| 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 9.) AKARANA, HURAE, 1888. Registered as
No. 9. ) AUCKLAND, JULY, 1888. U Magazine.
" Ki te mea i te horoi tetahi, kahore atu he aha mana, ko te horoi
anake i ona waewae, e ma katoa ana hoki ia." Hoani 13. 10.
"He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean
every whit." John 13, 10.
NAAMANA TE HIRIANA.
HE mea kia riro mai ai he pai ki ft tatou i nga kerero mo Naamana, me
mau mai aua korero mona, ma te marama o te Kawenata Hou e ata whaki mai ona tikanga. Ma tena huarahi, ka kite tatou ko ona wahi katoa, e tino momona ana i te pono karaipiture. "Na te ha o te Atua nga Karaipiture katoa, a e pai ana."2 Timoti 3. 16. Ko tenei korero e eke ana ano hoki ki a 2 Kingi 5. Ko te korero mo te ahua o te mate o Naamana, mo tona haerenga atu me tona hokinga mai i Horano, mo tona horoinga me tona tukunga iho, e toki tonu ana i te ako pai rawa, ina tirohia atu i roto i te marama e whakatiahoria mai ana e te Kawenata Hou. Mokonei kia anga tatou kia whakawhirinaki ki runga ki ta te Wai- rua Tapu whakaako, a, kia rapu i te tikanga o roto i tenei wahi minaminatia o nga karaipiture tapu. "Na, he tangata nui i te aroaro o tona ariki a Naamana 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 hoki ia, he toa, otira he repara." ii Kingi o. NAAMAN THE SYRIAN.
order to profit by the history of Naaman, we must bring it under the light of the New Testament, and interpret it thereby. In this way, we shall find every stage and every point of the narrative fraught, with rich and weighty principles of evangelical truth. "All scripture is given by inspiration of God. and is profitable." This statement applies to 2 Kings v. The record of Naaman's condition, of his course to and from Jordan, of his cleansing and its results, is full of most, precious teaching when viewed in the lie:ht''?which the New Testament pours upon it. Let us. then, in humble dependence upon the Spirit's teach- ing, proceed to the consideration of this singularly interesting passage of holy scripture. "Now Naaman. 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; hut he was a leper." Here, then, we have two sides of Naaman's condition. As to hia circumstances, he was all that heart could desire. "Great""honourable""mighty"