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A. M. 4000. him. And he answered and said unto to be about thirty years of age, being them, What did Moses command you? (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, And they said, Moses suffered to write which was the son of Heli, which was a bill of divorcement; and to put her the son of David, Luke iii. 23–31. away, Mark x. 2-4.
Joseph of the house of David, i. 27. VER. 20.
See on last clause of ver. 18. Ταύτα δε αυτού ενθυμηθέντος, ιδού, άν
VER. 21. γελος Κυρίου κατ' όναρ εφάνη αυτώ, λέγων· Τεξεται δε υιόν, και καλέσεις το όνομα Ιωσήφ υιός Δαβίδ, μη φοβηθής παραλα- αυτού ΙΗΣΟΥΝ· αυτός γαρ σώσει τον λαόν βεϊν Μαριάμ την γυναίκα σου το γαρ εν αυ- αυτού άσο των αμαρτιών αυτών. τη γεννηθέν εκ Πνεύματος εστίν αγίου. And a she shall bring forth a son, and
But while he thought on these things, thou shalt call his name *Jesus; for behold, athe angel of the Lord appeared he shall save his people from their sins. unto him bin a dream, saying, Joseph,
* that is, Saviour. thou son of David, fear not to take unto a See on last clause of ver. 18. thee Mary thy wife: for that which is b And behold thou shalt conceive in * conceived in her dis of the Holy Ghost. thy womb, and bring forth a son, and . Gr. begotten.
shalt call his name Jesus, Luke i. 31. a See on second clause of er. 10. And when eight days were accomch. xviii.
plished for the circumcising of the b And when they were departed, child, his name was called Jesus, which bebold the angel of the Lord appeareth was so named of the angel before he to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, was conceived in the womb, ii. 21. and take the young child and his mo- · Let Israel hope in the Lord, for with ther, and flee into Egypt, and be thou the LORD there is mercy, and with him there until I bring thee word : for He- is plenteous redemption. And he shall rod will seek the young child to destroy redeem Israel from all his iniquities, him. But when Herod was dead, be- Ps. cxxx. 7,8. And in that day, thou hold an angel of the Lord appeareth shalt say, 0 LORD, I will praise thee : in a dream to Joseph, in Egypt. But though thou wast angry with me, thine when he heard that Archelaus did reign anger is turned away and thou comin Judæa in the room of his father He- fortest me. Behold God is my salrod, he was afraid to go thither : not. vation: I will trust, and not be afraid ; withstanding being warned of God for the Lord Jehovan is my strength in a dream, he turned aside into the and my song; he also is become my parts of Galilee, Matt. ii. 13. 19. 22. salvation, Isa. xii. 1,2. Tell ye, and And the angel of God spake unto me bring them near: yea, let them take in a dream, saying, Jacob; and I said, counsel together: who hath declared Here am I, Gen. xxxi. 11. But God this from ancient time? who hath told came to Abimelech in a dream by it from that time ? have not I the night;—and God said unto him in a Lord? and there is no God else bedream, Yea, I know that thou didst side me; a just God and a Saviour ; this in the integrity of thine heart, there is none beside me.
Look unto Gen. xx. 3. 6. In Gibeon the Lord me, and be ye saved, all the ends of appeared to Solomon in a dream by the earth ; for I am God, and there is night ; and God said, Ask what I none else, xlv. 21, 22. By his knowshall give thee, 1 Kings iii. 5. And ledge shall my righteous servant justify it shall come to pass afterward, that I many; for he shall bear their iniquiwill pour out my spirit upon all flesh; ties, liii. 11. In his days Judah shall and your sons and your daughters be saved and Israel shali dwell safely; shall prophesy, your old men shall and this is the name whereby he shali dream dreams, your young men shall be called,Tne Lordour RighteoUSsee visions, Joel ii. 28.
NESS, Jer. xxiii. 6. See also xxxiii. c And Joseph also went up from Ga- 16. Then will I sprinkle clean water lilee, out of the city of Nazareth into upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all Judæa, unto the city of David, which your filthiness, and from all your idols is called Bethlehem (because he was will I cleanse you. A new heart also of the house and lineage of David), will I give you, and a new spirit will Luke ii. 4. And Jesus himself began | I put within you : and I will take
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away the stony heart out of your flesh, | life for the sheep, x. 9–11.
