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MATT. XI. 3-5.

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και βλέπετε :

ye do hear and see :



Christ: when he is come, he will tell a covenant of the people, for a light of us all things, John iv. 25. Then those the Gentiles; To open the blind eyes, men, when the had seen the miracle to bring out the prisoners from the that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth prison, and them that sit in darkness that propbet that should come into the out of the prison-house, xlii. 6,7. The world, vi. 14. And many of the people Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because believed on him, and said, when he hath anointed me to preach the Christ cometh, will he do more mi- Gospel to the poor; he bath sent me racles than these which this man hath to heal the broken-hearted, to preach done? vii. 31. Others said, This is deliverance to the captives, and rethe Christ. But some said, Shall covering of sight to the blind, to set Christ come out of Galilee? Hath not at liberty them that are bruised, Luke the Scripture said, That Christ cometh iv. 18. And in the same hour he cured of the seed of Dávid, and out of the many of their infirmities and plagues, town' of Bethlehem, where David and of evil spirits; and unto many was? 41, 42.

that were blind he gave sight. Then VER. 4.

Jesus answering said unto them, Go Και αποκριθείς ο Ιησούς, είπεν αυτοίς. | your way, and tell John what things Πορευθέντες απαγγείλατε Ιωάννη τα ακούετε ye have seen and heard; how that

the blind


the lame walk, the Jesus answered and said unto them, Go lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the and shew John again those things which

dead are raised, to the poor the Gospel is preached, vii. 21, 22.

b And great multitudes came unto VER. 5.

him, having with them those that were Tupaci ávaörétrovov, xai xwdoi meginra- lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many Toữoi, dengoi xabagigortai, mai nwood others, and cast them down at Jesus’ ảxohcuon, vexqoi łyelçortai, xai a taxoi feet; and he healed them : Insomuch

that the multitude wondered, when The a blind receive their sight, band they saw the dumb to speak, the the lame walk, c the lepers ure cleansed, maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, dand the deaf hear, e the dead ure raised and the blind to see: and they gloriand the poor have the Gospel preach-fied the God of Israel, Matt. xv. 30,

31. And the blind and the lame came a And their eyes were opened ; and to him in the temple; and he healed Jesus straitly charged them, saying, them, xxi. 14. And a certain man See that no man know it, Matt. ix.30. / lame from his mother's womb was The Lord openeth the eyes of the carried, whom they laid daily at the blind : the LORD raiseth them that gate of the temple which is called are bowed down: the Lord loveth Beautiful, to ask alms of them that the righteous, Psl

. cxlvi. 8. And in entered into the temple; Who seeing that day shall the deaf hear the words Peter and John about to go into the of the book, and the eyes of the blind temple asked an alms. Ånd Peter, shall see out of obscurity, and out of fastening his eyes upon him withJohn, darkness, Is. xxix. 18. Say to them said, Look on us. And he gave

heed that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, unto them, expecting to receive somefear not ; behold, your God will thing of them. Then Peter said, Silcome with vengeance, even God with ver and gold have 1 none; but such a recompence; he will come and save as I have give I thee: In the name of you. Then the eyes of the blind shall Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and be opened, and the ears of the deaf walk. And he took him by the right shall be unstopped. Then shall the hand, and lifted him up: and immelame man leap as an hart, and the diately his feet and ancle-bones retongue of the dumb sing : for in the ceived strength. And he leaping up wildemess shall waters break out, and stood, and walked, and entered with streams in the desert, xxxv. 4–6. I them into the temple, walking, and the LORD have called thee in righte- leaping and praising God, Acts iii.2-8. ousness, and will hold thine hand, c See on clause 2. ver. 2. chap. viii. : and will keep thee, and give thee for d Bring forth the blind people that

ed to them.

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MATT. xi. 5,6.

A. D. 31. have eyes, and the deaf that have ears, | ceptable year of the LORD, and the Is. xliii. 8. And were beyond measure day of vengeance of our God; to comastonished, saying, He hath done all fort all that mourn ; To appoint unto things well : he maketh both the deaf them them that mourn in Zion, to give to hear, and the dumb to speak, Mark unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of vii. 37. When Jesus saw that the joy for mourning, the garment of praise people came running together, he re for the spirit of heaviness; that they buked the foul spirit, saying unto him, might be called trees of righteousness, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge the planting of the LORD, that he thee, come out of him, and enter no might be glorified, Is. lxi. 1–3. For more into him, ix. 25.

