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of Jesus, the crucified Nazarene-the Mighty God! the Everlasting Father! the Prince of Peace! I thought that a longer work from his hands would not only be more profitable to himself and to his destitute family, in a pecuniary point of view; but that such a work, under God's blessing, might be of incalculable use to his own brethren according to the flesh; while, at the same time, to Christian readers, the narrative would possess a double interest. He complied with my request; another and a longer manuscript was forwarded to me, and I found that I was not mistaken. This manuscript I now present to my readers. But few alterations have been made in the Narrative itself, though, perhaps, many in the construction of sentences, &c., but those only to make the style as plain and intelligible as possible. The writer is personally unknown to me, but his excellent and truly consistent character is well known to me, on the authority of many persons of high and acknowledged worth. I bear this testimony to the character of Mr JOHN HENRY MARKS, because I am told that an unworthy individual, bearing the same surname, has been mistaken for him. As

for his Narrative, I leave him to speak for himself. I do not even make a comment upon any peculiar opinion which he may be said to hold. I I can only say, that any person of common feeling will be touched to the very heart by the history of his domestic sorrows, and the trials and persecutions which he has been called to undergo; and, I think, every person of Christian principle who is grateful for the knowledge of His own salvation in Christ Jesus, will know how to appreciate the deep, heart-felt gratitude of this poor suffering child of Israel, who has indeed been brought to enter into the kingdom of heaven through much tribulation. I am well aware that the very name of a Jew to many worldly and careless persons; yes, and to those of whom I will only say, that they ought to know better; is associated with what is vulgar and degraded, and contemptible. I am sorry to say I understand this; I thank God, with my whole soul, that I do not feel it. Alas, the fact that the Jewish name is commonly coupled with a reproach, with the idea of low cunning and sordid avarice, is, in itself, the proof that this extraordinary race are under the mysterious curse which

was foretold should come upon them. Their fallen character has prevented their human brethren from feeling that deep reverence for them, which the most noble and the most unfortunate nation in the whole world would otherwise have claimed as their right. So exactly has that prophecy been accomplished: "And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for their hurt, to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places whither I shall drive them.”*

Putting the subject of the restoration of the Jews out of the question, which cannot be done, however, by any one well acquainted with the word of God, there is one fact which must ever give the Jew an interest in the Christian's heart; it is the fact that our blessed Lord and Saviour was Himself a Jew. Oh that there was more of the spirit of His great Apostle Paul about us! Hated and persecuted as he was by those who had been his own associates and admiring friends, scorned and reviled as the off-scouring of the earth, yet his heart's desire and his prayer to God for Israel were that they might be

Jer. xxiv. 9.

saved. Were he to stand among us, and to mark our coldness, our unconcern, our utter want of affection and interest for this once blessed race, might he not say, "If some of the branches be broken off, and thou being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; boast not thyself against the branches. For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest He also spare not thee. Behold, therefore, the goodness and severity of God, on them which fell severity, but toward thee goodness, if thou continue in his goodness, otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in, for God is able to graff them in again. If the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be but life from the head ?"*

I have been much struck by the observations of one who, like the writer of this narrative, has himself abjured the traditions of his fathers, and received as his Saviour the God of his fathers, who was also, by his natural birth, a Jew, but has become, by a new

*Rom. ii., &c. &c.

and spiritual birth, a Christian. He is lamenting the unconcern and the false notions of many of his Christian brethren on the subject of the conversion of the Jews—and he says, "I have had, for the last six years, as a Jew, believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, abundant opportunity to see how far Christians are acquainted with the state of the Jews. I have noticed that two things were inseparable. Wherever I found a want of interest in behalf of my brethren, the Jews, there I also found a want of information as to their present state. Even by Ministers of the Gospel, answers like these have been given to me when I

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pressed the matter home to them. Really I have never considered the subject. I have never thought much about it.' "—Are not we, who are Ministers of the Gospel, called upon to give some heed to such a remonstrance as this? Where is that hearty spirit of anguish for them which Luther felt, when he exclaimed, "A man's heart might break in sunder to see the Jews scattered and dispersed up and down the whole empire." "What are we, poor miserable Gentiles," said he again, "What are we in comparison of Jerusalem ? Did God pass over and forsake that

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