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and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery. 10 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his 11 wife, it is not good to marry. But he said unto them, All men

cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs

commonly, that there is fornication among you, ried and widows, It is good for them if they and such fornication as is not so much as abide even as I. Art thou bound unto a wife! named among the Gentiles, that one should seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a have his father's wife. 1 Co. v. 1.

wife ? seek 'not a wife; but and if thou marty, Doth commit adultery.] Pharaoh called thou hast not sinned. He that is unmarried Abram and said, What is this that thou hast careth for the things that belong to the Lord, done unto me? Why didst thou not tell me how he may please the Lord; but he that is that she (Sarai) was thy wife? why saidst married careth for the things that are of the thou, She is my sister ? so I might have world, how he may please his wife. The untaken her to me to wife. Now, therefore, married woman careth for the things of the behold thy wife, take her and go thy way. Lord, that she may be holy, both in body and Ge. xii. 18, 19. God came to Abimelech in a in spirit : but she that is married careth for dream by night, and said to him, Behold, the things of the world, how she may please thou art but a dead man; for the woman her husband. And this I speak for your own (Sarah) which thou hast taken, for she is a profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, man's wife! Ge. xx. 3. They (of Judah) say, but for that which is comely, and that ye may If a man put away his wife, and she go from attend upon the Lord without distractin him and become another man's, shall he return The wife is bound by the law, as long as her unto her again ? Shall not that land be greatly husband liveth ; but if her husband be dead. polluted ? But thou hast played the harlot she is at liberty to be married to whom she with many lovers ; yet return again unto me, will; only in the Lord. But she is happier saith the Lord. Je. iii. 1. The woman which if she so abide, after my judgment; and I hath an husband is bound by the law to her think also that I have the Spirit of God. I Cou! husband so long as he liveth ; but if the hus- vii. 8. 27, 28. 32-35. 39, 40. In the latter times, band be dead, she is loosed from the law of some shall depart from the faith, forbidding her husband. So then, if while her husband to marry, and commanding to abstain from liveth, she be married to another man, she meats. 1 Ti. iv. 3. The younger widows shall be called an adulteress. But if her hus- refuse to take into the number of those proband be dead, she is free from that law, so vided for by the Church), for when they have that she is no adulteress, though she be married begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will to another man. Ro. vii. 2. 3. See pre. com. marry; having damnation, because they hare

10 If the case of the man be so.] The Lord cast off their first faith. And withal they God said, It is not good that the man should learn to be idle, wandering about from house to be alone; I will make him an help meet for house ; and not only idle, but tatlers also and him. Ge. ii. 18. Drink waters out of thine busy-bodies, speaking things which they ought own cistern, and running waters out of thine not. I will therefore that the younger womes own well: let thy fountains be dispersed marry, bear children, guide the house, give abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets ; let none occasion to the adversary to speak re them be only thine own, and our strangers proachfully. For some are already turned with thee; let thy fountain be blessed, and aside after Satan. 1 Ti. v. 11-15. rejoice with the wife of thy youth. Let her be 11 All men cannot receive this saying.) as the loving hind and pleasant roe. Pr. v. would that all men were even as I mysell 15-19. Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good But every man hath his proper gift of God, thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord. Pr. one after this manner, and another after that xviii. 22. A foolish son is the calamity of But if they cannot contain, let them martyi his father, and the contentions of a wife are for it is better to marry than to burn. Bol a continual dropping. House and riches are as God hath distributed to every man, as the the inheritance of fathers : and a prudent wife Lord hath called every one, so let him walk is from the Lord. Pr. xix. 13, 14. It is And so ordain I in all churches. And this. better to dwell in a corner of the house-top, speak for your own profit. 1 Co. vii. 7. 91. than with a brawling woman in a wide house. 35. It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than 12 Which were made eunuchs, &c.] OLBY with a contentious and an angry woman. Pr. sons that shall issue from thee (raith the Lord xxi. 9. 19. Let every man have his own wife, to Hezekiah), shall they (in the Babylon and let every woman have her own husband. captivity) take away, and they shall 1 Co. vii. 2. I say, therefore, to the unmar- eunuchs in the palace of the king of bable

