now as to the state of life after death, have ye not read that expression of God himself,
and said to him, do you hear what they say? yes, said Jesus; have ye never read, "out of the mouth of babes and sucklings I will make a consort of praise?"
go then and learn the meaning of that expression, "I will have mercy and not sacrifice:" for I am not come to call saints, but sinners.
he answer'd them, have ye not read what David and the rest of the company did when they were hungry,
if ye had known the meaning of that expression, "I will have mercy and not sacrifice," ye would not have condemned the guiltless.
Jesus reply'd, did ye never read in the scriptures, " that very stone which the builders rejected, is become the principal stone of the angle, this the Lord effected, and it is marvellous in our eyes."