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A. D. 31. and immediately it fell ; and the ruin he was. But whoso looketh into the of that house was great, Luke vi. 47 -- perfect law of liberty, and continueth 49. But he said, Yea, rather, blessed therein, he being not a forgetful hearare they that hear the word of God, er, but a doer of the work, this man and keep it, xi. 28. If ye know these shall be blessed in his deed. If any things, happy are ye if ye do them, man among you seem to be religious, John xiii. 17. If ye love me, keep and bridleth not his tongue, but demy commandments, xiv. 15. Judas ceiveth his own heart, this man's resaith unto him (not Iscariot), Lord, ligion is vain. Pure religion and unhow is it that thou wilt manifest thy- defiled before God and the Father is self unto us, and not unto the world? this, To visit the fatherless and wiJesus answered and said unto him, If dows in their affliction, and to keep a man love me, he will keep my words: himself unspotted from the world, and my Father will love him, and we James i. 21-27. Even so faith, if it will come unto him, and make our hath not works, is dead, being alone. abode with him. He that loveth me Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, not, keepeth not my sayings: and the and I have works: shew me thy faith word which ye hear is not mine, but without thy works, and I will shew the Father's which sent me, 22--24. thee my faith by my works. Thou If ye keep my commandments, ye believest that there is one God; thou shall abide in my love ; even as I have doest well. The devils also believe, kept my Father's commandments, and and tremble. But wilt thou know, 0 abide in his love, xv. 10. Ye are my vain man, that faith without works is friends, if ye do whatsoever I com- dead? Was not Abraham our father mand you, 14. Who will render to justified by works, when he had every man according to his deeds: offered Isaac his son upon the altar? To them who by patient continuance Seest thou how faith wrought with his in well-doing seek for glory and ho-works, and by works was faith made nour and immortality, eternal life: perfect? And the Scripture was fulBut unto them that are contentious, filled which saith, Abraham believed and do not obey the truth, but obey un. God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness, indignation and wrath, righteousness and he was called the tribulation and anguish, upon every Friend of God. Ye see then how that soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew by works a man is justified, and not first, and also of the Gentile, Rom. ii. by faith only. Likewise also was not 6-9. For in Jesus Christ neither Rahab the harlot justified by works, circumcision availeth any thing, nor when she had received the messenuncircumcision ; but faith which work- gers, and had sent them out another eth by love. Ye did run well ; who way! For as the body without the did hinder you that ye should not spirit is dead, so faith without works obey the truth? Gal. v. 6,7. Be not is dead also, ii. 17—26. And hereby deceived; God is not mocked: for we do know that we know him, if we whatsoever a man soweth, that shall keep his commandments, 1 John ii. 3. he also reap. For he that soweth to And whatsoever we ask, we receive of his flesh shall of the flesh reap cor him, because we keep his commandruption ; but he that soweth to the ments, and do those things that are Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life ever-pleasing in his sight. And this is his lasting, vi. 7, 8. Wherefore lay apart commandment, That we should beall filthiness and superfluity of naugh- lieve on the name of his Son Jesus tiness, and receive with meekness the Christ, and love one another, as he engrafted word, which is able to save gave us commandment. And he that your souls. But be ye doers of the keepeth his commandments dwelleth word, and not hearers only, deceiving in him, and he in him. And hereby your own selves. For if any be a hear we know that he abideth in us, by the er of the word, and not a doer, he is Spirit which he hath given us, iii. like unto a man beholding his natural 22—94. For this is the love of God, face in a glass : For he beholdeth him- that we keep his commandments: and self, and goeth his way, and straight- his commandments are not grievous. way forgetteth what manner of man For whatsoever is born of God over


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cometh the world : and this is the vic-dation, and another buildeth thereon. tory that overcometh the world, even But let every man take heed how he our faith. Who is he that overcometh buildeth thereupon. For other founthe world, but he that believeth that dation can no man lay than that is Jesus is the Son of God? v. 3–5. laid, which is Jesus Christ, 1 Cor. iii. Blessed ure they that do his command- 10, 11. ments, that they may have right to

VER. 25. the tree of life, and may enter in

Και κατέβη η βροχή, και ήλθον οι σοταthrough the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers

, and mai, mai

, laviusay oi inpos, sai mpecénswhoremongers, and murderers, and

σαν τη οικία εκείνη, και ουκ έπεσε· τεθεμε

λίωτο γαρ επί την πέτραν. idolaters, and whosoever loveth and

. maketh a lie, Rev. xxii. 14, 15.

