THE HARMONY OF ALL THE PRO∣PHETS.
1. His Fore-runner, the BAPTIST.
BEHOLD, I will send my Messen∣ger, * and he shall prepare the way before me, &c.
A Voice cryeth * in the Wildernesse, Prepare you the way of the Lord, make strait in the desart a path for our God.
And the glory of the Lord shal be reuealed, and all flesh shal * see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
And thou, Babe, shalt be called * the Prophet of the most High: for thou shalt goe before the face of the Lord, to prepare his wayes,
And to giue knowledge of Saluation vnto his people, by the * remission of their sinnes:
Through the tender mercy of * our God, whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited vs.
To giue light to them that sit in darknes, & in the shaddow of * death: and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
And he shall turne the heart of * the Fathers to the Children, and the heart of the children to their fathers: lest I come and smite the earth with cursing.
And if ye will receiue it, Iohn* is that Elias (saith Christ) which was to come.
2. His owne comming or Birth.
THere shall come a Starre of *Iacob: and a Scepter shall a∣rise of Israel, that shall smite the coasts of Moab, and destroy the sonnes of Sheth.
O Zion, that bringest good ti∣dings, * get thee vp into the high Mountaines: O Ierusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift vp thy voice with strength, lift it vp, be not afraid; Say to the Cities Page 4 of Iudah, Behold your GOD.
Behold, the Lord God will * come with power, and his arme shall rule for him: Behold, his re∣ward is with him, and his worke is before him.
Therefore thus saith the Lord * God; Behold, I will lay in Sion a Stone, a tryed Stone, a precious Corner Stone, a sure foundation, he that beleeueth, shall not make haste.
For vnto Vs a Child is Borne, and vnto Vs a Sonne is Giuen, * and the gouernment is vpon his shoulder: and hee shall call his Name Wonderfull, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Euerlasting Father, the Prince of Peace, the increase of his gouernment and peace shall haue no end.
I will giue vnto Ierusalem one * that shall bring good tidings vn∣to it.
Page 5 And their noble Ruler shall be * of themselues, and their Gouer∣nour shal proceed from the midst of them: and I will cause him to draw neere & approch vnto mee. For who is this that directeth his heart to come vnto me (saith the Lord?)
In those dayes, and at that time, * will I cause the Branch of Righ∣teousnes to grow vp vnto Dauid: and he shall execute Iudgement and Righteousnes in the Land.
Behold I will bring forth the * Branch my Seruant.
For loe, the Stone that I haue * laid before Iehoshua, vpon that one Stone there shall bee seuen eyes: Behold, I will cut out the grauing thereof, saith the Lord of Hosts: and I will take away the iniquitie of the Land in one day.
And the Lord whom ye seeke, * shall speedily come to his Tem∣ple; euen the Messenger of the Couenant whom ye desire: Be∣hold, he shall come, saith the Lord of Hosts.
But who may abide the day of * his comming? and who shall en∣dure when he appeareth? For he is like a purging fire, and like Ful∣lers Sope.
And hee shall sit downe to try * and fine the siluer: hee shall euen fine the sonnes of Leui, and puri∣fie them as gold and siluer, that they may bring offrings vnto the Lord in righteousnesse.
And the Redeemer shall come * vnto Zion; and vnto them that turne from Iniquitie in Iacob, saith the Lord.
3. The time of his comming, or Birth.
THe Scepter shall not depart * from Iudah, nor a Law-giuer from betweene his feete, vntill Shiloh come: and the people shall be gathered vnto him.
Now assemble thy Garrisons, * O Daughter of Garrisons (Ierusa∣lem) he hath laid siege against vs: they shall smite the Iudge of Is∣rael with a Rod vpon the cheeke.
And thou Bethleem Ephrathah,* &c. out of thee shall hee (then) come forth vnto me, that shall be the Ruler in Israel.
And there shall bee a day (it is * knowne to the Lord) neither day nor night, but about the euening time it shall be light: (that is, there shal be a gloomy time of trouble and subiection: in the end where∣of Page 8 God shall send spirituall com∣fort to the Iewes.)
