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13 you. Ye are the salt of the earth : but if the salt have lost his
savour, wherewith shall it be salted ? it is thenceforth good for
nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot
killed them. Lu. xi. 47. Truly ye bear Christ, they are again entangled cherein, witness that ye allow the deeds of your
fathers, and overcome, the latter end is worse with for they indeed killed them, and ye build their them than the beginning. For it had been sepulchres. Therefore also said the wisdom better for them not to have known the of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, way of righteousness, than after they have and some of them they shall slay and perse- known it to turn from the holy com cute : that the blood of all the prophets, mandment delivered unto them. 2 Pe. il which was shed from the foundation of the 20, 21. world, may be required of this generation, from 14 The light of the world.] The path of the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, the just is as the shining light, that shineth which perished between the altar and the more and more unto the perfect day. Pr. iv. temple. Verily I say unto you, it shall be 18. He (John) was a burning and a shining required of this generation. "Lu. xi. 48–51. light, and ye were willing for a season to reo Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the joice in his light. John v. 95. While ye prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto have light believe in the light, that ye may be thee, how often would I have gathered thy the children of light. John xii. 36. Behold, children together as a hen doth gather her thou art called a Jew, and art confident that brood under her wings, and ye would not. thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light Lu. xiii. 34. Ye stiffnecked and uncircum- of them which are in darkness; an instructor cised in heart and ears (said Stephen), ye do of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast always resist the Holy Ghost; as your fathers the form of knowledge, and of the truth in the did so do ye. Ac. vii. 51. Ye, brethren, have law. Ro. ii. 19, 20. Be ye not unequally suffered like things of your own countrymen, yoked together with unbelievers; for what even as they have of the Jews, who both killed fellowship hath righteousness with unrighte the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and ousness; and what communion hath light with have persecuted us. And they pleased not darkness. 2 Co. vi. 14. Ye were sometimes God, and are contrary to all men, forbidding darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord; us to speak to the Gentiles, that they might be walk as children of light; have no fellowship saved. 1 The. ii. 14-16. xxi. 35.
with the unfruitful works of darkness, but 13 The salt of the earth.] Every oblation rather reprove them. All things that are re of thy meat-offering shalt thou season with proved are made manifest by the light; for salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the whatsoever doth make manifest is light; covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, meat-offering ; with all thine offerings thou and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give shalt offer salt
. Le. ii. 13. Let your speech thee light. Ep. v. 8–14. Do all things be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that without murmurings and disputings, that we ye may know how ye ought to answer every may be blameless and harmless, the sons of man. Col. iv. 6.
God, without rebuke in the midst of a crooked If the salt have lost his savour.] Every one and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice lights. Phi. ii. 14, 15. Ye are all the chilshall be salted with salt. Salt is good, but if dren of light, and the children of the day, the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will We are not of the night or of darkness ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and i The. v. 5. The mystery of the seven stars have peace one with another. Mar. ix. 49, 50. which thou sawest in my right hand, and the Salt is good ; but if the salt have lost his
seven golden candlesticks; the seven stars are savour, wherewith shall
it be seasoned ? It is the angels of the seven churches, and the neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dung- seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the hill, but men cast it out. Lu. xiv. 34, 35. It seven churches. Re. i. 20. Unto the angel is impossible for those who
were once enlight- of the church of Ephesus write, These things ened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost
, right hand, who walketh in the midst of the and have tasted the good word of God, and seven candlesticks. Re. ii. 1. the powers of the world to come, if they shall A city that is set on an hill, &c.] Let fall away, to renew them again unto repent- build us a city (said the inhabitants of the ance ! seeing they crucify to themselves the earth, being of one language,) and a tower Son of God afresh, and put him to an open whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us shame. He. vi. 4–6. if, after they have make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad escaped the pollutions of the world through upon the face of the whole earth. Let us the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus down (said the Lord), and there confound their
be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, 15 but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see 16 your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
language, that they may not understand one now is our salvation nearer than when we another's speech. So the Lord scattered them believed. The night is far spent, the day is abroad from thence upon the face of all the at hand. Let us, therefore, cast off the works earth, and they left off to build the city. of darkness, and let us put on the armour of Ge. xi. 4-8. The wall of the city (the new light; let us walk honestly as in the day, not Jerusalem) had twelve foundations, and in in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering them the names of the twelve apostles of the and wantonness, not in strife and envying; Lamb. And I saw no temple therein ; for but put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the temple of it. And the city had no need of the lusts thereof. Ro. xiii. 11-14. Ye were sun, neither of the moon to shine in it, for the sometimes darkness; but now are ye light in glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the Lord. Walk as children of light. Ep. v. the light thereof. And the nations of them 8. Do all things without murmuring and which are saved shall walk in the light of it; disputings, that ye may be blameless and and the gates of it shall not be shut at all by harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke in day, for there shall be no night there. And the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, there shall in no wise enter into it any thing among whom ye shine as lights in the world. that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abo- Ph. ii. 14, 15. Holding forth the word of life, mination or maketh a lie ; but they which are that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I written in the Lamb's book of life. Re. xxi. have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. 14. 22–25. 27.
