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but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

Christ, and all ye are brethren; and call no should not be ashamed, that I may not seem mar your father upon the earth, for one is as if I would terrify you by letters. For his your Father which is in heaven. Neither be letters, say they, are weighty and powerful ; ye called masters, for one is your master, even but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech Christ. But he that is greatest among you contemptible. 2 Co. x. 3–10. Feed the shall be your servant. And whosoever shall flock of God which is among you, taking the exalt himself shall be abased, and he that oversight thereof, not by constraint, but wilshall humble himself shall be exalted. Mat. lingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready IXÏ. 8–12. If any man desire to be first, mind: neither as being lords over God's the same shall be last of all, and servant of all. heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. Mar. ix. 35. So shall it not be among you ; 1 Pe. v. 2, 3. I wrote unto the church ; but but whosoever will be great among you shall Diotrephes, who loveth to have the prebe your minister. And whosoever of you will eminence among the be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his even the Son of man came not to be minis- deeds which he doeth, prating against us with tered unto, but to minister, and to give his malicious words; and not content therewith, life a ransom for many. Mar. X. 43, 44, 45. neither doth he himself receive the brethren, And he (Jesus) put forth a parable to those and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth which were bidden, when he marked how them out of the church. 3 John 9, 10. I they chose out the chief rooms, saying unto beheld another beast coming up out of the them. When thou art bidden of any man to a earth: and he had two horns like a lamb, and wedding, sit not down in the highest room, he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all lest a more honourable man than thou be the power of the first beast before him, and bidden of him, and he that bade thee and causeth the earth, and them which dwell therein. him, come and say to thee, Give this man to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound place; and thou begin with shame to take the was healed. And he doeth great wonders, lowest room. But when thou art bidden, go so that he maketh fire come down from heaand sit down in the lowest room, that when ven on the earth in the sight of men, and he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto deceiveth them that dwell on the earth, by thee, Friend, go up higher; then shalt thou the means of those miracles which he had have worship in the presence of them that sit power to do in the sight of the beast; saying at meat with thee. For whosoever exalteth to them that dwell on the earth, that they himself shall be abased, and he that humbleth should make an image to the beast, which himself shall be exalted. Lu. xiv. 7-11. had the wound by a sword, and did live. Every one that exalteth himself shall be And he had power to give life unto the image abased, and he that humbleth himself shall of the beast, that the image of the beast should be exalted. Lu. xviii. 14. My kingdom both speak and cause that as many as would (said Jesus) is not of this world : if my king- not worship the image of the beast should be dom were of this world, then would my killed. And he caused all, both small and servants fight, that I should not be delivered great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive to the Jews, but now is my kingdom not from a mark in their right hand, or in their forehence. John. xviii. 36. I call God for a heads: and that no man might buy or sell, record upon my soul, that to spare you I save he that had the mark, or the name of the came not unto Corinth. Not for that we have beast, or the number of his name. Re. xiii. dominion over your faith, but are helpers of 11-17. And I saw the woman drunken your joy; for by faith ye stand. 2 Co. i. 23, 24. with the blood of the saints, and with the Though we walk in the flesh, we do not war blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I after the flesh, (for the weapons of our warfare saw her, I wondered with great admiration. are not carnal, but mighty through God to Re. xvii. 6. the pulling down of strong holds,) casting Minister.] Lord (said those on the left down imaginations, and every high thing hand of the Judge), when saw we thee an that exalteth itself against the knowledge of hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, God, and bringing into captivity every thought or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to the obedience of Christ; and having in a unto thee? Mat. XXV. 44. Many women readiness to revenge all disobedience, when were " there" (" at the crucifixion") beholding your obedience is fulfilled. Do ye look on afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, things after the outward appearance? If any ministering unto him. Mat. xxvii. 55. And man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let Moses went up and his minister Joshua. Er. him of himself think this again, that, as he is xxiv, 13. When they (Barnabas and Paul) Christ's, even so are we Christ's. For though were at Salamis, they preached the word of I should boast somewhat more of our au- God in the synagogues of the Jews, and they thority, which the Lord hath given us for had also John to their minister. Ac. xiii. 5. edification, and not for your destruction, I The Lord grant unto "him" (" Onesiphorus")

