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France, speaks of “the honor due to his eminent 2. The particular time of his birth cannot be apostleship.” An observation which it were easy recovered, no probable footsteps or intimations enough to confirm by abundant instances, were it being left of it: in the general we may conclude either doubtful in itself or necessary to my pur. him at least ten years older than his Master ; his pose ; but being neither, I forbear.

married condition and settled course of life at his first coming to Christ, and that authority and respect which the gravity of his person procured

him amongst the rest of the apostles, can speak ST. PETER.

him no less ; but for any thing more particular and positive in this matter I see no reason to af

firm. Indeed, might we trust the account, which SECTION I.

one (who pretends to calculate his nativity with

ostentation enough) has given of it, we are told Of St. Peler, from his Birth till his first coming that he was born three years before the blessed to Christ.

virgin, and just seventeen before the incarnation

of our Saviour. But let us view his account. The land of Palestine was, at and before the coming of our blessed Saviour, distinguished into

Nat. Sab orbe cond. 7 403: Octav, August. 8 Herodis reg. 520 threr several provinces, Judæa, Samaria, and

2379{ a lo ejus consul 24 ante b. virg.

734( a pugna Acliac. S 12 ante Chr. nat 17 Galilee. This last was divided into the upper and lower. In the upper, called also Galilee of the When I met with such a pompous train of Gentiles, within the division anciently belonging epochas, the least I expected was truth and certo the tribe of Naphthali, stood Bethsaida, former- tainty. This computation he grounds upon the ly an obscure and inconsiderable village, till lately date of St. Peter's death, placed (as elsewhere he re-edified and enlarged by Philip the tetrarch,* tells us) by Bellarmine in the eighty-sixth year of by him advanced to the place and title of a city: his age; so that recounting from the year of Christ replenished with inhabitants, and fortified with sixty-nine, when Peter is commonly said to have power and strength; and in honor of Julia, the suffered, he runs up his age to his birth, and daughter of Augustus Cæsar, by him styled Julias. spreads it out into so many several dates. But Situate it was upon the banks of the sea of Gali- alas, all is built upon a sandy bottom. For belee, and had a wilderness on the other side, sides his mistake about the year of the world, few thence called the desert of Bethsaida, whither of his dates hold due correspondence. But the our Saviour used often to retire; the privacies worst of it is, that after all this, Bellarmine (upon and solitudes of the place advantageously minis- whose single testimony all this fine fabric is erecttering to the divine contemplation. But Bethsai- ed) says no such thing, but only supposes, merely da was not so remarkable for this adjoining wil

. for argument's sake, that St. Peter might very derness as itself was memorable for a worse sort well be eighty-six (it is erroneously printed sevenof barrenness_ingratitude, and unprofitableness ty-six) years old at the time of his martyrdom.under the influences of Christ's sermons and mi- So far will confidence, or ignorance, or both, carry racles; thence severely upbraided by him, and men aside; if it could be a mistake, and not threatened with one of his deepest woes : “Wo rather a bold imposing upon the world. But of unto thee Corazin, wo unto thee Bethsaida,” &c.t this enough, and perhaps more than it deserves. A wo that it seems stuck close to it; for what.

3. Being circumcised according to the rites of ever it was at this time, one who surveyed it in the Mosaic law, the name given him at his cirthe last age tells us, that it was shrunk again into cumcision was Simon, or Symeon; a name coma very mean and small village, consisting only of mon amongst the Jews, especially in their later a few cottages of Moors and wild Arabs; and times. This was afterwards by our Saviour not later travellers have since assured us, that even abolished, but additioned with the title of Cephas, these are dwindled away into one poor cottage at which in Syriac (the vulgar language of the Jews this day. So fatally does sin undermine the at that time) signifying a stone, or rock, was greatest, the goodliest places; so certainly does thence derived into the Greek, lietpos and by us, God's word take place, and not one iota either of Peter: so far was Hesychius out, when rendering his promises or threatenings falls to the ground. Terpos by Semiduw, an expounder or interpreter; deNext to the honor that was done it by our Sa- riving it from the Hebrew word which signifies to viour's presence, who living most in these parts explain and interpret. By this new imposition our frequently resorted hither, it had nothing greater Lord seemed to denote the firmness and constancy to recommend it to the notice of posterity, than of his faith, and his vigorous activity in building up that (besides some other of the apostles) it was the church, as a spiritual house upon the true rock, the birth-place of St. Peter; a person how in the living and corner-stone, chosen of God, and considerable soever in his private fortunes, yet precious, as St. Peter himself expresses it.* Nor of great note and eminency as one of the prime can our Saviour be understood to have hereby ambassadors of the Son of God, to whom both conferred upon him any peculiar supremacy, or sacred and ecclesiastical stories give, though not sovereignty above, much less over the rest of the a superiority, a precedency in the college of apos- apostles; for in respect of the great trust committles.

