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MATT. XII. 15–17.

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restore comforts unto him and to his sins, and inheritance among them.
mourners, Isa. lvii. 18. Return, ye which are sanctified by faith that is
backsliding children, and I will heal in me, Acts xxvi. 18. "For God, who
your backslidings. Behold, we come commanded the light to shine out of
unto thee; for thou art the LORD our darkness, hath shined in our hearts,
God, Jer. iii. 22. Heal me, O Lord, to give the light of the knowledge of
and I shall be healed; save me, and the glory of God in the face of Jesus
I shall be saved : for thou art my Christ, 2 Cor. iv. 6. That the God
praise, xvii. 14. Behold, I will bring of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father
it health and cure, and I will cure of glory, may give unto you the spirit
them, and will reveal unto them the of wisdom and revelation in the know.
abundance of peace and truth, xxxiii. ledge of him: The eyes of your un-
6. I will heal their backsliding, I derstanding being enlightened ; that
will love them freely: for mine an- ye may know what is the hope of his
ger is turned away from him, Hos. calling, and what the riches of the
xiv. 4. But unto you that fear my glory of his inheritance in the saints,
name shall the Sun of righteousness Eph. i. 17, 18.
arise with healing in his wings; and

VER. 17.
ye shall go forth, and grow up as 'Αμήν γάς λέγω υμίν, ότι πολλοί προ-
calves of the stall, Mal. iv. 2. That

φήται και δίκαιοι επεθύμησαν ιδείν & βλέseeing they may see, and not perceive; tett, xai oix sidor. sal knoūsas à åxovete, and hearing they may hear, and not xai oix hxovray. understand ; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins

For verily I say unto you, a That should be forgiven them, Mark iv. 12. many prophets and righteous men have In the midst of the street of it, and and have not seen them; and to hear

desired to see those things which ye see, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare those things which ye hear, and have not

heard them. twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves

a For I tell you, that many prophets of the tree were for the healing of the and kings have desired to see those nations, Rev. xxii. 2.

things which ye see, and have not VER. 16.

seen them, and to hear those things

which 'Tuâv di paxápia oi ópedamol, oro Baé- them, Luke x. 24. Your father Abra

ye hear, and have not heard πουσιν και τα ώτα υμών, ότι ακούει.

ham rejoiced to see my day: and he But a blessed are b your eyes, for they saw it, and was glad, John viii. 56. see: and your ears, for they hear. Which in other ages was not made a See on clause 1. ver. 3. chap. v.

known unto the sons of men, as it is b And Jesus answered and said un- now revealed unto the holy apostles to him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar- and prophets by the Spirit; That the jona : for flesh and blood hath not Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and revealed it unto thee, but my Father of the same body, and partakers of his which is in heaven, Matt. xvi. 17. promise in Christ by the gospel, Eph. Lord, now lettest thou thy servant de- iii. 5, 6. These all died in faith, not part in peace, according to thy word: having received the promises, but For mine eyes have seen thy salva- having seen them afar off, and were tion, Luke ii. 29, 30. And he turned persuaded of them, and embraced him unto his disciples, and said pri- them, and confessed that they were vately, Blessed are the eyes which strangers and pilgrims on the earth, see the things that ye see, x. 23. Heb. xi. 13. And these all, having Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, be obtained a good report through faith, cause thou hast seen me, thou hast received not the promise: God have believed: blessed are they that have ing provided some better thing for us, not seen, and yet have believed, John that they without us should not be XX. 29. To open their eyes, and to made perfect, 39, 40. Of which salturn them from darkness to light, and vation the prophets have iuquired and from the power of Satan unto God, searched diligently, who prophesied that they may receive forgiveness of of the grace that should come unto

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MATT. XII. 18, 19.

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you: Searching what, or what man- of Moses, and out of the prophets, ner of time the Spirit of Christ which from morning till evening, xxviii. 23. was in them did signify, when it tes- For the kingdom of God is not meat tified beforehand the sufferings of and drink ; but righteousness, and Christ, and the glory that should fol. peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost, low. Unto whom it was revealed, Rom. xiv. 17. But have renounced that not unto themselves, but unto us the hidden things of dishonesty, not they did minister the things, which walking in craftiness, nor handling the are now reported unto you by them word of God deceitfully ; but by mathat have preached the gospel unto nifestation of the truth commending you with the Holy Ghost sent down ourselves to every man's conscience from heaven ; which things the angels in the sight of God. But if our gospel desire to look into, 1 Pet. i. 10–12. be hid, it is hid to them that are lost,

