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sure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

a And Adoni-bezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and there he died, Judg. i. 7. With the merciful, thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright; with the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward, Ps. xviii. 25, 26. Remember, O LOPD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, Rase it, even to the foundations thereof. O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us, cxxxvii, 7, 8. And I will render unto Babylon, and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion, in your sight, saith the LORD, Jer. li. 24. For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen; as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee thy reward shall return upon thine own head, Obad. 15. And he saith unto them, Take heed what ye hear: With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given, Mark iv. 24. Give, and it shall be given unto you: good measure, press ed 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, Luke vi. 38. But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully, 2 Cor. ix. 6. Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you: And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 2 Thes. i. 6,7. For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment, Jam. ii. 13. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double, Rev. xviii. 6.

VER. 3.

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Τί δὲ βλέπεις τὸ κάρφος τὸ ἐν τῷ ὀφθαλ μῷ τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ σου, τὴν δὲ ἐν τῷ σῷ ὀφε θαλμῷ δοκὸν οὐ κατανοεῖς ;

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, bbut considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

a And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceiv est not the beam that is in thine own eye? Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye, Luke vi. 41, 42. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this Publican, xviii. 11.

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b And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man, and he said to Nathan, As the Lord liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die; And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity, 2 Sam. xii. 5, 6. But a prophet of the LORD was there, whose name was Oded: and he went out before the host that came to Samaria, and said unto them, Behold, because the LORD God of your fathers was wroth with Judah, he hath delivered them into your hand, and ye have slain them in a rage, that reacheth up unto heaven. And now ye purpose to keep under the children of Judah and Jerusalem for bondmen and bondwomen unto you: but are there not with you, even with you, sins against the LORD your God? 2 Chr. xxviii. 9, 10. But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee. When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers. Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit. Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's

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son. These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes, Ps. 1. 16-21. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst, John viii. 7-9. Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? Thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God ? For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written, Rom. ii. 21-24. Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted, Gal. vi. 1.

VER. 4.

Η πῶς ἐρεῖς τῷ ἀδελφῷ σου. "Αφες ἐκβάλω τὸ κάφρος ἀπὸ τοῦ ὀφθαλμοῦ σου· καὶ ἰδοὺ ἡ δοκὸς ἐν τῷ ὀφθαλμῷ σου;

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? VER. 5.

Υποκριτὰ, ἔκβαλε πρῶτον τὴν δοκὸν ἐκ τοῦ ὀφθαλμοῦ σου, καὶ τότε διαβλέψεις ἐμβαλεῖν τὸ κάρφος ἐκ τοῦ ὀφθαλμοῦ τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ σου.

aThou 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.

a See parallels on clause 2, ver. 2. chap. vi.

bHide the face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy sal

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vation; and uphold me with thy free Spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee, Ps. li. 9-13. And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country, Luke iv. 23. Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye, vi. 42. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? Acts xix. 15. VER. 6.

Μὴ δῶτε τὸ ἅγιον τοῖς κυσί, μηδὲ βάλητε τους μαργαρίτας ὑμῶν ἔμπροσθεν τῶν χοίρων· μήποτε καταπατήσωσιν αὐτ τοὺς ἐν τοῖς ποσὶν αὐτῶν, καὶ στραφέντες ῥήξωσιν ὑμᾶς.

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Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, band turn again and rend you.

a But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs, Matt. xv. 26. 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, Prov. ix. 7, 8. Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words, xxiii. 9. As a dog retumeth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly, πανί. 11. 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. For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation to the ends of the

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MATT. VII. 6, 7.

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earth, Acts xiii. 45-47. Beware of | plenteous in mercy unto all them that
dogs, beware of evil workers, beware
of the concision, Phil. iii. 2. Of how
much sorer punishment, suppose ye,
shall he be thought worthy, who hath
trodden under foot the Son of God,
and hath counted the blood of the co-
venant, wherewith he was sanctified,
an unholy thing, and hath done despite
unto the Spirit of grace? Heb. x. 29.
But it is happened unto them accord-righteous man his thoughts: and let
ing to the true proverb, The dog is
turned to his own vomit again; and
the sow that was washed, to her wal-
lowing in the mire, 2 Pet. ii. 22.

call upon thee, lxxxvi. 5. Thou open-
est thine hand, and satisfiest the de-
sire of every living thing. He will
fulfil the desire of them that fear him,
he also will hear their cry, and will
save them, cxlv. 16. 19. Seek ye the
LORD while he may be found, call ye
upon him while he is near.
Let the
wicked forsake his way, and the un-.

him return unto the LORD, and he will
have mercy upon him; and to our
God, for he will abundantly pardon,
Isa. lv. 6, 7. Then shall ye call upon
me, and ye shall go and pray unto me,
and I will hearken unto you. And
ye shall seek me, and find
me, when
ye shall search for me with all your
heart, Jer. xxix. 12, 13.
Call upon
me, and I will answer thee, and shew
thee great and mighty things, which
thou knowest not, xxxiii. 3. There-
fore I say unto you, What things
soever ye desire, when ye pray, be-
lieve that ye receive them, and ye
shall have them, Mark xi. 24. And
I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be
given you; seek, and ye shall find;

b But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them, Matt. xxii. 5, 6. And then shall many be of fended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another, xxiv. 10. In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren, 2 Cor. xi. 26. Alexander the copper-knock, and it shall be opened unto you. smith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words, 2 Tim. iv. 14, 15.