I am and I will give you an heart of flesh. come a light into the world, that whoAnd I will put my spirit within you, soever believeth on me should not and cause you to walk in my statutes, abide in darkness. And if any man and ye shall keep my judgments, and hear my words, and believe not, I do them. And ye shall dwell in the judge him not: for I came not to judge land that I gave to your fathers; and the world, but to save the world, xii. ye shall be my people, and I will be | 46, 47. Unto you, first God having your God. I will also save you from raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to all your uncleannesses : and I will bless you, in turning away every one call for the corn, and will increase it, of you from his iniquities, Acts iii. 26. and lay no famine upon you, Ezek. Neither is there salvation in any other: xxxvi. 25–29. Seventy weeks are de. for there is none other name under termined upon thy people and upon thy heaven given among men, whereby we holy city, to finish the transgression : must be saved, iv. 12. Him hath God and to make an end of sins, and to exalted with his right hand, to be a make reconciliation for iniquity, and Prince and a Saviour, for to give reto bring in everlasting righteousness, pentance to Israel, and forgiveness of and to seal up the vision and prophecy, sins, v. 31. To him give all the proand to anoint the Most Holy, Dan. ix. phets witness, that through his name 24. And after threescore and two whosoever believeth in him, shall reweeks shall Messiah be cut off, but ceive remission of sins, 1. 43. Of not for himself, 26. Rejoice greatly, this man's seed, hath God according daughter of Zion: shout, o daughter to his promise raised unto Israel a Saof Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh viour, Jesus. Be it known unto you unto thee; he is just and having sal- therefore, men and brethren, that ration: lowly, and riding upon an ass, through this man is preached unto you and upon a colt the foal of an ass, the forgiveness of sins : and by him all Zech. ix. 9. For the Son of man is that believe are justified from all come to save that which was lost, things, from which ye could not be jusMatt. xviii. 11. And the angel said tified by the law of Moses, xiii. 23. unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I 38, 39. Having predestinated us unto bring you good tidings of great joy, the adoption of children by Jesus which shall be to all people. For unto Christ to himself, according to the you is bom this day, in the city of good pleasure of his will, to the praise David, a Saviour, which is Christ the of the glory of his grace, wherein he Lord, Luke ii. 10, 11. The Spirit of bath made us accepted in the beloved : the Lord is upon me, because he hath in whom we have redemption through anointed me to preach the gospel to his blood, the forgiveness of sins acthe poor; he hath sent me to heal cording to the riches of his grace, Eph. the broken-hearted, to preach deliver- i. 5-7. Husbands love your wives, ance to the captives, and recovering even as Christ also loved the church, of sight to the blind, to set at liberty and gave himself for it: That he might them that are bruised, to preach the sanctify and cleanse it by the washing acceptable year of the Lord, iv. 18, of water by the word : That he might 19. For the Son of man is come to seek present it to himself a glorious church, and to save that which was lost, xix. 10. not having spot or wrinkle, or any The next day John seeth Jesus coming such thing ; but that it should be unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb holy and without blemish, v. 25-27. of God, which taketh away the sins of In whom we have redemption through the world, John i. 29. I am the door : his blood, even the forgiveness of sins, by me if any man enter in, he shall be Col. i. 14. And having made peace saved, and shall go in and out, and through the blood of his cross, by him find pasture. The thief cometh not, to reconcile all things unto himself; but for to steal, and to kill, and to de- by him, I say, whether they be things stroy: I am come that they might in earth or things in heaven. And have life, and that they might have it you that were sometime alienated more abundantly. I am the good shep- and enemies in your mind by wicked herd : the good shepherd giveth his works, yet now hath he reconciled. In
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the body of his flesh through death, to was spoken of the Lord by the propresent you holy and unblamable, and phet, saying, Out of Egypt have I unreprovable in his sight: If ye con- called my Son, Matt. ii. 15. And he tinue in the faith grounded and settled, came and dwelt in a city called Nazaand be not moved away from the hope reth : that it might be fulfilled which of the gospel, which ye have heard, was spoken by the prophets, He shall and which was preached to every crea- be called a Nazarene, 23. That it ture which is under heaven, whereof might be fulfilled which was spoken I Paul am made a minister, i. 20 | by Esaias the prophet, saying, Him—23. Who gave himself for us, that self took our infirmities and bare he might redeem us from all iniquity, our sickness, viii. 17. That it might be and purify unto himself a peculiar fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias people, zealous of good works, Tit. ii. the prophet, saying, xii. 17. That it 14. Wherefore he is able also to save might be fulfilled which was spoken them to the uttermost that come unto by the prophet, saying, I will open my God by him, seeing he ever liveth to mouth in parables; I will utter things make intercession for them, Heb. vii. which have been kept secret from 25. Who his own self bare our sins the foundation of the world, xiii. 35. in his own body on the tree, that we, Now in the first year of Cyrus king of being dead to sins, should live unto Persia, that the word of the LORD by righteousness: by whose stripes ye the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulwere healed, 1 Pet. ii. 24. For Christ filled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of also hath once suffered for sins, the Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a just for the unjust, that he might bring proclamation throughout all his kingus to God, ii. 18. But if we walk in dom, and put it also in writing, saythe light, as he is in the light, we have ing, Ezra i. 1. For these be the fellowship one with another, and the days of vengeance, that all things blood of Jesus Christ his Son clean- which are written may be fulfilled, seth us from all sin, 1 Johni.7. I write Luke xxi. 22. And he said unto thefn, unto you, little children, because your These are the words which I spake sins are forgiven you, for his name's unto you while I was yet with you, sáke, ii. 12. And ye know that he that all things must be fulfilled which was manifested to take away our sins; were written in the law of Moses, and and in him is no sin, iii. 5. And from in the prophets, and in the Psalms Jesus Christ, who is the faithful wit concerning me, xxiv. 44. If he called ness, and the first-begotten of the dead, them gods, unto whom the word of and the prince of the kings of the God came, and the Scripture cannot earth. Unto him that loved us, and be broken, John x.35. That the saywashed us from our sins in his own ing of Esaias the prophet might be blood; and hath made us kings and fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who priests unto God and his Father; to hath believed our report? and to him be glory and dominion, for ever whom hath the arm of the Lord been and ever. Amen. Rev. i. 5, 6. And revealed? Therefore they could not I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. believe, because that Esaias said And he said unto me, These are they again, He hath blinded their eyes, which came out of great tribulation, and hardened their hearts ; that they and have washed their robes and should not see with their eyes, nor made them white in the blood of the understand with their hearts, and be Lamb, vii. 14.
