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thee for ever, Psal. xlv. 2. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only-begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth, Johni. 14.

VER. 41.

Καὶ ἐπορεύοντο οἱ γονεῖς αὐτοῦ κατ ̓ ἔτος εἰς Ιερουσαλὴμ τῇ ἑορτῇ τοῦ πάσχα.

Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover. a Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year. Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt; and none shall appear before me empty :) And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field. Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the LORD God, Exod. xxiii. 14-17. But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come: And thither ye shall bring your burntofferings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and heave-offerings of your hand, and your vows, and your free-will-offerings, and the firstlings of your herds and of your flocks: And there ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the LORD thy God hath blessed thee, Deut. xii. 5-7. Then there shall be a place which the LORD your God shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there; thi ther shall ye bring all that I command you; your burnt-offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heaveoffering of your hand, and all your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD, 11. But thou must eat them before the LORD thy God, in the place which the LORD thy God shall choose, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, and the Levite that is within thy gates: and thou shalt

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rejoice before the LORD thy God in all that thou puttest thine hands unto, 18. And this man went up out of his city yearly to worship, and to sacrifice unto the LORD of hosts in Shiloh, 1 Sam. i. 3. And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer unto the LORD the yearly sacrifice, and his vow, 21.

b Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house: And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it, according to the number of the souls: every man, according to his eating, shall make your count for the lamb. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year; ye shall take it out from the sheep or from the goats: And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two sideposts and on the upper door-post of the houses wherein they shall eat it. And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof. And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire. And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand: and ye shall eat it in haste; it is the LORD's passover. For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. And this day shall be unto you for a memorial ; and ye shall keep it a feast to the

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LUKE II. 41-49.

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ἦλθον ἡμέρας ὁδὸν, καὶ ἀνεζήτουν αὐτὸν ἐν τοῖς συγγενέσι καὶ ἐν τοῖς γνωστοῖς.

But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.

VER. 45.

Καὶ μὴ εὑρόντες αὐτὸν, ὑπέστρεψαν εἰς Ιερουσαλὴμ, ζητοῦντες αὐτόν.

And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking


VER. 46.

LoRD throughout your generations; | ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever. Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel. And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you. And ye shall ob- Καὶ ἐγένετο, μεθ ̓ ἡμέρας τρεῖς εὗρον αὐτ serve the feast of unleavened bread; for τὸν ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ καθεζόμενον ἐν μέσῳ τῶν in this self-same day have I brought | διδασκάλων, καὶ ἀκούοντα αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐπεyour armies out of the land of Egypt: Saravтa aurous. therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever. In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even. Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whe-ed ther he be a stranger, or born in the land. Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread, Exod. xii. 320.

And the Jews' Passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, John ii. 13. And the Jews' Passover was nigh at hand and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves, xi. 55. VER. 42.

Καὶ ὅτε ἐγένετο ἐτῶν δώδεκα, ἀναβάντων αὐτῶν εἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα, κατὰ τὸ ἔθος τῆς ἑορτῆς·

And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.

VER. 43.

Καὶ τελειωσάντων τὰς ἡμέρας, ἐν τῷ ὑποστρέφειν αὐτοὺς, ὑπέμεινεν Ἰησοῦς ὁ παῖς ἐν Ἱερουσαλήμ· καὶ οὐκ ἔγνω Ἰωσὴφ καὶ ἡ μήτηρ αὐτοῦ.

And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.

VER. 47.

Εξίσταντο δὲ πάντες οἱ ἀκούοντες αὐτ τοῦ, ἐπὶ τῇ συνέσει καὶ ταῖς ἀποκρίσεσιν


And all that heard him were astonish

at his understanding and answers.

a See on Matt. vii. ver. 28.

VER. 48.

