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the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. And they did all 20 eat, and were filled; and they took up of the fragments that re
ciples to set before them. And they did set were set down, and likewise of the fishes as them before the people. Mar. viii. 6. And much as they would ; (howbeit there came he said to his disciples, Make them sit down other boats (besides that one whereunto his disciby fifties in a company. Lu. ix. 14. And ples were entered) from Tiberias, nigh unto the Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now place where they did eat bread, after that the there was much grass in the place, so the men Lord had given thanks.) John vi. 11. 23. sat down, in number about five thousand. And when he (Paul) had thus spoken (saying Joka vi. 10.
to those that were in the ship, There shall not Looking up to heaven.] And when he had an hair fall from the head of any of you), he taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in the looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake presence of them all, and when he had broken the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to it, he began to eat. Ac. xxvii. 35. He that set before them; and the two fishes divided regardeth the day regardeth it unto the Lord, he among them all. Mar. vi. 41. And looking and he that regardeth not the day, to the up to heaven he sighed, and saith unto him Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, (that was deaf and had an impediment in his eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks ; speech), Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. Mar. and he that eateth not to the Lord, he eateth vii. 34. Then he took the five loaves and the not, and giveth God thanks. Ro. xiv. 6. thor fishes, and looking up to heaven, he The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not blessed them, and brake, and gave to the dis- the communion of the blood of Christ? The eiples to set before the multitude. Lů. ix. bread which we break, is it not the com16. Then they took away the stone from the munion of the body of Christ ? Whether place where the dead (Lazarus) was laid. therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, Father, do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Co. X. 16. I thank thee that thou hast heard me. John 31. And when he had given thanks (taking xi. 41.
bread the same night that he was betrayed) He blessed, &c.] And he (Jesus) took the he brake it, and said, Take, eat; this is my teven loaves, and the fishes, and gave thanks, body, which is broken for you, this do in and brake them, and gave to his disciples, remembrance of me. 1 Co. xi. 24. Whatand the disciples to the multitude. Mat. xv. soever ye do in word or deed, do all in the 36. And as they were eating, Jesus took name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave and the Father by him. Col. iii. 17. Every it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat ; this creature of God is good, and nothing to be is my body. And he took the cup, and gave refused, if it be received with thanksgiving; thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink for it is sanctified by the word of God and Fe all of it. Mat. xxvi. 26, 27. As soon as prayer. 1 Ti. iv. 4, 5. ye be come into the city (said the maidens to 20 Were filled.] See chap. v. 6. Whence Saul and his servant) ye shall straightway should we have so much bread in the wilderfind him (Samuel), before he go up to the ness as to fill so a great multitude ? Mat. xv. high place to eat: for the people will not eat 33. And Moses said (unto the Israelites), until he come, because he doth bless the This shall be when the Lord shall give in the sacrifice; and afterwards they eat that be evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread bidden. 1 Sa. ix. 13. And he took the to the full ; for the Lord heareth your murseven loaves, and gave thanks, &c. Mar. viii. murings which ye murmur against him. And 6. And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and what are we? Your murmurings are not blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, against us, but against the Lord. I have Take, eat; this is my body. And he took heard the murmurings of the children of the cup, and when he had given thanks, he Israel: speak to them (saith the Lord) saying, gave it to them, and they all drank of it. At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the mornMar. xiv, 22, 23. And he took bread, and ing ye shall be filled with bread. Ex. xvi. gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto 8. 12. When I have broken the staff of your them, saying, This is my body, which is bread (who break the commandments), ten given for you: this do in remembrance of women shall bake your bread in one oven, me. Lu. xxii, 19. And it came to pass, as and they shall deliver you your bread again he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and by weight, and ye shall eat and not be blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. satisfied. Le. xxvi. 26. As the Lord thy Lu xxiv. 30. And Jesus took the loaves, and God liveth (said the widow of Zarephath) I when he had given thanks, he distributed to have not a cake, but an handful of meal in the disciples, and the disciples to them that a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse : and be
