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38. Jesus therefore again groaning in himself, cometh to the Grave. It was a Cave, and a Stone lay upon it.
39. Jefus faid, Take ye away the Stone. Martha, the Siffer of him that was dead, faith unto him, Lord, by this time he STINKETH : for he hath been dead four Days.
40. Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that if thou wouldft BELIEVE, thou shouldft see the GLORY of God?
41. Then they took away the Stone from the Place where the Dead was laid. And Jesus lift up his Eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou haft heard me.
42. And I knew that thou heareft me always: but be cause of the People which stand by, I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
43. And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud Voice, Lazarus, COME FORTH.
44. And he that was DEAD came forth, bound Hand and Foot with Grave-clothes : and his face was bound about with a Napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
45. Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the Things which Fesus did, BELIEVED on him.
46. But some of them went their ways to the PHARISEES, and told them what Things Jefus had done. (a) Psal. ii. 1. Why do the Hea
47. Then (a) gathered the then RAGE, and the People imaChief Priests and the Phari- grace Priets and be Du gine a VAIN THING?
2. The Kings of the Earth set sees a COUNCIL, and said, themselves, and the Rulers cake What do we? for this Man COUNSEL together, against the doth many MIRACLES. LORD, and againit his ANOINTED.
48. If we let him thus alone, all Men will BELIEVE on him ; and the Romans shall come, and take away both our Place and Nation.
49. And one of them named Caiaphas, being the High PRIEST that same Year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,
so. Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one Man Should die for the People, and that the whole Nation perish not.
51. And this fpake he not of HIMSELF: but being High Priest that Year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that Nation :
32. And not for that NATION only, but that also he hould gather together in one, the Children of God that were SCATTERED abroad.
53. Then 53. Then from that Day forth, they took COUNSEL together for to put him to Death.
54. Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went thence unto' a Country near to the Wilderness, into a City called Ephraim, and there continued with his Disciples.
55. And the Jews Paffover was nigh at hand : and many went out of the Country up to Jerusalem before the Paffover, to purify themselves.
56. Then fought they for Fesus, and spake among themfelves, as they food in the Temple, What think ye, that be will not come to the Feast ?
57. Now both the Chief Priests and the Pharisees had given a Commandment, that if any Man knew where he were, he should fhew it, that they might TAKE him.
CHRIST, by divers PARA
BLES, represents the fpiritual Nature of his King.
dom : Many of which are explained, and ap
plied to their just and spiritual Meaning by Our SAVIOur himself, and to which many Places in the New TesTAMENT refer.
CHRIST's Parabolical Sermon to the
Multitude by the Sea-fide, of the Sower of Seed, with the Explanation of it.
Matt. xiii. 1. Mark iv. 1. Luke viii. 4. M.] COSAS HE fame Day went Fesus out of the
B House, and fat by the Sea-side. (L.] And
when much People were gathered together, ASX and were come to him out of every City, FMr.] he began again to teach by the Sea-side, [M.] and great Multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a Ship, and the whole Multitude stood on the Shore, [Mr.) and was by the Sea on the Land. [M] And he spake unto them, [Mr.] and taught them many things by PARABLES, and said unto them, [L.] by a PaRABLE, [ Mr.] hearken, Behold, there went out a Sower to sow (L.) his Seed : [Mr.] And it came to pass as he sowed, some fell on the WAY-SIDE, (L.) and it was troden down, Mr.) and the Fowls of the Air came and devoured it up. And some fell upon sTONY GROUND, where it had not much Earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had not depth of Earth : [L.) and as soon as it was sprung up [11.) it was scorched, [L.] because it lacked Moisture ; [ Mr.) and because it had no Root, it withered away. (L.) And some fell among THORNS, and the Thorns sprang up with it, and choked it, (Mr.] and it yielded no Fruit. [L.] And other fell on GOOD GROUND, and sprang up, and bare Fruit, [Mr.] that