The following words are printed inside Bibles distributed by The Gideons International:
This book contains
the mind of God, the state of man,
the way of salvation, the doom of sinners,
and the happiness of believers.
Its doctrine is holy, its precepts are binding,
its histories are true, and its decisions immutable.
Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy.
It contains light to direct you,
food to support you, and comfort to cheer you.
It is the traveller’s map, the pilgrim’s staff,
the pilot’s compass, the soldier’s sword,
and the Christian’s charter.
Here too Heaven is opened and the gates of Hell disclosed.
Christ is its grand subject,
our good its design,
and the glory of God its end.
It should fill the memory,
rule the heart, and guide the feet.
Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully.
It is a mine of wealth,
health to the soul, and a river of pleasure.