And a the rain descended, and the b And unto man he said, Behold, foods came, and the winds blew, and the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom;

beat upon that house'; and it fell not : and to depart from evil is understand for it was founded upon a rock. ing, Job xxviii. 28. The fear of the a Say unto them which daub it with LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a untempered morter, that it shall fall : good understanding have all they that there shall be an overflowing shower; do his commandments: his praise en- and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; dureth for ever, Ps. cxi. 10. The wise and a stormy wind shall rend it, Ez. in heart will receive commandments : xiii. 11, &c. And he shall sit as a rebut a prating fool shall fall, Prov. x. finer and purifier of silver : and he 8. The wisdom of the prudent is to shall purify the sons of Levi, and understand his way: but the folly of purge them as gold and silver, that fools is deceit, xiv. 8. Who is a wise they may offer unto the Lord an offerman and endued with knowledge ing in righteousness, Mal. ii. 3. Conamong you? let him shew out of a firming the souls of the disciples, and good conversation his works with exhorting them to continue in the meekness of wisdom. But if ye have faith, and that we must through much bitter envying and strife in your tribulation enter into the kingdom of hearts, glory not, and lię not against God, Acts xiv. 22. Every man's work the truth. This wisdom descendeth shall be made manifest: for the day not from above, but is earthly, sen- shall declare it, because it shall be resual, devilish. For where envying vealed by fire ; and the fire shall try and strife is, there is confusion and every man's work of what sort it is. every evil work. But the wisdom that If any man's work abide which he is from above is first pure, then hath built thereupon, he shall receive peaceable, gentle, and easy to be en a reward. If any man's work shall treated, full of mercy and good fruits, be burned, he shall suffer loss: but without partiality, and without hypo- he himself shall be saved; yet so as crisy. And the fruit of righteousness by fire, 1 Cor. iii. 13–15. Blessed is is sown in peace of them that make the man that endureth temptation : peace, James iii. 13-18.

for when he is tried, he shall receive © Ascribe ye greatness unto our the crown of life, which the Lord hath God. He is the rock, his work is per promised to them that love him, James fect, Deut. xxxii. 3, 4. The Lord is i. 12. That the trial of your faith, my rock, and my fortress, and my de. being much more precious than of gold liverer ; my God, my strength, in that perisheth, though it be tried with whom I will trust, Ps. xviii. 2. For fire, might be found unto praise and who is God save the LORD? and who honour and glory at the appearing of is a rock save our God ? 31. And Jesus Christ, 1 Pet. i. 7. I say also unto thee, That thou art b And I say also unto thee, That Peter, and upon this rock I will build thou art Peter, and upon this rock I my church ; and the gates of hell will build my church ; and the gates of shall not prevail against it, Matt. xvi. hell shall not prevail against it, Matt. 18. According to the grace of God xvi. 18. They that trust in the LORD which is given unto me, as a wise shall be mount Zion, which cannot master-builder, I have laid the foun. be removed, but abideth for ever. As

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the mountains are round about Jeru- self, and they enter in and dwell there : salem, so the Lord is round about his and the last stute of that man is worse people from henceforth even for ever, than the first. Even so shall it be Ps. cxxv. 1, 2. That Christ may also unto this wicked generation, Matt. dwell in your hearts by faith ; that xii. 43–45. When any one heareth ye, being rooted and grounded in love, the word of the kingdom, and underEph. ii. 17. Rooted and built up in standeth it not, then cometh the wickhim, and stablished in the faith, as ye ed one, and catcheth away that which have been taught, abounding there was sown in his heart. This is he in with thanksgiving, Col. i. 7. Who which received seed by the way-side. are kept by the power of God through But he that received the seed into faith unto salvation, 1 Pet. i. 5. They stony places, the same is he that hearwent out from us, but they were not eth the word, and anon with joy reof us ; for if they had been of us, they ceiveth it ; Yet hath he not root in would no doubt have continued with himself, but dureth for a while : for us : but they went out, that they might when tribulation or persecution arisbe made manifest that they were not eth because of the word, by and by be all of us, 1 John ii. 19.

is offended. He also that received VER. 26.

seed among the thorns is he that hearΚαι πάς ο ακούων μου τους λόγους του- eth the word ; and the care of this Tous nad per Frosão autoùs, oreciwohcital world, and the deceitfulness of riches, ardpi umpo, atış wxodójnos mig oixiar choke the word, and he becometh unαυτού επί την άμμον.

fruitful, xiii. 19-22. Because, even .

