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MATT. XXIV. 31-34.
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pensation of the fulness of times he Και αποστελεί τους αγγέλους αυτού με- might gather together in one allthings Τα σάλπιγγος φωνής μεγάλης, και επισυ- in Christ, both which are in heaven, νάξουσι τους εκλεκτούς αυτού εκ των τεσ
and which are on earth ; even in him, σάρων ανέμων, απ' άκρων ουρανών έως άκρων | Eph. 1. 10. Now we beseech you, autāv.
brethren, by the coming of our Lord
Jesus Christ, and by our gathering And a he shall send bhis angels c*with
together unto him, 2 Thes. ii. 1. a great sound of a trumpet, d and they
VER. S2. shull gather together his elect from the
"Από δε της συκής μάθετε την παραfour winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
βολής: "Οταν ήδη ο κλάδος αυτής γένηται * Or, with a trumpet, and a great voice. á manos, xai tà dúada inmun, mivá ouete a And Jesus came and spake unto
ότι εγγύς το θέρος. them, saying, All power is given unto
Now learn a a parable of the fig tree; me in heaven and in earth, Matt. putteih forth leaves, ye know that sum
When his branch is yet tender, and xxviii. 18. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach
mer is nigh:
a Now learn a parable of the fig the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be tree; When her branch is yet tender, saved ; but he that believeth not shall
and putteth forth leaves, ye know be damned, Mark xvi. 15, 16. And that summer is near: So ye in like
manner, when that repentance and remission of sins things come to pass, know that it is
shall see these should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jeru- nigh, even at the doors, Mark xiii.
And he spake to them a pasalem, Luke xxiv. 47.
b The Son of man shall send forth rable; Behold the fig tree, and all the his angels, and they shall gather out
trees, When they now shoot forth, ye of his kingdom all things that offend,
see and know of your own selves that and them which do iniquity, Matt.
summer is now nigh at hand, Luke xiii. 41. When the Son of man shall
xxi. 29, 30,
VER. S3. come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon | ταύτα, γινώσκετε ότι εγγύς έστιν επί
Ούτω και υμείς, όταν ίδητε πάντα the throne of his glory, xxv. 31. See also on chap. xiii. ver. 41. clause 1. c In a moment, in the twinkling of
So likewise ye, when ye shall see all an eye, at the last trump: for the these things, a know that *it is near, even
at the doors. trumpet shall sound, and the dead
• Or, he. shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed, 1 Cor. xv. 52. For
a For yet a little while, and he that the Lord himself shall descend from
shall come will come, and will not heaven with a shout, with the voice tarry, Heb. x. 37. Grudge not one of the archangel, and with the trump against another, brethren, lest ye be of God: and the dead in Christ shall condemned : behold, the judge standrise first, 1 Thess. iv. 16.
eth before the door, Jam. v. 9. But d And he shall set up an ensign for the end of all things is at hand : be the nations, and shall assemble the ye therefore sober, and watch unto outcasts of Israel, and gather together prayer, 1 Pet. iv. 7. the dispersed of Judah from the four
VER. 34. corders of the earth, Isa. xi. 12. And 'Αμήν λέγω υμίν, ου μη παρέλθη ή then shall he send his angels, and γενεά αύτη, έως αν πάντα ταύτα γένηται. shallgather together his elect from the Verily 1
generafour winds, from the uttermost part of tion shall not pass, till all these things be the earth to the uttermost part of fulfilled. heaven, Mark xiii. 27. And not for aThen goeth he, and taketh with himthat nation only, but that also he self seven other spirits more wicked should gather together in one the than himself, and they enter in and children of God that were scattered dwell there : and the last state of that abroad, John xi. 52. That in the dis- | man is worse than the first. Even so
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MATT. XXIV. 34-37.
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shall it also be unto this wicked ge- | Therefore be ye also ready : for in neration, Matt. xii. 45. Verily I say such an hour as ye think not the Son unto you, There be some standing of man cometh, ver. 42. 44. Watch here, which shall not taste of death, therefore, for ye know neither the till they see the Son of man coming day nor the hour wherein the Son in his kingdom, xvi. 28. Verily I say of man cometh, xxv. 13. But of that unto you, all these things shall come day and that hour knoweth no man, upon this generation, xxiii. 36. Verily no, not the angels which are in heaI say unto you, That this generation ven, neither the Son, but the Father. shall not pass, till all these things be Take ye heed, watch and pray: for done. Heaven and earth shall pass ye know not when the time is, Mark away, but my words shall not pass xiii. 32, 33. And he said unto them, away, Mark xiii. 30, 31. That the | It is not for you to know the times or blood of all the prophets, which was the seasons, which the Father hath shed from the foundation of the world, put in his own power, Acts i. 7. For may be required of this generation, yourselves know perfectly that the day Luke xi. 50. Verily I say unto you, of the Lord so cometh as a thief in This generation shall not pass away, the night, 1 Thess. v. 2. But the day till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth of the Lord will come as a thief in shall pass away: but my words shall the night; in the which the heavens not pass away, xxi. 32, 33.
