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Mat. xiii,31. The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard-seed,
which a man took and sowed in his field : Markiv. 31. It is like a grain of mustard-seed, which when it is sown
in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: 32. But when it is sown it groweth up, and becometh
greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; Mat. xiï,32. and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and
lodge in the branches thereof. Mark iv. 32. under the shadow of it. Mat, xii.33, Another parable spake he unto them: The kingdom of
heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman hid in three
measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. 34. All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in pa
rables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: Markiv.33. and with many such parables spake he the word unto
them, as they were able to hear it.
34, But without a parable spake he not unto them : Mat. xiii.35. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the
prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the
foundation of the world. Mark iv. 34. and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his
disciples. Mat, xiï.36. Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the
house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare
unto us the parable of the tares of the field. 37. He answered, and said unto them, He that soweth the
good seed, is the Son of man: 38.
The field is the world ; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the
wicked one: 39. The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest
is the end of the world, and the reapers are the angels. 40. As therefore the tares are gathered, and burnt in the
fire, so shall it be in the end of the world. 41.
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and
them which do iniquity : 42.
And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall. be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the
kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let
him hear. 44.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field, the which, when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof, goeth and selleth all that he hath, and
buyeth that field. 45. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant
man seeking goodly pearls ; 46. Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, he
went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
Mat, xüAT. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that
was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind : 48. Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat
down and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the
49. So shall it be at the end of the world : the angels shall
come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, 50. And shall cast them into the furnace of fire : there
shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 51. Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these
things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord. 52. Then said he unto them, Therefore every Scribe which
is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven, is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of
his treasure things new and old. 53. And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.
MATT. xiii. part of ver. 32.
MARK iv. part of ver. 32.
Christ crosses the Sea of Galilee, and calms the Tempest.
LUKE viii. 22-25.
the lake. Mat. vii.19.
And a certain Scribe came and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee, whithersoever thou goest. 20. And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and
the birds of the air have nests ; but the Son of manø hath
not where to lay his head. 21. And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
But Jesus said unto him, Follow me, and let the dead bury their dead. 23. And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.
60 In this section Christ calls himself, for the first time, “the Son of Man."
Mark iv. 36. And when they had sent away the multitude, they
took him even as he was in the ship. Lukeviii.22. And they launched forth. Mark iv. 36. And there were also with him other little ships. Lnkeviii.23 But, as they sailed, he fell asleep : Mat, viii.24. And behold, there arose Markiv.37. a great storm of wind, Lakeviii.23. and there came down a storm of wind on the lake ; (and) Mat. viii.24. a great tempest in the sea, Mark iv. 37. and the waves beat into the ship, Mat. viii.24. insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves : but
he was asleep Lukeviii.23. and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. Mark iv. 38. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a
pillow : Mat. viii.25. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Markiv. 38. Master, carest thou not that we perish? Mat. viii.25. Lord, save us : we perish.
And he saith unto them, Why are ye so fearful, 0 ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds
and the sea ; Lukeviii.24. and the raging of the water : Mark iv. 39. and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind
ceased, and there was a great calm.
And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful ? how is it that ye
have no faith? Mat. viii.27. But the men marvelled, Markiv. 41. and they feared exceedingly, and said one to another,
What manner of man is this? Lukeviči.25. for he commandeth even the winds and the water, and
they obey him. Mat. viii.27. that even the winds and the sea obey him!
MATT. viii. part of ver. 18. 26. 18 -unto the other side 26 -and there was a great calmMARK iv. part of ver. 35. ver. 36. and part of ver. 37, 38, 39.
35 -and he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
37 And there arose-so that it was now full.
LUKE viii. part of ver. 22. 24, 25.
24 And they came to bim, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish! Then he arose, and rebuked the wind
and they ceased, and there was a calm.
33 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they, being afraid, wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this
MARK V, 1-20, LUKE viii.
26-39. Mark v. 1.
And they came over unto the other side of the sea,
into the country of the Gadarenes. Mat. viii.28. the country of the Gergesenes, Lakeviïi.26. which is over against Galilee. Mark v. 2. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately
there met him out of the tombs Lukevii.27. out of the city, à certain man Mat. viii. 28. possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, Lukeviji.27. which had devils a long time, and ware no clothes, neither
abode in any house, but Mark v. 3. who had his dwelling among the tombs ; and no man
could bind him, no, not with chains : 4. Because that he had been often bound with fetters and
chains; and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces ; neither could any man
tame him. 5. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains,
and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. Mat. viii.28. exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.
29. And behold,
And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to
do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? Mat. viji.29. art thou come hither to torment us before the time ?
70 The best interpretation that I have met with of this wonderful history of the Gadarene demoniac, and the loss of the herd of swine, is that of the celebrated Hutcbinsonian divine, Jones, of Nayland, in his sermon on the Gadarene demoniac. “In the moral application,” he remarks, “of this miracle, the sense is very plain ; for if sin is, in every man, what the devil is in a demoniac; then, it is evident the same man may be under the dominion of a legion of vices and evil passions at once." The devil was permitted to go into the herd of swine to show the power of the destroyer, and by a significant action make known to man the utter destruction of those who suffer themselves to be led captive by the spirit of evil. These unclean animals are a fit representation of the human race, in their fallen and degraded condition, and as such are often used in Scripture. See Matt. vii. 6. 2 Pet. ii. 22. Prov. xi. 22.
Archbishop Newcome justly observes, of the apparent discrepancy between St. Matthew, who mentions two demoniacs, and St. Mark and St. Luke, who mention one only, that the rule of Lo Clerc must be applied-Qui plura narrat, pauciora complectitur; qui pauciora memorat, plura non negat. One of the demoniacs was remarkable, says Dr. Farmer, for his superior fierceness. Or Mark and Luke mention only one, because one only returned to express his gratitude.
Lakevii.28. I beseech thee,
of the man. Mark v. 8. For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou un
clean spirit. Lukeviii.29. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept
bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands,
and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.) Mark v. 9. And he asked him, saying, What is thy name? And
he answered, saying, My name is Legion, for we are many. Lakeviii.30. (because many devils were entered into him.) Mark v. 10. And he besought him much, that he would not send
them away out of the country: Lukeviči.31. that he would not command them to go out into the deep. Mark v. 11. Now there was there Mat. viii.30. a good way off from them, Mark v. 11. nigh unto the mountains, a great herd of swine, feeding.
And all the devils besought him, saying, Mat. viii.31. If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of
swine. Mark v. 12. send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
13. And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And Mat. viii.32. said unto them, Go. Mark v. 13. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the
swine : and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked
in the sea. Mat. viii. 32. and perished in the waters. Mark v, 14. And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city
and in the country. Mat. viii.33. and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.
34. And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus ; Mark v. 14. And they went out to see what it was that was done.
And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devils, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed,
and in his right mind : Lukeviii.35. at the feet of Jesus, Mark v. 15. and they were afraid.
And they that saw it told them how it befel to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.
17. And Lukeviii,37.
Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gada
renes round about, besought him to depart from them; Mark v. 17, they began to pray him to dępart out of their coasts : Lukeviii.37. for they were taken with great fear. And he went up
into the ship, and returned back again. Mark v. 18.
And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him.