And in that day shall there wa∣ters * of Life goe out from Ierusa∣lem, halfe of them toward the East Sea, and halfe of them toward the vttermost Sea, and shall bee both in Summer and Winter.
Seuenty Weeks (which was * 490. yeeres till Christs comming) are determined vpon thy People, and vpon the holy Citie, to finish the wickednesse, and to seale vp the sinnes, and to reueile the ini∣quitie, and to bring in euerlasting righteousnesse, and to seale vp the Vision and Prophesie, and to anoint the most Holy.
Know therefore and vnder∣stand, * that from the going forth of the commandement to bring againe the people, and to build Ierusalem, vnto Messiah the Prince, shall be seuen weekes, and three∣score Page 9 and two weekes, and the street shal be built againe, and the wall in a troublesome time.
See the Marginall note of the Bible, which explaines this count.
4. The place of his Birth, and of what Tribe he should be of.
AND thou, Bethleem-Ephra∣thah,* art little to bee amongst the thousands of Iudah: yet out of thee shall he come forth vnto mee, that shall bee the Ruler in Israel, whose goings foorth haue beene from the beginning, and from euerlasting.
And he shall stand, and feed in * the strength of the Lord, and in the Maiesty of the Name of the Lord his God, & they shall dwell still: for now shall he be magni∣fied vnto the ends of the world: And he shall be our peace.〈2 pages missing〉
8. Hee is carried to Egypt after his Birth, that it might bee fulfilled,
OVt of Egypt haue I called * my Sonne.
9. A great slaughter of the Bethlee∣mite children ensueth there∣after; whereby this Prophesie was fulfilled,
IN Rhama was a voice heard, * mourning and weeping, and great howling; Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they were not.
10. After his returne, he is brought and abides in Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Prophets, *
THat hee should bee called a Nazarite.
11. He should be God.
OZion, that bringest good ti∣dings, * &c. say to the Cities of Iudah, Behold your God.
For vnto vs a Child is borne, * and vnto vs a Sonne is giuen, and his Gouernment is vpon his shoulder: and hee shall call his Name, Wonderfull, Counsellor, The mighty God, &c.
Say to them that are fearefull, * Be strong, feare not, behold, your God commeth with vengeance; euen God with a recompence, he will come and saue you.
Then shall the eyes of the blind * be lightened, and the eares of the deafe be opened.
And in that day shall men say, * Loe, this is our God; wee haue waited for him, and hee will saue vs.
12. He should be Man.
THe [Seed] of the Woman * shall bruise downe the head of the Serpent.
In thee, and in [thy Seed] shall * all the Families of the earth bee blessed.
I will raise them vp a Prophet * from amongst their Brethren [like vnto thee] and will put my words in his mouth, and hee shall speake vnto them all that I com∣mand him: and whosoeuer will not hearken to my words, which he shall speake in my name, I will require it of him.
And their noble Ruler shall * bee of themselues, and their Go∣uernour shall proceed from the midst of them.
He is a Man, full of sorrowes, * & hath experience of infirmities.
13. Hee should be both, vnited in one Person.
ANd they shall call his name *Immanuel: which is by Inter∣pretation, God with vs.
14. The Spirit of God should rest vpon him: as was visibly seene in his Baptisme.
BEhold, my Seruant, I will * stay vpon him [mine Elect, in whom my soule delighteth] I haue put my Spirit vpon him, he shall bring forth Iudgement to the Gentiles.
And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest vpon him: the Spirit * of wisedome and vnderstanding: the Spirit of counsell & strength: the Spirit of knowledge, and of the feare of the Lord:
But with righteousnesse shall he * iudge the poore, and with equity shall he reproue for the meeke of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
And iustice shall be the girdle * of his loynes, and faithfulnesse the girdle of his reynes.
15. His name should bee IESVS CHRIST, or a Sauior anoin∣ted by God: and to what end his comming and anointing should be.
ANd thou shalt know, that I * the Lord am thy Sauiour, and they Redeemer, the mighty one of Iacob.
