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LUKE J. 61-69.

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fy ovyysveią sov, os xaneita. Tm óvó- | cloud, and spake unto him, and took ματι τούτω.

of the spirit that was upon him, and And they said unto her, There is none gave it unto the seventy elders : and of thy kindred that is called by this name. it came to pass, that, when the spirit

rested upon them, they prophesied, VER. 62.

and did not cease, Numb. xi. 25, 'Ενένευον δε τω πατρί αυτού, το τί αν | The Spirit of the LoRD spake by me, Θέλου καλείσθαι αυτόν.

and his word was in my tongue, 2 Sam. And they made signs to his father, how xxiii. 2. And it shall come to pass he would have him called.

afterward, that I will pour out my VER. 63.

Spirit upon all filesh; and your sons

and Και αιτήσας πινακίδιον, έγραψε λέγων·

your daughters shall prophecy, 'Iwéwing oti tò ovoua aútom. Kai is at your old men shall dream dreams, μασαν πάντες.

your young men shall see visions,

Joel ii. 28. For the prophecy came And he asked for a writing table, and

not in old time by the will of man : wrote, saying, His name is John. And but holy men of God spake as they they marvelled all.

were moved by the Holy Ghost, 2 Pet. VER. 64.

i. 21. 'Ανεώχθη δε το στόμα αυτού παραχρή

VER. 68. μα, και η γλώσσα αυτού· και ελάλει ευ- Ευλογητός Κύριος ο Θεός του Ισραήλ· ότι λογών τον Θεόν.

έπεσκέψατο, και εποίησε λύτρωσιν τώ λαώ And his mouth was opened immedi- autoữ. ately, and his tongue loosed, and he Blessed be the Lord God of Israel ; spake, and praised God.

for he hath a visited and bredeemed his

people, VER. 65. Και εγένετο επί πάντας φόβος τους πε

a And there came a fear on all : Sloxoīvtaş avtous xai ivan rñ épesziñ and they glorified God, saying, That της Ιουδαίας διελαλείτο πάντα τα βήματα

a great prophet is risen up among us; ταύτα.

and, That God hath visited his peoAnd fear came on all that dwelt round ple, Luke vii. 16. And shall lay thee about them: and all these "sayings were within thee ; and they shall not leave

even with the ground, and thy children noised abroad throughout all the hill

in thee one stone upon another ; be. country of Judæa.

cause thou knewest not the time of Or, things.

thy visitation, xix. 44. He sent reVER. 66.

demption unto his people: he hath Και έθεντο πάντες οι ακούσαντες εν τη | commanded his covenant for ever ; καρδία αυτών, λέγοντες· τί άρα το παιδίον | holy and reverend is his name, Psal. τούτο έσται ; Και χεις Κυρίου ήν μετ' αυ- | cxi. 9. του.

b See on Matt. i. ver. 21. clause 2. And all they that heard them laid

VER. 69. them up in their hearts, saying, What

Και ήγειρε κέρας σωτηρίας ημίν, εν τω manner of child shall this be! 2 And the hand of the Lord was with him.

οίκο Δαβίδ του παιδός αυτού a And the child grew, and waxed

And hath raised up a an horn of sal. strong in spirit, and was in the de- vation for us b in the house of his servant serts till the day of his shewing unto

David; Israel, ver. 80.

a The LORD shall judge the ends of

the earth ; and he shall give strength VER. 67.

unto his King, and exalt the horn of Kai Zaxagias ó waths avrou imaño on his Anointed, 1 Sam. ii. 10. And he Πνεύματος αγίου και προεφήτευσε, λέγων· said, The Lord is my rock, and my

And his father Zacharias a was filled fortress, and my deliverer; The God with the Holy Ghost, band prophesied, of my rock; in him will I trust : he saying,

is my shield, and the horn of my sal. a See on ver, 15. clause 3.

vation, my high tower, and my refuge, b And the LORD came down in a my Saviour; thou savest me from vio.

