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he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, 31 me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught

porch, and the cock crew. And a maid saw deep mire, where there is no standing; I am him again, and began to say to them that come into deep waters, where the floods overstood by, This is one of them : and he denied flow me. Ps. Ixix. 1, 2. Then they (who go it again. And a little after, they that stood down to the sea in ships) cry unto the Lord in by said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of their trouble, and he bringeth them out of them; for thou art a Galilean, and thy speech their distresses : he maketh the storm a calm, agreeth thereto. But he began to curse and so that the waves thereof are still: then are to swear, saying, I know not this man of they glad because they be quiet; so he whom ye speak. And the second time the bringeth them unto their desired haven. Ps. cock crew. And Peter called to mind the cvii. 28–30. The sorrows of death comword that Jesus said unto him, Before the passed me, and the pains of hell gat hold cock crow twice thou shalt deny me thrice. upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. And when he thought thereon he wept. Then called I upon the name of the Lord: Mar. xiv, 38. 66—72. Then took they O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. " him” (Jesus"), and led him, and brought Ps. cxvi. 3, 4. Waters flowed over mine him into the high priest's house ; and Peter head. Then I said, I am cut off. I called followed afar off. And when they had kindled upon thy name, O Lord, out of the low duna fire in the midst of the hall, and were sat

geon. Thou hast heard my voice: hide not down together, Peter sat down among them. thine ear at my breathing, at my cry. Thou But a certain maid beheld him, as he sat by drewest near in the day that I called upon the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and thee; thou saidst, Fear not. La. iii. 54–57. said, This man was also with him. And he I cried (said Jonah) by reason of mine afflicdenied him, saying, Woman, I know him not! tion unto the Lord, and he heard me. Out And after a little while, another saw him, and of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest said, Thou art also of them; and Peter said, my voice : for thou hadst cast me into the Man, I am not! And about the space of one deep in the midst of the seas ; and the floods hour after, another confidently affirmed, say- compassed me about. All thy billows and thy ing, Of a truth, this fellow also was with him ; waves passed over me: then I said, I am for he is a Galilean? And Peter said, Man, cast out of thy sight, yet I will look again I know not what thou sayest ; and imme- toward thy holy temple. The waters comhdiately, while he yet spake, the cock crew. passed me about, even to the soul : the depth And the Lord turned and looked upon Peter. closed me round about; the weeds were And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, wrapped about my head. I went down to the how he had said unto him, Before the cock bottoms of the mountains: the earth with her crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And Peter bars was about me for ever : yet hast thou went out and wept bitterly. Lu. xxii. 54–62. brought up my life from corruption. O Lord And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself my God, when my soul fainted within me, I (in the palace of the high priest, Caiaphas), remembered the Lord, and my prayer came they said therefore unto him, Art not thou in unto thee, into thine holy temple. Jon. i. also one of his disciples? He denied it, and 2—7. Lest I should be exalted above measaid, I am not ! One of the servants of the sure (said Paul) through the abundance of high priest (being his kinsman, whose ear the revelations, there was given to me a thar Peter cut off,) saith, Did I not see thee in the in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet garden with him? Peter then denied again, me, lest I should be exalted above measure. and immediately the cock crew. John xviii. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice 25, 26, 27. At my first answer (in Paul's that it might depart from me.

And he said contest with Alexander the coppersmith), no unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee ; for man stood with me (said Paul), but all men my strength is made perfect in weaknese. forsook me; I pray God that it may not be Most gladly, therefore, will I rather glory in laid to their charge. Notwithstanding the my infirmities, that the power of Christ may Lord stood with me, and strengthened me, rest upon me, Therefore I take pleasure in that by me the preaching might be fully infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in known; and that all the Gentiles might hear: persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake, and I was delivered out of the mouth of the for when I am weak, then am I strong. lion. 2 Ti. iv. 16, 17.

