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passion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and. I wil not send them away fasting, left they faint in the way 33. And his disciples say unto him, 'Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so grea a multitude ? 34. And Jesus faith unto them, How many loaves have ye? and they said, Seven, and a few littli fishes. 35. And he commanded the multitude to sit dowi on the ground. 36. And he a took the seven loaves, an the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave ti his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 37. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up o: the broken meat that was left, fever baskets 'full. 38. Ancthey that did eat, were four thousand men, beside womer and children. 39. And he fent away the multitude, and

took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.

CH A P. XVI.

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HE • Pharisees also with the Sadducees came and tempt.

ing, desired him that he would shew them a fign from heaven. 2. He answered and faid unto them, when it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. ? 3. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day : for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky, but can ye not discern the signs of the times? 4. d A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a figu, and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the Prophet Jonas. And he left :them, and departed. when his disciples were come to the other fide, they had e forgotten to take bread. 6.9. Then Jesus said unto them, (1) Take heed and beware of the f leaven of the Pharisees,

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f+Luk. 12. 1, -He began to + See on Mat. 12. 38. s say to his Disciples first of all, Be

+ Mat. 12. 39. An evil and a ware ye of the Leaven of the Phadulterous Generation, doc. is risees, which is Hypocrisie. here.

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, saying, It is because we have taken no bread. 8. Which when Jesus perceived, he fa d unto them, Oye of little faith, why reason ye among your felves, because ye have brought no bread ? 9. Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the 8 five loaves of the five thousand, and how mazy baskets ye took up? 10. Neither the h léven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? 11. How is it that ye do not understand that I ipake it not to you conrening bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharifées, and of the Sadducees? 12. Then understood they how that he bade them not bevare of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees, and of the Sadducees. 13. When lefus came into the coasts of Celarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do i men say, that 1, 14. And they said, 'Some say that

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they among so many ? Di Mat: 15. 34.

* + Mat. 14. 17. We have here to his Servants, This is John the bur five Loaves, and two

Fishes. t Joh. 6.9. There is a Lad here,

Baptist, he is risen from the dead,

and therefore mighty Works do which hath five barley Loaves and

shew forth themselves in him. wo small Fishes: but what are s + Luk. 9.7,8,9. Now Herod the

tetrarch heard of all that was done

by him: and he was perplexed, i * Mar. 8. 27. He asked his because it was said of fome, that Disciples, &c. as here.

John was risen from the dead; and of Heb. 2. 14. Forasmuch then 10 fome, that Elias had appeared : and as the Children are partakers of

of others, that one of the old ProFligh and Blood, he also himself like phets was risen again. And Herod wife took part of the fame.- *Luk. said, John have I beheaded: but 9.18 . He asked them, bc. as here.

who is this of whom I hear such 'Mat

14. 2. (Herod] said un- 15 things ? And he desired to see him.

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from tbe 125/ Verse, the corrupt Doctrines they taught, and the Traditia ons they pretended to deliver as from the Fathers, which not only had no Foundation in, but were contrary to the Word of God. This Caution is not inconsistent with our Lord's commanding the People to observe and de whatsoever they bid them, Mat. 23. 3. For our Lord's Meaning there is, that they should obferve them fo far, as what they taughe was agreeable to the Laws of God; but if their Instructions did 'interfere with any Du. ty required by God, then they were not to observe them. For our Lord charges them with making the Commandments of God of none effe&t by their Traditions, Mat. 15. 6. Elsewhere he calls them blind Guides

, and cautions the People not to be led by them. It is moreover obfervable, that these people placed much of their Religion in outward Obfervances

, which contributed little or nothing to the San&tification of the Soul, which we ought chiefly to have an eye to in all our religious Performances. On which account they are often styled Hypocrites.

thou art John the Baptist, some Elias, and others Jeremias, or one of the Prophets. 15. He saith unto them, But whom fay ye that I am 16. And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art - Christ the Son of the living God. 17. And Jesuş answered and said unto him, n Bleised art thou Simon Bar-jona: for • flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my ? Father which is in heaven. 18. And I say a lo unto thee, that thou art ! Peter, and upon this "rock I will build my church: and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19. And I will give unto thee the ' keys of. the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth, Thall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt Loose on earth, fhall be loosed in heaven. 20. Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Chrift. 21. From that time forth, began