Ph. ii. 16. Ye know how we exhorted and 15 Do men light a candle, &c.] Is a candle comforted and charged every one of you, that brought to be put under a bushel, or under a ye would walk worthy of God, who hath bed ? and not to be set on a candlestick ? called you unto his kingdom and glory. Mar. iv, 21. No man when he hath lighted 1 The. ii. 11, 12. Therefore let us not sleep, a candle (saith Jesus) covereth it with a vessel, as do others; but let us watch and be sober; or putteth it under a hed, but setteth it on a for they that sleep, sleep in the night, and candlestick, that they which enter in may see they that be drunken are drunken in the the light. Lu. viii. 16. The light of the night; but let us who are of the day be sober; body is the eye, therefore when thine eye is putting on the breastplate of faith and love, single, thy whole body also is full of light; and for an helmet the hope of salvation. but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full 1 Th. v. 6–8. Ye are a chosen generation of darkness. Lū. xi. 34.
(as Christians), a royal priesthood, an holy • It giveth light unto all, &c.] Thou shalt nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew make the seven lamps “thereof” (“ of the forth the praises of him who hath called you tabernacle"), and they shall light the lamps out of darkness into his marvellous light. thereof, that they may give light over against 1 Pe. ii. 9. This then is the message which it. Ex. XXV. 37. Speak unto Aaron (suid we have heard of “him" (" Jesus"), and dethe Lord to Moses), and say unto him, When clare unto you, that God is light, and in him is thoa lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall no darkness at all. If we say that we have give light over against the candlestick. N4. fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, viii. 2.
we lie, and do not the truth; but if we walk in 16 Your light so shine, &c.] The path of the light as he is in the light, we have fellowthe just is as the shining light, that shineth ship one with another, and the blood of Jesus more and more unto the perfect day. Pr. iv. Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 18. Then (in the performance of a true fast) 1 John i. 5—7. shall thy light break forth as the morning, That they may see your good works, &c.] and thine health shall spring forth speedily, Take heed that ye do not your alms before and thy righteousness shall go before thee. men; and when thou prayest, thou shalt not The glory of the Lord shall be thy rere-ward. be as the hypocrites are, for they love to pray Is. lviii. 8. Arise, shine, for thy light is come, standing in the synagogues, and in the corners and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee ; for of the streets, that they may be seen of men. behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and Moreover, when ye fast, be not as the hygross darkness the people ; but the Lord shall pocrites, of a sad countenance; for they disarise upon "thee." ("the Church of Christ''), figure their faces that they may appear unto and his glory shall be seen upon thee; and men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings have their reward. Mat. vi. 1. 5. 16. All to the brightness of thy rising. Is. lx. 1-3. their works "they” (“the Pharisees”) do for Now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for to be seen of men. Mat. xxiii. 5. This wo.
