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7411.1111111. Ch. s. Devils St. Mark, the Swine. Ch. S. 6. Devils Worfhip is but a cntiíirained con- fellionof Chrift's power over them. q. And cried with a loud voice, and Paid, What have I to do with thee, Jefus, thou Son of the moll high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. 7. N. It is no wonder if malicious hypo- crites abufe the name of God byExcommuni- cations and reproaching of his trueftServants, when theDevil durst ule God's name to adjure Chrift ìtimfelf. 8. (For he faid unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean fpi- rit.) 9. N. le appeareth that Devils are not always luit in the fame condition, but when they are reftrained from going about to do mifchief; it is to them an imprisonment and torment s as it is to a Woolf'to be tyed up from killing lheep. 9. And he asked him, What is thy name? And he anfwered, fay- ing, My naine is Legion : for we are many. 9. N. Spirits lofe not their individuation by falling into one common foul. 2. Seeing thegreat.ft multiplicity is among the trait of Feings (there are more Boughs and Sprigs than Trunks of Trees, more Flies thin Men, ern I It ((Tinsthat thevery nature ofDevils is dtbalèd Withtheir quality s and they arehot now of fo light a fpiritual nature, as they were be- fore their fall; if they were lò great a num- ber to of li& one man. ro. And he befought him much, that he would not fend them away out of the country. I i. Now there was there nigh unto the mountains, a great herd of fwine feeding. I2. And all the devils befought him laying , Send us into the fwine, that we may enter into them. 13. And forthwith Jefus gave them leave. . And the unclean fpirits went out, and entred into the fwine, and the herd ran violently down a f}eep place into the fea, (they were about two thoufand) and were cho- ked in the fea. 10,6-, Iet us play a fmall game rather than none : Tt will fotnewh it abate our pain, to do' milchieftho a le(S, and not be im- prifwed in the deep. N The realm why De- vils hurt us no more, is becaute God will not give them leave. 14. And they that fed the fwine fled, and told it in the city, and in the countrey. And they went out to fee what it was that was done. i5. And they come to Jefus, and fee him that was poffetfedwith the devil, and had the legion, fitting, and clothed, and in his right mind, and they were afraid. 16. And they that faw it, told them how it befell to him that was poáièffed with the devil, and alto concerning the fwine. 47. And they began to pray him to depart out of their coaf}s. ra, &a. N When they were healed by Chrift, they followed him : But when they loft their Swine by him, they would be rid of him. i8. And when he was come into the (hip, he that had been poffeffed with the devil, prayed him that he might be with him. r9. Howbeit, Jefus fuffered him nor, but faith un- to him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compaífion on thee. 20. And he departed, and began to publith in Decapolis, how great things Je- fus had done for him : and all men did marvel. 18, et r. N All muff honour God in their places s but notall in one place and nation. :I And when Jefus was paifed over again by (hip unto the other fide, much people gathered unto him, and he was nigh unto the fea, 22. And behold there cometh one of the rulers of the fynagogue, Jai- rus by name, and when he.faw him, he fell at his feet. 23. And be- fought him greatly, Paying, My lit- tle daughter lieth at the point of death, Ipray thee come and lay thy hands on her, that the may be hea- led, and the (hall live. 24. And Jef it. went with him, and much people followed him, and thronged him. 2 r, N. Each Synagogue had more than one Ruler. 2. It was then a great mercy to be AfAi&ed : For fuch came to Chrift for help while others maligned him. 25. And