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and said unto them, if I be a man of God, let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And the fire of God came down from hea
ven, and consumed him and his fifty. And he sent again a captain of the third ffty with his fifty. And the third captain of fifty went up, and came and fell on his knees before
Elijah, and besought him, and said unto him, O man of God, I pray thee, let my life, and the life of these fifty thy servants, be precious in thy sight. Behold, there came fire down from heaven, and burnt up the two captains of the former fifties with their fifties: therefore let my life now be precious in thy sight, 2 Kings i. 9-14.
Στραφεὶς δὲ ἐπετίμησεν αὐτοῖς, καὶ εἶ πεν· Οὐκ οἴδατε οἷου πνεύματός ἐστε ὑμεῖς. But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, bye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
a Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God, James i. 19, 20. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace, iii. 17, 18.
b The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: Who
can know it? Jer. xvii. 6.
Ὁ γὰρ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου οὐκ ἦλθε ψυχὰς ἀνθρώπων ἀπολέσαι, ἀλλὰ σῶσαι. Καὶ ἐπορεύθησαν εἰς ἑτέραν κώμην.
For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
Εγένετο δὲ, πορευομένων αὐτῶν ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ, εἶπε τις πρὸς αὐτόν· ̓Ακολουθήσω σοι ὅπου ἂν ἀπέρχῃ, Κύριε.
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 a certain Scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow
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Εἶπε δὲ καὶ ἕτερος· ̓Ακολουθήσω σοι, Κύριε· πρῶτον δὲ ἐπίτρεψόν μοι ἀποτάξασθαι τοῖς εἰς τὸν οἶκόν μου.
And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee ; a but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.
a Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: And sent his servant at suppertime to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto
him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another
said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come, Luke xiv. 16-20.
Εἶπε δὲ πρὸς αὐτὸν ὁ Ἰησοῦς· Οὐδεὶς ἐπιβαλὼν τὴν χεῖρα αὑτοῦ ἐπ ̓ ἄροτρον, καὶ βλέπων εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω, εὔθετός ἐστιν εἰς τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ Θεοῦ.
And Jesus said unto him, a No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for b the kingdom of God.
a Remember Lot's wife. Whoso
ever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it, Luke xvii. 32, 33. And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not sted
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After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would
Ελεγεν οὖν πρὸς αὐτούς· Ὁ μὲν θεριστ μὸς πολὺς, οἱ δὲ ἐργάται ὀλίγοι· δεήθητε οὖν τοῦ Κυρίου τοῦ θερισμοῦ, ὅπως ἐκβάλλῃ ἐργάτας εἰς τὸν θερισμὸν αὐτοῦ.
a Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.
a See on Matt. ix. ver. 37, 38. VER. 3. Ὑπάγετε· ἰδοὺ, ἐγὼ ἀποστέλλω ὑμᾶς ὡς ἄρνας ἐν μέσῳ λύκων.
a Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
a See on Matt. x. ver. 16.
μηδὲ ὑποδήματα· καὶ μηδένα κατὰ τὴν
a Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: b and salute no man by the way. a See on Matt. x. ver. 9, 10.
fast with God. The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle. They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law; Psal. lxxviii. 8-10. Now the just shall live by faith but if any man draw back, my b And there was set meat before him soul shall have no pleasure in him, to eat: but he said, I will not eat unHeb. x. 38. For if after they have til I have told mine errand. And he escaped the pollutions of the world, said, Speak on, Gen. xxiv. 33. And through the knowledge of the Lord he said unto them, Hinder me not, and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are seeing the LORD hath prospered my againentangled therein and overcome, way; send me away, that I may go to the latter end is worse with them my master, 56. Then he said to Gethan the beginning. For it had been hazi, Gird up thy loins, and take my better for them not to have known the staff in thine hand, and go thy way: way of righteousness, than, after they if thou meet any man, salute him not; have known it, to turn from the holy and if any salute thee, answer him commandment delivered unto them. not again and lay my staff upon the But it is happened unto them accord-face of the child, 2 Kings iv. 29. ing to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and, The sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire, 2 Pet. ii.
b See on Matt. iii. ver. 2. clause 2.
Μετὰ δὲ ταῦτα ἀνέδειξεν ὁ Κύριος καὶ ἑτέρους ἑβδομήκοντα, καὶ ἀπέστειλεν αὐτ τοὺς ἀνὰ δύο πρὸ προσώπου αὑτοῦ, εἰς πᾶσαν πόλιν καὶ τόπον, οὗ ἔμελλεν αὐτὸς ἔρχεσθαι.
Εἰς ἣν δ ̓ ἂν οἰκίαν εἰσέρχησθε, πρῶτον λέγετε· Εἰρήνη τῷ οἴκῳ τούτῳ.
And a into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. a See on Matt. x. ver. 12.
