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shall give you in the evening flesh to eat; and brought forth : from this day will I bless you. in the morning bread to the full: for that Hag. ii. 19. Ye are cursed with a curse; for the Lord heareth your murmurings which ye ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. murmur against him : and what are Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, (Moses and Aaron)? your murmurings are not that there may be meat in mine house, and against us, but against the Lord. And when prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of the children of Israel saw it (the small round hosts, if I will not open you the windows of thing which lay upon the face of the wilder. heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that ness), they said, It is manna, for they wist not there shall not be room enough to receive it : what it was. And Moses said unto them, and I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, This is the bread which the Lord hath given and he shall not destroy the fruits of your you to eat. And the children of Israel did ground: neither shall your vine cast her fruit eat manna forty years, until they came to a before the time in the field, saith the Lord of land inhabited: they did eat manna, until they hosts. Mal. iii. 9, 10, 11. How many loaves came unto the borders of the land of Canaan. have ye? go and see (said Jesus to his disEr. xvi. 8. 15. 35. Thou shalt keep the feast of ciples): and when they knew, they say, Five unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded loaves and two fishes. And he commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month them to make all sit down by companies upon Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt, the green grass; and they sat down ranks, and none shall appear before me empty. Ex. by hundreds and by fifties. And when he xxii. 15. As the Lord thy God liveth (said had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, the widow of Zarephath to Elijah), I have not he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disa little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am ciples to set before them; and the two fishes gathering two sticks, that I may go in and divided he among them all: and they did all dress it for me and my son, that we may eat eat and were filled. And they took up twelve it, and die. And Elijah said unto her, baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes. Fear not: go and do as thou hast said: but And they that did eat of the loaves were about make me thereof a little cake first, and bring five thousand men. Mar. vi. 38-44. And it unto me, and after make for thee and for his disciples answered him, From whence can thy son: for thus saith the Lord God of Israel, a man satisfy these men with bread here in The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither the wilderness? And he asked them, How shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven. the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth. And And he commanded the people to sit down on the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the the ground; and he took the seven loaves, and cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disLord which he spake by Elijah. 1 Ki. xvii. ciples to set before them; and they did set 12, 13, 14. 16. And there came a man from them before the people. And they had a few Baal-shalisha, and brought the man of God small fishes : and he blessed, and commanded (Elisha) bread of the first fruits, twenty loaves to set them also before them. So they did eat, of barley, and full ears of corn in the husk and were filled : and they took up of the thereof: and he (Elisha) said, Give unto the broken meat that was left seven baskets. And people, that they may eat. And his servitor they that had eaten were about four thousand ; said, What, should I set this before an hun- and he sent them away. Mar. viii. 4-9. dred men? He said again, Give the people, When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a that they may eat; for thus saith the Lord, great company come unto him, he saith unto They shall eat, and shall leave thereof. So he Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these set it before them, and they did eat, and may eat ? (and this he said to prove him ; for left thereof, according to the word of God. he himself knew what he would do). Philip 2 Ki. iv. 42, 43, 44. Elisha said (prophesying answered him, Two hundred penny-worth of incredible plenty in Samaria), Hear ye the bread is not sufficient for them, that every one word of the Lord : thus saith the Lord, To- of them may take a little. One of his dismorrow about this time shall a measure of ciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith fine flour be sold for a shekel, in the gate of unto him, There is a lad here which hath five Samaria. Then a lord, on whose hand the barley loaves and two small fishes; but what king (Jehoram) leaned, answered the man of are they among so many? And Jesus said, God, and said, Behold, if the Lord would Make the men sit down. Now there was make windows in heaven, might this thing much grass in the place; so the men sat down, be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it in number about five thousand. And Jesus with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof. took the loaves; and when he had given 2 Ki. vii. 1, 2. Is the seed yet in the barn? thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and yea, as yet the vine, and the fig-tree, and the the disciples to them that were set down; and pomegranate, and the olive tree hath not likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of 6 the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast
thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up,
