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John v. 16. The Jews did persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
Ver. 18. They sought the more to kill him, because he said that God was his Father.
xv. 20. If they have persecuted me, they will persecute you also. XX. That Jews and Gentiles should join against him. Ps. ii. 1. Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing. Kings of the earth do set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord, and against his anointed.-Fulfilled :
Matt. xii. 14. The Pharisees held a counsel together, how they might destroy him. Mark iii. 16. John xi. 53.
Luke xxiii. 12. Pilate and Herod were made friends together. Acts iv. 27. Against thy holy child Jesus whom thou hast anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and people of Israel were gathered together, for to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.
XXI. Should be sold for money. Zech. xi. 12. They weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver, a goodly price that I was prised at of them. Amos ii. 6.-Fulfilled:
Matt. xxvi. 15. They covenanted with Judas for thirty pieces of silver, and from that time he sought opportunity to betray him. XXII. The use they apply the money to, foretold. Zech. xi. 13. I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord.
Matt. xxvii. 7. They bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
Ver. 8. Wherefore that field is called the field of blood unto this day. Acts i. 16, 19.
XXIII. Prophecies concerning the person who should betray Christ. John vi. 64. Jesus knew from the beginning who should betray him. Ver. 70. He said, have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil.
Ver. 71. He spake this of Judas, for he it was that should betray him.
Matt. xxvi. 21. One of you shall betray me.
Ver. 23. He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, shall betray me.
Luke xxii. 21. The hand of him that betrayeth me is on the table with me.
John xiii. 18. He that eateth bread with me hath lift up his heel against me.-Fulfilled :
Matt. xxvi. 14. Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,
Ver. 15. And said unto them, what will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? and they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
Ver. 16. And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him. Matt. xxvi. 47. Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude.
Ver. 48. He gave them a sign, saying, whomsoever I shall kiss, the same is he.
Matt. xxvi. 49. And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, hail, master, and kissed him.
Ps. cix. 7. When he shall be judged, let him be condemned.
XXIV. Thus expressed by Christ. Matt. xxvi. 34. Wo unto that man, by whom the Son of man is betrayed, it had been good for that man if he had not been born.-Fulfilled:,
Matt. xxvii. 4. Judas said, I have sinned in that I have betrayed innocent blood.
Ver. 5. And he went and hanged himself.
Acts i. 25. That he might go to his own place.
XXV. That Christ should be forsaken. Zech. xiii. 7. Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the Lord of hosts, smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.
The same thus expressed by Christ.
Matt. xxvi. 31. All ye shall be offended because of me this night. Mark xiv. 27. John xvi. 32.-Fulfilled:
Ver. 56. They all forsook him and fled.
XXVI. Peter's denying him. Matt. xxvi. 34. Peter, thou shalt deny me.
Ver. 70. Peter denied, &c.
Ver. 72. He denied again with an oath.
Ver. 74. He denied, and began to curse and to swear.
XXVII. Beaten and spit on. Ps. xxii. 16. The assembly of the wicked have inclosed me.
Isa. 1. 3. I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them. that plucked off the hair, I hid not my face from shame and spitting. Fulfilled, Matt. xxvi. 67.
Mic. v. i. They shall smite the judge of Israel, with a rod upon the cheek.-Fulfilled, Matt. xxvii. 30.
XXVIII. Christ's own account of this. Matt. xvi. 21. From that time forth, Jesus began to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
Matt. xx. 18. Behold we go up unto Jerusalem, (Luke xiii. 33. For it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem) and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him unto the Gentiles, to mock, &c. Mark x. 34. To spit upon and to scourge, and to crucify him, and the third day he shall rise again.
XXIX. What kind of death he should die. Ps. xxii. 16. They pierced my hands and feet.
Zech. xii. 10. They shall look on him whom they have pierced. John iii. 15. As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the son of man be lifted up.
Matt. xxvi. 2. After two days is the passover, and the son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
Ver. 45. The hour is come, that the son of man should be glorified. XXX. Christ's silence. Isa. liii. 7. He was oppressed and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth, he was brought as a lamb to
the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.
Matt. xxvii. 12. When he was accused, he answered nothing. Mark xiv. 61. xv. 3, 5. Luke xxiii. 9.
1 Pet. ii. 23, When he was reviled, he reviled not again. XXXI. They give sentence against him. Matt. xxvi. 66. They condemn him to death.
Ver. 67. Then did they spit in his face, and buffetted him, others smote him with the palms of their hands.
Ver. 68. Saying prophecy to us, thou Christ, who is he that smote thee. Luke xxii. 64.
Luke xxiii. 1. They lead him to Pilate (a Gentile.)
Ver. 7. Pilate sends him to Herod.
Ver. 11. Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and sent him again to Pilate.
Ver. 21. The people cried, crucify him.
Ver. 23. And the voices of them, and of the chief priests, prevailed.
Ver. 24. And Pilate gave sentence, that it should be even as they required.
Ver. 26. Pilate scourged Jesus, and delivered him to be crucified, Ver. 27, 28, 29.
Ver. 30. They spit upon him, and smote him on the head, and led him away to crucify him.
XXXII. Give him gall. Ps. xxii. 25. My tongue cleaveth to my jaws.
Ixix. 21. They gave me gall for my meat, and in my thirst, they gave me vinegar to drink.-Fulfilled:
Matt. xxvii. 34. They gave him vinegar mingled with gall. Ver. 48. Mark xv. 36. Luke xxiii. 36. John xix. 29.
XXXIII. They mock him on the cross. Ps. xxii. 7. All they that see me, laugh me to scorn.
Ver. 8. Saying he trusted in the Lord, let him deliver him. See this fulfilled, Matt. xxvii. Ver. 39 to 44. Mark xv. 29.
XXXIII. Part his garments. Ps. xxii. 18. They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. Mark xv. 24.
HIS WORDS ON THE CROSS.
Ps. xxii. 1. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me. Mark
XXXV. Prays for his enemies. Isa. liii. 12. He made intercession for transgressors.
Luke xxiii. 34. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.
XXXVI. His death. Dan. ix. 26. Messiah shall be cut off.
Isa. liii. 8. Cut off out of the land of the living.
Ver. 12. He hath poured out his soul unto death.
Luke xxii. 53. This is your hour, and the power of darkness. Matt. xxvii. 50. Jesus cried, and yielded up the ghost. Mark xv.
37, 39. Luke xxiii. 46. John xix. 30.
Isa. liii. 12. He was numbered with transgressors.
Mark xv. 27. With him they crucified two thieves.
XXXVII. A bone of him should not be broken. 1 Cor. v. 7. Christ our passover, is sacrificed for us.
John xix. 36. That the scripture might be fulfilled, a bone of him shall not be broken.
XXXVIII. Buried with the rich. Isa. liii. 9. He made his grave with the rich.
Matt. xxvii. 57. There came a rich man of Arimathea,
Ver. 58. And begged the body of Jesus.
Ver. 59. He wrapped it in clean linen, and laid it in his own new tomb.
Ver. 66. They made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone and setting a watch.
XXXIX. That he should arise from the dead. Ps. xvi. 10. Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine holy one to see corruption.
Christ often promised he should rise on the third day, which answers to his not seeing corruption, in the foregoing texts. See Matt. xvi. 21.-xx. 18. Mark viii. 31.
XL. Christ seems to rest the credit of all his pretensions on this event, of his rising from the dead.
Matt. xvi. 16. Peter said unto him, thou art Christ, the Son of the living God.
Ver. 20. He charged his disciples that they should tell no man, that he was Jesus, the Christ, (Mark ix. 10.) till the Son of man were risen from the dead.
XLI. The witnesses of his resurrection. Matt. xxviii. 5. The angel said to the women, fear not ye, for I know that ye seek Jesus which was crucified.
Ver. 6. He is not here, for he is risen as he said.
Ver. 7. Go quickly and tell his disciples, that he is risen from the dead, and behold he goeth before you into Galilee, there shall ye see him. See John xx. and Mark xvi. 6, 7. Luke xxiv. 5, 6.
XLII. Other evidences of Christ's resurrection are, his appearances often after his resurrection, to many who had been personally acquainted with him before his death.
Mark xvi. 9. He appeared first to Mary Magdalen, John 20. 4. Matt. xxviii. 9. To other women.
Mark xvi. 12. To two disciples, as they went into the country. Luke xxiv. 36. To the eleven, and others with them.
Ver. 40. He shewed his hands and his feet to them.
Ver 43. He did eat before them. Mark xvi. 14. John xx. 19.
Ver. 27. And said to Thomas, reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side, and be not faithless but believing.
Luke xxiv. 34. He appeared to Simon.
John xxi. 1. To the disciples, at the sea of Tiberias.
Matt. xxviii. 16. To the eleven, on a mountain in Galilee.
Acts i. 3. To the apostles he shewed himself alive after his passion, by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.
1 Cor. xv. 6. He was seen of above five hundred brethren at once. of whom the greater part remain unto this present.
Acts x. 40. Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us who did eat and drink with him, after he rose from the dead.
Acts ii. 24, This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
1 Cor. xv. 14. If Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain and your faith is also vain.
XLIII. He was raised by the power of God. Rom. vi. 4. Christ was raised from the dead, by the glory of the Father.
Heb. xiii. 20. The God of peace brought again from the dead, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Rom. i. 4. He was declared to be the Son of God, with power by the resurrection from the dead.
1 Cor. xv. 20. He is the first fruits of them that slept.
Rev. i. 5. The first begotten from the dead. See Acts iii. 15, 26. ―iv. 10, 33.—v. 30.-xiii. 30, 33, 34.-xvii. 3. Rom. iv. 24, 25.vii. 4.—viii. 11. 1 Cor. vi. 14.-xv. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Eph. i. 20. Col. ii. 12. 1 Thess. i. 10. 2 Tim. ii. 8. 1 Pet. i. 21.
XLIV. Christ's ascension. Ps. xvi. 12. Thou wilt shew me the path of life.
Ixviii. 18. Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive, thou hast received gifts for men. Ps. xxiv. 7.
John vi. 62. What and if ye shall see the son of man ascend up, where he was before. Ch. xiv. 12.
John xx. 17. Jesus said, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father, to my God, and your God.-Fulfilled :
Luke xxiv. 51. It came to pass while he blessed them, that he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. Mark xvi. 19.
Acts i. 9. While they beheld he was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight.
XLV. That he should sit at God's right hand. Ps. cx. 1. The Lord said unto my Lord, sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy foot-stool. Matt. xxii. 44.
cxviii. 22. The stone which the builders refused, &c.
Acts vii. 55. Stephen full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
Ver. 56. And said, behold I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
XLVI. The Holy Ghost promised. Isa. xliv. 3. I will pour out my Spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring.
Joel ii. 28. I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh. Acts ii. 17. XLVII. Promised by Christ. Luke xxiv. 49. Behold I send the promise of the Father upon you, but tarry ye in Jerusalem till ye be endowed with power from on high. Acts i. 4.
John xiv. 16. I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another comforter, that he may abide with you for ever.
Ver. 26. He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
xv. 26. He shall testifiy of me.
Ver. 27. And ye shall bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.