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John Gill

2 Peter 2:6

John GillVer. 6. And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes,.... By raining brimstone and fire upon them from heaven, Ge 19:24 which soon reduced them to ashes, with Admah and Zeboiim, De 29:25, cities delightfully situated, which were as the garden of God, and the land of Egypt, together with t... Read More
Aphraates

Demonstration 21 (Of Persecution)

1. I have heard a reproach, which has greatly vexed me. The unclean (the heathen) say, that this people, which is gathered together out of all nations, has no God. And thus say the impious:— If they have a God, why does He not avenge His people? And darkness more exceedingly has thickened upon me, b... Read More
John Gifford Bellett

The Bride of the Lamb

The Lamb's bride is distinctly the heavenly Jerusalem, the heavenly companion of her Lord, quite distinct from Messiah's kingdom. Jerusalem is the earthly counterpart of the Lamb's bride. In our thoughts about these things, I feel that we do not keep the earthly Zion distinctly in her right place. I... Read More
John Nelson Darby

Joshua 1 - 13

John Nelson DarbyJoshua 1. The first thought is to cross the Jordan. Verses 3, 4. The principles come in afterwards, namely, all the extent of the promises of God; but realization by the fact that one takes possession of them. There is a connection between the moral state of man down here, and the glory of man above... Read More
John Nelson Darby

Synopsis of the Books of the Bible - Deuteronomy

John Nelson DarbyWe now come to the Book of Deuteronomy, a book full of interest in its moral warnings as to testimony, but presenting fewer subjects for interpretation and exegesis than those, the summary of which we have hitherto sought to give. This book takes up Israel just on the borders of Canaan, and insists ... Read More
Jonathan Edwards

The Vain Self Flatteries of the Sinner

Jonathan EdwardsPsalm 36:2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful. In the foregoing verse, David says, that the transgression of the wicked said within his heart, "that there is no fear of God before his eyes;" that is, when he saw that the wicked went on in sin, in an ... Read More
Precept Austin Commentary

Jude 1:7

Precept Austin CommentaryJude 1:7 just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire: hos Sodoma kai Gomorrha kai ai peri autas poleis ton homoion tropon... Read More
Principles For The Gathering Of Believers

76 - Chronological Bible Reading of Scriptures

Principles For The Gathering Of BelieversThere is a great need in the body of Christ for consistent reading of the Holy Scriptures in their entirety, book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse. In this case we are encouraging a chronological reading of the Scriptures. Most of the confusion is created when certain teachers, groups, or... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Burn (2618) katakaio

Burned up (2618) (katakaio from kata = intensifies meaning of verb + kaio = to burn) means to burn up, to consume or destroy by fire. The word denotes a violent consuming heat. It means to burn utterly as of chaff (Mt 3:17, Lk 3:17), tares (Mt 13:30,40), magic paraphernalia after citizens of Ephesus... Read More
R.A. Torrey

Jesus’ Prophecies Concerning the Destruction of Jerusalem Luke 21:5–24

R.A. Torrey(Compare Matt. 24:1–28; Mark 13:1–23) DISCOVERY OF THE FACTS 1. Perils to Come, vv. 5–11 When were the opening words of this lesson spoken? (Mark 13:1.) As the disciples looked upon the temple, of what did they think (v. 5)? As Jesus looked upon it of what did He think (v. 6)? As men look upon the m... Read More

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