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poken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? ehold, now ye have heard his blasphemy. What think ye? 66 'hey answered and said, He is guilty of death. Then did they 67 bit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the

rth. 2 Ki. xix. 1, 2, 3. Yet they were not shall surely be put to death, and all the conraid (neither the king, nor the princes, which gregation shall certainly stone him; as well lod beside the king), nor rent their garments, the stranger, as he that is born in the land, ither the king, nor any of his servants that when he blasphemeth the name of the Lord ard all these words (which Jehudi read from shall be put to death. Le. xxiv. 11-16, 1 roll). Je. xxxvi. 24. Then the high The Jews answered “him” (Pilate"), We iest rent his clothes, and saith, What need have a law, and by our law he ought to die, be

any further witnesses ? ye have heard the cause he made himself the Son of God. John isphemy; what think ye? And they all xix. 7. Which of the prophets have not your ndemned him to be guilty of death. Mar. fathers persecuted? And they have slain v. 63, 64.

them which shewed before of the coming of He hath spoken blasphemy.) And behold, the Just One, of whom ye have been now the rtain of the Scribes said within themselves, betrayers and murderers. Ac. vii. 52. They vis man blasphemeth. Mat. ix. 3. And that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, be: two men, sons of Belial (said the letters of cause they knew him not, nor yet the voices of rebel), before him (Naboth), to bear witness the prophets which are read every sabbath-day, ainst him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme they have fulfilled them in condemning him ; d and the king: and then carry him out, and though they found no cause of death in d stone him, that he may die. And the men him, they took him down from the tree, and

his city, even the elders and the nobles laid him in a sepulchre. Ac. xiii 27, 28. Ye o were the inhabitants in his city, did as have condemned and killed the Just, and he rebel had sent unto them, and as it was doth not resist you. Ja. v. 6. itten in the letters which she had sent 67 Did they spit in his face.) And they o them. They proclaimed a fast, and set spit upon him, and took the reed and smote both on high among the people. And him on the head. Mat. xxvii. 30. And the re came in two men, children of Belial, and Lord said unto Moses, If her (Miriam's) father

before him: and the men of Belial wit- had spit in her face, should she not be sed against him, even against Naboth, in ashamed seven days ? Let her be shut out

presence of the people, saying, Naboth from the camp (as leprous) seven days? And blaspheme God and the king. 1 Ki. xxi. after that let her be received in again. Nu. -13. And the Scribes and the Pharisees xii. 14. Then shall his brother's wife come an to reason, saying, Who is this which unto him (who refused to marry her) in the aketh blasphemies? who can forgive sins presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from

God? Lu. v. 21. For a good work we off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall ne thee not (said the Jews to Jesus) but for answer and say, So shall it be done unto that phemy: and because that thou, being a man that will not build up his brother's house. 1, makest thyself God. Jesus answered De. xxv. 9. And now am I their song? I am n, Is it not written in your law, I said ye their bye-word (who were viler than the earth); gods? If he called them gods, unto whom they abhor me, they flee far from me, and word of God came, and the Scripture can- spare not to spit in my face. Because he (the

be broken, say ye of him whom the Lord) hath loosed my cord and afflicted me. ier hath sanctified, and sent into the They have also let loose the bridle before me. d, Thou blasphemest, because I said, I am Job xxx. 9, 10, 11. I gave my back to the Son of God ? John x. 33–36.

smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked 3 He is guilty of death.) And the Israelitish off the hair : I hid not my face from shame lan's son blasphemed the name of the and spitting. Is. I. 6. His visage was so 1, and cursed. And they brought him marred, more than any man; and his form - Moses : (and his mother's name was more than the sons of men. Is. lii. 14. He omnith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe is despised and rejected of men; a man of in :) and they put him in ward, that the sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and we 1 of the Lord might be shewed them. hid, as it were, our faces from him; he was the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, despised, and we esteemed him not. Is. liii.

forth him that hath cursed without the 3. And some began to spit on him, and to *; and let all that heard him lay their cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say s upon his head, and let all the congrega- unto him, Prophesy; and the servants did stone him. And thou shalt speak unto strike him with the palms of their hands. children of Israel, saying, Whosoever Mar. xiv. 65. And they smote him on the tb his God shall bear his sin; and he head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and blasphemeth the name of the Lord, he bowing their knees, worshipped him. Mar. xv.

