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MATT. VI. 6, 7. But thou, when thou prayest, a enter | prayed; and turning him to the body into thy closet, and, when thou hast shut said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened thy door, pray to b thy Father which is her eyes : and when she saw Peter, in secret ; and thy Father which c seeth she sat up, Acts ix. 40. On the more in secret d shall reward thee openly. row, as they went on their journey,

and drew nigh unto the city, Peter a And when he had sent the multi- went up upon the house-top to pray tudes away, he went up into a moun- about the sixth hour, x. 9. And Cortain apart to pray: and when the nelius said, Four days ago I was fastevening was come, he was there alone, ing until this hour, and at the ninth Matt. xiv. 23. Then cometh Jesus hour I prayed in my house ; and, bewith them unto a place called Geth- hold, a man stood before me in bright semane,

and saith unto the disciples, clothing, 30. Sit ye here, while I go and pray yon b Jesus saith unto her, Touch me der. And he took with him Peter not; for I am not yet ascended to my and the two sons of Zebedee, and be- Father: but go to my brethren, and gan to be sorrowful and very heavy say unto them, I ascend unto my FaThen saith he unto them, My soul is ther, and your Father; and to my exceeding sorrowful, even unto death : God, and your God, John xx. 17. For tarry ye here, and watch with me.

have not received the spirit of bonAnd he went a little farther, and fell dage again to fear, but ye have reon his face, and prayed, saying, O my ceived the Spirit of adoption, whereby Father, if it be possible, let this cup we cry, Abba, Father, Rom. viii. 15. pass from me; nevertheless not as I For this cause I bow my knees unto will, but as thou wilt, xxvi. 36–39. the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, And Jacob was left alone; and there Eph. iii. 14. See also on third clause, wrestled a man with him until the

ver. 16. chap. v. breaking of the day. And when he

See parallels on clause 2, ver. 4. saw that he prevailed not against him,

See parallels on last clause, ver. 4. he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was

VER. 7. out of joint, as he wrestled with him.

Προσευχόμενοι δε μη βαττολογήσητε, , And he said, Let me go, for the day | δώσπερ οι εθνικοί· δοκούσι γαρ ότι εν τη ποbreaketh. And he said, I will not let aurogia aitāv sloanovo Ohcortas. thee go, except thou bless me. And he said unto him, What is thy name?

But when ye pray, a use not vain reAnd he said, Jacob. And he said, petitions, as the heathen do: for they Thy name shall be called no more

think that they shall be heard for their Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast

much speaking thou power with God and with men, a And they took the bullock which and hast prevailed. And Jacob asked was given them, and they dressed it, him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, and called on the name of Baal from thy name. And he said, Wherefore morning even until noon, saying, O is it that thou dost ask after my name? Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, and he blessed him there, Gen. xxxii. nor any that answered. And they 24—29. He went in therefore, and leaped upon the altar which was made. shut the door upon them twain, and And it came to pass at noon, that prayed unto the LORD, 2 Kings iv. Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry 33. Come, my people, enter thou into aloud : for he is a god; either he is thy chambers, and shut thy doors talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in about thee: hide thyself as it were for a journey; or peradventure he sleepa little moment, until the indignation eth, and must be awaked. And they be overpast, Isa. xxvi. 20. Nathanael cried aloud, and cut themselves after saith unto him, Whence knowest thou their manner with knives and lancets, me? Jesus answered and said unto till the blood gushed out upon them. him, Before that Philip called thee, And it came to pass when mid-day when thou wast under the fig-tree, I was past, and they prophesied until: saw thee? John i. 48. But Peter put the time of the offering of the evening them all forth, and kneeled down, and sacrifice, that there was neither voice,

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nor any to answer, nor any that re tions of the world seek after: and your garded, 1 Kings xviii. 26-29. Be Father knoweth that ye have need not rash with thy mouth, and let not of these things, Luke xii. 30. Be carea thine heart be hasty to utter any thing ful for nothing; but in every thing by before God : for God is in heaven, prayer and supplication with thanksand thou upon earth: therefore let giving let your requests be made thy words be few. For a dream com known unto God, Phil. iv. 6. eth through the multitude of business ;

VER. 9. and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words. For in the multitude mpãr o tv toñs ougavors, årsastáto tà

Ούτως ούν προσεύχεσθε υμείς. Πάτες of dreams and many words there are alsodivers vanities: but fear thou God,

όνομά σου Eccles. v. 2, 3.7. But when they knew

After a this manner therefore pray ye: that he was a Jew, all with one voice, 5 Our Father c which art in heaven, about the space of two hours, cried out,

d Hallowed be thy name. Great is Diana of the Ephesians, Acts a And it came to pass, that, as he rii. 34.

