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CHAP. XVI. among your selves, O ye of little faith,
because ye have brought no bread?
9 Do ye not yet understand,
neither remember the five loaves of the rive thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? |
io Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?
11 How is it that ye do not understand, that I (pake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leven of the Pharisees, and of the Sadduces?
13 Then understood they how that he bad them not beware of the leven of bread,
perceive ye not yet neither understand i have ye your heart yet hardened?
18 Having eyes, . see ye
19 When I brake the five
20 And when the seven
And they said, Seven.
21 And he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand?
negligence in not providing your selves with Bread, is the occasion of my giving you this caution about the Leven of the Pharisees and Sadduces? Are you still as unacquainted with my way of speaking, as when I first made choice of you? Have you taken no manner or notice of my Miracles and my Doctrine \ or are you wholly without memory, that you thus forget what you have heard and seen? When I fed five thousand men with five Loaves, how many Baskets did you fill with the Fragments that remained? They answer'd, twelve: And when four thousand were satisfied with seven Loaves, how many Baskets did you then fill? They answer'd, seven. Then, continued Jesus, ought you not from hence to have infer'd, that it was very urt^kely I should be sollicitous about your scarcity of Bread, who thus twice before your eyes, have miraculously increas'd its Substance; and that this was not in my thoughts when I caution'd you against the Leven of the Pharisees and Sadduces ? The Apostles. at last understood that the Leven he mention'd was not to be understood of that which we use in making Bread, but of certain Tenets
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buc os the doctrine of the Pharisees, and of the Sadduces.
BCS3 2 a And he cometh to Beth*
saida, and they bring a blind
man unto him,, and besought
him to touch him.
man by the hand, and ]ed-him.
out ot die town ; and when
«ic had spit on his eyes, and
put his hajidsupon him, iic
asked him if he saw ought. A
24 And he looked up, and TM said, I see men as trees, walkr ing.
25 After that, he put Aithands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and fa w every man clearly.
s.6 And he sent him away to his house, laying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.
peculiar to the Pharisees and Saddnces, which like ill Leven gave a pernicious Ferment to the Life and Conversation.
Jesus afterwards went with his Disciples to Bethsalda, where there was a blind man presented to him to be cur'd. He resolv'd to gratify their Request, but would not perform the Miracle in the Town it self, either because he thought the Inhabitants unworthy, because-os, their incredulity, or to avoid the Concourse of. People, which began now to be more frequent, and in greater Companies, lest the ill designing among them might raise Ibme Tumult against the Ponuns, under pre^ tence of setting him up as King of the Jewsy which he woided by often removing from one place, to another •■, for which purpose the Lake of Gennesii etb was verycommodious, the Multitude not having Boats enough, nor always in readiness to transport themselves as often as he failed from one fide to the other. For these reason* he led the blind man by the hand out of the Town, and having rub'd his Eyes with Spittle, askd him whether he saw any thing? The man turning himself round, told him hesasv a little, but it was so confusedly, that he c<;uld ciistin6u:lh . Men from Trees only by their motion. Whereupon Jesus toudsd his Eyes again, and perfectly restor'd him to his sight, insomuch that he saw ali things plainly and distinctly. After which he difmilt him, charging him not to return to Bethsaidar Dot.to acquaint any of the Inhabitants with it, tor the reasons beforementior.'d.
13 When Jesus came inco the coasts of Cesarea Philippi,
27 And Jesus went
18 And it came to pass as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him:
and he asked them, saying, Whom lay the people that 7 am?
19 Thev answering, did, John the Baptist: DUt some say Elias;
and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again.
20 He said unto them, But whom-say ye that I am i
Peter answering, laid,
After this Miracle Jesm went a while from the Lake of Gennefarctb into the Coun-' try about C&sarea, a City foanded by Philip the Son of Herod the Great, not i*t from the source of Jordan. While they were on their journy, Jesus being retir'd with his Apostles into a solitary place thai: he might be unmolested in his Devotion,, ask'd them whom the World took him for, since ne did not differ from others in hisoutward appearance? They told him, some thought he was John the Baptist rai/d from the Dead •, others thought he was Elias come down from Heavenj and some took him for Jeremiah restor'd. to life, or some other of the antient Prophet*. Then said Jesus} But who do you take me for? Peter ^ not staying for the answer of the other Apostles, replied: Thou art the Mej/im, the Son of the true and living God. Ujon wbicn Jefiu congratulating his knowledg of this Truth, told
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Simon Ear-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
18 And I fay also unto thee,that thou art Peter, and upon this rock will I build my church : and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. .,
19 And I will give •/
thou shalt bind on
20 Then .. charged 30 And he charged ai And he straitly he his disciples that them that they should charged them,andcomthey should tell no tell no man of him. manded them to tell man no man that thing,
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him, he had great reason to account himself highly favour'd, since it was impossible • any could reveal this important Truth to him'but his heavenly Father, who attested it by the Miracles he gave him power to perform. Twas not, laid he, without reason that I gave thee the sirname of -Peter (which signifies Stone or Rock) since thou wilt in thy preaching and constant adherence to this Truth be like a Rock, firm and unstiaken, on which I will build my Church , nor shall any Terror of Death make thee disown the Cause for which they persecute thee. Great shall thy Authority be in the Kingdom of Heaven insomuch that whose Sins soever thou wilt have punilh'd here on Earth, (hall be forthwith punifh'd, and whose Sins soever thou wilt have pardon'd on Earth, shall immediatly De forgiven.
Jesus having approv'd this Judgment of Peter concerning him, and rewarded him with these singular Blessings, charg'd all his Apostles not to divulge his being the M(ffi.i\\ lest luch a Truth once spread abroad should tempt many of the Jews, not only the bad, but the well meaning also, who still expected the Meffinh should establish an earthly Government among them, to raise some Tumult on his account, and so defame his Doctrin as favouring rebellions Principles among those that were not sufficiently acquainted with him." •
21 From that time forth began Jesus 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 raised again the third day.
2a Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him,
saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unco thee.
23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Gee- thee behind me, Satan, thou art an offence to me: for *hou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man
31 And he began to teach them, that the Son oi man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
28 Saying, The Son of mao must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and chief priests, and fcribes, and be ilain, and be raised the third day.
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From this time Jesus began openly to declare to them that he must shortly go so • Jerusalem, and there suffer all manner of Indignities, and a cruel Death, by the malice of the Sanhedrim, the Priests, and Teachers of the Law \ but that after his being three days dead, he should rise again. And this he plainly foretold them •without using any figurative Expressions. Peter hereupon embracing him with some earnestness, cried out ^ God forbid, that any such thing should ever befal you.
Jesus turning about, replied with indignation -7 Away from me thou who under a pretext of Love and Friendlhip, thus opposest thy self to my Determinations, and puttestan obstacle in ray way to hinder me from executing my Commission from God: Your thoughts favour only of worldly Conveniences, and not in the least * of the Joys of Heaven. Then addressing himself to the Multitude, he spoke to