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within themselves, this Man blasphemeth. (L.) And the Scribes, and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, (Mr.] Why doth this Man thus speak Blasphemies? Who can FORGIVE Sins, but God alone? And immediately when Jesus (M.] ENEW, (L.) and perceived (Mr.) in his Spirit (M.) their THOUGHTS, (Mr.] that they fo reasoned within themselves : (L.) he answering, said unto them, (Mr.] Why reason ye these THINGS in your Hearts (M.) Wherefore think you Evil in your Hearts ? For Mr.) whether is it easier to say to the fick of the Palfy, Thy Sins be FORGIVEN thee? or to say, ARISE, and take up thy Bed, and walk? But that (a) ye may know that (a) Aits v.31. Him hath God exthe Son of Man hath Power Prince and a Saviour, for to give

alted with his right Hand, to be a on Earth to FORGIVE Sins. RELENTANCE and REMISSION (M. (Then faith he to the of SINS. fick of the Palfy) [Mr.] I Salvation in any other : for there

Chap. iv. 12. Neither is there say unto thee, Arise, take up is none other Name under Heaven thy Bed, and go thy way in- given among Men, whereby we mult to thine House. (L.) And

1 John ii. 1. My little Children, immediately he arose up be, these things write I unto you, that fore them, and took up [Mr.] ye sin not. And if any Man sin, the Bed (L.) whereon he lay, Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous : (Mr.) and went forth before

2. And he is the ProriTiATION them all, insomuch that they for our Sins, and not for ours only, were all amazed: (M.) and but also for the Sins of the whole

World. he departed to his own House (L.) glorifying God. [M.] But when the Multitude faw it, they marvelled, (L.) and were all amazed ; (M.) and they GLORIFIED God, which had given such Power unto Men, (L.) and were filled with Fear, saying, We have seen strange Things to day,[Mr.) we never saw it on this fashion.


A Man that had a withered Hand, is

healed on the Sabbath Day.

Luke vi. 6. Matt. xii. 10. Mark iii. 1.

their Synagogue, and caught: and (M.) behold, [Mr.] there was a Man which had a WITHERED Hand,


for (L.) his right Hand was withered. And the Scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, that they might find an ACCUSATION against him, [Mr.] that they might accuse him. [.M.] And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath Days ? that they might accuse him. (L.) But he knew their Thoughts, and said to the Man which had the withered Hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the Mids; and he arose, and food forth. Then said Festes unto them, I will ask you one Thing, Is it lawful on the Sabbath Days to do Good, or to do Evil? to save LIFE, or to DeTROY it ? [M.] But they held their Peace. And he said unto them, [M.] What Man shall there be among you, that shall have one Sheep, and if it fall into a Pit on the Sabbath Day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? How much then is a Man better than a SHEEP? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the Sabbath Days. (Mr.) And when he had looked round about them all with Anger, being grieved for the Hardness of their HEARTS, [M] Then faith he to the Man, STRETCH forth thine Hand : (L.) And he did so, [Mr.] and stretched it forth, and his HAND was RESTORED whole as the other.

A Leper healed in Galilee.

Mark i. 40.

Luke v. 12. (2.) A of )

ND it came to pass, when he was in a certain came to him, (L.) who seeing Jesus, and kneeling down to him, fell on his Face, and befought him, saying unto him, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canit make me CLEAN. (Mr.) And Jesus, moved with ComPASSION, put forth his Hand, and touched him, and faith unto him, I will be thou clean. And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the Leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed. And he straitly charged him to tell no Man, and forthwith sent him away; and faith unto him, See thou say nothing to any Man, but go thy way, few thy self to the Prieft

, and offer for thy cleansing those Things according as Moses commanded, for a Testimony unto them. But be


went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the Matter, [L.) and so much the more went there a Fame abroad of him : [Mr.] insomuch that Jefus could not openly enter into the City, but was without in Desert Places: And they came to him from every Quarter, [L.] and great Multitudes came together to hear, and to be HEALED by him of their INFIRMITIES. And he withdrew himself into the Wilderness, and prayed.

A Leper healed.

