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which are written of Him in the Law and the Prophets, that is in the whole sacred Scripture; for this treats of Him alone. The reason why many have believed otherwise is, that they have not searched the Scriptures and seen what is there meant by the Law. By the Law there, in a strict sense, the Ten Commandments of the Decalogue are meant; in a wider sense, all that was written by Moses in his five books; and in the widest sense, all the Word. (L. n. 8.)

That the Lord fulfilled all things of the Law means that He fulfilled all things of the Word, is manifest from the passages where it is said that by Him the Scripture was fulfilled, and that all things were finished. As from these: "Jesus went into the synagogue, . . . and stood up to read. There was delivered unto Him the book of the prophet Isaiah; and when He had opened, the book, He found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent Me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the bound, and sight to the blind; . . . to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord. And He closed the book and said. This day is this Scripture fulfilled in your ears" (Luke iv. 16-21). "Ye search the Scriptures, and they testify of Me" (John V. 39). "That the Scripture might be fulfilled. He that eateth bread with Me hath lifted up his heel upon Me" (John xiii. 18). "None of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled" (John xvii. 12). "That the saying might he fulfilled which He spake. Of those whom thou gavest Me I have not lost one" (John xviii. 9). "Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into its place; . . . how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be? . . . But all this was done, that the Scriptures of the Prophets might he fidfilled" (Matt. xxvi. 52, 54, 56). "The Son of Man indeed goeth as it is written of Him; . . . that the Scriptures may be fulfilled" (Mark xiv. 21, 49). "Thus the Scripture was fulfilled which saith, He was numbered with the wicked" (Mark xv. 28; Luke xxii. 37). "That the Scripture might be fulfilled, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots" (John xix. 24). "After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now consummated, that the Scripture might be fulfilled (John xix. 28). "When Jesus had received the vinegar, He said, It is finished," that is, "it is fulfilled" (John xix. 30). "These things were done that the Scripture might he fulfilled, A bone of Him shall not he broken. And again another Scripture saith. They shall look on Him whom they pierced" (John xix. 36, 37). Besides these, in other places passages of the Prophets are adduced where it is not at the same time said that the Law or the Scripture was fulfilled. That the whole Word was written concerning Him, and that He came into the world to fulfil it, He