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made it a den of thieves. 18. And the h Scribes and chief Priests heard it, and fought how they might destroy him : for they feared him, because all the People was astonished at his doctrine. 19. And when Even was come, he went out of the city. 20. And in the i Morning, as they paised by, they saw the fig-tree dried up from the roots. Peter calling to remembrance, faith unto him, Master, behold, the hg-tree which thou cursedft, is withered away. 22. And Jesus answering faith unto them, * * Have faith in God [Or, have the faith of God]. 23. For verily I lay unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this Mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea, and thall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he faith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he faith. 24. Therefore I say unto you, m What things soever ye defire when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. 25. And when ye stand, praying, " forgive, if ye have ought against any : ' that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasies
. 26. But if you °do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heayen forgive your trespasses. 27. | And they come again to Jerusalem : and as he was P walking in the Temple, there come to him the chief Priests, and the Scribes, and the Elders
, 28. And say unto him, By what authority dost thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things? 29. And Jesus answered and faid unto them, I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30. The Baptism
: | Jer. 7. 11. Is this House, + Joh. 16. 24. † Jam. 1. 6. See which is called by my Name, be
on Mat. 7.7. come a Den of Robbers in your
n * See on Mat. 6. Eyes ? Behold, I have seen it, faith of See on Mat. 6 15.
5 p* Mat. 21. 23. When he was The chief
come into the Temple, the chief Priests and the Scribes, and the chief
Priests and the Elders of the Peoof the People, sought to destroy ple came unto him as he was teach.
ing, and said, Þy what Authority * Mat. 21. 19. The Words un- 10 dost thou these Things? and
who gave thee this Authority? 4. 20. [Abraham] stag. † Luk. 20. 1. It came to pass gered not at the Promise of God that on one of those Days, as through unbelief, but was strong in he taught the People in the Tema Faith giving Glory to God. 15 ple, and preached the Gospel, the *+ See on Mat. 17. 20.
chief Priests and Scribes came Joh. 14. 13. Joh. 15. 7. upon him with the Elders.
der Ver. 13.
of John,was it from heaven, or of men? answer me. 31.
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From Heaven, he will say, Why then did ye not believe him? 32. But if we shall say, of men, they feared the People : for all men counted John, that he was a Prophet indeed. they answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell
. And Jesus answering, faith unto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.
CH A P. XII.
ND he began to speak unto them by Parables. A
certain many planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the wine-fat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country. 2. And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a fervant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. 3. And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. 4. And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him! in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled. 5.
And again he sent another; and him they killed: and many others, beating fome, and killing some. 6. Having yet a therefore one son, his welbeloved, he sent himn also laft unto them, saying, They will reverence my son. 7. But those husbaudmen Taid amongst themselves. This is the d heir ; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours. 8. And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard. 9. What shall therefore the Lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others. 10. And have yé not read this scripture? The Stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner.
II. This was the Lords doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes. 12. And they
fought to lay hold on him, but feared the People; for they knew that he had spoken the Parable against them : and they left him, and went their way. 13. And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees, and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words. 14. And when they were come, they say unto him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Cesar, or not? 15. Shall we give, or shall we 110t give? But he knowing their hypocrisie, faid unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a (1) Peny, that I may see it. 16. And they brought it : and he faith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription ? And they said unto him, Cesars. 17. And Jesús answering said unto them, Render to Cesar the things that are Cesars, and to God the things that are Gods. And they marvelled at him. 18. Then come unto him the 5 Sadducees, h which say there is no Resurrection; and they asked him, saying,
19. Master, i Moses wrote unto us, if a mans brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. 20. Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no feed. 21. And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third likewise. 22. And the seven had her, and left no seed: Taft of all the woman died also. 23. In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them ? for the seven had her
24. And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye
f * See on Mat. 22. 15.
dwell together, and one of them * Mat. 22. 23. The same Day die and have no Child, the wife of came to him the Sadducees, which the Dead shall not marry without Say that there is no Resurrection. unto a Stranger : her Husbands + Luk. 20. 27. Then came to him Brother shall go in unto her, and
5 certain of the Sadducees (which de take her to him to Wife, and per. ay that there is any Resurrection.) form the Duty of an Husbands
h+ A&. 23. 8. The Sadducees Brother to her. Gen. 38.8. Judah Say that there is no Resurrection, said unto Onan, Go in unto thy Bro.
nor Spirit, but the ro ther's Wife, and raise up Seed unPharisees confefs both.
it Deut. 25. 5. If Brethren
to thy Brother.
