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31 sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. The
saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep
xvi. 28. Then shall the King say unto them Cedron where was a garden, into the which on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my he entered, and his disciples. And Judas also Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you which betrayed him, knew the place; kr from the foundation of the world. Mat. xxv. Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his dis34. And in this mountain shall the Lord of ciples ; Judas then, having received a band hosts make unto all people a feast of fat of men and officers from the chief priests things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanternes
, things full of marrow, of wines on the lees and torches, and weapons. Jesus, therefore, well refined. Is. xxv. 6. Fear not little knowing all things that should come upen flock ; for it is your Father's good pleasure him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom to give you the kingdom. Lu. xii. 32. I seek ye? John xviii. 1-4. will not drink of the fruit of the vine until 31 au ye shall be offended.] See verse the kingdom of God shall come. And I 56. and chap. xi. 6. Then shall they deliver appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you; hath appointed unto me, that ye may eat and ye shall be hated of all nations for my and drink at my table in my kingdom, and name's sake. Mat. xxiv. 9. Jesus saith unto sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of them, All ye shall be offended because of Israel. Lu. xxii. 18. 29, 30. The Lamb me this night; for it is written, I will which is in the midst of the throne shall feed smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be "them” (“ that have washed their robes in the scattered. But after that I am risen, I will blood of the Lamb"), and shall lead them unto go before you into Galilee. Mar. xiv. 27, XX living fountains of waters ; and God shall Simon, Simon (said Jesus to Peter), behold, wipe away all tears from their eyes. Re. vii. 17. Satan hath desired to have you, that he way
When they had sung an hymn.] Sing aloud sift you as wheat ; but I have prayed to unto God our strength: make a joyful noise thee, that thy faith fail not, and when then unto the God of Jacob. Take a psalm, and art converted strengthen thy brethren. Lt. bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp xxii. 31, 32. Behold, the hour cometh, yet with the psaltery. Blow up the trumpet in the is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every new moon in the time appointed, on our man to his own, and shall leave me alone, solemn feast day; for this was a statute for and yet I am not alone, because the Father Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob. Ps. is with me. John xvi. 32. Ixxxi. 1-4. And when they had sung an I will smite the shepherd, &c.) Yet it hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. pleased the Lord to bruise him: he hath puthin Mar. xiv. 26. Be filled with the Spirit, to grief. When thou shalt make his soal sa speaking to yourselves in psalms, and hymns, offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall and spiritual songs, singing and making prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Land melody in your heart to the Lord, giving shall prosper in his hand. Is
. liii. 10. Awake
, thanks always for all things unto God and O sword, against my shepherd, and against the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus the man that is my fellow, saith the Lord of Christ. Ep. v. 19, 20. Let the peace of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye be scattered ; and I will turn mine hand upon are called in one body, and be ye thankful. the little ones. Zec. xii. 7. Col. iii. 15. Let the word of Christ dwell in And the sheep of the flock, &c.] My breyou richly in all wisdom, teaching and ad- thren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and monishing one another, in psalms, and hymns, as the stream of brooks they pass away and spiritual songs, singing with grace in which are blackish by reason of the ice, aut your hearts to the Lord; and whatsoever ye wherein the snow is hid: what time they do, in word or deed, do all in the name of wax warm, they vanish: when it is hot, they the Lord Jesus , giving thanks to God and the are consumed out of their place
. The paths of Father by him. Col. iii. 16, 17.
