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MATT. Vi, 29, 30.

A. D. 31. me : thy wisdom and prosperity ex- 1 of the field, which to-day is, and to-morceedeth the fame which I heard, 1 row is cast into the oven, shall he not Kings 1. 4.-7. Now the weight of much more clothe you, bo ye of little gold that came to Solomon in one year faith? was six hundred and threescore and six talents of gold ; Beside that which a Thou carriest them away as with chapmen and merchants brought. And a flood; they are as a sleep: in the all the kings of Arabia and governors morning they are like grass which growof the country brought gold and silver eth up. In the moming it flourisheth, to Solomon. And king Solomon made and groweth up; in the evening it two hundred targets of beaten gold : is cut down, and withereth, Ps. xc. six hundred shekels of beaten gold went 5, 6. When the wicked spring as the to one target. And three hundred grass, and when all the workers of inishields made he of beaten gold : three quity do flourish; it is that they shall hundred shekels of beaten gold went to be destroyed for ever, xcii. 7. The one target. And three hundred shields voice said, Cry. And he said, What made he of beaten gold: three hundred shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all shekels of gold went to one shield. the goodliness thereof is as the flower And the king put them in the house of the field : The grass withereth, the of the forest of Lebanon. Moreover flower fadeth: because the Spirit of the king made a great throne of ivory, the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the and overlaid it with pure gold. And people is grass. The grass withereth, there were six steps to the throne, with the flower fadeth: but the word of our a footstool of gold, which were fasten- God shall stand for ever, Isa. xl. 6— ed to the throne, and stays on each 8. If then God so clothe the

grass, side of the sitting place, and two lions which is to-day in the field, and tostanding by the stays : And twelve morrow is cast into the oven : how lions stood there on the one side and much more will he clothe you,

0 ye

of on the other upon the six steps. There little faith? Luke xii. 28. But the was not the like made in any king- rich, in that he is made low; because dom. And all the drinking vessels of as the flower of the grass he shall pass king Solomon were of gold, and all the away. For the sun is no sooner risen vessels of the house of the forest of with a burning heat, but it withereth Lebanon were of pure gold: none were the grass, and the flower thereof fallof silver; it was not any thing ac-eth, and the grace of the fashion of it counted of in the days of Solomon. perisheth : so also shall the rich man For the king's ships went to Tarshish fade away in his ways, James i. 10, with the servants of Huram: every | 11. For all flesh is as grass, and all three years once came the ships of the glory of man as the flower of grass. Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, The grass withereth, and the flower ivory, and apes, and peacocks. And thereof falleth away, 1 Pet. i. 24. king Solomon passed all the kings of b And he saith unto them, Why the earth in riches and wisdom, ? are ye fearful, 0 ye of little faith? Chron. ix. 13—22. And Solomon had Then he arose, and rebuked the winds four thousand stalls for horses and and the sea ; and there was a great chariots, and twelve thousand horse- calm, Matt. viii. 26. And immedi. men; whom he bestowed in the cha- ately Jesus stretched forth his hand, riot cities, and with the king at Jeru- and caught him, and said unto him, salem, 25. And the king made silver O thou of little faith, wherefore didst in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar trees thou doubt? xiv. 31. Which when made he as the sycamore trees that Jesus perceived, he said unto them, are in the low plains in abundance, 27. O ye of little faith, why reason ye VER, 30.

among yourselves, because ye have

brought no bread ? xvi. 8. Then Jesus ei dà Tôn xó TOY TOű áypov, chuspor orta, answered and said, O faithless and xai aüglov els xaißavo Bannópevov

, • @tds perverse generation, how long shall I ούτως αμφιέννυσιν, ού πολλώ μάλλον υμάς, be with you ? how long shall I suffer όλιγόπιστοι και ;

you? bring him hither to me, xvii. Wherefore, if God a so clothe the grass 17. And he said unto them, Why

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MATT. VI. 30-32.

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ye what

are ye so fearful ? bow is it that and was wroth: so a fire was kindled ye have no faith? Mark iv. 40. He against Jacob, and anger also came answereth him, and saith, O faith up against Israel ; Because they beless generation, how long shall I be lieved not in God, and trusted not in with you? how long shall I suffer his salvation : Though he had comyou ? bring him unto me, ix. 19. And manded the clouds from above, and Jesus answering said, O faithless and opened the doors of heaven, And perverse generation, how long shall I had rained down manna upon them be with you, and suffer you? Bring to eat, and had given them of the thy son hither, Luke ix. 41. Then corn of heaven. Man did eat angels saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy food : he sent them meat to the finger, and behold my hands; and full. He caused an east-wind to blow reach hither thy hand, and thrust it in the heaven : and by his power he into my side: and be not faithless, brought in the south-wind. He rained but believing, John XX. 27. Take heed, flesh also upon them as dust, and feabrethren, lest there be in any of you thered fowls like as the sand of the an evil heart of unbelief, in departing sea : And he let it fall, in the midst from the living God. Heb. iii. 12. of their camp, round about their haVER. 31.

