William G. Ballantine - Sample Verses

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In the 1923 edition the verses are not marked. In the 1934 edition, the verses are marked in the margin.

Mark 1:9-13

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. Immediately as he was coming up from the water he saw the heavens opened and the Spirit as a dove descending upon him. And there was a voice from the heavens, "Thou art my Son, me Beloved; in thee I am well pleased."
Immediately the spirit impelled him to go out into the wild lands. And he was in the wild lands forty days, tempted by Satan. There he was among the wild beasts, but angels waited upon him.

John 1:1-5

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and apart from him not one thing came into being that has come into being. In him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men. And the Light shone in the darkness, but the darkness did not understand it.

1 Corinthians 15:1-8

Let me recall to your mind, brethren, the good news which I announced to you and which you accepted, in which also you stand, through which also you are being saved, if you hold fast the message that I announced to you, unless your faith was thoughtless.
For among the first things I passed on to you that I had received, that Christ died for our sins according the the Scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures, and that he was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve, then he was seen by more than five hundred brethren at once, of whom most are still living, but some have fallen asleep, then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as if to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.


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