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17 understanding? Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever
entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into 18 the draught? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come 19 forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart
were afraid to ask him. Mar. ix. 32. And austere man, taking up that I laid not down, they understood none of these things (which and reaping that I did not sow, &c. Lu. xix. Jesus spake of his sufferings, death and resur- 22. The tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity; rection); and this saying was hid from them, the tongue no man can tame. It is an unruly neither knew they the things which were evil, full of deadly poison; therewith bless we spoken. Lu. xviii. 34. Then (having eat with God, even the Father, and therewith curse we his disciples after his resurrection) opened men, which are made after the similitude he their understanding, that they might un- of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth derstand the Scriptures. Lu. xxiv. 45. When, blessing and cursing: my brethren, these for the time, ye ought to be teachers, ye have things ought not so to be. Ja, iii. 6–10. And need that one teach you again, which be the there was given unto him (the beast), a mouth first principles of the oracles of God, and are speaking great things and blasphemies. Re. become such as have need of milk and not of xiii. 5. And he opened his mouth in blasstrong meat. He. v. 12.
phemy against God, to blaspheme his name, 17 That whatsoever entereth in at the mouth.) and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in Whatsoever thing from without entereth into heaven. Re. xiii. 6. the man, it cannot defile him ; because it 19 Out of the heart proceed, &c.) See entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, verse 11. God saw that the wickedness of and goeth out into the draught, purging all man was great in the earth, and that every meats. And he said, That which cometh out imagination of the thoughts of his heart was of the man, that defileth the man. Mar. vii. only evil continually. Ge. vi. 5. The imagi18-20. A good man, out of the good treasure nation of man's heart (said God) is evil from of his heart, bringeth forth that which is good, his youth. Ge. viii. 21. Keep thy heart and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his with all diligence, for out of it are the issues heart, bringeth forth that which is evil, for of of life. Pr. iv. 23. Frowardness is in "his" the abundance of the heart the mouth speak- (“the wicked man's") heart, he deviseth miseth. Lu. vi. 45. Meats (are lawful) for the chief continually, he soweth discord. Pr. belly and the belly for meats; but God shall vi. 14. Foolishness is bound in the heart of destroy both it and them. 1 Co. vi. 13. a child ; but the rod of correction shall drive Touch not, taste not, handle not (the rudi- it far from him. Pr. xxii. 15. The thought ments or elements of the world), which all are of foolishness is sin. Pr. xxiv. 9. The heart to perish with the using. Col. ii. 21, 22. is deceitful above all things, and desperately The tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity : so wicked, who can know it? Je. xvii. 9. From is the tongue among our members, that it within, out of the heart, proceed evil thoughts, defileth the whole body. Ja. iii. 6.
adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, och And is cast out into the draught.] “ They" vetousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, ("* the captains of Jehu") brake down the foolishness; all these evil things come from image of Baal, and brake down the house of within and defile the man. Mar. vii. 21, 22, Baal, and made it a draught-house unto this 23. As it is written, there is none righteous, day. 2 Ki, x. 27.
