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indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. He went away again the 42 second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. And 43 he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.

severance and supplication, for all saints. that in me dwelleth no good thing; for to Ep. vi. 18.

will is present with me, but how to perform Enter not into temptation.] See chap. vi. that which is good, I find not. For the good 13. Enter not into the path of the wicked, that I would, I do not; but the evil which I and go not in the path of evil men. Avoid it would not, that I do. Now if I do that I pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin Pr. iv, 14, 15. They (that receive the seed) that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that on the rock, are they which when they hear when I would do good, evil is present with receive the word with joy: and these have no me; for I delight in the law of God, after the root, which for a while believe, and in time inward man: but I see another law in my of temptation fall away. Lu, viii. 13. Lead members warring against the law of my mind, us not into temptation, but deliver us from and bringing me into captivity to the law of evil. Lu. xi. 4. There hath no temptation sin which is in my members. O wretched taken you, but such as is common to man: man that I am, who shall deliver me from but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to the body of this death? I thank God, through be tempted above that ye are able ; but will Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the with the temptation also make a way to mind I myself serve the law of God, but with escape, that ye may be able to bear it. I Co. the flesh the law of sin. Ro. vii. 18-25. X. 13. The Lord knoweth how to deliver For what the law could not do, in that it was the godly out of temptations, and to reserve weak through the flesh, God sending his own the unjust unto the day of judgment to be Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, punished. 2 Pe. ii. 9. Because “thou" condemned sin in the flesh. Ro. viii. 3. But (" the angel of the church in Philadelphia”) I keep under my body, and bring it into subhast kept the word of my patience. I also jection ; lest by any means, when I have will keep thee from the hour of temptation, preached to others, I myself should be a castwhich shall come upon all the world, to try away. I Co. ix. 27. This I say then, Walk them that dwell upon the earth. Re. iii. 10. in the spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of

The spirit indeed is willing, &c.] Thou the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the hast commanded us to keep thy precepts spirit, and the spirit against the flesh: and diligently. Oh that my ways were directed these are contrary the one to the other, so to keep thy statutes. Thy testimonies also that ye cannot do the things that ye would. are my delight, and my counsellors. My soul And they that are Christ's have crucified the cleaveth unto the dust : quicken thou me flesh, with the affections and lusts. Ga. v. according to thy word. I will run the way 16, 17. 24. Not as though I had already of thy commandments, when thou shalt en- attained (said St. Paul), either were already large my heart. Make me to go in the path perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apof thy commandments, for therein do I de- prehend that for which also I am apprelight. Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, hended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count and not to covetousness. Turn away mine not myself to have apprehended; but this one eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou thing I do, forgetting those things which are me in thy way. Depart from me, ye evil behind, and reaching forth unto those things doers; for I will keep the commandments of which are before, I press toward the mark for my God. Uphold me according unto thy the prize of the high calling of God in Christ word, that I may live; and let me not be Jesus. Phi. iii. 12, 13, 14. ashamed of my hope. Hold thou me up, and 42 The second time.] See verses 36. 39. I shall be safe : and I will have respect unto O Lord God of my salvation, I have cried day thy statutes continually. Let thine hand help and night before thee. Let my prayer come me; for I have chosen thy precepts. I have before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry. longed for thy salvation, O Lord; and thy Ps. Ixxxviii. 1, 2. And again "he" (" Jesus'') law is my delight. Ps. cxix. 4, 5. 24, 25. 32. went away, and prayed, and spake the same 35–37. 115-117. 173, 174. Yea, in the words. And when he returned, he found Way of thy judgments, O Lord, have we waited them asleep again (for their eyes were heavy); for thee: the desire of our soul is to thy name, neither wist they what to answer him. Mar. and to the remembrance of thee. With my xiv. 39, 40. For we have not an high priest soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, which cannot be touched with the feeling of with my spirit within me will I seek thee our infirmities; but was in all points tempted early : for when thy judgments are in the like as we are, yet without sin. He. iv. 15. earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn 43 For their eyes were heavy.) Yea, thou righteousness. Is. xxvi. 8, 9. For I know shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of

