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A. D. 60. up of the Gentiles might be accep- I love God, to them who are the called able, being sanctified by the Holy according to his purpose. For whom Ghost, xv. 9-13. 16. See also on he did foreknow, he also did predesMatt. xii. ver. 18. clause 5.
tinate to be conformed to the image e For from the rising of the sun of his Son, that he might be the firsteven unto the going down of the same born among many brethren. Moremy name shall be great among the over whom he did predestinate, them Gentiles; and in every place incense he also called : and whom he called, shall be offered unto my name, and them be also justified : and whom he a pure offering : for my name shall justified, them he also glorified, Rom. be great among the heathen, saith the viii. 28–30. Even us, whom he hath LORD of hosts, Mal. i. 11. But cursed called, not of the Jews only, but also be the deceiver, which hath in his of the Gentiles, ix. 24. God is faithflock a male, and voweth, and sacri- ful, by whom ye were called unto the ficeth unto the LORD a corrupt thing: fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our for I am a great King, saith the Lord, 1 Cor. i. 9. I marvel that ye LORD of hosts, and my name is dread- are so soon removed from him that ful among the heathen, 14. Simeon called you into the grace of Christ hath declared how God at the first unto another Gospel, Gal. i. 6. That did visit the Gentiles, to take out of ye would walk worthy of God, who them a people for his name, Acts xv. hath called you unto his kingdom and 14. To the praise of the glory of his glory, 1 Thess. ii. 12. Whereunto he grace, wherein he hath made us ac- called you by our Gospel, to the obcepted in the beloved. That we taining of the glory of our Lord Jesus should be to the praise of his glory, Christ, 2 Thess. ii. 14. Who hath who first trusted in Christ, Eph. i. saved us, and called us with an holy 6. 12. But ye are a chosen genera- calling, not according to our works, tion, a royal priesthood, an holy na- but according to his own purpose and tion, a peculiar people; that ye should grace, which was given us in Christ shew forth the praises of him who Jesus before the world began, 2 Tim. hath called you out of darkness into i. 9. Wherefore, holy brethren, parhis marvellous light: Which in time takers of the heavenly calling, conpast were not a people; but are now sider the Apostle and High Priest of the people of God: which had not ob- our profession, Christ Jesus, Heb. iii. tained mercy, but now have obtained 1. But ye are a chosen generation, a mercy, 1 Pet. ii. 9, 10.
royal priesthood, an holy nation, a pe
culiar people; that ye should shew forth VER. 6.
the praises of him who hath called 'Εν οίς έστι και υμείς, κλητου Ιησού | you out of darkness into his marvelΧριστού»)
lous light, 1 Pet. ii. 9. For even hereAmong whom a are ye also b the called also suffered for us, leaving us an
unto were ye called : because Christ of Jesus Christ :
example, that ye should follow his a In whom also we have obtained steps, 21. But the God of all grace, an inheritance, being predestinated who hath called us unto his eternal according to the purpose of him who glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye worketh all things after the counsel of have suffered a while, make you per his own will, Eph. i. 11. Which is fect, stablish, strengthen, settle you, come unto you, as it is in all the v. 10. Wherefore the rather, breth world; and bringeth forth fruit, as ren, give diligence to make your it doth also in you, since the day calling and election sure : for if yo ye heard of it, and knew the grace do these things, ye shall never fall, of God in truth, Col. i. 6. And you, 2 Pet. i. 10. These shall make that were sometime alienated, and war with the Lamb, and the Lamb enemies in your mind by wicked shall overcome them: for he is works, yet now hath he reconciled, Lord of lords, and, King of kings: 21.
and they that are with him are b And we know that all things called, and chosen, and faithful, Rev. work together for good to them that | xvii. 14.
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the LORD shall dwell in safety by VER. 7.
him; and the LORD shall cover him Πάσι τοίς ούσιν έν Ρώμη, αγαπητοϊς | all the day long, and he shall dwell Broû, xantois ágioıçı Xápis üpīvnal eigúrn between his shoulders, Deut. xxxiii. årò GEOī gaspàs sueñv, xai Kugíeu 'Inco 12. That thy beloved may be de Χριστού. .
livered ; save with thy right hand, To all that be in Rome, b beloved of into my garden, my sister, my spouse:
and hear me,
Psal. lx. 5. I am come God, c called to be saints : Grace to
I have gathered my myrrh with my you and e peace from God our Father, 8 and the Lord Jesus Christ.
