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MATT. X111. 48, 49.

A. D. 31. 40-43. Whose fan is in his hand, beside them five talents more. His and he will throughly purge his floor, lord said unto him, Well done, thou and gather his wheat into the gamer; good and faithful servant: thou hast but he will burn up the chaff with been faithful over a few things, I will unquenchable fire, iii. 12.

make thee ruler over many things

enter thou into the joy of thy lord. VER. 49.

He also that had received two talents OUTWF ÉG Tai ły rõ CUITENLIQ TOű aiãvos came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst εξελεύσονται οι άγγελοι, και αφοριούσι τους | unto me two talents: behold, I have πονηρούς εκ μέσου των δικαιών:

gained two other talents beside them. So shall it be at the end of the worla: His lord said unto him, Well done a the angels shall come forth, band sever

good and faithful servant; thou hast wicked from among the just,

been faithful over a few things, I will

make thee ruler over many things : a The enemy that sowed them enter thou into the joy of thy lord. is the devil; the harvest is the end | Then he which had received the one of the world ; and the reapers talent came and said, Lord, I knew are the angels, 39. And he shall thee that thou art an hard man, reapsend his angels with a great sound ing where thou hast not'sown, and gaof a trumpet, and they shall gather thering where thou hast not strawed: together his elect from the four winds, And I was afraid, and went and hid from one end of heaven to the other, thy talent in the earth : to, there thou xxiv. 31.

hast that is thine. His lord answerAnd he saith unto him, Friend, ed and said unto him, Thou wicked how camest thou in hither not having and slothful servant, thou knewest a wedding garment? And he was that I reap where I sowed not, and speechless. Then said the King to gather where I have not strawed : the servants, Bind him hand and foot, Thou oughtest therefore to have put and take him away, and cast him into my money to the exchangers, and outer darkness; there shall be weep- then at my coming I should have reing and gnashing of teeth, For many ceived mine own with usury. Take are called, but few are chosen, Matt. therefore the talent from him, and xxii. 12–14. While the bridegroom give it unto him which hath ten tarried, they all slumbered and slept. talents. For unto every one that hath Andat midnight there was a cry made, shall be given, and he shall have Behold, the bridegroom cometh ; go abundance : but from him that hath ye out to meet him. Then all those not shall be taken away even that virgins arose, and trimmed their which he hath. And cast ye the unlamps. And the foolish said unto the profitable servant into outer darkness, wise, Give us of your oil; for our there shall be weeping and gnashing lamps are gone out. But the wise of teeth. When the Son of man shall answered, saying, Not so; lest there come in his glory, and all the holy be not enough for us and you : but go angels with him, then shall he sit ye rather to them that sell, and buy upon the throne of his glory: And for yourselves. And while they went before him shall be gathered all nato buy, the bridegroom came; and tions : and he shall separate them they that were ready went in with one from another, as a shepherd him to the marriage: and the door divideth his sheep from the goats : was shut. Afterward came also the And he shall set the sheep on his other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, right hand, but the goats on the left, open to us. But he answered and 19–33. And to you who are trousaid, Verily I say unto you, I know bled rest with us, when the Lord you not, xxv. 5—12. After a long Jesus shall be revealed from heaven time the lord of those servants cometh, with his mighty angels, In flaming and reckoneth with them. And so fire taking vengeance on them that he that had received five talents came know not God, and that obey not the and brought other five talents, say- gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ : ing, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me Who shall be punished with everlastfive talents : behold, I have gained | ing destruction from the presence of


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the Lord, and from the glory of his | των ουρανών, όμοιός έστιν ανθρώπω οικοδεpower; When he shall come to be σπότη, όστις εκβάλλει εκ του θησαυρού glorified in his saints, and to be ad. auto salvà xai mahalá. mired in all them that believe (be Then said he unto them, Therefore cause our testimony among you was

every ascribe which is binstructed unto believed) in that day, 2 Thes. i. 7

the kingdom of heaven is like unto a 10. And I saw the dead, small and

man that is an householder, which great, stand before God; and the books bringeth forth out of his treasure things were opened : and another book was

new and old. opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things

a See on clause 2. ver. 4. chap.ii. which were written in the books, ac

b And such trust have we through cording to their works. And the sea

Christ to God-ward : Not that we are gave up the dead which were in it ; sufficient of ourselves to think any and death and hell delivered up the thing as of ourselves; but our suffidead which were in them : and they ciency is of God; Who also hath made were judged every man according to

us able ministers of the new testa. their works. And death and hell ment; not of the letter, but of the were cast into the lake of fire. This spirit : for the letter killeth, but the is the second death. And whosoever spirit giveth life, 2 Cor. iii. 4–6. As was not found written in the book ye also learned of Epaphras our dear of life was cast into the lake of fire, fellowservant, who is for you a faithRev, xx. 12-15.

