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MATT. VII. 2, 3.

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VER. 3. again, a And Adoni-bezek said, Threescore

Τί δε βλέπεις το κάρφος το εν τω οφθαλ. and ten kings, having their thumbs um toll áden po cw, the dè in rõ óvand their great toes cut off, gathered

θαλμώ δοκών ου κατανοείς; ; their meat under my table : as I have And a why beholdest thou the mote that done, so God hath requited me. And is in thy brother's eye, b but considerest they brought him to Jerusalem, and not the beam that is in thine own eye ? there he died, Judg. i. 7. With the * And why beholdest thou the mote merciful, thou wilt shew thyself mer. that is in thy brother's eye, but perceive ciful ; with an upright man thou wilt est not the beam that is in thine own shew thyself upright; with the pure eye? Either how canst thou say to thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the froward thou wilt shew thyself the mote that is in thine eye, when froward, Ps. xviii. 25, 26. Remember, thou thyself beholdest not the beam O Lord, the children of Edom in the that is in thine own eye? Thou hypoday of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, crite, cast out first the beam out of Rase it, even to the foundations there thine own eye, and then shalt thou see of. O daughter of Babylon, who art to clearly to pull out the mote that is in be destroyed ; happy shall he be, that thy brother's eye, Luke vi. 41, 42. rewardeth thee as thou hast served us, The Pharisee stood and prayed thus cxxxvü, 7,8. And I will rendler unto with himself, God, I thank thee, that Babylon, and to all the inhabitants of I am not as other men are, extortionChaldea all their evil that they have ers, unjust, adulterers, or even as this done in Zion, in your sight, saith the Publican, xviii. 11. LORD, Jer. li. 24. For the day of the b And David's anger was greatly Lord is near upon all the heathen; as kindled against the man, and he said thou hast done, it shall be done unto to Nathan, As the Lord liveth, the man thee : thy reward shall return upon that hath done this thing shall surely thine own head, Obad. 15. And he die; And he shall restore the lamb saith unto them, Take heed what ye fourfold, because he did this thing, hear : With what measure ye mete, it and because he had no pity, 2 Sam. shall be measured to you: and unto xii. 5, 6. But a prophet of the LORD you that hear shall more be given, was there, whose name was Oded : Mark iv. 24. Give, and it shall be and he went out before the host that given unto you: good measure, press came to Samaria, and said unto them, ed down, and shaken together, and Behold, because the LORD God of running over, shall men give into your your fathers was wroth with Judah, bosom. For with the same measure he bath delivered them into your hand, that ye mete withal it shall be mea and ye have slain them in a rage, that sured to you again, Luke vi. 38. But reacheth up unto heaven. And now this I say, He which soweth sparingly ye purpose to keep under the children shall reap also sparingly ; and he of Judah and Jerusalem for bondmen which soweth bountifully shall reap and bondwomen unto you : but are also bountifully, 2 Cor. ix. 6. Seeing there not with you, even with you, sins it is a righteous thing with God to re against the Lord your God ? 2 Chr. compense tribulation to them that trou-xxvüi. 9, 10. But unto the wicked ble you : And to you who are troubled God saith, What hast thou to do to rest with us, when the Lord Jesus declare my statutes, or that thou shall be revealed from heaven with shouldest take my covenant in thy his mighty angels, 2 Thes. i. 6,7. For mouth? Seeing thou hatest instruche shall bave judgment without mer- tion, and castest my words behind cy, that bath shewed no mercy; and thee. When thou sawest a thief, then mercy rejoiceth against judgment, thou consentedst with him, and hast Jam. ii. 13. Reward her even as she been partaker with adulterers. Thou rewarded you, and double unto her givest thy mouth to evil, and thy double according to her works : in the tongue frameth deceit. Thou sittest cup which she hath filled fill to her and speakest against thy brother ; double, Rev. xviü. 6.

thou slanderest thine own mother's

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son. These things hast thou done, and vation ; and uphold me with thy free I kept silence ; thou thoughtest that Spirit. Then will I teach transgressors I was altogether such an one as thy- thy ways; and sinners shall be conself : but I will reprove thee, and set verted unto thee, Ps. li. 9–13. And them in order before thine eyes, Ps. 1. he said unto them, Ye will surely say 16–21. So when they continued ask. unto me this proverb, Physician, heal ing him, he lifted up himself, and said thyself : whatsoever we have heard unto them, He that is without sin done in Capernaum, do also here in among you, let him first cast a stone thy country, Luke iv. 23. Either how at her. And again he stooped down, canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, and wrote on the ground. And they let me pull out the mote that is in which heard it, being convicted by thine eye, when thou thyself beholdtheir own conscience, went out one by est not the beam that is in thine own one, beginning at the eldest, even unto eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the last : and Jesus was left alone, the beam out of thine own eye, and and the woman standing in the midst, then shalt thou see clearly to pull out John viii. 7-9. Thou therefore which the mote that is in thy brother's eye, teachest another, teachest thou not vi. 42. And the evil spirit answered thyself? thou that preachest a man and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I should not steal, dost thou steal ? Thou know; but who are ye? Acts xix. 15. that sayest a man should not commit

