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VER. 25. also which saw it told them by what Και ήκολούθησαν αυτώ όχλοι πολλοί means he that was possessed of the | από της Γαλιλαίας και Δεκαπόλεως και devils was healed. Then the whole | Ιεροσολύμων και Ιουδαίας, και πέραν του multitude of the country of the Gada- Plogdávou. renes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken

And there followed a him great multiwith great fear: and he went up into tudes of people from Galilee, and from the ship, and returned back again, viii.

Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and 27–37. How God anointed Jesus of from Judæa, and from beyond Jordun. Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and a And seeing the multitudes, he went with power: who went about doing up into a mountain : and when he was good, and healing all that were op- set, his disciples came unto him, Matti pressed of the devil; for God was with v.1. When he was come down from the him, Acts x. 38.

mountain, great multitudes followed e Lord, have mercy on my son : for him, viii. 1. But when Jesus knew it, he is lunatic, and sore vexed : for oft he withdrew himself from thence: and times he falleth into the fire, and oft great multitudes followed him, and he into the water, Matt. xvii. 15. healed them all, xii. 15. And great

And saying, Lord, my servant multitudes followed him; and he healed lieth at home sick of the palsy, griev- them there, xix. 2. But Jesus withously tormented, Matt. viii. 6. And drew himself with his disciples to the Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy sea; and a great multitude from Gaway; and as thou hast believed, so be lilee followed him, and from Judæa, it done unto thee. And his servant Mark iii. 7. And when the sabbathwas healed in the selfsame hour, day was come, he began to teach in 13. And, behold, they brought to him the synagogue : and many hearing a man sick of the palsy, lying on a him were astonished, saying, From bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said whence hath this mun these things? unto the sick of the palsy ; Son, be of and what wisdom is this which is given good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. unto him, that even such mighty works And, behold, certain of the scribes are wrought by his hands? vi. 2. And said within themselves, This man he came down with them, and stood blasphemeth And Jesus knowing in the plain, and the company of his their thoughts said, Wherefore think disciples, and a great multitude of ye evil in your hearts? For whether is people out of all Judæa and Jerusalem, easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven and from the sea-coast of Tyre and thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? But Sidon, which came to hear him, and that ye may know that the Son of man to be healed of their diseases, Luke hath power on earth to forgive sins, vi. 17. (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) b And he departed, and began to Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto publish in Decapolis how great things thine house. And he arose, and de- Jesus had done for him: and all men parted to his house. But when the did marvel, Mark v. 20. And again, multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and departing from the coasts of Tyre and glorified God, which had given such Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galipower unto men, ix. 2-8. And they lee, through the midst of the coasts of come unto him, bringing one sick of Decapolis, vii. 31. the palsy, which was borne of four,

CHAP. V.-VER. 1. Wben Jesus saw their faith, he said into the sick of the palsy, Son, thy xai, xaticartos aütcü, Apoñidor autom of

ΙΔΩΝ δε τους όχλους, ανέβη εις το όρος: sins be forgiven thee, Mark ii. 3. 5. And, behold, men brought in a bed a

μαθηταί αυτού. man which was taken with a palsy :

And seeing the a multitudes, b he went and they sought means to bring him up into a mountain : and when he was in,and lay him before him. And when set, « his disciples came unto him. he saw their faith, he said unto him, a See parallels on clause 1. ver. 25. Man, thy sins are forgiven thee, Luke ch. iv. v. 18. 20.

6 And Jesus departed from thence,

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and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee ; | dark sayings of old, Ps. lxxvii. 1, %. and went up into a mountain, and sat Hear; for I will speak of excellent down there. And great multitudes things ; and the opening of my lips came unto him, xv. 29. And he goeth shull be right things, Prov. viii. 6. Then up into a mountain, and calleth unto Philip opened his mouth, and began him whom he would: and they came un. at the same Scripture, and preached to him, Mark iii. 13. And a great mul- unto him Jesus, Acts viii. 35. Then titude followed him, because they saw Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of his miracles wbich he did on them that a truth I perceive that God is no re. were diseased. And Jesus went up specter of persons, x. 34. Praying alinto a mountain, and there he sat with ways—And for me, that utterance may his disciples, John vi. 2, 3. The same be given unto me, that I may open my day went Jesus out of the house, and mouth boldly, to make known the myssat by the sea-side. And great mul- tery of the gospel, Ephes. vi. 18, 19. titudes were gathered together unto

VER. 3. him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood Μακάριοι οι πτωχοί τω πνεύματι, ότι on the shore. And he spake many

