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one, and killed another, and ftoned another.

36. Again, he fent other Servants, mo than the firft: and they did unto them likewife.

37. But last of all, he fent unto them his Son, faying, They will reverence my Son. 38. But when the Hufbandmen faw the Son, they faid among themselves, This is the Heir, come, let us kill him, and let us feize on his Inheritance.

39. And they caught him, and caft him out of the Vineyard, and flew him.

40. When the Lord therefore of the Vineyard cometh, what will he do unto thofe Husbandmen?

41. They fay unto him, He will miferably deftroy thofe wicked Men, and will let out his Vineyard unto other Husbandmen, who fhall render him the Fruits in their Seafons.

42. Jefus faith unto them, Did ye never read in the Scriptures, The Stone which the Builders rejected, the fame is become the Head of the Corner: This is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our Eyes?

43. Therefore fay I unto you, The Kingdom of God fhall be taken from and you, given to a Nation bringing forth the Fruits thereof.

44. And whofoever shall fall on this Stone, fhall be broken:

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5. And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my VINEYARD; I will take away the Hedge and break down the Wall thereof, thereof, and it fhall be eaten up : and it fhall be troden down.

6. And I will lay it WASTE: it fall not be pruned, nor digged, but there fhall come up Briers and Thorns: I will also command the

Clouds, that they rain no Rain upon it.

7. For the VINEYARD of the Lord of Hofts is the House of Ifrael, and the Men of Judah his pleafant Plant: and he looked for JUDGMENT, but behold OPPRESSION; for RIGHTEOUSNESS, but behold a CRY.

Pfalm lxxx. 8. Thou haft brought out the Heathen, and planted it. a Vine out of Egypt: thou haft caft

9. Thou preparedit room before it, and didit caufe it to take deep root, and it filled the Land.

10. The Hills were covered with the Shadow of it, and the Boughs thereof were like the goodly Ce


11. She fent out her Boughs unto

the Sea, and her Branches unto the River,

12. Why haft thou then BROKEN which pafs by the Way, do pluck down her HEDGES, fo that all they


13. The Boar out of the Wood doth wafte it, and the wild Beast of the Field doth devour it.

14. Return, we beseech thee, O God of Hofts; look down from Heaven, and behold, and visit this VINE;

15. And the VINEYARD Which thy right Hand hath PLANTED, and the Branch that thou madelt itrong

for thy felf:

16. It is burnt with Fire, it is


broken but on whom foever it fhall FALL, it will GRIND him to Powder.

45. And when the Chief Priests and Pharifees had heard his PARABLES, they perceived that he SPAKE of them.

46. But when they fought to lay Hands on him, they feared the Multitude, because they took him for a PROPHET.


cut down they perish at the Re-
buke of thy Countenance.

17. Let thy Hand be upon the
MAN of thy RIGHT HAND, upon
the Son of MAN whom thou madeft
STRONG for thy felt.
thee: QUICKEN us, and we will
18. So will not we go back from
CALL upon thy Name.

19. TURN us again, O Lord God
and we fhall be SAVED.
of Hofts, caufe thy FACE to fhine,

Of the Marriage of the King's Son, and of the Wedding Garment.

Matt. AND Jefus anfwered and spake unto them again

xxii. I.

Parables, and faid,

2. The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a certain King which (a) made a Marriage for his Son,

3. And fent forth his Servants to call them that were bidden to the Wedding: and they would not come.

4. Again he fent forth other Servants, faying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my Dinner : : my Oxen and Fatlings are killed, and all Things are ready : come unto the Marriage.



5. But they made light it, and went their ways, one to his Farm, another to his Merchandife:

6. And the Remnant took


(a) Heb. iv. 1. Let us therefore us of entring into his REST, any FEAR, left a PROMISE being left of you should feem to come SHORT of it.

2. For unto us was the GoSPEL preached, as well as unto them: but the WORD preached did not profit them,not being MIXED with FAITH in them that heard it.

Rev. xix. 7. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him:

for the MARRIAGE of the LAMB

is come, and his Wife hath made
her felf ready.

8. And to her was granted, that
The fhould be arayed in fine Linen,

clean and white: for the fine Li-

nen is the RIGHTEOUSNESS of

9. And he faith unto me, write, Bleffed are they which are called the LAMB. And he faith unto me, unto the MARRIAGE-SUPPER of These are the true Sayings of God.


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his Servants, and entreated them fpitefully, and flew them.

Chap. xxii. 17. And the SPIRIT and the BRIDE fay, Come. And let him that heareth, fay, Come: And let him that is athirft, come. And whofoever will, let him take the WATER of LIFE freely.

7. But when the King heard thereof, he was wroth: and fent forth his Armies, and deftroyed thofe Murderers, and burnt up their City. 8. Then faith he to his Servants, The Wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.

9. Go ye therefore into the Highways, and as many as ye fhall find, bid to the MARRIAGE.

10. So thofe Servants went out into the Highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the Wedding was furnished with Guefts.

11. And (b) when the King came in to fee the Guests, he faw there a Man which had not on a Wedding-Garment:

12. And he faith unto him, Friend, how cameft thou in hither, not having a Wedding Garment? And he was fpeechlefs.

13. Then faid the King to the Servants, Bind him Hand and Foot, and take him away, and caft him into outer Darknefs: there fhall be weeping and gnashing of Teeth.