21 mained twelve baskets full. And they that had eaten were about 22 five thousand men, beside women and children. And straightway
hold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may bond-men. And Elisha said unto her, What go in and dress it for me and my son, that shall I do for thee? Tell me what hast thon we may eat it and die. And Elijah said in the house? And she said, Thine handunto her, Fear not, go and do as thou hast maid hath not any thing in the house save said: but make me thereof a little cake first, a pot of oil. Then he said, Go, borrow the and bring it unto me, and after make for thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even and for thy son ; for thus saith the Lord God empty vessels, borrow not a few ; and when of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth. out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set And she went and did according to the saying aside that which is full. So she went from of Elijah : and she, and he, and her house, him, and shut the door upon her, and upon did eat many days; and the barrel of meal her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail. she poured out; and it came to pass, when 1 Ki. xvii. 12-16. His servitor said, What! the vessels were full, that she said unto her should I set this (twenty loaves of barley, and son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said full ears of corn, &c.) before an hundred men ? unto her, There is not a vessel more: and He (Elisha) said again, Give the people, that the oil stayed. Then she came and told the they may eat, for thus saith the Lord, They man of God. And he said, Go, and sell the shall eat and shall leave thereof. So he oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy set it before them, and they did eat, children of the rest. 2 Ki. iv. 1-7. They and left thereof, according to the word did "all" (" the five thousand") eat, and were of the Lord. 2 Ki. iv. 43, 44. The right. filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of eous eateth to the satisfying of his soul. the fragments and of the fishes. Mar. vi. 42, Pr. xiji. 25. Ye have sown much and bring 43. So they did eat and were filled ; and in little ; ye eat, but ye have not enough; they took up of the broken meat that was ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye left, seven baskets; and they that had eaten clothe you, but there is none warm ; and he were about four thousand. Mar. viii. 8, that earneth wages, earneth wages to put it 9. They reasoned among themselves (being into a bag with holes. Hag. i. 6. He hath warned of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of filled the hungry with good things, and the Herod), saying, It is because we have no rich he hath sent empty away. Lu. i. 53. bread. And when Jesus knew it he saith “ They” (“ the five thousand") did eat and unto them, Why reason ye because ye have were all filled, and there was taken up of no bread ? Perceive ye not yet, neither umfragments that remained to them twelve derstand ? Have ye your heart yet hardened! baskets. Lu. ix. 17. Two hundred penny- having eyes, see ye not? And having ears, hear worth of bread (said Philip to Jesus) is not ye not?' And do ye not remember? When I sufficient for them, that every one of them brake the five loaves among five thousand, may take a little. And Jesus took the loaves, how many baskets full of fragments took ye and when he had given thanks, he distributed up? They say unto him, Twelve. And to the disciples, and the disciples to them when the seven among four thousand, how that were set down, and likewise of the fishes, many baskets full of fragments, took ye up! as much as they would. John vi. 7. 11. And they said, Seven. And he said unto
