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1 Chron. xxix. 17. The king's daugh- | In whom also ye are circumcised with ter is all glorious within; her clothing the circumcision made without hands, is of wrought gold, Psal. xlv. 13. 0 in putting off the body of the sins of Jerusalem, wash thine heart from the filesh by the circumcision of Christ: wickedness, that thou mayest be Buried with him in baptism, wherein saved : how long shall thy vain also ye are risen with him through the thoughts lodge within thee? Jer. iv. faith of the operation of God, who 14. Woe unto you, Scribes and Pha- hath raised him from the dead, Col. risees, hypocrites ! for ye make clean ii. 11, 12. the outside of the cup and of the plat c And shall not uncircumcision ter, but within they are full of extor which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, tion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, judge thee, who by the letter and circleanse first that which is within the cumcision dost transgress the law? cup and platter, that the outside of ver. 27. But now we are delivered them may be clean also. Woe unto from the law, that being dead whereyou, Scribes and Pharisees, hypo- | in we were held ; that we should crites! for ye are like unto whited se serve in newness of spirit, and not in

es, which indeed appear beau- the oldness of the letter, vii. 6. For tiful outward, but are within full of the kingdom of God is not meat and dead men's bones, and of all unclean- drink, but righteousness, and peace, ness. Even so ye also outwardly ap- and joy, in the Holy Ghost, xiv. 17. pear righteous unto men, but within Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity, unto thee, Except a man be born of Matt. xxiii. 25—28. And the Lord water and of the Spirit he cannot said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees enter the kingdom of God. That make clean the outside of the cup and which is born of the flesh is flesh; the platter; but your inward part is and that which is born of the Spirit full of ravening and wickedness. Ye is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto fools, did not he that made that which thee, Ye must be born again. The is without make that which is within wind bloweth where it listeth, and also ? Luke xi. 39, 40. Neither shall thou hearest the sound thereof, but they say, Lo here! or, Lo there! for canst not tell whence it cometh, and behold, the kingdom of God is within whither it goeth; so is every one that you, xvii. 21. But the hour cometh, is born of the Spirit, John iii. 5—8. and now is, when the true worship. For we are the circumcision, which pers shall worship the Father in spirit worship God in the spirit, and rejoice and in truth : for the Father seeketh in Christ Jesus, and have no confisuch to worship him. God is a Spirit: dence in the flesh, Phil. iii. 3. and they that worship him must wor d How can ye believe, which receive ship him in spirit and in truth, John honour one of another, and seek not iv. 23, 34. But let it be the hidden the honour that cometh from God. man of the heart, in that which is not only? John v. 44. For they loved corruptible, even the ornament of a the praise of men more than the meek and quiet spirit, which is in the praise of God, xii. 43. Therefore sight of God of great price, 1 Pet. iii. 4. judge nothing before the time, until

o Circumcise therefore the foreskin the Lord come, who both will bring of your heart, and be no more stiff to light the hidden things of darkness, necked, Deut. x. 16. And the LORD and will make manifest the counsels thy God will circumcise thine heart, of the hearts, and then shall every and the heart of thy seed, to love the man bave praise of God, 1 Cor. iv. 5. LORD thy God with all thine heart, For not he that commendeth himself and with all thy soul, that thou may- is approved, but whom the Lord comest live, xxx. 6. Circumcise your mendeth, 2 Cor. x. 18. But as we selves to the LORD, and take away were allowed of God to be put in the foreskin of your heart, ye men of trust with the Gospel, even so we Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem ; speak; not as pleasing men, but God, lest my fury come forth like tire, and which trieth our hearts, 1 Thess, ii. burn that none can quench it, because 4. But let it be the hidden man of of the evil of your doings, Jer, iv. 4. I the heart, in that which is not cor

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ruptible, even the ornament of a meek sakes : but as touching the election, and quiet spirit, which is in the sight they are beloved for the fathers' sakes. of God of great price, 1 Pet. iii. 4. For the gifts and calling of God are

without repentance, 28, 29. CHAP. III.- VER. 1.

