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1 COR. I. 6-9.

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Ωστε ὑμᾶς μὴ ὑστερεῖσθαι ἐν μηδενὶ χαρίσματι, ἀπεκδεχομένους τὴν ἀποκάλυψιν τοῦ Κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ

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So that a ye come behind in no gift waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:

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of peace sanctify you wholly and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it, v. 23, 24. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless, 2 Pet. iii. 14. Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, Jude 24.

c Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ, Phil. i. 6. That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ, 10. Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, ii. 16. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent beat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up, 2 Pet. iii. 10.

Gr. revelation.

a For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong, 2 Cor.

xii. 13.

b See on 1 Thess. i. ver. 10. clause 1.

VER. 8.

*Ος καὶ βεβαιώσει ὑμᾶς ἕως τέλους ἀνεγκλήτους ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τοῦ Κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ.

a Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

See on Rom. xiv. ver. 4. clause 2, Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? Rom. viii. 33. That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing: but that it should be holy and without blemish, Eph. v. 27. That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the And that you, world, Phil. ii. 15. were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight, Col. i. 21, 22. To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints, 1 Thess. iii. 13. And the very God

VER. 9.

Πιστὸς ὁ Θεὸς, δι ̓ οὗ ἐκλήθητε εἰς κοινωνίαν τοῦ ὑιοῦ αὐτοῦ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ τοῦ Κυρίου ἡμῶν.

a God is faithful, bby whom ye were called unto the fellowship of d'his Son

Jesus Christ our Lord.

a Know, therefore, that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him, and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations, Deut. vii. 9. Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens, and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds, Psal. xxxvi. 5. Nevertheless my lov ing-kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail, lxxxix. 33. Great is thy faithfulness, Lam. iii. 23. There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able, 1 Cor. x. 13. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it, 1 Thess. v. 24. But the Lord

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is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil, 2 Thess, iii. 3. If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful; he cannot deny himself, 2 Tim. ii. 13. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) Heb. x. 23. Wherefore, let them that suffer according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator, 1 Pet. iv. 19. And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True ; and in righteousness doth he judge and make war, Rev. xix. 11.

b See on Rom. i. ver. 6. clause 2. c See on John vi. ver. 56.

d See on Matt. xiv. ver. 33. clause 2. e See on Luke ii. ver. 11. clause 3.

VER. 10. Παρακαλῶ δὲ ὑμᾶς, ἀδελφοί, διὰ τοῦ ὀνόματος τοῦ Κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ἵνα τὸ αὐτὸ λέγητε πάντες, καὶ μὴ ᾖ ἐν ὑμῖν σχίσματα, ἦτε δὲ κατηρτισμένοι ἐν τῷ αὐτῷ νοὶ καὶ ἐν τῇ αὐτῇ γνώμη.

a Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no * divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

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ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren, vi. 6-8. For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you, xi. 18, 19.

VER. 12.

Λέγω δὲ τοῦτο, ὅτι ἕκαστος ὑμῶν λέγει· Ἐγὼ μέν εἰμι Παύλου, ἐγὼ δὲ ̓Απολλῶ, ἐγὼ δὲ Κηφᾶ, ἐγὼ δὲ Χριστοῦ.

Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.

VER. 13.

Μεμέρισται ὁ Χριστὸς; μὴ Παῦλος ἐσταυρώθη ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν, ἡ εἰς τὸ ὄνομα Παύλου ἐβαπτίσθητε;

Is Christ divided? was Paul cruci

fed for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

VER. 14.

Εὐχαριστῶ τῷ Θεῷ ὅτι οὐδένα ὑμῶν εβάπτισα, εἰ μὴ Κρίσπον καὶ Γάϊον I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius ;


* Gr. schisms.

And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord, with all his house; and many of the

See on Rom. xii. ver. 16. clause 1. Corinthians hearing, believed, and were baptized, Acts xviii. 8.

VER. 11.

