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unto thee. 15. Is it not a lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? is thine beye evil because I am good? 10. So the (1) last shall be first, and the first laft: for many be called, but few chofen.

17. And · Je sus going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve "disciplesapart in the way, and faid unto them, 18. Behold, we


* * Rom.9.21. Hath not the pot Łörd against thee, and it be Sin ter 'power over the Cláy, of the unto thee. t Prov. 23. 6. Eat fame. Lump to make one Vefsel thou not the Bread of him

that hath unto Honour, and another unto an evil Eye, neither delire thou his dishonour !

s dainty meats.

+ Mat. 6. 23. If þ + Deut. 15. 9. Beware that thine Eye be evil, thy whole Body there be not a thought in thy Mall be full of Darkness. wicked Heart, faying, The seventh

c* See on Mar. 10.31. Year, the Year of release is ac d ¢ Mat. 22. 14. For many are Hand : and thine Eye be evil against 10 called, but few are chosen. thy poor Brother, and thoa givest See on Mat. 16. 21. him nought, and he cry unto the

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(1.) These Words are the Conclusion of the Parable of the Labourers in the Vineyard, which gives no Encouragement to People to defet their Repentance to the End of their Lives; for they cannot from hence receive any hope of being accepted then; because the Parable relates to quite another Matter, namely, the Calling of the Gentiles to partake of the Benefits and Privileges of Christ's Kingdom together with the Jews; for the Gentiles are signified by those who wrought but one Hour. Nor have these. Words any relation co any eternal Decree of God's, whereby some few particular Persons are chosen to eternal Life, and the much greater Part of Men reprobated, and appointed to Destructie on. But the Sense of them is plainly this. The Gentiles, though they were last called into God's Vineyard, yet they believing in, and thankfully receiving Christ, were made Partakers of the Blessings of his Kingdom. Whereas the Jero's, who were first in God's Vineyard, and were, by Jesus Christ and his Apostles firft called, were rejected, few of themi coming, when they were called and invited by them; and continuing fill in Unbelief, they shall be the last who shall partake of the Privileges of the Gospel, and not converted till the Fulness of the Gentiles is come in. The Reason therefore why few of them were chosen was, be. cause few of them complied with the Call given to them. They were seriously called by Jesus Chrif, but they either did not Answer, (See Ira.

50. 2. and Isa. 66. 4.) or if they answered, they refused to come, Luk 14. 20. or if they came, their fear of Men, and their love of Riches, &c. Mar. 10. 22. prevailed with them to go back and leave him. They wilfully rejected the gracious Offers made to them by the Son of God. It was their own Fault therefore that they were not cho: fen, not God's, who did his Part towards their being such as he could chure and make happy.


late, when he was determined to whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the him, saying, Mafter, we would that thou thould I do for us whata thence, he saw oihartwo Brethren, Jomes the son of Zebedee, and John plished!

go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be f betrayed unto the chief Priests, and unto the Scribes, and they fall condemn him to death, 19. And hall deliver him to the Gentiles, to mock, and to scourge, and to crucifie him: and the third day he shall rise again.

h 20. ( Then came to him the mother of i Zebedee's children with her Sons, worihipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him. 21. And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She faith unto him, Grant that these my two Sons

may fit, the one on thy right hand, and the other. on the left in thy kingdom. 22. But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of m the cup that I fhall drink of, and to be baptized with the n baptism that I am baptized with?

They See on Mat, 16. 21.

k Mat. 19.28. i King: 2. 19. 3 4 Mar. 27. 2. When they had Bathsheba went unto King Solomon, bound him, they led him away and --and she sat on his righe Hand. delivered him to Pontius Pilate the 1 King. 22. 19. “I saw the Lord Governour. + Luk. 23: 1. The s fitting on his Throne, and all the whole multitude of them arose, and Host of Heaven standing by him led him unto Pilate.

