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and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery. 10 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his 11 wife, it is not good to marry. But he said unto them, All men

cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs

commonly, that there is fornication among you, ried and widows, It is good for them if they and such fornication as is not so much as abide even as I. Art thou bound unto a wife ! named among the Gentiles, that one should seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a have his father's wife. I Co. v. I.

wife ? seek not a wife ; but and if thou marty, Doth commit adultery.] Pharaoh called thou hast not sinned. He that is unmarried Abram and said, What is this that thou hast careth for the things that belong to the Lord, done unto me? Why didst thou not tell me how he may please the Lord; but he that is that she (Sarai) was thy wife? why saidst married careth for the things that are of the thou, She is my sister ? so I might have world, how he may please his wife. The untaken her to me to wife. Now, therefore, married woman careth for the things of the behold thy wife, take her and go thy way. Lord, that she may be holy, both in body and Ge. xii. 18, 19. God came to Abimelech in a in spirit : but she that is married careth for dream by night, and said to him, Behold, the things of the world, bow she may please thou art' but a dead man; for the woman her husband. And this I speak for your own (Sarah) which thou hast taken, for she is a profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, man's wife! Ge. xx. 3. They (of Judah) say, but for that which is comely, and that ye may If a man put away his wife, and she go from attend upon the Lord without distraction him and become another man's, shall he return The wife is bound by the law, as long as her unto her again? Shall not that land be greatly husband liveth ; but if her husband be dead

, polluted ? But thou hast played the harlot she is at liberty to be married to whom she with many lovers ; yet return again unto me, will; only in the Lord. But she is happier saith the Lord. Je. iii. 1. The woman which if she so abide, after my judgment; and ! hath an husband is bound by the law to her think also that I have the Spirit of God. 1 Co. husband so long as he liveth ; but if the hus- vii. 8. 27, 28. 32-35. 39, 40. In the latter times, band be dead, she is loosed from the law of some shall depart from the faith, forbidding her husband. So then, if while her husband to marry, and commanding to abstain from liveth, she be married to another man, she meats. í Ti. iv. 3. The younger widows shall be called an adulteress. But if her hus, refuse (to take into the number of those proband be dead, she is free from that law, so vided for by the Church), for when they have that she is no adulteress, though she be married begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will to another man. Ro. vii. 2. 3. See pre. com. marry; having damnation, because they have

10 If the case of the man be so.] The Lord cast off their first faith. And withal they God said, It is not good that the man should learn to be idle, wandering about from house to be alone; I will make him an help meet for house ; and not only idle, but tatlers also and him. Ge. ii. 18. Drink waters out of thine busy-bodies, speaking things which they ought own cistern, and running waters out of thine not. I will therefore that the younger women own well :' let thy fountains be dispersed marry, bear children, guide the house, give abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets ; let none occasion to the adversary to speak te them be only thine own, and our strangers proachfully. For some are already turned with thee ; let thy fountain be blessed, and aside after Satan. 1 Ti. v. 11-15. rejoice with the wife of thy youth. Let her be 11 All men cannot receive this saying.) ! as the loving hind and pleasant roe. would that all men were even as 1 myself 15—19. Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good But every man hath his proper gift of God

, thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord. Pr. one after this manner, and another after that xviii. 22. A foolish son is the calamity of But if they cannot contain, let them marty: his father, and the contentions of a wife are for it is better to marry than to burn. But a continual dropping. House and riches are as God hath distributed to every man, as the the inheritance of fathers : and a prudent wife Lord hath called every one, so let him walk, is from the Lord. Pr. xix. 13, 14. It is And so ordain I in all churches

. And this! better to dwell in a corner of the house-top, speak for your own profit. I Co. vii

. 7. 9. 17. than with a brawling woman in a wide house. 35. It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than 12 Which were made eunuchs, &c) of the with a contentious and an angry woman. Pr. sons that shall issue from thee (saith the Lord xxi. 9. 19. Let every man have his own wife, to Hezekiah), shall they (in the Babylomisk and let every woman have her own husband. captivity) take away, and they shall be I Co. vii. 2.' I say, therefore, to the unmar- eunuchs in the palace of the king of Baby

