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Jesus arose and followed him, and her by the hand, and the maid 20. so did his disciples. (And, be arose. And the fame hereof went 26.

hold, a woman, which was dis abroad into all that land (s).
eased with an issue of blood
twelve years came behind him,

Twenty-fifth Sunday after Trinity ;
and touched the hem of his gar-

or, 21. ment: for she said within herself,

Sunday before Advent. “ If I may but touch his garment,

The Collect. 22. “ I shall be whole.” But Jesus

Srir up, we beseech thee, O turned him about; and when he

Lord, the wills of thy faithful saw her, he said, “ Daughter, be

people ; that they plenteously 6 of good comfort ; thy faith (9)

bringing forth the fruit of good “ hath made thee whole.” And

works, may of thee be plente. the woman was made whole from

ously rewarded, through Jesus 23. that hour). And when Jesus

Christ our Lord. Amen.
came into the ruler's house, and
saw the minstrels and the people

For the Epistle. Jer. xxiii. 5: () making a noise, he said unto “ Behold (u), the days come," 24. them, “ Give place; for the maid saith the Lord, “ that I will raise

" is not dead, but sleepeth.” “ unto David (x) a righteous

And they laughed him to scorn. Branch, and a King shall reign 25. But when the people were put " and prosper, and shall execute

forth (r), he went in, and took “ judgement (y) and justice in the

v. 22. (9) “ Thy faith," i. e, thy confidence

in my power; thy belief that the touch

ing my garment would cure you.
0.25. (r) « Put forth.” According to

Luke viïi. 51. “ he suffered no man to
“ go in, save Peter and James, and
“ John, and the father and mother of

" the maiden.”
v. 26. (6) “ That land.” He was at Caper-

naum, in Galilee, when he performed
this miracle.

(1) Jeremiah lived about 600 years be

fore our Saviour's time.
v.5. (u) “ Behold,” &c. This prophecy,

to the end of verse 6. is again repeated in
nearly the same words, Jer. xxxiii. 15.16.
“ Behold, the days come saith the Lord,
“ that I will perform that good thing
« which I have promised unto the house
« of Israel, and to the house of Judah.
" In those days, and at that time will I
“ cause the branch of righteousness to
“ grow up unto David, and he shall ex.
“ ecute judgment and righteousness in
" the land. In those days shall Judah
« be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell
“ safely; and this is the name where-
« with he shall be called, the Lord our
“ Righteousness." For thus saith the

Lord, “ David shall never want a man “ to sit upon the throne of the house of “ Israel." These prophecies were de livered about the time of the commencement of the Babylonish captivity, when Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon took Jerusalem, and carried the Jews captive to Babylon. The object probably was, in this time of debasement and distress, to assure those who still looked up to God, that he had not forgotten his promise, and that he would assuredly bring it to pass,

(x) « Unto David." It was the set. v.j tled understanding of the Jews that the Messiah was to be of the lineage of David; many of the persons who con sidered Jesus Christ as the Messiah, ex. pressed that as their belief by calling him“ the Son of David ; "and when our Saviour put it to the Pharisees, Matt. xxii. 42. ante 205. “ what think ye of “ Christ, whose Son is he?" they at once answered, “ the Son of David."

(y) “ Judgement and justice." These ajo are pointed out as two of his characteristics. In that fine prophecy Is. ix. I to 7. it is said of him that “of the increase of his “ government and peace there shall be no


thou shalt be saved. For with 10. Saint Andrew's Day.

the heart man believeth unto The Colle&t.

righteousness; and with the mouth ALMIGHTY God, who didst give confession is made unto salvation. such grace unto thy holy Apostle For the Scripture(d) saith,“Who- 11. Saint Andrew, that he readily « soever believeth on him shall obeyed the calling of thy Son « not be ashamed.” For there 12. Jesus Christ, and followed him

is no difference (e) between the without delay; Grant unto us Jew and the Greek (f): for the all, that we being called by thy

same Lord over all is rich unto holy Word, may forthwith give all that call upon him. For 1;. up ourselves obediently to fulfil “ whosoever (8) shall call upon thy holy Commandments, through o the name of the Lord shall be the same Jesus Christ our Lord. “ saved.” How then (b) shall 14. Amen.

