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In burnt offerings, &c. thou hast had brother, nor give to God a ransom no pleasure, &c.: . Sacrifices, .which for him : for the redemption of their can never take away sin.--Heb. X. 1 soul is precious, &c. that he should

6. 8. 11. xiii. 9, 10. Ps. x. :6, 7. still live for ever.-Ps. xlix. 7-9. Micah vi. 6,7.

1. Will the Lord be pleased with thouWhosoever shall keep the whole law, sands of rams, or with ten thousands and yet offend in one point, he is of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstguilty of all. For he who said, &c. born for my transgression? The fruit -James ii. 10, 11, .. of my body for the sin of my soul? • We are all as an unclean thing, and &c. Micah vi. 7. Heb. x. 5, 6. all our righteousness are as filthy rags. - Ye were not redeemed with cori Isa. lxiv. 6.

ruptible things, as silver and gold, · When ye shall have done all those &c.—1 Pet. i. 18. . things which are commanded you, say, He saw that there was no man, and Weareunprofitable servants; we have wondered that there was no interdone that which was our duty to do. cessor; therefore his arm brought Luke xvii. 10.,

salvation to him, &c. And the Re• If the ministration of death, written deemer shall come to Zion, &c.Isa. and engraven in stones, was glorious, lix. 16, 20. so that the children of Israel could not The year of my Redeemer is come: stedfastly behold the face of Moses, And I looked, and there was none to for the glory of his countenance, which help; therefore mine.own arm brought glory was to be done away, how shall salvation unto me, &c. Isa. Ixiii, 4, not the ministration of the Spirit be 5. Ps. Xcviii. 1-3. rather glorious ? For if the ministra- Then thou spakest in, vision to thy tion of condemnation be glory; much Holy One, and saidst, I have laid help more doth the ministration of righte: upon one who is mighty: I have exousness exceed in glory: for even alted one chosen out of the people, that which was made glorious, had &c.-Ps. Ixxxix. 19. no glory in this respect, by reason of Thus saith the Lord, Behold I lay the glory which excelleth : for, if that in Zion for a foundation, a stone, a which is done away was glorious, much tried stone, a precious corner-stone, more that which remaineth is glo- a sure foundation, &c.--Isa. xxyiii. rious.--2 Cor. iii. 7-11. .. . 16. 1 Pet. ii. 6.

This only would I learn of you, The glory of the Lord shall be reReceived ye the Spirit by the works vealed, and all flesh shall see it toof the law, or by the hearing of faith? gether, &c.- Isa. xl. 5. Luke üi. 4-6. Are ye so foolish : having begun in . Behold my servant, whom I uphold: the Spirit, are ye now made perfect mine elect, in whom my soul de by the flesh? &c.Gal. iii. 2, 3. 5. lighteth. I have put my spirit upon

him: he shall bring forth judgment . CHAP. V. in

to the Gentiles, &c. I the Lord have OF MAN'S SALVATION AND REDEMP

called thee in righteousness, &c. and TION: HOW IT CAME, AND BY WHAT

give thee for a covenant to the people':

for a light of the Gentiles ; to open MEANS.

the blind eyes ; to bring out the priFIRST, From God only, and no other, soners, &c.-Isa. xlii. 1.5.—7. xlix. 8. wise.

; I have raised him up, &c. He shall Waar is man, that thou shouldest let go my captives, not for a price magnify him, and that thou shouldest nor reward, saith the Lord.---Isa. xlv. set thine heart upon him? - Job vii. 13. 22. 17. Ps. viii. 4. cxliv. 3. Heb. ii. 6. I will bring near my righteousness;

None can by any means redeem his it shall not be afar off; and my sal

ration shall not tarry. and I will people, and hath raised up an born place salvation in Zion for Israel. of salvation for us in the house of his Isa. xlvi. 13. '. ' servant David; as he-spake by the

It is a light thing that thou shouldest mouth of his holy prophets, &c. that be my serýant, to raise up the tribes we should be saved from our enemies, of Jacob, and to restore the preseryed &c. To perform the mercy promised of Israel. I will also give thee for a to our fathers, and to remember his light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest boly covenant, &e, To give knowbe my salyation unto the end of the ledge of salvation unto his people, by earth, &c. That thou mayest say to the remission of their sins, through the prisoners, Go forth, &c.—Isa. the tender mercy of our God, wherexlix. 6. 9. Acts xiii. 46, 47. Isa. by the dayspring (or sunrising, or liv. 1, 2.

