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MATT. XXII. 5--7.

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their ways, bone to his farm, another today that Lot went out of Sodom it his merchandise.

rained fire and brimstone from heaa Then Jacob gave Esau bread and ven, and destoyed them all. Even pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and thus shall it be in the day when the drink, and rose up, and went his way: Son of man is revealed. In that day, thus Esau despised his birthright, he which shall be upon the housetop, Gen., xxv. 34. Yea, they despised and his stuff in the house, let him not the pleasant land, they believed not come down to take it away: and he his word : But murmured in their tents, that is in the field, let him likewise and hearkened not unto the voice of not return back. Remember Lot's the LORD, Psal cvi. 24, 25. The fear wife, xvii. 26–32. For to be car. of the Lord is the beginning of know- nally minded is death; but to be ledge: but fools despise wisdom and spiritually minded is life and peace, instruction, Prov. i. 7. Others mock- Rom. viii, 6. But they that will ing said, These men are full of new be rich fall into temptation and wine, Acts ii. 13. Or despisest thou a snare, and into many foolish and the riches of his goodness and forbear- hurtful lusts, which drown men in deance and longsuffering; not knowing struction and perdition. For the love that the goodness of God leadeth thee of money is the root of all evil : which to repentance? Rom. ii. 4. How shall while some have coveted after, they we escape if we neglect so great sal- have erred from the faith, and pierced vation; which at first began to be themselves through with many sorspoken by the Lord, and was con rows, 1 Tim. vi.9, 10. Traitors, heady, firmed unto us by them that heard highminded, lovers of pleasures more him, Heb. ii. S.

than lovers of God, 2 Tim. iii. 4. bHe also that received seed among love not the world, neither the things the thorns is he that heareth the word; that are in the world. If any man and the cares of this world, and the love the world, the love of the Father deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, is not in him. For all that is in the and he becometh unfruitful, Matt. world, the lust of the flesh, and the xiii. 22. For as in the days that lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, were before the flood they were eat is not of the Father, but of the world, ing and drinking, marrying and giv- 1 John ii. 15, 16. ing in marriage, unto the day that

VER. 6. Noe entered into the ark, And knew Οι δε λοιποί, κρατήσαντες τους δούλους not until the food came, and took | αυτού έβρισαν, και απέκτειναν. them all away; so shall also the And a the remnant took his servants, coming of the Son of man be, xxiv. and entreated them spitefully, and slew 38, 39. And they all with one con. them. sent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece

a See on chap. xxi. ver. 35.

VER. 7. of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.

'Ακούσας δε ο βασιλεύς, ώργίσθη και And another said, I have bought ive πέμψας τα στρατεύματα αυτού, απώλεσε yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them :

τους φονείς εκείνους, και την πόλιν αυτών 1

thee have me excused. And ivéspnoe. another said, I have married a wife,

But when the king heard thereof, a he and therefore I cannot come, Luke was wroth: and he sent forth b his ar xiv. 18—20. And as it was in the mies, and destroyed those murderer's, days of Noe, so shall it be also in and burned up their city. the days of the Son of man. They did a See on chap. xxi. ver. 41. clause 1. eat, they drank, they married wives, b The LORD shall bring a nation they were given in marriage, until the against thee from far, from the end day that Noe entered into the ark, of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; and the food came, and destroyed a nation whose tongue thou shalt not them all. Likewise also as it was in understand, Deut. xxviii. 49. O Asthe days of Lot; they did eat, they syrian, the rod of mine anger, and the drank, they bought, they sold, they staff in their hand is mine indignation. planted, they builded; But the same I will send him against an hypocriti


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MATT. XXII. 7-9.

