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A. D. 60. not to be bound only, but also to die soner : but be thou partaker of the at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord afflictions of the Gospel according Jesus, Acts xxi. 13. Now some are to the power of God, 2 Tim. i. 8. puffed up, as though I would not come for the which cause I also suffer to you, 1 Cor. iv. 18. For if I do this these things : nevertheless I am not thing willingly, I have a reward ; but ashamed: for I know whom I have if against my will, a dispensation of believed, and am persuaded that he is the Gospel is committed unto me, ix. able to keep that which I have com17. To preach the Gospel in the re- mitted unto him against that day, 12. gions beyond you, and not to boast in The Lord give mercy unto the house another man's line of things made of Onesiphorus ; for he oft refreshed ready to my band. But he that glo- me, and was not ashamed of my rieth, let him glory in the Lord, 2 Cor. chain, 16. Yet if any man suffer as X. 16, 17.
a Christian, let him not be ashamed; VER. 16.
but let him glorify God on this behalf, Ου γαρ έπαισχύνομαι το ευαγγέλιον | 1 Ρet. iv. 16.
b See on ver. 1. clause 5. του Χριστού δύναμις γαρ Θεού έστιν εις σωτηρίαν παντί τω πιστεύοντι, Ιουδαίω τε
c So then faith cometh by hearing, πρώτος και Ελληνι.
and hearing by the word of God,
Rom. X. 17. The Lord shall send the For a I am not ashamed of bthe Gos rod of thy strength out of Zion : rule pel of Christ : <for it is the power of God thou in the midst of thine enemies, unto salvation d to every one that believ Psal. cx. 2. Who bath believed our eth; e to the Jew first, and also to the report? and to whom is the arm of the Greek.
LORD revealed ? Isa. liii. 1. For the al have preached righteousness in preaching of the cross is to them that the great congregation: 10, I have not perish foolishness ; but unto us which refrained my lips, O LORD, thou know are saved it is the power of God. For est. I have not hid thy righteousness it is written, I will destroy the wiswithin my heart; I have declared thy dom of the wise, and will bring to nofaithfulness and thy salvation : I have thing the understanding of the prunot concealed thy loving kindness and
dent. Where is the wise? Where thy truth from the great congregation is the scribe? Where is the disputer Psal. xl. 9, 10. My mouth shall shew of this world? hath not God made forth thy righteousness and thy salva- foolish the wisdom of this world? tion all the day; for I know not the For after that in the wisdom of numbers thereof. I will go in the God, the world by wisdom knew not strength of the Lord God; I will God it pleased God by the foolishmake mention of thy righteousness, Dess of preaching to save them that even of thine only, Ixxi. 15, 16. I believe. For the Jews require a sign, will speak of thy testimonies also be- and the Greeks seek after wisdom : fore kings, and will not be ashamed, But we preach Christ crucified, unto cxix. 46. Whosoever therefore shall the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto be ashamed of me and of my words in the Greeks foolishness; But unto this adulterous and sinful generation; them which are called, both Jews and of him also shall the Son of man bé Greeks, Christ the power of God, and ashamed, when he cometh in the glory the wisdom of God, 1 Cor. i. 18-24. of his Father with the holy angels, And my speech and my preaching was Mark viii. 38. For whosoever shall not with enticing words of man's wisbe ashamed of me and of my words, dom, but in demonstration of the Spiof him shall the Son of 'man be rit and of power, ii. 4. But if all proashamed, when he shall come in his phesy, and there come in one that beowri glory, and in his Father's, and lieveth not, or one unlearned, he is of the holy angels, Luke ix. 26. For convinced of all, he is judged of all : I determined not to know any thing And thus are the secrets of his heart among you, save Jesus Christ, and made manifest: and so falling down him crucified, 1 Cor. ii. 2. Be not on his face, he will worship God, and thou therefore ashamed of the testi- report that God is in you of a truth, mony of our Lord, nor of me his pri- . xiv. 24, 25. Now thanks be unto
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A. D. 60. God, which always causeth us to tri- not circumcised ; that righteousness umph in Christ, and maketh manifest might be imputed unto them also: the savour of his knowledge by us in And the father of circumcision to them every place. For we are unto God a who are not of the circumcision only, sweet savour of Christ, in them that but who also walk in the steps of that are saved, and in them that perish : faith of our father Abraham, which he To the one we are the savour of death had being yet uncircumcised, iv. 9–12. unto death; and to the other the sa- Even us, whom he hath called, not of vour of life unto life. And who is the Jews only, but also of the Gensufficient for these things ? 2 Cor. ii. tiles ? ix. 24. For there is no dif1416. (For the weapons of our ference between the Jew and the warfare are not carnal, but mighty Greek ; for the same Lord over all is through God to the pulling down of rich unto all that call upon him, 1. 