When they were filled, he said unto his dis- from hence. Lu. iv. 9. Thou couldest have ciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, no power at all against me, except it were that nothing be lost: therefore they gathered given thee from above; therefore he that dethem together, and filled twelve baskets with livered me unto thee hath the greater sin. the fragments of the five barley loaves, which John xix. 11. remained over and above unto them that had The holy city.] And many bodies of the eaten. Then those men, when they had seen saints which slept arose, and came out of the the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a graves after his resurrection, and went into truth that Prophet that should come into the the holy city, and appeared unto many. Mate world. Verily, verily, I say unto you (said xxvii. 53. And the rulers of the people dwele Jesus to those who came to Capernaum seeking at Jerusalem: the rest of the people also cast him), ye seek me, not because ye saw the lots to bring one of ten to dwell in Jerusalem, miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves the holy city, and nine parts to dwell in other and were filled : labour not for the meat that cities. Ne. xi. 1. They (the obstinate house perisheth, but for that meat which endureth of Jacob) call themselves of the holy city, and unto everlasting life, which the Son of man stay themselves upon the God of Israel: the shall give unto you. They said therefore Lord of hosts is his name. Is. xlvii. 2. unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion, we may see and believe thee? what dost thou put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, work? Our fathers did eat manna in the the holy city, for henceforth there shall na desert ; as it is written, He gave them bread more come into thee the uncircumcised and from heaven to eat. Then Jesus said unto the unclean. Is. lii. l. O Lord, according them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses to all thy righteousness I beseech thee, let gave you not that bread from heaven; but my thine anger and thy fury be turned away from Father giveth you the true bread from heaven: thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain. Befor the bread of God is he which cometh down cause for our sins and for the iniquities of our from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore a reproach to all that are about us. Da. ix. give us this bread. And Jesus said unto 16. The court which is without the temple them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh leave out, and measure it not, for it is given to me shall never hunger, and he that be- unto the Gentiles, and the holy city shall lieveth on me shall never thirst; I am that they tread under foot forty and two months bread of life : your fathers did eat manna in Re. xi. 2. the wilderness, and are dead. This is the On a pinnacle.] The porch that was in the bread which cometh down from heaven; if front of the house, the length of it was acany man eat of this bread he shall live for cording to the breadth of the house, twenty ever: and the bread that I will give is my cubits, and the height was an hundred and flesh, which I will give for the life of the twenty: and he overlaid it within with pure world. The Jews therefore strove among gold. 2 Ch. iii. 4. themselves, saying, How can this man give us 6 For it is written.] See verse 4. Satan his flesh to eat. Then Jesus said unto them, himself is transformed into an angel of light. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat 2 Co. xi. 14. the fesh of the Son of man, and drink his He shall give his angels.] He shall give blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth his angels charge over thee to keep thee in all my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their lite ; and I will raise him up at the last day: hands lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. for my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is Ps. xci. 11, 12. And he (Satan), brought drink indeed; he that eateth my Aesh, and him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me and I in of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be him. He that eateth me, even he shall live the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence ; by me: this is that bread which came down for it is written, He shall give his angels charge from heaven; not as your fathers did eat over thee to keep thee : and in their hands manna, and are dead; he that eateth of this they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou bread shall live for ever, John vi. 5-14. dash thy foot against a stone; and Jesus an26–33. 48–58.
swering, said unto him, It is said, thou shalt 5 Taketh him up.] And he (the devil) not tempt the Lord thy God. Lu. iv. 9—12. brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, to minister for them who shall be heirs of sal. If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down yation? He. i. 14.
lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto 7 him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, 8 and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of
Lest at any time.] Hast not thou made an and as in the day of temptation in the wilhedge about him, and about his house, and derness, when your fathers tempted me, about all that he hath on every side ; thou proved me, and saw my work. Ps. xcv. 8, 9. hast blessed the work of his hands, and his (The Israelites) lusted exceedingly in the substance is increased in the land. Job i. 10. wilderness, and tempted God in the desert. Thou shalt be in league with the stones of the Ps. cvi. 14. Now we call the proud happy; field, and the beasts of the field shall be at yea, they that work wickedness are set up ; peace with thee. Job v. 23. The angel of yea, they that tempt God are even delivered. the Lord encampeth round about them that Mal. iii. 15. Then Peter said unto her fear him, and delivereth them. He keepeth (Sapphira), How is it that ye have agreed all his bones, not one of them is broken. Ps. together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord ? xxxiv. 7. 20.
