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MATT. XXII. 44, 45.

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thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise 21. And I saw an angel come down thy head, and thou shalt bruise his from heaven, having the key of the heel, Gen. iii. 15. Ask of me, and bottomless pit and a great chain in I shall give thee the heathen for thine his hand. And he laid hold on the inheritance, and the uttermost parts dragon, that old serpent, which is the of the earth for thy possession. Thou Devil, and Satan, and bound him a shalt break them with a rod of iron, thousand years. And cast him into thou shalt dash them in pieces like a the bottomless pit, and shut him up, potter's vessel, Psal. i. 8,9. Thou and set a seal upon him, that he shalt make them as a fiery oven in should deceive the nations no' more, the time of thine anger : the Lord till the thousand years should be ful. shall swallow them up in his wrath, filled : and after that he must be and the fire shall devour them, xxi. loosed a little season, xx. 1—3. And 9. Who is this that cometh from 1 saw a great white throne, and him Edom, with dyed garments from Boz- that sat on it, from whose face the rah? this that is glorious in his ap- earth and heaven fled away; and parel, travelling in the greatness of there was found no place for them. his strength? I that speak in righ. And I saw the dead, small and great, teousness, mighty to save. Wherefore stand before God; and the books art thou red in thine apparel, and thy were opened: and another book was garments like him that treadeth in opened, which is the book of life : and the winefat? I have trodden the the dead were judged out of those winepress alone ; and of the people things which were written in the there was none with me: for I will books, according to their works. And tread them in mine anger, and tram- the sea gave up the dead which were ple them in my fury; and their blood in it; and death and hell delivered up shall be sprinkled upon my garments, the dead which were in them: and and I will stain all my raiment. For they were judged every man accordthe day of vengeance is in mine beart, ing to their works. And death and and the year of my redeemed is come. hell were cast into the lake of fire. And I looked, and there was none to This is the second death. And whohelp; and I wondered that there was soever was not found written in the none to uphold: therefore mine own book of life was cast into the lake of arm brought salvation unto me; and fire, 11-15. my fury, it upheld me. And I will

VER. 45. tread down the people in mine anger,

Ει ούν Δαβίδ καλεί αυτόν Κύριον, πώς and make them drunk in my fury,

υιός αυτού έστι ; and I will bring down their strength to the earth, Isa. lxiii. 146. But

If David then a call him Lord, how those mine enemies, which would not is he his son ? that I should reign over them, bring a Jesus said unto them, Verily, vehither, and slay them before me, Luke rily, I say unto you, Before Abraham xix. 27. And I saw the beast, and was, I am, John viii. 58. Concerning the kings of the earth, and their ar- his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which mies, gathered together to make war was made of the seed of David acagainst him that sat on the horse, cording to the flesh ; And declared to and against his army. And the beast be the Son of God with power, acwas taken, and with him the false cording to the Spirit of holiness, by prophet that wrought miracles before the resurrection from the dead, Rom. him, with which he deceived them i. 3, 4. Whose are the fathers, and of that had received the mark of the whom as concerning the flesh Christ beast, and them that worshipped his came, who is over all, God blessed for image. These both were cast alive ever. Amen, ix. 5. Who, being in into a lake of fire burning with brim- the form of God, thought it not robstone. And the remnant were slain bery to be equal with God: But made with the sword of him that sat upon himself of no reputation, and took upthe horse, which sword proceeded out on him the form of a servant, and was of his mouth : and all the fowls were made in the likeness of men : And filled with their flesh, Rev. xix. 19— being found in fashion as a man, he

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MATT. XXII. 45, 46.-XXIII. 1-3. A. D. 33. humbled himself, and became obedi- | Jesus was left alone, and the woman ent unto death, even the death of the standing in the midst, John viii. 7-9. cross, Phil. ii. 6-8. And without And beholding the man which was controversy great is the mystery of healed standing with them, they could godliness : God was manifest in the say nothing against it, Acts iv. 14. flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of

CHAP. XXIII.-VER. 1. angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received

Τότε ο Ιησούς ελάλησε τους όχλοις και up into glory, 1 Tim. iii. 16. ForTois uabntais autoū, asmuch then as the children are Then spake Jesus a to the multitude, partakers of flesh and blood, he also and to his disciples, himself likewise took part of the same; a See on chap. iv. ver. 25. clause 1. that through death he might destroy

VER. 2. him that had the power of death, that is, the devil, Heb. ii. 14. ! Jesus éxábicay of reappattīs xai oi Qapisało.

Λέγων· 'Επί της Μωσέως καθέδρας have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I Saying, a The Scribes band the Phariam the root and the offspring of Da- sees sit in Moses' seat : vid, and the bright and morning star, a See on chap. ii. ver. 4. clause 2. Rev. xxii. 16.

