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in the earth: a woman shall compass sworn with an oath to him, that of a man.-Jer. xxxi. 22.

the fruit of his loins, according to the They shall smite the judge of Is- flesh, he would raise up Christ, &c.rael with a rod upon the cheek.- Acts ii. 29, 30. Micah v. 1.

Concerning his Son Jesus Christ, The birth of Jesus Christ was on our Lord, who was made of the seed this wise, &c. Mary was found with of David, according to the flesh.child of the Holy Ghost, &c. She Rom. i. 3. 2 Tim. ii. 8. Rev. xxii. 16. had brought forth her first-born Son, God, sending his own Son in the and he called his name Jesus.—Matt. likeness of sinful flesh.-Rom. viii. 3. i. 18. 20. 23. 25.

Of whom, as concerning the flesh, Thou shalt conceive in thy womb, Christ came.-Rom. ix. 5. and bring forth a Son, and shalt call Ye know the grace of our Lord his name Jesus. That holy thing which Jesus Christ; that though he was shall be born of thee, shall be called rich, yet for your sakes he became the Son of God.-Luke i. 31. 35.

poor, &c.—2 Cor. viii. 9. He was tempted of the devil. Though he was crucified through Matt. iv. 1-9.

weakness, yet he liveth-2 Cor.xiii. 4. And Jesus said unto them, The God sent forth his Son, made of a foxes have holes, and the birds of the woman, made under the law.-Gal.iv. 4. air have nests : but the Son of man But made himself of no reputation, hath not where to lay his head. and took upon him the form of a serMatt. viii. 20.

vant, and was made in the likeness of Is not this the carpenter's son ? Is men; and being found in fashion as not his mother called Mary? and his a man, he humbled himself, and bebrethren James ? &c. And they were came obedient, &c.—Phil. ii. 7, 8. offended in him.-Matt. xiii. 55–57. Hath he reconciled, in the body of

The Son of man came not to be his flesh, through death, &c.—Col. i. ministered unto, but to minister.- 21, 22. Matt. xx. 28.

Great is the mystery of godliness : He rode upon an ass into the city of God was manifest in the flesh.-1 Jerusalem.-Matt. xxi. 2. 4. 7. Tim. iii. 16.

She brought forth her first-born Jesus, who was made a little lower Son, and wrapped him in swaddling than the angels, for the suffering of clothes, and laid him in a manger, death, &c. He who sanctifieth, and because there was no room for them they who are sanctified, are all of one ; in the inn, &c. He went down with for which cause he is not ashamed to them, &c. and was subject unto them: call them brethren, &c. As the chilBut his mother kept, &c.—Luke ii. dren are partakers of flesh and blood, 6,7.51.

he also himself likewise took part of And the Word was made flesh, and the same, that through death, &c. dwelt among us.-John i. 14. Verily, he took not on him the nature

Jesus therefore being wearied with of angels, but he took on him the seed his journey, sat thus on the well.- of Abraham ; wherefore, in all things John iv. 6.

it behoved him to be made like unto The bread that I will give, is my his brethren.-Heb. ii. 9. 11.14.16,17. flesh, which I will give for the life of Who, in the days of his flesh, when the world.-John vi. 51.

he had offered up prayers, &c. Though The high priest prophesied that he were a Son, yet learned he obeJesus should die, &c. and gather the dience, &c.-Heb. v. 7, 8. dispersed sons of God into one. John Sacrifice, &c. thou wouldest not; xi. 49, &c.

but a body hast thou prepared me, David, &c. knowing that God had &c. A new and living way, which he

hath consecrated (or made) for us, we are, yet without sin.Heb. iv. through the veil, that is to say, his 14, 15. v. 2. flesh.-Heb. x. 5. 20. Ps. xl. 6, 7. For every high priest taken from

Every spirit that confesseth that among men is ordained for men in Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is things pertaining unto God, that he of God; and every spirit which con- may offer, &c. Who can have comfesseth not that Jesus Christ is come passion on, (or can reasonably bear in the flesh, is not of God.- John with) the ignorant, and on thein who iv. 2, 3.

are out of the way, &c. And n man Many deceivers are entered into the taketh this honour to himself, but he world, who confess not that Jesus that is called of God, as was Aaron, Christ is come in the flesh.—2 John 7. So also Christ glorified not himself Sect. 111. He is made an High Priest. who said unto him, Thou art my Son,

to be made an High Priest : but he And I will raise me up a faithful priest, &c. Thou a Priest, &c.—Heb.v. 1-6. who shall do according to that which Hope, which we have as an anchor is in mine heart, and in my mind; of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and I will build him a sure house, and which entereth within the veil ; and he shall walk before mine anoint- whither the forerunner is for us ened for ever.—1 Sam. ii. 35.

