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A. D. 31. Even so a every good tree bringeth | cified the flesh with the affections and forth good fruit ; b but a corrupt tree lusts, Gal. v. 22-24. (For the fruit bringeth forth evil fruit.
of the Spirit is in all goodness and a And he shall be like a tree plant. righteousness and truth ;) Eph. v. 9. ed by the rivers of water, that bring- Being filled with the fruits of righteeth forth his fruit in his season; his ousness, which are by Jesus Christ, leaf also shall not wither; and what unto the glory and praise of God, Phil. soever he doeth shall prosper, Ps. i. i. 11. That ye might walk worthy of 3. Those that be planted in the house the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitof the LORD shall flourish in the ful in every good work, and increascourts of our God. They shall still ing in the knowledge of God, Col. i. bring forth fruit in old age; they shall 10. But the wisdom that is from be fat and flourishing, xcii. 13, 14. above is first pure, then peaceable, And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, of mercy and good fruits, without parbetwixt me and my vineyard. What tiality, and without hypocrisy. And could have been done more to my the fruit of righteousness is sown vineyard, that I have not done in it? in peace of them that make
peace, wherefore, when I looked that it James iii. 17, 18. should bring forth grapes, brought it b Either make the tree good, and forth wild grapes? And now go to; I his fruit good ; or else make the tree will tell you what I will do to my corrupt, and his fruit corrupt : for the vineyard : I will take away the hedge tree is known by his fruit. O generathereof, and it shall be eaten up; and tion of vipers, how can ye, being evil, break down the wall thereof, and it speak good things? for out of the shall be trodden down, Isa. v. 3-5. abundance of the heart the mouth To appoint unto them that mourn in speaketh. A good man out of the Zion, to give unto them beauty for good treasure of the heart bringeth ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the forth good things: and an evil man garment of praise for the spirit, of out of the evil treasure bringeth forth heaviness: that they might be called evil things, Matt. xii. 33–35. These trees of righteousness, the planting of are spots in your feasts of charity, the Lord, that he might be glorified, when they feast with you, feeding lxi. 3. For he shall be as a tree plant- themselves without fear: clouds they ed by the waters, and that spreadeth are without water, carried about of out her roots by the river, and shall winds; trees whose fruit withereth, not see when heat cometh, but her without fruit, twice dead, plucked up leaf shall be green; and shall not be by the roots, Jude 12. careful in the year of drought, neither
VER. 18. sball cease from yielding fruit, Jer. xvii. 8. He spake also this parable; gols nostít, oudè sérdcov campoo razmous
Ου δύναται δένδρον αγαθών καρπούς πονηA certain man had a fig-tree planted
καλους ποιείν. . in his vineyard ; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. A good tree a cannot bring forth evil Then said he unto the dresser of his fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring vineyard ; Behold, these three years forth good fruit. I come seeking fruit on this fig-tree, a For the flesh lusteth against the and find none: cut it down; why Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: cumbereth it the ground? And he and these are contrary the one to the answering said unto him, Lord, let it other, so that ye cannot do the things alone this year also, till I shall dig that ye would, Gal. v. 17. Can the about it, and dung it: And if it bear fig-tree, my brethren, bear olive-berfruit, well: and if not, then after that ries? either a vine, figs ? so can no thou shalt cut it down, Luke xiii. 6, fountain both yield salt water and 9. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, fresh, James iii. 12. Whosoever is joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, bom of God doth not commit sin; goodness, faith, meekness, tempe- for his seed remaineth in him : and rance : against such there is no law. he cannot sin, because he is bom And they that are Christ's have cru of God. In this the children of God
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are manifest, and the children of the when the fire hath devoured it, and it devil: whosoever doeth not righteous- is burned? Therefore thus saith the ness is not of God, neither he that lov. Lord God; As the vine-tree among eth not his brother, 1 John iï. 9, 10. the trees of the forest, which I have VER. 19.
given to the fire for fuel, so will I give não térdeov pes moscūv nagtròn rando, ex- will set my face against them; they
the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And I κόπτεται, και εις συρ βάλλεται.
