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great faith, no, not in Israel. 10. And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick. 11. And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain.; and many of his Dticiples went with him, and much People. 12. Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and slie was a Widow: and much People of the city was with her. 13. And when the Lord saw her, he had a companion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. 14. And he came and touched the * bier [Or, Coffins, (and they that bare him stood still) and he laid, Young man, 1 say unto thee, b Arise. 15. And he that was dead, fat up, aud began to speak: and he delivered him to his mother. 16. And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, faying, That a great c Prophet is risen up among us ^ and, That God hathd visited his People. 17. And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judea, and throughout all the region round about. 18. And the disciples e of John shewed him of all these things. 19. ^[ And John calling unto him two of his diseiples, sent them unto Jesus, faying, Art thou he thatf Ihould come, or look we for another? 20. When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, faying, Art thou he that Ihould come, or look we for another? 2U And in that fame hour he cured many of their Infirmities, and plagues, and of evil spirits, and unto many that were blind he gave sight. 22. Then Jesus 8 answering, said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard, how that the h blind see, the lame walk, the lexers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the 3 poor the gospel is preached. 23. And bleifed is he whosoever

aJudg. 10. i(S. His Sou! was had heard In the Prison the Works grieved for the Misery of Israel. of Christ, he sent two of his Dif

b f Act. 9. 40. Tabitha, Arise. ciples. Rom.4. 17.—God, who quicknerh f See on Mat. 11. 3, 4, j. the Dead, and calietb those things 5 g V Mac II. 5. The Blind rethat be mt as though they were. ceive their Sight, &c.

c t Joh 4. 19. tjoh. 6. 14. h flsa. 35- 5. Then the £r«°f t Joh 9. 17. See on Luk. 24. the Blind shall be opened, and the 19. Ears of the Deaf ihall be on

dt Luk. 1. 68. Blessed be the I0 stopped. Lord God of Israel, for he hath 1 V Luk. 4. 18. He hath anointvisited and redeemed his People. ed me to preach the Gosp«l ,0

t*Mat, Ji.s. Now when John he Poor.

ever shall not be k offended in me. 24. % And when the 1 Messengers of John were departed, he began to Ipeak unto the People concerning John, What went ye out into the Wilderness for to fee i A reed shaken with the Wind? 25. But what went ye out for to fee? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings courts. 26. But what went ye out for to fee? A Prophet? Yea, I fay unto you, and much more than a Prophet. 27. This is he of whom it is written, Behold, m I fend my messenger before thy face, which stiail prepare thy way before thee. 28. For I lay unto you, Among those that are born of Women, there is not a greater Prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God, is greater than he. 29. And all the People that heard him, and the publicans justified God, being n baptized with the baptism of John. 30. But the Pharisees and Lawyers * rejected s_Or, frustrated'} the 0 counsel of God * against themselves s_Or, within themselves'], being not baptized of him. 31. ^[ And the Lord laid, p Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like? 32. They are like unto children fitting in the market-place, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced: we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept. 33. For q John the Baptist, came neither eating bread nor* drinking wine j and ye say, He hath a devil. 34. The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye fay, Behold, a gluttonous man, and a wine-bibber, a friend of publicans and stnners. 35. But Wisdom is justified of all her children. 36. ^[ And r one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat. 37. And behold, a woman in the city, which

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k See on Mar.^l^i' &c. 0 t Act. 10. 37.1 have not sliun

■ tMac. 11. 7. And as they de. ned to declare unto you all the parted, Jesus began to fay unto the Ciunsel of God. Multitudes concerning John, &c. v * Mat. 11. 16". as here. S i f Mat. 3. 4. The fame John

m t Mai. 3. 1. Behold I will feud had his Raiment of Camels Hair, my Messenger, and he shall prepare —His Meat was Locusts and wild the Way before me.— Honey. t Mar. 1. 6. He did eat

"V Mat. 3. 5. Then went out Ltcusts and wild Honey, to him Jerusalem, and all Judea, and 10 r * Mar. 14. 3. \ Joh. 11. %■ all the Region round about Jor* See on Mat.itf. 6. dan.

was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus fat at meat in the Pharisee's houle, brought an alabaster-box of ointment, 38. And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs Of her head, and killed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. 39. Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him, saw it, he ipake within himself, saying, a This man, if he were a Prophet, would have known who and what manner of Woman this is that toucheth him: for Ihe is a sinner. 40. And Jesus answering, said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to lay unto thee. And he faith, Master, say <5n. 41. There was a certain Creditor which had two Debters: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. 42. And when they had b nothing to pay, he c frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? 43. Simon answered and said, I suppose that he to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged. 44. And he turned to the Woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this Woman? I entred into thine house, thou gavest me no Water for my feet: but she hath warned my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. 45. Thou gavest me no kiss: but this Woman, since the time I came in, hath not ceased to kiss my feet. 46. Mine head with aOyl thou didst not anoint: but this Woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. 47. Wherefore I fay unto thee, e Her sins, which are many, are forgiven ^ for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the fame loveth little. 48. And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. 49. And they that fat at meat with him, began to fay within themselves, Who is this thatf forgiveth

