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6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, 7 grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come
sick and ready to die; and when he heard of diers, Except "these" (" the shipmen who were Jesus, he sent unto him, beseeching him that about to flee out of the ship”) abide in the he would come and heal his servant. Jesus ship, ye cannot be saved. And the soldiers' went with them; and when he was now not counsel (when the ship had run a ground) was far from the house, the centurion sent friends to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not swim out and escape ; but the centurion, wil. thyself, for I am not worthy that thou should- ling to save Paul, kept them from their purest enter under my roof, &c. (but say in a word pose. Ac. xxvii. 31. 42, 43. See xxvii. 54. and my servant shall be healed). When Jesus 6 My servant lieth at home sick, &c.] If heard these things, he marvelled at him, and I did despise the cause of my man-servant, turned him about, and said unto the people or of my maid-servant, when they contended that followed him, I have not found so great with me, what then shall I do when God faith, no, not in Israel. And they that were riseth up ? and when he visiteth, what shall sent, returning to the house, found the ser- I answer him? Job xxxi. 13, 14. When vant whole that had been sick. Lu. vii. 2, 3. the angel which spake unto Cornelius was 6. 9, 10. There was a certain man in Cesarea departed, he called two of his household sercalled Cornelius, a centurion, a devout man; vants, and a devout soldier of them that he saw in a vision evidently, about the ninth waited on him continually. Ac. X. 7. Put hour of the day, an angel of God coming in unto on the new man, which is renewed in know him, and saying unto him, Send men to Jop- ledge after the image of him that created pa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is him, where there is neither Greek, nor Jew, Peter, he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to circumcision, nor uncircumcision, barbarian, do. Then (after having seen heaven opened, Scythian, bond, nor free; bat Christ is all in and that the Spirit said unto him, Behold three all. Col. iii. 10, 11. Masters, give unto your" men seek thee) Peter went down to the men servants that which is just and equal, knowwhich were sent unto him from Cornelius, ing that ye also have a Master in heaven. and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek. Col. iv. 1. “They" ("the servants") that And on the morrow Peter (having heard that have believing masters, let them not despise Cornelius was warned from God by an holy them because they are brethren, but rather angel to send for him) went with them; and do them service, because they are faithful and as Peter was coming in (having entered Ce- beloved, partakers of the benefit. 1 Ti. vi. 2. serea), Cornelius met him, and fell down at “ He” (“Onesimus") departed for a season, his feet, and worshipped him. But Peter took that thou shouldest receive him for ever ; not him up, saying, Stand up, I myself also am a now as a servant, but above a servant, a broman. Then Peter (having heard of Cornelius, ther, beloved both in the flesh and in the that he was commanded to send for him, that Lord. Philem. 15, 16. he might speak unto Cornelius) opened his Palsy.] See chap. iv. 24, and com. And mouth, and said, Of a truth, I perceive that they came unto “him" (“Jesus"), bringing God is no respecter of persons; but in every one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. nation, he that feareth him, and worketh Arise, take up thy bed, and go thy way into righteousness, is accepted with him, &c. While thine house (said Jesus to him); and immePeter yet spake these (and other) words, the diately he arose, and took up the bed, and Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the went forth before them all. Mar. ii. 3, fe: word. Ac. x. 1–44. And as they bound Unclean spirits crying with a loud voice canse him with thongs, Paul said unto the centurion out of many that were possessed with them i that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge and many taken with palsies, and that were a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned ? lame, were healed (by Philip, the deaca). Ac. xxii. 25. Then (when he heard that his Ac. viii. 7. And “there" (" at Lydda") "he" sister's son had discovered the Jews lying in (“ Peter") found a certain man named Eneas, wait for him) Paul called one of the centurions which had kept his bed eight years, and was unto him, and said, Bring this young man sick of the palsy. And Peter said unto him, unto the chief captain, for he hath a certain Arise, and make thy bed. Ac. ix. 33, 34. thing to tell him. And he (the chief captain, See verse 7. having heard what the young man had to tell 7 I will come and heal him.] My daughter him) called unto him two centurions, saying, is even now dead (said the ruler), but come Make ready two hundred soldiers to go to and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. Cæsarea, and horsemen, and spearmen, and And Jesus arose, and followed him. Mat. ix. provide them beasts, that they may set Paul 18, 19. And (Jairus, a ruler of the synaon, and bring him safe unto Felix the go- gogue) besought him greatly, saying, My vernor. Ac. xxiii. 17. 23, 24, 25. Paul (in little daughter lieth at the point of death: his dangerous voyage from Adrymyttium to I pray thee come and lay thy hands on ber, Rome) said to the centurion, and to the sol- that she may be healed, and she shall live.