their way are turned aside; they go to nothing They went out into the mount
, &c.] In the and perish. The troops of Tema looked day time he was teaching in the temple ; and the companies of Sheba waited for theith at night he went out and abode in the mount They were confounded because they had that is called the mount of Olives. Lu. xxi. hoped ; they came thither, and were ashamed. 37. And he came out and went, as he was For now ye are nothing ; ye see my casting wont, to the mount Olives, and his disciples down, and are afraid. Did I say, Bring unto also followed him. Lu. xxii. 39. Arise, let us me? 'or, Give a reward for me of your subgo hence (said Jesus to his disciples). John xiv. stance ? Job vi. 15-22. He hath put my 31. When Jesus had spoken these words, he brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance went forth with his disciples over the brook are verily estranged from me, my kitslek
f the flock shall be scattered abroad. But after I am risen 32 gain, I will go before you into Galilee. Peter answered and said 33 nto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet
ave failed and my familiar friends have for- the women at the sepulchre), for he is risen as otten me. They that dwell in mine house, he said. Come, see the place where the Lord nd my maids, count me for a stranger. I am lay; and go quickly, and tell his disciples, a alien in their sight; I called my servant that he is risen from the dead: and, behold, ad he gave me no answer ; I entreated him he goeth before you into Galilee. There ye ith my mouth. Job xix. 13-16. My shall see him ; lo, I have told you. Be not wers and my friends stand aloof from my afraid (said Jesus to the women as they went sre, and my kinsmen stand afar off. Ps. to tell his disciples); go tell my brethren, that xxviii. 11. Reproach hath broken my heart; they go into Galilee, and there shall they see am full of heaviness: and I looked for some Then the eleven disciples went away » take pity, but there was none; and for into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus omforters, but I found none. Ps. Ixix. 20. had appointed them. Mat. xxviii. 6, 7. 10. over and friend hast thou put far from me, 16. After that I am risen, I will go before d mine acquaintance into darkness. Ps. you into Galilee. Mar. xiv. 28. Go your xxviii. 18. I called for my lovers, but they way (said the angel to the woman), tell his disrceived me; my priests and mine elders gave ciples and Peter, that he goeth before you into p the ghost in the city, while they sought Galilee. There shall ye see him, as he said leir meat to relieve their souls. Lam, i. 19. unto you. Mar. xvi. 7. After these things, nd" they" (" the sheep") were scattered Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at cause there is no shepherd. And they be- the sea of Tiberias, &c. John xxi. I, &c. ime meat to all the beasts of the field, when After that he was seen of above five hundred ey were scattered. My sheep wandered brethren at once, of whom the greater part rough all the mountains, and upon every remain unto this present; but some are fallen gh hill; yea, my flock was scattered upon asleep._1 Cor. xv. 6. the face of the earth, and none did search 33 Though all men shall be offended.] See seek after them. Ez. xxxiv. 5, 6.
verse 31. Although all shall be offended, yet 32 I am risen again.] From that time will not I. Mar. xiv. 29. Lord, I am ready rth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, to go with thee, both into prison and to w that he must go unto Jerusalem, and death (said Peter). Lu. xxii. 33. Simon ffer many things of the elders, and chief Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou ? iests, and Scribes, and be killed, and be Jesus answered him, Whither I go thou ised again the third day. Mat. xvi. 21. canst not follow me now; but thou shalt nd (they) shall deliver him to the Gentiles to follow me afterwards. Peter said unto him, ock, and to scourge, and to crucify him; and Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will e third day he shall rise again. Mat. xx. 19. lay down my life for thy sake. Jesus an
, we remember (said the chief priests to swered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for ilate), that that deceiver said, while he was yet my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, ive, After three days I will rise again. Com- the cock shall not crow till thou hast denied and, therefore, that the sepulchre be made me thrice. John xiii. 36, 37, 38. Simon, son re until the third day, lest his disciples of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? me by night and steal him away; and say He saith unto him, Yea, Lord, thou knowest to the people, He is risen from the dead. So that I love thee. John xxi. 15. See chap. a last error shall be worse than the first. xi. 6. at. xxvii. 63, 64. And as they came down Yet will I never be offended.] Hold up my m the mountain (of transfiguration) he goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not. arged them (his disciples, Peter, James, and Ps. xvii
. 5. Uphold me according to thy kn), that they should tell no man what word, that I may live, and let me not be ngs they had seen, till the Son of man were ashamed of my hope. Hold thou me up, and en from the dead. And they kept that I shall be safe, and I will have respect unto ring within themselves, questioning one thy statutes continually. Ps. cxix. 116, 117. th another, what the rising from the dead Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty ruld mean. Mar. ix. 9, 10. They shall spirit before a fall. Better it is to be of an \urge him (said Jesus), and put bim (the Son humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide man) to death ; and the third day he shall the spoil with the proud. Pr. xvi. 18, 19.
again. And they understood none of Most men will proclaim every man his own pse things, and this saying was hid from goodness; but a faithful man who can find ? im, neither knew they the things which Pr. xx. 6. He that is of a proud heart stirreth re spoken. Lu. xviii. 33, 34.
up strife : but he that putteth his trust in the I will go before you into Galilee.] See Lord shall be made fat. He that trusteth in viii. 7. He is not here (said the angel to his own heart is a fool; but whoso walketh VOL. II.
