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hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then 29 that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while 30 ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let
both grow together until the harvest : and in the time of harvest I
foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, dient in all things. To whom ye forgive any that ye should not obey the truth, before thing, I forgive also. For if I forgave any whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently thing, to whom I forgave it for your sakes, set forth crucified among you? This only forgave I it, in the person of Christ, lest would I learn of you. Received ye the Spirit Satan should get an advantage of us; for we by the works of the law, or by the hearing of are not ignorant of his devices. 2 Ca i. faith? Are ye so foolish? Having begun in 6-11. Now we exhort you, brethren, warn the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the them that are unruly, comfort the feebleflesh ? Ga. iii. 1, 2, 3. This wisdom (of minded, support the weak, be patient toward the world) descendeth not from above, but is all men. i The. v. 14. Keep yourselves in earthly, sensual, devilish; for where envying the love of God; and of some have compasand strife is, there is confusion, and every sion, making a difference; and others save evil work. Ja. iii. 15, 16. Ye adulterers with fear, pulling them out of the fire, bating and adulteresses, know ye not that the even the garments spotted by the flesh. Jude friendship of the world is enmity with God? 22, 23. Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the 30 Both grow together, &c.] See verse 39. world is the enemy of God. Ja. iv. 4. and chap. iii. 12. Those servants (in the
28 Wilt thou then that we go, &c.] Master parable of the marriage of the king's som) (said John), we saw one casting out devils went out into the highways, and gathered in thy name, and we forbade him because he together all as many as they found, both bad followeth not with us. And Jesus said unto and good, and the wedding was furnished him, Forbid him not ; for he that is not with guests. And when the king came in to against us is for us. And it came to pass,
see the guests, he saw there a man which had when the time was come, that he should be not on a wedding garment. And he saith received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hithet, Jerusalem, and sent messengers before his not having a wedding garment ? And he face, and they went and entered into a village was speechless. Then said the king to his of the Samaritans to make ready for him. servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take And they did not receive him, because his him away, and cast him into outer darkness
, face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth; And when his disciples James and John saw for many are called, but few are chosen. Ma. this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we com- xxii. 10-14. At midnight there was a great mand fire to come down from heaven and cry made, Behold the bridgroom cometh; consume them, even as Elias did? Lu. ix. "ye" ("* the foolish and the wise virgin") 49–54. I verily, as absent in body, but pre- out to meet him. Then all those virgins sent in spirit, have judged already, as though arose, and trimmed their lamps.
And the I were present, concerning him that hath so foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your done this deed. In the name of our Lord oil, for our lamps are gone out.
But the wise Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, answered, saying, Not so, lest there be not and my spirit, with the power of our Lord enough for us and you. But go ye rather to Jesus Christ, to deliver "such an one” (as them that sell, and buy for yourselves; and "the incestuous person") unto Satan, for the while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may and they that were ready went in with him be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. Your to the marriage, and the door was shut glorifying is not good. Know ye not that a Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Lord, Lord, open to us.
But he answered Purge out, therefore, the old leaven, that ye and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened not; watch, therefore, for you know neither For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man
1 Co. v. 3–7. Sufficient to “such a cometh. And before him shall be gathered man” (as "the incestuous person") is this all nations. And he shall separate them one punishment which was inflicted of many. So from another as a shepherd dividethhis sheep that contrariwise, ye ought rather to forgive from the goats. Mat. xxv. 6—13.32. Then him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such an
ye return and discern between the one should be swallowed up with overmuch righteous and the wicked; between him that sorrow. Wherefore, I beseech you that ye serveth God, and him that serveth him not would confirm your love toward him. For Mal. iii. 18. Judge nothing before the time, to this end also did I write, that I might until the Lord come, who both will bring to know the proof of you, whether ye be obe- light the hidden things of darkness, and will
will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them : but gather the wheat into my barn. Another parable put be forth unto them, saying, The king- 31 dom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field : Which indeed is the least of all 32 seeds : but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and
make manifest the counsels of the hearts; floor, and will gather the wheat into his garand then shall every man have praise of God. ner, but the chaff he will burn with fire un1 Co. iv. 5.
