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eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee have fallen upon me.-21. They gave me gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. ISA. 7: 14. Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name IMMANUEL.

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liness; and when we shall see him,
there is no beauty that we should
desire him. He is despised and re-
jected of men ; a man of sorrows,
and acquainted with grief; and we
hid as it were our ces from him;
he was despised, and we esteemed
him not. Surely he hath borne
our griefs, and carried our
rows: yet we did esteem him strick-
en, smitten of God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our trans-
gressions, he was bruised for our in-
iquities: the chastisement of our
peace was upon him; and with his
stripes we are healed. All we, like
sheep, have gone astray; we have
turned every one to his own way;
and the LORD hath laid on him the
iniquity of us all. He was oppressed,
and he was afflicted, yet he opened
not his mouth: he is brought as a
lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep
before her shearers is dumb, so he
openeth not his mouth. He was taken
from prison and from judgment: and
who shall declare his generation?
for he was cut off out of the land of
the living: for the transgression of
my people was he stricken. And he
made his grave with the wicked, and
with the rich in his death; because
he had done no violence, neither was
any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleas-

42: 1. Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall noted the LORD to bruise him; he hath

put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

JER. 23:5. Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall 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 his name whereby he shall be called, The LORD our Right

eousness.

9: 6. 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 called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

28: 16. Therefore thus saith the LORD GOD, behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner-stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet.

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 forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. - 13. Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, ye shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonished at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: so shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.

¶ 53:1. Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? for he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor come

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33: 14. Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which 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 David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called The LORD our Righteous

ness.

DAN. 2:34. Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. · 44. And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.

T 9: 24. Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, 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 anoint the Most Holy. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah,the Prince,shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

tah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel. And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.

MIC. 5: 1. They shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek. But thou, Bethlehem Ephra

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ZECH. 9: 9. Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy king cometh unto thee: 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 from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth. As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water. Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope.

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12: 10. 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 me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his first-born. In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.

13: 7. In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness. 7. Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.

MAL. 3: 1. Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come

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to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye 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 us a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an fering in righteousness.

MARK 16: 19. So then, after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

ACTS 5: 12. And by the hands of the Apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people. of--14. And believers were the more added to the Lord.

§ 3. PROVED BY MIRACLES.

Ex. 4: 1. And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee. And the LORD said unto him, what is that in thine hand? and he said, a rod. And he said, cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it. And the LORD said unto Moses, put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand: that they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.

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6: 29. The LORD spake unto Moses, saying, I am the LORD (Jehovah), speak thou unto Pharaoh, king of Egypt, all that I say unto thee.

7: 2. Thou shalt speak all that I command thee. And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and will multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt.— 5. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD (Jehovah) when I stretch forth my hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them.

14: 29. But the children of Israel walked on dry land in the midst of the sea, and ... saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore. And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians; and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.

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13: 9. Then Saul, (who also is called Paul) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him and said, behold the hand of the LORD is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind: not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness. Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.

MAT. 11: 3. Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said unto them, Go, and show John again those things which ye do hear and see; the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

1 KINGS 17: 29. And Elijah took the child and delivered him unto his mother, and said, See, thy son liveth. And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know thou art a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in thy mouth is truth.

CHAPTER II.

A SUFFICIENT AND INFALLIBLE GUIDE.

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul. Ps. 19: 7.

§ 1. PERFECT IN ITS PRECEPTS.

Ps. 19: 7. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart. The commandments of the LORD are pure, enlightening the eyes.

119: 89. Forever, O LORD, thy

word is settled in heaven. Thy faithfulness is unto all generations. -96. I have seen an end of all perfection but thy commandment is exceeding broad. Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold. Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way. Thy testimonies are wonderful therefore doth my soul keep them. The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. 187. Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments. Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful; my zeal hath consumed me; because mine enemies have forgotten thy words. Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it. - 142. Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth. Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me : yet thy commandments are my delights. The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting give me understanding, and I shall live.— 160. Thy word is true from the beginning and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth forever. -172. All thy commandments are righteousness.

