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him, in his journey from Galilee to Jerusalem, stood within sight, though not very near to his Cross ; sadly beholding all that was done unto him.
XXVII. 61. And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.
Now there was Mary Magdalene, and that other Mary the mother of James, sitting over against the sepulchre, that they might take good view of the place where Jesus was laid ; purposing to bring sweet odours, when the Sabbath was over, for the perfuming and embalming of his body.
XXVII. 62. Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate.
Now, the next day, that followed the preparation day, being both the Sabbath day and the day of the Passover, the chief priests, now not regarding the sacred solemnity thereof out of their malice to Christ, came together to the Roman Governor, Pilate.
XXVII. 65. Pilate said unto them, Ye have?a watch; go your way, make it as sure as you can.
Ye have a guard of soldiers, which, out of the tower of Antonia, are designed to this service : go your way; set sure watch upon the sepulchre.
XXVIII. 1. In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week.
In the night after the Sabbath, when it was dawning toward the morning of the first day of the week.
XXVIII. 18. All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
All power is given to me both in heaven and earth, as Mediator betwixt God and Man: neither is this power at this time conveyed unto me, which before I had not; but now, by this my glorious and triumphant Resurrection, it is manifested to you and the world, that I am invested with this power.
XXVIII. 19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
By virtue whereof, I give you, my Apostles, commission and charge, to go teach all nations of the world; adding to your doctrine the seal of holy Baptism, whereby ye shall initiate all believers into my Church : baptizing them, as, by calling upon the name of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, one in essence, three in distinction of persons; so, in the authority of the same One God, and into the profession of the faith and religion of that one God, distinguished by those three co-eternal and co-equal persons, blessed for ever.
XXVIII. 20. And, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world, Amen.
And, lo, howsoever my bodily presence shall be seduced from you, yet, in my Spirit and Infinite Deity, I will be ever present with you, to protect and bless you, and my whole Church, to the end of the world.
THE GOSPEL OF ST. MARK.
I. 2. Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall
prepare thy way before thee. See Malachi'iii. 1. I. 3. The voice of one crying in the wilderness, fc. See Isaiah xl. 3.
I. 5. And were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.
And, as John preached unto them repentance, that they might be capable of the remission of their sins, so they accordingly practised it; for those, that came to be baptized of him, presented themselves to him with an humble confession of their sins.
I. 6. And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey. See Matthew ij. 4.
I. 8. I indeed hare baptized you with water : but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost. See Matthew iii. 11.
1. 10. And straightway coming up out of the water, he sau the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him, See Matthew iii, 16.
I. 12. And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness. See Matthew iv, 1.
I. 17. And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you fishers of men. See Matthew iv. 19.
I. 22. And they were astonished at his doctrine : for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes. See Matthew vii. 28, 29.
I. 34. And he suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.
And he suffered not the evil spirits to profess their knowledge of him; because he would not have him, who is the Father of Lies, to slander and disgrace the truth by his testimony.
I. 44, Offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them. See Matthew viii. 4.
I. 45. Insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in desert places : and they came to him from erery quarter.
Insomuch as Jesus, who purposely shunned the confluences and applauses of the people, found it not fit for him to enter openly into the city any more, &c.
II. 5. Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. See Matthew ix. 2.
II. 10. But that ye may know that the Son of Man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) fc. See Matthew ix. 6.
II. 14. Sitting at the receipt of custom. See Matthew ix. 9.
II. 19. Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? See Matthew ix. 15.
. II. 25, 26. And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him? How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests ?
Hunger, or whatsoever bodily necessity, dispenseth with the ritual observations of the law: as ye may well see in the example of David; who, when he had need, and was thereupon driven to seek relief of Abiathar the high priest, went into the temple of God; and made no scruple to eat of that shew bread, which was consecrated to sacred use, and therefore was not lawful to be eaten of any but the priests only.
III. 22. He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils. See Matthew xii. 24.
III. 26. And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end. See Matthew xii. 26.
III. 28. All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: See Matt. xii. 31.
III. 34, 35. Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoerer shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and my mother. See Matthew xii. 49, 50.
IV. 11. Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables : See Matthew xiii. 11.
IV. 12. That seeing they may see, &c. See Matthew xiii. 13.
IV. 21. Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a cundlestick? See Matthew v. 15.
IV. 22. For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; fc. See Matthew x. 26.
IV. 25. For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath. See Matthew xiii. 12.
IV. 31. It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth. See Matthew xii. 31, 32.
V. 39. The damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. See Matt. ix. 24.
VI. 1. And came into his own country. See Matthew xü. 54.
VI. 2. Whence hath this man these things ? See Matt. xiii. 54.
VI. 3. Is not this the carpenter fc. See Matthew xiii. 55.
VI. 5. And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
And he could not abide to do any great miracles there among them, because of their infidelity.
VI. 8,9. And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse : But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats. See Matthew x. 9, 10.
VI. 10. In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place. See Matthew x. 11.
VI. 11. Shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. See Matthew x. 14, 15.
VI. 13. And anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.
And, as a sign extraordinarily appointed by God for the miraculous cure of the diseased, they anointed the sick with oil, in very great multitudes, and healed them.
VI. 20. For Herod feared John, &c. For Herod had an awful and reverent conceit of John, know. ing that he was a just and holy man.
VII. 5. Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands? See Matt.
VII. 7. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
See Matthew xv. 9. VII. 11. If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; fc. See Matthew xv. 5.
VII. 15. There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him : &c. See Matthew xv. 11.
VII. 26. The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation.
The woman was a Gentile; born in those coasts of Tyre and Sidon, which were in Syrophenicia.
VIII. 15. The leaven of the Pharisees. See Matthew xvi. 6.
mering, of men walking, which to me like unto trees.
VIII. 33. Get thee behind me, Satan : for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men. See Matthew xvi. 23.
IX. 1. Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come. See Matthew xvi. 28.
IX. 13. Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, fc. See Matthew xi. 14.
IX. 19. O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall &c. ? See Matthew xvii. 17.
IX. 29. This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting. See Matthew xvii. 21.
IX. 37. Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever receiveth me,
receiveth dc. See Matthew xviii. 5.
IX. 39. Forbid him not : for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.
Forbid them not: there is no reason to inhibit them that are well affected to us : If they make use of my Name in ejecting devils, it appears they have an honourable conceit of my power; at least they cannot open their mouths in disgrace of me, who do improve my Name to miraculous purposes.
IX. 40. For he that is not against us is on our part.
Neither is it for you to set yourselves against them, that make no opposition to us : for, of those that are lookers on, such as make no head against us, do in a sort make for us, in that they oppose us not. · It is not to be expected, that all should follow our train : in this common hostility of the world, those, that do not attend us, yet, if they side not against us, are worthy to be favourably entertained.
IX. 42. And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone &c. See Matthew xviii. 6.
IX. 43. And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to fc. See Matthew v. 29, 30.
IX. 49. For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.
That ye may avoid that unquenchable and eternal fire, see and provide carefully that ye may be seasoned with the fire and salt of God's Spirit: for, as no sacrifice of the law is accepted of God, unless it be first seasoned with salt, and so pass the fire; so no soul can hope to be graciously received of him, which is not wrought upon by the wholesome acrimony of due mortification.