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written of him : [M.] Like- IMAGE of his PERSON, and ups wife shall also the Son of HOLDING ALL THINGS by the

Word of his Power, when he Man SUFFER of them. Then had by himself purged our Sins, the Disciples understood that sat down on the right HAND he spake to them of John of the Majesty on HIGH.

4. Being made so much better the Baptist .

than the ANGELS, as he hath by Inheritance obtained a more excel

lent Name than they. Chap. ii. 9. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the Angels, for the suffering of Death, crowned with GLORY and Honour; that he by the Grace of God should taste Death for every Man.

Chap. vii. 26. For such an High Priest became us, who is HOLY, HARMLESS, UNDEFILED, separate from SINNERS, and made HIGHER than the HEAVENS.

See the Divinity of our SAVIOUR, pag. 1.

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CHRIST riding into Jerusalem, is attended by the

Multitude with Hosannas and Acclamations of Joy. Weeps over Jerusalem, and foretels its Destruction. Drives out of the Temple the Buyers and Sellers, with which ibe Chief Priests and Scribes were so enraged, that they fought to destroy kim, but were prevented by their Fear of the People.

Matt. xxi. 1. Mark xi. 1. Luke xix. 29. John xii. 12. [2.]

ND it came to pass (7.) on the next Day, (Mr.]

when they came nigh to Jerusalem, [M] and were come to Bethphoge, [Mr.] and Bethany, (L.) at the Mount called the Mount of Olives; (M.] then Jesus [Mr.] sendeth forth two of his Disciples, and faith unto them, Go your way into the Village over against you, and as soon as ye be entred into it, (M.) ye shall find an Ass tied, and a Colt with her, [L.] whereon yet never Man fat; loose him, and bring him hither : [M.) and if any Man say ought unto you, and (L.) alk you, Why do ye loose him, thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of [M.] them, (Mr.] him ; and straightway he will send [M.] them, [Mr.] him hither. (M.] All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Prophet, saying, Tell ye the Daughter of Sion,


Behold, * thy King cometh unto thee, Meek, and fitting upon an Afs, and a Colt the Foal of an Ass. And the Disciples (L.) went their way, and found even as he had said unto them, [Mr.] and found the Cult tied by the Door without in a place where two Ways met: and they loose him. [L.] And as they were loosing the Cole, [Mr.) certain of them that stood there, said unto them, What do ye loofing the Colt? And [L.] the Owners thereof faid unto them, Why loose ye the Colt? [Mr.) And they said unto them even as Fofies had commanded, (L.) The Lord hath need of him : [Mr.) and they let thein go. (L.) And they that were fent, [M.) did as Jefus commanded them, and brought the Ass and the Colt [Mr.) to Jesus, (M.) and put on them their Clothes, and they set him thereon. [7.] And Fesus, when he had found a young Afs, fat thereon, as it is written, Fear not, Daughter of Sion, behold, thy King cometh fitting on an Ass's Colt. These Things UNDERSTOOD NOT his Disciples at the first : But when Jesus was GLORIFIED, then remembred they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these Things unto him. (L.) And as he went, (M.) a very great Multitude spread their Garments in the Way, others cut down Branches from the Trees, and ftrawed them in the Way. And [7.] much People that were come to the Feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to ferusalem, took Branches of Palm Trees, and went forth to meet him. [L.] And when he was come nigh, even now at the Descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole Multitude of the Disciples began to rejoice, and praise God with a loud Voice; for all the mighty Works that they had seen. [7.] The People therefore that was with him, when he called Lazarus out of his GRAVE, and RAISED him from the Dead, bare record. For this Cause the People also met him, for that they heard that he had done this MIRACLE. [M.] And thé Multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, faying, Hos ANNA to the Son of David: (L.) BLESSED bé the King that cometh in the Name of the LORD ; (7.) the King of Ifrael. [M] BLESSED be the Kingdom of our Father David, that cometh in the Name of the LORD. (M.) HOSANNA in the HIGHEST, (L.) PEACE in HEAVEN, and Glory in the Highest. And some of the Pharisees from among the Multitude faid unto him, Mm

Master, Sec Zechariah ix. 9,

Master, rebuke thy Disciples : And he answered and said unto them, I tell you, that if there should hold their Peace, the Stones would'immediately cry out.

[L.) And when he was come near, he beheld the City, and wert over it, saying, If thou hadit known, even thou, at least in this thy Day, the Things which belong unto thy PEACE! But now they are hid from thine Eyes

. For the Days shall come upon thee, that thine Enemies shall cast a Trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every fide, and shall lay thee eren with the Ground, and thy Children within thee: and they Shall not leave in thee one Stone upon another, becaule thou knewest not the Time of thy Vilitation.

