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Luke iï. 3. John did baptize in the in sins, hath quickened us together
wilderness, and preach the baptism of with Christ, (by grace ye are saved ;)
repentance for the remission of sins, Eph. ii. 4, 5. In this was manifested
Mark i. 4. The same came for a wit- the love of God toward us, because
ness, to bear witness of the Light, that that God sent his only begotten Son
all men through him might believe. into the world, that we might live
He was not that Light, but was sent to through him. Herein is love, not
bear witness of that Light. That was that we loved God, but that he loved
the true Light, which lighteth every us, and sent his Son to be the propitia-
man that cometh into the world, John tion for our sins, 1 John iv. 9, 10.
i. 7-9. John answered and said, A bRemember, O LORD, thy tender
man can receive nothing, except it be mercies, and thy loving-kindnesses ;
given him from heaven. Ye yourselves for they have been ever of old, Psal.
bear me witness, that I said, I am not xxv. 6. Look down from heaven, and
the Christ, but that I am sent before behold from the habitation of thy ho-
him. He that hath the bride is the liness and of thy glory : where is thy
bridegroom : but the friend of the zeal and thy strength, the sounding of
bridegroom, which standeth and hear. thy bowels and of thy mercies toward
eth him, rejoiceth greatly because of me? are they restrained? Isa. lxiii.
the bridegroom's voice. This my joy 15. For God is my record, how
therefore is fulfilled. He must in- greatly I long after you all in the
crease, but I must decrease. He that bowels of Jesus Christ, Phil. i. 8. If
cometh from above is above all: he there be therefore any consolation in
that is of the earth is earthly, and Christ, if any comfort of love, if any
speaketh of the earth : he that cometh fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels
from heaven is above all. And what and mercies, ii. 1. Put on therefore,
he hath seen and heard, that he tes- as the elect of God, holy and beloved,
lifieth; and no man receiveth his tes bowels of mercies, kindness, humble-
timony. He that bath received his ness of mind, meekness, long-suffer-
testimony hath set to his seal that ing, Col. iii. 12. But whoso hath
God is true. For he whom God hath this world's good, and seeth his bro-
sent speaketh the words of God: for ther have need, and shutteth up his
God giveth not the Spirit by measure bowels of compassion from him, how
unto him. The Father loveth the Son, dwelleth the love of God in him? 1
and hath given all things into bis John iii. 17.
hand, John iii. 27-35. Then said c And there shall come forth a rod
Paul, John verily baptized with the out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch
baptism of repentance, saying unto shall grow out of his roots, Isa. xi.
the people, That they should believe 1. Hear now, O Joshua the high
on him which should come after him, priest, thou and thy fellows that sit
that is, on Christ Jesus, Acts xix. 4. before thee : for they are men won-
b See on Matt. vi. ver. 12. clause 1. dered at; for, behold, I will bring

forth my servant, The BRANCH,
VER. 78.

Zech. iii. 8. Thus speaketh the LORD Ale omháyxva eneous ECU speão, šv ois of hosts, saying, Behold the man έπεσκέψατο ημάς ανατολή εξ ύψους, , whose name is The BRANCH ; and

a Through the b* tender mercy of our he shall grow up out of his place, and God; whereby the + dayspring from on

he shall build the temple of the LORD, high hath visited us,

vi. 12. But unto you that fear my *Or, bowels of the mercy,

name shall the Sun of Righteousness

arise with healing in his wings, and + Or, sunrising, or, branch.

ye shall go forth, and grow up as a For God so loved the world, that calves of the stall, Mal. iv. 2. i Je he gave his only begotten Son, that sus-am the root and the offspring of whosoever believeth in him should David, and the bright and morning not perish, but have everlasting life, star, Rev. xxii. 16. John iii. 16. But God, who is rich in merey, for his great love wherewith

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good way, and walk therein, and ye a To give light to them that sit in dark shall find rest for your souls. But ness and in the shadow of death, b to they said, We will not walk therein, guide our feet into the way of peace.

Jer. vi. 16. Come unto me, all ye

that labour and are heavy laden, and a See on Matt. iv. ver. 16.

I will give you rest. Take my yoke b Good and upright is the LORD: upon you, and learn of me; for I am therefore will he teach sinners in the meek and lowly in heart: and ye way.

