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Tit. ii. 14.

man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and 0 1 Tim. ii. 6. ° to give his life a ransom for many.

46 And they came to Jericho : and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, i blind Bartimæus, the son of Timæus, sat by the highway side begging. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. 48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace : but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me. Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee. 50 And he, casting away his garment, k rose, and came to Jesus.

51 And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, 1 Lord, that

I might receive my sight. 52 And Jesus said unto him, palatt. ix. 92. Go thy way; P thy faith hath m made thee whole. And

immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in

49 And

the way.

XI. 1 And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples, 2 and saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as

soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, i most ancient authorities have, Bartimæus the son of Timæus, a blind beggar, sat by the wayside. k many

ancient authorities have, leaped up, and came to Jesus. 1

render, Rabboni. m render, saved thee, as in Luke vii. 50; xviii, 42. This can hardly be done in Matt. ix. 22, on account of what follows.

n read, him. 46–52.] HEALING OF BLIND BARTI- place. 51.] Rabboni, i. e. Master, or

FROM JERICHO. My Master, see John xx. 16. It was said Matt. xx. 29-34. Luke xviii. 35-43. On to be a more respectful form than Rabbi the three accounts referring to one and the merely. 52.] In Matthew only, Jesus same miracle, see on Matthew. I will ovly touches him. The account bere and in add here, that a similar difference of num- Luke seems to correspond more closely ber between Matthew and Mark is found in with the wonderful strength of his faithi. the miracle in the neighbourhood of Ger- Our Lord healed by a word in such cases, gesa, ch. v. 2.

46.] Bar-timæus see Matt. viii. 10–13, ch. vii. 29, and means, the son of Timæus, --so Bartho

other places. St. Luke adds, “glorifying lomew, ch. iii. 18, Barjesus, Acts xiii. 6. God,- and that all the people seeing him 48.) See on Matthew vv.

20, 31.

gave glory to God; see also Luke xix. 37. 50.] Signs of an eye-witness, which CHAP. XI. 1–11.] TRIUMPHAL ENTRY make us again believe, that here we have INTO JERUSALEM. Matt. xxi. 1-17. Luke the literally exact account of what took xix. 29–44. John xii. 12-36. On the


say ye that

whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him.

3 And if any man say unto you, Why do


this? the Lord hath need of him ; and straightway he will send him hither. 4 And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in P a place where two ways met; and they loose him. 5 And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt? 6 And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded : and they let them go. 7 And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him. 8 And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches 4 off the trees [, rand strawed them in the way). 9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna ; Blessed [sis] hea Prin exvili. that cometh in the name of the Lord : 10 blessed [s be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh [88 in the name of the Lord] : b Hosanna in the highest. 11 And t Jesus bppa. cxiviii. entered into Jerusalem, [and] into the temple : and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.

o read, a.


u omit.


ss omit.


P see note. I read, out of the fields.

I omitted in many ancient authorities. s not expressed in the original. The word supplied ought to be the same in both Either is

may be right.

t read, he. general sequence of events of this and the not appear to be any reason for supposing following day, see note on Matthew, ver. 1. the word “round" to refer to the house,

