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35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, 36 tempting him, saying, Master, which is the great command. 37 ment in the law ? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord
should have been stoned); and when they the sabbath-day? Lu. xiv. 3. Bring Zema had brought them, they set them before the the lawyer, and Apollos on their journey & council; and the high priest asked them, gently, that nothing be wanting unto the saying, Did we not straitly command you Tit. iii. 13. that ye should not teach in this name? And Tempting him.] See verse 18. And the behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your Pharisees came to him, and asked him. ks doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood it lawful for a man to put away his wife! upon us. Ac. V. 24-28. And the same tempting him. Mar. X. 2. time there arose no small stir about that way; 36 Which is the great commandment. Som for a certain man named Demetrius, a silver chap. v. 19, 20; xv. 6. Woe unto you, Serie smith, which made silver shrines for Diana, and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye pay tittel brought no small gain unto the craftsmen, mint, and anise, and cummin, and be whom he called together with the workmen omitted the weightier matters of the bor, of the like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye judgment, mercy, and faith : these ought ye know that by this craft we have our wealth. have done, and not to leave the other Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at done. Ye blind guides, which strain Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this gnat and swallow a camel. Mat. Ex. Paul hath persuaded and turned away much 24. I have written to him (Ephrate) people, saying, that they be no gods which great things of my law; but they were cortal are made with hands : so that not only this as a strange thing. Ho. viii. 12 One of the our craft is in danger to be set at nought, Scribes came, and having heard them ressebut also that the temple of the great goddess ing together, and perceiving that he bar Diana should be despised, and her magnifi- answered them well, asked him, Which is the cence should be destroyed, whom all Asia first commandment of all? And Jesus answete and the world worshippeth. And when they him, The first of all the commandment is heard these sayings they were full of wrath, Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lart: and cried out saying, Great is Diana of the and thou shalt love the Lord 'thy God id Ephesians. Ac. xix. 23—28. Men of Israel, all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with help (cried the Jews which were of Asia): all thy mind, and with all thy strength. TE this is the man (Paul) that teacheth all men is the first commandment of all! And the every where against the people, and the law, second is like, namely, this, Thou shalt lone and this place : and further, brought Greeks thy neighbour as thyself; there is none other also into the temple, and hath polluted this commandment greater than these. And the holy place (for they had seen before with him Scribes said unto him, Well, Master, thon best in the city Trophimus an Ephesian, whom said the truth : for there is one God, and there they supposed that Paul had brought into the is none other but he. And to love him with temple). And all the city was moved, and all the heart, and with all the understanding the people ran together; and they took Paul and with all the soul, and with all the strength and drew him out of the temple : and forth- and to love his neighbour as himself, is with the doors were shut. Ac. xxi. 28, than all whole burnt offerings and set 29, 30.
fices. Mar. xii. 28-33. Woe unto me 35 A lawyer.] The Pharisees and lawyers Pharisees ! for ye tithe mint and rue, and a rejected the counsel of God against them- manner of herbs, and pass over judgment selves, being not baptized of him” (“ John"). and the love of God; these ought ye to be Lu. vii. 30. And behold, a certain lawyer done, and not to leave the other undone Is stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, xi. 42. what shall I do to inherit eternal life? Lu. 37. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God.) The x. 25. Then answered one of the lawyers, shalt love the Lord thy God with all this and said unto him, Master, thus saying (pro- heart, and with all thy soul, and with al by nouncing woe unto the Scribes and Pharisees), might. De. vi. 5. And now, Israel, a thou reproachest us also. And he said, Woe doth the Lord God require of thee, ber unto you also, ye lawyers; for ye lade men fear the Lord thy God, to walk in al with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye ways, and to love him, and to serve the La yourselves touch not the burdens with one of thy God with all thy heart, and with all the your fingers. Woe unto you, lawyers, for ye soul ? Da. X. 12. The Lord thy God? have taken away the key of knowledge: ye circumcise thine heart, and the heart of t entered not in yourselves, and them that were seed, to love the Lord thy God with all the entering in ye hindered. Lu. xi. 45, 46. 52. heart, and with all thy soul, that thou maye And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers live. De. XXX. 6. The first of all the ce and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on mandments is, Hear, O Israel, the Lord
thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy ra, mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second 38 is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these 89 two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. While 40
God is one Lord : and thou shalt love the thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all and wounded him, and departed, leaving him thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all half dead. And by chance there came down thy strength. This is the first commandment. a certain priest that way, and when he saw Mar. xii. 29, 30, Thou shalt love the Lord him, he passed by on the other side. And thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy likewise a Levite when he was at the place soul, and with all thy strength, and with all came and looked on him, and passed by on thy mind. LM. X. 27. The carnal mind is the other side ; but a certain Samaritan, as he enmity against God, for it is not subject to journeyed, came where he was; and when he the law of God, neither indeed can be. Ro. saw him he had compassion on him, and went viii. 7. This is the covenant that I will make to him and bound up his wounds, pouring in with them after these days, saith the Lord, oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in and brought him to an inn, and took care of their minds will I write them; and their sins him. And on the morrow, when he departed, and iniquities will I remember no more. He, he took out two pence, and gave them to the x. 16, 17. By this we know that we love the host, and said unto him, Take care of him : children of God, when we love God, and and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I keep his commandments. For this is the love come again I will repay thee; which now of of God, that we keep his commandments, and these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour his commandments are not grievous ; for unto him that fell among thieves ? And he whatsoever is born of God overcometh the said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said world; and this is the victory that overcometh Jesus unto him, Go and do thou likewise. Lu. the world, even our faith. Who is he that X. 29–37. Let every one of us please his overcometh the world, but he that believeth neighbour for his good to edification. Ro. xv. that Jesus is the Son of God? 1 John v. 2-5. 2. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do
39 Thou shalt love, &c.] Thou shalt love good unto all men, especially unto them who thy neighbour as thyself. Mat. xix. 19. Thou are of the household of faith. Ga. vi. 10. shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against 40 On these two, &c.] See chap. vii, 12. the children of thy people; but thou shalt The law was given by Moses, but grace and love thy neighbour as thyself. I am the truth came by Jesus Christ. John i. 17. We Lord Le. xix. 18. And the second (com- know that what things soever the law saith, mandment) is like the first), namely this, it saith to them who are under the law, that Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself; every mouth may be stopped, and all the world there is none other commandment greater may become guilty before God; therefore by than these. Mar. xii. 31. Thou shalt love the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with justified in his sight, for by the law is the all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and knowledge of sin ; but now the righteousness with all thy mind, and thy neighbour as thy- of God without the law is manifested, being self (said a certain lawyer to Jesus). And he witnessed by the law and the prophets. Ro. said unto him, Thou hast answered right, iii. 19, 20, 21. He that loveth another hath this do, and thou shalt live. Lu. x. 27, 28. fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not Thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt commit adultery, thou shalt not kill, thou not kill, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false bear false witness, thou shalt not covet; and witness, thou shalt not covet ; and if there be if there be any other commandment, it is any other commandment, it is briefly combriefly comprehended in this saying, namely, prehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. love thy neighbour as thyself. Ro. xiii. 8, 9, Love worketh no ill to his neighbour, there. Now the end of the commandment is charity, fore love is the fulfilling of the law. Ro. xiii. out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, 9, 10. All the law is fulfilled in one word, and of faith unfeigned. í Ti. i. 5. Beloved, even in this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour let us love one another, for love is of God, as thyself. Ga. v. 14. If ye fulfil the royal and every one that loveth is born of God, law according to the Scripture, Thou shalt and knoweth God. He that loveth not, love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well. knoweth not God; for God is love. In this Ja. ii. 8.