Behold, the feet of them which have buried 7 It is written again.] See verse 4. 10. thy husband are at the door, and shall carry and com. And (the priests and scribes) said thee out. Ac. v. 9. Neither let us tempt unto him (Jesus), Hearest thou what these Christ, as some of them also tempted, and (the children crying Hosanna to the son of were destroyed of the destroyer. I Co. x. 9. David in the temple) say? And Jesus saith Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, unto them, Yea, have ye never read, Out of when your fathers tempted me, proved me, the mouths of babes and sucklings thou hast and saw my works forty years. He. iii. 9. perfected praise? Jesus saith unto them 8 The devil taketh him, &c.] See verse 5. (again), Did ye never read in the Scriptures, The devil taking him up into an high mounthe stone which the builders rejected, the tain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of same is become the head of the corner? this the world in a moment of time : and the is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in devil said unto him, All this power will I our eyes. Mat. xxi. 16. 42. As touching give thee, and the glory of them, for that is the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read delivered unto me, and to whomsoever I will that which was spoken unto you by God, say- give it; if thou therefore wilt worship me, ing, I am the God of Abraham, and the God all shall be thine. Lu. iv. 5—7. of Isaac, and the God of Jacob ? God is not the And sheweth him all the kingdoms, &c.] God of the dead, but of the living. Mat. xxii. What is a man profited, if he shall gain the 31, 32. (Seek) to the law and the testimony, if whole world, and lose his own soul? or “they" (" the familiar spirits") speak not what shall a man give in exchange for his according to this word, it is because there is soul ? Mat. xvi. 26. “ He” (“ king Ahano light in them. Is. viii. 20.
suerus) shewed the riches of his glorious Thou shalt not tempt the Lord.] The kingdom, and the honour of his excellent people did chide with Moses, and said, Give majesty, many days, even an hundred and fourus water, that we may drink. And Moses score days. Es. i. 4. And Haman told said unto them, Why chide ye with me?
(“his friends") of the glory of his Wherefore do ye tempt the Lord ? And he riches, and the multitude of his children, and called the name of the place “ Massah” (i. e. all the things wherein the king (Ahasuerus) “ tentation"), and " Meribah” (i. e. “chiding had promoted him, and how he had advanced or strife"), because of the chiding of the chil- him above the princes and servants of the dren of Israel, and because they tempted the king. Es. v. 11. Be not thou afraid when Lord, saying, Is the Lord among us or not? one is made rich, when the glory of his house Ex. xvii. 2. 7. Because all those men which is increased : for when he dieth he shall carry have seen my glory (said the Lord to Moses), nothing away. His glory shall not descend and my miracles which I did in Egypt and in after him. Ps. xlix. 16, 17. The king (Nethe wilderness, have tempted me now these buchadnezzar) spake and said, Is not this ten times, and have not hearkened to my great Babylon, that I have built for the house voice; surely they shall not see the land. of the kingdom, by the might of my power, Nu. xiv. 22. Ye shall not tempt the Lord and for the honour of my majesty. Da. iv, your God as ye tempted him in Massah. 30. By faith Moses, when he was come to De. vi. 16. They tempted God in their heart years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's by asking meat for their lust ; yea, they daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction turned back and tempted God, and limited with the people of God, than to enjoy the the Holy One of Israel. They tempted and pleasures of sin for a season ; esteeming the provoked the most high God, and kept not reproach of Christ greater riches than the his testimonies. Ps. lxxviii. 18. 41. 56. treasures in Egypt, for he had respect unto the Harden not your hearts as in the provocation, recompence of the reward. He. xi. 24-26 VOL. II.
