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and Sarah shall have a Son, Rom. | Israel which are of Israel, Rom. ix. ix. 7-9.

146. Brethren, my heart's desire And the children struggled to- and prayer to God for Israel is, that gether within her; and she said, If it they might be saved. For I bear be so, why am I thus ? and she went them record that they have a zeal of to enquire of the LORD, Gen. xxv. 22. God, but not according to knowledge. And Isaac loved Esau, because he did For they being ignorant of God's eat of his venison : but Rebekah loved righteousness, and going about to Jacob, 28. And make me savoury establish their own righteousness, meat, such as I love, and bring it to have not submitted themselves unto me, that I may eat; that my soul the righteousness of God, x. 1–3. may bless thee before I die. And I have planted, Apollos watered; but Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and God gave the increase, 1 Cor. ii. 6. said, Who? where is he that hath For it is God which worketh in you taken venison, and brought it me, and both to will and to do of his good I have eaten of all before thou camest, pleasure, Phil. ü. 13. Of his own and have blessed him? yea, and he will begat he us with the word of shall be blessed, xxvii. 4.33. And truth, that we should be a kind of not only this; but when Rebekah first-fruits of his creatures, Jam. i. 18. also had conceived by one, even by e That which is born of the flesh is our father Isaac; (For the children flesh; and that which is born of the being not yet born, neither having Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I done any good or evil, that the pur- said unto thee, Ye must be born again. pose of God according to election The wind bloweth where it listeth, might stand, not of works, but of him and thou hearest the sound thereof, that calleth ;) It was said unto her, the but canst not tell whence it cometh, elder shall serve the younger. As it is and whither it goeth: so is every one written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau that is born of the Spirit, John ini.6-8. have I hated. What shall we say then? Not by works of righteousness which Is there unrighteousness with God? we have done, but according to his God forbid. For he saith to Moses, I mercy he saved us, by the washing of will have mercy on whom I will have regeneration, and renewing of the mercy, and I will have compassion on Holy Ghost, Tit. iii. 5. If ye know whom I will have compassion. So that he is righteous, ye know that then it is not of him that willeth, nor every one that doeth righteousness of him that runneth, but of God that is born of him, 1 John ü. 29. See also sheweth mercy, Rom. ix. 10-16. on clause 1. d Thy people shall be willing in the

VER. 14. day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the mom

Και ο λόγος σαρξ εγένετο και έσκήνωing: thou hast the dew of thy youth,

σεν εν ημϊν (και εθεασάμεθα την δόξαν Psal. c. 3. I say the truth in Christ, | αυτού, δόξαν ως μονογενούς παρά πατρός), Ilie not, my conscience also bearing πλήρης χάριτος και αληθείας. me witness in the Holy Ghost, That a And the Word was made flesh, and I bave great heaviness and continual dwelt among us, (band we behel his sorrow in my heart. For I could glory, the glory as of the only-begotten wish that myself were accursed from of the Father,) dfull of grace and trutha Christ for my brethren, my kins- a In the beginning was the Word, men according to the flesh : Who are and the Word was with God, and Israelites; to whom pertaineth the the Word was God, ver. 1. Thereadoption, and the glory, and the co-fore the LORD himself shall give venants, and the giving of the law, you a sign ; Behold, a virgin shall and the service of God, and the pro-conceive, and bear a son, and shall mises ; Whose are the fathers, and call his name Immanuel, Isa. vii. 14. of whom as concerning the flesh And Jacob begat Joseph the husband Christ came, who is over all, God of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, blessed for ever. Amen. Not as who is called Christ, Matt. i. 16. though the word of God hath taken But while he thought on these things, none effect. For they are not all behold, the angel of the Lord ap

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peared unto him in a dream, saying, death, even the death of the cross, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not Fhil. ii. 6–8. And without controto take unto thee Mary thy wife : for versy great is the mystery of godlithat which is conceived in her is of ness: God was manifest in the flesh, the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, forth a son, and thou shalt call his preached unto the Gentiles, believed name Jesus; for he shall save his on in the world, received up into people from their sins. Now all this glory, 1 Tim. iii. 16. Forasmuch then was done, that it might be fulfilled as the children are partakers of flesh which was spoken of the Lord by the and blood, he also himself likewise propbet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall took part of the same; that through be with child, and shall bring forth a death he might destroy him that bad son, and they shall call his name Em- the power of death, that is, the devil; manuel, which being interpreted is, And deliver them who through fear God with us,

