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spake unto him, saying, I am the God I say unto you, That except your of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, righteousness shall exceed the righand the God of Jacob ? He is not the teousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, God of the dead, but the God of the ye shall in no case enter into the kingliving : ye therefore do greatly err, dom of heaven, Matt. v. 19, 20, Woe Mark xii. 26, 27. Now that the dead unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hyare raised, even Moses shewed at the pocrites ! for ye pay tithe of mint and bush, when he calleth the Lord the anise and cummin, and have omitGod of Abraham, and the God of ted the weightier matters of the law, Isaac, and the God of Jacob. For he judgment, mercy, and faith : these is not a God of the dead, but of the ought ye to have done, and not to living: for all live unto him, Luke | leave the other undone. Ye blind xx. 37, 38.

guides, which strain at a gnat, and VER. 33.

swallow a camel, xxiii. 23, 24. I have Και ακούσαντες οι όχλοι, εξεπλήσσοντο

written to him the great things of

my law, but they were counted as a επί τη διδαχή αυτού. .

strange thing, Hos. viii. 12. And And a when the multitude heard this,

one of the Scribes came, and having they were astonished at his doctrine.

heard them reasoning together, and a See on chap. vii. ver. 28.

perceiving that he had answered them VER. 34.

well, asked him, Which is the first oi dè Dagıcałos, åxovo avteç öru idipaos commandment of all ? Mark xii. 28. τους Σαδδουκαίους, συνήχθησαν επί το αυτό:

VER. 37. But a when the Pharisees had heard

ο δε Ιησούς είπεν αυτώ· 'Aγαπήσεις that he had put the Sadducees to silence, | Κύριον τον Θεόν σου εν όλη τη καρδία σου, they were gathered together.

και εν όλη τη ψυχή σου, και εν όλη τη διαa And one of the Scribes came, and

νοία σου. . having heard them reasoning together,

Jesus said unto him, a Thou shalt love and perceiving that he had answered the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and them well, asked him, Which is the with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. first commandment of all ? Mark a And thou shalt love the LORD thy xii. 28.

God with all thine heart, and with all bSee on chap. xii. ver. 14.

thy soul, and with all thy might, Deut.

vi. 5. And now, Israel, what doth the VER. 35. Kal inngórnsey eis de avtãy vopuixos, fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all

LORD thy God require of thee, but to σειράζων αυτών, και λέγων·

his ways, and to love him, and to Then one of them, which was a a serve the Lord thy God with all thy Lawyer, asked him a question, b tempt- heart and with ail thy soul, X. 12. ing him, and saying,

And the LORD thy God will circuma And, behold, a certain Lawyer cise thine heart, and the heart of stood up, and tempted him, saying, thy seed, to love the LORD thy God Master, what shall I do to inherit eter. with all thine heart, and with all thy mal life? Luke x. 25.

soul, that thou mayest live, xxx. 6. b See on chap. xvi. ver. 1. clause 2. And Jesus answered him, The first VER. 36.

of all the commandments is, Hear 0 Διδάσκαλε, ποία εντολή μεγάλη εν τώ | Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord

Israel ; The Lord our God is one νόμω και ; Master, a which is the great command all thy soul, and with all thy mind,

thy God with all thy heart, and with ment in the law ?

and with all thy strength : this is the a Whosoever therefore shall break first commandment, Mark xii. 29, 30. one of these least commandments, And he answering said, Thou shalt and shall teach men so, he shall be love the Lord thy God with all thy called the least in the kingdom of heart, and with all thy soul, and with heaven : but whosoever shali do and all thy strength, and with all thy mind; teach them, the same shall be called and thy neighbour as thyself, Luke x. great in the kingdom of heaven. For | 27. Because the carnal mind is en:

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MATT. XXII. 37-40.

A. D. 33.

ber no more,


mity against God : for it is not sub- Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thy: ject to the law of God, neither indeed self, Gal. v. 14. If ye fulfil the royal can be, Rom. viii. 7. This is the law according to the Scripture, Thou covenant that I will make with them shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, after those days, saith the Lord, I will ye do well, Jam. ii. 8. put my laws into their hearts, and in b But he, willing to justify himself, their minds will I write them ; And said unto Jesus, And who is my neightheir sins and iniquities will I remem- bour? And Jesus answering said,

Heb. x. 16, 17. By this A certain man went down from Jeruwe know that we love the children of salem to Jericho, and fell among God, when we love God, and keep his thieves, which stripped him of his commandments. For this is the love raiment, and wounded him, and deof God, that we keep his command- parted, leaving him half dead. And ments : and his commandments are by chance there came down a certain not grievous. For whatsoever is born priest that way: and when he saw

