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not so. p. And I * say unto you, Whosoever sliall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and sliall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away, doth commit adultery* 16. ^[ fris disT ci^es fay unto him? If the cafe of the man be so with hit wife, it is not good to marry. 11. But he laid unto them, oilmen b cannot receive this faying, save they to whom it isp'ven. 12. For there are some * eunuchs, which were so born from their mothers womb: and there are some eur rachs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which haye (1) made themselves eunuchs for the Jtinjdom of heavens fake. He that is able to receive ir, let him receive it. 13. ^ Then were there brought unto lira d little children, that he sliould put his hands on them,

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t ''Mar.ie. ii. ?Luk 16". 18. is difference also between a Wife 'Cor, 7. ui, it. See on Mat. and a Virgin: The unmarriedWof- 1*. man careth for the things of

11 Cor. 7. s, 7, 9, 17. To «- the Lord, that Ihe may be holy, <*'<' Fornication, let every man .5 both in Body and Spirit: but Ihe «»e his own Wife,and let every that is married careth for the Womin have her own Husband, things of the World, how Ihe may s would that all men were even at please her Husband, f i Cor. 9. y, 'myself: but every man hath his »*• Have we not power to lead atytr Sift of God, pne after thisiobout a Sister a Wife, as well as oTM"«r, and another after that, ther Apostles, and at the Brethren "«*y cmtt contain, let them of the Lord and Cephas. But I ^T: for it is better to marry have used none of these things, ttoatoburn. As God hath distn- Neither have I written these things ?wTM t0 every man, as the Lordi j that it shculd be so done unto me: ^called everyone, so let him for it were better for me to die, and so ordain I in all than that any man sliould make my Wnrchei. glorying void.

, -tiCor. 7 32, 34. I would d ■* Mar. 10. 13. And they )Ve you without carefulness. He 10 brought ytung Children to him, that 'S unmarried careth for the he should touch them; and his """P that belong to the Lord, Disciples rebuked those that wiemaypleasc the Lord-There brought

J1) Some understanding these Words literally, have been led into

try great Mistakes, which would have been prevenred. if Tranfla5s "Jd rendred them as they are to be understood. Our Lord's

filing undoubtedly is, Some live «t Eunuchs do for the *">Wcm of Heavens fake. That it, they do not Marry. But if any

'"not uw chafly without Marriage, it is their Duty to Marry.

ut't theyhave received such a special Gift from God, as to be able to F«trve their Chastity unmarried, they may so continue, without W*»S Vows, which, often entangle the Conscience.

and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. 14. Butji laid, Surfer little children, and forbid them not to come J me: for of e such is the kingdom of heaven. 15. An<a f laid his hapds on them, and departed thence. 16". ^f J behold. r- one came and said unto him, h Good master,« good thing shall 1 do that I may have eternal life? 17. J he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? ' there isi good but one, that is God: but if thou wilt enter i lite, keep the commandments. 18. He faith unto \ Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no k murder, T slialt not commit adultery, Thou slialt not steal, 1 islialt not bear false witness. 19. -1 Honour thy father thy mother: and, Thou shalt m love thy neighbour as self. 20. The young man faith unto him, Alltheiet' have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Jesus faith unto him, If thou, wilt be perfect, n go (1) fell that thou hast, and give to the poor, iind

troughs them. ?Luk.18.15.They ht Luk. 10. ay. Behold,*

brought unto him also Infants, that tain Lawyer stood up, and te/

he would touch them, but when ed him, saying, Master, what

bis Disciples saw it, they rebuked do to inherit eternal Life?

them. j • 1 Sam- *• a. There is »e«J

e f See on Mat. 18. 3. as the Lord.;

f See the Note on Act. 6.6. k * Exod. ao. 13. Deut. fl

E * Mar. lo. 17. —Theie came ihe sixth Ctmmandmevt.

»ne running, and kneeled to him, 'See on Mat. 15. 4.

and asked him, Good master, what ,6 m f Lev. jo. 18. t Rom. 1] shall I do, that I may inherit «ter- f Ga-1. 5. 14. + Jam. a. S

inal Life? * Luk. 18. 18. And a on Joh. 13. 34. ttrtain Ruler asked him, faying, n f Luk. 12.93. "f" Luk. 1

G«od Mast«r» what (hall I do to •*- 1 Tim. 6. Jo. See on

inherit etenial Life? J5 6. ao.

(1) This is no Evangelical Counsel of Perfection, as the Church of Call it, but a particular Command given to this young Man. Our j Knew the Hears of all Men, and might probably fee that CovetM was the prodeminant and reigning Vice in this Person: and there1 gave him this Precept to try him, and to convince him that he was so righteous or perfect, as he thought himself to be. Christians doubt a:e obliged to draw off their Affections from this World, am isit loose to the Enjoyments of it, and to part with the Riches, Hono and Pleasures thereof, whenever the keeping of them is inconsif with their Duty to God, and the Salvation of their Souls; as it maj in Times of Persecution, and would be, should our Lord give us a ] .ticular Command so to do, as he did to this young Man. And, that felt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. 12. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great Possessions. 23. ^[ Then laid Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I lay unto you, that a 'rich man shall b hardly enter into the kingdom of heavta. 24. And again I fay unto you, It is (2; easier -fora camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 2^. When |fiS diliriples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, frying Who then can be'saved? 26. But jelas beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible, but

* with

1 tMar. 10. 2a And the Dis- pierced themselves through with

tipleswere astonished athisWcrds. many Sorrows.

