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MATT. xxi. 19-23.

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him, Lord, let it alone this year also, cursedst is withered away, Mark xi. till I shall dig about it, and dung it : 20, 21. And if it bear fruit, well : and if not,

VER. 21. then after that thou shalt cut it down,

'Αποκριθείς δε δ Ιησούς, είπεν αυτοίς xij. 6-9. Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy met drangebire, oj jóvor to rñs ouais noth

'Αμήν λέγω υμίν, εάν έχετε πίστιν, και day, the things which belong unto thy peace: but now they are hid from ofte, aand når zcoopeu Totto lamtr "Ag

θητι, και βλήθητι εις την θάλασσαν, γεthine eyes. For the days shall come

νήσεται. . upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass

Jesus answered and said unto them, thee round, and keep thee in on every Verily I say unto you, a If ye have faith, side. And shall lay thee even with and doubt not, ye shall not only do this the ground, and thy children within which is done to the fig tree, but also if thee; and they shall not leave in thee ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thout one stone upon another; because thou removed, und be thou cast into the sen ; it knewest not the time of thy visitation, shall be done. xix. 42–44. Every branch in me a See on chap. xvii. ver. 20. clauses that beareth not fruit he taketh away : 1. 3. and every branch that beareth fruit,

VER. 22. he purgeth it, that it may bring forth

Και πάντα όσα αν αιτήσητε εν τη προmore fruit, John xv. 2.

If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as

σευχή, πιστεύοντες, ληψεσθε. a branch, and is withered ; and men

And a all things, whatsoever ye shall gather them, and cast them into the ask in prayer believing, ye shall refire, and they are burned, 6. Having a

ceive. form of godliness, but denying the a Therefore I say unto yoų, What power thereof: from such turn away, things soever ye desire, when ye pray, 2 Tim. iii.5. They profess that they believe that ye receive them, and ye know God; but in works they deny shall have them, Mark xi. 24. And him, being abominable, and disobedi- this is the confidence that we have in ent, and unto every good work repro- him, that, if we ask any thing accordbate, Tit. i. 16. For the earth which ing to his will, he heareth us: And drinketh in the rain that cometh oft if we know that he hear us, whatsoupon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet ever we ask, we know that we have for them by whom it is dressed, re- the petitions that we desired of him, ceiveth blessing from God : But that 1.John v. 14, 15. See also on chap. which beareth thorns and briers is re- vii. ver. 7. clause 1. jected, and is nigh unto cursing ;

VER. 23. whose end is to be bumed, Heb. vi.

Και ελθόντι αυτώ εις το ιερόν, προσήλθον 7,8. He that is unjust, let him be

αυτό διδάσκονται οι Αρχιερείς και οι Πρεσunjust still: and he which is filthy, Búrigos Toù laoü, abyOrtez

: "Ey qois étova let him be filthy still: and he that is riq raūta mokīS ; xal tis po Edoxe righteous, let him be righteous still :

εξουσίαν ταύτης; and he that is holy, let him be holy stilt, Rev. xxii. 11.

And a when he was come into the tem

ple, o the Chief Priests and the elders of VER. 20.

the people came unto him as he was teachKal idórreç ai uaồntai, tatuasar, ing, and said, c By what authority doest λέγοντες πώς παραχρήμα εξηράνθη και εhou these things? and who gave the ouxh ;

this authority ? And when the disciples saw it, they a And they come again to Jerusalem: marvelled, saying, a How soon is the fig and as he was walking in the temple, tree withered away?

there come to him the Chief Priests, * And in the morning, as they passed and the Scribes, and the elders, And by, they saw the fig tree dried up say unto him, By what authority from the roots. And Peter calling to doest thou these things and who remembrance saith unto him, Mas- gave thee this authority to do these ter, behold, the fig tree which thou things? Mark xi. 27, 28. And it

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MATT. XXI. 23-26.

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came to pass, that on one of those temple, there come to him the Chief days, as he taught the people in Priests, and the Scribes, and the elthe temple, and preached the Gospel, ders, And say unto him, By what the Chief Priests and the Scribes authority doest thou these things? came upon him with the elders, And and who gave thee this authority to spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by do these things ? And Jesus answerwhat authority doest thou these things? ed and said unto them, I will also ask or who is he that gave thee this of you one question, and answer me, authority? Luke xx. 1, 2.

and I will tell you by what authority See on chap. ii. ver. 4. clause 1. I do these things. The baptism of e And he said, who made thee a John, was it from heaven, or of men? prince and a judge over us? intendest answer me. And they reasoned with thou to kill me, as thou killedst the themselves, saying, if we shall say, Egyptian? And Moses feared, and from heaven, he will say, Why then said, Surely this thing is known, Exod. did ye not believe him * But if we ii. 14. And when they had set them shall say, Of men: they feared the in the midst, they asked, By what people : for all men counted John, power, or by what name have ye done that he was a prophet indeed. And this ? Acts iv, 7.

they answered and said unto Jesus, VER. 24.

