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A. D. 60. to life everlasting, 1 Tim. i. 16. my father's have bread enough and to Which sometimes were disobedient, spare, and I perish with hunger! I when once the long-suffering of God will arise and go to my father, and waited in the days of Noah, while the will say unto him, Father, I have ark was a preparing, wherein few, sinned against heaven, and before that is, eight persons, were saved by thee, And am no more worthy to be water, 1 Pet. üi. 20.

called thy son : make me as one of d He looketh upon men; and if any thy hired servants, Luke xv. 17–19. say, I have sinned, and perverted that The Lord is not slack concerning his which was right, and it profited me promise, as some men count slackness; not; He will deliver his soul from but is long-suffering to us-ward, not going into the pit, and his life shall willing that any should perish, but that see the light. Lo, all these things all should come to repentance, 2 Pet. worketh God oftentimes with man, üi. 9. And account that the longTo bring back his soul from the pit, to suffering of our Lord is salvation ; be enlightened with the light of the even as our beloved brother Paul also, living, Job xxxiii. 27—30. If thou according to the wisdom given unto LORD, shouldest mark iniquity, 0 him, hath written unto you, 15. BeLORD who shall stand? But there is hold, I stand at the door, and knock; forgiveness with thee, that thou may; if any man hear my voice, and open est be feared, Psal. cxxx. 3, 4. And the door, I will come in to him, and therefore will the Lord wait, that he will sup with him, and he with me, may be gracious unto you, and there- Rev. iii. 20. fore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD

VER. 5. is a God of judgment: blessed are all Κατά δε την σκληρότητά σου και αμεταthey that wait for him, Isa. XXX. 18. νόητον καρδίαν, θησαυρίζεις σεαυτώ οργήν Go, and proclaim these words toward | εν ημέρα οργής, και αποκαλύψεως δικαιοthe north, and say. Return, thou back. xgiolas ToŰ ORGŪ. sliding Israel, saith the LORD; and I will not cause mine anger to fall

But a after thy hardness and impeniupon you; for I am merciful, saith tent heart b treasurest up unto thyself the Lord, and I will not keep anger wrath against the day of wrath and for ever. Only acknowledge thine ini.

d revelation of the righteous judgment of quity, that thou hast transgressed against the LORD thy God, and hast a For I would not, brethren, that ye scattered thy ways to the strangers should be ignorant of this mystery, under every green tree, and ye have lest ye should be wise in your own not obeyed my voice, saith the Lord, conceits, that blindness in part is Jer. ii. 12, 13. Return, ye backslid - happened to Israel, until the fulness ing children, and I will heal your of the Gentiles be come in, Rom. xi. backslidings. Behold, we come unto 25. But when Pharaoh saw that thee; for thou art the LORD Our God. there was respite, he hardened his Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from heart, and hearkened not unto them; the hills, and from the multitude of as the Lord had said, Exod. viii. 15. mountains : truly in the LORD our And I, behold, I will harden the hearts God is the salvation of Israel, 22, 23. of the Egyptians, and they shall fol. That thou mayest remember and be low them ; and I will get me honour confounded, and never open thy mouth upon Pharoah, and upon all his host, any more because of thy shame, when upon his chariots, and upon his horseI am pacified toward thee for all that men, xiv. 17. But Sihon king of thou hast done, saith the Lord God, Heshbon would not let us pass by Ez. Xvi. 63. Afterward shall the him ; for the LORD thy God hardened children of Israel return, and seek the his spirit, and made his heart obstiLORD their God, and David their nate, that he might deliver him into king; and shall fear the Lord and thy hand, as appeareth this day, Deut. his goodness in the latter days, Hos. ii. 30. For it was of the LORD to ji. 5. And when he came to himself, harden their hearts, that they should he said, How many hired servants of I come against Israel in battle, that he


