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MATT. XIII. 27-30.

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a Who then is Paul, and who is be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. Apollos, but ministers by whom ye Your glorying is not good. Know ye believed, even as the Lord gave to not that a little leaven leaveneth the every man? I have planted, Apollos whole lump? Purge out therefore the watered; but God gave the increase. old leaven, that ye may be a new So then neither is he that planteth lump, as ye are unleavened. For even any thing, neither he that watereth; Christ our Passover is sacrificed for but God thatgiveth the increase. Now us, 1 Cor. v. 3—7. Sufficient to such he that planteth and he that watereth a man is this punishment, which was are one: and every man shall receive inflicted of many. So that contrarihis own reward according to his own wise ye ought rather to forgive him, labour. For we are labourers toge- and comfort him, lest perhaps such ther with God: ye are God's hus. an one should be swallowed up with bandry, ye are God's building, 1 Cor. over much sorrow. Wherefore I beüi. 5-9.

that ye

would confirm your b Now I beseech you, brethren, love toward him. For to this end mark them which cause divisions and also did I write, that I might know offences contrary to the doctrine which the proof of you, whether ye be obeye bave learned; and avoid them, dient in all things. To whom ye Rom. xvi. 17.

give any thing, I forgive also: for if VER. 28.

I forgive any thing, to whom I forgave odè fon airoīç 'Ex Opós ävpavaros it, for your sakes forgave 1 it in the TÕÕTO ÉTOİntev

. Oi dè doćnoi si trovavrw person of Christ; Lest Satan should Θέλεις oύν απελθόντες συλλέξωμεν αυτά; ;

get an advantage of us : for we are He said unto them, An enemy hath

not ignorant of his devices, 2 Cor. ii.

6--11. Now we exhort you, brethren, done this. The servants said unto him, a Wilt thou then that we go and gather the feebleminded, support the weak,

warn them that are unruly, comfort them up?

be patient toward all men, 1 Thes. v. a And John answered and said, 14. And of some have compassion, Master, we saw one casting out devils making a difference: And others save in thy name; and we forbad him, be- with fear, pulling them out of the fire; cause he followeth not with us. And hating even the garment spotted by Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: the flesh, Jude 22, 23. for be that is not against us is for us.

VER. 29. And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received 'ο δε έφη. Ού μήποτε, συλλέγοντες τα up, he stedfastly set his face to go to | ζιζάνια, εκριζώσητε άμα αυτούς τον σίτον. Jerusalem, And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and en

But he said, Nay; lest while ye gatered into a village of the Samari

ther up the tures, ye root up also the

wheat with them. tans, to make ready for him. And they did not receive him, because his

VER. 30. face was as though he would go to "Αφετε συναυξάνεσθαι αμφότερα μέχρι Jerusalem. And when his disciples του θερισμού και εν τω καιρώ του θεριJames and John saw this, they said, σμού ερώ τους θερισταϊς. Συλλέξατε πρώLord, wilt thou that we command fire' Tov Tà 3:{ávia, rai Snoate avrà els des to come down from heaven, and con- μας, προς το κατακαύσαι αυτά: τον δε sume them, even as Elias did? Luke | σίτον συναγάγετε εις την αποθήκην μου. ix. 49--54. For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have

Let a both grow together until the harjudged already, as though I were pre- will say b to the reapers, Gather ye toge

vest : and in the time of the harvest I sent, concerning him that bath so done this deed, In the name of our Lord ther first the tares, cand bind ihem in Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered to- bundles to d burn them :e but galher the gether, and my spirit, with the power

wheat into my burn. of our Lord Jesus Christ, To deliver a The enemy that sowed them is the such an one unto Satan for the destruc- devil; the harvest is the end of the tion of the flesh, that the spirit may world; and the reapers are the an

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MATT. XIII. 30. 31.

