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law, 22, 23. For the grace of God should come and keep the gates, to that bringeth salvation hath appeared sanctify the sabbath day. Remember to all men, Teaching us that, denying me, O my God, concerning this also, ungodliness and worldly lusts, we and spare me according to the greatshould live soberly, righteously, and ness of thy mercy, xiii. 22. And for godly, in this present world; Looking the wood offering, at times appointed, for that blessed hope, and the glorious and for the first fruits, Remember appearing of the great God and our me, O my God, for good, 31. ReSaviour Jesus Christ; Who gave him- member all thy offerings, and aceept self for us, that he might redeem us thy burnt sacrifice, Selah, Psal. xx. 3. from all iniquity, and purify unto him-Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, self a peculiar people, zealous of good saying, Thus saith the Lord; I reworks, Tit. ii. 11–14.
member thee, the kindness of thy
youth, the love of thine espousals, VER. 10.
when thou wentest after me in the Ου γαρ άδικος ο Θεός επιλαθέσθαι του I wilderness, in a land that was not έργου υμών, και του κόσου της αγάπης,
Israel was holiness unto the ós tvedeitar Je els cò ovoua aircú, dia- LORD, and the firstfruits of his inκονήσαντες τοις αγίοις, και διακονούντες.
crease : all that devour him shall
offend ; evil shall come upon them, For a God is not unrighteous, bto for- saith the LORD, Jer. ii. 4, 3. Shall get your e work and labour of love, evil be recompensed for good ? for which
have shewed toward his name, they have digged a pit for my soul. in that ye have ministered to the saints, Remember that I stood before thee to and do minister.
speak good for them, and to turn away a Thou shalt not see thy brother's thy wrath from them, xviii. 20. And ox or his ass fall down by the way, when he looked on him, he was afraid, and hide thyself from them: thou and said, What is it, Lord? And he shalt surely help him to lift them up said unto him, Thy prayers and thine again, Deut. xxii. iv. God forbid : alms are come up for a memorial yea, let God be true, but every man a before God, Acts x. 4 And said, liar; as it is written, That thou might Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and est be justified in thy sayings, and thine alms are had in remembrance mightest overcome when thou art in the sight of God, 31. judged. But if our unrighteousness • Charity suffereth long, and is kind; commend the righteousness of God, charity envieth not; charity vaunteth what shall we say? Is God unrighte- not itself; is not puffed up, Doth not ous who taketh vengeance ? (I speak behave itself unseemly, seeketh not as a man), Rom. iii. 4,5. Seeing it is her own, is not easily provoked, a righteous thing with God to recom- thinking no evil ; Rejoiceth not in pense tribulation to them that trouble iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; you ; And to you who are troubled Beareth all things, believeth all things, rest with us, when the Lord Jesus bopeth all things, endureth all things, shall be revealed from heaven with 1 Cor. xiii. 4-7. For in Jesus Christ his mighty angels, 2 Thess. i. 6,7. neither circumcision availeth any Henceforth there is laid up for me a thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith crown of righteousness, which the which worketh by love, Gal. v. 6. Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give For, brethren, ye have been called me at that day: and not to me only, unto liberty; only use not liberty for but to all them also that love his ap- an occasion to the flesh, but by love pearing, 2 Tim. iv. 8. If we confess serve one another, 13. Remembering our sins, he is faithful and just to for- without ceasing your work of faith, give us our sins, and to cleanse us and labour of love, and patience of from all unrighteousness, 1 John i. 9. hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the
b Think upon me, my God, for good, sight of God and our Father, 1 Thess. according to all that I have done for i. 3. But whoso bath this world's this people, Neh. v. 19. And I com- good, and seeth his brother have need, manded the Levites that they should and shutteth up his bowels of comcleanse themselves, and that they passion from hiin, how dwelleth the
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love of God in him? My little chil- of Macedonia and Achaia to make dren let us not love in word, neither a certain contribution for the poor in tongue; but in deed and in truth, saints which are at Jerusalem. It 1 John iii. 17, 18.
