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till Shilo come. As a proof that this sceptre, the ensign of govern(ment was departed from Judah at our Saviour's birth
Luke ii. 3. Joseph and Mary with others, went to be taxed by the authority of a heathen emperor.
Dan. ix. 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 of prophecy, and to anoint the most holy.
Ver. 25. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and 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 troublesome times.
Ver. 26. And after threescore and two weeks, shall the 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.
Hag.ü.7. The desire of all nations shall come, and I will fill this house (viz. the temple) with my glory.
Ver. 9. The glory of this latter house, shall be greater than that of the former house. The only glory it had above the former, but was in other respects inferior
to it, (Ezra iii. 12.) this fixes the coming of Christ while the temple was standing.
VI. The country and town where Christ should be born. Mic. v. 2. Thou Bethlehem Ephratah, 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. Fulfilled : Matt. ii. 1. Jesus was born in Bethlehem.
John vii. 42. Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem where David was.
VII. Of his forerunner John Baptist. Isa. xl. 3. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord.
Mal. iii. 1. I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare my way before me.
iv. 5. I will send you Elijah the prophet-Fulfilled :
Matt. iii. 1. In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying, repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Luke i. 17.
Matt. xi. 14. This is Elias which was for to come. xvii. 12. Elias is come already. Mark ix. 13.
VIII. His purging the temple. Ps. Ixix. 9. The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
Matt. xxi. 12. Jesus cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple. Mark xi. 15. Luke xix. 45. John ii. 13, &c.
IX. His working miracles. Isa. xxxv. 5. The eyes of the blind shall be opened, the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
Ver. 6. The lame shall leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing-Fulfilled :
Matt. xv. 30. Great multitudes came unto him, having with them
those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and he healed them. See New Testament Miracles. .
X. That the Spirit of the Lord should be upon him. Isa. xi. 2. The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, &c. Ver. 3.
Ixi. I. The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach, &c.
Ps. xly. 7. God hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness, above thy fellows.-Fulfilled :
Matt. iii. 16. He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him. John i. 33.
John iii. 34. God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him
XI. That he should be a Prophet. Deut. xvii. 15. The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet, unto him shall ye hearken.
Heb. i. 1. God who spake unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken to us by his Son Christ. Heb. ii. 3. See Christ's predictions concerning his death, &c.
XII. That he should preach or teach. Ps. xl. 9. I have preached righteousness in the great congregation.
Isa. Ixi. 1. He hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek. See Isa. xi. 2, 3, 4.-ii. 3. Mic. iv. 2. - Matt. iv. 23. Jesus went about preaching the gospel. Ch. ix. 34.
Matt. xi. 27. Neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him. Ch. xvii. 26.
John vii. 14. Now about the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught.
Ver. 26. My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. xii. 49. I have not spoken of myself, the Father which sent me gave me con mandment what I should say. Ch. xiv. 10, 24.-For the nature of his preaching, see his sermon. Matt. 5th, 6th, 7th chapters.
XIII. That he should not seek the applause of men. Isa. xlii. 2. He shall not cry nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the streets. John v. 41. I receive not honour from men.
When he wrought miracles he often said, Maut. viii. 4. See thou tell no man. Ch. ix. 30. xvi. 20. Mark vii. 24. Mark v. 43. See that no man know it. Ch. ix. 30.
XIV. That he should be a sufferer. Isa. lii. 14. His visage was more inarred than any man.
liii. 3. A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
The infirmities were,
Matt. viii. 20. He had not where to lay his head.
XV. That he should be despised of men. Isa. xlix. 7. Thus saith the Lord to him whom man despiseth, whom the nation abhorreth.
liii. 2. He hath no form nor comeliness, nor beauty that we should desire him.
Isa. liii. 3. He was despised and rejected of men, and we esteemed him not.
Ps. xxii. 6. I am despised of the people. cxviii. 22.–Fulfilled : John i. 11. He came to his own, and his own received him not. Luke xix. 14. They say, we will not have this man to reign over us.
Matt. xxvii. 23. The people said, let him be crucified. Ver. 25. His blood be upon us, and our children. Ver. 25.
Luke xxiii. 18. They cried out all at once, saying, away with this man.
John xviii. 40. Release unto us, not this man, but Barabbas.
Matt. X. 22. Ye shall be hated for my name's sake. Ch. xxiv. 9.. Mark xiii. 13. Luke xxi. 17.
XVII. That he should be reproached. Ps. xxii. 6. I am a reproach of men.
XVIII. The reproaches cast upon him were, Matt. xiii. 55. Is not this the carpenter's son.
Ver. 57. And they were offended in him.
Luke vii. 39. If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him, for she is a sinner.
