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3 and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there ap4 peared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. Then
the sun shineth in his strength ; 'and when I not the ministration of the Spirit be rather saw him, I fell at his feet as dead, and he glorious ? For if the ministration of conlaid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, demnation be glory, how much more doth the Fear not, I am the first and the last. Re. i. ministration of righteousness exceed in glory : 13.–17. And I saw another mighty angel for even that which was made glorious, had come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud; no glory in this respect, by reason of the and a rainbow was upon his head, and his glory that excelleth: for if that which is done face was as it were the sun, and his feet as away was glorious, much more that which pillars of fire. Re. x. l. I saw heaven remaineth is glorious. 2 Co. iii. 7-11. Where, opened, and behold, a white horse; and he fore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly that sat upon him was called Faithful and calling, consider the apostle and high priest True ; his eyes were as a fame of fire, and on of our profession, Christ Jesus, who was faith. his head were many crowns; and he had a name ful to him that appointed him, as also Moses written that no man knew but he himself; was faithful in all his house : for this man and he was clothed with a vesture dipped in was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, blood, and his name is called, The Word of inasmuch as he who hath builded the house God. Re, xix, 11-13. I saw a great white hath more honour than the house, for every throne, and him that sat on it, from whose house is builded by some man; but he that face the earth and the heaven filed away, and built all things is God. And Moses verily there was found no place for them. Re. was faithful in all his house as a servant, xx. 11.
for a testimony of those things which were to Raiment was white as the light.] O Lord be spoken after ; but Christ as a Son, over my God, thou art very great, thou art clothed his own house, whose house are we, if we with honour and majesty, who coverest thy- hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of self with light as with a garment, who stretch the hope firm unto the end. He. jü. 1-6 est out the heavens like a curtain. Ps. civ. Elias.] See verses 10-13. And Elijah 1, 2. His raiment became shining, exceeding the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can Gilead, said unto Abab, As the Lord God of white them. Mar. ix. 3.
Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there 3 Behold, there appeared, &c.] And there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but appeared unto them Elias with Moses, and according to my word. 1 Ki. xvii. 1. And they were talking with Jesus. Mar. ix. 4. it came to pass at the time of the offering of And behold, there talked with him two the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet men, which were Moses and Elias, who ap- came near, and said, Lord God of Abraham, peared in glory, and spake of his decease, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. that thou art God in Israel, and that I am Lu. ix. 30, 31.
thy servant, and that I have done all these Moses.] See chap. xi. 13, 14. I will raise things at thy word. Hear me, O Lord, hea them up a prophet from among their brethren me, that this people may know that thou art (said the Lord to Moses) like unto thee, and the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their will put my words in his mouth, and he shall heart back again. Then the fire of the Lord speak unto them all that I shall command fell, and consumed the burnt-sacrifice, and him. De. xviii. 18. Moses the servant of the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and the Lord died there in the land of Moab, licked up the water that was in the trench; according to the word of the Lord. And he and when all the people saw it, they fell ao buried him in a valley in the land of Moab their faces, and they said, The Lord he is over against Bethpeor, but no man knoweth the God, the Lord he is the God. And Elijah of his sepulchre unto this day. And there said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal, arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto let not one of them escape. And they took Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face. them; and Elijah brought them down to the De. xxxiv. 5, 6. 10. The law was given by brook Kishon, and slew them there. 1 AL Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus xvii. 36-40. And it came to pass as they Christ. John i. 17. Do not think that I (Elijah and Elisha) still went on and talkedi. will accuse you to the Father (said Jesus), that behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in and horses of fire, and parted them both whom ye trust. John v. 45. If the minis- asunder, and Elijah went up by a whirlwin! tration of death, written and engraven in into heaven. And Elisha saw it, and he stones, was glorious, so that the children of cried, My father! my father! the chariot Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he of Moses for the glory of his countenance, saw him no more, and he took hold of his which glory was to be done away ; how shall own clothes, and rent them in two pieces
answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. While he yet spake, 5 behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of
