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MATT. XI. 25.
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Lord, who hath believed our report? | yet not the wisdom of this world, nor and to whom hath the arm of the of the princes of this world, that come Lord been revealed? Therefore they to nought: But we speak the wisdom could not believe, because that Esaias of God in a mystery, even the hidden said again, He hath blinded their eyes, wisdom, which God ordained before and hardened their heart; that they the world unto our glory: Which should not see with their eyes, nor none of the princes of this world understand with their heart, and be knew: for had they known it, they converted, and I should heal them, would not have crucified the Lord of xii. 38-40. (According as it is writ- glory, ii. 6-8. Let no man deceive ten, God hath given them the spirit of himself. If any man among you seemslumber, eyes that they should not eth to be wise in this world, let him besee, and ears that they should not come a fool, that he may be wise. For hear;) unto this day. And David the wisdom of this world is foolishness saith, Let their table be made a snare, with God. For it is written, He taketh and a trap, and a stumblingblock, the wise in their own craftiness. And and a recompence unto them: Let again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts their eyes be darkened, that they may of the wise, that they are vain, iii. not see, and bow down their back al- 18-20. But if our gospel be hid, way, Rom. xi. 8-10. For the preach- it is hid to them that are lost: In ing of the cross is to them that perish, whom the god of this world hath foolishness; but unto us which are blinded the minds of them which besaved it is the power of God. For it lieve not, lest the light of the glorious is written, I will destroy the wisdom gospel of Christ, who is the image of of the wise, and will bring to nothing God, should shine unto them. For the understanding of the prudent. we preach not ourselves, but Christ Where is the wise? where is the Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your Scribe? where is the disputer of this servants for Jesus' sake. For God, world? hath not God made foolish the who commanded the light to shine wisdom of this world? For after that out of darkness, hath shined in our in the wisdom of God the world by hearts, to give the light of the knowwisdom knew not God, it pleased ledge of the glory of God in the face God by the foolishness of preaching of Jesus Christ, 2 Cor. iv. 3-6. to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock; and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men ; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are; That no flesh should glory in his presence, 1 Cor. i. 18-29. Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect:
d And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven, Matt. xvi. 17. And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven, xviii. 3, 4. And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise? xxi. 16. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger, Ps. viii. 2. Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Then said I,
Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak, Jer. i. 5-7. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them, Mark x. 14-16.
Ναὶ ὁ πατὴς, ὅτι οὕτως ἐγένετο εὐδοκία ἔμπροσθέν σου.
Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
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was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, 2 Tim. i. 9.
καὶ οὐδεὶς ἐπιγινώσκει τὸν υἱὸν, εἰ μὴ ὁ παΠάντα μοι παρεδόθη ὑπὸ τοῦ πατρός μου· τής· οὐδ ̓ ἐτὸν πατέρα τὶς ἐπιγινώσκει, εἰ μὴ viòs, nai làv Bouλntaι ó viòs áronaλύψαι.
a All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and bno man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
a And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth, Matt. xxviii. 18. The Father loveth the
Son, and hath given all things into
his hand, John iii. 35. For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them, even so the Son quickena Why dost thou strive against him? eth whom he will. For the Father for he giveth not account of any of judgeth no man, but hath committed his matters, Job xxxiii. 13. De- all judgment unto the Son: that all claring the end from the beginning, men should honour the Son, even as and from ancient times the things they honour the Father. He that that are not yet done, saying, My honoureth not the Son honoureth not counsel shall stand, and I will do all the Father which hath sent him. my pleasure, Isa. xlvi. 10. There- Verily, verily, I say unto you, He fore hath he mercy on whom he that heareth my word, and believeth will have mercy, and whom he will on him that sent me, hath everlasting he hardeneth, Rom. ix. 18. O the life, and shall not come into condemdepth of the riches both of the wisdom nation; but is passed from death unto and knowledge of God! how un- life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, searchable are his judgments, and his The hour is coming, and now is, when ways past finding out! For who hath the dead shall hear the voice of the known the mind of the Lord? or who Son of God: and they that hear shall hath been his counsellor? Or who live. For as the Father hath life in hath first given to him, and it shall himself; so hath he given to the Son be recompensed unto him again? For to have life in himself; And hath of him, and through him, and to him, given him authority to execute judgare all things: to whom be glory for ment also, because he is the Son of ever. Amen, xi. 33-36. Having man. Marvel not at this: for the made known unto us the mystery of his hour is coming, in the which all that will, according to his good pleasure are in the graves shall hear his voice, which he hath purposed in himself: And shall come forth; they that have In whom also we have obtained an done good, unto the resurrection of inheritance, being predestinated ac- life; and they that have done evil, cording to the purpose of him who unto the resurrection of damnation, worketh all things after the counsel. 21-29., Jesus knowing that the of his own will, Eph. i. 9. 11. According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord, iii. 11. Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which
Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God, xiii. 3. As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him, xvii. 2. For he must reign, till he
hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith, all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him, 1 Cor. xv. 23-27. Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the Church, which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all, Eph. i. 20-23. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father, Phil. ii. 9-11. Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the Captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings, Heb. ii. 8-10. Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him, 1 Pet. iii. 22.
All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him, Luke x. 22. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep, John x. 15.
No man hath seen God at any
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time; the only-begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him, John i. 18. Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father, vi. 46. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? xiv. 6-9. As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent, xvii. 2,3. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word, 6. O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them, 25, 26. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: [but] he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also, 1 John ii. 23. And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life, v. 19, 20. Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son, 2 John 9.
Δεῦτε πρός με πάντες οἱ κοπιῶντες καὶ πεφορτισμένοι, κἀγὼ ἀναπαύσω ὑμᾶς. a Come unto me, all ye that labour
cand are heavy laden, and I will give
a Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. Surely, shall one say, in the Lord have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory, Isa. xlv. 22-25. Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David, Iv. 1-3. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out, John vi. 37. In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink, vii. 37. And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely, Rev. xxii. 17.
b For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers, Matt. xxiii. 4. Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward, Job v. 7. Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble, xiv. 1. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer, Ps. xxxii. 4. For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me, xxxviii. 4. For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we
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troubled. Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away, xc. 7-10. All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit, Eccl. i. 8. 14. For what hath man of all his labour, and of the vexation of his heart, wherein he hath laboured under the sun? For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart taketh not rest in the night. This is also vanity, ii. 22, 23. There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail, iv. 8. Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evil-doers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward, Ïsa. i. 4. To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified, lxi. 3. For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word, lxvi. 2. Wherewith shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt-offerings? with calves of a year old? Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? He hath shewed thee,
O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? Mic. vi. 6-8. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? Acts xv. 10. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin, Rom. vii. 22-25. Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage, Gal. v. 1.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart and ye shall find rest unto your souls, ver. 29. That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked, Ps. xciv. 13. Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee, cxvi. 7. And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious, Isa. xi. 10. To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear, xxviii. 12. Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go. O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea, xlviii. 17, 18. Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein, Jer. vi. 16. And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 2 Thes.
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a Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock, Matt. vii. 24. While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him, xvii. 5. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them, John xiii. 17. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Judah saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings; and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me, xiv. 21-24. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you, xv. 10-14. To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law, 1 Cor.