27 calm. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is 28 this, that even the winds and the sea obey him! And when he

was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs,

waters should not pass his commandment; mighty angel) had in his hand a little book when he appointed the foundations of the open ; and he set his right foot upon the ses, earth (1, wisdom, was set up from everlasting). and his left foot on the earth. Re. X. 2. Pr. viii. 28, 29. When I came (saith Christ) 27 Marvelled.]. They that were in the was there no man; when I called was there ship came and worshipped him, saying, or a none to answer ? is my hand shortened at all, truth thou art the Son of God. Mat. xiv. 33 that it cannot redeem ? or have I no power The multitude wondered when they saw the to deliver ? Behold, at my rebuke I dry up dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the the sea ; I make the rivers a wilderness; their lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they fish stinketh because there is no water, and glorified the God of Israel. Mat. xv. 31. dieth for thirst; I clothe the heavens with And they were all amazed (at the casting ser blackness, and I make sackcloth their cover- of the unclean spirit), insomuch that they ing. The Lord God hath given me the tongue questioned among themselves, saying, Whst of the learned, that I should know how to thing is this? What new doctrine is this! speak a word in season to him that is weary; For with authority commandeth he even the he wakeneth morning by morning ; he waken- unclean spirits, and they do obey him. Mar. eth mine ear to hear as the learned. Is. l. i. 27. And he (Jesus) went up unto the 2-4. Where is he (said the Lord) that into the ship, and the wind ceased: and they brought them up out of the sea, with the were sore amazed in themselves beyond mer shepherd of his flock? where is he that put sure, and wondered. Mar. vi. 51. And the his holy Spirit within him? Is. Ixiii. 11. He people) were beyond measure astonished, rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry; and saying, He hath done all things well; te drieth up all the rivers. Na, i. 4. Was the maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb Lord displeased against the rivers ? was thine to speak. Mar. vii. 37. anger against the rivers ? was thy wrath 28 When he was come to the other side.) against the sea, that thou didst ride upon And they (Jesus and his disciples) came over thine horses, and thy chariots of salvation ? unto the other side, into the country of the Hab. iii. 8. And he (Jesus) arose, and re- Gadarenes. Mar. v. 1. They arrived at the buked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, country of the Gadarenes, which is over be still; and the winds ceased, and there was against Galilee. Lu. viii. 26. God anointed a great calm. And he said unto them, Why Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost, and are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no with power, who went about doing good, and faith? And they feared exceedingly, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; said one to another, What manner of man is for God was with him. Ac. x. 38. this, that even the wind and the sea obey Gergesenes.] Canaan begat Sidon his firsthim? Mar. iv. 39–41. And "he" ("Jesus") born, and Heth, and the Jebusite, and the saw them (his disciples) toiling in rowing (for Emorite, and the Girgasite. Ge. x. 15, 16 the wind was contrary unto them); and about Unto thy seed (said God to Abraham) have! the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto given this land; the Kenites, &c. &c. and the them, walking upon the sea, and would have Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girga passed by them, but when they saw him shites, and the Jebusites. Ge. xv. 21. When walking upon the sea, they supposed it had the Lord thy God shall bring thee into the been a spirit, and cried out (for they all saw land whither thou goest to possess it, and him, and were troubled), and immediately he hath cast out many nations before thee, the talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of Hittites, and Girgashites, and the Amorites, good cheer, it is I, be not afraid; and he went and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and up unto them into the ship, and the wind the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations ceased; and they were sore amazed in them- greater and mightier than thou: thou shalt selves beyond measure, and wondered. Mar. smite them, and utterly destroy them, &c. vi. 48–51. And they (the disciples) came to De. vii. 1, 2. him, and awoke him, saying, Master, Master, Coming out of the tombs.] When be we perish: then he arose, and rebuked the (Jesus) was come out of the ship, immewind, and the raging of the water, and they diately there met him out of the tombs a ceased, and there was a calm. And he said man with an unclean spirit, who had his unto them, Where is your faith? And they dwelling among the tombs, and no man could being afraid, wondered, saying one to another, bind him, no not with chains, because that he What manner of man is this? for he com- had been often bound with fetters and chains, mandeth even the winds and water, and they and the chains had been plucked asunder by obey him. Lu. viii. 24, 25. And he (the him, and the fetters broken in pieces ; neither

exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And, 29 behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? And there was a good way off from them an herd of 30

could any man tame him: and always, night most high? I beseech thee torment me not. and day, he was in the mountains and in the Lu. viii. 28. Woman, what have I to do with tombs, crying and cutting himself with stones. thee (said Jesus to his mother)? mine hour is Mar. v. 2-5. And they arrived at the not yet come. John ii. 4. country of the Gadarenes, which is over Thou Son of God.] See chap. iv. 3, and against Galilee ; and when he (Jesus) went com. Unclean spirits when they saw him fell forth to land, there met him out of the city'a down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art certain man which had devils long time, and the Son of God. Mar. iii. 11. And devils ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, also came out of many, crying out and saying, but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus he Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he cried out, and fell down before him, and with rebuking them, suffered them not to speak ; a loud voice said, What have I to do with for they knew that he was Christ. Lu. iv. 41. thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most High? | The same (the damsel possessed with a spirit beseech thee torment me not. For he had of divination) followed Paul and us, and cried, commanded the unclean spirit to come out of saying, These men are the servants of the the man. For oftentimes it had caught him, most high God, which show unto us the way and he was kept bound with chains, and in of salvation. Ac. xvi. 17. Thou believest fetters, and he brake the bands, and was that there is one God; thou doest well; the driven of the devil into the wilderness. Lu. devils also believe and tremble. Ja. ii. 19. viii. 26–29.

Torment us before the time.] If God spared So that no man might pass by that way.] In not the angels that sinned, but cast them the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in down to hell, and delivered them into chains the days of Jael, the highways were unoccu- of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment. pied, and the travellers walked through by The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly ways. Ju. v, 6.

out of temptation, &c. 2 Pe. ii. 4. 9. And 29 What have we to do with thee?] And the angels which kept not their first estate, the king (David) said, What have I to do but left their own habitation, he hath reserved with you, ye sons of Zeruiah (Abishai and in everlasting chains, under darkness, unto Joab), so let him (Shimei) curse, because the the judgment of the great day. Jude 6. Lord hath said unto him, Curse David ; who 30 Ăn herd of many swine, &c.] These shall then say, Wherefore hast thou done so ? shall ye not eat; the camel

, the cony, and the 2 Sa. xvi. 10. What have I to do with you, hare, and the swine, though he divide the ye sons of Zeruiah, that ye should this day hoof, and be cloven-footed, yet he cheweth be adversaries unto me? Shall there any not the cud, he is unclean to you. Le. xi. 7. man be put to death this day in Israel ; for These ye shall not eat; the camel, the hare, do not I know that I am this day king over and the cony, and the swine, because it diIsrael. 2 Sa. xix. 22. What have ye to do videth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it with me, 0 Tyre and Zidon, and all the coasts is unclean unto you; ye shall not eat of their of Palestine? Will ye render me a recom- flesh, nor touch their dead carcase. De. xiv. 8. pence (saith the Lord)? And if ye recom- I have spread out my hands all the day unto pense me, swiftly and speedily will I return a rebellious people; a people that provoketh your recompence upon your own head. Joel me to anger continually to my face; that iii. 4. Let us alone (said the man with an sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense unclean spirit); what have we to do with upon altars of brick, which remain among the thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth ? Art thou come graves, and lodge in the monuments; which to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable the Holy One of God. Mar. i. 24. What things is in their vessels. Is. Ixv. 3, 4. He have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he most high God (said the man possessed of the that sacrificeth a lamb as if he cut off a dog's legion)? I adjure thee by God, that thou neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he torment me not. Mar. v. 7. Let us alone: offered swine's blood. Is. Ixiii. 3. Now what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of (whilst Jesus was entreated by him who had Nazareth (said the man with the spirit of an the legion) there was there nigh unto the unclean devil)? Art thou come to destroy us? mountains a great herd of swine feeding. I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of Mar. v. 11. And there was there an herd of God. Lu. iv. 34. When he (who had the many swine feeding on the mountain, and legion) saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down they (the legion) besought him that he would before him, and with a loud voice said, What suffer them to enter into them. And he sufhave I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God fered them. Lu. viii. 32. And he (the pro

