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The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light : they
that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the
light shined. Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased
the joy : they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and
as men rejoice when they divide the spoil. For thou hast broken
the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his
oppressor, as in the day of Midian. For every battle of the war-
rior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood ; but
this shall be with burning and fuel of fire. For unto us a child is
born, unto us a son is given : and the government shall be upon
his shoulder : and his name shall be calle*! Wonderful, Counsellor,
The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

[Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he
departed into Galilee ; and leaving Nazareth, |)c camc iiub bu3elt
in Cduperuaunt, which is upon the sea-coast, in the bonleis of
Zabulon and Nephthalim ; that it might be fulfilled which was
spoken by Esais the prophet, saying, The land of Zaimlon, and the
laud of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Gali-
lee of the Gentiles : the people which sat in darkness saw great
light : and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death,
light is sprung up. From that time ilcsUS bcgau to urcacl), and
to say. Repent; for the kingdom of heaven is at haiid.j

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness. Prepare ye the
way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for OUr
©ob. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill
shall be made low : and the crooked shall be made straight, and
the rough places plain : and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed,
and all fiesli shall see it together : for the mouth of the Lord hath
spoken it.

[And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and
Levites from Jerusalem, to a.sk him, Who art thou ? And he con-



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fessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. And
they asked him, What then? Art thou Ehas? And he saith, I
am not. Art thou that prophet ? And he answered, No. Then
said they unto him, Who art thou ? that we may give an answer
to them that sent us. 'What say est thou of thyself? He said, I

am tl)c iioicc of one crning in tl)c tDilbcrncss, illnkc straigl)t

tl)C UJrtg of tl)C iTovb, as said the prophet Esaias.

Ye yourselves bear me Avitness, tliat I said, I ani not tl)C
^I)ri3t, but that I am sent bcfovc him.]

Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high
mountain : Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, Hft up thy
voice with strength ; lift it up, be not afraid ; say unto the cities of
Judah, |3cl)olb tlOUV (J5ob ! Behold the Lord God will come
with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him : behold, |)is
rcmarb is toitl) l)im, and his work before him. He shall feed
his flock like a shephei'd : he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are
with young.

[And other sheep J[ have, which are not of this fold : them also
Jl must bring, and they shall hear my voice ; and there shall be
one fold, and one sl}Cpl)Crb.

And behold, I come quickly ; and mil rCUJarb is mt\) mC,

to give every man according as his work shall be.]

Remember these, Jacob and Israel ; for thou art my servant :
I have formed thee ; thou art my servant : O Israel, thou shalt not
be forgotten of me. I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy trans-
gressions, and as a cloud, thy sins : return unto me; for 3 l)tTUC
rcbccmcb tllCC. Sing, O ye heavens; for tl)C £orb l)atl] bonc
it : shout, ye lower parts of the earth : break forth into singing, ye
mountains, forest, and every tree therein : for the Lord hath re-
deemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.

[As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father : and
3 Kin bomn mn life for t\]c sl)eep.

Ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as
silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition
from your fathers; but with tl)C precious bloob of (!ll)rist, as of
a lamb without blemish and without spot.

Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood,
Ije entered in once into the holy place, Ijtiuing obtaincb eternal
rebemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the
ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying
of the flesh : how much more shall the blood of Christ, tnljo through
the eternal Spirit offereb l)imsclf without spot to God, purge your
conscience from dead works to serve the living God ?



John, 111. 28.



Is. xl. 9-11.



John, X. 16.



Rev.xxii. 12.



Isaiah,
xliv. 21-23.



John, X. 15.



1 Peler,
i. 18, 19.



Hebrews,
ix. 12-14.



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Isaiah,
xlv. -24. -25.



Is. Ixii. 1-5.



Is. lir. 5.



John,
iii. ao-'JO.



Revelation,
xix. G. 7.



nevplation,
x.xL 9, 10.



Is. Ixiil. 1-6.



Surely, shall one say, jjn tl)C Corb have I righteousness and
strength : even to him shall men come ; and all that are incensed
against liim shall be ashamed, jjn tl)C Corb shall all the seed of
Israel be justified, and shall glory.

For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's
sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as
brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. And
the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory :
and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the
Lord shall name. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand
of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. Thou
shalt no more be termed Forsaken : neither shall thy land any more
be termed Desolate : but thou shalt be called Hephzi-bah, and thy
land Beulah : for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be
married. For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons

marry thee : and as tl)c bribcgroom vcjoicctl) ovcv tl)c bribe,
so shall thy God rejoice over thee.

For tl]2 iHttkcr is thine husband : tl)C Zoxh of IjOStS is
his name ; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel ; the God of
the whole earth shall he be called,

[Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples
and the Jews about purifying. And they came unto John, and said
unto him. Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom
thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come
to him. John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, ex-
cept it be given him from heaven. Ye yourselves bear me witness,
that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. He
that hath the bride is the bridegroom : but the friend of the bride-
groom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because
of the bridegroom's voice : tt)is ITltt jOT) therefore is fulfilled.

