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he ! manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to iroftt withal. 8. For to one is given by the Spirit, the word fwisdom; to another the sil word of knowledge by the ame Spirit. 9. To another n faith by the fame Spirit; to notherthe ° gifts of healing by the fame Spirit; 10. To notherthe v working of miracles; to another q prophecy;
0 another r discerning of spirits ; to another s divers kinds it'tongues; to. another the interpretation of tongues. 11. iut all these worketh that one and the self-fame Spirit, u dividing to every man severally a as he will. 12. For as the
1 body is one, and hath many members, and all the memKis of that one body, being many, are one body:
) so also is Christ. 13. For d by one Spirit are we all'
1 . baptized
7.1 7Eph~4.7'. : '■' 1 Pet. 4. Man, the Measure cfFaith. Having
10. Seeon Rom. 12.6,&c. then Gifts differing according to the
8. " t 1 Cor. 13. a, 8. Though Grace that isgiven to us.— i Cor.3. [have — all knowledge,— and have 5., Who then is Paul, and who is) 10 Charity, Iain noshing.— Whe- 5 Apollos, but Ministers by whom. :her there be knowledge, it shall va- ye believed, even is the Lord gave aifliaway. • r - •- to every Man. si Cor. 7.7.—E-'
9. ". t Mat. 17. 10, so. Then very Man hath his proper Gift os' :>methe Disciples to Jesus apart, God, one after this manner, and mil said, Why could, not we cast; 10 another after that, t 2 Cor. 10. 13. _ Jim out? And Jesus said unto We will net boast of things withAem, Because of your unbelief.— out our Measure, but according to
"t Mar. 16. 18. —They shall the Measure of the Rule, which God 'ay Hands.on the Sick, and they hath distributed to us.—< Eph. 4. h]\rectver. '.f Jam. J. 14, 1 y. Is 15 7. Unto everyone of us isgiven 'by Sick among you? let him call Grace according to the Measure of or the Elders of the Church; the Gift of Christ, ind let them pray over him, a- a f'joh. 3.8. The Wind bloweth
minting him with Oil in the where it lijleth, and thou hearest-, Name of the Lord: ind the Prayer i0 the found thereof, but canst not ti frith fozW save the Suk.—■ tell whence it cometh, and whi
le » V Ver. 28,30. Gal. 3. 5. ther it goeth: ft is every one V therefore that ministreth to that is born of the Spirit, j Heb., '°u the Spirit, and worketh Miracles 2.4. God also bearing them wit-. mong you, doth he it by the ,y ness both with Signsand Wonders, A'orksof the Law-, or by the hear- ~ and Gifts of the holy Ghcst,«c«ni'W of Faith ?. ing to his own Will.
? Jet on Act's 11. *?■ 12 b \ Eph. 4. 4, id. See on
V 1 Cor. j4.20. Let the! Pro- Rom. 12.4,5. „ts.speak. two or three, and/ef,0 .c -..Ver. 27. f Gal. J. i6\ -' tuberfudgei i lie faith not, And to Seeds, as of
T Acts x, 4; See on Mar. many; but as of one, And to thy \1-' Seed, whish isChrifr,
t1'- u Rom.,12. 3, 6". I fay,—-to i3.a-fRom <5.+,j. We are buri-.
'*ry Man —to think soberly *c- .3 5 ed with him by Qjigtifw into death > '% as God hath dealt to'every iba
baptized into one body, e whether we be Jews or * Gentiles £Or, Greeks], whether tee be bond or free; and have been f all made to drink into one Spirit. 14. For the body is not one member, but many. 15. If the foot shall fay, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 16. And if the ear shall fay, Becauie 1 am not the eye, I am not of the body j is it therefore not of the body? 17.* If the whole body were an eye, where veri the hearing? if the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? 18. But now hath E God set the membersewry oneofthemhathe body, has it hath pleased him. 19. And if they were all one member, where were the body? 20. But now are they many members, yet but one body. 21. And the eye cannot fay unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again, the head to the feet, I have no need ofyoa. il> Nay^much more those members of the body, -which seem to fee rrfore feeble are necessary. 23. And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we * bestow COi", put on~] more abundant honour, and our un« comely pans' have more abundant comeliness. 24. For cw comely parts have no need: butGod hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant -honour to that fart which lacked: Z5. That there should be no*scbisi8 r_Qr, division"] in the body: but that the members should have the fame care one for another. 26. And * whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with It r or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice "With it. 17» Now k ye are the body of Christ, and v members' in particular. 28. And God hath set some, in the church, m first apostles, " secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers
that like as Christ was raised from are Life. :.
