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Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and Scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far 22 from thee, Lord : this shall not be unto thee. But he turned, and 23

of his decease, which he should accomplish at 63. Destroy this temple, and in three days Jerusalem. Let these sayings sink down into I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty your ears, for the Son of man shall be de- and six years was this temple in building, and livered into the hands of men; but they wilt thou rear it up in three days ? But he understood not this saying, and it was hid spake of the temple of his body. John ii. 19, from them, that they perceived it not; and 20, 21. Him (Jesus), being delivered by the they feared to ask him of that saying. Lu. determinate counsel and fore-knowledge of ix. 22. 30, 31, 44, 45. Behold, we go up to God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands Jerusalem, and all things that were written have crucified and slain (said Peter on the by the prophets concerning the Son of man day of Pentecost): whom God hath raised up, shall be accomplished; for he shall be de- having loosed the pains of death, because it livered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mock- was not possible that he should be holden of ed, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on : it. For David speaketh concerning him, I and they shall scourge him, and put him to foresaw the Lord always before my face, for death, and the third day he shall rise again. he is on my right hand, that I should not be And they understood none of these things; moved; therefore did my heart rejoice, and and this saying was hid from them, neither my tongue was glad ; moreover also my flesh knew they the things which were spoken. shall rest in hope, because thou wilt not leave Lu. xviii. 31–34. He is not here, but risen my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine (said the angels to the women at the sepulchre). Holy One to see corruption. Thou hast made Remember how he spake unto you, when he known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make was yet in Galilee, saying, The Son of man me full of joy with thy countenance. Theremust be delivered into the hands of sinful fore (David), being a prophet, and knowing men, and be crucified, and the third day rise that God had sworn with an oath to him, again. Ought not Christ to have suffered that of the fruit of his loins, according to the said Jesus to the two disciples on the way to flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his Emmaus) these things, and to enter into his throne ; he seeing this before, spake of the glory! And beginning at Moses and all resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not the prophets, he expounded unto them in all left in hell, neither his flesh did see corrupthe Scriptures the things concerning himself. tion. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof Thus it is written (said Jesus to the eleven), we all are witnesses. Ac. ii. 23–32. and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to 22 Began to rebuke him.] See verses 16, rise from the dead the third day. Lu. xxiv. 17. Behold, one of them (his disciples) 6. 7. 26, 27. 46. I delivered unto you, first which were with Jesus, stretched out his of all, that which I also received; how that hand, and drew his sword, and struck a ser-' Christ died for our sins, according to the vant of the high priest, and smote off his ear. Scriptures ; and that he was buried, and that Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy he rose again the third day, according to the sword into his place, for all they that take Scriptores. i Co. xv. 3, 4. See chap. xvii. the sword shall perish with the sword. 12.

Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Chief priests and Scribes.] While he (Jesus) Father, and he shall presently give me more yet spake (saying, He is at hand that doth than twelve legions of angels ? Mat. xxvi. betray me), 1o, Judas, one of the twelve, came, 51, 52, 53. Peter took him (Jesus), and beand with him a great multitude with swords gan to rebuke him. Mar. viii. 32. Peter, and staves, from the chief priests and elders said unto him" (" Jesus”), Lord, dost thou of the people. Mat. xxvi. 47. And when he wash my feet? Jesus said unto him, What was accused of the chief priests and elders, he I do thou knowest not now, but thou shalt answered nothing. Mat. xxvii. 12. Now know hereafter. Peter saith unto him, Thou these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron, shalt never wash my feet. John xiii. 6, 7, 8. &e. (by lot into four and twenty orders, fc.) See chap. xix. 13. 1 Chr. xxiv. 1, &c.

