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MATT. VI. 32, 33.

A.D. 31. nations of the world seek after: and multitude. Give me now wisdom and your Father knoweth that ye have knowledge, that I may go out and come need of these things, Luke xii. 30. in before this people : for who can This I say therefore, and testify in judge this thy people, that is so great? the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not And God said to Solomon, Because as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity this was in thine heart, and thou hast of their mind, Eph. iv. 17. Not in the not asked riches, wealth, or honour, lust of concupiscence, even as the nor the life of thine enemies, neither Gentiles which know not God, 1 Thes. yet hast asked long life ; but hast iv. 5.

asked wisdom and knowledge for thyb See parallels on two last clauses self, that thou mayest judge my people, ver. 16. ch! v.

over whom I have made thee king : cFor he knoweth our frame ; he re. Wisdom and knowledge is granted membereth that we are dust, Psal. ciii. unto thee; and I will give thee riches, 14. If a son shall ask bread of any of and wealth, and honour, such as none you that is a father, will he give him a of the kings have had that have been stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a before thee, neither shall there any fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall after thee have the like, 2 Chron. ask an egg, will he offer him a scor i. 7-12. And thus did Hezekiah pion? If ye then, being evil, know how throughout all Judah, and wrought to give good gifts unto your children : that which was good and right and how much more shall your heavenly truth before the Lord his God. And Father give the Holy Spirit to them in every work that he began in the that ask him ? Luke xi. 11–13. service of the house of God, and in VER. 33.

the law, and in the commandments, Ζητείτε δε πρώτον την βασιλείας του heart, and prospered, XXX. 20, 21.

to seek his God, he did it with all his EDŪ, xai tro doxadosúvny aútoũ, xaÌ TaĪTA O God, thou art my God; early will πάντα προστεθήσεται υμίν.

I seek thee, Ps. Ixiii. 1. My son, if But a seek ye first b the kingdom of thou wilt receive my words, and hide God, and c his righteousness ; d and all

my commandments with thee; So these things shall be added unto you. that thou incline thine ear unto wis

* And God said unto him, Because dom, and apply thine heart to underthou hast asked this thing, and hast standing; Yea, if thou criest after not asked for thyself long life ; nei- knowledge, and liftest up thy voice ther hast asked riches for thyself, nor for understanding; If thou seekest hast asked the life of thine enemies ; her as silver, and searchest for her as but hast asked for thyself understand for hid treasures ; Then shalt thou ing, to discern judgment; Behold, I understand the fear of the Lord, and have done according to thy words: find the knowledge of God. For the lo, I have given thee a wise and un LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth derstanding heart; so that there was cometh

knowledge and understanding, none like thee before thee, neither He layeth up sound wisdom for the after thee shall any arise like unto righteous : he is a buckler to them thee. And I have also given thee that walk uprightly. He keepeth the that which thou hast not asked, both paths of judgment, and preserveth riches and honour: so that there shall the way of his saints. Then shalt not be any among the kings like unto thou understand righteousness, and thee all thy days, 1 Kings iii. 11–13. judgment, and equity; yea, every good In that night did God appear unto path, Prov. ii. 1—9. Honour the Solomon, and said unto him, Ask LORD with thy substance, and with what I shall give thee. And Solomon the first fruits of all thine increase : said unto God, Thou hast shewn great So shall thy barns be filled with plenmercy unto David my father, and ty, and thy presses shall burst out hast made me to reign in his stead. with new wine, iii. 9. 10. I lov Now, O LORD God, let thy promise them that love me, and those that to David my father be established : seek me early shall find me, viii. 17. for thou hast made me king over a With

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soul have I desired thee in people like the dust of the earth in the night ; yea, with my spirit within

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MATT. VI. 33, 34. me will I seek thee early, Isa. xxvi. morrow: bfor the morrow shall take 9.

thought for the things of itself. SuffibSee parallels on last clause of ver. cient unto the day is the evil thereof. 2.chap. iii.

a Give us this day our daily bread, cSee parallels on first clause of ver. Matt. vi. 11. And when they did 20. chap. v.

mete it with an Omer, he that gatherdO fear the LORD, ye his saints : for ed much had nothing over, and he that there is no want to them that fear him. gathered little had no lack; they gaThe young

lions do lack, and suffer thered every man according to his hunger : but they that seek the Lord eating. And Moses said, Let no man shall not want any good thing, Psal. | leave of it till the morning. NotwithIxxiv. 9, 10. The Lord knoweth the standing they hearkened not unto Modays of the upright: and their inheri. ses; but some of them left of it until tance shall be for ever. They shall the morning, and it bred worms, and not be ashamed in the evil time: and stank; and Moses was wroth with in the days of famine they shall be them, Exod. xvi. 18—20. They are new satisfied. I have been young, and now every morning: great is thy faithfulam old; yet have I not seen the righ-ness, Lam. iii. 23. teous forsaken, nor his seed begging b Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; their bread, xxxvii. 18, 19. 25. For and as thy days, so shall thy strength the LORD God is a sun and shield : be, Deut. xxxiii. 25. And it shall be, the LORD will give grace and glory: that thou shalt drink of the brook,and no good thing will he withhold from I have commanded the ravens to feed them that walk uprightly. O LORD of thee there. So he went and did achosts

