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MATT. XXIV. 21, 22.

A. D. 33. ten; and they talk to the grief of those fully after that we have received the whom thou hast wounded. Add ini- knowledge of the truth, there remainquity unto their iniquity : and let 'eth no more sacrifice for sins, But a them not come into thy righteousness. certain fearful looking for of judgLet them be blotted out of the book : ment and fiery indignation, which of the living, and not be written with shall devour the adversaries. He the righteous, Psal. Ixix. 22--28. For, that despised Moses' law died withbehold, the LORD will come with fire, out mercy under two or three witand with his chariots like a whirl- nesses : Of how much sorer punishwind, to render his anger with fury, ment, suppose ye, shall he be thought and his rebuke with flames of fire. worthy, who hath trodden under foot For by fire and by his sword, will the the Son of God, and hath counted the LORD plead with all flesh : and the blood of the covenant wherewith he slain of the Lord shall be many, Isa. was sanctified, an unholy thing, and lxvi. 15, 16. And at that time shall done despite unto the spirit of grace? Michael stand up, the great prince Heb. i. 26-29. which standeth up for the children of

VER. 22. thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since

Και ει μη έκολοβώθησαν αι ημέραι εκείthere was a nation even to that same εκλεκτούς κολοβωθήσονται αι ημέραι εκεί

ναι, ουκ αν εσώθη πάσα σάρξ διά δε τους time : and at that time thy people shall be delivered, everyone that shall be found written in the book, Dan.

And a except those days should be shortxii. 1. Hear this ye old men, and ened, there should no flesh be saved: but give ear all ye inhabitants of the land. Þfor the elect's sake those days shall be Hath this been in your days, or even

shortened. in the days of your fathers? Joel i. 2. a And except that the Lord had For I will gather all nations against shortened those days no flesh should Jerusalem to battle ; and the city be saved: but for the elect's sake, shall be taken, and the houses rifled, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortand the women ravished; and half of ened the days, Mark xiii. 20. the city shall go forth into captivity, b Thus saith the LORD, As the new and the residue of the people shall wine is found in the cluster, and one not be cut off from the city. Then saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is shall the Lord go forth, and fight in it: so will I do formy servants' sakes, against those nations, as when he that I may not destroy them all. And fought in the day of battle, Zech. xiv. I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, 2, 3. For, behold, the day cometh and out of Judah an inberitor of my that shall burn as an oven; and all the mountains : and mine elect shall inproud, yea, and all that do wickedly, herit it, and my servants shall dwell shall be stubble : and the day that there, Isa. lxv. 8, 9. And it shall cometh shall burn them up, saith the come to pass, that in all the land, LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them saith the LORD, two parts therein neither root nor branch, Mal. iv. 1. shall be cut off and die ; but the third For in those days shall be affliction, shall be left therein. And I will bring such as was not from the beginning the third part through the fire, and of the creation, which God created, will refine them as silver is refined, unto this time, neither shall be, Mark and will try them as gold is tried : and xiii. 19. And they shall fall by the they shall call on my name, and I will edge of the sword, and shall be led hear them: I will say, It is my peoaway captive into all nations : and ple; and they shall say, The Lord is Jerusalem shall be trodden down of my God, Zech. xiii. 8, 9. Therefore the Gentiles, until the times of the I endure all things for the elects' Gentiles be fulfilled, Luke xxi. 24. sakes, that they may also obtain the Forbidding us to speak to the Gen- salvation which is in Christ Jesus tiles that they might be saved, to fill with eternal glory, 2 Tim. ii. 10. But up their sins alway: for the wrath is ye are a chosen generation, a royal come upon them to the uttermost, priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar 1 Thess. ii. 16. For if we sin wil. people ; that ye should shew forth

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MATT. XXIV. 22-24.

A. D. 33. the praises of him who hath called so that he maketh fire come down you out of darkness into his marvel. from heaven on the earth in the sight lous light, 1 Pet. ii. 9.

of men, And deceiveth them that VER. 23.

dwell on the earth by the means of

those miracles which he had power to Τότε εάν τις υμίν είπη: 'Ιδού, ώδε ο Χρι

do in the sight of the beast; saying to στος, ή ώδε μη πιστεύσητε.

