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passion on the multitude, because they continue wit me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and. I w: not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the waj 33. And his disciples fay unto him, Whence should v, have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so gre; a multitude? 34. And Jesus faith unto theraj How mar. loaves have ye? and they laid, Seven, and a few lip: filhes. 35. And he commanded the multitude to fit dow on the ground- 36. And he 1 took the seven loaves, an the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave t his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.' 37. An they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up c the broken meat that was left, seven baskets full. 38. 'An they that did eat, were four thou land men, beside wome and children. 39. And he lent away the multitude, an * took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.


THE' Pharisees also with the Sadducees came,and tempt ing, desired him that he would shew them a figr from heaven. 2. He answered and said unto them, when it is evening, ye fay, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red

3. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky, but can ye not discern the signs of the times;

4. d A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign, and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the. sign of the Prophet Jonas. And he left;them, and departed. 5., And when his disciples were come to the other side, they h'-d ■ forgotten to take bread. 6. Then Jesus said unto them; (1) Take heed and beware of the f leaven of the Pharisee^

■' and

* t See on Mat. 14. 19. e t Mar. 8. 14. Now the Disci

* '.' Mar. 8. 9. And straightway pies had forgotten to take bread, neihe entnd into a Shis with his Dis- ther had they in the Ship with ciples, and came into the Parts of them more than one L oaf Dalmanutha. ffLuk. 12. 1.—He began to

c f See on Mat. ti. 38. 'fay to his Disciples first of all, Be

A t Mat. 11. 39. An evil and a- ware ye of the Leaven of the Pf13

dulterous Generation, cVf. it rifees, which is Hypocrisie.


(j) By tht Leaven of the; Pharisees and Sadducees is meant, as appear'

from and the Sadducees. 7. And they reasoned among themselves, faying, It is because we have taken no bread. 8. Wokh «hea[esus perceived, he fa d u;.to them, O ye ot" little fat\v, why realbn ye among your selves, because ye have brought no bread? 9. Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the 1 five loaves of the five thousand, and bow many teslets ye took up? 10. Neither the h leven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? How is it that ye do not understand that 1 spake it not to you iratetiiing bread, that ye mould beware of the leaven of the" Phmlees,andofthe Sadducees? 12. Then understood they how that he bde them not beware of the leaven of bread, kit of the doctrine of the Pharisees, and of she Sadducees. >J.f When lesus came into the coasts of Celarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do 1 men say, that I, &c Son k of man am? 14. And they said, 1 Some fay that


'tMat. 14, 17. We have here to his Servants, This is John the tat fvt Lowes, and two • Fifties. Baptist, he is risen from the dead, + Joh. <?. p. There is a Lad here, and therefore mighty Works do "Mi hath five barley Loaves and shew forth themselves in him. so small Fishes: but what are 5 t Luk. 9.7, 8,9. Now Herod the tie?among so many?: tetrarch heard of all that was done

a' Mat. 15. 34. by him: and he was perplexed,

'* Mar. 8. 17. He asked his because it was said of some, that Disciples, &c. as here. John was risen from the dead ;and of

* Heb. 2. 14. Forasmuch then 10 some,.that £//«/ had appeared: and "the Children are partakers of of others, that one of the old Prosty ami Blood, he also himself like- phets was risen again. And Herod wise took part of the same.— *Luk. said, John have I beheaded: but 9-He asked them, &c. as here. who is this of whom I hear such

TMat 14. a. [Herod] said un-1 j things? And he desired to fee him.

from tbe nth Verse, the corrupt Doftrines they taught, and the Traditi. onstkypretended to deliver as from the Fathers, which not only had no Foundation in, but were contrary to the Word of God- This Caution, is not inconsistent with our Lord's commanding the People to observe and Utlutfn<ver they hid them, Mat. 13. 3. For our Lord's Meaning there, is, that they should observe them so far, as what they faughr was agreeable to the Laws of God; but if their Instructions did interfere with any Duty required by God, then they were "not to observe them. For cur tard charges them with making the Commandments of God of none tfftft by their Traditions, Mat. jc. 6. Elsewhere he calls them blind Ma, ind cautions the People not to be led by them. It is moreover observable, that these People placed much of their Religion in outward Observances, which contributed little or nothing to the Sanctification of the Soul, which we ought chiefly to have an eye to in al) our religious ftrfonnancej. On which account they are often styled Hypocrites.

