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MATT. XXIV. 7, 8.

A. D. 33, And I will overthrow the throne of) and pestilences; and fearful sights kingdoms, and I will destroy the and great signs shall there be from strength of the kingdoms of the heaven, Luke xxi. 11. And there shall heathen; and I will overthrow the be signs in the sun, and in the moon, chariots, and those that ride in them: and in the stars; and upon the earth and the horses and their riders shall distress of nations with perplexity; come down, every one by the sword the sea and the waves roaring; Men's of his brother, Hag. ii. 21, 22. For hearts failing them for fear, and for I will gather all nations against Jeru- looking after those things which are salem to battle ; and the city shall be coming on the earth : for the powers taken, and the houses rifled, and the of heaven shall be shaken, 25, 26. women ravished : and half of the city And I will shew wonders in heaven shall go forth into captivity, and the above, and signs in the earth beresidue of the people shall not be cut neath ; blood, and fire, and vapour of off from the city. Then shall the LORD smoke : The sun shall be turned into go forth, and fight against those na- darkness, and the moon into blood, tions, as when he fought in the day of before that great and notable day of battle, Zech. xiv. 2, 3. And it shall the Lord come, Acts ii. 19, 20. And come to pass in that day, that a great there stood up one of them named tumult from the Lord shall be among Agabus, and signified by the Spirit them; and they shall lay hold every that there should be great dearth one on the hand of his neighbour, and throughout all the world : which came his hand shall rise up against the hand to pass in the days of Claudius Cæsar, of his neighbour, 13.

xi. 28. The earth is utterly broken down,

VER. 8. the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. The earth

Πάντα δε ταύτα αρχή ωδίνων. . shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, All a these are the beginning of sor. and shall be removed like a cottage ; and the transgression thereof shall be a And if ye will not yet for all this heavy upon it ; and it shall fall, and hearken unto me, then I will punish not rise again. And it shall come to you seven times more for your sins. pass in that day, that the LORD shall | And I will break the pride of your punish the host of the high ones that power; and I will make your beaven are on high, and the kings of the as iron, and your earth as brass : And earth upon the earth. And they shall your strength shall be spent in vain : be gathered together as prisoners are for your land shall not yield her ingathered in the pit, and shall be shut crease, neither shall the trees of the up in the prison, and after many days land yield their fruits. And if ye shall they be visited. Then the moon walk contrary unto me, and will not shall be confounded, and the sun hearken unto me; I will bring seven ashamed, when the LORD of hosts times more plagues upon you accordshall reign in mount Zion, and in Je- ing to your sins. I will also send rusalem, and before his ancients glo- wild beasts among you, which shall riously, Isa. xxiv. 19—23. For thus rob you of your children, and destroy saith the Lord God; How much your cattle, and make you few in more when I send my four sore judg. number ; and your high ways shall be ments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and desolate. And if ye will not be rethe famine, and the noisome beast, formed by me by these things, but and the pestilence, to cut off from it will walk contrary unto me; Then man and beast? Ezek. xiv. 21. And I will I also walk contrary unto you, will shew wonders in the heavens and and will punish you yet seven times in the earth, blood, and fire, and pil- for your sins. And I will bring a lars of smoke. And the sun shall be sword upon you, that shall avenge turned into darkness, and the moon the quarrel of my covenant; and when into blood, before the great and the ye are gathered together within your terrible day of the LORD come, Joel cities, I will send the pestilence ü. SO, 31. And great earthquakes among you ; and ye shall be deliver. shall be in divers places, and famines, / ed into the hand of the enemy. And

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MATT. XXIV. 8–12.

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when I have broken the staff of your shall be hated of all nations for my bread, ten women shall bake your name's sake. bread in one oven, and they shall de

a See on ch. x. ver. 17. clauses 2,3. liver you your bread again by weight:

b See on chap. xxi. ver. 35. and ye shall eat, and not be satisfied.

c See on chap. x. ver. 22. clauses And if ye will not for all this hearken 1, 2. unto me, but walk contrary unto me;

VER. 10. Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury: and I, even I, will chas.