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gels, 39. Whose fan is in his hand, of life with the LORD thy God; and and he will throughly purge his the souls of thine enemies, them shall floor, and gather his wheat into he sling out, as out of the middle of a the garner; but he will burn up the sling, 1 Sam. xxv. 29. chaft with unquenchable fire, iii. 12. d Then shall be say also unto them And at midnight there was a cry on the left hand, Depart from me, ye made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared go ye out to meet him. Then all those for the devil and his angels, Matt. virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. xxv.41. Yet the defenced city shall be And the foolish said unto the wise, desolate, and the habitation forsaken, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are and left like a wilderness : there shall gone out. But the wise answered, the calf feed, and there shall he lie saying, Not so ; lest there be not down, and consume the branches enough for us and you : but go ye thereof. When the boughs thereof rather to them that sell, and buy for are withered, they shall be broken yourselves. And while they went to off: the women come, and set them on buy, the bridegroom came; and they fire: for it is a people of no underthat were ready went in with him to standing : therefore he that made the marriage: and the door was shut. them will not have mercy on them, Afterward came also the other vir- and he that formed them will shew gins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. them no favour, Is. xxvii. 10, 11. But he answered and said, Verily I Behold, it is cast into the fire for say unto you, I know you not. Watch fuel ; the fire devoureth both the ends therefore, for ye know neither the day of it, and the midst of it is burned. Is nor the hour wherein the Son of man it meet for any work? Behold, when cometh, xxv. 6--13. And before him it was whole, it was meet for no shall be gathered all nations : and work : how much less shall it be he shall separate them one from ano- meet yet for any work, when the fire ther, as a shepherd divideth his sheep hath devoured it, and it is burned ? from the goats, 32. Then shall ye Therefore thus saith the Lord God; return, and discern between the righ. As the vine tree among the trees of teous and the wicked, between him the forest, which I have given to the that serveth God and him that serveth fire for fuel, so will I give the inhabithim not, Mal. iii. 18.

Therefore ants of Jerusalem. And I will set my judge nothing before the time, until face against them; they shall go out the Lord come, who both will bring to from one fire, and another fire shall light the hidden things of darkness, devour them; and ye shall know that and will make manifest the counsels I am the LORD, when I set my

face of the hearts : and then shall every against them, Ez. xv. 4—7. If a man man have praise of God, 1 Cor. iv.5. abide not in me, he is cast forth as a

• The enemy that sowed them is the branch, and is withered ; and men devil; the harvest is the end of the gather them, and cast them into the world; and the reapers are the an- fire, and they are burned, John xv. 6. gels. As therefore the tares are ga- e Whose fan is in his hand, and he thered and burned in the fire ; so will throughly purge floor, and shall it be in the end of this world. gather his wheat into the garner ; but The Son of man shall send forth his he will burn up the chaff with unangels, and they shall gather out of quenchable fire, Matt. iii. 12. Whose his kingdom all things that offend, fan is in his hand, and he will throughand them which do iniquity; And ly purge his floor, and will gather the shall cast them into a furnace of fire : wheat into his gamer; but the chaff there shall be wailing and gnashing of he will burn with fire unquenchable, teeth. Then shall the righteous shine Luke iii. 17. forth as the sun in the kingdom of their

VER. 31. Father. Who hath ears to hear let him hear, ver. 39–43.

Αλλην σαραβολήν παρέθηκεν αυτοίς, , • Yet a man is risen to pursue thee, λέγων· ομοία έστιν η βασιλεία των ουραand to seek thy soul : but the soul of νών κόκκο σινάπεως, δν λαβών άνθρωπος my Iord shall be bound in the bundle έσπειρεν εν τω αγρώ αυτού •

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MATT. Xll. 31, 32.

A. D. 31. Another parable put he forth unto them, Come ye, and let us go up to the saying, a The kingdom of heaven is like mountain of the Lord, to the house of to a grain of mustard-seed, which a man the God of Jacob; and he will teach took, and sowed in his field :

us of his ways, and we will walk in * And he said, Whereunto shall we bis paths; for out of Zion shall go liken the kingdom of God? or with Lord from Jerusalem. And he shall

forth the law, and the word of the what comparison shall we compare it? It is like a grain of mustard judge among the nations, and shall seed, which, when it is sown in the

rebuke many people: and they shall earth, is less than all the seeds that be beat their swords into plowshares, in the earth : But when it is grown, it nation shall not lift up sword against

and their spears into pruninghooks : groweth up, and becometh greater nation, neither shall they learn war than all herbs, and shooteth out great any more, Is. ii. 2–4. Afterward he branches; so that the fowls of the air brought me again unto the door of the may lodge under the shadow of it, house ; and, behold, watèrs issued Mark iv. 30-32. Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? house eastward : for the fore-front of

out from under the threshold of the and whereunto shall I resemble it? the house stood toward the east, and It is like a grain of mustard seed, the waters came down from under which a man took, and cast into his from the right side of the house, at garden; and it grew, and waxed a

Then great tree; and the fowls of the air the south side of the altar. lodged in the branches

of it, Luke xiii. brought he me out of the way of 18, 19. See also on clause 2. ver. 2.

the gate northward, and led me chap. iii.

about the way without unto the

outer gate by the way that looketh VER. 32.

