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Many chief rulers believe.
J. 12. hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their A. D. 33.
heart; that they should not see with their eyes,
nor understand with their heart, and be con41 verted, and I should heal them. y These things » Is. 6. 1.
said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake 42 of him. Nevertheless among the chief rulers
also many believed on him; but because of the
Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they 43 should be put out of the synagogue: for they
loved the praise of men more than the praise
of God. 44 Jesus cried and said, “He that believeth on ' 1 Pet. I.
me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent
I am come a light into the world, “ that whosoever believeth on me should not 47“ abide in darkness. And if any man hear my
“ words, and believe not, I judge him not: for
“ I came not to judge the world, but to save 48" the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiv
“eth not my words, hath one that judgeth him:
“ a the word that I have spoken, the same shall Deut. 18. 49“ judge him in the last day. For I have not
spoken of myself; but the Father which sent
me, he gave me a commandment, 2 b what I Deut. 18 50 “ should say, and what I should speak. And I
“ know that his commandment is life everlast-
2 what I should enjoin, and what I should teach. C.
A. D. 33.
112. Christ curseth the barren fig tree : purgeth
the temple. And on the morrow, when they were come Mk. 11. from Bethany, he was hungry: and seeing a fig 12, 13 tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. And Jesus an- 14 swered and said unto it, “No man eat fruit “ of thee hereafter for ever.” And his disciples heard it.
And they come to Jerusalem : and Jesus 15 went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves; and would 16 not suffer that any man should carry any vessel
through the temple. And he taught, saying 17 * Is. 56. 7. unto them, “ Is it not written, My house shall
“ be called ? of all nations the house of prayer? b Jer. 7.11. “ but "ye have made it a den of thieves.” And L. 19.
he taught daily in the temple. But the chief 47
3 robbers. C.
113. He exhorteth his disciples to stedfastness of
faith. Mk. 11. And in the morning, as they passed by, they A. D. 33. 20, 21 saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And
Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him,
Master, behold, the fig tree which thou 'cursedst
say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto
cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his
you, * What things soever ye desire, when ye - James 1.
pray, believe that ye receive them, and
give, if ye have ought against any: that your
forgive your trespasses."
bandmen ; and the marriage of the king's son. Mk. 11.
And they come again to Jerusalem: as he 27 L. 20. 1
taught the people in the temple, and preached Mk. 11.
the gospel, there come to him the chief priests,
and the scribes, and the elders, and say unto 27, 28
him, By what authority doest thou these things?
and who gave thee this authority to do these 29 things ? And Jesus answered and said unto them, “I will also ask of you one question, and
answer me, and I will tell you by what autho30“ rity I do these things. The baptism of John,
was it from heaven, or of men ? answer me." 31 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If
we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why
2 hast devoted. C.
Parable of the vineyard,
say, Of men; they feared the people : for all 32
go into the kingdom of God before you. For 32
licans and the harlots believed him: and ye,
“Hear another parable: There was a certain 33 a Ps. 80. 9. “ housholder, which planted a vineyard, and Cant.8.11.
hedged it round about, and digged a wineJer. 2.21. “ press in it, and built a tower, and let it out
“ to husbandmen, and went into a far country.
again he sent another servant: and they beat
Is. 5. 1.
2 used. C.
of the wicked husbandmen, &c.
153 L. 20.“ it may be they will reverence him when they A. D. 33. 14 see him. But when the husbandmen saw
him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, “ This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that
the inheritance may be our's. So they cast “ him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What
“ therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do 16“ unto them? he shall come and destroy these
“ husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to
“ others. And when they heard it, they said, .17“ God forbid. And he beheld them, and said,
“ What is this then that is written, The stone Ps. 118.
“ which the builders rejected, the same is beM". 21. “ come the head of the corner? this is the Lord's 42, 43“ doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? There
“ fore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall
“ be taken from you, and given to a nation 44“ bringing forth the fruits thereof. And whoso
ever shall fall on this stone shall be broken : Is. 8. 14,
“ but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind L. 20.“ him to powder.” And the chief priests and Rom.9.33.
19 the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands a P45:28
on him; and they feared the people: for they Dan. 2. 44. perceived that he had spoken this parable against
them. M". 22. And Jesus answered and spake unto them. Rev. 19. 1, 2 again by parables, and said, “The kingdom of 7, 9.
“ heaven is like unto a certain king, which made 3“ a marriage for his son, and sent forth his ser
66 vants to call them that were bidden to the 4“ wedding: and they would not come. Again, “ he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them “ which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my “ dinner: 'my oxen and my fatlings are killed, "Prov. 9.2.
" and all things are ready: come unto the mar5“ riage. But they made light of it, and went
“their ways, one to his farm, another to his 6" merchandise: and the remnant took his ser
“ vants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew 7 “ them. But when the king heard thereof, he