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and persecute: 50. That the blood of all the Prophets, which was Ihed from the foundation of the World,a maybe (1) required of this generation ^ 51. From the b blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the Altar and the Temple: verily I fay unto you, it shall be required of this generation. 52. Wo unto you 'Lawyers: for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entred not in your selves, and them that were entring in, ye * hindred s_Or, forbad}. 53. And as he laid these things unto them, the Scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak ot many things: 54. d Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accule him.
tithe Mefengert of God, and despi- will I require the Life of man.
/si his Words, and misused his Pro- Psal. 9. 12. When he makerh Inqui
piers,— 1 Esdr. 1. yi. They had sition for Bhod, he remembreth
hisMesmgers in Derision ; and look them.— Rev. 18. 24. In her was
"hen the Lord spake unto them, < found the Bind of Prophets and of
Bodies in Pieces, whose Blood IIO c*Mat. 23. 13. Wo unto you will require of your Hands, faith Scribes and Pharisees, Hypocrites: the Lord. See on Mat. 23. 34. for ye Jbut up the Kingdom cfHea1 Gen. 9. 5. Surely the Blood of ven against men : for yeneither go Tour Lives will I require; at the in your selves, neither suffer ye Hind of every Beast will I require 15 them that are entring to go in. it; and at the Hand of man, at d See on Mat. 22. 15. the Hand of every man's Brother
(0 If it be demanded, How is it consistent with Reason and Justice to reJ*W.the Blood of all the Prophets and righteous Men, which were stain from the Beginning of the World, of this Generation? I answer; That (hey, however they might pretend to reverence the Prophets, did by •heir Behaviour to those who were at this Time sent to them by God, aPProveof what their Fore-fathers did. Since therefore they imitated them in their cruel Treatment of Prophets and righteous Men, that testified that they approved their Deeds, and made them Partakers of their Sin^ wdthevtfore it was just to punish them for it. But there is, I think, a TM" Solution of this Difficulty; for our Lord's Meaning seems to be "is. That their Punishment for rejecting him, in which their City and Temple would be destroyed, should be so severe, as if God intended to revenge on them all the righteous Blood that was ever shed in the World, though their Punishment was in Truth no greater than their °wn Sins had deserved. See Archbishop TiSttstns Sermon on Luk. u-19> So, 51.
IN the 'mean time when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of People, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to fay unto his d'sciples first of all,f Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrifie. 2- For there is nothing * covered, that stiall not be revealed; neither hid, that stiall not be known. 3. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness, fhaYl be heard in the light: and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets, stiall be proclaimed upon the house-tops. 4* And h I fay uuto you my 1 friends,k Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that, have no more that they can do. 5. But I will forewarn you whom you stiall fear: Fear , him, which after he hath killed, hath power to cast intohell; yea, I fay unto you, Fear him. 6. Are not five sparrows sold for 1 two farthings, and not one of them is m forgotten before God? 7. But even the very n hairs of your head are all numbred. Fear not therefore: ye are of ° more
* * Mat. 16. 6*. Then Jesus said which kill the Body, but are not i«
Unto them, Take heed and beware ble to kill the Stuti but ttcha
of the Leaven of the Pharisees, and fear him, which is able to destroy
of the Sadducees. \ Mar. 8. 16. both Soul and Body in Hell.
They reasoned among themselves, c 't Joh. 15. 14, 15. Ye aremy
faying, it is because we have no Friends, if ye do whatsoever I com
Bread. mand you. Henceforth I call you
t '.' Mat. 16. 12. Then under- not Servants; for the Servant
stood they how that he bade them knoweth not what his Lord doth; not beware of the leaven of Bread, iobut I have called you Friends ; for
but of the DoSlrine of the Pharisees all things that I have heard of my
and of the Sadducees. Father, I have made known oucff
s * Mat. 10.26. t Mar. 4. 22. you.