44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third 45 time, saying the same words. Then cometh he to his disciples,

and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: bebold,

the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the 46 hands of sinners. Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand 47 that doth betray me. And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of

the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and

the sea; or as he that lieth upon the top of but know thou that for all these things God a mast. Pr. xxiii. 34. So the ship-master will bring thee into judgment. Ec. xi. 9. came to “him” (Jonah"), and said unto The hour is at hand.] See verses 2. 14, 15, him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? Arise, And he (Jesus) cometh the third time, and call upon thy God, if so be that God will saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your think upon us, that we perish not. Jon. i. 6. rest: it is enough, the hour is come; behold, But Peter and they that were with him were the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of heavy with sleep; and when they were awake sinners. Rise up, let us go; lo, he that bethey saw his glory, and the two men that trayeth me is at hand. Mar. xiv. 41, 42. stood with him. Lu. ix. 32. And there sat When I was daily with you in the temple, in a window a certain young man named ye stretched forth no hands against me; but Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep; and this is your hour (said Jesus to the chief priests, as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with &c.), and the power of darkness. Lu. xxii. 63. sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and Now before the feast of the passover, what was taken up dead. Ac. xx. 9. For there is Jesus knew that his hour was come, that he no power but of God. Ro. xiii. 1. There- should depart out of this world unto the Fsfore let us not sleep, as do others, but let us ther, having loved his own which were in the watch and be sober. For they that sleep, world, he loved them unto the end. John xiii. sleep in the night; and they that be drunken, 1. “These words” (“I have overcome the are drunken in the night. But let us, who world") spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to are of the day, be sober, putting on the heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; breast-plate of faith and love, and for an hel- glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify met the hope of salvation. 1 The. v. 6, 7, 8. thee. John xvii. 1.

44 Prayed the third time.) When ye pray, 46 Let us be going.] And it came to pass, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: when the Philistine (Goliath) arose, and came for they think that they shall be heard for and drew nigh to meet David, that David their much speaking. Mat. vi. 7. Now hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the therefore, O our God (said Daniel), hear the Philistine. 1 Sa. xvii. 48. And it came to prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, pass, when the time was come that he should and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanc- be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go tuary that is desolate for the Lord's sake. O to Jerusalem. Lu. ix. 5). But I have a my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open baptism to be baptized with, and how am ! thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and straitened till it be accomplished. Lu. xil 30. the city which is called by thy name : for we With desire I have desired to eat this passdo not present our supplications before thee over with you before I suffer. Lx. xii. la. for our righteousness, but for thy great mer- But that the world may know that I love the cies. O Lord, hear: 0 Lord, forgive: 0 Father, and as the Father gave me commandLord, hearken and do: defer not, for thine ment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence own sake, O my God; for thy city and thy John xiv. 31. What, mean ye to weep and people are called by thy name. Da. ix. 17, to break mine heart (said Paul)? for I am 18, 19. And "he" (" Jesus”) spake a parable ready not to be bound only, but also to die a unto them, to this end, that men ought always Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jests. to pray, and not to faint Lu. xviii. 1. For Ac. xxi. 13. this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it 47 Lo, Judas, &c.] See verse 55. And might depart from me. 2 Co, xii. 8.

immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Ju45 Sleep on now.] And it came to pass at das, one of the twelve, and with him a great noon, that Elijah mocked “them("* the multitude with swords and staves from the prophets of Baal") and said, Cry aloud; for chief priests, and the Scribes, and the elders he is a God; either he is talking, or he is Mar. xiv. 43. And while he yet spake, pursuing, or he is in a journey, or perad- behold a multitude, and he that was called venture he sleepeth, and must be awaked. Judas, one of the twelve, went before them I Ki. xviii. 27. Rejoice, O young man, in and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. But thy youth, and let thy heart cheer thee in the Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest tao. days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of the Son of man with a kiss? Lx. Ixil. thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: 48. When Jesus had spoken "these words

staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people. Now he 48 that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast. And forthwith he came to 49 Jesus, and said, Hail, Master; and kissed him. And Jesus said 50 unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him. And, behold, one of 51