The Spirit of the Lord is vp∣on * mee; therefore hath the Lord anointed me: hee hath sent mee to preach good tidings to the poore, to binde vp the broken∣hearted, to preach libertie to the captiues, and to them that are bound, the opening of the prison.
To preach the acceptable yeere * of the Lord, and the day of ven∣geance of our God, to comfort all that mourne.
To appoint vnto them that * mourne in Zion, and to giue vn∣to them beauty for ashes, the oyle of ioy for mourning; the garment of gladnes, for the spirit of hea∣uinesse; that they might be called The trees of righteousnes, The planting of the Lord, that hee might be glorified.
That thou maist open the eyes * of the blinde, and bring out the prisoners from the prison: and them that sit in darknes, out of the prison house.
The Kings of the earth band * themselues, and the Princes are assembled together, against the Lord, and against his Christ.
Thou louest righteousnesse, and * hatest wickednesse: because God, euen thy God hath anointed thee with the oyle of gladnes aboue thy fellowes.
16. His Kingly Office, and admi∣nistration thereof.
HE shall sit vpon the Throne * of Dauid, and vpon his King∣dome to order it: and to stablish it with iudgment & with 1 iustice, from henceforth, euen for euer: The zeale of the Lord of Hosts will performe this.
With righteousnes shall hee * iudge the poore, and with equity shall he reproue for the meeke of the earth: and 2 he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
And Iustice shall be the girdle * of his loynes, and faithfulnesse the girdle of his reines.
Behold, the dayes come (saith * the Lord) that I will raise vnto Dauid a righteous Branch: and a King shall reigne, and prosper, and shall execute Iudgement and iustice in the earth.
He shall be great, and he shal be called, The Sonne of the most High:* and the Lord shall giue vnto him the Throne of his father Dauid.
For, behold, I gaue him for a * witnesse (saith the Lord) to the people: for a Prince, and a Master vnto the people.
17. His Priestly Office. What sacri∣fice hee should offer; and for whom he should pray.
YEt the Lord would breake * him, and make him subiect to infirmities.
When hee shall make g his Soule an offering for sinne, hee shall see his seed, and prolong his dayes: and the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
Therefore will I giue him a * portion with the great, and hee shall diuide the spoile with the strong, because hee hath powred Page 22 out his soule vnto death: and hee was counted with the Transgres∣sors, and bare the sinnes of many; and iprayed for the trespassers.
18. His Propheticall Office, and Pa∣stor all function, abrogating ig∣norance, & restoring light, &c.
HEe hath sent mee to preach * good tidings vnto the poore, to binde vp the broken-hearted, to preach libertie to the captiues; and to them that are bound, the opening of the prison.
To preach the acceptable yeere * of the Lord, and the day of ven∣geance of our God, to comfort all that mourne.
Then shall the eyes of the blind * be lightened, and the eares of the deafe be opened.
Moreouer the light of the * Moone shall bee as the light of the Sunne; and the light of the Sunne shalbe seuen-fold, and like the light of seuen dayes, in the day that the Lord shall binde vp the breach of his people, and heale the stroke of their wound.
The Lord thy God (saith Moses* to Israel) will raise vp vnto thee a Prophet like vnto mee, from a∣mong yee, euen of thy Brethren, vnto him ye shall hearken.
He shall seed his Flocke like a *Shepheard, hee shall gather the Lambs with his arme, and carry them in his bosome, and shall guide them with yong.
Thus saith the Lord, In an ac∣ceptable * time haue I heard thee, and in a day of Saluation haue I helped thee: and I will preserue thee, and giue thee for a Coue∣nant of the people, that thou maist raise vp the earth, and ob∣taine the inheritance of the deso∣late heritages.
That thou mayst say to the pri∣soners, * Goe forth, and to them that are in darknesse, Shew your selues: they shall feede in the wayes, and their pastures shall be in all the tops of the Hils.
They shall not be hungry, nei∣ther shall they be thirstie, neither * shall the heat smite them, nor the Sun: for he that hath compassion on them, shall leade them, euen to the springs of waters shall hee driue them.
