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7 For nation shall 7. For one Country rise against nation,
shall take and kingdom against
Arms against kingdom: and there another; and there must be shall be famines and Broils and Commotions peftilences, & earthquakes in divers pla and Civil Wars through
the World: And there shall be Famines, and Plagues, and Earthquakes in several
parts of the Earth. 8 All these are the 8. All these things are beginning of for- but the beginnings of that
last and total Deltruction, which shall come upon the Nation of the Jews : (And in like manner such calamities as these, will precede the laft Judgment, and the end
of the World.) Then shall they 9. In the mean time ye deliver you up to be shall be afflicted, and
peryou: and ye shall
even to Death; and hated of all nations both Jews and Gentiles for my names sake.
shall hate you for the sake of your professing Chri:
ftianity. 10 And then shall 10. And many Chrimany be offended, stians, discouraged by these another, and mali Sufferings and Calamities, hate one another. Thall turn Apoftates; and
to ingratiate themselves with Unbelievers,
shall betray and perfecute their Brethren. X 2
11. Many false Teach
'u And many false ers also,and Hereticks shall prophets shall rise
and shall deceive arise; who under pretence many. of preaching the Gospel, shall seduce many to follow vain and vicious Doctrines; and shall pervert weak Men, in hopes of escaping persecution, to dissembleor forsake the Truth of Religion.
12. And because the Per 12 And because fecutions moved by Unbe- bound, the love of
iniquity shall lievers on the one hand;and many fhall was cold. the Apostasies,Contentions, and Diffimulation of some Believers on the other hand, will mightily perplex things and cause great confusion; therefore the Zeal, which many others hitherto retained for true Religion, will at length cool, and they also will become lukewarm and fearful. 13. But he that under 13 But he that
shall endure unto the all these Trialsand Amiai- end, the same shall ons, shall continue stedfast be faved. and unmoved to the end, in the Profession and PraEtice of true Religion; shall by the peculiar Providence of God be preserved here
from the extremity of that final Calamity whereby the Jewish Kingdom shall be utterly destroyed; and he shall hereafter inherit
Eternal Life. 14 And this gospel 14. Now during these of the kingdom fhall Calamities and Confusibe preached in all the world, for a wit- ons, the Christians scatterness unto all nations, ed abroad by the Persecuand then shall the end come.
tion, shall preach the Gospel to the Geneiles : And as soon as the Gospel has been preached, and Churches established by them through the Roman Empire, the Jewish Nation and Polity shall be utterly destroyed with their City and Temple: ( And in like manner, when the Christian Religion has made its progress through all the Nations of the Earth, the End of
the World shall come.) 15' When
15. When therefore ye the abomination of fhall see the Holy City desolation spoken of compassed
about with by Daniel the pro- Heathen Armies, the Abophet,stand in the holy place (whoso read- mination of Desolation eth, let him under: spoken of by Daniel the
Prophet, (which let him that readeth, consider and
ye therefore shall see
understand ;) that is when
16 Then let them which are in Judea, know which be in Judea
, ing that the final Destructi flee into the Moun on of that Nation is coming, flee for their Lives.
17 & 18. And because 17 Let him which this vengeance that Thali is on the house-top,
not come down : to fall upon the Jews, will be take any thing out sudden and terrible; there- of his house.
18 Neither let fore let everyone that him which is in the hopes to escape make such field, return back to
take his clothes.
19. But wo be to them, 19 And wo unto
20 But pray ye that ye may not be forced to your flight be not * This flee in the Winter, or on on the fabbath-day:
in the winter,neither seems spo- the * Sabbath, when either defcenfion" the Season, or the Holiness to the Few- of the time,may retard and ish prejudi
prevent your escape.
21 For then shall 21. For the Hardships be great tribulation, and Calamities of that such as was not since the beginning of the time, when the Romans world to this time, shall over-run the Counno, nor ever shall be.
try, and Jerusalem shall be besieged by them; will be greater than ever befel any People before, or
shall ever happen af22 And except ter. those days should be
22. So that if that Trishortened (there should no' flelh be bulation were to be as saved: but for the lasting, as it will be sharp elects fake those days and severe, no one could shall be shortened.
possibly escape: But for the sake of those Chri. stians, who shall at that time be scattered through Judea, God will so order things, that the extremity of the Calamity shall be short, and the City shall quickly be ta
ken. 23 Then if any
23. At that time, if man shall say unto any Man shall report that you, Lo, here is Christ appears in this or Chrift, or there, believe it not.
that place, to destroy his Enemies, and to deliver his Servants, believe it not.