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might destroy them utterly, and that said, To-day, if ye will hear his voice, they might have no favour, but that harden not your hearts, iv. 7. he might destroy them, as the LORD b What if God, willing to shew his commanded Moses, Josh. xi. 20. wrath, and to make his power known, Wherefore then do ye harden your endured with much long-suffering the hearts, as the Egyptians and Pharoah vessels of wrath fitted to destruction, hardened their hearts ? when he had Rom. ix. 29. Is pot this laid up in wrought wonderfully among them, did store with me, and sealed up among they not let the people go, and they my treasures ? To me belongeth Fendeparted ? 1 Sam. vi. 6. Now be ye geance, and recompense; their foot not stiff-necked, as your fathers were, shall slide in due time; for the day of but yield yourselves unto the LORD, their calamity is at hand, and the and enter into his sanctuary, which things that shall come upon them he hath sanctified for ever: and serve make baste, Deut. xxxii. 54, 35. For the LORD your God, that the fierceness they know not to do right, saith the of his wrath may turn away from you, LORD, who store up violence and 2 Chron. xxx. 8. And he also rebelled robbery in their palaces, Am. ii. 10. against king Nebuchadnezzar, who Your gold and silver is cankered; and had made him gwear by God: but he the rust of them shall be a witness stiffened his neck, and hardened his against you, and shall eat your filesh heart from turning unto the Lord God as it were fire. Ye have heaped trea. of Israel, xxxvi. 13. Let destruction sure together for the last days, Jam. come upon him at unawares; and let v. 3. his net that he hath hid catch himself; c That the wicked is reserved to into that very destruction let him the day of destruction ? they shall be fall, Psal. xxxv. 8. He, that being brought forth to the day of wrath, often reproved, hardeneth his neck, Job xxi. 30. Riches profit not in the shall suddenly be destroyed, and that day of wrath: but righteousness dewithout remedy, Prov. xxix. 1. Be- livereth from death, Prov. xi. 4. The cause I knew that thou art obstinate, Lord knoweth how to deliver the and thy neck is as iron sinew, and godly out of temptations, and to rethy brow brass, Isa. xlviii. 4. But serve the unjust unto the day of judgthe house of Israel will not hearken ment to be punished, 2 Pet. ü. 9. But unto thee ; for they will not hearken the heavens and the earth, which are unto me: for all the house of Israel now, by the same word are kept in are impudent and hard-hearted, Ez. store, reserved unto fire against the üi. 7. But when his heart was lifted day of judgment and perdition of unup, and his mind hardened in pride, godly men, iii. 7. For the great day be was deposed from his kingly of his wrath is come; and who shali throne, and they took his glory from be able to stand? Rev. vi. 17. him, Dan. v. 20. But they refused d But we are sure that the judg. to hearken, and pulled away the ment of God is according to truth shoulder, and stopped their ears, that against them which commit such they should not hear. Yea, they made things. And thinkest thou this, O their hearts as an adamant stone, lest man, that judgest them which do they should hear the law, and the such things, and doest the same, that words which the Lord of hosts hath thou shalt escape the judgment of sent in his Spirit by the former pro- God, Rom. ii. 3. For the wrath of phets : therefore came a great wrath God is revealed from heaven against from the Lord of Hosts, Zech. vii. 11, all ungodliness and unrighteousness 12. But exhort one another daily, of men, who hold the truth in unrighwhile it is called To-day ; lest any of teousness, i. 18. you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin, Heb. iii. 13. While it

VER. 6. is said, To-day if ye will hear his

“Ος αποδώσει εκάστα κατά τα έργα voice, harden not your hearts, as in avtoữ. the provocation, 15. (Again, he limit. Who I will render to every man aeeth a certain day, saying in David, cording to his deeds: To-day, after so long a time; as it is a See on Matt. xvi. ver. 27. clause 3.

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ruption, and this mortal shall have Toss Mèv nab'inquoru šeyou dyaboi, put on immortality, then shall be δόξαν και τιμήν και αφθαρσίαν ζητούσι, | brought to pass the saying that is Zaunu alárovo

written, Death is swallowed up in To them who a by patient continuance victory, 1 Cor. xv. 53, 54. But is in well-doing seek for bglory and ho- now made manifest by the appearing nour Cand immortulity, deternal life:

of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath

abolished death, and hath brought a See on Matt. x. ver. 22. clause 3. life and immortality to light through

b For I reckon, that the sufferings the Gospel, 2 Tim. i. 10. of this present time are not worthy to d See on Matt. xix. ver. 16. clause 3. be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us, Rom. viii. 18. And

VER. 8. that he might make known the riches Τοις δε εξ έριθείας, και απειθούσι μεν of his glory on the vessels of mercy, in eandeig, medouévois de ziñ ádixią, Juwhich he had afore prepared 'unto pòs xai opzí. glory, ix. 23. How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another,

