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renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which Elisabeth was barren, and they both he shed on us abundantly through were now well stricken in years. Jesus Christ our Saviour ; That, being justified by his grace, we should be

VER. 8. made heirs, according to the hope of 'Εγένετο δε εν τω ιερατεύειν αυτόν εν τη eternal life, Tit. iii. 3—7. See also táčei tñs éqnpepías aitį žvQVTI TOŰ EGŪ, on Matt. i. ver. 19. clause 1. b And if thou wilt walk before me,

And it came to pass, that while he as David thy father walked, in inte

a executed the Priest's office before God. grity of heart, and in uprightness, to

in the order of his course, do according to all that I have com- a And take thou unto thee Aaron manded thee, and wilt keep my sta- thy brother, and his sons with him, tutes and my judgments, 1 Kings ix. from among the children of Israel, 4. I beseech thee, O Lord, remem- that he may minister unto me in the ber now how I have walked before priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab, and thee in truth and with a perfect Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's heart, and have done that which is sons, Exod. xxviii. 1. And thou good in thy sight. And Hezekiah shalt put them upon Aaron thy browept sore, 2 Kings XX. 3. Then shall ther, and his sons with him; and I not be ashamed, when I have re- shalt anoint them and consecrate spect unto all thy commandments, them, and sanctify them, that they Psal. cxix. 6. And herein do I exer- may minister unto me in the priest's cise myself, to have always a con- office, 41, and xxix. 1. Now these science void of offence toward God are the divisions of the sons of and toward men, Acts xxiv. 16. For Aaron.--Among the sons of Eleazar the grace of God that bringeth salva- there were sixteen chief men of the tion hath appeared to all men, Teach- house of their fathers, and eight among ing us, that, denying ungodliness and the sons of Ithamar according to the worldly lusts, we should live soberly, house of their fathers. Thus were righteously, and godly, in this present they divided by lot, one sort with world; Looking for that blessed hope, another; for the governors of the and the glorious appearing of the sanctuary, and governors of the house great God and our Saviour Jesus of God, were of the sons of Eleazar, Christ, Tit. ii. 11–13. And hereby and of the sons of Ithamar. And we do know that we know him, if we Shemaiah the son of Nathaniel the keep his eommandments, 1 John ii. 3. scribe, one of the Levites, wrote them «That ye may be blameless and harm- before the king, and the princes, and less, the sons of God without rebuke, Zadok the priest, and Abimelech the in the midst of a crooked and per- son of Abiathar, and before the chief verse nation, among whom ye shine of the fathers of the priests and Leas lights in the world, Phil. ii. 15. vites, one principal household being In the body of his flesh through death, taken for Eleazar, and one taken for to present you holy, and unblameable, Ithamar.--These were the orderings and unreproveable in his sight, Col. of them in their service to come into i. 22. To the end he may stablish the house of the Lord, according to your hearts unblameable in holiness their manner, under Aaron their faBefore God, even our Father, at the ther, as the LORD God of Israel had coming of sur Lord Jesus Christ with commanded them, 1 Chron. xxiv. 1. all his saints, 1 Thess. ii. 13. 4-6. 19. And he appointed, acWherefore, beloved, seeing that ye cording to the order of David his look for such things, be diligent that father, the courses of the priests to ye, may be found of him in peace, their service, 2 Chron. viii. 14. And without spot, and blameless, 4 Pet. Hezekiah appointed the courses of

the priests and the Levites after their VER. 7.

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LORD, 2 Chron. xxxi. 2. And they staves to bear it withal. And thou set the priests in their divisions, and shalt make the staves of sbittim-wood, the Levites in their courses, for the and overlay them with gold. And service of God, which is at Jerusalem; thou shalt put it before the vail that as it is written in the book of Moses, is by the ark of the testimony, before Ezra vi. 18.

the mercy-seat that is over the testiVER. 9.

mony, where I will meet with thee. Κατά το έτος της ιερατείας, έλαχε του And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet θυμιάσαι, εισελθών εις τον ναόν του Κυρίου. incense every morning, when he dress

a According to the custom of the Priest's eth the lamps, he shall burn incense office, his lot was to burn incense when upon it. And when Aaron lighteth he went into the temple of the Lord.

the lamps at even, he shall burn ina And Aaron shall bum thereon before the Lord throughout your ge

cense upon it; a perpetual incense sweet incense every morning: when nerations, Exodus xxx. 1–8. And he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn another angel came and stood at the incense upon it. And when Aaron altar, having a golden censer; and lighteth the lamps at even, he shall there was given unto him much inburn incense upon it a perpetual in

cense, that he should offer it with the cense before the LORD throughout prayers of all saints upon the golden your generations, Exod. xxx. 7, 8.

altar which was before the throne. And did I choose him out of all the Rev. viii. 3. tribes of Israel, to be my priest, and

VER. 12. to offer upon mine altar, to burn in. cense, to wear an ephod before me, Και έταράχθη Ζαχαρίας ιδών, και φόβος 1 Sam. ii. 28.

