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gave it to his disciples, and said, I blood: this do ye, as oft as yes that have not? What shall I say Take, eat; this is my body. And drink it, in remembrance of me. to you? shall I praise you in this? he took the cup, and gave thanks, For as often as ye eat this bread, I praise you not. Where foro and gave it to them, saying, Drink and drink this cup, ye do show the whosoever shall eat this bread, ye all of it: For this is my blood Lord's death till he come. and drink this cup of the Lord, of the new testament, which is

unwortbily, shall be guilty of the shed for many for the remission BENEFITS AND CAUTIONS. body and blood of the Lord. Bat of sins. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit blessing which we bless, is it not drink of that cop. For lie that

1 Cor. x, 16, 17. The cup of let him eat of that bread, and

let a man examine himself, and so of the vine, until that day when I the communion of the blood of eateth and drinketh unworthily, drink it new with you in my Christ? Tue bread which we eateth and drinketh damnation to Father's kingdom. break, is it not the communion of himself, not

discerning the Lord's the body of Christ? For we being body. For this cause many are

many are one bread, and one ceived of the Lord that which that one bread. 1 Cor. xi, 23-26. For I have re-body: for we are all partakers of weak and sickly among you, and

many sleep. For if we would also I delivered unto you, That

judge ourselves, we shonld not be the Lord Jesus the same night in 1 Cor. xl, 20-34. When ye judged. But when we are judged, which he was betrayed took come together therefore into we are chastened of the Lord, that bread: And when he had given one place, this is not to eat we should not be condemned thanks, he brake it, and said, the Lord's supper. For in eating with the world. Wherefore, my Take, eat; this is my body, which every one taketh before other brethren, when yo come together is broken for you: ihis do in re- his own supper: and one is hun to eat, tarry one for another. And, membrance of me. After the gry, and another is druuken. if any man hunger, let him eat at same manner also he took the cup, What! have ye not houses to eat home; that ye come not togetler when he had supped, saying, this and to drink in? or despise ye the unto

condemnation. Aud the rest cup is the new testament in my church of God, and shame them will I set in order when I come.



REMARKS ON PARABLES. grew up together with him, and king remember the LORD thy God

Ps. xlix, 4. I will incline mine with his children; it did eat of his that thou wouldest not suffer the ear to a parable; I will open my own meat, and drank of his own revengers of blood to destroy any dark saying upon the harp.

cup, and lay in his bosom, and was more, lest they destroy my son.

unto him as a daughter. And And he said, as the Lord liveth, Ps. lxxviii, 2. I will open my there came a traveller unto the there shall not one bair of thy mouth in a parable: I will utter rich man; and he spared to take son fall to the earth. Then the dark sayings of old.

of bis own flock, and of his own woman said, Let tbine bandmaid, Prov. xxvi, 9. As a thorn goeth herd, to dress for the wayfaring I pray tliee, speak one word unto up into the hand of a drunkard; man that was como unto bim; but my lord the king. And he said, so is a parable in the mouth of took the poor man's lamb, and Say on. And the woman said, fools.

dressed it for the man that was Wherefore then hast thou thought Ezek. xx, 49. Then said I, an come to bim. And David's anger such a thing against the people of Lord God they say of me, Doth was greatly kindled against the God? for the king doth speak this ho pot speak parables ?

man; and he said to Nathan, As thing as one which is faulty, in

the LORD liveth, the mau that that the king doth not fetch home Hosea xll, 10. I have also spoken hath done this thing shall surely again his banislied. For we must by the prophets; and I have mul- die: And he shall restore the needs die, and are as water spilt tiplied visions, and used siinili-lamb four-fold, because he did on the ground, which cannot be tndes, by the ministry of the pro- this thing, and because he had no gathered up again, neither doth phets.

pity. And Nathan said to David, God respect any person; yet doih

Thou art tho man. Thus saith he deviso means that his banished 1. PARABLES IN THE OLD the LORD God of Israel, I anointed be not expelled from him. Now

theo king over Israel, and I de- therefore ihat I am come to speak TESTAMENT.

