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ch. 9; 34.
Mar. 3; 22
20 “ voice be heard in the streets. A bruised reed he
“ will not break; and a dimly burning taper he
“ will not quench, till he render. his laws victo21 " rious. Nations also shall trust in his name.” brt 22 Then was brought to him a demoniac dumb and
blind; and he cured him, insomuch that he both falen 23 spake and saw. And all the people said with
900+ 24 amazement, Is this the son of David ? But the thin
Pharisees hearing them said, This man expellethieth
demons only by Beelzebub prince of the demons. per: Lu. 11; 15. 25 But Jesus knowing their surmizes, said to them,
gil By civil dissensions any kingdom may be desolat
tan, his kingdom is torn by civil dissensions ; Pose 27 how can it then subsist? Besides, if I expel de thee mons by Beelzebub; by whom do your sons expel
adu 28 them? Wherefore they shall be your judges. But
shal if I expel demons by the Spirit of God, the reign 18. 49; 24. 29 of God hath overtaken you. For how can one
enter the strong one's house, and plunder his Na
goods, unless he first overpower the strong one ? 30 Then indeed he may plunder his house. He who is not for me, is against me: and he who
be gathereth not with me, scattereth. Mar. 3; 28: 31 Wherefore I say unto you, though every other
sin and detraction in men is pardonable, their de-
Lu. 12; 10. 1 Jo. 5; 16.
CH. 12. ised red 33 in the present state, or in the future. Either call is tapet the tree good, and its fruit good ; or call the tree
bad, and its fruit bad : for we distinguish the tree
34 by the fruit. Offspring of vipers, how can ye that dunia are evil speak good things, since it is out of the Lu. 6; 45. at he 35 fulness of the heart that the mouth speaketh? The
good man out of his good treasure produceth good ? But si things: the bad man out of his bad treasure produERCA 36 ceth bad things. Be assured, however, that of every demos pernicious word which men shall utter, they shall 37 give an account on the day of judgment. For by 1 Cor. 1; 22.
ch. 16; 1. dink thy words thou shalt be acquitted ; and by thy disse words thou shalt be condemned. 38 Then some of the Scribes and Pharisees inter- La. 11; 29.
ch. 16; 4. posed, saying, Rabbi, we desire to see a sign from
39 thee. He answering, said unto them, An evil and Feste
adulterous race demandeth a sign; but no sign sbr shall be given them, save the sign of the Prophet 40 Jonah.
For as Jonah was three days and three Jon. 1; 17. nights in the stomach of the great fish, the Son of
Man will be three days and three nights in the
in the judgment against this race, and cause it to
were warned by Jonah ; and behold here some-,
2 Chr. 9; 1 south country will arise in the judgment against this race, and cause it to be condemned; because she came from the extremities of the earth to hear
16 In the Old Testameut, Sheba.
the wise discourses of Solomon; and behold here
something greater than Solomon. Lu. 11; 24; 43 An unclean spirit, when he is gone out of a
man, wandereth over parched deserts in search of
a resting-place. And not finding any, he saith, 44 ! I will return to my house whence I came;' and
being come, he findeth it empty, swept, and fur45 nished. Whereupon he goeth, and bringeth with
him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; 2 Pet. 2; 20. and having entered, they dwell there ; and the last
state of that man becometh worse than the first : & 10; 26:
thus will it also fare with this evil race. Mar. 3; 31. 46 While he discoursed to the people, his mother and Lu. 8; 19;
brothers were without, desiring to speak with him. 47 And one said to him, Thy mother and thy brothers 48 are without, desiring to speak with thee. He an
swering, said to him that told him, Who is my 49 mother? and who are my brothers? Then stretch
ing out his hand towards his disciples, he said, 50 Behold my mother and
brothers. For whoso. ever doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, is my brother, and sister, and mother.
Heb. 6; 4.
XIII. THE same day, Jesus having gone out of the Mar. 4; 1.
sat down there, while all the people stood on the
The sower, said he, went out to sow; and in Mar. 4; 3: sowing, some seeds fell by the way-side, and the Lu, 8; 4. 5 birds came and picked them up: some fell on
rocky ground where they had little earth : these
sprang up the sooner, because the soil had no
they were scorched, and having no root, withered
Some fell among thorns, and the thorns
ground, and yielded increase, some a hundred,
to hear, let him hear.
said unto them, Because it is your privilege, and not
theirs, to know the secrets of the reign of heaven,
Mar. 4; 25.
Isa. 6; 9.
shall abound; but from him that hath not, even 13 that which he hath shall be taken. For this reason
I speak to them in parables; because they seeing, biak 14 see not; and hearing, hear not, nor regard; inso and
much that this prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled in
them, “Ye may indeed listen, but will not under Th 15 “stand; ye may look, but will not perceive. For Fall “ this people's understanding is stupified, their
ears are deafened, and their eyes they have clos“ed ; lest seeing with their eyes, hearing with
W “ their ears, and apprehending with their under th
“ standing ; they should repent, and I should Lu. 10; 23. 16 “ reclaim them.” But blessed are your eyes,
'] cause they see, and your ears, because they hear. 30 17 For verily I say unto you, that many prophets and
thi righteous men have desired to see the things which
the ve see, but have not seen them; and to hear the
things which ye hear, but have not heard them. Mar. 4; 14. 18 Understand ye, therefore, the parable of the
19 sower. When one heareth the doctrine of the
reign, but mindeth it not, the evil one cometh, and
snatcheth away that which was sown in his heart. 20 This explaineth what fell by the way-side. That
which fell on rocky ground, denoteth him who,
hearing the word, receiveth it at first with plea21 sure; yet not having it rooted in his mind, re
taineth it but a while ; for when trouble or per
secution cometh, because of the word, instantly
noteth that hearer in whom worldly cares, and
Lu. 8; 11