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A. D. 31.
MATT. VI. 4, 5.

A. D. 31. in secret, and he himself seeketh to unto one of these little ones a cup be known openly. If thou do these of cold water only in the name of a things, shew thyself to the world, disciple, verily I say unto you, he John vii. 4.

shall in no wise lose his reward, Matt. VER. 4.

X. 42. Then shall the King say unto Otw i pou n laenposten in rõ ngun- them on his right hand,Come, ye blessτα και ο πατήρ σου, και βλέπων έν τα κρυπ- ed of my Father, inherit the kingdom τω, αυτός αποδώσει σοι εν τω Φανερώ. prepared for you from the foundation

That thine alms may be in secret of the world : for I was an hungred, and a thy Father, which b seeth in secret, and ye gave me meat : I was thirsty, himself shall creward thee openly. and ye gave me drink : I was a

a See parallels on third clause, ver. stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, 16. ch. v.

and ye clothed me: I was sick, and • But thou, when thou prayest, enter ye visited me: I was in prison, and into thy closet, and when thou hast ye came unto me. Then shall the shut thy door, pray to thy Father righteous answer him, saying, Lord, which is in secret; and thy Father when saw we thee an hungred, and which seeth in secrèt shall reward fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee thee openly, Matt. vi. 6. That thou drink? When saw we thee a stranger, appear not unto men to fast, but unto and took thee in, or naked, and clothed thy Father which is in secret : and thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or thy Father, which seeth in secret, in prison, and came unto thee? And shall reward thee openly, 18. Thou the King shall answer and say unto hast proved mine heart; thou hast them, Verily I say unto you, Inasvisited me in the night; thou hast tried much as ye have done it unto one of me, and shalt find nothing ; I am pur- the least of these my brethren, yo posed that my mouth shall not trans- have done it unto me, xxv. 34-40. gress, Ps. xvii. 3. Shall not God Wherefore the LORD God of Israel search this out? for he knoweth the saith, I said indeed that thy house, secrets of the heart, xliv. 21. O LORD, and the house of thy Father, should thou hast searched me, and known walk before me for ever : but now the me. Thou knowest my down-sitting LORD saith, Be it far from me; for and mine uprising; thou understand them that honour me I will honour, est my thought afar off. Thou com- and they that despise me shall be passest my path and my lying-down, lightly esteemed, 1 Sam. ii. 30. And and art acquainted with all my ways. thou shalt be blessed; for they canYea, the darkness hideth not from not recompense thee : for thou shalt thee ; but the night shineth as the be recompensed at the resurrection day: the darkness and the light are of the just, Luke xiv. 14. Therefore both alike to thee, cxxxix. 1—3. 12. judge nothing before the time, until I the LORD search the heart, I try the Lord come, who both will bring the reins, even to give every man ac to light the hidden things of darkness, cording to his ways, and according and will make manifest the counsels to the fruit of his doings, Jer. xvii. of the hearts: and then shall every 10. Can any hide himself in secret man have praise of God, 1 Cor. iv. 5. places that I shall not see him? saith Now unto him that is able to keep the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and you from falling, and to present you earth? saith the Lord, xxiii. 24. faultless before the presence of his Neither is there any creature that is glory with exceeding joy, Jude 24. not manifest in his sight : but all

VER. 5. things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do,

Και όταν ωροσεύχη, ούκ έση ώσσερ οι Heb. iv. 13. And I will kill her chil ipoupstai- öre Pinotiv ev tais ourayayaig dren with death; and all the churches και εν ταις γωνίαις των πλατειών έστάτες shall know that I am he which search

προσεύχεσθαι, όπως αν φανώσει τους άνeth the reins and hearts: and I will θρώποις. Αμήν λέγω υμίν, ότι απέχουσι give unto every one of you according

τον μισθών αυτών. . to your works, Rev. ii. 23.

And a when thou prayest, thou shalt ? And whosoever shall give to drink not be as the hypocrites are: <for they

A.D. 31.
MATT. VI. 5, 6.

A. D. 31. love to pray standing in the synagogues may be full, John xvi. 24. Praying and in the corners of the streets, that always with all prayer and supplicathey may be seen of men. Verily I say tion in the Spirit, and watching there. unto you, They have their reward. unto with all perseverance and sup

