Thisness in the King James Bible

‘So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.’

~ 1 Corinthians 15:54

‘Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.’

~ Song of Solomon 8:7

‘The king’s daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.’

~ Psalm 45:13

‘Thine eyes shall see the King in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.’

~ Isaiah 33:17

‘And a man shall be as an hiding-place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.’

~ Isaiah 32:2

This: Used to identify a specific person or thing close at hand or being indicated or experienced.

1. Always prefer the concrete word to the abstract.

2. Almost prefer the direct word to the circumlocution.

3. Generally, use transitive verbs, that strike their object; and use them in the active voice, eschewing the stationary passive.

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