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MATT. xxv. 14–17.

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nifold grace of God. If any man gain the more. And unto the Jews I speak, let him speak as the oracles of became as a Jew, that I might gain God; if any man minister, let him do the Jews; to them that are under the it as of the ability which God giveth: law, as under the law, that I might that God in all things may be glori- gain them that are under the law; fied through Jesus Christ, to whom To them that are without law, as be praise and dominion for ever and without law, (being not without law ever. Amen, 1 Pet. iv. 9-11. to God, but under the law to Christ,) VER. 15.

that I might gain them that are withKalauen idarxs TÉVTE Tánerta, a dè out law. To the weak became I as dúo, 8 fr. fxéttu natà tùy idiay sure weak, that I might gain the weak: I αμιν και απεδήμησεν ευθέως.

am made all things to all men, that I And unto one he gave a five *talents, to might by all means save some. And another two, and to another one ; to etery

this I do for the Gospel's sake, that I man according to his several ability; and might be partaker thereof with you, straightway took his journey.

1 Cor. ix. 16—23. But by the grace * A talent is 1871. 10s.

of God I am what I am: and his

grace which was bestowed upon me was a But he that knew not, and did com

not in vain ; but I laboured more mit things worthy of stripes, shall be abundantly than they all; yet not I, beaten with few stripes. For unto but the grace of God which was with whomsoever much is given, of him

me, xv. 10. But watch thou in all shall be much required : and to whom men have committed much, of him of an evangelist, make full proof of

things, endure afflictions, do the work they will ask the more, Luke xii. 48. thy ministry. For I am now ready to And he called his ten servants, and be offered, and the time of my depardelivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come, Luke fight, I have finished my course, I

ture is at hand. I have fought a good xix. 1S.

have kept the faith : Henceforth there VER. 16.

is laid up for me a crown of righteousTopeudeis dè ó Tà aérti Tálarta dabar, ness, which the Lord, the righteous ειργάσατο εν αυτοίς, και εποίησεν άλλα judge, shall give me at that day : and πέντε τάλαντα.

not to me only, but unto all them also Then he that had received the five ta- that love his appearing, 2 Tim. iv. 5 lents & went and traded with the same, ---8. and made them other five talents.

VER. 17. a For I will not dare to speak of Ωσαύτως και και τα δύο, έκέρδησε και any of those things which Christ hath | αυτός άλλα δύο. not wrought by me, to make the Gen- And likewise he that had received two, tiles obedient, by word and deed, a he also gained other two. Through mighty signs and wonders, a Now there was at Joppa a cerby the power of the Spirit of God; so tain disciple named Tabitha, which that from Jerusalem, and round about by interpretation is called Dorcas : unto Illyricum, I have fully preached this woman was full of good works the Gospel of Christ, Rom. xv. 18, 19. and almsdeeds which she did. And For though I preach the Gospel, I it came to pass in those days, that she have nothing to glory of: for necessity was sick, and died: whom when they is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, had washed, they laid her in an upper if I preach not the Gospel! For if I chamber. And forasmuch as Lydda do this thing willingly, I have a re- was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples ward: but if against my will, a dis- had heard that Peter was there, they pensation of the Gospel is committed sent unto him two men, desiring him

What is my reward then that he would not delay to come to Verily that, when I preach the Gospel, them. Then Peter arose and went I may make the Gospel of Christ with them. When he was come, they without charge, that I abuse not my brought him into the upper chamber : power in the Gospel. For though I be and all the widows stood by him free from all men, yet bave I made weeping, and shewing the coats and myself servant unto all, that I might | garments which Dorcas made, while

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MATT. XXV. 17-20.

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she was with them, Acts ix. 36-39. napkin, Luke xix. 20. That ye be not A devout man, and one that feared slothful, but followers of them who God with all his house, which gave through faith and patience inherit the much alms to the people, and prayed promises, Heb. vi. 12. As every to God alway, x. 2. Then the dis- man hath received the gift, even so ciples, every man according to his minister the same one to another, as ability, determined to send relief unto good stewards of the manifold grace the brethren which dwelt in Judæa : of God, 1 Pet. iv, 10. For if these which also they did, and sent it to things be in you, and abound, they the elders by the hands of Barnabas make you that ye shall neither be and Saul, xi. 29, 30. Well reported barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of for good works; if she have brought of our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 Pet. i. 8. up children, if she have lodged stran

VER. 19. gers, if she have washed the saints'

Μετά δε χρόνον πολύν έρχεται ο κύριος feet, if she have relieved the aflicted, | των δούλων εκείνων, και συναίρει μετ' αυτών if she have diligently followed every aéyou. good work, 1 Tim. v. 10. For God is

After a a long time the lord of those not unrighteous to forget your work

servants cometh, band reckoneth with and labour of love, which ye have

them. shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do they all slumbered and slept, ver. 5.

a While the bridegroom tarried, minister. And we desire that every But and if that evil servant shall one of you do shew the same diligence in his heart, My lord delayeth his

say to the full assurance of hope unto the end, Heb. vi. 10, 11. As every man

coming, Matt. xxiv. 48. hath received the gift, even so minister

bSee on chap. xviii. ver. 23. clause 2.