they call on him in whom they

have not believed? and how shall The Epistle. Rom. x. 9. they believe in him of whom they If thou shalt confess (c) with thy have not heard? and how shall mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt they hear without a preacher? believe in thine heart that God and how shall they preach, ex. 15. hath raised him from the dead, cept they be sent ? as it is writ

v.9. (c) “ Confess,'' &c. Making inward

convi&ion and open profession the two
requisites; our Saviour put the necessity
of a bold undaunted avowal of our faith
in a strong light, Matt. x. 32. 33.
“ Whosoever shall confess me before
" men, him will I confess also before my
" Father which is in Heaven : but who.
« soever shall deny me before men, him
" will I also deny before my Father
“ which is in Heaven." If such stress
was then laid upon it when the avowal of
Christianity exposed its professors to per.
secution and great temporal disadvan-
tages, is it not equally incumbent upon
every one now boldly and fearlessly to
acknowledge his faith wherever it can be
of service to religion, and to stand for.
ward as one of its champions whenever it
is assailed?

(d) “ The scripture," i. e. Is. xxviii.
16. The passage there refers clearly to
the Messiah. « Behold, I lay in Sion for
“ a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a
“ precious corner stone, a sure founda-
“ tion : be that believeth shall not make
baste," i. e. shall have no occasion to
fly, &c. Bp Lowth translates it, “he
“' that trusteth in him shall not be con-

“ founded.” 0.12. (c) “ No difference," &c. This is to

justify the use of the general word in the preceding verse, “ whosoever.”

(f) « The Jew and the Greek." So .! Gal. iii. 28. “ There is neither Jew nor “ Greek, there is neither bond nor free, “ there is neither male nor female, for ye “ are all one in Christ Jesus ;” and to the same purpose is Col. ii. 11. Christianity knows no distinction of country, station, or sex In the language of the Te Deum, Christ“ hath opened the “ kingdom of Heaven to all believers."

( « Whosoever,” &c. This is a s.13. quotation from Joel ii. 32. The prophet had just stated in the name of the Lord, “ the sun shall be turned into darkness,

" and the moon into blood, before the | “ great and the terrible day of the Lord,"

(probably alluding to the time of the de. struction of Jerusalem), and then he adds, “and it shall come to pass, that “ whosoever shall call on the name of the “ Lord shall be delivered." This pas. sage was probably referred to on account of the general word “ whosoever."

(b) “ How then." i.e. « but how." old This to the end of verse 15. seems putas an objection on the part of the Jews, to give the opportunity of answering"

and and from verse 16. inclusive, to the end of the chapter, is the answer.




ten (i), “ How beautiful are the “ me." But, to Israel he saith, 21.
“ feet of them that preach the 'All day long 'I have stretched
" Gospel of peace, and bring « forth my hands unto a disobe.

“ glad tidings of good things ! #dient and gainsaying people.”
16. But (k) they have not all obeyed
the Gospel. For Esaias saith (),

The Gospel. Matt. iv. 18. « Lord, who hath believed our JESUS, walking by the sea of 17. « report?!?! So then (m) faith Galilee (r), saw two brethren,

cometh by hearing, and hearing Simon called Peter, and Andrew 18. by the word of God. But I say, his brother, casting (s),a net into

Have they not heard (n)?. Yes, the sea : for they were fishers (t).
verily (0), “their sound went And he saith unto them, “ Fol. 19.
4 into all the earth; and their low (u) me, and I will make
“ words unto the ends of the you fishers of men.” And 20.

world."'. But I say, Did not || they straightway left their nets,
Israel know? First Moses and followed him. And going 21.
saith, “I will provoke (9) you on from thence, he saw other
" to: jealousy by them that are two brethren, James the son of

"s no people, and by a foolish Zebedee,' and John (%) his bro. 20. « nation I will anger you.” But ther,'in a ship with Zebedee their

Esaias is very bold, and saith, “I father, mending their nets: and
66 was found of them that sought he called them. And they im- 22. ,
“ menot'; I was made manifest mediately left the ship and their
$5 unto them that asked hot after father, and followed him.'.


10:1: us (i).“ Written," i.e. in Isaiah lij, 7. . . .(d) “ But,” &c. i.e. though they

have had it preached,' they have not obeyed. Their disobedience is not for want of preacbers, but for want of belief: for as Isaiah foretold in part of the same prophecy, " Who hath believed,” '&c. so is it. : D inline ?