Εδηλώθη γάρ μοι περὶ ὑμῶν, ἀδελφοί μου, ὑπὸ τῶν Χλόης, ὅτι ἔριδες ἐν ὑμῖν εἰσι.

For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, a that there are contentions among you.

a For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? For while one

saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? 1 Cor. iii. 3, 4. But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another, Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do

b See on Rom. xvi. ver. 23. clause 1. VER. 15.

Ινα μή τις εἴπῃ ὅτι εἰς τὸ ἐμὸν ὄνομα ἐβάπτισα.

Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.

VER. 16.

Ἐβάπτισα δὲ καὶ τὸν Στεφανᾶ οἶκον· λοιπὸν οὐκ οἶδα εἴ τινα ἄλλον ἐβάπτισα.

And I baptized also a the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.

a I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first-fruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,) That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every

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1 COR I. 16–21.

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one that helpeth with us, and la- , and in them that perish: To the one boureth. I am glad of the coming of we are the savour of death unto death; Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achai- and to the other the savour of life cus: for that which was lacking on unto life. And who is sufficient for your part they have supplied, 1 Cor. these things ? 2 Cor. ii. 15, 16. But xvi. 15—17.

if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them

that are lost, iv. S. VER. 17.

c See on Rom. i. ver. 16. clause 3. Ου γαρ απέστειλε με Χριστός βαπτίζειν, αλλ' ευαγγελίζεσθαι· ουκ εν σο

VER. 19. φία λόγου, ίνα μη κενωθή ο σταυρός του Γέγραπτα

εται γάρ: 'Απολώ την σοφίαν των Χριστού.

σοφών, και την σύνεσιν των συνετών άθε

τήσω. For Christ sent me not to baptice, but to preach the gospel : a not with wisdom * For it is wrilten, I will destroy the of * words, blest the cross of Christ wisdom of the wise, and will bring to should be made of none effect.

nothing the understanding of the pru

dent. * Or, speech.

a Therefore, behold, I will proceed a And I, brethren, when I came to to do a marvellous work among this you, came not with excellency of people, even a marvellous work and a speech or of wisdom, declaring unto wonder ; for the wisdom of their wise you the testimony of God, 1 Cor. ii. 1. men shall perish, and the understandAnd my speech and my preaching of their prudent men shall be hid, was not with enticing words of man's Isa. xxix. 14. wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 4. But we have

VER. 20. this treasure in earthen vessels, that

Πού σοφός; πού γραμματεύς και που the excellency of the power may be | συζητητής του αιώνος τούτου; Ουχί έμώof God, and not of us, 2 Cor. iv. 7. paver ó Olds the copiar toữ xíouou teúFor though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the

a Where is the wise ; where is the weapons of our warfare are not car. nal, but mighty through God to the scribe? where is the disputer of this pulling down of strong holds ;) x.

world? b hath not God made foolish the S, 4.

wisdom of this world? b That


faith should not stand a Where is the Scribe? where is the in the wisdom of men, but in the power receiver? where is he that counted of God, 1 Cor. ii. 5.

the towers? Isa. xxxiii. 18.

See on Matt. vi. ver. 23. clause 2. VER. 18. “Ο λόγος γάς και του σταυρού τους μεν

VER. 21. απολλυμένοις μωρία εστι, τοϊς δε σωζο- 'Επειδή γαρ εν τη σοφία του Θεού ουκ μέναις ημϊν δύναμις Θεού έστι.

έγνω ο κόσμος διά της σοφίας τον Θεόν, a For the preaching of the cross bis tudósenger • Osòs dià oñis peoplas taŭ xnto them that perish foolishness ; e but púrpatos sãoal toùs mieteúertas. unto us which are saved it is the power a For after that in the wisdom of God of God.

the world by wisdom knew not God, it * But we preach Christ crucified, pleased God by the foolishness of preachunto the Jews a stumblingblock, and ing to save them that believe. unto the Greeks foolishness, ver, 23. a Because that, when they knew But the natural man receiveth not God, they glorified him not as God, the things of the Spirit of God : for neither were thankful, but became they are foolishness unto him: nei- vain in their imaginations, and their ther can he know them, because they foolish heart was darkened : Proare spiritually discerned, ii. 14. fessing themselves to be wise, they

b For we are unto God a sweet sa- became fools, And changed the glory vour of Christ, in them that are saved, I of the uncorruptible God into an



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I COR. J. 21-27.