+Joh. 18 on his right Hund, and on his left. 28,6c. Then led they Jesus from Pfal. 75. 8. In the Hand of the Caiaphas to the Hall of Judgment, and Lord there is a Cup, and the Wine it was early, and they themselves is red: it is full of Mixture, and went not into the Judgment Hall he poureth out of the same but left they should be defiled: but the Dregs thereof all the Wicked

that they might eat the Pallover. of the Earth shall wring them out e A&. 3. 13. The God of Abraham, and drink them.

and of Ísaac, and of Jacob, the God m + Mar. 26. 39, 42. He went of our Fathers hath glorified his Is a little further and fell on his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, Face, and prayed, saying, O my and denied in the Presence of Pi Father, if it be possible, let this Cup

pass from me: nevertheless, noc AE. 4. 27. Of a as I will, but as thou wilt. He truth , against thy holy Child Jefus, 20 went away again the second time,

and prayed, saying, O my Father,

if this Cup may not pass from Gentiles and people of Israel,are ga

me, except I drink it, thy Will be

done. + Joh. 18. II. Then said * Mar. 1o. 35. James and John 25 Jefus to Peter, Put up thy Sword the Sons of Zebedee come unto into the Sheath: the. Cup which

my Father hath given me, shall I

not drink it ? .

nt Luk. 12. go. I have a BapGoing from zo tism to be baptized with, and how

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foever we shall defire. i + Mat. 4. 21.

his Brother.

Who gave himself iiż Tear of our Lord 3ž. Ŝt. MATTHEW XX. They say unto him, We are able. 23. And he faith uni to them, • Ye fhall drink indeed of my cup, and be bap. tized with the baptism that I am baptized with : but to sit on my right hand, and on mỹ, left, is not mine to give, but it jhall be given to them for whom it is ' pre . pared of my Father. 24. And when the 9 ten heard it

. they were moved with indignation against the two bre chren. 25. But Jesus called them unto him, and faid, Y¢ know that the princes of the Gentiles exercife dominion over them, and they that are great, exercise authority up on them.

26. But it * fhall not be so among you: but whosoever will be i

great among you, let liim be your minister. 27. And whosoever will be s chief among you, let him be your u servant: 28.Even as the Son of man came not to be * ministred unto, but to minister and to give his life a brad

fom • See on Mar. io. 39.

shall be your Servant. PMar. 25. 34. Inherit the u Cor. 9. 19. Though I be Kingdom prepared for you. Heb. free from all Men, yet have I made II. 16. He hath prepared for

my self a Servant unto all, that I them a City.

s might gain the more. 9 4 Mar. 1o. 41. When the ten

Joh. 13. 4, 14. He riseth heard it, they began to be much from Supper, and laid side his displeased with James atid John. Gaiments, and took a Towel and Luk 22.24, 25. There was also girded himself. If I then your a Strife among them, which of 10 Lord and Master have washed your them fhould be accounted che

Feet, yé also oughé to wash one agreatest. And he said unto them, nother's Feet. Phil. The Kings of the Gentiles exercise made himself of no Reputation, and Lordship, Gr.

took upon him the form of a Sera * + 1 Pet. 5. 3. Neither as being is vant

, and was inade in the likeness Lords over God's Heritage, but being of Men. + Luk. 22., 27. Whether Ensamples to the Flock.

is greater, he char sitteth at Meat, st Mat. 23. 11. He that is or he that serveshi ? Is nor he chat greatest among you, shall be your litteth at Meat? but i ax among Servant. + Mar. 9. 35. And he 20 you as he that serveth. sat down and called the Twelve, 2 Cor. s. 21. He hath made and faith unto chein, If any mạn him to be sin for us, who knew desire to be fir!, the fame shall be no lin; that we might be made last of all, and Servant of all. the Righteousness of God in him. | Mar. 10.43. So shall it not be 25 Epli. 1. 7. In whom we have Re among you: but whosoever will

demption through his Blood the be Great among you, fhall be your Forgiveness of Sins, according to Minifer.

ihe Riches of his Grace. ti Tim. 5 Mar. 18.4. Whosoever there.

