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take the young child and his mother,

VER. 15. and tiee into Egypt, and be thou there Και ήν εκεί έως της τελευτής Ηρώδου: Cuntil I bring thee word : d for Herod iva ingutñ tò pobèy ÜTrò TOŨ Kugiou did will seek the young child to destroy him. του προφήτου, λέγοντας: 'Εξ Αιγύπτου εκάa See on clause 1, ver. 20. ch. i.

λεσα τον υιόν μου. b But when they persecute you in And was there a until the death of this city, flee ye into another: for ve- Herod : b that it might be fulfilled which rily I say unto you, Ye shall not have was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, gone over the cities of Israel, till the saying, Out of Egypt have I called my Son of Man be come, Matt. x. 23. And the woman fled into the wilder

a But when Herod was dead, behold, ness,

where she hath a place prepared an angel of the Lord appeareth in a of God, that they should feed her there dream to Joseph in Egypt, Matt. ii. 19. a thousand two hundred and threescore

See on ver. 22. ch. i. days, Rev. xii. 6. And to the woman

cWhen Israel was a child, then I were given two wings of a great eagle, loved him, and called my son out of that she might fly into the wilderness, Egypt, Hos. xi. 1. into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time,

VER. 16. from the face of the serpent, 14.

Τότε “Ηρώδης, ιδών ότι ενεπαίχθη υπό των • But when Herod was dead,behold, μάγων, εθυμώθη λίαν και αποστείλας an angel of the Lord appeareth in a ανείλε πάντας τους σαΐδας τους εν Βηdream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, ansije, sai šv nãotoñs ópíoss aütñs, ámò Arise, and take the young child and | διετούς και κατωτέρω, κατά τον χρόνον δν his mother, and go into the land of ingißwoi magà Târ payo. Israel : for they are dead which sought

Then Herod, a when he saw that he the young child's life, Matt. ii. 19,20. Then Herod, when he saw that he

was mocked of the wise men, was erwas mocked of the wise men, was ex- ceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew ceeding wroth, and sent forth, and all the children thut 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, e uccording to the of, from two years old and under, ac

i ime which he had diligently inquired of cording to the time which he had the wise men. diligently inquired of the wise men, a That she called unto the men of Matt. ii. 16. `And Pharaoh charged her bouse, and spake unto them, sayall his people, saying, Every son that ing. See, he hath brought in an Heis born ye shall cast into the river, and brew unto us to mock us; he came in every daughter ye shall save alive, unto me to lie with me, and I cried with Exod. i. 22. The same dealt subtilly a loud voice, Gen. Ixxix. 14. And she with our kindred, and evil entreated spake unto him according to these our fathers, so that they cast out their words, saying, The Hebrew servant, young children, to the end they might which thou hast brought unto us, came not live, Acts vii. 19. And his tail drew in unto me to mock me, 17. And the third part of the stars of heaven, Balaam said unto the ass, Because and did cast them to the earth : and thou hast mocked me: I would there the dragon stood before the woman were a sword in mine hand, for now which was ready to be delivered, for would I kill thee, Num. xii. 29. And to devour her child as soon as it was Delilah said unto Samson, Behold, born, Rev. xii. 4.

thou hast mocked me, and told me lies : VER. 14.

now tell me, I pray thee, wherewith

thou mightest be bound, Judg. xvi. 10. o di bregdeiç papéraße Tò tasdicy nai I am as one mocked of his neighbour, την μητέρα αυτού νυκτός, και ανεχώρησεν | who calleth upon God, and he answerεις Αίγυπτον:

eth him: the just upright man is laughWhen he arose, he took the young ed to scorn, Job xii. 4. child and his mother by night, and de- A stone is heavy, and the sand parted into Egypt :

weighty; but a fool's wrath is hea

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vier than them both. Wrath is cruel, mourning. Thus his father wept for

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 Åbednego: therefore he spake, and xiv. 10. commanded that they should heat the

VER. 19. furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated. And he com

Τελευτήσαντος δε του Ηρώδου, ιδού, άγmanded the most mighty men that γελος Κυρίου κατ' όνας φαίνεται το 'Ιωσήφ

εν Αιγύπτω, were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast

But when Herod was dead, behold, them into the burning fiery furnace, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a Dan. üïi. 13. 19, 20.

dream to Joseph in Egypt, c Then Herod when he had privily

VER. 20. called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appear- | και την μητέρα αυτού, και πορεύoυ εις γην

Λέγων· 'Εγερθείς παράλαβε το παιδίον ed, Matt. ii. 7.

