And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
"I belong to death's Master," was the expression of a Christian woman lately, who at length died of internal cancer. She was attended by a Roman Catholic nurse, who was very much astonished at the calm patience and peace of the poor sufferer. A lady called to see her one day. .The door was opened by the nurse. "How is Mrs. Bristow to-day?" inquired the visitor. "She is very ill, sir," was the reply. The nurse then gave the following details: — "Last night she was seized with violent pain, and I thought she was dying. I said to her, 'Ye are dying; shall I send for a clergyman to prepare you for death?' 'Oh, no,' she said, 'I want no minister, for I am ready to die at any moment.' 'But,' I said, 'are you not afraid to die?' 'No, indeed, not a bit,' she replied. 'Tell me why you are not afraid to die, when you have not been prepared by your clergyman, nor received the rites of your Church?' I said. 'Because,' she replied, joyously, 'I belong to death's Master. I am a poor sinner saved by grace, and His blood has washed away my sin, and secured me a title to glory.'"
Parallel VersesKJV: And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.