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RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD.

91 sweareth falsely ; in any of all these that a man doeth, sipping therein : then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found. Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass-offering.

(Lev. vi. 2-5.

RESURRECTION.

Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. [Rom. xiv.9.

Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures ; and was buried, and rose again the third day according to the scriptures. And was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: after that he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that he was seen of James ; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. Now, if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead. But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen, and if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses, of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised; and if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain : ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are pe. rished. if in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order : Christ the first-fruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, 92

RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD. even the Father ; when he shall have put down all rule, and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith, all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted which did put all things under him. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. Else what shall they do which are bap. tized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead? And why stand we in jeopardy every hour : I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. if after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me if the dead rise not ? let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we die. But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickeved, except it die. And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or some other grain : but God give eth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of the beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial : but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is ano. ther. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars ; for one star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the resur. rection of the dead: it is sown in corruption ; it is raised in incorruption : it is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory : it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power : it is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a liv. ing soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy ; the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy; and as is the heavenly, such are

REVENGE.

93 they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the images of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth cor. ruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mys. tery ; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; (for the trumpet shall sound ;) and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corrupti. ble shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in vic. tory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

(1 Cor. xv. 3-55. That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death: if by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. [Phil. iii. 10, 11,

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Recompense to no man evil for evil. (Rom. xii, 17.

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath : for it is written, Vengeance is mine ; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, feed him ; if he thirst, give him drink : for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

[Rom. xii, 19, 20. Thou shalt not avenge nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord.

(Lev. xix. 18. Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth : but I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that ask. eth thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

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(Ps. cxlv. 1-18. It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most high : to shew forth thy loving kindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night, upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound. For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands. O Lord, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.

(Ps. xcii. 1-5. Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles ; and laud him, all ye people.

[Rom, xv. 11. To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever.

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