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Ch. f. Lepr'ofie cured. St. Luke. Matthew called. Ch. S, drew himfelf into the wildernefs, and prayed. 17. And it came to pats on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were pharifees and do&ors of the law fitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judea, and Je- rufalem : and the power of the Lord was prejent to heal them. 18. And behold, men brought in bed a man which was taken with the pallie and they fought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him. 19. And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in, becaufe of the multitude, they went upon the houfe top, and let him down through the tiling with his couch , into the midit before Je- fus. r 5, r6, 17, 18, 19. Note O that we were all as diligent andbelieving for the healing of our Souls 20. And when he faw theirfaith, he faid unto him, Man, thy fins are forgiven thee. 21. And the fcribes and the pharifees began to reafon, Paying, Who is this which fpeaketh blafphemies? Who can forgive fins but God alone? 22. But when Je- fus perceived their thoughts , he What faid unto them, reafon ye in your hearts? 23. Whe- ther is eafier to fay, Thy fins be for- given thee, or to fay, Rife up and walk? 20, 21, 22, 13. To forgive the punishment is to forgive the fin, which you !hall fee I have power to do. 24. But that ye may know that the Son of man bath power upon earth to forgive fins, (he laid unto the fick of the pallie) I fay unto thee, Arife, and take up thy couch, and go into thine houfe. 25. And immediately he rofe up before them, and tookup that where- on he lay, and departed to his own houle, glorifying God. 26. And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, laying, We have feen ftrange things to day, 24, 2f, 26. TheGlory ofall great things. is due only to God, whoever is the Agent. 27. And after thefe things he went forthand faw a publicane na- med Levi, fitting at the receit of cuftom : and he laid unto him, Followme. 28. And he left all, role up, and followed him. 27, 2P. Levi is M,ettkew. 29. And Levi made him a great feaft in his own houfe : and there was a great company of publicanes, and of others that fat down with them. 3o. But their fcribes and pha- rifees murmured again(} his difci- pies, laying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicanes and (inners ? 3r. And Jefus anfwering, Paid unto them, They that are whole need not a phyfhcian : but they that are fick. 29, 30, 31. Nate ; It is none of the mean- ing ofGod's Law ro be againft Charity, or man's good, but to keep us from encouraging evil. 32. I came not to call the righte- ous, but (inners to repentance. 32. They are Sinners that need me for a Saviour, and the unconverted that need wo- ve, fìm. 33 And' they laid unto him, Why do the diíciples of John fait often, and make prayers, and like- wife the difciples of the pharifees; but thine eat and drink. 33. The Dilciples ofYbn, and the Phari- fees, u(ed more ftri&nefi in tasks of fatting, and making prayers, and in bodi,y aufterities, thanChaffsDilciples did. 34 And he Paid unto them, Can ye make the children of the bride- chamber faft, while the bridegroom is with them ? 35., But the days will come, when the bridegroom (hall be taken away from them, and then (hall they fall in thofe days. 34. 35. Then fhall thty have days of fad. nets . 36. And he fpake allo a parable unto them, No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old: if otherwife, then both the newma- keth a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new, agreeth not with