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a receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him

lent me. 38. ^T And b John answered him, saying, ifter, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, aud he weth, not us; and we forbad him, because he followeth us. 39. But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is

man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can :ly speak evil of me. 40. For he that is not r against us, 1 our part. 41. For whosoever ihall give you ;t ' cup of ;r to drink, in my name, because ye belong to Christ, ly I fay unto you, he shall not lose his reward. 42. And Ibever ihalls offend one of these little ones that believe in it is better for him that a mil stone were hanged about his :, and he were cast into the sea. 43. And if thy h hand Send thee [Or, cause thee to offends], cut it off: it is better thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands, 50 into hell, into the fire that never shall be quench

44. Where their 'Worm dieth not, and the k fire is quenched. 45. And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quench

46". Where their Worm dieth not, and the fire is not

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"r Mat. 10. 40. He that receiv- *+ Luk. 17. I. * See on Mat.

tro, receiveth me; and he that 18. 6.
vetb me, receiveth him that h See on Mat. 5. 59.

me. '* Isai. 66. 24. They shall go

*Luk. 9-49. r forth and look upon the Cascades

Numb. 11. 27. There ran a of the Men that have transgressed I Man, and told Moset, and said, against me: for their Worm shall d and Medad do prophesie in not die, neither shall their Fire he Camp- quenched.— ".' Judith \6. 17. Wo

* 1 Cor. ii. 3. I give you to 10 to the Nations that rife up agianst erstand, that no Man speaking my Kindred: the Lord Almighty the Spirit of God callethjesus will take Vengeance of them in fstd: and that no man can fay the Day of Judgment, in putting Jesut is the Lord, but by the Fire and Worms in their Flesh; and Ghost. 1 y they shall feel them, and Weep for

t Mat. is. 30. Luk. 11. 23. ever. Ecclesiasticus 7. 17. Humthat is not with me, is against ble thy Soul greatly: for the : and he that fathereth not Vengeance of the Ungodly is Fire h me, fcattereth. Phil. 1. lS. and Worms.

twirhstanding every Way, whe-20 k Jer. 7. 20. Thus faith the x in Pretence, or in Truth, Christ Lord God, Behold, mine Anger peached; and I therein do re- and my Fury shall be poured out ce, yea, and will rejoice. upon this place,—and it lhall hum,

'* See on Mar. 10. 42. and not be quenched.

quenched. 47. And if thine 1 Eye *offend thee £ thee to offenes}, pluck it out: it is better for thee to to the kingdom of God with one Eye, than having £ to be cast into hell-fire: 48. Where their Worm di and the fire is not quenched. 49. For every one salted with (1) fire, and every m sacrifice shall be sa J 2 Ja!t. 50. n Salt is good: but if the salt have lost its J wherewith will you season it? 0 Have salt in youj and have p peace one with another.

1 See on Mar. 5. 19. 14. Follow Peace witft a

m * Lev. 2. 13. Every Oblation Pl'al. 34. 14. Depart frorr of thy Meat-offering fliaJt thou sea. and do Good : seek Peace, at. son with Salt; neither shaltthou sue it. Psal. 133.1. JBehoIc

suffer the Salt of the Covenant of y good and how pleasant it is f thy God to be lacking from thy thren to dwell together in Meat-offering: With all thine 2 Cor. 13. 11. Be perfect, Offerings thou lhalt offer Salt. good Comfort, be of one

n * Mat. y. 13. Ye are the Salt live inpeace; and the God o of the Earth: but if the Salt have I0 and peace shall be with you. 1 lost its savour, wherewith shall it j. 13. —Be at peace among be salted? it is thenceforth good selves. 2 Tim. 2. 22. Flee yi for nothing, but to be cast out and ful Lusts: but follow RigJicc trodden under foot of Men. -f Luk. ness, Faith, Charity, Peace,' 14. 34. Salt is good: but if the j . them that call on the Lord ou Salt have lost his savour, wherewith a pure Heart. 1 Pet. 3. 11. 5 shall it be seasoned? peace, andensueit. Rom. 14.

