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the morrow : for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
CHAPTER VII. JUDGE not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment i
bread. Ps. xxxvi. 3. 18, 19. 25. For the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth. And the Lord God is a sun and shield. The she went and did according to the saying of Lord God will give grace and glory; no good Elijah : and she, and he, and her house, did thing will he withhold from them that walk eat many days. And the barrel of meal uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, man that trusteth in thee. Ps. Ixxxiv. 11, according to the word of the Lord which he 12. But he (who has left house, or brethren, spake by Elijah. 1 Ki. xvii. 14–16. Elisha or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or said, Hear ye (of Samaria) the word of the children, or lands, for my sake and the Gos- Lord ; thus saith the Lord, To-morrow by pel's) shall receive an hundred-fold now in this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold this time, and in the world to come eternal for a shekel, and two measures of barley for life. Mar. X. 30. Verily I say unto you, a shekel in the gate of Samaria; then a lord there is no man that hath left house, or pa- on whose hand the king leaned, answered the rents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the man of God, and said, Behold, if the Lord kingdom of God's sake, who shall not receive will make windows in heaven might this manifold more in this present time, and in the thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt world to come life everlasting. Lu. xviii. 29, see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof. 30. If God be for us, who can be against us? 2 Ki. vii. 1, 2. Give us day by day our daily Ro. viii. 3). Whether Paul, or Apollos, or bread. Lu. xi. 3. Be content with such Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things as ye have, for he hath said, I will things present, or things to come, all are never leave thee nor forsake thee. So that yours. I Co. iii. 22. Godliness is profitable we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, unto all things, having the promise of the life and I will not fear what man can do unto me. that now is, and of that which is to come. He. xiii. 5, 6. 1 Ti. iv. 8.
Sufficient unto the day, &c.] Peace I leave 34 No thought for the morrow.] See verses with you, my peace I give unto you: not as 11. 26. and com. When “they" (the "chil- the world giveth, give I unto you ; let not dren of Israel") did mete "it" (the “ manna" your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. with an omer, he that gathered much had John xiv. 27. These things I have spoken nothing over, and he that gathered little had unto you, that in me ye might have peace. no lack; they gathered every man according In the world ye shall have tribulation ; but to his eating. And Moses said, Let no man be of good cheer ; I have overcome the world. leave of it until the morning. Notwithstanding John xvi. 33. “They" (“Paul and Barthey hearkened not unto Moses, but some of nabas") returned again to Lystra and to them left of it until the morning, and it bred Iconium and to Antioch, confirming the souls worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth of the disciples, and exhorting them to conwith them. Ex. xvi. 18-20. It is of the tinue in the faith, and that we must through Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, much tribulation enter into the kingdom of because his compassions fail not. They are God. Ac. xiv. 22. No man should be moved new every morning. La. iii. 22, 23.
by these afflictions, for yourselves know that For the morrow shall take thought.] And we are appointed thereunto. 1 The. iii. 3, 4. of Asher, “he" (" Moses") said, Thy shoes shall be iron and brass ; and as thy days, so CHAP. VII.-1 Judge not.] Hear the shall thy strength be. De. xxxiii. 25. It shall word of the Lord, ye that tremble at his word be (said the word of the Lord to Elijah), that your brethren that hated you, that cast you thou shalt drink of the brook, and I have out for my name's sake, said, Let the Lord be commanded the ravens to feed thee: so he glorified ; but he shall appear to your joy, and went and did according unto the word of the they shall be ashamed. Is. Ixvi. 5. Thou Lord, for he went and dwelt by the brook also (Jerusalem), which hast judged thy "sisCherith, that is before Jordan. And the ters" (" Sodom and Samaria"), bear thine own ravens brought him bread and flesh in the shame, for the sins that thou hast committed morning, and bread and flesh in the evening, more abominable than they : they are more and he drank of the brook. 1 Ki. xvii. 4. 6. righteous than thou: yea, be thou confounded The barrel of meal shall not waste (said also, and bear thy shame, in that thou hast Elijah to the widow of Zarephath), neither justified thy sisters. When I shall bring shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that again their captivity, the captivity of Sodom
2 ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it 3 shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that