shall pass away with a great noise, VER. 35.
and the elements shall melt with fer'O cupavès sais qñ wagensúcortas, oi de vent heat, the earth also, and the λόγοι μου ου μή παρέλθωσι. ,
works that are therein, shall be burned a Heaven and eurth shall pass away, up, 2 Pet. iii. 10. Remember therebut b my words shall not pass away.
fore how thou hast received and
If a See on chap. v. ver. 18. clause 1.
b God is not a man, that he should therefore thou shalt not watch, I will lie ; neither the son of man that he
come on thee as a thief, and thou should repent : hath he said, and shall shalt not know what hour I will come he not do it? or hath he spoken, and upon thee, Rev. ii. 3. Behold, I come shall he not make it good ? Num.
as a thief. Blessed is he that watchxxii. 19. The law of the LORD is he walk naked, and they see his
eth, and keepeth his garments, lest perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is
shame, xvi. 15.
sure, making wise the simple, Psal. xix. 7. The
VER. 37. grass withereth, the flower fadeth :
"Ωσπερ δε αι ημέραι του Νώε, ούτως but the word of our God shall stand έσται και η παρουσία του υιού του ανfor ever, Isa. xl. 8. In hope of eter. Ogánov. nal life, which God that cannot lie, But a as the days of Noe were, so promised before the world began, Tit. shall also the coming of the Son of i. 2. But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the Gospel is preached unto
a And the LORD said, I will destroy you, 1 Pet. i. 25. And unto the angel face of the earth ; both man and
man whom I have created, from the of the church of the Laodiceans write; beast, and the creeping thing, and the
These things saith the Amen, the fowls of the air for it repenteth faithful and true witness, the beginning
me that I have made them, Gen. of the creation of God, Rev. üi. 14.
vi, 7. Hast thou marked the old VER. 36.
way which wicked men have trodden ? Περί δε της ημέρας εκείνης και της ώρας which were cut down out of time, , ουδείς οίδεν, ουδέ οι άγγελοι των ουρανών, whose foundation was overthrown ει μη ο πατής μου μόνος. .
with a flood: Which said unto God, But of a that day, and hour knoweth Depart from us: and what can the no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but Almighty do for them ? Job xxii.15, my Father only.
17. And as it was in the days of a Watch therefore: for ye know not Noe, so shall it be also in the days of what hour your Lord doth come. / the Son of man. They did eat, they
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drank, they married wives, they were
VER. 40. given in marriage, until the day that
Τότε δύο έσονται εν τω αγρώ είς σαραNoe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all
, lapßávetai, xai o els soietai. Luke xvii. 26, 27. By faith Noah,
a Then shall two be in the field; the being warned of God of things not
one shall be taken, and the other left. seen as yet, moved with fear, pre a I tell you, in that night there shall pared an ark to the saving of his be two men in one bed; the one shall house ; by the which he condemned be taken, and the other shall be left. the world, and became heir of the Two women shall be grinding togerighteousness which is by faith, Heb. ther; the one shall be taken, and the xi. 7. Which sometime were dis- other left. Two men shall be in the obedient, when once the long-suffer- field; the one shall be taken, and the ing of God waited in the days of other left. And they answered and Noah, while the ark was a preparing, said unto him, Where, Lord? And he wherein few, that is, eight souls were said unto them, Wheresoever the body saved by water. The like figure is, thither will the eagles be gathered whereunto even baptism doth also together, Luke xvii. 34–37. now save us (not the putting away of
VER. 41. the filth of the flesh, but the answer
Δύο άλήθουσαι εν τω μύλωνε μία παραof a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. λαμβάνεται, και μία αφίεται. 1 Pet. iii. 20, 21. And spared not
Two women shall be a grinding at one the old world, but saved Noah the mill; the one shall be taken, and the eighth person, a preacher of righteous- other left. ness, bringing in the flood upon the a And all the firstborn in the land world of the ungodly, 2 Pet. ii. v. of Egypt shall die, from the firstbom Whereby the world that then was, of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his being overflowed with water, perished, throne, even unto the firstborn of the ii. 6.
maid-servant that is behind the mill; VER. 38.
