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The angel of his presence saved as snow: and for fear of him the them.-Isa. Ixiii. 9.

keepers did shake, and became as He had power over the angel, and dead men: and the angel answered, prevailed.-Hosea xii. 4.

and said unto the women, Fear not The angel that talked with Zecha- ye, for I know that ye seek Jesus riah.—Zech. i. 8, 9. 11-14. ii. 3. which was crucified: he is not here, iv. v.

for he is risen. Mary saw two angels Joshua the high priest standing be- in white sitting, the one at the head, fore the angel of the Lord, &c. And and the other at the feet.--Matt. the Lord said unto Satan, the Lord xxviii. 2-6. Acts vi. 15. John xx. rebuke thee, &c. And the angel of 12. Luke xxiv. 4-6. 23. the Lord protested unto Joshua, &c. There appeared unto Zacharias an -Zech. iii. 1–3.6.

angel of the Lord, &c. who said unto The angel of the Lord appeared him, Fear not, &c. I am Gabriel, that unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, stand in the presence of God, and am fear not to take unto thee Mary thy sent to speak unto thee, &c. The wife.—Matt. i. 20.

angel Gabriel was sent from God unto Again the angel of the Lord appear- a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to ed to Joseph in a dream, saying, &c. a virgin, &c.—Luke i. 11-13 19. - Matt. ii. 13.

26–28. 30. 35. The devil leaving Christ, behold, There were shepherds abiding in angels came and ministered unto him. the field, &c. and lo, the angel of the - Matt. iv. 11. Luke xxii. 43. Lord came upon them, &c. And the

The reapers are the angels, &c. angel said unto them, Fear not, for The Son of man shall send forth his behold, I bring you good tidings, &c. angels, and they shall gather out of and suddenly there was with the his kingdom all things that offend, angel a multitude of the heavenly &c. At the end of the world, the host, praising God, and saying, Glory angels shall come forth, and sever the to God in the Highest, &c. The anwicked from among the just.—Matt. gels were gone away from them into xii. 39. 41. 49.

heaven, &c. Jesus, who was so named Despise not one of these little ones: of the angels.- Luke ü. 8-10. for I say unto you, That in heaven 13–15. 21. their angels do always behold the He that denieth me before men, face of my Father which is in heaven. shall be denied before the angels of -Matt. xviii. 10.

God.-Luke xii. 9. And he shall send his angels with There is joy in the presence of the a great sound of a trumpet, and they angels of God over one sinner that shall gather together his elect, &c. repenteth.—Luke xv. 10. but of that day and hour knoweth no The beggar died, and was carried man; no, not the angels of heaven. by the angels into Abraham's bosom. Matt. xxiv. 31. 36.

-Luke xvi. 22. The Son of man shall come in his Ye shall see heaven open, and the glory, and all the holy angels with angels of God ascending and descendhim.--Matt. xxv. 31.

ing upon the Son of man.John i.51. He shall presently give me more An angel went down at a certain than twelve legions of angels.--Matt. season into the pool, and troubled xxvi. 53.

the water.- John v. 4. The angel of the Lord descended The people, &c. said, that it thunfrom heaven, and came and rolled dered; others said, an angel spake back the stone from the door, and sat to him.-John xii. 29. upon it: his countenance was like While they looked stedfastly up lightning, and his raiment as white toward heaven, as he went up, bé. hold, two men stood by them in white tertained angels unawares.—Heb. apparel, which also said, &c.-Acts xüï. 2. Gen. 1, &c. xix. 1, &c. i. 10, 11. Gergesenes.—Matt.vii.2, 3.13–16. bowed together, and could not stand 26, &c. Mark v. 2. Luke iv. 33. up.-Luke xiii. 11-13. 39. v. 12, 13. viii, 1, 2.

Which things the angels desired to The angel of the Lord by night look into.—1 Pet. i. 12. opened the prison doors, and brought If God spared not the angels that them forth.-Acts v. 19.

sinned, but cast them down to hell, This Moses, whom, &c. the same and delivered them into chains of did God send to be a ruler and deli- darkness, to be reserved unto judgverer, by the hands of the angel, &c. ment, &c. whereas angels which are which spake to him in Mount Sinai, greater in power and might, bring &c. Who have received the law by not railing accusation, &c.—2 Pet. i. the disposition of angels, and have 4. 11. not kept it.-Acts vii. 35. 38. 53. The revelation of Jesus Christ, &c.