(" that the love wherewith thou hast loved me platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon (O righteous Father) may be in them, and I in his head, and a reed in his right hand; and them"), he went forth with his disciples over they bowed the knee before him, and mocked the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into him, saying, Hail, king of the Jews! And the which he entered, and his disciples. And they spit upon him, and took the reed, Judas also which betrayed him knew the and smote him on the head. Mat. xxvii. place, for Jesus oft-times resorted thither with 29, 30. And they (the soldiers) clothed him his disciples. Judas then having received a with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, band of men and officers from the chief priests and put it upon his head, and began to salute and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns, him, Hail, king of the Jews! Mar. xv. and torches, and weapons. Jesus therefore 17, 18. And the soldiers platted a crown knowing all things that should come upon of thorns, and put it on his head, and they him, went forth and said unto them, Whom put on him a purple robe, and said, Hail, seek ye? They answered him, Jesus of king of the Jews! and they smote him with Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he their hands. John xix. 2, 3. And Judas also which betrayed him stood And kissed him.] And his father Isaac with them. As soon then as he had said unto said unto him (Jacob), Come near now, and them, I am he, they went backward, and fell kiss me, my son. Ge. xxvii. 26. Then to the ground. Then asked he them again, Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it upon Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of his (Saul's) head, and kissed him, and said, Nazareth. Jesus answered, I have told you Is it not because the Lord hath anointed thee that I am he. If therefore ye seek me, let to be captain over his inheritance ? 1 Sa. X. Í. these go their way. John xviii. 1-8. Men And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in health, and brethren, this Scripture must needs have my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the beard with the right hand to kiss him. 2 Sa. mouth of David spake before concerning Ju- XX. 9. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, das, which was guide to them that took Jesus. but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. Pr. Ac. i. 16.

xxvii. 6. As soon as he (Judas) was come, 48 Whomsoever I shall kiss, &c.] And he goeth straightway to him (Jesus), and when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab saith, Master, Master, and kissed him. And took him aside in the gate to speak with him they laid their hands on him, and took him, quietly, and smote him there under the fifth Mar. xiv. 45, 46. Thou gavest me no kiss rib, that he died, for the blood of Asahel his (said Jesus to Simon the Pharisee), but this brother. 2 Sa. iii. 27. And Joab said to woman, since the time I came in hath not Amasa, Art thou in health, my brother; and ceased to kiss my feet. Lu. vii. 45. Greet Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right all the brethren with an holy kiss. 1 Th. v. 26. hand to kiss him. But Amasa took no heed 50 Friend, wherefore art thou come ?] But to the sword which was in Joab's hand, so he “he" (the householder who hired labourers smote him therewith in the fifth rib, and shed at different times") answered one of them, out his bowels to the ground, and struck him and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong ; didst not again, and he died. 2 Sa. xx. 9, 10. not thou agree with me for a penny ? Mat. Draw me not away with the wicked, and with XX. 13. And Absalom said to Hushai the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to (David's friend, who came unto him and said, their neighbours, but mischief is in their God save the king), Is this thy kindness to hearts. Ps. xxviii. 3. He hath put forth thy friend? Why wentest thou not with thy his hand against such as be at peace with friend ? 2 Sa. xvi. 17. Yea, mine own him, he hath broken his covenant: the words familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did of his mouth were smoother than butter, but eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel war was in his heart; his words were softer against me. Ps. xli. 9. It was not an enemy than oil, yet were they drawn swords. Ps. that reproached me; but it was thou, a man Iv. 21, 22.

mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintHold him fast.] And he that betrayed ance: we took sweet counsel together, and him had given them a token, saying, Whom walked unto the house of God in company, soever I shall kiss, that same is he, take him, Ps. lv. 12, 13, 14. But Jesus said unto him, and lead him away safely. Mar. xiv. 44. Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a

49 Hail, Master !] And when they had kiss. Lu. xxii. 48. See xx. 13.

them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drei

his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest, and smote off 52 his ear. Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into

his place : for all they that take the sword shall perish with the 53 sword. Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and · he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?

