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Author: Johnston, Thomas, Chaplain to the Bishop of Dromore.
Title: Christs vvatch-vvord. Being the parable of the virgins, expounded and applyed to these times of security. Or an exhortation of our Saviours to us, that we may watch and prepare our selues for the unknowne times of death and judgement.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: Christs vvatch-vvord. Being the parable of the virgins, expounded and applyed to these times of security. Or an exhortation of our Saviours to us, that we may watch and prepare our selues for the unknowne times of death and judgement.
Johnston, Thomas, Chaplain to the Bishop of Dromore.

London: Printed by W. I[ones] for Iohn Bartlet, and are to be solde at his shoppe at the signe of the Golden Cuppe in Cheapeside, 1630.
Alternate titles: Christs watch-word Christs watch-word.
Notes:
Dedication signed: Thomas Iohnston.
Printer's name from STC.
The first leaf is blank.
Reproduction of the original in the British Library.
Subject terms:
Ten virgins (parable) -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A04596.0001.001

Contents
title page
TO THE RIGHT REVEREND FATHER IN GOD DOCTOR THE∣OPHILVS BVCKVVORTH, by the providence of God Lord Bishop of Dromore, my singular good Lord and Patron.
AN EXPOSITION OF THE FIRST PART OF THE XXV. CHAPTER OF SAINT MATTHEW: Being an exhortation of our Savi∣our to vs, that we may watch and pre∣pare our selues, for the unknowne times of death and judgement.
The Bridgrome and Virgins.
Ten Virgins went out to meete the Bridegroome.
But tooke no Oyle with them.
VERSE 4. But the wise tooke Oyle in their Vessells with their Lampes.
[Of the Vessels.]
commentary
VERSE 5. Now while the Bridegroome tarried long, all slumbred and slept.
☞ Of Afflictions.
[All slumbered and slept.]
☞ Of the daily increase of sinne, and the fulnes thereof at Christs comming.
VERSE 6. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold the Bridegroome commeth: goe out to meete him.
[And at midnight.]
[There was a cry made.]
[Beholde the Bridegroome commeth.
[Goe out to meete him.]
VERSE 7. Then all those Virgins arose, and trimmed their Lampes.
[And trimmed their Lampes.]
VERSE 8. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oyle; for our Lampes are out.
[Give us of your Oyle.]
[For our Lampes are out.]
VERSE 9. But the wise answered, saying, (Not so) lest there be not enough for us and you, but goe yee rather to them that sell, and buy for your selves.
[They that were ready.]
[They that were ready went in with him to the Marriage, and the gate was shut.]
☞ Of the joyes of heaven it is said, [They that were ready went in with him to the Mariage.]
[And the gate was shut.]
VERSE 11. Afterward came also the other Virgins, saying, Lord, Lord open to us.
VERSE 12. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
[Verily I say unto you.]
[I knowe you not.]
VERSE 13. Watch therefore, for yee know neither the day, nor the houre, when the Sonne of man will come.
[When the Sonne of man will come.]
[Watch therefore, for you know not the day nor the houre, &c.]
☞ What is required for performance of this Christian Watching.