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fend one of these « little ones which believe in mt it were better for h'm that a mill-stone were hanged a bout his neck, and that he were drowned in the dept of the lea. 7. ^f Wo unto the World because of i fences: for it h must needs be that offences come: H * wo to that man by whom the offence cometh. Wherefore if thy k hand or thy foot offend thee, ci them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for tht to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than hawi two hands or two feet, to be cast into everlasting fii 0. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and di it from thee: it is' better for thee to enter into B with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be a into hell-fire. 10. Take heed that ye despise not 0 of these little ones: for I lay unto you, that in he ven their ' Angels do always m behold the face of my F ther which is in heaven. 11. For the Son ot man come to n save that which wars lost. i%> How Chink yi

cast into die Sea, than that he* excel in Strength, that do his Cob

lhould offend one of these little mandments, hearkning unto t

ones. Voice of his Word, t Dan. 7.1

8 Joh it. 15s. — Feed my —Thousand thousands ministred(

Lambs. y to him, and ten thousand times t

h + 1 Cor. n. 19. There must thousand stood before him

tie also Heresies among you, that + Zech. 13. 7. I wHl turn rm

they which are approved m«y be hand upon the little ones. Mat.

made manifest among you. 11. The Devil leaveth- him, a

'f Mat. 16. 24. Wo unto that 10behold, Angels came and minis':

man by whom the Son of man is unto him. Luk. 21. 43. Th<

betrayed; it had been good for appeared an Angel unto him fro

that man, if he had not been Heaven, strengthening him. +H<

■ fcprn. 1. 14. Are they not all minill

,. k * See on Mat. <f. 20. inspirits, sent forth to minister f

J '+ Ps. 34. 7. The^f/ of the them, who shall be Heirs of Si

•Lord encampeth round about them vation?

.:that fear him, and delivereth them. ,n Y Estb. x. 14. —The lev

% King. 6. 16. He [Elijla] answer- Princes of Persia and Media, whii ed, Fear not: for they that be with 2osaw the King's Face, and which I

as, are more than they that be with the first in the Kingdom. Luk.

them. Gen 32. 1, 2. Jacob went 19.—I am Gabriel which Jtsnd

en his Way, and the Angels of God the Presence of God. Rev. 8.

met him. And when Jacob &w I saw seven Angels whichryffW I them, he said, This is God's Hofl. insure God.

Ps. 91. 11. He shall give his An- n * Luk. 19. 10. The Son

gels charge over thee to keep thee man is come to seek and to/r

'in all thy Ways, t Ps- i°3- 2e« that which is lost. Jok. 3 1

Bless the Lord, ye his Angels that Gc isa man have an hundred * iheep, and one of them be * gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and ieeketh that which is gone aftray? 13. And if so be that he find it, verily 1 say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that ficep than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. 14. Even so it is not the will of your Father which is' in heaven, that one of these little ones should c peristi. 15. % Moreover, if thy i brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast * gained thy brother. 16. But if he will "ot hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of f two or three witnesses every word my be established. 17. And if he stall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an e heathen man

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God s«t not his Son Into the or at the mouth of three Witnesses,

"irld to condemn the World; shall the matter be established,

TM that the World through him 'John 8. 17. It is also written iri

mi£ht be saved. i Tim. 1. 15. your Law, that the Testimony of pis is a faithf ul Saying, and wor- r troo Men is true. * 2 Cor. 13. 1.

tiiy of all acceptation, that Christ In the mouth of two or three Wit

Wcame into the World to save nesses shall every Word be esta

>mn. blislied. * Heb. 10. 28. He that

"Luk. it. 4. What man of despised Moses Law, died without you having an hundred Sheep, if he lo Mercy under two or three Wit

'* one of them, doth not leave nesses.