27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to 29 minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. And as they

that he may find mercy of the Lord in that and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and naked day; and in how many things he ministered ness. 2 Co. xi. 5. 23—27. And I will very unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well. gladly spend and be spent for you, though 2 Ti. i. 18. I beseech thee for my son One- the more abundantly I love you, the less simus, whom I would have retained with me, be loved. 2 Co. xii. 15. that in thy stead he might have ministered 28 Came not to be ministered unte] Whether unto me in the bonds of the Gospel. Philm. is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or be the 13. Are “they" not all (" the angels ") serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat! Bu ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for I am among you as he that serveth. Le them who shall be heirs of salvation. He i. 27. “He" (" Jesus") riseth from suke, 14. If any man speak, let him speak as the and laid aside his garment, and took a tom oracles of God; if any man minister, let him and girded himself. After that he pouret do it as of the ability which God giveth; that water into a bason and began to wash the God in all things may be glorified, through disciples' feet. If I then said Jesus, Jesus Christ : to whom be praise and dominion Lord and master, have washed your feet. for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Pe. iv. ll. also ought to wash one another's feet: ka!

27 Whosoever will be chief.] See chap. have given you an example, that ye steel xviii. 4. What was it (said Jesus to his dis- do as I have done unto you. Verily, ferit, ciples) that ye disputed among yourselves by I say unto you, the servant is not greate the way? But they held their peace ; for by than his lord, neither he that is sent goale the way they had disputed among themselves than he that sent him. If ye know the who should be the greatest. And he sat down, things, happy are ye if ye do them. Jis and called the twelve, and saith unto them, xiii. 4, 5. 14-17. Look not every mo If any man desire to be first, the same shall be his own things, but every man also on the last of all, and servant of all. Mar. ix. 33, things of others. Let this mind be in a 34, 35. I am debtor, both to the Greeks and which was also in Christ Jesus; wbe bet to the barbarians, both to the wise and to the in the form of God, thought it not robbery unwise. Ro. i. 14. Though I be free from be equal with God, but made bimself als all men, yet have I made myself servant unto reputation, and took upon him the forma all, that I might gain the more ; and unto the servant, and was made in the likeness of a Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain and being found in fashion as a man the Jews; to them that are under the law, as humbled himself, and became obedients under the law, that I might gain them that death, even the death of the cross. Ph are under the law; to them that are without 4-8. Though he were a son, yet learned law, as without law, (being not without law obedience by the things which be safiel to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I He. v. 8. might gain them that are without law; to the And to give his life a ransom for me weak became I as weak, that I might gain Then“ he' (God") is gracious unto ha the weak. I am made all things to all men, (“ man"), and saith, Deliver him from gente that I might by all means save some. And down to the pit, I have found a ranson this I do for the Gospel's sake, that I might xxxiii. 24. None of them can by any be partaker thereof with you. 1 Co. ix. 19 redeem his brother, nor give to God a rant 23. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ for him. Ps. xlix. 7. “ He" (" Christ) Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your servants wounded for our transgressions, he was breas for Jesus' sake. 2 Co. iv. 5. I suppose I for our iniquities: the chastisement was not a whit behind the very chiefest apos- peace was upon him ; and with his strips cles. Are they ministers of Christ ? (I speak are healed. He was taken from prisen, as a fool.) I am more ; in labours more from judgment: and who shall declare abundant, in stripes above measure, in pri- generation ? For he was cut off out of sons more frequent, in deaths oft. Of the land of the living: for the transgression Jews five times received I forty stripes save my people was he stricken. Yet it pledeal one ; thrice was I beaten with rods, once was Lord to bruise him; he hath put his to pre I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night when thou shalt make his soul an der and a day I have been in the deep; in jour. for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall penis neyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of his days, and the pleasure of the Lord be robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, prosper in his hand. He shall see in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, his knowledge shall my righteous & in perils among false brethren; in weariness justify many; for he shall bear their to and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger ties. Is. liii. 5. 8. 10, 11. Seventy !