of men and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it. Then were there brought unto him little 13 children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, Suffer little children, 14

lon. Is. xxxix. 7. Neither let the eunuch touch them ; but when his disciples saw it say, Behold, I am a dry tree. For thus they rebuked them. Lu. xviii. 15. The saith the Lord unto the eunuchs that keep promise (said Peter to the Jews) is unto you my sabbaths, and choose the things that and to your children, and to all that are afar please me, and take hold of my covenant; off, even as many as the Lord our God shall Even unto them will I give in mine house, call. Ac. ii. 39. The unbelieving husband and within my walls, a place and a name is sanctified by the wife ; and the unbelieving better than of sons and of daughters. Is. lvi. wife is sanctified by the husband; else were 3, 4, 6.

your children unclean, but now are they holy, · Which have made themselves eunuchs.] See 1 Co. vii. 14. . serse 10. Have we not power to lead about a And the disciples rebuked them.] See chap. sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as xvi. 22. The multitude rebuked "them" the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas? They ("the two blind men"), because they should which preach the Gospel should live of the hold their peace. Mat. xx. 31. "Master Gospel. But I have used none of these (said John), we saw one casting out Devils in things, neither have I written these things, thy name, and we forbade him, because he folthat it should be so done unto me. For it loweth pot with us. And Jesus said unto him, were better for me to die than that any man Forbid him not; for he that is not against us should make my glorying void. I Co.ix. 5. 15. is for us. And when his disciples James and

13 Bronght unto him little children. See John saw “this" (" that the Samaritans did chap. xviii. 2. And it came to pass after not receive him"), they said, Lord, wilt thou these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, that we command fire to come down from thy father is sick: and he took with him his heaven and consume them, even as Elias did ? two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. And But he turned and rebuked them, and said, Joseph said unto his father, They are my Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. sobs, whom God hath given me in this place. Lu. ix. 49, 50. 54, 55. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto 14 Suffer little children, &c.] I will estabme, and I will bless them. And Israel lish my covenant between me and thee (said stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon God to Abraham), and thy seed after thee in Ephraim's head, who was younger, and his their generations, for an everlasting covenant, left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the first, thee. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed born. And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possesdid walk; the God which fed me all my life sion; and I will be their God. And Abraham long unto this day; the angel which redeemed was ninety years old and nine when he was me from all evil, bless the lads. . And he circumcised. And Ishmael his son was thirblessed them that day, saying, In thee shall teen years old when he was circumcised. In Israel bless, saying, God make thee as the self-same day was Abraham circumcised Ephraim and as Manasseh. And he set and Ishmael his son. Ge. xvii. 7, 8. 24. 26. Ephraim before Manasseh. Ge. xlviii, 1–20. And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, being And when she (Hannah) had weaned him eight days old, as God had commanded him. (Samuel), she took him up with her, with Ge. xxi. 4. The woman came and told her three bullocks, and one ephah of flour, and a husband (Manoah), A man of God said unto bottle of wine, and brought him unto the me, Thou shalt conceive and bear a son. And house of the Lord in Shiloh; and the child now drink no wine, nor strong drink, neither taas young. I Sa. i. 24. The Lord shall eat any unclean thing; for the child shall be increase you more and more, you and your a Nazarite to God from the womb to the day children. Ye are blessed of the Lord, which of his death. Ju. xiii. 6, 7. And "she's made heaven and earth. Ps. cxv. 14, 15. 1 (Hannah") vowed a vow, and said, O Lord will give them (of Judah, saith God) one of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look upon the heart, and one way, that they may fear me affliction of thine handmaid, and remember lor ever, for the good of them and their me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt children after them. Je. xxxii. 39. They give unto thine handmaid a man-child, then brought young children to him, that he should I will give him unto the Lord all the days of louch them; and his disciples rebuked those his life; and there shall no razor come upon that brought them. Mar. X. 13. And they his head. And the Lord remembered her. brought unto him also infants, that he would And the nian Elkanah and all his house went VOL. II.

