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42无论何人 ,因为 门徒 的名 ,只 把一杯 凉水 给这 小子 里的一个 喝 ,我实在 告诉 你们 ,这人不能 不得 赏赐 。
42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
42 Verse 42. A cup of cold water] υδατος, of water, is not in

the common text, but it is found in the Codex Bezae, Coptic,

Armenian, Gothic, Anglo-Saxon, Slavonic, all copies of the Itala,

Vulgate, and Origen. It is necessarily understood; the ellipsis

of the same substantive is frequent, both in the Greek and

Latin writers. See Wakefield.



Little ones] My apparently mean and generally despised

disciples.



But a cup of water in the eastern countries was not a matter of

small worth. In India, the Hindoos go sometimes a great way to

fetch it, and then boil it that it may do the less hurt to

travellers when they are hot; and, after that, they stand from

morning to night in some great road, where there is neither pit

nor rivulet, and offer it, in honour of their god, to be drunk by

all passengers. This necessary work of charity, in these hot

countries, seems to have been practised by the more pious and

humane Jews; and our Lord assures them that, if they do this in

his name, they shall not lose their reward. See the Asiatic

Miscellany, vol. ii. p. 142.



Verily-he shall in no wise lose his reward.] The rabbins have a

similar saying: "He that gives food to one that studies in the

law, God will bless him in this world, and give him a lot in the

world to come." Syn. Sohar.



Love heightens the smallest actions, and gives a worth to them

which they cannot possess without it. Under a just and merciful

God every sin is either punished or pardoned, and every good

action rewarded. The most indigent may exercise the works of

mercy and charity; seeing even a cup of cold water, given in the

name of Jesus, shall not lose its reward. How astonishing is

God's kindness! It is not the rich merely whom he calls on to be

charitable; but even the poor, and the most impoverished of the

poor! God gives the power and inclination to be charitable, and

then rewards the work which, it may be truly said, God himself

hath wrought. It is the name of Jesus that sanctifies every

thing, and renders services, in themselves comparatively

contemptible, of high worth in the sight of God. See Quesnel.

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