hath pleased them verily; and their a But to do good and to communi- debtors they are. For if the Gentiles cate forget not; for with such sacri- have been made partakers of their fices God is well pleased, Heb. xiii. spiritual things, their duty is also to 16. He that oppresseth the poor re- minister unto them in carnal things, proacheth his Maker: but he that IV. 25—27. Now concerning the honoureth him hath mercy on the poor, collection for the saints, as I have Prov, xiv. 31. And whosoever shall given order to the churches of Galatia, give to drink unto one of these little even so do ye. Upon the first day of ones a cup of cold water only in the the week let every one of you lay by name of a disciple, verily, I say unto him in store, as God hath prospered you, he shall in no wise lose his re- him, that there be no gatherings when ward, Matt. x. 42. For I was an I come. And when I come, whom. hungered, and ye gave me meat: 1soever ye shall approve by your letwas thirsty, and ye gave me drink : ters, them will I send to bring your I was a stranger, and ye took me in : liberality unto Jerusalem, 1 Cor. xvi. Naked and ye clothed me: I was sick 1-3. Moreover, brethren, we do and
ye visited me: I was in prison, you to wit of the grace of God beand ye came unto me. Then shall stowed on the churches of Macedonia ; the righteous answer him, saying, How that in a great trial of affliction Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, the abundance of their joy and their and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave deep poverty abounded_unto the thee to drink? When saw we thee a riches of their liberality. For to their stranger, and took thee in? or naked, power, I bear record, yea, and beyond and clothed thee? Or when saw we their power they were willing of themthee sick, or in prison, and came unto selves; Praying us with much inthee? And the King shall answer and treaty that we would receive the say unto them, Verily, I say unto you, gift, and tuke upon us the fellowship Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the ministering to the saints, And of the least of these my brethren, ye this they did, not as we hoped, but have done it unto me, xxv. 35–40. first gave their ownselves to the Lord, For whosoever shall give you a cup and unto us by the will of God. In. of water to drink in my name, be- somuch that we desired Titus, that as cause ye belong to Christ, verily I he had begun, so he would also finish say unto you, he shall not lose his re- in you the same grace also. Thereward, Mark ix. 41. And all that fore, as ye abound in every thing, in believed were together, and had all faith, and utterance, and knowledge, things common; And sold their pos- and in all diligence, and in your love sessions and goods, and parted them to us, see that ye abound in his grace to all men, as every man had need, also. I speak not by commandment, Acts ü. 44, 45. Neither was there any but by occasion of the forwardness of among them that lacked: for as many others, and to prove the sincerity of as were possessors of lands or houses your love. For ye know the grace of sold them, and brought the prices of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though the things that were sold, And laid he was rich, yet for your sakes he bethem down at the apostles' feet : and came poor, that ye through his poverty distribution was made unto every might be rich, 2 Cor. viii. 1—9. For man according as he had need, iv. 34, as touching the ministering to the 35. Then the disciples every man saints, it is superfluous for me to write according to his ability, determined to you, ix. 1. Being enriched in every to send relief unto the brethren which thing to all bountifulness, which dwelt in Judæa, xi. 29. Distributing causeth_through us thanksgiving to to the necessity of saints: given to God. For the administration of this hospitality, Rom. xii. 13. But now service not only supplieth the want I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto of the saints, but is abundant alsa the saints. For it hath pleased them by many thanksgirings unto God;
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A. D. 64. Whiles by the experiment of this we the love of God, because he laid ministration they glorify God for your down his life for us : and we ought to professed subjection unto the Gospel lay down our lives for the brethren. of Christ, and for your liberal distri- But whoso hath this world's good, bution unto them, and unto all men; and seeth his brother bare need, and And by their prayer for you, which shutteth up his bowels of compassion long after you for the exceeding grace from him, how dwelleth the love of of God in you. Thanks be unto God God in him? 1 John iii. 14--17.
