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all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto 24

And healing all manner of sickness.] When Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre the even was come they brought unto him and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be many that were possessed with devils, and he healed of their diseases. Lu. vi

. 17. Go cast out the spirits with his word, and healed your way (said Jesus to John's disciples), and all that were sick; that it might be fulfilled tell John what things ye have seen and heard, which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, how that the blind see, the lame walk, the saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead our sicknesses. Mat. viii. 16, 17. And as are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached ; ye go (said Jesus to the twelve), preach, saying, and blessed is he whosoever shall not be The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the offended in me. Lu. vii. 22, 23. And the sick, cleanse the lepers ; raise the dead; cast people when they knew it (that he went aside out devils; freely ye have received, freely give. privately into a desert place near Bethsaida) Mat. x. 7,8. Go and shew John again those followed him; and he received them, and

things (said Jesus to John's disciples) which ye spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and : do hear and see; the blind receive their sight, healed them that had need of healing. Lu. and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, ix. 11. Heal the sick (said Jesus to the and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up, seventy disciples) that are therein, and say and the poor have the Gospel preached to unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh them. Mat. xi. 5. Great multitudes came unto you. Lu. X. 9. And by the hands of unto him (Jesus), having with them those that the apostles were many signs and wonders were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many wrought among the people, insomuch that others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet, and they brought forth the sick in the streets, and he healed them; insomuch that the multitude laid them on beds and couches, that at the wondered when they saw the dumb to speak, least the shadow of Peter passing by might the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, overshadow some of them. * There came also and the blind to see, and they glorified the a multitude out of the cities round about unto God of Israel. Mat. xv. 30, 31. Bless the Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which Lord, O my soul, who forgiveth all thine ini- were vexed with unclean spirits, and they quities, who healeth all thy diseases. Ps. ciii. 3. were healed every one. Ac. v. 15, 16. And he (Jesus) came and took her (Simon's 24 His fame went throughout, &c.] And wife's mother, sick of fever,) by the hand, and the fame hereof (of having raised the ruler's lifted her up; and immediately the fever left daughter) went abroad into all that land. her, and she ministered unto them. And at (Having cured two blind men, Jesus charged eten, when the sun did set, they brought them, saying, See that no man know it), but they, unto him all that were diseased, and them when they were departed, spread abroad his that were possessed with devils ; and all the fame in all that country. Mat. ix. 26. 31. At city was gathered together at the door. And that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame he healed many that were sick of divers dis- of Jesus. Mat. xiv. 1. The Lord was with eases, and cast out many devils, and suffered Joshua ; and his fame was noised throughout not the devils to speak, because they knew all the country. Jos. vi. 27. He (Solomon) was him. Mar. i. 31-34. He healed many; wiser than all men, than Ethan the Ezrahite, insomuch that they pressed upon him for to and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons touch him, as many as had plagues. Mar. iii. of Mahol; and his fame was in all nations 10. Now when the sun was setting, all they round about. I Ki. iv. 31. And when the that had any sick with divers diseases, brought queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon them unto him, and he laid his hands on concerning the name of the Lord, she came to every one of them, and healed them. And prove him with hard questions. 1 Ki. x. 1. devils also came out of many of them, crying The fame of David went out into all lands; out and saying, Thou art Christ, the Son of and the Lord brought the fear of him upon all God. And he rebuking them suffered them nations. 1 Ch. xiv. 17. Immediately his not to speak, for they knew that he was (Jesus) fame spread abroad throughout all the Christ. Lu. iv. 40, 41. And it came to pass region round about Galilee. Mar. i. 28. And on a certain day, as he was teaching, that Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into there were Pharisees and doctors of the law Galilee; and there went out a fame of him sitting by, which were come out of every town through all the region round about. Lu. iv. of Galilee, and Judea, and Jerusalem, and the 14. And he charged "him" (the leper”) to power of the Lord was present to heal them. tell no man; but so much the more went there Lu. v. 17. And he (Jesus) came down with a fame abroad of him, and great multitudes them (the twelve disciples), and stood in the came together to hear, and to be healed by plain, and the company of his disciples, and a him of their infirmities. Lu. v. 15. great multitude of people out of all Judea, and Syria.] David put garrisons in Syria of

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him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and tor ments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed

Damascus, and the Syrians became servants went out and entered into the swine, and the to David, and brought gifts. 2 Sa. viii. 6. herd ran violently down a steep place into the This taxing (by a decree from Cæsar Augustus) sea (they were about two thousand), and were was first made when Cyrenius was governor choked in the sea. And they (of the city of Syria. Lu. ii. 2. “ They" (the apostles having heard it) came to Jesus, and see him and elders, with the whole" Church") wrote that was possessed with the devil, and had the letters by them (Paul and Barnabas, fc.) after legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right this manner: The apostles and elders and mind, and they were afraid. Mar. v. 2. 7.9. brethren send greeting unto the brethren 12. 13. 15. And in the synagogue (at Caperwhich are of the Gentiles in Antioch, and naum) there was a man which had a spirit of Syria, and Cilicia. Ac. xv. 23. And he an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud (Paul) went through Syria and Cilicia con- voice, saying, Let us alone; what have we to firming the churches. Ac. xv. 41.

do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth ; art All sick people.] See verse 23. And when thou come to destroy us. I know thee who Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his thou art, the Holy One of God! And Jesus wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever; and rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and he touched her hand, and the fever left her; come out of him. And when the devil had and she arose and ministered unto them, thrown him in the midst, he came out of him Mat. viii. 14, 15. And Jesus went about all and hurt him not. . iv, 33-35. And the cities and villages, healing every sickness when he (Jesus) went forth to land, there met and every disease among the people. Mat. him out of the city a certain man, which had ix. 35. If thou wilt diligently hearken to the devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither voice of the Lord thy God (said Moses), and abode in any house but in the tombs. When wilt do that which is right, and wilt give ear he saw Jesus he cried out, and fell down before unto his commandments, and keep all his him, and with a loud voice said, What have I statutes, I will put none of those diseases to do with thee Jesus, thou Son of God, Most upon thee which I have brought upon the High? I beseech thee, torment me not (for Egyptians. For I am the Lord that healeth he had commanded the unclean spirit to come thee. Ex. xv, 26.

out of the man). And Jesus asked him, $ayPossessed with devils.] As “they" (the ing, What is thy name? And he said, Legion, blind men" restored to sight) went out, be- because many devils were entered into him. hold, they brought to him a dumb man pos- And there was there a herd of many swine sessed with a devil. Mat. ix. 32. Then was feeding on the mountain, and they besought brought unto him one possessed with a devil, him that he would suffer them to enter into blind and dumb : and he healed him, insomuch them, and he suffered them. Then went the that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. devils out of the man and entered into the Mat. xii. 22. And behold, a woman of Ca- swine; and the herd ran violently down a naan came out of the same coasts, and cried steep place into the lake, and were choked. unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, Then they (of the city and country having thou son of David; my daughter is grievously heard it) went out to see what was done, and vexed with a devil. Mat. xv. 22. And Jesus came to Jesus, and found the man out of rebuked the devil (that possessed the lunatic whom the devils were departed sitting at the whom his father brought, saying, I brought him feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind, to thy disciples, and they could not cure him), and they were afraid. Lu. viii. 27—35. and he departed out of him, and the child was That word I say ye know, which was pubcured from that very hour. Mat. xvii

. 18. lished throughout all Judea, and began from And when he (Jesus) was come out of the ship Galilee, after the baptism which John preached. (into the country of the Gergesenes), imme- How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with diately there met him, out of the tombs, a the Holy Ghost and with power, who went man with an unclean spirit. And he (the about doing good, and healing all that were unclean spirit) cried with a loud voice, and oppressed of the devil, for God was with him. said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Ac. x. 37, 38. Son of God! I adjure thee by God that thou Lunatick.] Lord, have mercy on my son torment me not! And he (Jesus)

asked him, (said the father of the lunatick), for he is What is thy name? And he answered, say. lunatick, and sore vexed : for oft-times he ing, My name is Legion, for we are many! falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. And all the devils besought him, saying, Send Mat. xvii. 15. us into the swine (a herd of which was feeding Those that had the palsy.] Lord, my sernigh unto the mountains), and forthwith Jesus vant (says the centurion) lieth at home sick of gave them leave. And the unclean spirits the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus

them. And there followed him great multitudes of people from 25 Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judea, and from beyond Jordan.


