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MATT. VI. 24.

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VER. 24.

children, and their children's chilOułkiç dúvatas duoi xuploos dovasútur ģ | dren:

as did their fathers, so do they yag Tev ira pulonces, xai tò étegov dyanh- unto this day, 2 Kings xvii. 33, 34. σει» ή ενός ανθέξεται, και του ετέρου κατα

41. As for you, O house of Israel, φρονήσει· ου δύνασθε Θεώ δουλεύειν και μαμ

thus saith the Lord God; Go ye, μωνα.

serve ye every one his idols, and here

after also, if ye will not hearken unto No man can a serve two masters: for me: but pollute ye my holy name no either he will hate the one, and love the more with your gifts, and with your other ; or else he will hold to the one, idols, Ezek. xx. 39. And them that and despise the other. Ye cannot serve worship the host of heaven upon the God and b mammon.

house-tops; and them that worship a Then saith Jesus unto him, Get and that swear by the LORD, and that thee hence, Satan : for it is written, swear by Malcham, Zeph. i. 5. No Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, servant can serve two masters : for and him only shalt thou serve, Matt. either he will hate the one, and love iv. 10. And if it seem evil unto you the other; or else he will hold to the to serve the LORD, choose you this one, and despise the other. Ye canday whom ye will serve; whether the not serve God and mammon, Luke gods which your fathers served, that xvi. 13. Know ye not, that to whom were on the other side of the flood, or ye yield yourselves servants to obey, the gods of the Amorites, in whose his servants ye are to whom ye obey; land ye dwell : but as for me and my whether of sin unto death, or of obehouse, we will serve the LORD. And dience unto righteousness? But God Joshua said unto the people, Ye can be thanked, that ye were the servants not serve the LORD: for he is an holy of sin ; but ye have obeyed from the God; he is a ljealous God; he will heart that form of doctrine which was not forgive your transgressions nor delivered you. Being then made free your sins. If ye forsake the LORD, from sin, ye became the servants of and serve strange gods, then he will righteousness. I speak after the manturn and do you hurt, and consume ner of men, because of the infirmity of you, after he hath done you good, your filesh: for as ye have yielded Josh. xxiv. 15. 19. 20. And Samuel your members servants to uncleanspake unto all the house of Israel, say- ness and to iniquity unto iniquity; ing, If ye do return unto the LORD even so now yield your members serwith all your hearts, then put away vants to righteous unto holiness. For the strange gods and Ashtaroth from when ye were the servants of sin, ye among you, and prepare your hearts were free from righteousness. What unto the LORD, and serve him only: fruit bad ye then in those things and he will deliver you out of the whereof ye are now ashamed? for the hand of the Philistines, 1 Sam. vii. 3. end of those things is death. But now And Elijah came unto all the people, being made free from sin, and become and said, How long halt ye between servants to God, ye have your fruit two opinions? If the Lord be God, unto holiness, and the end everlasting follow him : but if Baal, then follow life, Rom. vi. 16–22. For do I now him. And the people answered him persuade men, or God? or do I seek not a word, 1 Kings xviii. 21. They to please men? for if I yet pleased feared the LORD, and served their men, I should not be the servant of own gods, after the manner of the na- Christ, Gal. i. 10. Ye adulterers and tions whom they carried away from adulteresses, know ye not that the thence. Unto this day they do after friendship of the world is enmity with the former manners : they fear not God? whosoever therefore will be a the Lord, neither do they after their friend of the world is the enemy of statutes, or after their ordinances, or God, James iv. 4. Love not the world, after the law and commandment, neither the things that are in the world. which the LORD commanded the chil- If any man love the world, the love of dren of Jacob, whom he named Israel. the

Father is not in him. For all that So these nations feared the LORD, and is in the world, the lust of the flesh, served their graven images, both their I and the lust of the eyes, and the pride

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MATT. VI. 24, 25.

A. D. 31. of life, is not of the Father, but is of and he becometh unfruitful, xiii. 22. the world, 1 John ii. 15, 16.

Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and b And I say unto you, Make to your he shall sustain thee: he shall never selves friends of the mammon suffer the righteous to be ed, Ps. unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, lv. 22. And the cares of this world, they may receive you into everlasting and the deceitfulness of riches, and habitations. If therefore ye have not the lusts of other things entering in, been faithful in the unrighteous mam choke the word, and it becometh unmon, who will commit to your trust fruitful, Mark iv. 19. But when they the true riches? No servant can serve shall lead you, and deliver you up, two masters : for either he will hate take no thought beforehand what ye the one, and love the other; or else shall speak, neither do ye premedihe will hold to the one, and despise tate: but whatsoever shall be given the other. Ye cannot serve God and you in that hour, that speak ye: for it mammon, Luke xvi. 9. 11. 13. But is not ye that speak, but the Holy they that will be rich fall into tempta- Ghost, xiii. 11. And that which feil tion and a snare, and into many foolish among thorns are they, which, when and hurtful lusts, which drown men in they have heard, go forth, and are destruction and perdition. For the choked with cares and riches, and love of money is the root of all evil; pleasures of this life, and bring no which, while some coveted after, they fruit to perfection, Luke viii. 14. But have erred from the faith, and pierced Martha was cumbered about much themselves through with manysorrows. serving, and came to him, and said, Charge them that are rich in this world, Lord, dost thou not care that my