And the angel of the Lord spake he sent and signified it by his angel unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go unto his servant John.-Rev. i. l. toward the south, &c.—-Acts viii. The angels sealing of the servants 26, 27.

of God. The angels sounding, &c. An angel of God appeared to Coro -Revvii-x. nelius.-Acts x. 3. 7. 22. The angel of the Lord came upon

CHAP. XL. Peter in the prison, and led him out,

OF THE PARABLES AND SIMILI. &c. Then said they, It is his angel, O &c. The angel of the Lord smote

TUDES WHICH CHRIST SPAKE. Herod.-Acts xii. 7-9.11.15. 33. Carist likened those who did hear

The Sadducees say that there is no his word, and do it, to a wise man, resurrection, neither angel nor spirit. who built his house upon a rock, &c. -Acts xxiii. 8, 9.

- and those who heard, and did not do There stood by me this night the it, unto a foolish man, which built angel of God, whose I am, and whom his house on the sand, &c.—Matt. vii. I serve; saying, Fear not, Paul, &c. 24—29. Luke vi. 47, &c. -Acts xxvii. 23.

The similitude of the unclean spirit Know ye not, that we shall judge entering after a cleansing and garangels ?-1 Cor. vi. 3.

nishing.-Matt, xii. 43–45. For this cause ought a woman to The parable of the sower and the have power on her head, because of seed. Of the tares sowed among the the angels. -1 Cor. xi. 10.

good seed. Of the mustard-seed. Of When the Lord Jesus shall be re- the leaven hid in the meal. Of the vealed from heaven with his mighty hidden treasure. Of the precious angels.--2 Thess. i. 7.

pearl. Of the net cast into the sea, I charge thee before God, and the and gathering all kinds.--Matt. xiii. Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect an- 18. 24.31.33.44,45. Mark iv. Luke gels.—1 Tim. v. 21.

viii. 5. xiii. 18. Of the angels, he saith, Who The kingdom of heaven is like unto maketh his angels spirits, &c. Are a man that is an householder, who they not all ministering spirits, sent sent labourers into his vineyard at forth to minister for them who shall several hours, and paid them all alike. be heirs of salvation ?- Heb. i. —Matt. xx. 1-17. 7. 14.

A certain man had two sons : he Ye are come unto mount Sion, &c. came to the first, and said, Son, go and to an innumerable company of work to-day in my vineyard : he, &c. angels.-Heb. xii. 22. e said, I will not; but afterward he

Be not forgetful to entertain repented, and went: and he came to strangers, for thereby some have en- the second, and said likewise : and

he, &c. said, I go, Sir; and went The similitude of one asking bread not: whether of them twain did the to entertain a friend, and obtaining will of his father? &c. The parable by importunity, though not for love, of the man who planted a vineyard, &c. When the strong man armed and hedged it, expecting fruit, but the keepeth his palace, his goods are in husbandmen beat the servants, and peace: but when a stronger than he killed some: and at last his son, &c. shall come upon him, &c.—Luke xi.

-Matt. xxi. 28–31. 33–40. Luke 5–8. 21, 22. xx. 9.

The rich man said, I have no room, The parable of the marriage of the &c. I will pull down my barns and king's son: those who were bidden, build greater, &c. Take thine ease, made light of it, and went to their &c. but God said unto him, Thou farms, &c. The king sent his servants fool, this night thy soul shall be reinto the highways, and bid, &c. The quired of thee, &c. --Luke xii. 16-21. man without a wedding garment.--. The parable of the fig-tree planted Matt. xxii, 1–14. Luke xiv. 16, &c. in the vineyard, which brought no

The parable of the ten virgins. Of fruit, &c. Cut it down, &c. Let it the talents delivered unto the ser- alone this year also, &c.—Luke xiii. vants to be improved.-Matt. xxv. 6-9. 1-30. Luke xix. 12.

