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BY THE REV. JOHN PLATTS,

Author of a New Chronological Biography, Element! of' Ecclesiastical History,
The Literary and Scientific Class Book, <SfC.

I will show thee that which is noted in the Scripture of Truth.'—Daniel.

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CHAP. XIII. 1 Christ preacheth repentance upon the punishment of the Galilaans, and others: 6 the fruitless Jig tree may not stand: 11 he healeth the crooked woman: 18 showeth the powerful working of the word in the hearts of his chosen, by the parable of the grain of mustard seed, and of leaven: 2iexhorteth to enter in at the strait gate, 31 and reproveth Herod and Jerusalem.

THERE were present at that season some that told him of the a Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had b mingled with their sacrifices.

2 And Jesus answering said unto them, 'Suppose ye that these Galilseans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things P1

3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye d repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

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CHAP. XIII.

1 Acts, V. 37: After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, and drew away much people after him: he also perished; and all, even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed.

b Lam. ii. 20: Behold, O Lord,and consider to whom thou hast done this. Shall the women eat their fruit, and children of a span long? shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord?

cacts, xxviii. 4: When the Barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.

d Acts, iii. 19: Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing

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4 Or those eighteen upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners2 above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?

5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

6 ^f He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his evineyard; and he came and sought ffruit thereon, and found none.

7 Then said he unto the dresser3 of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and fine none: Bcut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?

8 And he answering said unto him, Lord, * let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:

* debtors. See Mat. x»iii. 24, and xi. 4. A. V. 3 keeper. We.

shall come, from the presence of the Lord. Rev. ii. 21, 22: And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

■ Is A . x. 2: He fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest viae, &c. Mat. xxi. 1§: When he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only.

'John, Xv. 16: Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain. Gal. V. 22: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuflering, gentleness, goodness, faith. Phil. iv. 17: Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

* Exod. xxxii. 10: Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them: and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.

h Ps. cvi. 23: Therefore he said that he would destroy them, bad not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them. 2 Pet. iii. 9: The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsaffering to us-ward, not, willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repent

9 And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.

11 ^f And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity4 eighteen years, and was bowedtogether, and could in no wise lift up herself.5

12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thod art loosed from thine infirmity.6

13 And he 'laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.

14 And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are "six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and 'not on the sabbath day.

15 The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou rt hypocrite, doth notn each one of you on

'an infirmity of spirit. Wit. 5 was utterly unable to raise herself upright. Dod. « delivered from thy disease. Co. Ma. Cr. Vd.

1 Mark, xvi. 18: They shall lay hands on the sick,and they shall recover. Acts. ix. 17: Ananias—putting his hands on htm said, Brother Saul. See on Acts, vi. 6.

kExoD. xx. 9 : Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work.

1 John, T. 10: The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed. See on Mat. xii. 10.

m Pro. xi. 9: An hypocrite with his mouth destroyetlr" his neighbour : but through knowledge shall the just be delivered. Mat. vii. 5: Thou hypbcrite, first cast out the beam out? of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast oul! (he mote out of thy brother's eye. do. xxiii. 13, 28: But Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men'; for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. EYetf so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Luke, xii. 1: Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, wfotefrtifc hypocrisy.

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