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MATT. X. 37-40.

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neither marry, nor are given in mar a For whosoever will save his life, riage, Luke xx. 35. Watch ye there shall lose it: and whosoever will lose fore, and pray always, that ye may his life for my sake shall find it. For be accounted worthy to escape all what is a man profited, if he shall gain these things that shall come to pass, the whole world, and lose his own and to stand before the Son of man, soul? or what shall a man give in exxxi. 36. Which is a manifest token change for his soul? Matt. xvi. 25, 26. of the righteous judgment of God, For whosoever will save his life shall that ye may be counted worthy of the lose it; but whosoever shall lose his kingdom of God, for which ye also life for my sake and the Gospel's, the suffer: Seeing it is a righteous thing same shall save it. For what shall it with God to recompense tribulation profit a man, if he shall gain the whole to them that trouble you; and to you world, and lose his own soul? Mark who are troubled rest with us, when viii. 35, 36. Whosoever shall seek to the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from save his life shall lose it; and whoheaven with his mighty angels, 2 Thes. soever shall lose his life shall preserve i. 5-7. Thou hast a few names even in it, Luke xvii. 33. He that loveth his Sardis which have not defiled theirgar- life shall lose it; and he that hateth ments; and they shall walk with me in his life in this world shall keep it unto white: for they are worthy, Rev. ii. 4. life eternal, John xii. 25. According VER. 38.

to my earnest expectation and my Kai orou nape Cáre: TÒ CTavędy aircū, nad led, but that with all boldness, as al

hope,

that in nothing I shall be ashamακολουθεί οπίσω μου, ουκ έστι μου άξιος.

ways, so now also Cbrist shall be magAnd he that a taketh not his cross,

, and nifed in my body, whether it be by followeth after me, is not worthy of me. life, or by death. For to me to live is

a Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Christ, and to die is gain, Phil. i. 20, If any man will come after me, let him 21. For I am now ready to be offered, deny himself, and take up his cross, and the time of my departure is at and follow me, Matt. xvi. 24. And hand. I have fought a good fight, I when he had called the people unto have finished my course, I have kept him with his disciples

he said the faith: Henceforth there is laid up unto them, Whosoever will come after for me a crown of righteousness, which me, let him deny himself, and take the Lord, the righteous judge, shall up his cross, and follow me, Mark viii. give me at that day: and not to me 34. Then Jesus beholding him, loved only, but unto all them also that love him, and said unto him, One thing his appearing, 2 Tim. iv. 6—8. Fear thou lackest : go thy way, sell what none of those things which thou shalt soever thou hast, and give to the poor, suffer: behold, the devil shall cast and thou shalt have treasure in hea some of you into prison, that ye may ven: and come, take up thy cross, be tried ; and ye shall have tribulation and follow me, X. 21. And he said ten days: be thou faithful unto death, to them all, If any man will come af- and I will give thee a crown of life, ter me, let him deny himself, and take Rev. ii. 10. up his cross daily, and follow me.

VER. 40. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it : but whosoever will lose his | έμε δεχόμενος

, δέχεται τον αποστείλαντά

ο δεχόμενος υμάς, έμε δέχεται και ο life for my sake, the same shall save it, Luke ix. 23, 24. And whosoever doth

Me. not bear bis cross, and come after me,

He a that receiveth you receiveth me,

band he that receiveth me receiveth him cannot be my disciple, xiv. 27.

that sent me. VER. 39.

a And whoso shall receive one such “Ο ευρών την ψυχήν αυτού, απολέσαι αυ- | little child in my name receiveth me, τήν· και ο απολέσας την ψυχήν αυτού ένεκεν Μatt. xviii. 5. And said unto them, εμού, ευρήσει αυτήν.

Whosoever shall receive this child in He that a findeth his life shall lose it: my name receiveth me: and whosoand he that loseth his life for my sake ever shall receive me receiveth him shall find it.

that sent me: for he that is least

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MATT. X. 40, 41.

A. D. 31. among you all, the same shall be 1 John ü. 22, 23. Whosoever transgreat, Luke ix. 48. He that heareth gresseth, and abideth not in the docyou heareth me; and he that despis- trine of Christ, hath not God. He that eth you despiseth me; and he that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he despiseth me despiseth him that sent hath both the Father and the Son, me, x. 16. Verily, verily, I say unto 2 John 9. you, He that receiveth whomsoever I

