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Of the resurrection. S. Luke. The disciples cautioned.

29 There were, therefore, 39' Then certain of the seven brethren; and the first scribes answering, said, Mas. took a wife, and died without ter, thou hast well said. children.

40 And after that they 30 And the second took her durst not ask him any question to wife, and he died childless. at all. ·

31 And the third took her ; 41 | And he said unto them, and in like manner the seven How say they that Christ is also; and they left no children David's son ? and died.

42 And David himself saith 32 Last of all the woman in the book of Psalms, The died also.

LORD said unto my Lord, Sit 33 Therefore in the resur- thou on my right hand, rection, whose wife of them is 43 Till I make thine eneshe ? for seven had her to mies thy footstool. wife.

44 David therefore, calleth 34 And Jesus answering, him Lord, how is he then his said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are

45 | Then, in the audience given in marriage:

of all the people, he said unto 35 But they which shall his disciples, be accounted worthy to obtain 46 Beware of the scribes, that world, and the resurrec- which desire to walk in long tion from the dead, neither robes and love greetings in marry nor are given in mar- the markets, and the highest riage :

seats in the synagogues, and 36 Neither can they die the chief rooms at feasts ; any more; for they are equal 47 Which devour widows' children of God, being the chil- long prayers; the same shall unto the angels; and are the houses, and for a shewh make dren of the resurrection.e

receive greater damnation. 37 Now that the dead are

CHAP. XXI. raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the

1 The poor widow is commendLord the God of Abraham,

ed. "5 The destruction of the and the God of Isaac, and the

temple and city is foretold. God of Jacob.

the God of those, who have fallen in38 For he is not a God of to everlasting death; therefore his the dead, but of the living ;f being called the God of Abraham, for all live unto him.

Isaac, and Jacob, who had died a nat

ural death, proves they still live in a 6 Resurrection of the dead. See Matt. future state, or that there is a resura

rection, f He is not a God of the dead but of g Greetings, ceremonious respect. the living. God cannot be said to be to Shew, pretension of great piety.

xxii. 31.

Poor widow commended. Chap. xxi. Destruction of the temple.

AND he looked up, and saw tion, & kingdom against kingthe rieh men casting their gifts dom: into the treasury.

11 And great earthquakes 2 And he saw also a certain shall be in divers places, and poor widow casting in thither famines, and pestilences; and two mites.

fearful sights and great signs 3 And he said, Of a truth I shall there be from heaven. say unto you, That this


12 But before all these, they widow hath cast in more than shall lay their hands on you, they all :

and persecute you, delivering 4 For all these have of their

you up to the synagogues, and abundance cast in unto the of- into prisons, being brought beferings of God; but she of her fore kings and rulers for my penurya hath cast in all the name's sake. living that she had.

13 And-it shall túrn to you 5 Ý And as some spake of for a testimony. the temple, how it was adorn- 14 Settle it, therefore, in ed with goodly stones and your hearts, not to meditate gifts, he said,

before what ye shall answer; 6 As for these things which 15 For I will give you a ye behold, the days will come, mouth and wisdom, which all in the which there shall not be your adversaries shall not be left one stone upon another able to gainsay nor resist. that shall not be thrown down. 16 And ye shall be betray

7 And they asked him, say, ed both by parents, and brething, Master, but when shall -ren, and kinsfolks, & friends; these things be and what and some of you shall they sign will there be when these cause to be put to death. things shall come to pass ?

17 And


shall be hated of 8 And he said, Take heed all men for my name's sake. that


be not deceived: for 18 But there shall not an many shall come in my name, hair of your head perish. saying, I am Christ; and the 19 In your patience possess time draweth near; go ye not, therefore, after them.

20 And when ye shall see 9 But when ye shall hear of Jerusalem compassed with arwars and commotions be not mies, then know that the desoterrified; for these things must lation thereof is nigh. first come to pass, but the end 21 Then let them which are is not by and

in Judea flee to the mountains ; 10 Then said he unto them, and let them which are in the Nation shall rise against na- midst of it depart out; and let a Penury, poverty.

not them that are in the coun6 Is not by and by, Is not yet.

tries enter thereinto.

ye your souls.

Of Christ's coming

S. Luke.

to judgment. 22 For these be the days of for your redemption draweth vengeance, that all things nigh. which are written may be ful- 29 And he spake to them a filled.

parable; Behold the fig-tree, 23 But wo unto them that and all the trees; are with child, and to them 30 When they now shoot that give suck, in those days ! forth ye see and know of your for there shall be great distress own selves that summer is now in the land, and wrath upon nigh at hand. this people.

31 So likewise

ye, when

ye 24 And they shall fall by see these things come to pass, the edge of the sword, & shall know ye that the kingdom of be led away captive into all God is nigh at hand. nations; and Jerusalem c shall 32 Verily I say unto you, be trodden down of the Gen- This generation shall not pass tiles, until the times of the away till all be fulfilled. Gentiles be fulfilled.

