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A. D. 64. tered in once into the holy place, wise God our Saviour, be glory and having obtained eternal redemption majesty, and dominion and power, for us, ix. 12. How much more shall both now and ever. Amen, Jude 25. the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without
VER. 4. spot to God, purge your conscience Τοσούτω κρείττων γενόμενος των αγγέ . from dead works, to serve the living λων, ίσω διαφορώτερον παρ' αυτούς κεκλη, God? 14. For then must be often porópe okey orqua. have suffered since the foundation of
Being made a so much better than the the world : but now'once in the end angels, bus he huth by inheritance ob. of the world hath he appeared, to put tuined a more excellent name than they. away sin by the sacrifice of himself, 96. The next day John seeth Jesus
a Thou bast loved righteousness, coming unto him, and saith, Behold, and hated iniquity; therefore God, the Lamb of God, which taketh away
even thy God, bath anointed thee with the sin of the world, John i. 29. And
the oil of gladness above thy fel. ye know that he was manifested to
lows, ver. 9. But we see Jesus, who take away our sins; and in him is no
was made a little lower than the sin, 1 John iii. 5. See also on Matt. angels for the suffering of death, XX. ver. 28. clauses 3, 4.
crowned with glory and bonour ; that Who is he that condemneth? It is he by the grace of God should taste Christ that died, yea rather, that is death for every man, ii. 9. Far above risen again, who is even at the right all principality, and power, and might, hand of God, who also maketh inter and dominion, and every name that cession for us, Rom. viii. 34. If ye is named, not only in this world, but then be risen with Christ, seek those also in that which is to come, Eph. things which are above, where Christ 1. 21. And he is the bead of the body, sitteth on the right hand of God, the Church : who is the beginning, Col. iii. 1. Who by him do believe the first born from the dead ; that in in God, that raised him up from the all things he might have the predead. and gave him glory; that your eminence, Col. 1. 18.
And ye are faith and hope might be in Ğod, complete in him, which is the head of 1 Pet. i. 21. To him that overcometh all principality and power, ü. 10. will I grant to sit with me in my
And to you who are troubled rest throne, even as I also overcame, and with us, when the Lord Jesus shall am set down with my Father in his be revealed from heaven with his throne, Rev. iii. 21. See also on mighty angels, 2 Thess. i. 7. Who is Matt.xxii.ver. 44. clause 1. and Mark gone into heaven, and is on the right XP1. ver. 19. clause 3.
hand of God; angels and authorities & Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and powers being made subject unto and the power, and the glory, and him, 1 Pet. iii. 22. And I beheld, the victory, and the majesty : for all and I heard the voice of many angels that is in the heaven and in the earth round about the throne, and the is thine ; tbine is the kingdom, o beasts, and the elders : and the numLORD, and thou art exalted as head ber of them was ten thousand times above all, 1 Chron. xxix. 11. Fair ten thousand, and thousands of thoyweather cometh out of the north : sands; Saying with a loud voice, WoFwith God is terrible majesty, Job thy is the Lamb that was slain to rexxxvii. 22. And he shall stand and ceive power, and riches, and wisdom, feed in the strength of the Lord, in and strength, and honour, and glory, the majesty of the name of the LORD and blessing, Rev. v. 11, 19. bis God; and they shall abide : for
b See on Matt. xxviii. ver. 18, Dow shall be be great unto the ends of the earth, Mic. v. 4. For we have
VER. 5. not followed cunningly derised fables,
Τίνι γάρ είπε ποτε των αγγέλων» γιάς when we made known unto you the μου εί σύ, εγώ σήμερον γεγέννηκά σε; Και Coming and power of our Lord Jesus πάλιν: "Εγώ έσομαι αυτό είς πατέρα, και Christ, but were eye-witnesses of his ainda estas fuos eis úróv; majesty. 2 Pet. i. 16. To the only For unto which of the angels said he
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A. D. 64. at any time, a Thou art my Son, this and the angel said unto them, Fear day have I begotten thee? And again, not: for, behold, I bring you good b I will be to him a Father, and he shall tidings of great joy, which shall be to be to me a Son ?
