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THE LORD'S PRAYER.

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SECTION 624(166) Jesus prescribes a form of prayer, and adds a farther discourse upon the efficiency of prayer--(167) He casts out a dumb spirit : some make light of the miracle; Jesus replies to them-(168) He dines with a certain Pharisee. He sits down nithout first washing his hands : the Pharisee is offended. Jesus rebukes the hypocrisy and carnal righteousness of his sect. LUKE xi. No. 166. And it came to pass, that, as he was praying 1

-13. in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his N. of Capernaum. disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. And he said unto them, 2 When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day 3 our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also 4 forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil. And he said 5 unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine in his journey is come to 6 me, and I have nothing to set before him? And he from 7 within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. I say unto you, Though he will not 8 rise and give him because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity, he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given 9 you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he 10 that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a 11 father, will he give him a stone ? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent ? Or if he shall ask an egg, 12 will he offer him a scorpion ? If ye then, being evil, know 13 how to give good gifts unto your children ; how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? Luke xi. 14_36.

:16726 And he was casting out a devil, and it was 14 N. of Capern. dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil

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teach. Ps. x. 17. Ro. viii. 26, 7. Jude 20.
Our F. Ec. v. 2. Is. lxiii. 16. See p. 36, for

further references on the same prayer.
heaven, 2 Ch. xx. 6. Ps. ii. 4; xi. 4. Da. ii. 28.
Hallowed. Le. xxii. 32. Eze. xxxvi. 23, Re. xv. 4.
kingdom. Is. ii. 2. Da. il. 44. He. xii. 26-8.
will. Ps. ciii. 20. Mk. iii. 35. See Jno. iv. 34.
daily. Is. xxxiii. 16. Mt. vi. 34. Jno. vi. 27-33,
Jorgive. Le. iv, 20. 1 Ki, viii. 34-6. Ps. XXY.

11, 8; li. 1-3. Is. xliii. 25, 6. Ho. xiv. 2. for we. Mt. xviii. 21-35. 2 Co. ii. 7. Ja, ii, 13. lead, Lu. xxii. 46. 1 Co. x. 13. Re. ii, 10; ii. 10. deliver. F's. cxxi. 7. Je. xy. 21. 2 Th. iii. 3. importunity. Ge. xviii, 23--83 ; xxxii. 26. Mt.

xv. 22-8. (Mk. vii. 25-30.) Lu. xviii.1-8. Ro.

xv. 30. Col. ii. l; iv. 12. See Ask,' p. 38. casting. Mt. viii. 28-33; (Mk. v. 1-14. Lu. Fiii.

26-34.) ix. 32, 3; xii. 22. Ac. x. 38.

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THE PHARISEES BLASPHEME. was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered. 15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beel16 zebub, the chief of the devils. And others, tempting him, 17 sought of him a sign from heaven. But he, knowing their

thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against

itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against 18 a house falleth. If Satan also be divided against himself,

how shall his kingdom stand ? because ye say that I cast 19 out devils through Beelzebub. And if I by Beelzebub

cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out ? 20 Therefore shall they be your judges. But if I with the

finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God 21 is come upon you. When a strong man armed keepeth his 22 palace, his goods are in peace; but when a stronger than

he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from

him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his 23 spoils. He that is not with me is against me: and he that 24 gathereth not with me scattereth. When the unclean

spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places,

seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto 25 my house whence I came out. And when he cometh, he 26 findeth it swept and garnished. Then goeth he, and

taketh to him 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. 27 And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain

woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto

him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps 28 which thou hast sucked. But he said, Yea, rather, blessed

are they that hear the word of God, and keep it. 29 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 30 the prophet. For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, 31 so shall also the Son of man be to this generation. 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

Beelzebub. See p. 57. sign. See pp. 58, 87. I rather. Ps.i. 1,2; ciil. 17, 8; cxix. 1, 2. Mt. v. knowing. See 'perceived,' p. 42.

1-12; vii. 21. Lu, vi. 47,8; viii. 21. Jno. xiii. king doin; house ;' if i'by; by upom,' p. 58.1 17. Ro. ii. 13. Ja. i. 25. (vii. 51, 2; xiii. 41, 6. against. Jos. xxiv. 15. Mt. vi. 24. Mk. ix. 38 epil. Mt. iii. 7 ; xxiii. 34-9. Jno. viii. 44. AC. Lu.(ix. 50) xvi. 13. Re. iii. 15, 6. p. 58.

