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of the1 new testament, m not of the letter, but of the spirit (1) for the n letter killeth, 0 but the spirit * giveth life [0 quickneth.~\ 7. But if the p ministration of death q writleJ and engrayen in stones, was glorious, *fo that the children (I


Gracepf God I am what I am, and mandment came, fin revived,and 1 his Grtte which was bestowed upon died. And the Commandment whici me, was not in vain; but I la- was ordained to Life, I found to ■ houred more abundantly than they unto Death. For Sin taking ocJ all .'yet not I, but the Grace of jsion by the Commandment, 'M God which was with me. f a ccived me, and by itjiev me. Cor. y. j 8 AU things are of God, ° V Joh. 6. 63. It is theSpirj who hath reconciled us to himself that quickneth : the Flesh profited byjesus Christ, and hath given to nothing: the Words that I sped us the ministry of Reconciliation. 10 unto you, they are Spirit, and the!

1 t Jer. 31. 31. See on Mat. are Life. Rom. x. 16. I am not! 26. 28 'shamed of the Gospel of Christ!

im f Rom. 7. 6. See on Rom. for it is the Power of God unto Sd

2. 19/.'" vation, to every one that belie1 » Deut. 27. 26". Cursed be heiyeth.— Rom. 8. 2. The Ua \

that confirmeth not all the Words the Spirit of Life in ChriSt 1$ ef this Law to do them.— fRorn. hash made me free from the La

3. 20. By the Deeds of the Lav, of Sin and Death.

there shall no flesh be justified in 7. v V Rom. 7. 10. The Won his Sight: for by the Law is the aD under Ver. 6. knowledge of Sin. f Rom 4. is, 1 See on Ver 3. . i

15. And the Father of Cfrcumcisi- * t Exod- 34. -9, 3°tin to them who are not of the Cir- Moses came down from Mouj fumcifion only, but also walk in the Sinai (with the two Tables ofTl Steps of that Faith of our Father ^-jjstimony in Moses Hand,—) 'b braham, which he had being yet Moses wist pot thai the Skin ifl Uncircumcised. The Lav vorketh Faccjhone, while he talked with ha Wrath: for where no Law is, there And when Aaron and all the CM js no Transgression. | Rom. 7. 9, dren of Israel saw Moses, the Sq |_o, 11. I was alive without the 300/ his Face (lione, and they werej 'aw once: but when the Com- fraid to come nigh him.

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(►) By the Letter here, is not meant the Nev-Testamevt which is wd Jen with Letters, but the Law of Moses, in Opposition to the Gospel. Tjj fays Mr. Lhnborch, may be called the Letter, because it contains only f fm Rudiments of Religion. It did not reach that perfetl Religion, wh Jeius Christ and his Apostlesdelivered to the World. Hence, Gal.V it is styled our School-Master To bring us to Christ; it .being the Offio a Schoolmaster to teach Children the first Rudiments of things.' 1 lav or Letter \s said to kill, forasmuch as it condemns to Death thl who transgress it, without any promise of Pardon; for the Promise! Remission of Sins was not of the Lav, but of Grace. The Gospel 1$ caU the Spirit, as being attended with a spiritual and quickning Power: where! Men dead in Sin, are raised to a spiritual Life, and are,"as it were, chanjf into other Men. So that they walk not after the Flesh, but after the SI rit. Thisspiritval and quieknhig Power the Lav was not attended H and therefore, Htb. 7. 19. is ;aidto make nothing perfeR.

Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses, for th<? glory of his countenance, which glory was to be done away \ 8. How shall not the S ministration of the spirit be rather glorious. 9. For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration 11 of righteousness exceed in glory. 10. For even that which was made glorious, had no glory in-this respest, by reason of the glory that excelleth. n. For if that which, is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious. 12." Seeing then that we have such hope,, we use great a * plainness [Or, boldness"] of speech. 13; And not as Moses, which put a* vail over his face, that the children of Israel could notstedfastly look to the c end of that which is abolished. 14. But their minds were d blinded: for until this day remaineth the fame vail untaken away, in the reading of the old testament which vail is done away in Christ. 15. But even untp this day, when Mpses is read, the vail is upon their heart. 16. Nevertheless e when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. 1 7. Now the Lord, is that Spirit: and where, the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18. But we all with open face, beholding B as in f glass the ^ glory of the Lord, are 5 changed into the fame image, from glory to glory, even as * by the Spirit of the rd [Or, of the Lord the Spirits

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'V Gal. 3. 5. He therefore s6. e f Rom. ir. 23, 26. And thtmiulstretb uytu the Spirit, arid they also, if they abide not still hi worketh Miracles among you, doth unbelief,fh»U be grafed in : for God Kit by the Works of the Law, or is able to graff them in again', tythe hearing of Faith? 5 And so all Israel fliall be saved: as

