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MANY: [L.] because many Devils were entered into him. [Mr.] And he befought him much that he would not send them away out of the Country, and [L.] that he would not command them to go out into the Deep. [M.] And there was a good way off from them, [Mr.] nigh unto the Mountains, a great Herd (M.] of many [L.] Swine feeding on the Mountain : [Mr.] And all the Devils besought him, saying, (M.] If thou caft us out, fuffer us to go away into the Herd of Swine. [Mr.] And forthwith Jesus gave them Leave; and he said unto them, Go; and the unclean Spirits, L. Devils, went out of the Man, [Mr.] and entred into the Swine : [M.] and behold, the whole Herd of Swine ran violently down a fteep Place into the Sea, and perished in the Waters. [Mr.] They were about two thousand, and were choked in the Sea. [L.) When they that fed [Mr.] the Swine [L.] saw what was done, they fled, [M.] and went their ways into the City, [Mr.) and told it in the City, and in the Country, (M.) and what was befallen to the Poffefsed of DEVILS. And behold, the whole City came out to meet Jesus, [Mr.] and they went out to see what it was that was done. And they come to Jesus, and see him that was poffeffed with the Devil, [L] and found the Man out of whom the DEVILs were departed, [Mr.] and had the LEGION, fitting, and cloathed, and in his RIGHT MIND, [L.] at the Feet of Jesus, [Mr.] and they were afraid. And they that saw it, told them how it befel to him that was pofseffed with the Devil, [L.] by what Means he was made whole; [Mr.) and also concerning the Swine. [M.] And when they saw him, (L.) then the whole Multitude of the Country of the Gadarenes round about, [Mr.] began to pray him, [M.] that he would depart out of their Coafts; L.] for they were taken with great Fear. And he went up into the Ship, and returned back again : [Mr.] And when he was come into the Ship, he that had been poffeffed with the Devil, [L.] the Man out of whom the Devils were DEPARTED, befought him that he might be with HIM. [Mr.] Howbeit, Jesus suffered him not, [L.] but sent him away, saying, Return to thine own House, (Mr.] to thy Friends, and shew how GREAT THINGS the LORD (L.) GOD [Mr.] hath done for thee, and hath bad COMPASSION on ihee. (L.) And he went his way, and published throughout the whole City, [Mr.] and began to publish in Decapolis, how GREAT THINGS Jefus had done for him : And all Men did marvel.

A dumb Man pollessed of a Devil, is


Mart. ix. AS they went out, behold, they brought to

32, 33. A him a DUMB Man pofseffed with a Devil. And when the Devil was cast out, the Dumb SPAKE, and the Multitudes marvelled, saying, It was NEVER LO SEEN in Ifrael.

CHRIST casteth a Devil out of a lunatick

Man, which the Disciples could not caft out.

Luke ix. 37. Mark ix. 14. Matt. xvii. 14. [L.) AND it came to pass, that on the next Day, when

they were come down from the Hill, [Mr.) and when he came to his Disciples, he saw a great Multitude about them, and the Scribes questioning with them. And straightway all the People, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed : and (L.) much People met him, [Mr.) and running to him, faluted him. (M.] And when they were come to the Multitude, (Mr.] he asked the Scribes, What question ye with them? [...] And behold, (M.) there came to him a certain Man ÎL.) of the Company (M.) kneeling down to him, and he [Mr.] answered and iMj cried out, saying, [1.] Lord, (Mr.] Master, I have brought unto thee my Son, which hath a dumb SPIRIT: (L.) I befeech thee look upon my Son, for he is mine only Child: [M.) Haye Mercy on my Son, for he is lunatick, and fore vexed : for oft-times he falleth into the Fire, and oft into the Water ; (L.) and lo, a SPIRIT taketh him ; [Mr.) and wherefoever he taketh him, [L.] he suddenly CRIETH out, and he TEARETH him, that he roAMETH again; [Mr.) and gnasheth with his Teeth, and pineth away, (L.) and BRUISING him, hardly DEPARTETH from him. [M.] And I brought him to thy Disciples, (L.) and I be

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fought thy Disciples to cast him out, (Mr) and I fpake to thy Disciples that they should cast him out, and they could not [M. cure him. Then fesus answered and said, O FAITHless and perverse Generation, how long shall í be with you ? how long shall I suffer you ? Bring him, (L.) thy Son hither [Mr.] unto me. And they brought him unto him: [L.) And as he was yet a coming, (Mr.] and when he saw him, straightway (L.) the Devil threw him down, and tare him; [Mr.] and he fell on the Ground, and wallowed, foaming. And he asked his Father, How long is it ago fince this came unto him? And he said, Of a Child : And oft-times it hath cast him into the FIRE, and into the WATERS TO DESTROY him. But if thou canst do any thing, have COMPASSION upon us, and help us. Ferus said unto him, If thou canst BELIEVE, all Things are POSSIBLE to him that BELIEVETH. And straightway the Father of the Child cried out, Lord, I BELIEVE ; help thou mine Unbelief. When Jesus saw that the People came running together, he REBUKED the FOUL SPIRIT, faying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf Spirit, I charge thee come out of him, and enter no more into him. And the SPIRIT cried, and RENT him fore, and came out of him : and he was as one DEAD; infomuch that many said, He is dead. But Jefus took him by the Hand, and lifted him up, (L.) and healed the Child, [Mr.] and he arose : (M) and the Child was CURED from that very Hour, (L.) and he delivered him again unto his Father. And they were all AMAZED at the MIGHTY Power of God. [Mr. And when he was come into the House, [M.) then came Mr.) his Disciples [M.] to Jesus apart, (Mr.] and asked him privately, (M.) and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Feries said unto them, Because of your UNBELIEF : for verily I say unto you, If you have faith as a Grain of Mustard-feed, ye shall say unto this Mountain, Remove hence to yonder Place, and it shall remove ; and nothing shall be unpoffible unto you. Howbeit this Kind [Mr.j can come forth by nothing but by PRAYER and Fasting.