VER. 41. send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent

ο δεχόμενος προφήτην είς όνομα προφήme, John xiij. 20. Then said Jesus

του, μισθον προφήτου λήψεται και ο δεto them again, Peace be unto you: as

χόμενος δίκαιον είς όνομα δικαίου, μισθών my Father bath sent me, even so send

δικαίου λήψεται. I yoú, xx. 21. Now then we are am

He a that receiveth a prophet in the bassadors for Christ, as though God name of a prophet shall receive a prodid beseech you by us : we pray you phet's reward; and he that receiveih a in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to righteous man in the name of a righteous God, 2 Cor. v. 20. And my tempta. man shall receive b a righteous man's retion which was in my flesh ye de- wurd. spised not, nor rejected; but received a Now therefore restore the man his me as an angel of God, even as Christ wife ; for he is a prophet, and he shall Jesus, Gal. iv. 14. He therefore that pray for thee, and thou shalt live: despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, and if thou restore her not, know thou who hath also given unto us his holy that thou shalt surely die, thou, and Spirit, 1 Thes. iv. 8.

all that are thine, Gen. xx. 7. Arise, 6 That all men should honour the get thee to Zarephath, which belongSon, even as they honour the Father. eth to Zidon, and dwell there: beHe that honoureth not the Son honour hold, I have commanded a widow eth not the Father which hath sent woman there to sustain thee. So he him, John v. 23. Jesus cried and said, arose and went to Zarephath. And He that believeth on me, believeth when he came to the gate of the city, not on me, but on him that sent me. behold, the widow woman was there And he that seeth me seeth him that gathering of sticks: and he called to

I am come a light into the her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, world, that whosoever believeth on a little water in a vessel, that I may me should not abide in darkness. drink. And as she was going to fetch And if any man hear my words, and it, he called to her, and said, Bring believe not, I judge him not: for I me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in came not to judge the world, but to thine hand. And she said, As the save the world. He that rejecteth me, LORD thy God liveth, I have not a and receiveth not my words, hath one cake, but an handful of meal in a bar.. that judgeth him: the word that I rel, and a little oil in a cruse : and, have spoken, the same shall judge behold, I am gathering two sticks, that him in the last day. For I have not I may go in and dress it for me and spoken ofmyself; but the Father which my son, that we may eat it, and die. sent me, he gave me a commandment, And Elijah said unto her, Fear not ; what I should say, and what I should go and do as thou hast said : "but speak, xii. 44–49. That at the name make me thereof a little cake first, of Jesus every knee should bow, of and bring it unto me, and after make things in heaven, and things in earth, for thee and for thy son. For thus saith and things under the earth; And that the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of every tongue should confess that Jesus meal shall not waste, neither shall the Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the Father, Phil. ii. 10, 11.' Who is a Lord sendeth rain upon the earth. liar but he that denieth that Jesus is And she went and did according to the Christ? He is antichrist, that de- the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, nieth the Father and the Son. Who- and her house, did eat many days, soever denieth the Son, the same hath 1 Kings xvii. 9-15. And he cried not the Father: [but) he that acknow- unto the Lord, and said, O Lord my ledgeth the Son hath the Father also, God, hast thou also brought evil upon

sent me.

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MATT. X. 41.

