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the name of the Lord: 15. And the prayer of faith ill save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up •, and he have u committed sins, they fliall be forgiven him. i. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for other, that ye may be healed: The effectual fervent ayer of a a righteous man availeth much. 17. (1) Eis was a man b subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed * earnestly [Or, in his prayers that it might it rain: and d it rained not on the earth by the space 'three years and fix months. 18. And e he prayed ;ain, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought irth her fruit. 19. Brethren, f if any of you do err om the truth, and one convert him, 20. Let him low, that he which converteth the sinner from the erir of his way, shall g save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

CHAP.

'5-u Visa. 33. 24. The Inhabi- were in Israel in the Days of Ellas,

int fliall not fay, lam Sick: The when the Heaven was fliut up

eople that dwell therein fliall be three Tears and six Months, when

'given their Iniquity. See on Mat. great Famine was throughout all

i*. 5 the Land.

16. » -r Psal. 10. 17. t Psil. 18. e t 1 King. 18. 42, 4y.— fi5- t Psal. 145- 18. jProv. Elijah went up to the top of Car5.29. fProv. 28.9. f1 J°h. mel; and he cast himself down up

2i. Seeon Joh. 9. 31. on the Earth, and put his Face

17. b See on Acts 14.15. 10 between his Knees. And it came c t 1 King. 17. I.Elijah the to pass in the mean while, that the

"istibite, — said unto Abab, As Heaven was black with Clouds he Lord God of Israel liveth, be- and Wind, and there was a great ore whom I stand, there shall not Rain.

tDjwnor Rain these Years, but 15 19.f t Mat. 18. iy. See onLuk. ccordingto my Word. Rev. n. 17.3.

'• These have Power to jlut Hea- 20. S t 1 Cor. 9. 22. f 1 Tim. w.that it Rain not in the Days of 4 16. See on Rom. 11. 14. heir Prophesie — h t Prov. 10. 12. f 1 Pet.4. 8.

d'.' Luk. 4. 25. Many Widows 20 See on 1 Cor. 13. 4.

U) There are very many Instances of the Prevalency of Prayer, in the holy Scripture, to encourage us to the serious and frequent PraBice of ma Duty, besides this of Elias. Among others, Abraham, Gen. 20. 17. J«f«t,Gen.3j. ;8. Moses, Numb. n. 2. Jajhua, J0Q1. 10. 12, &c. Asa, » Chron.14: j j, it. Jehofiapkat, 2 Chron. 20. 3, &c. Hezetiah, and Isaiah, lChton.32.30,ai. Mtnafth, 2 Chron, 33. ia, 13, with many more.

iPETER L

About the Year of our Lord (Jo.

PETER an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers * scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2. Elect: h according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, c through sanstiflcation os the Spirit unto obedience, and d sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: e Grace unto you, and peace be multiplied. 3. f Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his * abundant COr, much'} mar-; cy, hath g begotten us again unto a lively hope, by the h resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4. To an * inheritance incorruptible,and undeflled,and that k fadethnot away, l reserved in heaven for * you s_Or, m~\. 5. Who are ,u kept by the power of God, through faith unto salva^ tion, ready to be revealed in the last time. 6. Wherein ye greatly n rejoice, though now ° for a season (if need be) * ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations. 7. That the q trial of your faith being much more precious than of gold that periiheth, though it be r tried with sire, might be * found unto praise, and honour, and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ-: 8. u Whom having

no;

1. * t Jam. 1. 1. See on Job.. y. m tjoh. 17. n, 12. t Jud;

7. jy. Ver. 1. See on Joh. 10.28,29.

a. b See on Rom. 8. 29. 6. n 7 1 Per. 4. 13. V Mat 51.

c 12 Thes. 2. 13. See on Luk. 12. See on Acts 5. 41.

1. 75- 5 ° t 2 Cor. 4. 17. See on Ron.

d See on Heb. 12. 24. 8. 18.

e t s Pet. J. 2. See on Rom. p f Jam. 1. 2. See on 1 Cor.

1.7- 10. 13.

'3. f f 2 Cor. 1. 3. fEph. 1.3. 7. 1 f Jam. 1. 3. t 1 Pet. 4.11. See on Rom. 1 j. 6. loSeeon 1 Cor. 3.13.

8 t Jam. 1. 18. See on Joh. r t Prov. 17.3. t Zech. 13.9.