But unto them that are a contentious, and seek not the honour that cometh band do not obey the truth, but cobey from God only? John v. 44. For


a indignation and wrath, which cause we faint not; but though Only by pride cometh contention: our outward man perish, yet the in- but with the well-advised is wisdom, ward man is renewed day by day. Prov. xiii. 10. But if any man seem For our light affliction, which is but to be contentious, we have no such for a moment, worketh for us a far custom, neither the Churches of God, more exceeding and eternal weight of 1 Cor. xi. 16. But avoid foolish quesglory; While we look not at the things tions, and genealogies, and contenwhich are seen, but at the things tions, and strivings about the law; which are not seen ; for the things for they are unprofitable and vain, which are seen are temporal; but the Tit. iii. 9. things which are not seen are eternal, h For the wrath of God is revealed 2 Cor. iv. 16-18. To whom God from heaven against all ungodliness would make known what is the riches and unrighteousness of men, who of the glory of this mystery among the hold the truth in unrighteousness, Gentiles ; which is, Christ in you, Rom. i. 18. But God be thanked the hope of glory, Col. i. 27. That that we were the servants of sin, but the trial of your faith, being much ye have obeyed from the heart that more precious than of gold that pe- form of doctrine which was delivered risheth, though it be tried with fire, you, vi. 17. But they have not all might be found unto praise, and ho- obeyed the Gospel. For Esaias saith, nour, and glory, at the appearing of Lord, who hath believed our report? Jesus Christ: whom having not seen, X. 16. For I will not dare to speak ye love: in whom, though now ye see of any of those things which Christ him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with hath not wrought by me, to make the joy unspeakable, and full of glory, Gentiles obedient, by word and deed, 1 Pet. i. 7, 8. But rejoice, inasmuch xv. 18. They are of those that rebel as ye are partakers of Christ's suffer- against the light; they know not the ings; that when his glory shall be re- ways thereof, nor abide in the paths vealed, ye may be glad also with ex- thereof, Job xxiv. 13. In flaming fire ceeding joy. If ye be reproached for taking vengeance on them that know the name of Christ, happy are ye; for not God, and that obey not the Gosthe Spirit of glory and of God resteth pel of our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 Thess. upon you; on their part he is evil i. 8. And being made perfect, he bespoken of, but on your part he is glo- came the author of eternal salvation rified, iv. 13, 14.

unto all them that obey him, Heb. v. c For this corruptible must put on 9. Likewise, ye wives, be in subjecincorruption, and this mortal must tion to your own husbands; that, if put on immortality. So when this any obey not the word, they also may

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without the word be won by the con- the cities of the nations fell: and great versation of the wives, 1 Pet. ii. 1. Babylon came in remembrance before For the time is come that judgment God, to give unto her the cup of the must begin at the house of God: and wine of the fierceness of his wrath, if it first begin at us, what shall the xvi. 19. end be of them that obey not the

VER. 9. Gospel of God? iv. 17.

Θλίψις και στενοχωρία επί πάσαν ψυcHe that believeth on him is not χήν ανθρώπου του κατεργαζομένου το καcondemned: but he that believeth not κον, Ιουδαίου τε πρώτος και Ελληνες is condemned already, because he

a Tribulation and anguish, upon hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this the Jew first, and also of the Gentile:

every soul of man that doeth evil, cof is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved a When your fear cometh as desodarkness rather than light, because lation, and your destruction cometh their deeds were evil. For every one as a whirlwind; when distress and that doeth evil hateth the light, nei- anguish cometh upon you: Then shall ther cometh to the light, lest his deeds they call upon me, but I will not anshould be reproved, John iii. 18—21. swer; they shall seek me early, but And with all deceiveableness of un- they shall not find me, Prov. i. 27, righteousness in them that perish ; 28. Seeing it is a righteous thing because they received not the love of with God to recompense tribulation the truth, that they might be saved. to them that trouble you, 2 Thess. i. 6. And for this cause, God shall send • Behold, all souls are mine ; as them strong delusion, that they should the soul of the father so also the soul believe a lie : That they all might be of the son is mine: the soul that sindamned who believed not the truth, neth, it shall die, Ezek. xvii. 4. For but had pleasure in unrighteousness, what is a man profited, if he shall 2 Thess. ii. 10-12. Take heed, bre- gain the whole world, and lose his thren, lest there be in any of you an evil own soul? or what sball a man give heart of unbelief, in departing from in exchange for his soul! Matt. Ivi. the living God. But exhort one an 26. other daily, while it is called, To-day; c But glory, honour, and peace, to lest any of you be hardened through every man that worketh good, to the the deceitfulness of sin, Heb. iii. 12, Jew first, and also to the Gentile, ver. 13.