Και τότε σκανδαλισθήσονται πολλοί, και tise you seven times for your sins. | αλλήλους παραδώσουσι, και μισήσουσιν And ye shall eat the flesh of

αλλήλους.

your sons, and the flesh of your daughters

And then a shall many be offended, and shall ye eat, Lev. xxvi. 18—29. Then shall b betray one another, and shall hate the LORD will make thy plagues won

one another. derful, and the plagues of thy seed, a This thou knowest, that all they even great plagues, and of long con. which are in Asia be turned away tinuance, and sore sicknesses, and of from me; of whom are Phygellus and long continuance, Deut. xxviii. 59. Hermogenes, 2 Tim. i. 15. For DeThe Syrians before, and the Philistines mas hath forsaken me, having loved behind ; and they shall devour Israel this present world, and is departed with open mouth. For all this his unto Thessalonica ; Crescens to Galaanger is not turned away, but his hand tia, Titus unto Dalmatia, iv, 10. At is stretched out still, Isa. ix. 12. There my first answer no man stood with fore the LORD shall have no joy in me, but all men forsook me: I

pray their young men, neither shall have God that it may not be laid to their mercy on their fatherless and widows: charge, 16. See also on chap. xi. ver. for every one is an hypocrite and an 6. clause 2. evil-doer, and every mouth speaketh b See on chap. x. ver. 21. folly. For all this his anger is not

VER. 11. turned away, but his hand is stretched out still, 17. Manasseh, Ephraim ; xai marhcouri mondoús.

Και πολλοί ψευδοπροφήται εγερθήσονται, , and Ephraim, Manasseh ; and they together shall be against Judah. For And a many false prophets shall rise, all this his anger is not turned away,

and shall deceive many. but his hand is stretched out still, 21. a See on ver. 5. Without me they shall bow down

VER. 12. under the prisoners, and they shall Και διά τό πληθυνθήναι την ανομίαν, fall under the slain. For all this his | ψυγήσεται η αγάπη των πολλών.

, anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still, x. 4. For

And a because iniquity shall abound, when they shall say, Peace and safety;

b the love of many shall war cold. then sudden destruction cometh upon

a From whence come wars and fight. them, as travail upon a woman with ings among you? come they not hence, child; and they shall not escape,

even of your lusts that war in your 1 Thess. v. 3. For the time is come members? Ye lust, and have not: ye that judgment must begin at the house kill, and desire to have, and cannot of God: and if it first begin at us, obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have what shall the end be of them that not, because ye ask not. Yeask, and obey not the Gospel of God? And if receive not, because ye ask amiss, that the righteous scarcely be saved, where ye may consume it upon your lusts. shall the ungodly and the sinner ap. Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know pear? 1 Pet. iv. 17, 18.

ye not that the friendship of the world VER. 9.

is enmity with God? whosoever there

fore will be a friend of the world is the Tótt waçadúrovov ipãçais Daítoy

, xai enemy of God, Jam. iv. 1–4. Go to αποκτενούσιν υμάς και έσεσθε μισούμενοι now, ye rich men, weep and howl for υπό πάντων των εθνών, δια το όνομά μου. your miseries that shall come upon

Then * shall they deliver you up to be you. Your riches are corrupted, and afflicted, and b shall kill you: and c ye your garments are motheaten. Your

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MATT. XXIV. 12–15.

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gold and silver is cankered ; and the , unto them, Go ye into all the world, rust of them shall be a witness against and preach the gospel to every creayou, and shall eat your filesh as it were ture. He that believeth and is bapfire. Ye have heaped treasure toge- tized shall be saved; but he that bether for the last days. Behold, the lieveth not shall be damned, Mark hire of the labourers who have reap. xvi. 15, 16. And that repentance and ed down your fields, which is of you remission of sins should be preached kept back by fraud, crieth: and the in his name among all nations, becries of them which have reaped are ginning at Jerusalem, Luke xxiv. 47. entered into the ears of the Lord of But ye shall receive power, after that sabaoth. Ye have lived in pleasure the Holy Ghost is come upon you : on the earth, and been wanton ; ye and ye shall be witnesses unto me have nourished your hearts, as in a both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa, day of slaughter. Ye have condemn- and in Samaria, and unto the uttered and killed the just ; und be doth not most part of the earth, Acts i. 8. But resist you, v. 1--6.

I say, Have they not heard? Yes • Nevertheless I have somewhat verily, their sound went into all the against thee, because thou hast left earth, and their words unto the ends thy first love. Remember therefore of the world, Rom. x. 18. For I will from whence thou art fallen, and re not dare to speak of any of those pent, and do the first works; or else things which Christ hath not wrought I will come unto thee quickly, and by me, to make the Gentiles obedient will remove thy candlestick out of his by word and deed, Through mighty place, except thou repent, Rev. ii. 4, signs and wonders, by the power of 5. I know thy works, that thou art the Spirit of God; so that from Jeruneither cold nor hot: I would thou salem, and round about unto Illyriwert cold or hot. So then because cum, í bave fully preached the Gogthou art lukewarm, and neither cold pel of Christ. Yea, so have I strived nor hot, I will spue thee out of my to preach the Gospel, not where Christ mouth, iii. 15, 16.

was named, lest I should build upon VER. 13.

another man's foundation : But as it

is written, To whom he was not 'o dè inopesivas sis tilos, oitos omdna spoken pf, they shall see : and they

that have not lieard shall understand, But a he that shall endure unto the xv. 18-21. Now to him that is of end the same shall be saved.

power to stablish you according to my a See on chap. x. ver. 22. clause 3. Gospel, and the preaching of Jesus VER. 14.