VER. 20. the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of

Και προσελθών και τα πέντε τάλαντα God, 1 Pet. iv. 10.

λαβών, προσήνεγκεν άλλα πέντε τάλαντα,

λέγων· Κύριε, πέντε τάλαντά μοι παρέVER. 18.

δωκας: ιδε, άλλα πέντε τάλαντα έκέρδησα ο δε το εν λαβών, απελθών ώρυξεν εν επ' αυτούς. τη γη, και απέκρυψε το αργύριον του

And so he that had received five talents

came and brought other five talents, sayBut he that had received one, went and ing, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five digged in the eurth, a and hid his lord's talents: a behold, I have gained beside money.

them five talents more. a He also that is slothful in his a Then came the first, saying, Lord, work is brother to him that is a thy pound hath gained ten pounds. great waster, Prov. xviii. 9. The And he said unto him, Well, thou slothful man saith, There is a lion in good servant: because thou hast been the way; a lion is in the streets. As faithful in a very little, have thou the door turneth upon his hinges, so authority over ten cities, Luke xix. doth the slothful upon his bed. The 16, 17. But none of these things slothful hideth his band in his bosom; move me, neither count I my life dear it grieveth him to bring it again to his unto myself, so that I might finish my mouth. The sluggard is wiser in his course with joy, and the ministry, own conceit than seven men that can which I have received of the Lord render a reason, xxvi. 13--16. Thus Jesus, to testify the Gospel of the speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, grace of God, Acts xx. 24. But by This people say, The time is not come, the grace of God, I am what I am: the time that the LORD's house should and his grace which was bestowed be built. Then came the word of the upon me was not in vain; but I laLORD by Haggai the prophet, saying, boured more abundantly than they Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in all: yet not I, but the grace of God your ceiled houses, and this house lie which was with me, 1 Cor. xv. 10. waste? Hag. i. 2-4. And another Whereunto I also labour, striving accame, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy cording to his working, which workpound, which I have kept laid up in a leth in me mightily, Col. i. 29.

κυρίου αυτού. /

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MATT. XXV. 21.

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VER. 21.

behold, the devil shall cast some of "Eon dè avto ó xiguos aütcīEŭ, deīns you into prison, that ye may be tried; αγαθέ και πιστί: εαι ολίγα ής πιστός, be thou faithful unto death, and I

and ye shall have tribulation ten days : επί πολλών σε καταστήσω είσελθε εις την | will give thee a crown of life, Rev. ii. χαραν του κυρίου σου.

10. And he that overcometh, and His lord said unto him, a Well done, keepeth my works unto the end, to thou good and faithful servant; thou him will ỉ give power over the nahust been faithful over a few things, b I tions: and he shall rule them with a will make thee ruler over many things: rod of iron ; as the vessels of a potter center thou into the joy of thy lord.

shall they be broken to shivers : even a And thus did Hezekiah through as I received of my Father. And I out all Judah, and wrought that which will give him the morning star, 26was good and right and truth before 28. To him that overcometh will I the LORD his God. And in every grant' to sit with me in my throne, work that he began in the service of even as I also overcame, and am set the house of God, and in the law, and down with my Father in his throne, in the commandments, to seek his iii. 21. He that overcometh shall God, he did it with all his heart, and inherit all things; and I will be his prospered, 2 Chron. xxxi. 20, 21. He God, and he shall be my son, xxi. 7. that is faithful in that which is least •For thou wilt not leave my soul is faithful also in much: and he that in hell ; neither wilt thou suffer thine is unjust in the least is unjust also in Holy One to see corruption. Thou much, Luke xvi. 10. But he is a Jew, wilt shew me the path of life : in thy which is one inwardly; and circum- presence is fulness of joy; at thy right cision is that of the heart, in the spirit, hand there are pleasures for evermore, and not in the letter; whose praise Psal. xvi. 10, 11. If any man serve is not of men, but of God, Rom. ii. 29. let him follow me; and where I Therefore judge nothing before the there shall also my servant be: time, until the Lord come, who both if any man serve me, him will my will bring to light the hidden things of Father honour, John xii. 26. And if darkness, and will make manifest the I go and prepare a place for you, I counsels of the hearts : and then shall will come again, and receive you unto every man have praise of God, 1 Cor. myself; that where I am, there ye iv. 5. Wherefore we labour, that, may be also, xiv. 3. Father, I will whether present or absent, we may be that they also, whom thou hast given accepted of him, 2 Cor. v. 9. For me, be with me where I am; that not he that commendeth himself is ap- they may behold my glory, which thou proved, but whom the Lord commend hast given me: for thou lovedst me eth, x. 18. That the trial of your before the foundation of the world, faith, being much more precious than xvii. 24, For I am in a strait betwixt of gold that perisheth, though it be two, having a desire to depart, and tried with fire, might be found unto to be with Christ; which is far better, praise and honour and glory at the Phil. i. 23. If we suffer, we shall also appearing of Jesus Christ, 1 Pet. i. 7. reign with him : if we deny him, he

