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He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith.
Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow ; they toil not, neither do they spin; and yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.* Chap. VI. Verses 28, 29.
Neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend
* See also St. Luke xii. 27.
Thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.
So the last shall be first, and the first last, for many be called, but few chosen.†
Render therefore unto Cæsar the things which are
Cæsar's and unto God the things that are God's.
For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the
eagles be gathered together.
Chap. XXIV. Verse 28.
The sabbath was made for man, and not man for
If a house be divided against itself, that house
And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them, t
* See St. Matthew xii. 25; St. Luke xi. 17.
† See St. Matthew x. 14; St. Luke ix. 5; Acts xiii. 51.
For the labourer is worthy of his hire.*
Go and do thou likewise.
Take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall
be much required.
Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth?
A prophet hath no honour in his own country. †
* "The labourer is worthy of his reward."
THY V. 18.
See also St. Matthew xiii. 57; St. Mark vi. 4; St. Luke iv. 24.
He was a burning and a shining light.*
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life; and they are they which testify of me.
For in Him we live, and move, and have our
It is more blessed to give than to receive.
When I have a convenient season, I will call for
* That I am here afore thy sight,
For gifts and grace;
A burning and a shining light
To a' this place.
BURNS.-Holy Willie's Prayer