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manded you, fay, We are • (1) unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

II. And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12. And as he entred into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood b'afar off: 13. And they lifted up their voices, and faid, Jefus, Master, have mercy on us. 14. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go fhew your selves unto the priests. And it came to pafs, that as they went, they were cleansed. 15. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16. And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. 17. And Jesus answering said, Were there not "ten cleansęd? but where are the nine? 18. There are not found that returned to give glory to God, fave this stranger.

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* Job 35.9. If thou be Righteous, is unclean: he shall dwell alone; 'what givest thou him? or what re without the Comp thall his Habitaticeiveth he of thine Hand? Pfal. 16. 2. -My Goodness extendeth ct Lev. 13. 2. When a Man not to thee: + Mat. 25. 30. Caft s shall have in the skin of his Flejb

, ye the unprofitable Servant into out a rifing, a scab, or bright Spot, and it er Darkness : there shall be weep be in the Skin of his Élelh, like ing and gnashing of Teeth. Rom. the Plague of Leprofie; then be

he la 3. 12. They are all gone out of the hall be brought to Aaron the Pright

, Way, they are together become to or to one of his Sons the Priests. pnprofitable, there is none that doth Lev. 14. 2. This Ihall be the good, no not one. Rom. II. 35.

Law of the Leper, in the Day of his Who hath first given to him, and it Cleansing: He ihall be brought un. shall be recompenced unto him a. to the Priet. Mag. 8.4 --Go gain ? † Philem. ver. 11. Which is thy way, ber thy self to the Prief, in Time past was to thee unprofitar and offer the Gift that Moles ble, but now profitable to thee and commanded for a Testimony unto

them. • Lev. 13. 46. He [the Leper]

to me.


(1) It is manifest from these Words, and the Places referr'd to, that Itriály and properly speaking, we cannot be profitable to God ; but this notwithstanding, in a lower Sense, we may be profitable, for our Lord (peaks of good and faithful Servants, Mat. 25. 21. By, a fingere Obedience to his . Laws, may, advance his, Glory, and promote those Designs he would have carried on in the World. We ought to look upon our felves as poor and wesk Instruments in his Hands. We not only fail in our Duty, but what we do is by Alistances derived from him ; and therefore we cannot Merit any Reward from him. The Servant that is wholly unprofitable

, is by our Lord sentenced to be caft, inte, omter Dark Vefs, Mat. 25. 30.

m, Arise, go thy way; 4 thy faith hath made thee

20. TAnd when he was demanded of the Pharisees, the kingdom of God should come; he answered them, 1, The kingdom of God cometh not * with observati> with outward fheno]. 21. Neither shall they say, Lo r lo there: for behold the kingdom of God is € * with [Or, among you]. 22. And he said unto the disciples, lays willcome when ye shall desire to see one of the days son of man,and ye shallnot see it. 23. And they shall say

See here, or see there: go not after them, nor fol. em.

24. For as the i lightning that. lightneth out of e part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under

: so shall also the Son of man be in his day. 29. But uft he * suffer many things, and be rejected of this geon. 26. And as it was in the days of Noe, so fhall it -o in the days of the Son of man. 27. They did eat; drank, they married wives, they were given in maruntil the day that Noe entred into the ark : and the came and destroyed them all. 28. Likewise also as it n the m Days of Lot, they did eat, they drank, they at, they sold, they planted, they builded: 29. But the

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Mat. 9. 32.

Mar. 5. 34

was with them in the World, I kept 10. 52. Luk. 2.50. Luk. 8. them in thy Name: those thač e fame Words. f Luk. 18.42: thou gaveft me I kept, and none Ve thy Sight, thy Faith hath of them is loft but the Son of Per. thee.

s dition ; that the Scripture might ee on Mat. 24. 23.

be fulfilled. cm. 2. 29. He is a Jeso which

ht Mar, 13. 21.