and her daughters, and the captivity of Sa- Adoni-bezek said, Threescore and ten kings, maria and her daughters, then will I bring having their thumbs and their great toes cut again the captivity of thy captives in the midst off, gathered their meat under my table: as I of them. That thou mayest bear thine own have done, so God hath requited me. Ju. i. shame, and mayest be confounded in all that 7. With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself thou hast done, in that thou art a comfort unto merciful, with an upright man thou wilt them. When thy sisters, Sodom and her shew thyself upright. With the pure thou daughters, shall return to their former estate, wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward and Samaria and her daughters shall return to thou wilt shew thyself froward. Ps. xviii. their former estate: then thou and thy 25, 26. Remember, O Lord, the children of daughters shall return to your former estate; Edom, in the day of Jerusalem ; who said, for thy sister Sodom was not mentioned by Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof. thy mouth in the day of thy pride. Ex. xvi. O daughter of Babylon, who art to be de52–56. Judge not, and ye shall not be stroyed, happy shall he be that rewardeth thee judged. Lu. vi. 37. Thou art inexcusable, o as thou hast served us. Ps. cxxxvii. 7, & man, whosoever thou art that judgest; for I will render unto Babylon, and to all the inwherein thou judgest another, thou con- habitants of Chaldea, all their evil that they demnest thyself, for thou that judgest doest have done in Zion in your sight, saith the the same things. But we are sure that the Lord. Je. li. 24. The day of the Lord is judgment of God is according to truth against near upon all the heathen; as thou hast done, them which commit such things. Ro. ii. 1, 2. it shall be done unto thee; thy reward shall Let not him that eateth despise him that return upon thine own head. Ob. 15. With what eateth not; and let not him which eateth not measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you. judge him that eateth : for God hath received Mar. iv. 24. With the same measure that ye him. Who art thou that judgest another man's mete withal, it shall be measured to you servant? To his own master he standeth again. Lu. vi. 38. He which soweth sparingly or falleth ; yea, he shall be holden up, for shall reap also sparingly, and he which soweth God is able to make him stand. But why bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 2 Co. dost thou judge thy brother? Or why dost ix. 6. It is a righteous thing with God to tbou set at nought thy brother ? For we recompense tribulation to them that trouble shall all stand before the judgment seat of you ; and to you who are troubled, rest with Christ. For it is written, As I live saith the us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every heaven, with his mighty angels. 2 The. i. tongue shall confess to God, so then every one 6, 7. He shall have judgment without mercy of us shall give account of himself to God. Let that hath shewed no mercy, and mercy reus not therefore judge one another any more: joiceth against judgment. Ja. ii. 13. Reward but judge this rather, that no man put a “her” (“ Babylon”) even as she rewarded stumbling-block, or an occasion to fall, in his you, and double unto her double according to brother's way. Ro. xiv. 3, 4. 10–13. With me her works ; in the cup which she hath filled, it is a very small thing that I should be fill to her double. Re. xviii. 6. judged of you, or of man's judgment; yea,
I 3 Why beholdest thou the mote.] Why bejudge not mine own self. For I know no- holdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's thing by myself; yet am I not hereby justi- eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in fied ; but he that judgeth me is the Lord. thine own eye? Lu. vi. 41. The Pharisee Therefore judge nothing before the time, until stood and prayed thus with himself; God, I the Lord come, who both will bring to light thank thee that I am not as other men are, the hidden things of darkness, and will make extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as manifest the counsels of the hearts; and then this publican. Lu. xvii. 11. shall every man have praise of God. 1 Co. But considerest not the beam.] David's iv. 3-5. My brethren, be not many masters, anger was greatly kindled against the man knowing that we shall receive the greater (who dressed the ewe lamb of the poor mar in condemnation. Ja. iii. 1. Speak not evil Nathan's parable), and he said to Nathan, one of another, brethren; he that speaketh As the Lord liveth, the man that hath done evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, this thing shall surely die. And he shall speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law. restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this But if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer thing, and because he had no pity. 2 Sa. xii. of the law, but a judge ; there is one lawgiver 5, 6. A prophet of the Lord was there, whose who is able to save and to destroy: who art name was Oded : and he went out before the thou that judgest another ? Ja. iv. 11, 12. host that came to Samaria, and said unto
2 With what judgment ye judge, &c.] them, Behold, because the Lord God of your
is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let 4 me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of 5 thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. Give not that which is holy unto 6