VER. 6. adultery, dost thou commit adultery? Thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou

Μη δώτε το άγιον τοϊς κυσί, μηδε βάcommit sacrilege? Thou that makest | λητε τους μαργαρίτας υμών έμπροσθεν thy boast of the law, through break. | των χοίρων" μήποτε καταπατήσωσιν αυing the law dishonourest thou God ? τους εν τοις ποσίν αυτών, και στραφέντες For the name of God is blasphemed | ρήξωσιν υμάς. . among the Gentiles through you, as Give not achat which is holy unto the it is written, Rom. ii. 21-24. Bre- dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before thren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, swine, lest they trample them under their ye which are spiritual, restore such an feet, band turn again and rend you. one in the spirit of meekness ; con a But he answered and said, It is sidering thyself, lest thou also be not meet to take the children's bread, tempted, Gal. vi. 1.

and to cast it to dogs, Matt. xv. 26. VER. 4.

He that reproveth a scorner getteth "Hã égéīs to åden po cov. A peç éxbé. to himself shame: and he that reλω το κάφρος από του οφθαλμού σου και buketh a wicked man getteth himself a δού η δοκός εν τω οφθαλμώ σου;

blot. Reprove not a scorner, lest he Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, hate thee : Rebuke a wise man, and Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye ; he will love thee, Prov. ix. 7,8. Speak and, behold, a beam is in thine oun eye? not in the ears of a fool : for he will VER. 5.

despise the wisdom of thy words, “Υποκριτά, έκβαλε πρώτον την δοκών εκ xxiii. 9. As a dog returneth to his TO ópeanuc cou, xal tóre diaBaétais vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly, fpeßansiv rò xáępos éx tou opdanpeoũ Toù xxvi. 11. But when the Jews saw αδελφού σου. .

the multitudes, they were filled with a Thou hypocrite, bfirst cust out the beam envy, and spake against those things out of thine own eye; und then shalt which were spoken by Paul, contrathou see clearly to cast out the mote out dicting and blaspheming. Then Paul of thy brother's eye.

and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, a See parallels on clause 2, ver. 2. It was necessary that the word of chap. vi.

God should first have been spoken to Hide the face from my sins, and you : but seeing ye put it from you, blot out all mme iniquities. Create and judge yourselves unworthy of everin me a clean heart, O God; and re- lasting life, lo, we turn to the Gennew a right spirit within me. Cast tiles. For so hath the Lord commanded me not away from thy presence; and us, saying, I have set thee to be a light take not thy Holy Spirit from me. of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest Restore unto me the joy of thy sal. I be for salvation to the ends of the

Call upon

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A, D. 31. earth, Acts xiii. 45-47. Beware of plenteous in mercy unto all them that dogs, beware of evil workers, beware call upon thee, lxxxvi. 3. Thou openof the concision, Phil. iii. 2. Of how est thine hand, and satisfiest the demuch sorer punishment, suppose ye, sire of every living thing. He will shall he be thought worthy, who hath fulfil the desire of them that fear him, trodden under foot the Son of God, he also will hear their cry, and will and bath counted the blood of the co save them, cxlv. 16. 19. Seek ye the venant, wherewith he was sanctified, LORD while he may be found, call ye an unholy thing, and hath done despite upon him while he is near. Let the unto the Spirit of grace? Heb. x. 29. wicked forsake his way, and the un-. But it is happened unto them accord- righteous man his thoughts: and let ing to the true proverb, The dog is him return unto the Lord, and he will turned to his own vomit again; and have mercy upon him ; and to our the sow that was washed, to her wal- God, for he will abundantly pardon, lowing in the mire, 2 Pet. ii. 22. Isa. Iv. 6,7. Then shall ye call upon

b But they made light of it, and went me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, their ways, one to his farm, another to and I will hearken unto you. And his merchandise: And the remnant ye shall seek me, and find me,

when took his servants, and entreated them ye shall search for me with all your spitefully, and slew them, Matt. xxii. heart, Jer. xxix. 12, 13. 5, 6. And then shall many be of- me, and I will answer thee, and shew fended, and shall betray one another, thee great and mighty things, which and shall hate one another, xxiv. 10. thou knowest not, xxxiii. 3. ThereIn journeyings often, in perils of fore I say unto you, What things waters, in perils of robbers, in perils soever ye desire, when ye pray, beby mine own countrymen, in perils by lieve that ye receive them, and ye the heathen, in perils in the city, in shall have them, Mark xi. 24.