9 them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if 10 thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him,
Get thee hence, Satan : for it is written, Thou shalt worship the
All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man nezzar thy father a kingdom, and majesty, as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and glory, and honour; and for the majesty and the flower thereof falleth away. 1 Pe. i. that he gave him, all people, nations, and lan24. Love not the world, neither the things guages, trembled and feared before him; whom that are in the world. If any man love the he would, he slew, and whom he would, he kept world, the love of the Father is not in him. alive, and whom he would, he set up, and For all that is in the world, the lust of the whom he would, he put down. This said flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride Daniel) is the interpretation of the thing of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. (the writing on the plaster): Mene; God 1 John ii. 15, 16. The kingdoms of this world hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it. are become (said the voices in heaven) the Tekel; thou art weighed in the balance, and kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ, and art found wanting. Peres; the kingdom is he shall reign for ever and ever. Re. xi. 15. divided, and given to the Medes and Persians
9 All these things, &c.] What will ye Da. v. 18, 19. 26–28. Now is the judgmeat give me (said Judas unto the chief priests), of this world, now shall the prince of this and I will deliver him unto you? Mat. xxvi. world be cast out. John xii. 31. Hereafter 15. Jesus knowing that the Father had given I will not talk much with you, for the prince all things into his hands, and that he was of this world cometh, and hath nothing in come from God, and went to God, he riseth John xiv. 30. And when he (the Con. from supper, &c. John xiii. 3.
forter) is come, he will reprove the world of I give thee.] The Lord maketh poor and judgment, because the prince of this world is maketh rich; he bringeth low and lifteth up; judged. John xvi. 11. He (the Word of God) he raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set written, King of kings, and Lord of lords them among princes, and to make them in. Re. xix. 16. herit the throne of glory: for the pillars of If thou wilt fall down, &c.] I say that the the earth are the Lord's, and he hath set the hings which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacriworld upon them. 1 Sa. ii. 7, 8. Yea, all fice to devils, and not to God; and I would 'kings shall fall down before him, and his not that ye should have fellowship with devils: enemies shall lick the dust. Ps. lxxii. 11. ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and cup of devils ; ye cannot be partakers of the lifteth the needy out of the dunghill, that he Lord's table and of the table of devils. I Co. may set him with princes, even with the X. 20. 21. If our Gospel be hid, it is hid to princes of his people. Ps. cxiii. 7, 8. By them that are lost. In whom the god of this me kings reign, and princes decree justice. world hath blinded the minds of them which Pr. viii. 15. I have made the earth, the man believe not, lest the light of the glorious and the beast that are upon the ground, by Gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, my great power and by my outstretched arm, should shine unto them. 2 Co. iv. 4. and have given it unto whom it seemed bishop must be blameless, not a novice, lest meet unto me. And now have I given all being lifted up with pride, he fall into conthese lands into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar, demnation of the devil. 1 Ti. iii. 6. And I the king of Babylon, my servant; and the fell at his (the angels) feet to worship bim : beasts of the field have I given him also to and he said unto me, See thou do it not; I serve him. Je. xxvii. 5, 6. Thou, o king, am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren art a king of kings; for the God of heaven that have the testimony of Jesus; worship hath given thee a kingdom, power, and God, for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit strength, and glory. And wheresoever the of prophecy. Re. xix. 10. And when I had children of nen dwell, the beasts of the field, heard and seen, I fell down to worship before and the fowls of heaven hath he given into the feet of the angel which shewed me these thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over things. Then saith he unto me, See thou do them all; thou art this head of gold (said it not; for I am thy fellow servant, and of Daniel to Nebuchadnezzar). Da. ii. 37, 38. thy brethren the prophets, and of them which And they shall drive thee from men, and thy keep the sayings of this book : worship God. dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field; Re. xxii. 8, 9. they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, 10 Get thee hence, Satan.) But he (Jesus) and seven times shall pass over thee, until turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind thou know that the Most High ruleth in the me, Satan; thou art an offence unto me, for kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever thou savourest not the things that be of God, he will. Da. iv. 32. Othou king (Bel. but those that be of men. Mat. xvi. 23. Sub. shazzar), the Most High God gave Nebuchad- mit yourselves therefore to God, resist the
Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil 11 leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him. Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he 12 departed into Galilee; And leaving Nazareth, he came and 13
devil, and he will flee from you. Ja. iv. 7. 30. Resist the devil, and he will flee from Your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, thee. Ja. iv. 7. walketh about, seeking whom he may devour; Behold, angels came, &c.] See verse 6. whom resist, stedfast in the faith, knowing Thinkest thou (said Jesusto the high priest) that the same' afflictions are accomplished in that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he your brethren that are in the world. I Pe. shall presently give me more than twelve v. 8, 9.
