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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. S6. 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: name, 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 Spi, to the right hand, then I will go rit itself beareth witness with our to the left, Gen. wii. 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 Fa. without partiality, and without hypo-ther unto you, and ye shall be my sons crisy, James iii. 17.

and daughters, saith the Lord AlbWhosoever 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 be. city 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 hath 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 shall 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. Be. eyes for the dead. For thou art an hold, what manner of love the Faholy 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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John xv,

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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 say. pear, 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 him, puri- for my name's sake, because they fieth himself, even as he is pure, 1 know not him that sent me, 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 he doeth God service, Xvi. 2.

that whosoever killeth you will think σύνης, ότι αυτών έστιν η βασιλεία των 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 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 bath 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, 23. But before all these, to this day, 1 Cor. iv. 9—13. We are 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' sake, 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 bim, 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. iii. 12.

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MATT. V. 10-12.

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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 Bay unto you, There is no man that hath | διώξωσι, και είσωσι σάν πονηρόν ρήμα left house, or brethren, or sisters, or

καθ' υμών, ψευδόμενοι, ένεκεν εμού. 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 manner 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 bim, 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 eternal weight of glory, hypocritical mockers in feasts, they 2 Cor. iv. 17. So that we ourselves gnashed 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, aha, 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. 4 ners ! Luke vii. 33, 34. 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, b 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 ουρανούς» ούτω γαρ suffer: behold, the devil shall cast édiw&ar Toùs agoputas toùg gago ipeão.

into prison, that ye

a Rejoice, and be exceeding glud: b for may be tried; and ye shall have tri- great is your reward in heaven : Cfor 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 a 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

Then they


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suffer shame for his name, Acts v. 41. them


shall kill and crucify; and And at midnight Paul and Silas some of them shall ye scourge in your prayed, and sang praises unto God : synagogues, and persecute them from and the prisoners heard them, xvi. 25. city to city: that upon you may come And not only so, but we glory in tri- all the righteous blood shed upon the bulations also, Rom. v. 3. Yea, and earth, from the blood of righteous if I be offered upon the sacrifice and | Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son service of your faith, I joy, and re of Barachias, whom ye slew between joice with you all. For the same the temple and the altar, 34, 35. cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that me, Phil. ii. 17, 18.

Who now re killest the prophets, and stonest them joice in my sufferings for you, and fill which are sent unto thee, how often up that which is behind of the afflic- would I have gathered thy children tions of Christ in my flesh for his together, even as a hen gathereth her body's sake, which is the church, chickens under her wings, and ye Col. i. 24. My brethren, count it all would not ! 57. And Ahab told Jejoy when ye fall into divers tempta- zebel all that Elijah had done, and tions, James i. 2. If ye be reproached withal how he had slain all the profor the name of Christ, happy are ye ; phets with the sword, 1 Kings xix. 1. for the spirit of Glory and of God The children of Israel have forsaken resteth upon you : on their part he is thy covenant, thrown down thine alevil spoken of, but on your part he is tars, and slain thy prophets with the glorified, 1 Pet. iv. 14.

sword ; and I, even i only, am left; b For the Son of man shall come in and they seek my life, to take it the glory of his Father with his an away, 10. Then Asa was wroth with gels; and then he shall reward every the seer, and put him in a prison man according to his works, Matt. house ; for he was in a rage with him xvi. 27. Rejoice ye in that day, and because of this thing, 2 Chron. xvi. 10. leap for joy: for, behold, your reward And they conspired against him (Zeis great in heaven, Luke vi. 23. So chariah), and stoned him with stones that a man shall say, Verily there is a at the commandment of the king in reward for the righteous: verily he the court of the house of the LORD, is a God that judgeth in the earth, xxiv. 21. But they mocked the mesPs. lviii. 11. To him that soweth sengers of God, and despised his righteousness shall be a sure reward, words, and misused his prophets, unProv. xi. 18. Say ye to the righteous, til the wrath of the LORD arose against that it shall be well with him: for they his people, till there was no remedy, shall eat the fruit of their doings, Isa. xxxvi. 16. Nevertheless they were iii

. 10. Knowing that of the Lord ye disobedient, and rebelled against thee, shall receive the reward of the inhe- and cast thy law behind their backs, ritance; for ye serve the Lord Christ, and slew thy prophets which testified Col. iii. 24. Esteeming the reproach against them to turn them to thee, of Christ greater riches than the trea- Neh. ix. 26. In vain have I smitten sures in Egypt: for he had respect your children; they received no corunto the recompence of the reward, rection : your own sword hath deHeb. xi. 26.