There is nothing hid which shall k See on Mat. 10. 28. not be manififtett: neither was any XS 1 * See Mat. 10. 29. Arenotnw
thing kept secret, but that it should Sparrows sold for a Farthing? mi
come abroad, t Luk 8. 17. No- one of them stiall nor fall to tie
thing is secret, that stiall not be Ground without your Father,
made manifest: neither any thing Psal. 36.6. — O Lord, thou bid, that stiall not be known and 20 preserved: Man and Beast. Psil.14?'
come abroad. Job 12. 22. He dis- 15. The Eyes of all wait uponthrti
ttveretb deep things out of Dark- and thou givest them their Mctf »"
ness.— Eccl. 12. 14. God stiall due Season,
bring every Work into Judgment, n See on Mat. 10; 30.
with every secret thing.— 2? 0 See on Mat. 10.31. j
h ' Mac. 10. 28. Fear not them
ralue than many sparrows. .8. Also Msay* unto you, WhoIbever sliall confess me before men,him shall theSon of man also' confess before the angels of God. 9. But he that denieth me before men, shall be denied before the angels of God. 10. Ami * whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it fliall be forgiven him: but unto him that blafphemeth against the .holy Ghost, it ihall not be forgiven. 11. And when they 6 bring you unto the synagogues, and unto Magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye fliall answer, or what ye shall say: 12. For the holy Ghost sliafl.teach you in the same hour, what ye ought to fy. t^.^f And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. 14. And he laid unto him, d Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you? 15. And he said unto them, Take hetd, and beware of e covetousness: for a man's life con
1 * Mat. 10. 31. Whosoever then I coveted xhtm.— Psal. 119. therefore shall tonsess me before 36. Incline my Heart unto thy TeMen, him will I confess before my stimonies, and not to Covetousnest. Father which is in Heaven, f Mar. Prov. ai. 6. The getting ofTrea*• }1. Whosoever stall be shamed y sures by a lying Tongue, is a Va°f «w,and of my Wards, in this a- nity tossed to and fro of them that Mterous and sinful Generation, seek Death. Prov. 28. 6. The of him also stall the Son of Man Prince that wanteth Understandbe^Wf*/ when he cometh in the ing is also a great Oppressor ; but Glory of the Father, with the holy 1 o h« that hat et h Covetousness stall proAngels. * 2 Tim. J.i a.rf we suffer, we long his Days. Isa. 57. 17. For wlMoreignwitbhimiifv/edtiijhim, the Iniquity of his Covetousness was «alsowul</«»jius SeeonMat.10.32. 1 wroth, and smote him.— Ez.
t Mar. 3. 28. + lYoh. 5. 16. 33.3s. They come unto thee at Set on Mat. 12.31. Of the Sin a-15 the People cometh, and they fit gainst the Holy Ghost, see the Note before thee as my People, and they cn Mar. 3. 59. hear my Words, but they will not
cTMar. 13.11. fLuk. 21. 14. do them: for with their Mouth Seeon Mat. 10. 19. they stew much love, but their
'•'Joh. 18. 36. Jesus answered, io Heart goeth after their Covetoufneft. tyKigdm is not of this World: if Hab. 2. 2. They cruet fields, and mJ Kingdom were of this World, take them by Violence.and Houses, then would my Servants fight, that and take them 3 way: So they opI should not be delivered to the press a man and his House, even a W: but now is my Kingdom 2 j man and his Heritage. Mar. 7.21, nft from hence. 22. From within, out of the Heart
'Exod. 20. 17. The Tenth Com» osmen, proceed evil Thoughts,— "andmenr. Joft. 7. 21. When I Covetousness.— Rom. 1. 29. Being law among the Spoils a goodly Ba. filled with all Unrighteousness, "KWfli Garment, and two hun-3 0Fornication, Wickedness, Covetouf°'t(i Shekels of Silver, and a Wedge »(//.— t iTjinv 6. 7, 10. We cfGold of fifty Shekels Weight, brought fistethnot in the abundance of the things which he pones* seth. i<5. And he spake a Parable unto them, saying, Tne . ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully. 17' And he thought within himself, saying, What stiall I do, tecause I have no room where to bestow my fruits? 18. And lie said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater and there will I bestow all my fruits and ray goods. 19. And I will fay to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up forf many years % take thine ease, 1 eat, drink, and be merry. 20. But God laid unto him, Thou fool, * this night * thy soul shall be required of thee [Or, do they require thyScvT\: then 'whose ihall those things be which