VER. 7.

Αἰτεῖτε, καί δοθήσεται ὑμῖν· ζητεῖτε, καὶ εὑρήσετε· κρούετε, καὶ ἀνοιγήσεται ὑμῖν. Ask, and it shall be given you; bseek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

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"If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven, give good things to them that ask him? Matt. vii. 11. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer believing, ye shall receive, xxi. 22. In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night and God said, Ask what I shall give thee, 1 Kings iii. 5. LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear, Ps. x. 17. And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me, l. 15. For thou, LORD, art good, and ready to forgive; and


For every one that asketh receiveth;
and he that seeketh findeth; and to
him that knocketh it shall be opened.
If ye then, being evil, know how to
give good gifts unto your children;
how much more shall your heavenly
Father give the Holy Spirit to them
that ask him, Luke xi. 9, 10, 13. And
he spake a parable unto them to this
end, that men ought always to pray,
and not to faint, xviii. 1. Jesus an-
swered and said unto her, If thou
knewest the gift of God, and who 'it
is that saith to thee, Give me to drink;
thou wouldest have asked of him, and
he would have given thee living water,
John iv. 10. And whatsoever ye shall
ask in my name, that will I do, that
the Father may be glorified in the Son,
xiv. 13. Ye have not chosen me, but
I have chosen you,
and ordained you,
that you should go and bring forth
fruit, and that your fruit should re-
main: that whatsoever ye shall ask
of the Father in my name, he may
give it you, xv. 16. And in that day
ye shall ask me nothing. Verily,
verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye
shall ask the Father in my name, he

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MATT. VII. 7, 8.

will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full, xvi. 23, 24. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering; for he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed, James i. 5, 6. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him, v. 15. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight, 1 John iii. 22. And this is the confidence that we have in him, that if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him, v. 14, 15. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miser able, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eye-salve, that thou mayest see, Rev. iii. 17, 18.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you, Matt. vi. 33. The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek ar God: God is not in all his thoughts, Ps. x. 4. When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek, xxvii. 8. The humble shall see this, and be glad and your heart shall live that seek God, lxix. 32. Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation, say continually, Let God be magnified, lxx. 4. Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore, cv. 3, 4. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart, cxix. 2.

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A. D. 31. | I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me, Prov. viii. 17. I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him but I found him not, Cant. iii. 2. For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live, Amos v. 4. Who will render to every man according to his deeds, Rom. ii. 6. There is none that understand, there is none that seeketh after God, iii. 11. But without faith it is impossible to please him: For he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that dili gently seek him, Heb. xi. 6.

c When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut too the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know not whence ye are, Luke xiii. 25.

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Πᾶς γὰρ ὁ αἰτῶν λαμβάνει, καὶ ὁ ζητῶν εὑρίσκει, καὶ τῷ κρούοντι ἀνοιγήσεται.


For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.

a And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their master's table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour, Matt. xv. 22-28. Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem: But did that which was evil in the sight of the

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LORD, like unto the abominations of the heathen, whom the Lorr had cast out before the children of Israel, 2 Chron. xxxiii. 1, 2. His prayer also, and how God was entreated of him, and all his sin, and his trespass, and the places wherein he built high places, and set up groves and graven images, before he was humbled; behold, they are written among the sayings of the seers; 19. And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me ; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice, Jon. ii. 2.. But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands. Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not? And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not, iii. 8-10. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise, Luke xxiii. 42, 43.

VER. 9.

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*Η τίς ἐστιν ἐξ ὑμῶν, ἄνθρωπος, ὃν ἐὰν αἰτήσῃ ὁ υἱὸς αὐτοῦ ἄρτον, μὴ λίθον ἐπι· δώσει αὐτῷ;

a Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

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a And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually, Gen. vi. 5. And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done, viii. 21. How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water? Job xv. 16. The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand; and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one, Psal. xiv. 2, 3. Behold I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive


li. 5. The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as vii. 3. For there is not a just man soon as they be born, speaking lies, upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not, Eccles. vii. 20. The heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead, ix. 3. But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away, Isa. Lxiv. 6. The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? Jer. xvii. 9. And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man, Mark vii. Εἰ οὖν ὑμεῖς, απονηροὶ ὄντες, οίδατε δόμα» | 2023. What then? are we better

a If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? Luke xi. 11-13.

VER. 10.

Καὶ ἐὰν ἰχθῦν αἰτήσῃ, μὴ ὄφιν ἐπιδώσει αὐτῷ ;

Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

VER. 11.

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