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them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are 4

clean spirits ; and commanded them that they them up unto their own hearts' lust; and they should take nothing for their journey, save a walked in their own counsels. Ps. Ixxxi. 10, staff only: no scrip, no bread, no money in 11, 12. Because I have called, and ye retheir purse : but be shod with sandals ; and fused; I have stretched out my hand, and no not put on two coats. And he said unto man regarded ; but ye have set at nought all them, In what place soever ye enter into an my counsel, and would none of my reproof: house, there abide till ye depart from that I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock place. And whosoever shall not receive you, when your fear cometh ; when your fear nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off cometh as desolation, and your destruction the dust under your feet for a testimony against cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of call upon me, but I will not answer ; they Judgment than for that city. Mar. vi. 7-11. shall seek me early, but they shall not find Then he called his twelve disciples together, me: for that they hated knowledge, and did and gave them power and authority over all not choose the fear of the Lord : they would devils, and to cure diseases. And he sent none of my counsel : they despised all my rethem to preach the kingdom of God, and to proof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit heal the sick; and he said unto them, Take of their own way, and be filled with their own nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor devices. For the turning away of the simple scrip, neither bread, neither money ; neither shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools have two coats a piece. And whatsover house shall destroy them. Pr. i. 24-32.' For thus ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart. saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, And whosoever will not receive you, when ye In returning and rest shall ye be saved ; in go out of that city, shake off the very dust quietness and in confidence shall be your from your feet for a testimony against them. strength; and ye would not. Is. xxx. 15. And they departed, and went through the Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, towns, preaching the gospel, and healing and see, and ask for the old paths, where is every where. Ln. ix. 1-6. Blessed is he the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God, find rest for your souls. But they said, We (said one that sat at meat with Jesus). Then will not walk therein. Also I set watchmen said he unto them, A certain man made over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of a great supper, and bade many: and sent the trumpet. But they said, We will not his servant at supper-time to say to them that hearken.Je. vi. 16, 17. As they called were bidden, Come, for all things are now them, so they went from them : they sacrificed ready. Lu. xiv. 15, 16, 17. And the Spirit unto Baalim, and burnt incense to graven and the bride say, Come. And let him that images. And my people are bent to backheareth say, Come. And let him that is sliding from me: though they called them to athirst come.

And whosoever will, let him the most High, none at all would exalt him. take the water of life freely. Re. xxii. 17. Ho. xi. 2. 7. “ He" (the "elder brotherof

That were bidden to the wedding.) As the prodigal son in the parable) was angry, soon as ye be come into the city (said the and would not go in; therefore came his maidens of whom Saul and his servant enquired, father out and entreated him. Lu. xv. 28. 1: " the Seer" (" Samuel") here?) ye shali Those mine enemies (said the nobleman in the straightway find him, before he go up to the parable) which would not that I should high place to eat ; for the people will not eat reign over them, bring hither and slay them until he come, because he doth bless the before me. Lu. xix. 27. Ye will not come to sacrifice; and afterwards they eat that be bid- me (said Jesus) that ye might have life. John den. I Sa. ix. 13. Hold thy peace at the v. 40. When the Jews saw the multitudes presence of the Lord God; for the day of the (that came together to hear the word of God Lord is at hand; for the Lord hath prepared from the mouth of Paul and Barnabas), they a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests. Že. i. 7. were filled with envy, and spake against those

And they would not come.] O Jerusalem, things which were spoken by Paul, contraJerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and dicting and blaspheming. Ac. xiii. 45. To stonest them which are sent to thee; how Israel, “ He" (" the Lord ") saith, All day often would I have gathered thy children to- long I have stretched forth my hands unto a gether, even as a hen gathereth her chickens disobedient and gainsaying people. Ro. x. under her wings, and ye would not. Mat. 21. See that ye refuse not him that speaketh ; xxiii. 37. Lu. xiii. 34. I am the Lord thy for if they escaped not who refused him that God, which brought thee out of the land of spake on earth, much more shall not we escape Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill if we turn away from him that speaketh from it. But my people would not hearken to my heaven. He. xii. 25. voice; and Israel would none of me. So I gave 4 Other servants.) After these things

bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner : my oxen and my

fatlings are killed, and all things are ready : come unto the mar5 riage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to

