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"hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

24 Ånd again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel 5 to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?

26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With mien this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

27 , Then 'answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have ” forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore ?

28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto

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the kingdom of God! I Tim. vi. 9, 10: They that will be rich, fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Job, xxxi. 24: If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, thou art my confidence. Ps. lxii. 10, 11: If riches increase, set not your heart upon them. God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this, that power belongeth unto God. Pro. xi. 28: He that trusteth in his riches shall fall. MAT.xiii. 22 : The cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word and it becometh unfruitful.

* See on LUKE, i. 37.

Y MARK, X. 28 : Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. Luke, xviii. 28: Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.

Deut. xxxiii. 9: Who said unto his father and unto his mother, I have not seen him; neither did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own children ; for they have observed thy word and kept thy covenant. MAT. iv. 20: And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. Luke, v.11: And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all and followed him. Phil. iii. 8: Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord; for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung that I may win Christ.

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, That ye which have followed me in the neration, when the Son of man shall sit in throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon lve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of 1. . And

every one that hath forsaken houses, rethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or

or children, or lands, for my name's sake, . xlix. 14: 'The upright shall have dominion over them. rii. 22: The time came that the saints possessed the kingWisd. iit 8: They (The righteous) shall judge the nations, ve dominion over the people, and their Lord shall reign r. Mat. xx. 21 : Grant that these my two sons may

one on thy right hand, and the other on the left in thy m. LUKE, xxii. 28-30: Ye are they which have conwith me in my temptations. And I appoint unto you a m, as my Father hath appointed unto me: that ye may drink at my table, in my kingdom, and sit on thrones, : the twelve tribes of Israel. 1 Cor. vi. 2, 3: Do ye w that the saints shall judge the world? And if the hall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the ť matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? ch more things that pertain to this life?" Rev. ii. 26:

overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to 1 I give power over the nations. do. iii. 21: To him rcometh will I grant to sit with me on my throne, even

overcame, and am set down with my Father in his do. xx. 4: I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and at was given unto them. RK, x. 29, 30: And Jesus answered and said, Verily I you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, s, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, ake, and the gospel's, but he shall receive an hundredin this time; houses, and brethren, and sisters, and and children, and lands, with persecutions, and in i to come, eternal life. LUKE, xviii. 29, 30 : And he them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that ingdom of God's sakerethren, or wife, or children, e in this present time, and in the world to come life ng. 1 Cor. ii. 9. But as it is written: Eye hath not rear heard, neithet have entered into the heart of things which God hath prepared for then that love

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shall receive an hundred fold, and shall inherit
everlasting life.

30 But many that are 'first shall be last; and
the last shall be first.

1 Christ, by the similitude of the labourers in the vineyard, sheweth

that God is debtor unto no man: 17 foretelleth his passion : 20 by
answering the mother of Zebedee's children teacheth his disciples to
be lowly : 30 and giveih tuo blind men their sight.

FOR the kingdom of heaven is like unto a
man that is an housholder, which went out early
in the morning to hire labourers into his vine-

2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny' a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the market-place,

4 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.

5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.

6 And about the eleventh hour he went out,
and found others standing idle, and saith unto
them, Why stand ye here all the day 'idle ?

See xviii. 28. A. V.
See on MARK, X. 31.

· Pro. xix. 15: Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep, and
an idle soul shall suffer hunger. Ezek. xvi. 49: Behold, this
was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread,
and abundance of idleness, was in her and in her daughters;
neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy:
Acts, xvii. 21: For all the Athenians, and strangers that
were, there, spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell

or to hear some new thing. .HEB. vi. 12: That ye be not
slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience
inherit the promises.

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They say unto him, Because no man hath 1 us. He saith unto them, "Go


also into vineyard ; and whatsoever is right, that shall eceive. So when even was come, the lord of the rard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers give them their hire, beginning from the last the first. And when they came that were hired about eleventh hour, they received every man a y.

But when the first came, they supposed they should have received more; and they ise received every man a penny. And when they had received it, they ured against the good man of the house, Saying, These last have wrought but one

LES. ix. 10: Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it
y might: for there is no work, nor device, nor know-
or wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. John,
must work the works of him that sent me, while it is
e night cometh, when no man can work.
E, x. 7: And in the same house remain, eating and

such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy
ire. Go not from house to house.
e, xxiii. 40-43: But the other answering, rebuked
ying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the
ndemnation ? And we indeed justly, for we receive
reward of our deeds : but this man hath done nothing
And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when
mest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him,
say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in Para-


E, xv. 28-30: He was angry, and would not go


; came his father out, and entreated him. And he g, said to his father, Lo, these many years do I nee, neither transgressed I at any time thy comht, and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might rry with my

friends : But as soon as this thy son was hich hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast him the fatted calf.

hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day

. 13 But he answered one of them, and said, 'Friend, I do thee no wrong : didst not thou agree with me for a penny?

14 Take that thine is, and go thy way: 'I will give this last, even as unto thee.

15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine 'eye evil, because I am good ?

16 "So the last shall be first, and the first last: for 'many be called, but few chosen. 17 ( And" Jesus going up to Jerusalem took

? have continued one hour only. A. V. f MAT. xxii. 12: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither, not having a wedding-garment? And he was speechless.

8 John, xvii. 2: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

1 Rom. ix. 21 : Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour ? JAMES, i. 18: Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

i Deut.xv.9: Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought, and he cry unto the Lord against thee, and it be sin unto thee. Pro. xxiii. 6: Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats. Mat. vi. 23: If thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness.

See on MARK, X. 31.

Mat. xxii. 14: For many are called, but few are chosen. JAMES, i. 23—25.: For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass : For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

m See on MAT. xvi. 21.

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