New Living Translation
Can a man scoop a flame into his lap and not have his clothes catch on fire?
King James Bible
Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
Darby Bible Translation
Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his garments not be burned?
World English Bible
Can a man scoop fire into his lap, and his clothes not be burned?
Young's Literal Translation
Doth a man take fire into his bosom, And are his garments not burnt?
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LibraryThe Preface to the Commandments
And God spake all these words, saying, I am the LORD thy God,' &c. Exod 20: 1, 2. What is the preface to the Ten Commandments? The preface to the Ten Commandments is, I am the Lord thy God.' The preface to the preface is, God spake all these words, saying,' &c. This is like the sounding of a trumpet before a solemn proclamation. Other parts of the Bible are said to be uttered by the mouth of the holy prophets (Luke 1: 70), but here God spake in his own person. How are we to understand that, God spake, …
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments
"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
The Heavenly Footman; Or, a Description of the Man that Gets to Heaven:
In Death and after Death
For a prostitute will bring you to poverty, but sleeping with another man's wife will cost you your life.
Can he walk on hot coals and not blister his feet?
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