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how they might entangle him in his all that I possess, xviii. 11, 12. And as talk, xxii. 15. The same day came to they spake unto the people, the priests, him the Sadducees, which say that and the captain of the temple, and there is no resurrection, and asked the Sadducees,came upon them. Behim, 23. But when the Pharisees ing grieved that they taught the people, had heard that he had put the Saddu- and preached through Jesus the recees to silence, they were gathered surrection from the dead, Acts iv. 1, 2. together, 34. Woe unto you, Scribes But when Paul perceived that the one and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye part were Sadducees, and the other devour widows' houses, and for a Pharisees, he cried out in the council, pretence make long prayers: therefore Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, ye shall receive the greater damna- ' the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and tion, xxiii. 14. For the Pharisees, and resurrection of the dead I am called all the Jews, except they wash their in question. And when he had so hands oft, eat not, holding the tradi- said, there arose a dissension between tion of the elders. And when they come 'the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and from the market, except they wash, the multitude was divided. For the they eat not. And many other things Sadducees say that there is no resur. there be, which they have received to rection, neither nor spirit: but hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, the Pharisees confess both. And there brazen vessels, and of tables. Then arose a great cry: and the scribes that the Pharisees and scribes asked him, were of the Pharisees' part arose, and Why walk not thy disciples according strove, saying, We find no evil in this to the tradition of the elders, Mark man: but if a spirit or an angel hath vii. 3—5. And they send unto him spoken to him, let us not fight against certain of the Pharisees and of the He- 'God, xxiii. 6–9. Which knew me from rodians, to catch him in his words, xii. i the beginning, if they would testify, 13. Then come unto him the Saddu- that after the most straitest sect of cees, which say there is no resurrec our religion I lived a Pharisee, xxvi. 5. tion, 18. And the Lord said unto b Beware of false prophets, which him, Now do ye Pharisees makeclean come to you in sheep's clothing, but the outside of the cup and the platter: inwardly they are ravening wolves, but your inward part is full of raven- Matt. vii. 15. Bebold, I send you forth ing and wickedness. Ye fools, did as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye not he that made that which is with therefore wise as serpents, and harmout make that which is within also less as doves, x. 16. O generation But rather give alms of such things of vipers, how can ye, being evil, as ye have; and, behold, all things are speak good things ? for out of the abunclean unto you. But woe unto you, dance of the heart the mouth speakPharisees ! for ye tithe mint and rue eth, xii. 34. Ye serpents, ye generation and all manner of herbs, and pass of vipers, how can ye escape the damover judgment and the love of God : i nation of hell, xxii. 33. Her princes these ought ye to have done, and not to within her are roaring lions ; her leave the other undone. Woeunto you, judges are evening wolves, they gnaw Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost not the bones till the morrow, Zeph. iii. seats in the synagogues, and greet. 3. Then said he to the multitude that ings in the markets. Woe unto you, came forth to be baptized of him, O scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! generation of vipers, who hath warnfor ye are as graves which appear not, ed you to flee from the wrath to come. and the men that walk over them Luke iii.7. Go your ways: behold, I are not aware of them, Luke xi. 39— send you forth as lambs among wolves, 44. And the Pharisees also, who were The same day there came covetous, heard all these things: and certain of the Pharisees, saying unto they derided him, xvi. 14. The Pha- him, get thee out, and depart hence ; risee stood and prayed thus with him- for Herod will kill thee. And he said self, God, I thank thee, that I am not unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, as other men ure, extortioners, unjust, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do adulterers, or even as this publican. , cures to-day and to-morrow, and the I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of third day I shall be perfected, xiii. 31,

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A. D, 26. 32. For I know this, that after my and take him away, his blood shall be departing shall grievous wolves enter upon his own head. He heard the in among you, not sparing the flock, sound of the trumpet, and took not Acts xx. 29. Beware of dogs, beware warning ; his blood shall be upon him. of evil workers, beware of the con- But he that taketh warning shall decision, Phil. iii. 2. These are spots in liver his soul. But if the watchman your feasts of charity, when they feast see the sword come, and blow not with you, feeding themselves without the trumpet, and the people be not fear : clouds they are without water, warned ; if the sword come, and take carried about of winds : trees whose any person from among them, he is fruit withereth, without fruit, twice taken away in his iniquity; but his dead, plucked up by the roots ; raging blood will Î require at the watchman's waves of the sea, foaming out their hand. So thou, O son of man, I have own shame; wandering stars, to whom set thee a watchman unto the house is reserved the blackness of darkness of Israel, therefore thou shalt hear the for ever, Jude 12, 13. Blessed are word at my mouth, and warn them they that do his commandments, that from me, xxxiii. 3—7. Therefore they may have right to the tree of life, watch, and remember that by the and may enter in through the gates into space of three years I ceased not to the city. For without are dogs, and warn every one night and day with sorcerers, and whoremongers, and tears, Acts xx. 31. By faith Noah, murderers, and idolaters, and whoso- being warned of God of things not ever loveth and maketh a lie, Rev. seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared xxii. 14, 15.

