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my infirmities, that the power of me the preaching might be fully known, Christ may rest upon me, 2 Cor. xii. and that all the Gentiles might hear: 7-9. And others had trial of cruel and I was delivered out of the mouth mockings and scourgings, yea, more of the lion. And the Lord shall deover of bonds and imprisonment: liver me from every evil work, and They were stoned, they were sawn will preserve me unto his heavenly asunder, were tempted, were slain kingdom : to whom be glory for ever with the sword: they wandered about and ever. Amen. 2 Tim. iv. 17, 18. in sheep-skins and goat-skins : being Forasmuch then as the children are destitute, afflicted, tormented, Heb. partakers of flesh and blood, he also xi. 36, 37. Be sober, be vigilant; be- himself likewise took part of the same; cause your adversary the devil, as a that through death he might destroy roaring lion, walketh about, seeking him that had the power of death, that whom he may devour, 1 Pet. v. 8. is, the devil; And deliver them who The Lord knoweth how to deliver the through fear of death were all their godly out of temptations, and to re- lifetime subject to bondage, Heb. ii. serve the unjust unto the day of judg. 14, 15. He that committeth sin is of ment to be punished, 2 Pet. i. 9. Fear the devil; for the devil sinneth from. none of those things which thou shalt the beginning. For this purpose the suffer: behold, the devil shall cast Son of God was manifested, that he some of you into prison, that ye may be might destroy the works of the devil, tried; and ye shall have tribulation 1 John iii. 8. We know that whosoten days : be thou faithful unto death, ever is born of God sinneth not; but and I will give thee a crown of life, he that is begotten of God keepeth Rev. ii. 10. Because thou hast kept himself, and that wicked one toucheth the word of my patience, I also will him not. And we know that we are keep thee from the hour of temptation, of God, and the whole world lieth in which shall come upon all the world, wickedness, v. 18, 19. And I said to try them that dwell upon the earth, unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he iii. 10.

said to me, These are they which came b And Jabez called on the God of out of great tribulation, and have Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest washed their robes, and made them bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, white in the blood of the Lamb. and that thine hand might be with Therefore are they before the throne me, and that thou wouldest keep me of God, and serve him day and night from evil, that it may not grieve me! in his temple : And he that sitteth on And God granted him that which he the throne shall dwell among them. requested, 1 Chron. iv. 10. The LORD They shall hunger no more, neither shall preserve thee from all evil : he thirst any more; neither shall the sun shall preserve thy soul. The LORD light on them, nor any heat. For the shall preserve thy going out and thy Lamb which is in tħe midst of the coming in from this time forth, and throne shall feed them, and shall lead even for evermore, Ps.cxxi.7,8. And them unto living fountains of waters : I will deliver thee out of the hand of and God shall wipe away all tears the wicked, and I will redeem thee out from their eyes, Rev. vii. 14–17. of the hand of the terrible, Jer. xv. 21. And God shall wipe away all tears I pray not that thou shouldest take from their eyes ; and there shall be them out of the world, but that thou no more death, neither sorrow, nor shouldest keep them from the evil, crying, neither shall there be any John xvii. 15. Who gave himself for more pain : for the former things are our sins, that he might deliver us from passed away, xxi. 4. this present evil world, according to Thy kingdom come, ver. 10. Thine, the will of God and our Father, Gal.i. O LORD, is the greatness, and the 4. And to wait for his Son from hea- power, and the glory, and the victory, ven, whom he raised from the dead, and the majesty: for all that is in the even Jesus, which delivered us from heaven and in the earth isthine ; thine the wrath to come, 1 Thess. i. 10. is the kingdom, 0 LORD, and thou art Notwithstanding the Lord stood with exalted as head above all. Both riches mo, and strengthened me; that by 1 and honour come of thee, and thou

