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MATT. XI. 2, 3.

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plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna many that were blind be gave sight. to the Son of David : Blessed is he Then Jesus answering said unto them, that cometh in the name of the Lord; Go your way, and tell John what Hosanna in the highest: xXf, 5. 9. things ye have seen and heard; how And I will put enmity between thee that the blind see, the lame walk, the and the woman, and between thy seed lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, and her seed; it shall bruise thy head; the dead are raised, to the poor and thou shalt bruise his heel, Gen. the gospel is preached. And blessed iii. 15. And I will bless them that is he, whosoever shall not be offended bless thee, and curse him that curseth in me, Luke vii. 18—23.

thee : and in thee shall all families of Now when Jesus had heard that the earth be blessed, xii. S. The sceptre John was cast into prison, he depart- shall not depart from Judah, nor a ed into Galilee, Matt. iv. 12. For lawgiver from between his feet, until Herod had laid hold on John, and Shiloh come; and unto him shall the bound him, and put him in prison for gathering of the people be, xlix. 10. Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's I shall see him, but not now: I shall wife, xiv. 3. For Herod himself had behold him, but not nigh: there shall sent forth and laid hold upon John, come a Star out of Jacob, and a and bound him in prison for Herodias' Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and sake, his brother Philip's wife : for shall smite the corners of 'Moab, and he had married her. For John had destroy all the children of Sheth, said unto Herod, It is not lawful for Num. xxiv. 17. The LORD thy God thee to have thy brother's wife, Mark will raise up unto thee a Prophet from vi. 17, 18. But Herod the tetrarch, the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like being reproved by him for Herodias unto me; unto him ye shall hearken ; his brother Philip's wife, and for all According to all that thou desiredst of the evils which Herod had done, ad- the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day ded yet this above all, that he shut up of the assembly, saying, Let me not John in prison, Luke iii. 19, 20. For hear again the voice of the Lord my John was not yet cast into prison, God, neither let me see this great fire John iii. 24.

any more that I die not. And the VER. 3.

Lord said unto me, They have well Eine aütm. xù si o texóuevos, a itagov spoken that which they have spoken.

I will raise them up a Prophet from προσδοκώμεν; And said unto him, a Art thou he that and will put my words in his mouth;

among their brethren, like unto thee, should come, or do we look for another

and he shall speak unto them all that a Where is he that is born King of I shall command him, Deut. xviii. the Jews? for we have seen his star 15—18. The LORD said unto my in the east, and are come to worship Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until him. When Herod the king had heard I make thine enemies thy footstool. these things, he was troubled, and all The LORD shall send the rod of thy Jerusalem with him. And when he strength out of Zion : rule thou in the had gathered all the chief priests midst of thine enemies. Thy people and Scribes of the people together, he shall be willing in the day of thy power, demanded of them where Christ should in the beauties of holiness from the be bom. And they said unto him, In womb of the morning : thou hast the Bethlehem of Judæa : for thus it is dew of thy youth. The Lord hath written by the prophet, And thou sworn, and will not repent, Thou art Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art a priest for ever after the order of not the least among the princes of Melchizedek. The LORD at thy right Juda: for out of thee shall come a Go- hand shall strike through kings in the vemor, thatshall rule my people israel, day of his wrath, 1-5. ThereMatt. ii. 2–6. Tell ye the daughter fore the Lord himself shall give you of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conthee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, ceive, and bear a son, and shall call and a colt the foal of an ass. And his name Immanuel, Is. vii. 14. For the multitudes that went before, and I unto us a child is born, unto us a son

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MATT. XI. 3.

