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LUKE 1. 8–13.
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LORD, 2 Chron. xxxi. 2. And they staves to bear it withal. And thou set the priests in their divisions, and shalt make the staves of shittim-wood, the Levites in their courses, for the and overlay them with gold. And service of God, which is at Jerusalem; thou shalt put it before the vail that as it is written in the book of Moses, is by the ark of the testimony, before Ezra vi. 18.
mercy-seat that is over the testiVER. 9.
mony, where I will meet with thee. Κατά το έτος της ιερατείας, έλαχε του And' Aaron shall bum thereon sweet θυμιάσαι, εισελθών εις τον ναόν του Κυρίου. incense every morning, when he dress
a According to the custom of the Priest's eth the lamps, he shall burn incense office, his lot was to burn incense when upon it. And when Aaron lighteth he went into the temple of the Lord. the lamps at even, he shall burn ina And Aaron shall burn thereon before the Lord throughout your ge
cense upon it; a perpetual incense sweet incense every morning: when nerations, Exodus xxx. 1–8. And he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn another angel came and stood at the incense upon it. And when Aaron altar, having a golden censer; and lighteth the lamps at even, he shall there was given unto him much inburn incense upon
a perpetual in
cense, that he should offer it with the cense before the Lord throughout prayers of all saints upon the golden your generations, Exod. xxx. 7, 8. altar which was before the throne. And did I choose him out of all the Rev. vii. 3. tribes of Israel, to be my priest, and
VER. 12. to offer upon mine altar, to burn in. cense, to wear an ephod before me, Και έταράχθη Ζαχαρίας ιδών, και φόβος 1 Sam. ii. 28.
επέπεσεν επ' αυτόν
And when Zacharias saw him, he was
troubled, and fear fell upon him. χόμενον έξω τη ώρα του θυμιάματος.
Είπε δε προς αυτόν ο άγγελος: Μη φοβού, were praying without at the time of in- Ζαχαρία» διότι είσηκούσθη η δέησίς σου cense.
και η γυνή σου Ελισάβετ γεννήσει υιόν σου, VER. 11.
και καλέσεις το όνομα αυτού Ιωάννην. "Ωφθη δε αυτώ άγγελος Κυρίου, έστως εκ δεξιών του θυσιαστηρίου του θυμιά- not, Zacharias:
But the angel said unto him, Fear
& for thy prayer is ματος.
heard ; and thy wife Elisabeth shall
band thou shalt call his
a And Isaac intreated the LORD for
6 And thou shalt make an altar to the LORD was intreated of him, and burn incense upon; of shittim-wood Rebekah his wife conceived, Gen. xxv. shalt thou make it. A cubit shall be 21. Wherefore it came to pass, when the length thereof, and a cubit the the time was come about after Hanbreadth thereof; foursquare shall it nah had conceived, that she bare a be: and two cubits shall be the height son, and called his name Samuel, saythereof: the horns thereof shall be of ing, Because I have asked him of the the same. And thou shalt overlay it Lord. And the man Elkanah, and all with pure gold, the top thereof, and his house, went up to offer unto the the sides thereof round about, and LORD the yearly sacrifice, and his vow. the horns thereof; and thou shalt But Hannah went not up; for she said make unto it a crown of gold round unto her husband, I will not go up unabout. And two golden rings shalt til the child be weaned, and then I thou make to it under the crown of it, will bring him, that he may appear by the two corners thereof; upon the before the Lord, and there abide for two sides of it shalt thou make it ; ever. And Elkanah her husband said and they shall be for places for the unto her, Do what seemeth thee good;
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LUKE 1. 13-16
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tarry until thou have weaned him; 1 joy of him. Thy father and thy mother only the LORD establish his word. So shall be glad, and she that bare thee the woman abode, and gave her son shall rejoice, Prov. xxiii. 24, 25. suck until she weaned him. And when
VER. 15. she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three bullocks, and one sai Ivev xal oirepa ou ren min, rai livet
"τσται γαρ μέγας ενώπιον του Κυρίου: ephah of four, and a bottle of wine, and brought him unto the house of the | ματος αγίου πλησθήσεται ότι εκ κοιλίας LORD in Shiloh : and the child was
μητρος αυτού. young. And they slew a bullock, and
a For he shall be great in the sight of brought the child to Eli. And she said, the Lord, band shall drink neither wine Oh, my lord ! as thy soul liveth, my with the Holy Ghost,
nor strong drink; Cand he shall be filled lord, I am the woman that stood by thee
even from his here, praying unto the LORD. For
mother's womb. this child I prayed; and the LORD
a See on Matt. xi. ver. 9. and 11. hath given me my petition which I clause 1. asked of him: Therefore also I bave b For John the Baptist came neither lent him to the LORD; as long as he eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye liveth he shall be lent to the Lord. say, He hath a deyil, Luke vii. 33. and And he worshipped the Lord there, Matt. xi. 18. Speak unto the children of 1 Sam. i. 20—28. And he said, About Israel, and say unto them, When either this season, according to the time of man or woman shall separate themlife, thou shalt embrace a son. And selves to vow a vow of a Nazarite, to she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of separate themselves unto the LORD: God, do not lie unto thine hand. He shall separate himself from wine maid. And the woman conceived, and strong drink, and shall drink no and bare a son at that season that vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong Elisha had said unto her, according to drink, neither shall he drink any lithe time of life, 2 Kings iv. 16, 17.
