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MANY: (L.) because many Devils were entered into him. [Mr.] And he befought him much that he would not send them away out of the Country, and [L.] that he would not command them to go out into the Deep. [11.] And there was a good way off from them, [Mr.] nigh unto the Mountains, a great Herd [M] of many [...] Swine feeding on the Mountain : [Mr.] And all the Devils befought him, saying, (M.] If thou caft us out, suffer us to go away into the Herd of Swine. [Mr.] And forthwith Jesus gave them Leave; and he said unto them, Go; and the unclean Spirits, L. Devils, went out of the Man, [Mr.] and entred into the Swine : [M.] and behold, the whole Herd of Swine ran violently down a steep Place into the Sea, and perished in the Waters. [Mr.] They were about two thousand, and were choked in the Sea. [L.) When they that fed [Mr.] the Swine [L.] saw what was done, they fled, [M.] and went their ways into the City, (Mr.] and told it in the City, and in the Country, [.M.) and what was befallen to the Poffeffed of Devils. And behold, the whole City came out to meet Jefus, [Mr.] and they went out to see what it was that was done. And they come to Jefus, and see him that was poffefsed with the Devil, (L.] and found the Man out of whom the DEvils were departed, [Mr.] and had the Legion, fitting, and cloathed, and in his RIGHT MIND, (L.) at the Feet of Jesus, [Mr.] and they were afraid. And they that saw it, told them how it befel to him that was pofseffed with the Devil, [L] by what Means he was made whole; [.Mr.) and also concerning the Swine. [M.] And when they saw him, (L.) then the whole Multitude of the Country of the Gadarenes round about, [Mr.] began to pray him, [M.] that he would depart out of their Coats; (L.) for they were taken with great Fear. And he went up into the Ship, and returned back again : [Mr.] And when he was come into the Ship, he that had been poffeffed with the Devil, (L.) the Man out of whom the Devils were DEPARTED, befought him that he might be with HIM. [Mr.] Howbeit, Fesus suffered him not, [L.] but sent him away, saying, Return to thinc own House, (Mr.) to thy Friends, and shew how GREAT THINGS the LORD (L.) God [Mr.) hath done for thee, and hath had COMPASSION on thee. (L.) And he went his way, and published throughout the whole City, [Mr.] and began to publish in Decapolis, how GREAT THINGS Jesus had done for him: And all Men did marvel.

A dumb Man polesed of a Devil, is

healed. Matt. ix.

AS S they went out, behold, they brought to 32, 33. him a DUMB Man possessed with a Devil. And when the Devil was cast out, the Dumb spake, and the Multitudes marvelled, saying, It was NEVER so SEEN in Ifrael.

Chris't casteth a Devil out of a lunatick

Man, which the Disciples could not caft


[L.) AN

Luke ix. 37. Mark ix. 14. Matt. xvii. 14.
ND it came to pass, that on the next Day, when

they were come down from the Hill, [Mr.) and when he came to his Disciples, he saw a great Multitude about them, and the Scribes questioning with them. And straightway all the People, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed : and (L.) much People met him, (Mr.] and running to him, saluted him. (M.] And when they were come to the Multitude, [Mr.] he asked the Scribes, What question ye with them? JL.) And behold, (M.) there came in him a certain Man (L) of the Company (M.) kneeling down to him, and he [Mr.] answered and (M.) cried out, saying, (.11.) Lord, (Mr.) Master, I have brought unto thee my Son, which hath a dumb Spirit: (L) I beseech thee look upon my Son, for he is mine only Child: [M.) Have Mercy on my Son, for he is lunatick, and fore vexed: for oft-times he falleth into the Fire, and oft into the Water ; (L.) and lo, a Spirit taketh him ; (Mr.) and wheresoever he taketh him, (L.) he suddenly CRIETH out, and he TEARETH him, that he FOAMETH again; [Mr.) and gnasheth with his Teeth, and pineth away; (L.) and BRUISING him, hardly DEPARTETH from him. [.11.) And I brought him to thy Disciples, (L.) and I be


sought thy Disciples to cast him out, (Mr.] and I fpake to thy Disciples that they should cast him

