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LUKE 1. 33–41.

A. M. 3999. Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there tempted like as we ure, yet without shall be no end.

sin, Heb. iv. 15. For such an High a And in the days of these kings

Priest became us, who is holy, harmshall the God of heaven set up a king less, undefiled, separate from sinners, dom, which shall never be destroyed : and made higher than the heavens,

vii. 26. and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in

• See on Matt. xiv, ver. 33. clause 2. pieces and consume all these kingdoms,

VER. 36. and it shall stand for ever, Dan. ii. 44.

Και ιδού, Ελισάβετ ή συγγενής σου, nal I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the αυτή συνειληφυΐα υιον εν γήρα αυτής και clouds of heaven, and came to the | ούτος μην έκτος εστίν αυτή τη καλουμένη Ancient of days, and they brought him

στείρα. near before him. And there was given

And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she him dominion, and glory, and a king, hath also conceived a son in her old age : dom, that all people, and nations, and and this is the sixth month with her, who languages, should serve him : his do- was called barren. minion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his

VER. 37. kingdom that which shall not be de "Οτι ουκ αδυνατήσει παρά τω Θεώ πάν stroyed, vii. 13, 14. And the LORD põua. shall reign over them in Mount Zion a For with God nothing shall be imfrom henceforth, even for ever, Mic. possible. iv. 7. But unto the Son he saith, Thy

a See on Matt. xix. ver. 26. throne, O God, is for ever and ever, Heb. i. 8. And the seventh angel

VER. 38. sounded : and there were great voices

Είπε δε Μαριάμ: Ιδού η δούλη Κυρίου in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of yévorró pot sarà rò pñpá sou. Kai ánnathis world are become the kingdoms of | 9εν απ' αυτής ο άγγελος. our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reigu for ever and ever, Rev. xi.

And Mary said, Behold the handmaid

of the Lord; be it unto me according to 15. VER. 34.

thy word. And the angel departed from

her. Είπε δε Μαριάμ προς τον άγγελον: Πώς

VER. 39. έσται τούτο, έπει άνδρα ου γινώσκω ;

'Αναστάσα δε Μαριάμ εν ταις ημέραις Then said Mary unto the angel, How | ταύταις, επορεύθη εις την ορεινήν μετά shall this be, seeing I know not a man? σπουδής, εις πόλιν Ιούδα. VER. 35.

And Mary arose in those days, and Και αποκριθείς ο άγγελος, είπεν αυτή went into the hill country with haste, Πνεύμα άγιον επελεύσεται επί σε, και δύ- into a city of Juda ; ναμις υψίστου επισκιάσει σοι· διό και το

VER. 40. γεννώμενον άγιον κληθήσεται υιός Θεού. . And the angel answered and said unto

Και εισήλθεν εις τον οίκον Ζαχαρίου, και her, a The Holy Ghost shall come upon

εσπάσατο την Ελισάβετ. thee, and the power of the Highest shall And entered into the house of Zachaovershadoro thee : therefore also b that rias, and saluted Elisabeth. holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called c The Son of God.

VER. 41. a Joseph, thou son of David, fear Και εγένετο ως ήκουσεν η Ελισάβετ τον not to take unto thee Mary thy wife : ασπασμόν της Μαρίας, έσκίρτησε το βρέfor that which is conceived in her is | φος εν τη κοιλία αυτής και επλήσθη Πνεύof the Holy Ghost, Matt. i. 20.

ματος αγίου η Ελισάβετ bHow can he be clean that is born And it came to pass, that, when Elisaof a woman? Job xxv, 4. For we

beth heard the salutation of Mary, the have not an High Priest, which can babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth not be touched with the feeling of our

a was filled with the Holy Ghost : infirmities; but was in all points a See on ver, 15. clause 3.

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LUKE I, 42-48.

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VER. 42.

VER. 46. Και ανεφώνησε φωνή μεγάλη, και είπεν Και είπε Μαριάμ. Μεγαλύνει η ψυχή Ευλογημένη συ εν γυναιξί, και ευλογημένος μου τον Κύριον» ο καρπός της κοιλίας σου.