2 Cor. iv. 2,3. Unto me, who am less VER. 18.

than the least of all saints, is this Υμείς ούν ακούσατε την παραβολήν του grace given, that I should preach σπείροντος. .

among the Gentiles the unsearchable a Hear ye therefore the parable of the riches of Christ, Eph. iii. 8. šower.

b The fear of the LORD is the bea He answered and said unto them, ginning of knowledge: but fools deBecause it is given unto you to know spise wisdom and instruction, Prov. the mysteries of the kingdom of hea- i. 7. Wisdom crieth without; she ven, but to them it is not given. For uttereth her voice in the streets: she whosoever hath, to him shall be given, crieth in the chief place of concourse, and he shall have more abundance in the openings of the gates : in the but whosoever hath not, from him city she uttereth her words, saying, shall be taken away even that he How long, ye simple ones, will ye love bath, Matt. xiii. 11, 12. The sower in their scorning and fools hate know.

simplicity and the scorners delight soweth the word, Mark iv. 14.

ledge? 204-22. My son, if thou wilt VER. 19.

receive my words, and hide my comΠαντός ακούοντος τον λόγον της βασιλεί- mandments with thee; So that thou ας, και μη συνιέντος, έρχεται ο πονηρός, incline thine ear unto wisdom, and zai áprázu sò ésnappeéven év vñ sagðią apply thine heart to understanding; αυτού· ούτός έστιν ο παρά την οδόν σαα

yea, if thou criest after knowledge, ρείς. .

and liftest up thy voice for underWhen any one heareth the a word of ver, and searchest for her as for hid

standing ; If thou seekest her as silthe kingdom, band understandeth it not, treasures ; Then shalt thou underthen cometh Cthe wicked one, and catch stand the fear of the Lord, and find eth away that which was sown in his the knowledge of God. For the Lord heart. This is he which received seed giveth wisdom : out of his mouth by the way side.

cometh knowledge and understanding, * Now the parable is this : The ii. 1-6. Wherefore is there a price seed is the word of God, Luke viii. 11. in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, And he sent them to preach the king- seeing he hath no heart to it? xvii. 16. dom of God, and to heal the sick, Through desire a man, having sepaix. 2. And heal the sick that are rated himself, seeketh and intermed. therein, and say unto them, The king- dleth with all wisdom. A fool hath dom of God is come nigh unto you, x. no delight in understanding, but that 9. And now, behold, I know that ye his heart may discover itself, xviii. 1, all, among whom I have gone preach- 2.

And this is the condemnation, ing the kingdom of God, shall see my that light is come into the world, and face no more, Acts xx. 25. And when men loved darkness rather than light, they had appointed him a day, there because their deeds were evil. For came many to him into his lodging ; every one that doeth evil bateth the to whom he expounded and testified light, neither cometh to the light, lest the kingdom of God, persuading them his deeds should be reproved, John conceming Jesus, both out of the law iii. 19, 20. Why do ye not under

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MATT, XIII. 19-21.

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VER. 20. cannot hear my word, viii. 43. And when they heard of the resurrection

ο δε επί τα πετρώδη σπαρείς, ούτός of the dead, some mocked : and others éotiy ó Tè abyov åxouwv, xai elles peră said, we will hear thee again of this Xapās napekávov avtór. matter, Acts xvii. 32. And as he But he that a received the seed into reasoned of righteousness, tempe- stony places, the same is he that heareth rance, and judgment to come, Felix the word, und anonb with joy receiveth it; trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a conveni

a Some fell upon stony places, where ent season,

I will call for thee. He they had not much earth; and forthhoped also that money should have with they sprung up, because they been given him of Paul, that he might had no deepness of earth : And when loose him : wherefore he sent for him the sun was up, they were scorched; the oftener, and communed with him, and because they had no root, they xxiv. 25, 26. But had certain

withered away, 5, 6.

questions against him of their own super

b And these are they likewise which stition, and of one Jesus, which was

are sown on stony ground; who, dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive. when they have heard the word, imAnd because I doubted of such man mediately receive it with gladness ; ner of questions, I asked him whether And have no root in themselves, and he would go to Jerusalem, and there

so endure but for a time : afterward, be judged of these matters, xxv. 19, when affliction or persecution ariseth 20. And even as they did not like to for the word's sake, immediately they retain God in their knowledge, God

are offended, Mark iv, 16, 17. For Hegave them over to a reprobate mind, rod feared John, knowing that he was to do those things which are not con

a just man and an holy, and observed venient, Rom. i. 28.

