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MATT. X. 41.
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the widow with whom I sojourn, by | Take up thy son.
Then she went in, slaying her son? And he stretched and fell at his feet, and bowed herself himself upon the child three times, to the ground, and took up her son, and cried unto the LORD, and said, o and went out, 32–37. And when Lord my God, I pray thee, let this she was baptized, and her household, child's soul come into him again. And she besought us, saying, If ye have the Lord heard the voice of Elijah; judged me to be faithful to the Lord, and the soul of the child came into come into my house, and abide there. him again, and he revived. And Eli- | And she constrained us, Acts xvi. 15. jáh took the child, and brought him I commend unto you Phebe our sister, down out of the chamber into the which is a servant of the church which house, and delivered him unto his mo- is at Cenchrea: That ye receive her ther : and Elijah said, See, thy son in the Lord, as becometh saints, and liveth. And the woman said to Eli- that ye assist her in whatsoever busijah, Now by this I know that thou art ness she hath need of you : for she a man of God, and that the word of hath been a succourer of many, and the LORD in thy mouth is truth, 20- of myself also. Greet Priscilla and 24. And it fell on a day, that Elisha Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus : passed to Shunem, where was a great who have for my life laid down their woman; and she constrained him to own necks : unto whom not only I eat bread. And so it was, that as oft give thanks, but also all the churches as he passed by, he turned in thither of the Gentiles, Rom. xvi. 1--4. to eat bread. And she said unto her Gaius mine host, and of the whole husband, Behold now, I perceive that church, saluteth you. Erastus the this is an holy man of God, which chamberlain of the city saluteth you, passeth by us continually. Let us and Quartus a brother, 23.
The make a little chamber, I pray thee, Lord give mercy unto the house of on the wall; and let us set for him Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and was not ashamed of my chain : and a candlestick : and it shall be, But, when he was in Rome, he sought when he cometh to us, that he shall me out very diligently, and found me. turn in thither, 2 Kings iv. 8—10. The Lord grant unto him that he may And he said, About this season, ac- find mercy of the Lord in that day : cording to the time of life, thou shalt | and in how many things he ministered embrace a son., And she said, Nay, unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very my lord, thou man of God, do not lie well, 2 Tim. i. 16—18. Beloved, thou unto thine handmaid. And the wo- doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest man conceived, and bare a son at that to the brethren, and to strangers; season that Elisha had said unto her, which have borne witness of thy chaaccording to the time of life, 16, 17. rity before the church: whom if thou And when Elisha was come into the bring forward on their journey after a house, behold, the child was dead, godly sort, thou shalt do well: Beand laid upon his bed. He went in cause that for his name's sake they therefore and shut the door upon them went forth, taking nothing of the Gen' twain, and prayed unto the LORD. tiles. We therefore ought to receive
And he went up, and lay upon the such, that we might be fellow-helpers child, and put his mouth upon his to the truth, 3 John 5-8. mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes,
b Take heed that ye do not your alms and his hands upon his hands: and before men, to be seen of them : otherhe stretched himself upon the child; wise ye have no reward of your Faand the flesh of the child waxed warm. ther which is in heaven, Matt. vi. 1. Then he returned, and walked in the That thine alms may be in secret: and house to and fro; and went up, and thy Father which seeth in secret himstretched himself upon him: and the self shall reward thee openly, 4. But child sneezed seven times, and the thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy child opened his eyes. And he called closet, and when thou hast shut thy Gehazi, and said, Call this Shuna- door, pray to thy Father which is in mite. So he called her. And when secret; and thy Father which seeth in she was come in unto him, he said, secret shall reward thee openly, 6.