and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not 8 worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man 9 under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to
And Jesus went with him. Mar. v. 23, 24. loud voice, he came out of him. And they were Then Jesus went with them" (" who urged all amazed, insomuch that they questioned him to heal the centurion's servant"). Lu. among themselves, saying, What thing is this? vii. 6.
what new doctrine is this? For with au8 I am not worthy that thou shouldest come, thority commandeth he even the unclean &c.] See chap. iii. 11. 14. and com. It is spirits, and they do obey him. Mar. i. 25, tot meet (said Jesus to the woman of Canaan) 26, 27. Say in a word (said the centurion to o take the children's bread, and to cast it to Jesus), and my servant shall be healed. Lu. dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord; yet the vii. 7. days eat of the crumbs which fall from their 9 Go, and he goeth.] Canst thou lift up raster's table. Mat. xv. 26, 27. I am not thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of vathy (said Jacob, as he expected Esau's waters may cover thee? Canst thou send mming) of the least of all thy mercies, and of lightnings that they may go, and say unto all the truth which thou hast shewed unto thy thee, Here we are ? Job xxxviii. 34, 35. servant ; for with my staff I passed over this For he commandeth and raiseth the stormy Jordan, and now I am become two bands. wind, which lifteth up the waves “thereof Ge. xxxii. 10. Lord, thou hast heard the (" of the deep"); he maketh the storm a calm, desire of the humble, thou wilt prepare their so that the waves thereof are still. Ps. cvii. heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear. Ps. 25. 29. “They" ("heaven and earth”) con£17. When Simon Peter saw "it" (" the tinue this day according to thy ordinances, miraculous draught of fishes”) he fell down at for all are thy servants. Ps. cxix. 91. Praise Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me, for I the Lord, fire and hail, snow and vapours ; an a sinful man, O Lord. Lu. v. 8. I am stormy wind fulfilling his word. Ps. cxlviii. not worthy that thou shouldest enter under 8.0 thou sword of the Lord, how long will tay roof; wherefore neither thought I myself it be ere thou be quiet? Put up thyself into worthy to come unto thee (said the centurion thy scabbard ; rest, and be still. How can it to Jesus, beseeching him to come and heal his be quiet, seeing the Lord hath given it a sarcand). Lu. vii. 6, 7. I am no more wor- charge against Ashkelon, and against the sea thy to be called thy son (said the prodigal in shore (of the Philistines); there hath he aple parable), make me as one of thy hired pointed it. Je. xlvii. 6, 7. If I bring a seryants. I have sinned against heaven, and sword on that land (that sinneth against me, in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be saith God), and say, Sword, go through the called thy son. Lu. xv. 19. 21. He it is land ; that I cut off man and beast from it, (said John the Baptist) who coming after me though these three men (Noah, Daniel, and is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet Job) were in it, as I live, saith the Lord God, I am not worthy to unloose. John i. 27. they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters ; Peter said unto him (Jesus), Lord, dost thou they only shall be delivered themselves. Or, wash my feet? Jesus answered and said if I send a pestilence into that land, and pour usto him, What I do thou knowest not now, out my fury upon it in blood, to cut off from but thou shalt know hereafter. Peter saith it man and beast, though Noah, Daniel, and unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Job, were in it, as I live, saith the Lord God, Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou they shall but deliver their own souls by their hast no part with me. John xiii, 6, 7, 8. righteousness. For thus saith the Lord, How Sex chap. xv. 27.