31 many swine feeding. So the devils besought him, saying, If

thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. 32 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out,

they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished

digal son) went and joined himself to a citizen dered my servant Job, that there is none like of that country, and he sent him into his him in the earth, a perfect and upright man, fields to feed swine. And he would fain have one that feareth God, and escheweth evil ? filled his belly with the husks that the swine And still he holdeth fast his integrity, although did eat, and no man gave unto him. Lu. xv. thou movedst me against him, to destroy him 15, 16.

without cause. And Satan answered the 31 The devils besought him.] And he Lord and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a (possessed of the legion) cried with a loud man hath will he give for his life; pat forth voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, thine hand now, and touch his bone and his Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face. adjure thee by God that thou torment me And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, he is not. And all the devils besought him, saying, in thine hand, but save his life. Job ii. 3-6. Send us into the swine, that we may enter Him (Jesus) being delivered by the deterinto them. Mar. v. 7. 12. And Jesus asked minate counsel and foreknowledge of God, him, saying, What is thy name? And he ye have taken, and by wicked hands have said, Legion ; because many devils were en- crucified and slain. Ac. ii. 23. Of a truth tered into him. And they besought him, that against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast he would not command them to go out into anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, the deep. And there was there an herd of with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, many swine feeding on the mountain ; and were gathered together, for to do whatsoever they besought him that he would suffer them thy hand and thy counsel determined before to enter into them, and he suffered them. to be done. Ac. iv. 27, 28. And when the Then went the devils out of the man and thousand years are expired, Satan shall be entered into the swine; and the herd ran loosed out of his prison. Re. xx. 7. violently down a steep place into the lake, The whole herd of swine, &c.] And there and were choked. Lu. viii. 30-33. Rejoice was a day when his (Job's) sons and his ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe daughters were eating and drinking wine in to the inhabiters of the earth, and of the sea; their eldest brother's house, and there came a for the devil is come down unto you, having messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were great wrath ; because he knoweth that he plowing, and the asses feeding beside them, hath but a short time. Re. xii. 12. And I and the Sabeans fell upon them and took them saw an angel come down from heaven, having away, yea, they have slain the servants with the key of the bottomless pit and a great the edge of the sword, and I only am escaped chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the alone to tell thee. While he was yet speakdragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, ing, there came also another, and said, The and Satan, and bound him a thousand years. fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath Re. xx. 1, 2.

burnt up the sheep, and the servants, and 32 Go, &c.] And the Lord said unto him consumed them, and I only am escaped alone (the spirit persuading Ahab to go against to tell thee. While he was yet speaking, Ramoth Gilead), Wherewith ? (wilt thou per- there came also another, and said, The Chalsuade him ?) And he said, I will go forth, deans made out three bands, and fell upon the and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all camels, and have carried them away, yea, his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt per- and slain the servants with the edge of the suade him, and prevail also : go forth, and do sword, and I only am escaped alone to tell so. 1 Ki. xxii. 22. Hast thou not made an thee. While he was yet speaking, there came hedge about “him” (“ Job," said Satan to the also another, and said, Thy sons and thy Lord), and about his house, and about all that daughters were eating and drinking wine in he hath on every side? Thou hast blessed their eldest brother's house. And behold, the work of his hands, and bis substance is there came a great wind from the wilderness, increased in the land. But put forth thine and smote the four corners of the house, and hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he it fell upon the young men, and they are dead, will curse thee to thy face. And the Lord and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in Job i. 13–19. So went Satan forth from the thy power, only upon himself put not forth presence of the Lord, and smote Job with thine hand. So Satan went forth from the sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his presence of the Lord. Job i. 10–12. And crown. And he took him a potsherd to scrape The Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou consi- himself withal, and he sat down among the

in the waters. And they that kept them Aed, and went their 33 ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. And, behold, the whole city came 34 out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.