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lence, 2 Sam. xxii. 2, 3. The LORD and who is the sword of thy excel-
is my rock, and my fortress, and my lency! and thine enemies shall be
deliverer; my God, my strength, in found liars unto thee; and thou shalt
whom I will trust; my buckler, and tread upon their high places, Deut.
the hom of my salvation, and my high xxxiii. 25—29. For the LORD will
tower, Psal. xviii. 2. There will I have mercy on Jacob, and will yet
make the horn of David to bud : I choose Israel, and set them in their
have ordained alamp for mine anoint- own land: and the strangers shall be
ed, cxxxii. 17.

joined with them, and they shall cleave b See on Matt. i. ver. 1. clause 2. to the house of Jacob. And the peo

ple shall take them, and bring them VER. 70.

to their place; and the house of Israel Καθώς ελάλησε δια στόματος των αγίων | shall possess them in the land of the των απ' αιώνος προφητών αυτού

LORD for servants and handmaids : As ahe spake by the mouth of his holy and they shall take them captives, prophets, which have been since the world whose captives they were : and they began:

shall rule over their oppressors. And a The Spirit of the Lord spake by the LORD shall give thee rest from

it shall come to pass, in the day that me, and his word was in my tongue, 2 Sam. xxiii. 2. For David himself thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and said by the Holy Ghost, The Lord from the hard bondage wherein thou said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right Behold, the days come, saith the

wast made to serve, Isa. xiv. 1-3. hand, till I make thine enemies thy LORD, that I will raise unto David a footstool, Mark xii. 36. And when righteous Branch, and a King shall they agreed not among themselves; reign and prosper, and shall execute, they departed, after that Paul had judgment and justice in the earth. In spoken one word; Well spake the his days Judah shall be saved, and Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet Israel shall dwell safely; and this is unto our Fathers, Acts xxviii. 25. his name whereby he shall be called, Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSTo day if ye will hear his voice, Heb. NESS, Jer. xxiii. 5, 6. Behold, I iii. 7. For the prophecy came not in will gather them out of all countries old time by the will of man: but Holy whither I have driven them in mine men of God spake as they were moved anger, and

in my fury, and in great by the Holy Ghost, 2 Pet. i. 21.

wrath ; and I will bring them again VER. 71.

unto this place, and I will cause them Σωτηρίαν εξ εχθρών ημών, και εκ χειρός | to dwell safely: And they shall be πάντων των μισούντων ημάς

my people, and I will be their God,

XXXij. 57, 38. Thus saith the LORD a That we should be saved from our enemies , and from the hand of all that house of Israel from the people among

God, When I shall have gathered the

whom they are scattered, and shall a Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; be sanctified in them in the sight of and as thy days, so shall thy strength the heathen, then shall they dwell in be. There is none like unto the God their land that I have given to my of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the hea- servant Jacob. And they shall dwell ven in thy help, and in his excellency safely therein, and shall build houses, on the sky. The eternal God is thy and plant vineyards; yea, they shall refuge, and underneath are the ever- dwell with confidence, when I have lasting arms : and he shall thrust out executed judgments upon all those the enemy from before thee; and shall that despise them round about them; say, Destroy them. Israel then shall and they shall know that I am the dwell in safety alone : the fountain of Lord their God, Ezek. xxviii. 25, 26. Jacob shall be upon a land of corn And I will make with them a coveand wine ; also his heavens shall drop nant of peace, and will cause the evil down dew. Happy art thou, O Israel: beasts to cease out of the land: and who is like unto thee, O people saved they shall dwell safely in the wilderby the LORD, the shield of thy help, Iness, and sleep in the woods, xxxiv.

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95. And they shall no more be a prey a The oath which he sware to our fato the heathen, neither shall the beast ther Abraham, of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall

And said, By myself have I swom, make them afraid, 28. After many

saith the LORD ; for because thou days thou shalt be visited : in the lat. hast done this thing, and hast not ter years thou shalt come into the withheld thy son, thine only son, Gen. land that is brought back from the xxii. 16. For men verily swear by sword, and is gathered out of many peo- the greater : and an oath for confirple, against the mountains of Israel, mation is to them an end of all strife. which have been always waste : but it wherein God, willing more abunis brought forth out of the nations, dantly to shew unto the heirs of proand they

shall dwell safely all of them, mise the immutability of his counXxxvii. 8. See also on ver. 54.

sel, confirmed it by an oath, Heb. vi.