spice; I have eaten my honey-comb
with my honey; I have drink my a And they wrote letters by them wine with my milk: eat, О friends; after this manner; The apostles and drink, yea, drink abundantly, O elders and brethren send greeting beloved, Cant. v. 1. Put on thereunto the brethren which are of the fore, as the elect of God, holy and Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and beloved, bowels of mexies, kindness, Cilicia, Acts xv. 23. Unto the church humbleness of mind, meekness, long. of God which is at Corinth, to them suffering, Col. iii. 12. And they that that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, have believing masters, let them not called to be saints, with all that in despise them, because they are breevery place call upon the name of thren ; but rather do them service, Jesus Christ our Lord, both their's because they are faithful and beloved, and our's, 1 Cor. i. 2. Paul, an apo- partakers of the benefit. These things stle of Jesus Christ by the will of teach and exhort, 1 Tim. vi. 2. God, and Timothy our brother, unto € Among whom are ye also the the church of God which is at Corinth, called of Jesus Christ, ver. 6. And let with all the saints which are in all the peace of God rule in your hearts, Achaia, 2 Cor. i. 1. Paul and Ti- to the which also ye are called in motheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, one body; and be ye thankful, Col. to all the saints in Christ Jesus which iii. 15. For God hath not called us are at Philippi, with the Bishops and unto uncleanness, but unto holiness, Deacons, Phil. i. 1. To the saints 1 Thess. iv. 7. But as he which bath and faithful brethren in Christ which called you is holy, so be ye holy in all are at Colosse : Grace be unto you, manner of conversation, 1 Pet. i. 15. and peace, from God our Father and According as his divine power hath the Lord Jesus Christ, Col. i. 2. given unto us all things that pertain James, a servant of God and of the unto life and godliness, through the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve knowledge of him that bath called tribes which are scattered abroad, us to glory and virtue, 2 Pet. i. 3. greeting, Jam. i. 1. Peter, an apostle a Grace be unto you, and peace, of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scat- from God our Father, and from the tered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Cor. i. 3. Grace Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, be to you and peace from God the Elect according to the foreknowledge Father, and from our Lord Jesus of God the Father, through sanctifica- Christ, Gal. i. 3. Grace be unto you, tion of the Spirit, unto obedience and and peace, from God our Father, and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus from the Lord Jesus Christ, Phil. i. 2. Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, Unto Timothy, my own son in the be multiplied, 1 Pet. i. 1, 2. *Jude, faith : Grace, mercy, and peace, from the servant of Jesus Christ, and God our Father and Jesus Christ our brother of James, to them that are Lord, 1 Tim. i. 2. To Titus, mine sanctified by God the Father, and own son after the common faith : preserved in Jesus Christ, and called, Grace, mercy, and peace, from God
the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ b As he saith also in Osee, I will our Saviour, Tit. i. 4. Grace to you, call them my people, which were not and peace, from God our Father and my people : and her beloved, which the Lord Jesus Christ, Philem. 3. was not beloved, Rom. ix. 25. And Elect according to the foreknowledge of Benjamin he said, The beloved of of God the Father, through sanctifica.
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A. D. 60. tion of the Spirit, unto obedience and | Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: And when he had said this, he fell Grace unto you, and peace, be multi- asleep, Acts vii. 59, 60. The grace plied, 1 Pet. i. 2. Grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you, be multiplied unto you through the 1 Cor. xvi. 23. For this thing I beknowledge of God, and of Jesus our sought the Lord thrice, that it might Lord, 2 Pet. i. 2. Grace be with depart from me. And he said unto you, mercy, and peace, from God the me, My grace is sufficient for thee : Father, and from the Lord Jesus for my strength is made perfect in Christ, the Son of the Father, in weakness. Most gladly therefore will truth and love, 2 John 3. Mercy I rather glory in my infirmities, that unto you, and peace, and love, be the power of Christ may rest upon multiplied, Jude 2. John to the seven me. Therefore I take pleasure in inchurches which are in Asia : Grace firmities, in reproaches, in necessibe unto you, and peace, from him ties, in persecutions, in distresses, for which is, and which was, and which Christ's sake: for when I am weak, is to come ; and from the seven Spirits then am I strong, Cor. xii. 8-10. which are before his throne ; 'And The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful and the love of God, and the comwitness, and the first begotten of the munion of the Holy Ghost, be with dead, and the Prince of the kings of you all. Amen, xiii. 14. Brethren, the earth. Unto him that loved us, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be and washed us from our sins in his with your spirit. Amen, Gal. vi. 18. own blood, Rev. i.4, 5.