was praying in a certain place, when O my God, incline thine ear, and he ceased, one of his disciples said hear; open thine eyes, and behold our unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as desolations, and the city which is call- John also taught his disciples. And ed by thy name: for we do not pro- he said unto them, When ye pray, sent our supplications before thee for say, Our Father which art in heaven, our righteousnesses, but for thy great Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom mercies. O Lord, hear; O Lord, for come. Thy will be done, as in hea, give; O Lord, hearken and do; defer ven, so in earth, Luke xi. 1, 2. not, for thine own sake, O my God : bSee parallels on third clause, ver. for thy city and thy people are called 16. chap. v. by thy name, Dan. ix. 18, 19. And < See parallels on last clause ver. he went a little farther, and fell on v. his face, and prayed, saying, O my

d Then Moses said unto Aaron, Father, if it be possible, let this cup This is it that the LORD spake, saypass from me: nevertheless not as ing, I will be sanctified in them that I will, but as thou wilt. He went come nigh me, and before all the away again the second time, and people I will be glorified. And Aaron prayed, saying, O my Father, if this held his peace, Lev. x. 3. And let cup may not pass away from me, ex- thy name be magnified for ever, saycept I drink it, tay will be done. And ing, The LORD of hosts is the God he left them, and went away again, over Israel : and let the house of thy and prayed the third time, saying the servant David be established before same words, Matt. xxvi. 39. 42. 44. thee, 2 Sam. vii. 26. Hear thou in VER. 8.

heaven thy dwelling place, and do Mà oív duosmente avtołga oide gde • according to all that the stranger πατήρ υμών ών χρείαν έχετε, προ του υμάς | the earth may know thy name, to

çalleth to thee for: that all people of αιτήσαι αυτόν.

fear thee, as do thy people Israel ; Be not ye therefore like unto them: and that they may know that this for a your Father knoweth what things house, which have builded, is called ye have need of, before ye ask him.

by thy name, 1 Kings viii. 43, And a Lorn,all my desire is before thee; what one nation in the earth is like and

my groaning is not hid from thee, thy people Israel, whom God went Psal. xxxviii. 9. And hide not thy to redeem to be his own people, to face from thy servant; for I am in make thee a name of greatness and trouble: hear me speedily. Draw nigh terribleness, by driving out nations unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver from þefore thy people, whom thou me because of mine enemies. Thou hast redeemed out of Egypt? 1 Chr. hast known my reproach, and my xvii. 21. Then the Levites, Jeshua, shame, and my dishonour: mine ad- and Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabņiah, versaries are aïl before thee, lxix. 17 Sherebiah, Hodijah, Shebaniah, and --19. For all tbese things do the na- Pethahiah, said, "Stand up and bless


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A. D. 31. the LORD your God for ever and ever; a corrupt thing: for I am a great And blessed be thy glorious name, King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my which is exalted above all blessing name is dreadful among the heathen, and praise, Neh. ix. 5. Blessed be 14. Glory to God in the highest, the LORD God, the God of Israel, and on earth peace, good-will toward who only doeth wondrous things. men, Luke ii. 14. And he said unto And blessed be his glorious name for them, When ye pray, say, Our Father ever: and let the whole earth be which art in heaven, Hallowed be filled with his glory; Amen, and thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy Amen, Ps. Ixxii. 18, 19. Bless the will be done, as in heaven, so in Lord, ye his angels, that excel in earth, xi. 2. Who only hath immorstrength, that do his commandments, tality, dwelling in the light which no hearkening unto the voice of his word. man can approach unto; whom no Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; man hath seen, nor can see: to whom ye ministers of his, that do his plea- be honour and power everlasting.

Bless the LORD, all his works Amen. 1 Tim. vi. 16. Thou art in all places of his dominion : bless worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and the LORD, O my soul, ciii. 20—22. honour and power : for thou hast Blessed be the name of the LORD created all things, and for thy pleafrom this time forth and for evermore. sure they are and were created, Rev. From the rising of the sun unto the iv. 11. Saying with a loud voice, going down of the same the Lord's Worthy is the Lamb that was slain name is to be praised, cxiü. 2, 3. to receive power, and riches, and And one cried unto another, and said, wisdom, and strength, and honour, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: and glory, and blessing. And every the whole earth is full of his glory, creature which is in heaven, and on Isa. vi. 3. Now therefore, O LORD the earth, and under the earth, and our God, save us from his hand, that such as are in the sea, and all that all the kingdoms of the earth may are in them, heard I, saying, Blessknow that thou art the LORD, even ing, and honour, and glory, and thou only, xxxvii. 20. And I will power, be unto him that sitteth upon sanctify my great name, 'which was the throne, and unto the Lamb for profaned among the heathen, which ever and ever. And the four beasts ye have profaned in the midst of said, Amen. And the four and twenty them; and the heathen shall know elders fell down and worshipped him that I am the LORD, saith the Lord that liveth for ever and ever, v. 12-14. God, when I shall be sanctified in

VER. 10. you before their eyes, Ez. Xxxvi. 23.

