He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces…
Whitfield, the prince of sacred orators, was preaching to a crowd concerning the love of God: its height, its breadth, its infinity. A poor, ignorant, neglected child heard him, and drank in all he said with open eyes and open heart. Some little time afterwards the poor girl was smitten with a deadly disease. A Christian visited her bed of straw. "Child," said he, "are you afraid to die?" "No," she replied, "I am not afraid to die, I want to go to Mr. Whitfield's God."
Parallel VersesKJV: He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.