no not one; there is none that understandeth, 18 Those things which proceed out of the there is none that seeketh after God; they mouth.] See verse ll, and chap. xii. 34. The are all gone out of the way, they are together words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit, become unprofitable, there is none that doeth he (the wicked) hath left off to be wise, and good, no not one. Their throat is an open to do good. Ps. xxxvi. 3. A naughty per- sepulchre ; with their tongues they have used son, a wicked man walketh with a froward deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips, mouth. Pr. vi. 12. The lips of the righteous whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the their feet are swift to shed blood, destruction wicked speaketh frowardness. Pr. x. 32. and misery are in their ways, and the way of The tongue of the wise useth knowledge peace have they not known; there is no fear aright, but the mouth of fools poureth out of God before their eyes. Now we know, that foolishness. The heart of the righteous what things soever the law saith, it saith to studieth to answer, but the mouth of the them who are under the law; that every wicked poureth out evil things. Pr. xv. mouth may be stopped, and all the world may 2. 28. Out of thine own mouth will I judge become guilty before God. Ro. iii. 10-19, thee, thou wicked servant (said the nobleman I know (said Paul) that in me (that is, in my in the parable, who left money with his servants flesh) dwelleth no good thing, for to will is to trade wità). Thou knewest that I was an present with me; but how to perform that
proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile 20 a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man. Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and 21
which is good, I find not. Ro. vii. 18. The tempted, when he is drawn away of his own carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is lust, and enticed; then when lust hath connot subject to the law of God, neither indeed ceived it bringeth forth sin, and sin, when it can be. Ro. viii. 7. So then they that are is finished, bringeth forth death. Ja. i. 13, in the flesh cannot please God. Ro. viii. 8. 14, 15. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, 20 Which defile a man.) Know ye not that which are these, adultery, fornication, un- ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of cleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, temple of God, him shall God destroy ; for seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunk- the temple of God is holy, which temple ye enness, revellings, and such like. Of the are. I Co. iii. 16, 17.) Know ye not that which I tell you before, as I have also told you the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom in time past, that they which do such things of God? Be not deceived, neither fornicators, shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Ga. v. nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, 19, 20, 21. You hath he quickened who were nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor dead in trespasses and sins; wherein in time thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor repast ye walked according to the course of this vilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingworld, according to the Prince of the power dom of God: and such were some of you ; of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but children of disobedience : among whom also ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, we all had our conversation in times past, in and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Co. vi. 9, 10, the lusts of our flesh fulfilling the desires of 11. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature doeth is without the body; but he that comthe children of wrath, even as others. Ep. ii. mitteth fornication, sinneth against his own 1, 2, 3. Put them in mind to speak evil of body. What! know ye not that your body no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shew- is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in ing all meekness unto all men ; for we our- you, which ye have of God, and ye are not selves were sometimes foolish, disobedient, your own ? For ye are bought with a price ; deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, therefore glorify God in your body, and in living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating your spirit, which are God's. I Co. vi. 18, one another. But after that the kindness and 19, 20. Fornication and all uncleanness, or love of God our Saviour toward man ap- covetousness, let it not be once named among peared, not by works of righteousness which you, as becometh saints : neither filthiness, we have done, but according to his mercy, he nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not saved us by the washing of regeneration and convenient; but rather giving of thanks. For renewing of the Holy Ghost, which he shed this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unon us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our clean person, nor covetous man, who is an Saviour. Tit. iii. 1. 6.
idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom Evil thoughts, &c.] See chap. ix. 4. I hate of Christ, and of God. Ep. v. 3—5. vain thoughts, but thy law do I love. Ps. But to eat with unwashen hands.] See cxix. 113. Let the wicked forsake his way, verse 2. Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, and the unrighteous man his thoughts, and hypocrites ! for ye make clean the outside of let him return unto the Lord, and he will the cup and of the platter, but within they have mercy upon him, and to our God, for he are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind will abundantly pardon. Is. lv. 7. Their Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within feet (of the Jews) run to evil, and they make the cup and platter, that the outside of them haste to shed innocent blood, their thoughts may be clean also. Mat. xxiii. 25, 26. Now are thoughts of iniquity. Is. lix. 7. O Jeru- do ye Pharisees (said Jesus) make clean the salem, wash thine heart from wickedness, outside of the cup and the platter, but your that thou mayest be saved : how long shall inward part is full of ravening and wickedthy vain thoughts lodge within thee? Je. iv. ness. Ye fools, did not he that made that 14. Repent of this thy wickedness (said which is without, make that which is within Peter to Simon the Sorcerer), and pray God, also ? Lu. xi. 39, 40. if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be 21 And departed into the coasts.] From forgiven thee. Ac. viii. 22. Let no man say thence he arose and went unto the borders of when he is tempted, I am tempted of God, Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither and would have no man know it; but he tempteth he any man; but every man is could not be hid. Mar. vii. 24.