52 his place test thou to

51 One of them which were with Jesus, &c.] cause Christ also suffered for us, leaving us See verse 35. And one of them that stood by an example, that ye should follow his steps drew a sword, and smote a servant of the Who did no sin, neither was guile found in high priest, and cut off his ear. Mar. xiv. his mouth : who, when he was reviled, te47. Wilt thou (said James and John to Jesus) viled not again; when he suffered, he threatthat we command fire to come down from ened not; but committed himself to him that heaven, and consume “them" ("the Sama- judgeth righteously. I Pe. ii. 21, 22, 23. ritans who did not receive Jesus). But he Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for turned and rebuked them, and said, Ye know railing, but contrariwise, blessing; knowing not what manner of spirit ye are of. Lu. ix. that ye are thereunto called, that ye should 55. Then said he (Jesus) unto them, But inherit a blessing. I Pe. iii. 9. now (after Christ was betrayed), he that hath They that take the sword, &c.] Behold, I a purse (said Jesus), let him take it, and send you prophets, and wise men, and Scribes, likewise his scrip; and he that hath no sword, and some of them ye shall kill, and crucify: let him sell his garment, and buy one. For and some of them shall ye scourge in your I say unto you, that this that is written must synagogues, and persecute them from city yet be accomplished in me. And he was city. That upon you may come all the reckoned among the transgressors; for the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from things concerning me have an end. And the blood of righteous Abel, unto the blood they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords; of Zacharias, son of Barachias, whom ye slem and he said unto them, It is enough. Lord, between the temple and the altar. Verily shall we smite with the sword (said they say unto you, All these things shall come which were about Jesus)? And one of them upon this generation. Mat. xxiii. 34, 35, 36 smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man skal his right ear. And Jesus answered and said, his blood be shed; for in the image of Grad Suffer ye thus far, and he touched his ear and made he man. Ge. ix. 6. But thou, O God, healed him. Lu. xxii. 36, 37, 38. 49, 50, 51. shalt bring them down into the pit of destrue Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it, tion ; bloody and deceitful men shall not lise and smote the high priest's servant, and cut out half their days : but I will trust in thee. off his right ear, the servant's name was Ps. lv. 23. Because thou (Mount Seir) hast Malchus. Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the up thy sword into the sheath, the cup which blood of the children of Israel, by the force my Father hath given me, shall I not drink of the sword, in the time of their calamity, in it? My kingdom is not of this world (said the time that their iniquity had an end; Jesus): if my kingdom were of this world, therefore as I live, saith the Lord God, then would my servants fight, that I should will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shan not be delivered to the Jews; but now is my pursue thee : sith thou hast not hated blood kingdom not from herce. John xviii. 10. 36. even blood shall pursue thee. Ez. xxxv. 6,6 The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, He that leadeth into captivity, shall go into but mighty through God to the pulling down captivity: he that killeth with the sword, of strong holds. 2 Co. x. 4.

must be killed with the sword. Re. xiii. 10. 52 Put up again thy sword, &c.] I say For they have shed the blood of the saints, and unto you, That ye resist not evil; but whoso- prophets, and thou (the Lord) hast given then ever shall smite thee on the right cheek, turn blood to drink, for they are worthy. Ale to him the other also. Mat. v. 39. Dearly xvi. 6. beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather 53 And he shall presently give me, & give place unto wrath; for it is written, Ven- “ Then” (after the temptation in the sous geance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord, derness") the Devil leareth him" (" Jesus) Ro. xij. 19. Even unto this present hour, we and behold, angels came and ministered una both hunger and thirst, and are naked, and are him. Mat. iv. 11. When the Son of the buffeted, and have no certain dwelling-place, shall come in his glory, and all his holy anze And labour, working with our own hands with him, then shall he sit upon the three being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we of his glory. Mat. xxv. 31. And .... suffer it. I Co. iv, 11, 12. See that none prayed, and said (then his servant beheta render evil for evil unto any man. I Th. v, host compassing the city), Lord, I pray, 15. For even hereunto were ye called, be open his eves that he may see. And the same

