Synoptic Gospels keyed to Henry Burton Sharman, Records of the Life of Jesus
§§55-62 (Mat 9:35-11:1; 14; Mar 6:7-52, Various; Luk 9:7-17, various)

§ 55, 56A-B (Mat 9:35-38 | Mar 6:34 ; Luk 10:2)     index     qtext

§ 56C-E (Mat 10:1-6 | Mar 6:7, 3:16-19 | Luk 9:1, 6:13-16)     index     qtext

§ 56F (Mat 10:7-8)     index     qtext

§ 56G-H (Mat 10:9-10 | Mar 6:8-9 | Luk 9:2-3)     index     qtext

§ 56I-M (Mat 10:11-16 | Mar 6:10-11 | Luk 9:4-5, 10:3,5-6,12)     index     qtext

§ 57A-C (Mat 10:17-20 | Mar 13:9-11 § 134G-I | Luk 12:11-12 §91I, 21:12-15 § 134G-I)     index     qtext

§ 57D-F (Mat 10:21-23 | Mar 13:12-13 § 134J-M | Luk 12:11-12 §91I, 21:16-17 § 134G-I)     index     qtext

§ 57G-H (Mat 10:24-27 | Luk 6:40 § S38H, 12:2-4 § 91C-D)     index     qtext

§ 57I-J (Mat 10:28-31 | Luk 12:4-7 § 91E-F)     index     qtext

§ 57K (Mat 10:32-33 | Luk 12:8-9 § 91G)     index     qtext

§ 57L (Mat 10:34-36 | Luk 12:51-53 §95B)     index     qtext

§ 57M-N (Mat 10:37-38 | Luk14:26f §104BC,)     index     qtext

§ 57O-R (Mat 10:39-42 | Luk 17:33 §112J)     index     qtext

§ S58 (Mat 14:1-12 | Mar 6:14-29 | Luk 9:7-9, 3:18-20 § S17R)     index     qtext

§ S60 (Mat 14:13-21 | Mar 6:33-44 | Luk 9:12-17 | Joh 6:2-14)     index     qtext

§ S61 (Mat 14:22-33 | Mar 6:45-52 | Joh 6:15-21)     index     qtext


§ 55, 56A-B (Mat 9:35-38; Mar 6:34 §60B, Luk 10:2)

Mat 9:35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel [T: glad tidings] of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every [T: all manner sickness and] disease among the people.

Mat 9:36 But when he saw the multitudes [G: multitude; T: people], he was moved with [GT: had] compassion on them, because they fainted [G: were dispersed; B: were destitute; T: were pined away], and were scattered abroad, [BT: +even] as sheep having no shepherd.

[cf Mar 6:34]

Mat 9:37 Then saith [GT: said] he unto his disciples, [G: +Surely] The harvest truly is plenteous [GT: is great], but the labourers are few;      qtext

Mat 9:38 Pray ye therefore [GT: Wherefore pray] the Lord of the harvest, that he will [G: that he would; T: to] send forth labourers into his harvest.      qtext

Mar 6:34 And Jesus, when he came out, [GBT: went out, and] saw much people [G: a great multitude], and was moved with compassion toward [GBT: had compassion on] them, because they were as [GBT: like] sheep not having a [GT: which had no] shepherd: and he began to teach them many things. [cf Mat 9:36]

Luk 10:2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly [GBT: omit] is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would [GBT: to] send forth labourers into his harvest.      qtext


(Mat 9:37 | Luk 10:2a) GFJN 21; GF7: 18 [4]; IP1: 341; WPR 601; WPT 404; WTG 204 (EH); SIW 39

(Mat 9:37f | Luk 10:2) GF6: 292; JN1: 262, 282; WDS 102

(Mat 9:38 | Luk 10:2b) GF3: 480, 503; MFU 124; JN1: 183, 254; HPS 135, 302; DFR 95

[Luk 10:2 see Mat 9:37f]


(Mat 9:37 | Luk 10:2a)

[Other texts citing Mat 9:37: IP1:341 (under Mat 10:23)]

GFJN 21 (16–): And I saw the harvest white [John 4:35], and the Seed of God lying thick on the ground, as ever did wheat that was sown outwardly, and none to gather it [Mat 9:37]; and for this I mourned with tears.

WTG 204 (Elizabeth Hudson, 1750): ...without Divine aid cannot even labour or travail in spirit, though sensible of the want of labourers in the harvest [Mat 9:37]

(Mat 9:38 | Luk 10:2b)

GF3:503 (1659): Your ordination and call is by men, contrary to the apostles and Christ, who saith, "not by man or of man [Gal 1:1]," and Christ said, "pray to the Father that he may send labourers into the vineyard [Mat 9:38 | Luk 10:2b]," and such you persecute.

MFU 124f (1655?): And now he trying what his saints and people will do for him in this his Day and time, working in his harvest wherein he is sending his labourers into his harvest [Mat 9:38], which he calls forth to work while tis day, lest the night come when no man can work [John 9:4].

JN1:182f (1653): He hath overthrown kingdoms and nations for abusing and going about to stop the mouths of those that he sent [2 Chr 36:15f]; and hath reproved kings for their sakes, saying touch them not [1 Chr 16:22 | Psa 105:15]: but these were such as he sent; for he never betrusted the powers of the earth to choose him messengers to go on his message [Mat 9:38 | Luk 10:2b]. And hath he now put power in your hand that you should not suffer him to choose his own messengers, by whom he will send to his own people? And have you the message to put into their mouths? and must they go on your errand or his? and will you not give him leave to choose his own servants and what he will employ them about?

DFR 95 (1768): Second, we believe without hesitation, that ministers, who are sent forth by the Lord of the Harvest [Mat 9:38 | Luk 10:2], to preach the Gospel, are favoured with a certain sense of the real states of the people they minister to, so that they are enabled to speak more fully and more particularly to the circumstance and condition of an assembly, than one of the assembly could have done, by all the outward knowledge he had or could obtain.


§ 56C-E (Mat 10:1-6 | Mk 6:7, 3:14-19 §36B-C | Lk 9:1, 6:13-16 §36B-C)

Mat 10:1 And when he had [GT: he] called unto him his twelve disciples, he [GT: and] gave them power against [T: over] unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of [G: every (2x)] sickness and all manner of disease.      qtext

Mat 10:2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called [G: called; B: which is called; T: called also] Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

Mat 10:3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the [G: that; B: which had been a] publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was [T: otherwise called] Thaddaeus;

Mat 10:4 Simon the Canaanite [T: of Cane], and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

[Mat 10:2-4 cf Mar 13:14-19a | Luk 6:14-16]

Mat 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city [GT: the cities; B: the city] of the Samaritans enter ye not:      qtext

[Mat 10:5, cfLuk 10:1]

Mat 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.      qtext

[Mat 10:6, cf Mat 15:24]

Mar 6:7 And he called unto him [BT: omit] the twelve, and began to send them forth by [GB: forth; T omits] two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;      qtext

Luk 9:1 Then he called his twelve disciples [BT: the twelve] together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure [G: to heal; BT: that they might heal] diseases.

[Luk 9:1 cf Luk 10:1]


(Mat 10) GF6: 392

(Mat 10:1 | Mar 6:7 | Luk 9:1) GF5:175; GF6: 180; GF7: 170 [181]; GF8: 75 [315]; RBA 287; RBAF 231 [cf Luk 10:1]

[Mat 10:1b-4 see under Mar 3:14-19a | Luk 6:14-16]

(Mat 10:5) GF6: 49; GF7: 12; WPR 291 WPT 63 [ cf Luk 10:1]

(Mat 10:5f) GF4: 66; MFU 206; RBA 259, 287; RBAF 197, 231

(Mat 10:6) IP3: 445; IP4: 256; EQ 542 (BR) [cf Mat 15:24]

[Mar 6:7 see Mat 10:1, Luk 9:1]

[Luk 9:1 see Mat 10:1]


(Mat 10:1 | Mar 3:7 | Luk 9:1)

[Other texts citing Mat 10:1: GF5:175, GF8:75 (under Mar 3:14f]

GF7:170 (1659): Live in the unchangeable power of God, which will keep you in righteousness, and truth, and love, and unity, and dominion over all the unclean spirits [Mat 10:1], and rough ways, and mountains [Isa 40:4] within and without: that the power of the Lord God may be supreme amongst you, and that ye may in the wisdom of the Lord be preserved.

(Mat 10:5)

[Other texts citing Mat 10:5: GF6:49 (under Mat 10:10a), WPR 291, WPT 63 (Mat 10:11)]

(Mat 10:5f)

RBA 259 (1678, X.17): [Judas's] commission, as well as that which the rest received with him at that time, was "only to the house of Israel" [Mat 10:5f].... the rest of the apostles were not empowered to go forth and preach after the resurrection until they had waited at Jerusalem for the pouring forth of the Spirit [Luk 24:49, Acts 1:4-8]. Judas's case ... was singular and extraordinary, he being immediately called by Christ himself, and accordingly furnished and empowered by him to preach and do miracles; which immediate commission our adversaries do not so much as pretend to, and so fall short of Judas, who trusted in Christ's words, and therefore went forth and preached, "without gold or silver or scrip for his journey; giving freely as he had freely received" [Mat 10:8-10]; which our adversaries will not do....

(Mat 10:6)

IP3:445f (1670): And now this is my desire and prayer to the Lord, and the travail of my soul in his life and spirit; even that those are yet scattered from the fold of rest, that the residue of the sheep of the house of Israel that are as yet lost [Mat 10:6], as yet scattered up and down in their own apprehensions, conceivings, and several gatherings and ways of worship, and likenesses and imitations of things without the true life and power, may be gathered out of all these into the same life, power, and fold of rest, into which God has pleased of his great mercy and tender goodness to gather us.


