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THE RICH MAN AND LAZARUS.

No. 181.
Lu. xvi. 1931.

132 14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all 15 these things : and they derided him. And he said unto

them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men ; but God knoweth your hearts : for that which is highly

esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. 16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time

the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth 17 into it. And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than 18 one tittle of the law to fail. Whosoever putteth away his

wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband

committeth adultery. 19 There was a certain rich man, which was

clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared last circuit 20 sumptuously every day:

and there was a cer

of Galilee. tain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate full 21 of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell

from the rich man's table : moreover the dogs came and 22 licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar

died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: 23 the rich man also died, and was buried; and in hell he

lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham 24 afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said,

Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus,

that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my 25 tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham

said, Son, remember that thou in thy life-time receivedst thy

good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is 26 comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this,

between us and you there is a great gulf fixed : so that they

which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can 27 they pass to us, that would come from thence. Then he said, I

pray

thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send 28 him to my father's house: for I have five brethren; that

he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place 29 of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses

covetous. Je. vi. 13. Mt. xxiii. 14. p. 85.
derided. Is. liii. 3. Mt. xxvii. 41. He. xii. 3.
justify. Pr. xx. 6. Mt. vi. 2, 5, 16. Lu. x. 29.

See as other,' 136. [22, & perceived,' p. 42. knoweth. Ps. vii. 9. Je. xvii. 10. See knew,' p. esteemed. 1 Sa. xvi. 6,7. Pr. xvi.5. Am.v. 21-3. until. Mt. iv.12,7; xi. 12,3. Lu.vii. 29. Jno. 1.45. than. Is. xl. 8; li. 6. Mt. v. 18. 1 Pe. 1. 25. (p. 24. away. Mal. ii.14-6. See Is. 1. 1. Je. iii. 1. but 1,' rich, Ps. xxvii. 35, 6; xlix. 6-18; lxxiii. 3–12.

clothed. Ez. xxvii. 7. fared. De. xxix. 19. laid. Ac. iii. 2.

sores. Job ii. 7, 8. crumbs. Mt. xv. 27. Mk.viii. 8. Jno.vi.12. (vil.9-17. carried. Is. lvii. 1, 2.2 Co. v. 4. Ph. i. 23. Re. hell. Ps. ix. 17. Mt. v. 22. Re. xiv. 10,1; XX.13,4. Father A. Mt. iil. 9. Ro. iv. 9-16; ix. 6-8. torinented. Mk. ix. 42-8. 2 Th. i. 8. Re.xx. 10, good. Ps. xvii. 14. Lu. vi. 24, 5. Ph. iii. 19. evil. Ac. xiv, 22. 1 Th. iii. 3, 4. Re, vii. 14. conf. Is. xxv. 8. Mt. v. 4. See carried,' above.

THE TEN LEPERS.

133 and the prophets ; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, 30 father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not 31 Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead. SECTION 70.-(182) Whilst Jesus discourses on giving of offence, gc., the apostles ask for the increase of faith to work miracles: Jesus' reply-(183) Jesus heals ten lepers one being a Samaritan, LUKE xvii. 1-19.

No. 182. Then said he unto the disciples, It is im- 1 Lu. xvii. 1--10.

Last circuito possible but that offences will come: but woe of Galilee. unto him, through whom they come !

It were 2 better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against 3 thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

And if 4 he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him. And the apostles said unto the Lord, 5 Increase our faith. And the Lord said, If ye had faith as 6 a grain of mustard-seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you. But which of

you,

7 having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat ? And will not rather say unto him, Make ready 8 wherewith I

may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink? Doth he thank that servant because he did the 9 things that were commanded him ? I trow not. So like- 10 wise ye, when

ye

shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants : have done that which was our duty to do.

And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, 11 Last circuito that he passed through the midst of Samaria of Galilee.

and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain 12 village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: and they lifted up their voices, and said, 13

we

No. 183. L2xvii. 1–19.

hear. Is. viii. 20. Mal. iv. 4. Jno. v. 39, 46, 7. forgive. 1 Co. xiii. 4-7. Ep. iv. 31, 2. Col.lii.12-5. persua. Ac. xxviii. 23. though. Jno. xii. 10, 1. Increase. Ph. iv. 13.2 Th. i. 3. 2 Pe. i. 3, 4. offences. Mt. xvi. 23. (Mk. viii. 33.). Ro. xiv. 13; Yaith. Mt. xvii. 20, 1 ; xxi. 21. Mk. ix. 23, 4. xvi. 17. 1 Co. x. 32; xi. 19. ke. ii, 14.

when. Job xxii. 2, 3. Mt. xxv, 27, 37-40. Ph. iii. woe. Mt. xviii. 6; xxvi. 24. 2 Pe. ii. 1-3. passed. Lu. ix. 51, 2. Jno. iv. 3, 4.

