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the water that I shall give him shall | ye do not forgive, neither will your be in him a well of water springing Father which is in heaven forgive up into everlasting life, John iv. 14. your trespasses, Mark xi. 25, 26. And Jesus said unto them, I am the Love ye your enemies, and do good, bread of life: he that cometh to me and lend, hoping for nothing again ; shall never hunger; and he that be- and your reward shall be great, and ye lieveth on me shall never thirst, vi. shall be the children of the Highest : 35. In the last day, that great day for he is kind unto the unthankful and of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, saying, If any man thirst, let him as your Father also is merciful, Luke come unto me, and drink. He that vi. 35, 36. God is not unrighteous to believeth on me, as the Scripture bath forget your work and labour of love, said, out of his belly shall flow rivers which ye have sbewed towards his of living water, vii. 37, 38. They shall name, in that ye have ministered to hunger no more, neither thirst any the saints, and do minister, Heb. vi. more; neither shall the sun light on 10. For he shall have judgment withthem, nor any heat, Rev. vii. 16. out mercy, that hath shewed no

mercy; VER. 7.

and mercy rejoiceth against judgment,

James ii. 13. Μακάριοι οι ελεήμονες, ότι αυτοί ελεηθή

VER. 8. Blessed are the merciful: a for they

Μακάριοι οι καθαροί τη καρδία, ότι αυτοί shall obtain mercy.

τον Θεόν όψονται. . a For if ye forgive men their tres

Blessed are the a pure in heart: for passes, your heavenly Father will also they shall b see God. forgive you. But if ye forgive not a Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first men their trespasses, neither will your that which is within the cup and platFather forgive your trespasses, Matt. ter, that the outside of them may be vi. 14, 15. With the merciful thou clean also, Matt. xxiii. 26. I know wilt shew thyself merciful, and with also, my God, that thou triest the the upright man thou wilt shew thyself heart, and hast pleasure in uprightupright, 2 Sam. xxii. 26. also Ps. xviii. ness, 1 Chron. xxix. 17. If thou wert 25. Blessed is he that considereth pure and upright; surely now he the poor: the Lord will deliver him would awake for thee, Job vii. 6. in time of trouble. The LORD will With the pure thou wilt shew thyself preserve him, and keep him alive; pure, Ps. xviii

. 26. Who shall ascend and he shall be blessed upon the earth: into the hill of the LORD? or who and thou wilt not deliver him unto the shall stand in his holy place ? He that will of his enemies. The LORD will hath clean hands, and a pure heart; strengthen him upon the bed of lan- who hath not lifted up his soul unto guishing : thou wilt make all his bed vanity, nor sworn deceitfully, xxiv. 3, in his sickness, xli. 1-3. He that i 4. Behold, thou desirest truth in the hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto inward parts: and in the hidden part the LORD, and that which he hath thou shalt make me to know wisdom. given will he pay him again, Prov. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be xix. 17. If thou draw out thy soul to clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted than snow, li. 6,7. Create in me a soul; then shall thy light rise in ob-clean heart, O God; and renew a right scurity, and thy darkness be as the spirit within me, ver. 10. Truly God noon day; and the Lord shall guide is good to Israel, even to such as are thee continually, and satisfy thy soul of a clean beart, lxxiii. 1. The thoughts in drought, and make fat thy bones : of the wicked are an abomination to and thou shalt be like a watered gar- the Lord: but the words of the pure den, and like a spring of water, whose are pleasant words, Prov. xv. 26. He waters fail not, Isa. Iviii. 10, 11. And that loveth pureness of heart, for the when

ye stand praying, forgive, if ye grace of his lips the king shull be his h'ae ought against any: that your friend, xx. 11. Then will I sprinkle Fatner also which is in heaven may clean water upon you, and ye shall be forgive you your trespasses. But if I clean ; from all your filthiness, and

