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WHICH CHRIST SPAKE.
hold, two men stood by them in white angels unawares.--Heb. xii.2. Gen. apparel, which also said, &c.—Acts iii. 1, &c. xix. I, &c. i. 10, 11.
Which things the angels desired to The angel of the Lord by night look into.—1 Pet. i. 12. opened the prison doors, and brought If God spared not the angels that them forth.-Acts v. 19.
sinned, but cast them down to hell, This Moses, whom, &c. the same and delivered them into chains of did God send to be a ruler and deli- darkness, to be reserved unto judgverer, by the hands of the angel, &c. ment, &c. whereas angels which are which spake to him in Mount Sinai, greater in power and might, bring &c. Who have received the law by not railing accusation, &c.—2 Pet. ii. the disposition of angels, and have 4. 11. not kept it.-Acts vii, 35.38. 53. The revelation of Jesus Christ, &c.
And the angel of the Lord spake he sent and signified it by his angel unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go unto his servant John.-Rev. i. 1. toward the south, &c. Acts viii. The angels sealing of the servants 26, 27.
of God. The angels sounding, &c.An angel of God appeared to Cor- Rev. vii-x. nelius-Acts x. 3. 7. 22. The angel of the Lord came upon
CHAP. XL. Peter in the prison, and led him out, &c. Then said they, It is his angel,
OF THE PARABLES AND SIMILITUDES &c. The angel of the Lord smote Herod.-Acts xii. 7-9.11. 15. 33. CARIST likened those who did hear
The Sadducees say that there is no his word, and do it, to a wise man, resurrection, neither angel nor spirit. who built his house upon a rock, &c. -Acts xxiii. 8, 9.
and those who heard, and did not do There stood by me this night the it, unto a foolish man, which built angel of God, whose I am, and whom his house on the sand, &c.—Matt. I serve; saying, Fear not, Paul, &c. vii. 24–29. Luke vi. 47, &c. -Acts xxvii. 23.
The similitude of the unclean spiKnow ye not, that we shall judge rit entering after a cleansing and angels ?-1 Cor. vi. 3.
garnishing.--Matt. xii. 43–45. For this cause ought a woman to The parable of the sower and the have power on her head, because of seed. Of the tares sowed among the the angels.--1 Cor. xi. 10.
good seed. Of the mustard-seed. Of When the Lord Jesus shall be re- the leaven hid in the meal. Of the vealed from heaven with his mighty hidden treasure. Of the precious pearl. angels.-2 Thess. i. 7.
Of the net cast into the
gaI charge thee before God, and the thering all kinds.—Matt. xiii. 18. 24. Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect an- 31. 33. 44, 45. Mark iv. Luke viii. gels.- 1 Tim. v. 21.
5. xiii. 18. of the angels, he saith, Who Tlie kingdom of heaven is like unto maketh his angels spirits, &c. Are a man that is an householder, who they not all ministering spirits, sent sent labourers into his vineyard at forth to minister for them who shall several hours, and paid them all alike. be heirs of salvation? - - Heb. i. - Matt. xx. 1–17. 7. 14.
A certain man had two sons : be Ye are come unto mount Sion, &c. came to the first, and said, Son, go and to an innumerable company of work to day in my vineyard: he, &c. angels.--Heb. xii. 22.
said, I will not; but afterward he Be not forgetful to entertain strang- repented, and went: and he came to ers, for thereby some have entertained the second, and said likewise; and
he, &c. said, I go, Sir; and went . The similitude of one asking bread not: whether of them twain did the to entertain a friend, and obtaining will of his father? &c. The parable by importunity, though not for love, of the man who planted a vineyard, &c. When the strong man armed and hedged it, expecting fruit, but the keepeth his palace, his goods are in husbandmen beat the servants, and peace: but when a stronger than he killed some: and at last his son, &c. shall come upon him, &c.—Luke xi.
- Matt. xxi. 28–31. 33-40. Luke 5-8. 21, 22. xx. 9.
