And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near to them, they conspired against him to slay him.…
In "a sketch of my life-work," which appears in the Christmas number of the Methodist, Gee. Smith, of Coalville, says: — "One night, in the summer of 1868, I had a remarkable dream, which, strange to say, was repeated three nights in succession. Thousands of poor little children clustered round me, with looks and cries which pierced my soul. I was toiling to drag them to the top of a mountain. Just as I was giving up the struggle, Mr. Gladstone joined in my effort, and just as we both were giving up, our good and noble Queen come to the rescue, and we landed them all at the top. A similar dream occurred during the early part of my canal crusade."
Parallel VersesKJV: And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him.