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drunken, Luke xii. 45. Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time, xx. 9. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry, Heb. x. 36, 37. And saying, Where is the promise of his coming ? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance, 2 Pet. iii. 4--9. But that which ye have already hold fast till I come, Rev. ii. 25.
b And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Matt. xxvi. 40. And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy, 43. And he cometh and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour? Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak, Mark xiv. 37, 38. And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed, Rom. xiii. 11. Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light, Eph. v. 14. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they
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that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation, 1 Thess. v. 6-8. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour, 1 Pet. v. 8. VER. 6.
νυμφίος ἔρχεται, ἐξέρχεσθε εἰς ἀπάντησιν Μέσης δὲ νυκτὸς κραυγὴ γέγονεν· Ἰδοὺ, ὁ
And at midnight there was a cry made, bBehold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
a But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For 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, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief, 1 Thess. v. 1-4. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, 2 Pet. iii. 10–12. See also on chap. xxiv. ver. 44.
b When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory, ver. 31. Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people. Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice. And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself, Psal. 1. 3-6. Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he com
eth to judge the earth: he shall judge |
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom, ver. 1. And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation, Isa. XXV. 9. Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel, Amos iv. 12. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God, Rev. xix. 7-9.
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and your lights burning, Lake xii. 35. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless, 2 Pet. iii. 14. Nevertheless, I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent, Rev. ii. 4, 5. VER. 8.
Αἱ δὲ μωραὶ ταῖς φρονίμοις εἶπον· Δότε ἡμῖν ἐκ τοῦ ἐλαίου ὑμῶν, ὅτι αἱ λαμπάδες hur oßimuVTAL.
And the foolish said unto the wise, a Give us of your oil; for our lumps are gone out.
* Or, going out.
a And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham, Matt. iii. 9. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame, Luke xvi. 24. Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me, Acts viii. 24. Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee, Rev. iii. 9.
b But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended, Matt. xiii. 20, 21. So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish : Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web, Job viii. 13, 14. Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine, xviii. How oft is the candle of the
wicked put out? and how oft cometh their destruction upon them? God dis
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̓Απεκρίθησαν δὲ αἱ φρόνιμοι, λέγουσαι Μήποτε οὐκ ἀρκέσῃ ἡμῖν καὶ ὑμῖν· πο ρεύεσθε δὲ μᾶλλον πρὸς τοὺς πωλοῦντας, καὶ ἀγοράσατε ἑαυταῖς.
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tributeth sorrows in his anger, xxi. 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. lv. 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 near Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts : and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon, 6, 7. Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee, Acts viii. 22. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing: and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eye-salve that thou mayest see, Rev. iii. 17, 18.
But the wise answered, saying, Not so; a lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
a None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to Goda ransom for him: (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever :) That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption, Psal. xlix. 7-9. Then said the LORD unto me, though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not be towards this people: cast them out of my sight, and let them go forth, Jer. XV. 1. Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord Gon. If I cause noisome beasts to pass through the land, and they spoil it, so that it be desolate, that no man may pass through because of the beasts: Though these three men were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters: they only shall be delivered, but the land shall be desolate, Ezek. xiv. 14-16. Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live) saith the Lord Gon, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter, they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness, 20. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God, Rom. xiv. 12.
b Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without
̓Απερχομένων δὲ αὐτῶν ἀγοράσαι, ἦλθεν αὐτοῦ εἰς τοὺς γάμους, καὶ ἐκλείσθη ἡ ὁ νυμφίος· καὶ αἱ ἕτοιμοι εἰσῆλθον μετ' θύρα,
And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: c and the door was shut.
a And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him, ver. 6. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be, Rev. xxii. 12. He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly; Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus, 20.
b And so he that had received five talents came, and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things enter thou into the joy of thy lord. He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord thou
deliveredst unto me two talents: be
hold, I have gained two other talents beside them. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord, ver. 20-23. And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching : verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them, Luke xii. 36, 37. Giving thanks unto the Father which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light, Col. i. 12. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day and not to me only, but unto all them also that love bis appearing, 2 Tim. iv. 8. Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
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And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh: as God had commanded him and the LORD shut him in, Gen. vii. 16. When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us ; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are, Luke xiii. 25. And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief, Heb. iii. 18, 19.
Ὕστερον δὲ ἔρχονται καὶ αἱ λοιπαὶ παρὰ θένοι, λέγουσαι· Κύριε, κύριε, ἄνοιξαν ἡμῖν.
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Afterward came also the other virgins, a saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
a See on chap. vii. ver. 21. clause 1. VER. 12.
Ὁ δὲ ἀποκριθεὶς εἶπεν· ̓Αμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, οὐκ οἶδα ὑμᾶς.
But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, a I know you not.
a For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish, Psal. i. 6. The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity, v. 5. Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. 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. And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last, Luke xiii. 26-30. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me, , John x. 27. But if any man love God, the same is known of him, 1 Cor. viii. 3. But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? Ġal. iv. 9., Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity, 2 Tim. ii. 19.
“Γρηγορεῖτε οὖν, ὅτι οὐκ οἴδατε τὴν ἡμέραν, οὐδὲ τὴν ὥραν, ἐν ᾗ ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου xeтaι.
a Watch therefore for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
a See on chap. xxiv. ver. 42,
"Ωσπερ γὰρ ἄνθρωπος ἀποδημῶν ἐκάλεσε τοὺς ἰδίους δούλους, καὶ παρέδωκεν αὐτοῖς τὰ ὑπάρχοντα αὐτοῦ·
For the kingdom of heaven is aas a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
a Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country, Matt. xxi. 33. For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch, Mark xiii. 34. He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come, Luke xix. 12, 13. Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time, xx. 9.
b And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods, Luke xvi. 1. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith, Rom. xii. 6. Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? 1 Cor. iii. 5. Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful, iv. 1, 2. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gift of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophesy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kind of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. For as the body
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is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? if the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? But now hath God set the members, every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member, where were the body. But now are they many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much more those members of the body which seem to be more feeble are necessary: And those members of the body which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. For our comely parts have no need : but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked. That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
And God hath set some in the Church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues, xii. 7-28. And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers, Eph. iv. 11. Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the ma