thou *rt John the Baptist, some Elias, and others Jeremias, or one of the Prophets. 15. He faith unto them, But whom fay ye that I am? 16. And Simon Peter answered and faid3 Thou art n Christ the Son of the living God. 17. And Jesus answered and said unto him, n Blelsed art thou Simon Bar-jona: for 0 flesh and blood hath not revealed it untc thee, but my * Father which is in heaven. 18. And I lay a ib unto thee, that thou art q Peter, and upon this r rock I will build my church: and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19. And I will give unto thee the { keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou malt bind 011 earth, ihall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou ihalt Jjoose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven. 20. ThenS charged he his disciples that they mould tell no man that he was Jesus t|ie Christ. 21. % From that time forth, began


m * Joh. 6. 69. We believe and because thou hast hid thesp things are sure that thou art that Christ, from the Wise and Prudent, and the Son of the living God. Joh I- hast revealed them unro Babes, t* 49. Nathaniel answered and said Cor. 2. jo. God hath revealed them unto him, Rabbi, Thou art the y unto us by his Spirit: for the Son of God, thou art the King of Spirit searcheth all things, yea, Israel, t Joh. 11. 17. — I [Mar-ba] the deep things of God. fclicve that thou art the Christ the q * Joh. 1.42. When Jesus beSo* of God, which flK-uld come in? held him, he said, Thou art Simon to the World, t Act 8. 37- Hej0the Son of Jona: thou Ihalt be [the Eunuch] answered and said, called Cephas, which is by interI bcleve that Jesus Ch'ist is the Son pretation a Stone. cfGod. f Act. 9. Jo. Straight- 1 Isa. 18. i6\ Thus faith the way he [SaulJ preached Christ in kprd God, Behold, I lay in Zion the Synagogues, that he is the 15 for a Foundation, & Stone, a tried Son of God. t 1 Jori- 1 ?• Who- Stone, a precious Corner-Stone, a focvci shall confess that Jesus is the sure Foundation.— + Eph.2.2o. And £•» of GrH, Goddwellerh in him, are built u pon the Foundation of the and he in God f 1 Joh. J. s- Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ Who is- he that overcometh the 10 himself being t)ie chief CornerWor'd.bur he that belitvtth that Srone. 1 Cor. 3. 11. Other FottnJefus is the Son of God. dat ion can no man lay, than that is

n Mat 13. 16 Blessed are your laid, which is Jesus Christ. + Rev. Eyes, for they fee, and your Ears, ai. 14. The Wall of the City had for they hear. 25 twelve Foundations, and in them the

0 V Eph. 2 8. By Grace ye are Names of the twelve Apostles of saved, through Faith; and that the Lamb.

not of your selves; it is the Gift s * Joh 20. 23. See on M1*tof God. 18- 18.

v Mat. 1 J. 1%. I thank thee, O 30 5 t Sec on Mat 8. 4. father, Lord of Heaven and Earth,

Jesus a to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders, and. chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and be railed again the third day. 22. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, faying, * Be it far from thee CGr. pty thy /elf], Lord: this shall not be unto thee. 23. But he tumed,and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, * Satan, thou art an offence unto me: for thou • savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. 24. Then laid Jesus unto his disciples, If any <man will come after me, let him a deny himself, and take up his cross, and


*tMaf- 17- While they a- delivered into the Hands of sinful Bode in Galilee, Jesus said unto Men, and be crucified, ard the them, The Son of Man shall be third Day rise a^ain. ietrtjtd into the Hands of Men. b f See 2 Sam. 19. 22. And Da* t Mat. 20. 17. Jesus going up to j vid said, What have I to do with Jenisak-m, took the twelve Disci- you, ye Sons of Zeruiah, that ye p'es apart in the Way. t Mar. 9. should this Day be Adversaria unr 31. He taught his Disciples, and tome.

said unto them, The Son of Man c Rom. 8. 7. The carnal Mind is delivered into the Hands of Men, 10 is enmity against God; for it is and they shall kill him.— fMar. not subject to the Law of God, i. li. He began to teach them, neither indeed can be. Jam. j. iy. that the Son of Man must suffer This Wisdom descendeth not front many things, and be rejected of the above, but is earthly,sens**!, deElders, and of the chief Priests, and 1J vilifh.