10. For I am not ashamed of the • What if God, willing to shew his Gospel of Christ : for it is the power wrath, and to make his power known, of God unto salvation to every one endured with much long-suffering the that believeth ; to the Jew first, and vessels of wrath fitted to destruction, also to the Greek, i. 16. You only Rom. ix. 22. Who knoweth the power have I known of all the families of of thine anger? even according to thy the earth : therefore I will punish you fear, so is thy wrath, Psal. xc. 11. Who for all your iniquities, Amos ii. 2. can stand before his indignation and Then began he to upbraid the cities who can abide in the fierceness of his wherein most of his mighty works anger? his fury is poured out like fire, were done, because they repented not. and the rocks are thrown down by Woe unto thee, Chorazin! Woe unto him, Nah. i. 6. But a certain fearful thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty looking for of judgment and fiery in works which were done in you had dignation, which shall devour the ad been done in Tyre and Sidon, they versaries, Heb. x. 97. The same shall / would have repented long ago in drink of the wine of the wrath of God, sackcloth and ashes. But I say unto which is poured out without mixture you, It shall be more tolerable for into the cup of his indignation; and Tyre and Sidon at the day of judg. he shall be tormented with fire and ment, than for you. And thou, Cabrimstone in the presence of the holy pemaum, which art exalted unto heaangels, and in the presence of the ven, shalt be brought down to hell: Lamb, Rev. xiv. 10. 'And the great for if the mighty works which have city was divided into three parts, and been done in thee had been done in

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Sodom, it would have remained until 17. Wisdom is the principal thing; this day. But I say unto you, That therefore get wisdom : and with all it shall be more tolerable for the land thy getting get understanding. Exalt of Sodom in the day of judgment than her, and she shall promote thee : sbe for thee, Matt. xi. 20--24. And that shall bring thee to honour, when thou servant which knew his Lord's will, dost embrace her. She shall give to and prepared not himself, neither did thine head an ointment of grace: a according to his will, shall be beaten crown of glory shall she deliver to with many stripes. But he that knew thee, iv. 7-9. Riches and honour not, and did commit things worthy of' are with me : yea, durable riches and stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. righteousness, viii. 18. And said unto For unto whomsoever much is given, them, Whosoever shall receive this of him shall be much required : and child in my name receiveth me: and to whom men have committed much, whosoever shall receive me, receiveth of him they will ask the more, Luke him that sent me : for he that is least xii. 47, 48. For the time is come that among you all, the same shall be judgment must begin at the house of greatest, Luke ix. 48. Blessed are God : and if it first begin at us, what those servants, whom the Lord when shall the end be of them that obey not he cometh shall find watching : verily the Gospel of God? 1 Pet. iv. 17. I say unto you, That be shall gird

himself, and make them to sit down VER. 10.

to meat, and will come forth and Δόξα δε και τιμή και ειρήνη σαντι τω serve them, xii. 37. If any man serve εργαζομένω το αγαθόν, Ιουδαίω τε πρώτον me, let him follow me: and where I nal Examu.

I am, there shall also my servant be: Put a glory, honour, and peace, to

if any man serve me, him will my Faevery man that worketh good, to the Jew ther honour, John xii. 26. That the

trial of your faith, being much more first, and also to the Gentile :

precious than of gold that perisheth, a To them who, by patient continu- though it be tried with fire, might be ance in well-doing, seek for glory, found unto praise, and honour, and and honour, and immortality, eternal glory, at the appearing of Jesus Christ, life, ver. 7. Hath not the potter i Pet. i. 7. And when the chief sheppower over the clay, of the same herd shall appear, ye shall receive a Jump to make one vessel unto honour, crown of glory that fadeth not away, and another unto dishonour? ix. 21. And that he might make known the b See on chap. v. ver. 1. clause 2. riches of his glory on the vessels of c He that walketh uprightly, and mercy, which he had afore prepared worketh righteousness, and speaketh unto glory, 23. Wherefore the LORD the truth in his heart, Psal. xv, 2. God of Israel saith, I said indeed that The wicked worketh a deceitful work: thy house and the house of thy father' but to him that soweth righteousness should walk before me for ever: but shall be a sure reward, Prov. xi. 18. now the LORD saith, Be it far from But the liberal deviseth liberal things; me; for them that honour me I will, and by liberal things shall he stand, honour, and they that despise me Isa. xxxii. 8. But in every nation, shall be lightly esteemed, 1 Sam. ii. he that feareth him, and worketh 30. Surely be shall not be moved for righteousness, is accepted with him, ever ; the righteous shall be in ever Acts x. 35. For in Jesus Christ neilasting remembrance. He shall not ther circumcision availeth any thing, be afraid of evil tidings : bis heart is nor uncircumcision ; but faith which fixed, trusting in the Lord. His heart worketh by love, Gal. v. 6. Seest is established, he shall not be afraid, thou how faith wrought with his until he see his desire upon his ene works : and by works was faith made mies, Psal. cxii. 6—8. Length of perfect ? James ii. 22. Who is a wise days is in her right hand; and in her man, and endued with knowledge left hand riches and honour. Her among you? let him shew out of a ways are ways of pleasantness, and good conversation his works with all her paths are peace, Prov. iii. 16, 'meekness of wisdom, ii, 13.

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