And they took up, &c.] And they (the them, How is it that ye do not understand! multitude) did all eat (of the seven loaves and Mar. viii. 16–21. When they (the fine a few little fishes) and were filled; and they thousand) were filled, he said unto his distook up of the broken meat that was left ciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, seven baskets full : and they that did eat that nothing be lost; therefore they gathered were four thousand men, besides women and them together, and filled twelve baskets with children. Mat. xv. 37, 38. O ye of little the fragments of the five barley-loaves which faith, why reason ye among yourselves, be- remained over and above unto them that had cause ye have brought no bread? Do ye eaten. Then those men, when they had seen not yet understand, neither remember the five the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of loaves of the five thousand, and how many a truth that prophet that should come into baskets ye took up ? Neither the seven loaves the world. John vi. 12-14. of the four thousand, and how many baskets 21 About five thousand men.] The men sat ye took up ? Mat. xvi. 8-10. There cried down, in number about five thousand. Jala a woman of the wives of the sons of the vi. 10. Many of them which heard the word prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant (preached by Peter and Joken) believed, and my husband is dead, and thou knowest that the number of the men was about five those thy servant did fear the Lord, and the creditor sand; neither was there any among them that is come to take unto him my two sons to be lacked; for as many as were possessors of
Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. And 23 when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with 24 waves : for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of 25 the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when 26 the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubledi, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straight- 27
lands or houses, sold them, and brought the known in what watch the thief would come, prices of the things that were sold, and laid he would have watched, and would not have them down at the apostles' feet. Ac. iv. 4. suffered his house to be broken up. Mat. 34. God is able to make all grace abound xxiv. 43. And if he (the Lord) shall come toward you, that ye always having all suffi- in the second watch, or come in the third ciency in all things, may abound in every watch, and find them so (watching), blessed good work (as it is written, He hath dispersed are those servants. Lu. xii. 38. abroad; he hath given to the poor ; his Walking on the sea.] (God) which alone righteousness remaineth for ever. Now he spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon that ministereth seed to the sower, both mi- the waves of the sea. Job ix. 8. The floods nister bread for your food, and multiply your have lifted up, O Lord, the foods have lifted seed sown, and increase the fruits of your up their voice : the floods lift up their waves ; righteousness), being enriched in every thing the Lord on high is mightier than the noise to all bountifulness, which causeth, through of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of us, thanksgiving to God. 2 Co. ix. 8-11. the sea. Ps. xciii. 3, 4. (Bless the Lord, O My God shall supply all your need, according to my soul) who layeth the beams of his chambers his riches in glory, by Christ Jesus. Phi. iv. 19. in the waters: who maketh the clouds his
22 Jesus constrained his disciples. And chariot : who walketh upon the wings of the straightway he constrained his disciples to wind. Ps. civ. 3. About the fourth watch get into the ship, and to go to the other side of the night he (Jesus) cometh unto them, before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away walking upon the sea, and would have passed the people. Mar. vi. 45.
by them. Mar. vi. 48. When they had While he sent the multitudes away.] Seerowed about five and twenty or thirty furchap. xiii. 26 and verse 15.
longs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and • 23 He went up into a mountain, &c.] See drawing nigh unto the ship; and they were chap. vi. 6. And when he had sent them afraid. John vi. 19. And “he" (" another away be departed into a mountain to pray. mighty angel which came down from heaven'') Mar, vi. 46. It came to pass in those days, had in his hand a little book open ; and he that he went out into a mountain to pray, set his right foot upon the sea, and his left and continued all night in prayer. Lu. vi. foot on the earth. And the angel which I 12. We (said the apostles) will give our saw stand upon the sea, and upon the earth, selves continually to prayer, and to the ministry lifted up his hand to heaven ; and the voice of the word. Ac. vi. 4.
which I heard from heaven spake unto me He was there alone.) When Jesus per- again, and said, Go, and take the little book ceived that they would come and take him which is open in the hand of the angel which by force, to make him a king, he departed standeth upon the sea, and upon the earth. again, into a mountain himself alone; and Re. x. 2. 5. 8. when even was now come, his disciples went26 They were troubled.] And when the down unto the sea, and entered into a ship, woman (the witch at Endor) saw Samuel and went over the sea toward Capernaum: (whom she had brought up for Saul), she cried and it was now dark, and Jesus was not come with a loud voice; and the woman spake to to them. John vi. 15--17.
