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eaten me up; and the reproaches of liness; and when we shall see him, them that reproached thee have there is no beauty that we should fallen upon me.

- 21. They gave desire him. He is despised and reme gall for my meat; and in my jected of men ; a man of sorrows, thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. and acquainted with grief; and we

Isa. 7: 14. Behold a virgin shall hid as it were our faces from him; conceive, and bear a son, and shall he was despised, and we esteemed call his name IMMANUEL.

him not.

Surely he hath borne 9: 6. For unto us a Child is born, our griefs, and carried our sorunto us a Son is given: and the gov- rows: yet we did esteem him strickernment shall be upon his shoulder: en, smitten of God, and afflicted. and his name shall be called Won- But he was wounded for our transderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, gressions, he was bruised for our inthe everlasting Father, the Prince of iquities: the chastisement of our Peace. Of the increase of his gov- peace was upon him ; and with his ernment and peace there shall be no stripes we are healed. All we, like end, upon the throne of David, and sheep, have gone astray ; we have upon his kingdom, to order it, and turned every one to his own way; to establish it with judgment and and the Lord hath laid on him the with justice from henceforth even iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, forever. The zeal of the Lord of and he was afflicted, yet he opened hosts will perform this.

not his mouth: he is brought as a 28:16. Therefore thus saith the lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep Lord God, behold, I lay in Zion for before her shearers is dumb, so he a foundation a stone, a tried stone, openeth not his mouth. He was taken a precious corner-stone, a sure foun- from prison and from judgment: and dation: he that believeth shall not who shall declare his generation? make haste. Judgment also will I for he was cut off out of the land of lay to the line, and righteousness to the living: for the transgression of the plummet.

my people was be stricken. And he 42: 1. Behold my servant, whom made his grave with the wicked, and I uphold ; mine elect, in whom my with the rich in his death ; because soul delighteth; I have put my spirit he had done no violence, neither was upon him: he shall bring forth judg- any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleasment to the Gentiles. He shall not ed the Lord to bruise him ; he hath cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice put him to grief: when thou shalt to be heard in the street. A bruised make his soul an offering for sin, he reed shall he not break, and the shall see his seed, he shall prolong smoking flax shall he not quench: his days, and the pleasure of the he shall bring forth judgment unto Lord shall prosper in his hand. He truth. He shall not fail nor be dis- shall see of the travail of his soul, couraged, till he have set judgment and shall be satisfied: by his knowlin the earth: and the isles shall wait edge shall my righteous servant jusfor his law. – 18. Behold, my ser- tify many; for he shall bear their vant shall deal prudently, ye shall iniquities. Therefore will I divide be exalted and extolled, and be very him a portion with the great, and he high. As many were astonished at shall divide the spoil with the strong; thee; his visage was so marred because he hath poured out his soul more than any man, and his form unto death: and he was numbered more than the sons of men: so shall with the transgressors ; and he bare he sprinkle many nations ; the kings the sin of many, and made intercesshall shut their mouths at him: for sion for the transgressors. that which had not been told them Jer. 23:5. Behold, the days come, shall they see ; and that which they saith the Lord, that I will raise unto had not heard shall they consider. David a righteous Branch, and a

King shall reign and prosper, and T 53:1. Who hath believed our re- shalt execute judgment and justice port? And to whom is the arm of in the earth. In his days Judah shall the LORD revealed ? for he shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safegrow up before him as a tender ly: and this is his name whereby he plant, and as a root out of a dry shall be called, The LORD our Rightground: he hath no form nor come eousness.

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33: 14. Behold, the days come, | tah, though thou be little among saith the LORD, that I will perform thousands of Judah, yet out of thee that good thing which I have promis- shall He come forth unto me that is ed unto the house of Israel and to the to be ruler in Israel ; whose goings house of Judah. In those days, and forth have been from of old, from evat that time, will I cause the Branch erlasting. Therefore will he give of righteousness to grow up unto Da- them up, until the time that she vid ; and he shall execute judgment which travaileth hath brought forth: and righteousness in the land. In then the remnant of his brethren those days shall Judah be saved, and shall return unto the children of IsJerusalem shall dwell safely: and rael. And he shall stand and feed in this is the name wherewith she shall the strength of the Lord, in the mabe called The Lord our Righteous- jesty of the name of the Lord his

