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of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; Deither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to
principalities, and powers, in heavenly places, given him a náme which is above every'name; might be known, by the Church, the manifold that at the name of Jesus every knee should wisdom of God, according to the eternal pur- bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, pose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our and things under the earth. And that every Lord. Ep. iii. 8-ll. Be thou partaker of tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is the afflictions of the Gospel according to the Lord, to the glory of God the Father.' Phi. power of God, who hath saved us, and called ii. 9, 10, 11. Thou hast put all things in us with an holy calling, not according to our subjection under his feet. For in that he works ;- but according to his own purpose put all in subjection under him, he left noand grace, which was given us in Christ thing that is not put under him. But now we Jesus before the world began. 2 Ti. i. 9. see not yet all things put under him; but we · 27 Are delivered unto me.] All power is see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the given unto me in heaven and earth. Mat. angels for the suffering of death, crowned xxviii. 18. The Father loveth the Son, and with glory and honour, that he, by the grace hath given all things into his hand. John of God, should taste death for every iii. 35. As the Father raiseth up the dead, For it became him for whom are all things, and quickeneth them, even so the Son quick- and by whom are all things, in bringing many eneth whom he will. For the Father judgeth sons unto glory, to make the captain of their no man, but hath committed all judgment unto salvation perfect through sufferings. He. ii. the Son. That all men should honour the 7-10. (Jesus) who is gone into heaven, and Son, even as they honour the Father. He is on the right hand of God: angels, and that honoureth not the Son, honoureth not authorities, and powers being made subject the Father which hath sent him. For as the unto him. I Pe. iii. 22. Father hath life in himself, so hath he given No man knoweth the Son, but the Father.] to the Son to have life in himself; and hath No man knoweth who the Son is, but the given him authority to execute judgment also, Father; and who the Father is, but the Son ; because he is the Son of man. I can of mine and he to whom the Son will reveal him. own self do nothing. As I hear I judge (said Lu. X. 22. As the Father knoweth me, even so Jesus): and my judgment is just; because I know I the Father ; and I lay down my life seek not mine own will, but the will of the for the sheep. John X. 15. Father which hath sent me. John v. 21-30. Neither knoweth any man the Father, save Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all the Son.] No man hath seen God at any things into his hands, and that he was come time ; the only begotten Son, which is in the from God, and went to God, he riseth from sup- bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. per, and took a towel, and began to wash his John i. 18. Not that any man hath seen the disciples' feet, &c. John xiii. 3, &c. Thou hast Father, save he which is of God, he hath given him power over all flesh, that he should seen the Father. John vi. 46. As the Father give eternal life to as many as thou hast given knoweth me, even so know I the Father; and I him. John xvii. 2. He must reign till he lay down my life for the sheep. John X. 15. hath put all enemies under his feet. 1 Co. Jesus saith unto him (Thomas), I am the way, XV. 25. The last enemy that shall be de- and the truth, and the life : no man cometh stroyed is death ; for he hath put all things unto the Father but by me; if ye had known under his feet. But when he saith all things me, ye should have known my Father also ; are put under him, it is manifest that he is and from henceforth ye know him, and have excepted which did put all things under him. seen him. Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew 1 Co. xv. 26, 27. I cease not to give thanks us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus for you, that ye may know what is the ex- saith unto him, Have I been so long time ceeding greatness of his power (of the God of with you, and yet hast thou not known me, our Lord Jesus Christ) to us-ward, who be- Philip? He that hath seen me hath seen the lieve according to the working of his mighty Father, and how sayest thou then, Shew us power ; which he wrought in Christ, when he the Father. John xiv. 6-9. As thou (the raised him from the dead, and set him at his Father) hast given him (Jesus) power over own right hand in the heavenly places, far all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as