Ισραήλ· τεθνήκασι γάρ οι ζητούντες την VER. 17.

ψυχήν του παιδίου. Τότε επληρώθη το ρηθέν υπό Ιερεμίου Saying, Arise, and take the young του προφήτου, λέγοντος·

child and his mother, and go into the Then was fulfilled that which was

land of Israel: a for they are dead which spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,

sought the young child's life.

a And the Lord said unto Moses in VER. 18.

Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for all Φωνή εν Ραμά ηκούσθη, θρήνος και | the men are dead which sought thy κλαυθμός και οδυρμός σολύς, Ραχήλ | life, Εxod. iv. 19. κλαίουσα τα τέκνα αυτής και ουκ ήθελε παρακληθήναι, ότι ουκ εισί.

VER. 21. In a Rama was there a voice heard, ο δε εγερθείς παρέλαβε το παιδίον και lamentation, and weeping, and great thin untéga avtoũ, xai išla@ev eis gño'locana. mourning, Rachel weeping for her chil

And a he arose, and took the young dren, and I would nut be comforted, be child and his mother, and came into the cause they are not.

lund of Israel. a Thus saith the LORD ; A voice was a Thus did Noah ; according to all heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bit- that God commanded him, so did he, ter weeping; Rachel weeping for her Gen. vi. 22. By faith Abraham, when children refused to be comforted for he was called to go out into a place her children, because they were not, which he should after receive for an Jer. xxxi. 15.

inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, b And he returned unto his brethren, not knowing whither he went, Heb. and said, The child is not: and I, whi. xi. 8. ther shall I go? Gen. xxxvii. 30. And he

VER. 22. knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him: Jo

Ακούσας δε ότι 'Αρχέλαος Βασιλεύει επί seph is without doubt rent in pieces. της Ιουδαίας αντί Ηρώδου του πατρός αυAnd Jacob rent his clothes, and put

του, εφοβήθη εκεί απελθεϊν χρηματισθείς Backcloth upon his Ioins, and mourn- δε κατ' όναρ, ανεχώρησεν εις τα μέρη της

Γαλιλαίας. ed for his son many days. And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to But when he heard that Archelaus comfort him; but he refused to be com- did reign in Judæu in the room of his forted; and he said, for I will go father Herol, he was afraid to go thidown into the grave unto my son ther: notwithstanding, being warned of

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God in a dream, a he turned aside into thing come out of Nazareth? Philip the parts of Galilee:

saith unto him, Come and see, John a Then cometh Jesus from Galilee i. 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 i. 39. Others said, This is the CHAP. III. VER 1. Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee? Hath not the Ιωάννης ο Βαπτιστής, κηρύσσων εν τη ερή

Εν δε ταϊς ημέραις εκείναις παραγίνεται Scripture said, That Christ cometh of

μου της Ιουδαίας, the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was? John tist, preaching in d the wilderness of

In a those days b came John the Bapvii. 41, 42. They answered and said

Judæa, unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look : for out of Galilee

a Now in the fifteenth year of the ariseth no prophet, 52.

reign of Tiberius Cæsar, Pontius Pilate

being governor of Judæa, and Herod VER. 23.

being tetrarch of Galilee, and his Και ελθών κατώκησεν εις πόλιν λεγομέ- brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and mu Nafapét. Öme aanpaan sò ineày dà of the region of Trachonitis, and Lyτων προφητών, ότι, Ναζωραίος κληθήσεται.

sanias the tetrarch of Abilene, Annas And he cume and dwelt in a city calls and Caiaphas being the High Priests, ed a Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled the word of God came unto John the which was spoken by the prophets, He son of Zacharias in the wilderness, shall be called a Nazurene.