§ 56F (Mat 10:7-8)

Mat 10:7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.      qtext

Mat 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise [G: +up] the dead, cast out [GT: +the] devils: freely ye have received, freely give [T: +again].      qtext


(Mat 10:7-10 | Mar 6:7-11) GF5: 29, 173; GF6: 186; JN2: 63

(Mat 10:7) WPR 291; WPT 63

(Mat 10:8-11) HPS 73

(Mat 10:8-10) GF4: 41, 261, 271; GF5: 373; GF6: 42; GF8: 168 [359]; GFT 202; JN1: 101; 210 (GF), 283; RBA 259; EQ 360 (TA)

(Mat 10:8) GFJN 36, 39, 53, 76, 87, 116, 150, 187, 207; GF3: 161, 202, 274, 377f, 534; GF4: 213, 317, 322; GF5: 31, 46, 167, 196, 211, 276, 316, 321, 355; GF6: 33, 72, 96, 128, 248, 476, 477; GF7: 12 [Tes], 36f [29]; GF8: 84 [318], 284 [402]; GFEJ 22; GFT 102, 172, 227; DGA 127, 149; MFU 90, 215; JN1: 22, 84, 224, 243, 255, 387; JN2: 84, 587, 588; JN3: 242, 526; IP3: 83, 521; RBA 230, 278f, 289; RBAF 9(171), 220, 222, 236; EQ 97 (WD), 259 (FN), 301, 508 (GF); HPS 113, 118; 460f (MF); WPR 579, 585, 624; WPT 225, 328, 366, 376; SBD 78


(Mat 10:7)

[Other texts citing Mat 10:7: WPR 291(Mat 10:11)]

(Mat 10:8-10)

[Other texts citing Mat 10:8-10: (RBA 259 Mat 10:5f)]

(Mat 10:8)

[Other texts citing Mat 10:8: GF3:534 (under Jude 1:13), GF5:31 (Luk 22:35), GF5:46 (1 Pet 5:1-3), GF6:477 (Luk 5:1-7), GF7:36 (Heb 7:24), JN1:255 (Luk 10:7f), JN2:84 (Heb 11:10, JN2:587 (John 10:2)]

GFJN 53 (1650): O Friends, I was sent unto you to tell you that, if you had received the gospel freely, you would minister it freely [Mat 10:8] without money or price [Isa 55:1]; but you make it a trade and sale of what the prophets and apostles have spoken [2 Cor 2:17G]; and so you corrupt the Truth.

GF5:355 (1677): I believe, if a man should knock at your door, and tell you of a benefice of a thousand a year, you could open your doors soon enough, the doors of your ears, minds, and spirits would be quickly enough open to that, to hear such an one; but Christ knocks at your door [Rev 3:20], and you say and tell people, there is no hearing of his voice nowadays; no hearing of his voice that saith, "freely you have received, freely give [Mat 10:8]."

MFU 90, HPS 460 (fund-raising letter, 1654): for there is many members, but one body, and the head cannot say to the feet, I have no need of you [1 Cor 12:20f], for every one, in their measures, may be serviceable to the whole body, in what is called and required, and who dwells in the light, it makes subject, to be serviceable to the body. And now, that nothing may be kept back [Acts 5:1-3], but as you have received freely, so freely you may administer [Mat 10:8], in obedience to the one eternal Light....

JN2:588 (1655): Christ saith to his ministers, freely you have received, freely give [Mat 10:8]. And if you be a minister of Christ & come to my house & freely minister to me spiritual things, I will minister to thee carnal things [Rom 15:27]; such as I have I will set before you, & you shall freely eat [Luk 10:8]; but to give my hay, corn, wool, lambs, pigs, geese, eggs & such things to carry to thy house, Christ gave no such command....

HPS 113 (women's petition to Parliament, 1659): And doth not John a minister, say, As many as receive him, to them he gives power [John 1:12]; And so whom he sends forth are content with his wages [Luk 3:14]; receive freely, give freely [Mat 10:8], and that is set before them that they must eat [Luk 10:8]; they must not go trouble magistrates, the powers of the earth....

SBD 78: Dear brethren, let us maintain in our conduct that noble way we have ever walked in: that as we have freely received our ministry from God by his Spirit, freely to give to the people [Mat 10:8].


§ 56G-H (Mat 10:9-10 | Mk 6:8-9 | Lk 9:2-3, 10:4 § 82H )

Mat 10:9 Provide neither [GBT: Possess not] gold, nor silver, nor brass [G: money] in your purses [GT: girdles] ,      qtext

Mat 10:10 Nor [G: +a; BT: +yet] scrip for your [G: for the; BT: towards your] journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves [GBT: a staff]: for the workman is worthy of [T: to have] his meat.      qtext

Mar 6:8 And commanded them that they should take nothing for [B: in; T: unto] their journey, save a staff [T: rod] only; no [GT: neither (3x)] scrip, no bread, no money in their purse [G: girdles; T: purses]:      qtext

Mar 6:9 But [G: +that they should; BT: +should] be shod with sandals; and [GBT: +that they should] not put on two coats.

Luk 9:2 And he sent them [G: +forth] to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal [GT: cure] the sick.

Luk 9:3 And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey [T: to succor you by the way], neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money [G: silver]; neither have two coats apiece [BT: omit].      qtext


(Mat 10:9) MFU 56; RBAF 220

(Mat 10:9f | Mar 6:8f | Luk 9:3) GF3: 146f, 579; JN1: 525; JN2: 260; JWJM 59 [cf Luk 9:3, 10:4]

(Mat 10:10a) GF3: 495; GF4: 191; GF6: 49; GF7: 13 [Tes]; JN1: 93; IP3: 396

(Mat 10:10b | Luk 10:7) GF3: 10 (EB), 202; GF7: 36 [29]; MFU 56; JN1: 255, 283; JN2: 259; JWJM 59

[Mar 6:7-11 see Mat 10:7-11]

[Luk 9:3 see Mat 10:9f; cf Luk 10:4]


(Mat 10:9f | Mar 6:8f | Luk 9:4)

JN2:260 (1655): But if you say this [forgoing tithes] will soon bring the ministers to be poor, I say you know not God nor his care for his...; against that despiteful mind do I bear witness, who was sent out with out bag, scrip, or money [Mat 10:9f], into the most brutish parts of the nation, where none know me, yet want I nothing [Luk 22:35]. In prisons, in wanderings, in beatings, in stonings, in mocking, my joy I would not change for all the parsonages in the world, nor shall any hireling partake of it.

JWJM 59 (17–): As the disciples were sent forth without any provision for their journey and our Lord said the workman is worthy of his meat [Mat 10:9f], their labour in the gospel was considered as a reward for their entertainment, and therefore not received as a gift; yet in regard to my present journey I could not see my way clear in that respect.

(Mat 10:10a)

[Other texts citing Mat 10:10a: GF7:13 (John 12:6)]

GF3:495 (1659): And they that went on his message were not to take two coats [Mat 8:10]: and when they went on his message, they did not go to dress themselves with boot-hose-tops, and double cuffs, and ribands, and rings, as the priest doth....

GF6:49 (1679): And so Christ, in his new testament and new covenant, who sent forth his twelve disciples [Mat 10:5], and after his seventy [Luk 10:1], to to preach the gospel, he did not send them with any carnal weapons or armour, or any carnal set maintenance, or tithes, as was in the old covenant; nay, they were not so much as to take a bag or a staff to defend them [Mat 10:10].

(Mat 10:10b | Luk 10:7)

Other texts citing Mat 10:10b: GF3:10, JN1:255, JWJM 59 (all under Luk 10:7f)

GF7:35f (1653): Friends,—The counsel of the living God to you all is, that ye may come to discern the ministers of God and Christ from the ministers of the world, that have gotten the scriptures for their cloak, and with them make a colour to deceive, and tell you, "that they are the ministers of Jesus Christ, and Christ hath sent them;" [2 Cor 11:13] who sue you at the law, and hale you before magistrates for tithes and maintenance, when they do you no work, nor have ye hired them. Yet they come and tell you, "the workman is worthy of his meat [Mat 10:10b], and the labourer is worthy of his hire [Luke 10:7]." Here the custom of sin hath taken away the sense; they are so accustomed to it.

(Luk 10:4)

[Other texts citing Luk 10:4: JN1:383 (under Mat 10:11-13), IP1:341 (Mat 10:23)]


§ 56I-M (Mat 10:11-16 |Mk 6:10-11 | Lk 9:4-5, 10:3,5-7,12 §82)

Mat 10:10b: ...for the workman is worthy of [T: to have] his meat.      qtext

Mat 10:11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter [GBT: come], enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.      qtext

Mat 10:12 And when ye come into an house, salute it [GBT: the same].

Mat 10:13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace [T: your peace shall (2x)] come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you [BT: +again].

Mat 10:14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor [BT: will] hear your words [BT: preaching], when ye depart out of that house or [GBT: +that] city, shake off the dust of your feet.      qtext

Mat 10:15 Verily [GT: Truly] I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable [GBT: easier] for [G: +them of] the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

Mat 10:16 Behold, I send you forth [G: omit] as sheep in the midst of [T: among] wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless [GT: innocent] as doves.      qtext

Mar 6:10 And he said unto them, In what place soever [GBT: Wheresoever] ye [G: +shall] enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place [GBT: thence].      qtext

Mar 6:11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust [GBT: +that is] under your feet for a testimony against [GBT: witness unto] them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable [GBT: easier] for Sodom and Gomorrha [G: Sodom or Gomorrah; B: the Sodomites and the Gomorrheans] in [GT: at] the day of judgment, than for that city.      qtext

Luk 9:4 And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart.      qtext

Luk 9:5 And whosoever [G: how mnay soever] will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.      qtext

Luk 10:3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.      qtext

Luk 10:4 Carry neither purse, nor [GBT: Bear no bag (BT: wallet), neither] scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.