eastward ; and, behold, there ran out ο μικρότερον μέν έστι πάντων των σπες- waters on the right side. And when μάτων, όταν δε αυξηθή, μείζον τών λαχά- the man that had the line in his hand νων εστίν και γίνεται δένδρον, ώστε ελθεϊν | went forth eastward, he measured a τα πετεινά του ουρανού, και κατασκηνούν έν | thousand cubits, and the brought me τους, κλάδους αυτού

through the waters; the waters were Which indeed is a the least of all seeds : thousand, and brought me through

to the ancles. Again he measured a but when it is grown, it is the greatest the waters; the waters were to the among herbs, and becometh a tree, that the birds of the air come and lodge in sand, and brought me through; the

knees. Again he measured a thouthe branches thereof.

waters were to the loins. Afterward a There shall be an handful of corn be measured a thousand; and it was in the earth upon the top of the moun- a river that I could not pass over : tains; the fruit thereof shall shake like for the waters were risen, waters to Lebanon : and they of the city shall swim in, a river that could not be flourish like grass of the earth. His passed over. Ez. xlvii. 1-5. Thou name shall endure for ever: bis name sawest till that a stone was cut out shall be continued as long as the sun: without hands, which smote the image and men shall be blessed in him : all upon his feet that were of iron and nations shall call him blessed. Blessed clay, and brake them to pieces. Then be the LORD God, the God of Israel, was the iron, the clay, the brass, the who only doeth wondrous things. silver, and the gold, broken to pieces * And blessed be his glorious name for together, and became like the chaff of ever : and let the whole earth be filled the summer threshing-floors; and the with his glory; Amen, and Amen. Ps. wind carried them away, that no place lxxii. 16-19. And it shall come to pass was found for them: and the stone in the last days, that the mountain that smote the image became a great of the Lord's house shall be estab- mountain, and filled the whole earth, lished in the top of the mountains, Dan. ii. 34, 35. And in the days and shall be exalted above the hills ; of these kings shall the God of heaven and all nations shall flow unto it. set up a kingdom, which shall never And many people shall go and say, be destroyed : and the kingdom shall

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not be left to other people, but it shall | the former sea, and half of them tobreak in pieces and consume all these ward the hinder sea : in summer and kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. in winter shall it be. And the Lord Forasmuch as thou sawest that the shall be king over all the earth : in stone was cut out of the mountain with that day shall there be one LORD, and out hands, and that it brake in pieces his name one. All the land shall be the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, turned as a plain from Gèbà to Rimand the gold; the great God hath mon south of Jerusalem: and it shall made known to the king what shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her come to pass hereafter: and the dream place, from Benjamin's gate unto the is certain, and the interpretation place of the first gate, unto the corner thereof sure, 44, 45. But in the gate, and from the tower of Hananeel last days it shall come to pass, that unto the king's winepresses, xiv. 7-the mountain of the house of the LORD 10. And when they heard it, they gloshall be established in the top of the rified the Lord, and said unto him, mountains, and it shall be exalted Thou seest, brother, how many thouabove the hills; and people shall flow sands of Jews there are which believe; unto it. And many nations shall and they are all zealous of the law, come, and say, Come, and let us go Acta xxi. 20. For I will not dare to up to the mountain of the LORD, and speak of any of those things which to the house of the God of Jacob; and Christ hath not wrought by me, to he will teach us of his ways, and we make the Gentiles obedient, by word will walk in his paths : for the law and deed, through mighty signs and shall go forth of Zion, and the word wonders, by the power of the Spirit of of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he God; so that from Jerusalem, and shall judge among many people, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully rebuke strong nations afar off; and preached the gospel of Christ, Rom. they shall beat their swords into plow- xv. 18, 19. And the seventh angel shares, and their spears into pruning- sounded ; and there were great voices hooks: nation shall not lift up sword in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of against nation, neither shall they learn this world are become the kingdoms war any more, Mic, iv. 1-3. In that of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he day, saith the Lord of hosts, shall ye shall reign for ever and ever, Rev. call every man his neighbour under xi. 15. the vine and under the fig-tree, Zech. b In the mountain of the height of üi. 10. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Israel will I plant it: and it shall It shall yet come lo puss, that there bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, shall come people, and the inhabitants and be a goodly cedar: and under it of many cities: And the inhabitants shall dwell all fowl of every wing; in of one city shall go to another, saying, the shadow of the branches thereof Let us go speedily to pray before the shall they dwell. And all the trees of Lord, and to seek the LORD of hosts: the field sball know that I the Lord I will go also. Yea, many people have brought down the high tree, have and strong nations shall come to seek exalted the low tree, have dried up the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to the green tree, and have made the dry pray before the Lord. Thus saith the tree to flourish : I the LORD have Lord of hosts; In those days it shall spoken and have done it, Ez. xvii. 23, come to pass, that ten men shall take 24. All the fowls of heaven made hold out of all languages of the nations, their nests in his boughs, and under even shall take hold of the skirt of his branches did all the beasts of the him that is a Jew, saying, We will go field bring forth their young, and under with you: for we have heard that God his shadow dwelt all great nations, is with you, vüi. 20—23. But it shall | xxxi. 6. The leaves thereof were fair, be one day which shall be known to the and the fruit thereof much, and in it Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall was meat for all: the beasts of the come to pass, that at evening time it field had shadow under it, and the shall be light. And it shall be in that fowls of the heaven dwelt in the day, that living' waters shall go out boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed from Jerusalem : half of them toward of it, Dan. iv. 12.