19. He should be the naturall Sonne of God: and therefore n•…t begot∣ten by man, but conceiued of the holy Ghost.
I Will declare the Decree: that is, the Lord hath said vnto me, * Thou art my Sonne, this day, I haue begotten thee.
Kisse the Sonne, lest he be angry, * and ye perish in the way, when his wrath shall suddenly burne: blessed are all that trust in him.
Thou beheldest, till a stone was * cut off the Mountaine, without hands, which smote the Image vpon his feet.
And whosoeuer shall fall on * this stone, he shall be broken: but on whomsoeuer it shall fall, it will dash him in pieces.
And the Angell answered, and * said vnto her, The Holy Ghost shall come vpon thee, & the pow∣er of the most High shall ouer∣shaddow thee. Therfore also that Holy thing which shall be borne of thee, shall be called the Sonne * of God.
20. His low abasement vpon earth.
I Am a Worme: and not a Man: a shame of men, and the con∣tempt * of the people.
But hee shall grow vp before him as a Branch, and as a Roote * out of a dry ground: he hath nei∣ther forme nor beauty: when wee shall see him, there shall bee no Page 27 forme that we should desire him.
He is despised and reiected of * men, he is a man ful of sorrowes, and hath experience of infirmi∣ties, wee hid as it were our faces from him: he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
21. His perfect obedience vnto the Father.
THe Lord God hath opened * my eare, and I was not rebel∣lious, neither turned I backe.
Then said I, Loe, I come: for * in the Roll of the Booke it is writ∣ten of me.
I desired to doe thy good will, * O my God: yea thy Law is with∣in my heart.
I haue declared thy righteous∣nesse in the great Congregation: * Loe, I will not refraine my lips, O Lord, thou knowest, &c.
For all his lawes were before me: and I did not cast away his * commandements.
I was vpright also with him: * and haue kept mee from wicked∣nesse.
Therefore the Lord rewarded * me according to my righteous∣nesse, and according to the pure∣nesse of my hands in his sight.
Thou louest righteousnesse, and * hatest wickednesse: because God, euen thy GOD, hath anointed thee with the oyle of gladnes a∣boue thy fellowes.
22. His meeknesse and mercy to∣wards man.
23. His humble behauiour, and ri∣ding to Ierusalem on an Asse-Colt, Math. 21.
HEe shall not cry, nor lift vp, * nor cause his voice to bee heard in the street.
Reioyce greatly, O Daughter * Zion: Shout for ioy, O Daughter Ierusalem: Behold, thy King com∣meth vnto thee: he is iust, and sa∣ued himselfe: poore, and riding vpon an Asse, and vpon a Colt, the Foale of an Asse.
24. His zealous purging of the Temple.
FOr the zeale of thine House * hath eaten mee: and the re∣bukes of them, that rebuked thee, are falne vpon mee.
25. The children cry in the Temple, Hosanna, to the Sonne of Da∣uid, as it is written.
BY the mouthes of Babes and sucklings, thou hast made per∣fect * thy praise.
26. The time of his suffering.
ANd after threescore and two * weekes, (which is 439. yeeres after the building of the Temple, at the commandement of Darius) shall Messiah bee slaine, and shall haue nothing, &c.
And he shall confirme the Co∣uenant * with many for one weeke: (till that eternall Sabbath) and in the middest of the weeks (that is, after three yeeres preaching, or thereabout,) he shall cause the sa∣crifice and the oblation to cease, Page 31 (Christ accomplishing and abro∣gating the same by his Deat•… and * Passion) &c.
27. His betrayer, Iudas a Disciple.
YEa my familiar friend, whom * I trusted, which did eate of my bread, hath lifted vp the heele a∣gainst me.
Surely mine enemy did not de∣fame * me, for I could haue borne it; neither did mine Aduersarie exalt himselfe against mee, for I would haue hid my selfe from him.
But it was thou, O man, euen * my companion, my guide, and my familiar,
Which delighted in consulting * together, & went into the House of God as companions.
And haue rewarded mee euill * for good: and hatred for my friendship.