fathers was wroth with Judah, he hath deli- me this proverb (said Jesus), Physician, heal vered them into your hand, and ye (the people thyself. Lu. iv. 23. Thou hypocrite, cast out of Israel) have slain them in a rage that first the beam out of thine own eye, and then reacheth up unto heaven. And now ye pur- shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that pose to keep under the children of Judah and is in thy brother's eye. Lu. vi. 42. The evil Jerusalem for bondmen and bondwomen unto spirit said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; you, but are there not with you, even with but who are ye (the Jewish exorcists)? Ac. you sins against your God? 2 Ch. xxviii. xix. 15. 9, 10. But unto the wicked God saith, What 6 That which is holy unto the dogs.] Whohast thou to do, to declare my statutes, or soever shall not receive you, nor hear your that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy words, when ye depart out of that house, or mouth: Seeing thou hatest instruction, and city, shake off the dust of your feet. Verily eastest my words behind thee? When thou I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for grest a thief, then thou consentedst with the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day bim, and hast been partaker with adulterers ; of judgment, than for that city. Mat. x. 14, thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue 15. It is not meet to take the children's frameth deceit. Thou sittest and speakest bread and to cast it to dogs (said Jesus to the against thy brother, thou slanderest thine own woman of Canaan). Mat. xv. 26. He that mother's son. These things hast thou done, reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame; and I kept silence. Thou thoughtest that I and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth vas altogether such an one as thyself. But himself a blot. Reprove not a scorner lest he I will reprove thee, and set them in order hate thee: rebuke a wise man and he will before thine eyes. Ps. I. 16–21. He that love thee. Pr. ix. 7, 8. Speak not in the is without sin among you, let him first ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom cast a stone at her (the woman taken in adul- of thy words. Pr. xxiii. 9. As a dog retery): and again he (Jesus), stooped down, turneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his and wrote on the ground. And they which folly. Pr. xxvi. 11. When the Jews saw heard it being convicted by their own con- the multitudes, they were filled with envy, science, went out one by one, beginning at and spake against those things which were be eldest even unto the last; and Jesus was spoken by Paul, contradicting and blasphemleft alone, and the woman standing in the ing. Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, midst John viji. 7-9. Brethren, if a man and said, It was necessary that the word of be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual God should first have been spoken to you; testore such an one in the spirit of meekness, but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourconsidering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. selves unworthy of everlasting life: Lo, we Ga. vi. I.
turn to the Gentiles, for so hath the Lord com5 Thou hypocrite.] Jesus perceived their manded us, saying, I have set thee to be a wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be hypocrites. Mat. xxii. 18. Woe unto you, for salvation to the ends of the earth. Ac. Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye de- xiji. 45, 46, 47. Beware of dogs, beware of Four widows' houses, and for a pretence make evil workers, beware of the concision. Phi. iii. long prayer; therefore ye shall receive the 2. It is impossible for those who were once greater damnation. Mat. xxiii. 14. Ye hy- enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly pocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky, gift, and were made partakers of the Holy and of the earth; but how is it that ye do Ghost; and have tasted the good word of not discern this time. Lu. xii. 56. See chap. God, and the powers of the world to come: if xvi. 3.
they shall fall away, to renew them again First cast out the beam.] Hide thy face unto repentance, seeing they crucify to themfrom my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. selves the Son of God afresh, and put him to Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew an open shame. He. vi. 6. He that despised à right spirit within me : cast me not away Moses' law died without mercy, under two or from thy presence, and take not thy holy three witnesses. Of how much sorer punishSpirit from me: restore unto me the joy of ment suppose ye shall he be thought worthy, thy salvation, and uphold me with thy free who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and Spirit: then will I teach transgressors thy hath counted the blood of the covenant whereways, and sinners shall be converted unto with he was sanctified an unholy thing, and thee. Ps. li. 9-13. Ye will surely say unto hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace 2
the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine; lest they trample 7 them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. Ask, and it
shall be given you ; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be
He. X. 28, 29. But it is happened unto for me with all your hearts. Je. xxix. 12, 13. "them” (“those who relapsed") according to Call upon me and I will answer thee, and the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own shew thee great and mighty things, which vomit again, and the sow that was washed to thou knowest not. Je. xxxiii. 3. What things her wallowing in the mire. 2 Pe. ii. 22. See soever ye desire when ye pray, believe that ye chap. xv. 26.
