The Spiritual Clockwork (Das geistliche Uhrwerk)

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The Spiritual Clockwork (Das geistliche Uhrwerk)

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Item No: frk00111
Title: The Spiritual Clockwork (Das geistliche Uhrwerk)
Creation Date: 9/14/1786
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 976
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

Das geistliche Uhrwerck 

[Beginning with the circle to the top right, going clockwise]
Eins \ ist noth Herr \ Jesu Christi \ Laß Dich fin \ den wo du \ bist. \ Luc. 10.
Zwei \ weg hat der \ Mensch vor sich \ Herr den schma \ len führe \ mich \ Matth. 7.
Drey \ Persohnen \ sind allhier \ In der Gott= \ heit Ehren \ wir \ 1 Joh. 5. 7.
Vier \ fach ist das \ Ackerfeld \ Mensch wie ist \ dein Hertz \ bestelt \ Matth: 13
Fünff \ Heyl wunden \ bringen euch \ So ihrs glaubt \ ins Himmel \ Reich \ Joh. 10. 25
Zur sechs \ sten Stunde es \ finster ward. \ Damit daß Licht \ uns Leuchtet \ dort. \ Matth 27
Sieben \ zig mal sie= \ ben mal. \ Sollet ihr \ verzeyhen \ all \ Matth. 18.
Nur Acht \ Seelen lebten \ dort. \ Die da glaub= \ ten Gottes \ wort.
Neune \ undankbar \ blieben sind \ Fleuch den un= \ danck Men= \ schen kind \ Luc. 17. 17.
Zehen \ frommen \ waren nicht. \ Dort bey So= \ doms straff ge= \ richt. \ 1. Mos. 18. 32.
Elf Jün= \ ger Christi \ true verblieben. \ Judas ließ sich \ das geld belie= \ ben. \ Matth. 26.
Ein Je= \ der Tag hat \ zwölf Stunden \ Mensch wie bist \ mit got verbun= \ den. \ Joh. 11. 9.

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Geschrieben Den 14. Sept. 1786.
 


Translation:

The Spiritual Clockwork

[Beginning with the circle to the top right, going clockwise]
One thing is necessary. Let us find where you are, Lord Jesus Christ. Luke 10.
Two ways man has before himself. Lord lead me on the narrow one. Matthew 7.
Three persons are present whom we honor in the Godhead. 1 John 5:7.
Fourfold is the field. Man, how is your heart ordered? Matthew 13.
Five healing wounds bring you to heaven if you believe. John 20.25.
At the sixth hour it became dark so that the Light enlightened us there. Matthew 27.
Seventy times seven you are to forgive everybody. Matthew 18
Only eight souls lived there who believed God’s word. Genesis 8.
Nine remained who lived who were unthankful. Flee thanklessness, oh child of man. Luke 17.17.
Ten devout persons were not to be found at the judgment of Sodom. Genesis 18.32.
Eleven disciples of Christ remained faithful. Judas allowed himself to love money. Matthew 26.
Each day has twelve hours. Man, how you are bound to God. John 11:9.

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Written on the 14. Sept. 1786
 


Category: Religious Text
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes:

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. In the center of the document is a circular drawing resembling a clock with Roman numerals. It is surrounded by twelve circles that contain the individual Biblical verses. A profusion of flowering, leafy vines as well as several rosettes adorn the space between the circles. A narrow border consisting of a diagonally-striped band frames the document.


Creation Place State/Province: State/Province:[Pennsylvania]
Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics

Image Dimensions Width: 32.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 111
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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