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Matt. xiii 39.

Rev. xiv. 15.

Matt. xiii. 40.

Matt. xiii. 41.

Matt. xiii. 42.

Matt. xiii. 43.

children of the kingdom; but the tares are the
children of the wicked one ;

The enemy that sowed them is the devil; "the çJoel iii. 13.
harvest is the end of the world, and the reapers are
the angels.

As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so shall it be in the end of this world.

The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all * things Or, scanthat offend, and them which do iniquity;

And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun d Dan. xii. 3. in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field, the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchantman seeking goodly pearls :

Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of

Matt. xiii. 44.

Matt. xiii. 45.

Matt. xiii. 46.

Matt. xiii. 47.

every kind :

Matt. xiv. 49.

Matt, xiii. 50.

Matt. xiii. 51.

Matt. xiv. 48. Which, when it was full, they drew to shore,

and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels,
but cast the bad away.

So shall it be at the end of the world: the an-
gels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from
among the just,

And shall cast them into the furnace of fire :
there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Jesus saith unto them, Have

ye

understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord. Matt. xiii. 52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every Scribe

which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven
is like unto a man that is an housholder, which
bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and
old.

And it came to pass, that when Jesus had
finished these parables, he departed thence,

Matt. xiii. 53.

Matt. xiii. part of ver. 32. 32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs

MARK iv. part of ver. 32. 32 -60 that the fowls of the air may lodge

SECTION XXXV.

Christ crosses the Sea of Galilee, and calms the Tempest. MATT. viii. 18-28.

MARK iv. part of ver. 35. to the end.

LURE viii. 22--26.
Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about Matt. viii. 18.

him,
it came to pass

Luke viii. 22.

Mark iv. 35.

Luke viii, 22.

Matt. viii. 18.

the same day, when the even was come,
that he went into a ship with his disciples : and
he gave commandment to depart; [and]
he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other Luke vil. 22.
side of the lake.

e And a certain Scribe came, and said unto Matt. viii. 19. him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever

e Lukcix. 57.

thou goest.

Luke viii. 22.

And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have Matt. viii. 20. holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man 69 hath not where to lay his head.

And another of his disciples said unto him, Matt. vii. 21. Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let Matt, viii 22. the dead bury their dead.

And when he was entered into a ship, his dis- Matt. viii. 23. ciples followed him.

And when they had sent away the multitude, Mark iv. 36.
they took him even as he was in the ship.
And they launched forth.
And there were also with him other little ships.

But as they sailed he fell asleep:

And behold, there arose a great storm of wind, and there came down a storm of wind on the Luke viii. 23. lake; (and) a great tempest in the sea, and the waves beat into the ship, insomuch that the ship was covered with the Matt, vii. 24. waves : but he was asleep; and they were filled with water, and were in jeo- Luke viii. 23. pardy.

Mark iv. 36.

Luke viii, 23.

Matt. viii. 24.

Mark iv. 37.

Matt. viii. 24.

Mark iv. 37.

69 In this section Christ calls himself, for the first time, “ The Son of man."

Mark iv. 38.

Matt. viii, 25.

Matt. viii. 26.

And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow.

And his disciples came to him, and awoke him,

saying,
Mark iv. 39. Master, carest thou not that we perish ?
Matt. viii. 25. Lord, save us : we perish.

And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful,
O

ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked

the winds and the sea; Luke vii. 24. and the raging of the water: Mark iv. 30. and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the

wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

And he said unto them, Why are ye so fear-
ful? how is it that ye have no faith?

But the men marvelled,
Mark iv.41. and they feared exceedingly, and said one to an-

other, What manner of man is this?
Luke viii. 25. for he commandeth even the winds and the water,

and they obey him : Matt. viii. 27. that even the winds and the sea obey him.

Mark iv. 40.

Matt. viii. 27.

MATT. viii. part of ver. 18. 26. 18 - unto the other side26 -and there was a great calm

MARK iv. part of ver. 35. ver. 36, and part of ver, 37, 38, and 39. 35 —and he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.