bitations. So they did eat, and were Mà av megturonti, abyOrtaç Ti pá- well filled : for he gave them their γωμεν, ή πί πίωμεν, ή τι περιβαλώμεθα; from their Iust. But while their meat

own desire ; They were not estranged Therefore take no thought, saying, was yet in their mouths, The wrath of - What shall we eat what shall we

God came upon them, and slew the drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be fattest of them, and smote down the clothed?

chosen men of Israel. Psal. lxxviii. 18 a But he answered and said, It is –31. And seek not


shall written, Man shall not live by bread eat or what ye sball drink, neither be alone, but by every word that pro- ye of doubtful mind, Luke xii. 29. ceedeth out of the mouth of God,

VER. 32. Matt. iv. 4. And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have οίδε γαρ ο πατήρ υμών ο ουράνιος ότι χεή

(Πάντα γάρ ταύτα τα έθνη επιζητεί) so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude ? xv. 33.

ζετε τούτων απάντων: And if ye shall say, What shall we

(For a after all these things do the Geneat the seventh year? behold, we shall tiles seek :), for your heavenly Father not sow, nor gather in our increase.

c knoweth that ye have need of all these Then I will command my blessing things. apon you in the sixth year, and it a For if ye love them which love shall bring forth fruit for three years. you, what reward have ye? do not And ye shall sow the eighth year, and even the Publicans the same? And eat yet of old fruit until the ninth if ye salute your brethren only, what year : until her fruits come in ye shall do ye more than others ? do not even eat of the old store, Lev. xxv. 20—22. the Publicans so? Matt. v. 46, 47. And Amaziah said to the man of But Jesus called them unto him, and God, But what shall we do for the hun said, Ye know that the princes of dred talents which I have given to the the Gentiles exercise dominion over army of Israel ? And the man of God them, and they that are great exeranswered, The Lord is able to give cise authority upon them. But it shall thee much more than this, 2 Chron. xxv. not be so among you : but whosoever 9. And they tempted God in their heart will be great among you, let him be by asking meat for their lust. Yea, your minister, xx. 25, 26. From men, they spake against God; they said, which are thy hand, O LORD, from Can God furnish a table in the wild men of the world, which have their derness ? Behold, he smote the rock, portion in this life, and whose belly that the waters gushed out, and the thou fillest with thy hid treasure : they streams overflowed; can he give bread are full of children, and leave the rest also? can he provide flesh for his peo- of their substance to their babes, Psal. ple? Therefore the LORD heard this, xvii. 14. For all these things do the

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MATT. VI, 32, 33.

A. D. 31. nations of the world seek after: and multitude. Give me now wisdom and your Father knoweth that ye have knowledge, that I may go out and come need of these things, Luke xii. 30. in before this people : for who can This I say therefore, and testify in judge this thy people, that is so great? the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not And God said to Solomon, Because as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity this was in thine heart, and thou hast of their mind, Eph. iv. 17. Not in the not asked riches, wealth, or honour, lust of concupiscence, even as the nor the life of thine enemies, neither Gentiles which know not God, 1 Thes. yet hast asked long life ; but hast iv. 5.

asked wisdom and knowledge for thyb See parallels on two last clauses self, that thou mayest judge my people, ver. 16. ch. v.

over whom I have made thee king : c For he knoweth our frame; he re- Wisdom and knowledge is granted membereth that we are dust, Psal. ciii. unto thee; and I will give thee riches, 14. If a son shall ask bread of any of and wealth, and honour, such as none you that is a father, will he give him a of the kings have had that have been stone ? or if he ask a fish, will he for a before thee, neither shall there any fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall after thee have the like, 2 Chron. ask an egg, will he offer him a scor- i. 7-12. And thus did Hezekiah pion? If ye then, being evil, know how throughout all Judah, and wrought to give good gifts unto your children : that which was good and right and how much more shall your heavenly truth before the Lord his God. And Father give the Holy Spirit to them in every work that he began in the that ask him? Luke xi. 11–13. service of the house of God, and in VER. 33.

the law, and in the commandments, Ζητείτε δε πρώτον την βασιλείας του

to seek his God, he did it with all his DEDŪ, xal The Sixalosúrny avtoũ, xai TRŪTA O God, thou art my God; early will

heart, and prospered, xxx. 20, 21. πάντα προστεθήσεται υμίν.

