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TE HOA MAORI

WITH

GOOD NEWS FOR ALL,

" I haere mai hoki te Tama a te tangata ki te rapu ki te whakaora i te mea i ngaro. " Ruka 19. 10.

" For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. " Luke 19. 10.

NAMA 29 AKARANA, HURAE, 1893. Registered as

No. 29 J AUCKLAND, JULY, 1893. a Magazine.

" He pono te korero, a e pai ana kia tangohia rawatia, i haere mai a Karaiti

Ihu ki te ao ki te whakaora i te hunga hara; ko ahau ano hoki te tino tangata

hara o ratou. "—1. Timoti 1. 15.

" This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus

came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. "—1- Timothy 1. 15.

NAAMANA, TE REPERA, ME ONA

RUKUNGA I TE AWA O HORANO.

TENEI tangata he " rangatira ope o

te kingi o Hiria, e whakanuia ana

hoki no te mea i waiho ia e Ihowa

hei kai homai i te oranga ki a

Hiria. He tangata marohirohi ano ia, he

toa; otiia he repera. " (2 Kings 5 1. )

Hei aha ranei te nuinga kautanga i tenei

ao ? Ahakoa e whai mana ana te tangata, e

whiwhi ana ki te nuinga o te taonga; e kake

rawa ana ranei, kite keokeonga o te kawana-

tanga: ka rite kau ia kia Naamana, te

repera. Me aha hoki tona turanga i tenei

ao; he tangata hara ia. Aue ! na tenei i

kino ai; na tenei i kawa ai nga mea katoa

ki a ia.

Tena mate—te repera—e kore e taea e

nga rata. Ka tupu tonu a, kapi noa te

tinana i te pukupuku, i te hakihaki; a noho

kau ana te tangata, i roto tonu i tona mate

rihariha. Ko te ahua ano. tena o te hara.

E kore hoki tena e taea e te tangata te

muru; erangi e tupu haere ana. Ano te

kino o tena mea o te hara! Rapu kau te

NAAMAN, THE LEPER, DIPPED

SEVEN TIMES IN JORDAN.

This man was " captain of the host of the King of

Syria; was a great man with his master, and

honourable, because by him the Lord had given

deliverance unto Syria; he was also a mighty man

in valour; but he was a Leper. "—2 Kings, v. 1.

'WHAT does earthly greatness

afford after all? A man be

ever so popular; he may

prosper in business to his

utmost cravings; or he may climb the

highest pinnacle of political honour or

military greatness. Naaman was all this;

but he was a leper. And man, no matter

what his position in this world, he ia a

sinner. Ah, this spoils all, makes every cup

of this world bitter.

Leprosy was incurable. Still it spread,

until the whole person was filthy—bloated,

pimpled, and scabbed—wretched picture of

man's ruined, utterly ruined, lost condition

through sin. And, what is still worse, like

the leper he finds every effort in vain to cure

himself. The fearful poison spreads. Oh,

how loathsome is sin! My reader may have