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C H A P. XI.

Year of our Lord 33.
ND it came to pass, that as he was praying in a cer.

tain place, when he ceased, one of his Disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his Disciples. 2. And he said unto them, when ye pray, fay; h Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name: Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, fo in earth. 3. Give us * day by day [Or, for the day] our daily bread.

4. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Š. And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; 6. For a friend of mine *in his journey [Or, out of his is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him: 7 And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; ! caiuot rise and give thee. 8. I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend: yet because of his ' importunity, he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. 9. And I say unto you, * Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and ye shall find: knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 10. For every one that asketh, receiveth: and he that seeketh, findeth: and to him that klocketh, it shall be opened. 11. Ifa' fon shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone ? or if he ask a fish, will he for a filh give him a serpent? 12. Or if he shall ask an egg, will he * offer (Gr.give] him a scorpion? 13. If ye then being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall


heavenly Father give the holy Spirit to them that ask him? 14. And he was casting out a Devil, and it was


ń * Mat. 6. 9. The Lord's Prayer.

k + Mat. 21. 22. 4. Mar. 11.24. See on Mat. 6.9,&c.

+ Joh. 15.7. Jam. 1. 6. 1 Joh. f Luk.18.1, &c. He spake a Pa 3. 22,

See on Mat. 7.7. rable to them to this end, that 1 * Mat. 7. 9. What man is there men ought always to pray,

and not


of you, whom if his Son ask Bread, ro faint. Gen 32.26 --I will 720 t will he give him a Stone ? let thee go except chou bless me.

•dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb fpake: and the People wondered. 15. But some of them laid, He casteth out devils through * Beelzebub [Gr. Beelzebul] the chief of the devils. 16. And others tempting him, fought of him a sign from heaven. 17. d But he e knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against it felf, is brought to desolation: and a house divided against a house, falleth. 18. If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through * Beelzebub [Gr. Beelzebulj. 19. And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges. 20. But if I with the ffinger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. 21. When a 8 strong man armed keepeth his Palace, his goods are in peace. 22. But when an îtronger than hé Shall

come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils. 23. ' He that is not with me, is against me: and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth. 24. When the k unclean

fpirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, B seeking reft: and finding none, he faith, I will return unto

my House whence I came out. 25. And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. 26. Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other fpirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of


can one

healed him.

o * Mat. 12. 24• 9.34:


* + Mat. 9. 32. They brought to for he knew what was in man. See him a dumb man poflessed with a

on Mat. 9. 4. Devil

. + Mat. 12. 22. Then was fof Exod. 8. 19. The Magicians brought to him one poffeffed with said unto Pharaoh, This is the a Devil, blind and dumb: and he s Finger of God.

8 + Mat. 12. 29. How See on Mat. enter into a strong man's House,

and spoil his Goods, except he first + See on Mat. 12. 38.

bind the strong man ? and then he * * Mat. 12.25. Jesus knew their 10 will spoil his House. Thoughts, and said unto them, E ht Ifa. 53. 12. f Col. 2. 15. very Kingdom divided against it self, See on Joh. 12. 31. is brought to delolation : and e

+ Mat. 12. 30. very City or House divided against it felf shall not stand. + Mar. 3.15 it Joh. 5. 14. Sin no more,left a 24. Ifa Kingdom be divided against worse thing come unto thee. + Heb. it self, that Kingdon cannot stand. 6. 4, 6. It is impossible for those

* 1 Joh. 2. 25. [ Jefus ] needed who were once enlightned. - If not that any should teftifie of man;


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k * Mat. 12. 43.

that man is worse than the first. 27. And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain Woman of the company lift up her voice, and faid unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast fucked. 28 But he said, Yea, m rather blessed are they that hear the Word of God, and keep it. 29. And when the peo ple were gathered thick together," he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a Sign, and there shall no fign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the Prophet. 30. For aş • Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, fo sħall also the Son of man be to this generation. 31. The P Queen of the south fhall rise up in the Judgment with the men of this generatiç on,

and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth, to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold; a greater than Solomon is here. 32. The men of Nineve Shall rise up in the Judgment with this generation, and thall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas ; and behold, a greater than Jonas is here. 33. No man when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, nel ther under a bushel; but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light. 34. The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light: but when thine eye is evil; thy body allo is full of darkness. 35. Take heed therefore, that the


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they shall fall away, to renew them manner of Sin and Blasphemy shall again unto Repentance. #Heb. be forgiven unto men :

bur the 10. 26. If we sin wilfully after that Blasphemy against the Holy Gholt we have received the knowledge shall not be forgiven unto Mer. of the Truth, there remainerh no 5 in + See on Mat. 7. 21, 24. more Sacrifice for Sins. t 2 Pet. 2:

See on Mat. 12: 38. 20, 21. If after they have escaped of Jonah 1. 17. Jonch was in the the Pollutions of the World, Belly of the Fish three Days and through the Knowledge of the three Nights. f Jonah 2. 10. And Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they 10 the Lord spake unto the Fish, and are again entangled therein, and o it vomited out Jonah upon the dry vercome, the latter End is worse Land: with them than the Beginning.

p to See on Mat. 12. 42. For it had been better for them 9 + Jonah 3. s. The People of not to have known the way of Righ-15 Nineveh believed God, and proclain. teousness, than after they have ed a Fast, and put on Sackcloth from known it, to turn from the holy the greatest of them even coelie Commandment delivered unto least of them. them. 1 Joh. 5. 16. There is a sin

1 + Mar. 4. 21.

