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ed away.

And when he fowed, fome Seeds fell by the ways fide, and the fowls came and devoured them up. fell upon itony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepIcorched, and because they had not • root, they witherthorns sprung up and choked them. 8. But other fell in7. And some fell among . Thorns :

, Christ is all, and in all. See on and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, fo that he entred into a Ship, and fat in the Sea.

bo: Luk. 8.4. And when much i People were gathered together,

it Luk. 5. 3. down and taught the People out of os ven. Mar. 4. II. And he said un

CH A P. XIII. THE same day went Jesus out of the house, and fat gathered together unto him, so that he went into a

2. And great o multitudes were Ship, and fat, and the whole multitude stood on the fhore. 3. And he spake many things unto them in Pa

Sower went forth to low. 4.

5. Some ress of earth: 7. And when the Sun was up, they were

and the

, fixty-fold, some thirty-fold.

9. Who

10. And the difci. 11. He answered and said unto them, Beunto mysteries

of built up in him, and stablished in nor Free : but the Faith, as ye have been taught.

f Jer. 4. 3. Break up your fallowground, and fow

not among And he began s Thorns. the Sea fide : 8 Gen. 26. 12. Then Isaac sowed

in that Land, and received in the fame Year an bundred-fold, and the Lord blessed him.

hf See on Mat. 11. !5.

it Mat. 16. 17. Blessed are thou Simon Barjona: for flesh and

blood hach not revealed it unto thee, And he far but my Father which is in Hea

too good ground, and brought forth fruit, fome an hun-
hath - Ears to hear, let him hear,
ples came and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto
them in Parables ?
cause it is given (1) ulito you to know the

tian, Scythian, Bond

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themyou it is given to Sower went cut know the Mystery of the Kingdom

of God.-
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Rooted and ground,

haft hid these things froin the wise 2.7. Rooted and 20

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of the kingdom of heaven, but k to them it is

12. For ' whosoever hath, to him fhall be and he shall have more abundance: but whosoeve not, from him shall be taken away, even that he 13. Therefore fpeak I to them in Parables: becaus seeing, see not: and hearing, they hear not, neith they understand. 14. And in them is fulfilled the phecy of Efaias, which faith, By hearing ye shall

and prudent, but haft revealed them are a rebellious house. unto Babes. Pf. 25, 14. The secret 4. 12. That seeing they may of the Lord is with them that fear and not perceive, and bearing him and he will them them his may hear, and not underst covenant. 1 Cor. 2. 10. But s left at any time they shoul God hath revealed them unto us by converted, and their Sins shoul bis Spirit: for the Spirit search. forgiven them. * Luk. 8. 10, eth all things, yea, the deep things he said unto them, Unto you of God. + 1 Joh. 2. 27. But the given to know the Mysteries of Anointing which ye have received 10 Kingdom of God: but to ott of him abideth in you ; and ye in Parables ; that seeing they mi need not that any man teach you; not see, and hearing they mi? But, as the fame anointing teach: not understand.

Joh. 12. 49; eth

you of all things, and is truth, hath blinded their Eyes, and ha and is no lie: and even as it hach ned their Heart ;


that th taught you, ye thall abide in

thould not see' with their Eye him.

nor understand with their Hear Cor. 4. 3. If our Gospel be and be converted, and I shoul bid, it is hid to them that are heal them. * A&t. 28. 26. Go to bolt.

20 this People, and say, Hearing ye 1. See the Note on Luk. 19. 26. shall hear, and shall not under

in * Ifa. 6.9. Go tell this' Peo stand ; and seeing ye shall fee, and ple, Hear ye indeed, bur understand

not perceivę. * Rom. 11. 8. Acnot, and fee ye indeed, but per cording as it is written, God hath ceive not. Ifa 29. 10. The Lord 25 given them the Spirit of Slumber, hath poured out upon you the Spi: Eyes that they thould not see, and rit of deep Sleep, and hath closed Ears that they should not hear, unyour Eyes: the Prophers and to this day.* 2 Cor. 3. 14. Their your Rulers, the Seers hath he Minds were blinded: for unto this