branch) from on high hath visited us : To whom is the arm of the Lord re- to give light, &c.-Luke i, 68—72, vealed ? For he shall grow up before 77-79. him as a tender plant, and as a root Mine eyes have seen thy salvation, out of a dry ground, &c.-Isa. liii. 1, 2. which thou hast prepared before the

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, face, of all, people; a light to lighten because the. Lord hath anointed me the Gentiles, &c.—Luke ii. 30-32. to preach good tidings unto the meek: God so loved the world, that he he hath sent me to bind up the broken gave his only begotten Son, that who, hearted, to proclaim liberty to the soeyer believeth in him should not captives, and the opening of the prison perish, &c, that the world through to them that are bound; to proclaim him might be saved, John iii, 16, 17, the acceptable year, &c. to comfort If thou knewest the gift of God, all that mourn, &c. --Isa. lxi. 1 3. and who it is that saith unto thee, · Saith the Lord, I will raise unto &c.-John iv, 10.

ini David a righteous Branch, &e. In his I came down from heaven, to do the days Judah shall be saved, and Israel will of him who sent me: and this is shalldwell safely: and this is his name, the Father's will, who hath sent me, whereby he shall be called, THE LORD That of all which he hath given me, OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, &C.-Jer. xxiii, I should lose nothing, &c. That 5, 6. Acts xiii. 23.

' every one who seeth the Son, and beO Israel, thou hast destroyed thy- lieveth on him, may have everlasting self, but in me is thine help.-Hosea life. John vi, 38-40. Heb. x, 7. xiii. 9.

John X. 36. · Bethlehem, &c. Out of thee shall Him, being delivered by the deter, he come forth unto me, that is to be minaté counsel and fore-knowledge of Ruler in Israel ; whose going, &e.- God, ye bave taken, &c.-Acts ii. 23, Micah v. 2.

Against thy holy child Jesus, whom · Behold, I will bring forth my servant, thou hast anointed, both Herod and the Branch.-Zech. iii. 8. vi. 12, 13. Pontius Pilate, &c. were gathered to

Behold, I will send my messenger, gether; for to do whatsoever thy hand &e. And the Lord, whom ye seek, and thy counsel determined before to shall suddenly come to his temple ; be done.--Acts iv. 27, 28. even the messenger of the covenant, 'Him hath God exalted with his right whom ye delight in; Behold, he shall hand, to be a Prince, and a Saviour. come, saith the Lord of hosts, &c. --Acts y. 31. Then shall the offerings of Judah and God commendeth his love towards Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord. ns, in that, while we were yet sinners, Mal, iii. 1.4. i

. Christ died for us, &e. The grace of · Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, God, and the gift by grace, &c.-Rom for he hath visited and redeemed his y. 8. 15, 16. Tit, iii. 4, 5. Heb. ii, 9,

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What the law could not do, &c. God to lie; we might have a strong God sending his own Son, &c. Spared consolation, who have fled for refuge not his own Son, but delivered him to lay hold upon the hope set before up for us.-Rom. viii, 3. 32.

us.--Heb. vi. 17, 18. All things are of God, who hath Blessed be God, who hath begotten reconciled us to himself, by Jesus. us again unto a lively hope, by Jesus 2 Cor. v. 18.

Christ. 1 Pet. i. 3. " Jesus Christ who gave himself, &c. according to the will of God, and our SECONDLY, Who is he by whom this Father.Gal. i. 3, 4.

Salvation is conveyed and wrought? m'God sent forth his Son, made of a John i. 17. Eph. iii, 8.-It is woman, made under the law, to re- Jesus Christ. deem them who were under the law, The law was given by Moses, but &c.-Gal. iv. 4, 5.

grace and truth came by Jesus Christ, Blessed be the God and Father of &c.--John i. 17. . our Lord Jesus, &c. who hath blessed Of which salvation the prophets us, &c. in Christ, and chosen us, have inquired, &c. the sufferings of adopted us, &c.—Eph. i. 3, &c. 1 Christ, and the glory that should Pet. i. 3, 4. **

follow.-1 Pet. i. 10, 11. 'God, who is rich in mercy, for his · And I will put enmity between thee great love wherewith he loved us, even and the woman, and between thy seed when we were dead in sins, hath and her seed: it shall bruise thy head, quickened us, &c. that in ages to come and thou shalt bruise his heel.-Gen. he might shew the exceeding riches iii. 15. of his grace, in kindness towards us, The Lord said unto Abram, &c. through Christ Jesus : for by grace And in thee shall all the families of are ye saved. Eph. ii. 4 8. üi. 9, the earth be blessed. Gen. xii. 1. 3. 10. Tit. iii. 4 6.