God; and they shall abide: for now Dan. 2: 34. Thou sawest till that shall he be great unto the ends of the a stone was cut out without hands, earth. which smote the image upon his feet ZECH. 9: 9. Rejoice greatly, o that were of iron and clay, and brake daughter of Zion; shout, o daughthem to pieces. — 44. And in the ter of Jerusalem; behold, thy king days of these kings shall the God of cometh unto thee: he is just, and heaven set up a kingdom, which shall having salvation ; lowly, and riding never be destroyed: and the kingdom upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal shall not be left to other people, but of an ass. And I will cut off the it shall break in pieces and consume chariot from Ephraim, and the horse all these kingdoms, and it shall stand from Jerusalem, and the battle-bow forever.

shall be cut off: and he shall speak

peace unto the heathen: and his do1 9: 24. Seventy weeks are deter- minion shall be from sea even to sea, mined upon thy people and upon thy and from the river even to the ends holy city, finish the transgression, of the earth. As for thee also, by the and to make an end of sins, and to blood of thy covenant I have sent make reconciliation for iniquity, and forth thy prisoners out of the pit to bring in everlasting righteousness, wherein is no water. Turn you to and to seal up the vision and proph- the strong hold, ye prisoners of ecy, and to anoint the Most Holy. hope. Know therefore and understand, that

12: 10. And I will pour upon from the going forth of the command the house of David, and upon the ment to restore and to build Jerusa- inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit lem unto the Messiah, the Prince,shall of grace and of supplications: and be seven weeks, and threescore and they shall look upon me whom they two weeks: the street shall be built have pierced, and they shall mourn again, and the wall, even in troub- for him, as one mourneth for his lous times. And after threescore and only son, and shall be in bitterness two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, for him, as one that is in bitterness but not for himself: and the people for his first-born. In that day shall of the prince that shall come shall there be a great mourning in Jerudestroy the city and the sanctuary ; salem, as the mourning of Hadadrimand the end thereof shall be with a mon in the valley of Megiddon. flood, and unto the end of the war 13: 7. In that day there shall be a desolations are determined. And he fountain opened to the house of Dashall confirm the covenant with many vid and to the inhabitants of Jerusafor one week: and in the midst of lem, for sin and for uncleanness. the week he shall cause the sacrifice 7. Awake, O sword, against my and the oblation to cease, and for the shepherd, and against the man that overspreading of abominations he is my fellow, saith the Lord of shall make it desolate, even until hosts: smite the shepherd, and the the consummation, and that deter- sheep shall be scattered: and I will mined shall be poured upon the turn mine hand upon the little ones. desolate.

Mal. 3: 1. Behold, I will send Mic. 5:1. They shall smite the my messenger, and he shall prepare judge of Israel with a rod upon the the way before me: and the LORD, cheek. But thou, Bethlehem Ephra- | whom ye seek, shall suddenly come

to his temple, even the messenger Mark 16: 19. So then, after the of the covenant, whom ye delight Lord had spoken unto them, he was in: behold, he shall come, saith the received up into heaven, and sat on Lord of Hosts. But who may abide the right hand of God. And they the day of his coming ? and who went forth and preached everyshall stand when he appeareth ? for where, the Lord working with them he is like a refiner's fire, and like and confirming the word with signs fullers' soap: and he shall sit as a following. Amen. refiner and purifier of silver: and he Acts 5: 12. And by the hands of shall purify the sons of Levi, and the Apostles were many signs and purge them as gold and silver, that wonders wrought among the people. they inay offer unto the Lord an of - 14. And believers were the more fering in righteousness.

added to the Lord.

