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M". 12.“ how shall then his kingdom stand? and if I A. D. 31. 27 “ by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do
your children cast them out ? therefore they 28 “ shall be your judges. But if I cast out devils “ by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of Dan.244.
& 7.14. 29 “ God is come unto you. «Or else how can one Is 49. 24. “ enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his
goods, except he first bind the strong man? 30“ and then he will spoil his house. He that “ is not with me is against me; and he that
gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. 31 “ Wherefore I say unto you,
d All manner of a Heb.6.4, “ sin and ? blasphemy shall be forgiven unto 26, 29.
men: ° but the blasphemy against the Holy 1 John 5. 32 “ Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And
e Acts 7.51. “ whosoever speaketh a word against the Son “ of man, 'it shall be forgiven him: but who-1 Tim. 1. “ soever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it
“ shall not be forgiven him, neither in this Mk.3.30 “ world, neither in the world to come: because M". 12.“ they said, He hath an unclean spirit. Either
33 “ make the tree good, and his fruit good; or
corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
evil, speak good things ? for out of the abund35 “ ance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good
man out of the good treasure of the heart
bringeth forth good things: and an evil man “ out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil 36 “ things. But I say unto you, That every idle
“ word that men shall speak, they shall give
by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by
4 offspring. C.
2 detraction. C.
3 bad. C.
A. D. 31.
d 3. 11. Ezek. 16.
Rom. 2.27. 66 e Jonah 3. 5.
43. The scribes and Pharisees are rebuked for
MW. 12. a THEN certain of the scribes and of the Pha
38 * 1 Cor. l. risees answered, saying, Master, we would see
a sign from thee. But he answered and said 39 • Is. 57.3. unto them, “ An evil and adulterous genera
“ tion seeketh after a sign; and there shall no
sign be given to it, but the sign of the proJonah 1. “ phet Jonas : 'for as Jonas was three days and 40
“ three nights in the ? whale's belly; so shall
“ shall rise in judgment with this generation, See Jer." and shall condemn it : e because they re
pented at the preaching of Jonas; and, be“ hold, a greater than Jonas is here.
f The 42 queen of the south shall rise up in the judg
“ment with this generation, and shall condemn 1 Kin. 10. « it: for she came from the uttermost parts of 2 Chr. 9.1. “ the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon;
“and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
putteth it in a secret place, neither under a 33
come in may see the light. The light of the 34
body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is
light which is in thee be not darkness. If thy 36
no part dark, the whole shall be full of light,
give thee light. When the unclean spirit is M". 12. 8 Job 1.7. “ gone out of a man, 8 he walketh through dry 43 1 Pet. 6. 8. « places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then 44
“ he saith, I will return into my house from
* great fish. C. D.
Who are truly blessed.
M". 12.“ findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then A. D. 31. 45“ goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other
spirits more wicked than himself, and they 6 enter in and dwell there: hand the last state h Heb. 6.4. “ of that man is worse than the first. Even so
2 Pet.2.20, “ shall it be also unto this wicked generation.” 21, 22.
44. Christ declareth who are truly blessed. L. 11.
AND it came to pass, as he spake these
things, a certain woman of the company lifted
womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou
are they that hear the word of God, and keep
45. And who are his brethren. M". 12.
WHILE he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, de- *Acts 1.14.
1 Cor. 9. 5. L. 8. 19. siring to speak with him. And they could not
Gal. 1. 19. M". 12. come at him for the press. Then one said unto
47 him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand
Who is my mother? and who are my bre-
ward his disciples, and said, “Behold my mother
“ the will of my Father which is in heaven, the
& 6. 15. Col. 3.11.
A. D. 31.
46. Reproveth the outward shew of holiness in
37 him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat. And when the Pharisee saw it, 38 he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner. And the Lord said unto him, “Now 39
“ do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the a Tit. 1.15. cup and the platter; but your inward part
“ is full of ravening and wickedness. Ye : fools, 40
“ did not he that made that which is without Is. 58. 7. “ make that which is within also ? b but rather 41 Dan. 4.27.
give alms * of such things as ye have; and,
behold, all things are clean unto you. But 42
over judgment and the love of God: these
ought ye to have done, and not to leave the
ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues,
you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for
men that walk over them are not aware of
you also, ye lawyers ! for ye lade men with
fingers. Woe unto you! for ye build the se- 47
pulchres of the prophets, and your fathers
c Ps. 5. 9.
2 dish. D. stance. D.
8 thoughtless. D.
4 in proportion to your sub
'63 L. 11.“ some of them they shall slay and persecute : A. D. 31. 50 “ that the blood of all the prophets, which was
“shed from the foundation of the world, may 51 “ be required of this generation ; d from the Gen. 4. 8.
“ blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, e 2 Chron. “ which perished between the altar and the 24. 20, 21.
, temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be re52“ quired of this generation. Woe unto you,
“ lawyers ! for ye have taken away the key of
“ knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and
as he said these things unto them, the scribes
ly, and to provoke him to speak of many things:
thing out of his mouth, that they might accuse
47. Christ preacheth to his disciples and the pec
ple against hypocrisy, covetousness, &c. L. 12.
In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, “Be“ ware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which 2“ is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered,
" that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that 3“ shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye
have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the
light; and that which ye have spoken in the “ ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the 4." housetops. And I say unto you my friends, * Is. 51.7,
a “ Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and 8, 12, 13.
“ after that have no more that they can do. 5" But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: “ Fear him, which after he hath killed hath
power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, 6“ Fear him. Are not five sparrows sold for two
farthings, and not one of them is forgotten 7“ before God? but even the very hairs of your
Jer, 1. &