John ix. 24. This man is a sinner.
Matt. xi. 19. He is a man gluttonous, and a wine-bibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. Luke vii. 34. . xxvii. 63. A deceiver. John vii. 12. He deceiveth the people.
John ix. 16. This man is not of God.
Matt. xii. 24. This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelze. bub the prince of devils. Ch. ix. 20. ,
Luke xvi. 14. They derided him. Ch. xxiii. 35.
Heb. xii. 3. He endured such contradiction of sinners against himself.
XIX. That he should be persecuted. Isa. liii. 4. We did esteem him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted.
Ps. Ixix. 26. They persecute him whom thou hast smitten, they speak to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded. Ps. vii. 1.
John v. 16. The Jews did persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
Ver. 18. They sought the more to kill him, because he said that God was his Father.
xv. 20. If they have persecuted me, they will persecute you also.
XX. That Jews and Gentiles should join against him. Ps. ii. 1. Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing. Kings of the earth do set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord, and against his anointed.Fulfilled :
Matt. xii. 14. The Pharisees held a counsel together, how they might destroy him. Mark iii. 16. John xi. 53.
Luke xxiii. 12. Pilate and Herod were made friends together.
Acts iv, 27. Against thy holy child Jesus whom thou hast anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and people of Israel were gathered together, for to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.
XXI. Should be sold for money. Zech. xi. 12. They weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver, a goodly price that I was prised at of them. Amos ii. 6.-Fulfilled :
Matt. xxvi. 15. They covenanted with Judas for thirty pieces of silver, and from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
XXII. The use they apply the money to, foretold. Zech. xi. 13. I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord.
Matt. xxvii. 7. They bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
Ver. 8. Wherefore that field is called the field of blood unto this day. Acts i. 16, 19.
XXIII. Prophecies concerning the person who should betray Christ. John vi. 64. Jesus knew from the beginning who should betray him.
Ver. 70. He said, have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil.
Ver. 71. He spake this of Judas, for he it was that should betray him. Matt. xxvi. 21. One of you shall betray me.
Ver. 23. He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, shall betray me.
Luke xxii. 21. The hand of him that betrayeth me is on the table with me.
John xiii. 18. He that eateth bread with me hath lift up his heel against me.-Fulfilled :
Matt. xxvi. 14. Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,
Ver. 15. And said unto them, what will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you ? and they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
Ver. 16. And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him. Matt. xxvi. 47. Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude.
Ver. 48. He gave them a sign, saving, whomsoever I shall kiss, the same is he.
Matt. xxvi. 49. And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, hail, master, and kissed him.
Ps. cix. 7. When he shall be judged, let him be condemned.
Ver. 8. Let his days be few, and let another take his office. Acts i. 20.
XXIV. Thus expressed by Christ. Matt. xxvi. 34. Wo unto that man, by whom the Son of man is betrayed, it had been good for that man if he had not been born.-Fulfilled :.
Matt. xxvii. 4. Judas said, I have sinned in that I have betrayed innocent blood.
Ver. 5. And he went and hanged himself. Acts i. 25. That he might go to his own place. XXV. That Christ should be forsaken. Zech. xiii. 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.
The same thus expressed by Christ. Matt. xxvi. 31. All ye shall be offended because of me this night. Mark xiv. 27. John xvi. 32.-Fulfilled:
Ver. 56. They all forsook him and fled.
XXVI, Peter's denying him. Matt. xxvi. 34. Peter, thou shult deny me.
Ver. 70. Peter denied, &c.
XXVII. Beaten and spit on. Ps. xxii. 16. The assembly of the wicked have inclosed me.
Isa. l. 3. I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked oil the hair, I hid not my face from shame and spitting. FulGlied, Matt. xxvi. 67.
Mic. v. i. They shall smite the judge of Israel, with a rod upon the cheek.-Fulfilled, Matt. xxvii. 30.
XXVIII. Christ's orun account of this. Matt. xvi. 21. From that time forth, Jesus began to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
Matt. xx. 18. Behold we go up unto Jerusalein, (Luke xiii. 33. For it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem) and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him unto the Gentiles, to mock, &c. Mark x. 34. To spit upon and to scourge, and to crucify him, and the third day he shall rise again.
XXIX. What kind of death he should die. Ps. xxii. 16. They pierced my hands and feet.
Zech. xii. 10. They shall look on him whom they have pierced,
John iii. 15. As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so inust the son of man be lifted up.
Matt. xxvi. 2. After two days is the passover, and the son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
Ver. 45. The hour is come, that the son of man should be glorified.
XXX. Christ's silence. Isa. liii. 7. He was oppressed and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth, he was brought as a lamb to