19. strong holds ;) Casting down imagi- Now I say that Jesus Christ was a nations, and every high thing that minister of the circumcision for the exalteth itself against the knowledge truth of God, to confirm the promises of God, and bringing into captivity made unto the fathers : And that the every thought to the obedience of Gentiles might glorify God for his Christ, x. 4, 5. For the hope which mercy; as it is written, For this canse * is laid ap for you in heaven, whereof I will confess to thee among the Genye heard before in the word of the tiles, and sing unto thy name, v. truth of the Gospel; Which is come 8, 9. For mine eyes have seen thy unto you, as it is in all the world ; salvation, Which thou hast prepared and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also before the face of all people; A light in you, since the day ye heard of it, to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of and knew the grace of God in truth. thy people Israel, Luke Acts i. 50– Col. i. 5, 6. For the word of God is 32. And that repentance and remission quick, and powerful, and sharper than of sins should be preached in his name any twoedged sword, piercing even to among all nations, beginning at Jeruthe dividing asunder of soul and spirit, salem, xxiv. 47. Testifying both to the and of the joints and marrow, and is Jews, and also to the Greeks, repena discerner of the thoughts and in- tance toward God, and faith toward tents of the heart, Heb. iv. 12. our Lord Jesus Christ, Acts IL 21.
d See on Mark xvi. ver. 16. clause 1. But shewed first unto them of Damas
e Tribulation and anguish, upon cus, and of Jerusalem, and throughevery soul of man that doeth evil, of out all the coasts of Judæa, and then the Jew first, and also of the Gentile ; to the Gentiles, that they should reBut glory, honour, and peace, to pent and turn to God, and do works every man that worketh good, to the meet for repentance, xxvi. 20. There Jew first, and also to the Gentile, is neither Jew nor Greek, there is Rom. ii. 9, 10. Is he the God of the neither bond nor free, there is neither Jews only? is he not also of the Gen- male nor female: for ye are all one in tiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: See- | Christ Jesus, Gal. iii. 28. Whereing it is one God, which shall justify fore remember, that ye being in time the circumcision by faith, and the un- past Gentiles in the flesh, who are circumcision through faith, iii. 29, 30. called Uncircumcision by that which Cometh this blessedness then upon the is called the Circumcision in the flesh circumcision only, or upon the uncir- made by hands;
That at that time ye cumcision also ? For we say that were without Christ, being aliens faith was reckoned to Abraham for from the commonwealth of Israel, and righteousness. How was it then rec- strangers from the covenants of prokoned? when he was in circumcision, mise, having no hope, and without or in uncircumcision ? Not in circum- God in the world : But now in Christ cision, but in uncircumcision. And Jesus ye who sometimes were far off he received the sign of circumcision, are made nigh by the blood of Christ. a seal of the righteousness of the faith For he is our peace, who hath made which he had yet being uncircum- both one, and hath broken down the cised : that he might be the father of middle wall of partition between ts; all them that believe, though they be Having abolished in his flesh the en
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A. D. 60. mity, even the law of commandments, greatly rejoice in the LORD, and my contained in ordinances : for to make soul shall be joyful in my God; for he in himself of twain one new man, so hath clothed me with the garments of making peace; And that he might salvation, he hath covered me with the reconcile both unto God in one body robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom by the cross, having slain the enmity decketh himself with ornaments, and thereby: And came and preached as a bride adorneth herself with her peace to you which were afar off, and jewels, lxi. 10. In his days Judah to them that were nigh, Eph. ii. 11 shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell -17. Where there is neither Greek safely: and this is his name whereby nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircum- he shall be called, THE LORD OUR cision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor RIGHTEOUSNESS, Jer. xxiii. 6. free : but Christ is all, and in all, Seventy weeks are determined upon Col. iii. 11.
thy people and upon thy holy city, to
finish the transgression, and to make VER. 17.
an end of sins, and to make reconciΔικαιοσύνη γαρ Θεού εν αυτώ αποκα- | liation for iniquity, and to bring in λύπτεται εκ πίστεως εις πίστιν» καθώς γέ- | everlasting righteousness, and to seal γραπται· ο δε δίκαιος εκ πίστεως ζήσεται. | up the vision and prophecy, and to For therein is a the righteousness of But of him are ye in Christ Jesus,
anoint the most Holy, Dan. ix. 24. God revealed b from faith to faith: as it who of God is made unto us wisdom, is written, c The just shall live by faith.
