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" He that ruleth his spirit, is better than he that taketh a city, "
Sermons Translated from the Original French of the Late Rev. James Saurin ... - Page 273
by Jacques Saurin, Robert Robinson - 1805
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Treasures in Song and Story from Aunt Mary's Portfolio

Children's poetry - 1853 - 224 pages
...selfish wish, be sure your heavenly Father will show you how you can be useful. Remember his word says, " He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city." YOUTH'S COMPANION. WHAT ALL LITTLE GIRLS SHOULD BE. MILD, yet brave and noble-hearted, Saying pleasant,...
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The Works of Jonathan Edwards: With a Memoir of His Life and Character, Volume 2

Jonathan Edwards, Tryon Edwards - Congregational churches - 1842
...will have great need of prudence in all your conduct, and of keeping the entire mastery of yourself. " He that ruleth his spirit, is better than he that taketh a city." In cases of opposition (and you may have opposition, notwithstanding the present happy appearance)...
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The Church scholar's magazine [formerly The Church of England Sunday scholar ...

1859
...wonderful when he is a man. His mother thought he would understand the meaning of King Solomon's words, " He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city." So she talked to him about them, and got him to repeat the verse to her every morning during the holidays....
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Riverside; Or, Seed and Fruit

Riverside - 1854
...we hope that you may gain that victory which Scripture tells us is the greatest a man can gain — 'He that ruleth his spirit, is better than he that taketh a city.' Will you try for that victory 1" " Yes, indeed, Sir, I will ; I often think of what you said to me...
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Student and Family Miscellany, Volume 9

1854
...the clouds of anger rise to dim your sky. He was a hero. He conquered himself; and Solomon says, " He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city." At first he cowardly ran away ; but his courage came again ; he rallied his forces, and took the city....
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A practical treatise concerning evil thoughts

William Chilcot - 1854
...beyond the moft famous Exploits of Viftory that ever were made ; the wifeft of Men telling us, That he that ruleth his Spirit, is better than he that taketh a City, Prov. xvi. 32. And our own Experience confirms this Sentence of the wife Man. For there is nothing...
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Conversations on the History of Russia

Russia. [Appendix. - History & Politics.] - Russia - 1855
...conduct," he remarked, " than in the boldest warlike exploit ; it reminds one of that saying of Solomon, ' He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city.' " It was in this reign that the use of gunpowder first became known in Russia ; you will remember,...
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The Gospel standard, or Feeble Christian's support, Volumes 21-22

1855
...conquerors." 7. They are more than conquerors in regard that they conquer and overcome themselves. " He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city." (Prov. xvi. 32.) Here is a notable conquest for a man to have a command and victory over himself and...
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Palaestra stili Latini; or, Materials for translation into Latin prose ...

Benjamin Hall Kennedy - 1855
...are these : By pride cometh contention. Before honour is humility. A soft answer turneth away wrath. He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city. He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man. Hope deferred maketh the heart sick. If sinners entice...
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Evangelical life as seen in the example of our Lord Jesus Christ

John James - Christian life - 1855 - 500 pages
...that hath no rule over his spirit, is like a city that is broken down and hath no walls ;" whereas, " He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city *." How surely do fallen creatures like ourselves, too often infirm of purpose and in act, go wrong...
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