Abraham shall, &c. And all the God, &c. who hath saved us, &c. nations of the earth shall be blessed by grace, which he hath given ús in in him.-Gen. xviii. 18. Christ, &c.—2 Tim. i. 8-10.

The Lord said to Isaac, &c. In thy . What is man, that thou art mindful seed shall all the nations of the earth of him? or the son of man, that thou be blessed.-Gen. xxvi. 4. visitest him ?-Heb. ii. 6. Ps. viii. 4. The Lord said to Jacob, &c. And in • In this was manifest the love of thy seed shall all the families of the God towards us, because that God earth be blessed.-Gen. xxviii. 14. sent his only begotten Son into the The sceptre shall not depart from world, that we might live through him: Judah, nor a law-giver from between herein is love; not that we loved his feet, until Shiloh come ; and unto God, but that he loved us, and sent him shall the gathering of the people his Son to be the propitiation for our be. Binding his foal unto the vine, sins, &c. And we have seen, and do and his ass's .colt, &c.-Gen. xlix. testify that the Father sent the Son, 10, 11. the Saviour, &c.- John iv. 9, 10. · I know my redeemer liveth, &c.14. ii. 1.

Job xix. 25. And this is the record, that God All they that see me, laugh me to hath given to us eternal life, and this scorn, &c. He trusted on the Lord, life is in his Son.—1 John v. 11. - that he would deliver him. let him

God, willing more abundantly to deliver him, &c.-Ps. xxii. 7, 8. shew unto the heirs of promise the · He keepeth all his bones ; not one immutability of his counsel, confirmed of them is broken.-Ps. xxxiv. 20. it by an oath ; that by two immutable John xix. 33, 34. 36, 37. things, in which it was impossible for Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire, &c. Then said I, Lo I come, 1, 2. 6, 7. xlix. 6. 8, 9: Acts xiii. &c.-Ps. xl. 6-8. Heb. x. 5-7. · 47. Matt. xii. 18, 19.

Mine own familiar friend, in whom - The Lord hath given me the tongue I trusted, &c. hath lift up his heel of the learned, that I should know against me.-Ps. xli. 9. Matt. xxvi. how to speak a word in season, &c. 14, 15. 47. &c. Ps. lv. 12–14. I gave my back to the smiters, and

Thou hast ascended on high, led my cheeks, &c.-Isa. I. 4. 6. Matt, captivity captive, received gifts for xxvi. 67. men, &c.-Ps. lxviii. 18.

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Let thy hand be upon the man of me, because the Lord hath anointed thy right hand; upon the Son of man, me to preach good tidings, &c. to bind whom thou madest strong for thyself. up the broken-hearted, to proclaim -Ps. lxxx, 17.

liberty to the captives, and the openThe stone which the builders re- ing of the prison to them who are fused is become the head of the corner. bound, &c.- Isa. lxi. I, &c. Luke iv. -Ps. cxviii. 22. Acts iv. 11, 12. 17–21. Isa. xlv. 13. Isa. xxviii. 16. 1 Pet. ii. 6.

Who is this that cometh from Edom, The Lord possessed me in the be- with dyed garments ? &c. Mighty to ginning of his way, before his works save. Wherefore art thou red in apof old. I was set up from everlasting, parel, and thy garments like him that from the beginning, or ever the earth treadeth ? &c.-Isa. Ixiii. 1-3. was, &c. then I was by him, as one I will raise unto David a righteous brought up, and I was daily his delight, branch, &c. and in his days Judah rejoicing always before him, rejoicing shall be saved, &c. He shall be called, in the habitable part of his earth; and The LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.my delights were with the sons of Jer. xxiii. 5, 6. John i. 45. men.-Prov. viii. 22, 23-31.

I called my son out of Egypt, &c. The people who walked in darkness, Thou, Bethlehem, &c. out of thee shall have seen a great light: they who he come.--Hosea xi. 1. Micah v. 2. dwell in the land of the shadow of Matt, ii. 6. 15. death, upon them hath the light shined, I will shake all nations, and the &c. For unto us a Child is born, unto desire of all nations shall come, &c. us a Son is given, &c. Isa. ix. 2, 3. Hag. ii. 7. . 6. Matt. iv. 15, 16.

Behold the man whose name is the There shall be a root' of Jesse, Branch, and he shall grow up out of which shall stand for an ensign of the his place; and he shall build the temple people; to it shall the Gentiles, &c. of the Lord, &c.—Zech. vi. 12, 13. -Isa. xi. 1, 2. 10. lx. 1, &c.