The meek will he guide in shall find rest unto your souls. For judgment, and the meek will he teach my yoke is easy, and my burden is his way. All the paths of the LORD lighi, Matt. xi. 28-30. are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies,

VER. 80. Psal. xxv. 8-10. What man is he Το δε παιδίον ήυξανε και εκραταιούτο that feareth the LoRD? him shall be | πνεύματι» και ήν εν ταϊς ερήμοις έως ημέteach in the way that he shall choose: pas åvadelčews auto após tèr 'lopaña. His soul shall dwell at ease; and his

And the child grew, and waxed strong seed shall inherit the earth, 12, 13. in spirit, and was in a the deserts till the Mercy and truth are met together; day of his shewing unto Israel. righteousness and peace have kissed

a And, as they departed, Jesus beeach other. Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall gan to say unto the multitudes conlook down from heaven. Yea, the the wilderness to see ? a reed shaken

cering John, What went ye out into LORD shall give that which is good : with the wind ? Matt. xi. 7. and our land shall yield her increase. Righteousness shall go before him,

CHAP. II.-- VER. 1. and shall set us in the way of his

Εγένετο δε εν ταις ημέραις εκείναις, steps, lxxxv. 10–13. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her Εξηλθε δόγμα παρά Καίσαρος Αυγούστου, paths are peace, Prov. ii. 17. I lead åttoypápecbai Fãsay tùy olxovuémy. in the way of righteousness, in the

And it came to pass in those days, midst of the paths of judgment; that that there went out a decree from a Cæsar I may cause those that love me to Augustus, that ball the world should be

* taxed. inherit substance; and I will fill their

* Or, enrolled. treasures, viii. 20, 21. Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy a Now in the fifteenth year of the One of Israel; I am the LORD thy reign of Tiberius Cæsar, Pontius PiGod which teacheth thee to profit, late being governor of Judæa, and which leadeth thee by the way that Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and thou shouldest go. O that thou hadst his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea hearkened to my commandments! and of the region of Trachonitis, and then had thy peace been as a river, Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene, and thy righteousness as the waves Luke iï. 1. of the sea, Isa. xlviii. 17, 18. I b Destruction upon destruction is create the fruit of the lips; Peace, cried : for the whole land is spoiled : peace to him that is far off, and to him suddenly are my tents spoiled, and that is near, saith the LORD; and I my curtains in a moment, Jer. iv. 20. will heal bim. But the wicked are And there stood up one of them, like the troubled sea, when it cannot named Agabus, and signified by the rest, whose waters cast up mire and Spirit that there should be great dirt. There is no peace, saith my God, dearth throughout all the world : to the wicked, lvii. 19_21. The way which came to pass in the days of of peace they know not; and there is Claudius Cæsar, Acts xi. 28. First, no judgment in their goings: they 1 thank my God through Jesus Christ have made them crooked paths; who for you all, that your faith is spoken soever goeth therein shall not know of throughout the whole world, Rom. peace, lix. 8. Thus saith the LORD, i. 8. Elias was a man subject to like Stand ye in the ways arid see, and passions as we are, and he prayed

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LUKE N. 1—9.

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v. 17.

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earnestly that it might not rain ; and a And so it was, that, while they were it rained not on the earth by the space there, the days were accomplished that of three years and six months, Jam. she should be delivered.

a But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, VER. 2.

though thou be little among the Αύτη ή απογραφή πρώτη, εγένετο ηγε thousands of Judah, yet out of thee μονεύοντος της Συρίας Κυρηνίου. .

shall he come forth unto me that is to (And this taring was first made when be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth

have been from of old, from everlastCyrenius was governor of Syria.)

ing, Mic. v. 2. VER. 3.

VER. 7. Και επορεύοντο πάντες απογράφεσθαι, ,

Και έτεκε τον υιόν αυτής τον πρωτότοέκαστος εις την ιδίαν πόλιν. .

κον, και έσπαργάνωσεν αυτόν, και ανέκλινεν And all went to be tared, every one αυτόν εν τη φάτνη, διότι ουκ ήν αυτούς τόπος into his own city.

εν τώ καταλύματι. . VER. 4.

And a she brought forth her first-born

band wrapped him in swaddling 'Ανέβη δε και Ιωσήφ από της Γαλιλαίας, ex mólews Nafapir, tis vine loudalay, tis clothes, and luid him in a manger; beπόλιν Δαβίδ, ήτις καλείται Βηθλεέμ, (διά, | cause there was no room for them in the

inn. το είναι αυτόν εξ οίκου και πατριάς Δαβίδ,)

a Therefore the Lord himself shall And a Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into give you a sign: Behold, a virgin. Judæa, bunto the city of David, which shall conceive, and bear a son, and is called Bethlehem ; (because he was of vii. 14. And knew her not till she

shall call his name Immanuel, Isa. the house and tinenge of David :) a And in the sixth month the angel and he called his name JESUS, Matt.

had brought forth her first-born son: Gabriel was sent from God unto a

i. 25. city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To

b And this shall be a sign unto you ; a virgin espoused to a man whose ye shall find the babe wrapped ir name was Joseph, of the house of swaddling clothes, lying in a manger, David; and the virgin's name was

