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there shall ye see him : lo, I have told you. And they departed 8 quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. And as they went to tell his dis- 9 ciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. Then said Jesus 10
unto you first of all that which I also received, and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow how that Christ died for our sins according to shall be turned into joy. And ye now therethe scriptures ; and that he was buried, and fore have sorrow: but I will see you again, that he rose again the third day, according to and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no the scriptures; and that he was seen of Ce- man taketh from you. John xvi. 20. 22. phas, then of the twelve. ] Co. xv. 3, 4, 5. And when "he" (" Jesus ") had “so said "
Lo, I have told you.] See chap. xxiv. 25. (“ Peace be unto you "), he shewed unto them Assemble yourselves and come ; draw near his hands and his side. Then were the distogether, ye that are escaped of the nations. ciples glad when they saw the Lord. Then They have no knowledge that set up the said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you : wood of their graven image, and pray unto a as my Father hath sent me, even so send I god that cannot save. Tell ye, and bring you. And when he had said this he breathed them near; yea, let them take counsel to- on them, and said unto them, Receive ye the gether. Who hath declared this from ancient Holy Ghost. John xx. 20, 21, 22. time? who hath told it from that time? 9 As they went to tell his disciples.] Thou have not I the Lord ? and there is no God meetest him that rejoiceth, and worketh else besides me; a just God and a Saviour, righteousness; those that remember thee in there is none besides me. Is. xlv. 20, 21. thy ways. Is. Ixiv. 5. Now when Jesus was And now I have told you before it came to risen, early the first day of the week, he appass, that when it is come to pass ye might peared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom believe. John xiv. 29. These things have I he had cast seven devils. And she went and told you, that when the time shall come ye told them that had been with him, as they may remember that I told you of them: and mourned and wept. Mar. xvi. 9, 10.
They these things I said not unto you at the begin- have taken away my Lord (said Mary Magning, because I was with you. John xvi. 4. dalene to the angels); and when she (Mary
8 With fear and great joy.) But many of Magdalene) had thus said, she turned herself the priests and Levites, and chief of the fathers back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not who were ancient men, that had seen the first that it was Jesus. Jesus saith unto her, Mary! house, when the foundation of this house was She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rablaid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice, boni ! which is to say, Master. John xx. and many shouted aloud for joy : so that the 14. 16. people could not discern the noise of the shout AU hail.] And the angel came in unto of joy from the noise of the weeping of the “her” (“ Mary"), and said, Hail ! thou that people ; for the people shouted with a loud art highly favoured ; the Lord is with thee, shout, and the noise was heard afar off. Ezr. blessed art thou among women. Lu. i. 28. iii. 12, 13. Serve the Lord with fear, and Then the same day (when Mary Magdalene rejoice with trembling. Ps. ii. 11. And they came and told the disciples that she had seen (the women) went out quickly, and fled from the Lord), at evening, being the first day of the sepulchre ; for they trembled and were the week, when the doors were shut where amazed ; neither said they any thing to any the disciples were assembled, for fear of the man, for they were afraid. Mar. xvi. 8. Jews, came Jesus, and stood in the midst, and And as they (the disciples) thus spake, Jesus saith unto them, Peace be unto you! John himself stood in the midst of them, and saith xx. 19. Finally, brethren, farewell: be perunto them, Peace be unto you. But they fect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live were terrified and affrighted, and supposed in peace; and the God of love and peace shall that they had seen a spirit. And he said be with you. 2 Cor. xiii. 11. See verse 17. unto them, Why are ye troubled ? and why And held him by the feet.] The watchmen do thoughts arise in your hearts ? Behold that go about the city found “me" (" the my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: Church of Christ "), to whom I said, Saw ye handle me and see; for a spirit hath not flesh him whom my soul loveth? It was but a and bones, as ye see me have. And when he little that I passed from them, but I found bad thus spoken, he shewed them his hands him (Christ) whom my soul loveth. I held and his feet; and while they yet believed not him, and would not let him go, &c. Can. iii. for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have 3, 4. And (behold a woman in the city, which ye here any meat ? Lu. xxiv. 36-41. was a sinner) stood at his feet behind him Verily, verily I say unto you, That ye shall weeping, and began to wash his feet with weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice; tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her
