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in all thiiiii's. Rememher that .lesus Christ, of the seed of David,
was raised from the dead, according to iny gospel : wherein I sutier
trouble, as an evil-doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God, is
not bound. Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that
they may also obtain the salvation which is in Clii-ist Jesus with
eiernal glory. It is a faithful saying : For if we be dead with him,
we shall also live with him : if we suffer, we shall also reign with
him : if we deny him, he also will deny us : if we believe not, yet
he aliideth faithful : he cannot deny himself

Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them be-
fore the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to
the subverting of the hearers. Study to shew thyself approved
unto God, a workm;in that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly di-
viding the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings :
for they w-ill increase unto more ungodliness. And their word
will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Ilymeneus and Philetns ;

who concerning the truth \)avc crrcb, Silling tl)at tl)c rcsnrrcc-

tion is p.lSt alrt'ilbn ; and overthrow the faith of some.

John to the seven churches which are in Asia : Grace be unto
you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is
to come ; and from the seven spirits which are before his throne;
and fiom Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, a}ib tl)C tirst-
beqottcn of tl)C beab, and the prince of the kings of the earth.

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and juilgment
was given nnto them : and I saw the souls of them that were be-
headed for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and
which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither
had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands ;

tinb t!):!i liucb luib rcigncb imtl) (Clirist a tl}onsanb ncars.

But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years
were finished. This is the first resurrection.

IMessed and holy is he that hath part in tlie first resurrection :
on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be [)riests
of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God ; and
the books were opened : and another book was opened, which is
the book of life : and the dead were judged out of those things
wiiicli were writf'Mi in the books, according to their works. QVnb

tl)c sea gioe up ll)c bcub u)I)icl) racrc in it; nnb beoti) anb
Ijcll bcliucrcb up Jt)c bcab u)l]icl) xocxc in tl)t:m.



2 Timothy,
ii. 7-ia



Rev. 1. 4, 5.



Rev. XX. 4-6.



Revelation,
XX. 1' l:i.



XXIX.



€^t Sii&gmtiit.



rsalm i. 5.



Ps. 1. 1-6.



Job, I Ye sa}', Where is the house of the prince ? and where are the

xxi. 2&-30. dwelling-places of the wicked ? Have ye not asked them that go
bv the wav ? and do ve not know their tokens, that the wicked is

rcscrucb to ii)c ban of bcstruction? they shall be brought

forth to tlie day of wrath.

The ungodly shall not stand in tl)C ^ubigmcnt, nor sinners in
the congregation of the righteous.

The mighty God, even the Lord, hath spoken, and called the
earth from tlie rising of the sun unto the going down thereof. Out
of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined. Our God shall
come, and shall not keep silence : a fire shall devour before him,
and it shall be verv tempestuous round about him. He shall call
to the heavens from above, and to the earth, tijat l)e tltaj) fltbgc
his people. Gather my saints together unto me; those that have
made a covenant with me by sacrifice.

^nh tl)c liciuicns sliall bcclarc Ijis rigljtcousncss : for
©ob is jubgc Ijimsclf. Selah.

Of Zion it shall be said. This and that man was born in her :
and the Highest himself shall establish her. The Lord shall count,
toljen l)C loritCtl) up tlie people, that this man was born there.
Selah.

Say among the heathen that the Lord reigneth : the world
also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge
the people righteously. Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth
be glad ; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof Let the field be
joyful, and all that is therein : then shall all the trees of the wood
rejoice before the Lord : for llC COmctI), for llC cometl) tO jubgc
tl)e carti) : he shall judge the world with righteousnciss, and the
people with his truth.

That which hath been is now ; and th.-it which is to be hath
already been ; and (5ob reqilirctl) tl)at U)l)icl) is past.

And moreover I saw' under the sun the place of judgment,
that wickedness was there; and the place of rightenusness, that
iniquity was there. I said in mine heart, (piob sljull jubge t\]C
rigi)teon5 anb tl)e VoicUeb : for there is a time there for every
puip!).-^" and tor every work.



Psalm
Ixxxvii. 5, 6.



Psalm
xcvi. 10-i:i.



Ecclcsiasles,
iii. 15-17.



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Rejoice, young man, in thy youth ; and let thy heart cheer
thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine
heart, and in the sight of tliino eyes: but Icnow thou, that for ull

tl)C3c tl)ings (!3ob voill bring tl)cc into jniigmcnt.