shall go out from one fire, and another Every tree that a bringeth not forth fire shall devour them; and ye shall good fruit is hewn down, and cast into know that I am the LORD, when I set
my face against them, Ezek. xv. 2-7. a And now also the axe is laid unto Every branch in me that beareth not the root of the trees : therefore every fruit he taketh away: and every branch tree which bringeth not forth good that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that fruit is hewn down, and cast into the it may bring forth more fruit. If a man fire, Matt. iii. 10.& Luke iii. 9. And abide not in me, he is cast forth as a when he saw a fig-tree in the way, he branch, and is withered ; and men gacame to it, and found nothing thereon, ther them, and cast them into the fire, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let and they are burned, John xv. 2. 6. no fruit grow on thee henceforward But that which beareth thorns and for ever. And presently the fig-tree briers is rejected, and is nigh unto withered away. And when the disci- cursing; whose end is to be burned, ples saw it, they marvelled, saying, Heb. vi. 8. How soon is the fig tree withered
VER. 20. away! Matt. xxi. 19, 20. And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to ceche avtoùG.
"Αραγε από των καρπών αυτών επιγνώmy vineyard : I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten
Wherefore a by their fruits ye shall
know them. up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down: And I a Ye shall know them by their fruits. will lay it waste: itshall not be pruned, Do men gather grapes of thorns, or nor digged; but there shall come up figs of thistles ? Matt. vii. 16. And briers and thorns: I will also com now I say unto you, Refrain from mand the clouds that they rain no these men, and let them alone : for if rain upon it. For the vineyard of the this counsel or this work be of men, it LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, will come to nought, Acts v. 38. and the men of Judah his pleasant
VER. 21. plant : and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteous- | λεύσεται εις την βασιλείαν των ουρανών:
Ού πάς ο λέγων μοι, Κύριε, Κύριε, εισεness, but behold a cry, Isa. 5-7. When the boughs thereofare withered, άλλ' ο ποιών το θέλημα του πατρός μου they shall be broken off: the women
του εν ουρανούς. come, and set them on fire: for it is a Not every one that a saith unto me, people of no understanding: therefore Lord, Lord, b shall enter into the kinghe that made them will not have dom of heaven; but he cthat doeth the mercy on them, and he that formed will of dmy Father e which is in heaven. them will shew them no favour, xxvii. a Afterward came also the other 11. Son of man, what is the vine-tree virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to more than any tree, or than a branch us. But he answered and said, Verily which is among the trees of the forest? I say unto you, I know you not, Matt. Shall wood be taken thereof to do any xxv. 11, 12. Israel shall
cry unto work? or will men take a pin of it to My God, we know thee. Israel hath hang any vessel thereon? Behold, it cast off the thing that is good : the is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire enemy shall pursue him, Hos. viii. 2, devoureth both the ends of it, and the 3. And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, midst of it is burned. Is it meet for and do not the things which I say? any work? Behold, when it was whole Luke vi. 46. When once the master it was meet for no work : how much of the house is risen up, and hath shut less shall it be meet yet for any work, I to the door, and ye begin to stand
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MATT. VII. 21.
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without, and to knock at the door, John vi. 40. If any man will do his saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and will, he shall know of the doctrine, he shall answer and say unto you, I whether it be of God, or whether I know you not whence ye are, xiii. 25. speak of myself, vii. 17. And be not Then certain of the vagabond Jews, conformed to this world: but be ye exorcists, took upon them to call over transformed by the renewing of your them which had evil spirits the name mind, that ye may prove what is that of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure good, and acceptable, and perfect, you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth, will of God, Rom. xii. 2. Not with Acts xix. 13. They profess that they eyeservice, as menpleasers ; but as know God; but in works they de- the servants of Christ, doing the will ny him, being abominable, and dis- of God from the heart, Ephes. vi. 6. obedient, and unto every good work Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant reprobate, Tit. i. 16. But wilt thou of Christ, saluteth you, always labourknow, O vain man, that faith without ing fervently for you in prayers, that works is dead? Was not Abraham ye may stand perfect and complete in our father justified by works, when he all the will of God, Col. iv. 12. For had offered Isaac his son upon the this is the will of God, even your sancaltar? Seest thou how faith wrought tification, that ye should abstain from with his works, and by works was fornication, 1 Thess. iv. 3. In every faith made perfect? And the Scripture thing give thanks : for this is the will was fulfilled which saith, Abraham of God in Christ Jesus concerning you, believed God, and it was imputed un v. 18. Make you perfect in every to him for righteousness : and he was good work to do his will, working in called the Friend of God. Ye see then you that which is well pleasing in his how that by works a man is justified, sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom and not by faith only. Likewise also be glory for ever and ever. Amen, was not Rabab the harlot justified by Heb. xiii. 21. For so is the will of works, when she had received the mes- God, that with well-doing ye may put sengers, and had sent them out another to silence the ignorance of foolish men, way? For as the body without the 1 Pet. ii. 15. That he no longer should spirit is dead, so faith without works live the rest of his time in the flesh to is dead also, James ii. 20—26. the lusts of men, but to the will of
b See parallels on last clause, ver. God, iv. 2. Beloved, if our heart con20. ch. v.