We cannot tell. And Jesus answer'A groupidels dos 'Incos, EITĖv aŮTOīgu ing saith unto them, Neither do I tell 'Ezerhow muas, raya aózov Eva y lay you by what authority I do these slonté pos, rayà ipão ipa in Hoiç ifouria things, Mark zi. 27—33. Taura Wotão

c And they reasoned with themAnd Jesus answered and said unto selves, saying, If we shall say, From them, ? I also will ask you one thing, heaven; he will say, Why then bewhich if ye tell me, I in like wise will teli lieved ye him not? Luke xx. 5. Ye you by what authority I do these things. unto the truth.' But I receive not tes

sent unto John, and he bare witness a Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye there timony from man : but these things I fore wise as serpents, and harmless as

say, that ye might be saved. He was doves, Matt. X. 16. Answer not a

a burning and a shining light : and fool according to his folly, lest thou ye were willing for a season to realso be like unto him. Answer a fool joice in his light, John v. 33-35. according to his folly, lest he be wise For if our heart condemn us, God is in his own coneeit, Prov. xvi. 4,5. greater than our heart, and knoweth Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask all things, 1 John iii. 20. you one thing ; Is it lawful on the sab

VER. 26. bath days to do good, or to do evil ? "Εαν δε είπωμεν, "Εξ ανθρώπων· φοβούμεto save life, or to destroy it? Luke vi. la Tàs öxnov nártes gàs ixouoa tòn 'laár9. Let your speech be alway with my ass wopútne. grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may But if we shall say, Of men ; a we fear know how ye ought to answer every the people, "for all hold John as a proman, Col iv. 6.

phet. VER. 25.

* But when they sought to lay hands Tò Battiopa 'Imárvou rólev hy; it on him, they feared the multitude, beougarou, a ig árégówer; oi di due hoy? To cause they took him for a prophet, 46. Kep' lavtos, aézortiço 'Edy sitwyev, EE And when he would have put him to ougavey, içeł mpiro Asasi aún our İTLOTEÚ- death, he feared the multitude, beσατι αυτά; ;

cause they counted him as a prophet, The a baptism of Johnb whence was it? | Matt. xiv. 5. But if we shall say, Of from heaven, or of men? And they rea men; they feared the people: for all soned with themselves, saying, If we shall men counted John that he was a prosay, From heaven; he will say unto us, phet indeed, Mark xi. 32. And they Why did ye not then believe him?

sought to lay hold on him, but feared • See on chap. iii. ver. 1. clause 2. the people for they knew that he

6 And they come again to Jerusa- bad spoken the parable against them : lem: and as he was walking in the and they left bim, and went their

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way, xii. 12.

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MATT. XXI. 26, 27.

A. D. 33. But and if we say, | 10–12. His watchmen are blind : Of men ; all the people will stone us: they are all ignorant, they are all for they be persuaded that John was dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleepa prophet, Luke xx. 6. And the Chief ing, lying down, loving to slumber. Priests and Scribes sought how they Yea, they are greedy dogs which can might kill him ; for they feared the never have enough ; and they are sheppeople, xxii. 2.

herds that cannot understand: they oʻFor Herod feared John, knowing all look to their own way, every one that he was a just man and an holy, for his gain, from his quarter, lvi. and observed him ; and when he 10, 11. Yea, the stork in the heaven heard him, he did many things, and knoweth her appointed times; and heard him gladly, Mark vi. 20. He the turtle and the crane and the swalwas a burning and a shining light : low observe the time of their coming; and ye were willing for a season to but my people know not the judgment rejoice in his light, John v. 35. And of the Lord. "How do ye say, We are many resorted unto him, and said, wise, and the law of the Lord is with John did no miracle: but all things us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; that John spake of this man were the pen of the scribes is in vain. The true. And many believed on him wise men are ashamed, they are disthere, x. 41, 42.

mayed and taken : lo, they have reVER. 27.

jected the word of the LORD; and Kai átompiérrez vm 'Inco, claror Oix 7-9. The law of truth was in his

what wisdom is in them? Jer. viii. οίδαμεν. "Έφη αυτούς και αυτός ουδε εγώ | mouth, and iniquity was not found λέγω υμίν εν ποία εξουσία ταύτα σοιώ.

in his lips : he walked with me in And they answered Jesus, and said, peace and equity, and did turn many a We cannot tell. And he said unto away from iniquity. For the priest's them, Neither tell I you by what au- lips should keep knowledge, and they thority I do these things.