Jesus

m* Joh. 6. 69. We believe and because thou hast hid these things are sure that thou art that Chrift, from the Wise and Prudent, and the son of the living God. Joh. 1: haft revealed them unto Babes to 49. Nathaniel answered and said Cor. 2. 10. God hath rencaled them unto him, Rabbi, Thou are the s unto us by his Spirit :

for the Son of God, thou art the King of Spirit searcheth all things, yea, Ifrael. Joh. 11. 27.-I(Martha) the deep things of God. beļieve that thou art the Christ the 9* Joh. 1.42. When Jesus be Son of God, which should come in, beld him, he said, Thou art Simon to the World. + Ad 3. 37. He 1o the Son of Jona: thou shalt be [the Eunuch) answered and said, called Cephas, which is by inter: I believe that Jesus Chrifß is the Son pretation a Stone. of God. + Act. 9. 20. Straight Isa. 28. 16. Thus faith the way he [Saul) preached Christ in Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion the Synagogues, that he is the 15 for a Foundation, a Stone, a tried Son of God. + 1 Joh. 4. 15. Who. Stone, a precious Corner-Stone, a foever thall confefs that Jelus is the Sure Foundation.Son of Goti, God dwellerh in him, are built upon the Foundation of the and he in God. t 1 Joh. 5. 5. Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ Who is he that overcometh the 20 himself being the chief CornerWorld, but he that believerb that Stone. I Cor. 3. 11. Other FounJesus is the Son of God.

dation can no man lay, than that is n Mat. 13. 16 Blessed are your Jaid, which is Jesus Chrif. + Rev. Eyes, for tbey see, and your Ears, 21. 14. The Wall of the City had for they hear.

25 twelve Foundations, and in them the Eph. 2.8. By Grace ye are Names of the twelve Apostles of saved, through Faith ; and that the Lamb. not of your selves; it is the Gift

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18. 18. p Mat. 15. 25. I thank thee, O 30 't See on Mat 8. 4. Father, Lord of Heayen and Earth,

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Jefus * to fhew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders, and chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the

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, Lord: this thall not be unto thee. 23. But he turntrees and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, "Satan, thou art an offence unto me:

for thou • favourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. 24. Then faid jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him «deny himself, and take up his cross, and

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delivered into the Hands of rinful bode in Galilee, Jesus said unto

Men, and be crucified, and the them, The Son of Man Ihall be third Day rise again. betrayed into the Hands of Men.

b + See 2 Sam. 19. 22. And Da. | Mat. 20. 19. Jesus going up to s vid fáid, What have I to do with

Jerusalem, took the twelve Dirci. Eples apart in the way. + Mar. 9;

you, ye Sons of Zeruiah, that ye

should this Day be Adversarios un, Ji. He taught his Disciples, and

Said unto them, The Son of Man c Rom. 8. 7. The carnal Mind el is delivered into the Hands of Men, 10 is enmity againft God : for it is fire and they shall kill him. Mar.

not subject to the Law of God, 31. He began to teach them, neither indeed can be. Jam. 3. 15.

that the Son of Man must suffer This Wisdom defcendeth not from Toast many things, and be reje&ted of the above, but is earthly, fenfual, de Sic Elders, and of the chief Priests, and 15 vilish. Scribes

, and be killed, and after Mat. 10. 38. He that taketle pipe three Days rise again.' Mar. 10, not his Crofs, and followeth after

33. Behold we go up to Jerusalem, me, is not worthy of me. h these and the Son of Man shall be deli. 8.

34.

