Synoptic Gospels keyed to Henry Burton Sharman, Records of the Life of Jesus, §§ 122-131
(Mat 21-22 | Mar 11:1-12:37 | Luk 19-20)

§122 (Luk 19:1-10)     index     qtext

§123 (Mat 25:14-30 | Luk 19:11-28)     index     qtext

§124 (Mat 21:1-11 | Mar 11:1-11 | Luk 19:29-44)     index     qtext

§126 (Mat 21:12-17 | Mar 11:15-19 | Luk 19:45-48)     index     qtext

§125,127-129B (Mat 21:18-32, §37X 6:14f | Mar 11:12-14, 20-33 | Luk 20:1-8)     index     qtext

§129C-K (Mat 21:33-46 | Mar 12:1-12 | Luk 20:9-19, 41I 7:29-30)     index     qtext

§129L-P (Mat 22:1-14 | §103 E-H Luk 14:16-24)     index     qtext

§130A-D (Mat 22:15-22 | Mar 12:13-17 | Luk 20:20-26)     index     qtext

§130 E-K (Mat 22:23-33 | Mar 12:18-27 | Luk 20:27-40)     index     qtext

§130L-Q, 131 (Mat 22:34-46 | Mar 12:28-37 | §83A Luk 10:25-28, 20:41-43)     index     qtext

§133 (Mar 12:41-44 | Luk 21:1-4)

§122 (Luk 19:1-10)

Luk 19:1 And[G: Now when] Jesus entered and passed[BT: he entered in and went] through Jericho.     qtext

Luk 19:2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief [G: the chief receiver; T: a ruler] among the publicans, and he was rich [BT: +also].

Luk 19:3 And he sought [B: sought means; T: made means] to see Jesus who he was [GBT: who (BT: what) he should be]; and could not for the press, because he was little of [GT: of a low] stature.

Luk 19:4 And [GT: Wherefore] he ran before, and climbed [T: ascended] up into a sycomore [GBT: wild fig] tree to [G: that he might] see him: for he was to pass [GT: should come; B: was to come] that [T: +same] way.

Luk 19:5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus [BT: Zache], make haste, and come down [GB: come down at once; T: at once come down]; for to day I must abide at thy house.

Luk 19:6 And he made haste, and came down [GBT: came down hastily], and received him joyfully.

Luk 19:7 And when they saw it, they all [GB: all saw it, they] murmured [T: grouched], saying, That he was [T: He is] gone to be guest [GBT: gone in to lodge (BT: tarry)] with a man that is a sinner [G: sinful man].

Luk 19:8 And Zacchaeus stood [GBT: +forth], and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation [GB: taken from any man by forged calculation; T: done any man wrong], I restore him fourfold.

[restore fourfold: cf 2 Sam 12:6]     qtext

Luk 19:9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation [T: health] come to this house, forsomuch as he [T: it] also is [GBT: +become] a son [G: the son; BT: the child] of Abraham.     qtext

Luk 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.


(Luk 19:1-10) DFR 77

(Luk 19:1-6) JN3: 587 (MS)

(Luk 19:6f) EQ 60

(Luk 19:7) JN2: 455; IP1: 203

(Luk 19:8) JN1: 231, 275

[cf 2 Sam 12:6]

(Luk 19:9) GFJN 41; GF4: 47; LB (H1); JN1: 219 (GF)

[Luk 19:10 cf Ezek 34:16]


(Luk 19:1-10)

DFR 77 (1774): Do what thou canst to set a good example to thy children and neighbors, in relation to the emancipation of thy slaves; for the day is hastening over, and it would be a dreadful thing to die and leave all thy colored people in slavery to thy posterity. It would be better to leave thy children beggars! Remember Zaccheus; he was made willing to restore four-fold to any he had wronged, beside giving half his goods to the poor; and Jesus said to him, "this day has salvation come to thy house. [Luk 19:1-10]"

(Luk 19:8)

JN1:275 (1654): And cease your stealing, you thieves that have found other ways to climb up, and not in at the door by which the saints have always entered [John 10:1], for all that come in at the door witness against you and your stolen words and forms; and ... judgment is coming against you, and you shall restore fourfold all that you have stolen [2 Sam 12:6, Luk 19:8] and shall be brought to poverty for all your riches, and you first shall be last of all [Mat 20:16].

(Luk 19:9)

GFJN 41 (16–): .... the head sheriff, whose name was John Reckless, sent for me [from prison] to his house. And when I came in, his wife met me in the hall, and said, "Salvation is come to our house." [Luk 19:9] And she took me by the hand, and was much wrought upon by the power of the Lord God, and her husband; and all their family were wrought upon by the power of the Lord, and they believed in the Truth....


§123 ( §136 H-Q Mat 25:14-30 | Luk 19:11-28)

Luk 19:11 And as [G: whiles] they heard these things, he added [G: contintued] and spake a parable [T: thereto a similitude], because he was nigh [G: near] to Jerusalem, and because [GT: +also] they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.

Luk 19:12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and [G: +so; T: +then] to return [GBT: come again].

Luk 19:13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds [GB: pieces of money], and said [BT: saying] unto them, Occupy [T: buy and sell] till I come.

Luk 19:14 But [G: Now] his citizens hated him, and sent a message [G: an ambassage; T: messengers] after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.     qtext

Luk 19:15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having [GT: when he was come again, and had; B: that when he had] received the [GBT: his] kingdom, then [G: that; B: and returned; T omits] he commanded these [G: the] servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the [GT: gave his] money, that he might know how much [T: to wit what] every man had gained by trading [G: gained; B: done in occupying; T: done].

Luk 19:16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound [GB: piece] hath gained [GT: increased] ten pounds [GB: pieces; T: pound].

Luk 19:17 And he said unto him, Well, thou [GT omit] good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have [GT: take] thou authority over ten cities.     qtext

Luk 19:18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound [GB: piece] hath gained [GT: increased] five pounds [GB: pieces; T: pound].

Luk 19:19 And he said likewise to him [GBT: to the same he said], Be thou also [GBT: +ruler] over five cities.

Luk 19:20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is [G: behold; T: behold here] thy pound [GB: piece], which I have kept laid up [GB: laid up; T: kept] in a napkin:     qtext

Luk 19:21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere [GBT: a straight] man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.

Luk 19:22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked [G: O evil; BT: thou evil] servant. Thou knewest [B: Knewest thou] that I was an austere [GBT: am a straight] man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:     qtext

Luk 19:23 Wherefore then [B: And wherefore] gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own [G: it] with usury [GBT: vantage]?

Luk 19:24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound [GB: that piece; T: that pound], and give it to [GT omit] him that hath ten pounds [GB: pieces; T: pound].

Luk 19:25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds [GB: pieces; T pound].)

Luk 19:26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath [GT: all them that have, it] shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him [B: shall be taken away even that he hath].

Luk 19:27 But [GBT: Moreover] those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.     qtext

Luk 19:28 And when he had thus spoken, he went before [GBT: went (T: proceeded) forth before], ascending up to Jerusalem.


(Luk 19:12-27 | cf Mat 25:14-30) GF6: 359

(Luk 19:14) GF3: 372, 481; GF4: 109; GF6: 43, 449, 486, 487; MFU 228; JN1: 43, 265; JN2: 244, 585; JN3: 734 (GF); IP3: 258; HPS 138, 304; 389, 392 (EB), 457 (MF) [cf 1 Sam 8:7]

(Luk 19:17 | cf Mat 25:21,23) IP3: 178; IP4: 16; EQ 185; WTG 362 (AM); DFR 54

(Luk 19:20-24 | cf Mat 25:24-29) IP4: 204

(Luk 19:20) GF8: 292 [405]; HPS 524; WPR 138, 307; WPT 94, 123, 301; JSS 23 [cf Mat 25:18,25]

(Luk 19:22) GF4: 20; JN1: 490; JN2: 157, 457, 593, 596; JN3: 306, 319

(Luk 19:23) WPT 301

(Luk 19:27) JN3: 704n (RR); IP1: 44


(Luk 19:14)

[Other references to Luke 19:14: GF6:449 (under Rev 17:15-18), 486 (Luk 1:33), GF6:487 (John 6:15), JN2:585 (Heb 13:8), IP3:258 (Mat 25:24-30), HPS 304 (Luk 12:46), HPS 392 (John 8:24)]

GF4:109 (1656): Who is it that dare limit the Holy One of Israel [Psa 78:41]? For the light is the same in the male, and in the female, which cometh from Christ, he by whom the world was made [John 1:3], and so Christ is one in all, and not divided [1 Cor 1:13]; and who is it that dare stop Christ’s mouth? that now is come to reign in his sons and daughters, Christ in the male, and Christ in the female [Gal 3:28]? and you that will not have him to reign in the female as well as the male, you are against scripture, and will not have him to reign over you [Luk 19:14]....

HPS 138 (Dorothy White, 1662): in everlasting glory hath the King of Saints appeared unto the sons of men, and before him goeth a consuming fire [Deut 9:3], to burn up and destroy all that would not that he should reign whose right it is [Luk 19:14/Ezek 21:27]....

(cf Mat 25:21,13 | Luk 19:17)

IP3:178 (1668): He that is faithful to the light of the Spirit (and to the discerning that is thereby) in the little [Luk 19:17], he shall receive more, he shall have his light and discerning thereby increased, as his need requireth. But he that stands disputing, and would have all his way made clear to him, before he sets one step in it; he is far from becoming that child, which the Father teaches, and administereth an entrance into the kingdom to [Mat 18:3].