(having sent out the Apostles), the Lord ap- say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the pointed other seventy also, and sent them two Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no and two before his face into every city and life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and place whither he himself would come (say- drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I ing), He that heareth you heareth me; and will raise him up at the last day. For my he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me. indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinkLu. X. 1. 16. Thus it is written (said Jesus eth my blood, dwelleth in me and I in him. to the Apostles before his ascension), and thus As the living Father hath sent me, and I live it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from by the Father, so he that eateth me, even he the dead the third day: and that repentance shall live by me. John vi. 50–57. He that and remission of sins should be preached in spared not his own Son, but delivered him up his name among all nations, beginning at Jeru- for us all, how shall he not with him also salem. Lu. xxiv. 46, 47. Ye shall receive freely give us all things ? Ro. viii. 32. Purge power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, you ; and ye shall be witnesses unto me (said as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Jesus), both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, passover is sacrificed for us. Therefore let us and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither of the earth. Ac. i. 8. Now they (the dis- with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but ciples) which were scattered abroad upon the with the unleavened bread of sincerity and persecution that arose about Stephen, travelled truth. I Co. v. 7, 8. as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, And all things are ready.] See rerse & preaching the word to none, but unto the Jews “ They” (the Israelites ") and our fathers only. And some of them were men of Cyprus refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy and Cyrene, which when they were come to wonders that thou didst among them; but Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and the Lord Jesus. Ac. xi. 19, 20. Then Paul merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was and forsookest them not. Ne. ix. 17. Thon, necessary that the word of God should first Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, and plenhave been spoken to you : but seeing ye put teous in mercy unto all them that call upon it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy thee. Ps. lxxxvi. 5. Come, for all things of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. are now ready (said the servant at supper-tint For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, to them that were bidden). Li. xiv. 17. I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, 5 They made light of it.] And Lot went that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the out and spake unto his sons-in-law, which ends of the earth. Ac. xiii. 46, 47. After married his daughters, and said, Up, get ye three days Paul called the chief of the Jews out of “this place" ("Sodom"), for the Lord together : and when they were come together, will destroy this city. But he seemed as one he said unto them, Men and brethren, though that mocked unto his sons-in-law. Ge. sir. I have committed nothing against the people, 14. Thus Esau despised his birth-right. Ge. or customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered xxv. 34. Yea, they despised the pleasant prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the land ; they believed not his word; but murRomans. Ac. xxviii. 17.

mured in their tents; and hearkened not unto Behold, I have prepared my dinner.] Wis- the voice of the Lord. Ps. cvi. 24, 25. The dom hath builded her house ; she hath hewn fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowout her seven pillars; she hath killed her ledge. Because I have called and ye refused; beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath I have stretched out my hand, and no man also furnished her table. Pr. ix. 1, 2. Eat, regarded : But ye have set at nought all my O friends (saith Christ to his church), drink, counsel, and would none of my reproof. Pr. yea, drink abundantly, 0 beloved. Can, v. 1. i. 7. 24, 25. Others (who witnessed the descent This is the bread which cometh down from of fiery tongues, &c). mocking, said, These heaven, that a man may eat thereof and not men are full of new wine. Ac. ii. 13. Go die. I am the living bread (said Christ) thy way for this time, said Felix to Panl, which came down from heaven; if any man when I have a convenient season I will call eat of this bread, he shall live for ever': and for thee. Ac. xxiv. 25. Despisest thou the the bread that I will give is my flesh, which riches of his goodness, and forbearance, and I will give for the life of the world. The Jews long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness therefore strove among themselves, saying, of God leadeth thee to repentance ? Ro. ii. 4. How can this man give us his flesh to eat? How shall we escape if we neglect so great Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I salvation ; which at the first began to be

his farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his 6 servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. But 7 when the king heard thereof, he was wroth : and he sent forth

spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto would love his own: but because ye are not us by them that heard him. He. ii. 3. of the world, but I have chosen you out of the

