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The Epistle. Phil. i. 3. Thank my God upon every remembrance of you, (always in every prayer

every prayer of mine for you all, making request with joy) for your fellowship in the Gospel from the first day until now ; being confident of this very thing, that he who hath begun a good work in you, will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ; even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the Gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge, and in all judgment: That ye may approve things that are excellent, that ye may be sincere, and without offence till the day of Chrift: Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

The Gospel. St Marth. xviii. 21.
ETER said unto Jesus, Lord, how oft shall my bro-

ther sin against me, and I forgive him ? cill seven times ? Jesus faith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until leven times ; but until seventy times leven. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, who would take account of his fervants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, who owed him ten thousand talents. But foraimuch 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. The servant therefore fell down and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loofed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow-fervants, who owed him an hundred pence; and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellow-servant fell down at his feet, and befought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not ; but went and cast him into prison, till


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he should pay the debt. So when his fellow-fervants saw what was done, they were very forry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredft me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormenters, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

The twenty tbird Sunday after Trinity.

The Colle ET.
God, our refuge and strength, who art the author of


devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithfully, we may obtain effectually, through Jelus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Phil. iii. 17. Rethren, be followers together of me, and mark them

who walk so, as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Chrift; whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) For our conversation is in heaven, from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall change


PA RA PHRASE. On the COLLECT for the three and wentieth Sunday after Trinity. O God, our refuge in the day of trouble, (Pfal. lix. 16.) our Arength, (Pla' xivi. 1) who ait the source from whence all good and virtuoas 26.054 take ibeir rise, we beseech thee that thou would be plealed to Bive ear in the public devotions of this thy national church, she several Celos, Gt which now address themselves unto thee ; grant that toleth which we shall ask in faitb, (James i. 6.) we may effeétually obtain five of jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

The Gospel. St Matth. xxii. 15.
WHEN went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they

might entangle him in his talk, and they sent out unco him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, Mafter, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardeft not the person of men. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Cæsar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why temps ye me, ye hypocrites ? Shew me the tribute-money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he faith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Cæfars. Then faith he unto them, render therefore unto Cæsar, the things which are Cæsar's; and unto God, the things that are God's. When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

The twenty fourth Sunday after Trinity.

The Colleet.
Lord, we beseech ihee, absolve thy people from their

offences; that through thy bountiful goodness we may all be delivered from the bands of those fins, which by our frailcy we have committed. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christs sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.

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P A R A P H R A S E. On the COLLECT for the four and twentieth Sunday after Trinity. O Lord, we beseech chee to pardon the tranfgreflions of thy humble servants, upon the fincere repentance of them ; so that by thy mercy and goodness the bonds of thofe fins, by which we are now fettered, may be unloored, and may be delivered from that slavery into which we have fallen, by the frailty of our nature ; grant this, O heavenly Father, for the sake of thy dear Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



The Epistle. Colof. i. 3.
E give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord

Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints ; for the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the Gospel; which is come unto you, as it is in all the world, and bringeth forth fruit, as it doch alfo in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth. As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellow-servant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit. For this cause we also since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire chat ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Itrengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all pacience and long-suffering, with joyfulness, giving thanks unto the Facher, who hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.

The Gospel. St. Matt. ix. 18.
HILE Jesus spake these things untó John's dis-

ciples, behold, there came a certain ruler and worfhipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead; but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. And Jesus arose and followed him, and so did his disciples. (And behold a woman who was diteased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort, thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.) And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, he said unto chem, Give place ; for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. Bur when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her




by the hand, and the maid arose. And the fame hereof wens abroad into all that land.



The twenty fifth Sunday after Trinity.

Tbe Collect.
TIR up, we befeech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy

faithful people; that they plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Epiftle. Jer. xxiii. 5.
Ehol the days come, faith the Lord, that I will

raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign, and profper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his Name whereby he shall be called, The Lord our Righteousness. Therefore behold, the days come, faith the Lord, that they fhall no more say, The Lord liveth, who brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt: but, The Lord liveth, who brought up, and who led the feed of the houfe of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them ; and they shall dwell in their own land.

The Gospel. St John vi. 5.
THEN Jefus then lift up his eyes, and saw a great


Whence fhall we buy bread that these may eat? (And this he said to prove him : for he himself knew what he would do) Philip answered him, Two hundred penny worth of

P A R A P H R AS E. On the COLLECT for the five and twentieth Sunday after Trinity. We beseech thee, O Lord, that thou wouldnt be pleased by thy heavenly grace, fo to influence the wills and affections of all christian people, that their good works may prove a credit to their holy profesion, and that they may hereafter be admitted to the eternal joys of beatific vision in heaven ; and this we beg for Jesus Chrif his fake. Anen.


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