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one to his farm, another to his merchandize: And the remnant took his servants, and intreated them spitefully, and flew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth; and he sent forth his armics, and destroyed those murderers, and burnt up their city. Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they who were bidden, were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.' So those servants went out into the high-ways, and gathered together all, as many as they found both bad and good; and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, || he saw there a man who had not on a wedding-garment. And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither, not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness: There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

For many are called but few are chosen.
The twenty first Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.
Rant, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful peo-

ple pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epiftle. Ephes. 6. 10. Y brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may

E e Paraphrase on the Collia for the twenty forf Sunday after Trinity. O God, we beseech thee, of thy great Mercy, to freed from the dominion and punishment of Sin, and Forgive us our Tranfgreffions, and to grant us that Peace perform our Duty in all godly quietness, through which exceedeth all Understanding; that we may be Jesus Christ our Lord.

# He saw there a Man who had not on, Go. As 10 “ ly that we are called in order that we may be re® the meaning of the Wedding Garment " It is needles “ newed in our Minds after his Image. And there. “ (lays a great Author) to dispute, whether it be Faith, a fo e, that we may remain always in his House, the " or a pivus holy Life. For neither can Faith be « Old Man with his filthiness must be put off, and a

separated from good Works, nor can good Works “ new Life designed, that our Attire may be such proceed except from Faith. Christ's meaning is on- as is suitable to so honourable an invitation,”



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be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against Aella and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you *the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day; and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breaft-plate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of fcace. above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shah be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and fupplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance, and supplication for all faints; and for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the Gospel; for which I am an ambassador in bonds; that therein 1 inay {peak boldly, as I ought to speak.

The Gospel. S. John 4. 46.
HERE was a certain nobleman, whose fon was fick at Can

pernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judea into Galilee, he went unto him, and belought him, that he would come down and heal his son; for he was at the point of death. Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye fee figns and wonders, ye will not believe. The nobleman faith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. Jesus faith unto him, Go thy way, thy fon liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. Then:

The u bole Armour of God. It is so styled, not invulnerable in the Day of Battel. only on account of the efervice it does in promoting I Except ye fee Signs and Wonders, Egs. It feems. godliness, but because it is entirely form’d and furnished the Nobleman. thought it necessary that Jetus Thonla by God. The Truth and the Righteousness, the Peace be personally present, if he haul a mind to perform the and the Faith, the Salvation and the Word are his Gifts. Cure Therefore to reprove the weakness of his Faith And thus the moral of the Heathen Poets' Fictions of Jesus said to him, Except ye fee the Signs and Wonders old is unquestionably just; that no Armour, except will ge not believed to the centence may be frankareda chat of divine Original, is so tempered as to render us.


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enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend: and they
said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.
So the father knew that it was at the fame hour, in the which Jesus
said unto him, Thy son liveth; and himself believed, and his whole
house. This is again the second miracle that Jesus did when he was
come out of Judea into Galilee.
The twenty second Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.
ORD, "we beseech thee to keep thy houthold the Church in

continual godliness, that through thy protection it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the glory of thy Name, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

The Epistle. Phil. 1. 3. Thank my God upon every remembrance of you (always in

every prayer of mine for you all, making request with joy) for your fellowship in the Gospel from the first day until now; s being confident of this very thing, that he who hath begun a good work in

you, will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ; even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my bonds and in the defence, and confirmation of the Gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jefus Christ.

And this I pray that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge, and in all judgment: That ye may approve

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2 Paraphrafe on the Collea for the twenty fecond Sunday after Trinity. : Lord, we intreat thee, to preserve the universal Calamities, and piously difpoled to obey thee in all Church of Christ in the continual practise of pure Re- Holiness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. ligion, that by thy Providence it may be secure from all

Being confident of this very Tbing, &c. The to work out their Salvation will fear and trembling Apollle does not speak this outof any opinion of the chap. ii. 12. See also chap. iv. 1. and chap. i 16. "election of the Philippians to eternal Life, or of the He says this cirerefore from a judgment of Charity, certainty of their perseverance unto the end by virtue conjecturing, from what was pait, what they would be of that election. For why then doth he exhort them for the future.


things that are excellent, that ye may be fincere, and without offence till the day of Christ : being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

The Gospel. S. Matth. 18. 21. Eter said unto Jefus, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against

me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus faith unto hin, I say not unto thee, Until seven times; but until feventy times fe.

* Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king who would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto hiin, who owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the fame servant went out, and found one of his fellow-fervants who owed him an hundred pence; and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not; but went and cast hiin into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellow-servants faw what was done, they were very forty, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked fervant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So


I berefore is the Kingdom of Heaven, &c. This divine Mercy, who, tho' they are guilty of many griev. Parable may be considered as an explanation of the fifth ous Offences against God, yet are implacable to their petition of the Lord's Prayer; and is designed to over- Fellow Creatures, and will not forgive them the smalle turn all the arguments whereby evil Minds justify Injuries, though they are truly sorry for them. Revenge; by hewing how wiwirtby those are of the

Phil. 3. 17.


likewise ishall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if yè frönn
hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
The twenty third Sunday after Trinity.

The ColleEZ.
God, our refuge and strength, who art the author of all

godliness; Be ready, we beseech thee; to hear the devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that thofe things which we alk faithfully, we may obtain effectually, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen,

The Epistle. Rethren, be followers together of me, and mark them who

walk fo, as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk, of wbom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ; whose end is de fruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory' is in their shame, who mind earthly things) * for our conversation is in heaven, from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ; who shall change our vile body, that it

may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

The Goppel. S. Matth. 22. 15. "HEN went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle h

him in his talk. And they sent out unto him - their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto

Paraphrafe on the Colleet for the twenty third Sunday after Trinity. TO God, our defence and support, from whore fincere Chriftians; and fully perform such requefts as Grace we derive all that is good in us; graciously at we offer up in Faith, and according to thy Will, for send, webefeech thee, to the humble petitions of all the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.

• For our Conversation is in Heaven, &c. That is, good reason fince their Saviour, wh) is already there, di good Cristians conf.der that they are Citizens and is assuredly expected by them, to come, and transform freemen not of an earthly City, but of Heaven; that these frail and mortal Bodies into the likeness of his their mált interest lies there; and therefore they live own glorified Body.

Men whose Minds are already there; and with


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