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7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he "goeth before you into Galilee; 'there shall ye see him; lo, I have told you.

8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, *Jesus met them, saying, All hail.1 And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell 'my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

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11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and showed unto the Chief Priests all the things that were done.

12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,

God save you. Gen. 5 much money. Wi. Ud. Pu.

☛ Luke, xxiv. 34: Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. I COR. xv. 4: And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.

h See on MAT. xxvi. 32.

i Ver. 16, 17.

* MARK, xvi. 9: He appeared first to Mary Magdalene. JOHN, XX. 14: She turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

JOHN, xx. 17: Go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend to my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God. ROM. viii. 29: For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the first-born among many brethren. HEB. ii. 11: For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren.

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Ver. 7. See on MAT. xxvi. 32.

"MAT, xvi. 28: Verily I say unto you, There be some stand

13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.

14 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.6

15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.

16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain "where Jesus had appointed them.

17 And when they "saw him, they worshipped him but some doubted.

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

6 save you harmless. Ma. Cr. Ud. Gen.

ing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

• Ps. ii. 6: Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. do. viii. 6: Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet. do. lxxxix. 19: Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty: I have exalted one chosen out of the people. do. cx. 1-3: The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth. ISA. ix. 6, 7: For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice, from henceforth even for ever: the zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. DAN. vii. 13, 14: I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people,

19 'Go ye therefore, and teach all nations," baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost :

7 make disciples, or Christians of all nations. Lloyd.

nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed. LUKE, i. 32: He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest : and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David. do. x. 22: All things are delivered to me of my Father. MAT. xvi. 28: The words under ver. 17. JOHN, iii. 35: The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. do. v. 22: The Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son. do. xvii. 2: Thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. ACTS, ii. 36: Let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye crucified, both Lord and Christ. ROM. xiv. 9: To this end, Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. EPH. i. 10,21: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him.-Far above all principality and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come. PHIL. iL. 9, 10, 11: Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name; that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. COL. i. 16: By him were all things created that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible, and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; all things are created by him, and for him. HEB. i. 2: [God] hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds. do. ii. 8: Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. 1 PET. iii. 22: Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels, and authorities, and powers, being made subject unto him. REV. xi. 15: And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shail reign for ever and ever. do. xvii. 14: These shall make

Teaching them to observe all things whatI have commanded you: and, lo, 'I am ou alway, even unto the end of the world.

the Lamb; and the Lamb shall overcome them: for rd of lords, and King of kings. See on MAT. xi. 27. lii. 10: The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see ation of our God. MARK, xvi. 15: Go ye into all the nd preach the Gospel to every creature.

E, xxiv. 47: And that repentance and remission of ald be preached in his name among all nations, beginerusalem. AcTs, ii. 38, 39: Then Peter said unto -pent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of rist for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the he Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and hildren, and to all that are afar off, even as many as I our God shall call. do. xiv. 21: When they had the Gospel to that city, and had taught many, they again to Lystra. Roм. x. 18: Have they not heard? y, their sound went into all the earth, and their words end of the world. CoL. i. 23: Which [gospel] was to every creature which is under heaven.

, ii. 42: They continued stedfastly in the apostles' and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 2: Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me gs, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. xviii. 20: For where two or three are gathered togey name, there am I in the midst of them. REV. i. 18: hat liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for ■ Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO

St. Mark.

whose name this Gospel bears, was the familiar comthe Apostle Peter, and called by him his son, that is, whom he converted to Christianity. He was probably person who is called John, surnamed Mark; to whose house Peter retired when released by an angel out of CTS, xii. 12.) and who accompanied the apostles Paul

and Barnabas in their travels. Whether Mark or Luke wrote first has been disputed: but the general opinion now is, that Luke's Gospel was prior to that of Mark. Some think that Mark rather adopted the language of Matthew, and the order of Luke, in their joint sections; but that he followed neither implicitly. He is usually more circumstantial than they are in the relation of joint events. The learned Griesbach has demonstrated by an elaborate process, that Mark copied from both Matthew and Luke; that his Gospel is a compilation from both; and that the whole of it is contained in their Gospels, with the exception of about twenty-four verses, which retain facts not recorded by either of his predecessors, but illustrative of the general subject. Mark alone mentions that Christ was with the wild beasts in the wilderness during his temptation (i. 13.); that additional circumstance in our Lord's first preaching, "the time is fulfilled," foretold by the prophets (i. 15.); David's eating the shewbread in the days of Abiathar (ii. 16.); Boanerges, the emphatic surname of the Apostles James and John, signifying "sons of thunder" (iii. 17.); our Lord's anger and grief at the obduracy of the Jews (iii. 5.); the expression of his unbelieving friends, he is beside himself (iii. 21.); the beautiful parable of the spontaneous growth of the seed (iv. 26-29.); the number of the herd of swine 2000 (v. 13.); Christ's expression, Tabitha cumi, "Damsel arise," (v.41.); Ephphratha, "Be opened" (viii. 34.); the 5000 fed on the green grass, characterizing the spring of the year (vi. 39.); the distribution of the two fishes, as well as the loaves of bread (vi. 41.); the first cock crowing during Peter's denial of Christ (xiv. 68.); the addition of Salome to Matthew's party of women (xv. 40.); Christ's resurrection about sun-rise (xvi. 2.); the vision of the second angel at the holy sepulchre (xvi. 5.); the silence of the women respecting his message to Peter (xvi. 7, 8.); his appearance under another form to the disciples going to Emmaus (xvi. 12.); the disbelief of their report by the rest, and our Lord's censure (xvi. 13, 14.) ; his commission to the apostles to preach and work miracles (xvi. 15-18.); and their discharge of the commission (xvi. 20.) All these important facts and circumstances have been judiciously added to the concise accounts of Matthew and Luke. Had Luke followed him, it is not credible that he would have omitted them all, as John has noticed those of Mark which coincided with his scheme, or came within the range of his Gospel.

Hence we can satisfactorily account for Mark's omission of certain portions of the Gospels of Matthew and Luke entirely. On the same principle, John, coming after him, omits considerably more than Mark, so as to form a distinct Gospel, which may be considered a supplement to the rest; he only inserts so much common matter as was necessary to connect his Gospel

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