him; and when he heard him, he did c The field is the world ; the good many things, and heard him gladly, seed are the children of the kingdom; vi. 20. He was a burning and a but the tares are the children of the shining light: and ye were willing wicked one, Matt. xiii. 38. And these for a season to rejoice in his light, are they by the way side, where the John v. 35. Then Simon himself beword is sown ; but when they have lieved also: and when he was bapheard, Satan cometh immediately, tized, he continued with Philip, and and taketh away the word that was

wondered, beholding the miracles and sown in their hearts, Mark iv. 15. signs which were done, Acts viii. 13. Those by the way side are they that

VER. 21. hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts,

Ούκ έχει δε ρίζαν εν εαυτώ, αλλά πρόσ. lest they should believe and be saved, καιρός έστι: γενομένης δε θλίψεως ή διογμού Luke viii

. 12. I write unto you, fa- osè zòr aéyev, cibus cuardanisetas. thers, because ye have known him Yet hath he not a root in himself, but that is from the beginning. I write bdureth for a while: for when tribuunto you, young men, because ye have lation or persecution uriseth because of overcome the wicked one. I write the word, by and by he cis offended. unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father. I have writ- Many will say to me in that day, ten unto you, fathers, because ye have Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied known him that is from the beginning. in thy name? and in thy name have I have written unto you, young men,

cast out devils ? and in thy name done because ye are strong, and the word many wonderful works?' And then of God abideth in you, and ye have will I profess unto them, I never knew overcome the wicked one, 1 John is. you: depart from me, ye that work in13, 14.

iquity, Matt. vii. 22, 23. And every one d And when he sowed, some seeds that heareth these sayings of mine, and fell by the way side, and the fowls doeth them not, shall be likened unto came and devoured them up, Matt. a foolish man, which built his house xiii. 4.

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t. Blessed are they which are perse

ed, and the floods came, and the winds from the Holy One, and ye know all blew, and beat upon that house; and it things, 1 John ii. '19, 20. fell: and great was the fall of it, Matt. vii. 26, 27. And when the sun was cuted for righteousness' sake; for theirs up, they were scorched ; and, because is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed they had no root, they withered are ye, when men shall revile you, and away, xiii

. 6. But ye should say, Why persecute you, and shall say all manpersecute we him, seeing the root of ner of evil against you falsely; for my the matter is found in me? Job xix. sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad; 28. A man shall not be established for great is your reward in heaven : by wickedness : but the root of the for so persecuted they the prophets righteous shall not be moved, Prov. which were before you, Matt. v. 10xii. 3. The wicked desireth the net 12. And ye shall be bated of all men of evil men : but the root of the righ- for my name's sake : but he that teous yieldeth fruit, 12. They on the endureth to the end shall be saved, rock ure they, which, when they hear, x. 22. He that loveth father or moreceive the word with joy; and these ther more than me is not worthy of have no root, which for a while be- me: and he that loveth son or daughlieve, and in time of temptation fall ter more than me is not worthy of away, Luke viii. 13. Jesus answered me. And he that taketh not his cross, them and said, Verily, verily, I say and followeth after me, is not worthy unto you, ye seek me, not because ye of me. He that findeth his life shall saw the miracles, but because ye did lose it: and he that loseth his life eat of the loaves, and were filled, John for my sake shall find it, 37-39. vi. 26. I am the vine, ye are the Then said Jesus unto his disciples, branches : He that abideth in me, If any man will come after me, let and I in him, the same bringeth forth him deny himself, and take up his much fruit : for without me ye can cross, and follow me. For whosoever do nothing. If a man abide not in will save his life shall lose it : and me, he is cast forth as a branch, and whosoever will lose his life for my is withered ; and men gather them, sake shall find it. For what is a man and cast them into the fire, and they profited, if he shall gain the whole are burned. If ye abide in me, and world, and lose his own soul ? or my words abide in you, ye shall ask what shall a man give in exchange what ye will, and it shall be done for his soul? xvi. 24-26. The words unto you, xv. 5—7. For in Jesus of his mouth are iniquity and deceit : Christ neither circumcision availeth he hath left off to be wise, and to do any thing, nor uncircumcision ; but good, Ps. xxxvi. 3. 0 Ephraim, faith which worketh by love, Gal. v. what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, 6. For in Christ Jesus neither cir- what shall I do unto thee? for your cumcision availeth any thing, nor un- goodness is as a morning cloud, and as circumcision, but a new creature, vi. the early dew it goeth away, Hos. vi. 15. That Christ may dwell in your 4. And have no root in themselves, hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and so endure but for a time: afterand grounded in love, Eph. iii. 17. ward, when affliction or persecution For if these things be in you, and ariseth for the word's sake, immediabound, they make you that ye shall ately they are offended, Mark iv. 17. neither he barren nor unfruitful in the And when he had called the people knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. unto him with his disciples also, he But he that lacketh these things is said unto them, Whosoever will come blind, and cannot see afar off, and after me, let him deny himself, and bath forgotten that he was purged take up his cross, and follow me, For from his old sins, 2 Pet. i. 8, 9. They whosoever will save his life shall lose went out from us, but they were not it; but whosoever shall lose his life of us ; for if they had been of us, they for my sake and the gospel's, the would no doubt have continued with same shall save it. For what shall us : but they went out that they might it profit a man, if he shall gain the be made manifest that they were not whole world, and lose his own soul ? all of us. But ye have an unction / viii. 34–36. Now the brother shall

