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For the Clearer Understanding of the SACRED HISTORY,
the whole Text and PARAPHRASE are printed in separate Columns over-against each other.
With CRITICAL NOTE's on the more difficult
PASS A G E S.
Very Useful for Families.
In Two VOLUME S.
By SAMUEL CLARKE, D. D. late
Rector of St. James's Westminster.
The SEVENTH EDITION.
Printed for JAMES, John and PAUL KNAPTON,
at the Crown in Ludgate-Street. MDCC XXXVI.
The CONTENTS of the Gospel according
of John, ver. 57. Zacharias's Hymn, ver. 68.
ple, ver. 22. Old Simeon prophesies of Christ, ver. 25. and
Anna, ver. 36. Jesus disputes with the Doctors, ver. 43.
ver. 16. His Death, ver. 19. Jesus's Baptism, ver. 21.
and Genealogy, ver. 23.
son of his conversing with Sinners, ver. 30. He vindicates his
Disciples in not fasting at this time, ver. 33.
ous, and of those that suffer for Religion, ver. 20. The Misery of worldly Men, ver. 24. That Charity must be universal and extend even to Enemies, ver. 27. That doing Good cught to be the principal Business of Mens Lives, ver. 30. That Minifters ought to practise what they teach, ver. 39 and 41, &c. That Suffering for Religion must be expected, ver. 40. Obe
dience the only Proof of Sincerity, ver. 44. CHA P. VII. Jesus heals the Centurion's Servant, ver.2. Raises
tbe Widow's Son at Naim, ver. 11. Bids John's Mesengers judge of him by his Works and Doctrine, ver. 19. Gives an Account of John the Baptist, ver. 24. Shews the Perverseness of the Jews in rejecting John, who came in a severa IV ay; and Jesus who came in a freer Way, ver. 31. Shews by the Similitude of a forgiven Debtor, that repenting Sinners often
exceed other Men in Zeal and Piety, ver. 41. CHA P. VIII. Jesus preaches in several Places, ver. 1. The
Parutle of the Sower, ver. 4. IVhy Jesus spake in Parables, ver. 10. The Duty of Ministers, ver. 16. Obedience the only Qualification esteemed by God, ver, 20. Jesus ftilleth a Storm, ver. 22. and casteth Devils out of a Man, and suffers them to go into the Swine, ver. 27. Hecleth a Bloody-flux, ver. 43.
and raises a young Woman from the Dead, ver. 49. CHAP. IX. Jesus sendeth out the Twelve to preach, ver. 1.
Herod suspects Jefus to be Jolin the Baptist risen from the Dead, and desires to see him, ver. 7. Jesus feedeth Five Thour sand with five Loaves and two Fishes, ver. 12. Enquireth what Opinion the World had of him, ver. 18. Foretells his own Paffion, ver. 22. And warns his Followers to expect Sufferings likewise, ver. 23. The Transfiguration, ver. 28. Jesus healeth a Lunatick, whom his Disciples could not, ver. 37. Foretells his Paffion again, ver. 43. and warns his Disciples. against Ambition, ver. 46. and forbids them hindring those that in any manner promoted the Gospel, ver. 49. Reproves a passionate and revengeful Spirit, ver. 51. Why Elias destroyed his Enemies with Fire from Heaven, ver. 56. Obedience
must be constant and without Delay, ver. 59, 61. CHA P. X. Jesus sends out the Seventy to preach, ver. 1.
Obcdience the Condition of eternal Life, ver. 28. Charity must extend universally to all Mankind, ver. 30. Attention to the Doctrine of Religion, much better than an uneafie Diligence
in external Services, ver. 39. CHAP. XI. Jesus teaches his Disciples how to pray, ver. 1. Prayer must be constant and importunate, ver. .5. God rea
dier to give good Things, than Men are, ver. 11. Jesus proves that his Miracles could not be worked by Magick, ver. 15. Obedience the only Qualification esteemed by God, ver. 27. Miracles will not convince the Obstinate, ver. 15, and 29. Jesus upbraids the Jews for their Obstinacy and Hypocrisy, ver. 31. Shows, against the Pharisees, that moral Duties are more necessary than ceremonial Observances, ver. 39. And de
nounces Woe to them for their Hypocrisy, ver. 42. CHAP. XII. Jesus warns his Disciples against Hypocrisy and
Fearfulnefs in Preaching, ver. 1. Refuses to meddle in determining a Dispute about an Inheritance, ver. 13. and warns his Hearers against Covelousness and IVorldly-mindedness, ver. 15. Of the Opposition between the Cares of this World and the next, ver. 22. Of the Necessity of IVatchfulness, ver. 35. The Reward of good, and the Punishment of bad Ministers, ver. 42. Knowledge a great Aggravation of Sin, ver. 47. Persecution must be expected, ver. 49. The Jews inexcufable, in not knowing Jesus to be the Messiah, ver. 54. Re
pentance must not be deferred, ver. 58. CHAP. XIII. The Punishment of some, a Warning to others;
and that temporal Afflictions afford no Judgment of the Meafure of God's Anger, ver. 1. God will not always bear with Sinners, ver. 6. Jesus cures a crooked Woman, ver. 10. The Parable of the Mustard-feed, ver. 19. Of the Leaven, ver. 21. Repentance must not be deferred, ver. 25. Obedience the indispenfable Condition of Salvation, ver. 26. Jesus despises
Herod, ver. 31. and laments over Jerusalem, ver. 34. CHAP. XIV. Jesus cures a Droply, and shows that Works of
Mercy are to be preferred before Ceremonies, ver. 1. Exhorteth to Humility, ver. 7. and Charity, ver. 12. The Parable of the Guests that refused to come, ver. 16. A Religious Life must not be undertaken rashly and carelessly, but with Confideration and deliberate Resolution, ver. 26. The Duty of Mi
nisters, and the Punishment of bad Ones, ver. 34. CHAP. XV. Sinners may be conversed with, in order to reform
them, ver. 1. The Parable of the loft Sheep, ver. 4. of the
loft Mmey, ver. 8. of the prodigal Son, ver. 11. CHAP. XVI. The Párable of the unjust Steward, v. 1. Worldly- /
Mens Diligence in temporal Affairs, ought to be imitated by good Men in Spiritual, ver. 8. Of Worldly-mindedness, ver.10. Jesus reproveth the Pharisees for their Covetousness and Hymn pocrisy, ver. 15. The Gospel does not deftroy, but fulfil the Law, ver, 17. The Danger of a voluptuous and worldly A 3