+ Ezek. 12. 2. Son of 30 day remainech the fame Vail unman, thou dwellest in the midit

taken away, in the Reading the of a rebellious House, which have old Testament, which Vail is done Eyes to see, and see not ; they have Ears to hear, and hear not: for they


away in Chrift.


is necessary to Salvation, to any Person disposed to reccive and eme brace it ; but our Lord's Meaning seems to be, To you who are dispo* sed to attend to, and improve by my Doctrine, I discover and make it known; but to those who are ready to flight and disobey it, and are un willing to receive profit thereby, I do not vouchlafe that clear Knowledge thereof which I impart to you.

shall not perceive.

heal them. 16. But

thisedec) we have many things to

of Mat. 16. 17. The der Ver. 11. * Luk. 10. 234.24:

hafi seen me, thou halt believed ; 15 Days of chefe Kings, shall the God and yet have believed. and Kings have desired, ducas here. t Pet. 1.11. (The Prophets), and Searching what, or what manner of Glory, faith the Lord of Hofts. Times the Spirit of Christ which was in them did fignifie: Eph. Lord of Hosts, saying, Behold, the 3. §. Which in ot ber Ages was not

(1) It would be as agreeable to the Original, to render these Words Hearing ye will hear, and will not understand, &c. as to render them Hear

Bc. And this would effectually prevent the common People from thinking that the Scripture teaches that God decrees the Sins of Men. be only Predi&tions, that Men would do such and fuch things, and they do them. There For Example, Perilous Times will not shall} come; Men will not shall) be lovers of them felves. 2 Tim. 3. 1, 2. There wid (not hall) be false Teachers among sefies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themfelves (wift detruction. And many will not bull] follow their per

and (1) shall not underftand: and seeing ye shall see, and gross, and their ears are

15. For this peoples' heart is waxed

n dull of hearing, and their eyes they have. closed ; left at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and thould understand with their heart, and thould be converted, and I should

16. But • blessed are your eyes, for they fee; and your ears, for they hear.

17. For verily, I say unto you, That P many Prophets and righteous Men have

desired 1 Heb. 5. 11. Of whom[Met. made known unto the Sons of Fay, and hard to be uttered; feing holy Apostles and Prophets by the

Spirit. Heb. 11. 13.

These all Words uno S

died in Faith, not having received And he turned him to his Bitch afar off, and were persuaded of

the Promises, but having fecx chemi them, and embraced them, and

confessed that they were Strangers that many 10 and Pilgrims on Earth. + Gen.

49. 10. The Sceptre Thall not de

part from Judah, nor a Lawgiver to him; Thomas,

from between his feet, till Shiloh because thou

come. t Dan. 2. 44. In the not feen, of heaven set up a Kingdom which

Shall never be destroyed.- Hag. Many Prophet's 7.7. I will shake all Nations, and

the desire of all Nations shall come, I will fill this Hoofe with

. + Zech. 6. 12. Thus fpeaketh the

Man For then these places would at first light appear to to be Expressions of the Will of God that they should

are very many such Places in the New Testament. you, who privily wil (not shall] bring in damnable He

ples, and faid privately, Blessed are the Eyes which see the things that ye see

. For I tell you Prophets and Kings have desired to see the things, &c._as in Mat. 13. 17. + Joh. 20. 29. Jefus faith un

blessed are

Pf Luk. 10. 24.


would not

nicious ways,

2 Pet. 2. 1.

desired to see those things which ye see, and feen them : and to hear those things which ye h have not heard them.' 18. Hear ye there! Parable of the lower. 19. When'' any one hear word of the kingdom, and understandeth it no cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that was fown in his heart: this is he which receive by the way-side. 20. But he that received the se to ftony Places, the fame is he that heareth the and anon with joy receiveth it. 21. Yet hath 1 root in himself, but dureth for a while : for when lation or persecution ariseth because of the word,' b; by hed is offended. 22. He also that "received fe mong the f thorns, is he that heareth the word: the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of ri choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. 23. he that received feed into the good ground, is he heareth the word; and understandech it, which

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Man whose name is the Branch, - 9 # Mat. 19. 23. Verily I and he shall grow up out of his

unto you,

that å rich Man the Place, and he shall build the Tem hardly enter into the Kingdom ple of the Lord.