sisthat they be not highminded, nor trust ter hath left me to serve alone Bid in uncertain riches, but in the living her therefore the t she help me. And God, who giveth us richly all things Jesus answered, and said unto her. to enjoy, 1 Tim. vi. 9, 10. 17. Martha, Martha, thou art careful and VER. 25.

troubled about many things, x. 40, 41. Διά τούτο λέγω υμίν, Μή μεριμνάτε τη

And which of you with taking thought

can add to his stature one cubit? If ψυχή υμών, τί φάγητε και τι πίητε" μηδε τω σώματι υμών, τί ενδύσησθε. ουχί και se then be not able to do that thing ψυχή πλεϊόν έστι της τροφής, και το σώμα | for the rest ? And seek not ye what

which is least, why take ye thought του ενδύματος και ;

ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, Therefore a I

unto you,
Take no

neither be ye of doubtful mind, xii. thought for your life, © what ye shall eat, 25, 26. 29. And they that use this or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your world, as not abusing it; for the body, what ye shall put on. a Is not fashion of this world passeth away, the life more than meat, and the body 1 Cor. vii. 31. Be careful for nothing; than raiment ?

but in every thing by prayer and supa See parallels on clause 1, ver. 22. plication with thanksgiving let your

requests be made known unto God, b Therefore take no thought, say- Phil. iv. 6. No man that warreth ening, What shall we eat? or, What tangleth himself with the affairs of shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall this life; that he may please him who we be clothed? Take therefore no hath chosen him to be a soldier, 2 Tim. thought for the morrow: for the mor ii. 4. Let your conversation be withrow shall take thought for the things out covetousness : and be content with of itself. Sufficient unto the day is such things as ye have: for he hath the evil thereof, ver. 31. 34. But said, I will never leave thee, nor forwhen they deliver you up, take no sake thee. So that we may boldly say, thought how or what ye shall speak : The Lord is my helper, and I will not for it shall be given you in that same fear what man shall do unto me, Heb. hour what ye shall speak, x. 19. He xiii. 5,6. Casting all your care upon also that received seed among the him; for he careth for you, 1 Pet. v. 7. thorns, is he that heareth the word ; c See parallels on ver. 31. and the care of this world, and the d The life is more than meat, and deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, the body is more than raiment, Luke

ch. v.

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MATT. VI. 26–29.

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xii. 23. He that spared not his own Tauábere tà spíva toồ ágpow. news aížável
Son, but delivered him up for us all, où nomią, oudè výSeso
how shall he not with him also freely
give us all things ? Rom. viii. 32.

And a why take ye thought for rai

ment ? Consider b the lilies of the field, VER. 26.

how they grow; they toil not, neither do 'Εμβλέψατε εις τα πετεινά του ουρανού,

they spin :
ότι ου σπείρουσιν, ουδε θερίζουσιν, ουδε συ-
κάγουσιν εις αποθήκας και ο πατήρ υμών και

a Therefore I say unto you,

Take no cupávios tgépel aútá. oix üpsis pārror dia- thought for your life, what ye shall φέρετε αυτών;

eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet Behold a the fowls of the air: for they for your body, what ye shall put on. sow not, neither do they reap, nor gu

Is not the life more than meat, and ther into barns; yet b your heavenly Fa- the body than raiment ? Therefore ther feedeth them. Are ye not much bet- take no thought, saying, What shall ter than they?

we eat? or, What shall we drink? or,

Wherewithal shall we be clothed ? a And are not two sparrows sold

ver. 25. 31. Nor scrip for your for a farthing ? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your shoes, nor yet staves : for the work

journey, neither two coats, neither Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not

man is worthy of his meat, x. 10. He therefore, ye are of more value than answereth and saith unto them, He

that hath two coats, let him impart to many sparrows, Matt. x. 29–31. Who teacheth us more than the beasts him that hath none; and he that hath of the earth, and maketh us wiser meat, let him do likewise, Luke iii. than the fowls of heaven? Job xxxv.

