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cording to his works. 28. Verily I fay unto you, There be m some standing here, which shall not _ taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

CHAP. XVII.

A ND " after (1) six days, Jesus taketh 0 Peter, James, j( \ and John his brother, and bringeth them up into to high mountain apart, 2. And was transfigured before them, and his face did p shine as the fun, aud his raiment was white as the light. 3. And behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. 4. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is

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Wrong, &i\\.riceive for the Wrong up into an high Mountain apart by Ait be hath done, i Pet. 1.17. themselves: and he was, &c. Ifyccil! on the Father, who with- . 'Luk . 9. 28. About an tight Days out itsptst of Persons judgeth ac- after these Sayings, he tock Peter, fording to every Mans Work. * Ps. 5 and John, and James, and went up 6:. 11 Unto thee, O Lord, be- into a mountain to pray, longeth mercy; for thou rendrest ° Mar. 5. 37. He suffered no to am Man according to his man to follow him, save Peter, and W". * Rom 2 6. Who.will Jama, and John the Brother of rmbto every Man according to 1°James.

wDii^t. Rom. 14. is. So then p Exod. 34. 2.0. When Aaron 'very one of us shall give Account of and all the Children of Israel saw a'mselfto God. tptev. 2. 23. All Moses, behold the Skin of his Face AtChnrches shall know that I am Jbone,znd they were afraid to come Jcwlilch searcheththe Reins and 15 nigh him. Joh. 1.14. We beheld •fans: and I will give to every his Glory, the Glory as of the only °« of you according to your begotten of the Father. Mat. 28.

Rev. 22. 12. Behold, I 3. His [the Angel's] Countenance COne quickly, and my Reward is . was like Lightning, and his Raiment "rth me, to give to every Man ac-20 white as Snow. 2 Pet. 1. 17. He "'%'o his^nb. •. received from God the Father

"Seenn Mar. 9. r. Honour and Glory, when there came

"* Mar. 9. 2. After six Days, such a Voice to him from the car* ps taketh with him, Peter, and tellent Glory, This is my beloved J'mcSjandJohn.andleadeth them 25 Son in whom I am well pleased.

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lor St. Lufee reckons the Day on which our Lord made this Promise TM *, and that on which he was transfigured, for another; but St. **» and St Mark speak of the compleat Days between the Promise r «« Transfiguration. This is evident from the Manner of St. Luke s *P*n. He does not fay> after eight Days, but an eight

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good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make Here three tabernacles •, one for thee, and oue for Mo;"es, a ad bne for Elias. 5. While he yet spake, behold, a bright ■ cloud otfer-ihadowed them: . ai;d behold, a vb'ce out of the clouds which said, This is my b beloved Son, in whom I am c well pleated, d hear ye him. 6. And when the • diio'ples heard it, they fell on their face, and were lore afraid* And Jesus came and f touched them, and laid, Arile, aud be not afraid. 8. And when they Had lirt up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only, o. And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus 8 charged them, laying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be rilen again from the dead. 16. And his diseiples asked him, faying, b Why then fay the Scribes, that Elias must first come? It. And Jesus a fwered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and 1 restore

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* Exod. 40.34. A Cloud eover^ me upright, t Dan. 9. si. Whiles ed the Tent of the Congregation, I was speaking in Prayer, even the and the Gltry of the Lord filled the M*n Gabriel —being caused to Tabernacle. 1 King. 8. 10, 11. flie swiftly, touched me about the The Cltud filled the House of the j Time of the Evening Oblation. Lord, so that the Priests could not t Dan. 10. 16, 18. Behold an stand to minister, because of the Hand touched Me, which set me upCloud: for the Glory of the Lord on my Knees, and upon the Palms filled the House of the Lord. of my Hands. There came again

b t Mar. 3. 17. This is, cW. <wioand touched me one like the Aphere- t Mar. 1. it-. Thou art my, pearanceof a Man,and he strength's, as here, t Luk. 3. as. A Voice ned me. came from Heaven, which said, « f See on Mat. 8.4. Thou art, ire. as here. h \ Mai. 4. $. * Mar. 9. 11.