When he had called the Peo. Za vered unto the chief Priests, and 20 ple unto him, with his Disciples

unto the Scribes; and they shall also, he said unto them, Whosoever ondemn him to Death, and fhall will come after me, let him deny

deliver him to the Gentiles. * Luk. himself, and take up his Cross and of ot 9. 22, 44. The Son of Man must follow me. + Luk. 9. 23. And he Chi juffer many things, and be rejected 25 said to them all, if any Man, &6. Come of the Elders, and chief Priests, and As here. + Luk. 14. 27. Whosoever Fun Scribes

, and be flain, and be raised doth not bear his Cross, and come the third Day. Let these sayings after me, cannot be my Disciple,

fink down into your Ears: for :: Act 14. 22. --We must through cybe the Son of Man shall be delivered 30 much Tribulation enter into the into the Hands of Men. † Luk. Kingdom of God.

.: 1 Thef. 3. 3. 18. 31. He took unto him the No Man should be moved by these Twelve, and said unto them, Be. Aflictions, for your felves know

we go up to Jerusalem, and that we are appointed thereunto. all things that are written by the 35 : 2 Tim. 3. 19. Yea, and all that Prophets concerning the Son of will live godly in Christ Jefus, thall Man

, shall be accomplished. † Luk. [uffer Perfecution. Heb. 11. 24: 24. 7. The Son of Man must be

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follow me. 25. For whosoever will e fave his life, shall lose it: and whosoever will f lose his life for my fake, ihall find it. 26. For what is a man 8 profited, if he fall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? thall a man give - in exchange for his foul ? 27. For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father, with * his Angels ; and then he fall' reward every man ac

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By Faith Mofes when he was come Glory, and all the holy Angels with to Years, refused to be called the him, then shall he sit. upon the Son of Pharaob's Daughter.

Throne of his Glory. +Jude ver. et Joh. 12. 25. See on Luk. 14. Behold, the Lord cometbe with 17 33

s ten thousands of his Saints. Rev. 11. 11. -They loved not + Job 34. 11. The Work of their Lives unto the Death. Heb. Man Thall he render unto him, and 11.35. Women received their Dead cause every man to find according raised to Life again : cthers were to his Ways. Prov. 24. 12 -He fortured, not accepting deliverance ; 10 that keepeth thy Soul, doth not he that they might obtain a better know it? and shall not he rondco Resurrection.

to every Man according to his Luk. 12. 19, 20. —Soul, thou Works? Isa. 3. 10, 11, Say ye to håst much Goods laid"up for many the Righteous, that it shall be well Years ;, take thine Ease, eat,drink, is with him : for they shall eat the

But God said un Fruit of their Doings. Wo 'unto to him, Thou Fool, this Night the Wicked, it shall be ill with thy Soul shall be required of thee : him: for the Reward of his Hands then whose shall those things be shall be given him. Jer. 17. 10. which thou hast provided. Luk 9.20 I the Lord search the Heart, I try 25. What is a Man advantaged, if the Reins, even to give every Man hé fhall gain the whole world, and according to his ways, and accordlose himself, or be cast away? ing to the Fruit of lais Doings. Jer.

n'ť Pfal. 49.7, 8. None of them 32. 19. Thine Eyes are open upon can by any means redeem his Bro- 25 all the ways of the Sons of Men, to ther, nor give to God a Ransom give every one according to his for him: for the Redemption of Ways, and according to the Fruit of their Soul is precious, and it ceaf his Doings. I Cor. 3. 8. Every eth for ever.

Man shall receive his own Reward, i of Mat. 26. 64. Hereafter shall 30 'according to his own Labour. yė fee' the Son of Man sitting on Cor, 5. 10. We must all appear che right Hand of Power, and com before the Judgment-seat of Chrift; ing in the Clouds of Heaven. that every one may receive the + Mar. 8. 38. Whosoever there.' Things done in the Body, accordfore shall be ashamed of me, and of is ing to that he hath done, whether it

35 my Words of him also shall the be good or bad. Gal. 6. 5. ESon ofman be ashamed, when he very Man shall bear his own bur. cometh in the Glory of his Father, den. Eph. 6. 8. Knowing that with the Holy Angels,

whatsoever good thing any Man k Zech. 14. 5. -The Lord my 40 doth, the same fhall he receive of God shall come, and all the Saints the Lord, whether he be Bond or with thee. + Mat. 25. 31.

When Free, Col. 3. 25. He that dosha the Son of Man Ihall come in his

Wrong,

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