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his good pleasure. 14. Do all things " without murinusings, and disputings: 15. That ye may be * blameless [Or, sincere] and harmless, the a fons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom *ye fine [Or, shine ye] as lights in the world. 16. Holding forth the word of life; that I may & rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not ė run in vain, neither laboured in vain. 17. Yea, and if f I be * otfered [Gr. poured forth] upon the facrifice and 5 service of your faith, 1 h joy and rejoice with you all. 18. For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me. 19. * But [ Or, moreover] I trust in the Lord Jesus, to send

Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state. 20. For I have * no man * like-minded, [Or, jo dear unto me] who will naturally care for your state. 21. For all 1 seek their own,

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my departure is at hand: 15. a + Mat 5:45. That ye may 6 + Rom. 15. 16. That I should be the Children of your Father which be the Minister of Jesus Chrift to is in Heaven, for he maketh hiss the Gentiles, ministring the Gospel Sun to rise on the Evil, and on of God.the Good, and sendeth Rain on biť 2 Cor.7.4. :: Col. 1. 24. the Juft, and on the Unjust.

See on A&ts 5.41. b. 1 Pet. 2. 18. Servants be 19.

i See on A&ts 16.1. fubject to your Masters with all 10 k:;Pfal. 55. 13. But it was fear, not only to the good and thou, a Man, mine equal, my guide, gentle, but also to the from and mine acquaintance. word.

21. 't i Cor. 10, 24, 33. Let c See on Mat. 5. 14.

no Man Seek his own: but every t 1 Thes. 2. 19. See on 2 Man anothers Wealth. Even as I

please all Men in all things, mes et Gal. 2. 2. t . Thes. 3. 5. seeking mine own profit, but the ProSee on i Cor: 9. 24.

fit of many, that they may be 17. f + 2 Tim. 4.6. I am now Scriptures our Salvation is sometimes afcribed to God, but then it is no less true, that it is sometimes ascribed to us. It belongs to God, as the first and priucipal Cause; to Man, as working together with God. We can. not work without God, and God will not generally offer Violence to the Creature he has made, and so work without us. Hence that of St. James, Chap. 4. 3. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you; cleanse your Hands, ye Sinners, and purifie your Hearts, ye double minded. Hence we are commanded, Eph. 4. 22, 23, 24, to put off the old Man; to be renewed in the Spirit of our Mind; and to put on the new man which after God is created in righteousness and true holines. How great therefore and how dangesous is their mistake, who imagine that God is to do all in the Conver• fion of Sinners, and that there is nothing left for them to do?

not the things which are Jesus Chrifts. 22. But ye kiow the proof of him, in that as a son with the father, he hath ķerved with me in the gospel. 23. Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I fhall lee how it will go with me. 24. But n I trust in the Lord, that I also my self thall come shortly. 25. Yet I supposed it necefsary to send to you o Epaphroditus, my brother and companion in labour, and P fellow-loldier, but your 4 messenger, and he that ministred to my wants. 26. For he " longed af ter you all, and was full of heaviness, becaule that ye had heard that he had been fick. 27. For indeed he was fick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, left I Thould have forrow upon forrow. 28. I sent him therefore the more carefully, that when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful. 29. Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness, and s * hold such in reputation [Or, honour such]: 30. Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life to " supply your lack of service toward me.

CHAP. saved. t 2 Tim. 4. 10, 16. Demas Even fo hath the Lord ordained, hath forfáken me, baving loved this that they which preach the Gospel, present World.— At my first Answer fhould live of the Gospel. Gal. 6. no Man ftood with me, but all 6. Let him that is taught in the Men forsook me.

5 Word, communicate to him that i See on A&ts 16.1.

teacheth in all good things.fi 24. † Phil. 1.35. Having this Thef. 5.12, 13. We beseech you, confidence, I know that I shall abide Brethren, to know them which la. and continue with you all. bour among you, and are over | Philem: ver. 22. - I trust that 10 you in the Lord, and admonish through your Prayers I shall be you ; and to esteem them very

highly in Love for their Works 25. ° + Phil. 4. 18. - I am full, sake. t 1 Tim. 5. 17. Let the having received of Epaphroditus the Elders that rule well, be counted things which were fent from you, 15 wort hy of double bonour, especially an Odour of a sweet smell, a Sacri they who labour in the Word and fice acceptable, well-pleasing to Doctrine. Heb. 13:7, 17. Remene,

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20 you the Word of God: whose 4:2 Cor. 8. 23.—They are the Faith follow, considering the End Melongers of the Churches, and the of their Conversacion. Obey them Glory of Chrift.

that have the Rule over you, and 26. " See on Phil. 1.8.

submit your selves, for they warch 1 Cor. 16. 18. They 25 for your Souls.have refreshed my Spirit and

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CH A P. III. VINALLY, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To

write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is lafe. 2. Beware of 6 Dogs, beware of evil-workers, beware of the d concision. 3. For we are the circumcision, which f worship God in the spirit

, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. 4. Though I might also have 8 confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof lie might trust in the flesh, I more: 5.5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an (1) He brew of the Hebrews; as touching the Law, a k Pharisee; 6. Concerning' zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteouliness which is in the law, blameless. 7. But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for

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glory after the Flejb, I will glow 2. ... Ifa. 56. 1o. His watchmen are Blind: they are all ignorant, 5 S. + Gen. 17. ,12. He that is they are all dumb Dogs, they cannot eight Days old shall be circumcised bark; sleeping, lying down, lov

among you, every Man-child in ing to slumber. ; Gal. 5. 15.

your Generations.If ye bite and devour one another, it 2. Cor. 11. 22. See on Rom. take heed that ye be not consumed 10 11. 1 one of another.

