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Página 10 - But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Página 15 - At the first establishment of parochial clergy the tithes of the parish were distributed in a fourfold division, — one for the use of the bishop, another for maintaining the fabric of the church, a third for the poor, and the fourth to provide for the incumbent.
Página 13 - Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.
Página 11 - The beast that thou sawest was, and is not ; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition : and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
Página 11 - And he is the head of the body, the church ; who is the beginning, the first born from the dead ; that in all things he might have the pre-eminence.
Página 10 - Christ came not to destroy the law and the prophets, but to fulfil...
Página 8 - I will not put the title of the clergy to tithes upon any divine right ; though such a right certainly commenced, and I believe as certainly ceased, with the Jewish theocracy.
Página 16 - ... third for the poor, and the fourth to provide for the incumbent. When the sees of the bishops became otherwise amply endowed, they were prohibited from demanding their usual share of these tithes, and the division was into three parts only.