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“Branch, and a King shall reign eyes, and saw a great company “ and prosper, and shall execute come unto him, he saith unto

judgement (c) and justice in the Philip, 6. Whence shall we buy “ earth. 6. In his days Judah “bread that these may eat?" “shall be saved, and Israel shall 6. And this he said to prove him : “ dwell safely; and this is his for he himself knew what he

name whereby he shall be called, would do. 7. Philip answered him, “ THE LORD (d) OUR (e) “ Two hundred pennyworth of « RIGHTEOUSNESS. 7. There- “ bread is not sufficient for them, “ fore, behold, the days come, “ that every one of them may saith the(8) Lord, "that they shall “ take a little.” 8. One of his dis“ no more say, “The Lord liveth, ciples, Andrew,

Andrew, Simon Peter's “ which brought up the children brother, saith unto him, “9. There " of Israel out of the land of “ is a lad here, which hath five

Egypt;" 8. but (h), “ The Lord barley-loaves and two small liveth, which brought up, and

“ fishes : but what are they among " which led the seed of the

so many

?" 10. And Jesus “ house of Israel out of the north said, “ Make the men sit down." “ country, and from all countries Now there was much grass (k) “ whither I had driven them ; in the place. So the men sat down, " and they shall dwell in their in number about five thousand.

11. And Jesus took the loaves : and

when he had given thanks, he disThe Gospel. John vi. 5. (*)

tributed to the disciples, and the When Jesus then lifted up his disciples to them that were set

“ own land.”

David ; many of the persons who con- the incommunicable name of God. See sidered Jesus Christ as the Messiah, ex- Hales's Dissertations, 200. pressed that as their belief by calling (e) Our righteousness." Because him “ the Son of David :" and when our through his mediation and atonement Saviour put it to the Pharisees, Matt. bis righteousness is to be imputed to xxii. 42. ante, 217. “ What think


of us : to be carried to our account: to “ Christ, whose Son is he ?” they at once be reckoned ours : we through him are answered, “ the Son of David.”

to be treated as righteous. See 1. Hales's (c) “ Judgment and justice." Two Trinity, 232. “ He of God (in the lanof his characteristics. In Is. ix. 1–7. it guage of Rom. i. 30.) being made unto us is said of him “ of the increase of his “wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctifigovernment and peace there shall be no

"cation and redemption." “ end, upon the throne of David, and (g) See ante, 235. note (a).

upon his kingdom, to order it and to ih) v. 8. “ But, &c.” The deliverance “establish it, with judgment and with referred to shall so far surpass the de“ justice, from henceforth even for ever.” liverance from Egypt, that whereas the And in Is. xi. 1-5. where it is said, that deliverance from Egypt has hitherto been " there shall come forth a rod out looked up to as the great instance of “ of the stem of Jesse,” (David's fa- God's interposition: the second shall so ther), " and a branch shall grow out of exceed it, as to be the only deliverance “ his roots ;" it is stated of him, that “ with ever again named. It shall overwhelm by “ righteousness shall be judge the poor, and its superiority all remembrance of the “ reprove with equity for the meek of the former. “ earth; and righteousness shall be the (i) This Gospel has already been com. “ girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the mented upon, ante, 96. “ girdle of his reins.

(k) v. 10. • Much grass,” he observa(d) v. 6.“ The Lord,” Hebr.“ Jehovah,” | tion of a person present.

down; and likewise of the fishes as Saint Andrew, that he readily much as they would. 12. When obeyed the calling of thy Son they were filled, he said unto his Jesus Christ, and followed him disciples, “ Gather up the frag- without delay ; Grant unto us all, “ments that remain, that nothing be that we being called by thy holy “ lost.” 13. Therefore they gather-Word, may forthwith give up ed them together, and filled twelve ourselves obediently to fulfil thy baskets with the fragments of the holy Commandments, through the five barley loaves, which remained same Jesus Christ our Lord. over and above unto them that Amen. had eaten. 14. Then those men,

The Epistle. Rom. x. 9. when they had seen the miracle 1e thou shalt confess (1) with thy that Jesus did, said, “This is of

mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt “a truth that Prophet that should

believe in thine heart that God come into the world.”

(m) hath raised him from the dead, If there be any more Sundays before Advent thou shalt be saved. 10. For with Sunday, the Service of some of those Sundays that

the heart man believeth unto (n) Here omitted after the Epiphany shall be taken in, to supply so many as are here wanting. And if righteousness; and with the mouth there be fewer, the overplus may be omitted : Pro.

confession is made unto (o) salrided that this last Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, shall always be used upon the Sunday next before Advent. vation. 11. For the Scripture (v)

saith, “Whosoever believeth on

him shall not be ashamed.” Saint Andrew's Day.

