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cording to his works. 28. Verily I say unto you, There be " fome standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

CH A P. XVII.

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ND after (1) fix days, Jesus taketh o Peter, James,

and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2. And was transfigured before them, and his face did'p fhine as the fun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3. And behold, there appeared unto them Mofes and Elias talking with him. 4. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is

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up into an high Mountain apart by that he hath done. , Pet. 1. 17.

themselves : and he was, &c. If yecall on the Father, who with * Luk. 9. 28. About an eight Days out respect of Persons judgeth ac

after these Sayings, he took Peter, cording to every Man's Work. Pf. 5 and John, and James, and went up 62. 12. Unto thee, O Lord, be

into a mountain to pray. longeth mercy : for thou rendrest

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He suffered no to every Man according to his man to follow him, save Peter, and

Rom 2 6. Who will James, and folon the Brother of tender to every Man according to 10 James, his Biedi

. Rom. 14. 12. So then P. Exod. 34. 30. When Aaron every one of us shall give Account of and all the Children of Ifrael saw himself to God. + Rev. 2.23. All Moses, behold the skin of his Face the Churches shall know that I am hone, and they were afraid to come he which fearcheth the Reins and 15 nigh him. Jóh. 1.-14. We beheld Hearts : and I will give to every

his Glory, the Glory as of the only one of you, according to your begotten of the Father. Mat. 28. Works. Rev. 22. 12. Behold, I 3. His (the Angel's] Countenance come quickly, and my Reward is was like Lightning, and his Raiment with

me, to give to every Man ac white as Snow, 2 Pet. 1. 17. Hé wording to his Works.

received from God the Father in See on Mar. 9. 1.

Honour and Glory, when there came 2. * Mar. 9. 2. After fix Days, such a Voice to him from the exJesus cakech with him, Peter, and

cellont Glory, This is my beloved James, and John, and leadeth them 25 Son in whom I am well pleased.

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6) St. Luke, Chap. 9. 28. says, about an eight Days, bur. St. Marthero and St. Mark say, after sex Days;

which difference is thus accounted for. St. Luke reckons the Day’on which our Lord made this Promise

and that on which he was transfigured, for another ; but St. Matthew and St Mark speak of the compleat Days between the Promise and the Transfiguration. This is evident from the Manner of St. Luke's Expresion. He does not fay, after eight Days, but abost an eight

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good for us to be here : if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moies, a.id one or Elias. Sí While he yet spake, behold; a bright cloud over-shadowed them : , and behold, a voice out of the cloud, which faid, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleated; d hear ye him. 6. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were fore afraid. 3. And Jesús came and f touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. 8. And when they had lift up their eyes, they saw 110 man, save Jesus only. 9. And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus 8 charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be rilen again from the dead. io. And his disciples asked him, saying, “ Why then say the Scribes, that Elias nust first come? 11. And Jesus a. fivered and said unto them, Elias truly shall firft come, and restore

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h † Mal. 4.5.

• Exod. 46.34. A Cloud cover

me upright. + Dan. 9. 21. Whiles ed the Tent of the Congregation, I was 1peaking in Prayer, even the and the Glory of the Lord filled the Man Gabriel -being caused to Tabernacle. 1 King. 8. 10, 11. flie swiftly, touched me about the

The Cloud filled the House of the s Time of the Evening Oblation. Lord, so that the Priests could not # Dan. 10. 10, 18. Behold an stand to minister, because of the Hand touched me, which set me up. Cloud : for the Glory of the Lord on my knees, and upon the Palms filled the House of the Lord. of my Hands. There came again

b + Mat. 3. 14. This is, &c. as 10 and touched me one like the Ap. bere. + Mar. 1.11. Thou art my, pearance of a Man, and he strength. Bc. as here. t Luk. 3. 22. A Voice came from Heaven, which said, 8 + See on Mat. 8. Thou art, &c. as here.

Mar. 9. 11. ct Isa. 42. 1. Behold, mine See on Mat. 11, 13, 14.