22 Sidon. And, behold, a woman of Canaan came ont of the same
coasts, and cried unto him, saying,' Have mercy on me, O Lord,
thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. 23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and
besought him, saying, Send her away ; for she crieth after us 24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep
Tyre and Sidon.] See chap. X. 5, 6, and said one of the multitude), which hath a dumb xi. 21, 22, 23. Zebulun shall dwell at the spirit ; and wheresoever he taketh him, be haven of the sea, and he shall be for an haven teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon. with his teeth, and pineth away. And they Ge. xlix. 13. And the Lord delivered them brought him unto “him" (" Jesus"); and (the kings assembled at the waters of Merom) when he saw him, straightway the spirit tar into the hand of Israel, who smote them, and him: and he fell on the ground, and wallowed chased them unto great Zidon, and unto foaming. And he asked his father, How long Misrephoth-main, and unto the valley of is it ago since this came unto him? And her Mizpeh, eastward. Jos. xi. 8. All the inha- said, Of a child. And oft-times it hath as bitants of the hill-country from Lebanon unto him into the fire, and into the waters Misrephoth-main, and all the Sidonians, them destroy him ; but if thou canst do any thing will I drive out from before the children of have compassion on us, and help us. No. Israel. Jos. xiii. 6. And the fifth lot came ix. 17. 22. See chap. ix. 27; xvii. 15. out for the (tribe of the) children of Asher, 23 He answered her not a word.) And and their border was (with various other Joseph saw his brethren and knew thein, but countries), Hebron, and Rehob, and Hammon, made himself strange unto them, and spade and Kanah, even unto great Zidon ; and then roughly unto them. Ge. xlii. 7. Thou shut the coast turneth to Ramah and to the strong city remember all the way which the Lord thy “ Tyre" (" Tzor”). Jos. xix. 24-29. Neither God led thee these forty years in the wildet did Asher drive out the inhabitants of Accho, ness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, nor the inhabitants of Zidon, &c. Ju. i. 31. know what was in thine heart, whether the
22 A woman of Canaan, &c.] See chap. iij. wouldest keep his commandments or no. A 8, 9. And the daughter of Tyre shall be there viii. 2. Unto thee will I cry, O Lord, my with a gift; even the rich among the people rock, be not silent unto me, lest, if thou be shall entreat thy favour. Ps. xlv. 12. Thou silent to me, I become like them that go dan art not sent to many people of a strange into the pit. Ps. xxviii. 1. When I my speech and of an hard language, whose words and shout, he shutteth out my prayer. La thou canst not understand, surely had I sent iii. 8. thee to them, they would have hearkened Send her away.] See chap. xiv. 15. Who unto thee! Ez. iii. 6. The woman (whose he (blind Bartimeus) heard that it was Joni daughter had an unclean spirit) was a Greek, of Nazareth (that passed by), he began to a a Syrophenician by nation ; and she besought out, and to say, Jesus, thou Son of David, best him that he would cast forth the devil out of mercy on me. And many charged him tha her daughter, Mar, vii. 26.
he should hold his peace, but he cried Have mercy on me, O Lord.] See chap. ix. more a great deal, Thou Son of David, las 27. Hear me when I call, O God of my mercy on me. Mar. X. 47, 48. righteousness; thou hast enlarged me when I 24 I am not sent but unto, &c.] See cią was in distress, have mercy upon me and hear ix. 36 ; x. 5, 6. All that found them my prayer. Ps. iv. 1. Have mercy upon me, sheep, said God) have devoured them; at O Lord, for I am weak, O Lord, heal me, their adversaries said, We offend not, becer for my bones are vexed. Ps. vi. 2. Jesus, they have sinned against the Lord, the heat master, have mercy on us (said the ten lepers). tation of justice, even the Lord, the hoped Lu. xvii. 13. And the Publican (in the pa- their fathers. Je. 1. 7. I will set up at rable), standing afar off, would not lift up so shepherd over them (my sheep, said the Lab much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon and he shall feed them, and he shall be te his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a shepherd. Ez. xxxiv. 23. Ye (the heat sinner. Lu. xviii. 13.
are the children of the prophets from Sarmatia Son of David.] See chap. i, l, and ix. 27. and those that follow after, as many as how
My daughter is grievously vexed, &c.] Lord, spoken, have likewise foretold of these day have mercy on my son (said a certain man to ye are the children of the prophets, and Jesus), for he is lunatick, and sore vexed. the covenant which God made with Mat. xvii. 15. A certain woman, whose young fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in a daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, seed shall all the kindreds of the earth and came and fell at his feet. Mar. vii. 25. blessed. Ac, iii. 24, 25. Now I say the Master, I have brought unto thee my son Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumst
of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, say- 25 ing, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not meet to 26 take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, 27 Truth, Lord : yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their
sion for the truth of God, to confirm the Christ, that we might be justified by the faith promises made unto the fathers. Ro. xv. 8. of Christ, and not by the works of the law.