He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, from him, and smote the waters, and said, Have I been so long time with you, and yet Where is the Lord of Elijah? And when he hast thou not known me Philip? He that also had smitten the waters, they parted hath seen me hath seen the Father, and how hither and thither, and Elisha' went over sayest thou then, Shew us the Father ? John 2 Ki. ii. 11-14. Behold, I will send you xiv. 8, 9. Father, I will that they also whom Elijah the prophet before the coming of the thou hast given me be with me where I am, great and dreadful day of the Lord. Mal. that they may behold my glory which thou iv. 5. And he (John the Baptist) shall go hast given me, for thou lovedst me before the before " him" (" the Lord") in the spirit and foundation of the world. John xvii. 24. I power of Elias,' to turn the hearts of the am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire fathers to the children, and the disobedient to to depart, and to be with Christ, which is the wisdom of the just, to make ready a far better. · Phi. i. 23. Beloved, now are we people prepared for the Lord. Lu. i. 17. the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear Master, it is good for us to be here (said what we shall be; but we know that when he Peter to Jesús at the transfiguration); let us shall appear, we shall be like him, for we make three tabernacles, one for thee, and one shall see him as he is. ' 1 John iii. 2. The for Moses, and one for Elias, not knowing city (New Jerusalem) had no need of the what he said. Lu. ix. 33. The law and the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it, for prophets were until John; since that time the the glory of God did lighten it; and the kingdom of God is preached, and every man Lamb is the light thereof. Re. xxi. 23. And presseth into it. Lu. xvi. 16.
there shall be no more curse, but the throne 4 Answered Peter.] Master, it is good for of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and us to be here ; let us make three tabernacles, his servants shall serve him, and they shall one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for see his face, and his name shall be in their Elias, for he wist not what to say, for they foreheads; and there shall be no night there; were sore afraid. Mar. ix. 5, 6. Lu. ix. and they need no candle, neither light of the preced. com.”
sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: It is good for us to be here.) And he and they shall reign for ever. Re. xxii. 3–5. (Moses) said, I beseech thee shew me thy " 5 Behold, a bright cloud.] Then (when glory. And "he" (" the Lord") said, I will the tabernacle was reared) a cloud covered the make all my goodness pass before thee, and I tent of the congregation, and the glory of the will proclaim the name of the Lord before Lord filled the tabernacle. And Moses was thee, and will be gracious to whom I will be not able to enter into the tent of the congracious; and will shew mercy on whom I gregation, because the cloud abode thereon, will shew mercy. Ex. xxxiii. 18, 19. There and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. be many that say, Who will shew us any Ex. xl. 34, 35. It came to pass when the good ? Lord, lift thou up the light of thy priests were come out of the holy place, that countenance upon us. Ps. iv. 6. Thou wilt the cloud filled the house of the Lord, so that shew me the path of life, in thy presence the priests could not stand to minister because is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there of the cloud ; for the glory of the Lord had are pleasures for evermore. Ps. xvi. Il. O filled the house of the Lord. Then spake God, thou art my God, early will I seek thee: Solomon, The Lord said that he would dwell my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth in the thick darkness. 1 Ki, viii. 10-12. for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no And he (the Lord) rode upon a cherub, and water is ; to see thy power and thy glory, did fly; yea, he did fly upon the wings of the so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Be- wind: he made darkness his secret place, his cause thy loving-kindness is better than life, pavilion round about him were dark waters, my lips shall praise thee. Thus will I bless and thick clouds of the skies ; at the brightthee while I live: I will lift up my handsness that was before him, his thick clouds in thy name ; my soul shall be satisfied as passed, hail stones and coals of fire. Ps. xviii. with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall 10–12. While he (Peter) thus spake (of praise thee with joyful lips. Ps. Ixiii. 1-5. making tabernacles), there came a cloud and Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: overshadowed them, and they feared as they they shall behold the land that is very far off. entered into the cloud. Li. ix. 34. And Is. xxxiii. 17. How great is “his" (" the when "he" (" Jesus") had spoken these Lord's") goodness, and how great is his things (promising to his disciples the coming of beauty? Zec. ix. 17. Philip saith unto the Holy Ghost), while they beheld, he was “ him" (" Jesus”), Lord, shew us the father, taken up, and a cloud received him out of
the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well 6 pleased : hear ye him. And when the disciples heard it, they fell
their sight. Ac. i. 9. Behold, he cometh hear him. Mar. ix. 7. God so loved the with clouds; and every eye shall see him, world that he gave his only begotten Son, and they also which pierced him; and all that whosoever believeth in him should not kindreds of the earth shall wail because of perish, but have everlasting life. The Father him. Even so, Amen. Re. i. 7.
