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saying, Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in 18 whom my soul is well pleased : I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not strive, 19

confirmeth the word of his servant, and per- the rulers also with them derided him, saying, formeth the counsel of his messengers; that He saved others ; let him save himself

, if he saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; be Christ, the chosen of God. Lu. xxiii. 35. and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, As new-born babes desire the sincere milk of and I will raise up the decayed places thereof. the word, that ye may grow thereby: if so be Is. xliv. 26.

that ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious, Saying.) Behold my servant whom I up- to whom coming as unto a living stone, disalhold, mine elect in whom my soul delighteth. lowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and I have put my spirit upon him; he shall bring precious. 1 Pe. ii. 2—4. forth judgment to the Gentiles; he shall not My beloved.] See chap. iii. 17. cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be I will put my spirit upon him.] See chap. heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he iii. 16. and com. The spirit of the Lord is not break, and the smoking flax shall he not upon me; because he hath anointed me to quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto preach the Gospel to the poor ; he hath sent truth; he shall not fail nor be discouraged me to heal the broken hearted, to preach till he have set judgment in the earth, and the deliverance to the captives, and recovering of isles shall wait for his law. Is. xlii. 1-4. sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that

18 My servant.] See chap. xvii. 5. And are bruised. Lu. iv. 18. The word I say ye now saith the Lord that formed me from the know which was published throughout all womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again Judea, and began from Galilee, after the to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet baptism which John preached, how God shall I be glorious in the eyes of the Lord, anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy and my God shall be my strength. And he Ghost and with power, who went about doing said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be good, and healing all that were oppressed of my servant, to raise up the tribes of Jacob, the devil, for God was with him. Ac. x. and to restore the preserved of Israel; I will 37, 38. also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that And he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.) thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of Upon the land of my people shall come up the earth. Is. xlix. 5, 6. Behold, my servant thorns and briers, &c. &c. Until the spirit shall deal prudently ; he shall be exalted and be poured upon us from on high, and the extolled, and be very high! Is. lii. 13. He wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be field be counted for a forest, then judgment satisfied; by his knowledge shall my righteous shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousservant justify many; for he shall bear their ness remain in the fruitful field. Is. xxxii. iniquities! Is. liii. 11. Hear now, 0 Joshua, 15, 16. It is a light thing that thou shouldest the high priest, thou and thy fellows that sit be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, before thee; for they are men wondered at; and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will for, behold, I will bring forth my servant, also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that The Branch. Zec. iii. 8. Let this mind be thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of in you which was also in Christ Jesus; who the earth. Is. xlix. 6. Behold, the darkness being in the form of God thought it not rob- shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the bery to be equal with God; but made himself people. But the Lord shall arise upon thee, of no reputation, and took upon him the form and his glory shall be seen upon thee; and of a servant, and was made in the likeness of the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings men. Phi, ii. 5-7.

to the brightness of thy rising. Is. Ix. 2, 3. Whom I have chosen.] Thou speakest in And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, vision to thy Holy One, and saidst, I have and all kings thy glory; and thou shalt be laid help upon one that is mighty; I have called by a new name which the mouth of the exalted one chosen out of the people. Ps. Lord shall name. Is. lxii. 2. O Lord, my Ixxxix. 19. Listen, o isles, unto me, and strength and my fortress, and my refuge in hearken, ye people from far: the Lord hath the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come called me from the womb: from the bowels of unto thee from the ends of the earth, and my mother hath he made mention of my shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited name: and he hath made my mouth like a lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath profit. Je. xvi. 19. Mine eyes have seen he hid me, and made me a polished shaft: in thy salvation (said Simeon, having the child his quiver hath he hid me, and said unto me, Jesus in his arms), which thou hast prepared Thou art my servant, o Israel, in whom í before the face of all people ; a light to lighten will be glorified. Is. xlix. 1-3. And the the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people people stood beholding (Christ crucified); and Israel. Lu. ii. 30–32. Then remembered I

nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. 20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not

