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your FAULTS, ye shall take it patiently? But if when ye DO WELL, and SUFFER for it, ye take it patiently; this is acceptable with GOD.

21. For even hereunto were ye

called: becaufe Chrift alfo SUFFERED for us, leaving us an EXAMPLE, that we fhould FOLLOW his Steps: Guile found in his Mouth.

22. Who did no SIN, neither was

Heb. x. 26 For if we SIN WIL

FULLY after that we have received the KNOWLEDGE of the Truth, there REMAINETH no more SACRIFICE for Sins,

27. But a certain FEARFUL look

ing for of Judgment, and fiery Indignation, which fhall DEVOUR the Adverfaries.

(c) 1 Tim. vi. 6. But GODLINESS with Contentment is great GAIN. 7. For we brought NOTHING in


this World, and it is certain we can carry NOTHING out.

8. And having FooD and RAIMENT, lct us be therewith content.

ed, [L.] and in the Time of TEMPTATION FALL away. [Mr.] And thefe are they which [M] received Seed among the Thorns, [L.] and when they have heard [Mr.] the Word, go forth, [M] and the (c) CARES of this WORLD, and the Deceitfulnefs of RICHES, [L.] and the PLEASURES of this Life, [Mr.] and the LUSTS of OTHER THINGS entring in, choke the Word, and it become unfruitful, [L.] and they bring no Fruit to Perfection. [Mr.] And thefe are they which [M] received Seed into the good Ground, [Mr.] fuch as hear the Word, and receive it, and [Z.] in an honest and good Heart, having heard the WORD, KEEP it, [M] and underftand it, [L.] and bring forth FRUIT with PATIENCE, [Mr.] fome thirty fold, fome fixty, and fome an hundred, [M] And he faid unto them, Is a Candle brought to be put under a Bufhel, or under a Bed and not to be fet on a Candlestick? [L.] No Man when he hath lighted a Can dle, covereth it with a Veffel, or putteth it under a Bed; but fetteth it on a Candlestick, that they which enter in may fee the Light. [Mr.] For there is nothing hid, which fhall not be manifefted: neither any thing kept fecret, [Z] that fhall not be known and come abroad. [Mr.] If any Man have Ears to hear, let him hear. And he faid unto them, [L.] Take heed therefore [Mr.] WHAT

9. But they that will be RICH, fall into TEMPTATION and a Snare, and into many foolish and hurtful LUSTS, which drown Men in Deftruction and Perdition.

1 John ii. 15. LOVE not the World, neither the THINGS that are in the WORLD. If any Man love the

World, the LovE of the Father is not in him.

16. For all that is in the World, the LUST of the FLESH, and the

LUST of the EYES, and the Pride of Life, is not of the Father, but is of the World.

17. And the World PASSETH away, and the LUST thereof; but he that doth the WILL of GOD, abideth for ever.


when he is drawn away of his own 14. But every Man is TEMPTED, LUST, and enticed.

15. Then when LUST hath con

ceived, it bringeth forth SIN: and Sin when it is finished, bringeth forth DEATH.

16. Do not err, my beloved Bre

and [L.] How (f) ye HEAR. when he is tempted, I am tempted (f) James i. 13. Let no Man fay [Mr.] With what Measure of God: for God cannot be temptyou meet, it fhall be meafur- ed with EVIL, neither tempteth he ed to you and unto you any Man. that hear, fhall more be given. [L.] For whofoever hath, to him fhall be GIVEN and whofoever hath not, from him fhall be taken even that he feemeth to have. [Mr.] And he faid, So is the King-thren, dom of God, as if a Man fhould caft SEED into the Ground, and 'fhould fleep, and rife Night and Day, and the Seed fhould fpring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the Earth bringeth forth Fruit of her felf; first the Blade, then the Ear, after that the full Corn in the Ear. But when the Fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the Sickle, because the Harvest is come.

perfect GIFT is from above, and 17. Every good GIFT, and every cometh down from the Father of Lights, with whom is no Variableneis, neither Shadow of turning.

