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apostle osthe Gentiles, I magnifie mine office: 14. If by any means I may provoke to emulation than which are my flesh, and mightp lave some of them. 15. For if the casting away of them be the reconciling ot" the World; what Jhall the receiving ofthembet but life from the dead? i6k For if the first-fruit be holy,^the lump is also holy 1 and if the root be holy, so are the branches. 17. And if some of the q branches be broken off, and thou being a r wild olive-tree, wert • grassed in * amongst [Or,/er] them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive-tree; 18. u Boast not against the branches: but if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. 19. Thou wilt fay 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 high-minded, but * 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 sell, severity j but towards thee, goodness, b if thou continue

14. p Mat. 18. i y. IF he shall with the noise of a greatTumult hs hear thee, rhou hast gained thy Bro- hath kindled Fire upon it, and the tier, f 1 Cor. 7. 16". For what know- Branches of it are broken. est theu, O Wife, whether thou r Eph. a. Ii. At that time ye

shalt save thy Husband? Or how j were without Christ, being Aliens knowest thou, O Man, whether from the Common-wealth of Israel, thou shalt save thy Wife? si Cor. and Strangers from the Covenants 9. r<j, sa. —I made my self a Ser- of Promise, having nt best, and vant unto all, that I might gain the without God in the World, more. —I am made all things to 13 s Eph. 3. 6. That the Gentiles al! Men, that I might by all means should be Fellow-heirs, and of the save feme, t 1 Tim. 4.. 16. Take same Body, and partakers of his Pro* heed unto thy self, aud unto thy mile in Christ, by the Gospel. Doctrine; continue in them: for' 18. " f 1 Cor. Id Is. The Words in doing this, thou stialt both save j 5 under Ver. io. thy self aud them that hear thee. 20. * f Prov. 18. 14. Happy is

f Jam. 5. 10. He that converteth a the Man that searetb alway: but he Sinner from the Error of his Way, that hardneth his Heart (hall fall shall lave a Soul fiom Death— into Mischief, t Isa. 66. 2. —To 1 Pet. ;. t. Likewise ye Wives, i'o this Man will I look, even to him be in subjection to your own that is poor, and of a contrite SpiHusbands, that if any obey not the r*t, and trcmbleth at my Word. Word, they illo may without the ?1 Cor. 10. 12. Let him that thinkWord be won by the Conversation os eth he standeth, take heed lest he the Wive,-. Jude ver. 23. Others 25 fall, t Phil. 2. 12. —Workout save with fear, pulling them cut your own Salvation with sear and gf the lire trembling

»7 *' tj.tt. 11. 16. The Lord 22. h f 1 Cor. 15. 2. By which

piled thy Name, A-green Olive- also ye arc saved, ifje keep in MeTree, t»»f and of goodly Fruit.- 30 morj tinue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be c cut off

23. And they also, if they bide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to A graff them in again.

24. For if thou wert cut out of the olive-tree which is wild by nature, and were grassed contrary to nature into a good olive-tree; how much more malt these which be the natural branches, be grassed into their own olive-tree?

25. For I would not brethren, that ye mould be ignorant of this mystery {lest ye mould be wile in your own conceits) that * blindness QOr, hardness-] in part is happened to Israel, e until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 26. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, f There mall come outofSionthe deliverer, and mall 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 fake: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the * fathers fake. 29.

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«*7 what I preached unto you, PsaJ. 14. 7. O that the Salvation of unless ye have believed in vain. Israel were come cut of Zion.— tHeb. 3. 6, tOf.—Whose House t Isa. 27. 9. By this therefore shall "ewe, if we hold fast the Confi- the Iniquity of Jacob be purged, dence, and the rejoicing of the 5 and this is all the Fruit to take aHope firm unto the End. For we way h'\s Sin.— t Jer. 31. 31, dr*, •re made Partaker!of Christ, »/we Behold, the Days come, faith the hold the beginning, of our Confi- Lord, that I will make a new Cove* dtnee stedfast untt the End. nant with the House of Israel, and

c t Joh. 15. i. Every Branch inIO withthe House of Judah,&c. tHeb. methatbeareth not Fruit, he ta- 8.8. For finding Fault with this, htbmiy; and every Branch that he faith, Behold, the Days come beareth Fruit, he purgeth it, that (faith the Lord) when, &c. as in it may bring forth more Fruit. Jeremiah, t Heb. 10. 16. This is »5-4 t a Cor. 3.16. Neverthe* 15 the Covenant that I will make with Ms, when it shall rwatothe Lord, them, after those Days, faith the the Vail shall be taken away. Lord, I will put my Laws into

