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take the young child and his mother,
and flee into Egypt, and be thou there
c until I bring thee word : d for Herod
will seek the young child to destroy him.
a See on clause 1, ver. 20. ch. i.
b But when they persecute you in
this city, flee ye into another: for ve-
rily I say unto you, Ye shall not have
gone over the cities of Israel, till the
Son of Man be come, Matt. x. 23.
And the woman fled into the wilder-

ness, where she hath a place prepared
of God, that they should feed her there
a thousand two hundred and threescore
days, Rev. xii. 6. And to the woman
were given two wings of a great eagle,
that she might fly into the wilderness,
into her place, where she is nourished
for a time, and times, and half a time,
from the face of the serpent, 14.

• But when Herod was dead, behold, | an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life, Matt. ii. 19, 20.

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Then Herod, a when he saw that he d Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, b was exwas mocked of the wise men, was ex- ceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew ceeding wroth, and sent forth, and all the children that were in Bethlehem, slew all the children that were in and in all the coasts thereof, from two Bethlehem, and in all the coasts there- years old and under, according to the of, from two years old and under, ac-time which he had diligently inquired of cording to the time which he had the wise men. diligently inquired of the wise men, Matt. ii. 16. And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive, Exod. i. 22. The same dealt subtilly with our kindred, and evil entreated our fathers, so that they cast out their young children, to the end they might not live, Acts vii. 19. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born, Rev. xii. 4.

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a That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice, Gen. xxxix. 14. And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me, 17. And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee, Num. xxii. 29. And Delilah said unto Samson, Behold, thou hast mocked me, and told me lies: now tell me, I pray thee, wherewith thou mightest be bound, Judg. xvi. 10. I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn, Job xii. 4.

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vier than them both. Wrath is cruel, | mourning. Thus his father wept for and anger is outrageous, Prov. xxvii. him, 33-35. And Jacob their fa 3, 4. Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage ther said unto them, Me have ye beand fury commanded to bring Shad-reaved of my children: Joseph is not, rach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then and Simeon is not, and ye will take they brought these men before the Benjamin away: all these things are king. Then was Nebuchadnezzar full against me, xlii. 36. But man dieth, of fury, and the form of his visage was and wasteth away: yea, man giveth changed against Shadrach, Meshach, up the ghost, and where is he? Job and Abednego: therefore he spake, and xiv. 10. commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated. And he com

manded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace, Dan. iii. 13. 19, 20.

Then Herod when he had privily called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appear ed, Matt. ii. 7.

VER. 17.

Τότε ἐπληρώθη τὸ ῥηθὲν ὑπὸ ̔Ιερεμίου τοῦ προφήτου, λέγοντος·

Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,

VER. 18.

Φωνὴ ἐν Ραμᾷ ἠκούσθη, θρῆνος καὶ κλαυθμὸς καὶ ὀδυρμὸς πολὺς, Ραχήλ κλαίουσα τὰ τέκνα αὐτῆς· καὶ οὐκ ἤθελε παρακληθῆναι, ὅτι οὐκ εἰσί.

In a Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and b would not be comforted, because they are not.

a Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not, Jer. xxxi. 15.

b And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not: and I, whither shall I go? Gen. xxxvii. 30. And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him: Jo

seph is without doubt rent in pieces. And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days. And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son

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VER. 19.

Τελευτήσαντος δὲ τοῦ Ἡρώδου, ἰδοὺ, ἄγε γελος Κυρίου κατ ̓ ὄναρ φαίνεται τῷ Ἰωσὴφ ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ,

But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,

VER. 20.

καὶ τὴν μητέρα αὐτοῦ, καὶ πορεύου εἰς γῆν Λέγων· Ἐγερθεὶς παράλαβε τὸ παιδίον Ἰσραήλ· τεθνήκασι γὰρ οἱ ζητοῦντες τὴν ψυχὴν τοῦ παιδίου.

Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: a for they are dead which sought the young child's life.

a And the LORD said unto Moses in the men are dead which sought thy Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for all life, Exod. iv. 19.

VER. 21.

