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Kth given unto us the * earnest of the Spirit. 6. Therefore i an always confident, knowing that whilst we are at home l the body, we are h absent from the Lord: 7. (For we ralk by faith, i not by sight.) 8- We are confident, I fay, nd willing rather to be k absent from the body, and to be relent with the Lord. 9. Wherefore we * labour s_Or, en'wiwj, that whether present or absent we may be accept:dofhim. 10. For we must all appear before the 1 judgnent-seat of Christ, that every one may m receive the things \me in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it if good or bad. 11. Knowing therefore the "terror of the Lord, we perfwade men •, but 0 we are made manifest unto God, and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences. 12. For we p commend not our selves again unto you, but give you occasion to * glory on our behalf, that "you may

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1 t l Cor. 1. 32. + Eph. j. 14I ,B -f Gal. 6*. 7. Be not deceived 3 tEph. 4.30. See on Rom. 8. 16. God is not mocked: for whatso6. h Gen. 13. 4. I am a Strung- ever a Manthat shall he alinniisijourner with you, give me so reap, t Rom. 2. 6. + Eph. 6*. Possession of a burying Place.— $8. t Col. 3. ay. t Rev. aa„ ia. Gen. 47. 9. Jacob said Unto Pha- See on Mat. 16. 27. noh, the Days of the Years of my it. n DeuC. 10^ 17; The 'Ipimage are an hundred and Lord your God, is God of gods, ty Years.— 1 Chron. 29. iyv and Lord of lords, a great God, a art Strangers before thee, and 10 mighty and a terrible, which regardmtrs, as were all our Fathers.— eth riot Persons, nor taketh Re.39. ia. — I am a Stranger ward, f Job 31. 23. Destruction hthee, and a Sojtmrner, as all from God was a Terror to me, an J Fathers were. Psal. 119.19.1 by reason of his Highness I could iStranger in the Earth, hide 15not endure. Pfal. 76. 7. Thou, thy Commandments from me. even thou art to be feared, and who Heb. H. 13. These all died in the may stand in thy Sight when onci faith, not having received the thou art angry? Luk. 12. y.—Fear Promises,— and confessed that him, which after he hath killed, they were Strangert and Pilgrims 20hath Power to cast into He)!, yea, I inEifth 1 Pet. 1. 17.—Pass the fay unto you, Fear him. Heb. 10. time of your sojourning here in 31. It is z fearful thing to fall into fear.— 1 Pet. a. 11. Dearly be- the Hands of the" living G*J. Heb.

tjoved, I beseech you as Strangers 12. 29. Our God is a consuming »d Pilgrims, abstain from fleihly 2^Fire. f Jude Ver. 23. Others fa^e J*sts.— with fear, pulling them out of the

17- 1 t Rom. 8. 23, 24. f 1 Fire.—
«»• 13. 12. t Heb. 11. 1. See 0 See on 2 Cor. 4. 2.
enjoh. 20.29. 12. P See on 2 Cor. 3.1.

8. k + Phih 1. 23. See on-0 ■> t* Con. 14.—We are your In-1*- *<S. rejoicing, even as ye also are ours,

11 Rom, 14. io, Sc? on ia the Day of the Lord Jesus.. .sio,4iv

have somewhat to answer them which glory * in appearance £Gr. ox, in the face], and not in heart. 13. For whether we be r besides our selves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause. 14. For the love of Christ constraineth us, because we thus judge, that s if one died for all, then were all dead: 15. And that he died for all, u that they which live, should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, aud rose again. 16. Wherefore henceforth * know we no man after the flesli: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, b yet now henceforth know we him no more. 17. Therefore if any man be c in Christ, * he is s_Or, let him be} a d new creature: e old things are past away, behold, all things are become

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13. r t 2 Cor. 11. r, 16", if. 17..c f Rom. 8. 9. Ye arewf Would to God you could bear in the Flesh, but in the Spirit, if so with me a little in my Folly.— be that the Spirit of God dwell in Let no Man think rae a sti/;. if you.. Now'if any Man havt not otherwise, yet as a Fool receive .me, ,j this Spirit of Christ, ho is. none of that I may boast my self a little. hit.' + Gal.j 6. j 5. In Cbritt Jtfti That which I speak, I speak it not neither Circumcision availerh anj after the Lord, bur as it ipere foolish- thing, nor tjncircumcision, but* /yin this confidence of boasting; fa new Creature. •>,.■ A Cor. is...6, it. Though J would I0 d Rom. tJ. 4. We are buried j desire to glory,. I shall not be a with him hy Baptism into death: Fool; for I will say the Truth; that like as Christ was raised up but now I forbear, least any Man from the Dead by the Glory ofrhe should think of me above that Father,even so we also/ioaM »Wi'ia ■which he seeth me to be, or that I$newness of Lift. 2 Cor. 4. iftj he heareth of me. I am become a —Though oar outward Man pe* Fool'in globing, ye have compel- rish, yecrhe inward Man isrenitd led me.— Day by Day. 7 Gal- 5-<>.'"

