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shouting for joy ;—drives the traffickers out of the temple ;where he heals the blind and the lame ;-devotes the barren fig-tree ;-affirms the power of faith ;--silences the chief priests and elders who question him about his authority ;-contrasts their character to that of the heathen, in the parable of the man who had two sons ;-paints their ingratitude to God in the parable of the husbandmen who ill-treated and killed their landlord's messengers ;-predicts the rejection of the Jews and the admission of the Gentiles into the church ;-this further illustrated in the parable of the marriage of the king's

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SECTION XII.

THE CHARACTER OF THE PHARISEES.

CHAPTERS XXII. 15, &c. XXIII,

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Jesus eludes the artifices of the Pharisees in his manner of teach.

ing that tribute ought to be paid to their rulers ;—vindicates the doctrine of the resurrection against the Sadducees ;-an. swers the lawyer who questioned him about what is most essential in the law ;-- puzzles the Pharisees with a passage of Scripture which they applied to the Messiah ;-admonishes the people to follow the good instructions, not the evil example, of their teachers, who are reproached with obstructing the access to the kingdom of heaven ;-with making religion a mask to rapacity ;-with their false zeal in making proselytes, whom far from reforming they corrupted ;-with the encouragement their traditions gave to perjury ;-with their exactness in things of no moment, whilst they neglected things of the high. est ;-—with their care about the cleanness of the outside, whilst they left the inside full of pollution,

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SECTION XIII.

THE PROPHECY ON MOUNT OLIVET:

CHAPTERS XXIV. XXV.

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it will be preceded; the signs that the Judge is at hand ;the time of the judgment known only to God;ummen will be surprised by it as formerly by the flood ;-the necessity of activity and vigilance illustrated ;-by the example of servants who expect theịr master's return ;-by the parable of the ten virgins ;-by the parable of the talents :-account of the procedure at the last judgment.

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SECTION XIV.

THE LAST SUPPER.

CHAPTERS XXVI. 156.

The rulers consult together about the method of apprehending Jem

sus :- female disciple anoints his head :-Judas bargains with the chief priests to deliver him into their hands :-Jesus eats the passover with his disciples ;-acquaints them of the treachery of one of them ;-institutes the commemoration of his death ;-foretells their deserting, and Peter's disowning him :-his deep distress in the garden :-he is seized by an

ned multitude conducted by Judas ;-rebukes an apostle for having recourse to the sword.

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SECTION XV.

THE CRUCIFICTION,

CHAPTERS XXVI. 57, &c. XXVII. 1-56.

Jesus is brought before the Sunhedrim ;-accused of blasphemy,

and condemned ;-is denied by Peter :- Judas, finding that

he is condemned, repents his perfidy ;-restores the price ,-and in despair kills himself :Jesus is delivered bound to the Roman procurator ;-before whom he is accused by the chief priests and elders ;–Pilate perceiving that the accusation pro. eeeded from envy, and being warned by his wife, not to do aught against Jesus, tries in vain to save him,---by the arti. fice of granting him to the prayer of the multitude, who were wont to obtain the release of a prisoner at the passover:the multitude, instigated by their rulers, demand the release of Barabbas, and the crucifixion of Jesus :

-Pilate, after washing his hands to testify that he was guiltless of this blood, con. sents to gratify them :

-Jesus is scourged, and mocked, and crucified between two malefactors ;-is insulted on the cross by persons of all ranks, fellow-sufferers not excepted :-his death attended with a preternatural darkness, and other pro. digies, which strike the Roman centurion, and guards, with terror.

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SECTION XVI.

THE RESURRECTION.

CHAPTERS XXVII. 57, &c. ' XXVIII.

The body of Jesus given to Joseph of Arimathea, who de. posits it in his own sepulchre :--the sepulchre secured and watched :-his resurrection announced at the sepulchre to some pious women by an angel :-Jesus afterwards appears to them:the guard bribed by the Jewish rulers to say that the body was stolen when they were asleep :-Jesus appears to the disciples in Galilee,--and commissions them to teach all nutions,

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Jour's mission:-Jesus baptized by him, and attested from
headen ;-tempted by Satan ;-announces in Galilee the reign
of God;-calls Peter, Andrew, James, and John :--performs
miraculous cures :-calls Matthew ;-eats with publicans :-
vindicates himself and his disciples from the accusations of the
Scribes and Pharisees ;-in regard to blasphemy, evil compa-
ny, neglect of fasting, breach of sabbath.

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Jesus selects his twelve Apostles ;-is so much crowded by the

people, that even his relations speak disrespectfully of him for
permitting them ;-the absurdity of the pretext, that by demons

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