'Ο δὲ ἐγερθεὶς παρέλαβε τὸ παιδίον καὶ τὴν μητέρα αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἦλθεν εἰς γῆν Ἰσραήλ.

child and his mother, and came into the And he arose, and took the young lund of Israel.

that God commanded him, so did he, a Thus did Noah; according to all Gen. vi. 22. By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an not knowing whither he went, Heb. inheritance, obeyed; and he went out,

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But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judæu in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to thigo ther: notwithstanding, being warned of

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God in a dream, a he turned aside into the parts of Galilee :

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thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see, John

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a Then cometh Jesus from Galileei. 45, 46. For we have found this to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of man a pestilent fellow, and a mover him, Matt. iii. 13. And when they of sedition among all the Jews had performed all things according to throughout the world, and a ringthe law of the Lord, they returned into leader of the sect of the Nazarenes, Galilee, to their own city Nazareth, Acts xxiv. 5. Luke ii. 39. Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee? 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. 41, 42. They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet, 52.

VER. 23.

Καὶ ἐλθὼν κατώκησεν εἰς πόλιν λεγομέτην Ναζαρέτ· ὅπως πληρωθῇ τὸ ῥηθὲν διὰ τῶν προφητῶν, ὅτι Ναζωραῖος κληθήσεται.

And he came and dwelt in a city called a Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, b He shall be called a Nazarene.

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They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth, John xviii. 5. 7. And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS, xix. 19. Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know, Acts ii. 22. And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth, Matt. xxvi. 71.

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Εν δὲ ταῖς ἡμέραις ἐκείναις παραγίνεται Ἰωάννης ὁ Βαπτιστὴς, κηρύσσων ἐν τῇ ἐρή τῆς Ἰουδαίας,

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In a those days b came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of

Judæa,

a Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Cæsar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judæa, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituræa and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene, Annas and Caiaphas being the High Priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness, Luke iii. 1, 2.

b Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he, Matt. xi. 11. And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him, xiv. 2. But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of Man suffer of them. Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist, xvii. 12, 13. The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; b He is despised and rejected of he will say unto us, Why did ye not men; a man of sorrows, and acquaint- then believe him? But if we shall ed with grief and we hid as it were say, of men; we fear the people; for our faces from him; he was despised, all hold John as a prophet, xxi. 25, and we esteemed him not, Isa. liii. S. 26. John did baptize in the wilderPhilip findeth Nathanael, and saithness, and preach the baptism of reunto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good

pentance for the remission of sins, Mark i. 4. But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead. For Herod himself had sent forth and

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the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord, Luke i. 13-17. And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways, 76. But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done, Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison, Luke iii. 19, 20. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light, John i. 6-8.

laid hold upon John, and bound him | the spirit and power of Elias, to turn in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her. For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife. Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not: For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly. And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birth-day made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee; And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod, and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee. And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom. And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist. And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist. And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her. And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought; and he went and beheaded him in the prison, And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother. And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb, vi. 16-29. But the angel said unto him, Fear not Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And thou

shalt have joy and gladness, and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in

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c The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field. Isa. xl. 3-6. And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose, Mark i. 7. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord, Luke i. 17.

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And saying, a Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

a From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand, Matt. iv. 17. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not

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sacrifice; for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance, ix. 13. Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not, xi. 20. The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here, xii. 41. He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him,xxi. 29-32. Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness, 1 Kings viii. 47. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes, Job xlii. 6. Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow, Isa. i. 16, 17. Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon, lv. 6, 7. O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee? Jer. iv. 14. Thus saith the Lord GOD; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations, Ezek. xiv. 6. Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD; and not that he should

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return from his ways, and live? xviii. 23. Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin. Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GoD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye, 30-32. Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel? xxxiii. 11. John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins, Mark i. 4. And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel, 15. And they went out, and preached that men should repent, vi. 12. And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins, Luke iii. 3. And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilæans were sinners above all the Galilæans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish, xiii. 2, 3. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance, xv. 7. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth, 10. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent, xvi. 30. And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem, xxiv. 47. Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, Acts ii. 38. Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of

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