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Bible: the Spirit More Than the Letter

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It is easy enough to be learned in the letter of the Word, and yet to miss the spirit. If no other instance were before us, the Jewish people would furnish us with a most convincing one, for they have wholly missed the meaning of the Scriptures, and yet, Lightfoot tells us, 'They have summed up all the letters in the Bible to show that one hair of that sacred head is not perished. Eight hundred and forty-eight marginal notes are observed and preserved, for the more facility of the text: the middle verse of every book noted; the number of the verses in every book reckoned: and not a vowel that misseth ordinary grammar which is not marked.'

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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Bible: the Spirit More Than the Letter'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. 1870.

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