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Mat. 3; 1

CII. 9.

SECT. V. came a cloud which covered them; and out of the 2 Pet. 1; 17. cloud issued a voice, which said, This is my belovch. 1; 11. :iz. 8 ed Son, hear him. And instantly looking about,

they saw nobody but Jesus and themselves. Mat. 17; 9. 9 As they went down from the mountain, he charg

ed them not to relate to any body what they had

seen, until the Son of man were risen from the dead. · 10 And they took notice of that expression, and inquir.

ed among themselves what the rising from the dead 11 could mean. Then they asked him, saying, Why

do the Scribes affirm, that Elijah must come first? 12 He answered, Elijah, to consummate the whole,

must come first, and, (as it is written of the Son of

Man)must likewise suffer many things, and be con13 temned. But I tell you, that Elijah too is come, as

was predicted, and they have treated him as they pleased.

Mat. 17; 14. 14. WHEN he returned to the other disciples, he Lu. 9; 37

saw a great multitude about them, and some scribes 15 disputing with them. As soon as the people saw him,

they were all struck with awe, and ran to salute 16 him. And he asked the scribes, About what do ye 17 dispute with them? One of the people answering,

said, Rabbi, I have brought thee my son, who 18 hath a dumb spirit; and wheresoever it seizeth

him, it dasheth him on the ground, where he continueth foaming, and grinding his teeth, till his strength is exhausted. And I spoke to thy disciples

to expel the demon, but they were not able. 19 Jesus thereupon said, O unbelieving generation;

how long shall I be with you? How long shall I


CH. 9. 20 suffer you ? Bring him to me. Accordingly they

brought him: and no sooner did he see him, than

the spirit, threw him into convulsions ; so that he 21 foamed and rolled upon the ground. Jesus asked

the father, How long is it since this first befel him? 22 He answered, From his infancy; and often hath

it thrown him both into the fire, and into the water,

to destroy him ; but if thou canst do any thing, 23 have compassion upon us, and help us. Jesus re

plied, If thou canst believe; all things are practi. 24 cable for him who believeth. The boy's father,

crying out immediately, said with tears, I believe; 25. master, supply thou the defects of my faith. When

Jesus saw that the people came crowding upon him,
he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him, Thou .

dumb and deaf spirit, come out of him, I command 26 thee, and enter no more into him, Then the de

mon having cried aloud, and severely convulsed him,

came out, and he appeared as one dead, insomuch 27 that many said, He is dead. But Jesus taking

him by the hand, raised him, and he stood up. 28 When Jesus was come into the house, his dis- Mat. 17; 19.

ciples asked him privately, Why could not we ex29 pel the demon ? He answered, This kind cannot

be dislodged unless by prayer and fasting.
30 Having left that place, they passed through Ga-
i lilee, and he was desirous that nobody should know
31 it, for he was instructing his disciples. And he

said to them, The Son of Man will soon be deli- Mat. 17; 12:
vered into the hands of men, who will kill him; .
and after he is killed, he will rise again the third

ch. 9.

SECT. V. 32 day. But they understood not what he meant,

and were shy to ask him. Mat. 18; 1. 33 When he was come to Capernaum, being in the Lu.9; 46.

house, he asked them, What were ye debating 34 amongst yourselves by the way? But they were

silent ; for they had debated among themselves by 35 the way who should be greatest. Then having

sat down, he called the twelve, and said to them,

If any man would be first, he shall be the last of 36 all, and the servant of all. And he took a child,

and placed him in the midst of them, and holding him 37 in his arms, said to them, Whosoever shall receive

one such child on my account, receiveth me; and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but

him who sent me. Lu. 9; 49 38 Then John said to him, Rabbi, we saw one ex

pelling demons, in thy name, who followeth not

us, and we forbade him, because he doth not fol39 low us. Jesus answered, Forbid him not ; for

there is none who worketh a miracle in my name,

40 that can readily speak evil of me. For whoever Mat. 10; 42. 41 is not against you is for you. For whosoever

shall give you a cup of water to drink on my account, because ye are Christ's; verily I say unto

you, he shall not lose his reward. Mat. 18; 6. 42 But whoever shall insnare any of the little ones Lu. 17; 1 Mat. 5; 29:

who believe in me, it were better for him that a & 18; 8

millstone were fastened to his neck, and that he 43 were thrown into the sea. Moreover, if thy hand

insnare thee, cut it off; it is better for thee to enter maimed into life, than having two hands to go

SECT. v.

ch. 10. 44 into hell, into the unquenchable fire; where their Is. 66; 24.

Ecclus.7:17 worm dieth not, and their fire is not quenched. Judith, 16;. 45 And if thy foot insnare thee, cut it off; it is bet

ter for thee to enter lame into life, than having

two feet to be cast into hell, into the unquench46 able fire, where their worm dieth not, and their 47 fire is not quenched. And if thine eye insnare

thee, pull it out; it is better for thee to enter one

eyed into the kingdom of God, than having two 48 eyes to be cast into hell-fire'; where their worm 49 dieth not, and their fire is not quenched : for Lev. 2: 13.

Mat. 5; 13. every one shall be seasoned with fire; as every Lu. 14; 34. 50 sacrifice is seasoned with salt. Salt is good; but

if the salt become tasteless, wherewith will ye
season it ? Preserye salt in yourselves, and main-
tain peace with one another.

X. Then he arose and came into the confines of Ju. Mat. 19; 1:

dea, through the country upon the Jordan. Again
multitudes resorted to him : and again, as his cus-

tom was, he taught them. 2 And some Pharisees came who, to try 'him, ask- Mat. 19; 3.

ed him, Is it lawful for the husband to divorce 3 his wife ? He answering, said to them, What pre4 cept hath Moses given you on this subject ? They

replied, Moses hath permitted us to write her a bill Deu. 24; 1: 5 of divorcement, and dismiss her. Jesus answer

ing, said to them, Because of your untractable .6 disposition, Moses gave you this permission. But

from the beginning, at the creation, God made
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cl. 10.

SECT. V. Gen. 1; 27. 7 them a male and a female. For this reason a man Eph. 5; 31. Gen. 2; 24. shall leave his father and mother, and shall adhere

8 to his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. They 9 are, therefore, no longer two, but one flesh. What

God then hath conjoined, let not man separate.

10 And in the house his disciples asked him anew Mat. 5; 22. 11 concerning this matter. He said to shem, WhoLu. 16; 18.

soever divorceth his wife and marrieth another, 12 committeth adultery against her; and if a woman

divorce her husband, and marry another, she com

mitteth adultery. Mat. 19; 13. 13 Then they brought children to him, that he Lu. 18; 15

might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those 14 who brought them. Jesus perceiving this, was of

fended, and said, Allow the children to come un

to me, and do not hinder them; for of such is Mat. 18; 1. 15 the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you,

whosoever will not receive the kingdom of God 16 as a child, shall never enter it. Then taking

them up, in his arms, and laying his hands upon

them, he blessed them. Mat. 19; 16. 17 As he went out into the road, one came running Lu. 18; 12:

to him, who, kneeling, asked him, Good teacher,

18 what must I do to inherit eternal life ? Jesus anEx. 20; 12. swered, Why callest thou me good? God alone Deut. 5; 16: 10 is mood 19 is good.


Thou knowest the commandments : do not commit adultery ; do not commit murder; do not steal ; do not give false testimony;

do no injury ; honour thy father and mother. 20 The other replied, Rabbi, I have observed all 21 these from my childhood. Jesus, looking upon

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