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daughter was made whole from that very hour. And Jesus departed 29 from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there. And great multitudes came 30 unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them: Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when 31 they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.

him. So the father knew that it was at the departed from them, and the evil spirits went same hour in the which Jesus said unto him, out of them. Ac. xix. 11, 12. Thy son liveth ; and himself believed and his 31 The dumb to speak.] See chap. ix. 33. whole house. John iv. 50-53.

The maimed to be whole.] If thy hand or thy 29 And came nigh unto, &c.] Departing foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came from thee: it is better for thee to enter into unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of life halt or maimed, rather than having two the coasts of Decapolis. Mar. vii. 31. hands, or two feet, to be cast into everlasting fire.

Unto the sea of Galilee.] See chap. iv. 18. Mat. xviii. 8. If thy hand offend thee, eut Sihon, king of the Amorites, ruled from the it off; it is better for thee to enter into life plain to the sea of Chinneroth on the east, and maimed, than having two hands to go into unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea on hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched. the east, &c. Jos. xii. 3. Nevertheless the Mar. ix. 43. When thou makest a feast, dimness shall not be such as was in her vexa- call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind. tion, when at the first he lightly afflicted the Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the land of Zebulun, and the land of Naphtali, city (said the master of the marriage feast in and afterward did more grievously afflict her the parable), and bring in hither the poor, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan in Galilee and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. of the nations. Is. ix. 1. As he walked by Lu. xiv. 13. 21. the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon, and Andrew The lame to walk.] See chap. xi. 5. And his brother, casting a net into the sea, for there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent they were fishers. Mar. i. 16. There came in his feet, being a cripple from his mother's other boats (besides that into which Jesus had womb, who never had walked: the same entered with his disciples) from Tiberias nigh heard Paul speak, who stedfastly beholding unto the place where they did eat bread, after him, and perceiving that he had faith to be that the Lord had given thanks. John vi. 23. healed, said with a loud voice, Stand upright

Went up into a mountain.] See chap. v. 1. ; on thy feet; and he leaped, and walked. Ac. xiii. 2.

xiv. 8-10. 30 Great multitudes came unto him.] See And they glorified, &c.] See chap. ix. 8. chap. iv. 23, 24: xi. 4, 5; xiv. 35, 36. And Call upon me in the day of trouble, I will when they (Jesus and his disciples). were deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me : whoso come out of the ship, straightway they knew offereth praise glorifięth me. Ps. 1. 15. 23. him, and ran through that whole region round Immediately (as Jesus said arise) he (the sick about, and began to carry about in beds those of the palsy) took up the bed, and went forth that were sick, where they heard he was; before them all; insomuch that they were all and whithersoever he entered, into villages, or amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never cities, or country, they laid the sick in the saw it on this fashion. Mar. ii. 12. And streets, and besought him that they might there came a fear on all (when he raised to touch if it were but the border of his gar- life the widow's son at Nain), and they glorified ment; and as many as touched him were God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up made whole. Mar. vi. 54–56. And they among us, and that God hath visited his people. that were vexed with unclean spirits (came to Lu. vii

. 16. One of them" ("the ten lepers), Jesus): and they were healed. And the whole when he saw that he was healed, turned back, multitude sought to touch him ; for there went and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell virtue out of him, and he healed them all. down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks ; Lu. vi. 18, 19. In that same hour (when and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answerJohn's disciples were sent unto Jesus) he cured ing, said, Were there not ten cleansed? But many of their infirmities, and plagues, and of where are the nine ? There are not found evil spirits, and unto many that were blind that returned to give glory to God, save this he gave sight. Lu. vii. 21. God wrought stranger. Lu. xvii. 15-18. And immediately special miracles by the hand of l'aul, so that (when Jesus had said, Receive thy sight) "he" from his body were brought unto the sick, ("the blind beggar of Jericho") received his handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases sight, and followed him, glorifying God; and

