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Mark vii. 8. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the Capernaum,
tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups : and
many other such like things ye do.
said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and
into him can defile him: but the things which come out of
him, those are they that defile the man. Mat, xv. 11. Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man ;
but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a
man. Markvii.16. If any man hath ears to hear, let him hear.
17. And when he was entered into the house from the
people, Matt. xv.12. Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest
thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard
heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
Let them alone : they be blind leaders of the blind.
us this parable.
16. And Jesus said, Markvii.18. unto them, Mat. xv. 16. Are ye also yet without understanding?
17. Do ye not yet understand, that whatsoever
Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly,
from the heart: and they defile the man.
19. For Markvii.21. from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil
thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness :
Mat. xv. 20. These are the things that defile a man: but to eat with
unwashen hands defileth not a man,
MATT. XV. part of ver. 1. 4. ver. 5. part of ver. 8. ver. 9, 10, and
4 --and mother: and, IIe that curseth father or mother, let
5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me ;
8 - This people
9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
10 And be called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:
17 -goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught ?
19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adul-
5-Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition
6 He answered and said unto them, Well bath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites-honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
10 For Moses said, Honour thy father
13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition
17 -his disciples asked him concerning the parable.
18 And he saith-are yo so without understanding also ? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever
nician woman '.
MATT. Xv. 21-28. MARK vii. 24-30. Mat, xv. 21. Then Jesus
Tyre. Mark vii.24. arose, and
16 Bishop Horsley and Dr. Jortin have written sermons on the subject of the Syrophenician woman; in both of which there is a remarkable coincidence in plan, and expression. Both have insisted, with great effect, on the nation of the woman; on the manner in which Christ performed his first miracle on one who was not a Jew; which was so ordained by the providence of God that this woman " became one of the first Pagan proselytes, and the mystery of the calling and the conversion of the Gentiles began in her to be gloriously unfolded, on the humility of the suppliant, and her acknowledgment of the wisdom of God in selecting the Jews to be his own people, while she retained her hope of mercy as a creature of God; and on the absurdity of judging of the truth of past events by the test of the experience of the present age; both agreeing in the probability of the opinion expressed in a former note, that the power of evil spirits, in the time of our Lord, was permitted to be more visibly displayed than in our own age. For the more particular explanation, therefore, of this narrative, and especially for the view which Bishop Horsley has
Mat. xv. 21. went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Tyre.
22. And Mark vii.24. entered into an house, and would have no man know it;
but he could not be hid.
25. For Mat. xv. 22. behold, a woman of Canaan, Mark vii.35. whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of
him, and Mat. xv. 22. came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying,
Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David ; my
daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
came and besought him, saying, Send her away, for she
crieth after us.
lost sheep of the house of Israel.
25. Then came she
and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil
out of her daughter.
given of the peculiar propriety of our Lord's conduct in making
16 The Jews considered every nation but their own as dogs,
R. Pirke Eliezer gives an illustration of this passage. In his twenty-ninth chapter he discusses the eighth temptation of Abrabam, Gen. xvii. 1. Hc endeavours to prove that Abraham circumcised his servants, and proceeds thus: Unde autem (probas) quod circumcident' (servos) illos ? quia dicitur: omnes viros domus suæ, et natum domus circumcidit-cur autem cir. cumcidit illos? propter purificationem, de contaminarent domidum suum cibo, ac potu suo. Quicunque enim comedit cum præputiato; is veluti cum cane edit. Uti canis non est circumcisus, sic et præpuitatus non est circumcisus. Quisquis accedit ad præputiatum, is veluti mortuum contrectat, &c. &c. Vorstius's translation of R. Pirke Eliezer, p. 66. I ought to observe here, that Scboetgen, who refers in his notes on Apoc. xxii. 15. to this chapter of Pirke Eliczer, quotes a part of it, differently from any which is to be found in the translation by Vorstius. As the Hebrew original is not in my possession, I cannot account for the variation; but my copy of
Mat. xv. 27. And she said, Truth, Lord; yet the dogs eat of the Tyre.
crumbs which fall from their master's table. Mark vii.28. the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs. Mat, xv, 28. Then Jesus answered, and said unto her, O woman,
great is thy faith :
MARK vii. part of ver. 24, 25, 27, 28.
25 -a certain woman--came and fell at his feet :
27 But Jesus said unto her—for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.
28 And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord; yet
MATT. XV, 29-31. MARK vü. 81. to the end.
Decapolis. Matt. xv, 29. Jesus Mark vii.31. departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, came unto
the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of
an impediment in his speech : and they beseech bim to
put his hand upon him.
fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;
him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.
but the more he charged them, so much the more a great
deal they published it ;
done all things well : he maketh both the deaf to hear,
and the dumb to speak. Mat. xv. 20. and he went up, into a mountain, and sat down there,
30. And great multitudes came unto him, having with them
those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many
the Latin translation by Vorstius is corrected in various places
Mat. xv. 30. others, and cast them down at Jesus feet, and he healed Decapolis.
the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to
MATT. XV. part of ver. 29.
MATT. XV. 32. to the end. MARK viïi. 1-9.
having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto / Galilee.
him, and saith unto them,
I have compassion on the multitude, because they have
they will faint by the way; for divers of them came from
far. Mat. xv. 33. And his disciples say unto him, Mark viii. 4. From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here
in the wilderness?
a multitude ?
And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the
disciples to the multitude. Mark viji.6. to set before them : and they did set them before the
people. Mat. xv. 37. And they did all eat, and were filled : and they took up
of the broken meat that was left, seven baskets full.
And they that did eat were about four thousand men, beside women and children.
39. And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, Markviii.10. straightway he entered into a ship, with his disciples, and
Mat. xv. 39. into the coasts of Magdala,
MATT. XV. 32.