ted to them, and their being sent to plant Chris

tianity in the world, they are all equally styled Joseph. Antiq. Jud. lib. viii. c. 3, p. 618; Matt. foundations.t Nor is it accountable either to xi. 21. + Matt. xi. 21.

1 Pet. ii. 4, 5, 6.

+ Rev. xxi. 14.

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Scripture or reason to suppose that by this name intended by them, is true only in this respect, that our Lord should design the person of Þeter to be our blessed Saviour made choice of it, to honor it that very

which his church was to be with the frequency of his presence, and the power built. In a fond imitation of this new name given of his miraculous operations. In length it was to St. Peter, those who pretend to be his succes- an hundred furlongs, and about forty over; the sors in the see of Rome, usually lay by their own, water of it pure and clear, sweet and most fit to and assume a new name upon their advancement drink; stored it was with several sorts of fish, and to the apostolic chair ; it being one of the first those different both in kind and taste from those questions which the cardinals put to the new in other places. Here it was that Peter closely elected pope," by what name he will please to be followed the exercise of his calling; from whence called.” This custom first began about the year it seems he afterwards removed to Capernaum, 844, when Peter di Bocca-porco (or Swine’s- (probably upon his marriage, at least frequently mouth) being chosen pope, changed his name into resided there,) for there we meet with his house, Sergius the second ; probably not so much to and there we find him paying tribute; a house, avoid the uncomeliness of his own name, as if over which, Nicephorus tells us, that Helen, the unbefitting the dignity of his place; (for this being mother of Constantine, erected a beautiful church but his paternal name, would after have been no to the honor of St. Peter. This place was equally part of his pontifical style and title,) as out of a advantageous for the managery of his trade, mighty reverence to St. Peter, accounting himself standing upon the influx of Jordan into the sea of not worthy to bear his name, though it was his Galilee, and where he might as well reap the own baptismal name. Certain it is, that none of fruits of an honest and industrious diligence. A the bishops of that sce ever assumed St. Peter's mean, I confess it was, and a more servile course name; and some who have had it as their Chris- of life, as which, besides the great pains and labor tian name before, have laid it aside upon their it required, exposed him to all the injuries of election to the papacy. But to return to our wind and weather, to the storms of the sea, the apostle.

darkness and tempestuousness of the night, and 4. His father was Jonah, probably a fisherman all to make a very small return. An employment of Bethsaida, for the sacred story takes no farther whose restless troubles, constant hardships, frenotice of him than by the bare mention of his quent dangers, and amazing horrors, have been name ; and I believe there had been no great described by many authors.* But meanness is no danger of mistake, though Metaphrastes had not bar in God's way; the poor, if virtuous, are as told us that it was not Jonas the prophet, who dear to heaven as the wealthy and honorable ; came out of the belly of the whale." Brother he equally alike to him with whom " there is no rewas to St. Andrew the apostle, and some question spect of persons.” there is amongst the ancients, which was the Nay, our Lord seemed to cast a peculiar honor elder brother. Epiphanius (probably from some upon this profession, when afterwards calling him tradition current in his time) clearly adjudges it and some others of the same trade from catching to St. Andrew, herein universally followed by those of fish, to be (as he told them) "fishers of men.” of the church of Rome, that the precedency given 5. And here we may justly reflect upon the to St. Peter may not seem to be put upon the wise and admirable methods of the Divine Provi. account of his seniority. But to him we may op-dence, which in planting and propagating the pose the authority of St. Chrysostom, a person Christian religion in the world, made choice of equal both in time and credit, who expressly says, such mean and unlikely instruments ; that he that though Andrew came later into life than should hide these things from the wise and pruPeter, yet he first brought him to the knowledge dent, and reveal them unto babes, men that had of the gospel ; which Baronius, against all pre- not been educated in the academy and the schools tence of reason, would understand of his entering of learning, but brought up to a trade, to catch into eternal life. Besides, St. Jerome, Cassian, fish and mend nets; most of the apostles being Bede, and others, are for St. Peter being the elder taken from the meanest trades, and all of them brother; expressly ascribing it to his age, that ne, (St. Paul excepted) unfurnished of all arts of rather than any other, was president of the col- learning, and the advantages of liberal and inlege of apostles. However it was, it sounds not a genuous education; and yet these were the men little to the honor of their father, (as of Zebedee that were designed to run down the world, and to also in the like case,) that of but twelve apostles overturn the learning of the prudent. Certainly, two of his sons were taken into the number. In had human wisdom been to manage the business, his youth he was brought up to fishing, which we it would have taken quite other measures, and may guess to have been the staple trade of chosen out the profoundest rabbins, the acutest Bethsaida, (which hence probably borrowed its philosophers, the smoothest orators, such as would name, signifying an house, or habitation of fishing, have been most likely, by strength of reason and though others render it by hunting, the Hebrew arts of rhetoric, to have triumphed over the minds word signifying either,) much advantaged herein of men, to grapple with the stubbornness of the by the neighborhood of the lake of Genesareth, Jews, and baffle the finer notions and speculations (on whose banks it stood,) called also the sea of of the Greeks. We find that those sects of phiGalilee, and the sea of Tiberias, according to the losophy that gained most credit in the heathen mode of the Hebrew language, wherein all greater confluences of waters are called seas. Of this lake the Jews have a saying, that “ of all the longe

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* See particularly Oppian, 'Aliur. B.61. a. Don seven seas which God created, he made choice of of gold for every verse in the description here renone but the sea of Genesareth ;" which, however | ferred to.-Ed.

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world, did it this way, by their eminency in some was despised and scorned, opposed and persecuted, arts and sciences, whereby they recommended and that had nothing but its own native excellency themselves to the acceptance of the wiser and to recommend it. A clear evidence that there more ingenious part of mankind. Julian the was something in it beyond the craft and power apostate thinks it a reasonable exception against of men. “Is not this,” says an elegant apologist, the Jewish prophets, that they were incompetent making his address to the heathens, “enough to messengers and interpreters of the divine will, make you believe and entertain it, to consider that because they had not their minds cleared and in so short a time it has diffused itself over the purged, by passing through the circle of polite arts whole world, civilized the most barbarous nations, and learning. Why, now this is the wonder of it, softened the roughest and most intractable temthat the first preachers of the gospel should be pers; that the greatest wits and scholars, orators, such rude, unlearned men, and yet so suddenly, grammarians, rhetoricians, lawyers, physicians, so powerfully prevail over the learned world, and and philosophers have quitted their formerly dear conquer so many who had the greatest parts and and beloved sentiments, and heartily embraced the abilities, and the strongest prejudices against it, precepts and doctrines of the gospel ?" Upon this by the simplicity of the gospel. When Celsus account, Theodoret* does with no less truth than objected, that the apostles were but a company of elegancy, insult and triumph over the heathens. mean and illiterate persons, sorry mariners and He tells them, that whoever would be at the pains fishermen, Origen quickly returns upon him with to compare the best law makers, either amongst this answer: "That hence it was plainly evident, the Greeks or Romans, with our fishermen and that they taught Christianity by a divine power, publicans, would soon perceive what a divine when such persons were able with such an un- virtue and efficacy there was in them above all controlled success to subdue men to the obedience others, whereby they did not only conquer their of his word; for that they had no eloquent neighbors, not only the Greeks and Romans, but tongues, no subtile and discursive head, none of brought over the most barbarous nations to a comthe refined and rhetorical arts of Greece, to con- pliance with the law of the gospel; and that not quer the minds of men. For my part,” says he, by force of arms, not by numerous bands of solin another place—“I verily believe that the holy diers, not by methods of torture and cruelty, but Jesus purposely made use of such preachers of by meek persuasives, and a convincing the world his doctrine, that there might be no suspicion that of the excellency and usefulness of those laws they came instructed with arts of sophistry, but which they propounded to them. A thing which that it might be clearly manifest to all the world the wisest and best men of the heathen world that there was no crafty design in it, and that they could never do, to make their dog mata and insti. had a divine power going along with them, which tutions universally obtain ; nay, that Plato himself was more efficacious than the greatest volubility could never, by all his plausible and insinuative of expression, or ornaments of speech, or the arti- arts, make his laws to be entertained by his own fices which were used in the Grecian composi- dear Athenians. He further shows them, that tions. Had it not been for this divine power that the laws published by our fishermen and tentupheld it," as he elsewhere argues-"the Chris- makers, could never be abolished (like those made tian religion must needs have sunk under those by the best amongst them) by the policies of Caius, weighty pressures that lay upon it, having not the power of Claudius, the cruelties of Nero, or only to contend with the potent opposition of the any of the succeeding emperors; but still they senate, emperors, people, and the whole power of went on conquering and to conquer, and made the Roman empire, but to conflict with those millions both of men and women willing to embrace home-bred wants and necessities wherewith its flames, and to encounter death in its most horrid own professors were oppressed and burthened.” shapes, rather than disown and forsake them;

