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MATT. xxv. 5, 6.

A.D. 33. drunken, Luke xii. 45. Then began that sleep sleep in the night; and he to speak to the people this para- | they that be drunken are drunken in ble; A certain man planted a vine- the night. But let us, who are of the yard, and let it forth to husband day, be sober, putting on the breastmen, and went into a far country for plate of faith and love ; and for an a long time, xx. 9. For ye have need | helmet, the hope of salvation, 1 Thess. of patience, that, after ye bave done v. 6-8. Be sober, be vigilant; be. the will of God, ye might receive the cause your adversary the devil, as a promise. For yet a little while, and he roaring lion, walketh about, seeking that shall come will come, and will whom he may devour, 1 Pet. v. 8. not tarry, Heb. x. 36, 37. And say.

VER. 6. ing, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, | νυμφίος έρχεται, εξέρχεσθε είς απάντησιν

Μέσης δε νυκτός κραυγή γέγονεν: ιδού, ο all things continue as they were from

αυτού. . the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of,

And a at midnight there was a cry that by the word of God the heavens made, bBehold, the brilegroom cometh; were of old, and the earth standing ‘go ye out to meet him. out of the water and in the water: a But of the times and the seasons, Whereby the world that then was, brethren, ye have no need that I write being overflowed with water, perished: unto you. For yourselves know perBut the heavens and the earth, which fectly that the day of the Lord so are now, by the same word are kept cometh as a thief in the night. For in store, reserved unto fire against the when they shall say, Peace and safety, day of judgment and perdition of un then sudden destruction cometh upon godly men. But, beloved, be not ig- them, as travail upon a woman with norant of this one thing, that one day child; and they shall not escape. is with the Lord as a thousand years, But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, and a thousand years as one day. The that that day should overtake you as Lord is not slack concerning his pro a thief, 1 Thess. v. 1-4. But the mise, as some men count slackness ; day of the Lord will come as a thief but is longsuffering to us-ward, not in the night; in the which the heawilling that any should perish, but vens shall pass away with a great that all should come to repentance, noise, and the elements shall melt 2 Pet. iii. 4--9. But that which ye with fervent heat, the earth also and have already hold fast till I come, the works that are therein shall be Rev. ii. 25.

Seeing then that all these b And he cometh unto the disciples, things shall be dissolved, what man and findeth them asleep, and saith ner of persons ought ye to be in all holy unto Peter, What, could ye not watch conversation and godliness, Looking with me one hour ? Matt. xxvi. 40. for and hasting unto the coming of And he came and found them asleep the day of God, 2 Pet. ii. 10–12. again: for their eyes were heavy, 43. See also on chap. xxiv. ver. 44. And he cometh and findeth them sleep

b When the Son of man shall come ing, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleep- in his glory, and all the boly angels est thou ? couldest not thou watch with him, then shall he sit upon the one hour? Watch ye and pray, lest throne of his glory, ver. 31. Our God ye enter into temptation. The spirit shall come, and shall not keep silence: truly is ready, but the flesh is weak, a fire shall devour before him, and it Mark xiv. 37, 38. And that, knowing shall be very tempestuous round about the time, that now it is high time to him. He shall call to the heavens awake out of sleep: for now is our from above, and to the earth, tbat he salvation nearer than when we be. may judge his people. Gather my lieved, Rom. xiii. 11. Wherefore he saints together unto me; those that saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and have made a covenant with me by arise from the dead, and Christ shall sacrifice. And the heavens shall degive thee light, Eph. v. 14. There clare his righteousness : for God is fore let us not sleep, as do others; but judge himself, Psal. I. 3-6. Before let us watch and be sober. For they | the LORD : for he cometh, for he com

burned up:

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eth to judge the earth : he shall judge and your lights burning, Lake xii. 35. the world with righteousness; and Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye the people with his truth, xcvi. 13. look for such things, be diligent that And to you who are troubled rest ye may be found of him in peace, with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be without spot, and blameless, 2 Pet. revealed from heaven with his mighty ii. 14. Nevertheless, I have someangels, In flaming fire taking ven. what against thee, because thou hast geance on them that know not God, left thy first love. Remember thereand that obey not the Gospel of our fore from whence thou art fallen, and Lord Jesus Christ : Who shall be repent, and do the first works ; or else punished with everlasting destruction I will come unto thee quickly, and from the presence of the Lord, and will remove thy candlestick out of his from the glory of his power; When place, except thou repent, Rev. ii. 4,5. he shall come to be glorified in his

