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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1Christ commends the poor widow.
5He foretells the destruction of the temple, and of the city Jerusalem;
25the signs also which shall be before the last day.
34He exhorts them to be watchful.
 
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Chapter 21

Verse 1
And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.


and saw
Mark 7:11-13; 12:41-44
the treasury
Joshua 6:19,24; 1 Kings 14:26; 2 Kings 24:13; 2 Chronicles 36:18; Nehemiah 13:13; Matthew 27:6; John 8:20

Verse 2
And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.
mites
Mark 12:42; *marg:

Verse 3
And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:
Of
4:25; 9:27; 12:44; Acts 4:27; 10:34
more
Exodus 35:21-29; Mark 12:43,44; 14:8,9; 2 Corinthians 8:2,3,12; 9:6,7

Verse 4
For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.
all
8:43; 15:12; Acts 2:44,45; 4:34

Verse 5
And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,
as
Matthew 24:1,2; Mark 13:1,2; John 2:20

Verse 6
As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
there
19:44-48; 1 Kings 9:7-9; 2 Chronicles 7:20-22; Isaiah 64:10,11; Jeremiah 7:11-14; Jeremiah 26:6,9,18; Lamentations 2:6-8; 4:1; 5:18; Ezekiel 7:20-22; Daniel 9:26,27; Micah 3:12; Zechariah 11:1; 14:2; Matthew 24:2; Mark 13:2; Acts 6:13,14

Verse 7
And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?
when
32; Daniel 12:6,8; Matthew 24:3; Mark 13:3,4; John 21:21,22; Acts 1:6,7
what
20,21,27,28; Matthew 24:15,16; Mark 13:14

Verse 8
And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
Take
Jeremiah 29:8; Matthew 24:4,5,11,23-25; Mark 13:5,6,21-23; 2 Corinthians 11:13-15; Ephesians 5:6; 2 Thessalonians 2:3,9-11; 2 Timothy 3:13; 1 John 4:1; 2 John 1:7; Revelation 12:9
for
John 5:43; Acts 5:36,37; 8:9,10
and the time
or, and, The time.
Matthew 3:2; 4:17; Revelation 1:3

Verse 9
But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.
when
18,19; Psalms 27:1-3; 46:1,2; 112:7; Proverbs 3:25,26; Isaiah 8:12; 51:12,13; Jeremiah 4:19,20; Matthew 24:6-8; Mark 13:7,8
but
8,28

Verse 10
Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
Nation shall
This portended the dissensions, insurrections, and mutual slaughter of the Jews, the open wars of different tetrarchies, and the civil wars in Italy between Otho and Vitellius.
2 Chronicles 15:5,6; Haggai 2:21,22; Zechariah 14:2,3,13; Mark 13:8; Acts 2:19,20; 11:28; Hebrews 12:27; Revelation 6:2-12

Verse 11
And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
and great signs
25-27; Matthew 24:29,30

Verse 12
But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
before
11:49-51; Matthew 10:16-25; 22:6; 23:34-36; 24:9,10; Mark 13:9-13; John 15:20; 16:2,3; Acts 4:3-7; 5:17-19,40; 6:12-15; 7:57-60; 8:3; 9:4; Acts 12:1-4; 16:22-26; 21:30,31; 22:30; 24:1-9; 25:1,2,11,12,22-25; Acts 26:2-11; 1 Thessalonians 2:15,16; 1 Peter 4:12-14; Revelation 2:10
for
1 Peter 2:13

Verse 13
And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
Philippians 1:28; 1 Thessalonians 3:3,4; 2 Thessalonians 1:5

Verse 14
Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
12:11,12; Matthew 10:19,20; Mark 13:11

Verse 15
For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
I will
24:45; Exodus 4:11,12; Proverbs 2:6; Jeremiah 1:9; Acts 2:4; 4:8-13,31-33; Ephesians 6:19; Colossians 4:3,4; James 1:5
which
Acts 6:10; 24:25; 26:28; 2 Timothy 4:16,17

Verse 16
And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
ye shall
Jeremiah 9:4; 12:6; Micah 7:5,6; Matthew 10:21; Mark 13:12
and some
Acts 7:59; 12:2; 26:10,11; Revelation 2:13; 6:9; 12:11

Verse 17
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
ye
Matthew 10:22; 24:9; Mark 13:13; John 7:7; 15:19; 17:14
for
6:22; Matthew 5:11; John 15:21; Acts 9:16; 2 Corinthians 4:5,11; 12:10; Philippians 1:29; 1 Peter 4:14; Revelation 2:3

Verse 18
But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
12:7; 1 Samuel 14:45; 25:29; 2 Samuel 14:11; Matthew 10:30; Acts 27:34

Verse 19
In your patience possess ye your souls.
8:15; Psalms 27:13,14; 37:7; 40:1; Romans 2:7; 5:3; 8:25; 15:4; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; 2 Thessalonians 3:5; Hebrews 6:11,15; 10:36; James 1:3; 5:7-11; Revelation 1:9; 2:2,3; 3:10; Revelation 13:10; 14:12

Verse 20
And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
7; 19:43; Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24:15; Mark 13:14