WNinety and nine in the Wjl- « t Rom. 16. 17- Now I beseech

and go after that which you, Brethren, mark them which

until he find it? Jer. 50. 6. cause Divisions and Offences, con*J People hath been 'lost ,-trary to the Doarine which ye fep,— 5 have learned, and <»D8/V them, *i

. 1 Pet. j. j5. ye were as lheep Cor. y. 0,11. I wrote to you in an

P'H astray. Epistle, not to company with For

6 Joh. 10.18. I give unto them nicators. But now I have written

"ernal Life, and they shall never unto you. not to keep Company, if a

neither shall any pluck them ny man that is called a Brother, be

out of nyy Hand. a Fornicator, or covetous, or

tw. 19, tf. i Ecclesiasti- an Idolater, or Railer, or a Drunk

13. See on Luk. 17. 3. ard, or an Extortioner, with such

tjam. j. jo. V 1 Pet. 3. 1. See an one, no not to ear. 2 Cor. 6. » Rom. u. i4. *5 i4. — Whit fellowship harh Righte

Deut. 17. 6. At the mouth of ousness with Unrighteousness?

?' Witnesses, or three Witnesses, and what communion hath Light

"Wlhe that is worthy of Death, with Darkness? Eph. j. 11. Have DJP« to Death; but at the mouth 5 Ono fellowship with the unfruitful

I °« Witness, he shall not Works of Darkness.^ 2 Thes.

M.P«to De»th. Deut. 19. 15. 3. 6, 14. Now we cpnjrnaudyou, themoijth pf two Witnesses,

a..d a publican. 18. Verily I say unto you, (i)Whatsoei ye mall h bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven: t whatsoever ye shall loose on earth, shall be loosed in hi ven. 19. Again I sty unto you, that if two of y i shall agree on earth as touching any thing that th shall ask, it shall k be done for them of my Father whic is in heaven. 20. For where two or three are gatherii together in my name, there am I in the * midft

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brethren, in the Name of our Lord Christ, for the Ktmsjsion of Sin Jesus Christ, that ye mithdra-a your * 1 Cor. 5. +. In the Name of selves from every Brother that Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are wa'keth disorderly, and not after thered together, and my Spirir.i the Tradition he received of 5 the Power of our Lcrdjefus CM us. If any man obey not our to deliver such an one unto & Word, — note that man, and have —2 Cor. a. 10. To whom ye ») Company with him, that he may give any thing, I forgive also.-be afr.amed. 1 Tim. 3. j. Hav- 'V Mat. e.i^Leave theretf

ing a Form of Godliness, but de-10 Gift before the Altar, and go j trying the Power thereof: fiom way firstbe reconciled to thy such turn away, fa Joh. ver 10. ther, and then come and If there come any unto you, and Gift, bring nor this Doctrine, receive him k Joh. 9. 31 Now we know t!

not into your house, neither bidi^God heareth not Sinners: but him God speed. any man be a worlhipper of Q

h t Mat. 1 si. 19. I will give un- and d^rh his Will, him he hc»n to thee the Keys of the Kingdom of Jam. f io\ The effectual fer» Heavens and whatsoever thou Prayer cf a righteous man a-jail lhalt bind on Earrh, shall be boundmuch. \ rjoh. 3.22- Whatsoet in Heaven: and whatsoever thou we ask W.'reaivt of him, bee* iha!t hose on Earrh, shall be hosed we keep his Commandments, I in Heaven * Joh. 20. 23. Whose- do these things that are pleafi soever Sins ye remit, they are re- in his sight, f 1 Joh 5. 14. T mitted unto them,and whosesoever*? is she confidence we have in hi Sins ye retain, they are retained, that if we ask any thing acebi Act. 2. 38. Then Peter said unto ing to his Will, h« bearer bus. them', Resent and be Baptized every 'Mat. 18. 20. Lo lam nwVij

one cf you in the Name of Jesus alwa;

