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Almighty Allah says in the Holy Quran : "We sent aforetime our messengers with clear Signs and sent down with them the Book and the Balance, that men may stand forth in Justice.
Historian Robert Dent waxed lyrical that ''no-one who had aforetime crossed the dismal piece of land, crowded with brick-ends and other unsightly refuse - the once pleasant greensward worn bare and brown - would have readily identified it with the exquisite little park, with its broad terrace and winding walks, its shrubberies and bright parterres, and its smooth trim lawns, as it appeared after the transformation''.
Idomeneus smote him with a thrust of his spear full upon the breast, and clave his coat of bronze around him, that aforetime ever warded death from his body, but now it rang harshly as it was cloven about the spear.
When a local slave who could translate for Job was found, and the identity of his master could be ascertained, he was sent back to Maryland, where Tolsey apparently made an effort at treating him better than he had aforetime, even setting aside a place for him to conduct his daily prayers in peace.
After such city has arisen people forget that what seems one nation had aforetime been many.
257: "Fair sweet Father, Jesu Christ, if ever I [Lancelot] did thing that pleased Thee, Lord for Thy pity never have me not in despite for my sins done aforetime, and that Thou show me something of that I seek.
Such exhibitionism, which I saw manifested among members of distinguished Yankee families, was painful to observe; for it showed that our aforetime leadership class was turning senile and socially destructive.
Whenever they are given to eat of one of the fruits thereof they say: This is that which we were given aforetime, and they were given a likeness of it .
There is added he, who was hurled down by the golden spear--Typhon, who aforetime, when mounting into heaven on the rocks of Ossa, essayed to double the height of Olympus by piling thereon the Emathian mount.
If you be grown great, after you were of small account, and have gotten you substance, after you were aforetime needy in the city which you know, forget not how it fared with you in time past.
And the other, a form hovering dark and mother-like, her awful face black with the mists of centuries, had aforetime quailed at that white master's command, had bent in love over the cradles of his sons and daughters, and closed in death the sunken eyes of his wife--aye, too, at his behest had laid herself low to his lust, and borne a tawny man-child to the world, only to see her dark boy's limbs scattered to the winds by mid-night marauders riding after 'cursed Niggers'.
Revelation of the justice of God would, in essence, represent a claim to knowledge of the end of history aforetime.
What is at stake for the Lutherans is the objectivity and unsurpassable validity of the gospel as the revelation aforetime of the eschatological judgment of God.
And thus, inasmuch as that power of understanding which it had aforetime is natural, it follows that the darkness which it here suffers is profound and horrible and most painful, for this darkness, being felt in the deepest substance of the spirit, seems to be substantial darkness.