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OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

If ye

say unto

23 for the body, what ye shall put on. The life is more than 24 meat, and the body is more than raiment. Consider the

ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have

storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth "them: How much 25 more are ye better than the fowls ? And which of

you

with 26 taking thought can add to his stature one cubit ?

then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye 27 thought for the rest ?

Consider the lilies, how they grow; they toil not, they spin not; and yet I

you,

that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to-day in the field,

and to-morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will 29 he clothe

you,

O
ye
of little faith ?

And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubt30 ful mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after : and

your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. 31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these 32 things shall be added unto you. Fear not, little flock; for

it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags

which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth

not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 35 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; 36 and ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord,

when he will return from the wedding ; that when he

cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. 37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh

shall find watching : verily I say unto you, that he shall

gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will 38 come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the

second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, 39 blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the

goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his

seedeth. Job xxxviii. 41. Ps. cxlv. 16; cxlvii. 9. glory. 1 Ki. 1. 4-7. grass. Ja. i. 10, 1. little. Mt. viii. 26; xiv. 31. after. Mt. vi. 32. need. Ps. xxiii. 1 ; xxvii. 3. Ph. iv.19. 1 Pe. v. 7. rather. 1 Ki. iii. 9-13. Ps. xxxvii. 25. Mt. vi. 33. Aock. Ps. cvii. 41. Is. xl. 11. Je. xxiii. 2, 3. Eze.

xxxiv.31. Jno.x. 3,14-6. Ac. xx. 28,9. 1 Pe. v. 2. to give. Da. vii. 22. Mt. xi. 25, 6; xxv. 34. Jno.

xiv. 2, 3. 1 Co. vi. 2. He. xii. 28. Ja. ii. 5. 1 Pe. Sell, Mt. xix. 21. Ac. ii. 45 ; iv. 34. [i. 3, 4.

treasure. Hag. i. 5, 6. Mt. vi. 20. 1 Ti. vi. 17-9.
loins. Ex. xii. 11. Is. xi. 6. Ep. vi. 14. 1 Pe. i. 13.
lights. Mt. xxv. l-10. Ph. ii. 15. Ja. i. 17.
wait. Ps. xxxiii. 20. Is. xxxiij. 2; Ixiv. 4. Da.

xii. 12. Mt. xxiv. 42-4._ (Mk. xiii. 34-7.) 1 Co.

i. 7. Tit. ii. 13. Ja. v. 7, 8. 2 Pe. i. 13-5. Blessed. Mt. xxiv. 46, 7. Ph. i. 21. 1 Th. iv. 17. gird. Mt. xx. 28. Jno. xiii. 4,5. (Re. xiv. 3,4,13. sit down. Ps. xxiii. 2, 5, 6. lo. xxv. 6; Ixii. 5. Mi.

xix. 28. Jno. xli. 26. Re. iii. 21; vii. 17.

ye

ON CHRIST'S MINISTERS.

123 house to be broken through. Be

ye

therefore ready also : 40 for the Son of man cometh at an hour when think not.

Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this 41 parable unto us, or even to all ? And the Lord said, Who 42 then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his 43 lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Of a truth I

say

44 unto

you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth 45 his coming; and shall begin to beat the men-servants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; the 46 lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. And that servant, which knew his lord's will, 47 and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, 48 and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if 49 it be already kindled ? But I have a baptism to be bap- 50 tized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished ! Suppose ye

that I am come to give peace on earth ? I tell 51 you, Nay; but rather division : for from henceforth there 52 shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, 53 and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the motherin-law against her daughter-in-law, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.

And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise 54 out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is. And when ye see the south wind blow, ye 55 say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass. Ye hypo- 56

Teady. Mt. xxiv. 43, 4; xxv. 13. Mk. xiii. 33.

i Th. v. 2, 3. 2 Pe. iii. 12. Re. iii. 2, 3; xvi. 15. steward. i'Co. iv. 1, 2. Tit. 1.7. i Pe. iv. 10. portion. Is. 1. 4. Je. xxiii. 4. Ac. xx. 28. 1 Co.

iii. 2. 2 Ti. ii. 15; iv. 2. 1 Jno. ii. 12, 3. ruler. Lu. xix. 17, 9; xxii. 28-30. Re. ii. 26, 7. say. Eze. xii. 22-8. 2 Pe. ii. 1-3; iii. 3, 4. begin. ls. lvi. 10-3. Eze. xxxiv. 2-6,10, 8, 9. Ac. . IX, 29, 30. Jude 4, 8-14, 16-9. Re. xvii. 5, 6.

will cut. Ps. xxxvii. 9. I Co. xvi. 22. Re. xxi. &
knew. Nu. xv. 30. Jno. ix. 41; xv. 22. Ja. iv. 17.
But he, Le. v. 17. Ac. xvii. 30. 1 Ti. i. 13.
of him. Eze. iii. 18-21. Lu.xix. 23. 1 Co. ix. 16.
baptisın. Ps. Ixix. 2. Mt. xii. 40; xx. 22; xxvi.38.
straitened. Lu. xxii. 44. Jno. xii. 27. He. xii. 2,3.
till. Lu. xxiv. 26. Jno. xix. 30. He. i. 3.
division, Mi. vii. 5, 6. Mt. x. 21, 2, 34, 5. Jno.vii.
When. Is. i. 3. Je, viii, 7. Mt. xvi. 2, 3. (41-3.

