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SECT. VII.

сн. 13.

Lu. 21; 7.

for many

assume

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They shall all be so razed, that one stone will

not be left upon another. 3 Afterwards, as he was sitting on the Mount of Mat. 24; $

Olives, over against the templè, Peter, and James, 4 and John, and Andrew, asked him privately, Tell

us, when will this happen? And what will be the 5 sign when all this is to be accomplished ? Jesus

answering them, took occasion to say, Take heed 6 that no 'man seduce you; for will

my character, saying, 'I am the person,' and 7 will seduce many. But when ye hear of wars,

and rumours of wars, be not alarmed; for this

must happen, but the end is not yet. 8 For nation will rise against nation, and king- Mat. 24; 7:

dom against kingdom ; and there will be earth- Mat. 10; 17.

quakes in sundry places, and there will be famines Jo. 16; 2. 9 and commotions. These are the prelude of woes.

But take heed to yourselves; for they will deliver you to councils; and ye will be beaten in the sy

nagogues, and brought before governors and kings 10 for my sake, to bear testimony to them. The

good tidings, however, must first be published 11 amongst all nations. But when they conduct Lu. 12; 1:.

; . you, to deliver you up, have no anxiety beforehand, nor premeditate what ye shall speak; but whatever shall be suggested to you in that mo

ment, speak; for it is not ye that shall speak, but 12 the Holy Spirit. Then the brother will deliver

up the brother to death; and the father the child;

and children will arise against their parents, and 13 procure their death. And on my account ye shall

SECT. VII.

CH. 13.

be hated universally ; but the man who persever

eth to the end shall be saved. Mat. 24; 15. 14 But when ye shall see, in an unsuitable place, Lu. 21; 20: Dan. 9; 26 the desolating abomination foretold by the Pro

phet Daniel, ( Reader attend !) then let those in 15 Judea flee to the mountains; and let not him who

shall be on the roof, go down into the house, nor 16 enter it, to carry any thing out of his house; and

let not him who shall be in the field, turn back to 17 fetch his mantle. But woe to the women with

child, and to them who give suck in those days. 18 Pray, then, that your flight happen not in the win19 ter; because there shall be such affiction, in those

days, as hath not been before, from the beginning

of the world which God created, nor shall be ever 20 after. Had the Lord assigned it a long duration,

no soul could escape; but for the sake of the people whom he hath elected, he hath made its

duration the shorter. Mat. 24; 23. 21 Then if any one shall say to you, 'Lo! the Lu. 17; 23. & 21; 8. · Messiah is here,' or, ‘Lo! he is yonder,' be

22 lieve it not. For false messiahs and false prophets

will arise, who will perform wonders and prodi

gies, in order to impose, if possible, even on the 23 elect. Be ye therefore upon your guard: remem

ber, I have warned you of every thing. Mat. 24; 29. 24 But in those days, after that affliction, the sun Is. 13; 10.

shall be darkened, and the moon shall withhold Ezek, 32;7. 25 her light; and the stars of heaven shall fall; and

10 31. & 3; 15. the powers which are in heaven shall be shaken. Rev. 1; 7.

26 Then they shall see the Son of Man coming in

Lu. 21; 25:

SECT. VII.

Lu. 21; 29

CH. 13. 27 the clouds with great power and glory. Ther, he

will send his messengers, and assemble his elect
from the four quarters of the world, from the ex-

tremities of heaven and earth. 28

Learn now a similitude from the fig-tree. When Mat. 24; 32:

its branches become tender, and put forth leaves, 29 ye know that the summer is nigh. In like manner, when

ye shall see these things happen, know 30 that he is near, even at the door. Verily I say un

to you, that this generation shall not pass until all 31 these things be accomplished. For heaven and

earth shall fail : but my words shall not fail. 32 But of that day, or of that hour knoweth none Mat. 24; 42.

(not the heavenly messengers, no not the Son) but 33 the Father. Be circumspect, be vigilant, and pray; 34 for ye know not when that time will be. When a

man intendeth to travel, he leaveth his household

in charge to his servants, assigneth to every one 35 his task, and ordereth the porter to watch. Watch

ye therefore ; for ye know not when the master of the house will return, whether in the evenings, or

at midnight », or at cockcrowing ss, or in the 36 morning ), lest coming suddenly, he find you

asleep. Now, what I say unto you, I say unto all, Watch.

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32 Twelve.

31 Nine afternoon.
33 Three in the morning.

34 Six.

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SECT. VIII.

SECTION. VIII.

THE LAST SUPPER.

Lii. 2; 1: Jo. 11; 47, 53.

Mat. 26; 6.
Jo. 11; 2.
& 12; 2:

Mat. 26; 1. XIV. AFTERtro days was the feast of the passover,

and of unleavened bread. And the chief priests

and the scribes were contriving how they might take 2 Jesus by surprize, and kill him. They said, how

ever, Not during the festival, for fear of an insur

rection among the people. 3 Now being at table in Bethany, in the house of

Simon (formerly]a leper, there came a woman who had an alabaster box of the balsam of spikenard, which was very costly: and she broke open

the box, 4 and poured the liquor upon his head.

There were some present who said, with secret indignation, 5 Why this profusion of the balsam ? For it could

have been sold for more than three hundred de

narii 35, which might have been given to the poor. 6 And they murmured against her. But Jesus said,

Let her alone. Why do ye molest her? She hath Deu. 15; 11. 7 done me a good office. For ye will have the

poor always amongst you, and can do them good when

ever ye please ; but me ye will not always have. 8 She hath done what she could. She hath before. 9. hand embalmed my body for the funeral. Verily

35 Upwards of 91. sterling.

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SECT, VIII.

I

say

unto you,

Lu. 22; 7

in whatsoever corner of the world the gospel shall be preached, what this woman

hath now done shall be mentioned to her honour. 10 Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, repair- Mat 26; 14

ed to the chief priests, to betray Jesus to them. Lu. 22; 3 11 And they listened to him with joy, and promised

to give him money. Afterwards he sought a fa

vourable opportunity to deliver him up. 12

Now the first day of unleavened bread, when Mat. 26; 17the passover is sacrificed, his disciples said to him,

Whither shall we go to prepare for thy eating the 13 passover ? Then he sent two of his disciples, say

ing to them, Go into the city, where ye will meet 14 a man carrying a pitcher of water, follow him; and

wherever he shall enter, say to the master of the
house, · The teacher saith, Where is the guest-

chamber, in which I may eat the passover with 15 ‘my disciples?' And he will show you a large

upper room ready furnished, there prepare for us. 16 Accordingly his disciples went away, and being

come into the city, found every thing as he had

told them, and prepared the passover. 17 In the evening he went thither with the twelve. Mat. 26; 2018 As they were at table eating, Jesus said, Verily I Jo. 13; 21:

say unto you, that one of you who eateth with me, 19 will betray me. Upon this they became very sor

rowful, and asked him, all of them, one after an20 other, Is it I ? He answering, said to them, It is Ps. 41; 9.

one of the twelve, he who dippeth his morsel in 21 the dish with me. The Son of Man departeth in the manner foretold in Scripture concerning

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