34 will I never be offended. Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto
thee, that this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me 35 thrice. Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet 36 will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples. Then
cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
wisely, he shall be delivered. Pr. xxviii. 25, they were moved with indignation against the 26. The heart is deceitful above all things, two brethren. Mat. xx. 24. And all the and desperately wicked : who can know it? people answered together, and said, All that Ję. xvii. 9. Be kindly affectioned one to an- the Lord hath spoken we will do: and Moses other with brotherly love, in honour prefer- returned the words of the people unto the ring one another. Ro. xii. 10. Let nothing Lord. Ex. xix. 8. be done through strife or vain glory, but in 36 A place called, &c.] And they came lowliness of mind let each esteem other better to a place which was named Gethsemane; and than themselves. Phi. ii. 3. Likewise, ye he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here while I younger, submit yourselves unto the elder; shall pray. And he taketh with him Peter, yea, all of you be subject one to another, and and James, and John, and began to be sore be clothed with humility; for God resisteth amazed, and to be very heavy; and saith unto the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty death: tarry ye here and watch. And he went hand of God, that he may exalt you in due forward a little and fell on the ground and time. i Pe. v. 5, 6,
prayed, that if it were possible the hour might 34 That this night, &c.] And Jesus saith pass from him. Mar. xiv. 32–35. And he unto him (Peter), Verily I say unto thee, came out and went, as he was wont, to the That this day, even in this night, before the mount of Olives; and his disciples also folcock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. lowed him. And when he was at the place, But he spake the more vehemently, If I should he said unto them, Pray that ye enter net die with thee, I will not deny thee in any- into temptation. And he was withdrawn from wise. Mar. xiv. 30,31. I tell thee, Peter, the them about a stone's cast, and kneeled dowa cock shall not crow this day, before that thou and prayed, saying, Father, if thou be willing, shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me. Luo remove this cup from me; nevertheless
, na xxii. 34. Wilt thou lay down thy life for my my will, but thine be done. And there apsake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The peared an angel unto him from heaven cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me strengthening him. And, being in agony, he thrice, John xiii. 38.
prayed more earnestly; and his sweat was 35 Though I should die with thee.] Ye know as it were great drops of blood falling down not what ye ask (said Jesus to Zebedee's sons to the ground; and when he rose up from and their mother), are ye able to drink of prayer, and was come to his disciples, he the cup that I shall drink of, and to be bap- found them sleeping for sorrow : and said tised with the baptism that I am baptised unto them, Why sleep ye? rise, and pray, lest with? They say unto him, We are able. ye enter into temptation. Lu. xxii. 40-4 And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink in- When Jesus had spoken " these words” ( deed of my cup, and be baptised with the his love to his disciples,” &c.), he went forta baptism that I am baptised with ; but to sit with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine was a garden, into the which he entered, and to give; but it shall be given to them for whom his disciples. John xviii. 1. it is prepared of my Father. Mat. xx. 22, 23. While I go and pray yonder.] See verse Happy is the man that feareth alway, but 39. 42. My God, my God, why hast thoa he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into forsaken me, why art thou so far from helping mischief. Pr. xxviii. 14. A man's pride me, and from the words of my roaring? Ong shall bring him low, but honour shall uphold God, I cry in the day-time, but thou hearest the humble in spirit. Pr. xxix. 23. Be not not, and in the night-season, and am 10 that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he the waters are come in unto my soul. I sek high minded, but fear. Ro. xi. 20. Let him silent. Ps. xxii. 1, 2. Save me, O God; for fall
. 1 Co. x. 12. Work out your own salva- in deep mire, where there is no standing : I am tion with fear and trembling, for it is God come into deep waters, where the floods orel that worketh in you to will and to do. Phi. Aow me. I am weary of my crying; may ii. 12. Pass the time of your sojourning here throat is dried; mine eyes fail while I wait in fear. 1 Pe. i. 17.
for my God. But as for me, my prayer is Likewise also said all the disciples.) And unto thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time: 0 when the ten (disciples) heard it” (“the God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me petition of the mother of Zebedee's children”), in the truth of thy salvation. Ps. lxix. 1,
And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and 37 began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith he unto 38 them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death : tarry ye here, and watch with me. And he went a little farther, and fell 39
3. 13. Christ glorified not himself to be made hid, as it were, our faces from him. He was an high-priest; who in the days of his flesh, despised, and we esteemed him not; yet it when he had offered up prayers and supplica- pleased the Lord to bruise him : he hath put tions with strong crying and tears unto him him to grief. When thou shalt make his soul that was able to save him from death, and was an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he heard in that he feared; though he were a shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the son, yet learned he obedience by the things Lord shall prosper in his hand. Is. liii. 3. 10. which he suffered. He. v. 7, 8.
