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after a sign: and there shall no said unto him, Why callest thou me sign be given to it, but the sign of good? There is none good but one, the prophet Jonas, Matt. xii. 59. A that is God: but if thou wilt enter into wicked and adulterous generation life, keep the commandments. He seeketh after a sign ; and there shall saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, no sign be given unto it but the sign Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt of the prophet Jonas. And he left not commit adultery, Thou shalt not them, and departed, xvi. 4. Ye steal, Thou shalt not bear false wit.. adulterers and adultresses, know ye ness, Honour thy father and thy monot that the friendship of the world is ther: and, Thou shalt love thy neighenmity with God? whosoever there- bour as thyself. The young man saith fore will be a friend of the world, is unto him, All these things have I kept the enemy of God, Jam. iv. 4. from my youth up : what lack I yet!

And if ye offer the blind for sacri. Matt. xix. 17–20. The Pharisee fice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the stood and prayed thus with himself, lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it God, I thank thee, that I am not as now unto thy governor, will he be other men are, extortioners, unjust, pleased with thee, or accept thy per adulterers, or even as this publican, son? saith the LURD of hosts, Mal. Luke xviii. 11. Do not think that I i. 8. But cursed be the deceiver which will accuse you to the Father : there hath in his flock a male, and voweth, is one that accuseth you, even Moses, and sacrificeth unto the LORD a cor- in whom ye trust, John v. 45. Then rupt thing: for I am a great King, they reviled him, and said, Thou art saith the LORD of hosts, and my name his disciple; but we are Moses' disis dreadful among the heathen, 14. ciples. We know that God spake Will a man rob God? Yet ye have unto Moses: as for this fellow, we robbed me.

But ye say, Wherein know not from whence he is, ix. have we robbed thee? In tithes and 28, 29. But be ye doers of the word, offerings, iii. 8. And he taught, say- and not bearers only, deceiving your ing unto them, Is it not written, My own selves, Jam. i. 22. But now house shall be called of all nations ye rejoice in your boastings: all such the house of prayer? but ye have rejoicing is evil. Therefore to him made it a den of thieves, Mark xi. 17. that knoweth to do good, and doeth

it not, to him it is sin, iv. 16, 17. VER. 23. “ος εν νόμω καυχάσαι, δια της παρα

VER. 24. Gάσεως του νόμου τον Θεόν ατιμάζεις; Το γαρ όνομα του Θεού δι' υμάς βλες

Thou achat makest thy boast of the φημείται εν τοις έθνεσι, καθώς γέγραπται. law, through breaking the law dishonour For a the name of God is blasphemed est thou God?

among the Gentiles through you, as it

is written. a Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest * All that pass by clap their hands thy boast of God, ver. 17. Much at thee; they hiss and wag their head every way: chiefly, because that unto at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, them were committed the oracles of Is this the city that men call The perGod, iii. 2. Who are Israelites; to fection of beauty, the joy of the whole whom pertaineth the adoption, and earth? All thine enemies have openthe glory, and the covenants, and the ed their mouth against thee : they giving of the law, and the service of hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, God, and the promises, ix. 4. How We have swallowed her up: certainly do ye say, We ure wise, and the law this is the day that we looked for; of the Lord is with us? Lo, certainly we have found, we have seen it, Lam. in vain made. he it; the pen of the ii. 15, 16. And when they entered unto scribes is in vain. The wise men are the heathen, whither they went, they ashamed, they are dismayed and profaned my holy name, when they taken: lo, they have rejected the said to them, These are the people of word of the Lord; and what wisdom. the Lord, and are gone forth out of is in them? Jer. viii. 8, 9. And he' his land. But I had pity for mine

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holy name, which the bouse of Israel vantage then bath the Jew? or what had profaned among the heathen, profit is there of circumcision ? Much whither they went. Therefore say every way: chiefly, because that unto unto the house of Israel, Thus saith them were committed the oracles of the Lord God; I do not this for your God, iii. 1, 2. And he received the sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine sign of circumcision, a seal of the righholy name's sake, which ye have pro- teousness of the faith which he had faned among the heathen, wbither ye yet being uncircumcised: that he

