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  • JOHN WESLEY'S BIBLE COMMENTARY
    NOTES - MARK 13

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    Verse 1. Matt. xxiv, 1; Luke xxi, 5.

    Verse 4. Two questions are here asked; the one concerning the destruction of Jerusalem: the other concerning the end of the world.

    Verse 9. Luke xxi, 12.

    Verse 10. Matt. xxiv, 14.

    Verse 11. The Holy Ghost will help you. But do not depend upon any other help For all the nearest ties will be broken.

    Verse 14. Where it ought not - That place being set apart for sacred use. Matt. xxiv, 15; Luke xxi, 20; Dan. ix, 27.

    Verse 19. In those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation - May it not be doubted, whether this be yet fully accomplished? Is not much of this affliction still to come?

    Verse 20. The elect - The Christians: whom he hath chosen - That is, hath taken out of, or separated from, the world, through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. He hath shortened - That is, will surely shorten.

    Verse 21. Matt. xxiv, 23.

    Verse 24. But in those days - Which immediately precede the end of the world: after that tribulation - Above described.

    Verse 28. Matt. xxiv, 32; Luke xxi, 28.

    Verse 29. He is nigh - The Son of man.

    Verse 30. All these things - Relating to the temple and the city.

    Verse 32. Of that day - The day of judgment is often in the Scriptures emphatically called that day. Neither the Son - Not as man: as man he was no more omniscient than omnipresent. But as God he knows all the circumstances of it.

    Verse 33. Matt. xxiv, 42; Luke xxi, 34.

    Verse 34. The Son of man is as a man taking a far journey - Being about to leave this world and go to the Father, he appoints the services that are to be performed by all his servants, in their several stations. This seems chiefly to respect ministers at the day of judgment: but it may be applied to all men, and to the time of death. Matt. xxv, 14; Luke xix, 12.

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