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is given: and the government shall be your old men shall dream dreams, upon his shoulder: and his name shall your young men shall see visions : And be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The also upon the servants and upon the mighty God, The everlasting Father, handmaids in those days will I pour The Prince of Peace. Of the increase out my Spirit. And I will shew wonof his government and peace there shall ders in the heavens and in the earth, be no end, upon the throne of David, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. and upon his kingdom, to order it, and The sun shall be turned into darkness, to establish it with judgment and with and the moon into blood, before the justice from henceforth even for ever. great and the terrible day of the The zeal of the Lord of hosts will LORD come. And it shall come to perform this, ix. 6, 7. Behold, the pass, that whosoever shall call on days come, saith the LORD, that I will the name of the LORD shall be deraise unto David a righteous Branch, livered: for in mount Zion and in Jeand a King shall reign and prosper, rusalem shall be deliverance, as the and shall execute judgment and jus- Lord hath said; and in the remnant tice in the earth. In his days Judah whom the LORD shall call, Joel ü. shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell 28—32. In that day will I raise up safely: and this is his name whereby the tabernacle of David that is fallen, he shall be called, The LORD OUR and close up the breaches thereof; RIGHTEOUSNESS, Jer. xxiii.5, 6. And and I will raise up his ruins, and I I will set up one shepherd over them, will build it as in the days of old : and he shall feed them, even my ser- That they may possess the remnant vant David; he shall feed them, and of Edom, and of all the heathen, he shall be their shepherd. And I the which are called by myname, saith the LORD will be their God, and my ser- Lord that doeth this, Am, ix. 11, 12. vant David a prince among them ; I And saviours shall come up on mount the Lord have spoken it, Ezek. xxxiv. Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and 23, 24. Seventy weeks are determined the kingdom shall be the Lord's, upon thy people and upon thy holy Obad. 21. But thou, Beth-lehem Ephcity, to finish the transgression, and ratah, though thou be little among the to make an end of sins, and to make thousands of Judah, yet out of thee reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring shall he come forth unto me that is to in everlasting righteousness, and to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth seal up the vision and prophecy, and hare been from of old, from everlasting, to anoint the most Holy. Know there- Mic. v. 2. And I will shake all nafore and understand, that from the tions, and the desire of all nations going forth of the commandment to shall come: and I will fill this house restore and to build Jerusalem unto with glory, saith the LORD of hosts, the Messiah the Prince shall be seven Hag.ii.7. Rejoice greatly, O daughter weeks, and threescore and two weeks: of Zion; shout, o daughter of Jerusathe streets shall be built again, and lem: behold, thy King cometh unto the wall, even in troublous times. thee: he is just, and having salvaAnd after threescore and two weeks tion; lowly, and riding upon an ass, shall Messiah be cut off, but not for and upon a colt the foal of an ass, himself: and the people of the prince Zech. ix. 9. Behold, I will send my that shall come shall destroy the city messenger, and he shall prepare the and the sanctuary; and the end there way before me: and the LORD, whom of shall be with a flood, and unto the ye seek, shall suddenly come to his end of the war desolations are de- temple, even the messenger of the termined, Dan. ix. 24–26. Afterward covenant, whom ye delight in : beshall the children of Israel return, and hold, he shall come, saith the LORD seek the LORD their God, and David of hosts, Mal. iii. 1. But unto you their king; and shall fear the LORD that fear my name shall the Sun of and his goodness in the latter days, Righteousness arise with healing in Hos. iii. 5. And it shall come to pass his wings; and ye shall go forth, and afterward, that I will pour out my grow up as calves of the stall, iv. 2. Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons The woman saith unto him, I know and your daughters shall prophesy, that Messias cometh, which is called

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MATT. XI. 3-5.

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Christ: when he is come, he will tell / a covenant of the people, for a light of us all things, John iv. 25. Then those the Gentiles; To open the blind eyes, men, when the had seen the miracle to bring out the prisoners from the that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth prison, and them that sit in darkness that propbet that should come into the out of the prison-house, xlii. 6,7. The world, vi. 14. And many of the people Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because believed on him, and said, When he hath anointed me to preach the Christ cometh, will he do more mi. Gospel to the poor; he hath sent me racles than these which this man hath to heal the broken-hearted, to preach done? vii. 31. Others said, This is deliverance to the captives, and rethe Christ. But some said, Shall covering of sight to the blind, to set Christ come out of Galilee? Hath not at liberty them that are bruised, Luke the Scripture said, That Christ cometh iv. 18. And in the same hour he cured of the seed of David, and out of the many of their intirmities and plagues, town of Bethlehem, where David and of evil spirits ; and unto many was? 41, 42.

that were blind he gave sight. Then VER. 4.

Jesus answering said unto them, Go Και αποκριθείς ο Ιησούς, είπεν αυτοίς» your way, and tell John what things Πορευθέντες απαγγείλατε 'Ιωάννη και ακούετε ye have seen and heard; how that και βλέπετε

the blind see, the lame walk, the Jesus answered and said unto them, Go lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the and shew John again those things which pel is preached, vii. 21, 22.

dead are raised, to the poor the Gosye do hear and see :

b And great multitudes came unto VER. 5.

him, having with them those that were Tupros ávanéTOUTI, xai xadol Tegimas lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many Tūri, dengoà rabazilortai, xai nopol others, and cast them down at Jesus' duocuri, rengar lysigortal, xal w taxoi feet; and he healed them : Insomuch ευαγγελίζονται:

that the multitude wondered, when The a blind receive their sight, band they saw the dumb to speak, the the lame walk, c the lepers are cleansed, maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, d and the deaf hear, e the dead ure raised and the blind to see: and they gloriup, 'and the poor have the Gospel preach-fied the God of Israel, Matt. xv. 30, ed to them.

