| TE HOA MAORI,
" 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 7.) AKARANA, HANUERE 1, 1888. Registered as
No. 7. i . AUCKLAND, JANUARY 1, 1888. . a Magazine.
'' TENA ra, tatou ka korerorero, e ai ta IHOWA; ahakoa i rite o koutou HARA
' te mea ngangana, ka pera ano me te hukarere te MA; ahakoa i whero me te mea
; whakawhero, ka rite ano ki te huruhuru hipi." Ihaia 1-18.
' COME NOW, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: Though your SINS be as
i scarlet, they shall be as WHITE as snow; though they be red like crimson, they
shall be as wool," Isaiah 1.18-
"A, ka kite ahau i te toto, na, ka kape ahau
i a koutou.: Ekoruhe 12. 13.
TERA atu i nga tau e toru mano kua huri atu nei, i kitea tetahi mea whakamiharo i te whenua o Hipa. Kua torengi atu te ra, kua po, kua takoto nga Etipiana ki te moe kia kaha ai mo nga mahi o te aonga ake. Otira i te whenua o Kohena, te kainga o nga Iharairahe iwi e taka kinotia ana e nga Etipiana, kahore kau he tangata he tamaiti ranei i takoto ki te moe. Ko tetahi tangata o Iharaira o ia whare i tu ki waho o tona whare, i tetahi o nga ringa he peihana, i tetahi he kutanga hihopa hei tou mana ki te mea i te peihana, ka tauhi ai ki nga pou e rua, ki te karupe hoki o te tatau o tona whare. He aha tera ka ata tauhitia ra ki o ratou whare ? He totohe toto reme. Ka oti te tauhi, ka hoki rangimarie ia o nga tangata Iharaira ki roto ki tona whare ake; a mehemea i tirohia a roto o nga whare kua kati nei nga kuwaha, kua kitea atu ratou katoa, tane, wahine me nga "When I see the blood, I will pass over you." Erodus 12. 13.
MORE than three thousand years ago a strange sight might have been witnessed in the land of Egypt. The sun had sunk below the hills, the silence of night prevailed, and the Egypt- ians had retired for the repose needed to fit them for the succeeding day's employment. But in the land of Goshen, where dwelt the Israelitesa people whom the Egypt- ians kept in cruel bondagenot even a child had gone to rest. Outside of earn house might have been seen an Israelite, holding in one hand a basin, and in the other a bunch of hyssop, with which he sprinkled the contents of the basin upon the two side-posts and the upper door-post of his house. What was it that was thus carefully sprinkled upon their houses ? It was bloodthe blood of a lamb. This done, the Israelite, with an express- ion of peace upon his countenance, entered his house; and, if we could have looked