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MATT. XI. 14–16.

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VER. 14.

VER. 15. Και ει θέλετε δέξασθαι, αυτός έστιν

ο έχων ώτα ακούειν, άκουέτω. Ηλίας ο μέλλων έρχεσθαι.

He a that hath ears to hear, let him

hear. And a if ye will receive it, bthis is Elias which was for to come.

Who hath ears to hear, let him hear,

Matt.xiii.9. Then shall the righteous a And they, whether they will hear, shine forth as the sun in the kingdom or whether they will forbear, (for they of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, are a rebellious house,) yet shall know let him hear, 43. And he said unto. that there hath been a prophet among them, He that hath ears to hear, let them, Ezek, ii.5. Moreover he said un- him hear, Mark iv. 9. If any man to me, Son of man, all my words that I have ears to hear, let him hear, 23. If shall speak unto thee receive in thine any man have ears to hear, let him heart, and hear with thine ears. And hear, vii. 16. And other fell on good go, get thee to them of the captivity, ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit unto the children of thy people, and an hundred-fold. And when he had speak unto them, and tell them, Thus said these things, he cried, He that saith the Lord God; whether they hath ears to hear, let him hear, Luke will hear, or whether they will for- viii. 8. He that hath an ear, let him bear, iii. 10, 11. I have yet many hear what the Spirit saith unto the things to say unto you, but ye cannot churches; To him that overcometh bear them now, John xvi. 12. I have will I give to eat of the tree of life, fed you with milk, and not with meat: which is in the midst of the paradise for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, of God, Rev. ii. 7. He that hath an neither yet now are yeable, 1 Cor.iii.2. ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith

b And his disciples asked him, say unto the churches ; He that overcometh ing, Why then say the Scribes that shall not be hurt of the second death, Elias must first come? And Jesus 11. He that hath an ear, let him hear answered and said unto them, Elias what the Spirit saith unto the churches. truly shall first come, and restore all To him that overcometh will I give to things. But I say unto you, That eat of the hidden manna, and will give Elias is come already, and they knew him a white stone, and in the stone'a him not, but have done unto him what- | new name written, which no man soever they listed. Likewise shall also knoweth saving he that receiveth it. the Son of man suffer of them. Then 17. He that hath an ear, let him hear the disciples understood that he spake what the Spirit saith unto the churches, unto them of John the Baptist, Matt. 29. He that hath an ear, let him hear xvii. 10---13. Behold, I will send you what the Spirit saith unto the churches, Elijah the prophet before the coming of iii. 6. He that hath an ear, let him the great and dreadfulday of the LORD: hear what the Spirit saith unto the Mal.iv. 5.' And they asked his say- churches, 13. He that hath an ear, let ing, Why say the Scribes that Elias him hear what the Spirit saith unto must first come? And he answered the churches, 22. and told them, Elias verily cometh

VER. 16. first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, ομοία έστι παιδαρίοις εν αγοραίς, καθημέ

Τίνι δε ομοιώσω την γενεάν ταύτην ; ; that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought. But I say unto you,

νοις, και προσφωνούσι τους εταίροις αυτών, That Elias is indeed come, and they

But, a whereunto! shall I liken b this have done unto him whatsoever they generation? It is like unto children listed, as it is written of him, Mark sitting in the markets, and calling unto ix. 11–13. And he shall go before their fellows, him in the spirit and power of Elias, a What thing shall I take to witness to turn the hearts of the fathers to the for thee? what thing shall I liken to children, and the disobedient to the thee, O daughter of Jerusalem? what wisdom of the just; to make ready a shall I equal to thee, that I may compeople prepared for the Lord, Luke fort thee, o virgin daughter of Zion ?

for thy breach is great like the sea :

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i. 17.

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MATT. XI. 16-19.

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who can heal thee? Lam. ii. 13. And I was locusts and wild honey, Matt.iii.4. he said, Whereunto shall we liken For he shall be great in the sight of the kingdom of God? or with what the Lord, and shall drink neither wine comparison shall we compare it? Mark nor strong drink; and he shall be iv.30. Then said he, Unto what is the filled with the Holy Ghost, even from kingdom of God like? and whereunto his mother's womb, Luke i. 15. shall I resemble it? Luke xiii. 18. b It is enough for the disciple that

bo generation of vipers, how can he be as his master, and the servant ye, being evil, speak good things? for as his lord. If they have called the out of the abundance of the heart the master of the house Beelzebub, how mouth speaketh, Matt. xii. 34. Verily much more shall they call them of his I say unto you, All these things shall household ? Matt. x. 25. Then Jehu come upon this generation, xxiii. 36. came forth to the servants of his Verily I say unto you, this generation lord: one said unto him, Is all well? shall not pass, till all these things be wherefore came this mad fellow to fulfilled, xxiv. 34.