13: 9. Then Saul, (who also is called Paul) filled with the Holy

Ghost, set his eyes on him and said, § 3. PROVED BY MIRACLES. behold the hand of the Lord is upon

thee, and thou shalt be blind: not Ex. 4: 1. And Moses answered seeing the sun for a season. And and said, But, behold, they will not immediately there fell on him a mist believe me, nor hearken unto my and a darkness. Then the deputy, voice: for they will say, The Lord when he saw what was done, behath not appeared unto thee. And lieved, being astonished at the docthe Lord said unto him, what is trine of the Lord. that in thine hand ? and he said, a Mat. 11: 3. Art thou he that rod. And he said, cast it on the should come, or do we look for ground. And he cast it on the another? Jesus answered and said ground, and it became a serpent; unto them, Go, and show John and Moses fled from before it. And again those things which ye do hear the Lord said unto Moses, put forth and see; the blind receive their thine hand, and take it by the tail. sight, and the lame walk, the lepers And he put forth his hand, and are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the caught it, and it became a rod in his dead are raised up, and the poor hand: that they may believe that the have the gospel preached to them. Lord God of their fathers, the God 1 Kings 17: 23. And Elijah took of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the child and delivered him unto his the God of Jacob, hath appeared mother, and said, See, thy son livunto thee.

eth. And the woman said to Elijah, 6: 29. The LORD spake unto Mo- Now by this I know thou art a man ses, saying, I am the Lord (Jeho- of God, and that the word of the vah), speak thou unto Pharaoh, Lord in thy mouth is truth. king of Egypt, all that I say unto thee.

7: 2. Thou shalt speak all that I command thee. And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and will multiply my signs and my wonders in

CHAPTER II. the land of Egypt. – 5. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD (Jehovah) when I stretch A SUFFICIENT AND INFALLIBLE

GUIDE. forth my hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from ainong them.

The law of the Lord is perfect, convert14: 29. But the children of Israel

ing the soul. -- Ps. 19: 7. walked on dry land in the midst of the sea, and ... saw the Egyptians § 1. dead upon the sea shore. And Israel saw that great work which the Ps. 19: 7. The statutes of the Lord did upon the Egyptians; and Lord are right, rejoicing the heart. the people feared the LORD, and be- The commandments of the LORD Jieved ihe Lord, and his servant are pure, enlightening the eyes. Moses.

119: 89. Forever, 0 LORD, thy

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word is settled in heaven. Thy believed, ye were sealed with the faithfulness is unto all generations. Holy Spirit of Promise. — 96. I have seen an end of all perfection : but thy commandment is 1 2 Tim.1:10. Christ hath brought exceeding broad. Therefore I love life and immortality to light through thy commandments above gold ; the gospel. yea, above fine gold. Therefore Í John 12: 46. I am come a light esteem all thy precepts concerning into the world, that whosoever beall things to be right; and I hate lieveth in me should not abide in every false way. Thy testimonies darkness. are wonderful : therefore doth my 2 Tim. 3:15. The holy scripsoul keep them. The entrance of tures are able to make you wise thy words giveth light; it giveth unto salvation, through faith that is understanding unto the simple.- in Christ Jesus. 137. Righteous art thou, O Lord, John 6: 45. It is written in the and upright are thy judgments. Thy prophets, and they shall be all testimonies that thou hast com- taught of God.” Every man, theremanded are righteous and very fore, that hath heard, and hath faithful; my zeal hath consumed learned of the Father cometh unto me; because mine enemies have forgotten thy words. Thy word is 8: 58. And if any one hear my very pure: therefore thy servant words and believe not, I judge him loveth it. — 142. Thy righteousness not; for I came not to judge the is an everlasting righteousness, and world, but to save the world. He, thy law is the truth. Trouble and that rejecteth me and receiveth not anguish have taken hold on me : my words, hath one that judgeth yet thy commandments are my de- biin. The Word that I have spoken, lights. The righteousness of thy the same shall judge him at the last testimonies is everlasting : give me day. I know that his commandunderstanding, and I shall live.- ment is life everlasting. 160. Thy word is true from the be Ro, 10: 13. For whosoever shall ginning: and every one of thy righ- call on the name of the Lord shall teous judgments endureth forever. be saved. How then shall they call - 172. All thy commandments are on him in whom they have not berighteousness.

lieved ; and how shall they believe Deut. 4:8. What nation is there on him of whom they have not so great, that hath statutes and heard; and how shall they hear judgments so righteous, as all this without a preacher ? .. So then law, which I set before you this faith cometh by hearing, and hearday.

ing by the word of God. John 10: 35. The scripture can

Acts 17; 11. These were more not be broken.

noble than they of Thessalonica, in Mar 22: 29. Ye do err, not know that they received the word with all ing the scriptures, nor the power of readiness of mind, and searched the God.

scriptures daily, whether those Acts 17: 2. And Paul, as his things were so. nianner was, went in unto then, 2 Tim. 3: 16. All scripture ... is and three sabbath days reasoned profitable for doctrine, for reproof, with them out of the scriptures, for correction, for instruction in opening and alleging, that Christ righteousness; that the man of God must needs have suffered, and that may be perfect, thoroughly furnishthis Jesus, whom I preach unto you, ed for every good work. is Christ.

