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Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire, iii. 12.

VER. 49.

Οὕτως ἔσται ἐν τῇ συντελείᾳ τοῦ αἰῶνος· ἐξελεύσονται οἱ ἄγγελοι, καὶ ἀφοριοῦσι τοὺς πονηροὺς ἐκ μέσου τῶν δικαιῶν·

So shall it be at the end of the world: a the angels shall come forth, band sever wicked from among the just,

a The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels, 39. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other, xxiv. 31.

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MATT. XIII. 48, 49. beside them five talents more. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. His lord said unto him, Well done good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed; And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left, 19-33. And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of

b And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding-garment? And he was speechless. Then said the King to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, For many are called, but few are chosen, Matt. xxii. 12-14. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not, xxv. 5-12. After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained

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And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire, Rev. xx. 12-15.

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But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples, Mark iv. 34. 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,

1 John v. 20.

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τῶν οὐρανῶν, ὅμοιός ἐστιν ἀνθρώπῳ οἰκοδε σπότῃ, ὅστις ἐκβάλλει ἐκ τοῦ θησαυροῦ αὑτοῦ καινὰ καὶ παλαιά.

Then said he unto them, Therefore every ascribe which is b instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things

new and old.

a See on clause 2. ver. 4. chap. ii. b And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life, 2 Cor. iii. 4-6. As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ, Col. i. 7. Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil, 1 Tim. iii. 6. But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the Church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory, 15, 16. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works, 2 Tim. iii. 16, 17. Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers, Tit. i. 9. Young men likewise exhort to be soberminded. In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, ii. 6, 7.

A good man out of the good treathings: and an evil man out of the evil sure of the heart bringeth forth good treasure bringeth forth evil things, Matt. xii. 35. The tongue of the just Ὁ δὲ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Διὰ τοῦτο πᾶς is as choice silver: the heart of the Γραμματεὺς, μαθητευθεὶς εἰς τὴν βασιλείαν | wicked is little worth. The lips of the

VER. 52.

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MATT. XIII. 52-54.

righteous feed many but fools die for want of wisdom, Prov. x. 20, 21. The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise, xi. 30. He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he. The wise in heart shall be called prudent and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning. Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it but the instruction of fools is folly. The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips. Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones, xvi. 20-24. Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge. For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips, xxii. 17, 18. And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs. The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth. The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd, Eccles. xii. 9-11. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus's sake. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us, 2 Cor. iv. 5-7. As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things, vi. 10. Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ. Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, Eph. iii. 4. 8. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing

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with grace in your hearts to the Lord,

Col. iii. 16.


A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one other; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another, John xiii. 34. Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning. Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth, 1 John ii. 7, 8.

VER. 53.

Καὶ ἐγένετο, ὅτε ἐτέλεσεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς τὰς παραβολὰς ταύτας, μετῇρεν ἐκεῖθεν.

had finished these parables, he departed And it came to pass, that when Jesus


VER. 54,

Καὶ ἐλθὼν εἰς τὴν πατρίδα αὐτοῦ, ἐδίδασκεν αὐτοὺς ἐν τῇ συναγωγῇ αὐτῶν· ὥστε ἐκπλήττεσθαι αὐτοὺς, καὶ λέγειν· Πόρ θεν τούτῳ ἡ σοφία αὕτη, καὶ αἱ δυνάμεις ;

And a when he was come into his own


country, he taught them in their synanished, and said, Whence hath this man gogue, insomuch that they were astothis wisdom, and these mighty works?

a And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene, Matt. ii. 23. And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him. And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands? Mark vi. 1, 2. And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read, Luke iv. 16.

b I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee, Psal. xxii. 22. I have preached righteousness in

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the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest. I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation, xl. 9, 10.

And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me, John vii. 15, 16. Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus, Acts iv. 13.

VER. 55.

Οὐχ οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ τοῦ τέκτονος υἱός; οὐχὶ ἡ μήτηρ αὐτοῦ λέγεται Μαριάμ ; καὶ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ αὐτοῦ Ἰάκωβος, καὶ Ἰωσῆς, καὶ Σίμων, καὶ Ἰούδας,

Is not this a the carpenter's son? bis not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

a But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people, Psal. xxii. 6. Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee, Isa. xlix.7. For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not, liii. 2, 3. Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him, Mark vi. 3. And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,

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Luke iii. 23. And all bare him wit-
ness, and wondered at the gracious
words which proceeded out of his
mouth. And they said, Is not this
Joseph's son? iv. 22. Philip findeth
Nathanael, and saith unto him, We
have found him, of whom Moses in
the law, and the prophets, did write,
Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
And Nathanael said unto him, Can
there any good thing.come out of Na-
zareth? Philip saith unto him, Come
and see, John i. 45, 46. And they
said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Jo-
seph, whose father and mother we
know? how is it then that he saith,
I came down from heaven? vi. 42.
Others said, This is the Christ. But
some said, Shall Christ come out of
Galilee? Hath not the Scripture said,
That Christ cometh of the seed of

David, and out of the town of Beth-
lehem, where David was vii. 41, 42.
We know that God spake unto Moses :
whence he is, ix. 29.
as for this fellow, we know not from

b Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost, Matt. i. 18-20.

VER. 56.

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MATT. XIII. 57, 58.-xiv. 1.

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And he said, Verily I say unto ❘ not your hearts, as in the provocation. you, No prophet is accepted in his For some, when they had heard, did own country, Luke iv. 24. For Jesus provoke: howbeit not all that came himself testified, that a prophet hath out of Egypt by Moses. But with no honour in his own country, John whom was he grieved forty years? iv. 44. For Moses truly said unto the was it not with them that had sinfathers, A prophet shall the 'Lord ned, whose carcases fell in the wilyour God raise up unto you of your derness? And to whom sware he that brethren, like unto me; him shall ye they should not enter into his rest, hear in all things whatsoever he shall but to them that believed not? So we say unto you. And it shall come to see that they could not enter in bepass, that every soul, which will not cause of unbelief, Heb. iii. 12-19. hear that prophet, shall be destroyed Seeing therefore it remaineth that from among the people, Acts iii.22,23. some must enter therein, and they to VER. 58. whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: (Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To-day, after so long a time; as it is said, To-day, if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.) Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief, iv. 6—11.

Καὶ οὐκ ἐποίησεν ἐκεῖ δυνάμεις πολλὰς, διὰ τὴν ἀπιστίαν αὑτῶν.

And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

a And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching, Mark vi. 5, 6. But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow. And many lepers were in | Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleans-heard of the fame of Jesus, ed, saving Naaman the Syrian. And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong, Luke iv. 25-29. Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear, Rom. xi. 20. Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To-day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end; While it is said, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden


Ἐν ἐκείνῳ τῷ καιρῷ ἤκουσεν Ἡρώδης ὁ τετράρχης τὴν ἀκοὴν τοῦ Ἰησοῦ·

At that time a Herod the btetrarch

a And king Herod heard of him ; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. Others said, That it is Elias. And others said that it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets. But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead, Mark vi. 14-16. And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod, viii. 15. Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead; And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others, that one of the old

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