voured your prophets, like a destroycAnd when the time of the fruit ing lion, Jer. ii. 30. When Jeremiah drew near, he sent his servants to the had made an end of speaking all that husbandmen, that they might receive the Lord had commanded him to the fruits of it. And the husband- speak unto all the people, that the men took his servants, and beat one, priests and the prophets and all the and killed another, and stoned an- people took him, saying, Thou shalt other. Again, he sent other servants surely die,—and all the people were more than the first: and they did unto gathered against Jeremiah" in the them likewise, Matt, xxi. 34-36. Ye house of the Lord, xxvi. 8, 9. And are the children of them which killed they fetched forth Urijah out of Egypt, the prophets, xxiii. 31. Wherefore, and brought him unto Jehoiakim the behold, I send unto you prophets, and king; who slew him with the sword, wise men, and scribes; and some of. I and cast his dead body into the graves VOL. I.


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of the common people, 23. Woe

VER. 14. unto you! for ye build the sepulchres

Υμείς έστε το φώς του κόσμου· ου δύof the prophets, and your fathers killed them. Truly ye bear witness that ye

ναται πόλις κρυβήναι επάνω όρους κειμένη • allow the deeds of your fathers : for a Ye are the light of the world. A city they indeed killed them, and ye build that is set on an hill cannot be hid. their sepulchres, Luke xi. 47, 48. a The children of this world are in Which of the prophets have not your their generation wiser than the chilfathers persecuted? and they have dren of light, Luke xvi. 8. He (John) slain them which shewed before of

was a burning and a shining light: the coming of the Just One; of whom and ye were willing for a season to ye have been now the betrayers and rejoice in his light, John v. 35. While murderers, Acts vii. 52. The Jews : ye have light, believe in the light, who both killed the Lord Jesus, and that ye may be the children of light, their own prophets, and have perse. xii. 36. And art confident that thou cuted us, 1 Thess. ii. 15. And others thyself art a guide of the blind, å had trial of cruel mockings and scourg- light of them which are in darkness, ings, yea, moreover of bonds and im. Rom. ii. 19. For ye were sometimes prisonment: they were stoned, they darkness, but now are ye light in the were sawn asunder, were tempted, Lord: walk as children of light, Eph. were slain with the sword; they wandered about in sheepskins and goat- harmless, the sons of God, without re

v. 8. That ye may be blameless and skins; being destitute, afflicted, tor- buke, in the midst of a crooked and mented: (Of whom the world was not worthy :) they wandered in de- shine as lights in the world ; holding

perverse nation, among whom ye serts, and in mountains, and in dens forth the word of life, Phil. ii. 15, 16. and caves of the earth,Heb. xi. 36–38. Ye are all the children of light, and VER. 13.

the children of the day: we are not

of the night, nor of darkness, 1 Thess. “Tusic iTE &Aas rũ; rs &ày Tò v. 5. The seven stars are the angels äras reopavon, év tivt år.canoetas; siç of the seven churches, Rev. i. 20. ουδεν ισχύει έτι, ει μη βληθήναι έξω, και καταπατείσθαι υπό των ανθρώπων. .

VER. 15. a Ye are the salt of the earth: but if Ουδέ καίoυσι λύχνον, και τιθέασιν αυτόν the salt have lost hiš savour, wherewith imò tòy pódiov, ánkéni thu duxvlay, sai shull it be salted ? bIt is thenceforth good réptei nãou toñs év zõ oixiç. for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be a Neither do men light a candle, and trodden under foot of men.

put it under a * bushel, but on a can

dlestick ; und it giveth light unto all that a And every oblation of thy meat

are in the house. offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the

A* measure containing about a pint covenant of thy God to be lacking less than a peck. from thy meat offering : with all thine a He said unto them, is a candle offerings thou shalt offer salt, Lev. ii. brought to be put under a bushel, or 13. Have salt in yourselves, and under a bed and not to be set on a have peace one with another, Mark candlestick ? Mark iv. 21. No man, ix. 50. Let your speech be alway when he hath lighted a candle, cowith grace, seasoned with salt, that verethit with a vessel, or putteth it ye may know how ye ought to answer under a bed; but setteth it on a canevery man, Col. iv. 6.

dlestick, that they which enter in may Salt is good : but if the salt have see the light, Luke viii. 16. No man, lost his saltness, wherewith will ye when he bath lighted a candle, putseason it? Mark ix. 50. Salt is good teth it in a secret place, neither under but if the salt have lost his savour, a bushel, but on a candlestick, that wherewith shall it be seasoned? It is they which come in may see the light, neither fit for the land, nor yet for the xi. 33. But the manifestation of the 'dunghill; but men cast it out, Luke Spirit is given to every man to'profit xiy. 34, 35.

withal, 1 Cor. xii, 7.

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