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Resurrection of the dead. S. Mark. Of the first commandment.

17 And Jesus answering, 26 And as touching c the said unto the , Render to Ce- dead, that they rise; have ye sar the things that are Cesar's, not read in the book of Moses, and to God the things that are how in the bush God spake unGod's. And they marvelled to him, saying, I am the God at him.

of Abraham, and the God of 18 q Then come unto him Isaac, and the God of Jacob ? the Sadducees, b which say 27 He is not the God of the there is no resurrection; and dead, but the God of the living they asked him saying, ye, therefore, do greatly err.

19 Master, Moses wrote un 28 | And one of the scribes to us, If a man's brother die, eame, and having heard them and leave his wife behind him, reasoning together, and perand leave no children, that his eeiving that he had answered brother should take his wife, them well, asked him, Which and raise up seed unto his is the first commandment of brother.

all ? 20 Now, there were seven 29 And Jesus answered him, brethren; and the first took a The first of all the command . wife, and dying left no seed. ments is, Hear, O Israel; The

21 And the second took her, Lord our God is one Lord : and died, neither left he any 30 And thou shalt love the seed; and the third likewise. Lord thy God with all thy

22 And the seven had her, heart, and with all thy souf, and left no seed; last of all and with all thy mind, and the woman died also.

with all thy strength. This 23 In the resurreetion, is the first commandment. therefore, when they shall 31 And the second is like, rise, whose wife shall she be namely this, Thou shalt love of them for the seven had thy neighbour as thyself. her to wife.

There is none other command24 And Jesus answering, ment greater than these. said unto them, Do ye not, 32 And the scribe said unto therefore, err, because ye know him, Well, Master, thou hast not the scriptures, neither the said the truth; for there is one

God; and there is none other 25 For when they shall rise but he: from the dead they neither 33 And to love him with all marry nor are given in mar the heart, and with all the unriage; but are as the angels derstanding, and with all the which are in heaven.

c Touching, concerning. For an 6 Sadducets. See Matt. xxii. 23. explanation of the 26 & 27th verses,

see Matt. xxii. 31, 32.


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Scribes' opinion refuted. Chap. xiii. Poor widow recommended. soul, and with all the strength, held how the people cast moand to love his neighbour as ney into the treasury; and himself, is more than all whole many that were rich cast in burnt-offerings and sacrifices.d much.

34 And when Jesus saw 42 And there came a certain that he answered discreetly, poor widow, and she threw in he said unto him, Thou art not two mitès, which make a farfar from the kingdom of God. thing. And no man after that durst 43 And he called unto him ask him any question. his disciples, and saith unto

35 1 And Jesus answered, them, Verily I say unto you, and said, while he taught in That this poor widow hath the temple, How say the scribes cast more in than all they that Christ is the son of David! which have cast into the

36 For David himself said treasury: by the Holy Ghost, The Lord 44 For all they did cast in said to my Lord, Sit thou on of their abundance ; but she my right hand, till I make of her want did cast in all that thine enemies thy footstool. she had, even all her living.

37 David, therefore, himself calleth him Lord; and whence

CHAP. XIII. is he then his son

? And the

1 The destruction of the temple: common people heard him gladly.

9 Persecutions

for the Gospel. 38 7 And he said unto them

10 The Gospel must be preach

ed to all nations. 14 Great in his doctrine, Beware of the

calamities to the Jews. 18 scribes, which love to go in

The Sadducees confuted. 35 long clothing, and love salutationse in the market-places,

A difficulty proposed to the

scribes.. 39 And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the upper

AND as he went out of the most rooms at feasts ;

temple, one of his disciples 40 Which deyour widows' saith unto him, Master, see houses, and for a pretence what manner of stones, and make long prayers, these what buildings, are here! shall receive greater damna 2 And Jesus answering, said

unto him, Seest thou these 41 And Jesus sat over a. great buildings ? - there shall gainst the treasury, and be- not be left one stone upon an

other, that shall not be thrown d Offerings, sacrifices and oblations

down. consisted in whatever was devoted or given to God.

3 And as he sat upon the Salutations. Tokens of respect mount of Olives, over against

the temple, Peter, and James,


and honour.


The destruction of the S. Mark. temple, &c. foretold. and John, and Andrew, asked 10 And the Gospel must him privately,

first be published among all 4 Tell us, when shall these nations. things be ? and what shall be 11 But when they shall lead the sign when all these things you, and deliver you up, take shall be fulfilled ?

no thought beforehand what 5 And Jesus answering ye shall speak, neither do ye them, began to say, Take premeditate ; but whatsoever heed, lest any man deceive shall be given you in that hour, you:

that speak ye; for it is not ye 6 For many shall come in that speak, but the Holy Ghost. my name, saying, I am Christ; 12 Now, the brother shall and shall deceive many. betray the brother to death,

7 And when ye shall hear and the father the son; and of wars, and rumours of wars, children shall rise up against be not troubled; for such their parents, and shall cause things must needs be; but the them to be put to death. end shall not be yet.a

13 And


shall be hated of 8 For nation shall rise a. all men for my name's sake; gainst nation, and kingdom but he that shall endure unto against kingdom; and there the end, the same shall be sav. shall be earthquakes in divers ed. places, and there shall be fa 14 9 But when ye shall see mines and troubles : these are the abomination of desolation,c the beginnings of sorrows. spoken of by Daniel the pro

