it is presumed, can be found superiour in fidelity and cor- rectness, to that of the great annotator alluded to; which, therefore, I will take leave to submit to you; "be not, then, anxious about the morrow; the morrow will be anxious about itself. Sufficient for every day is its own trouble." "To take no thought about what concerns our own sup- port, and the support of those who depend upon us, would inevitably prove the source of that improvidence and inac- tion, which are, in the ew Testament, branded as criminal in a very high degree '* What says the apostle of the Gen- tiles? "This we commanded you, that if any man would not work, neither should he eat."* "If any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith and is worse than an infidel. "f Thus by the received version of the text there is exhibited a glaring contradiction between the Lord and his apostle, while a true and accurate version would represent them as they invaria- bly and infallibly are, in perfect accordance. The expressions "the day" and "the morrow," are not to be limited to that precise measure or mark of time which, in common speech, they are understood to denote. A refer- ence to many passages of scripture which it is not necessa- ry now to specify, will shew clearly that these expressions are very frequently employed as descriptive of time present and time future; thin future fn»e, or mon-ow, however, being understood to be a space brief and transient, when mention- ed or contemjjlated in relation to eternity. What can be more affectingly appropriate than the term *'to-morrow,** literally designating no longer a period than the revolution of a natural day, to figure to us the short duration of our concern with this world and its occurrences, and the insig- nificance of all that passes beneath the sun, to man, the in- kcritor of an immortal existence? After these preliminary explanations, we are prepared to take a more enlarged view of the divine prohibition publish* ed by the text.