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33 dumb man possessed with a deyil. And when the devil was cast

out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It 34 was never so seen in Israel. But the Pharisees said, He casteth 35 out devils through the prince of the devils. And Jesus went

about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness

(" Jesus") charged them that they should tell hear and the dumb to speak. Mar. vi. no man (of his curing the man that was deaf); 32-37. but the more he charged them, so much the It was never 80 seen in Israel] Let him more a great deal they published it. Mar. (Naaman) come now to me (said Elisha), and vii. 36.

he shall know that there is a prophet in · 32 A dumb man, &c.] Then was brought Israel. 2 Ki. v. 8. In Judah is God known, unto him one possessed of a devil, blind and his name is great in Israel. Ps. lxxii. 1. dumb, and he healed him, insomuch that the The Lord of hosts is his name ; for thine eya blind and dumb both spake and saw. Mat. are open upon all the ways of the sons of med. xii. 22. One of the multitude said (unto which hast set signs and wonders in the land Jesus), Master, I have brought unto thee my of Egypt even unto this day, and in Israel and son, which hath a dumb spirit. And they among other men, and hast made thee (Israel) brought him unto him ; when Jesus saw that a name unto this day. Je. xxxii. 20. I have the people came running together, he rebuked not found so great faith (as that of the cente the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb rion), no not in Israel (said Jesus). La. vü.9. and deaf spirit, I charge thee come out of 34 The Pharisees said, &c. When the him, and enter no more into him; and Jesus Pharisees heard it (that Christ healed the man took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and that was blind and dumb), they said, This he arose. Mar. ix. 17. 20. 25. 27. And he fellow doth not cast out devils but by Beelze was casting out a devil, and it was dumb; and bub the prince of the devils. Mat. xii. 24. it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, And the Scribes which came down from Jerethe dumb spake, and the people wondered. salein said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the Lu. xi. 14.

prince of the devils casteth he out devile . 33 The dumb spake.] See verse 32. Great Mar. iii. 22. But some of them said, He multitudes came unto him, having with them casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, of the devils. Lu. xi. 15. Every one that and many others, and cast them down at doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to Jesus' feet, and he healed them, insomuch the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. that the multitude wondered, when they saw John. iii. 20. the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, 35 Jesus went about all the cities. She the lame to walk, and the blind to see. And chap. iv. 23, 24. When Jesus had made an they glorified the God of Israel. Mat. xv. end of commanding his twelve disciples, he 30, 31. And the Lord said unto “him": departed thence to teach and to preach in their (Moses"), who hath made man's mouth? or cities. The poor have the Gospel preached who maketh the dumb or deaf, or the seeing, unto them (said Jesus to John's disciples). Mat. or the blind? Have not I the Lord ? Now xi. 1. 5. All the city was gathered togethe therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, at the door (where Jesus healed those that were and teach thee what thou shalt say. Er. iv. diseased). All men seek for thee (said his ll, 12. Then, (in the flourishing state of disciples). And he said unto them, Let as go Christ's kingdom), shall the lame man leap as into the next towns, that I may preach there an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing. Is. also : for therefore came I forth. And he Xxxv. 6. And they bring unto him one that preached in their synagogues throughout all was deaf, and had an impediment in his Galilee. Mar. i. 33. 37-39. And he went speech, and they beseech him to put his round about the villages teaching. And wbie hand upon him. And he took him aside from thersoever he entered into villages, or cities, the multitude, and put bis fingers into his or country, they laid the sick in the streets, ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue. and besought him that they might touch if it And looking up to heaven he sighed, and were but the border of his garment, and as saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. many as touched him were made whole. And straightway his ears were opened, and Mar. vi. 6. 56. I must preach the kingdom the string of his tongue was loosed, and of God to other cities (said Jesus) also: for he spake plain. And (they) were beyond therefore am I sent. And he preached in the measure astonished, saying, He hath done all synagogues of Galilee. Lu. iv. 43, 44. And things well. He maketh both the deaf to he went through the cities, and villages,

and every disease among the people. But when he saw the mul- 36 titudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, 37

teaching and journeying towards Jerusalem. that cannot understand ; they all look to their Lu. xiii. 22. Ye men of Israel, hear these own way, every one for his gain, from his words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of quarter. Is. lvi. 9, 10, 11. My people hath God among you, by miracles, and wonders, been lost sheep, their shepherds have caused and signs, which God did by him in the midst them to go astray, they have turned them of you, as ye yourselves also know (him ye away on the mountains, they have gone from have taken, and by wicked hands have cruci mountain to hill, they have forgotten their fied and slain). Ac. ii. 22, 23.