Καὶ ἰδόντες αὐτὸν, ἐξεπλάγησαν· καὶ πρὸς αὐτὸν ἡ μήτηρ αὐτοῦ εἶπε· Τέκνον, τί ἐποίησας ἡμῖν οὕτως ; ἰδοὺ, ὁ πατήρ σου καγὼ ἐδυνώμενοι ἐζητοῦμέν σε.

And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.

VER. 49.

Καὶ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτούς· Τί ὅτι ἐζητεῖτέ με ; οὐκ ᾔδειτε ὅτι ἐν τοῖς τοῦ πατρός μου δεῖ εἶναί με ;

And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about a my Father's business?

a See on Matt. vii. ver. 21. clause 4. b Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me; I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest, Psal. xl. 7-9. And said unto them that sold doves, Take these Νομίσαντες δὲ αὐτὸν ἐν τῇ συνοδίᾳ εἶναι, | things hence; make not my Father's

And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and

his mother knew not of it.

VER. 44.

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LUKE II. 49-52.-111. 1.

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house an house of merchandise. And | τίου Πιλάτου τῆς Ἰουδαίας, καὶ τετραρ‐ his disciples remembered that it was | χοῦντος τῆς Γαλιλαίας Ηρώδου, Φιλίππου written, The zeal of thine house hath δὲ τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ αὐτοῦ τετραρχοῦντος τῆς eaten me up, John ii. 16, 17. Jesus | Ιτουραίας καὶ Τραχωνίτιδος χώρας, καὶ saith unto them, My meat is to do the | Λυσανίου τῆς ̓Αβιληνῆς τετραρχοῦντος, will of him that sent me, and to finish

his work, iv. 34. For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me, vi. 38. To this end was I born, and

for this cause came I into the world,

that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice, xviii. 37.

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a See on ver. 40. clause 1.

b Let not mercy and truth forsake thee; bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man, Prov. iii. 3, 4. For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. For he that in these things serveth Christ, is acceptable to God and approved of men, Rom. iv. 17, 18.


Εν ἔτει δὲ πεντεκαιδεκάτῳ τῆς ἡγεμο νίας Τιβερίου Καίσαρος, ἡγεμονεύοντος Πον

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Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, a Pontius Pilate being governor of Judæa, and b Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brothe region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias ther Philip tetrarch of Ituræa and of the tetrarch of Abilene,

a And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate. And

they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Cæsar, saying that he himself is Christ a King. And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? and he answered him, and said, Thou sayest it. Then said Pilate to the Chief Priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man, Luke xxiii. 1-4. And Pilate, when he had called together the Chief Priests and the rulers and the people, Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me as one that perverteth the people; and, behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man, touching those things whereof ye accuse him: No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him. I will therefore chastise him, and release him. (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.) And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.) Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them. But they cried, saying, crucify him, crucify him. And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him go. And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the Chief Priests prevailed. And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required, 1324. b But Herod the tetrarch, being

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reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, ver. 19. When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilean. And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time, xxiii. 6, 7.

VER. 2.

Επ' Αρχιερέων ̓́Αννα καὶ Καϊάφα, ἐγένετο ῥῆμα Θεοῦ ἐπὶ Ἰωάννην τὸν τοῦ Ζαχα ρίου υἱὸν, ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ.

a Annas and Caiaphas being the High Priests, a the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharius in the wilderness.

a And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the High Priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, John xi. 49. And he led him away to Annas first; for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, which was the High Priest that same year, xviii. 13. And Annas the High Priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the High Priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem, Acts iv. 6.

b And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him, Luke i. 80. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a high-way for our God, Isa. xl. 3.

VER. 3.

Καὶ ἦλθεν εἰς πᾶσαν τὴν περίχωρον τοῦ Ἰορδάνου, κηρύσσων βάπτισμα μετανοίας εἰς ἄφεσιν ἁμαρτιῶν·

a And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;

[In those days came John the Bap tist, preaching in the wilderness of Judæa, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand, Matt. iii. 1, 2. John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins, Mark i. 4. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe, John i. 6,7.]

a See on Matt. iii. ver. 1-6.