[Luk 10:4b, cf 2 Ki 4:29]

Luk 10:5 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house.      qtext

Luk 10:6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn [T: return] to you again.

Luk 10:7 And in the same [G: that] house remain [GBT: tarry still], eating and drinking such things as they give [G: by them shall be set before you; B: they shall set before you; T: they have]: for the labourer is worthy of his hire [G: wages; BT: reward]. Go not from house to house.      qtext

Luk 10:12 But [G: For; B omits; T: Yea and] I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable [GBT: easier] in that day for Sodom, than for that city.


(Mat 10:10b-11 | Luk 10:7) GF5: 212; GF6: 42

(Mat 10:11-16) GF5: 29

(Mat 10:11-14 | Mar 6:10-11a) GF6: 186

(Mat 10:11-13) JN1: 383

(Mat 10:11 | Mar 6:10 | Luk 9:4, 10:7) GFJN 207; WPR 291; WPT 63 [cf Mar 6:10, Luk 9:4]

[Mat 10:12f see Luk 10:5f]

(Mat 10:14 | Mar 6:11a | Luk 9:5) GFJN 232; GF5: 173, 212; GF6: 345; MFS 104, MFU 11; RBA 283; RBAF 226 [cf Mar 6:11, Luk 9:5]

(Mat 10:14-16) GF6: 266

(Mat 10:15 | Mar 6:11b | Luk 10:12) GF5: 418; WPR 95 [cf Luk 10:12]

(Mat 10:16 | Luk 10:3) GFNJ 518; GF3: 513, 522; GF5: 212; GF6: 145; GF7: 9 [Tes], 215 [215]; GF8: 269 [398]; GFEJ 452; MFU 90, 208, 214; JN1:152; IP1: 173; IP3: 307; IP4: 276, 429; RBA 411, RBAF 367; EQ 345, 346 (BC); HPS 417 (EB); 461 (MF)

[Mar 6:11 see Mat 10:14f]

[Luke 10:3 see Mat 10:16]

(Luk 10:4) JN1: 383; IP3: 431

(Luke 10:5 | Mat 10:12) GFJN 297 [cf 1 Sam 25:6]

(Luke 10:6 | Mat 10:13) GF8: 139 [344]; JN1: 383

[Luk 10:7 see Mat 10:10b-11]


(Mat 10:11-13 | Mar 6:10f | Luk 10:5f)

JN1:383 (1654): And whereas you allege those whom Christ sent forth, were to salute the house into which they entered [Mat 10:12]: What is this to your highway salutation [cf Luk 10:4]? for they were to enquire what house was worthy before they entered or saluted [Mat 10:11]; and they that had the Son of peace in them were to speak peace to the house; but if the Son of peace was not there, their peace was to return to them again [Mat 10:13 | Luk 10:5f]. Now neither this, nor the apostles commanding the saints to salute one another, doth warrant your heathenish highway customs.....

(Mat 10:11 | Mar 6:10 | Luk 9:4, 10:7)

WPR 291 (WPT 63, 1674): When our dear Lord Jesus Christ ... first sent forth his disciples, to proclaim the happy approach of the Kingdom [Mat 10:7], ... it pleased him to make this one of his instructions: "Into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy" [Mat 10:11]; foreseeing the ill use unworthy persons would make of that message, and with what unweariedness the implacable Pharisee and subtle scribe would endeavour to pervert the right way of the Lord, and thereby prejudice the simple against the reception of that excellent testimony.

(Mat 10:14 | Mar 6:11a | Luk 9:5)

GF6:345 (1686): [Christ] did not say they should imprison, and spoil the goods, and destroy such as would not receive their gospel, nor believe it; but they should "shake the dust off their feet [Mat 10:14 ||] ;" which should be a sufficient witness against them.

MFU 11, MFS 104 (first letter to Fox, 1652): My own dear heart, though thou hast shaked the dust of your foot at him who would not receive thee, nor is not worthy of thee–which shall be a testimony against him for ever [Mar 6:11 | Luk 9:5]–yet thou knowest that we have received thee into our hearts, & shall live with thee eternally.

(Mat 10:16 | Luk 10:3)

[Other texts citing Mat 10:16: GF3:522 (John 16:2), MFU 208 (under Mat 10:17f), IP4:429 (John 1:29), EQ 346 (Mat 5:44)]

GF7:9 (16–): When the Lord first sent me forth in the year 1643, I was sent as an innocent lamb (and young in years) amongst (men in the nature of) wolves [Lk 10:3], dogs, bears, lions, and tigers into the world, which the devil had made like a wilderness [Isa 14:16f], no right way then found out of it.


§ 57A-C (Mat 10:17-20 | § 134G-I Mk 13:9-11 | Lk 12:11f, 21:12-15)

Mat 10:17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they [GBT: omit] will scourge you in their synagogues;      qtext

Mat 10:18 And ye shall be brought before governors [BT: to the head rulers] and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and [GBT: in witness to them and to] the Gentiles.

Mat 10:19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you [BT: even] in that same [G: omits] hour what ye shall speak [GT: say].      qtext

Mat 10:20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.      qtext

Mar 13:9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver [T: bring] you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be [G: and; BT: yea, and shall be] brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against [GBT: testimonal unto] them.      qtext

Mar 13:10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.

Mar 13:11 But when they shall [GBT omit] lead you, and deliver you up [BT: present you], take no thought [GB: be not careful] beforehand [G: +neither study; B: neither take thought] what ye shall speak [GT: say] , neither do ye premeditate [GB omit; T: neither imagine]: but whatsoever [G: what] shall be [GBT: is] given you in that hour [GT: at the same time; B: in the same hour], that speak ye [GT omit]: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.      qtext

Luk 12:11 And when they [G: +shall] bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates [GBT: rulers], and powers [G: pirnces; BT: officers], take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say [GBT: speak]:      qtext

Luk 12:12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.

Luk 21:12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues [G: assemblies] , and into prisons, being brought before [GT: and bring you before; B: and shall bring you unto] kings and rulers for my name's sake.      qtext

Luk 21:13 And it [GT: this] shall turn to [T: chance] you for a testimony [GBT: testimonial].

Luk 21:14 Settle it therefore [G: Lay it up therefore; B: Be at a sure point therefore; T: Let it stick therefore fast] in your hearts, not to meditate before [G: that ye cast not beforehand; BT: not (T: +once) to study before] what ye shall answer:

Luk 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which [GBT: where against] all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay [GBT: speak] nor resist.      qtext


(Mat 10:17-33) GF2: 261f

(Mat 10:17-22) GF8: 269 [398]

(Mat 10:17-20) GF5: 29f, 212

(Mat 10:17f | Mar 13:9 | Luk 21:12f) GF4: 95, 146; GF5: 37; GF6: 186; MFU 87, 208; JN1: 87, 111, 148; JN2: 4, 18, 77, 175, 186, 238; 266 (A); JN3: 35, 46, 418

(Mat 10:18) JN1: 147

(Mat 10:19-23 | Mar 13:9-13 | Luk 12:14-19) GF6: 127f

(Mat 10:19 | Mar 13:11 | Luk 12:11) GF3: 495; GFEJ 452; DGA 146; WPR 609, 623, 624; WPT 324, 326

(Mat 10:19f | Mar 13:11 | Luk 12:11f) GF4: 146f; GF5: 332; GF6: 397f; GF8: 272 [398]; JN1: 496; JN3: 733 (GF); HPS 200; WPR 172, 600; WPT 402 [cf Luke21:14f]

(Mat 10:20 | Mar 13:11b | Luk 12:12) GF3: 88; JN1: 261; RBA 288, 326; RBAF 10 (234), 239, 283; EQ 335 (BC); JSS 34 [cf Luk 21:15]

[Mar 13:9 see Mat 10:17f]

[Mar 13:11 see Mat 10:19f]

[Luke 12:11f see Mat 10:19f; cf Luk 21:14f]

(Luk 21:12-15) GF6: 127

(Luk 21:15) MFU 393; TEM 75; WTG 141 (EH); SIW 102, 157 [cf Mat 10:19f | Mar 13:11 | Luk 12:11f]


(Mat 10:17f | Mar 13:9 | Luk 21:12f)

Other texts citing Mat 10:17f: MFU 87f (under Luk 21:28), JN1:148 (Mat 24:9)

MFU 208 (1656): And whereas thou broughtest that scripture where Christ said be wise as serpents [Mat 10:16], that was when Christ sent forth his disciples amongst the wolfish natures of men, as thou may see in the next verse: beware of men [Mat 10:17], but that was not to hinder them of their message and testimony that they were to bear of him, for he told them that they should be brought before governors for his name's sake and for a testimony against them [Mat 10:18].

JN2:77 (1655): Who would have believed within these few years that you had been of them of which Christ spoke, by which his messengers should be shamefully entreated [Luk 10:11], beat in the synagogues [Mat 10:17f | Mar 13:9 | Luk 12:13f], haled before rulers, falsely accused and imprisoned? Who would have thought you had been the men who should have been found beating your fellow servants, suing and imprisoning for tithes and hire [Mat 18:28-30], such who cannot uphold you but sin against the light of Christ in their conscience?

