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suffer shame for his name, Acts v. 41. And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them, xvi. 25. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also, Rom. v. 3. Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all. For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me, Phil. ii. 17, 18. Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church, Col. i. 24. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations, James i. 2. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of Glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified, 1 Pet. iv. 14.

For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works, Matt. xvi. 27. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven, Luke vi. 23. So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth, Ps. lviii. 11. To him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward, Prov. xi. 18. Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings, Isa. iii. 10. Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance; for ye serve the Lord Christ, Col. iii. 24. Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward, Heb. xi. 26.

And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise, Matt, xxi. 34-36. Ye ate the children of them which killed the prophets, xxiii. 31. Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes; and some of VOL. 1.

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them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar, 34, 35. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! S7. And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword, 1 Kings xix. 1. The children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away, 10. Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing, 2 Chron. xvi. 10. And they conspired against him (Zechariah), and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD, xxiv. 21. But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy, xxxvi. 16. Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, Neh. ix. 26. In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion, Jer. ii. 30. When Jeremiah had made an end of speaking all that the LORD had commanded him to speak unto all the people, that the priests and the prophets and all the people took him, saying, Thou shalt surely die,-and all the people were gathered against Jeremiah in the house of the LORD, Xxvi. 8, 9. And they fetched forth Urijah out of Egypt, and brought him unto Jehoiakim the king; who slew him with the sword, and cast his dead body into the graves F

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the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers, Acts vii. 52. The Jews: who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us, 1 Thess. ii. 15. And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: they were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword; they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented: (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth, Heb. xi. 36-38.

VER. 13.

Ὑμεῖς ἐστε τὸ ἅλας τῆς γῆς· ἐὰν δὲ τὸ ἅλας μωρανθῇ, ἐν τίνι ἁλισθήσεται; εἰς οὐδὲν ἰσχύει ἔτι, εἰ μὴ βληθῆναι ἔξω, καὶ καταπατεῖσθαι ὑπὸ τῶν ἀνθρώπων.

a Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? bIt is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

a And every oblation of thy meatoffering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the

covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt, Lev. ii. 13. Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another, Mark ix. 50. Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man, Col. iv. 6.

b Šalt is good but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Mark ix. 50. Salt is good but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out, Luke xiv. 34, 35.

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Ὑμεῖς ἐστε τὸ φῶς τοῦ κόσμου· οὐ δύο ναται πόλις κρυβῆναι ἐπάνω ὄρους κειμένη· a Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

a The children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light, Luke xvi. 8. He (John) was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light, John v. 35. While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light, xii. 36. And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness, Rom. ii. 19. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light, Eph. harmless, the sons of God, without rev. 8. That ye may be blameless and buke, in the midst of a crooked and shine as lights in the world; holding perverse nation, among whom ye forth the word of life, Phil. ii. 15, 16. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness, 1 Thess. ν. 5. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, Rev. i. 20.

VER. 15.

Οὐδὲ καίουσι λύχνον, καὶ τιθέασιν αὐτὸν ὑπὸ τὸν μόδιον, ἀλλ ̓ ἐπὶ τὴν λυχνίαν, καὶ λάμπει πᾶσι τοῖς ἐν τῇ οἰκίᾳ.

a Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.


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a He said unto them, is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick? Mark iv. 21. No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light, Luke viii. 16. No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on 2.candlestick, that they which come in may see the light, xi. 33. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal, 1 Cor. xii. 7.

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VER. 16.

MATT. V. 16.

Οὕτω λαμψάτω τὸ φῶς ὑμῶν ἔμπρος

σθεν τῶν ἀνθρώπων, ὅπως ἴδωσιν ὑμῶν τὰ καλὰ ἔργα, καὶ δοξάσωσι τὸν πατέρα ὑμῶν τὸν ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς.



Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and bglorify your Father which is din heaven. a But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day, Prov. iv. 18. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples, John xv. 8. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that should and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain, 16. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof, Rom. xiii. 12—14. Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men, 2 Cor. viii. 21. Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour, Eph. v. 1, 2. Ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth ;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them, 8-11. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 15. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: that ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world, Phil. ii. 14, 15. Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the

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Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, iii. known unto all men. The Lord is at 17-20. Let your moderation be hand, iv. 5. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do, 9. Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any : even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness, Col. iii. 12-14. Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man, iv. 5, 6. Walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory, 1 Thess. ii. 12. We are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober, v.5, 6. Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men, Tit. iii. 8. Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom, James iii. 13. Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: but as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation, 1 Pet. i. 13-15. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light, ii. 9. The end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. And above all things have fervent charity among

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yourselves, iv. 7, 8. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin, 1 John i. 5-7. b Call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me, Ps. 1. 15. Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me, 23. And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion, Mark ii. 12. And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day, Luke v. 26. Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man, xxiii. 47. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit, John xv. 8. This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God, xxi. 19. When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life, Acts xi. 18. Ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's, 1 Cor. vi. 20. And they glorified God in me, Gal. i. 24. When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe, 2 Thess. i. 10. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen, 1 Pet. iv. 11. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified, 14.

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perfect, 48. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, vi. 9. Call no man your Father upon the earth for one is your Father which is in heaven, xxiii. 9. Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee? Deut. xxxii. 6. He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation, Ps. lxxxix. 26. Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting, Isa. Ixiii. 16. But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand, lxiv. 8. A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: If then I be a father, where is mine honour? Mal. i. 6. Have we not all one Father? hath not one God created us? ii. 10. Your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things, Luke xii. 30. Fear not, little flock; for it is your father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom, 32. Go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God, John xx. 17. Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ, Rom. i. 7. For ye have not received the Spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father, viii. 15. Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Cor. i. 3. I will receive you and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty, 2 Cor. vi. 17, 18. Grace be to you, and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Gal. i. 3. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father, iv. 6. Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, Eph. i. 2. One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all, iv. 6. Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the

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Lord Jesus Christ, Phil. i. 2. Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, Col. i. 2. Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Thess. i. 1. In the sight of God and our Father, 3. Now God himself and our Father, And our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you, iii. 11. To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints, 13. Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the LordJesus Christ: grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 2 Thess. i. 1, 2. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work, ii. 16, 17. Be hold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not, 1 John iii. 1.

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his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth, cii. 19. Thus saith the LORD, the heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool, Isa. lxvi. 1. I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven, Dan. iv. 13. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven, 1 Thess. iv. xvi. The Holy Ghost sent down from heaven 1 Pet. i. 12. Now Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God, Rev. iii. 12. And fire came down from God out of heaven, xx. 9. And shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, xxi. 10.

VER. 17.

Μὴ νομίσητε ὅτι ἦλθον καταλῦσαι τον νόμον, ἢ τοὺς προφήτας· οὐκ ἦλθον καταλῦσαι, ἀλλὰ πληρῶσαι.

aThink not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

aThou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. Then the LORD rained upon Sodom And the second is like unto it, Thou and upon Gomorrah brimstone and shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. fire from the LORD out of heaven, On these two commandments hang Gen. xix. 24. Out of heaven he made all the law and the prophets, Matt. thee to hear his voice, that he might xxii. 37-40. Therefore all things instruct thee, Deut. iv. 36. But will whatsoever ye would that men should God indeed dwell on the earth? be- do to you, do ye even so to them: for hold, the heaven and heaven of hea- this is the law and the prophets, vii. vens cannot contain thee; how much 12. It is easier for heaven and earth less this house that I have builded? to pass, than one tittle of the law to 1 Kings viii. 27. Hear thou their fail, Luke xvi. 17. Do we then make prayer and their supplication in hea- void the law through faith? God forven thy dwelling place, 49. The bid: yea, we establish the law, Rom. LORD looked down from heaven upon iii. 31. What the law could not do, the children of men, Psal. xiv. 2. in that it was weak through the flesh, Now know I that the LORD saveth his God, sending his own Son in the likeanointed; he will hear him from his ness of sinful flesh, and for sin, conholy heaven with the saving strength demned sin in the flesh: That the of his right hand, xx. 6. The LORD righteousness of the law might be fullooketh from heaven; he beholdeth all filled in us, who walk not after the the sons of men, xxxiii. 13. He shall flesh, but after the Spirit, viii. 3, 4. send from heaven, and save me from For Christ is the end of the law for the reproach of him that would swal- righteousness to every one that below me up. lvii. 3. Return, we believeth, x. 4. We are the circumciseech thee, O God of hosts: look sion, which worship God in the spirit, down from heaven, and behold, and and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have visit this vine, lxxx. 14. For he hath no confidence in the flesh, Phil. iii. 3. looked down from the height of And ye are complete in him, which

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