13:1 And 1 as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples
saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what
buildings [are here]!
(1) The destruction of the temple, city, and whole nation is
foretold, and the troubles of the Church: but yet there are
many comforts added, and last of all, the end of the
world is described.
13:9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up
to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and
ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake,
for a a testimony against them.
(a) When they hear you preach it will be a most evident
witness against them, so that they will not be able to
pretend that they do not know.
13:11 But when they shall lead [you], and deliver you up, b
take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither
c do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you
in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak,
but the Holy Ghost.
(b) We are not forbidden to think beforehand, but we are
willed to beware of that pensive carefulness by which
men discourage themselves, which proceeds from
distrust and lack of confidence and sure hope of God's
assistance. )See Geneva "Mt 6:27")
(c) By any kind of made-up and cunning type of story to
13:13 And ye shall be hated of all [men] d for my name's sake:
but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be
(d) For me.
13:14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation,
spoken of by Daniel the prophet, e standing where it
ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let
them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
(e) When the heathen and profane people shall not only
enter into the temple, and defile both it and the
city, but also completely destroy it.
13:19 For [in] f those days shall be affliction, such as was
not from the beginning of the creation which God created
unto this time, neither shall be.
(f) This is an idiom which the Hebrews use and it has a
great power in it, for it shows us that during that
entire time one misery will follow another in such a
way as if the time itself was very misery itself. So
the prophet Amos says that the day of the Lord will
be darkness; (Am 5:20).
13:322 But of that day and [that] hour knoweth no man, no,
not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but
(2) The latter day is not to be searched for curiously, which
day the Father alone knows: but let us rather take heed
that it does not come upon us unaware.