18. Of his own Will begat he us with the Word of Truth, that we

fhould be a kind of FIRST-FRUITS of his Creatures.

19. Wherefore, my beloved Brethren, let every Man be swift to HEAR, flow to fpeak, flow to Wrath, eth not the Righteoufnefs of God.

20. For the Wrath of Man work

21. Wherefore lay apart all Filthinefs, and fuperfluity of Naughtinefs, and receive with MEEKNESS the ingrafted WORD, which is able to fave your Souls.

22. But be ye DOERS of the WORD, and not HEARERS only,

23. 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 Glafs;

24. For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of Man he


[M.] Another Parable put deceiving your own felves. he forth unto them, faying, The KINGDOM of Heaven is likened unto a Man which fowed good SEED in his Field: But while he flept, his ENEMY came and fowed TARES among the WHEAT, and went his Way. But when the Blade was fprung up, and brought forth Fruit, then appeareth the Tares alfo. So the Servants of the Houfholder came, and faid unto him, Sir, didft not thou fow good Seed in thy Field? from whence then hath it Tares? He faid unto them, An Ene

25. But whofo looketh into the

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perfect Law of LIBERTY, and continueth therein, he being not a of the Word, this Man fhall be bleffed in his Deed.


Heb. ii. 1. Therefore we ought the THINGS which we have heard, to give the more earnest Heed to left at any time we should let them SLIP.

2. For if the Word spoken by ANGELS was STEDFAST, and every Tranfgreflion and Difobedience reX 2


my hath done this. The ceived a JUST Recompence of ReServants faid unto him, Wilt ward; thou then that we go,. and gather them up? But he faid, Nay; left while ye gather up the Tares, ye root up alfo the Wheat with them.

3. How fhall we escape, if we neglect fo great SALVATION, which at the firff began to first be spoken by the LORD, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

Let both grow together until the HARVEST: and in the Time of Harveft I will fay to the Reapers, Gather ye together first the Tares, and bind them in Bundles to burn them but gather the Wheat into my Barn.

Another Parable put he forth unto them, [Mr.] and faid, Whereunto fhall I liken the Kingdom of God? or with what Comparison fhall we compare it? [M] The Kingdom of Heaven is like to a Grain of Muftard-feed, which a Man took, and fowed in his Field; [Mr.] which when it was fown in the Earth, is lefs than all the Seeds that be in the Earth: But when it is fown, it groweth up; [M.] and when it is grown, [Mr.] it becometh greater than all Herbs, [M] and becometh a Tree, [Mr.] and fhooteth out great Branches, [M.] fo that the Birds of the Air come and [Mr.] lodge under the Shadow of it, [M.] and in the Branches thereof.

Another Parable spake he unto them, The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto Leaven, which a Woman took and hid in three Meafures of Meal, till the whole was leavened.

All thefe Things fpake Jefus unto the Multitude in Paables. [Mr.] And with many fuch Parables fpake he the Word unto them, as they were able to hear it: But without a Parable fpake he not unto them. And when they were alone, he expounded all Things to his Difciples: [M] That it might be fulfilled which was fpoken by the Prophet, faying, (g) I will open my Mouth in Parables, I will utter Things which have been kept fecret from the Foundation of the World.

(g) Pfalm lxxviii. 1. Give Ear, O my People, to my Law: incline your Ears to the WORDS of my


2. I will open my Mouth in a PARABLE: and will utter dark Sayings of old.

Pf. xlix. 3. My Mouth shall speak of WISDOM: and the Meditation of

my Heart fall be of Understanding. 4. I will incline mine EAR to a PARABLE; I will open my dark Saying upon the Harp.


Of the Tares, and others.

Matt. THE

xiii. 36.

HEN Jefus fent the Multitude away, and went into the House, and his Difciples came unto him, faying, Declare unto us the Parable of the Tares of the Field.

37. He answered and faid unto them, He that sowETH the good Seed, is the Son of MAN:

38. The Field is the WORLD: the good Seed are the CHILDREN of the Kingdom: but the TARES are the Children of the Wicked One.