2 Co. xii. 7-10. Lord, save me.] See chap. viji. 24, 25, 31 Stretched forth his hand.] Though I Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God; for thou walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revire hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek- me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the un- the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right godly. Ps. iii. 7. Save me, O God, for the hand shall save me. Ps. cxxxvii. 7. Where waters are come in unto my soul ; I sink in is He that led them" ("Israel") by the

him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? And when they were come into the ship, the wind 32 ceased. Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped 33

right hand of Moses, with his glorious arm them which had seen him after he was risen. dividing the waters before them, to make Mar. xvi. 14. O fools, and slow of heart to bimself an everlasting name! Is. lxiii. 12. believe all that the prophets have spoken And he (Jesus) came and took “her” (“Si- (said Jesus to his disciples after his resurrecHon's wife's mother") by the hand, and lifted tion). Lu. xxiv. 25. See chap. xv. 28. her up, and immediately the fever left her, Doubt.] If ye have faith and doubt not, and she ministered unto them. And there ye shall not only do this which is done to the came a leper to him. And Jesus, moved with fig tree, but also, if ye shall say unto this compassion, put forth his hand and touched mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast him, and saith unto him, I will, be thou into the sea, it shall be done. Mat. xxi. 21. clean! Mar. i. 31. 40, 41. And he took the And when “they" (" the eleven") saw him damsel (Jairus' daughter) by the hand, and (in the mountain of Galilee), they worshipped said, Talitha cumi ; which is, being inter- him, but some doubted. Mat. xxviii. 17. preted, Damsel (1 say unto thee), Arise! Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be Mar. v. 41. And now, Lord (said the apostles, thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea, and being let go by the council), behold their shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe threatenings; and grant unto thy servants that those things which he saith shall come that with all boldness they may speak thy to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith. word; by stretching forth thine hand to heal, Mar. xi. 23. (Abraham, who is the father of and that signs and wonders may be done by us all) who against hope believed in hope, the name of thy holy child Jesus! Ac. iv. that he might become the father of many 29, 30.

nations, according to that which was spoken, And caught him.] Abraham lifted up his So shall thy seed be; and being not weak in eyes (when about to sacrifice his son Isaac) and faith, he considered not his own body now looked, and, behold, behind him a ram caught dead, when he was about an hundred years in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb; went and took the ram, and offered him up he staggered not at the promise of God for a burnt-offering in the stead of his son. through unbelief, but was strong in faith, And Abraham called the name of that place giving glory to God. Ro. iv. 18—20. I will Jehovah-jireh. As it is said to this day, In therefore that men pray every where, lifting the mount of the Lord it shall be seen. Ge. up holy hands, without wrath or doubting. xxii. 13, 14. The Lord shall judge his people, 1 Ti. ii. 8. If any of you lack wisdom, let and repent himself for his servants ; when he him ask in faith, nothing wavering, for he that seeth that their power is gone, and there is wavereth is like a wave of the sea, driven none shut up, or left. De. xxxii. 36. Go with the wind and tossed; for let not that your way (said the angel to the women at man think that he shall receive any thing of the sepulchre); tell his disciples and Pe- the Lord! A double-minded man is unstable ter, that he goeth before you into Galilee; in all his ways. Ja. i. 6–8. there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. 32 Come into the ship.] He (the Lord) Mar. xvi. 7. Simon, Simon, behold Satan maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves hath desired to have you, that he may sist you thereof are still. Then are they glad because as wheat; but I have prayed for thee, that they be quiet; so he bringeth them to their thy faith fail not, and when thou art con- desired haven. Ps. cvii. 29, 30. What manverted, strengthen thy brethren. Lu. xxii. ner of man is this (said they that were in the 31, 32. The Lord is' risen indeed (said the ship), that even the wind and the sea obey itu disciples, on the way to Emmaus), and him? Mar. iv. 41. And he went up unto them hath appeared to Simon. Lu. xxiv. 34. An into the ship (after walking upon the sea), and inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, and the wind ceased'; and they were sore amazed in that fadeth not away (is) reserved in heaven themselves beyond measure, and wondered. for you, who are kept by the power of God Mar. vi. 51. They willingly received him through faith unto salvation, ready to be into the ship, and immediately the ship was revealed in the last time. I Pe. i. 4, 5. at the land whither they went. John vi. 21.

thou of little faith.] See chap. vi. 30; 33 Worshipped him.] See Mat. ii. 2-11. viii. 26. Why could not we cast him out Then came she (the woman of Canaan) and (the evil spirit from the lunatic)? And Jesus worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.' Mat. said unto them, Because of your unbelief. xv. 25. And as they (the women) went to tell Mut. xvii. 19, 20. Afterwards he (Jesus) ap- his disciples (of Jesus' resurrection), behold, peared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, Jesus met them, saying, All hail! And they and upbraided them with their unbelief, and came and held him by the feet, and worhardness of heart, because they believed not shipped him. And when they (the eleven

34 him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. And when they

afterwards) saw him, they worshipped him; We believe, and are sure (said Simon Peter) but some doubted. Mat. xxviii. 9. 17. And that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was God. John vi. 69. Jesus heard that they parted from them, and carried up into heaven. (the Jews) had cast bim out (the man that And they worshipped him, and returned to was born blind, and healed by him); and when Jerusalem with great joy. Lu. xxiv. 51, 52. he had found him, he said unto him, Dost

Of a truth thou art the Son of God.] See thou believe on the Son of God? He anchap. xxvi. 63. Whom say ye that I am ? swered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou might believe on him? And Jesus said unto art the Christ, the Son of the living God. him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he Mat. xvi. 16. While he (Peter) yet spake (in who talketh with thee. And he said, Lord, the mount of transfiguration), behold, a bright I believe. And he worshipped him. John cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice ix. 35–38. She (Martha) said unto him, out of the cloud, which said, This is my be- Yea, Lord, I believe that thou art the Christ, loved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear the Son of God, which should come into the ye him. Mat. xvii. 5. I adjure thee by the world. John xi. 27. And (Jesus) lifted up living God (said the high priest to Jesus), that his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the is come, glorify thy Son, that thy Son also Son of God ? Mat. xxvi. 63. He trusted in may glorify thee. John xvii. l. We have a God (said the high priests), let him deliver law (said the Jews), and by our law he ought him now if he will have him; for he said, I to die, because he made himself the Son of am the Son of God. Now when the centu- God. John xix. 7. These (the words of this rion, and they that were with him watching book) are written that ye might believe that Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. Joka that were done (at Christ's crucifixion), they xx. 31. I believe (said the Ethiopian eunuck feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the to Philip) that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Son of God. Mat. xxvii. 43. 54. I will Ac. viii. 37. Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, declare the decree; the Lord hath said unto called to be an apostle, separated unto the me, Thou art my Son, this day have I be- Gospel of God, concerning his Son Jesus gotten thee. Ps. ii. 7. He (Nebuchadnez- Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed zar) answered and said, Lo, I see four men of David, according to the flesh, and declared loose in the midst of the fire (of the furnace), to be the Son of God with power, according to and they have no hurt; and the form of the the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from fourth is like the Son of God. Da. iii. 25. the dead. Ro. i. 1-4. for what the law The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, could not do, in that it was weak through the the Son of God. Mar. i. 1. The high priest flesh, God sending his own Son in the like. asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the ness of sinful flesti, and for sin, condemned Christ, the Son of the Blessed ? And Jesus sin in the flesh. Ro. viii. 3. God, who at said, I am. Mar. xiv. 61, 62. Truly this sundry times and in divers manners spake in was the Son of God (said the centurion). Mar. time past unto the fathers by the prophets

, xv. 39. That holy thing which shall be born hath in these last days spoken unto us by kis of thee (said the angel to Mary) shall be called Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all the Son of God. Lu. i. 35. Devils also came things, by whom also he made the worlds. out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou He. i. 1, 2. Herein is love, not that we loved art Christ, the Son of God. Lu. iv. 41. God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son When he (that had the legion) saw Jesus, he to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John iv, cried out, and fell down before him, and with 10. He that believeth on the Son of God a loud voice said, What have I to do with hath the witness in himself: he that believeth thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most High? not, God hath made him a liar; because he Lu. viii

. 28. No man hath seen God at any believeth not the record that God gave of his time, the only begotten Son which is in the Son. I John v. 10. bosom of the Father he hath declared him. 34 When they were gone over, &c.] When Rabbi, thou art the Son of God (said Na- they had passed over, they came into the land thanael to Jesus), thou art the King of Israel. of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore. And John i. 18. 49. For God so loved the world, when they were come out of the ship, straightthat he gave his only begotten Son, that who- way they knew him, and ran through that soever believeth in him should not perish, but whole region round about, and began to carry have everlasting life. John iii. 16. But Jesus about in beds those that were sick, where answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, they heard he was. And whithersoever he and I work. That all men should honour the entered, into villages, or cities, or country, Son, even as they honour the Father. He they laid the sick in the streets, and besought that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the him that they might touch if it were but Father which hath sent him. John v. 17. 23. the border of his garment; and as many as were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. And 35 when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased; And besought him that they might only touch the 36 hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.


THEN came to Jesus Scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jeru- 1

touched him were made whole. Mar. vi. 53 whole on the sabbath-day ? John vii. 23. -56.

His name, through faith in his name, hath The land of Gennesaret.] It came to pass, made this man strong (said Peter, concerning that as the people pressed upon him to hear the lame man), whom ye see and know; yea, the word of God, he stood by the lake of the faith which is by him hath given him this Gennesaret. Lu. v. I.

perfect saundness, in the presence of you all. 35 They sent out into all that country.] Ac. iii. 16. If we this day be examined (said See chap. iv. 23, 24, 25, and com. And again Peter) of the good deed done to the impotent he entered into Capernaum after some days; man, by what means he is made whole, be it and straightway many were gathered together, known unto you all, and to all the people of insomuch that there was no room to receive Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of them, no, not so much as about the door, and Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God he preached the word unto them. Mar. ii. raised from the dead, even by him doth this 1, 2, &c. And a great multitude from Galilee man stand here before you whole. And befollowed him; and from Judea, and from holding the man which was healed standing Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and from be- with them, they could say nothing against it. yond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, But when they commanded them to go aside a great multitude, when they had heard what out of the council, they conferred among great things he did came unto him. And he themselves, saying, What shall we do to these spake to his disciples that a small ship should men? For that indeed a notable miracle has wait on him because of the multitude, lest they been done by them is manifest to all them should throng him, for he had healed many, that dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny insomuch that they pressed upon him for to it. Ac. iv. 9, 10. 14, 15, 16. touch him, as many as had plagues. Mar. iii. 7–10. They (the people) knew him (Jesus, CHAP. XV.-1 Came to Jesus.] Then as he came out of a ship to the shore of Gen- came together unto him the Pharisees, and nesaret), and ran through that whole region certain of the Scribes which came from Jeruround about, and began to carry about in salem ; and when they saw some of his disbeds those that were sick, where they heard ciples eat bread with defiled (that is to say, Mar. vi. 54, 55.

with unwashen) hands, they found fault. Mar. 36 Only touch, &c.] See chap. ix. 20, 21. vii. 1, 2, &c. He had healed many, insomuch that they Scribes and Pharisees.] See chap. v. 20. pressed upon him for to touch him, as many Their Scribes and Pharisees murmured against as had plagues. Mar. iii. 10. And the whole his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and multitude sought to touch him, for there went drink with publicans and sinners ? Lu. v. 30. virtue out of him, and healed them all. Lu. And there arose a great cry (respecting Paul). vi. 19.

And the Scribes that were of the Pharisees' Hem of his garment.] See chap. ix. 20. part arose, and strove, saying, We find no Beneath, upon the hem of "it" ("the robe of evil in this man; but if a spirit or an angel the Ephod") thou shalt make pomegranates have spoken to him, let us not fight against of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, round God. Ac. xxiii. 9. about the hem thereof; the bells of gold be- Which were of Jerusalem.] It came to pass tween them round about, &c. Ex. xxviii. 33, on a certain day as he (Jesus) was teaching, &c.

that there were Pharisees and doctors of the Perfectly whole.] All that the Father law sitting by, which were come out of every giveth me shall come to me; and him that town of Galilee, and Judea, and Jerusalem, cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. John and the power of the Lord was present to heal vi. 37. If a man on the sabbath-day (said them. And the Scribes and Pharisees (havJesus) receive circumcision, that the law of ing heard Jesus say to a man taken with the Moses should not be broken, are ye angry at palsy, Thy sins are forgiven thee) began to me because I have made a man every whit reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh

he was.

