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MATT. XXU. 30.

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is as the dew of herbs, and the earth | will say, How are the dead raised shall cast up the dead, xxvi. 19. And up? and with what body do they many of them that sleep in the dust come? Thou fool, that which thou of the earth shall awake, some to sowest is not quickened, except it everlasting life, and some to shame die: And that which thou sowest, and everlasting contempt. And they thou sowest not that body that shall that be wise shall shine as the bright be, but bare grain, it may chance of ness of the firmament; and they that wheat, or of some other grain : But turn many to righteousness as the God giveth it a body as it hath pleasstars for ever and ever, Dan. xii. ed him, and to every seed his own 2, 3. I will ransom them from the body. All flesh is not the same flesh : power of the grave; I will redeem but there is one kind of flesh of men, them from death: O death, I will another flesh of beasts, another of be thy plagues ; O grave, I will be fishes, and another of birds. There thy destruction : repentance shall be are also celestial bodies, and bodies hid from mine eyes, Hos. xiii. 14. terrestrial: but the glory of the ceMarvel not at this : for the hour is lestial is one, and the glory of the tercoming, in the which all that are in restrial is another. There is one glory the graves shall hear his voice, and of the sun, and another glory of the shall come forth ; they that have done moon, and another glory of the stars : good, unto the resurrection of life ; for one star differeth from unother star and they that have done evil, unto the in glory. So also is the resurrection resurrection of damnation, John v. of the dead. It is sown in corruption ; 28, 29. And this is the Father's will it is raised in incorruption : It is sown which hath sent me, that of all which in dishonour; it is raised in glory: It he hath given me I should lose no- is sown in weakness; it is raised in thing, but should raise it up again at power : Itis sowna natural body; it is the last day. And this is the will of raised a spiritual body. There is a nahim that sent me, that every one tural body, and there is a spiritual body. which seeth the Son, and believeth And so it is written, The first man on him, may have everlasting life : Adam was made a living soul; the and I will raise him up at the last last Adam was made a quickening day, vi. 39, 40. And have hope to spirit. Howbeit that was not first ward God, which they themselves which is spiritual, but that which is also allow, that there shall be a re- natural; and afterward that which is surrection of the dead, both of the spiritual. The first man is of the earth, just and unjust, Acts xxiv. 15. And earthy: the second is the Lord from now I stand and am judged for the heaven. As is the earthy, such are hope of the promise made of God they also that are earthy: and as is unto our fathers : Unto which pro- the heavenly, such are they also that mise our twelve tribes, instantly serv are heavenly. And as we have borne ing God day and night, hope to come. the image of the earthy, we shall also For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, bear the image of the heavenly. Now I am accused of the Jews. Why this I say, brethren, that flesh and should it be thought a thing incredible blood cannot inherit the kingdom of with you, that God should raise the God: neither doth corruption inherit dead? xxvi. 6—8. And God hath incorruption. Behold, I shew you a both raised up the Lord, and will also mystery; We shall not all sleep, but raise up us by his own power, 1 Cor. we shall all be changed, In a moment, vi. 14. But now is Christ risen from in the twinkling of an eye, at the last the dead, and become the firstfruits trump: for the trumpet shall sound, of them that slept. For since by man and the dead shall be raised incorcame death, by man came also the re- ruptible, and we shall be changed. surrection of the dead. For as in For this corruptible must put on inAdam all die, even so in Christ shall corruption, and this mortal must put all be made alive. But every man in on immortality. So when this corhis own order: Christ the firstfruits; ruptible shall have put on incorrupafterward they that are Christ's at his tion, and this mortal shall have put coming, xv. 20–23. But some man on immortality, then shall be brought

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MATT. XXII. 30-32.

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to pass the saying that is written, I we shall see him as he is, 1 John Death is swallowed up in victory. O iii. 1. 2. death, where is thy sting? O grave, c Then shall the righteous shine where is thy victory? The sting of forth as the sun in the kingdom of death is sin; and the strength of sin their Father. Who hath ears to hear, is the law. But thanks be to God, let him hear, Matt. xiii. 43. Bless which giveth us the victory through the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, strength, that do his commandments, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, hearkening unto the voice of his unmoveable, always abounding in the word, Psal. ciii. 20. Thus saith the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye Lord of hosts ; If thou wilt walk in Enow that your labour is not in vain my ways, and if thou wilt keep my in the Lord, 55–58. For our con- charge, then thou shalt also judge versation is in heaven ; from whence my house, and shalt also keep my also we look for the Saviour, the Lord courts, and I will give thee places to Jesus Christ : Who shall change our walk among these that stand by, vile body, that it may be fashioned Zech. iii. 7. like unto his glorious body, according