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I
man (Dorcas, or Tabitha, of Joppa) was full of Ga. i. 24. He shall come to be glorified in his good works, and alms-deeds which she did. saints, and to be admired in all them that Ac. ix. 36. We are his (God's) workmanship, believe (because our testimony among you created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which was believed) in that day. Wherefore also we God hath before ordained that we should walk pray always for you, that your God would in them. Ep. ii. 10. I will that women count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all adorn themselves with good works. 1 Ti. ii. the good pleasure of his goodness, and the 10. Let a widow be well reported for good work of faith with power: that the name of works; if she have relieved the afflicted, if she our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, have diligently followed every good work. and ye in him, according to the grace of our Likewise also the good works of some are God, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Th. i. 10, manifested beforehand ; and they that are 11, 12. Dearly beloved, I beseech you, as otherwise cannot be hid. 1 Ti. v. 10. 25. strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly Charge them that are rich, that they do good, lusts, which war against the soul ; having your that they be rich in good works, ready to dis- conversation honest among the Gentiles: that tribute, willing to communicate. 1 Ti. vi. 18. whereas they speak against you as evil doers, Young men likewise exhort to be sober- they may, by your good works whieh they minded: in all things shewing thyself a shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitapattern of good works. (Christ) gave him- tion. I Pe. ii. 11, 12. If any man speak, let self for us, that he might redeem us from all him speak as the oracles of God: if any man iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar minister, let him do it as of the ability which people, zealous of good works. Tit. ii. 6, 7. God giveth : that God in all things may be 14. Put them in mind to be ready to every glorified through Jesus Christ ; to whom be good work; that being justified by his grace, praise and dominion for ever. Amen. Bewe should be made heirs according to the loved, think it not strange concerning the hope of eternal life. This is a faithful saying, fiery trial which is to try you, as though and these things I will that thou affirm con- some strange thing happened unto you: but stantly, that they which have believed in God rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of might be careful to maintain good works: and Christ's sufferings ; that when his glory shall let ours also learn to maintain good works for be evealed, ye may be glad also with exceednecessary uses, that they be not unfruitful. ing great joy. If ye be reproached for the Tit. iji. 1. 7, 8. 14. Let us consider one name of Christ, happy are ye : for the Spirit another, to provoke unto love and to good of glory and of God resteth upon you : on works. He. x. 24. Having your conversation their part he is evil spoken of, but on your honest among the Gentiles; that whereas they part he is glorified. I Pe. iv. 11-14 speak against you as evil doers, they may, by Your Father which is in heaven.] See verse your good works which they shall behold, 45. After this manner pray ye (said Jesus): glorify God in the day of visitation. I Pe. ii. Our Father which art in heaven, &c. &c. 12. Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to Mat. vi. 9. Call no man your father upon your own husbands; having a good con- the earth : for one is your father, which is in science, that whereas they speak evil of you, heaven. Mat. xxiii. 9. When ye pray, say, as of evil doers, they may be ashamed that Our Father which art in heaven, &c. &c. Lm. falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. xi. 2. I Pe. iii. 1. 16.
17 To destroy the law.] It is easier for And glorify your Father.] The Spirit of the heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the Lord God is upon me, to appoint unto them law to fail. Lu. xvi. 17. Moses in the law that mourn in Zion; that they might be called commanded us, that “such" (" those taken in Trees of righteousness, the Planting of the Lord, adultery”) should be stoned: but what sayest that he might be glorified. Is. lxi. 3. Herein thou (said the Scribes to Jesus)? John viii. ā. is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; And (the Pharisees) set up false witnesses 80 shall ye be my disciples. John xv. 8. Thus (against Stephen), which said, This man are the secrets of his heart (of one that believeth ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words not) made manifest; and so falling down on against this holy place, and the law. Ac. vi. 13. his face, he will worship God, and report that This fellow (said the Jews of Paul) persuadGod is in you of a truth. 1 Co. xiv. 25. By eth men to worship God contrary to the law. the experiment of this administration (the mi- Ac. xviii. 13. Men of Israel (cried the Jews nistering seed to the sower), they glorify God of Asia) help; this is the man' ("Paul") that for your professed subjection unto the gospel teacheth all men every where against the peo of Christ, and for your liberal distribution ple, and the law, and this place. Ac. xxi. 28. unto them, and unto all men. 2 Co. ix. 13. Do we then make void the law through faith! And they (which heard that he which per. God forbid : yea, we establish the law. Ro. secuted us in times past, now preacheth the faith iii. 3). Christ is the end of the law for which once he destroyed) glorified God in me. righteousness to every one that believeth.