out, and they could not [M.] cure him. Then Jesus answered and said, o FAIThless and perverse Generation, how long Shall i be with you ? how long shall I suffer you ? Bring him, (L.) thy Son hither [Mr.] unto me. And they brought him unto him: (L.) And as he was yet a coming, [Mr.] and when he saw him, straightway (L.) the Devil threw him down, and tare him; [Mr.] and he fell on the Ground, and wallowed, foaming. And he asked his Father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a Child : And oft-times it hath cast him into the FIRE, and into the WATERS TO DESTROY him. But if thou canst do any thing, have COMPASSION upon us, and help us. Fesús said unto him, If thou canst BELIEVE, all Things are POSSIBLE to him that BELIEVETH. And straightway the Father of the Child cried out, Lord, I BELIEVE ; help thou mine Unbelief. When Jesus saw that the People came running together, he REBUKED the FouL Spirit, faying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf Spirit, I charge thee come out of him, and enter no more into him. And the SPIRIT cried, and RENT him fore, and came out of him : and he was as one DEAD; insomuch that many said, He is dead. But Fesus took him by the Hand, and lifted him up, (L.) and healed the Child, [.Mr.) and he arose : [M.] and the Child was CURED from that very Hour, (L.) and he delivered him again unto his Father. And they were all AMAZED at the MIGHTY POWER of God. (Mr.) And when he was come into the House, [M.) then came [Mr.] his Disciples [M.] to Jesus apart, (Mr.] and asked him privately, [M.) and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your UNBELIEF : for verily I say unto you, If you have faith as a Grain of Muftárd-feed, ye shall say unto this Mountain, Remove hence to yonder Place, and it shall remove ; and nothing shall be unpofsible unto you. How beit this kind [Mr.] can come forth by nothing but by PRAYER and FASTING.

xi. 14.

CHRIST casts out a Devil; and confirms

it to be done by a Divine Power. Luke AND he was casting out a Devil, and it was

DUMB. And it came to pass when the Devil was gone out, the Dumb fpake: and the People wondred. But fome of them faid, He casteth out Devils through Beelzebub, the Chief of the Devils. And others tempting him, sought of him a Sign from Heaven. But he KNOWING their Thoughts, faid unto them, Every Kingdom divided against itself is brought to Desolation : and a House divided against a House, falleth. If SATAN also be divided against himself, how shall his Kingdom stand? Because ye say that I cast out Devils through Beelzebub. And if I by Beelzebub cast out Devils, by whom do your Sons caft them out? Therefore shall they be your Judges. But if I with the FINGER of God cast out Devils, no doubt the KINGDOM of God is come upon you. When a strong Man armed keepeth his Palace, his Goods are in Peace. But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, be taketh from him all his Armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his Spoils. He that is not with me, is againit me; and he that gathereth not with (a) Heb. vi. 4. For it is impossible me, scattereth. (a) When for those who were once ENLIGHT. the unclean Spirit is gone New, and have tasted of the out of a Man,' he walketh heavenly Gift, and were made

PARTAKERS of the HOLY GHOST, through dry Places, seeking 5. And have taSTED the good Rest, and finding none, he Word of God, and the Powers

of the World to come; faith, I will return unto my

6. If they fhall FALL away, to House whence I came out. renew them again unto RerenAnd when he cometh, he TANCE : seeing they CRUCIFY to findeth it swept and garnish- themselves the Son of God afresh,

and put him to an open Shame. ed. Then goeth he, and tak 2 Pet. ii. 20. For if after they ech to him feven other Spi- have Escaped the POLLUTIONS rits more wicked than him- of the World, through the Knowself, and they enter in, and Jefrus Christ, they are again INTAN

LEDGE of the Lord and Saviar dwell there : And the last oled therein, and OVERCOME ; State of that Man is worse the LATTIR END is worte with

them than the BEGINNING. than the firit.

21. For it had been better for

them not to have KNOWN the Way of RIGHTEOUSNESS, than after they have KNOWN it, to turn from the POLY COMMANDMENT delivered unto them.


xi. 270

Our Saviour's Discourse of the Blessed

Ness of those that hear the Word of God, and keep it; and the Judgment that Mould come upon the Impenitent, and those that reject the Light of the

Gospel. Luke

ND it came to pass as he fpake these things, a a

certain Woman of the Company lift up her Voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the Womb that bare thee, and the Paps which thou hast fucked. But he said, Yea, rather bleffed are they that HEAR the WORD of God, and keep it. 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 the Prophet. For as Jonas was a Sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of Man (a) Heb. ii. 1. Therefore we oughc be to this Generation. (a) to give the more earnest Heed to The Queen of the South shall left at any time we shound let them rise up in Judgment with the sliv. Men of this Generation, and

2. For if the Word spoken by condemn them : for she came ANGELS, was stedfast, and every

TRANSGRESSION and Disobedience from the utmoft Parts of the received a Just RECOMPENSE of Earth to hear the Wisdom Reward , of Solomon; and behold, a

3. How shall we escape if we

NEGLECT so great SALVATION, greater than Solomon is here. which at the firit began to be spoThe Men of Nineve shall ken by the Lord, and was confirmrise up in JUDGMENT with cd unto us by them that heard this Generation, and Mall condemn it: for they RE (6) 1 John i. s. This then is the YENTED at the Preaching of Mellage which we have heard of Jonas; and behold, a great. God is Light, and in hin'is no er than Jonas is here. (b) DARKNESS at all. No Man when he hath light

6. If we say that we have FEL.

LOWSHIP with him, and walk in ed a Candle, putteth it in a DARKNESS, we lye, and do not the secret Place, neither under a Truth: Bushel; but on a Candlestick, 7: But if we walk in the Light,

as he is in the LIGHT, we have that they which come in Fellowship one with another, and may


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