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MATT. X. 28, 29.

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is nothing covered, that shall not be judge, shall give me at that day: and revealed; and hid, that shall not be not to me only, but unto all them also known, Matt. x. 26. Say ye not, A that love his appearing, 2 Tim. iv. confederacy, to all them to whom this 6–8. Women received their dead people shall say, A confederacy; nei raised to life again : and others were ther fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. tortured, not accepting deliverance; Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; that they might obtain a better reand let him be your fear, and let him surrection, Heb. xi. 35. Fear none be your dread, Isa. viii. 12, 13. I, of those things which thou shalt suferen I, am he that comforteth you: fer: behold, the devil shall cast some who art thou, that thou shouldest be of you into prison, that ye may be afraid of a man that shall die, and of tried; and ye shall have tribulation the son of man which shall be made as ten days: be thou faithful unto death, grass, li. 12. And I say unto you my and I will give thee a crown of life, friends, Be not afraid of them that Rev. ii. 10. kill the body, and after that have no b My flesh trembleth for fear of more that they can do. But I will thee ; and I am afraid of thy judgforewarn you whom ye shall fear : ments, Psal. cxix. 120. For in the Fear him, which after he hath killed multitude of dreams and many words, hath power to cast into hell ; yea, I there are also divers vanities : but fear say unto you, Fear him, Luke xii. 4, thou God, Eccles. v. 7. Though a 5. Save that the Holy Ghost wit- sinner do evil an hundred times, and nesseth in every city, saying that his days be prolonged, yet surely I bonds and afflictions abide me. But know that it shall be well with them none of these things move me,' nei- that fear God, which fear before him: ther count I my life dear unto myself, But it shall not be well with the so that I might finish my course with wicked, neither shall he prolong his joy, and the ministry, which I have days, which are as a shadow ; because received of the Lord Jesus, to testify he feareth not before God, viii. 12, the Gospel of the grace of God, Acts 13. For all those things hath mine IX. 23, 24. Then Paul answered, hand made, and all those things have What mean ye to weep and to break been, saith the Lord: but to this man mine heart? for I am ready not to be will I look, even to him that is poor bound only, but also to die at Jeru- and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth salem for the name of the Lord Jesus, at my word, Isa. Ixvi. 2. Fear ye Ixi. 13. Who shall separate us from me ? saith the Lord: will ye not the love of Christ ? shall tribulation, tremble at my presence, which have or distress, or persecution, or famine, placed the sand for the bound of the or nakedness, or peril, or sword ? sea by a perpetual decree, that it canAs it is written, For thy sake we are not pass it: and though the waves killed all the day long; we are ac- thereof toss themselves, yet can they counted as sheep for the slaughter. not prevail; though they roar, yet Nay, in all these things we are more can they not pass over it ? Jer. v. 22. than conquerors through him that Wherefore we receiving a kingdom loved us. For I am persuaded, that which cannot be moved, let us have neither death, nor life, nor angels, grace, whereby we may serve God nor principalities, nor powers, nor acceptably with reverence and godly things present, nor things to come, fear : For our God is a consuming fire, nor height, nor depth, nor any other Heb. xii. 28, 29. creature, shall be able to separate us c See parallels on last clause of from the love of God, which is in ver. 22. chap. v. Christ Jesus our Lord, Rom. viii.

VER. 29. 35-39. For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure

Ουχί δύο στρουθία ασσαρίου σωλείται; is at hand. I have fought a good sai kviţavrã oi Westita ini thuyho, ävsy fight, I have finished my course, I

του πατρός υμών και ; have kept the faith : Henceforth there Are not a two sparrows sold for a is laid up for me a crown of righteous- farthing? band one of them shall not ness, which the Lord, the righteous fall on the ground without your Father.


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MATT. X. 29–32.

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6, 7.

a Are not five sparrows sold for two a Behold the fowls of the air: for farthings, and not one of them is for they sow not, neither do they reap, gotten before God? But even the very nor gather into barns ; yet your hairs of your head are all numbered. heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye Fear not therefore : ye are of more not much better than they ? Matt. vi. value than many sparrows, Luke xii. 26. And he said unto them, What

man shall there be among you, that b These wait all upon thee; that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into thou mayest give them their meat in a pit on the sabbath-day, will he not due season. That thou givest them lay hold on it, and lift it out? How they gather : thou openest thine hand, much then is a man better than a they are filled with good. Thou hidest sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do thy face, they are troubled: thou takest well on the sabbath-days, xii. 11, 12. away their breath, they die, and re- For thou hast made him a little lower turn to their dust. Thou sendest forth than the angels, and hast crowned thy spirit, they are created: and thou him with glory and honour, Ps. viii. renewest the face of the earth, Ps.civ. 5. Consider the ravens : for they 27-30.

neither sow nor reap; which neither VER. 30.

have storehouse nor barn; and God 'yuão dè xai ai spíxes tñs nepanās better than the fowls? Luke xii. 24.

feedeth them: how much more are ye σάσαι ήριθμημέναι εισί. .