above all principality, and power, and might, many as thou hast given him. And this is life and dominion, and every name that is named, eternal, that they might know thee, the only not only in this world, but also in that which true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast is to come: And hath put all things under his sent. I have manifested thy name unto the feet, and gave him to be the head over all men which thou gavest me out of the world : things to the church, which is his body, the thine they were, and thou gavest them me, fulness of him that filleth all in all. Ep. i. and they have kept thy word. O righteous 19-23. God hath also exalted him, and Father, the world hath not known thee, and 28 whomsoever the Son will reveal him. Come unto me, all ye
that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
these have known that thou hast sent me. him take the water of life freely. Re. And I have declared unto them thy name, xxii. 17. and will declare it. That the love wherewith All ye that labour.] “ They" (* the Scribes thou hast loved me may be in them and I in and Pharisees”) bind heavy burdens and them. John xvii. 2, 3. 6. 25, 26. Whosoever grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's denieth the Son, the same hath not the Fa- shoulders; but they themselves will not move ther (but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath them with one of their fingers. Mat. xxiii
. the Father also). I John ii. 23. We know 4. Unto Adam he (God) said, Because thon that we are of God, and the whole world lieth hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, in wickedness. And we know the Son of and hast eaten of the tree of which I comGod is come, and hath given us an under- manded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it, standing, that we may know him that is cursed is the ground for thy sake. In sor true, and we are in him that is true, even in row shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, life. Thorns also and thistles shall it bring and eternal life. I John v. 19, 20. Who- forth unto thee ; and thou shalt eat the herb soever transgresseth, and abideth not in the of the field. In the sweat of thy face shalt doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that thou eat bread till thou return unto the abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath ground, for out of it wast thou taken ; for dust both the Father and the Son. 2. John 9. thou art, and unto dust shalt thou retum.
Come unto me.] Look unto me, and be ye Ge. iii. 17, 18, 19. Man is born unto trouble saved, all the ends of the earth : for I am God, as the sparks fly upward. Job v. 7. Man and there is none else; I have sworn by my. that is born of woman is of few days and full self, the word is gone out of my mouth in of trouble. Job xiv. 1. Day and night thy righteousness, and shall not return : that hand was heavy upon me, my moisture is unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue turned into the drought of summer. Pa shall swear. Surely shall one say, In the xxxii. 4. Mine iniquities are gone over mine Lord have I righteousness and strength, even head : as an heavy burden they are too heavy to him shall men come, and all that are in- for me. Ps. xxxviii. 4. For we are consumed censed against him shall be ashamed. In the by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, troubled. Ps. xc. 7. Thou bast set our inand shall glory. Is. xlv. 22–25. He (the iquities before thee, our secret sins in the Messiah) shall grow up before him as a light of thy countenance. For all our days tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground. are passed away in thy wrath, we spend our He hath no form or comeliness, and when we years as a tale that is told. The days of out shall see him, there is no beauty that we years are threescore years and ten ; and if by should desire him. He is despised and re- reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet jected of men, a man of sorrows and ac- is their strength labour and sorrow, for it is quainted with grief, and we hid as it were soon cut off and we fly away. Ps. Ac. 8, 9, our faces from him; he was despised, and we 10. All things are full of labour, man cannot esteemed him not. Is. liii. 2, 3. Ho! every utter it; the eye is not satisfied with seeing, one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and nor the ear filled with hearing. I have seen he that hath no money, come ye, buy and all the works that are done under the sun, eat; yea, come buy wine and milk without and behold, all is vanity and vexation of money, and without price. Wherefore do ye spirit. Ec. i. 8. 14. for what hath man of spend money for that which is not bread ? all his labour, and of the vexation of his And your labour for that which satisfieth not? heart, wherein he hath laboured under the Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that sun?' For all his days are sorrows, and his which is good, and let your soul delight itself travail grief, yea, his heart taketh not rest in in fatness. Is. Iv. 1, 2. Incline your ear and the night: this is also vanity. Ec. ii. 22. 23
