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tranches of it. 20. And again he said, Whereunto shall * likeii the kingdom of God? 11. It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three (1) measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. 22. And he went through the TM Cities and villages, teaching and journeying towards Jeruialerru 23. Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, 24. % n Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for "many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. 25. v When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath * shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, say r ing, ' Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer, and % unto you, I s know you not whence you are: 26. Then ftall ye begin to fay, We have eaten and drunk in thy prer fence, and thou hast taught in our streets. 27. But he lhall %, 01 tell you, I know you not whence you are } depart from me all ye workers of iniquity. 28. There shall be

* weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall b fee Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the Prophets in the kingdom of God, and youyour selves thrust out. 29. And c they ftall come from the east, and from the west, and from the wrth, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. 30. And behold, there are A last which shall be firfhand there are first which shall be last. 31 >% The same day there came certain of the Pharifees,saying unto him, Get

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* * Mat. 9. 3 j. Sec on Mar. riage, and the Door was shut.

»• p r t Luk. 6. 46. Why call ye me

° * Ma*! 7. 13. Enter ye in at Lord, Lord, and do not the Things TM strait Gate; for wide is the which 1 fay? ""e, and broad U the Way that j * V See on Mat. 7. 23 . l'*detb to destruction, and many ufPfaI «. 8. t Mat. 2y. 4t. were be which go in thereat. See on Mat. 713.

°tJoh. 8. ai. t Joh. 13. 33. a t See on Mat. 8. 12. «eon Joh. 7.34. h t Mat. 8.11. Many shall cnme

ptPfal. 32. 6. For this lhall e-I0from the East and West, and shall ***J one that is godly, pray unto sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, J^e, in a Time *hen thou mtyst and Jacob, in the Kingdom of befound, f Isa. 5y. 6. Seek ye the Heaven. L°rd vhile he may be found, call ye c See on Mat. 8.1 r. °P0n him while he is near. J 5 4 See on Mar. 10.31. ^Iso the

q t Mat. ay. 10. They that were Note on Mat.20.16. v'if went with him into the Mar

, L1) t The Word in the Greek, is a Measure containing about a Pee^anii wanting a little more than a Pint.

frhee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee, j And he laid unto them, (i) Go ye and tell that Fox,BdaSj I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrotj the third day I shall be e perfected. 33. Nevertheless!! walk to day and to morrow, and the day following: it cannot be that a Prophet perish out of Jerusalem. fO Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the Prophets, ftonest them that are lent unto thee: how often wo Jiave gathered thy children together, as a hen dothgœk brood under her wings, and ye would not? 35. Be * your house is left unto you desolate: And verily 1 unto you, ye shall not see me until the time come, ye mail iiiy, h Blessed is he that cometh in the nan the Lord.

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/ \ ND it came to pass, as he went into the ho _l\^ one of the (2) chief Pharisees to eat bread ( fabbath-day, that they watched him. 2. And behold,

*'.' Heb. s. 10. It became him Almighty Lord, Your Haj for wriom are all Things, and by folate, I will cad you out whom are all Things, in bringing Wind doth Stubble. Isamany Sons unto Glory, to make Your Country is desolate, youi the Captain of their Salvation per- j are burnt with Fire, you self through Sufferings. Joh. 17. Strangers devour it in you 4. I have glorified thee on Earth; fence, and it is desolate as I have finished the Work which thrown by Strangers. Mic. thou gavest me to do. Joh. 19. Therefore shall Zion for ym 30. —He said, it i; finished,and heiobe plowed as a Field, and Jb bowed the Head, a^id gave up the become Heapt, and the M £host. jut-21 -If- of the House, as the high

f *A&ee on Mat. 23. 37. of the Forest.

* 2 Esdr. 1. 33. Thus faith the h + Psal. u8. a(J.

(1) The Message our Lord here sends to Herod, is no Breach < (Command which forbids the Speaking evil of the Ruler of the Pefi consequently it is no blemish in our Lord's Example. For out here acts as a Prophet, as one who had received an extraordinary Com on from God. And those who were truly Prophets, were in the si tn of their Commijpon, above the greatest Men, and most powerful P( fcihom thsy were not to spare, when God sent them to rtj for Sin.' '(9^ Probably Ulttdewb mentioned in Joh.. 3.1.

ms a certain man before him, which had the dropsie. 3. And Jesus answering, spake unto the Lawyers and Pharisees, faying, 1 Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath-day? 4. And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go: 5. And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have k an ass, or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath-day? 6. And they1 could not answer him again to these things. 7. ^[ And he put forth a Parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them, 8. When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit cot down in the highest room: lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him; 9. And he that bad thee and him, come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. 10. m But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room • that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. ti. For whosoever 11 exalteth himself, shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted. 12. % Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, (0 call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen,

jtSeeon Mat is. 10. 1 Luk. 13. 17.

tExod. 23. y. If thou fee the m * Prov. ay. 6, 7. Put not forth ■$of him that hateth thee, lying thy self in the Presence of the *'itr his Burden, and wouldst for- King, and stand not in the Place of tor to help him , thou flialt surely $ great Men. For better it is that Hwithhim. J Deut. 22. 4.Thou it be said unto thee, Come up hiwait not see thy Brother's Ass Ot ther: than that thou sliouldst be "is Ox fall down by the Way, and put lower in the Presence of the nide thy self from them: thou Prince whom thine Eyes have "ult surely help to lift them up 10 seen.