WTG 362 (Ann Moore, 1761): And though this for which I was so nearly tried, was but a small thing, yet if we are not faithful in a little, more will not be committed to our trust [Luk 19:17].

DFR 54 (17–) : I had a sight that, if I were obedient to my duty, I might be made a useful member of the church, and as a pillar in God’s house [Rev 3:12]; but having so long rebelled, I now had no reason to expect that I should be as useful as I might have been, had I rendered early obedience to the heavenly call. However, it appeared necessary, if little were committed to my care, to be faithful in that little [Luk 19:17].

( Luk 19:20)

[Other references to Luk 19:20: GF8:292 (under Mat 5:15), HPS 524 (Mat 25:1-13)]

WPR 307 (1674): I say, what else can be the tendency of this kind of doctrine against the sufficiency of the Light within, than that the gift of God is not perfect [Jas 1:17], or able, because men don’t obey it: and that the talent God has given to all, is therefore insufficient for the end to which it is given, because man hides it in a napkin [Luk 19:20]?

(Luk 19:22)

GF4:20 (1653): here thou shalt be condemned with the light [John 3:19f], and judged with the light out of thy own mouth [Luk 19:22]; this light will let thee see all thy hard speeches, thy venomous thoughts, thy evil intentions, and covetous desires, which is idolatry [Col 3:5]....

JN2:156f (1656): And thou says, we have here and there a papist lurking to be the chief speaker amongst us. I say, here thou dost manifest thy envy and deceit, to us and the Commonwealth, if thou know such amongst us and do not produce it, then art thou deceitful to the trust of the nation. But if thou know none, then thou art a false accuser [2 Tim 3:3], and out of thy own mouth art thou judged [Luk 19:22] who says we are headed with dissembling friars....

(Luk 19:27)

IP1:44 (1658): Awake! Awake! O ye sons of the apostasy, and of the night! rise up out of the fleshly wisdom, out of the dead fleshly interpretations of scriptures, out of the dead invented forms of worship, and bow to the heir; kiss the Son [Psa 2:12], lest ye feel the force of that dreadful sentence, "Those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me [Luk 19:27]."     qtext


§124 (Mat 21:1-11 | Mar 11:1-11 | Luk 19:29-44)

nigh unto [G: near to] Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives [T: Mount Olivet], then sent Jesus two [T: +of his] disciples,

Mat 21:2 Saying unto them, Go into the village [GBT: town that is (BT: lieth)] over against you, and straightway [GBT: anon] ye shall find an ass tied [GT: bound], and a [T: her] colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.

Mat 21:3 And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them [GBT: let them go].

Mat 21:4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled [T: to fulfill that] which was spoken by the prophet, saying,

Mat 21:5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass [GBT: +used to the yoke].

[cf Zech 9:9]

Mat 21:6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus [G: +had] commanded them,      qtext

Mat 21:7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.

Mat 21:8 And a very great multitude [G: a great mulitude; BT: many of the people] spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.

Mat 21:9 And [GBT: Moreover] the multitudes [GT: people] that went before, and [GT: +they also] that followed [BT: came after], cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is [GT: be] he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

Mat 21:10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?

Mat 21:11 And the multitude [GT: people] said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of [GB: in; T: a city of] Galilee.

Mar 11:1 And when they came nigh [G: near] to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at [G: unto; T: besides] the mount of Olives [T: mount Olivet], he sendeth [GT: sent] forth two of his disciples,

Mar 11:2 And saith unto them, Go your way [GT: ways] into the village [GBT: town that is] over against you: and as soon as ye be entered [G: shall enter] into it, ye shall find a colt tied [BT: bound], whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him [B: +hither].

Mar 11:3 And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this [BT: so]? say ye [GT omit] that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.

Mar 11:4 And they went their way, and found the [GT: a] colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose [GBT: loosed] him.     qtext

Mar 11:5 And [G: Then] certain [BT: divers] of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt?

Mar 11:6 And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded [GT: +them]: and [G: so] they let them go.

Mar 11:7 And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him.

Mar 11:8 And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way.

Mar 11:9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is $[GT: be] he that cometh in the name of the Lord:

Mar 11:10 Blessed be the kingdom of our father David [GBT omit], that cometh in the name of the [BT: him that is] Lord [GBT: +of our father David]: Hosanna in the highest [G: O thou which art in the highest heavens].

Mar 11:11 And Jesus [G: So Jesus; BT: And the Lord] entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked round [G omits] about upon all things, and now the eventide was come [G: it was evening], he went out [G: forth] unto Bethany with the twelve.

Luk 19:29 And it came to pass [T: fortuned], when he was come nigh [G: near] to Bethphage and Bethany, at [GBT: besides] the mount called the mount of Olives [B: the mount which is called Olivet; T: Mount Olivet] , he sent two of his disciples,

Luk 19:30 Saying, Go ye into the village [GBT: into (G: to) the town which is] over against [G: before] you; in the which [G: wherein; B: into the which] at your entering [GBT: as soon as ye are come] ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet [G omits] never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.

Luk 19:31 And if any man ask you, Why do [G omits; T: that] ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because [T: Thus say unto him] the Lord hath need of him.

Luk 19:32 And [G: So; BT omit] they that were sent went their way, and found even [G: it] as he had said unto them.     qtext

Luk 19:33 And as they were loosing [BT: a-loosing] the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?

Luk 19:34 And they said, [BT: +For] The Lord hath need of him.

Luk 19:35 And [G: So] they brought him to Jesus: and they [B omits] cast their garments [BT: raiment] upon the colt, and they [GBT omit] set Jesus thereon.

Luk 19:36 And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.

Luk 19:37 And when he was come nigh, even now [GBT: now come nigh (G: near)] at the descent of [GB: to the going down of; T: where he should go down from] the mount of Olives [BT: Olivet], the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise [GB: to praise; T: to laud] God with a loud voice for all the mighty works [G: great works; BT: miracles] that they had seen;

Luk 19:38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest [G: +places].      qtext

Luk 19:39 And [G: Then] some of the Pharisees from among the multitude [GBT of the company] said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.     qtext

Luk 19:40 And [G: But; BT omit] he answered and [B omits] said unto them, I tell you that, if these should [B omits] hold their peace, [B: +then shall] the stones would immediately cry out [GT: would cry; B: cry].

Luk 19:41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over [G: for; BT: on] it,     qtext

Luk 19:42 Saying, [G: +O] If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the [G: even known at the least in this thy day those; BT: known those] things which belong unto thy peace [B: +even in this thy day; T: +even at this thy time]! but now they are hid from thine eyes.     qtext

Luk 19:43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies [B: +also] shall cast a trench [BT: bank] about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,     qtext

Luk 19:44 And shall lay [GBT: make] thee even with the ground, and thy children within [GBT: which are in] thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another [G: a stone upon a stone]; because thou knewest not the time [G: that season] of thy visitation.     qtext


(Mat 21:1-9 | Mar 11:1-9 | Luk 19:29-37) GF4: 291

(Mat 21:6-9 | Mar 11:4-9 | Luk 19:32-37) GF5: 78; GF7: 186 [195], IP1: 205; EQ 483

(Mat 21:9 | Mar 11:9 | Luk 19:37) JSS 59

[Mar 11:1-9, see Mat 21:1-9]

[Luk 19:32-37, see Mat 21:1-9]

(Luk 19:38) GF7: 262 [239]

(Luk 19:39f) IP1: 205

(Luk 19:41-44) GFJN 69; IP1: 133; IP3: 94, 275; DFR 10

(Luk 19:41) GF3: 536; GF8: 138 [343], 274 [398]; JN2: 458; RBA 73

(Luk 19:41f) RBA 136; RBAF 98; EQ 324 (BC); HPS 393 (EB)

(Luk 19:42) GF4: 315; MFU 244; JN1: 138; RBA 119, RBAF 84f; DFR 66

(Luk 19:43f) GF6: 208; RBA 132-135, RBAF 95-97 (V/IV.19) [cf Isa 10:3, 1 Pet 2:12]

(Luk 19:44) MFU 52; JN1: 194; JN2: 351; JN3: 48, 95, 313; 586 (MS); IP2:12f; IP3: 258; IP4: 34; RBA 128, 141; RBAF 84, 93, 98, 101; HPS 409 (EB), 453 (MF); WPR 584


(Mat 21:6-9 | Mar 11:4-9 | Luk 19:32-37)

[Other texts citing Mat 21:6-9: GF7:186 (John 1:3), IP1:205 ( Luk 19:39f)]

GF5:78 (1674): "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh to thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, upon a colt, the foal of an ass." [Zech 9:9] Now consider, did he not come so into your Jerusalem, this Immanuel [Isa 7:14], this Messiah? and did not many of your daughters rejoice, and cried Hosanna? [Mat 21:6-9 ||] But your priests that were blind, and the rest of the scribes and Pharisees and Jews, railed at him, and blasphemed against him. [quotes Zech 9:10f]

EQ 483 (George Bishop to Margaret Fell, 1656): For thou mayst understand, that on the 6th day of the last week, between the 2nd and 3rd hour in the afternoon, J[ames] N[ayler] and his company ... came into this town with full purpose and resolution to set up their image, and to break the truth in pieces, and to bruise and tread down and beguile and devour the tender plants of the Lord in this his Vineyard, ... with which being overfilled and made drunk with the indignation of the Lord. They brought in J.N. on horseback, who rode with his hands before him. One reign of his bridle Mar[tha] Simmonds led, and Han[nah] Stranger the other. And some went on his sides and Hannah’s husband went bare before him, and Dorcas Erbury with a man of the Isle of Ely rode after, and thus they led him, and thus they rode and through the town, the women singing as they went, "Holy, holy, holy: Hosannah." [Mat 21:6-9 ||]

(Luk 19:38)

GF7:262 (1664): And people shall come to worship God, that made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is therein [Psa 146:6], and the beast's worship, and dragon's worship, and the great whore's church is falling, (the true woman is coming up,) false prophets are falling, true prophets and true witnesses are rising and risen [Rev passim]. Sing, triumph, and rejoice; glory in the highest [Luke 9:38]! trample, tread, and bow them before the mighty God: let the wicked bow before the gates of the righteous [Prov 14:19].

