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Ταῦτα δὲ αὐτοῦ ἐνθυμηθέντος, ἰδοὺ, ἄγ γελος Κυρίου κατ ̓ ὄναρ ἐφάνη αὐτῷ, λέγων· Ἰωσὴφ υἱὸς Δαβίδ, μὴ φοβηθῆς παραλαβεῖν Μαριὰμ τὴν γυναῖκάσου· τὸ γὰς ἐν αὐτῇ γεννηθὲν ἐκ Πνεύματος ἐστὶν ἀγίου.


But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him bin a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her dis of the Holy Ghost. * Gr. begotten.

a See on second clause of ver. 10. ch. xviii.

bAnd when they were departed, behold the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. But when Herod was dead, behold an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph, in Egypt. But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judæa in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee, Matt. ii. 13. 19. 22. And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob; and I said, Here am I, Gen. xxxi. 11. But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night;-and God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thine heart, Gen. xx. 3. 6. In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, Ask what I shall give thee, 1 Kings iii. 5. And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions, Joel ii. 28.

© And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judæa, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem (because he was of the house and lineage of David), Luke ii. 4. And Jesus himself began

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to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli, which was the son of David, Luke iii. 23-31. Joseph of the house of David, i. 27. d See on last clause of ver. 18.

VER. 21.

Τεξεταὶ δὲ υἱὸν, καὶ καλέσεις τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ ΙΗΣΟΥΝ· αὐτὸς γὰρ σώσει τὸν λαὸν αὑτοῦ ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν αὑτῶν.

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name *JESUS; for he shall save his people from their sins. * that is, Saviour.

a See on last clause of ver. 18. b And behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus, Luke i. 31. And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb, ii. 21.


Let Israel hope in the LORD, for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption. And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities, Ps. cxxx. 7,8. AND in that day, thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away and thou comfortest me. Behold God is my salvation: I will trust, and not be afraid; for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation, Isa. xii. 1, 2. Tell ye, and bring them near: yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is none else, xlv. 21, 22. By his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities, liii. 11. In his days Judah shall be saved and Israel shall dwell safely; and this is the name whereby he shall be called,THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, Jer. xxiii. 6. See also xxxiii. 16. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you and I will take

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MATT. I. 21.

away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God. I will also save you from all your uncleannesses and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you, Ezek. xxxvi. 25~29. Seventy weeks are de termined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression: and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy, Dan. ix.


And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself, 26. Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion: shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee; he is just and having salvation: lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass, Zech. ix. 9. For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost, Matt. xviii. 11. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord, Luke ii. 10, 11. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord, iv. 18, 19. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost, xix. 10. The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world, John i. 29. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd the good shepherd giveth his

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life for the sheep, x. 9-11. come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world, xii. 46, 47. Unto you, first God having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities, Acts iii. 26. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved, iv. 12. Him hath God exalted with his right hand, to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins, v. 31. To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him, shall receive remission of sins, x. 43. Of this man's seed, hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus. Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: and by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses, xiii. 23. 38, 39. Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved: in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of his grace, Eph. i. 5-7. Husbands love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it: That he might sanctify and cleanse it by the washing of water by the word: That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish, v. 25—27. In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins, Col. i. 14. And having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth or things in heaven. And you that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled. In

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the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblamable, and unreprovable in his sight: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven, whereof I Paul am made a minister, i. 20 -23. Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works, Tit. ii. 14. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them, Heb. vii. 25. Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed, 1 Pet. ii. 24. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, iii. 18. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin, 1 John i. 7. I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you, for his name's sáke, ii. 12. And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin, iii. 5. And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first-begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood; and hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion, for ever and ever. Amen. Rev. i. 5, 6. And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said unto me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb, vii. 14.

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was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my Son, Matt. ii. 15. And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene, 23. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities and bare our sickness, viii. 17. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, xii. 17. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world, xiii. 35. Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying, Ezra i. 1. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled, Luke xxi. 22. And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms concerning me, xxiv. 44. If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the Scripture cannot be broken, John x. 35. That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their hearts; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, and be converted, and I should heal them, xii. 38-40. But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause, 15. 25. While I was yet with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of 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

VER. 22.

Τοῦτο δὲ ὅλον γέγονεν ἵνα πληρωθῇ τὸ ῥηθὲν ὑπὸ τοῦ Κυρίου διὰ τοῦ προφήτου, λέγοντος"

Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

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fulfilled which he spake, Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none, xviii. 9. They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it whose it shall be that the Scripture might be fulfilled which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things, therefore, the soldiers did, xix. 24. After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst, 28. For these things were done, that the Scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken. And again, another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced, 36, 37. But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled, Acts iii. 18. For they that dwell at Jerusalem and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets, which are read every sabbath-day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him. And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain. And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre, xiii. 27-29. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled, Rev. xvii. 17.

VER. 23.

ἰδοῦ, ἡ παρθένος ἐν γαστρὶ ἕξει, καὶ τέξεται υἱὸν, καὶ καλέσουσι τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ ̓ΕΜΜΑΝΟΥΗΛ· ὅ ἐστι μεθερμηνευόμενον, μεθ ̓ ἡμῶν ὁ Θεός.

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, ↳ God with us.

or, his name shall be called. Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel, Isa. vii. 14. And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel, viii. 8.

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bTeaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you, and lo, I am with you alway even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matt. xxviii. 20. The LORD of Hosts is with us, the God of Jacob is our refuge, Ps. xlvi. 7. And he shall pass through Judah, he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel. Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces. Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought: speak the word, and it shall not stand for God is with us, Isa. viii. 8-10. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace; of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice, from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of Hosts will perform this, ix. 6, 7. And the word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth, John i. 14. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God, xx. 28. Then spake the Lord to Paul, in the night, by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace ; for I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city, Acts xviii. 9, 10. Take heed the flock over which the Holy Ghost therefore unto yourselves, and to all hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood, xx. 28. Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; and declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead, Rom. i. 3, 4. Whose are the Father's, and of whom, as concerning the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for

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ever. Amen, ix. 5. To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them : and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation, 2 Cor. v. 19. And, without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory, 1 Tim. iii.16. Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ, Tit. ii. 13. But unto the Son, he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom, Heb. i. 8. Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us, through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ, 2 Pet. i. 1. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us, 1 John iii. 16. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life, v. 20.

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CHAP. II. 1.

ΤΟΥ δὲ Ἰησοῦ γεννηθέντος ἐν Βηθλεὲμ τῆς Ἰουδαίας, ἐν ἡμέραις Ἡρώδου τοῦ βασι λέως, ἰδοὺ, μάγοι ἀπὸ ἀνατολῶν παρεγένον το εἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα,

Now when a Jesus was born in Beth



lehem of Judea, in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

a And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judæa, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David :) to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her first-born son, and wrapped him in swaddling-clothes,and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn, Luke ii. 4—7.

And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judæa: for thus it is written by the prophet. Matt. ii. 5. But thou Bethlehem Ephratah though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel, whose goings forth have been from of unto you is born this day in the city old, from everlasting, Mic. v. 2. For of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us go now even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us, Luke ii. 11. 15. Hath not the Scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem where David was, John vii. 42.

e When Herod the king had heard these things he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him, Matt. ii. 3. But when Herod was dead, behold an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, 19. The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be, Gen. xlix. 10.

d And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the

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