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- Ro, 2; 1.
do good to those [only] who do good to you,
what thanks are ye entitled to ? since even sinners 34 do the same. And if ye lend to those [only] from
whom ye hope to receive, what thanks are ve enti
tled to ? since even sinners lend to sinners, that 35 they may receive as much in return. But love ye
your enemies, do good and lend, nowise despairing; and your reward shall be great ; and
shall be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the 36 ungrateful and malignant. Be therefore merciful,
as your Father is merciful. 37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged; condemn Mat.7; 1. 38 not, and ye shall not be condemned; release, and Mar. 4; 24.
ye shall be released; give, and ye shall get : good measure, pressed and shaken, and heaped, shall be poured into your lap; for with the same measure wherewith ye give to others, ye yourselves
shall receive. 39 He used also this comparison : Can the blind Mat.15; 14. 40 guide the blind? Will not both fall into a ditch? Mat, 10; 24
The disciple is not above his teacher ; but every 41 finished disciple shall be as his teacher. And why Jo. 13; 16.
observest thou the mote in thy brother's eye; but 42 perceivest not the thorn in thine own eye? Or how
canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me
eye: then thou wilt see to take out the mote which 43 is in thy brother's eye. That is not a good tree Mat. 7; 18.
& 12; 33. 36
which yieldeth bad fruit; nor is that a bad tree
which yieldeth good fruit. For every tree is 44 known by its own fruit. Figs are not gathered off 45 thorns ; nor grapes off a bramble-bush. The
good man, out of the good treasure of his heart, bringeth that which is good : the bad man, out of the bad treasure of his heart, bringeth that which is bad; for it is out of the fulness of his heart
that his mouth speaketh. Mat 7; 21: 46 But why do ye, in addressing me, cry, Master, Ro. 2; 13. Ja. 1; 22. 47 Master, and obey not what I command? Whoever
cometh to me, and heareth my precepts, and prac48 tiseth them, I will show you whom he resembleth:
he resembleth a man who built a house, and digging deep, laid the foundation upon the rock: and when an inundation came, the torrent broke
upon that house, but could not shake it; for it 49 was founded upon the rock. But he who hear
eth, and doth not practise, resembleth a man who, without laying a foundation, built a house upon the earth ; which, when the torrent brake against it, fell, and became a great pile of ruins.
Mat. 8; 5:
VII. WHEN he had finished his discourse in the 2 audience of the people, he entered Capernaum.
And a centurion's servant, who was dear to his 3 master, was sick, and in danger of dying. And
the centurion having heard concerning Jesus, sent
to him Jewish elders, to entreat him to come and 4 save his servant. When they came to Jesus, they
earnestly besought him, saying, He is worthy of this 5 favour; for he loveth our nation; and it was he 6 who built our synagogue. Then Jesus went with
them ; and when he was not far from the house,
trouble not thyself; for I have not deserved that 7 thou shouldst come under my roof; wherefore nei- .
ther thought I myself fit to come into thy presence:
say but the word, and my servant will be healed. 8 For even I, who am under the authority of others,
having soldiers under me, say to one, ‘Go,' and
he goeth, to another, Come,' and he cometh, 9 and to my servant, ‘Do this,' and he doth it. Je.
sus hearing these things, admired him, and turning,
I have not found so great faith, even in Israel. 10 And they who had been sent having returned to the
house, found the servant well who had been sick. 11 The day following, he went into a city called
Nain, accompanied by his disciples and a great 12 crowd. As he approached the gate of the city, the
people were carrying out a dead man, the only son
of his mother, who was a widow ; and many of the 13 citizens were with her. When the Lord saw her,
he had pity upon her, and said to her, Weep not. 14 Then he advanced, and touched the bier (the bear
ers stopping) and said, Young man, arise, I com15 mand thee. Then he who had been dead, sat up,
and began to speak, and Jesus delivered him to his 16 mother. And all present were struck with awe,
and glorified God, saying, A great Prophet hath ch.24; 19
arisen among us; and, God hath visited his people. 17 And this report concerning him spread throughout
Judea and all the neighbouring country.
Mat. 11; 2: 18 NOW John's disciples having informed their
master of all these things, he called two of them, 19 whom he sent to Jesus to ask him, Art thou he who 20 cometh ? or must we expect another ? Being come
to him, they said, John the Baptist hath sent us to
ask thee, Art thou he who cometh ? or must we 21 expect another? At that very time Jesus was de
livering many from diseases and maladies, and evil Is. 35; 5. 22 spirits, and giving sight to many who were blind.
And he returned this answer, Go, and report to
have seen and heard : the blind are made to see, the lame to walk, the deaf to hear ; Is. 61; 1. the leprous are cleansed, the dead are raised, glad
23 tidings is brought to the poor. And happy is he
to whom I shall not prove a stumbling-block. Mat. 11; 7. 24 When John's messengers were departed, Jesus
said to the multitude concerning John, What went
yeout into the wilderness to behold ? a reed shaken 25 by the wind ? But what went ye out to see ? a
man effeminately dressed ? It is in royal palaces
[not in deserts] that they who wear splendid ap26 parel, and live in luxury, are found. What then
did ye go to see? a prophet? yea, I tell you, Mal . 3; 1. 27 and something superior to a prophet. For this
is he, concerning whom it is written, “Behold
“ I send mine angel before thee, who shall pre28 pare thy way.” For. I declare unto you,
Mar. 1; 2.
CH, 7. among those who are born of women, there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist; yet the
least in the reign of God shall be greater than he. . 29 All the people, even the publicans, who heard
John, have, by receiving baptism from him, ho30 noured God; whereas the Pharisees and the law
yers, in not being baptised by him, have rejected
Whereunto then shall I compare the men of Mat. 11; 16 32 this generation ? whom are they like? They are
like children in the market-place, of whom their
we have sung mournful songs to you, but ye 33 ' have not wept.' For John the Baptist is come Mat. 3; 4
Mar. 1; 6. abstaining from bread and from wine, and ye say, 34 He hath a demon.' The Son of Man is come
using both, and ye say, 'He is a lover of banquets 35 and wine, an associate of publicans and sinners.'
But wisdom is justified by all her children.
SIGNAL MIRACLES AND INSTRUCTIONS,
36 NOW one of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him: and he went into the Pharisee's house, Jo, 11; 2.
& 12; 3. 37 and placed himself at table. And behold a woman