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ple; and they marvelled at 7. Render therefore to all their his Answer, and held their Dues : Tribute to whom Tribute

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CHRIST reproves and refutes the gross

Opinion of the Sadducees concerning the Resurrection, and represents the glorious State of Believers in the Celeftial Regions.

Matt, xxii. 23. Mark xii. 10. Luke xx. 27. [M]THE

fame Day came to him certain of the Sad

ducees, [Mr.) which say there is no RESURRECTION, (L.) which deny that there is any RESURRECTION. And they asked him, saying, Master, Moses [M.] faid and [Mr.] wrote unto us, [L.] If any Man's Brother die, having a Wife, [M.] having no Children, [Mr.] and leave his Wife behind him, and leave no Children; that his Brother should take his Wife, [M.] shall marry her, and raise up Seed unto his Brother. Now there were [L.] therefore (M.) with us feven Brethren ; and the first when he had married a Wife, deceased ; [ 11r.) and dying, left no Seed; (L.) and died without Children: [M.] and having no IfTue, left his Wife unto his Brother. Likewise the second also took her (L.) to wife, and he died Childless [Mr.] neither left he any Seed : And the third likewise ČL.) took her; and in like manner the seven also (Mr.] had her, and left no Seed; for (L.) they left no Children, and died. [M.] And last of all the Woman died also. Therefore in the RESURRECTION, (Mr.] when they shall rife, whose Wife shall she be of them [M.] feven? for they all [Mr.] seven had her to wife. And Jesus answering, said unto them, Do ye therefore

ye

(a) Job xix. 25. For I know that (a) know not the Scrip- my REDEEMER LIVETH, and that TURES, neither the Power of upon the Earth.

he Mall stand at the latter Day God?

26. And

not

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God? (L.] The CHILDREN

26. And though after my Skiti, of this World marry, and are FLESH shall I See God.

Worms destroy this Body, yet in my given in Marriage. But they 27. Whom I shall fee for my which shall be ACCOUNTED self, and mine Eyes shall behold,

and not another; though my Reins WORTHY to OBTAIN that

be consumed within me. World, and the RESURRECTION from the Dead, nei (1) Daniel xii. 2. And many of ther marry, nor are given in them that sleep in the Dult of the Marriage." (L.) Neither can lasting Life, and some to SHAME, they die any more, (M.) but and everlasting CONTEMPT. (6) are as the ANGELS of 3. And they that be wise shall

Thine as the Brightness of the Fire God, [Mr.) which are in

MAMENT, and they chat turn many Heaven: (L.] for they are to Righteousness, as the Stars

for ever and ever. EQUAL unto the ANGELS, and are the Children of God, ginning of the World, Men have

Ifai. Ixiv. 4. For since the Bebeing the CHILDREN of the not heard nor perceived by the Ear, RESURRECTION. [M.] But neither hath the Eye seen, O God,

besides thee, what he hath prepared as touching the Resurrection

for him that WAITETH for him. of the Dead; (L.) that the

1 Pet. i. 3: Blessed be the God DEAD are RAISED, even and Father of our Lord Jesu Chrift, Alojes shewed at the Bus, Mercy hath begotten us again unto

which according to his ABUNDANT when he calleth the Lord, the a lively Hope, by the Resurrec. God of Abraham, and the tion of Jesus Christ from the Dead, God of Isaac, and the God

4. To an Inheritance incori upri

ble and undefiled, and that FADETH of Jacob: for (M.God is not not away, reserved in Heaven for the God of the Dead, [Mr.] you, but the God of the LIVING, of Gon through FAITH unto SALE

s. Who are kept by the Power [L.) for all live unto him. vation, ready to be revealed in the į Mr.] Ye therefore do great- last Time. ly ERR. [ M.] And when Rev. xxii. 1. And he shewed me the Multitude heard this, they clear as Crystal, proceeding out of

2 pure River of Water of Life, were astonished at his Doc- the Throne of God, and of the trine. (L.) Then certain of LAMB. the Scribes answering, faid, it, and of either side of the River,

2. In the midst of the Street of Master, thou hast well said. was there the Tree of Life, which And after that, they durft bare ewelve manner of Fruits, and not ask him any Question at

yielded her Fruir every Month: and

the Leaves of the Tree were for the all.

healing of the NATIONS.

3. And there shall be no more Curse : but the Throne of God, and of the Lamb Thall be in it; and his Servants shall serve him.

4. And they shall see his Face, and his Name Thall be in their Fore. heads.

s. And there shall be no Night there, and they need no Candle, neither Light of the Sun ; for the LORD God giveth them Light, and they shall reign for ever and ever.