6. It could not but greatly vindicate the apostles whereof he calls to witness those many churches from all suspicion of forgery and imposture, in the and monuments every where erected to the methoughts of sober and unbiassed persons, to see mory of Christian martyrs, no less to the honor their doctrine readily entertained by men of the than advantage of those cities and countries, and most discerning and inquisitive minds. Had they in some sense to all mankind. dealt only with the rude and the simple, the idiot 7. The sum of the discourse is, in the apostle's and the unlearned, there might have been some words, that "God chose the foolish things of the pretence to suspect that they lay in wait to de- world to confound the wise, the weak to confound ceive, and designed to impose upon the world by those that are mighty, the base things of the world, crafty and insinuative arts and methods. But, things most vilified and despised, yea, and things alas, they had other persons to deal with, men of which are not, to bring to nought things that are,"| the acutest wits and most profound abilities, the These were the things, these the persons whom wisest philosophers and most subtile disputants, God sent upon this errand, to silence “the wise, able to weigh an argument with the greatest accuracy, and to decline the force of the strongest rea * Tbeodoret, who was one of the earliest and most sonings ; and who had their parts edged with the learned historians of the church, lived in the former keenest prejudices of education, and a mighty part of the fifth century, His commentaries on vaveneration for the religion of their country; a reli- rious parts of Scripture display great knowledge and gion that for so many ages had governed the world, piety; but he suffered much from the factious spirit and taken firm possession of the minds of men.

of his age: and in the disputes respecting Nestorius,

was threatened with the loss of the episcopal rank, And yet, notwithstanding all these disadvantages, to which he had been justly elevated for his virtucs. these plain men conquered the wise and the learn.

-Ed. ed, and brought them over to that doctrine that + 1 Cor. i. 27, 28. 85

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the scribe, and the disputer of this world, and to It was towards evening when they came, and make foolish the wisdom of this world.” For therefore probably they staid with him all night, though “ the Jews required a sign, and the Greeks during which Andrew had opportunity to inform sought after wisdom, though the preaching a cru- himself, and to satisfy his most scrupulous inquicified Saviour was a scandal to the Jews, and ries. Early the next morning, (if not that very foolishness to the” learned “Grecians ;" yet, " by evening,) he hastened to acquaint his brother Si. this foolishness of preaching, God was pleased to mon with these glad tidings. It is not enough to save them that believed;" and in the event made be good and happy alone; religion is a communiit appear, that “the foolishness of God is wiser cative principle, that, like the circles in the water, than men, and the weakness of God stronger than delights to multiply itself, and to diffuse its influmen."* That so the honor of all might entirely ences round about it, and especially upon those redound to himself ; so the apostle concludes, whom nature had placed nearest to us. He tells " that no flesh should glory in his presence, but him, they had found the long-looked for Messiah, that he that glorieth, should glory in the Lord.” him whom Moses and the prophets had so signally

foretold, and whom all the devout and pious of that nation had so long expected.