livered thee out of the hand of of this thing unto my lord the ROYAL BRAMBLE. Saul,

klog, it is because the people havo Judges ix, 8-15. The trees went

made me afraid; and thy handmaid forth on a time to anoint a king Qui ELSOME BROTTERS. said, I will now speak unto the over them; and they said unto the

2 Sam. xiv, 3--20. And como to king; it may be that the king win olive-tree, Reign thou over us. the king, and speak on this man- perform

the request of his handBut the olive-tree said untoner unto him. So Joab put the maid. For the king will bear, to them, Should I leave my fatness words in her mouth. And when deliver his handmaid out of the wherewithi by me they tonour the woman of Tekoah spake to band of the man that would deGod and man, and go to be pro- the king, she fell on her face to stroy me and my son together out trees said to the flz-tree, Come said, Help, o King! moted over the trees? And the the ground, and did obeisance, and of the inlueritance of God. Then

And the thine handmaid said, The word of thon, and reign over us. But the king said unto her, What aileth my lord the king shall now be fig-tree said unto them, Should I thee? And she answered, I am comfortable: for as an angel of forsake my sweetness, and my indeed a widow woman, and mine God, so is my lord the king, to good fritit, and go to be promoted husband is dead. And'thy band. discern good and bad; therefore over the trees ? Then said the maid had two sons, and they the LORD thy God will be with trees unto the vine, Come thou, two strove together in the field, thee. Then the king answered and reign over us. And the vine and there was none to part them, and said unto the woman, Hide said unto them, Should I leave but the one smote the other, and not from me, I pray thee, thọ my, wine, which cheereth God slew him. And, behold, the whole thing that I shall ask thee. And and man, and go to be promoted family is risen against thine hand- the woman said, Let my lord over the trees? Then said all the mald, and they said, Deliver him the king now speak.

And tho trees unto the bramble, Come that 'emote his brother, that we king said, 13 not the hand of Joab thou, and reign over us. And the may kill him, for the life of his with thee in all this? And the bramble said unto the trees, If in brother whom he slew; and we woman answered and said, As truth ye anoint me king over you will destroy the heir also: and so thy soul liveth, my lord the king, then come and put your trust in they shall quench my coal wbich vone can turn to the right hand my shadow; and if not, let fire is left, and shall not leave to my or to the left from ought that my come out of the bramble, and do- husband neither name nor re- lord the king hath spoken: for your the cedars of Lebanon.

mainder upon the earth. And thy servant Joab, he bade me, and

the king said unto the woman, Go he put all these words in the EWE LAMB.

to thine house, and I will give mouth of thine handmaid: Το 2 Sam. xii, 1-7. And the LORD charge concerning thee. And fetch about this form of speech sent Nathan unto David: and be the woman of Tekoah said unto hath thy servant Joab done this came unto him, and said unto him, the king, My lord, o king, the thing, and my lord is wise, accordThere were two men in one city; iniquity be on me, and on my ing to the wisdom of an angel of the one rich, and the other poor. fallier's house: and the king and God, to know all things that are The rich man had exceeding his throne be guiltless. And the in the earth. many flucks and herds; But the king said, Whosoever saith ought poor man had nothing, savo ope unto thee, bring him to me, and AMBITIOUS THISTLE. little ewe lamb, which he had he shall not touch thee any more. 2 Kings xiv, 9. And Jehoash bought and nourished up; and it | Then said she, I pray thee, let the the king of Israel sent to Amaziah

the prey,

king of Judah, saying, The thistle that he might water it by the taught them many things by that was in Lebanon gent to the furrows of her plantation. It was parables, and said nnto them in cedar that was in Lebanon, say planted in a good soil by great bis doctrine, And with many ing, Give thy daughter to my waters, that it might bring forth such parables spake he the word son to wife: and there passed by branches, and that it miglit bear unto iliem, as they were able to a wild beast that was in Lebanon, fruit, that it might be a goodly hear it. But without a parablo and trode down the thistle vine.

spake he not unto ther; and when

they were alone, he expounded


all things to his disciples.
Isa. v, 1-6. Now will I sing to thou up a lamentation for the
Ezek. xix, 1--9. Moreover, tako

