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ON THE LAWFULNESS OF DIVORCE.

137 unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered

you to put away your wives : but from the beginning it was not so. And I

say
unto
you,

Whosoever shall put 9 away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery. And in the 10 house his disciples asked him again of the same matter. And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, 11 and marry another, committeth adultery against her. And 12 if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.

? His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be 10 so with his wife, it is not good to marry.

But he said 11 unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. For there are some eunuchs, which 12 were so born from their mother's womb; and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men : and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

1 Mk. x. 10–2.

2 Mat. xix. 10-2.

No. 189.

Peræa.

*Then were there brought unto him little 13 Mat. xix. 13–15

. children, that he should put his hands on them Lu. xviii. 15–17.and pray: 'but when his disciples saw it, they

rebuked 3 those that brought them. But when 13 Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, 14 Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the * kingdom of God. Verily I say 15 unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall +not enter therein. And he took 16 them

up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them, “and departed thence. (* Luke, the same. "Kingdom of heaven, Mat.)

(t 'in no wise,' Luke.)

1 Mat. xix. 13.

2 Lu. xviii. 15.

3 Mk. X. 13-6.

4 Mat. xix. 15.

SECTION 75.-(190) Jesus answers a rich yoring ruler-(191) and takes occasion to foretel that the rich should hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven: Peter inquires, what should be their lot who had already forsaken all to follow him. Matt. xix. 16–30; MARK X. 17–31; LUKE xviii. 18-30. No. 190.

And when he was gone forth into the way, Mat. xix. 16-22. Mark x. 17–22. there came one* running, and kneeled to him, and Lu. xviii. 18-23. Perca.

said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall 1 Mk. s. 17. (* 'A certain ruler,' Luke.)

2 Mat. xix. 16. of men. 2 Ki. xx. 18. Est. i.12; iv. 4. Is. Ivi. 3-5. i put. Ge. xlviii. 14, 7. Lu. xxiv. 50. for. 1 Co. vii. 32–8. 2 Ti. ii. 3, +. (Ac.viii. 27-39. uhat good. Jno. vi. 28, 9. Ro. iii. 20; xi. 6. Ga.

. ". .

138

THE RICH YOUNG RULER.

come, take

the cross,

3 Mk. X. 19.

4 Mat. xix. 18. 9 Mk.X. 21. 10 Mat, xix. 21.

I do, that I may inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good ? there is none good but one, that is, God; ? but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, 3 Thou knowest the commandments, 4 Thou *shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother, Band, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. The young man saith unto him, "Master, 8 all these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Then Jesus beholding him, loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: "'if thou wilt be perfect, "go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and up

and follow me. 12 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.t I Mk. x. 17, 8. 2 Mat. xix. 17, 8.

5 Mk. x. 19. 6 Mat. xix. 19, 20. 7 Mk. X. 20. 8 Mat. xix. 20.

11 Mk. X. 21.

12 Mat. xix. 22. (* "Do not kill, Mk. and Lu.) (+ very sorronful, for he was very rich,' Lu. xviii. 23.) ? And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrow

No. 191. ful, 2 Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his Mat.xix.23–30

. disciples, 3 Verily say unto you, “How hardly Lu. Xviii. 24–30.

Peræa. shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God !* And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, How hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! •And again I say unto you, 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. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed—and they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved? And Jesus looking upon them, saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are 27 possible. "Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold,

4 Mk. x. 23, 4.
5 Mat. xix. 24, 5.
( * • A rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven,' Mat.)

1 Lu. xviii. 24.

2 Mk. X. 23. 3 Mat. xix. 23.

6 Mk. x. 26, 7. 7 Mat. xix. 27-9.

(xiji. 7–10. (5. 1 Ti. vi. 18, 9.

thou. Ps. ii. 2. Lu. xxiii. 35 ; xxiv. 20. Jno.vii. Honour. Le. xix. 3. Ep. vi. 1. 1 Ti. v. 4.

48. Ac. iii. 17; xiii. 27. See Jno. iii. 2; xii.42. neighbour. Le. xix. 18, 34. Lu. X. 25-37. Ro. but. Ex. xxxiv. 6. Ezr. iii.li. Ps. xxv.8; xxxiv. 8. kept. Lu. xviii. 11, 2. Ph. iii. 6.

See Ne. ix. 20. Jno. x.ll. (iii.12. 1 Jno. iv. 8, 16. One. Ja. ii. 10. keep: Ex.xx. 1-17. Le. xviii. 5. Ro. x. 5. Ga. sell. Mt. vi. 19, 20. Lu. xii. 33. Ac. ii. 45; 1v. 34, murder. Ge. ix. 4-6. Mt. xxi. 33-41. Ac. vii. 52. for. Pr. xv. 27. Eze. xxxiii. 31. Mt. vi. 24. adultery. Me. v. 28. 1 Co. vi. 9. He. xiii. 4. trust. Job xxxi. 24-8. Ps. xlix. 6-20; 1.1.7. Pr. steal. Ex. xxii. 7-12. Pr. xxx. 9. Ep. iv. 28. xi. 28 ; xxviii. 20. Je. ix. 23, 4. Lu. xii. 16-20. false w. De. xix. 16. Pr. xxi. 28. Mt. xxvi. 60. 1 Ti. vi. 9, 10. Ja, v. 1-3. Re. iii. 17. Defraud not. Pr. xi. 1. Zec. viii. 17. 1Th. iv. 6. possible. Job xli. 2. DA. iv.35. See • impos.'p.4. OF LABOURERS IN A VINEYARD.

