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of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of: them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house 13

delight in : behold, he shall come, saith the burnt-offering. But if he be not able to bring Lord of hosts. But who may abide the day two turtle doves, or two young pigeons, then of his coming? And who shall stand when he that sinned shall bring for his offering the he appeareth ? for he is like a refiner's fire, tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sinand like fuller's soap. Mal. iii. 1, 2. And offering : he shall put no oil upon it, neither Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the shall he put any frankincense thereon ; for it temple: and when he had looked round about is a sin-offering. Le. v. 7-11. When the upon all things, and now the eventide was days of “her” (" the woman's ") purifying come, he went out unto Bethany with the are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she twelve. Mar. xi. ll.

shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burntAnd cast out all them that sold, &c.) And offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtle they come to Jerusalem; and Jesus went into dove for a sin-offering, unto the door of the the temple, and began to cast out them that tabernacle of the congregation, unto the sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew priest : and if she be not able to bring a lamb, the tables of the money-changers, and the then she shall bring two turtles, or two young seats of them that sold doves. Mar. xi. 15. pigeons; the one for the burnt-offering, and And he went into the temple, and began to the other for a sin-offering : and the priest cast out them that sold therein, and them that shall make an atonement for her, and she bought; saying unto them, It is written, My shall be clean. Le. xii. 6, 8. And if he (the house is the house of prayer ; but ye have leper, in his sacrifices for his cleansing) be made it a den of thieves. Lu. xix. 45, 46. poor, he shall take one lamb for a trespassAnd (Jesus) found in the temple those that offering, and one tenth-deal of fine flour sold oxen, and sheep, and doves, and the mingled with oil for a meat-offering, and a changers of money sitting: and when he had log of oil; and two turtle doves, or two young made a scourge of small cords, he drove them pigeons, such as he is able to get; and the all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the one shall be a sin-offering and the other a oren; and poured out the changers' money, burnt-offering. And he shall offer one of the and overthrew the tables : and said unto them turtle doves, or of the young pigeons, such as that sold doves, Take these things hence; he can get. Le. xiv. 21, 22. 30. On the make not my Father's house an house of mer- eighth day he (who is cleansed of his issue) chandise. And his disciples remembered that shall take to him two turtle doves, or two it was written, The zeal of thine house hath young pigeons, and come before the Lord eaten me up. John ii. 14-17. See pre. unto the door of the tabernacle of the congrecom.

gation, and give them unto the priest : and on Money-changers.] And if the way be too the eighth day she (who hath been cleansed of long for thee (to eat the tithe of thy corn, &c. her issue) shall take unto her two turtles or in the place which he shall choose to place his two young pigeons, and bring them unto the mutne there), so that thou art not able to carry priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the it; or if the place be too far from thee, which congregation. Le. xv. 14. 29. And when the the Lord thy God shall choose to set his name days of her (Mary's) purification, according to there, when the Lord thy God hath blessed the law of Moses, were accomplished, they thee; then shalt thou turn it into money, brought "him” (Jesus") to Jerusalem, to and bind up the money in thine hand, and present him to the Lord; and to offer a sacri. shalt go unto the place which the Lord thyfice according to that which is said in the law God shall choose. And thou shalt bestow of the Lord, A pair of turtle doves, or two that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth young pigeons. Lu. ii. 22. 24. atter, for oxen or for sheep, or for wine, or 13 It is written.] See chap. ii. 5. This for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul cometh to pass that the world hated Jesus and desireth ; and thou shalt eat there before the his disciples), that the word might be fulfilled Lord thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou that is written in their law, They hated me and thine household. De. xiv, 24, 25, 26. without a cause. John xv. 25.