and righteousness, and sanctification, * But now the righteousness of God and redemption, 1 Cor. i. 30. For without the law is manifested, being he hath made him to be sin for us, witnessed by the law and the pro- who knew no sin ; that we might be phets, Rom. iii. 21. For as by one made the righteousness of God in him. man's disobedience many were made 2 Cor. v. 21. For we through the sinners, so by the obedience of one Spirit wait for the hope of righteousshall many be made righteous, v. 19. ness by faith, Gal. v. 5. Yea doubtFor they being ignorant of God's righ- less, and I count all things but loss teousness, and going about to establish for the excellency of the knowledge their own righteousness, have not sub of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom mitted themselves unto the righteous. I have suffered the loss of all things, ness of God. For Christ is the end of and do count them but dung, that I the law for righteousness to every may win Christ, And be found in him, one that believeth, x. 3, 4. Surely, not having mine own righteousness, shall one say, In the LORD have I righ which is of the law, but that which is teousness and strength : even to him through the faith of Christ, the righteshall men come; and all that are in. ousness which is of God by faith, censed against him shall be ashamed. Phil. iii. 8, 9. Simon Peter, a serIn the LORD shall all the seed of Israel vant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, be justified, and shall glory, Isa. xlv. to them that have ohtained like pre24, 25. I bring near my righteous- cious faith with us, through the righness; it shall not be far off, and my teousness of God and our Saviour salvation shall not tarry: and I will Jesus Christ, 2 Pet. i. 1. place salvation in Zion for Israel my b For what if some did not believe? glory, xlvi. 13. For the moth shall shall their unbelief make the faith of eat them up like a garment, and the God without effect ? Rom. iii. 3. worm shall eat them like wool: but | They go from strength to strength, my righteousness shall be for ever, every one of them in Zion appeareth and my salvation from generation to before God, Psal. Ixxxiv. 7. And of generation, li. 8. No weapon that is his fulness have all we received, and formed against thee shall prosper; and grace for grace, John i. 16. But we every tongue that shall rise against all, with open face beholding as in thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. a glass the glory of the Lord, are This is the heritage of the servants of changed into the same image from the LORD, and their righteousness is glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of me, saith the LORD, liv. 17. I will of the Lord, 2 Cor. ii. 18. We are
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vii. 19. That day is a day of wrath, © Behold, bis soul which is lifted up a day of trouble and distress, a day is not upright in him: but the just of wasteness and desolation, a day of shall live by his faith, Hab. ii. 4. darkness and gloominess, a day of But that no man is justified by the clouds and thick darkness, Zeph. i. law in the sight of God, it is evi- 15. He that believeth on the Son dent: for, The just shall live by faith, hath everlasting
life : and he that beGal. iii. 11. Now the just shall live lieveth not the Son shall not see life; by faith : but if any man draw back, but the wrath of God abideth on him, my soul shall have no pleasure in John üïi. 36. And the times of this * him, Heb. x. 38.
ignorance God winked at; but now VER. 18.
commandeth all men every where to 'A TonadÚT TETAI gåę ópyn EOÜ à*' repent: Because he hath appointed a ουρανού επί πάσαν ασέβειαν και αδικίαν | day, in the which he will judge the ανθρώπων των την αλήθειαν εν αδικία κα- world in righteousness by that man τεχόντων
whom he hath ordained; thereof he For athe wrath of God is revealed hath given assurance unto all men, in from heaven against all bungodliness that ne hath raised him from the and e unrighteousness of men, who hold dead, Acts xvii. 30, 31. For as many the truth in unrighteousness;
zs are of the works of the law are una But after thy hardness and impe- der the curse : for it is written, Cursed nitent heart treasurest up unto thyself is every one that continueth not in all wrath against the day of wrath and things which are written in the book revelation of the righteous judgment of the law to do them, Gal. jü. 10. of God ; Who will render to every Let no man deceive you with Fain man according to his deeds, Rom. ii. words: for because of these things 5, 6. Because the law worketh cometh the wrath of God upon the wrath : for where no law is, there is children of disobedience, Eph. v. 6. no transgression, iv. 15. And, behold, For which things' sake the wrath of ye are risen up in your father's stead, God cometh on the children of disan increase of sinful men, to augment obedience, Col. iii. 6. And said to the yet the fierce anger of the Lord to mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and wards Israel, Numb. xxxii. 