tered; even Jesus, made an High The Lord hath sworn, and will not Priest for ever after the order of Melrepent, Thou art a Priest for ever, chisedec.—Heb. vi. 19, 20. after the order of Melchisedec.—Ps. For this Melchisedec, king of Sacx. 4. · Heb. v. 5, 6.

lem, priest of the most high God, &c. Thus saith the Lord, David shall having neither beginning of days, nor never want a man, &c. Neither shall end of life; but made like unto the the priests, the Levites, want a man Son of God, abideth a priest conbefore me, to offer, &c.—Jer. xxxiii. tinually. After the similitude of Mel17, 18.

chisedec there ariseth another Priest, . The man whose name is the BRANCH, who is made, not after the law of a &c. he shall be a Priest upon his carnal commandment, but after the throne; and, &c.—Zech. vi. 12, 13. power of an endless life: for he testifi

It behoved him in all things to be eth, Thou art a Priest forever after the made like his brethren, that he might order of Melchisedec. Not without be a merciful and faithful High Priest an oath, for those were made without in things pertaining to God, to make an oath, but this with an oath, by reconciliation for sins: for in that he him who said unto him, The Lord himself hath suffered, being tempted, sware, and will not repent, Thou art he is able to succour them who are a Priest, &c. And they truly were tempted.--Heb. ii. 17, 18. Luke iv. many priests because they were not 1-12.

suffered to continue, by reason of Consider the Apostle and High death; but this man because he conPriest of our profession, Christ Jesus, tinueth for ever, hath an unchangeable who was faithful to him that ap- priesthood (or which passeth not from pointed him; as also Moses, &c.— one to another), wherefore he is able Heb. iii. 1, 2.

to save them to the uttermost (or for Seeing then that we have a great evermore), who come unto God by High Priest, who is passed into the him, seeing he ever liveth to make heavens, Jesus the Son of God; let intercession for them. For such an us hold fast, &c. For we have not an High Priest became us, who is holy, High Priest, which cannot be touched &c. who needeth not daily, as those with the feeling of our infirmities : high priests, to offer, &c. for this he but was in all points tempted like as did once, when he offered up himself.

For the law maketh men high priests heart, and I am full of heaviness, &c. which have infirmity; but the word They gave me also gall for my meat, of the oath, which was since the law, and in my thirst they gave me vinegar maketh the Son who is consecrated to drink.-Ps. lxix. 7-9. 20, 21. (or perfected) for evermore. Heb. Matt. xxviii. 34. vii. 1. 3. 15–17. 20, 21, 23—28. Let thy hand be upon the man of

Now of the things which we have thy right hand, upon the Son of man, spoken, this is the sum: we have such &c.—Ps. lxxx. 17. an High Priest, who is set on the I gave my

back to the smiters, and right hand of the throne of the Ma- my cheeks to them that plucked off jesty in the heavens. A minister of the hair: I bid not my face from shame the sanctuary (or holy things) which and spitting.--Isa. 1. 6. Matt. xxvi, the Lord pitched, and not man. For 67, 68. Job xvi. 10. every high priest is ordained to offer He is despised and rejected of men, gifts and sacrifices, wherefore it is a man of sorrows, and acquainted with of necessity that this man should have grief, &c. Surely he hath borne our somewhat also to offer.--Heb. viii. griefs, and carried our sorrows : yet 143.

we did esteem him stricken, smitten But Christ being come an High of God, and afflicted: he was wounded Priest of good things to come by a for our transgressions; he was bruised greater and more perfect tabernacle, for our iniquities, the chastisement of &c.—Heb. ix. 11.

our peace was upon him, and with his Sect. iv. He offered himself as a &c. We have turned every one to

stripes (or bruises) we are healed, Sacrifice to God, suffered for the his own way, and the Lord hath laid Sins of Mankind, and so made on him the iniquity of us all (or he Peace through the shedding of his hath made the iniquity of us all to own Blood, by which he entered meet upon him). He was oppressed, into the Holiest for us.