much more when I send my four sore judgBut speak the word only.] See verse 3, and ments upon Jerusalem ; the sword, and the t. And the Lord spake unto Moses, say- famine, and the noisome beast, and the pesing. Take the rod, and gather thou the as- tilence, to cut off from it both man and beast ? sembly together, thou and Aaron thy brother, Ex. xiv. 17–21. And "he" (" Jesus," durand speak ye unto the rock before their eyes, ing a great tempest of wind) arose, and reand it shall give forth his water, and thou buked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, shalt bring forth to them water out of the be still: and the wind ceased, and there was moek: so thou shalt give the congregation and a great calm. And he said unto them, Why their beasts drink. Nu. xx. 7, 8. He sent are ye so fearful ? how is it that ye have no his word, and healed them, and delivered faith? And they feared exceedingly, and them from their destruction. Ps. cvii. 20. said one to another, What manner of man is Hold thy
peace, and come out of him (said this, that even the wind and the sea obey Jesus to the unclean spirit); and when the him? Mar. iv. 39, 40, 41. Hold thy peace, unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a and come out of him (said Jesus to the spirit 10 my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he
marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, 11 I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. And I say unto
you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall
of an unclean devil): and when the devil had the earth; and thou shalt spread abroad to thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, the west, and to the east, and to the north, and hurt him not. And they were all amazed, and to the south ; and in thee, and in thy and spake among themselves, saying, What seed, shall all the families of the earth be a word is this! for with authority and power blessed. Ge. xxviii. 14. The sceptre shal he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver frum come out. And he arose out of the syna- between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unte gogue, and entered into Simon's house ; and him shall the gathering of the people be. Ge. Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great xlix. 10. All the ends of the world shall fever, and they besought him for her. And remember, and turn unto the Lord, and all he stood over her, and rebuked the fever, and the kindreds of the nations shall worship beit left her; and immediately she arose, and fore thee. Ps. xxii. 27. All the ends of the ministered unto them. Lu. iv. 35, 36. 38, 39, earth have seen the salvation of our God. Pa I also am a man (said the centurion) set under xcviii. 3. It shall come to pass in the last authority, having under me soldiers; and I days, that the mountain of the Lord's house say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to ano- shall be established in the top of the mounther, Come, and he cometh ; and to my ser- tains, and shall be exalted above the hills, vant, Do this, and he doeth it. Lu. vii. 8. and all nations shall flow unto it. And many
Do this, and he doeth it.] Servants, be obe- people shall go, and say, Come ye, and let us dient to them that are your masters according go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in single house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach ness of your heart, as unto Christ; not with us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths, eye-service as men-pleasers, but as the ser for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the vants of Christ, doing the will of God from word of the Lord from Jerusalem. Is. ii. 2, . the heart. Ep. vi. 5, 6. Servants, obey in all And in that day there shall be a root of things your masters according to the flesh; Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the not with eye-service as men-pleasers, but in people ; to it shall the Gentiles seek, and his singleness of heart, fearing God. Col. iii. 22. rest shall be glorious. Is. xi. 10. I will also Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own give " thee" (" Christ") for a light to the masters, and to please them well in all things, Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation not answering again. Tit. ii. 9.
unto the end of the earth. Is. xlix. 6. The 10 He marvelled.) He (Jesus) marvelled Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the because of their unbelief. Mar. vi. 6. When eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the Jesus heard these things (from the centurion earth shall see the salvation of our God. Is. respecting his servant, who was ready to die), lii. 10. Arise, shine (0 Church), for thy he marvelled at him, and turned him about, light is come, and the glory of the Lord is and said unto the people that followed him, risen upon thee. For behold, the darkness I say unto you, I have not found so great shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the faith, no, not in Israel. Lu. vii, 9.
people; but the Lord shall arise upon ther, I have not found so great faith.] O woman, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And great is thy faith, be it unto thee" ("the woman the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings of Canaan") even as thou wilt. Mat. xv. 28. to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine When he (Jesus) saw their faith (those who eyes round about and see; all they gather brought the man sick of the palsy) he said unto themselves together, they come to thee. Thy him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. Lu. sons shall come from far, and thy daughters V. 20. Thy faith hath saved thee (said Jesus shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt to her who had anointed his feet), go in peace. see and flow together, and thine heart skall Lu. vii. 50. See chap. xv. 28.