plication for all saints, Eph. vi. 18, * Ask, and it shall be given you ; Continue in prayer, and watch in the seek, and ye shall find ; knock, and same with thanksgiving ; withal prayit shall be opened unto you: For every ing also for us, that God would open one that asketh, receiveth ; and he unto us a door of utterance, to speak that seeketh findeth; and to him that the mystery of Christ, for which I am knocketh it shall be opened, Matt. vii. also in bonds, Col. iv. 2, 3. Pray 7,8. Pray ye therefore the Lord of without ceasing, 1 Thess. v. 17. And the harvest, that he will send forth the prayer of faith shall save the sick, labourers into his harvest, ix. 38. and the Lord shall raise him up; and And all things, whatsoever ye shall if he have committed sins, they shall ask in prayer believing, ye shall re be forgiven him. Confess your faults ceive, xxi. 22. Hearken unto the voice one to another, and pray one for anof my cry, my King, and my God : other, that ye may be healed. The for unto thee will I pray, Ps. v. 2. effectual fervent prayer of a righteous Evening, and morning, and at noon, man availeth much, James v. 15, 16. will I pray, and cry aloud : and he Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharishall hear my voice, lv. 17. O thou sees,

s, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' that hearest prayer, unto thee shall houses, and for a pretence make long all flesh come, Ps. lxv. 2. O come, let prayer: therefore ye shall receive the us worship and bow down : let us greater damnation, Matt. xxiii. 14. kneel before the LORD our maker, For what is the hope of the hypocrite, xcv. 6. The sacrifice of the wicked though he hath gained, when God is an abomination to the LORD: but taketh away his soul? Will God hear the prayer of the upright is his de- his cry when trouble cometh upon light, Prov. xv. 8. Seek ye the LORD him? Will he delight himself in the while he may be found, call ye Almighty? Will he always call upon upon him while he is near: Let the God? Job xxvii. 8-10. Two men wicked forsake his way, and the un- went up into the temple to pray; the one righteous man his thoughts : and let. a Pharisee, and the other a Publican. him retum unto the LORD, and he The Pharisee stood and prayed thus will have mercy upon him ; and to with himself, God, I thank thee, that our God, for he will abundantly par. I am not as other men are, extortiondon, Isa. lv. 6,7. Then shall ye call ers, unjust, adulterers, or even as this upon me, and ye shall go and pray Publican, Luke xvič. 10, 11. Which unto me, and I will hearken unto you, devour widows' houses, and for a shew Jer. xxix. 12. Now when - Daniel make long prayers : the same shall knew that the writing was signed, he receive greater damnation, XX. 47. went into his house; and his win cAnd love the uppermost rooms at dows being open in his chamber to- feasts, and the chief seats in the sy. ward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his nagogues, Matt. xxiii. 6. And he said knees three times a day, and prayed, unto them in his doctrine, Beware of and gave thanks before his God, as the Scribes, which love to go in long he did aforetime, Dan, vi. 10. And clothing, and love salutations in the I prayed unto the Lord my God, and market places, Mark xii. 38. Woe made my confession, and said, OLORD, unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the the great and dreadful God, keeping uppermost seats in the synagogues, the covenant and mercy to them that and greetings in the markets, Luke love him, and to them that keep his si. 43. commandments, ix. 4. And he spake

VER. 6. a parable unto them to this end, that

Συ δε όταν προσεύχη, είσελθε εις το men ought always to pray, and not to | ταμιείον σου, και κλείσας την θύραν σου, faint, Luke xviii. 1. Hitherto have | προσευξαι τω πατρί σου το εν τω κρυπτών ye asked nothing in my name : ask, | και ο πατήρ σου και βλέπων εν τω κρυπτο and ye shall receive, that your joy & Todásu 001 év sanção.

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MATT. VI. 6, 7.

A. D. 31. But thou, when thou prayest, a enter prayed; and turning him to the body into thy closet, and, when thou hast shut said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened thy door, pray to b thy Father which is her eyes : and when she saw Peter, in secret ; and thy Father which seeth she sat up, Acts ix. 40. On the more in secret d shall reward thee openly. row, as they went on their journey,

and drew nigh unto the city, Peter a And when he had sent the multi

went up upon the house-top to pray tudes away, he went up into a moun about the sixth hour, x. 9. And Cortain apart to pray: and when the nelius said, Four days ago I was fastevening was come, he was there alone, ing until this hour, and at the ninth Matt. xiv. 23. Then cometh Jesus hour I prayed in my house ; and, bewith them unto a place called Geth-hold, a man stood before me in bright semane, and saith unto the disciples, clothing, 30. Sit ye here, while I go and pray yon b Jesus saith unto her, Touch me der. And he took with him Peter not; for I am not yet ascended to my and the two sons of Zebedee, and be- Father: but go to my brethren, and gan to be sorrowful and very heavy say unto them, I ascend unto my FaThen saith he unto them, My soul is ther, and your Father; and to my exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: God, and your God, John xx. 17. For tarry ye here, and watch with me.

ye have not received the spirit of bonAnd he went a little farther, and fell | dage again to fear, but ye

have reon his face, and prayed, saying, O my ceived the Spirit of adoption, whereby Father, if it be possible, let this cup we cry, Abba, Father, Rom. viii. 15. pass from me; nevertheless not as I For this cause I bow my knees unto will, but as thou wilt, xxvi. 36–39. the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, And Jacob was left alone; and there Eph. iii. 14. See also on third clause, wrestled a man with him until the

ver. 16. chap. v. breaking of the day. And when he

See parallels on clause 2, ver. 4. saw that he prevailed not against him, See parallels on last clause, ver. 4. he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was

VER. 7. out of joint, as he wrestled with him.