VER. S1. to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto him- ανέγνωσε το ρηθέν υμίν υπό του Θεού, λέ

Περί δε της Αναστάσεως των νεκρών ουκ self, Phil. iii, 20, 21. b And Jesus answering said unto

γοντος" them, Do ye not therefore err, be But as touching a the resurrection of cause ye know not the Scriptures, the dead, have ye not read that which neither the power of God ? For when was spoken unto you by God, saying, they shall rise from the dead, they a See on ver. 30. clause 1. neither marry, nor are given in mar

VER. 32. riage ; but are as the angels which are in heaven, Mark xii. 24, 25. And

'Εγώ είμι ο Θεός 'Αβραάμ, και ο Θεός Jesus answering said unto them, The 'loadx, xal o @eds 'laráé; oix OTIY ó Oids, children of this world marry, and are

Θεός νεκρών, αλλά ζώντων. given in marriage : But they which I a am the God of Abraham, and the shall be accounted worthy to obtain God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? that world, and the resurrection from b God is not the God of the dead, but of the dead, neither marry, nor are given the living. in marriage : Neither can they die a Moreover he said, I am the God any more: for they are equal unto the of thy father, the God of Abraham, angels ; and are the children of God, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jabeing the children of the resurrection, cob. And Moses hid his face ; for Luke xx. 34-36. But this I say, he was afraid to look upon God, Exod. Brethren, the time is short: it re- iii. 6. Go, and gather the elders of maineth, that both they that have Israel together, and say unto them, wives be as though they had none; The LORD God of your fathers, the And they that weep, as though they God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of wept not; and they that rejoice, as Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I though they rejoiced not; and they have surely visited you, and seen that that buy, as though they possessed which is done to you in Egypt, 16. not; And they that use this world, as Saying I am the God of thy fathers, not abusing it: for the fashion of this the God of Abraham, and the God world passeth away, 1 Cor.vii. 29-31. of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Bebold, what manner of love the Fa. Moses trembled, and durst not bether hath bestowed upon us, that we hold, Acts vii. 32. But now they deshould be called the sons of God: sire a better country, that is, an heatherefore the world knoweth us not, venly: wherefore God is not ashamed because it knew him not. Beloved, to be called their God : for he hath now are we the sons of God, and it prepared for them a city, Heb. xi. 16. doth not yet appear what we shall b And as touching the dead, that be: but we know that, when he shall rise: have ye not read in the appear, we shall be like him ; for book of Moses, how in the bush God

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spake unto him, saying, I am the God I say unto you, That except your of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, righteousness shall exceed the righand the God of Jacob? He is not the teousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, God of the dead, but the God of the ye shall in no case enter into the kingliving : ye therefore do greatly err, dom of heaven, Matt. v. 19, 20. Woe Mark xii. 26, 27. Now that the dead unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hyare raised, even Moses shewed at the pocrites ! for ye pay tithe of mint and bush, when he calleth the Lord the anise and cummin, and have omitGod of Abraham, and the God of ted the weightier matters of the law, Isaac, and the God of Jacob. For he judgment, mercy, and faith : these is not a God of the dead, but of the ought ye to have done, and not to living : for all live unto him, Luke leave the other undone. Ye blind XX. 37, 38.

guides, which strain at a gnat, and VER. 33.

swallow a camel, xxiii. 23, 24. I have

written to him the great things of και ακούσαντες οι όχλοι, εξεπλήσσοντο

my law, but they were counted as a επί τη διδαχή αυτού.

strange thing, Xos. viii. 12. And And a when the multitude heard this, one of the Scribes came, and having they were astonished at his doctrine.

heard them reasoning together, and a See on chap. vii. ver. 28.

perceiving that he had answered them VER. 34.

well, asked him, Which is the first Oi di pagitaños, árousaytes öre ipipeace commandment of all ? Mark xii. 28. τους Σαδδουκαίους, συνήχθησαν επί το αυτό

VER. 37.
But a when the Pharisees had heard

ο δε Ιησούς είπεν αυτα· 'Aγαπήσεις that he had put the Sadducees to silence, Κύριον τον Θεόν σου εν όλη τη καρδία σου, they were gathered together.