(Mat 10:19 | Mar 13:11 | Luk 12:11)

[Other texts citing Mat 10:19: WPR 624 (1 Pet 4:10)]

(Mat 10:19f | Mar 13:11 | Luk 12:11f)

GF8:272 (1684): And now, dear friends and brethren, my desire is, that you may show forth the nature of the Lamb, and the virtue and the life, in which the nobility of true christianity is seen and manifested in your peaceable, modest, and virtuous behaviour, before the powers that you are brought before; and that none are to question or take thought what they are to say; for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak [Mat 10:19f], saith Christ; ‘"whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven [Mat 10:32]."

JN1:495f (1655): as touch ing your accusing George Fox, that he said "that he was equal with God": ... according to the Scripture and the words of Christ, "When you are called before the rulers for my name's sake, take no thought what to speak; for it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you [Mat 10:18-20]." Now George Fox being called before the rulers for the name of Christ, he denies George Fox to speak, and the creature who is but dust, and witnesseth the Spirit of the Father speaking in him (though the words pass through George Fox), and the words of Christ fulfilled.

(Mat 10:20 | Mar 13:11 | Luk 12:12)

JSS 34: he is ... the word nigh in the heart and mouth [Deut 30:14]; not only in the heart, for when the prophets speak, "it is (as Christ said) not ye that speak, but the spirit of your Father that speaketh in you [Mat 10:20]."

(Luk 21:15)

[Other texts citing Luk 21:15: SIW 102 (Mat 6:26-30)]

TEM 75 (17–): I knew not what [the Justice] meant by this; but I cried in spirit to the Lord, that he would be pleased to be a mouth and wisdom to me [Luk 21:15], and keep me from being entangled in any snare.

WTG 141 (Elizabeth Hudson, 1747): And whilst I stood speechless it was in this manner presented: wilt thou go on my errand. I will be with thee through all the trials incident thereto and at this time will I stretch out my arms, be mouth and wisdom to thee [Luk 21:15].

SIW 157 (Ann Crowley, 18–): : our compassionate High Priest had, beyond our expectation, proved to his feeble servants, mouth and wisdom [Luke 21:15], tongue and utterance [Acts 2:4] and the source of all sufficiency.


§ 57D-F (Mat 10:21-23 | § 134J-M Mk 13:12-13 | Lk 12:11-12, 21:16-17)

Mat 10:21 And the brother shall deliver up [GT: betray] the brother to death, and the father the child [GBT: son]: and the children shall rise up against their parents [BT: fathers and mothers], and cause them to be put to death [G: shall cause them to die; BT: shall put them to death].

Mat 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake [GT: name]: but he that endureth to the end [G: +he] shall be saved.      qtext

Mat 10:23 But when they persecute you in this [T: one] city, flee ye [GT: omit] into another: for verily I say unto you [T: I tell you for a truth], Ye shall not have gone over [G: go over all; B: end all; T: finish all] the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.      qtext

Mar 13:12 Now [GT: Yea, and; B omits] the brother shall betray [GT: deliver] the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents [BT: fathers and mothers; ], and shall cause them to be put to death [G: cause them to die; BT: put them to death].

Mar 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure [GT: whosoever shall endure; B: whoso endureth] unto the end, the same [G: he] shall be saved [BT: safe].      qtext

Luk 21:16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents [GB: also of your parents; T: of our fathers and mothers], and brethren, and kinsfolks [GT: kinsmen], and friends [T: lovers]; and some of you shall they cause to be [GBT omit] put to death.

Luk 21:17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.      qtext


(Mat 10:22 | Mar 13:13 | Luk 21:17-19) GF7: 43 [35]; GF8: 233 [385], 235 [388]; GFEJ 452; JN1: 96, 136, 148; JN3: 107; IP3: 117; IP4: 44; TEM 61; EQ 345 (BC); HPS 183

(Mat 10:23) GF6: 283; MFU 208; JN1: 111; RBA 428; RBAF 386; IP1: 339-42; IP3: 435


(Mat 10:22 | Mar 13:13 | Luk 21:17-19)

[Other texts citing Mat 10:22: IP4:44 (Heb 10:38)].

GF7:43 (1653): Stand up ye prophets of the Lord, for the truth upon the earth [Jer 9:3]; quench not your prophecy, neither heed them that despise it [1 Th 5:19f]; but in that stand which brings you through to the end [Mat 10:22?].

GF8:235 (1683): God, who made all, pours out of his spirit upon all men and women in the world [Joel 2:28], in the days of his new covenant, yea, upon whites and blacks, Moors, and Turks, and Indians, Christians, Jews, and Gentiles, that all with the spirit of God, might know God and the things of God [1 Cor 2:12], and serve and worship him in his spirit and truth [John 4:24], that he hath given them. But they that do resist the truth [2 Tim 3:8], and quench, and vex, and grieve, and rebel against the spirit that God hath given them [1 Th 5:19/Isa 63:10/Eph 4:30, Neh 9:20/26], such are not like to serve and worship God in his spirit and truth; but he that endures to the end in God's grace, spirit, light, and truth, shall be saved [Mat 10:22].

JN1:95f (1653): [cites Rev 22:18, Gal 3:1] And do not you draw people to the things there is no scripture for, telling people they are ordinances, and are not you in the same generation, bewitching people, drawing them from the Spirit of the Lord within them, to follow your imagination? and them that do not, you persecute them who obey the commands of God and the ordinances of Jesus Christ, to walk in the truth in the inward man, which is unknown to you in the world; but it is that the scripture might be fulfilled: They shall be hated of all for my name's sake [Mat 10:22 ||].

HPS 183 (Katharine Evans and Sarah Chevers, prisoners of the Inquisition, 1662): They said, Their holy women did pray for us, and we should be honoured of all the world if we would turn. We said, we were of God, and the whole world did lie in wickedness [1 Jn 5:19]; and we denied the honour of the world, and the glory too. They said, We should be honoured of God too, but now we were hated of all [Mat 10:22 ||]. We said, it is an evident token whose servants we are; the servant is not greater than his Lord [Mat 10:24], and that Scripture was fulfilled which saith, All this will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship thee [Mat 4:9 ||].

(Mat 10:23)

Other texts citing Mat 10:23: IP3:435 (under Mat 26:39)

MFU 208 (1656): and whereas thou says when they was persecuted in one city he bade them fly to another, read [Mat 10:23] ... "verily I say unto you, ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel till the Son of man come"; & therefore hath hastened them to go on with their testiomony, that they might finish it upon the cities before he suffered; not that he would have had them to _____ their testimony for fear of persecution, as the deceitful mind would read it, & so get strength to fly in time of persecution.

IP1:341f (1660): So Christ sending his disciples in haste to preach the gospel, bids them not salute in the way [Luk 10:4], nor be stopped by persecution, but hasten to publish the sound of Christ's coming in the cities of Israel, "For the harvest was great, but the labourers few [Mat 9:37]," and yet notwithstanding all the haste they could make, they should not have "gone over the cities of Israel, before the Son of Man come [Mat 10:23]. There is a time to suffer persecution, and a time to flee from persecution; and both of these are to be known in the Lord, and to be obeyed in the leadings of his Spirit; but ... the scriptures before mentioned ... show that Christians are not generally to flee, but to stand in the service and work to which they are called; bearing witness not only by believing and publishing, but also by suffering for the testimony of the truth.


§ 57G-H (Mat 10:24-27 | Luk 6:40 § S38H, 12:2-3 § 91C-D)

Mat 10:24 The disciple is not above his master, nor [T: +yet] the servant above his lord.      qtext

Mat 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he [GT: to] be as his master [GBT: +is], and the servant [BT: that the servant be] as his lord [BT: +is]. If they have called the master [BT: lord] of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call [G: omits] them of his household [BT: +so]?      qtext

Mat 10:26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered [B: close; T: so close], that shall not be revealed [G: disclosed; BT: opened]; and [G: nor; BT: and nothing (T: +so)] hid, that shall not be known.      qtext

Mat 10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops [GB: houses].      qtext

Luk 6:40 The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master [GB: but whosoever will be a perfect disciple, shall be...; T: Every man shall be perfect even as his master is].      qtext

Luk 12:2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed [BT: uncovered]; neither hid, that shall not be known.      qtext

Luk 12:3 Therefore [G: Wherefore; T: For] whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets [GBT: in (BT: even in) secret places] shall be proclaimed [GBT: preached; T: +even] upon the housetops [GBT: on the (BT: +top of the) houses].      qtext


(Mat 10:24) HPS 183; WPR 167

(Mat 10:24f | Luk 6:40) GF8: 269 [398]; GFEJ 442; EQ 346 (BC); HPS 417 (EB)

(Mat 10:25) MFU 178, 431; JN1: 31, 103, 104, 122, 148; JN2: 184; IP1: 369; JWJM 252; SIW 53

(Mat 10:26 | Luk 12:2) GF5: 230, 238f; MFU 173

(Mat 10:27 | Luk 12:3) GFJN 16; GF3: 146, 197; JSS 2

(Luk 6:40) DGA 76; JN3: 17; WPR 502 [cf Mat 10:24f]

(Luk 12:2) [cf Mat 10:26, Mar 4:22, Luk 8:17]

(Luk 12:3) GF3: 146; JSS 2


(Mat 10:24)

[Other texts citing Mat 10:24: HPS 183 (Mat 10:22)]

(Mat 10:24f | Luk 6:40) (Luk 6:40 is one of the "perfection" texts)

GF8:269 (1684): "he that heareth you, (to wit, Christ's sheep,) heareth me," saith Christ; "and he that despiseth you, despiseth me, (namely Christ,) and he that despiseth me, despiseth him that sent me [Luke 10:16]," (to wit, the Father.) "And the disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord [Mat 10:24];"for Christ, the lord and master of the sheep, was despised; [quotes Mat 10:25, 29-31]

(Mat 10:25)

Other texts citing Mat 10:25: JN1:122 (John 15:20), JN1:148 (Mat 21:35f)

JN1:31 (1653) ... neither was there anything in them which they could charge against the prisoners, save only the power of the Lord had manifested at their meetings in shaking proud flesh and pouring out his Spirit upon many [Joel 2:28], especially, as they said, upon little children; which the priests concluded was sorcery and witchery, and of the devil: hereby declaring themselves to be of that generation who "called the good man of the house Beelzebub" [Mat 10:25]; and if they should not do the same to them of his household, the words of Christ could not be fulfilled.

IP1:369 (1659): Had ye not been ignorant of the scripture, ye would have known the movings of the life and spirit of it in others; but through ignorance of the eternal power, and from your dark reasonings and conceivings about the letter, ye are ready to call Christ Beelzebub [Mat 10:25]; not knowing the anointing in the members [1 Jn 2:27], no more than the Scribes and Pharisees did in the head.

JWJM 252 (17–): as he lived in perfect plainness and simplicity, the greatest in his family cannot by virtue of their station claim a right to live in worldly grandeur without contraditicting his doctrine who said: "It is enough for the disciple to be as his master [Mat 10:25]."

SIW 53 (Ruth Alcock Follows, 1773): And as he, who indeed was and is the Son of God, was made a gazing-stock [Heb 10:33?], and called by some Beelzebub [Mat 10:25], why should any of his servants be unwilling to bear reproach, or to sit, like fools, in silence?

(Mat 10:26f | Luk 12:2f)

GF5:230 (1676): And Christ saith, in Mat 10:26, "There is nothing covered that shall not be revealed, nor hid that shall not be known." Now, are not all things covered and hidden unto you until they be revealed? And how do you know any thing, but by revelation? ... and herein we witness Christ hath the glory, who reveals himself and the Father [Mat 11:25]: and they that deny revelation, know nothing as they ought to know, but follow their own spirits, and see nothing.

(Mat 10:27 | Luk 12:3)

GFJN 16 (16–): I saw, many talked of the law, who had never known the law to be their schoolmaster [Gal 3:24]; and many talked of the gospel of Christ, who had never known life and immortality brought to light [2 Tim 1:10] in them by it. You that have been under that schoolmaster, and the condemnation of it, know these things; for though the Lord in that day opened these things unto me in secret, they have been since published by his eternal spirit, as on the house top [Mat 10:27].

JSS 2 (17–): Times and seasons will come, wherein that which is revealed in the ear, must and will be declared on the housetop [Mat 10:27 | Luk 12:3].


§ 57I-J (Mat 10:28-31 | Luk 12:4-7 § 91E-F)

Mat 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are [T: and be] not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in [T: into] hell.      qtext

Mat 10:29 Are not two [B: +little] sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not [T: none of them doth] fall [BT: light] on the ground without your Father.      qtext

Mat 10:30 But the very [G: Yea, and all the; B: Yea, even all the; T: And now are all the] hairs of your head are all [GB: head are; T: heads] numbered.      qtext

Mat 10:31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

Luk 12:4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do [G: are not able to do any more].      qtext

Luk 12:5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him [GT: him fear].

Luk 12:6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and [GT: +yet] not one of them is forgotten before God?      qtext

Luk 12:7 But even the very [G: Yea, and all the] hairs of your head are all [GT: omit] numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more [GBT: more of]value than many sparrows.      qtext


(Mat 10:28-33 | Luk 12:4-9) GF6: 109

(Mat 10:28 | Luk 12:4f) GF3: 528; GF7: 215 [215], 238f [223]; GFEJ 183; MFU 388, 395; JN1: 62f; JN3: 257; IP1: 357; IP3: 85; IP4: 417; EQ 345 (BC); HPS 45f (MF), 185 [cf Luk 12:4]

(Mat 10:29-31 | Luk 12:6f) GF5: 288; GF8: 200 [370], 269 [398]; TEM 182

(Mat 10:29 | Luk 12:6) GFJN 277; GF5: 36; GF8: 310 [420]; GFEJ 442, 472; JWJM 169, 178f, 254

(Mat 10:29f | Luk 12:6f) JN2: 571

[Luk 12:4-7 see Mat 10:28-31]


(Mat 10:28 | Luk 12:4f)

GF7:238f (1662): [cites Mat 7:24f] So Friends that are come to the beginning, see over storms, and tempests, and floods, and live on the rock, which was before they were; on that you may rest safe, and in peace. And, Friends, "Fear not him that can kill the body [Mat 10:28]," I say, fear him not that can spoil thy goods [Heb 10:34], be not afraid of them; for when they have done that, they can do no more; for the life is over them all, they cannot touch that. So mind that which is over them all.

IP3:85 (1668): ... he saith, "The body of man is that Tophet that was ordained of old, and the spirit of reason is that king, which must abide in this Tophet [Isa 30:33]." Observ. The body of man was God's temple before it was defiled with sin; and is God's temple again, when it is purified and purged from sin [1 Cor 6:19]. Now him that defileth this temple of God, him will God destroy [1 Cor 3:17]. And Christ said, Fear him who after he hath killed, hath power to cast into Hell. Luk 12:5. What is he able to cast into Hell? Why, both body and soul, Mat 10:28. Then the body of man is not the Tophet or Hell: but Tophet is that whereinto the souls and bodies of the wicked are to be cast.

HPS 185 (Katharine Evans, prisoner of the Inquisition, 1662): Though he had the Inquisition, with all the countries round about, on his side [Ezek 5:5f?], and was alone by myself, I did not fear them; if there were thousands more, the Lord was on my right hand [Psa 16:8], and the worst they could do, was but to kill the body [Mat 10:28 | Luk 12:4], they could not touch my life no more than the Devil could Job's [Job 2:6].

(Mat 10:29 | Luk 12:6)

GF5:36 (1674): And so Peter and John, and the other disciples, who had been toiling all night before their conversion [Luk 5:3-11], and after their conversion [John 21:1-8], but caught nothing, but at Christ's words they did, even to their astonishment; and that might let them see the truth of Christ's words, that a sparrow should not fall to the ground without the will of the Father [Mat 10:29 | Luk 12:6], so a fish could not be caught in the net without the will of Christ, by whom all things were made [John 1:3].

GF8:310 (to Friends, captives at Macqueness [Morocco], 1690): And what do you know, but the Lord hath set you there to preach in life, and word, and good conversation? Therefore, while you are there, mind your service for God, who hath all things in his hand [Job 12:10], and a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his providence [Mat 10:29]. And Christ is the mountain that filleth the whole earth [Dan 2:35]; and so you will feel him there.

JWJM 178f (17–): In observing their dull appearance at sea and the pining sickness of some of [the fowls kept on board], I often remembered the Fountain of Goodness, who gave being to all creatures, and whose love extends to that of caring for the sparrows [Mat 10:29]...and believe a less number carried off to eat at sea would be more agreeable to this pure wisdom [James 3:17].

(Mat 10:29f | Luk 12:6f)

JN2:571 (1653): And I see a hair cannot fall from our heads without his will [Mat 10:29f /1 Sam 14:45], and he is tender over his, and he calls his to nothing but what is joy to them to suffer.


§ 57K (Mat 10:32-33 | Luk 12:8-9 § 91G)

Mat 10:32 Whosoever [B: Every one] therefore shall confess [T: knowledge (2x)] me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.      qtext

Mat 10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.      qtext

[Mat 10:33, cf Mar 9:38 | Luk 9:26]

Luk 12:8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess [BT: confesseth] me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess [B: knowldge also] before the angels of God:      qtext

Luk 12:9 But he that denieth [G: shall deny] me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.      qtext

[Luk 12:9, cf Mar 9:38 | Luk 9:26]


(Mat 10:32 | Luk 12:8) GF8: 50 [300], 272 [398]; MFU 16; JN2: 230; IP3: 505; WTG 357 (AM)

(Mat 10:32f | Luk 12:8f) GF5: 269; GF6: 270; GF7: 56 [45]; GF8: 233 [385]; GFEJ 38; EQ 345 (BC)

(Mat 10:33 | Luk 12:9) GF8: 85 [318]; MFU 120, 147, 376; JN1: 34, 199; JN2: 100; JN3: 725 (RR); WDS 315; IP3:50; HPS 251 (MF) [cf Mar 9:38 | Luk 9:26]

[Luk 12:8-9 see Mat 10:32-33]


(Mat 10:32 | Luk 12:8)

GF8:50 (1673): and so the heavenly priest, made higher than the heavens, who is holy, harmless, separate from sinners [Heb 7:26], breaks the peace [Mat 10:34] of the earthly priests .... as he did above sixteen hundred years since, for he is the same now as then [Heb 13:8], and his power and spirit will make them rage still, and they that confess him before men [Mat 10:32], they will rage at them still.

WTG 357 (Ann Moore, 1761): for the encouragement of all the Lord’s own him before men, that so they may witness to him to own them in time of need [Mat 10:32].

(Mat 10:32f | Luk 12:8f)

[Other texts citing Mat 10:32f: GF5:269 (John 9:22)]

(Mat 10:33 | Luk 12:9)

[Other texts citing Mat 10:33: GF8:85 (under Mat 13:20f)]

MFU 147 (1655): Thou who denies the light of Christ to be sufficient to lead out of sin and call it natural, thou art he that denies Christ Jesus before men, & thou & thy confession doth he deny & condemn eternally [Mat 10:33 | Luk 12:9].

