Geneva Study Bible
(1) The destruction of the city, and especially of the temple is foretold.
(2) The Church will have a continual conflict with infinite miseries and offences, and furthermore, with false prophets, until the day of victory and triumph comes.
(a) That is, when those things are fulfilled, yet the end will not come.
(c) Literally, "of great torments", just like women in childbirth.
(3) The gospel will spread abroad, angering the world and the devil ever so much: and those who continually believe will be saved.
(d) Joyful tidings of the kingdom of heaven.
(e) Through all that part of the world that people live in.
(4) The kingdom of Christ will not be abolished when the city of Jerusalem is utterly destroyed, but will be stretched out even to the end of the world.
(f) The abomination of desolation, that is to say, the one who all men detest and cannot abide, because of the foul and shameful filthiness of it: and he speaks of the idols that were set up in the temple, or as others think, he meant the marring of the doctrine in the Church.
(g) This is a sign of how great the fear will be.
(h) It was not lawful to take a journey on the sabbath day; Josephus, book 13.
(i) Those things which befell the people of the Jews in the thirty-four years, when the whole land was wasted, and at length the city of Jerusalem was taken, and both it and their temple destroyed, are mixed with those things which will come to pass before the last coming of the Lord.
(k) The whole nation would utterly be destroyed: and this word "flesh" is a figurative word for "man", as the Hebrews used to say.
(l) Will openly set forth great signs for men to behold.
(5) The only remedy against the furious rage of the world is that of being gathered and joined to Christ.
(m) Christ, who will come with speed; and his presence will be with a majesty to whom all will flock, just like Eagles.
(6) Everlasting damnation will be the end of the security of the wicked, and everlasting bliss for the miseries of the godly.
(n) The exceeding glory and majesty, which will bear witness that Christ the Lord of heaven and earth draws near to judge the world.
(o) All nations, and he alludes to the dispersion which we read of in (Genesis 10-11), or to the dividing of the people of Israel.
(p) They will be in such sorrow, that they will strike themselves: and it is transferred to the mourning.
(q) Sitting upon the clouds, as he was taken up into heaven.
(r) From the four corners of the world.
(7) If God has prescribed a certain order to nature, much more has he done so to his eternal judgments; but the wicked do not understand it, or rather they mock it: but the godly make note of it, and wait for it.
(s) When its tenderness shows that the sap which is the life of the tree has come from the roots into the bark.
(t) This age: the word "generation" or "age" is here being used for the men of this age.
(8) The Lord now begins the judgment, which he will finish in the latter days.
(9) It is sufficient for us to know that God has appointed a latter day for the restoring of all things; but when it will be is hidden from us all for our sake, so that we may be all the more watchful, so that we are not taken as those were taken in the flood years ago.
(u) The word which the evangelist uses expresses the matter more fully then ours does: for it is a word which is used of brute beasts: and his meaning is that in those days men will pay attention to their appetites just like brute beasts: for otherwise there is nothing wrong with eating and drinking.
(10) Against those that persuade themselves that God will be merciful to all men, and do by this means give themselves over to sin, that they may in the meantime live in pleasure, void of all care.
(x) The Greek women and the barbarians ground and baked.
(11) An example of the horrible carelessness of men in those things in which they ought to be most careful.
(y) That is, from the rest, or will cut him into two pieces, which was a most cruel kind of punishment: with which, as Justin Martyr witnesses, Isaiah the Prophet was executed by the Jews: the same kind of punishment we read of in (1 Samuel 15:33) and (Daniel 3:29).
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Matthew 24". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://beta.studylight.org/
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