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would slay them, 22-25. Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die, 2 Sam. xii. 14. Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! Luke xvii. 1. Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God? For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written, Rom. ii. 23, 24. 1 will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. For some are already turned aside after Satan, 1 Tim. v. 14, 15. Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed, vi. 1. To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed, Tit. ii. 5. Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you, 8. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of, 2 Pet. ii. 2.

b And when ye shall hear of wars, and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet, Mark xiii. 7. For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you, 1 Cor. xi. 19. Let no man deceive you by any means for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what with-holdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work only he who now letteth will let, until he be

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taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness, 2 Thess. ii. 3—12. Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy ; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth, 1 Tim. iv. 1-3. This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away, 2 Tim. iii. 1-5. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables, iv. 3, 4. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ, Jude 4.

The Son of man shall send forth

his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity: And

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herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death: and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works, 20-23. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth and all the fowls were filled with their flesh, xix. 20, 21.

shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth, Matt. xiii. 41, 42. But woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in, xxiii. 13. The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born, xxvi. 24. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandize of you whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not, 2 Pet. ii. 3. Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; But was rebuked for his ini"quity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet. These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever, 15-17. Woe unto them, for they have gone into the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot and perished in the gainsaying of Core. offend thee, cut them off, and cast them These are spots in your feasts of cha- from thee: it is better for thee to enter rity, when they feast with you, feed-into life halt or maimed, rather than ing themselves without fear: clouds having two hands or two feet to be cast they are without water, carried about into everlasting fire. of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame ; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever,


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VER. 8.

Εἰ δὲ ἡ χείρ σου, ἢ ὁ σοῦς του σκανδαλί ζει σε, ἔκκοψον αὐτὰ, καὶ βάλε ἀπὸ σοῦ· καλόν σοι ἐστὶν εἰσελθεῖν εἰς τὴν ζωὴν χωλὸν κυλλὸν, ἢ δύο χεῖρας ἢ δύο πόδας ἔχοντα βληθῆναι εἰς τὸ πῶς τὸ αἰώνιον.

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a See on chap. v. verses 29, 30. VER. 9.

Καὶ εἰ ὁ ὀφθαλμός σου σκανδαλίζει σε, ἔξελε αὐτὸν, καὶ βάλε ἀπὸ σοῦ· καλόν σοι ἐστὶ μονόφθαλμον εἰς τὴν ζωὴν εἰσελθεῖν, ἢ δύο ὀφθαλμοὺς ἔχοντα βληθῆναι εἰς τὴν γέεν ναν τοῦ πυρός.

a And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell-fire.

Jude 11-13. But I have a few things
against thee, because thou hast there
them that hold the doctrine of Ba-
laam, who taught Balak to cast a
stumblingblock before the children
of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto
idols, and to commit fornication. So
hast thou also them that hold the
doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which
thing I hate, Rev. ii. 14, 15. Not-
withstanding I have a few things
against thee, because thou sufferest | ρῶν τούτων·
that woman Jezebel, which calleth | λοι αὐτῶν ἐν

a See on chap. v. verses 29, 30. VER. 10. καταφρονήσητε ἑνὸς τῶν μικλέγω γὰρ ὑμῖν, ὅτι οἱ ἄγγε οὐρανοῖς διὰ παντὸς βλέπουσι

Ορᾶτε μὴ

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τὸ πρόσωπον τοῦ πατρός μου τοῦ ἐν οὐρα | shall give his angels charge over thee,


νοῖς. Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is

in heaven.

a A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory, Matt. xii. 20. Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him, Rom. xiv. 1-3. He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his Holy Spirit, 1 Thess. iv. 8. Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity, 1 Tim. iv. 12.

b 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. 20. And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, ii. 13. And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim, Gen. xxxii. 1, 2. And he answered, Fear not for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha, 2 Kings vi. 16, 17. The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them, Psal. xxxiv. 7. Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure, Psal. ciii. 20, 21. For he


to keep thee in all thy ways, xci. 11. Bless the LORD, O my soul,-Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire, civ. 1. 4. I saw also the LORD sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly, Isa. vi. 1, 2. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him : thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him, Dan, vii. 10. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried, Luke xvi. 22. But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, Acts v. 19. He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius, x. 3. And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands, xii. 7. For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve, xxvii. 23. Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? Heb. i. 14.

eSo Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem, and saw not the king's face, 2 Sam. xiv. 28. And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left, 1 Kings xxii. 19. And the next unto him was Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media, which saw the king's face, and which sat the first in the kingdom, Esth. i. 14. As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness, Psal. xvii. 15. And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to

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speak unto thee, and to shew thee | sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not

these glad tidings, Luke i. 19.