αυτών έστιν η βασιλεία των ουρανών. things unto them in parables, saying, a Blessed are the b poor in spirit: for Matt. xiii. 1—3. And he went forth theirs is the kingdom of heaven. again by the sea-side ; and all the a Blessed is he whosoever shall not be multitude resorted unto him, and he offended in me, Matt. xi.6. Blessed are taught them, Mark ii. 13. And he your eyes, for they see: and your ears, arose from thence, and cometh into the for they hear, xiii. 16. Blessed is that coasts of Judæa by the farther side of servant, whom his Lord when he comJordan : and the people resort unto eth shall find so doing, xxiv. 46. Blesshim again ; and, as he was wont, he ed is the man that walketh not in the taught them again, x. 1. Then shall counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth ye begin to say, We have eaten and in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the drunk in thy presence, and thou hast seat of the scornful, Ps. i. 1. Kiss the taught in our streets, Luke xiii. 26. Son lest he be angry, and ye perish

c And when he had called unto him from the way, when his wrath is kinhis twelve disciples, he gave them "dled but a little. Blessed are all they power against unclean spirits, to cast that put their trust in him, ii. 12. Ó them out, and to heal all manner of Lord of Hosts, blessed is the man that sickness and all manner of disease, trusteth in thee, lxxxiv. 12. Blessed Matt. x. 1. And it came to pass, when are they that keep my ways, Prov. viii. Jesus had made an end of command- 32. The Lord is a God of judgment: ing his twelve disciples, he departed blessed are all they that wait for him, thence, xi. 1. And Jesus going up to Isa. Xxx. 18. Blessed are they that Jerusalem took the twelve disciples hear the word of God, and keep it, apart in the way, and said unto them, Luke xi. 21. Blessed are they that xx. 17. And when it was day, he have not seen, and yet have believed, called unto him his disciples : and of John xx. 29. Blessed is the man that them he chose twelve, whom also he endureth temptation : for when he is named apostles, Luke vi. 13.

tried, he shall receive the crown of VER. 2.

life, which the Lord bath promised to Kai árolfas tò crópa airdī, iddaoney them that love him, James i. 12. αυτούς, λέγων·

Blessed are they which are called unAnd he opened his mouth, and taught Rev. xix. 9.

to the marriage-supper of the Lamb, them, saying,

b At that time Jesus answered and I will open my mouth in parables ; said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord I will utter things which have been of heaven and earth, because thou hast kept secret from the foundation of the hid these things from the wise and world, Matt. xiii. 35. Give ear, O my prudent, and hast revealed them unpeople, to my law : incline your ears to to babes, Matt. xi. 25. And Jesus the words of my mouth: I will open called a little child unto him, and set my mouth in a parable : I will utter / him in the midst of them, and said, Vefor


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A. D. 31. rily I say unto you, Except ye be con

VER. 4. verted, and become as little children,

Μακάριοι οι πενθούντες, ότι αυτοί παραye shall not enter into the kingdom of κληθήσονται. heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the

Blessed are they a thut mourn: same is greatest in the kingdom of they b shall be comforted. heaven, xviii. 2--4. I have heard of a Hide not thy face from thy servant; thee by the hearing of the ear: but for I am in trouble : hear me speedily, now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore Ps. lxix. 17. I am poor, and sorrow I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ful: let thy salvation, o God, set me ashes, Job xlii. 5,6. The Lord is nigh up on high, 29. The sorrows of unto them that are of a broken heart; death compassed me, and the pains of and saveth such as be of a contrité hell gat hold upon me: I found trouspirit, Ps. xxxiv. 18. But I am poor ble and sorrow, Then called I upon and needy; yet the LORD thinketh upon the name of the Lord,cxvi. 3,4. But me, Ps. xl. 17. The sacrifices of God they that escape of them shall escape, are a broken spirit : a broken and a and shall be on the mountains like contrite heart, o God, thou wilt not doves of the valleys, all of them despise, li. 17. But I am poor, and mourning, every one for his iniquity, sorrowful: let thy salvation, o God, Fzek. vii. 16. And I will pour upon set me up on high, lxix. 29. But I am the house of David, and upon the inpoor and needy; make baste unto me, habitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of O God: thou art my help and my de- grace and of supplications: and they liverer ; O Lord, make no tarrying, shall look upon me whom they have lxx.5. Bow down thine ear, O LORD, pierced, and they shall mourn for bear me, for I am poor and needy, him, as one mourneth for his only son, lxxxvi. 1. Better it is to be of an hum and shall be in bitterness for him, as ble spirit with the lowly, than to divide one that is in bitterness for his firstthe spoil with the proud, Prov. xvi. born. In that day shall there be a great 19. Honour shall uphold the humble mourning in Jerusalem, as the mournin spirit, xxix. 23. Thus saith the ing of Hadadrimmon in the valley of High and lofty One that inhabiteth Megiddon. And the land shall mourn, eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell every family apart, Zech. xii. 10–12. in the high and holy pluce, with him b They that sow in tears shall reap also that is of a contrite and bumble in joy. He that goeth forth and spirit; to revive the spiritof the hum- weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall ble, and to revive the heart of the con- doubtless come again with rejoicing, trite ones, Isa. Ivii. 15. The Spirit of bringing his sheaves with him, Ps. the Lord God is upon me; because the cxxvi. 5, 6. And in that day thou LORD hath anointed me to preach good shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee : tidings unto the meek, lxi. 1. To this though thou wastangry with me, thine man will I look, even to him that is poor anger is turned away, and thou comand of a contrite spirit, and trembleth fortedst me, Isa. xii. 1. He will swalat my word, lxvi. 2. He hath shewed low up death in victory; and the Lord thee, 0 man, what is good, and what God will wipe away tears from off all doth the LORD require of thee, but to faces, xxv. 8. For the people shall do justly, and to love mercy, and to dwell in Zion at Jerusalem : thou shalt walk humbly with thy God? Mic. vi. weep no more : he will be very gra8. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, cious unto thee at the voice of thy because he hath anointed me to preach cry; when he shall hearit, he will anthe gospel to the poor, Luke iv. 18. swer thee, xxx. 19. And the ranAnd he lifted up his eyes on his disci- somed of the Lord shall return, and ples, and said, Blessed be ye poor : for come to Zion with songs and everlastyours is the kingdom of God, vi. ing joy upon their heads: they shall 20. He that humbleth himself shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow be exalted, xviii. 14. Humble your- and sighing shall filee away, xxxv. 10. selves in the sight of the Lord, and he also li. 11. I did mourn as a dove : sball lift you up, James iv. 10. mine eyes fail with looking upward :