On the last

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OF THE GALILÆANS. crites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; 57 but how is it that ye do not discern this time? Yea, and

why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right? 58 When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate,

as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him ; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the

judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee 59 into prison. I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till

thou hast paid the very last mite. Section 64.4(170) At the same time Jesus is told of the fate of the Galilæans,

whose blood Pilate' had mingled with their sacrifices : by whose example, and also by the parable of the fig-tree, planted in a vineyard, he warns the survivors to repent, or they likewise should perish. - LUKE xiii. 1-9. 1 There were present at that season some that No. 170. told him of the Galilæans,* whose blood Pilate

circuit of 2 had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus Galilee.

answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilæans

were sinners above all the Galilæans, because they suffered 3 such things? I tell you, Nay: but except ye repent, ye 4 shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, upon whom

the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they 5 were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem ? I tell

you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. 6 He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig-tree

planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit 7 thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser

of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking

fruit on this fig-tree, and find none: cut it down; why cum8 bereth it the ground? And he answering, said unto him,

Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and 9 dung it: and it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after

that thou shalt cut it down. SECTION 65.-(171) On the sabbath-day, Jesus heals a woman who had a spirit of

infirmity eighteen years, and justifies the act against the ruler of the synagogue. (172) Jesus repeats the parable of the grain of mustard-seed, and also that of the leaven, before delivered." LUKE xiii. 10-21. 10 And he was teaching in one of the syna- No. 171.

Lu. xiii. 10-17. 11 gogues on the sabbath.

And, behold, there

Last circuit was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity of Galilec. goest. Pr. xxv. 8. See 'Agree,' &c. p. 34.

perish. Pr. xxix. 1. Mt. xii. 45; xxi. 41, 3, 4. Galilaans. Probably followers of Judas Gaulonitis, who opposed paying tribute to Cæsar, vineyard. Is. v. 2. Je. il. 21. Mt. xxi. 33-9. and submitting to the Roman government. cumbereth. Ex. xxxii. 9, 10. Mt. iii. 10. Jno.xv... While a party were offering worship at one of let it. Ex. xxxiv. 9. Nu. xiv. 15-20. Je. xiv. 7-9. the great feasts in Jerusalem, Pilate treacherously sent a party of soldiers, who slew them, after. Ezr. ix. 14. Is. lxv. 12. Je. xxxv. 17. Zec. and mingled their blood with their sacrifices.

(6, 21. See repent,' p. 15. on the sab. Mk. vi. 2. Lu. iv. 16, 31. Ac. xvii. 2. repent. 1 Ki. viii. 47--53. Je. xviii. 7, 8. Re. ii. spirit of infr. Jno. v. 5. (See sabbath,' p. 44.

Lu. xix. 41-4.

Joel ii. 17. 1 Ti. ii. 5. 2 Pe. iii. 9.

vii. 11-4. 1 Th. ij. 15, 6. He. vi. 8.

See Ac. v. 37.

JESUS JOURNEYS TOWARD JERUSALEM.

125 eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called 12 her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.

And he laid his hands on her: and im- 13 mediately she was made straight, and glorified God.

And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indigna- 14 tion, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath-day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath-day. The Lord then answered 15 him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering ? And ought not this woman, 16 being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath-day? And when he had said these things, all his 17 adversaries were ashamed : and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.

Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of 18 Lu, xiii. 18-21. God like ? and whereunto shall I resemble it?

of Galilee. It is like a grain of mustard-seed, which a man 19 took, and cast into his garden ; and it grew, and waxed a great tree ; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.

And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the 20 kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which a woman took 21 and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

No. 172.

Last circuit

No. 173.

Section 66.-(173) Jesus returns answer to the question," Lord, are there few that

be saved ?"-(174) Jesus' answer, when he was warned by certain of the Pharisees to depart out of the territories of Herod. LUKE xiii, 22–35.

And he went through the cities and villages, 22 Lu. xiii. 22-30.

