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No. 186. "Behold the hour is at hand, and the Son of "man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise, let us "be going, behold he is at hand that doth betray me." Matt. xxvi. 45, 46. so Mark xiv. 41, 42.

No. 187. "Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man "sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the "clouds of heaven." Matt. xxvi. 64. Mark xiv. 62.

No. 188." Hereafter shall the Son of Man sit on the " right hand of the power of God." Luke xxii. 69.

No. 189. "Go to my brethren, and say unto them' I "ascend unto my Father, and your Father, and to my "God, and your God.'" John xx. 17.



No. CXC to CXCV.

Sect. 3.-As to the Coming of the Holy Ghost. No. 190. "I will pray the Father, and he shall give you "another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever: even the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, "because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye "know him, for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you." John xiv. 16, 17.

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No. 191. "The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, "whom the Father will send in my (i. e. Christ's) name, " he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your "remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." John xiv. 26.

No. 192. "When the Comforter is come, whom I will "send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of Truth, "which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of "me: and ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been "with me from the beginning." John xv. 26, 27.

No. 193. "I go my way to him that sent me: never"theless, it is expedient for you that I go away, for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; "but if I depart, I will send him unto you." John xvi.


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No. 194. "Behold I (i. e. Christ) send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jeru"salem, until ye be endued with power from on high." Luke xxiv. 49.

No. 195. "Truly John baptized with water; but ye "shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days "hence." Acts i. 5.



Sect. 4.-As to his disciples the exertions they should make: the treatment they should receive the powers they should possess: the protection they should have.

No. 196. "Behold I give you (i. e. the seventy) power "to tread on' serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means "hurt you." Luke x. 19.

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No. 197. "Beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the Councils, and they will scourge you in their Synagogues, and ye shall be brought before governors "and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them "and the Gentiles: and the brother shall deliver up the "brother to death, and the father the child: and the "children shall rise up against their parents, and cause "them to be put to death: and ye shall be hated of all "men for my Name's sake; but he that endureth to "the mend shall be saved; but when they persecute

1 "Serpents," &c. Q.-Is this put figuratively, for the opponents of Christianity, the instruments and auxiliaries of Satan, or in its ordinary sense for the natural reptile?

m"The end," i. e. (probably)" of the Jewish establishment." It is supposed not a single Christian perished at the destruction of Jerusalem.

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you in this city, flee ye into another-for verily I say "unto you, ye shall not have gone over the cities of "Israel, till the Son of Man be come." Matt. x. 17, 18, 21-23.

No. 198. "They shall deliver you up to be afflicted, " and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations "for my Name's sake: and then shall many be offended, "and shall betray one another, and shall hate one ano"ther; and because iniquity shall abound, the love of 66 many shall wax cold: but he that shall endure unto the "end, the same shall be saved." Matt. xxiv. 9, 10, 12, 13, (so Mark xiii. 9, 12, 13, and Luke xxi. 12, 16, 17, 18– only what are in two chapters in Matt. viz. chap. x. and chap. xxiv. are in one in Mark and Luke.)

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No. 199. "They shall put you out of the Synagogues: yea the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think " that he doeth God service. These "things have I told you, that when the time shall come, "ye may remember that I have told you of them." John xvi. 2. 4.


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No. 200. "Do ye inquire among yourselves of that I "said a little while, and ye shall not see me, and again, "a little while and ye shall see me : verily, verily, I say "unto you, that ye shall weep and lament, but the world "shall rejoice, and ye shall be sorrowful, but your 66 6 sorrow shall be turned into joy; ye now have sor""row, but I will see you again, and your heart shall "❝rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.'" John xvi. 19, 20, 22.

No. 201. "These things I (i. e. Christ) have spoken “unto you (i. e. the Apostles) that in me ye might have

n "Think," &c. How strongly was this exemplified in the instance of St. Paul?

• "Shall be," &c. looking forward to the feelings his Crucifixion and Resurrection should occasion.

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peace in the world ye shall have tribulation, but be of 66 good cheer, I have overcome the world." John xvi. 33. No. 202. "Verily, verily, I (i. e. Christ) say unto "thee, (i. e. Peter) when thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest, but when "thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, "and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither "thou wouldest not." This spake he, signifying by what P death he (i. e. Peter,) should glorify God. John xxi. 18, 19.

No. 203. "These signs shall follow them that believe "In my (i. e. Christ's) name shall they cast out devils: "they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up "serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall "not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." Mark xvi. 17, 18.



Sect. 5.-As to the Jews-their conduct and fate—their rejection of Christ, and the vengeance which should be inflicted upon them: the destruction of Jerusalem—the period within which it should occur, and the means Christians should take to escape being involved in it.

No. 204. "I (i. e. Jesus) say unto you, that many "shall come from the East and West, and shall sit down "with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom "of heaven; but the children of the kingdom shall be "cast out into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." Matt. viii. 11, 12.

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By what death," &c. Peter was crucified in the persecution under Nero, A. D. 65—so that he lived 32 years after this prediction, so as to be old, and his crucifixion verified the other parts of this prophecy.

¶ "The children of the kingdom,” i. e. "the Jews."

No. 205.

"There shall be weeping and gnashing of "teeth, when ye shall see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, "and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you "yourselves thrust out." Luke xiii. 28.


No. 206.

"The Son of Man shall come in the glory "of his Father with his angels, and then he shall reward every man according to his 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." Matt. xvi. 27, 28.


No. 207.

"Verily I say unto you, that there be some "of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death "till they have seen the kingdom of God come with "power." ." Mark ix. 1.


No. 208. "I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see "the kingdom of God." Luke ix. 27.

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No. 209. 66 They caught him, and cast him out of the "vineyard and slew him, (see ante Matt. xxi. chap. 8, § 1.) "When the Lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what "will he do unto those husbandmen? They say unto ❝ him, ' He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and ""will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which ❝ shall render him the fruits in their seasons.' Jesus saith "unto them, Did ye never read in the Scriptures, the "stone which the builders rejected, the same is become "the head of the corner. This is the Lord's doing, "and it is marvellous in our eyes.' Therefore say I "unto you, the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, "and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof: "and whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: "but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to "powder." Matt. xxi. 39 to 44. (so Mark xii. 8 to 11, and Luke xx. 15, 16, but not so much at large'.


Note in the accounts by Mark and Luke, the answer "will destroy those wicked men," &c. is given by our Saviour,

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