, blessed is the man that trust- cording to the word of the Lord: for eth in thee, lxxxiv. 11, 12. But he he went and dwelt by the brook Cheshall receive an hundred fold now in rith, that is before Jordan. And the this time, houses, and brethren, and ravens brought him bread and flesh in sisters, and mothers, and children, the morning, and bread and flesh in and lands with persecutions; and in the evening; and he drank of the the world to come eternal life, Mark brook, 1 Kings xvii. 4–6. For thus I. 30. And he said unto them, Ve- / saith the LORD God of Israel, The nily I say unto you, There is no man barrel of meal shall not waste, neithat hath left house, or parents, or ther shall the cruse of oil fail, until brethren, or wife, or children, for the day that the LORD sendeth rain the kingdom of God's sake, who shall upon the earth. And she went, and not receive manifold more in this pre- did according to the saying of Elijah : sent time, and in the world to come and she, and he, and her house, did life everlasting, Luke xviii. 29, 30. eat many days. And the barrel of What shall we then say to these things? meal wasted ňot, neither did the cruse If God be for us, who can be against of oil fail, according to the word of us? He that spared not his own Son, the LORD, which he spake by Elijah, but delivered him up for us all, how 14–16. Then Elisha said, 'Hear ye shall he not with him also freely give the word of the LORD; thus saith the us all things? Rom. viii. 31,32. Whe- LORD, To-morrow about this time ther Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a the world, or life, or death, or things shekel, and two measures of barley present, or things to come; all are for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria. yours, 1 Cor. iii. 22. For bodily ex- Then a lord on whose hand the king ercise profiteth little: but godliness is leaned answered the man of God, profitable unto all things, having pro- and said, Behold, if the Lord would mise of the life that now is, and of make windows in heaven, might this that which is to come, 1 Tim. iv. 8. thing be? And he said, Behold, thou VER. 34.

shalt see it with thine eyes, but Μή ούν μεριμνήσητε εις την αύριον | Give us day by day our daily bread,

shalt not eat thereof, 2 Kings vii. 2. γαρ αύριον μεριμνήσει τα εαυτής. Αρκετών Luke xi. 3. τη ημέρα ή κακία αυτής.

c Peace I leave with you, my peace Take therefore a no thought for the I give unto you : not as the worldl

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MATT. VII. 1, 2.

A. D. 31. giveth, give I unto you. Let not your, whosoever thou art that judgest : for heart be troubled, neither let it be wherein thou judgest another, thou afraid, John xiv. 27. These things I condemnest thyself ; for thou that have spoken unto you, that in me ye udgest doest the same things. But might have peace. In the world ye we are sure that the judgment of God sball have tribulation : but be of good is according to truth against them

I have overcome the world, which commit such things, Rom. ii. 1, xvi. 33. Confirming the souls of the 2. Let not him that eateth despise him disciples, and exhorting them to con that eateth not; and let not him which tinue in the faith, and that we must eateth not judge him that eateth : for through much tribulation enter into God hath received him. Who art thou the kingdom of God, Acts xiv. 22. that judgest another man's servant? That no man should be moved by these to his own master he standeth or fallafflictions : for yourselves know that eth. Yea, he shall be holden up; for we are appointed thereunto. For ve- God is able to make him stand, Rom. rily, when we were with you, we told xiv. 3, 4. But why dost thou judge you before that we should suffer tri- thy brother? or why dost thou set at bulation ; even as it came to pass, and nought thy brother for we shall all ye know, 1 Thes. iii. 3, 4.

stand before the judgment-seat of

Christ. For it is written, As I live,
CHAP. VII. VER. 1.

saith the Lord, every kņee shall bow Μή κρίνετε, ίνα μη κριθήτε.

