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Capernaum. the kings of the earth take custom or tri- Anno bute? of their own children, or of cat. 32. Mat. xvii. 26. ftrangers? Peter faith unto him, of Minift. 3. ftrangers. Jefus faith unto him, Then 27. are the children free. Notwithstanding, left we should offend them, go thou to the fea, and caft an hook, and take up the fish that firft cometh up: and when thou haft opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.



Jefus rebukes his Difciples for their,
ambition, who contended for prio-
rity in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Inftructs them concerning giving
Offence to none, and forgiving In-
juries. He forbids the molefting
of one that caft out devils in his


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ND being in the house, he asked them, What was it that ye difpuO ted among your felves by the way? But



34. they held their peace: for by the way 'Luk.ix.46. they had difputed among themfelves Luk. ix. 47. who fhould be the greatelt. And Jefus perceiving the thought of their Mar. ix. 35. heart, he fat down and called the twelve, and faith unto them, If any man defire to be first, the fame fhall be laft of all, and fervant of all.

* At

Mar. ix. 33.


*At the fame time came the difciples Capernaum.

Etat. 32. unto Jefus, faying, Who is the greatest 1. Mar. xviii• Minift. b Mar. ix. in the kingdom of heaven? and Jefus 2. 36. called a little child unto him, and fet Luk.ix.47. him in the midst of them, and when 36. Mar, ix. he had taken him in his arms, he said.


unto them, "6 Verily I fay unto you, 3. Mat. xviii. except ye be converted, and become "as little children, ye fhall not enter "into the kingdom of heaven. Who- 4. "foever therefore fhall humble himself as this little child, the fame is greatest "Mar.ix.37. "in the kingdom of heaven. And 5. Luk.ix. 48." whofo fhall receive one fuch little "child in my name receiveth me, and 37. Mar. ix. "whofoever fhall receive me, receiveth




વ not me, but him that fent me; *for 48. Luk. ix. "he that is leaft among you all, the Mar. ix. fame fhall be great. But whofe 6. Mat. xviii.


"fhall offend one of thefe little ones
"which believe in me, it were better
"for him that a milftone were hanged
"about his neck, and that he were
"drowned in the depth of the fea.
"Wo unto the world because of offen-


ces: for it muft needs be that offen-1 ❝ces come: but wo to that man by Mar.ix.43." whom the offence cometh. Where- 8. "fore if thy hand or thy foot offend "thee, cur them off, and caft them "from thee: it is better for thee to en' ter into life halt or maimed, rather "than having two hands or two feet, Mat.xviii. "to go into hell, into the fire that 43. Mar. ix. "never fhall be quenched: where their CC worm dieth not, and the fire is not





Minift. 3.


Capernaum. quenched. *And if thy toot offend Anno Mar. ix. 45." thee, cut it off: it is better for thee car. 32. to enter halt into life, than having CC two feet, to be caft into hell, into "the fire that never fhall be quenched 46." where their worm dieth not, and the Mat. xviii. 9." fire is not quenched. And if thine Mar.ix.47.


cc eye offend thee, pluck it out and caft
it from thee: hit is better for thee Mat. xviii,
cc to enter into the kingdom of God 9.
"with one eye, than having two eyes,
to be caft into hell fire: where their
66 worm dieth not, and their fire is not



Mar. ix. 47.



"For every one shall be falted with fire, and every facrifice fhall be falted so." with falt. Salt is good: but if the "falt have loft his faltness, wherewith "will you feafon it? Have falt in your "felves, and have peace one with a❝nother.


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Mat. xviii. 10.


"Take heed that ye defpife not
one of thefe little ones; for I fay un-
to you, that in heaven their angels
"do always behold the face of my Fa-
II. ther which is in heaven. For the fon
"of man is come to fave that which
12." was loft. How think ye? if a man

have an hundred fheep, and one of
"them be gone aftray, doth he not
"leave the ninety and nine, and goeth
"into the mountains, and feeketh that
3." which is gone aftray? And if so be
"that he find it, verily I fay unto you,
"he rejoyceth more at that sheep, than
"of the ninety and nine which went
t not

Anno not aftray. Even fo it is not the Capernaum. Atat. 32. «will of your Father which is in hea-14. Mat. xviii. Minift. 3. c ven, that one of thefe little ones "should perifh.

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"Moreover if thy Brother fhall
pafs against thee, go and tell him his
"fault between thee and him alone.
"If he fhall hear thee, thou haft gain-
"ed thy brother. But if he will not 16
"hear thee, then take with thee one or
"two more, that in the mouth of two
" or three witneffes every word may be
"eftablished. And if he fhall neglect 17.
"to hear them, tell it unto the church:
"but if he neglect to hear the church,
"let him be unto thee as an heathen


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man and a publican. Verily I fay un-18.
"to you, whatsoever ye fhall bind on
"earth, fhall be bound in heaven: and
"whatsoever ye fhall loofe on earth,
"fhall be loofed in heaven.

"Again I fay unto you, that if two 19. "of you fhall agree on earth as touch


ing any thing that they fhall ask, it
"fhall be done for them of my Father
"which is in heaven. For where two 20.
or three are gathered together in my
name, there am I in the midst of
❝ them.


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"Then came Peter to him, and faid, 21,
"Lord, how oft fhall my brother fin

against me, and I forgive him? till
"feven times? Jefus faith unto him, I 22,
"fay not to thee, until feven times;
but, until feventy times feven.




"Therefore is the kingdom of hea Anno


Mat. xviii. 23. ven likened to a certain king which rat. 32. "would take account of his fervants. Minift. "And when he had begun to reckon,


one was brought to him which ought 25. "him ten thousand talents. But for66 as much as he had not to pay, his "Lord commanded him to be fold, "and his wife and children and all that "he had, and payment to be made. 26, The fervant therefore fell down and "worshipped him, faying, Lord have patience with me, and I will pay 27." thee all. Then the Lord of that fer





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vant was moved with compaffion, and "loofed him and forgave him the debt. 28." But the fame fervant went out, and "found one of his fellow fervants


which ought him an hundred pence: "and he laid hands on him, and took "him by the throat, faying, pay me 29. "that thou oweft. And his fellow fervant fell down at his feet, and be"fought him, faying, Have patience "with me, and I will pay thee all. "And he would not, but went and "caft him into prifon, till he fhould (c pay the debt.




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So when his fellow fervants faw "what was done, they were very forry, "and came and told their Lord all that 32. was done. Then his Lord, after "that he had called him, faid unto him, O thou wicked fervant, I forgave "thee all that debt because thou defi"redit me. Shouldeft thou not also have



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