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cal nation, and against the people of And into whatsoever city or town my wrath will I give him a charge, ye shall enter, inquire who in it is to take the spoil, and to take the worthy; and there abide till ye go prey, and to tread them down like thence. And when ye come into an the mire of the streets. Howbeit he house, salute it. And if the house be meaneth not so, neither doth his heart worthy, let your peace come upon it: think so; but it is in his heart to de- but if it be not worthy, let your peace stroy and cut off nations not a few, return to you, Matt. x. 11–13. He Isa. x. 5—7. Lift ye up a banner that loveth father or mother more upon the high mountain, exalt the than me is not worthy of me: and he voice unto them, shake the hand, that that loveth son or daughter more than they may go into the gates of the nobles. me is not worthy of me. And he that I have commanded my sanctified taketh not his cross, and followeth ones, I have also called my mighty after me, is not worthy of me, 37, ones for mine anger, even them that 38. But they which shall be acrejoice in my highness. The noise of counted worthy to obtain that world, a multitude in the mountains, like as and the resurrection from the dead, of a great people ; a tumultuous noise neither marry, nor are given in marof the kingdoms of nations gathered riage, Luke xx. 35. Watch ye theretogether : the LORD of hosts muster-fore, and pray always, that ye may eth the host of the battle. They come be accounted worthy to escape all from a far country, from the end of these things that shall come to pass, heaven, eren the LORD, and the wea- and to stand before the Son of man, pons of his indignation, to destroy the xxi. 36. Then Paul and Barnabas whole land, xiii. 2–5. Thou art my waxed bold, and said, It was necesbattle-ax and weapons of war: for sary that the word of God should first with thee will I break in pieces the have been spoken to you: but seeing nations, and with thee will I destroy ye put it from you, and judge yourselves kingdoms ; And with thee will I break unworthy of everlasting life, lo, wetum in pieces the horse and the rider; and to the Gentiles, Acts xiii. 46. Which with thee will I break in pieces the is a manifest token of the righteous chariot and his rider; With thee also judgment of God, that ye may be will I break in pieces man and woman; counted worthy of the kingdom of and with thee will I break in pieces God, for which ye also suffer, 2 Thess. old and young ; and with thee will I i. 5. break in pieces the young man and

VER. 9. the maid ; I will also break in pieces

Πορεύεσθε ούν επί τας διεξόδους των οδών, , with thee the shepherd and his lock; και όσους αν εύρητι, καλέσατε εις τους γάand with thee will I break in pieces

μους. the husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with thee will I break in pieces

Go a ye therefore into the highways, captains and rulers, Jer. li. 20—23. and as many as ye shall find, bid to the But those mine enemies, which would marriage. not that I should reign over them, a Wisdom crieth without; she ut. bring hither, and slay them before me, tereth her voice in the streets : She Luke xix. 27.

crieth in the chief place of concourse, VER. 8.

in the openings of the gates : in the Tóre réget tois doúhoc aútí. jèn city she uttereth her words, suying, γάμος έτοιμός έστιν, οι δε κεκλημένοι ούκ / How long ye simple ones, will ye love ήσαν άξιοι.

simplicity and the scorners delight Then saith he to his servants, a The in their scorning, and fools hate knowwedding is ready, b but they which were ledge ? Turn ye at my reproof, bebidden were not worthy.

hold, I will pour out my Spirit unto a Again, he sent forth other servants, you, I will make known my words saying, Tell them which are bidden, unto you, Prov. i. 20—23. Doth not Behold, I have prepared my dinner: wisdom cry? and understanding put my oxen and my fatlings are killed, forth her voice? She standeth in the and all things are ready: come unto top of high places, by the way in the the marriage, ver. 4.

places of the paths. She crieth at VOL. I.


with guests.

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MATT. XXIl. 9, 10.

A. D. 33. the gates, at the entry of the city, at set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, the coming in at the doors. Unto you, that thou shouldest be for salvation O men, I call; and my voice is to the unto the ends of the earth, Acts riü. sons of man, viii. 1—4. Whoso is 47. Unto me, who am less than the simple, let him turn in hither: as for least of all saints, is this grace given, him that wanteth understanding, she that I should preach among the Gensaith to him, Come, eat of my bread, tiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and drink of the wine which I have Eph. iii. 8. And the Spirit and the mingled. Forsake the foolish, and bride say, Come. And let him that live; and go in the way of understand- heareth say, Come. And let him ing, ix. 4-6. Ho, every one that that is athirst come. And whosoever thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and will, let him take the water of life he that hath no money; come ye, buy, freely, Rev. xxii. 17. and eat; yea, come, buy wine and

VER. 10. milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that οδούς, συνήγαγον πάντας όσους εύρον, πο

Και εξελθόντες οι δούλοι εκείνοι εις τας which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken νηρούς τε και αγαθούς και επλήσθη ο γάdiligently unto me, and eat that

μος ανακειμένων. .

ye which is good, and let your soul de

So those servants went out into the light itself in fatness. `Incline your highways, and gathered together all as ear, and come unto me: hear, and many as they found, a both bad and your soul shall live ; and I will make good: band the wedding was furnished an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David, Isa. lv. a See on chap. xii. ver. 47. clause 2. 1-3. Seek ye the Lord while he b And while they went to buy, the may be found, call ye upon him while bridegroom came; and they that were he is near: Let the wicked forsake ready went in with him to the marhis way, and the unrighteous man his riage : and the door was shut, Matt. thoughts : and let him return unto XXV, 10.

