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A. M. 3999. Ephraim is my first-born. Hear the have despised my people, that they word of the Lord, O ye nations, and should be no more a nation before declare it in the isles afar off, and them. Thus saith the LORD; If

my say, He that scattered Israel will ga- covenant be not with day and night, ther him, and keep him, as a shep- and if I have not appointed the ordiherd doth his flock. For the LORD nances of heaven and earth; then will hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed I cast away the seed of Jacob, and him from the hand of him that was David my servant, so that I will not stronger than he. Therefore they take any of his seed to be rulers over shall come and sing in the height of the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and JaZion, and shall flow together to the cob: for I will cause their captivity goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and to return, and have mercy on them, for wine, and for oil, and for the 24–26. But fear not thou, O my young of the flock, and of the herd: servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, and their soul shall be as a watered Israel : for, behold, I will save thee garden; and they shall not sorrow from afar off, and thy seed from the any more at all.

Then shall the land of their captivity; and Jacob virgin rejoice in the dance, both young shall return, and be in rest and at men and old together : for I will turn ease, and none shall make him afraid. their mourning into joy, and will com- Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, fort them, and make them rejoice saith the LORD; for I am with thee; from their sorrow.

And I will sa- for I will make a full end of all the tiate the soul of the priests with fat- nations whither I have driven thee : ness, and my people shall be satisfied but I will not make a full end of thee, with my goodness, saith the LORD, but correct thee in measure ; yet will xxxi. 1-14. How long wilt thou go I not leave thee wholly unpunished, about, 0 thou backsliding daughter? xlvi. 27, 28. In that day will I cause for the LORD hath created a new thing the horn of the house of Israel to bud in the earth, A woman shall compass forth, and I will give thee the opena man. Thus saith the Lord of hosts, ing of the mouth in the midst of them; the God of Israel, As yet they shall and they shall know that I am the use this speech in the land of Judah LORD, Ezek. xxix. 21. Therefore will and in the cities thereof, when I shall I save my flock, and they shall no bring again their captivity; The LORD more be a prey; and I will judge bebless thee, 0 habitation of justice, and tween cattle and cattle. And I will mountain of holiness. And there shall set up one Shepherd over them, and dwell in Judah itself, and in all the he shall feed them, even my servant cities thereof together, husbandmen, David; he shall feed them, and he and they that go forth with flocks. shall be their shepherd. And I the For I have satiated the weary soul, LORD will be their God, and my serand I have replenished every sorrow- vant David a prince among them; I ful soul, 22–25. Behold, the days the Lord have spoken it. And I will come, saith the LORD, that I will per- make with them a covenant of peace, form that good thing which I have and will cause the evil beasts to cease promised unto the house of Israel out of the land ; and they shall dwell and to the house of Judah. In those safely in the wilderness, and sleep in days, and at that time, will I cause the woods. And I will make them the Branch of righteousness to grow and the places round about my hill up unto David ; and he shall execute a blessing ; and I will cause the shower judgment and righteousness in the to come down in his season: there land. In those days shall Judah be shall be showers of blessing. And saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell the tree of the field shall yield her safely: and this is the name where fruit, and the earth shall yield her inwith she shall be called, The LORD crease, and they shall be safe in their our righteousness, xxxiii. 14—16. land, and shall know that I am the Considerest thou not what this people LORD, when I have broken the bands have spoken, saying, The two fami- of their yoke, and delivered them out lies which the LORD hath chosen, he of the band of those that served themhath even cast them off? thus they I selves of them. And they shall no

