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suffer shame for his name, Acts v. 41. them ye shall kill and crucify; and And at midnight Paul and Silas some of them shall ye scourge in your prayed, and sang praises unto God : synagogues, and persecute them from and the prisoners heard them, xvi. 25. city to city: that upon you may come And not only so, but we glory in tri- all the righteous blood shed upon the bulations also, Rom. v. 3. Yea, and earth, from the blood of righteous if I be offered upon the sacrifice and Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son service of your faith, I joy, and re- of Barachias, whom ye slew between , joice with you all. For the same the temple and the altar, 34, 35. cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with o Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that me, Phil. ii. 17, 18. Who now re- killest the prophets, and stonest them joice in my sufferings for you, and fill which are sent unto thee, how often up that which is behind of the affic- would I have gathered thy children tions of Christ in my flesh for his together, even as a hen gathereth her body's sake, which is the church, chickens under her wings, and ye Col. i. 24. My brethren, count it all would not ! 57. And Ahab told Jejoy when ye fall into divers tempta- zebel all that Elijah had done, and tions, James i. 2. If ye be reproached withal how he had slain all the profor the name of Christ, happy are ye ; phets with the sword, 1 Kings rix. 1. for the spirit of Glory and of God The children of Israel have forsaken resteth upon you: on their part he is thy covenant, thrown down thine alevil spoken of, but on your part he is tars, and slain thy prophets with the glorified, 1 Pet. iv. 14.

sword ; and I, even I only, am left; b For the Son of man shall come in and they seek my life, to take it the glory of his Father with his an away, 10. Then Asa was wroth with gels; and then he shall reward every the seer, and put him in a prison man according to his works, Matt. house; for he was in a rage with him xvi. 27. Rejoice ye in that day, and because of this thing, 2 Chron. xvi. 10. leap for joy: for, behold, your reward And they conspired against him (Zeis great in heaven, Luke vi. 23. So chariah), and stoned him with stones that a man shall say, Verily there is a at the commandment of the king in reward for the righteous : verily he the court of the house of the LORD, is a God that judgeth in the earth, xxiv. 21. But they mocked the mesPs. lviii. 11. To him that soweth sengers of God, and despised his righteousness shall be a sure reward, words, and misused his prophets, unProv. xi. 18. Say ye to the righteous, til the wrath of the LORD arose against that it shall be well with him : for they his people, till there was no remedy, shall eat the fruit of their doings, Isa. xxxvi. 16. Nevertheless they were . 10. Knowing that of the Lord ye disobedient, and rebelled against thee, shall receive the reward of the inhe- and cast thy law behind their backs, ritance; for ye serve the Lord Christ, and slew thy prophets which testified Col. ij. 24. Esteeming the reproach against them to turn them to thee, of Christ greater riches than the trea- Neh. ix. 26. In vain have I smitten sures in Egypt: for he had respect your children ; they received no corunto the recompence of the reward, rection : your own sword hath deHeb. xi. 26.

voured your prophets, like a destroyAnd when the time of the fruit ing lion, Jer. ii. 30. When Jeremiah drew near, he sent his servants to the had made an end of speaking all that husbandmen, that they might receive the LORD had commanded him to the fruits of it. And the husband speak unto all the people, that the men took his servants, and beat one, priests and the prophets and all the and killed another, and stoned an- people took him, saying, Thou shalt other. Again, he sent other servants surely die,-and all the people were more than the first: and they did unto gathered against Jeremiah' in the them likewise, Matt, xxi. 34–36. Ye house of the LORD, xxvi. 8, 9. And are the children of them which killed they fetched forth Urijah out of Egypt, the prophets, viii. 31. Wherefore, and brought him unto Jehoiakim the behold, I send unto you prophets, and king; who slew him with the sword, wise men, and scribes; and some of and cast his dead body into the graves


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cuted us,

of the common people, 23. Woe

VER. 14. unto you! for ye build the sepulchres

Υμείς έστε το φώς του κόσμου· ου δύof the prophets, and your fathers killed

ναται πόλις κρυβήναι επάνω όρους κειμένη . them. Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers : for a Ye are the light of the world. A city they indeed killed them, and ye build that is set on an hill cannot be hid. their sepulchres, Luke xi. 47, 48. a The children of this world are in Which of the prophets have not your their generation wiser than the chilfathers persecuted? and they have dren of light, Luke xvi. 8. He (John) slain them which shewed before of

was a burning and a shining light: the coming of the Just One; of whom and ye were willing for a season to ye have been now the betrayers and

rejoice his light, John v. 35. While murderers, Acts vii. 52. The Jews: ye have light, believe in the light, who both killed the Lord Jesus, and that ye may be the children of light, their own prophets, and have perse. xii. 36. And art confident that thou

