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he expelled demons ;-the danger of detracting from the Holy Spirit ;-who accounted kinsfolks by Jesus ;-the parable of the sower, with the explanation ;-the reason for using parables ;-other moral instructions and similitudes ;-Jesus stills a tempest on the sea ;-cures a demoniac who abode in tombs ; heals a woman who had a bloody issue ;-restores the daugha ter of Jairus to life.

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Jesus despised by his fellow-citizens ;--commissions the apostles ;

different opinions concerning him : the death of John the Baptist :-the disciples report the execution of their mission: Jesus feeds miraculously five thousand in the desert ;-walks on the sea in the morning to his disciples, who had embarked the night before ; stills the wind, lands, and cures all who touch him.

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SECTION IV.

THE ERRORS OF THE PHARISEES.

CHAPTERS VII. VIII. 1.-26.

Jesus vindicates his disciples, and charges the Pharisees with

annulling the commandment of God by their tradition :--nothing pollutes the man but vice :- demon expelled from the daughter of a Syrophenician woman of great faith :-the cure of one deuf and dumb :-four thousand men fed in the desert : - sign in the sky refused to the Pharisees :-the disciples cautioned against their doctrine under the name of leaven, which they interpreting literally, misunderstood a blind man cured.

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The opinions of the people concerning Jesus :-Peter avows him
to be the Messiah :-Jesus foretells his own death and resur.
rection ;-rebukes Peter, who was scandalized at the mention
of death :-warns his followers to prepare for suffering ;-
is transfigured ;-acquaints them who the Elijah was that
should come ;-cures a dumb demoniac :humility the road to
eminence in his reign :-the services of those not to be rejected
who did not accompany the Apostles : -no service done for
Jesus shall be unrewarded :—the danger of offences and
snares :-the marriage tie may not be loosed at the pleasure of
either party :-the people encouraged to bring children to Je.
SUS:-what must be done to obtain eternal life :-riches a great
obstruction in the way to the kingdom ;-the reward of those
who abandon any thing for Jesus.

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SECTION VI.

THE ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM,

CHAPTERS X. 32, &c. XI. XII. 1-12.

Jesus, on the road to Jerusalem, foretells his death and resur

rection ;—is applied to, by the sons of Zebedee, for the chief
honours in his reign ;-he warns them to prepare for suffering,
as the only road to honour then would be humility ;-gives
sight to Bartimeus;--rides into Jerusalem on an ass ;-the
people attending him with shouts ;-devotesthe barren fig-tree;
drives the traffickers out of the temple ;-manifests the power
of faith ;-enjoins forgiveness on all who would be forgiven of
God;silences those who controvert his authority ;-illus-
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men who ill-treated and killed their landlord's messengers, concludes with predicting the rejection of the Jews, and the call of the Gentiles.

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Jesus eludes the craft of the Pharisees, who consult him on the

laufulness of paying tribute to Cesar ;-vindicates the doc. trine of the resurrection against the Sadducees ;-answers the scribe who questioned him about what is most important in the law ;--puzzles the Pharisees with an expression in the psalms applied to the Messiah ;--warns the people against the ambition and hypocrisy of the Scribes ;-the liberality of a gift must be rated by the circumstances of the giver ;-the destruction of the temple foretold;-the calamities by which it will be pre. ceded ;-the signs that the Judge is at hand ;-the time un. known to all but God ;-the necessity of unintermitted vigilance.

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SECTION VIII.

THE LAST SUPPER.

CHAPTERS XIV. 1-52.

The rulers consult together about the method of apprehending

Jesus:-a female disciple anoints his head :-Judas bargains with the chief priests to deliver him to them :--Jesus eats the passover with his disciples ;-acquaints them of the treachery of one of them ;-institutes the commemoration of his death ; foretells their desertion, and Peter's denial of him ;-his distress in the garden ;-he is seized by an armed multitude con. ducted by Judas.

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Jesus is brought before the Sanhedrim ;-charged with blasphemy,
-and condemned ;-denied by Peter ;-delivered bound to the
Roman procurator :-before whom he is accused by the Jew-
ish rulers :-Pilate perceiving that the accusation proceeded
from envy,ếtries in vain to save him, under pretence of grant-
ing him to the prayer of the multitude, accustomed to obtain
the release of a prisoner at the passover ;-they, instigated by
their rulers, demand the release of Barabbas, and the cruci.
fixion of Jesus :-Pilate at last consents to gratify them :-
Jesus is scourged, mocked, and crucified between two malefac-
tors ;-is insulted on the cross by persons of all denominations,
fellow-sufferers not excepted :-his death attended with pro-
digies, which strike the Roman centurion and other spectators
with astonishment.

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THE RESURRECTION.

CHAPTERS XV. 42, &c. XVI.

The body of Jesus given to Joseph of Arimathea, who lays it in

his own sepulchre :-the resurrection of Jesus announced at the
sepulchre to some pious women by an angel :-he appears first
to Mary Magdalene ;-then to others ;-afterwards to the ele.
ven, whom he sends to publish his doctrine every where, em-
powering them to work miracles in evidence of their mission;
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