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hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, "shake off the dust of your feet.

15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment than for that city.

16 | "Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves :* be ye therefore wise as serpents

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9 simple. A. V. innocent. Co. Ma. Cr. Ud. Gen. Pu. be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. LUKE, ix. 5: Whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them. do. x. 10,11? But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the


Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

u 2 Sam. i. 16 : David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, have slain the LORD's anointed.

NEH. v. 13 : 'Also I shook my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labour, that performeth not this promise, even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. Acts, xiii. 51: But they shook off' the dust of their feet against them. do. xviii. 6: And when they [www] opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he [Paul} shook his raiment, and said unto them, your blood be upon pour own heads; I am clean: from henceforth we turn to the Livviriles. do. xx. 26: I take you to record this day, that I am por tiom the blood of all men.

aniv. 6: The punishment of the iniquity of the daughof my people is greater than the punishment of the sin of Siwon that was overthrown as in a moment. Mat. xi. 22,

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Pewalk citruspectly, not as fools, but as wise. Col. iv. 5:
Wink in wisdom toward them that are without.

II. iv, 20: Brethren, be not children in understand1919 : howbeit in malice, he ye children, but in understanding

Phil, ii, 16 : That ye may be blameless and harmters, the sease of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and punnerau nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the would.

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17 But beware of men : for 'they will deliver you up to the councils, and othey will scourge you in their synagogues;

18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.

19 “But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall

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2 See on Mat. xxiv, 9.

Acts, v. 40: When they had called the apostles, and eaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in he name of Jesus, and let them go. 2 Cor. xi. 24: Of the ews five times received I forty stripes save one.

Acts, xii. 1: Herod the king stretched forth his hands to ex certain of the church. do. xxiv. 10: Then Paul, after at the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, orasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a dge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for yself

. do. xxv. 7, 23: And when he [Paul] was come, the Jews hich came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid iny and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could t prove. And on the morrow, when Agrippa was come, and rnice

, with great pomp, and was entered into the place of aring, with the chief captains, and principal men of the y, at Festus' commandment Paul was brought forth. 2 Tim. 16: At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men sook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge. MARK, xiii. 11-13: But when they shall lead you, and iver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, ther do ye premeditate : but whatsoever shall be given you hat hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the y Ghost. Now the brother shall betray the brother to th, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against [ parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. And shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that 1 endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. LUKE, 11: And when they bring you unto the synagogues,

and magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what Eye shall answer. do. xxi. 14, 15: Settle it therefore in hearts, not to meditate before what


shall answer: For I give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries not be able to gainsay nor resist.

be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.

20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.

21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.

22 And ye shall be 'hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that sendureth to the end shall be saved.

. Exod. ir, 12: Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say. Jer. i. 7: But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child : for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoerer I command thee thou shalt speak. Acts, iv. 8, &c: Then Peter filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, de. do. vi. 10: And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he (Stephen) spake. 2Tim. iv. 17: Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

e See ver. 35, 36. Jer. ix. 4: Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders. Mic. vii. 6: The son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house, LUKE, xxi. 16: And ye shall be betrayed both by pa. rents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends ; and some of you shall they cause to put to death.

FLUKE, xxi. 17.

& Dan. xi. 12, 13: Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. But go thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days. See MAT. xxiv. 13. MARK, xiii. 13. Rev. ii. 7, 10: To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that

ye may ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

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23 But when they ‘persecute you in this city, dee ye into another : for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

24 "The disciple is not above his master, nor he servant above his lord.

25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they nave 'called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household ? Hone. Co.

18 or end or finish, d. I. • Mat. ii. 13: The angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child, and his mother, ad flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: r Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. do. iv. 12: ow when Jesus heard that John was cast into prison, he derted into Galilee. do. xü. 15: When Jesus knew it, he with2w himself from thence. Mark, i. 7: Jesus withdrew nself from his disciples. Acts, viii

. 1 : There was a great isecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and y were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judea 1 Samaria, except the apostles. do. ix. 25: Then the disciples k him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket. xiv. 6: They were aware of it, and fled unto Lystra, and rbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round ut. do.xvii

. 14: Immediately the brethren sent away Paul, so as it were to the sea. Mat. xvi. 28: Verily I say unto you, there be some standhere, which shall not taste of death till they see the Son of coming in his kingdom. See on LUKE, vi. 20. MAT. xii

. 24: The Pharisees said, this fellow doth not cast devils but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. MARK, 2: The Scribes said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince he devils casteth he out devils.

Luke, xi. 15: Some of I said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub, the chief ne devils. Joux, viii. 48, 52: Then answered the Jews, and unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and

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26 Fear them not therefore : for there is nothing covered 13 that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

28 And "fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul : but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

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m See on Luke, xii. 2.

» PRO. xxix. 25: The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe. Isa. viii. 12: Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. do. li. 7, 12: Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings. I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass. Jer.i. 8: Be not afraid of their faces; for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord. Dan. iii. 16: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered, and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. Luke, xii. 4: I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. Acts, iv. 19: Peter and John answered, and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God, to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. 1 Pet.iii

. 14: If ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled.

• Ps. ii. 11: Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling : Pro. xxiii. 17: Let not thine heart


sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long; Isa. viii. 13 : Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. do. li. 7, 8: Fear ye not the reproach of men. For the moth shall eat them


like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool : but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation. Wisd. xvi. 13, 14: Thou hast power of life and death, thou leadest to the gates of hell, and bringest up again.

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