converted, and I should heal them, VER. 22.
xii. 38–40. But this cometh to pass, Τούτο δε όλον γέγονεν ίνα πληρωθή το that the word might be fulfilled that ρηθέν υπό του Κυρίου δια του προφήτου,
is written in their law, They hated λέγοντος·
me without a cause, 15. 25. While
I was yet with them in the world, I Now all this was done, a that it might kept them in thy name: those that thou be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord garest me I have kept, and none of by the prophet, saying,
them is lost, but the son of perdition ; a And was there until the death of that the Scripture might be fulfilled, Herod; that it might be fulfilled which xvii. 12. That the saying might be
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fulfilled which he spake, Of them b Teaching them to observe all things which thou gavest me have I lost none, whatsoever I have commanded you, xviii. 9. They said therefore among and lo, I am with you alway even unto themselves, Let us not rend it, but the end of the world. Amen. Matt. cast lots for it whose it shall be : that xxviii. 20. The Lord of Hosts is with the Scripture might be fulfilled which us, the God of Jacob is our refuge, Ps. saith, They parted my raiment among xlvi. 7. And he shall pass through Juthem, and for my vesture they did dah, he shall overflow and go over, he cast lots. These things, therefore, shall reach even to the neck; and the the soldiers did, xix. 24. After this, stretching out of his wings shall fill the Jesus knowing that all things were breadth of thy land, O Immanuel. Asnow accomplished, that the Scrip- sociate yourselves, 0 ye people, and ye ture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst, shall be broken in pieces; and give 28. For these things were done, ear, all ye of far countries ; gird yourthat the Scripture should be fulfilled, selves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; A bone of him shall not be broken. gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken And again, another scripture saith, in pieces. Take counsel together, and They shall look on him whom they it shall come to nought: speak the pierced, 36, 37. But those things, word, and it shall not stand: for God which God before had shewed by the is with us, Isa. viii. 8—10. For unto us mouth of all his prophets, that Christ a child is born, unto us a son is given, should suffer, he bath so fulfilled, Acts and the government shall be upon his iii. 18. For they that dwell at Jeru-, shoulder : and his name shall be callsalem and their rulers, because they ed Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty knew him not, nor yet the voices of God, The Everlasting Father, The the prophets, which are read every Prince of Peace; of the increase of his sabbath-day, they have fulfilled them government and peace there shall be no in condemning him. And though they end, upon the throne of David, and found no cause of death in him, yet upon bis kingdom, to order it, and to desired they Pilate that he should be establish it with judgment and with slain. And when they had fulfilled justice, from henceforth even for ever. all that was written of him, they took The zeal of the LORD of Hosts will him down from the tree, and laid him perform this, ix. 6,7. And the word in a sepulchre, xiii. 27–29. For God was made flesh, and dwelt among us, hath put in their hearts to fulfil his (and we beheld his glory, the glory as will, and to agree, and give their of the only begotten of the Father,) full kingdom unto the beast, until the of grace and truth, John i. 14. And Words of God shall be fulfilled, Rev. | Thomas answered and said unto him, xvii. 17.
