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SECT. IX, not the will of your Father in heaven that any of
these little ones should be lost. Lev. 19; 17. 15 Wherefore, if thy brother trespass against thee, Ecclus, 19;
go and expostulate with him, when thou and he Lu. 17; 3.
are alone together. If he hear thee, thou hast . 16 gained thy brother : but if he will not hear, take Deu. 19; 15. one or two along with thee, that by the testimony Jo. 8; 17. 2 Co. 13; 1. of two or three witnesses every thing may be
17 ascertained. If he despise them, acquaint the
congregation with it; and if he despise the con
gregation also, let him be to thee as a pagan or a ch. 16; 19. 18 publican. Verily I say unto you; whatsoever Jo. 20; 23.
ye shall bind upon the earth, shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever ye shall loose upon the
earth, shall be loosed in heaven. 19 Again, I say unto you, whatever two of you
upon the earth shall agree to ask, shall be grant20 ed them by my Father who is in heaven. For
wheresoever two or three are assembled in my
name, I am in the midst of them. Lu. 17; 3: 21 Then Peter approaching, said to him, Master,
- if my brother repeatedly trespass against me ; 22 how often must I forgive him ? Must I seven
times ? Jesus answered, I say unto thee, Not
seven times, but seventy times seven times. 23 In this the administration of heaven resembleth
that of a king, who determined to settle accounts 24 with his servants. Having begun to reckon, one
was brought who owed him ten thousand talents 24.
24 Above three millions sterling.
SECT. IX. .
. ch. 18. 25 But that servant not having wherewith to pay;
his master, to obtain payment, commanded that he
and his wife and children, and all that he had, 26 should be sold. Then the servant throwing him.' : self prostrate before his master, cried, “Have pa
tience with me, my lord, and I will pay the 27 whole.' And his master had compassion upon 28 him, and dismissed him, remitting the debt. But
this servant, as he went out, meeting one of his fel. low-servants, who owed him a hundred denarii 25,
seized him by the throat, saying, Pay me what 29 thou owest. His fellow-servant threw himself at
his feet, and besought him, saying, “Have patience 30 with me, and I will pay thee.' And he would not,
but instantly caused him to be imprisoned, until 31 he should discharge the debt. His fellow-servants
seeing this, were deeply affected, and went, and 32 informed their master of all that had passed. Then
his master, having given orders to call him, said
to him, "Thou wicked servant: all that debt : 'I forgave thee, because thou besoughtest me. · 33 · Oughtest not thou to have shewn such pity to thy 34 · fellow-servant, as I shewed to thee?' So his mas
ter, being provoked, delivered him to the jailors,
to remain in their hands, until he should clear the 35 debt. Thus will my celestial Father treat every
one of you who forgiveth not from his heart the faults of his brother.
25 About three guineas.
THE RICH MAN'S APPLICATION.
Mar. 10; 1. XIX. WHEN Jesus had ended this discourse, he left
Galilee, and came into the con fines of Judea upon 2 the Jordan, whither great multitudes followed him,
and he healed their sick. Mar. 10; 2: 3 Then some Pharisees came to him, and trying
him, asked, Can a man lawfully, upon every pre
4 tence, divorce his wife? He answered, Have ye Gen. 1; 27.
not read, that at the beginning, when the Creator
5 made man, he formed a male and a female, and Gen. 2; 24. said, “For this cause a man shall leave father I Co, 6; 16. Eph. 5; 31.
“and mother, and adhere to his wife, and they 6 “ two shall be one flesh.” Wherefore they are
no longer two, but one flesh. What then God . 7 hath conjoined, let not man separate. They re
plied, Why then did Moses command to give a
8 writing of divorcement, and dismiss her ? He anDeut. 24; 1. swered, Moses indeed, because of your untractable ch. 5; 31
disposition, permitted you to divorce your wives, Lu. 16; 1& 9 but it was not so from the beginning. Therefore
I say unto you, Whoever divorceth his wife, ex
cept for whoredom, and marrieth another, com1 Co.7; 11. mitteth adultery: and whoever marrieth the won'
10 man divorced, committeth adultery. His disciples
ch. 19. said to him, If such be the condition of the hus11 band, it is better to live unmarried. He answer
ed, They alone are capable of living thus, on 12 whom the power is conferred. For some are eu
nuchs from their birth ; others have been made
nuchs. Let him act this part who can act it. 13 Then children were presented to him, that he Mar. 10; 19
might lay his hands upon them, and pray [ for Lu. 18; 15.
them]; but the disciples reproved [those who 14 brought] them. Jesus said, Let the children alone, ch. 18; 1.
and hinder them not from coming unto me; for of 15 such is the kingdom of heaven. And having laid ; his hands on them, he departed thence. 16 Afterwards, one approaching, said to him, Good Mar. 10; 17.
Teacher, what good must I do to obtain eternal 17 life? He answered, Why callest thou me good ?
God alone is good. If thou wouldst enter into 18 that life, keep the commandments. He said unto
him, Which? Jesus answered, “ Thou shalt not Ex. 20; 12. “ commit murder. Thou shalt not commit adul.
“ tery. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not 19 “ give false testimony. Honour thy father and mo20 “ ther; and love thy neighbour as thyself.” The
young man replied, All these I have observed from 21 my childhood. Wherein am I still deficient ? Je.
sus answered, If thou wouldst be perfect, go sell
shalt have treasure in heaven; then come and fol1 VOL. III.. 17
Lu. 18; 24:
SECT. X. 22 low me. The young man hearing this, went away
sorrowful, for he had great possessions. Mar. 10; 23. 23 Whereupon Jesus said to his disciples, Verily I say
unto you, it is difficult for a rich man to enter the 24 kingdom of heaven: I say further, it is easier for
a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than
for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. 25 His disciples, who heard this with amazement, 26 said, Who then can be saved ? Jesus, looking at
them, answered, With men this is impossible,
but with God every thing is possible. Mar. 10; 28: 27 Then Peter replying, said, As for us, we have Lu. 18; 28.
forsaken all, and followed thee; what then shall be 28 our reward? Jesus answered, Verily I say unto
you, that at the renovation, when the Son of Man
shall be seated on his glorious throne, ye my folLu. 22; 30. lowers, sitting also upon twelve thrones, shall
29 judge the twelve tribes of Israel. And whoso
ever shall have forsaken, on my account, houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, shall receive a hun
dred-fold, and inherit eternal life. Mar. 10; 31. 30 But many shall be first that are last, and last Lu. 13;30.
XX.that are first. For the administration of heaven
will resemble the conduct of a householder, who
went out early in the morning to hire labourers
2 for his vineyard. Having agreed with some for I a denarius 26 a day, he sent them into his vine
3 yard. About the third hour 27 he went out, and
20 About sevenpence halfpenny.
27 Nine o'clock morning.