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of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it. Then were there brought unto him little 13 children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, Suffer little children, 14 lon. Is. xxxix. 7. Neither let the eunuch touch them ; but when his disciples saw it say, Behold, I am a dry tree. For thus they rebuked them. Lu. xviii. 15. The saith the Lord unto the eunuchs that keep promise (said Peter to the Jews) is unto you my sabbaths, and choose the things that and to your children, and to all that are afar please me, and take hold of my covenant; off, even as many as the Lord our God shall Even unto them will I give in mine house, call. Ac. ii. 39. The unbelieving husband and within my walls, a place and a name is sanctified by the wife ; and the unbelieving better than of sons and of daughters. Is. lvi. wife is sanctified by the husband ; else were 3,4,5.

your children unclean, but now are they holy. .. Which have made themselves eunuchs.] See 1 Co. vii. 14. terse 10. Have we not power to lead about a And the disciples rebuked them.] See chap. sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as xvi. 22. The multitude rebuked "them" the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas? They ("the two blind men"), because they should which preach the Gospel should live of the hold their peace. Mat. xx. 31. Master Gospel. But I have used none of these (said John), we saw one casting out Devils in things, neither have I written these things, thy name, and we forbade him, because he folthat it should be so done unto me. For it loweth not with us. And Jesus said unto him, were better for me to die than that any man Forbid him not; for he that is not against us should make my glorying void. 1 Co.ix. 5. 15. is for us. And when his disciples James and

13 Brought unto him little children.] See John saw " this(that the Samaritans did chap. xviii. 2. And it came to pass after not receive him"), they said, Lord, wilt thou these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, that we command fire to come down from thy father is sick : and he took with him his heaven and consume them, even as Elias did ? two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. And But he turned and rebuked them, and said, Joseph said unto his father, They are my Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. sons, whom God hath given me in this place. Lu. ix. 49, 50. 54, 55. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto 14 Suffer little children, &c.] I will estabme, and I will bless them. And Israel lish my covenant between me and thee (said stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon God to Abraham), and thy seed after thee in Ephraim's head, who was younger, and his their generations, for an everlasting covenant, left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the first- thee. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed born. And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possesdid walk; the God which fed me all my life sion; and I will be their God. And Abraham long unto this day; the angel which redeemed was ninety years old and nine when he was me from all evil, bless the lads. And he circumcised. And Ishmael his son was thirblessed them that day, saying, In thee shall teen years old when he was circumcised. In Israel bless, saying, God make thee as the self-same day was Abraham circumcised Ephraim and as Manasseh. And he set and Ishmael his son. Ge. xvii. 7, 8. 24. 26. Ephraim before Manasseh. Ge. xlviii. 1-20. And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, being And when she (Hannah) had weaned him eight days old, as God had commanded him. (Samuel), she took him up with her, with Ge. xxi. 4. The woman came and told her three bullocks, and one ephah of flour, and a husband (Manoah), A man of God said unto bottle of wine, and brought him unto the me, Thou shalt conceive and bear a son. And house of the Lord in Shiloh; and the child now drink no wine, nor strong drink, neither tou young. 1 Sa. i. 24. The Lord shall eat any unclean thing; for the child shall be increase you more and more, you and your a Nazarite to God from the womb to the day children.' Ye are blessed of the Lord, which of his death. Ju. xiii. 6, 7. And "she' made heaven and earth. Ps. cxv. 14, 15. I (Hannah'') vowed a vow, and said, O Lord will give them (of Judah, saith God) one of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look upon the heart, and one way, that they may fear me affliction of thine handmaid, and remember

for the good of them and their me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt children after them. Je. xxxii. 39. They give unto thine handmaid a man-child, then brought young children to him, that he should i will give him unto the Lord all the days of touch them; and his disciples rebuked those his life ; and there shall no razor come upon that brought them. Mar. X. 13. And they his head. And the Lord remembered her. brought unto him also infants, that he would And the nian Elkanah and all his house went VOL. II.

