Hard Words

Book Title: Christeliicken waerseggher : de principale stucken van t'christen geloof en Leuen int cort begrijpende. Met een rolle der deugtsaemheyt daer op dienende. Ende een schildt-wacht teghen de valsche waersegghers, tooueraers, etc. / Deur den e. Heer P. Ioannes David, priester der Societeijt Iesu

Author: David, Jan, 1545?-1613

Image Title: Hard Words

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Description: Three men stand under an object and banner held by a hand emerging from the clouds: in the center the banner reads "eternity" and the hand holds a snake, which has formed a circle by biting its own tail; to the left, the banner reads "return a reckoning" and the hand holds a trumpet while the man covers his ears with his hands; to the right, the banner reads "Perish" and the hand holds a flaming sword; above, a person alone on a deathbed prays "Speak, Lord 1 Reg. 3 (1 Samuel 3:9)" as God listens from a cloud. The Latin superscription reads, "Three words are harshest," and the text below, "What three harsh sayings will go through to the inner marrow? Give a reckoning: Perish: and that will last eternally".

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