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passed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
21 Then let them which are in Judæa flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
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
y Deut. xxviii. 25, 48 : The LORD shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them; and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth. Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things : and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.
Dan. ix. 26, 27 : After threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. Zec. xi. 1, 6: Open thy doors, o Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars. For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith the LORD; but, lo, I will deliver the men every one into his neighbour's hand, and into the hand of his king: and they shall smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver them. do. xiv. 1, 2: Behold, the day of the LORD
cometh, and thy spoil shall de divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle ; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished ; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from
z LAM. iv. 10: The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children : they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of my people. Mat. xxiv. 19: And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and * some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
17 And ye shall be hated of all men for "my name's sake.
18 But there shall not an 'hair of your head perish.
19 In your patience possess ye your souls. 20 And when ye 'shall see Jerusalem com
See on MAT. 1. 2).
* ACTS, TH. 59: They stoned Stephen. do. xii. 2: He killed James the brother of John with the sword. do. xxvi. 10: Which thing I [Paxl also did in Jerusalem : and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the Chief Priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them. Rev. ii. 13: I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied iny faith, even ir: those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. do. vi. 9: And whei he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls o them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimon which they held. do. xii. 11: And they overcame him by th blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; an they loved not their lives unto the death.
Mat. x. 22: And ye shall be hated of all men for m name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved
• John, xvii. 14: I have given them thy word; and the wor hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I a not of the world. 1 Pet.iv. 16: If any man suffer as a Christia let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this beha
* See on Mat. x. 30.
* Rom. v. 3: And not only so, but we glory in tribulation also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience. Heb. x. 3 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the w of God, ye might receive the promise. "James, i. 4: But I patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect ai entire, wanting nothing.
* Mat. xxiv. 15: When ye therefore shall see the abomin tion of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place. MARK, xiii. 14: When ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand then let them that be in Judæa flee to the mountains.
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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 be fulfilled.
25 ( And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
a Dan. ix. 27 : The words under ver. 22. do. xii. 7: And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished. Rom. xi. 25: I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. Rev. xi. 2: But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
bMat. xxiv. 29: Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. MARK, xiii, 24, 25: But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. 2 Pet. iii. 10, 12: But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burnt
up Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat.
c Dan. xii. 1: And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people : and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time : and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth; for the "powers of heaven shall be shaken. 10
27 And then shall they see the Son of man 'coming in a cloud with power and great glory."
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your 'redemption draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a "parable ; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
30 When they now shoot forth,12 ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.
31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye 13 that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.
33 Heaven and earth 'shall pass away : but my words shall not pass away.
34 | And take heed to yourselves, lest at any
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d MAT. xxiv. 29: The words under ver. 25. e See on Acts, i. 11.
fRom. viii. 19, 23: The earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
8 MAT. xxiv. 32, MARK, xiii. 28: Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near. h MAT. xxiv. 35.
See on LUKE, xvi. 17. * Isa. xxviii. 1-3: Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine! Behold, the LORD hath a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a