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A. D. 31.
a Is. 35. 5. 66
39. Christ's testimony concerning John the
gave sight. Then Jesus answering said unto 22
have seen and heard; a how that the blind
And when the messengers of John were de- 24
licately, are in kings' courts. But what went 26
ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say
“ unto you, and much more than a prophet. b Mal. 3.1. “ For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, M". 11.
“ I send my messenger before thy face, which 10
say unto you, Among them that are born of
4 to whom
2 he that cometh. D. 3 graciously bestowed on, D, I shall not prove a stumblingblock. C.
66 d 15
Christ's testimony concerning John.
55 M". 11.“ until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth A. D. 31.
violence, and the violent take it by force. 13“ € For all the prophets and the law prophesied • Mal. 4.6. 14" until John. And if ye will receive it, this is
Elias, which was for to come. e He that a Mal. 4. 5. L. 7. “ hath ears to hear, let him hear.” And all the Rev.2.7,
11, 17, 29. 29 people that heard him, and the publicans, justi- & 3. 6, 13,
fied God, being baptized with the baptism of 22 30 John. But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected
fthe counsel of God against themselves, being 'Acts 20. not baptized of him.
And the Lord said, “Whereunto then shall “ I liken the men of this generation ? and to 32“ what are they like? they are like unto chil“ dren sitting in the marketplace, and calling
one to another, and saying, We have piped “ unto you, and ye have not danced; we have 33“ mourned to you, and ye have not wept. For “ John the Baptist came neither eating bread
nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a 34 “ devil. The Son of man is come eating and “ drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous
man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans 35 “ and sinners ! But wisdom is justified of all
“ her children.”
sung mournful songs. C.
b See Is. 14. 13. Lam. 21.
40. Christ upbraids those who had seen his mira
cles without repentance; and invites sinners
M". 11. A. D. 31. Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein
most of his mighty works were done, because
“ in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented - Jonah 3. “ long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I
But I say 22 7,8.
“ unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre
you. And thou, Capernaum, which art ex- 23
I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable
“At that time Jesus answered and said, I 25
“ ? thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and * See Ps. “ earth, because thou hast hid these things 1 Cor. 1.19,
“ from the wise and 3 prudent, and hast re27. & 2.8. “ vealed them unto babes. Even so, Father : 26 2 Cor.3.14.
“ for so it seemed good in thy sight. "All things 27
are delivered unto me of my Father: and no “ man knoweth the Son, but the Father; nei“ther knoweth any man the Father, save the
Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will re6 veal him.
“ Come unto me, all ye that labour and are 28 e 1 Pet.221. “ heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take 29 1 John 26.“ my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I * Zech.9.9.
am meek and 'lowly in heart : 8 and ye shall Phil.2.7,8. 8 Jer. 6.16. “ find rest unto your souls. "For my yoke is 30 easy, and
burden is light.” ascribe glory. D.
a 1 Cor.15. 27.
h1 John 5. 66
3 understanding. D.
41. The woman with the alabaster box of oint
ment. L. 7.
AND one of the Pharisees desired him that A. D. 31. 36
he would eat with him. And he went into the 37 Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat. And,
behold, a woman in the city, which was a sin-
the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box 38 of ointment, and stood at his feet behind him
weeping, and began to ? wash his feet with tears,
and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the 39 ointment. Now when the Pharisee which had
bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, say-
known who and what manner of woman this is 40 that toucheth him: for she is a sinner. And
Jesus answering said unto him, “Simon, I have
“ somewhat to say unto thee.” And he saith, 41 Master, say on. “ There was a certain creditor
“ which had two debtors: the one owed five 42 “ hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when
they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave “ them both. Tell me therefore, which of them 43 " will love him most?" Simon answered and
said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave
most. And he said unto him, “Thou hast rightly 44“ judged.” And he turned to the woman, and
said unto Simon, “Seest thou this woman? I
“ feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs 45“ of her head. Thou gavest me no kiss : but
“ this woman since the time I came in hath 46 not ceased to kiss my feet. My head with a Ps 23. 5.
“ oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman 47 “ hath anointed my feet with ointment. “Where-1 Tim. I. “ fore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many,
A. D. 31. “ are forgiven; ? for she loved much: but to L. 7.
“ whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.”
And they went into an house. And the mul- Mk. 3. titude cometh together again, so that they could 19, 20 not so much as eat bread. And when his friends 21 heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.
Then was brought unto him one possessed M". 12.
But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, 24
Beelzebub the prince of the devils. And Jesus 25 * Rev.2.23. a knew their thoughts, and said unto them,
Every kingdom divided against itself is brought
therefore. D. C.