Who goeth about to build a tower, Can the children of the bridecham- and considereth not what it will cost? ber fast while the bridegroom is with or, what king goeth out to war, and them ? &c. No man also seweth a consideréth not? &c.—Luke xiv. piece of new cloth on an old garment, 28-32. &c. No man putteth new wine into The parable of the lost sheep. Of old bottles.-Mark ii. 19-22. Luke the lost piece of silver. Of the prov. 34-39.

digal son.Luke xv. 3. 8. 11, &c. Why beholdest thou the mote thatThe parable of the unjust steward. is in thy brother's eye? &c. A cor. Of the rich glutton, and poor Lazarupt tree bringeth not forth good rus.-Luke xvi. 1, &c. fruit, &c.-Luke vi. 41-44.

The parable of the importunate A certain creditor, which had two widow, with the unjust judge. Of debtors: the one owed five hundred the Pharisee and the Publican going pence, the other fifty: and when they into the temple to pray.-- Luke xviii. had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave 1, 2, 9, &c." them both; tell me therefore which Christ, by the similitude of a man's of them will love him most? &c. He being born again, sets out the new to whom he forgave most, &c. Her creation in the soul.-John iii. 3—8. sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much: but to whom little

CHAP. XLI. is forgiven, &c.-Luke vii. 41-47.

OF THE MIRACLES AND WONDERFUL No man when he hath lighted a

THINGS WHICH WERE DONE BY candle covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed: but setteth it CHRIST AND HIS APOSTLES. on a candlestick, that they which enter He healed all their diseases, and such in may see the light.-Luke viii. 16. as were possessed with devils.

The similitude of the man going to Matt. iv. 24. Jericho, who fell among thieves, and Christ cureth the leprous man : was wounded : the priest and the Le- healeth the centurion's servant of vite pass by, but helped not: the the palsy. Peter's mother-in-law of Samaritan had compassion, and took a fever. Stilleth the tempest on the care of him : this was his neighbour. sea. Driveth out the devils out of -Luke x. 30–37.

the two men possessed amongst the

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He cured a man of leprosy.—Luke He cureth the sick of the palsy, xiv. 2–4. whom they brought on a bed to him. He healed ten lepers.—Luke xvii. The woman who had the bloody issue, 12—16. cured by touching his garment. He He restored sight to another blind raiseth from the dead Jairus's daugh- man.--Luke xviii. 41–43. . ter: giveth sight to two blind men: He cured the high priest's serhealeth a dumb man possessed with vant's ear.—Luke xxii. 51. a devil.--Matt. ix. 2. 6, 7. 20. 25. He turned water into wine at the 28. 32. Mark ii. 3, 4. Luke viii. 44. marriage feast in Cana.—John ü. Mark ix. 20.

7-9. He restoreth the withered hand. He healed the nobleman's son by Matt. xii. 10. 13.

his word; which the nobleman beThe five loaves and the two fishes, lieved, and found that his child mendwherewith he fed five thousand. He ed the same hour in which Christ walked on the sea.—Matt. xiv. 15, spake.—John iv. 47–53. 16. 25. Luke ix. 12. John vi. 5, 6. He cured the man who had an in

He cured the daughter of the wo- firmity thirty-eight years, and had man of Canaan, who was vexed with waited long at the pool, and could a devil : he cured multitudes. With not get in.—John v. 549. seven loaves, and a few little fishes, He restored sight to the man who he fed four thousand men, besides was born blind : he anointed his eyes women and children.—Matt. xv. 22. with clay made of the spittle, and bid 30, 31, 33, 34.

him wash, &c.—John ix. 1-7. He cured the lunatic.—Matt. xvii. He raised Lazarus after he bad 15, 16.

been dead four days.—John xi. 39. He cured two other blind men.- 43, 44. Matt. xx. 30, &c.

He caused Peter and the other He said unto the fig-tree, Let no disciples to cast their net into the fruit grow on thee henceforward for sea; and they took a miraculous ever; and presently the fig-tree wi- number of fishes.—John xxi. 6—8. thered away.—Matt. xxi. 19.

