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MATT. V. 16.

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VER. 16.

Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, iii. Ούτω λαμψάτω το φώς υμών έμπρο

17--20. Let your moderation be σθεν των ανθρώπων, όπως ίδωσιν υμών τα | known unto all men. The Lord is at mand Ěpya, nai doğáowi tòr Tatépa imãv hand, iv. 5. Those things, which ye τον εν τοις ουρανοίς.

have both learned, and received, and

heard, and seen in me, do, 9. Put a Let your light so shine before men,

on therefore, as the elect of God, that they may see your good works, and bglorify yourčFather which is din heaven. holy and beloved, bowels of mercies,

kindness, humbleness of mind, meeka But the path of the just is as the ness, long-suffering; forbearing one shining light, that shineth more and another, and forgiving one another, if more unto the perfect day, Prov. iv. any man have a quarrel against any : 18. Herein is my Father glorified, even as Christ forgave you, so also that

ye bear much fruit; so shall ye do ye. And above all these things be my disciples, John xv. 8. Ye have put on charity, which is the bond of not chosen me, but I have chosen you, perfectness, Col. iii. 12–14. Walk and ordained


should go in wisdom toward them that are and bring forth fruit, and that your without, redeeming the time. Let fruit should remain, 16. The night your speech be alway with grace, seais far spent, the day is at hand: let us soned with salt, that ye may know therefore cast off the works of dark- how ye ought to answer every man, ness, and let us put on the armour of iv. 5, 6. Walk worthy of God, who light

. Let us walk honestly, as in the hath called you unto his kingdom and day; not in rioting and drunkenness, glory, 1 Thess. ii. 12. We are not of not in chambering and wantonness, the night, nor of darkness. Therefore not in strife and envying. But put let us not sleep, as do others; but let ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and us watch and be sober, v.5, 6. Let no makenot provision for the flesh, to ful- man despise thy youth; but be thou fil the lusts thereof, Rom. xiii. 12-14. an example of the believers, in word, Providing for honest things, not only in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in the sight of the Lord, but also in in faith, in purity. This is a faithful the sight of men, 2 Cor. viii. 21. Be saying, and these things I will that ye therefore followers of God, as dear thou affirm constantly, that they which

and walk in love, as Christ have believed in God might be careful also hath loved us, and hath given him- to maintain good works. These things self for us an offering and a sacrifice are good and profitable unto men, to God for a sweet-smelling savour, Tit. iii. 8. Who is a wise man and enEph. v. 1, 2. Ye were sometimes dued with knowledge among you? darkness, but now are ye light in the let him shew out of a good conversaLord: walk as children of light: (for tion his works with meekness of wisthe fruit of the Spirit is in all good- dom, James iii. 13. Wherefore gird ness and righteousness and truth up the loins of your mind, be sober, Proving what is acceptable unto the and hope to the end for the grace that Lord. And have no fellowship with is to be brought unto you at the revethe unfruitful works of darkness, but lation of Jesus Christ; As obedient rather reprove them, 8--11. See children, not fashioning yourselves then that ye walk circumspectly, not according to the former lusts in your as fools, but as wise, 15. Do all ignorance: but as he which hath called things without murmurings and dis- you is holy, so beye holy in all manner putings: that ye may be blameless of conversation, i Pet. i. 13—15. But and harmless, the sons of God, withye are a chosen generation, a royal out rebuke, in the midst of a crooked priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar and perverse nation, among whom ye people; that ye should shew forth the shine as lights in the world, Phil. ii. praises of him who hath called you 14, 15. Brethren, be followers toge- out of darkness into his marvellous ther of me, and mark them which walk light, ii. 9. The end of all things is so as ye have us for an ensample.- ať hand: be ye therefore sober, and For our conversation in heaven; watch unto prayer. And above all from whence also we look for the things have fervent charity among