20—23. And, behold, of death were all their lifetime subthou shalt conceive in thy womb, and ject to bondage. For verily he took bring forth a son, and shall call his not on him the nature of angels; but name Jesus. He shall be great, and he took on him the seed of Abraham. shall be called the Son of the Highest: Wherefore in all things it behoved and the Lord God shall give unto him him to be made like unto his brethren, the throne of his father David: and that he might be a merciful and faithhe shall reign over the house of Jacob ful High Priest in things pertaining for ever; and of his kingdom there to God, to make reconciliation for shall be no end. Then said Mary the sins of the people, Heb. ii. 14unto the angel, How shall this be, 17. Wherefore when he cometh into seeing I knew not a man? And the the world, he saith, Sacrifice and ofangel answered and said unto her, fering thou wouldest not, but a body The Holy Ghost shall come upon hast thou prepared me, x. 5. Brethren, thee, and the power of the Highest I write no new commandment unto shall overshadow thee : therefore you, but an old commandment which also that holy thing which shall be ye had from the inning. The old born of thee shall be called the Son commandment is the word which ye of God, Luke i. 31–35. For unto have beard from the beginning, 1 John you is born this day in the city of ii. 7. Hereby know ye the Spirit of David a Saviour, which is Christ the God: Every spirit that confesseth that Lord, ii. 11. Concerning his Son Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of Jesus Christ our Lord, which was God: And every spirit that confesseth made of the seed of David according not that Jesus Christ is come in the to the flesh; And declared to be the flesh is not of God: and this is that Son of God with power, according to spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have the Spirit of holiness, by the resur- heard that it should come; and rection from the dead, Rom. i. 3, 4. even now already it is in the world, Whose are the fathers, and of whom iv. 2, 3. See also on Matt. xvi. ver. as concerning the flesh Christ came, 13. clause 4. who is over all, God blessed for ever. • This beginning of miracles did Amen, ix. 5. The first man is of the Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and mani. earth, earthy: the second man is the fested forth his glory; and his disciLord from heaven, 1 Cor. xv. 47. ples believed on him, John ii. 11. JeBut when the fulness of the time was sus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, come, God sent forth his Son, made that, if thou wouldest believe, thou of a woman, made under the law, shouldest see the glory of God? xi. 10. Gal. iv. 4. Who, being in the form He hath blinded their eyes, and harof God, thought it not robbery to be dened their hearts; that they should equal with God : But made himself not see with their eyes, and underof no reputation, and took upon him stand with their hearts, and be conthe form of a servant, and was made verted, and I should heal them. These in the likeness of men : And being things said Esaias, when he saw his found in fashion as a man, he humbled glory, and spake of him, xii. 40, 41. himself, and became obedient unto Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so

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A. D. 26. long time with you, and yet hast thou not be confounded. Unto you therenot known me, Philip ? he that hath fore which believe he is precious : but seen me hath seen the Father: and unto them which be disobedient, the how sayest thou then, Shew us the stone which the builders disallowed, Father? xiv. 9. And the glory of the the same is made the head of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh corner, 1 Pet. ii. 4–7.

