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the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.
Matt. xxvii. 12. When he was accused, he answered nothing. Mark xiy. 61.-xv. 3, 5. Luke xxiii. 9.
1 Pet. ii. 23, When he was reviled, he reviled not again.
XXXI. They give sentence against him. Matt. xxvi. 66. They condemn him to death.
Ver. 67. Then did they spit in his face, and buffetted him, others smote him with the palms of their hands.
Ver. 68. Saying prophecy to us, thou Christ, who is he that smote thee. Luke xxii. 64.
Luke xxiii. 1. They lead him to Pilate (a Gentile.)
Ver. 11. Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and sent him again to Pilate.
Ver. 21. The people cried, crucify him,
Ver. 23. And the voices of them, and of the chief priests, prevailed.
Ver. 24. And Pilate gave sentence, that it should be even as they required. · Ver. 26. Pilate scourged Jesus, and delivered him to be crucified, Ver. 27, 28, 29.
Ver. 30. They spit upon him, and smote him on the head, and led him away to crucify him.
XXXII. Give him gall. Ps. xxii. 25. My tongue cleaveth to my
Ixix. 21. They gave me gall for my meat, and in my thirst, they gave me vinegar to drink.--Fulfilled :
Matt. xxvii. 34. They gave him vinegar mingled with gall. Ver. 48. Mark xv. 36. Luke xxiii. 36. John xix. 29.
XXXIII. They mock him on the cross. Ps. xxii, 7. All they that see me, laugh me to scorn.
Ver. 8. Saying he trusted in the Lord, let him deliver him. See this fulfilled, Matt. xxvii. Ver. 39 to 44. Mark xv. 29.
XXXIII. Part his garments. Ps. xxii, 18. They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. Mark xv. 24.
HIS WORDS ON THE CROSS. Ps. xxii. 1. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me. Mark XXV. 34.
XXXV. Prays for his enemies. Isa. liii. 12. He made intercession for transgressors.
Luke xxiii. 34. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.
XXXVI. His death. Dan. ix. 26. Messiah shall be cut off.
Matt. xxvii. 50. Jesus cried, and yielded up the ghost. Mark xv : 57, 39. Luke xxiii. 46. John xix. 30.
Isa. liii. 12. He was numbered with transgressors. .
XXXVII. A bone of him should not be broken. I Cor. v. 7. Christ our passover, is sacrificed for us.
John xix. 36. That the scripture might be fulfilled, a bone of him shall not be broken.
XXXVIII. Buried with the rich. Isa. lüi. 9. He made his grave with the rich. Matt. xxvii. 57. There came a rich man of Arimathea, Ver. 58. And begged the body of Jesus.
Ver. 59. He wrapped it in clean linen, and laid it in his own new tomb.
Ver. 66. They made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone and setting a watch.
XXXIX. That he should arise from the dead, Ps. xvi. 10. Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine holy one to see corruption.
Christ often promised he should rise on the third day, which answers to his not seeing corruption, in the foregoing texts. See Matt. xvi. 21.-XX. 18. Mark viii. 31.
XL. Christ seems to rest the credit of all his pretensions on this event, of his rising from the dead.
Matt. xvi. 16. Peter said unto him, thou art Christ, the Son of the living God.
Ver. 20. He charged his disciples that they should tell no man, that he was Jesus, the Christ, (Mark ix. 10.) till the Son of man were risen from the dead.
XLI. The witnesses of his resurrection. Matt. xxviii. 5. The angel said to the women, fear not ye, for I know that ye seek Jesus which was crucified.
Ver. 6. He is not here, for he is risen as he said.
Ver. 7. Go quickly and tell his disciples, that he is risen from the dead, and behold he goeth before you into Galilee, there shall ye see him. See John xx. and Mark xvi. 6,7. Luke xxiv. 5, 6.
XLII. Other evidences of Christ's resurrection are, his appearances often after his resurrection, to many who had been personally acquainted with him before his death.
Mark xvi. 9. He appeared first to Mary Magdalen, John 20. 4.
Ver. 27. And said to Thomas, reach hither thy hand, and thrus: it into my side, and be not faithless but believing.
Luke xxiv. 34. He appeared to Simon.
Acts i. 3. To the apostles he shewed himself alive after his passion, by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.
I Cor. xv. 6. He was seen of above five hundred brethren at once. of whom the greater part remain unto this present.
Acts x. 40. Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us who did eat and drink with him, after he rose from the dead.
Acts i. 24. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses,
1 Cor. xv. 14. If Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain and your faith is also vain.
XLIII. He was raised by the power of God. Rom. vi. 4. Christ was raised from the dead, by the glory of the Father.
Heb. xiii. 20. The God of peace brought again from the dead, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Rom. i. 4. He was declared to be the Son of God, with power by the resurrection from the dead.
1 Cor. xv. 20. He is the first fruits of them that slept, * Rev. i. 5. The first begotten from the dead. See Acts iii. 15, 26. Liv. 10, 33,-v. 30.-xiii. 30, 33, 34,-xvii. 3. Rom. iv. 24, 25,vii. 4.-viii. 11. 1 Cor. vi. 14.-xv. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Eph. i. 20. Col. ii. 12. 1 Thess. i. 10. 2 Tim. ii. 8. 1 Pet. i. 21.
XLIV. Christ's ascension. Ps. xvi. 12. Thou wilt shew me the path of life,
Ixviii. 18. Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive, thou hast received gifts for men. Ps. xxiv. 7.
