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of Money, that take, and 4. For he is the Minister of God give unto them for me and to thee for good. But if thou do

that which is Evil, be afraid; for thee.

he beareth not the Sword in vain :

for he is the MINISTER of God, a Revenger to execute Wrath upon him thac doth Evil.

6. For, for this Cause pay you TRIBUTE also: for they are God's Ministers, attending continually upon this very Thing.

i Tim. ii. 1. I exhort therefore, that first of all, Supplications, Prayers, Intercessions, and giving of Thanks, be made for all Men:

2. For Kings, and for all that are in Authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable Life, in all Godliness and Honesty.

Titius iii. 1. Put them in mind to be subject to Principalities and Powers, to obey MagistRATES, to be ready to every good Work.

1 Pet. ii. 13. Submit your felves to every Ordinance of Man, for the Lord's fake: whether it be to the King as supreme ;

14. Or unto GOVERNOURS, as unto them that are sent by him, for the Punishment of EVIL-DOERS, and for the Praise of them that do well.

Our Saviour's Discourse to Martha, of the

one Thing needful.

Luke NOW

ix. 24:

W it came to
N pass, as they went, run all, but one RECEIVETI the

K , x. 38.

which run in a RACE, that he entred into a certain Prize? so run, that ye may obVillage : and a certain Wo- tain. man named Martha receiv

25. And every Man that striv

Eth for the Mastery, is temperate ed him into her House.

in all things: Now they do it to 39. And she had a Sifter obtain a corruptible Crown, but called Mary, which also fat we an incorruptible.

26. I therefore so run, not as linat Jesus Feet, and heard his certainly: lo fight 1, not as one thac Word,

beareth the Air: 40. But Martha was cum

27. But I keep under my BODY, bred about much serving,

and bring it into SUBJECTION.

Phil. iv. 6. Be CAREFUL for nop and came to him, and said, thing : but in everything by Prayer, Lord, doft thou not care that and Supplication, with Thanksgivmy Sister hath left me to known unto Gov.

ing, let your Requests be made ferve alone? Bid her there

2 Tim. ii. 4. No Man that warfore that she help me.

reth INTANGLETH himself with

the Affairs of this Lite ; that he 41. And Jesus answered

may please him who hath chosen and said unto her, Martha, him to be a Soldier. Martha, thou art careful and 15. Study to shew thy self aptroubled about many Things: proved unto Gon,

Tituus iii. 8. This is a faithful Say.

LI 2

42. But



42. But One Thing is ing, and these Things I will that NEEDFUL. And Mary hath which have believed in God, might

thou affirm constantly, that they chosen that GOOD PART, be CAREFUL to maintain GOOD which shall not be taken WORKS : these Things are good

and profitable unto Men.

1 Pet. v. 7. CASTING all your Care upon him, for he careth for you.

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Mary anoints CHRIST. The Disciples murmur at her.

Our Saviour tells them, it was in order to his Burial; and foretels his Death and Resurrection.


Matt. xxvi. 6. Mark xiv. 3. John xii. 1.
HEN Jesus, fix Days before the Passover, came

to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been
dead, whom he raised from the Dead. There they made
him a Supper, and Martha served: but Lazarus was one
of them that fat at the Table with him. [M.] Now
when Jesus was in Bethany, [Mr.] in the House of si-
mon the Leper, as he sat at Meat there came a Woman,
[7.] Mary, [Mr.) having
an Alabaster Box. [7.] Then () Cant. viii. 6. Set me as a
(a) she took a Pound [M.]

Seal upon thine Heart, as a Seal

upon thine Arm : for Love is of very precious Ointment strong as Dcath, Jealousy is cruel [7.] of Spikenard, very cost- as the Grave : the Coals thereof are ly, [M.]came unto him, [7.] Coals of Fire, which hath a muit and anointed the feet of Fe

7. Many Waters cannot quench fus, and wiped his Feet with Love, neither can the Floods her Hair ; [Mr.] and he drown it: If a Man would give all brake the Box, and poured Love, it would utterly be con

the Substance of his House for
it on his Head, [M.] as he temned.
sat at Meat: (1.) and the

See pag. 214. and the References
House was filled with the thereto.
Odour of the Ointment.
Then faith one of his Disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's
Son, which should betray him, Why was not this Qini-



ment fold for three hundred Pence, and given to the Poor? [M.] But when his Disciples saw it, they had Indignation [Mr.] within themselves, and faid, Why was this Waste of the Ointment made ? [M] For this Ointment might have been fold for much, EMr.] for more than three hundred Pence, and have been given to the Poor : and they murmured against her. [7.] This he (Judas) faid, not that he cared for the Poor, but because he was a Thief, and had the Bag, and bare what was put therein. [M.] When Jesus understood it, (7.) then said Jesus, Let her alone; [M.] and he said unto them, Why trouble ye

the Woman? [Mr.] Let her alone, (M.) for she hath wrought a good Work upon me. For ye have the Poor always with you, [Mr.) and whenfoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. She hath done what she could ; [M.] for in that she poured this Ointment on my Body, she did it for my Burial; [7.] against the Day of my Burying hath she kept this ; ( Mr.] she is come aforehand, to anoint my Body to the Burying. Verily ! say unto you, Wheresoever this Gospel shall be preached throughout the whole World, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of, for a Memorial of her. (F.) Much People of the Jews therefore knew that he was there : and they came not for Jesus fake only, but that they might fee Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the Dead. But the Chief Priests consulted, that they might put Lazarus also to Death: because that by reason of him, many of the Jews went away, and BELIEVED on Fesus.

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OR we have not fol. ND it came to 2 Pet.

i. 16.

F% pass about an eight Fables, when we made known unto

lowed cunningly devised Days after, he took Peter, you the Power and COMING of and John, and James, and our Lord Jesus Christ, but were

Eye-witnesses of his MAJESTY. went up into a Mountain to

17. For he received from God PRAY.

the Father HONOUR and GLORY, 29. And as he prayed, the when there came such a Voice to Fashion


Fashion of his Countenance

him from the excellent GLORY, was altered, and his Raiment i am well pleased.

This is my BELOVED Son,in whom was white and gliftring. 18. And this Voice which came

30. And behold, there talk- from Heaven, we heard, when we ed with him two Men, which were with him in the holy Mount.

Ifai. ix. 6. For unto us a Child were Mofes and Elias.

is born, unto us a Son is given, and 31. Who appeared in Glo- the Government shall be upon his

Shoulder : and his Name shall be ry, and spake of his Decease called , Wonderful , Counsellor , which he should accomplish The Mighty God, The Everlasting at Jerusalem.

Facher, The Prince of Peace. 32. But Peter, and they ment and Peace, there shall be no

7. Of the Increase of his Govern. that were with him, were End, upon the 'Throne of David heavy with Sleep: and when and upon his Kingdom, to order it, they were awake, they saw and to establish it, with Judgment

and with Justice, from benceforth his Glory, and the two Men even for ever. that stood with him.

Zech. xiv. 7. But it shall be one 33. And it came to pass as Lord, not Day, nor Night: but it

Day which shall be known to the they departed from him, Pe- shall come to pass that at Even time ter said unto Jesus, Master, it shall be light. it is good for us to be here ; over all the Earth : In that Day

9. And the LORD shall be KING and let us make three Ta- hall there be ONE LORD, and his bernacles, one for thee, and NAME ONE. one for Moses, and one for 2 Cor. iii. 7. But if the MinistraElias: not knowing what he in Stones, was Glorious, so that

tion of Death written and engraven said.

the Children of Ifrael could not 34. While he thus fpake, stedfaltly behold the Face of Moses, there came a Cloud, and over- which GLORY was to be DoNE

for the GLORY of his Countenance, shadowed them : and they AWAY; feared as they entred into the 8. How shall not the Ministra. Cloud.

tion of the Spirit be rather GLO

RIOUS ? 35. And there came a Voice 9. For if the Ministration of out of the Cloud, saying, CONDEMNATION be Glory, much This is my BELOVED SON, teousness Exceed in Glory:

more doth the Ministration of RighHEAR him.

