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7. And, behold, the (o) angel of the || “ hand of Herod, and from all
Lord came upon him, and a light | 6 the expectation of the people
« quickly." And his chains fell When Jesus came into the coasts 8. off from his hands. And the angel of Cesarea Philippi, he asked
said unto him, “ Gird thyself, his disciples, saying, “ Whom do
“ Cast thy garment about thee, " say that thou art John the 9. 56 and follow me.” And he went “ Baptist ; some, (s) Elias; and
out, and followed him; and wist others, Jeremias, or one of the
and forthwith the angel departed - thee, but my Father which is 11. from him. And when Peter was " in heaven. And I say also unto 18.
come to himself, he said, “ Now “ thee, That thou art (x ) Peter ;
(0) For “ the angel,” the reading should be “ an angel."
()“ I know,” &c. This miracu. lous deliverance was calculated to confirm Peter's faith (if it could have required confirmation), was a reward to him for his former intrepidity, and an assurance that God could deliver by su
reason is obvious: the Jews were expect.
must first come.
he is called “ the son of Jona or Jonas,"
(u) • Flesh and blood,” &c. i.e. you v. 17.
(x) “ Peter," i. e. a rock, or foun- v, 18. dation stone: he was at first called Simon only (see Matt. X.4.-John i. 42.) and when Jesus saw him, he said unto him, thou shalt be called Cephas, which is, by interpretation, a stone. John i. 42.
(y)“ Upon this rock," i.e. upon v.18. such faith, courage, constancy, &c. as thine. In Eph. ii. 20. the church is considered as “ built upon the founda“ tion of the apostles and prophets, “ Jesus Christ himself being the chief “ corner-stone, in whom all the building “ fitly framed together, groweth unto a “ holy temple in the Lord.”
(z) “ Gates of hell," j.e, the coun- v.18.
" vail against it. And I will give || love toward thee, that we loving
The Epistle. Rom. vi. 3.
Know ye not, that so many of us as were (6) baptized into Jesus
Christ were baptized into his death? Sixth Sunday after Trinity.
Therefore we are (c) buried with
him by baptism into death; that The Collect.
like as Christ was raised up from O God, who hast prepared for the dead (d) by the glory of the them that love thee such good Father, even so we also should things as pass man's understand walk in newness of life. For (e) if ing ; Pour into our hearts such we have been planted together in
cils and powers of darkness ; it was
cils over the gates of cities.
xviii. 18. our Saviour says to his dis-
(6) “ Baptized into his death,” i.e.
sin over which Christ has gained the vic. · tory, and to submit to that bondage from
which he has freed us, is to make that vic-
(c) “ Buried with him," &c. St. Paul of elsewhere considers the converts as identified with our Saviour in his crucifixion, his death, his resurrection, &c. Thus Col. ii. 11, 12, &c. “ Ye are circumcised
“ with the circumcision made without | “ hands, in putting off the body of the
“ sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of
(d) For “ by the glory" read “into “ the glory." The object is by shew, ing to what state our Saviour was raised to infer to what state we should pass by our baptism.
(e) is lf,” &c. i.e. if our figurative | death unto sin is like Christ's death, our
! the likeness of his death, we shall “ Except your righteousness
be also in the likeness of his re u shall exceed the righteousness 6. surrection : knowing this, that s of the scribes and Pharisees, our old man is crucified with him, 66 ye shall in no case enter into that the body of sin might be de - the kingdom of heaven. Ye 21. stroyed, that henceforth we should “ have heard that it was said by not serve sin. For he that is dead " them of old time, Thou shalt is freed (f) from sin. Now if we “ not kill; and whosoever shall be dead (3) with Christ, we be kill shall be in danger of the lieve that we shall also live with c judgement: but I say unto you, 22. him: knowing that Christ, being “ That whosoever is (k) angry raised from the dead, dieth (b) no 56 with his brother without a cause more; death hath no more domi u shall be in danger of the judge. nion over him. For in that he “ ment (1): and whosever shall died, he died unto sin once : but cc say to his brother, Raca, shall
in that he liveth, he liveth unto “ be in danger of the council: 1. God. Likewise reckon ye also " but whosoever shall say, Thou yourselves to be dead indeed unto « fool, shall be in danger of hell sin, but alive unto God through “ fire. Therefore, if thou bring 23. Jesus Christ our Lord.
66 thy gift to the altar, and there
o rememberest that thy brother The Gospel. Matt. v. 20. ()
“ hath ought against thee, leave Jesus said unto his disciples, “ there thy gift before the altar, 24.
resurrection, our future life, will be like
bis, to holiness and purity. If we have Į ted so as to resemble his death, our new.
Bess of life will be like his, entirely free
from sin. M. V) “ Freed from sin." No longer
under its power : exempt from its domi. bisa; be that is dead, can no longer com
6" Dead with Christ,” i.e. if our denh tato sin resembles his : if we are really as dead unto sin as we ought to
9. (b) “Dieth no more," &c. As he
deth do moře, so must our death unto she complete also : and as death hath to more dominion over him, we must take care that it doth not obtain the dominion over us. See ante 126. notes on 10, 11.