+ Luk: 8. 16. unto Death, I do not say, that ye 20 See on Mat. 5.15. Shall pray for it. Mat. 12.31. All $* Mat. 6.22. The Same Alufios.

light which is in thee be not darkness. 36. If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when * the bright shining of a candle (Gr. a candle by its bright Shining] doth give thee light

. 37. And as he spake, à certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in and sat down to meat. 38. And when the a Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner. 39. And the ” Lord said to him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter : but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness. 40. Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without, make that which is within also ? 41. But (1) rather d give alms * off such things as




Mar. 7. 3. The Pharisees and thy Bread to the Hungry, and that all the Jews, except they wash their thou bring the poor that are cast Hands oft, eat not, holding the out to thy House? When thou seest Tradition of the Elders.

the Naked, that thou cover him? 23. 25: Wo unto you, st Dan.4. 27. Break off thy Sins by Scribes, and Pharisees, Hypo- 'Righteousness, and thine iniquities crites, for ye make clean the outside by sewing Mercy to the Poor. of the Cup, and of the Platter,but | Luk. 12. 33.

are full of Extortion f Luk. 19. 8. Zaccheus stood, and Excess.

1o and said unto the Lord, Behold, + Tit. 1.15. Unto the Pure all Lord, the half of my Goods, I give are pure: but unto them

to the Poor, 2 Cor. 8. 12. If that are defiled and unbelieving, is there be first a willing Mind, it is nothing pure; but

accepted according to that a Man Mind and Conscience is defiled. 15 hath, and not according to that he ** Ifa. 58. 7. Is it not to deal

hath not.

within they


even their

(1) It is certain that the Meaning of these Words is not, that Almigiving will atone and make amends for the living a careless or wicked Life; for such a Sense would contradi&t one great Design of the Gospel, which is to purifie and exalt the Mind of Man, to make him like to God, and meet for Happiness in the Kingdom of Heaven, which is utterly inconsistent with a general negle&t of the Duties of Religion, or with the Allowing of our felves in any wilful and deliberate

Sin. Some suppose that these Words are spoken by Way of Irony. As if our Lord had faid; Ye Pharisees give Alms, and think that that will make all things clean unto you; but do not mistake, for it is as necessary to cleanse your Hearts, and to purifie your Selves within, as it is to give Alms, and outwardly wash and cleanse your felves. Dr. Whitby thinks

Lord here instructs us, that all our Temporal Enjoyments are unclean, that is, unlawful to be used, till we have fan&tified them by: fome A& of Charity. Sir Norton Knatchbill's Opinion is, that the Pharifees being guilty of Rapine and Extortion, and having much ill.gotten


that our


you have [Or, as you are able]: and behold, all things are clean unto you. 42. But 6 wo unto you Pharisees : for ye tithe mint and rue, and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 43. Wo unto you Pharilees: for ye h love the uppermost leats in the Synagogues, and greetings in the markets. 44. i Wo unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them, are not aware of them. 45. Then answered one of the Lawyers, and faid unto him, Master, thus saying, thou reproacheft us alfo. 46. And he said, Wo unto you also ye Lawyers: for ye

lade men with burdens grievous to be born, and ye your selves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers. 47. Wo unto you: for ye m build the sepulchres of the Prophets, and your fathers killed them.48. Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers : for they indeed killed them, and ye build their fepulchres. 49. Therefore also said the n Wisdom of God, I will • send them ? Prophets and Apostles, and some of them they shall lay



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+ Mat. 23. 23. Wo unto you, because ye build the Tombs of the Scribes and Pharisees, Hypocrites, Prophets, and garnish the Sepulchres for

ye pay Tithe of Mint and Anise, of the Righteous. and Cummin, and have omitted the 1 Cor. 1.24 -Christ the Powe weightier Matters of the Law, Judge ser of God, and the Wisdom of ment, Mercy, and Faith: thefe, God. Quc. as here.

• + Mat.23.34. Behold, I send unh * See on Mat. 23. 6.

to you Prophets, and wife Men, and it Mat. 23. 27. Wo unto you, Scribes; and some of them ye Scribes and Pharisees, Hypocrites; 10 shall kill and crucifie, and some of for ye are like unto whited Sepal them ye shall scourge in your Sy. chres, which indeed appear beauti nagogues, and perfecute them from ful outward, but within are full of City to City. dead Mens Bones, and of all Un P 2 Chron. 36. 15, 16. The Lord cleanness.

15 God of their Fathers sent to them k: Pfal. 5.9. 'Their Throat is by his Messengers rifing up betimes

, an open Sepulchre.

and sending; because he had com. See on Mat. 23. 4.

passion on his People, and on his Mat. 23 29. Wo unto you Dwelling-Place: But they mock Scribes and Pharisees, llypocrites ; 22

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Goods in their poffeffion, and not knowing the Persons they had wrong. ed, to whona Restitution was due, our Lord here tells them, that they should give it to the Poor, and that then th: residue of their Substance would be clean, and God would accept of what they should offer to him.

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