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into my rest: although the works which were bidden shall taste of my were finished from the foundation of supper, Luke xiv. 21–24. Then the world, ver. 3. So I sware in my Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and wrath, They shall not enter into my said, It was necessary that the word rest, ii. 11.

of God should first have been spoken

to you ; but seeing ye put it from you, VER. 6.

and judge yourselves unworthy of 'Etsi oữv Åmodtímetal miras sicea geir everlasting life, lo, we turn to the εις αυτών, και οι πρότερον ευαγγελισθέντες | Gentiles. For 90 bath the Lord comουκ εισήλθον δι' απείθειαν

manded us, saying, I have set thee to Seeing therefore a it remaineth that be a light of the Gentiles, that thou b some must enter therein, and cthey to shouldest be for salvation unto the whom * it was first preached, d entered ends of the earth, Acts süži. 46, 47. not in because of unbelief :

Be it known therefore unto you, that

the salvation of God is sent unto the *Or, the Gospel was first preached.

Gentiles, and that they will hear it, a There remaineth therefore a rest xxviii. 28. to the people of God, ver. 9. But this c For unto us was the Gospel preachI say, brethren, the time is short: ed, as well as unto them: but the it remaineth, that both they that have word preached did not profit them, wives, be as though they had none, not being mixed with faith in them 1 Cor. vii. 9.

at heard it, ver. 2. And the Scripb I will smite them with the pesti- ture, foreseeing that God would juslence, and disinberit them, and will tify the heathen through faith, preachmake of thee a greater nation and ed before the Gospel unto Abraham, mightier than they, Numb. xiv. 12. saying, In thee shall all nations be But your little ones, which said blessed, Gal. iii. 8. should be a prey, them will I bring See on chap. iii. 18, 19. in, and they shall know the land which ye have despised, 31. And

VER. 7. ye shall leave your name for a curse Πάλιν τινα ορίζει ημέραν, σήμερον εν unto my chosen; for the LoRD God | Δαβίδ λέγων, μετά τοσούτον χρόνον· καθώς shall slay thee, and call his servants | είρηται: Σήμερον εάν της φωνής αυτού by another name, Isa. lxv. 15. There arouonte, peis ouampúrnt: Tàs xapdias fore say I unto you, The kingdom of imõv. God shall be taken from you, and

Again, he limiteth a certain day, a saygiven to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof, Matt. xxi. 43. Go ye

ing in David, 6 To-day, Cafter so long therefore into the highways, and as

a time ; (as it is said) To-day if ye will

'hear his voice, harden not your hearts. many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. So those servants went out a Wherefore as the Holy Ghost saith, into the highways, and gathered to-To-day if ye will hear his voice, Hargether all as many as they found, both den not your hearts, as in the provobad and good : and the wedding was cation, in the day of temptation in furnished with guests, xxii. 9, 10. So the wilderness, Heb. iii. 7, 8. Now that servant came, and shewed his these be the last words of David. Da. lord these things. Then the master of vid the son of Jesse said, and the man the house being angry said to his ser who was raised up on high, the anointvant, Go out quickly into the streets ed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet and lanes of the city, and bring in hi- psalmist of Israel said, The Spirit of ther the poor, and the maimed, and the Lord spake by me, and his word the halt, and the blind. And the ser was in my tongue, 2 Sam. xxiii. 1, 2. vant said, Lord, it is done as thou He saith unto them, How then doth hast commanded, and yet there is David in spirit call him Lord, saying,

And the lord said unto the Matt. xxii. 43. For David himself servant, Go out into the highways and said by the Holy Ghost, the LORD hedges, and compel them to come in, said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right that my house may be filled. For í hand, till I make thine enemies thy say unto you, That none of those men footstool, Mark xii. 36. And David


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himself saith in the book of Psalms, a country. And truly if they had The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit been mindful of that country from thou on my my right hand, Luke xx. whence they came out, they might 42. Men and brethren, let me freely have had opportunity to bave returnspeak unto you of the patriarch David, ed, Heb. xi. 13—15. For ye are not that he is both dead and buried, and as yet come to the rest and to the inhis sepalchre is with us unto this day. heritance which the 'LORD your God Therefore being a propbet, and know- giveth you, Deut. xü. 9. Therefore ing that God had sworn with an oath it shall be, when the LORD thy God to him, that of the fruit of his loins, hath given thee rest from all thine according to the flesh, he would raise enemies round about, in the land up Christ to sit on his throne ; He which the LORD thy God giveth thee seeing this before spake of the resur- for an inheritance to possess it, that rection of Christ, that his soul was thou shalt blot out the remembrance not left in hell, neither his flesh did of Amalek from under heaven; thou see corruption, Acts ii. 29–31. shalt not forget it, xxv. 19. Until the

b For he is our God; and we are the LORD hath given your brethren rest, people of bis pasture, and the sheep of as he hath given you, and they also his hand. To-day if ye will hear his have possessed the land which the voice, Psal. xcv. 7.

