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in the earth: a woman shall compass a man. Jer. xxxi. 22.
They shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek. Micah v. 1.
The birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise, &c. Mary was found with child of the Holy Ghost, &c. She had brought forth her first-born Son, and he called his name Jesus.-Matt. i. 18. 20. 23. 25.
Thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a Son, and shalt call his name Jesus. Thatholy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.-Luke i. 31. 35.
He was tempted of the devil.Matt. iv. 1-9.
sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ, &c.— Acts ii. 29, 30.
Concerning his Son Jesus Christ, our Lord, who was made of the seed of David, according to the flesh.Rom. i. 3. 2 Tim. ii. 8. Rev. xxii. 16.
God, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh.-Rom. viii. 3. Of whom, as concerning the flesh, Christ came.-Rom. ix. 5.
Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ; that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, &c.-2 Cor. viii. 9.
Though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth.-2 Cor. xiii.4.
And Jesus said unto them, The God sent forth his Son, made of a foxes have holes, and the birds of the woman,madeunder the law. -Gal.iv.4. air have nests: but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.— Matt. viii. 20.
Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren James? &c. And they were offended in him.-Matt. xiii. 55—57. The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister.— Matt. xx. 28.
He rode upon an ass into the city of Jerusalem.-Matt. xxi. 2. 4. 7. She brought forth her first-born Son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn, &c. He went down with them, &c. and was subject unto them: But his mother kept, &c.-Luke ii. 6, 7. 51.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us. John i. 14.
Jesus therefore being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well. John iv. 6.
The bread that I will give, is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.-John vi. 51.
The high priest prophesied that Jesus should die, &c. and gather the dispersed sons of God into one.-John xi. 49, &c.
David, &c. knowing that God had
But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men; and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient, &c.—Phil. ii. 7, 8.
Hath he reconciled, in the body of his flesh, through death, &c.—Col. i. 21, 22.
Great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh.-1 Tim. iii. 16.
Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death, &c. He who sanctifieth, and they who are sanctified, are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, &c. As the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same, that through death, &c. Verily, he took not on him the nature of angels, but he took on him the seed of Abraham; wherefore, in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren.-Heb. ii. 220.127.116.11,17.
Who, in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers, &c. Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience, &c.-Heb. v. 7, 8.
Sacrifice, &c. thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me, &c. A new and living way, which he
hath consecrated (or made) for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh.-Heb. x. 5. 20. Ps. xl. 6, 7. Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is of God; and every spirit which confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is not of God.-1 John iv. 2, 3.
Many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh.-2 John 7.
SECT. III. He is made an High Priest, AND I will raise me up a faithful priest, who shall do according to that which is in mine heart, and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house, and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever.—1 Sam. ii. 35.
The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a Priest for ever, after the order of Melchisedec.-Ps. cx. 4. Heb. v. 5, 6.
Thus saith the Lord, David shall never want a man, &c. Neither shall the priests, the Levites, want a man before me, to offer, &c.—Jer. xxxiii. 17, 18.
The man whose name is the BRANCH, &c. he shall be a Priest upon his throne; and, &c.-Zech. vi. 12, 13. It behoved him in all things to be made like his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for sins: for in that he himself hath suffered, being tempted, he is able to succour them who are tempted. Heb. ii. 17, 18. Luke iv. 1-12.
Consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus, who was faithful to him that appointed him; as also Moses, &c.Heb. iii. 1, 2.
Seeing then that we have a great High Priest, who is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God; let us hold fast, &c. For we have not an High Priest, which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities: but was in all points tempted like as
we are, yet without sin.-Heb. iv. 14, 15. v. 2.
For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining unto God, that he may offer, &c. Who can have compassion on (or can reasonably bear with) the ignorant, and on them who are out of the way, &c. And no man taketh this honour to himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. So also Christ glorified not himself who said unto him, Thou art my Son, to be made an High Priest: but he &c. Thou a Priest, &c.-Heb.v. 1-6.
Hope, which we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth within the veil; whither the forerunner is for us entered; even Jesus, made an High Priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.-Heb. vi. 19, 20.