And I will sanctify my great might be the father of all them that name, which was profaned among believe, though they be not circumthe heathen, which ye have profaned cised: that righteousness might be in the midst of them; and the hea- imputed unto them also: And the then shall know that I am the LORD, father of circumcision to them who saith the Lord God, when I shall be are not of the circumcision only, but sanctified in you before their eyes, who also walk in the steps of that Ez. xxxvi. 20—23. Woe unto the faith of our father Abraham, which world because of offences ! for it must he had being yet uncircumcised, iv. needs be that offences come; but woe 11, 12. And the LORD thy God will to that man by whom the offence circumcise thine heart, and the heart cometh! Matt. xviii. 7. I will there of thy seed to love the LORD thy God fore that the younger women marry, with all thine heart, and with all thy bear children, guide the house, give soul that thou mayest live, Deut. none occasion to the adversary to XXX. 8. Circumcise yourselves unto speak reproachfully, 1 Tim. v. 14. the LORD, and take away the foreLet as many servants as are under skins of your heart, ye men of Judah the yoke count their own masters and inhabitants of Jerusalem ; lest worthy of all honour, that the name my fury come forth like fire, and burn of God and his doctrine be not blas- that none can quench it, because of phemed, vi. 1. To be discreet, chaste, the evil of your doings, Jer. iv. 4. keepers at home, good, obedient to For I testify again to every man that is their own husbands, that the word of circumcised, that he is a debtor to do God be not blasphemed, Tit. ü. 5. the whole law. Christ is become of Sound speech, that cannot be con no effect unto you, whosoever of you demned that he that is of the con are justified by the law: ye are fallen trary part may be ashamed, having from grace. For we through the Spi. no evil thing to say of you, 8.

rit wait for the hope of righteousness • Howbeit, because of this deed by faith. For in Christ Jesus neither thou hast given great occasion to the circumcision availeth any thing, nor enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, uncircumcision; but faith which workthe child also that is born unto thee eth by love, Gal. v. 3—6. For in shall surely die, 2 Sam. xii. 14. Christ Jesus neither circumcision

availeth any thing, nor uncircumciVER. 25.

sion; but a new creature, vi. 15. That Περιτομή μεν γαρ αφελεί, εάν νόμον at that time ye were without Christ, πράσσης: εάν δε παραβάτης νόμου ής, ή being aliens from the commonwealth περιτομή σου ακροβυστία γέγονεν. . of Israel, and strangers from the coveFor a circumcision verily profiteth, if without God in the world, Eph. ii. 12.

nants of promise, having no hope, and thou keep the law : b but if thou be a breaker of the luw, thy circumcision is law, through breaking the law dis

b Thou that makest thy boast of the made uncircumcision.

honourest thou God? ver. 23. Bea For he is not a Jew, which is one hold the days come, saith the LORD, outwardly: neither is that circumci- that I will punish all them which are sion, which is outward in the flesh: circumcised with the uncircumcised; But he is a Jew, which is one inward-Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the ly; and circumcision is that of the children of Ammon, and Moab, and heart, in the spirit, and not in the all that are in the utmost corners, that letter; whose praise is not of men, dwell in the wilderness : for all these but of God, ver. 28, 29 What ad nations are uncircumcised, and all the

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house of Israel are uncircumcised in nothing, and uncircumcision is noheart, Jer. ix. 25, 26. Ye stiffnecked thing, but the keeping of the comand uncircumcised in heart and ears, mandments of God, 1 Cor. vii. 18, 19. ye do always resist the Holy Ghost : For we are the circumcision, which as your fathers did ; so do ye, Acts worship God in the spirit, and revii. 51.

joice in Christ Jesus, and have no VER. 26.

confidence in the flesh, Phil. ij. S. 'Εάν ούν ή ακροβυστία τα δικαιώματα | Where there is neither Greek Bar του νόμου φυλάσση, ουχί ή ακροβυστία | Jew, circumcision noruncircumcision, αυτού εις περιτομήν λογισθήσεται και ;

Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free;

but Christ is all and in all, Col. ii. 11. Therefore a if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his

VER. 27. uncircumcision be counted for circum

και κρινεϊ ή εκ φύσεως ακρυβώστια τον cision?

νόμον τελούσα, σε τον διά γράμματος και 2 Also the sons of the stranger that περιτομής παραβάτην νόμου; join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD: by nature, a if it fulfil the law, bjudge

And shall not uncircumcision which is to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting

it, thee, 'who by the letter and circumcision and taketh hold of my covenant; Even