31. And the blind and the lame came a And their eyes were opened ; and to him in the temple ; and he healed Jesus straitly charged them, saying, them, xxi. 14. And a certain man See that no man know it, Matt. ix.30. lame from his mother's womb was

The LORD openeth the eyes of the carried, whom they laid daily at the blind : the LORD raiseth them that gate of the temple which is called are bowed down: the Lord loveth Beautiful, to ask alms of them that the righteous, Psl. cxlvi. 8. And in entered into the temple; Who seeing that day shall the deaf hear the words Peter and John about to go into the of the book, and the eyes of the blind temple asked an alms. And Peter, shall see out of obscurity, and out of fastening his eyes upon him with John, darkness, Is. xxix. 18. Say to them said, Look on us. And he gave heed that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, unto them, expecting to receive somefear not; behold, your God will thing of them. Then Peter said, Silcome with vengeance, even God with ver and gold have 1 none; but such a recompence; he will come and save as I have give I thee: In the name of you. Then the eyes of the blind shall Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and be opened, and the ears of the deaf walk. And he took him by the right shall be unstopped. Then shall the hand, and lifted him up: and immelame man leap as an hart, and the diately his feet and ancle-bones retongue of the dumb sing : for in the ceived strength. And he leaping up wilderness shall waters break out, and stood, and walked, and entered with streams in the desert, xxxv. 4-6. I them into the temple, walking, and the LORD have called thee in righte- leaping,and praising God, Acts iii. 2-8. ousness, and will hold thine hand, c See on clause 2. ver. 2. chap. viii. and will keep thee, and give thee for • Bring forth the blind people that

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MATT. X1. 5,6.

A. D. 31. have eyes, and the deaf that have ears, ceptable year of the LORD, and the Is. xliii. 8. And were beyond measure day of vengeance of our God; to comastonished, saying, He hath done all fort all that mourn ; To appoint unto things well: he maketh both the deaf | them them that mourn in Zion, to give to hear, and the dumb to speak, Mark unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of vii. 37. When Jesus saw that the joy for mourning, the garment of praise people came running together, he re- for the spirit of heaviness; that they buked the foul spirit, saying unto him, might be called trees of righteousness, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge the planting of the LORD, that he thee, come out of him, and enter no might be glorified, Is. lxi. 1–3. For more into him, ix. 25.

all those things hath mine hand made, e He said unto them, Give place : and allthose things have been,saith the for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. LORD: but to this man will I look, And they laughed him to scorn. But even to him that is poor and of a contrite when the people were put forth, he spirit, and trembleth at my word, lxvi. went in, and took her by the hand, 2. And I will feed the flock of slaughand the maid arose, Matt

. ix. 24, 25. ter, even you, O poor of the flock. And And he came and touched the bier: I took unto me iwo staves; the one I and they that bare him stood still. called Beauty, and the other I called And he said, Young man, I say unto | Bands; and I fed the flock, Zech. xi. thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat 7. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, up, and began to speak. And he de- because he hath anointed me to preach livered him to his mother. And there the Gospel to the poor; he hath sent came a fear on all: and they glorified me to heal the broken-hearted, to God, saying, That a great prophet is preach deliverance to the captives, risen up among us ; and, That God and recovering of sight to the blind, hath visited his people, Luke vii. to set at liberty them that are bruised, 14–16. Then Jesus answering said Luke iv. 18. Hearken, my beloved breunto them, Go your way, and tell John thren, Hath not God chosen the poor what things ye have seen and heard; of this world rich in faith, and heirs how that the blind see, the lame walk, of the kingdom which he hath promisthe lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, ed to them that love him? Jam. ï.5. the dead are raised, to the poor the

VER. 6. Gospel is preached, 22. And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud

Και μακάριός έστιν δσ εαν μη σκανδαvoice, Lazarus, come forth. And he

λισθη εν εμοί. that was dead came forth, bound

And a blessed is he, b whosoever shall hand and foot with grave-clothes : and not be offended in me. his face was bound about with a nap a See on clause 1. ver. 3. chap. v. kin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose b Is not this the carpenter's son is him, and let him go, John xi. 43, 44. not his mother called Mary? and his

