Page images
PDF
EPUB

Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. Then the 13 disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist. And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a 14 certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, Lord, have inercy 15

That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophetsa whereof we are witnesses. Ac.-iji. 14, 15. But when

Herod heard thereof, he said, It is Be it known unto you all (said Peter), and to John whom I beheaded : he is risen from the all the people of Israel, that by the name of dead. The king (at the instigation of Hero. Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, dias, and the request of her daughter) sent an whom God raised from the dead, even by him, executioner, and commanded his head to be doth this man stand here before you whole. brought; and he went and beheaded him in Ac. iv. 10. the prison, And brought his head in a charger 13 The disciples understood.] See chap. and gave it to the damsel, and the damsel xi. 14. gave it to her mother. Mar. vi. 14, 15, 16. 14. When they were come, &c.] When he 27, 28. Which of the prophets have not came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude your fathers persecuted? And they have about them, and the Scribes questioning with slain them which shewed before of the coming them. Mar. ix. 14. &c. And it came to pass, of the Just One, of whom ye have been now that on the next day, when they were come the betrayers and murderers. Ac. vii. 52. down from the hill, much people met him, &c. to Likewise shall also the Son of man.] See Lu. ix. 37, &c. chap. xvi. 21. He is despised and rejected of Kneeling down.) There came a leper to men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with him, beseeching him and kneeling down to grief. We hid as it were our faces from him. him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt thou Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried canst make me clean. Mar. i. 40. When he our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, was gone forth into the way, there came one smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised Good master, what shall I do that I may for our iniquities: the chastisement of our inherit eternal life? Mar. X. 17. And as peace was upon him; and with his stripes we Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and are healed. He was oppressed, and he was fell down at his feet, and worshipped him ; afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; he is but Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a myself also am a man. Ac. x. 25, 26. sheep! before her shearers is dumb, so he 15 Have mercy on my son.] See chap. ix. openeth not bis mouth. He was taken from 27.; xv. 22. Behold, there cometh one of prison and from judgment : and who shall the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, declare his generation ? for he was cut off out and when he saw him he fell at his feet; and of the land of the living : for the transgression besought him greatly, saying, My little daughof my people was he stricken. And he made ter lieth at the point of death; I pray thee his grave with the wicked, and with the rich come and lay thy hands on her that she may in his death ; because he had done no vio- be healed, and she shall live. Mar. v. 22, 23. lence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. If thou canst do any thing (said the father of Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he him who had the dumb and deaf spirit), have hath put him to grief : when thou shalt make compassion on us, and help us. Mar. ix. 22. his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his Master, I beseech thee (said the father of the seed, he shall prolong his days, and the plea- demoniac), look upon my son, for he is mine sure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. only child ; And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and He shall see of the travail of his soul, and he suddenly crieth out, and it teareth him shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my that he foameth again, and bruising him righteous servant justify many; for he shall hardly, departeth from him. And I besought bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide thy disciples to cast him out; and they could him a portion with the great, and he shall not. And Jesus answering, said, O faithless divide the spoil with the strong ; because he and perverse generation, how long shall I be hath poured out his soul unto death: and he with you, and suffer you ? Bring thy son was numbered with the transgressors; and he hither. And as he was yet a coming, the bare the sin of many, and made intercession devil threw him down and tare him. And for the transgressors. Is. liii. 3-12. Him Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed (Christ) being delivered, by the determinate the child, and delivered him again to his counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have father. Lu. ix. 38-42. Jesus came again taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and into Cana of Galilee, where he made the slain. Ac. ii. 23. Ye denied the Holy One water wine. And there was a certain nobleand the Just, and desired a murderer to be man, whose son was sick at Capernaum ; granted unto you; and killed the Prince of When he heard that Jesus was come out of Life whom God hath raised from the dead, Judea into Galilee, he went unto him, and

on my son: for. he is lunatick, and sore vexed : for oft-times he 16 falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. And I brought him 17 to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. Then Jesus an:! swered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long

besought him that he would come down and and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. heal his son, for he was at the point of death. Job i. 10–19. So went Satan forth from the John iv. 46, 47.

