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passion on the multitude, because they continue w me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and. I not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the 1 33. And his disciples fay unto him, Whence should! have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so gd a multitude? 34. And Jesus faith unto theraj How roM loaves have ye? and they laid, Seven, and a few Hi fishes. 35. And he commanded the multitude to fit era on the ground- 36. And he * took the seven loaves,! the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave his disciple?, and the disciples to the multitude.- 37. A they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up I the broken meat that was left, seven baskets full. 38. Ji they that did eat, were four thousand men, beside woi^ and children. 39. And he sent away the multitude, I * took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala. *

CHAP. XVI.

THE' Pharisees also with the Sadducees c;ime,and ten ing, desired him that he would ihew them a from heaven. 2. He answered and said unto them, whd is evening, ye fay, It xclH be fair weather: for the sky is I

3. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for] sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can diffcern face of the sky, but can ye not discern the signs of the tin

4. d A wicked and adulterous generation seekech after a 11 and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the. sign oft Prophet Jonas. And he left ;them, and departed. . 5^ 1 when his disciples were come to the other side, they I "forgotten to take bread. 6. *fi Then Jesus said unto th§ (1) Take heed and beware of the f leaven os the PhariM

* t See on Mat. 14. 19. e t Mar. 8. 14. Now the Dl

h '.' Mar. 8. 9. And straightway pies had forgotten to take bread J

he entred into a Ship with his Dis- ther had they in the Ship m

ciples, and came into the Parts of them more than one I oaf

Dalmanutha. f + Luk. 12. 1,—He begad c t See on Mat. 12. 3 8. 'fay to his Disciples first of al],l

a t Mat. 11. 39. An evil and a- ware ye of the Leaven of the H

dulterous Generation, &c. it risees, which is Hypocrisie. here.

(i) By the Lcavm of the Pharisees and Sadducees is meant, as appej

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and the Sadducees. 7. And they reasoned among themselves, faying, It is because we have taken no bread. 8. Wokh «hea[esus perceived, he fa d u;.to them, O ye ot" little fat\v, why realbn ye among your selves, because ye have brought no bread? 9. Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the 1 five loaves of the five thousand, and bow many teslets ye took up? 10. Neither the h leven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? How is it that ye do not understand that 1 spake it not to you iratetiiing bread, that ye mould beware of the leaven of the" Phmlees,andofthe Sadducees? 12. Then understood they how that he bde them not beware of the leaven of bread, kit of the doctrine of the Pharisees, and of she Sadducees. >J.f When lesus came into the coasts of Celarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do 1 men say, that I, &c Son k of man am? 14. And they said, 1 Some fay that

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'tMat. 14, 17. We have here to his Servants, This is John the tat fvt Lowes, and two • Fifties. Baptist, he is risen from the dead, + Joh. <?. p. There is a Lad here, and therefore mighty Works do "Mi hath five barley Loaves and shew forth themselves in him. so small Fishes: but what are 5 t Luk. 9.7, 8,9. Now Herod the tie?among so many?: tetrarch heard of all that was done

a' Mat. 15. 34. by him: and he was perplexed,

'* Mar. 8. 17. He asked his because it was said of some, that Disciples, &c. as here. John was risen from the dead ;and of

* Heb. 2. 14. Forasmuch then 10 some,.that £//«/ had appeared: and "the Children are partakers of of others, that one of the old Prosty ami Blood, he also himself like- phets was risen again. And Herod wise took part of the same.— *Luk. said, John have I beheaded: but 9-He asked them, &c. as here. who is this of whom I hear such

TMat 14. a. [Herod] said un-1 j things? And he desired to fee him.

from tbe nth Verse, the corrupt Doftrines they taught, and the Traditi. onstkypretended to deliver as from the Fathers, which not only had no Foundation in, but were contrary to the Word of God- This Caution, is not inconsistent with our Lord's commanding the People to observe and Utlutfn<ver they hid them, Mat. 13. 3. For our Lord's Meaning there, is, that they should observe them so far, as what they faughr was agreeable to the Laws of God; but if their Instructions did interfere with any Duty required by God, then they were "not to observe them. For cur tard charges them with making the Commandments of God of none tfftft by their Traditions, Mat. jc. 6. Elsewhere he calls them blind Ma, ind cautions the People not to be led by them. It is moreover observable, that these People placed much of their Religion in outward Observances, which contributed little or nothing to the Sanctification of the Soul, which we ought chiefly to have an eye to in al) our religious ftrfonnancej. On which account they are often styled Hypocrites.

