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Ch. 21.

SECT. XIII. “ said to my lord, Sit at my right hand until I 44 “ make thy foes thy footstool.” As David thus

calleth him his lord, how can he be David's son? ch. 11; 43. 45 Then in the audience of all the people he said to Mat. 23; 6

46 his disciples, Beware of the scribes who love to Mar. 12; 38 walk in robes, and affect salutations in public Mat. 23; 14.

places, and the principal seats in the synagogues, 47 and the uppermost places at feasts; who devour the

families of widows, and make long prayers for a disguise. These shall suffer the severest punishment.

Mar. 12; 41. XXI. As Jesus was observing the rich casting their

2 gifts into the treasury, he saw an indigent widow
3 throw in two mites. And he said, I tell you truly,

that this poor widow hath cast in more than any of 4 them; for all these, out of their superfluous store,

have thrown into the sacred chest: whereas she hath thrown in all the little she had to subsist upon.



Mat. 24; 1 Mar. 13; 1 ch. 19; 44

5 SOME having remarked that the temple was

adorned with beautiful stones and presents, he said, 6 The time will come when these things which ye

behold, shall be so razed, that one stone will not


ch. 21. 7 be left upon another. Then they asked him, say- Mat. 24; 3.

Mar. 13; S. ing, Rabbi, when will these things be; and what

will be the sign when they are about to be ac8 complished ? He answered, Take care that ye be

not seduced; for many will assume my charac

ter, saying, “I am the person,' and the time ap9 proacheth; therefore do not follow them. But

when ve shall hear of wars and insurrections, be not terrified; for these things must first happen,

but the end will not immediately follow. 10 He added, Then will nation rise against nation, Mat. 24; 7.

Mar. 13; 8.* 11 and kingdom against kingdom. And there shall

be great earthquakes in sundry places, and fa

mines, and pestilences; there shall be also frightful 12 appearances and great prodigies in the sky. But,

before all this, ye shall be apprehended and prose-
cuted, and consigned to synagogues, and impri-

soned, and dragged before kings and governors, 13 because of my name: and this will afford scope for 14 your testimony. Be therefore resolved not to pre15 meditate what defence ye shall make; for I will give

you an utterance and wisdom which none of your 16 adversaries shall be able to refute or resist. And ye

shall be given up even by parents and brothers, and 17 kinsmen, and friends; and some of you they will 18 put to death. And, on my account, ye shall be hat.

ed universally. Yet not a hair of your head shall 19 be lost. Save yourselves by your perseverance. 20 Now when ye shall see Jerusalem invested with Mat. 24; 15.

Mar. 13; 14. armies, know that the desolation thereof is nigh. 21. Then let those in Judea flee to the mountains; let

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CH. 21.

SECT. X111. those in the city make their escape, and let not 22 those in the country enter the city : for these will

be days of vengeance, wherein all the denuncia23 tions of Scripture shall be accomplished. But - woe unto the women with child, and unto them

who give suck in those days : for there shall be

great distress in the land, and wrath upon this peo24 ple. They shall fall by the sword; they shall be

carried captive into all nations; and Jerusalem shall

be trodden by the Gentiles, until the times of the Mat. 24; 29 25 Gentiles be over. And there shall be signs in the Mar. 13; 24: Is. 13; 10. sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon Ezek 32; 7. od

26 the earth the anguish of desponding nations; and 31. & 3; 15. roarings in the seas and floods; men expiring with

the fear and apprehension of those things which are

coming upon the world; for the powers of heaven 27 shall be shaken. Then they shall see the Son of

Man coming in a cloud with great glory and Rev. 1; 7. 28 power. Now when these things begin to be ful.

filled, look up and lift up your heads, because

your deliverance approacheth. Mat. 24; 32: 29 He proposed to them also this comparison : Con

30 sider the fig-tree, and the other trees. When ye

· observe them shooting forth, ye know of your31 selves that the summer is nigh. Know ye in like · manner, when ye shall see these events, that the 32 reign of God is nigh. Verily I say unto you, that : this generation shall not pass, until all. be accom33 plished. Heaven and earth shall fail ; but my 34 words shall not fail. Take heed, therefore, 'to

yourselves, lest your hearts be overcharged with



. ch. 22. surfeiting and drunkenness and worldly cares, and 35 that day come upon you unawares: for, as a net,

it shall enclose all the inhabitants of the earth. 36 Be vigilant, therefore ; praying, on every occa.

sion, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape
all these impending evils, and to stand before the

Son of Man.
.37 Thus Jesus taught in the temple by day, but

retired at night to the mountain called the Mount 38 of Olives. And every morning the people resort, · ed early to the temple to hear him.

· XXII. NOW the feast of unleavened bread, called Mat. 26; 1.

Mar. 14; 1: 2 the passover, being near, the chief priests and the

scribes sought how they might kill him ; for they 3 feared the people. Then Satan entered into Ju- Mat. 26; 14

das, surnamed Iscariot, who was of the number of 4 the twelve. And he went and concerted with the : chief priests and officers, how he might deliver 5 Jesus into their hands. And they were glad, and 6 agreed to give him a certain sum ; which Judas

having accepted, watched an opportunity to de

liver him up without tumult. 7 Now the day of unleavened bread being come, Mat. 26; 17

Mar. 14; 12. on which the passover must be sacrificed, Jesus 8 sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare for 9 us the passover, that we may eat it. They asked 10 him, Where wilt thou that we prepare it ? He an

swered, When ye enter the city, ye will meet a
man carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into
the house which he shall enter, and say to the

CH. 22.

SECT. XIII, 11 master of the house, “ The teacher asketh thee,

•Where is the guest-chamber, where I may eat 12 the passover with my disciples ?' And he will 13 show you a large upper room furnished ; make

ready there. So they went, and having found every

thing as he had told them, prepared the passover. 14 When the hour was come, he placed himself at 15 table with the twelve Apostles, and said to them,

Much have I longed to eat this passover with you 16 before I suffer ! for I declare to you, that I will

never partake of another, until it be accomplished 17 in the kingdom of God. Then taking a cup, he 18 gave thanks, and said, Take this, and share it · amongst you : for I assure you, that I will not

again drink of the product of the vine, until the Mat. 26; 26 19 reign of God be come. Then he took bread, and, Mar 14; 22. 1 Co. 11; 23. having given thanks, broke it, and gave it to them,

saying, This is my body which is given for you. 20 Do this in commemoration of me. He likewise

gave the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is shed for

you. Mat. 26; 21: 21 Mark, however, that the hand of him who beJo. 13; 21 22 trayeth me, is on the table with mine. The Son

of Man is going away, as hath been determined :

nevertheless, woe unto that man by whom he is 23 betrayed. Then they began to inquire among

themselves, which of them it could be that would

do this. 24 There had been also a contention among them, - which of them should be accounted the greatest.

Mar. 14; 18

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