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MATT. XVIII. 14.

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VER. 14.

Οὕτως οὐκ ἔστι θέλημα ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ πατρὸς ὑμῶν, τοῦ ἐν οὐρανοῖς, ἵνα ἀπόληται εἷς τῶν μικρῶν τούτων.

Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

a Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom, Luke xii. 32. And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day, John vi. 39, 40. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one, x. 27-30. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the Scripture might be fulfilled, xvii. 12. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth? Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also

separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, Fof thy sake we are killed all the day or peril, or sword? As it is written, long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord, Rom. viii. 28-39. Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace, Eph. i.5-7. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time, 1 Pet. i. 3-5.

b See on chap. v. ver. 16. clauses 3, 4.

He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young, Isa. xl. 11. Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered, and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones, Zech. xiii. 7. So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs, John xxi. 15. And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? But

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when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend, 1 Cor. viii. 11-13. Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory, 2 Tim. ii. 10. And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed, Heb. xii. 13.

VER. 15.

Ἐὰν δὲ ἁμαρτήσῃ εἰς σὲ ὁ ἀδελφός σου, ὕπαγε, καὶ ἔλεγξον αὐτὸν μεταξύ σου καὶ αὐτοῦ μόνου· ἐάν σου ἀκούσῃ, ἐκέρδησας τὸν

ἀδελφόν σου.

Moreover, if thy brother shall trespass against thee, bgo and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

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neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another: Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away, Prov. xxv. 9, 10.

C The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise, Prov. xi. 30. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good, Rom. xii. 21. For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might

gain them that are under the law ; Το 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. ix. 19-21. Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the a So likewise shall my heavenly Fa- error of his way shall save a soul from ther do also unto you, if ye from your death, and shall hide a multitude of hearts forgive not every one his bro- sins, Jam. v. 19, 20. Likewise, ye ther their trespasses, ver. 35. Take wives, be in subjection to your own husheed to yourselves: if thy brother tres-bands; that, if any obey not the word, pass against thee, rebuke him; and if they also may without the word be he repent, forgive him. And if he tres- won by the conversation of the wives, pass against thee seven times in a 1 Pet. iii. 1. day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him, Luke xvii. 3, 4. But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren, 1 Cor. vi. 6-8. Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye, Col. iii. 13.

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b Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him, Lev. xix. 17. Let the righteous smite me, it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities, Psal. cxli. 5. Debate thy cause with thy

VER. 16.

Ἐὰν δὲ μὴ ἀκούσῃ, παράλαβε μετὰ σου ἔτι ἕνα ἢ δύο· ἵνα ἐπὶ στόματος δύο μαρτύρων ἢ τριῶν σταθῆ πᾶν ῥῆμα·

But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, a that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

a Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die, Num. xxxv. 30. At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death: but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death, Deut. xvii. 6. One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established, xix. 15. It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true, John viii. 17. This is the third time

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I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established, 2 Cor. xiii. 1. Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses, 1 Tim. v. 19. He that despised Moses' law died without mercy, under two or three witnesses, Heb. x. 28. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one, 1 John v. 7, 8. And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth, Rev. xi. 3.

VER. 17.

Ἐὰν δὲ παρακούσῃ αὐτῶν, εἰπὲ τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ· ἐὰν δὲ καὶ τῆς ἐκκλησίας παρακούσῃ, ἔστω σοι ὥσπερ ὁ ἐθνικὸς καὶ ὁ τελώνης.

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Jesus, 1 Cor. v. 4, 5. Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? vi. 1-4.

b Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple, Rom. xvi. 17, 18. I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or

And if he shall neglect to hear them, a tell it unto the Church: but if he neglect to hear the Church, b let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a Publican. And in those days, when the num-covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, ber of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business, Acts vi. 1 -3. And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter. And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made a choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the Gospel, and believe, xv. 6, 7. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord | VOL. I.

or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one, no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person, 1 Cor. v. 9-13. Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us, 2 Thes. iii. 6. And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother, 14, 15. Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself, 1 Tim. vi. 5. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds, 2 John 10, 11.

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VER. 18. ̓Αμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, ὅσα ἐὰν δήσητε ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, ἔσται δεδεμένα ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ· καὶ ὅσα ἐὰν λύσητε ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, ἔσται λελυμένα ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ.

Verily I say unto you, a Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

a And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth

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soever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven, Matt. xvi. 19. He that hateth me, hateth my Father also, John xv. 23. For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things. That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye do well. Fare ye well, Acts xv. 28, 29. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus, 1 Cor. v. 4, 5. To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things? 2 Cor. ii. 16. And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth: I know thy works: Behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name, Rev. iii. 7,8. See also on chap. xvi. ver. 19.

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VER. 19.

Πάλιν λέγω ὑμῖν, ὅτι ἐὰν δύο ὑμῶν συμφωνήσωσιν ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς περὶ παντὸς πράγματος οὗ ἐὰν αἰτήσωνται, γενήσεται αὐτοῖς παρὰ τοῦ πατρός μου, τοῦ ἐν οὐρανοῖς.

Again I say unto you, a That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask,b it shall be

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a And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer believing, ye shall receive, Matt. xxi. 22. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when receive them, and ye shall have them, ye pray, believe that ye Mark xi. 24. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done John xv. 7. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you, 16. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren, Acts i. 14. And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting, ii. 1, 2. And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is: Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things? The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ. For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done. And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness, iv. 24— 31. But we will give ourselves con

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MATT. XVIII. 19, 20.

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name, he will give it you.
have ye asked nothing in my name :
ask, and ye shall receive, that your
joy may be full, xvi. 23, 24. See also
on chap. vi. ver. 7. clause 1.

VER. 20.

Οὗ γάρ εἰσι δύο ἢ τρεῖς συνηγμένοι εἰς τὸ ἐμὸν ὄνομα, ἐκεῖ εἰμι ἐν μέσῳ αὐτῶν.

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, b there am I in the midst of them.

a The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be, Gen. xlix. 10. Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Thess. i. 1. And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellow-soldier, and to the church in thy house, Philem. 2.

tinually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word, vi. 4. Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the Church unto God for him, xii. 5. And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the Gospel. For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak, Eph. vi. 19, 20. For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, Phil. i. 19. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed, Jam. v. 14-16. And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsover we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: II record my name, I will come unto do not say that he shall pray for it, 1 John v. 14-16. These are the two olive-trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will, Rev. xi. 4-6.

b And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it, John xiv. 13, 14. And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my

b Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matt. xxviii. 20. An altar of earth shalt thou make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where

thee, and I will bless thee, Exod. xx. 24. For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her, Zech. ii. 5. Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, before Abraham was, I am, John viii. 58. Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia: unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; And in the midst of the seven candlesticks, one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle, Rev. i. 11-13. Unto

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