68 palms of their hands, Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ,

19. Being defamed, we entreat; we are xxvii. 39–44. And they (Joseph's brethrra) made as the filth of the world, and are the said one to another, Bebold, this dreamer offscouring of all things unto this day. I Co. cometh! Come now, therefore, and let 3 iv. 13. Let us run with patience the race that is slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we set before us, looking unto Jesus the author will say, some evil beast hath devoured him: and finisher of our faith ; who for the joy and we shall see what will become of his that was set before him endured the cross, dreams. Ge. xxxvii. 19, 20. And it came despising the shame, and is set down at the to pass, when their hearts (the hearts of the right hand of the throne of God. He. xii. Philistines) were merry, that they said, Call for 1, 2.

Samson, that he may make us sport. And they Buffeted him.] See chap. xxvii. 30. called for Samson out of the prison-house,

And others smote him.] See chap. v. 39. and he made them sport. Ju. xvi. 25. And Then Pashur (the son of Immer) smote Jere- some began to spit on him (Jesus), and to miah the prophet, and put him in the stocks, cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say that were in the high gate of Benjamin, which unto him, Prophesy; and the servants did was by the house of the Lord. Je. xx. 2. strike him with the palms of their hands

. He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him; Mar. xiv. 65. And the men that held Jesus he is filled full with reproach. Thou hast mocked him, and smote him; and when they made us as the offscouring and refuse in the had blind-folded him, they struck him on the midst of the people. Lam. iii. 30. 45. And face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who the men that held Jesus mocked him and is it that smote thee ? And many other things smote him. Lu. xxii. 63. And when “he” blasphemously spake they against him. It (“ Jesus”) had “ thus " spoken (" in secret xxii. 63, 64, 65. have I said nothing"), one of the officers which Thou Christ.] Then the soldiers of the stood by, struck Jesus with the palm of his governor took Jesus into the common hall

, hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest and they stripped him, and put on him a so? John xviii. 22. And the soldiers platted scarlet robe ; and when they had platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and crown of thorns, they put it upon his head

, they put on him a purple robe, and said, and a reed in his right hand; and they Hail, king of the Jews; and they smote bowed the knee before him, and mocked hini, him with their hands. John xix. 2, 3. saying, Hail, king of the Jews. Mat. xxvi. And the high priest, Ananias, commanded 28, 29. And they clothed him with purple

, them that stood by him to smite him on and platted a crown of thorns, and put it alwut the mouth. Then said Paul unto him, God his head, and began to salute him, Hail, king shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest of the Jews. And they smote him on the thou to judge me after the law, and com- head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and mandest me to be smitten contrary to the law? bowing their knees, worshipped him. Ma. Ac. xxiii. 2, 3. Ye suffer if a man bring you xv. 17, 18, 19. And the soldiers platted into bondage ; if a man devour you ; if a man crown of thorns, and pu: it on his head, and take of you ; if a man exalt himself; if a man they put on him a purple robe, and said, smite you on the face. I speak as concerning Hail, king of the Jews! And they state reproach, as though we had been weak. him with their hands. And it was the preHowbeit, whereinsoever any is bold (I speak paration of the passover, and about the sixth foolishly), I am bold also. 2 Co. xi. 20, 21. hour; and he (Pilate) saith unto the Jews

, The palms of their hands.] Now gather Behold your king! But they cried out, Away thyself in troops, 0 daughter of troops, he hath with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, laid siege against us; they shall smite the Shall I crucify your king? The chief priesti judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek. answered, we have no king but Cesar. Jada Mi. v. 1.

xix. 2, 3. 14, 15. As new-born babes desire 68 Prophesy unto us.] They that passed by the sincere milk of the word, that ye may group reviled him, wagging their heads, and saying, thereby; if so be ye have tasted that the Thou that destroyest the temple and buildest Lord is gracious, to whom corning as auto it in three days, save thyself; if thou be the living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but Son of God, come down from the cross. chosen of God and precious. Ye also, as Likewise also the chief priests , mocking lively stones are built up a spiritual house

