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Family Commentary on the Sermon on the Mount

Family Commentary on the Sermon on the Mount

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Published by GLENN DALE PEASE
BY MANTON EASTBURN.

PREFACE,
In the Preface to a volume of " Family Prayers," by
the late Mr. Henry Thornton, which was printed last
year, (1834,) it was stated, in substance, that portions of a
"Family Commentary," by the same wise and good man,
which, though never, indeed, intended for publication, were
yet complete and fit for it, might, at no distant period, be
expected to issue from the press.
BY MANTON EASTBURN.

PREFACE,
In the Preface to a volume of " Family Prayers," by
the late Mr. Henry Thornton, which was printed last
year, (1834,) it was stated, in substance, that portions of a
"Family Commentary," by the same wise and good man,
which, though never, indeed, intended for publication, were
yet complete and fit for it, might, at no distant period, be
expected to issue from the press.

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FAMILY COMMENTARY ON THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT BY MANTON EASTBURN. PREFACE, In the Preface to a volume of " Family Prayers," by the late Mr. Henry Thornton, which was printed last year, (1834,) it was stated, in substance, that portions of a "Family Commentary," by the same wise and good man, which, though never, indeed, intended for publication, were yet complete and fit for it, might, at no distant period, be expected to issue from the press. The present Comment-ary, upon the Sermon on the Mount, is one of those por-tions. The favourable reception of the " Family Prayers" deepens the Editor's regret, that, when, at length, after the lapse of many years from the Author's death, the publica-tion had been undertaken, any cause should have occurred to deprive the world, even for a day, of the benefit of the present Work. Those who have become familiar with the " Prayers," will recognise in this "Volume the work of the same piety; and will require no other notice of the Author, than that they already owe to him — the manual, abovementioned, of domestic worship. Without presuming to anticipate the  judgment of others, the Editor, in committing this work to the blessing of God, and looking to that blessing, only, for
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17* 198 PREFACE. its success, cannot withhold the expression of his own opinion, as more than justifying him in the publication, that, so far as he knows the works of the best divines, no other Commentator, on the same portion of Scripture, has com-bined, in an equal degree, a deep knowledge of the human heart, with an extensive experience of human life ; vigor-ous common sense, with high and holy wisdom ; Christian love", with Christian faithfulness. He Las no hesitation in adding his belief, that, so far as can be said of any human peing, the Author lived in the spirit of his Commentary. R. H. I. September 15. 1835. CONTENTS.
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SoM I. St. Matt. V. ver. 1-3 7 n. « « " 4 9 in. •« « « 5 12 W. «* « « 6 U V. « « « 7 16 VI •« « « 8 19 vn. »? « « 9 21 Vm, « « «« 10-12 26 IX. « « « 13—16 2b X. " « " 17-19 31 XL •? « " 20 33 Xn. « « « 21—26 36 Xra. •* « •? 27,28 39
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