He that spared not his own Son, but delivered 37 Peter and the two sons, &c.] See chap. him up for us all, how shall he not with him iv. 18-21. Then came to him the mother of also freely give us all things ? Ro. viii. 32. Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping For "he" ("God") hath made him to be sin him, and desiring a certain thing of him. for us, who knew no sin, that we might be Mat. XX. 20.
made the righteousness of God in him. 2 Co. Sorrowful and very heavy.] And he taketh v. 21. Christ hath redeemed us from the with him Peter, and James, and John, and curse of the law, being made a curse for us : began to be sore amazed and to be very for it is written, Cursed is every one that heavy: and saith unto them, My soul is ex- hangeth on a tree. Ga. ii. 13. Who his ceeding sorrowful unto death ; tarry ye here own self bare our sins in his own body on the and watch. Mar. xiv. 33, 34. And being in tree, that we being dead to sins should live an agony, he prayed more earnestly, and his unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were sweat was as it were great drops of blood fall. healed. I Pe. ii. 24. Christ also hath once ing down to the ground. Lu. xxii. 44. Now suffered for sins, the just for the unjust; that is my soul troubled (said Jesus), and what he might bring us to God, being put to death shall I say ? Father, save me from this hour: in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit. I but for this cause came I unto this hour. Pe. iii. 18. John xii. 27.
Tarry ye here, &c.] See verse 40. Watch 38 My soul is exceeding sorrowful, &c.] Otherefore (said Jesus), for ye know neither that my grief were thoroughly weighed, and the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man my calamity laid in the balances together! cometh. Mat. xxv. 13. The end of all things Por now it would be heavier than the sand of is at hand; be ye therefore sober, and watch the sea : therefore my words are swallowed unto prayer. 1 Pe. iv. 7. up. For the arrows of the Almighty are 39 And fell on his face.] And Abram fell on within me, the poison whereof drinketh up his face, and God talked with him. Ge. xvii. 3. my spirit: the terrors of God do set them- "Then” (“when the Israelites said one to another, selves in array against me. Job vi. 2-4. Let us make a captain, and let us return into O Lord God of my salvation, I have cried Egypt") Moses and Aaron fell on their faces day and night before thee: let my prayer before all the assembly of the congregation of come before thee; incline thine ear unto my the children of Israel. Nu. xiv. 5. Separate cry: for my soul is full of troubles, and my yourselves from among "this congregation" life draweth nigh unto the grave. I am (" of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram," said God counted with them that go down into the pit: to Moses and Aaron), that I may consume I am as a man that hath no strength; free them in a moment. And they fell upon their among the dead, like the slain that lie in the faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits grave, whom thou rememberest no more; and of all flesh; shall one man sin, and wilt thou they are cut off from thy hand. Thou hast be wroth with all the congregation ? Nu. xvi. laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the 21, 22. And David lifted up his eyes, and deeps: thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and saw the angel of the Lord stand between the thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. earth and the heaven, having a drawn sword Lord, why castest thou off my soul? why in his hand, stretched out over Jerusalem. hidest thou thy face from me ? 'I am afflicted Then David and the elders of Israel, who were and ready to die from my youth up: while I clothed in sackcloth (on account of the pestisuffer thy terrors I am distracted. Thy fierce lence sent upon Israel), fell upon their faces. wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut 1 Chr. xxi. 16. As the appearance of the me off. Ps. Ixxxviii. 1-7. 14, 15, 16. The bow that is in the cloud, in the day of rain, Sorrows of death compassed me round about, so was the appearance of the brightness round and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: Í about. This was the appearance of the likefound trouble and sorrow. Ps. cxvi. 3. He ness of the glory of the Lord; and when I is despised and rejected of men, a man of saw it (said Ezekiel), I fell upon my face, sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and we and I heard a voice of one that spake. Ez. i.
