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C H A P. XVI.
TH CHE Pharisees I. Bout this time fome also with the
of the Superstitious Sadducees, camc,and tempting, desired Pharisees and unbelieving him that he would Sadducees came to Jesus, ta thew them a sign tempt him and ask him from heaven.
captious Questions, that they might find some opportunity of reproaching and accusing him. And they desired that he would shew fome miraculous Sign immediately from Heaven, which might demonstrate him to be sent by Godjand to act by his Power
and Commission. 2 He answered
2, & 3: But Jesus knowand said unto them, ing their Obstinacy and MaWhen it is evening, ye say, It will be fair lice, answered them thus. weather : for the Ye Hypocrites, wherefore sky is red.
do ye urge me to shew you 3 And in the morn
more Signs ; as if God had ing, it will be foul weather to day: for not already given you suffithe sky is red and ciently plain Tokens, to lowring. Oye hy- know both who I am, and pocrites, ye can dircern the face of the wherefore I am fent? Ye sky, but can ye not are skilful enough in fmal
ler Matters, to observe the difcern the signs of Signs and Tokens of Things the times ? that are to happen ; ye can guess by the Face and Colour of the Sky, what Weather is like to be the next Morning or Evening; Why then will you not take pains in Affairs of greater concern, to observe the Periods and Revolutions of Things ? Why can you not ftudy to learn from the Predictions of the Prophets, and from the Things which ye see accordingly come to pass, to know the Time and the Person of the Messias. 4. But ye are a degene
4 A wicked and
adulterous generatirate and perverse Generation
seeketh after a of Men. "Ye have seen many fign, and there shall of the things, which were no sign be given unforetold of the Messias, al- to it, but the sign of
the prophet Jonas. ready accomplished in me ; And he left them, and yet ye will not under- and departed. ftand nor believe. Ye have seen me already work many and great Miracles before your Faces, and yet nothing will convince you but more Signs. I tell you, God will not vouchsafe any more Signs to this Generation,but
only this one to render them inexcusable ; that as Jonas after having been three days buried in the Sea in the Belly of the Whale, was cast up again alive s so Christ, after he shall be killed and buried in the Earth, shall on the third day be raised as
gain. 5 And when his 5. Having given this disciples were come answer, Jesus turned away to the other side,they from the Pharisees and Sadhad forgotten to take bread.
ducees, and left them, and went with his Disciples over the Lake; and as they were in their Passage to the other side, they found that they
had forgotten to take Bread. 6 & Then Jefus 6. Whereupon Jesus ta. said unto them, Take heed and b&ware of king occasion from the Si the leaven of the militude of Bread to draw Pharisees,and of the fome useful Instructions for Sadducees.
his Disciples, bad them take care to avoid the Leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees, meaning their Do&trine and Hypocrisie, which was apt to
spread like Leaven. 9 And they rea 7. But the Disciples not soned among them- understanding his meaning, because we have tak, said among themselves ; this en no bread. is to rebuke us for our for
getfulness in not taking
8 Which when Jesus Mistake, said to them; Why perceiv’d, he said un.
to them, O ye of litare you fo disturbed and tle faith, why reason troubled at your having for-' ye among your selves
have gotten to take Bread? Do because ye you think I am concerned brought no bread. and speak about that? 9. Do you not know how
9 Do ye not yet eafie it would be for me to understand, neither provide Bread, if that were
remember the five
loves of the five the thing I was concerned
thousand, and how about ? Have you forgotten many baskets ye took how I once fed five thousand up? Men with five Loaves, and and yet there remained no less than twelve Baskets full of Fragments ? 10. And how at another
10 Neither the time I. fed four thousand seven loaves of the Men with seven Loaves, and four thousand, and
how there remained no less than
took up? seven Baskets full of Frag. ments ?
11. Why then are you so II How is it that dull and flow of understan-' ye do not understand, ding, as to think that I spake to you concerning
that I (pake it not about Bread, when I bad bread, that ye should you
take heed of the Leaven beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sad
of the Pharisees, and
of the Sadducees. ducees?
Then under. 12. Then they understood, stood they how that that it was not Bread that he bade them not beware of the leaven
of he meant, but the evil Dobread, but of the ctrines and the Hypocrisie of doctrine of the Pha- the Pharisees and Saddus risees, and of the
13 ( When Jesus 13. | After this, Jesus came into the coafts travelled through the Counof Cesarea Philippi, try about Gæfarea Philippi ; he asked his disci
and as he was walking in the ples, saying, Whom do men fay, that I, way, he asked his Disciples, the Son of man, am? What they heard Men talk
about him, and Whom Peo
ple thought him to be ? 14 And they said, 14. They said ; Some Some say that thou art think you to be John the BapJohn the Baptift
, tist, risen again from the some Elias,
dead : Others think you to others Jeremias, or of the pro
be Elias, the Fore-runner of phets.
the Messiah : Others think you to be Jeremiah, or some
other of the Prophets. 15 He saith unto
15. Then he asked them, them, But whom
Whom they themselves thought say ye that I am ?
him to be ? 16 And Simon
16 Peter answered ; you Peter answered and said, Thou art Chrift Son of the most High God,
are Christ, the Messiah, the the son of the living God.
sent into the World for the Redemption of Israel, and to discover the whole Will of God to Mankind.