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the widow with whom I sojourn, by | Take up thy son. Then she went in, slaying her son? And he stretched and fell at his feet, and bowed herself himself upon the child three times, to the ground, and took up her son, and cried unto the Lorn, and said, 0 and went out, 32—37. And when Lord my God, I pray thee, let this she was baptized, and her household, child's soul come into him again. And she besought us, saying, If ye have the Lord heard the voice of Elijah; judged me to be faithful to the Lord, and the soul of the child came into come into my house, and abide there. him again, and he revived. And Eli- | And she constrained us, Acts xvi. 15. jah took the child, and brougħt him I commend unto you Phebe our sister, down out of the chamber into the which is a servant of the church which house, and delivered him unto his mo- is at Cenchrea: That ye receive her ther : and Elijah said, See, thy son in the Lord, as becometh saints, and liveth. And the woman said to Eli- that ye assist her in whatsoever busijah, Now by this I know that thou art ness she hath need of you : for she a man of God, and that the word of hath been a succourer of many, and the Lord in thy mouth is truth, 20- of myself also. Greet Priscilla and 24. And it fell on a day, that Elisha Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus: passed to Shunem, where was a great who have for my life laid down their woman; and she constrained him to own necks: unto whom not only I eat bread. And so it was, that as oft give thanks, but also all the churches as he passed by, he turned in thither of the Gentiles, Rom. xvi. 1-4. to eat bread. And she said unto her Gaius mine host, and of the whole husband, Behold now, I perceive that church, saluteth you. Erastus the this is an holy man of God, which chamberlain of the city saluteth you, passeth by us continually. Let us and Quartus a brother, 23. The make a little chamber, I pray thee, Lord give mercy unto the house of on the wall; and let us set for him Onesiphorus ; for he oft refreshed me, there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and was not ashamed of my chain : and a candlestick : and it shall be, But, when he was in Rome, he sought when he cometh to us, that he shall me out very diligently, and found ine. turn in thither, 2 Kings iv. 8—10. The Lord grant unto him that he may And he said, About this season, ac- find mercy of the Lord in that day : cording to the time of life, thou shalt and in how many things he ministered embrace a son. And she said, Nay, unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very my lord, thou man of God, do not lie well, 2 Tim. i. 16–18. Beloved, thou unto thine handmaid. And the wo doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest man conceived, and bare a son at that to the brethren, and to strangers ; season that Elisha had said unto her, which have borne witness of thy chaaccording to the time of life, 16, 17. rity before the church: whom if thou And when Elisha was come into the bring forward on their journey after a house, behold, the child was dead, godly sort, thou shalt do well : Beand laid upon his bed. He went in cause that for his name's sake they therefore and shut the door upon them went forth, taking nothing of the Gentwain, and prayed unto the Lord. tiles. We therefore ought to receive And he went up, and lay upon the such, that we might be fellow-helpers child, and put his mouth upon his to the truth, 3 John 5---8. mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, b Take heed that ye do not your alms and his hands upon his hands: and before men, to be seen of them: other. he stretched himself upon the child; wise ye have no reward of your Faand the flesh of the child waxed warm. ther which is in heaven, Matt. vi. 1. Then he returned, and walked in the That thine alms may be in secret : and house to and fro; and went up, and thy Father which seeth in secret himstretched himself upon him: and the self shall reward thee openly, 4. But child sneezed seven times, and the thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy child opened his eyes. And he called closet, and when thou hast shut thy Gehazi, and said, Call this Shuna- door, pray to thy Father which is in mite. So he called her. And when secret; and thy Father which seeth in she was come in unto him, he said, secret shall reward thee openly, 6.

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MATT. X. 41, 42.

A. D. 31. That thou appear not unto men to fast, And whosoever shall give to drink unto but unto thy Father which is in se a one of these little ones, ba cup of cold cret : and thy Father, which seeth in water only in the name of a disciple, secret, shall reward thee openly, 18. verily I say unto you, "He shall in no For the Son of man shall come in the wise lose his reward. glory of his Father with his angels ; a And said, Verily I say unto you, and then he shall reward every man Except ye be converted, and become according to his works, xvi. 27. Then as little children, ye shall not enter shall the King say unto them on his into the kingdom of heaven. Whoright hand, Come, ye blessed of my soever therefore shall humble himself Father, inherit the kingdom prepared as this little child, the same is greatfor you from the foundation of the est in the kingdom of heaven. And world : For I was an hungered, and ye whoso shall receive one such little gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye child in my name receiveth me. But gave me drink: I was a stranger, and whoso shall offend one of these little ye took me in: Naked, and ye cloth ones which believe in me, it were beted me: I was sick, and ye visited me: ter for him that a millstone were I was in prison, and ye came unto me. hanged about his neck, and that he Then shall the righteous answer him, were drowned in the depth of the sea, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an Matt. xviii. 3—6. Take heed that ye hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, despise not one of these little ones; and gave thee drink? When saw we for I say unto you, That in heaven thee a stranger, and took thee in? or their angels do always behold the face naked, and clothed thee? Or when of my Father which is in heaven, 10. saw we thee sick, or in prison, and Even so it is not the will of your Facame unto thee. And the King shall ther which is in heaven, that one of answer and say unto them, Verily I these little ones should perish, 14. say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have Awake, O sword, against my shepdone it unto one of the least of these herd, and against the man that is my my brethren, ye have done it unto me, fellow, saith the LORD of hosts : smite xxv. 34–10. Say ye to the righteous, the shepherd, and the sheep shall be that it shall be well with him: for they scattered : and I will turn mine hand shall eat the fruit of their doings, Isa. upon the little ones, Zech. xiii. 7. üi. 10. But when thou makest a feast, And whosoever shall offend one of call the poor, the maimed, the lame, these little ones that believe in me, it the blind. And thou shalt be blessed ; is better for him that a millstone for they cannot recompense thee: for were hanged about his neck, and thou shalt be recompensed at the re- he were cast into the sea, Mark ix. 42. surrection of the just, Luke xiv. 13, It were better for him that a millstone 14. For if I do this thing willingly, were hanged about his neck, and he I have a reward: but if against my cast into the sea; than that he should will, a dispensation of the Gospel is offend one of these little ones, Luke committed unto me, 1 Cor. ix. 17. xvii. 2. For if any man see thee Seeing it is a righteous thing with God which hast knowledge sit at meat in to recompense tribulation to them that the idol's temple, shall not the controuble you; And to you who are science of him which is weak be emtroubled rest with us, when the Lord boldened to eat those things which Jesus shall be revealed from heaven are offered to idols; And through thy with his mighty angels, 2 Thes. i. 6, knowledge shall the weak brother 7. Look to yourselves, that we lose not perish, for whom Christ died ? Bụt those things which we have wrought, when ye sin so against the brethren, but that we receive a full reward, and wound their weak conscience, ye 2 John 8.

