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his being born, and that in a low Condition, made under the Law, undergoing the Miseries of this Life, the Wrath of God, and the cursed Death of the Cross; in being buried, and continuing under the Power of Death for a Time.
in the Form of a Bond-fervant, he was conceived and born of a Woman, perfectly holy, and lived perfectly righteous : Pfal. xl. 6. Marg. forecited. Compared with Heb. x. 5. "Wherefore when he
cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldst not, but a body hast thou prepared me.' Gal. iv. 4. Phil. ii. 7.8. both forecited. His very being conceived and born of a Woman, was a notable Piece of Humiliation in him; and that because he was the Son of God, Gal. iv. 4. Phil. ii. 2. He humbled himself, bearing the Punishment which that State required, in almuch as, all along from his Conception to the Grave, he submitted to the Effects of the Curse transferred from us on him, Gal. iii. 13. fores cited.
He'lo humbled himself in his Conception, being conceived of a Woman of a mean and low State Luke i. 48. He háth regarded the low estate of ' his handmaiden. An Evidence of the mean and low State of the Mother of our Lord, is her being eSpoused to a Carpenter : Matth. i. 18. ? Mary ‘was espoused to Joseph.? Compared with Chapa Xiii. 55. Is not this the carpenter's son ? Is not
his mother called Mary??. .
Helo humbled himself in his Birth, being born in a low Condition. , The low Çondition he was.. born in, was, that he was born in the small Town. of Bethlehem, in the Stable of an Inn, and laid in a Manger instead of a Cradle, becaufe there was no Room for them in the Inn : Mic. v. 2. • Bub 'thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little ' among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee 'fhall he come forth unto me, that is to be ruler in Israel, Luke ii. 7." And the brought forth