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ed, [L.] and in the Time of TEMPTATION FALL away. [Mr.] And thefe are they which [M] received Seed among the Thorns, [L.] and when they have heard [Mr.] the Word, go forth, [M] and the (c) CARES of this WORLD, and the Deceitfulnefs of RICHES, [.] and the PLEASURES of this Life, [Mr.] and the LUSTS of OTHER THINGS entring in, choke the Word, and it become unfruitful, [.] and they bring no Fruit to Perfection. [Mr.] And thefe are they which [M] received Seed into the good Ground, [Mr.] fuch as hear the Word, and receive it, and [Z.] in an honest and good Heart, having heard the WORD, KEEP it, [M] and underftand it, [L.] and bring forth FRUIT with PATIENCE, Mr.] fome thirty fold, fome fixty, and fome an hundred. [M] And he faid unto them, Is a Candle brought to be put under a Bufhel, or under a Bed? and not to be fet on a Candlestick? [L] No Man when he hath lighted a Can dle, covereth it with a Veffel, or putteth it under a Bed; but fetteth it on a Candlestick, that they which enter in may fee the Light. [Mr.] For there is nothing hid, which fhall not be manifefted: neither any thing kept fecret, [L] that fhall not be known and come abroad. [Mr.] If any Man have Ears to hear, let him hear. And he faid unto them, [L.] Take heed therefore [Mr.] WHAT


your FAULTS, ye fhall take it patiently? But if when ye DO WELL, and SUFFER for it, ye take it patiently; this is acceptable with GOD.

21. For even hereunto were ye called: because Chrift allo SUFFERED for us, leaving us an EXAMPLE, that we fhould FOLLOW his Steps: Guile found in his Mouth.

22. Who did no SIN, neither was

Heb. x. 26 For if we SIN WILFULLY after that we have received the KNOWLEDGE of the Truth, there REMAINETH no more SACRIFICE for Sins,

27. But a certain FEARFUL look

ing for of Judgment, and fiery Indignation, which fhall DEVOUR the Adverfaries.

(c) 1 Tim. vi. 6. But GODLINESS with Contentment is great GAIN.

7. For we brought NOTHING inthis World, and it is certain we can carry NOTHING out.


8. And having FooD and RAIMENT, lct us be therewith content.

9. But they that will be RICH, fall into TEMPTATION and a Snare, and into many foolish and hurtful LUSTS, which drown Men in Deftruction and Perdition.

1 John ii. 15. LovE not the World, neither the THINGS that are in the WORLD. If any Man love the

World, the LovE of the Father is not in him.

16. For all that is in the World, the LUST of the FLESH, and the

LUST of the EYES, and the Pride of Life, is not of the Father, but is of the World.

17. And the World PASSETH away, and the LUST thereof: but he that doth the WILL of GUD, abideth for ever.

(f) James i. 13. Let no Man fay when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for cannot tempted with EVIL, neither tempteth he any Man.


and [L.] How (f) ye HEAR. [Mr.] With what Meafure you meet, it fhall be meafured to you: and unto you that hear, fhall more be given. [L.] For whofoever hath, to him fhall be GIVEN and whofoever hath not, from him fhall be taken even that he feemeth to have. [Mr.] And he faid, So is the Kingdom of God, as if a Man fhould caft SEED into the Ground, and 'fhould fleep, and rife Night and Day, and the Seed fhould fpring and grow up, he knoweth how. For the Earth bringeth forth Fruit of her felf; first the Blade, then the Ear, after that the full Corn in the Ear. But when the Fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the Sickle, because the Harvest is come.


[M.] Another Parable put he forth unto them, faying, The KINGDOM of Heaven is likened unto a Man which fowed good SEED in his Field: But while he flept, his ENEMY came and fowed TARES among the WHEAT, and went his Way. But when the Blade was fprung up, and brought forth Fruit, then appeareth the Tares alfo. So the Servants of the Houfholder came, and faid unto him, Sir, didft not thou fow good Seed in thy Field? from whence then hath it Tares? He said unto them, An EneDiy

when he is drawn away of his own 14. But every Man is TEMPTED, LUST, and enticed.

15. Then when LUST hath conceived, it bringeth forth SIN: and Sin when it is finished, bringeth forth DEATH.

16. Do not err, my beloved Brethren,

perfect GIFT is from above, and 17. Every good GIFT, and every cometh down from the Father of Lights, with whom is no Variablecis, neither Shadow of turning. 18. Of his own Will begat he us with the Word of Truth, that we

fhould be a kind of FIRST-FRUITS of his Creatures.

19. Wherefore, my beloved Brethren, let every Man be fwift to HEAR, flow to fpeak, flow to Wrath, eth not the Righteoufnefs of God.

20. For the Wrath of Man work

21. Wherefore lay apart all Filthinefs, and fuper fluity of Naughtinefs, and receive with ME EKNESS the ingrafted WORD, which is able to fave your Souls.

22. But be ye DOERS of the WORD, and not HEARERS Only, deceiving your own felves.

23. For if any be a Hearer of the Word, and not a Doer, he is like unto a Man beholding his natural Face in a Glafs;

24. For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of Man he


25. But whofo looketh into the

perfect LAW of LIBERTY, and continueth therein, he being not a of the Word, this Man fhall be blesfed in his Deed.


Heb. ii. 1. Therefore we ought to give the more earnest Heed to the THINGS which we have heard,

left at any time we should let them SLIP.

2. For if the Word spoken by ANGELS was STEDFAST, and every

Tranfgreflion and Difobedience re

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neglect fo great SALVATION, which 3. How fhall we escape, if we at the firft began to be fpoken by the LORD, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

my hath done this. The ceived a JUST Recompence of ReServants faid unto him, Wilt thou then that we go,. and gather them up? But he faid, Nay; left while ye gather up the Tares, ye root up alfo the Wheat with them. Let both grow together until the HARVEST: and in the Time of Harveft I will fay to the Reapers, Gather ye together firft the Tares, and bind them in Bundles to burn them but gather the Wheat into my Barn.