leparted from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. And; be- 30

re determined upon thy people and upon sin unto salvation. He. ix. 28. Ye were ay holy city, to finish the transgression, and to not redeemed with corruptible things, as wake an end of sine, and to make reconcilia- silver, and gold, from your vain conversation on for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting received by tradition from your fathers ; but ighteousness, and to seal up the vision and with the precious blood of Christ, as of a rophecy, and to anoint the most holy. Know lamb without blemish, and without spot. 1 Pe. nerefore and understand, that from the going i. 18, 19. Christ also suffered for us ; who orth of the commandment to restore and to his ownself bare our sins in his own body on uild Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince, the tree, that we being dead to sins should

all be seven weeks, and threescore and two live unto righteousness, by whose stripes ye teeks; the street shall be built again, and were healed. 1 Pe. ii. 24. Christ also hath ve wall even in troublous times. And after once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, areescore and two weeks shall Messiah be that he might bring us to God, being put to ut off, but not for himself: and the people death in the flesh, but quickened by the f the prince that shall come shall destroy the Spirit. 1 Pe. jii. 18. Grace be unto you, ity, and the sanctuary ; and the end thereof from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, hall be with a flood, and unto the end of the and the first begotten of the dead, and the rar desolations are determined. Da. ix. prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him 4-26. As the Father knoweth me, even that loved us, and washed us from our sins > know I the Father, and I lay down my in his own blood, to him be glory and dofe for the sheep. John X. 15. It is expedient minion for ever, Amen. Re. i. 5. And or us (said Caiaphas) that one man should when “he” (the Lamb" who stood in the ie for the people, and that the whole nation midst of the elders) had taken the book (sealed erish not. And this spake he not of him with seven seals), the four beasts, and the elf, but being high priest that year, he pro- four and twenty elders fell down before the hesied that Jesus should die for that nation; Lamb, having, every one of them, harps, and nd not for that nation only, but that also he golden vials full of odours, which are the hould gather together in one the children prayers of saints. And they sung a new f God that were scattered abroad. John xi. song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the 0_52. All have sinned, and come short book, and to open the seals thereof; for thou f the glory of God: being justified freely wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by y his grace through the redemption that is thy blood, out of every kindred, and tongue,

Christ Jesus, whom God hath set forth to and people, and nation. Re. V. 8, 9. e a propitiation through faith in his blood, For many.) This is my blood (said Jesus, ► declare his righteousness for the remission when instituting his holy supper) of the New f sins that are past, through the forbearance Testament, which is shed for many for the f God: to declare, I say, at this time his remission of sins. Mat. xxvi. 28. This is ghteousness, that he might be just, and the my blood of the New Testament which is istifi er of him which believeth in Jesus. Ro. shed for many. Mar. xiv. 24. Neverthei. 24–26. Christ hath redeemed us from less death reigned from Adam to Moses, even le curse of the law, being made a curse for over them that had not sinned after the

hat hangeth on a tree. Gal. iii. 13. In the figure of him that was to come. But not hom we have redemption through his blood, as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if he forgiveness of sins, according to the riches through the offence of one, many be dead, f his grace. Ep. i. 7. Walk in love, as much more the grace of God, and the gift by 'hrist also hath loved us, and hath given grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath imself for us, an offering, and a sacrifice to abounded unto many. And not as it was by iod for a sweet-smelling savour. Ep. v. 2. one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgThere is one God, and one Mediator between ment was by one to condemnation ; but the iod and men, the man Christ Jesus, who free gift is of many offences unto justification. ave himself a ransom for all to be testified For if by one man's offence death reigned by A due time. 1 Ti. ii. 5, 6. The grace of one, much more they which receive abundJod, that bringeth salvation, hath appeared ance of grace, and of the gift of righteousness

allmen; looking for that blessed hope, shall reign in life by one Christ Jesus. Thereind the glorious appearing of the great God, fore, as by the offence of one judgment came nd our Saviour Jesus Christ, who gave him upon all men to condemnation, even so by the elf for us, that he might redeem us from all righteousness of one, the free gift came upon all niquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar men unto justification of life. For as by one leople, zealous of good works. Ti. ii. 11. man's disobedience many were made sinners, 3, 14. Christ was once offered to bear the 60 by the obedience of one shall many be ins of many; and unto them that look for made righteous. Ro. v. 14–19. Christ was um, shall he appear the second time without once offered to bear the sins of many. He. ix.