demn us not, then have we confidence c For whosoever shall do the will toward God. And whatsoever we ask, of my Father which is in heaven, the we receive of him, because we keep same is my brother, and sister, and his commandments, and do those mother, Matt. xii. 50. He answered things that are pleasing in his sight. and said, I will not: but afterward he And this is his commandment, That repented, and went. And he came to we should believe on the name of his the second, and said likewise. And Son Jesus Christ, and love one anhe answered and said, I go, sir : and other, as he gave us commandment. went not. Whether of them twain did And he that keepeth his commandthe will of his father? They say unto ments dwelleth in him, and he in him. him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, And hereby we know that he abideth Verily I say unto you, that the pub- in us, by the Spirit which he hath licans and the harlots go into the king given us, 1 John iii. 21-24. Blessed dom of God before you, xxi. 29–31. ure they that do his commandinents, For whosoever shall do the will of that they may have right to the tree God, the same is my brother, and my of life, and may enter in through the sister, and mother, Mark iii. 35. But gates into the city, Rev. xxii. 14. he said, Yea rather, blessed are they d Whosoever therefore shall confess that hear the word of God, and keep me before men, him will I confess also it, Luke xi. 28. And this is the will before my Father which is in heaven. of him that sent me, That every one But whosoever shall deny me before which seeth the Son, and believeth on men, him will I also deny before my him, may have everlasting life: and Father which is in heaven, Matt. x. I will raise him up at the last day, 32, 33. And Jesus answered and said
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unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon out devils? and in thy nume done many
is great- come to be glorified in his saints, and er than all : and no man is able to to be admired in all them that bepluck them out of my Father's hand. lieve (because our testimony among I and my Father are one, x. 29, 30. If you was believed ) in that day, 2 Thess. ye had known me, ye should have i. 10. For the which cause I also known my Father also : and from suffer these things : nevertheless I henceforth ye know him, and have am not ashamed: for I know whom I seen him, xiv. 7. He that hateth me have believed, and am persuaded that bateth my Father also, xv. 23. And he is able to keep that which I have he shall rule them with a rod of iron; committed unto him against that day, as the vessels of a potter shall they 2 Tim. i. 12. The Lord grant unto be broken to shivers : even 'as I re him that he may find mercy of the ceived of my Father, Rev. ii. 27. He Lord in that day: and in how many that overcometh, the same shall be things he ministered unto me at Epheclothed in white raiment; and I will sus, thou knowest very well, 18. not blot out his name out of the book Henceforth there is laid up for me a of life, but I will confess his name crown of righteousness, which the before my Father, and before his an- Lord, the righteous judge, shall give gels, iii. 5.
me at that day: and not to me only, e See parallels on last clause, ver. but unto all them also that love his 16. ch. v.
appearing, iv. 8. VER, 22.