loveth the Son, and hath given all things into A voice out of the cloud.] Mount Sinai his hand. John iii. 16. 35. The Father was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things descended upon it in fire, and the smoke that himself doeth, and he will shew him thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, greater works than these, that ye may marvel and the whole mount quaked greatly, and For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, quickeneth them, even so the Son quickeneth and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, whom he will; for the Father judgeth no and God answered him by a voice. Ex. xix. man, but hath committed all judgment unto 18, 19. And ye came near (said Moses to the Son, that all men should bonour the Son, the Israelites), and stood under the mountain, even as they honour the Father; he that and the mountain burned with fire unto the honoureth not the Son, honoureth not the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds and Father which hath sent him. John v. 20—23. thick darkness; and the Lord spake unto We have not followed cunningly-devised you out of the midst of the fire; ye heard fables, when we made known unto you the the voice of the words, but saw no similitude, power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, only ye heard a voice. De. iv. 11, 12. These but were eye-witnesses of his majesty. 2 Pe words the Lord spake unto all your assembly i. 16. in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of In whom I am well pleased.] See chap. xii. the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a 18. Behold, my servant whom I uphold, great voice : and he added no more. And he mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth. I wrote them in two tables of stone, and de- have put my spirit upon him; he shall bring livered them unto me. De. v. 22. The Lord forth judgment to the Gentiles; the Lord is answered Job out of the whirlwind. Job well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he xxxviii. 1. Thou calledst in trouble, and I will magnify the law, and make it honourable. delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret Is. xlii. 1. 21. If ye keep my commandplace of thunder; I proved thee at the waters ments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I of Meribah. Ps. Ixxxi. 7. The Father him- have kept my Father's commandments, and self, which hath sent me, hath borne witness abide in his love. These things have I spoken of me ; ye have neither heard his voice at any unto you, that my joy might remain in yon, time, nor seen his shape. John v. 37. Father, and that your joy might be full. John I. glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from 10, 11. heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and Hear ye him.] The Lord thy God will will glorify it again. The people therefore that raise up unto thee (said Moses) a propbet stood by and heard it, said, That it thundered, from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like others said, An angel spake to him. Jesus unto me: unto him ye shall hearken. And answered and said, This voice came not be- it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not cause of me, but for your sakes. John xii. hearken unto my words, which he shall speak 28-30. As he (Saul) journeyed, he came in my name, I will require it of him. “Da. near Damascus; and suddenly, there shined xviii. 15. 19. Moses truly said unto the round about him a light from heaven. And he fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying raise up unto you of your brethren like unto unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me: him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord ? he shall say unto you. And it shall come to And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom pass, that every soul which will not hear that thou persecutest; it is hard for thee to kick prophet shall be destroyed from among the against the pricks. And he trembling and people. Ac. iii. 22, 23. This is that Moses astonished, said, Lord, what wilt thou have which said unto the children of Israel, A me to do? And the Lord said unto him, prophet shall the Lord your God raise up Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be unto you of your brethren like unto me : him told thee what thou must do. Ac. ix. 3-6. shall ye hear. Ac. vii. 37. God, who at
This is my beloved Son.] See chap. iii. 17. sundry times, and in divers manners, spake And there came a voice from heaven (at the in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan), saying, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all well pleased. Mar. i. 11. A voice came out things, by whom also he made the worlds. of the cloud saying, This is my beloved Son, He. i. 1, 2. Therefore we ought to give tbe
on their face, and were sore afraid. And Jesus came and touched 7 them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. And when they had 8 lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. And as 9