unto them, Be not afraid : go tell my brethren that they go into 11 Galilee, and there shall they see me. Now when they were
going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed 12 unto the chief priests all the things that were done. And when
they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they
head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them the Lord. And his soul was grieved for the with the ointment. Lu. vii. 38. Then took misery of Israel. Ju. X. 16. The Lord is Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and plenteous in mercy: he will not always chide, wiped his feet with her hair; and the house neither will he keep his anger for ever. He was filled with the odour of the ointment. hath not dealt with us after our sins, nor John xii. 3. Touch me not (said Jesus to rewarded us according to our iniquities. For Mary Magdalene), for I am not yet ascended as the heaven is high above the earth, so to my Father: but go to my brethren, and great is his mercy toward them that fear him. say unto them, I ascend unto my Father and As far as the east is from the west, so far your Father, and to my God and your God. hath he removed our transgressions from us. John xx. 17. Behold (said he that hath the Like as a father pitieth his children, so the seven spirits of God and the seven stars), I will Lord pitieth them that fear him. Ps. ciii. make them of the synagogue of Satan, which 8-13. These signs shall follow them that say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; believe: in my name shall they cast out devils, I will make them to come and worship before they shall speak with new tongues. Mar. thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. xvi. 17. Re. iii. 9.
My brethren.] See chap. xii. 50. Who is Worshipped him.] See verse 17. chap. ii. 2; my mother ? and who are my brethren! xiv. 33. And I beheld, and I heard the voice And he stretched forth his hand toward his of many angels round about the throne and disciples, and said, Behold my mother and the beasts and the elders; and the number of my brethren! Mat. xii. 48, 49. Who is my them was ten thousand times ten thousand, mother and my brethren? And he looked and thousands of thousands, saying with a round about on them which sat about him, loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was and said, Behold my mother and my brethren. slain to receive power, and riches, and wis- For whosoever shall do the will of God, the dom, and strength, and honour, and glory, same is my brother, and my sister, and moand blessing. And every creature which is ther. Mar. iii. 33, 34, 35. Touch me not in heaven, and on the earth, and under the (said Jesus to Mary Magdalene), for I am not earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that yet ascended to my Father : but go to my are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and brethren, and say unto them, I ascend to my honour, and glory, and power, be unto him Father and your Father, to my God and your that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the God. John xx. 17. In that he himself Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts (Christ) hath suffered, being tempted, he is said, Amen! And the four and twenty elders able to succour them that are tempted. He fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ii. 18. ever and ever. Re. v. 11-14.
11 Some of the watch, &c.] See verse 4. 10 Be not afraid.] See verse 7. But Pilate said unto "them" (" the chief priests straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, and Pharisees”), Ye have a watch ; go your Be of good cheer; it is I ; be not afraid (for way, make it as sure as ye can. So they they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit, when went and made the sepulchre sure, sealing they saw Jesus walking on the sea). Mat. the stone, and setting a watch. Mat. xxvi. xiv. 27. And as they (the disciples) thus 65, 66. spake (saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and 12 When they were assembled.] See chap. hath appeared to Simon), Jesus himself stood xxvi. 3, 4. When the morning was come, all in the midst of them, and saith unto them, the chief priests and elders of the people took Peace be unto you! But they were terrified counsel against Jesus to put him to death. and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen And when they had bound him (Jesus), they a spirit. And he said unto them, Why are ye led him away, and delivered him to Pontius troubled ? and why do thoughts arise in your Pilate the governor. Then Judas which had hearts? Lu. xxiv. 36, 37, 38. It is I said betrayed him, when he saw that he was conJesus, as he walked upon the sea); be not afraid. demned, repented himself, and brought again John vi. 20.
