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fend one of these 8 little ones which believe in me it were better for him that a mill-ftone were hanged bout his neck, and that he were drowned in the dept of the sea. ?: | Wo u.ito the World because of of fences: for it must needs be that offences come: be

to that man by whom the offence cometh. Wherefore if thy k hand or thy foot offend thee, a them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for the to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than havin two hands or tivo feet, to be cast into everlasting for 9. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and ca it froin thee: it is better for thee to enter into li with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be ca into hell-fire. Take heed that ye defpife not o of these little ones: for I fay into you, that in he ven their ' Angels do always m behold the face of my ther which is in heaven.

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thousand stood before him. be also Herelies among you, that # Zech. 13. 7. I will turn mi they which are approved may be hand upon the little ones. Mac. made manifest among you.

11. The Devil leaveth him, a it Mat. 26. 24. Wo unto that 10 behold, Angels came and minista man by whom the Son of man is unto him. Luk. 22. 43. The betrayed'; it had been good for appeared an Angel unto him fro that man, if he had not been Heaven, strengthning him. the born.

1. 14. Are they not all ministri k * See on Mat. 5. 29.

Is Spirits, fent forth to minister 1+ Pf. 34. 7. The Angel of the them, who shall be Heirs of SX : Lord encampeth round about them vation ? that fear hiin, and delivereth them. in : Esth. 1. 14. –The feve • King. 6. 16. He (Elisha) anfwer. Princes of Persia and Media, which cd, Fear not : for they that be with 20 saw the King's Face, and which as, are more than they that be with the firft in the Kingdom. Luk. them. Gen 32. 1, 2. Jacob went 19. I am Gabriel which on his Way, and the Angels of God the Presence of God. Rev. 8. 2 met him. And when Jacob faw I faw leven Angels which food be them, he said, This is God's Hoft. 25 fare God. Pf. 91. II. He shall give his An. n * Luk. 19. 10. The Son of gels charge over thee to keep thee man is come to seek and to fax in all thy Ways. | Pf. 103. 20. that which is lodt

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man have an hundred 2 sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and ath into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone ray? 13. And if so be that he find it, verily I say ito you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep than of the nety and nine which went not astray. 14. Even so it is it the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one

these little ones should < perifh. 15. Moreover, if y brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him s fault between thce and him alone: if he fall hear lee, thou haft gained thy brother. 16. But if he will xt hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that

the mouth of two or three witnesses every word y be established. 17. And if he shall negle&t to hear em, tell it unto the church: but if he negle& to hear e church, let him be unto thee as an : heathen man

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your Law, that the Testimony of tis is a faithful Saying, and wor two Men is true. 2 Cor. 13. 1.

5 of all acceptation, that Christ In the mouth of two or three Witus came into the World to save nesses shall every Word be estaTiners.

blished. * Heb. 10. 28. He that * Luk. 15.4.

What man of despised Moses Law, died without u having an bundred Sheep, if he 10 Mercy under two or three Wit. se one of them, doth not leave nesses. ¢ Ninety and nine in the Wil. 8 + Rom. 16. 17. Now I beseech Inefs, and go after that which you, Brethren, mark them which loft, until he find it ? Jer. 50. 6. cause Divisions and Offences, conу People hath

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Epistle, not to company with ForJoh. 10. 28. I give unto them nicators. But now I have writren ernal Life, and they shall never unto you, not to keep Company, if arib, neither shall any pluck them ny man that is called a Brother, be it of my Hand.

Fornicator, or covetous, d* Ley. 19. 17. † Ecclesiasti an Idolater, or Railer, or a DrunkUS 19. 13. See on Luk. 17. 3.

ard, or an Extortioner, with such e +Jam. 5. 20. ; 1 Pet. 3. 1. See an one, no not to eat. 2 Cor. 6. a Rom. 11. 14:

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14. -What fellow hip bath RighteDeut. 17. 6. At the mouth of ousness with Unrighteousness? mo. Witnesses, or three Witnesses, and what communion hath Light hall be that is worthy of Death, with Darkness ? Eph. s. II. Have je put to Death; but at the mouthzono fellowship with the unfruire fone Witnels, he shall not

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19. Again I say unto you, that if two of you fhall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall * be done for them of my father which is in heaven. 20. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midft of

