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up- Luke xi. 43.

Uncertain, m Woe unto you, Pharisees ! for love the
probably on a
tour. permost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in
m Matt. xxiii. the markets.
6.

Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypo- Luke xi. 44.
crites ! for ye are as graves which appear not, and
the men that walk over them are not aware of
them.

Then answered one of the lawyers, and said Luke xi, 45. unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest

us also.

9.

And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers ! Luke xi. 46. Matt. xxiii. for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be

borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens

with one of your fingers. o Matt. xxiii. • Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres Luko xi. 47.

of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.

Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds Luke xi. 18. of your fathers : for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.

Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will Luke xi. 49. send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:

That the blood of all the prophets, which was Luke xi, 50. shed from the foundation of the world, may be

required of this generation; p Gen. iv. 8. P From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Luke zi. al.

Zacharias, which perished between the altar and
the temple: verily, I say unto you, It shall be re-

quired of this generation. 9 Matt. xxiii. Woe unto you, lawyers ! for ye have taken Lukexi. 5€.

away the key of knowledge : ye enter not in

yourselves, and them that were entering in ye Or, forbad. * hindered.

And as he said these things unto them, the Luke xl, 53. Scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things :

Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch Luke xi. 54. something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.

13.

SECTION XIII.

Christ cautions his Disciples against Hypocrisy.

LUKE xii, 1–13.
In "the mean time, when there were gathered Luke zil. 1.

r Matt. xvi, 6.

Luke xii, 2

Luke xii. 3.

Luke xii. 4.

Luke xii. 5.

Luke xii, 6.

together an innumerable multitude of people, in- Uncertain,
somuch that they trode one upon another, he probably on a
began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware
ye

of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypo-
crisy.

s For there is nothing covered, that shall not be s Matt. X. 26. revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.

Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid e Matt. X. 28. of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.

But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

Are not five sparrows sold for two u farthings ? u Matt. 1. 29.

and not one of them is forgotten before God. Luke xii. 7. But even the very hairs of your head are all

numbered. Fear not therefore : ye are of more

value than many sparrows. Luke xii. 8. * Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess Matt. x. N.

me before men, him shall the Son of man also 2 Tim. ii, 12.

confess before the angels of God : Luke xii. 9. But he that denieth me before men, shall be

denied before the angels of God.
Luke xli. 10. And whosoever shall speak a word against the

Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto
him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost, it

shall not be forgiven. Luke xii. 11. yAnd when they bring you unto the synagogues, y Matt. X. 19.

and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no
thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or
what

ye
shall

say:
Luke xii. 12. For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same

hour what ye ought to say.

SECTION XIV.

Christ refuses to act as Judge.

LUKE xii. 13, 14.
And one of the company said unto him, Master,
speak to my brother, that he divide the inherit-
ance with me.

Luke xii. 13.

Uncertain, And he said unto him, Man, who' made me a Luke xii. 14. probably on a tour.

judge or divider over you ?

SECTION XV.

Christ cautions the Multitude against Worldly-mindedness.

LUKE xü. 15–35. And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware Luke xii. 15. of covetousness : for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

And he spake a parable unto them, saying, Luke xii. 16. The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully :

And he thought within himself, saying, What Luke xii. 17. shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits ?

And he said, This will I do: I will pull down Luke xii. 18. my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.

And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast Luke xii. 19. much goods laid up for many years : take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night Luke xii. 20. Or, do they * thy soul shall be required of thee : then whose require thy shall those things be, which thou hast pro

vided ?

So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, Luke xii. 21. and is not rich toward God.

And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say Luke xli. 22. 2 Matt. vi.25. unto you, 2 Take no thought for your life, what

ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall
put on.

The life is more than meat, and the body is Luke xii. 23. more than raiment.

Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor Luke xii. 24. reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn ; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?

And which of you with taking thought can add Luke xii. 25. to his stature one cubit?

ye then be not able to do that thing which is Luke xii. 26. least, why take ye thought for the rest ?

Consider the lilies how they grow : they toil Luke xii. 27. not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that

If

Luke xii. 28.

Luke xii. 29.

Luke xii. 30.

pense.

Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one Uncertain, of these.

probably on a

tour.
If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day
in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven;
how much more will he clothe

you,

O ye of little faith?

And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, * neither be ye of doubtful mind. * Or, live not

in careful susFor all these things do the nations of the world seek after : and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.

But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Sell that ye have, and give alms; a provide a Matt. vi. 20. yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Luke xii. 31.

Luke xii. 32.

Luke xii. 33.

Luke xii. 31.

SECTION XVI.

b

Luke xii. 35.

Luke xii. 36.

Christ exhorts to Watchfulness, Fidelity, and Repentance.
LUKE xii. 35, to the end, and LUKE xiii. 1-10.

Let your loins be girded about, and your bl Pet. i. 13. lights burning;

And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may

open unto him immediately.
Luke xii. 37. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when

he cometh shall find watching : verily I say unto
you, that he shall gird himself, and make them
to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve

them.
Luke xii. 33. And if he shall come in the second watch, or

come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed
are those servants.

° And this know, that if the goodman of the c Matt. xxiv.
house had known what hour the thief would
come, he would have watched, and not have suf-

fered his house to be broken through. VOL. I.

Luke xii. 39.

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Be ye therefore ready also : for the Son of man Luke xii. 40. cometh at an hour when ye think not.

Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou Luke xii. 41. this parable unto us, or even to all.

And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful Luke xii. 42. and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his houshold, to give them their portion of meat in due season?

Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he Luke xii. 13. cometh shall find so doing.

Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make Luke xii. 41. him ruler over all that he hath.

But and if that servant say in his heart, My Luke xii. 45. lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;

The lord of that servant will come in a day Luke xii. 46.

when he looketh not for him, and at an hour * Or, cut him when he is not aware, and will * cut him in sunMatt.xxiv.51. der, and will appoint him his portion with the

unbelievers.

And that servant which knew his lord's will, Luke xii. 47. and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

But he that knew not, and did commit things Luke xii. 48. worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required : and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

I am come to send fire on the earth; and what Luke xii. 49. will I, if it be already kindled?

But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and Luke xii. 50. + Or, pained. how am I +straitened till it be accomplished ?

d Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on Luke xii. 5). earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division :

For from henceforth there shall be five in one Luke xii. 52. house divided, three against two, and two against three.

The father shall be divided against the son, Luke xii. 53. and the son against the father ; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

And he said also to the people, e When ye see Luke xii. 54.

d Matt. x. 34.

e Matt. xvi. 2.

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