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19. Of the Plant not planted by God...

Matt. xv.

Matt. xviij.
20. Of the lost Sheep....

Luke xv.
21. Of the unmerciful Servant..

Matt. viii.
22. Or the Shepherd and the Sheep.

John x.

Luke x.
23. Of the good Samaritan.
24. Of the Guest choosing the highest Seat.

Luke xiv,
25. Of the great Supper.

Ibid.

Ibid.
26. Of the building a Tower.

Ibid.
27. Of the King preparing for war.
29. Of the Salt...

Ibid.

Luke xv.
29. Of the Piece of Silver lost..

Ibid.
30. Of the Prodigal Son..

Luke xyi.
31. Of the unjust Steward..
32. Of the rich Man and Lazarus.

Ibid.
33. Of the Master commanding his Servant.

Luke xvii.

Luke xviii
34. Of the unjust Judge and Widow.
35. Of the Pharisee and Publican..

Ibid.
36. Of the Labourers hired at different Hours...

Matt. xx.
37. Of the Ten Pounds and Ten Servants..

Luke xix.
38. Of the professing and the repenting Son.

Matt. xxi,

Matt. xxi.
39. Of the wicked Husbandman.....

Mark xi.

Luke xx
40. Of the Guests bidden and the Wedding Garment...

Matt. xxij.
Matt. xxiv.

Mark xiii.
41. Of the Fig-tree putting forth Leaves...

Luke xxi.
42. Of the Thief in the Night.....

Matt. xxiv.
43. Of the Man taking a long Journey ..

Mark xiii.
44. Of the faithful and unfaithful Servant

Matt. xxiv.
45. Of the Ten Virgins..

Matt. xxv.
46. Of the Talents..

Ibid.
Perhaps also the following may be added.

Matt. xi.
47. Children in the Market-place......

Luke vii.

Matt. xii.
48. The strong Man keeping his House..

Mark üi.

Luke ix.
(ii.) Messiah was to instruct and enlighten men.
PROPHECY. — Isa. ix. 2. The people that walked in darkness have seen
great light; they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them
hath the light shined.

FULFILMENT. - John xii. 46. I am come a light into the world, that who-
soever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. (See also John viii. 12.
ix. 5.) - Luke ii. 32. A light to lighten the Gentiles Acts xxvj. 18. To
open their eyes and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power
of Satan unto God. — Eph. v. 8. Ye were sometime darkness, but now ye
are light in the Lord; walk as children of light. — Acts iii. 26. God having
raised up his son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of
you from his iniquities.

V 3. He was to be the Messiah, Christ, or Anointed of God.
PROPHECY. — Isa. Ixi. 1. The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, hecause
the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek. -- Dan. ix.
24, 25. To anoint the most holy, - the Messiah the Prince. - Psal. cxxxii.
17. I have ordained a lamp for mine Anointed. See also Psal. Ixxxix. 20.
51. - Psal. ii. 2. The rulers take counsel together against the Lord and
against his Anointed or Messiah.

FULFILMENT. - John iv. 25. 42. I know that the Messiah cometh, which
is called the Christ. This is indeed the Christ. — vi. 69. We believe and are
sure that thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. See also John xi.
27. Matt. xvi. 16. - Matt. xxvi. 63, 64. The high priest said, “ I adjure thee
by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ the son of
God;" Jesus saith unto him. Thou hast said.' See also Mark xiv. 61. - Acts

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xvii. 28. He mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, showing by the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ. See also Acts ix. 22. and xvii

. 3.Acts ii. 36. Let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus whom ye have crucified both Lord and Christ

. - Phil üi. II. That every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

§ 4. The Messiah was to be a Priest. PROPHECY. – Psal. cx. 4. Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchizedek (Cited in Heb. v. 6. vii. 21.) — Zech. vi. 13. He shall be a priest upon his throne.