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yourselves, iv. 7,8. This then is the perfect, 48. After this manner there-message which we have heard of him, fore pray ye : Our Father which art and declare unto you, that God is in heaven, vi. 9. Call no man your light, and in him is no darkness at all. Father upon the earth: for one is If we say that we have fellowship your Father which is in heaven, xxiii. with him, and walk in darkness, we 9. Do ye thus requite the LORD, O lie, and do not the truth : but if we foolish people and unwise? is not he walk in the light, as he is in the light, thy father that hath bought thee? hath we have fellowship one with another, he not made thee, and established and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son thee? Deut. xxxii. 6. He shall cry cleanseth us from all sin, 1 John i. 5–7. unto me, , Thou art my father, my God,

b Call upon me in the day of trouble: and the rock of my salvation, Ps. I will deliver thee, and thou shalt lxxxix. 26. Doubtless thou art our faglorify me, Ps. 1. 15. Whoso offereth ther, though Abraham be ignorant of praise glorifieth me, 23. And im us, and Israel acknowledge us not: mediately he arose, took up the bed, thou, O LORD, art our father, our and went forth before them all; inso- redeemer; thy name is from everlastmuch that they were all amazed, and ing, Isa. Ixiii. 16. But now, O LORD, glorified God, saying, We never saw thou art our father; we are the clay, it on this fashion, Mark ii. 12. And and thou our potter; and we all are they were all amazed, and they glo- | the work of thy hand, lxiv. 8. A son rified God, and were filled with fear, honoureth his father, and a servant saying, We have seen strange things his master : If then I be a father, to day, Luke v.26. Now when the where is mine honour ? Mal. i. 6. centurion saw what was done, he Have we not all one Father? hath not glorified God, saying, Certainly this one God created us? ü. 10. Your was a righteous man, xxiii. 47. Here- Father knoweth that ye have need of in is my Father glorified, that ye bear these things, Luke xii. 30. Fear not, much fruit, John xv. 8. This spake little flock; for it is your father's good he, signifying by what death he should pleasure to give you the kingdom, 32. glorify God, xxi. 19. When they Go to my brethren, and say unto heard these things, they held their them, I ascend unto my Father, and peace, and glorified God, saying, Then your Father; and to my God, and hath God also to the Gentiles granted your God, John xx. 17. Grace to repentance unto life, Acts xi. 18. Ye you and peace from God our Father, are bought with a price: therefore and the Lord Jesus Christ, Rom. i. 7. glorify God in your body, and in your For ye have not received the Spirit spirit, which are God's, 1 Cor. vi. 20. of bondage again to fear; but ye have And they glorified God in me, Gal. received the Spirit of adoption, wherei. 24. When he shall come to be glo- by we cry, Abba, Father, viii. 15. rified in his saints, and to be admired Grace be unto you, and peace, from in all them that believe, 2 Thess. i. God our Father, and from the Lord 10. If any man speak, let him speak as Jesus Christ, 1 Cor. i. 3. I will rethe oracles of God; if any man mi ceive you and will be a Father unto nister, let him do it as of the ability you, and ye shall be my sons and which God giveth : that God in all daughters, saith the Lord Almighty, things may be glorified through Jesus % Cor. vi. 17, 18.

Grace be to you, Christ, to whom be praise and do- and peace from God the Father, and minion for ever and ever. Amen, from our Lord Jesus Christ, Gal. i. 3. 1 Pet. iv. 11. If ye be reproached for And because ye are sons, God hath the name of Christ, happy are ye ; for sent forth the Spirit of his Son into the spirit of glory and of God resteth your hearts, crying, Abba, Father, upon you: on their part he is evil iv. 6. Grace be to you, and peace, spoken of, but on your part he is glo- from God our Father, and from the rified, 14.

Lord Jesus Christ, Eph. i. 2. One c That ye may be the children of God and Father of all, who is above your Father which is in heaven, Matt. all, and through all, and in you all,

Be ye therefore perfect, even iv. 6. Grace be unto you, and peace, as your Father which is in heaven is from God our Father, and from the

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MATT. V. 16, 17.