And Mary said, “My soul doth magAnd she spake out with a loud voice, nify the Lord, and said, Blessed art thou among women ; a and blessed is the fruit of thy My heart rejoiceth in the Lord, mine

a And Hannah prayed, and said, womb. a Saying, Blessed be the King that is enlarged over mine enemies ; be

horn is exalted in the LORD, my mouth cometh in the name of the Lord : peace in heaven, and glory in the Sam. ii. 1.

cause I rejoice in thy salvation, 1 highest, çix. 38. His name shall en

VER. 47. dure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men

Και ήγαλλίασε το πνεύμα μου επί των shall be blessed in him: all nations Eco Toowtñpi pov, shall call him blessed, Psal. lxxij. 17. And my spirit hath rejoiced in a God VER. 43.

my Saviour. Και πόθεν μοι τούτο, ίνα έλθη ή μήτηρ a Behold, God is my salvation ; I του Κυρίου μου πρός με, ;

will trust, and not be afraid : for the

LORD JEHOVAH is And whence is this to me, that the

my strength and mother of amy Lord should come to me? tion, Isa. xii. 2. There is no God else

my song; he also is become my salvaa And David himself saith in the book beside me; a just God and a Saviour; of Psalms, The LORD said unto my there is none beside me, xlv. 21. Paul Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Till an apostle of Jesus Christ by the I make thine enemies thy footstool. commandment of God our Saviour, David therefore calleth bim Lord, how and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our is he then his son ? xx. 42–44. The hope, 1 Tim. i. 1. Not purloining, but LORD said unto my Lord, sit thou at shewing all good fidelity; that they my right band, until I make thine ene- may adom the doctrine of God our mies thy footstool, Psal. cx. 1. And Saviour in all things, Tit. ii. 10. But Thomas answered and said unto him, . after that the kindness and love of My Lord and my God, John XX. 28. God our Saviour toward man apYea doubtless, and I count all things peared, iii. 4. See also on Matt. i. but loss for the excellency of the ver. 21. clause 3. knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of

VER. 48. all things, and do count them but "Οτι επέβλεψεν. επί την ταπείνωσιν της dung, that I may win Christ, Phil. douans aüteī i8où gès, ÅTÒ TO BŪo Manaiii. 8.

ριουσί με πάσαι αι γενεαί, , VER. 44.

a For he hath regarded the low estate Ιδού γαρ, ώς έγένετο η φωνή του ασπαque sou sic tà brá paou, isziponosy ev of his handmaiden : for, behald, from αγαλλιάσει το βρέφος εν τη κοιλία μου.

henceforth all bgenerations shall call me

blessed. For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe destitute, and not despise their

a He will regard the prayer of the leaped in

praywomb for joy. my

er, Psal. cii. 17. He raiseth up the VER. 45.

poor out of the dust, and lifteth the Και μακαρία και πιστεύσασα· ότι έσται | needy out of the dunghill; that he τελείωσις τους λελάλημένους αυτή παρά | may set him with princes, even with Κυρίου. .

the princes of his people, cxii. 7, 8. And blessed is she *that believed : for For ye see your calling, brethren, how there shall be a performance of those that not many wise men after the things which were told her from the flesh, not many mighty, not many Lord.

noble, are called : But God hath cho. * Or, which believed that there shall sen the foolish things of the world, be, &c.

to confound the wise; and God hath

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chosen the weak things of the world, his covenant for ever: holy and reveto confound the things which are rend is his name, cxi. 9.

And one mighty; And base things of the world, cried unto another, and said, Holy, and things which are despised, hath boly, holy, is the LORD of Hosts : the God chosen, yea, and things which whole earth is full of his glory, Isa. are not, to bring to nought things that vi. 3. For thus saith the high and are; That no flesh should glory in his lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, presence, 1 Cor. i. 26-29. Hearken, whose name is Holy, lvii. 13. And my beloved brethren, Hath not God they rest not day and night, saying, chosen the poor of this world, rich in Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, faith, and heirs of the kingdom which which was, and is, and is to come, he hath promised to them that love | Rev. iv. 8. Who shall not fear thee, him? James ii, 5.

O Lord, and glorify thy name? for And it came to pass, as he spake thou only art holy, xv. 4. these things, a certain woman of the

VER. 50. company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that Και το έλεος αυτού εις γενεάς γενεών τους bare thee, and the paps which thou Do Coupévous avtóv. hast sucked, Luke xi. 27.

a And his mercy is on them that fear VER. 49.

him from generation to generation. "Οτι εποίησέ μοι μεγαλεία και δυνατός, aAnd shewing mercy untothousands και άγιον το όνομα αυτού. .

of them that love me, and keep my For ahe that is mighty hath done to

commandments, Exod. xx. 6. And me great things; band holy is his name.

