New Living Translation
There was a small town with only a few people, and a great king came with his army and besieged it.
King James Bible
There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it:
Darby Bible Translation
There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and encompassed it, and built great bulwarks against it:
World English Bible
There was a little city, and few men within it; and a great king came against it, besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it.
Young's Literal Translation
A little city, and few men in it, and a great king hath come unto it, and hath surrounded it, and hath built against it great bulwarks;
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LibraryRelation v. Observations on Certain Points of Spirituality.
1. "What is it that distresses thee, little sinner? Am I not thy God? Dost thou not see how ill I am treated here? If thou lovest Me, why art thou not sorry for Me? Daughter, light is very different from darkness. I am faithful; no one will be lost without knowing it. He must be deceiving himself who relies on spiritual sweetnesses; the true safety lies in the witness of a good conscience.  But let no one think that of himself he can abide in the light, any more than he can hinder the natural …
Teresa of Avila—The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus
Epistle xxxiv. To Venantius, Ex-Monk, Patrician of Syracuse .
Jewish views on Trade, Tradesmen, and Trades' Guilds
Before long your enemies will build ramparts against your walls and encircle you and close in on you from every side.
You may only cut down trees that you know are not valuable for food. Use them to make the equipment you need to attack the enemy town until it falls.
2 Samuel 20:16
But a wise woman in the town called out to Joab, "Listen to me, Joab. Come over here so I can talk to you."
Here is another bit of wisdom that has impressed me as I have watched the way our world works.
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