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away, and not return ! Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetualbacksliding: they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return. Ι hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright, no man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done! every one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle. Υea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle, and the crane, and the swallow, observe the time of their coming , but πmy people know not the judgment of the Lonn , Ηow do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the Lo R D is with us : Lo, certainly in vain made he it, the pen of the scribes is in vain, Τhe wise men are ashamed, they are disπmayed and taken : lo, they have rejected the word of the Lon D; and what wisdom is in them : Τherefore will I give their wives unto others, and their fields to them that shall inherit them : for every one, from the least even unto the greatest, is given to covetousness , from the prophet even μnto the priest, every one dealeth falsely, Jer, τiii. 4-1ό. "See on 1 Cor. x. ver, 20. "See on Αcts xiv. ver. 15. clause 1.
Και ώμοσεν εν τω ζώντι εις τους αιώνας των αιώνων, δς έκτισε τον ουρανόν και τα εν αυτώ, και την γην και τα εν αυτή, και την θάλασσαν και τα εν αυτή ότι χρόνος ουκ έσται έτι'
Αnd suare bυ " him that liueth for ever and ever, b uho created heaven, and
thethings that therein ανε, and the earth, eat them ; and thy word was unto me
αnd the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things uhich are therein, • that there should be time no longer:
* Αnd he brought me thither, and, behold, there teas a man, whose ap»earance was like the appearance of Ε with a line of fiax in his hand, and a measuring-reed , and he stood in the gate, Αnd the man said unto πme, Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all that I shall shew thee ; for to the intent that I might shew them unto thee art thou brought hither: declare all that thou seest to the house of Israel. Απd behold a wall on the outside of the house round about, and in the man's hand a measuring-reed of six cubits long, by the cubit and an handbreadth: so he measured the breadth of the building, one reed, and the height, one reed, Εzek. xl. 3-5. Ι lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuringline in hishand. Τhen said I, Whither goest thou ! Αnd he said unto me, Το measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof, Ζech. ii. 1, 2.
b See Εzek. xl.-xlviii.
and nations, 7. Αnd I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. Αnd the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. Τhese both were cast alive into a lake offire burning with brimstone, xix. 19, 20. Τhen I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth uere of iron, and his nails σfbrass, which devoured, brakein pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet; Αnd of the ten horns that uere in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell: even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look μας more stout than his fellows. I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them ; Until the Αncient of days came, andjudgment was given to the saints of the Μost Ηigh, and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom, Dan. vii. 19-22. Αnd he shall speak greαι words against the Μost Ηigh, and shall wear out the saints of the Μost Ηigh, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time,
25, VΕR. 8.
και τα αστώματα αυτών επί της τσλατείας πόλεως της μεγάλης, ήτις καλείται πνευματικώς Σόδομα και Αίγυπτος, όπου και ο Κύριος ημών εσταυρώθη. a Αnd their dead bodies shall lie in the street of bthe great city, which spίritually is called • Sodom and Εgypt, where also "our Lord • μαs crucified.
. * See ver. 9. Τhe dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth. Τheir blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem ; and there was none to bury them, Ρsal. lxxix. 2, 3. " Αnd there followed anotherangel, saying, Βabylon is fallen, is fallen,