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6. “ earth. In his days Judah (2) brother, saith unto him, “ There 9.

« shall be saved, and Israel shall " is a lad here, which hath five “ dwell safely; and this is his “ barley-loaves and two small “ name whereby he shall be - fishes: but what are they

“ called, THE LORD OUR “ among so many ?” And Jesus 10. 7. « RIGHTEOUSNESS. There- said, “ Make the men sit down."

“ fore, behold, the days come,' Now there was much grass in the saith the Lord, “ that they shall place. So the men sat down, in “ no more say,“ The Lord liveth, number about five thousand. And II. “ which brought up the children Jesus took the loaves : and when

“ of Israel out of the land of he had given thanks, he distri8.

Egypt;" but (a), “ The Lord buted to the disciples, and the dis“ liveth, which brought up, and ciples to them that were set down;

which led, the seed of the and likewise of the fishes as much house of Israel out of the north as they would. When they were 12.

country, and from all countries filled, he said unto his disciples, 6 whither I had driven them; “ Gather up the fragments that " and they shall dwell in their “ remain, that nothing be lost.” own land.”

Therefore they gathered them to. 13.

gether, and filled twelve baskets The Gospel. John vi. 5. (6) with the fragments of the five Wuen Jesus then lifted up his barley loaves, which remained eyes, and saw a great company

over and above unto them that come unto him, he saith unto

had eaten.

Then those men, 14. Philip, “ Whence shall we buy when they had seen the miracle

“ bread that these may eat?" that Jesus did, said, “ This is of a 6. And this he said to prove him : “ truth that Prophet that should

for he himself knew what he come into the world.” 7. would do. Philip answered him, “ Two hundred pennyworth of

If there be any more Sundays before Advent

Sunday, the Service of some of those Sundays “ bread is not sufficient for them, that were omitted after the Epiphany shall be

taken in, to supply so many as are here wanting. " that every one of them may And if there be fewer, the overplus may be 8. “ take a little." One of his dis- omitted : Provided that this last Collect, Epistle,

and Gospel, shall always be used upon the Sunciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's

day nert before Advent.

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“ end, upon the throne of David, and

upon his kingdom, to order it and to " establish it, with judgment and with justice, from henceforth even for ever.'' In Is. xi. 1 to 5. where it is said, that “ there shall come forth a rod out of the “ stem of Jesse” (David's father)," and “ a branch shall grow out of his roots ;" it is stated of him, that “ with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and re

prove with equity for the meek of the “ earth; and righteousness shall be the “ girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the

girdle of his reins.”

(2) “ Judah," and "Israel," &c. This either refers to some period not yet ar

rived, or by “ Judah” and “ Israel” are meant “ the real Christians ;'' the Judah and Israel “ of the Lord.”

(a) “ But” &c. The deliverance re- v.8. ferred to shall so far surpass the deliverance from Egypt, that whereas the deliverance from Egypt has hitherto been looked up to as the great instance of God's interposition; the second deliverance shall so completely eclipse it, as to be the only deliverance ever again named. It shall overwhelm by its superiority all remembrance of the former.

(6) This Gospel has already been commented upon, ante 89.


thou shalt be saved. For with 10. Saint Andrew's Day.

the heart man believeth unto The Colle&t.

righteousness; and with the mouth Almighty God, who didst give confession is made unto salvation. such grace unto thy holy Apostle

For the Scripture(d) saith,“Who. 11. Saint Andrew, that he readily « foever believeth on him shall obeyed the calling of thy Son not be ashamed.” For there 12. Jesus Christ, and followed him

is no difference (e) between the without delay; Grant unto us Jew and the Greek (f): for the all, that we being called by thy same Lord over all is rich unto holy Word, may forthwith give all that call upon him. For 13. up ourselves obediently to fulfil “ whosoever (8) shall call upon thy holy Commandments, through " the name of the Lord shall be the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

saved.” How then (b) shall 14. Amen.

they call on him in whom they

have not believed? and how shall The Epistle. Rom. x. 9. they believe in him of whom they If thou shalt confess (c) with thy have not heard? and how shall mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt they hear without a preacher ? believe in thine heart that God and how shall they preach, ex. 15. hath raised him from the dead, cept they be sent ? as it is writ

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(c) “ Confess,"' &c. Making inward convi&tion and open profession the two requisites: our Saviour put the necessity of a bold undaunted avowal of our faith in a strong light, Matt. x. 32. 33. " Whosoever shall confess me before “ men, him will I confess also before my “ Father which is in Heaven : but who.

soever shall deny me before men, him “ will I also deny before my Father “ which is in Heaven." If such stress was then laid upon it when the avowal of Christianity exposed its professors to persecution and great temporal disadvantages, is it not equally incumbent upon every one now boldly and fearlessly to acknowledge his faith wherever it can be of service to religion, and to stand for. ward as one of its champions whenever it is assailed?

