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thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto ihy peace ! but now they are hid from chine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, and shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within chee : and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another, because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that fold therein, and them that bought, saying unto them, It is written, My houle is the houle of prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves, And he taught daily in the temple.
The eleventh Sunday after Trinity.
in ihewing mercy and pity ; Mercifully grant unto us fuch a measure of thy grace, that we running the way of thy commandments, may obtain thy gracious promises, and be made partakers of thy heavenly treasure, through Jesus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
The Epiftle. i Cor. xv. 1. Rethren, I declare unto you the Gospel which I preach
ed unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye itand. By which also ye are faved, if ye keep in memory what I preachel unto you, unless ye have believed in vain, For I delivered unto you first of all, that which I also re
PA RA P H R AS E. On the COLLECT for the eleventh Sunday after Trini'y. O God, whose omnipotence is made manifeA, not by uncontroulable a&tioas governed by an arbitrary will, but by benign and merciful dispenfations to thy creatures, we beseech thee, out of thy great mercy and goodness, to afford us such a portion of thy grace, that we may so run in our christian course, that we may obtain, (1 Cor. ix. 24.) and participate in those promises of a life to come, which thou hast made to us, and those treasures in hcaven, (Mzit. vi. 20.) which thou nast laid up for us; and this we pray for Jesus Christ's fake. Amen.
ceived, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that he was buriel; and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures; and that he was feen of Cephis, then of the twelve. After that he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the part remain unto this present ; but some are fallen anleep. After that he was seen of James; then of all the apostles ; and last of all he was seen of me also, as of ore born out of due time : For I am the least of the apoflles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his
grace, which was bestowed upon me, was not in vain ; but I laboured more abundantly than they all; yet not l, but the grace of God which was with me : Therefore whether it were 1, or they, fo we prcach, and so ye believed.
The Gospel. St Luke xviii. 9. ESUS spake this parable unto certain which trusted in
themselves, that they were righteous, and despised others : Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharife, and the other a Publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this Publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I pofiess. And the Publican itanding afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but fmote upon his breast, f.aying, God be merciful to me a finner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justifed rather than the other : for every one that exal eth himfelf, shall be abafud; and he that humblech himlelf, Ihall be exalted.
The twelfth Sunday after Trinity.
ready to hear than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or delerve; Pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy, forgiving us those things where
of our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amen. The Epistle. 2 Cor. iii.
. 4. UCH trust have we through Christ to God-ward. Noc
that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God. Who also hath made us able ministers of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life. But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious ? so that the children of Israel could not itedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of bis countenance, which glory was to be done away; how shall not the ministration of the Spirit be rather glorious ? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
The Gospel. St Mark vii. 31. (ESUS departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, came
unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis. And they bring unto him one that was deat, and had an impediment in his ipeech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. And he took him aside from the multicude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he fpit, and touched his congue ; and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and faith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
PA RA PHRASE. On the COLLECT for the twelfth Sunday after Trinity'. O omnipotent and everlasting God, who art always better disposed to hear our prayers than we are to offer them, and who are accustomed to grant us more good things than we can forin a conception of or defire, and which we can by no means pretend to deferve, we beseech thce to let us partake of thy abundant mercy in forgiving - 2 numerous transgressions wherewith our consciences are burdened, and wnich render us the objects of thy wrath, and in conferring upon us those blessings waich our many ofences have rendered us unworthy to ask of thee; and this we requeit for the sake of thy Son our blessed Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. And he charged. them that they Nould tell no man; but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it, and were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hach done all things well; he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to 1peak.
The thirteenth Sunday after Trinity.
cometh, that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service; Grant, we beseech thee, that we may so faithfully serve thee in this life, that we fail not finally to attain thy heavenly promises, through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Gal. iii. 16. 10 Abraham and his feed were the promises made. He
saith not, And to seeds, as of many ; but as of one; And to thy feed, which is Christ. And this I say, that the covenant that was confirmed before of God in Chrift, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot dilannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise. Wherefore then ferveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the feed Thould come, to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
PA RA P H R AS E. On the COLLECT for she thirteenıb Sunday after Trinity: O Almighty and ever gracious God, to whose bountiful goodness we are indebied for this op; tunicy of offering up our prayers to thee, and praising thee, we beseech thee to give us grace, that we may serve thee with that devotion and obedience to thy commands in the present life, that we mav obtain the glorious promises of the life to come ; which we pray for the sake of Jesus Christ our ord. Amen.
Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one. Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid : for if there had been a law given, which could have given lite, verily righteousness should have been by the law. But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jelus Christ might be given to them that believe.
The Gospel. St Luke x. 23.
I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to lee chose things which ye fee, and have not seen them and to hear thole things which ye hear, and have not he:rd them. And behold, a certain lawyer ttood up, and tempied him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in the law ? how readeit thou? And he answering, laid, Thou shalt love the Lor:1 thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind, and thy neigh our as thyself. And he said unto him, thou hait aniwered right; this do, and thou shalt live. But he willing to justify himfelt
, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour ? And Jesus answering, said, a certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way, and when he faw him, he passed by on the other fide. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and paffed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil, and wine, and fit him on his own beart, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow, when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the hoit, and said unto him, Take care of him, and whala scever thou spendelt more, when I come again I will reply thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves ? And he said, Сс