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God, and they shall be my people. 17. Wherefore e come out from among them, and be ye separate, iaith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 18. And-will be a Father f unto you, and ye sliall be my sons and daughters, faith the Lord Almighty.


AVIKG therefore a these promises (dearly beloved) let us b cleanse our selves from all filthiness of the

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among yon, and will beyour God, of the midst of her.— Jer. yo.8. and ye sliall be my People. Isa. 4. 5, Remove out of the midst ofBabylon, 6. And the Lord will create upon and^o forth out of the Land of the every Dwelling-place of Mount Caldeans.— Jer. 51.6,45. A> ajt Zion, and upon her Assemblies a yof the midst of Babylon, and deliCloud, and smoke by Day,and the verevery Man his Soul: be not shining of a flaming Fire by Night: cut off in her iniquity.— My for upon- all the Glory sliall be a People, go ye out ot the midst of Defence. And there sliall be a Ta- her, and deliver ye every Man kis iemaele for a Shadow in the Day 10 Soul from the fierce Anger of the time from the Heat, and for a Lord. Acts 2.40. —Saveyourstku Place of Refuge, and for a Covert from this untoward Generation. from Storm, and from Rain, i Ez. f Rev. 18.4 I heard another Voice 37.26",^. I will make a Covenant from Heaven, faying, Cement if of Peace with them, it sliall be an 15 her, my People, that ye be not pareverlasting Covenant with them, and takers of her Sins, and that ye ItI will place them, and multiply ceive not of her Plagues, them, and will set my Sanctuary 18. f * Jer. 31. 1, 9. At the

in the midst of them for evermore, fame time, faith the Lord, will I Ezek. 43. 7.—Son of Man, the 2 o Tie the God of all the Families of ft Place of the Soles of my Feet, rael, and they shall be my People.— where I will dwell in the midst of I am a Father to Israel, and E« the Children of Israel for ever, phraim is my First-born. Heb*, and my holy Name,sliall the House 10. This is the Covenant that I ©f Israel no more defile — Rev. a - will make with the House of Israel, 7. 1 j. Therefore are they before after those Days, faith the Lord; 1 the Throne of God, and serve him will put my Lawsinto their Mind, Day and Night in his Temple: and write them in their Hearts: and he that sitteth on his Throne and I will be to them a God, and shall dwell among them. Rev. 21. 3...0 they sliall be tome a People, t R«T—Behold, the Tabernacle of God 21. 7. He that overcometh shall Js with Men, and-he mil dwell with inherit all things, and I will be them, and they sliall be his People, his Gad, and he sliall be my Son. and God himself sliall be with, ... CHAP. VII.

them, and be their God. Jj 1, ' 2 Cor. 6. 16, iff.

17.e Isa. 4&. 20. Go ye forth of l f i Joh. 3.. 3. Every Man Babylon, flee ye ftom the Calde- that hath this- Hope in him, ans.— t Isa. 52. n. Depart ye, purifieth. himself even, as he M depart ye, go ye out from thence, pure,. touch no unclean thing, go- ?e out.\*: "t' '."'

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and spirit,c perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 2* Receive us: we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have d defrauded no man. 3. I speak not this tocondemn^oa: for e I have said before, that you are in our hearts to die and live with you- 4. Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: f lam filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation. 5. For B when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; h without were fightings, within were fears. 6. Nevertheless, God that1 comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by thek coming of Titus: 7. And not by his coming only, hut by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your' fervent mind toward me $ so that I rejoiced the more. For1 though I made, you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle made you lorry, though it were but for a season. 9. Now I • rejoice, not that yes" were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry * after a godly manner [Or, according to God~], that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. 10. For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. 11. For behold this self-fame' thing that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought, in you, yea, what clearing of your selves, yea, what indigna-' tion, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! in all things ye have approved your selves to be clear in this matter. 12. Wherefore though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our

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with a Price : therefore gtirifie God without, and Terror within shall de

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».d t *Cor. ia. 17- See on 5 6.' See on 2 Cor. 1,4^

A8jio. 33. k f See on 1 Cor.2.13.

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4'f t Phil.a. 17, | Col.i.?4. Jffliffion and anguifi of Heart., I

won Acts 5.41. wrote unto you with many Tears; . 5>s t » Cor. 2. 13. I had»» rest 10not that you should be grisved,

"J mySpirit, because I found not put that ye might know the Love

Titus my Brother; but taking my' which I have more abundantly un-?

i"ve of them, I wen; from thence to you. MtP.

care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you* 13. Therefore we were comforted in, your cornfdrt: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by yourall. 14. ForJif I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not amamed •, but as we spake all things to you in truth,, even so our boasting which I made before Titus is found a truth. 15." And his * inward affection [Gr. bowrfs~]is more. abundant toward you, whilst he remembreth the obedience of you all, hOwwith fear and trembling-ye received him. 16. I rejoice therefore that1,11 have confidence in you in all things,

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MOREOVE P., brethren, (j; we do you to wit of the (2) grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia: 2. How that in a great trial of affliction, the abundance of their a joy, and > their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their * liberality s_Gr. simplicity'}- 3- For 'to their power (I bear record) yea, and beyond their power,


i6. m f 2 Cor. s. 9, To this end Ver. 8, si. Though I might be ftjso did I write, that I might know much bold in Christ to enjoin tbee. the Proof of you,whether ye be o- —Having confidence in thy Ohditmt bedient in all things, t Phil. 2.12. I Wrote unto thee, knowing thit Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have 5 thou wilt also .do more than I always obeyed,not asin my Presence say. ..... &

Only, but now much more in my CHAP. VIII.

