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MATT. II. 10, 11.

A. D. 26. I will also command the clouds that begin at the house of God: and if they rain no rain upon it. For the vine- it first begin at us, what shall the end yard of the LORD of hosts is the house be of them that obey not the gospel of of Israel, and the men of Judah his God? And if the righteous scarcely pleasant plant: and he looked for be saved, where shall the ungodly and judgment, but behold oppression'; for the sinner appear, 1 Pet. iv. 17, 18. righteousness, but behold a cry, Is. 5.

VER. 11. When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the

'Εγώ μεν βαπτίζω υμάς εν ύδατι εις women come, and set them on fire: for merávosar ó dè ómiso pov sextápegvos icxuit is a people of no understanding: υποδήματα βαστάσαι αυτός υμάς βασ

ρότερός μου έστιν, ου ουκ ειμι ικανός τα therefore he that made them will not | τίσει εν Πνεύματι αγίω και συρί. have mercy on them, and he that formed

. them will shew them no favour, xxvii.

I indeed a baptize you with water unto 11. Son of man, What is the vine- repentance : b but he that cometh after me tree more than any tree, or than a

is mightier than I, whose shoes I am branch which is among the trees of not worthy to bear : che shull baptize you the forest ? Shall wood be taken there with the Holy Ghost, und with fire: of to do any work? or will men take a a See parallels on first clause of ver. pin of it to hang any vessel thereon? | 6. ch. iii. Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; b And preached, saying, There comthe fire devoureth both the ends of it, eth one mightier than I after me, the and the midst of it is burned. Is it latchet of whose shoes I am not wormeet for any work? Behold, when it thy to stoop down and unloose, Mark was whole, it was meet for no work: i. 7. And as John fulfilled his course how much less shall it be meet yet for he said, whom think ye that I am? I any work, when the fire hath devoured am not he. But, behold, there cometh it, and it is burned? Therefore, thus one after me, whose shoes of his feet saith the Lord God; As the vine-tree I am not worthy to loose, Acts xiii. 25. among the trees of the forest, which I And he shall go before him in the have given to the fire for fuel, so will I spirit and power of Elias, to turn the give the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And hearts of the fathers to the children, I will set my face against them; they and the disobedient to the wisdom of shall go out from one fire, and another the just; to make ready a people prefire shall devour them; and ye shall pared for the Lord, Luke i. 17. John know that I am the LORD, when I set bare witness of him, and cried, saying, my face against them, Ezek. xv. 2—7. This was he of whom I spake, He that He spake also this parable; A certain cometh after me is preferred before man had a fig-tree planted in his vine- me: for he was before me, John i. 15. yard; and he came and sought fruit John answered them, saying, I baptize thereon, and found none. Then said with water: but there standeth one he unto the dresser of his vineyard; among you, whom ye know not; He it Behold, these three years I come seek is, who coming after me is preferred ing fruit on this fig-tree, and find none : before me, whose shoe's latchet I am cut it down; why cumbereth it the not worthy to unloose, 26, 27. This ground? And he answering said unto is he of whom I said, After me cometh him, Lord, let it alone this year also, a man which is preferred before me: till I shall dig about it and dung it: for he was before me, 30. And I and if it bear fruit, well: and if not, saw and bare record that this is the then after that thou shalt cut it down, Son of God, 34. Ye yourselves bear Luke nii. 6–9. If a man abide not me witness, that I said, I am not the in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and Christ, but that I am sent before him. is withered ; and men gather them, He that hath the bride is the brideand cast them into the fire, and they groom : but the friend of the brideare burned, John xv. 6. But that groom, which standeth and heareth which beareth thorns and briers is re- him, rejoiceth greatly because of the jected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose bridegroom's voice: this my joy thereend is to be burned, Heb. vi. 8. For fore is fulfilled. He must increase, but the time is come that judgment must I must decrease. He that cometh from

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MATT. III. 11, 12.

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above is above all : he that is of the and it filled all the house where they earth is earthly, and speaketh of the were sitting. And there appeared unearth : he that cometh from heaven is to them cloven tongues like as of fire, above all. And what he hath seen and and it sat upon each of them. And heard, that he testifieth; and no man they were all filled with the Holy receiveth his testimony. He that hath Ghost, and began to speak with other received his testimony hath set to his tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterseal that God is true. For he whom ance, ii. 2-4. And as I began to God hath sent speaketh the words of speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as God : for God giveth not the Spirit by on us at the beginning. Then rememmeasure unto him. The Father loveth bered I the word of the Lord, how the Son, and hath given all things in that he said, John indeed baptized to his hand. He that believeth on the with water ; but ye shall be baptized Son hath everlasting life: and he that with the Holy Ghost, xi. 15, 16. And believeth not the Son shall not see life; such were some of you: but ye are but the wrath of God abideth on him, washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye iii. 28-36.

are justified in the name of the Lord c When the LORD shall have washed Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God, away the filth of the daughters of Zion, 1 Cor. vi. 11. For by one Spirit are and shall have purged the blood of Je- we all baptized into one body, wherusalem from the midst thereof by the ther we be Jews or Gentiles, whether spirit of judgment, and by the spirit we be bond or free ; and have been all of burning, Isa. iv. 4. For I will pour made to drink into one Spirit, xii. 13. water upon him that is thirsty, and. For as many of you as have been bapfloods upon the dry ground: I will tized into Christ have put on Christ. pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my There is neither Jew nor Greek, there blessing upon thine offspring, xliv. 3. is neither bond nor free, there is neiBut who may abide the day of his ther male nor female : for ye are all coming? and who shall stand when he one in Christ Jesus, Gal. iii. 27, 28. appeareth ? for he is like a refiner's fire,

VER. 12. and like fullers' sope :" And he shall sit as a refner and purifer of silver: ριεί την άλωνα αυτού, και συνάξει τον σίτον

ου το πτύoν εν τη χειρί αυτού διακαθαand he shall purify the BOns of Levi, αυτού εις την αποθηκην, το δε άχυρον καand purge them as gold and silver, τακαύσει πυρί ασβέστω. that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness. Then shall Whose a fan is in his hand, and bhe the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will throughly purge his floor, cand gabe pleasant unto the LORD, as in the ther his wheat into the

garner; d but he days of old, and as in former

will burn up the chaff e with unquench

years, Mal.iii. 2—4. I indeed have baptized

able fire. you with water : but he shall baptize a The oxen likewise and the young you with the Holy Ghost, Mark'i. 8. asses that ear the ground shall eat John answered, saying unto them all, clean provender, which hath been I indeed baptize you with water; but winnowed with the shovel and with one mightier than I cometh, the latchet the fan, Isa. xxx. 24. Thou shalt fan of whose shoes I am not worthy to un- them, and the wind shall carry them loose : he shall baptize you with the away, and the whirlwind shall scatter Holy Ghost and with fire, Luke iii. 16. them; and thou shalt rejoice in the And I knew him not: but he that sent LORD, and shalt glory in the Holy One me to baptize with water, the same of Israel, xli. 16. At that time shall it said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt be said to this people and to Jerusasee the Spirit descending, and remain- lem, A dry wind of the high places in ing on him, the same is he which bap- the wilderness toward the daughter of tizeth with the Holy Ghost, John i. 33. my people, not to fan, nor to cleanse, For John truly baptized with water, Jer. iv. 11. And I will fan them with a but ye shall be baptized with the Holy fan in the gates of the land, I will be Ghost not many days hence, Acts i. 5. reave them of children, I will destroy And suddenly there came a sound from my people, since they return not from bearen as of a rushing mighty wind, I their ways, xv. 7. And will send un

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MATT. 01. 12.

A. D. 26. to Babylon fanners, that shall fan her, as dust: because they have cast away and shall empty her land: for in the the law of the Lord of hosts, and deday of trouble they shall be against spised the word of the Holy One of her round about, li. 2. Whose fan is in Israel, Isa. v. 24. The nations shall his hand, and he will throughly purge rush like the rushing of many waters : his floor, and will gather the wheat into but God shall rebuke them, and they his gamer; but the chaff he will burn shall flee far off, and shall be chased as with fire unquenchable. Luke üi. 17. the chaff of the mountains before the

• The Son of man shall send forth wind, and like a rolling thing before his angels, and they shall gather out of the whirlwind, xvii. 13. Therefore they his kingdom all things that offend, and shall be as the morning cloud, and as them which do iniquity, Matt. xiii. 41. the early dew that passeth away, as So shall it be at the end of the world: the chaff that is driven with the whirlthe angels shall come forth, and sever wind out of the floor, and as the smoke the wicked from among the just, And out of the chimney, Hos. xiii. 3. shall cast them into the furnace of fire: e And the strong shall be as tow, and there shall be wailing and gnashing of the maker of it as a spark, and they teeth, 49, 50. And he shall sit as shall both bum together, and none a refiner and purifier of silver: and shall quench them, Isa. i. 31. The he shall purify the sons of Levi, and sinners in Zion are afraid ; fearfulness purge them as gold and silver, that hath surprised the hypocrites. Who they may offer unto the LORD an offer- among us shall dwell with the devouring in righteousness, Mal. iii. 3. For, ing fire? Who among us shall dwell behold, the day cometh, that shall burn with everlasting burnings ? xxxiii. 14. as an oven ; and all the proud, yea, And they shall go forth, and look upon and all that do wickedly, shall be stub- the carcasses of the men that have ble: and the day that cometh shall transgressed against me : for their burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, worm shall not die, neither shall their that it shall leave them neither root fire be quenched; and they shall be nor branch. iv. 1. Every branch in me an abhorring unto all flesh, lxvi. 24. that beareth not fruit he taketh away: Therefore thus saith the Lord God; and every branch that beareth fruit, he behold, mine anger and my fury shall be purgeth it, that it may bring forth poured out upon this place, upon man, more fruit, John xy. 2.

and upon beast, and upon the trees c Let both grow together until the of the field, and upon the fruit of the harvest: and in the time of harvest ground; and it shall burn, and shall not I will say to the reapers, Gather ye be quenched, Jer. vii. 20. But if ye will together first the tares, and bind them not hearken unto me to hallow the sabin bundles to burn them : but gather bath day, and not to bear a burden, the wheat into my barn, Matt. xiii. even entering in at the gates of Jeru30. Then shall the righteous shine salem on the sabbath day; then will forth as the sun in the kingdom of I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and their Father. Who hath ears to hear, it shall devour the palaces of Jerusa. let him hear, 43. For, lo, I will lem, and it shall not be quenched, xvii. command, and I will sift the house of 27. And say to the forest of the south, Israel among all nations, like as corn is Hear the word of the LORD;Thus saith sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least the Lord God; Behold, I will kindle grain fall upon the earth, Amos ix. 9. a fire in thee, and it shall devour every

d They are as stubble before the green tree in thee, and every dry tree : wind, and as chaff that the storm car- the flaming flame shall not be quenchrieth away, Job xxi. 18. The ungodly ed, and all faces from the south to the are not so: but are like the chaff which north shall be burned therein, And all the wind driveth away, Ps. i. 4. Let flesh shall see that I the Lord have them be as chaff before the wind : and kindled it: it shall not be quenched, let the angel of the LORD chase them, Ezek. xx. 47, 48. Then shall be say also x1.5. Therefore as the fire devoureth unto them on his left hand, Depart the stubble, and the flame consumeth from me, ye cursed, into everlasting the chaff, so their root shall be as rot- fire, prepared for the devil and his antenness, and their blossom shall go up gels. And these shall go away into

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MATT. II. 12–14.

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everlasting punishment, Matt. xxv. 41. / and said unto him, What I do thou 46. And if thy hand offend thee, cut knowest not now; but thou shalt know it off: it is better for thee to enter in- hereafter. Peter saith unto him, Thou to life maimed, than having two hands shalt never wash my feet. Jesus anto go into hell, into the fire that swered him, If I wash thee not, thou never shall be quenched : Where their hast no part with me, John xiii. 6—8. worm dieth not, and the fire is not b And of his fulness have all we requenched. And if thy foot offend thee, ceived, and grace for grace, John i. 16. cut it off : it is better for thee to enter Jesus answered and said unto him, halt into life, than having two feet to Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except be cast into hell, into the fire that ne- a man be born again, he cannot see the ver shall be quenched: Where their kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unworm dieth not and the fire is not to him, How can a man be born when quenched. And if thine eye offend he is old? Can be enter the second thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee time into his mother's womb, and be to enter into the kingdom of God with born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, one eye, than having two eyes to be I say unto thee, Except a man be born cast into hell fire: Where their worm of water, and of the Spirit, he cannot dieth not and the fire is not quenched, enter into the kingdom of God. That Mark ix. 43–48. Even as Sodom which is born of the flesh is flesh; and and Gomorrah, and the cities about that which is born of the Spirit is spithem in like manner, giving themselves rit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye over to fornication, and going after must be born again, iii. 3–7. Abide strange flesh, are set forth for an ex- in me, and I in you. As the branch ample, suffering the vengeance of eter- cannot bear fruit of itself, except it nal fire. Jude 7. The same shall drink abide in the vine; no more can ye, exof the wine of the wrath of God, which cept ye abide in me:-for without me is poured out without mixture into ye can do nothing, John xv. 4,5. The the cup of his indignation; and he God of our fathers raised up Jesus, shall be tormented with fire and brim- whom ye slew and banged on a tree. stone in the presence of the holy Him hath God exalted with his right angels, and in the presence of the hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for Lamb: and the smoke of their tor to give repentance to Israel, and forment ascendeth up for ever and ever, giveness of sins, Acts v. 30, 31. The Rev. xiv. 10, 11. ` And the devil that word which God sent unto the children deceived them was cast into the lake of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus of fire and brimstone, where the beast Christ : (he is Lord of all), 2. 36. And and the false prophet are, and shall be he is before all things, and by him all tormented day and night for ever and things consist: and he is the head of ever, XX. 10.

the body, the Church ; who is the beVER. 13.

ginning, the first-born from the dead; Τότε παραγίνεται ο Ιησούς από της Γα- | that in all things he might have the asdalas ini tõv ’logdám Topos Tèv Ivánny, pre-eminence. For it pleased the Faτου βαπτισθήναι υσ' αυτού. .

ther that in him should all fulness

dwell, Col. i. 17-19. That ye may Then cometh Jesus a from Galilee to know what is the exceeding greatness Jordan, unto John, to be baptised of him. of his power to us-ward who believe, a See parallels on ver. 22. chap. ii. according to the working of his mighty VER. 14.

power, which he wrought in Christ, ο δε Ιωάννης διεκώλυεν αυτόν, λέγων· when he raised him from the dead, 'Εγώ χρείαν έχω υπό σου βαπτισθήναι, και and get him at his own right hand in συ έρχη πρός με; ;

the heavenly places, far above all prin

cipality, and power, and might, and doBut a John forbade him, saying, ! minion, and every name that is named, have need to be baptized of thee, and not only in this world, but also in that comest tkou to me?

which is to come; and hath put all a Then cometh he to Simon Peter : things under his feet, and gave him and Peter said unto him, Lord, dost to be the head over all things to the thou wash my feet? Jesus answered | church, which is his body, the fulness

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MATT. III, 14-16.

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of him that filleth all in all, Eph. i. 18— 1 yea, thy law is within my heart, Ps. xl. 23. Speaking the truth in love, may 7, 8. The Lord is well pleased for grow up into him in all things, which his righteousness sake; he will magis the head, even Christ, iv. 15. And nify the law, and make it honourable, because ye are sons, God hath sent Isa. xlii. 21. And they were both righforth the Spirit of his Son into your teous before God, walking in all the hearts, crying Abba, Father, Gal. iv. commandments and ordinances of the 6. After this I beheld, and, lo, a Lord blameless, Lukei.6. Jesus saith great multitude, which no man could unto them, My meat is to do the will number, of all nations, and kindreds, of him that sent me, and to finish his and people, and tongues, stood before work, John iv. 34. And he that sent the throne, and before the Lamb, me is with me: the Father hath not clothed with white robes, and palms left me alone; for I do always those in their hands; And cried with a loud things that please him, viii. 29. For voice, saying, Salvation to our God I have given you an example, that ye wbich sitteth upon the throne, and unto should do as I have done to you, nii. the Lamb. And all the angels stood 15. If ye keep my commandments, ye round about the throne, and about the shall abide in my love; even as I have elders and the four beasts, and fell be kept my Father's commandments, and fore the throne on their faces, and wor- abide in his love, xv. 10. But made shipped God, saying, Amen: Bless himself of no reputation, and took ing, and glory, and honour, and wis- upon him the form of a servant, and dom, and thanksgiving, and honour, was made in the likeness of men : And and power, and might, be unto our being found in fashion as a man, be God, for ever and ever. Amen. And humbled himself, and became obedi. one of the elders answered, saying un- ent unto death, even the death of the to me, What are these which are ar cross, Phil. ii. 7,8. For such an high rayed in white robes and whence priest became us : who is holy, harmcame they? And I said unto him, less, undefiled, separate from sinners, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to and made higher than the heavens, me, These are they which came out of Heb. vii. 26, For even hereunto were great tribulation, and have washed ye called : because Christ also suffertheir robes, and made them white in ed for us, leaving us an example, that the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are ye should follow his steps : Who did they before the throne of God, and no sin, neither was guile found in his serve him day and night in his temple : mouth: Who, when he was reviled, and he that sitteth on the throne shall reviled not again; when he suffered, dwell among them. They shall hun- he threatened not; but committed ger no more, neither thirst any more; himself to him that judgeth righteousneither shall the sun light on them, nor ly: Who his own self bare our sins any heat. For the Lamb which is in in his own body on the tree, that we, the midst of the throne shall feed them, being dead to sins, should live unto and shall lead them unto living foun- righteousness: by whose stripes ye tains of waters : and God shall wipe were healed, 1 Pet. ii. 21–24. He away all tears from their eyes. Rev. that saith he abideth in him ought vii. 9-17.

hiinself also so to walk, even as he VER, 15.

walked, 1 John ii. 6. 'Αποκριθείς δε ο Ιησούς είπε προς αυτόν

VER. 16. "Αφες άρτι» ούτω γαρ πρέπον έστιν ημίν Και βαπτισθείς ο Ιησούς, ανέβη ευθύς από πληρώσαι πάσαν δικαιοσύνην. Τότε αφίησιν του ύδατος και ιδού, ανεώχθησαν αυτώ οι αυτόν. .

ουρανοί, και είδε το Πνεύμα του Θεού καταβαίAnd Jesus answering, said unto him, vor dori AEgiotepar, xal épxóueyo t'autóv. Suffer it to be so now : a for thus it be And Jesus, when he was baptized, went cometh us to fulfil all righteousness. up straightway out of the water : and, Then he suffered him.

lo, the hearens were opened unto him, a Then said I, Lo, I come: in the

a und he saw the Spirit of God descending volume of the book it is written of me, like a dove, and lighting upon him : I delight to do thy will, O my God: * And the Spirit of the LORD shall

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