25 Then came she.] The multitude re- Ga. ii. 15, 16. Remember that at that time buked them (the two blind men) because they ye (Gentiles) were without Christ, being should hold their peace : but they cried the aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, strangers from the covenants of promise, having thou Son of David. Mat. xx. 31. Let me no hope, and without God in the world. Ep. go (said the angel with whom Jacob wrestled), ji. 12. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolanot let thee go, except thou bless me. Ge. ters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. xxxii. 26. Yea, he had power over the angel Re. xxii. 15. and prevailed, he wept and made supplication 27 Truth, Lord.] See chap. viii. 8. aud com. unto him; he found him in Bethel, and there I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies he spake with us. Ho. xii. 4. í say unto (said Jacob to the Lord in prayer), and of all you, Though he (who said to the friend who the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy went to him at midnight, Trouble me not) servant. Ge. xxxii. 10. Behold, I am vile ; will not rise and give him, because he is his what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine friend, yet because of his importunity, he will hand upon my mouth ; once have I spoken; rise, and give him as many (loaves) as he but I will not answer : yea twice; but I will needeth. And I say unto you, Ask, and it proceed no further. Job xl. 4, 5. I know shall be given you ; seek, and ye shall find; that thou (Lord) canst do every thing, and kno ck, and it shall be opened unto you. For that no thought can be withholden from thee: every one that asketh receiveth; and he who is he that hideth counsel without knowthat seeketh findeth ; and to him that knock- ledge? Therefore have I uttered that I eth it shall be opened. Lu. xi. 8–10. Men understood not, things too wonderful for me, ought always to pray, and not to faint (and which I knew not; hear, I beseech thee, and he spake the parable of the unjust judge, and I will speak; I will demand of thee, and dethe importunate widow). Lu. xviii. 1, &c. clare thou unto me. I have heard of thee
Worshipped him.] See chap. ii. 2. 11. by the hearing of the ear, but now mine eye
Lord, help me.) If thou canst do any thing, seeth thee, wherefore I abhor myself, and have compassion on us, and help us (said the repent in dust and ashes. Job xlii. 246. father of him who had the dumb and deaf spirit). Against thee, thee only, have I sinned and Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all done this evil in thy sight, that thou mightest things are possible to him that believeth. And be justified, and be clear, when thou judgest. straightway the father of the child cried out, Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in sini and said with tears, Lord, I believe, help thou did my mother conceive me. Ps. li. 4, 5. mine unbelief. Mar. ix. 22–24.
Thou shalt know that I am the Lord, that 26 It is not meet to take the children's thou (Jerusalem) mayest remember, and be bread, &c.] See chap. vii. 6. It is not meet confounded, and never open thy mouth any (said Jesus to the Cyrophenician woman) to more, because of thy shame, when I am take the children's bread, and cast it unto the pacified toward thee for all that thou hast dogs. And she answered, and said unto him, done, saith the Lord God. Ex. xvi. 62, 63. Yes, Lord, yet the dogs under the table eat O my God (said Daniel), incline thine ear, of the children's crumbs. Mar. vii. 27, 28. and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our And he (Jesus) said unto me (Paul), Depart, desolations, and the city which is called by for I will send thee far hence unto the Gen- thy name, for we do not present our supplitiles. And they (the Jews) gave him audience cations before thee for our righteousness, but anto this word, and then lifted up their voices, for thy great mercies. Da. ix. 18. Lord, and said, Away with such a fellow from the trouble not thyself (said the centurion, whose earth, for it is not fit that he should live. Ac. servant was sick), for I am not worthy that xxii. 21, 22. I could wish (said Paul) that thou shouldest enter under my roof: Wheremyself were accursed from Christ for my fore neither thought I myself worthy to come brethren, my kinsmen according to the fiesh, unto thee; but say in a word, and my servant who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the shall be healed. Lu. vii. 6, 7. I will arise adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and go to my father (said the prodigal in the and the giving of the law, and the service of parable), and will say unto him, Father, I God, and the promises. Ro. ix. 3, 4. We have sinned against heaven, and before thee, who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of and am no more worthy to be called thy the Gentiles, even we, have believed in Jesus son, make me as one of thy hired servants. VOL. II.