6 Verily I say unto you, That he also will deny us, 2 Tim. ii. 12. shall make him ruler over all his Looking unto Jesus the author and goods, Matt. xxiv. 47. Of a truth I finisher of our faith ; who for the joy say unto you, that he will make him that was set before him endured the ruler over all that he hath, Luke xii. | cross, despising the shame, and is set 44. Ye are they which have con- down at the right hand of the throne tinued with me in my temptations. of God, Heb. xii. 2. Whom having And I appoint unto you a kingdom, not seen, ye love; in whom, though as my Father hath appointed unto me; now ye see kim not, yet believing, That ye may eat and drink at my / ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and table in my kingdom, and sit on full of glory, 1 Pet. i. 8. For the thrones judging the twelve tribes of Lamb which is in the midst of the Israel, xxii. 28-30. Fear none of throne shall feed them, and shall lead those things which thou shalt suffer : I them unto living fountains of waters :

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MATT. XXV. 21-24.

But we

and God shall wipe away all tears | φώς, είπε. Κύριε, έγιων σε ότι σκληρός εί from their eyes, Rev. vii. 17, άνθρωπος, θερίζων όπου ουκ έσπειρας, και VER. 22.

συνάγων όθεν ου διεσκόρπισας: Προσελθών δε και και τα δύο τάλαντα Then he which had received the one λαβών, είπε: Kógie, dúo Tálará ueal talent came and said, a Lord, I knew sazidwraçı ide, arra dúo rádarta ixép- thee that thou art an hard man, reuping δησα επ' αυτούς.

where thou hast not sown, and gathering He also that had received two talents where thou hast not strawed : came, and said, Lord, thou deliveredst

a See on Matt. vii. 21. clause 1. unto me two talents: behold, a I have

b Wherefore have we fasted, say gained two other talents beside them.

they, and thou seest not? wherefore a And the second came, saying, have we afflicted our soul, and thou Lord, thy pound hath gained five takest no knowledge? Behold, in the pounds. And he said likewise to him, day of


ye find pleasure, and Be thou also over five cities. Luke

exact all your labours, Isa. lviii. 3. xix. 18, 19. Having then gifts differ. As for the word that thou hast spoken ing according to the grace that is unto us in the name of the Lord, we given to us, whether prophecy, let us will not hearken unto thee. prophesy according to the proportion of will certainly do whatsoever thing faith ; Or ministry, let us wuit on our goeth forth out of our own mouth, to ministering: or he that teacheth, on burn incense unto the queen of heaven, teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on and to pour out drink offerings unto exhortation : he that giveth, let him her, as we have done, we, and our fado it with simplicity; he that ruleth, thers, our kings, and our princes, in with diligence; he that sheweth mer- the cities of Judah, and in the streets cy, with cheerfulness, Rom. xii. 6-8; of Jerusalem : for then had we plenty For if there be first a willing mind, it of victuals, and were well, and saw no is accepted according to that a man evil. But since we left off to bum hath, and not according to that he incense to the queen of heaven, and to hath not, 2 Cor. viii. 12.

pour out drink offerings unto her, we VER. 23.

have wanted all things, and have been "Εφη αυτώ ο κύριος αυτού Eữ, doữne consumed by the sword and by the αγαθέ και πιστέ: επι λίγα ής πιστός, έπι | famine, Jer. xliv. 16-18. πολλών σε καταστήσω» εισελθε εις την say, The way of the LoRD is not χαράν του κυρίου σου.

equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; His lord said unto him, a Well done, Is not my way equal? are not your good and faithful servant ; thou hast ways unequal? When a righteous been faithful over a few things, I will man turneth away from his righteousmake thee ruler over many things: enter

ness, and committeth iniquity, and thou into the joy of thy lord.