See on chap. iii. ver. 7. clause 1. VER. 46.

VER. 3. Και ουδείς εδύνατο αυτό αποκριθήναι λό

Πάντα ούν όσα αν είπωσιν υμίν τηρείν, , γον· ουδε ετόλμησέ τις απ' εκείνης της ημέ- τηρείτε και ποιείτε κατά δε τα έργα ρας επερωτήσαι αυτόν ουκέτι. .

αυτών μη ποιείτε» λέγουσι γας, και ου Anda no man was able to answer him a

ποιούσι. . word, neither durst any man from that All therefore a whatsoever they bid you day forth ask him any more questions. observe, that observe and do; b but do a And they answered Jesus, and

not ye after their works : ° for they say, said, We cannot tell. And he said and do not. unto them, Neither tell I you by what a Hearken now unto my voice, I authority I do these things, Matt. will give thee counsel, and God shall xxi. 27. They were amazed, they an be with thee: be thou for the people swered no more : they left off speak to God-ward, that thou mayest bring ing. When I had waited, (for they the causes unto God: And thou shalt spake not, but stood still, and an. teach them ordinances and laws, and swered no more), Job. xxxii. 15, 16. shalt shew them the way wherein they And when Jesus saw that he answer must walk, and the work that they ed discreetly, he said unto him, Thou must do, Exod. xviii. 19, 20. Behold, art not far from the kingdom of God. I have taught you statutes and judgAnd no man after that durst ask him ments, even as the Lord my God any question, Mark xii. 34. And when commanded me, that ye should do so he had said these things, all his adver- in the land whither ye go to possess saries were ashamed: and all the it, Deut. iv. 5. Go thou near, and hear people rejoiced for all the glorious all that the LORD Our God shall say: things that were done by him, Luke and speak thou unto us all that the xiii. 17. And they could not answer LORD Our God shall speak unto thee; him again to these things, xiv. 6. And and we will hear it, and do it, v. 27. after that they durst not ask him any And thou shalt come unto the priests question at all, xx. 40. So when they the Levites, and unto the Judge that continued asking him, he lifted up shall be in those days, and enquire ; himself, and said unto them, He that and they shall shew thee the sentence is without sin among you, let him of judgment: And thou shalt do acfirst cast a stone at her. And again cording to the sentence, which they of he stooped down, and wrote on the that place which the LORD shall ground. And they which heard it, be- choose shall shew thee; and thou ing convicted by their own conscience, shalt observe to do acccording to all went out one by one, beginning at that they inform thee ; According to the eldest, even unto the last: and the sentence of the law which they

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MATT. XX. 3-5.

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shall teach thee, and according to | Gάστακτα, και επιτιθέασιν επί τους the judgment which they shall tell ώμους των ανθρώπων" τα δε δακτύλω αυthee, thou shalt do: thou shalt not των ου θέλουσι κινήσαι αυτά. . decline from the sentence which they shall shew thee, to the right hand, nor

For a they bind heavy burdens and to the left, xvii. 9–11. Ålso in Judah grievous to be borne, and lay them on

men's shoulders; but they themselves will the hand of God was to give them one

not move them with one of their fingers. heart to do the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word a Woe unto you, Scribes and Phaof the LORD, 2 Chron. xxx. 12. Let risees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe every soul be subject unto the higher of mint and anise and cummin, and powers. For there is no power but have omitted the weightier matters of of God: the powers that be are or the law, judgment, mercy, and faith : dained of God, Rom. xiii. 1.

these ought ye to have done, and not b See on chap. v. ver. 20. clause 1. to leave the other undone, ver. 29.

c And he came to the second, and Come unto me, all ye that labour and said likewise. And he answered and are heavy laden, and I will give you said, I go, sir: and went not, Matt. xxi. rest. Take my yoke upon you, and So. But unto the wicked God saith, learn of me; for I am meek and lowWhat hast thou to do to declare my ly in heart: and ye shall find rest statutes, or that thou shouldest take unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, my covenant in thy mouth? Seeing and my burden is light, xi. 28-30. thou hatest instruction, and castest And he said, Woe unto you also, ye my words behind thee. When thou Lawyers! for ye lade men with bursawest a thief, then thou consentedst dens grievous to be borne, and ye with him, and hast been partaker yourselves touch not the burdens with with adulterers. Thou givest thy one of your fingers, Luke xi. 46. Now mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth therefore wby tempt ye God, to put a deceit. Thou sittest and speakest yoke upon the neck of the disciples, against thy brother; thou slanderest which neither our fathers nor we were thine own mother's son, Psal. 1. 16– able to bear? Acts xv. 10. For it 20. And art confident that thou thy- seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and self art a guide of the blind, a light of to us, to lay upon you no greater burthem which are in darkness, An in- den than these necessary things, 28. structor of the foolish, a teacher of