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gave thee drink? When saw we for I say unto you, That in heaven thee a stranger, and took thee in? or their angels do always behold the face naked, and clothed thee? Or when of my Father which is in heaven, 10. saw we thee sick, or in prison, and Even so it is not the will of your Facame unto thee. And the King shall ther which is in heaven, that one of answer and say unto them, Verily I these little ones should perish, 14. say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have | Awake, O sword, against my shepdone it ato one of the least of these herd, and against the man that is my my brethren, ye have done it unto me, fellow, saith the LORD of hosts : smite XXV. 34–40. Say ye to the righteous, the shepherd, and the sheep shall be that it shall be well with him: for they scattered : and I will turn mine hand shall eat the fruit of their doings, Isa. upon the little ones, Zech. xiii. 7. iïi. 10. But when thou makest a feast, And whosoever shall offend one of call the poor, the maimed, the lame, these little ones that believe in me, it the blind: And thou shalt be blessed; is better for him that a millstone for they cannot recompense thee: for were hanged about his neck, and thou shalt be recompensed at the re- he were cast into the sea, Mark ix. 42. surrection of the just, Luke xiv. 13, It were better for him that a millstone 14. For if I do this thing willingly, were hanged about his neck, and he I have a reward : but if against my cast into the sea; than that he should will, a dispensation of the Gospel is offend one of these little ones, Luke committed unto me, 1 Cor. ix. 17. xvii. 2. For if any man see thee Seeing it is a righteous thing with God which hast knowledge sit at meat in to recompense tribulation to them that the idol's' temple, shall not the controuble you; And to you who are science of him which is weak be emtroubled rest with us, when the Lord boldened to eat those things which Jesus shall be revealed from heaven are offered to idols; And through thy with his mighty angels, 2 Thes. i. 6, knowledge shall the weak brother 7. Look to yourselves, that we lose not perish, for whom Christ died? But those things which we have wrought, when ye sin so against the brethren, but that we receive a full reward, and wound their weak conscience, ye 2 John 8.
sin against Christ. Wherefore, if
meat make my brother to offend, I VER. 42.
will eat no flesh while the world Και δς εαυ ποτίση ένα των μικρών του- standeth, lest I make my brother to των ποτήριον ψυχρού μόνον, εις όνομα μαθη- offend, 1 Cor. viii. 10-13. του, αμήν λέγω υμίν, ου μη απολεση τον
b For whosoever shall give you a μισθόν αυτού.
cup of water to drink in my name, VOL. I.
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A. D. 31. because ye belong to Christ, verily I | your liberal distribution unto them, say unto you, He shall not lose his re- and unto all men; And by their prayer ward, Mark ix. 41. And there came for you, which long after you for the a certain poor widow, and she threw exceeding grace of God in you. Thanks in two mites, which make a farthing. be unto God for his unspeakable gift, And he called unto him his disciples, 2 Cor. ix. 6—15. Now, ye Philipand saith unto them, Verily I say pians, know also, that in the beginunto you, That this poor widow bath ning of the Gospel, when I departed cast more in, than all they which from Macedonia, no church commuhave cast into the treasury, xii. 42, nicated with me as concerning giving 43. For ye have the poor with you and receiving, but ye only. For even always, and whensoever ye will ye in Thessalonica ye sent once and again may do them good : but me ye have unto my necessity. Not because I not always. She hath done what she desire a gift: but I desire fruit that could: she is come aforehand to an- may abound to your account. But I oint my body to the burying, xiv. 7,8. have all, and abound : I am full, For if there be first a willing mind, it having received of Epaphroditus the is accepted according to that a man things which were sent from you, an hath, and not according to that he odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice achath not, 2 Cor. viii. 12.