all people. For unto you is born this a So also Christ glorified not him. day, in the city of David, a Saviour, self to be made an High Priest; but which is Christ the Lord. And this he that said unto him, Thou art my find the babe wrapped in swaddling
shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall Son, to-day have I begotten thee, Heb. v. 5. I will declare the decree! clothes, lying in a manger. And sudthe Lord bath said unto me, Thou denly there was with the angel a art my Son ; this day have I begotten multitude of the heavenly hosts praisthee, Psal. ii. 7. God hath fulfilled ing God, and saying, Glory to God the same unto us their children, in in the bighest, and on earth peace, that he hath raised
good will toward Jesus again;
Luke ii. 9 up as it is also written in the second and is on the right hand of God;
Who is gone into heaven, psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have 1 begotten thee, Acts xiii. 33. angels, and authorities, and powers, See also on Matt. xiv.ver.33. clause 3. being made subject unto him, 1 Pet. b He shall build an house for my
ii. 22. And they sung a new song, name; and he shall be my son, and saying, Thou art worthy to take the I will be his father; and I will esta
book, and to open the seals thereof: blish the throne of his kingdom over
for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed Israel for ever, 1 Chron. xxii. 10. And
us to God by thy blood out of every he said unto me, Solomon thy son, he kindred, and tongue, and people, and shall build my house, and my courts; God kings and priests : and we shall
pation. And bast made us unto our for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father, xxviii. 6. reign on the earth. And I beheld, and He shall cry unto me, Thou art my about the throne, and the beasts, and
heard the voice of many angels round Father, my God, and the rock of my the elders : and the number of them salvation. Also I will make him my first-borm, higher than the kings of the was ten thousand times ten thousand, earth, Psal. Ixxxix. 26, 27.
and thousands of thousands ; Saying
with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb VER. 6.
that was slain to receive power, and "Otay dà #ánov sloayáy Tin tpostóro- riches, and wisdom, and strength, κον εις την οικουμένην, λεγει και προσκυ- and honour, and glory, and blessing, ησάτωσαν αυτώ πάντες άγγελοι Θεού. .
Rev. v. 9-12. * And again, when he bringeth in
VER. 7. a the first-begotten into the world, he Και πρός μεν τους αγγέλους λέγει: “ο saith, 5 And let all the angels of God | ποιών τους αγγέλους αυτού πνεύματα, και worship him.
τους λειτουργούς αυτου πυρός φλόγα. . Or, IVhen he bringeth again.
And of the angels he saith, a fl'ho : When there were no depths, I was
maketh his angels spirits, and his minbrought forth, when there were no foun- isters a flame of fire. tains abounding with water. Before
* Gr. untn. the mountains were settled, before a Are they not all ministering spirits, the hills was I brought forth, Prov. sent forth to minister for them who viii. 24, 25. Who is the image of the shall be heirs of salvation, Heb. i. 14. invisible God, the first-born of every And it came to pass, as they still creature, Col. i. 15. See also on John went on, and talked, that behold, there i. ver. 14. clause 3.
appeared a chariot of fire, and horses Confounded be all they that serve of fire, and parted them both asunder; graven images, that boast themselves and Elijah went up by a whirlwind of idols: worship him, all ye gods, into heaven, 2 Kings ii. 11. And Psal. xcvii. 7. And, lo, the angel of Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I of the Lord came upon them, and the pray thee open his eyes, that he may glory of the Lord shone round about see. And the LORD opened the eyes them; and they were sore afraid of the young man; and he saw: aud.
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A. D. 64. behold, the mountain was full of horses it shall break in pieces and consume and chariots of fire round about Elisha, all these kingdoms, and it shall stand vi. 17. Who maketh his angels spirits; for ever, Dan. ii. 44. And there was bis ministers a flaming fire, Psal. civ. given him dominion, and glory, and 4. Above it stood the seraphims: a kingdom, that all people, nations, each one bad six wings; with twain and languages, should serve him : his he covered his face, and with twain he dominion is an everlasting dominion, covered his feet, and with twain he which shall not pass away, and bis did fly, Isa. vi. 2. As for the likeness kingdom that which shall not be de. of the living creatures, their appear- stroyed, vii. 14. For he must reign ance wus like burning coals of fire, till he has put all enemies under his and like the appearance of lamps : it feet, 1 Cor. xv. 25. For so an enwent up and down among the living trance shall be ministered unto you creatures; and the fire was bright, abundantly into the everlasting king. and out of the fire went forth lightning. dom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus And the living creatures ran and re- Christ, 2 Pet. i. 11, turned as the appearance of a flash of d'The God of Israel said, the Rock lightning, Ezek. i. 13, 14. A fiery of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth stream issued and came forth from over men must be just, ruling in the before him : thousand thousands mi. fear of God, 2 Sam. xxii. 3. Give nistered unto him, and ten thousand the king thy judgments, O God, and times ten thousand stood before him : thy righteousness unto the king's son. the judgment was set, and the books He sball judge thy people with righwere opened, Dan. vii. 10. And the teousness, and thy poor with judgangel answered and said unto me, The mountains shall bring These are the four spirits of the bea- peace to the people, and the little vens, which
go forth from standing hills, by righteousness. He shall before the LORD of all the earth, judge the poor of the people, he shall Zecb. vi. 5.
save the children of the needy, and
shall break in pieces the oppressor. VER. 8.