32 Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have com

passion on the multitude, because they continue with me now

three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them 33 away fasting, lest they faint in the way. And his disciples say

unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilder34 ness, as to fill so great a multitude? And Jesus saith unto them,

How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few

all the people when they saw it gave praise Lest they faint in the way.) Jonathan unto God. Lu. xviii. 43. Then again called heard not when his father (Suul) charged the they (the Jews) the man that was blind, and people with an oath (saying, Cursed be the said unto him, Give God the praise ; we know man that eateth any food until erening), that this man is a sinner. John ix. 24. wherefore he put forth the end of the rod

God of Israel.] Thy name (said the angel that was in his hand, and dipped it in an that wrestled with Jacob) shall be called no honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth, more Jacob, but Israel, for as a prince hast and his eyes were enlightened. Then answered thou power with God, and with men, and one of the people and said, Thy father straitly hast prevailed. Ge. xxxii. 28. And he charged the people with an oath, saying, Cursed (Jacob) erected there an altar, and called it, be the man that eateth any food this day: and Elelohe Israel (i. e. God, the God of Israel): the people were faint. Then said Jonathan, Ge. xxxiii. 20. Then went up (into the moun. My father hath troubled the land. And they lain) Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and smote the Philistines that day from Michmash seventy of the elders of Israel, and they saw to Ajalon ; and the people were very faint the God of Israel; and there was under his 1 Sa. xiv. 27–31. And "they" ("Dorid feet as it were a paved work of sapphire and his four hundred men") found an Egypstone, and as it were the body of heaven in tian in the field, and brought him to David, his clearness. Ex. xxiv. 9, 10.

and gave him bread, and he did eat; and 32 Jesus called his disciples.] See chap. they made him drink water. And they gave ix. 36 ; xiv. 14. Jesus had compassion him a piece of a cake of figs, and two casters on " them" ("the two blind men of Je- of raisins; and when he had eaten his spirit richo"), and touched their eyes, and imme- came again to him ; for he had eaten no bread diately their eyes received sight. Mat. xx. nor drunk any water three days and three 34. In those days the multitude being very nights. Sa. xxx. 11, 12. If I send them great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called away fasting to their own houses, they will his disciples unto him, and saith unto them, I faint by the way; for divers of them came have compassion on the multitude, because from far. Mar. viii. 3. they have now been with me three days, and 33 Whence should we have so much bread.] have nothing to eat. Mar. viii. 1, 2.' Have See chap. iv. 4. Moses said, The people compassion on us and help us (said the father among whom I am are six hundred thousand of him who had the dumb and deaf spirit). footmen; and thou hast said, I will give Mar. ix. 22.

them flesh, that they may eat a whole month I have compassion on the multitude.] We Shall the flocks and the herds be slain for have not an high priest which cannot be them to suffice them? or shall all the fish of touched with the feeling of our infirmities ; the sea be gathered together for to suffice but was, in all points, tempted like as we are, them? Nu. xi. 21, 22. Give ye them to eat yet without sin. He. iv. 15.

(said Jesus to his disciples). And they say unto Three days.] See chap. xii. 40. We re- him, Shall we go and buy two hundred member said the chief priests, &c.) that that pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat. deceiver said, while he was yet live, After Mar. vi. 37. From whence can a man satisfy three days I will rise again. Mat. xxvii. 63. these men with bread here in the wilderness t While the day was coming on, Paul besought Mar. viii. 4, 5. Whence shall we buy bread them all (that were in the ship with him in that these may eat? Philip answered him, his dangerous voyage to Rome) to take meat, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not saying, This day is the fourteenth day that sufficient for them, that every one of them ye have tarried and continued fasting, having may take a little. John vi. 5.7. taken nothing. Ac. xxvii. 33.

