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Christ heals Ten Lepers.

LUKE xvii. 12—19.
La. xvii. 12. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him On a tour.

ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
13. And they lifted up their voices and said, Jesus, Master,

have mercy on us.

And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that,

as they went they were cleansed.

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 said, Were there not ten cleansed ?

but where are the nine?
18. There are not found that returned to give glory to God,

save this stranger.

And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.


Christ declares the Lowliness of his Kingdom, and the

sudden Destruction of Jerusalem.

LUKE xvii. 20. to the end.
La. xpii. 20. And when he was demanded of the Pharisees when the

kingdom of God should come, he answered them, and

said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation :
21. Neither shall they say, Lo here, or lo there ; for be-

hold, the kingdom of God is within you.
22. And he said unto the disciples, The days will come,

ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of
man, and ye shall not see it.
23. And they shall say to you, See here: or, see there: go

not after them, nor follow them.
24. For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one

part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in this

25. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of

this generation.
26. And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in
the days of

the Son of man.
27. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they

were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered
into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.

Sect. 35-38. These sections, which follow the order of St.
Luke's narrative, are placed in their present position on the
united authorities of the five barmonizers, whose labours have
principally assisted me in this arrangement,

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Lu. xvii, 28. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot: they did On a tour,

eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted,

they builded :
29. But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained

fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
30. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man

is revealed.
31. In that day, he which shall be upon the house-top, and

his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it
away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not re-

turn back.
32. Remember Lot's wife.
33. Whosoever shall seek to save his life, shall lose it; and

whosoever shall lose his life, shall preserve it.
34. I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one

bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
35. Two women shall be grinding together ; the one shall

be taken, and the other left.
36. Two men shall be in the field ; the one shall be taken,

and the other left.
37. And they answered, and said unto him, Where, Lord ?

And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither
will the eagles be gathered together.


Christ teacheth the true nature of Prayer.

LUKE Xviii. 1-8.
Lu, xviii. 1. And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that

men ought always to pray, and not to faint :
2. Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not
God, neither regarded man:

And there was a widow in that city; and she came
unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
4. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said

within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
5. Yet, because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge

her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
6. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
7. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry

day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
8. I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Never-

theless, when the Son of man cometh, shall be find faith
on the earth?

Parable of the Publican and Pharisee.

LUKE xviii. 9-14.
Lu. xviii, 9.

And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others :

A a

Lu.xviij.10. Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a On a tour.

Pharisee, and the other a publican.
11. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself: God,

I thank thee that I am not as other men are, extortioners,

unjnst, adulterers, or even as this publican:
12. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I pos-

sess. 13.


And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

I tell you, This man went down to his house justified rather than the other : for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased : and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.


From the conduct of the young Ruler, Christ cautions his

Disciples on the dangers of Wealth
MATT. xix. 16. to the end. MARK X. 17-31.

LUKE xvii. 18-30.
Mat, xix.16. And
Mark x. 17. when he was gone forth, into the way,
Mat. xix.16. behold, one came
Lu. xviii.18. a certain ruler
Mark x. 17. running, and kneeled to him, and asked him,
Mat. xix.16. and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall

I do, that I may have eternal life?
17. And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good ?

there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt

enter into life, keep the commandments.

18. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Lu.xvii.20. Thou knowest the commandments, Mat, xix.18. Thou shalt do no murder; thou shalt not commit adul

tery; thou shalt not steal; thou shalt not bear false wit

ness ; Mark x. 19. defraud not; Mat. xix.19. Honour thy father and thy mother; and thou shalt

love thy neighbour as thyself. 20. The

young man Mark x. 20. answered, Mat. xix.20. and saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my

youth up: what lack I yet?

28 This section resumes the order of St. Matthew and St. Mark, as well as continues that of St. Luke. The event related in it is placed here by Lightfoot, who follows the order of St. Luke; and by Newcome also, who makes the conversation on divorce, and the blessing the children immediately to precede it. Doddridge, Pilkington, and Michaelis, give it also its present place.

Lu.xvij.22. Now when Jesus heard these things, he

On a tour,
Mark x. 21. beholding him, loved him,
Mat. xix.21. And Jesus said unto him,
La, xviii.22. Yet lackest thou one thing :
Mat. xix.21. If thou wilt be perfect,
Mark x. 21. go thy way,
Mat. xix.21. go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou

shalt have treasure in heaven, and come
Mark x. 21. take up the cross,
Mat. xix.21. and follow me.
Mat. xix.22. But when the young man heard that saying,
La. xviii.23. he was very sorrowful :
Mat. xix.22. he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions.
Lu.xviii.24. And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he
Mark x. 23. looked round about,
Mat. xix.23. Then said Jesus unto his disciples,
Mark x. 23. How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the

kingdom of God!
Mat. xix.23. Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter

into the kingdom of heaven. Mark x. 24.

And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches, to enter into

the kingdom of God! Mat, xix.24. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to

go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to

enter into the kingdom of God.
25. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly

Mark x. 26. and they were astonished out of measure among them-

Mat. xix.25. saying, Who then can be saved ?

26 But Jesus
Mark x. 27. looking upon them,
Mat. xix.26. beheld them, and said unto them,
La.xviii.27. The things which are impossible with men, are possible

with God.
Mat, xix.26. With men this is impossible ;
Mark x. 27. but not with God :
Mat. xix.26. but with God all things are possible.

27. Then answered Peter,
Mark x. 28. [and] began to say unto him,
Mat. xix.27. Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee: what

shall we have therefore? Mark x. 29.

And Jesus answered,
Mat, xix.28. And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you,

ye which have followed me in the regeneration, when

29 In the new dispensation which I have now begun to establish-Ye which have now followed me in my despised and afflicted state, shall be exalted to glory in the triumphant

Mat. xix.28. the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also On a tour.

shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of


And every one,
Mark x. 29. Verily I say unto you,
Mat. xix.29. that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or

father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my

name's sake,
Mark x. 29. and the Gospel's,
Lu. xviii.29. and for the kingdom of God's sake,
Mat. xix.29. shall receive an hundred fold,
Lu.xviii.30, more,
Mark x. 30. now,
La. xviii.3o. in this present time,
Mark x. 30. houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and chil-

dren, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come Mat.xix.29. shall inherit everlasting life.


But many that are first shall be last, and the last shall
be first.
MARK X. part of ver. 17. ver. 18. part of ver. 19, 20, 21. ver. 22.

part of ver. 23. ver. 25. part of ver. 26, 27, 28, 29, 30. and
ver. 31.

17 —when he was gone forth into the way, there came one
-Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?

18 And Jesus said unto bim, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.

19 - Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, -Honour thy father and mother.

20 –And he—and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.

21 --Then Jesus—and said unto him, One thing thou lackest-sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come-and follow me.

22 And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved : for he had great possessions.

23 —And Jesus—and saith unto his disciples

25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

26 -saying-Who then can be saved ?

27 - And Jesus-saith, With men it is impossible--for with God all things are possible.

28 —Then Peter-Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.

29 -and said–There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or'mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake

30 -But ho shall receive an hundred fold, in this timeeternal life.

31 But many that are first shall be last ; and the last first.

reign of the Messiah, which shall be eventually established in
the world, See Archdeacon Blomfield on a Knowledge of
Jewish Tradition essential, &c. &c. notes-the discussion of
Whitby on this point; and the passage in Lightfoot, to which he

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