quor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, b And it came to pass, that on the
or dried. All the days of his separaeight day they came to circumcise the tion shall he eat nothing that is made child; and they called him Zacharias, of the vine tree, from the kernels even after the name of his father. And his to the husk, Numb. vi. 2-4. mother answered and said, Not so; c And they were all filled with the but he shall be called John. And they Holy Ghost, and began to speak with said unto her, There is none of thy other tongues, as the Spirit gave them kindred that is called by this name.
utterance, Acts ii. 4. For he was a And they made signs to his father, how good man, and full of the Holy Ghost he would have him called. And he and of faith: and much people were asked for a writing-table, and wrote, added unto the Lord, xi. 24. And be saying, His name is John. And they not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; marvelled all. And his mouth was but be filled with the Spirit, Eph, v. 18. opened immediately, and his tongue
d Before thou camest forth out of the loosed, and he spake, and praised God, womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained 59_64.
thee a prophet unto the nations, Jer. VER. 14.
VER. 16. Και έσται χαρά σου και αγαλλίασις, και πολλοί επί τη γεννήσει αυτού χαρή- Και πολλούς των υιών Ισραήλ εαι.
στρέψει επί Κύριον τον Θεόν αυτών. a And thou shalt have joy and glad- a And many of the children of Israel ness ; and many shall rejoice at his shall he turn to the Lord their God. birth.
a And thou, child, shalt be called a And her neighbours and her cou- The prophet of the highest : For thou sins heard bow the Lord had shewed shalt go before the face of the Lord to great mercy upon her;
and they rejoic- prepare his ways, ver. 76. In those days ed with her, ver. 58. The father of the came John the Baptist, preaching in righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he the wilderness of Judæa, And saying, that begelteth a wise child shall have | Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven
A, M. 3998. is at hand. For this is he that was ing onto him, and saith, Behold the spoken of by the prophet Esaias, say- Lamb of God, which taketh away the ing, The voice of one crying in the sin of the world ! This is he of whom wilderness, Prepare ye the way of I said, After me cometh a man which the Lord, make his paths straight. is preferred before me : for he was beAnd the same John had his raiment fore me, 22-30. of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle See on Matt. iii. ver. S. about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey. Then went out
e Tben said he to the multitude that to him Jerusalem, and all Judæa, and
came forth to be baptized of him, O all the region round about Jordan. generation of vipers! who hath warnAnd were baptized of him in Jordan, ed you to flee from the wrath to come? confessing their sins, Matt. iii. 1–6. Bring forth, therefore, fruits worthy of For John came unto you in the way of repentance; and begin not to say withrighteousness, and ye believed him in yourselves, We have Abraham to not: but the Pablicans and the har
our father: for I say unto you, That tots believed him: and ye, when ye children unto Abraham. And now also
God is able of these stones to raise up had seen it, repented not afterward, the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: that ye might believe him, xxi. 32.
every tree, therefore, which bringeth VER. 17.
not forth good fruit, is hewn down, and Kai aitis #poedercetat Svømlov avtoŰ év cast into the fire. And the people askπνεύματι και δυνάμει 'Ηλίου, επιστρέψει | ed him, saying, What shall we do then? καρδίας πατέρων επί τέκνα, και απειθείς | He answered and saith unto them, He εν φρονήσει δικαίων, ετοιμάσαι Κυρίω λαόν | that hath two coats, let him impart to κατεσκευασμένον.
him that hath none; and he that hath
meat, let him do likewise. Then came a And he shall go before him b in the also Publicans to be baptized, and spirit and power of Elias, Cto turn said unto him, Master, what shall we the hearts of the fathers to the children, do? And he said unto them, Exact d and the disobedient * to the wisdom of no more than that which is appointed the just;
e to make ready u people pre- you. And the soldiers likewise depared for the Lord.
manded of him, saying, And what shall * Or, by.