presence of the Lord, and smote Job with sore For he is lunatick.] See chap. iv. 24. Master boils, from the sole of his foot unto his crown. (said one of the multitude), I have brought Job ii. 7. He (that had the legion) had been unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; often bound with fetters and chains, and the And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth chains had been plucked asunder by him, and him, and he foameth, and gnasheth with his the fetters broken in pieces, neither could any teeth, and pineth away; and I spake to thy man tame him; and always, night and day, disciples that they should cast him out, and he was in the tombs, crying and cutting him. they could not And they brought him unto self with stones. Mar, v. 4, 5. “him" (" Jesus "), and when he saw him, 16 And they could not cure him.] See ear. straightway the spirit tare him, and he fell on 19, 20. He (Elisha) said to Gehazi, Gird up the ground and wallowed, foaming. And he thy loins, and take my staff in thine band, and asked his father, How long is it ago since this go thy way; if thou meet any man, salute him came unto him ? And he said, Of a child; not; and if any salute thee, answer him not and oft-times it hath cast him into the fire again ; and lay my staff upon the face of the and into the waters to destroy him; but if child” (the son" of the Shunammite woman, thou canst do any thing, have compassion who had died). And the mother of the child on us, and help us. Mar. ix. 17, 18. 20, said, As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul 21, 22.

liveth, I will not leave thee. And he arose For oft-times he falleth, &c.] See chap. viii. and followed her; and Gehazi passed on 31, 32. Hast not thou made an hedge about before them, and laid the staff upon the face “him" (Job," said Satan to the Lord), and of the child; but there was neither voice nor about his house, and about all that he hath on hearing: wherefore he went again to meet every side? Thou hast blessed the work of him, and told him, saying, The child is not his hands, and his substance is increased in awaked. 2 Ki. iv. 29, 30, 31. I besought the land. But put forth thine hand now, and thy disciples (said the father of the demoniac) touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to cast him out, and they could not. Lix. to thy face. And the Lord said unto Satan, 40. His (Jesus') name (said Peter) through Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only faith in his name, hath made this man strong, upon himself put not forth thine hand. So whom ye see and know; yea, the faith which Satan went forth from the presence of the is by him hath given him this perfect soundLord. And there was a day when his sons ness in the presence of you all. Ac. ii. 16. and his daughters were eating and drinking Jesus I know, and Paul I know (said the evil wine in their eldest brother's house : and spirit to the sons of Sceva), but who are ye! there came a messenger unto Job, and said, And the man, in whom the evil spirit was, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding leaped on them, and overcame them, and beside them: And the Sabeans fell upon them, prevailed against them, so that they fled out and took them away; yea, they have slain of that house naked and wounded. dc. xi.. the servants with the edge of the sword; and I 15, 16. only am escaped alone to tell thee. While he 17 O faithless and perverse generatios was yet speaking, there came also another, See chap. vi. 30. ; viii. 26. ; xiii. 58.; xvi. & and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, When they (the disciples) heard that he (Jesus) and hath burnt up the sheep, and the servants, was alive, and had been seen of her (Mary and consumed them; and I only am escaped Magdalene), believed not. Mar. xvi. 11. O alone to tell thee. While he was yet speak- fools, and slow of heart to believe all that ing, there came also another, and said, The the prophets have spoken. Lu. xxiv. 25. Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell Thomas, reach hither thy finger (said Jesus), upon the camels, and have carried them away; and behold my hands; and reach hither thy yea, and slain the servants with the edge of hand, and thrust it into my side, and be not the sword, and I only am escaped alone to faithless but believing. John XX. 27. Some, tell thee. While he was yet speaking, there when they had heard, did provoke; howbeit came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy not all that came out of Egypt by Moses, but daughters were eating and drinking wine in with whom was he (the Lord) grieved forty their eldest brother's house ; and behold, years ? Was it not with them that had sinned, there came a great wind from the wilderness, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? And and smote the four corners of the house, and to whom sware he that they should not enter it fell upon the young men and they are dead; into his rest, but to them that believed not?

shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you ? bring him hither to me. And Jesus rebuked the devil ; and he departed 18 out of him and the child was cured from that very hour. Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, "Why could not 19 we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your 20 unbelief. for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of

So we see they could not enter in because of oftentimes it had caught him, and he was unbelief. He. iii. 16-19.

kept bound with chains and in fetters; and Horo long shall I be with you ?] And he brake the bands, and was driven of the Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and devil into the wilderness. Lu. viii. 29. And said unto him, Thus saith the 'Lord God of Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit (of the demothe Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to niac), and healed the child, and delivered him humble thyself before me? Let my people again to his father. Lu. ix. 42. Paul being go that they may serve me. Ex. x. 3. And grieved (that the damsel possessed with a spirit the Lord said unto Moses, How long refuse ye of divination cried after him and his company), to keep my commandments and my laws ? turned and said to the spirit, I command thee Er. xvi. 28. And the Lord said unto Moses, in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of How long will this people provoke me? And her. And he came out the same hour. Ac. how long will it be ere they believe me, for all xvi. 18. Then certain of the vagabond Jews, the signs which I have shewed among them ? exorcists, took upon them to call over them How long shall I bear with this evil congrega- which had evil spirits the name of the Lord tion, which murmur against me? I have Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom heard the murmurings of the children of Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons Israel, which they murmur against me. Nu. of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, xiv.'11. 27. Porty years long was I grieved which did so. And the evil spirit answered with this generation, and said, It is a people and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but that do'err in their heart, and they have not who are ye? Ac. xix. 13, 14, 15. known my ways. Ps. xcv. 10. How long, From that very hour.] See chap. ix. 22. ; ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? And xv. 28. Then 'inquired “he” (the noblethe scorners delight in their scorning, and man”) of "them” (“his servants”) the hour fools hate knowledge ? Pr. i. 22. How long when “he" ("his son") began to amend. wilt thou sleep, 0 sluggard ? when wilt thou And they said unto him, Yesterday at the arise out of thy sleep? Pr. vi. 9. O Jeru- seventh hour the fever left him. So the salem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that father knew that it was at the same hour in thou mayest be saved; how long shall thy the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son vain thoughts lodge within thee? Jer. iv. 14. liveth; and himself believed and his whole About the time of forty years (said Paul) house. John iv. 52, 53. suffered he their manners in the wilderness. 19 Came the disciples to Jesus apart.] And Ac. xiii. 18.

when he was alone they that were about him 18 Rebuked the devil.] See chap. xii. 22. with the twelve asked of him the parable. He cast out many devils, and suffered not the And he said unto them, Unto "you" ("his devils to speak, because they knew him. disciples") it is given to know the mystery of Mar. i. 34. Come out of the man, thou unclean the kingdom of God. Mar. iv, 11. And spirit (said Jesus to him that had the legion). when he was come into the house, his disMar. v. 8. He rebuked the foul spirit, saying ciples asked him privately, Why could not we unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge cast him out? Mar. ix. 28. thee, come out of him, and enter no more into 20 Because of your unbelief.]

See verse him. Mar. ix. 25. Jesus rebuked him (the 17. and chap. xiv. 30, 31. So we see that spirit of an unclean devil), saying, Hold thy they" ("the Israelites”) could not enter in peace and come out of him. And when the (to his rest) because of unbelief. He. iii. 19. devil had thrown him in the midst, he came If ye have faith.] If ye have faith and out of him and hurt him not. And they were doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is all amazed, and spake among themselves, done to the fig-tree (which withered away), but saying, What a word is this? for with autho- also if ye shall say to this mountain, Be thou rity and power he commandeth the unclean removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it spirits, and they come out. And devils also shall be done. Mat. xxi. 21. Have faith in came out of many, crying out and saying, God; For verily I say unto you, that whosoThou art the Christ, the Son of God. And ever shall say to this mountain, Be thou he rebuking them, suffered them not to speak, removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and for they knew that he was Christ. Lu. iv. shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe 35, 36. 41. He had commanded the unclean that those things which he saith shall come to. spirit (Legion) to come out of the man; for pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith.

mustard-seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to

yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impos21 sible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer 22 and fasting. And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto

them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: 23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again.