I seek thee, Ps. Ixiii. 1. My son, if But a seek ye first b the kingdom of thou wilt receive my words, and hide God, and c his righteousness ; d and all my commandments with thee; So these things shall be added unto you. that thou incline thine ear unto wis

a And God said unto him, Because dom, and apply thine heart to underthou hast asked this thing, and hast standing; Yea, if thou criest after not asked for thyself long life ; nei- knowledge, and liftest up thy voice ther hast asked riches for thyself, nor for understanding; If thou seekest hast asked the life of thine enemies; her as silver, and searchest for her as but hast asked for thyself understand for hid treasures ; Then shalt thou ing, to discern judgment; Behold, I understand the fear of the LORD, and have done according to thy words : find the knowledge of God. For the lo, I have given thee a wise and un- LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth derstanding heart; so that there was cometh knowledge and understanding. none like thee before thee, neither He layeth up sound wisdom for the after thee shall any arise like unto righteous : he is a buckler to them thee. And I have also given thee that walk uprightly. He keepeth the that which thou hast not asked, both paths of judgment, and preserveth riches and honour: so that there shall the way of his saints. Then shalt not be any among the kings like unto thou understand righteousness, and thee all thy days, 1 Kings iii. 11–13. judgment, and equity; yea, every good In that night did God appear unto path, Prov. ii. 1-9. Honour the Solomon, and said unto him, Ask LORD with thy substance, and with what I shall give thee. And Solomon the first fruits of all thine increase : said unto God, Thou hast shewn great | So shall thy bams be filled with plen. mercy unto David my father, and ty, and thy presses shall burst out hast made me to reign in his stead. with new wine, iii. 9. 10. I love Now, O LORD God, let thy promise them that love me, and those that to David my father be established : seek me early shall find me, viii. 17. for thou hast made me king over a With my soul have I desired thee in people like the dust of the earth in the night ; yea, with my spirit within

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MATT. VI. 33, 34.

A. D. 31. me will I seek thee early, Isa. xxvi. morrow: bfor the morrow shall take 9.

thought for the things of itself. SuffiSee parallels on last clause of ver. cient unto the day is the evil thereof. 2. chap. iii.

a Give us this day our daily bread, • See parallels on first clause of ver. Matt. vi. 11. And when they did 20. chap. v.

mete it with an Omer, he that gatherO fear the LORD, ye his saints : fored much had nothing over, and he that there is no want to them that fear him. gathered little had no lack; they gaThe young lions do lack, and suffer thered every man according to his hunger : but they that seek the LORD eating. And Moses said, Let no man shall not want any good thing, Psal. leave of it till the morning. Notwithxxxiv. 9, 10. The LORD knoweth the standing they hearkened not unto Modays of the upright: and their inheri. ses; but some of them left of it until tance shall be for ever. They shall the morning, and it bred worms, and not be ashamed in the evil time: and stank; and Moses was wroth with in the days of famine they shall be them, Exod. xvi. 18—20. They are new satisfied. I have been young, and now every morning: great is thy faithfulam old; yet have I not seen the righ- ness, Lam. iii. 23. teous forsaken, nor his seed begging • Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; their bread, xxxvii. 18, 19. 25. For and as thy days, so shall thy strength the LORD God is a sun and shield : be, Deut. xxxiii. 25. And it shall be, the LORD will give grace and glory : that thou shalt drink of the brook,and no good thing will he withhold from I have commanded the ravens to feed them that walk uprightly. O LORD of thee there. So he went and did achosts, blessed is the man that trust. cording to the word of the LORD: for eth in thee, lxxxiv. 11, 12. But he he went and dwelt by the brook Cheshall receive an hundred fold now in rith, that is before Jordan. And the this time, houses, and brethren, and ravens brought him bread and flesh in sisters, and mothers, and children, the morning, and bread and flesh in and lands with persecutions; and in the evening; and he drank of the the world to come eternal life, Mark brook, 1 Kings xvii. 4–6. For thus I. 30. And he said unto them, Ve- saith the Lord God of Israel, The rily I say unto you, There is no man barrel of meal shall not waste, neithat hath left house, or parents, or ther shall the cruse of oil fail, until brethren, or wife, or children, for the day that the LORD sendeth rain the kingdom of God's sake, who shall upon the earth. And she went, and not receive manifold more in this pre- did according to the saying of Elijah : sent time, and in the world to come and she, and he, and her house, did life everlasting, Luke xviii. 29, 30. eat many days. And the barrel of What shall we then say to these things? meal wasted not, neither did the cruse If God be for us, who can be against of oil fail, according to the word of as? He that spared not his own Son, the LORD, which he spake by Elijah, but delivered him up for us all, how 14–16. Then Elisha said, Hear ye shall be not with him also freely give the word of the LORD; thus saith the us all things ? Rom. viii. 31, 32. Whe LORD, To-morrow about this time ther Paul, or Apollos, or Cepbas, or shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a the world, or life, or death, or things shekel, and two measures of barley present, or things to come; all are for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria. yours, 1 Cor. ii. 22. For bodily ex. Then a lord on whose hand the king ercise profiteth little : but godliness is leaned answered the man of God, profitable unto all things, having pro- and said, Behold, if the Lord would mise of the life that now is, and of make windows in heaven, might this that which is to come, 1 Tim. iv. 8. thing be? And he said, Behold, thou VER. 34.

