The Cause of God and Truth
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Nothing was more peremptorily decreed and determined by God than tne crucifixion of Christ, and yet men never acted more freely, as well as more wickedly, than the Jews did in all the parts and circumstances of that tragical scene.
... to cleanse themselves ; which seems to be the particular design of them here ; since these Jews thought to have washed themselves from their immoralities by their ceremonial services, and whic^ are therefore rejected by God, ver.
These words are part of a parable, representing the state and condition of the people of the Jews. Now, parabolical divinity is not argumentative ; nor ought parables to be stretched beyond their scope and design ; the intent of this is ...
They are an exhortation to public wor- Gataker in Poli Synops. in loc. ship, signified by seeking the Lord and calling upon him ; the time for which, with the Jews, was on the seventh day of the week, and with us Christians, ...
23 ; such as captivity, in which the Jews then were, of which they were complaining, what was owing to their sins, and from which they were capable of being recovered. " This answer, it is said contradicts the express words * Ibid. p.