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I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the wine-fat? 3. I have trodden the wine-press alone; and of the people there was none with me. 4. For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. 5. And I looked, and there was none to help: and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury it upheld me. See also ch. lix. 16, 17.

Isaiah 1. 6. 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.

Isaiah xxxv. 3. Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. 4. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompense; he will come and save you. 5. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped: 6. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing.


§. I.

47th Q.-Were the prophecies, as to the manner in which Christ should assume human nature, and suffer therein, fulfilled in every particular?

A. They were Christ was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary, in the days of Augustus Cæsar, the first Emperor of Rome; lived a life of poverty, and was put to the ignominious death of the cross, at the instigation of the Jews, by Pontius Pilate, the Governor of Judea in the time of Tiberius Cæsar, the successor of Augustus; but on the third day he rose from the dead.

Matt. i. 20. Behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her, is of the Holy Spirit. 21. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. 22. (Now all this was done that it might be fulfilled

which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet*, saying, 23. Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted, is, God with us).

Matt. xxvi. 67. Then did they spit in his [Jesus] face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands.

Matt. xxvii. 30. And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him. 34. They gave him vinegar to drink, mingled with gall: and when he tasted thereof, he would not drink. 41. The chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, 43. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now if he will have him; for he said, I am the Son of God.

Mark i. 1. The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God; 2. As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.


Mark. xiv. 27. And Jesus saith unto them, All yc shall be offended because of me this night for it is written, I will smite the Shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.


Mark xv. 3. And the chief priests accused him of many things; but he answered nothing. 4. And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? be hold how many things they witness against thee. But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled. 27. And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left. 28. And the Scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.

Luke ii. 25. And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout. 26. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. 27. And he came by the -spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in

*Newcome translates this phrase wherever it occurs so that it was fulfilled which the Lord spake by the prophet.

the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law. 28. Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, 29. Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: 30. For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, 31. Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; 32. A light to lighten the gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

Luke iv. 17. And there was delivered unto him [Jesus] the book of the prophet Esaias: and when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, 18. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised; 19. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. 20. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21. And he began to say unto them, This day is this Scripture fulfilled in your ears. 22. And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth.

Luke vii. 19. And John, calling unto him two of his disciples, sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another? 21. And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits: and unto many that were blind he gave sight. 22. Then Jesus answering, said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached. 23. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. John xii. 37. But though he [Jesus] had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: 38. That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed

our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?

John xix. 23. Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top through. out: 24. They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the Scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots.

Acts i. 1. The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach. 2. Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he, through the Holy Spirit, had given commandments unto the Apostles whom he had chosen: 3. To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion, by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.

Acts xiii. 32. And we [Paul and Barnabas] declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, 33. God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. 35. Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

Acts xiii. 46. Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you [the Jows]; but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles: 47. For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light to the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the carth. 48. And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord.

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