! 3. 16. (1) « Esaias gaith," i.e. in Isaiah liji.'i. v.17. (m) For “ so then," read “s indeed,??

in very truth. 7. 18. (A) * Heard," i.e. had the opportu

nity of hearing.
1.18. “Yes, verily,”', &c. : So much so, ll

that the passage from Ps. xix. 4. " their
“ sound," &c. is true of the preachers of
the gospel : there is no place to which
their preaching did not extend. See ante

221. note on Čol. 1.6.. !!.
1.19. (o) “ First,” &c. He answers the

question by referring to Deut, xxxii. 21.
and Isaiah lxv, 1. where the Israelites are
described « as a disobedient people, and
! as being surpassed by those who before
“ were not God's people, and leaves it

to the reader to apply the passages.
.19. (9) “Provoke you to jealousy," i. e.

stir you up to emulation, St. Paul states,
Rom. xi. 14. as his reason for magnify-
ing his office of apostle to the Gentiles,
“ If by any means I may provoke to emu-
" lation them which are my fesh" (i.e.
the Jews) " and might save some of
" them."
bo (G)« Galilee." See ante 88. note on v. 18.
John vi. 1. It was from Galilee that he
chose all his disciples. See Mark iii.
13, 14.

6) Casting," j. é.'to wash them ; 0.18. they had done fishing. See Luke'v. 2.

():“ Fishers.' : The foolish things v. 18. “ therefore of the world, to confound “ the wise." See i Cor. i. 27. .

(u) “ Follow," &c. He first per: v. 19. formed the 'miracle of the draught of fishes : they had toiled all night, and taken nothing, but at his... request they launched out into the deep, and let down their 'net, and inclosed so great a 'multi. tude of fishes, that their net brake. See Luke vol to 6.,'; 'sesi

(*) “ John, i.e. the Evangelist; the v. 21. writer of the gospel and epistles which go by his name, and of the Revelations...

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Our Father, which att in heaven, dren, unto the third and fourth
Hallowed be thy Name; Thy generation of them that hate me,
kingdom come; Thy will be and shew mercy unto thousands
done in earth, as (a) it is in || in them that love me, and keep
heaven : Give us this day our my Commandments.
daily bread; And forgive us our Ir People. Lord, have mercy upon
trespasses, as we forgive them that us, and incline our hearts to keep
trespass against us; And lead us this law. vi. :: ;
not into temptation, But deliver Minister. Thou shalt not take
us from evil. Amen. W..! !!! the name of the Lord thy God in

vain : for the Lord will not hold The Collect.indo.

him guiltless that taketh his name ALMIGHTY God, unto whom all

in vain... yii hearts be open, all desires known, v People. Lord, have mercy upon and from whom no secrets are ús, and incline our hearts to keep hid ; Cleanse the thoughts of our this law. ;.. ..:: : hearts by the inspiration of thy - Minister. Remember that thou Holy Spirit; that we may per keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six fectly love thee, and worthily days shalt thou labour, and do magnify thy holy Name, through all that thou hast to do; but the Christ our Lord. Amen. seventh day is the Sabbath of the The Ten COMMANDMENTS.

Lord thy God. In it thou shalt

do no manner of work, thou, and ... Minister...


thy son, and thy daughter, thy GOD spake these words, and said, man-servant, and thy maid ser *.5: I am the Lord thy God: Thou

vant, thy cattle, and the stranger shalt have none other gods but me. that is within thy gates. For in People. Lord, have mercy upon six days the Lord made heaven us, and incline our hearts to keep and earth, the sea, and a ll that this law.,'.

in them is, and rested the sea .(!... Minister. Thou shalt not make venth day: wherefore the Lord

to thyself any graven image, nor blessed the seventh day, and
the likeness of any thing that hallowed it. '
is in heaven above, or in the People. Lord, have mercy upon
earth beneath, or in the water | us, and incline our hearts to keep
under the earth. Thou shalt not this law. ' . :
bow down to them, nor worship Minister. Honour thy father
them: For I the Lord thy God and thy mother, that thy days

am a jealous God, and visit the may be long in the land which "sins of the fathers upon the chil- the Lord thy God giveth thee.

(a) “As," i. e. as perfectly, as completely.

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