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reignest over all; and in thine hand and on the earth, and under the earth, is power and might, and in thine hand and such as are in the sea, and all it is to make great, and to give strength that are in them, heard I saying, unto all, 1 Chron. xxix. 11, 12. The Blessing, and honour, and glory, and Lord is King for ever and ever: the power, be unto him that sitteth upon heathen are perished out of his land, the throne, and unto the Lamb for Ps. X. 16. For the Lord most high ever and ever, Rev. v. 13. And after is terrible ; he is a great King over all these things I heard a great voice of the earth. For God is the King of all much people in heaven, saying, Allethe earth : sing ye praises with un. luia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, derstanding, xlvii. 2.7. All thy works and power, unto the Lord our God, shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy xix. i. saints shall bless thee. They shall d Teaching them to observe all things speak of the glory of thy kingdom, whatsoever I have commanded you : and talk of thy power ; To make And, lo, I am with you alway, even unknown to the sons of men his mighty to the end of the world. Amen, Matt. acts, and the glorious majesty of his xxviii. 20. Cursed be the man that kingdom. Thy kingdom is an ever-maketh any graven or molten image, lasting kingdom, and thy dominion an abomination unto the LORD, the endureth throughout all generations, work of the hands of the craftsman, cxlv. 10–13. That they shall drive and putteth it in a secret place. And thee from men, and thy dwelling shall all the people shall answer and say, be with the beasts of the field, and Amen, Deut. xxvii. 15. And Benaiah they shall make thee to eat grass as

the son of Jehoiada answered the king, oxen, and they shall wet thee with and said, Amen : the LORD God of the dew of heaven, and seven times my lord the king say so tou, 1 Kings shall pass over thee, till thou know i. 36. Blessed be the LORD God of that the Most High ruleth in the king Israel for ever and ever. And all the dom of men, and giveth it to whom people said, Amen, and praised the soever he will. And at the end of LORD, 1 Chron. xvi. 36. Blessed be the the days, 1 Nebuchadnezzar lifted up LORD God of Israel, from everlasting, mine eyes unto heaven, and mine un- and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen, derstanding returned unto me, and I Ps. xli. 13. And blessed be his gloriblessed the Most High, and I praised ous name for ever, and let the whole and honoured him that liveth for ever, earth be filled with his glory; Amen, whose dominion is an everlasting do- and Amen, lxxii. 19. Blessed be the minion, and his kingdom is from ge- Lord forevermore, Amen, and Amen, neration to generation, Dan. iv. 25. lxxxix.52. Blessed be the Lord God of 34, 35. But the saints of the Most Israel from everlasting to everlasting : High shall take the kingdom, and and let all the people say, Amen. Praise possess the kingdom for ever, even ye the Lord, cvi. 48. Else when thou for ever and ever, vii. 18. Now unto shalt bless with the spirit, how shall the King eternal, immortal, invisible, he that occupieth the room of the unthe only wise God, be honour and learned say Amen at thy giving of glory for ever and ever. Amen, 1 Tim. thanks, seeing he understandeth not i. 17. Which in his times he shall what thou sayest? 1 Cor. xiv. 16. For shew, who is the blessed and only po- all the promises of God in him are yea, tentate, the King of kings, and Lord and in him Amen, unto the glory of of lords; Who pnly hath immortality, God by us, 2 Cor. i. 20. I am he that dweling in the light which no man liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I can approach unto ; whom no man am alive for evermore, Amen ; and hath seen, nor can see: to whom be have the keys of hell and of death, honour and power everlasting, Amen. Rev. i. 18. And unto the angel of Charge them that are rich in this the church of the Laodiceans write ; world, that they be not highminded, These things saith the Amen, the faithnor trust in uncertain riches, but in ful and true witness, the beginning of the ing God, who giveth us richly the creation of God, iii. 14. And the all things to enjoy, vi. 15--17. And four and twenty elders, and the four every creature which is in heaven, 1 beasts fell down and worshipped God

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MATÍ. vi. 14-16.

