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7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he "goeth before you into Galilee; there shall

ye see him; lo, I have told you.

8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

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10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid : go tell 'my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

11 G Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and showed unto the Chief Priests all the things that were done.

12 And when they were assembled with the
elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large
money unto the soldiers,

God save you. Gen. 5 much money. Wi. Ud. Pu.
8 LUKE, xxiv. 34: Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and
hath appeared to Simon. 1 Cor. xv. 4: And that he was bu-
ried, and that he rose again the third day according to the
Scriptures.

h See on Mat. xxvi. 32.
i Ver. 16, 17.

K MARK, xvi. 9: He appeared first to Mary Magdalene.
John, xx. 14: She turned herself back, and saw Jesus stand-
ing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

John, xx. 17: Go to my brethren, and say unto them,
ascend to my Father, and your father, and to my God, and
your God. Rom. viii. 29: For whom he did foreknow, he also
did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that
he might be the first-born among many brethren. Heb. ii. 11:
For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are
all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them
brethren.

m Ver. 7. See on MAT. xxvi. 32.
* MAT, xvi. 28: Verily I say unto you, There be some stand-

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3 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, stole him away while we slept. | And if this come to the governor's ears, we persuade him, and secure you.

So they took the money, and did as they taught: and this saying is commonly reamong

the Jews until this day. Then the eleven disciples went away into ee, into a mountain "where Jesus had

aped them. And when they "saw him, they worshipped but some doubted. And Jesus came and spake unto them, 3, °All power is given unto me in heaven i earth.

save you harmless. Ma. Cr. Ud. Gen.

e, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son coming in his kingdom. ii . 6: Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. 6: Thou madest him to have dominion over the works hands; thou hast put all things under his feet. do. 19: Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and have laid help upon one that is mighty: I have exaltchosen out of the people. do. cx. 1-3: The LORD to my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make emies thy footstool. The LORD shall send the rod of agth out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine eneThy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in ties of holiness from the womb of the morning : thou dew of thy youth. Isa. ix. 6, 7: For unto us a child unto us a son is given ; and the government shall be

shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, or, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The

Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace ll be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his

to order it, and to establish it with judgment and ice, from henceforth even for ever : the zeal of the hosts will perform this. Dan. vii. 13, 14: I saw in visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, brought him near before him. And there was inion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people,

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roices in beaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are

19 f'Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost :

* make disciples, or Christians of all nations. Lloyd. nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed. LUKE, I. 32: He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest : and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David. do. x. 22: All things are delivered to me of my Father. Mat. xvi. 28 : The words under ver. 17. John, iii. 35: The Pather loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. do. v. 22: The Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son. do. xvii. 2: Thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. Acts, ii. 36: Let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye crucified, both Lord and Christ. Rom. xiv. 9 : To this end, Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. Eph.i. 10,21: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both

which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him.---Far above all principality and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come. Pail, il 9, 10, 11: Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name; that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Col. i. 16: By him were all things created that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible, and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; all things are created by him, and for him. Heb.i. 2: [God] hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds. do.ü. 8: Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. 1 Pet. ij. 22:'Who is

gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels, and
authorities

, and powers, being made subject unto him. Rev.
i 15: And the seventh angel sounded, and there were great
become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he
shall reign for ever and ever, do. xvii. 14: These shall make

"Teaching them to observe all things whatr I have commanded you : and, lo, 'I am you alway, even unto the end of the world.

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ith the Lamb; and the Lamb shall overcome them : for ord of lords, and King of kings. See on Mat. xi. 27.

lii. 10: The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see vation of our God. MARK, xvi. 15: Go ye into all the and preach the Gospel to every creature, KE, xxiv. 47: And that repentance and remission of ould be preached in his name among all nations, beginJerusalem. Acts, ii. 38, 39: Then Peter said unto Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as rd our God shall call. do. xiv. 21: When they had ed the Gospel to that city, and had taught many, they d again to Lystra. Rom. x. 18: Have they not heard? ily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words le end of the world. Col. i. 23: Which [gospel] was d to every creature which is under heaven. 's, ii. 42: They continued stedfastly in the apostles' e and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. xi. 2: Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me ings, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. T. xviii. 20 : For where two or three are gathered togemy name, there am I in the midst of them. Rev. i. 18:

that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for e, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO

St. Mark.

<, whose name this Gospel bears, was the familiar comof the Apostle Peter, and called by him his son, that is, i whom he converted to Christianity. He was probably e person who is called John, surnamed Mark; to whose ; house Peter retired when released by an angel out of Acts, xii. 12.) and who accompanied the apostles Paul

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and Barnabas in their travels. Whether Mark or Luke wrote
first has been disputed: but the general opinion now is, that
Luke's Gospel was prior to that of Mark. Some think that
Mark rather adopted the language of Matthew, and the order of
Luke, in their joint sections; but that he followed neither in-
plicitly. He is usually more circumstantial than they are in the
relation of joint events. The learned Griesbach has demon-
strated by an elaborate process, that Mark copied from both
Matthew and Luke; that his Gospel is a compilation from both;
and that the whole of it is contained in their Gospels, with the
exception of about twenty-four verses, which retain facts not
recorded by either of his predecessors, but illustrative of the
general subject. Mark alone mentions that Christ was with
the wild beasts in the wilderness during his temptation (i. 13.);
that additional circumstance in our Lord's first preaching, " the
time is fulfilled,” foretold by the prophets (i. 15.); David's eat-
ing the shewbread in the days of Abiathar (ii. 16.); Boanerges,
the emphatic surname of the Apostles James and John, signi-
fying “sons of thunder" (iii. 17.); our Lord's anger and grief at
the obduracy of the Jews (iii. 5.); the expression of his unbe-
lieving friends, he is beside himself (iii. 21.); the beautiful pa-
rable of the spontaneous growth of the seed (iv. 26–29.); the
number of the herd of swine 2000 (v. 13.); Christ's expression,
Tabitha cumi,“ Damsel arise,” (v.41.); Ephphratha, “Be open-
ed” (viii. 34.); the 5000 fed on the green grass, characterizing
the spring of the year (vi. 39.); the distribution of the two fishes,
as well as the loaves of bread (vi. 41.); the first cock crowing
during Peter's denial of Christ (xiv. 68.); the addition of Sa-
lome to Matthew's party of women (xv. 40.); Christ's resurrec-
tion about sun-rise (xvi: 2.); the vision of the second angel at the
holy sepulchre (xvi. 5.); the silence of the women respecting
his message to Peter (xvi. 7, 8.); his appearance under

another
form to the disciples going to Emmaus (xvi. 12.); the dishelief
of their report by the rest, and our Lord's censure (xvi

. 13, 14.);
his commission to the apostles to preach and work miracles
(xvi. 15-18.); and their discharge of the commission (xvi. 20.)
All these important facts and circumstances have been judi-
ciously added to the concise accounts of Matthew and Luke.
Had Luke followed him, it is not credible that he would have
omitted them all, as John has noticed those of Mark which
coincided with his scheme, or came within the
Gospel.

Hence we can satisfactorily account for Mark's omission of
certain portions of the Gospels of Matthew and Luke entirely.
On the same principle, John, coming after him, omits consi:
derably more than Mark, so as to form a distinct Gospel, which
may be considered a supplement to the rest; he only inserts so
much common matter as was necessary to connect his Gospel

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