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Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.


3 The parable of the sower, and the seed: 18 the exposition of it. 24 The parable of the tares, 31 of the mustard seed, 33 of the leaven, 44 of the hidden treasure, 45 of the pearl, 47 of the draws net cast into the sea, 53 and how Christ is contemned of his own countrymen.

THE same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.

2 And great 'multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a 'ship, and and the whole multitude stood on the shore. 3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to




4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

5 Some fell upon stony places,' where they had


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worketh by love. do. vi. 15: In Christ Jesus, neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. COL. iii. 11: Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free but Christ is all, and in all. 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. 1 JOHN, ii. 17: And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof; but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. See on MAT. vii. 24.


MARK, iv. 1: And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea.

b LUKE, viii. 4: And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city.


LUKE, v.3: And he sat down and taught the people out of the ship.

d MARK, iv. 2: And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine, &c. LUKE, iii. 5. &c: A sower went out to sow his seed, &c.

much earth and forthwith they sprung up, ause they had no deepness of earth:

And when the sun was up, they were scorched; because they had no root, they withered



And some fell among thorns; and the 'thorns ang up, and choked them:

But other fell into 'good ground, and brought h3 fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, e thirtyfold.

Who hath hears to hear, let him hear.

D And the disciples came, and said unto him, y speakest thou unto them in parables ?


He answered and said unto them, Because given unto you to know the mysteries of


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COL. ii. 7: ed and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye been taught.

PH. iii. 17: Rooted and grounded in love.

ER. iv. 3: Break up your fallow ground, and sow not g thorns.

EN. XXVI. 12: Then Isaac sowed in that land, and red in the same year an hundred-fold; and the LORD blessed

ee on MAT. xi. 15.

5. xxv. 14: The secret of the LORD is with them that fear and he will show them his covenant. MAT. xi. 25: Thou hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast ed them unto babes. do. xvi. 17: Blessed art thou Simon na: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, ay Father which is in heaven. MARK, iv. 11: And he nto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of ingdom of God. 1 Cor. ii. 10, 14: But God hath rea them unto us by his Spirit: for the spirit searcheth all s, yea, the deep things of God. But the natural man eth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are hness unto him; neither can he know them, because they -iritually discerned. EPH. i. 9, 18: Having made known us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure he hath purposed in himself: The eyes of your underng being enlightened; that ye may know what is the of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his

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the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, "By hearing ye shall hear,

inheritance in the saints. do. iii. 9: And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God. CoL. i. 26, 27: Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 1 JOHN, ii. 27: But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you; and ye need not that any man teach you: But, as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie; and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

*2 COR. iv. 3: If our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost.

MAT. xiii. 12: For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. do. xxv. 29: For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance; but from him that hath not shall be taken away, even that which he hath. MARK, iv. 25: For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken away even that which he hath. LUKE, viii. 18: Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have. do. xix. 26: For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him. JOHN, xv. 2: Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. doidw

m ISA. vi. 9: Go tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. do. xxix. 10:


I shall not understand; and seeing ye

I shall not perceive:

shall see,

5 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and Er ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes y have closed; lest at any time they should with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and uld understand with their heart, and should be verted, and I should heal them.

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6 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: your ears, for they hear.

LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, hath closed your eyes; the prophets and your rulers, the hath he covered. JER. v. 21: Hear now this, O foolish le, and without understanding; which have eyes, and ot; which have ears, and hear not. EZEK. xii. 2: Son of thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear for they are a rebellious house. MARK, iv. 12: That g they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may and not understand; lest at any time they should be erted, and their sins should be forgiven them. LUKE, 0: And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysof the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not -stand. JOHN, xii. 40: He hath blinded their eyes, and ned their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, understand with their heart, and be converted, and I d heal them. AcTs, xxviii. 26, 27: Go unto this people, ay, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and g ye shall see, and not perceive: For the heart of this e is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, hould be converted, and I should heal them. Roм. xi. ccording as it is written, God hath given them the spirit mber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they d not hear unto this day. 2 Cor. iii. 14, 15: Their minds blinded for unto this day remaineth the same vail unaway, in the reading the old testament, which vail is done in Christ. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, il is upon their heart.

EB. V. 11: Of whom [Melchisedec] we have many things , and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. AT. xvi. 17 : The words under ver. 11. LUKE. X. 23, 24:

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19 When any one heareth the word of the

And he turned him unto his disciples, ma said vateiv. Blessed are the eyes which see the things which we see. For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things, &c. as in MAT. xiii. 17. Joнy, xx. 29: Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed; blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed. 2 Cor. iv. 6: For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

PGEN. xlix. 10: The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a law-giver from between his feet, until Shiloh come. DAN. ii. 44: In the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed. HAG. ii. 7 : I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come; and I will fill this house with glory saith the LORD of hosts. Zec, vi. 12: Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is the BRANCH, and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD. LUKE, X. 24: Many prophets and kings have desired, &c. as here. Ern. iii. 5, 6: Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto the holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ, by the gospel. HEB. xi. 13: These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers, and pilgrims on the earth. 1 Pwe.i. 10, 11 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify.

MARK, IN. 14. No: The sower soweth the word, &c. LUKE, win. 11: Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of

Mena Poaching the gospel of the kingdom.

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