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MATT. XIII. 33–35.

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VER. 33.

perverse nation, among whom ye "Αλλην παραβολήν ελάλησεν αυτοις· | shine as lights in the world, ii. 13Ομοία έστιν η βασιλεία των ουρανών ζύμη, 15. And the very God of peace sancήν λαβούσα γυνή ενέκρυψαν εις αλεύρου σάτα | tify you wholly ; and I pray God your τρία, έως ου εζυμώθη όλον.

whole spirit and soul and body be preAnother parable spake he unto them;

served blameless unto the coming of

our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is be The kingdom of heaven is a like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three that calleth you, who also will do it,

1 Thes. v. 23, 24. But grow in grace, measures of meal, b till the whole was leavened.

and in the knowledge of our Lord and

Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory a It is like leaven, which a woman both now and for ever. Amen. 2 Pet. took and hid in three measures of iü. 18. meal, till the whole was leavened,

VER. 34. Luke xiii. 21. Your glorying is not

Ταύτα πάντα ελάλησεν ο Ιησούς εν good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump! Purge out ! παραβολαίς τούς όχλοις, και χωρίς παραtherefore the old leaven, that ye may

βολής ουκ ελάλει αυτούς: be a new lump, as ye are unleavencl. All a these things spake Jesus unto the For even Christ our Pascovei is sacri- multitude in parables; and without a ficed for us, 1 Cor. v. 6,7. A little parable spake he not unto them: leaven leaveneth the whole lump, Gal. a Therefore speak I to them in parav. 9.

bles: because they seeing see not ; b The righteous also shall hold on bis and hearing they hear not, neither way, and he that hath clean hands do they understand, 13. And with shall be stronger and stronger, Job xvii. 9. But the path of the just is as word unto them, as they were able to

many such parables spake he the the shining light, that shineth more hear it. But without a parable spake and more unto the perfect day, Prov. he not unto them: and when they iv. 18. Then shall we know, if we

were alone, he expounded all things follow on to know the Lord: his go-to his disciples, Mark iv. 33, 34. ing forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain,

VER. 35. as the latter and former rain unto the

Οπως πληρωθή το ρηθέν δια του προφήτου, earth, Hos. vi. 3. Every branch in ne λέγοντος: 'Ανοίξω εν παραβολαίς το στόμα that beareth not fruit he taketh away: μου: ερεύξομαι κεκρυμμένα από καταβοand every branch that beareth fruit, λής κόσμου. he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit, John vv. 2. I have yet spoken by the prophet, saying, I will

That a it might be fulfilled which was many things to say unto you, but cannot bear them now. Howbeit open my mouth in parables; c I will utter when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, things which have been kept secret from he will guide you into all truth: for he the foundation of the world. shall not speak of himself; but what. a And in them is fulfilled the prosoever he shall hear, that shall he phecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearspeak : and he will shew you things ing ye shall hear, and shall not underto come, xvi. 12, 13. Being confident stand; and seeing ye shall see, and of this very thing, that he which hath shall not perceive, Matt. xiü. 14. See begun a good work in you will perform also on ver. 29. chap. i. it until the day of Jesus Christ : And I will open my mouth in a parathis I pray, that your love may abound ble : I will utter dark sayings of old, yet more and more in knowledge and Ps. lxxviii. 2. in all judgment, Phil. i. 6. 9. For it cl will incline mine ear to a para. i God which worketh in you both to ble : I will open my dark saying upon will and to do of his good pleasure. the harp, Ps. xlix. 4. Behold, the for. Do all things without murmurings and mer things are come to pass, and new disputings : That ye may be blameless things do I declare : before they spring and harmless, the sons of God, with forth I tell you of them, Is. xlii. 9. rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and Surely the Lord God will do nothing,

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