12. For he shall grow up before him Mary, Luke i. 26, 27.

as a tender plant, and as a root out b Ănd the Lord said unto Samuel, of a dry ground; he hath no form nor How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, comeliness, Isa. liii. 2. And Jesus seeing I have rejected him from reign- saith unto him, The foxes have holes, ing over Israel Fill thine horn with and the birds of the air have nests ; oil, and go; I will send thee to Jesse but the Son of man hath not where to the Bethlehemite : for I have provided lay his head, Matt. viii. 20. me a king among his sons, 1 Sam. xvi. 1. Now David was the son of

VER. 8. that Ephrathite of Beth-lehem-judah, Και ποιμένες ήσαν εν τη χώρα τη αυτη whose name was Jesse, xvii. 12. Hath | αγραυλούντες, και φυλάσσοντες φυλακές not the Scripture said, That Christ της νυκτός επί την ποίμνην αυτών. cometh of the seed of David, and out

And there were in the same country of the town of Bethlehem, where shepherds abiding in the field, keeping David was? John vii. 42.

* watch over their flocks by night. VER. 5.

* Or, the night-watches. 'Απογράψασθαι συν Μαριάμ τη μεμνη

VER. 9. στευμένη αυτώ γυναικι, ούση εγκύω. Και ιδού, άγγελος Κυρίου επέστη αυτούς,

Το he tared with Mary 2 his espoused και δόξα Κυρίου περιέλαμψεν αυτούς και wife, being great with child.

εφοβήθησαν φόβον μέγαν. . a See on Matt. i. ver. 18. clause 1. And, lo,a the angel of the Lord came

upon them, and the glory of the Lord VER. 6.

shone round about them; and they were Εγένετο δε εν τω είναι αυτούς εκεί, | sore afraid. επλήσθησαν αι ημέραι του τεκεϊν αυτήν. . a See on Matt. xviii. ver. 10. clause 2.

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the going forth of the commandment

to restore and to build Jerusalem, Και είπεν αυτοίς ο άγγελος: Μη φο unto the Messiah the Prince, shall be birode. idoù pàg, evayanikopar ipīv xagày seven weeks, and threescore and two μεγάλην, ήτις έσται παντί τω λαώ: weeks : the street shall be built again,

And the angel said unto them, Fear and the wall, even in troublous times. not: for, behold, I bring you a good tid. shall Messiah be cut off, but not for

And after threescore and two weeks ings of great joy, \ which shall be to all himself: and the people of the prince people.

that shall come shall destroy the city a How beautiful upon the mountains and the sanctuary; and the end thereare the feet of him that bringeth good of shall be with a flood, and unto the tidings, that publisheth peace ; that end of the war desolations are deterbringeth good tidings of good, that mined, Dan. ix. 24–26. And Jacob publisheth salvation, that saith unto begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of Zion, Thy God reigneth! Isa. lii. 7. whom was born Jesus, who is called and Rom. x. 15. The Spirit of the Christ, Matt. i. 16. And Simon Peter Lord God is upon me; because the answered and said, Thou art the Lord hath anointed me to preach Christ, the Son of the living God, xvi. good tidings unto the meek; he hath 16. He first findeth his own brother sent me to bind up the broken hearted, Simon, and saith unto him, We have to proclaim liberty to the captives, found the Messias, which is, being inand the opening of the prison to them terpreted, The Christ, John i. 41. But that are bound, Ixi. 1. And we declare these are written, that ye might beunto you glad tidings, how that the lieve that Jesus is the Christ, the Son promise which was made unto the fa- of God; and that believing ye might thers, Acts xiii. 32.

have life through his name, xx. 31. See on Matt. viii. ver. 11. clause 1. Therefore let all the house of Israel

know assuredly, that God hath made VER. 11.

that same Jesus, whom ye have cru

cified, both Lord and Christ, Acts ii. OTI étéx?r, inžy onpepor owThp, os 36. Opening and alleging, that Christ εστι Χριστός Κύριος, εν πόλει Δαβίδ. must needs have suffered, and risen

For unto you is born this day in the again from the dead; and that this city of David ad Saviour, which is, Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is b Christ cthe Lord.