Many wonders and signs were done The graves were opened, and many by the apostles.—Acts ii. 43. xiv. 3. bodies of saints, which slept, arose, Peter raised up the lame man, and went into the holy city.--Matt. whom they laid daily at the temple xxvii. 52–54,

gate.-Acts iži. 2. 6, 7, He cast out the unclean spirit.- Ananias and Sapphira, at the Mark i. 23, &c.

apostle's word, fell down dead, &c. He cured the blind man with spit. And by the hand of the apostles were tle.—Mark viii. 22, 23.

many signs and wonders wrought The miraculous number of fish among the people, &c. insomuch that taken by Peter and his company, they brought sick folks, and them when Christ had commanded them to which were vexed with unclean spi. take their net and cast it into the sea. rits; and they were healed every -Luke v. 1-9.

one.--Acts v. 9, 10. 12. 15, 16. He healed the centurion's servant; Philip did many miracles; cast raised the widow's only son from the out unclean spirits, healed palsies, dead, when they were carrying him and the lame.-Acts viii. 6, 7. to be buried.-Luke vii. 2, &c. Peter healed Æneas of the palsy,

He made the woman straight, who and raised Dorcas from the dead. had by reason of an infirmity, been Acts ix. 34. 40, 41.

Paul cured the cripple at Lystra, 'us, like all the nations, and though wo had been lame from his mother's God was displeased at it, and said, wmb.-Acts xiv, 8–10.

that they had not rejected Samuel, Paul casteth the spirit of divina- but God himself, that he should not tion out of the damsel.--Acts xvi. reign over them; yet he bids Samuel 16-18.

hearken unto them, and make them God wrought special miracles by a king.-1 Sam. viii. 5. 7. 22. the hands of Paul; so that from his Samuel, before Saul came, was told body were brought into the sick, by the Lord of his coming; and that handkerchiefs, or aprons; and the he should be the man whom he should diseases departed from them, and the anoint king. Samuel anoints him evil spirits went out of them.-Acts king accordingly.-1 Sam. ix. x. xix. il, 12.

According to this, afterward, all Paul raised Eutychus from the dead, the people went to Gilgal: and there wben he had fallen down from the they made Saul king before the Lord. window.--Acts xx. 9, 10.

- Sam. xi. 15. Paul healed the father of Publius Samuel said to Saul, When thou of his fever and bloody flux, and wast little in thine own sight, wast others.-Acts xxviii. 8, 9.

thou not made head of the tribes of So great salvation, which at the Israel, and the Lord anointed thee first began to be spoken by the Lord, king over Israel ? &c. Because thou and was confirmed unto us by them hast rejected the word of the Lord, that heard him; God also bearing he hath also rejected thee from being them witness, both with signs and king.--1 Sam. xv. 17. 23. wonders, and with divers miracles, Samuel, by God's special direction, &c.-Heb. ii. 3, 4.

anointed David the son of Jesse to Mighty signs and wonders, by the be king, although Saul was yet live power of the Spirit of God.--Rom. ing: and the Spirit of the Lord dexv. 19,

parted from Saul, and came upon

David. ---] Sam. xvi. 1. 12-14.
CHAP. XLII.

And after Saul's death, the men of

Judah came to Hebron, and there OF THE KINGS OF ISRAEL AND they anointed David king over the

JUDAH: THEIR APPOINTMENT house of Judah: but Abner made

AND ESTABLISHMENT DIVINE. Ishbosheth, the son of Saul, king GIDEON judged Israel; he had seventy over all Israel.—2 Sam. ii. 4.8, 9. sons. Abimelech, one of the sons of After the death of Ishbosheth Gideon by his concubine, by subtilty (being slain), came all the tribes of with the men of Shechem, that it was Israel to David unto Hebron, &c. better one should reign, than all the And all the elders of Israel came to seventy sons, procures money, hires the king to Hebron; and king David vain and light persons, and kills all made a league with them; and they his brethren, except Jotham, the anointed David king over Israel.-youngest, who hid himself. Abime- 2 Sam. v. 1-3. lech, by the men of Shechem, and Adonijah, David's son, being about the house of Millo, made king. After to set up himself, David sets up Soa few years, he was slain by a piece lomon.–1 Kings i. 5, &c. of mill-stone, which a woman threw The Lord said unto Solomon, &c. down upon him: after whom judges Thou hast not kept my covenant, &c. governed a long time, till Samuel.- I will surely rend the kingdom from Judges ix.

thee, and will give it to thy servant, Israel, by the elders, came to Sa. &c. Ahijah the prophet told Jeromuel, and said, Make us a king to judge boam, That God would give ten tribes

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