'Ελθέτω η βασιλεία σου. γενηθήτω το Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known déamus cou, aç év cúpavỏ, xai (ti vñs ynz. in the eyes of many nations, and they

a Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be shall know that I am the LORD, xxxviii. done in earth, as it is in heaven. 23. For the earth shall be filled with a And saying, Repent ye; for the the knowledge of the glory of the kingdom of heaven is at hand, Matt. LORD, as the waters cover the sea, iii. 2. From that time Jesus began Hab. ii. 14. And the LORD shall be to preach, and to say, Repent; for King over all the earth : in that day the kingdom of heaven is at hand, shall there be one LORD, and his iv. 17. Verily I say unto you, There name One, Zech. xiv. 9. For from be some standing here, which shall the rising of the sun even unto the not taste of death, till they see the going down of the same my name Son of man coming in his kingdom, shall be great among the Gentiles; and xvi. 28. Yet have I set my King in every place incense shall be offered upon my holy hill of Zion. I will unto my name,

and a pure offering : declare the decree : the LORD bath for my name shall be great among the said unto me, Thou art my Son; this heathen, saith the Lord of hosts, Mal. day have I begotten thee. Ask of i. 11. But cursed be the deceiver, me, and I shall give thee the heathen which hath in his flock a male, and for thine inheritance, and the uttertoweth, and sacrificeth unto the LORD I'most parts of the earth for thy pos


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session, Thou shalt break them ! be destroyed. And the kingdom and
with a rod of iron ; thou shalt dash dominion, and the greatness of the
them in pieces like a potter's vessel. kingdom under the whole heaven,
Be wise now therefore, Oye kings : be shall be given to the people of the
instructed, ye judges of the earth. saints of the Most High, whose
Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest and all dominions shall serve and
he be angry, and ye perish from the obey him, vii. 13, 14. 27. Rejoice
way, when his wrath is kindled but a greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout,
little. Blessed are all they that put daughter of Jerusalem : Behold,
their trust in them, Ps. ii. 6–12. | thy king cometh unto thee : he is just,
And it shall come to pass in the last 1 and having salvation ; lowly, and
days, that the mountain of the Lord's riding upon an ass, and upon a colt
house shall be established in the top the foal of an ass, Zech. ix. 9. Blessed
of the mountains, and shall be exalted | be the kingdom of our father David,
above the hills; and all nations shall that cometh in the name of the Lord :
flow unto it. And many people shall Hosanna in the highest, Mark xi. 10.
go and say, Come ye, and let us go | And as they heard these things, he
up to the mountain of the Lord, to added and spake a parable, because
the house of the God of Jacob; and he was nigh to Jerusalem, and be-
he will teach us of his ways, and we cause they thought that the kingdom
will walk in his paths : for out of of God should immediately appear,
Zion shall go forth the law, and the Luke xix. 11. Saying, Blessed be the
word of the LORD from Jerusalem. King that cometh in the name of
And he shall judge among the nations, the LORD: peace in heaven, and
and shall rebuke many people: and glory in the highest, 38. Who hath
they shall beat their swords into delivered us from the power of dark-
plowshares, and their spears into ness, and hath translated us into the
pruninghooks: nation shall not lift kingdom of his dear Son, Col. i. 13.
up'sword against nation, neither shall And the seventh angel sounded; and
they learn war any more, Isa. ii. 2 there were great voices in heaven,
4. Behold, the days come, saith the saying, The kingdoms of this world
LORD, that I will raise unto David' a are become the kingdoms of our Lord,
righteous Branch, and a King shall and of his Christ; and he shall reign
reign and prosper, and shall execute for ever and ever, Rev. xi. 15. And
judgment and justice in the earth. I heard a loud voice saying in heaven,
In his days Judah shall be saved, and Now is come salvation, and strength,
Israel shall dwell safely: and this is and the kingdom of our God, and
his name whereby he shall be called, the power of his Christ: for the ac-
THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUS- cuser of our brethren is cast down,
NESS, Jer. xxiii. 5, 6. And in the which accused them before our God
days of these kings shall the God of day and night, xii. 10. And I heard
heaven set up a kingdom, which shall as it were the voice of a great multi-
never be destroyed : and the king-tude, and as the voice of many waters,
dom shall not be left to other people, and as the voice of mighty thunder.
but it shall break in pieces and con- ings, saying, Alleluia : for the Lord
sume all these kingdoms, and it shall God omnipotent reigneth, xix. 6.
stand for ever, Dan. ii. 44. I saw And I saw thrones, and they sat upon
in the night-visions, and, behold, one them, and judgment was given unto
like the Son of man came with the them: and I saw the souls of them
clouds of heaven, and came to the that were beheaded for the witness
Ancient of days, and they brought of Jesus, and for the word of God,
him near before him. And there and which had not worshipped the
was given him dominion, and glory, beast, neither his image, neither had
and a kingdom, that all people, na- received his mark upon their fore-
tions, and languages, should serve heads, or in their hands; and they
him: his dominion is an everlasting lived and reigned with Christ a thou-
dominion, which shall not pass away, sand years, xx. 4.
and his kingdom that which shall not b Not every one that saith unto me,

