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but under grace. 15. What then? Mall we a fin, because we are not under the law, but-under grace? God forbid. -16. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield your felves blervants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey ; whether of fin unto death, or of Obedience unto righteoufness? 17. But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of fin; but ye have obeyed from the heart that · form of doctrine * which was delivered you [Gr. whereto ye 'were delivered]. 18. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. 19. I fpeák after the manner of men, because of the infirmity of your flesh: for asye have yielded your members seryants to uncleanness, and to iniquity, unto iniquity.;' even so now yield your members fervants to righteousness, untor holinefs. 20. For when ye were the term vants of sin, ye were free *from righteousness (Gr. to righteousness.] 210 What {fruit hadiyề then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed ? for the end of those things is death. 22. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.23.For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Chrift our Lord.

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15. a 1_1 Cor.9. 21. To them ing the Grace of our God into Lafthat are without the Law, as with civiousness. out the Law, (being not without the 16. b + Mat. 6.24. t 2 Pet. 2. Lav to God, but under the Law to 19. See on Joh. 8.34. Chrift,) that I might gain them

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i Pet. 18. a ti Cor. 7. 2 2.7 Gal. s. 2. 16. As free, and not using your 1. See on Joh 8. 36. Liberty for a Cloke of Maliciousness, 20. See on Joh. 8. 34. but as the Servants of God. Jude

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NOW ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that

know the law) how that the law hath dominion over a man so long as he liveth. 2. For the a woman which hath an husband, is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth: but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husbandi 3. So then if while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, the fhall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, the is free from that law; so that the is no adulterers, though she be married to another man. 4. Wherefore, my brethren,ye also are become « dead to the law by the body of Chrift; that ye fhould be a married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth e fruit unto God. 5. For when we were in the flesh, the * motions [Gr. passions] of fins which were by the law, did work in our f members to bring forth fruit unto 6 death. 6. But now we are delivered from the law, * that being

dead [Or, being dead to that] wherein we were held; that we should serve in i newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter. 7. What shall we say then ? Is the (1) law-siu? God forbid. Nay, I had not k known sin, but

by a 41 Cor. 7. 39. The wife is her to commit Adultery. :?' bound by the Law as long as her 4. + Rom. 8.2.

Gal. 2. 19. Husband liveth ; but if her Hus. + Gal. s. 18. See on Rom. 6. 2. band be dead, she is at liberty to 2 Cor. 11. 2. I have efpoufet be married to whom she will, only s you to one Husband, that I may in the Lord. Prov. 6. 29. So is present you as a Chaste Virgin to he that goeth in to his Neighbour's Christ. Wife, whosoever toucheth her Mall et Gal. 5. 22. The Fruit of the not be innocent. Ecclesiasticus 9 9. Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-fuf. Sit not at all with another Mans so fering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Wife, nor sit down with her in doc. See on Joh. 15.8. thine Arms, and spend not thy Mo 5.

f See on Rom. 6. 13. ney with her at the Wine ; left * t Rom. 6. 21. See on Rom. thy Heart incline unto her, and so

s. 12 through thy desire thou fall into 15 6. n. See on Rom. 6.2. Deftruction.

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but under grace. 15. What then? fhall we a fin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. -16. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield your felves blervants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of fin junto death, or of Obedience unto righteousness? 1.7. But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of fin; but ye have obeyed from the heart that · form of doctrine * which was delivered you : [Gr. whereto' ye 'mere delivered]. 18. Being then made free from sin, 'ye became the servants of righteousness. 19. I fpeák after the manner of men, because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness, and to iniquity, unto iniquity,' even so now yield your members servants to righteousness, unto holinefs. 20. For when ye were the lert vants of fin, ye were free *from righteousness (Gr. to righ teousness.] 21. What {fruit hadiye then in those things whereof ye are now afhamed ? for the end of those things is death. 22. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.23.For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Chrift our Lord.

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15. 4 + 1 Cor.9. 21. To them ing the Grace of our God into Lalthat are without the Law, as with civiousness. out the Law, (being not without the 16. + Mat. 6.24. 2 Pet. 2. Law to God, but under the Law to 19. See on Joh. 8.34, Christ,) that I might gain them s 17. See on Rom. 2. 26. that are without the Law.., 1 Pet. 18.a ti Cor. 7. 2 2. + Gal. 5. 2. 16. As free, and not using your 1. See on Joh 8. 36. Liberty for a Cloke of Maliciousness, 20. See on Joh. 8. 34. but as the Servants of God. Jude 21. f of Rom.7.5: ver. 4. There are certain Men crept 10 23. & 7 Gen. 2. 17. | Jam.1.1s. in unawares, - ungodly Men, turn

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commandment might become exceeding sinful. 14. For we know that the law is fpiritual: but (1) I am carnal, s fold under fin. 15. For that which I do, I * allow [Gr. know] not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. 16. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. i 17. Now then it is no more 1. that do it, but fin that dwelleth in me. 18. For I know that a in me (that is, in my fleih) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is preferit with me, but how to perform that which is good, I find not. 19. For the good that I would, I do not : but the evil which I would not, that I do. 20. Now if I do that'I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. --21. I find then a law, that when I wou'd do good, evil is present with me.