Luk. 21. 8, inwardly; and Circumcision is

See on Mat. 24. 23. of the Heart, in the Spirit, and it Mat. 24.27. For as the Light

n the Letter, whose Praise is 10 ning cometh out of the East, and -ivf Men, but of God. Rom. fhineth even unto the West : so

7. The Kingdom of God is not shall also the Coming of the Son of t and Drink, but Righteousness, Man be. Peace, and joy in the Holy

k of Mar. 8. 31;

+ Mar. 9. 31. ft. 2 Cor. 5. 17. If any Man 15 + Mar. 10.33. + Luk. 9. 22. See in Christ. be is a new Creature.

on Mat. 16. 21. 4.4. 23. Be renewed in the Spirit

1 Thef. 5.2,3. Your jour Mind.

selves know perfectly that the Day † See Mar. 9. 15. Can the of the Lord lo cometh as a Thief in Idren of the Bride-chamber the Night. For when they shall urn as long as the Bridegroom is fay Peace and Safety, then sudden h them but the Days will Destruction cometh upon them. ne when the Bridegroom shall be See on Mat. 24.38. viens from them, and then shall

Gen. 19. py Fax. t Joh. 19. 13. While I 25

1 * Gen. 7.


same day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all: 30. Even thus fhall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. 31. In that day, he which shall be upon the house-top; and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: : and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. 32. Remember Lots wife. 33. Whosoever shall seek to

fave his life, thall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life, fhall preserve it. 34. f I tell you, in that night there thall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other Thall be left. 35. Two women sħall be grinding together ; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 36. () Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 37. And they answered and said unto him, * Where, Lord ? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathețed together,


2 The Destruction of Sodom and bere it is, my fake and the Go, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim, is re fpels. + Joh. 12. 25. He that love ferr'd to Deut. 29. 23. Ifa. 13:19. eth his Life, shall lose it: and he Jer. 30. 40. Ezek. 16.49. Hof. 15. that hateth his Life in this World, 8. Amos 4. II. Zeph. 2. 9.5 shall keep it unto Life Eternal. 2 Pet. 2. 6. Jude ver.7.

Gal. 6. 12. As many as desire to b.: ¿ Thef. 1.9. To you who make a fair shew in the Flesh, they are troubled, rest with us, when constrain you to be Circumcised, the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from only left they should suffer Perfe Heaven with his mighty Angels. 10 cution for the Cross of Christ.

of Nat. 24. 17. Let him which f * Mat. 24. 40, 41. Then Thall is on the House cop, not come down two be in the Field, the one thall be to take any thing out of his House. taken, and the other left. Two WoGen. 19. 26. But his Wife men shall be grinding at the Mill

, looked back from behind him, and 15 the one shall be taken, and the other The became a Pillar of Salt. Wird.

left. t i Ther. 4. 17. Then we 10.7. -A standing Pillar of Salt which are alive and remain, ahall is a Monument of an unbelieving caught up together with them Soul."

in the Clouds, to meet the Lord in é + Mat. 10.39. He that findeth 2c the Air: and fo fhall we ever be his Life, shall lose it : and he that with the Lord. loseth his Life for my fake, fhall 5 + Job 39.30. Where the slain find it "+ Mat. 16.25. † Luk.9.24. are, there is me.

28. Whosoever will farve his Life, shall

Wherefoever the Carcxfe is, there lose it, and whosoever will lose his will the Eagles be gathered toge: Life for my fake, fhall find it. ther. + Mar. 9. 3's. The same as Mat. only

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CHA P. XVIII. ND he spake a Parable unto them, to this end, that Men ought " always to (1) pray, and not to i faint; ing, There was * in a city (Gr. in a certain city] a judge, feared not God, neither regarded man.

3. And there widow in that city, and the came unto him, saying, e me of mine adversary. 4. And he would not for a

but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear d, 11or regard man; 5. Yet because this widow troume, I will avenge her, left by her continual coming rary me.

