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Matt. xiii. 46.
children of the kingdom; but the tares are the
children of the wicked one; Matt. xiii 39. The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the c Joel i. 13.
Rev. xiv. 15. harvest is the end of the world, and the reapers are
the angels. Matt. xiii. 40. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned
in the fire, so shall it be in the end of this world. Matt. xiii. 41. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and
they shall gather out of his kingdom all * things alt, scan
that offend, and them which do iniquity; Matt. xiii. 42. And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there
shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matt. xiii. 43. d Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun d Dan, xii. 3.
in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears
to hear, let him hear.
sure hid in a field, the which when a man hath
selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
merchantman seeking goodly pearls :
Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of
every kind : Matt. xiv. 49. Which, when it was full, they drew to shore,
and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels,
but cast the bad away.
gels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from
And shall cast them into the furnace of fire :
there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Matt. xiii. 51. Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all
these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord. Matt. xiii. 52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every Scribe
which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven
finished these parables, he departed thence,
Matt. xiii. 47.
Matt. xiii. 50.
MATT. xiii. part of ver. 32. 32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds : but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs
Mark iv. part of ver. 32. 32 -80 that the fowls of the air may lodge
Luke viii. 22.
Christ crosses the Sea of Galilee, and calms the Tempest. MATT. viii. 18-28. MARK iv. part of ver. 35. to the end.
LUKE viii. 22--26. Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about Matt. viii. 18. him, it came to pass the same day, when the even was come, that he went into a ship with his disciples : and he gave commandment to depart; [and] he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other Luke viii. 22. side of the lake.
e And a certain Scribe came, and said unto Matt. viii. 19. him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever
Mark iv. 35.
Luke viii. 22.
Matt. viii. 18.
e Luke ix. 57.
Luke viii. 22.
And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have Matt. viii. 20. holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man 69 hath not where to lay his head.
And another of his disciples said unto him, Matt. viii, 21. Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let Matt. viii 22. the dead bury their dead.
And when he was entered into a ship, his dis- Matt. viii. 23. ciples followed him.
And when they had sent away the multitude, Mark Iv. 36.
But as they sailed he fell asleep:
And behold, there arose a great storm of wind,
Mark iv. 37. and there came down a storm of wind on the Luke vili. 23. lake; (and) a great tempest in the sea, and the waves beat into the ship, insomuch that the ship was covered with the Matt. viii. 24. waves : but he was asleep; and they were filled with water, and were in jeo- Luke viii. 23. pardy.
Mark iv. 36.
Luke viii. 23.
Matt. viii. 24.
Matt. viii. 24.
Mark iv. 37.
69 In this section Christ calls himself, for the first time, “ The Son of man."
Mark iv. 38.
Matt. viii, 25.
Matt. viii. 26.
And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow.
And his disciples came to him, and awoke him,
And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful,
the winds and the sea;
wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
And he said unto them, Why are ye so fear-
But the men marvelled,
other, What manner of man is this?
and they obey him : Matt. viii. 27. that even the winds and the sea obey him.
Mark iv, 40.
Matt. viii, 27.
Matt. viii. part of ver. 18. 26. 18 -unto the other side26 -and there was a great calm
MARK iv. part of ver. 35. ver. 36, and part of ver. 37, 38, and 39. 35 —and he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
37 And there arose—so that it was now full.
LUKE viii. part of ver. 22, 24, 25. 22 f Now-on a certain day
24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we pe- f Matt.viil23. rish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind—and they ceased, and there was a calm.
25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this ?
Christ heals the Gadarene Demoniac "0. MATT. viii. 28. to the end.
LUKE viii. 26-40.
Matt, viii. 23.
Luke viii. 26.
Luke viii. 27.
Matt. viii. 28.
And they came over unto the other side of the Mark v. 1. sea, into the country of the Gadarenes; the country of the Gergesenes, which is over against Galilee.
And when he was come out of the ship, imme- Mark v. 2. diately there met him out of the tombs, out of the city, a certain man possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, which had devils a long time, and ware no clothes, Luke viii. 87. neither abode in any house, but who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no Mark v. 8. man could bind him, no, not with chains:
Because that he had been often bound with Mark v. 4. fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces; neither could any man tame him.
And always, night and day, he was in the Mark v. 5. mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones; exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by Matt. vil. 28. that
way. And behold, when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran,
Matt. viii, 29
Mark v. 6.
70 The best interpretation that I have met with of this wonderful history of the Gadarene demoniac, and the loss of the herd of swine, is that of the celebrated Hutchinsonian divine, Jones, of Nayland, in his sermon on the Gadarene demoniac. “In the moral application," he remarks, “ of this miracle, the sense is very plain ; for if sin is, every man, what the devil is in a demoniac, then it is evident the same man may be under the dominion of a legion of vices and evil passions at once." The devil was permitted to go into the herd of swine to show the power of the destroyer, and by a significant action make known to man the utter destruction of those who suffer themselves to be led captive by the spirit of evil. These unclean animals are a fit representation of the human race, in their fallen and degraded condition, and as such are often used in Scripture. See Matt. vii. 6. 2 Pet. ii. 22. Prov. xi. 22.
Archbishop Newcome justly observes, of the apparent discrepancy between St. Matthew, who mentions two demoniacs, and St. Mark and St. Luke, who mention one only, that the rule of Le Clerc must be applied.-- Qui plura narrat, pauciora complectitur ; qui pauciora memorat, plura non negat. One of the demoniacs was remarkable, says Dr. Farmer, for his superior fierceness. Or Mark and Luke mention only one, because one only returned to express his gratitude.
Luke viii. 28. and fell down before him,
have 1 to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the
most high God? Matt. viii. 29 art thou come hither to torment us before the
time? Luke viii. 28. I beseech thee, Mark v. 7. I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. Luke vili. 29. (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to
come out of the man. Mark v.8. For he said unto him, Come out of the man,
thou unclean spirit. Luke viii. 29. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was
kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into
the wilderness.) Mark v. 9. And he asked him, What is thy name? And
he answered, saying, My name is Legion : for we
are many. Luke viii. 30. (because many
devils were entered into him.) Mark v. 10,
And he besought him much that he would not
send them away out of the country : Luke viii. 31. that he would not command them to go out into
the deep: Mark v. 11.
Now there was there Matt. viii. 30. a good way off from them, Mark v. 11. nigh unto the mountains, a great herd of swine,
feeding Mark v. 12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Matt. viii. 31. If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the
herd of swine. Mark v. 12. send us into the swine, that we may enter into
And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And Matt. viii. 32. said unto them, Go.
And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine : and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two
thousand ;) and were choked in the sea ; Matt. viii. 32. and perished in the waters.
And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in
the city and in the country; Matt. vii. 33. and what was befallen to the possessed of the
devils. Matt. viii. 34.
And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus ;
Mark v. 13.
Mark v. 13.
Mark v. 14.