c f Isa. 42.1. Behold, —mine , jSee on Mat. 11. 13, 14. Elect in whom my Soul dellghteth. » f Luk. 1. 16, 17. Many of

d f Deut. 18. 19. —Whosoever the Children of Israel (hall he turn will not hearken to my Words to the Lord their God. And he which he shall speak in my Name, shall go before him in the Spirit I will require it of him. t Act. 10 and Power of Elias, to turn the 3.13. It (hall come to pass, that Hearts of the Fathers to the Chilevery Soul wh'ch will not hear dren, and the Disobedient to the that Prophet, stall be destroyed Wisdom of the just, to makt from among the People. ready a People prepared for the

* V 9 Pet. 1. it. And this Voice jj Lord. V Act. 3 »i. Whom which came from Heaven we heard, [Jesus Christ} the Heaven must when we herewith him in the receive, until the Times of Ktstituholy Mount. tint of all things, which God hath

* i Dan. 8. 18. As he was spoken by the Mcurh of all his speaking with me, I was in a deep 30 hi )y Proph.cr.fj since th« Woxli Sleep — bur, he tmhtd m« aad let began.

all thirlgs: !2. But I fay unto you, that k Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they lifted: likewise shall also the Son-of man surfer of them. 13. Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of1 John the Baptist. 14. ^|" And when they ril were come to the multitude, there came to him a Certain man; kneeling down to him, and sayings if. Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is lunatick, and fore vexed: for oft-times he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. 16. And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. 17. Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. 18. And Jesus rebuked the devil, and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. 19. Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? 20. And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have "faith as a grain of mustard-feed, ye shall fay unto this (i)'moun^

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, 1'.' Mat. 11. 14. Tfiii is ktiit tKings are pdffible to Him that be~ which was for to come. V Mar. lievetb. t Mar. it. 23. Verily I 9.12. He answered and told them; say unto you, that whoscevei shall Eliat verily cometh first, and re- say unto this mountain; Be rhoa ftoreth all things. 5 removed, and be thou cast^ into

''.'Mat. 11. 14. the Words un- the Sea, and shall not doubt tn His Ar Ver. ia. . Heart, but shall believe that thole

œ * Mar. 9- 14. When he came things which he faith stiall come to his Disciples, he saw a great to pass, he (hall have whatsoever Maltimde about them, and the to he faith. * Luk. 17. <5. If ye had Scribes questioning with them. Faith as a Grain of Mustatd-leed, * Luk. 9. 3 7. It came to pass, that ye might fay ro this Sycamine-tree, on the next day when they were Be thou plucked up by the Root; come doWn from the Hill,' much and be thou planted in the Sea j feof/e met him. ij and it sliould obey you. t 1 Cor.

■ f Mat. 21. in If ye have J2. 9. To another, Faith, by the Faith, and doubt not, ye sliall not fame Spirit f 1 Cor. 13. e.Though only do this which is done to the I have all Faith, so that I could reFig-tree i bui also, if ye sliall fay move mountains, and have no Chato this Mountain, Be thou remov- so rity, I am nothing. + Jam. 1. 6. ed and cast into the Sea, it stiall be Let him ajk in Faith, nothing wai done, f Mar. £. 23. Jesus said Veiing. unto him, If thou canst believe, all

(1) Here seems to be in Hyperbole in these Words, which is a few* fcf Speech, whereby though rmth isinttnded, >« net f>mth aslSj^°"

tnin, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remov< and nothing shall be impossible unto you. 21. Howhj this kind goeth not out, but by prayer and fasting, i ^f And while they abode in Galuee, Jesus said unto thoj The Son Of man ihall be ° betrayed into the hands l men. 23. And they shall kill him, and the third d> he mall be railed again: and they were exceeding sorrj 24. ^[ And when they were come to p Capernaum, they tk received (2) tribute-wowey, came to Peter, and laid, Bo-. not your Master pay tribute? 25. He faith, Yes. Aj when he Was come into the house, Jesus prevented hi| saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do | kings of the earth take custom or tribute ?. of their 1