Now these are the chief Be it far from thee.] The messenger that of the priests that went up with Zerubbabel was gone to call Micaiah spake unto him, the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua, &c. (two and saying, Behold now, the words of the prophets twenty in number). Ne. xii. 7.

declare good unto the king (Ahab) with one And be raised again the third day.) See mouth of his going against Ramoth Gilead): chap. xxvii. 63. Sir (said the chief priests let thy word, I pray thee, be like the word and Pharisees to Pilate), we remember that of one of them, and speak that which is good. that deceiver said while he was yet alive, i ki. xxii. 13. When “he" (" Agabus ") After three days I will rise again. Mat. xxvii. was come unto us, he took Paul's girdle, and

said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan : thou art an offence

unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but 24 those that be of men. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any

man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his

bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus against Israel, and provoked David to number saith the Holy Ghost ; So shall the Jews at Israel. 1 Chr. xxi. 1. He shewed me Joshua Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this the high priest standing before the angel of girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right the Gentiles. And when we heard these hand to resist him. And the Lord said unto things, both we, and they of that place, be- Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even sought him not to go up to Jerusalem. Then the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and thee. Is not this a brand plucked out of the break mine heart? for I am ready, not to be fire? Zec, iii. 1, 2. Jesus answered "them." bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for (his disciples"), Have not I chosen you the name of the Lord Jesus. Ac. xxi. 11, twelve, and one of you is a devil! Joka vi, 12, 13.

70. 23 Get thee behind me.] See chap, iv, 10. Thou art an offence.] Woe unto the world, Now the serpent was more subtile than any because of offences ; for it must needs be that beast of the field which the Lord God had offences come. But woe to that man by made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, whom the offence cometh. Mat. xvii, 7. hath God said, ye shall not eat of every tree “He" (" Christ") shall be for a sanctuary of the garden ? And the woman said unto but for a stone of stumbling, and for a rock the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the of offence to both the houses of Israel; for a trees of the garden, but of the fruit of the gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of tree which is in the midst of the garden, God Jerusalem. Is. viii. 14. Let us not judge hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall one another any more ; but judge this rather, ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent that no man put a stumbling-block, or au said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die! occasion to fall, in his brother's way. It For God doth know, that in the day ye eat good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, ne thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. offended, or is made weak. Ro. xiv. 18. 2 And when the woman saw that the tree was Thou savourest not the things.] Thou (Pa good for food, and that it was pleasant to the ter) savourest not the things that be of God, eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one but the things that be of men. Mar. viii

. 33. wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did They that are after the flesh do mind the eat, and gave also unto her husband with her, things of the flesh; but they that are after and he did eat. And unto Adam “he" the spirit, the things of the spirit. For to be (God”) said, Because thou hast hearkened carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of minded is life and peace : because the camal the tree of which I commanded thee, saying, mind is enmity against God, for it is not Thou shalt not eat of it, cursed is the ground subject to the law of God, neither can be for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it So then, they that are in the flesh canne all the days of thy life. Ge. iii. 1-6. 17. please God. Ro. viii. 5–8. When he (Jesus) had turned about and looked man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, God; for they are foolishness unto him: Get thee behind me, Satan, for thou savourest neither can he know them, because they are not the things that be of God, but the things spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritus that be of men. Mar. viii. 33. Get thee judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged behind me, Satan (said Jesus to the Devil in of no man. I Co. ii. 14, 15. Many wall, of the wilderness), for it is written, Thou shalt whom I have told you, whose end is destrucworship the Lord thy God, and him only tion, whose God 'is their belly, and that shalt thou serve. . iv. 8. Satan himself glory is in their shame, who mind earthly is transformed into an angel of light: there- things. Phi. iii. 19. Set your affection on fore it is no great thing if his ministers also things above, not on things on the earth. be transformed as the ministers of righteous. Col. iii. 2. ness, whose end shall be according to their 24 If any man will come after me) Sa works. 2 Co. xi. 14, 15.

chap. x. 38. For what is a man Satan.] And David said, What have I to if he gain the whole world, and lose himsell

, or do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah, that ye be cast away! For whosoever shall be ashamed should be adversaries unto me? Shall there of me, and of my words, of him shall the Son any man be put to death this day in Israel ? of man be ashamed when he shall come in bis For do not I know that I am this day king own glory, and in his Father's, and of the over Israel? 2 Sa. xix. 22. Satan stood up holy angels. But I tell you of a truth, there

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cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: 25 and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what 26 is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? For 27 the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his


be some standing here which shall not taste is not according to the law; and if I perish, of death till they see the kingdom of God. I perish, Es. iv. 14, 15, 16. I go bound in Lu. ix. 25-27. We must through much the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. things that shall befall me there; save that Ac. xiv. 22. I Paul rejoice in my sufferings the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, for you, and fill up that which is behind of saying, That bonds and afflictions abide me. the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his Ac. xx. 22, 23. And they (Michael and his body's sake, which is the church. Col. i. angels) overcame him (the dragon) by the 24. No man should be moved by these blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their afflictions, for yourselves know that we are testimony; and they loved not their lives appointed thereunto. 1 Th. iii. 3. All that unto death. Re. xii. 11. See chap. xix. 29. will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer 26 What is a man profited, &c.] See persecution. 2 Ti. iii. 12. By faith Moses, chap. v. 29. Satan answered the Lord and when he was come to years, refused to be said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing will he give for his life. Job ii. 4. What rather to suffer affliction with the people of shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a whole world, and lose his own soul. Mar, jeason ; esteeming the reproach of Christ viii. 36. What is a man advantaged, if he greater riches than the treasures in Egypt, gain the whole world and lose himself, or be for he had respect unto the recompence of the cast away? Lu. ix. 25. reward. He. xi. 24-26.

Gain the whole world.] See chap. iv. 8, 9. And take up his cross.] As they came out What is the hope of the hypocrite, though he leading Christ away to crucify him), they hath gained, when God taketh away his soul? ound a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him Job xxvii. 8. Thou fool (said God to the rich hey compelled to bear his cross. Mat. xxvii. man in the parable), this night thy soul shall 32. They compel one Simon a Cyrenian, be required of thee, then whose shall those who passed by coming out of the country, the things be which thou hast provided ? Lu. ather of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his xii. 20. Abraham said (to the rich man being

Mar. xv. 21. And as they led him in torments), Son, remember that thou in thy way, they laid hold upon one Simon, a life-time receivedst thy good things, and likeSyrenian coming out of the country, and on wise Lazarus evil things, but now he is comim they laid the cross, that he might bear it forted, and thou art tormented. Lu. xvi. 25. fter Jesus. Lu. xxiii. 26. He (Jesus) bear- Or what shall a man give in exchange, &c.] ng his cross, went forth into a place called None of them can by any means redeem his he place of a Scull, which is called in the brother, nor give to God a ransom for him, Iebrew, Golgotha. John xix. 17. Foras- (for the redemption of their soul is precious, ouch then as Christ hath suffered for us in and it ceaseth for ever). Ps. xlix. 7, 8. he flesh, árm yourselves likewise with the What shall a man give in exchange for his ame mind; for he that hath suffered in the soul ? Mar. viii. 37. esh, hath ceased from sin ; that he no longer 27 The Son of man shall come.] See chap. hould live the rest of his time in the flesh to xxvi. 64. Then shall appear the sign of the he lusts of men, but to the will of God. Son of man in heaven. Mat. xxiv. 30. When Pe. iv. 1, 2.

the Son of man shall come in his glory, and 25 Whosoever will save his life.] See chap. all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit

39. If thou (said Mordecai to Esther) upon the throne of his glory. Mat. xxv. 31. oldest thy peace at this time (when the Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting ews are about to be extirpated), then shall on the right hand of power, and coming in heir enlargement and deliverance arise to the the clouds of heaven. Mat. xxvi. 64. Whoews from another place, but thou and thy soever shall be ashamed of me and of my ther's house shall be destroyed : and who words, in this adulterous and sinful generahoweth whether thou art come to the king- tion, of him also shall the Son of man be om for such a time as this? Then Esther ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his ide them return Mordecai this answer, Go, Father with the holy angels. Mar. viii. 38. ather together all the Jews that are present Jesus said, I am the Christ), and ye shall

Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither see the Son of man sitting on the right hand it nor drink three days, night or day: I also of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. id my maidens will fast likewise, and so Mar. xiv. 62. Whosoever shall be ashamed of ill I go in unto the king (Ahasuerus), which me and of my words, of him shall the Son of angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his 28 works. Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here,

which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

man be ashamed when he shall come in his people of the land shall be troubled ; I wil do own glory, and in his Father's, and of the unto them after their way, and according to holy angels. Lu. ix. 26. And then shall their deserts will I judge them, and they they see the Son of man coming in a cloud, shall know that I'am the Lord. Ez. vii. 27. with power, and great glory. Lu. xxi. 27. (God), who will render to every man accordHereafter shall the Son of man sit on the ing to his deeds. Ro. ii. 6. Now he that right hand of the power of God. Lu. xxii. planteth and he that watereth are one: and 69. See chap. xix. 28 ; xxiv. 30 ; xxv. 31. every man shall receive his own reward,

With his angels.] See chap. xiii. 41. 49. according to his own labour. 1 Co. iii. 8. We And a fiery stream issued and came forth must all appear before the judgment-seat of from before "him” (the Ancient of days), Christ ; that every one may receive the things thousand thousands ministered unto him, and done in his body, according to that he hath ten thousand times ten thousand stood be done, whether it be good or bad. 2 Co. 7. 10. fore him; the judgment was set, and the Whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the books were opened. Da. vii. 10. The Lord same shall he receive of the Lord, whether my God shall come, and all the saints with he be bond or free. Ep. vi. 8. If ye call on thee. Zec. xiv. 5. To you who are troubled the Father, who without respect of persons, (God will recompense) rest with us, when the judgeth according to every man's work, pass Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with the time of your sojourning here in fear. his mighty angels, in flaming fire taking I Pe. i. 17. I will kill her children with vengeance on them that know not God, and death, and all the churches shall know that I that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus am he which searcheth the reins and hearts, Christ: who shall be punished with everlast- and I will give unto every one of you according destruction from the presence of the ing to your works. Re. ii. 23. Behold, 1 Lord, and from the glory of his power; come quickly, and my reward is with me, to when he shall come to be glorified in his give every man according as his work shall saints, and to be admired in all them that be; I am Alpha, and Omega, the beginning believe (because our testimony among you and the end ; the first and the last. Blessed was believed) in that day. 2 The. i. 7–10. are they that do his commandments, that they Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of may have right to the tree of life, and may “ these" (false teachers"), saying, Behold enter in through the gates into the city; for the Lord cometh with ten thousand of his without are dogs, and sorcerers, and where saints to execute judgment upon all, &c. mongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and Jude 14.

whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. Re. ri. And then he shall reward, &c.] See chap. 12–15. x. 41, 42. The work of man shall he (the 28 There be some standing here.) Verily Lord) render unto him, and cause every man Is say unto you, that there be some of thera to find according to his ways. Job xxxiv. 11. that stand here which shall not taste of death Unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy, for till they have seen the kingdom of God corse thou renderest to every man according to his with power. Mar. ix. 1. I tell you of a work. Ps. lxii. 12. He that keepeth thy truth, there be some standing here which shall soul, doth not he know it? And shall not not taste of death till they see the kingdom of he render to every man according to his works. God. Lu. ix. 27. Pr. xxiv. 12. Say ye to the righteous, that it Taste of death.] Behold, there was a man shall be well with him ; for they shall eat the in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and fruit of their doings. Woe unto the wicked ! the same man was just and devout, waiting it shall be ill with him ; for the reward of his for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy hands shall be given him. Is. iii. 10, 11. I, the Ghost was upon him. Lu. ii. 25. Now we Lord, search the heart, I try the reins, even know that thou hast a devil (said the Jews to to give every man according to his ways, and Jesus); Abraham is dead, and the prophets, according to the fruit of his doings. Je. xvii. and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, be 10. The Great, the mighty God, the Lord shall never taste of death! John vii. 52. of Hosts is his name ; great in council, and But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower mighty in work; for thine eyes are open upon than the angels, for the suffering of death, all the ways of the sons of men, to give every crowned with glory: that he by the grace of one according to his ways, and according to God should taste death for every man. 11. the fruit of his doings. Je. xxxii. 19. The ii. 9. See chap. x. 23. Hereafter, shall ye king shall mourn, and the prince shall be see the Son of man sitting on the right hand clothed with desolation, and the hands of the of power, and coming in the clouds of heaves

