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shalt thou see clearly to pull out the note that is in thy brother's eye.

43 For a 'good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 44 For every 'tree is known by his own fruit

. For of thorns 20 men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.21

45 “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an "evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil : for of the ‘abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

46 9 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say ?22

47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will show


to whom he is like:

48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock:

21 Gr. a grape. A.V. 22 I bid y Mat. vii. 16, 17: Ye shall know them by their fruits : Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles ? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit: but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

2 Mat. xii. 33: The tree is known by his fruit.

• Pro. x. 20, 21 : The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth. The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom. Mår. xii. 35: A good man out of the good treasure of the heart

, bringeth forth good things; and an evil man out of the evil treasure, bringeth forth evil things.

b Pro. xxiv. 8, 9: He that deviseth to do evil, shall be called a mischievous person. The thought of foolishness is sin.

• Ps. xxxvii. 30, 31: The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom; and his tongue talketh of judgment. The law of his God is in his heart, none of his steps shall slide. MAT. xii. 34: Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

d Mal. i. 6: If I be a master, where is my fear, saith the LORD of Hosts. See on Mat. vii. 21.

See on Mat. vii, 24, and xii. 50.

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and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, 'and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

49 ? But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth ; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it "fell; and the ruin23 of that house was great.

CHAP. VII. I Christ findeth a greater faith in the centurion, a Gentile, than in any

of the Jews : 1) healeth his servant being absent : 11 raiseth from death the widow's son at Nain : 19 answereth John's messengers with the declaration of his miracles : 24 testifieth to the people what opi. nion he held of John: 30 inveigheth against the Jews, who with neither the manners of John nor of Jesus could be won : 36 and showeth by occasion of Mary Magdalene, how he is a friend to sin. ners, not to maintain them in sins, but to forgive them their sins, upon their faith and repentance.

NOW when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he

he entered into Capernaum.

2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.

23 overthrow. Pu. I completed. Pu. * captain's. Co. 12 Pet. i. 10: Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall. Jude, ver. 24: Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.

8 JAMES, i. 24–26: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

b Pro. xxviii. 18: Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once. Hos. iv. 14: The people that doth not understand shall fall.

CHAP. VII. * Mat. viii. 5: When Jesus entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him.

" Job, xxxi, 15: Did not he that made me in the womb,

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his feet. John, xi. 44: And he that was dead came forth,
bound hand and foot with grave clothes ; and his face was
bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose

· LUKE, i. 65: And fear came on all that dwelt round about
them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all

LUKE, i. 68: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people.

Mar, xi. 2: Now when John had heard in the prison
works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples.

Mat. xi. 5: The blind receive their sight, &c.
John, i. 46: And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any

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And he delivered him to his mother.

16 'And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great "prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath 'visited his people.

17 And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judæa, and throughout all the region round about.

18 And the disciples of John showed him of all these things.

19 ( And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?

20 When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying

, Art thou he that should come? or look we for

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lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, in a the dead are raised, to the 'poor the Gospel is reat preached. de 23 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be 'offended in me.

24 | And when the 'messengers of John were in departed, he began to speak unto the people

concerning John, What went ye out into the wilh derness for to see ? A reed shaken with the wind ?

25 But what went ye out for to see? A man ut clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are

gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in "kings' courts. good thing come out of Nazareth ? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.

9 ISA. xxxv. 5: Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

Luke, iv. 18: He hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. JAMES, ii. 5: Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

MAT. xiii. 57: And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. LUKE, ii. 34: And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel ; and for a sign which shall be spoken against. John, vi. 66: From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. 1 Cor. i. 23: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling-block, and unto the Greeks foolishness. See on Mat. xi. 6.

+ Mat. xi. 7: And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, &c. as here.

u 2 Sam. xix. 35: I am this day fourscore years old ; and can I discern between good and evil? can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink ? can I hear any more the voice of singingmen and singing-women? wherefore then_should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the king ? Est.i. 3,11: In the third

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3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal 3 his servant.

4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, 4 saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:

5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.

6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, d trouble not thyself: for *I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under

7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee : but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed. 3 save. Pu. * earnestly. Pu.

5 speak in a word. Pu. make him ? and did not one fashion us in the womb? Pro. xxix. 21 : He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length. Ecclus. vii. 21: Let thy soul love a good servant, and defraud him not of liberty.

• 1 Kings, v. 1: And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants unto Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father : for Hiram was ever a lover of David. GAL. v. 6: For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision ; but faith which worketh by love. 1 John, iii. 14: We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren : he that loveth not his brother abideth in death. do. v. 1, 2: Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God; and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments,

d Luke, viii. 49: While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the master.

eGen. xxxii. 10: I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast showed unto thy servant.

Mat. iii. 11: He that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear.,

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