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15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?

16 For 9 if 13 the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy : and if the root be holy, so are the branches.

17 And if some of the r branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert

graffed in among them, 14 and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

18 "Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

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the wives. Jude, 23 : Others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire.

Lev. xxiii. 10: Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest. Numb. xv. 18–21: Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the whither I bring you, then it shall be, that, when ye eat of the bread of the land, ye shall offer up an heave offering unto the LORD. Ye shall offer up a cake of the first of your dough for an heave offering : as ye

do the heave offering of the threshingfloor, so shall ye heave it. Of the first of your dough ye shall give unto the LORD an heave offering in your generations.

r Jer. xi. 16: The LORD called thy name, A green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.

Acts, ii. 39 : For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. Eph. ii. 12, 13 : That at that time

ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world : but now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

* Eph. iii. 6: That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the Gospel.

ul Cor. x. 12: The words under ver, 20.


19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.

20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but w fear :

21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.

22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity ; but toward thee, goodness, *if thou continue in his goodness : otherwise thou also shalt be y cut off.

23 And they also, ? if they abide not in unbelief, shall be graffed in : for God is able to graff them in again.

24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature,15 and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much

15 cut off from the wild olive tree which was natural to thee. Ham.

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Rom. xii, 16.

w Pro. xxviii. 14: Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief. IsA. Ixvi. 2 : To this man will I look, even to him that is of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word. 1 Cor. x. 12: Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. Phi. ii. 12: Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling

* I Cor. xv. 2: By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. Heb. iii. 6, 14: Whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end, do. x. 23,38 : Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering ; (for he is faithful that promised.) Now the just shall live by faith : but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

y John, xv. 2: Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

z 2 Cor. iii. 16: Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.

more shall these, which be the natural branches, 16 be graffed into their own olive tree?

25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery ;" lest ye should be *wise in your own conceits ; that blindness 18 in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob :

27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

28 As concerning the Gospel, they are enemies for your sakes : but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ 19 sakes.

3 which are according to nature. Ham. 17 secret. Co. Ma. Gen. 18 hardness. A. V. 19 their fathers. Co. * Rom. xii. 16. The words under ver. 20.

Ver. 7. 2 Cor. ii. 14 : But their minds were blinded : for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.

LUKE, xxi. 24: Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. Rev. vii. 9: After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb.

d Ps. xiv.7: O that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! Isa. xxvij. 9: By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin. do. lix. 20 : The Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD. JER. xxxi. 31, &c: Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah, &c. Heb. viii. 8: For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when, &c. as in Jeremiah. do. x. 16: This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, ! will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them.

* Deut. vii. 8: But because the Lord loved you, and be

29 For the gifts and calling of God are f without repentance.

30 For as ye in 6 times past have not believed 20 God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:21

31 Even so have these also now not believed 22 that through your mercy 23 they also may

obtain mercy.

32 For h God hath concluded them all 24 in unbelief,25 that he might have mercy upon all.

33 0 the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how kunsearch

obeyed. A. V. 21 disobedience. We. 22 obeyed. A. V. 23 the mercy bestowed on you. Wh. 24 shut them all up together. A. V.

25 disobedience. We. Pu.


cause he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. do. ix. 5: Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. do. x. 15: Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.

ENUMB. xxiii. 19. See on Rom. iii. 3.

& Eph. ii. 2: Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience. Col. iii. 7 : In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. h Gal. iii. 22. See on Rom. iii. 23.

Ps. cvii. 8, &c: Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of

* Job, v. 9: Which doeth great things and unsearchable ; marvellous things without number. do. ix. 10: Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number. do. xi. 7 : Canst thou by searching find out God ? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection ? Ps. xxxvi. 6: Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments


able are his judgments, and his ways past finding out !

34 For who hath 'known the mind of the Lord ? or who hath been his counsellor ?

35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again ?

36 For °of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: P to whom 26be glory for ever. Amen.

26 to him. A. V.


are a great deep. do. xcii. 5: O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep. 2 Es DR. v. 40: Like as thou canst do none of these things that I have spoken of, even so canst thou not find out my judgment, or in the end the love that I have promised unto my people. Ecclus.xviii. 4: To whom hath he given power to declare his works ? and who shall find out his noble acts?

1 JOB, xv. 8: Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself? Isa. xl. 13: Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him? JER. xxiii. 18: Who hath stood in the counsel of the LORD, and hath perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it? WISD, ix, 13: What man is he that can know the counsel of God? or who can think what the will of the Lord is? Ecclus. xlii. 21: Unto him may nothing be added, neither can he be diminished, and he hath no need of any counsellor. 1 Cor. ii. 16: Who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him ? but we have the mind of Christ. JOB, xxxvi. 22 : Behold, God exalteth by his power:

who teacheth like him?

n JOB, xxxv. 7: If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand ? do. xli. 11: Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him ? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.

• See on John, i. 3.

p Gal. i. 5 : To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Tim. i. 17: Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. 2 Tim. iv. 18: And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. HEB. xiii. 21: Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.


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