aS»'m. t Luk 13. Is. Doth not n tJob_22. 19. tProv.29. 23. «ch one of you on the Sabbath + Luk. 18. 14. t Jam. 4. 6. Hi his Ox or his Ass from the t 1 Pet. j. 5. See on Mat. 23. Stall, and lead him away to wa- 12. tering? 15

0) Sometimes negative Particles are to be understood by Way of Comparison. Thus, Prov. 8. 10. Receive my Instruction, and not Silver, "Ut is, rather than Silver, or, prefer them before Silver. Again, Job. 6. |1 Ubour not for the Meat which perijbeth, but fir that Meat, &c. that is, "tour more for that Meat which endureth unto everlasting Life, than

. fox men, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee. 13. But when thou makest a feast, call the a poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: 14. And thou slialt be blessed; for they cannot recompence thee: for thou slialt be b recompenced at the resurrection of the just. 15. ^[ And when one of them that sat at meat with him, heard these things, he said unto him, c Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. 16. Then said he unto him, A certain man made a f great Supper, and bade many. 17. And'sent his servant

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* t Neh. 8. 10, 12. Go your htmgred, &c. Job., j. 29. They Way, eat the Fat, and drink the that have done Good, unto tbr ReSweet, andsend Portions to them for furrection of Life; and they that whom nothing is prepared.— And have done Evil, unto the Resurrecall the People went their way to 5 tion of Damnation- Acts 24. 15. eat and to drink, and to fend Porti- —There shall be a Resurrection of ens.— Job j 1. 17. If I—have Ms- the Dead, both of the Just and Vain my morsel my self alone, and the just.

Fatherless hath not eaten thereof. c * Rev. 19. 9. See on Luk. * Tob. 4. 7. Give Alms of thyJO 22.30.

Substance; and when thou d * Mat. 22. 2. The Kingdom of giveft Alms, let not thine Eye be en- Heaven is likened to a certain •vints, neither turn thy Face from King which made a Muriagefot any Poor, and the Face of God his Son. Isa. 25.6. In this «»• shall not be turned away from t, tain shall the Lord of Hosts make thee. unto all People a Feast of fat

b Mat. 25. 34, ire. Come yehlefed things.— of my Father, inherit the Kingdom e t Prov. 9.2, y. She hath kilprepared for you from the Founda- led her Beasts, Ihe hath minted tion of the World. For I was an 20 her

for that which perisheth. For our Lord did not mean that we should live idly, without taking Pains for a Subsistance. So in this Place, Jfl&«i thou makest, &c. call not : That is, rather call the Poor than thy Friends, &c. The like may be observed in many other Places. For our Lord does not here forbid us to invite our Friends, &c. but he prefers Mercy and Charity before such Invitations. We may give such Testimonies of our Friendship to our Relations and rich Neighbours ; but whether this will entitle us to any Reward from God, is another Question. Nor do I think that we are obliged aclually to fend for the Poor, &e. to eat with us at our Houses; the Duty required of us is, to relieve them in Proportion to our Ability, If therefore we fend them Provisions, or W««?i ox Clothes, we may do a more substantial Charity to them andthe^"' milies, than if we feasted them at our own Dwellings.

On the other Hand, comparative Particles are often to be understood in a negative Sense. Thus, Luk. 18. 14. ThisMatt went down to iudified rather than the other. That is, the humble Publican was justi""' at supper-time to say to them that were bidden, f Come, for all things are now ready. 18. And they all with one consent began to 5 make excuse. The first said unto him, I have b bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and lee it: I pray thee have me excused. 19. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray flee have me excused. 20. And another laid, I have married a wife, and. therefore I cannot come. 21 • So that sernnt came and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry, said to his servants, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the 1 poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. 22. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou haft commanded, and yet there is room. 23. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the high-ways and hedges, and k compel (1) them to come in, that my house may be

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for Wine; she hath also furnish- h Mat. 13. 22. He also that reed her Table. Come, eat of my ceived Seed among Thorns, is he toitd, and drink of the Wine which that heareth the Word: and the I hive mingled. Care of this World, and the Deceit*

,. 55- 1. Ho, every one that 5 fulness of Riches, choke the Word, thirtieth, come ye to the Waters.— and he becometh unfruitful.

83oh. 1.11. He came unto his 1 See on Mat. n. 5. «»Mnd his own received him not. k 1 Sam. 28. 23. He [Saul] refuJoh. 5.40. Ye will not come to me, fed, and said, I will not eat \ but that ye might have Life. Mat. 22.10 his Servants, together with the 3 And sent forth his Servants to Woman, compelled him,and he heark\v'1jtnem that were bidden to the ened unto their Voice.— 2Cor. j. Wedding: and they would not 11, 20. Knowing therefore the Tercome. rer

iwtthe proud Pharisee. So Joh. 12.42. They loved the praise of Men more t»a the praise of God; that is, and not the praise of God. These Ways ^speaking are borrowed from the Jews, of which more Examples might te produced.

ft) Neither the inhuman and barbarous Cruelties practised in the switch of Ro»»f, nor the wholsome Severities, as they are called elsewhere, can be justified from this Place; for the Compulsion here meant, ts> not a Compulsion by Threats, and Terrors, and bodily Punishments in this World ; but a Compulsion or Perswasion by setting a good Example, ^Exhortation, and the most earnest Intreaties, laying before Men the "'wise; and Threatnings of the Gospel, as will appear from the Consider«ion of the References. Those who. would nave an Idea of the inhuCruelties practised by the Church of Rome, may consult the History of inquisition, written by one of the Secretaries; an account in Dr. wjfes 1st Vol. of Tracts, and Mr. StripeSs Annals of Queen Elizabeth*

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