3. 3, s. See on 1 Cor. 3. 13.

h t 1 Cor. ry. 20. See on Rom. s V Rom. 2. 7, 4^ See on 1 ]

S. 19. Thes. 1. 12. lttl 4. ' See on Acts 20.32. ,. 8. u 11 Job. 4. 20. —He,>oal

k V 1 Pet. 5. 4. See on 1 Cor. loveth not his Brother whom L«

9. 25. hath sesn, how can he love God,

1 Col. 1. 5. The Hope which i$ whom b~ h»t'i nots-,ea? laiduflox you in Hetven.—'

it seen, ye love; a in whom, though now ye lee him >t, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and !1 of glory: 9. Receiving the end of your laith, even the lvation ot your souls. 10. Of which ialvation the b prolets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophed of the grace that should come unto you: 11. Searching lat, or what manner of time the c Spirit of Christ which is in them did fignifie, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that mould follow. 12. Unto whom it was revealed, that f not unto themselves, t unto us they did minister the things which are now rented unto you by them that have preached the golpel unyou, with the s holy Ghost sent down from heaven; lich things the h angels desire to look into. 13. Wherere ' gird up the loyns of your mind, be k sober., and hope to the end |[Or, fersctlly], for the grace that is to be

brought

1 t : Cor. 5. 7. f Heb. n. i, ilmt shall stretch forth their Wings See on Joh. 20. 29. ■• on high, coverings the Merty-feat

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+ Gen. 49. Io. f Dan. 2. with their Wings.— ".' Dan. 8. 13.

t Hag. 2. 7. f Zech. 6. 12. 1 heard one Saint speaking, anil ano>uk. Jo. 24. See on Mat. 13. yther Saint sard unto that certain

Saint which spake, How long {hall be i. c '.' 1 Pet. 3. 19. t 2 Pet. the Vtsim concerning the daily5*ii. See on 2 Tim. 3. 11S. crifice?— V Dan. 12. 5. Then I

t Psal. 22. 6. t Ifr J3- 3, Daniel looked, and behold there • t Luk. 24. 26. See on Acts io stood other two, the one on this side. 53- theBankoftheRiver,and«6*t>rfo«>n.

»•' t Dan. 9. 24. Seventy that side oftheBank of theR.iver.Luk. Kb are determined, —to make 2-9,13,14. And lo, the Angel of the :onciliation for Iniquity, and Lord came upon them, and the bring in everlasting Righteous-1 jGlory of the Lord slione round as.and to seal up the Vision and bout them.— And suddenly there phecy, and to anoint the most was with the Angel a multitude of h t Dan. 12.9, 13. Go thy the heavenly Host praising God, and [Daniel; for the Words are faying, Glory to God in the highed up, and sealed till the time 20 est, and on Earth Peace, good will neEnd.— Thou shalt rest, and towards Men. f Eph. 3.10. To d in thy Lot at the End of the the intent that now unto the Prins- dualities and Powers in heavenly

T Heb. 11.13, 39. These all Places, might be known by the J m the Faith, not having receiv- 2.Church the manifold Wisdom of 'ne Premises,-■ but having seen God. 1 Tim. 3. 16.— God was n afar off *-fj"h esc all having manifest- intheFleih,—feenoiAngcls. »i"ed a good Report through 13- ' tEph. 6.14. See on Luk.

r . -teived not the Promises. 12. 3 y.

t Acts 2. 4. They were all fit 30 k f Rom. 13. Ij. t 1 Tbess 5. tt''th the holy Ghotl. - 6. See on Lu k. 21. 34. /

•Exod. 25. 20. The Chen

brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14. As obedient children, ! not fashioning your selves according to the former lusts m in your ignorance: 15. But as he which hath n called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; i5. Because it is written, ° Be ye holy,; for I am holy. 17. And if ye call on the Father, whoi p without respect of persons judgeth according to every, mans work, q pass the time of your ' sojourning herein fear: 18. Forasmuch as ye know that ye were * not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from. your u vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19. But with the * precious blood of Christ,ba$ of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20. c Who verily was foreordained A before the foundation of the world,-but was e manifest in these f last times for voui; 21. Who by him do believe in God that E raised him up from the dead, and h gave him glory, that your faith . . • .' and

14. l See on Rom. 11.1. their Children in the Wilderness, m f Acts 17. 30. The Times of Walk ye not in the Statutes of their

this Ignorance God winked at; but Fathers, neither observe theirjudg^

now commandeth all Men every menrs, nor defile your selves with

where to repent. y their Idols. See on 1 Cor. 6. 11.

15. n See on Gal. y. 8. 19. a f Heb. 9. 12, 14. \Wfl.

16. ° * Lev. n.44. * Lev. 19. 5. 9. See on Acts20.28.