(Luk 19:39f)

IP1:205 (1659): They excepted against him, that he did not rebuke his disciples, and the multitude (spreading their garments, cutting down branches from the trees, and strewing them in the way), with the children that cried Hosanna to him, as he rode on the asses’s colt to Jerusalem [Mat 21:6-9 | Mar 21:4-9 | Luk 19:32-37]; but he rather justified them [Luk 19:39f, Mat 21:15f]. What a ridiculous and vain-glorious piece of pagentry would this seem to the fleshly-wise eye?

(Luk 19:41-44)

[Other texts citing Luke 19:41-44: GFJN 69 (under Mat 23:37f)]

IP1:133 (1659): Many have fallen, and more must fall; for the sharp axe of the Lord is prepared to cut down every professor, with all his profession and religious practices, and imitations from scripture, which stand not in the pure life [Mat 3:10 | Luk 3:9]. Happy art thou, if thou now fall by that hand, which now strikes at many in great lovingkindness and mercy, that he might raise them up again, and fix them firm on a true foundation; but miserable whose eyes are withheld till the day of their visitation be overslipt [Luk 19:41-44], and so they continue keeping their corrupt standing, and confidence in their fleshly knowledge of the Scriptures: for they also must fall; but their fall will be otherwise.

DFR 9f (17–): ...the adversary of all good tempted me to believe that it was too late to think of obtaining peace with my Maker; for this plain reason, "that as there was a day or time, in whihc men might be saved; so, if they let that opportunity pass away unimproved, it would be in vain to attempt it afterward." He suggested that I had had such a day of visitation, and had passed by it [Luk 19:41-44].... [more under Heb 6:4-6]

(Luk 19:41)

[Other texts citing Luke 19:41: JN2:458 (under 1 Jn 3:17, Rev 21:2)]

GF8:274, GFEJ 445 (1684): [quotes Mat 23:37f] Jerusalem was the chiefest place of worship, and the chiefest city among the Jews, and the greatest place of persecution, and yet the Lord Jesus Christ wept over this city [Luke 19:41], and would have gathered these persecuting professors, (who were without possessing of the life of what they did profess,) but they would not come to him that they might have life [John 5:40].

(Luk 19:41f)

[Other texts citing Luk19:41f: RBA 136 (under Mat 23:37)]

HPS 392f (Elizabeth Bathurst, 1679): For though a measure of this divine light is, or hath been, in every man, in order to save them, yet it will not always abide with them (I mean, as to its saving efficacy), it will continue no longer than during the Day of their Visitation: Therefore saith Christ, Yet a little while is the Light with you; walk while ye have the Light, lest darkness come upon you, John 12:35. Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying, in David, Today, after so long a time, as it is said; Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, Heb 4:7 [Psa 95:7f]. True indeed, there is a day wherein people may know the things that concern their souls’ everlasting peace; but if they sin out this day, afterwards those things will be hid from their eyes [quotes Luk 19:41f].

(Luk 19:42)

[Other texts citing Luke 19:42: GF4:315 (under Heb 12:17)]

DFR 66 (1779): When we enjoy health and plenty, and all things seem pleasant around us, we are prone to forget the Lord, and neglect "those things that belong to our peace." [Luk 19:42] This I know by sorrowful experience.

(Luk 19:43f)

[Other texts citing Luk 19:43f: RBA 132-135 (1 Pet 2:12)]

(Luk 19:44)

[Other texts citing Luke 19:44: MFU 52, HPS 453 (both John 5:25), IP3:258 (under Jude 1:4), RBA 128 (John 5:2-4), RBA 141 (John 12:35f)]

WPR 584 (1694): Let not this day of visitation [Luk 19:44] pass over thy head, nor neglect thou so great salvation [Heb 2:3] as this which is come to thy house, O England! For why shouldst thou die, O land that God desires to bless [Ezek 18:31]?


§126 (Mat 21:12-17 | Mar 11:15-19 | Luk 19:45-48)

Mat 21:12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,     qtext

Mat 21:13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.     qtext

[cf Isa 56:7]

Mat 21:14 And the blind and the lame [GBT: halt] came to him in the temple; and he healed them.

[cf Lev 21:18]

Mat 21:15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things [GT: marvels; B: wonders] that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore displeased [GBT: disdained],     qtext

Mat 21:16 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith [GT: said] unto them, Yea; have ye never read [G: read ye never], Out of [G: By; T: Of] the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected [G: made perfect the; B: ordained] praise?      qtext

[cf Psa 8:2]

Mat 21:17 And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged [T: had his abiding] there.

Mar 11:15 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought [T: the sellers and buyers] in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats [T: stools] of them that sold doves;      qtext

Mar 11:16 And would not [G: Neither would he] suffer that any man should carry [T: carried] any [GBT: a] vessel through the temple.

Mar 11:17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer [GBT: the house of prayer unto all nations]? but ye have made it a den of thieves.      qtext

Mar 11:18 And the scribes and chief [GBT: high] priests heard it, and sought how they might $[GBT: to] destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people [G: the whole multitude] was astonished [T: marveled] at his doctrine.

Mar 11:19 And [G: But] when even was come, he [GB: Jesus] went out of the city.

Luk 19:45 And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;      qtext

Luk 19:46 Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.      qtext

Luk 19:47 And he taught daily in the temple. But [G: And; T omits] the chief [GBT: high] priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought [BT: went about] to destroy him,

Luk 19:48 And could not find what they might [BT: to] do [G: +to him]: for all the people were very attentive [G: hanged upon him; BT: stuck by him] to hear him [GB: when they heard him; T: and gave him audience].


(Mat 21:12-14 | Mar 11:15-17 | Luk 19:45f | cf John 2:14-16) IP3: 172

(Mat 21:12 | Mar 11:15 | Luk 19:45) GF7: 294 [249]

(Mat 21:12f | Mar 11:15-17 | Luk 19:45f | cf John 2:14-16) GF5: 78

(Mat 21:13) JN3: 525; WPR 162

(Mat 21:15) JN1: 54, 115

(Mat 21:15f) IP1: 205

(Mat 21:16) GF5: 174; GFT 92; EQ 56 (GF); JN1: 104; WDS 302; HPS 263 [cf Psa 8:2]

[Mar 11:15-17 see Mat 21:12f]

[Mar 11:18 see Luk 19:47f]

[Luk 19:45f see Mat 21:12f]

(Luk 19:47f | Mar 11:18) JN3: 718n (RR)


(Mat 21:12-14 | Mar 11:15-17 | Luk 19:45f)

IP3:172 (1668): Why, when the Lord hath built up Zion, prepared his temple, cleansed his house [Mat 21:12 ||], will he not appear there in his glory? [Psa 102:16] Shall it not become a house of prayer? [Isa 56:7, Mat 21:13 ||]? of pure prayer, and of pure praises? Shall there be any lame or blind sacrifices offered up there? [Mat 21:14; Deut 15:21; cf Lev 21:18]

(Mat 21:12 | Mar 11:15 | Luk 19:45)

[Other texts citing Mat 21:12: GF7:294 (John 2:14- 16)]

(Mat 21:13 | Mar 11:17 | Luk 19:46)

[Other texts citing Mat 21:13: WPR 162 (Rev 18:2)]

(Mat 21:15f | Mar 11:17 | Luk 19:)

[Other texts citing Mat 21:15f : IP1:205 (under Luk 19:39f)]

(Mat 21:16)

[Other texts citing Mat 21:16: JN1:104 (under Mat 23:9)]

GFT 92 (1674): Friends in the silence sitting there, in the Seed, can tell the states where there is a babe or a father’s growth, and out of the mouths of babes and sucklings God ordains praise [Mat 21:16, Psa 8:2]. My end is that there may be gospel order, and that which is tender and pure may be cherished, and the contrary kept down.


§125,127, 128, 129 A-B (Mat 21:18-32, §37X 6:14f | Mar 11:12-14, 20-33 | Luk 20:1-8)

Mat 21:18 Now in the morning as he returned into the city [T: +again], he hungered [G: was hungry] .

Mat 21:19 And when he saw [G: seeing; T: spied] a fig tree in the way, he [T: and] came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no [GBT: Never] fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever [GBT: omit]. And presently [GBT: anon] the fig tree withered away [G: omits].      qtext

Mat 21:20 And when the [GBT: his] disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away! [G: omits; BT: away?]