The rich man said, I have no room, The parable of the marriage of the &c. I will pull down my barns and king's son: those who were bidden, build greater, &c. Take thine ease, made light of it, and went to their &c. but God said unto him, Thou farms, &c. The king sent his servants fool, this night thy soul shall be reinto the highways, and bid, &c. The quired of thee, &c.—Luke xii. 16-21. man without a wedding garment.- The parable of the fig tree planted Matt. xxii. 1-14. Luke xiv. 16, &c. in the vineyard, which brought no
The parable of the ten virgins. Of fruit, &c. Cut it down, &c. Let it the talents delivered unto the ser- alone this year also, &c.—Luke xiii. vants to be improved.--Matt. xxv. 6—9. 1-30. Luke xix. 12.
Who goeth about to build a tower, Can the children of the bridecham- and considereth not what it will cost? ber fast while the bridegroom is with or, what king goeth out to war; and them ? &c. No man also seweth a considereth not? &c.- -Luke xiv. piece of new cloth on an old garment, 28–32. &c. No man putteth new wine into The parable of the lost sheep. Of old bottles.—Mark ii. 19-22. Luke the lost piece of silver. Of the proy. 34-39.
digal son.—Luke xv. 3. 8. 11, &c. Why beholdest thou the mote that The parable of the unjust steward. is in thy brother's eye ? &c. A corrupt of the rich glutton, and poor Lazatree bringeth not forth good fruit, &c. rus.—Luke xvi. 1, &c. -Luke vi. 41–44.
The parable of the importunate A certain creditor, which had two widow, with the unjust judge. Of debtors: the one owed five hundred the Pharisee and the Publican going pence, the other fifty: and when they into the temple to pray.—Luke xviii. had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave 1, 2. 9, &c. them both: tell me therefore which Christ, by the similitude of a man's of them will love him most? &c. He being born again, sets out the new to whom he forgave most, &c. Her creation in the soul.—John iii. 3-8. sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much: but to whom little
CHAP. XLI. is forgiven, &c.—Luke vii. 41-47. No man when he hath lighted a
OF THE MIRACLES AND WONDERFUL candle covereth it with a vessel, or
DONE' BY putteth it under a bed; but setteth it CHRIST AND HIS APOSTLES, on a candlestick, that they which enter He healed all their diseases, and such in may see the light.—Luke viii. 16. as were possessed with devils.
The similitude of the man going to Matt. iv. 24. Jericho, who fell among thieves, and : Christ cureth the leprous man : was wounded: the priest and the Le- healeth the centurion's servant of vite pass by, but helped not: the the palsy. Peter's mother-in-law of Samaritan had compassion, and took a fever. Stilleth the tempest on the care of him: this was his neighbour. sea. Driveth out the devils out of -Luke x. 30-37.
the two men possessed amongst the
Gergezenes.-Matt. viii. 2, 3. 13-16. bowed together, and could not stand 26, &c. Mark v. 2. Luke iv. 33. up.-Luke xiii. 11-13. 39. v. 12, 13. viii. 1, 2.
He cured a man of leprosy.—Luke He cureth the sick of the palsy, xiv. 2–4. whom they brought on a bed to him. He healed ten lepers.—Luke xvii. The woman who had the bloody issue, 12—16. cured by touching his garment. He He restored sight to another blind raiseth from the dead Jairus's dạngh- man.-Luke-xviii. 41-43. ter: giveth sight to two blind men: He cured the high priest's servant's healeth a dumb man possessed with ear.---Luke xxii. 51. a devil.—Matt. ix. 2. 6, 7. 20. 25. He turned water into wine at the 28. 32. Mark ii. 3, 4. Luke viii. 44. marriage feast in Cana. - John ii. Mark ix. 20.
7-9. He restoreth the withered hand. He healed the nobleman's son by Matt. xii. 10. 13.
his word; which the nobleman beThe five loaves and the two fishes, lieved, and found that his child mendwherewith he fed five thousand. He ed the same hour in which Christ walked on the sea.-Matt. xiv. 15, spake.--John iv. 47–53. 16. 25. Luke ix. 12. John vi. 5, 6. He cured the man who had an in
He cured the daughter of the wo- firmity thirty-eight years, and had man of Canaan, who was vexed with waited long at the pool, and could a devil: he cured multitudes. With not get in.-John v. 5—9. seven loaves, and a few little fishes, He restored sight to the man who he fed four thousand men, besides was born blind: he anointed his eyes women and children.—Matt. xv. 22. with clay made of the spittle, and bid 30, 31, 33, 34.
him wash, &c. John ix. 1-7. He cured the lunatic.-Matt. xvii. He raised Lazarus after he had 15, 16.
been dead four days.-John xi. 39. He cured two other blind men. 43, 44. Matt. xx. 30, &c.