because they have seduced my peo2 And every one that heareth these say, ple, saying, Peace; and there was no ings of mine, and doeth them not, shall peace; and one built up a wall, and, be likened unto a foolish man, which lo, others daubed it with untempered built his house upon the sand :

morter: Say unto them which daub it a Every wise woman buildeth her with untempered morter, that it shall house: but the foolish plucketh it fall : there shall be an overflowing down with her hands, Prov. xiv. 1. shower; and ye, O great hailstones, But he that heareth, and doeth not, shall fall; and a stormy wind shali is like a man that without a founda- rend it. Lo, when the wall is fallen, tion built an house upon the earth; shall it not be said unto you, Where against which the stream did beat is the daubing wherewith ye have vehemently, and immediately it fell; daubed it? Therefore thus saith the and the ruin of that house was great, Lord God; I will even rend it with Luke vi. 49. But wilt thou know, a stormy wind in my fury; and there O vain man, that faith without works shall be an overflowing shower in is dead? James ii. 20.

mine anger, and great hailstones in VER. 27.

my fury to consume it. So will I break Και κατέβη η βροχή, και ήλθον οι ποτα

down the wall that ye have daubed ua, xai érveusar di ärepot, rai argarinot down to the ground, so that the foun

with untempered morter, and bring it tay the oixią éxelvn, na insce' rai ho odation thereof shall be discovered, and στώσις αυτής μεγάλη. .

it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed And the rain descended, and the floods in the midst thereof : and ye shall came, and the winds blew, and beat upon know that I am the Lord. Thus will that house ; * and it fell: and great was I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, the fall of it.

and upon them that have daubed it a When the unclean spirit is gone with untempered morter, and will say out of a man, he walketh through dry unto you, The wall is no more, neither places, seeking rest, and findeth none. they that daubed it; To wit, the proThen he saith, I will return into my phets of Israel which prophesy conhouse from whence I came out; and cerning Jerusalem, and which see when he is come, he findeth it empty, visions of peace for her, and there is swept, and garnished. Then goeth no peace, saith the Lord God, Ez. he, and taketh with himself seven xiii. 10-16. For if we sin wilfully other spirits more wicked than him- | after that we have received the know.

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ledge of the truth, there remaineth no | And they said, Is not this Joseph's more sacrifice for sins, but a certain son? Luke iv. 22. And could not find fearful looking for of judgment and what they might do: for all the peofiery indignation, which shall devour ple were very attentive to hear him, the adversaries. He that despised xix. 48. And the Jews marvelled, Moses' law died without mercy un- saying, How knoweth this man letters, der two or three witnesses : Of how having never learned ? The officers much sorer punishment, suppose ye, answered, Never man spake like this shall he be thought worthy, who hath man, John vii. 15. 46. trodden under foot the Son of God,

VER. 29. and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified,

"Ην γαρ διδάσκων αυτούς ως εξουσίαν an unholy thing, and hath done de: xwv, xai oix des oi Sparepateis. spite unto the Spirit of grace? For we

For he taught them as one a having know him that hath said, Vengeance authority, and not as the Scribes. belongeth unto me, I will recompense, a For I say unto you, That except saith the Lord. And again, The Lord your righteousness shall exceed the shall judge his people. It is a fear-righteousness of the Scribes and Phaful thing to fall into the hands of the risees, ye shall in no case enter into living God, Heb. x. 26-31. For if the kingdom of heaven. But I say unafter they have escaped the pollutions to you, That whosoever looketh on a of the world through the knowledge woman to lust after her hath commitof the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, ted adultery already with her in his they are again entangled therein, and heart. But I say unto you, That whoovercome, the latter end is worse with soever shall put away his wife, saving them than the beginning. For it had for the cause of fornication, causeth been better for them not to have her to commit adultery: and whosoknown the way of righteousness, than, ever shall marry her that is divorced after they have known it, to turn from committeth adultery. But I say unto the holy commandment delivered un you, Love your enemies, bless them to them. But it is happened unto that curse you, do good to them that them according to the true proverb, hate you, and pray for them which The dog is turned to his own vomit despitefully use you, and persecute again, and the sow that was washed you, Matt. v. 20. 28. 32. 44. And to her wallowing in the mire, 2 Pet. when he was come into the temple, ii. 20-22.

the chief priests and the elders of the VER. 28.

people came unto him as he was teachKal lyévet! ÖTE OUVETÉNETEV Ö 'Incois ing, and said, By what authority doTous nóyous toutous, etiaansoorto di öxhos thee this authority? And Jesus an

est thou these things and who gave επί τη διδαχή αυτού .

