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showed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.

38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living : for 'all live unto him.

39 9 Then certain of the Scribes answering said, Master, thou hast well said.

40 And after that they durst not ask him any question at all.

41 And he said unto them, "How say they that Christ is David's son?

42 And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, "The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

43 Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.

44 David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then his son?

45 9 Then in the "audience of all the people he said unto his disciples,

46 * Beware of the Scribes, which desire to

s See on MAT. xxii. 32.

+ Rom. vi. 10, 11: For in that he died, he died unto sin once : but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. do. xiv. 7-9: For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord; whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

u Mat. xxii. 42: What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. MARK, xii. 35: Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the Scribes that Christ is the son of David ?

v See on Mat. xxii. 44.

w MAT. xxiii. 1: Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples. MARK, xii. 38: He said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the Scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the market-places. 1 TIM. v. 20 : Them that sin rebuke before all.

* See on Mat. xxiii. 6.

walk 15 in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;

47 Which devour widows' houses, and for a "show make long prayers :16 the same shall receive *greater damnation.17

CHAP. XXI. 1 Christ commendeth the poor widow : 5 he foretelleth the destruction

of the temple, and of the city Jerusalem : 25 the signs also which shall be before the last day: 34 he exhorteth them to be watchful.

AND he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the "treasury.

2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.

3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:

4 For all these have of their abundance3 cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.

15 like to walk. Pu. 16 and pray long in pretence. Pu. 17 more abundant judgment. Pu. "offerings. Co. Ma. Cr. Ud. ? See MAKK, xii. 42. A. V. 3 superfluity, Ma. Cr. Ud. Bi. Gen.

y Isa. x. 1,2: Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed ; to turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless! See on Mat. xxiii. 14.

21 Thes, ii. 5 : For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness.

a LUKE, X. 12, 14: But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city. But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you. Jam. iii. 1: My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.

CHAP. XXI. a MARK, xii. 41: Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury; and many that were rich cast in much.

• See on MARK, xii. 41. • See on 2 Cor. viii. 12.

5 And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,

6 As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass ?

8 And he said, 'Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the timeộ draweth near : go ye not therefore after them.

9 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not "terrified : for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.?

10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom :

jewels. Co. Ma. Cr. Ud. 5 the disciples. Wh. 6and, The time. See Mat. iii. 2, and iv. 17. A.V. ?immediately. We.

d See on MARK, xiii. 1. . e See on LUKE, xix. 44.

f2 Thes. ii. 3, 9, 10: Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan, with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 2 John, ver. 7: Many deceivers are entered into the world. See on MAT. xxiv. 4. ; 8 Mat. iv. 17: Repent ye : for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Rev. i. 3: Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

b Pro. iii. 25, 26; Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken. See on Mat. xxiv, 6, 7.

i Mat. xxiv. 7.

11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into 'prisons, being brought9 "before kings and rulers for "my name's sake.

13 And it shall oturn to you for a testimony.

14 "Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer :

15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your 'adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

8 these things. Ham. and bring you. Ma. * See on Mat. xxiv. 9.

"Acts, iv. 3: They laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day. do. v. 18: And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison. do. xii. 4: When he had apprehended him [Peter], he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him. do. xvi. 24: Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks. Rev. ii. 10: Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days; be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

mActs, xxv. 23: On the morrow, when Agrippa was come, and Bernice, with great pomp, and was entered into the place of hearing, with the chief captains, and principal men of the city, at Festus' commandment Paul was brought forth.

ń 1 Pet. ii. 14: Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

• Phil. i. 28: In nothing terrified by your adversaries : which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God. 2 Thes. i. 5: Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer.

P See on MAT. X. 19. 1 See on MAT. X. 20.

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. x. 21.

s Acts, vii. 59: They stoned Stephen. do. xii. 2: He killed James the brother of John with the sword. do. xxvi. 10: Which thing I [Paul] 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 in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. do. vi. 9: And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held. do. xii. 11: And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

+ MAT. X. 22: And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

u John, xvii. 14: I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 1 Pet.iv.16: Ifany man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

* See on Mat. x. 30.

w Rom. v. 3: And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience. Heb. x. 36: For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. "JAMES, i. 4: But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

* Mat. xxiv. 15: When ye therefore shall see the abomination 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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