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all vessels of small quantity, from the vessels of cups, even to all
the vessels of Hagons. In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, shall
the nail that is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut
down, and fall ; and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off :
for the Lord hath spoken it.

Ccl)oIb, a king si) all reign in righteousness, and princes

shall rule in judgment. And a man shall be as an hiding-place
from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water
in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.

Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high moun-
tain : O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with
strength ; lift it up, be not afraid ; say unto the cities of Judah,

Behold your God ! Oeljolb tl)e €orb (5oii u)iU come roiti) strong
l)ani!), anb \]\q arm sljall rule for l)im : beiiold, his reward is
with him, and his work before him. lie shall feed his flock like a
shepherd : he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them
in his bosom, and shall gently lead th(jse that are with young.

Behold my servant, whom I uphold ; mine elect, in whom my
soul delighteth ; I have put my Spirit upon him : he shall bi'ing forth
judgment to the Gentiles. lie shall not cry nor lift up, nor cause
his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed .shall he not
break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench : he shall bring



Is. xi. 1-5.



Isaiah,
xxii. 20-25.



Is. xxxii. 1, 3.



Is. xl. 9-11.



Is. xlii. 1-7.



374



CHRIST ADMIKISTERS THE



Is. Iv. 3-5.



Jeremiah,
xxiii. 5, (J.



Jeremiah,
XXX. 8, 9.



Jeremiah,
xxxiii. 14-::il.



forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discour-
agi'<l, till he have set judgment in the earth : aub tl)C islcs sljilU

tnait for l)is lato.

Thus saith God the Lord, he that created the heavens, and
stretched them out : he that spread forth the earth, and that which
Cometh out of it ; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it,
and spirit to them that walk therein : I the Lord have called thee
in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and
give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles ;
to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison,
and them that sit in darkness out of the prison-house.

Incline vour ear, and come unto me : hear, and your soul
shall live ; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, £OCn
ti]C Bine mercies of Danib. Behold, I have given him for a
witness to the people, a letxbcr aiib commaitber to tlje people.

Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou kuowest not, and nations
that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the Lord thy
God, and for the Holy One of Israel ; for he hath glorified thee.

iM'hold, the days come, saith the Lord, tl)ilt J tdiU rttisc UlUO

Danib a rigljteous Brunei), attb a King sIjuU reign anb pros-
per, iinb sljall execute jnbgment nnb justice in ll)e earti). In
his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and
this is his name whereby he shall be called, TUE LORD OUR
RIGHTEOUSNESS.

It shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that
I will break his yoke from oft" thy neck, and will burst thy bonds,
and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him : but they
shall serve the Lord their God, anb Drtuib tijeir Uing, whom I
will raise up unto them.

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that 1 will perform that
good thing whicli I have promised unto the house of Israel and to
the house of Judah.

In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of
righteousness to grow up unto Dand : aub lie sljtlU execute jubg-

ment anb rigl]teousnc55 in tlje lunb. In those days shall Judaii

be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name
wherewith she shall be called, The Loi-d our Righteousness.

For thus saith the Lord ; Diuub sljiill ueuer toaut a man to
sit upon tl)e tijrone of tl)e Ijouse of .^sniel; n.itlier shall the
priests the Levites want a man before me to oft'er burnt-otierings,
and to kindle meat-otfc rings, and to do sacrifice continually.

And the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah, saying. Thus
saith the Lord ; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my
covenant of the nigiit, and that there should not be day and night
m their sea-son ; then may also my covenant be broken with David
my servant, tliat he should not have a son to reign upon his throne ;
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And tliou, pi'ofane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come,
when iniquity sliall have an end, thus saith the Lord God : Remove
the diadem, and take otf the crown : tliis shall not be the same :
exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. I will overturn,
overturn, overturn it: and it shall be no more, until \)C COIHC,
U)l)OSC rigljt it is : and I will give it him.

Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a
prey ; and I will judge between cattle and cattle. QVub J Ujill SCt

vip one Gl)cpl)crb oocr tlicm, anb l)c sljall fccb tl)cm, even
mn scruaut Dauib ; l)c sl)aU fccb tl)cm, anb l]c sljall be tl)cir

BljcpljCfb. And I the Lord will be their Gud, anb mi) SCruant

JBiwih a prince among tl)em : I the Lord have spoken it.

And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will
cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land : and they shall dwell
safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods. And I will make
them and the places round about my hill a blessing : and I will
cause the shower to come down in his season ; there shall be
showers of blessing. And the tree of the field shall yield her
fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe
in their land, and shall know that I am the Lord, when I have
broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the
hand of those that served themselves of them. And they shall
no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the
land devour them ; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall
make them afraid. And I will raise up for them a plant of
renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the
land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more. Thus shall
they know that I the Lord their God am with them, and that they,
even the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord God. And
ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God,
saith the Lord God.