receive them, and ye shall have them. Mar. Cast ye your pearls.] As a jewel of gold in xi. 24. Ask, and it shall be given you ; seek, a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be without discretion. Pr. xi. 22.
opened unto you. For every one that asketh, And turn again and rend you.] They (that receiveth ; and he that seeketh, findeth; and were bidden to the marriage feast) made light to him that knocketh, it shall be opened. If of it, and went their ways; one to his farm, ye then, being evil, know how to give good another to his merchandise : and the remnant gifts unto your children, how much more shall took his servants, and entreated them spite- your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to fully, and slew them. Mat. xxii. 5, 6. “Then" them that ask him ? Lu. xi. 9, 10. 13. Men (“ the time of Christ's coming") shall many be ought always to pray and not to faint. Itt offended, and shall betray one another, and xviii. ]. If thou knewest the gift of God shall hate one another. Mat. xxiv. 10. Of (said Jesus to the woman of Samaria), and the Jews five time received I forty stripes who it is that saith to thee, Give me to save one : thrice was I beaten with rods (said drink, thou wouldest have asked of him, and Paul), once was I stoned, thrice I suffered he would have given thee living water. Joka shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in iv. 10. Whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, the deep; in journeyings often, in perils of that will I do, that the Father may be glorified waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine in the Son : if ye shall ask any thing in my own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in name, I will do it. John xiv. 13, 14. If ye perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, abide in me, and my words abide in you, fe in perils in the sea, in perils among false bre- shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done thren. 2 Co. xi. 24, 25, 26. Alexander the unto you ; ye have not chosen me, but I have coppersmith did me much evil : the Lord re- chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should ward him according to his works. Of whom go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit be thou ware also, for he hath greatly with should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask stood our words. 2 Ti. iv. 14, 15.
of the Father in my name, he may give it 7 And it shall be given you.] See verse 11. you. John xv. 7. 16. In that day (that ye All things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, shall not see me) ye shall ask me nothing. believing, ye shall receive. Mat. xxi. 22. In Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a shall ask the Father in my name, he shall dream by night, and God said, Ask what I give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing shall give thee. 1 Ki. iii. 5. Lord, thou hast in my name : ask, and ye shall receive, that heard the desire of the humble; thou wilt your joy may be full. John xvi. 23, 24 If prepare their heart; thou wilt cause thine ear any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, to hear. Ps. x. 17. Call upon me in the day who giveth to all men liberally, and upof trouble, I will deliver thee, and thou shalt braideth not, and it shall be given him: but glorify me. Ps. I. 15. Thou, Lord, art good, let him ask in faith, nothing wavering: for he and ready to forgive, and plenteous in mercy that wavereth is like a wave of the sea, driven unto all them that call upon thee. Ps. lxxxvi. with the wind, and tossed. Ja. i. 5, 6. The 5. The Lord is nigh unto all them that call prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the upon him, to all that call upon him in truth; Lord shall raise him up. Ja. v. 15. Whathe will fulfil the desire of them that fear him; soever we ask we receive of him, because we he also will hear their cry, and will save them. keep his commandments, and do those things Ps. cxlv. 18, 19. Seek ye the Lord while he that are pleasing in his sight. 1 John iii. 22. may be found, call ye upon him while he is This is the confidence that we have in him, near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and that if we ask any thing according to bis will, the unrighteous man his thoughts, and let he heareth us; and if we know that he hear him return unto the Lord, and he will have us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have mercy on him; and to our God, for he will the petitions that we desired of him. Jahr abundantly pardon. Is. lv. 6, 7. Then shall v. 14, 15. Because thou sayest, I am rich, “ ye" (" the captive Jews") call upon me (saith and increased with goods, and have need ol the Lord), and ye shall go and pray unto me, nothing; and knowest not that " thou" ("The and I will hearken unto you and ye shall angel of the Church of Laodicea") art wretched, seek me and find me when ye shall search and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth ; and he 8 that seeketh, findeth ; and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he 9 give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? 10 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your 11
I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white woman, great is thy faith ; be it unto thee raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that even as thou wilt: and her daughter was made the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; whole from that very hour. Mat. xv. 22, 23. and anoint thine eyes with eye-salve, that 25-28. Manasseh was twelve years old thou mayest see. Re. iii. 17, 18. See chap. when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty xxi. 22.