But how then shall the Scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must 54 be? In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come 55 ont as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on

opened the eyes of the young man, and he shall come shall destroy the city and the saw, and behold the mountain was full of sanctuary. And the end thereof shall be horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. with a flood ; and unto the end of the war 2 ki. vi. 17. A fiery steam issued and came desolations are determined. Da. ix. 24, 25, forth before " him" ("the Ancient of days" in 26. Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, Daniel's vision of God's kingdom); thousand and against the man that is my fellow, saith thousands ministered unto him, and ten thou- the Lord of hosts : smite the shepherd, and sand times ten thousand stood before him; the sheep shall be scattered ; and I will turn the judgment was set, and the books were mine hand upon the little ones. Zec. xiii. 7, opened. Da. vii. 10. And to you who are Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, troubled (will God recompense) rest with us, and to enter into his glory? And beginning when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from at Moses and all the prophets, he (Jesus) heaven, with his mighty angels. 2 Th. i. 7. expounded unto “ them" (his disciples") And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, in all the Scriptures, the things concerning prophesied of " these(false teachers"), himself. And he said unto them, These are saying, Behold, the Lord cometh, with ten the words which I spake unto you while I thousand of his saints, to execute judgment was yet with you, that all things must be upon all. Jude 14.

fulfilled which were written in the law of Twelve.] And when he had called unto Moses, and in the prophets, and in the kim his twelve disciples, he gave them power Psalms, concerning me. Then opened he against unclean spirits to cast them out, and their understanding that they might underto heal all manner of sickness, and all manner stand the Scriptures : and said unto them, of disease. Now the names of the twelve Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ apostles are these, the first, Simon, who is to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third called Peter; and Andrew his brother; James, day. Lu. xxiv. 25, 26. 44, 45, 46. And if the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; he called them gods unto whom the word of Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas and Mat- God came, and the Scripture cannot be brothew, the publican; James, the son of Alpheus, ken; say ye of him whom the Father hatli and Lebbeus, whose surname was Thaddeus; sanctified, and sent into the world, thou blasSimon, the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, phemest, because I said I am the Son of God. who also betrayed him. Mat. x. 1-4. John X. 35, 36. Men and brethren, this

Legions of angels.] And Jesus asked Scripture must needs have been fulfilled, " him" (" the man possessed of devils "), which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David saying, What is thy name? And he said, spake before, concerning Judas, which was Legion, because many devils were entered guide to them that took Jesus. Ac. i. 16. into him. Lu. viii. 30.

See verse 56. 54 How then, &c.] See verse 34. My 55 Are ye come out as against a thief ?] God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Are ye come out as against a thief, with Why art thou so far from helping me, and swords and with staves to take me? I was from the words of my roaring? Ps. xxii. 1. daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye Save me, O God : for the waters are come in took me not : but the Scripture must be fulanto my soul, &c. Ps. Ixix. ). Who hath filled. And they all forsook him and fed. believed our report? and to whom is the arm Mar. xiv. 48, 49, 50. Be ye come out as of the Lord revealed ? Is. liii. 1. Seventy against a thief, with swords and staves ? weeks are determined upon thy people, and When I was daily with you in the temple upon thy holy city, to finish the transgres- ye stretched forth no hands against me; but sion, and to make an end of sins, and to make this is your hour, and the power of darkness. reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in Lu. xxii. 52, 53. everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the sat daily with you teaching, &c.] And vision, and prophecy, and to anoint the most Jesus answered and said, while he taught in holy. Know, therefore, and understand, that the temple, How say the Scribes that Christ from the going forth of the commandment to is the son of David ? Mar. xii. 35. And in restore and to build Jerusalem, unto the the day-time he was teaching in the temple, Messiah, the Prince, shall be seven weeks and at night he went out and abode in the and threescore and two weeks. The street mount that is called the mount of Olives. shall be built again, and the wall, even in And all the people came early in the morntroublous times. And after threescore and ing to him in the temple, for to hear him. two weeks shall Messiah be cut off ; but not Lu. xxi. 37, 38. And early in the morning lor himself; and the people of the prince that he came again into the temple, and all the

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