the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him : but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

33 Either make the tree good, and his 'fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt : for the tree is known by his fruit.

34 O generation of vipers, "how can ye, being evil

, speak good things ? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

35 A good man out of the good treasure of he heart bringeth forth good things : and an evil

'age. Ham. and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a riend of Publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her Children. LUKE, vii. 34: The Son of man is come eating and Irinking ; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebiber, a friend of Publicans and sinners. John, vii. 12, 52: And here was much murmuring among the people concerning him ; or some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he eceiveth the people. They answered and said unto him, Art hou also of Galilee ? Search, and look ; for out of Galilee siseth no prophet. 1 Tim. i. 13: Who was before a blashemer, and a persecutor, and injurious. But I obtained mercy, vecause I'[Paul] did it ignorantly in unbelief,

Mat. vii. 16, 17: Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do len gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles ? Even so every ood tree bringeth forth good

fruit : but a corrupt tree bringeth örth evil fruit. LUKE, vi. 43, 44: A good tree bringeth not orth

corrupt fruit : neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth ood fruit : for every tree is known by his own fruit. MAT.. ii. 35: A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringth forth good things; and an evil man out of the evil treasure ringeth forth evil things. $ See on Mat. iii. 7. h Hag. ii. 13, 14: If one that is unclean by a dead body; such any of these, shall it be unclean? And the priests nswered and said, it shall be unclean. Then answered Haggaj, nd said, So is this people, and so is this națion before me, with the LORD: and so is every work of their hands and that 'hich they offer there is unclean.

See on LUKE, vi. 45.

man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil
36 But I


kidle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

37 For by thy 'words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

38 Then certain of the Scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would "see a sign from thee.

39 But he answered and said unto them, An

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k Eccles. xii. 14: For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. ÉPH. v. 4,6: Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient; but rather giving of thanks. Let no man deceive you with vain words : for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. JUDE, 15: To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

PRO. xiii. 3: He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life ; but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

m Mat. xvi. 1, 4: The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting, desired that he would show them a sign from heaven. "A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall be no sign given unto it; but the sign of the prophet Jonas, and he left them and departed. MARK, viii. 11 : The Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him. LUKE, xi. 16, 29: Others tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven. And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation : they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. John, ii. 18: What sign showest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things ? do.iv.

48 : Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. do.vi.30:

What sign showest thou then, that we may, see, and believe thee ?

1 Cor. i. 22 : The Jews require a

what dost thou work ?
sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom.

vil and "adulterous generation seeketh after a gn; and there shall no sign be given to it, but he sign of the prophet Jonas :

40 °For as Jonas was three days and three ights in the whale's' belly : so shall the Son of nan be three days and three nights in the heart f the earth.

41 "The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall "condemn it: beause they 'repented at the preaching of Jonas ; nd, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. 42 The 'queen of the south shall rise up in the

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n Isa, lvii. 3: Draw near hither ye sons of the sorceress,
e seed of the adulterer and the whore. MAT. xvi. 4: The
ords under ver. 38. MARK, viii. 38: Whosoever therefore
all be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous
id sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be
hamed, when he cometh in the glory of his father with the
ly angels. John, iv. 48: Then said Jesus unto him, Ex-
pt ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.
Jon. i. 17: Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days

Luke, xi. 32: The same thing affirmed.
Jer. iii. 11: The backsliding Israel hath justified herself
re than treacherous Judah. Ezek. xvi. 51,52: Neither hath
maria committed half of thy sins ; but thou hast multiplied
ne abominations more than they, and hast justified thy
ers in all thine abominations which thou hast done. Thou
, which has judged thy sisters, bear thine own shame for
sins that thou hast committed more abominable than they :
are more righteous than thou: yea, be thou confounded
and bear thy shame, in that thou hast justified thy sisters.
4. q. 27 : Shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it

the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision transgress the law ? 1 John, iii. 6: Whosoever abideth im sinneth not; whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, er known him. on. iii. 5: So the people of Nineveh believed God, and aimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest em, even to the least of them. Kings, X. 1: When the queen of Sheba heard of the

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judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he 'walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept and garnished,

45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself

, and they enter in and dwell there : and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.!

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fame of Solomon, concerning the name of the Lord, she came to prove him with hard questions, 2 Chr.ix. 1: When the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great company, and camels that bare spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones : and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart. Luke, xi. 31, &c: The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them; for she came from the utmost parts of the earth, to hear the wisdom of Solomon ; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here, &c.

LUKE, xi. 24. u Job, i. 7; And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it

. 1 Per. v. 8: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may

devour. HEB. vi. 4. do. x, 26 : The words under ver. 31. 2 PET, ii. 20–22: If after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteous


46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his "mother and his 'brethren stood without, deiring to speak with him.

47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother Ind thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak rith thee.

48 But he answered and said unto him that told im, Whois mymother? and who are my brethren?

49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his isciples, and said, Behold my mother and my rethren! 50 For whosoever shall do the will of

my ss, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy comandment delivered unto them. But it is happened unto em according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his en vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowz in the mire. Mark, iii. 31, &c: There came then his brethren and his other, and standing without, sent unto him, calling him, &c. Ke, viii. 19-21: Then came to him his mother and his thren, and could not come at him for the press. And it s told him by certain which said, Thy mother and thy thren stand without, desiring to see thee. And he answered I said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these ich hear the word of God, and do it. MAT. xiii, 55: His brethren James, and Joses, and Simon, - Judas. MARK, vi. 3: Is not this the carpenter, the son of ry, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and of ion? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were nded at him. John, ii. 12: He went down to Capernaum, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples. do.vii. : His brethren-For neither did his brethren believe in • Acts, i. 14: These all continued with one accord in ler and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother esus, and with his brethren. 1 Cor. ix. 5: Have we not er to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas? Gal. i. 19: er of the disciples saw I none, save James the Lord's her. MAT. vii. 20 : Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know t. John, xv. 14: Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever nmand you. Gal. v.6: In Jesus Christ, neither circumn availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which

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