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8 (5) Sléwly and sadly we laid him down,
—) “,O unexpected stroke, worse than of Death!
5 Quiet though sad, the respite of that day
Into a lower world, to this obscure
i 5) Oh! my ofi‘ence is rank, it smells to heaven; t bath the primal, eldest curse upon ’t, A brother’s murder!—Pmy I cannot, Though inclination be as sharp as ’twill, 5 My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent: And like a man to double business bound, I stand in pause ~where I shall first begin, . And both neglect. (°) What if this cursed hand “ Were thicker than itself with brother’s blood; 1 10 Is there not rain enough in the sweet heavens To wash it white as snow? Whereto serves mercy, But to confront the visage of offence? And what ’s in prayer, but this two-fold force,
To be forestalled, ere we come to fall,
15 Or pardon’d being downP—Then I’ll look imp;
Q0 My crown, mine own ambition, and my queen.
25 Buys out the law: but ’tis not, so above:
Be soft as sinews of the new born babe!
1. MATT. min—22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. ‘23. And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up Into a, mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was corne, he was there alone. 24 But the ship wasnow in the rmdst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wmd was contrary, 25 And in the fourth watch of the night, Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, 1t 18 a a irit; and they cried out for fear. 27 But straightway
esus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is ‘_I; be not afraid. 28 And Peter answered hlm and stud, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee 0n the wa. ter. 29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, L6rd, sdve me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, 0 thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt ? 32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. 33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
2. MATT. xvn.—14 And when they werecome to the multitude, there came to him a certain man kneeling down to him, and saying, 15 Lord, have mercy on my son; for he is lunatic and sore vexed, for oft-times he falleth into the fire, and oil: into the water. 16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. 17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? Bring him hither to ml. 18 And Jesus rebuked the devil, and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. 19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not wé cast him out? 20 And Jesus said to them, Because of your unbelitff: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard-seed, ye shall say unto this mduntain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shrill remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
3. MATT. mum—Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. 24 And when he had begun to reckon, one ' was brought unto him which owed him ten thousand talents. 25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him'to be sold, and his wife and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. 96 The servant therefore fell down and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with mé, and I will pay thee all. 27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and for
ave him the debt. 28 But the same servant went out, and ound one of his fellow-servants, which owed him an hun
dred pence; and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, de me that thou owest. 29 And his fellow-servant fell down at his feet, and besought him, say.in'g, Have patience with mé, and I will pay thee an. 30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. 31 So when his fellow-servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. 32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, 0 thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desirest me: 33 Shouldst not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant even as I had pity on thee?
4. BIA'r'r. JUL—25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise do— minion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. 26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; 27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28 Even as the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. 29 And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.
30 And behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jésus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mérc on us, 0 Lord, thou son of David. 81 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mé'rcy on us, 0 Lord, thou son of David. 32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall dd un— to you? 33 They sa unto him, Lord, that our éyes may be opened. 84 So esus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight and they followed him.
5. MATT. mun—93 And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people; came unto him, as he was teaching, and said, by what: authority doest thou these things? and who gdve thee this authority? 24 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things. 25 The baptism of John, whence was it? from héaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him? 26 But if we shall say Of men; we fear the people: for all hold John as a prophet. 27 And they answered Jesus and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
98 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to-day in my vineyard. 29 He answered and said I will not; but afterward he repented, and went. 30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered, I go, sir; and went not. Whether of them twain did the will of his fa-_ ther? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and harlots go into the kingdom of God before you
6. MATT. xxv.-—31 When the Son of Man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels withhim, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 32 And before him shall be gathered all nations; and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 83 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the lefi. 34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Crime, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; 85 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was astranger, and ye took me in: 86 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye viited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee 'drink? 38 When. saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily, I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my bre'thren, ye have done it unto mé. 41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depdrt from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 For I was an hungered, and ye