and five years in Jerusalem, but did that Seek and ye shall find.) See Mat. vi. 33. which was evil in the sight of the Lord, like and com. The wicked through the pride of unto the abominations of the heathen, whom his countenance will not seek after God: God the Lord had cast out before the children of is not in all his thoughts. Ps. X. 4. When Israel. His prayer also, and how God was thou saidst, Seek ye my face, my heart said entreated of him, and all his sins, and his unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek. Ps. trespass, and the places wherein he built high xxvii. 8. The humble shall see this, and be places, before he was humbled : Behold, they glad; and your heart shall live that seek God. are written among the sayings of the seers. Ps. lxix. 32. Let all those that seek thee re- 2 Ch. xxxiii. 1, 2. 19. I am the Lord thy joice, and be glad in thee. Ps. lxx. 4. Glory God, which brought thee out of the land of ye in his holy name; let the heart of them Egypt; open thy mouth wide and I will fill it: rejoice that seek the Lord; seek the Lord and he should have fed them also with the finest his strength ; seek his face evermore. Ps. cv. of the wheat; and with honey out of the rock 3, 4. Blessed are they that keep his testi- should I have satisfied thee. Ps. Ixxxi. 10. monies, and that seek him with the whole 16. And (Jonah) said, I cried by reason of heart. Ps. exix. 2. Those that seek me early mine affliction unto the Lord, and he heard shall find me. Pr. viii. 17. I will rise now me: out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou and go about the city; in the streets and in heardest my voice. Jon. ii. 2. Let man and the broad ways I will seek him (Christ) whom beast be covered with sackcloth (in Nineveh), my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found and cry mightily unto God; yea, let them him not. Can. iii. 2. Thus saith the Lord turn every one from his evil way, and from unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me and ye the violence that is in their hands. Who can shall live. Am. v. 4. (God) who will render tell if God will turn and repent, and turn to every man according to his deeds, to them, away from his fierce anger, that we perish not. who, by patient continuance in well-doing, And God saw their works, that they (the seek for glory, and honour, and immortality, Ninevites) turned from their evil way; and eternal life. Ro. ii. 6, 7. There is none that God repented of the evil that he had said that understandeth (as it is written); there is none he would do unto them, and he did it not. that seeketh after God. Ro. iii. 11. He that Jon. iii. 8, 9, 10. Lord, remember me (said cometh to God, must believe that he is, and the thief on the cross) when thou comest into that he is a rewarder of them that diligently thy kingdom And Jesus said unto him, seek him. He. xi. 6.
Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be Knock and it shall be opened.] Strive to with me in Paradise. Lu. xxiii. 42, 43. And enter in at the strait gate. When once the the Lord said unto “him" (" Ananias of Damaster of the house is risen up, and hath shut mascus"), Arise, and go into the street which to the door, and ye begin to stand without is called Straight, and enquire in the house of and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus, for, beopen unto us; and he shall answer and say hold, he prayeth. Ac. ix. 11. unto you, I know ye not whence ye are; 9 What man is there of you, &c.] If a son then shall ye begin to say, &c. Lu. xiii. 24, shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, 25.
will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, 8 Every one that asketh receiveth.] Have will he for a fish give him a serpent ? or if he mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion ? (said the woman of Canaan), my daughter is If ye then, being evil, know how to give good grievously vexed with a devil : but he an- gifts unto your children, how much more swered her not a word. Then came she and shall your heavenly Father give the holy worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me : but Spirit to them that ask him. Lu. xi. 11, 12, he answered and said, It is not meet to take 13. the children's bread and cast it to dogs. And 11 Being evil, know how to give, &c.] God she said, Truth, Lord ; yet the dogs eat of the saw that the wickedness of man was great in crumbs which fall from their master's table. the earth, and that every imagination of the