»5-'' t Luk. ar. 34. —Jferusa- their Hearts, and in their Mind* ltm shall be trodden down of the will I write them. Gentiles, until the Times of the*0 28. s Gen. 17. 7. I will eltaGatt'Jw be fulfilled. '.: Rev. 7.9. blish my Covenant between me After this, I beheld, and lo, a great and thee, and thy Seed after thee in latitude, which no Man could their Generations, for an everlast-v Number, of all Nations, and Kin- ing Covenant; to be a God unro tads, and People, and Tongues, as thee, and thy Seed after thee, stood before the Throne, and be- Lev. 26. 44. When they be in thefore the Lamb.—7 Land of their Enemies, I will not

**• ' f Isa. 5J. ao. The Redeem? cast them away, neither will I ab"lall come to Zion, and unto hor them, to destroy them utterly, rtiem that turn from Transgression 3 o and to break my Covenant with "i Jacob, faith the Lord, f See she in: for I am the Lord their God, For the gifts and calling of God are h without repentance,

30. For as ye in times past have not * believed [[Or, obeyed? God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief

31. Even so have these also now not * believed s_Or, obeyed^ that through your mercy they al& may obtain mercy. 32 For 1 God hath * concluded them all £Or, jhut them all up together! in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all. 33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how k unsearchable are his judgments, anc his ways past finding out! 34. For who hath 1 known th< mind of the Lord, or who hath been his counscller? 35 Gr who hath first "given- to him, and it shall be recompen led unto him again 7 36. For n of h*m, and through him, and to him, are all things: to * whom s_Gr. him} bt glory for ever. Amen

CHAP.

«9- * t Numb. 13.19. See on restrain Wisdom to thy self? Rom. 3. 3. * Isa. 40. 13. Who hath direSed

32- ' f Gal. 3.2a., See on Rom. the Spirit of the Lord, or being 3. 23. his Counsellor, hath taught him?

33. * Job <f. 9. Which doth ytjer. 23. 18. Who hath Hood in great things and unsearchable; mar- the Counsel of the Lord, and hath vellous things without Number, perceived and heard his Word? Job 9. 10. Which doth great Who hath marked his Word and things past finding out, yea, and heard it? * Wisd. 9. 13. What Wonders without Number. tJ0Di°Man is he that can kntva the ComII. 7. Canst thou by searching find set of God? or who can think tut God? Canst thou find o»f the what the Will of the Lord is? Almightyunto Perfection ? fPsal. Ecclesiasticus 42. 21. —Unto him 36.6.I hy Righteousness is like the may nothing be added, neither }.reat Mountains; thy J udgmtnt s 1 j can he be diminished, and he hath arc l great does.— P.lal. 92. 5. O no need of any Counsellor. * I Cor, Lord, how gnat are thy Works .' 2. 16. Who hath known the Mindoi and thy Thoughts are very deep, the Lord, that he may injlrutt a Esdr. 5. 4-. Like us thou canst him? But we have the Mind of do none of these things that thou 10 Christ.

hast spoken of tven so canst rhou 3$. m t Job 3 $. f. If thou be mt find put my Judgment, or in the righteous, what givest thou him? end the Love that I have promised or what receiverh he of thine hand? tinro my People. Ecclesiasticus t Job 4«- »Who hath preventtd i*. 4. To whom harh he given mt, that I should repay him ? what. Power to declare his Works ? and * soever is under the whole Heaven wh'> fbzUfinaou! his noble Acts i is mine.

34. 1 Job 15 8. Haft thou hrmtd 36". n t 1 Cor. 8. 6. \ Col. the Secret of God? and djost thou Jo\ See on Jon. 1.3.

CHAP. XII.

I'Beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, * that ye c present your bodies a d living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2. And be not e conformed to tins world: but be ye f transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may * prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. 3. For I fay, through the h grace given

unto

1 * t s Cor. 10. 1. Now I If any Man love the World, the, Paul my self beseech you by the Love of the Father is not in Meekneis and Gentleness of him. Wisd. a. 12. Let us lie in Christ.— wait for the Righteous ,• because

b f 1 Pet. a j. Ye also as live- yhe is not for our turn, and he is fy Stones, are built up a spiritual clean contrary to our doings: ho House, an holy Priesthood, to offer upbraideth us with our offending ■unspiritual Sacrifices, acceptable to the Law, and objecteth to our In* God by Jesus Christ. farny the Transgressings of our

