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MATT. xxi. 3-5.

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shall teach thee, and according to Gάστακτα, και επιτιθέασιν επί τους
the judgment which they shall tell ώμους των ανθρώπων: τω δε δακτύλω αυ-
thee, thou shalt do: thou shalt not räv oŮ Sécuri xuñoat autá.
decline from the sentence which they

For a they bind heavy burdens and shall shew thee, to the right hand, nor grievous to be borne, and lay them on to the left, xvii. 9–11. Also in Judah

men's shoulders; but they themselves will the hand of God was to give them one

not move them with one of their fingers. heart to do the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word a Woe unto you, Scribes and Phaof the LORD, 2 Chron. xxx. 12. Let risees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe every soul be subject unto the higher of mint and anise and cummin, and powers.

For there is no power but have omitted the weightier matters of the powers that be are or

the law, judgment, mercy, and faith : dained of God, Rom. xiii. 1.

these ought ye to have done, and not b See on chap. v. ver. 20. clause 1.

to leave the other undone, ver. 23. And he came to the second, and Come unto me, all ye that labour and said likewise. And he answered and are heavy laden, and I will give you said, I go, sir: and went not, Matt. xxi. rest. Take my yoke upon you, and 30; But unto the wicked God saith, learn of me; for I am meek and lowWhat hast thou to do to declare my ly in heart: and ye shall find rest

or that thou shouldest take unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, my covenant in thy mouth? Seeing and my burden is light, xi. 28–30. thou hatest instruction, and castest And he said, Woe unto you also, ye my words behind thee. When thou Lawyers ! for ye lade men with bursawest a thief, then thou consentedst dens grievous to be borne, and ye with him, and hast been partaker yourselves touch not the burdens with with adulterers.

Thou givest thy one of your fingers, Luke xi. 46. Now mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth therefore why tempt ye God, to put a deceit.

Thou sittest and speakest yoke upon the neck of the disciples, against thy brother; thou slanderest which neither our fathers nor we were thine own mother's son, Psal. 1. 16– able to bear? Acts xv. 10. For it 20; And art confident that thou thy- seemed good to the Holy Ghost

, and self art a guide of the blind, a light of to us, to lay upon you

no greater burthem which are in darkness, An in- den than these necessary things, 28. structor of the foolish, a teacher of

VER. 5. babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law. το θεαθήναι τούς ανθρώπους. Πλατύνουσι δε

Πάντα δε τα έργα αυτών ποιούσι προς Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou rà spácneda tõv ipariwr aitāv.

τα φυλακτήρια αυτών, και μεγαλύνουσι that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? Thou that sayest a

But a all their works they do for to be man should not commit adultery,

seen of men: bthey make broad their abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sadobt thou commit adultery thouthat phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of

their garments, crilege ? - Thou' that makest thy boast

a See on chap. v. ver. 20. clause 1. of the law, through breaking the law

b And thou shalt bind them for a name of God is blasphemed among be as frontlets between thine eyes,

For the sign upon thine hand, and they shall the Gentiles through you, as it is writ- Deut. vi. 8, Let not mercy and truth of godliness, but denying the power neck; write them upon the table of thereof: from such turn away, 2 Tim. | thine heart, Prov. iii. 3. Bind them God; but in works they deny him, them about thy neck. When thou

They profess that they know continually upon thine heart, and tie being abominable, and disobedient, goest, it shall lead thee; when thou and unto every good work reprobate, sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when

thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. VER. 4.

For the commandment is a lamp; and A peúovos pàs $optia Bagéa nai duo- the law is light; and reproofs of in

dishonourest thou God?

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Υμείς δε μή κληθήτε Ραββί· είς γάρ VER. 6.

έστιν υμών και καθηγητής, ο Χριστός σάνΦιλούσί τε την πρωτοκλισίαν εν τοις δείπ- τες δε υμείς αδελφοί έστε. . νοις, και τας πρωτοκαθεδρίας εν ταίς But a be not ye called Rabbi: for συναγωγαίς, ,

one is your Master, even Christ; and And a love the uppermost rooms at

call ye are brethren. feasts, und the chief seats in the syna.

a Neither be ye called masters:

is gogues.

your master, even Christ,

ver. 10. Not for that we have do. a And he said unto her, What wilt minion over your faith, but are helpthou ? She saith unto him, Grant that ers of your joy: for by faith ye stand, these my two sons may sit, the one 2 Cor. i. 24. For we preach not our on thy right hand, and the other on

selves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and the left, in thy kingdom, Matt. xx. 21.

ourselves your servants for Jesus' Put not forth thyself in the presence sake, iv. 5. My brethren, be not of the king, and stand not in the place many masters, knowing that we shall of great men : For better it is that it receive the greater condemnation, be said unto thee, Come up hither; Jam. iii. 1. Neither as being lords than that thou shouldest be put lower

over God's heritage, but being ensamin the presence of the prince whom ples to the flock, 1 Pet. v. 3. thine eyes have seen, Prov. xxv. 6, 7.