to me, and every tongue shall confess a Judge not, that ye be not judged. to God. So then every one of us shall a Hear the word of the Lord, ye give account of himself to God. Let that tremble at his word ; Your bre

us not therefore judge one another any thren that hated you, that cast you

more: but judge this rather, that no out for my name's sake, said, Let the

man put a stumbling-block or an ocLord be glorified : but he shall ap

casion to fall in his brother's way,

10–13. But with me it is a very pear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed; Isa. Ixvi. 5. Thou also, small thing that I should be judged of which hast judged thy sisters, bear you, or of man's judgment : yea, I thine own shame for thy sins that thou judge not mine own self. For I know hast committed more abominable than nothing by myself; yet am I not herethey: they are more righteous than by justified; but he that judgeth me thou : yea, be thou confounded also, is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing and bear thy shame, in that thou hast before the time, until the Lord come, justified thy sisters. When I shall who both will bring to light the hidden bring again their captivity, the

things of darkness, and will make

captivity of Sodom and her daughters, manifest the counsels of the hearts : and the captivity of Samaria and her and then shall every man have praise daughters, then will I bring again the of God, 1 Cor.iv. 3—5. My brethren, captivity of thy captives in the midst be not many masters, knowing that of them: That thou mayest bear thine

we shall receive the greater condem-. own shame, and mayest be confound-nation, Jam. iii. 1. Speak not evil ed in all that thou hast done, in that

one of another, brethren. He that thou art a comfort unto them. When speaketh evil of his brother, and judge thy sisters, Sodom and her daughters,

eth his brother, speaketh evil of the shall return to their former estate,

law, and judgeth the law: but if thou and Samaria and her daughters shall judge the law, thou art not a doer of return to their former estate, then the law, but a judge. There is one thou and thy daughters shall return to lawgiver, who is able to save and to your former estate. For thy sister destroy : Who art thou that judgest Sodom. was not mentioned by thy another? iv. 11, 12. mouth in the day of thy pride, Ezek.

VER. 2. xvi. 52–56. Judge not, and ye shall 'Εν ώ γαρ κρίματι κρίνετε, κριθήσεσθε. not be judged: condemn not, and ye xai Ēv @ pérgio uletęETTE, årtierpnShoeshall not be condemned: forgive, and ται υμίν. ye shall be forgiven, Luke vii 37. For a with what judgment ye judge, Therefore thou art inexcusable, Oman, 1 ye shall be judged : and with what mea

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MATT. VII. 2, 3.

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VER. 3. again. a And Adoni-bezek said, Threescore

Τί δε βλέπεις το κάρφος το εν τω οφθαλ. and ten kings, having their thumbs rem toù åden po pov, riv dè év tom om opand their great toes cut off, gathered

θαλμώ δοκών ου κατανοείς και ; their ment under my table : as I have And a why beholdest thou the mote that done, so God hath requited me. And is in thy brother's eye, b but considerest they brought him to Jerusalem, and not the beam that is in thine own eye ? there he died, Judg. i. 7. With the a And why beholdest thou the mote merciful, thou wilt shew thyself mer- that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivciful ; with an upright man thou wilt est not the beam that is in thine own shew thyself upright; with the pure eye? Either how canst thou say to thou wilt shew thyself

pure; and with thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the froward thou wilt shew thyself the mote that is in thine eye, when froward, Ps. xviii. 25,26. Remember, thou thyself beholdest not the beam O LOPD, the children of Edom in the that is in thine own eye? Thou hypoday of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, crite, cast out first the beam out of Rase it, even to the foundations there- thine own eye, and then shalt thou see of. O daughter of Babylon, who art to clearly to pull out the mote that is in be destroyed ; happy shall he be, that thy brother's eye, Luke vi. 41, 42. rewardeth thee as thou hast served us, The Pharisee stood and prayed thus cxxxvii. 7,8. And I will render unto with himself, God, I thank thee, that Babylon, and to all the inhabitants of I am not as other men ure, extortionChaldea all their evil that they have ers, unjust, adulterers, or even as this done in Zion, in your sight, saith the Publican, xviii. 11. LORD, Jer. li. 24. For the day of the b And David's anger was greatly Lord is near upon all the heathen; as kindled against the man, and he said thou hast done, it shall be done unto to Nathan, As the Lord liveth, the man thee : thy reward shall return upon that hath done this thing shall surely thine own head, Obad. 15. And he die; And he shall restore the lamb saith unto them, Take heed what ye fourfold, because he did this thing, hear : With what measure ye mete, it and because he had no pity, 2 Sam. shall be measured to you: and unto xii. 5, 6. But a prophet of the LORD you that hear shall more be given, was there, whose name was Oded : Mark iv. 24. Give, and it shall be and he went out before the host that given unto you: good measure, press. came to Samaria, and said unto them, ed down, and shaken together, and Behold, because the LORD God of running over, shall men give into your your fathers was wroth with Judah, bosom. For with the same measure he hath delivered them into your hand, that ye mete withal it shall be mea and ye have slain them in a rage, that sured to you again, Luke vi. 38. But reacheth up unto heaven. And now this I say, He which soweth sparingly ye purpose to keep under the children shall reap also sparingly ; and he of Judah and Jerusalem for bondmen which soweth bountifully shall reap and bondwomen unto you: but are also bountifully, 2 Cor. ix. 6. Seeing there not with you, even with you, sins it is a righteous thing with God to re. against the LORD your God ? 2 Chr. compense tribulation to them that trou. xxviii. 9, 10. But unto the wicked ble you : And to you who are troubled God saith, What hast thou to do to rest with us, when the Lord Jesus declare my statutes, or that thou shall be revealed from heaven with shouldest take my covenant in thy his mighty angels, 2 Thes. i. 6,7. For mouth? Seeing thou hatest instruche shall have judgment without mer- tion, and castest my words behind cy, that bath shewed no mercy; and thee. When thou sawest a thief, then mercy rejoiceth against judgment, thou consentedst with him, and hast Jam. ii. 13. Reward her even as she been partaker with adulterers. Thou rewarded you, and double unto her givest thy mouth to evil, and thy double according to her works : in the tongue frameth deceit. Thou sittest cup which she hath filled fill to her and speakest against thy brother; double, Rev. xviii. 6.

