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MATT. XXI. 42–44.

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VER. 44. the stone which the builders disalIowed, the same is made the head of | θλασθήσεται εφ' όν δ' αν σίση, λικμήσει

Και ο σεσων επί τον λίθον τούτον, συνthe comer, And a stone of stumbling,

αυτόν. . and a rock of offence, even to thein which stumble at the word, being dis

And a whosoever shall fult on this stone obedient : whereunto also they were

shall be broken : b but on whomsoever it appointed, 1 Pet. ii. 4-8.

shall fall, it will grind him to powder. 6 Behold ye among the heathen, a Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and regard, and wonder marvellously: and ye perish from the way, when his for I will work a work in your days, wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed which ye will not believe, though it be are all they that put their trust in him, told you, Hab. i. 5. Beware there- Psal. ii. 12. And he shall be for a fore, lest that come upon you, which sanctuary; but for a stone of stumis spoken of in the prophets; Behold, bling and for a rock of offence to ye despisers, and wonder, and perish : both the houses of Israel, for a gin for I work a work in your days, a work and for a snare to the inhabitants of which ye shall in no wise believe, Jerusalem. And many among them though a man declare it unto you, shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, Acts xiii. 40, 41.

and be shared, and be taken, Isa. viii.

14, 15. For the nation and kingdom VER. 43.

that will not serve thee shall perish; Ald TOŪTO Néyo ipir, örı åpbńcetas å' yea, those nations shall be utterly wastυμών και βασιλεία του Θεού, και δοθήσεται | ed, lx. 12. And in that day win I έθνει σοιούνται τους καρπούς αυτής. . make Jerusalem a burdensome stone Therefore say I unto you, a The king

for all people : all that burden themdom of God shall be taken from you, and selves with it shall be cut in pieces, given to ba nation bringing forth the though all the people of the earth be fruits thereof.

gathered together against it, Zech.

xii. 3. And blessed is he, whoso* And I say unto you, That many

ever shall not be offended in me, shall come from the east and west, Matt. xi. 6. Whosoever shall fall and shall sit down with Abraham, upon that stone shall be broken ; but and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom on whomsoever it shall fall, it will of heaven. But the children of the grind him to powder, Luke xx. 18. kingdom shall be cast into outer dark- Many therefore of his disciples, when ness: there shall be weeping and they had heard this, said, This is an gnashing of teeth, Matt. viii. 11. 12. hard saying ; who can hear it? When But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of Jesus knew in himself that his disciples God, then the kingdom of God is murmured at it, he said unto them, come unto you, xii. 28. They say Doth this offend you? From that time unto him, He will miserably destroy many of his disciples went back, and those wicked men, and will let out walked no more with him, John vi. 60. his vineyard unto other husbandmen, 61. 66. But if our Gospel be bid, which shall render him the fruits in it is hid to them that are lost: In their seasons, xxi. 41.

whom the god of this world hath b And ye shall be unto me a king- blinded the minds of them which bedom of priests, and an holy nation. lieve not lest the light of the glorious These are the words which thou shalt Gospel of Christ, who is the image of speak unto the children of Israel, God, should shine unto them, 2 Cor. Exod. xix. 6. Open ye the gates, iv. 3, 4. And a stone of stumbling, that the righteous nation which keep- and a rock of offence, even to them eth the truth may enter in, Isa. xxvi. 2. which stumble at the word, being disBut ye are a chosen generation, a obedient: whereunto also they were royal priesthood, an holy nation, a appointed, 1 Pet. ii. 8. peculiar people ; that ye should shew b The Son of man goeth as it is forth the praises of him who hath written of him: but woe unto that called you out of darkness into his man by whom the Son of man is bemarvellous light, 1 Pet. ii. 9. trayed! it had been good for that

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MATT. XXI. 44-46.

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man if he had not been born, Matt. Pharisees, c had heard his parables, they Xxvi. 24. Then answered all the perceived that he spake of them. people, and said, His blood be on us, a See on chap. ii. ver. 4. clause 1. and on our children, xxvii. 25. Thou See on chap. iii. ver. 7. clause 1. shalt break them with a rod of iron ; c And they sought to lay hold on thou shalt dash them in pieces like a him, but feared the people : for they potter's vessel, Psal. ii. 9. Thine knew that he had spoken the parable hand shall find out all thine enemies : against them : and they left him, and thy right hand shall find out those went their way, Mark xii. 12. Then that hate thee. Thou shalt make answered one of the Lawyers, and them as a fiery oven in the time of said unto him, Master, thus saying thine anger : the Lord shall swallow thou reproachest us also, Luke xi. 45. them up in his wrath, and the fire and the Chief Priests and the Scribes shall devour them, xxi. 8, 9. The the same hour sought to lay hands on LORD at thy right hand shall strike him; and they feared the people : through kings in the day of his wrath. for they perceived that he had spoken He shall judge among the heathen, he this parable against them, xx. 19. shall fill the places with the dead bo- If our heart condemn us, God is dies; he shall wound the heads over greater than our heart, and knoweth many countries, cx. 5,6. Thou sawest all things, 1 John iii. 20. till that a stone was cut out without

