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46 " Then there arose a reasoning among them, 47

which of them should be greatest. And Jesus per

ceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, 48 and set hiin by him. * And said unto them, whoso

ever shall receive this child in my name, receiveth me ::: and whosoever" fhall receive me, receivetli him that fent me: for he that 'is least among you

all, the fame shall be great. 49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw

one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad 50 him, becaufe he followeth not with us. And Jesus

faid unto him, Forbid him not'; for (1) he that is

not against us, is for us. 51. And it came to pass, when the time was come

that he should be received (m) up, heftedfastly 52 set his face to go to Jerufalem, And sent messen

gers before his face: and they went, and entered

into a village of the (n) Samaritans, to make ready 53 for him. And they did not receive him, because his

face was as though he would go to (o) Jerusalem. 54. And when his disciples James and John faw this,

they said, (p) Lord, wilt thou that we command fire

to come down from heaven, and consume them, 55 even as Elias did? But he' turned, and rebuked

them, and faid, Ye know not what manner of 56 fpirit ye are of. For (9) the Son of man is not come is to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they 2 went to another village.

(1) See Matt. xii. 308 Mark ix. 40.

(m) The time now drawing near for his faving the world, hë fet his face, that is, he firmly resolved to prepare for what he knew was to happen to him at Jerusalem.

(n) The country of Samaria lay between Galilee and Jerusalem.) () See John iv. 9. (1) The disciples were equally blameable with the Samaritans.

(9) The religion of Christ is not to be fupported by force and violence, but is of a gentle and gracious fpirit, wishing not to buri, bur lo benefit the body, as well as the foul.

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a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow 58 thee whithersoever thou goeft. And Jesus said un

to him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have

nests, but the Son of man hath not where to lay bis 59 head.. And he said unto another, Follow me a but as he faid, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my fabo ther. Jefus, faid unto him, (r) Let the dead bury

their dead; but go thou and preach the kingdom of 61 God. And another also said, Lord, I will follow

thee; but let me, first go bid them farewel which 62 are at home at my boufe (s)., And Jesus said unto

him, No man having put his hand to the (t) plough, ir and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

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feventyalfo (a), and fept them two and two before Luv his face into every city, and place, whither he himself -2 would come... Therefore Isaid herynto thems: The

harvest truly is great, but the labourers are (b) few : .:. pray ye. therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he 3 would send forth labourers into his harveft. Go your

ways : behold, I send your forth as lambs among 4. wolves (c). Carry neither purse, nor fcrip, por fhoes: 5 and falute no man by the way (dle And into whatso

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ever house ye-enter, firft fay, Peace be to this house. 6 And if the son of peace be there (e), your peace shall 7 reft upon it: if not, it Thall turn to you again. And

in the same house remain, eating and drinking such I things as they give : for the labourer' is worthy of 8 his hire. Go not from house to house (f). And into

whatsoever city ye eiiter, and they receive you, eat 9 such things as are set before you, 'And heal the fick

that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom 10 of God is come nigh unto you. But into whatsoever

city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your Il ways out into the streets of the same, and say, Even " the very duft of your city which cleaveth on us,

we do wipe off against you (g): not withstanding,

be fure of this, that the kingdom of God is come 12 nigh unto you (h). But I say unto you, that it shall

be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for 13 that city. Wo unto thee, Chorazin, wo unto thee; * Bethfaida : for if the mighty works had been done

letrin (i) Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, -MT they had a great while ago repented, fitting in fack

14 cloth and ashes. But it shall be more tolerable for 15 Tyre and Sidon åt the judgment, than for you. And *thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven 16 fhalt be thrust down to hell. He that heareth you,

heareth me : and he that despiseth you, despiseth me:

and he that despifeth me, despifeth him that sent me. 17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying,

Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through (e) If a pious worthy person dwells there.

) To seek for better entertainment. (8) See Matt. X. 14. Note.

(h) Be assured, that you will answer most feverely for not receive ing the terms of salvation now offered to you,

(i). Tyre and Sidon, two great cities, famous for their trade and wealth, were destroyed for their wickedness; and yet they were less guilty than those whom the preaching and miracles of Christ did not kead to repentance.

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18 thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld (k) Sa19 tan as lightning, fall from heaven. Behold, I give

unto you power to tread on (1) serpents and fcor

pions, and over all the power of the enemy; and 20 nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwith

standing in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you: but rather (m) rejoice, because your names are written in heaven,

In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, (n) O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and pru

dent, and haft revealed them unto babes.: even fog 22 Father, for so it seemed good in thy fight. All things

are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father (0); and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom

the Son will reveal him. 23 And he turned him unto his disciples, and said

privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things 24 that ye fee. For I tell you, that many prophets

and kings have desired to see those things which ye fee, and have not seen them; and ito hear. those

things which ye hear, and have not heard them." 25

And behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempt

ed him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit 26 eternal life? He said unto him, What is written 27 in the law? how readeft thou ? And he answering,

faid, Thou shalt love, the. Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy

brength, and with all thy mind, and thy neighbour 28 as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou hast answes

fk) 1 knew the power of Satan. would be destroyed by your preaching

(l) See Mark xvi. 17. - Afts xxviii. 5.

(m) Rejoice rather that you have the means of knowledge and: grace, whereby you may work out your falvation.

(n) See Matt. xi. 25. lo) See Matt. xi. 27

31 half dead.

29 ed right: this do, and thou shalt live. But he will,

ing to justify himself, faid unto Jesus, And who is 30 my neighbour? And Jefus answering, faid, A cera

tain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him

And by chance there came down a certain priest that way; and when he saw him, he paf32 sed by on the other fide. And likewise a Levite,

when he was at the place; came and looked on him, 33 and passed by on the other side. But a certain Sao

maritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: 'and

when he faw him, he had () compaffion on bim, 34

And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and fet hin' on his own beait, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out (9) two pence, and gave them to the hot, and said uito him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou

spendeft more, when I come again, I will repay thee. 36 Which now of these three, thinkelt thou, was neigh37 bour unto him that fell ainong the thieves ? And he

faid, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus cunto him, Go, and do thou likewife.

Now it came to pafs, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman 39 named Martha, received him into her house. And

she had a fifter called Mary, which alfoʻsat at Jesus' 40' feet, and heard his word. But Martha' was cum

bered about 'much ferving ('), and came to him, and laid, Lord, dost thou not care that my fifter hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she



(b) A noble example to us to lay afide religious prejudices, and to act as friends and neighbours to any one that wants relief !

(9) See Matt. xxii. 19.

(3) Martha was wearied and fatigued with preparing for Christ's entertainment.

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