dost transgress the law? them will I bring to my holy moun a That the righteousness of the law tain, and make them joyful in my might be fulfilled in us, who walk not house of prayer: their burntofferings after the flesh, but after the Spirit, and their sacrifices shall be accepted Rom. viii. 4. Love worketh no ill to upon mine altar ; for mine house his neighbour : therefore love is the shall be called an house of prayer for fulfilling of the law, xiii. 10. And all people, Isa. lvi. 6, 7. And I say Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer unto you, that many shall come from it to be so now: for thus it becometh the east and west, and shall sit down us to fulfil all righteousness. Then with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, he suffered him, Matt. iii. 15. Think in the kingdom of heaven. But the not that I am come to destroy the children of the kingdom shall be cast Law, or the Prophets : I am not come out into outer darkness ; there sball to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I be weeping and gnashing of teeth, say unto you, Till heaven and earth Matt. viii. 11, 12. Then Jesus an- pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no swered and said unto her, I woman, wise pass from the law, till all be falgreat is thy faith ; be it unto thee filled. Whosoever therefore shall even as thou wilt. And her daughter break one of these least commandwas made whole from that very hour, ments, and shall teach men so, he XV. 28. A devout man, and one that shall be called the least in the king. feared God with all his house, which dom of heaven: but whosoever shall gave much alms to the people, and do and teach them, the same shall be prayed to God alway. He saw in a called great in the kingdom of beavision evidently about the ninth hour ven. For I say unto you that except of the day, an angel of God coming in your righteousness shall exceed the to him, and saying unto him, Cor- righteousness of the Scribes and Phanelius. And when he bad looked on risees, ye shall in no case enter into him he was afraid, and said, What is the kingdom of heaven, v. 17-20. it, Lord? And he said, Thy prayers And when he had removed him, he and thine alms are come up for a me. raised up unto them David to be their morial before God, Acts x. 2–4. Then king; to whom also he gave testiPeter opened his mouth, and said, mony, and said, I have found David Of a truth I perceive that God is the son of Jesse, a man after mine no respecter of persons, 34. Is any own heart, which shall fulfil all my man called being circumcised ? let will, Acts xiii. 22. For all the law is him not become uncircumcised. Is fulfilled in one word, even in this ; any called in uncircumcision ? let him Thou shalt love tby neighbour as thynot be circumcised. Circumcision is self, Gal. v. 14.

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A.D. 60. b As I live, saith the Lord God, | law: for I had not known lust, except Sodom thy sister hath not done, she the law had said, Thou shalt not conor her daughters, as thou hast done vet. But sin, taking occasion by the thou and thy daughters. Behold, this commandment, wrought in me all was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom; manner of concupiscence. For withpride, fulness of bread, and abun- out the law sin was dead, vii. 6—8. dance of idleness was in her and Who also hath made us able ministers in her daughters, neither did she of the new testament; not of the letstrengthen the hand of the poor and ter, but of the spirit: for the letter needy. And they were haughty, and killeth, but the Spirit giveth life, committed abomination before me: 2 Cor. iii. 6. therefore I took them away as I saw good. Neither hath Samaria com

VER. 28. mitted half of thy sins ; but thou hast Ου γαρ ο εν τω φανερώ, Ιουδαϊός έστιν Tmultiplied thine abominations more | ουδε ή εν τώ φανερώ, εν σαρκι, περιτομή: than they, and hast justified thy sis

For a he is not u Jew, which is one ters in all thine abominations which thou hast done. Thou also which sion which is outward in the flesh:

outwardly; breither is that circumcihast judged thy sisters, bear thine own shame for thy sins that thou hast a Circumcision is nothing, and uncommitted more abominable than circumcision is nothing, but the keepthey: they are more righteous than ing of the commandments of God, thou: yea, be thou confounded also, 1 Cor. vii. 19. Therefore if any man and bear thy shame, in that thou hast be in Christ, he is a new creature : old justified thy sisters, Ez. xvi. 48–52. things are passed away ; behold, all The men of Nineveh shall rise in things are become new, 2 Cor. v. 17. judgment with this generation, and For in Jesus Christ neither circumcishall condemn it: because they re- sion availeth any thing, nor uncircumpented at the preaching of Jonas; cision; but faith which worketh by and, behold, a greater than Jonas is love, Gal. v. 6. here. The queen of the south shall b Not as though the word of God rise up in the judgment with this ge- had taken none effect. For they are neration, and shall condemn it : for not all Israel, which are of Israel : she came from the uttermost parts of Neither, because they are the seed of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solo- | Abraham, are they all children: but mon; and, behold, a greater than in Isaac shall thy seed be called. Solomon is here, Matt. xii. 41, 42. By That is, they which are the children faith Noah, being warned of God of of the filesh, these are not the children things not seen as yet, moved with of God; but the children of the profear, prepared an ark to the saving mise are counted for the seed, Rom. of his house ; by the which he con- ix. 6—8. Truly God is good to Israel, demned the world, and became heir even to such as are of a clean heart, of the righteousness which is by faith, Psal. lxxiii. 1. Except the LORD of Heb. xi. 7.