sprang up and increased, and brought forth, fome thirty, and some fixty, and some an hundred. [L.] And when he had said these Things, he cried, and said unto them, He that hath Ears to hear, let him hear. And when he was alone, (M.) the Disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakert thou unto them in Parables ? [Mr.] And they that were about him, with the Twelve, asked him of the Parable, (L.) say. ing, What might this Parable be ? [M.] And he antwered and said unto them, because it is given unto you to know the MYSTERIES of the Kingdom of Heaven ; but to them it is not given. [Mr.) But all these Things are done in Parables, that seeing, they may fee, and not perceive ; and hearing, they may hear, and not understand : left at any time they should be converted, and their Sins Should be forgiven. (M.] For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more Abundance : but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Therefore speak I to them in Parables : because they SEEING, SEE not; and HEARING, they HEAR not, neither do they UNDERSTAND. And in them is ful• filled the Prophecy in Esaias, which faith, By Hearing, ye Shall hear, and shall not understand : and Seeing, ye shall fee, and shall not perceive. For this peoples Heart is waxed gross, and their Ears are dull of hearing : and their Eyes they have closed; left at any time they should fee with their Eyes, and hear with their Ears, and should understand with their Heart, and should be converted, and I Mould heal them. But blessed are your Eyes, for they fee, and your Ears, for they hear. Fór verily I' fay unto you, that many PROPHETS and RIGHTEOUS Men harc defired to see thofe Things' which ye fee, and have not seen them ; and to hear those Things which ye hear, and have not heard them. [Mr.]
(a) Pfal. xix. ). The Law of the And he laid unto them, Lord is perfect, CONVERTING the Know ye not this PARABLE? SOUL : the Testimony of the Lord and how then will ye know is sure, making wise the simple. all Parables ? [M] Hear ye 8. The STATUTES of the Lord
are right, KEJOICING the Heart : therefore the Parable of the che Commandment of the Lord is Sower. [L.] Now the Pa- pure, ENLIGHTNING the Eyes. rable is this : [Mr.7 The PS. cxix. 9. Wherewith Thall a Sower soweth
*** young Man CLEANSE his Way ?
the WORD. By taking heed thereto, according L.) The (a) Seed is the có thy WORD. WORD of God. Mr.] And , u. Thy Worj) have I hid in my
HEART, that I might not sin athese are they by the Way
gainst thee. side, (L.] that hear, [Mr.] 105. Thy WORD is a Lamp unto where the WORD is sown: my feet, and a Light unto my
Páth. but when they have heard, Heb.iv. j. Let us therefore FEAR, SATAN cometh immediately, left a PROMISE being left us of ena and, taketh away the Word tring into his Rest, any of your that was fown in their Hearts. Thould seem to come SHORT of it.
2. For uinto us was the GOSPEL IL) out of their Hearts, left preached, as well as unto them: but they should BELIEVE and the Word preached did not profit
them, not being MIXED with FAITH be SAVED. [M.] When any
in them that heard it. one heareth the Word of the 1. Let us LABOUR therefore to Kingdom, and understand- enter into that Rest, lest any Man eth it not, then cometh the Fall after the same Example of
UNBELIEF. WICKED ONE, and catcheth12. For the Word of God is quick away that which was sown and powerful, and sharper than any in his Heart: This is he two-edged Sword, piercing even to
the dividing alunder of Soul and which received Seed by the Spirit, and of the Joints and MarWay-side. [Mr.] And these row, and is a DISCERNER of the are they likewise [M] that THOUGHTS and INTENTS of the
Heart. received the seed in itony 13. Neither is there any CREAPlaces ; [Mr.] who when TURE that is not MANIFEST in his they have heard the Word, Sight : but all Things are naken,
i and opened unto the Eyes of him immediately they receive it ;
with whom we have to do. with Gladness: and have no i Pet. ii. 1. Wherefore laying aRoor in themselves, and so fide all MALICE, and all GUILE,
rimers and Hypocrisies, and Envies, and ENDURE but for a Time,[L.] ar which for a while believe : 2. As new-born Babes, desire the [Mr.) Afterward, when Ar. sincerc Milk of the WORD, that ye FLICTION (D) or Perfecution may grow thereby:
3. If fo be ye have tasted that the arifeth for the Word's fake, Lord is gracious. immediately they are offend- (6) 1 Pet. ii. 20. For what Glory ed is it, if when ye be buffered for