Heaven + Mar. 10. 23. Jen a of Mar. 4. 14. The Sower sow. 5 looked round about, and faith un eth the Word. † Luk. 8. 11. Now his Difciples, How hardly shall th the Parable is this: The Seed is that have Riches enter into il the Word of God.

Kingdom of God? | Luk. 18. 2. 0 + Mat. 4. 23. -Preaching And when Jefus saw that he wa the Gospel of the kingdom. very sorrowful, he said, How hara

C + Ila. 58. 2. They seek me ly,&c. as in Mar. 10. 23. fi Tim daily, and delight to know my 6.9. They that will be rich, fall ways. They ask of me the Ordi. into Temptation, and a Snare, and nances of Justice ; they take delight into many foolish and hurtful in approaching to God. + Joh. 5.15 Lufts, which drown Men in De35. He was a burning and a shining struction and Perdition. light: and ye were willing for a ft Jer. 4. 3. -Break up your Seafon to rejoice in his light. Mar. fallow Ground, and fow not do 6. 20. When he (Herod] heard mong Thorns. him (John), he did many things, 20 8 Prov. 23. 5. Wilt thou set and heard him gladly.

thine Eyes upon that which is not? d+ Mat. 11. 6. Blessed is he who. for Riches certainly make themsoever shall not be offended in me. selves Wings, they fly away as an Joh. 6.60. Many therefore of his Eagle toward Heaven

. Disciples when they heard this, 25 2 Tim. 4. 10. Demas hath faid, this is an hard saying, who forsaken me, having loved this pre. can hear it?

fent World.

burn them: but I Another Parable

them. 30. Let both grow together until the harvest : and

the birds of the air come and lodge in i Pf. 1. 3. He shall be like a Tree planted by the Rivers of Water, Season. Gal. 5. 22, Sguc. The firait of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, 5 grew and waxed a great Tree: and Father glorified, that ye bear much ble-minded, support the weak.

it Mat. 3.12. He will through. ly purge his floor Wheat into the Garner.

(1) This Plant here; infomuch that it is affirmed by one, that he had a Plant of Mutard-seed in huis Ground so large, that he could get into the Branches thereof as into a Fig-free,

beareth fruit, and bringeth forth fome an hundred-fold, Tome fixty, fome thirty. 24. q Another Parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good feed in his field. 25. But while men Nept, his enemy came and fowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares allo. 27. So the fervants of the Householder came and said unto him, Sir, didft not thou low good feed in thy field ? from whence then hath it tares? servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and

28. He laid unto them, An enemy hath done this. The gather them up ? ye gather up the


But he said, “ Nay; left while

tares, ye root up also the wheat with in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather je together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to

but gather the wheat into my barn. 31. * kingdom of heaven is like to a

put he forth unto them, saying, The feed, which a

grain of (1) mustardWhich indeed is the leaft of all feeds : but when it is

man took and fowed in his field. 32. grown, it is the tree: fo that greatest among herbs, and becometh a

the shall we liken the Kingdom of God.

Luk. 13. 19. It is like a grain of Mustard-feed which a man took and cast into his Garden, and ic

of the Air lodged in 2 Fruit.

the Branches of it.

n Mich. 4. 1. In the last Days Comfort the fee it shall come to pass, that the

Ic Mountain of the House of the Lord

shall be established in the Top of and gather bis the Mountains, and it shall be

exalted above the Hills, and Peo. 30.

Whereunto ple fhall flow into it. grew to a much greater Bulk in this Country than


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k Ther. 5.14.

Mar. 4.

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