. come unto me; hear, and your soul shall live; There is one alone, and there is not a second; and I will make an everlasting covenant with yea, he hath neither child nor brother, yet is you, even the sure mercies of David. Is. Iv. there no end of all his labour; neither is his 3. All that the Father giveth me shall come eye satisfied with riches ; neither, saith her to me; and him that cometh to me I will in For whom do I labour and bereave my soul of no wise cast out. John vi. 37. In the last good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood travail. Ec. iv. 8. Ahi sinful nation, and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him people laden with iniquity; a seed of evil come to me and drink. John vii. 37. And doers; children that are corrupters: they the spirit and the bride say, Come; and let have forsaken the Lord; they have provoked him that heareth say, Come. And let him the Holy One of Israel unto anger;
they are that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let gone away backward. Is. i. 4. The Lord
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and 29
hath anointed me (Christ) to comfort all the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall that mourn, to appoint unto them that mourn find rest for your souls; but they said, We will in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, not walk therein. Je. vi. 16. It is a righteous the oil of joy for mourning, the garment thing with God to recompense tribulation to of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that them that trouble you; and to you who are they might be called the Trees of righte- troubled, rest with us, when the Lord Jesus ousness, The planting of the Lord, that he shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty might be glorified. Is. Ixi. 3. To this angels. 2 The. i. 7. Let us therefore fear, man will I look (saith God), even to him lest a promise being left us of entering into that is poor, and of a contrite spirit, and his rest, any of you should seem to come tremblech at my word. Is. Ixvi. 2. Where- short of it. He. iv. 1. with shall I come before the Lord, and bow 29 My yoke.] See chap. vii. 24. While myself before the High God? Shall I come he (Peter) yet spake (on the mount of transbefore him with burnt-offerings, with calves figuration), behold, a bright cloud overof a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with shadowed them ; and behold, a voice out of thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, rivers of oil ? Shall I give my first-born for in whom I am well pleased : hear ye him. my transgression, the fruit of my body for Mat. xvii. 5. To them that are without law the sin of my soul? He hath shewed thee, O (I became, said Paul), as without law (being man, what is good : and what doth the Lord not without law to God, but under the law require of thee, but to do justly, and to love to Christ), that I might gain them that are mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?without law. I Co. ix. 21. Though we walk in Mi. vi. 6, 7, 8. Now therefore why tempt ye the flesh, we do not war after the flesh, casting God, to put a yoke on the neck of the dis- down imaginations, and every high thing that ciples (said Peter), which neither our fathers exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, nor we were able to bear? Ac. xv. 10. I and bringing into captivity every thought to delight in the law of God after the inward the obedience of Christ. 2 Co. X. 5. For man, but I see another law in my members, ye know what commandments we gave you warring against the law of my mind, and by the Lord Jesus. 1 The. iv. 2. The Lord bringing me into captivity to the law of sin Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his which is in my members. O wretched man that mighty angels in flaming fire, taking venI am, who shall deliver me from the body of geance on them that know not God, and that this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ obey not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. our Lord. So then with the mind I myself 2 The. i. 8. Being made perfect, he (Jesus) serve the law of God ; but with the flesh the became the author of eternal salvation unto law of sin. Ro. vii. 22–25. Stand fast all them that obey him. He. v. 9. therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath And learn of me.] See verse 27. Go theremade us free, and be not entangled again with fore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the yoke of bondage. Ga. v. i.