2. 6. Who gave himself a Razlom fore shall humble himself as this lit-zo for all, to be testified in due time. tle Child, the fame is greatest in

+ Tit. 2. 14. the Kingdom of Heaven. Mac. 23. for us, that he might redeem us 11. He that is greatest among you

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29. And (1) as they • departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. 30. q And bea hold, two blind men fitting by the way-side, when they heard that Jesus paffed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thơu son of David. 31. And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David. 32. And Jesus stood ftill, and called them, and said, what will ye that I should do unto you? 33. They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. 34. So Jesus had compaffion on them, and touched their eyes and immediately their eyes res ceived fight, and they followed him.


С НА Р. krom all iniquity, and purifie unto many be dead; much more the himself a peculiar People żealous Grace of God, and the Gift by of good works. Heb. 9. 28 Chrift Grace, which is by one man, Jesus was once offered to bear the Sins of Christ, hath Jabounded unto many. many

. ti Pet. 1. 18, 19. Ye were s As by one man's Disobedience mám not redeemed with corruptible ny were made Sinners; so by the things— But with the precious Obedience of one, shall many be Blod of Christ, as of a Lamb with made righteous. our blemith, and without spot.

b * Mar. 1o.

46. They came to L. 53. 10. It pleased the Lord to Jericho: and as he went out of bruise him, he hath put him to 10 jericho with his Disciples, and grief: when thou shalt make his

a great number of People, blind Soul an offering for Sin.

Bartimeus, the Son of Timeus, fac # Mat. 26. 28. This is my by the way-side begging. Blood of the New Testament,

18. 35. -As he was come nigh which is shed for many for the Rears unto Jericho, a certain blind man million of Sins. + Rom. 5. 15, 19.

fat by the wayside begging. --If through the Offence of one (1) Though St. Marte and St: Luke mention but one blind Man, here they do not say that there was no ottier

. They might mention but one, namely Bartimeus, he being the mor remarkable. St. Matthew and St. Márk speak of this Cure” as performed when our

departed from Jericho. This St. Luke' does not contradi&t, for his words fridly rendred, fignifie our Lord's being nigh Jericho? And he may be said to be near 'á Place, who is gone a little Way


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were come to Bethphage, unto the amount of 0lives, then sent Jefus two disciples, 2. Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye Shall find an Ass tied, and a colt with her : loose them, and bring them unto me. 3. And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them ; And straightway he will send them. 4. All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, 5. • Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold thy king cometh unto thee, f meek, and fitting upon an Als, and a colt the fole of an Ass. 6. And the 3 disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, 7. And brought the Als, and the Colt, and put on them (1) their cloaths, and they set him thereon. 8. And a very great multitude spread their Garments in the way;


1.C.* · Mar. U. 1. When they O Daughter of Jerusalem, behold, came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Beth thy King cometh unto thée : he is phage, and Bethany, at the Mount just, and having Salvation, lowly of Olives, he fendeth forth two of and riding upon an Ass, and upon his Difciples. * Luk. 19. 29. 5 a Colt the Fole of an Ass.' * Joh. -When he was come nigh to Beth 12. 15. Fear not Daughter of Siphage and Bethany, at the Mount on: behold, thy King cometh, called the Mount of Olives, he fitting on an Ass's Colt. fent two of his Disciples.

f Mat. 11. 29. -I am Meek and d † Zech. 14. 4. His Feet shall 10 lowly in Heart. Mat. 12. 19. He stand in that day on the Mount of fiall not strive nor cry, neither shall Olives, which is before Jerusalem any man hear his voice in the on the East, and the Mount of O. Streets. 2 Cor. 10. lives shall cleave in the midst Paul my self beseech you by the thereof toward the East and to- 15 Meekness and Gentleness of Chrift:ward the West.

& * Mar. 11. 2. Go your way in* Ifa. 62.

11. Behold, the to the Village overagainst you ; Lord hath proclaimed unto the end and as soon as ye be entred into it, of the World, Say ye to the Daugh. : ye shall find a Colt tied, whereon neter of Zion, behold, thy Salvation ver man sat; loofe him and bring cometh ; behold, his Reward is him. with him, and his Work before h + 2 King. 9. 13. Then they him. * Zech. 9. 9. Rejoice great. hafted and took every man his Garly, O Daughter of Zion; Shout

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