3. Simon, (one of those who “ looked for the SECTION II.

kingdom of God, and waited for the redemption

of Israel,"') ravished with his joyful news, and imOf St. Peter, from his first coming to Christ till patient of delay, presently follows his brother to his being called to be a Disciple. the place; whither he was no sooner come but

our Lord, to give him an evidence of his Divinity, THOUGH we find not whether Peter, before his salutes him at first sight by name, tells him what coming to Christ, was engaged in any of the par- and who he was, both as to his name and kindred, ticular sects at this time in the Jewish church, what title should be given him, that he should be yet is it greatly probable that he was one of the called Cephas, or Peter ; a name which he afterdisciples to John the Baptist. For first, it is cer- wards actually conferred upon him.* What pass. tain that his brother Andrew was so; and we ed further between them, and whether these two can hardly think these two brothers should draw brothers henceforward personally attended our contrary ways, or that he who was so ready to Saviour's motions in the number of his disciples, bring his brother the early tidings of the Messiah, the sacred story leaves us in the dark. It seems that the “sun of righteousness" was already risen probable that they had staid with him for some in those parts, should not be as solicitious to bring time, till they were instructed in the first rudihim under the discipline and influences of John ments of his doctrine, and by his leave departed the Baptist, the "day-star” that went before him. home. For it is reasonable to suppose, that our Secondly ; Peter's forwardness and curiosity at Lord being unwilling, at this time especially, to the first news of Christ's appearing, to come to awaken the jealousies of the state by a numerous him and converse with him, show that his expecta- retinue, might dismiss his disciples for some time, tions had been awakened, and some light in this and Peter and Andrew amongst the rest ; who matter conveyed to him by the preaching and mi- hereupon returned home to the exercise of their nistry of John, who was « the voice of one crying calling, where he found them afterwards. in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, 4. It was now somewhat more than a year make his paths straight;" showing them who it since our Lord, having entered upon the public was that was coming after him.

stage of action, constantly “went about doing 2. His first acquaintance with Christ com- good, healing the sick, and preaching the gospel menced in this manner. The blessed Jesus hav- of the kingdom ;t residing usually at Capernaum, ing for thirty years passed through the solitudes and the parts about it, where, by the constancy of a private life, had lately been baptized in Jor- of his preaching, and the reputation of his miradan, and there publicly owned to be the Son of cles, his fame spread about all those countries ; by God, by the most solemn attestations that heaven means whereof multitudes of people from all parts could give him; whereupon he was immediately flocked to him, greedily desirous to become his hurried into the wilderness, to a personal contest auditors. And what wonder, if the parched and with the devil for forty days together. So natural barren earth thirsted for the showers of heaven? is it to the enemy of mankind to malign our hap- It happened that our Lord retiring out of the city, piness, and to seek to blast our joys, when we are to enjoy the privacies of contemplation upon the under the highest instances of the divine grace banks of the sea of Galilee, it was not long before and favor. His enemy being conquered in three the multitude found him out; to avoid the crowd set battles, and fled, he returned hence, and came and press whereof he stept into a ship, or tisherdown to Bethabara, beyond Jordan, where John boat, that lay near to the shore, which belonged was baptizing his proselytes, and endeavoring to to Peter (who, together with his companions, anter satisfy the Jews, who had sent to him curiously to a tedious and unsuccessful night, were gone inquire concerning this new Messiah that appear ashore to wash and dry their nets.) He who ed among them. Upon the great testimony which might have commanded, was yet pleased to enthe Baptist gave him, and his pointing to our treat Peter (who by this time was returned into Lord then passing by him, two of John's disciples,t his ship) to put a little from the shore. Here who were then with him, presently followed after being sat, he taught the people, who stood along Christ, one of which was Andrew, Simon's brother.

* John i. 42.

+ Matt. iv. 23. * 1 Cor. i. 20—25.

John i. 37.

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upon the shore to hear him. Sermon ended, he lovest is sick,"* as they said concerning Lazarus. resolved to seal up his doctrine with a miracle, Here a fresh opportunity offered itself to Christ that the people might be the more effectually con- of exerting his divine power. No sooner was he vinced that “ he was a teacher come from God.” told of it but he came to her bed-side, rebuked To this purpose, he bade Simon launch out the paroxysm, commanded the fever to be gone, further, and cast his net into the sea : Simon tells and taking her by the hand to lift her up, in a him they had done it already, that they had been moment restored her to perfect health and ability fishing all the last night, but in vain ; and if they to return to the business of her family; all cures could not succeed then (the most proper season being equally easy to Omnipotence. for that employment) there was less hope to speed now, it being probably about noon. But because where God commands it is not for any to argue, but obey, at our Lord's instance he let down the