thou Art John the Baptist, some Elias, and others Jeremia or one of the Prophets. 15. He faith unto them, But who fay ye that I am? 16. And Simon Peter answered and sai Thou art ro Christ the Son of the living God. 17. And j sus answered and said unto him, n Blelsed art thou Sim< Bar-jona: for ° flesh and blood hath not revealed it at thee, but my p Father which is in heaven. 18. And I la a 10 unto thee, that thou art q Peter, and upon this r roc I will build my church: and the gates of hell mail notpri yail against it. 19. And I will give unto thee the f keys 1 the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou malt bind ( earth, ihall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou slia Jxx>se on earth, shall be loosed in heaven. 20. Then S charj ed he his disciples that they should tell no man that he wi Jesus the Christ. 21. % From that time forth, bega

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m * Joh. 6. 69. We believe and because thou hast hid theCp trjinf are sure that thou art that Christ, from the Wise and Prudent, am the Son of the living God. Joh 1. hast revealed them unto Babes, i 49. Nathaniel answered and said Cor. 2. 10. God hath revealed tk, unto him, Rabbi, Thou art the 5 unto us by his Spirit: for tk Son of Gtd, thou art tbe King of Spirit scarcheth all things, ye Israel, t Joh. 11. 27.— I[Martha] the deep things of God. fejicve that thou art the Christ the q * Joh. 1. 42. When Jesus !»

Sen of God, which should come inr held him, he said, Thou art Siffllj to the World, t Act S. 37. HeI0the Son of Jona: thou shalt b [the Eunuch] answered and said, called Cephas, which is by intei I bcl:eve that Jesus Ch-ist is the Sen pretation a Stone. cfGod. | Act. 9.10. Straight. r Isa. 18. 16. Thus faith tk way he [SaulJ preached Christ in Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zioi the Synagogues, that he is the,5for a Foundation, a Stone, a trie* Sen of God. t 1 J°h. 4.1 J- Who- Stone, a precious Corner-Stone, 1 soever shall confess that Jesus is the fare Foundation.— + Eph.2.20. A4 iwicfGcH, Goddwellerh in him, are built upon the Foundation of si' and he in God f 1 Joh. 5. 5. Aposileszni Prophets, JesusChsii Who is he that overcometh the 10himself being the chief Corner* Wor'd,l>ut he that belhveth that Stone. 1 Cor. 3. 11. Other F>» Jesus is the Son of God. datiou can no man lay, than that il

'n Mat. 13. 16" Blessed are your Jaid, which is Jesus Christ. f Æ«' Eyes, for they fie, and your Ears, al. 14. The Wall of the City h» for they hear. zttmelve Foundations, and in themtbt

0 V Eph. j 8. By Grace ye are Names of the twelve Apostles ot saved, through Faith; and thac the Lamb, not of your selves; it is the Gift s * Joh 20. 43. See pfl W!

'of God. 18. 18.

p Mat. 11. 2j. I thank thee, O 30 s f See on Mat 8.4. Father, Lord of Heaven and Earth,

Jesus a to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders, and. chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and be railed again the third day. 22. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, faying, * Be it far from thee CGr. pty thy /elf], Lord: this shall not be unto thee. 23. But he tumed,and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, * Satan, thou art an offence unto me: for thou • savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. 24. Then laid Jesus unto his disciples, If any <man will come after me, let him a deny himself, and take up his cross, and

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*tMaf- 17- While they a- delivered into the Hands of sinful Bode in Galilee, Jesus said unto Men, and be crucified, ard the them, The Son of Man shall be third Day rise a^ain. ietrtjtd into the Hands of Men. b f See 2 Sam. 19. 22. And Da* t Mat. 20. 17. Jesus going up to j vid said, What have I to do with Jenisak-m, took the twelve Disci- you, ye Sons of Zeruiah, that ye p'es apart in the Way. t Mar. 9. should this Day be Adversaria unr 31. He taught his Disciples, and tome.

said unto them, The Son of Man c Rom. 8. 7. The carnal Mind is delivered into the Hands of Men, 10 is enmity against God; for it is and they shall kill him.— fMar. not subject to the Law of God, i. li. He began to teach them, neither indeed can be. Jam. j. iy. that the Son of Man must suffer This Wisdom descendeth not front many things, and be rejected of the above, but is earthly,sens**!, deElders, and of the chief Priests, and 1J vilifh.

