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they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a 'dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.

14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:

15 And was there until the death of Herod : that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, "Out of Egypt have I called my son.

16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and 'slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.

17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,

18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel

5 deceived. Wi. Co. deluded. Rh. Pu.

P JOB, Xxxiii. 14, 15, 17: God speaketh-In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; That he may withdraw man from his purpose.

Hos. xi. 1: When Israel was a child then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.

* VER. 13. 22. PRO. xxi. 30: There is no wisdom, nor understanding, nor counsel against the LORD.

S JER. xxxi. 15: Thus saith the LORD, a voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping: Rachel weeping for her children, refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.

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weeping for her children, and would not be conforted, because they are not.

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The third year 19 ¶ But when Herod was dead, mon account called behold, an angel of the Lord appearAnno Domini. eth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,

20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are 'dead which sought the young child's life.

21 And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.

22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judæa in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of "Galilee :

23 And he came and dwelt in a city called 'Nazareth that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.


t Exod. iv. 19: And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian, go, return into Egypt; for all the men are dead which sought thy life.

ú MAT. iii. 13. LUKE, ii. 39: And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.


JOHN, i. 45: Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, we have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

W NUMB. vi. 13: And this is the law of the Nazarite, when the days of his separation are fulfilled: he shall be brought unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. JUDG. xiii. 5: For lo, thou shalt conceive and bear a son, and no razor shall come on his head for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines. 1 SAM. i. 11: And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head. Aмos, ii. 10-12 : Also I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and led you


1 John preacheth: his office: life, and baptism. 7 He reprehendeth the Pharisees, 13 and baptizeth Christ in Jordan.

A. D. 26. IN those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judæa,

2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

4 And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins;

forty years through the wilderness, to possess the land of the Amorite. And I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young men for Nazarites. Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel? saith the LORD. But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not. Acтs, xxiv. 5: For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ring-leader, of the sect of the Nazarenes.


MARK, i. 4: John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance, for the remission of sins. LUKE, iii. 2: The word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.

b Jos. xiv. 10: The LORD spake this word unto Moses, while the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years old. JOHN, i. 28: These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

DAN. ii. 44: In the days of these things shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. MAT. iv. 17: From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. do. x. 7: And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

d See on MARK, i. 3.

2 KINGS, i. 8. He [Elijah] was an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. ZEC. xiii. 4: Neither shall

and his meat was 'locusts and wild honey. 5 Then "went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judæa, and all the region round about Jordan, 6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.

7 ¶ But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the 'wrath to come?

they [the Prophets] wear a rough garment to deceive. MAT. xi. 8: But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. MARK, i. 6: John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey.

f LEV. xi. 22: Even these of them ye may eat the locust after his kind.

§ 1 SAM. xiv. 25, 26: And all they of the land came to a wood, and there was honey upon the ground. And when the people were come into the wood, behold, the honey dropped.

h MARK, i. 5: There went out unto him, all the land of Judea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.


iACTs, i. 5: For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. do. ii. 38: Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. do. xix. 4, 18: Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him that should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. Many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.

KISA. lix. 5: They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper. MAT. xii. 34: O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. do. xxiii. 33: Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell! LUKE, iii. 7-9.

JER. li. 6: Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul; be not cut off in her iniquity, for this is the time of the LORD's vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence. ROM. V.9: Much more then, being now justified

8 Bring forth therefore fruits "meet for repentance :1

9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have "Abraham to our father: for I say unto unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

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10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

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by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 1 THES. i. 10: And to wait for his son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Christ Jesus, which hath delivered us from the wrath to come.

m LUKE, iii. 8: Bring forth fruits therefore worthy of repentACTS, xxvi. 20: Shewed-that they should repent and turn to God; and do works meet for repentance.


" MAT. viii. 11: Many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. JOHN, viii. 33, 39: They answered him, we be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, ye shall be made free? Abraham is our father. ACTS, xiii. 26: Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent. Rom. iv. 1, 11, 16: What shall we then say that Abraham, our father as pertaining the flesh, hath found? And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised; that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all.

• See on MAT. vii. 19.

PISA. iv. 4: When the LORD shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof, by the spirit of judgment, and the spirit of burning. do. xliv. 3: I will pour water on him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine

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