M A R K.
In this chapter, we have, I. Christ's dispute with
the Pharisees concerning divorce, ver. 1-12. II. The kind entertainment he
gave to the little children that were brought to him to be blessed,
ver. 13-16. III. His
trial of the rich man that enquired what he must do to get to
heaven, ver. 17-22. IV.
His discourse with his disciples, upon that occasion, concerning
the peril of riches (ver.
23-27), and the advantage of being impoverished for his
sake, ver. 28-31. V. The
repeated notice he gave his disciples of his sufferings and death
approaching, ver. 32-34.
VI. The counsel he gave to James and John, to think of suffering
with him, rather than of reigning with him, ver. 15-45. VII. The cure of Bartimeus, a
poor blind man, ver.
46-52. All which passages of story we had the substance
of before, Matt. xix. and