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in his arms," put his
him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I
* Ps.cxxxi. 2: Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as
m Rom. xiii. 9: The five last commandments.
12 And if a woman shall put away her hus-
13 | And they " brought young children to him, that he should touch them : and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.
14 But when Jesus saw it, he was "much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of 'such is the kingdom of God.
15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child
16 And he took them
there 'came one running, and kneeled to
18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou
embracing them. Rh.
6 forsake, Ma. Cr.
8 See on Mat, xix. 13.
down upon your wrath.
See on Mat. xviii. 3.
kingdom . 1 See on Mat. xix. 16.
not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.
20 And he answered and said unto him,
Master, all these have I observed from my I like youth.
21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, °One thing thou lackest : go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have Ptreasure in heaven : and
the cross, and follow me. 22 And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved : for he had greato possessions.
23 | And Jesus looked round about, and ST
saith unto his disciples, 'How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
falsely, neither lie one to another. Ps. 1. 18: When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentest with him. PRO. xxix. 24: Whoso is partner with a thief, hateth his own soul. Zec. v. 4: [Curse] shall enter into the house of the thief. Mat. sv.
19 : Out of the heart proceed evil thoughts,-thefts. 1 Cor. vi. 9, 10: Neither fornicators nor thieves--shall inherit the kingdom of God. Eph. iv, 28: Let him that stole steal no more. 1 Pet. iv. 15: Let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief.
• James, ii. 10: For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
P ÑAT. vi. 19, 20 : Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal : But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. do. xix. 21 : Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. LUKE, xii. 33: Provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens which faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. do. xvi. 9: Make to yourselves friends of the Mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
9 See on MAT. xix. 23.
24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that 'trust10 in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
25 It is easier for a camell to go through the eye
of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
26 And they were astonished out of measure,l2 saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?
27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with *God all things are possible.
28 4 Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have 'left all, and have followed thee.
29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you,
13 There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the Gospel's, 10 placed their confidence. Han.
some copies have, a cable rope, Co. 12 the more. Co. 13 I tell you certainly. Pu.
* JOB, xxxi. 24: If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence. Ps. lii. 7: Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his
riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness. Ps. lxii. 10: Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart upon them. Hab. ii. 9 : Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he máy
be delivered from the power of evil. 1 Tim. vi. 17: Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God.
* See on LUKE, i. 37.
+ MAT. xix, 27 : Then answered Peter and said unto hiin, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? Luke, xviii. 28 : Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.
God should first have been spoken unto you: but seeing ye
afterward, that ye might believe him. Luke, vii. 29, 30: All the people that heard him, and the Publicans, justified God, bas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of being not baptized of him. Acts, xiii. 46: Paul and Barna
30 But he shall “receive an hundredfold, 'now
in this time 14 houses, and brethren, and sisters, I and mothers, and children, and lands, with per
secutions : and in the world to come 15 eternal life.
31 But many that are "first shall be last; and the last first. 14 life. Ma. Cr. 15
hereafter. Pu. "2 CHR, xxv. 9: Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel? And the man of God answered, The LORD is able to give thee much more than this. LUKE, xviii. 29, 30: There is no man that hath left house, &c. for the kingdom of God's sake, who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
JOB, xlii. 10: The LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before. Ps. xxxvii. 16: A little that the righteous hath, is better than the riches of many wicked. Isa. lxi. 7: For your shame ye shall have double, and for ,confusion they shall rejoice in their portion : therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them. Mat. vi. 33: Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 1 Tim. iv. 8: Godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. do. vi. 6, 17: Godliness with contentment is great gain. Who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.
* Luke, xiii. 30: The same kind of proverbial saying. Mat, viii. 11, 12: Many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness. do. xxi. 31, 32: Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the Publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed himi not: but the Publicans and the harlots believed him: And ye, when ye had seen it, repented not
and Lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves,
32 / And they were in the way *going up to Jerusalem ; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him,
33 Saying, Behold, we 'go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the Chief Priests, and unto the Scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles :
34 And "they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again. 35 [ And “James and John, thesons of Zebedee
, come unto him, saying, Master, wewould that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire.
36 And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you?
37 They said unto him, Grant unto us that we "may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory. put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. GAL. v.7: Ye did run well
, who did hinder you, that ye should not obey the truth? HEB. iv. 1: Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
x See on Mat. xvi. 21.
y Acts, xx. 22: And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there.
2 Ps. xxii. 6, 7, 13 : But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head. They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
à Mat. xx. 20: Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children, with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.
Ps. xlv, 9; Upon thy right hand did stand the queen in