Scribes, and be killed, and after * * Mat. 10.38. He that taketh three Days rife again, f Mar. 16. not his Cress, and followeth after 33. Behold we go up to Jerusalem, me, is not worthy of me. *Mar. and the Son of Man shall be deli- 8. 34.. When he had called the Peoverid unto the chief Priests, and 20 pie unto him, with his Disciples unto the Scribes j and they shall also, he said unto them, Whosoever mdemn him to Death, and shall will come after me, let him deny deliver him to the Gentiles. * Luk. himself, and take up his Cross and 9. 22,44- The Son of Man must fallow me. + Luk. 9. 23. And he suffer many things, and be rejelfed2$ said to them all,if any Man, &e. of the Elders, and chief Priests, and as here, f Luk. 14. 27. Whosoever Scribes, and bz stain, and be raised doth not£e*rhis Cross, and come the third Day. Let these sayings after me, cannot be my Disciple, fink down into your Ears: for V Act 14. 22.—-We must through the Son of Man shall be delivered much Tribulation enter into the into the Hands of Men. t Luk. Kingdom of God. 7 1 Thes. 3. 3. 18. 31. He took unto him the No Man should be moved by these Twelve, and said unto them, Be- AjflicJionr, for your selves know hold, we go up to Jerusalem, and that we are appointed thereunto, all things that are written by the 3 J'.' aTim.3. i». Yea, and all that Prophets concerning the Son of will live godly in Christ Jesus, shall Man, shall be accomplished, t Luk. suffer Persecution, Heb. 11.24: 24. 7. The Son of Man must be By follow me. 25. For whosoever will < lave his life, lha lose it: and whosoever will f lose his life for my sak lhall find it. 26. For what is a man 8 profited, if he slia gain the whole world, and lose his own foal? or whs lhall a man give h in exchange for his foul? 27. For th Son of man 1 lhall come in the glory of his Father, wit. k his Angels j and then he mail1 reward every man ac


By Faith Moses when he was come Glory, and all the holy Angels wit! to Years, refused to be called the him, then lhall he sit upon th< Son of Pharaoh's Daughter. Throne of his Glory, t Jude ver

ctJoh. 12. 25. See on Luk. 14. Behold, the Lcrd cometb with 17 3 3 5 ten thousands of his Saints.

f Rev. ii. 11. —They Itved not 't Job 34. 11. The Work of their Lives unto the Death. Heb. Man lhall he render unro him, and 11.3 5. Women received their Dead cause every man to find according railed to Life again: ethers were to his Ways. Prov. 24. 12 —He tortured, not accepting deliverance ; 10 that keepeth thy Soul, doth net he that they might obtain a better know it? and shall not he render Resurrection. to every Man according to his

s Luk. 12. 19, 20. —Soul, thou Works? Isa. 3. 10, 11. Say ye to hast much Goods laid'up for many the Righteous, that it lhall be -will Years;, take thine Ease, eat.drink, ji with him: for they shall eat the and be merry. But God said un- fruit of their Doings. Wo unro to him, Thou Fool, this Night the Wicked, it shall be ill with thy Soul lhall be required of thee: him; for the Reward of his Hands then whose lhall those things be shall be given him. Jer. 17. 10. which thou hast provided. Luk. 9.10 I the Lord search the Heart, I try ay. What is a Man advantaged, if the Reins, even to give every Man he stall gain the whole World, and according to his Ways, and accordlose himself, or be cast away? ing to the Fruit of his Doings. Jer.

h t Psal- 49- 7. 8- None of them 32. 19. Thine Eyes are open upon can by any means redeem his Bro- 2 J all the Ways of the Sons of Men, to tlier, m,r give to God a Ransom' give every one according to his for him: for the Redemption of Ways, and according to the Fruit of their1 Soul is precious, and it ceas- his Doings. 1 Cor. 3. 8. Every eth forever.' Man stall receive his own Reward,

+ Mat. 26V 64. Hereafter stall 36 according to his own Labour. 1 ye fee the Son of Man sitting on Cor. y. 10. We must all appear the right Hand of Power, and com- before the Judgment-scat of Christ) ing in the Clouds of Heaven. that every one may receive the t Mar. 8. 38. Whosoever there- Things done in the Body, accord- , fore stall be astamed of me, and of,y ing to that he hath done, whether it . my Words,— of him also stall the be good or bad. Gal. 6. 5. ESonsifman be astamed, when he very Man stall bear his own bur(o'meth'in the Glory of his Father, den. Eph. 6. 8. Knowing that with the Holy Angels. '. whatsoever good thing any Man

k Zech. 14. y. —The Lord my40 doth, the fame stall he receive of Gcd stall come, and a'l the Saints the Lord, whether he be Eond or with thee, f Mar. ay. 31. When Free. Col. 3. ay. He that doth the Sen of Man lhall tmt in hi» Wronfo

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