was manifested the love of God toward us, Neighbour as thyself.] Who is my neigh- because that God sent his only begotten Son bour (said the lawyer to Jesus)? And Jesus into the world, that we might live through answering said, À certain man went down him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be
41 the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, Saying, 42 What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, 43 The son of David. He saith unto them, How then doth David
the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God (said Thomas, having thrust his hand into the so loved us, we ought also to love one another. wounded side of his Master). John XX. 28. 1 John iv. 7-11. We loved him, because he Wherefore God hath highly exalted him first loved us; if a man say, I love God, and (" Christ"), and given him a name which is hateth his brother, he is a liar, for he that above every name : that at the name of Jesus loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, every knee should bow, of things in heaven, how can he love God whom he hath not and things in earth, and things under the seen? And this commandment have we from earth; and that every tongue should confess him, That he who loveth God, love his that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God, brother also. 1 John iv. 19, 20, 21. If ye the Father. Phi. ii. 9, 10, 11. What things fulfil the royal law, according to the Scripture, were gain to me, those I counted loss for
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye Christ; yea, doubtless, I count all things do well. Ja. ii. 8.
but loss for the excellency of the knowledge 41 The Pharisees were gathered, &c.] See of Christ Jesus my Lord; for whom I have verse xv. 34. Jesus answered and said, while suffered the loss of all things, and do count he taught in the temple, How say the Scribes, them but dung that I may win Christ, and be That Christ is the Son of David ? for David found in him, not having mine own rightehimself said, by the Holy Ghost, The Lord ousness, which is of the law, but that which said to my lord, Sit thou on my right hand is through the faith of Christ, the rightetill I make thine enemies thy footstool. ousness which is of God by faith; that I may David himself therefore calleth him Lord; know him, and the power of his resurrection, and whence is he then his son ? And the and the fellowship of his sufferings, being common people heard him gladly. Mar. xii. made conformable unto his death. Phi. iii. 35, 36, 37. How say they that Christ is 7-10. There is neither Greek, nor Jew, David's son ? And David himself saith in circumcision, nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, the book of Psalms, The Lord said unto my Scythian, bond nor free; but Christ is all and lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make in all. Col. ii. 11. The Lord is gracious, thine enemies thy footstool. David therefore to whom coming as unto a living stone, discalleth him lord : how is he then his son ? allowed, indeed, of men, but chosen of God, Lu. xx. 41-44.
and precious. Ye also, as lively stones, are 42 What think ye of Christ?] And when built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, "he" (" Herod") had gathered all the chief to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to priests and Scribes of the people together, he God, by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is demanded of them where Christ should be contained in the Scripture, Behold, I lay in born? And they said unto him, In Beth- Sion a chief corner--stone, elect, precious, and lehem of Judea ; for thus it is written by the he that believeth on him shall not be conprophet, And thou, Bethlehem, in the land founded. Unto you therefore which believe, of Judea, art not the least among the he is precious: but unto them which be disprinces of Juda ; for out of thee shall come a obedient, the stone which the builders disgovernor, that shall rule my people Israel. allowed, the same is made the head of the Mat. ii. 4, 5, 6. They that were in the ship corner. 1 Pe. ii. 3—7. Worthy is the Lamb (and who saw him walking on the sea) came that was slain (said the angels, &c., with and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou loud voice) to receive power, and riches, and art the Son of God. Mat. xiv. 33. When wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, Jesus came into the coasts of Cesarea Philippi, and blessing. And every creature which is in He asked his disciples, saying, Whom do heaven, and on the earth, and under the men say that I the Son of man am ? And earth, and such as are in the sea, and all they said, Some say that thou art John the that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, Baptist: some Elias; and others, Jeremias, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto But whom say ye that I am ? And Simon the Lamb, for ever and ever. And the four Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty the Son of the living God. Mat. xvi. 13-16. elders fell down and worshipped him that Rabbi (said Nathanael unto Jesus), thou art liveth for ever and ever. Re. v. 12, 13, 14. the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. The son of David.] See chap. i. 1 ; xxi. 9. John i. 39. Lord, to whom shall we go (said Hear ye now, O house of David, Is it a small Simon Peter)? Thou hast the words of eternal thing for you to weary men, but will ve life ; and we believe, and are sure that thou weary my God also ? Therefore the Lord art that Christ, the son of the living God. himself shall give you a sign ; behold, a John ví. 68, 69. My Lord, and my God virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and
in spirit call him Lord, saying, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit 44 thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool ?