For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, &c. having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God, abideth a priest continually. After the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another Priest, who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life: for he testifieth, Thou art a Priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. Not without an oath, for those were made without an oath, but this with an oath, by him who said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a Priest, &c. And they truly were many priests because they were not suffered to continue, by reason of death; but this man because he continueth for ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood (or which passeth not from one to another), wherefore he is able to save them to the uttermost (or for evermore), who come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. For such an High Priest became us, who is holy, &c. who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer, &c. for this he did once, when he offered up himself.
For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son who is consecrated (or perfected) for evermore.-Heb. vii. 1. 3. 15-17. 20, 21, 23-28.
Now of the things which we have spoken, this is the sum: we have such an High Priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens. A minister of the sanctuary (or holy things) which the Lord pitched, and not man. For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices, wherefore it is of necessity that this man should have somewhat also to offer.-Heb. viii. 1-3.
But Christ being come an High Priest of good things to come by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, &c.-Heb. ix. 11.
SECT. IV. He offered himself as a Sacrifice to God, suffered for the Sins of Mankind, and so made Peace through the shedding of his own Blood, by which he entered into the Holiest for us.
I a worm, and no man, a reproach of men, and despised of the people. All they that see me, laugh me to scorn, &c. and shake the head, saying, He trusted on the Lord, that he would deliver him: let him deliver him seeing he delighted in him, &c. The assembly of the wicked have inclosed me; they pierced my hands and my feet,&c. they part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. Ps. xxii.'6-8, 16. 18. Matt. xxvii.
39-43. Ps. cix. 25.
False witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. -Ps. xxvii. 12. Matt. xxvi. 60, 61.
For thy sake I have borne reproach, shame hath covered my face: I am become a stranger unto my brethren, an alien unto my mother's children: for the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproach thee, are fallen upon me, &c. Reproach hath broken my
heart, and I am full of heaviness, &c. They gave me also gall for my meat, and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.-Ps. Ixix. 7-9. 20, 21. Matt. xxviii. 34.
Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the Son of man, &c.-Ps. lxxx. 17.
I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.-Isa. I. 6. Matt. xxvi. 67, 68. Job xvi. 10.
Heis despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief, &c. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him striken, smitten of God, and afflicted: he was wounded for our transgressions; he was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes (or bruises) we are healed, &c. We have turned every one to his own way, and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all (or he hath made the iniquity of us all to meet upon him). He was oppressed, he was afflicted, &c. he was taken from prison, and from judgment, &c. he was cut off out of the land of the living, for the transgression of my people was he stricken (or was a stroke upon him). He made his grave with the wicked, &c. It pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering (or when his soul shall make an offering) for sin, &c. He shall bear their iniquities, &c. 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.-Isa. liii. 3-12. Ps.cxvi. 3. Luke xxii. 37. Matt. xxvii. 38.
Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? &c. Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel? &c. I have trodden the wine press alone, and of the people there was none with me.—Isa. Ixiii. 1—3. Gen. xlix. 11.
Shall Messiah be cut off, but not The soldiers mocked him, they spit for himself, &c. and he shall confirm upon him, and smote him on the head, the covenant with many, &c. He &c. They gave him vinegar to drink, shall cause the sacrifice and oblation mingled with gall, &c. they crucified to cease. Dan. ix. 26, 27. him between two thieves, &c. they By the blood of thy covenant (or parted his garments, &c. He cried whose covenant is by blood) I have with a loud voice, saying, My God! sent forth thy prisoners.-Zech.ix.11. my God! why hast thou forsaken me? What are these wounds in thine &c. Jesus, when he had cried again hands? then he shall answer, Those with a loud voice, yielded up the with which I was wounded in the ghost.-Matt. xxvii. 27-30 34, 35. house of my friends. Awake, Osword, 46.50. John xix. 23, &c. Ps. lxix. 21. against my shepherd, and against the The Son of man came to give his man that is my fellow, saith the Lord life a ransom for many.-Mark x. 45. of hosts: smite the shepherd, &c.Zech. xiii. 6, 7. Matt. xxvi. 31. 47-49.
From that time forth began Jesus to shew, &c. how that he must suffer many things of the elders, &c, and be killed, &c. When Peter had said, Be it far from thee, Lord; he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan, &c. thou savourest not the things that be of God, &c.-Matt. xvi. 21-23. Luke xvii. 25.
