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A. D. 60. breakers, c without naturel affection, im- thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoplacable, unmerciful:
ever thou art that judgest: for wherein • For the invisible things of him thou judgest another, thou condemnest from the creation of the world are
thyself ; for thou that judgest doest clearly seen, being understood by the the same things : For we are sure that things that are made, even his eter
the judgment of God is according to nal power and Godhead ; so that they truth against them which commit such are without excuse ; Because that things. And thinkest thou this, o when they knew God, they glorified man, that judgest them which do such him not as God, neither were thank things, and doest the same, that thou ful; but became vain in their imagi- Or despisest thou the riches of his
shalt escape the judgment of God? nations, and their foolish heart was darkened, ver. 20, 21. There is none goodness, and forbearance, and longthat understandeth, there is none that suffering ; not knowing that the good. seeketh after God, üi. 11. A fool hatb
ness of God leadeth thee to repenno delight in understanding, but that tance ? But after thy hardness and his heart may discover itself, Prov. impenitent heart, treasurest up unto xviii. 2. When the boughs thereof thyself wrath against the day of wrath are withered, they shall be broken off; and revelation of the righteous judgthe women come, and set them on
ment of God, Rom. ii. 1-5. Thou fire : for it is a people of no under therefore which teachest another, standing : therefore he that made teachest thou not thyself? thou that them will not have mercy on them, preachest a man-should not steal, dost and he that formed them, will shew thou steal? Thou that sayest a man them no favour, Isa. xxvii. 11. For should not commit adultery, dost my people is foolish, they have not thou commit adultery ? thou that ab. known me : they are sottish children, horrest idols, dost thon commit sacri and they have none understanding; lege? Thou that makest thy boast of they are wise to do evil, but to do the law, through breaking the law disgood they have no knowledge, Jer. iv. honourest thou God? 21-23. 22. And Jesus said, Are ye also yet things, whereof ye are now ashamed
b What fruit had ye then in those without understanding? Matt. xv. 16. The highways lie waste, the way.
for the end of those things is death, faring man ceaseth : he hath broken Rom. vi. 21. At the mouth of two the covenant, he hath despised the witnesses, or three witnesses, shall be cities, he regardeth no man, Ísa. liii. 8. that is worthy of death be put to
• Without natural affection, truce death; but at the mouth of one wit. breakers, false accusers, incontinent, ness be shall not be put to death, fierce, despisers of those that are
Deut. Ivii. 6. And if a man hare good, 2 Tim. üi. 3.
committed a sin worthy of death, and VER. 32.
he be to be put to death, and οίτινες το δικαίωμα του Θεού επιγνόν- | And David's anger was greatly
thou hang him on a tree, xi. 32. TEs, (öri o tà Tolaūta wpár cortes a&us kindled against the man : and he said Savetou sloir,) ou pórov avtà Obory, to Nathan, As the Lord liveth, the αλλά και συνευδοκούσι τοις πράσσουσι. . man that hath done this thing shall
Who a knowing the judgment of God, surely die : And he shall restore the that they which commit such things are lamb' fourfold, because he did this bworthy of death, not only do the same, thing, and because he had no pity. but have pleasure in them that do them. And Nathan said to David, Thou art
a For the wrath of God is revealed the man. Thus saith the LORD God from heaven against all ungodliness of Israel, I anointed thee king over and unrighteousness of men, who hold | Israel, and I delivered thee out of the truth in unrighteousness, ver. 18. the hand of Saul, 2 Sam. xii. 5-7. Because that when they knew God, And unto Abiathar the priest said the they glorified him not as God, neither king, Get thee to Anathoth, unto thino were thankful : but became vain in own fields; for thou art worthy of their imaginations,'and their foolish | death : but I will not at this time put keart was darkened, ver. 21. Therefore thee to death, because thou barest the
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A. D. 60. ark of the LORD God before David my | LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee father, and because thou hast been king over Israel, and I delivered thee afflicted in all wherein my father was out of the hand of Saul, 2 Sam. xii. afflicted, 1 Kings ii. 26. Of how 5–7. But unto the wicked, God much sorer punishment, suppose ye, saith, Wbat hast thou to do to shall be be thought worthy, who hath declare my statutes, or that thou trodden under foot the Son of God, and shouldest take my covenant in thy hath counted the blood of the cove- mouth? Seeing thou hatest instrucnant wherewith he was sanctified, an tion and castest my words behind unholy thing, and hath done despite thee. When thou sawest a thief, then unto the Spirit of grace? Heb. x. 29. thou consentedst with him, and hast For they have shed the blood of saints been partaker with adulterers. Thou and prophets, and thou hast given givest thy mouth to evil, and thy them blood to drink; for they are tongue frameth deceit. Thou sittest worthy, Rev. xvi. 6.
and speakest against thy brother: thou
slanderest thine own mother's son, CHAP. II.-VER. 1.