Doves.] And if the burnt sacrifice for his My house shall be called.] Thy testimonies ofering to the Lord be of fowls; then he shall are very sure: holiness becometh thine house) bring his offering of turtle doves, or of young O Lord for ever. Ps. xciii. 5. Every one pigeons. Le. i. 14. And if "he" (" who that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, Orings a trespass-offering), be not able to and taketh hold of my covenant, even them bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his will I bring to my holy mountain, and make trespass, which he hath committed, two turtle them joyful in my house of prayer: their doves, or two young pigeons, unto the Lord; burnt-offerings and their sacrifices shall be one for å sin-offering, and the other for å accepted upon mine altar, for mine house

shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of 14 thieves. And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple ; 15 and he healed them. And when the chief priests and Scribes saw

the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the

temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore 16 displeased, And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say?

shall be called an house of prayer for all will not see; but they shall see and be people. Is. lvi. 7.

ashamed, for their envy at the people; yes, Ye have made it a den of thieves.] Is this the fire of thine enemies shall devour them. house which is called by my name become a Is. xxvi. 11. And the Scribes and chief priests den of robbers in your eyes ? Behold, even heard "it" (" that Jesus cast out them that I have seen it, saith the Lord. Je. vii. 11. bought and sold in the temple"), and sought Is it not written, My house shall be called of how they might destroy him; but they feared all nations, the house of prayer ? But ye him, because the people were astonished at have made it a den of thieves. Mar. xi. 17. his doctrine. Mar. xi. 18. And some of the It is written, My house is the house of prayer, Pharisees from among the multitude said unto but ye have made it a den of thieves. Lue “him" (" Jesus"), Master, rebuke thy disxix. 46.

ciples. And he answered and said unto them, 14 The blind, &c.] See chap. ix. 35 ; xi. I tell you, that if these should hold their 4, 5. The eyes of the blind shall be opened, peace, the stones would immediately cry out. and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Lu. xix. 39, 40. On one of those days as he Is. xxxv. 5. Peter and John went up to taught the people in the temple, the chief gether into the temple at the hour of prayer, priests and the Scribes came upon him with the being the ninth hour. And a certain man, elders. Lu. xx. 1. And the chief priests and lame from his mother's womb, was carried, Scribes sought how they might kill him, for they whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple feared the people. And as soon as it was day, which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them the elders of the people, and the chief priests, that entered into the temple ; who, seeing and the Scribes, came together, and led him Peter and John about to go into the temple, (Jesus) into their council. Lu. xxii. 2 66. asked an alms. And Peter fastening his eyes Then gathered the chief priests and the upon him with John, said, Look on us. And Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive for this man doeth many miracles. If we let something of them. Then Peter said, Silver him thus alone, all men will believe on him; and gold have I none, but such as I have and the Romans shall come and take away give i thee. In the name of Jesus Christ of both our place and nation. And one of them, Nazareth, rise up and walk. And he took named Caiaphas, being the high priest that him by the right hand, and lifted him up, same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing and immediately his feet and ancle-bones at all, nor consider that it is expedient for us received strength. And he, leaping up, stood that one man should die for the people, and and walked, and entered with them into the that the whole nation perish not. John ri temple, walking, and leaping, and praising 47, 48, 49. Now both the chief priests and God. And all the people saw him walking Pharisees had given a commandment, that if and praising God. Ac. iii. 1-9. That word, any man knew where he were, he should I say, ye know, how God anointed Jesus of shew it, that they might take him. Jolun xi. Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with 57. The Pharisees therefore said among thempower; who went about doing good, and selves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing! healing all that were oppressed of the devil, Behold, the world is gone after him. Joka for God was with him. Ac. x. 38.

xii. 19. 15 When the chief priests, &c.] See verse Hosanna to the Son of David.] See kerse 9. 23. Then assembled together the chief priests, chap. xxii. 42. lath not the Scripture said, and the Scribes, and the elders of the people, that Christ cometh of the seed of David, and unto the palace of the high priest, who was out of the town of Bethlehem, where Darid called Caiaphas. Now the chief priests and was? John vii. 42. elders, and all the council, sought false wit- They were sore displeased.] But it displeased nesses against Jesus, to put him to death. Jonah exceedingly (at God's mercy to the Mat. xxvi. 3. 59. When the morning was Ninevites), and he was very angry. Jon. iv. I. come, all the chief priests and elders of the 16 Hearest thou what these say?] Sce people took counsel against Jesus to put him verse 15. What shall we do to these mea to death. But the chief priests and elders (said the Jewish council)? for that indeed a persuaded the multitude that they should ask notable miracle hath been done by them (PeBarabbas, and destroy Jesus. Mat. xxvii. 1. ter and John) is manifest to all them that 20. Lord, when thy hand is lifted up, they dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it,