VER. 5. babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law. το θεαθήναι τούς ανθρώπους. Πλατύνουσι δε

Πάντα δε τα έργα αυτών ποιούσι προς Thou therefore which teachest ano

τα φυλακτήρια αυτών, και μεγαλύνουσι ther, teachest thou not thyself? thou

τα κράσπεδα των ιματίων αυτών. . that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? Thou that sayest a

But a all their works they do for to be man should not commit adultery, seen, of men: bthey make broad their dost thou commit adultery? thou that phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sa

their garments, crilege? Thou that makest thy boast a See on chap. v. ver. 20. clause 1. of the law, through breaking the law b And thou shalt bind them for a dishonourest thou God? For the sign upon thine hand, and they shall name of God is blasphemed among be as frontlets between thine eyes, the Gentiles through you, as it is writ- Deut. vi. 8Let not mercy and truth ten, Rom. ii. 19-24. Having a form forsake thee: bind them about thy of godliness, but denying the power neck; write them upon the table of thereof:

from such turn away, 2 Tim. thine heart, Prov. iii. 3. Bind them iii. 5. They profess that they know continually upon thine heart, and tie God; but in works they deny him, them about thy neck. When thou being abominable, and disobedient, goest, it shall lead thee; when thou and unto every good work reprobate, sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when Tit. i. 16.

thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. VER. 4.

For the commandment is a lamp; and A contúovos yàs dopría Bagéa zal dus. I the law is light; and reproofs of inVOL. I.

2 E

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MATT, XXII. 6-8.

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struction are the way of life, vi. 21

VER. 8. -23.

Υμείς δε μή κληθήτε Ραββί· είς γάρ VER. 6.

έστιν ομών και καθηγητής, ο Χριστός σάνΦιλοϋσί τε την πρωτοκλισίαν εν τοις δείπ- ' τες δε υμείς αδελφοί έστε. . τους, και τας πρωτοκαθεδρίας εν ταϊς But a be not ye called Rabbi : for συναγωγαίς, ,

bone is your Master, even Christ; and

call ye are brethren. And a love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the syna- for one is your master, even Christ,

a Neither be ye called masters : gogues.

ver. 10. Not for that we have daa And he said unto her, 'What wilt minion over your faith, but are helpthou ? She saith unto him, Grant that

ers of your joy: for by faith ye stand, these my two sons may sit, the one 2 Cor. i. 24. For we preach not ouron thy right hand, and the other on selves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and the left, in thy kingdom, Matt. xx. 21.

ourselves your servants for Jesus' Put not forth thyself in the presence sake, iv. 5. My brethren, be not of the king, and stand not in the place many masters, knowing that we shall of great men: For better it is that it receive the greater condemnation, be said unto thee, Come up hither; Jam. iii. 1. Neither as being lords than that thou shouldest be put lower

over God's heritage, but being ensamin the presence of the prince whom ples to the flock, 1 Pet.v. 3. thine eyes have seen, Prov. xxv. 6, 7.

b It is enough for the disciple that And he said unto them in his doctrine, he be as his master, and the servant as Beware of the Scribes, which love to his lord. If they have called the masgo in long clothing, and love saluta

ter of the house Beelzebub, how much tions in the marketplaces, And the

more shall they call them of his housechief seats in the synagogues, and the hold ? Matt. X. 25. While he yet uppermost rooms at feasts, Mark xii. spake, behold, a bright cloud over38, 39. Woe unto you, Pharisees! shadowed them : and behold a voice for ye love the uppermost seats in the

out of the cloud, which said, This is synagogues, and greetings in the mar- my beloved Son, in whom I am well kets, Luke xi. 43. And he put forth pleased; hear ye him, xvii. 5. And a parable to those which were bid forth with he came to Jesus, and said, den, when he marked how they chose Hail, Master; and kissed him, xxvi. out the chief rooms; saying unto 49. Ye call me Master and Lord : them, xiv. 7. Beware of the Scribes, and ye say well; for so I am. If I which desire to walk in long robes, then, your Lord and Master, have and love greetings in the markets, and washed your feet; ye also ought to the highest seats in the synagogues, wash one another's feet, John xiii. and the chief rooms at feasts; Which 13, 14. For to this end Christ both devour widow's houses, and for a shew died, and rose, and revived, that he make long prayers : the same shall might be Lord both of the dead and receive greater damnation, xx. 46, 47. living. But why dost thou judge thy Be kindly affectioned one to another brother? or why dost thou set at with brotherly love; in honour pre- nought thy brother? for we shall all ferring one another, Rom. xii. 10.

stand before the judgment seat of I wrote unto the Church : but Diotre- Christ, Rom. xiv. 9, io. Now this phes, who loveth to have the preemi I say, that every one of you saith, I nence among them, receiveth us not,

am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I 3 John 9.

of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ VER. 7.

divided? was Paul crucified for you? Και τους ασπασμούς εν ταίς αγοραίς, οι were ye baptized in the name of rai santīcias inè tür år@gústwy, 'Palli, Paul? 1 Cor. i. 12, 13. For ye are 'Paßli.

yet carnal: for whereas there is among And greetings in the markets, and to are ye not camal, and walk as men?

you envying, and strife, and divisions, be called of men, a Rabbi, Rabbi.