hold, two blind men sitting by the way-side, when they heard that

Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, 31 thou Son of David. And the multitude rebuked them, because

they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have 32 mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. And Jesus stood still,

28. He is the propitiation for our sins, and gave sight. Lu. vii. 21. And as Jesus passed not for ours only, but also for the sins of the by, he saw a man which was blind from his whole world. 1 John ii. 2.

birth; and said unto him (having first 29 As they departed, &c.] And they came anointed his eyes), Go wash in the pool of to Jericho, and as he went out of Jericho with Siloam (which is by interpretation Sent). He his disciples, and a great number of people, went his way therefore, and washed, and came blind Bartimeus, the son of Timeus, sat by the seeing. John ix. 1. 7. highway side begging, &c. Mar. X. 46. And Have mercy on us, O Lord, &c.] See chap, it came to pass as he was come nigh unto xii. 23; xv. 22. Hosanna to the Son of Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the David ! blessed is he that cometh in the name way side begging. Lu. xviii. 35.

of the Lord (said the multitude). Hosanna in 30 Two blind men sitting, &c.] See chap. the highest. Mat. xxi. 9. What think se ix. 27-31 ; xii. 22. And the blind and the of Christ (said Jesus to the Pharisees)? whose lame came to him in the temple, and he son is he? They say unto him, The son of healed them. Mat. xxi. 14. The Lord David. Mat. xxii. 42. Therefore (Darid) openeth the eyes of the blind. Ps. cxlvi. 8. being a prophet, and knowing that God had In that day shall the deaf hear the words of sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see his loins, according to the flesh, he would out of obscurity, and out of darkness. Is. raise up Christ to sit upon his throne; he xxix. 18. Then the eyes of the blind shall seeing this before, spake of the resurrection be opened, and the ears of the deaf sliall be of Christ. Ac. ii. 30, 31. Paul, separated unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap into the Gospel of God, concerning his Son as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing; Jesus Christ, which was made of the seed of for in the wilderness shall waters break out, David according to the flesh, and declared ta and streams in the desert. Is. xxxv. 5, 6. be the Son of God with power, according to And I will bring the blind by a way that the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from they knew not, I will lead them in paths that the dead, to all that be at Rome, &c. Ro.i. l. they have not known. I will make dark- 3, 4. 7. ness light before them, and crooked things Rebuked them.] See chap. xv. 23; xix. 23. straight. These things will I do unto them, 31 But they cried the more.] See chap and not forsake them. Hear, ye deaf, and vi. 7, 8. And when "he" (" the angel") look, ye blind, that ye may see. Is. xlii. 16. saw that he prevailed not against him (Jacob), 18. He that hath mercy on them shall lead he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the them, even by the springs of water shall he hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as guide them. Is. xlix. 10. We (the Jews) he wrestled with him. And he said, Let me grope for the wall like the blind ; and we grope go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will as if we had no eyes; we stumble at noon-day, not let thee go, except thou bless me. And as in the night ; we are in desolate places he said unto him, What is thy name? And as dead men. Is. lix. 10. The spirit of the he said, Jacob. And he said, Thy name Lord is upon me, he hath sent me to bind shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel; for up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to as a prince hast thou power with God and the captive, and the opening of the prison to with men, and hast prevailed. And Jacob them that are bound, to proclaim the acceptable asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou of our God; to comfort all that mourn. Is. dost ask after my name? And he blessed lxi. 1, 2. See verse 29. There was delivered him there. Ge. xxxii. 25-29. Though “he* to "him" (" Jesus") the book of the prophet (the friend to whom his neighbour gaeth at Esaias ; and when he had opened the book, midnight to borrow three loaves of bread') he found the place where it was written, The will not rise and give “him" (" that asketi") spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he because he is his friend, yet because of his hath anointed me to preach the Gospel to the importunity he will rise and give him as poor ; he hath sent me to heal the broken- many as he needeth. And I say unto you hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, (said Jesus), Ask, and it shall be given you; and recovering of sight to the blind; to set seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall at liberty them that are bruised. Lu. iv. 17, be opened unto you. For every one that 18. In that same hour he cured many of asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; their infirmities, and plagues, and of evil and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened. spirits, and unto many that were blind he Lu. xi. 8-10. And he (Jesus) spake &

and called them, and said, What wil ve that I shen do ente rou? They say unto him, Lord, that ( Tes maT be upened. So Jesus 83 had compassion on them, and vouched bei eres: and imme- 34 diately their eyes received sight, and the fired Lin.

