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And it came to pass when Jesus had ended these fay ings, the People were astonished at his doctrine. 29 For ́• he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

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great Multitudes followed him. 2. And beholt there came a p. Leper, and worshipped him, saying, Lord if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 3. And Jesu put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will, b thou clean. And immediately his leprosie was cleansed 4. And Jesus faith unto him, ? See thou (2) tell no Mar

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Heb. 10. 26. If we fin wilfully af. were astonished at his do&trine: fo ter that we have received the his word was with power. knowledge of the truth, there re • Joh. 7. 46. The Officers at mainech more Sacrifice for fwered, Never Man spake like thi Sin.

Man. Tit. ?. 15. Thefe thing n * Mar. 1. 22. And they were speak and 'exhort, and rebuke wit astonished at his doctrine. Mar.

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(2) Our Lord does not seem here wholly to forbid the Leper to tell of his Cure, but only that he should not do it, till he had first thewi himself to the Priest, and been pronounced clean by him. But in the Places here referr’d to, he enjoins this Silence, and charges his Disciple not to say that he was Chrift. For the clearer understanding of thi Matter, the following Observations may be considered.

First, When our Lord wrought miraculous Cures on those who wer Heathens, he does not forbid them to speak thereof, but sometimes com mands them to do it, (See Mar, s. 19.) to prepare them to receive his Do &rine when it fhould be preached among them by his Disciples.

Secondly, He sometimes forbids those who were Jews to publish the Cures done by him, to avoid the Maļice and Persecution of the Pharisees who ofren meditated his Destruction, (See Mat. 12. 14, 15, 16.) and be cause his Person and Do&trine were not to be fully publish'd till after his Resurrection from the Dead, for had it been done fooner, it might have hindred his being puc to Death. See Mar. 8. 30, 31.

Thirdly, But the chief Reason why our Lord commanded the Jews, who had been benefited by his Miracles, not to publish them, seems to be that he might not give any Encouragement to that Opinion which was then generally received, namely, that sheir Mefliah was to be a great

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the gift that a Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them, 5. And when Jesus was estred into Capernaum, there çame unto him a Centurion, beseeching him, 6. And laying

, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the Palfie, grievoully tormented. 7. And Jesus faith unto him, I will come and heal him. 8. The Centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but d speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. 2. For I am a Man under authority, having soldiers under me : and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth: and to another, Come, and he cometh: and to my servant, Do this, and he doth it.

When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great Faith,

no not in Ifrael11, And I say unto you, that many E

Thall + s! ** Lev. 14. 3, 4, 1o. And Thew thy felf to the Priest, and of the Priest finall go forth out of the fer for thy cleansing, according as Camp: and the Priest Thall look, Mofes commanded,

for a testimony and behold, if the Plague of Leprofie unto them, be healed in the Leper; then shall 5 b* Luk. 7. 1. He entred inthe Priest command to tåke for to Capernaum. him that is to be cleansed ewo ċ Luk. 15. 21.

And the Son birds alive, and clean, and Cedar: faid unto him, Father, I have fin wood, and Scarlet, and Hyfop. ned again ft heaven, and in thy And on the eightk Day he thalt 10 fight, and am no more worthy to be take two He-lambs without ble called thy Son. milh, and one Ew-lamb of the + P. 107. 20. He sent his first Year, without blemish, and Word and healed them, and deliver three tenth-deals of fine Flowered them from their destruction. for a Meat offering, mingled is. + Mal. 1. 11. For from the with Oil, and one log of Oil. riling of the Sun, even unto the

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temporal Prince, and not only to deliver them from their Enemies, but to give them Dominion over all Nations. And this would probably häre excited the Jews to Tumults and Seditions against the Government, under Pretence of making way for his Kingdom ; for when some of them, Joh. 6.14; 15. were convinced by the Miracle of Feeding 5000 with 5 barley Loves and two small Filhes, that he was that Prophet chat Seould come into the World, they seem prefently to have formed a Design to take him by force and make him a King. See Dr. Whitby's Annotations

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6. Mar. 16:20. Mar. 7. 36. Our Lord for. bids his Disciples and others to make him known, and to say that he was Christ.

