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C H A P. X.


19 Bur when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall (peak : for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.

20 For it is not ye chat speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speakech in you.

21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother death, and the father the child : and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause

them to be put to deach.

22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my names fake : but he that endurech to the end, shall be saved.

23 But when they persecure you in this city, flee ye inco another : for verily I say unto you, ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be co me.

tous about the method of your Defence; neither be afraid, as being destitute of Eloquence : The holy Spirit of God will furnish you with Arguments, and the divine Aslistance will abundantly supply the want of a premeditated Defence. The Femos and Gentiles shall impeach the nearest Relations they have, and deliver them up to the Persecutors for their Adherence to my Doctrine. A Brother Thall betray his Brother, a Father his Son, and a Son his Father, and thus you shall be generally hated and tormented for being my Disciples : but whosoever shall contemn their Threats and Injuries, and shall persevere in bis Obedience to my Doctrine, tho he be punish'd with Death for it, that man shall obtain everlasting Life in the next World. But when you are thus persecuted by the Jews, Ay from one City to another, and be assured that you Thail not have gone thro all the Cities of the Feres before I come to take vengeance on them.

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24 The disciple is not ao. bove his master, nor the ser. vane above his lord.

25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as. his lord: if they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his hou. hold?

26 Fear them not there fore : for there is nothing co- . vered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shallnot be known.

27 What I tell you in. darkness, that speak ye in light ; and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the house-tops.

28 And fear not which kill the body, but are.. not able to kill the soul : but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and.. body in hell..

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You have a proverbial Saying amongst you, importing that the Scholar ougtitto be contented, if he meet with no worse usage than his Teacher; and the Ser-vant, if he be as kindly dealt with as his Mafter. If then the Pharisees have ato tributed my Miracles to the Power of Beelzebub, if they have calumniated me as possessed by him, that Prince of the evil:Spirits, how. niuch rather will they defame you who are my Scholars and Ministers? Be not however afraid of their Accusations; for neither all their Tricks nor your Innocence be always hid. Believe me, there is secret that thall not one dava be disclos'd; nothing so hidden as 11.all not be laid open. I berefore, what I now instruct you in private, I autho. rize you to declare in publick, and what I now seem to.whisper to you, that shall you proclaim from the tops of the Houses (as

. I may fofay) that it may be heard by all.

Be not afraid of Men, whose Power extends only to the destruction of the Body, and afterwards are not able to hurt the Soul: Stand in awe of him only, who after this Life's ended can condemn both Scul and Body to the place of Torment. There






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29 Are not cwo sparrows fold for a farthing ? and one. of them shall not fall on the ground without your Facher.

30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbred.

31 Fear ye not therefore,
ye are of more value than
many sparrows.

32 Whosoever therefore
Thall confess me before men,
him will I confess also before
- my Father which is in heaven. -

33 Buc whosoever thall
deny me before men, -him-
will I also deny before my
Father which is in heaven.

34 Think not that I am
coane to send peace on earth:
I came not to send peace, butina
a sword.

35 For I am come to ser a
man at variance against his .
father, and the daughter a..
gainst her mother, and the
daughter in law against- her:
mother in law. -

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is nothing unknown to God, nor doth any thing happen without his permiflion ;, ; and his good Providence will protect you in the discharge of your Office. There' is not so much as a Sparrow, whose price is so very trivial," killd without his knowledg and permiflion; how much rather will he take care of you,' as men, and the Messengers of my Gospel? The very Hairs of your Head are all numbred. Take courage then ; for he that takes care of the smallest Creatures will be careful of you who are of so much more value.. Whosoever shall conftantly profess himself to be my Disciple in words and adions before Men, shall be owned by me before my heavenly Father: but whosoever shall, to avoid Persecution, disownhis being my Disciple, Mhall also be disclaim'd by me before my heavenly Father. Do not imagine, because my. Doctrine breaths nothing but Love and Charity, that men shall lay aside all Animosities, and exercise a mutual Friendship. My Gospel, which fo much recommends these Virtues, shall be the occasion of the greatest Feuds 3 and Disiensions, as if I had come exprellý to fow Discord among Men. For, as I have already told you, Children shall quarrel with their Parents, the Mother-inlaw with her Daughter-in-law; the nearest Relations shall be at variance upon - this






C H A P. A.

36 And a man's foes Mall be they of his own houshold.

37 He that lovech father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me: and he that lovech son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me.

38 And he that takech not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

39 He chat findeth his life shall lose ir: and he that loseth his life for my fake, Thall find it.

40 He that receiveth you, receiveth me ; and he that receivech me, receiveth him that sent me.

41 He chat receivech a propher in the name of a prophet, Thall receive a prophets reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man, shall receive a righteous mans reward.

account, and Servants become profess’d Enemies to their Masters and Benefactors.

Whosoever thall prefer the advantages that may probably accrue to him from his Parents or Children, before Obedience to my Commands, shall be judg’d unworthy to be my Disciple. Nav, whoever does not resolutely propose to undergo all manner of Indigvities and contumelious Outrage, as I have done before him, rather than to reject my Doctrine, cannot be accounted in the number of my Disciples. Whosoever shall reject my Doctrine out of hopes of securing his Life, thall be often punilh'd in this World: On the contrary, whoso shall constantly profess himself my Disciple, 1 all not be disappointed of his hopes, but frequently preserve his Life by those very means which the former avoided as tending to their destruction.

Whofo shall receive you as sent by me, and rely upon you as fuch, shall be rewarded as if he had believed on me, and received me in person ; and whoever believes on me, believes on my heavenly Father who fent me. Whoever receives a Prophet sent by me, and accounts him as a true one, tho he run forne danger by it, all be as much rewarded by me as the Prophet himself ; and whoso Thall receive and own a good man, tho he incurs never fo much Hatred and Envy by it, 1.all receive as great Rewards from me as that good man, provided he also




C H A P. V. CHAP. IX. 24 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only, in the name of a dis. ciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wife lose his reward.


C H A P. X..

ND it came to

pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.

12 And they went 6 And they des


and went
through the towns,

preaching the gospel, s
and preached
that men should re-

13 And they caft
out many devils, and
anointed with oil
many that were sick,
and healed them. healing every where.



The End of the second Year of Christ's Ministry.

lives in a steddy Course of Virtue.; nor Niall he be unrewarded who makes a hearty tender of the least good Office to any of my Disciples on that account.

Fesus having given this Commission to his Disciples, and sent them by two and two into different places, went himself into another part of the Country with design to publish his Gospel, and acquaint them with the Laws of his Kingdom and the Rewards belonging to it. The Apostles accordingly enter'd upon their Office, exhorting the Jems to repent, and confirming their divine Mission by casting out the evil Spirits, and healing the Sick (anointing them with Oil) according to the Power confer'd on them by Jesus Chrift.


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