Peace be to the brethren, and love e For the kingdom of God is not with faith, from God the Father and meat and drink; but righteousness, the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost, with all them that love our Lord JeRom. xiv. 17. Now the God of hope sus Christ in sincerity. Amen, Eph. fill
you with all joy and peace in be- vi. 23, 24. I can do all things through lieving, that ye may abound in hope, Christ which strengtheneth me, Phil. through the power of the Holy Ghost, iv. 13. The grace of our Lord Jesus IV. 13. Now the God of peace be Christ be with you all. Amen, 23. Now with you all. Amen, 33. Pray for the God himself and our Father, and our peace of Jerusalem : They shall pros. Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way per that love thee, Psal. cxxii. 6. unto you. And the Lord make you And into whatsoever house ye enter, to increase and abound in love one first say, Peace be to this house. And toward another, and toward all men, if the Son of peace be there, your even as we do toward you: To the peace shall rest upon it: if not, it end he may stablish your hearts unshall turn to you again, Luke x. 5, 6. blameable in holiness before God, And the very God of peace sanctify even our Father, at the coming of our you wholly; and I pray God your Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints, whole spirit and soul and body be 1 Thess. iii. 11–13. The grace of preserved blameless unto the coming our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. of our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Thess. v. Amen, v. 28. Now our Lord Jesus 23. Now the Lord of peace himself Christ himself, and God, even our give you peace always by all means. Father, which hath loved us, and The Lord be with you all, 2 Thess. hath given us everlasting consolation ji. 16. Now the God of peace, that and good hope through grace, Combrought again from the dead our Lord fort your hearts, and stablish you in Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, every good word and work, 2 Thess." through the blood of the everlasting ii. 16, 17. Now the Lord of peace covenant, Heb. xiii. 20. See also on himself give you peace always by all chap. v. ver. 1. clause 2.
The Lord be with you all, See on Matt. v. ver. 16.clause 3. iii. 16. The grace of our Lord Jesus
& And they stoned Stephen, calling Christ be with you all. Amen, 18. upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy receive my spirit. And he kneeled spirit. Grace be with you. Amen. down, and cried with a loud voice, l 2 Tim. iv. 22. The grace of our Lord
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A.D. 60. Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Eunice ; and I am persuaded that in Amen, Philem. 25. The grace of thee also, 2 Tim. i. 3–5. I thank our Lord Jesus Christ be with you my God, making mention of thee al. all. Amen, Rev. xxii. 21.
ways in my prayers, Hearing of thy
love and faith, which thou hast toVER. 8.
ward the Lord Jesus, and toward all TIpõrov juży küxagiot@ TW € pou did saints, Philem. 4, 5. I rejoiced 'Ιησού Χριστού υπέρ πάντων υμών, ότι και greatly that I found of thy children πίστις υμών καταγγέλλεται εν όλω τα walking in truth, as we have received κόσμο.
a commandment from the Father, First, a I thank my God b through Je- 2 John 4. For 1 rejoiced greatly, when sus Christ for you all, that your faith the brethren came and testified of the is spoken of throughout d the whole world. truth that is in thee, even as thon
a But God be thanked, that ye were walkest in the truth. I have no the servants of sin, but ye have obey- greater joy than to hear that my ed from the heart that form of doc- children walk in truth, 3 John 3, 4. trine which was delivered you, Rom. b See on John xiv.ver. 13. clause 2. vi. 17. I thank my God always on For your obedience is come abroad your behalf, for the grace of God unto all men. I am glad therefore on which is given you by Jesus Christ, your behalf: but yet I would have you 1 Cor. i. 4. Cease not to give thanks wise unto that which is good, and for you, making mention of you in my simple concerning evil, Rom. Ivi. 19. prayers, Eph. i. 16. I thank my God For from you sounded out the word upon every remembrance of you, Al. of the Lord not only in Macedonia ways in every prayer of mine for you and Achaia, but also in every place all making request with joy, For your your faith to God-ward is spread fellowship in the Gospel from the first abroad ; so that we need not to speak day until now, Phil. i. 3–5. We any thing. For they themselves shex give thanks unto God and the Father of us what manner of entering in we of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying al- Irad unto you, and how ye turned to ways for you, Since we heard of your God from idols to serve the living faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love and true God, 1 Thess. i. 8,9. which ye have to all the saints, Col. d And this Gospel of the kingdom i. 3, 4. We give thanks to God al- shall be preached in all the world for ways for you all, making mention of a witness unto all nations; and then you in our prayers; Remembering shall the end come, Matt. xxiv. 14. without ceasing your work of faith, And it came to pass in those days, and labour of love, and patience of that there went out a decree from hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the Cæsar Augustus, that all the world sight of God and our Father, 1 Thess. should be taxed, Luke ž. 1. And i. 2, 3. For what thanks can we there stood up one of them named render to God again for you, for all Agabus, and signified by the spirit the joy wherewith we joy for your that there should be great dearth sakes before our God, iii. 9. We are throughout all the world : which bound to thank God always for you, came to pass in the days of Claudius brethren, as it is meet, because that Cæsar, Acts xi. 28. your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all to
