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the manifeftation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8. For to one is given by the Spirit, the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit. 9. To another n faith by the fame Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the fame Spirit; 10. To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy ; to another .* discerning of fpirits ; to another s divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues. 11. But all these worketh that one and the self-fame Spirit, " dividing to every man severally a as he will. 12. For as the b. body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
13. For ^ by one Spirit are we all: I
baptized 7.1.: Eph 4.7.
: 1 Pet. 4. Man, the Measure of Faith. Having 10. See on Rom. 12.6, 6c. then Gifts differing according to the
8. mt 1 Cor. 13.2, 8. Though Grace that is given to us.- i Cor.3.' I have all knowledge; - and have 5. Who then is Paul, and who is no Charity, I am nothing. Whe- 5 Apollos, but Ministers by whom ther there be knowledge; it shall va ye believed, even as the Lord gave nish away.
to every Man. 7. Cor.7.7.--E-' 9." † Mar. 17. 19, 29. Then very Man hath his proper Gift of came the Disciples to Jefus apart, God, one after this manner, and and said, Why could not we cast 10 another after that. + 2 Cor. 10.13.
And Jesus said unto We will not boast of things withthem, Because of your unbelief. out our Measure, but according to
+ Mar. 16.18. -They shall the Measure of the Rule, which God lay Hands.on the Șick, and they hath distributed to us.
Eph. 4. Thall recover. + Jam. §. 14, 15. Is 157. Unto every one of us is given any Sick' among you ? let him call Grace according to the Measure of for the Elders of the Church; the Gift of Christ. and let them pray over him, a +Joh. 3. 8. The Wind bloweth nointing him with Qil in the where it listet b, and thou hearest, Name of the Lord: and the Prayer 20 the found thereof, but canst not of Faith shall save the Siik.-
tell whence it cometh, and whi10. P; Ver, 28, 30. Gal. 3. 5. ther it goeth: So is every one He therefore that miniftreth to that is born of the Spirit. f Heb. you the Spirit, and worketh Miracles 2.4. God also bearing them wito among you, doth he it by the 25 nefs both with Signs and Wonders, Works of the Law, or by the hear and Gifts of the holy Ghoft,according of Faith ?
ing 10 his own Will. See on Aéts i. 27.
12 | Eph. 4. 4, 6. See on Cor. 14. 29. Let the Pro.
Rom. 12.4, 5. phets speak, two or three, and let Ver. 27. t Gal. 3. 16.
He faith not,'And to Seeds, as of See on Mar. many; but as of one, And to thy
Seed, which is Christ, 11. 4 Rom. 12.
6. I say, to 13.1 † Roin 6.4,5. We are buria; every Man --to think soberly ac-35 ed with him by Esprijin into death > cc: ding as God hath dealt to every
the other judge.
+ Ads 2, 41
baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or * Gentiles [Or, Greeks], whether we be bond or free; and have been # all made to drink into olie Spirit. 14. For the body is not one member, but many. 15. If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body ? 16. And if the ear fhall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 17. If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing ? if the whole mere hearing, where were the smelling ? 18. But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, bas it hath pleased him. 19. And if they were all one member, where were the body? 20. But now are they many members, yet but one body.. 21. And the eye carinot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again, the head to the feet, I have no need of you. 22. Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble are necessary. 23. And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we * beftow (Or, pat on] more abundant honour, and our une comely part s' have more abundant comelinefs. 24. For our comely perts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked : 25. That there should be nợ * fchifm [Or, division] in the body : but that the members should have the fame care one for another. 26. And whether one member Tuffer, all the members suffer with it': 'or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. 27 Now k
ye are the body of Christ, and ! members in particular. 28. And God hath set fome, in the church, m firft apostles, * secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers,
that like as Christ was raifed from
.: Rom. 12. 3.
See on Ver. in newness of Life. For if we have been planted together in the 26. i See on Rom. Iz. 15.
5 Likenefs of his Death: we shall be 27. k + Eph. 1. 23. Eph. 4 also in the Likeness of his Resur. † Eph. 5. 23, 30. f Col rection.
1. 24. See on Rom. it. 5. et Gal. 3: 28. 1 Eph. 2. 13,
:: Eph. -5.30. See on Rom. 14, 16. † Col. 3.11. See on Aets yo 12. 5. 10. 35.
28. m† Eph. 4. 11. He gave † Joh. 6. 63. Ir is the Spirit fome Apostles. that quickneth, the Flesh profiter hr in 7 Eph. 2. 200. See on Ads nothing: the Words that I speak
II. 27. unto you, they are Spirit, and they 15
after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, o governments, diversities [Or, kinds] of tongues. 29. Are all a postles? are all prophets are all teachers ? are all * workers [Or, powers] of miracles? 30. Have all the gifts of healing ? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? 31. But covet earnestly the 9 best gifts: And yet thew I unto you a more excellent way.
CH A P. XIII. THOUGH - I speak with the tongues of men and of ing brass, or a tinkling cymbal, 2. And though I have the gift of t prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, io that I could
renove mountains, and have no charity, I am nothing. 3. And a though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. 4. Charity suffereth long, and is
: Numb. II. 19. -I will ti Cor. 12, 8, 9, 1o. take of the Spirit which is upon C + Luk. 17. 6. See on Mat. thee, and will put it upon them ;
17.20. and they shall bear, the Burden of 3. d + Mat. 6. 1. Take heed that the People with thee, that thou bear ş ye do not your Alms before Men, it not thy self alone.
to be seen of them. –
Rom. 12. ptiTim. 5:17. t Heb. 13.17, 8, 20. He that giveth, let him 24: See on Rom. 12.8.
do it with Simplicity. If thine :31.9.7 i Cor. 14. 1, 39. Follow Enemy hunger, feed him ; if he after Charity, and defire Spiritual 10 thirst, give him drink ; for in fo Gifts, but rather that ye may Pro duing thou shalc heap Coals of phefie
. Brethren, covet to Propbefie, Fire on his Head. and forbid not to speak with Numb. 12. 3. The Man
Moses was very Meck, above all the CHAP. XIII.