VER. 46. hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and

Και ζητούντες αυτόν κρατήσαι, εφοβήθηbrake them to pieces. Then was the

σαν τους όχλους, επειδή ως στροφήτην αυτόν iron, the clay, the brass, the silver,

είχον. and the gold, broken to pieces to

But when a they sought to lay hands gether, and become like the chaff of on him, they feared the multitude, bethe summer threshing-floors, and the

cause they took him for a prophet. wind carried them away, that no a He that reproveth a scorner getplace was found for them: and the teth to himself shame : and he that stone that smote the image became a rebuketh a wicked man getteth himgreat mountain, and filled the whole self a blot. Reprove not a scorner, earth, Dan. ii. 34, 35. And in the lest he hate thee : rebuke a wise man, days of these kings shall the God of and he will love thee. Give instrucheaven set up a kingdom, which shall tion to a wise man, and he will yet be never be destroyed : and the kingdom wiser : teach a just man, and he will shall not be left to other people, but increase in learning, Prov. ix. 7-9. it shall break in pieces and consume A scorner loveth not one that reall these kingdoms, and it shall stand proveth him: neither will he go unto for ever. Forasmuch as thou sawest the wise, xv. 12. The world cannot that the stone was cut out of the hate you ; but me it hateth, because mountain without hands, and that it I testify of it, that the works thereof brake in pieces the iron, the brass, are evil, John vii. 7. the clay, the silver, and the gold; b And the multitude said, This is the great God hath made known to Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Gathe king what shall come to pass here- lilee, Matt. xxi. 11, And there came after : and the dream is certain, and a fear on all: and they glorified God, the interpretation thereof sure, 44, 45. saying, That a great prophet is risen Forbidding us to speak to the Gen- up among us; and, That God hath tiles that they might be saved, to fill visited his people, Luke vii. 16. Now up their sins alway: for the wrath is when the Pharisee which had bidden come upon them to the uttermost him saw it, he spake within himself, 1 Thess. ii. 16.

saying, This man, if he were a proVER. 45.

phet, would have known who and

what manner of woman this is that Kal éxoúsarTEC o 'AsXtecers xai oi toucheth him for she is a sinner, Dagicaño mas osagabonds autoī, igums ar 39. Many of the people therefore, ότι σερί αυτών λέγει.

when they heard this saying, said, And when the a Chief Priests and Of a truth this is the Prophet. Others

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MATT. XXI. 46.-XXII. 1-3.

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said, This is the Christ. But some sanctify and cleanse it with the washsaid, Shall Christ come out of Gali-ing of water by the word, That he lee? John vii. 40, 41. Ye men of might present it to himself a glorious Israel, hear these words ; Jesus of Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or Nazareth, a man approved of God any such thing; but that it should be among you by miracles and wonders holy and without blemish. So ought and signs, which God did by him in men to love their wives as their own the midst of you, as ye yourselves bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth also know, Acts ii. 22.

himself. For no man ever yet hated CHAP. XXII.-VER. 1. his own flesh; but nourisheth and Και αποκριθείς ο Ιησούς, σάλιν είπεν | cherisheth it, even as the Lord the αυτοίς, εν σαραβολαίς, λέγων·

Church: For we are members of his And Jesus answered a and spake unto body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

For this cause shall a man leave his them again by parubles, and said,

father and mother, and shall be joina See on chap. xiii. ver. 3. clause 1. ed unto his wife, and they two shall VER. 2.

be one flesh. This is a great mystery : Ωμοιώθη και βασιλεία των ουρανών ανθρώπων | but I speak concerning Christ and the Baciasī, &STIÇ ÉTOInge gépous vio avtoữ. Church, Eph. v. 24–32. Let us be

The a kingdom of heaven is like unto glad and rejoice, and give honour to a certain king, which made a mar him: for the marriage of the Lamb is riage for his son.

come, and his wife hath made herself a See on chap.üi. ver. 2. clause 2. ready. And to her was granted that 1 Hearken, o daughter, and con she should be arrayed in fine linen, sider, and incline thine ear; forget clean and white : for the fine linen is also thine own people, and thy fa- the righteousness of saints. And he ther's house ; So shall the king greatly saith unto me, Write, Blessed are desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; they which are called unto the marand worship thou him. And the riage supper of the Lamb. - And he daughter of Tyre shall be there with a saith unto me, These are the true say. gift ; even the rich among the people ings of God, Rev. xix. 7-9. shall intreat thy favour. The king's

VER. 3. daughter is all glorious within: her

Και απέστειλε τους δούλους αυτού καλέ . clothing is of wrought gold. She shall

σαι τους κεκλημένους εις τους γάμους και be brought unto the king in raiment

ουκ ήθελον ελθείν. . of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be And a sent forth his servants to call brought unto thee.

