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Ch. 8. Chrifl's St. Luke. miracles. Ch. 8. higher Original and Kindred, and valued fpi- ritual before carnal Relations. 22. Now it came to pars on a cer- tain day, that he went into a fhip with his difciples : and he faid un- to them, Let us go over unto the o- ther fide ofthe lake. And they lamb- ed forth. 23. But as they failed, he fell afleep : and there came down a dorm of wind on the lake, and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. 24. And' they came to him, and awoke' him, faying, Ma- iler, mailer, we perifli. Then he a- rofe, and rebuked the wind, and the raging of the water:and they cea- fed, and there was a calm, 22, 23, 24. Note; And cannot he with a word rebuke all popular and tyrannical rage againft his Church'. z5. And he Paid unto them, Where is your faith ? And they be- ing afraid; wondred, faying one to another, What manner of 'man is this ? for he coninaandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him. 25. Ncre; And Stall not we obey him. 26. And they arrived at the coun- try of the Gadarenes, which is over againft Galilee. 27. And when lie went forth to land, there met him out of the city, a certain man which had devils longtime, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any houle, but in'the tombs. , 28. When he faw Jefus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice faid, What have I to do with thee, Jefus, thou fon of God moll high ? I .befeech thee torment me not. 29. (For he had commanded the unclean.fpirit to come out of the man. For Oftentimes it had caught him : and he was kept bound with chains, and in fetters ; and lie brake the bands, and .was driven of the devil into the wildernefs:) 3o. And Jefus asked him, faying, What is thy name? And he laid, .Legion : becaufe many devils were entred in- to him. 31. And they befought him that he would not command them to go but into the deep. 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. See on Matth. 8. and Mark s. s, 9. The bottomlefs Pit. N. The Devils are not yet confined to Hell, nor in their utmolt mifery. 32. And there was there an herd of many fwine feeding on the mountain : and they befought him that he would fuller them to enter into them. And he fuffered them. 33. Then went the devils out of the man, and entred into the fwine and the herd ran violently down a fteep place into the lake, and were choked. 34. When they that .fee\ them faw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the countrey. 3s. Then they went out to fee what was done ; and came to Jefus, and found the man out of whom the devils were de- parted, fitting at the feet of Jefus, clothed, and in his right mind : and they were afraid. 36. They allo which faw ir, told them by what means he that was pofiefled of the devils, was healed. 32, 33, 34, 35, 36. Note t. One man is of more worth , than multitudes of Swine (though fwinim sinners villihe themfelves.) 2. What would not Devils do againit ús, if God should permit them? 37. Then the whole multitude of the countreyofthe Gadarenes round about, befought him to depart from them ; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the fhip, and returned back again. 38. Now the man out of whom the de- vils were departed, befought hint that he might be with him ; but Je- fus feat him away, faying, 39. Re- turn to thine own hotife, and' thew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and puhlifhed throughout the whole city, how great things Jefus had done unto him. 37, 38, 39. Note; Á1l mens Crevice of God is not in one way ; fome may do molt good at home, and in a private Rate of life, and fome more publickly. L 2 20. And