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Lord, who hath believed our report? | yet not the wisdom of this world, nor and to whom hath the arm of the of the princes of this world, that come Lord been revealed? Therefore they to nought: But we speak the wisdom could not believe, because that Esaias of God in a mystery, even the hidden said again, He hath blinded their eyes, wisdom, which God ordained before and hardened their heart ; that they the world unto our glory: Which should not see with their eyes, nor none of the princes of this world understand with their heart, and be knew: for had they known it, they converted, and I should heal them, would not have crucified the Lord of xii. 38–40. (According as it is writ- glory, ii. 6—8. Let no man deceive ten, God hath given them the spirit of himself. If any man among you seemslumber, eyes that they should not eth to be wise in this world, let him besee, and ears that they should not come a fool, that he may be wise. For hear;) unto this day. And David the wisdom of this world is foolishness saith, Let their table be made a snare, with God. For it is written, He taketh and a trap, and a stumblingblock, the wise in their own craftiness. And and a recompence unto them: Let again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts their eyes be darkened, that they may of the wise, that they are vain, ii. not see, and bow down their back al-18–20. But if our gospel be hid, way, Rom. xi. 8–10. For the preach- it is hid to them that are lost: In ing of the cross is to them that perish, whom the god of this world hath foolishness; but unto us which are blinded the minds of them which besaved it is the power of God. For it lieve not, lest the light of the glorious is written, I will destroy the wisdom gospel of Christ, who is the image of of the wise, and will bring to nothing God, should shine unto them. For the understanding of the prudent. we preach not ourselves, but Christ Where is the wise? where is the Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your Scribe? where is the disputer of this servants for Jesus' sake. For God, world? hath not God made foolish the who commanded the light to shine wisdom of this world? For after that out of darkness, hath shined in our in the wisdom of God the world by hearts, to give the light of the knowwisdom knew not God, it pleased ledge of the glory of God in the face God by the foolishness of preaching of Jesus Christ, 2 Cor. iv. 3—6. to save them that believe. For the d And Jesus answered and said unto Jews require a sign, and the Greeks him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barseek after wisdom : But we preach jona : for flesh and blood hath not reChrist crucified, unto the Jews a vealed it unto thee, but my Father stumblingblock; and unto the Greeks which is in heaven, Matt. xvi. 17. foolishness; But unto them which are And said, Verily I say unto you, Excalled, both Jews and Greeks, Christ cept ye be converted, and become as the power of God, and the wisdom of little children, ye shall not enter into God. Because the foolisẢness of God the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever is wiser than men ; and the weakness therefore shall humble himself as this of God is stronger than men. For ye little child, the same is greatest in the see your calling, brethren, how that kingdom of heaven, xviii. 3, 4. And not many wise men after the flesh, said unto him, Hearest thou what not many mighty, not many noble are these say? And Jesus saith unto them, called: But God hath chosen the Yea; have ye never read, Out of the foolish things of the world to confound mouth of babes and sucklings thou the wise ; and God hath chosen the hast perfected praise ? xxi. 18. Out weak things of the world to confound of the mouth of babes and sucklings the things which are mighty; And hast thou ordained strength because base things of the world, and things of thine enemies, that thou mightest which are despised, hath God chosen, still the enemy and the avenger, Ps. yea, and things which are not, to viii. 2. Before I formed thee in the bring to nought things that are; That belly I knew thee; and before thou no flesh should glory in his presence, camest forth out of the womb I sancti1 Cor. i. 18—29. Howbeit we speak fied thee, and I ordained thee a prowisdom among them that are perfect:1phet unto the nations. Then said I,
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VER. 27. child : for thou shalt go to all that I
Πάντα shall send thee, and whatsoever I
μοι παρεδόθη υπό του πατρός μου command thee thou shalt speak, Jer. mai cudsiç eriyivácxel tò vià, ei peis o mai. 3—7. But when Jesus saw it, he woud ator marépa, Tic iniyovassnes
, si per was much displeased, and said unto
ο υιός, και ο εαν βούληται ο υιός αποκαthem, Suffer the little children to come
λύψαι. . unto me, and forbid them not: for of
a All things are delivered unto me of such is the kingdom of God. Verily my Father: and b no man knoweth the I say unto you, whosoever shall not Son, but the Father ; ( neither knoweth receive the kingdom of God as a little any man the Father, save the Son, and child, he shall not enter therein. And he to whomsoever the Son will reveal he took them up in his arms, put his
him. hands upon them, and blessed them, a And Jesus came and spake unto Mark 1. 14–16.
them, saying, All power is given unto VER. 26.
me in heaven and in earth, Matt.