Christ, xvii. 3. Whosoever believeth

that Jesus is the Christ is born of God : a See on Matt. i. ver. 21. clause 3. and every one that loveth him that be

b And I will put enmity between gat loveth him that is begotten of him, thee and the woman, and between thy | i John v. 1. seed and her seed : it shall bruise thy c And whence is this to me, that the head, and thou shalt bruise his heel, mother of my Lord should come to me, Gen. iii. 15. The sceptre shall not Luke i. 43. And thou, child, shalt be depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver called the prophet of the Highest ; for from between his feet, until Shiloh thou shalt go before the face of the come; and unto him shall the gather- Lord to prepare his ways, 76. And if ing of the people be, xlix. 10. The any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? kings of the earth set themselves, and thus shall ye say unto him, Because the the rulers take counsel together against Lord hath need of him, xix. 31. And the LORD, and against his anointed, David himself saith in the book of saying, Psal. ii. 2. Seventy weeks are Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, determined upon thy people and upon Sit thou on my right hand, Till I make thy holy city, to finish the transgres- thine enemies thy footstool. David sion, and to make an end of sins, and therefore calleth him Lord; how to make reconciliation foriniquity, and is he then his son ? xx. 42—44. to bring in everlasting righteousness, The word which God sent unto the and to seal up the vision and prophecy, children of Israel, preaching peace by and to anoint the Most Holy. Know, Jesus Christ; (he is Lord of all ;) Acts therefore, and understand, that from 1 x. 36. Which none of the princes of

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this world knew : for had they known | xxii. 19. The chariots of God are
it, they would not have crucified the twenty thousand, even thousands of
Lord of Glory, 1 Cor. ii. 8. The first angels : the Lord is among them as
man is of the earth, earthy: the se in Sinai, in the holy place, Psal. lxviii.
cond man is the Lord from heaven, 17. Praise ye him, all his angels :
XV. 47. For we preach not ourselves, praise ye him, all his hosts, cxlviii. 2.
but Christ Jesus the Lord; and qur- A fiery stream issued and came forth
selves your servants for Jesus' sake, from before him : thousand thousands
2 Cor. iv. 5. And that every tongue ministered unto him, and ten thou-
should confess that Jesus Christ is sand times ten thousand stood before
Lord, to the glory of God the Father, him: the judgment was set, and the
Phil. ii. 11. Yea doubtless, and I count books were opened, Dan. vii. 10.
all things but loss for the excellency And I beheld, and I heard the voice
of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my of many angels round about the throne
Lord : for whom I have suffered the and the beasts and the elders : and
loss of all things, and do count them the number of them was ten thousand
but dung, that I may win Christ, Phil. times ten thousand, and thousands of
iii. 8. As ye have therefore received thousands, Rev, v. 11.
Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in

VER. 14. him, Col. ii. 6. My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, Δόξα εν υψίστοις Θεώ, και επί γης είthe Lord of glory, with respect of per- párn, lv åvOpámous cüdoxia. sons, James ii. 1. And he bath on his

a Glory to God in the highest, band vesture and on his thigh a

on earth peuce, good will toward men. written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS, Rev. xix. 16. a Saying, Blessed be the King that See also on Matt. iii. ver. 3.

cometh in the name of the Lord; peace

in heaven, and glory in the highest VER, 12.

Luke xix. 38. Sing, o heavens; and Και τούτο υμίν το σημείον: Ευρήσετε | be joyful, O earth; and break forth Ggémos towagyaropévor, "xeiuevov v into singing. O mountains ; for the φάτνη.

LORD hath comforted his people, And this shall be a sign unto you ; Ye and will have mercy upon his afflicted, shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling which is in heaven, and on the earth,

And every creature clothes, lying in a manger.

and under the earth, and sucb as are VER. 13.

in the sea, and all that are in them, Kai étalons byéveto je tm dypínas heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, wahdog otpatião oupavio, aivúrry red and glory, and power, be unto him Θεόν, και λεγόντων:

that sitteth upon the throne, and unto

the Lamb for ever and ever, Rev. v. And suddenly there was with the an

13. gela a multitude of the heavenly host

b For unto us a child is born, unto praising God, and saying,

us a son is given, and the government a And he dreamed, and, behold, a shall be upon his shoulder ; and his ladder set up on the earth, and the top name shall be called Wonderful, Counof it reached to heaven : and, behold, sellor, The mighty God, The everlastthe angels of God ascending and de- ing Father, The Prince of Peace. Of scending on it, Gen. xxviii. 12. And the increase of his government and Jacob went on his way, and the an- peace there shall be no end, upon the gels of God met him. And when Ja- throne of David, and upon his kingcob saw them, he said, This is God's dom, to order it, and to establish it host : and he called the name of that with judgment and with justice, from place Mahanaim, xxxii. 1, 2. And henceforth even for ever. The zeal he said, Hear thou, therefore, the of the LORD of hosts will perform this. word of the LORD: I saw the Lord Isa. ix. 6,7. I create the fruit of the sitting on his throne, and all the host lips ; Peace, peace to him that is far of heaven standing by him, on his oft, and to him that is near, saith the right hand and on his left, 1 Kings LORD; and I will heal him, lvii. 19.

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