swered and said unto them, I also will And it came to pass, when Jesus had ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, ended these sayings, a the people were us I in like wise will tell you by what tonished at his doctrine :

authority I do these things. The bapa And when he was come into his tism of John, whence was it? from own country, he taught them in their heaven, or of men? And they reasonsynagogue, insomuch that they were ed with themselves, saying, If we astonished, and said, Whence hath shall say, From heaven; he will say this man this wisdom, and these mighty unto us, Why did ye not then believe works? Matt. xiii. 54. Thou art fairer him? But if we shall say, Of men ; We than the children of men ; grace is fear the people ; for all hold John as a poured into thy lips : therefore God prophet. And they answered Jesus, hath blessed thee for ever, Ps. xlv. 2. and said, We cannot tell. And he And they were astonished at his doc- said unto them, Neither tell I you by trine: for he taught them as one that what authority I do these things, xxi. had authority, and not as the Scribes, 23—27. And Jesus came and spake Mark i. 22. And all bare him witness, unto them, saying, All power is given and wondered the gracious words unto me in heaven and in earth, iii. which proceeded out of his mouth. I 18. I will raise them up a Prophet

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from among their brethren, like unto honour not his father or his mother, thee, and will put my words in his he shall be free. Thus have ye made mouth; and he shall speak unto them, the commandment of God of none efall that I shall command him. And fect by your tradition. Ye hypocrites, it shall come to pass, that who well did Esaias prophesy of you, saysoever will not hearken unto my words ing, This people draweth nigh unto me which he shall speak in my name, I with their mouth, and honoureth me will require it of him, Deut. xviii. 18, with their lips; but their heart is far 19. Where the word of a king is, from me. But in vain they do worship there is power: and who may say unto me, teaching for doctrines the comhim, What doest thou ? Eccles. viii. mandments of men, Matt. xv. 1-9. 4. The Lord God bath given me the Saying, The Scribes and the Pharitongue of the learned, that I should sees sit in Moses' seat : All therefore know how to speak a word in season whatsoever they bid you observe, that to him that is weary: he wakeneth observe and do ; but do not ye after morning by morning, he wakeneth their works: for they say, and do not. mine ear to hear as the learned, Isa. For they bind heavy burdens and 1. 4. But truly I am full of power grievous to be borne, and lay them on by the spirit of the LORD, and of judg- men's shoulders ; but they themselves ment, and of might, to declare unto will not move them with one of their Jacob his transgression, and to Israel fingers. But all their works they do his sin, Mic. iii. 8. For Moses truly for to be seen of men : they make said unto the fathers, A prophet shall broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the Lord your God raise up unto you the borders of their garments. And of your brethren, like unto me; him love the uppermost rooms at feasts, shall ye hear in all things whatsoever and the chief seats in the synagogues, he shall say unto you. And it shall xxiii. 246. Woe unto you, Scribes come to pass, that every soul, which and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye will not hear that prophet, shall be compass sea and land to make one destroyed from among the people, proselyte, and when he is made, ye Acts iii. 22, 23. And they were not make him two-fold more the child of able to resist the wisdom and the spi- hell than yourselves. Woe unto you, rit by which he spake, vi. 10. For ye blind guides, which say, Whosothe word of God is quick, and power- ever shall swear by the temple, it is ful, and sharper than any two-edged nothing ; but whosoever shall swear sword, piercing even to the dividing by the gold of the temple, he is a asunder of soul and spirit, and of the debtor! Ye fools and blind : for whejoints and marrow, and is a discerner ther is greater, the gold, or the temple of the thoughts and intents of the heart that sanctifieth the gold? And, WhoNeither is there any creature that is soever shall swear by the altar, it is not manifest in his sight : but all nothing; but whosoever sweareth by things are naked and opened unto the the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. eyes of him with whom we have to do, i Ye fools and blind : for whether is Heb. iv. 12, 13.

greater, the gift, or the altar that Then came to Jesus Scribes and sanctifieth the gift? Whoso therefore Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, shall swear by the altar, sweareth by saying, Why do thy disciples trans- it, and by all things thereon. And gress the tradition of the elders ? for whoso shall swear by the temple, they wash not their hands when they sweareth by it, and by him that dwell. eat bread. But he answered and said eth therein. And he that shall swear onto them, Why do ye also transgress by heaven, sweareth by the throne of the commandment of God by your God, and by him that sitteth thereon. tradition? For God commanded, say- Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, ing, Honour thy father and mother : hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and, He that curseth father or mother, and anise and cummin, and have let him die the death. But ye say, omitted the weightier matters of the Whosoever shall say to his father or law, judginent, mercy, and faith: these his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever ought ye to have done, and not to thou mightest be profited by me; And i leave the other undone. Ye blind

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