For while one saith, I am of Paul ; a See on John i. ver. 38. clause 1. and another, I am of Apollos; are ye

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MATT. XXII. 8-13.

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not carnal? Who then is Paul, and And whosoever shall exult himself shall who is Apollos, but ministers by whom be abased ; and a ke that shall humble ye believed, even as the Lord gave to himself shall be exalted. every man? iii. 3–5.

a Blessed are the poor in spirit: for e But I have prayed for thee, that their's is the kingdom of heaven, thy faith fail not: and when thou art Matt. v. 3. Whosoever therefore shall converted, strengthen thy brethren, humble himself as this little child, the Luke xxii. 32. Of whom the whole

same is greatest in the kingdom of . fainily in heaven and earth is named, heaven, xviii. 4. When men are cast Eph. iii. 15. Paul, an apostle of Je- down, then thou shalt say, There is sus Christ by the will of God, and lifting up; and he shall save the humTimotheus our brother, To the saints ble person, Job xxii. 29. Though the and faithful brethren in Christ which Lord be high, yet hath he respect unare at Colosse: Grace be unto you, to the lowly: but the proud he knowand peace, from God our Father and eth afar off, Psal. cxxxviii. 6. The the Lord Jesus Christ, Col. i. 1, 2. I fear of the LORD is the instruction of John, who also am your brother, and wisdom; and before honour is humicompanion in tribulation, and in the lity, Prov. xv. 33. Pride goeth before kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, destruction, and an haughty spirit bewas in the isle that is called Patmos, fore a fall. Better it is to be of an for the word of God, and for the tes- humble spirit with the lowly, than timony of Jesus Christ, Rev. i. 9. to divide the spoil with the proud, And I fell at his feet to worship him. xvi. 18. A man's pride shall bring And he said unto me, See thou do it him low: but honour shall uphold the not: I am thy fellowservant, and of humble in spirit, xxix. 23. For thus thy brethren that have the testimony saith the high and lofty One that inof Jesus : worship God : for the tes- habiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; timony of Jesus is the spirit of pro- I dwell in the high and holy place, phecy, xix. 10. Then saith he unto with him also that is of a contrite me, See thou do it not: for I am thy and humble spirit, to revive the spirit fellowservant, and of thy brethren of the humble, and to revive the heart the prophets, and of them which keep of the contrite ones, Isa. lvii. 15. the sayings of this book : worship Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and God, xxii. 9.

extol and honour the King of heaven, VER.9.

all whose works are truth, and his Kai marépa po nahéonte ipeão imi ras ways judgment: and those that walk güc els vág isto é natip üpeão, ó Év Tois in pride he is able to abase, Dan. iv. συρανοίς. .

37. He hath shewed strength with And call no man your father upon the bis arm; he hath scattered the proud earth: a for one is your Father, which in the imagination of their hearts. is in heaven.

He hath put down the mighty from a See on chap. v. ver. 16. clauses their seats, and exalted them of 3, 4.

low degree, Luke i. 31, 52. For whoVER. 10.

soever exalteth himself shall be abasMndè xanbñte xaBryniai, tis yàp ipãr shall be exalted, xiv. 11. And the

ed; and he that humbleth himself έστιν ο καθηγητής, ο Χριστός. Neither be ye called masters: for one lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven,

Publican, standing afar off, would not is your master, even Christ,

but smote upon his breast, saying, God VER. 11.

be merciful to me a sinner, xviii. 13. O usilor incãr, ērtai 'pãr dekxcvos. But he giveth more grace. Where

But a he that is greatest among you fore he saith, God resisteth the proud, shall be your servant.

but giveth grace unto the humble, Jam. a See on chap. xx. verses 26, 27.

iv. 6. Neither as being lords over VER. 12.

God's heritage, but being ensamples

to the flock, 1 Pet. v. 3.
“Οστις δέ υψώσει εαυτόν, ταπεινωθήσε-
ται» και όστις ταπεινώσει εαυτόν, υψωθή.

VER. 13.
Ούαι δε υμίν, Γραμματείς και Φαρισαίοι,

GITHA.

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