Jonas- a dove.'Ninev.-handsome.' See p. 59. When. See p. 59. Blessed. Lu. i. 28, 42, S. queen, 1 Ki.x.l-10. (2 Ch. ix. 1-12.). Mt. Sii. 42.

JESUS DINES WITH A PHARISEE.

119 Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this 32 generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas ; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a 33 secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light. The light of 34 the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. Take heed therefore that 35 the light which is in thee be not darkness. If thy whole 36 body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.

No. 168. And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought 37 Luke xi. 37–54. him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat circuit of down to meat. And when the Pharisee saw 38

lilee. it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner. And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye 39 Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness. Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make 40 that which is within also ? But rather give alms of such 41 things as ye have ; and, behold, all things are clean unto you. But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and 42 rue, and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Woe unto you, Pharisees ! for ye 43 love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets. Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, 44 hypocrites ! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.

Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, 45 Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also. And he said, 46 Woe unto you also, ye lawyers ! for ye lade men with

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Solomon-peaceable.' 1Ki. iii. 9, 12, 28; iv. 29

34. 1 Ch. xxii. 9. Pr. i. 1-6, Ec. i. 12, 3. lorJon. i. 2; iii. Mt. xii. 41. [your I. p. 33. light. Mt. v. 15. Lu. viii. 16. Jno. vii. 4, 5. See cye, Ec. xii. 3. Mt. vi. 22. Ac. xxvi. 18. single. 2 Co. 1.12. Ep. i. 17,8. Col. iii. 22. p. 37. edil. Jos. vii. 21. Pr. xxviii. 22. Eze. xiii. 19.

Ae. v. 1-11. 1 Ti. vi. 9. 2 Ti. iv. 10. See p. 37. Jull of. Ps. cxix. 105. Pr. vi. 23 ; xx. 27. Is.

viii. 20. Ep. v. 8. 1 Th. v.5. i Pe. ii. 9.

1 washed. Mt. xv. 1, 2. (Mk. vii. 1-5.) Jno. ii. 6.

outside. Mt. xv. 3-9; (Mk. vii. 6-13) xxiii. 25, 6. inward. Ps. xxii. 13. Pr. xxvi. 23-6. Tit. i. 15. alms. Da. iv. 27. Lu. xii. 33; xvi. 9, 14. 1 Ti. vi.18. woe, &c. De. x. 12. 1 Sa. xv. 22, 3. Ho. vi. 6. Mi.

vi. 8. Mal. iii. 8-12. Mt.ix.13; xii. 7. (xii. 38, 9. uppern. Pr. xvi. 18,9; xxv. 7. Mt. xxiii. 6 Mk. graves. Ps. v. 9. Mt. xxiii. 27, 8. Ac. xxiii. 3. lade. Is. x. 1; lviii. 6. Mt. xxiii. 4. Ac. xv. 10.

Ga. v. 1; vi. 13.

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burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not 47 the burdens with one of your fingers. Woe unto you! for

ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers 48 killed them. Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds

of your fathers : for they indeed killed them, and ye build 49 their sepulchres. Therefore also said the Wisdom of God,

I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them 50 they shall slay and persecute: that the blood of all the

prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, 51 may be required of this generation; from the blood of

Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between

the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be 52 required of this generation. Woe unto you, lawyers ! for

ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye enter not

in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered. 53 And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and

the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke 54 him to speak of many things : laying wait for him, and

seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.

Section 63,-(169) After this, Jesus addresses a discourse to his disciples, and to the penple, on various topics ; in the course of which he delivers three parables. Lu. xii. 1 In the mean time, when there were gathered No. 169. together an innumerable multitude of people, In Galilee, on

the last insomuch that they trode one upon another, he circuit. began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of 2 the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there

is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, 3 that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have

spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that

which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be pro4 claimed upon the housetops. And I say unto you my

friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after 5 that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn

you whom ye shall fear : Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you,

ye allow. 2 Ch. XXXVI. 15, 6. Mt. xxiii. 29-33. Wisdom. Pr. viii. 1-12; ix. 1-3. I Co. i. 24, 30.