Luke vili, 4, And wlien much my well-beloved a song of my be-l princes of Israel, And say, What und were come to him out of

people were gathered together, loved touching his vineyard. My is thy mother? A lioness: she lay every city, he spake by a parable. woll-beloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitsul hill. And he fenced her whelps among young lions. down among lions, she nourished

Luke xv, 3. And be spake this thereof, and planted it with the And she brought up one of lier parable unto them, saying. choicest vine, and built a tower in and it learned to catch the prey; these things, he added and spako whelps: it becimo a young lion,

Luke xix, 11. And as they heard the midst of it, and also made a

it devoured men. The nations wine-press therein: and he looked

a parable, because he was nigh to that it should bring forth grapes, their pit, and they brought him thought that the kingdom of God also heard of him; he was taken in

Jerus: lem, and becanse they and it broliglit furth wild grapes with chains unto the land of And now, O inhabitants of Jeru.

should immediately appear. silem, and men of Judah, judge: she had waited, and her hope was

Egypt. Now when she saw that Vineyard. What could have been lost, then she took another of her 2.PARABLES IN THE NEW done more to ny vineyard, that I whelps, and made him a young

TESTAMENT. bave not done in it? wherefore, I lion. And be went up and down

The Two FOUNDATIONS. wlien I looked that it should bring among the lions, he became a forth grapes, brought it forth wild young lion, and learned to catch

Matth. vii, 24 -- 27. Therefore, grapes? And now go to I will be knew their desolate palaces, of mine, and doeth them, I will

and devoured men. And whosoever heareth these sayings tell you what I will do to my and le laid waste their cities, and liken him unto a wise man, which bedge thereof, and it shall be the land was desolate, and the ful- built his house upon a rock; And eaten up; and break down the ness thereof, by the noise of his the rain descended, and the noods wall thereot, and it shail be trod- roaring. Then the nations

set came, and the winds blew, arm den down. And I will lay it against him on every side from beat upon that house; and it fell waste: it shall not be pruned nor net over him: he was taken in their rock. And every one that bear,

the provinces, and spread their pot: fer it was founded upon a briers and thorns: I will also com- pit. And they put him in ward in eth these sayings of mine, and mand the clouds that they rain chains, and brought him to the doeth them not,

shall be likened king of Babylon : they brought unto a foolish man, which built no rain upon it.

him into holds, that his voice his house upon the sand; And the

should no more be heard upon the rain descended, and the floods RED WINE VINEYARD. mountains of Israel,

came, and the winds blew, and 18a. xxvii, 2, 3. In that day sing

beat upon that house; and it fell; ye unto her, A vineyard of red

CHRIST'S PARABLES. aud great was the fall of it. wine. I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment; lest Matth. xiii, 10--13, 34, 35, 53. And any hurt it, I will keep it night the disciples came, and said unto

TARES. and day.

him, Why speakest thou unto Matth. xill, 24-30. Another par

them in paralles? He answered able put be forth unto them, sayEAGLES AND VINE-TREE. and said unto them, Because it is ing, The kingdom of heaven is Ezek. xvil, 3-8. And say, Thus given un'o you to know the mys- likened unto a man which suwed saith the Lord God, A great eagle teries of the kingdom of heaven, good seed in his field: But whille with great wings, long-winged, but to them it is not given. For men slept, bis enery came and full of feathers, which had divers whosoever hath, to him shall be sowed cares among the wheat, colours, came unto Lebanon, and given, and he shall bave more and went his way. But when the took the highest branch of the abundance; but whosoever hatli blade was sprung up, and brought cedar: He cropped off the top of not, from him shall be taken forth fruit, then appeared the his young twigs, and carried it away even that he hath. There-tares also. 'So the servants of tho into a land of tramick; he set it in fore speak I to them in parables: buuseholder came and said unto a city of merchants. lle took also because they seeing, see nut; him, Sir, didst thou not sow good of the seed of the land, and planted and hearing, they hear uot; neither seed in' lliy field? from whence it in n fruitful Held; he placed it do they understand. All these then hath ii tares? lle sald unto by great waters, and set it as a things spake Jesus unto the mul- them, an enemy bath done this. Willow-free; And it grew, and titude in parables; and without a