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and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom 15 of heaven. And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence. 16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what 17 good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said

up to offer unto the Lord the yearly sacrifice, and Silas), What must I do to be saved! and his vow. But Hannah went not up; for Ac. xvi. 30. she said unto her husband, I will not go up Eternal life.] These (the wicked) sbali po until the child be weaned, and then I will away into everlasting punishment; but the bring him, that he may appear before the Lord, righteous into life eternal. Mat. . # and there abide for ever. And when she had Many of them that sleep in the dust of the weaned him, she took him up with her, and earth shall awake; some to everlasting it, brought him unto the house of the Lord in and some to shame, and everlasting contains Shiloh, and the child was young. 1 Sa. i. Da. xii. 2.. So (as Moses lifted up the serurs 11. 19. 22. 24. Samuel ministered before the in the wilderness) must the Son of man Lord, being a child, girded with a linen lifted up, that whosoever believeth in Lim ephod. 1 Sa. ii. 18. Suffer the little children should not perish, but have eternal life. fuis to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of iii. 14, 15. Whosoever drinketh of the Fade such is the kingdom of God. Mar. x. 14. that I shall give him, shall never thirst; kes See Lu. xviii. 16.

the water that I shall give him, shall bein For of such is the kingdom of heaven.] See him a well of water springing up into to chap. xi. 25; xviii. 3. Brethren, be not chil- lasting life. John is. 14. Search the Save dren in understanding; howbeit in malice tures, for in them ye think ye have eternal be ye children, but in understanding be men. life; and they are they which testify of . 1 Co. xiv. 20. Wherefore, laying aside all John v. 39. He that believeth on me (si malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and Christ) hath everlasting life. Lord 1 envies, and all evil-speakings, as new-born Simon Peter), to whom shall we go? then babes desire the sincere milk of the word hast the words of eternal life. Jokasi. 4 that ye may grow thereby. I Pe. ii. 1, 2. 68. I give unto them (my sheep) etan

15 He laid his hands on them, &c.] He life, and they shall never perish, neither ses shall feed his flock like a shepherd; he shall any pluck them out of my hand. Jaka . gather the lambs with his arm, and carry He that hateth his life in this world, sisi them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those keep it unto life eternal, Jokin xii. 2. that are with young. Is. xl. 11. And he thou hast given him (said Jesus to kisla took them up in his arms, put his hands upon venly Father) power over all fleshy that them, and blessed them. Mar. X. 16. The should give eternal life to as many as the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, hast given him. And this is life eternal, tas and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the they might know thee the only true God se husband. Else were your children unclean; Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. Juks se but now are they holy. I Co. vii. 14. From 2, 3. To them who, by patient continente a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, in well-doing seek for glory, and honou, s which are able to make thee wise unto salva- immortality (God will render) eternal tion, through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 2 Ro. ii. 7. Where sin abounded grane Ti. iii. 15.

much more abound. That as sin hath rega 16 One came and said unto him.] There unto death, even so might grace reign themes came one running, and kneeled to him, and righteousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Chris asked him, Good master, what shall I do that our Lord. Ro. v. 20, 21. Now being so I may inherit eternal life ? Mar. X. 17. And free from sin, and become servants to God, a certain ruler asked him, Good master, what have your fruit unto holiness, and the shall I do to inherit eternal life? Lu. everlasting life. For the wages of 3 xvii. 18.

death; but the gift of God is eternal What good thing shall I do ? &c.] Behold, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rere a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, 23. For this cause I obtained mercy * saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit Paul), that in me first Jesus Christmas eternal life? Lu. x. 25. Labour not for the shew forth all long-suffering, for a pattern meat which perisheth, but for that meat which them which should hereafter believe a endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son to life everlasting. I Ti. i. 16. Fight of man shall give unto you, for him hath God good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal the Father sealed. Then said they unto him, whereunto thou art also called, and best What shall we do, that we might work the fessed a good profession before many works of God? Jesus answered and said unto nesses. Charge them that are rich, them, This is the work of God, that ye believe they be rich in good works, laying np ID on him whom he hath sent, John vi. 27, 28, for themselves a good foundation against 29. Sirs (said the gaoler of Philippi to Paul time to come, that they may lay had

