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A Reprover his popular favor.

Jn. 7: 14 About the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught. 15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? 46 The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.

66. Christ a searching reprover.

Is. 11: 3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: 4 But with righteousness shall he 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 lips shall he slay the wicked.

Mal. 3: 2 Who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap. 3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.

Lk. 11: 52 Wo unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.—12: 49 I am come to send fire on the earth, and what will I, if it be already kindled?

Jn. 18: 37 To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. [See Mat., chapters 5th and 23d, throughout.] [See 610-11.]

67. Christ secured some popular favor.

Mat. 21: 8 A very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them in the way. 9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest. [Mk. 11: 8-10.]

Mk. 12: 12 They sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people.

Lk. 4: 14 Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. 15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.-5: 15 So much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear and to be healed by him of their infirmities.

Jn. 6: 15 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed

His crucifixion.

again into a mountain himself alone.—11: 47 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles. 48 If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him.-12: 19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.

68. Christ reviled and persecuted unto death.

Ps. 2:1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his Anointed, saying, 3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

Is. 53: 2 He shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

Mat. 10: 24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. 25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord: if they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? - 13: 55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? 56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? 57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country and in his own house. — 26: 66 What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death. 67 Then did they spit in his face, and buffetted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands, 68 Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?


27: 29 When they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! 30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. 31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him. 34

His humanity.

They gave him vinegar to drink, mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.

Mk. 15: 27 With him they crucify two thieves, the one on his right hand, and the other on his left. 28 And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors. 29 And they that passed by, railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, 30 Save thyself, and come down from the cross. 31 Likewise also the chief priests mocking, said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save. 32 Let Christ, the King of Israel, descend now from the cross, that we may see, and believe. And they that were crucified with him, reviled him.

Lk. 4:28 All they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, 29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill (whereon their city was built,) that they might cast him down headlong.— 16: 14 The Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things, and they derided him.

Jn. 10: 20 And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him? 31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.-19: 5 Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man! 6 When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. [See 467, 511, 690.]

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69. Christ's human soul and body.

Mat. 1: 1 Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the son of Abraham. 8: 20 The Son of Man hath not where to lay his head.*

Lk. 2: 52 Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

Jn. 1: 14 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.

1 Tim. 2:5 There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

Heb. 2: 14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the

*Christ calls himself the Son of Man more than sixty times.

His dependence.

same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 And deliver them, who, through fear of death, were all their life-time subject to bondage. 16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. 17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren; that he might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that he himself hath suffered, being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted. - 4: 15 We have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities: but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

1 Jn. 4: 3 Every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is not of God.

70. Christ's dependence for preservation, knowledge, etc.

Is. 42: 6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thy hand, and will keep thee.

Mk. 13: 32 Of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. [Mat. 24: 36.]

Jn. 5: 19 Then answered Jesus, and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. 30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. -6: 57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. -8: 28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. 29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. -14: 10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you, I speak not of myself: but the Father, that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. -20: 17 I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God.

2 Cor. 13: 4 For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God.

[See his Prayerfulness, 64.]

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His Sonship-his official subjection.

71. Christ called the Son of God in reference to his incarnation.

Ps. 2: 7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

Lk. 1: 35 The angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee, shall be called the Son of God.

Jn. 1: 14 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. 18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

Rom. 1: 3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; 4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.

Gal. 4: 4 When the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.

Heb. 1: 5 Unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? 6 And again, when he bringeth in the first-begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

72. Christ's official subjection to his Father.

Jn. 6: 38 I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. -7: 16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.8: 29 And he that sent me is with me.- 10: 36 Say ye of him whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?12: 49 I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.-14: 28 I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.-17: 3 This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. 8 I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

Rom. 1: 3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; 4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.

1 Cor. 3: 23 Ye are Christ's: and Christ is God's.-11: 3

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