Let his dayes bee few: and let * another take his charge.
28. His exercise in the Garden, be∣fore hee was betrayed, and what he suffered there.
FOr my friendship, they were * my Aduersaries: but I gaue my selfe to Prayer.
From aboue hee sent fire into * my bones.
Mine eyes do faile with teares: * my bowels swell: my Liuer is powred vpon the earth, &c.
Behold, O Lord, how I am troubled: my bowels swell, my heart is turned within mee, for I am full of heauinesse.
29. The price for which he was sold, and how it was bestowed.
SO they weighed for my wages * (or price) thirty pieces of siluer. And the Lord said vnto mee, * Cast it vnto the Potter: a goodly price, that I was valued at of them. And I tooke the thirty pie∣ces of siluer, and cast them to the Potter in the House of the Lord.
30. The scattering of his Disciples when he was betrayed, and ta∣ken, Math. 26.
31. His preceding sufferings, before his crucifying, in Sco•…rging, Buffeting, Spetting, &c.
I Gaue my back vnto the smi∣ters, * and my cheekes to the nippers: I hid not my face from shame and spetting.
As many were astonied at thee * (his visage was so deformed of men, and his forme of the sonnes of men) so shall he sprinkle many Nations.
32. How his garments should bee parted.
THey parted my garments a∣mongst * them, and did cast Lots vpon my Vesture.
33. How hee should bee nayled on a Crosse.
THey pearced my hands and * my feete.
And in that he was to redeeme * vs from the curse of the Law, be∣ing made a curse for vs: it behoo∣ued so to be, as it is written,
Cursed is euery one that hang∣eth * on a Tree.
34. That hee should be crucified be∣tweene Malefactors.
ANd hee was counted with * the Transgressors.
35. How hee should bee mocked and taunted, both in words and gesture.
ALl they that see me, haue me * in derision: they make a mow, and nod the head, saying,
I became also a rebuke vnto * them: they that looked vpon me, shaked their heads.
I was a derision to all my peo∣ple, * and their song all the day.
36. What drinke he should get vpon the Crosse.
FOr they gaue mee Gall in my * meate, and in my thirst they gaue me Vineger to drinke.
37. How hee should bee forsaken of all.
REbuke hath broken my heart, * and I am full of heauinesse: and I looked for some to haue pi∣tie on me, but there was none: and for comforters, but I found none.
Page 37 For these things I weepe, mine * eye, euen mine eye casts out wa∣ter: because the Comforter that should refresh my soule is farre from mee: and my children are desolate, because the enemy hath preuailed.
38. The last words that hee should vse.
COmplaining. My God, my * God, why hast thou forsa∣ken me?
Interceding. And he prayed for * the trespassers.
Recommending. Into thy hand, * O Lord, I recommend my Spirit.
39. His patience that he should haue in all his sufferings.
HE was oppressed, and hee * was afflicted, yet did he not open his mouth: Hee is brought Page 38 as a Sheepe to the slaughter, and as a Sheepe before her shearer is dumbe, so hee opened not his mouth.
Thus am I, as a man that heares * not: and in whose mouth are no reproofes.
For on thee, O Lord, doe I wait: thou wilt heare mee, my * Lord, my God.
40. For whom hee should suffer all these things, and his owne in∣nocencie therein.
BVt hee was wounded for our * transgressions, he was broken for our iniquities: the chastise∣ment of our peace was vpon him, and with his stripes wee are healed.
And hee made his graue with * the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though hee had done no wickednesse, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
41. His legges were not broken, as the others were that were cruci∣fied with him, as was foretold.
NOt a Bone of him shall bee broken. *
42. His side was pearced with a Speare, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
ANd I will powre vpon the * house of Dauid, and vpon the inhabitants of Ierusalem, the spi∣rit of grace and of compassion, and they shall looke vpon mee whom they haue pearced.
44. His Resurrection.
VVHerefore mine heart is * glad, and my tongue re∣ioyceth: my flesh also doth rest in hope.
For thou wilt not leaue my * soule in the graue; neither vvilt thou suffer thy Holy One to see corruption.
