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as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness. Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.

do. iv. 2-6: But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be asbes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts. Remember the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: and he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with

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a curse.

From comparing these prophecies one with another, it appears that they all centre in one illustrious person; both as the language in which the deliverance is foretold by several of them is so much the same, and as there is no mention made of a succession of such deliverers, or a plurality, whose kingdom should be extensive and perpetual; to which may be added, that there was a very universal expectation of a Messiah raised in consequence of these predictions.

The sum of the whole is this, the prophecies of the Old Testament foretell that there should be a more glorious person, descended from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who should be born at Beth-lehem, of a virgin, of the family of David, then in its decline, before the Jews ceased to be a people, while the second temple was standing, and about 500 years after Ezra's time; who, though appearing in mean circumstances, should be introduced by a remarkable forerunner, whose business it should be to awaken the attention and expectation of the people : he (i.e. this illustrious person so to be introduced) should himself be eminent both for the piety, wisdom, and benevolence of his character, and the miraculous works he should perform ; yet that, notwithstanding all this, he should be rejected, and put to death by the Jews ; but should afterwards be raised from the dead, and exalted to a glorious throne, on which he should through all generations continue to rule, at the same time making intercession for sinners : that great calamities should for the present be brought on the Jews for rejecting him, whereas the kingdom of God should by his means be erected among the Gentiles, and diffuse itself even to the ends of the earth, wherever it came destroying idolatry, and establishing true religion and righteousness. In a word, that this great person should be regarded by all who believe in him as a divine teacher, by whom all that obey him should be established in the divine favour, and fixed in a state of complete and perpetual happiness. THE PROPHECIES OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR,

JESUS CHRIST. Christ foretold many things which he could not have foreseen by human prudence, which therefore plainly argued a divine revelation of them to him, considering how expressly they were afterwards accomplished.

1: Relating to his own death, with the various circumstances of it.

Mat. xvi. 21: From that time forth began Jesus to show unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and Chief Priests and Scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. do. xx. 18, 19: Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the Chief Priests and unto the Scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again. do. xxvi. 23, 31: And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. MARK, X. 33, 34: Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem ; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the Chief Priests, and unto the Scribes ; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles: and they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him :' and the third day he shall rise again. do. xiv. 30 : And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. John, iii. 14, 15: And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. do. xii. 32, 33: And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. This he said, signifying what death he should die. 2. His own resurrection on the third day, or, which according to

the Jewish manner of speaking was equivalent to it, after three days and three nights. Compare 1 Kings, xx. 29; 2 CHR. X. 5, 12; LUKE, ii. 21 ; Est. iv. 16; do. v. 1 ; Exod. xxiv. 18.

Mat. xii. 40 : For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. do. xvi. 21: From that time forth began Jesus to show unto his disciples, how that he

must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer mant things of the elders and Chief Priests and Scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. do. INT. 32: But after I am risen pain, I will go before you into Galilee n. xxri. T. 64: Saring, Sir, we remember that that deceiver sad, while he was vet alire, After three days I will rise arain. Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third dar, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and sar onto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than tbe first. Joax, ii. 18-21: Then answered the Jews and said unto him, Wbat siga showest thon unto us, seeing that tbou doest these things! Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three dars I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forts and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days! But he spake of the temple of his body.

3. His ascension into Heaven. Johx, vi. 62: What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before 4. The mission of the Spirit on his disciples, to enable them to per

form miraculous works. MARK, svi. 17, 18: And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out derils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents ; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. Luke, s. 18. 19: And he said unto them, I bebeld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy : and nothing shall by any means hurt you. do. xxiv. 49 : And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. John, xiv. 12, 16, 17, 26 : Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him : but ye know him ; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. do. xv. 26: But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me. do. xvi. 7, 13 : Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away : for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak : and he will show you things to come. Acts, i. 8: But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you : and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

5. The persecution of his Apostles. Mat. x. 16–22 : Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves : be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. But beware of men : for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; and ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child : and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake : but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. do. xxiv. 9, 10: Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you : and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. JOAN, xvi. 2: They shall put you out of the synagogues : yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.

6. The manner of Peter's death. John, xxi. 18, 19 : Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not. This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.

7. The destruction of Jerusalem. See Mat. xxiv.; MARK, xiii.; and LUKE, xxi. 8. The extraordinary success of the Gospel in the world over all

the opposition it should meet with. Mat. xiii. 31-33 : Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: which

indeed is the least of all seeds : but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof. Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and bid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. do. xvi. 18: And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. do. xxiv. 14: And this Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations ; and then shall the end come. John, xv. 16 : Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain : that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. Compare this with MAT. xxviii. 19, 20. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost : teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

THE MEANING AND PRONUNCIATION OF THE

NEW TESTAMENT PROPER NAMES. N. B. The Old Testament names occurring in the New Testament

are not included in the following List, as they are reserved for the Old Testament part.

A. A-bad-don, the destroyer. Ab-i-le'-ne, the father of the apartment, or of mourning. A-bi'-ud, father of praise, or glory of my father. A-cel'-da-ma, A-sel-da-ma, the field of blood. A-cha'-i-a, A-ka-yah, grief, or trouble. A-cha'-i-chus, A-ka'-e-kus, a native of Achaia. A'.chim, A'-kim, preparing, confirming, or revenging. Ad-di, my witness, adorned, passage, prey. Ad-ra-myt-ti-um, the court of death, the mansion of death. A'-dri-a, the name of a city which gives name to the Adriatic

sea, now the gulf of Venice. Agʻ-a-bus, a locust, or the feast of the father. A-gar, Hagar. A-grip-pa. This word is Latin, and signifies one who at his birth

causes great pain, who is born with his feet foremost. Al-ex-an-der is a Greek word, and signifies one that assists men,

or one that helps stoutly, or one that turns away evil.
Al-ex-an-dri-a, a city in Egypt.
Al'-pha, the first letter of the Greek alphabet, marked A.
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