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Mat, xxvi. 64. And then they shall see the Son the door of the sepulchre) was like lightning, of man coming in the clouds with great power and his raiment white as snow. Mat. xxviii. 3. and glory. Mar. xiii. 26. When the Son of And it came to pass when Moses came down man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth ? from Mount Sinai with the two tables of testiLu. xviii. 8. Then shall they see the Son of mony in Moses' hand, that Moses wist not man coming in a cloud with power and great that the skin of his face shone while He glory. And when these things begin to come talked with him. And when Aaron and all to pass, then look up and lift up your heads, "the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the for your redemption draweth nigh. Lu. xxi. skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to 27, 28.

come nigh him: and Moses called unto them;

and Aaron and all the Rulers of the congreCHAP. XVII.-1 After six days.) After gation returned unto him: and Moses talked six days, Jesus taketh with him Peter, and with them. And afterward all the children of James, and John, and leadeth them up into Israel came nigh : and he gave them in coman high mountain apart by themselves : and mandment all that the Lord had spoken with he was transfigured before them. Mar. ix. 2. him in Mount Sinai. And till Moses had It came to pass about an eight days after these done speaking with them, he put a vail on his sayings, he took Peter, and John, and James, face. But when Moses went before the Lord and went up into a mountain to pray! And to speak with him, he took the vail off until as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance he came out. And he came out and spake was altered, and his raiment was white and unto the children of Israel that which he was glistering. Lu. ix. 28, 29.

commanded. And the children of Israel saw Peter, James, and John.] And “he" the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' (Jesus ") took with him (unto a place called face shone : and Moses put the vail upon his Gethsemane) Peter and the two sons of Zebe- face again until he went in to speak with him. dee, and began to be sorrowful and very Ex. xxxiv. 29–35. The Word was made heavy. Mat. xxvi. 37. And "he" (" Jesus) flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his suffered no man to follow him to the Ruler glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the of the Synagogue's house), save Peter, and Father) full of grace and truth. John i. 14. James, and John the brother of James. Mar. Father, I will (said Jesus) that they also, v. 37. When he came into the (Ruler's) whom thou hast given me, be with me where house, he suffered no man to go in, save I am, that they may behold my glory, which Peter, and James, and John, and the father thou hast given me ; for thou lovedst me before and the mother of the maiden. Lu. viii. 51. the foundation of the world. John xvii. 24. This is the third time I am coming to you At mid-day, O king, (said Paul to Agrippa), (said Paul); in the mouth of two or three I saw in the way a light from heaven, above witnesses shall every word be established. 2 the brightness of the sun, shining round Co. xii. 1.

about me and them which journeyed with me. An high mountain apart.] This voice which And when we were all fallen to the earth, I came from heaven we heard, when we were heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying with him in the holy mount. 2 Pe. i. 18. in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why per

2 Transfigured before them.] And as he secutest thou me ? It is hard for thee to kick (Jesus) prayed, the fashion of his countenance against the pricks. And I said, Who art thou was altered, and his raiment was white and Lord ? and he said, I am Jesus, whom thou glistering. Lu. ix. 29. Be not conformed to persecutest. Ac. xxvi. 13, 14, 15. In the this world; but be ye transformed by the midst of the seven candlesticks (I saw) one. renewing of your mind, that ye may prove like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garwhat is that good and acceptable and perfect ment down to the foot, and girt about the will of God. Ro. xii. 2. (Christ) who being paps with a golden girdle; his head and his in the form of God, thought it not robbery to hairs were white like wool, as white as snow, be equal with God; but made himself of no and his eyes were as a flame of fire, and his reputation, and took upon him the form of a feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in servant, and was made in the likeness of men. a furnace, and his voice as the sound of many Phi. ii. 6, 1.

waters; and he had in his right hand seven His face did shine as the sun.] His (the stars, and out of his mouth went a sharp two. angel's) countenance (wha rolled the stone from edged sword; and his countenance was as VOL. II.


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