the LORD passed by before him, and

proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD a Who is this King of glory? The God, merciful and gracious, longsuf, LORD strong and mighty, the LORD fering, and abundant in goodness and mighty in battle, Psal. xxiv. 8. Then truth, keeping mercy for thousands, thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, forgiving iniquity and transgression and saidst, I have laid help upon one and sin, and that will by no means that is mighty ; I have exalted one clear the guilty, xxxiv. 6,7. Oh how chosen out of the people, lxxxix. 19. great is thy goodness, which thou Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD hast laid up for them that fear thee; of Hosts, the mighty One of Israel, which thou hast wrought for them Ah, I will ease me of mine adversa- that trust in thee before the sons of ries, and avenge me of mine enemies, men, Psal. xxxi. 19. Surely his salvaIsa. i. 24. Who is this that cometh (tion is nigh them that fear him; that from Edom, with dyed garments from glory may dwell in our land, lxxxv. Bozrah? this that is glorious in his 9. For as the heaven is high above apparel, travelling in the greatness of the earth, so great is his mercy toward his strength? I that speak in righ- them that fear him, ciii. 11. But the teousness, mighty to save, lxiii. 1. mercy of the Lord is from everlastForasmuch as there is none like unto ing to everlasting upon them that thee, O LORD; thou art great, and fear him, and his righteousness unto thy name is great in might, Jer. 1. 6. children's children, 17. He will bless

b Who is like unto thee, O LORD, them that fear the LORD, both small among the gods? who is like thee, and great, cxv. 13. Let them now glorious in boliness, fearful in praises, that fear the LORD say, that his doing wonders, Exod. w. 11. There mercy endureth for ever, cxviii. 4. is none holy as the LORD: for there is He will fulfil the desire of them that none beside thee: neither is there any fear him: he also will hear their cry, rock like our God, 1 Sam. ï. 2. Let and will save them, cxlv. 19. The them praise thy great and terrible LORD taketb pleasure in them that name ; for it is holy, Psal. xcix. 3. Ex- fear him, in those that hope in his alt the LORD our God, and worsbip mercy, cxlvii. 11. Then they that at his holy hill; for the LORD.our feared the LORD spake often one to God is holy, 9. He sent redemption another: and the LORD hearkened, unto his people: he hath commanded | and heard it, and a book of remem

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brance was written before him for kings of the earth set themselves, them that feared the LORD, and that and the rulers take counsel together, thought upon bis name. And they against the LORD, and against his shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, anointed, saying, Let us break their in that day when I make up my jew- bands asunder, and cast away their els; and I will spare them, as a man cords from us. He that sitteth in the spareth his own son that serveth him, heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall Mal. iii. 16, 17.

have them in derision. Then shall VER. 51.

he speak unto them in his wrath : and

vex them in his sore displeasure, 'Εποίησε κράτος εν βραχίονι αυτού· διεOxópase iwignpárous diavolą xapdías ai- Psal. ii. 1–5. Wherefore it shall τών.

come to pass, that when the Lord a He hath shewed strength with his mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will

hath performed his whole work upon arm ; bhe hath scattered the proud in the punish the fruit of the stout heart of imagination of their hearts.

the king of Assyria, and the glory of a Thy right hand, O Lord, is be- his high looks. For he saith, By the come glorious in power: thy right strength of my hand I have done it, hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: the enemy, Exod. xv. 6. Thou stretch- and I have removed the bounds of the edst out thy right hand, the earth people, and have robbed their treaswallowed them, 12. Or hath God sures, and I have put down the inhaassayed to go and take him a nation bitants like a valiant man: and my from the midst of another nation, hand hath found as a nest the riches by temptations, by signs, and by of the people: and as one gathereth wonders, and by war, and by a mighty eggs that are left, have I gathered all hand, and by a 'stretched out arm, the earth; and there was none that and by great terrors, according to moved the wing, or opened the mouth, all that the LORD your God did or peeped. Shall the axe boast itself for you in Egypt before your eyes? against him that heweth therewith? Deut. iv. 34. Thou hast a mighty or shall the saw magnify itself against arm : strong is thy hand, and high is him that shaketh it? 'as if the rod thy right hand, Psal. Ixxxix. 13. O should shake itself against them that sing unto the LORD a new song ; for lift it up, or as if the staff should lift ne hath done marvellous things : his up itself, as if it were no wood. Thereright hand, and his holy arm, hath fore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, gotten him the victory, xcviii. 1. The send among his fat ones leanness ; right hand of the Lord doeth va and under his glory he shall kindle a liantly. The right hand of the LORD burning like the burning of a fire. And is exalted : the right hand of the the light of Israel shall be for a fire, Lord doeth valiantly, cxviii. 15, 16. and his Holy One for a flame: and it Behold, the LORD God will come with shall burn and devour his thorns and strong hand, and his arm shall rule for his briers in one day; and shall conhim, Isa. xl. 10. Awake, awake, put sume the glory of his forest, and of on thy strength, 0 arm of the LORD; his fruitful field, both soul and body: awake, as in the ancient days, in the and they shall be as when a standardgenerations of old, li. 9. The LORD bearer fainteth. And the rest of the hath made bare his holy arm in the trees of his forest shall be few, that a eyes of all the nations, lii. 10. That child may write them, Isa. x. 12—19. led them by the right hand of Moses Likewise, ye younger, submit yourwith his glorious arm, dividing the selves unto the elder : yça, all of you water before them, to make himself be subject one to another, and be an everlasting name,