Προσευχόμενοι δε μη βαττολογήσητε, , And he said, Let me go, for the day coTEP oi @vixcío Soxowci yap ott év vñ 760breaketh. And he said, I will not let autovía aútär sic amour dýcortai. thee go, except thou bless me.

And he said unto him, What is thy name?

But when ye pray, a use not vain reAnd he said, Jacob. And he said, petitions, as the heathen do: for they Thy name shall be called no more

think that they shall be heard for their Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast much speaking. thou power with God and with men, a And they took the bullock which and hast prevailed. And Jacob asked was given them, and they dressed it, him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, and called on the name of Baal from thy name. And he said, Wherefore morning even until noon, saying, o is it that thou dost ask after my name? Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, and he blessed him there, Gen. xxxii. nor any that answered. And they 24—29. He went in therefore, and leaped upon the altar which was made. shut the door upon them twain, and And it came to pass at noon, that prayed unto the LORD, 2 Kings iv. Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry 33. Come, my people, enter thou into aloud : for he is a god; either he is thy chambers, and shut thy doors talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in about thee: hide thyself as it were for a journey; or peradventure he sleepa little moment, until the indignation eth, and must be awaked. And they be overpast, Isa. xxvi. 20. Nathanael cried aloud, and cut themselves after saith unto him, Whence knowest thou their manner with knives and lancets, me? Jesus answered and said unto till the blood gushed out upon them. him, Before that Philip called thee, And it came to pass when mid-day when thou wast under the fig-tree, I was past, and they prophesied until saw thee? John i. 48. But Peter put the time of the offering of the evening them all forth, and kneeled down, and sacrifice, that there wus neither voice,

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MATT. VI. 7-9.

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Ror any to answer, nor any that re tions of the world seek after: and your garded, 1 Kings xviii. 26-29. Be Father knoweth that ye have need not rash with thy mouth, and let not of these things, Luke xii. 30. Be carethine heart be hasty to utter any thing ful for nothing ; but in every thing by before God : for God is in heaven, prayer and supplication with thanksand thou upon earth: therefore let giving let your requests be made thy words be few. For a dream com- known unto God, Phil. iv, 6. eth through the multitude of business ;

VER. 9. and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words. For in the multitude

Ούτως ούν προσεύχεσθε υμείς. Πάτες of dreams and many words there are

ημών και εν τοις ουρανούς, αγιασθήτω το also divers vanities: but fear thou God,

όνομά σου " Eccles. v. 2, 3.7. But when they knew

After a this manner therefore pray ye : that he was a Jew, all with one voice,

b Our Father c which art in heaven, about the space of two hours, cried out,

d Hallowed be thy name. Great is Diana of the Ephesians, Acts a And it came to pass, that, as he xix. 34.

was praying in a certain place, when O my God, incline thine ear, and he ceased, one of his disciples said hear; open thine eyes, and behold our unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as desolations, and the city which is call- John also taught his disciples. And ed by thy name: for we do not pre- he said unto them, When ye pray, sent our supplications before thee for say, Our Father which art in heaven, our righteousnesses, but for thy great Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom mercies. O Lord, hear; O Lord, for come. Thy will be done, as in heagive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer ven, so in earth, Luke xi. 1, 2. not, for thine own sake, O my God : bSee parallels on third clause, ver. for thy city and thy people are called 16. chap. v. by thy name, Dan. ix. 18, 19. And • See parallels on last clause ver. he went a little farther, and fell on 16.ch. v. his face, and prayed, saying, O my Then Moses said unto Aaron, Father, if it be possible, let this cup This is it that the LORD spake, saypass from me: nevertheless not as ing, I will be sanctified in them that I will, but as thou wilt. He went come nigh me, and before all the away "again the second time, and people I will be glorified. And Aaron prayed, saying, O my Father, if this held his peace, Lev. x. 3. And let cup may not pass away from me, ex- thy name be magnified for ever; saycept I drink it, tły will be done. And ing, The LORD of hosts is the God he left them, and went away again, over Israel : and let the house of thy and prayed the third time, saying the servant David be established before same words, Matt. xxvi. 39. 42. 44. thee, 2 Sam. vii. 26. Hear thou in VER. 8.

heaven thy dwelling place, and do Mì Giv ojo.bñte aŭtoise onde yaç o calleth to thee for: that all people of

according to all that the stranger πατήρ υμών ων χρείαν έχετε, προ του υμάς | the earth may know thy name, to airñtai aurór.

