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ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus
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Chapter LI.—The majesty of Christ.

And that the Spirit of prophecy might signify to us that He who suffers these things has an ineffable origin, and rules His enemies, He spake thus: “His generation who shall declare? because His life is cut off from the earth: for their transgressions He comes to death. And I will give the wicked for His burial, and the rich for His death; because He did no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth. And the Lord is pleased to cleanse Him from the stripe. If He be given for sin, your soul shall see His seed prolonged in days. And the Lord is pleased to deliver His soul from grief, to show Him light, and to form Him with knowledge, to justify the righteous who richly serveth many. And He shall bear our iniquities. Therefore He shall inherit many, and He shall divide the spoil of the strong; because His soul was delivered to death: and He was numbered with the transgressors; and He bare the sins of many, and He was delivered up for their transgressions.”18721872    Isa. liii. 8–12. Hear, too, how He was to ascend into heaven according to prophecy. It was thus spoken: “Lift up the gates of heaven; be ye opened, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty.”18731873    Ps. xxiv. 7. And how also He should come again out of heaven with glory, hear what was spoken in reference to this by the prophet Jeremiah.18741874    This prophecy occurs not in Jeremiah, but in Dan. vii. 13. His words are: “Behold, as the Son of man He cometh in the clouds of heaven, and His angels with Him.”18751875    Dan. vii. 13.


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