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ISAIAH liii. I.
6 Who hath believed our report?”
“ He grew up,
The prophet Isaiah foretold, that the Gospel of Jesus Christ would be rejected by those, to whom it was offered. And the history verified the prediction, simply because he who brought it into the world came not with victories and triumphs, but in the form of a servant. as Isaiah describes him, “small and of no reputation, from a family nearly extinct, like a tender plant springing unnoticed from its root, hid in a barren and dry land, out of which nothing eminent was expected. In the manner of his appearance he had no form or comeliness, none of the advantages
of worldly grandeur, no ornaments of state
way for Jesus ?—John the Baptist performed that office. Was it prophesied, that Jesus should be a preacher of righteousness ?Righteousness was indeed the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. Was it prophesied, that our Saviour should perform miracles ? And do we require a Lazarus to spring up from the grave, or a