Absence ; work out your own Sal- s. * See on A£h j. 4K vation with fear and trembling. * $ Mar. 12.44. AU they did t 2 Thef. 3.4. We have confidence 10cast in of their Abundance: but in the Lord touching you, that ye she of her want did cast in all tint both do, and will do the things she hadi even, all her Living.' vhich we command you. f Philem. 3. c'See op Afts ir. 10. }'<

(j) Something here is to be supplied from the last Verse of the for' mer Chapter, Thus, Moreover, Brethren, in this Confidence of you, we do you to wit, 6r, we make known unto you, flit GrSfCC o/God*, oi,yourgriit Liberality, bestowed on the Churches of Macedonia. • - •; • .

(2) The Word rendered Grace, both here and Ver. c^'&ftd 17. sigmfie a Gift, Liberality or Charity ; that is, the Gift given by the Chtwchesoi Macedonia to the poor Christians in Judia. The Jews were wont to express the Greatness and Excellency of any thing, by adding the Word God to it. Thus, jiSh 7. 20. she strict rendring of the Words would be, Moststu fair before God; that is, exceeding fair. So here, the Charity if God, signi' lies their great Bounty and Charity; or it may be so styled', because the/ Were excited to it by the Giver of this good Disposition. As a Motiv« thertfore to engage the Corinthians to be liberal, and hasten their Charity, the Apostle acquaints them with what had been done in thi5 fw*1 Work by the Christians of Muccdtnis, '•- > * r1.

theyrtere willing of themselves, 4. Praying us with much intreaty, that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the d ministring to the faints. 5. And .this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God. 6. Insomuch that vye desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the fame grace also. 7. Therefore as ye e abound in every thing, in faith, in utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us; fee that ye abound in this grace also. 8. I speak fnot by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love. 9. For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was E rich, yet for your fakes he became h poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. 10. And herein I 'give my advice: for this is k expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to i*1 forward a year ago. 11. Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there n*y be a performance also out of that which you have. 12, For ■ if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according

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4-a tRom. 15. 16. f * Cor. the Lord; and that which he hath I. f a Cor. 9. 1. See on given, will he pay him again. tMat. in. 29 10. 42. Whosoever stall give to

?■1 11 Cor. 1. f. That in eve- drink unto one of these little tnes, 7 thing ye are enriched by him, 5 a Cup of cold Water only, in the f all Utterance, and in all Know- Name of a Disciple, verily I say m unto you, he shall in no wife lose

8- f See on 1 Cor. 7.6. his Reward.

9- 8 Heb. 1. 9. [GodJ hath in 1 t 2 Cor. 9- *•

We list Daysspoken unto us by 10 is. m Exod. ij. 2. Speak unto ■ Son, whom he hath appointed the Children of Israel, that they P&fr of all things. Phil 2. 6. bring me an Offering: of every go being in the Form of God, Man that givetb it willingly with th°ugbt it not robbery to be equal his Heart, ye shall take my Offer*"h God. ifing. Exod. 35. 5. Whosoever is of

h f Luk. 9. 58. Foxes have a willing Heart, let him bring it, QMes, and Birds of the Air an Offering cf the Lord; Gold, we Nests, but the Son of Man hath and Silver, and Brass. Prov. H., Prtfpv jtp lay his Head. + Phil. 25. The liberal Soul stall be made «•?. But made himself o£noRepu- 20Fat. Prov. 19.12. The Desire of a ""'«, and took' upon him the Man is his kindness.-^ Ecclesiasticus foapfi Servant.-- '"" 35- 9, 10. In all thy Gifcs stew a

't 1 Cor. 7. 2J.T—J give my cheerful Countenance, and dedicate :'dimnt, asone that hath obtained thy Tythes with gladness. Give Mercy of the Lord to he faith-4S unto the most High according as »L • ■ V T '" f he: hath enriched thee, and as thcu

. t Prov. 19; 17. He that hath hast gown, give with a cheerful ,,fy upon the Poor, 'lendeth unto

to that a man hath, and not according to that he hathnot£ 13. For I mean not that other men be eased, and you burdened: 14. But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance flllb may be a stiffly for your want,that there may be equality,

15. n As it is written, He that had gathered much, had nothing over ^ and he that had gathered little, had no lack,

16. But thanks be to God which put the fame earnest care ini to the heart of Titus for you. 17. For indeed he accepted the exhortation, but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto^ou. 18. And we have sent with him "til brother, whole praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches: 19. (And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this * grace [Or, gift] which isadministred by us to the glory of the fame Lord, and declaration of your ready mind.J 20. Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is admiffl* fired by us: it. Providing for p honest things, not only in the fight osthe Lord, but also in the sight of men. 22. And we have lent with them our brother, whom we havi oster.times proved diligent in many things, but now mucfc more diligent, upon the great confidence which * I have [Or, Iqe hat If] in you. 23. Whether any do crftjuire of Titus, he t{ my partner, and fellow-helper concerning you: or our brethren be enquired of, they are the q meisengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ. 24. Wherefore stiew ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love? and of our x bcasting on your behalf. .

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Gcd: bur she of her Penuiy harh 2|. p t Phil. 4. 8. f 1 Pet.i* cast in all the Living that she had. . is. See on Rom. 12 17. Rom. is. 8. —He that slieweth 10 23. .3 '.* Plata.aj.— EpaphrodiMercy with Cheerfulness. 2 Cor. 3. tus, my Brother and Companion 7.—Let him give, nar grudging- in Labour, andFellow-soldier, bulj ly, or of necessity: for God loveth your Messenger

I cheerful Giver , 24. r V 2 Q^. 7. 14. V 2 Qo*

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