And they sung a new song, the LORD, and he will have mercy saying, Thou art worthy to take the upon him; and to our God, for he will book, and to open the seals thereof: abundantly pardon,6,7. And he said for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed unto them, Go ye into all the world, us to God by thy blood out of every and preach the Gospel to every crea- kindred, and tongue, and people, and ture. He that believeth and is bap- nation, Rev. v. 9. After this I betized shall be saved ; but he that be held, and, lo, a great multitude, which lieveth not shall be damned, Mark xvi. no man could number, of all nations, 15, 16. So that servant came, and and kindreds, and people, and tongues, shewed his lord these things. Then stood before the throne, and before the master of the house being angry the Lamb, clothed with white robes, said to his servant, Go out quickly and palms in their hands, vii. 9. And into the streets and lanes of the city, | I heard as it were the voice of a great and bring in hither the poor, and the multitude, and as the voice of many maimed, and the halt, and the blind. waters, and as the voice of mighty And the servant said, Lord, it is done thunderings, saying, Alleluia : for the as thou hast commanded, and yet Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let there is room. And the lord said us be glad and rejoice, and give honour unto the servant, Go out into the high- to him : for the marriage of the Lamb ways and hedges, and compel them is come, and his wife hath made herto come in, that my house may be self ready. And to her was granted filled. For I say unto you, That none that she should be arrayed in fine of those men which were bidden shall linen, clean and white : for the fine taste of my supper, Luke xiv. 21–24. linen is the righteousness of saints. And that repentance and remission And he saith unto me, Write, Blessof sins should be preached in his name ed are they which are called unto the among all nations, beginning at Jeru marriage supper of the Lamb. And salem, xxiv. 47. For so bath the be saith unto me, These are the true Lord commanded us, saying, I have sayings of God, xix. 6-9.

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MATT. XXI. 11.

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VER. 11.

that follow her shall be brought unto Eigendày dà Basiliùs sekrecbas tous thee, Psal. xlv. 13,14. Awake, awake; aransipe évous, eldev ixsĩ äv0qwtoy oix ivde- put on thy strength, O Zion; put on δυμένον ένδυμα γάμου

thy beautiful garments, 0 Jerusalem,

the holy city : for henceforth there And a when the king came in to see the shall no more come into thee the unguests, he saw there a man which had circumcised and the unclean, Isa. lii. not on ba wedding garment :

1. To appoint unto them that mourn a Whose fan is in his hand, and he in Zion, to give unto them beauty for will throughly purge his floor, and ga- ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the ther his wheat into the garner ; but garment of praise for the spirit of he will burn up the chaff with un- heaviness; that they might be called quenchable fire, Matt. iii. 12. Let trees of righteousness, the planting of both grow together until the harvest: the LORD, that he might be glorified, and in the time of harvest I will say Ixi. 3. I will greatly rejoice in the to the reapers, Gather ye together Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my first the tares, and bind them in bun- God; for he bath clothed me with dles to burn them : but gather the the garments of salvation, he hath wheat into my barn, xiii. 30. When covered me with the robe of righteousthe Son of man shall come in his glory, ness, as a bridegroom decketh himself and all the holy angels with him, then with ornaments, and as a bride adornshall he sit upon the throne of his eth herself with her jewels, 10. But glory : And before him shall be we are all as an unclean thing, and all gathered all nations: and he shall our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; separate them one from another, as a and we all do fade as a leaf; and our shepherd divideth his sheep from the iniquities, like the wind, have taken goats, xxv. 31, 32. Therefore judge us away, lxiv. 6. Now Joshua was nothing before the time, until the clothed with filthy garments, and stood Lord come, who both will bring to before the angel. And he answered light the hidden things of darkness, and spake unto those that stood beand will make manifest the counsels fore him, saying, Take away the filthy of the hearts : and then shall every garments from him. And unto him man have praise of God, 1 Cor. iv. 5. he said, Behold, I have caused thine For the word of God is quick, and iniquities to pass from thee, and I will powerful, and sharper than any two-clothe thee with change of raiment, edged sword, piercing even to the Zech. iii. 3, 4. But the father said dividing asunder of soul and spirit, to his servants, Bring forth the best and of the joints and marrow, and is robe, and put it on him; and put a a discerner of the thoughts and in- ring on his hand, and shoes on his tents of the heart. Neither is there feet, Luke xv. 22. Even the righteany creature that is not manifest in ousness of God which is by faith of his sight: for all things are naked Jesus Christ unto all and upon all and open unto the eyes of him with them that believe: for there is no difwhom we have to do, Heb. iv. 12, 13. ference: Rom. iii. 22. But put ye And I will kill her children with on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make death; and all the churches shall not provision for the flesh, to fulknow that I am he which searcheth fil the lusts thereof, xiii. 14. For as the reins and hearts: and I will give many of you as have been baptized unto every one of you according to into Chriet, have put on Christ, Gal. your works, Rev. ii. 23.