Thou wilt shew mee the path of life: in thy presence is the ful∣nesse * of ioy, and at thy right hand are pleasures for euermore.
45. His victory ouer Satan, Death, the Graue, and all our enemies.
THe [Seed] of the Woman * shall bruise downe the head of the Serpent.
And hee will destroy in his * Mountaine, the couering, that couereth all people: and the vaile that is spred vpon all Nations.
He will destroy death for euer, * and the Lord God will wipe away the teares from all faces, and the rebuke of his people will hee take away, out of all the earth: For the Lord hath spoken it.
And in that day shall men say, * Loe, this is our God, wee haue waited vpon him, and hee will saue vs: This is the Lord: we haue waited for him, we will re∣ioyce, and bee ioyfull in his sal∣uation.
46. His Ascension, or exaltation, and sitting at the right hand of the Father.
THou art gone vp on high, * thou hast led captiuitie cap∣tiue, and receiued gifts for men: yea euen the rebellious hast thou led, that the Lord God might dwell there.
The Stone which the builders * refused, is made the Head of the corner.
This was the Lords doing, and * it is maruellous in our eyes.
47. The destruction of Ierusalem, that should shortly ensue after the death of the Messiah and his ascension, by Titus, the sonne of Vespasian.
ANd after, the Messiah shall be slaine, the people of the * Prince that shall come, shall de∣stroy the Citie and the Sanctuary, and the end thereof shall be with a floud, and vnto the end of the battell it shall be destroyed by de∣solations.
And for the ouerspreading of * the abominations, hee shall make it desolate, euen vntill the con∣summation determined shall bee powred vpon the desolate.
48. Whereby? How? And who are saued by him?
ANd with his stripes wee are * healed.
And, as many were astonied at * thee (his visage was so deformed of men, & his forme of the sonnes of men) so shall he sprinkle many Nations.
Thou also shalt be saued through * the bloud of the Couenant.
By the knowledge of himselfe * shall my righteous seruant iustifie many: for he shall beare their ini∣quities.
Looke vnto mee, and ye shall be * saued, all the ends of the earth shal be saued: for I am God, and there is no other.
And the Redeemer shall come * vnto Zion, and vnto them that turne from iniquitie in Iacob, saith the Lord.
49. The Calling of the Gentiles, and largenesse of his Dominion ther∣by, (with the perpetuitie there∣of) according to Noahs wish, * and the Promise made to A∣braham.*
ASke of mee, and I shall giue * thee the Heathen for thine inheritance, and the ends of the earth for thy possession.
His Dominion also shall bee * from Sea to Sea, and from the Riuer vnto the ends of the Land.
They that dwell in the Wil∣dernesse, * shall kneele before him: and his enemies shall licke the dust, &c.
Yea, all Kings shall worship him: * and all Nations shal serue him.
I will giue thee for a Couenant * of the people, and for a light of the Gentiles.
I will also giue thee for a light * to the Gentiles, that thou mayst be my saluation, to the end of the world.
Thus saith the Lord God, Be∣hold, * I will lift vp my hand to the Gentiles, and set vp my Standard to the people: and they shal bring thy sonnes in their armes: and thy daughters shall bee carried vpon their shoulders.
And Kings shall be thy nursing Fathers, and Queenes shall be thy * nurses: and they shall worship thee with their faces towards the earth, &c.
Behold, thou shalt call a Nation * that thou knowest not, and a Na∣tion that knew not thee, shall run vnto thee, because of the Lord thy God, and the Holy One of Israel, for he hath glorified thee.
I haue beene sought of them that asked not: I was found of * them that sought mee not: I said, Behold me, behold me, vnto a Na∣tion that called not vpon my Name.
And the Kingdome, and the * dominion of the greatnesse of the Kingdome vnder the whole Hea∣uen, shall bee giuen to the holy people of the most High, whose Kingdome is an euerlasting King∣dome, and all Powers shall serue and obey him.