hosts bad left unto us a very small c An instructor of the foolish, a remnant, we should have been as Soteacher of babes, which bast the form dom, and we should have been like of knowledge and of the truth in the unto Gomorrah. Hear the word of law, ver. 20. But he is a Jew, which the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom, give is one inwardly; and circumcision is ear unto the law of our God, ye people that of the heart, in the spirit, and of Gomorrah. To what purpose is not in the letter; whose praise is the multitude of your sacrifices unto not of men, but of God, 29. But me? saith the Lord : I am full of the now we are delivered from the law, burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of that being dead wherein we were fed beasts : and I delight not in the held ; that we should serve in new blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of ness of spirit, and not in the oldness he-goats. When ye come to appear of the letter. What shall we say before me, who hath required this at then? Is the law sin? God forbid. your hand, to tread my courts? Bring Nay, I had not known sin, but by the l no more vain oblations; incense is

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A. D. 60. an abomination unto me; the new works, and tribulation, and poverty, moons and sabbaths, the calling of as- (but thou art rich;) and I know the semblies, I cannot away with ; it is blasphemy of them which say they iniquity, even the solemn meeting, are Jews, and are not, but are the syYour new moons, and your appointed pagogue of Satan, Rev. ii. 9. feasts my soul hateth: they are a c Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and trouble unto me; I am weary to bear the children of Ammon, and Moab, them. And when ye spread forth your

and all that are in the utmost corders, hands, I will hide mine eyes from that dwell in the wilderness : for all you: yea, when ye make many pray these nations are uncircumcised, and ers, I will not hear; your hands are all the house of Israel are uncircumfull of blood, Isa. i. 9–15. Hear ye cised in the heart, Jer. ir. 26. How this, 0 house of Jacob, which are was it then reckoned ? when he was called by the name of Israel, and are in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? come forth out of the waters of Judah; not in circumcision, but in uncircumwhich swear by the name of the LORD, cision. And he received the sign of and make mention of the God of circumcision, a seal of the righteous. Israel, but not in truth, nor in righ- ness of the faith which he had yet teousness. For they call themselves being uncircumcised: that he might of the holy city, and stay themselves be the father of all them that believe, upon the God of Israel ; the LORD of though they be not circumcised: that bosts is his name, xlviii. 1, 2. And righteousness might be imputed unto she conceived again, and bare a daugh- them also: And the father of circumter And God said unto him, Call cision to them who are not of the cis. her name Lo-ruhamah: for I will no cumcision only, but who also walk in more have mercy upon the house of the steps of that faith of our father Israel; but I will utterly take them Abraham, which he had being yet unaway. But I will have mercy upon circumcised, Rom. iv. 10–12. The the house of Judah, and will save like figure whereunto even baptism them by the LORD their God, and will doth also now save us, (not the patnot save them by bow, nor by sword, ting away of the filth of the flesh, but nor by battle, by horses, nor by horse- the answer of a good conscience to

Now when she had weaned ward God,) by the resurrection of Lo-ruhamah, she conceived and bare Jesus Christ, 1 Pet. iii. 21. a son. Then said God, Call his name Lo-ammi : for ye are not my people,

VER. 29. and I will not be your God, Hos. i.

'Αλλ' ο εν τω κρυπτώ, Ιουδαίος και σε6—9. And think not to say within potouen xapdías, šv avtúpati, ev yekuvourselves, We have Abraham to our ματι: ου ο έπαινος ουκ εξ ανθρώπων, αλλ' father : for I say unto you, that God én toll 800. is able of these stones to raise up

But he is a Jew, a which is one ixtchildren unto Abraham, Matt. iii. 9. wardly; band circumcision is that of Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, the heart, c in the spirit, and not in the and saith of him, Behold an Israelite letter : d whose praise is not of man, but indeed, in whom is no guile! John of God. i. 47. I know that ye are Abraham's a But the LORD said unto Samuel. seed, but ye seek to kill me ; because Look not on bis countenance or on my word hath no place in you. I the height of his stature ; because I speak that which I have seen with have refused him; for the LORD keth my Father: and ye do that which ye not as man seeth; for man looketh on have seen with your father. They the outward appearance, but the LORD answered and said unto him, Abra- looketh on the heart, 1 Sam, avi.7. I ham is our father. Jesus saith unto know also, my God, that thou triest the them, If ye were Abraham's children, heart, and hast pleasure in uprightye would do the works of Abraham, ness. As for me, in the uprightness of viii. 37–39. For in Christ Jesus, mine heart I liave willingly offered all neither circumcision availeth any these things :' and now have I seen thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new with joy thy people, which are precreature, Gal. vi. 15. I know thy sent here, to offer willingly unto thee,


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