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THE

TITHE IN SCRIPTURE

BEING CHAPTERS FROM "THE SACRED TENTH"

WITH A REVISED BIBLIOGRAPHY ON TITHE-PAYING

AND SYSTEMATIC AND PROPORTIONATE GIVING

BY
HENRY LANSDELL, D.D.

F.R.G.S., M.R.A.S.

CHAPLAIN OF MORDEN COLLEGE, BLACKHEATH, AUTHOR OF "THE SACRED TENTH,” “THROUGH SIBERIA,” “RUSSIAN CENTRAL ASIA,"

“CHINESE CENTRAL ASIA," ETC.

"All the tithe of the land ... is the Lora's: it is holy unto the Lord.”—Lev. xxvii. 30.

Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, ... and prove Me now herewith,...if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it."-Mal. iii. io.

"In all thy gifts show a cheerful countenance, and set apart thy tithes with gladness.”— ECCLUS. xxxv. 9.

Ye tithe mint and anise and cummin ...: these ought ye to have done,”—Matt, xxiii. 23.

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PREFACE THERE are, happily, throughout the world,

1 many persons of all countries and in every clime who recognise that it is a religious and moral obligation to give ; and the publication of

The Sacred Tenth has brought to the knowledge of the Author that, as in past ages, so now, many earnest people not only approve but practise the principle of setting aside from their incomes. “not less than a tenth for God.”

Some of these have suggested that inasmuch as the two volumes of The Sacred Tenth are not, and cannot be, within the reach of all, it is very desirable that there should be published apart, at least those portions thereof which are directly concerned with Holy Scripture.

Hence the appearance of the following chapters, to which is added a revised edition of the original bibliography with additions up to date. That these Scriptural studies may help many inquirers to “perceive and know” what is the mind and will of God respecting their giving, and that they may have “grace and power faithfully to perform the same,” is the prayer and fervent desire of the Author.

HENRY LANSDELL, D.D.

MORDEN COLLEGE, BLACKHEATH, S.E.

Whitsuntide, 1908.

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