we do? And he said unto them, Do a John bare witness of him, and cried, violence to no man, neither accuse any saying, This was he of whom I spake, falsely; and be content with your He that cometh after me is preferred wages, iii. 7–14. Behold, I will send before me: for he was before' me, you Elijah the prophet before the John i: 15. Then said they unto him, coming of the great and dreadful day Who art thou ? that we may give an
of the LORD: And he shall turn the answer to them that sent us. What heart of the fathers to the children, sayest thou of thyself? He said, I am and the heart of the children to their the voice of one crying in the wilder- fathers, lest I come and smite the earth ness, Make straigħt the way of the with a curse, Mal. iv. 5, 6. Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. And d They also that erred in spirit shall they which were sent, were of the come to understanding, and they that Pharisees. And they asked him, and murmured shall learn doctrine, Isa. said unto him, Why baptizest thou xxix. 24. He answered and said, I will then, if thou be not that Christ, nor not: but afterward be repented, and Elias, neither that prophet? John went, Matt. xxi. 29. Know ye not that answered them, saying, I baptize the unrighteous shall not inherit the with water : but there standeth one kingdom of God? Be not deceived : among you, whom ye know not; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor He it is, who coming after me, is pre- adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers ferred before me, whose shoe's latchet of themselves with mankind, Nor I am not worthy to unloose. These thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, things were done in Bethabara, beyond nor tevilers, nor extortioners, shall inJordan, where John was baptizing. herit the kingdom of God. And such The next day John seeth Jesus com- were some of you : but ye are washed,
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A. M. 3998. but ye are justified in the name of the beloved: therefore understand the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our matter, and consider the vision, ix. God, 1 Cor. vi. 9-11.
21--23. e And Samuel spake unto all the
VER. 20. house of Israel, saying, If ye do return Και ιδού, έση σιωπών, και μη δυνάμενος unto the LORD with all your hearts, | λαλήσαι, έχει ής ημέρας γένηται ταύτα then put away the strange gods and | ανθ' ών ουκ έαίστευσας τους λόγοις μου, Ashtaroth from among you, and pre- | οίτινες πληρωθήσονται εις τον καιρών αυτών. pare your hearts unto the Lord, and
And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and serve him only, 1 Sam. vii. 3. And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the
people, not able to speak, until the day that these that God had prepared the people: believest not my words, which shall be
things shall be performed, because thou for the thing was done suddenly, 2 Chron. xxix. 36. The preparations of fulfilled in their season. the heart in man, and the answer of
VER. 21. the tongue, is from the LORD, Prov.
Και ήν ο λαός προσδοκών τον Ζαχαρίας: xvi. 1. And thathe might make known | και εθαύμαζω εν τω χρονίζειν αυτόν εν τω the riches of bis glory on the vessels vam. of mercy, which he had afore pre- a And the people waited for Zacharias, pared unto glory, Rom. ix. 23.
and marvelled that he tarried so long in VER. 18.
the temple. Και είπε Ζαχαρίας προς τον άγγελον" a And the whole multitude of the peoΚατά τη γνώσομαι τούτο; εγώ γάς είμι | ple were praying without at the time ageo Búrns, mais quin pov apoßißrxuña y of incense, ver. 10. ταϊς ημέραις αυτής.
VER. 22. And Zacharias said unto the angel,
'Εξελθών δε ουκ ήδύνατο λαλήσαι αυτούς Whereby shall I know this? for I am an
και επέγνωσαν ότι όστασίαν εώρακεν εν το and my wife well stricken in | ναώ» και αυτός ήν διανεύων αυτούς, και διέyears.
μενε κωφός. VER. 19.
And when he came out, he could not Kai & Torpidelç o ayyeros, sitey aytm speak unto them: and they perceived Εγώ είμι Γαβριήλ ο παρεστηκώς ενώπιον | that he had seen a vision in the temple: TO OSCŨ: xai a mestáĂM daxñoai ngós for he beckoned unto them, and remainσε, και ευαγγελίσασθαί σοι ταύτα.
ed speechless. And the angel answering said unto
VER. 23. him, a I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and an sent to speak | της λειτουργίας αυτού, απήλθεν εις τον
Και εγένετο ως επλήσθησαν αι ημέραι into thee, and to shew thee these glad olxov aütoü. tidings.
