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MATT. II. 23.-II. l.

A. D. 26. 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 esus 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 ii. 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 παραγίγεται Scripture said, That Christ cometh of

της Ιουδαίας, the seed of David, and out of the town

In a those days b came John the Bapof Bethlehem, where David was? John tist, C preaching in d the wilderness of vii. 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 VER. 23.

being governor of Judæa, and Herod

being tetrarch of Galilee, and his Και ελθών κατώκησεν εις πόλιν λεγομέ- brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and my Nasapéro OFWs Tanpalm trò gno èv Sod of the region of Trachonitis, and Ly. των προφητών, ότι Ναζωραίος κληθήσεται. sanias the tetrarch of Abilene, Annas

And he came and dwelt in a city call- and Caiaphas being the High Priests, ed a Nazureth: that it might be fulfilled the word of God came unto John the which was spoken by the prophets, b He son of Zacharias in the wilderness, shall be called a Nazurene.

Luke iii. 1, 2. a They answered him, Jesus of Na b 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. liii. 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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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 chil-
ther Philip's wife : for he had mar- dren, and the disobedient to the wis-
ried 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
have 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 reprov-
an 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 up 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 wit-
the daughter of the said Herodias ness, to bear witness of the Light, that
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 was 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 I valley 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 the crooked 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 fesh 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. 36.
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 havejoy and gladness; and many βασιλεία των ουρανών.

και λέγων· Μετανοείτε: ήγγικε γαρ και
shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall
be great in the sight of the Lord, and

And saying, a Repent ye : b for the shall drink neither wine nor strong kingdom of heaven is at hand. drink; and he shall 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, ix. 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 transgreged 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 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 will of 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 turn 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 John 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 harlots 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. 29–52. Yet if 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 captıves, 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 that these Galilæans were edness, 1 Kings viii. 47. Wherefore I siuners 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 xv. 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 shall 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 should 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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say unto

the Lord, iii. 19. When they heard | 19, 20. Thy kingdom come. Thy will these things, they held their peace, and be done in earth, as it is in heaven, vi. glorified God, saying, Then hath God 10. But seek ye first the kingdom of also to the Gentiles granted repent- God, and his righteousness; and all ance unto life, xi. 18. And the times these things shall be added unto you, of this ignorance God winked at; but 33. Not every one that saith unto now commandeth all

men every where me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into to repent, xvii. 30. Testifying both to the kingdom of heaven; but he that the Jews, and also to the Greeks, re doeth the will of my Father which is in pentance towards God, and faith to heaven, vii. 21. And as ye go, preach, wards our LordJesus Christ, xx.21. But saying, The kingdom of heaven is at shewed first unto them of Damascus, hand, x. 7.

Verily I and at Jerusalem, and throughout all you, Among them that are born of the coasts of Judæa, and then to the women there hath not risen a greater Gentiles, that they should repent and than John the Baptist: notwithstandturn to God, and do works meet for ing he that is least in the kingdom of repentance, xxvi. 20. For godly sorrow heaven is greater than he. And from worketh repentance to salvation not the days of John the Baptist until now to be repented of : but the sorrow of the kingdom of heaven suffereth viothe world worketh death, 2 Cor. vii. 10. lence, and the violent take it by force, In meekness instructing those that xi. 11, 12. He answered and said unoppose themselves; if God peradven- to them, Because it is given unto you ture will give them repentance to the to know the mysteries of the kingdom acknowledging of the truth, 2 Tim. ii. of heaven, but to them it is not given, 25. Therefore leaving the principles xiii. 11. Another parable put he forth of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto them, saying, The kingdom of unto perfection ; not laying again the heaven is likened unto a man which foundation of repentance from dead sowed good seed in his field, 24. works, and of faith toward God, Heb. Another parable put he forth unto vi. 1. The Lord is not slack concern them, saying, The kingdom of heaven ing his promise, as some men count is like to a grain of mustard seed; slackness; but is long-suffering to us which a man took, and sowed in his ward, not willing that any should pe- field, 31. Another parable spake he rish, but that all should come to re unto them; The kingdom of heaven is pentance, 2 Pet. iij. 9. Remember like unto leaven, which a woman took, therefore from whence thou art fallen, and hid in three measures of meal till and repent, and do thy first works; or the whole was leavened, 33. Again, else I will come unto thee quickly, and the kingdom of heaven is like unto a will remove thy candlestick out of his treasure hid in a field; the which when place, except thou repent, Rev. ii. 5. a man hath found, he hideth, and for And I gave her space to repent of her joy thereof goeth and selleth all that fornication ; and she repented not, he hath, and buyeth that field. Again, 21.