Verse 21
Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
flee
Accordingly, when Cestius Gallus came against Jerusalem, and unexpectedly raised the siege, Josephus states, that many of the noble Jews departed out of the city, as out of a sinking ship; and when Vespasian afterwards drew towards it, a great multitude fled to the mountains. And we learn from Eusebius, and Epiphanius, that at this juncture, all who believed in Christ left Jerusalem, and removed to Pella, and other places beyond Jordan; and so escaped the general shipwreck of their country, that we do not read of one who perished in Jerusalem.
17:31-33; Genesis 19:17,26; Exodus 9:20,21; Proverbs 22:3; Matthew 24:16; Mark 13:15
and let them
Numbers 16:26; Jeremiah 6:1; 35:11; 37:12; Revelation 18:4

Verse 22
For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
the days
Isaiah 34:8; 61:2; Jeremiah 51:6; Romans 2:5; 2 Peter 2:9; 3:7
all
Leviticus 26:14-33; Deuteronomy 28:15-68; 29:19-28; 32:34,43; Psalms 69:22-28; 149:7-9; Isaiah 65:12-16; Daniel 9:26,27; Zechariah 11:1-3; 14:1,2; Malachi 4:1; Mark 13:19,20

Verse 23
But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
woe
23:29; Deuteronomy 28:56,57; Lamentations 4:10; Hebrews 9:12-17; 13:16; Matthew 24:19; Mark 13:17
great
19:27,43; Matthew 21:41,44; 1 Thessalonians 2:16; Hebrews 10:26-31; James 5:1; 1 Peter 4:17

Verse 24
And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
led
Deuteronomy 28:64-68
Jerusalem
Isaiah 5:5; 63:18; Lamentations 1:15; Revelation 11:2
until
Isaiah 66:12,19; Daniel 9:27; 12:7; Malachi 1:11; Romans 11:25

Verse 25
And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
signs
Isaiah 13:10,13,14; 24:23; Jeremiah 4:23; Ezekiel 32:7,8; Joel 2:30,31; Amos 8:9,10; Matthew 24:29; 27:45; Mark 13:24,26; 15:33; Acts 2:19; 2 Peter 3:10-12; Revelation 6:12-14; 20:11
upon
Daniel 12:1
with
Isaiah 22:4,5; Micah 7:4
the sea
Psalms 46:3; 93:3,4; Isaiah 5:30; 51:15

Verse 26
Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
hearts
Leviticus 26:36; Deuteronomy 28:32-34,65-67; Hebrews 10:26,27
for the
Matthew 24:29; Mark 13:25; 2 Peter 3:10-12

Verse 27
And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
see
Daniel 7:13; Matthew 24:30; 26:64; Mark 13:26; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 1:7; 14:14
with
Matthew 16:27,28; 25:31

Verse 28
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
look
Psalms 98:5-9; Isaiah 12:1-3; 25:8,9; 60:1,2
redemption
Romans 8:19,23; Ephesians 1:14; 4:30

Verse 29
And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
Behold
Matthew 24:32-35; Mark 13:28-30

Verse 31
So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
when
12:51-57; Matthew 16:1-4
the kingdom
Hebrews 10:37; James 5:9; 1 Peter 4:7

Verse 32
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.
11:50,51; Matthew 16:28; 23:36; 24:34; Mark 13:30

Verse 33
Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
Psalms 102:26; Isaiah 40:8; 51:6; Matthew 5:18; 24:35; Mark 13:31; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 3:7-14; Revelation 20:11

Verse 34
And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
take
8; 17:3; Mark 13:9; Hebrews 12:15
your hearts
12:45; Leviticus 10:9; Proverbs 21:4; Isaiah 28:7; 56:10-12; Hosea 4:11; Romans 13:11-13; 1 Thessalonians 5:6-8; 1 Peter 4:3-7
surfeiting
Deuteronomy 29:19; 1 Samuel 25:36; Isaiah 28:1-3; 1 Corinthians 5:11; 6:10; Galatians 5:20
cares
8:14; 10:41; Matthew 13:22; Mark 4:19; Philippians 4:6
that day
12:46; Psalms 35:8; Matthew 24:39-50; Mark 13:35-37; 1 Thessalonians 5:2-4; 2 Peter 3:10,14; Revelation 3:3

Verse 35
For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
as
Psalms 11:6; Ecclesiastes 9:12; Isaiah 24:17,18; Jeremiah 48:43,44; Revelation 16:15
dwell
17:37; Genesis 7:4; Acts 17:26
of the whole earth
Or, "of this whole land; the land of Judea, on which these heavy judgments were to fall."

Verse 36
Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
Watch
12:37-40; Matthew 24:42; 25:13; 26:41; Mark 13:33,37; 1 Corinthians 16:13; 2 Timothy 4:5; 1 Peter 4:7; 5:8
pray
18:1; Job 27:10; Acts 10:2; Ephesians 6:18,19; Colossians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:17
accounted
20:35; 2 Thessalonians 1:5,6
stand
Psalms 1:5; Malachi 3:2; Ephesians 6:13,14; 1 John 2:28; Jude 1:24

Verse 37
And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives.
the day time
22:39; Matthew 21:17; Mark 11:12; John 12:1
mount
19:37; Zechariah 14:4; Matthew 26:30; Acts 1:12

Verse 38
And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.
John 8:1,2


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