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Ch. 4. Chrifß afeeep. St. Mark. One poffeJd, &c. Ch. S; 35, &e. N. God.raifeth Dangers to mew us our weaknelè, and his power in our delive- rance. a. Theyare Cafe who are in the fame lip with Chrift. 3. Yet Chrift feemeth for a time to neglect us in our dangers, as if he cared not what became ofus. 39. And he arofe and rebuked the wind, and laid unto the fea, Peace, be Rill : and the wind ceafed, and. there was a great calm. 4o. And he laid unto them, Why are ye fo fearful ? how is it that ye have no faith ?. 4r. And theyfeared exceed- ingly , and faid one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the fea obey 28. Do your part in rowing, and God wid profper it : And rho you lee not prefent fruit, it will ripen and thew it Elfat lait, and be re- warded and fully bleft. 30. And he Paid , Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparifon fhall we compare it ? 3r. It is like a grain ofmuftard-feed, which when it is fown in the earth, is lets than all the feeds that he in the earth. 32. But when it isfown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and fhooteth out great branches, fo that the fowls of the air may lodge under the fhadow of irt. 3o. &c. You all look for the Kingdom of him ? the Heffiah, but you mitlake in expedling a 39, &c. N. All things obeyChaff, fave vo- fudden vifible pompous appearance of it : It is luntary tanners. a. It is but a word of his, the CatholickChurch for which now I am row- that is needful to allay all our dangers. 3. Too ing the feed of the Gofpel, and feemeth like a much fear Iheweth too little faith. Trailing grain of Muftard-feed, a fmall inconfiderable Chrift is the cureof fuch fear. 4. How great- thing, one of the contempribleft Societies on ly shouldhe be reverenced.and obeyed by man, Earth: But God will profper this fed lb, that whom wind and feas, and all Creaturesund- uly Church !hall become fo confpicuous and e. obey. minent, that Princes and Nations and worldly men, Stall be glad for theit intact}, to have the name of Chriftians, and to be under the prole&ion of the Chriftian Powers. CHAP. V, 33. And with manyfuch parables fpake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it. 34. But without a parable fpake he not unto them : and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his difci- pies. 33. 34. He fpake to them according to their low capacities, as to Children, by fami- liar comparilons, further teaching the fènfe of all to chafe that as Scholars came to learn ofhim. 35 And the fame day when the even was come, he faithunto them, Let uspats over-unto the other fide. 36. And when they had lent away the multitude, they rook him even as he was in the fhip, and there were alto with him other little (hips. 37. And there arofe a great florm of wind, and the waves beat into the Ito fhip, that it was now full. 8. p, 3 Manly. 8. 28. Tells us that they were two And he was in the hinder part of which Mark denieth not, tho he mentianeth the fhip, afleep on a pillow : and but one. they awake him, and fay unto him, 6. But when he law Jefus afar A.'.aftcr, careft thou not that we Pe- off, he ran and worfhipped him. rifh ? 6. Devils I. A Nd they came over unto the LI other fide of the lea, into the countrey of the Gaderenes. 2. And when he was come out of the fhip , immediately there met him out of the tombs, a man with an unclean fpirit, 3. Who had hi dwelling among the tombs, and no man could bind him, no not with chains : 4. Becaufe that he had been often bound with fetters and chains , and the chains had been plucked afunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces : neither could any man tame him. 5. And always night and day he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, cry- ing , and cutting himfelf with