am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, 18
Ro. X. 4. This I say, That the covenant that Verily I say unto you (said Jesus of the cenwas confirmed before of God in Christ, the law turion, whose servant he healed), I have not which was four hundred and thirty years after found so great faith, no, not in Israel. Mat. cannot disannul, that it should make the pro- viii. 10. Verily I say unto you, It shall be mise of none effect: for if the inheritance be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the of the law, it is no more of promise ; wherefore day of judgment than for that city (which rethen serveth the law? it was added because of ceived not Christ's disciples). Verily I say transgressions, till the seed should come to unto you (said Jesus to his disciples), Ye shall whom the promise was made; and it was not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the ordained by angels in the hand of a Mediator. Son of man be come. Verily I say unto you, Is the law then against the promises of God?“He" (" who shall give a cup of cold water God forbid: for if there had been a law given unto one of Christ's disciples") shall in no wise which could have given life, verily righteous- lose his reward. Mat. X. 15. 23. 42. Verily ness should have been by the law. The law I say unto you, Among them that are born of was our schoolmaster, to bring us unto Christ, women there hath not arisen a greater than that we might be justified by faith. Ga. iii. John the Baptist. Mat. xi. 11. Verily I say 17-24. See xv. 4. and iv. 10.
unto you, That many prophets and righteous But to fulfl.] It becometh us (said Jesus men have desired to see those things which ye to John) to fulfil all righteousness. Mat. iii. (Christ's disciples) see, and have not seen 15. Sacrifice and offering thou didst not de- them. Mat. xiii. 17. Verily I say unto you, sire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt- There be some standing here which shall not offering and sin-offering hast thou not re- taste of death, till they see the Son of man quired. Then said I, Lo I come : in the coming in his kingdom. Mat. xvi. 28. Verily volume of the book it is written of me: I I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of delight to do thy will, O my God; yea, thy mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, law is within my heart. Ps. xl. 6, 7, 8. The Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall Lord is well pleased for his righteousness' remove. Mat. xvii. 20. Verily I say unto sake, he will magnify the law, and make it you, Except ye be converted, and become as honourable. Is. xlii. 21. God sending his little children, ye shall not enter into the own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and kingdom of heaven. Verily I say unto you for sin, condemned sin in the flesh; that the (saith Christ to his disciples), Whatsoever ye righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall spirit. Ro. viii. 3, 4. When the fulness of be loosed in heaven. Mat. xviii. 3. 18. Verily the time, was come, God sent forth his Son, I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly made of a woman, made under the law, to enter into the kingdom of heaven. Verily I redeem them that were under the law, that say unto you, That ye which have followed we might receive the adoption of sons. Ga. me in the regeneration, when the Son of man iv. 4, 5. Let no man therefore judge you in shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also meat or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the or of the new moon, or of the sabbath-days: twelve tribes of Israel. Mat. xix. 23. 28. which are a shadow of things to come; but Verily I say unto you, If ye bave faith, and the body is of Christ. Col. ii. 16, 17. In doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is those sacrifices (under the law) there is a re- done to the fig-tree (which withered away), membrance again made of sins every year: but also, if ye shall say unto this mountain, for it is not possible that the blood of bulls Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the and of goats should take away sins : wherefore, sea, it shall be done. Verily I say unto you, when he cometh into the world, he saith, That the publicans and the harlots go into the Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but kingdom of God before you. Mat. xxi. 21. a body hast thou prepared for me. In burnt. 31. Verily I say unto you, All these things offerings, and sacrifices for sin thou hast no shall come upon this generation for shedding pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come in the the blood of the prophets). Mat. xxiii. 36. volume of the book it is written of me) to do Verily I say unto you, There shall not be left thy will, o God. Every priest standeth daily here one stone upon another, that shall not be ministering and offering oftentimes the same thrown down. Verily I say unto you, This sacrifices, which can never take away sins: generation shall not pass, till all these things but this man, after he had offered one sacrifice be fulfilled. Verily I say unto you, That for sins, for ever sat down on the right hand he shall make him (the faithful servant) of God. He. x. 3-12.