(8.9. rebuke. Le. xix. 17. Ps. cxli. 5. Pr. ix. 8; xvii. lepers. 2 Ki.v.; vii.3. Mt.viii.2. Lu. vii. 22. p. 40.

9, 10; xxvii. 3. Mt. xviii. 15, 21, 35. Ja. v. 19. ajar. Nu. v. 1-4. 2 Ch. xxvi, 18-20.

OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

134
14 Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.

And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the

priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were 15 cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was

healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16 and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks : 17 and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were 18 there not ten cleansed ? but where are the nine ? There

are not found that returned to give glory to God, sav this 19 stranger.

And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole. Section 71,4(184) Jesus passes out of Galilee into Peræa. Mat.xix. 1,2; Mk. x. 1.

"And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, The ford opp. and came into the coasts of Judæa, " by the farther Scythopolis. side of Jordan : 3 and great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there, and the people resort unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again.

No. 184,

1 Mat. xix. 1.

2 Mk. X. 1.

3 Mat. xix. 2.

4 Mk.x. 1.

SECTION 72.-(185) Jesus answers the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God would

come; and then addresses his disciples in a discourse which serves as a prelude to the prophecy afterwards delivered from Mount Olivet. LUKE xvii. 20—37. 20 And when he was demanded of the Phari

No. 185. sees, when the kingdom of God should come, In Perea,

E. of Scythopolis he answered them and said, The kingdom of 21 God cometh not with observation: neither shall they say,

Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within

you. 22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when

ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, 23 and

ye

shall not see it. And they shall say to you, See here! or, see there! go not after them, nor follow them. 24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part

under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so 25 shall also the Son of man be in his day. But first must

he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation. shew. Le. xlii. ; xiy. Mt. viii. 4. See offer,' p. 40.

not with. Zec. iv. 6. Jno. iii. 5-8; xviii. 36. Ro. glorified. Ps. 1. 23. See pp. 28, and 42.

xiv. 17. 1 Co. iv. 20. 2 Co. 3. 4. Col. i. 13. fell. Mk. v. 22, 33. Jno. xi. 32. Ac. X. 25. p. 40. within, or' among.' Mt. xii. 28; xxi. 43. Jno. i. 5. where. Ps. cví. 13.

stranger. Mt. xv. 24-8. desire. Mt. ix. 15. Jno. xiii. 33 ; xvi. 5-7, 20–2. faith. Mt. viii. 13; ix. 22. Lu. xviii. 42. Ac. xiv. 9. See. Mt. xxiv. 23-6. Re. xiii. 3. farther. Jno. x. 40. multi. See pp. 32 & 42. as. Zec. ix. 14; xiv. 5–7. Mal. iv. 1, 2. Mt. xxiy. healed. See blind,' &c. p. 54. Tiv. 10-26. 27, 30. 1 Th. v. 2, 3. 2 Th. i. 7,8. Re. 1.7. wont. See custom,' p. 28. also Mt. vii. 29. Jno. first. See Harmony of the Predictions,' p. 90. kingdom. Is. i. 26 ; lx. Eze. xxi. 27. Lu. xix. 11. Lu. xxiv. 26, 44, 6. Ac. xvii. 3. He. xii. 2. Ac. i. 6. See p. 36.

rejected. La. vii. 30. Jno. xii. 48. Ac. vii. 51.

THE UNJUST JUDGE.

135 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the 26 days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they 27 married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise, also, as it was in the days 28 of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; but the same day that Lot 29 went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day 30 when the Son of man is revealed. In that day, he which 31 shall be upon the house-top, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. Remember Lot's 32 wife. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it ; 33 and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. I tell 34 you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two 35 women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field ; the 36 one shall be taken, and the other left. And they answered 37 and said unto him, Where, Lord ? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together. SECTION 73,-(186) For the same purpose, and in behalf of the same persons, he

subjoins the parable of the unjust judge and the widow—(187) He delivers the parable of the Pharisee and the publican, with reference to certain who accounted themselves righteous, and despised others. LUKE xviii. 1-14.

And he spake a parable unto them to this i Lu. xviii. 1—9. end, that men ought always to pray, and not to

faint; saying, There was in a city a judge, 2 which feared not God, neither regarded man: and there 3 was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a 4 while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; yet because this widow troubleth 5 me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust 6 judge saith.