The servants said unto him, Wilt became a spreading vino of low parable spake he not upto them: thou then that we go and gather stature, whose branches turned That it might be fulfilled which them up? But he suid, Nay; lest, toward him, and the roots thereof was spoken by the prophet, say while ye gather up the tares, yo were under bim: so it became a ing. I will open my mouth in root up also the wheat with them. vine, and brought forth branches, parables; I will utter things which Let both grow together until the and shot furtli sprigs. There was have been kept secret from the harvest: and in the time of harvest also another great eagle with foundation of the world. And it I will say to the reapers, Gather great wings and many feathers: canie to pass, that when Jesus ye together first the Lures, and and, behold, this vine did bend had finislied these parables, bebind them in buudles to bnrn her roots toward him, and sho: | departed thence.

them; but gather the wheat into forth her brunches toward him, Mark iv, 2, 33, 34. And bo my barn.


theo all that debt, because thousir; and went not. Whether of Luke xill, 18, 19. Then said he, desiredst me: Shouldest not thou them twain did the will of his Unto what is the kingdom of God also have had compassion on thy father? They say unto him, the like? and whereunto shall I re- fellow-servant, even as I had pity first. Jesus saith unto them, semble it? It is like a grain of on thee? And his lord was wroth, Verily I say unto you, That the mustard-seed, which a man took and delivered him to the tormen- publicans and the harlots go into and cast Into his garden; and it tors, till he should pay all that the kingdom of God before you. grew, and waxed a great tree; and was due unto him. the fowls of the air lodged in the

MARRIAGE FEAST. branches of it.


Matt. xxii, 1--14. And Jesng Matt. xx, 1-16. For the kingdom answered, and spake unto them LEAVEN.

of heaven is like unto a man that again by parables, and said, The Batth. xiii, 33. Another parable is an householder, which went out kingdom of heaven is like unto a spake he unto them; The kingdom early in the morning to hire certain king, which made a mar. of heaven is like 'unto leaven, labourers into his vineyard. And riage for his son, And sent forth which a woman took and hid in when he had agreed with the his servants to call them that were three measures of meal, till the labourers for a penny a-day, le bidden to the wedding and they whole was leavened.

sent them into his vineyard. And would not come. Aguin, he sent

he went out about the third hour, forth other servants, saying, Tell TREASURE FOUND. and saw others standing idle in the them which are bidden, Behold, Matth. xili, 44. Again, the king- market-place, And he said unto I have prepared my dinner: my dom of heaven is like unto treas. them, Go ye also into the vine. oxen and my fatlings are killed, ure hid in a field; the which when yard; and whatsover is right I will and all things are ready: come a man hath found, he bideth, and give you. And they went their unto the marriage. But they for joy thereof goeth and selleth way. Again he went out about made light of it, and went their all that he hath, and buyeth that the sixth and ninth hour, and did ways, one to his farm, another to field.

likewise. And about the eleventh his merchandise. And the remFISHING.

hour he went out, and found Dant took his servants, and en

others standing idle, and saith treated them spitefully, and slew Milth. xlit, 47, 48. Again, the unto them. Why stand ye hero all then. But when the king heard kingdom of heaven is like unto a the day idle? They say unto him, thereof, he was wroth; and be sent net, that was cast into the sea, Because no man hath hired us forth his armies, and destroyed and gathered of every kind: lle saith unto them, Go yo also those murderers, and burned up Which, when it was full, they into the vineyard; and whatsoever their city. Then saith he to his drew to shore, and sat down, and is right, that shali ye receive. So servants, The wedding is ready, gathered the good fato vessels, when even was come, the lord of but they which were bidden were but cast the bad away.

the vineyard saith unto his stew. vot worthy. Go ye therefore into

ard, Call the labourers, and give the highways, and as many as yo DEBTORS AND CREDITORS. them their hire, begiuning from shall tind, bid to the marriage. 80

the last unto the first. And when those servants went out into the Matth. xviii, 23-34. Therefore

they came that were hired about highways, and gathered together is the kingdom of heaven likened the eleventh hour, they received all, as many as they found, both unto a certain king, which would

every man a penny. take account of his servants. And the first came, they supposed was furnished with guests. And

But when bad and good: and the wedding when he had begun to reckon, that they should have received when the king came in to see the owed him ten thousand talents: more; and they likewise received guests, he saw there a man which But forasmuch as he had not to they had received it, they mur- And he saith unto him, Friend,

And when had not on a wedding garment: pay, lis lord commanded him to mured against the goodman of the how camest thou in bither not be sold, and his wife and children: house, saying, These last have having a wedding garment? And and all that he had, and payment wrought but one hour, and thou be was speechless.