See on chap. ij.ver. 18. clause 1. Τί ούν το περισσόν του Ιουδαίου, και τις c For if I do this thing willingly, I και ωφέλεια της περιτομής και

have a reward: but if against my will, What advantage then hath the Jew ?

a dispensation of the Gospel is comor what profit is there of circumcision? mitted unto me, 1 Cor. ix. 17. To

wit, that God was in Christ, reconVER. 2.

ciling the world unto himself, not imΠολύ, κατά πάντα τρόπον. Πρώτον μεν | puting their trespasses unto them :

and hath committed unto us the word γαρ ότι έπιστεύθησαν τα λόγια του Θεού.

of reconciliation, 2 Cor. F. 19. But a Much every way: chiefly, b because contrariwise when they saw that the that unto them cwere committed the Gospel of the uncircumcision was oracles of God.

committed unto me, as the Gospel of a For what if some did not believe the circumcision was unto Peter, Gal. shall their unbelief make the faith of ii. 7. O Timothy, keep that which is God without effect? ver. S. I

say

committed to thy trust, avoiding prothen, Hath God cast away his peo- fane and vain babblings, and oppople? God forbid. For I also am an sitions of science falsely so called, Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of 1 Tim. vi. 20. the tribe of Benjamin. God hath not

a See on John vii. rer. 38. clause 2. cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the Scripture

VER. 3. saith of Elias ? how he maketh inter Τί γάρ, ει ήασίστησάν τινες και μη ή απιcession to God against Israel, saying, stia aitãr thy mistu TOT DECU este xi. 1, 2. For if the casting away of zócsi. them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, b shall their unbelief make the faith et

For what a if soine did not believe ? but life from the dead? For if the

God without effect ? first fruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are a Not as though the word of God the branches. And if some of the hath taken none effect. For they are branches be broken off, and thou, not all Israel, which are of Israel, being a wild olive-tree, wert graffed Rom. ix. 6. But they have not all in among them, and with them par- obeyed the Gospel. For Esaias saith, takest of the root and fatness of the Lord, who hath believed our report? olive-tree; Boast not against the x. 16. I say then, Hath God cast branches. But if thou boast, thou away his people? God forbid. For 1 bearest not the root, but the root thee. also am an Israelite, of the seed of Thou wilt say then, The branches Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. were broken off, that I might be graf. God hath not cast away his people fed in. Well, because of unbelief which he foreknew. Wot ye dot they were broken off, and thou stand what the Scripture saith! of Elias ? est by faith. Be not high-minded, how he maketh intercession to God but fear: For if God spared not the against Israel, saying, Lord, they natural branches, take heed lest he have killed thy prophets, and digged also spare not thee. Behold there- down thine altars; and I am left fore the goodness and severity of God: alone, and they seek my life. But on them which fell, severity: but to what saith the answer of God unto ward thee, goodness, if thou continue him? I have reserved to myself seven in his goodness : otherwise, thou also thousand men, who have not bowed shalt be cut off. And they also if they the knee to the image of Baal. Even abide not in unbelief, shall be graffed so then at this present time also there in; for God is able to graff them in is a remnant according to the election again, 15-25. As concerning the of grace. And if by grace, then is it Gospel, they are enemies for your l no more of works: otherwise grace is

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no more grace. But if it be of works, , and David my servant, so that I will then is it no more grace: otherwise not take any of his seed to be rulers work is no more work. What then? Is- over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and rael hath not obtained that which he Jacob: for I will cause their captivity seeketh for ; but the election hath ob- to return, and have mercy on them, tained it, and the rest were blinded, Jer. xxxii. 24-26. Heaven and xi. 1-7. For unto us was the Gos- earth shall pass away, but my words pel preached, as well as unto them: shall not pass away, Matt. xxiv. 35. but the word preached did not profit If we believe not, yet he abideth faiththem, not being mixed with faith in ful: he cannot deny himself, 2 Tim. them that heard it, Heb. iv. 2. ii. 13. For when God made promise

b For the gifts and calling of God to Abraham, because he could swear are without repentance, Rom. xi. 29. by no greater, he sware by himself, God is not a man, that he should lie; Saying, Surely blessing I will bless neither the son of man, that he should thee, and multiplying I will multiply repent : hath he said, and shall he not thee. And so, after he had patiently do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he endured, he obtained the promise. not make it good ? Numb. xxiii. 19. For men verily swear by the greater : And also the Strength of Israel will and an oath for confirmation is to them not lie nor repent: for he is not a an end of all strife. Wherein God, man, that he should repent, 1 Sam. willing more abundantly to shew unto xv. 29. For this is as the waters of the heirs of promise the immutability Noah unto me; for as I have sworn of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath : that the waters of Noah should no That by two immutable things, in more go over the earth : so have I which it was impossible for God to sworn that I would not be wroth with lie, we might have a strong consolathee, nor rebuke thee. For the moun. tion, who have fled for refuge to lay tains shall depart, and the hills be hold upon the hope set before us, removed ; but my kindness shall not Heb. vi. 13—18. depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed,