quenchable. Lu. iii. 17. To the reapers.] See verses 39-43. Some 31 Put he forth unto them.] See verse 24. men's sins are open beforehand, going before And as they heard these things (that the Son to judgment, and some men they follow after. of man is come to seek and to save that which 1 Ti. v. 24.
was lost), he added and spake a parable, beAnd bind them in bundles.] A man is risen cause he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because to pursue thee (said Abigail to David), and to they thought that the kingdom of God should seek thy soul; but the soul of my Lord shall immediately appear. Lu. xix. 11. Then began be bound in the bundle of life with the Lord he to speak to the people this parable (that of thy God, and the souls of thine enemies, them the vineyard let out to wicked husbandmen). shall he sling out, as out of the middle of a Lu. xx. 9. sling. 1 Sa. xxv. 29.
The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain Burn them.] Then shall he (the judge) of mustard seed.] Whereunto shall we liken say to them on the left hand, Depart from me, the kingdom of God, or with what comparison ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for shall we compare it? It is like a grain of the Devil and his angels. Mat. xxv. 41. The mustard seed which when it is sown in the defenced city shall be desolate, and the habi- earth is less than all the seeds that be in the tation forsaken, and left like a wilderness; earth. But when it is sown, it groweth up, there shall the calf feed, and there shall he and becometh greater than all the herbs, and lie down and consume the branches thereof. shooteth out great branches, so that the fowls When the boughs “thereof” (the " vineyard of the air may lodge under the shadow of it. of the Lord) are withered, they shall be Mar. iv. 30, 31, 32. Unto what is the kingbroken off. The women come, and set them dom of God like? and whereunto shall I reon fire: for it is a people of no understanding; semble it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, therefore he that made them will have no which a man took, and cast into his garden; mercy on them, and he that formed them will and it grew and waxed a great tree, and the shew them no favour. Is. xxvii. 10, 11. Be- fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it. hold, "it" (" the vine branch") is cast into Lu. xiii. 18, 19. the fire for fuel; the fire devoureth both the 32 The least of all seeds.) There shall ends of it, and the midst of it is burnt. Is it be an handful of corn in the earth upon meet for any work? Behold, when it was the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof whole it was meet for no work. How much shall shake like Lebanon ; and they of the less shall it be meet for any work when the city shall flourish like grass of the earth. His fire hath devoured it, and it is burned ? name shall endure for ever; his name shall Therefore, thus saith the Lord God, As the be continued as long as the sun: and men vine tree among the trees of the forest which shall be blessed in him; all nations shall call I have given to the fire for fuel, so will I give him blessed. Blessed be the Lord God, the the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And I will set God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous my face against them; they shall go out from things. And blessed be his glorious name one fire, and another fire shall devour them; for ever, and let the whole earth be filled with and ye shall know that I am the Lord when his glory. Amen, and Amen. Ps. lxxii. I set my face against them. Ez. xv. 4—7. 16–19. It shall come to pass in the last Behold, the day cometh that shall burn as an days, that the mountain of the Lord's house oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do shall be established in the top of the mounwickedly, shall be stubble ; and the day that tains, and shall be exalted above the hills, and cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of all nations shall flow unto it. And many hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us branch. Mal. iv. 1. If a man abide not in go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is house of the God of Jacob, and he will teach withered, and men gather them, and castus of his ways, and we will walk in his paths ; them into the fire, and they are burned. John for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the xv. 6.