AND seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and i when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his 2

said unto the centurion, Go thy way, and as departed, and began to publish in Decapolis thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. how great things Jesus had done for him; and And his servant was healed in the selfsame all men did marvel. Mar. v. 20. And again, dehour. Mat. viii. 6. 13. Behold, they brought parting from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he to “him" (" Jesus') a man sick of the palsy, came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst lying on a bed; and Jesus, seeing their faith, of the coasts of Decapolis. Mar. vii. 31. said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. And CHAP. V.- Seeing the multitudes.] There behold, certain of the scribes said within followed “him” (Jesus") great multitudes of themselves, This man blasphemeth. And people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, Where- from Jerusalem, and from Judea, and from before think ye evil in your hearts ? for whether yond Jordan. Mat. iv. 25. Great multitudes is easier to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee, or were gathered together unto him (Jesus), so to say, Arise, and walk : but that ye may that he went into a ship and sat; and the whole know that the Son of man hath power on multitude stood on the shore. Mat. xiii. 2. earth to forgive sins (then saith he to the sick And he began again to teach by the sea side ; of the palsy), Arise, take up thy bed, and go and the whole multitude was by the sea on unto thine house. And he arose, and de- the land. Mar. iv. 1. parted to his house. But when the multitude He went up into a mountain.] And Jesus saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which departed from thence (from the coasts of Tyre had given such power unto men. Mat. ix. and Sidon), and came nigh unto the sea of 2-8.

Galilee, and went up into a mountain, and sat 25 Followed him.) And (Jesus) seeing the down there. Mat. xv. 29. And he goeth up multitudes, he went up into a mountain ; and into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom when he was set, his disciples came unto him. he would; and they came unto him. And Mat. v. 1. When he was come down from the multitude cometh together again, so that the mountain, great multitudes followed him. they could not so much as eat bread. Mar. Mat. viii. l. When Jesus knew it (that the iii. 13. 20. A great multitude followed him, Pharisees held a council against him), he with- because they saw his miracles which he did on drew himself from thence, and great multi- them that were diseased : and Jesus went up tudes followed him, and he healed them all. into a mountain, and there he sat with his Mat. xii. 15. Great multitudes followed him disciples. John vi. 2, 3. (Jesus), and he healed them there (in the His disciples came unto him.] See com. on ecasts of Judea). Mat. xix. 2. But Jesus verse 18. And Jesus, walking by the sea withdrew himself with his disciples to the of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon, called sea; and a great multitude from Galilee fol- Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net lowed him, and from Judea, and from Jeru- into the sea ; for they were fishers : and he salem, and from Idumea, and from beyond said unto them, Follow me, and I will make Jordan. Mar. iii. 7, 8. And when the sabbath- you fishers of men: and they straightway left day was come, he began to teach in the syna. their nets and followed him. And going on gogue ; and many hearing him were as- from thence he saw other two brethren, James tonished, saying, From whence hath this man the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a these things ? and what wisdom is this which ship with Zebedee their father, mending their is given unto him, that even such mighty nets; and he called them; and they immeworks are wrought by his hands ? Mar. vi. diately left the ship and their father, and 2. And he (Jesus) came down with “them” followed him. Mat. iv. 18—22. And when (his twelve apostles), and stood in the plain, it was day, he called unto him his disciples, and the company of his apostles, and a great and of them he chose twelve, whom also he multitude of people out of all Judea and Je- named apostles, &c. &c. Lu. vi. 13. rusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and 2 He opened his mouth, &c.] I will open Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be my mouth in parables ; I wisl utter things healed of their diseases. Lu. vi. 17.

which have been kept secret from the foundaDecapolis.] And he (who had been possessed) tion of the world (as spoken by the prophet).