VER. 8. saints, and to be admired in all them

Αι δε μωραι ταϊς φρονίμοις είπον Δότε that believe (becaus

ause our testimony | ημϊν εκ του ελαίου υμών, ότι αι λαμπάδες among you was believed) in that day, nuão oBAVUTTA.. 2 Thess. i. 7–10. And Enoch also, And the foolish said unto the wise, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of a Give us of your oil; bfor our lumps these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh are* gone out. with ten thousand of his saints, To ex

* Or, going out. ecute judgment upon all, and to con 2 And think not to say within yourvince all that are ungodly among themselves, We have Abraham to our fa-. of all their ungodly deeds which they ther: for I say unto you, That God is have ungodly committed, and of all able of these stones to raise up children their hard speeches which ungodly sin- unto Abraham, Matt. iii. 9. And he ners have spoken against him, Jude cried and said, Father Abraham, have 14, 15.

mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that ¢ Then shall the kingdom of heaven he may dip the tip of his finger in be likened unto ten virgins, which water, and cool my tongue ; for I am took their lamps, and went forth to tormented in this flame, Luke xvi. 24. meet the bridegroom, ver. 1. And it Then answered Simon, and said, Pray shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our 1 ye to the Lord for me, that none of God ; we have waited for him, and these things wbich ye have spoken he will save us : this is the LORD; come upon me, Acts viii. 24. Behold, we have waited for him, we will be I will make them of the synagogue of glad and rejoice in his salvation, Isa. Satan, which say they are Jews, and XIV. 9. Therefore thus will I do unto are not, but do lie; behold, I will thee, O Israel: and because I will do make them to come and worship bethis unto thee, prepare to meet thy fore thy feet, and to know that I have God, O Israel, Amos iv. 12. Let us loved thee, Rev. iii. 9. be glad and rejoice, and give honour b But he that received the seed into to him : for the marriage of the Lamb stony places, the same is he that hearis come, and his wife hath made her eth the word, and anon with joy reself ready. And to her was granted ceiveth it; Yet hath he not root in that she should be arrayed in fine himself, but dureth for a while : for linen, clean and white : for the fine when tribulation or persecution ariseth linen is the righteousness of saints. because of the word, by and by he is And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed offended, Matt. xiii. 20, 21. So are are they which are called unto the the paths of all that forget God; and marriage supper of the Lamb. And the hypocrite's hope shall perish : he saith unto me, These are the true Whose hope shall be cut off, and sayings of God, Rev. xix. 7-9. whose trust shall be a spider's web, VER. 7.

Job viii. 13, 14. Yea, the light of Tóre wyéponcav sãcat ai nepôévor ixel- the wicked shall be put out, and the yai, nai éxóopnoar tas napádas aútär. spark of his fire shall not shine, xviii. Then aall those virgins arose, and trim-5.

How oft is the candle of the med their lamps.

wicked put out? and how oft cometh a Let your loins be girded about, their destruction upon them? God dis

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tributeth sorrows in his anger, xxí. 17. / money and without price. WhereBut the path of the just is as the shin- fore do ye spend money for that which ing light, that shineth more and more is not bread ? and your labour for that unto the perfect day. The way of the which satisfieth not? hearken diliwicked is as darkness : they know not gently unto me, and eat ye that which at what they stumble, Prov. iv. 18, 19. is good, and let your soul delight itThe light of the righteous rejoiceth : self in fatness. Incline your ear, and but the lamp of the wicked shall be come unto me : hear, and your soul put out, xiii. 9. Take heed therefore shall live ; and I will make an everhow ye hear: for whosoever hath, to lasting covenant with you, even the him shall be given ; and whosoever sure mercies of David, Isa. Iv. 1-3. hath not, from him shall be taken even Seek ye the LORD while he may be that which he seemeth to have, Luke found, call ye upon him while he is viii. 18.

near: Let the wicked forsake his VER. 9.

way, and the unrighteous man his 'Atexpioncar di ai ogénipot, díyou as thoughts : and let him return unto the Μήποτε ουκ αρκέση ημϊν και υμίν σο- LoRD, and he will have mercy upon f€úec 0di mãrnovagos Tous wahorras, him; and to our God, for he will και αγοράσατε εαυταίς. .

abundantly pardon, 6, 7. Repent But the wise answered, saying, Not so; therefore of this thy wickedness, and a lest there be not enough for us and pray God, if perhaps the thought of you : b but go ye rather to them that sell, thine heart may be forgiven thee, and buy for yourselves.

