22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word ; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh 'unfruitful.

23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also a beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. do. xxvi. 31: Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. John, vi. 60: Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? 2 Tim. i. 15: This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes. do. iv. 16: At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge. - Luke, xiv. 16--24: Parable of the great supper.

* Pro. xxiii. 5: Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle towards heaven. MAT. xix. 23: Verily Î say you, that a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. MARK,X. 23: Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God? LUKE, xviii. 24: And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly, &c. as in MARK, X. 23. I Tim. vi. 9: They that will be rich, fall into temptation, and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 52 Tim. iv. 10: Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this

* Ps.i.3: He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season. John, xv. 5,8: I am the vine, ye are the branches : He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. Herein

is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit. GALOV. 22, 23: The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. Eph. v. 9: The fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth. Phil. i. 11: Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus


present world.

24 ( Another "parable put he forth unto them, aying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a nan which sowed good seed in his field :

25 But while men slept, his enemy came and owed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and rought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

27 So' the servants of the householder came nd said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good ed in thy field ? from whence then hath it tares ? 28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done is. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then lat we go and gather them up? 29 But he said, "Nay; lest while ye gather up le tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest : ad in the time of harvest I will say to the apers, Gather ye together first the tares, and nd them in bundles 9 to burn them: but gather e wheat into my barn.


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rist, unto the praise and glory of God. 2 Pet. i. 5–8:
ring all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue
wledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance
hence; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly
dness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things
n you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither
barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus
Isa. xxviii. 10, 13: For precept must be upon precept,
ept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line, here a
e, and there a little: But the word of the LORD was unto
4 precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon
line upon line; here a little and there a little.

Thes. v. 14: Comfort the feeble-minded, support the weak.
1 TIM. v. 24: Some men's sins are open beforehand, going
re to judgment, and some men they follow after.
Tal. iv. 1: For, behold, the day cometh that shall burn as
Fen; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall


31 ( Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, 10 which a man took, and sowed in his field :

32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds : but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a "tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

33 "Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which

a corn of Senevey. Wi. be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

e Mat. iii. 12. LUKE, üi. 17: Whose fan in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner ; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.

f Isa.ii. 2, 3: And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And

And many people shall go and Come

ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths : for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. Mic. iv. 1: In the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top

of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills, and people shall flow unto it. MARK, iv. 30: Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God. Luke, xiii. 18, 19: Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and cast into his garden, and it


and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches

& Ezek. xvii. 23 : In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it, and it shall bring forth boughs and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar; and under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing, in the shadow of the branches thereof

shall they dwell.

LUKĖ, xiii. 20 : And again he said, Whereunto shall Uiken


of it.

the kingdom of God?

woman took, and hid" in three measures 12 of neal, till the whole was leavened.

34 All these things spake Jesus unto the mulitude in 'parables; and without a parable spake e not unto them :

35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken y the prophet, saying, “I will open my mouth

parables ; 'I will utter things which have been Lept secret from the foundation 13 of the world.

36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and "ent into the house : and his disciples came unto im, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the res of the field. 37 He answered and said unto them, He that weth the good seed is the Son of man; 38 The field is the "world; the good seed are

covered up. We. 12 The word in the Greek is a measure containabout a peck and a half, wanting little more than a pint, A. V. beginning. Co. Ma. Ud.

Mark, iv. 33, 34: And with many such parables spake he word unto them, as they were able to hear it. But without arable spake he not unto them : And when they were alone, expounded all things to his disciples. Ps. lxxviii. 2: I will open my mouth in a parable: I will er dark sayings of old. Luke,x. 24: For I tell you, that many prophets and kings e desired to see those things which ye see, and have not n them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have

heard them. Rom. xvi. 25, 26 : Now to him that is of wer to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preachof Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, ch was kept secret since the world began, but now de manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, accordto the commandment of the everlasting God, made known ll nations for the obedience of faith. I Cor. ii. 7: But we ak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, ch God ordained before the world unto our glory. Col. i. Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from rations, but now is made manifest to his saints. Mat. xxiv. 14: And this gospel of the kingdom shall be ched in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and

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therefore and teach all nations. MARK, xvi. 15, 20: And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every crea. ture. And they went forth and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the words following with signs. Luke, xxiv. 47: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Rom. x. 18 : But I say, Have they not heard? Yes, verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. Col. i. 6: Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in

you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth.

"Gen. iii. 15: I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. JOHN, viii. 44: Ye of

your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. Acts, xiii. 10: O full of all subtlety and all mischief, thou [Elimas] child of the devil. 1 John, iii. 8: He that committeth sin is of the devil.

• JOEL, iii. 13 : Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Rev. xiv. 15—19: And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap : for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped. And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire ; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth ; for her grapes are fully ripe. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great wine-press of the wrath of God.

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