And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
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These things, therefore, shall not come to pass by any diminution of light, forin another place we read that the light of the sun shall be sevenfold; but by comparison with real light, all things shall seem dim.
“By the powers of heaven,” we understand the bands of the Angels.
Rightly does He say, “the tribes of the earth,” for they shall mourn who haveno citizenship in heaven, but are written in earth.