Xxviii. 18. Nal o Fating, öst UTOS éyéveto eigoxía Son, and hath given all things into
The Father loveth the έμπροσθέν σου. .
his hand, John iii. 35. For as the Even so, Father : 2 for so it seemed Father raiseth up the dead, and quickgood in thy sight.
eneth them, even so the Son quicken• Why dost thou strive against him? eth whom he will. For the Father for he giveth not account of any of judgeth no man, but hath committed his matters, Job xxxij. 13. De all judgment unto the Son : that all claring the end from the beginning, men should honour the Son, even as and from ancient times the things they honour the Father. He that that are not yet done, saying, My honoureth not the Son honoureth not counsel shall stand, and I will do all the Father which hath sent him. my pleasure, Isa. xlvi. 10. There- Verily, verily, I say unto you, He fore hath he mercy on whom he that heareth my word, and believeth will have mercy, and whom he will on him that sent me, hath everlasting he hardeneth, Rom. ir. 18. O the life, and shall not come into condemdepth of the riches both of the wisdom nation ; but is passed from death unto and knowledge of God! how un. life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, searchable are his judgments, and his The hour is coming, and now is, when ways past finding out! For who hath the dead shall hear the voice of the known the mind of the Lord ? or who Son of God : and they that hear shall hath been his counsellor? Or who live. For as the Father bath life in hath first given to him, and it shall himself; so hath be given to the Son be recompensed unto him again? For to have life in himself ; And hath of bim, and through bim, and to him, given him authority to execute judgare all things: to whom be glory for ment also, because he is the son of erer. Amen, xi. 33–36. Having man. Marvel not at this : for the made known unto us the mystery of his hour is coming, in the which all that will, according to his good pleasure are in the graves shall hear his voice, which he hath purposed in himself: And shall come forth; they that have In whom also we have obtained an done good, unto the resurrection of inheritance, being predestinated ac- life ; and they that have done evil, cording to the purpose of him who unto the resurrection of damnation, worketh all things after the counsel v. 21–29. , Jesus knowing that the of his own will, Eph. i. 9. 11. Ac Father had given all things into his cording to the eternal purpose which hands, and that he was come from be purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord, God, and went to God, xiii. 3. As j. 11. Who hath saved us, and thou hast given him power over all called us with an holy calling, not filesh, that he should give eternal life according to our works, but according to as many as thou hast given him, to his own purpose and grace, which I xvii. 2. For he must reign, till be
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A. D. 31. hath put all enemies under his feet. | time; the only-begotten Son, which The last enemy that shall be destroy- is in the bosom of the Father, he hath ed is death. For he hath put all declared him, John i. 18. Not that things under his feet. But when he any man hath seen the Father, save saith, all things are put under him, he which is of God, he hath seen the it is manifest that he is excepted, Father, vi. 46. Jesus saith unto him, which did put all things under him, I am the way, the truth, and the life : 1 Cor. xv. 25-27. Which he wrought no man cometh unto the Father, but in Christ, when he raised him from by me. If ye had known me, ye the dead, and set him at his own right should have known my Father also : hand in the heavenly places, Far above and from henceforth ye know him, and all principality, and power, and might, have seen him. Philip saith unto him, and dominion, and every name that Lord, shew us the Father, and it suffiis named, not only in this world, but ceth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have also in that which is to come: And I been so long time with you, hath put all things under his feet, and hast thou not known me, Philip"he gave him to be the head over all that hath seen me hath seen the FaThings to the Church, which is his ther; and how sayest thou then, Shew body, the fulness of him that filleth us the Father? xiv. 6—9. As thou all in all, Eph. i. 20—23. Wherefore hast given him power over all flesh, God also hath highly exalted him, that he should give eternal life to as and given him a name which is above many as thou hast given him. And every name : That at the name of this is life eternal, that they might Jesus every knee should bow, of things know thee the only true God, and Jesus in heaven, and things in earth, and Christ, whom thou hast sent, xvii. 2,3. things under the earth ; And that I have manifested thy name unto the every tongue should confess that Jesus men which thou gavest me out of the Christ is Lord, to the glory of God world : thine they were, and thou the Father, Phil, ii. 9-11. Thou gavest them me ; and they have kept hast put all things in subjection under thy word, 6. O righteous Father, the his feet. For in that he put all in world hath not known thee: but I subjection under him, he left nothing have known thee, and these have that is not put under him. But now known that thou hast sent me. And we see not yet all things put under I have declared unto them thy him. But we see Jesus, who was name, and will declare it: that made a little lower than the angels the love wherewith thou hast loved for the suffering of death, crowned me may be in them, and I in them, with glory and honour ; that he by 25, 26. Whosoever denieth the the grace of God should taste death Son, the same hath not the Father : for every man. For it became him, [but] he that acknowledgeth the Son for whom are all things, and by whom hath the Father also, 1 John ii. 23. are all things, in bringing many sons
And we know that we are of God, unto glory, to make the Captain of and the whole world lieth in wickedtheir salvation perfect through suffer ness. And we know that the Son ings, Heb. ii. 8—10. Who is gone God is come, and hath given us an into heaven, and is on the right hand understanding, that we may know of God; angels and authorities and him that is true, and we are in him powers being made subject unto him, that is true, even in his Son Jesus 1 Pet. iii. 22.
