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Matthew 24:15, the Abomination of Desolation)
(f) The abomination of desolation, that is to say, the one who all men detest and cannot abide, because of the foul and shameful filthiness of it: and he speaks of the idols that were set up in the temple, or as others think, he meant the marring of the doctrine in the Church.
(t) This age: the word "generation" or "age" is here being used for the men of this age." (in loc.)
"For within fiftie yeres after, Jerusalem was destroied: the godlie were persecuted, false teachers seduced the people, religion was polluted, so that the worlde semed to be at an end." (Matthew 24:34)
(On Matthew 3:2)
(d) The kingdom of Messiah, whose government will be heavenly, and nothing but heavenly.
(On Matthew 3:11)
(l) The outward sign reminds us of this, that we must change our lives and become better, assuring us as by a seal, that we are ingrafted into Christ; by which our old man dies and the new man rises up; # Ro 6:4.
(On Matthew 5:22)
(m) Whereas we read here "hell", it is in the text itself "Gehenna", which is one Hebrew word made out of two, and is as if to say "as the Valley of Hinnom", which the Hebrews called Topheth: it was a place where the Israelites cruelly sacrificed their children to false gods, whereupon it was taken for a place appointed to torment the reprobates in # Jer 7:31.
(On Matthew 6:26)
(k) Of the air, or that line in the air: in almost all languages the word "heaven" is taken for the air.
(On Matthew 8:5)
(2) Christ by setting before them the example of the uncircumcised centurion and yet of an excellent faith, provokes the Jews to jealousy, and together forewarns them of their being cast off and the calling of the Gentiles.
(i) Bring to an end, that is, you will not have gone through all the cities of Israel and preached in them.
(On Matthew 16:23)
(r) The Hebrews call him Satan, that is to say an adversary, whom the Greeks call diabolos, that is to say, slanderer, or tempter: but it is spoken of them, that either of malice, as Judas, # Joh 6:70, or of lightness and pride resist the will of God.
(On John 1:47)
(20) Simple uprightness discerns the true Israelites from the false.
(On Luke 13:34)
(On Acts 4:31)
(On Romans 6:3)
(3) There are three parts of this sanctification: that is, the death of the old man or sin, his burial, and the resurrection of the new man, descending into us from the virtue of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, of which benefit our baptism is a sign and pledge.
(On Romans 6:4)
(d) So that Christ himself, being released of his infirmity and weakness, might live in glory with God forever.
(On I Corinthians 16:22)
(m) By these words are meant the severest type of curse and excommunication that was among the Jews: and the words are as much as to say, "As our Lord comes". So that his meaning may be this, "Let him be accursed even to the coming of the Lord", that is to say, to the day of his death, even for ever.
(On II Corinthians 5:2)
(a) He calls the glory of immortality, which we will be as it were clothed with, a garment.
(On II Corinthians 5:5)
(c) He means that first creation, to show us that our bodies were made to this end, that they should be clothed with heavenly immortality.
Pella Flight Tradition)
(c) Into the place God had prepared for her.
(19) That is, for three and a half years: so the same speech is taken in see Geneva (q) "Da 7:25". This space of time is reckoned in manner from that last and most grievous rebellion of the Jews, to the destruction of the city and temple,for their defection or falling away, began in the twelfth year of Nero, before the beginning of which many signs and predictions were shown from heaven, as Josephus wrote, lib.7, chap.12, and Hegesippus lib.5, chap.44, among which this is very memorable. In the feast of Pentecost not only a great sound and noise was heard in the Temple, but also a voice was heard by many out of the Sanctuary which cried out to all, Let us depart from here. Now three and a half years after this defection by the Jews began, and those wonders happened, the city was taken by force, the temple overthrown, and the place forsaken by God: and the length of time John noted in this place.
(On Revelation 12:15)
(On Revelation 18:4)
(5) Two circumstance going before the ruin, are commanded in this place: one is that the godly depart out of Babylon: as I mentioned in chapter twelve to have been done in time past, before the destruction of Jerusalem: this charge is given here and in the next verse. The other is, that every one of them occupy themselves in their own place, in executing the judgment of God, as it was commanded of the Levites in Ex 32:27 and that they sanctify their hands to the Lord.
(6) Of this commandment there are two causes: to avoid the contamination of sin and to shun the participation of those punishments that belong to it.
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