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t AND he arose from thence, and cometh into .*"*. coasts of Judea, by the sarther side of Jorda

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and the people resort unto him again; and, as he

was wont, he taught them again.

a And the Pharisees came to him,. and asked him,

Is it lawful for a man to put away his wise? tempt

3 ing him. And he answered and said unto them,

4. What did Moses command you? And they said,

Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to

5 put her away. And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart, he wrote you

6 this precept. But from the beginning of the crea— f tion, God mane them (a) male and'scmale. For

this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, 8 and cleave to his wise; And they twain shall be

one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one o, flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, „ io let not man put asunder. And in the house his drf

11 ciples asked him again of the same matter. And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put awayjfc wife, , and marry (£) another, committeth adukery against

12 her. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery. .

13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them; and. his disciples rebuked those

14 that brought them. But when Jeius saw it, he was* much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid thorn not: .

I^ for (c) of such fs the kingdom of God. Verily I-say unto you, Whosoever ihall not receive the king-

(a.) See1 Mat. xix. 44. (6) See Mat. xix-. 9.

(c) Whosoever will be my disciple, must embrace my doctrine with the purity and simplicity osa-thild. '* •» .

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dom of God as a little child, he shall not enter

16 therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and Messed them.

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

18 inherit eternal lise? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good, but one,

19 that is God (d). Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear salse witness, Defraud not (<r), Honour

20 thy sather and mother. And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.

21 Then Jesus beholding him, loved him (f)t and said unto him, One thing thou lackeft: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou (halt have treasure in heaven; and Come, take

22 up the cross (g) and follow me. 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 (hall they that have riches

.-24 (i&yehterintothe kingdom of God! And the disciples were alWhtfhed at his words. But Jesus anfwereth again, anti saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them tiiat trust in riches, to enter into the

25 kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man

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(d) SeeMat. xix, 17.

(e) Covet not what belongs to another, so as to use any indirect means to over-reach him and deprive him of it. This is toe import of the tenth .commandment.

If) Our Lord loved him for having done his duty according to the instructions he had received. See Note on Mat. xix. but ne was wordly-minded, aud that was the vice that Jesus wished lo cure him of.

(g) Sec Mat. x. 38.

(4) See Met. xix. 23, fi£»t6, , ._.

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26 to enter into the kingdom of God. And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves;

27 Who then can be saved? 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

29 left all, and have followed thee. And Jesus answered and said, Verily: I say unto you,, there is no-man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or sather, or. mother, or wise, or children, or lands, for my

30 lake and the gospel's, But he shall receive an hundred-fold (?) now in this time, houses, and brethren j and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions: and in the world to come eternal

31 lise. But many tiiat are first, shall be last: and the : ilasty firfr.u 1. . .a:-. . >...i ...

32 And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem: and Jesus went before them; and they were amaz-r

!. ed (Æ), and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what

33 things should happen unto him i Saying, Behold* we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they (hall condemn him to death, and

34 shall deliver him to the Gentiles; And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he snail rise again.

35 And James and John the sons of Zebcdee come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou

36 shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall- desire. And

. (1) All your losses shall be made up to you, even in this world, by inward peace and, satisfaction of mind, and joy in the Holy Ghost. See Mpt. x. 39. Note, xix. 29. Note.

(A)'They were amazed at Christ's boldness in going to a place where his lise was fought for; yet instead of .allaying their sears, he confirmed them by exprefly foretelling his own sufferings; shewing, thereby that he submitted to. them knowingly and willingly, rt -.^ he. he said unto them, What would ye that I should Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called: and they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of

37 do for you? They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the

38 other on thy left hand, in thy glory. But Jesus" said unto them, Ye know not what ye aik: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with (/) the baptism that I am baptized with?

39 And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the* cup that I drink of: and with the baptism that

40 I am baptized withal, shall ye be baptized: But to sit on my right hand, and on my left hand, is not mine to give, but it jhall be given to them for

41 whom it is prepared. And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James. arid

42 John. But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles, exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon

43 them. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your mini

44 ster: And whosoever of you will be the chiefest-,

45 shall be servant of all (m). For even the Son of man came] not to be ministred unto, but to minister, and to give his lise a ransom for many.

46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples, and a great number of people, blind Bartimeus, the son of Timeus, sat

47 by the highway side, begging. And when he heafd that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David («), have mercy on

48 me. And many charged him that he should hold: his peace: but he cried the more a great deal,

49 Thou Son of David, have mercy on me. And

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50 good comfort, rise; he calleth thee. And he casting away his (a) garment, rose, and1 came to Jesus.

51 And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that 1 should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.

52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy saith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received, his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

CHAP. XL

% AND when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto **. Bethphage, and Bethany, at the mount of (a) .2 Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples, And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, yc shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat: loose him,

3 and bring him. And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him;

4 and straightway he will send him hither. And they went their way, and found.the colt tied by the door without, in a place where two ways met: and they

5 loose him. And certain of them that stood there*

6 said unto them, What do ye loosing the colt? And they said unto them even as Jesas had commanded:

7 and they let them go. And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he

8 sat upon him. And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees,

9 and strawed them in the way. And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Ho

(0) The upper garment of the Jews was loose; which the blind man threw off that he might run the faster. This is called a cloak. Mat. v. 40.

(a) See Mat. xxi. 4. *

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