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chosen the weak things of the world, his covenant for ever: holy and reveto confound the things which are rend is his name, cxi. 9.

And one mighty; And base things of the world, cried unto another, and said, Holy, and things which are despised, hath holy, holy, is the LORD of Hosts: the God chosen, yea, and things which whole earth is full of his glory, Isa. are not, to bring to nought things that vi. 3. For thus saith the high and are; That no flesh should glory in his lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, presence, 1 Cor. i. 26-29. Hearken, whose name is Holy, lvii. 15. And my beloved brethren, Hath not God they rest not day and night, saying, chosen the poor of this world, rich in Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, faith, and heirs of the kingdom which which was, and is, and is to come, he hath promised to them that love Rev. iv. 8. Who shall not fear thee, him? James ii. 5.

O Lord, and glorify thy name? for And it came to pass, as he spake thou only art holy, xv. 4. these things, a certain woman of the

VER. 50. company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that Και το έλεος αυτού εις γενεάς γενεών τοϊς bare thee, and the paps which thou doboupévous avtóv. hast sucked, Luke xi. 27.

a And his mercy is on them that fear VER. 49.

him from generation to generation. "Οτι εποίησέ μοι μεγαλεία και δυνατός, a And shewing merey unto thousands και άγιον το όνομα αυτού. .

of them that love me, and keep my For ahe that is mighty hath done to commandments, Exod. xx. 6. And me great things; band holy is his name.

the LORD passed by before him, 'and

proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD a Who is this King of glory? The God, merciful and gracious, longsufLORD strong and mighty, the LORD fering, and abundant in goodness and mighty in battle, Psal. xxiv. 8. Then truth, keeping mercy for thousands, thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, forgiving iniquity and transgression and saidst, I have laid help upon one and sin, and that will by no means that is mighty ; I have exalted one clear the guilty, xxxiv. 6, 7. Oh how chosen out of the people, lxxxix. 19. great is thy goodness, which thou Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD hast laid up for them that fear thee; of Hosts, the mighty One of Israel, which thou hast wrought for them Ah, I will ease me of mine adversa- | that trust in thee before the sons of ries, and avenge me of mine enemies, men, Psal. xxxi. 19. Surely his salvaIsa. i. 24. Who is this that cometh tion is nigh them that fear him; that from Edom, with dyed garments from glory may dwell in our land, lxxxv. Bozrah? this that is glorious in his 9. For as the heaven is high above apparel, travelling in the greatness of the earth, so great is his mercy toward his strength? I that speak in righ- them that fear him, ciii. 11. But the teousness, mighty to save, lxiii. 1. mercy of the LORD is from everlastForasmuch as there is none like unto ing to everlasting upon them that thee, O LORD; thou art great, and fear him, and his righteousness unto thy name is great in might, Jer. x. 6. children's children, 17. He will bless

Who is like unto thee, O LORD, | them that fear the LORD, both small among the gods? who is like thee, and great, cxv. 13. Let them now glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, that fear the LORD say, that bis doing wonders, Exod. xv. 11. There mercy endureth for ever, cxviii. 4. is none holy as the LORD: for there is He will fulfil the desire of them that none beside thee: neither is there any fear him: he also will hear their cry; rock like our God, 1 Sam. ii. 2. Let and will save them, cxlv. 19. The them praise thy great and terrible LORD taketh pleasure in them that name; for it is holy, Psal. xcix. 3. Ex- fear him, in those that hope in his alt the Lord our God, and worship mercy, cxlvii

. 11. Then they that at his holy hill; for the Lord our feared the Lord spake often one to God is holý, 9. He sent redemption another: and the LORD hearkened, unto his people: he hath commanded I and heard it, and a book of remem:

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brance was written before him for 1 kings of the earth set themselves, them that feared the LORD, and that and the rulers take counsel together, thought upon his name. And they against the LORD, and against his sh be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, anointed, saying, Let us break their in that day when I make up my jew bands asunder, and cast away, their els; and I will spare them, as a man cords from us. He that sitteth in the spareth his own son that serveth him, heavens shall laugh : the LORD shall Mal. iii. 16, 17.

have them in derision. Then shall VER. 51.

he speak unto them in his wrath : and

vex them in his sore displeasure, Εποίησε κράτος εν βραχίονι αυτού· διε

Psal. ii. 1-5. Wherefore it shall σκόρπισεν υπερηφάνους διανοία καρδίας αυτων.

come to pass, that when the Lord a He hath shewed strength with his mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will

hath performed his whole work upon arm; bhe hath scattered the proud in the punish the fruit of the stout heart of imagination of their hearts.