word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And he But gather the wheat, &c.] See chap. iii. shall judge among the nations, and shall re
He (Jesus) will throughly purge his buke many people ; and they shall beat their
becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in
swords into plow shares, and their spears into strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the against nation, neither shall they learn war Lord. In those days it shall come to pass, any more. Is. ii. 2, 3, 4. See Mi. iv. 1, 2, 3.' that ten men shall take hold out of all lanAfterward, he (the Lord) brought me again guages of the nations, even shall take hold of unto the door of the house (in the vision of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, Ne the holy waters). And behold, waters issued will go with you; for we have heard that God out from under the threshold of the house is with you. Zec. viii. 20—23. It shall be eastward; for the fore front of the house stood one day which shall be known to the Lord, toward the east, and the waters came down not day nor night ; but it shall come to pass, from under, from the right side of the house that at eveningtime it shall be light; and it shall at the south side of the altar. Then brought be in that day, that living waters shall go out he me out of the way of the gate northward, from Jerusalem ; half of them toward the and led me about the way without unto the former sea, and half of them toward the outer gate, by the way that looketh eastward, hinder sea. In summer and in winter shall it and behold, there ran out waters on the right be. And the Lord shall be king over all the side; and when the man that had the line in earth. In that day shall there be one Land, his hand went forth eastward, he measured a and his name One: all the land shall be thousand cubits, and he brought me through turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmen, the waters; the waters were to the ancles. south of Jerusalem ; and it shall be lifted up, Again he measured a thousand, and brought and inhabited in her place, from Benjamia's me through the waters ; the waters were to gate unto the place of the first gate, into the the knees. Again he measured a thousand, corner-gate, and from the tower of Hannaneel and brought me through; the waters were unto the king's wine-presses.
Zec. xit. to the loins. Afterward he measured a thou- 7–10. In those days Peter stood up in the sand; and it was a river that I could not pass midst of the disciples and said (the number of over : for the waters were risen, waters to the names together were about an hundred and swim in, a river that could not be passed over. twenty.). Ac. i. 15. And when they" (* te Ez. xlvii. 1–5. Thou sawest (said Daniel to elders of the Church") heard "it" ( andet Nebuchadnezzar) till that a stone was cut out Paul had wrought among the Gentiles”), they without hands, which smote the image (the glorified the Lord, and said unto him, Thou great image, whose brightness was excellent, seest, brother, how many thousands of Sex and the form thereof terrible) upon his feet, there are which believe. Ac. xxi. 20. I wil that were of iron and clay, and brake them to not dare to speak of any of those things pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the which Christ hath not wrought by me to make brass, the silver, and the gold broken to pieces the Gentiles obedient by word and deed, together, and became like the chaff of the through mighty signs and wonders, by the summer thrashing-floors, and the wind carried power of the Spirit of God: so that from them away, that no place was found for them. Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, And the stone that smote the image became a have fully preached the Gospel of Christ great mountain, and filled the whole earth. Ro. xv. 18, 19. And the seventh angel And in the days of these kings (fore-shadowed sounded, and there were great voices in in the king's dream) shall the God of heaven heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world set up a kingdom which shall never be de- are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of stroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and other people, but it shall break in pieces, and ever. Re. xi. 15. consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand So that the birds of the air.] In the mouse for ever! Forasmuch as thou sawest that the tain of the height of Israel will I plant * ito stone was cut out of the mountain without (" the high cedar"), and it shall bring forth hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, boughs, and bear fruit
, and be a goodly cedari the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold, and under it shall dwell all fowl of every the great God hath made known to the king wing; in the shadow of the branches thereof what shall come to pass hereafter ; and the shall they dwell; and all the trees of the field dream is certain, and the interpretation sure. shall know that I the Lord have brought Da. ii. 34, 35, 44, 45. Who hath despised down the high tree, have exalted the low tret, the day of small things, for they shall rejoice. have dried up the green tree, and have made Zec. iv. 10. Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the dry tree to flourish : I the Lord bawi It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come spoken, and have done'it. Ez. xvii. 23, 24, people, and the inhabitants of many cities ; All the fowls of heaven made their nests in and the inhabitants of one city shall go to “his” boughs (of the “cedar in Lebawem." another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray denoting " the Assyrian"); and under his before the Lord, and to seek the Lord of branches did all the beasts of the field bring hosts : I will go also ; yea, many people and forth their young, and under his shadow
the branches thereof. Another parable spake he unto them; The 33 kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and 34 without a parable spake he not unto them: That it might be 35 fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept
dwelt all great nations. Ez. xxxi. 6. The of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that leaves. "thereof” (of “the tree in the midst of calleth you, who also will do it. 1 Th. v. 23, the earth," which Nebuchadnezzar saw in his 24. Grow in grace and in the knowledge of dream) were fair, and the fruit thereof much; our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 2 Pe. and in it was meat for all: the beasts of the iii. 18. field had shadow under it, and the fowls of 34 These things spake Jesus.] See verse 13. the heavens dwelt in the boughs thereof, and And with many such parables spake he the all flesh was fed of it. Da. iv. 12.