Sanl, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? * 24 Tossed with waves.] See chap. viji. 24. For thou art Saul. And the king said unto And he (Jesus) saw them toiling in rowing her, Be not afraid, for what sawest thou ? (for the wind was contrary unto them); and And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods about the fourth watch of the night he ascending out of the earth. And he said unto cometh unto them, walking upon the sea. her, What form is he of? And she said, An Mar. vi. 48. And the sea arose by reason of old man cometh up, and he is covered with a a great wind that blew (whilst the disciples were mantle. And Saul perceived that it was in the ship going to Capernaum). John vi. 18. Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the
25 The fourth watch of the night.] Know ground, and bowed himself. | Sa. xxviii. this, that if the good man of the house had 12-14. Fear came upon me, and trembling,
way Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; 28 be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be
which made all my bones to shake; then a Lu. xxiv, 4, 5. 36. 45. When she (Rhoda) spirit passed before my face; the hair of my knew Peter's voice (who had been imprisoned flesh stood up; it stood still, but I could not by Herod), she opened not the gate for gladdiscern the form thereof: an image was be- ness, but ran in and told (those who were fore mine eyez: there was silence, and I gathered together praying) how Peter stood heard a voice, &c. Job iv. 14-16. His before the gate. And they said unto her, body (of the angel that appeared to Daniel) Thou art mad; but she constantly affirmed also was like the beryl, and his face as the that it was even so. Then said they, It is appearance of lightning, and his eyes as his angel. Ac. xii. 15. And in the midst of lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like the seven candlesticks (I saw) one like unto the in colour to polished brass, and the voice of Son of man; and when I saw him, I fell at his words like the voice of a multitude. And his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand I Daniel alone saw the vision, for the men upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the that were with me saw not the vision : but first and the last : I am he that liveth, and a great quaking fell upon them, so that they was dead ; and behold, I am alive for everfled to hide themselves : therefore I was left more, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of alone, and saw this great vision; and there death. Re. i. 13. 17, 18. remained no strength in me, for my come- 27 Be of good cheer.] See chap. ix. 2. liness was turned in me into corruption, and These things have I spoken unto you, that in I retained no strength: yet I heard the voice me ye might have peace. In the world ye of his words, and when I heard the voice of shall have tribulation : but be of good cheer; his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my I have overcome the world. John xvi. 33. face, and my face toward the ground, and And the night following (when the soldiers behold, an hand touched me, which set me were commanded to take Paul by force), the upon my knees, and upon the palms of my Lord stood by him and said, Be of good cheer, hands. And he said unto me, o Daniel, a Paul; for as thou hast testified of me in Jeruman greatly beloved, understand the word that salem, so must thou bear witness also at I speak unto thee, and stand upright, for Rome. Ac. xxii, 11. unto thee am I now sent. And when he had It is 1.] Who hath wrought and done il, spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling. calling the generations from the beginning? Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel! I, the Lord, the first, and with the last, I am for from the first day that thou didst set thine He. Fear thou not, for I am with thee; be heart to understand, and to chasten thyself not dismayed, for I am thy God. I will before thy God, thy words were heard, and strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I I am come for thy words. Da. X. 6–12. will uphold thee with the right hand of my When they (the disciples) saw him walking righteousness. Fear not, thou worm, Jacob, and upon the sea, they supposed it had been a ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the spirit, and cried out (for they all saw him and Lord, and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of were troubled), and immediately he talked Israel. Isa. xli. 4. 10. 14. I even I as he with them, and saith unto them, Be of good that comforteth you: who art thou that cheer; it is I, be not afraid. Mar. vi. 49, shouldest be afraid of man, that shall die, and 50. And the whole multitude of the people the son of man, which shall be made as grass! were praying without at the time of incense, Is. li. 12. Why are ye troubled (said Jesus and there appeared unto "him" (" Zacha- to his disciples)? And why do thoughts arise rias") an angel of the Lord, standing on the in your hearts ? Behold my hands and my right side of the altar of incense. And when feet, that it is 1 myself: handle me and set; Zacharias saw him he was troubled, and fear for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see fell upon him. Lu. i. 10–12. As they (the me have. Lu. xxiv. 38, 39. He saith unto women who came to the sepulchre) were much them (who saw him walking on the sea), It perplexed thereabout (at not finding the body is I; be not afraid. John vi. 20. Let not of the Lord Jesus), behold, two men stood by your heart be troubled ; ye believe in God; them in shining garments; and as they believe also in me. In my Father's house are were afraid, and bowed down their faces to many mansions ; if it were not so, I would the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye have told you: I go to prepare a place for the living among the dead? And as "they" you. And if I go and prepare a place for ("the apostles") thus spake (concerning Christ's you, I will come again and receive you unto appearance to the two disciples going to Em. myself. That where I am there ye may be maus), Jesus himself stood in the midst of also. John xiv. 1, 2, 3. Fear not (said the them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto faithful witness to John in the isle of Patmos), you. Then opened he their understanding, I am the first and the last; I am he that that they might understand the Scripturés. liveth and was dead. Re. i. 17, 18.
thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. 29 And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, 30
28 Bid me come, &c.] Behold (said Peter), verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall we have forsaken all and followed thee: what say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, shall we have therefore ? Mat. xix. 27. and be thou cast into the sea, and shall not Though all men shall be offended because of doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those thee, yet will I never be offended. Jesus things which he saith shall come to pass, he saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, that shall have whatsoever he saith. Mar. xi. 22, this night before the cock crow, thou shalt 23. If ye had faith as a grain of mustarddeny me thrice. Peter said unto him, Though seed, ye might say to this sycamore-tree, Be I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thou plucked up by the root, and be thou thee. Mat. xxvi. 33–35. If I should die planted in the sea, and it should obey you. with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Lu. xvii. 6. His name, through faith in his Mar. xiv. 31. Simon, Simon (said Jesus to name, hath made this (lame) man strong (said Peter), Satan hath desired to have you, that Peter), whom ye see and know ; yea, the he may sift you as wheat; but I have prayed faith which is by him, hath given him this for thee, that thy faith fail not; and when perfect soundness in the presence of you all. thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. Ac. iii. 16. And (Abraham) being not weak And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to in faith, he considered not his own body now go with thee, both into prison, and to death. dead, when he was about an hundred years Lord, shall we smite with the sword (said old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb; they which were about Jesus, when Judas drew he staggered not at the promise of God nigh to kiss him) ? And one of them smote through unbelief; but was strong in faith, a servant of the high priest, and cut off his giving glory to God. Ro. iv. 19, 20. I can right ear. Lu. xxii. 31–33. 49, 50. Lord, do all things through Christ, which strengthto whom shall we go (said Peter); thou hast eneth me. Phi. iv. 13. the words of eternal life. John vi, 68. Lord, 30 When he saw the wind boisterous, &c.] whither goest thou (said Simon Peter)? Jesus Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee (saith answered him, Whither I go thou canst not the damsel to Peter in the palace); but he follow me now; but thou shalt follow me denied before them all, saying, I know not afterwards. Peter said unto him, Lord, why what thou sayest. And when he was gone cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down out into the porch, another maid saw him, my life for thy sake. Jesus answered him, and said unto them that were there, This Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth ! Verily, verily, I say unto thee, the cock shall And again he denied with an oath, I do not not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice. know the man. And after a while came unto John xiii. 36–38. I say, through the grace him they that stood by, and said to Peter, given unto me, to every man that is among Surely thou also art one of them, for thy you, not to think of himself more highly than speech bewrayeth thee. Then began he to he ought to think, but to think soberly, ac curse and to swear, saying, I know not the cording as God hath dealt to every man the man. And immediately the cock crew. And measure of faith. Ro. xii. 3.
Peter remembered the word of Jesus ; Before 29 He walked on the water, &c.] Why the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. could we not cast him out (said the disciples)? And he went out, and wept bitterly. Mat. And Jesus said unto them, Because of your xxvi. 69–75. When the servant of the man unbelief (ye could not cast out the unclean of God (Elisha) was risen early, and gone spirit from the lunatic). For verily I say forth, behold an host (sent by the king of unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of Syria to apprehend Elisha) compassed the mustard-seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, city both with horses and chariots. And his Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto shall we do? And he answered, Fear not ; you. Mat. xvii. 19, 20. Verily I say unto for they that be with us are more than they you, If ye have faith and doubt not, ye shall that be with them. 2 Ki. vi. 15, 16. Watch not only do this which is done to the fig-tree ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation ; (which withered away); but also if ye shall the spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there and be thou cast into the sea, it shall be cometh one of the maids of the high priest ; done. Mat. xxi. 21. If thou canst believe and when she saw Peter warming himself, she (said Jesus to the father of him who had the looked upon him and said, And thou also wast dumb and deaf spirit), all things are possible with Jesus of Nazareth. But he denied, to him that believeth. Mar. ix. 23. Have saying, I know not, neither understand i faith in God said Jesus to his disciples); for what thou sayest. And he went out into the