Then said the to be made. The servant there hast made them equal unto us, king to the servants, Bind him fore fell down and worshipped which have borne the burden and hand and foot, and take him bim, saying, Lord, have patience heat of the day. But he answered away, and cast him into outer with me, and I will pay iliee all. one of them, and said, Friend, 1 darkness; there shall be weeping Then the Lord of that servant |do thee no wrong: didst not thon and gaashing of teeth. For many loosed him, and forgave him the agree with me for a peony? Take are called, but few are chosen. debt. But the same servant went will give unto this last even as

that thine is, and go thy way: I out, and found one of his fellow

TEN VIRGINS. servants, which owed him an buns to do what I will with mine own? kingdom of heaven be likened unto thee. Is it not lawful for me

Matt. xxv, 1-12. Then shall the dred pence; and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat,

18 thine eye evil, because I am

good? saying, Pay, me that thou owest, and the first last: for many be lamps, and went forth to meet the

So the last shall be first, unto ten virgins, which took their

bridegroom. at his feet, and besought him, called, but few chosen.

were wise, and five were foolish. saying, llave patience with me,


They that were foolish took their and I will pay theo all. And he

lamps, but took no oil with them: would not; but went and cast him Matt. xxi, 28–31. But what But the wise took oil in their vesinto prison, till he should pay the think ye? A certain man had two sels with their lamps. While the debt. So when his fellow - ser- sous; and he came to the first, and bridegroom tarried, they all Vants saw what was done, they said, Son, go work to-day in my slumbered and slept. And at were very sorry, and came and vineyard. He anwered and said, midnight there was a cry made, told unto their lord all that was I will not: but afterwards he re- Behold, the bridegroom cometh; done. Then his lord, after that pented, and went. And be came go ye out to meet him. Tlien all he had called him, said unto him, to the second, and said likewise. those virgius arose, and trimmed O thou wicked servant, I forgavel and he answered and said, I go, their lamps. And the foolish said

and say,

unto the wise, Give us of your oll; therefore the talent from him, and us kill him, and the inheritance for our lamps are gone out. But give it unto him which hath ten shall be ours. And they took the wise answered, saying, Not so; talents. For unto every one that him, and killed him and cast him lest there bo not enough for us bath shall be given, and he shall out of the vineyard. What shall and you: but go ye rather to them have abundance : but from him therefore the lord of the vineyard that sell, and buy for yourselves. that hath not, shall be taken away do? He will come and destroy the And while they went to buy, the even that which he hath.

husbandmen, and will give the bridegroom came; and they that

vineyard unto others. were ready went in with him to the

8OWER. marriage: and the door was shut. Mark IV, 8.-9. Hearken; Behold, Afterward came also the other there went out a sower to bow:

BLIND GUIDE. virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open and it came to pass, as he sowed, parable unto them, Can the blind

Luke vi, 39. And he spake a to us. But he'answered and said, some fell by the way-side, and the lead the blindshall they not both Verily I say unto you, I know you fowls of the air came and de- fall into the ditch? Dot.

