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11 He that hurteth, let him hurt still and he that is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is just, let him be justified still: and he that is holy, let him be sanctified still.
12 Behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to render to every man according to his works.
13 I am alpha and omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.
14 Blessed are they that wash their robes in the blood of the
Isalas 41. 4. and 44. 6. and 48. 12. Supra, 1. 8. and 17. and 21. 6.
men. In fine, others think that St.
John's design was in a mystical way, by metaphors and allegories, to repreEnt the attempts and persecutions of the wicked against the servants of God, the punishments that should in a short time fall upon Babylon, that is, upon all the wicked in general: the eternal happiness and reward, which God had reserved for the pious inhabitants of Verusalem, that is, for his faithful servants, after their short trials and the tribulations of this mortal life. In the
Lamb: that they may have a right to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city."
15 Without are dogs and sorcerers, and unchaste, and murderers, and servers of idols, and every one that loveth and mak
16 I JESUS have sent my Angel, to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the root and stock of David, the bright and morning star.
17 And the spirit and the bride say: Come. And he that heareth, let him say: Come. And he that thirsteth, let him come: and he that will, let him take the water of life, freely.
18 For I testify to every one that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book: If any man shall add to these things, God shall add unto him the plagues written in this book.
19 And if any man shall take
mean time we meet with many pro- away from the word 2
fitable instructions and admonitions, which we may easily enough understand: but we have no certainty, when we apply these predictions to parti
of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the city, and
cular events: for as St. Jerome takes that are written in this book.
notice the Apocalypse has as many mysteries as words, or rather mysteries in every word. Apocalypsis Joannis tot habet Sacramenta quot verbaparum dixi, in verbis singulis multiplices latent intelligentia. Ep. ad Paulin. t. 4, p. 574, edit, Benedict.
20 He that giveth testimony of these things saith, Surely I come quickly: Amen. Come,
Ver. 11. Let him hurt still. It is a JESUS.
not an exhortation, or license to go on in sin; but an intimation, that how far soever the wicked may proceed, their progress shail quickly end, and then. they must expect to meet with proportionable punishments.
21 The grace of our Lord JESUS Christ be with you all. Amen.
Isaias 55. 1
THE END OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.
HISTORICAL AND CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX
CHRIST is born at Bethlehem. Luke, ii.
He is circumcized. Luke, il.
The wise men come and adore him. Matthew, ii.
He is presented in the temple. Luke, il. Joseph and the
The massacre of the infants by Herod. Matthew, ii. Joseph
JESUS is found in the temple disputing with the doctors
St. John Baptist begins to preach penance, and to baptize.
JESUS himself is baptized by John. A voice from heaven
CHRIST is no sooner baptized, but he retires into a wilder-
CHRIST's first miracle at Cana in Galilee, turned water into
St. John Baptist is cast into prison, and beheaded by
CHRIST makes choice of twelve of his Disciples, whom he
CHRIST'S Sermon, or his instructions on the mountain.
He raiseth to life the daughter of Jairus. Matthew, ix.
Also the son of the widow of Naim. Luke, vii.
He calms the sea by his word. Matthew, viii. Mark, iv.
He heals the man thirty-eight years ill of a palsy. John, v
He teaches them to pray. Matthew, vi. Luke, xi.
He declares himself the Messias in plain terms to the Sa
He excuses his disciples for plucking the ears of corn on
He feeds at one time five thousand men with five loaves.
He promises to give them his body to be truly meat, &c.
83 His transfiguration. Matthew,,xvii.
The Sunday, or first day of the week, in which he died on
In the beginning of that week, he went daily into the
On Wednesday, Judas made a bargain with the chief
On Thursday he sent his disciples in the afternoon to
After supper he instituted the Blessed Sacrament and
He gave his apostles those excellent instructions set down
CHRIST's prayer in the Garden three times repeated.
He is led away to Annas, and then to Caiphas.
He is condemned as guilty of blasphemy, and death, for
On Friday morning they deliver him up to the Roman
He dies on the Cross, and is buried. For the history of his
The miracles at his death. Ibid.
He riseth from death the third day. Ibid.
His different apparitions that very day: and others after.
He gives his apostles power to forgive sins. John, xx.
He gives to St. Peter the charge over his whole Church.
He promiseth to be with his Church to the end of the
After forty days he ascends in their sight into heaven.
St. Matthias is chosen an Apostle in the place of Judas
The day of pentecost the Holy Ghost descended upon
The wonderful change wrought in the Apostles by the
They preach the resurrection of Christ, the necessity of
St. Peter, the chief of the Apostles, converts on one day
He with St. John cures the lame beggar, that sat at the
The new christians have all things in common. Every
Ananias and Saphira for reserving some part of the mo-
The election of the seven deacons.
St. Stephen was stoned to death. Acts, vii. 58.
The ministers of the gospel being dispersed, preach in
St. Philip in Samaria, baptizeth Simon the Magician. He
offers money to St. Peter to have the power of giving the
St. Paul is miraculously converted going to persecute the
St. Peter cures Eneas at Lydda, and raiseth to life Ta-
The very shadow of his body cures all diseases.
He receives Cornelius the Centurion, and other Gentiles
He is thought to have gone about this time to Antioch in
41 He preached in Pontus, Galatia, &c.
St. Barnaby and St. Paul preach at Antioch, where the
Herod Agrippa puts to death St. James, the brother of
St. Matthew, and afterwards St. Mark, wrote their Gos-
St. Paul and Barnaby sent to preach in Pamphylia, Pisi-
St. Peter about this time wrote his first epistle.
49 A dispute between St. Paul and some zealous converts
St. Paul and Barnaby are sent to Jerusalem, to have this
A council of the Apostles and bishops decides the ques-
51 St. Paul and St. Barnaby separate. Acts, xv.
52 St. Paul with Silas goes to Asia. St. Timothy and also St.
He writes his first epistle to the Thessalonians, and the
He stays eighteen months at Corinth. Acts, xvii. 11.
He writes to the Galatians.