9 1 But take heed to your- phet,standing where it ought selves; for they shall deliver not, (let him that readeth unyou up to councils ; and in the derstand,) then let them that synagogues ye shall be beaten; be in Judea flee to the mounand ye shall be brought before tains : rulers and kings for my sake,

15 And let him that is on for a testimony against them.) the house-top not go down in

to the house, neither enter a But the end, i.e. the final destruction of the temple, and the dispersion of his house :

therein, to take any thing out of the Jews by the Romans shall not be yet. Our Saviour's fortelling the

16 And let him that is in destruction of Jerusalem, and that the field not turn back again the Jews would be deprived of their for to take


his garment. kingdom, is a lasting proof of his

17 But wo to them that prophetic power.

are with child, and to them 6 For a testimony, &c. That you that give suck, in those days! may bear witness to them of the truth and reality of my religion by vindicating and supporting it even at 6 The abomination, &c. See Mate. the risk of your lives.

xxiv. 15.

Of Christ's coming
Chap Xiii.

to judgment. 18 And pray ye that your shall be darkened, and the Alight be not in the winter. moon shall not give her light,

19 For in those days d shall 25 And the stars of heaven be affliction, such as was not shall fall, and the powers that from the beginning of the crea are in beaven shall be shaken; tion which God created, unto 26 And then shall they see this time, neither shall be.e the Son of man coming in the

20 And except that the Lord clouds, with great power and had shortened those days, f no glory. Besh should be saved; but 27 And then shall he send for the elect's g sake, whom his angels, and shall gather he hath chosen, he hath short- together his eleet from the four ened the days.

winds, from the uttermost part 21 And then, if any man

of the earth to the uttermost shall say to you, Lo, here is part of heaven. Christ; or, lo, he is there; 28 Now, learn a parable of believe him not:

the fig-tree; When her branch 22 For false christs and is yet tender, and putteth forth false prophets shall rise, and leaves, ye know that summer shall shew signs and wonders, is near: to seduce, if it were possible, 29 So ye, in like manner, even the elect.



shall see these things 23 But take ye heed; be come to pass, know that it is hold I have foretold you all nigh, even at the doors. things.

30 Verily I say unto you, 24 9 But in those days, af- That this generation shall not ter that tribulation, the sun h pass i till all these things be

done. d Those days, &c. when Jerusalem

31 Heaven and earth shall should be destroyed.

e Neitber shall be afterward. er in the destruction of the Jews, f Those days of peril, distress, and and others, who reject the Gospel, vengeance.

that Jesus is indeed the Messiah; & Elect, sincere Christians.

and he will send forth his ministers 6 The sun, it is thought by many, into all parts of the world to preach means, the sovereignty or political the Gospel, and to gather into his power of the Jews; the moon, the church, those of all nations, who'. church or established religion; and shall be converted, and become his the stars of heaven, the ministers of faithful followers. religion. The 24, 25, 26, and 27th i This generation shall not pass, i. & verses may be thus paraphrased. In Men now living shall not die, till all the days after the destruction of Je- these things, concerning the destruc, rusalem, the whole nation, govern. tion of Jerusalem and the preaching ment, and religion of the Jews shall of the Gospel, be accomplished. And be dissolved ; and it will evidently it is said, John did live to see ali appear, by the display of great powo fulfilled.

A woman anoints S. Mark. the head of Christ. pass away; but my words shall him by craft, and put him to not pass away.

death. 32 | But of that day and 2 But they said, Not on the that hour knoweth no man, no, feast-day, lest there be an upnot the angels which are in roar of the people. heaven, neither the Son, but 3 | And being in Bethany, the Father.

in the house of Simon the 33 Take ye heed, watch and leper, as he sat at meat, there pray;


ye know not when came a woman having an alathe time is.

baster-box of ointment of spike34 For the Son of man is as nard, very precious; and she a man taking a far journey, brake the box, and poured it who left his house, and gave

on his head. authority to his servants, and 4 And there were some that to every man his work, and had indignation within themcommanded the porter to selves, and said, Why was this watch.

waste of the ointment made ? 35 Watch ye, therefore ; 5 For it might have been (for ye know not when the sold for more than three hunmaster of the house cometh; dred pence, and have been at even, k or at midnight, or at given to the poor. And they the cock-crowing,l or in the murmured against her. morning :)

6 And Jesus said, Let her 36 Lest, coming suddenly, alone; why trouble ye her? he find you sleeping.

she bath wrought a good work 37 And what I say unto you, I say unto all, Watch. ng For ye have the poor with

you always, and whensoever CHAP. XIV. ye will ye may do them good; 1 Conspiracy against Christ; but me ye have not always.

3 a woman poureth ointment 8 She hath done what she on his head ; 12 Judas selleth, could; she is come aforehand 43 and betrayeth him; 66 to anoint my body to the buryPeter thrice denieth him.

ing. AFTER two days was the 9 Verily I say unto you, feast of the passover,a and of Wheresoever this Gospel shall unleavened bread; and the be preached throughout the chief priests and the seribes whole world, this also that sought how they might take she hath done shall be spoken

of, for a memorial of her. & Eden, evening:

10 | And Judas Iscariot, 1 Cock-crowing, three in the morn

one of the twelve, went unto ing.

the chief priests, to betray him w Passover. See Matt. xxvi. 2. unto them,

on me.

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