12. For there is no difference (9) The Collect.

between the Jew and the Greek ALMIGHTY God, who didst give(r): for the same Lord over all is such grace unto thy holy Apostle rich unto all that call



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(1) v. 9. “Confess, &c." Making inward conviction and open profession the two requisites : our Saviour put the necessity of a bold undaunted avowal of our faith in a strong light, (Matt. x. 32, 33.) « Who

soever shall confess me before men, him " will I confess also before my Father " which is in Heaven: but whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in Hea

If such stress was then laid upon it when the avowal of Christianity exposed its professors to persecution and great temporal disadvantages, is it not equally incumbent upon every one now boldly and fearlessly to acknowledge his faith wherever it can be of service to religion, and to stand forward as one of its champions whenever it is assailed ?

(mi “God hath raised, &c." ascribing it to the Father. – “God,” ords.

(x) v. 10. “Unto righteousness.” To make him walk righteously, and to have righteousness and its reward imputed to


“ Unto salvation," so as to procure for him salvation.

(p) v. 11. “The Scripture," i. e. “Is. “ xxviii. 16.," which clearly refers to the Messiah. “Behold, I lay in Sion for a “ foundation a stone, a tried stone, a pre“ cious corner stone, a sure foundation : " he that believeth shall not make haste," (i.e. shall have no occasion to fly.) Bp. Lowth translates it, “he that trusteth in “ him shall not be confounded."

(9) v. 12. “ No difference, &c." This is to justify the use of the general word in the preceding verse, "whosoever."

(r) “ The Jew and the Greek.” So Gal. iii. 28. There is neither Jew nor “ Greek, there is neither bond nor free, “ there is neither male nor female, for ye 66 are all one in Christ Jesus ;" and to the same purpose is Col. iii. 11. Christianity knows no distinction of country, station,

In the language of the Te Deum, Christ "hath opened the kingdom of Hea

ven to all believers.

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13. For “whosoever (s) shall call “ words into the ends of the upon

the name of the Lord “ world.” 19. But I say, Did not “ shall be saved.” 14. How then Israel

Israel know? First (d) Moses (t) shall they (u) call on him in saith, “ I will provoke (e) you to whom they have not believed ?

* jealousy by them that are no and how shall they (u) believe in “people, and by a foolish nation him of whom they have not “I will anger you.” 20. But heard ? and how shall they (u) Esaias is very bold, and saith, “I hear without a preacher? 15. and “ was found of them that sought how shall they (u) preach, except “ me not; I was made manifest they be sent ? as it is written (r), “ unto them that asked not after “ How beautiful are the feet of

“ me.”

21. But to Israel he “ them that preach the Gospel of saith, “ All day long I have “peace, and bring glad tidings “ stretched forth my hands unto « of good things!” 16. But (y) “a disobedient and gainsaying they have_not_all obeyed the * people.” Gospel. For Esaias saith (z), “ Lord, who hath believed our

The Gospel. Matt. iv. 18. report ?" 17. So then (a) faith Jesus, walking by the sea of cometh by hearing, and hearing Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon by the word of God. 18. But I

18. But I called Peter, and Andrew his say, Have they not heard (6)? brother, casting (8) a net into the Yes, verily (C),

<< their sound went sea: for they were fishers. (h) " into all the earth, and their 19. And he saith unto them, ,

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(s) v. 13. “ Whosoever, &c.” Without described “as a disobedient people, and any distinction between Jew and Gen- “as being surpassed by those who before tile; a quotation from Joel ii. 32.

“ were not God's people,") and leaves it (t) v. 14. “ How then," i. e.“ but how." to the reader to apply the passages. This to the end of v. 15. seems put as an (e) “Provoke you to jealousy," i. e. objection to give the opportunity of an- “ stir you up to emulation.” . St. Paul swering it: and from v. 16. inclusive, is states, (Rom. xi. 14.) as his reason for the answer.

magnifying his office of apostle to the (u) “They," i. e. indefinitely, “any." Gentiles, " If by any means I may provoke (x) v. 15. “Written," i. e. in Isaiah lii. 7. to emulation them which are my flesh,"

ly) v. 16. “ But, &c.” No want of (i. e. the Jews) " and might save some of preachers, but of belief: for what Isaiah is them." foretold in part of the same prophecy, (g) v. 18. “Casting,” i. e. “ to wash “ Who hath believed, &c.” is now verified. "them;" they had done fishing. See

“ Esaias saith," i. e. in Isaiah liü, 1. Luke v. 2. (a) v. 17. “ So then,” or “ indeed," (h) “ Fishers." “ The foolish things “ in very truth.” ápa.