the name of the Father, and of the Son, and And I will give you rest.] See verse 29. of the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, all things whatsoever I have commanded O Lord, and teachest him out of thy law, you. Mat. xxviii. 19, 20. Why call ye me that thou mayest give him rest from the days Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I of adversity, until the pit be digged for the say? Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth wicked. Ps. xciv. 12, 13. Return unto thy my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew rest, O my soul, for the Lord hath dealt you to whom he is like: he is like a man bountifully with thee. Ps. cxvi. 7. In that which built an house, and digged deep, and day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall laid the foundation on a rock, and when the stand for an ensign of the people, to it shall flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glo- that house, and could not shake it, for it was rious. Is. xi. 10. This is the rest where- founded upon a rock. La. vi. 46. 48. Then with ye may cause the weary to rest. And they (the Gadarenes) went out to see, and this is the refreshing : yet they would not came to Jesus, and found the man out of hear. Is. xxviii. 12. Thus saith the Lord whom the devils were departed, sitting at thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, I am the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind, the Lord thy God, which teacheth thee to and they were afraid. Lu. viii. 35. And profit, which leadeth thee by the way that “she” (“Martha") had a sister called Mary, thou shouldest go. Oh that thou hadst heark- which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his ened to my commandments! Then had thy word; but Martha was cumbered about much peace been as a river, and thy righteousness serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, as the waves of the sea. Is. xlviii. 17, 18. dost thou not care that my sister hath left Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that and see, and ask for the old paths, where is she help me. And Jesus answered and said
30 lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my
yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful, and they went, and entered into a village of and troubled about many things, but one the Samaritans to make ready for him. thing is needful, and Mary hath chosen that And they did not receive him, because his good part which shall not be taken away face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. from her. Lu. X. 39–42. I have given And when his disciples, James and John, saw you an example (in washing his disciples' this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we comfeet) that ye should do as I have done to you mand fire to come down from heaven, and (said Jesus). John xiii. 15. For Moses truly consume them, even as Elias did? But he said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the turned and rebuked them, and said, Ye know Lord your God raise up unto you of your not what manner of spirit ye are of, for the brethren, like unto me, him shall ye hear in Son of man is not come to destroy men's all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. lives, but to save them. Lu. ix. 51-56. And it shall come to pass, that every soul Now I Paul myself beseech you, by the which will not hear that prophet, shall be meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in destroyed from among the people. Ac. iii. presence am base among you, but being absent 22, 23. This is that Moses which said unto am bold toward you. 2 Co. x. l. (Christ) the children of Israel, A prophet shall the made himself of no reputation, and took upon Lord your God raise up unto you of your him the form of a servant, and was made in brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear. the likeness of men ; and being found in Ac. vii. 37. But ye have not so learned fashion as a man, he humbled himself
, and Christ, if so be that ye have heard him, and became obedient unto death, even the death have been taught by him, as the truth is in of the cross. Phi. ii. 7, 8. For even hereJesus. Ep. iv. 20, 21. Let this mind be in unto (to suffer patiently) were ye called, beyou which was also Christ Jesus. Phi. ii. cause Christ also suffered for us, leaving us 5. He that saith, He abideth in him, ought an example that ye should follow his steps, himself also so to walk, even as he walked. who did no sin, neither was guile found in 1 John ii. 6. See chap. xx. 25.
his mouth : who, when he was reviled, reviled For I am meek and lowly of heart.] He not again, when he suffered, he threatened shall not strive nor cry, neither shall any man not; but committed himself to him that judgeth hear his voice in the streets, a bruised reed righteously. 1 Pe. ii. 21-23. shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he And ye shall find rest unto your souls.) See not quench, till he send forth judgment unto verse 28. We which have believed do enter into victory. Mat. xii. 19, 20. Tell ye the rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh if they shall enter into my rest : although the unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and works were finished from the foundation of a colt the foal of an ass. Mat. xxi. 5. Now the world. For he spake in a certain place the man Moses was very meek, above all the of the seventh day on this wise. And God men which were upon the face of the earth. did rest the seventh day from all his works. Nu. xii. 3. Lord, my heart is not haughty, And in this place again. If they shall enter nor mine eyes lofty ; neither do I exercise into my rest. Seeing therefore it remaineth myself in great matters, or in things too high that some must enter therein; and they to for me. Ps. cxxxi. 1. Behold, my servant whom it (the gospel) was first preached entered whom I uphold, mine elect in whom my soul not in because of unbelief: let us labour delighteth, I have put my Spirit upon him; therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles, fall after the same example of unbelief. He. he shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his iv. 3-6. 11. voice to be heard in the street: a bruised 30 My yoke is easy.) Her (wisdom's) ways reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths shall he not quench ; he shall bring forth are peace. Pr. ir. 17. What doth the Lord judgment unto truth, he shall not fail, nor be God require of thee, but to do justly, and to discouraged till he have set judgment in the love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God! earth, and the isles shall wait for his law. Mi. vi. 8. Why tempt ye God (said Peter) Is. xlii
. 1-4. Rejoice greatly, o daughter to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples ! of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem; be- For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to hold, thy King cometh unto thee. He is just, us, to lay upon " you" ("the churches") no and having salvation, lowly, and riding upon greater burden than these necessary things an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. &c. Ac. xv. 10. 28. Stand fast therefore in 2e. ix. 9. It came to pass when the time the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us was come that he (Jesus) should be received free, and be not entangled again with the up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jeru. yoke of bondage; for, brethren, ye have been salem. And sent messengers before his face, called unto liberty: but if ye be led by the CHAPTER XII.