With gladness

them b that were bidden to the wedding : and rejoicing shall they be brought:

cand they would not come. they shall enter into the king's pa 2 And saying, Repent ye: for the lace. Instead of thy fathers shall be kingdom of heaven is at hand, Matt. thy children, whom thou mayest make iii. 2. But go rather to the lost sheep princes in all the earth, Psal. xlv. of the house of Israel. And as ye go, 10—16. He that hath the bride is preach, saying, The kingdom of heathe bridegroom : but the friend of the ven is at hand, x. 6, 7. Wisdom bridegroom, which standeth and hear- hath builded her house, she hath hewn eth him, rejoiceth greatly because of out her seven pillars, she hath killed the bridegroom's voice: this my joy her beasts; she hath mingled her therefore is fulfilled, John iï. 29. For wine ; she hath also furnished her taI am jealous over you with a godly ble. She hath sent forth her maidens: jealousy: for I have espoused you to she crieth upon the highest places of one husband, that I may present you the city, Prov. ix. 1-3. And it sball as a chaste virgin to Christ, 2 Cor. be said in that day, Lo, this is our xi. 2. Therefore as the church is God; we have waited for him, and subject unto Christ, so let the wives be he will save us : this is the LORD; to their own husbands in every thing. we have waited for him, we will be Husbands, love your wives, even as glad and rejoice in his salvation, Christ also loved the Church, and Îsa. Ixv. 9. Ho, every one that thirstgave himself for it; That he might eth, come ye to the waters, and he

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MATT. XXII. 3.

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that hath no money; come ye, buy, prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his and eat; yea, come, buy wine and guests, Zeph. i. 7. milk without money and without price. • Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thqu that Wherefore do ye spend money for killest the prophets, and stonest them that which is not bread? and your la- which are sent unto thee, how often bour for that which satisfieth not? would I have gathered thy children hearken diligently unto me, and eat together, even as a hen gathereth her ye that which is good, and let your chickens under her wings, and ye soul delight itself in fatness, lv. i, 2. would not! Matt. xxiii. 37. I am the And he called unto him the twelve, Lord thy God, which brought thee out and began to send them forth by two of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth and two; and gave them power over wide, and I will till it. But my people unclean spárits; And commanded would not hearken to myvoice; and Is. them that they should take nothing rael would none of me. So I gave them for their journey, save a staff only; up unto their own hearts' sust: and no scrip, no bread, no money in their they walked in their own counsels, purse : But be shod with sandals; and Psal. lxxxi. 10–12. Because I have not put on two coats. And he said called, and ye refused; I have stretchunto them, In what place soever ye ed out my hand, and no man regarded; enter into an kouse, there abide till But ye have set at nought all my ye depart from that place. And who counsel, and would none of my reproof, soever shall not receive you, nor hear Prov. i. 24, 25. For thus saith the you, when ye depart thence, shake off Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In the dust under your feet for a testi- returning and rest shall ye be saved ; mony against them. Verily I say unto in quietness and in confidence shall you, It shall be more tolerable for So- be your strength; and ye would not, dom and Gomorrha in the day of judg. Isa. xxx. 15. Thus saith the LORD, mentthan forthatcity, Mark vi.7-11. Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask Then he called his twelve disciples for the old paths, where is the good together, and gave them power and way, and walk therein, and ye shall authority over all devils, and to cure find rest for your souls. But they diseases. And he sent them to preach said, We will not walk therein. Also the kingdom of God, and to heal the I set watchmen over you, saying, sick. And he said unto them, Take Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. nothing for your journey, neither But they said, We will not hearken, staves, nor scrip, neither bread, nei. Jer. vi. 16, 17. As they called them, ther money; neither have two coats so they went from them : they sacriapiece. And whatsoever house ye ficed unto Balaam, and burned inenter into, there abide, and thence cense to graven images, Hos. xi. 2. depart. And whosoever will not re- And my people are bent to backsliding ceive you, when ye go out of that city, from me: though they called them to shake off the very dust from your feet the most High, none at all would exfor a testimony against them. And alt him, 7. Jerusalem, Jerusalem, they departed, and went through the which killest the prophets, and stontowns, preaching the Gospel, and est them that are sent unto thee; healing every where, Luke ix. 146. how often would I have gathered And when one of them that sat at thy children together, as a hen meat with him heard these things, he doth gather her brood under her said unto him, Blessed is he that wings, and ye would not ! Luke xiii. shall eat bread in the kingdom of 34. But those my enemies, which God. Then said he unto him, Acer would not that I should reign over tain man made a great supper, and them, bring hither, and slay them bebade many: And sent his servant at fore me, xix. 27. And ye will not come supper-time to say to them that were to me, that ye might have life, John bidden, Come; for all things are now

