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LUKE VI. 23, 24.

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των ουρανώ κατά ταύτα γαρ εποίουν τοϊς | the candle of the wicked put out ? and προφήταις οι πατέρες αυτών.

how oft cometh their destruction upon a Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for them? God distributeth sorrows in his joy; for, behold, your reward is great anger. They are as stubble before in heaven : for in the like manner did the wind, and as chaff that the storm their fathers into the prophets. carrieth away. God layeth up hisinia See on Matt. v. ver.12.

quity for his children : he rewardeth

him, and he shall know it. His eyes VER. 24.

shall see his destruction, and he shall Πλήν ουαί υμίν τοϊς πλουσίοις· ότι άε- drink of the wrath of the Almighty. χετε την παράκλησιν υμών. .

For what pleasure hath he in his house But a woe unto you that are rich! months is cut off in the midst? Job

after him, when the number of his b for ye have received your consolation.

xxi, 7-21. For the turning away of a And he said unto them, Take heed, the simple shall slay them, and the and beware of covetousness: for a prosperity of fools shall destroy them, man's life consisteth not in the abun- Prov. i. 32. Woe to them that are at dance of the things which he possess- ease in Zion, and trust in the mouneth. And he spake a parable unto tain of Samaria, which are named chief them, saying, The ground of a cer of the nations, to whom the house of tain rich man broughtforth plentifully: Israel came! Pass ye unto Calneh, And he thought within himself, say- and see ; and from thence go ye to ing, What shall I do, because I have Hamath the great : then go down to no room where to bestow my fruits? Gath of the Philistines: be they betAnd he said, This will 1 do: I will terthan these kingdoms? or their borpull down my barns, and build greater; der greater than your border? Ye that and there will I bestow all my fruits put far away the evil day, and cause and my goods. And I will say to my the seat of violence to come near ; soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid That lieupon beds of ivory, and stretch up for many years; take thine ease, themselves upon their couches, and eat, drink, and be merry. But God eat the lambs out of the flock, and said unto him, Thou fool! this night the calves out of the midst of the stall; thy soul shall be required of thee: then That chant to the sound of the viol, whose shall those things be, which and invent to themselves instruments thou hast provided ? So is he that lay-of music, like David: That drink eth up treasure for himself, and is not wine in bowls, and anoint themselves rich towards God, Luke xii. 15–21. with the chief ointments ; but they Wherefore do the wicked live, become are not grieved for the affliction of Joold, yea, are mighty in power? Their seph. Therefore now shall they go seed is established in their sight with captive with the first that go captive, them, and their offspring before their and the banquet of them that stretched eyes. Their houses are safe from fear, themselves shall be removed, Amos neither is the rod of God upon them. vi. 1—7. Go to now, ye rich men, Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; weep and howl for your miseries that their cow calveth, and casteth not her shall come upon you. Your riches are calf. They send forth their little corrupted, and your garments are ones like a flock, and their children moth-eaten. Your gold and silver is dance. They take the timbrel and cankered; and the rust of them shall harp, and rejoice at the sound of the be a witness against you, and shall organ. They spend their days in eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have wealth, and in a moment go down to heaped treasure together for the last the grave. Therefore they say unto days, James v. 1-3. God, Depart from us; for we desire There was a certain rich man, not the knowledge of thy ways. What which was clothed in purple and fine is the Almighty, that we should serve linen, and fared sumptuously every him? and what profit should we have, day: And there was a certain beggar if we pray unto him? Lo, their good named Lazarus, which was laid at is not in their hand: the counsel of the his gate, full of sores, And desiring wicked is far from me. How oft is 1 to be fed with the crumbs which fell

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LUKE VI. 24, 25.

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from the rich man's table : moreover, gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see the dogs came and licked his sores. Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and And it came to pass that the beggar all the prophets, in the kingdom of died, and was carried by the angels God, and you yourselves thrust out. into Abraham's bosom : the rich man Luke xiii. 25-28. Knowest thou not also died, and was buried; And in this of old, since man was placed upon hell he lifted up his eyes, being in tor- earth, That the triumphing of the ments, and seeth Abraham afar off, wicked is short, and the joy of the and Lazarus in his bosom : And he hypocrite but for a moment? Though cried and said, Father Abraham, have his excellency mount up to the heavens, mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that and his head reach unto the clouds; he may dip the tip of his finger in wa. Yet he shall perish for ever like his ter, and cool my tongue ; for I am own dung: they which have seen him tormented in this flame. But Abra- shall say, Where is he? He shall fly ham said, Son, remember that thou in away as a dream, and shall not be thy life-time receivedst thy good things, found ; yea, he shall be chased away and likewise Lazarus evil things : but as a vision of the night. The eye also now he is comforted, and thou art which saw him shall see him no more ; tormented, Luke xvi. 19-25. neither shall his place any more be

bold him. His children shall seek VER. 25. Ουαί υμίν, οι έμπεπλησμένοι: έτι πει

to please the poor, and his hands shall vácete. 'Oiai iniy , oi yekārtes vīru ērs of the sin of his youth, which shall lie

restore their goods. His bones are full πενθήσετε και κλαύσετε.

