And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were near.
A band of missionaries and native teachers spent a night on Darnley Island, when a project was formed to establish a mission on Murray Island. Some of the natives of this island seemed specially intent on intimidating the teachers, and convincing them that a mission there was perfectly hopeless. "There are alligators there," said they, "and snakes and centipedes." "Hold!" said Tepeso, one of the teachers, "are there men there?" "Oh yes," was the reply, "there are men, but they are such dreadful savages that it is no use your thinking of living among them." "That will do," responded Tepeso. "Wherever there are men missionaries are bound to go."
Parallel VersesKJV: And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.