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0 t Mar. S. 31. * Mar. 9. 31. pematm, and being in the Hw f Mar 10.33. * Luk. 9. 22, 44. he asked them, What vras it tj t Luk. 18. 3?. See on Mat. ye disputed among your selv 16. 2r. by the Way?

p t IVfar. 9. 33. He came to Oaken. So that the Meaning of our Lord is not, that through the Po* of Faith, the Apostles should be, strictly speaking, able to remove Mm T^ins; but that they should be enabled to do extraordinary Thingsin: discharge cf their Office, 3nd to surmount the greatest Obstruction* the Progress of the Gospel. This Sense is the more probable, becaj the lews were wont to fay, of a Dottor able to' resolve the most dim Questions, that he was a rooter us of Mountains ; and because this Figure i ten used in the holy Scriptures. Hence it is said ofS«»/and Jo-ntt. a Sam. 1. 23. Tiny mere swifter than Ragles, and stronger than Lions; meal! enly, that they were very swift, and very strong.' And when the Pro Zecharv, Chap. 14.4. speaks of the Cleaving of the Mount of Oltves,' that half of it shall remove toward the North, and half of it toward the Si it is not to be understood of the actual Cleaving of the Mountain, that there sliould be great Commotions among the People, which fho

: open a Way for the Enemy. Again, when Sr, John fays, Chap. jf , That there were many other Things which Jesus did, the which if tj should be written, the World would not contain the Books, he mcansi more, than thar our Lord did very many more miraculous Woks rh

'are recorded of him. And peradventure, the best Solution of these cq cult Places wherein Moses, Exod, 32! 3*. desires God to blor him oaq the Book he had written, and St Paul, Rom- 9- 3- that he nvght be a cursed from Christ, is, to suppose them to be Hyperbolical Exprefiionsyj which, though much is intended, yet not so much as is spoken, rig Meaning being, that they could be content to undergo great and f#

Afflictions, even Death it self, ifthoeby they cnuld benefit and prosit^

Jews their Brethren and Kinsmen according to the Flesh.

(z) J This is called in the Original, Did--achma, being in Y*j

Fifteen-pence. Sse Exod.30. 13^ and Exod. 38. 16,' children, or of strangers? 26. Peter faith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus faith unto him, Then are the children free. 27. Notwithstanding, lest we mould 1 offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fiih that first cometh up: and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a (1) piece of money: that take, aud give unto them for me and thee.

C H A jP. XVIII.

AT the b fame time came the disciples Unto Jesiis$ saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom' of heaven? 2. And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3. And said, Verily I say unto you, c Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4. Whosoever therefore shall d humble himself as this little child, the fame is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5; And whoso shall e receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me. 6. But whoso shallf of

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,.' ijoh. 4; 10. He that loveth Of the Word, that ye may grow »"Brother, abideth in the Light, thereby.

and there is none occasion of stum- A Mat. so. 27. Whosoever will »''«?in Him. be Chief among you, let him be

Mar.9. 33. The Words un- r your Servant. See on vat. 5. 3,4. «fto. i7. 24. * Luk. 9. 4$. e t Mat. 10. 42. Whosoever shall 'Mn there arose a reasoning among give to drink unto one of these wm, which of them fliouJd be little ones, a Cup of cold Water only fu'^ t Luk. 12. 24. There in the Name of a Disciple, ven'y f aamon8 them, which I01 say unto you, he shall in no wise Wtfiem should be accounted the lose his reward. Wf- f * Mar. 9. 42. Whosoever shall

t Psal. 131, 2. Surely I have offend one of these little ones that *TMw</ »n& quieted my self as a believe in me, it is betterfor him, wiUthat is weaned of his Mother.-, j that a mill-stone were hanged a* TMy Soul is even as a weaned Child. bout his Neck, and he were cast Mat. 19 l4 * , rjor j4, 20_ into tne jea * Luk. 17: 1, 2.

*rcthren, be not Children in Un- It is impossible but that offences will ^sst'nding; howbeit, in Malice come: but wo unto him through !* ^Children, but in Understand- lo whom they come. It Were betcer 'nS be men. T 1 Pet. 5. 2. As new for him that a mill-stone -were CCsn Baits desire the sincere milk hanged about his Neck, and he

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