GHRIST casts out a Devil; and confirms

it to be done by a Divine Power.

Luke AND he was casting out a Devil, and it was xi. 14. I DUMB. And it came to pass when the Devil was gone out, the Dumb fpake: and the People wondred. But some of them said, He casteth out Devils through Beelzebub, the Chief of the Devils. And others tempting him, sought of him a Sign from Heaven. But be KNOWING their THOUGHTS, said unto them, Every Kingdom divided against itself is brought to Desolation : and a House divided against a House, falleth. If SATAN also be divided againft himself, how shall his Kingdom stand? Because ye say that I caft out Devils through Beelzebub. And if I' by Beelzebub cast out Devils, by whom do your Sons caft them out? Therefore shall they be your Judges. But if I with the FINGER of God cast out Devils, no doubt the KINGDOM of God is come upon you. When a ftrong Man armed keepeth his Palace, his Goods are in Peace. But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, be taketh from him all his Armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his Spoils. He that is not with me, is against me; and be that gathereth not with (a) Heb. vi. 4. For it is impossible me, scattereth. (a) When for those who were once Eniigat. the unclean Spirit is gone New), and have TASTED of the out of a Man, he walketh

heavenly Gift, and were made

1 PARTAKERS of the Holy GHOST, through dry Places, seeking 5. And have TASTED the good Reft. and finding none, he WORD of God, and the POWERS faith, I will return unto my

of the World to come;

6. If they fhall FALL away, to House whence I came out. renew them again unto RETENAnd when he cometh, he TANCE : seeing they CRUCIFY to findeth it swept and garnish

ith themselves the Son of God afresh,

and put him to an open Shame. ed. Then goeth he, and tak- 2 Pet. ii. 20. For if after they cth to him feven other Spi- have ESCAPED the POLLUTIONS rits more wicked than him- of the World, through the KNOW

LEDGE of the Lord and Saviar felf, and they enter in, and Jerrus Christ, they are again INTANdwell there : And the last oled therein, and OVERCOME ; State of that Man is worse the LATTER END is worfe with

them than the BEGINNING. than the first.

21. For it had been better for

them not to have KNOWN the Way of RIGHTEOUSNESS, than after they have KNOWN ir, to turn from the UCLY COMMANDMENT delivered unto them.


Our Saviour's Discourse of the Blessed

ness of those that hear the Word of God, and keep it; and the Judgment that mould come upon the Impenitent, and those that reject the Light of the Gospel.

Luke AND it came to pass as he spake these Things, a xi. 27.6 certain Woman of the Company lift up her Voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the Womb that bare thee, and the Paps which thou hast fucked. But he said, Yea, rather bleffed are they that hear the WORD of God, and keep it. And when the People were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil Generation : they seek a Sign, and there shall no Sign be given it, but the Sign of fonas the Prophet. For as Jonas was a Sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of Man (a) Heb. ii. 1. Therefore we oughc be to this Generation. (a) to give the more earnest Heed to

the Things which we have HEARD, The Queen of the South Thall left at any time we should let them rise up in Judgment with the slir. Men of this Generation, and 2. For if the Word spoken by

ANGELS was stedfast, and every condemn them : for ine caruc TRANSGRESSION and Disobedience condemn them : for she came from the utmost Parts of the received a Just RECOMPENSE of Earth to hear the Wisdom Reward ; of Solomon ; and behold, a NEGLECT so great SALVATION,

3. How shall we escape if we greater than Solomon is here. which at the firit began to be spoThe Men of Nineve shall ken by the Lord, and was confirmrise up in JUDGMENT with unto us by them that HEARD

him. this Generation, and shall ** condemn it: for they RE- (b) 1 John i. s. This then is the

of Mcílage which we have heard of PENTED at the Preaching of

him, and declare unto you, that fonas; and behold, a great. God is Light, and in hini is no er than fonas is here. (b) Darkness at all. No Man when he hath light 6. If we say that we have FEL.

LOwship with him, and walk in ed a Candle, putteth it in a DARKNESS, we lye, and do not the secret Place, neither under a Truth : Bushel; but on a Candlestick, 7. But if we walk in the Ligur

as he is in the LIGHT, we have that they which come in Fellowship one with another, and may


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