the king of Assyria, and the glory of a Thy right hand, O Lord, is be- his high looks. For he saith, By the come glorious in power: thy right strength of my hand I have done it, hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: the enemy, Exod. xv. 6. Thou stretch- and I have removed the bounds of the edst out thy right hand, the earth people, and have robbed their treaswallowed them, 12. Or bath God sures, and I have put down the inhaassayed to go and take him a nation bitants like a valiant man: and my from the midst of another nation, hand hath found as a nest the riches by temptations, by signs, and by of the people: and as one gathereth wonders, and by war, and by a mighty eggs that are left, have I gathered all hand, and by stretched out arm, the earth ; and there was none that and by great terrors, according to moved the wing, or opened the mouth, all that the LORD your God did or peeped. Shall the axe boast itself for you in Egypt before your eyes? against him that heweth therewith? Deut. iv. 34. Thou hast a mighty or shall the saw magnify itself against arm : strong is thy hand, and high is him that shaketh it? as if the rod thy right hand, Psal. lxxxix. 13. O should shake itself against them that sing unto the LORD a new song; for lift it up, or as if the staff should lift ne hath done marvellous things : his up itself, as if it were no wood. Thereright hand, and his holy arm, hath fore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, gotten him the victory, xcviii. 1. The send among his fat ones leanness; right hand of the Lord doeth va and under his glory he shall kindle a liantly. The right hand of the LORD burning like the burning of a fire. And is exalted : the right hand of the the light of Israel shall be for a fire, LORD doeth valiantly, cxviii. 15, 16. and his Holy One for a flame: and it Behold, the LORD God will come with shall burn and devour his thorns and strong hand, and his arm shall rule for his briers in one day; and shall conhim, Isa. xl. 10. Awake, awake, put sume the glory of his forest, and of on thy strength, O arm of the LORD; his fruitful field, both soul and body : awake, as in the ancient days, in the and they shall be as when a standardgenerations of old, li. 9. The LORD bearer fainteth. And the rest of the hath made bare his holy arm in the trees of his forest shall be few, that a eyes of all the nations, lii. 10. That child may write them, Isa. x. 12—19. led them by the right hand of Moses Likewise, ye younger, submit yourwith his glorious arm, dividing the selves unto the elder : yea, all of you water before them, to make himself be subject one to another, and be an everlasting name, lxiii. 12. clothed with humility : for God re

b Now I know that the LORD is sisteth the proud, and giveth grace to greater than all gods: for in the the humble, 1 Pet. v. 5. thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them, Exod. xviii. 11.

VER. 52. Why do the heathen rage, and the Καθεϊλε δυνάστας από θρόνων, και ύψωσε people imagine a vain thing? The Tafelvoús.

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a He hath put down the mighty from things; bund the rich he hath sent empty their seats, band exalted them of low away. degree.

a See on Matt. v. ver. 6. clause 2. a The bows of the mighty men are

b See on chap. vi. ver. 24. broken, and they that stumbled are

VER. 54. girded with strength, 1 Sam. ii. 4. 'Αντελάβετο Ισραήλ παιδός αυτού, μνηHe shall break in pieces mighty men σθήναι ελέους, without number, and set others in a He hath holpen his servant Israel, in their stead, Job xxxiv. 24. Thus saith remembrance of his mercy; the Lord God; I will also take of the a And hath raised up an horn of highest branch of the high cedar, and salvation for us in the house of his will set it; I will crop off from the servant David; as he spake by the top of his young twigs a tender one, mouth of his holy prophets, which and will plant it upon an high moun- have been since the world began. tain and eminent : in the mountain of That we should be saved from our the height of Israel will I plant it: enemies, and from the hand of all that and it shall bring forth boughs, and hate us; to perform the mercy probear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: mised to our fathers, and to remember and under it shall dwell ali fowl of his holy covenant, the oath which he every wing; in the shadow of the sware to our father Abraham, That branches thereof shall they dwell. he would grant unto us, that we, being And all the trees of the field sball delivered out of the hand of our eneknow that I the Lord have brought mies, might serve him without fear, down the high tree, have exalted the in holiness and righteousness before low tree, have dried up the green tree, him, all the days of our life, ver. 69— and have made the dry tree to flourish: 75.

He hath remembered his mercy I the Lord have spoken and have and his truth toward the house of done it, Ezek. xvii. 22–24.