και εν όλη τη ψυχή σου, και εν όλη τη διαa And one of the Scribes came, and

νοία σου. . having heard them reasoning together,

Jesus said unto him, a Thou shalt love and perceiving that he had answered the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and them well, asked him, Which is the with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. first commandment of all ? Mark a And thou shalt love the LORD thy xii. 28.

God with all thine heart, and with all bSee on chap. xii. ver. 14.

thy soul, and with all thy might, Deut. VER. 35.

vi. 5. And now, Israel, what doth the Και επηρώτησεν εις εξ' αυτών νομικός, fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all

LORD thy God require of thee, but to σειράζων αυτών, και λέγων·

his ways, and to love him, and to Then one of them, which was a e serve the LORD thy God with all thy Lawyer, asked him a question, tempt- heart and with all thy soul, x. 12. ing him, and saying,

And the LORD thy God will circuma And, behold, a certain Lawyer cise thine heart, and the heart of stood up, and tempted him, saying, thy seed, to love the LORD thy God Master, what shall I do to inherit eter with all thine heart, and with all thy nal life? Lukę x. 25.

soul, that thou mayest live, xxx. 6. b See on chap. xvi. ver. 1. clause 2. And Jesus answered him, The first VER. 36.

of all the commandments is, Hear O

Israel; The Lord our God is one Διδάσκαλε, ποία εντολή μεγάλη εν τώ | Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord rópeo;

thy God with all thy heart, and with Master, a which is the great command- all thy soul, and with all thy mind, ment in the law ?

and with all thy strength: this is the a Whosoever therefore shall break first commandment, Mark xii. 29, 30. one of these least commandments, And he answering said, Thou shalt and shall teach men so, he shall be love the Lord thy God with all thy called the least in the kingdom of heart, and with all thy soul, and with heaven : but whosoever shall do and all thy strength, and with all thy mind; teach them, the same shall be called and thy neighbour as thyself, Luke x. great in the kingdom of heaven. For | 27. Because the carnal mind is en

ment.

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MATT. XXII. 37-40.

A. D. 33. mity against God : for it is not sub- Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thy ject to the law of God, neither indeed self, Gal. v. 14. If ye fulfil the royal can be, Rom. viii. 7. This is the law according to the Scripture, Thou covenant that I will make with them shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, after those days, saith the Lord, I will ye do well, Jam. ii. 8. put my laws into their hearts, and in b But he, willing to justify himself, their minds will I write them ; And said unto Jesus, And who is my neightheir sins and iniquities will I remem- bour? And Jesus answering said, ber no more, Heb. x. 16, 17. By this A certain man went down from Jeru. we know that we love the children of salem to Jericho, and fell among God, when we love God, and keep his thieves, which stripped him of his commandments. For this is the love | raiment, and wounded him, and de of God, that we keep his command parted, leaving him half dead. And ments : and his commandments are by chance there came down a certain not grievous. For whatsoever is born priest that way: and when he saw of God overcometh the world : and him, he passed by on the other side. this is the victory that overcometh And likewise a Levite, when he was the world, even our faith. Who is he at the place, came and looked on him, that overcometh the world, but he that and passed by on the other side. believeth that Jesus is the Son of But a certain Samaritan, as he jourGod? 1 John v. 24-5.

neyed, came where he was : and when VER. 38.

he saw him, he had compassion on

him. And went to him, and bound up Αύτη εστί πρώτη και μεγάλη εντολή. .

his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, This is the first and great command and set him on his own beast, and

brought him to an inn, and took care VER. 39.

of him. And on the morrow when he Δευτέρα δε ομοία αυτή. 'Aγαπήσεις τον | departed, he took out twopence and πλησίον σου ως σεαυτόν. .

gave them to the host, and said unto

him, Take care of him ; and whatsoAnd the second is like unto it, a Thou

ever thou spendest more, when I shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. come again, I will repay thee. Which

a Honour thy father and thy mother: now of these three, thinkest thou, was and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as neighbour unto him that fell among thyself, Matt. xix. 19. Thou shalt not the thieves ? And he said, He that avenge, nor bear any grudge against shewed mercy on him. Then said the children of thy people, but thou Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likeshalt love thy neighbour as thyself: wise, Luke x. 29–37. I am the LORD, Lev. xix. 18. And one of us please his neighbour for his the second is like, namely this, Thou good to edification, Rom. xv. 2. As shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. we have therefore opportunity, let us There is none other commandment do good unto all men, especially unto greater than these, Mark xii. 31. them who are of the household of And he answering said, Thou shalt faith, Gal. vi. 10. love—thy neighbour as thyself. And

