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LUKE VIII. 22 candlestick? For there is nothing it on a candlestick, that they which
hid, which shall not be inanifested; 17 enter in may see the light. For no
neither was any thing kept secret, thing is secret, that shall not be 23 but that it should come abroad. If made manifest; neither any thing
any man have ears to hear, let him hid, that shall not be known and 24 hear. And he saith unto them, Take 18 come abroad. Take heed therefore
heed what ye hear: with what mea- how ye hear: for whosoever hath, sure ye mete, it shall be measured to to him shall be given; and whosó
you : and unto you that hear shall ever hath not, from him shall be 25 more be given. For he that hath,' taken even that which he seemeth
to him shall be given; and he that to have. (See in $ 50.]
$ 55. PARABLE OF THE TARES. OTHER PARABLES.--Near Capernaum ?
MATT. XIII. 24-53. 24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven 25 is likened unto man which sowed good seed in his field: but while men
slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his 26 way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then 27 appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said
unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field ? from whence then 28 hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The sery29 ants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But
he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat 30 with them. Let both grow together until the harvest : and in the time of
harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them : but gather the wheat into my barn.
MARK IV. 26–34. 26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed 27 into the ground; and should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed 28 should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth
forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in 29 the ear. But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in
the sickle, because the harvest is 31 Another parable put he forth unto 30 And he said, Whereunto shall we
them, saying, The kingdom of liken the kingdom of God? or with heaven is like to a grain of mus- what comparison shall we compare
tard seed, which a man took, and 31 it? It is like a grain of mustard 32 sowed in his field: which indeed is seed, which, when it is sown in the
the least of all seeds : but when it earth, is less than all the seeds that is grown, it is the greatest among 32 be in the earth : but when it is sown, herbs, and becometh a tree, so that it groweth up, and becometh greater
the birds of the air come and lodge than all herbs, and shooteth out 33 in the branches thereof. Another great branches, so that the fowls of
parable spake he unto them; The the air may lodge under the shadow kingdom of heaven is like unto of it. leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till
the whole was leavened. 34 All these things spake Jesus unto 33 And with many such parables
the multitude in parables; and with- spake he the word unto them, as
out a parable spake he not unto 34 they were able to hear it. But with35 them : that it might be fulfilled out a parable spake he not unto
which was spoken by the prophet, them; and when they were alone,
foundation of the world.
disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares 37 of the field. He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good 38 seed is the Son of man;2 the field is the world; the good seed are the chil
dren of the kingdom ; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 39 the enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the 40 world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered 41 and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son
of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom 42 all things that offend, and them which do iniquity, and shall cast them into 43 a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall
the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who
hath ears to hear, let him hear. 44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the
which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and
selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. 45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly 46 pearls: who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold
all that he had, and bought it. 47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the 48 sea, and gathered of every kind: which, when it was full
, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad 49 away. So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, 50 and sever the wicked from among the just, and shall cast them into the
furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say 52 unto him, Yea, Lord. Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe
which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is
an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old. 53 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he de
parted thence. [See in § 61.]
THE TEMPEST STILLED.
56. JESUS DIRECTS TO CROSS THE LAKE. INCIDENTS.
Sea of Galilee.
MATT. VIII. 18—27.
LUKE VIII. 22-25.
when the even was on a certain day, that him, he gave com- come,» he saith unto he went into a ship mandment to depart them, Let us pass over with his disciples : and
unto the other side. unto the other side. he said unto them, Let 19 And a certain scribe
us go over unto the came, and said unto
other side of the lake. 1 Psa. 78. 2.
80]. It is however put in this section in Robin2 Comp. Dan. 7. 1S.
son's Harmony, because he thinks that two in3 Mark here fixes the order of time, “the same cidents so similar cannot well be supposed to day at evening." Very similar to Matt. 8. 19-22 have occurred. The conversation takes place as is the incident related by Luke, ch. 9. 57–62, but our Lord was on his way from the house (Matt. 13. which is in a wholly different connexion (see § | 36) to the boat.
MATT. VIII. him, Master, I will
follow thee whitherso20 ever thou goest. And
Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man' hath not
where to lay his head. 21 And another of his disciples said
unto him, Lord, suffer me
first to go and bury my 22 father. But Jesus said
unto him, Follow me; 36 And when they had and let the dead bury sent away the multitheir dead.
tude, they took him 23 And when he was even as he was in the And they launch
entered into a ship, his ship. And there were 23 ed forth. But as they
disciples followed him. also with him other sailed he fell asleep: 24 And, behold, there a- 37 little ships. And there and there came down rose a great tempest in arose a great storm of a storm of wind on the sea,
insomuch that wind, and the waves lake; and they were the ship was covered beat into the ship, so filled with water, and
with the waves : but he that it was now full. were in jeopardy. 25 was asleep. And his 38 And he was in the 24
And disciples came to him, hinder part of the ship, they came to him, and and awoke him, say- asleep on a pillow : awoke him, saying,
ing, Lord, save us: we and they awake him, Master, master, 26 perish. And he saith and say unto him, Mas- perish. Then he arose,
unto them, Why are ter, carest thou not and rebuked the wind ye fearful, o ye of 39 that we perish? And and the raging of the little faith? Then he he arose, and rebuked
water: and they ceasarose, and rebuked
the wind, and said un- ed, and there was a the winds and the sea; to the sea, Peace, be calm. and there was a great
still. And the wind calm.
ceased, and there was
he said unto them,
have Where is your faith? 27 But the men marvel- 41 no faith? And they And they being afraid
led, saying, What man- feared exceedingly, wondered, saying one ner of man is this, that and said ne to an- to another, What maneven the winds and the other, What manner ner of man is this ! for sea obey him!
of man is this, that he commandeth even even the wind and the
the winds and water, sea obey him?
and they obey him.