The Lord then answered him, and But a the very hairs of your head are

said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each all numbered.

one of you on the sabbath loose his ox a And the people said unto Saul,

or his ass from the stall, and lead him Shall Jonathan die, who hath wrought this great salvation in Israel? God away to watering? And ought not this forbid : : as the Lord liveth, there shall whom Satan hath bound, lo, these

woman, being a daughter of Abraham, not one hair of his head fall to the ground; for he hath wrought with bond on the sabbath-day? xiii. 15, 16.

eighteen years, be loosed from this God this day. So the people rescued For it is written in the law of Moses, Jonathan that he died not, 1 Sam.xiv. Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of 45. Then said she, I pray thee, let the ox that treadeth out the corn. the king remember the LORD thy God, Doth God take care for oxen? Or that thou wouldest not suffer the re

saith he it altogether for our sakes? vengers of blood to destroy any more, For our sakes, no doubt, this is writlest they destroy my son. And he

ten : that he that ploweth should plow said, As the Lord liveth, there shall in hope; and that he thresheth in not one hair of thy son fall to the hope should be partaker of his hope, earth, 2 Sam. xiv. 11. And Solomon 1 Cor. ix. 9, 10. said, If he will shew himself a worthy man, there shall not an hair of him

VER. 32. fall to the earth : but if wickedness Πάς ούν όστις ομολογήσει εν εμοί έμπροσshall be found in him, he shall die, θεν των ανθρώπων, ομολογήσω καγώ εν αυτώ 1 Kings i. 52. But even the very έμπροσθεν του πατρός μου του εν ουρανοϊς. . hairs of your head are all numbered.

Whosoever therefore shall a confess me Fear not therefore : ye are of more before men, b him will I confess also before value than many sparrows, Luke xii. my Father d which is in heaven. 7. But there shall not an hair of your head perish, xxi. 18. Wherefore I also before kings, and will not be

* I will speak of thy testimonies pray you to take some meat : for this ashamed, Ps. cxix. 46. Also I say is for your health : for there shall not unto you, Whosoever shall confessme an hair fall from the head of any of before men, him shall the Son of man you, Acts xxvii. 34.

also confess before the angels of God : VER. 31.

But he that denieth me before men Μή ούν φοβηθήτε» πολλών στρουθίων δια- | shall be denied before the angels of φέρετε υμείς. .

God, Luke xii. 8, 9. These words Fear ye not therefore, a ye are of spake his parents, because they feared more value than many sparrows. the Jews : for the Jews had agreed

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A, D. 31. already, that if any man did confess | ανθρώπων, αρνήσομαι αυτόν καγώ έμπροσθεν that he was Christ, he should be put To Watpós pou To év oupavcãs. out of the synagogue, John ix. 22. That if thou shalt confess with thy men, him will I also deny before my

But whosoever shall a deny me before mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall be- Father which is in heaven. lieve in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt

a But he denied before them all, saybe saved. For with the heart man being, I know not what thou sayest. lieveth unto righteousness; and with And when he was gone out into the the mouth confession is made unto porch, another maid saw him, and said salvation, Rom. I. 9, 10. Fight the unto them that were there, This fellino good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal

was also with Jesus of Nazareth. And life, whereunto thou art also called, again he denied with an oath, I do and hast professed a good profession not know the man. And after a while before many witnesses. 'I give thee came unto him they that stood by; charge in the sight of God, who quick and said to Peter, Surely thou also eneth all things, and before Christ art one of them; for thy speech beJesus, who before Pontius Pilate wit- wrayeth thee. Then began he to curse nessed a good confession, 1 Tim. vi. and to swear, saying, I know not the 12,13. Be not thou therefore ashamed man. And immediately the cock crew. of the testimony of our Lord, nor of And Peter remembered the word of me his prisoner : but be thou partaker Jesus, which said unto him, Before of the afflictions of the Gospel accord- the cock crow, thou shalt deny me ing to the power of God, 2 Tim. i. 8. thrice. And he went out, and wept Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is bitterly, Matt. xxvi. 70–75. For who the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, soever shall be ashamed of me and of and he in God, 1 John iv. 15. I know my words, of him shall the Son of man thy works, and where thou dwellest, be ashamed, when he shall come in even where Satan's seat is: and thou his own glory, and in his Father's, and holdest fast my name, and hast not of the holy angels, Luke ix. 26. But denied my faith, even in those days he that denieth me before men shall wherein Antipas was my faithful mar

be denied before the angels of God, tyr, who was slain among you, where xii. 9. If we suffer, we shall also Satan dwelleth, Rev. ii. 13.

