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39 love falutations in the market-places, And the chief

seats in the fynagogues, and the uppermost rooms at 40 feasts : Which devour widow's houses, and for a

pretence make long prayers: these ihall receive

greater damnation. 4.1 And Jesus fat over against the (g) treasury, and

beheld how the people caft money into the treasury: 42

and many that were rich cast in much. And there

came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two 43 mites, which make a farthing (h). And he called unto

him his disciples, and faith unto them, Verily I say unto you, that this poor widow hath caft more in,

than (i) áll they which have cast into the treasury. 44 For all they did cast in of their abundance: but the

of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living (k).

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I AND as he went out of the temple, one of his

disciples faith unto him, Master, fee what manner 2 of stones, and what buildings are bere. And Jesus

answering said unto him, Seeft thou these great

buildings ? there shall not be left one stone upon 3 another, that shall not be thrown down. And as

he sat upon the mount of Olives, over against the

temple, Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, 4 asked him privately, Tell us when shall these things

be? and what shall be the sign when all these things 5 fhall be fulfilled? And Jesus answering them, began

(9) The chest in which were kept all contributions for the use of the temple.

(h) The fourth part of the Roman penny, not quite two-pence English money.

(i) Qur offerings to God, and our alms and charity to the poor, are not rated by the largeness of the gift, but by the circumstances, and good intention, of the giver. .(k) All that she had to live upon,


6 to say, Take heed left

any man deceive

you. many shall come in my name, saying, I am Chrift: 7 and shall deceive many. And when ye shall hear of

wars, and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled :

for fuch things must needs be; but the end fail not 8 be yet. For nation thall rise against nation, and

kingdom against kingdom ; and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines

and troubles : these are the beginnings of sorrows. 9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver

you up to councils, and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten, and ye shall be brought before rulers and

kings for my fake, for a testimony again't them (a). 10 And the gospel must first be published among all 11 nations. But when they shall lead yon, and deliver

you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shal! speak, neither do ye b) premeditate : but whatloever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye:

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 thall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put


shall be hated of all men for

my name's fake: but he that shall endure unto the end,

the same shall be saved. 14 But when ye shall see the abomination of (c) defo

lation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth, under

stand) (d) then let them that be in Judea Aee to the 15 mountains : And let him that is on the house-top,

not go down into the house, neither enter therein, 16 (e) to take any thing out of his house. And let

13 to death.

(a) For a testimony to them of the truth of your doctrine. b) See Matt. x. 19.

(c) When the Roman army shall have taken the city, and the en. figns and statues of the Emperors shall be carried into the temple, or the holy place. Matt. xxiv. 15.

(d) See Matt. xxiv. 15.
(e) Sec Matt. xxiv. 17
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him that is in the field, not turn back again for to 17 take up his garment.

his garment. But wo to them that are with child, and to them that give fuck in those days. 18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter. 19 For in those days shall be affliction, such as was

not from the beginning of the creation which God 20 created, unto this time, neither shall be. And ex

cept that the Lord had shortened those days, no fesh

should be saved: but for the elect's fake, whom he 21 hath chosen, he hath shortened the days (f). And

then, if any man Ihall say to you, Lo, here is Christ, 22 or lo, he is there : believe him not. For false Christs,

and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and

wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the 23 elect. But take ye heed : behold, I have foretold

you all things. 24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun

shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her 25 light: And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the 26 powers that are in heaven shall be shaken (8). And

then shall they see the Son of man coming in the 27 clouds, with great power and glory. And then

shall he fend his angels, and fhall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost

part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven. 28 Now learn a parable of the fig-tree (b): when her

branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, 29 ye know that the fummer is near : So ye in like

manner, when ye shall fee. these things come to

pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors. 30 Verily I say unto you, that this. (i) generation 31 shall not pass, till all these things be done. Heaven

(f). See Matt. xxiv. 22. Note.

(8) See Matt. xxiv. 29. Note. Luke xxi. 23, 24. · (h) 'Observe the comparison į am going to draw from the figtree,

(1) The destruction of Jerusalem happened within forty years afterwards. A. D. 69.


and earth shall pass away (k): but my words shall

not pass away. 32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man,

no not the (2) angels which are in heaven, neither 33 the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch 34 and pray: for ye know not when the time is. For

the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his fer

vants, and to every man his work, and commanded 35 the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore, (for ye

know not when the master of the house cometh: at

even, or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, 36 or in the morning) (m). Lest coming suddenly, he 37 find you sleeping. And what I say unto you, I say

unto all, Watch.

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and of unleavened (a) bread and the chief priets and the scribes fought how they might take him by 2 craft, and put him to death. But they faid, Not

on the feast-day, left there be an uproar of the

people. 3 And being in Bethany, in the house of Simon the

leper (b), as he sat at meat, there came a woman, having an alabaster-box of ointment of spikenard, very

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(k) The fact shall most certainly come to pass.
(!) This is an answer to the questions concerning the destruction
of Jerusalem, verse 4, and may be explained by what our blessed Sa-
viour faith, Afts i. 7. it being one of the times and seasons which
the Father hath put in his power, and made no part of the revela-
tion which the Son was to preach to the world.

(m) See Matt. xiv. 25.
(a) See Matt. xxvi. 2.
(6) See Matt. xxvi. 6. John xii. 3.


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precious; and the brake the (c) box, and poured it 4 on his head. And there were some that had indig

nation within themselves, and said, Why was this 5 waste of the cintment made? For it might have been fold for more than three hundred


and have been given to the poor (d). And they mur6 inured against her. And Jesus said, Let her alone,

why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work 7 on me. For ye have the poor with you always,

and whenfoever ye will ye may do them good : but 8 me ye have not always. She hath done what she

could : she is come aforehand to anoint my body 9 to the burying (e). Verily I say unto you, Wherefo

ever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of, for a memorial of her.

And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto II the chief priests, to betray him unto them. And

when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he fought how he might conveniently betray him.

And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him,

Where wilt thou that we go and prepare, that thou 13 mayeft eat the pallover? And he fendeth forth two

of his disciples : and faith unto them, Go ye into

the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing 14 a pitcher of water: follow him. And wherefoever

he fhall go in, say ye to the good man of the house, The master faith, Where is the guest-chainber,

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(c) By breaking the box, may we not understand opening the box, and taking part of the perfumed oil which it contained to pour upon his head, as was the custom in the East, when they were de

firous of paying extraordinary respect to any one at an entertain* meni?

Id The Roman penny being worth 7?d. of English money, (See dlati. rui. 19. Note.) the whole amount was gl. 138. 9d. (e) See slait. xxvi. 10.


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