28 master's table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman;
great is thy faith : be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her
Lu. xv. 18, 19. The publican (in the parable) gold. Job xxiii. 10. Though he cause grief, standing afar off, would not lift up so much yet will he have compassion according to the as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his multitude of his mercies. La. iii. 32. breast, saying, God be merciful to me a singer. Great is thy faith.] See chap. viii. 10. Lu. xviii. 13. The other (malefactor crucified and xiv. 31. I said indeed that thy house, with Jesus) answering, rebuked him (his and the house of thy father, should walk befellow malefactor), saying, Dost not thou fear fore me for ever ; but now the Lord saith, be God, seeing thou art in the same condem- it far from me ; for them that honour me I nation ? And we indeed justly, for we re will honour, and they that despise me shall ceive the due reward of our deeds; but this be lightly esteemed. 1 Sa. ii. 30. And the man hath done nothing amiss. And he said apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. unto Jesus, Lord, Remember me when thou Lu. xvii. 5. And (Abraham) being not weak comest into thy kingdom. Lu. xxiii. 40-42. in faith, he considered not his own body dom Let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is dead, when he was about an hundred years written, That thou mightest be justified in old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb: thy sayings, and mightest overcome when he staggered not at the promise of God thou art judged. Now we know, what things through unbelief; but was strong in faith, soever the law saith, it saith to them who are giving glory to God. Ro. iv. 19, 20. We under the law, that every mouth may be are bound to thank God always for you, brestopped, and all the world may become guilty thren, as it is meet, because that your faith before God. Ro. iii. 4. 19. Last of all he groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every (Jesus) was seen of me (Paul) as of one born one of you. 2 The. i. 3. out of due time, for I am the least of the Be it unto thee, &c.] See chap. viii. 13; apostles, that am not meet to be called an ix. 29, 30. He (the Lord) will fulfil the apostle, because I persecuted the church of desire of them that fear him: he also will God. 1 Co. xv. 8, 9. I thank Christ Jesus hear their cry, and will save them. Ps.ak. our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he 19. Daughter said Jesus, to the woman haring counted me faithful, putting me into the an issue of blood), thy faith hath made thee ministry, who was before a blasphemer, and whole ; go in peace, and be whole of thy persecutor, and injurious; but I obtained plague. Mar. v. 34. And he said unto her mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief, (whose daughter had an unclean spirit), Por and the grace of our Lord was exceeding this saying the dogs under the table eat of abundant with faith and love, which is in the children's crumbs) go thy way, the devil Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying, and is gone out of thy daughter. And when she worthy of all acceptation, That Christ Jesus was come to her house, she found the devil came into the world to save sinners, of whom gone out, and her daughter laid upon the I am chief. 1 Ti. i. 12-15.
bed. Mar. vii. 29, 30. If thou canst believe Yet the dogs eat of the crumbs, &c.] See (said he to the father of him who had the dusd chap. v. 45. There was a certain beggar and deaf spirit), all things are possible to him named Lazarus (in the parable) who was laid at that believeth. And straightway the father “his" ("the rich man's) gate, full of sores, of the child cried out, and said with tears, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which Lord, I believe, help thou mine unbeliel. fell from the rich man's table ; moreover the Mar. ix. 23, 24. I have not found so great dogs came and licked his sores. Lu. xvi. 21. faith (as that of the centurion whose servant Is he the God of the Jews only? Is he not was sick), no, not in Israel. Thy faith hath also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles saved thee, go in peace (said he to the woman also. Ro. iii. 29. There is no difference who had been a sinner). Lt. vij. 9. 50. Receive between the Jew and the Greek, for the same thy sight (said he to the blind man of Jeriche), Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon thy faith hath saved thee: and immediately him. Ro. x. 12. Unto me, who am less he received his sight, and followed him, glori. than all saints, is this grace given, that I fying God; and all the people when they saw should preach among the Gentiles the un- it, gave praise unto God. "Lu. xviii. 42, 43. searchable riches of Christ, to know the love Go thy way (said Jesus to the noblemas los of Christ which passeth knowledge, that ye son was sick at Capernaum), thy son livetti. might be filled with all the fulness of God. And the man believed the word that Jesus Ep. iii. 8. 19.
had spoken unto him, and he went his way: 28 Jesus answered and said, &c.] Though and as he was now going down his servant he slay me, yet will I trust in him, but I will met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. Inaintain mine own ways before him. Job Then inquired he of them the hour when be xiii. 15. He knoweth the way that I take; began to amend. And they said unto hizo, when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as Yesterday, at the seventh hour, the fever left