Psal. 1. 16–20. Woeunto you, Scribes Διο αναπολόγητος εί, ώ άνθρωπε πάς ο aud Pharisees, hypocrites ! because κρίνων» ενώ γάρ κρίνεις τον έτερον, σεαυτόν ye build the tombs of the prophets, κατακρίνεις τα γαρ αυτά πράσσεις και κρί- and garnish the sepulchres of the righ
If we had been in the Therefore a thou art inexcusuble, 0 days of our fathers, we would not have man, whosoever thou art that judgest : been partakers with them in the blood for wherein thou judgest another, thou of the prophets. Wherefore ye be witcondemnest thyself ; for thou thut judg- nesses unto yourselves, that ye are est doest the same things.
the children of them which killed the a And thinkest thou this, O man, prophets, Matt. xxiii. 29–31. And that judgest them which do such he saith unto him, Out of thine own things, and doest the same, that thou mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked shalt escape the judgment of God? servant; Thou knewest that I was an ver. 3.
austere man, taking up that I laid not See on Matt. vii. ver. 1.'
down, and reaping that I did not sow, e Therefore if the uncircumcision Luke xix. 22. So when they conkeep the righteousness of the law, tinued asking him, he lifted up bimshall not his uncircumcision becounted self, and said unto them, He that is for circumcision? And shall not un- without sin among you, let him first circumcision which is by nature, if it cast a stone at her. And again he fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the stooped down, and wrote on the letter and circumcision, dost trans- ground. And they which heard it, begress the law? ver. 26, 27. What ing convicted by their own conscience, then ? are we better than they? No, in went out one by one, beginning at the Do wise ; for we have before proved eldest, even unto the last ; and Jesus both Jews and Gentiles, that they was left alone, and the woman standare all under sin ; As it is written, ing in the midst, John viii. 7–9. There is none righteous, no, not one: Speak not evil one of another, breThere is none that understandeth, thren. He that speaketh evil of his there is none that seeketh after God., brother. and judgeth his brother, They are all gone out of the way, they speaketh evil of the law, and judgethe are together become unprofitable; the law: .but if thou judge the law, there is none that doeth good,
no, not thou art not a doer of the law, but a one, Rom. iii. 9—12. And David's judge, James iv. 11. anger was greatly kindled against the man : and he said to Nathan, As the
VER. 2. LORD liveth, the man that hath done Οίδαμεν δε ότι το κρίμα του Θεού έστι this thing shall surely die : And he κατά αλήθειαν επί τους τα τοιαύτα πράσshall restore the lamb fourfold, because cortas. he did this thing; and because he had But we are sure that a the judgment no pity. And Nathan said to David, of God is according to trutle against Thou are the man. Thus saith the them which commit such things.
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a But after thy hardness and impe- with his truth, xcvi. 13. The LORD nitent heart, treasurest up unto thyself is righteous in all his ways, and holy wrath against the day of wrath and in all his works, cxlv. 17. I have not revelation of the righteous judgment spoken in secret, in a dark place of of God, ver. 5. God forbid; Yea, the earth : I said not unto the seed of let God be true, but every man a liar; Jacob, seek ye me in vain : I the as it is written, That thou mightest be LORD speak righteousness, I declare justified in thy sayings, and mightest things that are right, Isa. xv. 19. overcome when thou art judged. But Tell ye, and bring them near: yea, let if our unrighteousness commend the them take counsel together: who hath righteousness of God, what shall we declared this from ancient time? who say? Is God unrighteous who taketh hath told it from that time I have not vengeance? (I speak as a man), iii. I the LORD ? and there is no God else 4,5. What shall we say then? Is beside me; a just God and a Saviour ; there unrighteousness with God? God there is none else, 21. Rigbteous art forbid, ix. 14. That be far from thee, thou, O LORD, when I plead with to do after this manner, to slay the thee; yet let me talk with thee of thy righteous with the wicked ; and that judgments: Wherefore doth the way the righteous should be as the wicked, of the wicked prosper : wherefore are that be far from thee. Shall not the all they happy that deal very treacheJudge of all the earth do right? Gen. rously? Jer. xii. 1. Yet ye say, The xviii. 25. Shall even he that hateth way of the Lord is not equal. Hear right govern ? and wilt thou condemn now O house of Israel; Is not my him that is most just? Is it fit to say way equal ? are not your ways unto a king, Thou art wicked? And to equal? Ez. xviii. 