voured it up. A ad some fell on

stony ground, wliere it had not
much earth; and immediately it

Matth. xxv, 14--29. For the king-sprang up, because it had no

Luke xi, 5-8. And he said unto dom of heaven is as a man travel depth of earth: But when the them, Which of you shall have a ling into a far country, who called sun was up, it was scorched; and,

friend, and shall go unto him at bis own servants, and delivered because it had no root, it withered midnight, and say unto him, unto them bis goods. And unto away. And some fell among Friend, lend me ihree loaves; one he gave five talents, to another thorns, and the thorns grew up For a friend of mine in liis Journey two, and to another one; to every and choked it, and it yielded no is come to me, and I have nothing min according to his several fruit. And other fell on good to set before him? And le from ability; and straightway took his ground, and did yield fruit that within shall answer journey. Then lie that had re- sprang up, and increa-ed, and Trouble me not: the door is now ceived the five talents went and brought forth, some thirty, and shut, and my children are with me traded with the same, and made some sixty, and some an bundred. in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. them other five talen's. And like- And he said unto them, He that I say unto you, Thougli ho will wise he that had received two, he hath ears to hear, let bim hear, not rise and give hlin, because he also gained other two. But he

is his friend; yet, because of his that had received one went and SEED SPRINGING UP

importunity, lie will rise and give digged in the earth, and hid his


him as many as he needeth. loru's money. After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, Mark 1v, 26-29. And he said, So

UNCLEAN SPIRIT. and reckoneth with them. And is the kingdom of God, as if a man

Luke xi, 24-26. When tho un80 he that had received five should

cast seed into the ground clean spirit is gone out of a man, talents came and brought other and should sleep, and rise night five talents, saying, Lord, thou and day, and the seed should he walketh through dry places, deliveredst'unto me five telents: / spring and grow up, he knoweth seeking rest; and finding none, he behold, I have gained besides not how. For the earth bringeth saith, I will returu unto my huse them five talents more. His lord forth fruit of herself; first the whence I came out. And when good and faithful servaut; thou full corn in the ear. But when and taketh to him seven other said unto him, Well done, thou blade, then the ear, after that the becometh, he findeth it swept

and garnished. Then goeth he, hast been faithful over a few the fruit is brought forth, imme-spirits more wicked than bimself; things, I will make thee ruler over diately he putteth in the sickle, and they enter in, and dweli many things: enter thou into the because the harvest is cone.

there, and the last state of that joy of thy lord. He also that had

HUSBANDMEN. received two talents came and

man is worse than the first. said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto Mark xli, 1–9. And he began to

RICI FOOL. me two talents: behold, I have speak unto them by parables. A

Luke xii, 16-21. And he spako gained two other talents besides certain man planted a vineyard, them. llis lord said unto him, and set an hedge abont u, and a parable into them, saying, The Well done, good and faithful ser- digged a place for the wine-fat, ground of a certain rich man vant; thou hast been faithful over and built a tower, and let it out to brought forth plentifully; And he a few things, I will inake thee husbandmen, and went into a far what shall I do, because I have

thought within himself, saying, ruler over many things: enter country. And at the season be no room where to bestow my thou into the joy of thy lord. Then sent to the husbandmen a servant, fruits? And lie said, This will I he which had received the one that he might receive from the do: I will pull down my barns, and talent came and said, Lord, I husbandmen of the fruit of the build greater; and there will i knew thee that thou art an hård vineyard. And they caught him, bestow

all my fruits and my goods. man, reaping where thou hast not and beat him, and sent him away And I will

say to my soul, Soul, sown, and gathering where thou empty. And again he sent unto bast not strawed : And I was them another servant; and at him thou hast much goods lalu up for afraid, and went and hid thy they cast stones, and wounded many years; take thine case, eat, talent in the earth: lo, there thou him in the head, oni sent him drink, and be merry. But God hast that is thine. His lord an-away shamefully handled. And

said unto him, Thou fool, this swered and said unto him, Thou again he sent another; and him night thy soul shall be required of wicked and slothful servant, thou they killed, and many others; thee: then whose shall those knewest that I reap where i beating some, and killing somethiugs be which thou hast proBowed not, and gather where I Having yet therefore one son, his

vided? So is he that layetli up have not strawed; Thou oughtest well-beloved, he sent himn also last treasure for himself, and is not therefore to have put my money unto

them, saying, They will rich toward God. to the exchangers, and then at iny reverence my son. But those coming I should bave received husbandmen said among them

BARKEN FIG-TREE. mino own with usury. Take selves, This is the heir; come, let Luke xiii, 6-9. Ho spako also

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