139 we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore ? And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto 28 you, That ye

which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath forsaken houses, or 29 brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, * 'and the gospel's, shall receive an hundred-fold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. But

many that are first shall be last; and the last first. 30

(* for the kingdom of God's sake,' Luke.)

I Mk. X. 29-31.

No. 192.

Section 76.-(192) Jesus takes occasion from his last words to Peter, to subjoin a parable relating to the mysteries of the kingdom ; namely, that of the labourers in the vineyard. MATT. xx. 1-16.

For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man 1 E. of Jordan; that is an householder, which went out early in near the furd opp. to Jericho. the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a 2 day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out 3 about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the market-place, and said unto them; Go ye also into the 4 vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.

Again he went out about the sixth and 5 ninth hour, and did likewise. And about the eleventh hour 6 he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle ? They say unto 7 him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive. So when even was come, the lord of the 8 vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. And 9

ye

forsaken. Mt. iv, 19-22; ix. 9. Ph. iii. 8. followed. Mt. xvi. 24. Jno. x. 27; xii.26. See p.30. what. 1 Co. xv. 19. He. x. 34 ; xi. 26. 1 Jno. iii.

2. See Mt. xx. 10–2. Jno. iii. 27. 1 Co. i. 29. regeneration (restoration and renewal). Le.xxvi.

42. Is. xxx. 25, 6; xli. 18-21; xliii. 18-21; lxv. 17; lxvi. 22. Eze. xxxvi. 8-15. Ac. iii. 21. 2 Pe. iii. 13. Re. xxi. 1-5.

[p. 36. throne. Da. vii. 13, 4. Re.xi. 15. See kingdom," ye also. 18. xxxii. 1. L. xxii. 28, 30. 1 Co. vi.

2, 3. 2 Ti. ii. 12. Re 1. 26,7; iii. 21; XX. 4, 6. twelve. Eze. xlvii. 13, 4. Ac. xxvi. 7. Re. vii. 4. every Job xlii. 10. Mt. xvi. 25, 7; xxv. 34-40. persecutions. See p. 33. [1 Co. ii. 9; iii. 21, 2. first. See p. 117. last. ibid.

early. Probably before sun-rising, or before six
labourers. 1 Co. xv. 58. 2 Pe. i. 5-10. (o'clock.
vineyard. Is. v. 7. Je. xii. 10. Mt. xxi. 33-41.
third h. Nine, A.M. Mk. xv. 35. Ac. ii. 15.
idle. He, vi. 11, 2. market. Ac. xvii, 17.
right. De. xxxii. 4. Ro. vi. 22. 1 Co. iii. 8. Ep.

vi. 8. He. vi. 10. Re. xxii. 12. See Col. iv. 1.
they. 1 Sa. xv. 22. Jon. i.; iii. 1-4. Ac. xxvi.16, 9.
sixth. Twelve o'clock. Ac. X. 9. [Ga. i. 15, 6.
ninth, Three, P.M. Ac. iii. I.
eleventh. Five, P.M.; one hour before 'even,' or

six P. M. Ec. ix, 10. Lu. xxiii. 42. Jno. ix. 4.

Ro. xiii. 11-3. 1 Pe. iv. 7. Re. ii. 5.
Go ye. Jno. iv. 36-8. 1 Co. iv. 9.
give. Da. xii. 3. 2 Co. v. 10. Col. ii. 24.

JESUS PREDICTS HIS DEATH.

140

when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, 10 they received every man a penny.

But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; 11 and they likewise received every man a penny.

And when they had received it, they murmured against the good man *12 of the house, saying, These last have wrought but one

hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have 13 borne the burden and heat of the day. But he answered

one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst 14 not thou agree with me for a penny? Take that thine is,

and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto 15 thee. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine 16 own ? Is thine eye evil, because I am good ? So the last

shall be first, and the first last : for many be called, but few chosen.

Section 77.-(193) Jesus enters Judæa ; and a third time predicts to his disciples the

circumstances of his sufferings and death-(194) James and John, along with Salome their mother, petition Jesus for the privilege of sitting on his right hand and on his left in his kingdom: the ten being offended thereby, Jesus addresses a discourse to them all in common. MATT. XX. 17–28; MARK X. 32–45; LUKB xviii. 31–34. 2 And they were in the way going up to Jerusa- No. 193.