Luke iii. 1, 2. a They answered bim, Jesus of Na- • Verily I say unto you, Among zareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am them that are born of women there he. And Judas also, which betrayed hath not risen a greater than John him, stood with them. Then asked he the Baptist : notwithstanding he that them again, Whom seek ye? And is least in the kingdom of heaven is they said, Jesus of Nazareth, John greater than he, Matt. xi. 11. And xviii. 5. 7. And Pilate wrote a title, said unto his servants, This is John and put it on the cross. And the writ. the Baptist; he is risen from the ing was, Jesus of NAZARETH The dead ; and therefore mighty works KING OF THE JEWs, xix. 19. Yemen do shew forth themselves in him, xiv. of Israel, hear these words ; Jesus of 2. But I say unto you, That Elias Nazareth, a man approved of God is come already, and they knew him among you by miracles and wonders not, but have done unto him whatsoand signs, which God did by him in ever they listed. Likewise shall also the midst of you, as ye yourselves the Son of Man suffer of them. Then also know, Acts ii. 22. And when the disciples understood that he spake he was gone out into the porch, an- unto them of John the Baptist, xvii. other maid saw him, and said unto 12, 13. The baptism of John, whence them that were there, This fellow was was it? from heaven or of men? also with Jesus of Nazareth, Matt. And they reasoned with themselves, xxvi. 71.

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. lui. 3. 26. John did baptize in the wilderPhilip findeth Nathanael, and saith ness, and preach the baptism of reunto him, We have found him, of pentance for the remission of sins, whom Moses in the law, and the pro- Mark i. 4. But when Herod heard phets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, thereof, he said, It is John, whom I the son of Joseph. And Nathanael beheaded : he is risen from the dead. said unto him, Can there any good | For Herod himself had sent forth and

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A. D. 26. laid hold upon John, and bound him the spirit and power of Elias, to turn in prison for Herodias' sake, his bro- the hearts of the fathers to the chilther Philip's wife : for he had mar- dren, and the disobedient to the wisried her. For John had said unto dom of the just; to make ready a Herod, It is not lawful for thee to people prepared for the Lord, Luke bave thy brother's wife. Therefore i. 13–17. And thou, child, shalt be Herodias had a quarrel against him, called the prophet of the Highest : and would have killed him ; but she for thou shalt go before the face of could not: For Herod feared John, the Lord to prepare his ways, 76. knowing that he was a just man and But Herod the tetrarch, being reprovan holy, and observed him; and ed by him for Herodias his brother when he heard him, he did many Philip's wife, and for all the evils things, and heard him gladly. And which Herod had done, Added yet when a convenient day was come, this above all, that he shut


John that Herod on his birth-day made a in prison, Luke iii. 19, 20. There supper to his lords, high captains, and was a man sent from God, whose name chief estates of Galilee; And when was John. The same came for a witthe daughter of the said Herodias ness, to bear witness of the Light, that

1 came in, and danced, and pleased all men through him might believe. Herod, and them that sat with him. He was not that Light, but wus sent the king said unto the damsel, Ask to bear witness of that Light, John of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will i. 6-8. give it thee. And he sware unto her, c The voice of him that crieth in Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I the wilderness, Prepare ye the

way will give it thee, unto the half of my of the LORD, make straight in the de. kingdom. And she went forth, and sert a highway for our God. Every said unto her mother, What shall Ivalley shall be exalted, and every ask? And she said, The head of mountain and hill shall be made low: John the Baptist. And she came in and thecrooked shall be made straight, straightway with haste unto the king, and the rough places plain: And the and asked, saying, I will that thou glory of the LORD shall be revealed, give me by and by in a charger the and all flesh shall see it together : for head of John the Baptist. And the the mouth of the Lord hath spoken king was exceeding sorry; yet for his it. The voice said, Cry. And he oath's sake, and for their sakes which said, What shall I cry? All flesh is sat with him, he would not reject her. grass, and all the goodliness thereof is And immediately the king sent an as the flower of the field. Isa. xl. 3—6. executioner, and commanded his head And preached, saying. There cometh to be brought; and he went and be one mightier than I after me, the headed him in the prison, And brought latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy his head in a charger, and gave it to to stoop down and unloose, Mark i. 7. the damsel : and the damsel gave it And he shall go before him in the to her mother. And when his disci- spirit and power of Elias, to turn the ples heard of it, they came and took hearts of the fathers to the children, up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb, and the disobedient to the wisdom of vi. 16–29. But the angel said unto the just ; to make ready a people him, Fear not Zacharias :. for thy prepared for the Lord, Luke i. 17. prayer is heard; and thy wife Eliza- See on clause 1. ver. 3. beth shall bear thee a son, and thou

VER. 2. shalt call his name John. And thou shalt bare joy and gladness; and many

και λέγων· Μετανοείτε: ήγγικε γας και shall rejoice at his birth. For he shait Bacidsia tãy oupavãy. be great in the sight of the Lord, and