mto him, Why callest thou me good there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the comnandments. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt 18 lo no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt noti:

ternal life. Ti. vi. 12. 19. Paul, a servant But if thou 'wilt enter into life.] Ye shall f God, in hope of eternal life, which God, keep my statutes and my judgments, which if hat cannot lie, promised before the world a man do, he shall even live in them; I am egan ; to Titus mine own son, after the the Lord. Le. xviii. 5. I gave them my staummon faith. Tit. i. 2. According to his tutes, and shewed them my judgments, which nercy he saved us, that being justified by his if a man do, he shall even live in them. race we should be made heirs, according to Moreover, also I gave them my sabbaths, to he hope of eternal life. Tit. iii. 7. The life be a sign between me and them, that they ras manifested, and we have seen it, and might know that I am the Lord that sancear witness, and shew unto you, that eternal tify them. Ez. XX. 11, 12. What is written fe which was with the Father, and was ma- in the law (said Jesus to the lawyer who ifested unto us. 1. John i. 2. And this is tempted him, saying, What shall I do to inherit he promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life?)? How readest thou? And he ternal life. 1 John ii. 25. And this is the answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy ecord, that God hath given to us eternal God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, fe, and this life is in his son. He that hath the and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind, on hath life; and he that hath not the Son and thy neighbour as thyself. And he said unto f God hath not life. These things have I him, Thou hast answered right : this do, and Iritten unto you that believe on the name of thou shalt live. Lu. X. 26, 27, 28. Moses de le Son of God, that ye may know that ye scribeth the righteousness which is of the law, ave eternal life, and that ye may believe on the that the man which doeth those things shall ame of the Son of God. 1 John v. 11, 12, 13. live by them. Ro. X. 5. That no man is nd we know that the Son of God is come, and justified by the law in the sight of God, it is ath given us an understanding, that we may evident; for the just shall live by faith. And now him that is true; and we are in him the law is not of faith ; but the man that hat is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ; doeth them shall live in them. Christ hath his is the true God, and eternal life. I John redeemed us from the curse of the law, being

20. Keep yourselves in the love of God, made a curse for us. For it is written, Cursed voking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus is every one that hangeth on a tree. Ga. iii. hrist unto eternal life. Jude 21. See chap. 11, 12, 13. ix. 29. .

18 Which ?] As many as are of the works | 17 There is none good but one, &c.] There of the law are under the curse ; for it is

none holy as the Lord (said Hannah), for written, Cursed is every one that continueth vere is none besides thee ; neither is there not in all things which are written in the ay rock like our God. 1 Sa. ii. 2. Why book of the law to do them. Ga. iii. 10. pastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet and the goodness of God endureth conti- offend in one point, he is guilty of all; for he bally. Ps. lii. I. They (men) shall abun that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Intly utter the memory of thy great good. Do not kill. Now, if thou commit no aduless, and shall sing of thy righteousness. The tery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transord is gracious, and full of compassion, slow gressor of the law. Ja. ii. 10, 11. I anger, and of great mercy: the Lord is Thou shalt do no murder:) See chap. v.

od to all; and his tender mercies are over 21-28. Honour thy father, and thy mother, I his works. Ps. cxlv. 7, 8, 9. Every good that thy days may be long upon the land ft and every perfect gift is from above, and which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Thou imeth down from the Father of lights, with shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adulhom is no variableness, neither shadow of tery. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not

rning. Ja. i. 17. He that loveth not bear false witness against thy neighbour. noweth not God, for God is love. In this Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house. as manifested the love of God toward us, Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, cause that God sent his only-begotten Son nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, to the world, that we might live through nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is m. Herein is love, not that we loved God, thy neighbour's. Ex. xx. 12-17. Honour at that he loved us, and sent his Son to be thy father and thy mother, as the Lord thy le propitiation for our sins. 1 John iv. God hath commanded thee, that thy days may | 9, 10. We have known and believed the be prolonged, and that it may go well with ve that God hath to us. God is love ; and he thee in the land which the Lord thy God lat dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God, and giveth thee. Thou shalt not kill. Neither od in him. 1 John iv. 16.