ceptable, well-pleasing to God. But So shall the knowledge of wisdom my God shall supply all your need be unto thy soul : when thou hast according to his riches in glory_by found it, then there shall be a reward, Christ Jesus, Phil. iv. 15–19. For and thy expectation shall not be cut God is not unrighteous to forget your off, Prov. xxiv. 14. But love ye your work and labour of love, which ye enemies, and do good, and lend, have shewed toward his name, in that hoping for nothing again ; and your ye have ministered to the saints, and reward shall be great, and ye shall do minister, Heb. vi. 10. be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and
CHAP. XI–VER. 1. to the evil, Luke vi. 35. But this I Και εγένετο ότε ετέλεσεν ο Ιησούς διαsay, He which soweth sparingly shall τάσσων τοϊς δώδεκα μαθηταίς αυτού, μετeap also sparingly; and he which | τέβη εκείθεν, του διδάσκειν και κερύσσειν Soweth bountifully shall reap also εν ταϊς πόλεσιν αυτών. . bountifully. Every man according as
And it came to pass, when Jesus had he purposeth in his heart, so let him made an end of commanding his twelve give; not grudgingly, or of necessity; disciples, a he departed thence to teach for God loveth a cheerful giver. And and to preach in their cities. God is able to make all
a See parallels on ver. 35, chap. ix. all sufficiency in all things, may abound
VER. 2. to every good work : (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath
ο δε Ιωάννης ακούσας εν τώ δεσμωτηρίω given to the poor : his righteousness Tà igree toũ Xgotow, még fas dúo ito remaineth for ever. Now he that
μαθητών αυτού, ministereth seed to the sower both
Now a when John had heard bin the minister bread for your food, and prison the works of Christ, he sent two multiply your seed sown, and increase of his disciples, the fruits of your righteousness ;) a And the disciples of John shewed Being enriched in every thing to all him of all these things. And John bountifulness, which causeth through calling unto him two of his disciples us thanksgiving to God. For the ad- sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou ministration of this service not only he that should come? or look we for supplieth the want of the saints, but another? When the men were come is abundant also by many thanks- unto him, they said, John Baptist givings unto God; Whiles by the ex. hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art periment of this ministration they glo- thou he that should come? or look we rify God for your professed subjection for another? And in the same hour unto the Gospel of Christ, and for he cured many of their infirmities and
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A. D. 31. plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna many that were blind be gave sight. to the Son of David : Blessed is he Then Jesus answering said unto them, that cometh in the name of the Lord; your
and tell John what Hosanna in the highest: xxi. 5. 9. things ye have seen and heard; how And I will put enmity between thee that the blind see, the lame walk, the and the woman, and between thy seed lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, and her seed; it shall bruise thy head; the dead are raised, to the poor and thou shalt bruise his heel, Geni the gospel is preached. And blessed ii. 15. And I will bless them that is he, whosoever shall not be offended | bless thee, and curse him that curseth in me, Luke vii. 18—23.
thee : and in thee shall all families of Now when Jesus had heard that the earth be blessed, xii. 3. The sceptre John was cast into prison, he depart- shall not depart from Judah, nor à ed into Galilee, Matt. iv. 12. For lawgiver from between his feet, until Herod had laid hold on John, and Shiloh come; and unto him shall the bound him, and put him in prison for gathering the people be, xlix. 10. Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's I shall see him, but not now : I shall wife, xiv. 3. For Herod himself had behold him, but not nigh: there shall sent forth and laid hold upon John, come a Star out of Jacob, and a and bound him in prison for Herodias' Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and sake, his -brother Philip's wife : for shall smite the corners of Moab;'ànd he had married her. For John had destroy all the children of Sheth, said unto Herod, It is not lawful for Num. xxiv. 17. The Lord thy God thee to have thy brother's wife, Mark will raise up unto thee a Prophét from vi. 17, 18. But Herod the tetrarch, the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like being reproved by him for Herodias unto me ; unto him ye shall hearker, his brother Philip's wife, and for all According to all that thou desiredst of the evils which Herod had done, ad- the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day ded
yet this above all, that he shut up of the assembly, saying, Let me not John in prison, Luke iii. 19, 20. For hear again the voice of the LORD my John was not yet cast into prison, God, neither let me see this great fire John iii. 24.
any more that I die not. And the VER. 3.
Lord said unto me, They have well Είπεν αυτώ Συ εί ο ερχόμενος, ή έτερον | spoken that which they have spoken. προσδοκώμεν και
I will raise them up a Prophet from ;
among their brethren, like unto thee, And said unto him, a Art thou he that and will put my words in his mouth; should come, or do we look for another?