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and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom 15 of heaven. And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence. 16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what 17 good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said

up to offer unto the Lord the yearly sacrifice, and Silas), What must I do to be saved! and his vow. But Hannah went not up; for Ac. xvi. 30. she said unto her husband, I will not go up Eternal life.] These (the wicked) shall go until the child be weaned, and then I will away into everlasting punishment; but the bring him, that he may appear before the Lord, righteous into life eternal. Mat. xxv. 46. and there abide for ever. And when she had Many of them that sleep in the dust of the weaned him, she took him up with her, and earth shall awake; some to everlasting life, brought him unto the house of the Lord in and some to shame, and everlasting contempt Shiloh, and the child was young. 1 Sa. i. Da. xii. 2. So (as Moses lifted up the serpent 11. 19. 22. 24. Samuel ministered before the in the wilderness) nust the Son of man be Lord, being a child, girded with a linen lifted up, that whosoever believeth in hîm ephod. 1 Ša. ii. 18. Suffer the little children should not perish, but have eternal life. Johs to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of iii, 14, 15. Whosoever drinketh of the water such is the kingdom of God. Mar. x. 14. that I shall give him, shall never thirst; but See Lu. xviii. 16.

the water that I shall give him, shall be in For of such is the kingdom of heaven.] See him a well of water springing up into everchap. xi. 25; xviii. 3. Brethren, be not chil- lasting life. John iv. 14. Search the Scrip dren in understanding; howbeit in malice tures, for in them ye think ye .have eternal be ye children, but in understanding be men. life; and they are they which testify of me. 1 Co. xiv. 20. Wherefore, laying aside all John v. 39. He that believeth on me (salid malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and Christ) hath everlasting life. Lord (said envies, and all evil-speakings, as new-born Simon Peter), to whom shall we go! thou babes desire the sincere milk of the word hast the words of eternal life. John vi. 41. that ye may grow thereby. I Pe. ii. 1, 2.

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I give unto them (my sheep) eternal 15 He laid his hands on them, &c.] He life, and they shall never perish, neither shall shall feed his dock like a shepherd; he shall any pluck them out of my hand. Joke 23

. gather the lambs with his arm, and carry He that hateth his life in this world, shall them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those keep it unto life eternal. John xii. 25. As that are with young. Is. xl. 11. And he thou hast given him (said Jesus to his hoetook them up in his arms, put his hands upon venly Father) power over all flesh, that he them, and blessed them. Mar. x. 16. The should give eternal life to as many as chou unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, hast given him. And this is life eternal

; that and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the they might know thee the only true God, and husband. Else were your children unclean; Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. Joka trii. but now are they holy. 1 Co. vii. 14. From 2, 3. To them who, by patient continuance a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, in well-doing seek for glory, and honour, and which are able to make thee wise unto salva- immortality (God will render) eternal life

. tion, through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 2 Ro. ii. 7.' Where sin abounded grace did Ti. iii. 15.

much more abound. That as sin hath reigned 16 One came and said unto him.] There unto death, even so might grace reign through came one running, and kneeled to him, and righteousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ asked him, Good master, what shall I do that

our Lord. Ro. 8. 20, 21. Now being made I may inherit eternal life? Mar. x. 17. And free from sin, and become servants to God, a certain ruler asked him, Good master, what have your fruit unto holiness, and the end shall I do to inherit eternal life? Lu. everlasting life. For the wages of sin xviii. 18.

death; but the gift of God is eternal life, What good thing shall I do ? &c.] Behold, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Ro vi. 22 a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, 23. For this cause I obtained mercy (sazid saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit Paul), that in me first Jesus Christ might eternal life? Lu. X. 25. Labour not for the shew forth all long-suffering, for a pattern to meat which perisheth, but for that meat which them which should hereafter believe on him endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son to life everlasting. 1 Ti. i. 16. Fight the of man shall give unto you, for him hath God good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, the Father sealed. Then said they unto him, whereunto thou art also called, and hast pro What shall we do, that we might work the fessed a good profession before many witworks of God? Jesus answered and said unto nesses. Charge them that are rich, that them, This is the work of God, that ye believe they be rich in good works, laying up in stene on him whom he hath sent. John vi. 27, 28, for themselves a good foundation against the 29. Sirs (said the gaoler of Philippi to Paul time to come, that they may lay hold on wuto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt 18 do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not ::