Fulfilment. – Heb. iv. 14. We have a great high priest that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God. (See also viii. 1.) – Heb. ii. l. I. 21. Consider the apostle and high priest of our profession, Christ Jesus. Heb. ii. 17. That he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. – Heb. vii

. 24. This man because he continueth for ever hath an unchangeable priesthood. $5. The Messiah was, by the offering of himself as a sacrifice for sir, to

make an end of sin, to make reconciliation for iniquity, to make men holy, and to destroy the power of the devil. PROPHECY. — Isa. liii. 6. 10, 11, 12. The Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. Thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin. He shall bear their iniquities. He bare the sin of many. - Dan. ii. 24. To finish the transgression, to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in an everlasting righteousness. - Gen. ii. 15. lt (the seed of the woman, the promised Messiah) shall bruise thy (Satan's) head.

FULFILMENT. Eph. v. 2. Christ hath given himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God. (See also 2 Cor. v. 21. Rom. viii. 3.) – 1 John ii. 2. He is the propitiation for our sins. - Heb. ix. 14. Christ, who through the eternal spirit offered himself without spot, to God. — 1 Pet. i. 19. Redeemed with tbe precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish. -- 1 Pet. ii. 18. Christ hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust

. Heb. I. 12. This man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins, for ever sat down on the right hand of God. — Heb. ix. 12. Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by lis own blood he entered in once into the holy place. -- Heb

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. 27. Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice first for his own sins, and then for the people's; for this he did once when he offered up himself. — Heb. ix. 25, 26. Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the lrigh priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others. But now, once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. - John i. 29. The lamb of God, which taketh atoay the sin of the world. Acts v. 31. To give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. — 1 Cor. xv. 3. Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures.

-1 John i. 7. The blood of Jesus Christ bis son cleanseth us from all sin. Rom. v. 10. We were reconciled to God by the death of his son. - 2 Cor. T. 18. Who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ. - Col. i 20. By bim (Christ) to reconcile all things into himself.

Heb. v. 8, 9. He became the author of salvation unto all them that obey him. - 2 Cor. v. 15. He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them. (See also Rom. vi. 10-12. 1 Thess. v. 10.) 1 Pet. ij. 24. Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sin, should live unto righteousness. -- Tit. ii. 14. Who gave himself

for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people zealous of good works. -1 Cor. vi. 20. Ye are bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in spirile which are God's. - 1 Pet. iv. 1, 2. As Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh

, arın yourselves likewise with the same mind; for he that hath suffered in the flesh, hath ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh, to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. - Col. i. 20. By him (Christ) to reconcile all things unto himself.

86. The Messiah was to be a Saviour. PROPHECY. - Isa. lix. 20. The Redeemer shall come to Zion, and to them

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that turn from transgression in Jacob. – Ixii. 11. Say ye to the daughter of Zion, · Behold thy salvation cometh.'

FULFILMENT. -1 John iv. 14. The Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. — Luke ii. 11. Unto you is born a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. (See also Matt. i. 21. Acts xiii. 23.) — John iv. 42. We have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ the Saviour of the world. — Acts v. 31. Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. - 2 Pet. ii. 20. Have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. (See also 2 Pet. iii. 18.) - Tit. iij. 6. The Holy Ghost, which he shed on us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour. - 2 Pet. i. 1. Through the righteousness of God, and our Saviour Jesus Christ. — Phil. iii. 20. From whence (heaven) we also look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. - Tit. ii. 13. Looking for ... the appearing of our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

$ 7. The Messiah was to be a Mediator. PROPHECY. Psal. cx. 1. The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand. — Dan. ix. 17. 19. O our God, cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is desolate for the Lord's sake. Defer not for thine own sake, O my God. Isa, viii. 14. He shall be for a sanctuary.

FULFILMENT. - Jolin xiv. 6. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way and the truth and the life ; no man cometh unto the Father but by me.' – 1 Tim.

, 5. There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. — Heb. xii. 24. Jesus the mediator of the new covenant. (See also Heb. vii. 22. viii. 6. ix. 15.) - John xv. 16. xvi. 23, 24. Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you; hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name. -- John xiv. 14. If ye shall ask any thing in my name I will do it.