Mat. xx. 17-19. lem; and Jesus went before them : and they were Mark x. 32–34. amazed;

and as they followed, they were afraid. Lu. xvii. 31–34. And he took again the twelve 2 disciples apart in of the ford. the way, 3 and began to tell them what things should happen unto him, saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. “And the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles : Rand they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again. And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid' from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken. 2 Mat. xx. 17. 3 Mk. X. 32, 3.

5 Mat. xx. 18, 9. 7 Lu. xviii. 34.

1 Mk. 2. 32.

4 Lu. xviii. 31.

6 Mk. X. 34.

murmured. Eze, xviii. 29. Lu. XV, 28-30. (39, 40. equal. Ro. iii. 22-30; x. 12, 3. Ep. iii. 6. He. xi. no torong. De. xxxii. 4. Job viii. 3; xxxiv.10-2. lawful. Ro. ix. 14--6; xi. 5, 6. 1 Co. iv. 7. Ja. i. evii. . De. xv.9. Ja. v. 9. See.ev.eye,' 86. (17,8. last. Mt. viii. 11, 2; xxi. 31, 43. Lu. xiii. 28-30;

xiv. 24. Ac. xiii. 46 ; xxviii. 28. See p. 117. many. Mk. xvi. 15. Col. i. 23. Re, xxii. 17. few. Mt. vii. 21 ; xx. 16. Ac. xv. 14.

chosen. Lu.xx. 35. 1 Co. ix. 24-7. Ph. ii. 12; ili.8. written, Ps. xxii. Is. liii. Da, ix. 26. Zec. xiii.

7. Ac. ii. 23, 4, 7; iii. 13, 5, 8; iv. 25-8. deliver. Mt. xxvii. 2.

(Jno.xir. 3. mock. Ps. xxii. 6-8, 13; xxxv. 15, 6. Lu. xxiii.li. scourge.

Is. lii. 14; liii. 5. Mt. xxvii. 26. Jno. spit. Is. 1. 6. Mt. xxvi. 67 ; xxvii. 30. kill-rise. See ‘Harmony of Predictions,' p. 90. underst. none. Mk. ix. 32. Jno. xii. 16.

[xix. 1. No. 194.

SALOME'S REQUEST.

141 Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's Mat. xx.20—28. children with her sons, ? James and John, worship

Same locality, ping him, and desiring a certain thing of him, “sayW. of Jordan. ing, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire. And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you? They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, 5in thy kingdom, oin thy glory. 7 But Jesus answered and said Ye know not what ye ask. Are

ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. 8And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized: 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 of my Father. And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren, 10 James and John. But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: and whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

1 Mat. XX. 20.

2 Mk. x. 35. 3 Mat. xx. 20. 4 Mk. X. 35. 6 Mk. X. 37. 7 Mat. xx. 22. 8 Mk. X. 39, 40. 9 Mat. xx. 23, 4.

5 Mat. xx. 21. 10 Mk. X. 41-5.

Matthew relates the history as though the conversation were between Jesus and the mother of Zebedee's children: Mark is more minute, making James and John, the sons of Zebedee, to be the speakers.

Section 78.-(195) As Jesus approaches Jericho, he heals a blind man.

LUKE xviii. 35–43.
No. 195.

And it came to pass, that as he was come 35
E. of Jericho. nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by
See Mat. xx.

29-34. the way side begging: and hearing the multi- 36 Mk. x. 46–52. tude pass by, he asked what it meant.

And 37

Zebedee. Mt. iv. 21. Mk. i. 19, 20. See p. 30. worship. See pp. 11, 107. Master. See p. 56. may sit. 1 ki. xxii. 19. Mt. xix. 28. Juo. xiv. 2.

See Je. xlv. 5. Lu. xiv. 8. Ro. xii. 10. in thy kingdom. See kingdom,' p. 36. cup. Mt. xxvi. 39. ' Cup is frequently used of

sufferings, see Ps. xi. 6; lxxiii. 10; lxxv. 8. Is.li. 17. 22. Je. xxv. 15, 7, 28; xlix. 12; li. 7. Eze. xxiii. 31. Re. xiv. 10; xvi. 19. It is also used of consolation,'Je. xvi. 7; of salvation,'

Ps. cxvi. 13; of Jehovah,' Ps. xvi. 5. baptism. Lu. xii. 50. See p. 123. Ye shall. Jno. xv. 20. Ac. xii. 1-4. Re. i. 9. prepared. Mt. xxv. 34. He. xi. 16. 1 Pe. i. 4. exercise. 1 Sa. viii. 5-7, 11-8. Lu. xxii. 25. not be. Mt. xxiii. 8-12. Mk, ix. 35, 6. Jno. xlli.

13-7. Ga. v. 26. Ph. ii. 3. 1 Pe. v.3. but. Jno.xiii.1-17. Ph. ii. 4-8. ( he gave,' p: 23. give, Is. liii. 4-10. Da. ix. 26. Mt. xxvi. 26-8. ransom. ls. XXXV. 10; xliii. 3. 1 Ti. ii. 6.

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