And saying, a Repent ye : 6 for the shall drink neither wine nor strong kingdom of heaven is at hand. drink ; and he sball be filled with the a From that time Jesus began to Holy Ghost, even from his mother's preach and to say, Repent: for the womb. And many of the children of kingdom of heaven is at hand, Matt. Israel shall he turn to the Lord their iv. 17. But go ye and learn what that God. And he shall go before him in meaneth, I will have mercy, and not


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sacrifice; for I am not come to call return from his ways, and live? xviii. the righteous, but sinners to repent-23. Therefore I will judge you, O house ance, ir. 13. Then began he to upbraid of Israel, every one according to his the cities wherein most of his mighty ways, saith the Lord God. Repent, and works were done, because they repent- turn yourselves from all your transgresed not, xi. 20. The men of Nineveh sions ; so iniquity shall not be your shall rise in judgment with this gene- ruin. Cast away from you all your ration, and shall condemn it: because transgressions, whereby ye have transthey repented at the preaching of Jo- gressed; and make you a new heart nas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas and a new spirit: for why will ye die, is here, xii. 41. He answered and O house of Israel? For I have no pleasaid, I will not: but afterward he re- sure in the death of him that dieth, pented, and went. And he came to saith the Lord God: wherefore turn the second, and said likewise. And he yourselves, and live ye, 30–32. Say answered and said, I go, sir: and went unto them, As I live, saith the Lord not. Whether of them twain did the God, I have no pleasure in the death willof his father? They say unto him, of the wicked; but that the wicked The first. Jesus saith unto them, Ve- turn from his way and live: turn ye, rily I say unto you, That the publicans tum ye from your evil ways ; for why and the harlots go into the kingdom of will ye die, 0 house of Israel? xxxiii. God before you. For Jobn came unto 11. John did baptize in the wilderness, you in the way of righteousness, and and preach the baptism of repentance ye believed him not : but the publicans for the remission of sins, Mark i. 4. and the barlots believed him: and ye, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and when ye had seen it, repented not af- the kingdom of God is at hand : reterward, that ye might believe him,xxi. pent ye, and believe the gospel, 15. 29-S2. Yetif they shall bethink them. And they went out, and preached that selves in the land whither they were men should repent, vi. 12. And he came carried captives, and repent, and make into all the country about Jordan, supplication unto thee in the land of preaching the baptism of repentance them that carried them captives, say- for the remission of sins, Luke iii. 3. ing, We have sinned, and have done And Jesus answering said unto them, perversely, we have committed wick- Suppose ye tbat these Galilæans were edness, 1 Kings viii. 47. Wherefore I sinners above all the Galilæans, beabhor myself, and repent in dust and cause they suffered such things? I tell ashes, Job xlii. 6. Wash you, make you you, Nay : but, except ye repent, ye clean ; put away the evil of your doings shall all likewise perish, xiii. 2, 3. I from before mine eyes ; cease to do say unto you, that likewise joy shall be evil; learn to do well; seek judgment, in heaven over one sinner that repentrelieve the oppressed, judge the fa- eth, more than over ninety and nine therless, plead for the widow, Isa. i. just persons,which need no repentance, 16, 17. Seek ye the Lord while he rv. 7. Likewise, I say unto you, there may be found, call ye upon him while is joy in the presence of the angels of he is near: Let the wicked forsake his God over one sinner that repenteth, way, and the unrighteous man his 10. And he said, Nay, father Abrathoughts: and let him return unto the ham: but if one went unto them from LORD, and he will have mercy upon the dead, they will repent, xvi. 30. him ; and to our God, for he will And that repentance and remission of abundantly pardon, lv. 6,7. O Jeru- sins should be preached in his name salem, wash thine heart from wicked- among all nations, beginning at Jeruness, that thou mayest be saved. How salem, xxiv. 47. Then Peter said unto long sball thy vain thoughts lodge them, Repent, and be baptized every within thee? Jer. iv. 14. Thus saith one of you in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord God; Repent, and turn your. for the remission of sins, and ye shall selves from your idols; and turn away receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, your faces from all your abominations, Acts ii. 38. Repent ye therefore, and Ezek. xiv. 6. Have I any pleasure at be converted, that your sins may be all that the wicked shonid die? saith blotted out, when the times of refreshthe Lord God; and not that he should 'ing shall come from the presence of

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