the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests Go tell my brethren.] See verse 7. Go and elders. Now the next day that followed, your way, tell his disciples and Peter (said the day of preparation, the chief priests and the angel) that he goeth before you into Pharisees came together unto Pilate, saying, Galilee. Mar. xvi. 7. And they put away Sir, we remember that that deceiver said the strange gods from among them, and served while he was yet alive, After three days I will
gave large money unto the soldiers, Saying, Say ye, His disciples 13 came by night, and stole him away while we slept. And if this 14 come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you. So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this 15 saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day. Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a moun- 16
rise again : command therefore that the sepul- for the man (the impotent man) was above chre be made sure until the third day, lest forty years old on whom this miracle of healhis disciples come by night and steal him ing was shewed. Ac. iv. 5, 6, 7. 13-22. away, and say unto the people, He is risen When“ they” (“ the Jews"') heard that from the dead; so the last error shall be worse (“ that Peter said, We are his witnesses of than the first. Mat. xxvii. 1, 2, 3. 62, 63, 64. these things ; so is also the Holy Ghost, whom Let us break their bands asunder (said the God hath given to them that obey”), they were kings of the earth), and cast away their cords cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay from us.
He that sitteth in the heavens shall them. Then stood there up one in the counlaugh; the Lord shall have them in derision. cil, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, the law, had in reputation among all the and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet people, and commanded to put the apostles have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. forth a little space. And to him they agreed I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said (when he said, Refrain from these men, fc.). unto me, Thou art my Son, this day have I And when they had called the apostles, and begotten thee. Ps. ii. 1-7. The chief beaten them, they commanded that they priests consulted that they might put Lazarus should not speak in the name of Jesus, and also to death ; because that by reason of him let them go. Ac. v. 33, 34. 40. many of the Jews went away and believed on 13 And stole him away, &c.] Jesus saith Jesus. John xii. 10, 11. It came to pass on unto him to the high priest, who said, “ Tell the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and us whether thou be the Christ the Son of God"), Scribes, and Annas the high priest, and Caia- Thou hast“said:" nevertheless, I say unto you,phas, and John, and Alexander, and as many hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on as were of the kindred of the high priest, the right hand of power, and coming in the were gathered together at Jerusalem. And clouds of heaven. Mat. xxvi. 64. when they had set “ them” (“ Peter and 14 We will persuade him, &c.] And when John") in the midst, they asked, by what Herod had sought for “him" (" Peter"), and power or by what name have ye done “ this" found him not, he examined the keepers (of “ teaching the people, and healing the impotent the prison), and commanded that they should man")? Now when they saw the boldness of be put to death. Ac, xii, 19. Peter and John (who declared that they healed 15 They took the money.] What will ye the impotent man in the name of Jesus of Na- give me (said Judas to the rulers), and I will zareth), and perceived that they were un- deliver him unto you? And they covenanted learned and ignorant men, they marvelled, with him for thirty pieces of silver. Mat. and they took knowledge of them that they xxvi. 15. The love of money is the root of had been with Jesus. But when they had all evil; which while some coveted after, they commanded them to go aside out of the coun- have erred from the faith, and pierced themcil, they conferred among themselves, saying, selves through with many sorrows. 1 Ti. What shall we do to these men ? for that vi. 10. indeed a notable miracle hath been done by Until this day.] That field (the potter's them is manifest to all them that dwell in field) was called the field of blood unto this Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. But that day. Mat. xxvii. 8. it spread no further among the people, let us 16 The eleven disciples.] Afterward (after straitly threaten them, that they speak hence- Jesus had appeared to the two disciples on forth to no man in this name. And they their way to Emmaus) he appeared unto the called them, and commanded them not to eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. them with their unbelief, and hardness of But Peter and John answered, and said unto heart, because they believed not them which them, Whether it be right in the sight of God had seen him after he was risen. Mar. xvi. to hearken unto you more than unto God, 14. Have not I chosen you twelve, and one judge ye; for we cannot but speak the things of you is a devil? John vi. 70. And when which we have seen and heard. So when they were come in "they” (“the disciples") they had further threatened them, they let went up into an upper room, where abode them go, finding nothing how they might both Peter, and James, and John, and Anpunish them, because of the people; for all drew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and men glorified God for that which was done. Matthew, James the son of Alpheus, and VOL. II.