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from all your idols, will I cleanse you. | heart in full assurance of faith, having A new heart also will I give you, and our hearts sprinkled from an evil a new spirit will I put within you: and conscience, and our bodies washed I will take away the stony heart out with pure water, x. 22. Cleanse your of your filesb, and I will give you an hands, ye sinners; and purify your heart of flesh. And I will put my hearts, ye double-minded, Jam. iv. 8. spirit within you, and cause you to Seeing ye have purified your souls in walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep obeying the truth through the Spirit my. judgments, and do them. Ezek. unto unfeigned love of the brethren, Xxxvi. 25-27. Shall I count them see that ye love one another with a pure pure with the wicked balances, and heart fervently, 1 Pet. i. 22. And with the bag of deceitful weights ? | every man that hath this bope in him Mic. vi. 11. Purifying their hearts purifieth himself, even as he is pure, 1 by faith, Acts xv. 9. Having therefore John iii. 3. these promises, dearly beloved, let us b And though after my skin worms cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of destroy this body, yet in myflesh shall the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness I see God: whom I shall see for myin the fear of God, 2 Cor. vii. 1. Aco self, and mine eyes shall behold ; and cording as he hath chosen us in him not another; though my reins be conbefore the foundation of the world, sumed within me, Job xix, 26, 27. that we should be holy and without For now we see through a glass, darkblame before him in love, Ephes. i.; but then face to face, 1 Cor. xiii. Christ also loved the church, and gave 12. We are confident, I say, and willhimself for it; that he might sanctify ing rather to be absent from the body, and cleanse it with the washing of and to be present with the Lord, 2 water by the word, that he might pre- Cor. v. 8. Then we which are alive and sent it to himself a glorious Church, remain shall be caught up together not having spot, or wrinkle, or any with them in the clouds, to meet the such thing; but that it should be holy Lord in the air: and so shall we ever and without blemish, v. 25—27. And be with the Lord, 1 Thess. iv. 17. Folthis I pray, that your love may abound low peace with all men, and holiness, yet more and more in knowledge and without which no man shall see the in all judgment; that ye may approve Lord, Heb. xii. 14. Beloved, now things that are excellent;

that ye may are we the sons of God, and it doth be sincere and without offence till the not yet appear what we shall be: but day of Christ; being filled with the we know that, when he shall appear, fruits of righteousness, which are by we shall be like him ; for we shall see Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise him as he is, 1 John ü. 2. Therefore of God, Phil. i. 9–11. And the very are they before the throne of God, God of peace sanctify you wholly; and serve him day and night in his and I pray God your whole spirit and temple: and he that sitteth on the soul and body be preserved blameless throne shall dwell among them. They unto the coming of our Lord Jesus shall hunger no more, neither thirst Christ Faithful is he that calleth you, any more; neither shall the sun light who also will do it. 1 Thess. v. 23, on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb 24. Unto the pure all things are pure: which is in the midst of the throne but unto them that are defiled and un- shall feed them, and shall lead them believing is nothing pure ; but even into living fountains of waters: and their mind and conscience is defiled, God shall wipe away all tears from Tit. i. 15. Who gave himself for us, their eyes, Rev. vii. 15.-17. The that he might redeem us all from ini- f-throne of God and of the Lamb shall quity, and purify unto himself a pecu- be in it; and his servants shall serve liar people, zealous of good works, ii. him : and they shall see his face; and 14. How much more shall the blood his name shall be in their foreheads, of Christ, who through the eternal xxii. 3, 4. Spirit offered himself without spot to

VER. 9. God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Heb. Μακάριοι οι ειρηνοποιοί, ότι αυτοι υιοί ix, 14. Let us draw near with a true l orau xandńcortai.

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Blessed are the a peace-makers : for there it shall be said unto them, Ye are they shall b be called the c children of the sons of the living God, Hos. i. 10. God.

Neither can they die any more : for

they are equal unto the angels; and a And Abram said unto Lot, let there are the children of God, being the chilbe no strife, I pray thee, between me dren of the resurrection, Luke xx. 36. and thee, and between my herdmen But as many as received him, to them and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. gave he power to become the sons of Is not the whole land before thee? se- God, even to them that believe on his parate thyself, I pray thee, from me:


John i. 12. For as many as are if thou wilt take the left hand, then I led by the Spirit of God, they are the will go to the right ; or if thou depart sons of God, Rom. viii. 14. The Spito the right hand, then I will go rit itself beareth witness with our to the left, Gen. xiii. 8, 9. And spirit, that we are the children of when he went out the second day, God, 16. Because the creature itself behold, two men of the Hebrews also shall be delivered from the bond. strove together : and he said to him age of corruption into the glorious that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest liberty of the children of God, 21. thou thy fellow? Exod. ii. 13. If it be That is, they which are the children of possible, as much as lieth in you, live the flesh, these are not the children of peaceably with all men, Rom. xii. 18. God; but the children of the proBut the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, mise are counted for the seed, ix. 8. peace, Gal. v. 22. But the wisdom Wherefore come out from among them, that is from above is first pure, then and be ye separate, saith the Lord, peaceable, gentle, and easy to be en- and touch not the unclean thing; and treated, full of mercy and good fruits, | I will receive you, and will be a Fawithout partiality, and without hypo-ther unto you, and ye shall be my sons crisy, James iii. 17,

