Then Jesus went there, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.…
1. So to hold, as we are willingly to let go; love them as creatures only: often the child is the mother's daughter, and the mother's god.
2. We are to strive to have them freed from under the power of the devil, as this woman doth; for they come into the world fuel for hell. Parents make more account, all their life, to make gold, rather than grace, their children's patrimony and legacy.
3. Look at them as May flowers; as born to come and appear for a space in the element of death: so they sport, laugh, run, eat, drink, and glisten like comets in the air, or flying meteors in the sphere of the clouds, and often go down to the grave before their parents.
4. Beware of selfishness, for children are ourself, and their sins white and innocent sins to us. Eli honoured his sons more than God, and God put a mark of wrath on his house.
Parallel VersesKJV: Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.