6. And the Lord said, Hear what the undgé faith. 7. And shall not God k avenge his own which cry day and night unto him,

though ok. 21. 36. Watch ye there. i Luk. 11. 8. I say unto you, d pray always.- A&s 6.4. Though he will not rise and give I give our felves continually him, because he is his Friend : yet

, and to the ministry of because of his importunity, he will ird. A&S 10. 2. (Cornelius] rise and give him as many as he

s it Man, and one that feared needech. · Gen. 32. 26. I will not vith all his House, which let thee go, except thou bless me. auch Alms to the People, Ecclefiaft. 7. 10. Be not faint-heartryed to God alway. t Rom. ed when thou makest thy Prayer; Continuing instant in Pray:1 and neglect not to give Alms. Eph. 6. 18. Praying always + Rev. 6. 19. How long, O ll Prayer and Supplication Lord, holy and true, dost thcu not Spirit, and watching there- judge and avenge our Blood on them rith all Perseverance, and Sup that dwell on the Earth. : on for all Saints. + Col.


1 2 Efd. 15. 7, 8. Therefore faith inne in Prayer, and watch in the Lord, I will hold my Tongue fame with Thanksgiving. no more as touching their Wickedies.5.17. Pray without ceasing.

ness, To pray always and without ceasing, are Expressions not to be unod in the largest sense, there being other Actions allowed, and other s commanded by God. But they may import, I. That we fre» Exercise our felves in this Dury. II. That we are always in a per and Disposition for it. III. That we embrace all proper Times Seasons for Prayer. IV. That in the Intervals of Business, and as re Walking, bo. we lift up our Hearts to God, exprefling our ts and our Desires before him, and our Thanksgivings to him, which (led Ejaculatory Prayer. V. These Expressions may import, that we int convenient Times for the daily Performance of this Duty. This d and Daniel did in the Morning, at Noon, and in the Evening. VI. t we endeavour to order our daily Einployments in such manner, we may, as often as we can, observe the Times set apare by Autho. for the publick Exercise of this Duty, especially on the Lord's-Day, Mr. Waple's Serinons, Vol. II. pag. 317. and Dr. Barrow on 1 Thes. ..!?


* though he bear long with them? 8. I tell you that the will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Sonic man cometh, thall he find faith on the earth? 9. And wei fpake this parable unto certain which trusted in themelet *that they were righteous [Or, as being righteous), and spised others. 10. Two men went up into the temple pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a Publicand I The Pharisee e stood and prayed thus with himself, ' I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortio Do unjuft, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12. I fafter geta in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. 13. And the Publican standing afar off, would not lift up so much as eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breaft, saying, 200 be merciful to me a finner. 14. I tell you, this man ih down to his house justified rather than the other for this one that exalteth himself, shall be abased; and he humbleth hiniself, thall be exalted. 15. And they bro Hon unto him also h Infants, that he would touch them: km when his disciples faw it, they rebuked them. 16. Bee sus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little Child yw G

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ness, which they profanely com- thy self, come not near to me, mit, neither will I luffer them in am holier than thou. those things, in which they wick. c': Pfal. 135. 2. Ye chat fu edly exercise themselves: behold, the House of the Lord, in the

on the the Innocent and Righteous crieth s of the House of our God. unto me, and the Souls of the just ft Ila. j. 15. When ve complain continually. Ecclefiatt. 3$. forth your Hands, I will 17. The Prayer of the Humble mine Eyes from you, yea, who pierceth the Clouds, and till it come make many Prayers,I w. nigh, he will not be comforted : to your Hands are full of and will not depart till the most T Jla. 58. 2. Yet they feek High fhall behold. to judge righte- ly, and delight to know my outly, and execute Judgment. as a Nation chat did Righteoul

a Ifa. 42. 14. I have long time and forfook not the Ordinan holden my Peace, I have been ftill, 15 their God: They ask of me and refrained my self:

now will

Ordinances of Justice: the I cry like a travailing Woman, I delight in approaching unco will destroy and devour at once. + Rev. 3. 17. Because than one

• Heb. 1o. 37. + 2 Pet. 3. 8, am Rich, and increased with 9. See on i Cor. 7. 29.

20 and have need of nothing i We are the Cir. knoweft not that thou art pa cumcifion, which worship God in and miferable, and poor, che Spirit, and rejoice in Christ Je. and naked. fus, and have no confidence in the 8 + Job 22. 29. Flesh: Though I might also have 25 + Jam.4.6. t 1 Pet 5.5. confidence in the Flesh.

Mat. 23. 12. a Isa. 65. 5. Which say, stand by n See on Mat. 19. 13.

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