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r Luke xii. 51.

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On a progress • But the

very
hairs of

your

head are all num- Matt. x. 30. probably

in Galilee.

bered. o 2 Sam. xiv. 11. Acts xxvii. Fear

ye not therefore, ye are of more value than Matt. x. 31. 34.

many sparrows. p Luke xii, 8. P Whosoever therefore shall confess me before Matt. x. 32.

men, him will I confess also before my Father

which is in heaven. q Mark vlii.38. 9 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him Matt. I. 33. Luke ix. 26. 2 Tim. ii . 12. will I also deny before my Father which is in

heaven.

*Think not that I am come to send peace on Matt. I. 34. earth: I came not to send

peace,

but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance Matt. x. 35. • Mic, vii, & s against his father, and the daughter against her

mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mo-
ther-in-law.

And a man's foes shall be they of his own hous- Matt. x. 36. hold.

He that loveth father or mother more than me Matt. x. 37. is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

And he that taketh not his cross, and follow- Matt. x. 38. Luke ix. 23. eth after me, is not worthy of me. x John xii. 25. * He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he Matt. x. 89.

that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. y Luke x. 16. John xiii. 20.

He that receiveth you receiveth mes, and he Matt. x. 40. that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a Matt. x. 41. prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.

2 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of Matt. x. 42 these little ones a cup of cold water only in the

t Luke xiv.26.

u Ch. xvi. 24. Mark viii. 34

z Mark ix. 41.

minutest objects. D'exy ogopa na "pp av. Ex Schabbath, fol. 107. 2. D''d ra 79. Sedet Deus S. B. et nutrit inde a cornibus unicorum, usque ad ova pediculorum. Schoetgen quotes also Jalhut Rubeni, fol. 171, 2. There is not the least herb on earth, over which there is not an appointed guardian in heaven : and from R. Simeon's "TT 750, part i. fol. 6.2. a man cannot hurt his finger upon earth, but it is cried out aloud in heaven. --Schoetgen, Hor. Heb. vol. i. p. 105.

* It was a common saying among the Jews, “He that receiveth a learned man, receiveth the Shechinah.” Our Lord, therefore, in this, as in numerous other passages, which, from the general inattention to the opinions of the ancient Jews, are unnoticed, claims those honours which were assigned by the people to the Angel Jehovah, the God of their fathers.—See Schoetgen, Hor. Heb. vol. i, p. 106, 7.

Mark vi. 13.

Luke ix. 6.

name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall On a progress,

probably in in no wise lose his reward.

Galilee.
Matt. xi. 1. And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an

end of commanding his twelve disciples, he de-
parted thence, to teach and to preach in their

cities.
Luke ix. 6. And they departed, and went through the towns,

preaching the Gospel; Mark vi. 12. that men should repent.

And they cast out many devils, a and anointed a Jam. v. 14. with oil many that were sick, and healed them ;

and healing every where.

MARK vi. part of ver. 7, 8. ver. 9. and part of ver. 10, 11, 12. 7 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth—and gave them power over unclean spirits ; 8 -no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse :

The word

signifieth a 9 But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.

piece of brass 10 –In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart lue somewhat from that place.

less than a far.

thing, Matt. x. 11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart 9 but here it thence, C shake off the dust-Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable neral for mofor Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

ney, Luke ix. 12 And they went out, and preached—

c Acts xiii,51. LUKE ix. part of ver. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

+ Gr. or. 1 -and to cure diseases. 2 And he sent them

3 – Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip-neither money; neither have two coats apiece.

4 And there abide, and thence depart.

5 And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off - your feet, for a testimony against them.

3.
b Matt. x. 14,

SECTION II.
Death of John the Baptist. Herod desires to see Christ.
MATT. xiv. 1-13. MARK vi. 14–30. LURE ix. 7, 8, 9.

And at that time Herod the tetrarch heard of
the fame of Jesus,

Matt, xiv. I.

6 The death of John the Baptist is placed about this time by the most eminent chronologers. It cannot fail to strike the most unobservant, that, at the moment in which the last prophet of the former dispensation was doomed to perish, the Messiah, the common God of the two dispensations, gave to the new description of teachers, whom he now appointed and sent forth for the first time, the authority and powers of the teachers of the Jewish Church. Christ is the golden chain that binds the one universal Church. The Baptist preaches tilt

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Mark vi. 14.

Galilee.

Luke ix. 7.

Mark vi. 14.

Mark vi. 16.

Matt. xiv. 2.

Matt. xiv, 2.

On a progress, And king Herod heard of him;

of all that was done by him:
(for his fame was spread abroad :)
and he was perplexed, because that it was said by Luke ix. 7.
some, that John was risen from the dead :

And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of Luke ix. 8.
others, that one of the old prophets was risen
again.

Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, Mark vi. 15.