Scribes, and be killed, and after * * Mat. 10.38. He that taketh three Days rife again, f Mar. 16. not his Cress, and followeth after 33. Behold we go up to Jerusalem, me, is not worthy of me. *Mar. and the Son of Man shall be deli- 8. 34.. When he had called the Peoverid unto the chief Priests, and 20 pie unto him, with his Disciples unto the Scribes j and they shall also, he said unto them, Whosoever mdemn him to Death, and shall will come after me, let him deny deliver him to the Gentiles. * Luk. himself, and take up his Cross and 9. 22,44- The Son of Man must fallow me. + Luk. 9. 23. And he suffer many things, and be rejelfed2$ said to them all,if any Man, &e. of the Elders, and chief Priests, and as here, f Luk. 14. 27. Whosoever Scribes, and bz stain, and be raised doth not£e*rhis Cross, and come the third Day. Let these sayings after me, cannot be my Disciple, fink down into your Ears: for V Act 14. 22.—-We must through the Son of Man shall be delivered much Tribulation enter into the into the Hands of Men. t Luk. Kingdom of God. 7 1 Thes. 3. 3. 18. 31. He took unto him the No Man should be moved by these Twelve, and said unto them, Be- AjflicJionr, for your selves know hold, we go up to Jerusalem, and that we are appointed thereunto, all things that are written by the 3 J'.' aTim.3. i». Yea, and all that Prophets concerning the Son of will live godly in Christ Jesus, shall Man, shall be accomplished, t Luk. suffer Persecution, Heb. 11.24: 24. 7. The Son of Man must be By

follow me. 25. For whosoever will * save his life, lose it: and whosoever will { lose his life for my si jhall find it. 26. For what is a man B profited, if" he gain the whole world, and lose his own foal? or w fliall a man give h in exchange for his foul? 27. For Son of man ' shall come in the glory of his Father, wij k his Angels j and then he shall' reward every man a

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By Faith Moses when he was come Glory, and all the holy /4ngeh* to Years, refused to be called the him, then shall he sit upon Son of Pharaoh's Daughter. Throne of his Glory, t Jude

c t Joh. 12. 25. See on Luk. 14 Behold, the Lcrd cometh 17 3 3 y ten thousands of his Saints.

f Rev. 12. It. —They loved not * f Job 34. 11. The Work 1

their Lives unto the Death. Heb. Man ihall he render un.ro him.ai 11. 35. Women received their Dead cause every man to find accord raised to Life again: ethers were to his Ways. Prov. 24. 1 a — tortured, not accepting deliverance ; i0 that keepeth thy Soul, doth net that they might obtain a better know it? and shall not he rn Resurrection. to every Man according tq,

s Luk. 12. 19, 20. —Soul, thou Works* Isa. 3. 10, 11. Say yi hast much Goods laid up for many the Righteous, that it shall be Years; take thine Ease, est.drink, j, with him: for they shall eat and be merry. But God said un- fruit of their Doings. Wo u to him, Thou Fool, this Night the Wicked, it shall be ill \ thy Soul shall be required of thee: him: for the Reward of his H then whose shall those things be shall be given him. Jer. 17. which thou hast provided. Luk 9. »° I the Lord search the Heart, I ay. What is a Man advantaged, if the Reins, eVen to give every A he shall gain the whole World, and according to his Ways, and accoi lose himself, or be cast away? ing to the Fruit of bis Doings. J)

h t Psal. 49. 7, 8. None of them 3 J. 19. Thine Eyes are open up can by any means redeem his Bro- 25 all the Ways of the Sons of Men, ther, m.r give to God a Ransom' give every one according to for him: for the Redemption of Ways, and according to the Fruit their Soul is precious, and it ceas- his Doings. 1 Cor. 3. 8. Ev^ eth for ever.' Man shall receive his own Rent

1 + Mat. 16. 64. Hereafter shall 36 according to his own Labour. ye see the Son of Man sitting on Cor. y. 10. We must all appa the right Hand of Power, and torn- before the Judgment-seat of Chrilj ing in the Clouds of Heaven. that every one may receive the t Mar. 8. 38. Whosoever there- Things done in the Body, accord* fore shall be ashamed of me, and of,, ing to that he hath done, whether^ .my Words,— of him also shall the be good or bad. Gal. 6. y. 9 Sonofman be ashamed, when he very Man shall bear his own bin cometh in the Glory of his Father, den. Eph. 6. 8. Knowing thai with the Holy Angels. whatsoever good thing any Mr*

k Zech. 14. y. —The Lord my4o doth, the fame shall he receive Gcd shall come, and all the Saints the Lord, whether he be Eond with thee, f Mat. 2?.31. When Free, Col. 3. 2J. He that diM the Sen of Man ihall etmt in hi* Wrong,

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