(d).“ The scripture," i.e. Is. xxviii. 16. The passage there refers clearly to the Messiah. " Behold, I lay in Sion for “ a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a “ precious corner stone, a sure founda“ tion : be that believeth shall not make haste," i. e. shall have no occasion to fly, &c. Bp Lowth translates it, “he “' that trusteth in him shall not be con“ founded.”

(c) “ No difference," &c. This is to

justify the use of the general word in the preceding verse, “whosoever."

(f) “The Jew and the Greek.” So ... Gal. ii. 28. “ There is neither Jew por “ Greek, there is neither bood nor free, “ there is neither male nor female, for ye " are all one in Christ Jesus ;” and to the same purpose is Col. iii. ii. Christianity knows no distinction of country, station, or sex In the language of the Te Deum, Christ “ hath opened the “ kingdom of Heaven to all believers."

(8) “ Whosoever,” &c. This is a 0.13, quotation from Joel ii. 32. The prophet had just stated in the name of the Lord, “ the sun shall be turned into darkness, " and the moon into blood, before the “ great and the terrible day of the Lord," (probably alluding to the time of the de. struction of Jerusalem), and then be adds, " and it shall come to pass

, that “ whosoever shall call on the name of the “ Lord shall be delivered." This pas. sage was probably referred to on account of the general word “ whosoever."

(1) * How then," i.e. “ but how." pl This to the end of verse 15. seems put as an objection on the part of the Jews, to give the opportunity of answering it; and from verse 16. inclusive, to the end of the chapter, is the answer.



ten (i), « How. beautiful are the day long. i have stretched

But to Israel he saith, 21. “ feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring

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hands unto a disobe" glad tidings of good things ! 4 dient and gainsaying people.” 16. But (k) they have not all obeyed the Gospel. For Esaias saith (1),

The Gospel. Matt. iv. 18. « Lord, who hath believed our Jesus, walking by the sea of 17. “ report?". So then (m) faith Galilee (r), saw two brethren,

cometh by' hearing, and hearing Simon called Peter, and Andrew 18. by the word of God. But I say, his brother, casting (s),a net into

Have they not heard (n)?.. Yes, the sea : for they were fishers (t). verily (o), their sound went And he saith unto them, “ Fol. 19. 6 into all the earth and their low (u) me, and I will make

6 words unto the ends of the you: fishers of men.” 19. “ world.”': But I say, iDid not they straightway left their nets, Israel'know? First

First (p) Moses and followed him. And going 21. saith, “I will provoke (9) you on from thence, he saw other " to: jealousy by them that are two brethren, James the son of

“ no people, and by a foolish Zebedee, and John (*} his bró. 20. " nation I will anger you.” But ther,"in a ship with Zebedee their

Esaias is very bold, and saith, "I father, mending their nets and “ was found of them that sought he called them. And they im- 22. , “ me not; I was made manifest mediately left the ship and their 56 unto them that asked not after father, and followed him.

And 20.

the Jews)
" them.

so is it.

7. 18.

0.): .15. (1)" Written,”. in Isaiah lid, 7 1.16.

“ But, &c. i.e. though they have had it preached, they have not obeyed. Their disobedience is not for want of preacbers, but for want of belief for as Isaiah foretold in part of the same

prophecy, “ Who hath believed,” '&c. 3. 16.

(1) “Esaias saith," i.e. in Isaiah liji. 1. v.17. (m) For " so then," read " indeed,

in very truth,

(n)“ Heard," i. e. had the opportu

nity of hearing 7.18. (6) “ Yes, verily,”. &c. : So much so,

that the passage from Ps. xix, 4. " their

sound," &c. is true of the preachers of the gospel : there is no place to which their preaching did not extend. See ante

221. note on Col. i. 6. 1. 19.

() “ First,” &c. He answers the question by referring to Deut, xxxii. 21. and Isaiah lxv, 1. where the Israelites are described « as a disobedient people, and 1. as being surpassed by those who before

were not God's people," and leaves it

to the reader to apply the passages. 19. (9) “Provoke you to jealousy," i.e.

stir you up to em

emulation, St. Paul states, Rom. xi. 14. as his reason for magnifying his office of apostle to the Gentiles,

If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh" (i. e.

“and might save some of (r) « Galilee." See ante 88. note ori v. 18. John vi. 1. It was from Galilee that he chose all his disciples. See Mark iji. 13, 14.

(6) « Casting," i.e. to wash them ; 0.18. they had done fishing. See Luke'v. 2.

(1): “ Fishers." : “ The foolish things u. 18. 66 therefore of the world, to confound “ the wise." See i Cor. i. 27. (u) “ Follow," &c.

