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with as much Certainty, as if they were already ef
... Believers of all Nations, and promised a Seed as numerous
as the Stars of Heaven.
up by those Sufferings into that most excellent Virtue of Patience.
4. And patience t 4. This Patience gives us a experience, and ex- continual Sense and Experience perience hope. both of our + own Sincerity towards God, and of his Power and Protećtion over us, for whose Cause we suffer. And this fills us again with the most comfortable Assurance of our future Recompence and Reward.
by his Death for our Sins, at the Time foretold by the
7. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would cven dare to die.
t’Ayase indeed, that makes one free to suffer Death for him.
Io. For if when we were enemies, we were reconciled to od
tonement for the Sins of all the World,
* Per. 7 & 8. My Paraphrase on these two Verses, is but
a very little Addition to the Text, but sufficient to give the Spirit of the Apostle's Argument, which is almost wholly lost
in our Translation, and not mended in any other Version I
have seen. They make no Distinčtion between Jouzafs and aya33, in which the Conclusion in the 8th Verse wholly lies. + Ver. 9. We shall be saved, i.e. Gentiles as well as jews. For that is the Scope and Connexion of the Apostle's Argument, from the 6th to the 12th Verse.