b It is enough for the disciple that And he said unto them in his doctrine, he be as his master, and the servant as Beware of the Scribes, which love to his lord. If they have called the masgo in long clothing, and love saluta

ter of the house Beelzebub, how much tions in the marketplaces, And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the hold ? Matt. x. 25.

more shall they call them of his house

While he yet uppermost rooms at feasts, Mark xii. spake, behold, a bright cloud over38, 39. Woe unto you, Pharisees! shadowed them : and behold a voice for ye love the uppermost seats in the

out of the cloud, which said, This is synagogues, and greetings in the markets, Luke xi. 43. And he put forth my beloved Son, in whom I am well

pleased; hear ye him, xvii. 5. And a parable to those which were bid forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, den, when he marked how they chose Hail, Master; and kissed him, xxvi. out the chief rooms; saying unto

49. Ye call me Master and Lord : them, xiv. 7. Beware of the Scribes, and ye say well; for so I am.

If I which desire to walk in long robes, then, your Lord and Master, have and love greetings in the markets, and washed your feet; ye also ought to the highest seats in the synagogues, wash one another's feet, John xiii. and the chief rooms at feasts; Which 13, 14. For to this end Christ both devour widow's houses, and for a shew died, and rose, and revived, that he make long prayers : the same shall might be Lord both of the dead and receive greater damnation, xx. 46, 47. living. But why dost thou judge thy Be kindly affectioned one to another brother? or why dost thou set at with brotherly love; in honour pre- nought thy brother? for we shall all ferring one another, Rom. xii. 10.

stand before the judgment seat of I wrote unto the Church : but Diotre- Christ, Rom. xiv. 9, 1o. Now this phes, who loveth to have the preemi. I

say,

that nence among them, receiveth us not,

every one of you saith, I

am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I 3 John 9.

of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ VER. 7.

divided ? was Paul crucified for you? Και τους ασπασμούς εν ταίς αγοραίς, or were ye baptized in the name of rai naneīcba. ÜTÒ rõv år@gcmwv, Pabbi, Paul? 1 Cor. i. 12, 13. For ye are “Ραββί.

yet carnal: for whereas there is among And greetings in the markets, and to

you envying, and strife, and divisions,

are ye not camal, and walk as men? be called of men, a Rabbi, Rahbi.

For while one saith, I am of Paul ; a See on John i. ver. 38. clause 1. and another, I am of Apollos; are ye

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not carnal ? Who then is Paul, and And whosoever shall exalt himself shall
who is Apollos, but ministers by whom be abased ; and a he that shall humble
ye believed, even as the Lord gave to. himself shall be exalted.
every man? iii. 3–5.

a Blessed are the poor in spirit: for c But I have prayed for thee, that their’s is the kingdom of heaven, thy faith fail not: and when thou art Matt. v. 3. Whosoever therefore shall converted, strengthen thy brethren, humble himself as this little child, the Luke xxii. 32. Of whom the whole

same is greatest in the kingdom of fainily in heaven and earth is named, heaven, xviii. 4. When men are cast Eph. iii. 15. Paul, an apostle of Je- down, then thou shalt say, There is sus Christ by the will of God, and lifting up; and he shall save the humTimotheus our brother, To the saints ble person, Job xxii. 29. Though the and faithful brethren in Christ which Lord be high, yet hath he respect unare at Colosse: Grace be unto you, to the lowly: but the proud he knowand peace, from God our Father and eth afar off

, Psal. cxxxviii. 6. The the Lord Jesus Christ, Col. i. 1, 2. I fear of the LORD is the instruction of John, who also am your brother, and wisdom; and before honour is humicompanion in tribulation, and in the lity, Prov. xv. 33. Pride goeth before kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, destruction, and an haughty spirit bewas in the isle that is called Patmos, fore a fall. Better it is to be of an for the word of God, and for the tes- humble spirit with the lowly, than timony of Jesus Christ, Rev. i. 9.

to divide the spoil with the proud, And I fell at his feet to worship him. xvi. 18. A man's pride shall bring And he said unto me, See thou it him low: but honour shall uphold the not: I am thy fellowservant, and of humble in spirit, xxix. 23. "For thus thy brethren that have the testimony saith the high and lofty One that inof Jesus : worship God: for the tes- habiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; timony of Jesus is the spirit of pro- I dwell in the high and holy place, phecy, xix. 10. Then saith he unto with him also that is of a contrite me, See thou do it not: for I am thy and humble spirit, to revive the spirit fellowservant, and of thy brethren of the humble, and to revive the heart the prophets, and of them which keep of the contrite ones, Isa. lvii. 15. the sayings of this book: worship Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and God, xxii. 9.

extol and honour the King of heaven, VER.9.

all whose works are truth, and his Και πατέρα μή καλέσητε υμών επί της ways judgment: and those that walk γής: είς γάρ έστιν ο πατήρ υμών, και εν τοις | in pride he is able to abase, Dan. iv. ουρανούς. .

