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THE WIDOW'S MITE.
157 then doth David in spirit call him Lord ? And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the son of David ? For David himself ' saith in the book of Psalms, Åby the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool. David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son ? “And no man was able to answer him a word; and the common people heard him gladly, “neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions. "Mk. xii. 35,6. ? Lu. XX. 42. 3 Mk. xii. 36, 7.
4 Mat. xxii. 46.
5 Mk. xii, 37.
6 Mat. xxii. 46.
Then in the audience of all the people he said Lukexx.45–47. unto his disciples, ’in his doctrine, Beware of the
In the temple. scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the market-places, and the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts: which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.
1 Lu. xx. 45.
2 Mk. xii. 38-40.
No. 222. And Jesus sat over against the treasury,
? and Mk. xii. 41-44.
he looked Lu. xxi. 1-4.
saw 8the people * * casting their In the temple. gifts t into the treasury:
many rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: for all they did cast in of their abundance unto the offerings of God, but she of her want I did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
(* "rich men, Lu.) Lu. xxi. 1. (+ • money,' Mk.) 5 Mk. xii. 41–4. 6 Lu. xxi. 4. 7 Mk. xii. 44. († (penury,' Lu.) No. 223.
But though he had done so many miracles 37 In the temple. before them, yet they believed not on him : that the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, 38 which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed ? There- 39 fore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart ; 40
1 Mk. xii. 41.
2 Lu. xxii. 1.
3 Mk. xii. 41.
Jno. xii. 37–50.
Lord. Ps. cx. 1, Ac. il. 34, 6, He. i. 13; x. 12, 3.
[Ro. xii. 10. chiej. Pr. xxv. 6,7. Lu, xl. 43; xiv. 7-11, See
devrur. Ex. xxii. 22. Is. X. 1, 2. See Ja. 1. 27.
JESUS WARNS THE JEWS.
that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand
with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal 41 them. These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, 42 and spake of him. Nevertheless among the chief rulers
also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees
they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of 43 the synagogue: for they loved the praise of men more
than the praise of God. 44 Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth 45 not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that seeth 46 me seeth him that sent me. I am come a light into the
world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in 47 darkness. And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world
, 48 but to save the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth
not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I 49' have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. For
I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent
me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and 50 what I should speak. And I know that his commandment
is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as
the Father said unto me, so I speak. 1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his 2 disciples, saying, The scribes and the Phari- In the tempie. 3 sees sit in Moses' seat: all therefore whatsoever they bid
you observe, that observe and do ; but do not ye after their 4 works: for they say, and do not. For they bind heavy
burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's
shoulders ; but they themselves will not move them with 5 one of their fingers. But all their works they do for to
be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and 6 enlarge the borders of their garments, and love the upper
most rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 7 and greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, 8 Rabbi, Rabbi. But be not ye called Rabbi : for one is 9 your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
he gave. De. xviii. 18. Jno. viii. 26, 42. 1 Jno. iii.
No. 224. Mat. xxiii.
glory. Is. vi. 1-3; see xlii. 8. Jno. xvii. 5, p. 91. but. Jno. ix. 22. See 'deny,' pp. 73 and 90, and
• ashamed,' p. 91; also confes, &'cross,' 73, 90. praise. Jno. v. 44. Ro. ii. 29. See · How,' p. 46. but on. Mk, ix. 37. Jno. xiv. 23. 1 Pe. i. 21. seeth him. Jno. i. 14 ; xiv. 9; xv. 24. 2 Co. iv. 6.
Col. i. 15. He. i. 3. Jno. v. 20. light. Jno. i. 5, 9; ili. 19; viii. 12; xi. 9. p. 12. came not. Jno. iii. 17. ITi. i. 15, 6. 1 Jno. iv. 14. word. De. xviii. 19. Mk. xvi. 16. Lu. ix. 26. Jno.
sit. Ne. viii. 1-8. Mal. ii. 7.
v. 45. Ro. ii. 12. He. ii. 3. of myself, Jno. viii. 38; xiv. 10. 'speak,' p. 104,
small scrolls of parchment, on which were written certain sentences of the law, and bound
round the forehead and left arın. De.vi. 8. borders. Nu. xv. 38-40. be not ye. 2 Co. i. 24. Ja. iii. 1. 1 Pe. v. 3. one. Mt. x. 25. Jno. xiii, 13.
WOES ON THE SCRIBES AND PHARISEES.
159 call no man your father upon the earth : for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be called masters : 10 for one is your master, even Christ. But he that is greatest 11 among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall 12 exalt himself shall be abased ; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! 13 for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men : for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, 14 hypocrites ! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypo- 15 crites ! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. Woe unto you, ye blind guides, 16 which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing ; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor ! Ye fools and blind: for whether 17 is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but 18 whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the 19 altar tbat sanctifieth the gift ? Whoso therefore shall 20 swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and 21 by him that dwelleth therein. And he that shall swear by 22 heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye
23 pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, 24 and swallow a camel.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind 26
which. Mt. vi. 9. Lu. xi. 2. See 'Father,' p. 36. Neither. Mt. xx. 26,7. Ph. ii. 3. be not ye,' 158. whosoever. Pr. xv. 33 ; xxix. 23. Lu. xviii. 9-14.
Ja. iv. 6-10.1 Pe. v. 5, 6. See for,' p. 136. child of. Jno.viii. 44. Ac. xiii. 10. Kp. ii. 3. See
Ac. xiv. 2, 19; xvii. 5, 6, 13. 1 Th. ii. 16.
fools. Ps. xcii. 6; xciv. 8. Je. iv. 22; x.
Ex. xxv. 8; xl. 34. Ps. lxxx. 1; xcix. I.
