"consider you despisers, be surpriz'd and turn pale, for I shall perform a work in your days, which you will not believe, whoever shall declare it unto you."
when Jesus heard it, he was surpriz'd, and said to his followers, I profess I have not met with such an instance of faith, no not in Israel.
they answered, he will give those wretches no quarter, and will let out his vineyard to such as shall duly account for the profits thereof.
when the king was informed of this, he was greatly incensed, and having order'd his forces to march, he put those murderers to death, and laid their city in ashes.
wherefore I shall send you prophets, and wise men, and Scribes; you will kill some, and crucify others, many will ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city.
The Pharisees too, who were noted for avarice, heard all this discourse, and treated him with derision.
in these words, "O that thou hadst consider'd, at least in this very day, the opportunity you had of being happy! but now alas! it is vanish'd from your eyes."
Now when you shall see Jerusalem invested by an army, then be assured that the desolation of it is nigh.
while the people who stood looking on, and the senators themselves contemptuously said, he sav'd others; if he be Christ, the elect of God, let him save himself.
and whoever he be that will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people."
for we have heard him say, that Jesus the Nazarene shall destroy this place, and change the customs which Moses delivered us.
for thus has the Lord commanded us, "I have appointed you to be a light to the Gentiles, that you should bring salvation to the remotest parts of the earth."
"What then, hath not Israel obtained what he sought for?" no, but the chosen remnant have obtained it, and the rest are obdurate to this day,
having revealed to me the secret, I now mention'd in short,
that mystery, which has been hid from ages and generations, but is now made manifest to his saints:
who by obstructing our endeavours to save the Gentiles, continue to fill up the measure of their enormities; for which consummate vengeance is falling upon them.
He that by two or three witnesses was convicted of violating Moses's law, was put to death without mercy.