LORD your God giveth them: then c And it came to pass in the four ye shall return unto the land of your hundred and eightieth year after the possession, and enjoy it, which Moses children of Israel were come out of the Lord's servant gave you on this the land of Egypt, in the fourth year side Jordan toward the sunrising, of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the Josh. i. 15. And now the LORD your month Zif, which is the second month, God hath given rest unto your brethat he began to build the house of thren, as he promised them: therefore the LORD, 1 Kings vi. 1. And after now return ye, and get you unto your that he gave unto them judges about tents, and unto the land of your posthe space of four hundred and fifty session, which Moses the servant of years, until Samuel the prophet. And the LORD gave you on the other side afterward they desired a king ; and Jordan, xxii. 4. And it came to pass God gave unto them Saul the son of a long time after, that the Lord had Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, given rest'unto Israel from all their by the space of forty years. And when enemies round about, that Joshua he had removed him, he raised up waxed old and stricken in age, xxiii. 1. unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and

VER. 9. said, I have found David the son of "Αρα απολείπεται σαββατισμός των Jesse, a man after mine own heart, aas Toũ • which shall fulfil all my will, Acts xiii. There a remaineth therefore a 20-23.

to bthe people of God. VER. 8.

* Or, keeping of a sabbath, Ει γάρ αυτούς Ιησούς κατέπαυσεν, ουκ αν περί άλλης ελάλει μετά ταύτα ημέ- | mise being left us of entering into his

a Let us therefore fear, lest a propag.

rest, any of you should seem to come For if *Jesus a had given them rest, short of it, ver. 1. For we which have then would he not afterward have spoken believed do enter into rest; as he of another day.

said, As I have sworn in my wrath, * That is, Joshua.

If they shall enter into my rest : al

though the works were finished from a These all died in faith, not having the foundation of the world, 3. So I received the promises, but having seen sware in my wrath, They shall not them afar off, and were persuaded of enter into my rest, iii. 11. And in them, and embraced them, and confessed that day there shall be a root of Jesse, that they were strangers and pilgrims which shall stand for an ensign of the on the earth.

For they that say such people; to it shall the Gentiles seek : things, declare plainly that they seek and his rest shall be glorious, Isa. xi.


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10. He shall enter into peace : they

For a he that is entered into his rest, shall rest in their beds, each one walk-bhe also hath ceased from his own works, ing in his uprightness, lvii. 2. The as God did from his. sun shall be no more thy light by day; a Let us therefore fear, lest, a proneither for brightness shall the moon mise being left us of entering into his give light unto thee : but the LORD rest, any of you should seem to come shall be unto thee an everlasting light, short of it, ver. 1. For we which and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall have believed do enter into rest, as no more go down ; neither shall thy he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, moon withdraw itself: for the LORD If they shall enter into my rest : alshall be thine everlasting light, and though the works were finished from the days of thy mourning shall be the foundation of the world, 3. But ended, Ix. 19, 20. And I said unto

this man, after he had offered one him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said sacrifice for sins, for ever sat down on to me, These are they which came out the right hand of God, x. 12. And of great tribulation, and have washed I heard a voice from heaven saying their robes, and made them white in unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are which die in the Lord from hencethey before the throne of God, and forth : Yea, saith the Spirit, that they serve him day and night in his temple: may rest from their labours ; and and he that sitteth on the throne shall their works do follow them, Rev. xiv. dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more ; b When Jesus therefore had receivneither shall the sun light on them, ed the vinegar, he said, It is finished : nor any heat. For the Lamb which and he bowed his head and gave up is in the midst of the throne shall feed the ghost, John xix. 30. Forasmuch them, and shall lead them unto living then as Christ hath suffered for us in fountains of water : and God sball the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with wipe away all tears from their eyes, the same mind : for he that hath sufRev. vii. 1417. And God shall fered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; wipe away all tears from their eyes; that he no longer could live the rest and there shall be no more death, nei- of his time in the flesh to the lusts of ther sorrow, nor crying, neither shall

men, but to the will of God, 1 Pet. iv. there be any more pain : for the for

mer things are passed away, xxi. 4.

