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No. 215. Mt. xxi. 33—46.
152 VINEYARD LET OUT TO HUSBANDMEN. 30 will not: but afterward he repented, and went. And he
came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered 31 and said, I go, sir: and went not. Whether of them twain
did the will of his father ? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before
For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and
ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.
Hear. another parable. There was a certain housholder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged Mk. Kii. 1–12. it round about, and digged a wine-press in it, and Lu. xx. 9–19.
In the temple. built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and
Matt. speaks went into a far country "for a long time. And at in the plural, the season 3 when the time of the fruit drew near, in the singular 4 he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. •And the husbandmen caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, "and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty, And again he sent him they killed, "and cast him out, l'and many others; beating some, and killing some. Having yet therefore one son, his well-beloved, "then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send
he sent him also last unto them, saying, 13 It may be they will reverence him* when they see him. But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir : come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours. So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. 14 When the Lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen? They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those
1 Mat. xxi. 33. 2 Lu.xx. 9, 10. 3 Mat. xxi. 34. 4 Mk. xii. 2. 5 Mat. xxi. 35. 6 Mk. xii. 3. 7 Lu. xx. I1, 2. 8 Mk. xii. 5. 9 Lu. xx. 12. 10 Mk. xii. 5, 6. 11 Lu. xx. 13 12 Mk. xii. 6. 13 Lu.xx. 13—5. (* 'My son,' Mk.)
14 Mat. xxi. 40, 1. repented. Je, xxxi. 9; 1. 14. Eze. xviii. 28–32. husbandm. Ge, xiii. 14, 5; xv. 18. De. iv. 1; ix. 1. went not. Ro. ii. 17-25; X. 3. Ti. i. 16. (1.26-8. servant. 2 Ki. xvil. 13.4.2 Ch. xvi. 15, 6. See publicans &. Lu.ii.12; vii. 37, 8, 48; xv.1,
2. 1 Co. 80 persecuted,' p. 33. vineyard. Ps. lxxx. 8-16. Is. v.1-7. Je. ii. 21. beloved. Is. xlii. 1. See p. 17, and loveth,' p.
24. hedged. Ne. vi. 15, 6. Ps. cxxv. 2. Da. ix. 25. cast. He. xiii. 11-3. killed. See pp. 90, 160. winepress. Ex. xii. 13; xxiv. 8. Le. i.-iv. destroy. Mi. iii. 12. Mt. xxii. 6,7: xxiv. See tower. 1 Ki. vi.--vi. 1. Ne. vi. 10. Mal. iii. 1. • For,' p. 147, and dried up,' p. 150.
THE WEDDING GARMENT.
153 wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.* And when they heard it, they said, God forbid. And the 42 beheld them, and said 'unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? Therefore say
The 43 kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall 44 fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. And when the chief 45 priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them. But when they sought 'the same 46 hour 4 to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet; "for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them; and they left him, and went their way.
(* 'He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others,' Luke xx. 16.0) 1 Lu. xx. 16, 7. (4 'Jesus,' Mat.)
And Jesus answered and spake unto them i In the temple. again by parables, and said, The kingdom of 2 heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, and sent forth his servants to call them that 3 were bidden to the wedding : and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which 4 are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner : my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went 5 their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise : and the remnant took his servants, and entreated them 6 spitefiilly, and slew them. But when the king heard 7 thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then 8 saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they
$ The Jews answered our Lord's question, as did David Nathan's, not perceiving the application to themselves; but Christ repeated their reply with expressive pointedness to themselves, using these' (the people present) for those ; ' which when they heard, they said, "God forbid.”
3 Lu. xx. 19.
4 Mat. xxi. 46.
2 Mat. xxi. 42–6.
other. Lu. xxi. 24. Jno, x. 16. Ac. xiii. 45-8.
Ro. xi. 25. 1 Pe. ii. 10. fruits. Mt. iii. 8. Ph. i. 11. He. xiii. 15. Ja. iii. stone. Ps. cxviii. 22. Is. xxviii. 16. 1 Pe. ii. 6, 7. fruits. Ge. xlix. 22. Hos. xiv. 8. See above. fall on. Is. viii. 14,5. Lu. ii. 34. 1 Pe. ii. 8. it shall. Is. Lx. 12. Da. ii. 34, 5, 44, 5. He. ii. 2,3.
prophet. Lu. vii. 16. Jno. vii. 40. See p. 77. marriage. Ps. xlv. 10-6. 18. xxv. 6-9 ; liv. 5. call. Pr. ix. 1-5. Is. lv. 1-5. Re.xix. 9; xxii. 17. But. Ps. cvi. 24, 5. Pr. i. 24, 5. Jno. v. 40. Ac.
xxiv. 24, 5. Ro. ii. 4; X. 21. spitef. 1 Th. ii.15. He. xi. 37, 8. servant,' p. 152. destroy. Da. ix. 26. Lu. xix. 27. destroy,' p.152. THE WEDDING GARMENT.
therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the mar10 riage.