Mt. xxii. 37-40. Ep. v. 5, 6. See more,' p. 156.
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160 WOES ON THE SCRIBES AND PHARISEES.
Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and 27 platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe
unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful
outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all 28 uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear right
eous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the 30 sepulchres of the righteous, and say, If we had been in
the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers 31 with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore
be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them 32 which killed the prophets.
then the measure of your
fathers. 33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape 34 the damnation of hell ? Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes :
and some of them
ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city 35 to city: that upon you may come all the righteous blood
shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel
unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye 36 slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto 37
you, All these things shall come upon this generation. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gather
eth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not ! 38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I
say 39 unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till
say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
cleanse. Je. iv. 14. Ez. xviii. 31. He. x. 22. whited. Lu. xi. 44. Ac. Axiii. 3. 2 Co. xi. 13, 4. Fill. Ge. xv. 16. Th. ii. 16. Re. xviii. 5, 6. serpents, &c. Ps. lviii. 4; cxl. 3. Mt. iii. 7 ; xii.
34. Jno. viii. 44. See Ge. iii. 15. 2 Co. xi. 3.
Re. xii. 9; xx.2. See watched,' p. 47. how. Mt. xxv. 41. 2 Th. i. 8, 9. He. ii. 3; 4. 29;
xii. 25. 2 Pe. ii. 4. Re. xx. 10, 4, 5. prophets. Ne. ix. 30. Lu. i. 70. Ac. X. 43. wise, 1 ki, iii, 12. Pr. xi. 30. Mk, xv. 43. Lu.
xii. 42. See 1 Co. ii. 6, 7; iii. 10. also Is. i. 26. scribes. Ezr. vii. 6. Ne. viii. 4. Mt. xiii. 52. kill, &c. 1 Ki. xix. 10. Jno. xvi. 2. Re. vi. 9. scourge. Mt. x. 17. Ac. xvi. 23. He. xi. 36, persecute. Mt. ii. 13; X. 23. Ac. ix. 24, 5; xiii.
50, 1; xiv. 6, &c. 'persecu.'&'80 pers. p. 33. from. Ge. iv. 10. unto. 2 Ch. xxiv. 20, 1. as. De. xxxii. 11, 2. Ps. xvii. 8; lvii. 1; xci. 4. and ye. Mt. xxii. 3. Lu. xix. 41-4. Ac. xiii. 46. desolate. Is. lxiv. 11. Mt. xxiv. 1, &c. Ac. vi.13,4.
JESUS' PROPHECY ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES.
Section 86.-(225) As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples observes in
him upon the buildings, then Jesus' reply; and the prophery of the destrution of Jeru. salem upon mount Olivet, delv. red to four of the apostles, Peter and Andrew, James and John. The rest of the prophecy, as related by Matthew—(226) The servant who beat his fellons-(227) Of ien virgins-(228) Of ihe talents—(229) Of the last judgment-(230) Of the passover—(231) Judas' covenant—(232) Last two days of Jesus' ministry. Mat. xxiv. 1-xxvi, 1–5, 14–16; MARK xiii. 1-xiv. 1, 2, 10, 11; LUKE xxi. xxii. 1-0
No. 225. And Jesus went out, and departed from the Mtu xxiv. 1-14. temple : ? and as he went out, his disciples came Lu. xxi. 5.-36. to him for to shew him the buildings of the temMount Olivet.
ple: *and as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here! And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings ? As for these things which ye behold, the days will come in the which, 'verily I say unto you, there shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
And as he sat upon the mount of Olives s over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, saying, Master, 10tell us, when shall these things be ? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world, "when all these things shall be fulfilled ? 12 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive
you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ, 13 and the time draweth near; "and shall deceive many; 16 go ye not therefore after them. But when
shall hear of wars, and commotions, 16 and rumours of wars; see that
be not troubled : for all these things must "first come to pass,
but the end is not yet. 19 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: ""and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes,* in divers places ; * and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. "All these are the beginning of sorrows.
23 But take heed to yourselves ; before all these, they shall lay their
1 Mat. xxiv. I. > Mk. xiii. I. 3 Mat. xxiv. I. 4 Lu, xxi. 5. 5 Mk. xiii. 1, 2. 6 Lu, xxi. 6. 7 Mat. xxiv. 2, 3. 8 Mk. xiii. 3. 9 Lu, xxi. 7. 10 Mat xxiv. 3. !! Mk. xiii 4. 12 Mat. xxiv. 4, 5. 13 Lu. xxi. S. 14 Mat. xxiv. 5. 15 Lu. XX1.8, 9. 16 Mat. xxiv. 6. 17 Lu. xxi 9. 18 Mat xxiv 6. 19 Lu. xxi, 10. Mat. xxiv. 7. ("greal earthquakes,' Lu.) 21 Lu. xxi. 11. 22 Mt. xxiv. 8. 23 Mk. xiii. 9.
24 Lu. xxi. 12.
not. 1 Ki. 17. 7. Da. ix. 26,7. Lu. XIX. 44.
15.) Dik. iv. 21. (Ln. viii. 18.) L. xi. 35. Ac.
iii. 12 2 Pe. ii. 1-3. 1 Jno. iv. l. wars. Je. iv. 1929; vi. 22-4. Dr. xi. 30-45. be not. Ps. xxvii. 3 ; xlvi. 1-3. Is.viii. 12 4. Hab. iii. 16-8. Jno. xiv. 27. 2 Th. ii. 2. I Pe. iii. 11,5.
famines. Je. xxiv. 10. L&. iv. 9. Eze. xiv. 21.
Ac. xi. 28. Re. xviii. S. pestilences. Le. xxvi. 21, 5. De. xxviil. 21 ; xxix.
22 8. Eze. xiz 19.