But in the last dayes it shall * come to passe, that the mountaine of the House of the Lord shall be * prepared in the top of the Moun∣taines, and it shall bee exalted a∣boue the Hils, and people shall flowe vnto it:
Yea many Nations shall come, * and say; Come, and let vs goe vp to the Mountaine of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Iacob, and hee will teach vs his wayes, and wee will walke in his paths: for the Law shall goe forth of Zion, and the Word of the Lord from Ierusalem, &c.
Thus saith the Lord of Hosts, * that there shall yet come people, and the inhabitants of great Ci∣ties.
Yea great People and mighty * Nations shall come to seeke the Lord of Hosts in Ierusalem, and to pray before the Lord, &c.
And the Lord shal be King ouer * all the earth: in that day shal there be one Lord, and his Name shall be one.
And in these dayes of these * Kings, shall the God of heauen set vp a Kingdome, which shall neuer be destroyed: and this Kingdome shall not be giuen to another peo∣ple, but it shall breake and destroy all these Kingdomes, and it shall stand for euer.
Thy Throne, O God, is for euer * and euer: the Scepter of thy King∣dome is a scepter of righteousnes.
50. The conuersion of the Iewes, and what shall precede the same.
Afterward shall the children of Israel conuert, and seeke the Lord their God, and Dauid their King, and shall feare the Lord and his goodnes in the latter dayes.
In those dayes, and at that time, * saith the Lord, the children of Is∣rael shall come, they, and the children of Iudah together, going and weeping shall they goe, and seeke the Lord their God.
Behold, I will bring them from * the North countrey, and gather them frō the coasts of the world, with the blinde and the lame a∣mongst them, with the Woman with child, and her that is deliue∣red also, a great company shall re∣turne hither.
They shall come weeping, and * with mercy will I bring them a∣gaine: I will leade them by the Riuers of water in a straight way wherin they shal not stumble: for I am a Father to Israel, & Ephraim is my first-borne.
And I wil powre vpon the house * of Dauid, and vpon the inhabitants of Ierusalem, the Spirit of grace and of compassion; and they shall looke vpon mee whom they haue pearced, and they shall lament for him, as one mourneth for his only Page 52 sonne, and be sorry for him, as one is sorry for his first-borne.
In that day shal be a great mour∣ning * in Ierusalem, as the mour∣ning of Hadadrimmon in the Val∣ley of Megiddon.
Then shall the children of Iu∣dah,* and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselues one Head, and they shall come vp out of the Land: for great is the day of Israel.
At the same day (saith the Lord) * will I gather her that halteth, and I will gather her that is cast out, and her that I haue afflicted, &c.
51. The free and plentifull offer of grace to both Iew and Gentile.
IN that day there shal be a foun∣taine * opened to the house of Dauid, and to the inhabitants of Ie∣rusalem, for sinne, and for vnclean∣nesse.
Ho, euery one that thirsteth, * come ye to the waters, and ye that haue no siluer: come, buy & eate, come, I say, buy Wine and Milke without siluer, & without money.
Encline your eares, and come * vnto mee: heare, and your soule shall liue, and I will make an euer∣lasting Couenant with you, euen the sure mercies of Dauid.
52. The happy estate of the Church vnder Christ Iesus in the latter time.
BVt in the last daies it shal come * to passe, that the Mountaine of the house of the Lord shall be pre∣pared in the top of the Moun∣taines, Page 54 and it shal be exalted aboue the Hilles, and people shall flowe vnto it.
Yea, many Nations shall come, and say; Come, and let vs goe vp * to the Mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Iacob, and he will teach vs his wayes, and we will walk in his paths: for the Law shall go forth of Zion, & the Word of the Lord from Ierusalem.
And he shall iudge among ma∣ny people, and rebuke mighty Na∣tions * afarre off, & they shal breake their swords into Mattocks, and their Speares into Sithes: Nation shall not lift vp a sword against Nation, neither shall they learne to fight any more.
But they shall sit euery man vn∣der * his Vine, and vnder his Figge∣tree, and none shall make them a∣fraid: for the mouth of the Lord of Hosts hath spoken it.