an ark to the saving of his house; by cTo whom shall I speak, and give the which he condemned the world, warning, that they may hear? behold, and became heir of the righteousness their ear is uncircumcised, and they which is by faith, Heb. xi. 7. cannot hearken: behold, the word of d Much more then, being now justithe Lord is unto them a reproach ; fied by his blood, we shall be saved they have no delight in it, Jer. vi. 10. from wrath through him, Rom. v. 9. When I say unto the wicked, Thou And to wait for his Son from heashalt surely die; and thou givest him ven, whom he raised from the dead, not warning, nor speakest to warn the even Jesus, which delivered us from the wicked from his wicked way, to save wrath to come, 1 Thess. i. 10. That his life; the same wicked man shall by two immutable things, in which die in his iniquity; but his blood will it was impossible for God to lie, we I require at thine hand. Yet if thou might have strong consolation, who wam the wicked, and he turn not from have fled for refuge to lay hold his wickedness, nor from his wicked upon the hope set before us, Heb. vi. way, he shall die in his iniquity ; but 18. And said to the mountains and thou bast delivered thy soul. Again, rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the when a righteous man doth turn from face of him that sitteth on the throne, his righteousness,and commit iniquity, and from the wrath of the Lamb. For and I lay a stumblingblock before him, the great day of his wrath is come; he shall die : because thou hast not and who shall be able to stand? Rev. given him warning, he shall die in his vi. 16, 17. sin, and his righteousness which he

VER. 8. hath done shall not be remembered ;

Ποιήσατε ούν καρπούς αξίους της META but his blood will I require at thine

volas. hand. Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin

Bring a forth therefore b fruits * meet not, and he doth not sin, he shall sure

for repentance : ly live, because he is warned; also thou Or, answerable to amendment of life. hast delivered thy soul, Ezek.ü.18-21. a But what think ye? A certain man If when he seeth the sword come upon had two sons : and he came to the first, the l: d, he blow the trumpet, and and said, Son, go work to-day in my wart e people; then whosoever hear. vineyard. He answered and said, I eth tl sound of the trumpet, and tak- 1 will not : but afterward he repented, eth not warning; if the sword come, and went. And he came to the second

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and said likewise. And he answered | temple of the LORD, are these. For if and said, I go, sir : and went not, ye throughly amend your ways and Matt. xxi. 28–30. For John came your doings; if ye throughly execute unto you in the way of righteousness, judgment between a man and his neighand ye believed him not: but the pub- bour; if ye oppress not the stranger, licans and the harlots believed him : the fatherless, and the widow, and and ye, when ye had seen it, repented shed not innocent blood in this place, not afterward, that ye might believe neither walk after other gods to your him, 32. Wash you, make you clean; hurt: Then will I cause you to dwell put away the evil of your doings in this place, in the land that I gave from before mine eyes; cease to your fathers, for ever and ever, Jer. do evil; learn to do well; seek judg- vii. 3—7. Therefore now amend your ment, relieve the oppressed, judge the ways and your doings, and obey the fatherless, plead for the widow, Isa. i. voice of the LORD your God; and the 16, 17, Bring forth therefore fruits LORD will repent him of the evil that worthy of repentance, and begin not he hath pronounced against you, xxvi. to say within yourselves, We have 13. It may be that the house of JuAbraham to our father : for I say unto dah will hear all the evil which I puryou, That God is able of these stones pose to do unto them; that they may to raise up children unto Abraham, return every man from his evil way; Luke iii, 8. And the people asked him, that I may forgive their iniquity and saying, What shall we do then? He their sin, xxxvi. 3. answereth and saith unto them, He

VER. 9. that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none ; and he that hath Exomet rèy A Spaáge: niyo yao ipīv, ot!