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter : Fear God,
and keep his commandments : for this is the whole duty of man.
i^or (Bob Gljtill bring cucrn itjork into jubgmcnt, voitl) cocrg
secret tl)ing, VDl)ctl)cr it be gooii, or U)l)etl)er it be euil.

Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath
and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the
sinners thereof out of it. For the stars of heaven and the constel-
lations thereof shall not give their light : the sun shall be darkened
in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
GVnb 3 mill ^Jixnisl) tlje toorlb for their euil, anh tl)c tuickeb

for tijeir iniquitn; ;»»d 1 will cause the arrogancy of the proud to
cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make
a man more precious than fine gold ; even a man than the golden
wedge of Ophir. Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth
shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts,
and in the day of his fierce anger.

Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall
they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust : for thy dew is
as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

Come, my people, enter thou into thy chatiibers, and shut thy
doors about thee : hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until
the indignation be overpast. J^or, beljolb, t\]C toxh COmetl) OUt

of l]is place to pnnisi) tl)e inhabitants of tl)c earti) for tl)cir

iniqnitn : the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no
more cover her slain.

In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a
dream and visions of his head upon his bed : then he wrote the
dream, and told the sum of the matters. Daniel spake and said, I
saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of the heaven
strove upon the great sea. And four great beasts came up from
the sea, diverse one from another. The first was like a lion, and
had eagle's wings : I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked,
and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet
as a man, and a nian's heart was given to it. And behold another
beast, H second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side,
and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it :
and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much fiesh. After this, I
beheld, and lo, another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of
it four wings of a fowl ; the beast had also four heads ; and do-
minion was o-iven to it. After this I saw in the niwht visions, and
behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceed-
ingly ; and it had great iron teeth : it devoured and brake in



Ecc. xi. 9.



Ecclesiastes,
xii. U, 14.



Is. xiii. 0-13.



Isaiah,
xxvi. 19-il.



Daniel,
vii. 1-18.



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JoeI,iii.9-17,



pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was di-
vei-se from all tlie beasts tliat were before it; and it had ten horns.
I considered the hoiiis, and behold, there came up amoniy them
another little horn, before whom there were three of the tirst horns
plucked up b}' the roots: and behold, in this horn were eyes like
the eves of man, and a month speaking great things.

3 [K\)c[h till tl)i: tijroucs mere cast boron, ani) tl)e Ancient

of 1)11119 bib sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the h;iir
of his head like the pure wool : his throne W8S like the fiery t^ame,
and his wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came
forth from before him : thousand thousands ministered unto him,
and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him : tl)C jubcj-
ment mas set, aub tl]e books mere opencb. I beheld then

because of the voice of die great words which the horn spake ; I
belield even till the beast was slain, and his body desti'oyed, and
given to the burning flame. As concerning the rest of the beasts,
they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were pro-
longed for a season and time.

I saw in the night, visions, and, beliold, one like the Son of
man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of
days, and they brought him near befoie him. And there was given
him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations,
and languages, sliould serve him : his dominion is an everlat;ting
dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which
shall not be destroyed.

I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body,
and the visions of my head troubled me. I came near unto one
of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he
told me, and made me know the interpetation of the things.

These great beasts, whic-h are f )ur, are four kings, which shall
arise out of the earth. But the saints of the Most High shall takt*
the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and
ever. '

Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up
the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come

up: beat your plough-shares into swords, and your prnning-hooks
into spears: let tin- weak say, I am stiong. Assemble yourselves,
and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round
about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Lord. Let
the he.itheii be wakened, and come up to the valley of JehosliM-

ph.it: tor tl)cre u3iU J sit to jubge all tl)c l)etUl)en rounb
about.

Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you
down ; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness
is great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision : for the
day ot tlu! Lord is near in the valley of (h^-ision. The sun and
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shining. The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice
from Jerusalem ; and the heavens and the earth shall shake : but
the Lord will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the
children of Israel. So shall ye know that I am the Lord your God
dwelling in Zion my holy mountain : then shall Jerusalem be holy,
and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.

Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be
divided in the midst of thee. For I will sjather all nations against
Jerusalem to battle ; and the city shall be taken, and the houses
rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth'
into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut otf
from the city. Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against
those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives,
which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives
shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the
west, and there shall be a very great valley ; and half of the moun-
tain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains ; for the valley of
the mountains shall reach unto Azal : yea, ye shall flee like as ye
fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah kingof Judah :

aixb tl)c Coib mn ©ob sljall come, nub nil tl)c saints mill)

tl)CC. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall
not be clear, nor dark : but it shall be one day which shall be
known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass,
that at evening time it shall be light. And it shall be in that day,
that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem ; half of them to-
ward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea : in
summer and in winter shall it be. And the Lord shall be King
over all the earth : in that day shall there be one Lord, and his
name one. All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to
Rimmon, south of Jerusalem : and it shall be lifted up, and inhab-
ited in her place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place of the first
gate, unto the corner-gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto
the king's wine-presses. And men shall dwell in it, and there shall
be no more utter destruction ; but Jerusalem shall be safely
inhabited.

They that feared the Lord spake often one to anotlier: and
the Lord hearkened, and heard it : and a book of remembrance
was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that
thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the Lord

of hosts, in t\)at ban u)l)en 3 make up tnn jctDcls ; and I

will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

®l)cn sljiill jit* return a\\b bisceru betroccn tlje rigl)teou3 nub

tl)e u3icUeb, betrocen Ijini tl);.t scruetl) ©ob anh l]im tljnt

seruetl) l)im not.

For behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven ; and



Zechariali,
xiv. 1-11.



Malachi,

iii. 1(5-18,

iv. 1-3.



51



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John,



Matthew,
vii. 21-23.



Matthew,
xi. 20-24.



Matt. xii. 3G,



M.itlhew,
xii. 41, 4.:.



all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble : and
the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts,
that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

But unto vou that fear mv name, shall the Sun of riofhteous-
ness arise ■with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and
grow up as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wick-
ed ; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day
that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts.

The Father judgeth no man, but IjtUi) COtnmiltcb all jubg-
ntcnt unto tljc Son : that all men should honour the Son, even
as they honour the Father

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and
believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not
come into condemnation ; but is passed from death unto life.
Verily, verily, I say unto you. The hour is coming, and now is,
when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God : and they
that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself, so hath
he given to the Son to have life in himself ^nb l)atl) gineiX
l)im autl)Orit]] to execute jubgrncnt also, because he is the Son
of man.

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into
the kingdom of heaven ; but he that doeth the will of my Father
which is in heaven. Many will say to me in tljat bag, Lord,
Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name ? and in thy name have
cast out devils ? and in thy name done many wonderful works ?
and then will I profess unto them, I never knew you : depart from
me, ye that work iniquity.

Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his
mighty works were done, because they repented not. Wo unto
thee, Chorazin ! wo unto thee, Bethsaida ! for if the mighty works
which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they
would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say
unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at tl)C hat)
of jnbqmcnt, than for you.

And tluju, Capernaimi, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt
be brought down to hell : for if the mighty works which have
been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remain-
ed until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tol-
erable for the land of Sodom in tl)C ban of jubgment than for
thee.

T s;iv tuito yon, That every idl.^ w^rd that men shall speak,

tl)cij sl)all glue "account tljcrcof in tl)c ban of jubgrncnt.

The men of Nineveh sl)allriscin jubgnuMit ujltl) tl)is gen-
eration, and shall comlemn it: because they repented at the
preaching of Jonas; and behold, a greater than .Tonas is here.

Tlie queeu of the soutii sl)all visc up in tl)c jubgiucut ujitl) tl)is



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gcncriltiotX, and shall condemn it: for she came from the utter-
most parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon ; and be-
hold, a greater than Solomon is here.

Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom
of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his
field : but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among
the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up,
and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

So the servants of the householder came and said unto him.
Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field ? from whence then
hath it tares ? He said unto them. An enemy hath done this.
The servants said unto him. Wilt thou then that we go and gather
them up ? but he said. Nay ; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye
root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together nittil
tl)C l)art)CSt: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers.
Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to
burn them : but gather the wheat into my barn

Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house :
and his disciples came unto him, saying. Declare unto us the para-
ble of the tares of the field. He answered and said unto them. He
that soweth the good seed is the Son of man ; the field is the world ;
the good seed are the children of the kingdom ; but the tares are
the children of the wicked one ; the enemy that sowed them is the
devil ; tl)C Ijarucst is tl)e crib of tljC toorlb ; and the reapers are
the angels.