But Jesus answereth again, and b Mat. 13L St. The Cares of

JMimnto them, Children, how this World, and this deceitfulness

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}tobliged to give Mms in Proportion to our Ability, is plain and certain; jutthar this Command cf filling all, and giving it to the Pour, is no general

ommand. and does not bind us, will appear, tjt, From St. Peters Rea*Wg With Ananias, Act. 5. 4 While it remained, was it not thine own, a-d

I'c V"! xetts 'c nott^'we tv"1 Ptrver J- From the Duties requiWsf the Rich, 1 Tim 6. 18. namely That they dt good, that they be J* TM g'°d Works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate. 3. From '.Colletiions made for charitable Uses, and the Exhortation to lay .r in Sure *t Q0d had prospered them, in the Times of the Apostles,

It1' 1 Cer l6, 5- ^ee thete on Luk. 1 J. 33.

- '^'1's was a Proverbial Speech frequent among the Jews, to

'"Press the Difficulty of doing'any particular Thing. The Word

P'^i a Cows/, likewise signifies a Cable or thick Rope, used by

,eai*en in castii g their Anchors J' and so it should be rendred

**» there being' some resemblance between . drawing a Thread and

W .through the &E;« of a Needle; but none beiWeea a Thread and

1 bail. '•■ 1 * 1 .

c with God all things are possible. 27. ^[Then danswa ed Peter, and said unto him, Behold, we have e forsake all and followed thee; what shall we have therefor« ^8. And Jesus said unto them. Verily I fay unto y^ that ye which have { followed me in the regeneratio when the Son of man ihall sit in the throne of his gli ry, ye also shall sit upon 8 twelve thrones, judging tl twelve tribes of Israel. 29. And every one that hathfoi iaken houses, or brethren, or sifters, or father, or a ther, or wise, or children, or lands for my names sal }hall receive an (1) hundred-fold, and . shall inherit ev, lasting Life. 30. But many that are b first, sliall be lal and the last flail be first.

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c tJ,CT. 3*- »7- t Zech. 8. 6. ippointed unto me: that t Luk. 18. 27. See on Luk. may eat and drink at my Table J. 37- my Kingdom, and sit on Tin

d * Mar. 10. ^8. Then Peter judging the twelve Tribes cf began to fay unto him, Lo, we 5 rael f"j Cor. 6. j, 3. Doyt Jiave left a?, and have followed know that the Stints shall judge t thee. "Luk. 18. 28. Then Peter World? And if the World 11 said, Lo, we have left all and sol- he judged by you. are ye unworj lowed thee. to judge the smallest Matter

'f Mat. 4. 20. And they 1° Know ye not that w* stall a straightway lift their Nets and jtngels? how much more thin followed him. } Luk. 5. 1 1 And that pertain to this Life? \\ when they had troughs their 2. so-, ffe that overcometh, % Ships to Land, they forsook »U and keepeth my Works unto the Et followed him- ,Sto him, will I give Power tvtri

f * Cor. 5.17. If any man be in Nation*. Rev. 3. 21. To him tl Christ, he is a new Creature.— overcometh will I grant to Jit I

E Psal. 49. 14. —The Upright we on my Throne, even as I also shall have Dominion over them.—■ vtreame, and am set down »■ Dan. 7. 1a: — The Time came S0 my Father in his Throne. * that the Saints Pofefsed the Kingdom- 20. 4. I law Thrones, and they f Mat. 20. 21*. Grant that these Upon them, ana judgment was gi^ my two Sons may sit,theone on thy unto them.—r Vvisd. 3.8. [T right Hand, and the other on the Righteous] shall judge the N*ti» left in thy Kingdom. * Luk. 2-2. 25 and have Dominion over the Peop *8, 29, .30. Ye are they which and their Lord stall reign! have continued with me in my -ever.

Temptations. And I appoint unto h See on Mar. 10. 3s. Also*

you a Kingdom, as my Father hath Note en Map. 20. 16.

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(1) See the Note on Mar. ip. 30.

CHAP. XX.

FO R the kingdom of heaven is like' unto a man that is an houfholder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. 2. And when he fed agreed with the labourers for a (1) peny a day, he fe them into his vineyard. 3. And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in die market-place, 4. And said unto them, Go ye also into the lanyard, and whatsoever is right, 1 will give you. And they went their way. 5. Again he went out about the filth and ninth hour, and did likewise. 6. And about she elmith hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and faith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle > 7. They fay unto him, Because no man hath hired «. He faith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right, that mall ye receive. 8. So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard faith w.o his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their tire, beginning from the last unto the first. 9. And when % came that were hired about the elventh hour, they received every man a peny. 10. But when the first came,' Æey supposed that they mould have received more, and % likewise received every man a peny. 11. And wherr % had received it, they 1 murmured against the goodwill of the house, T2. Saying, Thsse last * have wrought jwone hour s_Or, have continued one hour only], and thou W made them equ^l unto us, which have born the rorien and heat of the day. 13. But he answered one of ^m, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong r didst wt'hou agree with me for a peny? 14. Take that thine u> and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as

unto

'l«k- fy 28, Jo. Tfe was m- do t serve thee, neither transgresPf< ><\im*Nn0t go in, therefore fed lat anytime thy command"mth'sFa'h-r our, and inrreated ment, and yet thou never ^avest And he answeriiig,' slid to me a Kid, that I might rnuke mer

S Father, lo, these many Years 5 ry with my friends.

pWiThe Reman Piny Is the eighth 'Part of an Ounce, which, after **%r the Ounce, is Seven-fence llatf-pnj.

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