1, 2.) As far as ye shall find, the rather than to the whole block, or neighagreement in Matthew, Mark, and Luke bourhood, of houses, round about which is nearly rerbal; after that, Mark and the street led. Dean Trench, on the A. V. Luke only inention the foal, and add, on p. 116, would render it “a way round,which never man sat. Compare with this, a crooked lane." 8, 9.] On the inLuke xxiii. 53. Our Lord's birth, tri. teresting adılition in Luke vv. 37-40, umph, and burial were to be, in this, alike. notes there. branches] called Meyer observes of this part of the history, branches of palm-trees, John, ver. 13: • A later tradition, sprung from the sacred the word signifies not merely branches, destination of the beast (for beasts never but branches cut for the purpose of being yet worked were used for sacred purposes, littered to walk on: and thus implies the Num. xix. 2: Deut. xxi. 3: 1 Sam. vi. 7).' strawing in the way, which has been unBut does it never strike such annotator3, skilfully supplied. 10.] blessed .... that this very usage would lead not only David - is peculiar to Mark, clearly setto the narratire being so constructed, but ting forth the idea of the people that to the command itself having been 80 the Messiah's Kingdom, the restoration of given ? 4.] The report of one of those the throne of David, was come. See sent: perhaps of Peter. The word ren- the additional particular of the weeping dered a place where two ways met, only over the city, Luke, vv. 41-44, and notes. means, a road leading round a place, 11.] See Matthew, ver. 12, and and probably imports simply the street. notes on ver. 1: also on John ii. 13-18, Wordsw. interprets it, the back way,

I am by no means certain that the which led round the house. But there does solution proposed in the notes on Matthew

15 c And they

18 And

Luke iv. 32.

12 And on the morrow, when they

when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry: 13 and seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon : and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for W the time of figs was not yet. 14 And x Jesus

answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee heree John ii. 14. after for ever. And his disciples heard it.

come to Jerusalem : and > Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold 5 doves: 16 and would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.

17 And he taught, saying [unto them], Is it not written, d Isa.lvi. 7. d My house shall be called zz of all nations the house of • JER. vii. 11. prayer ? but eye have made it a den of thieves.

the & scribes and a chief priests heard it, and sought how they i Matt. vii. 28. might destroy him: for they feared him, because f all the people was astonished at his doctrine.

19 And when even was come, he went out of the city. 20 And in the morning, V render, had come forth.

see note,

I read, he. y render, the doves.

z omitted in the oldest MS. zz render, an (or, the house of prayer for (or, unto) all the nations. See Dean Trench, on the A. V. p. 72.

å transpose these. is the right one, but I cannot suggest a was precocious, in being clothed with better. When St. Mark, as here, relates an leaves : and if it had had on it winter figs, occurrence throughout, with such signs of which remain on from the autumin, and an eye-witness as in ver. 4, it is very ripen early the next season, they would difficult to suppose that he has transposed have been ripe at this time. But there any thing; whereas St. Matthew certainly were none-- it was a barren tree. On the does not speak here so exactly, having import of this miracle, see notes on Mattransposed the anointing in Bethany : see thew. 15—19.) Matt. xxi. 12, 13, notes on Matt. xxvi. 2, 6.

where see notes : also Luke xix. 45-48. 12—26.] THE BARREN FIG-TREE. THE 16.] This was the court of the GenCLEANSING OF THE TEMPLE. Matt. xxi. tiles, which was used as a thoroughfare; 12–22. Our account here bears strong which desecration our Lord forbade. marks of being that of a beholder and any vessel]-e. g. a pail or basket, -used hearer: e. g. when they had come forth for common life. 17.] for all the from Bethany,--afar off, -having leaves, nations, omitted in Matthew and Luke, ---and his disciples heard it. The but contained in the prophecy :-—inentioned times and order of the events are here by St. Mark as writing for Gentile Chrismore exact than in St. Matthew, who tians : but this may be doubted. 18. seems to place the withering of the tree all the people was astonished at his docimmediately after the word spoken by our trine ....] This remark, given by St. Mark Lord. 13. the time of figs was not yet] and St. Luke, is omitted by St. Matthew : The sentence, which in the original is probably because he has given us so much elliptical (for the season was not of figs, of the doctrine itself. 19.] See note or for it was not a season of figs), may be on Matthew, ver. 17. On the Monday and supplied,

for the season was not (one) of Tuesday evenings, our Lord appears to figs,—or, for the season was not (that) of bave gone to Bethany. 20—26.] The figs, i. e. not yet the season for figs. The answers are very similar to those in Mat. latter suits the context best. The tree thew, but with one important addition

as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. 21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, b Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.