And shall not God avenge his own elect, 7

No. 186.

Peræa.

Noe-consolation ;' Noah or Noach in Heb. Ge.
Lot-'hidden.' Ge. xix.

(v. 29; vi.-viii. shall. Lu, xxi.35. Re.xviii. 8-10. See as,' p. 134. that d. 1s. xxix. 1-6. Zec. xiv. 1-3. Mt. xxiv. 17. wife. Ge. xix. 17, 26. See Ga. iv. 9. He.iii. 12, 3. seek. Mt. xvi. 25. Ac. xv. 26; xxi. 13. 2 Ti. iv.

16,8. He. xi. 35. Re.ii.10. See will save,' p. 90. two. Eze. ix. 4-6. Mt. xxiv. 40, 1. See Re. xx. 4-6, body. Job xxxix. 30. Mt. xxiv.15,28. Re.xix.17,8. pray

Lu. xi. 8-13; xxi. 36. Jno. xvi. 24. Ro.

xii. 12. Ep. vi. 18. Col. iv. 2, 12. 1 Th. v. 17. judge. Pr. xxviii. 15, ... Is. i. 23. Je. v. 28. Zec.

vii. 9-12. See Ex. xviii. 21. 2 Sa. xxiii.3. widow. Ex. xxii. 22. Is. i. 17. Ja. i. 27. See De.

Xxvii. 19. Job xxiv. 3. Mal. iji. 5. Mt. xxiii.14. Avenge. 2 Sa. xii. 1-6. Ro. xiii. 3, 4. (Lu. xi. 8. weary. Ju. xvi. 16, 7. Mt. xv. 22-8. k. x. 47.8. shall not. 1 Sa. xxiv. 12,5. Ps. lxviii. 5. Is. liv.

4-10,15,7. 2 Th. i. 4-6. Re. vi. 10,1; xviii. 20. elect. Is. Ixv. 22. Ro. viii. 33. 2 Pe. i. 10.

No. 187.

Peræa.

136

THE PHARISEE AND THE PUBLICAN. which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with 8 them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily.

Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find

faith on the earth? 9 And he spake this parable unto certain which

trusted in themselves that they were righteous, Lu. xviii. 9—14. 10 and despised others : Two men went up into

the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a pub11 lican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself,

God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extor12 tioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast 13 twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much

as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, 14 God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man

went down to his house justified rather than the other : for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

and to put

SECTION 74.-(188) The Pharisees question Jesus concerning the law fulness of

divorce for any cause : his answer to them in public; and likewise to his disciples in private-(189) Jesus reproves his disciples for preventing the bringing of little children to him. Mart. xix. 3–15;; MARK X. 2–16; LUKE xviii. 15–17. 1 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting No. 188.

Mat, xix. 3-12. him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man “Mark x. 2–12. to put away his wife for every cause ? ?And he Perma. answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you ? And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement,

her
away.

And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. Have ye not read, that ‘from the beginning of the creation 5 God made them male and female, 5 and said, For this

cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave 6 to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh ? Where

fore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore 7 God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. They

say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a 8 writing of divorcement, and to put her away? He saith 1 Mat. xix. 3.

3 Mat. xix. 4.

3

2 Mk. X. 3-5.

4 Mk. X.6.

5 Mat. xix. 59.

when. Mt. xxiv. 5, 10–4. Lu. xvii. 26-30. 1 Th. v. as other. Is. Ixv.5. Mt. xix. 18. Lu.xx. 47. (1-3. And the pub. Ezr. ix. 6. Job xlii. 6. Ps. xl. 12,

7. Is. Ixiv. 5, 6. Jc. xxxi. 19. Eze, xvi. 63. justified. Ro. iii. 20-4. Ga. ii. 16. 1Jno. i. 9. for. Job xxii. 29; xl. 9-13. Ps.cxxxviii, 6. Pr. iii.

34; xviii. 12. Mt. xxiii. 12. Ja. iv. 6. I Pe.v.5. tempting. Lu, xi, 53, 4. Jno. vii. 3--6. See divorce. De. xxiv. 1, 2. ['watched,' p. 47. male and f. Ge. i. 27 ; ii. 24; v. 2. Ro. vil. 2, 3. 1 Co. vi. 16. Ep. v. 28-31.

(vii. 10-3. put. Mal. ii.14-6. Mt. v. 31,2. Lu. xvi.18. 1 Co.

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