IS Ele&t in whom my Soul delighteth. i + Luk 1. 16, 17. Many of

dt Deut. 18. 19. -Whosoever the Children of Ifrael shall he turn will not hearken to my Words to the Lord their God. And he which he shall speak in my Name, shall go before him in the Spirit I will require it of him.' + A&t. 20 and Power of Elias, to turn the 3. 23. It Thall come to pass, that Hearts of the Fathers to the Chil. cvery Soul which will not bear dren, and the Disobedient to the that Prophet, shall be destroyed Wisdom of the just, to make from among the People.

ready a People prepared for the :: 9 Pet. 1.18. And this Voice Lord.

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A&. 3. 21. Whom which came from Heaven we heard, [Jesus Christ) the Heaven must when we were with him in the receive, until the Times of Reftitu. holy Mount.

tion of all things, which God hathi + Dan. 8. 18. As he was spoken by the Mouth of all his speaking with me, I was in a deep 30 h Jy Prophets, fince the World Sleep - but he touched me and Ict began.

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all things : 12. But I say unto you, that * Elias is come 9 already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they lifted :

likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.

13. Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptift. 14. And

were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain manj kneeling down to him, and saying, 15. Lord, have mercy on my fon; for he is lunatick, and fore vexed : for oft-times he falleth into the fire, and

oft into the water. 16. And I brought him to thy difa ciples

, and they could not cure him. 17. Then Jesus an{wered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long fhall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.

18. And Jesus rebuked the devil, and he departed out of him and the child was cured from that very hour. 19. Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and faid, Why could not we caft bim out? 20. And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have a faith as a grain of muftard-feed, ye shall say unto this (1) moun

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11. 14. This is Elias things are possible to him that bear which was for to come. :: Mar.

lieveth. † Mar. 11. 23. Verily I 9. 12. He answered and told them,

say unto you, that whótcever shall Elias verily cometh first, and re

say unto this mountain, Be chou

Ś removed, and be thou caft into 1: Mat. 11. 14. The words in the Sea, and shall not doubt in his d. Ver. 1a.

Heart, but shall believe that thoic ** Mar. 9. 14. When he came

things which he faith thall come to his Disciples, he saw a great

to pass, he shall have whatsoever Multiruae about them, and the to he faith.

Luk. 17. 6. If ye had Scribes questioning with them.

Faith as a Grain of Mustard leed, 'Luk. 9. 37. It came to pass, that

ye might say to this Sycamine-tree, on the next day when they were Be thou plucked up by the Root ; come down from the Hill; much

and be thou planted in the Sea ; jeople met him.

Is and it should obey you.
Mat. 21. 21. If

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have 12. 9. To another, Faith, by the Faith, and doubt not, ýe shall not

fame Spirit + 1 Cor. 13. 2. Though to only do this which is done to the

I have all Faith, so that I could remai Fig-tree, but also, if ye shall lay

move mounrains, and have no Cha: E, to this Mountain, Be thou remov. dority, I am nothing. #Jam. 1. 6.

ed and cast into the Sea, it shall be Léi him ask in Faith, nothing was done. Mar. 9. 23. Jésus faid

vering toto him, If thou canst believe, all

6) Here seems to be an Hyperbole in these Words, which is a figure if Speech, whereby though much is intended, yet not so much as is ipo

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tain, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

21. How beit this kind goeth not out, but by prayer and fafting., 22. [ And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man fhall be • betrayed into the hands of men.' 23. And they shall kill him, and the

third day he shall be raised again: and they were exceeding sorry. 24. And when they were come to P Capernaum, they that received (2) tribute-money, came to Peter, and said, Doth not your Master pay tribute ? 25. He faith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute ? of their own

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• + Mar. 8. 31. * Mar. 9. 31.

* Mar. 9. 31. pernaum, and being in the House, 4 Mar 10. 33. Luk. 9. 22, 44.

he asked them, Whac was it that ¢ Luk. 18. 31.