“ therefore of the world, to confound the (6) v. 18. “ Heard,” i. e. “ had the op- “ wise." See 1 Cor. i. 27. Our Saviour “portunity of hearing."

might be cautious in the selection of his (c) “ Yes, verily, &c.” So much so, apostles, to fix upon men of plain sense that the passage from Ps. xix. 4. “ their and veracity, men who would attest his " sound, &c.is true of the preachers of miracles and way of life, and yet might not the gospel : there is no place their preach- be too confident that he was the Messiah, ing has not reached. See ante, 234. note and therefore might not be too forward in on Col. i. 6.

asserting that he was, as that would have (d) v. 19. “ First, &c." He answers the exposed him to the Roman power. See question by referring to Deut. xxxii. 21. | Locke 133. 135. and Isaiah Ixv. 1. (where the Israelites are

“ Follow (i) me, and I will make | Zebedee, and John_(K) his bro. “

you fishers of men.” 20. And ther, in a ship with Zebedee, their they straightway left their nets, father, mending their nets : and and followed him. 21. And going

21. And going he called them. 22. And they on from thence, he saw other immediately left the ship and their two brethren, James the son of father, and followed him.

(i) o. 19. “ Follow, &c." He first performed the miracle of the draught of fishes : they had toiled all night, and taken nothing, but at his request they launched out into the deep, and let down their net, and

inclosed so great a multitude of fishes, that their net brake. See Luke v. 1 to 6.

(k) v. 21.“ John," i.e." the Evangelist;" the writer of the gospel and epistles which go by his name, and of the Revelations.


Our Father, which art in heaven, Minister. Thou shalt not make Hallowed be thy Name; Thy to thyself any graven image, nor kingdom come; Íhy will be done the likeness of any thing that in earth, as it is in heaven : Give is in heaven above, or in the us this day our daily bread; earth beneath, or in the water And forgive us our trespasses,

under the earth. Thou shalt not as we forgive them that trespass bow down to them, nor worship against us; And lead us not into them: For I the Lord thy God temptation, But deliver us from am a jealous God, and visit the evil. Amen.

sins of the fathers upon the chil

dren, unto the third and fourth The Collect.

generation of them that hate me, ALMIGHTY God, unto whom all and shew mercy unto thousands hearts be open, all desires known,

all desires known, in them that love me, and keep and from whom no secrets are

my Commandments. hid; Cleanse the thoughts of our People. Lord, have mercy upon hearts by the inspiration of thy us, and incline our hearts to keep Holy Spirit; that we may per- this law. fectly love thee, and worthily Minister. Thou shalt not take magnify thy holy Name, through the name of the Lord thy God in Christ our Lord. Amen.

vain: for the Lord will not hold

him guiltless that taketh his name The TEN COMMANDMENTS.

in vain. Minister.

People. Lord, have mercy upon God spake these words, and said, us, and incline our hearts to keep I am the Lord thy God: Thou this law. shalt have none other gods but me. Minister. Remember that thou

People. Lord, have mercy upon keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six us, and incline our hearts to keep days shalt thou labour, and do all this law.

that thou hast to do; but the Let us pray:


seventh day is the Sabbath of the his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing Lord thy God. In it thou shalt that is his. do no manner of work, thou, and People. Lord, have mercy upon thy son, and thy daughter, thy us, and write all these thy laws in man servant, and thy maid ser. our hearts, we beseech thee. vant, thy cattle, and the stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven Almighty God, whose kingdom and earth, the sea, and all that in

is everlasting, and power inthem is, and rested the seventh

Have mercy upon the day: wherefore the Lord blessed

whole Church; and so rule the the seventh day, and hallowed

heart of thy chosen servant it.

GEORGE, our King and Go People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep minister he is) `may above all

vernor, that he (knowing whose this law. Minister. Honour thy father things seek thy honour and glory;

and that we, and all his subjects may be long in the land which

the duly considering whose authority

he hath) may faithfully serve, Lord thy God giveth thee. People. Lord, have mercy upon

honour, and humbly obey him,

in thee, and for thee, according to us, and incline our hearts to keep thy blessed Word and ordinance, this law.

through Jesus Christ our Lord; Minister. Thou shalt do no

who with thee and the Holy murder.

Ghost liveth and reigneth, ever People. Lord, have mercy upon

one God, world without end us, and incline our hearts to keep Amen. this law.

Or, Minister. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Almighty and everlasting God People. Lord, have mercy upon we are taught by thy holy Word, us, and incline our hearts to keep that the hearts of kings are in thy this law.

rule and governance, and that Minister. Thou shalt not steal. thou dost dispose and turn them

People. Lord, have mercy upon as it seemeti best to thy godly us, and incline our hearts to keep wisdom; We humbly beseech thee this law.

so to dispose and Minister. Thou shalt not bear heart of ĠEORGE thy servant, false witness against thy neigh-our King and Governor, that in bour.

all his thoughts, words, and People. Lord, have mercy upon works, he may ever seek thy us, and incline our hearts to keep honour and glory; and study to this law.

preserve thy people committed to Minister. Thou shalt not covet his charge, in wealth, peace, and thy neighbour's house, thou shalt godliness. Grant this, o mercinot covet thy neighbour's wife, ful Father, for thy dear Son's sake nor his servant, nor his maid, nor Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

govern the

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