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CHAP. XII. CHAP. XXI.
43 And -he called *t3l
them, Verily I lay un- 3 And he said, Of
44 For all they did 4 For all these have
that slie had.
CHAP. XXIV. CHAP. XIII.
i A N D Jesus went 1 A N D as he went «"?3I
l\ out, and depart- /\ out of the toned from the temple; pie, one of his disci- $ And as some spake and his disciples came pies faith unto him, of the temple, how it to him for to shew him Master, see what man- was adorned with the buildings of the ner of stones, and goodly stones, and temple. what buildings are gifts, he laid,
2 And Jesus said here. unto them, See ye not 2 And Jesus an- 6 As for these all these things? veri- swering, said unto things which ye bely I fay unto you, him, Seest thou these hold, the days will •
There shall not be great buildings? there come, in the which left here one stone shall not be left one there shall not be left
which Jesus observing, calPd his Disciples, and told 'em that that poor Widow had given the greatest Sum of 'em all ^ for whereas they had parted only with what they might very well spare out of their abundance, she had given all flie was worth. Afterwards lie departed from the Temple with his Disciples.
Christ: foretels the Destruftion of Jerusalem, and the Puni/hments that shottld be inflated on the Jews at hvs Coming.
TOEING upon the way to Mount Olivet, some took notice of tie magnificent — Structure of the Temple, and those vast Stones with which Herod had rebuilt it. But Jesus told them, that all that stately Edifice which they looked on with
upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
3 And as he sac upon the mount os Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be ? and what flxtU be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ ; and
stone upon another,
3 And as he fat up-
4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what flsallbe the sign when all these things (hall be fulfilled?
5 And Jesus answering them, began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you.
6. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
one stone upon ano-
7 And they asked him, saving, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign Ml there be when these things shall come to pass?
8 And he said, Take heed that ye be. not deceived:
for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ;
and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
9 Eut when ye shall hear of wars, and commotions, be not terrified: for tfeese things must first come co pass* but-the end « not by and by..
6 And ye shall heat 7 And when ye os wars, and rumors shall hear of wan, of wars: fee that ye and rumors of>*rars, be not troubled: for be yc «Wtroubkd: all these things must for such things must come to pass, but. the needs be; but the end end is not yet. /ZwÆnot be yet..
feeb admiration, should be so intirely ruin'd, as not to have one Stone left upon another. Being now come to the Mount, and seated over against the Temple, Peter and Andrew, John and James ask'd him privately concerning that Prediction- of his, desiring him to inform 'em when the Temple should be destroyed, and what would be the Signs of its approaching Ruin, the rather because they thought it was to be as his coming to judg-the Good and Bad, and to inflict the Punishments on the latter which they deferv'd. .„".„, , „. .
Jefia answer'd both their Inquiries, by showing.first,, what were the Signs that would immediatly precede the Destruction of Jerusalem. Let no one, said he, deceive you by vain Promises j for many Impostors shall arise, pretending to be the: Meffiih apd Saviour of the Jews: Be not misled by these, whatever their, pretences- are. You shaft hear of War and Rumors of War ;. be not terrified: for I foretel you tjiese things shalThappen, but will notbe.the last Calamities of this Nation. There
(ball be intestine Discords in Palestine between the Jews and Gentiles, and neighbouring Kingdoms shall wage War with one another. There shall be great Sedition in divers places, which shall be follow'd by a Plague and Famine. There shall be Signs also from Heaven, which will create no small terror i but all these things, however lamentable and dreadful, will be but the beginning of Sorrows. Take care in the mean time not to do any thing unworthy of my Disciples. But before these things come to pass, you shall be taken and cruelly persecuted j you shall be hurried to Tribunals, and imprifon'd, that you may be brought before Rulers and Kings, who shall condemn you to be scourg'd and put to death. For all Nations, not only Jews but Gemilcs also, shall hate you f®r your profession of being my Disciples. Now this shall befal you, that you may bear an unanswerable Testimony to my Doctrin before all people, to whom God will have the Gospel preach'd before the final
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Destruction of Jerusalem. And when they lead you to the Judgment-Seats, be rtotdiffldent as men unacquainted with the arts of Pleading, neither premeditate after what manner to make your defence •■, for it sl all then be given you what to lay. I Will bestow such Wisdom on yon, and furnish you with such Arguments as all your Adversaries shall not be able to gainsay ^ since it will not be so much you that speak, as the Holy Ghost with which you shall be at that time inspired.
By reason of these Persecutions many shall desert my Doaf friend so great dissensions fl;all arise, that the Brother shall betray the Brother, Parents their own Children, and the Children their Parents to those that persecute them, and seek to stay them for their adhering to my Doctrin.
I.teH you again, that your fhaiL be bated of allmerifar the Me of the Gospel
- '• • Never!. Matthbw. Mark. Luke. John.
CHAP. XXIV. CHAP. XIII. CHAP. XXI.
£j» Kj" 18 But there shall
not an hair of your head perish, but he that shall ij In your patience endure unto the end, possess ye your fouls. the seme shall be saved. 11 And many seise "vJ ^*
prophets (hall rife, and shall deceive many.
1 a And because iniquity shall abound, the love os many shall wax cold.
ix But he that shall endure to the end, the seme shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world, for a witness unto all nations, and then shall the end come.
15 When ye there- 14 But when ye 20 Aad when ye fore shall see the ab> shall see the abomi- shall see Jerusalem mination of desola- nation of desolation, compassed with armies, tion, spoken of by spoken of by Daniel
Daniel the prophet, the prophet, standing stand in the holy place, where it ought not„,
Nevertheless be not afraid of their Cruelty \ for whatever -they lhall deprive yon of$ shall be abundantly recompens'd to you by God himself •, nor shall the very Hairs of your Head fall unregarded: and whoever thro the whole course of his Life shall courageously and constantly profess himself my Disciple, and act accordingly, shall hereafter be rewarded with eternal Salvation. Mean while, many false Prophets shall arise, and seduce many-, and as the violence of the Persecution increases, the constancy of many stall fail, insomuch that they will basely forsake their dearest Frrends, who run the hazard of their Lives for the Gospel's fake, to secure them' selves from the like danger. But, as I said to you, whoever thro the whole Course of his Life lhall courageously and constantly profess himself my Disciple, and act accordingly, shall hereafter enjoy eternal happiness. While my Disciples lhall be. thus persecuted, the Gjfpel shall be divulg'd over the whole Earth} and after this shall be the end of the Je»ist> Government. But when you shall behold the like to • what was foretold by the Prophet Dmul concerning the Times of Antiochiu, and . which be call'd the Abomination of Desolation, that is, the Heathen Armies displaying their Ensigns, which they arc wontto adore,, in the Territory round about