b These twelve Jesus sent forth, and
commanded them, saying, Go not into Πολλοί ερούσί μοι εν εκείνη τη ημέρgthe way of the Gentiles, and into any Κύριε, Κύριε, ου τω σω ονόματι προεφητεύ- city of the Samaritans enter ye not : Camer,
και τω σώ ονόματι δαιμόνια εξεβά- But go rather to the lost sheep of the Aousy, nai to co évópati duráveis Tondàs house of Israel. And as ye go, preach, εποιήσαμεν;
saying, The kingdom of heaven is at Many will say
in that day, han Heal the sick, cleanse the leLord, Lord, b have we not prophesied in pers, raise the dead, cast out devils : thy name? and in thy name have cast | freely ye have received, freely give,
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Matt. x. 5—8. He hath said, which on the left hand, Depart from me, ye heard the words of God, which saw cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared the vision of the Almighty, falling into for the devil and his angels, Matt. xxv. a trance, but having his eyes open, 41. The foolish shall not stand in Numb. xxiv. 4. Then shall ye begin thy sight: thou hatest all workers of to say, We have eaten and drunk in iniquity, Ps. v. 5. Depart from me, thy presence, and thou hast taught in all ye workers of iniquity; for the our streets, Luke xiii
. 26. And this LORD hath heard the voice of my weepspake he not of himself: but being ing, vi. 8. But he shall say, I tell high-priest that year, he prophesied you, I know you not whence ye are ; that Jesus should die for that nation, depart from me, all ye workers of iniJohn xi. 51. Though I speak with quity, Luke xiii. 27. the tongues of men and of angels, and
VER. 24. have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. Toúrous, sal wilī aitojs, ģuosása aitè
Πάς ούν όστις ακούει μου τους λόγους And though I have the eft f PTO: | ανδρί φρονίμω, όστις ώκοδόμησε την οικίαν phecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have evrī lai thu tétgar. all faith, so that I could remove moun
Therefore a whosoever heureth these tains, and have not charity, I am no- sayings of mine, and doeth them, b I will thing, 1 Cor. xiii. 1, 2. For it is im- liken him unto a wise man, which built possible for those who were once en
his house upon a rock : lightened, and have tasted of the bea a Blessed ure the poor in spirit; for venly gift, and were made partakers theirs is the kingdom of heaven, Matt. of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted of v. 3. For if ye forgive men their tresthe good word of God, and the powers passes, your heavenly Father will also of the world to come, If they shall fall forgive you : But if ye forgive not men away, to renew them again unto re their trespasses, neither will your Fapentance; seeing they crucify to them- ther forgive your trespasses, vi. 14, selves the Son of God afresh, and put 15. Ask, and it shall be given you; him to an open shame, Heb. vi. 4-6. seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it VER. 23.
shall be opened unto you: For every Και τότε ομολογήσω αυτούς, ότι ουδέπο- Ithat Beeketh findeth ; and to him
one that asketh receiveth; and TE igra ipi'āso á proxwesīte ám' lucû oi that knocketh it shall be opened, εργαζόμενοι την ανομίαν. .
vii. 7, 8. Enter ye in at the strait And then will a I profess unto them, I
gate : : for wide is the gate, and broad never knew you : b depart from me, ye is the way, that leadeth to destructhat work iniquity.
tion, and many there be which go in a But he answered and said, Verily thereat: Because strait is the gate, I say unto you, I know you not, Matt. and narrow is the way, which leadeth xxv. 12. I am the good shepherd, unto life, and few there be that find and know my sheep, and am known of it, 13, 14. For whosoever shall do mine, John x. 14. My sheep hear my the will of my Father which is in voice, and I know them, and they heaven, the same is my brother, and follow me: And I give unto them eter sister, and mother, xü. 50. Whosonal life; and they shall never perish, ever corneth to me, and heareth my neither shall any man pluck them out sayings, and doeth them, I will shew of my hand. My Father, which gave you to whom he is like: He is like a them me, is greater than all ; and man which built an house, and digged no man is able to pluck them out of deep, and laid the foundation on a my Father's hand. I and my Father rock: and when the flood arose, the are one, 27—30. Nevertheless the stream beat vehemently upon that foundation of God standeth sure, hav. house, and could not shake it: for it ing this seal, The Lord knoweth was founded upon a rock. But he them that are his. And, Let every that heareth, and doeth not, is like a one that nameth the name of Christ man that without a foundation built depart from iniquity, 2 Tim. ii. 19. an house upon the earth ; against
6 Then shall he say also unto them, which the stream did beat vehemently,