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174 PARAPHRASÉ UPON THE HARD TEXTS OF SCRIPTURE. And, as a sign extraordinarily appointed by God for the miracite lous cure of the diseased, they anointed the sick with oil, in very

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VI. 20 For Herod feared John, &c. For Herod had an awful and reverent conceit of John, knowing that he was a just and holy man.

VII. 5 Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands? See Matt. xv. 2.

VII. 7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. See Matthew xv. 9.

VII. 11 If á man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be propted by me ; &c. See Matthew xv. 5.

VII. 15 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him : &c. See Matthew xv. 11.

VII. 26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation. The woman was a Gentile ; born in those coasts of Tyre and Sidon, which were in Syruphenicia.

VIII. 15 The leaven of the Pharisees. See Matthew xvi. 6.

VIII. 24 I see men as trees, walking. And he looked up, and said, I see a weak confused glimmering, of men walking, which seem to me like unto trees.

VIII. 33 Get thee behind me, Satan : for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men. See Mate thew xvi. 23.

IX. 1 Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come. See Matthew xvi. 28.

IX. 13 Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whata soever they listed, &c. Sce Matthew xi. 14.

IX. 19° 0 faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall &c? See Matthew xvii. 17.

IX. 29 This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting. See Matthew xvii. 21.

IX. 37 Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever receiveth me, receiveth &c. See Matthew xviii. 5.

IX. 39 Forbid him not : for there is no man which shall do a mio racle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. Forbid them not: there is no reason to inhibit them that are well affected to us: if they make use of my Name in ejecting devils, it appears they have an honourable conceit of my power ; at least they cannot open their mouths in disgrace of me, who do improve my Name to miraculous purposes.

IX. 40 For he that is not against us is on our part. Neither is it for you to set yourselves against them, that inake no opposition to us : for, of those that are lookers on, such as make no head against us, do in a sort make for us, in that they oppose us not. It is not to be expected, that all should follow our train : in this common hostility of the world, those, that do not attend us, yet, if they side not against us, are worthy to be favourably entertained. - IX. 42 And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone &c. See Matthew xviii, 6.

IX. 43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into lifë muimed, than having two hands to &c. See Matthew v. 29, 30.

IX. 49 For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. That ye may avoid that unquenchable and eternal fire, see and provide carefully that ye may be seasoned with the fire and salt of God's Spirit: for, as no sacrifice of the law is accepted of God, unless it be first seasoned with salt, and so pass the fire; so no soul can hope to be graciously received of him, which is not wrought upon by the wholesome acrimony of due mortification,

IX. 50 Salt is good : but if the salt have lost his saltness, where. with will ye season it ? See Matthew v. 13. - IX. Ibid. Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another, 'Have in yourselves the true seasoning of faith, of wisdom, and of all holy graces, which may make you savoury unto God; and have peace outwardly with others. .

X. 5, 6 For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this pre. cept. But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. See Matthew xix. 8.

X. 14 Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid then not : for of such is the kingdom of God. See Matthew xix. 14. - X. 18 Why callest thou me good ? there is none good but one, that is, God." See Matthew xix. 17.

X. 21 One thing thou lackest : go thy way, sell whatsoever thout hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have ireasure in heaven : &c. See Matthew xix. 21.

X. 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. See Mató thew xix. 24.

X. 29 There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or &c. See Matt. xix. 29.

X. 31 But many that are first shall be last ; and the last first. See Matthew xix, 30. · X. 37 Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory. See Matthew xx. 21.

X. 38 Ye know not what ye ask : can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptised with the baptism that I am baptized with? See Matthew xx, 22.

X. 40 But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give ; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared. See Matthew xx. 23.

X. 42 Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. See Matthew xx. 25.

XI. 9, 10 Hosanna ; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord : Blessed be &c. See Matthew xxi. 9.

XI. 13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon &c. See Matthew xxi. 19.

XI. 15, 17 And Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that &c. See Matthew xxi. 12, 13.

XI. 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast &c. See Matthew xxi. 21.

XI. 29, 30 I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer me. See Matthew xxi. 24, 25.

XII. 1 A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built &c. See Isaiah v. 1. and Matthew xxi. 33.

XII. 10 And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner ? See Matthew xxi. 42.

XII. 13, 14, 15 And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words. And when they were come, they say, &c. Shall we give, or shall we not give ? &c. See Matthew xxii. 15—22.