See on ver. 3. clause S.
b Choosing rather to suffer affliction
with the people of God, than to enjoy

VER. 11.
the pleasures of sin for a season, Heb.

Σπουδάσωμεν ούν εισελθείν εις εκείνης xi. 25. The princes of the people are | την κατάπαυσιν· ίνα μή εν τω αυτώ τις gathered together, even the people of wodziyuati néon this dreideias the God of Abraham : for the shields

a Let us labour therefore to enter into of the earth belong unto God : he is greatly exalted, Psal. xlvii. 9. And that rest, blest any man fall after the she shall bring forth a Son, and thou

sume example of unbelief. shalt call his name JESUS : for he

* Or, disobedience. shall save his people from their sins, a Let us therefore fear, lest, a proMatt. i. 21. Who gave himself for us, mise being left us of entering into his that he might redeem us from all ini- rest, any of you should seem to come quity, and purify unto himself a pecu- short of it, ver. 1. And we desire Liar people, zealous of good works, that every one of you do shew the Tit. ii. 14. Which in time past were same diligence to the full assurance not a people, but are now the people of hope unto the end, vi. 11. Enter of God: which had not obtained ye in at the straight gate : for wide is mercy, but now have obtained mercy, the gate, and broad is the way, that 1 Pet. ii. 10.

leadeth to destruction, and many there VER. 10.

be which go in thereat, Matt. vii. 13. “ο γαρ εισελθών εις την κατάπαυσιν And from the days of John the Bapαυτού, και αυτός κατέπαυσεν από των | tist until now, the kingdom of heaven έργων αυτού, ώσπες από των ιδίων ο Θεός. suffereth violence, and the violent


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take it by force, xi. 12. Come unto sometimes foolish, disobedient, deme, all ye that labour and are beavy ceived, serving divers lusts and plealaden, and I will give you rest. Take sures, living in malice and envy, hatemy yoke upon you, and leam of me; ful, and hating one another, iii. 3. for I am meek and lowly in heart : and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

VER. 12. For my yoke is easy, and my burden

Ζών γαρ ο λόγος του Θεού, και ενεργής, is light, 28–30. Strive to enter in xai Topedóregos inèp mãsav 'páxagay at the straight gate : for many, I say | διστολών και διϊκνούμενος έχει μερισμού unto you, will seek to enter in and | ψυχής τε και πνεύματος, αρμών τε και shall not be able, Luke xiii. 24. The averão, nai xpıtırds ér@upencemo nai šrLaw and the Prophets were until John: vocãy xapdías. since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth

For a the word of God b is quick, and into it, xvi. 16. Labour not for the powerful, and c sharper than any tunmeat which perisheth, but for that edged sword, piercing even to the dimeat which endureth unto everlasting viding asunder of soul and spirit, and of

the joints and marrow, life, which the Son of man shall give

and is a disunto you : for him hath God the Fa cerner of the thoughts and intents of the

heart. ther sealed, John vi. 27. Wherefore, my

beloved, as ye have always obey a Remember them which have the ed, not as in my presence only, but rule over you, who have spoken unto now much more in my absence, work you the word of God: whose faith out your own salvation with sear and follow considering the end of their trembling, Phil. ii. 12. Wherefore conversation, Heb. xiii. 7. Now the the rather, brethren, give diligence to parable is this : the seed is the word make your calling and election sure : of God, Luke viii. 11. And when they for if ye do these things ye shall never had prayed, the place was shaken fall: For so an entrance shall be min- where they were assembled together ; istered unto you abundantly into the and they were all filled with the Holy everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Ghost, and they spake the word of Sariour Jesus Christ, 2 Pet. i. 10, 11. God with boldness, Acts iv. 31. For

b Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I we are not as many, which corrupt was not disobedient unto the heaven- the word of God: but as of sincerity, ly vision, Acts xxvi. 19. For as ye in but as of God, in the sight of God times past have not believed God, yet speak we in Christ, 2 Cor. ii. 17. But have now obtained mercy through have renounced the hidden things of their unbelief: Even so have these also dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, now not believed, that through your nor handling the word of God deceitmercy they also may obtain mercy. fully; but by manifestation of the For God bath concluded them all in truth commending ourselves to every unbelief, that he might have mercy man's conscience in the sight of God, upon all, Rom. xi. 30–32. Wherein iv. 2. And I saw thrones, and they in time past ye walked according to sat upon them, and judgment was the course of this world, according to given unto them : and I saw the souls the prince of the power of the air, the of them that were beheaded for the spirit that now worketh in the chil- witness of Jesus, and for the word of dren of disobedience, Eph. ii. 2. Let God, and which had not worshipped no man deceive you with vain words: the beast, neither his image, neither for because of these things cometh the had received his mark upon their forewrath of God upon the children of heads, or in their hands; and they disobedience, v. 6. For which things' lived and reigned with Christ a thousake the wrath of God cometh on the sand years, Rev. xx. 4. children of disobedience, Col. iii. 6. b The Lord shall send the rod of They profess that they know God; thy strength out of Zion ; rule thou in but in works they deny him being the midst of thine enemies, Psal. cx. abominable, and disobedient, and 2. The entrance of thy words giveth unto every good work reprobate, Tit. light; it giveth understanding unto i. 16. For we ourselves also were the simple, cxix. 130. The words of