At that time Jesus went on the sabbath-day through the corn; l and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they 2 said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful
Spirit, ye are not under the law. Ga. v. 1. he went into the house of God, and did take 18. This is the love of God, that we keep and eat the shew-bread, and gave also to them his commandments, and his commandments that were with him, which it is not lawful to are not grievous. 1 John v. 3.
eat, but for the priests alone? And he said Burden is light.] In the world ye shall unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have of the sabbath. Lu. vi. 1-5. overcome the world. John xvi. 33. Blessed To pluck the ears of corn.) When thou be God, who comforteth us in all our tribula- comest into the standing corn of thy neightion, that we may be able to comfort them bour, then thou mayest pluck the ears with which are in any trouble by the comfort thine hand, but thou shalt not move a sickle wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. unto thy neighbour's standing corn. Des For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, xxiii. 25. so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. 2 Behold, thy disciples do that which is not 2 Co. i. 4, 5. For our light affliction which lawful.] See verse 10. Six days shalt thou is but for a moment, worketh for us a far labour, and do all thy work, but the seventh more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in 2 Co. iv. 17. My grace is sufficient for thee, it thou shalt not do any work, thou nor thy for my strength is made perfect in weakness ; son, nor thy daughter, thy man servant, nor most gladly therefore will I rather glory in thy maid servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy my infirmities, that the power of Christ may stranger that is within thy gates; for in six rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in days the Lord made heaven and earth, the infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in sea, and all that in them is, and rested the persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake; seventh day, wherefore the Lord blessed the for when I am weak, then am I strong. 2 Co. sabbath-day, and hallowed it. Ex. xx. 9-11. xii. 9, 10. I can do all things through Christ Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the which strengtheneth me. Phi. iv. 13. seventh day thou shalt rest; that thine ox
and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy CHAP. XII.—1 Went on the sabbath-day.] handmaid, and the stranger, &c. Ex. xxiii. And it came to pass, that he went through 12. Six days may work be done; but in the the corn-fields on the sabbath-day, and his seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the disciples began, as they went, to pluck the Lord, whosoever doeth any work in the sabears of corn. And the Pharisees said unto bath-day, he shall surely be put to death. It him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath. (the sabbath) is a sign between me and the day that which is not lawful ? And he said children of Israel for ever ; for in six days the unto them, Have ye never read what David Lord made heaven and earth, and on the did when he had need, and was an hungred, seventh day he rested, and was refreshed. he and they that were with him ? How he Ex. xxxi. 15. 17. Six days shall work be went into the house of God in the days of done, but on the seventh day there shall be Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the shew-bread, which is not lawful to eat but for Lord, whosoever doeth work therein shall be the priests, and gave also to them which were put to death. Ex. xxxv. 2. . And while the with him? And he said unto them. The children of Israel were in the wilderness, they sabbath was made for man, and not man for found a man that gathered sticks upon the the sabbath, therefore the Son of man is Lord sabbath-day. And they that found him gatheralso of the sabbath. Mar. ii. 23, 24—28. ing sticks brought him unto Moses and And it came to pass, on the second sabbath Aaron, and unto all the congregation. And after the first, that he went through the corn- they put him in ward, because it was not fields, and his disciples plucked the ears of declared what should be done to him. And corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands. the Lord said unto Moses, The man shall be And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, surely put to death, all the congregation shall Why do ye that which is not lawful to do stone him with stones without the camp ; and on the sabbath-days? And Jesus answering all the congregation brought him without the them, said, Have ye not read so much as this ? camp, and stoned him with stones, and he What David did, when himself was an hun- died; as the Lord commanded Moses. Na gred, and they which were with him ; how xv, 32-36. If thou turn away thy foot from