VER. 4. sait! the LORD that hath mercy on

Μη γένοιτο γινέσθω δε ο Θεός αληθής, thee, Isa. liv. 9, 10. So shall my word Trãs dè ároportios Yeucong nabàs vésparsbe that goeth forth out of my mouth : ται“οπως αν δικαιωθής εν τοις λόγοις σου, it shall not retum unto me void, but ral yxhons év tô xgiresdal ce. it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the clut

every man a liar; as it is written,

* God forbid : yea, b let God be true, thing whereto I sent it, lv. 11. And That thou mightest be justified in thy unto my chosen : for the Lord God sayings, and mightest overcome when

thou art judged. shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name: That he who bless a Is the law then against the proeth himself in the earth should bless mises of God? God forbid : for if himself in the God of truth ; and he there had been a law given which that sweareth in the earth shall swear could have given life, verily righteby the God of truth ; because the ousness should have been by the law, former troubles are forgotten, and be- Gal. iii. 21. cause they are hid from mine eyes,

b He is the Rock, his work is

perIxv. 15,16. Considerest thou not what fect: for all his ways are judgment : this people have spoken, saying, The a God of truth and without iniquity, two families which the LORD hath just and right is he, Deut. xxxii. 4. chosen, he hath even cast them off? Wilt thou also disapnul my judgment? Thus they have despised my people wilt thou condemn me, that thou that they should be no more a nation mayest be righteous ? Job xl. 8. For before them. Thus saith the LORD; the LORD is good ; his mercy is everIf my covenant be not with day and lasting ? and his truth endureth to all night, and if I have not appointed the generations, Psal. c. 5. Thy word is ordinances of heaven and earth: Then true from the beginning : and every will I cast away the seed of Jacob, one of thy righteous judginents endur

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A. D. 60. eth for ever, cxix. 160. I will worship the righteousness of God, what shall us toward thy holy temple, and praise suy? Is God unrighteous, who laketh thy name for thy loving kindness and vengeance? (I speak as a man.) for thy truth : for thou hast magnified a For if the truth of God hath more thy word above all thy name,cxxxviii

. abounded through my lie unto his %. Thou wilt perform the truth to glory; why yet am I also judged as a Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, sinner? ver. 7. Whom God hath which thou hast sworn unto our fathers set forth to be a propitiation through from the days of old, Mic. vii. 20. faith in his blood, to declare his righHe that bath received his testimony teousness for the remission of sins that hath set to his seal that God is true, are past, through the forbearance of John iii. 33. But as God is true, our God; To declare, I say, at this time word toward you was not yea and his righteousness: that he might be nay, 2 Cor. i. 18. In hope of eternal just, and the justifier of him which life, which God, that cannot lie, pro- believeth in Jesus, 25, 26. But God mised before the world began, Tit. i. commendeth his love toward us, in 2. That by two immutable things, that, while we were yet sinners, in which it was impossible for God to Christ died for us, v. 8. Moreover lie, we might have a strong consola- the law entered, that the offence might tion, who have fled for refuge to lay abound. But where sin abounded, hold upon the hope set before us, grace did much more abound : That Heb. vi. 18. He that believeth on as sin hath reigned unto death, even the Son of God hath the witness in so might grace reign through righhimself: he that believeth not God teousness unto eternal life by Jesus hath made him a liar; because he Christ our Lord, 20, 21. believeth not the record that God b But after thy hardness and impegave of bis Son, 1 John v. 10. And nitent heart treasurest up unto thyself we know that the Son of God is come, wrath against the day of wrath' and and hath given us an understanding, revelation of the righteous judgment that we may know him that is true, of God, Rom. ii. 5. Now we know and we are in him that is true, that what things soever the law saith, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is it saith to them who are under the the true God, and eternal life, 20. law : that every mouth may be stop And to the angel of the church in ped, and all the world may become Philadelphia write ; These things guilty before God, iii. 19. Therefore saith be that is holy, he that is true, hath he mercy on whom he will have he that hath the key of David, be that mercy, and whom he will he hardenopeneth and no man shutteth; and eth. Thou wilt say then unto me, shutteth and no man openeth, Rev. Why doth he yet find fault? for who iii. 7.

hath resisted his will? Nay but, O cI will fetch my knowledge from man, who art thou that repliest against afar, and will ascribe righteousness God ? shall the thing formed say to to my Maker, Job xxxvi. 3. Against him that formed it, Why hast thou thee, thee dnly have I sinned, and made me thus ? ix. 11–Ž0. Dearly done this evil in thy sight; that thou beloved, avenge not yourselves, but mightest be justified when thou speak- rather give place unto wrath : for it is est, und be clear when thou judgest, written, Vengeance is mine ; I will Psal. li. 4. The Son of man came repay, saith the Lord, xii. 19. See eating and drinking, and they say, now that I, even I, am he, and there is Behold a man gluttonous, and a wine- no good with me: I kill, and I make bibber, a friend of publicans and sin- alive; I wound, and I heal ; neither ners. But wisdom is justified of her is there any that can deliver out of my children, Matt. xi. 19.