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A. D. 31. betray the brother to death, and the dence, which hath great recompence father the son ; and children shall of reward. For ye have need of patirise up against their parents, and shall ence, that after ye have done the will cause them to be put to death. And of God, ye might receive the promise. ye shall be bated of all men for my For yet a little while, and he that shall name's sake: but he that shall endure come will come, and will not tarry, unto the end, the same shall be saved, Now the just shall live by faith : but xiii. 12, 13. And he said to them all, if any man draw back, my soul shall If any man will come after me, let have no pleasure in him. But we are him deny himself, and take up his not of them who draw back unto pera cross daily, and follow me. For who- dition; but of them that believe to soever will save his life shall lose it: the saving of the soul, Heb.x. 35-39. but whosoever will lose his life for I know thy works, and where thou my sake, the same shall save it. For dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: what is a man advantaged, if he gain and thou holdest fast my name, and the whole world, and lose himself, or hast not denied my faith, even in be cast away? Luke ix. 23—25. If those days wherein Antipas was my any man come to me, and hate not faithful martyr, who was slain among his father, and mother, and wife, and you, where Satau dwelleth, Rev.ü.13. children, and brethren, and sisters, And they were offended in him. yea, and his own life also, he cannot But Jesus said unto them, A prophet be my disciple. And whosoever doth is not without honour, save in his own not bear his cross, and come after me, country, and in his own house, ver. cannot be my disciple. For which 57. And blessed is he whosoever of you, intending to build a tower, shall not be offended in me, xi. 6. sitteth not down first, and counteth Then shall they deliver you up to be the cost, whether he hath sufficient to afflicted, and shall kill you : and ye finish it? Lest haply, after he bath shall be hated of all nations for my laid the foundation, and is not able to name's sake. And then shall many finish it, all that behold it begin to be offended, and shall betray one anmock him, saying, This man began to other, and shall hate one another, build, and was not able to finish. Or xxiv. 9, 10. Peter answered and said what king, going to make war against unto him, Though all men shall be ofanother king, sitteth not down first, fended because of thee, yet will I and consulteth whether he be able never be offended, xxvi. 33. with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thou

VER. 22. sand? or else while the other is yet a ο δε εις τας ακάνθας σπαρείς, ούτός great way off, he sendeth an embas- έστιν και τον λόγον ακούων και η μέριμνα sage, and desireth conditions of peace. του αιώνος τούτου, και η απάτη του πλούSo likewise, whosoever he be of you | του, συμπνίγει τον λόγον, και άκαρπος that forsaketh not all that he bath, he glystal. cannot be my disciple, xiv. 26–33. He also that received a seed among the He that loveth his life shall lose it ; thorns is he that heareth the word; band and he that bateth his life in this the care of this world, and the deceitworld shall keep it unto life eternal. fulness of riches, dchoke the word, and If any man serve me, let him follow he becometh unfruitful. me ; and where I am, there shall also my servant be : if any man serve me, a And some fell among thors; and him will my Father honour, John xii. the thorns sprung up, and choked 25,26. To them who by patient conti them, ver. 7. And these are they nuance in well-doing, seek forglory and which sown among thorns ; honour and immortality, eternal life, such as hear the word, Mark iv. 18. Rom.ü.7. As many as desire to make And that which fell among thorns are a fair shew in the fests, they con- they, which, when they have beard, strain you to be circumcised; only go forth, and are choked with cares lest they should suffer persecution and riches and pleasures of this life, for the cro of Christ, G: 12. and bring no fruit to perfection, Luke Cast not away therefore your confi. vii. 14.


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