Mar. xi. 22, 23. If ye had faith as a grain of church, and had prayed with fasting, they mustard-seed, yemight say unto this sycamine- commended them to the Lord, on whom they tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be believed. Ac. xiv. 23. Defraud ye not one thou planted in the sea; and it should obey the other (husband and wife), except it be you. Lu. xvii. 6. To one is given by the with consent for a time, that ye may give Spirit the word of wisdom, to another the yourselves to fasting and prayer. 1 Co. vii

. word of knowledge by the same Spirit, to 5. A night and a day I have been in the another faith by the same Spirit, to another deep (said Paul), in weariness and painful the gifts of healing by the same Spirit. 1 Co. ness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, xii. 8, 9. Though I have the gift of pro- in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. ? phecy, and understand all mysteries, and all Co. xi. 27. Take the helmet of salvation, knowledge ; and though I have all faith, so praying always with all prayer and supplicathat I could remove mountains, and have not tion in the spirit, and watching thereunto charity, I am nothing. 1 Co. xiii. 2. See with all perseverance and supplication for all chap. xxi. 21.

saints. Ep. vi. 18. A grain of mustard-seed.] See chap. xiii. 22 The Son of man shall be betrayed, &c.] 21. It(" the kingdom of God”) is like a See chap. xvi. 21. Mar. viii

. 31. Then (at the grain of mustard-seed, which, when it is sown coming of the Son of man) shall many be of in the earth is less than all seeds that be in fended, and shall betray one another, and habe the earth, but when it is sown, it groweth up, one another. Mat. xxiv. 10. From that time he and becomes greater than all herbs. Mar. (Judas) sought opportunity to betray him. Rise iv. 31.

(said Jesus), let us be going : behold, he is at Nothing shall be impossible.) If thou canst hand that doth betray me.

Mat. xxvi. 16. believe, all things are possible to him that 46. Which of the prophets have not your believeth. Mar. ix. 23. And “she” (“ Anna fathers persecuted ? And they have slain the prophetess") was a widow of about four- them which shewed before of the coming of score and four years, which departed not the Just One, of whom ye have been now the from the temple, but served God with fastings betrayers and murderers. Ac. vii. 52. For and prayers, night and day. Lu. ii. 37. I have received of the Lord that which also I The things which are impossible with men delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus, the are possible with God. Lu. xviii. 27.

same night in which he was betrayed took 21 This kind goeth not out, &c.] See chap. bread, &c. &c. 1 Co. xi. 23. xii. 45.

23 They shall kill him.] My strength is But by prayer and fasting. ] And he dried up like å potsherd, and my tongue (Elijah) stretched himself upon the child cleaveth to my jaws ; and thou hast brought (the son of the widow of Zarephath) three times, me into the dust of death. For dogs have and said, O Lord my God, I pray thee, let compassed me, the assembly of the wicked this child's soul come into him again. And have inclosed me. They pierced my hands the Lord heard the voice of Elijah, and the and my feet; I may tell all my bones. They soul of the child came into him again, and he look, and stare upon me. They part my w revived. 1 Ki. xvii. 21, 22. And I set my ments among them, and cast lots upon my face unto the Lord God (said Daniel), to seek vesture. But be not thou far from me, O by prayer, and supplication, with fasting, and Lord. O my strength, haste thee to help me. sackcloth, and ashes, and I prayed unto the Deliver my soul from the sword, my darling Lord my God, and made my confession from the power of the dog. Save me from Da, ix. 3. 4. This kind (of evil spirit) can the lion's mouth; for thou hast heard me come forth by nothing but by prayer and from the horns of the unicorns. I will declare fasting. Mar. ix. 29. As they'' (" the thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of prophets and teachers which were of the church the congregation will I praise thee. Ps. Ixii

. at Antioch ") ministered to the Lord and 15–22. &c. He was oppressed, and he was fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Bar- afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth. He nabas and Saul for the work whereunto I is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as have called them. And when they had fasted a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he and prayed, and laid their hands on them, openeth not his mouth; Yet it pleased the they sent them away. Ac. xiii. 2, 3. When Lord to bruise him; he hath put him ta grief. they had ordained them elders in every When thou shalt make his soul an offering

And they were exceeding sorry. And when they were come to 24 Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And 25 when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, say. ing, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tributes of their own children, or of strangers ? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then 26 are the children free. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend 27

[ocr errors]

for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong row, but I will see you again, and your heart his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh prosper in his hand.