And perils in the wilderness, in perils in I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be the sea, in perils among false brethren, given you; seek, and ye shall find ; 2 Cor. xi. 26. Alexander the copper-knock, and itshall be opened unto you. smith did me much evil: the Lord re For every one that asketh receiveth; ward him according to his works: Of and he that seeketh findeth; and to whom be thou ware also; for he hath him that knocketh it shall be opened. greatly withstood our words, 2 Tim.iv. If ye then, being evil, know how to 14, 15.

give good gifts unto your children ; VER. 7.

how much more shall your heavenly Αιτείτε, καί δοθήσεται υμίν ζητείτε, | Father give the Holy Spirit to them ral sighcits• xpoúeti, xai švorghostasipit. that ask him, Luke xi: 9, 10. 13. And

Ask, aand it shall be given you ; bseek, he spake a parable unto them to this and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be end, that men ought always to pray, opened unto you:

and not to faint, xviii. 1. Jesus an* If ye then, being evil, know how swered and said unto her, If thou to give good gifts unto your children, knewest the gift of God, and who'it how much more shall your father is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; which is in heaven, give good things thou wouldest have asked of him, and to them that ask him? Matt. vii. 11. he would have given thee living water, And all things, whatsoever ye shall John iv. 10. And whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer believing, ye shall re- ask in my name, that will I do, that ceive, xxi. 22. In Gibeon the LORD the Father may be glorified in the Son, appeared to Solomon in a dream by xiv. 13. Ye have not chosen me, but night : and God said, Ask what I shall I have chosen you, and ordained you, give thee, 1 Kings iii. 5. Lord, thou that you should go and bring forth hast heard the desire of the humble : fruit, and that your fruit

should rethou wilt prepare their heart, thou main: that whatsoever ye shall ask wilt cause thine ear to hear, Ps. x. 17. of the Father in my name, he may And call upon me in the day of trou- give it you, xv. 16. And in that day ble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, glorify me, I. 15. For thou, Lord, verily, I say unto you, whatsoever ye art good, and ready to forgive ; and I shall ask the Father in my name, he

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A. D, 31. will give it you. Hitherto have ye I love them that love me; and those asked nothing in my name : ask, and that seek me early shall find me, Prov. ye shall receive, that your joy may be viii. 17. I will rise now, and go full, xvi. 23, 24. If any of you lack about the city in the streets, and in wisdom, let him ask of God, that the broad ways I will seek him whom giveth to all men liberally, and up- my soul loveth: I sought him but I braideth not; and it shall be given found him not, Cant. iii. 2. For thus him. But let him ask in faith, no- saith the LORD unto the house of thing wavering; for he that wavereth Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live, is like a wave of the sea driven with Amos v. 4. Who will render to every the wind and tossed, James i. -5, 6. man according to his deeds, Rom. ii. 6. And the prayer of faith shall save There is none that understand, there the sick, and the Lord shall raise him is none that seeketh after God, ii. 11. up; and if he have committed sins, But without faith it is impossible to they shall be forgiven him, v. 15. please him: For he that cometh to And whatsoever we ask, we receive God must believe that he is, and that of him, because we keep his command he is a rewarder of them that dili. ments, and do those things that are gently seek him, Heb. xi. 6. pleasing in his sight, 1 John iii. 22. When once the master of the house And this is the confidence that we is risen up, and hath shut too the door, have in him, that if we ask any thing and ye begin to stand without, and according to his will, he heareth us : to knock at the door, saying, Lord, And if we know that he hear us, what- Lord, open unto us; and he shall ansoever we ask, we know that we have swer and say unto you, I know not the petitions that we desired of him, whence ye are, Luke xiii. 25. v. 14, 15. Because thou sayest, I am

VER. 8. rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing ; and knowest

Πάς γαρ ο αιτών λαμβάνει, και ο ζητών not that thou art wretched, and miser. sügíoxes

, nai Tod upoúorti ároyaetai. able, and poor, and blind, and naked : For a every one that asketh, receivI counsel thee to buy of me gold tried eth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; to him that knocketh, it shall be opened. and white raiment that thou mayest

a And, behold, a woman of Canaan be clothed, and that the shame of thy came out of the same coasts, and cried nakedness do not appear; and anoint unto him, saying, Have mercy on thine eyes with eye-salve, that thou me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my mayest see, Rev. iii. 17, 18.

daughter is grievously vexed with a deBut seek ye first the kingdom of vil. But he answered her not a word. God, and his righteousness; and all And his disciples came and besought these things shall be added unto you, him, saying, Send her away; for she Matt. vi. 33. The wicked, through the crieth after us. But he answered pride of his countenance, will not seek and said, I am not sent but unto the

my God: God is not in all his lost sheep of the house of Israel. thoughts, Ps. x. 4. When thou saidst, Then came she and worshipped him Seek ye my face; my heart said unto saying, Lord, help me.