resting place. Je. l. 6. “Ye" (" the shep36 When he saw the multitude.] See chap. herds of Israel"') eat the fat, and ye clothe you xx. 34. Jesus went forth, and saw a great with the wool, ye kill them that are fed ; but multitude, and was moved with compassion ye feed not the flock. The diseased have ye toward them, and he healed their sick. Mat. not strengthened, neither have ye healed that xiv. 14. I have compassion on the multitude which was sick, neither have ye bound up (said Jesus to his disciples), because they con that which was broken, neither have ye tinue with me now three days, and have brought again that which was driven away, nothing to eat : and I will not send them neither have ye sought that which was lost; away fasting, lest they faint in the way. Mat. but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled xv. 32. And Jesus, when he came out, saw them. And they were scattered, because there much people, and was moved with compas is no shepherd ; and they became meat to all sion toward them, because they were as sheep the beasts of the field when they were scatnot having a shepherd : and he began to teach tered. My sheep wandered through all the ther many things. Mar. vi. 34. We have mountains, and upon every high hill; yea, not an High Priest which cannot be touched my flock was scattered upon all the face of with the feeling of our infirmities, but was in the earth, and none did search or seek after all points tempted like as we are, yet without them. Ex. xxxiv. 3-6. The idols have sin. He. iv. 15. Who can have compassion spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a on the ignorant, and on them that are out of lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort the way; for that he himself also is compassed in vain: therefore they went their way as a with infirmity. He. v. 2. See chap. xiv. 14; flock, they were troubled because there was xv. 32.

no shepherd. Zec. X. 2. For lo! I will raise As sheep having no shepherd.] Go rather up a shepherd in the land, which shall not (than to the Gentiles) to the lost sheep of the visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek house of Israel. Mat. x. 6. I am not sent the young one, nor beal that that is broken, (said Jesus to the woman of Canaan) but unto nor feed that that standeth still; but he shall the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Mut. eat the flesh of fat, and tear their claws in XV. 24. Let the Lord, the God of the spirits pieces. Zec. xi. 16. Awake, O sword, against of all flesh (said Moses to the Lord), set a man my shepherd, and against the man that is my over the congregation, which may go out be- fellow, saith the Lord of hosts : smite the fore them, and which may go in before them, shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered ; and which may lead them out, and which and I will turn mine hand upon the little may bring them in; that the congregation of ones. And it shall come to pass, that in all the Lord be not as sheep which have no shep- the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein berd. Nu. xxvii. 17. And he (the prophet shall be cut off and die. But the third shall Micaiah) said (unto Ahab king of Israel), I be left therein. Zec. xiii. 7, 8. saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as 37 The harvest truly is plenteous.) Go ye, sheep that have not a shepherd. And the and teach all nations, baptizing them in the Lord said, These have no master: let them name of the Father, and of the Son, and of return every man to his house in peace. 1 Ki. the Holy Ghost. Mat. xxviii. 19. Go ye xxii. 17. i did see all Israel (said Micaiah) into all the world, and preach the Gospel to scattered upon the mountains, as sheep that every creature. Mar. xvi. 15. The harvest have no shepherd. These have no master; truly is great, but the labourers are few; pray let them return therefore every man to his ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he own home. 2 Chr. xviii. 16. All ye beasts would send forth labourers into his harvest. of the field, come to devour, yea, all ye beasts Lu. X. 2. Thus it is written, and thus it in the forest. His watchmen are blind; they behoveth Christ to suffer, and to rise from the are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they dead the third day; and that repentance and cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to remission of sins should be preached in his slumber. Yea, they are greedy dogs which can name among all nations, beginning at Jerunever have enough, and they are shepherds salem. Lu. xxiv. 46, 47. Say not ye (said

38 but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the har

vest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

CHAPTER X.

