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c Is. 6.9. Acts 28.
13. 1 Pet.
Why Christ taught in parables.
69 Mk. 4.12 “ ¢ that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and A. D. 31.
“ hearing they may hear, and not understand;
“ lest at any time they should be converted, 26. M". 13." and their sins should be forgiven them. And Rom.11.8.
14“ in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias,
“ which saith, “By hearing ye shall hear, and Is. 6. 9.
“ shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, Acts 28. 15" and shall not perceive: for this people's heart 26, 27, “ is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of
2 Cor. 3. hearing, and their eyes they have closed ; lest 14, 15.
e Heb.5.11. “ at any time they should see with their eyes, “ and hear with their ears, and should under
“ stand with their heart, and should be convert16“ ed, and I should heal them. But blessed are
your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for 17“ they hear. For verily I say unto you, That Heb. 11. many prophets and righteous men have de
1. 10, 11. “ sired to see those things which ye see, and have “not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.”
“ Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. Mk.4.14 “ The sower soweth the word. When any one M". 13. “ heareth the word of the kingdom, and under
19“ standeth it not, then cometh the wicked one,
“ and catcheth away that which was sown in
“ his heart. This is he which received seed by 20“ the way side. But he that received the seed
“ into stony places, the same is he that heareth
“ the word, and anon 6 with joy receiveth it ; $ Is. 58.2. 21" yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth
“ for a while: for when tribulation or persecu
“ tion ariseth because of the word, by and by 22 “ h he is offended. He also that received seed - 2 Tim. 1.
among the thorns is he that heareth the i Tim. 6. Mk.4.19 “ word; and the cares of this world, and the 9. 2 Tim.
deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other 1 Jer. 4. 3.
things entering in, choke the word, and it'1 Tim. 6, M". 13. “ becometh unfruitful. But he that received 9, 17.
23 “ seed into the good ground is he that heareth
The parable of the tares,
A. D. 31. “ beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an
hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
“ No man, when he hath lighted a candle, L. 8. “ covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under 16
a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that
nothing is secret, that shall not be made
Another parable put he forth unto them, say-M". 13. ing, “The kingdom of heaven is likened unto 24
a man which sowed good seed in his field :
way. But when the blade was sprung up, 26
tares also. So the servants of the housholder 27
up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather 29
up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with
gather the wheat into my barn.” And he said, Mk. 4.
spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.
2 darnel. C.
of the mustard seed, &c.
71 Mk. 4.29 “ full corn in the ear. But when the fruit is A. D. 31.
brought forth, immediately mhe putteth in m Rev. 14.
“ the sickle, because the harvest is come.” M". 13. Another parable put he forth unto them, say31 ing, “The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain "1s.2.2,3
Mic. 4. 1.
“ seeds: but when it is grown, it is the great-
“ branches thereof."
a woman took, and hid in three measures of
things spake Jesus unto the multitude in paraMk. 4. bles; as they were able to hear it. But without 33, 34 a parable spake he not unto them: and when
they were alone, he expounded all things to his M". 13. disciples: that it might be fulfilled which was
35 spoken by the prophet, saying, 'I will open my•Ps 78. 2.
mouth in parables ; P I will utter things which ”Rom. 16. have been kept secret from the foundation of 1 Cor. 2. 7. the world.
Eph. 3. 9. 36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and
went into the house : and his disciples came
unto him, saying, ' Declare unto us the parable 37 of the tares of the field. He answered and said
unto them, “He that soweth the good seed is 38" the Son of man; the field is the world; the Ro.10.18
Col. 1. 6. good seed are the children of the kingdom; “ but the tares are the children of the wicked "Gen.313.
Acts 13. 39“ one; the enemy that sowed them is the devil; 10. 1John
6 8 the harvest is the end of the world; and the 3. & 40 “ reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares Rev.14.15.
“ are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall 41 " it be in the end of this world. The Son of “ man shall send forth his angels, and they 2 Pet. 2.
1, 2 “ shall gather out of his kingdom all things that
Col. 1. 26.
20. & 20. 10.
y Phil. 3.
z Is. 55. 1. Rev. 3. 18.
Parable of the hidden treasure, &c. A. D. 31. “ offend, and them which do iniquity; and M". 13. Rev. 19. “ shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there 42
“ shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. *Then 43 * Dan. 12. “ shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in 221 69:36 “ the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears 42, 43, 58.
“ to hear, let him hear.
“ Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto 44 6 treasure hid in a field; the which when a man
hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof
goeth and selleth all that he hath, and ’ buy7, 8.
66 eth that field.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto 45
a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: who, 46
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto 47
they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered
gnashing of teeth.” Jesus saith unto them, 51
“a man that is an housholder, which bringeth
And it came to pass, that when Jesus had 53
1 Kin. 19. 20.
1 Kin. 19.
50. Christ stilleth the tempest. MW.8.
Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about A. D. 31. him, he gave commandment to depart unto the 19 other side. And a certain scribe came, and said
unto him, Master, I will follow thee whither-
“The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air
And another of his disciples said unto him,
22 But Jesus said unto him, “ Follow me; and let L. 9. 60 “ the dead bury their dead: but go thou and
“ preach the kingdom of God.”
And another also said, Lord, I will follow See
said unto him, “ No man, having put his hand
kingdom of God.”
23 disciples followed him, and they launched forth. L. 8. 22 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the M". 8. sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with
24 the waves. Mk. 4. And he was in the hinder part of the ship,
38 asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and
say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we 39 perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind,
and said unto the sea, “ Peace, be still.” And
the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
they feared exceedingly, and said one to another,