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the Lord, iii. 19. When they heard | 19, 20. Thy kingdom come. Thy will these things, they held their peace, and be done in earth, as it is in heaven, vi. glorified God, saying, Then hath God 10. But seek ye first the kingdom of also to the Gentiles granted repent- God, and his righteousness; and all ance unto life, xi. 18. And the times these things shall be added unto you, of this ignorance God winked at; but 33. Not every one that saith unto now commandeth all men every where me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into to repent, xvii. 30. Testifying both to the kingdom of heaven; but he that the Jews, and also to the Greeks, re- doeth the will of my Father which is in pentance towards God, and faith to heaven, vii. 21. And as ye go, preach, wards our Lord Jesus Christ, xx.21. But saying, The kingdom of heaven is at shewed first unto them of Damascus, hand, x. 7. Verily I say unto and at Jerusalem, and throughout all you, Among them that are born of the coasts of Judæa, and then to the women there hath not risen a greater Gentiles, that they should repent and than John the Baptist: notwithstandturn to God, and do works meet for ing he that is least in the kingdom of repentance, uvi. 20. For godly sorrow heaven is greater than he. And from worketh repentance to salvation not the days of John the Baptist until now to be repented of: but the sorrow of the kingdom of heaven suffereth viothe world worketh death, 2 Cor.vii. 10. lence, and the violent take it by force, In meekness instructing those that xi. 11, 12. He answered and said unoppose themselves; if God peradven- to them, Because it is given unto you ture will give them repentance to the to know the mysteries of the kingdom acknowledging of the truth, 2 Tim. ii. of heaven, but to them it is not given, 25. Therefore leaving the principles xiii. 11. Another parable put he forth of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto them, saying, The kingdom of unto perfection ; not laying again the heaven is likened unto a man which foundation of repentance from dead sowed good seed in his field, 24. works, and of faith toward God, Heb. Another parable put he forth unto vi. 1. The Lord is not slack concern- them, saying, The kingdom of heaven ing his promise, as some men count is like to a grain of mustard seed, slackness; but is long-suffering to us- which a man took, and sowed in his ward, not willing that any should pe- field, 31. Another parable spake he rish, but that all should come to re- unto them; The kingdom of heaven is pentance, 2 Pet. iii. 9. Remember like unto leaven, which a woman took, therefore from whence thou art fallen, and hid in three measures of meal till and repent, and do thy first works; or the whole was leavened, 33. Again, else I will come unto thee quickly, and the kingdom of heaven is like unto a will remove thy candlestick out of his treasure hid in a field; the which when place, except thou repent, Rev. ü. 5. a man hath found, he hideth, and for And I gave her space to repent of her joy thereof goeth and selleth all that fornication ; and she repented not, he hath, and buyeth that field. Again, 21.

the kingdom of heaven is like unto a 6. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for merchant man, seeking goodly pearls. theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Bless. Again, the kingdom of heaven islikeuned are they which are persecuted for to a net, that was cast into the sea, and righteousness' sake: for theirs is the gathered of every kind, 44–47. Then kingdom of heaven. Whosoever there said he unto them, Therefore every fore shall break one of these least scribe which is instructed unto the kingcommandments, and shall teach men dom of heaven is like unto a man that is so, he shall be called the least in the an householder, which bringeth forth kingdom of heaven: but whosoever out of his treasure things new and old, shall do and teach them, the same shall 52. At the same time came the disbe called great in the kingdom of hea- ciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the ven. For I say unto you, That except greatest in the kingdom of heaven? your righteousness shall exceed the And Jesus called a little child unto righteousness of the scribes and Phari. him, and set him in the midst of them, sees, ye shall in no case enter into the And said, Verily I say unto you, Exkingdom of beaven, Matt. v. 3. 10. cept ye be converted, and become as

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A. D. 26. little children, ye shall not enter into say unto them, The kingdom of God the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever is come nigh unto you. But into whatlittle child, the same is greatest in the you not, go your ways out into the kingdom of heaven, xviii.1-4. There- streets of the same, and say, Even the fore is the kingdom of heaven likened | very dust of your city, which cleaveth unto a certain king, which would take on us, we do wipe off against you: account of his servants, 23. For the notwithstanding be ye sure of this, kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that the kingdom of God is come nigh that is an householder, which went out unto you, x. 9–11. There shall be early in the morning to hire labourers weeping and gnashing of teeth, when into his vineyard, xx. 1. The king- ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and dom of heaven is like unto a certain Jacob, and all the prophets, in the king, which made a marriage for his kingdom of God, and you yourselves son, xxii. 2. But woe unto you, scribes thrust out. And they shall come and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye shut from the east, and from the west, and up the kingdom of heaven against from the north, and from the south, men : for ye neither go in yourselves, and shall sit down in the kingdom of neither suffer ye them that are enter- God, xiii. 28, 29. The kingdom of God ing to go in, xxiii. 13. Then shall the cometh not with observation: Neither kingdom of heaven be likened unto shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! ten virgins, which took their lamps, . for, behold, the kingdom of God is and went forth to meet the bride- within you, xvii. 20, 21. For I say unto groom. xxv. 1. For the kingdom of you, I will not any more eat thereof, heaven is as a man travelling into a until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of far country, who called his own ser. God. I will not drink of the fruit of the vants, and delivered unto them his vine, until the kingdom of God shall goods, 14. And in the days of these come, xxii. 16, 18. Jesus answered and kings shall the God of heaven set up said unto him, Verily, verily, I say a kingdom, which shall never be de. I unto thee, Except a man be born again, stroyed : aņd the kingdom shall not he cannot see the kingdom of God. be left to other people, but it shall | Nicodemus saith unto him, How can break in pieces and consume all these a man be born when he is old ? can he kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever, enter the second time into his mother's Dan. ii. 44. And if thine eye offend womb, and be born ? Jesus answered, thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except to enter into the kingdom of God with a man be born of water and of the one eye, than having two eyes to be Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingcast into hell fire, Mark ix. 47. Suffer, dom of God, John iii.3–5. Who hath the little children to come unto me, I delivered us from the power of darkand forbid them not : for of such is : ness, and hath translated us into the the kingdom of God, 1. 14. But kingdom of his dear Son, Col. i. 13. Jesus answered again, and saith unto

VER. 3. them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into

Ούτος γάρ έστιν ο δηθείς υπό Ησαΐου του the kingdom of God! It is easier for προφήτου, λέγοντος· Φωνή βοώντος εν τη a camel to go through the eye of a

ερήμω, 'Ετοιμάσατε την οδών Κυρίου, ευθείας needle, than for a rich man to enter

ποιείτε τας τρίβους αυτού. into the kingdom of God, 24, 25.

For this is he that was spoken of a by Verily I say unto you, I will drink the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of no more of the fruit of the vine, until one crying in the wilderness, b Prepare ye that day that I drink it new in the the way of the Lord, make his paths kingdom of God, xiv. 25. And he straight. lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and a The voice of him that crieth in the said, Blessed be ye poor : for yours is wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the the kingdom of God, Luke vi. 20. And LORD; make straight in the desert a he sent them to preach the kingdom highway for our God, Isa. xl. 3. The of God, and to heal sick, ix. 2. voice of one crying in the ilderness, And heal the sick that are therein, and Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make


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A. D. 26. his paths straight, Mark i. 3. And he answered him, He was an hairy man, came into all the country about Jordan, ' and girt with a girdle of leather about preaching the baptism of repentance, his loins. And he said, It is Elijah for the remission of sins; As it is writ- the Tishbite, 2 Kings i. 8. And it ten in the book of the words of Esaias shall come to pass in that day, that the the prophet, saying, The voice of one prophets shall be ashamed every one of crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye his vision, when he hath prophesied ; the way of the Lord, make his paths neither shall they wear a rough garstraight. Every valley shall be filled, ment to deceive, Zech. xiii.4. Behold, and every mountain and hill shall be I will send you Elijah the prophet bebrought low; and the crooked shall before the coming of the great and dreadmade straight, and the rough ways ful day of the LORD, Mal. iv. 5. And shall be made smooth; and all feshJohn was clothed with camel's hair, shall see the salvation of God, Luke iii. and with a girdle of a skin about his 3–6. He said, I am the voice of one loins; and he did eat locusts and wild crying in the wilderness, Make straight honey, Mark i. 6. the way of the Lord, as said the pro- b For John came neither eating nor phet Esaias, John i. 23.

drinking, and they say, He bath a deb And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye | vil, Matt. xi. 18. Even these of them up, prepare the way, take up the ye may eat; the locust after his kind, stumblingblock out of the way of my and the bald locust after his kind, and people. For thus saith the high and the beetle after his kind, and the grasslofty One that inhabiteth eternity, hopper after his kind, Lev. xi. 22. whose name is Holy; I dwell in the e He made him ride on the high high and holy place, with him also that places of the earth, that he might eat is of a contrite and humble spirit, to the increase of the fields; and he made revive the spirit of the humble, and to him to suck honey out of the rock, and revive the heart of the contrite ones, oil out of the flinty rock, Deut. xxxii. Isa. Ivii. 14, 15. Behold, I will send 13. And all they of the land came to a my messenger, and he shall prepare the wood : and there was honey upon the way before me: and the LORD, whom ground. And when the people were ye seek, shall suddenly come to his come into the wood, behold, the honey temple, even the messenger of the co- dropped: but no man put his hand to venant, whom ye delight in : behold, his mouth : for the people feared the he shall come, saith the LORD of Hosts, oath. But Jonathan heard not when Mal. iii. 1. And he shall go before him his father charged the people with the in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn oath : wherefore he put forth the end the hearts of the fathers to the children, of the rod that was in his hand, and and the disobedient to the wisdom of dipped it in an honey-comb, and put the just; to make ready a people pre. his hand to his mouth; and his eyes pared for the Lord, Luke i. 17. And were enlightened, 1 Sam. xiv. 25—27. thou, child, shalt be called, The pro