1 AND when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave

Jesus), There are yet four months, and then The Lord of the harvest.] And when he cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, had called unto him his twelve disciples, he Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, for gave them power against unclean spirits, to they are white already to harvest. And he cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickthat reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth ness, and all manner of disease. Now the fruit unto life eternal: that both he that names of the twelve apostles are these: the soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice to first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew gether. John iv. 35, 36. And a vision ap- his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and peared to Paul in the night; there stood a John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James Come over into Macedonia, and help us (to the son of Alphæus, and Lebbæus, whose surpreach the Gospel). Ac. xvi. 9. I am with name was Thaddeus; Simon the Canaanite, thee (said the Lord to Paul), and no man and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. shall set on thee to hurt thee, for I have much Mat. x. 1-4. Then said Jesus to them (his people in “ this city" (" Corinth"). Ac. disciples), Peace be unto you; as my Father xviii. 10.

hath sent me, even so send I you. John XI. But the labourers are few.] The Lord gave 21. And he (Jesus) gave some apostles, and the word, great was the company of those that some prophets, and some evangelists, and published it. Ps. Ixviii. 11. For we are some pastors, and teachers. Ep. iv. 11. Tabourers together with God. Ye are God's That he will send forth labourers, &c.) The husbandry, ye are God's building. 1 Co. iii. Lord gave the word, great was the company 9. We then, as workers together with him, of those that published it. Thou hast asbeseech you also, that ye receive not the cended on high, thou hast led captivity capgrace of God in vain. 2 Co. vi. I. I trust tive: thou hast received gifts for men, yea, in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly for the rebellious also, that the Lord God unto you, that I also may be of good comfort might dwell among them. Ps. Ixviii. 11. 18. when I know your state; for I have no man I will give you pastors according to mine like-minded who will naturally care for your heart, which shall feed you with knowledge state, for all seek their own, not the things and understanding. Je. iii. 15. And the which are Jesus Christ's. Phi. ii. 19, 20, 21. remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles “These" only (" Aristarchus, and Marcus, in the midst of many people, as a dew from and Jesus, which is called Justus") are my the Lord, as the showers upon the grass, that fellow workers unto the kingdom of God, tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons which have been a comfort unto me. Col. iv. of men. Mi. v. 7. After these things the 11. We beseech you, brethren, to know them Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent which labour among you, and are over you them two and two before his face, into every in the Lord, and admonish you; and to esteem city and place whither he himself would come. them very highly in love for their work's sake. Therefore said he unto them, The harvest 1 Th. v. 12, 13. Let the elders that rule well truly is great, but the labourers are few : be counted worthy of double honour; especially pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, they who labour in the word and doctrine. that he would send forth labourers into his 1 Ti. v. 17.

harvest. Lu. X. 1, 2. They that were scat38 Pray ye therefore, &c.] It came to tered abroad went every where preaching the pass in those days, that he went out into a word. Ac. viii. 4. And God hath set some mountain to pray, and continued all night in in the church; first apostles, secondarily proprayer to God. And when it was day, he phets, thirdly teachers; after that miracles, called unto him his disciples, and of them he then gifts of healings, helps, governments, chose twelve, whom also he named Apostles. diversities of tongues. I Co. xii. 28. Lu. vi. 12, 13. And as they (the prophets and teachers in the church in Antioch) ministered CHAP. X.-1 Called unto him kis twelve to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, disciples.] Jesus said unto them (his disci. Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work ples), Verily I say unto you, that ye which whereunto I have called them. Ac. xiii. 2. have followed me in the regeneration, when Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his of the Lord may have free course, and be glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, glorified, even as it is with you. 2 Th. iii. l. judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Mat. xix. 28.

them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. Now the names 2 of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called

