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LUKE 11. 14-20.

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only-begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins, 1 John iv. 9, 10.

VER. 15.

τὸν οὐρανὸν οἱ ἄγγελοι, καὶ οἱ ἄνθρωποι, οἱ Καὶ ἐγένετο ὡς ἀπῆλθον ἀπ ̓ αὐτῶν εἰς ποιμένες, εἶπον πρὸς ἀλλήλους· Διέλθωμεν δὴ ἕως Βηθλεὲμ, καὶ ἴδωμεν τὸ ῥῆμα τοῦτο τὸ γεγονὸς, ὃ ὁ Κύριος ἐγνώρισεν ἡμῖν.

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

* Gr. the men the shepherds.
VER. 16.

Καὶ ἦλθον σπεύσαντες, καὶ ἀνεῦρον τὴν τε Μαριὰμ καὶ τὸν Ἰωσὴφ, καὶ τὸ βρέφος κείμενον ἐν τῇ φάτνῃ.

And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying

in a manger.

VER. 17.

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid, John xiv. 27. The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ; (he is Lord of all ;) Acts x. 36. Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, Rom. v. 1. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them: and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, Be ye reconciled to God, 2 Cor. v. 18-20. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby; And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father, Eph. ii. 14-18. And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they bethings in earth, or things in heaven. And you, that were sometime alienated, and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled, Col. i. 20, 21. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost, Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour, That, being justified by his grace, we - should be made heirs according to the And the shepherds returned, glorifyhope of eternal life, Tit. iii. 4-7. Ining 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.

Ἰδόντες δὲ διεγνώρισαν περὶ τοῦ ῥήματος τοῦ λαληθέντος αὐτοῖς περὶ του παιδίου TOUTOU.

And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

VER. 18.

Καὶ πάντες οἱ ἀκούσαντες περὶ τῶν λαληθέντων ὑπὸ τῶν ποιμένων πρὸς αὐτούς.

And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

VER. 19.

Ἡ δὲ Μαριὰμ πάντα συνετήρει τὰ ῥήματα ταῦτα, συμβάλλουσα ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ αὐτῆς.

But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

VER. 20.

Καὶ ἐπέστρεψαν οἱ ποιμένες, δοξάζοντες καὶ αἰνοῦντες τὸν Θεὸν ἐπὶ πᾶσιν οἷς ἤκουσαν καὶ εἶδον, καθὼς ἐλαλήθη πρὸς αὐτούς.

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VER. 21.

LUKE 11. 21-24.

Καὶ ὅτε ἐπλήσθησαν ἡμέραι ὀκτὼ τοῦ περιτεμεῖν τὸ παιδίον, καὶ ἐκλήθη τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ Ἰησοῦς, τὸ κληθὲν ὑπὸ τοῦ ἀγγέλου πρὸ τοῦ συλληφθῆναι αὐτὸν ἐν τῇ κοιλίᾳ.

And a when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

a See on chap. 1. ver. 59.
b See on Matt. i. ver. 21.

© And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS, Luke i. 31. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS for he shall save his people from their sins, Matt. i. 21.

VER. 22.

Καὶ ὅτι ἐπλήσθησαν αἱ ἡμέραι τοῦ καθαρισμοῦ αὐτῶν, κατὰ τὸν νόμον Μωσέως, ἀνήγαγοναύτε νὰἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα, παραστῆσαι τῷ Κυρίῳ·

a And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;

a Speak unto the children of Israel, If a woman have conceived born a man-child, then she inclean seven days; accorddays of the separation for aity shall she be unclean. the eighth day the flesh of his oreskin shall be circumcised. And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days: she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled. But if she bear a maid-child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her separation : and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying threescore and six days. And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt-offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtle-dove, for a sin-offering, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest, Lev. xii. 2—6.

VER. 23.

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(Καθὼς γέγραπται ἐν νόμῳ Κυρίου· Ὅτι πᾶν ἄρσεν διανοῖγον μήτραν, ἅγιον τῷ Κυ ρίω κληθήσεται·)

a (As it is written in the law of the Lord; Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord ;)

whatsoever openeth the womb among a Sanctify unto me all the first-born, the children of Israel, both of man and of beast it is mine, Exod. xiii. 2. That thou shalt set apart unto the LORD all that openeth the matrix, and every firstling that cometh of a beast which thou hast; the males shall be the LORD's. And every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb ; and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck; and all the first-born of man among thy children shalt thou redeem. And it shall be, when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What is this? that thou shalt say unto him, By strength of hand the Loeb brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage : And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the LORD slew all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both the first-born of man, and the first-born of beast: therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all that openeth the matrix, being males; but all the first-born of my children I redeem. And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes: for by strength of hand the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt. 12-16. Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the first-born of thy sons shalt thou give unto me, xxii. 29. All that openeth the matrix is mine, and every firstling among thy cattle, whether ox or sheep, that is male, xxxiv. 19. VER. 24.

Καὶ τοῦ δοῦναι θυσίαν, κατὰ τὸ εἰ ρημένον ἐν νόμῳ Κυρίου, ζεῦγος τρυγόνων, ἢ δύο νεοσσοὺς περιστερῶν.

a And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.

a And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt-offering, and

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a young pigeon, or a turtledove, for
a sin-offering, unto the door of the
tabernacle of the congregation, unto |
the priest Who shall offer it before
the LORD, and make an atonement for
her, and she shall be cleansed from the
issue of her blood. This is the law for
her that hath born a male or a female.
And if she be not able to bring a lamb,
then she shall bring two turtles, or
two young pigeons; the one for the
burnt-offering, and the other for a sin-
offering and the priest shall make
an atonement for her, and she shall
be clean, Lev. xii. 6-8.