reign with him : if we deny him, he b Then shall the King say unto also will deny us: If we believe not, them on his right hand, Come, ye yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deblessed of my Father, inherit the king- ny himself, 2 Tim. ii. 12, 13. But dom prepared for you from the founda- there were false prophets also among tion of the world, Mat. xxv. 34. Where the people, even as there shall be false fore the LORD God of Israel saith, I teachers among you, who privily shall said indeed that thy house, and the bring in damnable heresies, even dehouse of thy father, should walk before nying the Lord that bought them, and me for ever : but now the LORD saith, bring upon themselves swift destrucBeit far from me; forthem that honour tion, 2 Pet. ii. 1. Whosoever denieth me I will honour, and they that de- the Son, the same hath not the Father: spise me shall be lightly esteemed, [but] he that acknowledgeth the Son 1 Sam. ii. 30. He that overcometh, the hath the Father also, 1 John ii. 23, same shall be clothed in white rai.

VER. 34. ment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will con

Μη νομίσητε ότι ήλθον βαλείν ειρήνην fess his name before my Father, and

επί την γήν ουκ ήλθον βαλείν ειρήνην, αλλά before his angels, Rev. iii, 5.

μάχαιραν. . • See parallels on clause 4. ver. 21.

Think not a that I am come to send chap. vii.

peace on earth : I came not to send peace, See parallels on last clause of but a sword. ver, 16. chap. v.

a Woe is me, my mother, that thou

hast born me a man of strife and a VER. 33.

man of contention to the whole earth! "OSTIS day ágváontal res ipangoobey tã I have neither lent on usury, nor men

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MATT. X. 34-36.

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have lent to me on usury; yet every

we turn to the Gentiles. For so hath the one of them doth curse me, Jer. xv. Lord commanded us, saying, I have set 10. I am come to send fire on the thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that earth ; and what will I, if it be already thou shouldest be for salvation unto kindled? But I have a baptism to be the ends of the earth. And when the baptized with ; and how am I strait. Gentiles heard this, they were glad, ened till it be accomplished ! Suppose and glorified the word of the Lord : ye that I am come to give peace on and as many as were ordained to earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather eternal life believed. And the word of division : For from henceforth there the Lord was published throughout all shall be five in one house divided, the region. But the Jews stirred up three against two, and two against the devout and honourable women,and three. The father shall be divided the chief men of the city, and raised against the son, and the son against persecution against Paul and Barnathe father; the mother against the bas, and expelled them out of their daughter, and the daughter against coasts, Acts xiii. 45–50. But the the mother; the mother in law against unbelieving Jews stirred up the Genher daughter in law, and the daughter tiles, and made their minds evil af. in law against her mother in law, fected against the brethren. But the Luke xii. 49-53. Many of the peo- multitude of the city was divided : ple therefore, when they heard this and part held with the Jews, and part saying, said, Of a truth this is the with the apostles, xiv. 2. 4. prophet. Others said, This is the

VER. 35. Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee? Hath not the

* Ηλθον γας διχάσαι άνθρωπον κατά του Scripture said, That Christ comet ο πατρός αυτού, και θυγατέρα κατά της the seed of David, and out of the town μητρός αυτής, και νύμφην κατά της πενof Bethlehem, where David was? So

θεράς αυτής: there was a division among the people

For I am come a to set a man at vabecause of him. And some of them riance against his father, and the daughwould have taken him; but no man

ter against her mother, and the daughter laid hands on him. Then came the in law against her mother in law. officers to the chief priests and Pha a See parallels on ver. 21. risees; and they said unto them, Why

VER. 36. have ye not brought him? The officers answered, Never man spake like this

Και εχθροί του ανθρώπου, οι οικιακοί αυτού. man. Then answered them the Phari.