Mat 21:21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye [T: +shall] have faith, and doubt not [T: shall not doubt], ye shall not only do this which is [GT: that which I have] done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall [G: omits] say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast [GT: Take thyself away and cast thyself] into the sea; it shall be done.      qtext

Mat 21:22 And all things, [GT: omit] whatsoever ye shall [B: omits] ask in prayer, believing [GT: if ye believe], ye shall receive [GT: +it; B: +them].

Mat 21:23 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 gave thee this authority [BT: power] ?      qtext

Mat 21:24 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing [G: a certain thing; B: one question; T: a certain question], which if ye tell [T: assoil] me, I in [G: omits] like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.

Mat 21:25 The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with [GT: among] themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?

Mat 21:26 But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people [G: multitude]; for all [BT: +men] hold [T: held] John as a prophet.

Mat 21:27 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.

Mat 21:28 But what think ye [T: say ye to this]? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first [GT: elder], and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.

Mat 21:29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.

Mat 21:30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go [GBT: will], sir: and [G: yet he; T: yet] went not.      qtext

Mat 21:31 Whether of them twain did the will of his [GBT: the] father? They say [GBT: said] unto him, The first. Jesus saith [GT: said] unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go [T: shall come] into the kingdom of God before you.      qtext

Mat 21:32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen [GT: though ye saw] it, repented not afterward [GBT: were not (T: +yet) moved GB: +afterward) with repentance] , that ye might $[T: +afterward] believe [BT: have believed] him.

Mar 11:12 And on the morrow, when they were come [GBT: +out] from Bethany, he was hungry:

Mar 11:13 And seeing [B: when he had spied; T: spied] a fig tree afar off having [G: that had] leaves, he came, if haply [GBT: he went (B: came) to see if (T: whether)] he might find any thing thereon: and [GT: but] when he came to it [G: unto it; T: thereto], he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.      qtext

Mar 11:14 And Jesus answered and said unto it [B: the fig tree], No [GBT: Never] man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever [GBT: while the world standeth]. And his disciples heard it.

Mar 11:20 And in the morning, as they passed by [G: journeyed together], they saw the fig tree dried up from [BT: by] the roots.

Mar 11:21 And [G: Then] Peter calling to remembrance saith [GBT: remembered and said] unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away [G omits].      qtext

Mar 11:22 And Jesus answering saith [GBT: answered, and said] unto them, Have faith in [G: the faith of; T: confidence in] God.      qtext

Mar 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast [G: Be thou taken away, and cast; T: take away tyself and cast thyself] into the sea; and shall not doubt [GT: waver] in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have [GBT omit] whatsoever he saith [GT: +shall be to him; B: +shall be unto him] .

Mar 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever [GT: Whatsoever] ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them [GT: shall have it, and It shall be done unto you].

Mar 11:25 And when ye [G: But when ye shall] stand praying [GBT and pray] , forgive, if ye have ought against any [GT: anything against any man]: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

Mar 11:26 [T omits verse] But if ye do [G: For if you will] not forgive, neither will [G omits] your Father which is in heaven forgive [G: will not pardon you; B: forgive you] your trespasses.

Mar 11:27 And [G: Then] they come [GBT: came (2x)] again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking [GBT: walked] in the temple, there come to him the chief [GBT: high] priests, and the scribes, and the elders,      qtext

Mar 11:28 And say [GT: said] unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to [G: that thou shouldst] do these things?

Mar 11:29 And [G: Then ;BT omit] Jesus answered and said unto them, I will also ask of you one question [GT: a certain thing], and answer [GT: +ye] me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

Mar 11:30 The baptism of John, was it [B: whether it was]from heaven, or of men? answer me.

Mar 11:31 And they reasoned with [GT: thought with (T: in)] themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not believe him?

Mar 11:32 But if we shall [G omits] say, Of men; they feared [GB: we fear; T: then fear we] the people: for all men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed [BT: very prophet].

Mar 11:33 And [G: Then] they answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering saith [GBT: answered and said] unto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.

Luk 20:1 And it came to pass, that on [T: that fortuned in] one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief [GBT: high] priests and the scribes came upon him [T omits] with the elders,      qtext

Luk 20:2 And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou [GT: thou doest] these things? or [BT: Either] who is he that gave [G: hath given] thee this authority?

Luk 20:3 And he [B: Jesus] answered and said unto them, I will also [GBT: also will] ask you one thing [T: a question]; and answer me [G: tell me therefore]:

Luk 20:4 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?

Luk 20:5 And they reasoned [T: thought] with [GBT: within] themselves, saying, If we shall [B omits] say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not?

Luk 20:6 But and [G omits] if we [GT: +shall] say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was [BT: is] a prophet.

Luk 20:7 And [G: Therefore] they answered, that they could not tell whence it was.

Luk 20:8 And [G: Then] Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.


(Mat 21:19 | Mar 11:13f) GF3: 15 (EB); GF5: 4; GF7: 88 [79]; MFU 212

(Mat 21:21 | Mar 11:22f) TEM 23; WPR 151

(Mat 21:22 | Mar 11:24) GF7: 141 [148]

(Mat 21:23 | Mar 11:27f | Luk 20:1f) JN1: 60

(Mat 21:28f) IP2: 13

(Mat 21:30) WPR 78, 161

(Mat 21:31) MFU 463; JN2: 219, 239; IP1: 82; IP4: 264, 353

[Mar 11:13f see Mat 21:19]

(Mar 11:21 | Mat 21:20) MFU 159

(Mar 11:28f | Mat 21:23-25) IP1: 205f

[Luk 20:1f see Mat 21:23]


(Mat 21:19 | Mar 11:13f )

GF3:14f (Edward Burrough, 1659): For when we looked abroad and beheld the world, behold it was altogether darkness, and even as a wilderness [Isa 14:17], and desolate, and barren of good fruit; and death reigned over men [Rom 5:14], and no good fruit was brought forth to God, but leaves we beheld upon every soul [Mar 11:13f].

GF7:88 (1654): And take heed of reasoning with flesh and blood [Gal 1:16], for there disobedience, pride, and presumption will arise; and there ye will grow up to be trees that bear no fruit [Jude 1:12], and as a fig tree which beareth leaves and no fruit [Mark 11:13f], and as wells without water [2 Pet 2:17].

(Mat 21:21 | Mar 11: 22f)

TEM 23 (16–): For the Enemy came in upon me like a flood, and set many difficulties before me, swelling them up to the highest pitch, by representing them as mountains which I should never be able to get over; and, alas! that faith which could remove such mountains, and cast them into the sea [Mat 21:21 | Mar 11:22f], was but very small and weak in me.

(Mat 21:23 | Mar 11: 27f | Luk 20:1f)

[Other texts citing Mat 21:23: JN1:60 (Gen 4:8f)]

(Mat 21:30)

WPR 78 (1669): Thus are their minds employed and become so vain in their imaginations, and dark in their understandings [Rom 1:21], that they ... persuade themselves they are good Christians all this while, and to rebuke them is worse then heresy [margin: Prov 1:25, 30, etc]; thus they are strangers to the hidden Life, thus they are diverted from all serious examination of themselves; and a little by rote babble with a forced zeal of an half hour’s task of other men’s words ... is made sufficient; and are no more in their states, or at least their intention (as their works shew) than ‘twas the young man’s in the gospel, that said he would go, and did not [Mat 21:30].

(Mat 21:31)

JN2:219 (1655): Whose is this righteousness? It is either God’s, or your own self-righteousness.... For this I say, better no righteousness than that which is not God’s, for such is spiritual wickedness in heavenly places [Eph 6:12], and the long prayers of such is abomination, and they receive the greater damnation [Mar 12:40], and of such Christ saith, "publicans and harlots take the kingdom before them [Mat 21:31]."

IP1:82 (1658): [the fleshly] wisdom is cursed; it is of the earth, and fixed in the earth, and is the grand enemy to the wisdom that is above [Jas 3:15,17]: and where that wisdom stands, there is no entrance for any other. This made it so hard for this sort of persons, in all ages, to own truth. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge hath perverted thee. This made the whorish spirit so able to use sorceries and enchantments from the life in all ages [Isa 47:9f]. And it is easier for publicans, harlots, drunkards, swearers, and all sorts of sinners to own truth, and enter into life, then these [Mat 21:31].

(Mar 11:21 | cf Mat 21:20)

MFU 159: [Mar 11:21, see under Mat 7:16-20]


§129C-K (Mat 21:33-46 | Mar 12:1-12 | Luk 20:9-19, 41I 7:29-30)

Mat 21:33 Hear another parable [BT: Hearken another similitude]: There was a certain [B: +man, an] householder, which planted [B: made] a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged [GBT: made] a winepress in it [G: therein] , and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far [GBT: strange] country:      qtext

Mat 21:34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might [GT: to] receive the fruits of it [G: thereof].

Mat 21:35 And the husbandmen took [BT: caught] his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.      qtext

Mat 21:36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise [G: did the like unto them; T: served them likewise].

Mat 21:37 But last of all he sent unto them his [GBT: +own] son, saying, They will reverence [B: stand in awe of; T: fear] my son.

Mat 21:38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on [GT: take; B: enjoy] his inheritance [T: +to ourselves].

Mat 21:39 And they caught [G: took] him, and cast [BT: thrust] him out of the vineyard, and slew him.

