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great light ; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up."

17 9 °From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, "Repent : for the ‘kingdom of heaven is at hand.

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a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison-house.

• MARK, i. 14: The words under ver. 12.

pl Kings, viii. 47–49: If they shall bethink themselves, and repent, and make supplication unto thee, --saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness; And so return unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul,-Then hear thou their prayer. Job, xlii. 6: I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes. Ezek. xvii. 30, 31: Repent and turn yourselves from all your transgressions ; so iniquity shall not be your ruin Cast away from you all your transgressions ; whereby ye have transgressed, and make you a new heart and a new spirit. Mat. iii. 2, 8: Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand : Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance. do. ix. 13: I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. In Mark, ii. 17. and Luke, v. 32: are almost the same words. MARK, i. 15: The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand : repent ye, and believe the Gospel. do. vi. 12: They went out and preached that men should repent. LUKE, i. 8: Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance. do. xi. 32: The men of Nineveh shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and behold a greater than Jonas is here." MAT. xii

. 41: The sanie words. LUKE, xiii. 3 : Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. do. xv. 7: Joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth. do. xxiv. 47: That repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations. Acts, ii. 38: Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. do. ii. 19: Repent ye therefore and be converted, that your sirs may be blotted out. do. xvii. 30: The times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent. do. xx. 21: Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. do. xxvi. 20: That they

18. | And Jesus, 'walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea : for they were fishers.

19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you 'fishers of men.

20 And they "straightway left their nets, and followed him.

should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. Rom. ii. 4: Despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance, and long-suffering ; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance. 2 Cor. vii. 10: Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation, not to be repented of. 2 PET. iii. 9: The Lord-is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. Rev. ii. 5, 16, 21: Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of its place, except thou repent. Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. I



space to repent of her fornication, and she repented not. do. iii. 19: As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten : be zealous therefore, and repent.

9 Mat. x. 7: As ye go, preach, saying, the kingdom of heaven is at hand,

* MARK, i. 16, &c: Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother, &c. LUKE, v. 1,2: He stood by the lake of Gennezareth, and saw two ships standing by the lake, &c.

John, i. 42: Thou art Simon, the son of Jona : thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation a stone.

+ LUKE, v. 10,11: And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch

And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.

" Mark, x. 28–31: Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have 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 father, or mother, or wife, or chil ren, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's ; But he shall receive an hundred fold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children,



21 And going on from thence, he saw other two 'brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.

22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

23 ( And Jesus went about all Galilee, " teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Gospel * of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

24 And his fame went throughout all Syria : and they brought unto him all sick people that and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. But many that are first, shall be last; and the last, first. Luke, xviii. 28: Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee. See on Acts, xvi. 10.

Mark, i. 19, 20: And when he had gone a little farther thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets. And straightway he called them : and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him. Luke, v. 10: The words under ver. 19.

"Mat. ix. 35: And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. Mark, i. 21, 39: And they went into Capernaum, and straightway on the sabbath-day, he entered into

synagogue, and taught. And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils. Luke, iv. 15, 44: And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.

* Mat. xxiv. 14: And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. MARK, i. 14: Now after John was put in prison Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God.

Mat. viii. 16, 17: When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils; and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses. MARK, I. 34: And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils.


were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.

25 And there 'followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judæa and from be

yonds Jordan.

CHAP. V. 1 Christ beginneth his sermon in the mount: 3 declaring who are

hlessed, 13 who are the salt of the earth, 14 the light of the world, the city on an hill, 15 the candle: 17 that he came to fulfil the law : 21 what it is to kill, 27 to commit adultery, 33 to swear : 38 exhorteth to suffer wrong, 44 to love even our enemies, 48 and to labour after perfectness.

AND seeing the multitudes," he went up into a mountain : and when he was set, his disciples came unto him :

2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

3 Blessed' are the poor in spirit: for their's is the kingdom of heaven.

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Happy. We. MARK, iii. 7: And a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judea.

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CHAP. V. a MARK, ij. 13, 20: And he goeth up into a mountain. - And the multitude cometh together again.

v Ps. li. 17: The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. PRO. xvi. 19: Better it is to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.' do. xxix. 23: A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. Isa. lvii. 15: For thus saith the high and lofty one that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is holy, I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a poor and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. do. lxvi. 2: To this man will I look, even to him that is poor, and of a contrite

4 Blessed are they that “mourn : for they shall be comforted.

5 Blessed are the meek : for they shall 'inherit the earth.


spirit, and trembleth at my word. Luke, vi. 20: Blessed be ye poor : for your's is the kingdom of God.

Mat. xix. 14: Suffer little children, and forbid them not to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. JAMES, ii. 5: Hearken, my beloved brethren, hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him ?

" Isa. lxi. 1,3: The Lord hath anointed me--to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the qil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. Ezek. vii. 16: But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the vallies, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity. LUKE, vi. 21: Blessed are ye that weep now : for ye shall laugh, John, xvi. 20 : Verily, verily, I say unto you, that ye shall weep and lament

, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, ,

your sorrow shall be turned into joy. 2 Cor. i. 3-7: Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort ; who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort, wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our. consolation also aboundeth by Christ

. And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. And our hope of you

is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, SO shall


be also of the consolation. Rev, vü, 17: God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. do. xxi. 4: And God wipe away.

all tears from their eyes ; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain : for the former things are passed away.

Ps. xxii. 6: I am a worm and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. do. xxxvii. '11: The meek shall inherit the earth : and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. do. cxlix. 4: He will beautify the meek with

Rom. iv. 13: The promise that he should be the heir of the world, was not made to Abraham, or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.



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