'Blessed are the poor in spirit: for brethren, James, and Joses, and Sitheir's is the kingdom of heaven, mon, and Judas? And his sisters, are Matt. v. 3. The meek shall eat and they not all with us? Whence then hath be satisfied: they shall praise the this man all these things ? And they Lord that seek him: your heart shall were offended in him. But Jesus said live for ever, Psl. xxii. 26. For he unto them, A prophet is not without shall deliver the needy when he crieth; honour, save in his own country, and the poor also, and him that hath no in his own house, Matt. xiii. 55--57, helper. He shall spare the poor and Then came his disciples, and said needy, and shall save the souls of the unto him, Knowest thou that the Phaneedy, lxxii. 12, 13. The Spirit of risees were offended, after they heard the Lord God is upon me; because this saying? But he answered and the Lord hath anointed me to preach said, Every plant, which my heavenly good tidings unto the meek ; he hath Father hath not planted, shall be sent me to bind up the broken heart- rooted up. Let them alone: they be ed, to proclaim liberty to the captives, blind leaders of the blind. And if and the opening of the prison to them the blind lead the blind, both shall that are bound ; To proclaim the ac fall into the ditch, xv. 12-14. Woe

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A. D. 31. unto the world because of offences! for is the Christ. But some said, Shall it must needs he that offences come; Christ come out of Galilee? Hath not but woe to that man by whom the of the Scripture said, That Christ cometh fence cometh ! xviii. 7. And then of the seed of David, and out of the shall many be offended, and shall be town of Bethlehem, where David was? tray one another, and shall hate one vii. 41, 42. Wherefore ? Because they another, xxiv. 10. Then saith Jesus sought it not by faith, but as it were by unto them, All ye shall be offended the works of the law. For they stumbecause of me this night: for it is bled at that stumbling stone; As it is written, I will smite the shepherd, written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumand the sheep of the flock shall be bling-stone and rock of offence : and scattered abroad, xxvi. 31. And he whosoever believeth on him shall not shall be for a sanctuary ; but for a be ashamed, Rom. ix. 32, 33. But we stone of stumbling and for a rock of preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews offence to both the houses of Israel, astumbling-block, and unto the Greeks for a gin and for a snare to the inha- foolishness, 1 Cor. i. 23. But the nahabitants of Jerusalem. And many tural man receiveth not the things of among them shall stumble, and fall, the Spirit of God: for they are fooland be broken, and be snared, and be ishness unto him: neither can he taken, Is. viii. 14, 15. And Simeon know them, because they are spiritualblessed them, and said unto Mary his ly discerned, ii. 14. And I, brethren, mother, Behold, this child is set for if I yet preach circumcision, why do the fall and rising again of many in I yet suffer persecution ? then is the Israel ; and for a sign which shall be offence of the cross ceased, Gal. v. 11. spoken against, Luke ii. 34. And he And a stone of stumbling, and a rock said unto them, Ye will surely say of offence, even to them which stumble unto me this proverb, Physician, heal at the word being disobedient: wherethyself: whatsoever we have heard unto also they were appointed, 1 Pet.. done in Capernaum, do also here in ii. 8. thy country. And he said, Verily I

VER. 7. say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country. But I tell you of

Τούτων δε σορευομένων, ήρξατο ο Ισούς a truth, many widows were in Israel λέγειν τοις όχλοις σερί Ιαάννουτιεξήλθετε in the days of Elias, when the hea- εις την έρημον θεάσασθαι; κάλαμον υπό ven was shut up three years and ανέμου σαλευόμενον; ; six months, when great famine was And as they departed, Jesus began to throughout all the land ; But unto say unto the multitudes concerning

John, none of them was Elias sent, save un

a What went ye out into the wilderness to to Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a wo. see? b A reed shaken with the wind ? man that was a widow. And many a The voice of one crying in the willepers were in Israel in the time of derness, Prepare ye the way of the Eliseus the prophet; and none of them Lord, make his paths straight. John was cleansed, saving Naaman the did baptize in the wilderness, and Syrian. And all they in the syna- preach the baptism of repentance for gogue, when they heard these things, the remission of sins. And there went were filled with wrath, And rose up, out unto him all the land of Judæa, and and thrust him out of the city, and they of Jerusalem, and were all bapti. led him unto the brow of the bill zed of him in the river of Jordan, conwhereon their city was built, that they fessing their sins, Mark i. 3—5. And might cast him down headlong, iv. 23 when the messengers of John were de--29. Many therefore of his disciples, parted, he began to speak unto the peowhen they had heard this, said, This ple concerning John, What went ye out is an hard saying; who can hear it? into the wilderness for to see ? A reed When Jesus knew in himself that his shaken with the wind? But what went disciples murmured at it, he said unto ye out for to see ? A man clothed in them, Doth this offend you? John vi. soft raiment? Behold, they which are 60, 61. From that time many of his gorgeously apparelled, and live delidisciples went back, and walked no cately, are in kings' courts. But what more with him, 66. Others said, This I went ye out for to see ? A prophet?

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