thee? And he said unto them, Ye c And the Lord said, Whereunto know the man, and his communithen shall I liken the men of this ge- cation, 2 Kings ix. 11. The LORD hath neration and to what are they like? made thee priest in the stead of JeThey are like unto children sitting in hoiada the priest, that ye should be the market-place, and calling one to officers in the house of the LORD, for another, and saying, We have piped every man that is mad, and maketh anto you, and ye have not danced ; we himself a prophet, that thou shouldest have mourned to you, and ye have not put him in prison, and in the stocks, wept. For John the Baptist came nei- | Jer. xxix. 26. The days of visitation ther eating bread nor drinking wine ; are come, the days of recompence are and ye say, He hath a devil. The Son come ; Israel shall know it: the of man is come eating and drinking ; prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, mad, for the multitude of thine ini. and a winebibber, a friend of pub- quity, and the great hatred, Hos.ix.7. licans and sinners! But wisdom is The people answered and said, Thou justified of all her children, Luke vii. hast a devil : who goeth about to 31-35.

kill thee? John vii. 20. Then answerVER. 17.

ed the Jews, and said unto him, Say Και λέγουσιν· Ηλήσαμεν υμίν, και ουκ

we not well that thou art à Samawpxho ao Je {Opnýho ajev ipiño, xai oús ritan, and hast a devil? viii. 48. And éxó Laots.

many of them said, He hath a devil, And saying, a We have piped unto you, And as he thus spake for himself,

and is mad; why hear ye him ? x. 20. and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.

Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, a And Jesus said unto them, Can the doth make thee mad, Acts xxvi. 24.

thou art beside thyself; much learning children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with

VER. 19. them? but the days will come, when "Ηλθεν ο υιός του ανθρώπου εσθίων, και the bridegroom shall be taken from | σίνων» και λέγουσιν· 'Ιδού, άνθρωπος φάγος them, and then shall they fast, Matt. xai divonórns, Tedavãy piãoç xal åpagix. 15. And when Jesus came into the τωλών και εδικαιώθη η σοφία από τών ruler's house, and saw the minstrels réuvwy autñc. and the people making a noise, 23. The Son of man came eating and VER. 18.

drinking, and they say, Behold a man "Habe gåp Imárms jahte la Sío, fahre gluttonous, and a winebibber, ba friend σίνων και λέγουσι Δαιμόνιον έχει. of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is

For a John came neither eating nor justified of her children. drinking, and they say, b He huth a a And Levi made him a great feast devil,

in his own house : and there was a a And the same John had his rai- great company of publicans and of ment of camel's hair, and a leathern others that sat down with them. But girdle about his loins; and his meat their Scribes and Pharisees murmured

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MATT. XI. 19, 20.

A. D. 31. against his disciples, saying, Why do | Unto me, who am less than the least ye eat and drink with publicans and of all saints, is this grace given, that sinners ? Luke v. 29, 30. The Son of I should preach among the Gentiles man is come eating and drinking; and the unsearchable riches of Christ; ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and And to make all men see what is the a winebibber, a friend of publicans fellowship of the mystery, which from and sinners ! And one of the Phari- the beginning of the world hath been sees desired him that he would eat hid in God, who created all things by with him. And he went into the Pha- | Jesus christ : To the intent that now risee's house, and sat down to meat, unto the principalities and powers in vii. 34. 36. And it came to pass, as heavenly places might be known by he went into the house of one of the the church the manifold wisdom of chief Pharisees to eat bread on the God, Eph. iii. 8—10. And I beheld, sabbath-day, that they watched him, and I heard the voice of many angels xiv. 1. There they made him a sup- round about the throne and the beasts per; and Martha served: but Lazarus and the elders: and the number of them was one of them that sat at the table was ten thousand times ten thousand, with him, John xii. 2. Let every one

and thousands of thousands; Saying of us please his neighbour for good to with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb edification, Rom. xv. 2.