25. Yet saith the princes, Ye are ungodly? How much house of Israel, The way of the LORD less to him that accepteth not the per- is not equal. O bouse of Israel, are sons of princes, nor regardeth the rich not my ways equal? are not your more than the poor? for they all are ways unequal? 29. Now I Nebathe work of his hands, Job xxxiv. 17 chadnezzar praise, and extol, and ho-19. For he will not lay upon man nour the King of heaven, all wbose more than right; that he should enter works are truth, and his ways judginto judgment with God, 23. For ment: and those that walk in pride thou hast maintained my right and he is able to abase, Dan. iv. 37. The my cause ; thou satest in the throne just LORD is in the midst thereof: he judging right, Psal. ix. 4. But the will not do iniquity: every morning LORD shall endure for ever : he hath doth he bring his judgment to light, prepared his throne for judgment. he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth And he shall judge the world in righ- no shame, Zeph. iii. 5. Because be teousness, he shall minister judgment hath appointed a day, in the which to the people in uprightness, 7, 8. he will judge the world in righteousThe LORD trieth the righteous: but the ness by that man whom he hath orwicked, and him that loveth violence, dained ; whereof he hath given assurhis soul bateth. Upon the wicked he ance unto all men, in that he hath shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, raised him from the dead, Acts xvii. and an horrible tempest; this shall be 31. Which is a manifest token of the the portion of their cup. For the righteous judgment of God, that ye righteous Lord loveth righteousness; may be counted worthy of the kinghis countenance doth behold the up- dom of God, for which ye also suffer ; right, xi. 5-7. Thy mercy, O LORD, Seeing it is a righteous thing with God is in the heavens ; and thy faithfulness to recompense tribulation to them reacheth unto the clouds. Thy righ- that trouble you: And to you who teousness is like the great mountains; are troubled rest with us, when the thy judgments are a great deep: 0 Lord Jesus shall be revealed from LORD, thou preservest man and beast, heaven with his mighty angels, In Xxxvi. 5, 6. Befo the Lord: for iaming fire taking vengeance on them he cometh, for he cometh, to judge that know not God, and that obey not the earth : he shall judge the world the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. with righteousness, and the people who shall be punished with everlast
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ing destruction from the presence of he hath given his hand, and hath done the Lord, and from the glory of his all these things, he shall not escape, 18. power; When he shall come to be Ye serpents, ye generations of vipers, glorified in his saints, and to be ad- how can ye escape the damnation of mired in all them that believe (be- hell ? Matt. xxiii. 33. For when they cause our testimony among you was shall say, Peace and safety; then believed) in that day, 2 Thess. i. 5— sudden destruction cometh upon them, 10. And they sing the song of Moses as travail upon a woman with child; the servant of God, and the song of and they shall not escape, 1 Thess. v. the Lamb, saying, Great and marvel. 3. How shall we escape, if we neglect lous are thy works, Lord God Al so great salvation ; which at the first mighty, just and true are thy ways, began to be spoken by the Lord, and thou King of saints. Who shall not was confirmed unto us by them that fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy heard him, Heb. ii. 3. See that ye name? for thou only art holy: for all refuse not him that speaketh. For if nations shall come and worship before they escaped not, who refused him thee; for thy judgments are made that spake on earth, much more shall manifest, Rev. xv. 3,4. And I beard not we escape, if we turn away from him the angel of the waters say, Thou art that speaketh from heaven, xii. 25. righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shall be, because thou hast
VER. 4. judged thus, xvi. 5. For true and righteous are his judgments : for he “Η τού πλούτου της χρηστότητος αυτού, hath judged the great whore, which | και της ανοχής, και της μακροθυμίας καταdid corrupt the earth with her formi- | φρονείς, αγνοών ότι το χρηστών του Θεού εις cation, and bath avenged the blood of petávoráv ge aye ; his servants at her hand, xix. 2.
Or a despisest thou the briches of his VER. 3.
goodness and forbearunce and long
suffering ; not knowing ihat d the goodΛογίζη δε τούτο, ώ άνθρωπε, ο κρίνων | ness of God leadeth chee to repentance? τους τα τοιαύτα πράσσοντας, και ποιών αυτά, ότι συ εκφεύξη το κρίμα του Θεού και a What sball we say then? Shall
we continue in sin, that grace may And a thinkest thou this, O man, that abound? Rom. vi. 1. What then? judgest them which do such things, and shall we sin, because we are not undvest the same, that thou shalt escape the der the law, but under grace? God judgment of God?