eternal life. 1 Ti. vi. 12. 19. Paul, a servant But if thou 'wilt enter into life.] Ye shall of God, in hope of eternal life, which God, keep my statutes and my judgments, which if that cannot tie, promised before the world a man do, he shall even live in them; I am began; to Titus mine own son, after the the Lord. Le. xviii. 5. I gave them my stacommon faith. Tit. i. 2. According to his tutes, and shewed them my judgments, which merey he saved us, that being justified by his if a man do, he shall even live in them. grace we should be made heirs, according to Moreover, also I gave them my sabbaths, to the hope of eternal life. Tit. iii. 7. The life be a sign between me and them, that they was manifested, and we have seen it, and might know that I am the Lord that sancbear witness, and shew unto you, that eternal tify them. Ez. xx. 11, 12. What is written life which was with the Father, and was ma- in the law (said Jesus to the lawyer who pisested unto us. 1 John i. 2. And this is tempted him, saying, What shall I do to inherit the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life ?)? How readest thou? And he eternal life. I John ii. 25. And this is the answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy record, that God hath given to us eternal God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, life, and this life is in his son. He that hath the and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind, Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son and thy neighbour asthyself. And he said unto of God hath not life. These things have I him, Thou hast answered right: this do,' and written unto you that believe on the name of thou shalt live. Lu. X. 26, 27, 28. Moses dethe Son of God, that ye may know that ye scribeth the righteousness which is of the law, have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the that the man which doeth those things shali name of the Son of God. 1 John v. 11, 12, 13. live by them. Ro. X. 5. That no man is And we know that the Son of God is come, and justified by the law in the sight of God, it is hath given us an understanding, that we may evident; for the just shall live by faith. And know him that is true ; and we are in him the law is not of faith ; but the man that that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ; doeth them shall live in them. Christ hath this is the true God, and eternal life. I John redeemed us from the curse of the law, being 1. 20. Keep yourselves in the love of God, made a curse for us. For it is written, Cursed looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus is every one that hangeth on a tree. Ga. ili. Christ unto eternal life. Jude 21. See chap. 11, 12, 13. xix. 29.

18 Which?] As many as are of the works 17 There is none good but one, &c.] There of the law are under the curse ; for it is is none holy as the Lord (said Hannah), for written, Cursed is every one that continueth there is none besides thee; neither is there not in all things which are written in the any rock like our God. 1 Sa. ii. 2. Why book of the law to do them. Ga. iii. 10. boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet inan ? the goodness of God endureth conti- offend in one point, he is guilty of all; for he nually. Ps. lii. 1. They (men) shall abun- that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, dantly utter the memory of thy great good- Do not kill. Now, if thou commit no adulness, and shall sing of thy righteousness. The tery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transLord is gracious, and full of compassion, slow gressor of the law. Ja. ii. 10, 11. to anger," and of great mercy: the Lord is Thou shalt do no murder:] See chap. v. good to all; and his tender mercies are over 21—28. Honour thy father, and thy mother, all his works. Ps.cxlv. 7, 8, 9. Every good that thy days may be long upon the land gift and every perfect gift is from above, and which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Thou cometh down from the Father of lights, with shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adulwhom is no variableness, neither shadow of tery. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not turning.

Ja i. 17. He that loveth not bear false witness 'against thy neighbour. knoweth not God, for God is love. In this Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house. was manifested the love of God toward us, Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, because that God sent his only-begotten Son nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, into the world, that we might live through nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, thy neighbour's. Ex. xx. 12-17. Honour but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be thy father and thy mother, as the Lord thy the propitiation for our sins. 1 John iv. God hath commanded thee, that thy days may 8, 9, 10. We have known and believed the be prolonged, and that it may go well with love that God hath to us. God is love ; and he thee in the land which the Lord thy God that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God, and giveth thee. Thou shalt not kill. Neither God in him. 1 John iv. 16.