VER. 40. he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live,

'Εν ταύταις ταϊς δυσιν εντολαϊς όλος ο Luke x. 27, 28. For this, Thou shalt róleos rai ai mpopírat spéuartai. not commit adultery, Thou shalt not

On a these two commandments hang kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt all the Law and the Prophets. not bear false witness, Thou shalt not a Therefore all things whatsoever covet; and if there be any other com ye would that men should do to you, mandment, it is briefly comprehend do ye even so to them: for this is the ed in this saying, namely, Thou shalt Law and the Prophets, Matt. vii. 12. love thy neighbour as thyself. Love Now the end of the commandment is worketh no ill to his neighbour: there- charity out of a pure heart, and of a fore love is the fulfilling of the law, good conscience, and of faith unfeignRom, xiü. 9, 10. For all the law is ed, 1 Tim. i. 5. Beloved, let us love fulfilled in one word, even in this ; one another: for love is of God; and

Let every

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every one that loveth is born of God,

VER. 44. and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is

Είπεν ο Κύριος τω Κυρίω μου: Κάθου έκ love. In this was manifested the love δεξιών μου, έως αν θα τους εχθρούς σου

υποπόδιον των ποδών σου. of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the

The a Lord said unto b my Lord, Sit world, that we might live through thou on my right hand, c till I make him. Herein is love, not that we

thine enemies thy footstool ? loved God, but that he loved us, and a The Lord said unto my Lord, sent his Son to be the propitiation for Sit thou at my right hand, until I our sins. Beloved, if God so loved make thine enemies thy footstool, us, we ought also to love one another, Psal. cx. 1. For David himself said 1 John iv. 7–11. We love him, be- by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to cause he first loved us. If a man my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, say, I love God, and hateth his bro- till I make thine enemies thy footther, he is a liar : for he that loveth stool, Mark xii. 36. For David is not his brother whom he hath seen, not ascended into the heavens : but how can he love God whom he hath he saith himself, The Lord said unto not seen ? And this commandment my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, have we from him, That he who loveth Acts ii. 34. For he must reign, till be God love his brother also, 19-21. hath put all enemies under his feet, VER. 41.

1 Cor. xv. 25. Who being the brightΣυνηγμένων δε των Φαρισαίων, επηρώτη- image of his person, and upholding all

ness of his glory, and the express σεν αυτούς ο Ιησούς, λέγων·

things by the word of his power, While the Pharisees were gathered when he had by himself purged our together, Jesus asked them,

sins, sat down on the right hand of VER. 42.

the Majesty on high, Heb.iii. 3. But Τί υμίν δοκεί περί του Χριστού και τίνος | to which of the angels said he at υιος έστι; Λέγουσιν αυτώ, του Δαβίδ.

any time, Sit on my right hand, until

I make thine enemies thy footstool ? Saying, a What think ye of Christ? 13. But this man, after he had ofwhose Son is he ? b They say unto him, fered one sacrifice for sins, for ever The Son of David.

sat down on the right hand of God; a When Jesus came into the coasts From henceforth expecting till his of Cæsarea Philippi, he asked his dis- enemies be made his footstool, 1. 12, ciples, saying, Whom do men say 13. Looking unto Jesus the author that I the Son of man am? And they and finisher of our faith; who for the said, Some say that thou art John the joy that was set before him endured Baptist: some, Elias ; and others, the cross, despising the shame, and is Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He set down at the right hand of the saith unto them, But whom say ye throne of God, xii. 2. that I am ? And Simon Peter an b And Thomas answered and said swered and said, Thou art the Christ, unto him, My Lord and my God, the Son of the living God. And Je. John xr. 28. Unto the church of sus answered and said unto him, God which is at Corinth, to them that Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona : are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called for flesh and blood hath not revealed to be saints, with all that in every it unto thee, but my Father which is place call upon the name of Jesus in heaven, Matt. xvi. 13---17.

Christ our Lord, both their's and our's, b See on chap. i. ver. 1. clause 2. 1 Cor. i. 2. Yea doubtless, and I VER. 43.

count all things but loss for the exΛέγει αυτούς. Πώς oύν Δαβίδ εν ανεύ- cellency of the knowledge of Christ

Jesus ματι Κύριον αυτόν καλεί λέγων,

my Lord, for whom I have suf

fered the loss of all things, and do He saith unto them, How then doth David a in spirit call him Lord, say- Christ, Phil. iii. 8.

count them but dang, that I may win ing,

c And I will put enmity between a See on chap. X. ver. 20. clause 1. thee and the woman, and between

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