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more be a prey to the heathen, nei- | The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, ther shall the beast of the land de- and utter his voice from Jerusalem; vour them: but they shall dwell safely, and the heavens and the earth shall and none shall make them afraid. shake: but the LORD will be the hope And I will raise up for them a Plant of his people, and the strength of the of renown, and they shall be no more children of Israel. So shall ye know consumed with hunger in the land, that I am the LORD your God dwellneither bear the shame of the heathen ing in Zion, my holy mountain: then any more. Thus shall they know that shall Jerusalem be holy, and there I the LORD their God am with them, shall no strangers pass through her and that they, even the house of Israel, any more. And it shall come to pass are my people, saith the Lord God. in that day, that the mountains shall And ye my flock, the flock of my pas. drop down new wine, and the hills ture, are men, and I am your God, shall flow with milk, and all the saith the Lord God, xxxiv. 22- rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, 31. And say unto them, Thus saith and a fountain shall come forth of the the Lord God, Behold, I will take house of the Lord, and shall water the children of Israel from among the the valley of Shittim. Egypt shall heathen, whither they be gone, and be a desolation, and Edom shall be a will gather them on every side, and desolate wilderness, for the violence bring them into their own land : and against the children of Judah, because I will make them one nation in the they have shed innocent blood in their land upon the mountains of Israel; land. But Judah shall dwell for ever, and one king shall be king to them and Jerusalem from generation to geall: and they shall be no more two neration. For I will cleanse their nations, neither shall they be divided blood that I have not cleansed: for into two kingdoms any more at all : the Lord dwelleth in Zion, Joel iii. Neither shall they defile themselves 16--21. But upon mount Zion shall any more with their idols, nor with be deliverance, and there shall be hotheir detestable things, nor with any liness; and the house of Jacob shall of their transgressions : but I will possess their possessions, Obad. 17. save them out of all their dwelling. I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all places wherein they have sinned, and of thee; I will surely gather the remwill cleanse them: so shall they be nant of Israel; I will put them togemy people, and I will be their God. ther as the sheep of Bozrah, as the And David my servant shall be king flock in the midst of their fold: they over them: and they all shall have one shall make great noise by reason of shepherd : and they shall also walk the multitude of men. The breaker in my judgments, and observe my is come up before them : they have statutes, and do them. And they shall broken up, and have passed through dwell in the land that I have given the gate, and are gone out by it; and unto Jacob my servant, wherein your their King shall pass before them, fathers have dwelt; and they shall and the Lord on the head of them. dwell therein, even they and their Mic. ii. 12, 13. Sing, O daughter of children, and their children's chil- Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and dren, for ever; and my servant David rejoice with all the heart, O daughter shall be their prince for ever.

More of Jerusalem. The Lord hath taken over, I will make a covenant of peace away thy judgments, he hath cast out with them; it shall be an everlasting thine enemy: the king of Israel, even covenant with them : and I will place the Lord, is in the midst of thee : them, and multiply them, and will set thou shalt not see evil any more. In my sanctuary in the midst of them for that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, evermore. My tabernacle also shall Fear thou not; and to Zion, Let not be with them; yea, I will be their thine hands be slack. The Lord thy God, and they shall be my people. God in the midst of thee is mighty; And the heathen shall know that I he will save, he will rejoice over thee the Lord do sanctify Israel, when with joy; he will rest in his love; he my sanctuary shall be in the midst will joy over thee with singing. I will of them for evermore, xxxvii. 21–28. I gather them that are sorrowful for the VOL. II.

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VER. 55. whom the reproach of it wus a burden. (Καθώς ελάλησε προς τους πατέρας ημών, Bebold, at that time I will undo all tố 'A Bpady, nai tơ cméguati aútov,) eis that afflict thee; and I will save her cò alõva. that halteth, and gather her that was a As he spake to our fathers, to Abradriven out; and I will get them praise ham, and to his seed for ever. and fame in every land where they a See on Matt. i. ver. 1. clause 3. have been put to shame. At that

VER. 56. time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I τρείς και υπέστρεψεν εις τον οίκον αυτής.

"Εμεινε δε Μαριάμ συν αυτή ώσει μήνας will make you a name and a praise

And Mary abode with her about three among all people of the earth, when I months, and returned to her own house. turn back your captivity before your

VER. 57. eyes, saith the LORD, Zeph. ii. 1420. Who is left among you that saw

Τη δε Ελισάβετ επλήσθη ο χρόνος του this house in her first glory? and how rexeña avtúy ral éyéwnsev vióv. do ye see it now? is it not in your she should be delivered ; and she brought

Now Elisabeth's full time came that eyes in comparison of it as nothing ? Yet now be strong, o Zerubbabel, forth a son. saith the LORD; and be strong, O

VER. 58. Joshua, son of Josedech, the high Και ήκουσαν οι περίοικοι και οι συγγενείς priest; and be strong, all ye people autñs, oro fueyáâuve Kúpoog vò REOS QÜTOÜ of the land, saith the Lord,and work: pet' airns naà ouvéxaigov avtý. for I am with you, saith the Lord of And her neighbours and her cousins hosts : According to the word that I heard how the Lord had shewed great covenanted with you when ye came mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her. out of Egypt, so my Spirit remaineth