ruler over all his goods. Mat. xxiv. 2. 34. 47. 18 Verily I say unto you.] See verse 26. Verily I say unto you, I know you not (said Verily I say unto you, They (the Pharisees, the Lord to the foolish virgins). Verily I say hypocrites) have their reward. Mat. vi. 2. 16. unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it (an act of charity) unto one of the least of these and serve them. Lu. xii. 37. Verily I sa my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Mat. unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the tim xxv. 12. 40. 45. Verily I say unto you, come when ye shall say, Blessed is he tha Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in cometh in the name of the Lord. Lu. xii the whole world, there shall also this, that this 35. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever sha woman (who anointed Jesus' feet) hath done, not receive the kingdom of God as a littl be told for a memorial of her. Mat. xxvi. 13. child, shall in no wise enter therein. L Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be for. xviii. 17. Verily I say unto you, There i given unto the sons of men, and blasphemies no man that hath left house, or parents, a wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: but he brethren, or wife, or children, for the king that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost dom of God's sake, who shall not receiv hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of manifold more in this present time, and it eternal damnation. Mar. iii. 28. Verily I the world to come, life everlasting. Lu. xviii say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for 29. Verily I say unto you, This generation Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment shall not pass away till all be fulfilled than for that city (which should not receive Lu. xxi. 32. Verily I say unto thee (tku Christ's disciples). Mar. vi. 11. Verily I say thief on the cross), To day shalt thou be with unto you, There shall no sign be given unto me in Paradise. LA. xxiii. 43. Verily this generation. Mar. viii. 12. Verily I say verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall sex unto you, That there be some of them that heaven open, and the angels of God ascending stand here which shall not taste of death, till and descending upon the Son of man. Joka they have seen the kingdom of God come with i. 51. Verily, verily, I say unto thee (said power. Verily I say unto you, He (who gives Jesus to Nicodemus), Except a man be born a cup of cold water to a disciple) shall not lose again he cannot see the kingdom of God. his reward. Mar. ix. 1. 41. Verily I say Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the born of water, and of the Spirit, he cannot kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter the kingdom of God. Verily, verily, I enter therein. Verily I say unto you, There say unto thee, We speak that we do know, is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or and testify that we have seen ; and ye resisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or chil- ceive not our witnesses. John. iii. 3. 5. 11. dren, or lands, for my sake, and the Gospel's, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can but he shall receive an hundred fold in this do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the time, and in the world to come, eternal life. Father do. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Mar. x. 15. 29. Verily I say unto you, That He that heareth my word, and believeth whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be on him that sent me, hath everlasting life ; thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea ; and shall not come into condemnation ; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall but is passed from death unto life. Verily, believe that those things which he saith shall verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he and now is, when the dead shall hear the saith. Mar. xi. 23. Verily I say unto you, voice of the Son of God; and they that hear That this poor widow hath cast more in (to shall live. John v. 19. 24, 25. Verily, verily, the treasury) than all they which have cast I say unto you, Ye seek me (said Jesus into the treasury. Mar. xii. 43. Verily I to the multitudes), not because ye saw the say unto you, That this generation shall not miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, pass till all these things be done. Mar. xiii. and were filled. Verily, verily, I say unto 30. Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaGospel shall be preached throughout the whole ven ; but my Father giveth you the true bread world, this also that she hath done (who from heaven. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He anointed Jesus' fect) shall be spoken of for a that believeth on me hath everlasting life. memorial of her. Verily I say unto you (his Verily, verily, I say unto you, Exeept ye eat disciples), One of you (which eateth with me) the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his shall betray me. Verily I say unto you, í blood, ye have no life in you.
John vi. 26. will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, 32. 47. 53. Verily, verily, I say unto you, until that day that I drink it new in the Whosoever committeth sin, is the servant of kingdom of God. Verily I say unto thee sin. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man (Peter), That this day, even this night, be- keep my saying, he shall never see death. fore the cock crow twice,
thou shalt deny me Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abrathrice. Mar. xiv. 9. 18. 25. 30. Verily I ham was, I am. John viii. 34. 51. 58. Verily, say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his verily, I say unto you, He that entereth pot own country. Lu. iv. 24. Verily I say unto by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth you,“ It" (the blood of all the prophets”) shall up some other way, the same is a thief and be required of this generation. Lu. xi. 51. a robber. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Verily I say unto you, That “ he” (“the Lord am the door of the sheep. John s. 1. 7. of the servants") shall gird himself, and make Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn them to sit down to meat, and will come forth of wheat fall into the ground and die, it