And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his 1

son ?

ashes. Job ii. 7, 8. Jesus gave them (the unto Elijah, What have I to do with thee, o legion) leave, and the unclean spirits went out thou man of God? Art thou come unto me and entered into the swine, and the herd ran to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my violently down a steep place into the sea, i Ki. xvii. 18. And it came to pass, (they were about two thousand) and were when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto choked in the sea. Mar. v. 13. Then went him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel ? the devils out of the man, and entered into the 1 Ki. xviii. 17. They (the wicked) say unto swine, and the herd ran violently down a God, Depart from us; for we desire not the steep place into the lake, and were choked. knowledge of thy ways. Job xxi. 14. Hast Lu. vii. 33.

thou marked the old way which wicked men 33 They that kept them fled.] And they have trodden, which said unto God, Depart that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, from us: and what can the Almighty do for and in the country, and they went out to see them? Job xxii. 17. And they (the Gadawhat it was that was done. And they came renes) began to pray him to depart out of to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with their coasts. And when he was come into the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and the ship, he that had been possessed with the clothed, and in his right mind, and they were devil prayed him that he might be with him. afraid. And they that saw it told them how Mar. 17, 18. When Simon Peter saw it it befel to him that was possessed with the (the miraculous draught of fishes) he fell down devil, and also concerning the swine. Mar. v. at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me, for 14–16. When they that fed them (the suine) I am a sinful man, O Lord. Lu. v. 8. When saw what was done, they fled, and went and he (the man who had devils) saw Jesus, he told it in the city, and in the country. Then cried out, and fell down before him, and with they went out to see what was done, and a loud voice said, What have I to do with came to Jesus, and found the man out of thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high ? I whom the devils were departed, sitting at the beseech thee torment me not. Lu. viii. 28. feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind; Then the whole multitude of the country of and they were afraid. They also which saw the Gadarenes round about besought him to it told them by what means he that was pos- depart from them, for they were taken with sessed of the devils was healed. L. viii. great fear ; and he went up into the ship, and 34—36. The evil spirit answered and said returned back again. Now the man out of (to the sons of Sceva), Jesus I know, and Paul whom the devils were departed besought him I know, but who are ye? and the man in that he might be with him. But Jesus sent whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and him away, saying, Return to thine own house, overcame them, and prevailed against them, and shew how great things God hath done so that they Aled out of that house naked and unto thee; and he went his way, and published wounded. And this was known to all the throughout the whole city how great things Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus, Jesus had done unto him. Lu. viii. 37–39. and fear fell on them all; and the name of And they came and besought “ them” (Paul the Lord Jesus was magnified. Ac. xix. and Silas”), and brought them out, and desired 14-16.

them to depart out of the city. Ac. xvi. 39. 34 They besought him.] See verse 29. Now therefore why should we die ? for this CHAP. IX.-1 He entered into a ship.] See great fire (with which the mountain did burn) chap. vii. 6. and viii. 18. 23. and com. And will consume us. If we hear the voice of the when Jesus was passed over again by ship Lord our God any more, then we shall die. unto the other side, much people gathered De. v. 25. And Samuel did that which the unto him, and he was nigh unto the sea. Lord spake, and came to Bethlehem, and the Mar. v. 21. And he went up into the ship, elders of the town trembled at his coming, and returned back again (from the country of and said, Comest thou peaceably? 1 Sa. xvi. the Gadarenes). Lu. viii. 37. He that is 4. And she (the widow of Zarephath) said unjust, let him be unjust still, and he which

2 own city. And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed : and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy ; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven

is filthy, let him be filthy still, and he that is healed, said with a loud voice, Stand upright righteous, let him be righteous still, and he on thy feet, and he leaped and walked. Ac. that is holy, let him be holy still. Re. xxii. 11. xiv. 9, 10. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast

. His own city.] See chap. iv. 13.

faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith 2 They brought to him a man sick of the without thy works, and I will shew thee my palsy.] See Mat. iv. 24. and viii. 16. and faith by my works. Ja. ii. 18. com. At even when the sun did set, they Son.] See verse 22. And he (Jesus) said, brought unto him all that were diseased, and unto her (the woman that was healed of her them that were possessed with devils. Mar. plague), Daughter, thy faith hath made thee i. 32. And again he entered into Capernaum. whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague. After some days it was noised that he was in Mar. v. 34. Jesus saith unto them (his disthe house, and straightway many were ga- ciples), Children, have ye any meat! They thered together, insomuch that there was no answered him, No. And he said unto them, room to receive them, no not so much as Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and about the door, and he preached the word ye shall find. John xxi. 5, 6. unto them; and they come unto him bring- Be of good cheer.) Blessed is he' rekose ing one sick of the palsy which was borne of transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. four. Mar. ii. 1-3. And behold, men Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imbrought in a bed a man which was taken with puteth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there a palsy; and they sought means to bring him is no guile. Ps. xxxii. I, 2. Go thy way, in, and to lay him before him; and when eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine they could not find by what way they might with a merry heart; for God now accepteth bring him in, because of the multitude, they thy works. 'Ec. ix. 7. Comfort ye, comfort went upon the house top, and let him down ye my people, saith your God; speak ye comthrough the tiling, with his couch, into the fortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that midst before Jesus. Lu. v. 18, 19. Believers her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity were the more added to the Lord, multitudes is pardoned. For she hath received of the both of men and women, insomuch that they Lord's hand double for all her sins. Is. xL brought forth the sick into the streets, and 1, 2. I have blotted out as a thick cloud thy laid them on beds and couches, that, at the transgressions, and as a cloud thy sins; releast, the shadow of Peter passing by might turn unto me, for I have redeemed thee. Is

. overshadow some of them. There came also xliv. 22. This shall be the covenant which ! a multitude out of the cities round about unto will make with the house of Israel ; aftet Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them those days, saith the Lord, I will put my la which were vexed with unclean spirits, and in their inward parts, and write it in their they were healed every one. Ac. v. 14, 15, 16. hearts, and will be their God; and they shal So that from his (Paul's) body were brought be my people. And they shall teach no more unto the sick, handkerchiefs or aprons, and every man his neighbour, and every mar the diseases departed from them, and the his brother, saying, Know the Lord ? fo evil spirits went out of them. Ac. xix. 12. they shall all know me, from the least o

Seeing their faith.] See Mat. viii. 10. and them unto the greatest of them, saith the com. And when they could not come nigh Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, an unto him for the press, they uncovered the I will remember their sin no more. Je. xxx roof where he was, and when they had broken 33, 34. And when he saw their faith it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick said unto “him” (the man taken with th of the palsy lay. When Jesus saw their palsy”), Man, thy sins are forgiven the faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, Lu. v. 20. Wherefore I say unto thee (sai thy sins be forgiven thee. Mar. ii. 4, 5. Jesus to Peter), Her sins (of the woman wl And when they could not find by what way they anointed Jesus' feet), which are many, a might bring him in because of the multitude, forgiven, for she loved much. But to who they went upon the house top, and let him little is forgiven the same loveth little. Ar down through the tiling, with his couch, into he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. Ar the midst before Jesus. And when he saw they that sat at meat with him began to s their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins within themselves, Who is this that forgive are forgiven thee. Lu. v. 19, 20. And sins also ? And he said to the woman, T! (Jesus) needed not that any should testify of faith hath saved thee, go in peace. LI. V man, for he knew what was in man. John 47-50. Be it known unto you, mene ii. 25. The “same” (the " impotent man”) brethren (said Paul in the synagogue of A heard Paul speak, who stedfastly beholding tioch), that through this man is preached ar him, and perceiving that he had faith to be you the forgiveness of sins. And by him

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