To fill so great a multitude.] See chap And have nothing to eat.] See chap. vi. xiv. 15. We have no more but five loaves 32, 33. Seek not ye (said Jesus) what ye and two fishes, except we should go and buy shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be meat for all this people. La, ix. 13. There ye of doubtful mind. For all these things do is a lad here which hath five barley-leaves the nations of the world seek after, and your and two small fishes ; but what are they among Father knoweth that ye have need of these so many (said Andrew to Jesus)! John vi. 9. things. Lu. xii. 29, 30.

34 How many loaves have ye? Do ye not

little fishes. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on 35 the ground. And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and 36 gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. And they did all eat, and were filled : 37 and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full. And they that did eat were four thousand men, besides 38 women and children. And he sent away the multitude, and took 39 ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.

CHAPTER XVI.

The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting de- 1

understand, neither remember the five them all, and when he had broken it he loaves of the five thousand, and how many began to eat. Ac. xxvii. 35. He that eateth, baskets ye took up? How is it that ye do eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks ; not understand that I spake it not to you and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth concerning bread, that ye should beware of not, and giveth God thanks. Ro. xiv. 6. Whethe leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sad- ther therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ducees? Mat. xvi. 9. 11.

ye do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Co. x. 31. Few little fishes.] And while they yet be- The Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the lieved not for joy (at Jesus' appearing among latter times some shall depart from the faith, them), and wondered, he said unto them, commanding to abstain from meats, which God Have ye here any meat ? And they gave hath created to be received with thanksgiving him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honey, of them which believe and know the truth. comb. Lt. xxiv. 41, 42. As soon as they for every creature of God is good, and no(the disciples) were come to land, they saw a thing to be refused, if it be received with fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon and thanksgiving. 1 Ti. iv. 3, 4. ssti used bread. Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the 37 Au eat.] See verse 33. See chap. xiv. 20, fish which ye have now caught. John xxi. 21. He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth 9, 10.

the hungry soul with goodness. Ps. cvii. 9. 35 To sit down on the ground.] See chap. He hath filled the hungry with good things. xiv. 19. They (the people) sat down in ranks, Lu. i. 53. by hundreds and by fifties. Mar. vi. 40. Seven baskets full.] Do ye not underMake them (said Jesus) sit down by fifties in stand, neither remember the five loaves of the a company. Lu. ix. 14. Make the men sit five thousand, and how many baskets ye took down (said Jesus). Now there was much grass up; neither the seven loaves of the four thouin the place. John vi. 10.

sand, and how many baskets ye took up ? 36 And gave thanks, &c.] And as they Mat. xvi. 9, 10. They (the four thousand) were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, did eat and were filled, and they took of the and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and broken meat that was left seven baskets. said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he Mar. viii. 8. When I brake the five loaves took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to among five thousand, how many baskets full them, saying, Drink ye all of it. Mat. xxvi. 26, of fragments took ye up? They say unto 27. As soon as ye be come into the city (said the him, Twelve. And when the seven among young maidens to Saul and his servant, seeking four thousand, how many baskets full of fragSamuel), ye shall straightway find him, before ments took ye up? And they said, Seven. he go up to the high place to eat ; for the And he said unto them, How is it that ye do people will not eat until he come, because he not understand ? Mar. viii. 19, 20, 21. n doth bless the sacrifice: and afterwards they 39 He sent away the multitude.] See chap. eat that be bidden. 1 Sa. ix. 13. And it xiv. 22. And straightway he entered into a came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he ship with his disciples, and came into the took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and parts of Dalmanutha. Mar. viii. 10. gave to them. Lu. xxiv. 30. Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he CHAP. XVI. Pharisees.] See chap. iii, distributed to the disciples, and the disciples 7; v. 20; ix. 11; xii. 14. The Scribes and to them that were set down, and likewise of the Pharisees (said Jesus) sit in Moses' seat. the fishes as much as they would. John vi. Mat. xxiii. 2. The next day that followed the 11. And when he had thus spoken, he took day of the preparation, the chief priests and bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of Pharisees came together unto Pilate, saying,

2 sired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. He

answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be 3 fair weather : for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul

weather to-day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites,

ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the 4 signs of the times ? A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh

after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, bnt the sign 5 of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed. And

when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten 6 to take bread. Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and be. 7 ware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. And

to pass.