And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise? And 17 he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there. Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he 18 hungered. And when he saw a fig-tree in the way, he came to 19 it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it,

But that it spread no further among the peo- but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the ple, let us straitly threaten them, that they table with him. Then took Mary a pound speak henceforth to no man in this name. of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and And they called them, and commanded them anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet not to speak at all, nor teach in the name of with her hair; and the house was filled with Jesus. Ac. iv. 16, 17, 18.

the odour of the ointment. John xii. 1, 2, 3. Have ye never read, &c.] See chap. xii. 3; 18 In the morning, &c.] And on the more xix. 4. As touching the resurrection of the row when they were come from Bethany, he dead, have ye not read that which was spoken was hungry; and seeing a fig-tree afar off, unto you by God ? Mat. xxii. 31. Have ye having leaves, he came, if haply he might never read what David did when he had find any thing thereon ; and when he came need, and was an hungred, he and they that to it, he found nothing but leaves, for the were with him? Mar. ii. 25.

time of figs was not yet. Mar, xi. 12, 13. Out of the mouth of babes, &c.] See chap. He hungered.] See chap. iv, 2; xii. I. xi. 25. Out of the mouth of babes and suck- Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost, returned lings bast thou ordained strength, because of from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into thine enemies, that thou mightest still the the wilderness, being forty days tempted of enery and avenger. Ps. viii. 2.

the devil. And in those days he did eat 17 He left them.] See chap. xvi. 4. Be nothing; and when they were ended he afterthou instructed, o Jerusalem, lest my soul ward hungered. Lu. iv. 1, 2. We have not depart from thee; lest I make thee desolate, an high priest which cannot be touched with a land not inhabited. Je. vi. 8. Though the feeling of our infirmities, but was in all they bring up their children, yet will I be- points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. reave them, that there shall not be a man left; He. iv. 15. yea, woe also to them when I depart from 19 And found nothing thereon.) When them. Ho. ix. 12. Jesus withdrew himself thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay with his disciples to the sea; and a great it, for he hath no pleasure in fools ; pay that multitude from Galilee followed him, and from which thou hast vowed. Better is it that thou Judea. Mar. iïi. 7. Then (when Jesus had shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest sent the devils into the herd of swine) the whole vow and not pay. Ec. v. 4, 5. Now also the multitude of the country of the Gadarenes axe is laid unto the root of the trees; every round about besought him to depart from tree therefore that bringeth not forth good them, for they were taken with great fear; fruit, is hewn down and cast into the fire. and he went up into the ship, and returned Lu. iii. 9. He spake also this parable; A back again. Now the man out of whom the certain man had a fig-tree planted in his devils were departed besought him that he vineyard, and he came and sought fruit might be with him; but Jesus sent him away. thereon, and found none. Then said he unto Lu. viii. 37, 38.

the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these Bethany.) And Jesus entered into Jeru- three years I come seeking fruit on this figsalem, and into the temple; and when he tree, and find none. Cut it down; why cumhad looked round about upon all things, and bereth it the ground? And he answering, now the eventide was come, he went out unto said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year Bethany with the twelve. And when even also, till I shall dig about it and dung it; and was come he went out of the city. Mar. if it bear fruit, well; and if not, then after xi. Il. 19. Now it came to pass as they that thou shalt cut it down. Lu. xiii. 6-9, went, that he entered into a certain village, Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he and a certain woman named Martha received taketh away; and every branch that beareth him into her house. Lu. x. 38. Now a cer- fruit, he purgeth it that it may bring forth tain man was sick, named Lazarus of Bethany, more fruit. If a man abide not in me, he is the town of Mary and her sister Martha. cast forth as a branch, and is withered, and Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about men gather them, and cast them into the fire, fifteen furlongs off. John xi. 1. 18. Then and they are burned. John xv. 2. 6. In the Jesus, six days before the passover, came to last days perilous times shall come; for men Bethany, where Lazarus was, which had been shall be lovers of their ownselves, having a dead, whom he raised from the dead. There form of godliness, but denying the power they made him a supper, and Martha served; thereof; from such turn away.' 2 Ti. iji. 5.

Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently 20 the fig-tree withered away. And when the disciples saw it, they

marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig-tree withered away! 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye

have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig-tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be

thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. 22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye 23 shall receive. And when he was come into the temple, the

Unto the pure all things are pure ; but unto 20 How soon is the fig-tree withered away.) them that are defiled, and unbelieving, is The voice (of him that crieth in the wilderness nothing pure; but even their mind and con- said, Cry: and he said, What shall I cry? science is defiled. They profess that they All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof know God, but in works they deny him, being is as the flower of the field. The grass abominable and disobedient, and unto every withereth, the flower fadeth, because the good work reprobate. Tit. i. 15, 16.

Spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it ; surely Let no fruit grow on thee, &c.] And Jesus the people is grass. The grass withereth, answered and said unto it (the fig-tree), No the fower fadeth, but the word of our God man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. Mar. shall stand for ever. 18. xl. 6, 7, 8. In the xi. 14. If thou (Jerusalem) hadst known, morning as they passed by, they saw the even thou, at least in this thy day, the things fig-tree dried up from the roots. And Peter, which belong unto thy peace; but now they calling to remembrance, saith unto him, Masare hid from thine eyes. For the days shall ter, behold the fig-tree which thou cursedst is come upon thee, that thine enemies sliall cast withered away. Mar. xi. 20, 21. Let the a trench about thee, and compass thee round, brother of low degree rejoice, in that he is and keep thee in on every side, and shall lay exalted; but the rich in that he is made low: thee even with the ground, and thy children because as the flower of the grass he shall within thee; and they shall not leave in thee pass away. For the sun is no sooner risen one stone upon another, because thou knewest with a burning heat, but it withereth the not the time of thy visitation. Lu. xix. 42, grass, and the flower thereof faileth, and the 43, 44. The earth which drinketh in the rain grace of the fashion of it perisheth. So also that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth shall the rich man fade away in his ways. herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, Ja. i. 10, 11. receiveth blessing from God. But that which 21 If ye have faith.] See chap. xvii. 20. beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is And (Abraham) being not weak in faith, be nigh unto cursing, whose end is to be burned. considered not his own body now dead, when He. vi. 7, 8. If after they have escaped the be was about an hundred years old, neither pollutions of the world through the knowledge yet the deadness of Sarah's womb : he stagof the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they gered not at the promise of God through unare again entangled therein and overcome, belief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to the latter end is worse with them than the God. Ro. iv. 19, 20. If any of you lack beginning. For it had been better for them wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to not to have known the way of righteousness, all men liberally, and upbraideth not, and it than after they have known it to turn from shall be given him. But let fiim ask in faith, the holy commandment delivered unto them. nothing wavering. Ja i. 5, 6. But it is happened unto them according to the Be thou removed.] See chap. viii. 12. true proverb, The dog is turned to his own 22 All things, whatsoever ye shall ask, &c.] vomit again, and the sow that was washed to See chap. vii. 7. 11; xviii. 19. Though he her wallowing in the mire. 2 Pe. ii. 20, 21, (the friend whose door was skut, and share 22. He that is unjust, let him be unjust children were with him in bed) will not rise still; and he which is filthy, let him be filthy and give him (his friend who came at midnight still; and he that is righteous, let him be to borrow three loaves), because he is his righteous still; and he that is holy, let him be friend, yet because of his importunity he will holy still. Re. xxii. 11.

rise and give him as many as he needeth. The fig-tree withered away.] These (false Lu. xi. 8. Confess your faults one to another, teachers) are spots in your feasts of charity, and pray one for another, that ye may be when they feast with you, feeding themselves healed. The effectual fervent prayer of : without fear; clouds they are without water, righteous man availeth much. Ja. v. 16. carried about of winds; trees whose fruit 23 When he was come into the temple.] As withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked he was walking in the temple, there came to up by the roots. Jude 12.