on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let
this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou 40 wilt. And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep,
and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? 41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation : the spirit
28. And one of “them” (“the ten lepers”), but the will of him that sent me. John vi. 38. when he saw that he was healed, turned back, Father, glorify thy name: then came there a and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell voice from heaven, saying, I have both glodown on his face at “his” (“ Jesus'") feet, rified it, and will glorify it again. Joka sii. giving him thanks. Lu, xvii. 15, 16.' And 28. But that the world may know that I as Peter was coming in (to Ceserea), Cornelius love the Father; and as the Father gave me met him, and fell down at his feet, and wor- commandment, even so I do. Joka xiv. 31. shipped him. Ac. X. 25. And “I” (“John") 40 And findeth them asleep.] See verse 43. fell at his (the angel's) feet, to worship him. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumAnd he said unto mé, See thou do it not; bered and slept. Mat. xxv. 5. 1 (the Church I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren of Christ) sleep, but my heart waketh : it is that have the testimony of Jesus. Worship the voice of my beloved that knocketh, say. God; for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit ing, Open to me, &c. Can. v. 2. And “be" of prophecy. Re. xix. 10.
(" Jesus") cometh and findeth “them" ("kis And prayed.] And he (Jesus) went for- disciples") sleeping, and saith unto Peter, ward a little, and fell on the ground, and Simon, sleepest thou ? couldest not thou prayed, that if it were possible the hour might watch one hour? Mar. xiv. 37. But Peter, pass from him.
And he said, Abba, Father, and they that were with him, were heary all things are possible unto thee: take away with sleep: and when they were awake, they this cup from me; nevertheless, not what I saw his glory, and the two men that stood will, but what thou wilt. Mar. xiv. 35, 36. with him. Lu. ix. 32. And when he rose And he was withdrawn from them about a up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, stone's cast, and kneeled down and prayed, he found them sleeping for sorrow. Lu. ILL. saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this 45. cup from me; nevertheless, not my will, but. What, could ye not watch with me one har!) thine be done. Lu. xxii. 41, 42. Christ See verse 35. Then said Zebul unto him glorified not himself to be made an high (Gaal the son of Ebed), Where is now thy priest; who in the days of his flesh, when he mouth, wherewith thou saidst, Who is Abimehad offered up prayers and supplications, with lech, that we should serve him? Is not this strong crying and tears, unto him that was the people that thou hast despised ? Go out, able to save him from death, and was heard, I pray you, and fight with them. Ju. ix. 3& in that he feared. He. v. 5. 7.
And David said to Abner, Art not thou a If it be possible.] There shall arise false valiant man? and who is like to thee in Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew Israel? Wherefore then hast thou not kept great signs and wonders, insomuch that if it thy lord the "king" (" Saul")! for there were possible, they shall deceive the very came one of the people in to destroy the king elect. * Mat. xxiv. 24. For false Christs and thy lord. This thing is not good that theu false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs hast done. As the Lord liveth, ye are worthy and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, to die; because ye have not kept your master, even the elect. Mar. xiii. 22.
the Lord's anointed.
And now see where Let this cup pass from me.] See verse 42. the king's spear is, and the cruse of water And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said (at the that was at his bolster. Sa, xxvi. 15, 16. grave of Lazarus), Father, I thank thee that And the king of Israel (Ahab) answered and thou hast heard 'me; and I knew that thou said, Tell him (Benkadad), Let not him that bearest me always. John xi. 41. Father, girdeth on his harness boast himself as be that save me from this hour, but for this cause putteth it off. 1 Ki. xx. 11, came I unto this hour. John xii. 27.
41 Watch and pray.] See chap. xxiv. 42. Not as I will, but as thou wilt.] But if Watch and pray, lest ye enter into tempta: "he" (" the Lord”) thus say, I have no de- tion: the spirit truly is ready, but the desh is light in thee; behold, here am I (said David), weak. Mar. xiv. 38. Pray that ye enter not let him do to me as seemeth good unto him. into temptation. Why sleep ye (said Jesus 2 Sa. xv. 26. I can of mine own self do no- to his disciples)? Rise and pray, lest thing (said Christ); as I hear 1 judge, and into temptation. Lu. xxii. 40. 46. Take the my judgment is just ; because I seek not mine helmet of salvation, and the sword of the own will, but the will of the Father which Spirit, which is the word of God; praying hath sent me. John v. 30. For I am come always with all prayer and supplication in the down from heaven, not to do mine own will
, spirit, and watching thereunto, with all per