So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and
good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. ll And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw 12 there a man which had not on a wedding garment: and he
saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not
having a wedding garment ? And he was speechless. 13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and
foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness ; 14 there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
are called, but few are chosen.
Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. "And they watched him, and sent forth spies, 'certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, which should in the temple. feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor. And when they were come, they say unto him, Master, we know that thou art true, 6 and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou ? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Cæsar, or not? 'Shall we give, or shall we not give ? 10 But Jesus perceived their wickedness,* and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites ? shew me the tribute money; "bring me a penny, that I may see it. 2And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription ? They say unto him, Cæsar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Cæsar the things which are Cæsar's; and unto God the things that are God's. 3 And they could not take hold of his words
No. 217. Mat. xxii.
15--22. Mk. xii. 13-17. Lu. xx. 20–26.
1 Mat. xxii. 15. 2 Lu. xx. 20.
3 Mk. xii. 13. 4 Lu. XX. 20. 5 Mk. xii. 14. 6 Mat. xxii. 16. 7 Mk. xii. 14. 8 Mat. xxii. 17. 9 Mk. xii. 15. 10 Mat. xxii, 18, 9. (* hypocrisy,' Mk.; 'craftiness,' Lu.)
11 Mk. xii. 15.
12 Mat. xxii, 19-21. 13 Lu. xx. 26.
not wor. Ac. xiii. 46. See Lu. xx. 35. Re.xxii.14. as many. Mt. xiii. 47. Ep. iii. 8. Col. iii. 11. garment. Ps. xlv. 13, 4. Is. lxi. 10. Zec. iii. 3, 4.
Ro. xiii. 14. 2 Co. v. 3. Ep. iv. 24. Ph. iii. 8, 9.
Col. iii. 10, 2. Re. xvi. 15 ; xix. 8. speechless. Je. ii. 26. Ro. 1. 20; ii. 1; iii. 19. darkness. Mt. viii. 12; xiii. 42 ; xxv. 30. 2 Th.
entangle. Ps. lix. 3. See watched,' p. 47, and feign. Ps. lv. 21. Mt. vii. 15. [went,' p. 48. governor. Lu. iii. l; xiii. 1. Jno. xviii. 31-5. neither. De. x. 17. 2 Ch. xix. ll. Job xxxiv. 19.
Je. i. 17-9. Lu. xii. 4,5. Render. Mt. xvii. 25-7. Ro. xiii. 7. 1 Pe. ii. 17. and. Ps. I. 8-15; li. 16, 7. Ec. v. 4, 5. Mal. i.
i. 9. 2 Pe. ii. 17. Jude 13. chosen. p. 140.
6,8; ifi. 8-10. Ro. xii. l. 1 Co. vi. 19, 20; x. 31.
OF THE RESURRECTION.
155 before the people. When they had heard these words, they marvelled ’at his answer, and held their peace, Sand left him, and went their way.
1 Mat. xxii. 22.
2 Lu. xx. 26.
3 Mat. xxii. 22.
SECTION 85.—(218) Jesus answers the inquiry of the Sadducees, concerning the woman
married to seven brethren in succession ; in which was involved the question of a resurrection to come(219) Jesus' answer to the question concerning the first and great commandment—(220) Jesus inquires of the Pharisees, whose son the Christ was to be ; and then reduces their unswer to an absurdity—(221) Jesus warns his disciples to beware of the scribes-—(222) Jesus declares the widow's mite to be a greater donation than the offerings of the rich--(223) St. John the Evangelist comments on the continued infidelity of the Jews; and adds a last discourse of Jesus relating to the same subject, and probably now delivered—(224) Jesus being about to leave the temple for the night, and at the same time to make an end of his ministry in public, denounces penal retribution, for a series of offences, upon his old and inveterate enemies the scribes and Pharisees, in woes eight times repeated. MATT. xxii. 23–xxiii.; MARK * xii. 18—44; LUKE XX. 27-xxi. 4; JOHN xii. 37--50.