14. S f Rom. y. 1?. —If thro' Christ Jesus, neither Circumcision the Offence of one, many be dead ;ioavailetb any thing, nor Uncircunv much more the Grace of God, and cision,but Faith which worketh by the Gift by Grace, which is by one Love. V Gal. 6*. ly. The Word! Man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded above. 'J unto many. . . e * Isa. 43. 18, 19. Remember

15. " t Gal. 2. 20. f 1 Thes.c.j.ye not the former things, neither 10. t 1 Pet. 4.2. See on Rom. consider the things of old. Behold, 6. 11, 12. I will do anew thing; now it shall

16 * t Joh. 15. 14. f Gal. 5. spring forth, shall yc not know it? 6. See on Mat. 12.50. — f Isa. 6y. 17. Behold, I create

b V Joh. 6.6%. It Is the Spirit Jowop Heavens, and a new Earth; that quickneth, the Flesh prefiteth and the former shall not be lemefllnothing — V Joh. 20.17. — Go to bred, nor come inro Mind. V Ephtny Brethren, and say unto them, I a. n. Having abolished in hrs Flcft ascend unto my Father and your Fa- the Enmity, even the Law of C(* ther, and to my God, and ywilmandmintt, contained in Oi^ir.anCod. - ..1 « tew. 18. And all things are of God, who hath f reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christy and'hath givim to us the ministry of reconciliation j 19. To wit, that 8 God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath * committed unto us [Gr. fut, in «fj the word of reconciliation. 20. Now then we are h ambassadors for Christ, as though God did 5 beseech )m by us: 'we pray you in Christs stead, be ye reconciled to God. 21. For he hath made him to be k sin for us, who1 knew no sin; that we might be made the m Righteousness of God in him.

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ccs, for to make In himself of iente, neither was any Deceit in his twain, one new Man, so making Mouth.— He was numbred with Peace. *Rev. 21. 5.—Behojd, I the Tranfgrijstrt, and he bare the make til things new.— Sin of many, and made Intercefli;rt

18.f V Eph. 2.16. Col. 1. so. 5fbr the Transgressort. Rom. 5. 19. V Job. 2; 2. J 1 Joh14.10. See on As by one Man's Disobedience Rom. j, io. many were made Sinners: so by

*■>!>•* f Rom. 3. 24, 15. Being the. Obedience of one, shall many be WHfied freely by his Grace, thro made Righteous. Rom. 8. i. What ieMfwpr<'o«thatis in Jesus Christ: i^the Law could not dp, in that it shorn God hath set forth to be a' was weak through the Flesh, God Vitiation, through Faith in his sending his own Son, in the Like* Mood, to declare his Righteous- ness of sinful Flesh; and for Sim *ssfbr the Remission of Sint that' [or, by a Sacrifice for Sin] Condemnifepast, through, the Forbearance r y ed Sin in the Flesh, f Gal. 3.13. if God. "•: Christ hath redeemed us from the

W.h t Job 33. 23. If there be a Curse of the Law, being made a Hmger with him, an interpreter, Curse for us.— Heb. 9.28. Christ me among a thousand, to shew uri- Was Once offered to bear the Sins'

0 Man his uprightness, t Mai. n 20 of many.

f The Priests' Lips should keep '1 Joh. 8. 46 Which of you knowledge, and they should seek tonvir.ceth me of Sin?- Heb. f, TMLa# at his Mouth: for he is 26. Such an high Priest became w Mtsengcr of. the Lord of Hosts, us, who is holy, harmless, and unde

1 Cor. 3. 6. Who hath also made 25filed,, separate from Sinners.— "able Ministers of the New-Testa- t 1 Tet. i. 22, 24. Who did no Sin, Dent— Eph. 6.20. For which neither was guile found in his' a.n an Ambassador in Bonds. - Mouthi Who his own self bare out

. .'^ 2 Cor. 6. 1. See on 1 Cor. Sint in his own Body on the Trte. }• "its— f 1 Joh. 3. y. Ye know that he

,' k t Isa. 53. 6, 9,i2. —The was manifested to take away otMf -°/d hath laid on him the Iniquity Sins, and in him \i m Sin.: wWlU. —He had done m fit- m See onRoiii. 1. i?i

CHAP. VI.

WE then as a workers together with him, h beseech you also, that ye receive not the c grace of God in vain: 2; (For he iaith, i I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time \ behold, now is the day of salvation.) 31 Giving no r offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed. 4. But in all things f * approving {Gr. commending] our selves 1 as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, 5. Inh stripes, in' imprisonm'ents, * in tu'mults s_Or, toffwgs to andfrts^, in labours, in watchings, in fastings, 6. By pureness, by knowledge, by iong-suSenng, by kindness, by the holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, 7. By the word of truth, by the' * power of God, by the 1 armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, 8. By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as ""deceivers, and yet true -y 9. As unknown,

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1. a Sec on 1 Cor. j. 9. for you a faithful Minister of Christ.