So shall they be my people, and I will be their God. '^nh

Dauib mn scniant sl)aU be king oner tl)em; anb tljen all

6l)all liauc"one sljcpljerb : they shall also walk in my judgments,
and observe my staLules, and do them. And they shall dwell in
the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your
fathers have dwelt, and they shall dwell therein, even they, and
their children, and their children's children forever : anb mn 0Cr-

oant Dauib sljall be tljeir |irince foreucr.

I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man
came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days,
and they brought him near before him. '^nb tl)Cre ivas giuen

i)im bominion, anb glorn, anb a kingbom, that all pe"o}jle,
nations, anb langnagcs, sljonlb serue'ljim ; l)is bominion is
an enerlasting bominion, u)l)icl) sl)all not pass amaji, anb
l)i5 kingbom t1)at U)l)id) sl)all not be bestroijeb.



Ezekiel,
xxi. '25-27.



Ezckiel,
xxxiv. iW-31.



Ezekiel,
xxxvii.
23-25.



Daniel,
vii. 13, H.



376



CHRIST ADMINISTERS THE



Daniel,
ix. 1-3,
20-25.



Dan. xii. 1.



Hosca,
Hi. 4, 5.



Micah, Iv. P,
(ind V. 2.



In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed
of the Medes, which was made king over tlie reahn of the Chal-
deans ; in the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books
the number of the years, whereof the word of the Lord came to
Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in
the desolations of Jerusalem. And I set my face unto the Lord
God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sack-
cloth, and ashes

And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my
sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supjilica-
tion before the Lord my God for the holy mountain of my God ;
yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I
had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly,
touched me about the time of the evening oblation. And he in-
formed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now
come forth to give thee skill and understanding. At the beginning
of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come
to shew thee ; for thou art greatly beloved : therefore understand
the matter, and consider the vision.

Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy
holy city, to finish the transgi'ession, and to make an end of sins,
and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting
righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to an-
oint the most Holy. Know therefore and understand, that from
the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Je-
rusalem unto tl)C iUcssial) tl)C Prince shall be seven weeks, and
threescore and two weeks : the street shall be built again, and the
wall, even in troublous times.

And at that time shall Michael stand up, tl)C gvcat :princc

tDl)icl) stanbcti) for tl)c rljilbrcn of tljn ^jcoplc : and there shall

be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation
even to that same time : and at that time thy people shall be de-
livered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a
king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an
image, and without an epliod, and without tei'a})liim : afterward
.shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God,
cinb Dauib tl)cir king ; 'ind shall fear the Lord and his goodness
in the hitler days.

And thou, O tower of the flock, the stronghold of the daughter
of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion ; the king-
dom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem

lint thou, lieth-lehcm Epliratah, though thnu be little among
the thousaiKis of .lud.ih, yet out of tIjCC sl)all l)C COIUC forti) UlUO
mc tl)at is to be Unlcr in Israel ; who.se goings forth have been
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Sing-, O daughter of Zion ; shout, O Israel ; be glad and re-
joice with all the heart, daughter of Jerusalem. The Lord hath
taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy : tl)C

King of JJsnid, even tl)c Corb, is in tijc mibst of ti)cc ; thou

shalt not see evil any more.

Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion : for lo, I come, and I
will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the Lord. And many nations
shall be joined to the Lord in that day, anb sljall bc mil people:
and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that
the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto thee. And the Lord shall in-
herit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusa-
lem again.

And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Take of
them of the captivity, even of Ileldai, of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah,
which are come from Babylon, and come thou the same day, and
go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah ; then take silver
and gold, and make crowns, and set them upon the head of
Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest ; and speak unto him,
saying. Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Dcljolb, tl)C man

id1)03c name is (Jl)c Di-anclj ; anh l)c sl)aU grora up out of
I)i5 place, anb l)e sljall bnilb tl)e temple of tl)c iloxh : cuen l)c
sl)aU bttilb tl]e temple of tl)e llorb ; anb i)c sljall' bear tl]e
glorn, luib sljall sit anh rule nponl)is tljronc ; and heshaU be
a priest upon liis throne : and the counsel of peace shall be be-
tween them both.

And the crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to
Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in the
temple of the Lord. And they that are for otf shall come and
build in the temple of the Lord, and ye shall know that the Lord
of hosts hath sent me unto you. And this shall come to pass, if
ye will diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God.

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion ; shout. O daughter of
Jerusalem: bcl)olii, tljj] Iving cometl) unto tljee : he is just, and
having salvation ; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt
the foal of an ass.

And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse
from Jerusalem, and the battle-bow shall be cut off: and he shall
speak peace unto the heathen : and his dominion shall be ti-om
sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth.

In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusa-
lem ; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as Da-
vid ; anb tl)c l)ouse of Danib sljall bc as ©ob, as the angel

of the Lord before them.

Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the
way before me : and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come
to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye de-



Zephaniah,
iii. 14, 15.



Zechariiih,
ii. lO-liJ.



Zcchariali,
vi. 9-13.



Zechariah,
ix. U-10.



Zech. xii. 8.



Mai. ill. 1-3.



378



CHEIST ADMINISTERS THE



Luke,
i. a6-33.



Matt. i. 21.



Matt. ii. 1-6.



Luke,
iii. I.VIT.



John, 1. 9-12.



light in : behold, lie shall come, saith the Lord of hosts. But
who may abide the day of his coming ? and who shall stand when
he appeareth ? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap,

'^nh [)c sljall sit as a rcftner arib purifier of silocr : and he

shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver,
that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.

And in the si.xth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God
unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a
man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David ; and the
virgin's name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and
said. Hail, thou that art highly f^xvoured, the Lord is with thee :
blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was
troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salu-
tation this should be. And the angel said unto her. Fear not,
Mary : for thou hast found favour with God. And behold, thou
shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call
his name JESUS. lie shall be great, and shall be called the Son
of the Highest ; anh tl)C £orb (!?ob sljnll giyc unto Ijim tl)c
tl)rone of l)i5 fatl]cr Dauib. '2.nh l)c siiifU reign oner tl)e
Ijouse of Jacob foreucr; anh of l)is kingdom tl)erc s\)a[[ be
no n\b.

Thou shalt call his name Jesus : for he shall save |)is people
from their sins.

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days
of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to
Jerusalem, saning, iX)l)ere is Ije tljat is born liing of tlje

JleUJS ? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to wor-
ship him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was
troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered
all the chief priests and scribes of the peoi)le together, he demanded
of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him.
In Bethlehem of Judea : for thus it is written by the prophet. And
thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the
princes of Juda : for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall
rule my people Israel.

As the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their
hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not ; John answered,
saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you witli water ; but one
miglitier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes 1 am not worthy
to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with
fire: roliosc fan is in his lianb, anb I)e mill tl)orongliln purge
l)is floor, anh mill galljer tl)e mljeat into Ijis garner rL-^'t ^^^^

chaff he will burn with fire unqu.Michable.

That was the true Light, tDl)icl) ligl)tetl) euern man tl)at

COmctli into tl)e UJOrlb. He was in the world, and the world w:is
made by him, iiud the world knew him not. He came unto |)is



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John,
iv. 5-15.



OtDlt, ^^i] his own received liim not. But as many as received liim,
to tl)Cnt gnnc lie ^JOIDCV to become the sons of God, even to them
that beheve on liis name.

The Father loveth the Son, anb IjatI) giucu all tl)iugs into |.John, iii. 35.
1)13 l)anb.

Then cometh lie to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar,
near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus, therefore, being wearied with
his journey, sat thus on the well : and it was about the sixth
hour.

There cometh a woman of Samaria to di-aw water : Jesus
saith unto her, Give me to drink. (For his disciples were gone
away unto the city to buy meat.) Then saith the woman of Sa-
maria unto him. How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of
me, which am a woman of Samaria ? for the Jews have no dealings
with the Samaritans. Jesus answered and said unto her. If thou
knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me
to drink; tliou wouldest have asked of him, anb \)c tDOlllb \)iWC
giuCU tl)CC living water. The woman saitli unto him, Sir, thou
hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep : from whence then
hast thou that living water ? Art thou greater than our father
Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his
children, and his cattle ? Jesus answered and said unto her. Who-
soever drinketh of this water, shall thirst again : but whosoever
drinketh of the water tljilt 3 sljttll ginc l)im, shall never thirst;
but the water tl)at J sl)all ginc l)im, shall be in him a well of
water springing up iuto everlasting life. The woman saith unto
him. Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither
to draw.

They went into Capernaum ; and straightway on the sabbath-
day he entered into the synagogue and taught. And they were
astonished at his doctrine : for he taught them as one that had au-
thority, and not as the scribes.

And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean
spirit; and he cried out, saying, £ct Its aloitC; tDl}at IjUUC VOC to
bo luitli tl)cc, tl]ou 3csus of XanirctI) "? art tl)ou come to be-

Strojl us? J knou) tl)CC lt)l)0 tijou art, the Holy One of God.
And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Ibilij thy peace, and come out of
him. And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a
loud voice, he came out of him. And they were all amazed, inso-
much that they questioned among themselves, saying. What thing-
is this ? what new doctrine is this ? for with authority commandeth
he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.

And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the
region round about Galilee.

And at even when the sun did set, they brought unto him all
that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils. And



i. 21-28.



IM.irb,
i. 32-34.



380



CHRIST ADMINISTERS THE



Luke,
V. 18-24.



John,
V. l»-23.



John,
V. 25-30.



Mntlhew,

vU.21-'23,i»,

20.



all the city was gathered together at the door. x\nd he healed
many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils ;

a\\b suffered not tl)c bcoils to speak, because tl)eii kncvo
l)im.

And behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken
with a palsy : and they sought means to bring him in, and to lav
him before him. And when they could not find by what wav they
might bring him in, because of the multitude, they went upon the
house-top, and let him down through the tihng with his couch,
into the midst before Jesus. And when he saw their faith, he said-
unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. And the scribes and the
Pharisees began to reason, saying. Who is this which speaketh blas-
phemies ? Who can forgive sins but God alone ? But when Jesus
perceived their thoughts, he answering, said unto them, What reason
ye in your hearts^ whether is easier to say. Thy sins be forgiven
thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? But that ye may know tijat

tl)e Gini of man \)at\) power upon eartli to forgiye sins, (he

said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up
thy couch, and go unto thine house.

Then answered Jesus, and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say
unto you. The Son can do nothing of himself, but v/hat he seetli
the Father do : for what things soever he doetli, these also doeth
the Son likewise. For the Father loveth the Son, oub sl)eU)Ctl)
l)im all tilings tl]at l)imself boetl) : and he will shew him greater
works than these, that ye may marvel. For as the Father raiscth
up the dead, and quickeneth them ; even so the Son quickencth
whom he will. £ov tl)c i\nl)er iubgetl) no man, but l)atl)
committeb all jubgrncnt unto tl)e Son: tljat all men sljoulb
Ijonour tl)e Son, even as tljeu l)onour tl^e i^ati)er. He that
honoureth not the Son, honoureth not the Father which hath sent
him.

Verily, verily, I say unto you. The hour is coming, and now is,
when the dead shall hear tl)e DOice of tlje Son of (5ob : and
they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself, so
hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; (iixb ijatl) gilUMl

l|im autl)oritn to ejeecntc judgment also, because l)e is tl)C

Son of man. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in tiie
which all that are in the graves sljall I] ear l)is tJOice, and shall
come forth ; thev that have done o'ood, unto the resurrection of
lite ; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damna-
tion. I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and
my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the
will of the Father which hath sent me.

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into
tlie kingdom of heaven ; but he that doeth the will of my Father
which is in heaven. Many will say tO mc in that day, Lord, Lord,
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out devils ? and in thy name done many wonderful works ? And
then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: bcpurt from mc,

ye that work iniquity And it came to pass when

Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his
doctrine. For he taught them as OUC Ijiiuiug Olttljoritg, and not
as the scribes.

The Son of man is £orb even of the sabbath-day.

QVU tilings arc bcliucrcb unto mc of mn i^atlicr; and no

man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man
the Father, save the Son, and he tO n)l)0mS0CUCr tl)C Qon mil
rcucal l)im. QTomc unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy
laden, and S will give you rest. Take mn noliC "pon you, and
learn of me ; for I am meek and lowly in heart : and ye shall find
rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is
hght.

Another parable put he forth unto them, saying. The kingdom

of heaven is likened unto a man roljicl) ooiDcb goob sccb iu Ijis

ficlb : but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among
the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up,
and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the
servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not
thou sow good seed in thy field ? from whence then hath it tares ?
He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said
unto him. Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up ? But he
said. Nay ; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the
wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest : and
in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers. Gather ye together
first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them : but
gather the wheat into my barn

Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house :
and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the
parable of the tares of the field.

lie answered and said unto them, j^c tl)at SOlMCtl) tl)C goob
SCcb is tl)C Son of man; the field is the world; the good seed
are the children of the kingdom ; but the tares are the children
of the wicked one ; the enemy that sowed them is the devil ; the
harvest is the end of the world ; and the reapers are the angels.
As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire ; so shall

it be in the end of this world. ^\)c Son of man sljall scnb forti)

l)is angels, and they shall gather out of |)is kingbom all things
that ort'end, and them which do iniquity.

And when he was come to the other side, into the country



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