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Q. Why was this division made?
of the Scriptures.
the Hebrew, and the New Testament in the
Greek. Q. What nation spake the Hebrew language ? A. The Jews. Q. When was the Bible first translated into English ? Ă. A. D. 1380, nearly five hundred years ago. .Q. By whom was it translated ? A. By Wiclif. Q. When was it first printed ? A. In 1526, by William Tyndale, over three hundred years ago.
Why is our Bible sometimes called King James' Bible ? A. Because James I., king of England, ap
pointed forty-seven learned men to prepare a
correct English version of the Scriptures. Q. When was their work finished ? X. In 1603; about two hundred and fifty years
ago. Q. Have there been any changes in the English Bible
since then ? A. Only very small alterations. Q. What is the great design of the Bible? A. To teach us the will of God. Q. How should we read and study the Bible? A. With reverence and love, desiring to know
and obey all its commands.
Q. What do we need to enable us to understand the Bible: A. The light of the Holy Spirit. Q. How may we obtain it? A. By prayer. Q. What has the Saviour said about the gift of the Holy Spirit? A. “If ye, then, being evil
, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him ?” Luke xi, 13.
Question. What is the name of the first book in the Bible ?
Q. Why was this name given to the book?
creation of the world.
human eyes. His works show us that he exists everywhere; with the Bible, they teach us that he has existed always, and is allwise, all-powerful, and infinitely good and
holy. Q. What is it to create ? A. To form something out of nothing. Q. Can man create ? A. He cannot. Q. How did God create the world ? A. He spake, and it was done; he commanded,
and it stood fast. Psa. xxxiii, 9. Q. Can angels create ? A. They cannot: no being but God can create. Q. When did God create the heavens and the earth? Ă. In the beginning. Q. What is meant by the beginning? Ă. When God commenced creating. Q. How long was God creating the world? Ă. Six days. Q. What did he create on the first day? A. Light. Verses 3-5. Q. What was made on the second day? A. The firmament, or the blue heavens, which
we see above us. Verses 6-8.
Q. What on the third day? å. God caused the waters to be collected to
gether, and the dry land appeared. Verses
9, 10. Q. What did he cause the earth to bring forth? A. All kinds of trees and vegetables. Verses
11, 12. Q. What were made on the fourth day? A. The sun, moon, and stars, Verses 14-18. Q. What on the fifth day? A. Fishes and birds. Verses 20-22. Q. What on the sixth day? A. Beasts and reptiles. Verses 24, 25. Q. What other work of creation was performed on this
day? A. God made the first man. Verses 26, 27. Q. Of what was he made ? X. Of the dust of the ground. Chap. ii, 7. Q. Was his soul made of the dust? A. It was not. God breathed into his body the
breath of life, and he received an immortal
soul. Chap. ii, 7.
Chap. ii, 21, 22.
Q. What grew in this garden?
and good for food; the tree of life also, and
the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Q. Of what did God give them permission to eat? A: Of every tree of the garden except the tree
of the knowledge of good and evil. Chap. ii,
16, 17. Q. What should happen if they eat of this ? A. God said, In the day that thou eatest there
of, thou shalt surely die. Chap. ï, 17. Q. What did God make on the seventh day? A. He made nothing; but rested from all his
works. Chap. ii, 2. Q. What did he do to the day? A. He blessed the seventh day, and sanctified
it. Chap. ii, 3. Q. What was the seventh day called ? A. The Sabbath. Q. From what should we cease on the Sabbath? A. From all unnecessary work. Q. How should we spend the day? A. In rest from labor, and in acts of devotion. Q. How did all the works of creation appear when they
were finished? A. And God saw everything that he had made:
and behold it was very good. Chap. i, 31.