A. D. 31. Lord Jesus Christ, Phil. i. 2. Grace | his sanctuary; from heaven did the be unto you, and peace, from God our LORD behold the earth, cii. 19. Thus Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, saith the LORD, the heaven is my Col. i. 2. Grace be unto you, and throne, and the earth is my footpeace, from God our Father, and the stool, Isa. lxvi. 1. I saw in the viLord Jesus Christ, 1 Thess. i. 1. In sions of my head upon my bed, and, the sight of God and our Father, 3. behold, a watcher and an holy one Now God himself and our Father, came down from heaven, Dan. iv. 13. And our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our For the Lord himself shall descend way unto you, iii. 11. To the end he from heaven, 1 Thess. iv. xvi. The may stablish your hearts unblameable Holy Ghost sent down from heaven in holiness before God, even our Fa- 1 Pet. i. 12. Now Jerusalem, which ther, at the coming of our Lord Jesus cometh down out of heaven from my Christ with all his saints, 13. Paul, God, Rev. iii. 12. And fire came down and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto from God out of heaven, xx. 9. And the church of the Thessalonians in God shewed me that great city, the holy our Father and the LordJesus Christ: Jerusalem, descending out of heaven grace unto you, and peace, from God from God, xxi. 10. our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,

VER. 17. 2 Thess. i. 1, 2. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Fa Μη νομίσητε ότι ήλθον καταλύσαι τον ther, which hath loved us, and hath | νόμον, ή τους προφήτας: ουκ ήλθον καταgiven us everlasting consolation and λύσαι, αλλά πληρώσαι. good hope through grace, comfort your hearts , and stablish you in every the luw, or the prophets : b1 am not come

a Think not that I am come te destroy good word and work, ii. 16, 17. Behold, what manner of love the Fa

to destroy, but to fulfil. ther hath bestowed upon us,

a Thou shalt love the Lord thy God should be called the sons of God: with all thy heart, and with all thy therefore the world knoweth us not, soul, and with all thy mind. This is because it knew him not, 1 John iii. 1. the first and great commandment.

dThen the Lord rained upon Sodoin And the second is like unto it, Thou and upon Gomorrah brimstone and shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. fire from the LORD out of heaven, On these two commandments hang Gen. xix. 24. Out of heaven he made all the law and the prophets, Matt. thee to hear his voice, that he might xxii. 37-40. Therefore all things instruct thee, Deut. iv. 36. But will whatsoever ye would that men should God indeed dwell on the earth ? be- do to you, do ye even so to them: for hold, the heaven and heaven of hea- this is the law and the prophets, vii. vens cannot contain thee; how much 12. It is easier for heaven and earth less this house that I have builded ? to pass, than one tittle of the law to 1 Kings viii. 27. Hear thou their fail, Luke xvi. 17. Do we then make prayer and their supplication in hea- void the law through faith? God forven thy dwelling place, 49. The bid : yea, we establish the law, Rom. Lord looked down from heaven upon iii. 31. What the law could not do, the children of men, Psal. xiv. 2. in that it was weak through the flesh, Now know I that the LORD saveth his God, sending his own Son in the likeanointed; he will hear him from his ness of sinful flesh, and for sin, conholy heaven with the saving strength demned sin in the flesh: That the of his right hand, xx. 6. The Lord righteousness of the law might be ful. looketh from heaven ; he beholdeth all filled in us, who walk not after the the sons of men, xxxiii. 13. He shall flesh, but' after the Spirit, viii. 3, 4. send from heaven, and save me from For Christ is the end of the law for the reproach of him that would swal- righteousness to every one that below me up. Ivii. 3. Return, we be- lieveth, x. 4. We are the circumciseech thee, O God of hosts : look sion, which worship God in the spirit, down from heaven, and behold, and and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have visit this vine, lxxx. 14. For he hath no confidence in the flesh, Phil. iii. 3. looked down from the height of And ye are complete in him, which

that we

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MATT. V. 17-19.

