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It is light that breaks the darkness!

Be not at odds with thy morning or pine lost

favours as though owed a thing at daybreak,

whence arisen the actions tugg’d by sure fortune

comest to particular addition¹ and heartache,

pray thee tell of all foisin² and to thine hand hath

God withheld? Pray here-approach abundance,

hence thine near’st of life³ proceed and gain truest

barefaced power, me thinketh more than chance

to hold, be not distemper’d or think stranger is

beyond these clouds of doubt any goodness linger,

havest thou clarity of mind naught to infirm thy

vestiges or want to stand claim, folly by sure ringer,

fear naught a path ahead, no short green grass

or shallow plot, set no censures⁴ to steal happiness,

findest thou royal preparation makes for a joyful heart

overtopping⁵ woe amidst thunderous gratefulness.

1… distinguishing name

2… plenty

3… your vital parts

4… let our opinions await the outcome

5… To check for excessive ambition

Know fulness comes by the knowledge of the grace of God Himself, and for a believer in His truth… the eternal hope mankind can also share in. The resurrection of Jesus, and the eyewitnesses to the actual event in human history, proves beyond the lingering clouded minds the truth of His very claims. Jesus first announced,”Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

Luke 4:21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

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To have fixed on any passage announcing His sufferings (as Isaiah 53:1-12 ), would have been unsuitable at that early stage of His ministry. But He selects a passage announcing the sublime object of His whole mission, its divine character, and His special endowments for it; expressed in the first person, and so singularly adapted to the first opening of the mouth in His prophetic capacity, that it seems as if made expressly for this occasion. It is from the well-known section of Isaiah’s prophecies whose burden is that mysterious “SERVANT OF THE LORD,” despised of man, abhorred of the nation, but before whom kings on seeing Him are to arise, and princes to worship; in visage more marred than any man and His form than the sons of men, yet sprinkling many nations; laboring seemingly in vain, and spending His strength for naught and in vain, yet Jehovah’s Servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and be His Salvation to the ends of the earth ( Isaiah 49:1-26 , &c.). The quotation is chiefly from the Septuagint version, used in the synagogues.