him the chief priests, and the Scribes, and the

chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things ? and who gave thee this authority? And Jesus answered 24 and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things. The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men ? 25 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?

elders, and say unto him, By what authority me. And they reasoned with themselves, doest thou these things ? Mar. xi. 27, 28. saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will He taught daily in the temple. But the chief say, Why then did ye not believe him? Mar. priests, and the Scribes, and the chief of the xi. 29, 30, 31. And his father, Zacharias, people, sought to destroy him, and could not was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophefind what they might do, for all the people sied, saying, Blessed be the Lord God of were very attentive to hear him. Lu. xix. Israel, for he hath visited and redeemed his 47, 48. It came to pass, that on one of those people; and hath raised up an horn of salvadays, as he taught the people in the temple, tion for us in the house of his servant David. and preached the Gospel, the chief priests And thou, child (John), shalt be called the and the Scribes came upon him, with the prophet of the Highest; for thou shalt go elders, and spake unto him, saying, Tell us before the face of the Lord to prepare his by what authority doest thou these things ? ways: to give knowledge of salvation unto his or who is he that gave thee this authority? people by the remission of their sins, through L. XX. 1, 2.

the tender mercy of our God, whereby the The chief priests and the elders.] Now day-spring from on high hath visited us; to these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron. give light to them that sit in darkness, and The sons of Aaron ; Nadab, and Abihu, Elea. in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into tar, and Ithamar, &c. &c. i Chr. xxiv. 1, 2, the way of peace. And the child (John) grew, &c.

and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the By what authority doest thou these things ?] desert till the day of his shewing unto Israel. Who made thee a prince and a judge over us Lu. i. 67, 68, 69. 76-80. Among those that (said the Hebrew to Moses)? intendest thou are born of women there is not a greater than to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian ? John the Baptist; but he that is least in the Ex. ii. 14. And when they had set them kingdom of God is greater than he. John (Peter and John) in the midst, they asked, the Baptist came neither eating bread nor By what power, or by what name have ye drinking wine, and ye say, He hath a devil. done this ? Ac. iv. 7. He that did his neigh- The Son of man is come eating and drinking, bour wrong, thrust “him” (Moses") away, and ye say, Behold, a gluttonous man, and a saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge wine-bibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. over us? Ac. vii. 27.

But wisdom is justified of all her children, 24 I also will ask you one thing.] See chap. X. Lu. vii. 28. 33, 34, 35. 16. Answer not a fool according to his folly, Why did ye not then believe him ?] They lest thou also be like unto him. Answer a reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in say, From heaven; he will say, Why then his own conceit. Pr. xxvi. 4, 5. I will ask believed ye him not? Lu. XX. 5. He that you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath believeth on “him" (" Jesus ") is not condays to do good, or to do evil ? to save life, demned; but he that believeth not is conor to destroy it? Lu. vi. 9. Let your speech demned already, because he hath not believed be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that in the name of the only begotten Son of God. ye may know how ye ought to answer every John iii. 18. Ye sent unto John (said Jesus man. Col. iv. 6.

unto the Jews), and he bare witness unto the 25 The baptism of John, whence was it?] truth. He was a burning and a shining light, See chap. ii. 1; xi. 7–15; xvii. 12, 13. It and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my his light; but I have greater witness than messenger before thy face which shall prepare that of John. John v. 33. 35, 36. How can thy way before thee. The voice of one cry- ye believe which receive honour one of anoing in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of ther, and seek not the honour that cometh the Lord, make his paths straight. Mar. i. from God only? Do not think that I will 2,3. I will also ask of you one question; accuse you to the Father ; there is one that and answer me, and I will tell you by what accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. authority I do these things. The baptism of For had ye believed Moses ye would have dohn, was it from heaven or of men ? answer believed me, for he wrote of me; but if ye

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