My Lord and my God, xx. 28. Then VER. 23.
spake the Lord to Paul, in the night, idoù, n. Fap Séves év yastpi itu, rad by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, Tigerai vià, xai xadécouri ró ovoua av- and hold not thy peace; for I am with του ΕΜΜΑΝΟΥΗΛ: 8 έστι μεθερμηνευό- thee, and no man shall set on thee to μενον, μεθ' ημών ο Θεός.
hurt thee : for I have much people in Behold, a a virgin shall be with child, this city, Acts xviii. 9, 10. Take heed and shall bring forth a son, und * they the flock over which the Holy Ghost
therefore unto yourselves, and to all shall call his name Emmanuel, which hath made you overseers, to feed the being interpreted is, God with us.
church of God, which he hath puror, his name shall be called.
chased with his own blood, xx. 28. a Therefore the Lord himself shall Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our give you a sign ; Behold a virgin shall Lord, which was made of the seed of conceive and bear a son, and shall call David according to the flesh; and dehis name Immanuel, Isa. vii. 14. And clared to be the Son of God with powhe shall pass through Judah; he shall er, according to the spirit of holiness, overflow and go over, he shall reach by the resurrection from the dead, Rom. even to the neck; and the stretching i: 3, 4. Whose are the Father's, and out of his wings shall fill the breadth of whom, as concerning the flesh, Christ of thy land, O Immanuel, viii. 8. came, who is over all, God blessed for
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CHAP. II. 1. was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their tres
ΤΟΥ δε Ιησού γεννηθέντος εν Βηθλεέμ passes unto them : and hath committed της Ιουδαίας, εν ημέραις Ηρώδου του βασιunto us the word of reconciliation, 2 λέως, ιδού, μάγοι από ανατολών παρεγένονCor. v. 19. And, without controversy,
το εις Ιεροσόλυμα, great is the mystery of godliness: God
Now when a Jesus was born in b Bethwas manifest in the filesh, justified in lehem of Judæa, in the days of Herod the Spirit, seen of angels, preached the king, behold, I there came wise men unto the Gentiles, believed on in the from the east to Jerusalem, world, received up into glory, 1 Tim. a And Joseph also went up from iii.16. Looking for that blessed hope, Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, and the glorious appearing of the great into Judæa, unto the city of David, God and our Saviour Jesus Christ, which is called Bethlehem ; (because Tit. ii. 13. But unto the Son, he saith, he was of the house and lineage of Thy throne, O God, is for ever and David :) to be taxed with Mary his ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the espoused wife, being great with child. sceptre of thy kingdom, Heb. i. 8. And so it was, that, while they were Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle there, the days were accomplished that of Jesus Christ, to them that have she should be delivered. And she obtained like precious faith with us, brought forth her first-born son, and through the righteousness of God and wrapped him in swaddling-clothes,and our Saviour Jesus Christ, 2 Pet. i. 1. laid him in a manger; because there Hereby perceive we the love of God, be- was no room for them in the inn, Luke cause he laid down his life for us, 1 John ii. 4-7. iii. 16. And we know that the Son of b And they said unto him, In BethGod is come, and hath given us an un- lehem of Judæa: for thus it is written derstanding, that we may know him by the prophet. Matt. ii. 5. But thou that is true, and we are in him that Bethlehem Ephratah though thou be is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. little among the thousands of Judah, This is the true God, and eternal life, yet out of thee shall he come forth v. 20.
unto me that is to be ruler in Israel, VER. 24.
whose goings forth have been from of Διεγερθείς δε ο Ιωσήφ από του ύπνου, unto you is born this day in the city
old, from everlasting, Mic. v. 2. For εποίησεν ως προσέταξεν αυτώ ο άγγελος | of David a Saviour, which is Christ Κυρίου, και παρέλαβε την γυναίκα αυτού.
the Lord. And it came to pass, as the Then Joseph, being raised from sleep, angels were gone away from them did as the angel of the Lord had bidden into heaven, the shepherds said one him, and took unto him his wife: to another, Let us go now even unto VER. 25.
Bethlehem, and see this thing which Και ουκ εγίνωσκεν αυτήν έως ου έτεκε is come to pass, which the Lord hath Tôr viờy aitis tör Te povrótonov xai iráneos made known unto us, Luke ii. 11. 15. το όνομα αυτού ΙΗΣΟΥΝ.
Hath not the Scripture said, That And knew her not till a she had brought and out of the town of Bethlehem
Christ cometh of the seed of David, forth her first-born son: band he called where David was, John vii. 42. his name JESUS.
c When Herod the king had heard a And she brought forth her first-born these things he was troubled, and all son, and wrapped him in swaddling Jerusalem with him, Matt. ii. 3. But clothes, and laid him in a manger; when Herod was dead, behold an anbecause there was no room for them gel of the Lord appeareth in a dream in the inn, Luke ii. 7.
to Joseph in Egypt, 19. The sceptre b And when eight days were accom- shall not depart from Judah, nor a plished for the circumcising of the lawgiver from between his feet, until child, his name was called Jesus, Shiloh come ; and unto him shall the gawhich was so named of the angel be- thering of the people be, Gen. xlix. 10. fore he was conceived in the womb, d And Solomon's wisdom excelled Luke ii. 21.
the wisdom of all the children of the