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MATT. XVIII. 7.

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would slay them, 22—25. Howbeit, | taken out of the way. And then shall because by this deed thou hast given that Wicked be revealed, whom the great occasion to the enemies of the Lord shall consume with the spirit of LORD to blaspheme, the child also his mouth, and shall destroy with the that is born unto thee shall surely die, brightness of his coming : Even him, 2 Sam. xii. 14. Then said he unto whose coming is after the working of the disciples, It is impossible but that Satan with all power and signs and offences will come: but woe unto him, lying wonders, and with all deceivthrough whom they come! Luke xvii. ableness of unrighteousness in them 1. Thou that makest thy boast of that perish; because they received the law, through breaking the law not the love of the truth, that they dishonourest thou God? For the name might be saved. And for this cause of God is blasphemed among the God shall send them strong delusion, Gentiles through you, as it is writ- that they should believe a lie: That ten, Rom. ii. 23, 24. I will therefore they all might be damned who bethat the younger women marry, bear lieved not the truth, but had pleasure children, guide the house, give none in unrighteousness, 2 Thess. ii.3—12. occasion to the adversary to speak Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, reproachfully. For some are already that in the latter times some shall deturned aside after Satan, 1 Tim. v. part from the faith, giving heed to 14, 15. Let as many servants as are seducing spirits, and doctrines of under the yoke count their own mas devils ; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; ters worthy of all honour, that the having their conscience seared with a name of God and his doctrine be not hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and blasphemed, vi. 1. To be discreet, commanding to abstain from meats, chaste, keepers at home, good, obe which God hath created to be redient to their own husbands, that the ceived with thanksgiving of them word of God be not blasphemed, Tit. which believe and know the truth, ii. 5. Sound speech, that cannot be 1 Tim. iv. 1--3. This know also, that condemned ; that he that is of the in the last days perilous times shall contrary part may be ashamed, hav- come. For men shall be lovers of ing no evil thing to say of you, 8. their own selves, covetous, boasters, And many shall follow their perni- proud, blasphemers, disobedient to cious ways; by reason of whom the parents, unthankful, unholy, Without way of truth shall be evil spoken of, natural affection, trucebreakers, false 2 Pet. ii. 2.

accusers, incontinent, fierce, despib And when ye shall hear of wars, sers of those that are good, traitors, and rumours of wars, be ye not trou- heady, highminded, lovers of pleabled: for such things must needs be ; sures more than lovers of God; havbut the end shall not be yet, Mark ing a form of godliness, but denying xiii. 7. For there must be also here the power thereof: from such turn sies among you, that they which are away, 2 Tim. iii. 145. For the time approved may be made manifest will come when they will not endure among you, 1 Cor. xi, 19. Let no man sound doctrine, but after their own deceive you by any means : for that lusts shall they heap to themselves dny shall not come, except there come teachers, having itching ears; And a falling away first, and that man of they shall turn away their ears from sin be revealed, the son of perdition; the truth, and shall be turned unto faWho opposeth and exalteth himself bles, iv. 3, 4. For there are certain above all that is called God, or that men crept in unawares, who were beis worshipped; so that he as God sit- fore of old ordained to this condemteth in the temple of God, shewing nation, ungodly men, turning the himself that he is God. Remember ye grace of our God into lasciviousness, not,that, when I was yet with you, I told and denying the only Lord God, and you these things ? And now ye know our Lord Jesus Christ, Jude 4. what with-holdeth that he might be

c The Son of man shall send forth revealed in his time. For the mystery his angels, and they shall gather out of iniquity doth already work only of his kingdom all things that offend, he who now letteth will let, until he be l and them which do iniquity: And

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MATT. XVIII. 7-10.

A. D. 32. shall cast them into a furnace of fire : 1 herself a prophetess, to teach and to there shall be wailing and gnashing seduce my servants to commit fornicaof teeth, Matt. xiii. 41, 42. But woe tion, and to eat things sacrificed unto unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hy. idols. And I gave her space to repocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom pent of her fornication, and she reof heaven against men : for ye neither pented not. Behold, I will cast her go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them into a bed, and them that commit that are entering to go in, xxiii. 13. adultery with her into great tribulaThe Son of man goeth as it is written tion, except they repent of their deeds. of him: but woe unto that man by And I will kill her children with whom the Son of man is betrayed death: and all the churches shall it had been good for that man if he know that I am he which searcheth had not been born, xxvi. 24. And the reins and hearts : and I will give many shall follow their pernicious unto every one of you according to ways; by reason of whom the way of your works, 20—23. And the beast truth shall be evil spoken of. And was taken, and with him the false through covetousness shall they with prophet that wrought miracles before feigned words make merchandize of him, with which he deceived them you: whose jud

nent now of a long that had received the mark of the time lingereth not, and their dam- beast, and them that worshipped his nation slumbereth not, 2 Pet. ii. 3. image. These both were cast alive Which have forsaken the right way, into a lake of fire burning with brimand are gone astray, following the stone. And the remnant were slain way of Balaam the son of Bosor, with the sword of him that sat upon who loved the wages of unrighteous the horse, which sword proceeded out ness ; But was rebuked for his ini- of his mouth : and all the fowls were "quity: the dumb ass speaking with filled with their flesh, xix. 20, 21. man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet. These are wells with.

