The Man who Built his House on Sand
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This Text is a version of the well-known New Testament parable (see Matthew 7.24-27)
Se wisa wer timbrode his hus ofer stan.
Þa com þær micel flod, and þær bleowon windas,
and ahruron on þæt hus, and hit ne feoll: soþlice, hit
wæs ofer stan getimbrod.
timbrode se dysiga wer his hus ofer sandceosol. Þa rinde hit, and
þær com flod, and bleowon windas, and ahruron on þæt
hus, and þæt hus feoll; and his hryre wæs micel.
The wise man built his house on stone.
Then a great flood came there, and winds blew there, and fell down upon the house,and it did not fall: truly, it was built on stone.
Then the foolish man built his house on sand [lit sand-gravel]. Then it rained, and a flood came there, and winds blew, and fell down upon the house, and the house fell; and its fall was great.