and he shall speak unto them all that a Where is he that is born King of I shall command him, Deut. xvii. the Jews ? for we have seen his star 15-18. The LORD said unto my in the east, and are come to worship Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until him. When Herod the king had heard I make thine enemies thy footstool. these things, he was troubled, and all The LORD shall send the rod of thy Jerusalem with him. And when he strength out of Zion: rule thou in the had gathered all the chief priests midst of thine enemies. Thy people and Scribes of the people together, he shall be willing in the day of thy power, demanded of them where Christ should in the beauties of holiness from the be born. And they said unto him, In womb of the morning: thou hast the Bethlehem of Judæa : for thus it is dew of thy youth. The Lord hath written by the prophet, And thou swörn, and will not repent, Thou art Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art a priest for ever after the order of not the least among the princes of Melchizedek. The LORD at thy right Juda : for out of thee shall come a Go- hand shall strike through kings in the vernor, thạtshall rule my people israel, day of his wrath, Ps.cx. 14-5. ThereMatt. ii. 246. Tell ye the daughter fore the Lord himself shall give you of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conthee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, ceive, and bear a son, and shall call and a colt the foal of an ass. And his name Immanuel, Is. vii. 14. For the multitudes that went before, and I unto us a child is born, unto us a son
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A. D. 31. is given: and the government shall be your old men shall dream dreams, upon his shoulder: and his name shall your young men shall see visions : And be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The also upon the servants and upon the mighty God, The everlasting Father, handmaids in those days will I pour The Prince of Peace. Of the increase out my Spirit. And I will shew wonof his government and peace there shall ders in the heavens and in the earth, be no end, upon the throne of David, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. and upon his kingdom, to orderit, and The sun shall be turned into darkness, to establish it with judgment and with and the moon into blood, before the justice from henceforth even for ever. great and the terrible day of the The zeal of the Lord of hosts will
And it shall come to perform this, ix. 6, 7. Behold, the pass, that whosoever shall call on days come, saith the LORD, that I will the name of the LORD shall be deraise unto David a righteous Branch, livered: for in mount Zion and in Jeand a King shall reign and prosper, rusalem shall be deliverance, as the and shall execute judgment and jus- Lord hath said; and in the remnant tice in the earth. In his days Judah whom the LORD shall call, Joel ii. shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell | 28–32. In that day will I raise up safely: and this is his name whereby the tabernacle of David that is fallen, he shall be called, THE LORD OUR and close up the breaches thereof; RIGHTEOUSNESS, Jer. xxiii.5,6. And and I will raise up his ruins, and I I will set up one shepherd over them, will build it as in the days of old : and he shall feed them, even my ser- That they may possess the remnant. vant David; he shall feed them, and of Edom, and of all the heathen, he shall be their shepherd. And I the which are called by my name, saith the LORD will be their God, and my ser- LORD that doeth this, Am. ix. 11, 12. vant David a prince among them ; I And saviours shall come up on mount the Lord have spoken it, Ezek. xxxiv, Zion to judge the mount of Esau ; and 23, 24. Seventy weeks are determined the kingdom shall be the Lord's, upon thy people and upon thy holy Obad. 21. But thou, Beth-lehem Ephcity, to finish the transgression, and ratah, though thou be little among the to make an end of sins, and to make thousands of Judah, yet out of thee reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring shall he come forth unto me that is to in everlasting righteousness, and to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth seal up the vision and prophecy, and have been from of old, from everlasting, to anoint the most Holy. Know there- Mic. v. 2. And I will shake all nafore and understand, that from the tions, and the desire of all nations going forth of the commandment to shall come: and I will fill this house restore and to build Jerusalem unto with glory, saith the Lord of hosts, the Messiah the Prince shall be seven Hag. ii.7. Rejoice greatly, O daughter weeks, and threescore and two weeks : of Zion; shout, o daughter of Jerusathe streets shall be built again, and lem: behold, thy King cometh unto the wall, even in troublous times. thee: he is just, and having salvaAnd after threescore and two weeks tion; lowly, and riding upon an ass, shall Messiah be cut off, but not for and upon a colt the foal of an ass, himself: and the people of the prince Zech. ix. 9. Behold, I will send my that shall come shall destroy the city messenger, and he shall prepare the and the sanctuary; and the end there way before me: and the LORD, whom of shall be with a flood, and unto the ye seek, shall suddenly come to his end of the war desolations are de- temple, even the messenger of the termined, Dan. ix. 24–26. Afterward covenant, whom ye delight in: beshall the children of Israel return, and hold, he shall come, saith the LORD seek the LORD their God, and David | of hosts, Mal. iii. 1. their king; and shall fear the LORD that fear my name shall the Sun of and his goodness in the latter days, Righteousness arise with healing in Hos. iii. 5. And it shall come to pass his wings; and ye shall go forth, and afterward, that I will pour out my grow up as calves of the stall, iv. 2. Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons T'he woman saith unto him, I know and your daughters shall prophesy, that Messias cometh, which is called
But unto you