VER. 8. out water, clouds that are carried with

Ει δε και χείρ σου,

ή ο σούς σου σκανδαλίa tempest; to whom the mist of t1 qe, ixxofon avrà, xai Bárs árò coữ. darkness is reserved for ever, 15-17. καλόν σοι έστιν εισελθείν εις την ζωήν χυλόν

Woe unto them, for they have gone ή κυλλόν, ή δύο χείρας ή δύο πόδας έχοντα into the way of Cain, and ran greedily Banoñras sis tò müg tò alávcov. after the error of Balaam for reward, Wherefore a if thy hund or thy foot and perished in the gainsaying of Core. offend thee, cut them off, and cast them These are spots in your feasts of cha- from thee : it is better for thee to enter rity, when they feast with you, feed- | into life halt or maimed, rather than ing themselves without fear : clouds having two hands or two feet to be cast they are without water, carried about into everlasting fire. of winds; trees whose fruit wither

a See on chap. v. verses 29, 30. eth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots ; Raging waves of

VER. 9. the sea, foaming out their own shame;

Και ει ο οφθαλμός σου σκανδαλίζει σι, wandering stars, to whom is reserved | έξελε αυτόν, και βάλε από σου καλόν σου the blackness of darkness for ever,

εστί μονόφθαλμον εις την ζωήν εισελθεϊν, και Jude 11–13. But I have a few things | δύο οφθαλμούς έχοντα βληθήναι εις την γέενagainst thee, because thou hast there ναν του πυρός. . them that hold the doctrine of Ba a And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it laam, who taught Balak to cast a out, and cast it from thee : it is better for stumblingblock before the children thee to enter into life with one eye, raof Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto ther than having two cyes to be cast into idols, and to commit fornication. So hell-fire. hast thou also them that hold the

a See on chap. v. verses 29, 30. doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate, Rev. ü, 14, 15. Not

VER. 10. withstanding I have a few things “Οράτε μη καταφρονήσητε ενός των μικagainst thee, because thou sufferest pãy touTWY Aéyo yapimiv, öti oi apre that woman Jezebel, which calleth I λοι αυτών εν ουρανούς δια παντός βλέπουσι

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MATT, XVIII. 10.

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το πρόσωπον του πατρός μου του εν ουρα- | shall give his angels charge over thee, vois.

to keep thee in all thy ways, xci. 11. Take a heed that ye despise not one of Bless the LORD, O my soul,—Who these little ones ; for I say unto you, That maketh his angels spirits; his ministers in heaven otheir angels do always be a flaming fire, civ. 1. 4. I saw also hold the face of my Father d which is the Lord sitting upon a throne, high in heaven.

and lifted up, and his train filled the a A bruised reed shall he not break, temple. Above it stood the seraand smoking fax shall he not quench, phims : each one had six wings ; till he send forth judgment unto victory, with twain he covered his face, and Matt. xii. 20. Him that is weak in the with twain he covered his feet, and faith receive ye, but not to doubtful dis- with twain he did fly, Isa. vi. 1, 2. putations. For one believeth that he A fiery stream issued and came forth may eat all things : another, who is from before him : thousand thousands weak, eateth herbs. Let not him that ministered unto him, and ten thousand eateth despise him that eateth not ; times ten thousand stood before him, and let not him which eateth not judge Dan, vii. 10. And it came to pass, him that eateth : for God hath received that the beggar died, and was carhim, Rom. xiv. 1-3. He therefore ried by the angels into Abraham's that despiseth, despiseth not man, but bosom : the rich man also died, and God, who hath also given unto us his was buried, Luke xvi. 22. But the Holy Spirit, 1 Thess. iv. 8. Let no angel of the Lord by night opened the man despise thy youth ; but be thou prison doors, and brought them forth, an example of the believers, in word, and said, Acts v. 19. He saw in a in conversation, in charity, in spirit, vision evidently about the ninth hour in faith, in purity, 1 Tim. iv. 12. of the day an angel of God coming in

b But while he thought on these to him, and saying unto him, Cornethings, behold, the angel of the Lord lius, x. S. And, behold, the angel of appeared unto him in a dream, say- | the Lord came upon him, and a light ing, Joseph, thou son of David, fear shined in the prison : and he smote not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: Peter on the side, and raised him up, for that which is conceived in her is saying, Arise up quickly. And his of the Holy Ghost, Matt. i. 20. And chains fell off from his hands, xii. 7. when they were departed, behold, the For there stood by me this night the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph angel of God, whose I am, and whom in a dream, ii. 13. And Jacob went I serve, xxvii. 23. Are they not all on his way, and the angels of God ministering spirits, sent forth to minismet him.