Israel: all the ends of the earth have b The LORD maketh poor, and seen the salvation of our God, Psal. maketh rich: he bringeth low, and xcviii. 3. Remember these, O Jacob

He raiseth up the poor and Israel; for thou art my servant: out of the dust, and lifteth up the I have formed thee ; thou art my serbeggar from the dunghill, to set them vant: 0 Israel, thou shalt not be foramong princes, and to make them in- gotten of me, Isa. xliv. 21. Hearken herit the throne of glory, 1 Sam. ii. unto me, O house of Jacob, and all 7,8. Who giveth rain upon the earth, the remnant of the house of Israel, and sendeth waters upon the fields : which are borne by me from the belly, to set up on high those that be low; | which are carried from the womb : that those which mourn may be exalted and even to your old age I am he; and to safety, Job v. 10, 11. Yet setteth even to hoary hairs will I carry you : be the poor on high from affliction, I have made, and I will bear; even and maketh him families like a flock, I will carry, and will deliver you, Psal. cvii. 41. He raiseth

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xlvi. 3, 4. But Zion said, The LORD out of the dust, and lifteth the needy hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath out of the dunghill ; that he may set forgotten me, Can a woman forget him with princes, even with the princes her sucking child, that she should not of his people, cxiii. 7, 8. Let the have compassion on the son of her brother of low degree rejoice in that womb? yea, they may forget, yet will he is exalted: but the rich, in that he I not forget thee. "Behold, I have is made low: because as the flower graven thee upon the palms of my of the grass he shall pass away, James hands; thy walls are continually bei. 9, 10. Humble yourselves in the fore me. Thy children shall make sight of the Lord, and he shall lift haste; thy destroyers, and they that you up, iv. 10.

made thee waste, shall go forth of VER. 53.

thee, Isa. xlix. 14-17. Sing, O barren,

thou that didst not bear; break forth TIetvārtaç Évétancav åyatão, xai Thou- into singing, and cry aloud, thou that τούντας εξαπέστειλε κενούς.

didst not travail with child : for more * He hath filled the hungry with good I are the children of the desolate than

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the children of the married wife, saith the coals in the fire, and that bringeth the Lord. Enlarge the place of thy forth an instrument for his work; and tent, and let them stretch forth the I have created the waster to destroy. curtains of thine habitations: spare No weapon that is formed against thee not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen shall prosper ; and every tongue that thy stakes : for thou shalt break forth shall rise against thee in judgment on the right hand and on the left; thou shalt condemn. This is the heand thy seed shall inherit the Gen- ritage of the servants of the LORD; tiles, and make the desolate cities to and their righteousness is of me, saith be inbabited. Fear not ; for thou shalt the Lord, liv. For Zion's sake will I not be ashamed; neither be thou con not hold my peace, and for Jerusafounded; for thou shalt not be put lem's sake I will not rest, until the to shame: for thou shalt forget the righteousness thereof go forth as shame of thy youth, and shalt not brightness, and the salvation thereof remember the reproach of thy widow as a lamp that burneth. And the hood any more.

For thy Maker is Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, thine husband; the LORD of hosts is and all kings thy glory: and thou his name ; and thy Redeemer, the shalt be called by a new name, which Holy One of Israel; The God of the the mouth of the LORD shall name. whole earth shall he be called. For Thou shalt also be a crown of glory the LORD hath called thee as a wo- in the hand of the LORD, and a royal man forsaken and grieved in spirit, diadem in the hand of thy God. Thou and a wife of youth, when thou wast shalt no more be termed Forsaken; refused, saith thy God. For a small neither shall thy land any more be moment have I forsaken thee; but termed Desolate : but thou shalt be with great mercies will I gather thee. called Hepbzi-bah, and thy land BeuIn a little wrath I bid my face from lah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, thee for a moment; but with everlast- and thy land shall be married. For ing kindness will I have mercy on as a young man marrieth a virgin, so thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer. shall thy sons marry thee: and as the For this is as the waters of Noah unto bridegroom joiceth over the bride, me: for as I have sworn that the waters so shall thy God rejoice over thee. of Noah should no more go over the I have set watchmen upon thy walls, earth ; so have I sworn that I would 0 Jerusalem, which shall never hold not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke their peace day nor night: ye that thee. For the mountains shall de- make mention of the LORD, keep not part, and the hills be removed; but silence, and give him no rest, till he my kindness shall not depart from establish, and till he make Jerusalem thee, neither shall the covenant of a praise in the earth. The Lord hath my peace be removed, saith the LORD

