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his paths straight, Mark i. 3. And he answered him, He was an hairy man, came into all the country about Jordan, and girt with a girdle of leather about preaching the baptism of repentance, his loins. And he said, It is Elijah for the remission of sins; As it is writ- the Tishbite, 2 Kings i. 8. And it ten in the book of the
words of Esaias shall come to pass in that day, that the the prophet, saying, The voice of one prophets shall be ashamed every one of crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye his vision, when he hath prophesied ; the way of the Lord, make his paths neither shall they wear a rough garstraight. Every valley shall be filled, ment to deceive, Zech. xiii.4. Behold, and every mountain and hill shall be I will send you Elijah the prophet bebrought low; and the crooked shall be fore the coming of the great and dreadmade straight, and the rough ways ful day of the LORD, Mal. iv. 5. And shall be made smooth; and all filesh | John was clothed with camel's hair, shall see the salvation of God, Luke iii. and with a girdle of a skin about his. 36. He said, I am the voice of one loins; and he did eat locusts and wild crying in the wilderness, Make straight honey, Mark i. 6. the way of the Lord, as said the
b For John came neither eating nor phet Esaias, John i. 23.
drinking, and they say, He hath a deAnd shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye vil, Matt. xi. 18. Even these of them up, prepare the way, take up the ye may eat; the locust after his kind, stumblingblock out of the way of my and the bald locust after his kind, and people. For thus saith the high and the beetle after his kind, and the grasslofty One that inhabiteth eternity, hopper after his kind, Lev. xi. 27. whose name is Holy; I dwell in the cHe made him ride on the high high and holy place, with him also that places of the earth, that he might eat is of a contrite and humble spirit, to the increase of the fields; and he made revive the spirit of the humble, and to him to suck honey out of the rock, and revive the heart of the contrite ones, oil out of the flinty rock, Deut. xxxii. Isa. Ivii. 14, 15. Behold, I will send 13. And all they of the land came to a my messenger, and he shall prepare the wood : and there was honey upon the way before me: and the LORD, whom ground. And when the people were ye seek, shall suddenly come to his come into the wood, behold, the honey temple, even the messenger of the co- dropped: but no man put his hand to penant, whom ye delight in : behold, his mouth : for the people feared the beshall come, saith the Lord of Hosts, oath. But Jonathan heard not when Mal
. iii. 1. And he shall.go before him his father charged the people with the in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn oath : wherefore he put forth the end the hearts of the fathers to the children, of the rod that was in his hand, and and the disobedient to the wisdom of dipped it in an honey-comb, and put the just; to make ready a people pre,
his hand to his mouth; and his eyes pared for the Lord, Luke i. 17. And were enlightened, 1 Sam. xiv. 25—27. thou, child, shalt be called, The pro
VER. 5. phet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare | και πάσα ή Ιουδαία, και πάσα ή περίχωρος
Τότε εξεπορεύετο προς αυτόν Ιεροσόλυμα, , his ways, 76.
του Ιορδάνου: VER. 4.
Then a went out to him. Jerusalem, Αυτός δε ο Ιωάννης είχε το ένδυμα | αnd all Judea, and all the region Yound αυτού άσο τριχών καμήλου, και ζώνην δερ- | about Jordan, ματίνην περί την οσφύν αυτού· και δε τροφή αυτού ήν ακρίδες και μέλι άγριον.
a And there followed him great mul.
titudes of people from Galilee, and from And the same John had a his raiment Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and of camel's hair, und a leathern girdle from Judæa, and from beyond Jordan, about his loins; band his meat was lo- 'Matt. iv. 25. And as they departed, custs and.c wild honey.
Jesus began to say unto the multitudes a But what went ye out for to see? A concerning John, What went ye out man clothed in soft raiment? behold, into the wilderness to see ? xi. 7. And they that wear soft clothing are in there went out unto him all the land king's houses, Matt. xi. 8. And they of Judæa, and they of Jerusalem,
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and were all baptized of him in the saying, I saw the Spirit descending river of Jordan, confessing their sins, from heaven like a dove, and it abode Mark i. 5.
upon him. And I knew him not: but VER. 6.
he that sent me to baptize with water, Και εβαπτίζοντο εν τω Ιορδάνη υπ' αυ- the same said unto me, Upon whom TOū, égoudroyou usvos tàs åpagtias attāv. and remaining on him, the same is he
thou shalt see the Spirit descending, And a were baptized of him in Jordan, which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost, b confessing their sins.