Psal. lxxii, 1–. In his days shall Προς δε τον υιόν: “ο θρόνος σου, ο Θεός, the righteous tourish; and abundance εις τον αιώνα του αιώνος ράβδος ευθύτητος | of peace so long as the moon endureth ή ράβδος της βασιλείας σου.
7. Yea, all kings shall fall down beBut unto the Son he saith, a Thy fore him: all nations shall serve him. throne, God, is for ever and ever;
For he shall deliver the needy when a sceptre of righteousness is the scep. | that hath no helper. He shall spare
he crieth ; the poor also, and him tre of thy kingdon.
the poor and needy, and shall save * Gr. rightness, or, straightness.
the souls of the needy. He shall reThy tbrone, O God, is for ever deem their souls from deceit and vioand ever : the sceptre of thy kingdom lence: and precious shall their blood is a right sceptre, Psal. xlv. 6. be in his sight, 11–14. The king's
See on John i. ver. 1. clause 4. strength also loveth judgment ; thou
¢ Thy kingdom is an everlasting dost establish equity, thou executest kingdom, and thy dominion endureth judgment and righteousness in Jacob, throughout all generations, Psal.cxlv. xcix. 4. Of the increase of his govern13. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, ment and peace there shull be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to estahis kingdom, to order it, and to es. blish it with judgment and with justice tablish it with judgment and with from henceforth even for ever. The justice, from henceforth even for ever. zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform The zeal of the Lord of hosts will this, Isa. ix. 7. Bebold, a king shall perform this, Isa. ix, 7. And in the reign in righteousness, and princes days of these kings shall the God of shall rule in judgment. And a man hearen set up a kingdom, which shall shall be as an hiding place from the never be destroyed : and the kingdom wind, and a covert from the tempest; shall not be left to other people, but as rivers of water in a dry place,
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as the shadow of a great rock in a false way, 128. The fear of the LORD weary land. Isa. xxxii. 1, 4. Behold, is to bate evil : pride, and arrogancy, the days come, saith the LORD, that and the evil way, and the froward I will raise unto David a righteous mouth, do I hate, Prov. viii. 13. Branch, and a King shall reign and Hate the evil, and love the good, and prosper; and shall execute judgment establish judgment in the gate; it and justice in the earth, Jer. xxii. 3. may be that the LORD God of hosts, In those days, and at that time, will shall be with you, as ye have spoken, I cause the Branch of righteousness to Amos v. 15. And let none of you grow up unto David ; and he shall imagine evil in your hearts against execute judgment and righteousness his neighbour; and love no false in the land, xxxiii. 15. Rejoice oath: for all these are things that I greatly, 0 daughter of Zion ; shout, o hate, saith the LORD, Zech. viii. 17. daughter of Jerusalem : behold, thy Let love be without dissimulation. King cometh unto thee : he is just, Abhor that which is evil, cleave to and baving salvation ; lowly, and that which is good, Rom. xii. 9. But riding upon an ass, and upon a colt, this thou hast, that thou hatest the the foal of an ass, Zech. ix. 9.
deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which [
also hate. He that hath an ear, let VER. 9.
him hear what the Spirit saith unto Ηγάπησας δικαιοσύνην, και εμίσησας the churches; Το him that overcometh ανομίαν· διά τούτο έχρισε σε, ο Θεός, ο Θεός | will give to eat of the tree of life, σου, έλαιον αγαλλιάσεως παρά τους μετό- which is in the midst of the paradise χους σου.
of God, Rev. ii. 6,7. So hast thou a Thou hast loved righteousness, band the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate,
also them that hold the doctrine of hated iniquity; therefore God, Ceven
15. thy God, d hath anninted thee e with the oil of gludness above "thy fellows.
He shall cry unto me, Thou art
my Father, my God, and the Rock of a For such an High Priest became my salvation, Psal. lxxxix. 26. Jesus us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, saith unto her, Touch me not; for I separate from sinners, and made
am not yet ascended to my Father : higher than the heavens, Heb. vii. 26. but go to my brethren, and say unto The Lord trieth the righteous : but them, I ascend unto my Father, and the wicked, and him that loveth vio- your Father; and to my God, and lence, his soul hateth, Psal. xi. 5. He your God, John xx. 17. T'he God and loveth righteousness and judgment: Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,which the earth is full of the goodness of the is blessed for evermore, knoweth LORD, xxxiii. 5. For the Lord loveth that I lie not, 2 Cor. xi. 31. Blessed judgment, and forsaketh nothiş saints; be the God and Father of our Lord they are preserved for ever: but the Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us seed of the wicked shall be cut off, with all spiritual blessings in heavenly xxxvii 28. I delight to do thy will, places in Christ, Eph. i. 3. Blessed O, my God; yea, thy law is within be the God and Father of our Lord my beart, xl. 8. Thou lovest righ- Jesus Christ, which, according to his teousness, and hatest wickedness: abundant mercy, hath begotten u therefore God, thy God, hath anointed again unto a lively hope, by the resurthee with the oil of gladness above rection of Jesus Christ from the dead, thy fellows, alv. 7. For I the LORD 1 Pet. i. 3. love judgment, I bate robbery for See on Luke iv, ver. 18. clause 2. burnt offering; and I will direct their • Thou preparest a table before me work in truth, and I will make an in the presence of mine enemies : everlasting covenant with them, Isa. thou anointest my head with oil; my lxi. 8.