9-11 + Rom. 3. 21. Seg on it is written, There lhall come out *om. 1. 17. of Sion the Deliverer,and sti*ll/«r$

■it, * f Eph. 6. 19. See on away ungodlinefsivom^iicoh.Hot.}.5.. Acts 4. 29. Afterward stiall the Cbildrtn of lfr

'3- b t Exod. 34. 33. Till Mo-io^e' return and seek the Lord their fa had done speaking with therri, God, and David their Kings and ""Puta Vail on his Face. shall fear the Lord and his Goodi

't Rom. 10. 4. Christ is the ness in the latter Days. W pf the for Righteousness f t Isa. 25. j. Ho will dtfirey In *9every one that believcth. f Gal. tj this Mountain the Face of the Co3-23. Before Faith carr.e we. were wring cast over all People, and the »tpt under the Law, ihut upuiitO Vail that is spread over all Nathe Faith which should afterwards tions.

^revealed. Heb. 10. t. TheZ.*w j8. « See on 1 Cor. 13. i». wving a Shadow of good things to ao «t a Cor. 4. 4, 6. | 1 Tim. 1, "me, and not the very image of 11. According to the ghritutGosthe things— ' peloi the blessed God —

'f* t Rom. u. 8. S«e on * + 1 Cor. 15.49. t Co1- I'* M». 13. 14. See on Rom. 8. 29.

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THEREFORE seeing we have a this ministry, * as we have received mercy we faint not: 2. But have .renounced the hidden things of c * dishonesty {XirJjhame^ not walking in craftiness, nor d handling the word of God deceitfully, but by e manifestation of the truth, f commending our selves to every- mans conscience in the light of God. 3. But if our gospel he hid, 8 it is hid to them that are lost: 4. In whom h the god of this world hath 1 blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of thft k glorious gospel of Christ, who is the 1 image of God, should shine unto them. 5. For we preach not our selves, but Christ Jesus the Lord • and our selves ? your servants for Jesii3 fake. 6. For God who commanded the p light to shine out of darkness, * hath f_Gr. is he mho hatb~] p shines in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge pf the glory

Judgment as one that hath obtained lo. See on 2-Cor. 3. 15. ii.rcy of the Lord to be faijrhfuj. 4. h t joh. 14. 30. fEph. 6.

a. e f Rom. 1. 16. I am not*- 512. See on Joh. 1 a. 3 x'. • V

framed of the Gospel of Christ.— 1 t Isa. 6. 10. Make the Heart

d i 2 Cor. 2.17. We are not as of this People fat, and make their many, which corrupt the Word of Ears heavy, and shut their Eyt( :„ God.— 2 Cor. 7. 2. Receive us; lest they fe* with their Eyes.—r- Jf we have wronged no Man, we have 10 k f 2 Cor- 3> '8- We all with corrupted no Man, we have defrauded open Face, beholding as in a Glass no Man. t 1 Thef. 2, 3, Our the Glory ofths Lord.—r Exhortation was not of Deceit, nor 1 t Phil. ?. 6. Who being in' of Uncleannesi, nor in Guile. Nei« the Form or God, thought it not ther at any time used wesiatteringi$ Robbery to be equal with Gad. fjoh.

e f 2 Cor. y, 11.—r We are See on Joh. 14.9. made manifest unto God, and I 5. m 1 Cor. 1. 13,23. Is Christ trust also, are made manifest in your divided? was Paul crucified for Consciences. 2 Cor. 11. 61.— Wejoyou? or were ye baptized in the have been throughly made manifest Name of Paul? We preach Christ among you in all things. 2 Cor. crucified.— 1 Cor. 2.2. I deter12. is. Truly the Signs of anJposi/e mined not to know any thing awere wrought among you in all Par mong you, save Jesus Christ, and, tience, in Signs, and Wonders, and 25 him crucified. mi\hty Deeds. 9 See on 2 Cor. 1. 24.

* 1 Cor. 9. 2.— The Seal of 6. 0 \ Gen. 1. 3. God said, Let mine Apostleship are ye in the there be Light; and there was Lord, t 2 Cor. 5. 11. The Words Light. . above. 2 for. 6. 4. In all things 3r:> p Eph. j. 8. Ye were sometimes approving our selves as the Ministers dark

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of God, in the face of Jesus Christ. 7. But we have this 'treasure in 'earthen vessels, 'that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 8. We are troubled on every fide, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but

* not in despair fOf, wof altogether without help, or, means}, 9. Persecuted, but not forsaken} "cast down, but not destroyed; to. Always bearing about in the body 1 the dying of the Lord Jesus, b that the Life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. 1 i. For we which live, c are alway delivered unto death for Jesus fake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. 12. So then death d worketh in us, but life in you. 13. We having the e fame spirit of faith, according as it is written, I f believed, and therefore have I spoken: we also believe^ and therefore speak; 14. Knowing that he which * raised up the Lord Jesus, mail raise up us also by Jesus, and mail present us with you. 15. For h all things are for your ftiesjthat the 5 abundant grace might, through the thanksgiving

fitness, but now arc yc Light in »4

* Lord.— Col. 1. 13. Who n. « \ Psal. 44. aa- f 1 Cor. «h delivered us from the Power 15.31- See on Rom. 8. 36.

