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for ever and ever. Blessed be thy glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise.
Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts.
Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanks, giving, and honour, and power, and might, bę unto our God for ever and ever. Amen,
CHAP II. ATTRIBUTES, LIFE, AND EXAMPLE, OF OUR
LORD JESUS CHRIST. Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoul. der : and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it, with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed : it shall bruise thy head and thou shalt bruise his heel.
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
Ishall see him, but not now; I shall behold him, but not nigh; then shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
llear now, 0 Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee : for they are men wondered at: for behold I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.
There shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots ; and the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord : and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears : but with righteousness shall be judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth : and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his mouth shall he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
The spirit of the Lord God is upon me; be. cause the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek ; he hath sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them: that are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn : to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.
The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
Out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
Thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of
thee shall be .come forth unto me, that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings have been of old, from everlasting.
The angel said unto them, fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign up to you ; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, yood will towards men.
There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, to give repentance to Israel; and forgiveness of sins. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.
I am the resurrection and the life. The power of God is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life : no man cometh unto the Father but by me.
Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life ; and the life was the light of men. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
The Father hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us' into the kingdom of his dear Son : in whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins : who is the image of the invisible God, the first born of every creature : for by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: and he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. "
Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of
Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
My Father doth love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself: I have power to lay it down, and I have power
to take it again.
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in times past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by bis Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds ; who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high ; being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
All things are delivered unto me of my Father. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
Lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting upon him: and lo, a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
The high priest said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said : nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
In him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. It pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell.
The Father dwelleth in me. I and my Father are one. I am in the Father, and the Father in me. He that hath seen me, hath seen the Father. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also. All things that the Father hath are mine. All mine are thine, and thine are mine ; and I am glorified in them.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in