He shall see of the from you. John xvi. 6. 20. 22. travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied. By 24 When they were come to Capernaum.] He his knowledge shall my righteous servant came to Capernaum, and being in the house, justify many, for he shall bear their iniquities. he asked them, What was it that ye disputed Therefore will I divide him a portion with the among yourselves by the way? Mar. ix. 33. great, and he shall divide the spoil with the Tribute money.] This they shall give (as a strong, because he hath poured out his soul ransom of souls), every one that passeth among unto death. And he was numbered with the them that are numbered, half a shekel, after transgressors, and he bare the sin of many, and the shekel of the sanctuary (a shekel is twenty made intercession for the transgressors. Is. gerahs) : an half shekel shall be the offering livi, 7. 10, 11, 12. After threescore and two of the Lord. Ex. xxx. 13. A bekah for weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for every man; that is half a shekel, after the himself. Da. ix. 26. Awake, O sword, shekel of the sanctuary, for every one that went against my shepherd, and against the man to be numbered, from twenty years old, and that is my fellow, saith the Lord of hosts : upward, for six hundred thousand and three sinite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be thousand, and five hundred and fifty men, scattered ; and I will turn mine hand upon Ex. xxxviii. 26. the little ones. Zec. xiii. 7.

25 Yes.] See chap. iii. 15. Render unto The third day he shall be raised again.] Cesar the things whịch are Cesar's; and unto Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither God the things that are God's. Mat. xxii. 21. wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see cor. For this cause pay ye tribute also, for they ruption. Ps. xvi. 10. Destroy this temple are God's ministers, attending continually (said Christ), and in three days I will raise it upon this very thing. Render therefore to all up. John ii. 19. “Him” (Christ") being their dues : tribute to whom tribute is due ; delivered by the determinate counsel and fore- custom to whom custom ; fear to whom fear; knowledge of God, ye have taken, and by honour to whom honour. Ro. xiii. 6, 7. wicked hands have crucified and slain, whom Of their own children, or of strangers ?] God bath raised up, having loosed the pains And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this of death, because it was not possible that he man (Goliath) that is come up ? Surely to should be holden of it. Therefore (David) defy Israel is he come up. And it shall be being a prophet, and knowing that God had that the man who killeth him, the king will sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of enrich him with great riches, and will give his loins, according to the flesh, he would him his daughter, and make his father's house raise up Christ to, sit on his throne; he free in Israel. 1 Sa. xvii. 25. seeing this before, spake of the resurrection of 27 Lest we should offend.] See chap. xv. Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, 12, 13, 14. It is good neither to eat flesh, neither his flesh did see corruption. Ac. ii. nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy 23–31. I delivered unto you, first of all, brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made that which I also received, how that Christ weak. Ro. xiv. 21. We then that are strong died for our sins according to the Scriptures; ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and and that he was buried, and that he rose again not to please ourselves. Let every one of us the third day, according to the Scriptures. please his neighbour, for his good to edifica1 Co. xv. 3, 4.

tion. For even Christ pleased not himself, And they were exceeding sorry.] Because but as it is written, The reproaches of them I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath that reproached thee fell on me.

Ro. xv. filled your heart; Nevertheless, I tell you the 1, 2, 3. Take heed lest by any means this truth. It is expedient for you that I go away, liberty of yours become a stumbling-block to Verily, verily, I say unto you, that ye shall them that are weak. Wherefore if meat make weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice, my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while And ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow the world standeth, lest I make my brother to shall be turned into joy. Ye now have sor- offend. 1 Co. viii. 9. 13. Though I be free

« PreviousContinue »