Obrazy na stronie
PDF
ePub

the cheekb. -They gave me gall to eat; and when I was thirsty, they gave me vinegar to drink, — They pierced my hands and my feet. They parted my garments among them, and cat lots on my vestured. -- And one shall fay, What are these wounds in thy bands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. - My God, my God, look upon me; why haft thou forsaken me? --All they that go by laugh me to scorn: they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying, He trusted in God to deliver him; let him deliver him, if he will have him.- I will shew wonders in the heavens, and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The fun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come. And it shall come to pafs, that whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be faved 6.

Seventy weeks are determined upon thy · people, and upon thy holy city, to finish the

transgresion, and to make an end of fins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the

[merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][ocr errors]

vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem, unto the Meffiah the Prince, Ihall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks : the streets Thall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. And after threescore and two weeks Thall Meffah be củt off, but not for himselfh. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our forrows : yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgresions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way, and the Lord hath laid on him the ini: quity of us all. It pleased the Lord to bruise him, he hath put him to grief. Thou shalt make his foul an offering for sin. He hath poured out his soul unto death; and he was numbered with transgressors, and he shall bear the sins of many, and make intercession for tranfgreffors'. — And I will pour out upon the

house

Dan. ix. 24, &c. . i Ifaiah liji. 4, &c. There are similar expressions in the 40th Pfalm: My sins have taken fuch hold of me, that I

am

house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace, and of supplications : and they shall look upon him, whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for an only sonk. A bone of him shall not be broken'. - In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for fin, and for uncleannessm. He made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death". - Why do the heathen fo furiously rage together? The kings of the earth stand up; the rulers take counsel against the Lord, and against his anointed. He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn. The Lord shall have them in derision'. — Thou shalt not leave my soul in hell; neither shalt thou suffer thine holy One to see corrups tion P. — After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his fight 9. I know that my Red deemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth'.- I will ransom them from the power of the grave : I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plague: O grave, I will be thy deftruction: — The Lord faid unto my Lord, fit thou on my right hand, till I make thinç ene. mies thy footstool. The Lord fhall send the rod of thy power out of Zion: be thou ruler even in the midst of thine enemies. In the day of thy power shall the people offer thee free-will offerings with a holy worship. The Lord sware, and will not repent : Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchizedec.

am not able to look up; is a passage explained by 1 Pet. ii. 24. Who his own self bare our fins in his own body on the tree. Indeed the whole 40th Pfalm is applied by many learned expositors to Christ.

k Zech. xii. 10. - 1 Ex. xii. 46.
m Zech. xiii. 1... * Isaiah liii. 9.
• Pfal. ii. 1, &c.

'p Pfal. xvi. 10.

VOL. I.

live

9 Hof. vi. 2. In this paffage, and in others, the Prophets speak in the plural: but it was a common idea to consider Christ as rifing, accoinpanied with all the faithful. Thus St. Paul: If we believe that Jesus died and rose again ;. even to them which peep in Jesus, fhall God bring with him. * Job xix: 252

's Hof. xii. 14. . Pfal. cx. 1, &c. The whole Psalm from whence this passage is taken, is commonly contrafted with the twentysecond, which contains a full Prophecy of the humiliation of Christ; as this does of his exaltation. They are both quoted in this light frequently by our Saviour, and hisApostles. --The seventy-second and eighty-ninth Psalms seem to relate to the establishment of the Messiah's kingdom. They are full of expressions, which cannot poflibly relate to David; or to any other subject.

· I shall

I shall conclude this whole collection of Prophecies, with an excellent passage from Bishop Hurd's Sermons on Prophecy.

“ The argument from Prophecy lies merely in the evidence produced, that certain palsages were delivered in the Old Testament; and have been fulfilled by certain correspondent events related in the New. The argument doth' in no degree depend on faith ; but is calculated to produce it. It is equally strong, or equally weak, to a Christian; or a Jew, or an unbeliever -- the sole point in question being this, whether fuch things, as were prophetically delivered, appear to have been fulfilled - a point, on which common sense, and common honesty will equally decide, on every supposition.” Sermon V. p. 1540"*".

[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small]
« PoprzedniaDalej »