2. * Lev. 20.7. SeeoniThes. b t Exod. 12. y. Your UvA 4. 7. sliall be without blemish.— t Joh. V

17. p t Dent. io. 17. t Rom. 1029. John seeth Jesus coming unto 2. 11. See on Acts 10. 34. him, and faith, Behold the Lrmi d

q fa Cor. 7.1.—Let us cleanse God, which taketh away the Sin of our selves from all filthiness of the World, f 1 Cor. y. 7.—Christ Flelh and Spirit, perfecting holi- curPaftver is sacrificed for us. ness in the fe ar of God.— f Phil. i. 15 *o. c t Rom. 3. 2y. Whoflf 1 ?.— Work out your' own Salva- Gcd hath set forth to be a Propitit*. tion with fear and trembling. Heb. tion through Faith in his Mood.— j 2. 28. We receiving a Kingdom d '." Rom. 16. iy. V Tit. 1. :.'

which cannot be moved, let us t Rev. 13. 8. See on 2 Tim. 1.9. have Grace whereby we may serve 20 e '.' Col. t. 26. The Mystery. God acceptably with Reverence and which hath been hid from Agfjt godly Fear. and from Generations, but now ir

1 Joh. 14. icT. They are not of made manifest to his Saints. the World, even As lam not of the f t Ga!. 4. 4. t Eph. r.'«

World. Phil. 3. 20. Our Conver- 251 Heb. 1.2. See on Mar. 1. fation [Citizenship] is in Heaven. 21. s See on ActjTr* 24.

— j Heb. n. 13. See on 2 Cor. h f Phil 2. 9. Wherefore^ Go!

j. 6. also hath highly txalttd him, and

18.s t 1 Cor. 6. 20. f 1 Cor. 7. given him a Name which is sim 23. See on Acts 20. 28. 30 every Name. See on .Mat. iJ.#

"t Eztk. ;o. 18. I said unto

1 hope might be in God. 22. Seeing ye have * purifi. your souls in obeying the truth k through the Spirit, to unfeigned love of the brethren; see that ye 1 love e another with a pure heart fervently: 23. Being born again, not of corruptible feed, but of incorruptij, n by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for er. 24. * For [Or, For that} 0 all flelh is as grafs, and all e glory of man, as the flower of grafs. The grafs thereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: 25. But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And is is the word which by the gospel is preached un

you.

CHAP. II.

HEREFORE * laying aside all malice, and aft guile, and * hypocrisies, and envies, and all c evileakings, 2. d As new-born babes desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 3. If so ; ye have f tasted that the Lord is gracious. 4. To horn coming, as unto a living stone, s disallowed indeed i men, but chosen of God, and precious, 5. * Ye also as

lively

is. 5 i Acts 15.9. And put no on Joh. 13.34.

fference between us and them, 23. m t Joh. 1. 13. See on Job.

rifytng their Hearts by Faith 3 • 3> S

kJoh. 15. 4-—As the Branch 11 fjam.1.18. t ijoh. 3. j.See nnot bear Fruit of it self, except 5 on Heb. 4. 1 a. abide in the Vine: no mere cm 24. 0 t H*« 40.<S. fjam. I. Io; , except ye abide in me. Rom. See on Jam. 4.14. 13.—If ye through the Spirit do 2$. p '." Isa. 40. 8. See on ortifie the deeds of the Body, ye Luk. 16. 17. all live. 1 Cor. 15. 10. — I la-10 CHAP. II.

>ured more abundantly than they * t Eph- 4- 22. t Col. 3.

1: yet not I, but the Grace of God 8. f Heb. 12. 1. V Jam. 1. 11. hich was with me. Phil. 2. 12, V 1 Pet. 4. 2. See on Rom. 6. 4. L —Work out your own Salva- b Rom. 12. 9. Let Love be on with fear and trembling. For 15 without DiJJimulation.-~is God which toorknh in you, both c See on Tit. 3. 2. > will and to do of his good -■ A See on Mat. 18.3. leasure. Heb. 13. 20, 21. The r See oh 1 Cor.3.2. ;od of Peace,—make you perfect, 3.' Psal. 34. 8. O fa(?f? and see 1 every good Work, to do hisiothatthe Lord is good: blessed is L/illj working in you that which is" the Man that trusteth in him. dl-plea/ing in his Sight through 4. B t Psal. 118. 2a. See on -Christ. - "Luk. 2. 34.

Rom. 12. Io. 11 Tim. 1. y. 5. h T Fph. 2, 21, 22. See on * 13. i, t i Pet. a. 17. See2j Rom. 8 9.

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