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Mat. xxiv.2. there shall not be left here one stone upon another that Jerusalem.
shall not be thrown down.
the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
since been in the possession of the Jews. It was first in sub-
We have hitherto considered this passage as relating to the
(a) Dr. P. Smith's Scripture Testimony, vol. ii. p. 205, &c. &c. (6) Discipuli communi Judeorum occupati errore arbitrabantur, Messiam præsentem Gentinm victorem extiturum, atque triumphorum suorum celebritate universum, qua patet, orbem esse, impletarum; porro ex ejus victoriis profundissimam pacem regni ejns esse extitaram, in qua felicissima futura esset eorum, qui in partes regni ejas venirent, apostolorum et discipulorum conditio ; tam denique unam veram religionem, sublato omni dissensa, idololatria et falsà prophetia submotâ, orbem terrarum esse occupaturum. Hanc vero mapeoiav illustratura esse signa quædam luculenta, vel extraordinarios quosdam eventus, quibus adesse jam eum ad regnum ejusmodi capessendum constet, recepta tum fuit, et hodie ad hnc est Judæorum opinio, &c.--Rosenmuller Scholia, in Matt. vol. i. p. 469-70. Rosenmuller refers in this last sentence to the castom said to be observed among the Jews of opening their windows in a thunder storm, in expectation of their Messiah. (c) Jortin. (d) Demonst. Evang. lib. iii. cap. 5. sect. 112. edit. Paris, 1628. and Theodor. serm. ix, tom. iv. p. 610. edit. Paris, 1642. ap Jortin. (e) Antiq. lib. xvii. cap. 6. sect. 3. ed. Hudson. (f) Bishop Newton on the Prophecies. (9) For a further comparison of this great prophecy, and its primary fulfilment, see Archbishop Newcome's Life of Christ, who endeayours to explain away many of the prodigies related by Josephus. Jortin's Ecclesiastical History.-Mr. Gisborne's work lately published. -Bishop Horsley's Sermons, on the application of the Prophecy to the end of the world. The various Commentators; and Dr. Adam Clarke's potes to the chapters in St. Matthew.Dr. Hales on the four Hypotheses of the various Interpreters of these Prophecies.Analysis, vol. ü. part 2. p. 1270,
Mark xüj.5. And Jesus answering them, began to say
Jerusalem. Mat. xxiv.4. unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ,
and shall deceive many. Luke xxi. 8. and the time draweth nigh; go ye not therefore after
them. Mat. xxiv.6. And
shall hear of wars and rumours of wars :
but the end shall not be yet.
tion, and kingdom against kingdom,
11. And great earthquakes shall be in divers places ;
persecute you, delivering you up
sake, for a testimony Lu. xxi. 12. for my name's sake.
13. And it shall turn to you for a testimony Mark xiï.9. against them.
10. And the Gospel must first be published among all
But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take
ye premeditate : Lu. xxi, 14. Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate be
fore what ye shall answer: Mar.xiii.11. but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak
ye: Lu. xxi, 15. For I will give you a mouth, and wisdom, which all
your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay or resist : Mar.xiii.11. for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
12, Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and
the father the son, and children shall rise up against their
parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. La. xxi, 16. And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and bre
thren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall Jerasalem.
they cause to be put to death ; Mat. xxiv.9. and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
10. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one
another, and shall hate one another. Lu, xxi, 18. But there shall not an hair of
head perish. 19. In your patience possess ye your souls. Mt.xxiv.ll. And
many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive
shall wax cold.
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall
And this Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in
shall the end come. Max.xüj.14.
But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought
And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with
tains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart
And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of
his house: Mt.xxiv.18. Neither let him which is in the field return back to take
bis clothes. Lu. xxi. 22. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things
which are written may be fulfilled. 23.
But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! for there shall be great distress
in the land, and wrath upon this people. 24.
And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the
Gentiles shall be fulfilled. Mt.xxiv.20.
But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither
on the sabbath day:
And except that the Lord had shortened those days,
Mar. xiii.20. but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath Jerusalem.
shortened the days.
Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not :
and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch that,
elect. Mar.xiii.23. But take ye heed : behold I have foretold you all
things. Mt.xxiv.26. Wherefore, if they shall say unto you, Behold he is in
the desert, go not forth; behold, he is in the secret
chambers; believe it not.
even unto the west, so also shall the coming of the Son of
thered together. Mar.xji.24.
the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with
Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after
those things which are coming on the earth : for Mar.xiii.24. the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give
her light, Mt.xxiv.29. and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the
heavens shall be shaken: 30.
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in
heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, Mar.xiij. 26.
And then they shall see the Son of man
together his elect from the four winds, Mar.xiii.27. from the uttermost part of the earth, to the uttermost
part of heaven, Mt.xxiv.31. from the one end of heaven to the other. Lu. xxi. 28. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look
up, and lift up your heads, for your redemption draweth
29. And he spake unto them a parable, Mt.xxiv.32.
Now learn a parable of the fig tree :
Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your
So likewise ye,
when ye shall see all these things Mar.xiii.29. come to pass,
La.xxi. 31. know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand, Jernsalem. Mar.xiü.29. even at the doors.
30. Verily I sayunto you, that this generation shall not pass, Lu. qxi. 32. away, Mt.xxiv.34. till all these things be fulfilled.
35. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall
not pass away.
ver. 21, 22. ver. 23. 25. and part of ver. 29. 31, 32, 33, 34.
4 And Jesus answered and said-must come to pass, but the
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom-and earthquakes in divers places.
9 Then shall they deliver you up--and shall kill you
15 When ye, therefore, shall see the abomination of desola. tion, spoken of by Daniel the prophet
16 Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains :
17 Let him which is on the house-top not come down to take any thing out of his house:
19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days!
21 For then such as was not since the beginning--to this time
22 And except those days should be shortened—but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there ; believe it uot.
25 Behold, I have told you before.
29-shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give
32 –When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves,
33 So likewise ye-
Il. part of ver. 12. ver. 13. part of ver. 14. ver. 16, 17, 18. 22.
2 -there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall
4 Tell us, when shall these things be ? and what shall be tho sign-Take heed lest any man deceive you ;
6 For many sball come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and sball deceive many.
7 And when ye shall hear of wars-be ye not troubled : for such things-be
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against
9-and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no
12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the