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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, o 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 light, 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: ρας αναδείξεως αυτού προς τον Ισραήλ. 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 Isruel. righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Truth shall spring out of

a And, as they departed, Jesus bethe earth; and righteousness shall gan to say unto the multitudes conlook down from heaven. Yea, the cerning John, What went ye out into

the wilderness to see? a reed shaken 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 ταίς ημέραις εκείναις, steps, lxxxv. 10–13. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her | εξήλθε δόγμα παρά Καίσαρος Αυγούστου,

απογράφεσθαι πάσαν την οικουμένην. paths are peace, Prov. iii. 17. I lead 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 treasures, viii. 20, 21. Thus saith

* Or, enrolled. 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 iii. 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 him. 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 and see, and passions as we are, and he prayed

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it rained not on the earth by the space there, the days were accomplished that
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v. 17.

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

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

shall he come forth unto me that is to (And this taxing 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 άσογράφεσθαι,

Και έτεκε τον υιόν αυτής των πρωτότοέκαστος εις την ιδίαν πόλιν,

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

εν τω καταλύματι. VER. 4.

And a she brought forth her first-born

son, 'Ανέβη δε και 'Ιωσήφ από της Γαλιλαίας,

band wrapped him in swaddling £x nóżews Nasapèt, eis tiny Ploudalay, sis clothes, and luid him in a manger; beπόλιν Δαβίδ, ήτις καλείται Βηθλεέμ, (διά,

cause there was no room for them in the 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 call his name Immanuel, Isa.

shall conceive, and bear a son, and is called Bethlehem ; (because he was of vii. 14. And knew her not till she the house and lineuge of David :) a And in the sixth month the angel

bad brought forth her first-born son :

and he called his name JESUS, Matt. 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 in 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. b Ånd the Lord said unto Samuel, of a dry ground; he hath no form nor

as a tender plant, and as a root out 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 | rã, vUkrop :: Tày Tokugy dirẩy. 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 αυτα γυναικι, ούση έγκύω. Και ιδού, άγγελος Κυρίου επέστη αυτούς,

To be tared with Mary & his espoused kai dóza Kupíou areguérap tev avtoúce nad 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 ’Eyéveto dè šv tớ elvan avtoùs èxeñ, sore afraid. έπλίσθησαν αι ημέραι του τεκεϊν αυτήν. 2 See on Matt. xviii. ver. 10. clause 2.

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VER. 10.

the going forth of the commandment

to restore and to build Jerusalem, Kai ETTEY aútots ó ägyeog: Mpo- unto the Messiah the Prince, shall be Sticle idoù gàg, evayyeni Gomas imiv zagày 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 agood tid. shall Messiah be cut off, but not for

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

that shall come shall destroy the city *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 apon 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. b 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 étézeOn iño onuspov owTàp, os 36. Opening and alleging, that Christ έστι 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 a a 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 lovėth him that is begotten of him, thee and the woman, and between thy 1 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 for iniquity, 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,

thut from 1 x. 36. Which none of the princes of

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this world knew : for had they known axii. 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 our- A fiery stream issued and came forth selves your servants for Jesus' sake, from before him : thousand thousands 2 Cor. iv. 5. And thut every tongue ministered unto him, and ten thoushould confess that Jesus Christ is sand times ten thousand stood before Lord, to the glory of God the Father, bim: 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- porn, fv årpátots eúdoxía. sons, James ii. 1. And he hath on his

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

on earth peuce, good will towurd 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, 0 earth; and break forth βρέφος έσπαργανωμένον, κείμενον εν τη into singing, O mountains ; for the φάτνη.

LORD hath comforted his people, And this shall be u sign unto you ;

Ye

and will have mercy upon his afflicted,

Isa. xlix. 13. shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling

And every creature

which is in heaven, and on the earth, clothes, lying in a manger.

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

in the sea, and all that are in them, Kai étaipms éyéveto dù tô áyyéroe heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, wiñoog otpatiãs oúpavíou, aivoistav rèy 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 off, and to him thut is near,

saith the right hand and on his left, 1 Kings Lord; and I will heal him, lvii. 19.

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Peace I leave with you, my peace I ! only-begotten Son into the world, that
give unto you: not as the world giv- we might live through him. Herein
eth, give I unto you. Let not your í is love, not that we loved God, but that
heart be troubled, neither let it be he loved us, and sent his Son to be the
afraid, John xiv. 27. The word which propitiation for our sins, 1 John iv. 9,
God sent unto the children of Israel, 10.
preaching peace by Jesus Christ; (he

VER. 15.
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Και εγένετο ως απήλθον απ' αυτών εις with God, through our Lord Jesus

ποιμένες, είπον προς αλλήλους: Διέλθωμεν Christ, Rom. v. 1. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to him- | το γεγονός, δ' ο Κύριος έγνώρισεν ημίν.

δή έως Βηθλεέμ, και ίδωμεν το ρήμα τούτο self by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation ; And it came to pass, as the angels were To wit, that God was in Christ, recon- gone away from them into heaven, * the ciling the world unto himself, not im- shepherds said one to another, Let us now puting their trespasses unto them ; and go even unto Bet em, and see this hath committed unto us the word of thing which is come to pass, which the reconciliation. Now then we are am

Lord hath made known unto us. bassadors for Christ, as though God * Gr. the men the shepherds. did beseech you by us : we pray you

VER. 16. in Christ's stead, Be ye reconciled to God, 2 Cor. v. 18—20. For he is our Και ήλθον σπεύσαντες, και ανεύρον την peace, who hath made both one, and τε Μαριάμ και τον Ιωσήφ, και το βρέφος hath broken down the middle wall of | κείμενον εν τη φάτνη. partition between us ; Having abolish- And they came with haste, and found ed in his flesh the enmity, even the Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying law of commandments contained in or

in a manger. dinances; for to make in himself of

VER. 17. twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto του λαληθέντος αυτούς περί του παιδίου

ιδόντες δε διεγνώρισαν περί του ρήματος God in one body by the cross, having roúrov. slain the enmity thereby; And came

And when they had seen it, they made and preached peace to you

which

known abroad the saying which was told were afar off, and to them that were

them concerning this child. nigh. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father,

VER. 18. Eph. ii. 14—18. And, having made Και πάντες οι ακούσαντες peace through the blood of his cross, περί των λαληθέντων υπό το ποιμένων by him to reconcile all things unto | Topòs aŭtoús. himself; by him, I say, whether they And all they that heard it wondered at bethings in earth, or things in heaven. those things which were told them by the And you, that were sometime alienat- shepherds. ed, and enemies in your mind by wick

VER. 19. ed works, yet now hath he reconciled,

“Η δε Μαριάμ πάντα συνετήσει τα ρήCol. i. 20, 21. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour to

ματα ταύτα, συμβάλλουσα εν τη καρδία

αυτής. ward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, But Mary kept all these things, and but according to his mercy he saved pondered them in her heart. us, by the washing of regeneration,

VER. 20. and renewing of the Holy Ghost , Which he shed on us abundantly και κινούντες τον Θεόν επί πάσιν οίς ήκουσαν

Και επέστρεψαν οι ποιμένες, δοξάζοντες through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That, being justified by his grace, we

και είδον, καθώς ελαλήθη προς αυτούς. should be made heirs according to the And the shepherds returned, glorify-- hope of eternal life, Tit. iï. 47. In | ing and praising God for all the things this was manifested the love of God that they had heard and seen, as it was toward us, because that God sent his told unto them.

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