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BY THE REV. JOHN PLATTS,
Author of a New Chronological Biography, Elements of Ecclesiastical History,
The Literary and Scientific Class Book, 8c.
'I will show thee that which is noted in the Scripture of Truth.'—Daniel.
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
CHAP. XIII. 1 Christ preacheth repentance upon the punishment of the Galilæans,
and others : 6 the fruitless fig tree may not stand: 11 he healeth the crooked woman: 18 showeth the powerful working of the word in the hearts of his chosen, by the parable of the grain of mustard seed, and of leaven : 24 exhorteth to enter in at the strait gate, 31 and reproveth Herod and Jerusalem.
THERE were present at that season some that told him of the Galilæans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
2 And Jesus answering said unto them, “Suppose ye that these Galilæans were sinners above all the Galilæans, because they suffered such things ?1
3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye 'repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
punishment. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Ud.
CHAP. XIII. Acts; v. 37: After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, and drew away much people after him: he also perished; and all, even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed.
LAM. ii. 20: Behold, O LORD, and consider to whom thou hast done this. Shall the women eat their fruit, and children of a span long? shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the LORD?
Acts, xxviii. 4: When the Barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.
& Acts, iii. 19: Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing
4 Or those eighteen upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think
ye were sinners? above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem ?
5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish,
6 I He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his 'vineyard; and he came and sought 'fruit thereon, and found none.
7 Then said he unto the dresser3 of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and fine none: 'cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground ?
8 And he answering said unto him, Lord, "let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
2 debtors. See MAT. xviii. 24, and xi. 4. A.V. keeper. We shall come, from the presence of the Lord. Rev. ii. 21, 22: And I gave her space to repent of her fornication ; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
ISA. v. 2: He fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, &c. Mat. xxi, 19: When he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only.
"John, xv. 16: Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain. Gal. v. 22: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith. Phil. iv. 17: Not because I desire a gift : but I desire fruit that
may abound to your account. & Exod. xxxii. 10: Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them: and that I may consume them: and I will make
of thee a great nation. Ps.cvi. 23: Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them. 2 Per. ii. 9: The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repent9 And if it bear fruit, well : and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.
10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.
11 9 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity* eighteen years, and was bowed together, and couldin nowise lift up herself 5
12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.”
13 And he laid his hands on her': and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
14 And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are “six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and 'not on the sabbath day.
15 The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou → hypocrite, doth not "each one of you on
*an infirmity of spirit. Wh. was utterly unable to raise herseli ūpright. Dod.
6 delivered from thy disease. Co. Ma. Cr. Ud. MARK, xvi. 18: They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. Acts, ix. 17: Ananias--putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul. See on Acts, vi. 6. kExod. xx. 9: Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work.
1 JOHN, v. 10: The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed. See on Mat. xii. 10.
* PRO. xi. 9: An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour : but through knowledge shall the just be delivered. Mat. vii. 5: Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thiné own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. do. xxi. 13, 28 : But woe' unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men'; for
yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Luke, xii. 1: Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. LUKE, xiv. 5.