legions of angels. Mat. xxvi, 53. And beSatan.) Satan stood up against Israel, and hold, there was a great earthquake (at Jesus' provoked David to number Israel, 1 Ch. resurrection): for the angel of the Lord dexxi. l. Now there was a day when the sons scended from heaven, and came and rolled of God came to present themselves before the back the stone from the door (of the sepulLord, and Satan came also among them. chre), and sat upon it. His countenance was And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all like lightning, and his raiment white as snow. that he hath is in thy power, only upon And for fear of him the keepers did shake himself put not forth thine hand; so Satan and became as dead men. And the angel went forth from the presence of the Lord. answered and said unto the women, Fear not Job i. 6. 12; ii. I. Set thou a wicked ye; for I know that ye seek Jesus which was man over him, and let Satan stand at his crucified. Mat. xxviii. 245. And he (Jesus) right hand. Ps. cix. 6. And he shewed me was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted Joshua the high priest (as the type of Christ), of Satan, and was with the wild beasts, and standing before the angel of the Lord, and the angels ministered unto him. Mar. i. 13. Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. And there appeared an angel unto him from And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord heaven, strengthening him (whilst praying on rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that the mount of Olives). Lu. xxii. 43. And hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee. Is not this without controversy great is the mystery of a brand plucked out of the fire ? Zec. iii. 1, 2. godliness. God was manifest in the flesh, jus
Thou shalt worship the Lord, &c.] Thou tified in the spirit, seen of angels, preached shalt fear the Lord thy God, and serve him, unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, reand shalt swear by his name. Ye shall not ceived up into glory. 1 Ti. iii. 16. When go after other gods, of the gods of the people he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, which are round about you. De. vi. 13, 14. he saith, And let all the angels of God worThou shalt fear the Lord thy God: ship him. Are they not all ministering spirits, him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt sent forth to minister for them who shall be thou cleave, and swear by his name.
the heirs of salvation? He. i. 6. 14. And I 20. Now therefore, fear the Lord and serve beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels him in sincerity, and in truth. And put away round about the throne, and the beasts, and the gods which your fathers served on the the elders, and the number of them was ten other side of the flood, and in Egypt, and thousand times ten thousand, and thousands serve ye the Lord. Jos. xxiv. 14. And Sa- of thousands, saying with a loud voice, Worthy muel spake unto all the house of Israel, say- is the Lamb that was slain, to receive power, ing, If ye do return unto the Lord with all and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and your hearts, then put away the strange gods honour, and glory, and blessing.
Re. V. and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare 11, 12. your hearts unto the Lord, and serve him 12 When Jesus had heard.] After that only. 1 Sa. vii. 3. And Jesus answered John was put into prison, Jesus came into and said unto him (Satan), Get thee behind Galilee, preaching the Gospel of the kingdom me Satan, for it is written, thou shalt worship of God. Mar. i. 14. For Herod himself had the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou sent forth and laid hold upon John, and
Lu. iv. 8. See chap. xxii. 21. bound him in prison, for Herodias' sake, his 11 The devil leaveth him.] And when the brother Philip's wife, for he had married her. devil had ended all his temptations, he de- Mar. vi. 17. And Jesus returned in the parted from him for a season. Lu. iv. 13. power of the Spirit into Galilee, and there When I was daily with you in the temple, ye went out a fame of him through all the region stretched forth no hands against me ; but round about. And (he) came down to Cathis is your hour (said Jesus to the high pernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them priests, &c.), and the power of darkness. on the Sabbath days. Lu. iv. 31. Now Lu. xxii. 53. The prince of this world after two days he departed thence (from Sacometh, and bath nothing in me. John xiv. maria), and went into Galilee (and healed the