And I will make her that halted * a remnant; and her that was cast farre off, a mighty Nation; and the Lord shall reigne ouer them in Mount Zion, from henceforth, euen for euer.
And I will reioyce in Ierusalem,* and ioy in my people, & the voice of weeping shal be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
There shall be no more there a * child of yeeres, nor an old man that hath not filled his dayes; for he that shal be an hundreth yeeres old, shall•…dye as a yong man: but the sinner beeing an hundreth yeeres old, shall be accursed.
And they shall build houses, and * inhabite them, and plant Vine∣yards, and eate the fruit of them.
Yea before they call, I will an∣swere; * and whiles they speake, I will heare.
The Wolfe and the Lamb shall * feed together, and the Lyon shall eate straw like the Bullock: and to the Serpent dust shall be his meat. They shall no more hurt nor de∣stroy in all my holy Mountaine.
Looke vpon Zion, the Citie of * our solemne Feasts: thine eyes shall see Ierusalem a quiet habita∣tion, a Tabernacle that cannot be remooued, and the stakes thereof can neuer be taken away, neither shall any of the cords thereof bee broken.
For the Lord is our iudge, the * Lord is our Lawgiuer, the Lord is our King, he will saue vs.
Behold, a King shall reigne in * Iustice, and the Princes shall rule in Iudgement.
And that man shall bee as a hi∣ding place from the winde, and as * a refuge for the tempest: as Riuers of water in a dry place, and as the shaddow of a great Rocke in a weary Land.
The eyes of the seeing shall not * be shut; and the eares of them that heare, shall hearken.
And the heart of the foolish shal * vnderstand knowledge, and the tongue of the stutters shall be rea∣die to speake distinctly.
A niggard shall bee no more * called liberall, nor the churle rich.
And the worke of iustice shall be peace, euen the worke of iustice * and quietnesse, and assurance for euer.
And my people shall dwell in the tabernacle of peace, & in sure * dwellings, and in safe resting pla∣ces, &c.
Hee shall come downe like the raine vpon the mowne grasse: and * as the showres that water the earth.
In his dayes shall the righteous flourish: and aboundance of peace * shall be so long as the Moone en∣dureth.
His dominion also shal be from * Sea to Sea, and from the Riuer, to the ends of the Land.
Yea, all Kings shal worship him: * and all Nations shall serue him.
Hee shall redeeme their soules * from deceit and violence: and deare shall their bloud be in his sight.
His name shall bee for euer: his * name shall endure as long as the Sunne: all Nations shall blesse him, and be blessed in him.
53. His second comming to Iudge∣ment, and the Resurrection of all flesh to appeare before him.
FOr I am sure that my Redee∣mer * liueth, and hee shall stand the last on the earth:
And though after my skinne, * wormes destroy this body, yet shal I see God in my flesh.
Whom I my selfe shall see, and * mine eyes shall behold, and none other for mee, though my reynes be consumed within me.
Hee shall call the heauen aboue, * and the earth, to iudge his people.
Gather my Saints together vn∣to * me: those that make a Coue∣nant with me, with sacrifice.
And the heauens shall declare his righteousnesse; for God is * Iudge himselfe. Selah.
And at that time shall Michael stand vp, the great Prince, which * standeth for the children of thy people, and there shall bee a time of trouble, such as neuer was since there beganne to be a Nation, vn∣to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be deliuered, eue∣ry one that shall be found written in the Booke.
The Thanksgiuing of a Christian Soule for the performance of all these mercifull predictions, and the full accomplishing of that great and glorious worke of our Redemption.
ISAI. 61. 10. & 63. 9.
I Will greatly reioyce in the Lord, and my soule shall bee ioyfull in my God: For hee hath cloathed me with the garments of Saluation, and couered me with the Robe of Righteousnesse; hee hath decked mee like a Bride∣groome, Page 62 and as a Bride tireth her selfe with her Iewels.
In all our troubles he was trou∣bled, and the Angell of his pre∣sence hath saued vs: in his loue and in his mercy hee hath redee∣med vs, and he beares and carries vs alwayes continually.
PSAL. 72. 19.