88. The Messiah was to be an Intercessor. PROPHECY. - Isa. liii. 12. He made intercession for the transgressors.

FULFILMENT. - Luke xxiii. 34. Jesus said, Father, forgive them ; for they know not what they do. Heb. ix. 24. Christ is entered into Heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us. - 1 John ii. 1. If any man sin we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. - Rom. viii. 34. Christ, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

- Heb. vii. 25. He is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

$ 9. Messiah was to be a Shepherd. PROPHECY. — Isa. xl. 11. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd, he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

Ezek. xxxiv. 23. I will set up one shepherd over them, even my servant David. — (See also Ezek. xxxvii. 24.)

FULFILMENT. — John x. 11. 14. I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. Other sheep (that is, the Gentiles) I have, which are not of this fold ... and they shall hear my voice; and there shali be one fold, and one shepherd. - Heb. xii. 20. Our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep. – 1 Pet. ii. 25. Ye are now returned unto the shepherd and bishop of your souls. - 1 Pet. v. 1, 2. 4. The elders, I exhort, feed the flock of God; and when the chief shepherd shall appear ye shall receive

a crown.

şi 10. Messiah was to be a king, superior to all others, the head and ruler

of the church, and more particularly exalted as a king, after his sufferings and resurrection.

(i.) Messiah was to be a King. PROPHECY. – Psal. ii. 6. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. - Psal. cxxxii. 11. The Lord bath sworn to David, Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne. (See also Isa. ix. 6. lv. 4. Zech. vi. 13.) - Jer. xxiji. 5, 6. ‘A king shall reign and prosper: this is his name whereby CHAPTER II. THE PRINCIPAL PREDICTIONS BY JESUS CHRIST RELATIVE TO HIS SUF

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he shall be called, “The Lord our righteousness. (See also Isa. xxxii. 1.) –
Ezek. xxxvii. 24, 25. David my servant shall be king over them. (See also
xxxiv, 23, 24. Jer. XXX. 9. Hos. iii. 5.) - Zech. ix. 9. Shout, o daughter
of Jerusalem, behold thy king cometh unto thee. (Cited as fulfilled in Matt.
xxi. 5. John xii. 15. Luke xix. 38.)
FULFILMENT. — Matt. ii
. 5, 6. Thus it is written by the prophet

, ' Out of
thee shall come a governor, that shall rule my people Israel.' (llich. v, 2)-
Luke i. 32, 33. The Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father
David, and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever. - John i. 49.
Nathaniel answered, “Thou art the son of God, Thou art the king of Israel'
-John xviii. 33. 36, 37. Pilate said, ' Art thou the king of the Jews?
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: now is my kingdom not
from hence.' Pilate said, Art thou a king thep?" Jesus answered, 'Thou
sayst that I am a king. (See also Matt. xxvii. 11.) – Acts v. 31. Him hath
Göd exalted with his right hand to be a prince and a saviour.
(ii.) Messiah was to be a king, superior to all others, the head and ruler

of the church. PROPHECY. - Psal. lxxxix. 27. 36. I will make him my first-born, higher than the kings of the earth. His throne as the sun before me. - Dan. vii

. 13, 14. One like the Son of Man;- There was given him dominion and glory and a kingdom; that all people, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion. (See also Dan. vii. 27. ii. 44.)

FULFILMENT. – Rev. i. 5. The Prince of the kings of the earth. – I Tim. vi. 15. Who is the blessed and only potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords. (See also Rev. xvii. 14. xix. 16.) – Eph. i. 21. ° far above all prin. cipality and power, and might and dominion, and every name that is named not only in this world, but also in that which is to come. - Phil

. ä. 9. God hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above Eph. i. 22, 23. God hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be Head over all things to the Church, which is his body. - Col. i. 18. Christ is the Head of the Church, which is his body. (See also Eph. v. 23.) – Eph. iv

. 15, 16. Who is the Head, even Christ; from whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted .... maketh increase. -- 1 Cor. xii. 21. Ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. (iii.) Messiah the king was to be exalted, more particularly after his sufo

ferings and resurrection. PROPHECY. – Psal. ii. 6, 7. (cited and applied to Christ in Acts xii. 33. and Heb. v. 5.) I have set my king upon my holy hill

of Zion. Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee. Psal. viii. 5.

Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Isa

. liii. 10. 12. When thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed; and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. - 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.

FULFILMENT, - 1 Pet. i. 11. The prophets ... testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glory that should follow. -- Luke xxiv. 26. Ought not Christ to have suffered these things and to have entered into glory John xvii. 1. The hour is come, glorify thy son. - Rom. i. 4. Declared to be the son of God with power.... by the resurrection from the dead. 1 Pet. i. 21. God ... raised him up from the dead, and gave hina glory: 1 Pet. iii. 22. Who is gone into Heaven, and is on the right hand of God angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him. --Acts i, 32, 33. Jesus hath God raised up... therefore being by the right hand of God exalted. — Phil. ii. 8, 9. Being found in fashion as a man, he bumbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross wherefore God also hath highly exalted him. - Heb. ü. 9. We see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of deathe crowned with glory and honour. - Heb. xii

. 2. Who, for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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FERINGS, DEATH, RESURRECTION, THE SPREAD OF THE GOSPEL, AND THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM. [Referred to in pages 343, 344. of this volume.)

SECTION I. PREDICTIONS (FOR THE CONFIRMATION OF HIS DISCIPLES' FAITH) THAT

THEY WOULD FIND THINGS ACCORDING TO HIS WORD. PROPHECY. - Matt. xxi. 1, 2, 3. Mark xi. 2. Luke xix. 30, 31. Jesus sent two disciples, saying unto them, “Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied and a colt with her; loose them, and bring them unto me: and if any man shall say aught unto you, ye shall say, ' The Lord hath need of them, and straightway he will send them.” Mark xiv. 13, 14, 15. Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water, follow him;

and wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the good man of the house, “The master saith, Where is the guest chamber where I shall eat the passover with my disciples ?' And he will show you a large upper room. (See also Matt. xxvi. 18.) FULFILMENT.

Mark xi. 4, 5, 6. Luke xix. 32. They found the colt tied by the door without, in a place where two ways met, and they loose him; and certain of them that stood there said to them, What do ye loosing the colt ?' and they said to them even as Jesus had commanded, and they let them go. -- Luke xxii. 13. Mark xiv. 16. They went and found as he had said unto them.

SECTION II. PREDICTIONS OF JESUS CHRIST RELATIVE TO HIS SUFFERINGS, DEATH,

RESURRECTION, AND ASCENSION. 01. That he was to be betrayed by one of his disciples, and by Judas

Iscariot. PROPHECY. - John vi. 70, 71. Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? He spake of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, for he it was that should betray him. — Matt. xx. 18. Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes. (See also Matt. xvii. 22. Mark x. 33. Luke ix. 44.) - Matt. xxvi. 2. Ye know, that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of Man is betrayed to be crucified. - John xiii. 10, 11. Ye are clean, but not all; for he knew who should betray him, therefore said he, ye are not all clean. (18. xvii. 12. -- Mark xiv. 18.) Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, one of you which eateth with me shall betray me. (Matt. xxvi. 21. John xiii. 21. Luke xxii. 21.) – John xii. 26. He it is to whom I shall give a sop; -- he gave it to Judas Iscariot. (Mark xiv. 20.) -- Mark xiv. 42. He that betrayeth me is at hand. (Matt. xxvi. 46.)

FULFILMENT. Matt. xxvi. 14, 15, 16. One of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests

, and said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you ? and they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver; and from that time he sought opportunity to betray him. (Mark xiv. 10. Luke xxii. 3. John xiii. 2.) – Matt. xxvi. 47–49. Judas one of the twelve came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves from the chief priests and elders of the people. Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he, hold him fast ; and forthwith he came to Jesus and said, Hail

, master, and kissed him. $ 2. That his other disciples would forsake him. PROPHECY. Mark xv. 27. Matt. xxvi. 31. Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night, for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.' - John xvi. 32. The hour

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