(1) $ In Value of our Money, Seven-Pence Half-peny, as Mas.
y And one of the Scribes came, and having to
not therefore err, because ye know not the scripture ther the power of God. 25. For when they tha from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given i riage : but are as the angels which are in heaven. as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not re the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him ing, * I am the God of Abraham, and the God of and the God of Jacob? 27. He is not the God of the but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly 28. them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had ani ed them well, asked him, which is the first commandı of all ? 29. And Jesus answered him, The first of all commandments is, m Hear, O Israel, the Lord our Go one Lord; 30. And thou shalt n love the Lord thy G with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all t mind, and with all thy strength : this is the first comma ment. 31. And the second is like, namely this, Thou the o love thy neighbour as thy self: there is 11011e other con mardment greater than thele. 32. And the Scribe fais un to him, Well, Mafter, thou hast said the truth: for the is one God, and there is none other but he. 33. And love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to
kt See on Mat. 22.32.
last, and besides me there is no God. 1 * Mat. 22. 35. Then one of Mal. 2. 10. Have we not all one them, which was a Lawyer, asked Father? hath not one God created him a Question, tempting him. us ?- Joh. 17. 3. This is Life
m Deut. 4. 39. Know therefore s Eternal, that they might know thee this Day, and consider it in chine the only true God, and Jesus Christ Heart, that the Lord he is God in whom thou hast fent. 1 Cor. 12. Heaven above, and upon Earth 6. There are diversities of Ope: beneath : there is none else. Deut. rations, but it is the same Gud, 6. 4. Hear, o Ifrael, the Lord our which worketh all in all. Eph. 4.
IO God is one Lord.
Deut. 33. 39:
6. One God and Father of all, who See now that I, even I am he, and is above all, and through all
, and there is 120 God with me.-- Ia.
in you all.
i Tim. 2. 5. There is 37. 16. O Lord of Hosts, God of
one God, and one Mediator.Ifrael, that dwellest between the 15 nt Luk. 10. 27. See on Mat. Cherubims, Thou art God, even
22. 37. thou alone. Isa. 44. 6. Thus of Lev. 19. 13. + Rom. 13. faith the Lord, the King of Ifrael, 9. † Gal. 5: 14. † Jam. and his Redeemer, the Lord of
See on Joh. 13. 34 Hosts, I am the first, and I am the 29
love his neighbour as himself, is - more than all wholeburnt-offerings and sacrifices. 34. And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durft ask him any question. 35. q And Jetus answered and faid, while he taught in the temple, How say the Scribes that Christ is the Son of David ? 36. For David himself faid by the Holy Ghost, « The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool. 37. David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his Son? And the common People heard him gladly, 38. G And he said unto them in his do&trine, e Beware of the Scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love falutations in the market-places, 39. And the chief Seats in the Synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts : Which devour widows houses, and for a pretence make long Prayers: these shall receive greater damnation. 41. 5 And Jesus sat over-against the h Treasury, and beheld how the People caft (1) Money into the Treasury: and
* See Ifa. 1. 11, to 17. To what and the Knowledge of God, more purpose is the multitude of your than Burnt-offerings. See on Mat. Sacrifices unto me? faith the Lord :
9. 13: I am full of the Burnt-offerings of b* Mat. 22, 41. While the Phace Rams, and the Fat of fed Beasts, 5 rilees were gathered together, Jem and I delight not in the Blood of Sus asked them.
+ Luk. 20. 410 Balocks, or of Lambs, or of He-goats, He said unto them, How say they &c. Jer. 6. 20,
that Christ is Davids Son ? offerings are not acceptable, nor your
ct Psal. uo.
1. The Lord said Sacrifices fweet unto me. Jer. 7.10 unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right, Th 22, 23. I spake not unto your Fa band until I make thineEnemies thy
thers, nor commanded them in the Footstool. See on Mat. 22. 44.
many Things by Parables, and said Burnt-offerings and Sacrifices. But unto them in his Doctrine.
, Obey my Voice, and I will See on Mat. 23. 14.
1. He looked up, People.- Amos 5. 21, 24. I hate, and saw the rich Men casting their I despise your Feaft-Days, and I will, Gifts into the Treasury. not smell in your folemn Allem
2 King. 12. 9. Jehciada blies. But let Judgment run down the Priest took a Cheft, and bored as Waters, and Righteousness as a a hole in the Lid of it, and set it mighty Stream. ::: Hof. 6. 6. I beside the Altar on the right side, desired Mercy, and not Sacrifice;25
(1) # A Piece of Brass Money. See Nat. 10. 29.