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Life in this present time, to preserve his Religion and his Virtue ; does most truly save it unto Eternal
Happiness. 26 For what is a 26. For what Compaman profited, if he rison is there, between shall gain the whole world, and lose his all the Things that this own soul ? or what present World can afford, shall a man give in even if one could possess exchange for his
himself of them all ; and foul ?
the saving or loging a Mans Soul eternally? or what valuable Consideration can be given for Man's
Soul ? 27 For the Son of
27. For the time is comman shall come in the glory of his fa- ing, when Christ shall apther with his angels; pear in the Majesty of God, and then he shall re- and with the glorious atevery man ac
tendance of his holy Ancording to his works.
gels, to pass a final Judg. ment upon all Mankind, and to reward every one
according to his Works. 28. Verily I say 28. The Time indeed unto you, There be of this last Judgment, God some standing here, which shall not tafte has not thought fit to reof death , till they veal : But I assure you see the Son of man there are some here precoming in his king- sent, who shall live to see
, dom. the Kingdom of Christ be
gun, in his glorious Refurrection and Afcenfion, and in his executing Judgment upon the unbelieving Jews in the final Destruction of their City and Nation.
Bout a week after days, Jesus ta.
Jesus keth Peter, James, to give his Disciples some ther, and bringeth small Representation of his them up into an high future Glory, went up primountain apart,
vątely into a Mountain, and took with him Peter and
James and John. 2 And was trans
2. And as he was prayfigured before them, ing in the presence of these and his face did fhine Disciples, he was changed as the sun, and his
into the appearance of a raiment was white as the light. glorified Body; so that his
Face did shine as the brightness of the Sun, and his Cloathes became white and
glistering as the Light. 3 And behold,
3. And at the same time there appeared unto them Moses and Eli- there appeared two other as talking with him. Persons, in a glorious form
likewise, namely Moses and
and they talked with Jesus concerning the things that he was to suffer, and of the Glory which was afterwards to follow.
4. All this the Disciples 4. Then answered that were present, faw and Peter, and said unto
Jesus, Lord, it is good heard ; but being very for us to be here: drowsie, and also in a great if thou wilt, let us confternation and surprise, make here three tathey understood not what bernacles ; one for
thee, and one for it meant. Yet moved with Mofes, and one for the strangeness and glory of Elias. the Vision, and recovering a little from their fear, their Mind's were filled with an unusual Pleasure : And Pe. ter, who was in all things forwarder than the rest, faid to Jefus ; Lord, how great is this Glory! how blessed a Sight is this ! How Happy should we be, if we might but continue here! Give us leave to build three Apartments, for Thee, and for Moses, and for Elias, and we will dwell here.
5. Scarcely had Peter faid these Words, when pake; behold, a
bright cloud oversuddenly Moses and Elias shadowed them: and vanished in a bright Cloud, behold, a voice out
of the cloud, which and Jesus was left alone :
said, This is my be And the Disciples heard the loved Son, in whoni Voice of God out of the I am well pleased ; Cloud, saying; This is my hear ye him. þeloyed Son, whom I have
5 While he yet
chosen to reveal my Will to Mankind; Be not delirous of Visions and extraordinary Appearances; but aş ye have hitherto followed Moses and the Prophets, so from henceforward hear and
obey Him. 6 And when the
6. The Disciples, aftodisciples heard it, nished at the Greatness and they fell on their Majesty of this Divine Voice, face, and were fore fell down upon their faces afraid.
to the Ground, and were
greatly affrighted. 7 And Jesus came 7. But Jesus came to and touched them, them, and taking them up, and said, Arise, and
comforted them, and bid be not afraid.
them not be afraid. 8 And when they 8. And when they came had lift up their to themselves, they saw Jeeyes, they faw no man, save Jesus only.
fus alone, and in his usual form, as he was before the
Vision appeared. 9 And as they 9. Then they came down
down froin from the Hill, and as they the mountain, Jefas charged them, fay were in the way, Jesus, ing, Tell the vision knowing that the World to no man, until the
was not yet capable of unSon of man be risen derstanding the design and again from the dead.
meaning of this glorious Appearance, commanded his Disciples not to report it abroad till after his Resurrection,