God 'overcometh the world : and him, he passed by on the other side. this is the victory that overcometh And likewise a Levite, when he was the world, even our faith. Who is he at the place, came and looked on him, that overcometh the world, but he that and passed by on the other side. believeth that Jesus is the Son of But a certain Samaritan, as he jourGod? 1 John v. 2-5.

neyed, came where he was : and when VER. 38.

he saw him, he had compassion on

him. And went to him, and bound up Αύτη εστί πρώτη και μεγάλη εντολή. .

his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, This is the first and great command- and set him on his own beast, and

brought him to an inn, and took care VER. 39.

of him. And on the morrow when he Δευτέρα δε ομοία αυτή. Αγαπήσεις τον departed, he took out twopence and πλησίον σου ως σεαυτόν. .

gave them to the host, and said unto

him, Take care of him ; and whatso And the second is like unto it, a Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

ever thou spendest more, when I

come again, I will repay thee. Which a Honour thy father and thy mother: now of these three, thinkest thou, was and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as neighbour unto him that fell among thyself, Matt. xix. 19. Thou shalt not the thieves ? And he said, He that avenge, nor bear any grudge against shewed mercy on him. Then said the children of thy people, but thou Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likeshalt love thy neighbour as thyself: wise, Luke x. 29–37. I am the Lord, Lev. xix. 18. And one of us please his neighbour for his the second is like, namely this, Thou good to edification, Rom. xv. 2. As shalt love thy neighbour as thyself

. we have therefore opportunity, let us There is none other commandment do good unto all men, especially unto greater than these, Mark xii. 31. them who are of the household of And he answering said, Thou shalt faith, Gal. vi. 10. love_thy neighbour as thyself. And

VER. 40. he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live,

'Εν ταύταις ταϊς δυσιν εντολαΐς όλος ο For this, Thou ghalt νόμος και οι προφήται κρέμανται. not commit adultery, Thou shalt not

On a these two commandments hang kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt all the Law and the Prophets. not bear false witness, Thou shalt not a Therefore all things whatsoever covet; and if there be any other com

ye would that men should do to you, mandment, it is briefly comprehend do ye even so to them : for this is the ed in this saying,

namely, Thou

shalt Law and the Prophets, Matt. vii. 12. love thy neighbour as thyself. Love Now the end of the commandment

is worketh no ill to his neighbour: there- charity out of a pure heart, and of a fore love is the fulfilling of the law, good conscience, and of faith unfeignRom. xiii, 9, 10. For all the law is ed, 1 Tim.i. 5. Beloved, let us love fulfilled in one word, even in this ; l one another: for love is of God ; and

Let every

Luke x. 27, 28.

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MATT. XXII. 40-44.

A. D. 33.

every one that loveth is born of God,

VER. 44. and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is

Είπεν ο Κύριος τω Κυρίω μου: Κάθου έκ love. In this was manifested the love | δεξιών μου, έως αν θα τους εχθρούς σου of God toward us, because that God TOTódov Tāv wodãy sou. sent his only begotten Son into the

The a LORD said unto b my Lord, Sit world, that we might live through thou on my right hand, ctill I make him. Herein is love, not that we

thine enemies thy footstool? loved God, but that he loved us, and a The LORD said unto my Lord, sent his Son to be the propitiation for Sit thou at my right hand, until I our sins. Beloved, if God so loved make thine enemies thy footstool, us, we ought also to love one another, Psal. cx.1. For David himself said 1 John iv. 7-11. We love him, be- by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to cause he first loved us.

If a man

my Lord, Šit thou on my right hand, say, I love God, and hateth his bro- till I make thine enemies thy footther, he is a liar : for he that loveth | stool, Mark xii. 36. For David is not his brother whom he hath seen, not ascended into the heavens : but how can he love God whom he hath he saith himself, The LORD said unto not seen? And this commandment my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, have we from him, That he who loveth Acts ii. 34. For he must reign, till be God love his brother also, 19-21. hath put all enemies under his feet, VER. 41.