he was afflicted, &c. he was taken I a worm, and no man, a reproach of from prison, and from judgment, &c. men, and despised of the people. All he was cut off out of the land of the they that see me, laugh me to scorn, living, for the transgression of my &c. and shake the head, saying, He people was he stricken (or was a trusted on the Lord, that he would stroke upon him). He made his grave deliver him: let him deliver him see- with the wicked, &c. It pleased the ing he delighted in him, &c. The as- Lord to bruise him; he hath put him sembly of the wicked have inclosed to grief: when thou shalt make his me; they pierced my hands and my soul an offering (or when his soul shall feet, &c. they part mygarments among make an offering) for sin, &c. He them, and cast lots upon my vesture. shall bear their iniquities, &c. He : -Ps. xxii. 6—8. 16. 18. Matt. xxvii. hath poured out his soul unto death ; 39_43. Ps. cix. 25.

and he was numbered with the transFalse witnesses are risen up against gressors; and he bare the sin of many, me, and such as breathe out cruelty. and made intercession for the trans- Ps. xxvii. 12. Matt. xxvi. 60, 61, gressors.-- Isa. liii. 3–12. Ps.cxvi.3.

For thy sake I have borne reproach, Luke xxii. 37. Matt. xxvii. 38. shame hath covered my face: I am Who is this that cometh from Edom, become a stranger unto my brethren, with dyed garments from Bozrah ? &c. an alien unto my mother's children: Wherefore art thou red in thine apfor the zeal of thine house hath eaten parel? &c. I have trodden the wine me up; and the reproaches of them press alone, and of the people there that reproach thee, are fallen upon was none with me.--Isa. lxiii. 1-3. me, &c. Reproach hath broken my Gen. xlix. 11.

Shall Messiah be cut off, but not The soldiers mocked him, they spit for himself, &c. and he shall confirm upon him, and smote him on the head, the covenant with many, &c. He &c. They gave him vinegar to drink, shall cause the sacrifice and oblation mingled with gall, &c. they crucified to cease.-Dan. ix. 26, 27.

him between two thieves, &c. they By the blood of thy covenant (or parted his garments, &c. He cried whose covenant is by blood) I have with loud voice, saying, My God! bent forth thy prisoners.--Zech. ix. 11. my God! why hast thou forsaken me?

What are these wounds in thine &c. Jesus, when he had cried again hands ? then he shall answer, Those with a loud voice, yielded up the with which I was wounded in the Ghost.--Matt. xxvii. 27-30. 34, 35. house of my friends. Awake, O sword, 46.50. John xix. 23, &c. Ps. lxix. 21. against my shepherd, and against the The Son of man came to give his man that is my fellow, saith the Lord life a ransom for many.--Mark X. 45. of hosts: smite the shepherd, &c. I have a baptism to be baptized Zech. xiii. 6, 7. Matt. xxvi. 31. with; and how am I straitened till it 47–49.

be accomplished !-Luke xii. 50. From that time forth began Jesus And being in an agony, he prayed to shew, &c. how that he must suffer more earnestly; and his sweat was as many things of the elders, &c. and be it were great drops of blood, falling killed, &c. When Peter had said, Be down to the ground.-Luke xxii. 44. it far from thee Lord; he turned, and Ought not Christ to have suffered said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, these things ? Thus it is written, and Satan, &c. thou savourest not the thus it behoved Christ to suffer, things that be of God, &c.—Matt. Luke xxiv. 26. 46. xyi. 21-23. Luke xvii. 25.

My flesh, which I will give for the Likewise also shall the Son of man life of the world.—John vi. 51. suffer of them, &c. the Son of man I lay down any life for the sheep, shall be betrayed into the hands of &c. I lay down my life, that I may men, and they shall kill him.-Matt. take it again, &c. no man taketh it xvii. 12. 22, 23. Acts iii. 13. 15. from me, but I lay it down of myself,

The Son of man shall be betrayed &c. - John X. 15. 17, 18. unto the chief priests, &c. and they It is expedient for us, that one man shall condemn him to death, and shall should die for the people, &c. He deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, prophesied that Jesus should die for and to scourge, and to crucify him. that nation; and not for that nation Matt. xx. 17-19. Luke xviii. 31 only, but, &c.—John xi. 50-52. 33. Acts x. 39.