See on chap. v. ver. 16. clause 4.

VER. 11.

Ἦλθε γὰρ ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου σῶσαι τὸ ἀπολωλός.

For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

a But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance, Matt. ix. 12, 13. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel, x. 6. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel, xv. 24. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry, Luke xv. 24. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found, 32. For

the son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost, xix. 10.

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved, John iii. 17. And if any man hear my words and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world, xii. 47. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief, 1 Tim.

i. 15.

VER. 12.

Τί ὑμῖν δοκεῖ; ἐὰν γένηταί τινι ἀνθρώπῳ ἑκατὸν πρόβατα, καὶ πλανηθῇ ἓν ἐξ αὐτῶν· οὐχὶ ἀφεὶς τὰ ἐννενηκονταεννέα, ἐπὶ τὰ ὄρη πορευθεὶς, ζητεῖ τὸ πλανώμενον ;

How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?

a And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out, Matt. xii. 11. I have gone astray like a lost

forget thy commandments, Psal. cxix. 176. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all, Isa. liii. 6. My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their resting place, Jer. 1. 6. For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country. I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel. I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD. I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment. And as for you, O my flock, thus saith the Lord GoD; Behold, I judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams

and the he goats. Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your pastures? and to have drunk of the deep waters, but ye must foul the residue with your feet? And as for my flock, they eat that which ye have trodden with your feet; and they drink that which ye have fouled with your feet. Therefore thus saith the Lord GoD unto them; Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat cattle and between the lean cattle. Because ye have thrust with side and with

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MATT. XVIII. 12, 13.

shoulder, and pushed all the diseased |
with your horns, till ye have scattered
them abroad; Therefore will I save
my flock, and they shall no more be a
prey; and I will judge between cattle
and cattle. And I will set up one shep-
herd over them, and he shall feed
them, even my servant David; he
shall feed them, and he shall be their
shepherd, Ezra xxxiv. 11-23. What
man of you, having an hundred sheep,
if he lose one of them, doth not leave
the ninety and nine in the wilderness,
and go after that which is lost, until
he find it? Luke xv. 4. I am the
good shepherd the good shepherd
giveth his life for the sheep, John
For ye were as sheep going
astray; but are now returned unto the
shepherd and bishop of your souls,
1 Pet. ii. 25.

x. 11.


bAnd he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace, 1 Kings xxii. 17. My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them, Ezek. xxxiv. 6.

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heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them: And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me. Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good; and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul, Jer. xxxii. 37-41. Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy, Mic. vii. 18. The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty: he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing, Zeph. iii. 17. And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and till she find it ? And when she hath sweep the house, and seek diligently found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the preHe shall see of the travail of his sence of God over one sinner that resoul, and shall be satisfied: by his penteth, Luke xv. 5-10. And bring knowledge shall my righteous servant hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and justify many; for he shall bear their let us eat and be merry: For this my iniquities, Isa. liii. 11. For as a son was dead, and is alive again; he young man marrieth a virgin, so shall was lost, and is found. And they thy sons marry thee; and us the bride- began to be merry, 23, 24. Jesus groom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall saith unto them, My meat is to do the thy God rejoice over thee, lxii. 5. Be- will of him that sent me, and to finish hold, I will gather them out of all his work. Say not ye, there are yet countries, whither I have driven them four months, and then cometh harvest? in mine anger, and in my fury, and behold, I say unto you, Lift up your in great wrath; and I will bring them eyes, and look on the fields; for they again unto this place, and I will cause are white already to harvest. And them to dwell safely: And they shall he that reapeth receiveth wages, and be my people, and I will be their gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that God. And I will give them one both he that soweth and he that reap

VER. 13.

Καὶ ἐὰν γένηται εὑρεῖν αὐτὸ, ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, ὅτι χαίρει ἐπ ̓ αὐτῷ μᾶλλον, ἢ ἐπὶ τοῖς ἐννενηκονταεννέα τοῖς μὴ πεπλανημέ



And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which

went not astray.

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