ful minister of Christ, Col. i. 7. Not VER. 50.

a novice, lest being lifted up with Και βαλούσιν αυτούς εις την κάμινον του pride he fall into the condemnation of πυρός: εκεί έσται ο κλαυθμός και ο βρυγμός Iong, that thou mayest know how thou

the devil, 1 Tim. iii. 6. But if I tarry των οδόντων. . And shall cast them into the a furnace of God, which is the Church of the

oughtest to behave thyself in the house of fire: there shall beb wailing and gnash- living God, the pillar and ground of ing of teeth.

the truth. And without controversy, a See on clause 8 ver. 22. ch. v,

great is the mystery of godliness : b See on clause 2. ver. 42.

God was manifest in the flesh, justiVER. 51.

fied in the Spirit, seen of angels, Λέγει αυτοίς ο Ιησούς: Συνήκατε ταύτα preached unto the Gentiles, believed

on in the world, received up into πάντα ; Λέγουσιν αυτώ Ναι, Κύριε.

glory, 15, 16. All-Scripture is given Jesus saith unto them, a Have ye by inspiration of God, and is profitunderstood all these things? They say able for doctrine, for reproof, for corunto him, Yea, Lord.

rection, for instruction in righteousa He answered and said unto them, ness : That the man of God may be Because it is given unto you to know perfect, throughly furnished unto all the mysteries of the kingdom of hea- good works, 2 Tim. iii. 16, 17. Holdven, but to them it is not given, ing fast the faithful word as he hath But without a parable

been taught, that he may be able by spake he not unto them: and when sound doctrine both to exhort and to they were alone, he expounded all convince the gainsayers, Tit. i. 9. things to his disciples, Mark iv. 34. Young men likewise exhort to be soAnd we know that the Son of God is berminded. In all things shewing come, and hath given us an under thyself a pattern of good works: in standing, that we may know him that doctrine shewing uncorruptness, grais true, and we are in him that is vity, sincerity, ii. 6, 7. true, even in his Son Jesus Christ.

© Agood man out of the good treaThis is the true God, and eternal life, things : and an evil man out of the evil

sure of the heart bringeth forth good 1 John v. 20. VER. 52.

treasure bringeth forth evil things,

Matt. xii. 35. The tongue of the just ο δε είπεν αυτοίς: Διά τούτο πώς | is as choice silver: the heart of the Γραμματεύς, μαθητευθείς εις την βασιλείαν ( wicked is little worth. The lips of the

ver. 11.

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righteous feed many: but fools die with grace in your hearts to the Lord, for want of wisdom, Prov. x. 20, 21. Col. iii. 16. The fruit of the righteous is a tree of d A new commandment I give life ; and he that winneth souls is unto you, That ye love one anwise, xi. 30. He that handleth a mat. other; as I have loved you, that ye ter wisely shall find good : and whoso also love one another, John xiii. 34. trusieth in the Lord, happy is he. Brethren, I write no new commandThe wise in heart shall be called pru- ment unto you, but an old commanddent: and the sweetness of the lips ment which ye had from the beginincreaseth learning. Understanding ning. The old commandment is the is a wellspring of life unto him that word whịch ye have heard from the hath it: but the instruction of fools is beginning. Again, a new commandfolly. The heart of the wise teacheth ment I write unto you, which thing his mouth, and addeth learning to his is true in him and in you : because lips. Pleasant words are as an honey- the darkness is past, and the true comb, sweet to the soul, and health to light now shineth, 1 John ii. 7, 8. the bones, xvi. 20--24. Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the

VER. 53. wise, and apply thine heart unto my Και εγένετο, ότε ετέλεσεν ο Ιησούς τας knowledge. For it is a pleasant thing tagabonas Tautas, petiipev insībsy. if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips, xxii. had finished these parables, he departed

And it came to pass, that when Jesus 17, 18. And moreover, because the

thence. preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good

VER. 54, heed, and sought out, and set in or Και ελθών εις την πατρίδα αυτού, εδίder many proverbs. The preacher | δασκεν αυτούς εν τη συναγωγή αυτών: sought to find out acceptable words: ώστε εκπλήττεσθαι αυτούς, και λέγειν· πόand that which was written μας up- θεν τούτω ή σοφία αύτη, και αι δυνάμεις ; right, even words of truth. The words

