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mind and they were afraid. They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed. Then the whole | multitude of the country of the Gada renes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again, viii. 27-37. How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him, Acts x. 38.

e Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatic, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water, Matt. xvii. 15.

And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented, Matt. viii. 6. And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour, 13. 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 thee. And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. And he arose, and departed to his house. But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men, ix. 2-8. And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four,-When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee, Mark ii. 3. 5. And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and lay him before him.-And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee, Luke v. 18. 20.

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Καὶ ἠκολούθησαν αὐτῷ ὄχλοι πολλοὶ ἀπὸ τῆς Γαλιλαίας καὶ Δεκαπόλεως καὶ Ιεροσολύμων καὶ Ἰουδαίας, καὶ πέραν τοῦ logdávou.


And there followed a him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from b Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judæa, and from beyond Jordan.

a And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him, Matt. v.1. When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him, viii. 1. But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all, xii. 15. And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there, xix. 2. But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea; and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judæa, Mark iii. 7. And when the sabbathday was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands? vi. 2. And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judæa and Jerusalem, and from the sea-coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases, Luke vi. 17.

b And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel, Mark v. 20. And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis, vii. 31.

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and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there. And great multitudes came unto him, xv. 29. And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him, Mark iii. 13. And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples, John vi. 2, 3. The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea-side. And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Matt. xiii. 1-3. And he went forth again by the sea-side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them, Mark ii. 13. And he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of Judæa by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again, x. 1. Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets, Luke xiii. 26.

And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease, Matt. x. 1. And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence, xi. 1. And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them, xx. 17. And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles, Luke vi. 13.

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dark sayings of old, Ps. lxxviii. 1, 2. Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things, Prov. viii. 6. Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same Scripture, and preached unto him Jesus, Acts viii. 35. Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons, x. 34. Praying always-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, Ephes. vi. 18, 19. VER. 3.

Μακάριοι οἱ πτωχοὶ τῷ πνεύματι, ὅτι αὐτῶν ἐστιν ἡ βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν.

a Blessed are the bpoor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

a Blessed is he whosoever shall not be offended in me, Matt. xi. 6. Blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear, xiii. 16. Blessed is that servant, whom his Lord when he cometh shall find so doing, xxiv. 46. Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful, Ps. i. 1. Kiss the Son lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him, ii. 12. Ŏ Lord of Hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee, lxxxiv. 12. Blessed are they that keep my ways, Prov. viii. 32. The Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him, Isa. xxx. 18. Blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it, Luke xi. 21. Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed, John xx. 29. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to

Καὶ ἀνοίξας τὸ στόμα αὐτοῦ, ἐδίδασκεν | them that love him, James i. 12. αὐτοὺς, λέγων· Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage-supper of the Lamb, Rev. xix. 9.

And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world, Matt. xiii. 35. Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth: I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter

At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes, Matt. xi. 25. And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Ve

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rily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the

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heaven, xviii. 2-4. I have heard of

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VER. 4.

Μακάριοι οἱ πενθοῦντες, ὅτι αὐτοὶ παρακληθήσονται.

Blessed are they a that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

a Hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily, Ps. lxix. 17. I am poor, and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high, 29. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow, Then called I upon the name of the LORD, Cxvi. 3,4. But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity, Ezek. vii. 16. And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. And the land shall mourn, every family apart, Zech. xii. 10-12.

thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes, Job xlii. 5, 6. The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit, Ps. xxxiv. 18. But I am poor and needy; yet the LORD thinketh upon me, Ps. xl. 17. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise, li. 17. But I am poor, and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high, lxix. 29. But I am poor and needy; make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying, Ixx. 5. Bow down thine ear, O LORD, bear me, for 1 am poor and needy, lxxxvi. 1. Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud, Prov. xvi. 19. Honour shall uphold the humble in spirit, xxix. 23. Thus saith the High and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, with him b They that sow in tears shall reap also that is of a contrite and humble in joy. He that goeth forth and spirit; to revive the spirit of the hum-weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall ble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones, Isa. Ivii. 15. The Spirit of the Lord GoD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek, lxi. 1. To this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at myword, lxvi. 2. He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good, and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? Mic. vi. 8. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, Luke iv. 18. And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God, vi. 20. He that humbleth himself shall be exalted, xviii. 14. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up, James iv. 10.

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doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him, Ps. cxxvi. 5, 6. And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me, Isa. xii. 1. He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces, xxv. 8. For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee, xxx. 19. And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away, xxxv. 10. also li. 11. I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward : O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake

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pented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death, vii. 9, 10. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, Rev. vii. 17. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away, xxi. 4.