A. D. 59. image made like to corruptible man, 2 Cor. iv.5. See also on Matt. xx. Rom. i. 21-23.

ver. 28. clause 3. o See on Rom. i. ver. 16. clause 3. b See on Matt. xi. ver. 6. clause 2.

c See on ver. 18. clause 1. VER. 22. 'Επειδή και Ιουδαίοι σημείον αιτούσι,

VER, 24. και Ελληνες σοφίαν ζητούσιν

Αυτοϊς δε τους κλητοϊς Ιουδαίοις τε και a For the Jews require a sign, band

"Ελλησι Χριστόν Θεού δύναμιν και Θεού the Greeks seek after wisdom:


a But unto them which are called, both a See on Matt. xii. ver. 38. clause 3. Jews and Greeks, b Christ the power of

b Then certain philosophers of the God, and the wisdom of God. Epicureans, and of the Stoics, encountered him. And some said,

a See on Rom. i. ver. 7. clause 3. Wbat will this babbler say? other

b See on Rom. i. ver. 16. clause 2. some, He seemeth to be a setter forth

VER. 25. of strange gods : because be preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrec

οτι το μωρόν του Θεού, σοφώτερον των tion. And they took him, and brought «v@pám av ésti: xal rò áo Devès tou Oboj, him into Areopagus, saying, May we σχυρότερον των ανθρώπων εστί. know what this new doctrine, whereof

Because the foolishness of God is wiser thou speakest, is? For thou bringest than men; and the weakness of God is certain strange things to our ears: we stronger than men. would kæow therefore what these things mean. (For all the Athenians,

VER. 26. and strangers which were there, spent Βλέπετε γαρ την κλήσιν υμών, αδελφοί, their time in nothing else, but either | ότι ου πολλοί σοφοί κατά σάρκα, ου σολ. to tell or to hear some new thing, Acts aci dwatol, où woanei sügaveis: xviii. 18-21.

For ye see your calling, brethren, VER. 23.

how that a not many wise men after the 'Huais dè xngúcsojev XpScrò értau. flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, ραμένον, Ιουδαίοις μεν σκάνδαλον, "Ελλησι | are called: δε μωρίαν

a See on Matt. xi. ver. 25. clause 3. a But we preach Christ crucified,

VER. 27. bunto the Jews a stumblingblock, cand unto the Greeks foolishness ;

'Αλλά τα μωρά του κόσμου εξελέξατο

ο Θεός, ίνα τους σοφούς καταισχύνη και * For 1 determined not to know any τα ασθενή του κόσμου εξελέξατο ο Θεός, thing among you, save Jesus Christ, iva xatais xúrn rà io xugé. and him crucified, 1 Cor. ii. 2. And

a But God huth chosen the foolish we are witnesses of all things which he did, both in the land of the Jews things of the world to confound the wise ; and in Jerusalem ; whom they slew and God hath chosen the weak things of and hanged on a tree. Him God raised the world to confound the things which

are mighty; up the third day, and shewed him openly; Not to all the people, but a Out of the mouth of babes and unto witnesses chosen before of God, sucklings hast thou ordained strength, even to us, who did eat and drink because of thine enemies; that thou with him after he rose from the dead. mightest still the enemy and the And he commanded us to preach unto avenger, Psal. viii. 2. and Matt. xxi. the people, and to testify that it is be 16. For he bringeth down them that which was ordained of God to be the dwell on high; the lofty city he layJudge of quick and dead. To him eth it low: he layeth it low, even to give all the prophets witness, that the ground; he bringeth it even to the through bis name whosoever believeth dust. The foot shall tread it down, in bịin shall receive remission of sins, even the feet of the poor, and the steps Acts x. 39–43. For we preach not of the needy, Isa. xxvi. 5, 6. And Jeourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, sus, walking by the sea of Galilee,

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1 Cor. 1. 27-30.