Mat 21:40 When the lord therefore [T: omits] of the vineyard cometh [G: shall come], what will he do unto [G: to; T: with] those husbandmen?      qtext

Mat 21:41 They say [GBT: said] unto him, He will miserably [GT: cruelly] destroy those wicked men [T: evil persons] , and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render [GBT: deliver] him the fruits [BT: fruit] in their seasons [B: in due seasons; T: at times convenient].      qtext

Mat 21:42 Jesus saith [GT: said] unto them, Did ye never read [G: Read ye never] in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected [GBT: refused], the same is become the head [G: made...; T: set in the principal part] of the corner: this is [GT: was] the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?      qtext

xref [cf Psa 118:22f; Acts 4:11; 1 Pet 2:7; Eph 2:20; Mar 12:10 | Luk 20:17]

Mat 21:43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation [T: the gentiles] bringing [GT: which shall bring] forth the fruits thereof [T: of it].

Mat 21:44 And whosoever shall fall [B: falleth (2x)] on this stone [GT: +he] shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder [G: will dash him a pieces; B: shall all to grind him].

Mat 21:45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables [T: heard these similitudes], they perceived that he spake of them.      qtext

Mat 21:46 But when they sought [G: And they seeking; BT: And they went about] to lay hands on him, they [G: Omits; BT: but they] feared the multitude [GT: people; B: multitudes], because they took him for [GBT: as] a prophet.

Mar 12:1 And he began to speak unto them by parables [G: In parables; T: in similitudes]. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set [GBT: compassed it (B: +about) with] an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat [BT: and ordained a (G: and digged a pit for the) winepress], and built a tower [G: in it; T: in that], and let it out to [T: that out to hire unto] husbandmen, and went into a far [GBT: strange] country.      qtext

Mar 12:2 And at the season [G: at the time; BT: when the time was come] he sent to the husbandmen [T: tenants (2x)] a servant, that he might receive from [GBT: of] the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.      qtext

Mar 12:3 And they caught [G: But they took] him, and beat him, and sent him away [T: again] empty.

Mar 12:4 And again [BT: moreover] he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the [GBT: brake his] head, and sent him away shamefully handled [BT: again, all too reviled].

Mar 12:5 And again he sent another; and him they killed b$[G: slew], and many others [GBT: other] ; beating some, and killing some.

Mar 12:6 Having yet therefore [GT: Yet had he; B: And so, when he had yet but] one son, his wellbeloved [G: one son, his dear beloved; B: one beloved son; T: one son, whom he loved tenderly], he sent him also [GT: him also he sent] last [G: the last: BT: at the last] unto them, saying, They will reverence [B: stand in awe of; T: fear] my son.

Mar 12:7 But those husbandmen [T: the tenants] said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.

Mar 12:8 And [G: So] they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.

Mar 12:9 What shall therefore [GT: then] the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen [G: these husbandmen; T: the tenants], and will give [T: let out] the vineyard unto others.      qtext

Mar 12:10 And [GBT omit] have ye not read [G: +so much as] this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become [GBT: did refuse is made] the head [BT: chief stone] of the corner:      qtext

[cf Psa 118:22f; Acts 4:11; 1 Pet 2:7; Eph 2:20; Mat 21:42 | Luk 10:17]

Mar 12:11 This was [B: is] the Lord's doing [GT: done of the Lord], and it is marvellous in our eyes?

Mar 12:12 And [G: Then; B omits] they sought to lay hold on [GBT: went about (B: +also) to take] him, but [GB: but they; T: and] feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable [GT: perceived that he spake that parable (T+ similitude)] against them: and [G: therefore] they left him, and went their way.

Luk 20:9 Then began he to speak [BT: put forth] to the people this parable [T: similitude]; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen [T: farmers], and went [BT: +himself] into a far [GBT: strange] country for a long time [G: great time; BT: great season].      qtext

Luk 20:10 And at the season [G: at the time convenient; BT: when the time was come] he sent a servant to the husbandmen [T: his tenants], that they should give him of the fruit [T: fruits] of the vineyard: but the husbandmen [G: +did; B: And they; T: And the tenants did] beat him, and sent him away empty.      qtext

Luk 20:11 And again he sent [GBT: +yet] another servant: and they beat him also [GT: they did beat him; B: him they did beat], and entreated him shamefully [GT: foul entreated him (T +also)], and sent him away empty.

Luk 20:12 And again [GT: Moreover; B: Again] he sent a third [GBT: the third; B +also; T +to]: and they wounded him also [GBT: him they wounded], and cast him [GT omit] out.

Luk 20:13 Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved [BT: dear] son: it may be they will reverence him [G: do reverence; T: reverence] when they see him.

Luk 20:14 But when the husbandmen [T: farmers] saw him, they reasoned among [GB: reasoned with (B: within); T: thought in] themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.

Luk 20:15 So [BT: And] they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore [GB: What; T: Now what]shall the lord of the vineyard [GB: +therefore] do unto them?      qtext

Luk 20:16 He shall [GT: will (2x)] come and destroy these husbandmen [T: those farmers], and shall give the [GBT: let (G: give) out his] vineyard to others. And [G: But; BT omit] when they heard it [B: this; T: that], they said, God forbid.      qtext

Luk 20:17 And he beheld them, and said, What is [GT: meaneth] this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected [GBT: that the builders refused], the same [G: that] is become [GT: made] the head of the corner [T: corner stone]?      qtext

[cf Psa 118:22f; Acts 4:11; 1 Pet 2:7; Eph 2:20; Mat 21:42 | Mar 12:10]

Luk 20:18 Whosoever shall fall upon [B: doth stumble upon; T: stumble at] that stone shall be broken; but [G: and] on whomsoever [BT: whosoever] it shall fall [B: falleth; T: fall upon], it will grind him to powder.      qtext

Luk 20:19 And [G: then] the chief [GBT: high] priests and the scribes the same hour sought [GBT: went about] to lay hands on him; and [GT: but] they feared the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable [BT: similitude] against them.


(Mat 21:33-41 | Mar 12:1-9 | Luk 20:9-16) GF4: 54; GF5: 83, 407; GF6: 307, 473; MFU 161; JN1: 174; RBA 135, RBAF 97f; HPS 113; WPT 301; SBD 40f

(Mat 21:35f | Mar 12:2-5 | Luk 20:10-12) JN1: 55, 147, 148, 199

(Mat 21:37-39 | Mar 12:6-8 | Luk 20:13-15) JN3: 40, 321, 389

(Mat 21:38 | Mar 12:7 | Luk 20:14) IP1: 43

(Mat 21:40f | Mar 12:9 | Luk 20:15f) MFU 29; IP3: 374; HPS 41

(Mat 21:41 | Mar 12:9 | Luk 20:16) MFS 92; IP1: 68

(Mat 21:42-44 | Mar 12:10f | Luk 20:17f) GFT 88; MFS 34; MFU 153; JN3: 723 (RR)

(Mat 21:42 | Mar 12:10 | Luk 20:17) IP4: 354; RBA 153; RBAF 110 [cf Psa 118:22f; Acts 4:11; 1 Pet 2:7; Eph 2:20]

(Mat 21:43) JN1: 68

(Mat 21:44 | Luk 12:18) GF3: 100, 120, 136, 199, 253, 346; GF6: 48; GF7: 70 [55]; GF8: 83 [317]; MFU 145; JN1: 138, 143, 285; EQ 94 (WD); HPS 140, 330; WTG 341 (AM)

(Mat 21:46 | Mar 12:12 | Luk 20:19) JN1: 115

[Mar 12:1-10 see Mat 21:33-42]

(Mar 12:6) HPS 49

[Luk 20:9-18 see Mat 21:33-44]


(Mat 21:33-41 | Mar 12:1-9 | Luk 20:9-16 )

GF6:473 (16– ): And what! are all you bishops, priests, ministers, and teachers, the keepers of the vineyard in Christendom? Hath it not been let out to you husbandmen, and when the Lord hath sent forth his servants to look for fruits among you, have not you banished, imprisoned, stoned, hanged, killed, and burned many of the Lord’s servants? [Mat 21:33-41 ||] And have you not crucified to yourselves afresh the son of God, the heir of the vineyard, and put him to open shame [Heb 6:6], by your evil lives and conversations?

JN1:174 (1653): But are you in your duty as servants to Christ, when you are prescribing him ways to walk by in his church? And is it not so, when you would limit him [Psa 78:41] to speak only by such as you in your wisdom approve of, or else he shall be silent? and to effect this, are all the powers of the earth combined together [Psa 2:2f]: do you not here take upon you to be lords of the vineyard, and no servants? and would not suffer him to send forth laborers into it, who is Lord of it [margin: Mat 21:28 to the end]

RBA 135 (1678, V/VI.20): [Cites Isaiah’s and of the vineyard, Isa 5:1-7] The same example is used by Christ [Mat 21:33-41 ||], where Jesus shows how to some a vineyard was planted, and all things given necessary for them, to get fruit to pay or restore to their master; and how the master many times waited to be merciful to them, in sending servants after servants, and passing by many offenses, before he determined to destroy and cast them out.... the parable [would not] have answered the end, for which it is alleged, if these men had not been in a capacity to have done good, yea, such was their capacity, that Christ saith in the prophet, "What more could I have done?" [Isa 5:4] So that it is more than manifest, that ... Christ holds forth his long-suffering towards men, and their wickedness, to whom means of salvation being afforded, do nevertheless resist, to their own condemnation.