iii. 27. And that ye put on the And he said unto him that was new man, which after God is created over the vestry, Bring forth vestments in righteousness and true holiness, for all the worshippers of Baal. And Eph. iv. 24. And have put on the he brought them forth vestments, new man, which is renewed in kuow2 Kings x. 22. The king's daughter ledge after the image of him that creis all glorious within : her clothing is ated him: Where there is neither of wrought gold. She shall be brought Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor ununto the king in raiment of needle circumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, work : the virgins her companions bond nor free: but Curist is all, and

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MATT. XXII. 11--13.

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in all, Col. iii. 10, 11. Thou hast a few bath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her names even in Sardis which have not mouth, Job v. 16. The righteous defiled their garments; and they shall shall see it, and rejoice : and all inwalk with me in white : for they are iquity shall stop her mouth, Psal. crii. worthy. He thatovercometh, the same 42. How canst thou say, I am not shall be clothed in white raiment; polluted, I have not gone after Baalim? and I will not blot out his name out of see thy way in the valley, know what the book of life, but I will confess his thou hast done : thou art a swift droname before my father, and before his medary traversing her ways, Jer. ü. angels, Rev. iii. 4,5. I counsel thee to 23. Now we know that what things buy of me gold tried in the fire, that soever the law saith, it saith to them thou mayest be rich; and white raiwho are under the law: that every ment, that thou mayest be clothed, mouth may be stopped, and all the and that the shame of thy nakedness world may become guilty before God, do not appear; and anoint thine eyes Rom. iii. 19. Knowing that he that is with eye-salve, that thou mayest see, such is subverted, and sinneth, being 18. Behold, I come as a thief. Bless. condemned of himself, Tit. iii. 11. ed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and

VER. 13. they see his shame, xvi. 15. And to Τότε είπεν ο βασιλεύς τους διακόνους: Δήher was granted that she should be σαντες αυτού πόδας και χείρας, άρατε αυarrayed in fine linen, clean and white: τον, και εκβάλετε εις το σκότος το εξώτεfor the fine linen is the righteousness ρον· εκεί έσται ο κλαυθμός και ο βρυγμός of saints, xix. 8.

των οδόντων. . VER. 12.

Then said the king to the servants, Και λέγει αυτώ: “Εταίρε, πώς εισήλθες eBind him hand and foot, and take him de rein ixe wr Evdujia yapon ; o dà i spektno uway, band cast him, into outer dark

And he saith unto him, Friend, a how ness; there shall be weeping and gnashcamest thou in hither not having a weding of teeth. ding garment ? bAnd he was speechless. a Or else how can one enter into a

a For I say unto you, That except strong man's house,and spoil his goods, your righteousness shall exceed the except he first bind the strong man? righteousness of the Scribes and Pha- and then he will spoil his house, Matt. risees, ye shall in no case enter into xii. 29. Let both grow together until the kingdom of heaven, Matt. v. 20. the harvest: and in the time of harBut Peter said unto him, Thy money vest I will say to the reapers, Gather perish with thee, because thou hast ye together first the tares, and bind thought that the gift of God may be them in bundles to burn them : but purchased with money. Thou hast gather the wheat into my bam, xiii. neither part nor lot in this matter: 30. And he commanded the most for thy heart is not right in the sight mighty men that were in his army to of God. Repent therefore of this thy bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed. wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps nego, and to cast them into the burnthe thought of thine heart may be for ing fiery furnace, Dan. iii. 20. Verily, given thee. For I perceive that thou verily, 'I say unto thee, When thou art in the gall of hittemess, and in wast young,

thou girdedst thyself, and the bond of iniquity, Acts viii. 20—23. walkedst whither thou wouldest : but Therefore judge nothing before the when thou shalt be old, thou shalt time, until the Lord come, who both stretch forth thy hands, and another will bring to light the hidden things shall gird thee, and carry thee whither of darkness, and will make manifest thou wouldest not, John xxi. 18. And the counsels of the hearts: and then when he was come unto us, he took shall every man have praise of God, Paul's girdle, and bound his own 1 Cor. iv. 5.

hands and feet, and said, Thus saith He will keep the feet of his saints, the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at and the wicked shall be silent in dark Jerusalem bind the man that owneth ness ; for by strength shall no man this girdle, and shall deliver him into prevail, 1 Sam. ii. 9. So the poor the hands of the Gentiles, Acts exi. 11.

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