his unspeakable gift, 11—15. As we have therefore opportunity, let us
VER. 11. do good unto all men, especially unto 'Επιθυμούμεν δε έκαστον υμών την αυτήν them who are of the houshold of | ενδείκνυσθαι σπουδήν προς την πληροφορίας faith, Gal. vi. 10. For even in Thes- vñs ex zidos axpı Tiaouso salonica ye sent once and again unto
And a we desire that every one of you my necessity. Not because I desire a gift : but I desire fruit
do shew the same diligence to the full abound to your account. But I have
assurance c of hope unto the end : all, and abound : I am full, having
a Or he that exhorteth, on exhortareceived of Epaphroditus the things tion: he that giveth, let him do it with which were sent from you, an odour of simplicity; he that ruleth, with dilia sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, gence; he that sheweth mercy, with well-pleasing to God, Phil. iv. 16 cheerfulness, Rom. xii. 8. Not sloth. 18. And whatsoever ye do in word ful in business ; fervent in spirit; or deed, do all in the name of the Lord serving the Lord, 11. Therefore, my Jesus, giving thanks to God and the beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, un. Father by him, Col. iii. 17. That moveable, always abounding in the they do good, that they be rich in work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye good works, ready to distribute, will know that your labour is not in vain ing to communicate, 1 Tim. vi. 18. in the Lord, 1 Cor. xv. 58. And let The Lord grant unto him that he may us not be weary in well doing : for in find mercy of the Lord in that day: due season we shall reap, if we faint and in how many things he minister- not, Gal. vi. 9. And this I pray, that ed unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest your love may abound yet more and very well, 2 Tim. i. 18. Hearing of more in knowledge and in all judgthy love and faith which thou hast ment; That ye may approve things toward the Lord Jesus, and toward that are excellent; that ye may be all saints ; That the communication sincere and without offence till the of thy faith may become effectual by day of Christ; Being filled with the the acknowledging of every good fruits of righteousness, which are by thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. Jesus Christ unto the glory and praise For we have great joy and consolation of God, Phil. i. 9–11. Let us therein thy love, because the bowels of the fore, as many as be perfect, be thus saints are refreshed by thee, brother, minded : and if in any thing ye be Philem. 5–7. If a brother or sister otherwise minded, God shall reveal be naked, and destitute of daily food, even this unto you, iii. 15. And inAnd one of you say unto them, De- deed ye do it toward all the brethren part in peace, be ye warıned and which are in all Macedonia: but we filled; notwithstanding ye give them beseech you, brethren, that ye innot those things which are needful to crease more and more, 1 Thess. iv. the body; what doth it profit? Even 10. Be ye, brethren, not weary in so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, well doing, 2 Thess. üi. 13. And bebeing alone, Jam. ii. 15–17. We side this, giving all diligence, add to know that we have passed from death your faith virtue; and to virtue knowunto life, because we love the breth- ledge; And to knowledge temperren. He that loveth not his brother ance; and to temperance patience ; abideth in death. Whosoever hateth and to patience godliness ; And to his brother is a murderer: and ye godliness brotherly kindness; and to know that no murderer hath eternal brotherly kindness charity. For if Jífe abiding in him. Hereby perceive these things be in you, and abound,
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A. D. 64. they make you that ye shall neither be that is slothful in his work is brother barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge to him that is a great waster, xviii. 9. of our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 Pet, i. 5 His lord answered and said unto -8. Wherefore, beloved, seeing him, Thou wicked and slothful ser. that ye look for such things, be dili- yant, thou knewest that I reap where gent that ye may be found of him in 1 sowed not, and gather where I have peace, without spot, and blameless, not strawed, Matt. xxv. 26. Not iii. 14.
slothful in business ; fervent in spirit; • Let us draw near with a true serving the Lord, Rom. xii. 11. heart in full assurance of faith, hav. b Wherefore seeing we also are ing our hearts sprinkled from an compassed about with so great a evil conscience, and our bodies wash- cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside ed with pure water, Heb. x. 22. And every weight, and the sin which doth the work of righteousness shall be so easily beset us, and let us run with peace; and the effect of righteousness patience the race that is set before quietness and assurance for ever, Isa. us, Heb. xii. 1. Remember them xxxii. 17. That their hearts might which have the rule over you, who be comforted, being knit together in have spoken unto you the word of love, and unto all riches of the full God: whose faith follow, considering assurance of understanding, to the the end of their conversation, xiii. 7. acknowledgment of the mystery of If thou know not, O thou fairest God, and of the Father, and of Christ, among women, go thy way forth by Col. ii. 2. For our Gospel came not the footsteps of the flock, and feed unto you in word only, but also in thy kids beside the shepherds' tents, power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in Cant. i. 8. Thus saith the LORD, much assurance; as ye know what Stand ye in the ways and see, and ask manner of men we were among you for the old paths, where is the good for your sake, 1 Thess. i. 5. Where-way, and walk therein, and ye
shall fore the rather, brethren, give dili- find rest for your souls. But they gence to make your calling and elec- said, We will not walk therein, Jer. vi. tion sure : for if ye do these things 16. And the father of circumcision ye shall never fall, 2 Pet. i. 10. We to them who are not of the circumciknow that we have passed from death sion only, but who also walk in the unto life, because we love the breth- steps of that faith of our father Abra
He that loveth not his brother ham, which he had being yet uncirabideth in death, 1 John iii. 14. And cumcised, Rom. iv. 12. Take, my hereby we know that we are of the brethren, the prophets who have truth, and shall assure our hearts spoken in the name of the Lord, for before him, 19.
an example of suffering affliction, and c See on Rom. v. ver. 2. clause 3. of patience. Behold, we count them d See on chap. iii. ver. 6. clause 3. happy which endure. Ye have heard
of the patience of Job, and have seen VER. 12.