; * V a Cor. y. so. -^Whereof [the Gospel] I Paul

e Joh. 1.17. —Grace and Truth am made a Minister. 1 Tnes3. M

came by Jesus Christ. Gal. 1.21. —Timotheus our Brother, and

I do not frustrate the Grace of God: 5 Minister of Gad.— I Tim. 4. 6. If

serif Righteousness come by the thou put the Brethren in remem

Law, then Christ is dead in vain, brance of these things, thou shalt

Gal y. 4. —Whosoever of you are be a good Minister ofjesus Christ,

justified by the Law, ye are fallen — See Mr. Joseph Mede on 1 Cor. from Grate. Tit. 2. n. The Grace jo 4. I.

of God that bringeth Salvation hath y. h f a Cor. It. zj. See Ott

appeared to all Men. t Heb. 12. Actsg. 16.
ly. Looking diligi
any Man fail of the.

• 2. d * Isa. .49. -. ,

the Lord, In an acceptable Time on Acts 9. 16. Acts ih.'Ak

khve I heard thee, and in a Day of Acts 14. 19. Acts 16. 22. A3* 19Salvation have I helped thee.Rom. 8. 36. and 1 Cor. f-lf

3. e t i Cor. 10. 32. See on 7. k See on 1 Cor. 2. ±. Rom. 14. 13. , .- , Mr t * Cor. 10. 4." flsph. 6, ih

4. f See on 2 Cor. 4. 2. 13; f * Tim. 4. 7. See on Roto. 8 t 1 Cor. 4. 1. Let a Man fo> 13. if a- ,

account of us as of the Minister! of . 8. m Mat. 27. $3. Sir, we reChrist.— 2 Cor. 3. 6. Who attb member that that Receiver said, hath made us able Ministers of the a - while he was yet alive, After three new Testament.— 2 Cor. 11: 23. Days I will rife again. Joh. 7.18 Are they Ministers of Christ? ( I —Some said, He is a good Man: speak as a Fool} I am more.—' others said, Nay j but he Activ Col. i. 7,23. Epaphras, —who is nh the People.

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lcnown, and "^ffwell known- as "dying, and behold we live: as p chastned, and not killed-, To. As sorrowful, yet always < rejoicing •, as poor, yet making many rich j as having nothing, and yet possessing all things. 11. O ye Corinthians, our mouth is Open unto "you, r our heart is enlarged. 12. * Ye are not straitned in us, but ye are ftraitned in your own bowels. 13. Now for a recompense in the same, ("I speak as unto my children) be ye also enlarged* 14* Be ye not unequally » yoked together with unbelievers: "fof * what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15* And what concord hath Christ with (0 Belial? or what part hath he'that believeth, with an infidel? \6, And what agreement hath the tempJe, of; God with idols? for ^ye are the temple of the hying pod ^ as God hath said, I will * dwell in them, and walk in them \ and I will be their "'/'. . L 2 God,

?. u ;t * Cor.4.2.—Bymanifef- they brought it into the House of tation of the Truth, commending Dagon, and set it by Dagon. And our selves to every Mans Conscience when they of Aflidod arose early in the Sight of God. on the Morrow, behold Dagon was

0 T 2 Cor. 4. ie, 1 r. See on $fallen on his Face to the Earth, beRom. 8.2<J. fore the Ark of the Lord.— fa

p t Psal. nil 18. The Lord Kings 18.21.— How long halt ye mh chastned me fore : but he hath between two Opinions? if the nor given me over unto Death. Lord be God, follow him: But if

Jo. q See on Acts 5.41. 'i0Baal, then follov him.-^ Prov.

n. r f 2 Cor. 7. 2, 3. , 29.27. An unjust Man is an abomh

1 J.s f 2,s^or. 12. 1 y. I Will Ve- nation to the Just: and he that is ry gladly spend arid be spent for upright in the Way, is abomination .you, though "the more abundantly to the kicked, f Ecclesiasticus 13. I love you, the less 1 be loved. Jji7 What fellowship hath the Wolf

'3- u f 1 Cor. 4.14. "-As my with the Lamb? so the Sinner with ultvtd Sont 1 warn you. the godly, f 1 Cor. 10. ar. Ye can

14. * f Deut. 7. 2. —Thou shalt not drink trie Cup of the Lord, and niakewo Covenant with them [the the Cup of Devils; ye cannot beparHittitet, &c.j- nor Jhew mercy unto I0 takers of the Lord"sTabU, and of the them.— f i Cor. 5. 9. I wrote to table of Devilst t Eph. jr ii. you in an Epistle, not to company Have no fellowship With the unfruit* *'ith Fornicators. 1 Cor. 7. 39. ful Works of Darkness, but rather^ "-If her Husband be dead, she is reprove them. « liberty to be married to whom 2- 16.c f 1 Cor. J. itf. f Heb. j.- 6. Im v\\\,onlyin the Lord. •' • See on Rom. 8. 9.

.b, t1 Sam. 5. 3, 3 . When the d * Lev. ad, i». I will walk

£niHstines took the Ark cf God, . among

(1) The Word fallal hue, stands for the Devil, or any false God of the Heathens. But a Son or Daughter, or Man of Belial* signifies a vile, Profligate, lawless, ungovernable, rebellious, or very wicked Person, without fear of God of Man, cfce *ho wUl not be subject ti »nX Law. '"*

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