, him, with the Scribes and elders, said, He an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacri saved others, himself he cannot save : 'if he fices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ be the king of Israel let him now come down Wherefore also it is contained in the Serig from the cross, and we will believe him. He ture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner trusted in God, let him deliver him now, if stone, elect, precious, and he that believeth he will have him; for he said, I am the Son on him shall not be confounded. Unto por of God. The thieves also which were crucified therefore which believe he is precious; but with him, cast the same in his teeth. Mat. unto them which be obedient, the stone

Who is he that smote thee? Now Peter sat without in the palace : 69 and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee. But he denied before them all, saying, I know not 70 what thou sayest. And when he was gone out into the porch, 71

which the builders disallowed, the same is made “he" (" Joseph") heard that Archelaus did the head of the corner; and a stone of stum- reign in Judea in the room of his father bling, and a rock of offence, even to them which Herod, he was afraid to go thither : notwithstumble at the word, being disobedient, where- standing, being warned of God in a dream, unto also they were appointed. I Pe. ii. 4-8. he turned aside into the parts of Galilee.

69 Peter sat without, &c.] See verse 58. And he came and dwelt in a city called And he (Elijah) came thither unto a cave Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled which was (being threatened by Jezebel), and lodged spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a there, and behold, the word of the Lord came Nazarene. Mat. ii. 22, 23. And the multito him, and he said unto him, What doest tude said (as Jesus entered into Jerusalem thou here, Elijah? And it was so, when upon an ass), This is Jesus, the prophet of Elijah heard "it" (" the still small voice”), Nazareth of Galilee. Mat. xxi. 11. And that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and Nathanael said unto “him” (Philip"), Can went out, and stood in the entering in of the there any good thing come out of Nazareth ? cave ; and behold, there came a voice unto Philip saith unto him, Come and see. John him and said, What doest thou here, Elijah ? i. 46. Others said, This is Christ ! But some I Ki. xix. 9. 13. Blessed is the man that said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee? Art thou walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, also of Galilee (said the rulers to Nicodemus) ? nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth search and look; for out of Galilee ariseth in the seat of the scornful. Ps. i. 1. And no prophet. John vii. 41. 52. After “this as Peter was beneath in the palace, there man" (" Theudas) rose up Judas of Galilee, cometh one of the maids of the high priest. in the days of the taxing (said Gamaliel to And when she saw Peter warming himself, the Pharisees), and drew much people after she looked upon him, and said, And thou him: he also perished (as Theudas), and all, also wast with Jesus of Nazareth. But he even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed. denied, saying, I know not, neither under- Ac. v. 37. stand I what thou sayest; and he went out 70 He denied before them all.] See verses into the porch, and the cock crew. Mar. xiv. 34, 35. 40–43. 51. 56. 58. Depart from me, 66, 67, 68. And when they had kindled a ye evil doers, for I will keep the commandfire in the midst of the hall, and were set down ments of my God. Uphold me according to together, Peter sat down among them. But thy word, that I may live, and let me not be a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the ashamed of my hope! Hold thou me up, fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and and I shall be safe ; and I will have respect said, This man was also with him. And he unto thy statutes continually. Ps. cxix. 115, denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not. 116, 117. Better is the poor that walketh in Lu. xxii. 55, 56, 57. Peter stood at the door his uprightness, than he that is perverse in without; then went out that other disciple his ways, though he be rich. Pr. xxviii. 6. which was known unto the high priest, and A man's pride shall bring him low, but honour spake unto her that kept the door, and shall uphold the humble in spirit. The fear brought in Peter. Then saith the damsel of man bringeth a snare, but whoso putteth that kept the door unto Peter, Art not thou his trust in the Lord shall be safe. Pr. also one of this man's disciples? He saith, I xxix. 23. 25. Of whom hast thou been afraid,