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In the Name of our felves from every Brother that Lord Jesus Christ, when ye arę gawalkerb disorderly, and not after thered together, and my Spirit, with the Tradition he received of the Power of our Lord Jesus Chrift, us. If any man' obey not our to deliver such an one unto Saran. Word, note that man, and have |--2 Cor. 2. 10. To whom ye for. * Company with him, that he may give any thing, I forgive allo.-, be afhanied. 2 Tim. 3. 5. Have i: Mat. 5. 24. Leave there thy ing a form of Godliness, but de 10 Gift before the Altar, and go thy nying the Power thereof: from way, forft be reconciled to thy Bro. such turn away. † 2 Joh. ver 10. ther, and then come and offer thy If there come any unto you, and Gifr. bring nor this Doctrine, réceive him k Joh. 9.31 Now we know that noc into your house, neither bid is God heareth not Signers: but if him God speed.

any man be a worshipper of God, h + Mat. 16. 19. I will give un. and drch his Will, him he heareth. to thee the Keys of the Kingdom of Jam. §. 16. The effettual fervent Heaven ; and whatsoever thou Prayer of a righteous man availeth {halt bind on Earth, shall be bound 20 much. t Joh. 3. 22. Whatsoever in Heaven: and whatsoever thou we ask we receive of him, becaufe fhalt loofe on Earth, fhall be looked we keep his Commandments, and in Heaven Joh. 20. 23. Whose. do these things that are pleasing foever Sins ye remit, they are re in his fight. f 1 Johs. 14. This mitted unto them, and whoselieves 25 is the confidence we have in him, Sins ye retain, they are retained. that if we ask any thing accord. Aci. 2. 38. Then Peter 'faid unto ing to his Will, he heareth us. them, Repent and be Baptized every Mat. 28. 20. Lo I am with you one of you in the Name of Jesus

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(1) The Sense of these words feems to be this. Our Lord gives his A posles authority to settle the Terms and Conditions on which Men fuuld be accepted by God. They being infallibly afsifted, were tu inform them, what Duties God required, and what Sins he forbid This Come mifun the Apoftles executed, declaring in the plainest Expressions, that God required, that Men thou d believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, that they should Report and turn from their Sins, and seriously endeavour to obey the Laws of Jesus Chrift, and that unless they complied with these Conditions, they were not to expect Salvation by him. Those who would see more on this Subjeét, may consult Dr. Whitby on the Places here referi'd to.' Allo Lightfoot, &c.

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time them. 21. Then came Peter to him, and faid, Lord, ix. how oft shall my brother fin against me, and I forgive him?

till - seven times ? 22. Jelus faith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times : but until ► seventy times seveil

. 23. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king which would take account of his fervants. 24. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand (1) talents. 25. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26. The fervant therefore fell down, and * worshipped him [Or, befought him], saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. 27. Then the Lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. 28. But the · fame servant went out, and found one of his fellow-servants which owed him an hundred (2) pence: an

and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou oweft. 29. And his fellow-servant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. 30. And he would tot: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. 31. So when his fellow- servants saw. what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord' all that was done. . 32. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou

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S. 8. We, after our Abi. ** Luk. 17. 4. And if he tref lity, have redeemed our Brethren pass againft thee Seven times in a the Jews, which were sold unto Day, and Seven times in a Day turn s the Heathen ; and will you even again to thee, saying, I repent, fel your Brethren? or Dall they thou shalt forgive him.

be sold unto us? * + Mar. 11. 25. Col. 3. 13.

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to the tormenters, till he should pay all that was due unto him. 35. d So likewise shall my heavenly Father do allo unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not everyone his brother their trespasses.

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these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judea, beyond Jordan: 2. And great f multitudes followed him, and he healed them there, 3. The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause ? 4. And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read that he which ! made them at the beginning, made them male and female? 5: And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife : and they twain shall be one flesh. 6. Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. 7. They say unto him 'Why did Moses, then command to give a writing of divorcemeiit

, and to put her away? 8. He faith unto them, Mofes, because of the « hardness of your hearts, suffered you to put away your wives; but from the beginning it was

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the residue of the Spirit: 'and Mar. 1o. I. And he arose wherefore one ? that he mighe from thence, and cometh into the seek a godly Seed: therefore Coats of Judea by the farther side s take heed to your Spirit, and let of Jordan : and the People resort none deal treacherously against the unto him again ; and; as he was

Wife of his youth. wont, he taught them again.

Gen. 2. 24. * Eph. s. 3! ft Max 17.15. - Great Mulii. 1 Cori 1.16. ::: 1 Cor. 7. a. rudes followed him, and he healed so See on Mar. 10.7. them all.

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