VER. 9. ward each other aboundeth, 2 Thess. i. Μάρτυς γάρ μου έστιν ο Θεός, και λατρεύω 3. I thank God, whom I serve from my év ta aveúpatí pou, eu tô saytis TÜ forefathers with pure conscience, that vioū autoū, áss ådlandia Tas perties in without ceasing I have remembrance TOLOūnai of thee in my prayers night and day; Greatly desiring to see thee, being serve with my spirit in c the Gospel of
For a God is my witness, behom I mindful of thy tears, that I may be his Son, a thut without ceasing • 1 make filled with joy;. When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that
mention of you always in my prayers ; is in thee, which dwelt first in thy a I say the truth in Christ, I lie not. grandmother Lois, and thy mother my conscience also bearing me wit
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ness in the Holy Ghost, Rom. ix. 1. God, whose I am, and whom I serve, Also now, behold, my witness is in xxvii. 23. For if I pray in an unknown heaven, and my record is on high, tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my Job xvi. 19. Moreover I call God for understanding is unfruitful. What is a record upon my soul, that to spare it then? I will pray with the spirit, you I came not as yet unto Corinth, and I will pray with the understand2 Cor. i. 23. As the truth of Christ ing also : I will sing with the spirit, is in me, no man shall stop me of this and I will sing with the understand boasting in the regions of Achaia. ing also, 1 Cor. xiv. 14, 15. But ye Wherefore? Because I love you not? know the proof of him, that, as a son God knoweth, xi. 10, 11. The God with the father, he hath served with and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, me in the Gospel, Phil. ii. 22. For which is blessed for evermore, know, we are the circumcision, which woreth that I lie not, 31. Now the ship God in the spirit, and rejoice in things which I write unto you, be- Christ Jesus, and have no confidence hold, before God, I lie not, Gal. i. 20. in the flesh, iii. 3. Whom we preach, For God is my record, how greatly I warning every man, and teaching long after you all in the bowels of Je- every man in all wisdom; that we sus Christ, Phil. i. 8. For neither at may present every man perfect in any time used we flattering words, as Christ Jesus: Whereunto I also laye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; bour, striving according to his workGod is witness: Nor of men sought ing, which worketh in me mightily, we glory, neither of you, nor yet of Col. i. 28, 29. I thank God, whom í others, when we might have been bur- serve from my forefathers with pure densome, as the apostles of Christ. conscience, that without ceasing I But we were gentle among you, even have remembrance of thee in my as a nurse cherisheth her children : prayers night and day, 2 Tim. i. 3. So being affectionately desirous of c See on ver. 1. clause 5. you, we were willing to have im d Moreover as for me, God forbid parted unto you, not the Gospel of that I should sin against the Lord in God only, but also our own souls, be- ceasing to pray for you : but I will cause ye were dear unto us. For ye teach you the good and the
ght way, remember, brethren, our labour and 1 Sam. xii. 23. And he spake a travail : for labouring night and day, parable unto them to this end, that because we would not be chargeable men ought always to pray, and not to unto any of you, we preached unto faint, Luke xviii. 1. Peter therefore you the Gospel of God. Ye are wit was kept in prison : but prayer was nesses, and God also, how holily and made without ceasing of the Church justly and unblameably we behaved unto God for him, Acts xii. 5. Prayourselves among you that believe, 1 ing always with all prayer and supThess. ii. 5–10. Whereunto I am or- plication in the Spirit, and watching dained a preacher, and an apostle, thereunto with all perseverance and (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie supplication for all saints, Eph. vi. 18. not,) a teacher of the Gentiles in Pray without ceasing, 1 Thess. v. 17. faith and verity, 1 Tim. ii. 7. I thank God, whom I serve from my
b But the hour cometh, and now is, forefathers with pure conscience, that when the true worshippers shall wor- without ceasing I have remembrance ship the Father in spirit and in truth : of thee in my prayers night and day, for the Father seeketh such to wor- 2 Tim. i. 3. ship him. God is a Spirit : and they e Always in every prayer of mine that worship him, must worship him for you all making request with joy, in spirit and in truth, John iv. 23, Phil. i. 4. And this I pray, that your 24. After these things were ended, love may abound yet more and more Paul purposed in the spirit, when he in knowledge and in all judgment; had passed through Macedonia and That ye may approve things that are Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, excellent;
that ye may be sincere and After I have been there, I must also without offence, till the day of Christ; see Rome, Acts xix. 21. For there Being filled with the fruits of rightestood by me this night the angel of ousness, which are by Jesus Christ,