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Luke xx,35. But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that Jerusalem.

world, and the resurrection from the dead,
Mark xii.25, when they shall rise from the dead, they
Lukexx.35. neither marry, nor are given in marriage :
Mat.xxii,30. but are as the angels of God
Mark xii.25, which are in heaven.
Luke xx.36.

Neither can they die any more; for they are equal
unto the angels, and are the children of God, being the

children of the resurrection. Mat.xxii.31.

But as touching the resurrection of the dead,
Luke xx.37. now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed :
Mark xii.26. have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush
God spake unto

him, saying, I am the God of Abraham,
and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
Mat.xxii.32. God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
Luke xx. 38. for all live unto him.
Mark xii.27. ye therefore do greatly err.
Luke xx.39.

Then certain of the Scribes answering, said, Master,
thou hast well said.
40.

And after that, they durst not ask him any question at

all. Mat.xxii.33. And when the multitude heard this, they were asto

nished at his doctrine.

MATT. xxii. part of ver. 23. ver. 24. part of ver. 25. ver. 26, 27,

28, 29. and part of ver. 30, 31, 32.
23 —came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no
resurrection, and asked him,

24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no chil-
dren, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto
his brother.

25 -seven brethren ; and the first
26 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.
27 And last of all the woman died also.

28 Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife shall she be of
the seven? for they all had her.

29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not know-
ing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

30 For in heaven
31 -have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by
God, saying,

32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the
God of Jacob?

MARK xii. ver. 18. part of ver. 19. ver. 20. and part of ver. 21,

22, 23. 25, 26, 27. 18 Then come unto him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection ; and they asked him, saying,

19 Master, Moses wrote unto us, If a man's brother die

20 Now there were seven brethren ;, and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed.

21 And the second took her, and died ; neither left he any seed: and the third

22 And the seven-and left no seed: last of all the woman died also.

23 - of them for the seven had her

25 For-neither marry, nor are given in marriage ; but are Jerusalem. as the angels

26 And as touching the dead, that they rise

27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living :
LUKE XX. part of ver. 27, 28, 29. 31. ver. 33. part of ver. 34. 37.

and 38.
27 Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny
that there-

28 -having a wife, and he die without children, that his bro-
ther should take bis wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

29 There were—took a wife, and died without children.

31 And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also

33 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for seven bad her to wife.

34 And Jesus answering said unto them

37 Now that the dead are raised-at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.

38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living

SECTION XVI.
Christ replies to the Pharisees.

MATT. xxii. 34-40. MARK xii. 28–34.
Mat.xxii.34. But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the

Sadducees to silence, they also were gathered together.

35. Then one of them, which was a lawyer, Mark xij.28. one of the Scribes came, and having heard them reason

ing together, and perceiving that he had answered them

well,
Mat.xxii,36. asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,

36. Master,
Mark xij.28, which is the first commandment of all ?
Mat.xxil.36. which is the great commandment in the law ?
Mark xii.29. And Jesus answered
Mat.xxii.37, and said unto him,
Mark xii.29. The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel ; the

Lord our God is one Lord :
30. 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
Mat,xxii.38. and great commandment.
39.

And the second is like unto it,
Mark xii.31. namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

There is none other commandment greater than these.
Mat.xxii.40. On these two commandments hang all the law and the

prophets. Mark xii.32.

And the Scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast
said the truth : for there is one God, and there is none

other but he :
33. “And to love him with all the heart, and with all the

understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the

Mark xii.33. strength, is more than all whole-burnt offerings and sacri- Jerusalem.

fices. 34.

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 durst ask him any question.

MATT. xxii. ver. 37. and part of ver. 38, 39.
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God
with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first
39 - Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

MARK xii. part of ver. 28. 30, 31,
28 --and-asked him
30 -commandment.
31 And the second is like

SECTION XVII.
Christ inquires of the Pharisees concerning the Messiah.
MATT. xxii. 41. to the end. MARK xii. 35-37.

LUKE XX. 41-44.
Mat.xxii,41. While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus

asked them,
42.

Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he?

They say unto him, The Son of David ". Mark xij.35.

And Jesus answered, and said Lukexx.31.

unto them, Mark xij.35.

while he taught in the temple, How say the Scribes that

Christ is the Son of David ? Mat.xxij.43.

He saith unto them, How then doth David, in spirit, call him Lord ?