fear thee, as do thy people Israel; Be not ye therefore like unto them: and that they may know that this for a your Father knoweth what things house, which I have builded, is called ye huve need of, before ye ask him.

by thy name, 1 Kings viii. 43. And a Lorn, all my desire is before thee; what one nation in the earth is like and my groaning is not hid from thee, thy people Israel, whom God went Psal. xxxviii. 9. And hide not thy to redeem to be his own people, to face from thy servant; for I am in make thee a name of greatness and trouble: hear me speedily. Draw nigh terribleness, by driving out nations mto my soul, and redeem it : deliver from before thy people, whom thou me because of mine enemies. Thou hast redeemed out of Egypt? 1 Chr. hast known my reproach, and my xvii. 21. Then the Levites, Jeshua, shame, and my dishonour: mine ad- and Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabniah, versaries are all before thee, lxix. 17 Sherebiah, Hodijah, Shebaniah, and --19. For all these things do the na- | Pethahiah, said, Stand up and bless

sure.

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MATT. VI. 9, 10.

A. D. 31. the LORD your God for ever and ever: a corrupt thing: for I am a great And blessed be thy glorious name, King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my which is exalted above all blessing name is dreadful among the heathen, and praise, Neh. ix. 5. Blessed be 14. Glory to God in the highest, the LORD God, the God of Israel, and on earth peace, good-will toward who only doeth wondrous things. men, Luke ii. 14. And he said unto And blessed be his glorious name for them, When ye pray, say, Our Father ever: and let the whole earth be which art in heaven, Hallowed be filled with his glory; Amen, and thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy Amen, Ps. lxxii. 18, 19. Bless the will be done, as in heaven, so in LORD, ye his angels, that excel in earth, xi. 2. Who only hath immorstrength, that do his commandments, tality, dwelling in the light which no hearkening unto the voice of his word. man can approach unto; whom no Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; man hath seen, nor can see: to whom ye ministers of his, that do his plea- be honour and power everlasting.

Bless the LORD, all his works Amen. 1 Tim. vi. 16. Thou art in all places of his dominion : bless worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and the LORD, O my soul, ciii. 20—22. honour and power: for thou hast Blessed be the name of the LORD created all things, and for thy pleafrom this time forth and for evermore. sure they are and were created, Rev. From the rising of the sun unto the iv. 11. Saying with a loud voice, going down of the same the Lord's Worthy is the Lamb that was slain name is to be praised, cxiii. 2, 3. to receive power, and riches, and And one cried unto another, and said, wisdom, and strength, and honour, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts : and glory, and blessing. And every the whole earth is full of his glory, creature which is in heaven, and on Isa. vi. 3. Now therefore, O LORD the earth, and under the earth, and our God, save us from his hand, that such as are in the sea, and all that all the kingdoms of the earth may are in them, heard I, saying, Blessknow that thou art the LORD, even ing, and honour, and glory, and thou only, xxxvii. 20. And I will power, be unto him that sitteth upon sanctify my great name, which was the throne, and unto the Lamb for profaned among the heathen, which ever and ever. And the four beasts ye have profaned in the midst of said, Amen. And the four and twenty them; and the heathen shall know elders fell down and worshipped him that I am the LORD, saith the Lord that liveth for ever and ever, v. 12–14. God, when I shall be sanctified in

VER. 10. you before their eyes, Ez. xxxvi. 23. Thus will I magnify myself, and

'Ελθέτω η βασιλεία σου. γενηθήτω το sanctify myself; and I will be known dianphá cou, ás iv cúpavô, xai ivi rūsys. in the eyes of many nations, and they

a Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be shall know that I am the LORD, Ixxvül. done in earth, as it is in heaven. 23. For the earth shall be filled with a And saying, Repent ye; for the the knowledge of the glory of the kingdom of heaven is at hand, Matt. Lord, as the waters cover the sea, ii. 2. From that time Jesus began Hab. ii. 14. And the Lord shall be to preach, and to say, Repent; for King over all the earth : in that day the kingdom of heaven is at hand, shall there be one LORD, and his iv. 17. Verily I say unto you, There name One, Zech. xiv. 9. For from be some standing here, which shall the rising of the sun even unto the not taste of death, till they see the going down of the same my name Son of man coming in his kingdom, shall be great among the Gentiles; and xvi. 28. Yet have I set my King in every place incense shall be offered upon my holy hill of Zion. I will unto my name, and a pure offering : declare the decree : the LORD hath for my name shall be great among the said unto me, Thou art my Son; this heathen, saith the LORD of hosts, Mal. day have I begotten thee. Ask of i. 11. But cursed be the deceiver, me, and I shall give thee the heathen which hath in his flock a male, and for thine inheritance, and the utterToweth, and sacrificeth unto the LORD 'most parts of the earth for thy pos

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