One to his farm.] See chap. xiii. 22. As world, therefore the world hateth you. Rein the days that were before the food, they member the word that I said unto you, The were eating and drinking, marrying and giving servant is not greater than his Lord. If they in marriage, until the day that Noe entered have persecuted me, they will also persecute into the ark, and knew not until the flood you; if they have kept my saying, they will came and took them all away; so shall also keep your's also. John xv. 19, 20. They the coming of the Son of man be. Mat. xxiv, shall put you out of the synagogues; yea, the 38, 39. And they all (that were bidden) with time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will one consent began to make excuse. The first think that he doeth God service. And these said unto“ him" (the servant that was sent to things will they do unto you, because they invite the guests), I have bought a piece of have not known the Father, nor me. John ground, and I must needs go and see it; I xvi. 2, 3. And they" ("the priests and cappray thee have me excused. And another tain of the temple") laid hands on "them said, I have married a wife, and therefore I (Peter and John") and put them in hold cannot come. Lu. xiv. 18. 20. As it was unto the next day, for it was now even-tide. in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the Ac. iv. 3. To “him” (Gamaliel") “they" days of the Son of man. They did eat, they (the council") agreed ; and when they had drank, they married wives, they were given in called the apostles, and beaten them, they marriage, until the day that Noe entered into commanded that they should not speak in the the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed name of Jesus, and let them go. And they them all. Likewise also as it was in the days departed from the presence of the council, reof Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, joicing that they were counted worthy to suffer they sold, they planted, they builded; but the shame for his name. Ac. v. 40, 41.' Ye stiffsame day that Lot went out of Sodom, it necked, and uncircumcised in heart and ears rained fire and brimstone from heaven and (said Stephen), ye do always resist the Holy destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in Ghost; as your fathers did, so do ye. Which the day when the Son of man is revealed. In of the prophets have not your fathers persethat day, he which shall be upon the house- cuted; and they have slain them which shewed top, and his stuff in the house, let him not before of the coming of the Just One, of whom come down to take it away: and he that is in ye have been now the betrayers and murthe field, let him likewise not return back. derers; who have received the law by the Remember Lot's wife. Lu. xvii. 26–32. To disposition of angels, and have not kept it. be carnally minded is death ; but to be spiritu. When they heard these things they were cut ally minded is life and peace. Ro. viii. 6. In to the heart, and they gnashed on him with the last days perilous times shall come, for men their teeth. But he being full of the Holy shall be lovers of their ownselves ; traitors, Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on than lovers of God. 2 Ti. iii. 1, 2. 4.

the right hand of God. Then they cried out 6 The remnant took his servants, &c.] See with a loud voice, and stopped their ears; chap. v. 10, 11, 12; x. 12—18. 22–25; xxi. and ran upon him with one accord. Ac. vii. 35. 39. Behold, I send unto you prophets, 51–57. Ye, brethren, became followers of and wise men, and Scribes: and some of them the churches of God, which in Judea are in şe shall kill and crucify; and some of them Christ Jesus, for ye also have suffered like shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and things of your own countrymen, even as they persecute them from city to city: that upon have of the Jews; who both killed the Lord you may come all the righteous blood shed Jesus and their own prophets, and have perupon the earth, from the blood of righteous secuted us: and they please not God, and are Abel, unto the blood of Zacharias son of Bar, contrary to all men. 1 Th. ii. 14, 15. achias, whom ye slew between the temple and 7 He was wroth.] See chap. xxi. 40, 41. the altar. Verily I say unto you, all these Those mine enemies (said the nobleman who things shall come upon this generation. O left money with his servants), which would not Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the that I should reign over them, bring hither, prophets, and stonest them which are sent and slay them before me. Lu. xix, 27. unto thee, how often would I have gathered “ They" (" the Jews") please not God, and thy children together, even as a hen gathereth are contrary to all men; forbidding us to her chickens under her wings, and ye would speak to the Gentiles, that they might be vot. Me. xxiii. 34–37. If ye were of the saved; to fill up their sins alway; for the

wrath world (said Jesus to his disciples), the world is come upon thein to the uttermost. 1 Th. his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their 8 city. Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but 9 they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into

the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.


ii. 15, 16. The time is come that judgment the locust hath eaten, the canker-worm, and must begin at the house of God; and if it first the caterpillar, and the palmer-worm, my begin at us, what shall the end be of them great army which I sent among you. Joel ii

. that obey not the Gospel of God? And if the 1l. 25. I will also gather all nations, and righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the will bring them down into the valley of Jehoungodly and sinner appear. 1 Pe. iv. 17, 18. shaphat, and will plead with them there, for

His armies.] The Lord shall bring a nation my people, and for my heritage, Israel, whom against thee from far, from the end of the they have scattered among the nations, and earth, as swift as the eagle fieth; a nation parted my land. Joel iii. 2. But those mine whose tongue thou shalt not understand. A enemies which would not that I should reiga nation of fierce countenance, which shall not over them, bring hither, and slay them before regard the person of the old, nor shew favour Lu. xix. 27. to the young. And he shall eat the fruit of 8 The wedding is ready.] See verse 4. thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou But they which were bidden, &c.] See chap. be destroyed, &c. De. xxviii. 49, 50, 51. x. 11-13. 37, 38. But they which shall be O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the accounted worthy to obtain that world, and staff in their hand is mine indignation; I will the resurrection from the dead, neither marry send him against an hypocritical nation, and nor are given in marriage. Lu. XX. 35. against the people of my wrath will I give him Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye a charge-to take the spoil and to take the may be accounted worthy to escape all these prey, and to tread them down like the mire things that shall come to pass, and to stand of the streets. Howbeit, he meaneth not so, before the Son of man. Lu. xxi. 36. It was neither doth his heart think so; but it is in necessary (said Paul and Barnabas to the his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a Jews) that the word of God should first have few. Is. x. 5, 6, 7. Lift ye up a banner upon been spoken to you, but seeing ye put it from the high mountain, exalt the voice unto you, and judge yourselves unworthy of ever"them" (" of his wrath”). Shake the band, lasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles de that they may go into the gates of the nobles. xiii. 46. We ourselves glory in you, for your I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have patience and faith, in all your persecutions also called my mighty ones for mine anger, and tribulations that ye endure, which is a even them that rejoice in my highness. The manifest token of the righteous judgment of noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as God, that ye may be counted worthy of the of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer. kingdoms of nations gathered together : the 2 Th. i. 4, 5. Thou hast a few names even Lord of hosts mustereth the host of the battle. in Sardis, which have not defiled their garThey come from a far country, from the end ments; and they shall walk with me in white, of heaven, even the Lord, and the weapons of for they are worthy. Re. iii. 4. Blessed are his indignation, to destroy the whole land. they that do his commandments, that they Is. xiii. 2–5. Thou art my battle-axe, and may have right to the tree of life, and may weapons of war (said God to Israel), for with enter in through the gates into the city. Re. thee will I break in pieces the nations; and xxii. 14. with thee will I destroy kingdoms. And with 9 Ye therefore into the highways.] Wisthee will I break in pieces the horse and his dom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in rider ; and with thee will I break in pieces the streets; she crieth in the chief place of the chariot and his rider. With thee also will concourse, in the openings of the gates; in the I break in pieces man and woman; and with city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, thee will I break in pieces old and young; ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity! And and with thee will I break in pieces the young the scorners delight in their scorning, and man and the maid. I will also break in pieces fools hate knowledge ? Turn you at my rewith thee the shepherd and his flock; and proof. Behold, I will pour out my Spirit unto with thee will I break in pieces the husband- you, I will make known my words unto you. man and his yoke of oxen ; and with thee Pr. i. 20—23. Doth not wisdom cry! and will I break in pieces captains and rulers. understanding put forth her voice? She Je. li. 20—23. And the Lord shall utter his standeth in the top of high places, by the voice before his army; for his camp is very way in the places of the paths. She crieth great: for he is strong that executeth his word. at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the For the day of the Lord is great, and very coming in at the doors. Unto you, O men, ! terrible, and who can abide it? And I will call: and my voice is to the sons of man. 0 restore to "you" (" Zion") the years that ye simple, understand wisdom; and ye fools,