brought nothing into this World, on the Earth, and been W*«M;\t and it is certain we can carry no- have nourished your Hearts, asm thing out. The Love of Money is the Day of Slaughter, the Root of all E vil; which while h Dan. 4.31. While the Word vu some coveted after, they have erred j In the King's Mouth, there fell» from the Faith, and pierced them- Voice from Heaven, faying, y selves through with many Sor- King Nebuchadnezzar, to th" it •* > rows. Heb. 13. 5. Let your Con- spoken, The Kingdom is dePJ"" Verfation be without Covetousness; from thee. 1 Thef. ,f 3< and be content with such things as i°they shall say Peace and Safety; ye have.— 1 Cor. 6. 10. Nor then sudden DestruOion cometh upon Thieves, nor Covetous, fliall inherit them.-— ... the Kingdom of God. 'Job ic. a>. In the Fulncssotw
*' Jcb 14. 1. Man that is born of Sufficiency he fliall be in Straits: > a Woman,/'/ of/cm Days, and/»tfofi j very Hand of the Wicked stall Trouble. come upon him. + Job 17.8- tot
et Eccles. 11. 9. Rejoice O what is the Hope of the Hypocrite, young man in thy Youth, and let though he hath gained, when Goo thy Heart cheer thee in the Days taketh away his Soul, t Psal- f2'?1 of thy Youth, and walk in the aoLo, thlt it the man that madenot Ways of thy Heart, and in the Godhis Strength: but trusted in the Sight of thine Eyes: but know Abundance of his Riches, thou that for all these things God strengthened himself in his Wickedwill bring thee into Judgment. Ec- ness, t Psal- 39- °"- Surely evetj clesiasticus 5. 1. Set not thy Heart25 man walketh in a vain Shew: fureupon thy Goods, and fay not I have ly they are disquieted in vain: enough sor mi Life. T Ecclesusti- he heapeth up Riches, and to*"* cus 11. 19. Whereas he faith, I not who shall gather them. Tjer- 'V have found Rest, and now will eat 11. As the Patridge sictetb 00 continual/y of my Goods, and yet he 3°Eggs and hatcheth them not: io knoweth not whatTinieshall come he tint getteth Riches, and »'' V upon him, and that he must leave right, fliall leave them in the mi11" those things to others, and die. of his Days, and at his EtdwW t 1 Cor. 1 j. 32. —Let us Eat and a Fool. Drink,ior to morrow we die. + Jam! 3 J
5. 5. Yc have lived in Pkasure ,
U.:st provided? n. So is he that layeth up treasure M^elf, and is k not rich towards God. 22. % And he
0 his Disciples, Therefore I fay unto you, Take no c for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the v lat ye sliall put on. 23. The life is more than meat,
"body is more than raiment. 24- Consider1 the ravens:
r neither sow nor reap; which neither have store
nor barn ^ and God »» feedeth them: How much
re ye better than the fowls? 25. And which of you
Icing thought can add to his stature one cubit? 16*
ien be not able to do that thing which is least, why*
e thought for the rest? 27, Consider the lilies how1
row: They toil not, they spin not: and yet I say>
<yu, that Solomon in all his glory, was not arayed
ne of these. 28. If then God so clothe the grais,
is to day in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the
how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
"leek not ye what ye sliall eat, or what ye sliall
neither be ye of n doubtful mind s_Or, live not m care*
w*l. 30. For all these things do the nations of the
leek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have
of these things. 31. % But ° rather seek ye the kmg->
>f God, and all these things sliall be added unto you,
ar not, «- little flock 1 for it is « your Fathers good plea^
. U sure
ft-. 33. fMat. 6. 20. Lay bulation, and Poverty; (but thod
your selves Treasures in art Rich)— , where neither Moth nor 'See on Mat. 6. 2S
doth corrupt, and where n'tJob38. 41. IVM.ttf.9*
ts do not break through and 5 See on Mat. 6. 26.
1 Tim. *.10. Well report- n Heb. 13. j. Let your Cflnver* for good Works.— t 1 Tim. sation be without Covetousness, and , 19. Charge them that are be content with such things as ye
1 this World,- That they have: sot he hath said, 1 will neood, that they be rich in good 10 ver leavethee, nor forlake thee.
, ready to distribute, willing ° t See on Mat. 6. 33.
Dmmunicate; laying up in "Mat. j. 1$. Strait Is the Gates
for themselves a good Foun- and Harrow is the Way which lead« against the Time to come, eth unto Life, and iew there be they may lay hold on Eternal IS that find it. ,
f Tun. 2.5. Hearken, my if Mat. It. if, ««. At thaC
red Brethren, hath not God Time Jesus answered and said, 1 tn the Poor of this World, thank thee, O Father, Lordtot Hea~ in Faith, and Heirs of the king- ven and Eatth, because thou halt -which he hath promised to aohid these things from the Wile nthat love him. Bev. 2. o< and Prudent, and hast "Vealed m thy Weifc*, and Tri* tbMa