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C H A P. VI.
Rejection of Christianity
CHAP. V. That the Christian miracles are not recited, or appealed to,
by early Christian writers themselves, fo fully or frequently as might have been expected
CH A P. VI.
Want of universality in the knowledge and reception of
Christianity, and of greater clearness in the evidence
OF THE AUXILIARY EVIDENCES OF
ffa. lii. i 3. liii. " shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted, and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonished at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: so shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him ; for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they confide. Who hath believed our report ? and to whom is the arm of the Lord reyealed ? VOL. II,
For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground : lie hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should defire him. 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 escemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griess, and carried our forrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppreffed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgement; and who shall declare his generation ? for he was cut