So you in like manner, when you shall see these things come to pass, know that it is near, even at the doors.
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)Matthew 9:1-8.
know that it—"the kingdom of God" (Lu 21:31).
is nigh, even at the doors—that is, the full manifestation of it; for till then it admitted of no full development. In Luke (Lu 21:28) the following words precede these: "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh"—their redemption, in the first instance certainly, from Jewish oppression (1Th 2:14-16; Lu 11:52): but in the highest sense of these words, redemption from all the oppressions and miseries of the present state at the second appearing of the Lord Jesus.See Poole on "Mark 13:28"
when ye shall see these things come to pass; the signs preceding the destruction of Jerusalem, and especially the abomination of desolation, or the Roman army surrounding it:
know that it, or he is nigh, even at at the doors; either that the destruction of Jerusalem is near; or that the son of man is just ready to come to take vengeance on it; or as Luke says, Luke 21:31, the kingdom of God is nigh at hand; or a more glorious display of the kingly power of Christ, in the destruction of his enemies, and a greater spread of his Gospel in the Gentile world; See Gill on Matthew 24:33.So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)29. it is nigh] Rather, He is nigh, i. e. the Judge spoken of in Mark 13:26. even at the doors] There is no “even” in the original. So St James says, “Behold, the Judge standeth before the door” (James 5:9). “There is something solemn in the brevity of the phrase, without the nominative expressed.” Bp Wordsworth.
The present participle, and therefore better as Rev., coming to pass; in process of fulfilment.
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