11. And he said unto them, When I

sent you without purse, or scrip, and 11. They give drink to every

beast of the fieldthe wild asses quench shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they their thirst. By them shall the fowls said, Nothing. Then said he unto of the heaven have their habitation, let him take it, and likewise his scrip;

them, But now, he that hath a purse, . which sing among the branches. These and he that hath no sword, let him seli wait all upon thee;

that thou

mayest his garment, and buy one, xxii. 35, 36. give them their meat in due season.

b Consider the lilies how they grow : That thou givest them they gather :

They toil not, they spin not; and yet thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good, Ps. civ. 11, 12:27, his glory was not arrayed like one of

I say unto you, That Solomon in all 28. He giveth to the beast his food, these, Luke xii. 27. and to the young ravens which cry, cxlvii. 9.

VER. 29. See parallels on third and last Λέγω δε υμίν, ότι ουδέ Σολομών εν πάση clauses of ver. 16. chap. v.

τη δόξη αυτού περιεβάλετο ως έν τούτων. VER. 27.


That a even Τίς δε εξ υμών μεριμνών δύναται προ- | Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed σθείναι επί την ηλικίαν αυτού πήχυν ένα. . like one of these.

Which of you a by taking thought a And when the queen of Sheba had can add one cubit unto his stature ?

seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the a Neither shalt thou swear by thy house that he had built, and the meat head, because thou canst not make of his table, and the sitting of his one hair white or black, Matt. v. 36. servants, and the attendance of his And which of you with taking thought ministers, and their apparel, and his can add to his stature one cubit? If cupbearers, and his ascent by which ye then be not able to do that thing he went up into the house of the which is least, why take ye thought LORD; there was no more spirit in for the rest? Luke xii. 25, 26. But her. And she said to the king, It was now hath God set the members every a true report that I heard in mine own one of them in the body, as it hath land of thy acts and of thy wisdom. pleased him, 1 Cor. xii. 18.

Howbeit I believed not the words, VER. 28.

until I came, and mine eyes had seen Και περί ενδύματος τί μεριμνάτε; κα it: and, behold, the half was not told

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MATT. VI. 29, 30.

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me: thy wisdom and prosperity ex- \ of the field, which to-day is, and to-mor.
ceedeth the fame which I heard, 1 row is cast into the oven, shall he not
Kings x. 4-7. Now the weight of much more clothe you, bo ye of little
gold that came to Solomon in one year faith ?
was six hundred and threescore and
six talents of gold ; Beside that which a Thou carriest them away as with
chapmen and merchants brought. And a flood; they are as a sleep: in the
all the kings of Arabia and governors morning they are like grass which grow-
of the country brought gold and silver eth up. In the morning it flourisheth,
to Solomon. And king Solomon made and groweth up; in the evening it
two hundred targets of beaten gold : is cut down, and withereth, Ps. xc.
six hundred shekels of beaten gold went 5, 6. When the wicked spring as the
to one target. And three hundred grass, and when all the workers of ini-
shields made he of beaten gold : three quity do flourish; it is that they shall
hundred shekels of beaten gold went to be destroyed for ever, xcii.7. The
one target. And three hundred shields voice said, Cry. And he said, What
made he of beaten gold: three hundred shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all
shekels of gold went to one shield. the goodliness thereof is as the flower
And the king put them in the house of the field : The grass withereth, the
of the forest of Lebanon. Moreover flower fadeth : because the Spirit of
the king made a great throne of ivory, the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the
and overlaid it with pure gold. And people is grass. The grass withereth,
there were six steps to the throne, with the flower fadeth: but the word of our
a footstool of gold, which were fasten- God shall stand for ever, Isa. xl. 6–
ed to the throne, and stays on each 8. If then God so clothe the grass,
side of the sitting place, and two lions which is to-day in the field, and to-
standing by the stays : And twelve morrow is cast into the oven: how
lions stood there on the one side and much more will he clothe you, O ye of
on the other upon the six steps. There little faith? Luke xii. 28. But the
was not the like made in any king- rich, in that he is made low; because
dom. And all the drinking vessels of as the flower of the grass he shall pass
king Solomon were of gold, and all the away. For the sun is no sooner risen
vessels of the house of the forest of with a burning heat, but it withereth
Lebanon were of pure gold: none were the grass, and the flower thereof fall-
of silver; it was not any thing ac- eth, and the grace of the fashion of it
counted of in the days of Solomon. perisheth : so also shall the rich man
For the king's ships went to Tarshish fade away in his ways, James i. 10,
with the servants of Huram:


11. For all flesh is as grass, and all three years once came the ships of the glory of man as the flower of grass. Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, The grass withereth, and the flower ivory, and apes, and peacocks. And thereof falleth away, 1 Pet. i. 24. king Solomon passed all the kings of b And he saith unto them, Why the earth in riches and wisdom, 2 are ye fearful, 0 ye of little faith? Chron. ix. 13—22. And Solomon had Then he arose, and rebuked the winds four thousand stalls for horses and and the sea ; and there was a great chariots, and twelve thousand horse- calm, Matt. viii. 26. And immedi. men; whom he bestowed in the cha- ately Jesus stretched forth his hand, riot cities, and with the king at Jeru- and caught him, and said unto him, salem, 25. And the king made silver O thou of little faith, wherefore didst in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar trees thou doubt ? xiv. 31. Which when made he as the sycamore trees that Jesus perceived, he said unto them, are in the low plains in abundance, 27. O ye of little faith, why reason ye VER. 30.

among yourselves, because ye have Ei dè tòy xóstov to åygoû, onuspor yta, answered and said, O faithless and

broughtno bread ? xvi. 8. Then Jesus xal aïgues els xribavoy Barrójuevov, o @cos perverse generation, how long shall I ούτως αμφιέννυσιν, ού πολλώ μάλλον υμάς, be with you ? how long shall I suffer όλιγόπιστοι και

you? bring him hither to me, xvii. Wherefore, if God a so clothe the grass ( 17. And he said unto them, Why

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MATT. VI. 30-32.

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are ye so fearful ? how is it that and was wroth: so a fire was kindled ye have no faith? Mark iv. 40. He against Jacob, and anger also came answereth him, and saith, O faith- up against Israel ; Because they beless generation, how long shall I be lieved not in God, and trusted not in with you? how long shall I suffer his salvation : Though he had comyou ? bring him unto me, ix. 19. And manded the clouds from above, and Jesus answering said, O faithless and opened the doors of heaven, And perverse generation, how long shall I had rained down manna upon them be with you, and suffer you ? Bring to eat, and had given them of the thy son hither, Luke ix. 41. Then corn of heaven. Man did eat angels saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy food : he sent them meat to the finger, and behold my hands; and full. He caused an east-wind to blow reach hither thy hand, and thrust it in the heaven : and by his power he into

my side: and be not faithless, brought in the south-wind. He rained but believing, John xx. 27. Take heed, flesh

also upon them as dust, and feabrethren, lest there be in any of you thered fowls like as the sand of the an evil heart of unbelief, in departing sea : And he let it fall, in the midst from the living God. Heb. iii. 12. of their camp, round about their haVER. 31.

bitations. So they did eat, and were Μη ουν μεριμνήσητε, λέγοντες· Τί φά

well filled : for he gave them their γωμεν, ή πι αίωμεν, ή τι περιβαλώμεθα; | from their last. But while their meat

own desire ; They were not estranged Therefore take no thought, saying, was yet in their mouths, The wrath of a What shall we eat ? or, what shall we

God came upon them, and slew the drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be fattest of them, and smote down the clothed?

chosen men of Israel. Psal. lxxviii. 18 2 But he answered and said, It is --31. And seek not



shall written, Man shall not live by bread eat or what ye shall drink, neither be alone, but by every word that pro- ye of doubtful mind, Luke xii. 29. ceedeth out of the mouth of God,

VER. 32. Matt. iv. 4. And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have oīde gång o ważng ipeão o oupávsos őri xeno

(Πάντα γάρ ταύτα τα έθνη επιζητεί) 80 much bread in the wilderness, as

ζετε τούτων απάντων: to fill so great a multitude ? xv. 33. And if

shall ye

(For a after all these things do the Gensay, What shall we eat the seventh year? behold, we shall tiles seek :),for your heavenly Father not sow, nor gather in our increase.

c knoweth that ye have need of all these Then I will command my blessing

things. upon you in the sixth year, and it a For if ye love them which love shall bring forth fruit for three years. you, what reward have ye? do not And

ye shall sow the eighth year, and even the Publicans the same? And eat yet of old fruit until the ninth if ye salute your brethren only, what year : until her fruits come in ye shall do ye more than others ? do not even eat of the old store, Lev. xxv. 20-22. the Publicans so? Matt. v. 46, 47. And Amaziah said to the man of But Jesus called them unto him, and God, But what shall we do for the hun- said, Ye know that the princes of dred talents which I have given to the the Gentiles exercise dominion over army of Israel ? And the man of God them, and they that are great exeranswered, The Lord is able to give cise authority upon them. But it shall thee much more than this, 2 Chron. xxv. not be so among you : but whosoever 9. And they tempted God in their heart will be great among you, let him be by asking meat for their lust. Yea, your minister, xx. 25, 26. From men, they spake against God; they said, which are thy hand, O Lord, from Can God furnish a table in the wil men of the world, which have their derness ? Behold, he smote the rock, portion in this life, and whose belly that the waters gushed out, and the thou fillest with thy hid treasure : they streams overflowed; can he give bread are full of children, and leave the rest also ? can he provide flesh for his peo of their substance to their babes, Psal. ple: Therefore the LORD heard this, xvii. 14. For all these things do the

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