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Shepherds and wise men

Luke 2: Ver. 20. As it was told unto them.

God, to show that he respected not persons, revealed this grand mystery to shepherds and wise men; the one poor, the other rich; the one learned, the other unlearned; the one Jews, the other Gentiles; the one near, the other far off.

I know not where to meet with one teachable hearer

Jeremiah 6:10 To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear [is] uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.

Ver. 10. To whom shall I speak and give warning? Heb., Protest – q.d., I know not where to meet with one teachable hearer in all Jerusalem.

Behold, their ear is uncircumcised. Obstructed and stopped with the “superfluity of naughtiness,” worse than any ear wax, or thick film overgrowing the organ of hearing. Tanquam monstra marina, surda aure Dei verba praetereunt.

The word of the Lord is unto them a reproach. They take reproofs for reproaches. {as Luke 11:45}


Painting: Illustration from the Old French translation of Guillaume de Tyr‘s Histoire d’Outremer

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