word unto them, as they were able to hear it ; 33 Like unto leaven.] Whereunto shall I but without a parable spake he not unto liken the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, them. Mar. iv. 33, 34. which a woman took, and hid in three mea- 35 It might be fulfilled.] See verse 14. sures of meal till the whole was leavened. All this was done that it might be fulfilled Lu. xiii. 20, 21. Your glorying is not good; which was spoken by the prophet, saying, know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy whole lump? Purge out therefore the old King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting leayen, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. unleavened for even Christ our passover is Mat. xxi, 4, 5. sacrificed for us. 1 Co. v. 6,7. A little leaven I will open my mouth, &c.] I will open my leaveneth the whole lump. Ga. y. 9.
mouth in a parable ; I will utter dark sayings Till the whole was leavened.] The righteous of old. Ps. lxxviii. 2. shall hold on his way; and he that hath clean I will utter things.] See chap. xiii. 11. I hands shall be stronger and stronger. Job will incline mine ear to a parable; I will xvii. 9. The path of the just is as the shining open my dark saying upon the harp. Ps. light, that shineth more and more unto the xlix, 4. Behold, the former things are come perfect day. Pr. iv. 18. Then shall we to pass, and new things do I declare ; before know if we follow on to know the Lord. His they spring forth I tell you of them. Is. xlii. going forth is prepared as the morning, and 9. Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he shall come unto us as the rain ; as the he revealeth his secret unto his servants the latter and former rain, unto the earth. Ho, prophets. Am. iii. 7. It shall be more tolervi. 3. Every branch that beareth fruit he able for Tyre, and Sidon, at the judgment, (the Lord) purgeth it that it may bring forth than for you. Lu. x. 14. We speak the more fruit. John xv. 2. I have yet many wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear wisdom which God ordained before the world them now; howbeit when he, the Spirit of unto our glory. 1 Co. ii. 7. Be thou parTruth, is come, he will guide you into all taker of the afflictions of the Gospel according truth; for he shall not speak of himself, but to the power of God; who hath saved us, and whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak; called us with an holy calling, not according and he will shew you things to come. John to our works, but according to his own purxvi. 12, 13. I thank my God upon every re- pose and grace, which was given us in Christ membrance of you, being confident of this Jesus before the world began; but is now very thing; that he which hath begun a good made manifest by the appearing of our work in you will perform it until the day of Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your death, and hath brought life and immortality love may abound yet more and more in to light through the Gospel. 2 Ti. i. 8, 9, 10. knowledge, and in all judgment. Ph. i. 6. 9. (Paul to Titus) in hope of eternal life, which It is God which worketh in you both to will God, that cannot lie, promised before the and to do of his good pleasure! Do all things world began; but hath in due times maniwithout murmurings and disputings, that ye fested his word, through preaching, which is may be blameless and harmless, the sons of committed unto me according to the comGod, without rebuke in the midst of a crooked mandment of God our Saviour. Tit. i. 2, 3. and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as God, who at sundry times, and in divers lights in the world. Ph. ii. 13, 14, 15. The manners, spake in time past unto the fathers very God of peace sanctify you wholly, and I by the prophets, hath, in these last days, pray God your whole spirit, and soul, and spoken unto us by his Son. He. i. 1. Of body, be preserved blameless unto the coming which salvation the prophets have inquired,
36 secret from the foundation of the world. Then Jesus sent the
multitude away, and went into the house : and his disciples came
unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the 37 field. He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the