Acts viii. 22. Because thou sayest, a None of them can by any means I am rich, and increased with goods, redeem his brother, nor give to Goda and have need of nothing: and ransom for him: (For the redemption knowest not that thou art wretched, of their soul is precious, and itceaseth and miserable, and poor, and blind, for ever :) That he should still live for and naked : I counsel thee to buy of ever, and not see corruption, Psal. me gold tried in the fire, that thou xlix. 7–9. Then said the LORD unto mayest be rich; and white raiment, me, though Moses and Samuel stood that thou mayest be clothed, and that before me, yet my mind could not be the sliame of thy nakedness do not towards this people : cast them out of appear; and anoint thine eyes with my sight, and let them go forth, Jer. eye-salve that thou mayest see, Rev.

Though these three men, iii. 17, 18. Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it,

VER. 10. they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the

'Απερχομένων δε αυτών αγοράσαι, ήλθεν Lord God. If I cause noisome beasts aürcü eis tos rápous, xai ixaeldón ,

νυμφίος και αι έτοιμοι εισήλθον μετ' ' to pass through the land, and they

Súga. spoil it, so that it be desolate, that no man may pass through because of the And while they went to buy, a the beasts : Though these three men were bridegroom came ; band they that were in it, as I live, saith the Lord God, ready went in with him to the marriage: they shall deliver neither sons nor

Cand the door was shut. daughters: they only shall be de. a And at midnight there was a cry livered, but the land shall be deso- made, Behold, the bridegroom comlate, Ezek. xiv. 14–16. Though Noah, eth ; go ye out to meet him, ver. 6. Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live) And, behold, I come quickly; and my saith the Lord God, they shall de- reward is with me, to give every man liver neither son nor daughter, they according as his work shall be, Rev. shall but deliver their own souls by xxii. 12. He which testifieth these their righteousness, 20. So then things saith, Surely I come quickly; every one of us shall give account of Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus, 20. himself to God, Rom. xiv. 12.

b And so he that had received five b Ho, every one that thirsteth, come talents came, and brought other five ye to the waters, and he that hath no talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, unto me five talents : behold, I have come, buy wine and milk without gained beside them five talents more.

xv. 1.

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MATT. XXV. 10-14.

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His lord said unto him, Well done, Afterward came also the other virgins, thou good and faithful servant : thou a saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many

a See on chap. vii. ver. 21. clause 1.

VER. 12. things : enter thou into the joy of thy lord. He also that had received

ο δε αποκριθείς είπεν: 'Αμήν λέγω two talents came and said, Lord thou ipīv, o'x oda imãs. deliveredst unto me two talents : be

But he answered and said, Verily I hold, I have gained two other talents say unto you, a 1 know you not. beside them. His lord said unto

a For the Lord knoweth the way him, Well done. good and faithful of the righteous : but the way of the servant; thou hast been faithful over ungodly shall perish, Psal. i. 6. The a few things, I will make thee ruler foolish shall not stand in thy sight : over many things : enter thou into thou hatest all workers of iniquity, the joy of thy lord, ver. 20—23. v.5. Then shall ye begin to say, We And ye yourselves like unto men that have eaten and drunk in thy presence, wait for their lord, when he will re and thou hast taught in our streets. turn from the wedding ; that when But he shall say, I tell you, I know he cometh and knocketh, they may you not whence ye are ; depart from open unto him immediately. Blessed me, all ye workers of iniquity. There are those servants, whom the lord shall be weeping and gnashing of when he cometh shall find watching : teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, verily I say unto you, that he shall and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the gird himself, and inake them to sit prophets, in the kingdom of God, and down to meat, and will come forth you yourselves thrust out.

And they and serve them, Luke xii. 36, 37. shall come from the east, and from the Giving thanks unto the Father which west, and from the north, and from hath made us meet to be partakers of the south, and shall sit down in the the inheritance of the saints in light, kingdom of God. And, behold, there Col. i. 12. Henceforth there is laid up are last which shall be first, and for me a crown of righteousness, which there are first which shall be last, the Lord, the righteous judge, shall Luke xiii. 26–30. My sheep hear give me at that day: and not to me my voice, and I know them, and they only, but unto all them also that love follow me, John x. 27. But if any man his appearing, 2 Tim. iv. 8. Where- love God, the same is known of him, fore gird up the loins of your mind, 1 Cor. viii. 3. But now, after that be sober, and hope to the end for the ye have known God, or rather are grace that is to be brought unto you known of God, how turn ye again at the revelation of Jesus Christ, to the weak and beggarly elements, 1 Pet. i. 13.

whereunto ye desire again to be in c And they that went in, went in bondage? Gal. iv. 9. Nevertheless male and female of all flesh : as God the foundation of God standeth sure, had commanded him : and the Lord having this seal, The Lord knoweth shut him in, Gen. vii. 16. When them that are his. And, Let every once the master of the house is risen one that nameth the name of Christ up, and hath shut to the door, and ye depart from iniquity, 2 Tim. ii. 19. begin to stand without, and to knock