10. For even that which was

made glorious, had no Glory in this Matt. xvii.7. Mark ix. 8. respect, by reason of the GLORY

that excelleth. Luke ix. 36.

II. For if that which is done

away was glorious, much more that [M.) And when the Dif- which remaineth is GLORIOUS. ciples heard it, they fell on Chap. iv. 6. For Gon who comtheir Faces, and were sore a- Darkness, hath shined in our

manded the Light to shine out of fraid. [L] And when the Hearts, to give the Light of the Voice was past, Jesus was Knowledge of the GLORY of God, found alone. ^ [M.] And Je.

in the face of Jesus Christ.

Col. i. 12. Giving Thanks nato jus


Sus came and touched them, the Father, which hath made us and said, Arise, and be not

meet to be partakers of the Inheri

tance of the Saints in Light. afraid. And when they had 13. Who hath delivered us from lift up their Eyes ; (Mr.] the Power of DARKNESS, and hath and suddenly when they had translated us into the KINGDOM of looked round about, they saw 14. In whom we have Redempno Man any more, save fe- tion through his Blood, even the fus only with themselves. Forgiveneis of Sins.

15. Who is the IMAGE of the (M.) And as they came

INVISIBLE God, the First-born of down from the Mountain, Je- every Creature: fus charged them (Mr.) that 16. For by him were all Things they should tell no Man what that are in Earth, visible and inviti

CREATED, that are in Heaven, and Things they had seen, till the ble, whether they be Thrones, or Son of Man were risen from Dominions, or Principalities, or

Powers : ALL THINGS were creatthe DEAD; (M.) saying, ed by him, and for him. Tell the VISION to no Man, 1. And he is before all Things, until the Son of Man be and by him alL THINGS CONSIST. RISEN again from the DEAD. troversy, great is the Mystery of

i Tim. iii. 16. And without Con[L.] And they kept it close, GODLINESS : Gop was manifest (nir.) and they kept that in the FLESH, jultified in the SpiSaying with themselves, quef- Rit, feen of ANGELS, preached

unto the Gentiles, believed on in tioning one with another, the World, received up into Glory. what the RISING from the Chap. vi. 13. I give thee charge DEAD Kould mean, [L.] in the sight of God, who quickand told no Man in those fefius, who before Pontius Pilate

neth all Things, and before Christ Days any of those Things witnessed a good Confellion ; which they had seen. [M.]

14. That thou keep this ComAnd his Dísciples asked him, able, until the Appearing of our

mandment without Spot, unrebukesaying, Why then say the Lord Jesus Chrift Scribes that Elias must first 15. Which in his Times he shall come? And Jefus answered thew, who is the blessed and

ONLY POTENTATE, the King of and said unto them, Elias Kings, and Lord of Lords ; truly shall first come ; [Mr.] 16. Who only hath IMMORTALIElias verily cometh first, my, dwelling in the Light, which

no Man can approach unto, whom [M.] and shall restore all no Man hath lecn, nor can see : to Things; [Mr.] and how it whom be Honour and Power is written of the Son of MAN everlasting. Anen.

Heb. i. 1. Gon, who at sundry that he must suFFER many Times, and in divers Manners, fpake Things, and be set at nought, in time paft unto the Fathers by the [M.] But I say unto you,

Prophets, that Elias is come already, unto us by his Son, whom he hath

2. Iłath in these last Days spoken and they knew him not, but appointed'Heir of All Things, by have done unto him whatfo- whom. also he made the Worlds. ever they lifted, [Mr.) as it is of his GLORY, on the express

3. Who being the BRIGHITNESS writ


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