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Acquaintance, sat down with Jesus and and his Di

fciples. 11 And when the

Which when the Pharisees saw it,they proud Pharisees law, they said unto his difciples, Why eateth

were moved with Envy ; your mafter with but not daring to provoke publicans and fin. Jesus himself, who had for

merly with Authority reproved their Pride, they asked his Disciples; Why doth your Master, who pretends to be a holy and fanctified Person, keep company with the worst of Men, with Tax.gatherers and

Sinners ? 12 But when Je 12. But Jesus hearing fus heard that,he said them ask the Question, anunto them, They swered: As those that are that be whole need in health, need not the afnot a physician, but they that are fick. fiftance of a Physician, but

those that are fick ; so those that are righteous, need not my Exhortations to Repentance, but those that are Sinners. Since therefore ye account your selves just Perfons, who do not need my Inftructions, why are ye angry with me for keeping company with such as do?

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13. And if ye account it 13 But go ye and an unfit thing, or a kind of learn what that mea

neth, I will have defilement, for a Man to

mercy and not fakeep company with Sinners, crifice: for I am not whom he may advantage come to call the by his Advice and Instructi. righteous, but fin

ners to repentance, on; What think you,means that Saying of the Prophet Hofea, ( Hof.6. 6.) I will bave mercy, rather than sacrifice ? For my part, I think it the best thing a Man can do, to converse with such Persons with designs of Mercy and Charity ; and the great Design of my coming into the World, was not to call the Righteous, but those that have been Sinners, to Repentance and Reformation 14 After this, the Di

14 ( Then cang fciples of John the Baptist

, to him the disciples who being used to Fasting do we and the Pha

of John, faying, Why and Austerities, did through risees faft oft,but thy humane Infirmity fome. disciples faft not? what envy the Disciples of Christ, who used no such Severities; came to Jesus and asked him, saying ; Why, since we and the Pharifees fast often, do not your Disciples , if they pretend

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nefs, fast also ? 15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the the Guests at a Marriage

15. Jesus answered ; As children of the bridechamber mourn, as feast, cannot without abfurs long as the bride- dity fast, so long as they are groom is with them? with the Bridegroom at the but the days will

Feast; so my Disciples can

the bridegroom shall be not fast, so long as I, their taken from them,and Master, am with them ; but then fhall they faft. when I am taken from them,

then they shall begin to

fast. 16 No man put

16. For as it is very imteth a piece of new cloth

unto an old proper and inconsistent, to garment : for that put a piece of new Cloth which is put in' to

into an old Garment: So it fill it up, taketh from it is very improper that my . the garment,and the Disciples should mix Mournrent is made worse.

ing and Rejoycing, by fasting while they have the enjoyment of my immediate

Presence, 17 Neither do

17. And as it is very immen put new wine proper to put new Wine into old bottles: elle

into old Bottles, which will the bottles break, and the wine runneth thereby be in danger, † ta qut, and the bottles be rent: So it would be

Note, That the bottles of the Ancients were not like ours, but of Leather, which when it was old, would

grow rotten and be apt to rend,

very

very improper, to put my perish: but they pat Disciples upon Fasting and new wine into new

bottles, and both are Austerities, while I am gi- preserved. ving them the first Instructions for their Ministry: But all such things ought to be accommodated, to the Conditions of the Persons, and to the Gircumstances of the Time. 18. ( While Jesus was

18. While he speaking these things, there spake these things

unto them, behold, came a Ruler of the Syna. there came a certain gogue, and fell down be- ruler and worshipfore him, and intreated him, ped him, saying, My

daughter is even saying ; Lord, I have a

now dead: but come Daughter lying now in my and lay thy hand House fo very ill, that by upon her, and the this time I fear she may e

shall live. ven be dead. Yet by the greatness of your Power and the Miracles which I have heard of, I am convinced that if you will please to come down and lay your Hand upon her, you can cause her to recover. 19. Jesus, as he was al

19 And Jesus aways willing to do good rose, and followed to those who desired any him, and so did his

disciples. thing of him with Faith and Sincerity, immediately went down with the Man

20 ( And

to his House: And his Disciples and the Multitude

followed him. 20 (And behold, 20. And as he was in the a woman which was Way, a Woman that had sue of blood twelve been twelve Years troubled years, came behind with a bloody Flux , and kim and touched the was ashamed to confess her hem of his garment Disease publickly before the

Multitude, came behind him privately, and touched

the Hem of his Coat. 21 For she said

21. For The verily perwithin her felf, If I suaded her self, that if she inay but touch his garment, I shall be could but touch his Clothes,

The should be healed. 22 But Jesus turn 22. Accordingly as soon ed him about, and as she touched his Coat, when he saw her,

she was immediately heafaid, Daughter, be of good comfort ; thy led. But Jesus by his Difaith hath made thee vine Power knowing what whole. And the wo

was done, and not being man was made whole willing that so excellent an from that hour

Instance of Faith should pass undiscovered, turned himself to the Woman, and said unto her ; Daughter, be of good Courage, your great Faith hath obtained the Cure of your Disease.

whole.

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