the Dead, by the Glory of the Fa- 18. « V Ver.'a*
ther, even ib we also should walk h VRom. n.'j. "See on Ver.
in newness of Life. For if we ir. r*-"
have been planted together in the j z6. ' See'on R'Cflto. i a. if. Likeness of his Death: we (hall be 27. k f Eph. 1. 13. "j: Eph. f
aJso in the Likeness of kis Refur- is. f Eph. y: 43;, 30. f Cot rection.' j. 24. See on Rom, ir. y.
't Gal.. 3-28. fFph- *• 1 J, ''•' Eph. 5.3:0. See o» Koor. *4,16. f Gol. 3.11. See on A£rs,,0 12. 5. 10.35. • 28. Mf Eph. 4. n. He gave
f fjoh. 6. 6%. Ir is the Spirts some jostles.— that fuickneth, the Flelli profirerh "~f Eph. 2.. *o* See ©a AS*
nothing: the Words that I speak 11. 27. unco you, they are Spirit, and they. 15 •
aster that miracles, then gifts of healings, 0 helps, p governments, * diversities QOr, kinds'] of tongues. 29. Are all a* postles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all * work* ers [Or, sowers] of miracles? 30. Have all the gifts of healipg? do all ipeak with tongues? do all interpret? jr. But covet earnestly the q best gifts i And yet ihew I unto you a more excellent way.
C H A P. XIIL
TH O U G H 4 I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2, And though I have the |iff ofb prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge j and though I have all faith, ib that I could c remove mountains^ and have no charity, I am nothing. 3. And d though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth trie W$Hng« 4. Charity ' fulfereth long, and ia
I 2 kind;
, °..V Numb. ./if' 11. —I will | 1 Cor. 12. to.
take of the Spirit which is upon ,6 t Luk. 17. 6. See on Mat*
thee, and will put it upon them; 17.20.
and they shall bear the Burden of 3. A t Mat. 6". 1. Take heed that
the People with thee, that,thou bear 5 ye do not your Alms before Men,
it not thy self ajone. to be seen of them.— Rom. 12.
't J Tim. 5. 17.' [t Hjsb. 13.17, 8, 20.— He thatgiwth, Jet him
if See on Rom. li.,8. do it with SimplicityIf thine
21. q t 1 Cor. 14. 1, jo. Follow Enemy hunger, feed him 5 if he after Charity, and desire spiritual IO thirst,give him drink; for in so
Gift:, but rather that ye may Fro- doing thou lhalc heap Coals 01?
flufe. Brethren, covet to Prophefie, Fire cn his Head.
»na forbid not to speak with 4. f Numb. 12. 3. Ttli Mart
Tongues. Moles was vtry Meek, above all the CHAP- XIII. t. Men which were upon the Face ofr
1.1 1 Cor. 1.4, 7. I thank my the Earth, f Prov. 10. il. HaGod always on your behalf, for the tied stirreth up Strife: but hvi Grate tf God which is given you covereth all Sins. Prov. 17. 9. He by Jesus Christ. So that ye come that covereth a Transgression feekhbind in ho Gift..-»* ^0ith Love.—' Jam. J. 20. He thaC
J. b f See Mat. 7. li, 23. Many eonverteth a Sinner from the Er
say unto me in that Day, ror of his Way, shall save a Soul
f-ord, Lord, have We not Prophesied from Death, and ihall hide a Mul
in thy Name, and in thy Name r;W<?of$ins. t 1 Pet 4 8. Above "ft out Devils? and in thy 1S all things have fervent Charity a
Name done many wonderful ■ mong your selves: for Charity (hall
Woiks? And then will I profess cover the multitude of Sins.