And a when he was come into his own of the wise are as goads, and as nails country, b he taught them in their synafastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd, nished, and said, Whence hath this man

gogue, insomuch that cthey were astoEccles. xii. 9—11. For we preach this wisdom, and these mighty works? not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for

a And he came and dwelt in a city Jesus's sake. For God, who com

called Nazareth : that it might be manded the light to shine out of dark- fulfilled which was spoken by the proDess, hath shined in our hearts, to phets, He shall be called a Nazarene, give the light of the knowledge of the Matt. ii. 23. And he went out from glory of God in the face of Jesus thence, and came into his own counChrist. But we have this treasure in try; and his disciples follow him. earthen vessels, that the excellency of And when the sabbath day was come, the power may be of God, and not he began to teach in the synagogue : of us, 2 Cor. iv. 5–7. As sorrowful, and many hearing him were astonishyet always rejoicing; as poor, yet ed, saying, From whence hath this making many rich; as having nothing, rnan these things ? and what wisdom and yet possessing all things, vi. 10. is this which is given unto him, that Whereby, when ye read, ye may un

even such mighty works are wrought derstand my knowledge in the mys- by his hands? Mark vi. 1, 2. And he tery of Christ. Unto me, who am less came to Nazareth, where he had been than the least of all saints, is this brought up: and, as his custom was, grace given, that I should preach he went into the synagogue on the among the Gentiles the unsearchable sabbath day, and stood up for to read, riches of Christ, Eph. iii. 4. 8. Let | Luke iv. 16. the word of Christ dwell in you richly

b I will declare thy name unto my in all wisdom; teaching and admo- brethren: in the midst of the congrenishing one another in psalms and gation will I praise thee, Psal. xxii. hymns and spiritual songs, singing | 22. I have preached righteousness in

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A.D, 31. the great congregation: lo, I have Luke iü. 23. And all bare him witnot refrained my lips, O LORD, thou ness, and wondered at the gracious knowest. I have not hid thy righ- words which proceeded out of his teousness within my heart; I have de- mouth. And they said, Is not this clared thy faithfulness and thy salva- Joseph's son? iv. 22. Philip findeth tion : I have not concealed thy lov- | Nathanael, and saith unto him, We ingkindness and thy truth from the have found him, of whom Moses in great congregation, xl. 9, 10.

the law, and the prophets, did write, cAnd the Jews marvelled, saying, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. How knoweth this man letters, having And Nathanael said unto him, Can never learned ? Jesus answered them, there any good thing come out of Naand said, My doctrine is not mine, zareth? Philip saith unto him, Come but his that sent me, John vii. 15, 16. and see, John i. 45, 46.

And they Now when they saw the boldness of said, Is not this Jesus, the son of JoPeter and John, and perceived that seph, whose father and mother we they were unlearned and ignorant know? how is it then that he saith, men, they marvelled ; and they took I came down from heaven? vi. 42. knowledge of them, that they had been Others said, This is the Christ. But with Jesus, Acts iv. 13.

some said, Shall Christ come out of VER. 55.

Galilee? Hath not the Scripture said, Oix outbe ésti TÉXTOVOS viós; David, and out of the town of Beth

That Christ cometh of the seed of ουχί ή μήτηρ αυτού λέγεται Μαριάμ, of adea poi aútoữ láxwbos, xal 'Iwowe, xai lehem, where David was? vii. 41, 42. Σίμων, και Ιούδας,

We know that God spake unto Moses : Is not this a the carpenter's son? bis whence he is, ix. 29.

as for this fellow, we know not from not his mother called Mary? and his b Now the birth of Jesus Christ was brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon,

on this wise: When as his mother and Judas ?

Mary was espoused to Joseph, before a But I am a worm, and no man; they came together, she was found a reproach of men, and despised of with child of the Holy Ghost. Then the people, Psal. xxii. 6. Thus saith Joseph her husband, being a just man, the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, and not willing to make her a public and his Holy One, to him whom man example, was minded to put her away despiseth, to him whom the nation privily. But while he thought on abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, these things, behold, the angel of the Kings shall see and arise, princes also Lord appeared unto him in a dream, shall worship, because of the LORD saying, Joseph, thou son of David, that is faithful, and the Holy One of fear not to take unto thee Mary thy Israel, and he shall choose thee, Isa. wife ; for that which is conceived in xlix.7. For he shall grow up before her is of the Holy Ghost, Matt. i. him as a tender plant, and as a root 18–20. out of a dry ground : he hath no form