(1) This is part of that discourse of our Saviour's, called his Sermon upon the Mount. The sermon upon the Mount contains rules of such peculiar wisdom, so truly calculated to advance the happiness of man, that the late Mr. Soame Jenyns (who was no enthusiast) considers them as furnishing most satisfactory evidence that the Christian religion came
from God. His chief grounds are these,
(k) “ Angry." Our Saviour meant v.21.
(1) · The judgment,” “the council,” v.22. and “hell fire," were well known Jewish punishments: the first, the being put to death by the sword; the second, being stoned to death, which was worse ; and the last, the being burnt alive in the valley of Hinnom. Our Saviour represents the
e n, because
hiles thou art ersary
“ and go thy way; first be recon The Epistle. Rom. vi. 19.
men, because of the infirmity Agree with thine adversary
of your flesh: for as ye have quickly, whiles thou art in the
yielded (P) your members serway with him ; lest at any time
vants to uncleanness and to in- the adversary deliver thee to
iquity, unto iniquity; even so " the judge, and the judge deliver
now yield your members servants thee to the officer, and thou be 26 cast into prison.
to righteousness, unto holiness. Verily I say
For when ye were the servants of 66 unto thee, Thou shalt by no
sin, ye were free from righteous(6 means come out thence(n), till
ness (9). What fruit had ye then " thou hast paid the uttermost
in those things whereof ye are “ farthing.”
now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. But now
being made free from (r) sin, and Seventh Sunday after Trinity.
become servants to God, ye have The Collect.
your fruit unto holiness; and the LORD of all power and might, end, everlasting life. For the who art the author and giver of wages (s) of sin is death ; but the all good things ; Graft in our gift of God is eternal life, through hearts the love of thy Name, in Jesus Christ our Lord. crease in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy I The Gospel. , Mark viii. 1.() great mercy keep us in the same, In those days, the multitude be. through Jesus Christ our Lord. ing very great, and having nothing Amen.
to eat, Jesus called his disciples
degrees of punishment in the next world standings are at present weak as to these
() “. As ye have yielded,” &c. i.e. 7.24. (m) “Be reconciled,” rather “obtain all that is required is, that you should
“ reconciliation from.” The case sup now serve God to the same extent to posed is, that thy brother hath something which you before served sin, &c. against thee.
(0) i Free from righteousness," i.e. 0.26. (n)“ Come out thence.” The mean owning no submission to it, paying no
ing probably is, if you make no conces regard to it.
can deserve. v. 19. ()“ speak," &c. i.e. I adopt a (t) A similar miracle is recorded,
similitude from common life, the obe ante 88. John vi. i. which is also to be dience of servants, because your under || found Mark vi, 35. The two miracles
unto him, and saith unto them, || broken meat that was left seven 2. “ I have compassion on the mul- || baskets. And they that had eaten 9.
titude, because they have now were about four thousand : and s been with me three days, and he sent them away. 46 have nothing to eat : and if I 6 send them away fasting to their r own houses, they will faint by
Eighth Sunday after Trinity. 6 the way:" for divers of them 4. came from far. And his disciples
The Collect. answered him, “ From whence O God, whose never-failing pros6 can a man satisfy these men vidence ordereth all things both
« with bread here in the wilder in heaven and earth; We humbly 5. " ness(u)?” And he asked them, beseech thee to put away from us
“ How many loaves have ye?” all hurtful things, and to give us 6. And they said, “ Seven.” And those things which be profitable
he commanded the people to sit for us, through Jesus Christ our down on the ground : and he || Lord. Amen. took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to The Epistle. Rom. viii. 12. his disciples to set before them ; | BRETHREN, we are debtors (x), and they did set them before the not to the flesh, to live after the people. And they had a few small flesh. For if ye live after the 13. fishes: and he blessed, and com flesh (y), ye shall die : but if ye manded to set them also before through the Spirit (z) do morthem. So they did eat, and were tify (a) the deeds of the body (6), filled : and they took up of the ye shall live. For as many as are 14.
are detailed, Matt xiv. 15. and Matt.
(u) “ The wilderness." According to Matt. xv. 29. it was near the sea of Gali. lee : and it was in Galilee that most of our Saviour's miracles were performed. See ante 175. Luke v. I. This miracle, like that of the five loaves among the five thousand, was peculiarly well timed: the people had been with our Saviour three days, and had nothing to eat ; and they were in the wilderness, where nothing was likely to be procured. It was also a miracle of compassion and mercy, and was capable of a typical application, implying a like power in our Saviour to
supply their spiritual wants. In John
" he that believeth on me shall never
their lame, their blind, dumb, maimed,
(x) “ Are debtors," i.e. have a duty v. 12. upon us.
(y) “ After the flesh,” i.e. in ,sin, in v. 13. the unrestrained indulgence of carnal propensities.
(z) “ Through the Spirit," i.e. for v.13. conscience sake, for the sake of Christianity ; from a sense that it is your duty.
(a) “ Mortify," i. e. overcome, resist v. 12. the gratification of.
W “ The deeds of the body," i.e. v.13. carnal propensities.