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father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, Jerasalem. and shall cause them to

13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my Name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

14 - (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judea flee to the mountains :

16 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.

17 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days!

18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.

22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

24 –in those days, after that tribulation

25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are
in heaven shall be shaken.

26 -coming in the clouds, with great power and glory.
27 -and shall gather together his elect from the four winds-

28 Now learn a parable of the fig-tree-ye know that summer
is near :

29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these thingsknow that it is nigh

30 --till all these things be done.

31 Heaven and earth shall pass away ; but my words shall not
pass away.
LUKE xxi. part of ver. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. 11, 12, 17, 26. ver. 27. part of

ver. 31, 32. and ver, 33.
5 And as some spake of the temple-

6-there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down,

7 --when sball these things be? and what sign will 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

9-for these things must first come to pass; but the end is
not by and by.

11-and famines and pestilences
12 -being brought before kings and rulers-
17 - And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
26 --the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.

27 And theu shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud
with power and great glory.

31 —when ye see these things como to pass
32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass-till
all be fulfilled.

33 Heaven and earth shall pass away; but my words shall not
pass away.

Christ compares the suddenness of his Second Advent, to

the coming of the Deluge.
MATT. xxiv. 36. to the end. MARK xiii. 32. to the end.

LUKE xxi. 34-36.
Mar.xiji.32. But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no,

not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but

the Father; Mt.xxiv.36. but my Father only 18.

18 Even upon the Unitarian bypothesis, our Lord was the

Mt. xxiv.37. But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming Jerusalem.

of the Son of man be.
38. For as in the days that were before the flood, they were

eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage,

until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39. And knew not until the flood came, and took them all

away ; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40. Then shall two be in the field : the one shall be taken,

and the other left.
41. Two women shall be grinding at the mill, the one shall

be taken, and the other left. Mar.xiii.33. Take


heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. Mt.xxiv.42. Watch, therefore: for ye know not what hour your

Lord doth come. 43.

But know this, that if the good man of the house had
known in what watch the thief would have come '', he
would have watched, and would not have suffered his

house to be broken up.
44. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye

think not, the Son of man cometh.
45. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his

lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them
meat in due season?

Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh
shall find so doing.

Verily I say unto you, that he shall make him ruler
over all his goods.

But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My
lord delayeth his coming;

And shall begin to smite his fellow-servants, and to eat
and drink with the drunken ;
50. The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he

looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,


greatest of Prophets : and as Daniel had been able to fix the
time of the first advent, it must naturally excite surprise, that
the Messiah did not know the time of his own second advent,
The best mode of resolving the difficulty appears to me to be
that, which makes oidev equivalent to the causative of yr; in
which case the verse may be thus rendered—“ But the hour of
the second advent, neither man, nor angels, nor I the Messiah,
have made knowu to the world: my Father only shall reveal it,
by the suddenness of that day of judgment, in which He has
appointed the Son, to manifest

himselfin the glory of the Father.”
19 In this and the two following parables, our Saviour insists
upon his unexpected and sudden judgment. It is here describ-
ed as a thief ready to break into the house, if not constantly
guarded. This comparison is frequent-Luke xii. 39. 2 Pet. iii.
10. Rev. iii. 3. and xvi. 15. As these parables were at the time
exclusively addressed to the disciples, they must be supposed to
refer primarily to their ministry. They are however equally ap-
plicable to all Christians-“What I say unto you I say unto all,
Watch.”—Mark xiii. 35-37. Luke xii. 41.

Mt.xxiv.51. And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him a portion Jerusalem.

with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing

of teeth.
Mar.xiii.34. For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey,

who left his house, and gave authority to his servants,
and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to

35. Watch ye, therefore : for ye know not when the master

of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the

cockcrowing, or in the morning : 36.

Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
Ln, xxi. 31. And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your

hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness,
and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you


35. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on

the face of the earth.
36. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be

accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall
come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins.

MATT. xxv. 1-13.
Mat. xxv. l. Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten

virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet

the bridegroom.
2. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no
oil with them :

But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and

6. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold the

bridegroom cometh ; go ye out to meet him.
7. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil;

for our lamps are gone out.
9. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be

not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that

sell, and buy for yourselves.
10. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came;

and they that were ready went in with him to the mar

riage : and the door was shut.
11. Åfterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord,

Lord, open to us.
12. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I

know you not.
13. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the

hour wherein the Son of man cometh.


Parable of the Servants and the Talents.

MATT. XXV. 14-30.
Mat.xxv.14. For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a Jerusalem.

far country, who called his own servants, and delivered

unto them his goods.
15. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and

to another one; to every man according to his several

ability; and straightway took his journey.
16. Then he that had received the five talents went and

traded with the same; and made them other five talents.
17. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained
other two.

But he that had received one went and digged in the
earth, and hid his lord's money.
19. After a long time the lord of those servants cometh,

and reckoneth with them.
20. And so be that had received five talents came and

brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst
unto me five talents; behold, I have gained beside them

five talents more.
21. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and

faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things,
I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into

the joy of thy lord.
22. He also that had received two talents, came and said,

Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents : behold, I

have gained two other talents beside them.
23, His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful

servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will
make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the

joy of thy lord.
24. Then he which had received the one talent came and

said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reap-
ing where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou

hast not strawed.
25. And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the

earth: lo there thou hast that is thine.
26. His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked

and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I

sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed :
27. Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the
exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received


28. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto

him which hath ten talents.

For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance : but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

mine own

Mat.xxv.30. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer dark- Jerasalcm.

ness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Christ declares the Proceedings at the Day of Judgment.

MATT. xxv. 31. to the end.
Mat.xxv.31. When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all

the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne

of his glory :
32. And before him shall be gathered all nations : and he

shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd di.

videth his sheep from the goats:
33, And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the

goats on the left.
34. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand,

Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom pre-
pared for


from the foundation of the world 20 :
35. For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was

thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye

took me in :
Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye

me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
37. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord,

when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty,

and gave thee drink?
38. When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or

naked, and clothed thee?
39. Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto

40. And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily

I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of

the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
41. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, De-

part from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared

for the devil and his angels :
42. For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I

was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink :
43. I was a stranger, and ye took me not in : naked, and

ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited
me not.

20 This is one of the passages on which many excellent men
have endeavoured to establish the doctrine of a personal elec-
tion to eternal life. Whereas the expression is a mere He-
braism. The Jews believed that there was a temple in heaven
prepared for their nation before the foundation of the world;
and in allusion to this received opinion this expression is here
used, ýropaouévnv, Heb. pinn-Tanchuma, fol. 61. 4. Templum
superius, sc. cæleste, :Osiyo xSe ty pina xiv, quod præpara-
tum est, antequam mundus crearetur. The whole parable
abounds with Hebraisms.--Schoetgen, Hor. Heb. vol. i. p. 219.

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