39. The (a) ENEMY that fowed them, is the DEVIL: The HARVEST is the End of the WORLD, and the REAPERS are the ANGELS.

40. As therefore the TARES are gathered and BURNT in the Fire; fo fhall it be in the End of this World.

41. The Son of Man fhall fend forth his Angels, and they fhall gather out of his KINGDOM all Things that OFFEND, and them which do INIQUITY;

42. And fhall caft them into a Furnace of FIRE: there fhall be wailing and gnashing of Teeth.

43. Then (b) fhall the Righteous SHINE forth as the SUN in the Kingdom of their Father. Who hath Ears to hear, let him hear.

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(a) Rev. xiv. 15. And another ANGEL came out of the Temple, that fat on the Cloud, Thrust in thy crying with a loud Voice to him Sickle, and REAP: for the Time is come for thee to REAP; for the Harvest of the Earth is ripe.

16. And he that fat on the Cloud, thruft in his Sickle on the Earth; and the Earth was reaped.

17. And another Angel came out of the Temple, which is in Heaven, he alfo having a fharp Sickle. from the Altar, which had Power over Fire; and cried with a loud Voice to him that had the SHARP SICKLE, faying, Thruft in thy fharp Sickle, and gather the Clufters of the Vine of the Earth; for her Grapes are fully ripe.

18. And another Angel came out

19. And the Angel thrust in his Sickle into the Earth, and gathered the Vine of the Earth, and caft it into the great Wine-prefs of the Wrath of God.

(b) Dan. xii. 3. They that be WISE, fhall SHINE as the Brightnefs of the Firmament; and they that turn many to Righteoufnefs, as the STARS for ever and ever.

Pfal. iv. 6. There be many that fay, Who will fhew us any Good? Lord, lift thou up the Light of thy Countenance upon us.

but Loss, for the Excellency of the Phil. iii. 8. I count all Things Knowledge of Chrift Jefus my Lord: for whom I have fuffered the Lofs of all Things, and do count them


thereof, goeth and felleth all that he hath, and buyeth that Field.

45. Again, (c) the KINGDOM of Heaven is like unto a Merchantman seeking goodly PEARLS :

46. Who when he had found one PEARL of great Price, he went and SOLD all that he had, and bought it.

47. Again, the KINGDOM of Heaven is like unto a Net that was caft into the Sea, and gathered of every Kind. 48. Which, when it was full, they drew to Shore, and fat down, and gathered the Good into Veffels, but caft the Bad away.

49. So fhall it be at the End of the World: the Angels fhall come forth, and fever the Wicked from among the Juft;

50. And fhall caft them into the Furnace of FIRE: there fhall be wailing and gnashing of Teeth.

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(c) Pfal. lxxiii. 25. Whom have I in Heaven but thee? and there is none upon Earth I defire befide thee.

26. My Flesh and my Heart faileth: but God is the Strength of my Heart, and my Portion for ever.

I Cor. ii. 9. But as it is written, EYE hath not seen, nor EAR heard, neither have entred into the Heart

of Man, the THINGS which God hath prepared for them that LOVE him.

Heb. xi. 13. These all died in Faith, not having received the Prooff, and were perfwaded of them, mifes, but having feen them afar and embraced them, and confefled that they were STRANGERS and

PILGRIMS On the Earth.

14. For they that fay fuch Things, declare plainly that they feek a Country (that is, an heavenly) ed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a CITY.

16. Wherefore God is not afham

1 Pet. i. 3. Bleffed be the God and Father of our Lord Jefu Chrift, MERCY, hath begotten us again unto which according to his ABUNDANT a lively Hope, by the Refurrection of Jefus Chrift from the Dead,

4. To an Inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, referved in Heaven for you,

5. Who are kept by the Power of God, through FAITH unto SALVATION, ready to be revealed in the laft Time.

I Cor. ix. 24. Know ye not that they which run in a Race, run all, but one receiveth the PRIZE? So run, that ye may OBTAIN.

25. And every Man that ftriveth for the Maftery, is temperate in all Things Now they do it to obtain a CORRUPTIBLE Crown, but we an




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