VER. 4.

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Ως γέγραπται ἐν βίβλῳ λόγων Ησαίου τοῦ προφήτου, λέγοντος· Φωνὴ βοῶντος ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ· Ετοιμάσατε τὴν ὁδὸν Κυρίου, εὐθείας ποιεῖτε τὰς τρίβους αὐτοῦ.

a As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

[For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight, Matt. iii, 3. As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight, Mark i. 2, 3.]

a See on Matt. iii. ver. 3.

VER. 5.

Πᾶσα φάραγξ πληρωθήσεται, καὶ πᾶν ὄρος καὶ βουνὸς ταπεινωθήσεται· καὶ ἔσται τὰ σκολιὰ εἰς εὐθείαν, καὶ αἱ τραχεῖαι εἰς ὁδοὺς λείας

a Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the bcrooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;

a The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down; and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. For the day of the LoRD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up, and he shall be brought low. And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan. And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up, And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall, And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures. And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low; and the LORD alone shall be exalted in

that day, Isa. ii. 11-17.

And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead

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Ελεγεν οὖν τοῖς ἐκπορευομένοις ὄχλοις βαπτισθῆναι ὑπ ̓ αὐτοῦ· Γεννήματα εχιδ‐ νῶν, τίς ὑπέδειξεν ὑμῖν φυγεῖν ἀπὸ τῆς μελλούσης ὀργῆς ;

a Then said he to the multitude that

came forth to be baptized of him, Ο generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

[But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Matt. iii. 7.]

b See on Matt. iii. ver. 7.

VER. 8.

Ποιήσατε οὖν καρποὺς ἀξίους τῆς μετανοίας· καὶ μὴ ἄρξησθε λέγει, ἐν ἑαυτοῖς· Πατέρα ἔχομεν τὸν ̓Αβραὰμ' λέγω γὰρ ὑμῖν, ὅτι δύναται ὁ Θεὸς ἐκ τῶν λίθων τούτων ἐγεῖραι τέκνα τῷ ̓Αβραάμ.

aBring forth therefore fruits*worthy of repentance; and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to | our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

* Or, meet for.

[Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance: And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham, Matt. iii. 8, 9.]

a See on Matt. iii. ver, 8, 9.

VER. 9.

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Ηδη δὲ καὶ ἡ ἀξίνη πρὸς τὴν ῥίζαν τῶν δένδρων κεῖται· πᾶν οὖν δένδρον μὴ ποιοῦν καρπὸν καλὸν, ἐκκόπτεται, καὶ εἰς πῦρ Báλλera..

a And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

[And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire, Matt. iii. 10.]

a See on Matt. iii. ver. 10.

VER. 10.

Καὶ ἐπηρώτων αὐτὸν οἱ ὄχλοι λέγοντες· Τί οὖν ποιήσομεν ;

And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?

VER. 11.

̓Αποκριθεὶς δὲ λέγει αὐτοῖς· ὁ ἔχων δύο χιτῶνας, μεταδότω τῷ μὴ ἔχοντι· καὶ ὁ ἔχων βρώματα, ὁμοίως ποιείτω.

He answereth and saith unto them, a He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.

a See on Matt. v. ver. 42. clause 1.

VER. 12.

Ἦλθον δὲ καὶ τελῶναι βαπτισθῆναι, καὶ εἶπον πρὸς αὐτόν· Διδάσκαλε, τί ποιήσομεν ;

Then came also a Publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?

a See on Matt. v. 46. clause 2.

VER. 13.

Ὁ δὲ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτούς· Μηδὲν πλέον παρὰ τὸ διατεταγμένον ὑμῖν πράσσετε.

And he said unto them, aExact no more than that which is appointed you.

a And Zacchæus stood, and said unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor: and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him four-fold, Luke xix. 8. He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? Mic. vi, 8. Therefore all things

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