should seek the law at his mouth : for a Let them alone : they be blind he is the messenger of the Lord of leaders of the blind. And if the blind hosts. But ye are departed out of lead the blind, both shall fall into the the way; ye have caused many to ditch, Matt. xv. 14. Oye hypocrites, stumble at the law; ye have corye can discern the face of the sky; rupted the covenant of Levi, saith the but can ye not discern the signs of Lord of hosts. Therefore have I also the times? xvi. 3. Woe unto you, ye made you contemptible and base beblind guides, which say, Whosoever fore all the people, according as ye shall swear by the temple, it is no- have not kept my ways, but have been thing; but whosoever shall swear by partial in the law, Mál. ii. 6-9. And the gold of the temple, he is a debtor? they answered, that they could not xxiii. 16. Make the heart of this tell whence it was. And Jesus said people fat, and make their ears heavy, unto them, Neither tell I you by what and shut their eyes ; lest they see authority I do these things, Luke xx. with their eyes, and hear with their 7, 8. The man answered and said ears, and understand with their heart, unto them, Why herein is a marveland convert, and be healed, Isa. vi. lous thing, that ye know not from 10. For the Lord hath poured out whence he is, and yet he hath opened upon you the spirit of deep sleep, mine eyes, John ix. 30. And some and hath closed your eyes : the pro- of the Pharisees which were with him phets and your rulers, the seers hath heard these words, and said unto him, be covered. And the vision of all is Are we blind also? Jesus said unto become unto you as the words of a them, If ye were blind, ye should book that is sealed, which men deliver have no sin : but now ye say, We see, to one that is learned, saying, Read therefore your sin remaineth, 40, 41. this, I pray thee : and he saith, I can- But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to not; for it is sealed : And the book is them that are lost: In whom the god delivered to him that is not learned, of this world, hath blinded the eyes saying, Read this, I pray thee: and of them which believe not, lest the he saith, I am not learned, xxix. I light of the glorious Gospel of Christ,

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MATT. XXI. 27-30.

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λώνί μου. .

who is the image of God, should shine ! vanity of their mind, Having the ununto them, 2 Cor. iv. 3, 4. Even him derstanding darkened, being alienated whose coming is after the working of from the life of God through the ignoSatan, with all power and signs and rance that is in them, because of the lying wonders, And with all deceive-blindness of their heart : Who being ableness of unrighteousness in them past feeling have given themselves that perish ; because they received over unto lasciviousness, to work all not the love of the truth, that they uncleanness with greediness, Eph. iv. might be saved, 2 Thess. ii. 9, 10. 17-19. VER. 28.

And when he came to himself, he τί δε υμίν δοκεϊ ; "Ανθρωπος είχε τέκνα | said, How many hired servants of my dúoo xai apote à tô apara, eme• Téx- | father's have bread enough and to νον, ύπαγε, σήμερον εργάζoυ εν τώ αμπε spare, and I perish with hunger. I

will arise and go to my father, and But what think ye? a A certain man

will say unto him, Father, I bave sin. had two sons; and he came to the first, ned against heaven, and before thee,

Luke xv. 17, 18. But shewed first and said, bSon, go work to day in my vineyard.

unto them of Damascus, and at Jea And he said, A certain man had of Judæa, and then to the Gentiles,

rusalem, and throughout all the coasts two sons : And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the that they should repent and turn to

God, and do works meet for repent. portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. he quickened, who were dead in tres

ance, Acts xxvi. 20. And you hath And not many days after, the son gathered all together, and took passes andsins; Wherein in time past his journey into a far country, and ye walked, according to the course of there wasted his substance with riotous

this world, according to the prince of living. And when he had spent all, the power of the air, the spirit that there arose a mighty famine in that obedience : Among whom also we all

now worketh in the children of disland; and he began to be in want. had our conversation in time past, in And he went and joined himself to a the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the decitizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine, Luke sires of the flesh and of the mind;

and were by nature the children of IV. 11-15.

b Again he went out about the sixth wrath, even as others. But God, who and ninth hour, and did likewise. is rich in mercy, for his great love

wherewith he loved us, Even when And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, we were dead in sins, hath quickened and saith unto them, Why stand ye are saved.) And hath raised us up

us together with Christ, (by grace ye here all the day idle? They say unto together, and made us sit together him, Because no man bath hired us. in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: He saith unto them, Go ye also into That in the ages to come, he might the vineyard ; and whatsoever is right, shew the exceeding riches of his grace that shall ye receive, Matt. xx. 5—7.

in his kindness towards us through For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye house, and gave authority to his ser

saved, through faith; and that not of vants, and to every man his work, yourselves : it is the gift of God : Not and commanded the porter to watch, For we are his workmanship, created

of works, lest any man should boast. Mark xiii. 34.

in Christ Jesus unto good works, VER. 29.

which God hath before ordained that o dè & worqıbels, alwer oi Siaw. "TOTE- we should walk in them, Eph. ii. 1—10. ρον δε μεταμεληθείς, απήλθε.

c See on chap. iii. ver. 2. clause 1. He answered and said, "I will not : but bafterward he Crepented, and weni.