Dan. 10: 21. I will show thee 2 Cor. 10: 4. For the weapons of what is noted in the scripture of our warfare are not carnal but I truth. mighty, through God, to the pulling Isa. 8: 20. To'the law and to the down of strong holds.

testimony. If they speak not acEph. 1: 13. In whom ye also cording to this word, it is because trusted after that ye heard the word there is no truth in them. of truth, the gospel of your salva 2 Cor. 2: 15. For we are unto tion. In whom, also, after that ye God a sweet savor of Christ, both

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in them that are saved, and in them, than any two edged sword, piercing that perish. To the one we are a to the dividing asunder of savor of death unto death ; and to soul and spirit, and of the joints the other a savor of life unto life. and marrow; and is a discerner of And who is sufficient for these the thoughts and intents of the things ? For we are not as many heart. that corrupt the word of God; but J&. 1: 18. Of his own will beas of sincerity, but as of God, in gat he us with the word of truth. the sight of God, speak we in Christ. 2 Tim. 2: 9. The word of God is

not bound. II. Perfect in its adaptation to the heart.

III. Perfect in its appeals to the Rom. 1: 16. For I am not asham

sensibilities, or its sanctions. ed of the gospel of Christ ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to Isa. 5:1. Now will I sing to my every one that believeth.

well-beloved a song of my beloved 10: 17. Faith cometh by hearing, touching his vineyard. "My welland hearing by the word of God. beloved hath a vineyard in a very

1 Cor. 1: 18. For the preaching fruitful hill: and he fenced it, and of the cross is to them that perish gathered out the stones thereof, and foolishness; but unto us which be planted it with the choicest vine, saved it is the power of God. — 20. and built a tower in the midst of it, It pleased God by the foolishness of and also made a wine-press therein: preaching to save them that believe. and he looked that it should bring

2 Cor. 2: 4. Not handling the forth grapes, and it brought forth word of God deceitfully, but by wild grapes.” And now, O inhabmanifestation of the truth, com itants of Jerusalem, and men of mending ourselves to every man's Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt conscience in the sight of God. For me and my vineyard. What could if our gospel be hid, it is hid unto have been done more to my vinethem that are lost; in whom the yard, that I have not done in it? God of this world hath blinded the wherefore, when I looked that it minds of them that believe not, lest should bring forth grapes, brought the light of the glorious gospel of it forth wild grapes? Christ, who is the image of God, LUKE 7:31. Whereunto shall I should shine unto them.

liken the men of this generation ? John 17: 17. Sanctify them They are like unto children sitting through thy truth: thy word is trutb. in the market place and calling one

Ps. 19:8. The fear of the Lord is to another and saying, We have clean, enduring forever. The judg- piped unto you and ye have not ments of the Lord are true and danced; we have mourned unto righteous altogether. Moreover, you and ye have not wept. by them is thy servant warned, and Jer. 23: 29. Is not my word like in keeping of them there is great a fire, saith the Lord, and like a reward.

hammer, that breaketh the rock in 119: 50. Thy word hath quick- pieces? ened me.

67. Before I was afflicted, I went astray, but now have I kept thy word. -- 71. It is good for 1. Hope is addressed. me that I have been afflicted ; that I might learn thy statutes. The Deut. 7: 12. Wherefore it shall law of thy mouth is better unto me come to pass, if ye hearken to these than thousands of gold and silver. judgments, and keep, and do them,

– 75. I know, O Lord, that thy that the Lord thy God shall keep judgments are right, and that thou unto thee the covenant and the in faithfulness hast afflicted me. mercy which he sware unto thy

Eph. 6:17. Take the helmet of fathers: and he will love thee, and salvation, and sword of the Spirit, bless thee, and multiply thee: he which is the word of God.

will also bless the fruit of thy womb, HEB. 4: 12. For the word of God and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, is quick and powerful, and sharper and thy wine, and thine oil, the in

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