down with him in the dust. Though a Woe unto you that are full! for ye wickedness be sweet in his mouth, shall hunger. 6 Woe unto you that laugh though he hide it under his tongue; now! for ye shall mourn and weep. Though he spare it, and forsake it not,

a And they shall pass through it but keep it still within his mouth; hardly bestead and hungry: and it Yet his meat in his bowels is turned, shall come to pass, that, when they it is the gall of asps within him. He shall be hungry, they shall fret them- hath swallowed down riches, and he selves, and curse their king and their shall vomit them up again : God shall God, and look upward. And they cast them out of his belly, Job xx. shall look unto the earth, and behold4-15. He shall flee from the iron trouble and darkness, dimness of an. weapon, and the bow of steel shall guish; and they shall be driven to strike him through. It is drawn, and darkness, Isa. viii. 21, 22. And he cometh out of the body ; yea, the glitshall snatch on the right hand, and be tering sword cometh out of his gall : hungry; and he shall eat on the left terrors are upon him. Al darkness hand, and they shall not be satisfied, shall be hid in his secret places ; a fire ix. 20. Therefore thus saith the Lord | not blown shall consume bim; it shall God, Behold, my servants shall eat, go ill with him that is left in his tabut ye shall be hungry: behold, my bernacle. The heaven shall reveal servants shall drink, but ye shall be his iniquity; and the earth shall rise thirsty : behold, my servants shall re- up against him. The increase of his joice, but ye shall be ashamed, Ixv. 13. house shall depart, and his goods shall

b When once the master of the house flow away in the day of his wrath. is risen up, and hath shut to the door, This is the portion of a wicked man and ye begin to stand without, and from God, and the heritage appointed to knock at the door, saying, Lord, unto him by God, 24-29. My heart Lord, open unto us; and he shall an- panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the swer and say unto you, I know you night of my pleasure hath he turned not whence ye are ; 'then shall ye be- into fear unto me, Isa. xxi. 4. Bebold, gin to say, We have eaten and drunk the Lord maketh the earth empty; in thy presence, and thou hast taught and maketh it waste, and turneth'it in our streets. But he shall say, I tell upside down, and scattereth abroad you, I know you not whence ye are; the inhabitants thereof. And it shall depart from me, all ye workers of ini- be, as with the people, so with the quity. There shall be weeping and priest ; as with the servant, so with

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A. D. 31. his master; as with the maid, so with a Woe unto you, when all men shall her mistress ; as with the buyer, so speak well of you! b for so did their fawith the seller; as with the lender, thers to the false prophets. so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of and falsehood do lie, saying, I will

a If a man, walking in the spirit usury to him. The land shall be ut. terly emptied, and utterly spoiled; prophesy unto thee of wine, and of The earth mourneth,

and fadeth away: If ye were of the world, the world for the LORD hath spoken this word strong drink; he shall even be the

prophet of this people, Mic. ü. 11. the world languisheth, and fadeth away, the haughty people of the would love his own : but because ye earth do languish. The earth also is

are not of the world, but I have chodefiled under the inhabitants thereof, sen you out of the world, therefore the because they have transgressed the

world hateth you, John xv. 19. Ye laws, changed the ordinance, broken adulterers and adulteresses, know ye the everlasting covenant. Therefore not that the friendship of the world is bath the curse

devoured the earth, and enmity with God? whosoever therethey that dwell therein are desolate : fore will be a friend of the world, is therefore the inhabitants of the earth the enemy of God, James iv. 4. They are burned, and few men left. The are of the world : therefore speak they new wine moureth, the vine languish them. We are of God : he that know

of the world, and the world heareth 'eth, all the merry-hearted do sigh. eth God, heareth us; he that is not The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of of God, heareth not us. Hereby know the harp ceaseth. They shall not

we the spirit of truth, and the spirit drink wine with a song; strong drink of error, 1 John iv. 5, 6. shall be bitter to them that drink it: the prophets together, about four hun,

b Then the king of Israel gathered The city of confusion is broken down; dred men, and said unto them, Shall every house is shut up, that no man