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shall come from the east, and weft, and shall with Abraham, and Ifaac, and Jacob, in the king heaven. 12. But the f Children of the kingdom cast out into é outer darkness: there shall be 1 and gnashing of teeth. 13. And Jesus said unto turion, Go thy way, and as thou haft believed, 16 done unto thee. And his servant was healed

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into ters houte, le faw his i Wifes mother laid, and i a fever. 15. And he touched her hand, and the

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fhall be great among the Gentiles, given to a Nation bringing and in every place incense shall be the fruits thereof. offered unto my Name, and a pure & Mat.13:42,50. And shall offering : for my Name shall be : them into a furnace. of fire: great among the Heathen, saith the s shall be wailing and gnashinį Lord of Hosts. Gen. 28. 14. Thy teeth. + Mar. 32. 13. Then Seed shall be as the Dust of the

the King to the servants, Bind I earth; and thou fhalt spread abroad hand and foot, and take him aw to the West, and to the East, and to and cast him into outer darkne

, the North, and to the South : and in ļo there shall be weeping, and gna thee, and in thy Seed, shall all the ing of teeth. + Mat. 24:51. Sha Families of the earth be bleffed. çut him [the evil servant) asunde Ila. 49. 6. I will also give thee and appoint him his portion wit for a light to the Gentiles, that thou the Hypocrites: there fhall 6 mayst be my falvation unto the 15 weeping and gnashing of teeth.' Mat end of the earth. f Luk. 13. 29. 25. 3. Caft ye the unprofitable And they shall come from the East, servant into outer darkness; there and from the Wiff, and from the thall be weeping and goalhing of North, and from the South, and teeth. + Luk. 13. 28. There shall fhall sit down in the kingdom of zo be weeping and gnashing of teeth, God. As 11. 1. The Apofles when ye shall fee Abraham, and and Brethren that were in Judea, Ifaac, and Jacob, and all the Proheard that the Gentiles had also re phets in the Kingdom of God, and ceived the word of God. Afts 22.

you your selves thrust out. 21. Depart : ' for I will send thee 25 h Mar. 1. 29. And forthwith far hence to the Gentiles. Rom. when they were come out of the 15. 9, 6c. That the Gentiles might Synagogue, they entred into the glorifie God for his mercy; as it Houle of Simon and Andrew, with is written, I will confess to thee a- James and John.

James and John." Luk. 4: 38. anong the Gentiles, and fing unto 30 And he arose out of the Synagogue, thy Name; and again he saith, and entred into Simons Houle, and Rejoice ye Geniiles wich his Peo Simons Wifes Mother was taken ple, dc. Eph. 3. 6. That the Gen with a great fever.tiles should be fellow Heirs, and of 1.+ 1 Cor.9.,5. Have we not the same body, and parcakers of 35 power to lead about a Sifter a Wife as his prohise in Christ by the well as

well as other Apostles, and as the Gospel

Brethren of the Lord, and Co. ft Mat. 21. 43. The Kingdom phas. of God shall be taken from you, and

ft her: and she arose, and ministred unto them. 16.