(said Peter) the word of the Lord, how that having no hope, and without God in the he said, John indeed baptized with water, but world. But now in Christ Jesus, ye who ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost. sometimes were far off are made nigh by the Ac. xi. 16. When they heard these things, blood of Christ. Ep. ii. 11-13. He (Jesus they held their peace, and glorified God, Christ) made known unto me (said Paul) the saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles mystery (as I wrote afore in few words, granted repentance unto life. Ac. xi. 18. whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my When the Jews saw the multitudes (who came knowledge in the mystery of Christ) which in to hear the word of God from Paul and Bar- other ages was not made known into the nabas) they were filled with envy, and spake sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his against those things which were spoken by holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit ; that Paul, contradicting and blaspheming. Then the Gentiles should be fellow-heirs, and of Paul and Barnabas waxed bold and said, It the same body, and partakers of his promise was necessary that the word of God should in Christ by the Gospel, whereof I was made first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye a minister according to the gift of the grace of put it from you, and judge yourselves unwor- God, given unto me by the effectual working thy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the of his power. Unto me, who am less than the Gentiles. For so hath the Lord commanded least of all saints, is this grace given, that i us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the should preach among the Gentiles the wGentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation searchable riches of Christ. Ep. iii. 5. 8. unto the ends of the earth. And when the 19 Shall not strive.] See chap. xi. 29. Gentiles heard this they were glad, and glori- The kingdom of God cometh not with obserfied the word of the Lord, and as many as vation. Lu. xvii. 20. My kingdom is not of were ordained to eternal life believed. Ac. this world; if my kingdom were of this world, xiii. 45–48. And when they (Paul and then would my servants fight, that I should Barnabas) were come, and had gathered the not be delivered to the Jews; but now is my church together, they rehearsed all that God kingdom not from hence. Pilate therefore had done with them, and how he had opened said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus the door of faith unto the Gentiles. Ac. xiv. answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To 27. I have appeared unto thee (said Jesus to this end was I born, and for this cause came Saul) for this purpose, to make thee a minister I into the world, that I should bear witness and a witness both of these things which thou unto the truth. Every one that is of the hast seen, and of things in the which I will truth heareth my voice. Pilate saith unto appear unto thee, delivering thee from the him, What is truth? And when he had said people and from the Gentiles, unto whom now this he went out again unto the Jews, and I send thee, to open their eyes, and to turn saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all

. them from darkness to light, and from the John xviii. 36–38. The servant of the Lord power of Satan unto God; that they may must not strive, but be gentle unto all men, receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing 'among them which are sanctified by faith those that oppose themselves, if God perade that is in me. Ac. xxvi. 16–18. Now I venture will give them repentance to the say (said Paul) that Jesus Christ was a minis- acknowledging of the truth. 2 Ti. ii. 24, 26 ter of the circumcision, for the truth of God, 20 Bruised reed, &c.] See chap. xi. 28. to confirm the promises made unto the fathers; Now, behold, "thou" ("Hezekiak") trustest and that the Gentiles might glorify God for upon the staff of this bruised reed, even apen his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I Egypt (said the king of Assyria), on which is will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and a man lean, it will go into his hand and pierce sing unto thy name. And again, he saith, it; so is Pharaoh, king of Egypt, unto all that Rejoice, ye "Gentiles, with his people. And trust on him. 2 Ki. xviii. 21. The sacrifices agaia, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and of God are a broken spirit: a broken and & laud him, all ye people. And again, Esaias contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise, saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he Ps. li. 17. He healeth the broken heart and that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles, in bindeth up their wounds. Ps. cxlvii. 3. He him shall the Gentiles trust