fear and be enlarged, because the abundance 11 That many shall come from the east, &c.] of the sea shall be converted unto thee; the And he (the Son of man) shall send his angels forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee, with a great sound of a trumpet, and they the multitude of camels shall cover thee, the shall gather together his elect from the four dromedaries of Midian, and Ephah; all they winds, from one end of heaven to the other. from Sheba shall come, they shall bring gold Mat. xxiv. 31. In thee (said God to Abra, and incense, and they shall shew forth the ham) shall all families of the earth be blessed. praises of the Lord. Is. Ix. 1-6. O Lord, Ge. xii. 3. (Again), In thy seed shall all the my strength and my fortress, and my refuge in nations of the earth be blessed, because thou the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto hast obeyed my voice. Ge. xxii. 18. (Again, thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, to Jacob), Thy seed shall be as the dust of Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity,
sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of
and things wherein there is no profit. Je. xvi. 27. I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of 19. In the days of these kings (as shadowed the circumcision for the truth of God, to conin Nebuchadnezzar's dream) shall the God firm the promises made unto the fathers, and of heaven set up a kingdom which shall never that the Gentiles might glorify God for his be destroyed : and the kingdom shall not be mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will left to other people, but it shall break in confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing pieces, and consume all these kingdoms, and unto thy name. And again he saith, Rejoice it shall stand for ever. Da, ii. 44. In the ye Gentiles, with his people. And again, last days it shall come to pass, that the Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles, and laud mountain of the house of the Lord shall be him, all ye people, &c. &c. Ro. xv. 8—11. established in the top of the mountains, and There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is it shall be exalted above the hills, and people neither bond nor free, there is neither male shall flow into it, and many nations shall nor female, for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. come and say, Come, and let us go up to the And if ye be Christ's, then ye are Abraham's mountain of the Lord, and to the house of seed, and heirs according to the promise. the God of Jacob, and he will teach us of his Ga. iii. 28, 29. Remember, that ye being in ways, and we will walk in his paths. For times past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called the Lord shall go forth of Zion, and the word uncircumcision, by that which is called cirof the Lord from Jerusalem. Mi. iv. 1, 2. cumcision in the flesh made by hands ; that See Is. ii. 2, 3. Thus saith the Lord of hosts, at that time ye were without Christ, being It shall yet come to pass, that there shall aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and come people, and the inhabitants of many strangers from the covenant of promise, having cities. And the inhabitants of one city shall no hope, and without God in the world; but go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were pray before the Lord, and to seek the Lord far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. of hosts. I will go also. Yea many people For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and strong nations shall come to seek the and hath broken down the middle wall of Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before partition between us. Ep. ii. 11–14. Wherethe Lord. Thus saith the Lord of hosts, In by (by the few words I wrote afore), when those days it shall come to pass, that ten men ye read, ye may understand my knowledge shall take hold out of all languages of the in the mystery of Christ, that the Gentiles nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with and partakers of his promise in Christ by the you, for we have heard that God is with you. gospel. Ep. iii. 4. 6. There is neither Greek Ze. viji. 20—23. From the rising of the sun nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, even unto the going down of the same, my barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free, but Christ name shall be great among the Gentiles; and is all and in all. Col. iii. 11. I heard the in every place incense shall be offered unto number of them that were sealed, and there my name, and a pure offering ; for my name were sealed an hundred and forty and four shall be great among the heathen, saith the thousand of all the tribes of the children of Lord of hosts. Mal. i. 11. They shall come Israel. Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve from the east, and from the west, and from thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim were the north, and from the south, and shall sit sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of down in the kingdom of God. Lu. xiii. 29. Manasses, were sealed twelve thousand. Re. And the Lord said unto the servant, Go out into vii. 4. 6. See xix. 30 ; xx. 16. the highways and hedges, and compel them Sit down.] Blessed (said Jesus) are those to come in, that my house may be filled : for servants whom the Lord when he cometh 1 say unto you, That none of those men which shall find watching ; verily I say unto you, were bidden shall taste of my supper. Lu. that he shall gird himself, and make them sit xiv. 23, 24. They of the circumcision which down to meat, and will come forth and serve believed were astonished, as many as came them. Lu. xii. 37. And they shall come with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also from the east and from the west, and from the was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. north, and from the south, and shall sit down Ac. X. 45. When they heard these things, in the kingdom of God. Lu. xiii. 29. It they held their peace, and glorified God, came to pass that the beggar (in the parable) saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles died, and was carried by the angels into granted repentance unto life. Ac. xi. 18. Abraham's bosom ; the rich man also died, And when they” (“ Paul and Barnabas") and was buried. Lu. xvi. 22. Behold, I were come (to Antioch) and had gathered the stand at the door and knock : if any man church together, they rehearsed all that God hear my voice and open the door, I will come had done with them, and how he had opened into him, and will sup with him, and be with the door of faith unto the Gentiles. Ac. xiv. him. To him that overcometh will I grant VOL. II.