And a a man's foes shall be they of sees, Are ye also deceived ? Have

his own household.

any of the rulers or of the Pharisees be. a And Cain talked with Abel his lieved on him? But this people who brother : and it came to pass, when knoweth not the law are cursed. Nico- they were in the field, that Cain rose demus saith unto them (he that came up against Abel his brother, and slew to Jesus by night, being one of them), him. And the LORD said unto Cain, Doth our law judge any man, before Where is Abel thy brother? And he it hear him, and know what he doeth? said, I know not: Am I my brother's They answered and said unto him, keeper? And he said, What hast thou Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and done? the voice of thy brother's blood look : for out of Galilee ariseth no crieth unto me from the ground, Gen. prophet, John vii. 40–52. But when iv. 8—10. And Eliab his eldest brothe Jews saw the multitudes, they ther heard when he spake unto the were filled with envy, and spake men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against those things which were against David, and he said, Why spoken by Paul, contradicting and camest thou down hither? and with blaspheming. Then Paul and Bama- whom hast thou left those few sheep in bas waxed bold, and said, It was ne- the wilderness? I know thy pride, and cessary that the word of God should the naughtiness of thine heart: for first have been spoken to you: but see- thou art come down that thou mightest ing ye put it from you, and judge your- see the battle, 1 Sam. xvii. 28. And selves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, David said to Abishai, and to all his

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MATT. X. 36, 37.

A. D. 31. servants, Behold, my son, which came | said unto his father and to his mother, forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: I have not seen him; neither did he how much more now may this Benja- acknowledge his brethren, nor knew mite do it? let him alone, and let him his own children: for they have obcurse ; for the Lord hath bidden him. served thy word, and kept thy cove2 Sam. xvi. 11. He hath put my bre- nant, Deut. xxxiii. 9. If any man come thren far from me, and mine acquaint to me, and hate not his father, and ance are verily estranged from me. mother, and wife, and children, and My kinsfolk have failed, and my fami- brethren, and sisters, yea, and his liar friends have forgotten me. They own life also, he cannot be my discithat dwell in mine house, and my ple, Luke xiv. 26. That all men should maids, count me for a stranger: I am honour the Son, even as they honour an alien in their sight. I called my the Father. He that honoureth not servant, and he gave me no answer; the Son honoureth not the Father I entreated him with my mouth. My which hath sent him, John v. 23. breath is strange to my wife, though So when they had dined, Jesus saith I entreated for the children's sake of to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, mine own body. Yea, young children lovest thou me more than these? He despised me; I arose, and they spake saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowagainst me. All my inward friends est that I love thee. He saith unto abhored me: and they whom I loved him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him are tumed against me, Job xix. 13—again the second time, Simon, son of 19. Yea, mine own familiar friend, Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto in whom I trusted, which did eat of him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that my bread, hath lifted up his heel I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed against me, Ps. xli. 9. But it was thou, my sheep. He saith unto him the a man mine equal, my guide, and mine third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest acquaintance, lv. 13. For even thy thou me? Peter was grieved because brethren, and the house of thy father, he said unto him the third time, Lovest even they have dealt treacherously thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, with thee; yea, they have called a thou knowest all things;, thou knowmultitude after thee : believe them est that I love thee. Jesus saith unto not, though they speak fair words unto him, Feed my sheep, xxi. 15–17. Be thee, Jer. xii. 6. For I heard the de- ye not unequally yoked together with faming of many, fear on every side. unbelievers : for what fellowship bath Report, say they, and we will report it. righteousness with unrighteousness? All my familiars watched for my and what communion hath light with halting, saying, Peradventure he will darkness? And what concord hath be enticed, and we shall prevail Christ with Belial; or what part hath against him, and we shall take our he that believeth with an infidel, 2 Cor. revenge on him, xx. 10. 1 speak not vi. 14, 15. But what things were gain of you all : 1 know whom I have cho to me, those 1 counted loss for Christ. sen: but that the Scripture may be Yea doubtless, and I count all things fulfilled, He that eateth bread with but loss for the excellency of the knowme hath lifted up his heel against me, ledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for John xiii. 18.

whom I have suffered the loss of all VER. 37.

things, and do count them but dung,

that I 'o podãy marépa û pentépe inde fue; in him, not having mine own righteous


win Christ, and be found ουκ έστι μου άξιος και ο φιλών υιον ή

ness, which is of the law, but that θυγατέρα υπέρ εμέ, ουκ έστι μου άξιος.

which is through the faith of Christ, He a that loveth father or mother the righteousness which is of God by more than me is not worthy of me: and faith, Phil. iii. 7-9. he that loveth son or daughter more than b Then saith he to his servants, The me is b not worthy of me.

wedding is ready, but they which a Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt were bidden were not worthy, Matt. love the Lord thy God with all thy xxii. 8. But they which shall be acheart, and with all thy soul, and with counted worthy to obtain that world, all thy mind, Matt. xxii. 37. Who and the resurrection from the dead,

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