Behold, thy king cometh ; he is Behold, a king shall reign, &c. a just, and having salvation; lowly, and man shall be a hiding place from the riding upon an ass, and upon a colt, wind.-Isa. xxxii. 1-3.

the foal of an ass, &c.--Zech. ix, 9. o Zion, who bringeth good tidings, Matt. xxi. 5, 7, 8. &c. Behold, the Lord shall come, &c. They weighed for my price thirty His arm shall rule for him, his reward pieces of silver, &c.--Zech. xi. 12, is with him, he shall feed his flock 13. Matt. xxyi. 15. like, &c.—Isa. xl. 9-11. lxii. 11. That which is conceived in her, is

Behold, my servant whom I uphold, of the Holy Ghost ;: and she shall &c. he shall bring forth judgment to bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call the Gentiles; he shall not cry, nor his name Jesus: for he shall save his lift up, &c.. I will give thee for a co- people from their sins.-Matt. i. 20, venant of the people, for a light of 21. xviii, 11. the Gentiles, to open the blind eyes, The Star directed the wise men unto to bring out the prisoners.--Isa. xlii. Jesus Matt, ii, 9-11. po

· The Spirit of God, like a dove, Moses in the law and the prophets lighting upon Jesus; and lo, a voice did write; Jesus, &c.—John í. 29, from heaven, saying, This is my be- 30. 34. 36. 41, 42, 45. , loved Son, in whom I am well pleased. As Moses lifted up the serpent, &c. Matt. iii. 16, 17..

. even so must the Son of man be lifted · John said unto him, Art thou he up; that whosoever believeth in him that should come? or do we look for should not perish, but have everlasting another? Jesus said, &c. Shew John life, &c. That the world through him &c. The blind receive their sight, &c. should be saved.- John iii. 14, 15. And blessed is he whosoever shall not 17. Numb. xxi. 8, 9. be offended in me, &c. For this is he .I know that Messias cometh, which of whom it is written, &c. Come unto is called Christ : when he is come, me, all ye that labour, &C.Matt. xi. he will tell us all things. Jesus saith 2-6.9, 10. 28, 29.

. unto her, I who speak unto thee am ... The voice out of the cloud said, he.-- John iv. 25, 26. Acts ix, 5. This is my beloved Son, in whom I xxii. 8. . am well pleased: hear ye him. The works that I do, bear witness Matt. xvii. 5.

of me, that the Father sent me, &c. And the angel said, &c. I bring you Ye will not come to me, that ye might good tidings of great joy, which shall have life. John v. 36. 40. . be to all people: for unto you is born Labour, &c. for that meat which this day in the city of David, a endureth unto everlasting life, which Saviour, which is Christ, the Lord. the Son of man shall give unto you : And this shall be a sign unto you; for him hath God the Father sealed, Ye shall find the babe wrapped in &c. · The bread of God, is he which swaddling clothes, lying in a manger, cometh down froin heaven, and giveth &c. Glory to God in the highest, and life unto the world, &c. And Jesus on earth peace, good-will towards said unto them, I am the bread of men, &c. Simeon to whom it was life: he that cometh to me, shall never revealed by the Holy Ghost, that he hunger, &c. I am the living bread should not see death, before he had which came down from heaven: if any seen the Lord's Christ, took up the man eat of this bread, he shall live child Jesus in his arms, and blessed for ever, &c. John vi. 27. 33. 35.51. God, and said, &c. For mine eyes When ye have lift up the Son of have seen thy salvation, &c. -- Luke man, then shall ye know that I am ii. 10_12. 14. 25, 26. 28. 30-32: hé, &c.-John viii. 28. 1 . n. 1:

They who are whole need not a Jesus said, Dost thou believe on physician, &c. I came not to call the the Son of God ?: 'He answered and righteous, büt sinners to repentanco. said, Who is he, Lord, that I might - Luke v. 31, 32:

believe on him? And Jesus said unto • Jesus said unto Zacchæus, This day him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is salvation come to this house, &c. is he who talketh with thee.-John For the Son of man is come to geek ix. 354437. and to save that which was lost. I am the door (said Jesus), by me Luke xix. 8-10. Matt. xviii. ll.: if any man enter in, he shall be saved, : John beeth Jesus coming unto him, &o. I am come that they may have and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, life, and that they may have it more which taketh away (or beareth) the abundantly, I am the good Shepsin of the world, &c. We have found herd, &c. I give unto them eternal the Messias ; which is (being inter- -life-John'x. 9-11. 15. 28. xiv. 6. preted) the Christ. And he brought", I came not to judge, &c. but to him to Jesus, &c. Philip saith to Na- save the world. John xii. 47... thanael, We have found him, of whom I have glorified thee on earth, I

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