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. Another Parable spak he unto them, The kingdom of heaven is like unto le ven, which a woman took and hid ini three (1) measure of meal, till the whole was leavened: things (pake Jesus unto the multitude in parables, an without a parable spake he not unto them: it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophe laying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utte things which have been kept secret from the foundatię of the world. 36. Then Jesus sent the multitude awa and went into the house and his disciples came un him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares the field. 37. He answered and said unto them, He th foweth the good Seed, is the Son of man: 38. The fie is the world: the good feed are d the children of the kin dom: but the tares are the children of the wicked on 39.

The enemy that sowed them is the devil: thè e harve is the end of the world: and the reapers are the ange 40. As therefore the tares are gathered and burnt in t

so fhall it be in the end of this world. 41. The S of inan shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather o of his kingdom all * things that offend [Or, Scandals], a them which do iniquity; 42. And fhall cast them into furnace of fire : £ there shall be wailing and gnafhing



fire ;

b +

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* Luk.
13. 20.

And again he Ihalt bruise his Heel. + Joh. 8.4 faid, Whereunto fhall I liken the Ye are of your father the Da Kingdom of God.

and the Lüfts of your Father Mar. 4. 33, 34. And with

will do. † A&. 13.10. - Ofi many fuch Parables (pake he the 5 of all subtilty and all mischi Word unto them, as they were a. Thou (Elimas] Child of the ble to hear it. But without a Pa. vil. ti Job. 3. 8. He ti rable spake he not unto them: committech Sin is of the Devil: and when they were alone, he exo Joel 3. 13. Put ye. in e pounded all things to his Difci.10 Sickle, for the Harvest is bette ples.

Rev. 14.15. And another Ang c* Pf. 78. 2. I will open my

came out of the Temple, cryin Mouth in a Parable: I will utter with a loud Voice to him that i dark Sayings of old.

on the Cloud, Thruft in thy Si d7 Gen. 3. 15. I will put enmi.


kle, and reap: for the Time i ty between thee and the Woman, come for thee to reap ; for the and between thy Seed and her Seed: Harveft of the Earth is ripe. it shall bruise thy Head, and thou † See on Mat. 8. 12.

(1) $ The Word in the Greek is a Mensure containing about a Par and half, wanting a little more than a Pint.


teeth. 43. Then shall the righteous a fhine forth as the Sumo in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. 44: Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field: the which when a man hath found, he hideth; and for joy thereof goeth and felleth all that he hath, and * buyeth that field. 45.

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchantman seeking goodly pearls : 46. Who when he had found One pearl of great price, he went and fold all that he ven is like into

47. | Again, the kingdom of hea.

a net that was cast into the sea, and they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good

gathered of every kind. 48. Which, when it was full; into vefsels, but cast the bad away. 49. So fhall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and

fever the wicked from among the juft; 50. And shall caft them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 51. Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea; Lord

52. Then said he unto them, ThereG


had, and bought it.

wise shall shine as the
DanzasThey that be Wine and Milk withoutie, money

many to righteousness, as the Stars
for ever and ever.

like Sparks among f 1 Cor. 15.45, 42. glory of the Sun, ana

the Stars ; for one

the firmament, and they that turn
the brightness of and without price. + Rev. 3. 18.

I counsel thee to buy of me Gold

tried in the Fire, that thou mayst In the Time of their Visitation

# Wild 3: 7. 5 be rich; and white Raiment, that they shall shine, and iun to and fro

thou mayst be clothed.

i Prov 8. 10, 11. Receive my the stubble. Instruction, and not Șilver, and There is one

Knowledge rather than choice of the Moon, and ancther glory of

another glory 10 Gold. For Wisdom is better than

Rubies ; and all the things thac from another Star in glory. So al.

Sear differeth

may be desired, are not to be comso is the Relurre&ion of the

paied to it. Dead

mt Mar 22. 19. So thosé Séra

15 vánts went our into the High-ways: i

and gathered together all as many What things

as they found, both bad and good : lofs for Christ. Yea doubtless, and

and the Wedding was furnished I count all things but loss, for the 20

with Guests. - excellency of the knowledge of

n † Mat. 25. 31. Before him fhall be gathered all Nations ; and

h Ver. 9.

were gain to me

Christ Jesus my Lord.

he shall separate them one from a that thirfteth, come ye to the WaHo, every one

nother, as a Shepherd divideth his ters, and he thac hath no money,come 25 t Ver, 120

sheep from the goats. Ye, buy are eat, yea; comme, boy

* Ifa 35:1

fore every scribe which is instruêted unto the kingdom o heaven, is like unto a man that is an housholder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things • new and old 53. And it came to pass, that when Jesus, had & nished these parables, he departed thence. 54. And whe he was come into his P own country, he taught them their synagogue, infomuch that they were astonished, an laid, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mig ty works? 55. Is not this the 9 carpenters fon? is ne his mother called Mary ? and his " brethren, James, ar Joses, and Simon, and Judas ? 56. And his fifters, a they not all with us? Whence then hath this man these things ? 57. And they were s offended in hit But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not witho honour, save in his own country, and in his own hout 58. And he did not many mighty works there, becau of their unbelief.



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of Cant. 7.13. --Ac qur Gates the Nation abhorreth, to a fervat are all manner of pleasant fruits, of Rulers, Kings lhall fee and new and old, which I have laid up rise, Princes also Ihall for thee, O my beloved.

thip: Mat. 11. 6. Blessed is P & Mat. 2. 23. And he came. S and dwelt in a City called Naza

whosoever fhall not be offend reth. * Mar. 6.1. Hecame in.

in me. to his own Country.

* Luk. 4: 16,

u i Mar. 6. 4. A Prophet is a 23. He came to Nazareth, where without honour, but in his OV he had been brought up. What- 10 Country, and among his own Ki foever we have heard done in Cao and in his own House. Luk. pernaum, do alfo here in thy 24. Verily I say unto you, Country.

Prophet is accepted in his ow Mar. 6.3. Is not this the Country. * Joh. 4. 44. Jefus hid Carpenter..-- Joh. 6. 42. Is not 15 self testified, that a Prophet har this Jesus the son of Joseph.-

no Honour in his own Cour T See on Mat. 12. 46. {:: Mar. 15.40. Mary the Mo

a't Mar. 6. 5, 6. He coul ther of James the less, and of Jofes, there do no mighty Work, fay and of. Salome. Ifa. 49. 3. Thus 20 that he laid his Hands

upon faith the Lord the Redeemer of If. few fick folk, and healed them racl, and his holy one, to him. And he marvelled because of their whom man despiseth, to him whom Unbelief,



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Year of our Lord 32 beginning.
T that timeHerod the tetrarch heard of the

2. And said unto his Servants, This is John the Baptift, he is risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works * do thew forth themselves in him hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for

are wrought by him]. 3. q For Herod had (1) laid Herodias iake, his brother Philips wife. 4. For" John said unto him, It is not c lawful for thce to have her. 5; And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a Prophet. . But when Herods birth-day was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced pleased Herod.

* before them [Or, in the midst], and

7: Whereupon he promised with an oath, to give her whatsoever the would ask. 8. And the being before instructed of her mother, faid, Give me here John Baptists head in a nevertheless for the oaths fake, and them which fat with

charger. 9. And the king was sorry : him at meat, he

commanded it to be given her. he fent and beheaded John in the prison. head was brought in a charger, and given to the damfel: and she brought it to her mother. 12. And his disciples came and took up the body and buried it, and went and G 2


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Flat had heard of him, (for his Name 1. Mar. 6.14. And King Herod lip's Wife, and for all the Evils

which Herod had done, added yet was spread abroad) and he said, That John Baptist was risen from

this above all, that he shut up John

in Prilon. 2 the dead, and therefore mightys Works do fhew forth themselves in

Lev. 18. 16. Thou shalt * Luk. 9.7. Now Herod the te.

not uncover the nakedness of thy brotrarch heard of all that was done by

thers Wife ; it is thy brothers na

kedness. * Lev. 20. 21. If a Man * cause that it was said of some that

perplexed, bea

take his brothers Wife, it is an una John was risen from the dead.

clean thing :. he hath uncovered

his brothers nakedness, they shall 1. Luk. 3:19; 20. But Herod the tetrarch being reproved by

be childless.

See on Mat. 11. 9. him for Herodias his brother Phi

him: and he was


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told Jesus.

13. I When Jesus heard of it, he e departed thence by ship into a desert place, apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities. 14. And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was f moved with companion toward them, and he healed their fick. 15. And when it was sevening his difciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now paft; send the Multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themfelves vi&tuals. 16. But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart, “ give ye them to eat. 17. And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. 18. He faid, Bring them hither to me. 19. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, i he bleised and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

they ef Mat. 12. 15.

When Jesus i fer this before an hundred Men? knew it, he withdrew himself from He said again, Give the People whence. Mar. 6. 32. And they that they may eat : for thus faith departed into a desert Place by Ship the Lord, They shall eat, and fhall privately. * Luk. 9. 10. - And


leave thereof. he took them, and went ajide pri+ Mac 15. 36. He took the vately into a desert Place, belong. seven Loaves and the Fishes, and ing to the City called Beth.

1 Sam. 9. 13. faida.

The People will not eat until he f + . 9. 36. When he saw the 10 come, because he doch bless the saMuhitudes, he was moved with crifice. Deut. 8. 10. When thou compassion on them, because they haft eaten and are full, then thou sainted, and were scattered abroad, shalt bless the Lord thy God, for the as fheep having no fhepherd. good Land which he hath given

& * Mar. 6. 35. When the Day 15 thee. Joh. 6. 11, 23. Jesus took was now far spent, his Disciples the Loaves, and when he had giver came to him and said, This is a thanks, he distributed to the Discidesert Place, and now the Time is ples. -Nigh unto the Place far passes + Luk. 9. 12. And where they did eat Bread after that when the Day began to wear away,20

the Lord had given thanks. A&. 27. then came the Twelve and faid 35. When he had thus spoken, he unto him, Send the Multitude a- took Bread, and gave thanks to God way, that they may go into the in Presence of them all, and when Towns and Country round about, he had broken it, he began to and lodge and get Vituals, . * Joh. 25

1 Tim. 4. 4,5. Every Crea6. S When Jesus lift up his Eyes ture of God is good, and nothing and saw a great Company come un- to be refused, if it' be received to him, he faith unto Philip, with Thanksgiving : for it is sametin. Whence shall we buy Bread that fied by the Word of God and there may eat?

Prayer. 2 King. 4. 43. What should 30

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