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19 steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself

. 20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from 21 my youth up : what lack I yet? Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt

thou steal. Neither shalt thou' bear false Nay, father Abraham (said the rich man, being witness against thy neighbour. Neither shalt in torments), if one went unto "them" ("kis thou desire thy neighbour's wife. Neither brethren") from the dead, they will repent. shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses field, or his man-servant, or his maid-servant, and the prophets, neither will they be perhis ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy suaded though one rose from the dead. Lue neighbour's. De. v. 16–21. Thou knowest xvi. 30, 31. The Pharisee stood and prayed the commandments, Do not commit adultery, thus with himself; God, I thank thee that I Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast mother. Mar. X. 19. Thou knowest the twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do possess, All these (commandments) have I pot kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false wit- kept (said the ruler) from my youth up. Le ness, Honour thy father and thy mother. Lu. xviii. 11, 12. 21. He that is without sin xviii. 20. Owe no man any thing, but to among you (said Jesus to them who brought love one another ; for he that loveth another, unto him a woman taken in adultery), let him hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt first cast a stone at her. John viii. 7. Nom not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, we know that what things soever the law saith Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false it saith to them who are under the law, that witness, Thou shalt not covet. And if there every mouth may be stopped, and all the be any other commandment, it is briefly com- world may become guilty before God. Thereprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt fore by the deeds of the law there shall no love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh flesh be justified in his sight; for by the Law is no ill to his neighbour, therefore love is the the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousfulfilling of the law. Ro. xiii. 8, 9, 10. ness of God without the law is manifested,

19 Honour thy father and thy mother.] being witnessed by the law and the prophets ; See chap. xv. 4, 5, 6, Ye shall fear every even the righteousness of God which is by man his mother, and his father, and keep my faith of Jesus Christ, unto all, and upon all sabbaths. Le. xix. 3. The eye that mocketh them that believe, for there is no difference, at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, for all have sinned, and come short of the the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and glory of God. Ro. iii. 19-23. I was alive the young eagles shall eat it. Pr. xxx. 17. without the law once; but when the comChildren, obey your parents in the Lord, for mandment came, sin revived, and I died this is right, Honour thy father and mother Ro. vii. 9. The law was our schoolmaster te (which is the first commandment with pro- bring us unto Christ, that we might be justi. mise). Ep. vi. 1, 2.

fied by faith. Ga. iii. 24. Touching the Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.] righteousness which is in the law (said Paul, The second (commandment) is like unto it (the I was) blameless. Phi. iii. 6. first), Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thy- What lack I yet?] One thing thou lackest self. Mat. xxii. 39. Thou shalt not avenge, (said Jesus to the young man that was pry nor bear any grudge against the children of rich), go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast

, thy people; but thou shalt love thy neighbour and give to the poor, and thou shall have as thyself. Le. xix. 18. Thou shalt love the treasure in heaven ; and come, take up the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all cross, and follow me. Mar. X. 21. Yet lack. thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with est thou one thing, sell all that thou hast, and all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have Lu. x. 27. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as treasure in heaven ; and come, follow me. thyself. Ro. xiii. 9. For all the law is ful. Lu, xviii. 22. filled in one word, even in this, Thou shalt 21 If thou wilt be perfect.] See ckap. I. love thy neighbour as thyself. Ga. v. 14. 19, 20. 48. Noah was a just man, and per If ye fulfil the royal law according to the fect in his generation, and Noah walked with Scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as God. Ge. vi. 9. Walk before me (said the thyself, ye do well. Ja. ii. 8.

Lord to Abram), and be thou perfect. Ge 20 All these things have I kept, &c.] xvii. 1. There was a man in the land of l'h, Master, all these have I observed from my whose name was Job, and that man was per youth. Mar. x. 20. I say unto you, that joyfect, and upright, and one that feared God, shall be in heaven over one sinner that re- and eschewed evil. Job i. 1. Mark the per penteth, more than over ninety and nine just feçt man, and behold the upright; for the end persons which need no repentance. Lu. vii. 7. of that man is peace. Ps. xxxvii. 37. The

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