hand. For I lift up my hand to hea. VER. 5.

ven, and say, I live for ever. Ifl Ει δε ή αδικία ημών Θεού δικαιοσύνην whet my glittering sword, and mine puríornoi, ti icoīmes; ren adimos o Osos o hand take hold on judgment; I will επιφέρων την οργήν ; (Κατά ανθρωπον | render vengeance to ine enemies, λίγω.)

and will reward them that hate me. But a if our unrighteousuess commend I will make mine arrows drunk with

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blood, and my sword shall devourflesh; | the angel of the waters say, Thou art and that with the blood of the slain righteous, O Lord, which art, and and of the captives, from the beginning wast, and shall be, because thou hast of revenges upon the enemy. Rejoice, judged thus. For they have shed the O ye nations, with his people: for he blood of saints and prophets, and thou will avenge the blood of his servants, hast given them blood to drink, for and will render vengeance to his ad- they are worthy. And I heard anversaries, and will be merciful unto other out of the altar say, Even so, his land, and to his people, Deut. Lord God Almighty, true and righxxi, 39–43. The righteous shall | teous are thy judgments, xvi. 5—7. rejoice, when he seeth the vengeance: Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye he shall wash his feet in the blood of holy apostles and prophets ; for God the wicked. So that a man shall say, bath avenged you on her, xviii. 20. Verily, there is a reward for the righ c I speak after the manner of men, teous : verily, he is a God that judgeth because of the infirmity of your flesh. in the earth, Psal. lviii. 10, 11. 0 For as ye have yielded your members Lord God, to whom vengeance be- servants to uncleanness and to inilongeth, shew thyself. Lift up thy-quity; even-so now yield your memself, thou judge of the earth : render bers servants to righteousness unto a reward to the proud, xciv. 1, 2. holiness, Rom. vi. 19. Say I these God is jealous; and the LORD re- things as a man? or saith not the law vengeth ; the Lord revengeth, and is the same also ? 1 Cor. ix. 8. Brethren, furious ; the LORD will take ven. I speak after the manner of men; geance on his adversaries, and he Though it be but a man's covenant, reserveth wrath for his enemies, Neh. yet if it be confirmed, no man disani. 2. Who can stand before his in- nulleth or addeth thereto, Gal. iii. 15. dignation ? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is

VER. 6. poured out like fire, and the rocks Μη γένοιτο· επεί πώς κρινεϊ ο Θεός τον are thrown down by him. The LORD xóo por ; is good, a strong-hold in the day of

God forbid : * for then how shall God trouble ; and he knoweth them that trust in him. But with an overrunning

judge the world? flood he will make an uiter end of the a See on chap. ii. ver. 2. place thereof, and darkness shall

VER. 7. pursue his enemies, 6-8. Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to re Ει γάρ ή αλήθεια του Θεού εν τω εμώ compense tribulation to them that | ψεύσματι έπερίσσευσεν εις την δόξαν αυ. . trouble you ; And to you who are του, τί έτι καγώ ως αμαρτωλός κρίνομαι ; troubled rest with us, when the Lord

For if the truth of God hath more Jesus shall be revealed from heaven abounded through my lie unto his glory; with his mighty angels, In flaming fire why yet am I also judged as a sinner taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the Gospel

VER. 8. of our Lord Jesus Christ. Who sball Και μη (καθώς βλασφημούμεθα, και be punished with everlasting destruc- καθώς φασί τινες ημάς λέγειν, ότι ποιήσωtion from the presence of the Lord | μεν τα κακά, ένα έλθη τα αγαθά και ως το and from the glory of his power, | κρίμα ένδικόν έστι. 2 Thess. i. 6—9. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and

And not rather, (as * we be slander. the song of the Lamb, saying, Great ously reported, and us some affirm that and marvellous are thy works, Lord

we say,) Let us do evil, that gond may God Almighty; just and true are thy come i whose damnation is just. ways, thou King of saints. Who shall a Blessed are ye, when men shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy revile you, and persecute you, and name? for thou only art holy: for all shall say all manner of evil against nations shall come and worship before you falsely, for my sake, Matt. v. thee ; for thy judgments are made 11. Having a good conscience ; that manifest, Rev. xv. 3, 4. And I heard | whereas they speak evil of you, as of

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