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" Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the Lord, and my work with my God. "
The Christian Spectator - Page 307
1827
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Memoirs of the Life and Correspondence of the Reverend Christian Frederick ...

Hugh Pearson - Missionaries - 1835 - 414 pages
...trouble. The words of Christ from Isaiah xlix. 4, often occur to my mind. ' Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nought and in vain ; yet surely my judgment is with the Lord, and my work with my God.' But indeed, the following verse...
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Fifty-two short sermons

Joseph Jowett - 1835
...is prophetically described, as mourning over the possibility of such a disappointment: "Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought." ' In stedfast faith, however, he leaves his judgment with the Lord, and his work with his God ; and...
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The Church of England Magazine, Volume 25

1848
...introduced as complaining thus of the Jews (or old church of God) who received him not : " Then I said, I have laboured in vain: I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain." But the Lord said : " It is a light thing that thou shouldst be my servant, to raise up the tribes...
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The Harmony of Divine Truth

Seth Williston - New England theology - 1836 - 634 pages
...and iii. 19, 32. The evangelical prophet represents him as uttering this complaint, " I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nought and in vain." Isa. xlix. 4. Here is a practical demonstration, that the gospel offer can not be so advantageously...
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The Mourner's Book

Lady - Bereavement - 1836 - 320 pages
...different ways to do some good in the world, and be ready to exclaim at last, judging from appearances, " I have laboured in vain : I have spent my strength for nought." Here I see the need of resignation. If I yield to my own heart, I shall fret, murmur, repine ; not...
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Sermons, and an Essay on the Pentateuch

Robert Means - Bible - 1836 - 610 pages
...DISCOURAGEMENTS AND CONSOLATIONS OF THE CHRISTIAN MINISTER. ISAIAH XLIX. 4. Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain : yet surely my judgment w with the Lord, and my work with my God. THE words of the text were uttered...
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The Church of England magazine [afterw.] The Church of ..., Volumes 32-33

1852
...What were these, to satisfy the longing soul of the Redeemer ? We wonder not that he should exclaim, " I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought." But yet he failed not, nor was discouraged. If by man he was treated with scorn, he enjoyed his heavenly...
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Jairus; or, The home missionary

John Young (M.A.) - 1837
...my God shall be my strength." Jairus himself, by this very circumstance, was induced to exclaim, " I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought and in vain:" and when just on the eve of abandoning his work, and ignobly quitting the field of honourable exertion,...
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The Works of Joseph Hall: Paraphrases of hard texts

Joseph Hall - Bishops - 1837
...destined me, from all worlds, to be a fit and perfect instrument of his service. XLIX. 4. Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain ; yet surely my judgment is iMth the LORD, and my work with my God. Then I said, I have omitted nothing...
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Old Testament Prophecy

Andrew Bruce Davidson - Bible - 1904 - 507 pages
...lamenting his little success, and ready to succumb to the difficulties he had to encounter: " Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought." Also in this chapter as well as in chaps. 52 and 53 the sufferings that fall upon the servant are inflicted...
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