The Life of Jesus Christ for the Young eBook

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being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last:  and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.  When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?  She said, No man, Lord.  And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee:  go, and sin no more.—­St. John vii:  14-16; viii:  3-11.

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NOTE BY THE ARTIST

The scene is represented as taking place in one of the great cloisters or porticoes which surrounded the Temple courts, and which like the Forum of Rome, and “Paul’s Wall” in Elizabethan, London, served the purpose of a public promenade and place of meeting.  These porticoes were of magnificent construction and proportions, the Stoa Basilica alone, upon the south side, with its quadruple colonnade of one hundred and sixty-two pillars, covering a great area.  The Eastern Cloister, known as “Solomon’s Porch,” was probably so-called as having been erected upon the site of a similar construction in the first Temple.

ONE OF TEN LEPERS CURED IS GRATEFUL

And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.  And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off.  And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.  And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests.  And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.  And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God.  And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks:  and he was a Samaritan.  And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?  There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.  And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way:  thy faith hath made thee whole.—­St. Luke xvii:  II—­19.

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NOTE BY THE ARTIST

The town of Cana in Galilee, with its background of low hills, as seen from the Nazareth Road, supplies a landscape setting for this picture.  The ingratitude of the nine lepers no doubt added to our Lord’s sorrow just now at the growing influence of the opposition of his enemies.

JESUS, MARTHA, MARY, AND LAZARUS

Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village:  and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.  And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.  But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.  And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things.  But one thing is needful:  and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.—­St. Luke x:  38-42.

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