A. D. 31. that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; / days, night or day: I also and my Alleluia, xix. 4. He which testifieth maidens will fast likewise, and so will these things saith, Surely I come I go in unto the king, which is not quickly; Amen. Even so, come, Lord according to the law : and if I perish, Jesus, xxii. 20.

I perish, Esth. iv. 16. But as for VER. 14.

me, when they were sick, my clothing Εάν γάρ αφήτε τους ανθρώπους τα πα- was sackcloth: I humbled my soul ραπτώματα αυτών, αφήσει και υμίν ο πα- with fasting; and my prayer returned της υμών ο ουράνιος.

into mine own bosom, Ps. xxxv. 13. For if ye forgive men their trespasses,

When I wept, and chastened my soul your heavenly Father will also forgive with fasting, that was to my reproach,

Ixix. 10. My knees are weak through you: VER. 15.

fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness, 'Εαν δε μη αφήτε τους ανθρώπους τα πα

cix. 24. Is not this the fast that I ραπτώματα αυτών, ουδε ο πατήρ υμών | have chosen? to loose the bands of αφήσει τα παραπτώματα υμών. .

wickedness, to undo the heavy bura But if ye forgive not men their tres free, and that ye break every yoke?

dens, and to let the oppressed go passes, neither will your Father forgive | Is it not to deal thy bread to the hunyour trespasses.

gry, and that thou bring the poor that * See parallels on last clause ver. 12.

are cast out to thy house? When thou VER. 16.

seest the naked, that thou cover him; "Otay dì MOTEÚNTE, pan givecoe Gomes thine own flesh? Isa. Iviii. 6, 7. And

and that thou hide not thyself from οι υποκριται, σκυθρωποι· άφανίζουσι γάρ τα πρόσωπα αυτών, όπως φανώσει τους άν

I set my face unto the Lord God, to θρώπους νηστεύοντες. Αμήν λέγω υμίν, ότι | seek by prayer and supplications, απέχουσι τον μισθών αυτών. .

with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes,

Dan. ix. 3. And she was a widow of Moreover a when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: bfor departed not from the temple, but

about fourscore and four years, which they disfigure iheir faces, that they may served God with fastings and prayers appeur unto men to fast. Verily, I say night and day, Luke ii. 37. And unto you, They have their reward.

Cornelius said, Four days ago I was a Then came to him the disciples of fasting until this hour; and at the John, saying, Why do we and the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples behold, a man stood before me in fast not? And Jesus said unto them, bright clothing, Acts x. 30. As they Can the children of the bridechamber ministered to the Lord, and fasted, mourn, as long as the bridegroom is the Holy Ghost said, Separate me with them but the days will come, Bamabas and Saul for the work when the bridegroom shall be taken whereunto I have called them. And from them, and then shall they fast, when they had fasted and prayed, Matt. ix. 14, 15. David therefore be- and laid their hands on them, they sought God for the child ; and David sent them away, xiii. 2, 3. fasted, and went in, and lay all night when they had ordained them elders upon the earth. Then said his ser- in every church, and had prayed with vants unto him, What thing is this fasting, they commended them to the that thou hast done? thou didst fast Lord, on whom they believed, xiv. 23. and weep for the child while it was Defraud ye not one the other, except alive; but when the child was dead, it be with consent for a time, that ye thou didst rise and eat bread, 2 Sam. may give yourselves to fasting and xii. 16. 21. And it came to pass, prayer, 1 Čor. vii. 5. In stripes, in when I heard these words, that I sat imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, down and wept, and mourned certain in watchings, in fastings, 2 Cor. vi. 5. days, and fasted, and prayed before In weariness and painfulness, in the God of heaven, Neh. i. 4. Go, watchings often, in hunger and thirst, gather together all the Jews that are in fastings often, in cold and nakedpresent in Shushan, and fast ye for ness, xi. 27. me, and neither eat nor drink' three b And it came to pass, when Ahab