Και μη δόξητε λέγειν εν εαυτοίς: Πατέρα meat, let him do likewise. Then came also publicans to be baptized, and gaia | δύναται ο Θεός εκ των λίθων τούτων εγείρει

τέκνα τω 'Αβραάμ. unto him, Master, what shall we do? And he said unto them, Exact no more

And a think not to say within yourthan that which is appointed you. selves, b We have Abraham to our father: And the soldiers likewise demanded for I say unto you; That God is able of him, saying, And what shall we do? | of these stones to raise up children unto And he said unto them, Do violence

Abraham. to no man, neither accuse any falsely; a Bring forth therefore fruits worthy and be content with your wages, 10 of repentance, and begin not to say -14. But shewed first unto them of within yourselves, We have Abraham Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and to our father: for I say unto you, That throughout all the coasts of Judæa, God is able of these stones to raise up and then to the Gentiles, that they children unto Abraham, Luke iii. 8. should repent and turn to God, and do b They answered him, We be Abraworks meet for repentance, Acts xxvi. ham's seed, and were never in bondage 20. For godly sorrow worketh repent- to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall ance to salvation not to be repented be made free, John viii. 33. They anof : but the sorrow of the world worketh swered and said unto him, Abraham death. For behold this selfsame thing, is our father. Jesus saith unto them, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, If ye were Abraham's children, ye what carefulness it wrought in you, would do the works of Abraham. But yea, whut clearing of yourselves, yea, now ye seek to kill me, a man that what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, hath told you the truth, which I have what vehement desire, yea, whut zeal, heard of God : this did not Abraham, yea, what revenge! In all things ye 39, 40. Art thou greater than our have approved yourselves to be clear father Abraham, which is dead ? and in this matter, 2 Cor. vii. 10, 11. the prophets are dead: whom makest

b Thus saith the Lord of Hosts, the thou thyself? 53. Neither because God of Israel, Amend your ways and they are the seed of Abraham, are they your doings, and I will cause you to all children : but, in Isaac shall thy dwell in this place. Trust ye not in seed be called. That is, they which lying words, saying, The temple of the are the children of the flesh, these are LORD, The temple of the LORD, The not the children of God: but the chil

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dren of the promise are counted for are not, to bring to nought things that the seed, Rom. ix. 7,8. For it is writ- are, 1 Cor. i. 27, 28. For as many ten, that Abraham had two sons, the of you as have been baptized into one by a bondmaid, the other by a free- Christ have put on Christ. There is

But he who was of the bond- neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither woman was born after the flesh; but bond nor free, there is neither male he of the freewoman was by promise. nor female : for ye are all one in Christ Which things are an allegory: for Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then these are the two covenants : the one are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs acfrom the mount Sinai, which gendereth cording to the promise, Gal. iü. 27to bondage, which is Agar. For this 29. That at that time ye were withAgar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and out Christ, being aliens from the comanswereth to Jerusalem, which now is monwealth of Israel, and strangers and is in bondage with her children. from the covenants of promise, having But Jerusalem which is above is free, no hope, and without God in the world: which is the mother of us all. For it but now in Christ Jesus ye who someis written, Rejoice thou barren that times were far off are made nigh by bearest not; break forth and cry thou the blood of Christ, Eph. ii. 12, 13. that travailest not: for the desolate

VER. 10. hath many more children than she which hath an husband. Now we, bre- dévdqov urītas vãy oứv šévagor jeg trore

"Ηδη δε και η αξίνη προς την ρίζαν των thren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. But as then he that was ragaròn xenòv, ŠxxÓTTETAI, xai els rüp

Βάλλεται. born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is

And a now also b the are is laid unto now. Nevertheless, what saith the the root of the trees: Ctherefore every Scripture? Cast out the bondwoman tree which bringeth not forth good fruit, and her son : for the son of the bond- is hewn down, and cast into ihe fire. woman shall not be heir with the son a Behold, I will send my messenger, of the freewoman. So then, brethren, and he shall prepare the way before we are not children of the bondwoman, me: and the LORD, whom ye seek, but of the free, Gal. iv. 24–31. shall suddenly come to his temple,