But he anthee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek, swered and said, It is not meet to xxvii. 8. The humble shall see this, take the children's bread, and to cast and be glad: and your heart shall live it to dogs. And she said, Truth, that seek God, lxix. 32. Let all those Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs that seek thee rejoice and be glad in which fall from their master's table. thee: and let such as love thy sal. Then Jesus answered and said unto vation, say, continually, Let God be her, O woman, great is thy faith : be magnified, lxx. 4. Glory ye in his it unto thee even as thou wilt

. And holy name : let the heart of them re- her daughter was made whole from joice that seek the LORD. Seek the that very hour, Matt. xv. 22–28. LORD, and his strength : seek his face Manasseh was twelve years old when evermore, cv. 3, 4. Blessed are they he began to reign, and he reigned fifty that keep his testimonies, and that and five years in Jerusalem : But did seek bim with the whole heart, cxix. 2. I that which was evil in the sight of the

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LORD, like unto the abominations of | τα αγαθά διδόναι τοίς τέκνοις υμών, πόσου the heathen, whom the LoRD had μάλλον ο πατής υμών και εν τοις ουρανούς, cast out before the children of Israel, | δώσει αγαθά τους αιτούσιν αυτόν; 2 Chron. xxxiii. 1, 2. His prayer also, and how God was entreated of give good gifts unto your children, how

If ye then, a being evil, know how to him, and all his sin, and his trespass, much more shall your Father which is in and the places wherein he built high heaven gived good things to them that ask places, and set up groves and graven him? images, before he was humbled ; behold, they are written among the a And God saw that the wickedness sayings of the seers; 19. And said, of man was great in the earth, and I cried by reason of mine affliction that every imagination of the thoughts unto the LORD, and he heard me ;

of his heart was only evil continually, out of the belly of hell cried I, and Gen. vi. 5. And the LORD smelled a thou beardest my voice, Jon. ii. 2. sweet savour, and the LORD said in But let man and beast be covered his heart, I will not again curse the with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto ground any more for man's sake; for God: yea, let them turn every one the imagination of man's heart is evil from his evil way, and from the vio- from his youth ; neither will I again lence that is in their hands. Who smite any more every thing living, as can tell if God will turn and repent, I have done, viii. 21. How much and turn away from his fierce anger, more abominable and filthy is man, that we perish not? And God saw which drinketh iniquity like water? their works, that they turned from Job xv. 16. The Lord looked down their evil way; and God repented of from heaven upon the children of the evil, that he had said that he men, to see if there were any that did would do unto them; and he did it understand ; and seek God. They not, üi. 8-10. And he said unto are all gone aside, they are all togeJesus, Lord, remember me when thou ther become filthy: there is none that comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus doeth good, no, not one, Psal. xiv. 2, said unto bim, Verily I say unto thee, 3. Behold I was shapen in iniquity; To-day shalt thou be with me in pa. and in sin did my mother conceive radise, Luke xxiii. 42, 43.

me, li. 5. The wicked are estranged VER. 9.

from the womb: they go astray as *h tis Ertu üpeão, ävOptos, er lav Iviii. 3. For there is not a just man

soon as they be born, speaking lies, αιτήση ο υιός αυτού άρτον, μή λίθον επιδώσει αυτό;

upon earth, that doeth good, and sin;

neth not, Eccles. vii. 20. The heart a Or what man is there of you, whom of the sons of men is full of evil, and if his son ask tread, will he give him a madness is in their heart while they stone ?

live, and after that they go to the dead, * If a son shall ask bread of any of ix. 3. But we are all as an unclean you that is a father, will he give him thing, and all our righteousnesses are a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for as filthy rags; and we all do fade a fish give him a serpent? Or if he as a leaf; and our iniquities, like shall ask an egg, will he offer him a the wind, have taken us away, Isa. scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know Ixiy, 6. The heart is deceitful above how to give good gifts unto your chil- all things, and desperately wicked : dren: how much more shall your hea- who can know it? Jer. xvii. 9. And venly Father give the Holy Spirit to he said, That which cometh out of the them that ask him? Luke xi. 11–13. man, that defileth the man. For from VER. 10.

within, out of the heart of men, proKai tàv iz dūv althon, peš špov imidúce ceed evil thoughts, adulteries, forni

cations, murders, thefts, covetousness, airs;

wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolish'serpent ?

ness : All these evil things come from 11.

within, and defile the man, Mark vii. El otrúpai's, wompol ovTES, odati dócha | 20–23. What then? are we better

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