all those things hath mine hand made, e He said unto them, Give place : and all those things have been,saith the for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. LORD: but to this man will I look, And they laughed him to scorn. But even to him that is poor and of a contrite when the people were put forth, he spirit, and trembleth at my word, lxvi. went in, and took her by the hand, 2. And I will feed the flock of slaughand the maid arose, Matt. ix. 24, 25. ter, even you, O poor of the flock. And And he came and touched the bier : I took unto me two staves; the one I and they that bare him stood still. called Beauty, and the other I called And he said, Young man, I say unto Bands; and I fed the flock, Zech. xi. thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat 7. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, up, and began to speak. And he de- because he hath anointed me to preach livered him to his mother. And there the Gospel to the poor; he hath sent came a fearon all: and they glorified me to heal the broken-hearted, to God, saying, That a great prophet is preach deliverance to the captives, risen up among us ; and, That God and recovering of sight to the blind, hath visited his people, Luke vii. to set at liberty them that are bruised, 14–16. Then Jesus answering said Luke iv. 18. Hearken, my beloved breunto them, Go your way, and tell John thren, Hath not God chosen the poor what things ye have seen and heard; of this world rich in faith, and hairs how that the blind see, the lame walk, of the kingdom which he hath promisthe lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, ed to them that love him? Jam. ii.5. the dead are raised, to the poor the

VER. 6. Gospel is preached, 22. And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud

Και μακάριός έστιν δσ εάν μη σκανδαvoice, Lazarus, come forth. And he asceni év époí. that was dead came forth, bound

And a blessed is he, b whosoever shall hand and foot with grave-clothes: and not be offended in me. his face was bound about with a nap

a See on clause 1. ver. 3. chap. V. kin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose b Is not this the carpenter's son is him, and let him go, John xi. 43, 44. not his mother called Mary? and his

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for brethren, James, and Joses, and Sitheir's is the kingdom of heaven, mon, and Judas ? And his sisters, are Matt. v. 3. The meek shall eat and they not all with us? Whence then hath be satisfied: they shall praise the this man all these things? And they LORD that seek him: your heart shall were offended in him. But Jesus said live for ever, Psl. xxii. 26. For he unto them, A prophet is not without shall deliver the needy when he crieth; honour, save in his own country, and the poor also, and him that hath no in his own house, Matt. qii. 55-57. helper. He shall spare the poor and Then came his disciples, and said needy, and shall save the souls of the unto him, Knowest thou that the Phaneedy, lxxii. 12, 13. The Spirit of risees were offended, after they heard the Lord God is upon me; because this saying? But he answered and the Lord hath anointed me to preach said, Every plant, which my heavenly good tidings uuto the meek; he hath Father hath not planted, shall be sent me to bind up the broken heart- rooted up. Let them alone: they be ed, to proclaim liberty to the captives, blind leaders of the blind. And if and the opening of the prison to them the blind lead the blind, both shall that are bound ; To proclaim the ac fall into the ditch, xv. 12–14. Woe

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MATT. XI. 6, 7.

A. D. 31. unto the world because of offences! for ) is the Christ. But some said, Shall it must needs be that offences come; Christ come out of Galilee? Hath not but woe to that man by whom the of the Scripture said, That Christcometh fence cometh ! xviii. 7. And then of the seed of David, and out of the shall many be offended, and shall be town of Bethlehem, where David was? tray one another, and shall hate one / vii. 41, 42. Wherefore? Because they another, xxiv. 10. Then saith Jesus sought it not by faith, but as it were by unto them, All ye shall be offended the works of the law. For they stumbecause of me this night: for it is bled at that stumbling stone; As it is written, I will smite the shepherd, written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumand the sheep of the flock shall be bling-stone and rock ́of offence : and scattered abroad, xxvi. 31. And he whosoever believeth on him shall not shall be for a sanctuary; but for a be ashamed, Rom. ix. 32, 33. But we stone of stumbling and for a rock of preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews offence to both the houses of Israel, a stumbling-block, and unto the Greeks for a gin and for a snare to the inha- foolishness, 1 Cor. i. 23. But the nahabitants of Jerusalem. And many tural man receiveth not the things of among them shall stumble, and fali

, the Spirit of God : for they are fooland be broken, and be snared, and be ishness unto him: neither can he taken, Is. viii. 14, 15. And Simeon know them, because they are spiritualblessed them, and said unto Mary his ly discerned, ii. 14. And I, brethren, mother, Behold, this child is set for if I yet preach circumcision, why do the fall and rising

again of many in I yet suffer persecution ? then is the Israel ; and for a sign which shall be offence of the cross ceased, Gal.v. 11. spoken against, Luke ii. 34. And he And a stone of stumbling, and a rock said unto them, Ye will surely say of offence, even to them which stumble unto me this proverb, Physician, heal at the word being disobedient: wherethyself: whatsoever we have heard unto also they were appointed, 1 Pet. done in Capernaum, do also here in ii. 8. thy country. And he said, Verily I

VER. 7. say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country. But I tell you of

