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Mark x. 3. And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses On a tour.

command you?

4. And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of di-
vorcement, and to put her away.


And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept,

Matt. xix. 4. Have ye not read, that he which made them at the be

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Mark x. 10.



Mat. xix.10.



And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and
mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain
shall be one flesh?

Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh.
What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put


They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put away?

He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

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.

And in the house his disciples asked him again of the

same matter.

And he saith unto them, Whosoever 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, she committeth adultery.

His disciples say unto him, If the case of a 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.

For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

heaven and earth to pass away than for one tittle of the law
to fail. Upon which they put the case of divorces to him;
concluding that he would resolve it contrary to the then exist-
ing law; or more properly, as Doddridge observes, (note to
sect. 135, Family Expositor,) contrary to the received inter-
pretation of the law by the school of Hillel, who had taught
the people that divorces might be permitted for comparatively
trivial causes.

Mat. xix.13.

MARK X. Ver. 2. part of ver. 3. 6, 7. and ver. 8, 9.

2 And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful
for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.
3-And he answered and said unto them-

6-But from the beginning-God made them male and fe-

7 For this cause shall a man leave-and cleave to his wife;

8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.

9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

LUKE XVI. ver. 18.

18 Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband, committeth adultery.


Christ receives and blesses little Children.

MATT. xix. 13-15. MARK X. 13-17. LUKE Xviii. 15—17.
Then were there brought unto him little children, that
he should put his hands on them, and pray.
Lu. xviii.15. But when his disciples saw it, they rebuked
Markx. 13. those that brought them.


But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and Lu.xviii.16. called them unto him, and

Mark x. 14. said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.


Lu.xviii.17. in no wise enter therein.

Mark x. 16.

And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them;

Mat.xix.15. and departed thence.

MATT. XIX. part ver. 13. ver. 14. and part of ver. 15.

13 -Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them,-and the disciples rebuked them.

15 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me; for of such is the kingdom of heaven. 15. And he laid his hands on them

24 Pilkington is anxious, on all occasions, to preserve the order of St. Luke, and he has not therefore followed a rule of harmonizing, which in the great majority of instances is a safe guide. The concurrent order of two Evangelists is preferable to the arrangement adopted by one only. Both St. Matthew and St. Mark place this section after their account of the decision of our Lord respecting divorces. I follow their authority therefore in observing the present order. Lightfoot, Newcome, Doddridge, and Michaelis, have arranged the sections on the same plan.

On a tour.

Lu. xvi. 19.







MARK X. part ver. 13.

13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked

LUKE Xviii. part of ver. 15, 16, 17.

15 And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them:-them.

16-But Jesus said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall—


Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus.

LUKE xvi. 19. to the end.

There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in On a tour. purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:

And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,

And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover, the dogs came and licked his sores.

And it came to pass that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried:

And in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this flame.

But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy
lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus
evil things; but now he is comforted, and thou art tor-

26. And beside all this, between us and you there is a
great gulph fixed, so that they which would pass from
hence to you, cannot; neither can they pass to us, that
would come from thence.




Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:

For I have five brethren, that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses, and the prophets, let them hear them.

25 Section 32, 33. These sections continue the order of the supplementary chapters in St. Luke's Gospel, which had been interrupted by the insertion of the corresponding passages from St. Matthew and St. Mark, in the last two sections. The five harmonizers are unanimous in placing them in their present. position.

Lu. xvi. 30.


And he said, Nay, father Abraham, but if one went on a tour. unto them from the dead, they will repent.

And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses, and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

Luke xvii.1.


On forgiveness of Injuries.

LUKE Xvii. 1-10.

Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but
that offences will come: but woe unto him through whom
they come!

2. It were better for him that a millstone were hanged
about his neck, and be cast into the sea, than that he
should offend one of these little ones.







Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent, thou shalt forgive him.

And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.

And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.

But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat?

And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken: and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?

Doth he thank that servant because he did the things
that were commanded him? I trow not.

10. So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those
things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofit-
able servants; we have done that which was our duty to

Luke ix. 51.


Christ journeys towards Jerusalem.

LUKE ix. 51. to the end. xvii. 11.
And it came to pass, when the time was come that he

26 There is much difference of opinion among the harmo. nizers, concerning the particular journey in which the conversation related in this section took place. Lightfoot supposes

Luke ix. 51. should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to On a tour. Jerusalem.

Lu. xvii. 11.

Luke ix. 52.


And it came to pass as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria, and Galilee.

And he sent messengers before his face; and they went and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.

And they did not receive him, because his face was as
though he would go to Jerusalem.

54. And when his disciples, James and John, saw this, they
said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down
from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?









But he turned and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.

For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.

And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds
of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where
to lay his head.

And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said,
Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead;
but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.

And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell which are at home at my house.

And Jesus said unto him, No man having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

that the journey of Christ to Jerusalem, here mentioned by St.
Luke, is the same with that in John vii. 10. Archbishop New-
come places it after the feast of the dedication, subsequent to
Christ's completion of his last tour round Galilee, and before
his triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Newcome's arrangement
of this section is here adopted, therefore, in preference to that
of Lightfoot. Doddridge has referred this conversation also
to the same period. Michaelis does not decide the point; and
Pilkington, in his anxiety to preserve the order of St. Luke's
Gospel, has not changed its position, but refers it to the same
journey. If the word avaλnç, Luke ix, 51. as Schleusner,
Doddridge, the ancient versions, and by far the greater majo-
rity of critics, assert, signifies the ascension into heaven, it
would fix the period of the circumstance in question to this last
journey of our Lord to Jerusalem.

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