that was slain to receive power, and b And it came to pass, as Jesus sat riches, and wisdom, and strength, and at meat in the house, behold, many honour, and glory, and blessing. And publicans and sinners came and sat every creature which is in heaven, down with him and his disciples. And and on the earth, and under the earth, when the Pharisees saw it, they said and such as are in the sea, and all unto his disciples, Why eateth your that are in them, heard I saying, Master with publicans and sinners ? Blessing, and honour, and glory, and Matt. ix. 10, 11. And the Pharisees power, be unto him that sitteth upon and Scribes murmured, saying, This the throne, and unto the Lamb for man receiveth sinners, and eateth with ever and ever. And the four beasts' them. And he spake this parable unto said, Amen. And the four and twenty them, saying, Luke xv. 2,3. And when elders fell down and worshipped him they saw it, they all murmured, say that liveth for ever and ever, Rev. ing, That he was gone to be guest with v. 11–14. Saying, Amen : Blessing, a man that is a sinner, xix. 7. and glory, and wisdom, and thanks

And all the people that heard him, giving, and honour, and power, and and the publicans, justified God, being might, be unto our God for ever and baptized with the baptism of John, ever. Amen, vii. 12. Luke vii. 29. But wisdom is justi

VER. 20. fied of all her children, 35. But unto them which are called, both Jews and | εγένοντο αι πλείσται δυνάμεις αυτού, ότι

Τότε ήρξατο ονειδίζειν τας πόλεις εν αις Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the

ου μετενόησαν: foolishness of God is wiser than men;

Then a began he to upbraid the cities and the weakness of God is stronger done, b because they repented not :

wherein most of his mighty works were than men.

For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise a But my people would not hearken men after the flesh; not many mighty, to my voice; and Israel would none not many noble, are called : But God of me. So I gave them up unto their hath chosen the foolish things of the own heart's lust: and they walked world to confound the wise ; and God in their own counsels.' Oh that my hath chosen the weak things of the people had hearkened unto me, and world to confound the things which Israel had walked in my ways! Ps. are mighty; And base things of the lxxxi. 11-13. Hear, O heavens, and world, and things which are despised, give ear, O'earth : for the LORD hath hath God chosen, yea, and things spoken, I have nourished and brought which are not, to bring to nought up children, and they have rebelled things that are : That no flesh should against me. The ox knoweth his glory in his presence, 1 Cor. i. 24–29. I owner, and the ass his master's crib:

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MATT. XI. 20, 21.

A. D. 31. but Israel doth not know, my people to thee, Bethsaida ! b for if the mighty doth not consider. Ah sinful nation, works, which were done in you, had been a people laden with iniquity, a seed done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have of evil-doers, children that are cor- C repented long ago in suckcloth and rupters: they have forsaken the LORD, ashes., they have provoked the Holy One of a Woe unto the world because of Israel unto anger, they are gone offences! for it must needs be that away, backward. Why should ye be offences come; but woe to that man stricken any more? ye will revolt by whom the offence cometh! Matt. more and more: the whole head is xviii. 7. The Son of man goeth as it sick, and the whole heart faint, Isa. i. is written of him: but woe unto that 2-5. Hear ye now what the LORD

man by whom the Son of man is besaith; Arise, contend thou before the trayed ! it had been good for that man mountains, and let the hills. hear thy if he had not been born, xxvi. 24. Woe voice. Hear ye, O mountains, the unto them! for they have gone in the Lord's controversy, and ye strong way of Cain, and ran greedily after foundations of the earth : for the LORD the error of Balaam for reward, and hath a controversy with his people, perished in the gainsaying of Core, and he will plead with Israel. O my Jude 11. people, what have I done unto thee? b The men of Nineveh shall rise in and wherein have I wearied thee? judgment with this generation, and testify against me. For I brought shall condemn it: because they rethee up out of the land of Egypt, and pented at the preaching of Jonas ; redeemed thee out of the house of and, behold, a greater than Jonas is servants; and I sent before thee Mo- here. The queen of the south shall ses, Aaron, and Miriam. O my peo- rise up in the judgment with this geneple, remember now what Balak king ration; and shall condemn it : for she of Moab consulted, and what Balaam came from the uttermost parts of the the son of Beor answered him from earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye may and, behold, a greater than Solomon is know the righteousness of the LORD, here, Matt. xii. 41, 42. Not to many Mic. vi. 1-5. He answereth him, people of a strange speech and of an and saith, O faithless generation, how hard language, whose words thou canst long shall I be with you? how long not understand. Surely, had I sent shall I suffer you bring him unto thee to them, they would have hear

