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since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, 9 than one tittle of the law to fail.10
8 But. Ham. operish. Co. 10 fall. Co. Rh. 12, 13: From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. Luke, vii. 29: And all the people that heard him, and the Publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
m Joshua, xxiii. 14: Ye know in all your hearts, and all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you. Ps. cii. 25–27: Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed. But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end. ISA. xxxiv. 4: All the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll. do. xl. 8: The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; but the word of our God shall stand for ever. do. li. 6: Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner; but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished. Mat. v. 18 : Verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. MARK, xiii. 31: Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. LUKE, xxi. 32: Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Heb.i. 10,11: The heavens · are the works of thine hands. They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old, as doth a garment. 1 Pet. i. 25: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the Gospel is preached unto you. 2 Pet. iii. 7, 10, 11: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. . Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons
18 "Whosoever putteth away!! his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.
19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple, and fine linen, and fared sump tuously every day:
20 And there was a certain beggar 12 named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
21 And desiring to be fed 13 with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into °Abraham's bosom: the Prich man also died, and was buried;
23 And in 'hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and 'cool my tongue; for I am 'tormented in this flame. il forsaketh. Ma. a poor man. Co.
13 refreshed. Ma. Cr. Ud. Bi.
ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness ? Rev. xx. 11: From whose face the earth and the heaven fled
away. do. xxi. 1: I saw a new heaven and a new earth.
n See on Mat. v. 32.
shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
P PRO. xiv. 32: The wicked is driven away in his wickedness : but the righteous hath hope in his death.
9 Rev. xiv. 10: Shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.
"Zec. xiv. 12: Their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
s Isa. lxvi. 24: Their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched. Mark, ix. 44, &c: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
4 And if he trespasso against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; 'thou shalt forgive him.
5 And the Apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.
6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
7 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat ?
8 And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and 'serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?
9 Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him ? I trow not.
10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are "unprofitable servants : we have done that which was our duty to do.
him; let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
d Mat. vi. 12, 14: And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. Col. iii. 13: Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
e See on Mat. xvii. 20.
* LUKE, xii. 37: Blessed are those servants whom the Lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them,
* Job, xxii. 3: Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou
11 And it came to pass, "as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood 'afar off :
13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, "Go show yourselves unto the Priests. And it art righteous ? or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect? ao. xxxv. 7:
If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand ? Ps. xvi. 2, 3: My goodness extendeth not to thee; But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight. Isa.lxiv. 6: But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. Mat. xxv. 30: Cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Rom. iii. 12: They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. do. xi. 35: Who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? 1 Cor. ix. 16, 17: For though I preach the Gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the Gospel! For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the Gospel is committed unto me. Páile. 11: Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me.
LUKE, ix. 51, 52: And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, and sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. John, iv. 4: And he must needs go through Samaria.
Lev. xii. 46: He [the leper] is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his habitation be.
Lev. xiii. 2: When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, a scab, or bright spot, and it be in the skin of his flesh like the plague of leprosy; then he shall be brought unto Aaron the priest, or unto one of his sons the priests. do. xiv. 2: This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: He shall be brought unto the priest. Mat. viii. 4: Go
eame to pass, that, 'as they went, they were cleansed.
15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks : and he was a n Samaritan.
17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? bat where are the nine ?
18 There are "not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: othy faith hath made thee whole.
20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation :4
4 with outward show. A.V.
thy way, show thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them. Luke,v. 14: And he charged him to tell no man': but go, and show thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
12 KINGS, V. 14: Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
m John, iv. 39-42: And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did. So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days. And many more believed because of his own word; and said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying; for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.
n Ps. evi. 13: They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel.
• MAT. ix. 22, MARK, v. 34, do. x. 52, LUKE, vii. 50, do. vin. 48: The same words. do. xviii. 42: Receive thy sight, thy faith hath saved thee.