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east country, and all the wisdom of Tell ye the daughter of Zion; BeEgypt, 1 Kingsiv. 30. They that dwell | hold thy King cometh unto thee, meek, in the wilderness shall bow before and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the him ; and his enemies shall lick the foal of an ass, Matt. xxi. 5. For unto dust. The kings of Tarshish and of you is born this day in the city of Dathe isles shall bring presents, the kings vid a Saviour wbich is Christ the Lord, of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. Luke ii. 11. Saying, Blessed be the Yea, all kings shall fall down before King that cometh in the name of the ' him: all nations shall serve him. For Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in he shall deliver the needy when he the highest, xix. 38. And they began crieth, the poor also, and him that to accuse him saying, We found this hath no helper, Ps. lxxii. 9—-12. And fellow perverting the nation, and forin that day there shall be a root of bidding to give tribute to Cæsar, sayJesse, which shall stand for an ensign ing that he himself is Christ a king. of the people, to it shall the Gentiles xxiii. 2. And a superscription also was seek : and his rest shall be glorious. written over him in letters of Greek, Isa. xi. 10.

and Latin, and Hebrew, Tuis is THE VER. 2.

KinG OF TUE Jews, 38. NathaΛέγοντες: Πού έστιν ο τεχθείς βασιλεύς nael answered and saith unto him, των Ιουδαίων; είδομεν γαρ αυτού τον αστέ- | Rabbi, thou art the Son of God, thou pa iv tojávatoañ, sai ñadouky aporxuñoal art the King of Israel, John i. 49. αυτώ.

Took branches of palm trees, and went

forth to meet him, and cried Hosanna : Saying, Where is he that is a born King Blessed is the King of Israel that of the Jews ? for we have seen b his star cometh in the name of the Lord, xii. in the east, and are come to worship 13. Pilate therefore said unto him, him.

Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, * Yet have I set my king upon my Thou sayest that I am a king. To this holy hill of Zion, Ps. ii. 6. For unto end was l born, and for this cause came us a child is born, unto us a son is I into the world, that I should bear given : and the government shall be witness unto the truth. Every one that upon his shoulder: and his name shall is of the truth heareth my voice, xvii. be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The 37. And from thenceforth Pilate mighty God, The everlasting Father, sought to release bim, but the Jews The Prince of Peace. Of the increase cried, saying, If thou let this man go, of his government and peace there shall thou art not Cæsar's friend, whosoever be no end, upon the throne of David, maketh himself a king speaketh against and upon his kingdom, to order it, and Cæsar. When Pilate therefore heard to establish it with judgment and with that saying, he brought Jesus forth, justice from henceforth even for ever. and sat down in the judgment seat in The zeal of the Lord of hosts will per a place that is called the Pavement, form this, Isa. ix. 6,7. Behold a king but in the Hebrew Gabbatha. And it shall reign in righteousness and princes was the preparation of the passover, shall rule in judgment. And a man and about the sixth hour: and he saith shall be as an hiding place from the unto the Jews, Behold your King! But wind, and a covert from the tempest, they cried out, Away with him, away as rivers of water in a dry place, as with him, crucify hiin. Pilate saith the shadow of a great rock in a weary unto them, Shall I crucify your King? land, xxxii. 1, 2. Behold the dayscome, The chief priests answered, We have saith the LORD, that I will raise unto no king but Cæsar. And Pilate wrote David a righteous branch, and a King a title, and put it on the cross. And shall reign and prosper, and shall exe- the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH cute judgment and justice in the earth, THE KING OF THE Jews, xix. 12–15. Jer. Txiii.5. Rejoice greatly, 0 daugh. 19. ter of Zion; shout, o daughter of Jeru b I shall see him, but not now: I salem : behold thy King cometh unto shall behold him, but not nigh. There thee: he is just, and having salvation; shall come a Scar out of Jacob, and a lowly, and riding upon an ass, and Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and upon a colt the foal of an ass, Zech. ix.9. shall smite the comers of Moab, and

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destroy all the children of Sheth,Numb. Lord, I believe. And he worshipped xxiv. 17. And the Gentiles shall come him, John ix. 38. So shall the king to thy light, and kings to the bright- greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy ness of thy rising, Isa. Ix. 3. Through Lord, and worship thou him, Ps. xlv. the tender mercy of our God; whereby 11. And again, when he bringeth in the day-spring from on high hath vi- the first begotten into the world, he sited us. To give light to them that saith, And let all the angels of God sit in darkness and in the shadow of worship him, Heb. i. 6. And I fell at death, to guide our feet into the way his feet to worship him, and he said of peace, Luke i. 78,79. 1 Jesus have unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy sent mine angel to testify unto you fellow-servant, and of thy brethren these things in the churches. I am the that have the testimony of Jesus : worroot and the offspring of David, and ship God, Rev. ix. 10, and xxii. 8, 9. the bright and morning star, Rev. xxii.

VER. 3. 16. c When they saw the star they re

'Ακούσας δε Ηρώδης ο βασιλεύς εταράχjoiced, with exceeding great joy. And On, xai wāsa ‘leporódoua per' avtoū. when they were come into the house, When Herod the king had heard these they saw the young child with Mary things, he was troubled, and all Jerusahis mother, and fell down and worship- lem with him. ped him: and when they had opened

VER. 4. their treasures, they presented unto

και συναγαγών πάντας τους Αρχιερείς him gifts ; gold, and frankincense, and tai ypapepateis ToŰ , étudáreto nag myrrh, Matt. ii. 11.

And behold, αυτών που ο Χριστός γεννάται. there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou And when he had gathered all the canst make me clean, viii. 2. While he a chief priests and bscribes of the people spake these things unto them, behold, together, che demanded of them where there came a certain ruler and wor

Christ should be born. shipped him, saying, My daughter is a For the priest's lips should keep even now dead : but come and lay thy knowledge, and they should seek the hand upon her, and she shall live, ix. law at his mouth: for he is the mes18. Then came she, and worshipped senger of the Lord of Hosts, Mal. ii. 7. him, saying, Lord help me! xv. 25. For every high priest taken from aAnd as they went to tell his disciples, mong men is ordained for men in behold, Jesus met them, saying, all things pertaining to God, that he may hail. And they came and held him by offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins, the feet, and worshipped him, xxviii. 9. Heb. v. 1. also viii. 3. For the bodies Then the eleven disciples went away of those beasts, whose blood is brought into Galilee, into a mountain where into the sanctuary by the high priest Jesus had appointed them. And when for sin, are burned without the camp, they saw him, they worshipped him : xiü. 11. but some doubted, xvi. 17. Anditcame b For he taught them as one having to pass, while he blessed them, he was authority and not as the scribes,

Matt. parted from them, and carried up into vii. 29. Then said he unto them, Thereheaven. And they worshipped him, fore every scribe which is instructed and returned to Jerusalem with great unto the kingdom of heaven is like un. joy, xxiv. 51, 52. And when he was to a man that is an householder, which come out of the ship, immediately bringeth forth out of his treasure there met him out of the tombs a man things new and old, xiii. 52. Also they with an unclean spirit. But when he were over the bearers of burdens and saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worship- were overseers of all that wrought ped him. And cried with a loud voice, the work in any manner of service: and said, what have I to do with thee, and of the Levites there were scribes, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God, and officers and porters, 2Chron. xxxiv. Mark ii. 5-7. And they smote him 13. This Ezra went up from Babylon; on the head with a reed, and did spit and he was a ready scribe in the law upon him, and bowing their knees, of Moses, which the Lord God of Isworshipped him, xv. 19. And he said, rael had given : and the king granted

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him all his request, according to the then rage, and the people imagine a hand of the LORD his God upon him, vain thing? The kings of the earth set Ezra vii. 6. Now this is the copy of themselves, and the rulers take counsel the letter that the king Artaxerxes together against the Lord, and against gave unto Ezra the priest, the scribe, his anointed, saying, Let us break their even a scribe of the words of the com- bands asunder, and cast away their mandments of the LORD, and of his cords from us. He that sitteth in the statutes to Israel. Artaxerxes king of heavens shall laugh; the LORD shall kings, unto Ezra the priest, a scribe of have them in derision. Then shall be the law of the God of heaven, perfect speak unto them in his wrath, and vex peace, and at such a time, ii, 12. them in his sore displeasure. Yet have How do ye say,

We are wise, and the I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion, law of the Lord is with us? Lo, cer- Ps. ii. 1-6. For unto us a child is tainly in vain made he it; the pen of born, unto us a son is giveħ : and the the scribes is in vain, Jer. viii. 8. government shall be upon his shoulVER. 5.

der; and his name shall be called Won.

derful, Counsellor, The mighty God, oi dè si nov avto 'Ex Bnbraène rñs 'lou. The everlasting Father, The Prince of

δαίας: ούτω γαρ γέγραπται διά του προ- | Peace. Of the increase of his governφήτου:

ment and peace there shall be no end, And they said unto him, In Bethle- upon the throne of David, and upon his hem of Judæa: for thus it is written by kingdom, to order it, and to establish the prophet,

it with judgment and with justice from VER. 6.

henceforth even for ever. The zeal of Kai où BnBasije, grñ loúða, oidapaāc inex: Isa. ix. 6,7. And hath put all things

the LORD of Hosts will perform this, ιστη εί εν τοις ηγεμόσιν Ιούδα· έκ σου pép iftatútETA! hyoupsvo5, @OTIS TOjto head over all things, to the church,

under his feet, and gave him, to be the νεϊ τον λαόν μου τον Ισραήλ. .

Eph. i. 22. And he is the head of the And a thou Bethlehem, in the land of body, the church : who is the begin. Juda, art not the least among the princes ning, the first born from the dead; that of Juda: for out of thee shall come ba in all things he might have the preGovernor, that shall crule my people eminence, Col. i. 18. And he shall Israel

rule them with a rod of iron; as the • Or, feed.

vessels of a potter shall they be broken • But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, to shivers : even as I received of my though thou be little among the thou- Father, Rev. ii. 27. And the seventh sands of Judah, yet out of thee shall angel sounded; and there were great he come forth unto me that is to be voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms ruler in Israel; whose goings forth of this world are become the kingdoms have been from of old, from everlast- of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he irg, Mic. v. 2. Hath not the Scripture shall reign for ever and ever, xi. 15. said, That Christ cometh of the seed of cHe shall feed his flock like a shepDavid, and out of the town of Bethle- berd: he shall gather the lambs with his hem where David was, John vii. 42.

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them in his bosom, and And Jesus came and spake unto shall gently lead those that are with them, saying, All power is given unto young, Isa. xl. 11. And I will set up me in heaven and in earth, xxviii. 18. shepherds over them which shall feed The sceptre shall not depart from them : and they shall fear no more, Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his nor be dismayed, neither shall they feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him be lacking, saith the Lord. Behold, shull the gathering of the people be, the days come, saith the LORD, that Gen. xlix. 10. Out of Jacob shall come I will raise unto David a righteous he that shall have dominion, and shall branch, and a King shall reign and destroy him that remaineth in the city, prosper, and shall execute judgment Num. xxiv. 19. For Judah prevailed and justice in the earth. In his days, above his brethren, and of him came the Judah shall be saved, and Israel sbali chief ruler : but the birthright was Jo- dwell safely: and this is bis dame seph's, 1 Chron. v.2. Why do the bea. I whereby he shall be called, THE LORD VOL. I.

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our RIGHTEOUSNESS, Jer. xxiii. 46. ! King of the Jews? for we have seen And I will set up one shepherd over his star in the east, and are come to them, and he shall feed them, even my worship him. Matt. ii. 2. What man servant David; he shall feed them, is he that feareth the LORD? him shall and he shall be their shepherd. And he teach in the way that he shall I, the Lord, will be their God, and my choose, Ps. xxv. 12. We have also a servant David a prince among them; more sure word of prophecy; whereI the Lord have spoken it. And I will unto ye do well that ye take heed, as make with them a covenant of peace, unto a light that shineth in a dark and will cause the evil beasts to cease place, until the day dawn, and the out of the land : and they shall dwell day-star arise in your hearts, 2 Pet. safely in the wilderness, and sleep in i i. 19. the woods, Ez. xxxiv. 23–25. And Da

VER. 10. vid my servant shall be king over them: ιδόντες δε τον αστέρα, εχάρησαν χαράν and they all shall have one shepherd : peyáany opódpa. they shall also walk in my judgments, When they saw the star, a they rejoiced and observe my statutes, and do them. with exceeding great joy. And they shall dwell in the land that a And that the Gentiles might glorify I have given unto Jacob my servant, God for his mercy; as it is written, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and for this cause I will confess to thee they shali dwell therein, even they, and among the Gentiles, and sing unto their children, and their children's

thy name. And again he saith, Rechildren for ever : and my servant joice, ye Gentiles, with his people. David shall be their prince for ever. And again, praise the Lord, all ye Moreover I will make a covenant of Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people. peace with them ; it shall be an ever. And again, Esaias saith, There shall fasting covenant with them; and I be a root of Jesse, and he that shall will place them, and multiply them, rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him and will set my sanctuary in the midst shall the Gentiles trust, Rom. xv. of them for evermore, xxxvii. 24–26.

9-12. VER. 7.

VER. 11. Τότε “Ηρώδης, λάθρα καλέσας τους μά

και ελθόντες εις την οικίαν, εύρον το παιγους, ακρίβωσε παρ' αυτών τον χρόνον του | δίον μετα Μαρίας της μητρός αυτού και φαινομένου αστέρος. Then Herod, when he had privily Tous Onc aueous aŭtāv, agoshreyrar avta

πεσοντες προσεκύνησαν αυτω και ανοίξαντες called the wise men, inquired of them di- dãge, xeuoùv, xai aißavov, sal opúgvay. ligently what time the star appeared.

And when they were come into the VER. 8.

house, a they saw the young child with Kai nije fas autous siç Bmbaképe, eine Mary his mother, and fell down, and Πορευθέντες, ακριβώς εξετάσατε σερί του

b worshipped him: and when they had Faidiov iwày dé tüpnte, a magzeinaté peot, opened their treasures, C they *presented όπως καγώ ελθών προσκυνήσω αυτώ.

unto him gifts; gold, d and frankincense, And he sent them to Bethlehem, and and myrrh. suid, Go and search diligently for the

• Or, offered. young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I muy found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe

a And they came with haste, and come and worship him also.

lying in a manger, Luke ii. 16. VER. 9.

b See on last clause, ver. 2. Οι δε, ακούσαντες του βασιλέως, επορεύ And their father Israel said unto Ongaro xai idoù, o sothe, ô sidor én ting them, If it must be so now, do this; take ανατολή, προήγεν αυτούς, έως ελθών έστη | of the best fruits in the land in your vesεπάνω ού ήν το παιδίον.

sels, and carry down the man a present, When they had heard the king, they a little balm, and a little honey, spices, departed ; and, lo, a the star, which they and myrrh, nuts, and almonds,

Gen. saw in the east, went before them, till it xliii. 11. But the children of Belial came and stood over where the young said, How shall this man save us? child was.

And they despised him, and brought * Saying, Where is he that is bom him no presents. But be held his

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peace, 1 Sam. x. 27. And she came spoons were twelve, full of incense, to Jerusalem with a very great train, weighing ten shekels apiece, after the with camels that bare spices, and very shekel of the sanctuary: all the gold much gold, and precious stones; and of the spoons was an hundred and when she was come to Solomon, she twenty shekels, 86. All thy garments communed with him of all that was smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, in her heart. And she gave the king out of the ivory palaces, whereby an hundred and twenty talents of they have made thee glad, Ps. xlv. gold, and of spices very great store, 8. For from the rising of the sun and precious stones: there came no even unto the going down of the same more such abundance of spices as my name shall be great among the these which the queen of Sheba gave Gentiles; and in every place incense to king Solomon, 1 Kings x. %. 10. shall be offered into my name, and a The kings of Tarshish and of the isles ' pure offering : for my name shall be shall bring presents : the kings of great among the heathen, saith the Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. And LORD of Hosts, Mal. i. 11. And he shall live, and to him shall be when he had taken the book, the four given of the gold of Sheba: prayer beasts and four and twenty elders fell also shall be made for him continu- down before the Lamb, having every ally; and daily shall he be praised, one of them harps, and golden vials Ps. lxxii. 10. 15. The multitude of full of odours, which are the prayers camels shall cover thee, the drome- of saints, Rev. v. 8. daries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall

VER. 12. bring gold and incense; and they Και χρηματισθέντες κατ' όναρ μη αναshall shew forth the praises of the κάμψαι προς Ηρώδην, δι' άλλης οδού ανεLORD, Isa. Ix. 6.

χώρησαν εις την χώραν αυτών. Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hun

And being warned of God in a dred shekels, and of sweet cinna- dream that they should not return to mon half so much, even two hundred Herod, a they departed into their own and fifty shekels, and of sw calamus country another way. two hundred and fifty shekels. And a But the midwives feared God, and the LORD said unto Moses, Take un- did not as the king of Egypt comto thee sweet spices, stacte, and ony- manded them, but saved the mencha, and galbanum; these sweet spices children alive, Exod. i. 17. But Peter with pure frankincense : of each shall and John answered and said unto there be a like weight, Ex. XXX. 23. 34. them, Whether it be right in the And when any will offer a meat-of-sight of God to hearken unto you fering into the Lord, his offering more than unto God, judge ye, Acts shall be of fine flour ; and he shall iv. 19. Then Peter and the other pour oil upon it, and put frankincense apostles answered and said, We ought thereon : And he shall bring it to to obey God rather than men, v. 29. Aaron's sons the priests, and he shall For the wisdom of this world is fooltake thereout his handful of the flour ishness with God. For is written, thereof, and of the oil thereof, with He taketh the wise in their own craf. all the frankincense thereof; and the tiness, 1 Cor. ii. 19. priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made

VER. 13. by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord, Lev. ii. 1, 2. And he shall Kuglov Galvetai rat' õvap, Two Twono, aé

'Αναχωρησάντων δε αυτών, ιδού άγγελος take of it his handful, of the flour of the year. 'Eyepoeis magáraße To Tasdiov xai ting meat-offering, and of the oil thereof, unrépa aircü, sal drūze siç aiyvator, xal and all the frankincense which is upon | ίσθι εκεί, έως αν είπω σοι μέλλει γάρ Ηρώthe meat-offering, and shall burn it up-ins InTecív rò qardiov, to åwonicas airó. on the altar for a sweet savour, even the memorial of it, unto the LORD, vi. 15. And when they were departed, behold, One spoon of ten shekels of gold full of a the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joincense, Numb. vii. 14. The golden seph in a dream, saying, Arise, and

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