And Simon Peter stood and warmed or feared (said the Lord to the Jews), that himself. They said therefore unto him, Art thou hast lied, and hast not remembered me, not thou also one of his disciples? He denied nor laid it to thy heart? Have not I held my it, and said, I am not. Did not I see thee peace even of old, and thou fearest me not? in the garden with him (said one of the servants Is. lvii. 11. The heart is deceitful above all of the high priest)? Peter then denied again, things, and desperately wicked: who can know and immediately the cock crew. John xviii. it ? Je. xvii. 9. Be not high minded, but 16, 17. 25, 26, 27. And (God) delivered fear. Ro. xi. 20. Let him that thinketh he just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation standeth take heed lest he fall. 1 Co. x. 12. of the wicked (for that righteous man dwell. But the fearful and unbelieving, and the aboing among them, in seeing and hearing, minable, and murderers, and whoremongers, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, their unlawful deeds). The Lord knoweth shall have their part in the lake which how to deliver the godly out of temptations, burneth with fire and brimstone; which is and to reserve the unjust unto the day of the second death. Re. xxi. 8. judgment to be punished. 2 Pe. ii. 7, 8, 9. 71 When he was gone out, &c.] See chap.

Jesus of Galilee.] See verse 71. But when xxvi. 69.


am not.

another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there. This 72 fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth. And again he denied 73 with an oath, I do not know the man. And after a while came

unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also 74 art one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee. Then began be

to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And imme

This fellow was, &c.] See verse 61. Let me go over, that the men of Gilead

72 With an oath.] Swear not at all, neither said unto him, Art thou an Ephraimite! If by heaven, for it is God's throne: nor by he said, Nay, then said they unto him, Say the earth, for it is his footstool. Mat. v. 34. now Shibboleth. And he said, Sibboleth ; Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord for he could not frame to pronounce it right. thy God in vain, for the Lord will not hold Then they took him, and slew him at the him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. passages of Jordan. Ju. xii. 5, 6. In those Ex. xx. 7. Hear ye this, 0 house of Jacob, days also saw I Jews that had married wives which are called by the name of Israel, and of Ashdod, of Ammon, and of Moab; and are come forth out of the waters of Judah; their children spake half in the speech of which swear by the name of the Lord, and Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews make mention of the God of Israel: but not language, but according to the language of in truth nor in righteousness. Is. xlviii. 1. each people. Ne. xiii. 23, 24. Then said he (the Lord) unto me (when I 74 Began he to curse and to swear.] His saw the flying roll), This is the curse that blood be upon us, and on our children ( said the goeth over the face of the whole earth ; for Jews to Pilate). Mat. xxvii. 25. There was every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was this side, according to it; and every one that Micah ; and he said unto his mother, The sweareth shall be cut off as on that side, eleven hundred shekels of silver, that were according to it. I will bring it forth, saith taken from thee, about which thou cursedst, the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter into the and spakest of also in mine ears, behold, the house of the thief, and into the house of him silver is with me: I took it. Ju. xvii. 1, 2. that sweareth falsely by my name ; and it The elders of the congregation said, How shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall we do for wives for them that remain, shall consume it, with the timber thereof, and seeing the women are destroyed out of Beathe stones thereof. Zec. v. 3, 4. Let none jamin? Howbeit we may not give them of you imagine evil in your hearts against wives of our daughters; for the children of his neighbour, and love no false oath ; for all Israel have sworn, saying, Cursed be he that these are things that I hate, saith the Lord. giveth a wife to Benjamin. Ju. xxi. 16. 18. Zec. viii. 17. And I will come near to you to And the men of Israel were distressed that judgment, and I will be a swift witness against day (in the battle with the Philistines), for the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and Saul had adjured the people, saying, Cursed against false swearers, and against those that be the man that eateth any food until evening. oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow that I may be avenged on mine enemies. So and the fatherless, and that turn aside the none of the people tasted any food. And all stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith they of the land came to a wood ; and there the Lord of hosts. Mal. iii. 5. Peter said, was honey upon the ground; and when the Ananias, why hath Satan filled thy heart to people were come into the wood, behold the lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part honey dropped, but no man put his hand to of the price of the land ? Whiles it remained his mouth; for the people feared the oath. was it not thine own? and after it was sold But Jonathan heard not when his father was it not in thine own power? Why hast charged the people with the oath ; wherefore thou conceived this thing in thine heart ? he put forth the end of the rod that teas in thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. his hand, and dipped it in an honeycomb, Ac. v. 3, 4.