parable unto them, to this end, that men her* *- Noy fleet siste Lemu waepe ought always to pray, and not to faint sering ing. and the Jews weeping, which come There was in a city a judge which feared not VII. ker. De paned in the serit md was God, neither regarded man; and there was trouiNEO. EDC CLC W bere e ve laid him! a widow in that city: and she came to Thet SET un tim. Lord come and see him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. Jesus vent Jun 33% Wherefore, And he would not for a while; but afterward in al IP ir behovet tuin te be made bike he said within himself, Tbongh I fear not me be tretren dikt be mpit be a mercital God nor regard man, yet, because this widow and faru higt priest in things outiaining troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by ber to God. 10 make reconciation for the sins of continual coming she weary me. Le in the people. He i 17. For we are not K-5. They which went before (Jerus re- antic inest woch cannot be touched with buked " him" (" the blind war of Jericho *) te feeling out infirmities, but was in all that he should hold his peace; but he cried points tempted the as ne arr, vet without sin. so much the more, Thou Son of Darid bare Let us therefore come boldly onto the throne mercy on me. Lu. xviii. 39. Continde in of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find prayer, and watch in the same with thanks grace to belp in time of Deed He ir. 15, 16, giving. Col. iv. 2. Pray without ceasing. Finally, be ye ait of one mind, having com1 The. v. 17.

passion one of another; love as brethren, be 32 What will ye that I shall do, &c.] See pitiful, be courteous I Pe ML & terse 21. Thus saith the Lord God, I wib Tonched their eyes. See chap. ii. 2He yet for this be enquired of by the house of took him 'the deaf man) aside from the mulIsrael to do it for them. I will increase them titude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he with men like a flock. Ez. Xxxvi. 37. I ask spit, and touched his tongue; and saith unto (said Peter to Cornelius) for what intent ye him, Ephphatha, that is. Be opened. Mar. have sent for me? Ac. x. 29. Be careful vi. 33. Suffer ye thus far (szid Jesus, when for nothing, but in every thing, by prayer one of his disciples smote a serrant of the High and supplication with thanksgiving, let your Priest and cut off his right car), and he touched requests be made known unto God. Pki. his ear, and healed him. Ls. Ixii. 51. When iv. 6.

be had thus spoken (saying, I am the light of 33 Lord, that our eyes, &c.] Open thou the world, he spat on the ground, and made mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes out of thy law. Ps. cxix. 18. (1) cease not of the blind man with the clay, and said unto to give thanks for you, making mention of him, Go, wash in the pool Siloam (which is, you in my prayers ; that the God of our by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way, Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may therefore, and washed, and came seeing. give unto you the spirit of wisdom and reve- John ix. 6, 7. lation in the knowledge of him. The eyes And they followed him. See chap. viii. 15. of your understanding being enlightened, that Before I was afflicted I went astray ; but now ye may know what is the hope of his calling, have I kept thy word. Ps. cxix. 67. The and what the riches of the glory of his in- law of thy mouth is better unto me than heritance in the saints, and what is the thousands of gold and silver. Ps. cxix. 72. exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward, And immediately he (the blind man of Jericho) who believe according to the working of his received his sight, and followed him, glorifying mighty power, which he wrought in Christ. God. Lu. xviii. 43. My sheep hear my voice, Ep. i. 16-19.

and I know them, and they follow me. John 34 Jesus had compassion on them.] See X. 27. I send thee (said Christ to Paul) to chap. ix. 36; xiv. 14 ; xv. 32. The Lord is open “their” (the Gentiles") eyes, and to gracious, and full of compassion ; slow to anger, turn them from darkness to light, and from and of great mercy. Ps. cxlv. 8. When I the power of Satan untv God, that they may passed by and saw thee polluted in thine own receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance blood, I said, Live. Ez. xvi. 6. When the among them which are sanctified by faith Lord saw “her” (the widow of Nain"), he that is in me. Ac. xxvi. 18. Follow thou had compassion on her, and said unto her, me. John xxi. 22. Weep not. Lu. vii. 13. When Jesus saw

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