John vi, 62. What and if ye shall see the son of man ascend up, where he was before, Ch. xiv. 12.
Jobn xx. 17. Jesus said, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father, to my God, and your God.-Fulfilled :
Luke xxiv. 51. It came to pass while he blessed them, that he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. Mark xvi. 19.
Acts i. 9. While they beheld he was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight.
XLV. That he should sit at God's right hand. Ps. cx. 1. The Lord said unto my Lord, sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy foot-stool. Matt. xxii. 44.
cxvii. 22. The stone which the builders refused, &c.
Acts vii. 55. Stephen full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
Ver. 56. And said, behold I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
XLVI. The Holy Ghost promised. Isa, xliv. 3. I will pour out my Spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring.
Joel ii. 28. I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh. Acts ii. 17.
XLVII. Promised by Christ. Luke xxiv. 49. Behold I send the promise of the Father upon you, but tarry ye in Jerusalem till ye be endowed with power from on high. Acts i. 4.
John xiv. 16. I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another conforter, that he may abide with you for ever.
Ver. 26. He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
xv. 26. He shall testifiy of me.
Ver. 27. And ye shall bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.
Acts j. 5. Ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost, not many days hence.
Matt. iii. 11. John said of Christ, he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire.-Fulfilled :
Acts ii. 4. They were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them uttcrance.
Ver. 16. Peter said, this is that which was spoken of by the prophet Joel.'
ii. 32. Jesus being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
Other prophecies uttered by Christ, besides those in the foregoing articlex.
XLVIII. The persecutions of Christians. Matt. x. 22. Ye shall be hated of all men for my sake. Ver. 16. Mark xiii. 13. Luke xxi, 17. - X. 3.
xxiv. 9. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you. Ch. x. 17. John xvi. 2. Matt. xxiii. 34,—v. 11.-X. 23.. John xv. 20.-Fulfilled: :
Acts vi. 12. They stoned Stephen. Ch. vii. 59.
xxvi. 9. I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things against the name of Jesus. Ver. 11. Ch. xxii. 14.
Acts xxviii. 23. As concerning this sect, we know that it is every where spoken against.
MIRACLES OF CHRIST. XLIX. The evidence of miracles appealed to, as a foundation of faith
in Christ. Matt. xi. 5. To determine John Babtist's faith, Christ only sends hin an account of his miracles and ministry.
John v. 36. The works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. Ch. ix. 4.-X. 25.
X. 37. If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not."
Ver. 38. Though ye believe not me, believe the works, that ye may know and believe that the Father is in me and I in him. Ch.xiv. 11.
xv. 24. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin.
v. 59. Except ye see signs and wonders ye will not believe.
x8. 30. Many other signs did Jesus, which are not written ; but these are written that ye may believe.
Ver. 31. But these are written, that ye might believe tliat Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing ye might have life through his name.
xii. 37. Though he had done so many miracles, some believed not.
Matt. xi. 20. He began to upbraid the cities, wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not.
Acts ii. 22. Jesus approved of God by miracles, and wonders, and signs, which God did by him.
L. New Testament Miracles, a foundation of faith in Christ.
Ver. 41. The babe leaped in Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Ghost, and she prophesieth of Christ.
Matt. i. 18. Christ's miraculous conception and birth foretold by an angel. Ver. 20.
Luke ii. 11, 15. Christ's birth published by an angel, to shepherds, who, thereby finding him, glorified God. Ver. 20.
Matt. ii. 2. An extraordinary star appears, and guides the wise men to where Christ was, who worship him.
Luke ii. 25. Simon and Anna are directed by the Spirit, to acknowledge Christ and speak of him. Ver. 60.
LI. Miraculous cures, performed by Christ, and the effects thereof. Mat. iv. 23. Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness, and all manner of diseases among the people.
Ver. 24. And they brought unto him, all sick people, that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those which had the palsy, and he healed them.
The effects thereof was, Ver. 24, 25.
xi. 5. The blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the deaf hear', the dead are raised up. Isa. xxxv. 6.
xv. 29. Great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and he healed them.
Effect. Ver. 31. They wondered and glorified God.
LII. Devils cast out by Christ. Matt. viii. 16. He cast out the spirits with his word. Mark i. 32, 33. Luke iv. 40.
Ver. 28. Out of two men he cast devils, who enter into the swine. Ver. 31. Mark v. 1, 8, 15. Luke viii. 26, 29. Matt. viii. 28. Effect. The people were taken with great fear.
ix. 32. He casts a devil out of a dumb man, who then spake. Effect. The people marvelled, saying, it was never so seen in Israel,
Matt. xii. 22. He casts a devil out of a man, blind and dumb, who then both spake and saw. Luke xi. 14.
Effect. Ver. 23. The people were amazed, and said, is not this the son of David ?
xv. 22. He cast a devil out of the daughter of a woman of Capaan. Mark vii. 24. He commended her faith.
xvii. 15. Casts a devil out of a child that was lunatick, and sore vexed with a devil. Mark ix. 21. Luke ix. 43.
Effect. The people were all amazed at the mighty power of God. The father of the child said, I believe, help thou mine unbelief. Mark i. 23. Christ casts out an unclean spirit. Luke iv. 36.
Effect. Ver. 27, 28. The people were amazed, and his fame spread abroad.
Ver. 34. He casts out many devils.