VER. 5. phet of the Highest : for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare | και πάσα ή Ιουδαία, και πάσα ή περίχωρος

Τότε εξεπορεύετο προς αυτόν Ιεροσόλυμα, his ways, 76.

του Ιορδάνου: VER. 4.

Then a went out to him Jerusalem, Αυτός δε ο Ιωάννης είχε το ένδυμα | αnd all Judea, and all the region round αυτού από τριχών καμήλου, και ζώνην δερ- about Jordan, ματίνην περί την οσφύν αυτού· και δε τροφή

a And there followed him great mulαυτού ήν ακρίδες και μέλι άγριον.

titudes of people from Galilee, and from And the same John had his raiment Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and of camel's hair, und a leathern girdle from Judæa, and from beyond Jordan, about his loins; band his meat was lo- "Matt. iv. 25. And as they departed, custs and e wild honey.

Jesus began to say unto the multitudes a But what went ye out for to see? A concerning John, What went ye out man clothed in soft raiment? behold, into the wilderness to see ? xi. 7. And they that wear soft clothing are in there went out unto him all the land king's houses, Matt. xi. 8. And they of Judæa, and they of Jerusalem,


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and were all baptized of him in the saying, I saw the Spirit descending river of Jordan, confessing their sins, from heaven like a dove, and it abode Mark i. 5.

upon him. And I knew him not : but VER. 6.

he that sent me to baptize with water, Και εβαπτίζοντο εν τω Ιορδάνη υπ' αυ- the same said unto me, Upon whom του, εξομολογούμενοι τας αμαρτίας αυτών. | thou shalt see the Spirit descending,

and remaining on him, the same is he And a were baptized of him in Jordan, which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost, b confessing their sins.

31- 33. And John also was bap* I indeed baptize you with water tizing in Ænon near to Salim, because unto repentance; but he that cometh there was much water there ; and they after me is mightier than I, whose came, and were baptized. For John shoes I am not worthy to bear: he was not yet cast into prison. Then shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost there arose a question between some of and with fire, Matt. iii. 11. Then com- John's disciples and the Jews about eth Jesus from Galilee to Jordan un- purifying, iii. 23—25. For John truto John, to be baptized of him. But ly baptized with water : but ye

shall John forbade him, saying, I have need be baptized with the Holy Ghost not to be baptized of thee, and comest thou many days hence, Acts i. 5. Then Peto me? And Jesus answering said ter said unto them, Repent, and be bapunto him, Suffer it to be so now, for tized every one of you in the name of thus it becometh us to fulfil all righ- Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, teousness. Then he suffered him. And and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Jesus, when he was baptized, went up | Ghost. For the promise is unto you, straightway out of the water: and, lo, and to your children, and to all that the heavens were opened unto him, and are afar off, even as many as the Lord he saw the Spirit of God descending our God shall call. And with many like a dove, and lighting upon him, other words did he testify and exhort, 13—16. Then will I sprinkle clean saying, Save yourselves from this unwater upon you, and ye shall be clean ; toward generation. Then they that from all your filthiness, and from all gladly received his word were bapyour idols will I cleanse you, Ezek. tized and the same day there were xxvi. 25. I indeed have baptized you added unto them about three thousand withwater: but he shall baptize you with souls, ii. 38–41. The word which God the Holy Ghost. And it came to pass sent unto the children of Israel, preachin those days, that Jesus came from ing peace by Jesus Christ : (he is Lord Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of all:) That word, I say, ye know of John in Jordan, Mark i. 8, 9. John which was published throughout all answered, saying unto them all, I in- Judæa, and began from Galilee, after deed baptize you with water ; but one the baptism which John preached; mightier than I cometh, the latchet of How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth whose shoes I am not worthy to un- with the Holy Ghost and with power: loose : he shall baptize you with the who went about doing good, and healHoly Ghost and with fire, Luke iii. 16. ing all that were oppressed of the deAnd they asked him, and said unto him, vil; for God was with him, x. 36Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not 38. Then remembered I the word of that Christ, nor Elias, neither that pro- the Lord, how that he said, John inphet? John answered them, saying, I deed baptized with water; but ye shall baptize with water : but there standeth be baptized with the Holy Ghost, xi. one among you, whom ye know not; 16. Then said Paul, John verily He it is, who coming after me is pre- baptized with the baptism of repentferred before me, whose shoe's latchet ance, saying unto the people, that they I am not worthy to unloose. These should believe on him which should things were done in Bethabara beyond come after him, that is, on Christ JeJordan, where John was baptizing, sus. When they heard this, they were John i. 25-28. And I knew him not; baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus, but that he should be made manifest to xix. 4, 5. And were all baptized unto Israel, therefore am I come baptizing Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 1 with water. And John bare record, ! Cor. 1. 2. Buried with him in bap

