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a And I set my face unto the Lord | årò tive hapelávouri téan, i xavov; áno God, to seek by prayer and supplica- των υιών αυτών, και από των αλλοτρίων και tions, with fasting, and sackcloth, and

He saith, Yes. a And when he was come ashes, Dan. ix. 3. As they minis- into the house, Jesus prevented him, saytered to the Lord, and fasted, the Ho- ing, What thinkest thou, Simon ? of whom ly Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas do the kings of the earth take custom or and Saul for the work whereunto I tribute? of their own children, or of have called them. And when they

strangers ? had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them

a He saith unto them, Whose is

away, Acts xiii. 2, 3. And when they had this image and superscription? They ordained them elders in every church, say unto him, Cæsar's. Then saith and had prayed with fasting, they he unto them, Render therefore unto commended them to the Lord, on

Cæsar the things which are Cæsar's; whom they believed, xiv. 23. De- and unto God the things that are God's, fraud ye not one the other, except it Matt. xxii. 20, 21. For for this cause be with consent for a time, that ye pay ye tribute also: for they are God's may give yourselves to fasting and ministers, attending continually upon prayer; and come together again, this very thing. Render therefore to that Satan tempt you not for your in all their dues : tribute to whom tribute continency, 1 Cor.vii. 5. In weariness

is due; custom to whom custom ; and painfulness, in watchings often, fear to whom fear; honour to whom in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, honour, Rom. xiii. 6,7. in cold and nakedness, 2 Cor. xi. 27.

VER. 26. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching teimv. "Epn avrã o 'incoso "Apaya éneu

Λέγει αυτώ ο Πέτρος 'Aπό τών αλλοthereunto with all perseverance and Opo eioo ei vicí. supplication for all saints, Eph. vi. 18.

Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. VER. 22.

Jesus saith unto him, Then are the chil'Αναστρεφομένων δε αυτών εν τη Γαλι- dren free. λαία, είπεν αυτοίς ο Ιησούς: Μέλλει ο

VER. 27. υιός του ανθρώπου παραδίδοσθαι εις χείρας ανθρώπων

"Ινα δε μή σκανδαλίσωμεν αυτούς, πορευAnd while they abode in Galilee, Je- θείς εις την θάλασσαν, βάλε άγκιστρων, sus said unto them, The Son of man

και τον αναβάντα πρώτον ιχθύν άρον και shall be betrayed into the hands of men :

ανοίξας το στόμα αυτού, ευρήσεις στατήρα:

εκείνον λαβών, δος αυτούς αντί εμού και VER. 23. Και αποκτενούσιν αυτόν, και την τρίτη ημέξα εγερθήσεται. Και ελυπήθησαν σφόδρα.

Notwithstanding, a lest we should ofAnd a they shall kill him, and the

fend them, go thou to the sea, and cast third day he shall be raised again. And cometh up; and when thou hast opened

an hook, band take up the fish that first they were exceeding sorry.

his mouth, thou shalt find * a piece of a See on chap. xvi. ver. 21.

money: Cthat take, and give unto them VER. 24.

for me and thee. 'Ελθόντων δε αυτών είς Καπερναούμ, * Or, a stater, 1 oz. silver. προσήλθον οι τα δίδραχμα λαμβάνοντες του Πέτρα, και είπον ο διδάσκαλος υμών

a It is good neither to eat flesh, nor ου τελεί τα δίδραχμα και

to drink wine, nor any thing whereby And when they were come to Caper- or is made weak, Rom. xiv. 21. We

thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, naum, they that received * tribute money then that are strong ought to bear the came to Peter, and said, Doth not your infirmities of the weak, and not to Master pay tribute ?

please ourselves. Let every one of * Gr. didrachma, value 1s. 3d.

us please his neighbour for his good VER. 25.

to edification. For even Christ pleased Aigl, Nai. Kai öre sista bev els the not himself; but as it is written, The οικίαν, προέφθασεν αυτόν ο Ιησούς, λέγων· | reproaches of them that reproached Ti ro Soxsi, sipewr; o Barintis tñs võis / thee fell on me. xv. 1—3. But take

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heed lest by any means this liberty of faith, and heirs of the kingdom which
yours become a stumbling block to he hath promised to them that love
them that are weak. Wherefore, if him? James ii. 5.
meat make my brother to offend, I

CHAP. XVIII.-VER. 1. will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to

'Εν εκείνη την ώρα προσήλθον οι μαθηται offend, 1 Cor. viii. 9. 13. For though a 'Intov, abyovtec Tis åpa uulzar istio I be free from all men, yet baveo I v tý Basinsig Târ ougavão; made myself servant unto all, that I