(Mat 21:35f | Mar 12:2-5 | Luk 20:10-12 )

JN1:148 (1653): Do not this generation beat some, and stone and shamefully entreat others, that bear witness to the Heir [Mat 21:35f |Mar 12:2-5 | Luk 20:10-12]? And hath not Christ said, "Ye shall be hated by all for my name’s sake" [Mat 10:25]?

(Mat 21:40f | Mar 12:9 | Luk 20:15f )

MFU 29/HPS 41: [Mat 21:40f, see under Mat 16:27, Rev 12:12]

(Mat 21:41 | Mar 12:9 | Luk 20:16)

MFS 92 (1656): RANTERS: What does holiness save, or ungodliness destroy, as you apprehend them to be? ANSWER: Holiness saves that which you, the ungodly, destroy. The Lord God, who is a jealous God, his anger is kindled against you and will destroy you from the face of the earth [Deut 6:5]. He that defiles the temple of God, him will God destroy [1 Cor 3:17], and miserably will he destroy the wicked men [Mat 20:41].

(Mat 21:42-44 | Mar 12:10f | Luk 20:17f)

GFT 88 (1674): Now all Christians say they are believers. If believers, they would be in rest, ceasing gathering sticks to make them fires and gathering their own meat on the Sabbath day [Num 15:32-36, Exo 16:26]. They that believe are entered into their rest [Heb 4:3]. All that are faithful believers are entered into their rest and Sabbath. Christ, the top and corner stone, will fall on the heads [Mat 21:42-44 | Luk 20:17f] of stick gatherers, rakers, kindlers of fire to warm themselves [Isa 50:11] in their winter-cold professions and night-garments.

(Mat 21:44 | Luk 20:18)

GF3:253 (1659): You say, "Visions are ceased, and revelations, and immediate inspirations." But I say, "Repent, every one of you, and come to the light," for the burdensome stone [Zech 12:3] is fallen upon you, and all that stand against the light "that doth enlighten every man that cometh into the world [John 1:9]," shall split yourselves against the rock, and be ground to powder [Mat 21:44 | Luk 20:18].

JN1:285 (1654): repent and turn in your eye to that in your conscience which is the light of Christ, to let you see what you are doing and whom you stand for, that so you may be led no longer by that spirit of opposition, but may cast down your crowns at the feet of the Lamb [Rev 4:10], who is now arisen to take the kingdom, lest he take you away with his grievous stroke [Job 36:18]; for if he fall upon you, he will grind you to powder [Mat 21:44].

WTG 341 (Ann Moore, 1760): And notwithstanding he was so tender, there was something in that place that seemed hard and would not fall upon the rock that it might be broken upon which I fear the rocks will fall and grind to powder [Mat 21:44].

(Mar 12:6 | Luk 20:13)

[Other texts citing Mar 12:6: HPS 49 (John 6:51)]


§129L-P (Mat 22:1-14 | §103 E-H Luk 14:16-24)

Mat 22:1 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables [T: in similitudes], and said $[GT: saying],      qtext

Mat 22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain [B: man that was a] king, which made a marriage for [GT: married] his son,

Mat 22:3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.

Mat 22:4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.      qtext

Mat 22:5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to [GT: about] his merchandise:

Mat 22:6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully [G: sharply; T: ungodly], and slew them.

Mat 22:7 But when the king heard thereof [G: it; T: that], he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies [GT: warriors; B: men of war], and destroyed those murderers, and burned [BT: brent] up their city.

Mat 22:8 Then saith [GBT: said] he to his servants, [G: +Truly] The wedding [B: marriage indeed] is ready [GBT: prepared], but they which were bidden were not worthy.

Mat 22:9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall [GBT: omit] find, bid to the marriage.

Mat 22:10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as [G: that ever] they found [BT: could find], both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.

Mat 22:11 And when the king came in to see [T: visit]the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:

Mat 22:12 And he saith [GBT: said] unto him, Friend, how camest thou [T: fortuned it that thou camest] in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was [BT: +even] speechless.      qtext

Mat 22:13 Then said the king to the servants [BT: ministers], [T: +Take and] Bind him hand and foot, and take him away [BT: omit], and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.


(Mat 22:1-14) GF6: 187, 392 [cf Luk 14:16-24]

(Mat 22:4) HPS 342 (EB)

(Mat 22:11-14) WPR 113

(Mat 22:11f) JN2: 575; IP3: 4

[Mat 22:14 see Mat 20:16]


(Mat 22:1-14)

GF6:187 (1684): And Christ saith in his parable, "The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, who made a marriage for his son, and sent forth his servants, and said, go ye into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage." And is this not a parable of the marriage to Christ, the son of God? And did not them that made light of his marriage, entreat his servants spitefully, and slew them, and went away, one to his farm, another to his merchandise, etc? [Mat 23:1-9]

(Mat 22:4)

HPS 341f (Elizabeth Bathurst, 1679): [I have] been made to send this Friendly invitation abroad in the world, that people may be invited to that feast of fat things [Isa 25:6] which the Lord hath prepared for him that turn in unto him [1 Cor 2:9]... his oxen and fatlings are ready [Mat 22:4], only come away, do not tarry....

(Mat 22:11-14)

WPR 113 (1669): that everlasting Jubilee [is] at the door, to which whomsoever shall come without the robe that has first been washed white in the blood of the Lamb, and the many tribulations [Rev 7:14]; shall be cast out into utter darkness, where will be weeping and gnashing of teeth forever [Mat 22:11-14].

(Mat 22:11f)

IP3:3f (1667): For many things go for the truth now with men in the dark, which will vanish like smoke [Isa 51:6] before the light of day; and then that only which is truth indeed shall have the glory and praise of being accounted so; and then what will become of those who have mistook about truth, and are not clothed with the pure wedding garment [Mat 22:11f] (the spotless life and righteousness of the Son], but only with that which they have accounted so?


§130A-D (Mat 22:15-22 | Mar 12:13-17 | Luk 20:20-26)

Mat 22:15 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk [GT: tangle him in talk (T: his words)].      qtext

Mat 22:16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians [B: + servants; T: Herod’s servants], saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth [GBT: truly], neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men [G: considerest not ...; B: dost not respect men’s persons; T: considerest not men’s estate].

Mat 22:17 Tell us therefore, What [GBT: How] thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute [G: that tribute be given] unto Caesar, or not?

Mat 22:18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?

Mat 22:19 Shew me [T: Let me see] the tribute money. And they brought unto [G: brought; T: took] him a penny.

Mat 22:20 And he saith [GBT: said] unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?

Mat 22:21 They say [GT: said] unto him, Caesar's. Then saith [GBT: said] he unto them, Render [GBT: Give] therefore unto Caesar the things which are [T: that which is (2x)] Caesar's; and [GT: +give] unto God the things that are God's.      qtext

Mat 22:22 When they had heard these words [G: it; T: that], they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

Mar 12:13 And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch [GBT: to (G: that they might) take] him in his words [G: talk].      qtext

Mar 12:14 And when [BT: as soon as] they were come [G: came], they say [GBT: said] unto him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest [GBT: considerest] not the person [B: persons; T: degree] of men, but teachest the way of God in truth [GBT: truly]: Is it lawful to give [BT: pay] tribute to Caesar, or not?

Mar 12:15 Shall we give, or shall we not give [G: Should we give it, or should we not give it; BT: Ought we to give, or ought we not to give]? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, [G: knew their hypocrisy, and; B: seeing their hypocrisy; T: understood their simulation and] said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may see it [T: that].

Mar 12:16 And they brought it [T omits]. And he saith [GT: said] unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's.

Mar 12:17 And [G: Then] Jesus answering [GBT: answered, and] said unto them, Render [GB: Give; T: Then give] to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's [BT: the things that belong (T: that which belongeth) to Caesar, and to God, the things which pertain (T: that which pertaineth)] to God. And they marvelled at him.      qtext

Luk 20:20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men [B: righteous men; T: perfect] , that they might take hold of his words, that so they might [GBT: to take him in his words (G: talk), and to] , deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor [BT: deputy].      qtext

Luk 20:21 And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly [GBT: right], neither acceptest thou the person of any [G: dost thou accept man's person; BT: considerest thou the outward appearance of any man (T: any man's degree)], but teachest the way of God truly:

Luk 20:22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar [GT: Caesar tribute], or no?

Luk 20:23 But [BT omit] he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me?

Luk 20:24 Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Caesar's.

Luk 20:25 And [G: Then] he said unto them, Render therefore [GBT: Give then] unto Caesar the things [T: that (2x)] which be Caesar's [G: are Caesar's; BT: belong (T: belongeth) unto Caesar] , and unto God the things which be God's [G: are God's; BT pertain (T: pertaineth) unto God] .      qtext

Luk 20:26 And they could not take hold of his words [GBT: reprove his saying] before the people: and [GT: but] they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.