And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as
the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings,
saying, Alleluia : for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us
be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him : for the marriage of
tl)C Uamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

And there came unto me one of the seven angels, which had
the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me,
saying. Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, tl)C £amb's wife.
And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high moun-
tain, and sliewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descend-
ing out of heaven from God.]

Wlin is this thatcometh from Edom, with dvod garments from
Rozrali ? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the great-
ness of Ills strt-ngth ? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.

Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments
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I have trodden the wine-press alone ; and of the people there
was none with me : for I will tread them in mine anger, and tram-
ple them in my fury, and their blood shall be spriidded upon my
garments, and I will stain all my raiment. For the day of ven-
geance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.
And I looked, and there was none to li<'lp ; and I wondered that
there was none to uphold : therefore mine OIMII rttm brought sal-
vation unto me ; and my fury, it upheld me. And I will tread
down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury,
and I will bring down their strength to the earth.

[And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse ; and he
that sat upon him Avas called Faithful and True, and in righteous-
ness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of
fire, and on his head were many crowns ; and he had a name writ-
ten, that no man knew, but he himself And he was clothed with
a vesture dipped in blood : and his name is called The Word of
God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon
white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of
his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the
nations : and he shall rule them with a rod of iron : and he tread-
eth the wine-press of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written,
KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. And I saw an an-
gel standing in the sun : and he cried with a loud voice, saying to
all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven. Come, and gather
yourselves together unto the supper of the great God ; that ye may
eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of
mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them,
and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies,
gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse,
and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him
the fjilse prophet that wrought miracles before liim, with which he
deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them
that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake
of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with
the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded
out of his mouth : and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.]

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto
David a righteous Branch, and a King sliall reign and prosper,
and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days
Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely : and this is
llis name whereby [)c shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHT-
EOUSNESS.

[(iri)tist is the end of the law for righteousness to every one
that believeth.]



Revelation,
xix. 11-iJl.



Jercniiali,
xxiii. 5, 6.



Rom. X. 4.



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Ezckid,
i. i!C-iS.



Ezekiel,
viii. I— 1.



Ezekiel,
xliii. l-O.



Ileb. i. 1-3.



Daniel,

vii. 9, 10, 13,

14,27.



And above the firmament that was over their heads was the
Hkeiiess of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone : and
upon the Hkeness of the throne was the likeness as tl)C appearance
o'" a man above upon it. And I saw as the colour of ainber, as the
aj)pearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his
loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even down-
ward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness
round about. As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud
in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round

about. This was tl)c appearance of tl)c likeness of tl)c glorn

of tl)C Corb. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I
heard a voice of one that spake.

And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in
the fifth day of the month, as I sat in mine house, and the elders
of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the Lord God fell there
upon me. Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of
fire : from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire ; and
from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the
colour of amber. And he put forth the form of an hand, and took
me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between
the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to
Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the
north ; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provo-
keth to jealousy. And, behold, tl)e glorn of tl)e (5ob of JsracI
was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain.

Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that look-
eth toward the east: and behold, tl)e glorii of tl)c (5oi) of Jsrael
came from the way of the east : and his voice was like a noise of
many waters : and the earth sinned with his glory. And it was
according to the appearance of the vision which I saw, even accord-
ing to the vision that I saw when I came to destroy the city : and
the visions were like the vision that 1 saw by the river Chebar ;
and I fell upon my face. And the glory of the Lord came into the
house by tlie way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east.
So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court :
and behold, tl)e glorn of tlje Corb filled the house. And I heard
him speaking unto me out of the Ikhisc.

[God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in
time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days
spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all
thing-*, l)y wlioin also he made the worlds; who being tl)e brlgllt-
ncss of 1)15 glorn, and the express image of his person, and up-
holding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself
purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.]

I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of
days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his
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his wheels as burning fire, A fiery stream issued and came forth
from before him : thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten
thousand times ten thousand stood before him : the judgment was

set, and the books were opened I saw in the night

visions, and behold onc like tl)C Sou of ntttU came with the clouds
of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him
near before him. And there was given him domiiiion, and glory,
and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should
SCroc \)\xn : his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall

not pass away, anb l)is kingbom, tl]at mljicl) sljall not be bc-

Stvoneb And the kino-dom and dominion, and

the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be
given to the people of the saints of tl]C illost i^igl), whose kingdom
is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey

l)im.

And whiles I was speaking and praying, and confessing my
sin, and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication
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 tliou art greatly beloved : therefore understand the
matter, and consider the vision. Seventy weeks are determined
upon thy people and upon thy hoi}' city, to finish the transgi-ession,
and to make an end of sins, and to make reconcihation for iniquity,
and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision
and prophecy, and tO aiioiut tl)e ilXost i)Olll. Know therefore
and understand, that from the going forth of tlie commandment to
restore and to build Jerusalem unto the iUessiili) the Prince shall
be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks.

Thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the
thousands of Judah, yet out of thee sluill he come forth unto me
that is to be Ruler in Israel ; tDl)OSC goiugs forti) Ijliue bccil

from of olb, from euerlasting.

For thus saith the Lord of hosts ; Yet once, it is a little while,
and 1 will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the
dry land ; and I will shake all nations, and the Desire of all nations
shall come : and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of
hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of

hosts. ^\)c glorn of tl)i5 Uutcr l)ouse sljall be greater tlian

of tl)e former, saith the Lord of hosts : and in this place will I
give peace, saith the Lord of hosts.

[Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads
of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto



Daniel,
ix. SO-iJo.



Micah, V. 2.



Hag. 11. C-9.



1 Kinc;?,
viii. 1-11.



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Zechariah,
xii. G-10.



Zech. xiii. 7.



Mark,
xiv. 'ili, •/



king Solomon in Jerusalem, that tliey miglit bring up the ark of
the covenant of the Lord out of the city of David, which is Zion.
And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon
at the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.
And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark.
And they brought up the ark of the Lord, and the tabernacle of
the congregation, and all the holy vessels that were in the taber-
nacle, even tnose did the priests and the Levites bring up. And
king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel that were assembled
unto him, were with him before the ark, saciificing sheep and oxen,
that could not be told nor numbered for multitude. And the priests
brought in the ark of the covenant of the Lord unto his place, into
the oracle of the house, to the most holy place, even under the
wings of the cherubims. For the cherubims spread forth their two
wings over the place of tlie ark, and the cherubims covered the ark
and the staves thereof above. And they drew out the staves, that
the ends of the staves were seen out in the holy place before the
oracle, and they were not seen without : and there they are unto
this day. There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of
stone which Moses put there at Horeb, when the Lord made a
covenant with the children of Israel, wdien they came out of the
land of Egypt. And it came to pass, when the priests wei-e come
out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the Lord, so
that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud :
for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of the Lord.]

In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth
of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and
they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and
on the left : and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own
l>]ace, even in Jerusalem. The Lord also shall save the tents of
of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory
of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against
Judah, In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jeru-
salem ; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be iis
David ; and the house of David shall be as (5ob, flS tl)C augcl of
tl)C Corb before them. And it shall come to })ass in that day, that
I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem,
And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants
of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they
shall look upon niC whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn
for l)im, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitter-
ness for him, as one one that is in bitterness for his first-born.

Awaki\ O swoid, against mn SI)Cpl)Crb, and against tl)C man
tl)iU is mi] fdloU), saith the Lord of hostij; smite the Shepherd,
and the sheep shall be scattered.

[And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the
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fended bccatTSC 0f tltC this night : for it is written, I will smite the
shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.]

Behold, I will send my messenger, and lie shall prepare the
way before me : and tl)C Corb, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come
to |}iQ temple, even tl)C mcsscugcr of tl)C CODCUaitt, whom yc
delight in : behold, he 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.
And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver : and he shall pu-
rify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they
may otier unto the Lord an ottering in righteousness.

There was in the days of Herod the king of Judea, a certain
priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia : and his wife was of
the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. And they
were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments
and ordinances of the Lord blameless. And they had no child be-
cause that Elisabeth was barren ; and they both were now well
stricken in years. And it came to pass, that while he executed the
priest's ofiice before God in the order of his course, according to
the custom of the pi'iest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he
went into the temple of the Lord. And the whole multitude of
the people were praying without at the time of incense. And there
appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side
of the altar of incense. And when Zacharias saw him he was
troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said unto him.
Fear not, Zacharias : for thy prayer is heard ; and thy wife Elisa-
beth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And
thou shalt have joy and gladness, and many shall rejoice at his
birth. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall
drink neither wine nor strong drink : and he shall be filled with
the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. And many of the
children of Israel shall he turn to tl)e Corb tl)cir (!5ob. And he
shall go before Ijim in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the
hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the
wisdom of the just ; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and
prophesied, saying. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel : for he hath
visited and redeemed his people, and hath raised up an horn of
salvation for us, in the house of his servant David : as he spake by
the mouth of his holy piophets, which have been since the world
began : that we should be saved from our enemies, and from the
hand of all that hate us ; to perform the mercy promised to our
fathers, and to remember his holy covenant : the oath which he
sware to our father Abraham, that he would grant unto us, that we,
being delivered out of the hand of our enemies, might serve him
without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him, all the days
of our life. And thou, child, shalt be called tl)e propljCt of tl)C



Mai. iii. 1-3.



Luke, i. 5-17.



LuKe,
i. 67-76.



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LuVc,
i. 2(}-yo.



T.iike,
ii. 1-11.



Mnllliow,
il. 1-11.



J^iglKStt f^"" tliou shalt go before the face of tl)C £orb to pre-
pare his ways.

And in the sixth 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 vir-
gin's name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her and said.
Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee : blessed
art thou amons; women.

And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saving, and
cast in her mind wliat manner of salutation 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. He shall be
great and shall be called the Son of the Highest ; and the Lord
God shall give unto him the throne of his father David. And he
shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom
there shall be no end.

Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I
know not a man ? And the angel answered and said unto her,
The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the High-
est shall overshadow thee : therefore also that holy thing which



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