0 Col 4 6. Let your Speech be The Kingdom of God is not m always with Grace, seasoned with and drink, but righteousness,: Salt, that ye may know how you 10peace, and joy in the Holy Ghi ought to answer every man. 1 Cor. 7. 15. —God hath call

p t Rom. 12. 18. If it be posii- usto^f^. 1 Cor. us. 33. God ble, as much as lieth in you live not the Author of Confusion, b, peaceably with all men. f Heb. J2. of peace.—

(1) In the foregoing Verses, our blessed Lord speaks of the M cejjtty of parting with our most beloved Sins and Lusts, which to exprestes by cutting ef a Right-hand, &c. And these Words arc i farther Argument to perlwade men from finning; for every »nt that indulges his sinful Lusts, and corrupt Affections, every wicked and unreformed Person shall be so salted with Fire, at to endure for ever in a State of Torment: The Metaphr is taken from the known Property of Salt, which is to preserve Things h*®




Year of our Lord 33.

ND he' arose from thence, and cometh into the ^. coasts of Judea, by the farther side of Jordan: and people resort unto him again; and as he was wont, he htthem again. 2. % And the Pharisees came to him, asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his Wife? pting him. 3. And he answered and said unto them, at did Moses command you? 4. And they said, b Mosuffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her y. 5. And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the Iness of your heart, he wrote you this precept. 6. But .-1 the beginning of the creation, cGod made them male female. 7. For this a cause shall a man leave his father mother, and cleave to his wife} 8. And they twain shall ne fleih: so then they are no more twain, but one fleshVhat therefore God hath joined together, let not man asunder. 10. And in the house his disciples asked him n of the fame matter. 11. And he sai h unto them, osoever shall e put away his wife, and marry another, imitteth adultery against her. 12. And if a woman shall

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*Maf. 19. 1. Whenjesus had Woman have her o*>» Husband. bed these Sayings, he depart- t Eph. 5- 31- F°r this Cause lhaU rom Galilee, and came into the a man leave his Father and Mother, Ib of Judea, beyond Jordan, and shall be {lined unto his Wife, ih. 10.40. [Jesus] went away y and they two shall be one Flesh, n beyond Jordan.— V Joh. e* Mat. 5. 3 *• Whosoever shall

r. Then faith he to his Disci- put away his Wife, saving for the , Let US go into Judea again. Cause of Fornication, causethher

+ See on Mat. y. 3r. to commit Adultery: andwnolo

fGen. 1. 27. —Male and Fe-IO shall marry her that is divorced r created he them. See on commitreth Adultery, t Repeated :. 19. 4. Mat. 19. 9- and Luk. 16. 18. only

f Gen. 2. 24. Therefore shall in St. Luke Fornication is not mentan leave his Father and Mother, tioned. Rom. 7. 3. If while her (hall cleave unto his Wife: and j - Husband liveth she be married to ay shall be one Flesh. Mat. 19. notherman, she shall be called an t 1 Cor. 6. 16. Know ye not Adulteress: But if her Husband be t he that is joined to an Har- dead, she is free from that Law; is one Body? for two, faith he, so that she is no Adulteress rhough U be one Flesh. I Cor. 7. 2. she be married to another man, 1 avoid Fornication, let everyS011 Cor.j. 10. Let not the Wife n have his mm Wfe, and let every depart/>•«?» her Husband.


put away her husband, and be married to another, dl mitteth adultery. 13. ^[ And they f brought youn dren to him, that he should touch them: and his- d rebuked those that brought them- 14. But when _J^* it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Sufi little children to come unto me, and forbid them Tloc of B such is the kingdom of God. 15. Verily I fay unt Whosoever shall not h receive the kingdom of God as a child, he shall not enter therein. 16. And he took up in his arms, 1 put his hands upon them, and b them. 17. ^[ And when he was gone forth into the there k came one running, /and kneeled to him, asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may in eternal life? 18. And Jesus said unto him, Why calle/t i me good? there is none good but one, that is God. Thou knowest the Commandments, 1 Do not commit a tery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false ness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother. 2.0. J he answered and laid unto him, Master, all these h I observed from my Youth. 2 r. Then Jesus beholding ft loved him, aud laid unto him, One thing thou lackest: thy way, fell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the Poc and thou shalt have " treasure in heaven •, and come, take