and all the firstborn of beasts, Exod. "Ωσπερ γαρ ήσαν εν ταίς ημέραις ταϊς | xi. 5. Take the millstones, and grind mpò TOỮ xatandue uoũ Tpázoutes nai wi- meal : uncover thy locks, make bare νοντες, γαμούντες και εκγαμίζοντες, άχρι | the leg. uncover the thigh, pass over ης ημέρας εισήλθε Νώε εις την κιβωτόν, the rivers, Isa. xlvii. 2. For as in the days that were before
VER. 42. the flood a they were eating and drink-, Γρηγορείτε ούν, ότι ουκ οίδατε ποία ώρα και ing, marrying and giving in marriage, Kúgios üpeão éPXETa.. until the day that Noe entered into the
a Watch therefore: b for ye know not ark,
what hour your Lord doth come. a And as it was in the days of Noe,
a Watch therefore, for ye know so shall it be also in the days of the neither the day nor the hour wherein Son of man. They did eat, they the Son of man cometh, Matt. xxv. drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that 13. Then saith he unto them, My Noe entered into the ark, and the death : tarry ye here, and watch with
soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of fell on his face, and prayed, saying,
me. And he went a little farther, and Lot ; they did eat, they drank, they Omy Father, if it be possible, let this bought, they sold, they planted, they builded, Luke xvii. 26–28.
cup pass from me: neverthelesą, not
as I will, but as thou wilt. And he VER. 39.
cometh unto the disciples, and findeth Και ουκ έγνωσαν, έως ήλθεν ο κατακλυσ them asleep, and saith unto Peter, μός, και ήρεν άπαντας: ούτως έσται και | What, could ye not watch with me και παρουσία του υιού του ανθρώπου. one hour? Watch and pray, that ye
And knew not until the flood came, and enter not into temptation : the spirit took them all away, so shall also the indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak, coming of the Son of man be.
xxvi. 38-41. Take ye heed, watch
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know not when the eth, and keepeth his garments, lest time is. For the Son of man is as a man he walk naked, and they see his shame' taking a far journey, who left his house, xvi. 15. and gave authority to his servants, b But of that day and hour knowand to every man his work, and com- eth no man, no, not the angels of heamanded the porter to watch. Watch ye ven, but my Father only, ver. 36. therefore: for ye know not when the Therefore be ye also ready: for in master of the house cometh, at even, such an hour as ye think not the Son or at midnight, or at the cock-crow- of man cometh, 44. Take ye heed, ing, or in the morning: Lest coming watch and pray: for ye know not suddenly he find you sleeping. And when the time is. For the Son of mun what I say unto you I say unto is as a man taking a far journey, who all, Watch, Mark xiii. 33–37. Let left his house, and gave authority to your loins be girded about, and your bis servants, and to every man his lights burning; And ye yourselves work, and commanded the porter to like unto men that wait for their lord, watch. Watch ye therefore: for ye when he will return from the wed- know not when the master of the ding; that when he cometh and knock house cometh, at even, or at mideth, they may open unto bim imme- night, or at the cock-crowing, or in diately. Blessed are those servants the morning, Mark xiii. 33–3. whom the lord when he cometh shall
VER. 43. find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make πότης, ποία φυλακή ο κλέπτης έρχεται,
'Εκείνο δε γινώσκετε, ότι εί ήδει ο οικοδεσ* them to sit down to meat, and will byenyézuser àv, xai oix av clase dioguzīvas come forth and serve them. And if they oixlay autoz. he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find
But know this, that if the a good man them blessed are those servants,
of the house had known in what watch Luke xii
. 35–38. Watch ye there the thief would come, he would have fore, and pray always, that ye may be wutched, and would not have suffered his accounted worthy to escape all these
house to be broken up. things that shall come to pass, and to a And this know, that if the good stand before the Son of man, xxi. 36. man of the house had known what · And that knowing the time, that hour the thief would come, he would now it is high time to awake out of have watched, and not have suffered sleep: for now is our salvation nearer his house to be broken through, Luke than when we believed, Rom. xiii. 11. xii. 39. For yourselves know perWatch ye, stand fast in the faith, fectly, that the day of the Lord so quit you like men, be strong, 1 Cor. cometh as a thief in the night. For * xvi. i3. Therefore let us not sleep as when they shall say, Peace and safedo others; but let us watch and be ty, then sudden destruction cometh sober, 1 Thess. v. 6. But the end of upon them, as travail upon a woman all things is at hand: be ye therefore with child; and they shall not escape. sober, and watch unto prayer, 1 Pet. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, iv. 7. Be sober, be vigilant; because that that day should overtake you as your adyersary the devil, as a roar a thief. Ye are all the children of ing lion, walketh about seeking whom light, and the children of the day: we he may devour, v. 8. Be watchful, are not of the night, nor of darkness. and strengthen the things which re- Therefore let us not sleep as do others, main, that are ready to die: for 1 but let us watch and be sober, 1 Thess. have not found thy works perfect be- v. 2–6. But the day of the Lord will fore God. Remember therefore how come as a thief in the night; in the thou hast received, and heard, and which the heavens shall pass away hold fast, and repent. If therefore with a great noise, and the elements thou shalt not watch, I will come on shall melt with fervent heat, the earth chee as a thief, and thou sbalt not. also, and the works that are therein, know what hour I will come upon shall be burned up. Seeing then that thee, Rev. iii. 2, 3. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watch. I what manner of persons ought ye to be
all these things shall be dissolved,
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A. D. 33. in all holy conversation and godliness, thou good servant : because thou hast 2 Pet. ii. 10, 11.