17 tain where Jesus had appointed them. And when they saw him, 18 they worshipped him: but some doubted. And Jesus came and
spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven
Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of is thy Lord, and worship thou him. Ps. xlv. James. These all continued with one accord 11. All men should honour the Son, even in prayer and supplication with the women, as they honour the Father. He that honoureth and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his not the Son honoureth not the Father which brethren. And in those days Peter stood up hath sent him. John v. 23. in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the But some doubted.] After “ that" (" that number of the names together were about an Christ was seen of Cephas”) he was seen of hundred and twenty,) Men and brethren, this above five hundred brethren at once, of whom scripture must needs have been fulfilled, the greater part remain unto this present; which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of but some are fallen asleep. I Co. xv. 6. David spake before concerning Judas, which 18 All power is given unto me, &c.] See was guide to them that took Jesus; for he chap. xi. 27. Verily I say unto you, There be was numbered with us, and had obtained some standing here which shall not taste of part of this ministry. Now this man pur- death till they see the Son of man coming in chased a field wi the reward of iniquity; kingdom. Mat. xvi. 28. Yet have I set and falling headlong he burst asunder in the my King upon my holy hill of Zion. I will midst, and all his bowels gushed out. And declare the decree; the Lord hath said unto it was known unto all the dwellers at Jeru- me, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotsalem, insomuch as that field is called in their ten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee proper tongue, Aceldama; that is to say, The the heathen for thine inheritance, and the field of blood. For it is written in the book uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's let another take. Wherefore of these men vessel. Ps. ii. 6-9. Thou spakest in vision which have accompanied with us, all the time to thy Holy One, and saidst, I have laid help that the Lord Jesus went in and out among upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one us, beginning from the baptism of John unto chosen out of the people. Ps. lxxxix. 19. that same day that he was taken up from us, Also I will make him my first-born, higher must one be ordained to be a witness with us than the kings of the earth. Ps. lxxxix. 27. of his resurrection. And they appointed two, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed right hand until I make thine enemies thy Justus, and Matthias. And they prayed, and footstool. The Lord shall send the rod of thy said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midge all men, shew whether of these two thou hast of thine enemies. Thy people shall be willchosen; that he may take part of this mi- ing in the day of thy power: in the beauties nistry and apostleship, from which Judas by of holiness, from the womb of the morning transgression fell, that he might go to his own thou hast the dew of thy youth. Ps. ex. 1, 2, place. And they gave forth their lots, and 3. Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is the lot fell upon Matthias ; and he was num- given: and the government shall be upon his bered with the eleven. Ac. i. 13—26. If shoulder; and his name shall be called WanChrist be not risen, then is our preaching derful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The vain, and your faith is also vain; yea, and we everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. are found false witnesses of God, because we Of the increase of his government and peace have testified of God that he raised up Christ, there shall be no end, upon the throne of whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and rise not. I Co. xv. 15.
to establish it with judgment and with justice, Went away into Galilee.] See verses 7. 10. from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of After I am risen again (said Jesus to his dis- the Lord of hosts will perform this. ls. ix. ciples), I will go before you into Galilee. 6, 7. And there was given “ him" ("the Mat. xxvi. 32.
Son of man") dominion, and glory, and a 17 When they saw him.] Verily I say kingdom, that all people, nations, and lanunto you (said Jesus), There be some standing guages, should serve him. His dominion is here which shall not taste of death till they an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. away; and his kingdom that which shall not Mat. xvi. 28.
be destroyed. Da. vii. 14. “He" (" Jessa," Worshipped him.] See verse 9. Kiss the said the angel to Mary) shall be great, and Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the shall be called the Son of the Highest; and way, when his wrath is kindled but a little: the Lord God shall give unto him the throne blessed are all they that put their trust in of his father David ; and he shall reign over him. Ps. ii. 12. So shall the King greatly the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdesire " thy" (" the Church's") beauty: for he dom there shall be no end. Lu. ii. 32, 33.
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All things are delivered to me of my father the Gentilcs. He shall not cry, nor lift up,
Jews”): but seeing ye put it from you, and