The same day came to him . certain of the Mat. xxii.
23–33. Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrecMk. xii. 18–27. Lu. xx. 27-40.
tion; and they asked him, saying, Master, Moses In the temple. wrote unto us, If a man's brother die, 3 and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother *shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, "died, * band, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother: 7and the second took her to wife, and he died childless. And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also : and they left no children, and died. Last of all the woman died also. Therefore, in the resurrection, 8 when they shall rise, 'whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her 10 to wife. And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage : but they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: neither can they die any more : for they are equal unto the angels " of God in heaven; 18 and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. 4 And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in 1 Mat. xxii. 23. 2 Lu. xx. 27, 8. 3 Mk. xii. 19. 4 Mat. xxii. 24, 5. 5 Lu. xx. 29. * deceased, Mat.)
7 Lu.xx. 30-3. 8 Mk. xii. 23. 10 Mk. xii. 23, 4.
12 Mat. xxii. 30. 13 Lu. xx. 36.
14 Mk. xii. 26, 7.
6 Mat. xxii. 25.
9 Mat xxii. 28.
11 Lu. xx. 346.
held. Tit. i. 10, 1. See.durst not,' p. 156. resurrection, Ac. xxiii. 8. 1 Co. xv. 12. 2 Ti. ii.
18. p. lll. prote. De. xxv. 5, 6. Ru, i. 11. know not. Ps. xvii. 15. Is. xxvi. 19. Exe, xxxvii.
6-14. Hag. li. 23. See 'resurrection,' p. 111.
power. Ge. i. ; xviii, 14. (He. xi. 11, 2, 9.) Job
xlii. 2. Ps. xc, 2, 3. La, 1. 37. Ac. xxvi. 8. neither. Is. XXV. 8. Ho. xiii. 14. Jno. viii. 51.
Ro.v.21. 1 Co. xv. 42, 9,52. 2 Ti. i.10. Re.xxi. 4. children. Ro.viii. 16-21. 1 Jno. iji. 2. Re. xxi. 7. being. 1 Th. iv. 13-6. Re. xx. 4-6,
OF THE GREAT COMMANDMENT.
1 Lu, xx. 38.
2 Mk. xii. 27.
3 Mat. xxii. 33.
No.219. Vat. xxii.
3440. Mk. xii. 23.34.
156 the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living : 'for all live unto him. ?Ye therefore do greatly err. And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.
*Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, thou hast well said. And after that they durst not ask him any question at all.
4 Lu. XX. 39, 40. ? But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put. the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
2 And one of the scribes, 3 which was In the temple. a lawyer, “came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, “asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law ? 6 Which is the first commandment of all ? And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel ; The Lord our God is one Lord: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength : 'this is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. 31 8 There is none other commandinent greater than these. 32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said
the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other 33 but he: and to love him with all the heart, and with all
the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the
strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than 34 all whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices. And when Jesus
saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question. Mat. xxii. 34,5.2 Mk. xii. 28. 3 Mat. xxii. 35. 4 Mk. xii. 28. 5 Mat. xxii. 35, 6.
1 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he?
They say unto him, Lukexx. 47–44. The son of David.
He saith unto them, How In the temple.
6 Mk. xii. 28-30.
7 Mat. xxii. 38–40.
8 Mk. xii. 31–4.
1 Mat. xxii. 41-3.
raying. Ge. xvii. 8; (Ac. vii. 5, 31, 2.) xxviii. 13. first. De. vi. 4,5; XXX. 6. See 'seek,' p. 37. unto him. Job xxxiv. 14. Ps. civ. 30.' Jno.vi. 57. second. Le. xix. 13, 8. Ro. xiii. 9. Ga. v. 14.
Ac. xvii. 25, 8. Ro. v. 18; xiv. 7-9. 1 Co. xv. 22. one G. De. iv. 39. Is. xlv. 5, 6; xlvi. 9. See 1 Co. astonished. pp. 13 and 39. scribes. Ac. xxlii. 9. viii. 4. Ga. iii. 20. (vi.6-8; &'weightier,'p.159. durst not. Job v. 12, 3. (1 Co. iii. 19.) Ps. Ixxi. more. 1 Sa. xv. 22. Pr. xxi. 3. Ho. vi. 6. Mi.
97,8. Is. liv. 17. Lu. xiv. 6. Re. xii. 10. of David, Ro. i. 3, 4; ix. 5. See p. 8.