the kingdom of heaven is like unto a b Blessed are the poor in spirit: for merchant man, seeking goodly pearls. theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Bless. Again, the kingdomof heaven islikeuned are they which are persecuted for to a net, that was cast into the sea, and righteousness' sake: for theirs is the gathered of every kind, 44–47. Then kingdom of heaven. Whosoever there- said he unto them, Therefore every fore shall break one of these least scribe which is instructed unto the kingcommandments, and shall teach men dom of heaven is like unto a man that is so, he shall be called the least in the an householder, which bringeth forth kingdom of heaven : but whosoever out of his treasure things new and old, shall do and teach them, the same shall 52. At the same time came the disbe called great in the kingdom of hea- ciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the ven. For I say unto you, That except greatest in the kingdom of heaven? your righteousness shall exceed tħe And Jesus called a little child unto righteousness of the scribes and Phari- him, and set him in the midst of them, sees, ye shall in no case enter into the And said, Verily I say unto you, Exkingdom of heaven, Matt. v. 3. 10. cept ye be converted, and become as

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MATT. 1), 2, 3.

A.D. 26. little children, ye shall not enter into say unto them, The kingdom of God the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever is come nigh unto you. But into whattherefore shall humble himself as this soever city ye enter, and they receive little child, the same is greatest

in the you not, go your ways out into the kingdom of heaven, xviii

. 1—4. There- streets of the same, and say, Even the fore is the kingdom of heaven likened very dust of your city, which cleaveth unto a certain king, which would take on us, we do wipe off against you : account of his servants, 23. For the notwithstanding be ye sure of this, kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that the kingdom of God is come nigh that is an householder, which went out unto you, x. 9-11. There shall be early in the morning to hire labourers weeping and gnashing of teeth, when into his vineyard, xx. 1. The king- ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and dom of heaven is like unto a certain Jacob, and all the prophets, in the king, which made a marriage for his kingdom of God, and you yourselves son, xxii. 2. But woe unto you, scribes thrust out. And they shall come and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut from the east, and from the west, and up the kingdom of heaven against from the north, and from the south, men : for ye neither go in yourselves, and shall sit down in the kingdom of neither suffer ye them that are enter- God, xiii. 28, 29. The kingdom of God ing to go in, xxiii. 13. Then shall the cometh not with observation : Neither kingdom of heaven be likened unto shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! ten virgins, which took their lamps, for, behold, the kingdom of God is and went forth to meet the bride within you, xvii. 20, 21. For I say unto groom. xxv. 1. For the kingdom of you, I will not any more eat thereof, heaven is as a man travelling into a until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of far country, who called his own ser- God. I will not drink of the fruit of the vants, and delivered unto them his vine, until the kingdom of God shall goods, 14. And in the days of these come, xxii. 16, 18. Jesus answered and kings shall the God of heaven set up said unto bim, Verily, verily, I say a kingdom, which shall never be de. unto thee, Except a man be born again, stroyed : and the kingdom shall not he cannot see the kingdom of God. be left to other people, but it shall Nicodemus saith unto him, How can break in pieces and consume all these a man be born when he is old ? can he kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever, enter the second time into bis mother's Dan. ii. 44. And if thine eye offend womb, and be born? Jesus answered, thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except to enter into the kingdom of God with a man be born of water and of the one eye, than having two eyes to be Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingcast into hell fire, Mark ix. 47. Suffer dom of God, John iii. 3-5. Who hath the little children to come unto me, delivered us from the power of darkand forbid them not: for of such is ness, and hath translated us into the the kingdom of God, x. 14. But kingdom of his dear Son, Col. i. 13. Jesus answered again, and saith unto

VER. 3. them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into

Ούτος γάρ έστιν ο ρηθείς υπό Ησαΐου του the kingdom of God! It is easier του προφήτου, λέγοντος· Φωνή βοώντος εν τη a camel to go through the eye of a

ερήμω, 'Ετοιμάσατε την οδών Κυρίου, ευθείας needle, than for a rich man to enter

ποιείτε τας τρίβους αυτού. . into the kingdom of God, 24, 25.

For this is he that was spoken of a by Verily I say unto you, I will drink the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of no more of the fruit of the vine, until one crying in the wilderness, b Prepare ye that day that I drink it new in the the way of the Lord, make his paths kingdom of God, xiv. 25. And he straight. lifted

eyes on his disciples, and a The voice of him that crieth in the said, Blessed he ye poor : for yours is wildemess, Prepare ye the way of the the kingdom of God, Luke vi. 20. And LORD; make straight in the desert a he sent them to preach the kingdom highway for our God, Isa. xl. 3. The of God, and to heal the sick, ix. 2. voice of one crying in the wilderness, And heal the sick, that are therein, and Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make

up his

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