12 That the expected Messiah should be the son of David, was a thing well known among the Jews, and universally acknowledged: see Jobn vii. 42. and is a most powerful proof against them, that the Messiah is come. Their families are now so perfectly confounded, that they cannot trace back their genealogies with any degree of certainty: nor have they been capable of ascertaining the different families of their tribes, for more than sixteen hundred years. Why then should the spirit of prophecy assert so often, and in such express terms, that Jesus was to come from the family of David; if he were to make bis appearance when the public registers were all demolished? Is it not evident that God designed that the Mes. siah should come at a time when the public genealogies might be inspected, to prove that it was He who was prophesied of, and that no other was to be expected. The Evangelists, Matthew and Luke, were so fully convinced of the conclusiveness of this proof, that they appealed to the public registers; and thus proved to the Jews, from their own records, that Jesus was born of the family mentioned by the prophets. Nor do we find that a Scribe, Pharisee, or any other, ever attempted to invalidate this proof, though it would have essentially served their cause, could they have done it. But, as this has not been done, we may fairly conclude it was impossible to do it. Clarke in loc.

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Mark xii.36. For David himself said by the Holy Ghost,

Jerusalen, Luke xx.42. in the Book of Psalms, Mat.xxii.43. saying,

44. The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right

hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool. Mark xii.37. David therefore himself calleth him Lord ; Mat.xxii.45. If David then call him Lord, how is he his son ?

46. And no man was able to answer him a word : neither

durst any man from that day forth ask him any more

questions.
Mark xii.37. And the common people heard him gladly.

MARK xii. part of ver. 36, 37.
36 – The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand
till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
37 —and whence is he then his son ?-

LUKE XX. part of ver. 41, 42. and ver. 43, 44.
41 And he said-How say they that Christ is David's son?

42 And David himself saith The Lord said unto my Lord,
Sit thou on my right hand.

43 Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
44 David therefore calleth him Lord; how is he then his son ?

SECTION XVIII.

Christ severely reproves the Pharisees.
MATT. xxiii. 1. to the end. MARK xii. 38-40,

LUKE XX. 45. to the end.
Luke xx.45. Then, in the audience of all the people,
Mat.xxiii.l. spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
Mark xii.38.

And he said unto them in his doctrine,
Mat. xxiii.2.

The Scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat : 3.

All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do : but do not ye after their works: for

they say, and do not. Mark xii.38. Beware of the Scribes, Mat.xxiii.4. For they bind heavy burdens, and grievous to be borne,

and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves

will not touch them with one of their fingers.

5. But all their works they do for to be seen of men : they Mark xii.38. love to go in long clothing, , Mat.xxiii.5. they make broad their philacteries, and enlarge the bor

ders of their garments,
6.

And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief
seats in the synagogues,
7. And greetings

in the markets, and to be called of men,
Rabbi, Rabbi.
Luke xx. 47. Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew
Markxii.40. for a pretence,
Lukexx.47. make long prayers; the same shall receive greater dam-

nation.

10.

ye

shut up

17.

Mat,xxii.8. But be not ye called Rabbi : for one is your Master, Jerusalem.

even Christ, and all ye are brethren.
9. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is
your Father, which is in heaven.

Neither be ye called Masters : for one is your Master,
even Christ.
11, But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
12. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased : and

he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
13. But woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites !
for

the kingdom of heaven against men: for
ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that

are entering to go in.
14. Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for

ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long

prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
15. Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for

ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when
he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell

than yourselves.
16. Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which

say,

Whosoever
shall swear by the temple, it is nothing: but whosoever
shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor !

Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or
the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
18. And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing;

but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is
guilty.

Ye fools and blind : for whether is greater, the gift, or
the altar that sanctifieth the gift ?
20. Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by
it, and by all things thereon.

And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it,
and by him that dwelleth therein.

And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the
throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.
23.

Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for
ye pay tithe of mint, and anise, and cummin, and have
omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment,
mercy, and faith : these ought ye to have done, and not

to leave the other undone.
24. Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a

camel.
25. Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for

ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter,

but within they are full of extortion and excess.
26. Thou blind Pharisee '3, cleanse first that which is within

13 Our Lord, no longer under restraint from fear of appre-
hension, as he was now on the point of offering Himself a will-
ing victim, reproached the Pharisees in the strongest terms, in

19.

21.

22.

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