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Parable of the prodigal son,

Acts 2.

A. D. 33. “ spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that L. 15.

“ land; and he began to be in want. And he 15
“ went and joined himself to a citizen of that
“ country; and he sent him into his fields to
“ feed swine. And he would fain have filled 16
“ his belly with the husks that the swine did
“ eat: and no man gave unto him. And when 17
“ he came to himself, he said, How many hired
* servants of my father's have bread enough
" and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I 18
“ will arise and go to my father, and will say
“ unto him, Father, I have sinned against hea-
“ ven, and before thee, and am no more worthy 19
“ to be called thy son: make me as one of thy
“ hired servants. And he arose, and came to 20

“ his father. But when he was yet a great way 39. Eph. 66

off, his father saw him, and had compassion, 2. 13, 17.

“ and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

“ And the son said unto him, Father, I have 21 Ps. 51. 4. “ sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and

am no more worthy to be called thy son. But 22
“ the father said to his servants, Bring forth
“ the best robe, and put it on him; and put a

ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: and 23

bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and Eph. 2. 1. “ let us eat, and be merry: ° for this my son 24

was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and
“ is found. And they began to be merry. Now 25
6 his elder son was in the field : and as he came
" and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick
“ and dancing. And he called one of the ser- 26
“ vants, and asked what these things meant.
“ And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; 27
“ and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, be-

cause he hath received him safe and sound.
“ And he was angry, and would not go in : 28
“ therefore came his father out, and intreated
“ him. And he answering said to his father, 29
“ Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither

transgressed I at any time thy commandment:


& 5.14. Rev. 3. 1.

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and of the unjust steward.

125 L. 15.“ and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I A. D. 33. 30“ might make merry with my friends : but as

soon as this thy son was come, which hath “ devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast 31 " killed for him the fatted calf. And he said

“ unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and
32 all that I have is thine. It was meet that
“ we should make merry, and be glad: for this

thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and
“ was lost, and is found.”
93. Parable of the unjust steward ; and of the

rich man and Lazarus. L. 16.

And he said also unto his disciples, “ There
was a certain rich man, which had a steward;
" and the same was accused unto him that he
2“ had wasted his goods. And he called him,
“ and said unto him, How is it that I hear this
“ of thee? give an account of thy stewardship;
3“ for thou mayest be no longer steward. Then
“ the steward said within himself, What shall
“I do? for my lord taketh away from me
“ the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am
4“ ashamed. I am resolved what to do, that,
“ when I am put out of the stewardship, they

may receive me into their houses. So he

called every one of his lord's debtors unto him, “ and said unto the first, How much owest thou 6“ unto my lord? And he said, An hundred mea

sures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy

bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. 7" Then said he to another, And how much owest 6 thou? And he said, An hundred measures of “ wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, 8" and write fourscore. And the lord commend“ed the unjust steward, because he had done * Eph. 5.8.

wisely: for the children of this world are in “ their generation wiser than a the children of Dan. 4. 9“ light. And I say unto you, "Make to your-6.17,18,19.

. prudently.

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A. D. 33. “ selves friends ? of the mammon of unrighte-L. 16.

“ousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive

you into everlasting habitations. He that is 10
“ faithful in that which is least is faithful also
“ in much: and he that is unjust in the least is

unjust also in much. If therefore ye have not 11
“ been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who
“ will commit to your trust the true riches ?
“ And if ye have not been faithful in that which 12
“ is another man's, who shall give you that
“ which is your own? No servant can serve two 13
“masters: for either he will hate the one, and
“ love the other; or else he will hold to the

one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve
“ God and mammon.”

And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, 14 heard all these things: and they derided him.

And he said unto them, “ Ye are they which 15 Ps. 7. 9. “ justify yourselves before men; but ‘God know

“eth your hearts: for that which is highly
“ esteemed among men is abomination in the

sight of God. The law and the prophets were 16
“ until John: since that time the kingdom of

“ God is preached, and every man presseth into e Ps. 102. “ it. And it is easier for heaven and earth to 17 26, 27.

pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.

Whosoever putteth away his wife, and 18

“ marrieth another, committeth adultery: and 10, 11. “ whosoever marrieth her that is put away from

her husband committeth adultery.

“ There was a certain rich man, which was 19
“ clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared

sumptuously every day: and there was a cer- 20
“ tain 'beggar named Lazarus, which was laid
“ at his gate, full of 4 sores, and desiring to be 21
“ fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich

man’s table : moreover the dogs came and
“ licked his sores. And it came to pass, that 22
“ the beggar died, and was carried by the angels

poor man.

D. C. 4 ulcers. D.

d 1 Sam. 16.7.

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L. 16. “ into Abraham's bosom : the rich man also A. D. 33. 23“ died, and was buried; and in 2 hell he lift

“ his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abra-
24“ ham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And

“ he cried and said, Father Abraham, have
“ mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may
“ dip the tip of his finger in water, and 8 cool Zech. 14.

my tongue; for I am tormented in this
25" flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember Job 21.
“ that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good

things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but

now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. 26" And beside all this, between us and you there “ is a great gulf fixed : so that they which would

pass from hence to you cannot; neither can “they pass to us, that would come from thence. 27 “ Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father,

“ that thou wouldest send him to my father's 28 “ house: for I have five brethren; that he may

testify unto them, lest they also come into 29 this place of torment. Abraham saith unto

“ him, * They have Moses and the prophets; * Is. 8. 20. 30“ let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father

“ Abraham: but if one went unto them from 21. & 17. 31.“ the dead, they will å repent. And he said unto

him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets,

neither will they be persuaded, though one “ rose from the dead.”

hades. C. 3 reform. C.

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94. Christ teacheth the disciples to avoid offences ;
to forgive one another, 8c.

L. 17. Then said he unto the disciples, “ * It is im* 1 Cor. 11.“ possible but that offences will come: but

woe unto him, through whom they come! it 2
were better for him that

millstone were
hanged about his neck, and he cast into the

sea, than that he should * offend one of these

“ little ones. Take heed to yourselves : If thy 3 Lev. 19. “ brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; 17. Prov. " and if he repent, forgive him. And if he tres- 4 Jam. 5. 19. “ pass against thee seven times in a day, and

“ seven times in a day turn again to thee, say-
“ing, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.” And 5
the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our
faith. And the Lord said, “If ye had faith as a 6
“ grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this
“ 5 sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the
“root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it
“ should obey you. But which of you, having 7

a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say
“ unto him by and by, when he is come from
“ the field, Go and sit down to meat ? and will 8
“ not rather say unto him, Make ready where-
“ with I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve
“me, till I have eaten and drunken; and after-
“ ward thou shalt eat and drink? doth he thank 9
“ that servant because he did the things that

were commanded him? I 6 trow not. So like- 10
“ wise ye, when ye shall have done all those

things which are commanded you, say, We “ are unprofitable servants: we have done that “ which was our duty to do.”

c Job 22.3.
& 35. 7.
Ps. 16. 2.
Rom. 3.12.
& 11. 35. 66
1 Cor. 9.
16, 17.

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