VER. 56. nor comeliness; and when we shall

Και αι αδελφαί αυτού ουχί πάσαι προς see him, there is no beauty that we mpeãselor; way oŰv TOÚTO TRŪTA Tárta ; should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, I us? Whence then hath this man all

And his sisters, are they not all with and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he

these things? was despised, and we esteemed him

VER. 57. not, liji. 2, 3. Is not this the carpen Και εσκανδαλίζοντο εν αυτώ ο δε Ιηter, the son of Mary, the brother of tõs el tev avtors Oix toti #poshinç atiJames, and Joses, and of Juda, and mos, el pes év matçidi aito, nai év ta Simon and are not his sisters here oixlą aštu. with us? And they were offended at And a they were offended in him. him, Mark vi. 3. And Jesus himself But Jesus said unto them, "A prophet is began to be about thirty years of age, not without honour, save in his own being (as was supposed) the son of country, and in his own house. Joseph, which was the son of Heli, a See on clause 2. ver. 6. ch. xi.

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b And he said, Verily I say unto not your hearts, as in the provocation. you, No prophet is accepted in his For some, when they had heard, did own country, Luke iv. 24. For Jesus provoke: howbeit not all that came himself testified, that a prophet hath out of Egypt by Moses. But with no honour in his own country, John whom was he grieved forty years? iv. 44. For Moses truly said unto the was it not with them that had sinfathers, A prophet shall the Lord ned, whose carcases fell in the wil. your God raise up unto you of your demess? And to whom sware he that brethren, like unto me; him shall ye they should not enter into his rest, hear in all things whatsoever he shall but to them that believed not? So we say unto you. And it shall come to see that they could not enter in bepass, that every soul, which will not cause of unbelief, Heb. üi. 12–19. hear that prophet, shall be destroyed Seeing therefore it remaineth that from among the people, Acts üii.22,23. some must enter therein, and they to VER. 58.

whom it was first preached entered Kai oux Fantay sxei duyé pels Torràs, not in because of unbelief: (Again, δια την απιστίας αυτών.

he limiteth a certain day, saying in And a he did not many mighty works David, To-day, after so long a time; there because of their unbelief.

as it is said, To-day, if ye will hear

his voice, harden not your hearts. a And he could there do no mighty For if Jesus had given them rest, work, save that he laid his hands then would be not afterward have upon a few sick folk, and healed them. spoken of another day. There reAnd he marvelled because of their maineth therefore a rest to the people unbelief. And he went round about of God. For he that is entered into the villages, teaching, Mark vi. 5, 6. his rest, he also hath ceased from his But I tell you of a truth, many wi own works, as God did from his.) dows were in Israel in the days of Let us labour therefore to enter into Elias, when the heaveu was shut up that rest, lest any man fall after the three years and six months, when

same example of unbelief, iv. 6—11. great famine was throughout all the land; But unto none of them was CHAP. XIV.-VER. 1. Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a

'Εν εκείνων τω καιρώ ήκουσεν Ηρώδης και widow. And many lepers were in Tetgásxns many exony tow'Incaở. Israel in the time of Eliseus the pro At that time a Herod the btetrarch phet; and none of them was cleans, heard of the fame of Jesus, ed, saving Naaman the Syrian. And all they in the synagogue, when they a And king Herod heard of him ; heard these things, were filled with (for his name was spread abroad:) wrath, And rose up, and thrust him and he said, That John the Baptist out of the city, and led him unto the was risen from the dead, and therebrow of the hill whereon their city fore mighty works do shew forth was built, that they might cast him themselves in bim. Others' said, That down headlong, Luke iv. 25—29. it is Elias. And others said that it is Well; because of unbelief they were a prophet, or as one of the prophets. broken off, and thou standest by faith. But when Herod heard thereof, he Be not highminded, but fear, Rom. said, It is John whom I beheaded : xi. 20. Take heed, brethren, lest he is risen from the dead, Mark vi. there be in any of you an evil heart of 14–16. And he charged them, sayunbelief, in departing from the living ing, Take heed, beware of the leaven God. But exhort one another daily, of the Pharisees, and of the leaven while it is called To-day; lest any of of Herod, viii. 15. Now Herod the you be hardened through the deceit- tetrarch heard of all that was done fulness of sin. For we are made par- by him: and he was perplexed, betakers of Christ, if we hold the be- cause that it was said of some, that ginning of our confidence steadfast John was risen from the dead; And unto the end ; While it is said, To- of some, that Elias had appeared ; day if ye will hear his voice, harden and of others, that one of the old

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