XII. 24 Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? See Matthew xxii. 29.

XII. 25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage ; &c. See Matthew xxii. 30.

XII. 26, 27 I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living. See Matthew xxi. 32.

XII. 33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. And to love that God with all the heart ; and to have all the powers and faculties of the soul, even the understanding and will and affections, given up unto him and to his sincere service; and, for bis sake, to love a man's neighbour truly and unfeignedly, as himself; this is more acceptable to God, than all the legal sacrifices and burnt offerings in the world.

XII. 35 How say the scribes that Christ is the son of David ? See Matthew xxii, 42, 43.

XIII. 4 Tell us, when shall these things be ? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled ? See Matt. xxiv. 3.

XIII. 6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ ; and shall deceive many. See Matthew xxiv. 5.

XIII, 10 And the gospel must first be published among all na. tions, See Matthew xxiv. 14.

XIII. 14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel &c. See Matthew xxiv. 15.

XII. 15. And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, &c. See Matthew xxiv. 17.

XHI. 17 But woe to then that are with child, &c. See Matthew xxiv. 19.

XIII. 18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter. See Matthew xxiv. 20.

XIII. 20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh &c. See Matthew xxiv. 22.

XIII. 22 If it were possible, even the elect. See Matt. xxiv. 24.

XIII. 24 The sun shalt be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light. See Matthew xxiv. 29.

XIII. 27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect &c. See Matthew xxiv. 31.

XIII. 32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. But, howsoever I have given you many presages and certain foretokens of that great day; yet, the particular time and hour thereof is so reserved in the secret counsel of God the Father, as that the blessed angels of heaven know it not : no, the very Son of Man, as he is Man, hath it not disclosed unto him.

XIV. 4 And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why wus this waste of the ointment made? See Matthew xxvi. 8, 9.

XIV. 8 She hath done what she could : she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying. See Matthew xxvi. 12.

XIV. 13 Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water : follow him. See Matthew xxvi. 18.

XIV. 18, 20 Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me. And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish. See Matthew xxvi. 21, 23.

XIV. 22 Take, eat : this is my body. See Matthew xxvi. 26."

XIV. 24 This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. See Matthew xxvi. 28.

XIV. 25 Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God. See Matthew xxvi. 29.

XIV. 27 AU ye shall be offended because of me this night : for it is written, &c. See Matthew xxvi. 31.

XIV. 28 But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee. See Matthew xxvi. 32.


XIV. 36 And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me : nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt. O Father, I know all things are possible to thine absolute and Almighty power : when I consult with human infirmity, I could incline to wish the removal of this bitter passion ; but those weak volitions are not now for me: I do and shall willingly submit my human will, to thy divine will and pleasure,

XIV. 38 The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. See Matthew xxvi. 41..

XIV. 41 Sleep on now, and take your rest : it is enough, the hour is come; &c. See Matthew xxvi. 45.

XIV. 47 And one of them that stood by drew a sword, and smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear. See Matt. xxvi. 51.

XIV. 58 We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, &c. See Matthew xxvi. 61.

XIV. 62 And ye shall see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. See Matthew xxvi. 64.

XV. 6 Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired. See Matthew xxvii. 15.

XV. 17, 18 And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head, &c. See Matthew xxvii. 28, 29.

XV. 23 And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh : but he received it not. See Matthew xxvii. 34.

XV. 25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified him. Dividing the day into four quarters, three hours to each quarter, it was in the third of them, wherein they crucified him.

XV. 33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over &c. See Matthew xxvij. 45.

XV. 39 And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God. See Matthew xxvii. 54. .

XVI. 2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came &c. See Matthew xxviii. 1.

XVI. 17, 18 And these signs shall follow them that believe ; In my name shall &c. They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it &c. And during this infancy of my Church, and this first plantation of my Gospel, these miraculous signs shall be done by them that believe in me : in my Name, &c.

THE GOSPEL OF ST. LUKE. I. 3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order.

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