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the wise are as goads, and as nails a two-edged sword in their hand, fastened by the masters of assemblies, cxlix. 6. But her end is bitter as which are given from one shepherd, wormwood, sharp as a two-edged Eccl. xii. 11. So shall my word be sword, Prov. v. 4. But with rightethat goeth out of my mouth : It shall ousness shall he judge the poor, and not return unto me void, but it shall reprove with equity for the meek of accomplish that which I please, and the earth: and he shall smite the it shall prosper in the thing whereto I earth with the rod of his mouth, and sent it. Isa. lv. 11. Is not my word with the breath of his lips shall he like as fire ? saith the LORD; and slay the wicked, Isa. xi. 4. And he like a hammer that breaketh the rock hath made my mouth like a sharp in pieces, Jer. xxiii. 29. For I am

in the shadow of his hand not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ : hath he hid me, and made me a for it is the power of God unto salva- polished shaft; in his quiver hath he tion to every one that believeth ; to bid me, xlix. 2. Now when they the Jew first, and also to the Greek, heard this, they were pricked in their Rom. i. 16. But unto them which heart, and said unto Peter and to the are called, both Jews and Greeks, rest of the apostles, Men and brethChrist the power of God, and the ren, what shall we do? Acts ii. 37. wisdom of God, 1 Cor. i. 24. (For When they heard that, they were cut the weapons of our warfare are not to the heart, and took counsel to slay carnal, but mighty through God to the them, v. 33. And take the helmet of pulling down of strong holds ;) Cast- salvation and the sword of the Spirit, ing down imaginations, and every which is the word of God, Eph. vi. high thing that exalteth itself against 17. And he had in his right hand the knowledge of God, and bringing seven stars; and out of his mouth into captivity every thought to the went a sharp two-edged sword : and obedience of Christ, 2 Cor. x. 4, 5. his countenance was as the sun shineth For this cause also thank we God in his strength, Rev. i. 16. And out without ceasing, because, when ye of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, received the word of God which ye that with it he should smite the heard of us, ye received it not as the nations : and he shall rule them word of men, but as it is in truth, with a rod of iron; and he treadeth the word of God, which effectually the winepress of the fierceness and worketh also in you that believe, wrath of Almighty God, xix. 15. And 1 Thess. ii. 13. Of his own will begat | the remnant were slain with the he us with the word of truth, that we sword of him that sat upon the horse, should be a kind of firstfruits of his which sword proceeded out of his creatures, Jam. i. 18. Being born mouth : and all the fowls were filled again not of corruptible seed, but of with their flesh, 21. incorruptible, by the word of God, d But if all prophecy, and there which liveth and abideth for ever, come in one that believeth not, or 1 Pet. i. 23. I am the living bread one unlearned, he is convinced of all, which came down from heaven : if he is judged of all : And thus are the any man eat of this bread, he shall secrets of his heart made manifest, live for ever : and the bread that I and so falling down on his face he will give is my flesh, which I will give will worship God, and report that for the life of the world, John vi. 51. God is in you of a truth, 1 Cor. xiv. 24, To whom coming, as unto a living 25. But all things that are reproved stone, disallowed indeed of men, but are made manifest by the light: for chosen of God, and precious, Ye also, whatsoever doth make manifest is as lively stones, are built up a spiritual light, Eph. v. 13. house, an holy priesthood to offer up

VER. 13. spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ, 1 Pet. ii. 4, 5.

Και ουκ έστι κτίσης αφανής ενώπιον «Gird thy sword upon tly thigh, ο αυτού πάντα δε γυμνά και τετραχηλισmost mighty, with thy glory and thy | μένα τοϊς οφθαλμούς αυτού, προς όν ημίν majesty, Psal. xlv. 3. Let the high i aóyos. praises of God be in their mouth, and Neither a is there any creature that

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