been faithful in a very little, have thou VER. 44.
authority over ten cities, xix. 17. Take Διά τούτο και υμείς γίνεσθε έτοιμοι ότι
heed therefore unto yourselves, and
to all the flock, over the which the ou daxsite, oviòs to ăn@garrov isxemas. Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, Therefore a be ye also ready: for in to feed the Church of God, which he such an hour as ye think not the Son of hath purchased with his own blood, man cometh.
Acts xx. 28. Let a man so account 3 And while they went to buy, the of us, as of the ministers of Christ, bridegroom came; and they that and stewards of the mysteries of God. were ready went in with him to the Moreover it is required in stewards, marriage: and the door was shut. that a man be found faithful, 1 Cor.. Watch therefore, for ye know neither iv. 1, 2. And I thank Christ Jesus our the day nor the hour wherein the Son Lord, who hath enabled me, for that of man cometh, Matt. xxv. 10. 13. he counted me faithful, putting me into Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son the ministry, 1 Tim. i. 12. And the of man cometh at an hour when ye things that thou hast heard of me think not, Luke xii. 40. Let your among many witnesses, the same commoderation be known unto all men. mit thou to faithful men, who shall be The Lord is at hand, Phil. iv. 5. able to teach others also, 2 Tim. ii. 2. Grudge not one against another, bre And Moses verily was faithful in all thren, lest ye be condemned: behold, his house, as a servant, for a testithe judge standeth before the door, mony of those things which were to Jam. v. 9. Let us be glad and re- be spoken after, Heb. iii. 5. As every joice; and give honour to him: for man hath received the gift, even so the marriage of the Lamb is come, minister the same one to another, as and his wife hath made herself ready, good stewards of the manifold grace Rev. xix. 7.
of God. If any man speak, let him VER. 45.
speak as the oracles of God; if any τις άρα έστιν ο πιστός δούλος και φρόνι- ability which God giveth: that God
man minister, let him do it as of the όν κατέστησεν ο κύριος αυτού επί της in all things may be glorifed through θεραπείας αυτού, του διδόναι αυτούς την Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and τροφήν εν καιρώ ; ;
dominion for ever and ever. Amen, Who then a is a faithful and wise ser 1 Pet. iv. 10, 11. I know thy works, vant, whom his lord huth made ruler and where thou dwellest, even where over his household, b to give them meat Satan's seat is : and thou holdest fast in due season?
my name, and hast not denied my a Then Peter said unto him, Lord, faith, even in those days, wherein Anspeakest thou this parable unto us, tipas was my faithful martyr, who or even to all? And the Lord said, was slain among you, where Satan Who then is that faithful and wise dwelleth, Rev. ii. i3. steward, whom his lord shall make b Son of man, prophesy against the ruler over his household, to give them shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say their portion of meat in due season ? unto them, Thus saith the Lord God Blessed is that servant, whom his lord unto the shepherds ; Woe be to the when he cometh shall find so doing, shepherds of Israel that do feed themLuke xii. 41–43. He that is faithful selves! should not the shepherds feed in that which is least is faithful also the flocks? Ezek. Ixxiv. 2. So when in much: and he that is unjust in the they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon least is unjust also in much. If there- Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest fore ye have not been faithful in the thou me more than these? He saith mnrighteous mammon, who will com- unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest mit to your trust the true riches? And that I love thee. He saith unto him, if ye have not been faithful in that Feed my lambs. He saith to him which is another man's, who shall again the second time, Simon, son of give you that which is your own? xvi. Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto 10–12. And be said unto him, Well, I him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I