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saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, \ if it were no wood, Isa. X. 15. Thus and Andrew his brother, casting a saith the LORD, Let not the wise man net into the sea: for they were fishers. glory in his wisdom, neither let the And he saith unto them, Follow me, mighty man glory in his might, let not and I will make you fishers of men. the rich man glory in his riches; But And they straightway left their nets, let him that glorieth, glory in this, and followed him. And going on that he understandeth and knowetb from thence, he saw other two breth me, that I am the Lord which exerren, James the son of Zebedee, and cise loving-kindness, judgment, and John bis brother, in a ship with Ze- righteousness, in the earth: for in bedee their father, mending their these things I delight, saith the LORD, nets : and he called them, Matt. iv. Jer. ix. 23, 24. 18–21. Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what

VER. 30. ye shall answer : For I will give you 'Εξ αυτού δε υμείς είστε εν Χριστώ à mouth and wisdom, which all your Incoő, ös éyevhon nuiv copia & Trò OEGŪ, adversaries shall not be able to gain- | δικαιοσύνη τε και αγιασμός και απολύsay nor resist, Luke xxi. 14, 15. And Trico after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a

But of him are ye a in Christ Jesus,

bwho of God is made unto us wisdom, Jewess, be sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ and a righteousness, and e sanctification, And as he reasoned of righteousness,

and redemption : temperance, and judgment to come, a See on John xiv. ver. 18. Felix trembled, and answered, Go b And all things are of God, who thy way for this time; when I have a hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus convenient season, I will call for Christ, and hath given to us the mithee, Acts xxiv. 24, 25. But we have nistry of reconciliation, 2 Cor. v. 18. this treasure in earthen vessels, that c See on Luke xxi. ver. 15. clause 1. the excellency of the power may be of d See on John xvi. ver. 10. clause 1. God, and not of us, 2 Cor. iv. 7.

e And she shall bring forth a son,

and thou shalt call his name JESUS : VER. 28.

for he shall save his people from their Kai tà dyevi toũ xóc plov, xai rà é gov- sins, Matt. i. 21. And for their sakes θενημένα εξελέξατο ο Θεός, και τα μη όντα, I sanctify myself, that they also might ένα τα όντα καταργήση

be sanctified through the truth, John

xvii. 19. That they may receive forAnd base things of the world, and giveness of sins, and inheritance things which are despised, hath God


them which are sanctified by chosen, yea, and things which ure not, faith that is in me, Acts xxvi. 18. to bring to nought things that are :

For we are his workmanship, created

in Christ Jesus unto good works, VER. 29.

which God hath before ordained that Οπως μη καυχήσηται πάσα σαρξ ενώ- we should walk in them, Eph. ii. 10, πιον αυτού.

Husbands, love your wives, even as a That no flesh should glory in his Christ also loved the church, and gave

himself for it; That he might sanctify presence.

and cleanse it with the washing of a For who maketh thee to differ water by the word, That he might from another? and what hast thou that present it to himself a glorious church, thou didst not receive ? now if thou not having spot, or wrinkle, or any didst receive it, why dost thou glory, such thing; but that it should be holy as if thou hadst not received it? 1 Cor. and without blemish, v. 25–27. Who iv. 7. Shall the axe boast itself against gave himself for us, that he might him that heweth therewith ? or shall redeem us from all iniquity, and puthe saw magnify itself against him rify unto himself a peculiar people, that shaketh it? as if the rod should zealous of good works, Tit. ii. 14. shake itself against them that lift it up, "See on Rom. viii. ver. 23. clause 3. or as if the staff' should lift up itself, as

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