Sir, we remember, that that deceiver said, while 4 Wicked and adulterous generation.] See he was yet alive, After three days I will rise chap. xii. 39, 40. Why doth this generation again. Mat. xxvii. 62, 63.

seek after a sign? Verily I say unto you, Sadducees.] See verse 6. 11. and chap. iii. there shall no sign be given unto this genera7, 8. The same day came to “him" (" Jesus") tion. Mar. viii. 12. Save yourselves from the Sadducees, which say that there is no this untoward generation (said Peter on the resurrection. Mat. xxii. 23. Then came to day of Pentecost). Ac. ii. 40. him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that But the sign of the prophet Jonas.] Jonah there is any resurrection. Lu. xx. 27. Then was in the belly of the fish (which the Lord the high priest rose up, and all they that were had prepared to swallow him) three days and with him (which is the sect of the Sad- three nights. Jonah i. 17.' This is an evil ducees,) and were filled with indignation. generation ; they seek a sign. And there Ac. v. 17.

shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas A sign from heaven.] See chap. xii. 38, the prophet; for as Jonas was a sign unto the 39. When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to straightway ye say, There cometh a shower, this generation. Lu. xi. 29, 30. and so it is. And when ye see the south wind And he left them, and departed.] See chap. blow, ye say, There will be heat, and it cometh xv. 14. My spirit shall not always strive Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the with man, for that he also is flesh.

Ge. vi. 3. face of the sky and of the earth ; but how is Though they bring up their children, yet will it that ye do not discern this time? Lu, xii. I bereave them, that there shall not be a man 54, 55, 56. Our fathers did eat manna in the left : yea, woe also to them when I depart desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from them. Ho. ix. 12. And “they" ("the from heaven. John vi. 31.

Gadarenes") began to pray him to depart 2 When it is evening.] See A sign from out of their coasts; and when he was come heaven," preced. com.

into the ship, he that had been possessed with 3 O ye hypocrites.] See chap. vii. 5. and the Devil prayed him that he might be with xy, 7. Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, him. Mar. v. 17, 18. And he (Gallio the hypocrites ; for ye shut up the kingdom of deputy of Achaia) drave them (Paul and his heaven against men, for ye neither go in accusers) from the judgment-seat. Ac. yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are xviii. 16. entering to go in. Mat. xxii. 13. Woe 5 Were come to the other side.] He left unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; them, and entering into the ship, again defor ye are as graves wbich appear not, and the parted to the other side. Now the disciples men that walk over them are not aware of had forgotten to take bread, neither had they them. Lu. xi. 44. Thou hypocrite (said in the ship with them more than one loal. Jesus to the ruler of the synagogue), doth not Mar. viii. 13, 14. each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox 6 See verse 1. and com. or his ass from the stall, and lead him away Take heed.] Take heed and beware of to watering ? and ought not this woman (who covetousness; for a man's life consisteth not was bowed together with an infirmity), being a in the abundance of the things which he posdaughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath Sesseth. Lu. xii. 15. bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed The leaven, &c.] See verse 12. Seven from this bond on the sabbath-day? Lu. days shall ye eat unleavened bread, even the xiii. 15, 16.

first day ye shall put away leaven out of your The signs of the times.] See chap. iv. 23. houses; for whosoever eateth leavened bread and xi. 25. Of the children of Issachar, which from the first day until the seventh day, that were men that had understanding of the times, soul shall be cut off from Israel. And ye to know what Israel ought to do : the heads of shall observe the feast of unleavened bread:

em were two hundred. I Ch. xii. 32. for in this self-same day have I brought your