(Mat 22:15-21 | Mar 12:13-17 | Luk 20:20-25) GF4: 344f

(Mat 22:16 | Mar 12:13f | Luk 20:20f) MFS 50; JN1: 140, 151; JN2: 64; IP1: 206

(Mat 22:18f | Mar 12:15 | Luk 20:23f) JN1: 116

(Mat 22:21 | Mar 12:17 | Luk 20:25) GF2: 215; GF7: 37 [29]; GF8: 88 [319]; GFEJ 324; MFU 322, 393; HPS 44 (MF); JN2: 101; IP2: 324; IP4: 418; EQ 347 (BC); WPR 421, 423, 470-476, 471

[Mar 12:13-17, see Mat 22:15-21]

[Luk 20:21-25 see Mat 22:15-21]


(Mat 22:15-21 | Mar 12:13-17 | Luk 20:20-25)

GF4:344f (1668): [cites Mat 22:15-21 ||] And Caesar must have his things, and what are his things, but his tribute, his custom, and that which his superscription is upon? And so other kings, whose image is set upon their money, must have their dues; but as well as people, God must have his things of Caesar...; and what are God’s things? where his image and superscription is written in the heart, God must have his things; so see each superscription and image.

(Mat 22:21 | Mar 12:17 | Luk 20:25)

[Other texts citing Mat 22:21: WPR 471 ([1] John 18:36, [2] 1 Pet 2:14)]

GF8:88, GFEJ 324 (1675): And for this cause we pay tribute to them, and give Caesar his due, that we may live a godly and peaceable life under them, as they are God's ministers attending upon ... the punishing of the evil doers, and the praise of them that do well [1 Pet 2:14]; for the law was not made for the righteous, but for the sinner and disobedient [1 Tim 1:9], which is good in its place Now if they do not do their duty, we are clear in [from] giving them their tribute or customs; I say,If they do not do their duty to keep down evil doers, and be for the praise of them that do well, God Almighty will turn against them. But if the magistrate would have all, both God's due, and Caesar's too, that we cannot give; for God must have his worship, his praise, his honour, and his due; and Caesar must have his due, his earthly custom and tribute; and so herein, we render unto God the things which are God's, and unto Caesar the things which are his [Mat 22:21].

MFU 322f (1660): And seeing that we are willing to pay assessments, taxes, poll money, & whatsoever is demanded in a civil way. Giving unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s [Mat 22:21 ||]; and being his true & faithful subjects in every just and lawful demand to the king. And also we have his promise several times that we shall not suffer for our religion and that we shall have the liberty of our consciences to worship God as it is revealed in us. Yet we are pulled and haled out of our meetings by violence, beaten & accused & several cast into prison upon no other account but for meeting together in the fear of the Lord.

JN2:101 (1655): that Spirit which denies to honor men in their pride preserves magistracy, even from such as will bow and flatter to the face but would destroy in secret, and that seed was manifest in Mordecai, who saved the king’s life and yet would not obey his commands to bow to Haman’s pride [Est 2:21-3:2], also in Christ and many of the dear servants of God who never went went about to destroy magistry but preserved it, who saith give Caesar his due, and God his due [Mat 22:21 ||], and yet was accused to be an enemy to Caesar by those who were enemies both to Caesar and God and yet had a large profession as thou hast who art found in the same accusation....

IP4:418 (1670): This is written in our hearts, that God is to have his due, as well as Caesar his [Mat 22:21 ||]; and that God is to have his due in the first place, but Caesar after God, and in subjection to God. But if there be an absolute necessity put upon us by men (which they ought not to do), either of disobeying God or Caesar, we do really believe that question of some of the apostles, in this case, to be very weighty.... [quotes Acts 4:19f, 5:29]

WPR 470-477 (1678): Arguments for Toleration, sect. 6: On the Propagation of Faith by Force. [Cites Mat 22:21 passim]


§130 E-K (Mat 22:23-33 | Mar 12:18-27 | Luk 20:27-40)

Mat 22:23 The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,

Mat 22:24 Saying, Master, Moses said [T: bade], If a man die, having no children, his brother shall [T: that the brother] marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

Mat 22:25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife [GT: married a wife and; T: married and], deceased, and, having no issue, [BT: without issue and] left his wife unto his brother:

Mat 22:26 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.

Mat 22:27 And last of all the woman died also.

Mat 22:28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.

Mat 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err [GT: are deceived], not knowing [T: and understand not] the scriptures, nor [T: +yet] the power of God.      qtext

Mat 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry [G: +wives] , nor are given in marriage [G: wives are bestowed in marriage; T: are married], but are as the angels of God in heaven.      qtext

Mat 22:31 But as touching [G: And concerning] the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken [GT: what is spoken (T: said)] unto you by [GBT: of] God, saying [BT: which saith],

Mat 22:32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac [T: Abraham’s God and Isaac’s God], and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.      qtext

Mat 22:33 And when the multitude [B: multitudes; T: people] heard this [G: it; T: that], they were astonished [GBT: astonied] at his doctrine.

Mar 12:18 Then come unto him [GT: Then came; B: There came also unto him] the Sadducees [GT: +unto him], which say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying,

Mar 12:19 Master, Moses wrote unto us, If a man's brother die, and leave his wife behind him [G omits], and leave no children, that [T: +then] his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

Mar 12:20 Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying [GBT: when he died] left no seed [G: issue; BT: +behind him].

Mar 12:21 And [G: Then] the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed [G: did he yet leave issue; BT: left any seed]: and the third likewise.

Mar 12:22 And the [G: So those; BT: And] seven had her, and left no seed [G: issue; BT: +behind him]: last of all the woman [GB T: wife] died also.

Mar 12:23 In the resurrection therefore [GT: then], when they shall rise [GBT: +again], whose wife shall she be of them? for the [GBT omit] seven had her to wife.

Mar 12:24 And Jesus answering [GBT: answered and] said unto them, Do ye not therefore err [GT: Are ye not therefore deceived], because ye know [BT: because ye (T: and) understand] not the scriptures, neither the power of God?      qtext

Mar 12:25 For when they shall rise [GBT: +again] from the dead [T: death], they neither [G: neither men] marry, nor are given in marriage [GT: wives (T omits) are married]; but are as the angels which are in heaven.      qtext

Mar 12:26 And as touching the dead, that they rise [GBT: shall (B omits) rise again]: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?      qtext

Mar 12:27 He [G: God] is not the God of the dead, but the [B omits] God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err [GT: are therefore greatly deceived].

Luk 20:27 Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked him,

Luk 20:28 Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man's brother die, having a wife, and he die without children [T: issue], that [BT: +then] his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

Luk 20:29 [G: +now] There were therefore [GT omit] seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and [G: +he] died without children.

Luk 20:30 And the second took her to wife [GT: the wife; B: her], and he died childless.

Luk 20:31 And [G: Then] the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they [G: so likewise the seven died, and; B: in like wise the residue of the seven, and] left no children [BT: +behind them], and died [G omits].

Luk 20:32 [G: +And] Last of all the woman died also.

Luk 20:33 Therefore in [G: Therefore at; B: Now in; T: Now at] the resurrection whose wife of them is she [GBT: shall she be]? for seven had her to wife.

Luk 20:34 And Jesus answering [GBT: answered and] said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage [GBT: marry wives, and are married]:

Luk 20:35 But they which shall be accounted [GB: counted; T: made] worthy to obtain [GBT: enjoy] that world, and the resurrection from the dead [T: death], neither marry, nor are given in marriage [GBT: neither (BT: do not) marry wives, neither are married] :      qtext

Luk 20:36 Neither can they die any more [G: For they can die no more; BT: Nor yet can die any more]: for [G: forasmuch as] they are equal unto the angels; and are the children [GBT: sons] of God, being [GBT: since (BT: inasmuch as) they are] the children of the resurrection.

Luk 20:37 Now that the dead are raised [GBT: And that the dead shall rise again], even Moses [B: Moses also] shewed at [GBT: shewed it (B: sheweth; T: signified) besides] the bush, when he calleth [GT: said] the Lord [G: +is] the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.      qtext

Luk 20:38 For he is not a [GT: the] God of the [B omits] dead, but of the living [GT: them which live; B: living]: for all live unto [T: in] him.

Luk 20:39 Then certain of the scribes [BT: Pharisees] answering [GBT: answered and] said, Master, thou hast well said.

Luk 20:40 And after that they durst not ask him any question [G: thing] at all.


(Mat 22:23-32 | Mar 12:18-27 | Luk 20:26-38) GF6: 297

(Mat 22:29 | Mar 12:24 ) GF5: 372; GF8: 8 [265]; IP3: 284; IP4:134

(Mat 22:30 | Mar 12:25 | Luk 20:35f ) MFU 191

(Mat 22:32 | Mar 12:26f | Luk 20:37f ) GF2: 332; GF6: 25; MFU 21; WPR 317; WPT 132

[Mar 12:18-27 see Mat 22:23-32]

[Luk 20:26-38 see Mat 22:23-32]


(Mat 22:29 | Mar 12:24)

GF8:8 (1669): You neither know the scriptures nor the power of God [Mat 22:29]. How should they know the scriptures or the power of God either, whose darkness does not comprehend the light [John 1:5]?

IP3:284 (1674): The Holy Spirit of God, and the holy Scriptures, are not always joined together; for some in the dark corners of the earth may be visited by the Spirit, become sensible of the Spirit, and receive the Spirit, who never heard of the Scriptures; and many may have the Scriptures, and yet be very ignorant of, and strangers to, God’s Holy Spirit; as the Jews were, who had them read in their synagogues every sabbath day, and yet Christ told them, "Ye neither know the Scriptures, nor the power of God." [Mat 22:29 | Mar 12:24]

(Mat 22:30 | Mar 12:25 | Luk 20:35f )

MFU 191 (1656): the children of this world marry and are given in marriage [Mat 22:30], & ever did before the flood [Gen 6:2], there they were found, & before the coming of the Son of Man there they are found: but the children of Light [John 12:36] is not of this world [John 15:19], for the Light is the condemnation of the world, and bears witness against the world that the deeds thereof are evil [John 3:19]. And this redeems from under the world’s ways and customs.... Our marriages ... is in the Light, whom the Lord joins together no man can put asunder [Mat 19:6]....

