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XVI. 19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every duy. Hear ye this historical parable. There was a certain great rich man, who was sumptuously arrayed, and delicately fed every day; being altogether given to his pleasure and jollity.

XVI. 2i And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell froin the rich man's table : moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. His misery was great; yet he begged no other supply of it, than that, which was granted to the dogs, unashed, even the very crumbs that fell from the table: yet, these being denied him, he lay comfortless at the rich man's gate; ready, as it were, to give up the ghost ; insomuch as the very dogs came forth to bim, as to a helpless and dying man, and fell to licking his ulcerous

XVI. 22 And was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom : the rich man also died, and was buried. And was carried, by the angels of God, into that place of rest and happiness, where Abraham, the Father of the Faithful, enjoyeth the blessed participation of the glory of God and his Saints; and was there placed in the bosom of that glorious patriarch, at the full table of heaven. So verse 23.

XVI. 26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fuced : so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot ; &c. Besides that, God, by his unchangeable decree, hath set such a distance betwixt this place of rest and that of torment, as that there is no possibility of passage from the one to the other.

XVI. 31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead. Thou callest me, Father; and therefore professest thy self and thy brethren to be of my nation, Jews : being Jews therefore, they bave the guidance and information of the Law and the Prophets ; and, if their infidelity be such, as that they will not believe so clear evidences, as there are offered unto them, surely neither will they be convinced by the testimony of one risen from the dead.

XVII. 1 It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him through whom they come! See Matthew xviii. 7.

XVII. 2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, &c. See Matthew xviii. 6.

XVII. 10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, IVe are unprofitable servants : we have done that which was our duty to do. So likewise ye, if ye could perform all that is commanded you, yet ye must be forced to say, Alas, Lord, we can challenge noihing from thee! it was our duty to do all that, which we have done : we cannot hope to raise any advantage to ourselves, by our utmost endeavours.

XVII. 24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, &c. See Matthew xxiv. 27.

XVII. 31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in &c. See Matthew xxiv, 17.

XVÏI. 37 Wheresover the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together. See Matthew xxiv. 28.

XVIII. 7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and might unto him, though he bear long with them? If the very unrighteous judge yielded so far to the importunity of the poor widow, as to satisfy her desire; how much more shall the holy and merciful God be moved by the importunate prayers of his elect, to revenge them upon their enemies, though he do yet forbear them with long patience !

XVIII. 8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of Man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? I tell you, that he will surely take speedy vengeance on them : he will not slack the time, as men count slackness; but will come, in bis determined season, to execute justice on their cruel persecutors ; whose sage shall be so great and so prevalent, that there shall scarce be any faith found upon the earth, when the Son of Man cometb.

XVIII. 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other : for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased ; and he that humbleth himself shell be exalted. I tell you, this publican, how sinful, how despised soever, returned home with better acceptation from God, than that other proud Pharisee, that stood upon points of his own justification and holiness,

XVIII. 19 Why callest thou me good ? none is good, save one, that is, God. See Matthew xix. 17.

XVIII. 22 Yet lackest thou one thing : sell all &c. See Matthew xix. 21.

XVIII. 25 It is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man &c. See Matthew xix, 24.

XVIII. 29 Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents &c. See Matthew xix, 29.

XIX. 8 Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor ; and if I have taken any thing from any man by fulse accusation, I restore him fourfold. Behold, Lord, thy presence, and power, hath so wrought upon me, that now I do profess, for thy sake, to renounce the world ; and do, therefore, mike my will of that estate, which I have : some good part of my substance I know to be lawfully gotten, as being left to me for my patrimony, or honestly raised; howsoever, some other part of it hath been increased by extortion and injustice. I would gladly give all to the poor, were it not that I must reserve some for just restitution. One half therefore I give to the poor; and, out of the other half, I am ready to restore

fourfold to any man, whom I have wronged by unjust exaction and false accusation.

XIX. 9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. Behold, Zaccheus, thou losest not by the bargain: for, instead of these transitory riches, which thou thus disposest of, thou dost this day receive the tender of Salvation, which shall be both to thyself, and thy family see ye, my disciples, what a happy change this man hath made; for, whereas before he was an alien from the commonwealth of Israel, now he is become a son of faithful Abraham.

XIX. 13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. See Matthew XXV. 14, 15.

XIX. 20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which &c. See Matthew xxv. 18.

XIX. 21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man : thou takest &c. See Matthew xxv. 24 and 25, &c.

XIX. 26 That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even &c. See Matthew xxv. 29.

XIX. 45, 46 And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought; Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves. See Matthew xxi. 12, 13.