kind-, charity f envieth :not^ charity *vaunteth not it selff_Or, is not rafli}, is not puffed up, 5. Doth not behave it self unseemly, 8 ieeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, 6. h Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth '* in sX)r, with'} the truth: , 7. k Beareth all tilings, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 8. Charity never faileth , but whether there he prophecies, they shall fail; whether there he tongues, they ihallceases whether there he knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9. For we know in part, and we -prophesie in part. »o. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11. When I was a child, I spake as a child, 1 understood as a child, I * thought [Or, reasoned} as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish thing?. 12. For 'how we f1) see through a glass
5. B t 1 Cor. 10. 24. f Phil. mities of the Weak, and not to 2.4. See on Rom. 14. I. please our selves. Gal. 6. 2. Bear
6. h + Psal. 10. 3. The Wick- ye one anothers Burdens, and so filled boaletb of his Hearts desire.—1 5 fil the Law of Christ.
t Rom. 1. 32. Who knowing the 12. r t* Cor. 3. 18. But weall
Judgment of God, (that they with open Face, beholding as in »
which commit such things are Class, the Glory of the Lord, are
worthy of Death) not only do the changed into the fame Image.— fame, but have pleasure in them 10 f 2 Cor. 5. 7. We walk by Faitb,
thitdothcm. not by Sight, f Phil. 3. 12. Not
* t ijoh. Ver. 4.1 rejoiced great- as though I had already attained,
Iy, that I found of thy Children either were already perfect: but
walking InTruth,as we have received I follow after, rf that I may tffrta Commandment from the Father. 1 5 hend that for which also I am ap
7. k Rcm. 15. i. We then that prehend'ed of Christ.
(1) The Apostle here, opposes our present State under the Gospel, to our future State in Heaven. In this State, even though the Light of the Gospel shines upon us, the Truths therein contained are «• presented to us by Allusions and Figures borrowed from the1 things of this World. Thus the Joys of Heaven are represented by having Treasures, wearing Crofus, and being possessed of a Kingdom: But in Heaven, we shall have a more immediate View of those delights'! and transporting objects, which now are represented to us by Imagi taken from those things which Men in this State have the greatest Thoughts of. Nor is there any inconsistency with respect to what the Apostle says here, and what he delivers in 2 Cor. j. iti. For he does^ not fay that we have any other discovery made of these things, in the Gospel, than by Allusions, &x. from earthly things; but he speaks of the Clearness, the Certainty,the Design of these things, and their Relation to us. So that we have greater Assurances of ihera now in the Gospel, than those whj lived under the Ltfw.
See on Rom. 13.13.
* darkly [Or} In a riddle] • but then 111. face to face: now I "know in part} but then shall I know even as allb I am • hiown. 13. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three j but the greatest of these is charity.
FOLLOW after charity, and desire a spiritual Gists* but b rather that ye may prophesie. 2. For he that c lpeaketh in an unknown tongue, speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man * understandeth s_Gr. hcareth] him \ howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries- 3. But he that prophesieth, speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. 4. He that speaketh in an unknown tongue, edifeth himself: but he that prophesieth, edisieth the church. 5. I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth, than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying. 6. Now brethren, utl come unto you speaking with tongues, what sliall 1 profit you, except I shall speak to you either by d revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine? 7. And even things without life giving found, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the * founds XOr, tunes], uow shall it be known what is piped or harped? 8. For if the trumpet give an uncertain found, who shall prepare'himself to the battle? 9. So likewise you, except ye utter by the tongue words *easie [Gr. significant] to' be understood, jww shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak, into the air. 10. There.are, it may be, so many kinds of<
I 3 voices
. "'Jobip. S(5. Though after my CHAP. XIV.
s«in, Worms destroy this Body, r. * t i Cor. la. 31. Covet earn-
15 See on Mar. 16. 1 7.