For he reshall see it together : for the mouth ceived from God the Father bonour of the LORD hath spoken it, Isa. xl. 5. and glory, when there came such a For he shall grow up before him as a voice to him from the excellent glory, tender plant, and as a root out of a dry This is my beloved Son, in whom I ground: he hath no form nor come- am well-pleased, 2 Pet. i. 17. liness; and when we shall see him, No man bath seen God at any there is no beauty that we should de- time; the only-begotten Son, which sire him, liii. 2. Arise, sbine ; for is in the bosom of the Father, he hath thy light is come, and the glory of the declared him, ver. 18. For God so lovLord is risen upon thee. For, be- 'ed the world, that he gave his only.behold, the darkness shall cover the gotten Son, that whosoever believeth earth, and gross darkness the people : in him should not perish, but have but the LORD shall arise upon thee, everlasting life, iii. 16. He that beand his glory shall be seen upon thee, lieveth on him is not condemned: but lx. 1, 2. And after six days Jesus he that believeth not is condemned taketh Peter, James, and John his already, because he hath not believed brother, and bringeth them up into an in the name of the only begotten Son high mountain apart, and was trans- of God, 18. In this was manifested figured before them : and his face did the love of God toward us, because shine as the sun, and his raiment was that God sent his only-begotten Son white as the light. And, behold, there into the world, that we might live appeared unto them Moses and Elias through him, 1 John iv. 9. See also talking with him. Then answered on Matt. xiv. ver. 33. clause 3. Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it d And of his fulness have all we is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, received, and grace for grace. For let us make here three tabernacles; the law was given by Moses, but grace one for thee, and one for Moses, and and truth came by Jesus Christ, ver. one for Elias. While ye yet spake, 16, 17. And he said unto me, My behold, a bright cloud overshadowed grace is sufficient for thee: for my them : and behold a voice out of the strength is made perfect in weakcloud, which said, This is my be- ness. Most gladly therefore will I loved Son, in whom I am well-pleased, rather glory in my infirmities, that hear ye him, Matt. xvii. 1-5. In the power of Christ may rest upon whom the god of this world hath me, 2 Cor. xii. 9. Unto me, who am blinded the minds of them which be- less than the least of all saints, is lieve not, lest the light of the glorious this grace given, that I should preach Gospel of Christ, who is the image of among the Gentiles the unsearchGod, should shine unto them, 2 Cor. able riches of Christ, Eph. iii. 8. May iv. 46. Wherefore holy brethren, be able to comprehend with all saints partakers of the heavenly calling, what is the breadth, and length, and consider the Apostle and High depth, and height; and to know the Priests of our profession, Christ Je- love of Christ, which passeth knowsus, Heb. iii. 1. To whom coming, as ledge, that ye might be filled with all unto a living stone, disallowed in the fulness of God, 18, 19. For it pleasdeed of men, but chosen of God, and ed the Father that in him should all ful. precious. Ye also, as lively stones, ness dwell, Col. i. 19. And the grace. are built up a spiritual house, an holy of our Lord was exceeding abundant priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacri- with faith and love which is in Christ fices, acceptable to God by Jesus Jesus. This is a faithful saying, and Christ. Wherefore also it is contained worthy of all acceptation, that Christ in the Scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion Jesus came into the world to save a chief corner-stone, elect, precious : sinners ; of whom am chief. How and he that believeth on him shall beit for this cause I obtained mercy,

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that in me first Jesus Christ might that is of the earth is earthly, and shew forth all long-suffering, for a speaketh of the earth: he that compattern to them which should here- eth from heaven is above all. And after believe on him to life everlast- what he hath seen and heard, that he ing, 1 Tim. i. 14–16.

testifieth; and no man receiveth his

testimony. He that hath received VER. 15.

his testimony bath set to his seal 'Iwárons pagrygei Tepi aŭrov, xal né- that God is true. For he whom God κραγε, λέγων· Ούτος ήν δν είπον· ο οπίσα hath sent speaketh the words of God: μου έρχόμενος, έμπροσθέν μου γέγονεν ότι for God giveth not the Spirit by meaπρώτος μού ήν. .

sure unto him. The Father loveth the John a bare witness of him, and cried, his hand. He that believeth on the

Son, and hath given all things into saying, This was he of whom I spake, Son hath everlasting life: and he that He that cometh after me is preferred be- believeth not the Son shall not see fore me : for bhe was before me.

life ; but the wrath of God abideth on a The same came for a witness, to him, John iii. 26–36. Ye sent unto bear witness of the Light, that all men John, and he bare witness unto the through him might believe. He was truth. But I receive not testimony not that Light, but was sent to bear from man : but these things I say, that witness of that Light, ver. 7, 8. The ye might saved. He was a bumnext day John seeth Jesus coming ing and a shining light : and ye were unto him, and saith, Behold the willing for a season to rejoice in his Lamb of God, which taketh away the light. But I have greater witness sin of the world. This is he of whom than that of John : for the works I said, After me cometh a man which which the Father hath given me to fiis preferred before me : for he was nish, the same works that I do, bear before me. And I knew him not: witness of me, that the Father hath but that he should be made manifest sent me, v. 33–36. I indeed baptize to Israel, therefore am I come bap- you with water unto repentance : but tizing with water. And John bare he that cometh after me is mightier record, saying, I saw the Spirit de- than I, whose shoes I am not worthy scending from heaven like a dove, to bear: he shall baptize you with and it abode upon him. And I knew the Holy Ghost, and with fire, Matt. him not: but he that sent me to bap- ii. 11. And preached, saying. There tize with water, the same said unto cometh one mightier than I after me, me, Upon whom thou shalt see the the latchet of whose shoes I am not worSpirit descending, and remaining on thy to stoop down and unloose, Marki. him, the same is he which baptizeth 7. John answered saying unto them with the Holy Ghost. And I saw and all, I indeed baptize you with water; bare record that this is the Son of but one mightier than I cometh, the God, 29-34. And they came unto latchet of whose shoes I am not worJohn, and said unto him, Rabbi, he thy to unloose : he shall baptize you that was with thee beyond Jordan, to with the Holy Ghost and with fire, whom thou barest witness, behold, Luke iii. 16. the same baptizeth, and all men come bIn the beginning was the Word, to him. John answered and said, and the Word was with God, and A man can receive nothing, except it the Word was God. The same was be given him from heaven. Ye your in the beginning with God, ver. 1, 2. selves bear me witness, that I said, I And I knew him not: but that he am not the Christ, but that I am sent should be made manifest to Israel, before him. He that hath the bride therefore am I come baptizing with is the bridegroom : but the friend of water, 31. Jesus said unto them, the bridegroom, which standeth and Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before heareth bim, rejoiceth greatly because Abraham wis, I am, viii. 58. And of the bridegroom's voice : this my joy now, O Father, glorify thou me with therefore is fulfilled. He must in thine own self with the glory which crease, but I must decrease. He that I had with thee before the world was, cometh from above is above all : be xvii. 5. The Lord possessed me in