more earnest heed to the things which we but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they have heard, lest at any time we should let Aed to hide themselves. Therefore I was left them slip; for if the word spoken by angels alone, and saw this great vision; and there was stedfast, and every transgression, and remained no strength in me; for my comelidisobedience received a just recompence of ness was turned in me into corruption, and I reward, how shall we escape, if we neglect retained no strength. Yet heard I the voice so great salvation, which at the first began of his words: then was I in a deep sleep on to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed my face, and my face toward the ground. unto us, by them that heard him ? He. ii. And behold, one like the similitude of the 1-3. And being made perfect, he (Jesus) sons of men touched my lips; then I opened became the author of eternal salvation unto my mouth, and spake, and said unto him that all them that obey him. He. v. 9. See that stood before me, O my Lord, by the vision ye refuse not him that speaketh ; for if they my sorrows are turned upon me, and I have escaped not who refused him that spake on retained no strength. For how can the servant earth, much more shall not we escape, if we of this my Lord talk with this my Lord ? turn away from him that speaketh from For as for me, straightway there remained no heaven, whose voice then shook the earth; strength in me, neither is there breath left in but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once me. Da. x. 7-9. 16, 17. I fell on the more I shake not the earth only, but also the ground (said Paul), and heard a voice, saying heaven. He, xii. 25, 26.
unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou 6 When the disciples heard it, &c.] There me? Ac. xxii. 7 ; xxvi. 14." And this voice came a fire out from before the Lord, and which came from heaven we heard, when we consumed upon the altar the burnt-offering were with him (Jesus) in the holy mount. and the fat, which when all the people saw, 2 Pe. i. 18. they shouted and fell on their faces. Le 7 Touched them.] I was in a deep sleep ix. 24. It came to pass when the flame went on my face toward the ground, but he up toward heaven from the altar, that the touched “me" (“ Daniel''), and set me upangel of the Lord ascended in the flame of right. Da. viii. 18. Yea, while I was speakthe altar, and Manoah and his wife looked ing in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom on it, and fell on their faces to the ground. I had seen in the vision, at the beginning, But the angel of the Lord did no more appear being caused to fly, swiftly touched me about to Manoah (the father of Samson), and to his the time of the evening oblation. Da. ix. 21. wife. Then Manoah knew that he was an And behold, an hand touched me, which set angel of the Lord ; and Manoah said unto me upon my knees, and upon the palms of his wife, We shall surely die because we have my hands. Then there came again and seen God. Ju. xiii. 20—22. And David touched me one like the appearance of a lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of the man, and he strengthened me. Da. x. 10. Lord stand between the earth and the heaven, 18. And when I saw him (said John, of the having a drawn sword in his hand, stretched faithful witness), I fell at his feet as dead; out over Jerusalem. Then David and the and he laid his right hand upon me, saying elders of Israel, who were clothed in sack- unto me, Fear not, I am the first and the last. cloth, fell upon their faces. 1 Ch. xxi. 16. Re. i. 17. Then I (Ezekiel at the command of God) went Arise, and be not afraid.] And as they forth into the plain, and behold the glory of (the women at the sepulchre) were afraid, and the Lord stood there, as the glory which I bowed down their faces to the earth, they saw by the river of Chebar; and I fell on my (the two angels) said unto them, Why seek face. Ez, iji. 23. And it (the glory of the God of ye the living among the dead? Lu. xxiv. 5. Israel) was according to the appearance of the And "he” (“ Saul") trembling and astonished, vision which I saw, even according to the vision said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? that I saw when I came to destroy the city. And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go And the visions were like the vision that I saw into the city, and it shall be told thee what by the river Chebar, and I fell upon my face. thou must do. Ac. ix. 6. Ez. xliii. 3. , I heard a man's voice (said 8 They saw no man, save Jesus only. ] And Daniel), between the banks of Ulai, which suddenly, when they had looked round about, called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to they saw no man any more, save Jesus only anderstand the vision. So he came near with themselves. Mar. ix. 8. And when where I stood ; and when he came I was the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. ifraid, and fell upon my face. Da. viii. 16, Lu. ix. 36. When “they” (“ the angel and 17. And I Daniel alone saw the vision : for Peter") were past the first and the second he men that were with me saw not the vision; ward, they came unto the iron gate that
they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying,
Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again 10 from the dead. And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then 11 say the Scribes that Elas must first come? And Jesus answered
and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all 12 things. But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they
knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed.