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they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread. Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto 8 them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread? Do ye not yet understand, 9 neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? Neither the seven loaves of the four 10 thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? How is it that ye 11 do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? Then understood they how that he bade them not 12

armies out of the land of Egypt. Therefore camest forth from God. John xvi. 30. Neishall ye observe this day in your generations ther is there any creature that is not manifest by an ordinance for ever. In the first month, in his (God's) sight. But all things are on the fourteenth day of the month at even, naked and opened unto the eyes of him with ye shall eat unleavened bread until the one whom we have to do. He. iv. 13. I am he and twentieth day of the month at even. (said the Son of God) which searcheth the Seven days shall there be no leaven found in reins and the heart; and I will give unto your houses ; for whosoever eateth that which every one of you according to your works. is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off Re. ii. 23. from the congregation of Israel, whether he O ye of little faith.] See chap. vi. 30; viii. be a stranger, or born in the land. Ex. xii. 26 ; xiv. 31. 15-19. No meat offering which ye shall 9 Ye not yet understand.] See chap. xv. bring unto the Lord shall be made with 16, 17. Are ye so without understanding leaven, for ye shall burn no leaven, nor any also ? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever honey in any offering of the Lord made by thing from without entereth into the man, it fire. Le. ii. 11. Take heed, beware of the cannot defile him. Mar. vii. 18. O fools leaven of the Pharisees and of the leaven of and slow of heart to believe all that the proHerod. Mar. viii. 15. Beware ye of the phets have spoken. Ought not Christ to have leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. suffered these things, and to enter into his Lu. xii. 1. Know ye not that a little leaven glory? And beginning at Moses and all the leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out there- prophets, he (Jesus) expounded unto them (the fore the old leaven, that ye may be a new two disciples going to Emmaus) in all the Scriplump, as ye are unleavened; for even Christ tures the things concerning himself

. Lu. xxiv, our passover is sacrificed for us. I Co. v. 25, 26, 27. As many as I love I rebuke and 6, 7, 8. A little leaven leaveneth the whole chasten; be zealous therefore, and repent: lump. Ga. v. 9. Shun profane and vain Re. iii. 19. babblings, for they will increase unto more The five loaves, &c.] See chap. xiv. 17-21. ungodliness ; and their word will eat as doth 10 The seven loaves, &c.] See chap. xv. a canker. 2 T'i. ii. 16, 17.

34–38. How many loaves have ye (said 7 They reasoned, &c.] They reasoned Jesus)? and they said, Seven. And he comamong themselves, saying, It is because we manded the people to sit down upon the have no bread. And when Jesus knew it, he ground ; and he took the seven loaves, and saith unto them, Why reason ye because ye gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his dishave no bread? Perceive ye not yet, neither ciples to set before them. And they had a few understand, have ye your heart yet hardened ? small fishes, and he blessed, and commanded Having eyes, see ye not ? and having ears, to set them also before them. So they did eat hear ye not? And do ye not remember (the and were filled : and they took up of the miracles of the loaves, &c.)? Mar. viii. 16, broken meat that was left seven baskets. And 17, 18. See Lu. ix. 46. Rise, Peter; kill, and they that had eaten were about four thousand, eat (said the voice in the vision). But Peter and he sent them away. Mar. viii. 5-9. See said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten verse 37. any thing that is common or unclean. Ac. 11 Is it that ye do not understand ?] When x. 13, 14.

he was alone, they that were about him with 8 When Jesus perceived.] Jesus did not the twelve asked of him the parable (of the commit himself unto “them” (the Jews"), sower, &c.). Mar. iv. 10. How is it that ye because he knew all men, and needed not that do not understand ? Mar. viii. 21. Ye any should testify of man ; for he knew what hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky was in man. John ii. 24, 25. Now are we and of the earth ; but how is it that ye do sure (said his disciples) that thou knowest not discern this time? Lu. xii. 56. Why do all things, and needest not that any man ye not understand my speech? Even because should ask thee; by this we believe that thou ye cannot hear my word. John viii. 43.

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