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hundred-fold, a now in this time, houses, and brethren fifters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with perf ons; and in the World to come eternal life. 31. But that are ► first, shall be laft: and the last, first. 32. they were in the way going up to Jerusalem : and went before them; and they were amazed, and as they lowed, they were afraid. And he took again the twe and began to tell them what thing should happen unto } 33. Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son man thall be delivered unto the chief Priests, and unto Scribes : and they shall condemî him to death, and shall

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a Mat. 6. 33. Seek ye first the Luk. 13 39. The same kind Kingdom of God, and his Righ- proverbiaSaying. Mat. 8. 11, 12 teousness, and all these things shall Many shall come from the Eaji be added unto you.

I Tim. 4. 8. and West, and shall sit down wit Godliness is profitable unto all 5 Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, in th Things, having the Promise of the Kingdom of Heaven. But the Life that now is, and of that which Children of the Kingdom shall be is to

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7. giveth us richly all things to en 29, 30. All the People that heard joy. 1 Tim. 6.6. Godliness with 10 him, and the Publicans justified God, Contentment is great Gain. Pfal. being baptized with the Baptism of 37. 16. A little that the Righteous John. But the Pharisees and Lawhach, is better than the Riches of yers rejected the Counsel of God amany Wicked. Job 42. 17. --The gainst themselves, being not bapLord gave Job twice as much as he 15 tized of him.

A&t. 13. 46. Paul had before. Isa. 61.7. For your and Barnabas waxed bold, and faid, Shame you shall have double, and It was necessary that the Word of for Confusion they shall rejoice in God should first have been spoken their Portion : therefore in their unto you: but seeing you put it Land they hall possess the double : 20 from you, and judge your felves everlasting Joy 'hall be

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we turn to the Gentiles. b * Mat. 19. 30. Mat. 20. 16. C * See on Mat, 16. 21.

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They fall be more happy in the present Life, than they could have been if they had denied Christ, and kept that which they parted with, besides the more abundant Happiness they shall be made partakers of in the World to come. Some understand this Promise to have relation not only to spiritual good Things, but likewise to Temporal, and that the Sense of it is, that they shall find men more affectionate towards them, who will love them better, take more Care of them, administer more Help and Comfort to them, than they would receive even from an fundred Brethren, Sisters, &c. Persecutions are not a Part of this Promile, but Christians even in the midst of them shall have the Joys of gord Conscience, the Comforts of the Holy Spirit, and a sense of God's Favour, wh'ch are more valuable Bleslings an Hundred times over than the worldly

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him: and the third day he shall rise again. 35. And

James and John the fons of Zebedee come unto him, saying, Master,we would that thou shouldst do for us whatsoever we shall desire. 36. And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you? 37. They said unto him,Grant unto us that we may fit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory. 38. But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask?can yef drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with ? 39. And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, - Ye fhall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal, shall ye' be baptized : 40. But to fit on my right hand and on my left hand, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is n prepared. 41. And when the i ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John. 42. But Jesus called them to him, and faith unto them, k Ye know that they which * are accounted [Or, think good] to rule over the Gentiles, exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. 43. But fo fhall it not be among you : but

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Sufferings, so fhall ye be also of Pfal. 45. 9. – Upon thy right the Consolation, Hand did stand the Queen in Gold Efdr. 2. 13. Go, and ye shall of Ophir. Heb. 12. 2. (Jesus) is receive : pray for few days unto fet down at the right Hand of the you, that they may be shortned :

the Kingdom is already prepared for See on Mat. 20. 22. 3 A&. 12. 2. He killed James the Mat. 20. 24. When the Ten Erother of John with the Sword. heard it, they were moved with inRev. 1. 9. Í John, who also am dignation against the two Bre. your Brother and Companion in Tri, 15

thren. bulation, and in the Kingdom and k * Luk. 22. 25. He said unto Patience of Jesus Christ, was in them, the Kings of the Gentiles ex. the ine which is called Patmos, for ercise Lord/hip over them; and the Word of God, and the Testi they that exercise Authority upon mony of Jesus Christ. Rom. 8. them are called Benefactors. 17. If Children, then Heirs; 1 :: Mar. 9.35. :: Mat. 20. 20. Heirs with God,' and joint Heirs The Word; under Ver. 35. Mat, 20. with Chrift: if fo be that we suf

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whosoever will be great among you, fhall be your minister : 44. And » whosoever of you will be the chiefeft, fhall be fervant of all.

45. For even the Son of man came not to be ministred unto, but to minister, and too give his life a P ransom for many. 46. And they came to 9 Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples, and a great number of People, blind Bartimeus the son of Timeus, fat by the high-way-side, begging. 47. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. 48. And many charged him that he should hold his peace : but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on

49. And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called: and they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee. 50. And he casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus. 51. And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I foul do unto thee? The blind man said unto hin, Lord, that I might receive my fight. 52. And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way, thy faith hath * made thee whole [Or, sarsed thee]. And immediately he received his fight, and followed Jesus in the way.

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9. Christ was once offered to bear the Sins of many:

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man fat ; loose him, and bring him. 3. And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.

And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without, in a place where two Ways met: and they loose him. 5. And certain of them that stood there, said unto them, What do ye loofing the colt? 6. And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go. 7. And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he a sat upon him. 8. And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way. 9. And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Holanra, blessed is hé that cometh in the name of the Lord. 10. Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. 1. And

Jesus entred into Jerusalem, and into the temple; and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the even-tide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve. 12. And on the morrow when they were come

from Bethany," he was hungry. 13. And seeing a fig-tree alain far off, having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any

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Hear thou in Heaven thy dwelling f Ifa. 56. 7. -Mine Houfe shall Place, and do according to all that be called an House of Prayer for all the Stranger calleth to thee for; People. 1 King. 8. 29, 41, 42, 43.

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to find Fruit upon it; its having therefore none, was a Proof that it was a barren and fruitlefs Tree, and fit only for the Fire. Some by the Time of Figs, understand the Time of gathering Figs. The Figs therefore not being gathered in, and it having no Fruit notwithstanding, it was by our Lord cursed as a barren Tree. But we need not be concerned about this; for it cannot be thought, that what our Lord did to this Tree was any thing more than Emblematical; for the Tree it self was incapable of suffering Punishment. The Instruction which our Lord intended by this Action to convey to our Minds, is what we should be chiefly concerned about. If we consider it with respect to the Jews, it was an Emblem of the Destruction of their Place and Nation, Almighty God hav. ing long afforded them the Means of Repentance, and waited for their bringing forth the Fruits of Piety and Holiness. The present Generarion had the Ministry of John the Baptiff, and our Lord and his Apo. ftles often, and seriously exhorted them to Repent, and bring forth Fruits worthy of it, which if they still refused to comply with, they, expect the Accomplilhment of the Threatnings denounced against them, cf which the Curling of this barren Fig-tree was an Emblem and Figure. If we consider this matter as applicable to our felves, we may

learn that our Profession of Religion, which answers to this Tree's bearing Leaves only, will not at all avail us, unless it be joined with a suitable Practice, which answers to the bringing forth of Feruit.

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