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selves about with sparks : walk in the light of your fire, and A.C. 710 in the sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of to 1.99. mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.

v John ix. 19.

ISAIAH LI.

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1 An exhortation, after the pattern of Abraham, to trust in Christ, 3 by reason
of his comfortable promises, 4 of his righteous salvation, 7 and man's mortality.
9 Christ by his sanctified arm defendeth his from the fear of man. 17 He be-
waileth the afflictions of Jerusalem, 21 and promiseth deliverance.

1 Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye
that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn,
and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.

2 Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you : for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.

3 For the LORD shall comfort Zion : he will comfort all
her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like
Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and
gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice
of melody

4 Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me,
O my nation : for a law shall proceed from me, and I will
make

my judgment to rest for a light of the people.
5 My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth,
and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait
upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust.
6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look

upon

the earth beneath : for * the heavens shall vanish away like x Ps. cii. 28. smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner:

but

my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

79 Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the
people in whose heart is my law; a fear ye not the reproach . Ps. xxxvii.
of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.

8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and
the worm shall eat them like wool : but my righteousness
shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to gene-

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9. Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon ? Apa Ixxiv. 13,

10 Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters xxix. 3. of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over?

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11 Therefore c the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be

upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.

12 I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, d Ps. cxviii. 6. that thou shouldest be afraid d of a man that shall die, and

of the son of man which shall be made e as grass;

13 And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth;

and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of himself ready. the oppressor, as if he * were ready to destroy? and where

is the fury of the oppressor ?

14 The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.

15 But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the sea,

whose waves roared : The Lord of hosts is his name. 8 ch. xlix. 2

16 nd I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.

17 Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out.

18 There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she hath brought forth ; neither is there any that taketh her

by the hand of all the sons that she hath brought up. + Heb. hap

19 i These two things + are come unto thee; who shall be penced break. sorry for thee? desolation, and destruction, and the famine,

and the sword: by whom shall I comfort thee?

20 Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net : they are full of the fury of the LORD, the rebuke of thy God.

21 g Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but not with wine :

22 Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again :

23 But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over : and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went over.

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1 Christ persuadeth the church to believe his free redemption, 7 to receive the mi-
nisters thereof, 9 to joy in the power thereof, 11 and to free themselves from
bondage.
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thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city : for
henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircum- k ch. li. 9, 17,
cised and the unclean.

2 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem : loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

3 For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.

4 For thus saith the Lord God, My people went down
aforetime into ' Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian 1 Gen. xlvi. 6.
oppressed them without cause.

5 Now therefore, what have I here, saith the Lord, that
my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over
them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name
continually every day is m blasphemed.

xxxvi, 20, 23.1
6 Therefore my people shall know my name : therefore Rom. ii. 2.
they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak :
behold, it is 1.

? " How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of n Nah. i. 15.
him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that
bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation;
that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth !

8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice
together shall they sing : for they shall see eye to eye, when
the Lord shall bring again Zion.

9 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places
of Jerusalem : for the LORD hath comforted his people, he
hath redeemed Jerusalem.
10 • The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes • Ps

. xcviii. of all the nations; and P all the ends of the earth shall see Luke iii. 6. the salvation of our God.

11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch 92 Cor. vi. 17. no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD.

12 For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight : for the Lord will go before you; and the God of Israel

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Or, prosper. rch. liii. 3.

The Humiliation, Sufferings, and Exaltation of Christ

predicted.
ISAIAH LII. Ver. 13, TO THE END.
13 | Behold, my servant shall * deal prudently, he shall
be exalted and extolled, and be very high.

14 As many were astonished at thee; his "visage was so
marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons
of men :

15 So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall s Rom. xv. 21. shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been

told them shall they see ; and that which they had not
heard shall they consider.

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ISAIAH LIIT.

t John xii. 38. Rom. x. 16.

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uch. lii. 14.

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1 The prophet, complaining of incredulity, excuseth the scandal of the cross, 4 by

the benefit of his passion, 10 and the good success thereof.

1 Who 'hath believed our + #report? and to whom is the Or, doctrine. arm of the Lord revealed ?

2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and ing.

as a root out of a dry ground : he hath no form nor comeMark ix. 12 liness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that

we should desire him.

3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, $ Or, he hid as and acquainted with grief: and $ || we hid as it were our il were his face faces from himn; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 g Surely * he hath borne our griefs, and carried our hiding of faces from him, or, soi rows : yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, * Matt. viii. and afflicted. * Os, tor

5 But he was * ' wounded for our transgressions, he was man luen. iv, 23. bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was 2 Pet ... upon him; and with his 2 + stripes we are healed.

6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned 1 Heb, hath every one to his own way; and the Lord I hath laid on quities of us all him the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet a he opened Maxim not his mouth : he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter

, 12. Mark xiv. and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth b Acts viii. 32. not his mouth.

8 $ He was taken from prison and from judgment: and distress and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of

the land of the living : for the transgression of my people || Heb. was the || was he stricken.

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9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the A.C. 710 rich in his * death ; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

10 q Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath î John ii. 5. put him to grief : + when thou shalt make his soul an offer- 10r, when his ing for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death : and he was bered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

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SECTION XXV.

Prophecy of the Enlargement and Triumph of the Church,

ISAIAH LIV.

1 The prophet, for the comfort of the Gentiles, prophesieth the amplitude of their church, 4 their safety, 6 their certain deliverance out of affliction, 11 their fair edification, 15 and their sure preservation.

1 Sing, 'O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth r Gal. iv, 27. into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child : for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.

2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations : spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;

3 For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.

4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame : for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.

5 For thy Maker is thine husband ; the LORD of hosts 8 Luke 1. 32. is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

6 For the Lord hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.

7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.

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