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A. D. 26. tism, wherein also ye are risen with LORD, the great and dreadful God, him, through the faith of the operation keeping the covenant and mercy to of God, who hath raised him from the them that love him, and to them that dead, Col. ii. 12. Not by works of keep his commandments, Dan. ix. 4. righteousness which we have done, but And there went out unto him all the according to his mercy he saved us, by land of Judæa, and they of Jerusalem, the washing of regeneration, and re- and were all baptized of him in the newing of the Holy Ghost; which he river of Jordan, confessing their sins, shed on us abundantly through Jesus Mark i. 5. I will arise and go to my Christ our Saviour, Tit. iii. 3,6. Of father, and will say unto him, Father, the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying I have sinned against heaven, and on of hands, and of resurrection of the before thee, and am no more worthy dead, and of eternal judgment, Heb. vi. to be called thy son: make me as one 2. The like figure whereunto even bap- of thy hired servants. And he arose, tism doth also now save us (not the and came to his father. But when he putting away of the filth of the flesh, was yet a great way off, his father saw

but the answer of a good conscience him, and had compassion, and ran and . towards God,) by the resurrection of fell on his neck, and kissed him. And Jesus Christ, 1 Pet. iii. 21.

the son said him, Father, I have b And Aaron shall lay both his hands sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, upon the head of the live goat, and con- and am no more worthy to be called fess over him all the iniquities of the thy son, Luke xv. 18-21. And many children of Israel, and all their trans- that believed came, and confessed, and gressions in all their sins, putting them shewed their deeds, Acts xix. 18. Con. upon the head of the goat, and shall fess your faults one to another, and send him away by the hand of a fit man pray one for another, that ye may be into the wilderness, Lev. xvi. 21. If healed, Jam. v. 16. If we confess our they shall confess their iniquity, and sins, he is faithful and just to forgive the iniquity of their fathers, with us our sins, and to cleanse us from all their trespass which they trespassed unrighteousness, 1 John i. 9. against me, and that also they have

VER. 7. walked contrary unto me, xxvi. 40. Then they shall confess their sin which | δουκαίων έρχομένους επί το βάπτισμα αυ

ιδών δε πολλούς των Φαρισαίων και Σαδthey have done ; and he shall recompense his trespass with the principal | υπέδειξεν υμίν φυγείν από της μελλούσης

του, είπεν αυτοίς: Γεννήματα έχιδνών, τις thereof, and add unto it the fifth part thereof, and give it unto him against

οργής; whom he hath trespassed, Num. v.7.

But when he saw many of a the PhaAnd Joshua said unto Achan, My risees and Sadducees come to his baptism, son, give, I pray thee, glory to the he said unto them, bo generation of Lord God of Israel, and make con- vipers, C who hath warned you to a flee fession unto him; and tell me now from the wrath to come ? what thou hast done ; hide it not from a For I say unto you, That except me, Josh. vii. 19. He looketh upon men, your righteousness shall exceed the and if any say, I have sinned, and righteousness of the scribes and Phariperverted that which was right, and it sees, ye shall in no case enter into the profited me not; He will deliver his kingdom of heaven, Matt. v. 20. Then soul from going into the pit, and his Jesus said unto them, Take heed and life shall see the light, Job xxxiii. 27, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees 28. I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and of the Sadducees, xvi. 6. How and mine iniquity have not hid. I said, is it that ye do not understand that I I will confess my transgressions unto spake it not to you concerning bread, the LORD; and thou forgavest the in- that ye should beware of the leaven iquity of my sin, Ps. xxxii. 5. He that of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? covereth his sins shall not prosper : Then understood they how that he bade but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them not beware of the leaven of bread, them shall have mercy, Prov. Ixviii. 13. but of the doctrine of the Pharisees And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and of the Sadducees, 11, 12. Then and made my confession, and said, o went the Pharisees, and took counsel

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