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Bethany.

And when the people were gathered Anno
Luk. xi. 29. thick together, he began to say, “ This car: 32,

" is an evil generation : they seek a
« fign, and there shall no sign be given

it, but the sign of Jonas the pro-
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phet. For as Jonas was a sign to “ the Ninivites, fo shall also the Son “ of Man be to this generation. The

(a) Queen of the south shall rise up

in the judgment with the men of “ this generation, and condemn them ; " for she came from the utmost

parts “ of the earth, to hear the 'wisdom of

“ Solomon, and behold a greater than 32.

Solomon is here. The men of (b) Ni-
“ niveh shall rise up in the judgment
“ with this generation, and thall con-
“ demn it: for they repented at the

preaching of Jonas; and behold a
greater than Jonas is hera. No man

when he hath lighted a candle, put-
“ teth ir in a secret place, neither un-
“ der a bushel; but on a candlestick,

" that they which come in may see the
34. light. The light of the body is the

eye : therefore when thine eye is
single, thy whole body also is full
of light: but when thine eye is evil,
thy body also is full of darkness.

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(a) Queen of the South. in i Kings x.i. She is call the Queen of Sheba or Saba, the Metropolis of Sahæa, a part of Arabia felix, which lay south from Jerusalem.

(b) Niniveh, a very great Town, on the Eaft fide of the River Tigris, che Metropolis of AlSyria.

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Ætat. 32.,.“ which is in thee be not darkness. Luk: xi.
Minist. 3. “ If thy whole body therefore be full 36:

" of light, having no part dark, the
« whole shall be full of light, as when
“ the bright shining of a candle doth

give thee light.

SECT. XCV.

Jesus is invited to Dinner by a Pha

risee, he inveighs against the Hy-
pocrites who laid Snares for
him.

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with him: and he went in and fat
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And when the Phari-38.
fee saw it, he marvelled that he had
not first washed before dinner. And

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the Lord said unto him, “Now do

Pharisees make clean the outside
of the cup and the platter : but your
" inward part is full of ravening and
" wickedness. Ye fools, did not he
" that made that which is without,
“ make that which is within also
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as ye have: and behold all such
things are clean unto you. But wo 42.

unto you Pharisees: for ye tithe mint
“ and rue, and all manner of herbs,
" and pass over judgment and the love

of

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Bethany : "of God: these ye cught to have done, Anno Luko xi. “ and not to leave the other undone! Ætar. 32:

. “ Wounto your Pharisees; for ye love

the uppermost seats in the Synagogue, " and greetings in the Markets. We

unto you Scribes and Pharisees, Hy-
“ pocrites : for ye are as graves which

appear not, and the men that walk
over them, are not aware of them,

" Then answered one of the Lawyers,
45.“ and faid unto him; Master, thus
46. saying, thou reproachejt us also. And
hé faid, “ Wo unto you alfo ye Law-

yers; for ye lade men with burthens “ grievous to be born, and ye your

“ felves touch not the burthens with
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one of your fingers. Wo unto you:
for ye build the Sepulchres of the

Prophets, and your Fathers kill'd
"them. Truly ye bear Witness that

ye allow the deeds of your Fathers : « for they.indeed killed them, and ye “ build their Sepulchres. Therefore

also said the wisdom of God, I will « send them Prophets and Apostles,

“ and some of them they shall flay $0

and perfecute: That the blood of all " the Prophets, which was shed from

the foundation of the world, may be $1. required of this generation; from the c blood of Abel unto the blood of Za.

charias, which perished berween the
« altar and the temple: Verily I say

unto you, it shall be required of this
generation. Wo unto you Lawyers :
for ye have taken away the key of

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knowledge: ye entred not in your Bethany. Æcat: 32. “ felves, and them that were entring Luke xi. Minift. 3. u in, ye hindred.

And as he said these things unto 53,
them, the Scribes and Pharisees began
to urge him vehemently, and to provoke'
him to speak of many things : laying

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wait for him, and seeking to catch fome-
thing out of his mouth, that they might
accuse him.

SECT. XCVI.

Divers Precepts of Christ concerning

the Leaven of the Pharisees, of
preaching the Gospel boldly, and
with plainness, of the Sin against
the Holy Ghost, Avarice, Anxiety
for things to come, Liberality to
the Poor, Watchfulness, the Dif-
sentions that Mall arise from the
preaching of the Gospel through
the pravity of Mankind; of the
Signs of the coming of the Meffiah, ..
and reconciling our selves to our
Enemies.

Luk. xii.

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“ risees, which is hypocrisy. For there Anno 2.4 is nothing covered, that shall not be Ætat. 32.

c revealed; neither hid, that shall not

« be known. Therefore whatsoever ye
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“ have spoken in darkness, shall be
“ heard in the light: and that which

ye have spoken in the ear in closets,
« shall be proclaimed upon the house

top. And I say unto you my friends,

Be not afraid of them that kill the " body, and after that have no more 5.“ that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom

ye

shall fear : Fear him which after he hath killed, hath power to caft into hell; yea, I say unto you, fear him.

“ Are not five sparrows sold for two “.farthings, and not one of them is for

gotten before God? But even the very
hairs of your head are all numbred.
Fear not therefore: ye are of more

« value than many sparrows.
8. “ Alfo I say unto you, whosoever

« shall confess me before men, him
« shall the Son of Man also confefs be-
“ fore the angels of God. But he that
“ denieth me before men, shall be deni-
“ed before the angels of God. And who-
“ foever shall speak a word against the
« Son of Man, it shall be forgiven
« him : but to him that blasphemerh
" against the Holy Ghost, ic shall not
“ be forgiven.

“ And when they bring you to the
synagogues, and to magistrates and
powers, take ye no thought how or

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