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PROPHECIES OF ISAIAH,
MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL AT DAIRSII.,
ALL THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH ARE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS, THERE
IS NOTHING FROWARD OR PERVERSE IN THEM. THEY ARE ALL PLAIN TO HIM THAT UNDERSTANDETH, AND RIGHT TO THEM
THAT FIND KNOWLEDGE. PROV. VIII, 8, 9. FOR WHATSOEVER THINGS WERE WRITTEN AFORETIME, WERE
WRITTEN FOR OUR LEARNING; THAT WE, THROUGH PATIENCE AND COMFORT OF THE SCRIPTURES, MIGHT HAVE HOPE. ROM. IV. 4.
LONDON: PRINTED FOR J. JOHNSON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD; J.MATHEWS, STRAND; W.LAING,J.&J.FAIRBAIRN,
AND JOHN OGLE, EDINBURGH.
THE favour and attention shewn by the Public to Lectures on the First Twelve Chapters of Isaiah, have induced the Author to lay before them another Volume. If any apology is thought necessary for this publication, he would gladly rest it on motives of gratitude, for that indulgence and encouragement by which he is animated to proceed in his labours. Such is the variety of taste and sentiment, that possibly the Lectures formerly published, may appear to some Readers more important and interesting than those contained in this Volume; to others, those now presented to the Public, may be thought more instructive and useful: and there is litde doubt, that both these opinions will be reversed. The subjects treated in the first part of these Prophecies, must be allowed to possess a decided superiority to those contained in the Twelve Chapters that immediately follow, which chiefly relate to matters of less general moment and utility. They are therefore discussed with greater brevity, according to the apprehended importance of the several topics which are occasionally introduced. The subjects of which the Prophet discourses in the next Six Chapters, are unquestionably of equal excellence and sublir mity with those comprised in the former Volume, and elucidated with no less elegance and beauty. They consequently claim a more full discussion, and are more amply illustrated in the latter part of these Lectures. The Author continues his ardent wishes, that the God of all grace may abundantly bless this Exposition, and render it effectual for promoting the best interests of those who are pleased to read it.