How the LEPROSY of

Sin is healed and purified. Luke vii. 1. Matt, viii. 1. [...NO

ow when he had Jeremy. C Change "his skin, or

ended all his Say-xiii. 23. ings in the Audience of the the Leopard his Spots ? Then may


also do Good, that are accustomPeople, and (M.] when ed to do Evil. he was come down from Ephes. v. 25. Christ loved the

Church, and gave himself for it: the Mountain, great Mul 26. That he might SANCTIFY TITUDES followed him. And and CLEANSE it with the Washing behold there came a LEPER of Water, by the Word.

Heb. ix. 13. For if the Blood of and worshipped him, saying, Bulls, and of Goats, and the Alhes Lord, if thou WILT, thou of an Heifer sprinkling the UNcanít make me CLEAN. And CLEAN, SANCTIFieth to the pu

RIFYING of the Flesh; Jesus put forth his Hand

14. How much more shall the and touched him, saying, I Blood of Christ, who through the will, be thou CLEAN. And Eternal SPIRIT offered himself immediately his Leprosy was Without Spot to God, purge your cleansed. And Jésus faith serve the living God? unto him, See thou tell no Job xiv. 1. Man that is born of a Man, but go thy way, shew Woman, is of tew Days, and full

. thy self to the Priest, and 2. He cometh forth as a Flower, offer the Gift that Moses and is cut down : he feeth also as commanded, for a Testimo- a Shadow, and continueth not.

3. And dost thou open thine Eyes ny unto them.

upon such an une, and bringest me

into Judgment with thee ? 4. Who can bring a CLEAN Thing out of an UNCLEAN? Not one.

Psal. li 2. Wash me throughly from mine INIQUITY, and cleaníc me from my Sin.

5. Behold, I was shapen in INIQUITY : and in Sın did my Mother conceive me.

7. PURGE me with Hyslop, and I shall be clean : Wash me, ani I shall be whiter than Snow.



Isai. i. 16. Wash ye, make you clean, put away the Evil of your Doings from before mine Eyes, cease to do Evil,

17. Learn to do well, seek JUDGMENT, relieve the Oppre led, judge the Fatherless, plead for the Widow.

18. Come now, and let us reason together, faith the Lord : Though your Sins be as Scarlet, they shall be as white as Snow; though they be red like Crimson, they shall be as Wool.

CHRIST goes through Samaria into Ga

lilee, and heals ten Lepers by the Way. Luke

A ND it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, xvii. 11. that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

12. And as he entred into a certain Village, there met him Ten Men that were LEPERS, which stood afar off. 13. And they lifted up their Voices, and said, Jeftis

, Mafter, have Mercy on us.

14. And when he saw them, he faid unto them, Go shew your selves unto the Priests. And it came to pass that as they went, they were CLEANSED.

15. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud Voice glorified God,

16. And fell down on his Face at his Feet, giving him Thanks : and he was a Samaritan.

17. And Jesus answering, faid, Were there not Ten cleansed ? But where are the Nine ?

18. There are not found that returned to give GLORY to God, fave this Stranger.

19. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way; thy FAITH hath made thee whole.


The Centurion in Capernaum intercedes

for his Servant, that he might be cured of the Pally.

Luke vii. 1. Matt. viii. 5. (L.) AND he entred into Capernaum. And a certain was sick, and ready to die. And when he heard of Jefus, he fent unto him the Elders of the Jews, beseeching

him that he would come and heal his Servant. And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this. For he loveth our Nation, and he hath built us a Synagogue. Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the House, the Centurion fent Friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thy self, for I am not WORTHY that thou Shouldst enter under


Roof. Wherefore neither thought I my self worthy to come unto thee : but say in a WORD, and my Servant shall be healed. [M.] And when Jesus was entred into Capernaum, there came unto him a Centurion, beseeching him, and saying, Lord, my Servant lieth at home fick of the Palfy, grievously tormented. And Jesus faith unto him, I will come and heal him. The Centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou Shouldft come under my Roof: but speak the WORD only, and my Servant shall be healed. [L.] For I also am a Man ser under Authority, having under me Soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth: and to another, Come, and he cometh : and to my Servant, Do this, and he doth it. When Jesus heard these Sayings, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the People that followed him, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so GREAT FAITH, no, not in Israel. [M.] And I say unto you, that many shall come from the East and West, and shall fit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, in the Kingdom of Heaven. But the Children of the Kingdom shall be cast out into outer Darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of Teeth. And Fesus said unto the Centurion, Go


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