Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
then Jesus looking round about, said to his disciples, how difficult a thing is it for those who have riches to enter into the gospel kingdom!
At that time there dwelt at Jerusalem one Simeon, an honest, religious man, one who expected the appearance of the Messiah, and was endued with the spirit of prophecy.
he was of Arimathea, a city of Judea, and one of those, who were in expectation of the Messiah's reign.
Peter followed at a distance, even into the palace of the high priest: where he sat down among the servants to warm himself at the fire.
but many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.
thus the last shall be first, and the first last: for though many are invited, few have precedence.
then Peter filled with the holy spirit, said to them, Rulers of the people, and senators of Israel,
even many of our brethren, encourag'd by my bonds, preach the word with greater freedom and intrepidity.