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bim 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 ver peuce, and at such a time, 11, 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 given : and the the scribes is in vain, Jer. viii. 8. government shall be upon his shoul. VER. 5.
der; and his name shall be called Won
derful, Counsellor, The mighty God, oi dè sitov avtão 'Ey Broncije, rñs 'lov- The everlasting Father, The Prince of δαίας: ούτω γαρ γέγραπται δια 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 Judea : for thus it is written by kingdom, to order it, and to establish
it with judgment and with justice from VER. 6.
henceforth even for ever. The zeal of Kal où Babasiju, gañ roúda, cudapeãs inexIsa. ix. 6,7. And hath put all things
the LORD of Hosts will perform this, ism el by roe nyemórwy louda. ex con under his feet, and gave him, to be the yáp iftakútetas izoúmeros, ČOTIS Trope head over all things, to the church, νεϊ τον λαόν
Eph. i. 22. And he is the head of the
in all things he might have the pre
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 ing, 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- herd: he shall gather the lambs with his hem where David was, John vii. 42. arm, and carry them in his bosom, and
b 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, shall 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 shall chief ruler : but the birthright was Jo- dwell safely: and this is his name seph's, 1 Chron. v.2. Why do the bea whereby he shall be called, THE LORD VOL. 1.
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VER. 10. vid my servant shall be king over them: ιδόντες δε τον αστέρα, εχάρησαν χαράν and they all shall have one shepherd : psyádny o pódpa. 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, Rechịldren for ever : and my, servant joice, ye Gentiles, with his people. David shall be their prince for ever. Moreover I will make a covenant of Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people.
And again, praise the Lord, all ye peace with them; it shall be an ever. And again, Esaias saith, There shall lasting 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, ηκρίβωσε παρ' αυτών τον χρόνον του | δίον μετά Μαρίας της μητρός αυτού και φαινομένου αστέρος. Then Herod, when he had privily Toùs Onc avęous aŭtão, ngochveysay avtą
πεσοντες προσεκύνησαν αυτό και ανοίξαντες: called the wise men, inquired of them di- δώρα, χρυσόν, και λίβανον, και σμύρναν. ligently what time the star appeared.
And when they were come into the
house, a they saw the young child with Πορευθέντες, ακριβώς εξετάσατε περί του και worshipped him : and when they had παιδίου: έσαν δε εύρητε, απαγγείλατέ μοι, οφεned their treasures, they *presented όπως καγώ ελθών προσκυνήσω αυτώ.
unto him gifts; gold, d and frankincense, And he sent them to Bethlehem, and and myrrh. said, 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- cAnd their father Israel said unto Ancar xai idoù, o dotàng, ô £7dověy on 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 a Saying, Where is he that is born, him no presents. But he 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. 2. 10. shall be offered unto 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. lxxï. 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
VÉR. 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 princi
. pal 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 sweet 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 unto 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 it is written, thereof, and of the oil thereof, with He taketh the wise in their own crafall thë frankincense thereof; and the tiness, 1 Cor. iii. 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
'Αναχωρησάντων δε αυτών, ιδού άγγελος LORD, Lev. ii. 1, 2. And he shall take of it his handful, of the flour of the Kugio Paivetas sar’ õvap tới Iwono, né
γων· 'Εγερθείς παράλαβε το παιδίον και την meat-offering, and of the oil thereof, mnrépa avrow, ral Deõde eis Aiyvatov, na? and all the frankincense which is upon | ίσθι εκεί, έως αν είπω σοίμέλλει γάρ Ηρώthe meat-offering, and shall burn it up-ins EnteŰV TÒ Trasdior, toũ đWorécai aüró. 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, Nuimb. vii. 14. The golden seph in a dream, saying, Arise, and
take the young child and his mother,
VER. 15. and flee into Egypt, and be thou there Και ήν εκεί έως της τελευτής Ηρώδου: Cuntil I bring thee word : d for Herod iva aangwIñ tò øné èv ünÒ TOŨ Kugiou did will seek the young child to destroy him. του προφήτου, λέγοντος· 'Εξ Αιγύπτου εκάa See on clause 1, ver. 20. ch. i.
λεσα τον υιόν
pou. b But when they persecute you in And was there a until the death of this city, flee ye into another: for ve- Herod : b that it might be fulfilled which rily I say unto you, Ye shall not have
was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, gone over the cities of Israel, till the saying, c Out of Egypt have I called my Son of Man be come, Matt. x.. 23. And the woman fled into the wilder
a But when Herod was dead, behold, ness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there dream to Joseph in Egypt, Matt. ii. 19.
an angel of the Lord appeareth in a a thousand two hundred and threescore
b See on ver. 22. ch. i. days, Rev. xii. 6. And to the woman
cWhen Israel was a child, then I were given two wings of a great eagle, loved him, and called my son out of that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished Egypt, Hos. xi. 1. for a time, and times, and half a time,
VER. 16. from the face of the serpent, 14.
Τότε “Ηρώδης, ιδών ότι ενεπαίχθη υπό των • But when Herod was dead,behold, | μάγων, εθυμώθη λίαν και αποστείλας an angel of the Lord appeareth in a | ανείλε πάντας τους σαΐδας τους εν Βηdream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, Green, xai lv gãou tožs épíoss autñs, ámo Arise, and take the young child and | διετούς και κατωτέρω, κατά τον χρόνον δν his mother, and go into the land of nxgißwos Tagà tūv jeáyor. Israel : for they are dead which sought the young child's life, Matt. ii. 19, 20.
Then Herod, a when he saw that he d Then Herod, when he saw that he
was mocked of the wise men, was mocked of the wise men, was ex- ceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew ceeding wroth, and sent forth, and all the children that were in Bethlehem, slew all the children that were in and in all the coasts thereof, from two Bethlehem, and in all the coasts there- years old and under, Cuccording to the of, from two years old and under, ac
iime which he had diligently inquired of cording to the time which he had the wise men. diligently inquired of the wise men, a That she called unto the men of Matt. ii. 16. And Pharaoh charged her house, and spake unto them, sayall his people, saying, Every son that ing, See, he hath brought in an Heis born ye shall cast into the river, and brew unto us to mock us; he came in every daughter ye shall save alive, unto me to lie with me, and I cried with Exod. i. 22. The same dealt subtilly a loud voice, Gen. xxxix. 14. And she with our kindred, and evil entreated spake unto him according to these our fathers, so that they cast out their words, saying, The Hebrew servant, young children, to the end they might which thou hast brought unto us, came not live, Acts vii. 19. And his tail drew in unto me to mock me, 17. And the third part of the stars of heaven, Balaam said unto the ass, Because and did cast them to the earth : and thou hast mocked me: I would there the dragon stood before the woman were a sword in mine hand, for now which was ready to be delivered, for would I kill thee, Num. xxii. 29. And to devour her child as soon as it was | Delilah said unto Samson, Behold, born, Rev. xii. 4.
thou hast mocked me, and told me lies : VER. 14.
now tell me, I
thou mightest be bound, Judg. xvi. 10. o dè éxegleis nagéraße rò Traidicy ral I am as one mocked of his neighbour, την μητέρα αυτού νυκτός, και ανεχώρησεν | who calleth upon God, and he answerεις Αίγυπτον:
eth him : the just upright man is laughhe took the younged to scorn, Job xii. 4. child and his mother by night, and de- • A stone is heavy, and the sand parted into Egypt :
weighty; but a fool's wrath is hea
When he arose,
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vier than them both. Wrath is cruel, mourning. Thus his father wept for and anger is outrageous, Prov. xxvii. him, 33–35. And Jacob their fa3, 4. Then Nebuchadnezzarin his rage ther said unto them, Me have ye
beand fury commanded to bring Shad- reaved of my children : Joseph is not, rach, Meshach, aud Abednego. Then and Simeon is not, and ye will take they brought these men before the Benjamin away : all these things are king. Then was Nebuchadnezzar full against me, xlii. 36. But man dieth, of fury, and the form of his visage was and wasteth away: yea, man giveth changed against Shadrach, Meshach, up the ghost, and where is he? Job and Abednego: therefore he spake, and xiv. 10. commanded that they should heat the
VER. 19. furnace one seven times more than it
Τελευτήσαντος δε του Ηρώδου, ιδού, άγwas wont to be heated. And he commanded the most mighty men that | γελος Κυρίου κατ' όνας φαίνεται τω Ιωσήφ
εν Αιγύπτω, , were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast
But when Herod was dead, behold, them into the burning fiery furnace, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a Dan. iii. 13, 19, 20.
dream to Joseph in Egypt, cThen Herod when he had privily
VER. 20. called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appear- | και την μητέρα αυτού, και πορεύoυ εις γην
Λέγων· 'Εγερθείς παράλαβε το παιδίον ed, Matt. ii. 7.
Ισραήλ· τεθνήκασι γαρ οι ζητούντες την VER. 17.
ψυχήν του παιδίου. . Τότε επληρώθη το ρηθέν υπό Ιερεμίου Saying, Arise, and take the young του προφήτου, λέγοντας:
child and his mother, and go into the Then was fulfilled that which was
land of Israel: a for they are dead which spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,
sought the young child's life.
a And the LORD said unto Moses in VER. 18.
Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for all Parni v 'Papâ ýxouo on, Opñvos val the men are dead which sought thy κλαυθμός και οδυρμός σολύς, Ραχήλ | life, Εxod. iv. 19. κλαίουσα τα τέκνα αυτής και ουκ ήθελε παρακληθήναι, ότι ουκ εισί.
VER. 21. In a Rama was there a voice heard, ο δε εγερθείς παρέλαβε το παιδίον και lamentation, and weeping, and great rào uentéga autoī, xai jha@ev eis gño’logana. mourning, Rachel weeping for her chil- And a he arose, and took the young dren, and b would not be comforted, be- child and his mother, and came into the cause they are not.
lund of Israel. * Thus saith the LORD; A voice was a Thus did Noah; according to all heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bit- that God commanded him, so did he, ter weeping; Rachel weeping for her Gen. vi. 22. By faith Abraham, when children refused to be comforted for he was called to go out into a place her children, because they were not, which he should after receive for an
inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, And he returned unto his brethren, not knowing whither he went, Heb. and said, The child is not: and I, whi. xi. 8. ther shall I go? Gen. xxxvii. 30. And he
VER. 22. knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him: Jo.
“Ακούσας δε ότι 'Αρχέλαος Βασιλεύει επί seph is without doubt rent in pieces. της Ιουδαίας αντί Ηρώδου του πατρός αυAnd Jacob rent his clothes, and put di sat ovag, ávexágnsey eis à pépn this
του, εφοβήθη εκεί απελθεϊν χρηματισθείς sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days. And all
Γαλιλαίας. . his sons and all his daughters rose up to
But when he heard that Archelaus but he refused to be com- did reign in Judæa in the room of his forted; and' he said, For I will go father Herod, he was afraid to go thidown into the grave unto my son l'ther: notwithstanding, being warned of
Jer. xxxi. 15.