22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23 & For verily I say


That g Matt. xvii. 20. whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea ; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that bb those things which he saith e shall come to pass; he shall have [d whatsoever he saith]. 24 Therefore I say


you, h What things soever ye h Matt. vil.7. dd desire, when ye pray, believe that ye e receive them, and ye to.7

: kivi! shall have them. 25 And when ye stand praying, 'forgive, James 4,5,6. if ye have ought against any : that your Father also which Col. ii. 13. is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. 26 f But kif k Matt. xviii. ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

27 And they come again to Jerusalem ; and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders, 28 and say unto him, By what authority doest thou these things ? ff and who gave thee this authority to do these things? 29 And Jesus [8 answered and] said unto them, I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men ? answer me.

31 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven ; he will say, Why [88 then] did ye not believe him ? b render, Rabbi. bb read, that.

literally, cometh to pass : see note. d omitted in some ancient authorities : in which case it must be supplied. dd read, pray and ask. e most ancient authorities read, have received. f

this verse is omitted by sereral ancient authorities, probably by mistake in copying, as verses 25 and 26 end with the same word, trespasses.

8 omit.

88 omit. here, viz. vv. 25, 26 : see Matt. vi. 14, and See also Matt. v. 23 f., where the converse 1 Tim. ii. 8. The connexion here seems to this is treated of. to be, • Though you should aim at strength 27—33.] THE AUTHORITY OF JESUS of faith,---yet your faith should not work QUESTIONED. HIS REPLY. Matt. xxi. 23 in all respects as you have seen me do, in -32. Luke xx. 1-8. Our account and judicial anger condemning the unfruitful that of St. Matthew are very close in and evil; but you must forgire.' 24. agreement. St. Luke's has (compare ver. believe that ye have received them] The 6, “all the people will stone us”) few and past tense is used, because the reception unimportant additions : see notes on Matspoken of is the determination in the divine thew. 28.] The expression these counsels coincident with the request-be. things need not necessarily refer to the lieve that when you asked, you received, cleansing of the temple, as Meyer : but and the fulfilment shall come.


seems, from Luke, to extend over our Lord's On the matter, compare Matt. vi. 14 f. whole course of teaching and putting him

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1 Matt. iii.5:

xiv. 5. ch. vi. 20.

32 But h if we shall say, Of men ; they feared the people : for 'all men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed. 33 And they answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus [i answering] saith unto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.

XII. 1 And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and k went into a far country. 2 And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. 3 And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. 4 And again he sent unto them another servant; and lat him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and m sent him away shamefully handled. 5 And [n again] he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some. • Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.

7 But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be our's. 8 And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard. 9 What shall [P therefore] the lord of the vineyard do? he will

come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineh read, shall we say, Of men ? k the original has only, left the country. many ancient authorities have only, they wounded him in the head.

ancient authorities have only, shamefully handled him.


i omit.



n omit.


many ancient authorities have, He had yet one wellbeloved son: him he sent last unto them.

P omitted by some ancient authorities. self forward in public. 32.] The answer probable here ; for they did not kill him, to the question, asked by themselves, is but disgracefully used him. I must given by the Evangelist.

not allow any opportunity to pass of directCHAP. XII. 1--12.] PARABLE OF THE ing attention to the sort of difference, in

OUT TO HUSBANDMEN. similarity, between these three reports, This parable is, for the most part, identical and observing that no origin of that differwith that in Matt. xxi. 33–46, and Luke ence is imaginable, except the gradual xx. 9–19. The number and treatment of deflection of accounts from a common, or the servants sent, is enlarged on here; a parallel source.

See notes on and in ver. 4 there occurs a singular word, Matthew throughout. 9.] he will which we render, wounded him in the

come, &c., is not the answer of the Phari. head. Some have supposed it means, 'they sees, nor of the people, as the correspondmade short work with him,' which is the ing sentence in Matthew (see note there), inore usual sense of the word, but not but, here and in Luke, a continuation of



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