and daughters, saith the Lord Alo Whosoever therefore shall break mighty, 2 Cor. vi. 17, 18. For ye are one of these least commandments, and all the children of God by faith in shall teach men so, he shall be called Christ Jesus, Gal. iii. 26. When the the least in the kingdom of heaven: fulness of the time was come, God sent but whosoever shall do and teach forth his Son, made of a woman, made them, the same shall be called great in under the law, to redeem them that the kingdom of heaven, Matt. v. 19. were under the law, that we might reAfterward thou shalt be called, The ceive the adoption of sons. And becity of righteousness, the faithful city, cause ye are sons, God hath sent forth Isa. i. 26. Thy Redeemer the Holy the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, One of Israel; the God of the whole crying. Abba, Father, iv. 4-6. earth shall he be called, liv. 5. And this Having predestinated us unto the is his

name whereby he shall be called, adoption of children by Jesus Christ THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, Jer. to himself, according to the good pleaxxiii. 6. And Jerusalem shall be sure of his will, to the praise of the called a city of truth; and the moun- glory of his grace, wherein he bath tain of the Lord of Hosts the holy made us accepted in the beloved, Eph. mountain, Zech. viii. 3. He shall be i. 5, 6. Be ye therefore followers of great, and sball be called the Son of the God, as dear children, v. 1. Do all Highest, Luke i. 32. And thou, child, things without murmurings and disshalt be called the prophet of the High- putings : That ye may be blameless est: for thou shalt go before the face of and harmless, the sons of God, without the Lord to prepare

76. rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and c Ye are the children of the LORD perverse nation, among whom ye shine your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, as lights in the world; holding forth nor make any baldness between your the word of life, Phil. ii. 14--16. Beeyes for the dead. For thou art an hold, what manner of love the Fan holy people unto the LORD thy God, ther hath bestowed upon us, that we Deut. xiv. 1, 2. And it shall come to should be called the sons of God; pass, that in the place where it was therefore the world knoweth us not, said unto them, Ye are not my people, I because it knew him not. Beloved,

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now are we the sons of God, and it is not greater than his lord. If they doth not yet appear what we shall be: have persecuted me, they will also perbut we know that, when he shall ap- secute you ; if they have kept my saypear, we shall be like him ; for we ing, they will keep yours also. But shall see him as he is. And every all these things will they do unto you man that hath this hope in him, puri- for my name's sake, because they fieth himself, even as he is pure, 1 know not him that sent me, John xv. John iii, 1–3.

20, 21. They shall put you out of the VER. 10.

synagogues : yea, the time cometh, Μακάριοι οι δεδιωγμένοι ένεκεν δικαιο

that whosoever killeth you will think σύσης, ότι αυτών έστιν η βασιλεία των | that he doeth God service, Xvi. 2. ουρανών. .

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, when

thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, Blessed are they which are a perse- and walkedst whither thou wouldest: cuted for righteousness' sake : forb theirs but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt is the kingdom of heaven.

stretch forth thy hands, and another a But beware of men : for they will shall gird thee, and carry thee whither deliver you up to the councils, and they thou wouldest not. This spake he, will scourge you in their synagogues; signifying by what death he should and ye shall be brought before gover- glorify God, xxi. 18, 19. And when nors and kings for my sake, for a tes- they had called the apostles, and timony against them and the Gentiles, beaten them, they commanded that Matt. x. 17, 18. And the brother shall they should not speak in the name of deliver up the brother to death, and Jesus, and let them go. And they dethe father the child : and the children parted from the presence of the counshall rise up against their parents, and cil, rejoicing that they were counted cause them to be put to death. And worthy to suffer shame for his name, ye shall be hated of all men for my Acts v. 40, 41. And at that time there name's sake : but he that endureth was a great persecution against the to the end shall be saved, 21, 22. church which was at Jerusalem ; and The wicked plotteth against the just, they were all scattered abroad and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. throughout the regions of Judæa and The wicked have drawn out the sword, Samaria, except the apostles, viii. 1. and have bent their bow, to cast down As it is written, For thy sake we are the poor and needy, and to slay such killed all the day long; we are acas be of upright conversation, Ps. counted as sheep for the slaughter, uxvii. 12. 14. Blessed are ye, when Rom. viii. 36. For I think that God men shall hate you, and when they hath set forth us the apostles last, as shall separate you from their compuny, it were appointed to death : for we and shall reproach you, and cast out are made a spectacle unto the world, your name as evil, for the Son of man's and to angels, and to men. Being resake. Rejoice ye in that day,and leap viled, we bless; being persecuted, we for joy: for, behold, your reward is suffer it : being defamed, we entreat ; great in heaven; for in the like man- we are made as the filth of the earth, ner did their fathers unto the prophets, and are the offscouring of all things unLuke vi. 22, 43. But before all these, to this day, 1 Cor. iv. 9–13. We ure they shall lay their hands on you, and troubled on every side, yet not dispersecute you, delivering you up to the tressed; we are perplexed, but not in synagogues, and into prisons, being despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; brought before kings and rulers for my cast down, but not destroyed ; always name's sake. And it shall turn to you bearing about in the body the dying for a testimony, xxi. 12, 13. And ye of the Lord Jesus. For we which live shall be betrayed both by parents, are alway delivered unto death for Jeand brethren, and by kinsfolks, and sus' sakė, 2 Cor. iv. 8. 11. For unto friends; and some of you shall they you it is given in the behalf of Christ, cause to be put to death, and ye shall not only to believe on him, but also to be hated of all men for my name's suffer for his sake, Phil. i. 29. All sake, 16, 17. Remember the word that will live godly in Christ Jesus that I said unto you, the servant I shall suffer persecution, 2 Tim. üi. 12.