And when Jacob saw ter for them who shall be heirs of sal. them, he said, This is God's host : vation? Heb. i. 14. and he called the name of that place

cSo Absalom dwelt two full years Mahanaim, Gen. xxxii. 1, 2. And he in Jerusalem, and saw not the king's answered, Fear not : for they that he face, 2 Sam. xiv. 28. And he said, with us are more than they that be Hear thou therefore the word of the with them. And Elisha prayed, and LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, throne, and all the host of heaven that he may see. And the LORD standing by him on his right band opened the eyes of the young man; and and on his left, 1 Kings xxii. 19. And he say: and, behold, the mountain the next unto him was Carshena, was full of horses and chariots of fire Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, round about Elisha, 2 Kings vi. 16, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven 17. The angel of the Lord encamp- princes of Persia and Media, which eth round about them that fear him, saw the king's face, and which sat the and delivereth them, Psal. xxxiv. 7. first in the kingdom, Esth. i. 14. As Bless the Lorn, ye his angels, that for me, I will behold thy face in righexcel in strength, that do his com- teousness : I shall be satisfied, when mandments, hearkening unto the voice I awake, with thy likeness, Psal. xvii. of his word. Bless ye the Lord, all ye 15. And the angel answering said his hosts ; ye ministers of his, that do unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in his pleasure, Psal. ciii. 20,21. For he the presence of God; and am sent to

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MATT. XVIl. 10-12.

A. D. 32. speak unto thee, and to shew thee sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not these glad tidings, Luke i. 19. forget thy commandments, Psal. cxix. «See on chap. v. ver. 16. clause 4. 176. All we like sheep have gone

astray ; we have turned every one to VER. 11. "Ηλθε γάρ ο υιός του ανθρώπου σώσαι το laid on him the iniquity of us all, Isa.

his own way; and the LORD hath απολαλός. .

liii. 6. My people hath been lost For athe Son of man is come to save sheep: their shepherds have caused that which was lost.

them to go astray, they have turned * But when Jesus heard that, he them away on the mountains : they said unto them, They that be whole have gone from mountain to hill, they need not a physician, but they that have forgotten their resting place, Jer. are sick. But go ye and learn what 1. 6. For thus saith the Lord God; that meaneth, I will have mercy, and Behold, I, even I, will both search my not sacrifice : for I am not come to sheep, and seek them out. As a shepcall the righteous, but sinners to re

herd seeketh out his flock in the day pentance, Matt. ix. 12, 13. But go that he is among his sheep that are rather to the lost sheep of the house scattered ; so will I seek out

my sheep, of Israel, 1. 6. But he answered and and will deliver them out of all places said, I am not sen but unto the lost where they have been scattered in the sheep of the house of Israel, xv. 24. cloudy and dark day. And I will For this my son was dead, and is bring them out from the people, and alive again; he was lost, and is found. gather them from the countries, and And they began to be merry, Luke will bring them to their own land, xv. 24. 'It was meet that we should and feed them upon the mountains of make merry, and be glad : for this thy Israel by the rivers, and in all the inbrother was dead, and is alive again; habited places of the country. I will and was lost, and is found, 32. For feed them in a good pasture, and the son of man is come to seek and to upon the high mountains of Israel save that which was lost, xix. 10.

shall their fold be: there shall they For God sent not his Son into the lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture world to condemn the world ; but shall they feed upon the mountains of that the world through him might be Israel. I will feed my flock, and I saved, John iii. 17. And if any man

will cause them to lie down, saith the hear my words and believe not, I Lord God. I will seek that which judge him not: for I came not to

was lost, and bring again that which judge the world, but to save the world,

was driven away, and will bind up that xii. 47. This is a faithful saying, and which was broken, and will strengthen worthy of all acceptation, that Christ that which was sick : but I will desJesus came into the world to save troy the fat and the strong; I will sinners; of whom I am chief, 1 Tim. feed them with judgment. And as i. 15.

for you, O my rock, thus saith the VER. 12.

