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Johnxvii.24. Father, I will that they also whom thou hast given me, Jerusalem.
be with me where I am ; that they may behold my glory,
the foundation of the world.
O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee,
hast sent me:
clare it ; that the love wherewith thou hast loved me,
Christ again predicts Peter's denial of Him.
MATT. xxvi. 81-35. MARK xiv. 27–31.
because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite
But after I am risen again, I will go before you into
shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be
offended. Mar. xiv.30. And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, that
this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice,
thou shalt deny me thrice. Mt. xxvi.34. Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, that this
night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
35. Peter Mar. xiv.31. spake the more vehemently, [and] Mt. xxvi.35. said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I
not deny thee.
MARK xiv. ver. 27, 28, 29. and part of ver. 31.
28 But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee.
29 But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I.
31 But he-If I should die with, thee, I will not deny thenLikewise also said they all.
which he entered, and his disciples.
resorted thither with his disciples.
and pray yonder. Mar. xiv.33. And he taketh with him Peter, and James and John, Mt. xxvi.37. the two sons of Zebedee, Lu. xxii. 40. And when he was at the place, Mt.xxvi.37. he began to be sorrowful, Mar.xiv.33. and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy "s;
32 The scene of the first temptation was in the garden of Eden-there Adam fell, and brought sin into the world. To complete the parallel, the second Adam, in the garden of Gethsemane, submitted to bis last and fearful temptations against all the powers of darkness, (Luke xxii. 53.) which assailed him in every form, and, by a perfect obedience, revoked our sentence of condemnation. In the temptation of the wilderness we read the Devil departed from him only for a season. In this hour of agony he renews his assault with better hopes of success ; and our Saviour, as soon as he enters the garden, ap. pears conscious of his power, although not visible to mortal eye; He said to the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder; pray ye also pot to enter into temptation. After the temptation in the wilderness, we read, an angel ministered to him; and now, in this hour of despondency and suffering, there appeared an angel, strengthening him.
33 If we consider (says an eminent divine,) the circumstances of Christ's agony in the garden, it is evident it was the effect of some more powerful cause than merely a natural fear of his en. suing death, and bodily torments, for he bore his death far better than his agony. He had no sooner entered on the scene of his trial, but he began to be sorrowful,” to “be sore amazed," to " be very heavy,” which words, according to their original signification, declare him to have been suddenly oppressed with a mighty dejection of spirits, which arising from some fearful spectacle, or imagination, overwhelmed his soul with an upknown and inexpressible anguish. They intimate that, at this dark hour, be was assaulted by devils, who exercised all their power and malice, to tempt him to renounce his merciful design. If we consider the warning our Saviour gave bis disciples, when they entered the garden with him, (Luke xxii. 40.) of the extraordi danger they were in, of falling into temptation, it seems very probable that he expected, and found there an extraordinary concourse of tempters, or evil spirits ; for he repeats the same admonition when he finds his
Mt.xxvi.38. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sor- Jerusalem.
rowful, even unto death ; tarry ye here, and watch with me.
disciples asleep, saying, “Watch and pray, that yo enter not
The unaccountable drowsiness that seized the disciples at this
In any own opinion, the parallel between the first and second Adam, which we fiod from the Holy Scriptures, has been so minutely and remarkably observed, here closes. The second Adam, from the wilderness into which the first Adam fell, traced back step by step, by a most divine life, the condemnation of the first Adam, till he arrived again at the scene of his disobedience
Lu. xxii. 40. and pray that ye enter not into temptation.
Jerusalem. Mar. xiv.35. And he went forward a little, Lu.xxii. 41. and he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and
kneeled down, Mt. xxvi.39. and fell on his face, and prayed, Mar. xiv.35. and fell on the ground, and prayed that if it were possible
the hour might pass from him.
And he said, Abba, Father,
less, not my will but thine be done.
And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven,
And being in an agony, he prayed more earnestly; and
to the ground.
willing, but the flesh is weak.
And he went away again the second time, and prayed,
for their eyes were heavy: neither wist they what to
whore, as the substituted victim, He submitted to that spiritual
He submitted the offending nature to the tree of the
By Christ's death, ře bath destroyed him that hath the power of death, that is, the devil (Heb. ii. 14.) And hence the Apostle tells us, that unsubdued by ivfernal attacks and temptations, He swallowed up death in victory. He spoiled principalities and powers, and made an open shew of them, triumphing over them. Satan, as lightning, fell from heaven--His kingdom is taken away from him; and man, believing man, is ransomed from his malignant power, and by the intercession of the Mediator, and the influence of the Holy Spirit, is restored again to the favour of his God.
(a) Scott's Christian Life, pp.449, 450.
Mt. xxv.44. And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the Jerusalem.,
third time, saying the same words.
45. Then cometh he to his disciples,
Sleep on now, and take your rest : it is enough, the hour
hands of sinners.
us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand.
and ver. 46.
39 And he went a little farther-saying---nevertheless, not as
40 And-asleep, and saith unto Peter-
43 And he came, and found them asleep again : for their eyes
45 -and sajth unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest : behold, the bour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
46 Rise, let us be going : behold, he is at hand that doth be-
MARK xiv. ver. 32. 34. part of ver. 36, 37, 38, 39.
34 And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto
36 -take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.
31 –And be cometh, and findeth them sleeping-couldest
38 —and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit
LUKE xxii. ver. 39. part of ver. 40, 41, 42. 45, 46.
40 he said unto them
47–53. JOHN xvii. 3-11.
the Chief Priests and Pharisees, cometh thither, with lan-