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people from their sins, Now all this was done, that it-might-be-fulfilled which-was23 poken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin n napdevos shall be with

child, and shall bring forth a-son, and they shall-call his name Emmanuel, which 94 being interpreted 19, God ó cor with us. Then Joseph being-raised from sleep did as Yo the Angel of the Lord had-bidden him, and took-unto him his wife: and knew her not

till she had brought forth her first-born son. [Matt. ii. 1, v., p. 31.) Lui, 00 Aud Mary abodo with her about three months, and returned to her-own house. MAHOINAL READINON " The virgin. The son of her, the first-born.

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Amen.'--2 Co. v. 19, To wit, that God was in Christ, said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my

reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with

trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the

word of reconciliation.-Col. ii. 9, . For in him dwelleth his seed after him.' 21, But my covenant will I esta all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.'-Rev. XXI. 3, blish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, this set time in the next year.'

the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell the Shunammite:-2 Ki. iv. 16, .7; Lu. i. 31, p. 9.

with them, and they shall be his people, and God him. SAVE HIS PEOPLE, &c.

self shall be with them, and be their God.' redeem Israel from all his iniquities :-Ps. cxxx. 7, 8.

ISAIAH VIII. Moreover the LORD said unto me, 7, Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD

Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man's there is mercy, and with him is plen teous redemption.

2 pen concerning Maher-shalal-hasb-baz. And I took 8, And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.'

unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, all the ends of the earth to look unto Jesus :-Is. xlv.

3 and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah. And I went 22,3—see p. (22).

unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a confirmation :-Jno. xii. 32, $ 82--see. Jesus,' Lu. i. 31.

son. Then said the LORD to me, Call his name Ma

4 her-shalal-hash-baz. For before the child shall have EMMANUEL

knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, the prediction, fc. :-see Scripture Illustrations,' p. opp.

riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be Isaiah VII. And it came to pass in the days of

taken away before the king of Assyria. Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of

5 The LORD spake also unto me again, saying, 6, ForJudah, that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the

asmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Je

that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's rusalem to war against it, but could not prevail

7 son ; now therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth up 2 against it. And it was told the house of David,

upon them the waters of the river, strong and many, saying, Syria is confederate with Ephraim. And his

even the king of Assyria, and all his glory: and he heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the

shall come up over all his channels, and go over all 3 trees of the wood are moved with the wind. Then

8 his banks: and he shall pass through Judah; he shall said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet

overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; Ahaz, thou, and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of

and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the

breadth of thy land, o Immanuel. 4 fuller's field; and say unto him, Take heed, and be

9 Associate yourselves, o ye people, and ye shall be quiet ; fear not, neither be fainthearted for the two

broken in pieces, and give ear, all ye of far countries : tails of these smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger

gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces ; gird 5 of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah. Be

10 yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces. Take cause Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have

counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak 6 taken evil counsel against thee, saying, Let us go up |

the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us. against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a breach

For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, even

and instructed me that I should not walk in the way 7 the son of Tabeal: thus saith the Lord God, It shall

12 of this people, saying, Say ye not, A confederacy, to 8 not stand, neither shall it come to pass. For the head

all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is

13 neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. Sanctify Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall

the LORD of hosts himself and let him be your fear, 9 Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people. And the

14 and let him be your dread. And he shall be for a head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria

sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock is Remalíah's son. If ye will not believe, surely ye

of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and shall not be established.