Τούτων δε σορευομένων, ήρξατο ο Ισούς 2 Tuth, many widows were in Israel λέγειν τοις όχλοις σερί Ιωάννου Τιεξήλθετε in the days of Elias, when the hea is the lignjoy Secono Jas; xámajor ini ven, was shut up three years


ανέμου σαλευόμενον; six months, when great famine was

And as they departed, Jesus began to throughout all the land ; But unto say unto the multitudes concerning John, none of them was Elias sent, save un

a What went ye out into the wilderness to to Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto

, a wo

see? b A reed shaken with the wind ? man that was a widow. And many a The voice of one crying in the willepers were in Israel in the time of derness, Prepare ye the way of the Eliseus the prophet; and none of them Lord, make his paths straigắt. John was cleansed, saving Naaman the did baptize in the wilderness, and Syrian. And all they in the syna- preach the baptism of repentance for gogue, when they heard these things, the remission of sins. And there went were filled with wrath, And rose up, out unto him all the land of Judæa, and and thrust him out of the city, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptiled him unto the brow of the hill zed of him in the river of Jordan, conwhereon their city was built, that they fessing their sins, Mark i. 3–5. And might cast him down headlong, iv. 23 when the messengers of John were de

-29. Many therefore of his disciples, parted, he began to speak’unto the peowhen they had heard this, said, This ple concerning John, What went ye out is an hard saying ; who can hear it into the wilderness

for to see ? A reed When Jesus knew in himself that his shaken with the wind? But what went disciples murmured at it, he said unto ye out for to see?

A man clothed in them, Doth this offend you? John vi

. soft raiment? Behold, they which are 60, 61, From that time many of his gorgeously apparelled, and live delidisciples went back, and walked

no Cately, are in kings' courts. But what more with him, 66. Others said, This I went ye out for to see ? A prophet?

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MATT. XI. 7-10.

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Yea, I say unto you, and much more would have put him to death, he feared than a prophet. This is he, of whom the multitude, because they counted it is written, Behold, I send my mes. him as a prophet, xiv,5. But I say unto senger before thy face, which shall you, That Elias is come already, and prepare thy way before thee. For I they knew him not, but have done unto say unto you, Among those that are him whatsoever they listed. Likeborn of women there is not a greater wise shall also the Son of man suffer prophet than John the Baptist : but of them. Then the disciples underhe that is least in the kingdom of God stood that he spake unto them of John is greater than he. And all the peo- the Baptist, xvii. 12, 13., And Jesus ple that heard him, and the Publicans, answered and said unto them, I also justified God, being baptized with the will ask you one thing, which if ye baptism of John. But the Pharisees tell me, I in likewise will tell you by and Lawyers rejected the counsel of what authority I do these things. The God against themselves, being not baptism of John, whence was it? from baptized of him, Luke vii. 24-30. heaven, or of men? And they reasoned

Unstable as water, thou shalt not with themselves, saying, If we shall excel; because thou wentest up to thy say, From heaven; he will say unto father's bed; then defiledst thou it : us, Why did ye not then believe him? he went up to my couch, Gen. xlix. 4. But if we shall say, Of men; we fear When I therefore was thus minded, the people; for all hold John as a did I use lightness ? or the things that prophet, xxi. 24–26. And they asked 1

purpose, do I purpose according to him, saying, Why say the Scribes that the flesh, that with me there should Elias must first come? And he answerbe yea yea, and nay nay? But as God ed and told them, Elias verily cometh is true, our word toward you was not first, and restoreth all things ; and how yea and nay, 2 Cor. i. 17, 18. That it is written of the Son of man, that he we henceforth be no more children, must suffer many things, and be set at tossed to and fro, and carried about nought. But I say unto you, That

wind of doctrine, by the Elias is indeed come, and they have sleight of men, and cunning crafti- done unto him whatsoever they listed, ness, whereby they lie in wait to de- as it is written of him, Mark ix. 11–13 ceive, Eph. iv. 14. But let him ask in For he shall be great in the sight of faith, nothing wavering. For he that the Lord, and shall drink neither wine wavereth is like a wave of the sea nor strong drink; and he shall be driven with the wind and tossed, filled with the Holy Ghost, even from Jam, i. 6.

his mother's womb. And many of the VER. 8.

children of Israel shall he turn to the Panna şi blýabere ideữv; äv@qamrov šv Lord their God. And he shall go be

fore him in the spirit and power of μαλακούς ιματίοις ήμφιεσμένον ; ιδού, οι

Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers τα μαλακά φορούντες, εν τούς οίκους των βασιλέων εισίν. .

to the children, and the disobedient

to the wisdom of the just; to make But what went ye out for to see! 2 A ready a people prepared for the Lord, man clothed in soft raiment? behold, Luke i. 15–19. And thou, child, shalt they that wear soft clothing are in kings' be called the prophet of the highest: houses.

for thou shalt


before the face of the a See on clause 1. ver. 4. ch. iü. Lord to prepare

his VER. 9.

