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Sower foweth the Word. 15. And these are they by the Way-side, where the Word is sown, but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the Word that was sown in their hearts. 16. And these are they likewise which are fown on stony ground, who when they have heard the Word, immediately receive it with * gladness: 17. And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward when affi&tion or persecution ariseth for the Words sake, immediately they are offended. 18. And these are they which are fown among thorns : such as hear the Word,' 19. And the cares of this World, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lufts of other things entring in, choke the Word, and it becometh unfruitful.

20. And these are they which are fown on good ground, such as hear the Word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirty-fold, some fixty, and some an

21. And he said unto them, Is a d candle brought to be put under a (1) bushel, or under a bed ? and not to be set on a candlestick?' 22. For there is nothing hid which shall not be manifested: neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad. 23. If any man have * Ears to hear, let him hear. 24. And he said unto them, * Take heed what you hear :

with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear hall more be given. 25. For he that hath, to him shall be

given : . See on Mat 13. 20.

Eørs to hear, let him hear. 1 Tim. 6. 17. Charge them * A&. 17.11. These were more that are rich in this world, that noble than those of Thessalonica, they be not high-minded, nor in that they recived the Word trust in uncertain Riches, but in the s with all readiness of Mind, and living God, who giveth us richly searched the Scriptures daily whether all things to enjoy:

those things were fo. Joh. 4: 1. Joh. 2. 16. All that is in the Beloved, believe nor every Spirit, World, the Luft of the Flesh, the but try the Spirits whether they be Lault of the Eyes, and the Pride of 10 of God: because many false ProLife , is not of the Father, but is

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in Whereunto fhall we liken the n kingdom of God or with what comparison shall we compare it ? 31. It is li a grain of mustard-feed, which when it is sown in the eart is less than all the seeds that be in the earth. 32. But wh it is fown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all her and shooteth out great branches, so that the fowls of the may lodge under the shadow of it. 33. And with ma such parables fpake he the Word unto them, aś they w able to hear it. 34. But without a parable fpake he not to them: and when they were alone, he expounded things to his disciples. 35. And the same day when the was come, he faith unto them, ? Let us pass over unto

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rables, and without a Parable fo 1 Pfal. 92. 13. Those that be he not unto them. Joh. 16. planted in the House of the Lord, I have yet many things to fay Thall flourish in the Courts of our to you, but ye cannot bear the God..

Mat. 13. 31. Another Para- 10 P I Cor. 3. 1, 2. And I, BI ble par he forth unto them, fay- thren, could not speak unto you ing, The Kingdom of Heaven is unto Spiritual, but as unto cart like a Grain of Mustard-Seed, which even as unto Babes in Chrift a Man took and fowed in his field. have fed you with Milk, and + Luk. 13. 18. Then said he, Un-15 with Meatfor hitherto ye to what is the Kingdom of God not able to bear it, neither yet no like, and whereunto fhall I refem are ye able. Heb. 5. 11. Of who ble it?

[Melchizedeck) we have me n A&. 1. 41. The fame Day things to say, and hard to be were added unto them about three żo tered; seeing ye are dull of hea Thousand Souls.

A&. 4; 4. Many ing. of them which heard the Word, 9 * Mat. 8, 18, 23. When Jell believed ; and the Number of the saw great Multitudes about his men was about five Thousand. Act. he gave commandment to dlapa 5. 14. Believers were the more 25

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tale other side. 36. And when they had lent away the multielitude, they took him even as he was in the th'p, and there und were also with him other little thips. 37. And there arose

a great storm of Wind, and the Waves beat into the ship, lo that it was now full. 38. And he was in the hinder the ship asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Mafter, careft thou not that we perish? 39. And he arose and a rebuked the Wind, and said unto the Sea, Peace, be ftill: and the Wind ceased, and there was a great çalm. 40. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that you have no faith? 41. And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the Wind and the Sea obey him?

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over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. 2. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of

a man with an unclean spirit, 3. Who had his dwelling among the tombs, and no man could bind him, no not with chairis: 4. Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked afunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither

any man tame him. 5. And always night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. 6. But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him. 7. And cried with a loud Voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I d adjure thee by God, that thou tor

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under your Feet shortly. Now it came to pass on a certain

Mat. 26. 63. The high Priest Day, that he went into a Ship with ; answered and said unto him, I ada his Disciples : and he said unto

jure thee by the living God, that them, Let us go over unto the other

thou tell us, whether thou be the fide of the Lake.