VER. 25.

Καὶ ἰδοῦ, ἦν ἄνθρωπος ἐν Ἱερουσαλήμ, ᾧ ὄνομα Συμεών· καὶ ὁ ἄνθρωπος οὗτος δίκαιος καὶ εὐλαβὴς, προσδεχόμενος παράκλησιν τοῦ Ἰσραήλ· καὶ πνεῦμα ἅγιον ἦν ἐπ ̓ αὐτόν.

And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Siméon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

See on Matt. i. ver. 19. clause 1. b And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us; this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation, Isa. xxv. 9. Joseph of Arimathea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus, Mark xv. 43.

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Καὶ αὐτὸς ἐδέξατο αὐτὸ εἰς τὰς ἀγκάλας αὑτοῦ, καὶ εὐλόγησε τὸν Θεὸν, καὶ εἶπε· blessed God, and said, Then took he him up in his arms, and

VER. 29.

Νῦν ἀπολύεις τὸν δοῦλόν σου, δέσποτα, κατὰ τὸ ῥῆμά σου, ἐν εἰρήνῃ·

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, buccording to thy word:

the upright: for the end of that man a Mark the perfect man, and behold is peace, Psal. xxxvii. 37. The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart; and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. He shall enter into peace ; they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness, Isa. Ivii. 1, 2.

And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ, ver. 26.

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For amine eyes have seen thy salvation, a And all flesh shall see the salvation of God, Luke iii. 6. I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD! Gen. xlix 18. And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant, to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel; I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth, Isa. xlix. 6. The LoRD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God, lii. 10. Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole, This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved, Acts iv. 10-12. See also on Matt. i. ver. 21. clause 3.

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VER. 31.

LUKE II. 31-34.

a Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

a O sing unto the LORD a new song; sing unto the LORD all the earth. Sing unto the LORD, bless his name: shew forth his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people, Psal. xcvi. 1-3. The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen. He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God, xcviii. 2, 3.

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Ο ἡτοίμασας κατὰ πρόσωπον πάντων | but for a stone of stumbling, and for a rock of offence, to both the houses of Israel; for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken, Isa. viii. 14, 15. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder, Matt. xxi. 44. Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law: for they stumbled at that stumblingstone; As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumbling-stone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed, Rom. ix. 32, 33. But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness, 1 Cor. i. 23. Unto you therefore which believe, he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were ap

VER. 32.

Φῶς εἰς ἀποκάλυψιν ἐθνῶν, καὶ δόξαν λαοῦ σου Ἰσραήλ.

a A light to lighten the b Gentiles, and cthe glory of thy people Israel.

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a See on Matt. iv. ver. 16. clause 1. b See on Matt. viii. ver. 11. clause 1. c The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an ever-pointed, 1 Pet. ii. 7, 8. lasting light, and thy God thy glory; Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended, Isa. Ix. 19, 20. That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord, 1 Cor. i. 31.

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b Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call, Acts ii. 37-39. Unto you first God. having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities,

iii. 26. See also Acts ix. 1-20.

c Behold, I, and the children whom the LoRD hath given me, are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion, Isa. viii. 18. The Son of man came eating and drinking; and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a wine-bibber, a friend of Publicans and sinners. But Wisdom

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is justified of her children, Matt. xi. The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together, against the Lord, and against his Christ. For of a truth, against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together, Acts iv. 26, 27. See also on Matt. xxvii. 39. and 41. clause 1.

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Καὶ ἦν Αννα προφῆτις, θυγάτηρ Φανουήλ, ἐκ φυλῆς ̓Ασής· αὕτη προβεβηκυῖα ἐν ἡμέραις πολλαῖς, ζήσασα ἔτη μετὰ ἀνδρὸς ἑπτὰ ἀπὸ τῆς παρθενίας αὐτῆς.

And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser : she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Joel ii. 28. and Acts ii. 16, 17.

VER. 37.

Καὶ αὕτη χήρα ὡς ἐτῶν ὀγδοηκοντατεσ. σάρων, ἢ οὐκ ἀφίστατο ἀπὸ τοῦ ἱεροῦ, νηστείαις καὶ δεήσεσι λατρεύουσα νύκτα καὶ ἡμέραν·

And a she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.

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And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them a that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

* Or, Israel.

a See on ver. 25. clause 2.

VER. 39.

Καὶ ὡς ἐτέλεσαν ἅπαντα τὰ κατὰ τὸν νόμον Κυρίου, ὑπέστρεψαν εἰς τὴν Γαλιλαίαν, εἰς τὴν πόλιν αὑτῶν Ναζαρέτ.

things according to the law of the Lord, And a when they had performed all b they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.

a What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it, Deut. xii. 32. And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him, Matt. iii. 15.

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laus did reign in Judæa in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither : notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee: And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene, Matt. ii. 22, 23.

VER. 40.

Τὸ δὲ παιδίον ἤυξανε, καὶ ἐκραταιοῦτο πνεύματι, πληρούμενον σοφίας· καὶ χάρις Θεοῦ ἦν ἐπ ̓ αὐτό.

And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, afilled with wisdom: and bthe grace of God was upon him.

a And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge, and of the fear of the LORD, Isa. xi. 2. That their hearts might be aNow she that is a widow indeed, and unto all riches of the full ascomforted, being knit together in love, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and pray-knowledgment of the mystery of God, surance of understanding, to the acers night and day, 1 Tim. v. 5.

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and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, Col. ii. 2, 3.

b Thou art fairer than the children

of men; grace is poured into thy lips therefore God hath blessed


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