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26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them , With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
27 of Then answered Peter, and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore ?
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28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that ye which have followed me in the regeneration , when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall fit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelves tribes of Is: rael.
29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands for my names sake, fhall receive an hundred fold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
bours, may be so honoured
by the abundance of the Divine Liberality, as to be equalled or even preferred to those who were called first; The Equity,I say,of this, may be illustrated by this Similitude. A Housholder went out early in the Morning, to hire Labourers into his Vineyard : Thus God in the beginning of the World reveal’d his Will to Mankind, and that in a
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dom of heaven is like unto a man that is an housholder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.
f Though this Parable was primarily intended, to shew the Equity of God's equalling the Gentiles with the Jews; yet since one great objection of the Jews against the équalizing with them the Gentile Converts, was the Idolatry and
Wickedness of the former part of these
Gentiles Lives; and
since the several Parts of the Parable may aptly enough be applied to the different Parts of Man's Life, as well as to the different Ages of the World; I have therefore endeavoured to express both these Senses together.