Ixiii. 12. clothed with humility: for God reb Now I know that the LORD is sisteth the proud, and giveth grace to greater than all gods: for in the the humble, 1 Pet. v. 5. thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them, Exod. xviii. 11.

VER. 52. Why do the heathen rage, and the Καθεϊλε δυνάστας από θρόνων, και ύψωσε people imagine a vain thing? The Tamevcúc.

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. He hath put down the mighty from things; band the rich he hath sent empty their seats, band exalted them of low away. degree.

a See on Matt. v. ver. 6. clause 2. a The bows of the mighty men are

b See on chap. vi. ver. 24. broken, and they that stumbled are

VER. 54. girded with strength, 1 Sam. i. 4. 'Αντελάβετο Ισραήλ παιδός αυτού, μνηHe shall break in pieces mighty men σθήναι ελέους, without number, and set others in a He hath holpen his serrant Israel, in their stead, Job xxxiv. 24. Thus saith remembrance of his mercy; the Lord God; I will also take of the a And hath raised up an bom of highest branch of the high cedar, and salvation for us in the house of his will set it; I will crop off from the servant David; as he spake by the top of his young twigs a tender one, mouth of his holy prophets, which and will plant it upon an high moun have been since the world began. tain and eminent : in the mountain of That we should be saved from our the height of Israel will I plant it: enemies, and from the hand of all that and it shall bring forth boughs, and hate us; to perform the mercy probear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: mised to our fathers, and to remember and under it shall dwell all fowl of his holy covenant, the oath which he every wing; in the shadow of the sware to our father Abraham, That branches thereof shall they dwell. he would grant unto us, that we, being And all the trees of the field shall delivered out of the hand of our eneknow that I the LORD have brought mies, might serve him without fear, down the high tree, have exalted the in holiness and righteousness before low tree, have dried up the green tree, him, all the days of our life, ver. 69– and have made the dry tree to flourish : 75. He hath remembered his mercy I the Lord have spoken and have and his truth toward the house of done it, Ezek. xvii. 22-24.

Israel: all the ends of the earth have b The LORD maketh poor, and seen the salvation of our God, Psal. maketh rich : he bringeth low, and xcviii. 3. Remember these, O Jacob lifteth up. He raiseth up the poor and Israel; for thou art my servant: out of the dust, and lifteth up the I have formed thee; thou art my serbeggar from the dunghill, to set them vant: 0 Israel, thou shalt not be for.among princes, and to make them in- gotten of me, Isa. xliv. 21. Hearken herit the throne of glory, 1 Sam. i. unto me, O house of Jacob, and all 7,8. Who giveth rain upon the earth, the remnant of the house of Israel, and sendeth waters upon the fields : which are borne by me from the belly, to set up on high those that be low; which are carried from the womb : that those which mourn may be exalted and even to your old age I am he ; and to safety, Job v. 10, 11. Yet setteth even to hoary hairs will I carry you: he the poor on high from affliction, I have made, and I will bear; even and maketh him families like a flock, I will carry, and will deliver you, Psal. cvii. 41. He raiseth up the poor xlvi. 3, 4. But Zion said, The LORD out of the dust, and lifteth the needy hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath out of the dunghill ; that he may set forgotten me, Can a woman forget him with princes, even with the princes her sucking child, that she should not of his people, cxiii. 7, 8. Let the have compassion on the son of her brother of low degree rejoice in that womb? yea, they may forget, yet will he is exalted: but the rich, in that he I not forget thee. "Behold, I have is made low: because as the flower graven thee upon the palms of my of the grass he shall pass away, James hands; thy walls are continually be i. 9, 10. Humble yourselves in the fore me. Thy children shall make sight of the Lord, and he shall lift haste; thy destroyers, and they that you up, iv. 10.

made thee waste, shall go forth of

thee, Isa. xlix. 14—17. Sing, O barren, VER. 53.

thou that didst not bear; break forth Teivārtas évétanos ayadãv, xai Trhov- into singing, and cry aloud, thou that τούντας εξαπέστειλε κενούς.

didst not travail with child : for more 2 He hath filled the hungry with good ure the children of the desolate than

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