I may come in. There is a crying for

go against Ramoth-gilead to battle, wine in the streets; all joy is darken

or shall 1 forbear? And they said, Go ed, the mirth of the land is gone. In up; for the LORD shall deliver it inthe city is left desolation, and the gate

to the hand of the king. And Jehois smitten with destruction, xxiv. 1-12. shaphat said, Is there not here a proThe Lord hath sworn by the excel- phet of the LORD besides, that we lency of Jacob, Surely I will never

might enquire of him? And the king forget any of their works. Shall not is yet one man, Micaiah the son of

of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwelleth therein ? and

Imlah, by whom we may enquire of it shall rise up wholly as a flood; the LORD; but I hate ħim ; for he and it shall be cast out and drowned,

doth not prophesy good concerning as by the flood of Egypt. And it shall me, but evil

. And Jehoshaphat said, come to pass in that day, saith the Let not the king say so, 1 Kings xxii. Lord God, that I will cause the sun to

6—8. And the messenger that was go down at noon, and I will darken gone to call Micaiah spake unto him, the earth in the clear day: and I will saying, Behold now, the words of the turn your feasts into mourning, and prophets declare good unto the king all your songs into lamentation and with one mouth : let thy word, I pray I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, thee, be like the word of one of them, and baldness upon every head; and í and speak that which is good, 13. will make it as the mourning of an

Which

say to the seers, See not; and only son, and the end thereof as a

to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us ter day, Amos viii. 7-10.

right things ; speak unto us smooth

things, prophesy deceits, Isa. xxx.10. VER. 26.

The prophets prophesy falsely, and Ουαί υμίν όταν καλώς υμάς είπωσι | the priests bear rule by their means ; πάντες οι άνθρωποι κατά τα yap and my people love to have it so: and εποίουν τους ψευδοπροφήταις οι πατέρες | what will ye do in the end thereof ? ? ari.

Jer. v. 31. But there were false pro

bit

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you, and

phets also among the people, even as

VER, 51. there shall be false teachers among Και καθώς θέλετε ένα ποιώσιν υμίν οι you, who privily shall bring in dam-| άνθρωποι, και υμείς ποιείτε αυτούς ομοίως. nable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them; and bring upon to you, do ye also to them likewise.

a And as ye would that men should do themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious

[Therefore all things whatsoever ye ways; by reason of whom the way of would that men should do to you, do truth shall be evil spoken of, 2 Pet. ü. ye even so to them: for this is the 1, 2.

Law and the Prophets, Matt. vii. 12.] VER. 97.

a See on Matt. vii. ver. 12. 'Αλλ' υμίν λέγω τοϊς ακούουσιν· 'Αγα

VER. 32. πάτε τους εχθρούς υμών: καλώς ποιείτε τους μισούσιν υμάς:

Και ει αγαπάτε τους αγαπώντας υμάς,

ποία υμϊν χάρις εστί; και γαρ οι αμαρ• But I say unto you which hear, Love | τωλοί τους αγαπώντας αυτούς αγαπώσι. your enemies, do good to them which hate

a For if ye love them which love you, yoll,

what thank have ye? for sinners also love (But I say unto you, Love your ene those that love them. mies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate

[For if ye love them which love

pray for them which despitefully use you you, what reward have ye? do not

even the Publicans the same? Matt. and persecute you, Matt. v. 44.] á See on Matt. v. ver. 44.

ν. 46.]

a See on Matt. v. ver. 46. VER. 28.

VER. 33. Εύλογείτε τους καταρωμένους υμίν και προσεύχεσθε υπέρ των επηρεαζόντων υμάς.

Και εαν αγαθοποιήτε τους αγαθοποιούνBles them that curse μου, αnd pray | οι αμαρτωλοί το αυτό ποιούσι.

τας υμάς, ποία υμίν χάρις εστί; και γαρ for them which despitefully use you.

And if ye do good to them which do VER. 29.

good to you, what thank have ye? for Το τύπτoντί σε επί την σιαγόνα, πά sinners also do even the sume. ρεχε και την άλλην και από του αίροντός σου το ιμάτιον, και τον χιτώνα μή κω

VER. 34. λύσης.

Και εάν δανείζησε παρ' ών ελπίζετε And unto him that smiteth thee on | απολαβείν, ποία υμίν χάρις εστί; και γαρ the one check offer also the other; and | οι αμαρτωλοί αμαρτωλούς δανείζουσιν, ίνα him that taketh away thy cloak forbid émonáčeci tà toa. not to take thy coat also.

And if ye lend to them of whom ye (But I say unto you, That ye re- hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sist not evil : but whosoever shall sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to much again. him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take

VER. 35. away thy coat, let him have thy cloak Πλήν αγαπάτε τους εχθρούς υμών, και also, Matt. ν. 39, 40.]

αγαθοποιείτε, και δανείζετε, μηδέν απελa See on Matt. v. ver. 39, 10. πίζοντες και έσται ο μισθός υμών πολύς,

και, έσεσθε υιοι του υψίστου: ότι αυτός VER. 30.