2 salém, saying, Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the 3 elders ? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. But

he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the 4 commandment of God by your tradition? For God commanded,

saying, Honour thy father and mother; and, He that curseth father 5 or mother, let him die the death. But ye say, Whosoever shall

And many

blasphemies: who can forgive sins but God the law and to the testimony: if they (a peoalone? Lu. v. 17. 21.

ple) speak not according to this word, it is 2 Transgress' the tradition.] The Pharisees because there is no light in them. Io. viii. and all the Jews, except they wash their 19, 20. Do we make void the law, through hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the faith? God forbid : yea, we establish the elders : and when they come from the market, law. Ro. iii. 3). except they wash they eat not.

Honour thy father and mother.] Honour other things there be, which they have re- thy father and thy mother (said Jesus to the ceived to hold, as the washing of cups and young man who had great possessions). Mat. pots, brazen vessels, and of tables. Then the xix. 19. Honour thy father and thy mother, Pharisees and Scribes asked him, Why walk that thy days may be long upon the land not thy disciples according to the tradition of which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Er. the elders, but eat bread with unwashen xx. 12. Ye shall fear every man his mother hands ? Mar. vii. 3, 4, 5. I persecuted the and his father. Le. xix. 3. Honour thy faChurch of God (said Paul), and wasted it; ther and thy mother, as the Lord thy God and profited in the Jews' religion above many hath commanded thee. De. v. 16. Hearken my equals in mine own nation, being more unto thy father that begat thee, and despise exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my not thy mother when she is old. Pr. xxiii

. fathers. Ga. i. 14. Beware, lest any man 22. Children, obey your parents in the Lord, spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, for this is right; honour thy father and moafter the tradition of men. If ye be dead ther (which is the first commandment with with Christ from the rudiments of the world, promise). Ep. vi. 1, 2. why as though living in the world are ye He that curseth father or mother, &c.] He subject to ordinances (touch not, taste not, that curseth his father or his mother shall handle not, which all are to perish with the surely be put to death. Ex. xxi. 17. Every using) after the commandments and doctrines one that curseth his father or his mother shall of men? Which things indeed have a shew surely be put to death: he hath cursed his of wisdom in will-worship, and humility, and father or his mother, his blood shall be upon neglecting of the body; not in any honour to him. Le. xx. 9. If a man have a stubborn the satisfying of the flesh. Col. ii. 8. 20—23. and rebellious son, which will not obey the Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and that when they have chastened him will and gold, from your vain conversation re- not hearken unto them, then shall his father ceived by tradition from your fathers. i Pe. and his mother lay hold on him, and bring i. 18.

him out unto the elders of his city, and anto 3 Why do ye also transgress, &c.] See the gate of his place; and they shall say unto chap. vii. 3—5, and verse 2. Well hath the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn Esaias prophesied of you, hypocrites (said and rebellious; he will not obey our voice : Jesus to the Pharisees and Scribes), as it is he is a glutton and a drunkard. And all the written, This people honoureth me with their men of his city shall stone him with stones, lips, but their heart is far from me. How beit, that he die. De. xxi. 18–21. Cursed be be in vain do they worship me, teaching for that setteth light by his father or his mother. doctrines the commandments of men ; for, And all the people shall say, Amen. De laying aside the commandment of God, ye xxvii. 16. Whoso curseth his father or bis hold the tradition of men, as the washing of mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure pots and cups, and many other such like darkness. Pr. xx. 20. The eye that mocketh things ye do: making the word of God of at his father, and despiseth io obey kis monone effect through your tradition which ye ther, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, have delivered. Mar. vii. 6, 7, 8. 13. Re- and the young eagles shall eat it. Pr. XXX, buke “them” (the Cretians") sharply, that 17. Children, obey your parents in the Lord, they may be sound in the faith, not giving for this is right. Ep. vi. I. heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of 5 Ye say, &c.] Woe unto you, ye blind men, that turn from the truth. Tit. i. 13, 14. guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by

4 God commanded, &c.] See chap. iv. 10; the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall v. 17-19. Should not a people seek unto swear by the gold of the temple, he is a their God? for the living to the dead? To debtor! Ye fools, and blind! for whether is

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