VER 10. 'Αλλά τιεξήλθετε ιδείν και προφήτης και ναι, Ούτος γάρ έστι περί ου γέγραπτα λέγω υμίν, και περισσότερον προφήτου. Ιδού, εγώ αποστέλλω τον άγγελός μου προ

But what went ye out for to see ? 2 Α προσώπου σου, δς κατασκευάσει την οδόν prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more σου έμπροσθέν σου. . than a prophet.

For this is he, a of whom it is written, & For all the prophets and the law Behold, I send my messenger before thy prophesied until John. And if ye will face, which shall prepare thy way before receive it, this is Elias, which was for to thee. come, Matt. xi. 13, 14. And when he a The voice of himn that crieth in the

with every

ways; 76.

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MATT. XI. 10-13.

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wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the according to the revelation of the LORD, make straight in the desert a mystery, which was kept secret since highway for our God, Isa. xl. 3. Be- the world began, But now is made hold, I will send my messenger, and manifest, and by the Scriptures of the he shall prepare


way before me: prophets, according to the commandand the LORD, whom ye seek, shall ment of the everlasting God, made suddenly come to his temple, even the known to all nations for the obedience messenger of the covenant, whom ye of faith, Rom. xvi. 25, 26. Even the delight in: behold, he shall come, mystery which hath been hid from saith the LORD of hosts, Mal. iii. 1. ages and from generations, but now VER. 11.

is made manifest to the saints : To 'Αμήν λέγω υμίν, ουκ εγήγερται εν whom God would make known what

is the riches of the glory of this mysγεννητοϊς γυναικών μείζων Ιωάννου του Βαπτιστού και δε μικρότερος εν τη Βασιλεία | tery, among the Gentiles; which is των ουρανών, μείζων αυτού έστιν.

Christ in you, the hope of glory,

Col. i. 26, 27. But is now made maniVerily I say unto you, Among them fest by the appearing of our Saviour that are born of women there hath not Jesus Christ, who hath abolished risen-a a greater than John the Baptist : death, and hath brought life and imnotwithstanding he that is least b in the mortality to light through the gospel, kingdom of heaven is Cyreuter than he.

2 Tim. i. 10. God having provided a For he shall be great in the sight some better thing for us, that they of the Lord, and shall drink neither without us should not be made perfect, wine nor strong drink; and he shall | Heb. xi. 40. Of which salvation the be filled with the Holy Ghost, even prophets have inquired and searched from his mother's womb, Luke i. 15. diligently, who prophesied of the grace For 1 say unto you, Among those that that should come unto you, 1 Pet. i. 10. are born of women there is not a

VER. 12. greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the king

'Από δε των ημερών Ιωάννου του Βαπdom of God is greater than he, vii. 28. τιστού έως άρτι, η βασιλεία των ουρανών He was a burning and a shining light: Βιάζεται, και βιασται αρπάζουσιν αυτήν. and ye were willing for a season to And a from the days of John the Baprejoice in his light, John v. 35. tist until now the kingdom of heaven

'b Moreover the light of the moon suffereth violence, and the violent take it shall be as the light of the sun, and the by force. light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as - a Strive to enter in at the strait gate: the light of seven days, in the day that for


I say unto you, will seek the LORD bindeth up the breach of to enter in, and shall not be able, Luke his people, and healeth the stroke of xiii. 24. The law and the prophets their wound, Is. XXX. 26. In that day were until John: since that time the shall the Lord defend the inhabitants kingdom of God is preached, and every of Jerusalem, and he that is feeble man presseth unto it, xvi. 16. Labour among them at that day shall be as not for the meat which perisheth, but David; and the house of David shall for that meat which endureth unto be as God, as the angel of the LORD everlasting life, which the Son of man before them, Zech, xii. 8. See also on shall give unto you: for him hath God clause 2. ver. 2, ch. iii.

the Father sealed, John vi. 27. WhereC(But this spake he of the Spirit, fore, my beloved, as ye have always which they that believe on him should obeyed, not as in my presence only, receive : for the Holy Ghost was not but now much more in my absence, yet given; because that Jesus was not work out your own salvation with fear yet glorified.) John vii. 39. And many and trembling, Phil. ii. 12. resorted unto him, and said, John

VER. 13. did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true,

Πάντες γαρ οι προφήται και ο νόμος έως x. 41. Now to him that is of power to

Ιωάννου προεφήτευσαν. stablish you according to my gospel, For all the prophets and the law proand the preaching of Jesus Christ, phesieth until John.

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