What shall I say? he hath that ye shall weep and lament, but the both spoken unto me, and himself hath world shall rejoice: and ye shall be done it I shall go softly all my years sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be in the bitterness of my soul. O LORD, turned into joy. And ye now therefore by these things men live, and in all have sorrow: but I will see you again, these things is the life of my spirit: so and your heart shall rejoice, and your wilt thou recover me, and make me to joy no man taketh from you, John live. Behold, for peace I had great xvi. 20. 22. Blessed be God, even the bitterness: but thou hast in love to my Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the soul delivered it from the pit of corrup. Father of mercies, and the God of all tion for thou hast cast all my sins comfort; who comforteth us in all our behind thy back. The living, the liv- tribulation, that we may be able to coming, he shall praise thee, as I do this fort them which are in any trouble by day, xxxviii. 14-19. For I will not the comfort, wherewith we ourselves contend for ever, neither will be al- are comforted of God. For as the sufways wroth: for the spirit should fail ferings of Christ abound in us, so our before me, and the souls which I have consolation also aboundeth by Christ, made. For the iniquity of his covet- 2 Cor. i. 3-5. Now I rejoice, not ousness was I wroth, and smote him: that ye were made sorry, but that ye I hid me, and was wroth, and he went sorrowed to repentance: for ye were on frowardly in the way of his heart. made sorry after a godly manner, that I have seen his ways, and will heal ye might receive damage by us in nohim: I will lead him also, and restore thing. For godly sorrow worketh recomforts unto him and to his mourn-pentance to salvation not to be reers. I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him, lvii. 16-19. To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, Ixi. 2,3. Thus saith the LORD; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the LORD, Jer. xxxi. 16. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh, Luke vi. 21. And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, and stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.-Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace, vii. 37, 38. 48-50. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented, xvi. 25. Verily, verily, I say unto you,

VER. 5.

Μακάριοι οἱ πραεῖς, ὅτι αὐτοὶ κληρονομή σουσι τὴν γῆν.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly of heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls, Matt. xi. 29. Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass, xxi. 5. Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth, Numb. xii. 3. The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever, Ps. xxii. 26. The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way, xxv. 9. The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground, cxlvii. 6. The LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will

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beautify the meek with salvation, cxlix. 4. The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel, Isa. xxix. 19. The Spirit of the LORD God is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek, lxi. 1. Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judg ment; seek righteousness, seek meek-marrow and fatness; and my mouth ness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD's anger, Zeph. ii. 3. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance against such there is no law, Gal. v. 22, 23.

shall praise thee with joyful lips, Ps. lxiii. 5. Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple, lxv. 4. And in this mountain b What man is he that feareth the shall the LORD of Hosts make unto LORD? him shall he teach in the way all people a feast of fat things, a feast that he shall choose. His soul shall of wines of the lees, of fat things full dwell at ease; and his seed shall in- of marrow, of wines on the lees well herit the earth, Ps. xxv. 12, 13. Evil refined. And he will destroy in this doers shall be cut off: but those that mountain the face of the covering cast wait upon the LORD, they shall inhe- over all people, and the vail that is rit the earth. The meek shall inherit spread over all nations. He will swalthe earth; and shall delight them- low up death in victory; and the selves in the abundance of peace, Lord GOD will wipe away tears from xxxvii. 9. 11. The righteous shall in- off all faces; and the rebuke of his herit the land, and dwell therein for people shall he take away from off ever, 29. Thy people also shall be all the earth: for the LORD hath all righteous: they shall inherit the spoken it, Is. xxv. 6-8. When the land for ever, the branch of my plant-poor and needy seek water, and there ing, the work of my hands, that I may is none, and their tongue faileth for be glorified, Isa. lx. 21. The promise, thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I that he should be the heir of the the God of Israel will not forsake world, was not to Abraham, or to his them, xli. 17. That thou mayest say seed, through the law, but through the to the prisoners, Go forth; to them righteousness of faith, Rom, iv. 13. that are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places. They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them, xlix. 9, 10. Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price, lv. 1. Therefore, thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed, lxv. 13. W 0soever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but

VER. 6.

Μακάριοι οἱ πεινῶντες καὶ διψῶντες τὴν δικαιοσύνην, ὅτι αὐτοὶ χορτασθήσονται.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

aAs the hart panteth after the waterbrooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? Ps. xlii. 1, 2. O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is, lxiii. 1. My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living

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