them that dwell on the earth, that Then if any man shall say unto you, they should make an image to the a Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it beast which had the wound by a

sword, and did live, Rev. xiii. 13, 14. a And then if any man shall say And the beast was taken, and with to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he him the false prophet that wrought is there ; believe him not, Mark xiii. miracles before him, with which he 21. And they shall say to you, See deceived them that had received the here, or see there : go not after them mark of the beast, and them that wornor follow them. For as the lightning, shipped his image. These both were that shineth out of the one part under | cast alive into a lake of fire burning heaven, shineth unto the other part with brimstone, xix. 20. under heaven; so shall also the Son c For false Christs and false proof man be in his day, Luke xvii. 23, phets shall rise, and shall shew signs 94. And he said, Take heed that ye and wonders, to seduce, if it were posbe not deceived: for many shall come sible, even the elect, Mark xiii. 22. in my name, saying, I am Christ; and For Paul had determined to sail by the time draweth near : go ye notEphesus, because he would not spend therefore after them, xxi. 8. I am the time in Asia : for he hasted, if it come in my Father's name, and ye re were possible for him, to be at Jeruceive me not; if another shall come salem the day of Pentecost, Acts xx. in his own name, him ye will receive, 16. If it be possible, as much as lieth John v. 43.

in you, live peaceably with all men, VER. 24.

Rom. xii. 18. Where is then the 'Εγερθήσονται γαρ ψευδόχριστοι και ψευ- | blessedness ye spake of ? for I bear δοπροφήται, και δώσουσι σημεία μεγάλα you record, that, if it had been possible, και τέρατα, ώστε σλανήσαι, ει δυνατόν, και ye would have plucked out your own τους εκλεκτούς. .

eyes, and have given them to me,

Gal. iv. 15. For a there shall arise false Christs, d All that the Father giveth me and false prophets, band shall shew great shall come to me ; and him that signs and wonders ; insomuch that, if cometh to me, I will in no wise cast it were possible, d they shall deceive the out, John vi. 37. And I give unto

them eternal life ; and they shall a See on ver. 5.

never perish, neither shall any man b If there arise among you a pro pluck them out of my hand. My Faphet, or a dreamer of dreams, and ther, which gave them me, is greater giveth thee a sign or a wonder, And than all; and no man is able to pluck the sign or the wonder come to pass, them out of my Father's hand. I and whereof he spake unto thee, saying, my Father are one, x. 28-30. What Let us go after other gods, which thou shall we then say to these things? hast not known, and let us serve them, If God be for us, who can be against Deut. xiii. 1, 2. Even him, whose us? He that spared not his own Son, coming is after the working' of Satan! but delivered him up for us all, how with all power and signs and lying shall he not with him also freely give wonders, And with all deceivable- ' us all things? Who shall lay any ness of unrighteousness in them that thing to the charge of God's elect? perish ; because they received not' It is God that justifieth, Who is he the love of the truth, that they might that condemneth? It is Christ that be saved. And for this cause God died, yea rather, that is risen again, shall send them strong delusion, that who is even at the right hand of God, they should believe a lie, 2 Thess. ii, who also maketh intercession for us. 9-11. And he doeth great wonders, Who shall separate us from the love

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very elect.

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MATT. XXIV. 24-27.

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of Christ ? shall tribulation, or dis Calling a ravenous bird from the east, tress, or persecution, or famine, or the man that executeth my counsel nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it from a far country: yea, I have spois written, for thy sake we are killed ken it, I will also bring it to pass; I all the day long; we are accounted have purposed it, I will also do it, as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in xlvi. 10, 11. I have even from the all these things we are more than beginning declared it to thee; before conquerors, through him that loved it came to pass I shewed it thee : us. For I am persuaded that neither lest thou shouldest say, Mine idol death, nor life, nor angels, nor prin- hath done them, and my graven cipalities, nor powers, nor things pre- image, and my molten image, hath sent, nor things to come, Nor height, commanded them. Thou hast heard, nor depth, nor any other creature, see all this; and will ye not declare shall be able to separate us from the it? I have shewed thee new things love of God, which is in Christ Jesus from this time, even hidden things our Lord, Rom. viii. 31–39. Who and thou didst not know them, xlviii. are kept by the power of God through 5, 6. These things have I spoken faith unto salvation, ready to be re unto you, that ye should not be offend. ! vealed in the last time, i Pet. i. 5. ed, John xvi. 1. We know that whosoever is born of

VER. 26. God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God, keepeth himself, and

"Εάν ούν είπωσιν υμίν. Ιδού, εν τη ερήμα that wicked one toucheth him not, | εστί μη εξέλθητε ιδού, εν τοίς ταμείοις 1 John v. 18. And the great dragon ren WITTEÚCNTE. was cast out, that old serpent called Wherefore if they shall say unto you, the Devil, and Satan, which deceiv Behold, a he is in the desert; go not forth: eth the whole world : he was cast behold, he is in the secret chambers; beout into the earth, and his angels were lieve it not. cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is before these days madest an uproar,

a Art not thou that Egyptian, which come salvation, and strength, and

and leddest out into the wilderness the kingdom of our God, and the

four thousand men that were murderpower of his Christ: for the accuser

ers? Acts xxi. 38. of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and

VER, 27. night. And they overcame him by "Ωσπερ γας και αστραπή εξέρχεται από the blood of the Lamb, and by the ανατολών, και φαίνεται έως δυσμών, ούτως word of their testimony; and they stai tai παρουσία του υιού του ανloved not their lives unto the death, Apówou. Rev. xii. 9-11.