[Mr.] And Jesus entred into Jerusalem, (M.] and when he was come into Jerusalem, all the City was moved, saying, Who is this? And the Multitude said, This is Fesus the PROPHET of Nazareth of Galilee. [7.] The Pharisees therefore faid among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? Behold, the World is gone after him.' [M.) And Jesus went into the Temple of God, [Mr.) and when he had looked round about upon all Things, [L.] he began to cast out, [M.) and did cast out all them that fold (L.) therein, and them that bought, [M.) and overthrew the Tables of the Money-Changers, and the Scats of them that fold Doves; and said unto them, It is written, My House shall be called, and (L.) is [M.] the House of Prayer, but ye have made it a Den of THIEVES. And the Blind and the Lame came to him in the Temple, and he healed them. And when the Chief Priests and Scribes saw the wonderful Things that he did, and the CHILDREN crying in the Temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore difpleased, and said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus said unto them, Yea ; have ye never read, * Out of the Mouths of Babes and Sucklings thou haft perfected Praise? (L.) And he taught daily in the Temple. But the Chief Priests, and the Scribes, and the Chief of the People fought to destroy him. And could not find what they might do: for all the PEOPLE were Very ATTENTIVE to hear him.


* Sce Pfal. Ixxxii,

Certain Greeks defiring to see CHRIST, he foretel.

leth his approaching Death and Resurrection.

ND there were certain Greeks among them, xii. 20.

701312 A that came up to worship at the Feast. The fame came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, faying, Sir, We would fee Jefus. Philip cometh and telleth Andrew : and again, Andrew and Philip told Jesus. And Jesus answered them, saying, The Hour is come that the Son of Man should be GLORIFIED. Verily, verily I say unto you, Except a Corn of Wheat fall into the Ground, and die, it abideth alone : but if it die, it bringeth forth much Fruit. He that loveth his Life shall lose it: and he that hateth his Life in this World, shall keep it unto Life Eternal. If any Man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there hall also my Servant be : If any Man serve me, him will my Father honour.

Now is my Sour troubled, and what shall I say? Father, save me from this Hour : but for this Cause CAME I unto this Hour. (a) Father, GLORI

(a) Heb. v. s. So also, Chrift fy thy Name. Then came

GLORIFIED not_himself, to be there á Voice from Heaven, made an High PRIEST; but he saying, I have both GLORI: that said unto him, Thou art my FIED it, and will


SON, to Day have I begotten thee.

6. As he faith also in another it again. The People there. Place, Thou art a Psiest for ever, fore that stood by and heard after the Order of Melchifedec. it, said that it thundred :

7. Who in the Days of his Flesh,

when he had offered up PRAYERS others said, An Angel fpake and SUPPLICATIONS, with strong to him

Fesus answered and Crying and Tears, unto him that faid, This Voice came not

was able to save him from Death, because of me, but for your

and was heard, in that he feared ;

8. Though he were a Son, yet sakes. Now is the Judg- learned he Obedience, by the Things ment of this World : Now which he suffered. shall the * PRINCE of this became the Author of ETERNAL

9. And being made perfect, he World be CAST OUT. And SALVATION unto all them that 1, if I be LIFTED up from obey him; the Earth, will draw all Men Priest, after the Order of Melchi

10. Called of God an High unto me. (This be faid, sig- fedec. nifying what Death he should

* See pag. 105. Of Difper lling die) The People answered

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him, We have heard out of the Law, that CHRIST abideth for ever : and how fayft thou, The Son of Man must be lift up ? Who is this Son of Man? Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the Light with you; walk while ye have the Light, left DARKŅess come upon you : for he that walketh in Darkness, knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye have LIGHT, BELIEVE in the Light, that ye may be the Children of LIGHT. These Things fpake Jesus: [Mr.] And now when Even-tide was come, (M.] he left them, [7.] and departed, and did hide himself from them, [Ms and went out of the City into Berbany, (Mr.) with the Twelve; [M.] and he lodged there. [7.] But though he had done so many MIRACLES before them, yet they BELIEVED not on him : That the Saying of Efaias the Prophet might be fulfilled, which he fpake, Lord, who hath BELIEVED our Report? and to whom hath the Arm of the LORD been revealed? Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, He hath blinded their Eyes, and hardned their Heart, that they should not see with their Eyes, nor understand with their Heart, and be converted, and I thould heal them. Thefe Things faid Esaias, when he saw his GLORY, and SPAKE of him. Nevertheless, among the Chief Rulers also, many BELIEVED on him ; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, left they thould be put out of the Synagogue. For they loved the PRAISE of Men, more than the PRAISE of God.

(M.] Now in the Morning, (Mr.) and on the Morrow, [M.] as he returned into the City, (Mr.] when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry. [M.] And when he saw a Fig Tree [Mr.) afar off, [M.) in the Way, [Mr.] having Leaves, he came [M.) to it, (Mr.J if haply he might find any thing thereon : And when he came to it, he found nothing (M.) thereon but Leaves only, [ Mr.) for the Time of Figs was not yet. And Jesus answered, and said unto it, [M] Let no Fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever, and [Mr.] no Man eat Fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his Disciples heard it. And prefently the Fig Tree withered away." (Mr.) And they come to Jerufalem, and Jefus went into the Temple, and be gan to cast out them that fold and bought in the Temple, and overthrew the Tables of the Money-Changers, and the Seats of them that fold Doves : and would not sutter


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