Another Parable put he forth unto them, [Mr.] and said, Whereunto fhall I liken the Kingdom of God? or with what Comparifon fhall we compare it? [M] The Kingdom of Heaven is like to a Grain of Muftard-feed, which a Man took, and fowed in his Field; [Mr.] which when it was fown in the Earth, is lefs than all the Seeds that be in the Earth: But when it is fown, it groweth up; [M.] and when it is grown, [Mr.] it becometh greater than all Herbs, [M] and becometh a Tree, [Mr.] and shooteth out great Branches, [M.] fo that the Birds of the Aircome and [Mr.] lodge under the Shadow of it, [M] and in the Branches thereof.

Another Parable fpake he unto them, The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto Leaven, which a Woman took and hid in three Meafures of Meal, till the whole was leavened.

All thefe Things fpake Jefus unto the Multitude in Paables. [Mr.] And with many fuch Parables fpake he the Word unto them, as they were able to hear it: But without a Parable fpake he not unto them. And when they were alone, he expounded all Things to his Disciples: [M] That it might be fulfilled which was fpoken by the Prophet, faying, (g) I will open my Mouth in Parables, I will utter Things which have been kept fecret from the Foundation of the World.

(g) Pfalm lxxviii. 1. Give Ear, Omy People, to my Law: incline your Ears to the WORDS of my


2. I will open my Mouth in a PARABLE: and will utter dark Sayings of old.

P. xlix. 3. My Mouth shall speak of WISDOM and the Meditation of

my Heart fhall be of Understanding.


I will incline mine EAR to a PARABLE; I will open my dark Saying upon the Harp.


Of the Tares, and others.

Matt. THEN Jefus fent the Multitude away, and xiii. 36. the Houfe, and his came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the Parable of the Tares of the Field.

37. He anfwered and faid unto them, He that sowETH the good Seed, is the Son of MAN:

38. The Field is the WORLD: the good Seed are the CHILDREN of the Kingdom: but the TARES are the Children of the Wicked One.

39. The (a) ENEMY that fowed them, is the DEVIL: The HARVEST is the End of the WORLD, and the REAPERS are the ANGELS.

40. As therefore the TARES are gathered and BURNT in the Fire; fo fhall it be in the End of this World.

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(a) Rev. xiv. 15. And another ANGEL came out of the Temple, that fat on the Cloud, Thrust in thy crying with a loud Voice to him Sickle, and REAP: for the Time is come for thee to REAP; for the Harvest of the Earth is ripe.

16. And he that fat on the Cloud, thrust in his Sickle on the Earth; and the Earth was reaped.

17. And another Angel came out of the Temple, which is in Heaven, he alfo having a fharp Sickle.

18. And another Angel came out from the Altar, which had Power over Fire; and cried with a loud

Voice to him that had the SHARP
SICKLE, faying, Thruft in thy fharp
Sickle, and gather the Clufters of
the Vine of the Earth; for her

Grapes are fully ripe.

19. And the Angel thrust in his Sickle into the Earth, and gathered the Vine of the Earth, and caft it into the great Wine-prefs of the Wrath of God."

(b) Dan. xii. 3. They that be nefs of the Firmament; and they WISE, fhall SHINE as the Brightthat turn many to Righteousness, as the STARS for ever and ever.

Pfal. iv. 6. There be many that fay, Who will fhew us any Goon? Lord, lift thou up the Light of thy Countenance upon us.

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

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47. Again, the KINGDOM of Heaven is like unto a Net that was caft into the Sea, and gathered of every Kind.

48. Which, when it was full, they drew to Shore, and fat down, and gathered the Good into Veffels, but caft the Bad away.

49. So fhall it be at the End of the World: the Angels fhall come forth, and fever the Wicked from among the Juft;

but DUNG, that I may WIN Chrift,

9. And be found in him, not hav

ing mine own Righteoufnefs, which is of the Law, but that which is through the FAITH of Chrift, the Righteoufnefs which is of God by

50. And fhall caft them into the Furnace of FIRE: there fhall be wailing and gnafhing of Teeth.


(c) Pfal. Ixxiii. 25. Whom have in Heaven but thee? and there is none upon Earth I defire befide thee.


26. My Flefh and my Heart faileth: but God is the Strength of my Heart, and my Portion for ever.

I Cor. ii. 9. But as it is written, EYE hath not feen, nor EAR heard, neither have entred into the Heart

of Man, the THINGS which God
hath prepared for them that LOVE

14. For they that fay fuch Things, declare plainly that they feek a Country (that is, an heavenly) ed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a CITY.

16. Wherefore God is not asham

1 Pet. i. 3. Bleffed be the God and Father of our Lord Jefus Chrift, which according to his ABUNDANT MERCY, hath begotten us again unto a lively Hope, by the Refurrection of Jefus Chrift from the Dead,

4. To an Inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, referved in Heaven for you,

5. Who are kept by the Power of God, through FAITH unto SALVATION, ready to be revealed in the laft Time.

Heb. xi. 13. These all died in Faith, not having received the Prooff, and were perfwaded of them, mifes, but having feen them afar and embraced them, and confefled that they were STRANGERS and

PILGRIMS on the Earth.

1 Cor. ix. 24. Know ye not that they which run in a Race, run all, but one receiveth the PRIZE? So run, that ye may OBTAIN.

25. And every Man that ftriveth for the Maftery, is temperate in all Things Now they do it to obtain a CORRUPTIBLE Crown, but we an


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