Greater love hath no man than this, The chief priests, &c. assembled That a man lay down his life for his and consulted that they might take friends.-- John xv. 13. Jesus by subtilty and kill him. Jesus, The cup which my Father hath &c. began to be sorrowful and very given me, shall I not drink ?--John heavy: then saith he unto them, My soul xviii. 11. is exceeding sorrowful even unto death, Those things which God before had &c. Put up thy sword; thinkest thou shewed by the mouth of all his prothat I cannot now pray to my Father, phets, that Christ should suffer, he and he shall presently give me more hath so fulfilled.-Acts iii. 18. x. 38, than twelve legions of angels? But 39. xiii. 29. Gal. iii. 13. how then shall the scripture be ful The church of God, which he hath filled, that thus it must be? They purchased with his own blood.--Acts spit in his face, and buffetted him. xx. 28. Matt. xxvi. 3, 4. 37, 38. 52-54. 67. Jesus Christ whom God hath set John xii. 27. Mark xiv. 33, 34. forth to be a propitiation for sin,

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through faith in his blood.-Rom. iii. through sufferings, &c. that through 24, 25.

death he might destroy him that had Jesus, who was delivered for our the power of death; that is, the devil. offences.-Rom. iv. 24, 25.

-Heb. ii. 9, 10. 14. Christ died for the ungodly, &c. Though he were a Son, yet learned While we were yet sinners, Christ he obedience by the things which he died for us, &c. We were reconciled suffered.—Heb. v. 8. to God by the death of his Son. Who needed not daily, as those Rom. v. 6. 8. 10. 1 Thess. v. 10. high priests, to offer up sacrifice, &c.

God, sending his Son, &c. and for for this he did once, when he offered sin (or by a sacrifice for sins) con- up himself.--Heb. vii. 27. x. 26. demned sin in the flesh, &c. Who is Christ, being come, &c. by his own he that condemneth! It is Christ blood he entered in once into the that died.-Rom. viii. 3. 34.

holy place, &c. How much more We preach Christ crucified: unto shall the blood of Christ, who, through the Jews a stumbling block, &c.- the eternal Spirit, offered himself Cor..j. 23. ii. 2.

without spot to God, purge your conChrist, our Passover, is sacrificed science? &c. that by means of death, for us. -1 Cor. v. 7.

for the redemption of the transgresYe are bought with a price.- 1 Cor. sions, &c. Where a testament is, vi. 20.

there must also of necessity be the Christ died for our sins, according death of the testator. Neither the to the scriptures.-- 1 Cor. xv. 3. first testament was dedicated without

He hath made him to be sin for us, blood. And without shedding of who knew no sin.--2 Cor. v. 21. blood, is no remission. Nor yet that

Jesus Christ, who gave himself for he should offer himself often, &c. our sins, &c.--Gal. i. 3, 4.

But now once in the end of the world, The Son of God, &c. who gave hath he appeared, to put away sin by himself for me.-Gal. ii. 20.

the sacrifice of himself. Christ was Christ hath loved us, and hath given once offered, to bear the sins of many, himself for us, an offering and a sa- &c.--Heb. ix. 11, 12. 14–16. 18. 22. crifice to God, for a sweet smelling 25, 26. 28. Lev. xvi. 14, &c. savour, &c. Christ loved the church, We are sanctified through the ofand gave himself for it.--Eph. v. 2. 25. fering of the body of Christ once for

He became obedient unto death, all, &c. This man, after he had ofeven the death of the cross.-Phil. fered one sacrifice for sins, for ever ii. 8. Heb. xii. 2, 3.

sat down, &c. For by one offering We have redemption through his he hath perfected for ever them who blood, &c. having made peace through are sanctified, &c. To the blood of the blood of his cross, &c. hath he sprinkling, which speaketh better reconciled in the body of his flesh things than that of Abel.—Heb. X. through death.—Col. i. 14. 20.-22. 10. 12. 14. xii. 24.

The man Jesus Christ, who gave Jesus, also, that he might sanctify himself a ransom for all, &c.—1 Tim. the people with his own blood, suf6.

fered without the gate.-Heb. xiii. 13. His Son, who, &c. when he had by The Spirit of Christ, &c. when it himself purged our sins, &c.—Heb. testified beforehand the sufferings of i. 2, 3.

Christ. Ye were not redeemed with Jesus made, &c. for the suffering of silver and gold from your vain condeath, &c. that he, by the grace of versation received by, &c. but with God, should taste death for every the precious blood of Christ.-- 1 Pet. man: for it became him, &c. to make i. 11. 18, 19. the captain of their salvation perfect Christ also suffered for us, leaving

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