36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.

37 And there arose—so that it was now full.
38 —and they awake him, and say unto him—
39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind

LUKE viji, part of ver. 22, 24, 25. 22 fNow-on a certain day

24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we pe- f Matt. viil. 23. rish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind-and they ceased, and there was a calm.

25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this?

SECTION XXXVI.

Matt. viii. 28.

Luke viii. 26.

Luke viii, 27.

Matt. viii. 28.

Christ heals the Gadarene Demoniac '. MATT. viii. 28. to the end.

MARK v. 1-21.

LUKE viii. 26-40. And they came over unto the other side of the Mark v. 1. sea, into the country of the Gadarenes; the country of the Gergesenes, which is over against Galilee.

And when he was come out of the ship, imme- Mark v. 2. diately there met him out of the tombs, out of the city, a certain man possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, which had devils a long time, and ware no clothes, Luke viii. 27. neither abode in any house, but who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no Mark v. S. man could bind him, no, not with chains:

Because that he had been often bound with Mark v. 4. fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces; neither could any man tame him.

And always, night and day, he was in the Mark v. 5. mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones; exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by Matt. viii. 28.

that way.

Matt. viil. 29.

And behold, when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran,

Mark v. 6.

70 The best interpretation that I have met with of this wonderful history of the Gadarene demoniac, and the loss of the lierd of swine, is that of the celebrated Hutchinsonian divine, Jones, of Nayland, in his sermon on the Gadarene demoniac. “ In the moral application," he remarks, “ of this miracle, the sense is very plain ; for if sin is, in every man, what the devil is in a demoniac, then it is evident the same man may be under the dominion of a legion of vices and evil passions at once." The devil was permitted to go into the herd of swine to show the power of the destroyer, and by a significant action make known to man the utter destruction of those who suffer themselves to be led captive by the spirit of evil. These unclean animals are a fit representation of the human race, in their fallen and degraded condition, and as such are often used in Scripture. See Matt. vii. 6. 2 Pet. ii. 22. Prov. xi. 22.

Archbishop Newcome justly observes, of the apparent discrepancy between St. Matthew, who mentions two demoniacs, and St. Mark and St. Luke, who mention one only, that the rule of Le Clerc must be applied.—Qui plura narrat, pauciora complectitur; qui pauciora memorat, plura non negat. One of the demoniacs was remarkable, says Dr. Farmer, for his superior fierceness. Or Mark and Luke mention only one, because one only returned to express his gratitude.

Mark v. 6.

Mark v. 7.

Mark v. 7. Luke viii. 29.

Mark v.8.

Mark v. 9.

Luke viii. 30.

Luke viii. 28. and fell down before him,

and worshipped him,

And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have 1 to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the

most high God? Matt. viii. 29 art thou come hither to torment us before the

time? Luke viii. 28. I beseech thee,

I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.

(For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man.

For he said unto him, Come out of the man,

thou unclean spirit. Luke viii. 29. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was

kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)

And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion : for we are many

(because many devils were entered into him.) Mark v. 10,

And he besought him much that he would not

send them away out of the country : Luke viil. 31. that he would not command them to go out into

the deep.

Now there was there Matt. viii. 30. a good way off from them, Mark v. 11. nigh unto the mountains, a great herd of swine,

feeding

And all the devils besought him, saying, Matt. viii. 31. If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the

herd of swine. Mark v. 12. send us into the swine, that we may enter into

them.

And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And Matt. viii. 32. said unto them, Go. Mark v. 13. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered

into the swine : and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two

thousand ;) and were choked in the sea ; Matt. vii. 32. and perished in the waters.

And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in

the city and in the country; Matt. viii. 33. and what was befallen to the possessed of the

devils.

And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus ;

Mark v. 11.

Mark v. 12

Mark v. 13.

Mark v. 14.

Matt. viii. 34.

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