χρηστός εστιν επί τούς άχαρίστους και Παντι δε τα αιτούντί σε, δίδου και από πονηρούς. του αίροντας τα σα, μη απαίτει.

a But love ye your enemies, and do a Give to every man that asketh of good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; thee ; and of him that taketh away thy and your reward shall be great, and ye goods ask them not again.

shall be the children of the Highest: for [Give to him that asketh thee, and he is kind unto the unthankful and to from bim that would borrow of thee the evil. turn not thou away, Matt. v. 42.] [That ye may be the children of • See on Matt. v. ver. 42.

your Father which is in heaven : for

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he maketh his sun to rise on the evil

VER. 40. and on the good, and sendeth rain on Ουκ έστι μαθητής υπέρ τον διδάσκαλος the just and on the unjust, Μatt. αυτού· κατηρτισμένος δε πάς έσται ως ο ν. 45.]

διδάσκαλος αυτού. a See on Matt. v. ver. 44.

a The disciple is not above his master :

bbut every one that is perfect shall be VER. 36.

as his master. Γίνεσθε ούν οικτίρμονες, καθώς και ο

* Or, shall be perfected as his master. πατής υμών οικτίρμων εστί.

a See on Matt. x, ver. 24. Be ye therefore merciful, e as your b See on Matt. v. ver. 48. clause 1. Father also is merciful. [Be ye therefore perfect, even as

VER. 41. your Father which is in heaven is τί δε βλέπεις το κάρφος το εν τω οφperfect, Matt. v. 48.]

θαλμώ του αδελφού σου, την δε δοκόν, την aSee on Μatt. vi. ver. 12. clause 1. εν τω ιδίων οφθαλμώ, ου κατανοείς;

a And why beholdest thou the mote VER. 37.

that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivΚαι μη κρίνετε, και ου μη κριθήτε μη | est not the beam that is in thine own καταδικάζετε, και ου μη καταδικασθήτε: | eye? απολύετε, και απολυθήσεσθε.

[And why beholdest thou the mote a Judge not, and ye shall not be judg- that is in thy brother's eye, but coned: condemn not, and ye shall not be siderest not the beam that is in thine condemned: o forgive, and ye shall be own eye? Matt. vii. 3.] forgiven:

a See on Matt. vii. ver. 3. [Judge not, that ye be not judged,

VER. 49. Matt. vii. 1.]

Επώς δύνασαι λέγειν των αδελφών σου A See on Matt. vii. ver. 1.

'Αδελφε, άφες εκβάλω το κάρφος, το εν τω See on Μatt. vi. ver. 12. clause 3. οφθαλμών σου, αυτός την εν τω οφθαλμώ

σου δοκών ου βλέπων; Υποκριτά, έκβαλε VER. 38.

πρώτον την δοκών εκ του οφθαλμού σου, Δίδοτε, και δοθήσεται υμίν μέτρον και τότε διαβλέψεις εκβαλεϊν το κάρφος καλόν, πεπιεσμένος και σεσαλευμένων και το εν τω οφθαλμών του αδελφού σου. υπερεκχυνόμενον δώσουσιν εις τον κόλπος

a Either how canst thou say to thy broυμών το γαρ αυτώ μέτρων και μετρείτε, | ther, Brother, let me pull out the mote αντιμετρηθήσεται υμίν.

that is in thine eye, when thou thyself *Give, and it shall be given unto you; beholdest not the beam that is in thine good measure, pressed down, and shaken own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first together, and running over, shall men the beam out of thine own eye, and then give into your bosom.b For with the shalt thou see clearly to pull out the same measure that ye mete withal it shall mote that is in thy brother's eye. be measured to you again.

[Or how wilt thou say to thy bro[For with what judgment ye judge, ther, Let me pull out the mote out of ye shall be judged : and with what thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in measure ye mete, it shall be measured thine own eye ; Thou hypocrite, first

cast out the beam out of thine own to you again, Matt. vii. 2.]

See on Matt. v. ver. 42. clause 1. eye; and then shalt thou see clearly b See on Matt. vii. ver. 2.

to cast out the mote out of thy bro.

ther's eye, Matt. vii. 4, 5.] VER. 39.

a See on Matt. vii, ver. 5. Είπε δε παραβολήν αυτοίς: Μήτι δύνα

VER. 43. ται τυφλός τυφλόν οδηγείν ; ουχί άμφό

Ου γάρ έστι δένδρον καλόν, ποιούν καρτεροι εις βόθυνον πεσούνται ;

πόν σαπρόν» ουδε δένδρον σαπρόν, ποιούν And he spoke a parable unto them, καρπόν καλόν. a Can the blind lead the blind ? shall

a For a good tree bringeth not they not both fall into the ditch ?

corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt a See on Matt. xv. ver. 14. tree bring forth good fruit.

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