shall call his name Immanuel. Is. vii. 13, Holy Ghost. 2 Pe. i. 21. And immediately 14. There shall come forth a Rod out of the (said Jolin) I was in the spirit, and behold, a stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the his roots; and the spirit of the Lord shall throne. Re. iv. 2. rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and 44 Lord said unto my Lord.] The Lord understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, said unto my lord, Sit thou at my right the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of hand until I make thine enemies thy footthe Lord ; and shall make him of quick stool. Ps. cx. 1. David is not ascended into understanding in the fear of the Lord : and the heavens, but he saith himself, The Lord he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, said unto my lord, Sit thou on my right neither reprove after the hearing of his ears; hand until I make thy foes thy footstool. Ac. but with righteousness shall he judge the ii. 34, 35. For he (Christ) must reign till poor, and reprove with equity for the meek he hath put all enemies under his feet. I Co. of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with xv. 25. “Who" (“the Son of God") being the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of the brightness of his glory, and the express his lips shall be slay the wicked. Is. xi. 1-4. image of his person, and upholding all things Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that by the word of his power, when he had, by I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, himself, purged our sins, sat down on the right and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall hand of the Majesty on high. But to which execute judgment and justice in the earth. of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my In bis days shall Judah be saved, and Israel right hand until I make thine enemies thy shall dwell safely; and this is his name footstool ? He. i. 3. 13. This man (Christ) whereby he shall be called, The Lord our after he had offered one sacrifice for sins, for Righteousness. Je. xxiii. 5, 6. And I will ever sat down on the right hand of God; set up one shepherd over them, and he shall from henceforth expecting till his enemies feed them, even my servant David: he shall be made his footstool. He. X. 12, 13. Let feed them, and he shall be their shepherd; us lay aside every weight, and the sin which and I the Lord will be their God, and my doth so easily beset us, and let us run with servant David a prince among them. I the patience the race that is set before us, looking Lord have spoken it. Ex. xxxiv. 23, 24. unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our
43 In spirit call him Lord.] The spirit of faith, who for the joy that was set before him the Lord spake by me (were the last words of endured the cross, despising the shame, and David), and his word was on my tongue. is set down at the right hand of the throne of 2 Sa. xxiii. 2. David himself said by the God. He. xii. 1, 2. Holy Ghost, the Lord said to my lord, Sit My Lord.] My Lord, and my God (said thou on my right hand till I make thine the convinced apostle Thomas). John xx. 28. enemies thy footstool. Mar. xii. 36. It was Paul unto the church which is at Corinth, revealed unto “him" ("Simeon") by the called to be saints, with all that in every Holy Ghost, that he should not see death place call upon the name of Jesus Christ, our before he had seen the Lord's Christ. And Lord, both theirs and ours. 1 Co. i. 2. Yea, he came by the Spirit into the temple, when doubtless, I count all things but loss for the the parents brought the child Jesus to do for excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus bim after the custom of the law. Lu. ii. 26, my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss 27. Men and brethren (said Peter), this of all things. Phi. iii. 8. Seripture must needs have been fulfilled, Till I make thine enemies.) And I will put which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David enmity between thee and the woman (said spake before concerning Judas, which was God to the Serpent), and between thy seed guide to them that took Jesus. Ac. i. 16. and her seed: it shall bruise thy head, and Therefore (David) being a prophet, and know. thou shalt bruise his heel, Ge. iii. 15. Ask ing that God had sworn with an oath to him, of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for that of the fruit of his loins, according to the thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt throne; he seeing this before, spake of the break them with a rod of iron, thou shalt resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. left in bell, neither his flesh did see cor- Ps. ii. 8, 9. Thou shalt make " them" ruption. Ac. ii. 30, 31, Wherefore, as the (“thine enemies") as a fiery oven in the time Holy Ghost saith (by David), To-day if ye of thine anger. The Lord shall swallow them will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour &c. He. iii. 7. For the prophecy came not them. . Ps. xxi. 8, 9. Who is this that in old time by the will of man; but holy cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from men of God spake as they were moved by the Bozrah? This that is glorious in his apparel,
45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? And no ma