16, 17. VER. 72. Ποιήσαι έλεος μετά των πατέρων ημών,

VER: 74. και μνησθήναι διαθήκης αγίας αυτού 'Αφόβως, εκ χειρός τών εχθρών ημών

*Το perform the mercy promised to | δυσθέντας, λατρεύειν αυτώ, our

fathers, and to remember his b holy That he would grant unto us, a that covenant ;

we being delivered out of the hand of a See on ver. 54.

our enemies might serve him without b As for me, behold, my covenant fear, is with thee, and thou shalt be a fa

a The wilderness, and the solitary ther of many nations. Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram; desert shall rejoice, and blossom as

place, shall be glad for them; and the but thy name shall be Abraham : for the rose. It shall blossom abundantly, a father of many nations have I made and rejoice even

with joy and singing ; thee. And I will make thee exceed the glory of Lebanon shall be given ing fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of Sharon ; they shall see the glory of

unto it, the excellency of Carmel and thee. And I will establish my cove

the LORD, and the excellency of our nant between me and thee, and thy God. Strengthen ye the weak hands, seed after thee, in their generations, and confirm

the feeble knees. Say to for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after them that are of a fearful heart, Be thee. And I will give unto thee, and to strong, fear not; behold, your God thy seed after thee, the land wherein with a recompence; he will come and

will come with vengeance, even God thog art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; shall be opened, and the ears of the

you. Then the eyes of the blind and I will be their God. And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep the lame man leap as an hart, and

deaf shall be unstopped: Then shall my covenant therefore, thou, and thy the tongue of the dumb sing : for in seed after thee, in their generations, the wilderness shall waters break out, Gen. xvii. 4-9. He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word and streams in the desert. And the which he commanded to a thousand parched ground shall become a pool, generations, Psal. cv. 8. He hath and the thirsty land springs of water : given meat unto them that fear him: in the habitation of dragons, where He will ever be mindful of his cove- and rushes. And an highway shall

each lay, shall be grass, with reeds Dant, cti. 5. Nevertheless, I will remember my covenant with thee in the be there, and a way, and it shall be days of thy youth, and I will esta clean shall not pass over it; but it

called, The way of holiness; the unblish unto thee an everlasting cove

shall be for those: the wayfaring men, nant, Ezek. xvi. 60,

though fools, shall not err therein. No VER. 73.

lion shall be there, nor any ravenous "Ορκον δν ώμοσε προς 'Αβραάμ τον πα- beast shall go up thereon, it shall not τέρα ημών, του δούναι ημίν,

be found there : but the redeemed

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shall walk there. And the ransomed destroy in all my holy mountain, saith of the LORD shall return, and come the LORD, Ixv. 17–25. As a shepto Zion with songs, and everlasting herd seeketh out his flock in the day joy upon their heads : they shall ob- that he is among his sheep that are tain joy and gladness, and sorrow scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and sighing shall flee away, Isa. I and will deliver them out of all places

But Israel shall be saved in where they have been scattered in the the Lord with an everlasting sal- | cloudy and dark day, And I will vation : ye shall not be asbamed nor | bring them out from the people, and confounded world without end, xlv. gather them from the countries, and 17. O thou afflicted, tossed with the will bring them to their own land, and tempest, and not comforted, behold, feed them upon the mountains of I will lay thy stones with fair colours, Israel by the rivers, and in all the inand lay thy foundation with sapphires. habited places of the country. I will And I will make thy windows of feed them in a good pasture, and upon agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, the high mountains of Israel shall and all thy borders of pleasant stones. their fold be : there shall they lie in And all thy children shall be taught of a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall the Lord

; and great shall be the they feed upon the mountains of Israel. peace of thy children. In righteous. I will feed my flock, and I will cause ness shalt thou be established: thou them to lie down, saith the Lord God, shalt be far from oppression ; for thou Ezek. xxxiv. 12—15. And I will enshalt not fear; and from terror; for camp about mine house because of the it shall not come near thee, liv. 11- army, because of him that passeth by, 14. For, behold, I create new hea- and because of him that returneth: vens, and a new earth: and the for- and no oppressor shall pass through mer shall not be remembered, nor them any more : for now have I seen come into mind. But be ye glad and with mine eyes. Rejoice greatly, o rejoice for ever in that which I create: daughter of Zion; shout, o daughfor, behold, I create Jerusalem a re- ter of Jerusalem: behold, the King joicing, and her people a joy. And I cometh unto thee; he is just, and havwill rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in ing salvation ; lowly, and riding upon my people : and the voice of weeping an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an shall be no more heard in her, nor the And I will cut off the chariot voice of crying. There shall be no from Ephraim, and the horse from more thence an infant of days, nor an Jerusalem, and the battle-bow shall old man that hath not filled his days: be cut off: and he shall speak peace for the child shall die an hundred years unto the heathen ; and his dominion old; but the sinner, being an hundred shall be from sea even to sea, and from years old, shall be accursed. And they the river even to the ends of the earth, shall build houses, and inhabit thern ; Zech. ix. 8-10. and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. They shall not

