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Bibb.N.T. Greek 1825.

Ουκ ἐν διδακτοῖς ἀνθρωπίνης σοφίας λόγοις·
̓Αλλ ̓ ἐν διδακτοῖς Πνεύματος ἁγίου.—1 Cor. ii. 13.








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CHAP. I.-VER. 1.


LUKE 1. 1, 2.

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chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead, x. 39—41. How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and heard him, Heb. ii. 3. That which was confirmed unto us by them that was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear

Καθὼς παρέδοσαν ἡμῖν οἱ ἀπ ̓ ἀρχῆς αὐτόπται, καὶ ὑπηρέται γενόμενοι τοῦ λόγου Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eye-witness, and shew unto you that eterwitnesses, and ministers of the word;

And ye are witnesses of these things, Luke xxiv. 48. And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning, John xv. 27. To whom also 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, Acts i. 3. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth, 8. Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, Beginning from the baptism of John unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection, 21, 22. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard, iv. 20. And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree. Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly; Not to all the people, but unto witnesses VOL. II.

nal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us ;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ, 1 John i. 1-3.

b But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee, Acts xxvi. 16. That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost, Rom. xv. 16. Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, Eph. iii. 7, 8. If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to


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every creature which is under heaven, whereof I Paul am made a minister; Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church; Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God, Col. i. 23-25.


Ἔδοξε καμοί, παρηκολουθηκότι άνωθεν | πᾶσιν ἀκριβῶς, καθεξής σοι γράψαι, κράτιστε Θεόφιλε

It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,

a The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, Acts i. 1.

VER. 4.

Ἵνα ἐπιγνῶς περὶ ὧν κατηχήθης λόγων τὴν ἀσφάλειαν.

That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast

been instructed.

VER. 5.

Εγένετο ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις Ἡρώδου τοῦ βασιλέως τῆς Ἰουδαίας ἱερεύς τις ονόματι Ζαχαρίας, ἐξ ἐφημερίας ̓Αβιά· καὶ ἡ γυνή αὐτοῦ ἐκ τῶν θυγατέρων Ααρὼν, καὶ τὸ ὄνομα αὐτῆς Ἐλισάβετ.

There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judæa, a certain aPriest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, und her name was Elisabeth.

a See on Matt. ii. ver. 1. clause 3. b See on Matt. ii. ver. 4. clause 1.

VER. 6.

Ησαν δὲ δίκαιοι ἀμφότεροι ἐνώπιον τοῦ Θεοῦ, περευόμενοι ἐν πάσαις ταῖς ἐντολαῖς καὶ δικαιώμασι τοῦ Κυρίου ἄμεμπτα.

And they were both a righteous before God, walking in all the commandments und ordinances of the Lord blameless.

a Now we know, that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law; that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his

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| sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God, which is by faith of Jesus Christ, unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time, his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier Where is boasting then? It is exof him which believeth in Jesus. cluded. By what law? of works? Nay; but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justi12. Is he the God of the Jews only? fied by faith without the deeds of the

is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. Do we then make void the law through faith. God forbid : yea, we establish the law, Rom. iii. 1931. Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness, which is in the law, blameless. But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own but that which is through the faith of righteousness, which is of the law, Christ, the righteousness which is of ourselves also were sometimes foolGod by faith, Phil. iii. 6-9. For we ish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and

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renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That, being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs, according to the hope of eternal life, Tit. iii. 37. See also on Matt. i. ver. 19. clause 1.

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Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.

VER. 8.

Εγένετο δὲ ἐν τῷ ἱερατεύειν αὐτὸν ἐν τῇ τάξει τῆς ἐφημερίας αὐτοῦ ἔναντι τοῦ Θεοῦ,

And it came to pass, that while he a executed the Priest's office before God in the order of his course,

a And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons, Exod. xxviii. 1. And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's

b And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgments, 1 Kings ix. 4. I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore, 2 Kings xx. 3. Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments, Psal. cxix. 6. And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a con-office, 41, and xxix. 1. Now these science void of offence toward God are the divisions of the sons of and toward men, Acts xxiv. 16. For Aaron.-Among the sons of Eleazar the grace of God that bringeth salva- there were sixteen chief men of the tion hath appeared to all men, Teach- house of their fathers, and eight among ing us, that, denying ungodliness and the sons of Ithamar according to the worldly lusts, we should live soberly, house of their fathers. Thus were righteously, and godly, in this present they divided by lot, one sort with world; Looking for that blessed hope, another; for the governors of the and the glorious appearing of the sanctuary, and governors of the house great God and our Saviour Jesus of God, were of the sons of Eleazar, Christ, Tit. ii. 11-13. And hereby and of the sons of Ithamar. And we do know that we know him, if we Shemaiah the son of Nathaniel the keep his commandments, 1 John ii. 3. scribe, one of the Levites, wrote them That ye may be blameless and harm- before the king, and the princes, and less, the sons of God without rebuke, Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech the in the midst of a crooked and per- son of Abiathar, and before the chief verse nation, among whom ye shine of the fathers of the priests and Leas lights in the world, Phil. ii. 15. vites, one principal household being In the body of his flesh through death, taken for Eleazar, and one taken for to present you holy, and unblameable, Ithamar.-These were the orderings and unreproveable in his sight, Col. of them in their service to come into i. 22. To the end he may stablish the house of the LORD, according to your hearts unblameable in holiness their manner, under Aaron their fabefore God, even our Father, at the ther, as the LORD God of Israel had coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with commanded them, 1 Chron. xxiv. 1. all his saints, 1 Thess. iii. 13. 4-6. 19. And he appointed, acWherefore, beloved, seeing that ye cording to the order of David his look for such things, be diligent that father, the courses of the priests to ye may be found of him in peace, their service, 2 Chron. viii. 14. And without spot, and blameless, 2 Pet. Hezekiah appointed the courses of iii. 14. the priests and the Levites after their courses, every man according to his service, the priests and Levites for burnt offerings and for peace offerings, to minister, and to give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the tents of the

VER. 7.

Καὶ οὐκ ἦν αὐτοῖς τέκνον, καθότι ἡ Ἐλισάβετ ἦν στεῖρα, καὶ ἀμφότεροι προβεβηκότες ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις αὐτῶν ἦσαν.

And they had no child, because that

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