33 Heaven and earth shall 25 q And there shall be pass away; but my words signs in the sun, and in the shall not pass away. moon, and in the stars; and 34 And take heed to yourupon

the earth distress of na- selves, lest at any time your tions, with perplexity; the sea hearts be overcharged with and the waves roaring;

surfeiting, and drunkenness, 26 Men's hearts failing them and cares of this life, and so for fear, and for looking after that day come upon you una. those things, which are coming on the earth; for the pow

35 For as a snare shall it ers of heaven shall be shaken. come on all them that dwell on

27 And then shall they see the face of the whole earth. the Son of man coming in a

36 Watch ye, therefore, and cloud with power and great pray always, that ye may glory.

accounted worthy to escape all 28 And when these things these things that shall come to begin to come to pass, then pass, and to stand before the look up, & lift up your heads;. Son of man.

37 And in the day-time he lem itself shall be demolished, and and at night he went out, and

e And Jerusalem, &c. And Jerusa. was teaching in the temple; shall continue in possession of the abode in the mount that is Gentiles till the time when the Gen- called the mount of Olives. tiles have long enjoyed the blessing of the Gospel, the Jews shall again

38 And all the people came be converted, and return to the obe early in the

morning to him in dience of God's commandments. the temple for to hear him,



The passover prepared. Chap. xxii. Lord's supper instituted. CHAP. XXII.

where I shall eat the

passover 1 The Jews conspire against with my disciples ?

Christ: 3 Satan prepareth 12 And he shall shew you Judas to betray him. a large upper room furnished;

NOW the feast of unleav- there make ready. ened bread drew nigh, which 13 And they went, & found is called the Passover.a as he had said unto them; and

2 And the chief priests and they made ready the passover. scribes sought how they might 14 And when the hour was kill him ; for they feared the come he sat down, and the people.

twelve apostles with him. 3 7 Then entered Satan into 15 And he said unto them, Judas, surnamed Iscariot, be- With desire I have desired 6 ing of the number of the twelve. to eat this passover with you

4 And he went his way, before I suffer ; and communed with the chief 16 For I say unto you, I priests and captains, how he will not any more eat thereof, might betray him unto them. until it be fulfilled in the king.

5. And they were glad, and dom of God. covenanted to give him money,

17 And he took the cup, 6 And he promised and and gave thanks, and said, sought opportunity to betray Take this, and divide it among him unto them in the absence yourselves : of the multitude.

18 For I say unto you, I will 74 Then came the day of not drink of the fruit of the unleavened bread, when the vine, until the kingdom of God passover must be killed.

shall come. 8 And be sent Peter & John, 19 And he took bread, and saying, Go and prepare us the gave thanks, and brake it, and passover, that we may eat. gave unto them, saying, This

9 And they said unto him, is my body which is given for Where wilt thou that we pre- you; this do in remembrance

of me. 10 And he said unto them, 20 Likewise also the cup Behold, when ye are entered after supper, saying, This cup into the city, there shall a man is the new testament in my meet you bearing a pitcher of blood, which is shed for you. water; follow him into the 21 But, behold, the hand house where he entereth in. of him that betrayeth me is

11 And ye shall say unto with me on the table. the good man of the house, 22 And truly the Son of man

The Master şaith unto thee, goeth, as it was determined; Where is the guest-chamber, 6 With desire I have desired, I have

e Passever. See Matt. xxvi. 2. much desired.

pare ?


doth serve.

The disciples warned. S. Luke. Christ admonisheth Peter. but wo unto that man by thee, that thy faith fail not; whom he is betrayed !

and when thou art converted 23 And they began to in- strengthen thy brethren. quire among themselves which 33 And he said unto him, of them it was that should do Lord, I am ready to go with this thing

thee, both into prison and to 24 And there was also a death. strife among them, which of 34 And he said, I tell thee, them should be accounted the Peter, the cock shall not crow greatest.

this day before that thou shalt 25 And he said unto them, thrice deny that thou knowest The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them ;C

and 35 And he said unto them, they that exercise authority When I sent you without purse, upon them are called Benefaé- and scrip, and shoes, lacked tors.

ye any thing? And they said, 26 But ye shall not be so; Nothing . but he that is greatest among

36 Then said he unto them, you, let him be as the younger; But now he that hath a purse, and he that is chief, as he that let him take it, and likewise

his scrip; and he that hath 27 For whether is greater, no sword, let him sell his

garhe that sitteth at meat, or he ment and buy one. that serveth! is not he that 37 For I


That sitteth at meat ? but I am a- this that is written, must yet mong you as he that serveth.

be accomplished in me, And he 28 Ye are they, which have was reckoned among the transcontinued with me in my temp- gressors; for the things contations :d

cerning me have an end. 29 And I appoint unto you

38 And they said, Lord, bea kingdom, as my Father hath hold, here are two swords. appointed unto me;

And he said unto them, It is 39 That ye may eat and enough. drink at

table in
my king-

39°q And he came out, and dom, and sit on thrones, judg- went, as he was wont, to the ing the twelve tribes of Ísrael. mount of Olives; and his dis

31 1 And the Lord said, ciples also followed him. Simon, Simon, behold, Satan 40 And, when he was at the hath desired to have you, that place, he said unto them, Pray he may sift you as wheat :

that ye enter not into tempta32 But I have prayed for tion. Verses 25 and 26. See Matt. from them about a stone's cast


41 And he was withdrawn d In my temptations, in my trials & and kneeled down, and prayed, labours.

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