See parallels on clause 2. verse 2. TO Lord, I am oppressed ; undertake chap. iii.

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A. D. 31. What shall I say? he hath | that ye shall weep and lament, but the both spoken unto me, and himself hath world sball rejoice: and ye shall be done it : I shall go softly all my years sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be in the bitterness of my soul. O LORD, turned into joy. And ye now therefore by these things men live, and in all have sorrow: but I will see you again, these things is the life of my spirit: so and your heart shall rejoice, and your wilt thou recover me, and make me to joy no man taketh from you, John live. Behold, for peace I had great xvi. 20. 22. Blessed be God, even the bitterness: but thou hast in love to my Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the soul delivered it from the pit of corrup: Father of mercies, and the God of all tion : for thou hast cast all my sins comfort; who comforteth us in all our behind thy back.—The living, the liv- tribulation, that we may be able to coming, he shall praise thee, as I do this fort them which are in any trouble by day, xxxviii. 14—19. For I will not the comfort, wherewith we ourselves contend for ever, neither will be al- are comforted of God. For as the sufways wroth: for the spirit should fail | ferings of Christ abound in us, so our before me, and the souls which I have consolation also aboundeth by Christ, made. For the iniquity of his covet- 2 Cor. i. 3–5. Now I rejoice, not ousness was I wroth, and smote him : that ye were made sorry, but that ye I hid me, and was wroth, and he went sorrowed to repentance : for ye were on frowardly in the way of his heart. made sorry after a godly manner, that I have seen his ways, and will heal ye might receive damage by us in nohim: I will lead him also, and restore thing. For godly sorrow worketh recomforts unto him and to his mourn- pentance to salvation not to be reers. I create the fruit of the lips; pented of: but the sorrow of the Peace, peace to him that is far off, and world worketh death, vii. 9, 10. And to him that is near, saith the LORD; God shall wipe away all tears from and I will heal him, lvii. 16—19. To their eyes, Rev. vii. 17. And God proclaim the acceptable year of the shall wipe away all tears from their Lord, and the day of vengeance of eyes; and there shall be no more our God; to comfort all that mourn; death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neito appoint unto them that mourn in ther shall there be any more pain : for Zion, to give unto them beauty for the former things are passed away, ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the xxi. 4. garment of praise for the spirit of hea

VER. 5. viness, Ixi. 2,3. Thus saith the LORD; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and

