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MATT. XI. 7-10.
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Yea, I say unto you, and much more would have put him to death, he feared than a prophet. This is he, of whom the multitude, because they counted it is written, Behold, I send my mes- him as a prophet, xiv,5. But I say unto senger before thy face, which shall you, That Elias is come already, and prepare thy way before thee. For I they knew him not, but have done unto say unto you, Among those that are him whatsoever they listed. Likeborn of women there is not a greater wise shall also the Son of man suffer prophet than John the Baptist : but of them. Then the disciples underhe that is least in the kingdom of God stood that he spake unto them of John is greater than he. And all the peo- the Baptist, xvii
. 12, 13. And Jesus ple that heard him, and the Publicans, answered and said unto them, I also justified God, being baptized with the will ask you one thing, which if ye baptism of John. But the Pharisees tell me, I in likewise will tell you by and Lawyers rejected the counsel of what authority I do these things. The God against themselves, being not baptism of John, whence was it? from baptized of him, Luke vii. 24—30. heaven, or of men? And they reasoned
Unstable as water, thou shalt not with themselves, saying, if we shall excel; because thou wentest up to thy say, From heaven; he will say unto father's bed ; then defiledst thou it: us, Why did ye not then believe him? he went up to my couch, Gen. xlix. 4. But if we shall say, Of men; we fear When I therefore was thus minded, the people; for all hold John as a did I use lightness? or the things that prophet, xxi. 24—26. And they asked 1 purpose, do I purpose according to him, saying, Why say the Scribes that the flesh, that with me there should Elias must first come? And he answerbe yea yea, and nay nay? But as God ed and told them, Elias verily cometh is true, our word toward you was not first, and restoreth all things, and how yea and nay, 2 Cor. i. 17, 18. That it is written of the Son of man, that he we henceforth be no more children, must suffer many things, and be set at tossed to and fro, and carried about nought. But I say unto you, That with every wind of doctrine, by the Elias is indeed come, and they have sleight of men, and cunning crafti- done unto him whatsoever they listed, ness, whereby they lie in wait to de- as it is written of him, Mark ix, 11-13 ceive, Eph. iv. 14. But let him ask in For he shall be great in the sight of faith, nothing wavering. For he that the Lord, and shall drink neither wine wavereth is like a wave of the sea nor strong drink; and he shall be driven with the wind and tossed, filled with
the Holy Ghost, even from Jam. i. 6.
his mother's womb. And many of the VER. 8.
children of Israel shall he tum to the 'Αλλά τι εξήλθετε ιδείν, άνθρωπον εν fore him in the spirit and power of
Lord their God. And he shall go beMadaxože imatias nu piespévov; idoù, o Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers τα μαλακά φορούντες, εν τούς οίκους των βασιλέων εισίν.
to the children, and the disobedient .
to the wisdom of the just; to make But what went ye out for to see! . A ready a people prepared for the Lord, man clothed in soft raiment? behold, Luke i. 15–19. And thou, child, shalt they that wear soft clothing are in kings' be called the prophet of the highest: houses.
for thou shalt go before the face of the a See on clause 1. ver. 4. ch. iii.
his VER. 9.
VER 10. 'Αλλά τιεξήλθετε ιδείν και προφήτης και ναι, Ούτος γάρ έστι περί ου γέγραπται: λέγω υμίν, και περισσότερον προφήτου. Ιδού, εγώ αποστέλλω τον άγγελός μου προ
But what went ye out for to see? • Α προσώπου σου, ός κατασκευάσει την οδών prophet?
yea, say unto you, and more σου έμπροσθέν σου. . than a prophet.
For this is he, * of whom it is written, * For all the prophets and the law Behold, I send my messenger before thy prophesied until John. And if ye will face, which shall prepare thy way before receive it, this is Elias, which was for to thee. come, Matt. xi. 13, 14. And when he a The voice of him that crieth in the
Lord to prepare
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MATT, XI. 10–13.
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wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the according to the revelation of the LORD, make straight in the desert a mystery, which was kept secret since highway for our God, Isa. xl. 3. Be- the world began, But now is made hold, I will send my messenger, and manifest, and by the Scriptures of the he shall prepare the way before me: prophets, according to the commandand the LORD, whom ye seek, shall ment of the everlasting God, made suddenly come to his temple, even the known to all nations for the obedience messenger of the covenant, whom ye of faith, Rom. xvi. 25, 26. Even the delight in: behold, he shall come, mystery which hath been hid from saith the LORD of hosts, Mal. iii. 1. ages and from generations, but now VER. 11.
is made manifest to the saints : To 'Αμήν λέγω υμίν, ουκ εγήγερται εν hom God would make know what γεννητοϊς γυναικών μείζων Ιωάννου του is the riches of the glory of this mysΒαπτιστού και δε μικρότερος εν τη Βασιλεία | Christ in you, the hope of glory,
tery among the Gentiles; which is των ουρανών, μείζων αυτού έστιν.