forbid, 15. He hath said in his heart, a Thou that sayest a man should God hath forgotten : he hideth his not commit adultery, dost thou com face; he will never see it, Psal. x. 11. mit adultery? thou that abhorrest Because sentence against an evil idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? | work is not executed speedily, therever. 22. Shall they escape by ini- fore the heart of the sons of men is quity? In thine anger cast down the fully set in them to do evil, Eccl. viii. people, O God, Psal. lvi. 7. Though 11. And come, and stand before me, hand join in hand, the wicked shall in this house, which is called by my not be unpunished ; but the seed of name, and say, We are delivered to the righteous shall be delivered, Prov. do all these abominations? Jer. vii. xi. 21. Every one that is proud in 10. Son of man, what is that proverb heart is an abomination to the Lord: that ye have in the land of Israel, saythough hand join in hand, he shall not ing, The days are prolonged and be unpunished, xvi. 5. But he re-every vision faileth? Tell them therebelled against him in sending his am fore, Thus saith the Lord God; I will bassadors into Egypt, that they might make this proverb to cease, and they give him horses and much people. shall no more use it as a proverb in Shall he prosper ? shall be escape that Israel : but say unto them, The days doeth such things? or sball he break are at hand, and the effect of every the covenant and be delivered? Ez. vision, Ez. xii. 22, 23. But and if xvii. 15. Seeing he despised the oath that evil servant shall say in his heart, by breaking the covenant, when, lo, My Lord delayeth his coming : And
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shall begin to smite his fellow ser- / world, that they be not highminded, vants, and to eat and drink with the nor trust in uncertain riches, but in drunken, Matt. xxiv. 48, 49. Know the living God, who giveth us richly ing this first, that there shall come in all things to enjoy, 1 Tim. ri. 17. the last days scoffers, walking after which he shed on us abundantly their own lusts, 2 Pet. iii. 3.
through Jesus Christ our Saviour, b And that he might make known Tit. iii. 6. the riches of his glory on the vessels c Whom God hath set forth to be a of mercy, which he had afore prepared propitiation through faith in his blood, unto glory, Rom. ix. 23. For there to declare his righteousness for the is no difference between the Jew and remission of sins that are past, the Greek : for the same Lord over through the forbearance of God, Rom. all is rich unto all that call upon him, iii. 25. What if God, willing to shew X. 12. O the depth of the riches both his wrath, and to make his power of the wisdom and knowledge of God! known, endured with much long-suf. how unsearchable are his judgments, fering the vessels of wrath fitted to and his ways past finding out! xi. 33. destruction, ix. 22. And the LORD For thou, LORD, art good, and ready passed by before him and proclaimed, to forgive; and plenteous in mercy the LORD, the LORD God, merciful unto all them that call upon thee, and gracious, longsuffering, and aburPsal. lxxxvi. 5. O LORD, how mani- dant in goodness and truth, Exod. fold are thy works! in wisdom hast xxxiv. 6. The LORD is long-suffering, thou made them all; the earth is full and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity of thy riches, civ. 24. In whom we and transgression, and by no means have redemption through his blood, clearing the guilty, visiting the ini. the forgiveness of sins, according to quity of the fathers upon the children the riches of his grace, Eph. i. 7. The unto the third and fourth generation, eyes of your understanding being en- Numb. xiv. 18. But he, being full of lightened; that ye may know what is compassion, forgave their iniquity, and the hope of his calling, and what the destroyed them not: yea, many a time riches of the glory of his inheritance turned he his anger away, and did in the saints, 18. But God, who is not stir up all his wrath, Psal. lixvii. rich in mercy, for his great love 38. But thou, O Lord, art a God full of wherewith he loved us, ii. 4. That compassion and gracious, long-sufferin the ages to come he might shew ing, and plenteous in mercy and truth, the exceeding riches of his grace in lxxxvi. 15. I will mention the lovinghis kindness toward us through Christ kindnesses of the LORD, and the praises Jesus, 7. Unto me, who am less than of the LORD, according to all that the the least of all saints, is this grace Lord hath bestowed on us, and the given, that I should preach among the great goodness toward the house of Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Israel, which he bath bestowed on Christ, iii. 8. That he would grant them according to his mercies, and you, according to the riches of his according to the multitude of his lorglory, to be strengthened with might ing-kindnesses. For he said, Surely by his Spirit in the inner man, 16. they are my people, children that will But my "God shall supply all your not lie ; so he was their Saviour. In need, according to his riches in glory, all their affliction he was afflicted, and by Christ Jesus, Phil. iv. 19. To the angel of his presence saved them: whom God would make known what in his love and in his pity he redeemed is the riches of the glory of this mys- them; and he bare them and carried tery among the Gentiles; which is, them all the days of old. But they Christ in you, the hope of glory, Col. rebelled and vered his Holy Spirit: i. 27. That their hearts might be therefore he was turned to be their comforted, being knit together in love, enemy, and he fought against them, and unto all riches of the full assur Isa. Ixii. 7—10. Howbeit for this ance of understanding, to the acknow cause I obtained mercy, that in me ledgement of the mystery of God, and first Jesus Christ might shew forth all of the Father, and of Christ, ii. 2. long-suffering, for a pattern to them Charge them that are rich in this which should hereafter believe on him.