(1) The Sense of these Words seems to be this. Our Lord gives I Apoflles aurhority to fifth rhe Terms and Conditions en which Men fr 1.1 be accepted by God. Th?y being infallibly assisted, wee u ir.m ■'them, what Duries God required, and what Sins' he forbid This C» ■mission the Apostles executed, declaring in' the p'ainest Expressions, tt God required, that Men fhou d believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, ti they should Reptr.t and turn from theii Sins, and seriously endeavour »iey the Laws of Jesus Christ, and that unless they complied with tn< Conditions, they were not to expect Salvation by him. Those vi would fee more on this Subject, may consult Dr. Whitbj on the PI ees here refeii'd to.' Also Lightfttt, 61c •■■<•• ••

them. 21. % Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft sliall my brother lin against me, and I forgive him '{ till * seven times? 22. Jesus iaith unto him, I fay not unta thee, Until seven times: but until b seventy times seven. 23. ^[ Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unfoa certain king which would take account of his servants. 2f And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand (1) talents. 25. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be c fold, and his wife and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26. The servant therefore fill down, and * worshipped him QOr, besought him'}, faying, lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. 27. Then the Lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. 28. But the feme servant went out, and found one of his fellow-ser* slots which owed him an hundred (2J pence: and he hid hands on him, and took him by the throat, faying, Pay me that thou owest. 29. And his fellow-servant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and 1 will pay thee all. 30. And he would but went and cast him into prison, till he should the debt. 31. So when his fellow- servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. 32. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wickM servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou defiredft me: 33. Shouldect not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as I had pity on wee? 34. And his lord was wroth, and delivered him

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|jfjy> evea unto the end of the See on Mat. 6*.14.

TMTM. e Neh. 5. 8. We, after our Abi

Lufc. 17.4. And if he tref- liry, have redeemed our Brethren

Pa's against thee seven times in a the Jews, which were said unto

"3y> inifiven times in a Day turn 5 the Heathen ; and wil) you even

tif'V0 r'lee' &y,nS> J repent, scS your Brethren? or Hull they

TMnslialrforgive him. . be Jttd unto us? + Mar. jr. 35, • f Col. 3. Ij.

Talent is 750 Ounces of Silver, which, after five Shil,10p the Ou.ice, is 187/. 10/.

.w i The Roman Peny is the eighth Part of an Ounce, wh'chf mt five Shillings the Ounce, is Seve.i-pence hajf-peny.

tp the tormenters, tiH he should pay all that was duet unto him. 35. d So likewise shall my heavenly Fatlier do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

CHAP. XIX.

Year of our Lord 3}.

AND it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished, these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came, into the e coasts of Judea, beyond Jordan; 2. And great f multitudes followed him, and he healed them there. 3. ^ The Pharisees a lib came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause}. 4. And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read that he which * made them at the beginning, made them male and female? 5. And said, For b this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh. c>. Wherefore they are no more twa;n3 but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. 7. They say unto him 1 Why did JVloses.then command to give a writing of d:yorcemeut, and to put her away? 8. He faith unto them, Moses, because of the k hardness of your hearts, suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was ■ not

*tMar.|i. tjam. 2.1,3. Did. not he make one? yet had bp See on Mar. 6*. 14, if. the residue of the Spirit: and

e * Mar. 10.1. And he arose wherefore one? that he might from thence, and cometh into the seek a godly Seed: therefore Coast of Judea by the farther side 5 fake heed to your Spirit, and let of Jordan:' qnd the People resort none deal treacherously against th'f unto him again -T and; as he was Wife of his youth, wont, he taught them again^ h'* Geh. 2. 24. * Eph. 5. 31.

ft Mas'. 1»: i j.' — Great Mulii-. * 1 Cori 6. 16. ' V 1 Cor. 7. a'. tudet followed hirn, and he healed 1 o See on Mar. 10.7. cfcemall. 1 * Deut. 24.1. See on Mat. 7.

* * Gen. 1. 27. —Mate and f#- ||. v"'

mite created he them, f (Jen. J- a. *• Deut. 9. 6. —Thou art iftif* Male apd Female created ne thrirt, 'necked People. Deut 31. 27.1 know and blessed them, and called their IJ thy Rebellion and rhy JHjs-Hnk jMame Adam, in the Pay when' fc'z. 2 4." They arc impudent chit wy'' were crested, t Maj. 'a. 15. grenarid £>$'-bumU, '■*

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