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MATT. VII. 3-6.

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son. These things hast thou done, and vation; and uphold me with thy free I kept silence ; thou thoughtest that Spirit. Then will I teach transgressors I was altogether such an one as thy- thy ways; and sinners shall be conself : but I will reprove thee, and set verted unto thee, Ps. li. 9—13. And them in order before thine eyes, Ps. 1. he said unto them, Ye will surely say 16–21. So when they continued ask unto me this proverb, Physician, heal ing him, he lifted up himself, and said thyself : whatsoever we have heard unto them, He that is without sin done in Capernaum, do also here in among you, let him first cast a stone thy country, Luke iv. 23. Either how at her. And again he stooped down, canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, and wrote on the ground. And they let me pull out the mote that is in which heard it, being convicted by thine eye, when thou thyself beholdtheir own conscience, went out one by est not the beam that is in thine own one, beginning at the eldest, even unto eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the last : and Jesus was left alone, the beam out of thine own eye, and and the woman standing in the midst, then shalt thou see clearly to pull cut John viii. 7–9. Thou therefore which the mote that is in thy brother's eye, teachest another, teachest thou not vi. 42. And the evil spirit answered thyself? thou that preachest a man and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I should not steal, dost thou steal ? Thou know; but who are ye? Acts xix. 15. that sayest a man should not commit

VER. 6. adultery, dost thou commit adultery? Thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou

Μη δώτε το άγιον τοϊς κυσί, μηδε βάcommit sacrilege? Thou that makest | λητε τους μαργαρίτας υμών έμπροσθεν thy boast of the law, through break. | των χοίρων" μήποτε καταπατήσωσιν αυing the law dishonourest thou God ? τους εν τοις ποσίν αυτών, και στραφέντες For the name of God is blasphemed pñtwow inãs. among the Gentiles through you, as Give not a that which is holy unto the it is written, Rom. ii. 21—24. Bre- dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before thren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, swine, lest they trample them under their ye which are spiritual, restore such an feet, band turn again and rend you. one in the spirit of meekness; con a But he answered and said, It is sidering thyself, lest thou also be not meet to take the children's bread, tempted, Gal. vi. 1.

and to cast it to dogs, Matt. xv. 26. VER. 4.

He that reproveth a scorner getteth "H Twç igers to åden po sov. "Apes éxßá- to himself shame : and he that reλω το κάφρος από του οφθαλμού σου και buketh a wicked man getteth himself a ιδού η δοκός εν τω οφθαλμώ σου;

blot. Reprove not a scorner, lest he Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, hate thee: Rebuke a wise

man,

and Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye ; he will love thee, Prov. ix. 7,8. Speak and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? not in the ears of a fool : for he will VER. 5.

despise the wisdom of thy words, Υποκριτά, έκβαλε πρώτον την δοκών έκ | xxiii. 9. As a dog returneth to his του οφθαλμού σου, και τότε διαβλέψεις | vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly, εμβαλείν το κάρφος εκ του οφθαλμού του | xxvi. 11. But when the Jews saw αδελφού σου.

the multitudes, they were filled with a Thou hypocrite, bfirst cust out the beam envy, and spake against those things out of thine own eye ; and then shalt which were spoken by Paul, contrathou see clearly to cast out the mote out dicting and blaspheming. Then Paul of thy brother's eye.

and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, a See parallels on clause 2, ver. 2. It was necessary that the word of chap. vi.

God should first have been spoken to b Hide thy face from my sins, and you : but seeing ye put it from you, blot out all mine iniquities. Create and judgeyourselves unworthy of everin me a clean heart, O God; and re- lasting life, lo, we turn to the Gennew'a right spirit within me. Cast tiles. For so hath the Lord commanded me not away from thy presence; and us, saying, I have set thee to be a light take not thy Holy Spirit from me. of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest Restore unto me the joy of thy sal- I be for salvation to the ends of the

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