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A.D. 31. Lord, Lord, shall enter into the king- | 3. In every thing give thanks : for dom of heaven; but he that doeth the this is the will of God in Christ Jesus will of my Father which is in heaven, concerning you, v. 18. Then said I, Matt. vii. 21. For whosoever shall Lo, I come in the volume of the book do the will of my Father which is in it is written of me), to do thy will, O heaven, the same is my brother, and God, Heb. x. 7. For ye have need sister, and mother, xii. 50. He went of patience, that, after ye have done away again the second time, and the will of God, ye might receive prayed, saying, O my Father, if this the promise, 36. Make you per: cup may not pass away from me, ex fect in every good work to do his will, cept I drink it, thy will be done, working in you that which is wellxxvi. 42. I delight to do thy will, o pleasing in his sight, through Jesus my God: yea thy law is within my Christ; to whom be glory for ever and heart, Ps. xl. 8. For whosoever shail ever. Amen, xiii. 21. For so is the. do the will of God, the same is my will of God, that with well-doing ye brother, and my sister, and mother, may put to silence the ignorance of Mark iii. 35. Jesus saith unto them, foolish men, 1 Pet. ii. 15. That he My meat is to do the will of him that no longer should live the rest of his

and to finish his work, John time in the flesh to the lusts of men, iv. 34. And this is the Father's will but to the will of God, iv. 2. which hath sent me, that of all which c Thou, even thou, art LORD alone ; he hath given me I should lose nothing, thou hast made heaven, the heaven but should raise it up again at the last of heavens, with all their host, the day. And this is the will of Him that earth, and all things that are therein, sent me. That every one which seeth the seas, and all that is therein, and the Son, and believeth on him, may thou preservest them all; and the have everlasting life: and I will raise host of heaven worshippeth thee, him up at the last day, vi. 39, 40. Neh. ix. 6. The Lord hath prepared If any man will do his will, he shall his throne in the heavens; and his know of the doctrine, whether it be kingdom ruleth over all. Bless the of God, or whether I speak of myself, LORD, ye his angels, that excel in vii. 17. And when he had removed strength, that do his commandments, him, he raised up unto them David hearkening unto the voice of his word. to be their king; to whom also he Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; gave testimony, and said, I have ye ministers of his, that do his pleafound David the son of Jesse, a man sure, Psal. ciii. 19-21. And all the after mine own heart, which shall fulfil inhabitants of the earth are reputed all my will, Acts xiii. 22. And he as nothing: and he doeth according to said, The God of our fathers hath his will in the army of heaven, and chosen thee, that thou shouldest know among the inhabitants of the earth ; his will, and see that Just One, and and none can stay his hand, or say shouldest hear the voice of his mouth, unto him, What doest thou? Dan. iv. xxii. 14. And be not conformed to 35. Are they not all ministering spithis world : but be ye transformed by rits, sent forth to minister for them the renewing of your mind, that ye who shall be heirs of salvation? Heb. may prove what is that good, and ac- i. 14. ceptable, and perfect, will of God,

VER. 11. Rom. xii. 2. Not with eye-service, as men-pleasers; but as the servants

Τον άρτον ημών τον επιούσιον δος ημίν of Christ, doing the will of God from

σήμερον. . the heart, Eph. vi. 6. For this cause

Give a us this day our daily bread. we also, since the day we heard it, a But he answered and said, it is do not cease to pray for you, and to written, Man shall not live by bread desire that ye might be filled with alone, but by every word that prothe knowledge of his will in all wis- ceedeth out of the mouth of God, dom and spiritual understanding, Col. Matt.iv. 4. This is the thing which i. 9. For this is the will of God, even the LORD hath commanded, Gather your sanctification, that ye should of it every man according to his eatabstain from fornication, 1 Thess. iv. I ing, an omer for every man, according

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