XX. 18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on &c. See Matthew xxi. 44.

XX. 22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Cæsar, or no? See Matthew xxii. 17.

XX. 25 Give unto Cesar the things which be Cæsar's, and unto God, the things which be God's. See Matthew xxii. 20, 21.

XX. 34, 35, 36 The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: Neither can they die any more: for they &c. See Matthew xxii. 29, 30, 31.

XX. 41 How say they that Christ is David's son? See Matthew xxii. 43, 45.

XXI. 21 Then let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; &c. See Matthew xxiv. 16.

XXI. 23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! See Matthew xxiv. 19.

XXI. 25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth &c. See Matt. xxiv. 29.

XXI. 29 Behold the fig tree, and all the trees.

See Matthew

xxiv. 32.

XXI. 32 This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled, See Matthew xxiv. 34.

XXI. 33 Heaven and earth shall pass away : but my words shall not pass away. See Matthew xxiv. 35.

XXII. 3 Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. Then Satan, by a strong temptation, possessed himself of the heart of Judas, being one of the domestic attendants of Christ.

XXII. 18 For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. See Matth. xxvi. 29.

XXII. 20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the New Testament in my blood, which is shed for you. See Matthew xxvi. 28.

XXII. 25 The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them ; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. See Matthew xx. 25.

XXII. 31, 32 Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat : But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith juil not : and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. Simon, Simon, Satan, that malicious adversary of mankind, hath earnestly sued for permission to put you to an exquisite and full trial, as wheat is tried in the fan; not for the purging and cleansing of you, but for your utter dispersion and destruction : ye shall be in danger of his strong assaults: But for thee, Simon, whose temptation shall be strongest and peril most, I have prayed for thee, that, however thou shalt be hardly laid at, and thy faith may waver and stagger, by the power of those onsets, yet that it may not utterly fail, and be either wholly or finally lost.

XXII. 36 But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his gar. ment, and buy one, But now, ye will have need of all the provisions, that ye can make, whether of money or weapons ; for there will be too much occasion of the use of both, both in respect of your destitution, and that violence which will be offered to me.

XXII. 42 Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me : &c. See Matthew xxvi. 39.

XXIII. 28 Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. . Ye women of Jerusalem, ye see nothing now in me, that doth not aggravate misery; and therefore ye, not considering my in. ward grounds of assurance and comfort, spend yourselves in tears for me: but forbear this weeping of yours; and reserve your tears rather for those grievous miseries and calamities, which are ready to seize upon you and your children.

XXUI 29 For, behold, the days are coming, in which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck. For, ere long, the days shall come, wherein it shall be grief

enough to the mother to think, that she hath children, which must be exposed to so cruel slaughters; and shall envy and bless those, that are barren and childless.

XXIII. 31 For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

I am as a green and sappy plant; this people is a sear and dry tree it is the sear wood, and not the green and juicy, that is for the fire if then the hardest measure of death be inflicted upon me, how much less shall the vengeance of God forbear those, whom their horrible sins have made fit matter for his wrath and displeasure!

XXIII. 42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.

Lord, howsoever I am now justly dying for my offence, and howsoever thou art now in a despicable and forlorn condition, ready to yield up thy life also; yet I know and see, by the eyes of my faith, that there is a glorious kingdom prepared for thee; whereof, after thy dissolution, thou shalt receive the happy and everlasting possession: O then remember thou me, in that glory of thine, who am now a just partner in that shame and pain, which thou unjustly sufferest; that even after my death, I may be capable of happiness with thee: Remember me, when thou comest into thy kingdom.

XXIII. 43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day thou shalt be with me in paradise. Since thy faith hath looked thus through my sufferings to my ensuing glory, be thou assured, that I, who have wrought this confidence in thee, will crown it: comfort thyself therefore in thy death, with the certainty of thine immediate happiness: this very day shall thy soul be received up into glory with me: this day shalt thou enjoy my presence, in that happy Paradise of Heaven,

XXIV. 5 Why seek ye the living among the dead?
Why do ye seek for a living man in the graves of the dead?

XXIV. 16 But their eyes were holden that they should not know


But God did so work upon the senses of these two men, that their eyes were held from being able to discern him; so as they took him for a stranger.

XXIV. 32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures!

Did we not feel an extraordinary working of his Spirit within us, while he talked with us by the way?

XXIV. 39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.

Why are ye affrighted, as if it were some spirit that appeared unto you? let all your senses search and try me: handle me, and convince yourselves of the truth of my human body; a spirit is an

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