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with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men,” Isaiah xxix. 13. “ Well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men,' Matt. xv.
7-9. See also Mark vii. 6, 7.-“ For the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid,” Isaiah xxix. 14. “For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent,” 1 Cor. i. 19.66 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together,” Isaiah xl. 3—5.
66 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God,” Luke iii. 4 -6. See also Matt. iii. 3. Mark i. 2, 3. John i. 23.—“ Behold my servant, whom I uphold ; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have
put my spirit upon him; he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench; he shall bring forth judgment unto truth,” Isaiah xlii. 1-3. “ That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased : I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall hear his voice in the streets," &c., Matt. xii. 17 -19.—“Unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear," Isaiah xlv. 23.
6 At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, every tongue should confess,” Phil. ii. 10, 11.-" In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee," Isaiah xlix. 8. “ For he (God) saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee," 2 Cor. vi. 2.—“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth,” Isaiah lii. 7. “ As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things,” Rom. x. 15. See also Nahum i. 15.
.“ That which had not been told them shall they see, and that which they had not heard shall they consider," Isaiah lii. 15. 66 As it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see; and they that have not heard shall understand,” Rom xv. 21.-". Who hath believed our report ? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed ?” Isaiah liii. 1. “ That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report ? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed ?" John xii. 38. See also Rom. x. 16.—“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows," Isaiah liii. 4. “ That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses," Matt. viii. 17. -“And he was numbered with the transgressors," Isaiah liii. 12. “ And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors,” Mark xv. 28. See also Luke xxii. 37.
_“ Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child : for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the Lord,” Isaiah liv. 1. - For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not ; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not; for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband,” Gal. iv. 27.—" And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord,” Isaiah liv. 13. “ It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God," John vi. 45.--" I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David," Isaiah lv. 3. 66 He said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David,” Acts xiii. 34.-_- Mine house shall be called An house of prayer for all people," Isaiah
lvi. 7. “ Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer ?” Mark xi. 17. See also Matt. xxi. 13. Luke xix. 46." Their feet to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they know not,” Isaiah lix, 7, 8. " Their feet are swift to shed blood : Destruction and misery are in their ways : And the way of peace have they not known,” Rom. iii. 15–17. See also Prov. i. 16.-" The spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives; and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,” Isaiah lxi. 1, 2. “ And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor ; he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord,” Luke iv. 17–19.- Men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, besides thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him,” Isaiah lxiv. 4. “ But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him," 1 Cor. ii. 9.-
“ I am sought of them that asked not for me: I am found of them that sought me not. I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people,” Isaiah lxv. 1, 2.
- But Esaias is very bold and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people,” Rom. x. 20, 21.
_" The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me ? and where is the place of my rest ? For all these things 'hath mine hand made," Isaiah lxvi.
“ As saith the prophet, Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest ? Hath not my hand made all these things ?” Acts vii. 48–50.*
See further Is. i. 3. _Jer. viii. 7. i. 11. vi. 20.
Amos v. 21, 22.
Mal. i. 10. i. 15.-Jer. xiv. 12.
Mic. iii. 4.
Zech. vii. 13. i. 17.
vii. 9. i. 23.-Jer. v. 28.
Zech. vii. 10. ii. 2.
viii. 21. ii. 19.-Hos. X. 8.
Luke xxiii, 30.
Rev. vi. 15, 16. v. i. ---Jer. ii. 21.
Matt. xxi. 33.
Luke xx, 9. vi. 3.-Reviy. 8.
Is. vi. 9.-Mark iv. 12.
Luke viii. 10. vii. 14. i. 31. viii. 14.
1 Pet. ii. 8. viii. 15.-Matt. xxi. 44.
Luke xx. 18. viii. 18.--Heb. ii. 13. ix, 6.--Luke i. 32, 33. xi. 1.-Acts xiii. 23.
Zech. iii. 8.
vi. 12. xi. 4.-2 Thess. ii. 8. xiii. 10.-Ezek. xxxii. 7.
Joel ii. 31.
iii. 15. Matt. xxiv. 29. Mark xiii. 24.
Luke xxi. 25. xiii. 19. Jer. l. 40.