V. 40.

Then Paul and Barnabas ready, xiv. 15—17.

waxed bold, and said, It was neces• Hold thy peace at the presence of sary that the word of God should the Lord God: for the day of the first have been spoken to you: but LORD is at hand: for the Lord hath seeing ye put it from you, and judge

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MATT. XXII. 3-5.

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yourselves unworthy of everlasting she hath killed her beasts; she hath life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles, Acts mingled her wine; she hath also furxiii. 46. But to Israel he saith, Au nished her table, Prov. ix. 1, 2. I am day long I have stretched forth my come into my garden, my sister, my hand unto a disobedient and gainsay- spouse : I have gathered my myrrh ing people, Rom. 1. 21. See that ye with my spice ; I have eaten my refuse not him that speaketh. For if honeycomb with my honey; I have they escaped not who refused him that drunk my wine with my milk; eat, spake on earth, much more shall not o friends ; drink, yea, drink abundwe escape, if we turn away from him antly, O beloved, Cant. v. 1. This that speaketh from heaven, Heb. xii. 25. is the bread which cometh down from VER. 4.

heaven, that a man may eat thereof, Πάλιν απέστειλεν άλλους δούλους, λέγων· and not die. I am the living bread Είπατε τους κεκλημένους ιδού, το άριστον which came down from heaven: if μου ητοίμασα, οι ταύροί μου και τα σιτισ

any man eat of this bread, he shall τα τεθυμένα, και πάντα έτοιμα δεύτε live for ever: and the bread that εις τους γάμους:

I will give is my flesh, which I will Again, he sent forth a other servants, Jews therefore strove among them

give for the life of the world. The saying, Tell them which are bidden, Be- selves, saying, How can this give hold, I have prepured my dinner : my us his flesh to eat? Then Jesus said oren and my fatlings are killed, Cand ati

unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto things are ready: come unto the marriage. you, Except ye eat the flesh of the

a After these things the Lord ap-Son of man, and drink his blood, ye pointed other seventy also, and sent have no life in you. Whoso eateth them two and two before his face into my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath every city and place, whither he him. eternal life ; and I will raise him up self would come. Therefore said he at the last day. For my flesh is meat unto them, the harvest truly is great, indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. but the labourers are few: pray ye He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh therefore the Lord of the harvest, that my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in he would send forth labourers into his him. As the living Father hath sent harvest. Go your ways : behold, I me, and I live by the Father : so he send you forth as lambs among wolves. that eateth me, even he shall live by Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor me, John vi. 50—57. He that spared shoes : and salute no man by the way. not his own Son, but delivered him And into whatsoever house ye enter, up for us all, how shall he not with first say, Peace be to this house. And if him also freely give us all things ? the son of peace be there, your peace Rom. vii. 32. Purge out therefore shall rest upon it : if not, it shall turn the old leaven, that ye may be a new to you again, Luke x. 1–6. That re. lump, as ye are unleavened. For even pentance and remission of sins should Christ our Passover is sacrificed for be preached in his name among all us : Therefore let us keep the feast, nations, beginning at Jerusalem, xxiv. not with old leaven, neither with the 47. But ye shall receive power, after leaven of malice and wickedness; that the Holy Ghost is come upon you : but with the unleavened bread of sinand

ye

shall be witnesses unto me cerity and truth, 1 Cor. v. 7,8. both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa, c For thou, LORD, art good, and and in Samaria, and unto the utter- ready to forgive; and plenteous in most part of the earth, Acts i. 8. mercy unto all them that call upon Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, thee, Psal. lxxxvi. 5. And sent his and said, It was necessary that the servant at supper time to say to them word of God should first have been that were bidden, Come; for all things spoken to you : but seeing ye put it are now ready, Luke xiv. 17. from you, and judge yourselves un

VER. 5. worthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles, xiii. 46.

Οι δε αμελήσαντες, απήλθον· ό μεν εις b Wisdom hath builded her house,

τον ίδιον αγρόν, ο δε εις την εμπορίας αυτού. she bath hewn out her seven pillars : but they a made light of it, and went

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