shalt see it with thine eyes, but Mi cív helgupernonte siç rəy göplovo Give us day by day our daily bread,

shalt not eat thereof, 2 Kings vii. 2. γας αύριον μεριμνήσει τα εαυτής. Αρκετών Luke xi. 3. τη ημέρα ή κακία αυτής.

e Peace I leave with you, my peace a no thought for the l I give unto you : not as the world


Take therefore VOL I.

a Judge not,

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MATT. VII. 1, 2.

A. D. 31. giveth, give I unto you. Let not your whosoever thou art that judgest : for heart be troubled, neither let it be wherein thou judgest another, thou afraid, John xiv. 27. These things I condemnest thyself ; for thou that have spoken unto you, that in me ye judgest doest the same things. But might have peace. In the world ye we are sure that the judgment of God shall have tribulation : but be of good is according to truth against them cheer; I have overcome the world, which commit such things, Rom. ii. 1, xvi. 33. Confirming the souls of the 2. Let not him that eateth despise him disciples, and exhorting them to con- that eateth not; and let not him which tinue in the faith, and that we must eateth not judge him that eateth: for through much tribulation enter into God hath received him. Who art thou the kingdom of God, Acts riv. 22. that judgest another man's servant? That no man should be moved by these to his own master he standeth or fallafflictions : for yourselves know that eth. Yea, he shall be holden up; for we are appointed thereunto. For ve- God is able to make him stand, Rom. rily, when we were with you, we told xiv. 3, 4. But why dost thou judge you before that we should suffer tri- thy brother? or why dost thou set at bulation ; even as it came to pass, and nought thy brother? for we shall all ye know, 1 Thes. iii. 3, 4.

stand before the judgment-seat of

Christ. For it is written, As I live, CHAP. VII. VER. 1.

saith the Lord, every knee shall bow Μη κρίνετε, ίνα μη κριθήτε.

to me, and every tongue shall confess that ye be not judged.

to God. So then every one of us shall * Hear the word of the Lord, ye give account of himself to God. Let that tremble at his word ; Your bre.

us not therefore judge one another any thren that hated you, that cast you

more : but judge this rather, that no out for my name's sake, said, Let the

man put a stumbling-block or an ocLord be glorified : but he shall ap

casion to fall in his brother's way,

10-13. But with me it is a very pear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed, Isa. Ixvi. 5. Thou also,

small thing that I should be judged of which hast judged thy sisters, bear you, or of man's judgment : yea, I thine own shame for thy sins that thou judge not mine own self. For I know hast committed more abominable than nothing by myself; yet am I not herethey: they are more righteous than by justified ; but he that judgeth me thou : yea, be thou confounded also, is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing and bear thy shame, in that thou hast before the time, until the Lord come, justified thy sisters. When I shall who both will bring to light the hidden bring again their captivity, the cap manifest the counsels of the hearts :

things of darkness, and will make tivity of Sodom and her daughters, and the captivity of Samaria and her and then shall every man have praise daughters, then will I bring again the of God, 1-Cor. iv.3–5. My brethren, captivity of thy captives in the midst be not many masters, knowing that of them: That thou mayest bear thine

we shall receive the greater condemown shame, and mayest be confound nation, Jam. iii. 1. Speak not evil ed in all that thou hast done, in that one of another, brethren. He that thou art a comfort unto them. When speaketh evil of his brother, and judgthy sisters, Sodom and her daughters, law, and judgeth the law: but if thou

eth his brother, speaketh evil of the shall return to their former estate, and Samaria and her daughters shall judge the law, thou art not a doer of return to their former estate, then the law, but a judge. There is one thou and thy daughters shall return to lawgiver, who is able to save and to your former estate. For thy sister destroy : Who art thou that judgest Sodom was not mentioned by thy

another? iv, 11, 12. mouth in the day of thy pride, Ezek.

VER. 2. xvi. 52––56. Judge not, and ye shall 'Εν γάρ κρίματι κρίνετε, κριθήσεσθε. not be judged: condemn not, and ye xai iv os métez urteeīts, årTimeTPSńce. shall not be condemned: forgive, and Tai ipir. ye shall be forgiven, Luke vi. 37. For a with what judgment ye judge, Therefore thou art inexcusable, Oman, ye shall be judged: and with what mea

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