VER. 75. build, and another inhabit; they shall 'Εν οσιότητα και δικαιοσύνη ενώπιον αυnot plant, and another eat: for as the TOū, náras tas nuépaç tas soñis nuãy. days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long him, ull the days of our life.

a In holiness and righteousness before, enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labour in vain, nor bring

a But this shall be the covenant that forth for trouble : for they are the I will make with the house of Israel ; seed of the blessed of the LORD, after those days, saith the LORD, I and their offspring with them. And will put my law in their inward parts, it shall come to pass, that before they and write it in their hearts; and will call, I will answer ; and while they be their God, and they shall be my are yet speaking, I will hear: the people. And they shall teach no wolf and the lamb shall feed together, more every man his neighbour, and and the lion shall eat straw like the every man his brother, saying, Know bullock : and dust shall be the ser- the Lord : for they shall all know me, pent's meat. They shall not hurt nor from the least of them unto the great

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est of them, saith the LORD: for I God for you, brethren beloved of the will forgive their iniquity, and I will Lord, because God hath from the remember their sin no more, Jer. xxxi. beginning chosen you to salvation 33, 34. And I will give them one through sanctification of the Spirit heart, and one way, that they may and belief of the truth, 2 Thess. ii. 13. fear me for ever, for the good of them, Who hath saved us, and called us and of their children after them : And with an holy calling, not according I will make an everlasting covenant to our works, but according to his with them, that I will not turn away own purpose and grace, which was from them to do them good; but I given us in Christ Jesus before the will put my fear in their hearts, that world began, 2 Tim. i. 9. Who gave they shall not depart from me, xxxii. himself for us, that he might redeem 39, 40. And I will sanctify my great us from all iniquity, and purify unto name which was profaned among the himself a peculiar people, zealous of heathen, which ye have profaned in good works, Tit. ii. 14. But as he the midst of them; and the heathen which hath called you is holy, so be shall know that I am the Lord, saith ye holy in all manner of conversation ; the Lord God, when I shall be sanc- Becanse it is written, Be ye holy, for tified in you before their eyes. For I I am holy, 1 Pet. i. 15, 16. Wherewill take you from among the heathen, by are given unto us exceeding great and gather you out of all countries, and precious promises : that by these and will bring you into your own ye might be partakers of the divine land. Then will I sprinkle clean nature, having escaped the corruption water upon you, and ye shall be clean: that is in the world through lust. And from all your filthiness, and from all beside this, giving all diligence, add your idols, will I cleanse you. A new to your faith virtue ; and to virtue heart also will I give you, and a new knowledge; And to knowledge temspirit will I put within you; and I perance; and to temperance patience ; will take away the stony heart out of and to patience godliness; And to your flesh, and I will give you an godliness brotherly kindness; and to heart of flesh. And I will put my brotherly kindness charity. For if Spirit within you, and cause you to these things be in you, and abound, walk in my statutes, and ye shall they make you that ye shall neither be keep my judgments, and do them. barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge And ye shall dwell in the land that I of our Lord Jesus Christ, 2Pet.i.4--8. gave to your fathers; and ye shall be See also on Matt. v. ver. 8. clause 1. my people, and I will be your God. I will also save you from all your un

VER. 76. cleannesses ; and I will call for the Και συ, παιδίον, προφήτης υψίστου κληcor, and will increase it, and lay no θήση: προπορεύση γάρ προ προσώπου Κυρίου, famine upon you, Ezek. xxxvi. 23 étoipácar dous autoū. 29. And she shall bring forth a son,

And thou, child, shalt be called the and thou shalt call his name Jesus: a prophet of the Highest : b for thou for he shall save his people from their shalt go before the face of the Lord to sins, Matt. i. 21. According as he

prepare

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ways; hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we a See on Matt. xi. ver. 9. should be holy, and without blame b See on Matt. xi. ver. 10. before him in love, Eph. i. 4. For

VER. 77. we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which Του δούναι γνώσιν σωτηρίας τω λαώ αυGod hath before ordained that we του, εν αφέσει αμαρτιών αυτών, should walk in them, ii. 10. And a To give knowledge of salvation unto that ye put on the new man, which his people, * by the bremission of their sins, after God is created in righteousness

*01, for. and true holiness, iv. 24. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, a And he came into all the country but unto holiness, 1 Thess. iv. 7. But about Jordan, preaching the baptism we are bound to give thanks alway to of repentance for the remission of sins,

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