(Mat 22:32 | Mar 12:26f | Luk 20:37f)

GF6:25 (1679) [context: discussion of 2 Th 2:3-10] Christ by his quickening spirit [1 Cor 15:45] makes alive [1 Cor 15:22], and is alive, and lives for evermore [Rev 1:18]: and therefore, he is God, not only of the living, but of the dead [Mat 22:32 ||], who quickens the dead, who doth reveal this wicked man of sin [2 Th 2:3], and takes him away, who hath ... exalted himself above all that is called God [2 Th 2:4] in the temples of men and women....

MFU 21 (1653): For our God is not the god of the dead but of the living [Mat 22:32 | Mar 12:27 | Luk 20:38], and it is the living sacrifice that he accepts [Rom 12:1], and it is the living that praises the Lord [Isa 38:19]....


§130L-Q, 131 (Mat 22:34-46 | Mar 12:28-37 | §83A Luk 10:25-28, 20:41-44)

Mat 22:34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered [G: assembled; B: came; T: drew] together.

Mat 22:35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer [G: an expounder of the law; T: a doctor of law], asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,

Mat 22:36 Master, which is the great [T: chief] commandment in the law?

Mat 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt [T: omits] love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.      qtext

[Mat 22:37 cf Deut 6:5]

Mat 22:38 This is the first and great [T: the chief] commandment.

Mat 22:39 And the second is like unto it [BT: this], Thou shalt [T: omits] love thy neighbour as thyself.

[Mat 22:39 cf Lev 19:18]

Mat 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the [G: hangeth the whole] law and the prophets.

Mat 22:41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,

Mat 22:42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say [GBT: said] unto him, The Son of David [G: David’s] .

Mat 22:43 He saith [GBT: said] unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,      qtext

Mat 22:44 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on [G: at] my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?

[Mat 22:44 cf Psa 110:1]

Mat 22:45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?

Mat 22:46 And no man was able to [GT: none could] answer him a [T: again one] word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

Mar 12:28 And [G: Then came; B: And when there came: T: And there came] one of the scribes came, and having [GT: that had; B: and had] heard them reasoning [GBT: disputing] together, and perceiving [BT perceived] that he had answered them well, [GB: +he; T: +and] asked him, Which is the first commandment of all [BT: of all the commandments]?

Mar 12:29 And [GBT omit] Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O $[GT omit] Israel; The Lord our God is one [G: the only] Lord:

[Mar 12:29 cf Deut 6:4]

Mar 12:30 And thou shalt [G: Thou shalt therefore] love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.      qtext

[Mar 12:30 cf Deut 6:5]

Mar 12:31 And the second is like, namely this [G: that is; BT: unto this], Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

[Mar 12:31 cf Lev 19:18]

Mar 12:32 And the [G: Then that] scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other [GBT omit] but he:

Mar 12:33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding [T: mind], and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his [BT: a man's] neighbour as himself, is more [B: greater; T: a greater thing] than all whole [B: the; T omits] burnt offerings and sacrifices.      qtext

Mar 12:34 And [G: Then] when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.

Mar 12:35 And Jesus answered and said, while he taught [GBT: teaching] in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David?

Mar 12:36 For David himself said by the Holy Ghost [BT: inspired by the Holy Ghost, said], The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on [G: at; BT: on] my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.      qtext

Mar 12:37 David therefore [GT: Then David; B: David] himself calleth him Lord; and whence [GT: and (G omits) by what means; B: and how] is he then his son? And the common [GBT: much] people heard him gladly.

Luk 20:41 And he said [GT: Then said he] unto them, How say they that Christ is David's son?

Luk 20:42 And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on [G: at; T: on] my right hand,

Luk 20:43 Till I [G: +shall] make thine enemies thy footstool.

Luk 20:44 David therefore [GT: Seeing David] calleth [G: called] him Lord, how is he then his son?


(Mat 22:37-40 | Mar 12:30f | Luk 10:27) GF4: 337; GF6: 297; MFU 364; JN1: 181; IP2: 39, 56, 270; IP3: 79, 170, 391; IP4: 111, 428; EQ 342 (BC); WPR 606; WPT 414; JWJM 177 [cf Luk 10:27f]

(Mat 22:37 | Mar 12:30) GF7: 129 [132] GF8: 128 [336]; IP3: 457; IP4: 195; WPR 603; WPT 409; JWJM 199, 259 [cf Deut 6:5]

(Mat 22:39 | Mar 12:31) GFJN 29 [cf Lev 19:18]

(Mat 22:43-45 | Mar 12:36f | Luk 20:42-44) GF5: 82

[Mar 12:30f see Mat 22:37-40]

(Mar 12:32) WPR 320; WPT 140

(Mar 12:33f) GF2: 316; IP4: 354

[Mar 12:36f see Mat 22:43-45]

[Luk 20:42-44 see Mat 22:43-45]


(Mat 22:37-39 | Mar 12:30f | Luk 10:27)

[Other texts citing Mat 22:37-40: IP3:170 (John 6:29)]

JN1:181 (1653): You talk of the Scripture being a golden rule, but your ways prove how little you are ruled by it.... Do ye love God above all, and your neighbours as yourself [Mat 22:37-39 | Mar 12:30f | Luk 10:27], when you make them your footstool [Psa 110:1]?

IP3:391 (1677): Oh that this nation might become a paradise of God [Rev 2:7]! Oh that everyone might be sensible of his presence and power and kingdom and righteous government inwardly in the heart, from the king that sits on the throne, to the beggar on the dunghill [1 Sam 2:8]! Surely man was not made for himself! Surely he was not made such a creature as now he is! but in the holy image of God [Gen 1:27], with love in his heart to God above all, and to his neighbor as himself [Mat 22:37-39 | Mar 12:30f | Luk 10:27 ].

JWJM 177 (1772): when we love God with all our heart and all our strength, then in this love we love our neighbours as ourselves [Mat 12:37-39 | Mar 12:30f], and a tenderness of heart is felt toward all people, even such who as to outward circumstances may be to us as the Jews were to the Samaritans.

(Mat 22:37 | Mar 12:30 | Luk 10:27)

[Other texts citing Mat 22:37: IP3:457 (under Mat 16:4)]

GF7:129 (1656): All Friends and brethren every where, walk in the truth, and know one another in the measure of life, that in it your minds may be guided up to the Father of life; and stand in his counsel, that he alone may be loved with all your strength, with all your minds, and with all your souls [Mark 12:30]; so that ye may all know one another in the life and light, that ye may all be kept from idols [1 Jn 5:21]. For if ye know one another in the flesh only, that love which will rise out of that knowledge is feigned, and that will wither, and under the condemnation of the light must come.

JWJM [199,] 259 (17–): is evident that all business which hath not its foundation in true wisdom is unbecoming a faithful follower of Christ, who loves God not only with all his heart, but with all his strength and ability to labour and act in the world [Mat 12:37 | Mar 12:30]....

(Mat 22:43-45 | Mar 12:36f| Luk 20:42-44)

GF5:82 (1674): And in Psalm 110[:1] where it is said, "The Lord said unto my Lord, sit thou on my right hand, until I make thy enemies thy footstool." Is not this the Messiah, and the Immanuel, born of a virgin, spoken of Esaiah [Isa 7:14], which came and said to your forefathers, above sixteen hundred years since, "if David in spirit called the Messiah Lord, how was he his son?" which neither your forefathers nor you ever anwered [Mat 22:43-45]?

(Mar 12:33f)

IP4:354 (167-?): Query 13. Who are those that are nigh the kingdom of God? Are they not those who know that love is the fulfilling of the law [Rom 13:10], and that the substance is beyond shadows? Mark 12:33-34.


[Mar 12:41-44 | Luk 21:1-4]

Synoptic Gospels keyed to Henry Burton Sharman, Records of the Life of Jesus, §§ 122-131
(Mat 21-22 | Mar 11:1-12:37 | Luk 19-20)

§122 (Luk 19:1-10)     index     qtext

§123 (Mat 25:14-30 | Luk 19:11-28)     index     qtext

§124 (Mat 21:1-11 | Mar 11:1-11 | Luk 19:29-44)     index     qtext

§126 (Mat 21:12-17 | Mar 11:15-19 | Luk 19:45-48)     index     qtext

§125,127-129B (Mat 21:18-32, §37X 6:14f | Mar 11:12-14, 20-33 | Luk 20:1-8)     index     qtext

§129C-K (Mat 21:33-46 | Mar 12:1-12 | Luk 20:9-19, 41I 7:29-30)     index     qtext

§129L-P (Mat 22:1-14 | §103 E-H Luk 14:16-24)     index     qtext

§130A-D (Mat 22:15-22 | Mar 12:13-17 | Luk 20:20-26)     index     qtext

§130 E-K (Mat 22:23-33 | Mar 12:18-27 | Luk 20:27-40)     index     qtext

§130L-Q, 131 (Mat 22:34-46 | Mar 12:28-37 | §83A Luk 10:25-28, 20:41-43)     index     qtext

§133 (Mar 12:41-44 | Luk 21:1-4)

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