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Shall - receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me. 38. q And b John anlivered him, faying, Mafter, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us; and we forbad him, because he followeth nót us. 39. But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is

no man which shall do á miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. 40. For he that is not against us, is on our part. 41. For whosoever fhall give you a cup of water to drink, in my name, because ye belong to Chrift, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward. 42. And whosoever shall & offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a misstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea. 43. And ifthy h hand * offend thee [Or, cause thee to offend], cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands, to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched.

44. Where their i Worm dieth not, and the k fire is not quenched. 45. And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: 46. Where their Worm dieth 110t, and the fire is not


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sent me

* Luk. 9.49.

the Camp.


* + Mat. 19. 40. He that receiv. % + Luk. 17. 1.

See on Mat. eth you, receiveth me; and he that 18. 6. Peceiveth me, receiveth him that h See on Mat. 5. 29.

i * Ifai. 66. 24. They shall go 5

forth and look upon the Carcasses Numb. ji. 27. There ran a of the Men that have transgressed young Man, and told Moses, and said, against me: for their Worm shall Eldad and Medad do prophesie in

not die, neither shalt their Fire be

quenched.- : Judith 16. 17. Wo ! Cor. 12. 3. I give you to 10 to the Nations that rise up agianst Dunderstand, that no Man speaking my Kindred : the Lord Almighty

by the spirit of God calleth Jesus will take Vengeance of them in accursed: and that no man can say the Day of Judgment, in putting that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Fire and Worms in their Flesh; and

15 they shall feel them, and Weep for Luk. 11. 23.

Ecclefiafticus 7. 17. HumHe that is not with me, is against ble thy Soul greatly : for the me : and he that gathereth not Vengeance of the Ungodly is Fire with me, Scattereth. Phil. 1. 18. and Worms. Notwithstanding every Way, whe-20 Jer. 7. 20. Thus faith the ther in Pretence, or in Truth, Christ Lord God, Behold, mine Anger is preached; and I therein do re. and my Fury shall be poured out joice , yea, and will rejoice. upon this place, and it shall burn, See on Mat. 10.42.

and not be quenched,

Holy Ghoft.

+ Mat. 12. 30.



quenched. 47. And if thine 'Eye *offend thee [Or, thee to ofsend], pluck it out: it is better for thee to ent. to the kingdom of God with one Eye, than having two to be cast into hell-fire: 48. Where their Worm dieth and the fire is not quenched. 49. For every one tha falted with (1) fire, and every m fàcrifice shall be salted falt.

50. " Salt is good: but if the salt have lost its falti wherewith will you season it ? • Have falt in your fel and have P peace one with another.


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on Mat. 5. 29.

14. Follow Peace with all m Lev. 2. 13. Every Oblation Pfal. 34. 14. Depart from E. of thy Meat-offering shalt thou sea. and do Good : seek Peace, and pue fon with Salt; neither shalt thou sue it. Pfal. 133. 1. Behold, ho suffer the Salt of the Covenant of s good and how pleasant it is for B thy God to be lacking from thy thren to dwell together in Unit Meat-offering: With all thine 2 Cor. 13. U. Be perfe&t, be Offerings thou shalt offer Salt. good Comfort, be of one mind

n* Mat. 5. 13. Ye are the Salt live in peace; and the God of love of the Earth but if the Salt have 10 and peace shall be with you. i The loft irs savour, wherewith shall it 5. 13. -Be at peace among your be salted ? it is thenceforth good felves. 2 Tim. 2. 22. Flee youth for nothing, but to be cait out and ful Lufts: but follow Righteoultrodden under foot of Men. Luk. ness, Faith, Charity, Peace, with 14. 34. Salt is good: but if the them that call on the Lord out of

15 Salt have lost his favour, where with

a pure Heart. 1 Pet. 3. 11. Seek fhall it be seasoned ?

peace, and ensue it.