. Ro. xv. 8–12. shall feed his flock like a shepherd; he shall Wherefore remember, that ye being in times gather the lambs with his arm, and carry past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those uncircumcision by that which is called the that are with young. Is. xl. 11. Thus saith circumcision in the flesh made by hands, that the High and Lofty One that inhabiteth etet at that time ye were without Christ, being nity, whose name is Holy, I dwell in the aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and high and holy place, with him also that is of a strangers from the covenants of promise, contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit

quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory. And in his 21 name shall the Gentiles trust. Then was brought unto him one 22

of the humble, and to revive the heart of the which Christ hath not wrought by me to sontrite ones. Is. lvii. 15. The Spirit of the make the Gentiles obedient by word and Lord God is upon me, and because the Lord deed, through mighty signs and wonders, by aath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the power of the Spirit of God, so that from he meek. He hath sent me to bind up the Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I aroken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the have fully preached the Gospel of Christ. raptives, and the opening of the prison to Ro. xv. 17, 18, 19. Now thanks be unto God, them that are bound. To proclaim the ac- which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, reptable year of the Lord, and the day of and maketh manifest the savour of his knowrengeance of our God ; to comfort alt that ledge by us in every place. 2 Co. ii. 14. mourn ; to appoint unto them that mourn in Though we walk in the flesh we do not war Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes; the after the flesh (for the weapons of our warfare wil of joy for mourning; the garment of praise are not carnal, but mighty, through God, tu for the spirit of heaviness, that they might be the pulling down of strong holds) casting ralled Trees of Righteousness; The planting of down imaginations, and every high thing that the Lord, that he might be glorified. Is. Ixi. exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, 1, 2, 3. The Lord will not cast off for ever. and bringing into captivity every thought to But though he cause grief, yet will he have the obedience of Christ. 2 Co. x. 3, 4, 5. compassion according to the multitude of his And I saw (said John), and, behold, a white mercies; for he doth not afflict willingly, nor horse, and he that sat on him had a bow, and grieve the children of men, to crush under a crown was given unto him; and he went his feet all the prisoners of the earth. La forth conquering and to conquer. Re. vi. 2. ji. 31-34. I will seek that which was lost; And I saw heaven opened, and, behold, a and bring again that which was driven away; white horse : and he that sat upon him was and will bind up that which was broken, and called Faithful, and True ; and in righteouswill strengthen that which was sick ; but I will ness he doth judge and make war; and he lestroy the fat and strong; I will feed them was clothed in a vesture dipped in blood, and with judgment. Ex. xxxiv, 16. The Spirit his name is called, The Word of God. And of the Lord is upon me, because he hath he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a inointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor ; name written, King of kings, and Lord of he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, lords. Re. xix. 11. 13. 16. to preach deliverance to the captives, and 21 In his name.] In that day there shall recovering of sight to the blind; to set at be a Root of Jesse, which shall stand for an liberty them that are bruised. Lu. iv. 18. ensign of the people, To it shall the Gentiles Ye ought rather to forgive him" (" the inces- seek. Is. xi. 10. There shall be a Root of luous person, having been sufficiently censured”), Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the and comfort him, lest perhaps such an one Gentiles, in him shall the Gentiles trust. should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow. Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and 2 Co. ii. 7. Wherefore lift up the hands peace in believing, that ye may abound in which hang down, and the feeble knees, and hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. make straight paths for your feet, lest that Ro. xv. 12, 13. In "whom" (" Jesus") we which is lame be turned out of the way, but also have obtained an inheritance; that we let it rather be healed. He. xii, 12, 13. should be to the praise of his glory, who first

Till he send forth judgment.] O sing unto trusted in Christ; in whom ye also trusted, the Lord a new song, for he hath done mar after that ye heard the word of truth, the vellous things ; his right hand and his holy Gospel of your salvation; in whom also after arm hath gotten him the victory. The Lord that ye believed ye were sealed with that hath made known his salvation ; his righte- Holy Spirit of promise. Ep. i. 12, 13. Now pusness hath he openly shewed in the sight of is (the mystery) made manifest to “his" the heathen; he hath remembered his mercy ("Christ's") saints; to whom God would and his truth toward the house of Israel; all make known what is the riches of the glory the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is of our God. Ps. cxviii. 1, 2, 3. He shall not Christ in you, the hope of glory. Col. i. 26, 27. cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be 22 Was brought unto him.] See chap. ix. heard in the street: a bruised reed shall he 32. Unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell not break, and the smoking fax shall he not down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto the Son of God. Mar. iii. 11. And he was truth. Is. xlii. 2, 3, 4. I have therefore casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ, in came to pass when the devil was gone out, the those things which pertain to God. For I dumb spake; and the people wondered. Lu. will not dare to speak of any of those things xi. 14.

possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, 23 insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. And all

the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David ? 24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not 25 cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. And

Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom

divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or 26 house divided against itself shall not stand ; And if Satan cast out

Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom

And he healed him.) And straightway his and the tongue of the stammerers shall be (the deaf man's) ears were opened, and the ready to speak plainly. Is. xxxii. 3, 4. Then string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the plain. And he charged them that they should ears of the deaf shall be unstopped: then tell no man, but the more he charged them shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the so much the more a great deal they published tongue of the dumb sing; for in the wilderit; and were beyond measure astonished, ness shall waters break out, and streams in saying, He hath done all things well; he the desert. Is. xxxv. 5, 6. I have appeared maketh both the deaf to hear and the dumb unto thee for this purpose, to open their (the to speak. Mar. vii. 35, 36, 37. And one of Gentiles') eyes, and to turn them from darkthe multitude answered and said, Master, I ness to light, and from the power of Satan have brought unto thee my son, which hath a unto God, that they may receive forgiveness dumb spirit; and wheresoever he taketh him, of sins and inheritance among them which he teareth him, and he foameth and gnasheth are sanctified by faith that is in me. Ac. with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake xxvi. 18. to thy disciples that they should cast him out, 23 The people were amazed.] See chap. ix. and they could not. He answereth him and 33. Great multitudes came unto him, having saith, o faithless generation, how long shall I with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, be with you ? how long shall I suffer you? maimed, and many others, and cast them Bring him unto me. And they brought him down at Jesus' feet, and he healed them, unto him: and when he saw him, straightway insomuch that the people wondered, &c. the spirit tare him, and he fell on the ground Mat. xv. 30, 31. and wallowed, foaming. And he asked his Is not this the Son of David ?] See chap. i.. father, How long is it ago since this came 27. and com. Come see a man which told me unto him? And he said, of a child! and all things that ever I did (said the woman oft-times it hath cast him into the fire and into Samaria); is not this the Christ ? John iv. 29. the waters to destroy him. But if thou canst See chap. xx. 30. do any thing, have compassion on us, and 24 When the Pharisees heard it.) See chap. help us. Jesus said unto him, If thou canst ix. 34. and com. believe, all things are possible to him that 25 Jesus knew their thoughts.] See chap believeth. And straightway the father of the ix. 4, and com. I, the Lord, search the heart, child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I I try the reins, even to give every man accordbelieve: help thou mine unbelief. When ing to his ways, and according to the fruit of Jesus saw that the people came running to his doings. Je. xvii. 10. For, lo, he that gether, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto formeth the mountains and createth the wind, him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee and declareth unto man what is his thought, come out of him, and enter no more into him. that maketh the morning darkness, and And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, came out of him. And he was as one dead, the Lord the God of hosts is his name. Am insomuch that many said, He is dead : but iv. 13. What man knoweth the things of a Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him man, save the spirit of man which is in him! up, and he arose. Mar. ix. 17-27.

Even so the things of God knoweth no man, Blind and dumb both spake and saw.] 0 but the Spirit of God. 1 Co. ii. 11. Lord, open thou my lips, and my mouth shall 26 His kingdom stand.] Now is the judg. shew forth thy praise. Ps. li. 15. In that ment of this world; now shall the prince of day (the day of the Lord) shall the deaf hear this world be cast out.

John xii. 31. Here. the words of the Book, and the eyes of the after I will not talk much with you; for the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing darkness. Is. xxix. 18. The eyes of them in me. John xiv. 30. When he (the Holy that see shall not be dim; and the ears of Ghost) is come, he will reprove the world of them that hear shall hearken. The heart sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: also of the rash shall understand knowledge, of judgment, because the prince of this world

stand? And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your 27 children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom 28 of God is come unto you. Or else how can one enter into a 29

is judged. John xvi. 8. 11. If our Gospel be spirit was leaped on them, and overcame hid, it is hid to them that are lost ; in whom them, and prevailed against them, so that the God of this world hath blinded the minds they fled out of that house naked and of them which believe not, lest the light of the wounded. Ac. xix. 13-16. glorious Gospel of Christ, who is the image of They shall be your judges.] See verse 41, God, should shine unto them. 2 Co. iv. 3, 4. 42. Out of thine own mouth will I judge (Thanks unto God) who hath delivered us thee thou wicked servant (said the nobleman from the power of darkness, and hath trans- in the parable), thou knewest that I was an lated us into the kingdom of his dear Son. austere man, taking up that I laid not down, Col. i. 13. We know that we are of God, and and reaping that I did not sow. Lu. xix. 22. the whole world lieth in wickedness. 1 John As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten ; be 1. 19. And he (the star which fell from zealous therefore, and repent. Re. iii. 19. keaten) opened the bottomless pit, and there 28 I cast out devils by the Spirit of God.] arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of See verse 18. In my name (said Jesus) shall + great furnace; and there came out of the they cast out devils. Mar. xvi. 17. If I with spoke locusts upon the earth ; and they had the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt a king over them, which is the angel of the the kingdom of God is come upon you. Lu. bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew xi. 20. (Jesus of Nazareth) who went about tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue, doing good, and healing all that were opApollyon. Re. ix. 1, 2. 11. And the great pressed of the devil, for God was with him, dragon was cast out (by Michael and his Ac. X. 38. angels), that old serpent, called the Devil, and Then the kingdom of God is come, &c.] Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he See chap. vi. 33. The publicans and harlots was cast out into the earth, and his angels (said Jesus to the priests and elders) go into were cast out with him. Re. xii. 9. The the kingdom of God before you. Therefore fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat I say unto you, The kingdom of God shall be of the beast; and his kingdom was full of taken from you, and given to a nation bringdarkness, and they gnawed their tongues for ing forth the fruits thereof. Mat. xxi. 3i. pain. Re. xvi. 10. I saw an angel come 43. Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son down from heaven, having the key of the is given ; and the government shall be upon bottomless pit, and a great chain in his hand, his shoulder ; and his name shall be called and he laid hold on the dragon, that old ser- Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The pent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of bound him a thousand years, and cast him the increase of his government and peace into the bottomless pit, &c. Re. xx. 1, 2, 3. there shall be no end, upon the throne of

27 By whom do your children cast them David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, t?] Master, we saw one casting out devils and to establish it with judgment and with in thy name, and he followeth not us, and we justice, from henceforth even for ever; the forbade him, because he followeth not us. zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform There is no man which shall do a miracle in this. Is. ix. 6, 7. In the days of these tny name (said Jesus) that can lightly speak kings (seen in the vision of Nebuchadnezzar) evil of me. Mar. ix. 38, 39. And John (the shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom apostle) answered and said, Master, we saw which shall never be destroyed : and the one casting out devils in thy name, and we kingdom shall not be left to other people, forbade him, because he followeth not us. but it shall break in pieces, and consume And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not; all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for for he that is not against us, is for us. Lu. ever. Da. ji. 44. And there was given ir. 49, 50. And if I by Beelzebub cast out “him” (the Son of man"), dominion, and devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? glory, and a kingdom, that all people, naTherefore shall they be your judges. Lu. tions, and languages, should serve him : his ri. 19. Then certain of the vagabond Jews, dominion is an everlasting dominion, which exorcists, took upon them to call over them shall not pass away, and his kingdom, that which had evil spirits the name of the Lord which shall not be destroyed. Da. vii. 14. Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus, whom The time is fulfilled (said Jesus), and the Panl preachieth. And there were seven sons kingdom of God is at hand. Mar. i. 15. of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, Blessed be the kingdom of our father David which did so. And the evil spirit answered (said the Jews, as Christ rode into Jerusalem), and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but that cometh in the name of the Lord. Mar. who are ye? And the man in whom the evil xi. 10. And the Lord shall give unto “him”

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