He caused Peter and the other disHe said unto the fig tree, Let no ciples to cast their net into the sea; fruit grow on thee henceforward for and they took a miraculous number ever; and presently the fig tree wi- of fishes.-John xxi. 6—8. thered away.—Matt. xxi. 19.
Many wonders and signs were done The graves were opened, and many by the apostles.-Acts ii. 43. xiv. 3. bodies of saints, which slept, arose, Peter raised up the lame man, and went into the holy city.—Matt. whom they laid daily at the temple xxvii. 52-54.
gate.-Acts iii. 2. 6, 7. He cast out the unclean spirit. -- Ananias and Sapphira, at the apoMark i. 23, &c.
stle's word, fell down dead, &c. And He cured the blind man with spit- by the hand of the apostles were tle.-Mark viii. 22, 23.
many signs and wonders wrought The miraculous number of fish taken among the people, &c. insomuch that by Peter and hisсompany, when Christ they brought sick folks, and them had commanded them to take their which were vexed with unclean spinet and cast it into the sea.-Luke rits; and they were healed every one.
-Acts v. 9, 10. 12. 15, 16. He healed the Centurion's servant: Philip did many miracles; cast out raised the widow's only son from the unclean spirits, healed palsies, and dead, when they were carrying him the lame.-Acts viïi. 6,7. to be buried. --Luke vii. 2, &c. Peter healed Æneas of the palsy,
He made the woman straight, who and raised Dorcas from the dead. had, by reason of an infirmity, been Acts ix. 34. 40, 41.
Paul cured the cripple at Lystra, ns, like all the nations: and though who had been lame from his mother's God was displeased at it, and said womb.-Acts xiv. 8-10.
that, They had not rejected Samuel, · Panl casteth the spirit of divina- but God himself, that he should not tion out of the damsel.-Acts xvi. reign over them; yet he bids Samuel 16-18.
hearken unto them, and make them God wrought special miracles by a king.—1 Sam. viii. 5. 7. 22. the hands of Paul; so that from his Samuel, before Saul came, was told body were brought unto the sick, by the Lord of his coming; and that handkerchiefs, or aprons; and the he should be the man whom he should diseases departed from them, and the anoint, king. Samuel anoints him evil spirits went out of them.-Acts king accordingly.- 1 Sam. ix. xix. 11, 12.
According to this, afterward, all Paul raised Eutychus from the dead, the people went to Gilgal: and there when he had fallen down from the they made Saul king before the Lord. window.-Acts xx. 9, 10.
-1 Sam. xi. 15. Paul healed the father of Publius Samuel said to Saul, when thou of his fever and bloody flux, and wast little in thine own sight, wast others.-Acts xxviii. 8, 9.
thou not made head of the tribes of So great salvation, which at the Israel, and the Lord anointed thee first began to be spoken by the Lord, king over Israel ? &c. Because thou and was confirmed unto us by them hast rejected the word of the Lord, that heard him; God also bearing he hath also rejected thee from being them witness, both with signs and king.-1 Sam. xv. 17. 23. wonders, and with divers miracles, Samuel, by God's special direction, &c.—Heb. ii. 3, 4.
anointed David the son of Jesse to Mighty signs and wonders, by the be king, although Saul was yet livpower of the Spirit of God.-Rom. ing: and the Spirit of the Lord dexv. 19.
parted from Saul, and came upon
David.—1 Sam, xvi. 1. 12–14.
And after Saul's death, the men of
Judah came to Hebron, and there OF THE KINGS OF ISRAEL AND JUDAH: they anointed David king over the THEIR APPOINTMENT AND ESTAB- house of Judah: but Abner made
Ishbosheth, the son of Saul, king Gideon judged Israel; he had seventy over all Israel.—2 Sam. ii. 4. 8, 9. sons. Abimelech, one of the sons of After the death of Ishbosheth Gideon by his concubine, by subtilty (being slain), came all the tribes of with the men of Shechem, that it was Israel to David unto Hebron, &c. better one should reign, than all the And all the elders of Israel came to seventy sons, procures money, hires the king to Hebron; and king David vain and light persons, and kills all made a league with them; and they his 'brethren, except Jotham, the anointed David king over Israel. youngest, who hid himself. Abime- 2 Sam. v. 1-3. lech, by the men of Shechem, and Adonijah, David's son, being about the house of Millo, made king. After to set up bimself, David sets up Soa few years, he was slain by a piece lomon.–1 Kings i. 5, &c. of mill-stone, which a woman threw The Lord said unto Solomon, &c. down
upon him: after whom judges Thou hast not kept my covenant, &c. governed a long time, till Samuel. I will surely rend the kingdom from Judges ix.