JN1:34 (1653): Justice Pearson. Is Christ in thee? James. I witness him in me: and if I should deny him before men, he would deny me before my Father which is in heaven [Mat 10:33 ||].

IP3:50 (1667): He that denies Christ, in his knockings and visitations of him in his own heart [Rev 3:20], and before men in the truths which he holds forth by is servants and ministers of his Spirit, him will he deny before his Father in heaven [Mat 10:33].

HPS 251 (Margaret Fell, 1690, quoting her letter to Charles II, 1684): King Charles, Thou and thy magistrates puts very great and cruel sufferings upon us; but this I must say unto thee, If you make our sufferings to death itself, we shall not, nor dare not but confess Christ Jesus before men, lest he should deny us before his Father which is in Heaven [Mat 10:32f ||].


§ 57L (Mat 10:34-36 | Luk 12:51-53 §95B)

Mat 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on [GBT: into the] earth: I came not to send peace, but a [G: the] sword.      qtext

Mat 10:35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.      qtext

Mat 10:36 And a man's foes [G: enemies] shall be they of his own household.      qtext

Luk 12:51 Suppose [G: Think] ye that I am come to give [BT: send] peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division [GT: debate]:      qtext

Luk 12:52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.      qtext

Luk 12:53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.      qtext


(Mat 10:34-40) GF8:49 [300]; GFEJ 295

(Mat 10:34 | Luk 12:51) GF3: 120; GF8: 49f [300]; MFU 180; EQ 539 (BR); HPS 199

(Mat 10:34f | Luk 12:51-53) DGA 155; JN1: 80; IP1: 201f [cf Luk 12:51-53]

(Mat 10:35 | Luk 12:53) IP1: 79

(Mat 10:36 | Luk 12:52) IP3: 356, 503; IP4: 330; WPR 159; WTG 70 (SM) [cf Mic 7:6]

[Luk 12:51-53 see Mat 10:34f]


(Mat 10:34 | Luk 12:51)

GF8:49f (1673): he brings a sword and war, and not peace [Mat 10:34] to that nature they lived in, and had in old Adam, before they received the Prince of peace [Isa 9:6], and the sword of the spirit [Eph 6:17] from him to war against the other peace which they had; and so the peace of all religions must be broken, before they come to the true religion from above [James 1:27/3:17]; and the peace of all worships must be broken, before they come to the worship in the spirit and truth [John 4:24] the devil is out of [John 8:44]; and the peace of all ways must be broken, that men and people are in, before they come into the way of Christ Jesus; and the peace of all churches must be broken, before they come to the church which is in God [1,2 Th 1:1]; and the peace of all fellowships must be broken, before they come into the fellowship of the spirit [Phil 2:1], and unity therein, which is the bond of peace [Eph 4:3].... [more under Mat 10:32]

EQ 539 (Robert Barclay, 1676): For though Christ be the prince of peace [Isa 9:6], and doth most of all command love and unity to his disciples, yet I also know he came not to send peace, but a sword [Mat 10:34], that is, in dividing man from the lusts and sins he hath been united to. And also it is the work of his disciples and messengers to break the bonds and unity of the wicked, wherein they are banded against God and his Truth....

HPS 199 (Katharine Evans & Sarah Chevers, prisoners of the Inquisition, 1662): our God was a consuming fire to them [Heb 12:29], they were not able to stand in his presence, but they would howl and make a noise like dogs, and cry, Jesu, Maria, and fly as people driven by a mighty rushing wind [Psa 1:4 / Acts 2:2]; the power of the Lord did pursue them like a sword; that Scripture was fulfilled, which saith, Christ came not to send peace on earth, but a sword [Mat 10:34], to cut down his enemies....

(Mat 10:35 | Luk 12:53)

IP1:79f (1658): If a man will be fleshly, and walk in them according to the flesh, the law takes not hold of him, his relations are not offended at him; but if he comes once to feel the power of God and withdraw from the evil, and stand a witness for God against it, then relations, and powers of the earth, and laws, all strike at him; and the reason is, because they are in union with the evil, and so cannot bear the rending of the evil from the thing. And from hence it is, that wherever the gospel comes in power, it kindles a flame round about, setting father against son, and son against father, husband against wife, wife against husband, &c. [Mat 10:35] Yea, it goes closer than so; it sets one part in man against another; and the fight is very bitter and sharp, till one of these be subdued, and then there is peace; fleshly peace, if the wise, fleshly part prevail; spiritual peace, if the week, foolish thing (to the world) in the heart, which is of God, prevail.

(Mat 10:36 | Luk 12:52 [cf Mic 7:6])

IP3:503 (1673): There are enemies in Egypt; in the land that is, as I may say, wholly dark [Exo 10:20f], and under the oppression of Spiritual Pharaoh. There are enemies in that heart, which is as a wilderness and solitary place [Isa 35:1]; and there are enemies in that heart, which is in some measure renewed, and made good and honest. Now all the spiritual enemies, all the enemies of a man's own house [Mat 10:36], are to be destroyed by the power of the Lord Jesus Christ, working by his grace in the heart; which being received, subjected to, dwelt in, and obeyed, brings deliverance and salvation from them all.

WPR 159 (1682): And as Christ said to others (of old), A man's enemies are those of his own house [Mat 10:36, Mic 7:6]; so Christ's enemies now, are chiefly those of his own profession: They spit upon him, they nail and pierce him, they crown him with thorns , they give him gall and vinegar to drink [margin: Mat 27]. Nor is it hard to apprehend; for they that live in the same evil nature and principle [as] the Jews did, that crucified him outwardly, must needs crucify him inwardly....

WTG 70 (Susanna Morris, 1745): [God] alone can help all that truly trust in him for his assistance and give them to know an overcoming of the willings and runnings [Rom 9:16] of the first nature, wherefore it may well be said that the worst enemies a man has are those of his own house [Mic 7:6, Mat 10:36].


§ 57M-N (Mat 10:37-38 | Luk 14:26f §104BC)

Mat 10:37 He that loveth [T: +his] father or mother more than me is not worthy of [T: meet for (2x)] me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.      qtext

Mat 10:38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after [BT: omit] me, is not worthy of [T: meet for] me.      qtext (1)     qtext (2)

Luk 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also [T: moreover and his own life] , he cannot be my disciple.      qtext

Luk 14:27 And whosoever doth not bear [G: bearteth not; T: bear not] his cross, and come [G: cometh] after me, cannot be my disciple.      qtext


(Mat 10:37-39) EQ 345 (BC); WPR 240; WPT 55

(Mat 10:37 | Luk 14:26) GF3: 353, 370; MFU 193; JN1: 104, 134, 367; EQ 238 (IP), 345 (BC); WPR 72; SIW 161, 164 [may be confl w Mat 19:29]

(Mat 10:37f | Luk 14:26f) GF7: 46 [38]; GF8: 49 [300]; JWJM 173

[Mat 10:38 see Luk 14:27; cf Mat 16:24 | Luk 9:23]

[Luk 14:26 see cf Mat 10:37]

(Luk 14:27) JN2: 6; HPS 346 (EB); WPR 226; WPT 29; DFR 90


(Mat 10:37 | Luk 14:26)

Other texts citing Mat 10:37: GF3:352f (under Mat 19:29) GF7:46 (Luk 14:33), JN1:104 (Mat 23:9)

GF3:369f (1659): And the apostles, the faithful in all the ages, that wandered up and down, did the will of God, spoke the word of God, were commanded and moved of the Lord, forsook all for Christ. Christ doth not teach man sin. And he that doth not forsake all, ... house, lands, wife, children, whatsoever, he that esteems any of those more than Christ, ... he is not worthy of him [Mat 10:37 /19:29]. And they that do not forsake all and come out of all, are in the sinful neglect of the family of the Lord of heaven and earth, and they stick below in their own ceiled houses [Hag 1:4], ... and there garnishing the sepulchres [Mat 23:29], and living in all fashions, customs, honours and pleasures of the world.

JN1:134 (1653): ...must not all that will come to Christ "forsake the world"? And were they not in their calling who left their ships, their fathers [Mat 4:22], and receipt of custom [Mat 9:9], and wife and children, and lands, to follow the commands of Christ [Mat 10:37]? O thou enemy of all obedience to Christ, dost thou reproach that which thy carnal heart will not suffer thee to follow? thou shalt find it true, that whoever doth not forsake these for Christ's sake cannot be his disciple [Luk 14:33]; but it seems the nearer to Christ that any comes in obedience, the greater is thy malice to such, thou showest thy generation.

EQ 238 (Isaac Penington, 167-?): There is no safe dallying with truth. He that puts his hand to the plow must not look back at anything in this world [Luk 9:62], but take up the cross and follow Christ in the singlehearted obedience, hating father, mother, goods, wife land, yea all for his sake; or he is not worthy of him [Mat 10:37 | Luk 14:26].

SIW 161 (Ann Crowley, 18–): I was much proved in the prospect of again leaving home, as my beloved sister Saunders was in a declining state of health, not likely to survive many weeks; but I remembered it is declared in the Scriptures of Truth [Dan 10:21], that those who love any thing more than Christ, are not worthy of Him [Mat 10:37] and I endeavoured to seek after resignation to the will of my Heavenly Father, trusting in his goodness and mercy [Psa 23:6]....

(Mat 10:37f | Luk 14:26f)

JWJM 173 (1772): This afternoon felt a tender sympathy of soul with my poor wife and family left behind ...and a sense of that gracious assistance through which my mind hat been strengthened to take up the cross and leave them [Mat 10:37f], to travel in the love of Truth, hath begotten thankfulness in my heart to our great Helper [Psa 54:4, Heb 13:6].

