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And, lo, howsoever my bodily presence shall be seduced from you, yet, in my Spirit and Infinite Deity, I will be ever present with you, to protect and bless you, and my whole Church, to the end of the world.
THE GOSPEL OF ST. MARK.
I. 2. Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. See Malachi iii. 1.
I. 3. The voice of one crying in the wilderness, &c. See Isaiah xl. 3.
I. 5. And were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.
And, as John preached unto them repentance, that they might be capable of the remission of their sins, so they accordingly practised it; for those, that came to be baptized of him, presented themselves to him with an humble confession of their sins.
I. 6. And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey. See Matthew iii. 4.
I. 8. I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost. See Matthew iii. 11.
I. 10. And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon
him. See Matthew iii. 16.
I. 12. And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness. See Matthew iv. 1.
I. 17. And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you fishers of men. See Matthew iv. 19.
I. 22. And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes. See Matthew vii. 28, 29.
I. 34. And he suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.
And he suffered not the evil spirits to profess their knowledge of him; because he would not have him, who is the Father of Lies, to slander and disgrace the truth by his testimony.
I. 44. Offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them. See Matthew viii. 4.
I. 45. Insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.
Insomuch as Jesus, who purposely shunned the confluences and applauses of the people, found it not fit for him to enter openly into the city any more, &c.
II. 5. Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. See Matthew ix. 2. II. 10. But that ye may know that the Son of Man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) &c. See Matthew ix. 6.
II. 14. Sitting at the receipt of custom. See Matthew
II. 19. Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? See Matthew ix. 15.
II. 25, 26. And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him? How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests?
Hunger, or whatsoever bodily necessity, dispenseth with the ritual observations of the law: as ye may well see in the example of David; who, when he had need, and was thereupon driven to seek relief of Abiathar the high priest, went into the temple of God; and made no scruple to eat of that shewbread, which was consecrated to sacred use, and therefore was not lawful to be eaten of any but the priests only.
III. 22. He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils. See Matthew xii. 24.
III. 26. And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end. See Matthew xii. 26.
III. 28. All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: See Matt. xii. 31.
III. 34, 35. Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and my mother. See Matthew xii. 49, 50.
IV. 11. Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables: See Matthew xiii. 11.
IV. 12. That seeing they may see, &c. See Matthew
IV. 21. Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick? See Matthew v. 15.
IV. 22. For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; &c. See Matthew x. 26.
IV. 25. For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath. See Matthew xiii. 12.
IV. 31. It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth. See Matthew xiii. 31, 32.
V. 39. The damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. See Matt. ix. 24.
VI. 1. And came into his own country. See Matthew xiii. 54. VI. 2. Whence hath this man these things? See Matt. xiii. 54.
VI. 3. Is not this the carpenter &c. See Matthew xiii. 55. VI. 5. And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
And he could not abide to do any great miracles there among them, because of their infidelity.
VI. 8,9. And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse: But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats. See Matthew x. 9, 10.
VI. 10. In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place. See Matthew x. 11.
VI. 11. Shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. See Matthew x. 14, 15.
VI. 13. And anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.
And, as a sign extraordinarily appointed by God for the miraculous cure of the diseased, they anointed the sick with oil, in very great multitudes, and healed them.
VI. 20. For Herod feared John, &c.
For Herod had an awful and reverent conceit of John, knowing that he was a just and holy man.
VII. 5. Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands? See Matt. xv. 2.
VII. 7. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. See Matthew xv. 9.
VII. 11. If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; &c. See Matthew xv. 5.
VII. 15. There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: &c. See Matthew xv. 11.
VII. 26. The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by
The woman was a Gentile; born in those coasts of Tyre and Sidon, which were in Syrophenicia.
VIII. 15. The leaven of the Pharisees. See Matthew xvi. 6. VIII. 24. I see men as trees, walking.
And he looked up, and said, I see a weak confused glim
mering, of men walking, which seem to me like unto
VIII. 33. Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men. See Matthew xvi. 23.
IX. 1. Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come. See Matthew xvi. 28.
IX. 13. Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, &c. See Matthew xi. 14.
IX. 19. O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall &c.? See Matthew xvii. 17.
IX. 29. This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting. See Matthew xvii. 21.
IX. 37. Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever receiveth me, receiveth &c. See Matthew xviii. 5.
IX. 39. Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.
Forbid them not: there is no reason to inhibit them that are well affected to us: If they make use of my Name in ejecting devils, it appears they have an honourable conceit of my power; at least they cannot open their mouths in disgrace of me, who do improve my Name to miraculous purposes.
IX. 40. For he that is not against us is on our part.
Neither is it for you to set yourselves against them, that make no opposition to us: for, of those that are lookers on, such as make no head against us, do in a sort make for us, in that they oppose us not. It is not to be expected, that all should follow our train: in this common hostility of the world, those, that do not attend us, yet, if they side not against us, are worthy to be favourably entertained.
IX. 42. And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone &c. See Matthew xviii. 6.
IX. 43. And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to &c. See Matthew v. 29, 30.
IX. 49. For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.
That ye may avoid that unquenchable and eternal fire, see and provide carefully that ye may be seasoned with the fire and salt of God's Spirit: for, as no sacrifice of the law is accepted of God, unless it be first seasoned with salt, and so pass fire; so no soul can hope to be graciously received of him, which is not wrought upon by the wholesome acrimony of due mortification.
IX. 50. Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? See Matthew v. 13.
IX. Ibid. Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.
Have in yourselves the true seasoning of faith, of wisdom, and of all holy graces, which may make you savoury unto God; and have peace outwardly with others.
X. 5, 6. For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. See Matthew xix. 8.
X. 14. Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. See Matt. xix. 14. X. 18. Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. See Matthew xix. 17.
X. 21. One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: &c. See Matthew xix. 21.
X. 25. It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. See Matthew xix. 24.
X. 29. There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or &c. See Matt. xix. 29. X. 31. But many that are first shall be last; and the last first. See Matthew xix. 30.
X. 37. Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory. See Matthew xx. 21.
X. 38. Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? See Matthew xx. 22.
X. 40. But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared. See Matthew xx. 23.
X. 42. Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. See Matthew xx. 25.
XI. 9, 10. Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: Blessed be &c. See Matthew xxi. 9.
XI. 13. And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon &c. thew xxi. 19.
XI. 15, 17. And Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that &c. See Matthew xxi. 12, 13.
XI. 23. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say