For å as the lightning cometh out of the VER. 25.

cast, and shineth even unto the west ; Ιδού, προείρηκα υμίν.

so shall also the coming of the Son of Behold, a I have told you before.

a And who, as I, shall call, and a For as the lightning, that lightenshall declare it, and set it in order for eth out of the one part under heaven, me, since I appointed the ancient shineth unto the other part under heapeople? and the things that are com ven, so shall also the Son of man be ing, and shall come, let them shew in his day, Luke xvii. 24. unto them. Fear ye not, neither be Verily I say unto you, There be afraid : bave I not told thee from that some standing here, which shall not time, and have declared it? ye are taste of death, till they see the Son of even my witnesses. Is there a God man coming in his kingdom, Matt. beside me? yea, there is no God; I xvi. 28. Be ye also patient, stablish know not any, Isa. xliv. 7,8. Declar- your hearts : for the coming of the ing the end from the beginning, and Lord draweth nigh, Jam. v. 8. And from ancient times the things that are saying, Where is the promise of his not yet done, saying, My counsel shall coming? for since the fathers fell stand, and I will do all my pleasure : 1 asleep, all things continue as they were

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MATT. XXIV, 27-29.

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from the beginning of the creation, | εκείνων, ο ήλιος σκοτισθήσεται, και η σελήνη 2 Pet. iii. 4.

ου δώσει το φέγγος αυτής, και οι αστέρες VER. 28.

πεσούνται από του ουρανού, και αι δυνάμεις “οσου γαρ έαν ή το πτώμα, εκεί συναχ

των ουρανών σαλευθήσονται. . θήσονται οι αετοί. ,

Immediutely a after the tribulation of For a wheresoever the curcuse is, there those days b shall the sun be darkened, will the eugles be gathered together.

and the moon shall not give her light, a The LORD shall bring a nation and the stars shall fall from heaven, ani against thee from far, from the end of the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth ; a All these are the beginning of a nation whose tongue thou shalt not sorrows, ver. 8. But in those days, understand, Deut. xxviii. 49. Doth after that tribulation, the sun shall the eagle mount up at thy command, be darkened, and the moon shall not and make her nest on high? She give her light, And the stars of headwelleth and abideth on the rock, ven shall fall, and the powers that are upon the crag of the rock, and the in beaven shall be shaken, Mark xiii. strong place. From thence she seek- ! 24, 25. eth the prey, und her eyes behold afar b For the stars of heaven and the off. Her young ones also suck up constellations thereof shall not give blood : and where the slain are, there their light: the sun shall be darkened is she, Job xxxix. 27-30. Behold, in his going forth, and the moon I will send for many fishers, saith the shall not cause her light to shine, Isa. LORD, and they shall fish them; and xiii. 10. Then the moon shall be after will I send for many hunters, confounded, and the sun ashamed, and they shall hunt them from every when the LORD of hosts shall reign mountain, and from every hill, and in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and out of the holes of the rocks, Jer. xvi. before his ancients gloriously, xxiv. 16. I saw the Lord standing upon 23. I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was the altar : and he said, Smite the without form and void ; and the healintel of the door, that the posts may vens, and they had no light. I beheld shake: and cut them in the head, all the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, of them; and I will slay the last of and all the hills moved lightly. I them with the sword : he that fleeth beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and of them shall not flee away, and he all the birds of the heaven were fled. that escapeth of them shall not be de- I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was livered. Though they dig into hell, a wilderness, and all the cities therethence shall mine hand take them; of were broken down at the presence though they climb up to heaven, of the LORD, and by his fierce anger, thence will I bring them down: And For thus hath the Lord said, 'The though they hide themselves in the whole land shall be desolate ; yet top of Carmel, I will search and take will I not make a full end. For this them out thence; and though they be shall the earth mourn, and the heahid from my sight in the bottom of vens above be black: because I have the sea, thence will I command the spoken it, I have purposed it, and will serpent, and he shall bite them: And not repent, neither will I turn back though they go into captivity before from it, Jer. iv. 23—28. And when their enemies, thence will I command I shall put thee out, I will cover the the sword, and it shall slay them : heaven, and make the stars thereof and I will set mine eyes upon them dark ; I will cover the sun with a for evil, and not for good, Amos ix. cloud, and the moon shall not give 1-4. And they answered and said her light. All the bright lights of unto him, Where, Lord? And he said heaven will I make dark over thee, unto them, Wheresoever the body is, and set darkness upon thy land, saith thither will the eagles be gathered the Lord God, Ezek. xxxii. 7, 8. And together, Luke xvii. 37.