12 heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into
outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way, and as thou hast
to sit with me in my throne, even as I also 51. Cast ye the unprofitable servant into overcame, and am set down with my Father outer darkness : there shall be weeping and in his throne. Re. iii. 20, 21.
gnashing of teeth. Mat. xxv. 30. There In the kingdom of heaven.] See chap. iii. 2, shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when and com. There (in the last judgment) shall ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and and you yourself thrust out. Lx. xii. 28 all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and If God spared not the angels that sinned, you yourselves thrust out. Lu. xiii. 28. They but cast them down to hell, and delivered then (the apostles) returned again to Lystra, and into chains of darkness to be reserved unto to Iconium, and to Antioch, confirming the judgment, the Lord knoweth how to deliver souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to the godly out of temptation, and to reserve continue in the faith, and that we must the unjust unto the day of judgment to be through much tribulation enter into the punished. These (who walk after the fest) kingdom of God. Ac. xiv. 21, 22. Know are wells without water, clouds that are ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit carried with a tempest; to whom the mist the kingdom of God. 1 Co. vi. 9. Now this I of darkness is reserved for ever. 2 Pe. ii. say, brethren, That flesh and blood cannot 4. 9. 17. Woe unto them (the false teachers)! inherit the kingdom of God, neither doth for they have gone in the way of Cain. These corruption inherit incorruption. 1 Co. xv. 50. are spots in your feasts of charity; clouds We ourselves glory in you in the churches they are without water, carried about of of God for your patience and faith in all winds ; trees whose fruit withereth, without your persecutions and tribulations that ye fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots ; endure, which is a manifest token of the raging waves of the sea, foaming out their righteous judgment of God, that ye may be own shame ; wandering stars, to whom is counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. which ye also suffer. 2 Th. i. 4, 5.
Jude 11. 13. 12 The children of the kingdom.] See Mat. 13 Go thy way.] See verse 4. Go thy iii. 9, 10; vii. 22, 23. and com. The kingdom way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy of God shall be taken from you, and given wine with a merry heart, for God now to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. accepteth thy works. Ec. ix. 7. For this Mat. xxi. 43. Ye are the children of the saying" (" the dogs under the table cat of the prophets, and of the covenant which God children's bread") go thy way, the devil is made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, gone out of thy daughter (said Jesas to the And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the Syrophenicean woman). Mar. vii. 29. Go earth be blessed. Ac. iii. 25. I could wish thy way (said Jesus to the nobleman of Caper that myself were accursed from Christ for naum), thy son liveth. John iv. 50. my brethren, my kinsmen according to the And as thou hast believed.] Then touched flesh, who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth "he" ("Jesus") "their" eyes" of the two blind the adoption, and the glory, and the cove- men), saying, According to your faith be it nants, and the giving of the law, and the unto you. And their eyes were opened. And service of God, and the promises. Ro. ix. Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that 3, 4.
no man know it. Mat. ix. 29, 30. O woman, Be cast out into outer darkness.) And (the great is thy faith (said Jesus to the woman of angels of the Son of man) shall cast them (that Oanaan): be it unto thee even as thou wilt. offend) into a furnace of fire ; there shall be And her daughter was made whole from that wailing and gnashing of teeth. Mat. xiii. 42. very hour. Mat. xv. 28. And Jesus said And he (the king in the parable of the marriage) unto them (his disciples who asked him prisaith unto him (who had not on the wedding vately why they could not cast out the devil), garment), Friend, how camest thou in hither Because of your unbelief; for verily I say not having a wedding garment? And he was unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of speechless. Then said the king to his servants, mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall and cast him into outer darkness; there shall remove, and nothing shall be impossible unto be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Mat. xxii. you. Mat. xvii. 20. If thou canst believe 12, 13. And (the Lord of the evil servant) (said Jesus to the father of him who had shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his dumb and deaf spirit), all things are possible portion with the hypocrites; there shall be to him that believeth Mar. ix. 23. weeping and gnashing of teeth. Mat. xxiv.