Col. i. 26, 27. But is now made maniVerily I say unto you, Among them fest by the appearing of our Saviour that are born of women there hath not Jesus Christ, who hath abolished risen a a greater than John the Baptist : death, and hath brought life and imnotwithstanding he that is least b in the mortality to light through the gospel, kingdom of heaven is Cyreuter than he.
2 Tim. i 10. God having provided a For he shall be great in the sight some better thing for us, that they of the Lord, and shall drink neither without us should not be made perfect, wine nor strong drink; and he shall Heb. xi. 40. Of which salvation the be filled with the Holy Ghost, even prophets have inquired and searched from his mother's womb, Luke i. 15. diligently, who prophesied of the grace For I say unto you, Among those that that should come unto you, 1 Pet. i. 10. are born of women there is not a
VER. 12. greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the king
'Από δε των ημερών Ιωάννου του Βαπdom of God is greater than he, vi. 28. τιστού έως άρτι, η βασιλεία των ουρανών He was a burning and a shining light: Βιάζεται, και βιασται αρπάζουσιν αυτήν. and ye were willing for a season to And a from the days of John the Baprejoice in his light, John v. 35. tist until now the kingdom of heaven
b Moreover the light of the moon suffereth violence, and the violent take it shall be as the light of the sun, and the by force. light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as a Strive to enter in at the strait gate: the light of seven days, in the day that for many, I say unto you, will seek the LORD bindeth up the breach of to enter in, and shall not be able, Luke his people, and healeth the stroke of xiii. 24. The law and the prophets their wound, Is. XXX. 26. In that day were until John: since that time the shall the Lord defend the inhabitants kingdom of God is preached, and every of Jerusalem, and he that is feeble man presseth unto it, xvi. 16. Labour among them at that day shall be as not for the meat which perisheth, but David; and the house of David shall for that meat which endureth unto be as God, as the angel of the LORD everlasting life, which the Son of man before them, Zech. xii. 8. See also on shall give unto you: for him hath God clause 2. ver. 2, ch. iii.
the Father sealed, John vi. 27. Where(But this spake he of the Spirit, fore, my beloved, as ye bave always which they that believe on him should obeyed, not as in my presence only, receive : for the Holy Ghost was not but now much more in my absence, yet given; because that Jesus was not work out your own salvation with fear yet glorified.) John vii. 39. And many and trembling, Phil. č. 12. resorted unto him, and said, John
VER. 13. did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true,
Πάντες γάς οι προφήται και ο νόμος έως 1. 41. Now to him that is of power to
Ιωάννου προεφήτευσαν. stablish you according to my gospel, For all the prophets and the law proand the preaching of Jesus Christ, phesieth until John.
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MATT. XI. 14-16.
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VER. 15. Και ει θέλετε δέξασθαι, αυτός έστιν
ο έχων ώτα ακούειν, άκουέτω. Ηλίας ο μέλλων έρχεσθαι.
He a that hath ears to hear, let him
hear. And a if ye will receive it, b this is Elias which was for to come.
Who hath ears to hear, let him hear,
Matt.xiii. 9. Then shall the righteous a And they, whether they will hear, shine forth as the sun in the kingdom or whether they will forbear, (for they of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, are a rebellious house,) yet shall know let him hear, 43. And he said unto that there hath been a prophet among them, He that hath ears to hear, let them, Ezek. ii.5. Moreover he said un- him hear, Mark iv. 9. If any man to me, Son of man, all my words that I have ears to hear, let him hear, 23. If shall speak unto thee receive in thine any man have ears to hear, let him heart, and hear with thine ears. And hear, vii. 16. And other fell on good go, get thee to them of the captivity, ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit unto the children of thy people, and an hundred-fold. And when he had speak unto them, and tell them, Thus said these things, he cried, He that saith the Lord God; whether they hath ears to hear, let him hear, Luke will hear, or whether they will for- viii. 8. He that hath an ear, let him bear, iii. 10, 11. I have yet many hear what the Spirit saith unto the things to say unto you, but ye cannot churches; To him that overcometh bear them now, John xvi. 12. I have will I give to eat of the tree of life, fed you with milk, and not with meat: which is in the midst of the paradise for hitherto ye were not able to hear it, of God, Rev. ii. 7. He that hath an neither yet now are yeable, 1 Cor.iii.2. ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith
b And his disciples asked him, say- unto the churches ; He that overcometh ing, Why then say the Scribes that shall not be hurt of the second death, Elias must first come? And Jesus 11. He that hath an ear, let him hear answered and said unto them, Elias what the Spirit saith unto the churches. truly shall first come, and restore all To him that overcometh will I give to things. But I say unto you, That eat of the hidden manna, and will give Elias is come already, and they knew him a white stone, and in the stone a him not, but have done unto him what- new name written, which no man soever they listed. Likewise shall also knoweth saving he that receiveth it. the Son of man suffer of them. Then | 17. He that hath an ear, let him bear the disciples understood that he spake what the Spirit saith unto the churches, unto them of John the Baptist, Matt. 29. He that hath an ear, let him hear xvii. 10–13. Behold, I will send you what the Spirit saith unto the churches, Elijah the prophet before the coming of iii. 6. He that hath an ear, let him the great and dreadful day of the LORD: hear what the Spirit saith unto the Mal.iv. 5. And they asked him, say, churches, 13. He that hath an ear, let ing, Why say the Scribes that Elias him hear what the Spirit saith unto must first come? And he answered the churches, 22. and told them, Elias verily cometh
VER. 16. first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, ομοία έστι παιδαρίοις εν αγοραίς
Τίνι δε ομοιώσω την γενεάν ταύτην , ; that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought. But I say unto you,
nal προσφωνούσι τους εταίροις αυτών, That Elias is indeed come, and they
But, a whereunto shall I liken b this have done unto him whatsoever they generation? <It is like unto children listed, as it is written of him, Mark sitting in the markets, and calling unto ix.11—13. And he shall go before their fellows, him in the spirit and power of Elias, a What thing shall I take to witness to turn the hearts of the fathers to the for thee? what thing shall I liken to children, and the disobedient to the thee, O daughter of Jerusalem? what wisdom of the just; to make ready a shall I equal to thee, that I may compeople prepared for the Lord, Luke fort thee, o virgin daughter of Zion ? i. 17.
for thy breach is great like the sea :
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MATT. XI. 16-19.
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who can heal thee? Lam. ii. 13. And was locusts and wild honey, Matt. ii.4. he said, Whereunto shall we liken For he shall be great in the sight of the kingdom of God? or with what the Lord, and shall drink neither wine comparison shall we compare it? Mark nor strong drink; and he shall be iv. 30. Then said he, Unto what is the filled with the Holy Ghost, even from kingdom of God like? and whereunto his mother's womb, Luke i. 15. shall I resemble it? Luke xiii. 18. b It is enough for the disciple that
bo generation of vipers, how can he be as his master, and the servant ye, being evil, speak good things ? for as his lord. If they have called the out of the abundance of the heart the master of the house Beelzebub, how mouth speaketh, Matt. xii. 34. Verily much more shall they call them of his I say unto you, All these things shall household ? Matt. x. 25. Then Jehu come upon this generation, xxiii. 36. came forth to the servants of his Verily I say unto you, this generation lord : one said unto him, Is all well? shall not pass, till all these things be wherefore came this mad fellow to fulfilled, xxiv. 34.
thee? And he said unto them, Ye c And the Lord said, Whereunto know the man, and his communithen shall I liken the men of this ge- cation, 2 Kings ix. 11. The Lord hath Deration and to what are they like? made thee priest in the stead of JeThey are like unto children sitting in hoiada the priest, that ye should be the market-place, and calling one to officers in the house of the Lord, for another, and saying. We have piped every man that is mad, and maketh unto you, and ye have not danced ; we himself a prophet, that thou shouldest have mourned to you, and ye have not put him in prison, and in the stocks, wept. For John the Baptist came nei- Jer. xxix. 26. The days of visitation ther eating bread nor drinking wine; are come, the days of recompence are and ye say, He hath a devil. The Son come ; Israel shall know it: the of man is come eating and drinking ; prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, mad, for the multitude of thine ini. and a winebibber, a friend of pub- quity, and the great hatred, Hos.ix.7. licans and sinners! But wisdom is The people answered and said, Thou justified of all her children, Luke vii. hast a devil : who goeth about to S1-35.
kill thee? John vii. 20. Then answerVER. 17.
ed the Jews, and said unto him, Say Και λέγουσιν· Ηυλήσαμεν υμίν, και ουκ | we not well that thou art a Sama. wpzho are iBpnýhoarev ipão, nai oüs ritan, and hast a devil? viii. 48. And inó aofs.
many of them said, He hath a devil, And saying, "We have piped unto you, And as he thus spake for himself,
and is mad; why hear ye him? x. 20. and ye have not danced ; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.
Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, • And Jesus said unto them, Can the thou art beside thyself; much learning children of the bridechamber mour, doth make thee mad, Acts xxvi. 24. as long as the bridegroom is with
VER. 19. them? but the days will come, when "Ηλθεν ο υιός του ανθρώπου εσθίων, και the bridegroom shall be taken from | σίνων» και λέγουσιν· 'Ιδού, άνθρωπος φάγος them, and then shall they fast, Matt. sal oivonóng, Travãy piros xai spagix. 15. And when Jesus came into the | τολών και εδικαιώθη η σοφία από τών ruler's house, and saw the minstrels Téxwar aitas. and the people making a noise, 23.
The Son of man a came eating and VER, 18.
drinking, and they say, Behold a man 'Habe gap 'læáme unto io-iov, pehre gluttonous, and a winebibber, ba friend σίνων και λέγουσι Δαιμόνιον έχει. . of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is
For a John came neither eating nor justifed of her children. drinking, and they say, He huth a * And Levi made him a great feast devil.
in his own house : and there was a * And the same John had his rai- great company of publicans and of ment of camel's hair, and a leathern others that sat down with them. But girdle about his loins; and his meat their Scribes and Pharisees murmured
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MATT. XI. 19, 20.
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against his disciples, saying, Why do Unto me, who am less than the least ye eat and drink with publicans and of all saints, is this grace given, that sinners ? Luke v. 29, 30. The Son of I should preach among the Gentiles man is come eating and drinking; and the unsearchable riches of Christ; ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and And to make all men see what is the à winebibber, a friend of publicans fellowship of the mystery, which from and sinners ! And one of the Phari- | the beginning of the world hath been sees desired him that he would eat hid in God, who created all things by with him. And he went into the Pha- Jesus christ : To the intent that now risee's house, and sat down to meat, unto the principalities and powers in vii. 34. 36. And it came to pass, as heavenly places might be known by he went into the house of one of the the church the manifold wisdom of chief Pharisees to eat bread on the God, Eph. iii. 8—10. And I bebeld, sabbath-day, that they watched bim, and I heard the voice of many angels xiv. 1. There they made him a sup- round about the throne and the beasts per; and Martha served: but Lazarus and the elders: and the number of them was one of them that sat at the table was ten thousand times ten thousand, with him, John xii. 2. Let every one and thousands of thousands; Saying of us please his neighbour for good to with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb edification, Rom. xv. 2.
that was slain to receive power, and b And it came to pass, as Jesus sat riches, and wisdom, and strength, and at meat in the house, behold, many honour, and glory, and blessing. And publicans and sinners came and sat every creature which is in heaven, down with him and his disciples. And and on the earth, and under the earth, when the Pharisees saw it, they said and such as are in the sea, and all unto his disciples, Why eateth your that are in them, heard I saying, Master with publicans and sinners ? Blessing, and honour, and glory, and Matt. ix. 10, 11. And the Pharisees power, be unto him that sitteth upon and Scribes murmured, saying. This the throne, and unto the Lamb for man receiveth sinners, and eateth with ever and ever. And the four beasts them. And he spake this parable unto said, Amen. And the four and twenty them, saying, Luke xv. 2, 3. And when elders fell down and worshipped him they saw it, they all murmured, say that liveth for ever and ever, Rev. ing, That he was gone to be guest with v. 11-14. Saying, Amen: Blessing, a man that is a sinner, xix. 7. and glory, and wisdom, and thanks
And all the people that heard him, giving, and honour, and power, and and the publicans, justified God, being might, be unto our God for ever and, baptized with the baptism of John, ever. Amen, vii. 12. Ps. 12:56_71,19:24.1... 4:32-3 Luke vii. 49. But wisdom is justi
VER. 20. fied of all her children, 35. But unto them which are called, both Jews and έγένοντο αι πλείσται δυνάμεις αυτού, ότι
Τότε ήρξατο ονειδίζειν τας πόλεις έν αίς Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the
ου μετενόησαν: foolishness of God is wiser than men;
Then a began he to upbraid the cities and the weakness of God is stronger wherein, most of his mighty works were than men. For ye see your calling,
done, b because they repented not : brethren, how that not many wise
my people would not hearken men after the flesh; not many mighty, to my voice; and Israel would none not many noble, are called : But God of me. So I gave them up unto their hath chosen the foolish things of the own heart's lust : and they walked world to confound the wise ; and God in their own counsels. On that my bath chosen the weak things of the people had hearkened unto me, and world to confound the things which Israel had walked in my ways! Ps. are mighty; And base things of the lxxxi. 11–13. Hear, 0 heavens, and world, and things which are despised, give ear, O earth : for the Lord hath hath God chosen, yea, and things spoken, I have nourished and brought which are not, to bring to nought up children, and they have rebelled things that are: That no flesh should against me. The ox knoweth his glory in his presence, 1 Cor. i. 24—29. I owner, and the ass his master's criba