Geneva Study Bible
(1) We ought to find fault with one another, but we must beware we do not do it without cause, or to seem holier than others or because of hatred of others.
(2) The stiff-necked and stubborn enemies of the gospel are unworthy to have it preached unto them.
(a) A pearl is known among the Greeks for its oriental brightness: and a pearl was in ancient times greatly valued by the Latins: for a pearl that Cleopatra had was valued at two hundred and fifty thousand crowns: and the word is now borrowed from that, to signify the most precious heavenly doctrine.
(3) Prayers are a sure refuge in all miseries.
(4) An explanation of the meaning of the second table.
(b) That is to say, The doctrine of the law and prophets.
(5) The example of life must not be taken from the multitude.
(c) The way is straight and narrow: we must pass through this rough way and suffer, endure, be changed and so enter into life.
(6) False teachers must be taken heed of: and they are known by false doctrine and evil living.
(7) Even the best gifts that exist are nothing without godliness.
(d) By "name" here is meant mighty working power of God, which every man witnesses that calls upon him.
(e) Properly, powers: Now these excellent works which are done are called powers because of those things which they bring to pass, for by them we understand how mighty the power of God is.
(f) This is not of ignorance, but because he will cast them away.
(g) You that are given to all kinds of wickedness, and seem to make an art of sin.
(8) True godliness rests only upon Christ, and therefore always remains invincible.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Matthew 7". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://beta.studylight.org/
the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25