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DEUT. 4: 8. What nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous, as all this law, which I set before you this day.

JOHN 10: 35. The scripture cannot be broken.

MAT 22: 29. Ye do err, not know ing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

ACTS 17: 2. And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures, opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.

believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of Promise.

2 COR. 10: 4. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty, through God, to the pulling down of strong holds.

EPH. 1: 13. In whom ye also trusted after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvatión. In whom, also, after that ye

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8:58. And if any one hear my words and believe not, I judge him not; for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He, that rejecteth me and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him. The Word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him at the last day. . . . I know that his commandment is life everlasting.

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Ro. 10: 13. For whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed; and how shall they believe on him of whom they have not heard; and how shall they hear without a preacher? .. So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

ACTS 17: 11. These were more noble than they of Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

2 TIM. 3: 16. All scripture . . . is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; that the man of God 17 may be perfect, thoroughly furnished for every good work.

DAN. 10: 21. I will show thee what is noted in the scripture of truth.

ISA. 8: 20. To the law and to the testimony. If they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no truth in them.

2 COR. 2: 15. For we are unto God a sweet savor of Christ, both

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in them that are saved, and in them
that perish. To the one we are a
savor of death unto death; and to
the other a savor of life unto life.
And who is sufficient for these
things? For we are not as many
that corrupt the word of God; but
as of sincerity, but as of God, in
the sight of God, speak we in Christ.

II. Perfect in its adaptation to the
heart.

ROм. 1: 16. For I am not asham-
ed of the gospel of Christ; for it is
the power of God unto salvation to
every one that believeth.

10: 17. Faith cometh by hearing,
and hearing by the word of God.
1 COR. 1: 18. For the preaching
of the cross is to them that perish
foolishness; but unto us which be
saved it is the power of God. 20.
It pleased God by the foolishness of
preaching to save them that believe.
2 COR.-24. Not handling the
word of God deceitfully, but by
manifestation of the truth, com-
mending ourselves to every man's
conscience in the sight of God. For
if our gospel be hid, it is hid unto
them that are lost; in whom the
God of this world hath blinded the
minds of them that believe not, lest
the light of the glorious gospel of
Christ, who is the image of God,
should shine unto them.

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than any two edged sword, piercing
even to the dividing asunder of
soul and spirit, and of the joints
and marrow; and is a discerner of
the thoughts and intents of the
heart.

JA. 1: 18. Of his own will be-
gat he us with the word of truth.

2 TIM. 2: 9. The word of God is not bound.

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EPH. 6: 17. Take the helmet of salvation, and sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

JOHN 17 17. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Ps. 19: 8. The fear of the LORD is
clean, enduring forever. The judg-
ments of the LORD are true and
righteous altogether. Moreover,
by them is thy servant warned, and
in keeping of them there is great
reward.

119: 50. Thy word hath quick-pieces?
ened me. 67. Before I was afflict-
ed, I went astray, but now have I
kept thy word.-71. It is good for
me that I have been afflicted; that
I might learn thy statutes. The
law of thy mouth is better unto me
than thousands of gold and silver.
-75. I know, O LORD, that thy
judgments are right, and that thou
in faithfulness hast afflicted me.

HEB. 4: 12. For the word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper

III. Perfect in its appeals to the
sensibilities, or its sanctions.

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ISA. 5: 1. Now will I sing to my well-beloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: and he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a wine-press therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes." And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard. What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?

LUKE 7: 31. Whereunto shall I liken the men of this generation? They are like unto children sitting in the market place and calling one to another and saying, We have piped unto you and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you and ye have not wept.

JER. 23: 29. Is not my word like a fire, saith the LORD, and like a hammer, that breaketh the rock in

1. Hope is addressed.

DEUT. 7: 12. Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers: and he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the in

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