37. He hath shewed strength with And call no man your father upon the his arm; he hath scattered the proud earth: a for one is your Father, which in the imagination of their hearts. is in heaven.

He hath put down the mighty from a See on chap. v. ver. 16. clauses their seats, and exalted them of 3, 4.

low degree, Luke i. 51, 52. For whoVER. 10.

soever exalteth himself shall be abasMndè xan@öre xaonyntal, sis yap ipeão shall be exalted, xiv. 11. And the

ed; and he that humbleth himself έστιν ο καθηγητής, ο Χριστός. Neither be ye called masters : for one

Publican, standing afar off, would not is your master, even Christ.

lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven,

but smote upon his breast, saying, God VER. 11.

be merciful to me a sinner, xviii. 13. 'o dè uercer üpeão, čorao ipeão dsáxcvos. But he giveth more grace. Where

But a he that is greatest among you fore he saith, God resisteth the proud, shall be your servant.

but giveth grace unto the humble, Jam. a See on chap. xx. verses 26, 27.

iv. 6. Neither as being lords over VER. 12.

God's heritage, but being ensamples “Οστις δε υψώσει εαυτόν, ταπεινωθήσε

to the flock, 1 Pet. v. 3.
ται» και όστις ταπεινώσει εαυτόν, υψωθή-

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υποκριται ότι κατεσθίετε τας οικίας των | for the wrath is come upon them to xempôv, xai ogopáoet uaxçà gote XÓMevos" theuttermost, 1 Thess. ii. 15, 16. Now δια τούτο λήψεσθε περισσότερον κρίμα. as Jannes and Jambres withstood

But woe unto you, Scribes and Pha- Moses, so do these also resist the risees, hypocrites! a for ye shut up the truth : men of corrupt minds, reprokingdom of heaven against men : for ye bate concerning the faith, 2 Tim. ii. 8. neither go in yourselves, neither suffer

VER. 14. ye them that are entering to go in. a Whether of them twain did the | υποκριται ότι κλείετε την βασιλείαν των

Ουαί υμίν, Γραμματείς και Φαρισαίοι, will of his father! They say unto him, ουρανών έμπροσθεν των ανθρώπων υμείς The first. Jesus saith unto them, våg oux eis épxeobe, oudè torg cicesxoméVerily I say unto you, That the Publicans and the harlots go into the

νους αφίετε εισελθεϊν. kingdom of God before you. For John

Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, came unto you in the way of righte- hypocrites! a for ye devour widows' houses, ousness, and ye believed him not : but and for a pretence make long prayer : the Publicans and the harlots believ- b therefore ye shall receive the greater ed him : and ye, when ye had seen it,

damnation. repented not afterward, that ye might

a Ye shall not afflict any widow, or believe him, Matt. xxi. 31,32. Woe fatherless child. If thou 'afflict them unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken in any wise, and they cry at all unto away the key of knowledge: ye enter me, I will surely hear their cry; And not in yourselves, and them that were my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill entering in ye hindered, Luke xi. 52. you with the sword; and your wives These words spake his parents, because shall be widows, and your children fathey feared the Jews: for the Jews therless, Exod. xxii. 22–24. If I have had agreed already, that if any man withheld the poor from their desire, did confess that he was Christ, he or have caused the eyes of the widow should be put out of the synagogue, to fail ; Or have eaten my morsel myJohn ix. 22. Then again called they self alone, and the fatherless hath the man that was blind, and said unto not eaten thereof; (For from my youth him, Give God the praise : we know he was brought up with me, as with a that this man is a sinner, 24. They Father, and I have guided her from answered and said unto him, Thou my mother's womb;) If I have seen wast altogether born in sins, and dost any perish for want of clothing, or any thou teach us? And they cast him out, poor without covering ; If his loins 34.