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li transforming themselves into the See on A&ts 8. 3. See also on Joh Apostles of Christ.

15 16. 2. :: Gal 5. 2. See on Acts in .:: Rom. 10.5. Moses describ. 15. 1.

eth the Right cousness which is of the 3. † Rom. 2. 28, 29. + Rom. Law, That the Man which doch 4. 11, 12. † Col. 2. II. See on Acts these things shall live by them. 7. 91.

7." † Mat. 13. 44. The King. + Joh. 4. 23, 24. The Hour dom of Heaven is like unto Treas cometh, and now is, when the true fure hid in a Field ; the which Worshippers shall worship the Fa when a Man hath found, he ther in Spirit and in Truth. God hidech, and for joy thereof goeth is a Spirit, and they that worship 25 and selletle all that lae bath, and him, must worship him in Spirit and buyeth that Field.

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Christ. 8. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss, for the excellency of the ° knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung that I may win Chrift, 9. And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, ' which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith : 0. That I may' know him, and the power of his resurection, and the s fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death. 11. If by any means I might ttain unto the resurrection of the dead : 12. Not as hough I had already u attained, either were already,“ pereft: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for vhich also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. 13. Brethren,

count not my self to have apprehended : but this one hing I do, forgetting thofe things which are behind, and

reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14. press toward the mark, for the prize of the e high calling fGod in Christ Jesus. 15. Let us therefore, as many as be perfe&, be thus minded and if in any thing ye be otherile mindedy. God shall reveal even this unto you. 16. Ne

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a f Heb. 12. 23. See on Heb † Rom. 3. 21, 22.

:: Gal. 2.5 13. 21. : See on Rom. 1. 17.

b See on Luk. 10. 47. 10. r Rom. 4. 25. Who was e + Pfal. 45. 10. Hearken, O 'ivered for our Offences, and was Daughter, and confider, and inTed again for our Juftification. cline thine Ear; forget also thine

t Rom. 6. 3, 4, 5. Know ye 10 own People, and thy Fathers t that so many of us as were House. Luk. 9.62. – No Man ptized into Jesus Chrift, were having put his Hand to the itized' into his Death ? Therefore Plough, and looking back, is fit for : are buried with him by Bap the Kingdom of God. im into Death, that like

ti Cor. 9. 24, 26. -50 run rist was raised up from the that ye may obtain. I therefore ad by the Glory of the Father, sorun, not as uncertainly, .+ Heb. en so we also should walk in 6.1. Leaving the Principles of the wness of Life. For if we have Do&trine of Christ, let us goon en planted together in the Like-20 unto Perfection. s of his Death, we shall be also 14. + Heb. 3.1. See on Rom. the Likeness of his Resura tion. † 2 Cor. 4. 10. + 2 Tim. is. ft : Cor. 2. 6. See on Hela 11, 12. t 1 Pct. 4.13. See on

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vertheless, whereto we have already attained, 6 let us walk by the fame rule, h let us mind the same thing. 17. Brethren, bei followers together of me, and mark them which walk so, as ye have us for an ensample. 18. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you, even weeping, that they are the k enemies of the crois of

Whose end is destruction, m whose God is their belly: and n whose glory is in their shame; ° who'mind earthly things.) 20. For pour conversation is in heaven, from whence also we a look for the Saviour, the Lord Jefus Chrift: 21. Who shall change our vile body

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Teaching things h † Rom. 12. 16. f Rom. 15.5. which they ought not, for filthy Li.::. Phil 2. 2. See on Joh. 17. 11. scres fake: 2 Pet. 2. 3. Through Code

17. i t 1 Cor. 4. 16. ti Thef. tousness shall they with feignied 1.6. t 1 Pet: 5. 3. See on 1 Cor. Words make Merchandise of

you. 18. k f Gal. 6. 12. See on Gal. 20. P + Eph. 2. 6,19. And hath 4. 29.

10 raised us up together, and made us 19. 7:2 Cor. 11. 15: -Whofe fit together in heavenly Places in End [the Ministers of Satan), shall Christ Jesus. Now therefore ye be according to their works. are no more Strangers and Foreign

in t Rom. 16. 18. They that are ers, but · Fellow-citizens with the fuch, Serve not our Lord Jesus is Saints, and of the Houfhold of Christ, but their own Belly

God. + Col. 3. 1. If ye then be 4. 7. As they were in. rifen with Christ, seek those things creased, so they finned against me : which are abuve. therefore will I change their Glory 9 t i Thef. 1. 10. + Tit, 2.13. into Shame. + 2 Cor. 11. 12. -That 20 See on 1 Cor. 1: 7. I may cut off occasion from them 21." f 1 Cor. 15. 43, 48, 49 which defire occasion, that where It is sown in difhonour, it is raised in they Glory, they may be found e. in Glory : It is sown in Weakness

, it ven as we. , f Gal. 6.13. Neither, is raised in Power. As is the eartby, they themselves who are circum-25 such are they also that are earthy: cised keep the Law ; but desire to and as is the heavenly, such 210 have you circumcised, that they they also that are heavenly. And may glory in your Fleb.

as we have born the image of the o i Rom. 8. 5. They that are earthy, we shall also bear the after the Flesh, do mind the things zo mage of the heavenly. Col. 3! of the Flesh. 2 Cor. 12. 17, 18. When Christ who is our Life that Did I make a Gain of you by any appear, then fhall we also appen of them I sent unto you?

Did with him in Glory. t Joh. 3: Titus make a Gain of you? -I -We know that when he took Tim. 6. s. Men of corrupt 35 appear, we Thall be like kim.

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