Mt. xxiii. 34. Lu.xxi.16, 7. Jno. xvi. 2. Col. ii. 3. Abel-vanity.' Ge. iv. 4-12. He. xi. 4. 1 Jno. Zacharias. 2 Ch. xxiv. 20, 1. See p. 1. (iii. 12, altar. Ex. Xxvii. 1-8; xxix. 37-43. 1 Ki. viii. 64. temple. 1 Ki. vi. 16, 9. Eze. xlv. 3. Mt. xxiii.

16-8; xxvii. 51. [Mt. xxiii. 32. 1 Th. ii. 16. required. De. v. 9. 2 ki, xxiv. 1-4. Je. vii. 28. taken. Je. viii. 9. Mal. ii. 8. Mt. xv. 3-6.

provoke. Ps. xii. 13. Je. xx. 10. 1 Co. xiii. 5. accuse. Mt. xii. 10; (Mk. iii. 2; Lu. vi. 7) xxii,

15. (Mk. xii. 13. Lu. xx. 20.) watched,' p. 47. Beware. Pr. xix. 27. Mt. xvi. 6. (Mk. viii. 15.)

1 Co. v. 6-8. Ga. v. 9. See hypocrite,' p. 51. revealed. Ec. xii. 14. Mt. x. 26, 7. 1 Co. iv. 5. friends. 2 Ch. xx. 7. Jno. xv. 14, 5, Ja. iv. 4. Be not. Is. viii. 12, 3; li. 7, 8, 12, 3. Je. i. & Mt.

x. 28. Ac. xx. 24. 1 Pe. iii. 14. Re. ii. 10. Fear. De. Xxviii, 58. Je. x. 7. Re, xiv. 7; xy. 4.

ON COVETOUSNESS.

121 Fear him. Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, 6 and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even 7 the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.

Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before 8 men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: but he that denieth me before men shall be 9 denied before the angels of God. And whosoever shall 10 speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him : but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. And when they bring you 11 unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: for the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same 12 hour what ye ought to say.

And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to 13 my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. And 14 he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you? And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware 15 of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. And he 16 spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: and he thought within 17 himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits ? And he said, This will I do: 18 I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits, and my goods. And I will say 19 to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years ; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God 20 said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided ? So is he that layeth up treasure for him- 21 self, and is not rich toward God.

And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, 22 Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither

forgotten, Mt. x. 29–31. hairs. Mt. x. 30. | inher. Le. xxv. 23. Nu. xxvi. 53–6. Je. xii. more value. Ge. i. 26-8. Job xxxv. 11. Ps. viii. 6. 7-15, 43, 4. Ese. xlvii. 21-3. Jno. ziv. 2, 3. Is. xliii. 3, 4. Mt. vi. 26; x. 31.

He. xi. 8, 10, 14–6, 39, 40. Re, xi. 1-7. confess. Da. iii. 16-8. Mk. viii. 38. Ro. x. 9, 10. over you. Jno. xii. 47 ; xviii. 36. See receiveth,' p. 73.

(ii. 10; iii. 5. beware. Ps. lxii. 10. Pr. xxiii. 4,5. Mi. ii. 2. Me. before. Mt. x. 32. He. ii. 11-3. Jude 24. Re. vi. 25-34. Ep. v. 3. iTi. vi. 7-10. He. xiii. 5. but he. Ac. iii. 13. 2 Ti. ii. 12. Re. iii, 8. (p. 73. cons, not. Pr. xv. 16. Ec. iv.8; v. 10-7. Mt. ir. 4. denied. Ps. v. 5. Mt. vii. 22, 3; xv. 12, 41. See plenti. Job xii. 6. Ps. lxxiii. 3, 12. Ac. xiv. 17. word against. See p. 58.

(xvi.19-24. This. Ps. xvii.14. Is. v.8. Ja. iv. 15, 6; v.1-5. bring.Ac. iv. 1-22 vi. 9-15; vii.57-60; xii.1-5; I eat, &c. Ec. xi. 9. I Co. xv. 32. Ph. iii. 19. teach. Ex. iv. 12. Je. i. 7, 9. Mt. x. 19. Mk. xiii. fool. Ps. xxxix. 6; xlix. 10-4, 7. Je. xvii. 11. 11. (Lu. xxi. 14, 5.) Ac. vi. 10; xxvi.

required. Job xx. 4-29. Ps. lii. 5-7. [ii. 9. digide. Ps. cxix. 36. Eze. xxxiii. 31. Ac. xx. 33. I rich. Mt. vi, 19, 20. Lu, xvi. 9, 11; xviii. 22. Re,

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