Μακάριοι οι πραείς, ότι αυτοί κληρονομήthine eyes from tears: for thy work

σουσι την γην. shall be rewarded, saith the LORD,

Blessed are a the meek: for they shall Jer. xxxi. 16. Blessed are ye that

binherit the earth. weep now: for ye shall laugh, Luke Take my yoke upon you, and learn vi. 21. And, behold, a woman in the of me; for I am meek and lowly of city, which was a sinner, when she heart: and ye shall find rest unto your knew that Jesus sat at meat in the souls,Matt. xi. 29. Tell ye the daughPharisee's house, brought an alabaster ter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh box of ointment, and stood at his feet unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an behind him weeping, and began to ass, and a colt the foal of an ass, xxi. 5. wash his feet with tears, and did wipe Now the man Moses was very meek, them with the hairs of her head, and above all the men which were upon the kissed his feet, and anointed them with face of the earth, Numb. xii. 3. The the ointment. And he said unto her, meek shall eat and be satisfied : they Thy sins are forgiven. --Thy faith hath shall praise the Lord that seek him: saved thee ; go in peace, vii, 37, 38. your heart shall live for ever, Ps. xxii. 48-50. But Abraham said, Son, re- 26. The meek will he guide in judge member that thou in thy lifetime re- ment: and the meek will he teach his ceivedst thy good things, and likewise way, xxv. 9. The Lord lifteth up the Lazarus evil things: but now he is meek: he casteth the wicked down to comforted, and thou art tormented, the ground, cxlvii. 6. The Lord tak. xvi. 25. Verily, verily, I say unto you, eth pleasure in his people : he will


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beautify the meek with salvation,cxlix. | God, lxxxiv. 2. Blessed are ye that 4. "The meek also shall increase their hunger now: for ye shall be filled, joy in the Lord, and the poor among Luke vi. 21. Woe unto you that are men shall rejoice in the Holy One of full ! for ye shall hunger, 25. LaIsrael, Isa. xxix. 19. The Spirit of the bour not for the meat which perisheth, LORD God is upon me; because the but for that meat which endureth unto LORD hath anointed me to preach everlasting life, which the Son of man good tidings unto the meek, Ixi. 1. shall give unto you : for him hath Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the God the Father sealed, John vi. 27. earth, which have wrought his judg. My soul shall be satisfied as with ment; seek righteousness, seek meek- marrow and fatness ; and my mouth ness: it may be ye shall be hid in the shall praise thee with joyful lips, Ps. day of the Lord's anger, Zeph. ii. 3. lxiii. 5. Blessed is the man whom thou But the fruit of the Spirit is love, choosest, and causest to approach unto joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: goodness, faith, meekness, tempe- we shall be satisfied with the goodrance : against such there is no law, ness of thy house, even of thy holy Gal. v. 22, 23.

temple, lxv. 4. And in this mountain b What man is he that feareth the shall the LORD of Hosts make unto LORD? him shall be teach in the way all people a feast of fat things, a feast that he shall choose. His soul shall of wines of the lees, of fat things full dwell at ease; and his seed shall in- of marrow, of wines on the lees well herit the earth, Ps. xxv. 12, 13. Evil refined. And he will destroy in this doers shall be cut off: but those that mountain the face of the covering cast wait upon the LORD, they shall inhe over all people, and the vail that is rit the earth. The meek shall inherit spread over all nations. He will swalthe earth; and shall delight them- low up death in victory; and the selves in the abundance of peace, Lord God will wipe away tears from xxxvii. 9. 11. The righteous shall in- off all faces; and the rebuke of his herit the land, and dwell therein for people shall he take away from off ever, 29. Thy people also shall be all the earth : for the Lord hath al righteous : they shall inherit the spoken it, Is. xxv. 6—8. When the land for ever, the branch of my plant- poor and needy seek water, and there ing, the work of my hands, that I may is none, and their tongue faileth for be glorified, Isa. lx. 21. The promise, thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I that he should be the heir of the the God of Israel will not forsake world, was not to Abraham, or to his them, xli. 17. That thou mayest say seed, through the law, but through the to the prisoners, Go forth ; to them righteousness of faith, Rom, iv. 13. that are in darkness, Shew yourselves.

They shall feed in the ways, and their VER. 6.

pastures shall be in all high places. Μακάριοι οι πεινώντες και διψώντες την They shall not hunger nor thirst; neiδικαιοσύνην, ότι αυτοί χορτασθήσονται.

ther shall the heat nor sun smite them : Blessed are they which do ahunger and lead them, even by the springs of wa

for he that hath mercy on them shall thirst after righteousness : for they bshall ter shall he guide them, xlix. 9, 10. be filled.

Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye aAs the hart panteth after the water to the waters, and he that hath no brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, money ; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, come, buy wine and milk without mofor the living God: when shall I come ney and without price, lv. 1. Thereand appear before God? Ps. xlii. 1, 2. fore, thus saith the Lord God, BeO God, thou art my God; early will hold, my servants shall eat, but ye I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, shall be hungry : behold, my servants my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: thirsty land, where no water is, Ixiii. behold, my servants shall rejoice, but 1. My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth ye shall be ashamed, lxv. 13. Wofor the courts of the LORD: my heart soever drinketh of the water that I and my flesh crieth out for the living shall give him shall never thirst; but


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