VER. 59. among you: fear ye not. For thus saith the Lord of hosts, Yet once, it

Και εγένετο, εν τη ογδόη ημέρα ήλθον σεis a little while, and I will shake the | ειτεμεΐν το παιδίον, και εκάλουν αυτό επι heavens, and the earth, and the sea,

τω ονόματι του πατρός αυτού, Ζαχαρίαν. , and the dry land; and I will shake

And it came to pass, that a on the all nations, and the Desire of all na- eighth day they came to circumcise the tions shall come: and I will fill this child; und they called him Zacharias, house with glory, saith the LORD of after the name of his father. hosts. The silver is mine, and the

a And when eight days were accomgold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts. plished for the circumcising of the The glory of this latter house shall be child, his name was called JESUS, greater than of the former, saith the which was so named of the angel beLORD of hosts : and in this place will fore he was conceived in the womb, I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts, Luke ii. 21. And he that is eight days Hag. ii

. 3–9. Cry yet, saying, Thus old shall be circumcised among you, saith the LORD of hosts, My cities every man-child in your generations; through prosperity shall yet be spread

he that is born in the house, or bought

with abroad; and the LORD shall yet com

money

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any stranger, which is fort Zion, and shall yet choose Jeru

not of thy seed, Gen. xvii. 12. and salem, Zech. iv. 17,

Lev. xii. 3.

And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD

VER. 60. of hosts, saying, Behold the man,

Και αποκριθείσα ή μήτης αυτού, είπεν: whose name is The BRANCH: and | Ουχί αλλά κληθήσεται Ιωάννης. he shall grow up out of his place, and

And his mother answered and said, he shall build the temple of the LORD: Not so; but he shall be called John. Even he shall build the temple of the

a But the angel said unto him, Fear LORD;' and he shall bear the glory, not, Zacharias : for thy prayer is and shall sit and rule upon his throne;

and thy wife Elisabeth shall and he shall be a priest upon his bear thee a son, and thou shalt call throne: and the counsel of

his name John, ver. 13.

peace shall be between them both, vi. 12,

VER. 61. 13.

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μασαν πάντες. .

ły our geveię gou, ôc KameTTas Tớ óvó- cloud, and spake unto him, and took ματς 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. 'Ενένενον δε τα πατρί αυτού, το τί αν | The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, Θέλος καλείσθαι αυτόν.

and his word wus 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 flesh; and your sons

and Και αιτήσας πινακίδιον, έγραψε λέγων·

your daughters shall prophecy, Plavárms tò ovoua aúoû. Kai saú- your old men shall dream dreams,

your young men shall see visions,

Joel ii. 28. And he asked for a writing table,

For the prophecy came 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 τω λαώ And his mouth was opened immedi- avtoữ. 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.

a And there came a fear on all : Και εγένετο επί πάντας φόβος τους πεφιοικούντας αυτούς και orang rõ opscvõi and they glorified God, saying, That της Ιουδαίας διελαλείτο πάντα τα ρήματα

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. * Or, things.

cause thou knewest not the time of

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 ; ;

Psal. καρδία αυτών, λέγοντες· τί άρα το παιδίον | holy and reverend is his name, τούτο έσται ; Και χείρ Κυρίου ήν μετ' αυ- οχι.9. Tல். .

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! And the hand of the Lord was with him.

| οίκω Δαβίδ του παιδός αυτού • a And the child grew, and waxed

And hath raised up a an horn of salstrong in spirit, and was in the de- vation for us b in the house of his servant

David; serts till the day of his shewing unto 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 Zaxagías ó math, aŮTO ÉTTAKO In 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 awas 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 sala 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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A. M. 3999. lence, 2 Sam. xxii. 2, 3. The LORD and who is the sword of thy excelis 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 • 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 resť from

it shall come to pass, in the day that me, and his word was in my tongue thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and 2 Sam. xxiii. 2. 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, they departed, after that Paul had reign and prosper, and shall execute spoken one word ; Well spake the judgment and justice in the earth. In Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet Israel shall dwell safely ; and this is

his days Judah shall be saved, and unto our Fathers, Acts xxviii. 25. his name whereby he shall be called, Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSToday 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,

xxxii. 37, 38. Thus saith the LORD a That we should be saved from our enemies , and from the hand of all that God, When I shall have gathered the

house of Israel from the ple among

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, I'ness, and sleep in the woods, xxxiv.

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