ous Roman armies, with the
images of their idols in their ensigns, ready to lay Jerusalem desolate]
"stand where it ought not;" or, "in the holy place;"
or, "when they should see Jerusalem any one instance of a more unpolitic,
but more providential, compassed with armies;" they should then "flee
to the mound conduct than this retreat of Cestius visible during this whole
rains." By complying with which those Jewish Christians fled I siege
of Jerusalem; which yet was providentially such a "great to the mountains
of Perea, and escaped this destruction. See tribulation, as had not been
from the beginning of the world to that time; no, Lit. Accompl. of Proph.
p. 69, 70. Nor was there, perhaps, nor ever should be."--Ibid. p.
as their benefactor, who, had he but continued the siege a little longer,
had certainly taken the city; but it was, I suppose, owing to the aversion
God had already at the city and the sanctuary, that he was hindered from
putting an end to the war that very day.