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142 An angel declareth the resurrection of Christ.
152 His charge and promise to his disciples.
153 The ascension of Christ.
BEFORE THE PUBLIC MINISTRY OF JESUS CHRIST, CONTAINING
THE SPACE OF THIRTY YEARS AND SIX MONTHS.
1 Pet. 5.1. 2 Pet.l.16.
1. The preface of St. Luke to his whole Gospel. L. 1. FORASMUCH as many have taken in hand
to set forth in order a declaration of those things 2 which are most surely believed among us, * even Heb. 2.3. as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of 1Johnl.). 3 the word; "it seemed good to me also, 'having Acts 15.
b had perfect understanding of all things from the iCor.7.40.
19, 25, 28. very first, to write unto thee in order, most Acts 11. 4 excellent Theophilus, that thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.
a Prov. 8. 2. The divinity, humanity, and office of Jesus 22,23, &c. Christ.
Col. 1. 17. 1 John 1.1.
Rev. 1. 2. J. 1. In the beginning & was the Word, and the & 19. 13. Word was with God, and the Word was God. Prov. 8.
30. 2, 3 The same was in the beginning with God. *All 1John 1.2.
c Phil.2.6. things were made by Shim; and without him was i John 5.7.
d Gen.1.1. . 4 not any thing made that was made. In him
e Ps. 33.6. was life; and the life was the light of men. Col. 1. 16.
Eph. 3. 9. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the Heb. 1. 2.
Rev.4.11.. darkness comprehended it not.
f1 John 5.
8 Mal. 3.1.
1 John 2.8.
Heb.1.2. & 11. 3. Acts 3.26.
2 Pet. 1. 4.
°1 Tim.3. 16.
Gal. 4. 4.
r Is. 40. 5.
sCol.1.19. & 2. 3, 9. Col. .
Col. 1. 19.
The incarnation of the Word. 8 There was a man sent from God, whose name J. 1. " Ac. 19.4. was John. "The same came for a witness, to 6, 7 Is. 49. 6. bear witness of the Light, that all men through
him might believe. He was not that Light, but 8
was sent to bear witness of that Light. That 9 & 13. 46. was the true Light, which lighteth every man m Is. 56.5; that cometh into the world. He was in the 10 Gal. 3.26. world, and the world was made by him, and 1 John3.1. the world knew him not. 'He came unto his 11 1 Pet. 1.23. 2 own, and his own received him not. But m
as 12 many as received him, to them gave he : power P Rom.1.3 to become the sons of God, even to them that 9Heb.2.11,
believe on his name: " which were born, not 13 14, 16, 17 of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the 2 Pet. 1.17. will of man, but of God.
°And the Word P t was made 'flesh, and "dwelt 14 · Eph. 1. among us, (and 'we beheld his glory, the glory 6, 7, 8. as of the only begotten of the Father,) 'full of & 2.9, 10. grace and truth. * Ex.20.1,
John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, 15 4.44.& 5.1. This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh
Rom. 3. after me is preferred before me: * for he was 24.& 5.21. before me. And of his ufulness have all we 16 Ex33:20
. received, and grace for grace. For * the law 17
: 1 Tim. 1. was given by Moses, but 'grace and truth came 1 John 4.. by Jesus Christ.
No man hath seen God at 18 any time; “the only begotten Son, which is in a l John 4.
the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
3. The conception of John the Baptist.
There was in the days of Herod, the king of L. 1. al Chr.24. Judæa, a certain priest named Zacharias, * of the 10, 19. Ne. 12. 4, 17, course of Abia : and his wife was of the daughb Gen.7.1. & 17.1.
ters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. I Kin 9. 4. And they were both brighteous before God, 6 Job l. 1. walking in all the commandments and ordi& 24. 16. nances of the Lord blameless. And they had 7 Phil. 3. 6.
own land, and his own people. C. right, or, privilege. marg. 4 became. Bishops' Bible. pitched his tabernacle. Doddridge. favour for favour. T. grace upon grace. D.
& 33. 4.
& 6. 14.
The conception of John the Baptist.
19. 2 Chr.
8. 1 .
1 Chr. 23.
e Lev. 16.
fEx. 30.1. 8
. 22. Dan. 10. 8.
L. 1. no child, because that Elisabeth was barren,
and they both were now well stricken in years. . 8 And it came to pass, that while he executed
the priest's office before God in the order of 1 Chr.24. 9 his course, according to the custom of the 8. 14.
& priest's office, his lot was dto burn incense when 31. 2.
d 10 he went into the ? temple of the Lord. And 3. 1 Sam:
the whole multitude of the people were praying 2 28. 11 without at the time of incense. And there 13. 2 Chr.
appeared unto him an angel of the Lord stand- 29. 11.
ing on the right side of 'the altar of incense. 17. Rev. 12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, 8. 3, 4. 13 and fear fell upon him. . But the angel said 5 Judg. 6.
unto him, Fear not, Zacharias : for thy prayer 22. & 13.
is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee 14 a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And Acts 10.4.
thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many 15 shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink nei- " Nu. 6.3.
Judg.13.4. filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his Jer. 1.5.
' 16 mother's womb. And many of the children Mal. 4.
k « of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. 5, 6. 17 'And he shall go before him in the spirit and 'Mal. 4. 5.
power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers
answering said unto him, I am "Gabriel, that " Dan. 8. stand in the presence of God; and am sent to 21, 22, 23.
speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad Heb. 1.14. 20 tidings. And, behold, o thou shalt be dumb, and Ezek. 3.
not able to speak, until the day that these things 27.
my words, which shall be fulfilled in their sea21 son. And the people waited for Zacharias, and
n . 16. & 9.
26. & 24.