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21. "Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.5

22 And he said unto the disciples, 'The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. 23 And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.

24 For as the 'lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven: so shall also the Son of man be in his day.

25 But first must he "suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.6

26 And 'as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

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P See on MAT. xxiv. 23.

ROM. ii. 29: He is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter, whose praise is not of men, but of God. do. xiv. 17: The kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. 2 Cor. v. 17: If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. EPH. iv. 23: Be renewed in the spirit of your mind.

MAT. ix. 15: Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast. JOHN, xvii. 12: While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition; that the Scripture might be fulfilled.

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* MAT. xxiv. 27: For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

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▾ GEN. vii. 11, 23: In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the

27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

28 Likewise also as it was in the "days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

29 But the same day that Lot went out of *Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is 'revealed."

31 In that day he 'which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.

32 Remember Lot's wife.

33 Whosoever shall seek to "save his life shall

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fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. 1 THES. v. 2, 3: Yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them. See on MAT. xxiv. 38.

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* The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim, is referred to in DEUT. xxix. 23, ISA. xiii. 19, JER. 1. 40, EZEK. xvi. 49, Hos. xi. 8, Aмos, iv. 11, ZEPH. ii. 9, 2 PET. ii. 6, JUDE, ver. 7.

52 THES. i. 7: To you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels.

MAT. xxiv. 17: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house. MARK, xiii. 15: And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house.

a GEN. xix. 26: But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. WISD. X. 7: A standing pillar of salt is a monument of an unbelieving soul.

EST. iv. 14: For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at

lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

34 'I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left."

37 And they answered and said unto him, "Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together."


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this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? MAT. x. 39: He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for sake shall find it. LUKE, ix. 24: Whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. MARK, viii. 35: The same as MAT. only here it is, my sake and the gospel's. JOHN, xii. 25: He that loveth his life shall lose it: and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. GAL. vi. 12: As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. HEB. xi. 35: Women received their dead raised to life again and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection. REV. xii. 11: They loved not their lives unto the death.

C MAT. xxiv. 40, 41: Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 1 THES. iv. 17: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

d Joв, xxxix. 30: Where the slain are, there is she. MAT. xxiv. 28: Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

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3 Of the importunate widow: 9 of the Pharisee and the Publican: 15 children brought to Christ: 18 a ruler that would follow Christ, but is hindered by his riches: 29 the reward of them that leave all for his sake: 31 he foreshoweth his death, 35 and restoreth a blind man to his sight.

AND he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to 'faint;1 2 Saying, There was in a city2 a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man :

3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of3 mine adversary.

4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will


1 leave off. Co. 2 Gr. a certain city. A. V. 3 do me justice against. Dod.


a Ps. lxv. 2: 0 thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. do. cii. 17: He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer. LUKE, xi. 5: And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves? do. xxi.36: Watch ye therefore, and pray always. ACTS, vi. 4: We will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. do. x. 2: [Cornelius] a devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway. Roм. xii. 12: Continuing instant in prayer. EPH. vi. 18: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. PHIL. iv. 6: Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. COL. iv. 2: Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving. 1 THES. v. 17: Pray without ceasing.


b GEN. xxxii. 26: I will not let thee go, except thou bless ECCLUS. vii. 10: Be not fainthearted when thou makest thy prayer, and neglect not to give alms. LUKE, xi. 8: I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.

avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.5

6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.

7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them ?6

8 I tell you that 'he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, 'shall he find faith on the earth?

9 And he spake this parable unto certain which "trusted in themselves that they were righteous," and 'despised others:


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REV. vi. 10: How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? d2 ESD. xv. 7, 8: Therefore saith the LORD, I will hold my tongue no more as touching their wickedness, which they profanely commit; neither will I suffer them in those things, in which they wickedly exercise themselves: behold, the innocent and righteous blood crieth unto me, and the souls of the just complain continually. ECCLUS. Xxxv. 17: The prayer of the humble pierceth the clouds; and till it come nigh he will not be comforted, and will not depart till the Most High shall behold to judge righteously, and execute judgment.

e ISA. xlii. 14: I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.

Ps. xlvi.5: God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early. See on 1 Cor. vii. 29. 8 MAT. xxiv. 12: And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

h 1 LUKE, X. 29: But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? do. xvi. 15: And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. PHIL. iii. 3, 4: We are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh; though I might also have confidence in the flesh. ISA. lxv. 5: Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou.

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