As they (his disciples) were eating, Jesus took any means hurt you. Lu. X. 19. For I will bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave give you a mouth, and wisdom, which all it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay my body. Judas, one of the twelve, came, or resist. Lu. xxi. 15. Behold, I send the and with him a great multitude, with swords, promise of my Father upon you ; but tarry ye and staves, from the chief priests and elders in the city of Jerusalem until ye be endued of the people. Mat. xxvi. 20. 47. And he with power from on high. L. xxiv. 49. (Jesus) goeth up into a mountain, and calleth John answered and said (to his disciples, who unto him whom he would; and they came unto complained of Christ's baptizing, saying, Behim. And he ordained twelve, that they hold, the same baptizeth), A man can receive should be with him, and that he might send nothing, except it be given him from above. them forth to preach. Mar. iii. 13, 14. And The Father loveth the Son, and hath given he called unto him the twelve, and began to all things into his hand. John iii. 27. 35. send them forth by two and two, and gave Glorify thy Son, as thou hast given him said them power over unclean spirits, and com- Jesus to his Father) power over all flesh, that manded them, that they should take nothing he should give eternal life to as many as thou for their journey, save a staff only, no scrip, hast given him. John xvii. 1, 2. Then said no bread, no money in their purse, &c. Mar. Jesus to “them” (his disciples") again, vi. 7, 8. When it was day (after a night of Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent prayer), he (Jesus) called unto him his dis- me, even so send I you. And when he had ciples, and of them he chose twelve, whom said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto also he named apostles. Lu. vi. 13. Have them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: whosenot I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto devil? John vi. 70. And there appeared a them; and whosesoever sins ye retain, they great wonder in heaven, a woman clothed are retained. John xx. 21, 22, 23. But ye with the sun, and the moon under her feet, shall receive power (said Jesus to his disciples) and upon her head a crown of twelve stars. after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you : Re. xii. 1. And (the great city) had a wall and ye shall be witnesses unto me, both in great and high, and had twelve gates, and at Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, the gates twelve angels, and names written and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Ac. thereon, which are the names of the twelve i. 8. And (ye, the Jews, said Peter) killed tribes of the children of Israel. On the east the Prince of life and glory, whom God hath three gates; on the north three gates ; on the raised from the dead, whereof we are witsouth three gates; and on the west three gates. nesses. And his name, through faith in his And the wall of the city had twelve founda- name, hath made this man (that was lame tions, and in them the names of the twelve from his mother's womb) strong, whom ye see apostles of the Lamb. Re. xxi. 12, 13, 14. and know; yea, the faith which is by him

He gave them power.] See chap. vi. 13, and hath given him this perfect soundness in the com. Jesus came and spake unto them (his presence of you all. Ac. iii. 15, 16. Jesus disciples), saying, All power is given unto me I know, and Paul I know (said the evil spirit), in heaven and in earth ; go ye, therefore, and but who are ye? (the seven sons of Sceva.) Ac. teach all nations, baptizing them in the name xix. 15. of the Father, and of the Son, and of the 2 Apostles.] Of them (his disciples) he Holy Ghost. Mat. xxviii. 18, 19. He or- chose twelve, whom also he named apostles. dained twelve to have power to heal sick. Lu. vi. 13. And the apostles, when they nesses, and to cast out devils. Mar. iii. 15. were returned, told him (Jesus) all that they And these signs shall follow them that believe had done; and he took them, and went aside (said Jesus); in my name shall they cast out privately into a desert place belonging to the devils, they shall 'speak with new tongues, city, called Bethsaida. Lu. ix. 10. I will they shall take up serpents; and if they drink send them prophets and apostles (said the any deadly thing it shall not hurt them; they wisdom of God), and some of them they shall shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall slay and persecute. Lu. xi. 49. And when recover. Mar. xvi. 17, 18. Then he called the hour (for eating the passover) was come, his twelve disciples together, and gave them he sat down, and the twelve Apostles with power and authority over all devils, and to him. Lu. xxii. 14. And they (the disciples) cure diseases; and he sent them to preach the gave forth their lots, and the lot fell upon kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. Lu. Matthias, and he was numbered with the ix. 1, 2. Behold, I give unto you power to eleven apostles (in the room of Judas Iscariot). tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all Ac. i. 26. And he (Jesus) gave some aposthe power of the enemy, and nothing shall by tles, and some prophets, and some evangelists,

Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and 3 John his brother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and

and some pastors and teachers. Ep. iv. 11. turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the loved following, which also leaned on his heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he High Priest of our profession, Jesus Christ, that betrayeth thee? This is the disciple who was faithful to him that appointed him, (John) which testifieth of these things, and as also Moses was faithful in all his house. wrote these things; and we know that his He. iii. 1, 2. Rejoice over her, thou heaven, testimony is true. John xxi. 20. 24. Peter and ye holy Apostles, and prophets, for God and John went up together into the temple a hath avenged you on “her” (Babylon"). the hour of prayer, being the ninth later Re. xviii. 20.

(where they healed a lame man). Ae. jil. I. Simon. See chap. iv. 18. and com. Simon That which we have seen and heard (and Peter answered, and said (unto Jesus), Thou John) declare we unto you, that ye also may art the Christ, the Son of the living God. have fellowship with us; and truly our fellom. And Jesus answered, and said unto him, ship is with the Father, and with his Son Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona, for flesh Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but you, that your joy may be full. 1 Jahr is my Father which is in heaven. And I say 4. The elder (John) unto the elect lady, and also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon her children, whom I love in truth; and not this rock I will build my Church, and the I only, but also all they that have known the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Mat. truth; for the truth's sake which dwelleth in xvi. 16, 17, 18. And when they (the dis- us, and shall be with us for ever, grace be ciples) were come in (from Mount Olivet), with you, mercy and peace from God the they went up into an upper room, where Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the abode Peter, and James, and John, and An- Son of the Father, in truth and love. 2 John drew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and i. 1, 2, 3. The elder (John) unto the wellMatthew, James the son of Alphæus, and Si. beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth mon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. 3 John 1. The revelation of Jesus Christ, Ac. i. 13. Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, servants things which must shortly come to Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia. I pass; and he sent and signified it by his Pe. i. 1. Simon Peter, a servant and apostle angel unto his servant John. I, John, who of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained also am your brother and companion in trilike precious faith with us, through the right bulation, and in the kingdom and patience eousness of God, and our Saviour Jesus Christ. of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called 2 Pe. i. 1.

Patmos, for the word of God, and for the Andrew.] See chap. iv. 18. 21. and com. testimony of Jesus Christ. Re. i. 1. 9. 1, As he (Jesus) sat upon the Mount of Olives, John, saw these things (the blessed state of over against the Temple, John and Andrew God's servants), and heard them. And when asked him privately of the destruction of the I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship temple). Mar. xiii. 3. Philip cometh and before the feet of the angel which shemed telleth Andrew (that certain Greeks would me these things. Then saith he unto me, see Jesus), and again Andrew and Philip tell See thou do it not. Re. xxii. 8, 9. Jesus. John xii. 22.

3 Philip.] See verse 2. chap. iv. 18. James the son of Zebedee.] See chap. iv, 21. and com. The day following Jesas 21. Herod the king stretched forth his hands would go forth into Galilee, and findeth to vex certain of the church: and he killed Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me. James the brother of John with the sword. Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Ac. xii. 1, 2. After that (Christ's being seen Andrew and Peter: Philip findeth Nathanael, of five hundred) he was seen of James, then of and saith unto him, We have found him of all the apostles. 1 Co. xv. 7.

whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, And John his brother. And he (Jesus) did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good us the passover, that we may eat. Lu. xxii. thing come out of Nazareth ? Philip saith 8. Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom unto him, Come and see. John i. 43–46. one of his disciples whom Jesus loved. John Philip saith unto him (Jesus), Lord, sbewus xiii. 23. Then she (Mary Magdalene) run- the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith neth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the unto him, Have I been so long time with other disciple whom Jesus loved, and saith thee, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? unto them, They have taken away the Lord He that hath seen me hath seen the Father, out of the sepulchre, and we know not where and how sayest thou then, Shew us the they have laid him. John xx. 2. Peter, Father ? John xiv. 8, 9.

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