shalt thou commit adultery. “ Neither shalt

19 steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and

thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from 21 my youth up : what lack I yet? Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt

thou steal.. Neither shalt thou' bear false Nay, father Abraham (said the rich man, being witness against thy neighbour. Neither shalt in torments), if one went unto "them" (" kis thou desire thy neighbour's wife. Neither brethren") from the dead, they will repent. shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses field, or his man-servant, or his maid-servant, and the prophets, neither will they be perhis ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy suaded though one rose from the dead. Lu neighbour's. De, v. 16–21. Thou knowest xvi. 30, 31. The Pharisee stood and prayed the commandments, Do not commit adultery, thus with himself; God, I thank thee that I Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast mother. Mar. X. 19. Thou knowest the twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do possess, All these (commandments) have I not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false wit- kept (said the ruler) from my youth up. Le ness, Honour thy father and thy mother. Lu. xviii. ll, 12. 21. He that is without sin xviii. 20. Owe no man any thing, but to among you said Jesus to them who brought love one another; for he that loveth another, unto him a woman taken in adultery), let him hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt first cast a stone at her. John viii. 7. Nox not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, we know that what things soever the law saith Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false it saith to them who are under the law, that witness, Thou shalt not covet. And if there every mouth may be stopped, and all the be any other commandment, it is briefly com- world may become guilty before God. There prenenaed in this saying, namely, Thou shalt fore by the deeds of the law there shall no love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh flesh be justified in his sight; for by the law w no ill to his neighbour, therefore love is the the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousfulfilling of the law. Ro. xiii. 8, 9, 10. ness of God without the law is manifested,

19 Honour thy father and thy mother.] being witnessed by the law and the prophets; See chap. xv, 4, 5, 6, Ye shall fear every even the righteousness of God which is by man bis mother, and his father, and keep my faith of Jesus Christ, unto all, and upon all sabbaths. Le. xix. 3. The eye that mocketh them that believe, for there is no difference, at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, for all have sinned, and come short of the the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and glory of God. Ro. iii. 19-23. I was alive the young eagles shall eat it. Pr. xxx. 17. without the law once; but when the comChildren, obey your parents in the Lord, for mandment came, sin revived, and I died. this is right. Honour thy father and mother Ro. vii. 9. The law was our schoolmaster te (which is the first commandment with pro- bring us unto Christ, that we might be justimise). Ep. vi. 1, 2.

fied by faith. Ga. jii. 24. Touching the Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.] righteousness which is in the law (said Paul, The second (commandment) is like unto it (the I was) blameless. Phi. iii. 6. first), Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thy- What lack I yet?] One thing thou lackest self. Mat. xxii. 39. Thou shalt not avenge, (said Jesus to the young man that was very nor bear any grudge against the children of rich), go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hash, thy people; but thou shalt love thy neighbour and give to the poor, and thou shall have as thyself. Le. xix. 18. Thou shalt love the treasure in heaven; and come, take up the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all cross, and follow me. Mar. X. 21. Yet lackthy soul, and with all thy strength, and with est thou one thing, sell all that thou hast, and all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt hare Lu. x. 27. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as treasure in heaven ; and come, follow me. thyself. Ro. xiii. 9. For all the law is ful. Lu. xviii. 22. filled in one word, even in this, Thou shalt 21 If thou wilt be perfect.] See chap. I. love thy neighbour as thyself. Ga. v. 14. 19, 20. 48. Noah was a just man, and petIf ye fulfil the royal law according to the fect in his generation, and Noah walked with Scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as God. Ge. vi. 9. Walk before me said the thyself, ye do well. Ja. ii. 8.

Lord to Abram), and be thou perfect. Go 20 All these things have I kept, &c.] xvii. 1. There was a man in the land of l', Master, all these have I observed from my whose name was Job, and that man was per youth. Mar. x. 20. I say unto you, that joy fect, and upright, and one that feared God, shall be in heaven over one sinner that re- and eschewed evil. Job i. 1. Mark the per penteth, more than over ninety and nine just fect man, and behold the upright; for the end persons which need no repentance. Lu. vii. 7. of that man is peace, Ps. xxxvii. 37. The

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