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7 For nation shall 7. For one Country rise against nation,

shall take and kingdom against

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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

be secuted

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

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'u And many false ers also,and Hereticks shall prophets shall rise

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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

14 And

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

under

ye therefore shall see

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understand ;) that is when
ye shall see Jerufalem be-
sieged by the Romans;
16. Then , let them

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.
speed in his flight, as not to
return home to take any of
his Goods with him ; but
let him fee, as Lot did out
of Sodom, without so much
as looking back.

19. But wo be to them, 19 And wo unto
who through any impedi- them that are with
ment shall not be in a con- that give fuck in
dition to make a speedy those days.
flight, as Women that are
with Child, or give Suck.
20. Pray ye also that

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.

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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.

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