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A. D. 26. the beginning of his way, before his self, except it abide in the vine ; no works of old, Prov. viii. 22. For unto more can ye, except ye abide in me. us a child is born, unto us a son is I am the vine, ye are the branches : given : and the government shall be He that abideth in me, and I in him, upon his shoulders : and his name the same bringeth forth much fruit : shall be called Wonderful, Counsel for without me ye can do nothing, lor, The mighty God, The everlasting John xv. 145. Í indeed baptize you Father, The Prince of Peace, Isa. ix. with water unto repentance: but he 6. But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, that cometh after me is mightier than though thou be little among the thou- I, whose shoes I am not worthy to sands of Judah, yet out of thee shall bear; he shall baptize you with the he come forth unto me, that is to be Holy Ghost, Matt. iii. 11. But John ruler in Israel; whose goings forth forbade him, saying, I have need to have been from ofold, from everlasting, be baptized of thee, and comest thou Mic. v. 2. Who, being in the form of to me? 14. For I will give you a God, thought it not robbery to be mouth and wisdom, which all your equal with God : But made himself adversaries shall not be able to gainof no reputation, and took upon him say nor resist, Luke xxi. 15. And the form of a servant, and was made when Peter saw it, he answered unto in the likeness of men, Phil. ii. 6,7. the people, Ye men of Israel, why And he is before all things, and by him marvel ye at this? or why look ye so all things consist, Col. i. 17. Jesus earnestly on us, as though by our own Christ the same yesterday, and to-day, power or holiness we had made this and for ever, Heb. xiii. 8. Saying, I am man to walk ? The God of Abraham, Alpha and Omega, the firstand the last: and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God and, What thou seest, write in a book, of our fathers, hath glorified his Son, and send it unto the seven churches Jesus ; whom ye delivered up, and dewhich are in Asia ; unto Ephesus, nied bim in the presence of Pilate, and unto Smyrna, and unto Perga- when he was determined to let him mos, and unto Thyatira, and unto go. But ye denied the Holy One Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and and the Just, and desired a murderer unto Laodicea, Rev. i. 11. And when to be granted unto you ; And killed I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. the Prince of Life, whom God bath And he laid his right hand upon me,

raised from the dead; whereof.we are saying unto me, Fear not; I am the witnesses. And his name through first and the last. I am he that faith in his name hath made this man liveth, and was dead; and behold, strong, whom ye see and know: yea, I am alive for evermore, Amen ; and the faith which is by him bath given have the keys of hell and of death, him this perfect soundness in the pre17, 18. And unto the angel of the sence of you all, Acts iii. 12—16. church in Smyma write ; These But ye are not in the flesh, but in the things saith the first and last, which Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God was dead, and is alive, ii. 8.

dwell in you. Now if any man have

not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of VER. 16.

his, Rom. viii. 9. I thank my God Και εκ του πληρώματος αυτού ήμεϊς | always στη your behalf, for the grace πάντες ελάβομεν, και χάριν αντί χάριτος"

of God which is given you by Jesus

Christ; That in every thing ye are enAnd a of his fulness have all we re- riched by him, in all utterance, and ceived, band grace for grace.

in all knowledge, 1 Cor. i. 4, 5. But a I am the true vine, and my Father unto every one of us is given grace is the husbandman. Every branch in according to the measure of the gift me that beareth not fruit he taketh of Christ. Wherefore he saith, When away: and every brunch that beareth he ascended up on high, he led capfruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring tivity captive, and gave gifts unto forth more fruit. Now ye are clean men. (Now that he ascendeth, what through the word which I have spoken is it but that he also descended first unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. into the lower parts of the earth ? He As the branch cannot bear fruit of it that descended is the same also that

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