cup runneth over, Psal. xxii. 5. To A Through thy precepts I get under appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, standing: therefore I hate every false to give unto them beauty for ashes, way, Psal. cxix. 104. Therefore I the oil of joy for mourning, the garesteem all thy precepta concerning all ment of praise for the spirit of beari. things to be right; and I bate every. I nt:ss; that they might be called trees
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A. D. 64. of righteousness, the planting of the Prov. viii. 29. Thus saith God the Lord, that he might be gloritied, Isa. LORD, he that created the heavens, Ixi. 3. Now the God of hope fill you and stretched them out; he that with all joy and peace in believing, spread forth the earth, and that which that ye may abound in hope, through cometh out of it; he that giveth breath the power of the Holy Ghost, Rom. unto the people upon it, and spirit to xv. 13. But the fruit of the Spirit is them that walk therein, Isa. xlii. 5. love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentle Mine band also hath laid the foundaness, goodness, faith, Gal. v. 22. tion of the earth, and my right hand
"For both he that sanctifieth and hath spanned the heavens : when I they who are sanctified are all of one: call unto them, they stand up together, for which cause he is not ashamed to xlviii. 13. And forgettest the LORD call them brethren, Heb. ii. 11. God thy Maker, that bath stretched forth is faithful, by whom ye were called the heavens, and laid the foundations unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus of the earth; and hast feared conChrist our Lord, 1 Cor. i. 9. That tinually every day, because of the fury which we have seen and heard de- of the oppressor, as if he were ready clare we unto you, that ye also may to destroy ? and where is the fury of have fellowship with us: and truly the oppressor ? li. 13. Ah Lord God! our fellowship is with the Father, and behold, thou hast made the heaven with his Son Jesus Christ, 1 John i. 3. and the earth by thy great power and
stretched-out arm, and there is nothing VER. 10.
too hard for thee, Jer. xxxii. 17. The Και, Συ κατ' αρχάς, Κύριε, την γήν | burden of the word of the LORD for εθεμελίωσας, και έργα των χειρών σου
Israel, saith the Lord, which stretchelsive cupavai
eth forth the heavens, and layeth a And Thou, Lord, in the beginning eth the spirit of man within him,
the foundation of the earth, and formhast laid the foundation of the earth; Zech. xii. 1. and the heavens are the e the works of
e And lest thou lift up thine eyes thine hands:
unto heaven, and when thou seest the * Of old hast thou laid the founda- sun, and the moon, and the stars, tion of the earth; and the heavens eren all the host of heaven, shouldest are the work of thy hands. They be driven to worship them, and serve shall perish, but thou shalt endure : them, which the LORD thy God hath yea, all of them shall wax old like a divided unto all nations under the garment; as a vesture shalt thou whole heaven, Deut. iv. 19. When change them, and they shall be I consider thy heavens, the work of changed ; But thou art the same, and thy fingers, the moon and the stars thy years shall have no end, Psal. which thou bast ordained; What is cii. 25--27.
man, that thou art mindful of him? b. See on Luke ii. ver. 11. clause 3. and the son of man, that thou visitest
In the beginning God created the him? Psal. viii. 3, 4. The heavens heaven and the earth, Gen. i. 1. In declare the glory of God; and the the beginning was the Word, and the firmament sheweth his handy-work, Word was with God, and the Word xix. 1. But now, O Lord, thou art was God. The same was in the be- our Father; we are the clay, and thou ginning with God. All things were our potter; and we all are the work made by him; and without him was of thy hand, Isa. Ixiv. 8. not any thing made that was made, John i. 1-3. And unto the angel
VER. 11. church of the Laodiceans write; These Αυτοί απολούνται, συ δε διαμένεις και things saith the Amen, the faithful Pártes ás irátiv madawbńcortet and true Witness, the beginning of the creation of God, Rev. iii. 14.
They a shall perish, but blhou rea When he gave to the sea his de- mainest ; and they all e shall wax old as
doth a garment ; cree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he
a And this word, Yet once more, pointed the foundations of the earth, signifieth the removing of those things VOL. JII.