(Luk 14:27 | Mat 10:38)

JN2:6 (1655): And thou that deniest this to be a lawful call, stop thy mouth forever professing thyself a minister of Christ, who knows not a call out of the world [John 15:19] nor his doctrine who said, He that will not take up his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple [Luk 14:27]; but your calling is where you may have all, and not where you must forsake all [Luk 14:33]; you are no such disciples, nor so taught.

WPR 226, WPT 29 (1668): [quotes Rom 2:13] ... obedience is so absolutely necessary, that short of it there can be no acceptance; nor let any fancy that Christ hath so fulfilled [the law] for them, as to exclude their obedience from being requisite to their acceptance, but only as their Pattern, For unless ye follow me, saith Christ, ye cannot be my disciples [Luk 14:27] ... if Christ had fulfilled it on our behalf, and we not enabled to follow his example, there would not be doers, but only one doer of the Law justified before God [Rom 2:13].

DFR 90 (1773): The apostle, in a solemn manner, declares, "For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live" [Rom 8:13]; and Christ says, "whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple" [Lk 14:27]. These are unalterable terms of salvation the only way to peace here, and everlasting felicity in the life which is to come.


§ 57)-R (Mat 10:39-42 | Mar 9:37b §78G, 9:41 §78J | Luk 17:33 §112J)

Mat 10:39 He that findeth [G: will find] his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.      qtext

Mat 10:40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

Mat 10:41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward [GT: the reward of a righteous man].      qtext

Mat 10:42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones [GBT: unto one of these little ones to drink] a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you [T: I tell you of a truth] , he shall in no wise [GBT: not] lose his reward.      qtext

Mar 9:37 Whosoever shall receive one of [BT: receiveth (T: receive) any] such children [G: little children; B: a young child; T: a child] in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive [GBT: receiveth] me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.

Mar 9:41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of [B: +cold] water to drink in my name [GT: for my name's sake], because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.      qtext

Luk 17:33 Whosoever shall seek [G: will seek; BT: will go about] to save his life [G: soul] shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life [G: it] shall preserve it [G: get it life; B: quicken it; T: save it].      qtext

Luk 9:48 And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this [G: +little] child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same [G: he] shall be great.

Luk 10:16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.


(Mat 10:39 | Luk 17:33) IP1: 410; WTG 70 (SM), 347, 359 (AM) [cf Mar 8:35]

(Mat 10:40-42) GF2: 262

(Mat 10:40 | Mar 9:37b | Luk 9:48)

(Mat 10:41) GF5: 212

(Mat 10:41f) SBD 76

(Mat 10:42 | Mar 9:41) GF7: 94 [83]; MFU 75; JN2: 572; IP3: 42; EQ 548; WTG 329 (AM)

[Mar 9:41, see Mat 10:42]

[Luk 17:33 see Mat 10:39]


(Mat 10:39 | Luk 17:33)

IP1:410 (1660): This is the true way of restoration, of redemption; first to be lost [Mat 10:39], to be overcome, to be drowned, to be made nothing by that which is not ; that it may come to be in him, and he be quickened, raised up, and perfected in that, and so become possessor of the fulness.

WTG 347 (Ann Moore, 1764): [On shipboard, French privateers are approaching] Then I thought I would follow the captain's example, and put on some of the best of my clothes, but when I attempted it I lost all power and seemed as though I should have fainted. Then I looked them up, and said, If they take part they must take all, for I cannot put any of them on, and turning into my lodging room I sat down alone, querying in my mind what could be the matter. When the language passed secretly through me, They that will lose their lives for my sake shall save them [Mat 10:39]. Then I gave all up, as though I had never owned them, not expecting to keep any of them, and felt sweet peace.

(Mat 10:41f)

SBD 76 (1750): be very modest and thankful for such entertainment as may be given thee. Though it may be but (in thy esteem) poor and mean, yet as thee has it from a sincere, loving, hearty and honest mind, according to the ability of the giver, be content, thankful and cheerful with it, remembering who said, "He that gives a cup of cold water to a prophet, in the name of a prophet, shall have a prophet’s reward [Mat 10:41f]."

(Mat 10:42 | Mar 9:41)

MFU 75f (1654): dear brother Anthony, thou hast been serviceable to the Lord since thou wast called, thou shalt not lose thy reward [Mat 10:42], if thou wait thou wilt see the treasure of infinite riches open to thee, & the inheritance which never fades away [1 Pet 1:4]....

IP3:42 (1667): Hath not Christ made us kings and priests to God, even his Father [Rev 5:10]? ...And if we be priests, ... what makes our sacrifices savory and acceptable? Is it not that of his Spirit, that of his life, which is in them [1 Pet 2:5]? Is it not the faith, the love, the obedience, which are all of him, wherein they are offered? If we should give our bodies to be burned (in the way of testifying to truth), without this would they be accepted [1 Cor 13:3]? If we give but a cup of cold water in this, is it not accepted [Mat 10:42]?


§58 (Mat 14:1-12 | Mar 6:14-29 | Luk 9:7-9, 3:18-20)

Mat 14:1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,

Mat 14:2 And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen [GT: +again] from the dead [T: death]; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in [GT: great works are (T: are such miracles) wrought by] him.

Mat 14:3 For Herod had laid hold on [GBT: taken] John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.      qtext

Mat 14:4 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.

Mat 14:5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude [BT: people], because they counted him as a prophet.

Mat 14:6 But when Herod's birthday was kept [T: come], the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.

Mat 14:7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to [GBT: that he would] give her whatsoever she would ask.

Mat 14:8 And she, being before instructed [B: instruct; T: informed] of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger [GBT: platter].

Mat 14:9 And the king was sorry [T: sorrowed]: nevertheless for the oath's sake [G: because of the oath], and them which sat with him [BT: also] at meat [GBT: the table], he commanded it to be given her.

Mat 14:10 And he [GBT: omit] sent, and beheaded John in the prison.

Mat 14:11 And his head was brought in a charger [GBT: platter], and given to the damsel [G: maid]: and she brought it to her mother.

Mat 14:12 And his disciples came, and took up the [BT: his] body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.

Mar 6:14 And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad [G: made manifest]) and he [GT: omit] said, That John the Baptist was risen [GBT: John Baptist is risen again] from the dead [T: death], and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in [G: great works (T: miracles) are wrought by] him.

Mar 6:15 Others said, That [GBT: omit] it is Elias. And others [GBT: some] said, That [GBT: omit] it is a prophet, or as one of the [G: those] prophets.

Mar 6:16 But when Herod heard thereof [G: it; BT: of him], he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead [BT: death again].

Mar 6:17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon [GT: had taken; B: laid hands upon] John, and bound him in [T: and cast him into] prison for Herodias' sake, [GT: +which was] his brother Philip's wife: for [GT: because] he had married her.      qtext

Mar 6:18 For John had [GBT: omit] said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.

Mar 6:19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against [GBT: laid wait against (BT: for)] him, and would have killed him; but she could not:

Mar 6:20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him [G: reverenced him; BT: gave him reverence]; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.

Mar 6:21 And when a convenient day was come, that [G: But the time being convenient, when] Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains [G: banquet to his princes and captains], and chief estates of Galilee;

Mar 6:22 And when [GT: omit] the daughter of the said [GB: same] Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him [G: at table together; BT: at board also (T: +Then)], the king said unto the damsel [G: maid; T: maiden], Ask of me whatsoever [GBT: what] thou wilt, and I will give it thee.

Mar 6:23 And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, [GBT: +even] unto the half of my kingdom.

Mar 6:24 And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist [GBT: John Baptist's head].

Mar 6:25 And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by [G: would that thou shouldst give me even now] in a charger the head of John the [GBT: omit] Baptist.

Mar 6:26 And the king was exceeding [G: very; BT omit] sorry; yet [BT: howbeit] for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him [G: at table with him; BT: at supper also], he would not reject her [G: refuse her; B: cast her off; T: put her beside her purpose].

Mar 6:27 And immediately the king sent an executioner [GBT: the hangman], and commanded his head to [G: gave charge that his head should] be brought [GBT: +in]: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,

Mar 6:28 And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel [G: maid; T: maiden (2x)]: and the damsel gave it to her mother.

Mar 6:29 And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse [GBT: body], and laid [GT: put] it in a tomb.

Luk 9:7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was perplexed [G: he doubted; BT: doubted], because that it was said of some, that John was risen [GBT: +again] from the dead [BT: death];

Luk 9:8 And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others [GB: some], that one of the old prophets was risen again.

Luk 9:9 And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.

Luk 3:18 And many other things in his exhortation preached he [John] unto the people.

Luk 3:19 But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by [GBT rebuked of] him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,

Luk 3:20 Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.


(Mat 14:3-11 | Mar 6:17-28) GF4: 199, 291f , 354; GF6: 128, 466; HPS 197

(Mat 14:6-9) JN3: 722 (RR)

[Mar 6:17-28 cf Mat 14:3-11]


(Mat 14:3-11 | Mar 6:17-28)

Fox uses the beheading of John the baptist to illustrate the evils of wanton pleasures such as dancing [GF4:199, citing 1 Tim 5:6]; oaths [GF6:128, citing Mat 5:34]; and celebrating birthdays [GF6:466, citing Gal 4:9f].


§ S60 (Mat 14:13-21 | Mar 6:33-44 | Luk 9:12-17 | Joh 6:2-14)

Mat 14:13 When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart [BT: out of the way]: and when the people had heard thereof [G: multitude had heard it], they followed him on foot out of the [T: their] cities.