thee, and will give it to thy servant, Israel, by the elders, came to Sam- &c. Alijah the prophet told Jerouel, and said, Make us a king to judge boam, That God would give ten tribes
to him, and take the kingdom out of in his stead over Israel. But when the hands of Solomon's son: Solo- Israel, being in the camp, beard of mon died: Rehoboam his son reigned it, they made Omri, the captain of in his stead.—1 Kings xi. 11, 12. the host, king over Israel that day 29–31. 35–37. 43.
in the camp. Zimri was burut. Then All Israel came to Shechem to make half of the people followed Tibni to Rehoboam king; the people propos- make him king; and half followed ing ease, and Rehoboam refusing to Omri. Tibni died, and Omri pregrant it (the cause being from the vailed and reigned: he died, and Lord, that he might perform what he Ahab his son reigned in his stead.had said), ten tribes fell off from him. 1 Kings xvi. 1-3. 6. 9, 10. 16. 18. And when all Israel heard that Je- 21, 22. 28. roboam was come again, they sent God appointed Elijah to anoint and called him unto the congregation, Jehu the son of Nimshi to be king and made him king over all Israel. over Israel (Ahab being alive). When Rehoboam intended by force 1 Kings xix. 16. to reduce them, God forbad it, and Ahab the king of Israel was slain said, This thing is from me. Only in the battle, and Ahaziah his son Judah remained subject to Reho- reigned in his stead over Israel. boam. - 1 Kings xii, 1–4. 13—17. Jehoshaphat king of Judah died, and 20-24.
Jehoram his son reigned in his stead Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the over Judah.—1 Kings xxii. 34, 35. Lord God of Israel, Forasmuch as I 40. 50. exalted thee from among the people, Ahaziah the king of Israel died, and made thee prince over my people and Jehoram reigned in his stead Israel, and rent the kingdom away over Israel, because he had no son.from the house of David, and gave it 2 Kings i. 17. to thee, &c. Jeroboam slept with Joram, otherwise Jehoram, the his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned king of Judah, slept with his fathers, in his stead over Israel. Rehoboam and Ahaziah his son reigned in his slept with his fathers, and Abijam stead over Judah.-2 Kings viii. 24, 25. his son reigned in his stead over Elisha sent one of the children of Judah.-1 Kings xiv. 7, 8. 20. 31. the prophets to Jehu, the captain of
Abijam died, and Asa his son reigned the host of Israel, to anoint him king in his stead over Judah. Asa died, over Israel, Jehoram the king being and Jehoshaphat his son reigned in yet living in Jezreel, and wounded. his stead over Judah. Baasha con- When the young man anointed him, spired against Nadab king of Israel, he said, Thus saith the Lord God of and smote him and reigned in his Israel, I have anointed thee king stead over Israel. - 1 Kings xv. 8. over the people of the Lord, even 24. 27, 28.
over Israel: and thou shalt smite the The word of the Lord came to Jehu house of Ahab thy master, that I the son of Hananiah against Baasha, may avenge the blood, &c. Then saying, Forasmuch as I exalted thee the army proclaimed him king : and out of the dust, and made thee prince Jehu killed Jehoram king of Israel, over my people Israel, and thou hast &c. and also Ahaziah the king of walked in the way of Jeroboam : be- Judah was slain by Jehu.—2 Kings hold, I will take away the posterity ix. 1–7. 13, 14. 24. 27. of Baasha, &c. Baasha slept with And the Lord said unto Jehu, Behis fathers. Elah his son reigned in cause thou hast done well in executhis stead. Zimri, one of Elah's ser. ing that which was right in mine, vants, conspired against him, and eyes : and hast done unto the house sinote him, and killed him, and reigned of Ahab according to all that was in