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2 Peter i. 19.

We have also a more fure word of prophecy; whereunto ye

do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark placé, until the day dawn, and the day-ftar arise in

your hearts.


HERE being evidently a comparison in the text between the word of prophecy, and something before mentioned or intended, it is necessary to look back to see how the relation stands, and what the thing is to which the word of prophecy is compared and preferred. At the fixteenth verse the Apostle says, We have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Chrift. And after thus disclaiming all art and deceit in setting forth the promises and expectations of the Gospel, he proceeds to declare upon what evidence and authority he had raised such expectations in them: But (we) were eye-witnesses of his majesty: for he' received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came fuch a voice to him from the excellent glory; This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came


The Use and Intent of Prophecy in the several

Ages of the World;

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