1 The Son of man : this name is often applied to himself by Christ, with reference to Dan. 7. 13, 14 (comp. Rev. 1. 13), to indicate that he was the Messiah, found in fashion as a man, but destined to have supreme and universal dominion (Phil. 2.
6–11). Perhaps this name was chosen to indicate also, that Christ was the son of Adam (man) who was to bruise the serpent's head and become the second Adam (comp. 1 Cor. 15. 47).
$ 57. THE TWO DEMONIACS OF GADARA.-S. E. coast of the sea of Galilee. MATT. VIII. 28-34. IX. 1.
MARK V. 1-21.
LUKE VIII. 26–40. 28 And when he was 1 And they came over 26 And they arrived at
come to the other side unto the other side of the country of the Gainto the country of the the sea, into the coun- darenes, which is over Gergesenes,' there met try of the Gadarenes. 27 against Galilee. And him two possessed with 2 And when he was come when he went forth to devils, coming out of out of the ship, imme- land, there met him the tombs, exceeding diately there met him out of the city a certain fierce, so that no man out of the tombsa a man man, which had devils might pass by that with an unclean spirit, long time, and ware no way. 3 who had his dwelling
clothes, neither abode among the tombs; and
in any house, but in no man could bind the tombs.
him, no, not with
he had been often
any man tame him.
day, he was in the
ting himself with
saw Jesus afar off, he 28 When he saw Jesus,
ran and worshipped he cried out, and fell
7 him, and cried with a down before him, and 29 And, behold, they loud voice, and said, with a loud voice said,
cried out, saying, What What have I to do What have I to do with have we to do with with thee, Jesus, thou thee, Jesus, thou Son of thee, Jesus, thou Son of Son of the most high God most high? I beGod? art thou come God? I adjure thee seech thee, torment hither to torment us by God, that thou tor- 29 me not. (For he had before the time? 8 ment me not. For he commanded the un
said unto him, Come clean spirit to come out of the man, thou un- out of the man.
For 9 clean spirit. And he oftentimes it
had asked him, What is caught him: and he thy
name? And he was kept bound with
answered, saying, My chains and in fetters; " Origen says that a city Gergesa anciently that is, the fuller account comprises the shorter ; stood on the eastern shore of the lake of Tiberias, the shorter does not contradict the fuller. SomeOpp. IV. p. 140. Gadara was a larger city, whose thing peculiar in the circumstances or character of district or jurisdiction apparently extended to the one of the persons, rendered him more prominent, lake, and included Gergesa. In Matt. 8. 28, and led the two former evangelists to speak of him Greisbach and Knapp read Gerasenes, and Scholz particularly. But their language does not exclude Gadarenes.
another. See Bibliotheca Sacra, 1845. No. I. p. 169. Mark and Luke speak of only one demoniac; ? Out of the tombs: these are, in the East, either Matthew of two. Here the maxim of Le Clerc excavations in rocky cliffs and hills, or like our holds true : Qui plura narrat, pauciora complec- vaults, and hence easily serving for shelters and titur; qui pauciora memorat, plura non negat; | lurking-places.
name is Legion: for and he brake the bands, 10 we are many. And he and was driven of the
besought him much devil into the wilderthat he would not send 30 ness.) And Jesus askthem away out of the ed him, saying, What country.
is thy name? And he said, Legion : because
many devils were en31 tered into him. And
they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the
deep. 30 And there
a 11 Now there was there 32 And there was there good way off from
nigh unto the moun- an herd of many swine them an herd of many tains a great herd of feeding on the moun31 swine feeding. So the 12 swine feeding. And all tain: and they be
devils besought him, the devils besought sought him that he saying, If thou cast us him, saying, Send us would suffer them to out, suffer us to go into the swine, that we enter into them. And away into the herd of may enter into them.
he suffered them. 32 swine. And he said 13 And forth with Jesus
unto them, Go. And gave them leave. And 33 Then went the devils when they were come theunclean spiritswent out of the man, and out, they went into the out, and entered into entered into the swine: herd of swine: and, the swine: and the herd and the herd ran viobehold, the whole herd
ran violently down a lently down a steep of swine ran violently steep place into the place into the lake, down a steep place into sea, (they were about
and were choked.1 the sea, and perished two thousand;) and in the waters."
were choked in the sea.' 33 And they that kept 14 And they that fed 34 When they that fed
them fled, and went the swine fled, and them saw what was their ways into the city, told it in the city, and done, they fled, and and told every thing, in the country. And went and told it in the and what was befallen they went out to see city and in the country.
to the possessed of the what it was that was 35 Then they went out to 34 devils. And, behold, 15 done. And they come see what was done;
the whole city came to Jesus, and see him and came to Jesus, and out to meet Jesus : that was possessed with found the man, out of
the devil, and had the whom the devils were legion, sitting, and departed, sitting at the clothed, and in his feet of Jesus, clothed,
right mind: and they and in his right mind: 16 were afraid. And they and they were afraid.
that saw it told them 36 They also which saw it how it befell to him told them by what that was possessed with means he that was pos the devil, and also sessed of the devils was
1 The owners of the swine were probably Jews, bours for the sake of gain. But yet the mercy in for our Lord as yet confined his ministry to that this wonderful transaction far outweighed the people (comp. Matt. 10. 5, 6); and the loss inay judgment, for it brought relief to the possessed therefore have been inflicted on them, as a pun- man, and rid the neighbourhood of a great source ishment for trading in swine's flesh, which they of terror and annoyance (Matt. 8. 28), while it adwere strictly forbidden to eat themselves, and, monished the Jews against violating the spirit, if by implication, to provide for their Gentile neighs not the letter, of the law, through love of gain.