1 Cor. xv. 25. Who being the brightΣυνηγμένων δε των Φαρισαίων, επηρώτη- image of his person, and upholding all

ness of his glory, and the express σεν αυτούς ο Ιησούς, λέγων·

things by the word of his power, While the Pharisees were gathered when he had by himself purged our together, Jesus asked them,

sins, sat down on the right hand of VER. 42.

the Majesty on high, Heb.iii. 3. But to which of the

said he at Τί υμϊν δοκεϊ σερί του Χριστού και τίνος υλος έστι; Λέγουσιν αυτώ, του Δαβίδ.

any time, Sit on my right hand, until

I make thine enemies thy footstool? Saying, a What think ye of Christ? | 13. But this man, after he had ofwhose Son is he ? b They say unto him, fered one sacrifice for sins, for ever The Son of David.

sat down on the right hand of God; a When Jesus came into the coasts From henceforth expecting till his of Cæsarea Philippi, he asked his dis- enemies be made his footstool, X. 12, ciples, saying, Whom do men say 13. Looking unto Jesus the author that I the Son of man am? And they and finisher of our faith ; who for the said, Some say that thou art John the joy that was set before him endured Baptist: some, Elias ; and others, the cross, despising the shame, and is Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He set down at the right hand of the saith unto them, But whom say ye throne of God, xii. 2. that I am ? And Simon Peter an- b And Thomas answered and said swered and said, Thou art the Christ, unto him, My Lord and my God, the Son of the living God. And Je- John xx. 28. Unto the church of sus answered and said unto him, God which is at Corinth, to them that Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona : are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called for flesh and blood hath not revealed to be saints, with all that in every it unto thee, but my Father which is, place call upon the name of Jesus in heaven, Matt. xvi. 13-17. Christ our Lord, both their's and our's, b See on chap. i. ver. 1. clause 2. 1 Cor. i. 2. Yea doubtless, and I VER. 43.

count all things but loss for the ex. Λέγει αυτούς. Πώς oύν Δαβίδ εν ανεύ- cellency of the knowledge of Christ ματι Κύριον αυτόν καλεί λέγων, ,

Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suf

fered the loss of all things, and do He saith unto them, How then doth David a in spirit call him Lord, say- Christ, Phil. üi. 8.

count them but dung, that I may win ing,

c And I will put enmity between a See on chap. X. ver. 20. clause 1. I thee and the woman, and between

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MATT. XXII. 44, 45.

A. D. 33. thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise 21. And I saw an angel come down thy head, and thou shalt bruise his from heaven, having the key of the heel, Gen. iii. 15. Ask of me, and bottomless pit and a great chain in I shall give thee the heathen for thine his hand. And he wid hold on the inheritance, and the uttermost parts dragon, that old serpent, which is the of the earth for thy possession. Thou Devil, and Satan, and bound him a shalt break them with a rod of iron, thousand years. And cast him into thou shalt dash them in pieces like a the bottomless pit, and shut him up, potter's vessel, Psal. ii. 8,9. Thou and set a seal upon him, that he shalt make them as a fiery oven in should deceive the nations no more, the time of thine anger : the Lord till the thousand years should be fulshall swallow them up in his wrath, filled : and after that he must be and the fire shall devour them, xxi. loosed a little season, xx. 1-3. And 9. Who is this that cometh from I saw a great white throne, and him Edom, with dyed garments from Boz- that sat on it, from whose face the rah? this that is glorious, in his ap- earth and heaven filed away; and parel, travelling in the greatness of there was found no place for them. his strength? I that speak in righ And I saw the dead, small and great, teousness, mighty to save. Wherefore stand before God; and the books art thou red in thine apparel, and thy were opened: and another book was garments like him that treadeth in opened, which is the book of life : and the winefat? I have trodden the the dead were judged out of those winepress alone ; and of the people things which were written in the there was none with me: for I will books, according to their works. And tread them in mine anger, and tram- the sea gave up the dead which were ple them in my fury; and their blood in it; and death and hell delivered up shall be sprinkled upon my garments, the dead which were in them: and and I will stain all my raiment. For they were judged every man accordthe day of vengeance is in mine heart, ing to their works. Ănd death and and the year of my redeemed is come. hell were cast into the lake of fire. And I looked, and there was none to This is the second death. And whohelp; and I wondered that there was soever was not found written in the none to uphold: therefore mine own book of life was cast into the lake of arm brought salvation unto me; and fire, 11-15. my fury, it upheld me. And I will

VER. 45. tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, viós aŭtoŰ Écti;

Ει ούν Δαβίδ καλεί αυτόν Κύριον, πώς and I will bring down their strength to the earth, Isa. lxiii. 146. But

