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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.
Of the Marriage of the King's Son, and of the Wedding Garment.
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 my Fatlings are killed, and all Things are ready: come unto the Marriage.
5. But they made light it, and went their ways, to his Farm, another to Merchandife:
cut down they perish at the Rebuke of thy Countenance.
Matt. AND Jefus anfwered and spake unto them again
2. The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a certain King which (a) made a Marriage for his Son,
of one his
17. Let thy Hand be upon the MAN of thy RIGHT HAND, upon the Son of MAN whom thou madeft STRONG for thy felt.
18. So will not we go back from thee: QUICKEN us, and we will CALL upon thy Name.
19. TURN us again, O Lord God of Hofts, caufe thy FACE to shine, and we shall be SAVED.
6. And the Remnant took
(a) Heb. iv. 1. Let us therefore FEAR, left a PROMISE being left us of entring into his REST, any of you should seem 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 he 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 unto the MARRIAGE-SUPPER of
the LAMB. And he faith unto me, Thefe are the true Sayings of God."
his Servants, and entreated Chap. xxii. 17. And the SPIRIT them fpitefully, and flew let him that heareth, fay, Come: and the BRIDE fay, Come. And
And let him that is athirst, come. 7. But when the King And whofoever will, let him take heard thereof, he was wroth: the WATER of LIFE freely. and fent forth his Armies, and destroyed 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 gnafhing of Teeth.
14. For many are called, but few are chofen.
(b) Rev. iii. 17. Because thou Goods, and have need of nothing; fayft, I am rich, and increased with and knoweft not that thou art WRETCHED, and MISERABLE, and POOR, 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 mayst be clothed, and that the Shame of thy Naked
nefs do not appear; and anoint thine Eyes with Eye-falve, that thou mayft fee.
but Loss, for the Excellency of the Phil. iii. 8. I count all Things Knowledge of Chrift Tefus 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 Righteousness which is of God by FALTH.
Of the Ten Virgins.
Matt. THEN 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 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 your 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.
13. WATCH (a) therefore, and know neither the Day for ye aor the Hour wherein the Son of Man cometh.
(a) Rev. iii. 2. Be WATCHFUL, which remain, that are ready to STRENGTHEN the Things 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 Kingdom 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.
Pf. cxxx. 6. My Soul WAIT
ETH for the LORD, more than they
Mark xiii. 33. Take ye heed,
34. For the Son of Man is as a Man taking a far Journey, who left his Servants, and to every Man his his House, and gave Authority to Work, and commanded the Porter to WATCH.
35. WATCH ye therefore, (for ye
know not when the MASTER of
the House 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.
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. z. 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 wWATCHETH, 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.
21. His Lord faid unto him, (b) Well done, thou good and faithful Servant; thou 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 haft that is thine.
26. His Lord answered and faid unto him, Thou wicked and flothful Servant, thou kneweft that I reap where I