Mat 14:14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude [BT: much people], and was moved with compassion toward [B: was moved with mercy toward; T: his heart did melt upon] them, and he healed their [T: of them those that were] sick.      qtext

Mat 14:15 And when it was evening [GT: even was come; B: the even drew on], his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past [G: time is already past; B: hour is now past; T: day is spent]; send the multitude away [GBT: let the multitude (BT: people) depart], that they may go into the villages [GBT: towns], and buy themselves [GBT: them] victuals.

Mat 14:16 But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart [GBT: have no need to go away]; give ye them to eat.

Mat 14:17 And they say [GT: Then said they] unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

Mat 14:18 He said, Bring them hither to me.

Mat 14:19 And he commanded the multitude [BT: people] to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to [GT: looked up to; B: lift up his eyes toward] heaven, he [GBT: and] blessed, and brake, and [B: when he had broken them, he] gave the loaves to his disciples, and the [B: the] disciples [T: +gave them] to the multitude [BT: people].

Mat 14:20 And they did all eat, and were filled [GBT sufficed]: and they took [BT: gathered] up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.

Mat 14:21 And they that had eaten were [T: ate were in number] about five thousand men, beside women and [G: +little] children.

Mar 6:33 And the people saw [BT: spied] them departing [GBT: when they departed], and many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent [GBT: came thither before] them, and came together [G: assembled] unto him.

Mar 6:34 And Jesus, when he came out, [GBT: went out, and] saw much people [G: a great multitude], and was moved with compassion toward [GBT: had compassion on] them, because they were as [GBT: like] sheep not having a [GT: which had no] shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.

Mar 6:35 And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time [GT: day] is far passed:

Mar 6:36 Send them away [GBT: Let them depart], that they may go into the country round [G: +and towns] about, and into the villages [G: omits; BT: and into the towns], and buy themselves [GBT: them] bread: for they have nothing to eat.

Mar 6:37 He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?

Mar 6:38 He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see [GBT: look]. And when they knew, they say [GBT: knew it (BT: searched) they said] , Five, and two fishes.

Mar 6:39 And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.

Mar 6:40 And they sat down in ranks [G: by rows; BT: here a row and there a row], by hundreds, and by fifties.

Mar 6:41 And when he had taken [GT: he took] the five loaves and the two fishes, he [GT: and] looked up to heaven, and blessed [G: and gave thanks; B: he blessed], and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set [T: put] before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.

Mar 6:42 And they did all eat, and were filled [GBT: satisfied].

Mar 6:43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments [T: gobbets], and of the fishes.

Mar 6:44 And they that did eat of the loaves [G: had eaten; B: did eat; T: ate] were about five thousand men.

Luk 9:12 And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve [G: the twelve came], and said unto him, Send the multitude [GBT: people] away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals [GBT: meat]: for we are here in a desert place [BT: place of wilderness].

Luk 9:13 But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all this people.

Luk 9:14 For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.

Luk 9:15 And they did so, and made them all [G: caused all to] sit down.

Luk 9:16 Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking [GBT: looked] up to heaven, he [GBT: and] blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude [GBT: people].

Luk 9:17 And they did eat [GB: did all eat; T: ate], and were all filled [GB: satisfied; T: all satisfied]: and there was taken up of fragments [GBT: omit] that remained to them twelve baskets [GBT: +full of broken meat].


(Mat 14:14-21 | Mar 35-44 | Luk 9:12-17) GF6: 189f, 477; WTG 259 (EH); JWJM 251; DFR 35 [cf Luk 9:12-17]

(Mat 14:21 | Mar 6:44 | Luk 9:14) JN1: 123

[Mar 6:35-44, Luk 9:12-17 see Mat 14:14-21]


(Mat 14:14-21 | Mar 35-44 | Luk 9:12-17)

WTG 259 (Elizabeth Hudson, 1751): a desire sprang in my heart the Lord would be pleased to feed the multitude although I were not found worthy to be the instrument to hand forth the morsel he might bless [Mat 14:14-21].

DFR 35 (17–): when my stock of wood was exhausted ...I strove to be quiet, and to have my dependence placed on Him who fed a great multitude with a few loaves and little fishes [Mat 14:14-21]; and just as I began to suffer, another twenty shilling bill was privately presented to me by an unknown hand

JWJM 251 (17–): For if possessing great treasures had been a sufficient reason to make a fine show in the world, then Christ our Lord, who had an unfailing storehouse, and in a way surpassing the common operations in nature supplied thousands of people with food [Mat 14:14-21], would not have lived in so much plainness.


§ S61 (Mat 14:22-33 | Mar 6:45-52 | Joh 6:15-21)

Mat 14:22 And straightway Jesus constrained [G: compelled; T: made] his disciples to get [G: to enter; B: to get up; T: enter] into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side [GT: over before him], while he sent the multitudes [G: multitude; BT: people] away.

Mat 14:23 And when [GT: as soon as] he had sent [B: omits] the multitudes [G: multitude; B: people were sent; T: people] away, he went up into a mountain apart [GBT: alone] to pray: and when the evening [BT: night] was come, he was there [BT: +himself] alone.

Mat 14:24 But [GT: And] the ship was now in the midst of the sea, [GBT: +and was] tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary [GBT: it was a contrary wind].

Mat 14:25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went [T: came] unto them, walking on the sea.      qtext

Mat 14:26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a [T: some] spirit; and they cried out for fear.

Mat 14:27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer [G: comfort]; it is I; be not afraid.

Mat 14:28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord [GT: Master], if it be thou [T: thou be he], bid me come unto thee on the water.      qtext

Mat 14:29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.

Mat 14:30 But when he saw the wind boisterous [GBT: a mighty wind], he was afraid; and beginning [GBT: as (B: when) he began] to sink, he cried, saying, Lord [GT: Master], save me.

Mat 14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

Mat 14:32 And when [GT: as soon as] they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.

Mat 14:33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

Mar 6:45 And straightway he constrained [GT: caused] his disciples to get [GBT: go] into the ship, and to go to the other side [B: over the sea; T: over the water] before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people.      qtext

Mar 6:46 And when [GBT: as soon as] he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.

Mar 6:47 And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.

Mar 6:48 And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch [T: quarter] of the night he cometh [GBT: came] unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.

Mar 6:49 But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out:

Mar 6:50 For they all saw him, and were troubled [G: sore afraid; BT: afraid]. And immediately [GBT: but (BT: and) anon] he talked with them, and saith [GBT: said] unto them, Be of good cheer [G: comfort]: it is I; be not afraid.

Mar 6:51 And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore [G: much more] amazed in themselves beyond measure [G: omits], and wondered [GBT: marveled].

Mar 6:52 For they considered not the miracle [G: had not considered the matter; B: understood not the miracle; T: remembered not] of the loaves: for [GBT: because] their heart was hardened [GT: hearts were hardened (T: blinded)].


(Mat 14:23-33 | Mar 6:45-52) GF5: 279; GF8: 76 [316], 88 [319]

(Mat 14:28-31) HPS 36


(Mat 14:25-33 | Mar 6:45-62)

GF8:76: [Mat 14:25-32, see under Mat 13:47f]

(Mat 14:28-31)

HPS 36 (Sarah Jones, 1650): But this is the counsel of the Lord to such as have been so overcome, while the trouble and conflicts are upon their spirits, ... stand still and see the salvation of God [Exo 14:13], which is in the light of his Covenant, which will stretch forth the hand of his power, as he did to Peter when he feared the proud waves would prevailed over him [Mat 4:28-31]....

Synoptic Gospels keyed to Henry Burton Sharman, Records of the Life of Jesus
§§55-62 (Mat 9:35-11:1; 14; Mar 6:7-52, Various; Luk 9:7-17, various)

§ 55, 56A-B (Mat 9:35-38 | Mar 6:34 ; Luk 10:2)     index     qtext

§ 56C-E (Mat 10:1-6 | Mar 6:7, 3:16-19 | Luk 9:1, 6:13-16)     index     qtext

§ 56F (Mat 10:7-8)     index     qtext

§ 56G-H (Mat 10:9-10 | Mar 6:8-9 | Luk 9:2-3)     index     qtext

§ 56I-M (Mat 10:11-16 | Mar 6:10-11 | Luk 9:4-5, 10:3,5-6,12)     index     qtext

§ 57A-C (Mat 10:17-20 | Mar 13:9-11 § 134G-I | Luk 12:11-12 §91I, 21:12-15 § 134G-I)     index     qtext

§ 57D-F (Mat 10:21-23 | Mar 13:12-13 § 134J-M | Luk 12:11-12 §91I, 21:16-17 § 134G-I)     index     qtext

§ 57G-H (Mat 10:24-27 | Luk 6:40 § S38H, 12:2-4 § 91C-D)     index     qtext

§ 57I-J (Mat 10:28-31 | Luk 12:4-7 § 91E-F)     index     qtext

§ 57K (Mat 10:32-33 | Luk 12:8-9 § 91G)     index     qtext

§ 57L (Mat 10:34-36 | Luk 12:51-53 §95B)     index     qtext

§ 57M-N (Mat 10:37-38 | Luk14:26f §104BC,)     index     qtext

§ 57O-R (Mat 10:39-42 | Luk 17:33 §112J)     index     qtext

§ S58 (Mat 14:1-12 | Mar 6:14-29 | Luk 9:7-9, 3:18-20 § S17R)     index     qtext

§ S60 (Mat 14:13-21 | Mar 6:33-44 | Luk 9:12-17 | Joh 6:2-14)     index     qtext

§ S61 (Mat 14:22-33 | Mar 6:45-52 | Joh 6:15-21)     index     qtext

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