SECTION III. net, which immediately enclosed so great a multitude of fishes that the net began to break, and of St. Peter, from his election to the Apostolate they were forced to call to their partners, who till the confession which he made of Christ. were in a ship hard by them, to come to their assistance. A draught so great that it loaded both Our Lord being now to elect some peculiar pertheir boats, and that so full that it endangered sons as his immediate vicegerents upon earth, to their sinking before they could get safe to shore : whose care and trust he might commit the buildan instance wherein our Saviour gave an ocular ing up of his church, and the planting that relidemonstration that, as Messiah, God had “put gion in the world for which he himself came down all things under his feet, not only fowls of the air, from heaven; in order to it, he privately, over but the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth night, withdrew himself into a solitary mountain,t through the paths of the sea."*

(commonly called the mount of Christ, from his 5. Amazed they were all at this miraculous frequent repairing thither; though some of the draught of fishes ; whereupon Simon, in an ec- ancients will have it to be mount Tabor,) there stacy of admiration, and a mixture of humility to make his solemn address to heaven for a prosand fear, threw himself at the feet of Christ, and perous success on so great a work. Herein prayed him to depart from him, as a vile and sin- leaving an excellent copy and precedent to the ful person. So evident were the appearances of governors of his church, how to proceed in setting Divinity in this miracle, that he was overpowered apart persons to so weighty and difficult an employand dazzled with its brightness and lusture, and ment. Upon this mountain we may conceive reflecting upon himself, could not but think him- there was an oratory, or place of prayer, (probaself unworthy the presence of so great a person, bly intimated by St. Luke's n apoocvxn, for such so immediately sent from God; and considering proseuchas, or houses of prayer, usually uncoverhis own state, (conscience being hereby more ed and standing in the fields, the Jews had in sensibly awakened,) was afraid that the divine several places,) wherein our Lord continued all vengeance might pursue and overtake him. But night, not in one continued and entire act of deour Lord, to abate the edge of his fears, assures votion, but probably by intervals and repeated him that this miracle was not done to amaze and returns of duty. terrify him, but to strengthen and confirm his 2. Early the next morning his disciples came faith; that now he had nobler work and employ- to him, out of whom he made choice of iwelve to ment for him ; instead of catching fish, he should, be his apostles,f that they might be the constant by persuading men to the obedience of the gos. attendants upon his person, to hear his discourses, pel, catch the souls of men: and accordingly he and be eye-witnesses of his miracles; to be alcommanded him and his brother to follow him; ways conversant with him while he was upon (the same command which presently after he gave earth, and afterwards to be sent abroad, up and to the two sons of Zebedee.) The word was no down the world, to carry on that work which he sooner spoken, and they landed, but disposing their himself had begun ; whom, therefore, he invested concerns in the hands of friends, (as we may pre- with the power of working miracles, which was sume prudent and reasonable men would,) they more completely conferred upon them after his asimmediately left all, and followed him; and from cension into heaven. Passing by the several this time Peter and the rest became his constant fancies and conjectures of the ancients, why our and inseparable disciples, living under the rules of Saviour pitched upon the just number of twelve, his discipline and institutions.

(whereof before,) it may deserve to be considered 6. From hence they returned to Capernaum,

whether our Lord, being now to appoint the suwhere our Lord, entering into Simon's house, (the preme officers and governors of his church, which place in all likelihood where he was wont to lodge the apostle styles the “commonwealth of Israel,” || during his residence in that city) found his mother might not herein have a more peculiar allusion to in-law visited with a violent fever. No privi- the twelve patriarchs, as founders of the several leges afford an exemption from the ordinary laws tribes; or to the constant heads and rulers of of human nature ; Christ, under her roof, did not those twelve tribes, of which the body of the protect this woman from the assaults and inva- Jewish nation did consist: especially since he sions of a fever. “Lord, behold he whom thou himself seems elsewhere to give countenance to

* John xi. 3.

+ Luke vi. 12. * Psalm viii. 6, 7, 8.

# Matt. x. l; Mark iii. 14; Luke vi. 13. + Matt. viii. 14; Mark i. 29; Luke iv. 38.

ll Ephes. ii. 12.

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