3 mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit:

Mat. xiii. 35. After this opened Job his the poor ; the Lord will deliver him in time mouth, and cursed his day. Job iii. 1. Give of trouble. Ps. xli. l. O Lord of hosts, ear, O my people, to my law; incline your blessed is the man that trusteth in thee. Ps. ears to the words of my mouth: I will open lxxxiv. 12. Blessed is the man that feareth my mouth in a parable ; I will utter dark the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his comsayings of old. Ps. Ixxviii. 1, 2. Hear, for I mandments. Ps. cxii. 1. Blessed are the will speak of excellent things ; and the open- undefiled in the way, who walk in the law ing of my lips shall be right things. Pr. of the Lord. Blessed are they that keep his viii. 6. Open thy mouth for the dumb, in the testimonies, and that seek him with the whole cause of all such as are appointed to destruc- heart. Ps. cxix. 1, 2. Blessed is every one tion: open thy mouth, judge righteously, and that feareth the Lord, that walketh in his plead the cause of the poor and needy. Pr. ways. Ps. cxxviii. 1. Happy is he that hata xxxi. 8, 9. And he (Jesus) lifted up his eyes the God of Jacob for his help; whose hope is on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor, in the Lord his God. Ps. cxlvi. 5. Hearken for your's is the kingdom of God. Lů. vi. 20. unto me, Oye children (saith God), Blessed Philip'opened his mouth, and began at the are they that keep my ways. Prov. vii. 32 same scripture, and preached unto " him" The Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are (" the Ethiopian eunuch"). Ac. viii. 35. Peter all they that wait for him. Is. XXX. 18 opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I per- Blessed be ye poor (saith Jesus to his disciceive that God is no respecter of persons. Ac. ples): for your's is the kingdom of God x. 34. And when Paul was now about to Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall open his mouth, Gallio (the deputy of Achaia), be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for said unto the Jews, If it were a matter of ye shall laugh. Blessed are ye when men wrong, or wicked lewdness, O ye Jews (for shall hate you, and when they shall separate which they brought Paul to the judgment-seat), you from their company, and shall reproach reason would that I should bear with you. you, and cast out your name as evil for the Ac. xviii. 14. And (pray) for me (said Saint Son of man's sake. Lu. vi. 20, 21, 22 Paul), that utterance may be given unto me, Blessed are they that hear the word of God that I may open my mouth boldly, to make and keep it. Lu. xi. 28. Blessed are they known the mystery of the Gospel. Ep. vi. that have not seen and yet have believed 19.

(said Christ to his disciple Thomas). Joka 3 Blessed, &c.] Blessed are the poor in XX. 29. To him that worketh not, but bespirit: for their's is the kingdom of heaven. lieveth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall faith is counted for righteousness; even as be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for David also describeth the blessedness of the they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they man unto whom God imputeth righteousness which do hunger and thirst after righteous- without works, saying, Blessed are they whose ness : for they shall be filled. Blessed are the iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Bless covered : blessed is the man to whom the ed are the pure in heart: for they shall see Lord will not impute sin. Cometh this blessGod. Blessed are the peacemakers : for they edness then upon the circumcision only, or shall be called the children of God. Blessed upon the uncircumcision also ? &c. Ro. it. are they which are persecuted for righteous- 5—9. Blessed is the man that endureth ness' sake: for their's is the kingdom of hea- temptation, for when he is tried he shall reven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile ceive the crown of life, which the Lord hath you, and persecute you, and shall say all promised to them that love him. Ja. i. 12. manner of evil against you falsely for my Blessed are they which are called unto the sake. Mat. v. 3-11. Blessed is he whoso- marriage supper of the Lamb. Re. xix. 9. ever shall not be offended in me. Mat. xi. 6. Blessed are they that do his (God's) com. Blessed are your eyes (said Jesus to his apos- mandments, that they may have right to the tles), for they see; and your ears, for they tree of life. Re. xxii. 14. hear. Mat. xiii. 16. Blessed is that servant The poor in spirit.] I thank thee, O Fawhom his lord when he cometh shall find so ther, Lord of heaven and earth (said Jesus), doing (giving his household meat in due sea- because thou hast hid these things from the son). Mat. xxiv. 46. Blessed is the man wise and prudent, and hast revealed them that walketh not in the counsel of the un- unto babes. Mat. xi. 25. Who is the greatest godly. Ps. i. 1. Blessed are all they that in the kingdom of heaven? (said the disciples put their trust in him (God). Ps. ii. 12. unto Jesus.) And Jesus called a little child Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven; unto him, and set him in the midst of them, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man and said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, converted, and become as little children, ye and in whose spirit there is no guile. Ps. shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. xxxii. 1, 2. Blessed is he that considereth Mat. xviij. 1, 2, 3. If they shall confess their

