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Lu. xiv. 10. worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with Near Jeruthee.

salem. 11. For whosoever exalteth himself, shall be abased; and

he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
12. Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou

makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy
brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours ;
lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made

thee.
13. But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maim-

ed, the lame, the blind :
14. And thou shalt be blessed ; for they cannot recompence

thee: for thou shalt be recompenced at the resurrection

of the just.
15. And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard

these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat

bread in the kingdom of God.
16. Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great

supper, and bade many :
17. And sent his servant at supper-time to say to them

that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
18. And they all with one consent began to make excuse.

The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground,
and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me ex-

cused.
19.

And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen,
and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused :
20. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore

I cannot come.
21. So that servant came, and shewed his Lord these

things. Then the master of the house being angry,
said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and
lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the

maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
22. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast

commanded, and yet there is room.
23. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the

highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that

my house may be filled.
2. For I say unto you, That none of those men which

were bidden shall taste of my supper.

SECTION XXV.
Christ's Disciples must forsake the World.

LUKE xiv. 25, to the end.
Lu. xix. 25. And there went great multitudes with him: and he On a tonr.

turned, and said unto them,
26. If any man come to me, and hate not his father and

La. xv. 26. mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, On a tour.'

yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
27. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after

me, cannot be my disciple.
28. For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth

not down first and counteth the cost, whether he have

sufficient to finish it?
29. Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not

able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
30.

Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to
finish.
31. Or what king, going to make war against another king,

sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able
with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him

with twenty thousand ?
32. Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he

sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
33. So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh

not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
34. Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, :
wherewith shall it be seasoned ?

It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill ;
but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him
hear.

35.

SECTION XXVI.
Parables of the lost Sheep, and of the lost Piece of Silver.

LUKE xv. 1-10.
Lake xv.1. Then drew near to him all the Publicans and sinners for

to hear him.
2. And the Pharisees and Scribes murmured, saying, This

man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
3. And he spake this parable unto them, saying,
4. What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose

one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the

wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
8. And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoul-

ders, rejoicing
6. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his

friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with

me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
7. " I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over

one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine

just persons, which need no repentance.
8. Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she

lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the

house, and seek diligently till she find it?
9. And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and .

Luke xv.9. her neighbours together, saying; Rejoice with me; for I On a tour.

have found the piece which I had lost.
10. Likewise, I say unto you, There is joy in the presence

of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

SECTION XXVII.

Parable of the Prodigal Son.

LUKE xv. 11. to the end. Luke uv.ll. And he said, A certain man had two sons:

12. And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give

me the portion of goods that falleth to me, And he di

vided unto them his living.
13. And not many days after the younger son gathered all

together, and took his journey into a far country, and

there wasted his substance with riotous living.
14. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty fa-

mine in that land; and he began to be in want.
15. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that

country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
16. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks

that the swine did eat; and no man gave unto him.
17. And when he came to himself, he said, How many

hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to

spare; and I perish with hunger?
18.

I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him,
Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
19. And am no more worthy to be called thy son : make

me as one of thy hired servants.
20. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he

was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had
compassion, and ran and fell on his neck, and kissed

him.
21. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned

against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy

to be called thy son.
22. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best

robe and put it on him ; and put a ring on his hand, and

shoes on his feet:
23.

And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us
eat, and be merry :
24. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was

lost, and is found. And they began to be merry,
25. Now his elder son was in the field; and as he came

and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.
26. · And he called one of the servants, and asked what

these things meant.
27. . And he said unto him, Thy brother is.come; and thy

Lake xv.27. father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath re- On a tour.

ceived him safe and sound.
28. And he was angry, and would not go in; therefore

came his father out, and intreated him.
29. And he answering, said to his father, Lo, these many

years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time
thy commandment; and yet thou never gavest me a kid,
that I might make merry with my

friends:
30. But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath de-

voured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him

the fatted calf.
31. And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and

all that I have is thine.
32. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad :

for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and
was lost, and is found.

SECTION XXVIII.
Parable of the Unjust Steward.

LUKE xvi. 1-13.
Lake xvi. 1. And he said also unto his disciples, There was a cer-

tain rich man which had a steward; and the same was

accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.
2. And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that

I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship;

for thou mayest be no longer steward.
3. Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do?

for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I

cannot dig ; to beg I am ashamed.
4. I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of .

the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
5. So he called every one of his Lord's debtors unto him,

and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my

lord ?
6. And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he

said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and

write fifty.
7. Then said he to another, And how much owest thou ?

And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he

said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.
8. And the lord commended the unjust steward, because

he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in

their generation wiser than the children of light.
9. And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of

the mammon of unrighteousness: that, when ye fail, they

may receive you into everlasting habitations.
10. He that is faithful in that which is least, is faithful also

in much : and he that is unjust in the least, is unjust also
in much.

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mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches ?
12. And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another

man's, who shall give you that which is your own ?
13. No servant can serve two masters; for either he will

hate the one, and love the other ; or else he will hold to
the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and
mammon.

SECTION XXIX.

XIX.
Christ
reproves

the Pharisees.

LUKE xvi, 14–17.
Lu. xvi. 14. And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all

these things, and they derided him.
15. And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify

yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts:
for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomina-
tion in the sight of God.

The law and the prophets were until John: since that
time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man

presseth into it.
17. And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one

tittle of the law to fail.

16.

SECTION XXX.
Christ answers the Question concerning Divorce and

Marriage as.
MATT. xix. 3-12.

MARK X, 2-12. LUKE xvi. 18.
Mat. xix, 3. And the Pharisees also came unto him, and asked him,

tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a
man to put away his wife for every cause ?

23 The arguments which induced Pilkington to place this
section in its present position, appear to me sufficiently weighty
to induce me to reject the authority of the other four, who
would insert it elsewhere. Lightfoot places the conversation
respecting divorce after Luke xviii. 30. as he will not break in
upon the supplementary chapters of St. Luke. Newcome, upon
very insufficient grounds, has placed this conversation aller
the account of the resurrection of Lazarus : separating the
passages Matt. xix. 8-12. and Mark x. 2-12. from Luke xvi.
18. Newcome's note. His argument from Matthew xix. 1. and
Mark x. 1. proves nothing, as these passages are the connect-
ing links between the former and the latter parts of Christ's life.
· Doddridgo and Michaelis also consider the passages as distinct.

I have adopted Pilkington's arrangement, because the order of the other Evangelists is not thereby disturbed; and a reason is given for the conversation itself; which would otherwise, if confined to the account in Luke xvi. 18. appear to be strangely abrupt. In tbe present order, says Pilkington, the reason is evident why the Pharisees came and tempted Christ with this question. He had just before declared that it was easier for

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