Rom. 14. 17. • Col 4.6. Let your Speech be The Kingdom of God is not meat always with Grace, Jeasoned with and drink, but righteousness, and Salt, that ye may know how you 20 peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost

. ought to answer every man.

1 Cor.7. 15. —God hath called P + Rom. 12. 18. If it be posli us to peace.

1 Cor. 14. 33. God is ble, as much as lieth in you live not the Author of Confusion, buc peaceably with all men. Heb. 12. of peace.

(1) In the foregoing Verses, our blessed Lord speaks of the Neo ? cefity of parting with our most beloved Sins and Lusts, which he exprefies by cutting off a Right-hand, &c. And these words are a 1 farther Argument to perswade men from finning; for every one that indulges his finful Lufts, and corrupt Affe&tions, every wick ed and unreformed Person shall be so salced with Fire, dure for ever in a State of Torment: The Metaphor is taken from the known Property of Salt, which is to preserve Things from Corruption.

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Coasts of Judea, beyond Jordan.
that he that is joined to an Har:
Thall be one Flesh.
Mian have his own w fe, and let every

CH A P. X.

Year of our Lord 33. A

ND he à arose from thence, and cometh into the

coasts of Judea, by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort unto him again; and as he was wont, he taught them again. 2. q And the Pharilees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his Wife? tempting him. 3. And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you? 4. And they said, Moles suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put

her away. 5. And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart, he wrote you this precept. 6. But from the beginning of the creation, "God made them

male and female. 7. For this d cause thall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife ; 8. And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. 9. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put afunder.

10. And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter.

11. And he fai h unto them, Whosoever shall • put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.

12. And if a woman shall

O 3 Mat, 19. 1. When Jesus had Woman have her own Husband. finished these Sayings, he depart

+ Eph. 5. 31. For this Cause thall ed from Galilee, and came into the

a man leave his Father and Mother,

and shall be joined unto his Wife, again beyond Jordan.

: Joh.

e* Mat. 5. 32. Whosoever shall 11.7. Then faith he to his Difci

put away his Wife, faving for the ples, Let us go into Judea again.

Cause of Fornication, Causeth her

to commit Adultery: and whoso + Gen. 1. 27. -Male and Fe

shall marry her that is divorced male created he them.

See on

commitreth Adultery. t Repeated

Mat. 19.9. and Luk. 16. 18. only + Gen. 2. 24. Therefore shall in St. Luke Fornication is not mena Man leave his father and Mother,

tioned. Rom. 7. 3. If while her and shall cleave unto his Wife: and

Husband liveth she be married to ao they shall be one Flesh.


nother man, she shall be called an ; ti Cor. 6. 16. Know ye not

Adulteress: But if her Husband be

dead, she is free from that Law; Body?' for two, faith he, so that she is no Adulteress though I Cor. 7. 2.

she be married to another man, To avoid fornication, let every

20 € 1 Cor. 7. 15. Let not the Wife

depart from her Husband.


bit See on Mat. 5. 31.


Mat. 19. 4.

Mat. 19.

lot is one

put away her husband, and be married to another, sh mitteth'adultery. 13. And they f brought young dren to him, that he should touch them : and his di rebuked those that brought them. 14. But when Jesu it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffe little children to come unto me, and forbid them not : of & fuch is the kingdom of God. 15. Verily I say unto Whosoever shall not h receive the kingdom of God as a child, he shall not enter therein. 16. And he took t up in his arīns, put his hands upon them, and ble them. 17. And when he was gone forth into the there k

came one running, and kneeled to him, asked him, Good Master, wliať shall I do that I may inh eternal life ? 18. And Jesus said unto him, Why callest tl me good ? there is none good but one, that is God. Thou knowest the Commandments, 'Do not commit ad tery, Do not kill, Do not in steal, Do not bear false w ness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother. he answered and iaid unto him, Master, all these ha I observed from my Youth. 21. Then Jesus beholding hin loved liim, and faid unto him, One thing thou lackeft: tly way, fell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the Poor and thou falt have " treasure in heaven; and come,

take u

20. A


more as a


f* See on Mat. 19. 13.

teth his own Soul.

