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ble to have written without having sometimes erred. Sensible of this, he wishes to be corrected, being persuaded that truth alone ought to be the aim of an interpreter of the sacred volume.

From the very favourable reception which the former edition of this work has met with, and the opinion which the best judges have been pleased to form of it, the author thinks himself warranted to consider his plan of the Harmony as just. This, joined with his desire to oblige those who wish to see the Paraphrase and Commentary completed, induced him, with the utmost care and accuracy, to finish his design. In this new edition, therefore, the reader will find the whole Gospels, without the omission of a single sentence, paraphrased and commented upon, in such a manner as to explain them to the meanest capacity. And farther, to render the Work as extensively useful as possible, there are now added six discourses of Jewish antiquities; one chronological dissertation ; a discourse concerning the regard that is due to opinions derived merely from tradition ; and an essay on the demoniacs.

These, it is presumed, will be peculiarly acceptable, as they throw great light upon the history of our Lord in general, as well as upon many passages of it in particular. In short, it is hoped that the book will now be found a complete history of the life of Christ, and an accurate explication of his sermons, parables, conversations and miracles; which, together with the indexes, is peculiarly adapted to assist those who desire to study the Gospels with diligence and accuracy.

In this study every Christian ought to employ himself, seeing it is universally acknowledged, that the Gospels contain the immutable laws of God, by which men ought to govern their lives here, and by which they will be judged hereafter.


See $ 6.


Jesus drives the traders out of the temple. Foretels his

own sufferings and resurrection the first time, see $ 70. and

converses with Nicodemus,


From Jerusalem Jesus goes into the country of Judea, and




Jesus converses with a woman of Samaria,


Jesus goes to Cana, where he cures a nobleman's son that

was lying sick in Capernaum,


Jesus goes to Nazareth, but is rejected by his couutrymen,

and expelled out of their town,


Jesus settles at Capernaum, then calls his disciples to attend

him, and makes a tour with them through Galilee, 25

At the conclusion of his first tour through Galilee, Jesus

preaches the sermon on the mount,


Jesus having come down from the inountain, cleanses a leper

in his way to Capernaum,



goes into Capernaum, and cures a centurion's son,

See 39.


Jesus cures a demoniac in the synagogue of Capernaum, and


heals Peter's mother-in-law. He cures many diseases,

and casts out many demons. Then makes a second tour

through Galilee,


The first miraculous draught of fishes. Jesus makes a third

tour through Galilee, and cures another leper,

Jesus with his disciples crosses the lake. They are caught

in a storm, which Jesus by miracle turns into a calm, 31

Jesus cures the demoniacs of Gadara,


On his return to Capernaum Jesus cures a paralitic, who was

let down through the roof of the house,


Jesus calls Matthew from the receipt of custom near Caper-

naum ; and reasons in defence of his disciples, who are

blamed for not fasting after the example of the Pharisees, 34



The infirm man at Bethesda is cured,


After the second possover, the disciples pluck the ears of corn
on the Sabbath, in some field nigh to Jerusalem,

A few days after the second passover, a man that had his

hand withered, is cured in a synagogue near Jerusalem.
After which Jesus goes away to Galilee,


The Pharisees in Capernaum ascribe Christ's miracles a se-

cond time to Beelzebub. See $ 35, 36. 86. He con-

futes that calumny. They ask the sign from heaven the

first time. See $ 68. 86. The sign of the prophet Jonas

promised the first time. See $ 68. Our Lord's mother

and brethren visit him. See § 53. 57.

Jesus preaches the parabolical sermon beside the sea of Ga-

lilee. The parable of the sower. The reason why he
taught the people by parables. The interpretation of the

parable of the sower. The parable of the lighted lamp, 49

The parable of the tares of the field,


The parable of the seed that sprang up imperceptibly, 51

The parable of the grain of mustard-seed. See 5 90. 52

The parable of the leaven. See $ 90. Our Lord's mother

comes to him a second time. See $ 48.


The parable of the tares explained. See $ 50.


The parables of the treasure hid in a field, and of the mer-

chants seeking precious pearls,



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