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beard those words, that he rent his was mouming three full weeks. I ate clothes, and put sackcloth upon his no pleasant bread, neither came flesh flesh, and fasted, and lay in sack- nor wine in mouth, neither did I cloth, and went softly, 1 Kings xxi. 27. anoint myself at all, till three whole Wherefore have we fasted, say they, weeks were fulfilled, Dan. x. 2, 3. and thou seest not? wherefore have

VER. 18. we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of “Όπως μη φανής τους ανθρώπους νηστεύων, your fast ye find pleasure, and exact

αλλά τώ πατρί σου το εν τω κρυπτώ και all your labours. Behold, ye fast for ó fethe cou o Brétar év tớ sepurrõ, åprostrife and debate, and to smite with táoel CO ÉN TÕ pavepo. the fist of wickedness : ye shall not That thou a appear not unto men to fast as ye do this day, to make your fast, but unto bihy Father which is in voice to be heard on high. Is it such secret: and thy Father, which seeth in a fast that I have chosen? a day for secret, d shall reward thee openly. a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow a Wherefore we labour, that, whedown his head as a bulrush, and to ther present or absent, we may be spread sackcloth and ashes under him? accepted of him, 2 Cor. v. 9. For not wilt thou call this a fast, and an he that commendeth himself is approvacceptable day to the LORD? Isa. ed, but whom the Lord commendeth, lviii. 3-5. And to speak unto the x. 18. Servants, obey in all things priests which were in the house of the your masters according to the flesh; LORD of hosts, and to the prophets, not with eye-service, as men-pleasers; saying, Should I weep in the fifth but in singleness of heart, fearing month, separating myself, as I have God: And whatsoever ye do,,do it done these so many years. Then heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto came the word of the LORD of hosts men ; Knowing that of the Lord ye anto me, saying, Speak unto all the shall receive the reward of the inhe. people of the land, and to the priests, ritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ, saying, When ye fasted and mourned Col. üü. 22–24. Submit yourselves to in the fifth and seventh month, even every ordinance of man for the Lord's those seventy years, did ye at all fast sake: whether it be to the king, as unto me, even to me? Zech. vii. 3–5. supreme, 1 Pet. ii. 13. Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: b See parallels on third clause, ver. and what profit is it that we have kept 16. chap. v. his ordinance, and that we have walk. c See parallels on second clause, ed mournfully before the LORD of ver. 4. hosts? Mal. iii. 14.

See parallels on last clause, ver. 4. VER. 17.

VER. 19. Συ δε νηστεύων άλειψαί σου την κεφαλήν, , και το προσωπόν σου νίψαι.

Μη θησαυρίζετε υμϊν θησαυρούς επί της Bur hou, when thou fastest, 8 anoint γής, όπου σης και βρώσις αφανίζει

, και όπου thine heud, and wash thy face;

κλέπται διορύσσουσι και κλέπτουσι: * Wash thyself therefore, and anoint

Lay a not up for yourselves treasures thee, and put thy raiment upon thee, upon earth, where moth and rust doth and get thee down to the floor: but corrupt, and where thieves break through make not thyself known unto the man, and steal : until he shall have done eating and

a If I have made gold my hope, or drinking, Ruth ii. 3. And Joab sent have said to the tine gold, Thou art to Tekoah, and fetched thence a wise my confidence; If I rejoiced because woman, and said unto her, I pray my wealth was great, and because thee, feign thyself to be a moumer, mine hand had gotten much, Job xxxi. and put on now mourning apparel, 24, 25. Surely every man walketh in and anoint not thyself with oil, but be a vain show: surely they are disquiet. as a woman that had a long time ed in vain : he heapeth up riches, and mourned for the dead, 2 Sam. xiv. 2. knoweth not who shall gather them, Let thy garments be always white; Psal. xxxix. 6. Trust not in oppresand let thy head lack no ointment, sion, and become not vain in robbery: Eccl. ix. 8. In those days I Daniel | if riches increase, set not your heart

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A.D. 3). upon them, lxii. 10. Riches profit not | selves through with many sorrows, in the day of wrath: but righteous. 1 Tim. vi. 8–10. Let your conversaness delivereth from death, Prov. xi. tion be without covetousness; and be 4. How much better is it to get wis. content with such things as ye have : dom than gold? and to get under. For he hath said, I will never leave standing rather to be chosen than thee, nor forsake thee, Heb. xiü. 5. silver? xvi. 16. Wilt thou set thine | Your riches are corrupted, and your eyes upon that which is not for riches garments are moth-eaten. Your gold certainly make themselves wings; and silver is cankered ; and the rust they fly away as an eagle toward hea of them shall be a witness against ven, xxiii. 5. For God giveth to a man you, and shall eat your flesh as it were that is good in his sight wisdom, and fire. Ye have heaped treasure togeknowledge, and joy : but to the sinner ther for the last days, James v. 2, 3. he giveth travail, to gather and to Love not the world, neither the things heap up, that he may give to him that that are in the world. If any man love is good before God. This also is va the world, the love of the Father is nity and vexation of spirit, Eccl. ii. not in him. For all that is in the 26. He that loveth silver shall not be world, the lust of the flesh, and the satisfied with silver; nor he that lov- lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, eth abundance with increase: This is is not of the Father, but is of the. also vanity. When goods increase, world, 1 John ii. 15, 16. they are increased that eat them: and

VER. 20. what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them

Θησαυρίζετε δε υμίν θησαυρούς έν ούwith their eyes? The sleep of a la- payon örou OŽTE os oịre Bção is ápariter, bouring man is sweet, whether he eat sal öz ou xéttui où drogúsowuoi, odk little or much: but the abundance of

κλέπτουσιν. . the rich will not suffer him to sleep. But a lay up for yourselves treasures There is a sore evil which I have seen in heaven, where neither moth nor rust under the sun, namely, riches kept for doth corrupt, and where thieves do not the owners thereof to their hurt. But break through nor steal : those riches perish by evil travail : a Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt and he begetteth a son, and there is be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, nothing in his hand, v. 10–14. Nei- and give to the poor, and thou shalt ther their silver nor their gold shall have treasure in heaven: and come and be able to deliver them in the day of follow me, Matt. xix. 21. He that hath the Lord's wrath; but the whole land pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the shall be devoured by the fire of his Lord, and that which he hath given jealousy: for he shall make even a will he pay him again, Prov. xix. 17. speedy riddance of all them that dwell Cast thy bread upon the waters : for in the land, Zeph. i. 18. So is he that thou shalt find it after many days, layeth up treasure for himself, and is Eccles. xi. 1. Sell that ye have, and not rich toward God, Luke xii. 21. give alms ; provide yourselves bags And when Jesus saw that he was very which wax not old, a treasure in the sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall heavens that faileth not, where no they that have riches enter into the thief approacheth, neither moth corkingdom of God! For it is easier for rupteth, Luke xii. 33. And I say unto a camel to go through a needle's eye, you, Make to yourselves friends of the than for a rich man to enter into the mammon of unrighteousness; that, kingdom of God, xviii. 24, 25. And when ye fail, they may receive you having food and raiment let us be into everlasting habitations, xvi. 9. therewith content. But they that Charge them that are rich in this will be rich fall into temptation and a world, that they be not high-minded, snare, and into many foolish and hurt nor trust in uncertain riches, but in ful lusts, which drown men in de the living God, who giveth us richly struction and perdition. For the love all things to enjoy ; That they do of money is the root of all evil: which good, that they be rich in good works, while some coveted after, they have ready to distribute, willing to comerred from the faith, and pierced them-municate ; Laying up in store for

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