c V Psal. 50. 13, 14. Willl eat 10 Education, the Flesh of Bulls, or drink the * t Eph. *8. The Eyes Blood of Goats? Offer unto God of your Understanding being enThanksgiving, and pay thy Vows Ughtned; that ye may know what unto the most High, f Rom. 6. is the Hope of his Calling find whac 13, 16. Neither yieldye your Mem-15 the Riches of the Glory of his Inters as Instruments of Unrighteous- heritance in the Saints, t Eph.4. nest unto Sin: but yield your 32, 23, 24. That ye put off conselves unto God, as those that are *- cerning the former Conversation, live from the Dead; and your the old Man, which is corrupt, acMetnbers as Instruments of Righte-aooording to the deceitful Lusts: ousness unto God. Know ye not and be renewed in the Spirit of your that to whom ye yield your selves Mind; and that ye put on the new. Servants to obey, his Servants ye are Man, which after God is created in tt ■whom ye obey; whether of Sin Righteousness and true Holiness, unto Death, or of Obedience unto *J t Col. 1. 21, 12. You that were Righteousness? 1 Cor. 6. 20. Ye sometime alienajed, and Enemies are bought with a Price: there- in your Mind by wicked Works, fore gltrisie God in your Body, and yet now hath he reconciled, in in your Spirit, which are Gods. the Body of his Flesh through

Heb. 10. 20. By a ntn> and 30 Death,to present you holy, and unliving Way which he hath conse- blameabh, and unreproveable in his d for us, through the Vail, Sight, f Col. 3.10. And have pujt is to fay, his Fkfb. on the new Man, which is renewed

Exod. 23. a. Thou slialt in knowledge, after the Image of him not follow a Multitude to dp e-35 that created him. vil.— v 1 Pet. 1. 14. As obedi- * t Eph_ 5. i», 17. See on 1 ent Children, not fajhoning yout Thesq.3.'

selves according to the former 3. h t ' Cor. 3. Ja. See on, Lusts, in your Ignorance. 11 Joh. Rom, 1. 5. 2. 15. Lovemt the World, neither40 the things which are in the World.

unto me, to every man that is among you, 'l not to think of himself, more highly than he ought to think} but to think * soberly [Gr. to sobriety] according as God hath * dealt to every man the measure of faith. 4. For as we have many '. members in one body, and all members have not the fame office. 5. So m we being many are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

.' t Prov. sy. 27.—For Men to very Part, maketh the Increase of search their own Glory, is not Glory, the Body, unto the edifying of it t Eccl. 7. 16. —Neither make thy seisin Love, self over.wise.— Prov.. 3. 7. Be y. * 1 Cor. 6. ly. Know ye not not visein thine own Eyes — Prov. 5 that your Bodies are the Members of 26.16. The Sluggard is vifer in Christ.— f 1 Cor. 10. 17. We his ovnCorueit than seven Men that being many, are one Bread, and one can render a Reason. Isa. y. 21. Body.— 1 Cor. n. 3. — The Head Wo unto them that are vise in of every Man it Christ.— 1 Cor. their own Eyes, and prudent in 101*. so, 27. But now are they matheir own Sight. Rom. 11. 20, ny Members, yet but one Body, ay. Be not high-minded, but Now ye are the Body qf Christ, fcar.— Lest ye fliould be vise in and Members in particular. Eph. your own Conceits. Rom, 12. 16. 1. 22, 23. '—And gave him, to be -Be nor wife in your evn Conetits.jf the Head over all things to the Mat. ay. 1 y. Unto one he gave Church, which is his Body.— Eph.2. five Talents, to another tvo, to «». id, 21. That he might reconcile t^er'ne> every Man according to both unto Qpd in one Body by the Iris several Ælitj.— t 1 Cor. 12. Cross,— In whom all the Building 7i it- The Manifestation of the 2o fitly framed together, groweth. unSpirir, is given to evpry Man to to an holy Temple in the Lore}. profit withal. All these worketh Eph. 4. 12, iy, 16, 2y. —For the that °ne and the self-same Spirit, Edifying of the Body of Christ. But dividing to every Man severally as speaking the Truth in Love, may he will, t Eph. 4.. 7. Unto every a» grow up into him in all things, one of us is given Grace according which is the Head, even Christ" 1 to the Measure of the* Gift of Christ. from whom, &c. as under Ver. 4.

4 ' t 1 Cor. 12. 12,13. As the Wherefore putting away Lying, Body is one, and hath many Mint- speak every Man Truth with his ber.t, and all the Members of that one ,0 Neighbour: for we are Members Body,t being many, are one Body; so one of another. Eph. y. 23, 30. also Is Christ. For by one Spirit —Christ is the Head of the Church. are we all bapriied into one Body.—' We are Members of his Body, of t Eph.4. 4, 16. There is one Body, his Flelh, and of his Bones. Col. and one Spirit, even as ye are cal-,. i. 18, 24. He is the Head of the led in one hope of your Calling. Body the Church.—r Who now reFrom whom {Christ] the whole Bo- joke in roy Sufferings for you, dy sidy joined together and com' and fill up that which is behind of pasted by that'whieh every joint the Afflictions of Christ in my supp'ierh, according to theestectu-4oFlesti, for hisBtdies sake, which, is al Working in the Measure of e- the Chitrch! .

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