Christ, according to the revelation of Και κηρυχθήσεται τούτο το ευαγγέλιον | since the world began, But now is

the mystery, which was kept secret της βασιλείας εν όλη την οικουμένη, εις μας- made manifest, and by the Scriptures τύριον πάσι τοις έθνεσι και τότε ήξει το of the prophets, according to the τέλος. .

commandment of the everlasting God, And a this Gospel of the kingdom made known to all nations for the b shall be preached in all the world for a obedience of faith, xvi. 25, 26. Which witness unto all nations, and then shall is come unto you as it is in all the the end come.

world ; and bringeth forth fruit as it a See on chap. iv. ver. 23. clause 3. doth also in you, since the day ye

b And Jesus came and spake unto heard of it, and knew the grace of them saying, All power is given unto God in truth, Col. i. 6. If ye continue me in heaven and in earth. Go ye in the faith grounded and settled, and therefore, and teach all nations, bap- be not moved away from the hope of tizing them in the name of the Father, the Gospel, which ye have heard, and and of the Son, and of the Holy which was preached to every creature Ghost : Teaching them to observe all which is under heaven; whereof I things whatsoever I have commanded Paul am made a minister, 23. you: and, lo, 1 am with you alway,

VER. 15. even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matt. xxviii. 18--20. And he said "Οταν ούν ιδητε το βδέλυγμα της ερημώ

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MATT. XXIV. 15–17.

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GEWS, sò éno in Otà Aanna tou a postou, thyself before thy God, thy words εστώς έν τόσο αγία: (ο αναγινώσκων | were heard, and I am come for thy νοείτω.)

words. But the prince of the kingWhen a ye therefore shall see the dom of Persia withstood me one and abomination of desolation, spoken of by the chief princes, came to help me;

twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy and I remained there with the kings place, (c whoso readeth, let him under- of Persia. Now I am come to make stand:)

thee understand what shall befal thy a But when ye shall see the abomi people in the latter days : for yet the nation of desolation, spoken of by vision is for many days, x. 12–14. Daniel the prophet, standing where it Therefore we ought to give the more ought not, (let him that readeth un earnest heed to the things which we derstand,) then let them that be in have heard, lest at any time we should Judæa flee to the mountains, Mark let them slip, Heb. ii. 1. Blessed is xiii. 14. For the days shall come he that readeth, and they that hear upon thee, that thine enemies shall the words of this prophecy, and keep cast a trench about thee, and compass those things which are written therein : thee round, and keep thee in on every for the time is at hand, Rev. i. 3. He side, Luke xix. 43. And when ye that hath an ear, let him bear what shall see Jerusalem compassed with the Spirit saith unto the churches, armies, then know that the desolation iii. 22. thereof is nigh, xxi. 20.

VER. 16. b And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the Τότε οι έν τη Ιουδαία φευγέτωσαν επί τα

opre midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblatiou to cease, and

Then a let them which be in Judæu for the overspreading of abominations flee into the mountains : he shall make it desolate, even until a He that feared the word of the the consummation, and that deter- LORD among the servants of Pharaoh mined shall be poured upon the deso- made his servants and his cattle flee late, Dan. ix. 27. And from the time into the houses : And he that rethat the daily sacrifice shall be taken garded not the word of the LORD left away, and the abomination that his servants and his cattle in the field, maketh desolate set up, there shull be Exod. ix. 20,21. A prudent man forea thousand two hundred and ninety seeth the evil, and hideth himself : days, xii. 11.