Dirkmfs, and hath translated us u. 1 | 1 Cor. 13. 9. See on 0 the Kingdom of his dear Son. 5 1 Cor. a. 3. Pet.a.o.— Thar ye fliould stiew 13. 0 t * Pet. 1. 1. See cn nhthe Praises of him who hath Rom. 1. is.

Md you our of Darkness into his f * Psal. 116. 10. I believed, yeeBoti Light, f 2 Pet- *• '9- therefore have I spoke»: I was ehave also a more sure Word of 10 greatly afflicted, rrophecy, thereunto ye do well 14. S f Rom. 8. n. f 1 Cor. 'J" ye take heed, as unto a Light 8. 14. See on Acts a. 34. ■wtjhineth in a dark Place.— iy. h 1 Cor. 3. ai. Let no Man

; 7• J Mat. 13. 44. The Kingdom glory in Men: for all things are 'j* Heaven is like unto Treasure 15 yours, f 2 Cor. 1.6. Whether we """in a Field.— be afflicted, it is for your Consolation

s t J Cor y. 1. and Salvation, —or whether we

r. t i Cor. 2. y. That your be comforted, it is for your Consola*"tli fliould nor stand in the Wif- tion and Salvation, f Col. 1.14.—For £omof Men, but in the Porocr of 2° his Bidiessake, which is the Church.

2 Cor. 3. y. — Our sufficiency f 2 Tim. a. 10. I endure all things "of God. for the EL-ffs sake, that rhey may

9. » j- pfaj j? Though he also obtain the Salvation which is he snail not be utterly cast do-con: in Christ Jesus with eternal ?? the Lord upholdeth him with 25 Glory.

""Hand. « f 2 Cor. 1.1 r. You also help

"1 t J Cor. 1. 5. See on ing Together by Prayer for us, 8. 3$. -. that for the Gist bestowed upon us

Rom. 8.17. f 2,Tim. a. 1 r, by the Means of many Persons, t i Pet. 4 13. See on Acts 30 thanks may be given by many on our


giving of many; redound to the glory of God. 16. For Which cause we faint not, but though our outward man peristij yet the k inward man is renewed day by day. 17. For our light 'affliction, which is but for a momentj worketh for us afar more exceeding and eternal weight of glory: 18. While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen, are temporal; but the things which are not seen, are eternal.

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F6 R we know, that if our a earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2. For in this we * groan earnestly, desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: 3. If so be that c being clothed;, we shall not be sound naked. 4. For we that are in this tabernacle, do groan, being A burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but e clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. 5. Isow he that hath f wrought us for the self-iame thing is Godj who alfc

'. •• hath

■ *1 16. k t Eph. 3. 16. f Col. j. demption of our Body.

10. + 1 Pet. 3. 4. See on Rom. 3. c t Rev. 3. 18. f

1. sa. J 5. See on Mat. 2 j. 11. ^'j

17. ' f 1 Pet. 1.6. f 1 Pet. J. 4. * Wisd. 9. 15. The Worii Jo. See on Rorn. 8.18. < under. Ver. 1.

C HA P. V. e f 1 Cor.ij.J3i S4- Thiscor»

1. a t Job 4- '9- How much ruptible must put on incorruptiofl, Jess in them that dwell in Houses of and this mortal, must: put On iffl" Clay, whose Foundation is in the mortality. So when this corrupt Dust— Wisd. 9. 15. The «r-I0ble shall have put on incorruption, ruptible Body pielseth down the and this mortal shall have put w Soul, and the earthy tabernacle immortality, then shall be brough: weigheth down the Mind that mu- to pass the saying that is written,i seth upon many things, f 2 Cor. Death is swallowed up in W 4. 7. We have this Treasure in j # ctory.

earthen V,fels.-~ f 1 Pet. i..i}f 5. f f if*-19. *3< When*

14. I think it meet as long as I am eth his Children, the Work oftaitt in this Tabernacle, to stir you up, tiaiids irt the midst cf him, the] by putting you in remembrance: shall fanffifie my Name, and/jfl#.^' Knowing that shortly I must put lo the holy One ofjacob, and'still off thismy Tabernacle.— fear'the* God of Israel. . "t Eph 3j

2. b t Rom. 8. 23. -Ourselves 10, We ire hisWorkmanship,cKttt\\ also, which have the first fruits of in Christ Jesus unco goad JfVij the Spirit, even we our selves- Which" God Rath, before ofiiM groan within Our selves, waiting 2'5 tfest W# ftojli! VfaflfiistfheflN for the Adoption, to wit, th« R«*

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