Christ.. This is the true God, and All things are delivered to me of eternal life, v. 19, 20. Whosoever my Father: and no man knoweth who transgresseth, and abideth not in the the Son is, but the Father; and who doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He the Father is, but the Son, and he to that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, whom the Son will reveal him, Luke he hath both the Father and the X. 22. As the Father knoweth me, Son, 2 John 9. even so know I the Father : and I
VER. 28. lay down my life for the sheep, John Δεύτε πρός με πάντες οι κοπιώντες και
πιφορτισμένοι, καγώ αναπαύσω υμάς. No man hath seen God at any a Come unto me, all ye that labour
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Cand are heavy laden, and I will give troubled. Thou hast set our iniquities
before thee, our secret sins in the light a Look unto me, and be ye saved, of thy countenance. For all our days all the ends of the earth : for I am are passed away in thy wrath: we God, and there is none else. I have spend our years as a tale that is told. sworn by myself, the word is gone out The days of our years are threescore of my mouth in righteousness, and years and ten ; and if by reason of shall not return, That unto me every strength they be fourscore years, yet knee shall bow, every tongue shall is their strength labour and sorrow;
Surely, shali one say, in for it is soon cut off, and we fly away, the Lord have I righteousness and xc. 7—10. All things are full of lastrength : even to him shall men come; bour; man cannot utter it: the eye is and all that are incensed against him not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear shall be ashamed. In the LORD shall filled with hearing. I have seen all all the seed of Israel be justified, and the works that are done under the shall glory, Isa. xlv. 22--25. Ho, sun; and, behold, all is vanity and every one that thirsteth, come ye to vexation of spirit, Eccl. i. 8. 14. For the waters, and he that hath no what hath man of all his labour, and money ; ome ye, buy, and eat; yea, of the vexation of his heart, wherein come, buy wine and milk without he hath laboured under the sun? For money and without price. Wherefore all his days are sorrows, and his trado ye spend money for that which is vail grief; yea, his heart taketh not got bread? and your labour for that rest in the night. This is also vanity, which satisfieth not ? hearken dili. ii. 22, 23. There is one alone, and gently unto me, and eat ye that which there is not a second; yea, he hath is good, and let your soul delight it. neither child nor brother: yet is there self in fatness. Incline your ear, and no end of all his labour; neither is come unto me: hear, and your soul his eye satisfied with riches ; neither shall live; and I will make an ever- saith he, For whom do I labour, and lasting covenant with you, even the bereave my soul of good? This is also sure mercies of David, Iv. 1–3. All vanity, yea, it is a sore travail, iv. 8. that the Father giveth me shall come Ah sinful nation, a people laden with to me; and him that cometh to me I iniquity, a seed of evil-doers, children will in no wise cast out, John vi. 37. that are corrupters : they have forIn the last day, that great day of the saken the LORD, they have provoked feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they If any man thirst, let him come unto are gone away backward, Isa. i. 4. me, and drink, vii. 37. And the To appoint unto them that mourn in Spirit and the bride say, Come. And Zion, to give unto them beauty for let him that heareth say, Come. And ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the let him that is athirst come. And garment of praise for the spirit of whosoever will, let him take the heaviness ; that they might be called water of life freely, Rev. xxii. 17. trees of righteousness, the planting of
b For they bind heavy burdens and the LORD, that he might be glorified, grievous to be borne, and lay them on lxi. 3. For all those things hath mine men's shoulders ; but they themselves hand made, and all those things have will not move them with one of their been, saith the Lord: but to this man fingers, Matt. xxiii. 4. Yet man is will I look, even to him that is poor born unto trouble, as the sparks fly and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth upward, Job v.7. Man that is born of at my word, lxvi. 2. Wherewith shall a woman is of few days, and full of I come before the Lord, and bow mytrouble, xiv. 1. For day and night thy self before the high God? shall I come hand was heavy upon me: my mois before him with burnt-offerings ? with ture is turned into the drought of sum- calves of a year old? Will the LORD mer, Ps. xxxii. 4. For mine iniquities be pleased with thousands of rams, or are gone over mine head: as an heavy with ten thousands of rivers of oil ? burden they are too heavy for me, shall I give my firstborn for my transxviii. 4. For we are consumed by gression, the fruit of my body for the thine anger, and by thy wrath are we sin of my soul? He hath shewed thee,