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Exorcists, took upon them to call * Mar. 3. 27. No man can enter

over them which had evil Spirits, into a ftrorg Man's House, and spoil

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ment me not. 8. (For he said unto him,. Come out of man, thou unclean Spirit.) 9. And he asked him, What thy name? And he antivered, saying, My name is Legia for we are many.

10. And he be sought him much, that would not send them away out of the country. 1. Ne there was there nigh unto the mountains, a great herd fivine feeding. 12. And all the devils befought him, sayi Send us into the fivine, that ive may enter into them. And forthwith (1) Jelus gave them leave. And the uncle fpirits went out, and entred into the swine, and the herd violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were bout two thousand) and were choaked in the sea. 14. they that fed the livine fled, and told it in the city, and the country. And they went out to see what it was that done. 15. And they come to Jesus, and see him that was p lelsed with the devil, and had the Legion, sitting, and cloth and in his right mind, and they were afraid. 16. And that saw it, told them how it befel to him that was poll led with the devil, and also concerning the swine.

Mar. 1. 25. Jesus rebuked him, him, Thou dumb and deaf Sp saying, Hold thy peace, and come I charge thee come out of him, out of him. Mar. 9. 25,

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(1) Here is no reasonable Objection against our Lord for suffering even commanding the Devils to enter into the Swine. For that Owners of them were a very unworthy and covetous People, and ferved greater Punishment, is manifeft, from their defiring our Lord depart out of their Coafts; which fhewed that they valued their Sw more than their Souls. And why should it be thought more unjul punish them in this manner, than it would be to punish any other ion in his Body, Goods, or Estate? May not God dispose of his on he pleases, whose are all the Beasts of the Forest, and the Cattle upon a fand Hills?

Belides, this Fact might have taught them, and may teach usme vseful and necessary Truths: As, 1. That the Devils, though man Number, can go no farther, nor do us any other Mischief, than God, for and good Reasons, is pleased to suffer them. 2. We may learn hq mightily these evil Spirits are fet upon doing hurt; for when they con no longer torment this poor Man, rather than want Objects, they glad to vent their Spite even on the brute Beasts. How great cherefore our Dependance on God? How secure may they be, who are the objects his Care? How diligent should we be to approve our Selves to him; the universal Practice of the Dieties he commands, that we may have reasonable and well-grounded Hope of an Interest in his wise and good Providence,

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And they began to pray him to depart out of their coafts. 18. And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil, prayed him that he might be with him. 19. Howheit, Jesus suffered him not, but faith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compaffion on thee. 20. And he departed, and began to publith in Decapolis, how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel. 21. And when Jesus was h pailed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him, and he was nigh' unto the sea. 22. And behold, there cometh one of the i rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and when he saw him, he fell at his feet, 23. And befought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death, I pray thee come and lay thy hands on her, that may

be healed, and the Thall live. 24. And Jesus went with him, and much people followed him, and thronged him. 25. And a certain Woman which had an k issue of blood twelve years, 26. And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, 27. When she had heard of Jefus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. 28. For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be

29. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up: and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. 30. And Jesus immediately knowing in himfelf

, that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, who touched my clothes ? 31. And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging N 2

thee, : Mat. 8. 34. Behold, the Ship, and passed over, and came into came out to meet Jesus, his own City.

:: Luk. 8. 40. and when they saw him, they be When Jesus was returned, the Peoo Sought him that he would depart out ple gladly received him : for they of their Coafls. + So A&. 16. 39. 5 were all waiting for him. And they came and besought them, i * See on Mat 9. 18. and brought them out, and desired k + Lev. 15: 25. And if a Wóa them to depart out of the City. man have an issue of her Blood man 1 Cor

. 2. 14. The natural man re ny Days, she shall be Unclean. ceiveth not the things of the Spirit 10 + Luk. 6.19. The whole Mul.

titude fought to touch him: for 3 + Luk. 8.38. Now the Man out there went Virtue out of him, and of whom the Devils were departed, healed them all. Luk. 8. 46. Jefus befought him that he might be with faid, some Body hath couched me: him but Jesus sent him away. 15 for I perceive that Virtue is gone 2 Mat. 9. 1. He entred into a out of me,

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