Last circuito teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.

of Galilee. Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few 23 that be saved ? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in 24 at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. When once the master 25

laid. Mt. ix. 18. See lay thy,' p. 68. [p. 42. rejoiced. Lu. vil. 16; xix. 6. 'glorified,' p. 28. glorified. Lu. v. 25. See p. 28, and glorifying,' grew. Ps. Ixxii. 16. 18. liv. 1–3. Da. ii. 34-45. six. Ex. xx. 9; xxxi. 15. See sabbath. p. 44. lodged. See p. 61. leaven, fc. ib. [xv. 8. hypocrite. Job xxxiv. 30. Pr.xi. 9. Is. xxix. 20. through. Mt. x. 5, 6; xv. 24. Ac. iii, 25, 6. Ro. Mt. .5; xii. 11; xv. 7, 14; xxiii. 13–33. Lu. said De. xxix. 29. I Co. xiii. 12. Col. ii.18 vi. 42; xii. l.

Ac. viii. 20--3; xiii. 9, 10. Ja. few. 1 Ki. xix. 14, 8. Ro. xi. 25, 6. Re. vii. 9. iii, 17. See hypocrite,' p. 51.

strait. Jno. vi. 27. He. iv. 11. Scc p. 38. Satan. Job ii. 7.1 Co. v.5. 2 Co. xii. 7. will seek. Mt. xx. 16. Jno. viii. 21. Ro. ix. 31-3. ashamed. Is. xlv. 24. Mt. xxii. 46. 1 Pe. iii. 16. When, $c. Mt. xxv. 10-2. He. iii. 8,18,9; xii. 17.

No. 174.
Lu, xiii. 31-35.

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THE DROPSICAL MAN. of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying,

Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say 26 unto you, I know you not whence ye are:

then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and 27 thou hast taught in our streets. But he shall say, I tell

you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye 28 workers of iniquity. There shall be weeping and gnash

ing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and

Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and 29 you yourselves thrust out. And they shall come from the

east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the 30 south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. And,

behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are

first which shall be last. 31 The same day there came certain of the

Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out and 32 depart hence: for Herod will kill thee. And of Galilee.

he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast

out devils, and I do cures to-day and to-morrow, and the 33 third day I shall be perfected. Nevertheless I must walk

to-day, and to-morrow, and the day following: for it cannot 34 be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem. O Jerusalem,

Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy

children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under 35 her wings, and ye would not !

Behold, your

house is left unto you desolate : and verily I

say

Ye shall not see me, until the time come when

ye
shall
say,

Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. Section 67:-(175) Jesus, on the sabbath-day, heals a man who was dropsical-(176)

After this, he addresses such moral instructions as the occasion suggested: and in answer to one of the guests, he delivers a parable relating to the mysteries of the kingdom177) Jesus warns the multitudes what ras necessary to become his disciples. LUKE'xiv. 1 And it came to pass, as he went into the

house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread Luke xiv. 1.6.

on the sabbath-day, that they watched him. of Galilee. then. See Not,' p. 39, and say,' ib.

unto you,

No. 175.

he shall. Ps. i. 6.° Pr. i. 24—31. Mt. xxv. 12, 41. weeping. Mt. viii. 11,2. Re. xxii, 15. See But,' p. 53, and furnace,' p. 63.

[p. 53. come. 18. xlili. 6. Re.v.9; vil. 9–17. Seemany,' first. Je.iii.12; xxxi. 7-9. Ho.i.10. Ac. xiii. 46-8 last. Mt. xxi. 28-32, 43; xxii. 9–14. Mk. x. 31.

Ro. xi. 11, 2. Ga. v. 7. He. iv. 2. depart. Ne. vi. 10, 1. Ps. xl. 1, 2. Am. vii. 12, 3. cast out d. Mk. iii. 11. See 'cast,' p. 32. Cures. Mt. ix. 2-6. (Lu. vii. 17-23.) Jno.v.8. perfected. Jno. iv. 34, xvii. 4, 6. He is.10; v. 9.

perish. 2 Ki. xxi. 16. Is. i. 15, 21. Eze. xxiv. 6.

Ho. vi. 9. Mi. iii. 10. Ac. vii. 57-9; viii. 1, &c. wings. Ex. xix. 4. De. xxxii. 11, 2. Ps.xci. 4. II. xxxi. 5. Mt. xxiii. 37.

(Ac. iii. 14,5. would not. Ne. ix. 30. Is. XXX. 15. Jno. v. 40. house. Ezr, vii. 27. Ps. lxviii. 29. Hag. ii. 3-9. desolate. Le. xxvi. 31, 2. Is. i. 7, 8; Ixiv. 10, 1.

Je. xii. 7; xxii. 4, 5. Mi. lii. 12. Mt. xxiv. 1, 2. Blessed. Ps. cxviii. 26. 18. XIV.9; xl. 9-11. Mt.

xxi. 9; (Mk. xi. 9, 10. Lu, xix. 37, 8) xxill. 39. watched. Ps. xxxvií. 32. Pr. xxiii. 7. Is. xxix.20,1.

Je. xx. 10, 1. Lu. xx. 20. See p. 48.

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