επέπεσεν επ' αυτόν . VER. 10.

And when Zacharias saw him, he was

troubled, and fear fell upon him. Και πάν το πλήθος του λαού ήν

προσευχόμενον έξω τη ώρα του θυμιάματος. .

VER. 13. And the whole multitude of the people

Είπε δε προς αυτόν ο άγγελος: Μη φοβού, were praying without at the time of in- Ζαχαρία· διότι είσηκούσθη η δέησίς σου

και η γυνή σου 'Ελισάβετ γεννήσει υιόν σοι, VER. 11.

και καλέσεις το όνομα αυτού Ιωάννην. . "Ωφθη δε αυτώ άγγελος Κυρίου, έστως

But the angel suid unto him, Fear $x desãy toỮ Suolaosnpiou trữ Superá- not, Zacharias: a for thy prayer is ματος. .

heard ; and thy wife Elisabeth shall And there appeared unto him an bear thee a son, band thou shalt call his & angel of the Lord standing on the

name John. right side of b the altar of incense.

a And Isaac intreated the LORD for aSee on Matt. xviii.ver. 10. clause 2. his wife, because she was barren : and

b And thou shalt make an altar to the LORD was intreated of him, and burn incense upon; of shittim-wood Rebekah his wife conceived, Gen. xxv. shalt thou make it. X cubit shall be 21. Wherefore it came to pass, when the length thereof, and a cubit the the time was come about after Hanbreadth thereof; foursquare shall it nah had conceived, that she bare a be: and two cubits shall be the height son, and called his name Samuel, saythereof: the horns thereof shall be of ing, Because I have asked him of the the same.

And thou shalt overlay it Lord. And the man Elkanah, and all with pure gold, the top thereof, and his house, went up to offer unto the the sides thereof round about, and Lord the yearly sacrifice, and his vow. the horns thereof; and thou shalt But Hannah went not up; for she said make unto it a crown of gold round unto her husband, I will not go up unabout. And two golden rings shalt til the child be weaned, and then I thou make to it under the crown of it, will bring him, that be may appear by the two corners thereof; upon the before the Lord, and there abide for two sides of it shalt thou make it ; ever. And Elkanah her husband said and they shall be for places for the unto her, Do what seemeth thee good;


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tarry until thou have weaned him; / joy of him. Thy father and thy mother only the LORD establish his word. So shall be glad, and she that bare thee the woman abode, and gave her son shall rejoice, Prov. xxiii. 24, 25. suck until she weaned him. And when

VER. 15. she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three bullocks, and one

"Εσται γαρ μέγας ενώπιον του Κυρίου ephah of flour, and a bottle of wine,

και οίνον και σίκερα ου μή πίη και Πνεύand brought him unto the house of the | ματος αγίου πλησθήσεται έτι εκ κοιλίας LORD in Shiloh : and the child was

μητρος αυτού. young. And they slew a bullock, and

a For he shall be great in the sight of brought the child to Eli. And she said,

the Lord, band shall drink neither wine Oh, my lord ! as thy soul liveth, my

nor strong drink; Cand he shall be filled lord, I am the woman that stood by thee

with the Holy Ghost, d even from his here, praying unto the Lord. For

mother's womb. this child I prayed ; and the LORD

a See on Matt. xi. ver. 9. and 11, hath given me my petition which I clause 1. asked of him: Therefore also I have b For John the Baptist came neither lent him to the LORD ; as long as he eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye liveth he shall be lent to the LORD. say, He hath a devil, Luke vii. 33. and And he worshipped the Lord there, Matt. xi. 18. Speak unto the children of 1 Sam. i. 20—28. And he said, About Israel, and say unto them, When either this season, according to the time of man or woman shall separate themlife, thou shalt embrace a son. And selves to vow a vow of a Nazarite, to she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of separate themselves unto the LORD: God, do not lie onto thine hand. He shall separate himself from wine maid. And the woman conceived, and strong drink, and shall drink no and bare a son at that season that vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong Elisha had said unto her, according to drink, neither shall he drink any lithe time of life, 2 Kings iv. 16, 17. quor of grapes, nor eat moist grape b And it came to pass, that on the

or dried. All the days of his separaeight day they came to circumcise the tion shall he eat nothing that is made child; and they called him Zacharias, of the vine tree, from the kernels even after the name of his father. And his to the husk, Numb. vi. 2-4. mother answered and said, Not so; c And they were all filled with the but he shall be called John. And they