VER. 13. at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open "Γρηγορείτε ούν, ότι ουκ οίδατε την ημέραν, unto us; and be sball answer and say sidė ting ägay, év pó viès tou árpátov unto you, I know you not whence ye iXeta.. are, Luke xiii. 25. And to whom sware he that they should not enter the day nor the hour wherein the Son of

a Watch therefore for ye know neither into his rest, but to them that believed

man cometh.
not? So we see that they could not
enter in because of unbelief, Heb. a See on chap. xxiv. ver. 42.
iii. 18, 19.

VER. 14.
VER. 11.

"Ωσπερ γας άνθρωπος αποδημών εκάλεσε “Υστερον δε έρχονται και αι λοιπα Ταρ- τους ιδίους δούλους, και παρέδωκεν αυτοίς θένοι, λέγουσαι· Κύριε, κύριε, άνοιξν ημίν. τα υπάρχοντα αυτού :

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MATT. XXV. 14.

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For the kingdom of heaven is a as a ! is one, and hath many members, and man travelling into a fur country, who all the members of that one body, called his own servants

, and delivered being many, are one body: so also is unto them his goods.

Christ. For by one Spirit are we all a Hear another parable: There was baptized into one body, whether we be a certain householder, which planted Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond a vineyard, and hedged it round or free; and have been all made to about, and digged a winepress in it, drink into one Spirit. For the body and built a tower, and let it out to is not one member, but many. If the husbandmen, and went into a far foot shall say, Because I am not the country, Matt. xi. 33. For the Son hand, I am not of the body; is it oj' man is as a man taking a far jour. therefore not of the body? And if the ney, who left his house, and gave ear shall say, Because I am not the authority to his servants, and to every eye, I am not of the body; is it man his work, and commanded the therefore not of the body? If the porter to watch, Mark xiii. 34. He whole body were an eye, where were said therefore, A certain nobleman the hearing ? if the whole were hearwent into a far country to receive for ing, where were the smelling? But himself a kingdom, and to return. now hath God set the members, every And he called his ten servants, and one of them in the body, as it hath delivered them ten pounds, and said pleased him. And if they were all unto them, Occupy till I come, Luke one member, where were the body. xix. 12, 13. Then began he to speak But now ure they many members, yet to the people this parable ; A certain but one body. And the eye cannot man planted a vineyard, and let it say unto the hand, I have no need of forth to husbandmen, and went into thee: nor again the head to the feet, a far country for a long time, xx. 9. I have no need of you. Nay, much

And he said also unto his disciples, more those members of the body There was a certain rich man, which which seem to be more feeble are had a steward ; and the same was necessary : And those members of the accused unto him that he had wasted body which we think to be less hohis goods, Luke xvi. 1. Having then nourable, upon these we bestow more gifts differing according to the grace abundant honour; and our uncomely that is given to us, whether prophecy, parts have more abundant comeliness. let us prophesy according to the pro- For our comely parts have no need : portion of faith, Rom. xii. 6. Who but God hath tempered the body tothen is Paul, and who is Apollos, gether, having given more abundant but ministers by whom ye believed, honour to that part which lacked. even as the Lord gave to every man? That there should be no schism in the 1 Cor. iii. 5. Let a man so account body; but that the members should of us, as of the ministers of Christ, have the same care one for another. and stewards of the mysteries of God. And whether one member suffer, all Moreover it is required in stewards, the members suffer with it; or one that a man be found faithful, iv. 1, 2. member be honoured, all the members But the manifestation of the Spirit is rejoice with it. Now ye are the body given to every man to profit withal. of Christ, and members in particuFor to one is given by the Spirit the lar. And God hath set some in the word of wisdom ; to another the word Church, first apostles, secondarily proof knowledge by the same Spirit ; To phets, thirdly teachers, after that mianother faith by the same Spirit; to racles, then gifts of healings, helps, another the gift of healing by the same governments, diversities of tongues, Spirit; To another the working of mi. xii. 7--28. And he gave some, racles; to another prophesy; to ano- apostles; and some, prophets; and ther discerning of spirits; to another some, evangelists; and some, pastors divers kind of tongues ; to another the and teachers, Eph. iv. 11. Use hosinterpretation of tongues : But all pitality one to another without grudgthese worketh that one and the self- , ing. As every man hath received the same Spirit, dividing to every man gift, even so minister the same one to severally as he will. For as the body another, as good stewards of the ma

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