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he hath Pscattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

52 He hath 'put down the mighty from their seats, and 'exalted them of low degree.

53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.

54 He hath holpen 20 his servant Israel, "in remembrance of his 'mercy ;

19 the lowly. Bi. 20 helped. Co. people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. do. xcviii. 1: His right hand, and his holy arm hath gotten him the victory. do. cxviii

. 15: The right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly. 9: Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord. do. lii. 10: The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. do. lxiii. 5: And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold : therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me.

p Ps. xxxij. 10: The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect. Dan. iv. 37: Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment; and those that walk in pride he is able to abase. 1 PET. v. 5: Be clothed with humility : for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

41 Sam. ii. 6, &c: The LORD killeth and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up, &c. Job, v. 11: To set up on high those that be low. do. xii. 19, 21: He leadeth princes away spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty. He poureth contempt upon princes, and weakeneth the strength of the mighty. Ps. cxiii. 6: Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven and earth. LUKE, xviii. 14: I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased ; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. See on Mat. v. 3.

1 Sam. ii. 5: They that were full have hired out themselves for bread: and they that were hungry ceased; so that the barren hath borne seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble. Ps. xxxiv. 10: The young lions do fack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.

+ Isa. xli. 8: Thou Israel art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my

friend. u Ps.xcviii. 3: He hath remembered his mercy and his truth

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55 As he "spaketo our fathers, to Abraham,

56 And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.

57 Now Elisabeth's full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son:

58 And her neighbours and her cousins 22 heard how the Lord had showed great mercy upon

59 And it came to pass, that on the 'eighth day they came to circumcise the child ; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father

. 60 And his mother answered and said, "Not s0; but he 24 shall be called John.

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toward the house of Israel. JER. xxxi, 3, 20: I have loved

everlasting love; therefore with loving kindness
have I drawn thee. Is Ephraim my dear son? Is he a plea-
sant child ? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly re-
member him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him:
I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the LORD.
Ver. 72, Isa, xxx. 18: Therefore will the Lord wait

, that
he may be gracious unto you; and therefore will he be exalted,
that he may have mercy upon you.

Gen. xvii. 19: I will establish my covenant with him for
an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. do. xxii.
because thou hast obeyed my voice. Ps. cxxxii. 11: The
18: In thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
Lord hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from
it; of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne. Rom.
xi. 28: As concerning the Gospel, they are enemies for your
sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the
fathers' sakes. GAL. vii, 16: Now to Abraham and his seed
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but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. y Gen. xvii. 12: He that is eight days old shall be circum

* Rom. xji. 15: Rejoice with them that do rejoice. xii. 3: In the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be






* Ver. 13.

61 And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.

62 And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.

63 And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, "His name is John. And they marvelled all

64 ‘And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake and praised God.

65 And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings 25 were noised abroad throughout all dthe hill country of Judæa.

66 And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.

67 And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,

68. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for

25 these things. A.V.


a Gen. xxi. 3: Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

Ver. 13. c Ver. 20. d Ver. 39. LUKE, ii. 19, 51.

"Gen. xxxix. 2: And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man. 1 KINGS, xviii. 46: And the hand of the Lord was on Elijah. Ps. Ixxx. 17: Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.. do. Ixxxix. 21 : With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him, Acts, xi, 21: And the hand of the Lord was with them : and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.

& Joel, ii. 28: And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and

your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. blKings, i, 48: And also thus said the king, Blessed be

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visited and redeemed his people, 69 And hath raised up an 'horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;

70 As he "spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began: 71 That we should be saved from our enemies

, and from the hand 26 of all that hate us ; 72 To perform the mercy promised to our

26 power. Pu. the LORD God of Israel. Ps. xli, 13: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen. do. lxxii. 18: Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. do. cvi.48: Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting.

Exod. iii. 16: Say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seeing that which is done to you in Egypt. do. iv. 31: And the people believed : and when they heard that the Lord had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped. Luke, vii. 16: They glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, that God hath visited his people.

k Ps. cxi. 9: The words under ver. 49. MAT. i. 21: He shall save his people from their sins. Eph. i. 7: In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins

, according to the riches of his grace. 1 Pet. i. 18, 19: Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver or gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ.

1 Ps. cxxxii. 17: There will I make the horn of David to bud.

m Jer. xxiii. 5, 6: Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a king shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and jus, tice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. 10: Fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel; for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid

. Acts, ii. 21: Which God hath spoken by the mouth of all


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fathers, and to "remember his holy covenant;

73 The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,

74 That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might "serve him without fear, the holy prophets since the world began. Rom. i. 2: Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy Scriptures.

n Ver. 54, Lev. xxvi. 42: Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember. Ps. xcviii. 3: He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel : all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. 8--10: He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac. And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant. do. cvi. 45 : And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies. EZEK. xvi. 60: Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant. Acts, iii. 25: Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

Gen, xii. 3: I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. do, xvii. 4: As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. do. xxii. 16, 17: By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD--that in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore: and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies. JER. xxxi.33: This shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel ; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. Heb. vi. 13, 17: When God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself. Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise, the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath.

P Jer.xxiii. 6: In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely. Rom. viii. 15: Ye have not received the

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