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2 Therefore said he unto them, The Charvest head truly is great, but the “labourers are few : ‘pray

ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he
would send forth labourers into his harvest.
3 Go your ways: behold, I 'send


among wolves.

4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes : to and "salute no man by the way.

'seventy-two. Rh. Wh. ciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out. MARK, vi, 7; And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits.

b Num. xi. 16: And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them.

Mat. ix. 37, 38. The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. John, iy.35: Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold, I


up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.

d 1 Cor. iii.9: For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building. 1 Tim. v. 17: Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

2 Thes. iii. 1: Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as

MAT. X. 16: Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 8 See on Mat. x. 9, 10.

GEN. xxiv. 33, 56: And there was set meat before him to eat, but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said unto them, Hinder me not. 2 Kings, iv. 29: If thou meet any man, salute him not; and if any answer him not again. Pro. iv. 25: Let thine eyes on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

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5 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, "Peace be to this house.

6 And if the 'Son of peace be there, your peace shall "rest upon it :3 if not, it shall turn to you again.

7 And in the same house remain, "eating and drinking such things as they give: for the olabourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from "house to house.

8 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:

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i Mat. x. 11: Into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till

ye go

thence. KI SAM, xxv. 6: Peace be both to thee, and


be to thine house, and peace be unto all that thou hast. MAT.x. 12: And when ye come into an house, salute it.

" Isa. ix. 6: The Prince of peace. See on MAT. x. 40.

m James, iii. 18: And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. n 1 Cor. x. 27: If


of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience' sake.

• 1 Cor. ix. 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14: Have we not power to eat and to drink? Have we not power to forbear working? Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things? Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar? Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach gospel should live of the gospel. 1 Tim.' v. 18: The Scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn: and, The labourer is worthy of his reward.

P 1 Tim. v. 13: And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

9 LUKE, ix. 2: And he sent them to preach the kingdom God, and to heal the sick.

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10 But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets


say, 11 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.

12 But I say unto you, that "it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.

13 'Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida ! "for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.

14 But it shall be "more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you. 5 to our feet. Wh, mark this. : Ma. ? easier. Wi. Co. Ma. Cr.

* Ver. 11, Mat. iii. 2, and iv, 17 : Repent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. do. x. 7: And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

MAT. X. 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,' MARK, vi. 11: And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily say

you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city,

* Mat. xi. 21 : Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in

you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

u Ezek. iii. 6: Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.

LUKE, xii. 47: That servant which knew his Lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.. JAMES, iv. 17: To him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin,,

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15 "And thou, Capernaum, which art 'exalted to heaven, 'shalt be thrust down to hell.

16 He that 'heareth you heareth me; and "MAT. xi. 23: And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

* Gen, xi. 4: And they said, Go to, let us build a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven. Deut. 1. 28: Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, The people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great, and walled up to heaven. Isa. xiv. 13--15: For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north : I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. Jer. li. 53: Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from me shall spoilers come unto her, saith the LORD. Amos, ix. 2, 3: Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down: And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them.

Ezek. xxvi. 20, 21: When I shall bring thee down with them that deseend into the pit, with the people of old time, and shall set thee in the low parts of the earth, in places desolate of old, with them that go down to the pit, that thou be not inhabited; and I shall set glory in the land of the living; I will make thee a terror, and thou shalt be no more ; though thou be sought for, yet shalt thou never be found again, saith the LORD God. do. xxxi. 18: To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees

of Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth : thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the LORD God. do. xxxii. 18: Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations, unto the nether parts of the earth, with them that go down into the pit.

2 Mark, ix. 37: Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me; and whosoever shall receive

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*he that despiseth you despiseth me; and 'he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.

17 And “the 'seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

18 And he said unto them, 'I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

19 Behold, "I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me. See on MAT.


X. 40.

* 1 Sam. viii. 7: They have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them. 1 Thes. iv. 8: He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.

b John, v. 23: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father that hath sent him.

e Ver. 1.
d See on John, xii. 31.

MARK, xvi. 18: They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them. Acts,xxviii. 5: He shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm. Rom. xvi. 20: The God of peace shall bruise Satan under your

feet shortly.

EXOD. xxxii. 32, 33: If thou wilt forgive their sin; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written. And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book. Ps. lxix. 28: Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous. Isa. iv.3: Every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem. Dan. xii. 1: At that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. Phil. iv. 3: My fellow-labourers, whose names are in the book of life. Heb. xii. 23: To the general assembly and church of the first-born, which are written in heaven. Rev. iii.5: He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out

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