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simple pass on, and are pun© And the man said unto me, Son of ished, Prov. xxii. 3. Then let them man, behold with thine eyes, and hear which are in Judæa flee to the mounwith thine ears, and set thine heart tains; and let them which are in the upon all that I shall shew thee; for midst of it depart out: and let not to the intent that I might shew them them that are in the countries enter unto thee art thou brought hither : thereinto. For these be the days of declare all that thou seest to the house vengeance, that all things which are of Israel, Ezek. xl. 4. And he inform- written may be fulfilled. Luke xxi. ed me, and talked with me, and said, 21, 22. By faith Noe, being warnO Daniel, I am now come forth to give ed of God of things not seen as yet, thee skill and understanding, Dan. moved with fear, prepared an ark to ix. 22. Know therefore and under the saving of his house ; by the which stand, thut from the going forth of the he condemned the world, and became commandment to restore and to build heir of the righteousness which is by Jerusalem unto Messiah the Prince faith, Heb. xi.7. shall be seven weeks, and threescore

VER. 17. and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in

ο εαι του δώματος, μη καταβαινέτω troublous times, 25. Then said he agai to ix tñs oixias airiū. unto me, Fear not, Daniel : for from Let him athut is on the house-top not the first day that thou didst set thine come down to take any thing out of his heart to understand, and to chasten house :

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MATT. XXIV. 17-21.

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a What I tell you in darkness, thut den their own children : they were speak ye in light: and what ye hear their meat in the destruction of the in the ear, that preach ye upon the daughter of my people, 10. Samaria house-top, Matt. X. 27. When thou shall become desolate ; for she hath buildest a new house, then thou shalt rebelled against her God : they shall make a battlement for thy roof, that fall by the sword: their infants shall thou bring not blood upon thine house, be dashed in pieces, and their women if any man fall from thence, Deut. with child shall be ripped up, Hos. xxii. 8. And let him that is on the xiii. 16. But woe to them that are house-top, not go down into the house, with child, and to them that give neither enter therein, to take any thing suck, in those days! and pray ye that out of his house, Mark xiii. 15. your flight be not in the winter, Mark VER. 18.

xiii. 17, 18. But woe unto them that

are with child, and to them that give Kai o fy tô áyzą, pas éclorpstáty, suck, in those days! for there shall be οπίσω άραι τα μάτια αυτού. .

great distress in the land, and wrath Neither let him which is in the field upon this people, Luke xxi. 23. For, i return back to take his clothes.

behold, the days are coming, in the VER. 19.

which they shall say, Blessed are the ταϊς θηλαζούσαις, εν εκείναις ταϊς ημέραις. suck. Then shall they begin to say oval di tała bo yastpi óxoúcass, xal barren, and the wombs that never

bare, and the paps which never gave And a woe unto them that are with

to the mountains, Fall on us, and to child, and to them that give suck in those the hills, Cover us, xxiii. 29, 30. days! a And thou shalt eat the fruit of

VER. 20. thine own body, the flesh of thy sons

Προσεύχεσθε δε ίνα μη γένηται η φυγή and of thy daughters, which the LORD | υμών χειμώνος, μηδε εν σαββάτω. thy God hath given thee, in the siege, But pray ye that your flight be not in and in the straitness, wherewith thine the winter, a neither on the sabbath day: enemies shall distress thee : So that 1 See, for that the Lord hath given the man that is tender among you, and you the sabbath, therefore he giveth very delicate, his eye shall be evil to you on the sixth day the bread of two ward his brother, and toward the wife days ; abide ye every man in his place, of his bosom, and toward the remnant let no man go out of his place on the of his children which he shall leave : seventh day, Exod. xvi. 29. Then So that he will not give to any of returned they unto Jerusalem from them of the flesh of his children whom the mount called Olivet, which is he shall eat : because he hath nothing from Jerusalem a sabbath day's jours left him in the siege, and in the strait-ney, Acts i. 12. ness, wherewith thine enemies shall

VER 21. distress thee in all thy gates. The tender and delicate woman among oύ γέγονεν απ' αρχής κόσμου, έως του νύν,

"Εσται γαρ τότε θλίψις μεγάλη, οία you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground

ουδ' ου μη γένηται. for delicateness and tenderness, her

For a then shall be great tribulation, eye shall be evil toward the husband such as was not since the beginning of the of her bosom, and toward her son, world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. and toward her daughter, Deut. xxviii. a Let their table become a snare 53-56. Even the sea monsters draw before them: and that which should out the breast, they give suck to their have been for their welfare let it become young ones: the daugbter of my peo- a trap. Let their eyes be darkened, ple is become cruel, like the ostriches that they see not; and make their in the wilderness. The tongue of the loins continually to shake. Pour out sucking child cleaveth to the roof of thine indignation upon them, and let his mouth for thirst : the young chil- thy wrathful anger take hold of them. dren ask bread, and no man breaketh | Let their habitation be desolate ; and it unto them, Lam. iv. 3, 4. The let none dwell in their tents : For they hands of the pitiful women have sod-l persecute him whom thou hast smit.

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