and put his hand to his mouth, and his eyes I do not know the man.] See verse 74. I were enlightened. Then answered one of the tell thee, Peter (said Jesus), the cock shall people, and said, Thy father straitly charged not crow this day, before that thou shalt the people with an oath, saying, Cursed be thrice deny that thou knowest me. Lu. the man that eateth any food this day. And xxii. 34.

the people were faint. 1 Sa. xiv. 24-28 73 Surely thou also art one of them.] See “ He” (“ Peter") began to curse and to swear, chap. xxvi. 69.

saying, I know not this man of whom ye For thy speech bewrayeth thee.] The speak. Mar. xiv. 71. And when it was day, Gileadites took the passages of Jordan before certain of the Jews banded together, and the Ephraimites: and it was so that when bound themselves under a curse, saying, That those Ephraimites which were escaped said, they would neither eat nor drink till they

diately the cock crew. And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, 75 which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.

had killed Paul. And they were more than forty upon Peter; and Peter remembered the word which had made this conspiracy. And they of the Lord, how he had said unto him, came to the chief priests and elders, and Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me said, We have bound ourselves under a great thrice. And Peter went out and wept bitterly. curse, that we will eat nothing until we have Lu. xxii. 61, 62. Wilt thou lay down thy slain Paul. Ac. xxiii. 12, 13, 14. For I life for my sake (said Jesus to Peter)? Verily, could wish that myself were accursed from verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen accord- crow till thou hast denied me thrice. John ing to the flesh. Ro. ix. 3. If any man xiii. 38. love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be And he went out, and wept bitterly.) Then Anathema Maran-atha. 1 Co. xvi. 22. Judas which had betrayed him, when he saw

Saying, I know not the man.] Fear not that he was condemned, repented himself, them which kill the body (said Jesus), but and brought again the thirty pieces of silver are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear to the chief priests and elders, saying, I have him which is able to destroy both soul and sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent body in hell. Whosoever shall confess me blood. And they said, What is that to us? before men, him will I confess before my See thou to that. And he cast down the Father which is in heaven ; but whosoever pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, shall deny me before men, him will I also and went and hanged himself. Mat. xxvii. deny before my Father which is in heaven. 3, 4, 5. And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, Mat. x. 28. 32, 33. So, when they (Jesus behold Satan hath desired to have you, that and his disciples) had dined, Jesus saith to he may sift you as wheat: but I have prayed Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou for thee, that thy faith fail not; and when me more than these? He saith unto him, thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He go with thee both into prison, and to death. saith to him again the second time, Simon, And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto not crow this day, before that thou shalt him, Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thrice deny that thou knowest me. Lu. xxii, thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. 31–34. I know (said Paul) that in me He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing; of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved for to will is present with me, but how to because he said unto him the third time, perform that which is good I find not. For Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, the good that I would, I do not; but the evil Lord, thou knowest all things, thou knowest which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed that I would not, it is no more I that do it, my streep. John xxi. 15, 16, 17. As many but sin that dwelleth in me. Ro. vii. 18, 19, as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous 20. For who maketh thee to differ from therefore, and repent. Re. iii. 19.

another, and what hast thou that thou didst And immediately the cock crew.} Verily not receive ? Now if thou didst receive it, I say unto thee said Jesus to Peter), That why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not this day, even in this night, before the cock received it? 1 Co. iv. 7. Brethren, if a crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. I man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are know not, neither understand I what thou spiritual restore such an one in the spirit of sayest (said Peter, immediately after, to the meekness : considering thyself, lest thou also maid of the high priest); and he went out be tempted. Ga. vi. 1. Blessed be the God into the porch, and the cock crew; (and) he and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which began to curse and to swear, saying, I know according to his abundant mercy hath benot this man of whom ye speak. Mar. xiv. 30. gotten us again unto a lively hope by the 68. 72. Peter said, Man, I know not what resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, thou sayest ; and immediately, while he yet to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, spake, the cock crew. Lu. xxii. 60. Peter and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven then denied again the third time), and im- for you who are kept by the power of God mediately the cock crew. John xviij. 27. through faith unto salvation, ready to be re

75 Remembered the word of Jesus.] See vealed in the last time. I Pe. i. 3, 4, 5. rerse 34. And the Lord turned and looked

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