Lord God; Behold, I judge between Τί υμίν δοκεί; εαν γένηται τινι ανθρώπω

cattle and cattle, between the rams εκατόν πρόβατα, και πλανηθή εν εξ αυτών

and the he goats. Seemeth it a small oixà apeis cà émemxov taevía, ini sà ogn thing unto you to have eaten up the πορευθείς, ζητεί το πλανώμενον;

good pasture, but ye must tread down

with your feet the residue of your How think ye? a if a man have an pastures and to have drunk of the hundred sheep, and one of them be gone deep waters, but ye must foul the reastray, doth he not leave the ninety and sidue with your feet? And as for my nine, and goeth b into the mountains, and flock, they eat that which ye have seeketh that which is gone astray? trodden with your feet; and they drink

a And he said unto them, What that which ye have fouled with your man shall there be among you, that feet. Therefore thus saith the Lord shall have one sheep, and if it fall God unto them; Behold, I, even I, into a pit on the sabbath day, will he will judge between the fat cattle and not lay bold on it, and lift it out,Matt. between the lean cattle. Because xii. 11. I have gone astray like a lost ye have thrust with side and with

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MATT. XVIII. 12, 13.

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shoulder, and pushed all the diseased | heart, and one way, that they may fear with your horns, till ye have scattered me for ever, for the good of them, and them abroad; Therefore will I save of their children after them: And I my flock, and they shall no more be a will make an everlasting covenant prey; and I will judge between cattle with them, that I will not turn away and cattle. And I will set up one shep- from them, to do them good; but I herd over them, and he shall feed will put my fear in their hearts, that them, even my servant David ; he they shall not depart from me. Yea, shall feed them, and he shall be their I will rejoice over them to do them shepherd, Ezra xxxiv. 11–23. What good; and I will plant them in this man of you, having an hundred sheep, land assuredly with my whole heart if he lose one of them, doth not leave and with my whole soul, Jer. xxxii. the ninety and nine in the wilderness, 37–41. Who is a God like unto thee, and go after that which is lost, until that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth he find it? Luke xv. 4. I am the by the transgression of the remnant of good shepherd : the good shepherd his heritage? he retaineth not his angiveth his life for the sheep, John ger for ever, because he delighteth in X. 11. For ye were as sheep going mercy, Mic. vii. 18. The LORD thy astray; but are now returned unto the God in the midst of thee is mighty: shepherd and bishop of your souls, he will save, he will rejoice over thee 1 Pet. ii. 25.

with joy; he will rest in his love, he b And he said, I saw all Israel scat- will joy over thee with singing, Zeph. tered upon the hills, as sheep that iii. 17. And when he bath found it, have not a shepherd : and the LORD he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. said, These have no master : let them And when he cometh home, he calleth return every man to his house in together his friends and neighbours, peace, 1 Kings xxii. 17. My sheep saying unto them, Rejoice with me; wandered through all the mountains, for I have found my sheep which was and upon every high hill: yea, my flock lost. I say unto you, that likewise joy was scattered upon all the face of the shall be in heaven over one sinner that earth, and none did search or seek repenteth, more than over ninety and after them, Ezek. xxxiv. 6.

nine just persons, which need no reVER. 13.

pentance. Either what woman having Και εαν γένηται ευρείν αυτό, αμήν λέγω ten pieces of silver, if she Iose one inwv, öre xaieu in avto Máadov, 1 lm i piece, doth not light a candle, and τους ενενηκονταεννέα τους μη πεπλανημέ- 1 till she End it? And when she hath

sweep the house, and seek diligently You

found it, she calleth her friends and And if so be that he find it, verily I her neighbours together, saying, Resay unto you, a he rejoiceth more of that joice with me ; for I have found the sheep, than of the ninety and nine which piece which I had lost. Likewise, I went not astray.

say unto you, there is joy in the preHe shall see of the travail of his sence of God over one sinner that resoul, and shall be satisfied : by his penteth, Luke x. 5—10. And bring knowledge shall my righteous servant hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and justify many; for he shall bear their let us eat and be merry: For this my iniquities, Isa. liii. 11.

For as a

son was dead, and is alive again ; he young man marrieth a virgin, so shall was lost, and is found. And they thy sons marry thee; and us the bride- began to merry, 23, 24. Jesus groom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall saith unto them, My meat is to do the thy God rejoice over thee, lxii. 5. Be- will of him that sent me, and to finish hold, I will gather them out of all his work. Say not ye, there are yet countries, whither I have driven them four months, and then cometh harvest? in mine anger, and in my fury, and behold, I say unto you, Lift up your in great wrath ; and I will bring them eyes, and look on the fields; for they again unto this place, and I will cause are white already to harvest. And them to dwell safely : And they sball he that reapeth receiveth wages, and be my people, and I will be their gathereth fruit unto life eternal : that God.' And I will give them one both he that soweth and he that reap

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