See on Mat. ye difputed among your felves, 16. 21.

by the Way? pot Mar. 9. 33. He came to Ca

ken. So that the Meaning of our Lord is not, that through the Power of Faith, the Apostles should bc, ftri&tly speaking, able to remove Moun. tains ; but that they should be enabled to do extraordinary Things in the Discharge of their office, and to furmount the greatest Obftrutions to the Progress of the Gospel. 'This Sense is the more probable, because the Jews were wont to say, of a Doctor able to resolve the most diffcult Questions, that he was a rooter up of Mountains ; and because this Figure is of ten used in the holy Scriptures. Hence it is said of Saul and Jonathan, 2 Sam. 1. 23. They were swifter than Eagles, and stronger than Lions; meaning only, that they were very swift, and very strong: And, when the Prophet Zechary, Chap. 14.4. speaks of the Cleaving of the Mount of Olives, and That balf of it mail remove toward the North, and half of it toward the Sou:h, it is not to be understood of the actual Cleaving of the Mountain, but that there should be great Commotions among the People, which should : open a Way for the Enemy. Again, when St. John says, Chap: 21.25. that there were many other Things which Jesus did, the which if they should be written, the World would not contain the Books, he means no more, than that our Lord did very many more miraculous Wo-ks than are recorded of him. And peradventure, the best solution of these difi: cult Places wherein Mofes, Exod. 32:32. defires God to bloc him out

of the Book he had writren, and St. Paul, Rom. 9. 3. chat he might be ac. cursed from Christ, is, to fuppose them to be Hiperbolical Expresions, by which, though much is intended, yet not lo much as is fpoken, their Meaning being, that they could be content to undergo great and I'vere Ami&tions, even Death it felf, if thereby they could benefit and profit the Jews their Brethren and Kinímen according to the Flesh.

(2) † This is called in the Original, Did-achma, 'being in Value Fifteen-pence. See Exod. 30. 13. and Exod. 38. 26,

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&th that first cometh up: and when thou hast opened 1. Joh. 2. 10. Ke that loveth and there is none occasion of staina his Brocher, abideth in the Light, thereby.

* Mar.9. 33. The Words in Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be

+ Luk. 22. 24. There of them hould be accounted the bebaved and quieted my self as a Child that is weaned of his Mother:15 my Soul is even as a weaned Child. Brethren, be not Children in Understanding: howbeit, in Malice be ye Children, buc in Understand- 30 whom they come. It were better ing be men. T i Pet. 2. 2. AS HED born Babes desire the fincere milk

W I Or, a Stater. It is half an Ounce of Silver, in value Two Shillings'six-pence, after Five-Shillings the Oance.

children, of of ftrangers ? 26. Peter faith unto him, of Strangers

. Jesus faith unto him, Then are the children : free. 27. Notwithstanding, left we should oftend them,

go thou to the fea; and "Caft an hook, and take up the his mouth, thou thalt find a (1) piece of money : take, and give unto them for me and thee. С НА Р.

XVIII. T the same time came the disciples unto Jesus,

is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2. And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,

3. And said, Verily Except ye be converted, and become as littie children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven

. 4. Whosoever therefore shall a humble himself as this little child, the fame is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

5. And whoso shall e receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me.

6. But whoso fhall f ofH 2

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of the Word, that ye may grow bling in him.

Mat. 20. 27. Whosoever will be Chief among you, let him be

See on Mat. 5. 3, 4. your Servant.

5 * Luk. 9. 46.

+ Mat. 10. 42.

Whoscever ihall give to drink unto one of these little ones, a Cup of cold Water only

in the Name of a Difciple, verilý them, which 1o I say unto you, he shall in no wise

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9. 42. Whosoever shall Pal131, 4. Surely I have offend one of these little ones thac

believe in me, it is better for him, that a mill-stone were hanged am

bout his Neck, and he were cast i Cor. 14. 20.

into the tea. * Luk. 17. 1, 2. It is impossible but that offences will come: but wo unto him through

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