the end of the Lord ; that the Lord is "Iva few vaOpoè yemebe, Migentai dè tão very pitiful, and of tender mercy, dià wistewe rai Maxgobujías xanpovo- Jam. v. 10, 11. For after this manμούντων τας επαγγελίας. .
ner in the old time the holy women
also, who trusted in God, adorned That a ye be not slothful, b but fol- themselves, being in subjection unto lowers of them © who through faith and their own husbands: Even as Sara patience d inherit the promises.
obeyed Abraham, calling him lord : a Of whom we have many things whose daughters ye are, as long as ye to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing do well, and are not afraid with any ye are dull of hearing, Heb. v. 11. amazement, 1 Pet. iii. 5, 6. The hand of the diligent shall bear c And so after he had patiently enrule: but the slothful shall be under dured, he obtained the promise, ver. tribute, Prov. xii. 24. The soul of 15. For ye have need of patience, the sluggard desireth, and hath no that, after ye have done the will of thing: but the soul of the diligent God, ye might receive the promise, shall be made fat, xiii. 4. He also X. 36. By faith Abraham, when he
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was called to go out into a placeHere is the patience and the faith of which he should after receive for an the saints, Rev. xiï. 10. Here is the inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, patience of the saints: here are they not knowing whither he went. By that keep the commandments of God, faith he sojourned in the land of pro- and the faith of Jesus, xiv. 12. mise, as in a strange country, dwell d Are they not all ministering spiing in tabernacles with Isaac and rits, sent forth to minister for them Jacob, the heirs with him of the same who shall be heirs of salvation, Heb. promise: For he looked for a city i. 14. For ye have need of patience, which hath foundations, whose builder that, after ye have done the will of and maker is God. Through faith God, ye might receive the promise, also Sara herself received strength to X. 36. By faith he sojourned in the conceive seed, and was delivered of land of promise, as in a strange a child when she was past age, be- country, dwelling in tabernacles with cause she judged bim faithful who Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him had promised. Therefore sprang there of the same promise, xi. 9. By faith even of one, and him as good as Abraham, when he was tried, offered dead, so many as the stars of the up Isaac: and he that had received sky in multitude, and as the sand the promises offered up his only bewhich is by the sea shore innumerable. gotten son, 17. Who through faith These all died in faith, not having subdued kingdoms, wrought rightereceived the promises, but having seen ousness, obtained promises, stopped them afar off, and were persuaded of the mouths of lions, 33. I am the them, and embraced them, and con- God of Abraham, and the God of fessed that they were strangers and Isaac, and the God of Jacob ? God is pilgrims on the earth. For they that not the God of the dead, but of the say such things declare plainly that living, Matt. xxi. 32. And it came they seek a country. And truly, if to pass that the beggar died, and was they had been mindful of that country carried by angels into Abraham's bofrom whence they came out, they som: the rich man also died, and was might have had opportunity to have buried, Luke xvi. 22. Now that the returned. But now they desire a dead are raised, even Moses shewed better country, that is, an heavenly; at the bush, when he calleth the Lord wherefore God is not ashamed to be the God of Abraham, and the God of called their God : for he hath pre- Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Fot he pared for them a city, xi. 8—16. But is not a God of the dead, but of the that on the good ground are they, living; for all live unto him, xx. 37, which in an honest and good heart, 38. And this is the promise that he having heard the word, keep it, and hath promised us, even eternal life, bring forth fruit with patience, Luke 1 John ii. 25. And I heard a voice viii. 15. To them who by patient from heaven saying unto me, Write, continuance in well doing seek for Blessed are the dead which die in the glory and honour and immortality, Lord from henceforth : Yea, saith the eternal life, Rom. ii. 7. But if we Spirit, that they may rest from their hope for that we see not, then do we labours; and their works do follow with patience wait for it. Likewise them, Rev. xiv. 13. the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities : for we know not what we should pray
VER. 13. for as we ought: but the Spirit itself Το γαρ Αβραάμ επαγγειλάμενος και maketh intercession for us with groan- Θεός, έπει κατ' ουδενός είχε μείζονος ομόσαι, ings which cannot be uttered, viii. Ä pove xal' lavtoữ, 25, 26. Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, ham, because he could swear by no
For when God made promise to Abraand patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and greater, a he sware by himself, our Father, 1 Thess. 1. 3. He that a For men verily swear by the leadeth into captivity shall go into greater : and an oath for confirmacaptivity: he that killeth with the tion is to them an end of all strife. sword must be killed with the sword. I Wherein God, willing more abun