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MATT. X.

than me, is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me : 38 and he that doth not take up his cross, and follow after me, is not worthy of me. 39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

40"He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. 41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man, shall receive a righteous man's reward. 42 And whosoever shall give unto one of these little ones' a cup of cold water only to drink in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in nowise lose his reward."

CH. XI. And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence, to teach and to preach in their cities.

MARK VI.

12 And they went forth, and preached that all should repent. 13 And they cast out many demons, and anointed with

oil many sick persons, and healed them.

LUKE IX.

JOHN

And they went forth, and went through the villages, publishing their glad tidings, and healing every where.

• Or, these my followers (or, servants). Kuinoel (from Boltenius) observes that little, denotes also attendant, follower, disciple. It is opposed to great, which also signifies master.

RECORDS OF CHRIST'S MINISTRY,

PART V.

TRANSACTIONS OF CHRIST AFTER SENDING FORTH THE APOSTLES SHORTLY BEFORE THE FEAST OF DEDICATION, TILL ALL OF THEM HAD COLLECTED TO HIM AFTER THE DEATH OF THE BAPTIST.

SECT. I.

The Message of the Baptist, and our Lord's Reply.

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LUKE VII.

18 AND the disciples of John told him concerning all these things. 19 And John, having called unto him certain two of his disciples, sent them to Jesus, saying, "Art thou he that cometh, or do we look for another?" 20 Now when the men came unto him, they said, "John the Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that cometh, or do we look for another?" 21 (Now in the same hour he healed many of diseases and grievous disorders and evil spirits; and to many blind he granted sight). 23 And Jesus answering said unto them, "Go and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; that the blind receive sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised,

JOHN

Maoriywv, scourges. In the Gospels, the original word occurs only in Mark iii. 10. v. 29, 34. Luke vii. 21.

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what went ye out to see? a prophet! yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet. 10 For this is he, concerning whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.' 11 Verily I say unto you, Among those born of women there hath not been raised up a greater than John the Baptist yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.+ 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14 And if ye are willing to receive it, he is Elijah, that was about to 15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

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24 And when the messengers of John had gone away, he began to say unto the mul titudes concerning John, "What went ye forth into the desert to behold a reed shaken by the wind? 25 What then went ye forth to see a man clothed in soft garments? Behold, they that live in splendid apparel and in luxury, are in royal palaces. But what went ye out to see? a prophet yea, I say unto you, and much more than a proMal. 3; 1. phet. 27 This is he, concerning whom it is written, Behold, I ayyeλov send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.' 29 For I say unto you, Among those born of women, there is no greater prophet than John the Baptist : yet the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”

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29 (And all the people that heard this, and the publicans,

JOHN

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σκανδαλίσθη εν εμοι. See Note on Matt. v. 29, p. 62.

Or, the kingdom of heaven is entered with eagerness, and the eager seize it with avidity. The days of John the Baptist' refers to the commencement of his public preaching; about fourteen months before the present period.

MATT. XI.

16" Now to what shall I liken this generation!

It is like unto children sitting in market-places, and calling unto their companions, 17 and saying, 'We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.' 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He hath a demon.' 19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!' And yet wisdom is justified by her children."

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31"To what, therefore, shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like? 32 They are like unto children sitting in the market-place, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not wept.' 33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, 'He hath a demon.' 34 The Son of man hath come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!' 35 And yet wisdom is justified by all her children."

JOHN

SECT. II.

Jesus, at the House of Simon the Pharisee, receives the grateful Services of the Woman who had been a Sinner.

MATT.

MARK

LUKE VII.

JOHN

36 Now one of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him; and he entered into the Pharisee's house, and placed himself at table. 37 And, behold, a woman in the city, who had been a sinner, when she knew that Jesus was at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster vase of balsam, 38 and stood behind at his feet weeping, and began to wet his feet with tears; and she wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the balsam. But when the Pharisee

Or, (following the peculiar force of the Greek imperfect), and she kept wiping them with the hair of her head, and kissing his feet, and anointing them with the balsam.-Campbell well renders upon balsam.

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