1 Thess. ii. 15. And others thyself art a guide of the blind, a had trial of cruel mockings and scourg- light of them which are in darkness, ings, yea, moreover of bonds and im- Rom. ii. 19. For ye were sometimes prisonment: they were stoned, they darkness, but now are ye light in the were sawn asunder, were tempted, Lord: walk as children of light, Eph. were slain with the sword; they wan

v. 8. That ye may be blameless and dered about in sheepskins and goat- harmless, the sons of God, without reskins; being destitute, afflicted, tor

buke, in the midst of a crooked and mented: (of whom the world was

perverse nation, among whom ye not worthy:) they wandered in de- shine as lights in the world; holding serts, and in mountains, and in dens forth the word of life, Phil. ii. 15,16. and caves of the earth,Heb. xi. 36-38. Ye are all the children of light, and VER. 13.

the children of the day : we are not

of the night, nor of darkness, 1 Thess. Υμείς έστε το άλας της γής: εάν δε το

v. 5. The seven stars are the angels äras reward, éy Tín ánocencetat; els of the seven churches, Rev. i. 20. ουδεν ισχύει έτι, ει μη βληθήναι έξω, και καταπατείσθαι υπό των ανθρο πων. .

VER. 15. a Ye are the salt of the earth: but if Ουδέ καίoυσι λύχνον, και τιθέασιν αυτόν the salt have lost hiš savour, wherewith imò tòy pódsov, årX Ti TÌN nuxevlar, xal shall it be salted ? bIt is thenceforth good Nápemel Tãou toīs év tý oixią. for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be a Neither do men light a candle, and trodden under foot of men.

put it under a * bushel, but on a can

dlestick; und it giveth light unto all that a And every oblation of thy meat

are in the house. offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the

A * measure containing about a pint covenant of thy God to be lacking

less than a peck. from thy meat offering : with all thine a He said unto them, is a candle offerings thou shalt offer salt, Lev. ii. brought to be put under a bushel, or 13. Have salt in yourselves, and under a bed? and not to be set on a have peace one with another, Mark candlestick ? Mark iv. 21. No man, ix. 50. Let your speech be alway when he hath lighted a candle, cowith grace, seasoned with salt, that vereth it with a vessel, or putteth it ye may know how ye ought to answer under a bed; but setteth it on a canevery man, Col. iv. 6.

dlestick, that they which enter in may Šalt is good : but if the salt have see the light, Luke viii. 16. No man, lost his saltness, wherewith will ye when he hath lighted a candle, putseason it? Mark ix. 50. Salt is good teth it in a secret place, neither under but if the salt have lost his savour, a bushel, but on a.candlestick, that wherewith shall it be seasoned? It is they which come in may see the light, neither fit for the land, nor yet for the xi. 33. But the manifestation of the dunghill; but men cast it out, Luke Spirit is given to every man to profit riv, 34, 35.

withal, 1 Cor. xii. 7.

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that ye

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

Let your moderation be σθεν των ανθρώπων, όπως ίδωσιν υμών τα | known unto all men. The Lord is at καλά έργα, και δοξάσωσι τον πατέρα υμών | hand, iv. 5. Those things, which ye τον εν τοίς ουρανούς. .

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, anul bglorify your Father 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 inan 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 pui on charity, which is the bond of not chosen me, but I have chosen you, perfectness, Col. iii. 12–14. Walk and ordained



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 bath 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 make not 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 bonest 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 children; and walk in love, as Christ have believed in God might be careful also bath 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 ii. 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 be ye holy in all manner putings: that ye may be blameless of conversation, i Pet. I. 13—15. But and harmless, the sons of God, with. ye 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.— at hand: be ye therefore sober, and For our conversation is 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 theremessage 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,

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? ii. 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 2 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 cThat 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, P. 45. 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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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, Ísa. 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 Lord Jesus Christ: Jerusalem, descending out of heaven grace unto you, and peace, from God from God, xxi. 10. our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 2 Thess. i. 1, 2. Now our Lord Jesus

VER. 17. Christ himself, and God, even our Fa Μη νομίσητε ότι ήλθον καταλύσαι τον ther, which hath loved us, and hath výpov, toùs agophtaç oix hadov netagiven us everlasting consolation and λύσαι, αλλά πληρώσαι. good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every the low, or the prophets : bI am not come

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

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

Then the LORD rained upon Sodom 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. 3i. 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 fullooketh 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 believeth, 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

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