travelling in the greatness of his strength ? not found written in the book of life, was eat I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save, into the lake of fire. Re. xx. 1, 2, 3. 11-15 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and 45 How is he his son ?) Jesus said und thy garments like him that treadeth in the them (the Jews), Verily, Ferily, I say unita winefat? I have trodden the winepress alone; you, before Abraham was I am. Join vi and of the people there was none with me; 58. Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called a for I will tread them in mine anger, and be an apostle, separated unto the Gospel trample them in my fury; and their blood God, concerning his Son Jesus Christ an shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I Lord, which was made of the seed of Dari will stain all my raiment. For the day of according to the flesh : and declared to be vengeance is in mine heart, and the year the Son of God with power, according to the of my redeemed is come. And I looked, Spirit of holiness by the resurrection from the and there was none to help ; and I wondered dead. Ro. i. 3, 4. I could wish that make that there was none to uphold: therefore were accursed from Christ for my breira mine own arm brought salvation unto me; who are Israelites; whose are the fathers, a. and my fury, it upheld me. And I will of whom, as concerning the flesh, Christen tread down the people in mine anger, and who is over all, God blessed for ever, Age make them drunk in my fury, and I will Ro. ix. 3,4,5. “ Who" (" Christ") being in bring down their strength to the earth. Is. form of God, thought it not robbery to be Ixiii. 1-6. But those mine enemies, which equal with God, but made himself du would not that I should reign over them, reputation, and took upon him the fora d bring hither, and slay them before me (said a servant, and was made in the likes: * the nobleman in the parable, who left money men; and being found in fashion as a me, with his servants to trade with). Lu. xix. he humbled himself, and became obedieu 27. And I saw the beast, and the kings of unto death, even the death of the cross, te the earth, and their armies gathered together ii. 6, 7, 8. Without controversy, great to make war against him that sat on the the mystery of godliness : God was mans horse, and against his army. And the beast in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, sees was taken, and with him the false prophet angels, preached unto the Gentiles, beliet that wrought miracles before him, with which on in the world, received up into glory. 11 he deceived them that had received the mark ii. 16. Forasmuch then as the children of the beast, and them that worshipped his partakers of flesh and blood, he also bind image ; these both were cast alive into a likewise took part of the same, that there lake of fire burning with brimstone. And death he might destroy him that had the remnant were slain with the sword of him power of death, that is, the devil. He il that sat upon the horse, which sword pro- I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify za ceeded out of his mouth; and all the fowls you these things in the churches. I am were filled with their flesh. Re. xix. 19, 20, 21. root and the offspring of David, and the And I saw an angel come down from heaven, bright and morning star. Re. xxii. 16 having the key of the bottomless pit, and a 46 No man was able to answer.) Sachs great chain in his hand ; and he laid hold on xxi. 27. They (Job's friends) were stata the dragon, that old serpent, which is the they answered no more; they left off speak Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand ing. When I had waited (for they sukce years, and cast him into the bottomless pit, not, but stood still, and answered no ICE and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, Job xxxii, 15, 16. Wherefore when I s that he should deceive the nations no more, (saith the Lord Jesus) was there non till the thousand years should be fulfilled, and When I called was there done to answer! after that he must be loosed a little season. my hand shortened at all, that it 2 And I saw a great white throne, and him that redeem ? or have I no power to detet sat on it, from whose face the earth and the Behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sel heaven fled away, and there was found no make the rivers a wilderness: their » place for them. And I saw the dead, small stinketh, because there is no water, and are and great, stand before God; and the books for thirst: I clothe the heavens with black were opened ; and another book was opened ness, and I make sackcloth their coret which is the book of life, and the dead were The Lord God hath given me the tongs judged of those things which were written in the learned, that I should know how to speak the books, according to their works. And a word in season to him that is wary, the sea gave up the dead which were in it; wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learns and death and hell delivered up the dead the Lord God hath opened mine ear, which were in them: and they were judged was not rebellious, neither turned away bas every man according to their works. And I gave my back to the smiters, and my che death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. to them that plucked off the hair; I bud This is the second death ; and whosoever was my face from shame and spitting: Bus