f * See on Mat. 19. 13. teth his own Soul.— Lev. 1

"t See on Mat. )8. 3. 11. Ye shall mt Steal, neither de

11 f Mat. 1 8. 3. VeriJy I say un- falfly, neither lie one to anothe to you, except ye be conversed and Zech. 5. 4. \l'ke Curse] lhal] en's become as little Children, ye shall y into the House of the Thief.— Ma not enter into the Kingdom of 15.19 Out of the Heart proceei Heaven. PfaJ. 1} r. 2. Surely I evil Thoughts, — Thefts.— Eph have behaved and quieted my self 4. 18. Let him that Stole, Steal no as a Child that is iveaned of his more— Exod. 22. 1, &c. Seveir.orher: my Soul is even as aI0ral Cafes with reference to Sten'•weaned Child ir.g, and Restitution, are put.

1 Seethe Note on Act. 6.6. 1 Cor. 6. 9, ro. —Neither Forniv t Luk. iS 18. * See on Mat. cator*.— nor Thiev;;,— shall inhe19. 16. rit the Kingdom of God. 1 Pet.

1 t E:<od. 20. Rom. 13. 9.!<;4. ij. Let none of you fuller as The five last Commandments. a Murderer, or as a nits.—

m Exod. 20. 15:. Thou shalt "j" Mat. 6. 19. Lay not up for rat Steal. Repeated Deut. 5. 19. your selves Treasure! upon Earth, Mar. 19. 18. Luk. 18. 20. P om. where moth and rust doth corrupt, 13 9. Plal 50. i8 When thouand where Thieves break fawest zTh'uf, then thou cenfent- through and steal, f Luk. ft. edst with him— Piov. 29. 24. 33. -—Provide your selves Bip Whoso is farmer with a Thief, ha. which

the cross, and follow me. 22. And he was fad at that faying, and went away grieved: for he had great Possessions. 23. ^ And Jesus looked round about, and faith unto his disciples, 0 How hardly ihall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 24. And the disciples were aslonissied it his Words. But Jesus answereth again, and faith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that p trust in richesto enter into the kingdom of God! 25. It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 26. And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved? 27. And Jesus looking upon them, faith, Wich men it is impossible, but not with God: for q with God all things are possible. 28. % Then Peter began to fay unto him, Lo, we have 1 left all, and have followed thee. 29' And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or listers, orfither, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sike and the gospels, 30. But he Ihall f receive (1) an

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vliich wax not old, a Treasure in minded, nor trust in uncertain Rich" Heaven which faileth nor, where es, but in the living God.—■ no Thief approacheth, nor moth q t See on Luk. i. 37. corruprerh. V Luk. 16 9. Make 1 * Mat. 19. 17 Then answer* to your selves Friends of the Mam- 5 ed Peter and said unto him, Be*« of Unrighteousness; that when hold, we have forsaken all, and folV« fail, they may receive you in- lowed thee ; what shall we have to everlasting Habitations. therefore? t Luk. 18. 38. Then

0 See on Mat. 19. aj. Peter said,Lo, we have lest all and

ptJob Ji. 24. If I have made ,0 followed thee. Oild my Hope, or have said to the 1 V 2 Chron. aj. 9. Amaz'ah ft Gold, thou art my Confidence. said to the man of God, But what ^ S*. 7. Lo this is the man Ihall we do for the hundred Talents that made not God his Strength; W'hich I have given to the Army WttmjJerfjn the Abundance of if of Israel? And the man of God !"S Riches,mi strengthned himself answered, The Lord is able to give m his Wickedness, t Psal. 6z. thee much more than this. •."Luk. ». Trust not in Oppression, and 18.30. There is no man that hath become not vain in Robbery; if left House, &c. for the Kingdom Wiltj increase, set not your Heart 20 of Gods fake, who sliall not receive uP°n them. t 1 Tim. 6. 17. manifold more in this present time, CJ'rge them that are Rich in this and in the World to come Lift World, that they be not high- everlasting.

. U) These Words are not to be understood literally. ButthemeartlnSofthem seems to be, They sliall receive BleJjSngs which are an hundred r"9«more V«lu*bl< {ha)a those they parted with for the fake of Christ.

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