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And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed; and all ftesh shall see it together. For the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. 46. He describes the Character and

Sufferings of Christ. The spirit of the Lord God is upon him: for he hath anointed him to preach the Gospel to the poor; to heal the broken hearted, to give freedom to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind; to set at liberty the oppressed, and to proclaim the acceptable year of the

Lord.

He was oppressed and afflicted; yet he opened not his mouth. As a larnb led to slaughter, or as a sheep before his shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.

47. He foretells the Death of Christ

for our Redemption, He was taken from prison and from judgmeut, and cut off from the land of the living; for the wickedness of my people was he slain. Yet had he done no wrong, nor was guile in his mouth

By the knowledge of him shall many be saved : for he shall remove their sins, Therefore will I give him the great for his portion, and the mighty for his reward : because he poured out his soul unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors; and bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors, 48. He foretells the Success of

the Gospel. How beautiful upon the mountains, are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, and publisheth Salvation; that saith unto Zion thy God reigneth.

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the sinful man his thoughts, and turn unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, and he will pardon him.

And the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

49. The History continued. During the reign of Hezekiah, king of Judah, the king of Assyria made war against the kingdom of Israel, and conquered it, and

carried away the ten tribes captive.

Because they obeyed not the voice of the Lord their God, but transgressed his Covenant : and obeyed not the law which he had given them by his servant Moses.

And Hezekiah died, and Manasseh his son reigned over Judah, But he worshipped idols, and did evil in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord delivered bim into the hands of the king of Babylon. who bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon. Then he prayed unto the Lord, who heard his prayer,

and restored him to his kingdom. But his son Amon sacrificed unto carved images, and sinned

before the Lord, and he was slain by his own servants. 50. The Seventy Years Captivity,

1st Part. Then Josiah his son reigned in his stead; and he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord ; and repaired the temple, and worshiped God with a pure and honest heart. But, after him his sons did wickedly, and rebelled against the Lord, and worshipped carved images. and they were carried prisoners to Babylon.

And in the reign of his grandson Zedekiah the king, and all the people sinned greatly against the Lord ; and poluted the temple, and despised his commandments. And the Lord delivered

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