As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire ; so
shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send
forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things
that offend, and them which do ini(juity ; and shall cast them into
a furnace of fire : there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of
their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was
cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind : which, when it was
full, they drew to shore, and sat do-vn, and gathered the good into
vessels, but cast the bad away. So shall it be ot tl)C cnb of tl]C
UJOrlb : the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from
among the just, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire : there
shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and
lose his own soul ? or what shall a man give in exchange for his
soul ? For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father

with his angels ; anh tlictx \)t sl)aU vcujarb cvctn man accord-
ing to l)is roorks.

When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends,
nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours ;



ifaUhew,

xiii. i!4-30,

36-43.



ifatthew,
xiii. 47-50.



Matthew,
xvi. 2G, 27.



Luke,
xiv. 12-14,



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Luke,
xvii. 20-30.



Luke,
xviii. 1-8.



Luke,

xix. 11-15,

MuUhrw,

XXV. 1 1-19,

I.ukp,
xix. lO-'-T.



lest they also bid thee again, and a recompense be made thee. But
when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, tlie lame, the
blind ; and thou .shalt be blessed : for they cannot reconij)ense

thee: for tljott sljrtit bc rccompcitscb at tije resurrection of
t\]c iust.

And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the king-
dom of God should come, he answered them and said, The king-
dom of God Cometh not with observation : neither shall they say,
Lo here ! or, Lo there ! for behold, the kingdom of God is within

you.

And he said unto the disciples. The days will come, when ye
shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall
not see it. And they shall say to you. See here 1 or. See there !
go not after them, nor follow them. For as the lightning that
lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other
part under heaven ; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.
But first must he sutler many things, and be rejected of this gen-
eration. And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in
the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they mar-
ried wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe en-
tered into the ark, and the flood came, and desti-oyed them all.
Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot : they did eat, they
drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded ; but the
same day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone
from heaven, and destroyed them all : even thus shall it be in tl)C

bau tDl)en i\]c Son of man is reocaleb.

And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought
always to pray, and not to faint; saying. There was in a city a
judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man. And there
was a widow in that city ; and she came unto him, saying. Avenge
me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while : but after-
ward he said within himself. Though I fear not God, nor regard
man, yet, because this widow troubleth me, 1 will avenge her, lest
by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord said, Hear
what the unjust judge saith. QVnb sl)all not ^oh iltJCUgc l)is
OCOn elect, which cry day and night unto him, though lie ht'ar

long with them ? J tcil gou tljiU l)e mill aoeugc tljem specb-

ilj]. Nevertheless when the Sou of man cometh, shall he find
faith on the earth ?

He added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to
Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God
should immediately appear. He said therefore, A certain noble-
man went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and
to return. And he called his ten servants, and delivert'd them ten
pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. But his citizens
liated him, and sent a message after him, saying. We will not have
this man to reign over us. And it came to pass, that U)l)en l)C



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tons returncb, Ijiunng rccciucS tlic kingdom, tl)cn \)c com-
mnnbcb these scnnihts to be callcb unto l)im, to u3l)om l]c
l)ab giiicn tl)c moiicn, tl):U \)c migljt Uuovd l)ou) miul] cuern
miiiri)ab gaiucb bn trabiiig For tlie kingdom

of heaven i-s as a man tiavellini; into a far countrv, who called his
own servants, and deliveretl unto them his goods. And unto one
he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every
man according to his several abilit};; and straightway took his
journey. Then he that had received the five talents went and
traded with the same, and made them other five talents. And
likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. But
he that had I'eceived one, went and digged in the earth, and hid his
lord's money.

QVftcr a long time tl)c £orb of tl)05C seroants cometl),

anh Veckonetl) lUiti) tlicm Then came the first,

saying, Loid, tliy pound hath gained ten pounds. And lie said
unto him. Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been f\iith-
ful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. And the
second came, saying. Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.
And he said likewise to hini, Be thou also over five cities. And
another came, saying. Lord, behold here is thy pound, which I
have kept laid up in a napkin: for I feared thee, because thou ait
an austere man : thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and
reapest that thou didst not sow. And he saith unto him, Out of
thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou
knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down,
and reaping that I did no't sow : wherefore then gavest not thou
my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required
mine own with usury? And he said unto them that stood by,
Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.
(And they said unto him. Lord, he hath ten pounds). For I say
unto you. That unto every one which hath, shall be given ; and



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