Mark ix. 19. Afterward he ap- kened unto thee. But the house of peared unto the eleven as they sat Israel will not hearken unto thee; for at meat, and upbraided them with they will not hearken unto me : for their unbelief and hardness of heart, all the house of Israel are impudent because they believed not them which and hardhearted, Ezek. iii. 6,7. And had seen him after he was risen, xvi. And the next sabbath day came almost 14.

any of you lack wisdom, let the whole city together to hear the him ask of God, that giveth to all word of God. But when the Jews men liberally, and upbraideth not; saw the multitudes, they were filled and it shall be given him, Jam. i.5. with envy, and spake against those

b The men of Nineveh shall rise in things which were spoken by Paul, judgment with this generation, and contradicting and blaspheming. Then shall condemn it: because they re- Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and pented at the preaching of Jonas; and, said, It was necessary that the word behold, a greater than Jonas is here, of God should first have been spoken Matt. xii. 41. See also on clause 1. to you: but seeing ye put it from you, ver. 2. ch. iii.

and judge yourselves unworthy of VER. 21.

everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gen

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the earth. And when the Gentiles Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe un- heard this, they were glad, and glori



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MATT. XI. 21, 22.

A. D.31. fied the word of the Lord : and as be more tolerable for the land of Sodom many as were ordained to eternal life in the day of judgment, than for thee, believed, Acts xiii. 44–48. And Matt. xi. 24. But it shall be more when they agreed not among them- tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the selves, they departed, after that Paul judgment than for you, Luke x. 14. had spoken one word, Well spake the And that servant, which knew his Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet Lord's will, and prepared not himself, unto our fathers, Saying, Go unto this neither did according to his will, shall people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, be beaten with many stripes. But be and shall not understand; and seeing that knew not, and did commit things ye shall see, and not perceive : for worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with the heart of this people is waxed few stripes. For unto whomsoever gross, and their ears are dull of hear much is given, of him shall much be ing, and their eyes have they closed; required and to whom men have lest they should see with their eyes, committed much, of him they will ask and hear with their ears, and under the more, xii. 47, 48. How shall we stand with their heart, and should escape, if we neglect so great salvabe converted, and I should heal them. tion; which at the first began to be spo. Be it known therefore unto you, that ken by the Lord, and was confirmed the salvation of God is sent unto the unto us by them that heard him, Heb. Gentiles, and that they will hear it, ii. 3. For it is impossible for those who Xxviii. 25---28.

were once enlightened, and have tasted c Wherefore I abhor myself, and of the heavenly gift, and were made repent in dust and ashes, Job xlii

. 6. partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have So the people of Nineveh believed tasted the good word of God, and the God, and proclaimed a fast, and put powers of the world to come, If they on sackcloth, from the greatest of them shall fall away, to renew them again even to the least of them. For word unto repentance; seeing they cr

crucify came unto the king of Nineveh, and to themselves the Son of God afresh, he arose from bis throne, and he laid and put him to an open shame. For his robe from him, and covered him the earth which drinketh in the rain with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth And be caused it to be proclaimed forth herbs meet for them by whom and published through Nineveh by it is dressed, receiveth blessing from the decree of the king and his nobles, God : But that which beareth thorns saying, Let neither man nor beast, and briars is rejected, and is nigh unherd nor flock, taste any thing: let to cursing; whose end is to be burned, them not feed nor drink water : But vi. 4–8. For if we sin wilfully after let man and beast be covered with that we have received the knowledge sackcloth, and cry mightily unto of the truth, there remaineth no more God : yea, let them turn every one sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful from his evil way, and from the looking for of judgment and fiery indigviolence that is in their hands. Who nation, which shall devour the advercan tell if God will turn and repent, saries. He that despised Moses' law and turn away from his fierce anger, died without mercy under two or three that we perish not? And God saw witnesses : Of how much sorer putheir works, that they turned from nishment, suppose ye, shall he be their evil way; and God repented thought worthy, who hath trodden of the evil, that he had said that he under foot the Son of God, and hath would do unto them; and he did it counted the blood of the covenant; not, Jon. iii. 5—10,

wherewith he was sanctified, an unVER. 22.

holy thing, and hath done despite unTtano aéyw ipīr. Túpw sai Erdāv åvex- him that hath said, Vengeance be

to the Spirit of grace? for we know τότερον έσται εν ημέρα κρίσεως ή υμίν

longeth unto me, I will recompense, But I

you, a It shall be more saith the Lord. And again, The Lord tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the shall judge his people. It is a fearful day of judgment, than for you.

thing to fall into the hands of the a But I say unto you, That it shall / living God, x. 26–31.



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