leadeth unto the city, which opened to them whom the heaven must receive until the times of his own accord; and they went out and of restitution of all things, which God hath passed on through one street, and forth with spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets the angel departed from him. And when since the world began. Ac. iii. 20, 21. Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I 12 And they knew him not.) See chap. xi. know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his 9-15. The baptism of John, was it from angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand heaven or of men ? Answer me. And they of Herod, and from all the expectation of the reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall people of the Jews. Ac. xii. 10, 11.
say, From heaven, he will say, Why then did 9 Jesus charged them.] See chap. 16, 20. ye not believe him? but if we shall say, of and com. Her parents (of the daughter of men, they feared the people, for all met Jairus) were astonished (at her being raised count John that he was a prophet indeed. from the dead); but he (Jesus) charged them Mar. xi. 30, 31, 32. John the Baptist came that they should tell no man what was done. neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and Lu. viii. 56.
. ye say, He hath a devil. Lu. vii. 33."He" Until the Son of man be risen again.] See (“ Jesus") came unto his own, and his own verse 23. and chap. xvi. 21. They shall received him not. John i. il. There is scourge “him" ("Jesus"), and put him to another that beareth witness of me; and I death, and the third day he shall rise again. know that the witness which he witnesseth of And “they” (“his disciples") understood me is true ; Ye sent unto John, and he bare none of these things; and this saying was hid witness unto the truth. But I receive not from them, neither knew they the things testimony from man ; but these things I say which were spoken. Lu. xviii. 33, 34. Thus that ye might be saved. He was a burning it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to and a shining light, and ye were willing for a suffer, and to rise from the dead the third season to rejoice in his light. But I have day; and that repentance and remission of greater witness than that of John; for the sins should be preached in his name among works which the Father hath given me to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Lu. xxiv. finish, the same works that I do bear witness 46, 47.
of me that the Father hath sent me. John V. 10 Why then say the Scribes ? &c.] See 32–36. Of this man's seed hath God, al ver. 3, 4. ; xi. 14. Some of them that stood cording to his promise, raised unto Israel there (when Jesus cried, Eli, Eli, lama sabach- Saviour, Jesus. When John had first preached thani) when they heard that, said, This man before his (Christ's) coming, the baptismi calleth for Elias. And straightway one of repentance to all the people of Israel. Arad them ran and took a spunge, and filled it with as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whor vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him think ye that I am ? I am not he; but, be to drink. The rest said, Let be; let us see hold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes whether Elias will come to save him. Mat. of his feet I am not worthy to loose. Stan xxvii. 47, 48, 49.
and brethren, children of the stock of Abra11 And restore all things.] See chap. xi. ham, and whosoever among you feareth God, 14. Many of the children of Israel shall he to you is the word of this salvation sent: For (John) turn to the Lord their God. Lu.i. 16. they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their ralers, He (John) came into all the country about because they knew him not, nor yet the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance voices of the prophets which are read every for the remission of sins. Then said he to the sabbath-day, they have fulfilled them in Colin multitude that came forth to be baptized of demning him. And though they found him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned cause of death in him, yet desired tbey Flat you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring that he should be slain. Ac. xiji. 23-28. forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, But have done unto him, &c.] See chap; and begin not to say within yourselves, We xi. 2. ; xiv. 3-10. And King Herod beans have Abraham to our father; for I say unto of him (Jesus), (for his name was spre you, That God is able of these stones to raise abroad), and he said, That John the Bapis up children unto Abraham, &c. Lu. iii. 3. 8. was risen from the dead, and therefore miray And he (God) shall send Jesus Christ (said works do shew forth themselves in na Peter) which before was preached unto you; others said, That it is Elias; and others selling