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Ch. io. The blind St. meet, according to my Father's Decree, and not by me now by way ofpartial favour, as Cour- tiers obtain of Princes. 41. And when the ten heard it, they began to be much difpleafed with James andJohn. 41. N. Chrift's own followers and Apo- files had their great difpleafures and indigna. tion at each other, no wonder then if loch arife in the Chryth now. 2. It was then the afpiring Ambition of two that would have been above the reft, that tattled this breach and indignation : Nowonder ifthe fame Casio have the fama Effe&&s, and worfe, when it is in worfe Men, and in very many. 42. But Jefus called them to him, and faithunto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles , exercife lordfhip over them ; and their great ones exercife authority upon them. 43. But fo fhall it not be among you : but whofoever will be great among you, fhall be your mi- nifler. 44 And whofoever of you will bethe chiefefl, (hall be fervant of all. 47, be. Jefus"purpofely thus decided diecon- troverfre: You arenot called to an Empire or Dominion. TheRulers of the Nations exer. cite Lordlhip and Command on them. But your Preeminence Shall be Moral, and ha that is the worthieft in Humility, and Serviceable. nefs to the roil, and in that Light and Love that fits them fir it, fhall have the Chief Au- thority with you : For his W ifdom, and Ser- vice, Real<n and Love Shall molt prevail with Chri tians for raped in Church Affairs. 45. For even the Son of man came not be minifired unto, but to minifter, and to give his life a ran- fom to many. 45. Why Should you letup a higher Domi- nion over one another, than I have exercifed overyou ? Have not I been more a Servant to You, in Teaching and Guiding you, than you have been to me, by any Service you have done me: Have not I ftooped to you all, and will do even to Death. 46. And they came to Jericho : and as he went out ofJericho with his difciples ,.' and a great number of people, blind Bartimeus, the fon ofTimeus, fat by the high -way-fide, begging. 47. And when he heard that it was Jefus of Nazareth, he Mark. heaid Ch. sò; began to cry out, and fay, Jefus, thou, fon of David, have mercy on .me. 48. And many charged him, that he fhould hold his peace: but he cried the . more a great deal, Thou fon of David , have mercy on me. 49. And Jefus flood {till, and commanded him to be called : and they, call the blind man, faying unto him, Beof good comfort, rife ; he calleth thee. so. And he cafling away his garmnet, arofe, and came to Jefus. 5r. And Jefus anfwered and faid unto him, What wilt thou that It fhould do unto thee ? The blind man faid unto him, Lord, thatI might receive my fight. 52. And Jefus faid unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his fight, and followed Jefus in the way. 46, be. See on, Mat. 20. ;o. N. r. Tea great comfort to becalled to Chrift. 2. Chriff maketh whole efficiently; but Faith, by moral receptive qualification of a free gift. CHAP. XI. lNd when they came nigh to Jerufalem, unto Beth- phage, and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he fendeth forth twa of his difciples, 2. And faith unto them, Go your way into the vil- lage over againfi you ; and affoon as ye be entred into st, ye (hall find a colt tied, whereon never man fat ; loofe him, and bringhim. 3. And ifany man fay unto you, Why do ye this? fay ye that the Lord hath need of him ; and flraightway he will fend him hither. 4. And they went their way, and found the colt tiedby the door without, in a place where two ways met : and they loofe him. 5. And Certain of them that flood there faid unto theta. What do ye there loofing the colt? 6. And