dieth in them; for his iniquity that he

hath done shall he die. Again, when a And Jesus sat over against the the wicked man turneth away from treasury, and bebeld how the people his wickedness that he hath com. cast money into the treasury: and mitted, and doeth that which is lawful many that were rich cast in much and right, he shall save his soul alive. And there came a certain poor widow, Because he considereth, and turneth and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto he hath committed, he shall surely

away from all his transgressions that him his disciples, and saith unto them, live, he shall not die. Yet saith the Verily I say unto you, That this poor house of Israel, The way of the LORD widow hath cast more in, than all they is not equal. O house of Israel, are which have cast into the treasury: not my ways equal? are not your For all they did cast in of their abun. dance; but she of her want did cast But ye have profaned it, in that ye

ways unequal? Ezek. xviii. 2599. in all that she had, even all her living, say, "The table of the Lord is polMark xii. 41-44.

luted ; and the fruit thereof, even his VER. 24.

meat, is contemptible. Ye said also, Προσελθών δε και και το εν τάλαντον είλη- Bebold, what a weariness is it! and

Yet ye


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MATT. xxv. 24-27,

A. D. 33. ye have snuffed at it, saith the LORD Fã Toongè donae rad éxempê, odus of hosts; and ye brought that which | θερίζω όπου ουκ έσπειρα, και συνάγω εθεν was torn, and the lame, and the sick; où degrégiao thus ye brought an offering : should I His lord answered and said unto him, accept this of your hand? saith the Thou wicked and slothful seruant, thor LORD, Mal. i. 12, 13. Ye have said, knewest that I reap where I sowed not, It is vain to serve God: and what and gather where I have not strawed: profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked

a Then his Lord, after that he mournfully before the Lord of hosts? had called him, said unto him, 0 thou And now we call the proud happy ; wicked servant, I forgave thee all that yea, they that work wickedness are

debt, because thou desiredst me, set up; yea, they that tempt God are

Matt. xviii. 32. For thy mouth uteven delivered, iii. 14, 15. And he tereth thine iniquity, and thou choosanswering said to his father, Lo, these

est the tongue of the crafty. Thine many years do I serve thee, neither

own mouth condemneth thee, and not transgressed I at any time thy com

: yea,

own lips testify against mandment: and yet thou

thee, Job xv. 5, 6.

nevergavest me a kid, that I might make merry

VER. 27. with my friends, Luke xv. 29. And another came, saying, Lord, behold,

"Εδει ούν σε βαλείν το αργύριόν μου τους here is thy pound, which I have kept τραπεζίταις και ελθών εγώ έκομισάμην laid up in a napkin : For I feared as éjày cùs tóxạ. thee, because thou art an austere Thou a oughtest therefore to have put man: thou takest up that thou lay my money to the ecchangers, and then at edst not down, and reapest that thou my coming I should have received mine didst not sow, xix, 20. Because the

own b with usury. carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of

a And he saith unto him, Out of God, neither indeed can be, Rom. thine own mouth will I judge thee, viii. 7.

thou wicked servant. Thou knewest VER. 25.

that I was an austere man, taking up Και φοβηθείς, απελθών έκρυψα το τά- I did not sow:

that I laid not down, and reaping that

Wherefore then λαντόν σου εν τη γη ίδε, έχεις το σόν.

gavest not thou my money into the And I a was afraid, and went and bank, that at my coming I might hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou have required mine own with usury? hast that is thine.

Luke xix. 22, 23. Now we know * For ye have not received the spi- that what things soever the law saith, rit of bondage again to fear; but ye law: that every mouth may be stop

it saith to them who are under the have received the Spirit of adoption, wherel y we cry, Abba, Father, Rom.

ped, and all the world may become viii

. 15. Wherefore I put thee in re- guilty before God, Rom. iii. 19. To membrance that thou stir up the gift execute judgment upon all, and to of God, which is in thee by the put convince all that are ungodly among ting on of my hands. For God hath them of all their ungodly deeds which not given us the spirit of fear; but of they have ungodly committed, and of power, and of love, and of a sound all their hard speeches which ungodly mind, 2 Tim. i. 6,7. But the fearful, sinners have spoken against them,

Jude 15. and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers,

b Thou shalt not lend upon usury to and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all thy brother: usury of money, usury of liars, shall have their part in the lake victuals, usury of any thing that is which burneth with fire and brim lent upon usury : Unto a stranger stone: which is the second death, thou mayest lend upon usury; but Rev. xxi. 8.

unto thy brother thou shalt not lend VER. 26.

upon usury: that the Lord thy God

may bless thee in all that thou settest 'Ασοκριθείς δε ο κύριος αυτού, είπεν αυ- I thine hand to in the land whither


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