So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered toge- 10 ther all as many as they found, both bad and good : and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came 11

be of an understanding heart. Pr. viii. 1–5. which took their lamps, and went forth to Whoso is simple let him turn in hither; as for meet the bridegroom : and five of them were him that wanteth understanding, she saith to wise, and five were foolish. Mat. xxv. 1, 2. him, Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not wine which I have mingled. Forsake the inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived, foolish and live; and go in the way of under- neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulstanding. Pr. ix. 4, 5, 6. Ho, every one terers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themthat thirsteth, come ye to the waters; and he selves with mankind ; nor thieves, nor covetthat hath no money, come ye, buy, and eat; ous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extoryea, come, buy wine and milk, without money tioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. and without price. Wherefore do ye spend And such were some of you. But ye are money for that which is not bread ? And washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are your labour for that which satisfieth not? justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that by the Spirit of our God. 1 Co. vi. 9, 10, 11. which is good, and let your soul delight itself we do all things, dearly beloved, for your in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto edifying (said Paul), lest when I come again, me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I my God will humble me among you, and will make an everlasting covenant with you, that I shall bewail many which have sinned even the sure mercies of David. Seek ye the already, and have not repented of the uncleanLord while he may be found, call ye upon ness, and fornication, and lasciviousness, which him while he is near. Let the wicked for they have committed. 2 Co. xii. 21. They sake his way, and the uprighteous man his went out from us; but they were not of us. thoughts; and let him return unto the Lord, For if they had been of us, they would, no and he will have mercy upon him; and to our doubt, have continued with us : but they went God, for he will abundantly pardon. Is. lv. out, that they might be made manifest that 1, 2, 3. 6, 7. Go ye into all the world (said they were not all of us. 1 John ii. 19. But Jesus to the eleven apostles), and preach the I have a few things against “thee" (" the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth angel of the church in Pergamos "), because and is baptized, shall be saved; but he that thou hast there them that hold the doctrine believeth not, shall be damned. Mar. xvi. of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumb15, 16. Go out quickly (said the master of ling-block before the children of Israel, to eat the house to the servant in the parable) into the things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit streets and lanes of the city, and bring in fornication. So hast thou also them that hold hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, I hate. I have a few things against “thee it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet (also the angel" of the church in Thyatira), there is room. And the Lord said unto the because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and and compel them to come in, that my house to seduce my servants to commit fornication, may be filled. For I say unto you, that none and to eat things sacrificed unto idols : and I of those men which were bidden shall taste of gave her space to repent of her fornication, my supper. Lu. xiv. 21–24. Thus it be- and she repented not. Behold I will cast her hoved, that repentance and remission of sins into a bed, and them that commit adultery should be preached in his name among all with her into great tribulation, except they nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Lu. xxiv. repent of their deeds. And I will kill her 47. I have set thee (so hath the Lord com- children with death ; and all the churches manded us, said Paul and Barnabas) to be a shall know that I am he which searcheth the light of the Gentiles; that thou shouldest be reins and hearts, and I will give unto every for salvation unto the ends of the earth. Ac. one of you according to your works. Re. ii. xii. 47. Unto me, who am less than the 14–16. 20—23. least of all saints, is this grace given ; that I And the wedding was furnished, &c.] While should preach among the Gentiles the un- "they" (the foolish virgins in the parable") searchable riches of Christ. Ep. iii. 8. And went to buy (oil for their lamps), the bridethe Spirit and the bride say, Come; and let groom came, and they that were ready went him that heareth say, Come; and let him that in with him to the marriage: and the door is athirst come ; and whosoever will, let him was shut. Mat. xxv. 10. And “they” (the take the water of life freely. Re. xxii. 17. four beasts and four and twenty elders" which

10 Both bad and good.] See verse 11, 12. fell down before the Lamb) sung a new song, Chap. xiii. 38. 47. 48. Then shall the king- saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and dom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, to open the scals thereof; for thou wast slain,

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