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8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say
you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.
11 | And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain ; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.
12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.
13 And when the Lord saw her, he had 'compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
14 And he came and touched the bier :9 and
15 And he that was "dead sat up, and began
with her. Wh. 9 coffin.
* JUDGES, X. 16: His soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.
8 LUKE, viii. 54: And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise. JOHN, xi. 43: And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. Acts, ix. 40: Tabitha, arise. Rom. iv, 17: God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
h 2 Kings, iv. 32, &c: And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed, &c. do. xiii. 21: And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha : and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood upon
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to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
16 And there came a fear on all : and they glorified God, saying, That a great "prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath 'visited his people.
17 And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judæa, and throughout all the region round about.
18 And the disciples " of John showed him of all these things.
19 And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
20. When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying
, Art thou he that should come? or look we foro another?
21 And in the same hour he cured many of their infirmities 11 and plagues, 12 and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight.
22 Then Jesus oanswering said unto them, Go your way, and Ptell John what things ye have 10 wait we for. Cr. Il sicknesses. Wi. Co.
12 hurts. Rh. his feet. John, xi. 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.
LUKE, i. 65: Ånd fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill-country of Judæa. k See on LUKE. xxiv. 19.
LUKE, i. 68: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel ; am Mat. xi.
2: Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples.
n See on Mat. xi. 3-5.
MAT. xi. 5: The blind receive their sight, &c.
seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the Gospel is preached
23 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
24 | And when the 'messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see ? A reed shaken with the wind ?
25 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in “kings' courts. good thing come out of Nazareth ? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
9 ISA. xxxv. 5: Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
LUKE, iv. 18: He hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. 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?
* Mat. xiii.57 : And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. LUKE, ii. 34: And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel ; and for a sign which shall be spoken against. John, vi. 66: From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. 1 Cor. i. 23 : But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling-block, and unto the Greeks foolishness. See on MAT. xi. 6.
MAT. xi. 7: And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, &c. as here.
u 2 Sam. xix. 35: I am this day fourscore years old ; and can I discern between good and evil? can thy servant taste what I eat or what 1 drink ? can I hear any more the voice of singingmen and singing-women? wherefore then should thy servant be
yet a burden unto my lord the king? Est.i.3,11: In the third year of his reign, he [Ahasuerus] made a feast unto all his princes and his servants; the power of Persia and Media, the nobles and princes of the provinces, being before him. To bring Vashti the queen before the king, with the crown royal,
26 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.
27 This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, *I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
28 For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist : but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than be.
29 And all the people that heard him, and the Publicans, "justified God, being 'baptized with the baptism of John.
30 But the Pharisees and Lawyers 13 rejected" the 'counsel of God against themselves, is being not baptized of him.
13 Scribes. Co. We. 14 frustrated. A.V. 15 within themselves, A.V. to show the people and the princes her beauty: for she was fair to look on.
LUKE, i. 76: And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest : for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways.
w Mal, iii. 1: Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall
way before me. LUKE, i. 15-17: For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just to make ready a people prepared for
*Ps. li. 4: That thou mightest be justified when thou speak-
let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written,
. 5: Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Ju.
2 Acts, xx. 27: I have not shunned to declare unto you'all the counsel of God.
Master, what shall we do?
: 31 9 And the Lord said, "Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation ? and to what are they like?
32 They are like unto children sitting in the market-place, and calling one to other, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
33 For "John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine ; and ye say, He hath a devil.
34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and á winebibber, a friend of Publicans and sinners !
35 "But wisdom is justified of all her children.
36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.
37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a 'sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment
38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, a MAT. xi. 16.
b MAT. iii. 4: The same John had his raiment of camel's hair-his meat was locusts and wild honey. Mark, i. 6: He did eat locusts and wild honey. LUKE, i. 15: For he-shall drink neither wine nor strong drink.
c Ver. 36, JOHN, ii, 2: And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. do. xii. 2: There they made him a supper, and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.
Mat. xi. 19: The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a wine-bibber, a a friend of Publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
e See on MAT. xxvi. 6.
'Ver. 34, LUKE, v. 32 : I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. 1 Tim. i. 15: This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.