sin against Christ. Wherefore, if

meat make my brother to offend, I VER. 42.

will eat no flesh while the world Και ός εαυ ποτίση ένα των μικρών του- standeth, lest I make my brother to 749 othpicy tuxpai pebrov, elç öropa uabn- offend, 1 Cor. viii. 10–13. του, αμήν λέγω υμίν, ου μη απολεση τον b For whosoever shall give you a μισθόν αυτού. .

cup of water to drink in my name, VOL, I.

O

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MATT. X. 42-X1. 1, 2.

A. D. 31. because ye belong to Christ, verily I | your liberal distribution unto them, say unto you, He shall not lose his re- and unto all men; And by their prayer ward, Mark ix. 41. And there came for you, which long after you for the a certain poor widow, and she threw exceeding grace of God in you. Thanks in two mites, which make a farthing. be unto God for his unspeakable gift, And he called unto him his disciples, 2 Cor. ix. 6—15. Now, ye Philipand saith unto them, Verily 1 say pians, know also, that in the beginunto you, That this poor widow hath ning of the Gospel, when I departed cast more in, than all they which from Macedonia, no church commubave cast into the treasury, xii. 42, nicated with me as concerning giving 43. For ye have the poor with you and receiving, but ye only. For even always, and whensoever ye will ye in Thessalonica ye sentonce and again may do them good : but me ye have unto my necessity. Not because I not always. She hath done what she desire a gift: but I desire fruit that could: she is come aforehand to an- may abound to your account. But I oint my body to the burying, xiv. 7,8. have all, and abound : I am full, For if there be first a willing mind, it having received of Epaphroditus the is accepted according to that a man things which were sent from you, an hath, and not according to that he odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice achath not, 2 Cor. viii. 12.

ceptable, well-pleasing to God. But cSo shall the knowledge of wisdom my God shall supply all your need be unto thy soul : when thou hast according to his riches in glory by found it, then there shall be a reward, Christ Jesus, Phil. iv. 15--19. For and thy expectation shall not be cut God is not unrighteous to forget your off, Prov. xxiv. 14. But love ye your work and labour of love, which ye enemies, and do good, and lend, have shewed toward his name, in that hoping for nothing again ; and your ye have ministered to the saints, and reward shall be great, and ye shall do minister, Heb. vi. 10. be the children of the Highest; for he is kind unto the unthankful and

CHAP. XI–VER. 1. to the evil, Luke vi. 35. But this I Και εγένετο ότε ετέλεσεν ο Ιησούς διαsay, He which soweth sparingly shall τάσσων τοϊς δώδεκα μαθηταίς αυτού, μεreap also sparingly; and he which τέβη εκείθεν, του διδάσκειν και κερύσσειν soweth bountifully shall reap also ły tais wów autär. bountifully. Every man according as

And it came to pass, when Jesus had he purposeth in his heart, so let him made an end of commanding his twelve give ; not grudgingly, or of necessity; disciples, a he departed thence to teach for God loveth a cheerful giver. And and to preach in their cities. God is able to make all grace abound toward you ; that ye, always having

a See parallels on ver. 35, chap. ir. all sufficiency in allthings, may abound

VER. 2. to every good work :(As it is written,

ο δε Ιωάννης ακούσας εν τώ δεσμωτηρία He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor : his righteousness

τα έργα του Χριστού, πέμψας δύο των remaineth for ever.

Now he that | μαθητών αυτού, ministereth seed to the sower both

Now a when John had heard bin the minister bread for your food, and prison the works of Christ, he sent two multiply your seed sown, and increase of his disciples, the fruits of your righteousness ;) a And the disciples of John shewed Being enriched in every thing to all him of all these things. And John bountifulness, which causeth through calling unto him two of his disciples us thanksgiving to God. For the ad- sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou ministration of this service not only he that should come? or look we for supplieth the want of the saints, but another? When the men were come is abundant also by many thanks- unto him, they said, John Baptist givings unto God; Whiles by the ex. hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art periment of this ministration they glo- thou he that should come? or look we rify God for your professed subjection for another? And in the same hour unto the Gospel of Christ, and for he cured many of their infirmities and

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