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1 + Luk. 15.2 This man receive that is in Jesus Christ. tth Sinners,and eateth with them. d 7 Psal. 23. 5. Thou ani'mitjl

b Rom. 3. 23. AU have sinned, my Head with Oyl. and come short of the Glory of "'•" » Tim. I. 14. The Gnct Gcd. Eph. 2. 1 You hath he 5 of our Lord wis exceeding abundaf, quickned, being dead in Trespasses with Faith and Love which is i" and Sins. Christ Jesus.

c Hos. 14. 2. Take with you 1\ Mat. 9. 3. Behold, certain of Words, and turn to the Lord, fay the Scribes said within themselves, unto him, Take away all Iniquity, I0 this man blasphemeth. f Mar. and receive us graciously— Rom. 7. Why doth this man thus/pwk

24. Being justified freely by his blasphemies? Who can forgive Sins Grace, through the Redemption but God only?

sins also? 50. And he said to the Woman, « Thy faith hath saved thee -0 go in peace.

CHAP. VIII.

AND it came to pass afterward; that he went throughout every city and village preaching, and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the Twelve were with him. 2. And h certain Women which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, 1 out of whom went seven devils, 3. And Joanna the Wife of Chuza Herods steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministred unto him of their Substance. 4. ^[ And when * much People were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a Parable: 5. A Sower ■went out to sow his feed: and as he sowed, some fell by the ways side, and it was troden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. 6. And some fell upon a rock, and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. 7. And some sell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. 8. Aud other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundred-fold. And when he had laid these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 9. And his 1 Disciples asked him, saying, What might this Parable be? 10. And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the

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* + Mat. 9. si. Daughter, be of had cast sewn Devils, good Comfort; thy Faith hath k * Mat. 13. 2. Great Multitudes made thee Whole, t Mar. 5. 34. were gathered together unto him, Daughter,thy Faith hath made thee so that he went into a Ship and fat, Whole ; go in Peace, and be whole 5 and the whole Multitude stood on of thy Plague. t Mar. 10. ja. the shore, f Mar. 4. 1. And he and f Luk. 8. 48. Thy Faith hath began again to teach by the Seamade thee Whole, f Luk. r8. 42. fide: and there was gathered unto Receive thy Sight: thy hath him a great Multitude, so that he saved thee. loentred into a Ship, and sat in the

h t Mat. 27. jy, 56. Many Wo- Sea, and the whole Multitude wai men were there (beholding afar off) by the Sea on the Land, which followed Jesus from Galilee, 1 t Mat. 13 . 10. The Diseases ministring unto him. Among which came, and said unto him, Why was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the j j fpeakest thou unto them in Para. Mother of James and Joscs, and bles? f Mar. 4. 10. When he was the Mother of Zebedee'sChildren alone, they that were about him,

'* Mar. 16. 9. He appeared first with the Twelve, ashed of him the to titrj Magdalene, out of whom he Parable.

kingdom of God: but to others in Parables; * that'feeing they might not fee, and hearing they might not understand, ii. c Kow the Parable is this: The feed is the a Word of God. 12. Those by the way-fide, are they that hear: then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be laved.

13. They on the rock, are they, which when they hear, receive the word with e joy , and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.

14. And that which fell among thorns, are they, which when they have heard, go forth, and are choked withf cares, and riches, and pleasures of this life, and bring no truit to perfection. 15. But that on the good ground, are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the Word, keep it, and s bring forth fruit with h patience. 16. No man when he hath 1 lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed: but fetteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may fee the light. 17. F°s nothing is k secret, that shall not be made manifest: neither any thing hid, that shall not be known, and come abroad. 18. Take heed therefore 1 how ye hear : for m whosoever hath,to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him mall be taken even that which he * n seemeth to

* See the Note on Mar. 4.12. the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, h See on Mat. 13.14. Long-suffering, Gentleness, Goodc ,* Mat. 13. 18. Hear ye there- ness, Faith, Meekness, Tempe

fore the Parable of the Sever. ranee.—

d r Pet. 1. 23. Being born again y h Mat-14. 13. He that (halls

not of corruptible Seed, but of in- dure unto the End, the fame (hall

corruptible, by the Word of God, be saved.

which liveth and abideth for e- '+Mar. 4 21. t Luk. 11. 33

ver. See on Mat. y. ly.

e Ezek. 33. 31. They come un- 10 k * See on Luk. 12. a. to thee as the People cometh, and 1 Eccl. y. 1. Keep thy Foot wben they sit before thee as my Peo- thou goest to the House of God, pie, and they hear thy Words, but and be more ready to hear, than they will not do them: for with to give the Sacrifice of Fcols-j their Mouth they ftew much Love,1 5 Heb. 4. 2. The Word preached «j but their Heart goeth after their not profit them, not being mixed Covetousness. 2 Tim. 1. ry. This with Faith in them that heard thou knoweslr, that all they which Jam. 1. 21. —Receive with Meekare in Asia be turned away from ness the ingrafted Word, which U»' me; of whom are Phygellus and 20 ble to si ve your Souls. Hermogenes. nl * See rhe Note on Luk. ift'*

* See on Mat. 13 22. n Rev. 3. 17. Thou/*// I»m ■ Gal. y. 22, 23. The Fruit of »**

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