But that it spread no further have not blessed me, and if he were among the people, let us straitlythreat- not warmed with the fleece of my en them, that they speak henceforth sheep;—Then let mine arm fall from to no man in this name. And they my shoulderblade; and mine arm be called them, and commanded them broken from the bone, xxxi. 16–22. not to speak at ali nor teach in the Which devour widows' houses, and for name of Jesus, Acts iv. 17, 18. Say- a pretence make long prayers : these ing, Did not we straitly command shall receive greater damnation, Mark you that ye should not teach in this xii. 40. For of this sort are they which name? and, behold, ye have filled Je-creep into houses, and lead captive rusalem with your doctrine, and intend silly women laden with sins, led away to bring this man's blood upon us, with divers lusts, 2 Tim. ji. 6. For v. 28. And to him they agreed: and there are many unruly and vain talkers when they had called the apostles, and and deceivers, specially they of the beaten them, they commanded that circumcision: Whose mouths must be they should not speak in the name of stopped, who subvert whole houses, Jesus, and let them go, 40. Who teaching things which they ought not, both killed the Lord Jesus, and their for filthy lucre's sake, Tit. i. 10, 11. own prophets, and have persecuted us; Having eyes full of adultery, and that and they please not God, and are con- cannot cease from sin ; beguiling untrary to all men: Forbidding us to stable souls: an heart they have exspeak to the Gentiles that they might ercised with covetous practices ; cursbe saved, to fill up their sins alway: led children : Whicho have forsaken

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the right way, and are gone astray, sought to bring them out to the people. following the way of Balaam the son And when they found them not, they of Bosor, who loved the wages of un

drew Jason and certain brethren unto righteousness, 2 Pet. ii. 14, 15. the rulers of the city, crying, These

Ye serpents, ye generation of vi- that have turned the world upside pers, how can ye escape the damna- down are come hither also, xvii. 5,6. tion of hell ? ver. 33. But I say But when the Jews of Thessalonica unto you, That it shall be more had knowledge that the word of God tolerable for the land of Sodom in the was preached of Paul at Berea, they day of judgment, than for thee, xi. 24. came thither also, and stirred up the But he that knew not, and did com- people, 13. mit things worthy of stripes, shall be

VER. 16. beaten with few stripes. For unto Ουαί υμίν, οδηγοί τυφλοί, οι λέγοντες: whomsoever much is given, of him "Os av ópósn čv toð vaậ, oudév ÉOTI ôs do shall be much required: and to whom | αν ομόση εν τω χρυσή του ναού, οφείλει. men have committed much, of him they Woe unto you, a ye blind guides, which will ask the more, Luke xii. 48. My say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, brethren, be not many masters, know- bit is nothing; but whosoever shall swear ing that we shall receive the greater by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! condemnation, Jam. iii. 1. And a Ye fools and blind : for whether through covetousness shall they with is greater, the gold, or the temple feigned words make merchandise of that sanctifieth the gold? ver. 17. you: whose judgment now of a long Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first time lingereth not, and their damna- that which is within the cup and plat. tion slumbereth not, 2 Pet. ii. 3. ter, that the outside of them may be VER. 15.

clean also, 26. Let them alone : they

be blind leaders of the blind. And if Ουαί υμίν, Γραμματείς και Φαρισαίοι, the blind lead the blind, both shall imoxgıtat özi megáyETE Tùy Jánccravnal fall into the ditch, xv. 14. His watchτην ξηράν, ποιήσαι ένα προσήλυτον και

men are blind : they are all ignorant, όταν γένηται, ποιείτε αυτόν υιόν γεέννης διπ

they are all dumb dogs, they cannot λότερον υμών. .

bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, slumber. Yea, they are greedy dogs hypocrites! a for ye compass sea und land which can never have enough, and they to make one proselyte, and when he is

are shepherds that cannot understand : made, bye make him twofold more the they alî look to their own way, every child of hell than yourselves.

one for his gain, from his quarter, They zealously affect you, but not Isa. lvi. 10,11. And Jesus said, For well; yea, they would exclude you, judgment I am come into this world, that ye might affect them, Gal. iv. 17. that they which see not might see; As many as desire to make a fair and that they which see might be shew in the flesh, they constrain you made blind. And some of the Phato be circumcised; only lest they should risees which were with him heard suffer persecution for the cross of these words, and said unto him, Are Christ, vi. 12.

we blind also ? Jesus said unto them, But the unbelieving Jews stirred If ye were blind ye should have no up the Gentiles, and made their minds sin: but now ye say, Wesee; therefore evil affected against the brethren, your sin remaineth, John ix. 39–41. Acts xiv. 2. And there came thither b But ye say, Whosoever shall say certain Jews from Antioch and Ico- to his father or his mother, It is a gift, pium, who persuaded the people, and, by whatsoever thou mightest be probaving stoned Paul, drew him out fited by me; And honour not his faof the city, supposing he had been ther or his mother, he shall be free. dead, 19. But the Jews which be- Thus have ye made the commandlieved not, moved with envy, took ment of God of none effect by your unto them certain lewd fellows of the tradition, Matt. xv. 5, 6. baser sort, and gathered a company,

VER. 17. and set all the city on an uproar, and Μωροι και τυφλοί τίς γαρ μείζων έστιν, , assaulted the house of Jason, and | ο χρυσός, ή ο ναός ο αγιάζων τον χρυσόν;

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