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ye on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment ?

26 Behold the fowls of the air : for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better24 than they?

27 Which of you by taking thoughts can add one cubit 26 unto his stature ?

28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; the toil not, neither do they spin :

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory?" was not arrayed like one of these.

30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass 2 of the field, which to day is, 29 and to morrow is cast into the oven,

30 shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What

3 23 be not careful for. Co. Ma. Cr. Ud. Bi. Pu. 27 of much more value. Br. 25 by being solicitous. Wh. 26 the smallest measure. We. 27 royalty. Co. Ma. Cr. Ud. Bi. 28 the herbage. Pu. 29 which is to day in the field. Co. Ma.

35 furnace. Co. Ma, Cr. Phil. iv. 6: Be careful for nothing: but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God. 1 Tim. vi. 8: Having food and raiment, let us be therewith content. 1 Pet. v. 7: Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you.

$ JOB, xxxviii. 41: Who provideth for the raven his food? When his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat. Ps.civ. 27,28 : These wait all upon tħee, that thou mayest give them their meat in due season. That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good. do. cxlvii.9: He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry. LUKE, xii. 24, &c: Consider the ravens, they neither sow nor reap; which neither have store-house nor barn, and God feedeth them: How much more are ye better, than the fowls? &c.

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shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed ?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek :) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye

have need of all these things. 33 But "seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be

added 31 unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of *itself

. Sufficient unto the day is the evil 32 thereof.33

31 given. Rh. 32 travail. Cr. 33 for to morrow shall care for itself, every day hath enough of its own trouble. Ud.


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Ps. xxxiv. 10: They that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing. do. xxxvii. 25: I have been young, and now am old: yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. MARK,x. 30: But he shall receive an hundred fold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. Luke, xii.31 : But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. John, vi. 27 : Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life. 1 Tim. iv. 8: Godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and that which is to come.

Lev. xxv. 20, 21: And if ye shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? behold, we shall not sow, nor gather in our increase: Then I will command my blessing upon you in the sixth year, and it shall bring forth fruit for three years. 1 Kings, iii

. 11-13: God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life, neither hast thou asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies ; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment; Behold, I have done according to thy words.- I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches

and honour.

* Deut. xxxiii. 25: As thy days so shall thy strength be. Heb. xiii. 5,6: Let your conversation be without covetousness ; and be content with such things as ye have : for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man should do unto me.


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1 Christ ending his sermon on the mount, reproveth rash judgment,

6 forbiddeth to cast holy things to dogs, 7 exhorteth to prayer, 13 to
enter in at the strait gate, 15 to beware of false prophets, 21 not
to be hearers only, but doers of the word : 24 like houses builded on
a rock, 26 and not on the sand.
* JÚDGE not, that ye be not judged.

2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what "measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

CHAP. VII. LUKE, vi. 37: Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and


shall not be condemned. Rom. ii, I: Therefore thou art inexcusable, 0 man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. Rom. xiv. 3, 4, 10, 13: Let not him which eateth not, judge him that eateth; for God hath received him. Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's


1 Cor. iv. 3,5: But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment. Judge nothing before the time until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the heart: and then shall every man have praise of God. James, iv. 11, 12: He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge, There is one lawgiver, who is able to save, and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?

b Judg. i. 7: As I have done, so hath God requited me. MARK, iv. 24: Take heed what you hear : with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear, shall more be given. LUKE, vi. 38: Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again. 2 Cor.ix.6: He that soweth sparingly, shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully, shall reap also bountifully. Gal. vi. 1: Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

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3 ‘And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest' not the beam that is in thine own eye?

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, à beam is in thine own eye?

5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

6 f 'Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again

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7. Ask, and it shall be given you ; seek, and

ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened

unto you:

'perceivest. Co. Ma. Bi. Wh.

. splinter. · Luke vi. 41, 42.

LAm. iii. 40: Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD. e Gal, vi. 1: See under ver. 3. Pro. ix. 7,8: He that reproveth a scorner, getteth to himself shame; and he that rebuketh a wicked man, getteth himself a blot. Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. do. xxiii. 9: Speak not in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of thy words. Acts, xiii. 45, 46: But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming: Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, Jt was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Ps. x. 17: LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear. do. xxxiv. 15: The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. do. cxviii

. 5: upon

the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place. do. cxlv. 19: He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and


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8 For every one that "asketh receiveth ; and he that seeketh findeth ; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.


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will save them. PRO. xv. 29: The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous. IsA.XXX. 19: He will be very gracious unto thee, at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee. do. lv. 6: Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near. do. lviii. 9: Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say,

Here I do. Ixv. 24: It shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer, and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. Mat. xxi. 22: All things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. Mark, xi. 24: What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and


shall have them.' LUKE, xi. 9, 10: Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and ye shall find : knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened. do, xviii. 1: He spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray and not to faint. John, xv. 7: If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 2 Cor. xii. 8,9: For this thing I besought the Lord thrice that it might depart from me.

And he said unto me, My grace sufficient for thee, for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Heb. iv. 16: Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. JAMES, i, 5, 6: If


lack wisdom,
let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and up-
braideth not; and it shall be given him, but let him ask in
faith, nothing wavering. 1 John, iii. 22: Whatsoever we ask
we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and
do those things that are pleasing in his sight. do. v. 14, 15:
This is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any
thing according to his will, he heareth us. And if we know
that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the
petitions that we desired of him.
b 2 CHRON. Xv. 2: The Lord is with


him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye
forsake him, he will forsake you. Ps. lxxxi. 10, 16: I am
the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of
Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. He should
have fed them also with the finest of the wheat, and with
honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee. Pro. viii.


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