14. Go bide us from the face of him that ye, enquire of the LORD for me, and sitteth on the throne, and from the for the people, and for all Judah, con- wrath of the Lamb: For the great cerning the words of this book that is day of his wrath is come; and who found : for great is the wrath of the shall be able to stand? Rer. vi. 16, LORD that is kindled against us, be- 17. And out of his mouth goeth a cause our fathers have not hearkened sharp sword, that with it he should unto the words of this book, to do ac- smite the nations: and he shall rule cording to all that which is written them with a rod of iron : and he concerning us, 2 Kings xxii. 13. For treadeth the winepress of the fiercethis gird you with sackcloth, lament ness and wrath of Almighty God, and howl : for the fierce anger of the xix. 15. LORD is not turned back from us, Jer. b For when we were yet without iv. 8. Thou hast called as in a solemn strength, in due time Christ died for day my terrors round about, so that the ungodly, Rom. v. 6. Knowing in the day of the LORD's anger none this, that the law is not made for a escaped nor remained : those that I righteous man, but for the lawless and have swaddled and brought up hath disobedient, for the ungodly and for mine enemy consumed, Lam. ii. 22. sinners, for unholy and profane, for They shall cast their silver in the murderers of fathers, and murderers streets, and their gold shall be re of mothers, for man slayers, 1 Tim. moved: their silver and their gold 1. 9. And spared not the old world,
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A. D. 60. but saved Noah the eighth person, a | God, for he will abundantly pardon, preacher of righteousness, bringing in lv. 7. Behold, all souls are mine ; 'as the flood upon the world of the un- the soul of the father, so also the soul godly; And turning the cities of So- of the son is mine : the soul that sindom and Gomorrah into ashes con- neth, it shall die, Ez. xviii. 4. Know demned them with an overthrow, mak- ye not that the unrighteous shall not ing them an ensample unto those that inherit the kingdom of God? Be not after should live ungodly, 2 Pet. ii. deceived: neither fornicators, nor ido5,6. But the heavens and the earth, laters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, which are now, by the same word are nor abusers of themselves with mankept in store, reserved unto fire kind, 1 Cor. vi. 9. That they all against the day of judgment and per- might be damned who believed not dition of ungodly men, iii. 7. For the truth, but had pleasure in unrighthere are certain men crept in una teousness, 2 Thess. ii. 12. And shall wares, who were before of old ordained receive the reward of unrighteousness, to this condemnation; ungodly men, as they that count it pleasure to riot turning the grace of our God into las in the day-time. Spots they are and civousness, and denying the only blemishes, sporting themselves with Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ, their own deceivings while they feast Jude 4. To execute judgment upon all, with you; Having eyes full of adultery, and to convince all that are ungodly and that cannot cease from sin; beamong them of all their ungodly deeds guiling unstable souls : an heart they which they have ungodly committed, have exercised with covetous pracand of all their hard speeches which tices; cursed children: which have ungodly sinners have spoken against forsaken the right way, and are gone him, 15. How that they told you there astray, following the way of Balaam should be mockers in the last time, the son of Bosor, who loved the wages who should walk after their own un- of unrighteousness, 2 Pet. ii. 13–15. godly lusts, 18.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful c Being filled with all unrighteous and just to forgive us our sins, and to ness, fornication, wickedness, covet-cleanse us from all unrighteousness, ousness, maliciousness ; full of envy, 1 John i. 9. murder, debate, deceit, malignity; d Because that which may be known whisperers, ver. 29. But unto them of God is manifest in them ; for God that are contentious, and do not obey hath shewed it unto them, ver. 19. And the truth, but obey unrighteousness, even as they did not like to retain God indignation and wrath, Tribulation in their knowledge, God gave them and anguish, upon every soul of man over to a reprobate mind, to do those that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and things which are not convenient, 28. also of the Gentile, ii. 8, 9. Neither Who knowing the judgment of God, yield ye your members as instruments that they which commit such things are of unrighteousness unto sin : but yield worthy of death, not only do the same, yourselves unto God, as those that are but have pleasure in them that do alive from the dead, and your mem- thein, 32. And thinkest thou this, bers as instruments of righteousness O man, that judgest them which do unto God, vi. 13. For all that do such things, and doest the same, that such things, and all that do unrighte- thou shalt escape the judgment of God? ously, are an abomination unto the Rom. ii. 3. Which shew the work of the LORD thy God, Deut. xxv. 16. Say law written in their hearts, their conye to the righteous, that it shall be science also bearing witness, and their well with him: for they shall eat the thoughts the mean while accusing or fruit of their doings. Woe unto the else excusing one another ;) In the wicked! it shall be ill with him: day when God shall judge the secrets for the reward of his hands shall be of men by Jesus Christ according to given him, Isa. iii. 10, 11. Let the my Gospel. Behold, thou art called wicked forsake his way, and the un a Jew, and restest in the law, and righteous man his thoughts: and let makest thy boast of God, And knowest him return unto the LORD, and he will his will, and approvest the things that bave mercy upon him; and to our I are more excellent, being instructed