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Ch. 20. The Temple cleanfed. St. Luke. fiaptifmofyohn. Ch. 2 41. O that thou hadft known the things that are necerfry to thy own peace and fafety, be- fore the dayofGrace be part. But by thy wil- ful fin and blindnefs, they are unknown to thee. Note, Chrift, as Man, by weepingover felf- deftroying Sinners, Cteweth his love and pity, though not equal to that which he eaercileth on his Eleït whom he will fave. 43. For the days fhall come up- on thee, that thine enemies fhall call a trench about thee, and com- pafs thee round, and keep thee in on every fide. 44. And fhall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee ; and they flail not leave in thee one ftone upon another : becaufe thou knew- eft not the time of thy vifitati- on. 45, 44, All this was done about thirty eight Years after, by the dreadfulleft Siege for Famine and Murder, that any Hiftory re. cordeth. 45. And hewent into the tem- ple, and began to call out them that fold therein, and them that bought, 46. Saying unto them, It is written, My Houle is the houle ofprayer : but ye have made it a den of thieves. 45, 46. See Matth. 21. r 2. Note, Chriff Clewed his Authority by Reforming ; and his Zeal evenfor the Temple, while the Law ftood. 47. And he taught daily in the temple, But the chief priefts and the fcribes, and the chief of the people fought to deflroy him. 47. ThePriefts and Rulers were they that were Chrift's Enemies andPerfecucors. 48. And could not find what they might do : for all the people were very attentive to hear him. 48. They durft not lay Hands on him be. cantle the multitude hearing and admiring him, veil; as his guard. CHAP. XX. r. /0 Nd it came to pats , that on j` one of thole days , as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gofpel , the chief prief{s and the fcribes came upon him, with the elders, 2. And fpake unto him, Paying, Tell us, By what authority doeft thou there things? or who is he that gave thee this au. thority ? 1, 2. Such things arenot to be donewithout Authority. 3. And he anfwered and laid un- to them , I will alto ask you one thing ; and anfwer me : 4. The baptifm of John, was it from hea- ven, or of men ? y. And they reafoned with themfelves, Paying, If we (hall fay, From heaven ; he will fay, Why then believed ye him not? 6. But, and if we fay, Of men ; all the people will alone us : for they be perfwaded that John was a prophet. 7. And they an- fwered , that they could not tell whence zt was. 8. And Jefus laid unto them, Neither tell I you by what Authority I do thefe things. 3, 4, S, 6, 7. 8. They ought to have known his Authority by his Miracles. See Moth. 2 r. 9. Then began he to fpeak to the people this parable : A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went in- to a far countrey for a long time. ro. And at the feafon , he Pent a fervant to the husbandmen , that they lhould give him of the fruit ofthe vineyard : but the husband- men beat him, and fent him away empty. sr. And again he fent another fervent, and they beat him al,-