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THIS CONTAINS,

I. The beginning of the Gospel,

a. John prepares the way Chap. i, 1-8

b. Baptizes Jesus, who is proclaimed the Son of God 9-11

c. Tempted of Satan, served by angels 12, 13

II. The Gospel itself,

A. In Galilee: where we may observe three periods,

a. After John was cast into prison, In general,

1. The place and matter of his preaching, 14, 15

2. The calling of several of the apostles 16-20 In particular,

1. Actions not censured by his adversaries

1. He teaches with authority 21, 22

2. Cures the demoniac 23-28

3. Heals many sick 29-34

4. Prays 35

5. Teaches everywhere 36-39

6. Cleanses the leper 40-45

2. Actions censured by them, Here occur,

1. The paralytic forgiven and healed ii, 1-12

2. The call of Levi, and eating with publicans and sinners. 13-17

3. The question concerning fasting answered 18-22

4. The ears of corn plucked 23-28

5. The withered hand restored: Snares laid iii, 1-6

3. Our Lord's retirement,

1. At the sea 7-12

2. In the mountain, where the apostles are called 13-19

3. In the house, where after refuting the blasphemy of the Pharisees, he shows who are his mother and his brethren. 20-35

4. In the ship; various parables iv, 1-34

5. On the sea, and beyond it 35-41 v, 1-20

6. On this side the sea: Again: Jairus, and the woman with the flux of blood 21-43

7. At Nazareth: His countrymen offended vi, 1-6

8. The apostles sent forth 7-13

b. After John was put to death,

1. Herod's hearing of Jesus, and judgment of him 14-29

2. Christ's retiring with his apostles, now returned 30-32

3. The earnestness of the people; Christ's compassion; five thousand fed 33-44

4. His walking on the sea 45-52

5. He heals many in the land of Gennesaret 53-56

6. And teaches what defiles a man vii, 1-23

7. A devil cast out in the coasts of Tyre and Sidon 24-30

8. At the sea of Galilee, the deaf and dumb healed; four thousand fed 31-37 viii, 1-9

9. He comes into the parts of Dalmanutha, and answers concerning the sign from heaven Chap. viii, 10-13

10. In the ship, he warns them of evil leaven 14-21

11. At Bethsaida, heals the sick 22-26

c. After he was acknowledged to be the Son of God,

1. Peter confessing him, he enjoins his disciples silence; foretells his passion; reproves Peter; exhorts to follow him 21 ix, 1

2. Is transfigured: casts out a devil; foretells his passion. 2-32

3. Reproves and instructs his disciples 33-50

B. In Judea,

a. In the borders x, 1

1. He treats of divorce 2-12

2. Of little children 13-16

3. Of entering into life, and of the danger of riches 17-31

b. In his way to the city,

1. He foretells his passion a third time 32-34

2. Answers James and John, and instructs them all 35-45

3. At Jericho, gives sight to Bartimeus 46-52

4. At Jerusalem xi, 1

a. His royal entry' 2-11

b. The day after, the fig tree cursed 12-14 the temple purged 15- 19

c. The day after that,

1. Near the fig tree, he shows the power of faith 20-26

2. In the temple,

1. His authority vindicated 27-33

2. The parable of the wicked husbandmen xii, 1-12

3. Of paying tribute to Caesar 13-17

4. Of the resurrection 18-27

5. Of the great commandment 28-34

6. Of David's Lord 35-37

7. He warns the people of the scribes 38-40

8. Commends the poor widow 41-44

3. On Mount Olivet, he foretells the destruction of the city and temple, and the end of the world xiii, 1-37

d. Two days before the passover; his enemies bargain with Judas. xiv, 1-11

e. On the first day of unleavened bread,

1. The passover prepared 12-16

2. The Lord's Supper instituted 17-25

3. After the hymn, the offense of the disciples and Peter's denial foretold 26-31

4. In Gethsemane, Jesus prays; wakes his disciples 32-42 is betrayed; taken; forsaken of all 43-52

5. In the high priest's palace, He is condemned to death 53-65 Denied by Peter 66-72

f. Friday, What was done,

1.In Pilate's palace xv, 1-20

2. In the way 21

3. At Golgotha 22

1. The wine and myrrh offered 23

2. The crucifixion; his garments parted 24, 25

3. The title 26

4. The two malefactors 27, 28

5. Revilings 29-32

6. The darkness; the cry of Jesus; the scoff; the vinegar; his death; the veil rent 33-38

7. The saying of the centurion; the women looking on 39-41

4. In the evening, the burial 42-47

g. Sunday, Our Lord's resurrection declared,

1. By an angel Chap. xvi, 1-8

2. By himself, To Mary Magdalene 9-11 To two going into the country 12, 13 To the eleven sitting at meat 14

III. The Gospel,

1. Committed by Christ to apostles after his resurrection. 15-18

2. Confirmed after his ascension 19, 20

MARK

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