A. D, 31. O man, what is good ; and what doth | i. 7. Let us therefore fear, lest, a the Lord require of thee, but to do promise being left us of entering into justly, and to love mercy, and to walk his rest, any of you should seem to humbly with thy God? Mic. vi. 6—8. come short of it, Heb. iv. 1. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to
VER. 29. put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor
"Αρατε τον ζυγόν μου εφ' υμάς, και we were able to bear? Acts XP. 10. | μάθετε απ' εμού, ότι πραός, είμι και τα For I delight in the law of God after | πεινός τη καρδία και ευρήσετε ανάπαυσιν the inward man : But I see another
ταις ψυχαίς υμών. law in my members, warring against
Take a my yoke upon you, band learn the law of my mind, and bringing me of me; for I am meek and lowly in into captivity to the law of sin which heart: d and ye shull find rest unto your is in my members. O wretched m
souls. that I am! who shall deliver me from a Therefore whosoever heareth these the body of this death ? I thank God sayings of mine, and doeth them, I through Jesus Christ our Lord. So will liken him unto a wise man, which then with the mind I myself serve the built his house upon a rock, Matt. law of God; but with the flesh the law vii. 24. While he yet spake, behold, of sin, Rom. vii. 22–25. Stand fast a bright cloud overshadowed them : therefore in the liberty wherewith and behold a voice out of the cloud, Christ hath made us free, and be not which said, This is my beloved Son, entangled again with the yoke of in whom I am well pleased; hear ye bondage, Gal. v. 1.
him, xvii. 5. If ye know these things, « Take my yoke upon you, and learn happy are ye if ye do them, John of me ; for I am meek and lowly in xiii. 17. He that hath my commandheart : and ye shall find rest unto ments, and keepeth them, be it is your souls, ver. 29. That thou may- that loveth me: and he that loveth est give him rest from the days me shall be loved of my Father, and of adversity, until the pit be digged I will love him, and will manifest myfor the wicked, Ps. xciv. 13. Return self to him. Judah saith unto him, unto thy rest, O my soul; for the not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee, wilt manifest thyself unto us, and cxvi. 7. And in that day there shall not unto the world ? Jesus answered be a root of Jesse, which shall stand and said unto him, If a man love for an ensign of the people; to it shall me, he will keep my words: and my the Gentiles seek : and his rest shall Father will love him, and we will be glorious, Isa. xi. 10. To whom he come unto him, and make our abode said, This is the rest wherewith ye with him. He that loveth me not may cause the weary to rest ; and keepeth not my sayings; and the word this is the refreshing: yet they would which ye hear is not mine, but the not hear, xxvüi. 12. Thus saith the Father's which sent me, xiv. 21--94. LORD, thyRedeemer, the Holy One of If ye keep my commandments, ye Israel; I am the LORD thy God which shall abide in my love; even as I have teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth kept my Father's commandments, and thee by the way that thou shouldest go. abide in his love. These things have O that thou hadst hearkened to my I spoken unto you, that my joy might commandments! then had thy peace remain in you, and that your joy been as a river, and thy righteousness might be full. This is my commandas the waves of the sea, xlviii. 17, 18. ment, l'hat ye love one another, as I Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the have loved you. Greater love hath no ways, and see, and ask for the old man than this, that a man lay down paths, where is the good way, and his life for his friends. Ye are my walk therein, and ye shall find rest for friends, if ye do whatsoever I comyour souls. But they said, We will not mand you, xv. 10–14. To them that walk therein, Jer. vi. 16. And to you are without law, as without law, (being who are troubled rest with us, when not without law to God, but under the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from the law to Christ,) that I might gain beaven with his mighty angels, 2 Thes. them that are without law, 1 Cor.