VER. 30. a This I say therefore, and testify Και προσελθών το δευτέρω, είπεν ωσαύin the Lord, that ye henceforth walk tas. O dè å tomgides, elnev 'Eyà xúzie. not as other Gentiles walk, in the Kai o'r åtnade.

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MATT. XXl. 30, 31.

A. D. 33. And he came to the second and said Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kinglikewise. And he answered and said, I dom of heaven ; but he that doeth the go, sir, and went not.

will of my Father which is in heaven, * All therefore whatsoever they bid Matt. vi. 21. you observe, that observe and do ; bSee on chap. vii. ver. 21. clause 3. but do not ye after their works : for cAnd David's anger was greatly they say, and do not, Matt. xxiii. 3. kindled against the man ; and he said And they come unto thee as the people to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the cometh, and they sit before thee as man that hath done this thing shall my people, and they hear thy words, surely die: And he shall restore the but they will not do them: for with lamb fourfold, because he did this their mouth they shew much love, but thing, and because he had no pity. their heart goeth after their covetous. And Nathan said to David, Thou art ness, Ezek. xxxiii. 31. Behold, thou the man, 2 Sam. xii. 5-7. Thine art called a Jew, and restest in the own mouth condemneth thee, and not law, and makest thy boast of God, I: yea, thine own lips testify against And knowest his will, and approvest thee, Job xv. 6. And he saith unto the things that are more excellent, him, Out of thine own mouth will I being instructed out of the law ; And judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou art confident that thou thyself art a knewest that I was an austere man, guide of the blind, and light of them taking up that I laid not down, and which are in darkness, An instructor reaping that I did not sow, Luke of the foolish, a teacher of babes, xix. 22. Now we know that what which hast the form of knowledge, things soever the law saith, it saith and of the truth in the law. Tbou to them who are under the law; that therefore which teachest another, every mouth may be stopped, and all teachest thou not thyself? thou which the world may become guilty before preachest a man should not steal, God, Rom. ü. 19. dost thou steal? Thou that sayest a d And as Jesus passed forth from man should not commit adultery, dost thence, he saw a man, named Matthou commit adultery? thou that ab- thew, sitting at the receipt of custom: horrest idols, dost thou commit sacri- and he saith unto him, Follow me. lege? Thou that makest thy boast of And he arose and followed him, Matt. the law, through breaking of the law ix. 9. So the last shall be first, and dishonourest thou God? For the name the first last : for many be called, but of God is blasphemed among the few chosen, xx. 16. And, behold, a Gentiles through you, as it is written. woman in the city, which was a sinFor circumcision verily profiteth, if ner, when she knew that Jesus sat at thou keep the law: but if thou be a meat in the Pharisee's house, brought breaker of the law, thy citcumcision an alabaster box of ointment, And is made uncircumcision, Rom. ii. stood at his feet behind him weeping, 17--25. They profess that they know and began to wash his feet with tears, God; but in works they deny him; and did wipe them with the hairs of being abominable and disobedient, her head, and kissed his feet, and and unto every good work reprobate, anointed them with the ointment. Now Tit. i. 16.

when the Pharisee which bad bidden VER. 31.

him saw it, he spake within himself, Tis ex grão dúo étroinoo cò Séampa Tol saying, This man, if he were a proπατρός; Λέγουσιν αυτώ ο πρώτος. | phet, would have known who and Λέγει αυτοίς ο Ιησούς: 'Αμήν λέγω υμίν, what manner of woman this is that ότι οι τελώναι και αι σόρναι προάγουσιν | toucheth him : for she is a sinner, υμάς εις την βασιλείας του Θεού. .

Lukę vii. 37-39. Then drew near * Whether of them twain did b the will unto him all the Publicans and sinners of his father? c They say unto him, The for to hear him. And the Pharisees first. d Jesus saith unto them, Verily 1 and Scribes murmured, saying, this say unto you, That the Publicans and man receiveth sinners, and eateth with harlots go into the kingdom of God be them, xv. 1, 2. And Jesus said unto

him, This day is salvation come to * Not every one that saith unto me, this house ; forasmuch as he also is a

fore you.

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