CHRIST's

Chris T's Answer to the Scribe, concern

ing the greatest Commandment of the Law.

Matt. xxii. 34 Mark xii. 28. [M]BUT when the Pharisees had heard that he put

the Sadducees to filence, they were gathered together. Then one of them which was a Lawyer, [Mr.] one of the Scribes came, and having heard them reafoning together, and perceiving that he

had answered them well, asked him [ M.] a Question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is [Mr.) the first [..] and great Commandment (Mr.) of all [M.] in the Law ? [Mr.) And Jesus answered, and [M] said unto him, [Mîr.] The first of all the Commandments is, Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one LORD ; and thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thy HEART, and with all thy Soul, and with all thy Mind, and with all thy STRENGTH; this is the first [M.] and GREAT Commandment: And the second is like unto it, [Mr.] namely this, Thou shalt LOVE *thy NEIGHBOUR as thy felf: There is no other Commandment greater than these ; (M.) on these two Commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets. [Mr.) And the Scribe laid unto him, Well, Mafter, thou haft said the Truth: for there is one God, and there is none other but he. And to love him with all the Heart, and with the Understanding, and with all the Soul, and with all the Strength, and to love his Neighbour as himself, is more than all whole Burnt-offerings and Sacrifices. And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the Kingdom of God. And no Man after that durft alk him any Question.

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Jesus questions the Pharisees concerning

Chrift, whose Son be sbould be.

Mark xii. 35.

Matt. xxii. 41. [M.W

HILE the Pharisees weregathered together, fe

Sus asked them, [Mr.] while he taught in the Temple, (M.] saying, What think ye of Christ? whose Son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. [M.] And Jefus answered and said [M.] unto them, (Mr.] How Tay the Scribes that Christ is the Son of David? [M.] How then doth David in Spirit call him LORD? Mr.] For David himself faid by the Holy Ghost, [L.] in the Book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my LORD, Sit thou on my right

Hand, till I make thine Enemies thy Footstool. [Mr.) David therefore himself calleth him Lord. [M.] If David then call him. Lord, how [Mr.] and whence (M.) is he his Son? And no Man was able to answer him a Word, neither durft any Man (from that Day forth) ask him any more Questions. [Mr.) And the common People heard him gladly.

Christ disputes with the Pharisees

concerning Divorcement.

Mark x. 1.

Matt. xix. 1. (M.] AND it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished

these Sayings, he departed from Galilee: [Mr.) and he arofe from thence, and cometh into the Coaits of Hudec, by the farther fide of Jordan; [M.] and great Multitudes followed him, and he HEALED them there : [Mr.] And the People resort unto him again ; and as he was wont, he taught them again. And the Pharifees came to him, and asked him, [M.] tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a Man to put away his Wife for every Caufe? (Mr.] And he answered and said unto them,

What

What did Moses command you? [M.] And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the Beginning, made them (a) Male and Female? (a). Gen. ii. 23. And Adam said, and said, For this Cause shall This is now Bone of my Bones,

and

Flesh of my Flesh : The shall be cala Man leave Father and Mo- led Woman, because the was taken ther, and shall cleave to his out of Man.

24. Therefore shall a Man leave Wife : and they twain shall

his Father and Mother, and shall be one Flesh. Wherefore they cleave unto his Wife: and they shall are no more twain, but one be one Flesh. Flesh. What therefore God

See the References against Matt. hash joined together, let not v. 31. pag. 72. Man put asunder. They say unto him, Why did Mofes then command to give a Writing of Divorcement, and to put her away? (Mr.) And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your Heart he wrote you this Precept, and [M.] suffered you to put away your Wives ; [Mr.] but from the Beginning of the Creation [M] it was not fo, but (Mr.] God made them Male and Female. For this Cause Thall a Man leave his Father and Mother, and cleave to his Wife, and they twain shall be one Flesh : fo then they are no more twain, but one Flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not Man put asunder. [M.] And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his Wife, except it be for Fornication, and shall marry another, committeth Adultery; and whoso marrieth her which is put away, doth commit Adultery. [Mr.} And in the House, his Disciples asked him again of the fame Matter. And he faith unto them, Wholoever shall put away his Wife, and marry another, committeth Adultery against her. And if a Woman shall put away her Husband, and be married to another, the committeth Adultery. [M] His Disciples say unto him, If the Case of the Man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry. But he said unto them, All Men cannot receive this Saying, save they to whom it is given.

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