He first per: v. 19. formed the miracle of the draught of fishes : they had toiled all night, and taken nothing, but at his request they launched out into the deep, and let down their 'net, and inclosed so great a '

multi. tude of fishes, that their net brake. See Luke v. 1 to 6. !, -1.(*) " John, i, e. the Evangelist; the v. 21. writer of the gospel and epistles which go by his name, and of the Revelations...

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Our Father, which art in heaven, dren, unto the third and fourth Hallowed be thy Name; Thy generation of them that hate me, kingdom come; Thy will be and shew mercy unto thousands done in earth, as (a) it is in in them that love me, and keep heaven: Give us this day our my Commandments. daily bread, And forgive us our ir People. Lord, have mercy upon trespasses, as we forgive them that us, and incline our hearts to keep trespass against us; And lead us

this law.. not into temptation, But deliver Minister. Thou shalt not take us from evil. Amen...!!!! the name of the Lord thy God in

vain : for the Lord will not hold The Collect.

him guiltless that taketh his name ALMIGHTY God, unto whom all

in vain. hearts be open, all desires known,

* People. Lord, have mercy upon and from whom no secrets are

ús, and incline our hearts to keep hid ; Cleanse the thoughts of our this law. hearts by the inspiration of thy 1- Minister. Remember that thou Holy Spirit ; that we may per- keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six fectly love thee, and worthily days shalt thou labour, and do magnify thy holy Name, through all that thou hast to do, but the Christ our Lord. Amen.

seventh day is the Sabbath of the The TEN COMMANDMENTS. .

Lord thy God. In it thou shalt

do no manner of work, thou, and Minister.

thy son, and thy daughter, thy God spake these words, and said,

man-servant, and thy maid serI am the Lord thy God: Thou vant, thy cattle, and the stranger shalt have none other gods but me. that is within thy gates. For in

People. Lord, have mercy upon six days the Lord made heaven us, and incline our hearts to keep and earth, the sea, and all that this law.

in them is, and rested the se Minister. Thou shalt not make venth day : wherefore the Lord to thyself any graven image, nor blessed the seventh day, the likeness of any thing that hallowed it. is in heaven above, or in the People. Lord, have mercy upon earth beneath, or in the water us, and incline our hearts to keep under the earth. Thou shalt not this law. bow down to them, nor worship Minister. Honour thy father them: For I the Lord thy God and thy mother, that thy days am a jealous God, and visit the

may be long in the land which sins of the fathers upon the chil- the Lord thy God giveth thee.


'(a) “As," i. e. as perfectly, as completely.

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People. Lord, have mercy upon ry rand that we, and all his suba us, and incliné our hearts to keep jects (duly considering whose authis law.::::: thority he hath) may faithfully i Minister. Thou shalt do no serve, honour, and humbly obey murder. iv.

him, in thee, and for thee, 'aca People. Lord, have mercy upon cording to thy blessed Word and us, and incline bur hearts to keep ordinance, through Jesus Christ this law.,

our Lord; who' with thee and the Minister. Thou shalt not com- Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, mit adultery. 1

ever one God, world without end. People. Lord, have mercy upon

Amen. us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, Minister. Thou shalt not steal, People. Lord, have mercy upon

we are taught by thy holy Word,

that the hearts of kings are in thy us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

rule and governance, and that Til front

thou dost dispose and turn them Minister. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neigh

as it seemeth best to thy godly bour.

wisdom; We, humbly beseech 1

thee so to dispose and govern the People. Lord, have mercy upon

heart of GEORGE thy servant, us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. iri ws:,,? :

our King and Governor, that in Ministeri Thou shalt not covet

all" his thoughts, words, and

works, he, may ever seek thy thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's

honour and glory; and study to

committed to wife, nor his servant, i nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass,

his charge, in wealth, peace, and

godliness. Grant this, O mercinor any thing that is his. + People: Lord, have mercy upon

ful Father, for thy dear Son's sake

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. us, and write all these thy laws in our hearts, we beseech thee..;!

I (6) BELIEVE in one God, the Fa

ther Almighty, Maker of heaven ALMIGHTY God, whose king- and earth, And of all things vidom is everlasting, and power in- sible and invisible: finite; Have mercy upon the

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, whole Church; and so rule the the only-begotten Son of God, heart of thy chosen servant Begotten of his Father before all GEORGE, our King and Go- worlds, God of God, Light of vernor, that he (knowing whose Light, Very God

Light, Very God of very God, minister he is) may above all Begotten, not made, Being of things seek thy honour and glo. one substance with the Father,

Let us pray.

(6) The Nicene (or it is sometimes called the Constantinopolitan) Creed. It was established down to " And I be“ lieve in the Holy Ghost," at the Council of Nice, A.D. 325; the rest was

added at the Council of Constantinople, A. D. 381, except only the words and

the Son," after proceedeth from the « Father," and they were inserted by the Spanish Bishops, Ă. D. 447.

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