At a the same time came the disciples might gain the more. And unto the

unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest Jews I became as a Jew, that I might in the kingdom of heaven? gain the Jews; to them that are un a And he came to Capernaum: and der the law, as under the law, that I being in the house he asked them, might gain them that are under the What was it that ye disputed among law. To them that are without law, as yourselves by the way? Mark ix. 33. without law,(being not without law to b Then came to him the mother of God, but under the law to Christ,) Zebedee's children with her sons, that I might gain them that are worshipping him, and desiring a cerwithout law. To the weak became Itain thing of him. And he said unto as weak, that I might gain the weak: her, What wilt thou? She saith unto I am made all things to all men, that him, Grant that these my two sons I might by all means save some, ix. may sit, the one on thy right hand, 19–22. Give none offence, neither to and the other on the left, in thy kingthe Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to dom. But Jesus answered and said, the Church of God. Even as I please ye know not what ye ask. Are ye all men in all things, not seeking mine able to drink of the cup that I shall own profit, but the profit of many, drink of, and to be baptized with the that they may be saved, x. 32, 33. baptism that I am baptized with ? Giving no offence in any thing, that They say unto him, We are able. the ministry be not blamed, 2 Cor. vi. And he saith unto them, Ye shall 3. Abstain from all appearance of evil, drink indeed of my cup, and be bap1 Thess. v. 22. In all things shewing tized with the baptism that I am bapthyself a pattern of good works: in tized with: but to sit on my right hand, doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gra- and on my left, is not mine to give, vity, sincerity, Sound speech, that but it shall be given to them for whom cannot be condemned; that he that it is prepared of my Father. And is of the contrary part may be ashamed, when the ten heard it, they were having no evil thing to say of you, moved with indignation against the Tit. ii. 7, 8.

two brethren. But Jesus called them And God blessed them, and God unto him, and said, Ye know that the said unto them, Be fruitful, and multi- princes of the Gentiles exercise doply, and replenish the earth, and sub- minion over them, and they that are due it: and have dominion over the great exercise authority upon them. fish of the sea, and over the fowl of But it shall not be so among you : but the air, and over every living thing whosoever will be great among you, that moveth upon the earth, Gen. i. let him be your minister; and who28. And it shall be, that thou shalt soever will be chief among you, let drink of the brook; and I have com him be your servant: Even as the manded the ravens to feed thee there, Son of man came not to be ministered 1 Kings xvii. 4. And the Lord spake unto, but to minister, and to give his unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah life a ransom for many, Matt. XX. upon the dry lind, Jon. ii. 10.

20—28, and Mark x. 35-45. But c For ye know the grace of our Lord he that is greatest among you shall Jesus Christ, that, though he was be your servant, Matt. xxiii. 11. rich, yet for your sakes he became But they held their peace: for by the poor, that ye through his poverty way they had disputed among themmight be rich, 2 Cor. viii. 9. Hearken, selves, who should be the greatest, my beloved brethren, Hath not God Mark ix. 34. Then there arose a reachosen the poor of this world rich in soning among them, which of them

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should be greatest. And Jesus, per- Except ye be converted, cand become as ceiving the thought of their heart, took little children, ye shall not enter into the a child, and set him by him, And said kingdom of heaven. unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: a For verily I say unto you, Till and whosoever shall receive me re- heaven and earth pass, one jot or one ceiveth him that sent me: for he that tittle shall in no wise pass from is least among you all, the same shall the law, till all be fulfilled, Matt. v. be great, Luke ix. 46–48. And there 18. Therefore when thou doest thine was also a strife among them, which alms, do not sound a trumpet before of them should be accounted the great- thee, as the hypocrites do in the syest. And he said unto them, The nagogues and in the streets, that they kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship may have glory of men. Verily I say over them; and they that exercise unto you, they have their reward, vi. authority upon them are called bene- 2. And when thou prayest, thou shalt factors. But ye shall not be so: but not be as the hypocrites are: for they he that is greatest among you, let love to pray standing in the synahim be as the younger ; and he that gogues and in the corners of the is chief, as he that doth serve. For streets, that they may be seen of men. whether is greater, he that sitteth at Verily I say unto you, they have their meat, or he that serveth? is not he reward, 5. Moreover when ye fast, that sitteth at meat? but I am among be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad you as he that serveth, xxii. 24–27. countenance: for they disfigure their Be kindly affectioned one to another faces, that they may appear unto men with brotherly love ; in honour pre- to fast. Verily I say unto you, they ferring one another, Rom. xii. 10. have their reward, 16. And he saith Let nothing be done through strife or unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto vain glory; but in lowliness of mind you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven let each esteem other better than open, and the angels of God ascendthemselves, Phil. ii. 3.

ing and descending upon the Son of «See on chap. ii. ver. 2. clause 2. man, John i. 51. Jesus answered and VER. 2.

said unto him, Verily, verily, I say Και προσκαλεσάμενος ο Ιησούς παιδίον, he cannot see the kingdom of God,

unto thee, Except a man be born again, έστησεν αυτό εν μέσω αυτών, ,

iii. 3. And Jesus called a a little child unto

b For this people's heart is waxed him, and set him in the midst of them,

gross, and their ears are dull of heara Then were there brought unto him ing, and their eyes bave they closed; little children, that he should put his lest at any time they should see with hands on them, and pray: and the their eyes, and hear with their ears, disciples rebuked them. But Jesus and should understand with their said, Suffer little children, and forbid heart, and should be converted, and them not, to come unto me : for of I should heal them, Matt. xiii. 15. such is the kingdom of heaven, Matt. Then will I teach transgressors thy xix. 13, 14. And he took a child, ways; and sinners shall be converted and set him in the midst of them : unto thee, Psal. li. 13. Make the heart and when he had taken him in his of this people fat, and make their ears arms, he said unto them, Whosoever heavy, and shut their eyes ; lest they shall receive one of such children in see with their eyes, and hear with my name, receiveth me : and whoso- ears, and understand with their heart, ever shall receive me, receiveth not me, and convert, and be healed, Isa. vi. 10. but him that sent me, Mark ix. 36, 37. That seeing they may see, and not

perceive; and hearing they may hear, VER. 3.

and not understand; lest at any time Kal tiir 'Ageng asyon ipio, iày jest they should be converted, and their crgzdñte, rai yémode de tà tardía, o sins should be forgiven them, Mark Mi ricínónts els tùo Baciasíay tão oigan iv. 12. But I have prayed for thee,

that thy faith fail not: and when thou And said, 2 Verily I say unto you, ! art converted, strengthen thy brethren,

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MATT. XVII. 3-6.

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Luke xxii. 32. Repent ye therefore, a He that receiveth you receiveth and be converted, that your sins may me, and he that receiveth me rebe blotted out, when the times of re ceiveth him that sent me. He that freshing shall come from the presence receiveth a prophet in the name of a of the Lord, Acts iii. 19. Brethren, prophet shall receive a prophet's reif any of you do err from the truth, ward ; and he that receiveth a righand one convert him, James v. 19. teous man in the name of a righteous

c And they brought unto him also man shall receive a righteous man's infants, that he would touch them : reward. And whosoever shall give but when his disciples saw it, they to drink unto one of these little ones rebuked them. But Jesus called a cup of cold water only in the name them unto him, and said, Suffer little of a disciple, verily I say unto you, children to come unto me, and forbid he shall in no wise lose his reward, them not: for of such is the kingdom Matt. X. 40-42. And the king shall of God, Luke xviii. 15, 16. Brethren, answer and say unto them, Verily I be not children in understanding : say unto you, Inasmuch as ye bave howbeit in malice be ye children, done it unto one of the least of these but in understanding be men, 1 Cor. my brethren, ye have done it unto xiv. 20. As newborn babes, desire me, xxv. 40. Then shall he answer the sincere milk of the word, that ye them, saying, Verily I say unto you, may grow thereby, 1 Pet. ii. 2. Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of See on chap. iii. ver. 2. clause 2. | the least of these, ye did it not to me, VER. 4.

45. For whosoever shall give you a Όστις oύν ταπεινώση εαυτόν ως το 1 cup of water to drink in my name, , waidíor TOŪTO, QUTÓS écriv o paltar Šv th because ye belong to Christ, verily βασιλεία των ουρανών. .

I say unto you, he shall not lose his Whosoever therefore shall a humble reward, Mark ix. 41. And said unto himself as this little child, the same iš them, Whosoever shall receive this

child in my name receiveth me; and greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

whosoever shall receive me receivetb a And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that him that sent me ; for he that is least shall humble himself shall be exalted,

among you all, the same shall be great, Matt. xxiii. 12. Lord, my heart is that a millstone were hanged about his

Luke ix. 48. It were better for him not, haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neck, and he cast into the sea, than neither do I exercise myself in great that he should offend one of these matters, or in things too high for me, little ones, xvii. 2. Surely I have behaved and quieted b Whosoever shall receive one of myself, as a child that is weaned of such children in my name, receiveth his mother: my soul is even as a me: and whosoever shall receive me, weaned child, Psal. cxxxi. 1, 2. For receiveth not me, but him that sent thus saith the high and lofty One that me, Mark ix. 37. Verily, verily, I inhabiteth eternity, whose name is I dwell in the high and holy soever I send receiveth me; and he

say unto you, He that receiveth whomplace, with him also that is of a con- that receiveth me receiveth him that trite and humble spirit, to revive the

sent me, John xiii. 20. spirit of the humble, and to revive the

temptation which was in


flesh heart of the contrite ones, Isa. lvii: despised not, nor rejected, but re

ye 15. Likewise, ye younger, submit ceived me as an angel of God, even yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of as Christ Jesus, Gal. iv. 14. ymi be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God re

VER. 6. sisteth the proud, and giveth grace to “ος δ' αν σκανδαλίση ένα των μικρών the humble, 1 Pet. v. 5.

τούτων, των πιστευόντων εις εμέ, συμφέVER. 5.

ρει αυτω, ένα κρεμάσθη μύλος δικός εσι Και δς εάν δέξηται παιδίον τοιούτον εν τον τράχηλον αυτού, και καταποντισθη εν επί τω ονόματί μου, εμέ δέχεται.

τα πελάγει της θαλάσσης. . And whoso shall a receive one such But whoso shall a offend one of thesc little child in my name breceiveth me. little ones which believe in me, it were

Holy ;

And my

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better for him that a millstone were so against the brethren, and wound hanged about his neck, and that he were their weak conscience, ye sin against drowned in the depth of the sea. - Christ. Wherefore if meat make

my brother to offend, I will eat no a Saying, Touch not mine anointed, filesh while the world standeth, lest I and do my prophets no harm, Psal. make my brother to offend, 1 Cor. cv. 15. For thus saith the Lord of viii. 9-13. Give none offence, neihosts; After the glory hath he sent me ther to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, unto the nations which spoiled you: nor to the Church of God: Even as I for he that toucheth you toucheth the please all men in all things, not seek apple of his eye, Zech. ii. 8. And ing mine own profit, but the profit of whosoever shall offend one of these many, that they may be saved, x. 32, little ones that believe in me, it is 33. Seeing it is a righteous thing better for him that a millstone were with God to recompense tribulation hanged about his neck, and he were to them that trouble you ; And to cast into the sea, Mark ix. 42. It you who are troubled rest with us, were better for him that a millstone when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed were hanged about his neck, and he from heaven with his mighty angels, cast into the sea, than that he should In flaming fire taking vengeance on offend one of these little ones, Luke them that know not God, and that xvii. 2. And he said, Who art thou, obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus Christ : Who shall be punished with whom thou persecutest: It is hard everlasting destruction from the prefor thee to kick against the pricks, sence of the Lord, and from the glory Acts ix.5. Let us not therefore judge of his power, 2 Thess. i. 6-9. one another any more: but judge this

VER. 7. rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his

Ουαί τω κόσμω από των σκανδάλων: brother's

way. I know, and am per- áváyun yás ÉCTLY &nbei tà orárdana suaded by the Lord Jesus, that there

πλήν ουαι τα ανθρώπων εκείνω, δι' ου το is nothing unclean of itself : but to

σκάνδαλον έρχεται. him that esteemeth any thing to be

Woe a unto the world because 'nf ofunclean, to him it is unclean. But if fences! b for it must needs be that of. thy brother be grieved with thy meat, fences come; but woe to that mun by now walkest thou not charitably. De- whom the offence cometh! stroy not him with thy meat, for whom a And there was a strife between Christ died, Rom. xiv. 13—15. It is the herdmen of Abram's cattle and good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the wine, nor any thing whereby thy bro- Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled ther stumbleth, or is offended, or is then in the land, Gen. xiii.7. Wheremade weak, 21. We then that are fore the sin of the young men was strong ought to bear the infirmities of very great before the LORD: for men the weak, and not to please ourselves. abhorred the offering of the LORD, Let every one of us please his neigh- 1 Sam. ii. 17. Now Eli was very old, bour for his good to edification. For and heard all that his sons did unto even Christ pleased not himself; but, all Israel; and how they lay with the as it is written, The reproaches of women that assembled at the door of them that reproached thee fell on me, the tabernacle of the congregation. sv. 1–3. But take heed lest by any And he said unto them, Why do ye means this liberty of your's become such things? for I hear of your evil a stumblingblock to them that are dealings by all this people. Nay, my weak. For if any man see thee which sons; for it is no good report that I hast knowledge sit at meat in the hear: ye make the Lord's people to idol's temple, shall not the conscience transgress. If one man sin against of him which is weak be emboldened another, the judge shall judge him: to eat those things which are offered but if a man sin against the LORD, to idols? And through thy knowledge who shall intreat for him? Notwithshall the weak brother perish, for standing they hearkened not unto the whom Christ died? But when ye sin | voice of their father, because the LORD

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