When the even was come, they brought unto him any that were * possessed with devils: and he cast out le Spirits with his ivord, and healed all that were fick: 7. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Eajas the prophet, laying, Himself took our infirmities, und bare our fickieffes. 18. Now when Jesus faw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart into the other side. 19. And a certain m Scribe came, and faid unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithertoever shou goeft. 20. And Jesus faith unto him, The Foxes zave holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the 301 of man hath not where to lay his head. another of his disciples faid unto him, Lord, Ľuffer me irft to go and. ^ bury my Father, 2.2. But Jesus said into him, Follow me, and let the · dead bury their lead

. 23. And when he was entred into a fhip, his Disciples followed him. 24. And behold, there arose a freat ? Tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves : but he was asleep. 25. And ais Disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, 4 Lord, àve us : we perish. 26. And he faith unto them, Whý

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1..32. And at the E. to pass, that as they went in the ten, when the Sun did fet, they way, a certain Man said unto him, brought unto him all that were Lord, I will follow thee. whicher, diseased, and them that were pos soever thou goeft. esed with devils. Luk. 4. 40.5

nt i King. 19. 20. And he Now when the Sun was ferting, '(elijha) left the Oxen, and ran after l.chey that had any fick with di Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray Pers Diseases, brought them unto thee, kiss my Father and my Mo'lim: and he laid his hands on e ther, and then I will follow thee. fery one of chem, and heated 10 • See on Juh. 5. 25.

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4. 37. There arose a ** Ifa. 53.-4. Surely he hath great storm of Wind, and;

che griefs, and carried our Sor Waves beat into the Ship, so chac rows: yet we did esteem him, it was now full. dricken, imitten of God, and affili- 15 As they failed he fell asleep: and

Behold the there came down a storm of Wind Lamb of God which taketh away

on, the Lake, and they were filled the fim of the World. 1. Per. 2. with Water, and .were in jeopardy.

24. Who his own self bare our sins 9 2 Chron. 20. 12. We have in his own body on the Tree, that 20 no might against this great Company We being dead to Sin, should live that cometh against us, neither unto Righteousnefs: by whole know we what to do, but our eyes. were healed.

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are ye - fearful, O ye of little Faith? Then he and * rebuked the winds and the sea, and there y great • calm. 27. But the men marvelled, saying, manner of man is this, that even the winds and a fea obey him! 28, And when he was come to other fide, into the Country of the Gergelenes, (3): met him two possessed with devils, coming out of tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pafs that way. 29. And behold, they cried out, saying, *.W have we to do with thee, Jesus thou Son of God? thou come hither to torment us before the time? 41 And there was a good way off from them an herd many swine, fecding: 31. So the devils befought him, la ing, ? If thou cast us out, 5 suffer us to go away in the herd of swinie. · 32. And he said unto them! G And when they were come out, they went into the her of swine : and behold, the whole herd of swine : ran v olently down a deep place into the sea, and perished i the waters. 33. And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the City, and told every thing; and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils:

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· Phil. 4. 6. Be careful for no into the Country of the Gaderenes

, thing : but in everything by * Luk. 8. 26. And they arrived Prayer and Supplication, let your at the Country of the Goderenes

, requests be made known unto God. which is over against Galilee, Nah: 1.

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Cor. 6. 14. What fellow.

5 Sea, and maketh it dry. Pf. 65.7. fhip hath righteousness with un Which filleah the noise of the Seas, righteousness ? and what Commu. and the noise of their Waves, and nion hath light with darkness? the tumult of the People.

2. Rev. 12. 12. Wo to the In. é + PT, 107 29. He maketh the 10 habitants of the earth, and of the form a calm, so that the Waves fea : for the devil is come thereof are fill.

unto you, having great Wrath. & Pf89. 9. Thou rulift the ra,

h. Job 1. JI.

Put forth thine ging of the Sea: when the Waves hand now, and touch all that hp 14 thereof arise, thou stilist them. 15 bath, and he will curse thee.co * Mar. s. 1. And they came thy

face. over to the other side of the sea, : See the Note on Mar. s. 13.

(3) St. Mark and St. Luke fay Gaderenes, but thảe does not make the E vangelists inconsistent : for Dr. Lightfoot observes, that the Region of the Gergef enes being of broader extent, the Region of the Gaderenes was included in it. And the Towns Gadara and Gergija lying near together

, they had the fame confines and borders. St. Mark, Chap 5. 2. mentions bur one of these two Men.

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