14. For many are called, but few are chofen.

(b) Rev. iii. 17. Because thou

fayt, I am rich, and increased with Goods, and have need of nothing; and knoweft not that thou art WRETCHED, and MISERABLE, and FOOR, and BLIND, and NAKED: 18. I counfel thee to BUY of me Gold tried in the Fire, that thou mayft be rich; and wHITE RAIMENT, that thou mayft be clothed, and that the Shame of thy Naked

nefs do not appear; and anoint thine Eyes with Eye-falve, that thou mayst fec.

but Loss, for the Excellency of the Phil. iii. 8. I count all Things Knowledge of Chrift Tefius my Lord: for whom I have fuffered the Lofs but DUNG, that I may wIN Chrift, of all Things, and do count them

9. And be found in him, not having mine own Righteousness, which is of the Law, but that which is through the FAITH of Chrift, the Righteoufnefs which is of God by FALTH.


Of the Ten Virgins.

Matt. T
HEN fhall the Kingdom of Heaven be liken
XXV. I. ed unto ten VIRGINS, which took their Lamps,
and went forth to meet the Bridegroom.

2. And five of them were wISE, and five were FOOLISH.

3. They

3. They that were foolish, took their Lamps, and took no Oil with them :

4. But the Wife took Oil in their Veffels, with their Lamps.

5. While the BRIDEGROOM tarried, they all SLUMBRED and SLEPT.

6. And at Midnight there was a Cry made, Behold, the Bridegroom cometh, go ye out to meet him.

7. Then all thofe Virgins arofe, and trimmed their Lamps.

8. And the Foolish faid unto the Wife, Give us of your Oil, for our Lamps are gone out.

9. But the Wife anfwered, faying, Not fo; left there be not enough for us and you: But go ye rather to them that fell, and buy for felves.


10. And while they went to buy, the Bridegroom came, and they that were ready, went in with him to the Marriage, and the Door was shut.

11. Afterward came alfo the other Virgins, faying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

12. But he answered and faid, Verily I fay unto you, I know you not.

(a) Rev. iii. 2. Be WATCHFUL,

13. WATCH (a) therefore,
know neither the Day

for ye
aor the Hour wherein the
Son of Man cometh.

which remain, that are ready to
DIE: for I have not found thy
Works PERFECT before God.

3. Remember therefore how thou haft received and heard, and HOLD ¡¡❖❖ FAST, and REPENT. If therefore thou shalt not WATCH, I will come on thee as a Thief, and thou shalt not know what Hour I will come upon thee.

Of the Talents.

Ver. 14.FOR the King

dom of Heaven is as a Man travelling into a far Country, who called his own Servants, and delivered unto them his Goods:

15. And unto one he gave five Talents, to another two, and to another one, to every Man according to his feveral Ability, and ftraightway took his Journey.

16. Then

Pf. cxxx. 6. My Soul WAIT

ETH for the LORD, more than they that WATCH for the Morning: I fay, more than they that WATCH for the Morning.

Mark xiii. 33. Take ye heed, when the Time is. WATCH and pray: for ye know not

34. For the Son of Man is as a Man taking a far Journey, who left his Servants, and to every Man his his Houfe, and gave Authority to Work, and commanded the Porter to WATCH.

35. WATCH ye therefore, (for ye know not when the MASTER of the Houfe cometh ; at Even, or at A a Mid

16. Then he that had received the five Talents, went and traded with the fame, and made them other five Talents.

17. And likewife he that had received two, he alfo gained other two.

18. But he that had received one, went and digged in the Earth, and hid his Lord's Money.

19. After a long time, the Lord of thofe Servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.

20. And fo he that had received five Talents, came and brought other five Talents, faying, Lord, thou delivered unto me five Talents: behold, I have gained befides them five Talents mo. 21. His Lord faid unto him, (b) Well done, thou good and faithful Servant; thou


Midnight, or at the Cock crowing, or in the Morning)

36. Left coming SUDDENLY, he find you SLEEPING.

37. And what I fay unto you, I fay unto all, WATCH.

1 Cor. xvi. 13. WATCH ye, ftand faft in the FAITH, quit you like Men, be STRONG.

Col. iv. 2. Continue in Prayer, and WATCH in the fame with Thanksgiving.

1 Theff. v. 6. Therefore let us not fleep, as do others; but let us watch,

and be SOBER.

1 Pet. iv. 7. But the End of all Things is at hand: be ye therefore fober, and WATCH unto Prayer.

Chap. v. 8. Be fober, be VIGILANT; because your Adversary the DEVIL, as a roaring Lion, waiketh about fecking whom he may devour.

Rev. xvi. 15. Behold, I come as a Thief; bleffed is he that WATCHETH, and keepeth his Garments, left he walk naked, and they fee

his Shame.

(b) Rev. ii. 10. Be thou FAITHFUL unto Death, and I will give thee a Crown of Life.

haft been FAITHFUL Over a See the References against the few Things, I will make Parable of the Ten Pieces. Page 170. thee Ruler over many Things:

enter thou into the Joy of thy Lord.

22. He also that had received two Talents, came and faid, Lord, thou deliveredft unto me two Talents: behold, I have gained two other Talents befides them.

23. His Lord faid unto him, Well done, good and faithful Servant; thou hast been FAITHFUL over a few Things, I will make thee Ruler over many Things: enter thou into the Joy of thy Lord.

24. Then he which had received the one Talent, came and faid, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard Man, reaping where thou haft not fown, and gathering where thou baft not ftrawed:

25. And I was afraid, and went and hid thy Talent in the Earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.

26. His Lord anfwered and faid unto him, Thou wicked and flothful Servant, thou kneweft that I reap where I


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