sworn by his right hand, and by the that hath mercy on thee. O'thou af. arm of his strength, Surely I will no flicted, tossed with tempest, and not more give thy corn to be meat for thine comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones enemies; and the sons of the stranger with fair colours, and lay thy foun- shall not drink thy wine, for the which dations with sapphires. And I will thou hast laboured: But they that have make thy windows of agates, and thy gathered it shall eat it, and praise the gates of carbuncles, and all thy bor- LORD; and they that have brought it ders of pleasant stones. And all thy together shall drink it in the courts of children shall be taught of the Lord'; my holiness. Go through, go through and great shall be the peace of thy the gates; prepare ye the way of the ehildren. In righteousness shalt thou people ; cast up, cast up the highway; be established: thou shalt be far from gather out the stones ; lift up a standoppression ; for thou shalt not fear : ard for the people. Behold, the LORD and from terror; for it shall not come hath proclaimed unto the end of the near thee. Behold, they shall surely world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, gather together, but not by me: who- Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, soever shall gather together against his reward is with him, and his work thee shall fall for thy sake. Behold, before him. And they shall call them, I have created the smith that bloweth | The holy people, The redeemed of

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the LORD: and thou shalt be called, manner thereof. And out of them Sought out, A city not forsaken, shall proceed thanksgiving and the lxii. Alas! for that day is great, so

voice of them that make merry: and that none is like it: it is even the time I will multiply them, and they shall of Jacob's trouble ; but he shall be not be few; I will also glorify them, saved out of it. For it shall come to and they shall not be small. Their pass in that day, saith the LORD of children also shall be as aforetime, hosts, that I will break his yoke from and their congregation shall be estaoff thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, blished before me, and I will punish and strangers shall no more serve all that oppress them. And their themselves of him : but they shall nobles shall be of themselves, and serve the LORD their God, and David their governor shall proceed from the their king, whom I will raise up unto midst of them; and I will cause him them. Therefore fear thou not, O my to draw near, and he shall approach servant Jacob, saith the LORD; nei. unto me: for who is this that engaged ther be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, his heart to approach unto me? saith I will save thee from afar, and thy the LORD. And ye shall be my peoseed from the land of their captivity; ple, and I will be your God, Jer. and Jacob shall return, and shall be XXX. 7--22. At the same time, in rest, and be quiet, and none shall saith the LORD, will I be the God make him afraid. For I am with thee, of all the families of Israel, and saith the LORD, to save thee: though they shall be my people. Thus saith I make a full end of all nations whi- the LORD, The people which were left ther I have scattered thee, yet will I of the sword found grace in the wilnot make a full end of thee : but I derness; even Israel, when I went to will correct thee in measure,

and will cause him to rest. The LORD hath not leave thee altogether unpunished. appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, For thus saith the LORD, Thy bruise I have loved thee with an everlasting is incurable, and thy wound is griev- love: therefore with lovingkindness ous. There is none to plead thy cause, have I drawn thee. Again I will that thou mayest be bound up: thou build thee, and thou shalt be built, O hast no healing medicines. All thy virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be lovers have forgotten thee; they adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt seek thee not; for I have wounded go forth in the dances of them that thee with the wound of an enemy, make merry. Thou shalt yet plant with the chastisement of a cruel one, vines upon the mountains of Samaria ; for the multitude of thine iniquity; the planters shall plant, and shall eat because thy sins were increased. Why them as common things. For there criest thou for thine affliction? thy shall be a day, that the watchmen sorrow is incurable for the multitude upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, of thine iniquity: because thy sins were Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion increased I have done these things unto the LORD our God. For thus unto thee. Therefore all they that saith the LORD; Sing with gladness devour thee shall be devoured"; and for Jacob, and shout among the chief all thine adversaries, every one of of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, them, shall go into captivity; and and say, O LORD, save thy people, they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, the remnant of Israel

. Behold, I will and all that prey upon thee will í bring them from the north country, give for a prey. For I will restore and gather them from the coasts of health unto thee, and I will heal thee the earth, and with them the blind of thy wounds, saith the LORD; be- and the lame, the woman with child cause they called thee an Outcast, and her that travaileth with child tosaying, This is Zion, whom no man gether : a great company shall return seeketh after. Thus saith the LORD, thither. They shall come with weep, Behold, I will bring again the cap- ing, and with supplications will I tivity of Jacob's tents, and have mercy lead them : I will cause them to on his dwelling places ; and the city by the rivers of waters in a straight shall be builded upon her own heap, way, wherein they shall not stumble : and the palace sball remain after the for 'I am a Father to Israel, and

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