15 for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And 10 Moreover the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying, Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in 16 broken, and be snared, and be taken.

many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be

Bind up the 12 the depth, or in the height above. But Ahaz said, I

| 17 testimony, seal the law among my disciples. And I 13 will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD. And he

I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the said, Hear ye now, o honse of David; Is it a small

18 house of Jacob, and I will look for him. Behold, I thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God

and the children whom the LORD hath given me are 14 also ? Therefore the Lord himself shall give you al

for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of sign ; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son,

hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion. 15 and shall call his name Immanuel. Butter and honey 19

nes 19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and

that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, 16 choose the good. For before the child shall know to

and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that

20 God? for the living to the dead? To the law and thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings.

to the testimony: if they speak not according to 17 The LORD shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people,

this word, it is because there is no light in them. and upon thy father's house, days that have not come, lou

come, 21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah ; even

hungry and it shall come to pass, that when they 18 the king of Assyria. And it shall come to pass in that

shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse day, that the LORD shall hiss for the fly that is in the nt

22 their king and their God, and look upward. And termost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that

they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble 19 is in the land of Assyria. And they shall come, and shall

and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be rest all of them in the desolate valleys, and in the

driven to darkness. holes of the rocks, and upon all thorns, and upon all 20 bushes. In the same day shall the LORD shave with a IBAIAH IX. 147. 1, Nevertheless the dimness shall

razor that is hired, namely, by them beyond the river, not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first

by the king of Assyria, the head, and the hair of the he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land 21 feet: and it shall also consume the beard. And it of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict

shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee 22 nourish a young cow, and two sheep; and it shall / 2 of the nations. The people that walked in darkness

come to pass, for the abundance of milk that they have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land

shall give he shall eat butter : for butter and honey I of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light 23 shall every one eat that is left in the land. And it | 3 shined. Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not

shall come to pass in that day, that every place shall increased the joy: they joy before thee according to be, where there were a thousand vines at a thousand the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they

silverlings, it shall even be for briers and thorns. 4 divide the spoil. For thou hast broken the yoke of 24 With arrows and with bows shall men come thither; his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of

because all the land shall become briers and thorns. 5 his oppressor, as in the day of Midian. For every 25 And on all hills that shall be digged with the mat battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and gar

tock, there shall not come thither the fear of briers ments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and thorns: but it shall be for the sending forth of 6 and fuel of fire. For unto us a child is born, unto us oxen, and for the treading of lesser cattle.

a son is given: and the government shall be upon his confirmation :-Jno. i. 14, § 7, p. 48, And the Word shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his Counsellor, The mighty God. The everlasting Father, glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) 7 The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his governfall of grace and truth.'-viii. 24, S 55, 'I said therefore ment and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.'-Rom. ix. 5, establish it with judgment and with justice from • Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of fesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. I hosts will perform this.

58. REJOICED WITH RER.

children of Israel:-Le. xii. 3, And in the eighth day Juretold :- Lu.i. 14, $ 1, p. 4, And thou shalt have,'&c. the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.'.

compare the birth of Isaac :-Ge. xxi. 6, And Sarah Jews' strictness in observing the letter of the lau:-Jno. said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear vii. 22..3. $ 55. 22. • Moses therefore gave unto you, &c. will laugh with me

neglected the spirit :-Ac. vii. 51, Ye stiffnecked and rejoicing at the birth of Zion's children :-Is. lxvi. 8-13. uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the

ISAIAR LXVI. Thus saith the LORD), The heaven | Holy Ghost : as your fathers did, so do ye. is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is done away in Christ :--Ga. vi. 12-7. the house that ye build unto me? and where is the ISATAR XXV. O LORD, thou art my God; I will 2 place of my rest! For all those things hath mine exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done hand made, and all those things have been, saith the wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness LORD but to this man will I look, eren to him that is 2 and truth. For thou hast made of a city an heap; ! poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my of a defenced city a ruin : & palace of strangers to be 3 wont. He that killeth an ox is as he slew a man: 3 no city; it shall never be built. Therefore shall the he that sacrificeth a lamb, as he cut off a dog's neck; strong people glorify thee, the city of the terrible nahe that offereth an oblation, as v he afered swine's 4 tions shall fear thee. For thou hast been a strength hoort he that burneth incense, as v he blessed an to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, & Idol Yen, they have chosen their own ways, and their refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when soul delittoth in their abominations. I also will the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon 5 wall. Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, them because when I onlled, none atid answer; when as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the I n they did not hear: but they did evil before shadow of a cloud : the branch of the terrible ones wine eves, and chose that in which I delighted not shall be brought low.

Hear the wont of the LORD, ye that tremble 6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make ** his wont our brethren that hated you, that unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines

** out for my name's saka said, Let the on the lees, of fat things fall of marrow, of wines on LR he grillet but he shall appear to your joy, 7 the lees well refined. And he will destror in this At the shall be asham Avorce of noise from mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, the

o r ice from the temple, voice of the LORD S and the rail that is spread over all nations. He will that internih recomience to his enemies. Before swallow up death in Victory; and the Lord God will

she trail she ronght forth before her pain wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of SANTA, she was delivered of a man child. Who hard his people shall be take away from off all the earth:

hean streh thing who haiN seen such things! for the LORD hath spoken it. Shall the earth he made thring forth in one car! And it shall be said in that day, La, this is our God;

All iion he ham at one for as soon as Dion we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is T ext, she the forth her children. Shall the LORD: we have waited for him, we will be glad N g h e Ninh, and at Anse to bring forth and rejoice in his salvation. For in this mountain SAUN I ER shull use to dring for, and shat shall the hand of the LORD rest, and Moab shall be

trodden down for, threshes onder him, even as straw Pem, AU T A W hat, all vedat love her: reimse is trodden down for the dangbill. And he shall PIRMI ? her all that man tar Ders that ve spread farth his hands in the midst of them, as he MAX. Anne at sfatih the dress her

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fart of the walls shall be bring down, Iss low, and during to the ground, enen to the dust.

21 ARIAS XII The burden of the word of the LARA Israel, saith the LORI wtich stretcheth forth the heavens, and drveth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the suit of man within him. Behold, I make Jerusalem a enp of treming nuto all the neprie rand adut, when they shall be in the siege

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As we approached the hills,' (writes Mr. Paxton, the days of Jerome.

when travelling towards them from Ramleh.) the

face of the plain became more nneven; the points of Dr. Robinson says, The distance between Hebron

the ridges ran out irregularly, and more rocks began and Jerusalem is definitely given by Eusebius and

to appear on the surface. The line of hills is, how. Jerome at twenty-two Roman miles, equivalent to leser, more regular than is nsual, and the transition about seventeen and a half geographical miles. Our

from the plain to the hills is more gradual than is time between the two cities was eight and a quarter asnally found on the borders of large plains. ... hours with camels; affording a good coincidence.'

The hills are not continuous ridges, but knobs, not (In the division of the land, among other cities, (see very high, nor very steep; the top rounded over. Jos. xxi. 4. 11. .6.). The children of Aaron the priest, I Many of them are separated from each other, almost which were of the Levites, had by lot, out of the tribe or to the base; but a greater number join at one or Judah, and out of the tribe of Simeon, and out of the more sides, at various heights from their bases. tribe of Benjamin, thirteen cities... And they gave thein Taking the hollows, and the passages between the the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is He-hills, and, in some places, there are little level spots,) bron, in the hill country of Judah, with the suburbs as the level of the country, I should say that the thereof round about it.... And Ain with her suburbs, general level, as we pass east, rises; and the height and Juttah with her suburbs, and Bethshemesh with of the hills above this general level continues about her suburbs.' Indeed this whole region of Hebron is the same for a great part of the way from the comwhat is expressly called in the book of Joshua the mencement of the hills, to near Jerusalem. This hill country. Of the district south of Wady-el-Musurr, district is well called the “ Hill country of Judea :" Dr. Robinson observes, the precipitous western wall nothing could better express it. They are usually, in of the higher mountainous tract towards Hebron lies books, called mountains, but their size-that is, their further back, nearly in a line with the spot on which height above the general level of the country-hardly we stood, viz. a high point, west of Wady Billir, about entitles them to that appellation, they are rather one hour and a half from Jerusalem going to Gaza; hills than mountains. As we rode among the hills, while a broad region of lower hills and open valleys we began to see a few small shrubs and bushes of is spread out between it and the western plain. This oak. Most of them, however, were small; few as higber tract of mountains ... rises to the height of high as a man on horseback. ... As we passed far. nearly 2,800 feet; the region of hills reaches appa ther in among the hills, the vegetation increased, rently about one-third of the same elevation above both as to size and quantity; it, however, never the sea and plain.' Of this hilly region the same amounted to much. As we approached the higher writer elsewhere observes, This may be called the part of the hilly district, we saw some hills that were, "hill country," in distinction from the higher moun to some extent, covered with the olives. A ride of tains on the east. It is the middle region between between two and three hours, from the time we en. the mountains and the plain, stretching, as we have tered the hill country, brought us to the higher part seen, far to the north and south. . . . This region is of the district. Our road still lay along what may for the most part a beautiful open country, consisting be called a hollow, and on each side of us the hills of low hills, usually rocky, separated by broad arable rose to a considerable size. We passed on this high valleys mostly sown with grain, as are also many of district one or two villages. In one of them were the swelling hills. The whole tract is full of villages some pretty good houses. ... The country around and deserted sites and ruins; and many olive-groves was in a better state of cultivation.']

TAR LORD REIGNETH LET THE EARTH REJOICE ; LET THE MULTITUDE OP ISLES DE OLAD.Pealmau

WHEN THE LORD SHALL BUILD UP ZION, HE SHALL APPEAR IN HIS GLORY.-Psalm cii. 16.

SECTION 3.-THE BIRTH AND CIRCUMCISION OF JOHN THE BAPTIST, AND HIS

PRIVATE HISTORY. Luke i. 57—80. (G. 7.) The Birth of John, 8c. Luke i. 57—79. In the Hill Country of Judæa. 57 Now Elisabeth's full-time-came that-she should-be-delivered; and she - brought-forth 58 a-son. And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had-shewed-great

mercy eueyaluve to eneos upon her; and they-rejoiced with-her. 59 And it-came-to-pass, that on the eighth day they came to-circumcise the child; and

SCRIPTURE ILLUSTRATIONS. 58. rejoiced with her-foretold, Lu. i. 14, § 1, p. 4- 59. eighth day-commanded Abraham, Ge. xvii. 12 compare birth of Isaac, Ge. xxi. 6-rejoicing at the -children of Israel, Le. xii. 3–Jews' strictness in birth of Zion's children, Is. lxvi. 8-13 - compare observing the letter of the law, Jno. vii. 22, -3, § 55with Re. vii. 9, 10.

neglected the spirit of it, Ac. vii. 51-done away in

Christ, Ga. vi. 12-7.

NOTES. (59. Circumcise. To distinguish Abraham's family the institution was again revived, after it had long from others; to seal the new covenant to them, and gone into disuse : and it was a rolling away of the their obligation to keep the laws thereof; and to re.reproach of Egypt; God hereby declared they were present the removal of their natural corruption, by his free people, and heirs of the promised land, and the blood and Spirit of Jesus Christ, in virtue of his removed from them what they reckoned the shame resurrection on the eighth day, God appointed that of the Egyptians, Jos. v. l-10. No man is a whit all the males in Abraham's family should be circum- more readily accepted of God, or saved by him, that cised, and that his posterity should afterwards be he is either a Jew or a Gentile, I Co. vii. 19; Ga. circumcised on the eighth day of their life.See Ge. v. 6; vi. 15. xvii. 10-27 ; xxi. 4.

Beside the outward circumcision of the flesh, we The uncircumcised child was to be cut off from his find an inward one mentioned, which is what was people; but that threatening seems not to have af signified by the other. It consists in God's changing fected the child, till he was grown up, and wilfully of our state and nature, through the application of neglected that ordinance of God for himself, Ge, xvii. the blood and Spirit of his Son. By this we are made 14. For the last 39 years of their abode in the God's peculiar people, have our corruptions morti. desert, the Hebrew children were not circumcised.fied, and our souls disposed to his service; and, for Just after the Hebrews passed the Jordan, their this reason, the saints are called the circumcision, inales were all circumcised: this is called a circum- while the Jews, with their outward circumcision, are, cision of them the second time, as, on this occasion, in contempt, called the concision, Ph. iii. 2, 3.)

PRACTICAL REFLECTIONS. 57 ver. Let us rest assured that, at the full time, 58 ver. We should rejoice at seeing the good which the word of God will be truly accomplished.

our God is pleased to bestow upon others.

HE IS THE LORD OUR GOD: HIS JUDGMENTS ARE IN ALL THE EARTH.-Psalm cv. 7.[ 15

tothem: and all these sayingsrd them laid-them-up in vas with him.

60 they-called him Zacharias, after the name of his father. And his mother answered 61 and said, Not so: but he-shall-be-called John. And they-said unto her, There is none 09 of thy kindred that is called by this name. And they-made-signs to his father, how 63 he would have-him-called And he-asked for a-writing-table, and wrote, saying, HIS 64 name is John. And they-marvelled all. And his mouth was-opened immediately, and 65 his tongue loosed, and he-spake, and-praised God. And fear came on all that-dwelt

round-about them: and all these savings were-noised-abroad throughout all the hill66 country of Judea. And all they that-heard them laid-them-up in their hearts, saying,

What manner of child shall- this.-be! And the hand of-the-Lord was with him. 67 And his father Zacharias was-filled with-the-Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying, 08 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel ; for he-hath-visited and redeemed ETOINDE AUTOWOLV MARGINAL READINOS:Jehovah the God. Wrought redemption.

SCRIPTURE ILLUSTRATIONS. 64. mouth Neves opened foretold, Lu. i. 90, 91, 2, 3-with disciples in preaching to the Gentiles, AC. P.) promise of opening of the mouth, to Ezekiel, i xi. 21-see farther as to, Lu. i. 80, 93, P. 19. Ch. xxix. the fullment, xxxiii. 29 vision sealed 8 Hessed the Lord God of Israel-same, ! : 0, up, Is xxix. 10- at length shall speak, Hab. ii, 2, 3 P. i. 13-new corepant blessing promised to Israel,

the new song then to be sung, Is. xlii. 9-19-com- JA xxi. 31-4: Eze. xxxiv. 30-only to be enjoyed pare with Rev. 104

Christ, Ga. iii, 13-22sure to Israel, Is. xli. 8_10 06 Aand of the Lord-was with Joseph, Ge. xxxix. their rejoicing when the vision is opened, Is. xlii

NOTES. 2. Lord they called Aam Zaetarias. The name of God's special favour to John, watehing over and prothe child was commonly given at the time of circun- tecting him. eision, Ge. xxi. &# We find no instance in the

Prophesied. The word is to be taken here in anelent seriptures of any person in Israel who was its proper acceptation as predicting future events: called after the name of his father, but it seems for Zacharias speaks by inspiration both of what to have become eustomary, as in the case of Herod. God bad done and what he was about to do.

0. Joline. Neans Grace of Jehow the peculiar 68 Hata risited Hath visited with his mercy or caracter of that dispensation Jobu came to intro favour. The metaphor is derived either, as is comduee, wherein God's grace shines were bright sban, monly supposed, from the custom of princes to visit

the provinces of their kingdom to redress grievances & Baby Turer

N etdimi and to confer benefits or rather from the visiting of Butive of two table s

de distressed by the benevolent, to afford them relief. God looked to the world-He saw it miserable-He

came to reliere it, and brought sal ration.-See 78 ver. Doard or lead smeared over with wax

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