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my God :

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is the head of all principality and away like smoke, and the earth shall power: In whom also ye are circum wax old like a garment, and they that cised with the circumcision made dwell therein shall die in like manner without hands, in putting off the body Isa. li. 6. And it is easier for heaven of the sins of the flesh by the circum- and earth to pass than one tittle of the cision of Christ, Col. ii. 10, 11. If law to fail, Luke xvi. 17. Heaven ye fulfil the royal law according to the and earth shall pass away : but my Scripture, Thou shalt love thy neigh- word shall not pass away, xxi. 33. bour as thyself, ye do well : But if ye But the day of the Lord will come as have respect to persons, ye commit a thief in the night; in the which the sin, and are convinced of the law as heavens shall pass away with a great transgressors. For whosoever shall noise, and the elements shall melt keep the whole law, and yet offend in with fervent heat, the earth also and one point, he is guilty of all. For he the works that are therein shall be that said, Do not commit adultery, burned up, 2 Pet. iii. 10. And I saw said also, Do not kill. Now if thou a great white throne, and him that commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, sat on it, from whose face the earth thou art become a transgressor of the and the heaven fled away; and there law, James ii. 8–11.

was found no place for them, Rev. I. b And Jesus answering said unto 11. him, suffer it to be so now; for thus it b For ever, O LORD, thy word is becometh us to fulfil all righteousness, settled in heaven, Ps. cxix. 89. ConMatt. iii. 15. Sacrifice and offering cerning thy testimonies, I have known thou didst not desire ; mine ears of old that thou hast founded them hast thou opened: burnt-offering and for ever, 152. The grass withereth, sin-offering hast thou not required. the flower fadeth : but the word of our Then said I, Lo, I come: in the vo God shall stand for ever, Isa. xl. 8. lume of the book it is written of me, I The word of the Lord endureth for delight to do thy will, 0

ter, 1 Pet. i. 25. thy law is within my heart, Psal. xl.

VER. 19. 6—8. For such an High Priest became us, who is holy, harmless, unde

ος εάν ούν λύση μίαν τών εντολών τούfiled, separate from sinners, Heb. vii. των, των ελαχίστων, και διδάξη ούτω τους 26. Christ also suffered for us, leav- kvapávous, énexotos xantácetas év võ ing us an example, that ye should | βασιλεία των ουρανών· δς δ' αν ποιήση και follow his steps : who did no sin, nei- 8:8áļn, oitos péyas xaneńcstas Év TD Cather was guile found in his mouth, 1 Guneię tūv oigavāv. Pet. ii. 21, 22,

Whosoever therefore a shall break one VER. 18.

of these b least commandments, and shall

d he shall be called e the least 'Auño gàę réyo ipir, fws av magénon in f the kingdom of heaven : 8 but whosoο ουρανός και η γή, ιώτα έν, και μία κεραία | ever shall do and teach them, h the same ου μή παρέλθη από του νόμου, έως αν πάν- | shall be called great in the kingdom of τα γένηται. .

heaven. For verily I say unto you, a Till hea a Cursed be he that confirmeth not ven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle all the words of this law to do them, shall in no wise pass from the law, b till Deut. xxvii. 26. Then shall I not be all be fulfilled.

ashamed, when I have respect unto a Heaven and earth shall pass all thy commandments, Ps. cxix. 6. away, but my word shall not pass Therefore 1 esteem all thy precepts away, Matt. xxiv. 35. Of old hast thou concerning all things to be right; and laid the foundation of the earth : and I hate every false way, 128. And the heavens are the work of thy hands. Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer They shall perish, but thou shalt en it to be so now: for thus it becometh us dure : yea, all of them shall wax old to fulfil all righteousness, Matt. iii. 15. like a garment; as a vesture shalt For as many as are of the works of thou change them, and they shall be the law, are under the curse: for it is changed, Ps. cii. 25, 26. and Heb. i. written, Cursed is every one that con10–12. · The heavens shall vanish | tinueth not in all things which are

teach men so,

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MATT. V. 19.

