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of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching“ the law, a Pharisee;

6 Concerning " zeal, °persecuting the Church; P touching the righteousness which is in the law, 9 blameless.

7 But what things were "gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of

* according to. Pu. 3 by. Ham.

m See on Acrs, xxiii. 6.

n Acts, xxii. 3: I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day. Gal. i. 13, 14: For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the Church of God, and wasted it : and profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.

• See on Acts, viii. 3; also on John, xvi. 2.

p Rom. x.3,5 : For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.

9 Luke, i. 6: And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

"Mat. xiii. 44 : The kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field ; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

• Jer. ix. 23, 24 : Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches : but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth : for in these things I delight, saith the LORD. 1 Cor. ii. 2: For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. See on JOHN, xvii. 3.

Christ Jesus my Lord : for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

9 And be found in him, not having 'mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the "righteousness which is of God by faith :

10 That I may 'know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the W fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

11 If by any means I might *attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

12 Not as though I had already Y attained, either were already a perfect : but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. 6 vile. Cr. Br.

8 through. Pu.

7 faith in Chrisi. We.

t Rom. x. 3, 15 : The words under ver. 6.

Rom. ix. 30: What shall we say then ? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. do. x. 6: But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above.) See on Rom. i. 17.

v Rom. iv. 25: Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

w Rom. vi. 3–5: Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death : that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection. See on Acts, xiv. 22.

* Acts, xxvi. 7 : Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.

y 1 Tim. vi. 12: Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life.

2 See on Heb. xiii. 21.

13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended : but this one thing I do, "forgetting those things which are behind, and oreaching forth unto those things which are before,

14 d I press toward the mark for the prize of the e high calling' of God in Christ Jesus.

15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, & be thus minded : and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, i let us mind the same thing. 10

9 And (according to the mark appointed) I press to the reward of the high calling, &c. Cr. By the goal I hasten to the prize of the superval calling, &c. Ham. 10 let us proceed by one rule, that we may be of one accord. Co. Ma. Cr. let us be unanimous ; let us walk by the same rule. Wh.

a See on Luke, x. 42.

b Ps. xlv. 10 : Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house. LUKE, ix. 62 : No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. 2 Cor. v. 16: Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh : yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.

c1 Cor. ix. 24, 26 : So run, that ye may obtain. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly. 1 : Leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection.

1 2 Tim. iv. 7,8: I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith : henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day : and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Heb. xi. 1: Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.

e See on Rom. i. 7.
* See on Heb. xiii. 21.

& Gal. v. 10: I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye

will be none otherwise minded : but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.

GAL. vi. 16: As many as, walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy.


17 Brethren, be k followers " together of me, and mark 12 them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.

18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the 'enemies of the cross of Christ :

19 m Whose end is destruction, "whose God is their belly, and ° whose glory is in their shame, P who mind earthly things.)

11 imitators. Pu. 12 take notice of. Pu. PHI. ii. 2. See on JOHN, xvii. 11. See on 1 Cor. xi. 1.

Gal. i. 7: Which is not another, but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the Gospel of Christ. do. ii. 21: I do not frustrate the grace of God : for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. Phl. i. 15, 16 : Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will. The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds. See on GAL. iv. 29.

m 2 Cor. xi. 15 : Whose end [the ministers of Satan] shall be according to their works. 2 Pet. ii. 1: But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon

themselves swift destruction. » Rom. xvi. 18 : They that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly. . 1 Tim. vi. 5: Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

• Hos. iv. 7: As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame. 2 Cor. xi. 12 : That I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as

Gal. vi. 13: Neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.

Rom. viii. 5 : They that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh. 2 Cor. xii. 17, 18: Did I make a gain of you by any of them whom I sent unto you? Did Titus make á gain of you? I Tim. vi. 5: Men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness. Tit. i. ]l : Teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. 2 Pet. ii. 3 : Through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you.



15 virtue,

20 For 9 our conversation is in heaven ;13 r from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ :

21 Who shall change our vile body, 14 that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, "according to the working 15 whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

CHAP. IV. 1 From particular admonitions, 4 he proceedeth to general exhorta.

tions, 10 showing how he rejoiced at their liberality towards him lying in prison, not so much for the supply of his own wants, as for the grace of God in them ; 19 and so he concludeth with prayer and salutations. THEREFORE, my brethren dearly beloved

we are citizens of heaven, or heaven is the city of which we are free. Ham. 14 the body of our humility. Rh. our mean body. Pu. or energy. Ham.

9 Eph. ii. 6, 19: And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the houshold of God. Col. ii. 1, 3: If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

"Acts, i. 11: Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up

into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

See on 1 Cor. i. 7.

1 Cor. xv. 43, 48, 49: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory : it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Col. iii. 4: When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

. 1 John, M. 2: We know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him.

u Eph. i. 19: And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.

1 Cor. xv. 26, 27 : The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For he hath put all things under his feet.

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