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Not as Cain, who was of that wicked season, until their fellow.servants also, one, and slew his brother. And where- and their brethren, that should be fore slew he him ? Because his own killed as they were, should be fulfilled, works were evil, and his brother's vi. 9, 10. See also parallels on clause righteous, 1 John iii. 12.

2. ver. 2. chap. iii. b Whosoever shall lose his life for

VER. 11. my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it, Mark viii. 35. Verily I

Μακάριοί εστε όταν ονειδίσωσιν υμάς και say unto you, There is no man that hath Stanoi, xal iwwi wāv nornporn papua left house, or brethren, or sisters, or

καθ' υμών, ψευδόμενοι, ένεκεν έμού. father, or mother, or wife, or children, Blessed are ye when men shall a revile or lands, for my sake and the gos- you, and persecute you, and shall say pel's, But he shall receive a hundred- all munner of evil against you * falsely, fold now in this time, houses, and bre- for my sake. thren, and sisters, and mothers, and

falsely Gr.lying. children, and lands, with persecutions; a If they have called the master of and in the world to come eternal life, the house Beelzebub, how much more Mark x. 29, 30. And ye shall be shall they call them of his household ? hated of all men for my name's sake; Matt. x. 25. And they that passed but he that shall endure unto the end, by reviled him, wagging their heads, the same shall be saved, xiii. 13. For and saying, Thou that destroyest the our light affliction, which is but for a temple, and buildest it in three days, moment, worketh for us a far more save thyself, xxvii. 39, 40. With exceeding and etemal weight of glory, hypocritical mockers in feasts, they 2 Cor. iv. 17. So that we ourselves gnasbed upon me with their teeth, glory in you in the churches of God they opened their mouth wide against for your patience and faith in all your me, and said, Aha, aba, our eye hath persecutions and tribulations that ye seen it, Ps. xxxv. 16. 21. John the endure: Which is a manifest token of Baptist came neither eating bread the righteous judgment of God, that nor drinking wine ; and ye say, He ye may be counted worthy of the king. hath a devil. The Son of man is come dom of God, for which ye also suf- eating and drinking; and ye say, Befer: seeing it is a righteous thing with hold a gluttonous man, and a wineGod to recompense tribulation to bibber, a friend of publicans and sinthem that trouble you, 2 Thess. i. tners ! Luke vii. 33, 34. Then they 6. If we suffer, we shall also reign reviled him, and said, Thou art his with him, 2 Tim. ii. 12. Blessed is disciple; but we are Moses' disciples. the man that endureth temptation : John ix. 28. Who, when he was refor when he is tried, he shall receive viled, reviled not again ; when he the crown of life, which the Lord hath suffered, he threatened not; but com. promised to them that love him, James mitted himself to him that judgeth i. 12. Rejoice, inasmuch as ye are righteously, i Pet. ii. 23. partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, See parallels on clause 1. ver. 10. when his glory shall be revealed, ye

VER. 12. may be glad also with exceeding joy, 1 Pet. iv. 13.

Fear none of

Χαίρετε και αγαλλιάσθε, ότι ο μισθός those things which thou shalt υμών πολύς εν τοις ουρανούςούτω γαρ suffer: behold, the devil shall cast idiwgar tùs apophtes tous tipo úpät. some of you into prison, that ye

a Rejoice, and be exceeding glud: bfor may be tried; and ye shall have tři- great is your reward in heaven : <for so bulation ten days : be thou faithful un. persecuted they the prophets which were to death, and I will give thee a crown before you. of life, Rev. ii. 10. I saw under the * Blessed are ye when men shall hate altar the souls of them that were slain you—and cast out your name as evil, for the word of God, and for the testi- for the Son of man's sake. Rejoice mony which they held : And white ye in that day, and leap for joy, Luke robes were given unto every one of vi. 22. 23. And they departed from them; and it was said unto them, the presence of the council, rejoicing that they should rest yet for a little that they were counted worthy to

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