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! {{{ 14.5 + 1 King. 21. 20, 2$ the Spirit against the Flesh : and Thou hast sold thy self to work evil these are contrary the one to the in the Sight of the Lord. There other; so that

so that ye cannot do the was 'none like unto Ahab, which Things that ye would. See on Mat. did fell himself to work Wickedness 57. 23. in the Sight of the Lord. - 2 King. 18. a it Gen 6. s. 7 Gen. 8. 17. 17: They-fold themselves to 21. See on Mat. 15. 19. do Evil in the Sight of the Lord, Rom. 2. 29. He is a Jew to provoke him to Anger i which is one inwardly, and Cir. Mac. 1. 15. And made themselves locumcision is that of the Heart.uncircumcised, and forsook the ho $ 2.Cor.4. 16.-Though our outly Covenant and joined themselves ward Man perish, yet the inward to the Heathen, and were sold to do Man is renewed day by day. Eph, Mischief.

3. 16. -To be strengthned with 15:. Gal. 5. 16, 17;. Walk in 15 might by his Spirit in the inner the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil Man. ☆ Col. 3. 9, 10. Lie not one the. Lust of the Flesh. For the to another, seeing ye have put off Flesh lufteth against the Spirit, and

the (i) It must be confessed, that some learned and pious Men have thought that the Apostle here speaks in his own Person, and that he re. presents what passes within a regenerate Person, But others, no less jearned and pious, have clearly demonstrated, That the Apostle does not speak of himself, but that lie represents the State of a corrupt and wicked Man, who may possibly be convinced of the Excellency and Goodness of the divine Law, but not being yet truly converted, he suffers his Lusts to get the better of him. I cannot but judge this to be a Matter of mighty Importance ; but it would carry me too far from my main Defign to enter upon it. Those who have a Mind to see it largely discoursed of, may read what Mr. Ostervald has written of it in his excellent Book, entituled, The Causes of the present Corruption of Christians: Cause 4. Part i. Sect. S. And Mr. Kettlewell's Measures of Christian Obedience, Book III. Ckap. 4. Alfo Bishop Taylor of Repentance, Chap. 7. Seff.4.

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my mind, and bringing ine into captivity to the law of fin, which is in my members. 24. O wretched man that I am, who ihall deliver me from * the body of this death [Or, this body of deaih]! 25: I 4 thank God, through Jesus Chrift our Lord. So then, with the mind' I my self serve the law of God; but with the flesh, the law of fin. CHA Α Ρ.

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HERE is therefore now no condemnation to them

which in Christ Jesus who a walk not after the fiefh, but after the Spirit. 2. For the law of the Spirit of lite, in Christ Jesus, hath made me a free from the law of fin and death. 3. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and 8 * for sin (Or, by a Sacrifice for fin], condemned fin in the flesh: 4. That the righteousnets of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 5. For they that are h after the flesh, do mind the things of the flesh : but they that are after the Spirit, the

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to the old Man with his Deeds; and ftament, not of the Letter, but of have put on the new Man, which is the Spirit : for the Letter killeth, tenewed in Knowledge, after the I. but the Spirit giveth Life. mage of him that created him. al See the Nore on Joh. 8. 36. t i Pet. 3. 3, 4. Whose adorning, s 3. e Heb. 10.4. It is not possible let it not be that outward adorn that the Blood of Bulls and of ing.- But let it be the hidden Man Goats should take away Sins. of the Heart.

Gal. 4. 9. How turn ye again 33. C. + Gal. 5. 17. The Words to the weak and beggarly Ele. under Ver. 15.

ments. Heb. 9.18. There is ve. 25. 1 Cor. 15:57. Thanks be to rily a disanulling of the Com. God, which giveth us the Victory, mandment going before, for the through our Lord Jesus Christ. Weakness and Unprofitableness CHAP. VIII.

thereof. # Gal. 5. 16,25. Walk in the 15 6 2 Cor. $. 21. He hath made Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the him to be Sin for us, who knew no Luft of the Flesh. If we live in Sinthe Spirit, let us also walk in the 5. bti Cor. 2, 14. See on Joh. Spirit.

+ Rom. 6. 18, 22. of Gal. 20 Gal. 5. 22. The Fruit of the + Gal. 5. 1.

See on Joh. Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Long, 8. 36.

suffering, Gentleness, Goodnels, Cor. 15. 45. -The last A.

Faith, &c. Gal. s. 25. If we dam was made a quickning, Spirit. live in the Spirit, let us also walk + 2 Cor. 3. 6. Who also hath made 25 in the Spirit. us able Ministers of the new Te.

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