Καὶ ἐὰν μὲν ᾗ ἐκεῖ ὁ υἱὸς εἰρήνης, ἐπαναπαύσεται ἐπ' αὐτὸν ἡ εἰρήνη ὑμῶν· εἰ δὲ μήγε, ἐφ' ὑμᾶς ἀνακάμψει.
And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, a it shall turn to you again.
a But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting, and my prayer returned into mine own bosom, Psal. xxxv. 13.
Ἐν αὐτῇ δὲ τῇ οἰκίᾳ μένετε, ἐσθίοντες καὶ πίνοντες τὰ παρ ̓ αὐτῶν· ἄξιος γὰρ ὁ ἐργάτης τοῦ μισθοῦ αὑτοῦ ἐστι. Μὴ μεταβαίνετε ἐξ οἰκίας εἰς οἰκίαν.
a And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.
a See on Matt. x. ver. 11.
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against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the ↳ kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
a See on Matt, x. ver. 14. clause 2. b See on Matt. iii. ver. 2. clause 2.
c For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off. It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hearit, and do it? Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it, Deut. xxx. 11-14. Men and brethren, children
See on Matt. x. ver. 10. clause 3. of the stock of Abraham, and whoso
Καὶ εἰς ἣν δ ̓ ἂν πόλιν εἰσέρχησθε, καὶ dixarrai iμãs, šodieTE Tà @agarideμενα ὑμῖν·
And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, aeat such things as are set before you:
a If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake, 1 Cor. x. 27.
Καὶ θεραπεύετε τοὺς ἐν αὐτῇ ἀσθενεῖς, καὶ λέγετε αὐτοῖς· Ηγγικεν ἐφ ̓ ὑμᾶς ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ Θεοῦ.
a And heal the sick that are therein,. and say unto them, b The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
a See on Matt. x. ver. 8. clause 1. See on Matt. iii. ver. 2. clause 2. VER. 10.
Εἰς ἣν δ ̓ ἂν πόλιν εἰσέρχησθε, καὶ μὴ δέχωνται ὑμᾶς, ἐξελθόντες εἰς τὰς πλα τείας αὐτῆς, εἴπατε·
But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say,
ever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent, Acts xiii. 20. Beware therefore, lest that come upon you which is spoken of in the prophets; Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you, 40, 41. Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been 'spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles, 46.
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Πλὴν Τύρῳ καὶ Σιδώνι ἀνεκτότερον ἔσται chael and his angels fought against ἐν τῇ κρίσει, ἡ ὑμῖν.
a But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you.
a See on Matt. xi. ver. 22.
Εἶπε δὲ αὐτοῖς· Ἐθεώρουν τὸν Σατανᾶν ὡς ἀστραπὴν ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ πεσόντα. And he said unto them, I beheld a Satan b
as lightning fall from heaven.
a See on Matt. iv. ver. 1. clause 4.
b Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out, John xii. 31. Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged, xvi. 11. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil, Heb. ii. 14. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil, 1 John iii. 8. And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth; and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit, Rev. ix. 1.
the dragon; and the dragon fought neither was their place found any and his angels, And prevailed not; more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony: and they loved not their lives unto the death, xii. 7-11. And he laid hold on the draDevil, and Satan, and bound him a gon, that old serpent, which is the thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season, xx. 2, 3.
Ιδού, δίδωμι ὑμῖν τὴν ἐξουσίαν τοῦ πατεῖν ἐπάνω ὄψεων καὶ σκορπίων, καὶ ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν δύναμιν τοῦ ἐχθροῦ· καὶ οὐδὲν ὑμᾶς οὐ μὴ ἀδικήσει.
a Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: band nothing shall by any means hurt you.
aThou shalt tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name, Psal. xci. 13, 14. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den, Isa. xi. 8. They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them, Mark xvi. 18. And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a vi
per out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live. And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm. Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god, Acts xxviii. 3-6. bBut there shall not an hair of your head perish, Luke xxi. 18. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors, through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord, Rom. viii. 31–39. Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me, Heb. xiii. 5, 6.
Πλὴν ἐν τούτῳ μὴ χαίρετε, ὅτι τὰ πνεύματα ὑμῖν ὑποτάσσεται χαίρετε δὲ μᾶλλον, ὅτι τὰ ὀνόματα ὑμῶν ἐγράφη ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς.
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a Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied a Many will say to me in that day, in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity, Matt. vii. 22, 23. Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the mysteries, and all knowledge; and gift of prophecy, and understand all though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing, 1 Cor. xiii. 1, 2.
b And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: delivered, every one that shall be and at that time thy people shall be found written in the book, Dan. xii. 1. And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the Gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellow-labourers whose names are in the book of life, Phil. iv. 3. To the first-born, which are written in heageneral assembly and church of the ven, Heb. xii. 23. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot but I will confess his name before my out his name out of the book of life, Father, and before his angels, Rev. iii. 5. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world, xiii. 8. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works, xx. 12. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh