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John xill, 1. Now, before the Heb. 1, 3. Who, being the bright-say unto thee, Her sins, which aro feast of the passover, when Jesus ness of his glory, and the express many are forgiven; for she loved knew that his hour was come that image of his person, and uphold-much: but, to whom little is forhe should depart out of this ing all things by the word of his given the same loveth little. And world unto the Father, having power, when he had by himself he said unto her, Thy sins are loved his own which were in the purged our sins, sat down on the forgiven. And they that sat at world, he loved them unto the right hand of the Majesty on bigh. meat with him began to say with. end.

in themselves, Who is this that John xvi, 30. Now are we suro


forgiveth sins also? that thou knowest all things, and John v, 21, 25, 28, 29. For as the Col. iii, 13.

Even as needest not that any man should Father raiseth up the dead, and Christ forgave you, so also do ye. ask thee: by this we believe that quickeneth them; even so the Son thou camest forth from God. quickeneth whom he will. Verily,

GIFT OF HOLY SPIRIT AND John xxi, 17. He saith unto verily, I say unto you, The hour

HEAVEN. him the third time, Simon, son of is coming, and now is, when the Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was dead shall hear the voice of the Luke xxiii, 43. And Jesus said grieved because he said unto him Son of God; and they that hear unto him, Verily I say unto thee, the third time, Lovest thou me? shall live. Marvel not at this; for To-day shalt thou be with me in And he said unto him, Lord, thou the hour is coming, in the which paradise. knowest all things; thou knowest all that are in the graves shall Luke xxiv, 49. And, behold, I that I love thee. Jesus saith unto hear his voice, And shall come send the promis of my Father him, Feed my sheep.

forth; they that have done good, upon you: but tarry ye in the city

unto the resurrection of life; and of Jerusalem, until ye be endued OMNIPOTENCE.

they that have done evil, unto with power from on high. . (See under next Head.)

the resurrection of damnation.
John vi, 40. And this is the will house are 'many mansions: if it

John xiv, 2, 3. In my Father's

of him that sent me, that every were not so, I would have told Heb. I, 12. ..... Thou art the one which seeth the Son, and besame, and thy years shall not lieveth on him, may have ever-you. I go to prepare a place for fail. lasting life: and I will raise him you. And if I go and prepare

a place for you, I will come again, Heb. xiii, 8. Jesus Christ the up at the last day.

and receive you unto mysell; that same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever.


where I am, there ye may be also. Matth. xxiv, 30. And then shall

John xvi, 7, 14. Nevertheless I 4.-WORKS OF GOD ASCRIBED appear the sign of the Son of man tell you the truth; It is expedient TO HIM.

in heaven; and then shall all the for you that I go away: for it I go

tribes of the earth mourn, and not away, the Comforter will not CREATION. they shall see the Son of man

come unto you; but if I depart, I John 1, 3, 10. All things were coming in the clouds of heaven will send him unto you. He shall marle by him; and without him with power and great glory.

glorify me: for he shall receive of was not any thing made that was made. He was in the world, and judgeth no man, but hath com

John V, 22, 27. For the Father mine, and shall shew it unto you.

Heb. v, 9. And being made perthe world was made by him, and mitted all judgment unto the Son; fect, he became the author of the world knew him not.

And hath given him authority to eternal salvation unto all them Eph. iil, 9. And to make all men execute judgment also, because he that obey him. see what is the fellowship of the is the Son of man. mystery, which from the begin

Rev. 11, 26, 27. And he that overning of the world hath been hid judge thy brother? or why dost

Rom. xiv, 10. But why dost thou cometh, and keepeth my works in God, who created all things by Thou set' at nought thy brother ? power over the nations; And he

unto the end, to him will I give Jesus Christ.

for we shall all stand before the shall rule them with a rod of iron; Çol. I, 16. For by him were all judgment-seat of Christ.

as the vessels of a potter shall things created that are in heaven,

they be broken to shivers: even as and that are in earth, visible and

3. DIVINE PREROGATIVES I received of my Father. invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or

WIELDED BY HIM. Rev. iii, 7. And to the angel of powers; all things were created by


the church in Philadelphia write; him, and for himn.

Mark ii, 5-7. When Jesus saw

These things saith he that is holy, Heb. 1, 2, 10. Hath in these last their faith, he said unto the sick of he that is irue, he that hath the days spoken unto us by his son, the palsy, Son, thy sing be for- key of David, he that openeth, whom he hath appointed heir of given thee. But there were cer and no man shatteth; and shutall things, by whom also he made iain of the scribes sitting there, teth, and no man openeth. the worlds; And, Thou, Lord, in and reasoning in their hearts, the beginning hast laid the foun- Why doth this man thus speak 6.-WORSHIP DUE TO GOD dation of the earth; and the blasphemies? who can forgive sins OFFERED TO CHRIST AND heavens are the works of thine but God only?


Luke v, 21, 22. And the Scribes Rev. iii, 14. And unto the angel of and the Pharisees began to rea- live, and to him shall be given of

P3. lxxii, 15, 17. And he shall the church of the Loadiceanswrite; son, saying, Who is this which the gold of Sheba: prayer also These things saith the Amen, the speaketh blasphemies? faithful and true Witness, the can forgive sins

Who shall be made for him continually; beginning of the creation of God.

ut God alone? and daily shall he be praised. But when Jesus perceived their His name shall endure for over;

thoughts, he answering, said unto his name shall be continued as PROVIDENCE.

them, What reason ye in your long as the sun; and men shall be Col. il 17... ... And by him beart-?

blessed in him: all nations shall all things consis.

Luke vil, 47-49. Wherefore, I call him blessed.


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Matth. 11, 11. And when they | Christ. To him be glory both now was the son of Heli, which was were come into the house, they and for ever. Amen

the son of Matthat, which was the saw the young child with Mary

Rev. v, 8-13. And when he had son of Levi, which was the son of his mother, and fell down and taken the book, the four beasts Melcht, which was the son of worshipped him: and when they and four and twenty elders fell Janna, which was

the son of had opened their treasures, they down before the Lamb, having Joseph, Which was the son of presented unto him gifts; gold, and every one of them harps, and Mattathias, which was the son of frankincense, and myrrh.

golden vials full of odours, which Amos, which was the son of Naum, Matth. 1x, 18. While he spake are the prayers of saints. And which was the son Esli, which was these things unto them, behold, they sung a new song, saying, the son of Nagge, Wbich was the there came a certain ruler, and Thou art worthy to take the book, son of Maath, which was the son worshipped him, saying, My and to open the seals thereof: for of Mattathias, which was the son daughter is eren now dead: but thou wast slain, and hast redeem- of Semei, which was the son of come and lay thy hand upon her, ed us to God by thy blood, out of Joseph, which was the son of

the son of and she shall live.

every kindred, and tongue, and Juda, Which

people, and nation; And' hast Joanna, which was the son of Matth. xiv, 33. Then they that made us unto our God kings and Rhesa, which was the son of Zorowere in the ship came and wor- priests: and we shall reign on the babel, which was the son of Salashipped him, saying, of a truth earth. And I beheld, and I heard thiel, which was the son of Neri, thou art the Son of God.

the voice of many angels round which was the son of Melchi, Matth. xv, 25. Then came she about the throne, and the beasts, which was the son of Addi, which and worshipped him, saying, Lord and the elders: and the number of was the son of Cosam, which was help me.

them was ten thousand times ten the son of Elmodam, which was

thousand, and thousands of thou- the son of Er, Which was the son Matth. xx, 20, 21. Then came to sands; Saying with a loud voice, of Jose, which was the son of him the mother of Zebedee's chil-Worthy is the Lamb that was Eliezer, which was the son of dren, with her sons, worshipping slain to receive power, and riches, Jorim, which was the him, and desiring a certain thing and wisdom, and strength, and Matthat, which was the son of of him. And he said unto her, bonour, and glory, and blessing. Levi, Which was the son of Simeon, What wilt thou? She saith unto And every creature which is in which was the son of Juda, which bim, Grant that these my two heaven, and on the earth, and was the son of Joseph, which was sons may sit, the one on thy right under the earth, and such as are the son of Jonan, which was the hand, and the other on the left, in in the sea, and all that are in them, son of Eliakim, which was the son thy kingdom.

heard I saying, Blessing, and hon- of Melea, which was the son of Luke xxiii, 42. And he said unto our, and glory, and power, be unto Menan, which was the son of Jesus, Lord, remember me when him that sitteth upon the throne, Mattatha, which was the son of thou comest into thy kingdom. and unto the Lamb, for ever and Nathan, which was the son of

David, Which was the son ever. Luke xxiv, 52. Ånd they wor

Jesse, which was the son of Obed, shipped bim, and returned to

Rev. vii, 9, 10. After this I be which was the son of Room, which Jerusalem with great joy. held, and, ló, a great multitude, was the son of Salmon, which was

John v, 23. That all men should which no man could number, of the son of Naasson, Which was the honour the Son, even as they

all nations, and kindreds, and honour the Father. He that hon- people, and tongues, stood before son of Aram, which was the son of

son of Aminadab, which was the oureth not the son, honoureth the throne, and before the Lamb; Esrom, which was the son of not the Father which hath sent clothedwith white robes, and Phares, which was the son of Juda, him.

palms in their hands. And cried
with a loud voice, saying, Salva- which was the son of Isaac, which

Which was the son of Jacob, John xiv, 13, 14. And whatso- tion to our God which sitteth upon was the son of Abraliam, which ever ye shall ask in my pame, that the throne, and unto the Lamb. will I do, that the Father may be

was the son of Thara, which was glorified in the Son. If ye shall

the son of Nachor, Which was the ask any thing in my name, I will


son of Saruch, which was the son do it.

CHRISTS HUMANITY. of Ragau, which was the son of Gal. 1, 3. Grace be to you, and Gen. ili, 15. And I will put Heber, which was the son of Sala.

Phalec, which was the son of peace, from God the Father, and enmity between thee and the which was the son of Cainan, from our Lord Jesus Christ. woman, and between thy seed which was the son of Arphaxad, Gal. vi, 18. Brethren, the grace

and her seed: It shall bruise thy which was the son of Sem, which of our Lord Jesus Christ be with head, and thou shalt bruiso his heel.

was the son of Noe, which was the your spirit. Amen.

son of Lamech, which was the Phil. ii, 10. That at the name of Ps. xxll, 22. I will declare thy son of Mathusala, which was the Jesus every knee should bow, of name unto my brethren; in the son of Enoch, which was the son things in heaven, and things' in midst of the congregation will I of Jared, which was the son of earth, and things under the earth. praise thee.

Maleleel, wbich was the son of 1 Tim. 1, 12. And I thank Christ children whom the Lord hath Enos, which was the son of Seth,

1sa, viil, 18. Behold, I and the Cainan, Which was the son of Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faith- given me, are for signs and for which was the son of Adam, ful, putting me into the ministry.

wonders in Israel from the LORD which was the son of God.

of hosts, which dwelletu in mount Luke xxiv, 39. Behold my hands Heb. I, 6. And again, when he Zion.

and my feet, that it is I myself: bringeth in the first-begotten into the world, he saith, and let all born, unto us a son is given.

Isa. 1x, 6. For unto us a child is handle me, and see; for a spirit

hath not flesh and bones, as ye seo the angels of God worship him,

Luke iii, 23-38. And Jesus him

me have. 2 Peter iil, 18. But grow in self began to be about thirty Acts i, 14. These all continued grace, and in the knowledge of years of age, being (as was sup- with one accord in prayer and our Lord and Saviour Jesus | posed) the son of Joseph, which supplication, with the women, and

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Mary the mother of Jesus, and | And seeing a fis-tree afar off this thing which is come to pass, with his brethren.

having leaves, ho caine, if haply which the Lord hath made known Acts xvii, 31. Because he hath he might find any thing thereon: uuto us. And they came with appointed a day, in the which he and when he came to it, he haste, and found Mary and Joseph, will judge the world in right- found nothing but leaves, for the and the babe lying in a manger. eousness by that man whom he time of figs was not yet. hath ordained. Luke fi, 52. And Jesus increased

ITS TIME. Gal. iv, 4. But when the fulness in wisdoin and stature, and in Dan. 1x, 25. Know therefore and

understand, that from the going of the time was come, God sent favour with God and man.

forth of the commandment to reforth his Son, made of a woman, John iv, 6,7. Now Jacob's well

store and to build Jerusalem unto made under the law.

was there. Jesus therefore, being of no reputation, and took upon this on the well: and it was about two weeks: the street shall be Phal. 11, 7, 8. But made himself wearied with his journey, sat the Messiah the Prince shall be

seven weeks, and threescore and him the form of a servant, and the sixth hour. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water:

built again, and the wall, even in was made in the likeness of men;

troublous times. And being found in fashion as a Jesus saith unto her, Give me to

drink. man, he hombled himself, and be

Luke il, 1. And it came to pass came obedient unto death, even John xi, 35. Jesus wept.

in those days, that there went out the death of the cross.

a decree from Cesar Augustus, 1 Tim. i1,5. For there is one God,


that all the world should be and one mediator between God


taxed, and men, the man Christ Jesus. PROVED BY THE FULFIL.

Luke iii, 1. Now, in the fifteenth Heb. II, 14-16. Forasmuch then

year of the reign of Tiberius as the children are partakers of

MENT OF PROPHECY. Cesar Pontius Pilate being goverflesh and blood, he also himself 1.–PROPHECY AND FULFIL

nor of Judea, and Herod being likewise took part of the same;

tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother that through death he might MENT ABOUT HIS BIRTH. Philip tetrarch of Iturea and of destroy him that had the power


the region of Trachonitis, and of death, that is, the devil; And Micah v, 2. But thou, Bethlehem Lysanius the tetrarch of Abilene. deliver them who through fear Ephratab, though thou be little Gal. 16, 4. .... When the folof death were all their lifetime among the thousands of Judah, ness of the time was oome, God subject to bondage. For verily yet out of thee shall he come forth sent furth his Son. he took not on him the nature of unto me that is to be ruler in angels; but he took on him the Israel; whose goings forth have

BORN OF A VIRGIN. seed of Abraham.

been from of old, from everlast- Isa. VII, 14-16. Therefore the 1 John I, 1. That which was ing.

LORD himself shall gtve you a sign; from the beginning, which we have Matth. ii, 1, 2, 4-6. Now, when Behold, a virgin shall conceive, heard, which we have seen with Jesus was born in Rothlehem of and bear a son, and shall call his our eyes, which we have looked Judea, in the days of Herod the name Immunuel. Butter and upon, and our hands have handled, king, behold, there came wise honey shall ho eat, that he may of the Word of life.

men from the east to Jerusalem, know to refuse the evil, and choose 1 John iv, 2. Hereby know ye Saying, Where is he that is born the good. For before the child the Spirit of God: Every spirit King of the Jews? for we have shall know to refuse the evil, and that confesseth that Jesus Christ seen his star in the east, and are choose the good, the land that is come in the flesh is of God. come to worship him. And when thou abhorrest shall be forsaken

he had gathered all the chief of both her kings. PROOFS OF IT IN HIS LIFE. priests and scribes of the people Micah v, 3. Therefore will be Matth. iv, 2. And when he had where Christ should be born. she which travaileth hath brought

together, he demanded of them give them up, until the time that fusted forty days and forty nights, And they said unto him, In Beth- forth; then the remnant of his he was afterward an hungered.

lehem of Judea; for thus it is brethren shall return unto the Matth. viii, 10, 24. When Jesus written by the prophet, And children of Israel. heard it, he marvelled, and said thou, Bethlehem, in the land of to them that followed, Verily 1 Juda, art not the least among the Matth. 1, 22, 23, 25. (Now all this say unto you, I have not found 80 princes of Juda: for out of thee was done, that it might be fulalled great faith, no, not in Israel. And, sball come Governor, that shall which was spoken of the Lord by bebold, there arose a great tem- rule my people Israel.

the prophet, saying, Behold, a pest in the sea, insomuch that the

Luke ii, 4-7, 15, 16. And virgin shall be with child, and ship was covered with the waves: Joseph also went’up from Galilee, shall bring forth a son, and they but he was asleep.

out of the city of Nazareth, into shall call his name Emmanuel; Matth. xxl, 18. Now in the Judea, unto the city of David, which, being interpreted, is, God morning, as he returned into the which is called Bethlehem, (be with us.) and knew her not till city, he hungered.

cause he was of the house and she had brought forth her firstMatth. xxvi, 38. Then saith he lineage of David,) To be taxed born son: and he called his naine unto them, My soul is exceeding with Mary his espousod wife, JESUS. sorrowful, even unto death: tarry being great with child. And 80 Luke i, 26, 27, 34. And in the ye here, and watch with me. it was, that, while they were there, sixth month the angel Gabriel was

tho days were accomplished that sent from God unto a city of Mark vi, 6. And be marvelled she should be delivered. And she Galilee, named Nazareth, To & because of their unbelief. And he brought forth her first-born son. virgin espoused to a man, whose went round about the villagos,

And it came to pass, as teaching.

name was Joseph, of the house of the angels were gone away from David; and the virgin's name was Marle xi, 12, 13. And on the them into heaven, the shepherds Mary. Then said Mary unto the morruw, when they were come said one to another, Let us now angel, How shall this be, seeing I from Bethuay, he was hungry: go even unto Bethlehem, and see I now not a man?

APPEARANCE OE THE BABE IN TIE klas, And Ezekias begat Manas-, enemies thy footstool. David TEMPLE.

ses, and Manasses begat Amon, therefore himself calleth him Hag. 11, 7, 9. And I will shake and Amon, begat Josias, And Lord; and whence is he then his

Josias begat Jechonias and his son? And the common people all nations, and the Desire of all

brethren, abo the time they heard him gladly. nations shall come: and I will fill were carried away to Babylon:

Acts xiii, 23. Of this man's seed LORD of hosts. The glory of this. And after they were brought to hath God, according to his promise, latter house shall be greater than

unto Israel a Saviour, of the former, saith the Lord of thiel, and Salathiel begat Zeroba- Jesus, hosts: and in this place will I give and Abiud begat Eliakim, and

Rom. I, 3. Concerning his Son peace, saith the Lord of hosts.

Eliakim begat Azor,

And Azor Jesus Christ our Lord, which was Mal. iii, 1. Behold, I will send begat Sadoc, and sadoc begat made of the seed of Dávid accordmy messenger, and he shall pre- Achim, and 'Achim begat Eliud, ing to the flesh. pare the way before me: and the And Eliud begat Eleazar, and EleLord, whom ye seek, shall sud- azar begat Matthian, and Matthan

MASSACRE OF THE CHILDREX IX denly come to his temple. ... begat Jacob, And Jacob begat

BETHLEHEM. Joseph the husband of Mary, of Jer. xxxi, 15-17. Thus saith the Luke if, 27, 28. 38. And he (Simeon] whom was born Jesus, who is LORD, A voice was beard in Racame by the Spirit into the temple: tions from Abraham to David are weeping, Rachel weeping for her

So all the genera-mah, lamentation, and bitter and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him fourteen generations; and from children, refused to be comforted after the custom of the law. Then David, until the carrying away for her children, because they took he him up in his arms, and

into Babylon are fourteen genera- were not. Thus saith the LORD, blessed God. ... And she (Anna] tions; and from the carrying away Refrain thy voice from weeping; coming in that instant, gave

into 'Babylon unto Christ are and thine eyes from tears: for thy thanks likewise unto the Lord, fourteen generations.

work shall be rewarded, saith the and spake of him to all them Luke i, 54, 55, 72, 73. He hath LORD; and they shall come again that looked for redemption in holpen his servant' Israel, in re- from the land of the enemy. And Jerusalem.

membrance of his mercy; As he there is hope in thine end, saith

spake to our fathers, to Abraham, the LORD, that thy children shall DESCENT OF JESUS FROM and to his seed for ever. To per come again tu their own border. ABRAHAM, THROUGH ISAAC,

form the mercy promised to our

fathers, and to remember his holy JACOB, JUDAH, AND DAVID.

covenant. The oath which he Matth. 11, 7, 8, 16 -- 18. Then Gen. xxii, 18. And in thy seed sware to our father Abraham. Herod, when he had privily shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast

Rom. ix, 7. Neither, because them diligently what time the

called the wise men, enquired of they are the seed of Abraham, star appeared. And he sent them obeyed my voice. Gen. xlix, 10. The sceptre shall shall thy seed be called.

are they all children; but, In Isaac to Bethlehem, and said, Go and not depart from Judah, nor a law

search diligently for the young giver from between his feet, until Gal. iii, 16. .... And to thy child; and when ye have found him, Shiloh come. .... seed which is Christ.

bring me word again, that I may Isa. xi, 1, 10. And there shall

come and worship him also. Then come forth a rod out of the stem

The Sox or DAVID.

Herod, when he saw that he was of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow

mocked of the wise men, was

Jer. xxiii, 5. Behold, the days out of his roots. And in that day come, saith the Lord, that I will exceeding wroth, and sent forth, there shall be a root of Jesse, raise unto David & righteous which shall stand for an eusign of Branch, and a King shall reign coasts thereof, from two years old

were in Bethlehem, and in all the the people.

and prosper, and shall execute
judgment and justice in the earth. which be had diligently enquired

and under, according to the timno "Matth. I, 1-17. The book of the

of the wise men. Then was fulgeneration of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

Matth. xii,23. And all the people Jeremy the prophet, saying, in

filled that which was spoken by Abraham begat Isaac, and Isaac were amazed, and said, Is not this Rama was there a voice heard, begat Jacob, and Jacob begut the son of David?

lamentation, and weeping, and Judas and his bretliren. Aud Matth. xv, 22. And, behold, a great mourning, Rachel weeping Judas begat Phares and Zara of woman of Canaan came out of the for her children, and would not Thamar, and Phares begat Esrom. same coasts, and cried unto him, be comforted, because they are and Esrom begat Aram, And saying, Have mercy on me, 0 not. Aram begat Aminadab, and Aml- Lord, thou son of David. ..... madab begat Naasson, and Naagson begat Salmon, And Salmon tudes that went before, and that Matth. xxi, 9. And the multi.


Hosea xi, 1. When Israel was a begat Booz of Rocbab, and Booz begat Obed of Ruth, and Obed followed, cried, saying, Hosanna child, then I loved him, and called begat Jesse, And Jesse begat that cometh in the name of the

to the son of David: Blessed is he my son out of Egypt. David the king, and David the king begat Solomon of her that Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

Matth. il, 14, 15. When he arose, · had been the wife of Urias, And Mark xil, 35-37, And Jesiis an- he took the young child and his Solomon begat Roboam, and Ro- swered and said, while he taught mother by night, and departed boam begat Abia, and Abia begat in the temple, How say the into Egypt; And was there nntil Asa, And Asa begat Josaphat, scribes that Christ is the son of the death of Herod: that it might and Josaphat begat Joram, and David? For David himself said be fulfilled which was spoken of Joram begat Ozias, And 'Ozias by the Holy Ghost, the LORD the Lord by the prophet, saying, begat Joatham, aud Joatham be said to my Lord, Sit thou on my Out of Egypt have I called my gat Achaz, aud Achaz begat Eze- I right hand, till I make thino son.


2.-PROPHECY, AND ITS FUL- Acts fil, 22, 23. For Moses truly of vengeance of our God; to comFILMENT ABOUT HIS

said unto the fathers, A Prophet fort all that mourn; To appoint

shall the Lord your God raise up unto them that mourn in Zion, to CHARACTER.

unto you of your brethren, like give unto them beauty for ashes, HIS MEEKNESS.

unto me; him shall ye hear in all the oil of joy for mouruing, the Isa, xlii, 2, 3. He shall not cry, things whatsover he shall say unto garment of praise for the spirit of nor lift up, nor cause his voice to you. And it shall come to pass, heaviness; that they might be be heard in the street. A bruised that every soul, which will not hear called Trees of righteousness. The reed shall he not break, and the that Prophet, shall be destroyed planting of the Lord, that he might smoking flax shall he not quench: from among the people.

Le glorified. he shall bring forth judgment Acts vil, 37. This is that Moses unto truth.

which said unto the children of

Israel, A Prophet shall the Lord Luke iv, 18-21. The Spirit of the Matth. xi, 29, 30. Take my yoke your God raise up unto you of Lord is upon me, because he hath upon you, and learn of me; for I am your brethren, like unto me; him anointed me to preach the gospel meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall ye hear.

to the poor; he hath sent me shall find rest unto your souls.

to heal the broken-hearted, to For my yoke is easy, and my bur


preach deliverance to the captives, den is light.

Isa, lill, 4. Surely he hath borne blind, to set at liberty them that

and recovering of sight to the Matth. xii, 17, 19, 20. That it our griefs, and carried our sor

are bruised, To preach the acmight be fulfilled, which was rows; yet we did esteem him

And spoken by Esaias 'the prophet, stricken, smitten of God, and al- ceptable year of the Lord.

he closed the book, and he gave it saying, Ile shall not strive, nor dicted.

again to the minister, and sat cry; neither shall any man hear

down. And the eyes of all them his voice in the streets. A bruised

Matth. viii, 16, 17. When the even that were in the synagogue wero reed shall be not break, and was come, they brought unto him fastened on him. And he began smoking flax shall he not quench, many that were possessed with to say unto them, This day is this till he send forth judgment unto devils: and he cast out the spirits scripture fulfilled in your ears. victory.

with his word, and healed all that 1 Peter ii, 23. Who, when he were sick: That it might be ful- His WISDOM AND ELOQUENCE. was reviled, reviled not again; filled which was spoken by Esaias when he suffered, he threatened the prophet, saying, Himself took

Isa. xi, 2, 3. And the Spirit of not; but committed himself to him our infirmities, and bare our sick the LORD shall rest upon him, the that judgeth righteously.

spirit of wisdom and understand

ing, the spirit of counsel and IIIS ZEAL.

might, the spirit of knowledge, AS A SPEAKER OF PARABLES.

and of the fear of the LORD; And Ps. Isix, 9. For the zeal of thine

Ps. lxxviii, 2. I will open my shall make him of quick underhouse hath eaten me up; and the mouth in a parable: I will utter standing in the fear of the LORD: reproaches of them that reproach- dark sayings of old.

and he shall not judge after the ed thee are fallen upon me.

sight of his eyes, neither reprovo John il, 17. And his disciples things spake Jesus unto the mul

Matth. xiil, 34, 35. all these after the hearing of his ears. remembered that it was written, titude in parables; and without a Matth. xxii, 34, 46. But when the The zeal of thine house hath eaten parable spake he not unto them: Pharisees had heard that he had me up

That it might be fulflled which was put the Sadducees to silence, they

spoken by the prophet, saying, I were gathered together. And no 3.-PROPHECY AND ITS

will open my mouth in parables; I man was able to answer him a FULFILMENT ABOUT HIS will utter things which have been word; neither durst any man, from WORK.

kept secret from the foundation of that day forth, ask him any more the world,

questions. AS A PROPHET. Deut. xviii, 15-19. The LORD thy


Luke xiv, 6. And they could not God will raise up unto thee a

answer him again to these things. Prophet from the midst of thee; eousness in the great congrega

Ps. xl, 9. I have preached right

Luke xx, 26, 39, 40. And they of thy brethren, like unto me; unto tion: 1o, I have not refrained my could not take hold of his words

before the people : and they mar. to all that thou desiredst of the lips, O LORD, thou knowest. LORD thy God in Horeb, in the Isa. xi, 4. But with righteous yelled at his answer, and held day of the assembly, saying, Let ness shall he judge the poor, and their peace. Then certain of the me not hear again the voice of the reprove with equity for the meek scribes,

answering, said, Master,

thou hast well said, And after Lord my God, neither let me see of the earth.

that they durst not ask him any this great fire any more, that I die Isa. lix, 20. And the Redeemer not. And the LORD said unto me, shall come to Zion, and unto them

question at all. They have well spoken that which that turn from transgression in they have spoken. I will raise Jacob, saith the LORD.

COMMENCEMENT OF His them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and Lord God is upon me; because the Isa. Ixi, 1-3. The Spirit of the


Isa. ix, 1, 2. Nevertheless tho will put my words in his mouth; Lord hath anointed me to preach dimness shall not be such as was and he shall speak unto them all good tidings unto the meek: he in her vexation, when at the first that I shall coinmand him. And hath sent me to bind up the he lightly afllicted the land of ZeIt shall come to pass, that whoso-broken-hearted, to proclaim liber- bulun, and the land of Naphtall, ever will not hearken unto my ty to the captives, and the opening and afterward did more grievouswords, which be shall speak in of the prison to them that are ly afflict her by the way of the sea, my name, I will require it of him. bound; To proclaim the accept- beyond Jordan, in Galileo of the

able year of the LORD, and the day' nations. The people that walked


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