Lev. 19 + See on Mat. 18. 3.

11. Ye shall not Steal, neither dea h † Mat. 1 8.3. Verily I say un. fallly, neither lie one to anotherto you, except ye be converted and

Zech. 5. 4. [The Curse] shall enter become as little children, ye shall into the House of the Thief - Mat

5 not enter into the Kingdom of 15. 19

Out of the Heart proceed Heaven. Pfal. 131. 2. Surely I evil Thoughts, - Thefts. - Eph. have behaved and quieted my self 4. 28. Let him that Stole, Steal no as a Child that is weoned of his

Exod. 22. 1, &c. Seve. mother: my Soul is even ral Cafes with reference to Steal. weaned Child

ing, and Restitution, are put. i See the Note on A&t. 6. 6. 1 Cor. 6.9, 10. -Neither Forni. k of Luk. 13. 18. See on Mat. cators nor Thieves,– shall inhe.

rit the Kingdom of God. 1 Pet. I of Excd. 20.

4. 15. Let none of you suffer as The five last Commandments. a Murderer, or as a Thief.Excd. 20.

15. Thou shalt nt Mat. 6. 19. Lay not up for mot Steal. Kepeared Deut. 5. 19. your felves Triasures upon Earth, Mat. 19.38. Luk. 18. 20. Rom. where moth and rust doch 13. 9. Pfal. 50, 18. When thou 20 and where Thieves faxeit a This, then thou ccnfent through and steal. of Luk. 12. edit with him

Prov. 29. 24.

33. - Provide your selves Bags Whofo is l'artner with a zisief, ha

19. 16.

Rom. 13. 9.


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the cross, and follow me. 22. And he was fad at that saya ing, and went away grieved: for he had great Possessions. 23. And Jesus looked round about, and faith unto his disciples, • How hardly ihall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 24. And the disciples were astonished at his Words. But Jesus answereth again, and faith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that P trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! 25. It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 26. And they were aftonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved ? 27. And Jesus looking upon them, faith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for á with God all things are possible. 28. Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. 29. And Jefus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or fifters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my fake and the gospels, 30. But he shall f receive (1) an


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which wax not old, a Treasure in

minded, nor trust in uncertain Rich, Heaven which faileth not, where

es, but in the living God. no Thief approacheth, nor moth

af See on Luk. 1. 37. corrupteth." :: Luk. 16.9. Make I * Mat. 19. 27. Then answer, to your selves Friends of the Mam.


ed Peter and said unto him, Bemon of Unrighteousness; that when hold, we have forsaken all, and folye fail, they may receive you in. lowed thee; what shall we have to everlasting Habitations.

therefore ? 4 Luk. 18. 28. Then See on Mat. 19. 23.

Peter said, Lo, we have left all and pit Job 31. 24. If I have made to followed thee. Gold my Hope, or have said to the 1: 2 Chron. 25. 9. Amaziah fine Gold, thou art my Confidence.

faid to the man of God, But what Pfal.

52. 7. Lo this is the man fhall we do for the hundred Talents that made not God his Strength;

which I have given to the Army but trufted in the Abundance of 15 of Israel ? And the man of God his Riches

, and strengthned himself answered, The Lord is able to give in his Wickedness. + Psal. 62. thee much more than this. : Luk, 10. Trust not in Oppression, and 18.30. There is no man that hach become not vain in Robbery ; if left House, &c. for the Kingdom Riches increase, fet not your Heart 20 of Gods fake, who ihall not receive upon them. of 1 Tim. 6. 17.

manifold more in this present time, Charge them that are Rich in this and in the World to come Life World, that they be not high everlasting.

(1). These Words are not to be understood literally. But the means ing of them seems to be, They shall receive Blessings which are an hundred Times more Valuable than those they parted with for the sake of Christ.


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