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relates events that would be subsequent to those described in the preceding verses-at the fourteenth verse, then, the following information is given by our Lord, as the latter part of the


“ And this Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations, and then shall the end come."

And, by the general dissemination of the Scriptures, is not this Gospel of the kingdom now spreading into all lands ? which new movement ought, perhaps, to remind us of that budding tree, by which, the same chapter tells us, we may judge when the summer draweth nigh:

Verse 32. “ Now learn a parable of the figtree: when his branch is yet tender and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh.

33. “ So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors."

After this incitement to read the Scriptures,

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