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the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering ?
16 And ought not this woman, being a °daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
17 And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were Pashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the 'glorious things that were done by him.
18 ( Then 'said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?
19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.
20 And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?
21 It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
22 And he went through the cities and vil
excellent deeds. Co. Ma. Cr. Ud.
8 See Mat. xiii. 33. A. V.
• Luke, xix. 9: This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is the son of Abraham.
P Isa. xlv. 24 : Surely, shall one say, In the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. 1 Pet. iii. 16: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evil doers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
9 Is A. iv. 2: In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.
* Mat. xii. 31: Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field. MARK, iv. 30: And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?
. See on MARK, vi. 6.
lages, t-aching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.
23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,
24 'Strive to enter in at the strait gate : for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
25 When once the Master of the house is risen up, and hath "shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, *Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I 'know you not whence ye
26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
27 But he shall say, 'I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me,
ye workers of iniquity.
28 There shall be “weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall "see Abraham,
see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
+ Mat. vii. 13: Enter ye in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat.
See on John, vii. 34.
Ps. xxxii. 6. For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found. Isa. lv. 6 : Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.
w Mat. xxv. 10: They that were ready went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut.
* Luke, vi. 46: Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
y See on Mat. vii. 23. 2 See on Mat. vii. 23. a See on Mat. viii. 12.
6 MAT. viii. 11: Many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
29 And “they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God,
30 And, behold, there are "last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.
31 ( The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee.9
32 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that "fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be 'perfected.10
33 Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.
34 o Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy chil. dren together, as a hen" doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not !
a is determined to kill thee. Dod. 10 I make an end. Ma. Cr. "bird. Wi. Cr. Ud. Rh, Ham. We.
? Rev. vii. 9, 10: After this I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; and cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. See on MAT. viji. 11.
a See on MARK, 31.
2-Ph. iij. 3: Her princes within her are roaring lions ; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow
"John, xvii. 4: I have glorified thee on the earth; I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. do. xix. 30: He said, It is finished; and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. Heb. ii. 10: It became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
& See on Mat. xxi. 35.
35 Behold, your house 12 is left unto you desolate: and 13 verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, 'Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
CHAP. XIV. 2 Christ heuleth the dropsy on the sabbath : 7 teacheth humility: 18 to feast the poor : 15 under the parable of the great supper, showeth how
12 habitation. Ma. Cr. 13 for. Whit. Lev. xxvi. 31, 32: And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours. And I will bring the land unto desolation : and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it. Ps. Ixix. 25: Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents. Isa. i. 7: Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire : your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers. do. v. 5,6: And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down: And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it. Dan, ix. 27: And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week : and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even util the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. Mic. iii. 12: Therefore shall Zion for your sake be ploughed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest. 2 Esp. i. 33 : Thus saith the Almighty LORD, Your house is desolate, I will cast you out as the wind doth stubble.
i Ps. cxviii. 26: Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD. MAT. xxi. 9: And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. MARK, xi. 10: Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord': Hosanna in the highest. Luke, xix. 38: Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord:
peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. John, xii. 13: Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.
worldly-minded men, who contemn the word of God, shall be shut out of heaven : 25 those who will be his disciples, to bear their cross must make their accounts aforehand, lest with shame they revolt from him afterward, 34 and become altogether unprofitable, like salt that hath lost his savour.
AND it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him.
2 And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy.
3 And Jesus answering spake unto the Lawyers? and Pharisees, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?
4 And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go;
5 And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath
1 Jesus. Rh. ? expounders of the law. Gen. Pu.
CHAP. XIV. a Ps. xxxvii. 32: The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him. IsA. xxix. 20, 21: For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off: That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought. Jer.xx. 10, 11: For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side: Report, say they, and we will report it: all my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him. But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one : therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper : their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.
b See on Mat. xii. 10.
• Exod. xxiii. 5: If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him. Deut. xxii. 4: Thou shalt not see thy brother's ass or his ox fall down by the way,
and hide thyself from them : thou shalt surely help to lift them up again. LUKE, xiii. 15: Doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox, or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering ?