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of his Deliverance : Hear ye mvj^ O Houfi of David ! h
it ajmall Thing for joh to "weary Meny hut will you weary
rny God dfo ? Therefore the Lord himfelf jhall give you a
Sign, behold a Virgin jjjall conceive and bear a Son, and Jhall
call his Name Immanuel. Butter and Honey JJmH he eat,
that he may know to refufe the Evil and chufe the Good. For
before the Child jhall know to refufe the Evil and chufe the
Good, the Land which thou abhorrefl Jhall be forfaken of both
her Kings. Now all perhaps that Ahaz., at that Time^
could be fuppofed to have underftood by thefe Words, is
this : That there fhould be a certain young Woman, then
a Virgin, who Ihould have a Son upon her firft bringing
forth ; and before this Child ihould know Good from
Evil, that is, be able to know the Benefits of Peace from
the Miferies of War, that Invafion fhould be at an End ;
and the Child fhould eat Butter and Honey, that is, enjoy
all the Pleafures and Satisfadions of a fettled Peace. And
the Prophefy in this Senfe was compleated foon after. For
in the next Chapter Ifaiah fays. He went unto the Prophe-
tefs, and [be conceived and hare a Son ; thenfaid the Lordy
call his Name Maher-fhalal-halh-baz. For before the Child
Jhall have knowledge to cry mj Father and my Mother, the
Riches of Damafcus, and the Spoil



Online LibraryWilliam NichollsA Conference with a Theist : containing an answer to all the most usual objections of the infidels against the Christian religion ... (Volume 1) → online text (page 33 of 47)