Likewise also shall the Son of man suffer of them, &c. the Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men, and they shall kill him.-Matt. xviii. 12. 22, 23. Acts iii. 13. 15.
The Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests, &c. and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him. Matt. xx. 17-19. Luke xviii. 3133. Acts x. 39.
The chief priests, &c. assembled and consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty and kill him. Jesus, &c. began to be sorrowful and very heavy: then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful even unto death, &c. Put up thy sword; thinkest thou that I cannotnow pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the scripture be fulfilled, that thus it must be? They spit in his face, and buffeted him.Matt. xxvi. 3, 4. 37, 38. 52-54. 67, John xii. 27. Mark xiv. 33, 34.
I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!-Luke xii. 50.
And being in an agony, he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood, falling down to the ground.-Luke xxii. 44.
Ought not Christ to have suffered these things? Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer.Luke xxiv, 26. 46.
My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.-John vi. 51.
I lay down my life for the sheep, &c. I lay down my life, that I may take it again, &c. no man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself, &c.-John x. 15. 17, 18.
It is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, &c. He prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation; and not for that nation only, but, &c.-John xi. 50-52.
Greater love hath no man than this, That a man lay down his life for his friends.-John xv. 13.
The cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink?-John xviii. 11.
Those things which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.-Acts iii. 18. x. 38, 39. xiii. 29. Gal. iii. 13.
The church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.-Acts
Jesus Christ whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation for sin,
through faith in his blood.-Rom. iii. 24, 25.
Jesus, who was delivered for our offences.-Rom. iv. 24, 25.
Christ died for the ungodly, &c. While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us, &c. We were reconciled to God by the death of his Son.Rom. v. 6. 8. 10. 1 Thess. v. 10.
God, sending his Son, &c. and for sin (or by a sacrifice for sins) condemned sin in the flesh, &c. Who is he that condemneth! It is Christ that died.-Rom. viii. 3. 34.
We preach Christ crucified: unto the Jews a stumbling block, &c.-1 Cor. i. 23. ii. 2.
Christ, our Passover, is sacrificed for us.-1 Cor. v. 7.
Ye are bought with a price.-1 Cor. vi. 20.
Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures.-1 Cor. xv. 3.
He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin.-2 Cor. v. 21. Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins, &c.-Gal. i. 3, 4.
The Son of God, &c. who gave himself for me.-Gal. ii. 20.
Christ hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God, for a sweet smelling savour, &c. Christ loved the church, and gave himself for it.-Eph. v. 2. 25. He became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.-Phil. ii. 8. Heb. xii. 2, 3.
We have redemption through his blood, &c. having made peace through the blood of his cross, &c. hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death. Col. i. 14.20-22.
The man Jesus Christ, who gave himself a ransom for all, &c.-1 Tim. ii. 5, 6.
His Son, who, &c. when he had by himself purged our sins, &c.-Heb. i. 2, 3.
through sufferings, &c. that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death; that is, the devil. -Heb. ii. 9, 10. 14.
Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.-Heb. v. 8.
Who needed not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, &c. for this he did once, when he offered up himself.-Heb. vii. 27. x. 26.
Christ, being come, &c. by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, &c. How much more shall the blood of Christ, who, through the eternal Spirit, offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience? &c. that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions, &c. Where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. Neither the first testament was dedicated without blood. And without shedding of blood, is no remission. he should offer himself often, &c. But now once in the end of the world, hath he appeared, to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. Christ was once offered, to bear the sins of many, &c.-Heb. ix. 11, 12. 14—16. 18.22. 25, 26.28. Lev. xvi. 14, &c.
Nor yet that
We are sanctified through the offering of the body of Christ once for all, &c. This man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins, for ever sat down, &c. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them who are sanctified, &c. To the blood of sprinkling, which speaketh better things than that of Abel.-Heb. x. 10. 12. 14. xii. 24.
Jesus, also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.-Heb. xiii. 13.
The Spirit of Christ, &c. when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ. Ye were not redeemed with Jesus made, &c. for the suffering of silver and gold from your vain condeath, &c. that he, by the grace of versation received by, &c. but with God, should taste death for every the precious blood of Christ.-1 Pet. man: for it became him, &c. to make i. 11. 18, 19. the captain of their salvation perfect
Christ also suffered for us, leaving