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21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
22 The light of the body is the eye if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
23 But if thine eye be 'evil,18 thy whole body shall be full of darkness. 19 If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
24 ¶No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to 20 the one, and despise21 the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 22 25 Therefore I say unto you, "Take no thought
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a LUKE, Xi. 34, 36.
b See on MAT. XX. 15.
© LUKE, xvi. 13: No servant; [the rest of the verse the same.] d GAL. i. 10: Do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. 1 TIM. vi. 17: Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy. 2TIм. iv. 10: For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world. JAMES, iv. 4: Know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. 1 JOHN, ii. 15: Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
e See on LUKE, Xvi. 9.
f Ps. xxxvii. 5: Commit thy way unto the LORD: trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass. do. lv. 22: Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. PRO. xvi. 3: Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. WISD. xii. 13: Neither is there any God but thou, that careth for all. LUKE, xii. 22, 23: Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. 1 COR. vii. 32: But I would have you without carefulness.
your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment ?
26 'Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
27 Which of you by taking thought25 can add one cubit 26 unto his stature?
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin :
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass" of the field, which to day is,29 and to morrow is cast into the oven, 30 shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What
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PHIL. iv. 6: Be careful for nothing: but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God. 1 TIM. vi. 8: Having food and raiment, let us be therewith content. 1 PET. v. 7: Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you.
JOB, Xxxviii. 41: Who provideth for the raven his food? When his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat. Ps.civ. 27, 28: These wait all upon thee, that thou mayest give them their meat in due season. That thou givest them they gather thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good. do. cxlvii. 9: He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry. LUKE, xii. 24, &c: Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have store-house nor barn, and God feedeth them: How much more are ye better than the fowls? &c.
shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek :) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But "seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be 'added 31 unto you.
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of *itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil 32 thereof.33
31 given. Rh. 32 travail. Cr. 33 for to morrow shall care for itself, every day hath enough of its own trouble. Ud.
b Ps. xxxiv. 10: They that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing. do. xxxvii. 25: I have been young, and now am old: yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. MARK, X. 30: But he shall receive an hundred fold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. LUKE, Xii.31: But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. JOHN, vi. 27: Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life. 1 TIM. iv. 8: Godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and that which is to come.
¡ LEV. xxv. 20, 21: And if ye shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? behold, we shall not sow, nor gather in our increase Then I will command my blessing upon you in the sixth year, and it shall bring forth fruit for three years. 1 KINGS, iii. 11-13: God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life, neither hast thou asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment; Behold, I have done according to thy words. I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches and honour.
* DEUT. xxxiii. 25: As thy days so shall thy strength be. HEB. xiii. 5, 6: Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The LORD is my helper, and I will not fear what man should do unto me.
1 Christ ending his sermon on the mount, reproveth rash judgment, 6 forbiddeth to cast holy things to dogs, 7 exhorteth to prayer, 13 to enter in at the strait gate, 15 to beware of false prophets, 21 not to be hearers only, but doers of the word: 24 like houses builded on a rock, 26 and not on the sand.
JUDGE not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged and with what "measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
a LUKE, vi. 37: Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned. ROM. ii. I: Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. Roм. xiv. 3,4, 10, 13: Let not him which eateth not, judge him that eateth; for God hath received him. Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way. 1 Cor. iv.
3, 5: But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment. Judge nothing before the time until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the heart: and then shall every man have praise of God. JAMES, iv. 11, 12: He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge, There is one lawgiver, who is able to save, and to destroy who art thou that judgest another?
JUDG. i. 7: As I have done, so hath God requited me. MARK, iv. 24: Take heed what you hear with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you and unto you that hear, shall more be given. LUKE, vi. 38: Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again. 2 COR. ix. 6: He that soweth sparingly, shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully, shall reap also bountifully. GAL. vi. 1: Brethren, if a man be overtaken in fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest1 not the beam2 that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
6¶'Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened
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e LUKE vi. 41, 42.
d LAM. iii. 40: Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.
e GAL. vi. 1: See under ver. 3.
f PRO. ix. 7, 8: He that reproveth a scorner, getteth to himself shame; and he that rebuketh a wicked man, getteth himself a blot. Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. do. xxiii. 9: Speak not in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of thy words. ACTS, xiii. 45, 46: But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming. Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.
8 Ps. x. 17: LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear. do. xxxiv. 15: The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. do. cxviii. 5: I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place. do. cxlv. 19: He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and