for their's is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: 4

iniquity, &c. (saith the Lord), and that I also of the prison to them that are bound. Is. Ixi. have walked contrary unto them, and have 1. To this man will I look (saith God), even brought them into the land of their enemies; to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, trembleth at my word. Is. lxvi. 2. I have and they then accept of the punishment of surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; their iniquity: then will I remember my co- Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, venant with Jacob, and also my covenant as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke : turn with Abraham will I remember; and I will thou me, and I shall be turned : for thou art remember the land. Le. xxvi. 40, 41, 42. the Lord my God. Surely after that I was Thou shalt remember all the way which the turned, I repented; and after that I was inLord thy God led thee these forty years in structed, I smote upon my thigh; I was ashamed, the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove yea, even confounded, because I did bear the thee, to know what was in thine heart, whe: reproach of my youth. Is Ephraim my dear ther thou wouldest keep his commandments son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spake or no. De. viii. 2. if my people which are against him, I do earnestly remember him called by my name shall humble themselves still : therefore my bowels are troubled for and pray, and seek my face, and turn from him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith their wicked ways; then will I hear from the Lord. Jer. xxxi. 18—20. He (Nebuchadheaven, and will forgive their sin, and will nezzar) was driven from the sons of men, and heal their land. 2 Chr. vii. 14. And when he his heart was made like the beasts, and his (Manasseh) was in affliction, he besought the dwelling was with the wild asses; they fed Lord his God, and humbled himself greatly him with grass like oxen, and his body was before the God of his fathers; the rest of the wet with the dew of heaven ; till he knew acts of Manasseh : behold, they are written in that the Most High God ruled in the kingdom the book of the kings of Israel. His prayer of men, and that he appointeth over it whomalso, and how God was entreated of him, and soever he will: and thou his son, O Belshazzar, all his sins, and his trespass, and the places hast not humbled thine heart, though thou wherein he built high places, and set up knewest all this. Da. v. 21, 22. He (the groves, and graven images, before he was Lord) hath shewed thee, Oman, what is good; humbled, behold, they are written among the and what doth the Lord require of thee, but sayings of the seer. And (Amon the son of to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk Manasseh) humbled not himself before the humbly with thy God. Mi. vi. 8. The Spirit Lord, as Manasseh his father had humbled of the Lord is upon me, because he hath himself. 2 Ch. xxxiii. 12. 19. 23. Because anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor ; “thine" (" Josiah’s”) heart was tender, and he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to thou didst humble thyself before God, when preach deliverance to the captives, and rethou heardest his words against this place, covering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty and against the inhabitants thereof, and hum- them that are bruised. Lu. iv. 18. Blessed bledst thyself before me, and didst rend thy be ye poor, for your's is the kingdom of God. clothes, and weep before me; I have even Lu. vi. 20. Every one that exalteth himself heard thee also, saith the Lord. 2 Ch. xxxiv. shall be abased ; and he that humbleth himself 27. I abhor myself (said Job), and repent in shall be exalted. Lu. xviii. 14. But (let) the dust and ashes. Job xlii. 6. The Lord is rich (rejoice), in that he is made low; because nigh unto them that are of a broken heart, as the flower of the grass he shall pass away. and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Ps. Ja. i. 10. Be afflicted, and mourn (ye sinners), xxxiv. 18. The sacrifices of God are a broken and weep; let your laughter be turned to spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Ja. iv. thou wilt not despise. Ps. li. 17. Better it 9, 10. is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, For their's is the kingdom of heaven.] Rethan to divide the spoil with the proud. Pr. pent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. xvi. 19. A man's pride shall bring him low; Mat. iii. 2. Many shall come from the east but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. and from the west, and shall sit down with Pr. xxix. 23. Thus saith the high and lofty Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingOne that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is dom of God. Mat. viii. 11. Suffer the little Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, children to come unto me, and forbid them with him also that is of a contrite and humble not, for of such is the kingdom of God. Mar. spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and X. 14. Hearken, my beloved brethren, hath to revive the heart of the contrite ones. Is. not God chosen the poor of this world, rich in lvii. 15. The Spirit of the Lord God is upon faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath me, because the Lord hath anointed me to promised to them that love him? Ja. ii. 5. . preach good tidings unto the meek ; he hath 4 Are they that mourn, &c.] O Lord, resent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to pro- buke me not in thine anger, neither chasten claim liberty to the captives, and the opening me in thy hot displeasure : have mercy upon

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