Holy Ghost, and began to speak with said unto her, There is none of thy other tongues, as the Spirit gave them kindred that is called by this name.

ulterance, Acts ii. 4. For he was a And they made signs to his father, how good man, and full of the Holy Ghost he would have him called. And he and of faith: and much people were asked for a writing-table, and wrote, added unto the Lord, xi. 24. And be saying, His name is John. And they not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; marvelled all. And his mouth was

but be filled with the Spirit, Eph. v. 18. opened immediately, and his tongue

d Before thou camest forth out of the loosed, and he spake, and praised God,

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thee a prophet unto the nations, Jer. VER. 14.

i. 5.

VER. 16. Και έσται χαρά σου και αγαλλίασις, , και πολλοί επί τη γεννήσει αυτού χαρή- Και πολλούς των υιών Ισραήλ έσι

στρέψει επί Κύριον τον Θεόν αυτών. . a And thou shalt have joy and glad

a And many of the children of Israel ness; and many shall rejoice at his shall he turn to the Lord their God. birth.

a And thou, child, sbalt be called a And her neighbours and her cou- The prophet of the highest : For thou sins heard how the Lord had shewed shalt go before the face of the Lord to great mercy upon her;

and they rejoic- prepare his ways, ver. 76. In those days ed with her, ver. 58. The father of the came John the Baptist, preaching in righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he the wilderness of Judæa, And saying, that begetteth a wise child shall have Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven

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A. M. 3998. is at hand. For this is he that was ing unto him, and saith, Behold the spoken of by the prophet Esaias, say- Lamb of God, which taketh away the ing, The voice of one crying in the sin of the world! This is he of whom wilderness, Prepare ye the way of I said, After me cometh a man which the Lord, make his paths straight. is preferred before me : for he was beAnd the same John had his raiment fore me, 22-30. of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle bSee on Matt. iii. ver. 3. about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey. Then went out

cThen said he to the multitude that to him Jerusalem, and all Judæa, and

came forth to be baptized of him, O all the region round about Jordan. generation of vipers ! who hath warnAnd were baptized of him in Jordan, ed you to flee from the wrath to come? confessing their sins, Matt. iii. 1-6. Bring forth, therefore, fruits worthy of For John came unto you in the way of repentance; and begin not to say withrighteousness, and ye believed him in yourselves, We have Abraham to not: but the Publicans and the har

our father : for I say unto you, That lots believed him: and ye, when ye children unto Abraham. And now also

God is able of these stones to raise up had seen it

, repented not afterward, the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: that ye might believe him, xxi. 32.

every tree, therefore, which bringeth VER, 17.

not forth good fruit, is hewn down, and Kai avròs nepoedeúCETAI ÉVÓTsoy aútoŨ y cast into the fire. And the people askανεύματι και δυνάμει 'Ηλίου, επιστρέψαι | edhim, saying, What shall we do then? καρδίας πατέρων επί τέκνα, και απειθείς | He answered and saith unto them, He έν φρονήσει δικαίων, ετοιμάσαι Κυρίω λαών that hath two coats, let him impart to κατεσκευασμένον.

him that hath none; and he that hath

meat, let him do likewise. Then came a And he shall go before him b in the also Publicans to be baptized, and spirit and power of Elias, Cto turn said unto him, Master, what shall we the hearts of the fathers to the children, do? And he said unto them, Exact d and the disobedient * to the wisdom of no more than that which is appointed the just ; eto make ready u people pre- you. And the soldiers likewise depared for the Lord.

manded of him, saying, And what shall * Or, by,

we do? And he said unto them, Do a John bare witness of him, and cried, violence to no man, neither accuse any saying, This was he of whom I spake, falsely; and be content with your He that cometh after me is preferred wages, iii. 7--14. Behold, I will send before me: for he was before me, you Elijah the prophet before the John i. 15. Then said they unto him, coming of the great and dreadful day Who art thou? that we may give an

of the LORD: And he shall turn the answer to them that sent us. What heart of the fathers to the children, sayest thou of thyself ? He said, I am and the heart of the children to their the voice of one crying in the wilder fathers, lest I come and smite the earth ness, Make straight the way of the with a curse, Mal. iv. 5, 6. Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. And d They also that erred in spirit shall they which were sent, were of the come to understanding, and they that Pharisees. And they asked him, and murmured shall learn doctrine, Isa. said unto him, Why baptizest thou xxix. 24. He answered and said, I will then, if thou be not that Christ, nor not: but afterward he repented, and Elias, neither that prophet? John went, Matt. xxi. 29. Know ye not that answered them, saying, I baptize the unrighteous shall not inherit the with water : but there standeth one kingdom of God ? Be not deceived": among you, whom ye know not; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor He it is, who coming after me, is pre- adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers ferred before me, whose shoe's latchet of themselves with mankind, Nor I am not worthy to unloose. These thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, things were done in Bethabara, beyond nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inJordan, where John was baptizing. herit the kingdom of God. And such The next day John seeth Jesus com- were some of you: but ye are washed,

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but ye are justified in the name of the beloved: therefore understand the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our matter, and consider the vision, ix. God, 1 Cor. vi. 9—1.1.*

21-23. e And Samuel spake unto all the

VER. 20. house of Israel, saying, If ye do return Και ιδού, έση σιωπών, και μη δυνάμενος unto the LoRD with all your hearts, λαλήσαι, άχρι ης ημέρας γένηται ταύτα then put away the strange gods and | ανθ' ών ουκ επίστευσας τους λόγοις μου, Ashtaroth from among you, and pre-| οίτινες πληρωθήσονται εις τον καιρόν αυτών. pare your hearts unto the LORD, and

And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and serve him only, 1 Sam. vii. 3. And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the

people, not able to speak, until the day that these that God had prepared the people things shall be performed, because thou for the thing was done suddenly, 2 believest not my words, which shall be Chron. xxix. 36. The preparations of fulfilled in their season. the heart in man, and the answer of

VER. 21. the tongue, is from the Lord, Prov. Και ήν ο λαός προσδοκών τον Ζαχαρίας: Σvi. 1. And thathe might make known και εθαύμαζον εν τω χρονίζειν αυτόν εν τω the riches of his glory on the vessels vaợ. of mercy, which he had afore pre- a And the people waited for Zacharias, pared unto glory, Rom. ix. 23. and marvelled that he tarried so long in VER. 18.

the temple. Και είπε Ζαχαρίας προς τον άγγελον" a And the whole multitude of the peoΚατά τη γνώσομαι τούτο και εγώ γάς είμι | ple were praying without at the time πρεσβύτης, και η γυνή μου προβεβηκυία έν | of incense, ver. 10. ταϊς ημέραις, αυτής.

VER. 22. And Zacharias said unto the angel, 'Εξελθών δε ουκ ήδύνατο λαλήσαι αυτούς Whereby shall I know this? for I am an και επέγνωσαν ότι οστασίας εώρακεν εν τω old man, and my wife well stricken in vaậu xai aúrós hoy dlaveuw aŭtois, xai Sréyears. VER. 19.

μενε κωφός. .

And when he came out, he could not Και αποκριθείς ο άγγελος, είπεν αυτώ | speak unto them: and they perceived Εγώ είμι Γαβριήλ και παρεστηκώς ενώπιον | that he had seen a vision in the temple: TOū ocoñ: sai àmetrádny razãoul Trgós for he beckoned unto them, and remainσε, και ευαγγελίσασθαί σοι ταύτα.

ed speechless. And the angel answering said unto

VER. 23. him, a I am Gabriel, that stand in the

Και εγένετο ως επλήσθησαν αι ημέραι présence of God; and am sent to speak | rñc nesroupyúas avtoữ, ánnabev els tòy unto thee, and to shew thee these, glad oixov aütov. tiding so

And it came to pass, that, as soon as a And in the sixth month the angel the days of his ministration were accomGabriel was sent from God unto a city plished, he departed to his own house. of Galilee, ñamed Nazareth, ver. 26. And I heard a man's voice between the

VER. 24. banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Μετά δε ταύτας τας ημέρας συνέλαβεν Gabriel, make this man to understand | 'Easáßer ý goun autoõo vai mepíexpugev the vision, Dap. viii. 16. Yea, wbiles tautò mõvas Trévre, aéyoura I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision

And after those days his wife Elisabeth at the beginning, being caused to fly conceived, and hid herself five months, swiftly, touched me about the time of


VER. 25. the evening oblation. And he informed me, and talked with me, and said,

"οτι ούτω μοι πεποίηκεν ο Κύριος εν Ο Daniel, I am now come forth to ημέραις αίς εσέΐδεν αφελεϊν το όνειδός μου give thee skill and understanding. At év áv@gásavois. the beginning of thy supplications the

Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in commandment came forth, and I am the days wherein he looked on me;a to take come to shewthee'; for thou art greatly I away my reproach among meno

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