b And I say unto you, That many even the messenger of the covenant, shall come from the east and west, and whom ye delight in : behold, he shall shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, come, saith the LORD of Hosts. But and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. who may abide the day of his coming? But the children of the kingdom and who shall stand when he appearshall be cast out into outer darkness : eth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and there shall be weeping and gnashing like fuller's sope: and he shall sit as of teeth, Matt. viii. 11, 12. And he an a refiner and purifier of silver: and he swered and said unto them, I tell you shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge that, if these should hold their peace, them as gold and silver, that they may the stones would immediately cry out, offerunto the LORD an offering in righLake xix. 40. Simeon hath declared teousness, Mal. iii. 1-3. For, behold, how God at the first did visit the Gen- the day cometh, that shall burn as an tiles, to take out of them a people for oven; and all the proud, yea, and all bis name, Acts xv. 14. (As it is writ- that do wickedly, shall be stubble : ten, I have made thee a father of many and the day that cometh shall burn nations,) before him whom he believed, them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that even God,wboquickeneth the dead, and it shall leave them neither root nor calleth those things which be not as branch, iv. 1. Therefore we ought to though they were, Rom. iv. 17. But give the more earnest heed to the things God hath chosen the foolish things of which we have heard, lest at any time the world to confound the wise; and we should let them slip. For if the God bach chosen the weak things of word spoken by angels was steadfast, the world to confound the things which and every transgression and disobediare mighty; and base things of the ence received a just recompense of world, and things which are despised, reward; how shall we escape, if we hath God chosen, yea, and things which neglect so great salvation; which at VOL. I.

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the first began to be spoken by the forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot Lord, and was confirmed unto us by bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corthem that heard him, Heb.ii. 1-3. He rupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every that despised Moses' law died with tree that bringeth not forth good fruit out mercy under two or three wit- is hewn down, and cast into the fire, nesses: of how much sorer punish- Matt. vii. 16-19. A good tree bringment, suppose ye, shall he be thought eth not forth corrupt fruit; neither worthy, who hath trodden under foot doth a corrupt tree bring forth good the Son of God, and hath counted the fruit. For every tree is known by his blood of the covenant, wherewith he own fruit. For of thorns men do not was sanctified, an unholy thing, and gather figs, nor of a bramble busb gan hath done despite unto the Spirit of ther they grapes. A good man out of grace ? For we know him that hath the good treasure of his heart bringeth said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I forth that which is good; and an evil will recompense, saith the Lord. And man out of the evil treasure of his again, The Lord shall judge his people. heart bringeth forth that which is evil: It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands for of the abundance of the heart his of the living God, x. 28–31. See that mouth speaketh, Luke vi. 43–45. ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if Every branch in me that beareth they escaped not who refused him that not fruit he taketh away: and every spake on earth, much more shall not we branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth escape, if we turn away from him that it, that it may bring forth more fruit, speaketh from heaven, xii. 25.

John xv. 2. b And now also the axe is laid unto d Every tree that bringeth not forth the root of the trees : every tree there- good fruit is hewn down, and cast into fore which bringeth not forth good the fire, Matt. vii. 19. And when he fruit, is hewn down and cast into the saw a fig-tree in the way, he came to fire, Luke iii. 9. And we indeed justly; it, and found nothing thereon, but for we receive the due reward of our leaves only, and said unto it, Let no deeds : but this man hath done nothing fruit grow on thee henceforward for amiss, xxiii. 41.

And presently the fig-tree wiAnd he shall be like a tree planted thered away, xxi. 19. And the vineby the rivers of water, that bringeth yard which thy right hand hath plantforth his fruit in his season ; his leaf ed, and the branch that thou madest also shall not wither; and whatsoever strong for thyself. It is burned with he doeth shall prosper, Ps. i. 3. Those fire, it is cut down: they perish at the that be planted in the house of the rebuke of thy countenance, Ps.lxxx. 15, LORD shall flourish in the courts of our 16. And he fenced it, and gathered God. They shall still bring forth fruit out the stones thereof, and planted it in old age; they shall be fat and flou- with the choicest vine, and built a rishing, xcii. 13, 14. To appoint unto tower in the midst of it, and also made them that mourn in Zion, to give unto a wine-press therein : and he looked them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy that it should bring forth grapes, and for mourning, the garment of praise it brought forth wild grapes. And now, for the spirit of heaviness; that they O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men might be called trees of righteousness, of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt the planting of the LORD, that he might me and my vineyard. What could be glorified, Is. Ixi. 3. For he shall have been done more to my vineyard be as a tree planted by the waters, and that I have not done in it? wherefore, that spreadeth out her roots by the ri- when I looked that it should bring ver, and shall not see when heat com- forth grapes, brought it forth wild eth, but her leaf shall be green ; and grapes? And now go to; I will tell shall not be careful in the year of you what I will do to my vineyard : I drought, neither shall cease from yield will take away the hedge thereof, and ing fruit, Jer. xvii. 8. Ye shall know it shall be eaten up; and break down them by their fruits. Do men gather the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? | down : And I will lay it waste : it Even so every good tree bringeth forth shall not be pruned nor digged; but good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth there shall come up briers and thorns :

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