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these unquenchable flames, in which every one shall be salted with fire. Lord, season our whole spirit, soul and body, with thy incorruptible grace. O give us true genuine grace; as the appearance of it, without the reality, is of all things the most base and worthless and give us to have peace with our Christian brethren; and, as much as in us lies, to live peaceably with all men.


The Transfiguration of Christ.


2. And after six days, Jesus | about, they saw no man any taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves; and he was transfigured before them. 3. And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them. 4. And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus 5. And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. 6. For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid. 7. And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son; hear him 8. And suddenly, when they had looked round

more, save Jesus only with themselves. 9. And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of Man were risen from the dead. 10. And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another, what the rising from the dead should mean. 11. And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come? 12. And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of Man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought. 13. But 1 say unto you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him.

[See the Reflections on Matt. XVII. v. 1—13. p. 78.]

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A dumb Spirit cast out.

14. And when he came to | ofttimes it hath cast him into his disciples, he saw a great the fire, and into the waters, to multitude about them, and the destroy him; but if thou canst scribes questioning with them. do any thing, have compassion 15. And straightway all the on us, and help us. 23. Jesus people, when they beheld him, said unto him, If thou canst were greatly amazed, and run- believe, all things are possible ning to him, saluted him. 16. to him that believeth. 24. And And he asked the scribes, What straightway the father of the question ye with them? 17. child cried out, and said with And one of the multitude an- tears, Lord I believe; help swered and said, Master, I thou mine unbelief. 25. When have brought unto thee my son, Jesus saw that the people came which hath a dumb spirit: 18. running together, he rebuked And wheresoever he taketh him, the foul spirit, saying unto him, he teareth him; and he foameth, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I and gnasheth with his teeth, and charge thee, come out of him, pineth away and I spake to thy and enter no more into him. 26. disciples that they should cast And the spirit cried, and rent him out; and they could not. him sore, and came out of him: 19. He answereth him and saith, and he was as one dead; insoO faithless generation! how much, that many said, He is long shall I be with you? how dead. 27. But Jesus took him long shall I suffer you? bring by the hand, and lifted him up; him unto me. 20. And they and he arose. 28. And when brought him unto him: and he was come into the house, his when he saw him, straightway disciples asked him privately, the spirit tare him; and he fell Why could not we cast him on the ground, and wallowed out? 29. And he said unto foaming. 21. And he asked them, This kind can come forth his father, How long is it ago by nothing but by prayer and since this came unto him? And fasting. he said, Of a child: 22. And

[See the Reflections on Matt. XVII. v. 14—17. p. 79.]



Christ predicts his Sufferings; rebukes and instructs his Disciples.

And they departed | lilee; and he would not that any thence, and passed through Ga-man should know it. 31. For

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he taught his disciples, and I shall rise the third day. 32. said unto them, The Son of But they understood not that Man is delivered into the hands saying, and were afraid to ask him.

of men, and they shall kill him :

and after that he is killed, he

[See the Reflections on Matt. XVII. v. 22, 23. p. 86.]


Jesus inculcates Humility in his Disciples.


33. And he came to Caper- | followeth not us: and we forbad naum; and being in the house, him because he followeth not he asked them, What was it 39. But Jesus said, Forthat ye disputed among your bid him not; for there is no selves by the way? 34. But man which shall do a miracle in they held their peace: for by my name that can lightly speak the way they had disputed evil of me. 40. For he that is among themselves who should not against us, is on our part. be the greatest. 35. And he 41. For whosoever shall give sat down, and called the twelve, you a cup of water to drink in and saith unto them, If any my name, because ye belong to man desire to be first, the Christ, verily I say unto you, same shall be last of all, and He shall not lose his reward. servant of all. 36. And he 42. And whosoever shall offend took a child, and set him in the one of these little ones that bemidst of them: and when he lieve in me, it is better for him had taken him in his arms, he that a millstone were hanged said unto them, 37. Whoso-about his neck, and he were ever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me. 38. And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he

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cast into the sea. 43. And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:

[See the Reflections on Matt. XVIII. v. 1-6. p. 81.]

44. Where their worm dieth having two feet to be cast into not, and the fire is not quench-hell, into the fire that never shall ed. 45. And if thy foot offend be quenched; 46. Where their thee, cut it off: it is better for worm dieth not, and the fire is thee to enter halt into life, than not quenched. 47. And if


thine eye offend thee, pluck it | out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two

eyes to be cast into hell fire; 48. Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched;

[See the Reflections on Matt. XVIII. v. 7-10. p. 82.]

49.For every one shall be salted | with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. 50. Salt is good: but if the salt have lost

his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.

[See the Reflections on Matt. V. v. 13. p. 19.]


Concerning Divorcement and Marriage.


from the beginning of the cre

AND he arose from thence, ation God made them male and

and cometh into the coasts of Judea, by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort unto him again; and as he was wont, he taught them again. 2. And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him. 3. And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you? 4. And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away. 5. And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept: 6. But

female. 7. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; 8. And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. 9. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. 10. And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter. 11. And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. 12. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.

[See the Reflections en Matt. XIX. v. 1—9. p. 85.]


Jesus blesses little Children.

13. And they brought young | touch them: and his disciples ehildren to him, that he should rebuked those that brought

them. 14. But when Jesus | Whosoever shall not receive

saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God. 15. Verily I say unto you,


the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. 16. And he took them up his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

[See the Reflections on Matt. XIX. v. 13-15. p. 85.]


The Counsel of Jesus to a certain Rich Man.--The Danger of Riches.

17. And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?


into the kingdom of God? 24. And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! 25. It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter

And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. 19. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not com-into the kingdom of God, 26. mit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother. 20. And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth. 21. Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest; go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me. 22. And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions. 23. And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter


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And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved? 27. And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God, all things are possible. 28. Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. 29. And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, 30. But he shall receive an hundred-fold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers;

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