I will shew wonders in the heavens VER. 29.

and in the earth, blood and fire, and

pillars of smoke. The sun shall be Ευθέως δε μετά την θλίψιν τών ημερών | turned into darkness, and the moon

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MATT. XXIV, 29, 30.

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into blood, before the great and terri ται τον υιόν του ανθρώπου ερχόμενον έπι ble day of the LoRD come, Joel ii. 30, των νεφελών του ουρανού, μετά δυνάμεως 31. Shall not the day of the LORD be sai sótns nondñs. darkness, and not light ? even very darkness, and no brightness in it? Son of man in heaven : band then shall,

And then shall appear a the sign of the Amos v. 20. The great day of the LORD is near,

all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of clouds of heaven with power and great

shall c see the Son of man coming in the the LORD : the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. That day is a day of

glory. wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a a And as he sat upon the mount of day of wasteness and desolation, a Olives, the disciples came unto him day of darkness and gloominess, a day privately, saying, Tell us, when shall of clouds and thick darkness, Zeph. these things be? and what shall be the i. 14, 15. And there shall be signs sign of thy coming, and of the end of in the sun, and in the moon, and in the world? ver. 3. I saw in the night the stars ; and upon the earth distress visions, and, behold, one like the Son of nations, with perplexity; the sea of man came with the clouds of hea. and the waves roaring; Men's hearts ven, and came to the Ancient of days, failing them for fear, and for looking and they brought him near before after those things which are coming him, Dan. vii. 13. Tell us, when on the earth : for the powers of hea shall these things be ? and what shall ven shall be shaken, Luke xxi. 25, 26. be the sign when all these things shall And I will shew wonders in heaven be fulfilled ? Mark xiii. 4. above, and signs in the earth beneath Behold, he cometh with clouds ; blood and fire, and vapour of smoke:

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every eye shall see him, and they The sun shall be turned into darkness, also which pierced him: and all kinand the moon into blood, before that dreds of the earth shall wail because great and notable day of the Lord come, of him. Even so, Amen, Rev. i. 7. Acts ii. 19, 20. And I beheld when And the kings of the earth, and the he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, great men, and the rich men, and the there was a great earthquake; and chief captains, and the mighty men, the sun became black as sackcloth of and every bondman, and every freehair, and the moon became as blood; man, hid themselves in the dens and And the stars of heaven fell unto the in the rocks of the mountains; and earth, even as a fig-tree casteth her said to the mountains and rocks, Fall untimely figs, when she is shaken by on us, and hide us from the face of a mighty wind. And the heaven de him that sitteth on the throne, and parted as a scroll when it is rolled from the wrath of the Lamb; For the together: and every mountain and great day of his wrath is come; and island were moved out of their places. who shall be able to stand, vi. 15— And the kings of the earth, and the 17. great men, and the rich men, and the c And then shall they see the Son chief captains, and the mighty men, of man coming in the clouds with and every bondman, and every free great power and glory, Mark xiii. 26. man, hid themselves in the dens and / Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, in the rocks of the mountains. And why stand ye gazing up into heaven? said to the mountains and rocks, Fall this same Jesus, which is taken up inon us, and hide us from the face of to heaven, shall so come in like manhim that sitteth on the throne, and ner, as ye have seen him go into heafrom the wrath of the Lamb: For the ven, Acts i. 11. And to you who are great day of his wrath is come; and troubled rest with us, when the Lord who shall be able to stand? Rev. vi. Jesus shall be revealed from heaven 12-17.

with his mighty angels, In flaming fire VER. 30.

taking vengeance on them that know

not God, and that obey not the Gos. Kai Tóme davnoetas tò onuesior toữ vioù pel of our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 Thess. TOű év@pámov v r@ ouparmi xal tóre xó- 1.7,8. See also on chap. xvi. ver. 27. ψονται πάσαι αι φυλαί της γης, και όψον- | clause 1.

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