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GOD. From the Saxon god, good. The source of all good; the supreme being. 1. Every man is presumed to believe in God, and he who opposes a witness on the ground of his unbelief is bound to prove it. 3 Bouv. Inst. u. 3180.
     2. Blasphemy against the Almighty, by denying his being or providence, was an offence punishable at common law by fine and imprisonment, or other infamous corporal punishment. 4 Bl. Corn. 60; 1 East, P. C. 3; 1 Russ. on Crimes, 217. This offence his been enlarged in Pennsylvania, and perhaps most of the states, by statutory provision. Vide Christianity; Blasphemy; 11 Serg. & Rawle, 394.
     3. By article 1, of amendments to the Constitution of the United States, it is provided that "Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." In the United States, therefore, every one is allowed to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.

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Superintendents "don't want to upset their colleagues," particularly if it's for their own district's financial gain, said Adonai Mack, of the school administrators association.
Observe the month of Aviv, and keep the Passover to Adonai your God; for in the month of Aviv Adonai your God brought you out of Egypt by night.
We allow the current age to disrupt our faith and misguide us, the media, with the acknowledgment of 'good is bad, and bad is good'; we, as a nation, have walked away from his grace, forgiveness and how Adonai loves His children, all of His children.
Song titles include Opening Nigun, Shabbat Hamalkah, Open Up Our Eyes, Sh'ma Yisraeli, Chatzi Kaddish, Shalom Rav, Aleinu, Adonai Oz, and many more.
O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel, qui Moysi in igne flammae rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti: veni ad redimendum nos in brachio extento O Adonai, and leader of the House of Israel, who appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush and gave him the law on Sinai: Come and redeem us with an outstretched arm O Adonai Unsayable, you chose to speak one tongue, Unseeable, you gave yourself away, The Adonai, the Tetragramaton Grew by a wayside in the light of day.
Lord Glenconner's wife Anne described his decision to leave his multi-million pound estate on the Caribbean island of St Lucia to Kent Adonai as a surprise.
Daar se Adonai, die Heilige van Israel, geseend is Hy: 'Ag, as my volk maar na my wou luister, as Israel maar my wil wou doen, hoe gou sou Ek hulle vyand nie op die kniee bring en hulle teestanders met my eie hande verslaan nie .
Aaron Morales, pastor of Christian Adonai Church in Van Nuys, "but about counting them, too.
Pious Jews do not attempt to pronounce it, however, preferring instead to say Adonai ("Lord") whenever they encounter God's name in scripture.
She told me this told me at the UN Sports Ground at the old Nicosia Airport while we watched our adolescent Adonai training in readiness for the Carter Cup football competition at Akrotiri Sovereign Base.