Men which were upon the Face of
15 1,2 Cor. 1.4, 4. I thank my the Earth. † Prov. 10. 12. HaGod always on your behalf, for the tred stirreth up Strife : but love Grace of God which is given you
covereth all Sins. Prov. 17. 9. He by Jesus Christ. So that ye come that covereth a Transgreflion seek= behind in no Gift.
20 eth Love.- Jam. 5. 20. He that 1. See Mat.7. 21, 23. Many converteth a Sinner from the Er will say unto me in that Day, ror of his Way, shall save a Soul Lord, Lord, have we not Prophesied from Death, and thall hide a Mulin thy Name, and in thy Name titude of Sins. † Pet 8. Above cast out Devils ? Name done many wonderful
and in thy, 25 all things have fervent Charity, a.
mong your felves: for Charity skall Works? And then will I profess
cover the multitude of Sins. unto them, I never knew you.-
.. XIII. kind; charity f envieth not; charity * vaunteth not it 1elf [Or, is not rash], is not puffed up, 5. Doth not behave it self unseemly, « leeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh 110 evil, 6. h Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth i* in [Or, with] the truth: 7. * Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 8. Charity never
8. Charity never faileth ; but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they Ihall ceale; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9. For we know in part, and we prophesie in part. 10. But when that which is perfet is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11. When I was a child, I fpake as a child, I understood as a child, I * thought [Or, reasoned] as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12. For ' now we (1) see through a glass
f See on Rom. 13. 13.
are strong, ought to bear the Infir. 5. t i Cor. 10. 24.
mities of the Weak, and noe to 2.4. See on Rom. 14. I.
please our selves. Gal. 6. 2. Bear 6. + Pfal. 10. 3. The Wick ye one anothers Burdens, and so fuled boa'teth of his Hearts desire. - s fil the Law of Christ. + Rom. I. 32. Who knowing the Ft 2 Cor. 3. 18. But we all Judgment of God, (that they with open Face, beholding as in a which commit such things are Glass, the Glory of the Lord, are worthy of Death) not only do the changed into the same Image:fame, but have pleasure in them 10 7 2 Cor. 5. 7. We walk by Faith, that do them.
not by sight. † Phil. 3. 12. Not i f 2 Joh. Ver. 4. I rejoiced great. as though I had already attained, ly, that I found of thy Children either were already perfect : but walking in Truth,as we have received I follow after, if that I may apprea Commandment from the Father. 15 hend that for which alfo I am ap:
7. k Rom. 15. 1. We then that prehended of Christ. (1) The Apostle here, op poses our present State under the Gospel
, to our future State in Heaven. In this State, even though the Light of the Gospel shines upon us, the Truths therein contained are the presented to us by Allusions and figures borrowed from the things of this world. Thus the joys of Heaven are represented by having Treasures, wearing Crowns, and being possessed of a Kingdom. But in Heaven, we shall have a more immediate View of thofe delightful and transporting objects, which now are represented to us by Images taken from those things which Men in this State have the greatest Thoughts of. Nor is there any inconfistency with respet to what the Apostle says here, and what he delivers in 2 Cor. 3. 18. For he does not say that we have any other discovery made of these things, in the Gofpel, than by Allusions, dri from earthly things; but he speaks of the Clearnels, the Certainty, the Design of these things, and their Relation to us. So that we have greater Assurances ofikeme now in the Gospel, than those who lived under the Law.
* darkly [Or, in a riddle] ; but then m face to face: now I "know in part; but then shall I know even as alfo I am: known. 13. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
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but rather that ye may prophesie. 2. For he that Ipeaketh in an unknown tongue, speaketh not unto men, but unto God : for no man * understandeth [Gr. heareth] him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. 3. But he that prophesieth, speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. 4. He that speaketh in an unknown tongue, edifieth himself: but he that prophesieth, edificth the
I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth, than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying. 6. Now brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except í fhall speak to you either by - revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by do&trine? 7. And even things without life giving found, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the * sounds (Or, tunes], how shall it be known what is piped or harped ? 8. For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? 9. So likewise you, except ye utter by the tongue words * eafie [Gr. fignificani] to be understood, how thall it be known what is ipoken? for ye shall speak into the air. 10. There are, it may be, so many kinds of I 3
voices m Job 19. 26. Though after my
CHAP. XIV. Skin, Worms destroy this Body, 1, a t 1 Cor. 12. 31. Covet earnyet in my Flesh Shall I see God. Mat. eftly the best Gifts: And
shew §. 8. Blessed are the pure in Heart, I unto you a more excellent way. for they shall Jee God.
:: Mac. 18. 5 b Exod. 7. 1. -Aaron thy broI say unto you, that in Hea ther shall be thy Prophet. t Numb. ven their Angels do always behold 11. 25, 29.-- When the spirit restthe Face of my father which is in ed upon them, (the seventy Elders] Heaven. † 1 Joh. 3. 2: –
We they Prophesied, and did not cease. hall see him as he is. Pfal. 16.11.10--Would to God that all the Lords In thy Presence is fulness of Joy, at People were Prophets, and that the thy right Hand there are pleasures Lord would put his Spirit upon
them. " See on Rom. 8.29. and 2 Tim. ct Aets 2. 4. f Afts 10. 46.
15 See on Mar. 16. 17.
6. Ver. 26