And it came to pass, that, as soon as * And in the sixth month the angel the days of his ministration were accomGabriel was sent from God unto a city plished, he departed to his own house.. of Galilee, named Nazareth, ver. 26. And I heard a man's voice between the
· VER. 24. banks of Ulai, which called, and said,
Μετά δε ταύτας τας ημέρας συνέλαβεν Gabriel, make this man to understand | 'Ελισάβετ ή γυνή αυτού και περίεκρυβεν the vision, Dan. viii. 16. Yea, wbiles lavrhy univas mérte, aéyovoco I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision
And after those days his wife Elisabeth at the beginning, being caused to fly conceived, and hid herself five months, swiftly, touched me about the time of
VER. 25. the evening oblation. And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, “Οτι ούτω μοι πεποίηκεν ο Κύριος εν Ο Daniel, I am now come forth to ημέραις αις εσείδεν αφελεϊν το όνειδός μου give thee skill and understanding. At év år@gásaois. the beginning of thy supplications the Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in commandment came forth, and I am the days wherein he looked on me,a to take come to shew thee; for thou art greatly I away my reproach among men.
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LUKE I. 25-33.
2 And she conceived, and bare a son; a And, behold, thou shalt conceive in and said, God hath taken away my thy womb, and bring forth a son, and reproach, Gen. XXX. 23. And her ad- shalt call his name JESUS. versary also provoked her sore, for to a See on Matt, i. ver. 21. make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb, 1 Sam. i. 6.
Ούτος έσται μέγας, και υιός υψίστου 'Εν δε τω μηνί τω έκτο απεστάλη ο κληθήσεται και δώσει αυτώ κύριος ο Θεός άγγελος Γαβριήλ υπό του Θεού εις πόλιν τον θρόνον Δαβίδ του πατρός αυτού. της Γαλιλαίας, και όνομα Ναζαρέτ,
a He shall be great, and shall bbe callAnd in the sitth month the angel Ga- God a shall give unto him the throne of
ed the cSonof the Highest : and the Lord briel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
his father David :
a For he shall be great in the sight VER. 27.
of the Lord, and shall drink neither Προς παρθένον μεμνηστευμένην ανδρί & wine nor strong drink; and he shall όνομα Ιωσήφ, εξ οίκου Δαβίδ και το όνομα | be filled with the Holy Ghost, even της παρθένου, Μαριάμ.
from his mother's womb, ver. 15. John
answered, saying unto them all, I ina To a virgin espoused to a man whose deed baptize you with water ; but one name was Joseph, of the house of David; mightier than I cometh, the latchet of and the virgin's name was Mary. whose shoes I am not worthy to un
[Now the birth of Jesus Christ was loose : he shall baptize you with the on this wise : when as his mother Mary Holy Ghost and with fire, iii. 16. I was espoused to Joseph, before they indeed baptize you with water unto came together, she was found with repentance: but he that cometh after child of the Holy Ghost, Matt. i. 18.] me is mightier than I, whose shoes I a See on Matt. i. ver. 18. clause 1. am not worthy to bear : he shall bap
tize you with the Holy Ghost, and with VER. 28.
fire, Matt. iii. 11. The queen of the Και εισελθών ο άγγελος προς αυτήν, | south shall rise up in the judgment Elme Xaīgs, xexapitapémKúpios metà with this generation, and shall conσου ευλογημένη συ έν γυναιξίν.
demn it: for she came from the utterAnd the angel came in unto her, and most parts of the earth to hear the said, Hail, thou that art highly favour- wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a ed, the Lord is with thee: blessed art greater than Solomon is bere, xii. 42. thou among women.
And Jesus came and spake unto them, • Or, graciously accepted, or, much heaven and in earth, xxviii. 18. Where.
saying, All power is given unto me in graced. See ver. 30.
fore God also hath highly exalted him, VER. 29.
and given him a name which is above 'H dé idovoa dietagáxon los trabzon sus every knee should bow, of things
every name : That at the name of Jeautoữ• xał 8.Eogížeto TOTAFÒS sin • in heaven, and things in rth, and άσπασμός ούτος.
things under the earth; And that every And when she saw him, she was troutongue should confess that Jesus Christ bled at his saying, and cast in her mind is Lord, to the glory of God the Father, what manner of salutation this should be. Phil. ii. 9, 11. VER. 30.
b See on Matt. v. ver. 9. clause 2
cSee on Matt. xiv. ver. 33. clause Kai sito äggenos airñ. Mà poßoü, 2. and vii. ver. 21. clause 4. Μαριάμ εύρες γάρ χάριν σαρά τω Θεώ.
d See on Matt. i. ver. 1. clause 2. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with
VER. 33. God.
Και βασιλεύσει επί τον οίκον Ιακώβ εις VER. 31.
τους αιώνας, και της βασιλείας αυτού ουκ Και ιδού, συλλήψη εν γαστρί, και τέξη έσται τέλος. υιόν, και καλέσεις το όνομα αυτού ΙΗΣΟΥΝ. a And he shall reign over the house of