31-33. And John also was bapa I indeed baptize you with water tizing in Ænon near to Salim, because unto repentance; but he that cometh there was much water there; and they after me is mightier than I, whose came, and were baptized. For John shoes I am not worthy to bear: he was not yet cast into prison. Then shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost there arose a question between some of and with fire, Matt. iii. 11. Then com- John's disciples and the Jews about eth Jesus from Galilee to Jordan un- purifying, iii. 23—25. For John truto John, to be baptized of him. But ly baptized with water : but ye shall John forbade him, saying, I have need be baptized with the Holy Ghost not to be baptized of thee, and comest thou many days hence, Acts i. 5. Then Peto me? And Jesus answering said ter said unto them, Repent, and be bapunto him, Suffer it to be so now, for tized every one of you in the name of thus it becometh us to fulfil all righ- Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, teousness. Then he suffered him. And and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Jesus, when he was baptized, went up Ghost. For the promise is unto you, straightway out of the water: and, lo, and to your children, and to all that the heavens were opened unto him, and are afar off, even as many as the Lord he saw the Spirit of God descending our God shall call. And with many like a dove, and lighting upon him, other words did he testify and exhort, 13—16. Then will I sprinkle clean saying, Save yourselves from this unwater upon you, and ye shall be clean; toward generation. Then they that from all your filthiness, and from all gladly received his word were bapyour idols will I cleanse you, Ezek. tized: and the same day there were Xxxvi. 25. I indeed have baptized you added unto them about three thousand withwater: but he shall baptize you with souls, ii. 38—41. The word which God the Holy Ghost. And it came to pass sent unto the children of Israel, preachin those days, that Jesus came from ing peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of all:) That word, I say, ye know of John in Jordan, Mark i. 8, 9. John which was published throughout all answered, saying unto them all, I in- Judæa, and began from Galilee, after deed baptize you with water; but one the baptism which John preached; mightier than I cometh, the latchet of How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth whose shoes I am not worthy to un- with the Holy Ghost and with power : loose: he shall baptize you with the who went about doing good, and healHoly Ghost and with fire, Luke iii. 16. ing all that were oppressed of the deAnd they asked him, and said unto him, vil; for God was with him, X. 36% Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not 38. Then remembered I the word of that Christ, nor Elias, neither that pro- the Lord, how that he said, John inphet? John answered them, saying, I deed baptized with water; but ye shall baptize with water: but there standeth be baptized with the Holy Ghost, xi. one among you, whom ye know not; 16. Then said Paul, John verily He it is, who coming after me is pre- baptized with the baptism of repentferred before me, whose shoe's latchet ance, saying unto the people, that they I am not worthy to unloose. These should believe on him which should things were done in Bethabara beyond come after him, that is, on Christ JeJordan, where John was baptizing, sus. When they heard this, they were John i. 25—28. And I knew him not; baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus, but that he should be made manifest to xix. 4, 5. And were all baptized unto Israel, therefore am I come baptizing Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 1 with water. And John bare record, 1 Cor. 1. 2. Buried with him in bap
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A. D. 26. tism, wherein also ye are risen with LORD, the great and dreadful God, him, through the faith of the operation keeping the covenant and mercy to of God, who hath raised him from the them that love him, and to them that dead, Col. ii. 12. Not by works of keep his commandments, Dan. ix. 4. righteousness which we have done, but And there went out unto him all the according to his mercy he saved us, by land of Judæa, and they of Jerusalem, the washing of regeneration, and re- and were all baptized of him in the newing of the Holy Ghost; which he river of Jordan, confessing their sins, shed on us abundantly through Jesus Mark i. 5. I will arise and go to my Christ our Saviour, Tit. iii. 5,6. Of father, and will say unto him, Father, the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying I have sinned against heaven, and on of hands, and of resurrection of the before thee, and am no more worthy dead, and of eternal judgment, Heb. vi. to be called thy son: make me as one 2. The like figure whereunto even bap- of thy hired servants. And he arose, tism doth also now save us (not the and came to his father. But when he putting away of the filth of the flesh, was yet a great way off, his father saw but the answer of a good conscience him, and had compassion, and ran and towards God,) by the resurrection of fell on his neck, and kissed him. And Jesus Christ, 1 Pet. iii. 21.
the son said unto him, Father, I have b And Aaron shall lay both his hands sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, upon the head of the live goat, and con- and am no more worthy to be called fess over him all the iniquities of the thy son, Luke xv. 18—21. And many children of Israel, and all their trans- that believed came, and confessed, and gressions in all their sins, putting them shewed their deeds, Acts xix. 18. Conupon the head of the goat, and shall fess your faults one to another, and send him away by the hand of a fit man pray one for another, that ye may be into the wilderness, Lev. xvi. 21. If healed, Jam. v. 16. If we confess our they shall confess their iniquity, and sins, he is faithful and just to forgive the iniquity of their fathers, with us our sins, and to cleanse us from all their trespass which they trespassed unrighteousness, 1 John i. 9. against me, and that also they have
VER. 7. walked contrary unto me, xxvi. 40. Then they shall confess their sin which | δουκαίων έρχομένους επί το βάπτισμα αυ
Ίδών δε πολλούς των Φαρισαίων και Σαδthey bave done; and he shall recompense his trespass with the principal | υπέδειξεν υμίν φυγείν από της μελλούσης
του, είπεν αυτοίς: Γεννήματα έχιδνών, τις thereof, and add unto it the fifth part thereof, and give it unto him against
οργής και whom he hath trespassed, Num. v.7.
But when he saw many of a the PhaAnd Joshua said unto Achan, My risees and Sadducees come to his baptism, son, give, I pray thee, glory to the
he said unto them, bo generation of LORD God of Israel, and make con- vipers, who hath warned you to d flee fession unto him; and tell me now from the wrath to come ? what thou hast done ; hide it not from a For I say unto you, That except me, Josh. vii. 19. He looketh upon men, your righteousness shall exceed the and if any say, I have sinned, and righteousness of the scribes and Phariperverted that which was right, and it sees, ye shall in no case enter into the profited me not; He will deliver his kingdom of heaven, Matt. v. 20. Then soul from going into the pit, and his Jesus said unto them, Take heed and life shall see the light, Job xxxiii. 27, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees 28. I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and of the Sadducees, xvi. 6. How and mine iniquity have Inot hid. I said, is it that ye do not understand that I I will confess my transgressions unto spake it not to you concerning bread, the LORD; and thou forgavest the in- that ye should beware of the leaven iquity of my sin, Ps. xxxii.5. He that of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? covereth his sins shall not prosper : Then understood they how that he bade but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them not beware of the leaven of bread, them shall have mercy, Prov. xxviii. 13. but of the doctrine of the Pharisees And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and of the Sadducees, 11, 12. Then and made my confession, and said, o I went the Pharisees, and took counsel
how they might entangle him in his all that I possess, xviii. 11, 12. And as talk, xxii. 15. The same day came to they spake unto the people, the priests, him the Sadducees, which say that and the captain of the temple, and there is no resurrection, and asked the Sadducees,came upon them. Behim, 23. But when the Pharisees ing grieved that they taught the people, had heard that he had put the Saddu- and preached through Jesus the recees to silence, they were gathered surrection from the dead, Acts iv. 1, 2. together, 34. Woe unto you, Scribes But when Paul perceived that the one and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye part were Sadducees, and the other devour widows' houses, and for a Pharisees, he cried out in the council, pretence make long prayers : therefore Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, ye shall receive the greater damna- the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and tion, xxiii. 14. For the Pharisees, and resurrection of the dead I am called all the Jews, except they wash their in question. And when he had so hands oft, eat not, holding the tradi- said, there arose a dissension between tion of the elders. And when they come the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and from the market, except they wash, the multitude was divided. For the they eat not. And many other things Sadducees say that there is no resur: there be, which they have received to rection, neither angel, nor spirit: but hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, the Pharisees confess both. And there brazen vessels, and of tables. Then arose a great cry: and the scribes that the Pharisees and scribes asked him, were of the Pharisees' part arose, and Why walk not thy disciples according strove, saying, We find no evil in this to the tradition of the elders, Mark man : but if a spirit or an angel hath vii. 3–5. And they send unto him spoken to him, let us not fight against certain of the Pharisees and of the He- God, xxiii. 6—9. Which knew me from rodians, to catch him in his words, xii. the beginning, if they would testify, 13. Then come unto him the Saddu- that after the most straitest sect of cees, which say there is no resurrec- our religion I lived a Pharisee, xxvi. 5. tion, 18. And the Lord said unto b Beware of false prophets, which him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean come to you in sheep's clothing, but the outside of the cup and the platter: inwardly they are ravening wolves, but your inward part is full of raven- Matt. vii. 15. Behold, I send you forth ing and wickedness. Ye fools, did as sheep in the midst of wolves : be ye not he that made that which is with therefore wise as serpents, and harmout make that which is within also less as doves, x. 16. O generation But rather give alms of such things of vipers, how can ye, being evil, as ye have; and, behold, all things are speak good things ? for out of the abunclean unto you. But woe unto you, dance of the heart the mouth speakPharisees ! for ye tithe mint and rue eth, xii. 34. Ye serpents, ye generation and all manner of herbs, and pass of vipers, how can ye escape the damover judgment and the love of God : nation of hell, xxiii. 33. Her princes these ought ye to have done, and not to within her are roaring lions; her leave the other undone. Woeunto you, judges are evening wolves, they gnaw Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost not the bones till the morrow, Zeph. iii. seats in the synagogues, and greet- 3. Then said he to the multitude that ings in the markets Woe unto you, came forth to be baptized of him, O scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! generation of vipers, who hath warnfor ye are as graves which appear not, ed you to flee from the wrath to come. and the men that walk over them Luke iii. 7. Go yoúr ways: behold, I are not aware of them, Luke xi. 39— send youforth as lambs among wolves, 44. And the Pharisees also, who were x. 3. The same day there came covetous, heard all these things: and certain of the Pharisees, saying unto they derided him, xvi. 14. The Pha- him, get thee out, and depart hence; risee stood and prayed thus with him for Herod will kill thee. And he said self, God, I thank thee, that I am not unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, as other men ure, extortioners, unjust, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do adulterers, or even as this publican. cures to-day and to-morrow, and the I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of third day I shall be perfected, xiii. 31,
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among you, not sparing the flock, sound of the trumpet, and took not Acts xx. 29. Beware of dogs, beware warning; his blood shall be upon him. of evil workers, beware of the con- But he that taketh warning shall decision, Phil. iii. 2. These are spots in liver his soul. But if the watchman your feasts of charity, when they feast see the sword come, and blow not with you, feeding themselves without the trumpet, and the people be not fear : clouds they are without water, warned ; if the sword come, and take carried about of winds : trees whose any person from among them, he is fruit withereth, without fruit, twice taken away in his iniquity ; but his dead, plucked up by the roots ; raging blood will I require at the watchman's waves of the sea, foaming out their hand. So thou, O son of man, I have own shame; wandering stars, to whom set thee a watchman unto the house is reserved the blackness of darkness of Israel, therefore thou shalt hear the for ever, Jude 12, 13.
Blessed are word at my mouth, and warn them they that do his commandments, that from me, xxxiii. 3–7. Therefore they may have right to the tree of life, watch, and remember that by the and mayenter in through the gates into space of three years I ceased not to the city. For without are dogs, and warn every one night and day with sorcerers, and whoremongers, and tears, Acts xx. 31. By faith Noah, murderers, and idolaters, and whoso- being warned of God of things not ever loveth and maketh a lie, Rev. seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared xxii. 14, 15.
an ark to the saving of his house; by To whom shall I speak, and give the which he condemned the world, warning, that they may hear? behold, and became heir of the righteousness their ear is uncircumcised, and they which is by faith, Heb. xi. 7. cannot hearken : behold, the word of d Much more then, being now justithe Lord is unto them a reproach ; fied by his blood, we shall be saved they have no delight in it, Jer. vi. 10. from wrath through him, Rom. v. 9. When I say unto the wicked, Thou And to wait for his Son from heashalt surely die; and thou givest him ven, whom he raised from the dead, not warning, nor speakest to warn the even Jesus, which delivered us from the wicked from his wicked way, to save wrath to come, 1 Thess. i. 10. That his life; the same wicked man shall by two immutable things, in which die in his iniquity; but his blood will it was impossible for God to lie, we I require at thine hand. Yet if thou might have strong consolation, who warn the wicked, and he turn not from have fled for refuge to lay hold his wickedness, nor from his wicked upon the hope set before us, Heb. vi. way, he shall die in his iniquity ; but 18. And said to the mountains and thou hast delivered thy soul. Again, rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the when a righteous man doth turn from face of him that sitteth on the throne, his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and from the wrath of the Lamb. For and I lay a stumblingblock before him, the great day of his wrath is come; he shall die : because thou hast not and who shall be able to stand? Rev. given him warning, he shall die in his vi. 16, 17. sin, and his righteousness which he
VER. 8. hath done shall not be remembered ; Ποιήσατε ούν καρπούς αξίους της μεταbut his blood will I require at thine νοίας hand. Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin
Bring a forth therefore b fruits * meet not, and he doth not sin, he shall sure
for repentance : ly live, because he is warned; also thou
* Or, answerable to amendment of life. hast delivered thy soul, Ezek. iii.18-21. a But what think ye? A certain man If when he seeth the sword come upon had two sons : and he came to the first, the land, he blow the trumpet, and and said, Son, go work to-day in my warn the people; then whosoever hear- vineyard. He answered and said, I eth the sound of the trumpet, and tak- will not: but afterward he repented, eth not warning; if the sword come, and went.. And he came to the second