That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets. d Luke iii, 19. d But when Herod heard thereof, he said,

unto his servants,
John have I beheaded : but who is this of whom Luke ix. 9.
I hear such things?
This is the Baptist:
It is John, whom I beheaded : he is risen from Mark vi. 16.
the dead.
he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the Mark vi. 14.
dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth
themselves in him.
And he desired to see him.

For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold Mark vi. 17.
upon John, and bound him
and put him
in prison, for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's Mark vi. 17.
wife: for he had married her.

For John had said unto Herod, It is not law- Mark vi. 18.

ful for thee to have thy brother's wife. * Or, an in- Therefore Herodias had * a quarrel against Mark vi. 19. ward grudge.

him, and would have killed him ; but she could
not.

For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a Mark vi. 20. tor,kept him, just man and an holy, and + observed him ; and

when he heard him, he did many things, and
heard him gladly.

And when he would have put him to death, he Matt. xiv. 5.
feared the multitude, because they counted him
as a prophet.

But when a convenient day was come, that Herod on Mark vi. 21.

Luke ix. 9.

Matt. xiv. 3.

e Lev. xviii. 16.

or, saved

Matt. xiv. 6.

Christ was manifested. The Baptist was preserved in life till the kingdom of the Messiah was in some degree established.

The time had now arrived when a new dispensation, with a new priesthood, should commence; and the last instructor of the people, under the old dispensation, was now permitted to suffer, in order that undivided attention might be given to the long expected king of the house of David.

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Galilee.

Mark vi, 22.

Matt. xiv. 6.

* Gr. in the midst.

Mark vi. 23.

Mark vi. 24.

Mark vi. 25.

Mark vi. 21. his birth-day made a supper to his lords, high on a progress,

captains, and chief estates of Galilee:

And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced

* before them,
Mark vi. 22. and pleased Herod and them that sat with him,

the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatso-
ever thou wilt, and I will give it tliee.

And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt
ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my
kingdom.

And she went forth, and said unto her mother,
What shall I ask? And she said, The head of
John the Baptist.

And she came in straightway with haste unto
the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou

give me Matt. xiv. 8. here, Mark vi. 25. by and by in a charger, the head of John the Bap

tist.

And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his

oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat Matt. xiv. I. at meat, Mark vi. 26. with him, he would not reject her. And immediately the king sent † an execu- t Or, one of

his guard. tioner, and commanded his head to be brought : and he went and beheaded him in the prison,

And brought his head in a charger, and gave it

to the damsel : and the damsel Matt. xiv. 11. brought it

[and] gave it to her mother.

And when his disciples heard of it, they came

and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb; Matt. xiv. 12. and went and told Jesus.

Mark vi. 26.

Mark vi. 27.

Mark vi. 28.

Mark vi. 28.

Mark vi, 29.

him.

20.

MATT. xiv. part of ver. 2, 3. ver. 4. part of ver. 6. ver. 7. part of ver. 8, 9.

ver. 10. and part of ver. 11, 12. 2 And said-John-he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works * Or, are • do shew forth themselves in him.

wronght by 3 f For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him-in prison for Herodias' r Luke iii. 19, sake, his brother Philip's wife. 4 For John said unto him, & It is not lawful for thee to have her.

g Lev. xviii, 6 —when Herod's birth-day was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced— 16. & 20, 21. and pleased Herod.

? Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.

8 And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me-John Bap. tist's head in a charger.

VOL. I.

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On a progress, 9 And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which probably

in Galilee.

sat with him-he commanded it to be given her.

10 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.

11 And his head was bronght in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she-to her mother. 12 And his disciples came and took up the body, and buried it

LUKE ix. part of ver. 7. 9. h Matt, xiv. l. 7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard

9 -and Herod said

SECTION III.

The Twelve return, and Jesus retires with them to the Desert of

Bethsaida.
MATT. xiv. 13. 15. MARK vi. 30–35.

30—35. LUKE ix. 10, 11.

JOHN vi. 1, 2. When Jesus heard of it, the apostles gathered themselves together unto Mark vi. 30.

Matt. xiv. 13.

Desert of
Bethsaida.

Jesus,

Luke ix. 10.

Mark vi. 32.

John vi. 1.

Lake ix, 10.

Mark vi. 32.

when they were returned,
and told him all things, both what they had done, Mark vi. 30.
and what they had taught.

And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves Mark vi. 31.
apart into a desert place, and rest a while : for
there were many coming and going, and they
had no leisure so much as to eat.

And

After these things
he took them and went aside privately

And they departed—by ship privately.
Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the John vi. I.
sea of Tiberias,
into a desert place,

Mark vi. 32. belonging to the city called Bethsaida.

Luke ix, 10. And the people saw them departing, and many Mark vi 33. knew him, and when the people had heard thereof, they ran afoot thither out of all cities, and came toge- Mark vi. 33. ther unto him. And Jesus, when he came out, saw much

people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd : and he received them, and spake unto them of the Luke ix. 11. kingdom of God, and he began to teach them many things,

Matt. xiv. 13.

i Matt. ix. 36.

i

Mark vi. 34.

Mark vi. 34.

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