and searched diligently, who prophesied of Declare unto us this parable. And Jesus said, the grace that should come unto you ; search- Are ye also yet without understanding! ing what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Mat. xv. 15, 16. When he was entered into Christ which was in them did signify, when the house from the people, his disciples asked it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, him concerning the parable. Mar. vii. 17. and the glory that should follow ; unto whom What is this that "he" (" Jesus”) saith unto it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but us, A little while and ye shall not see me ; unto us, they did minister the things which and again a little while and ye shall see me ; are now reported unto you, by them that have and, Because I go to the Father? They said preached the Gospel unto you with the Holy therefore, What is this that he saith, A little Ghost sent down from heaven ; which things while? We cannot tell what he saith. Now the angels desire to look into. 1 Pe. i. 10-12. Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask
From the foundation of the world.] Come, him, and said unto them, Do ye inquire ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom among yourselves of that I said, A little while prepared for you from the foundation of the and ye shall not see me : and again a little world. Mat. xxv. 34. Thou lovedst me (said while and ye shall see me? Verily, verile, Jesus to the Father) before the foundation of I say unto you, That ye shall weep and the world. John xvii. 24. Known unto God lament, but the world shall rejoice; and ye are all his works from the beginning of the shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be world. Ac. xv. 18. Ye were not redeemed turned into joy. John xvi. 17–20. with corruptible things, but with the precious 37 He that soweth the good seed.] Sve blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish verse 24. 27. and without spot, who verily was foreordained Is the Son of man.] See verse 41. and chap, before the foundation of the world, but was x. 40. When Jesus came into the coasts of inanifest in these last times for you, who by Cesarea-Philippi, he asked his disciples, say. hir do believe in God, that raised him up ing , Whom do men say that I, the son of from the dead, and gave him glory, that your man, am? And they said, Some say that faith and hope might be in God. i Pe. i. 18. thou art John the Baptist ; some, Elias; and 21. All that dwell upon the earth shall wor- others Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He ship him, whose names are not written in the saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am! book of life of the Lamb slain from the foun- And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou dation of the world. Re. xiii. 8. The beast art the Christ, the Son of the living God. that thou sawest was, and is not, and shall Mat. xvi. 13-16. Ye shall receive power ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: perdition: and they that dwell on the earth and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in shall wonder (whose names were not written Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria
, in the book of life from the foundation of the and unto the uttermost part of the earth. world) when they behold the beast that was, Ac. i. 8. Now I say that Jesus Christ was a and is not, and yet is. Re. xvii. 8.
minister of the circumcision for the truth of 36 Jesus sent the multitude away.] And God, to confirm the promises made unto the straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to fathers. I will not dare to speak of any of get into a ship, and to go before him unto those things which Christ hath not wrought the other side, while he sent the multitudes by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by away. Mat. xiv. 22. And he sent away the word and deed. Ro. xv. 8. 18. Who then multitude, and took ship, and came into the is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by coasts of Magdala. Mat. xv. 39. And straight- whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to way he constrained his disciples to get into every man ? I have planted, Apollos wathe ship, and to go to the other side before tered; but God gave the increase. So then unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people. neither is he that planteth any thing; neither Mar. vi. 45. They that had eaten (of the he that watereth ; but God that giveth the in seven loaves and a few small fishes) were about crease. 1 Co. iii. 5, 6, 7. God, who at sunfour thousand, and he sent them away. Mar. dry times, and in divers manners, spake in viii. 9.
time past unto the fathers by the prophets
, And went into the house.] See verse I. and hath in these last days spoken unto us by kis chap. ix. 28. When they were alone he ex- Son. He. i. 1. How shall we escape, if we pounded all things to his disciples. Mar. neglect so great salvation; which at the first iv. 34.
began to be spoken by the Lord, and was Declare unto us.] See verse 11. Then confirmed unto us by them that heard him answered Peter and said unto "him" ("Jesus"), He. ii. 3.