When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, will you at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?…
While a minister was riding in a railway carriage he was saluted by a member of an exceedingly litigious and speculative sect. "Pray, sir," said the sectary, "what is your opinion of the seven trumpets?" "I am not sure," said the preacher, "that I understand your question; but I hope you will comprehend mine. What think you of the fact that your seven children are growing up without God and without hope? You have a Bible-reading in your house for your neighbours, but no family prayer for your children." The nail was fastened in a sure place; enough candour of mind remained in the professor to enable him to profit by the timely rebuke.
(C. H. Spurgeon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?