A. D. 31. written in the book of the law to do | But I have a few things against thee, them, Gal. iii. 10. For whosoever because thou hast there them that shall keep the whole law, and yet of- hold the doctrine of Balaam, who fend in one point, he is guilty of all. taught Balac to cast a stumbling-block For he that said, Do not commit adul- before the children of Israel, to eat tery, said also, Do not kill. Now if things sacrificed unto idols, and to thou commit no adultery, yet if thou commit fornication. So hast thou also kill, thou art become a transgressor of them that hold the doctrine of the Ni. the law, Jam. ii. 10, 11.

colaitanes, which thing I hate, Rev. ii. b What thing soever I command 14, 15. I have a few things against you, observe to do it: thou shalt not | thee, because thou sufferest that woadd thereto, nor diminish from it, man Jezebel, which calleth herself a Deut. xii. 32. Woe unto you, Scribes prophetess, to teach and to seduce my and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye pay servants to commit fornication, and to tithe of mint and anise and cummin, eat things sacrificed unto idols, 20. and have omitted the weightier matters See parallels on clause 2. ver. 9. of the law, judgment, mercy,

and e Verily I say unto you, Among them faith : these ought ye to have done, that are born of women there hath not and not to leave the other undone, risen a greater than John the Baptist: Matt. xxiii. 23. But woe unto you, notwithstanding he that is least in Pharisees ! for ye tithe mint and rue the kingdom of heaven is greater than and all manner of herbs, and pass he, Matt. xi. 11. Wherefore the LORD over judgment and the love of God: God of Israel saith, I said indeed that these ought ye to have done, and not thy house, and the house of thy fathers, to leave the other undone, Luke xi. 42. should walk before me for ever : but

cHe answered and said unto them, now the LORD saith, Be it far from Why do ye also transgress the com me; for them that honour me I will mandment of God by your tradition? honour, and they that despise me shall For God commanded, saying, Honour be lightly esteemed, 1 Sam. ii. 30. For thy father and mother : and, He that I am the least of the apostles, that am curseth father or mother, let him die not meet to be called an apostle, bethe death. But ye say, Whosoever cause I persecuted the church of God, shall say to his father or his mother, It 1 Cor. xv. 9. is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest f See parallels on clause 2. ver. 2. be profited by me; and honour not his chap. iii. father or his mother, he shall be free. & Teaching them to observe all Thus have ye made the commandment things whatsoever I have commanded of God of none effect by your tradition, you : and, lo, I am with you alway, Matt. xv. 3–6. But ye are departed even unto the end of the world, Matt. out of the way; ye have caused many xxviii. 20. What shall we say then? to stumble at the law; ye have cor- Shall we continue in sin, that grace rupted the covenant of Levi, saith the may abound? God forbid. How shall Lord of hosts, Mal. ii. 8. And not we, that are dead to sin, live any rather, (as we be slanderously report- longer therein? Know ye not, that so ed, and as some affirm that we say,) many of us as were baptized into JeLet us do evil, that good may come ? sus Christ were baptized into his death? whose damnation is just, Rom. iii. 8. Therefore we are buried with him by If any man teach otherwise, and con- baptism into death : that like as Christ sent not to wholesome words, even the was raised up from the dead by the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and glory of the Father, even so we also to the doctrine which is according to should walk in newness of life, Rom. godliness; he is proud, knowing no vi. 1—4. Likewise reckon ye also thing, but doting about questions and yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, but alive unto God through Jesus strife, railings, evil surmisings, per- Christ our Lord. Let not sin thereverse disputings of men of corrupt fore reign in your mortal body, that minds, and destitute of the truth, sup ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. posing that gain is godliness : from Neither yield ye your members as insuch withdraw thyself, 1 Tim. vi. 3—5. struments of unrighteousness unto sin :

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