If David then a call him Lord, how those mine enemies, which would not is he his son ? that I should reign over them, bring

a Jesus said unto them, Verily, vehither, and slay them before me, Luke rily, I say unto you, Before Abraham xix. 27. And I saw the beast, and was, I am, John viii. 58. Concerning Ithe kings of the earth, and their ar- his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which mies, gathered together to make war was made of the seed of David acagainst him that sat on the horse, cording to the flesh ; And declared to and against his army. And the beast be the Son of God with power, acwas taken, and with him the false cording to the Spirit of holiness, by prophet that wrought miracles before the resurrection from the dead, Rom. him, with which he deceived them i. 3, 4. Whose are the fathers, and of that had received the mark of the whom as concerning the filesh Christ beast, and them that worshipped his came, who is over all, God blessed for image. These both were cast alive ever. Amen, ix. 5. Who, being in into a lake of fire burning with brim- the form of God, thought it not robstone. And the remnant were slain bery to be equal with God: But made with the sword of him that sat upon himself of no reputation, and took upthe horse, which sword proceeded out on him the form of a servant, and was of his mouth : and all the fowls were made in the likeness of men : And filled with their flesh, Rev. xix. 19 being found in fashion as a man, he

A. D. 33.

MATT. XXII. 45, 46.-XXIII. 1—3. A. D. 33. humbled himself, and became obedi- | Jesus was left alone, and the woman ent unto death, even the death of the standing in the midst, John viii. 7–9. cross, Phil. ii. 6-8.

And without And beholding the man which was controversy great is the mystery of healed standing with them, they could godliness : God was manifest in the say nothing against it, Acts iv. 14. flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of

CHAP. XXIII.-VER. 1. angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received

Τότε ο Ιησούς ελάλησε τους όχλοις και up into glory, 1 Tim. ii. 16. For: Tois palntaīs autoū, asmuch then as the children are Then spake Jesus a to the multitude, partakers of flesh and blood, he also and to his disciples, himself likewise took part of the same; a See on chap. iv. ver. 25. clause 1. that through death he might destroy

VER. 2. him that had the power of death, that is, the devil, Heb. ii. 14. . Jesus ésáliday of reapepatais nad of Deptoaños


Λέγων· 'Επί της Μωσέως καθέδρας have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I Saying, a The Scribes band the Phariam the root and the offspring of Da

sees sit in Moses' seat : vid, and the bright and morning star, a See on chap. ii. ver. 4. clause 2. Rev. xxii. 16.

b See on chap. iii. ver.7. clause 1. VER. 46.

VER. 3. Και ουδείς εδύνατο αυτό αποκριθήναι λό

Πάντα ούν όσα αν είπωσιν υμϊν τηρείν, , γον» ουδε ετόλμησέ τις απ' εκείνης της ημέ- τηρείτε και ποιείτε κατά δε τα έργα ρας επερωτήσαι αυτόν ουκέτι. .

αυτών μη ποιείτε λέγουσι γαρ, και ου And a no mun was able to answer him a

ποιούσι. . word, neither durst any man from that All therefore a whatsoever they bid you day forth ask him any more questions. observe, that observe and do; b but do a And they answered Jesus, and

not ye after their works : <for they say, said, We cannot tell. And he said and do not. unto them, Neither tell I you by what

a Hearken now unto my voice, I authority I do these things, Matt. will give thee counsel, and God shall xxi. 27. They were amazed, they an- be with thee: be thou for the people swered no more : they left off speak- to God-ward, that thou mayest bring ing: When I had waited, (for they the causes unto God: And thou shalt spake not, but stood still, and an teach them ordinances and laws, and swered no more), Job. xxxii. 15, 16. shalt shew them the way wherein they And when Jesus saw that he answer- must walk, and the work that they ed discreetly, he said unto him, Thou must do, Exod. xviii. 19, 20. Behold, art not far from the kingdom of God. I have taught you statutes and judg, And no man after that durst ask him ments, even as the LORD my God any question, Mark xii. 34. And when commanded me, that ye should do so he had said these things, all his adver- in the land whither ye go to possess saries were ashamed: and all the it, Deut. iv. 5. Go thou near, and hear people rejoiced for all the glorious all that the LORD our God shall say: things that were done by him, Luke and speak thou unto us all that the xiii. 17. And they could not answer LORD our God shall speak unto thee; him again to these things, xiv. 6. And and we will hear it, and do it, v. 27. after that they durst not ask him any And thou shalt come unto the priests question at all, xx. 40. So when they the Levites, and unto the Judge that continued asking him, he lifted up shall be in those days, and enquire ; himself, and said unto them, He that and they shall shew thee the sentence is without sin among you, let him

of judgment: And thou shalt do acfirst cast a stone at her. And again

cording to the sentence, which they of he stooped down, and wrote on the

that place which the LORD shall ground. And they which heard it, be choose shall shew thee; and thou ing convicted by their own conscience, shalt observe to do acccording to all went out one by one, beginning at that they inform thee; According to the eldest, even unto the last; and the sentence of the law which they

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