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which should afterwards be revealed. b See ver. 16–18.
Wherefore the law was our schoolcSee on chap. i. ver. 17. clause 1.
master, to bring us unto Christ, that VER. 12.
we might be justified by faith, ij.
18–24. For the law made nothing Kai Fatiga mipitoueñs, reis oix ex Te perfect; but the bringing in of a betριτομής μόνον, αλλά και τους στοιχούσι | ter hope did; by the which we draw τοίς ίχνεσι της εν τη ακροβυστία πίστεως | nigh unto God, Heb. vii. 19. του πατρός ημών 'Αβραάμ.
VER. 15. a And the father of circumcision to
ο γαρ νόμος οργήν κατεργάζεται ο them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of ràp oir isti vópos, oidi sapáßesis.
Because the law worketh Eratk: for that faith of our father Abraham, which
where no law is, there is no transgression.
Διά τούτο εκ πίστεως, ένα κατά χάριν, Ου γαρ δια νόμου και επαγγελία τώ εις το είναι βεβαίαν την επαγγελίαν παντί “Αβραάμ, ή το σπέρματι αυτού, το κλη- τω σπέρματι, ου το εκ του νόμου μόνου,
? ρονόμον αυτόν είναι του κόσμου, αλλά δια αλλά και τω εκ πίστεως Αβραάμ, και δικαιοσύνης πίστεως.
εστι πατηρ πάντων τμη, , a For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, might be by grace; to the end the pro
• Therefore it is of faith, b that it or to his seed, through the law, but mise might be sure to all the seed; as to through the righteousness of faith.
that only which is of the law, but to a See on Matt. i. ver. 1. clause 3.
that also which is of the faith of AbraSee on verse 11. clause 1.
who is the father of us all, VER. 14.
a See on Mark xvi. rer. 16. clause 1. Ει γας ο εκ νόμου, κληρονόμοι, κε
b See on Acts xv. ver. 11. κένωται η πίστις, και κατήργηται και
c See on Matt. iji, ver. 9. clause S. επαγγελία:
VER. 17. • For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the pro- nowy Ovão ribeixá 01) xatávarri du inis
(Καθώς γέγραπται: “Ότι σετές πελ. mise made of none effect : «I do not frustrate the grace of | και καλούντος τα μη όντα ως όντα,
τευσε Θεού, του ζωοποιούντος της παρούς, God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain, Gal.
(As it is written, • I have made the a ii. 21. For if the inheritance be of father of many nations,) before his the law, it is no more of promise: but whom he believed, even God, bache God gave it to Abraham by promise. quickeneth the dead, and calleth these Wherefore then serveth the law? It things which be not, as though they was added because of transgressions, were. till the seed should come to whom the
* Or, like unto him. promise was made; and it was or * Neither shall thy name any more dained by angels in the hand of a be called Abram; but thy name shall mediator. Now a mediator is not a be Abraham: for a father of many mediator of one, but God is one. Is nations have I made thee, Gen. Ivii. 5. the law then against the promises of • See on John v. ver. 21. clause 1. God! God forbid : for if there bad c But beloved, be not ignorant of been a law given which could have this one thing, that one day is with
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the Lord as a thousand years, and Now it was not written for his sake a thousand years as one day, 2 Pet. clone, that it was imputed to him ; üi. 8. VER. 18.
VER. 24. "Ος παρ' ελπίδα επ' ελπίδε επίστευσεν,
'Αλλά και δι' ημάς, οίς μέλλει λοεις το γενέσθαι αυτόν πατέρα πολλών γίζεσθαι, τούς πιστεύουσιν επί τον εγείεθνών, κατά το ειρημένον· ούτως έσται ραντα Ιησούν τον Κύριον ημών εκ νεκρών, το σπέρμα σου.
* But for us also, to whom it shall be Who against hope believed in hope, imputed, "if we believe on him e that that he might become the father of many raised up Jesus dour Lord from the nations, a according to that which was dead; spoken, So shall thy seed be.
a See on ver. 5. clause 4. a And he brought him forth abroad, b See on ver. 5. clause 2. and said, Look now toward heaven, • See on Acts ii. ver. 24. clause 1. and tell the stars, if thou be able to d See on Luke ii. ver. 11. clause 3. number them. And he said unto him,
VER. 25. So sball thy seed be, Gen. xv. 5.
"Ος παρεδόθη δια τα παραπτώματα VER. 19.
ομών, και ηγέρθη δια την δικαίωσιν ημών. Και μη ασθενήσας τη πίστει, ου κα a Who was delivered for our offences, τενόησε το εαυτού σώμα ήδη νενεκρωμένον, b and was raised again for our justifiiratortaétns nou inépxav, xai tay váxpe- cation. σιν της μήτρας Σάρρας:
a See on Matt. xx. ver. 28. clauses And being not a weak in faith, he con
3, 4. sidered not his own body now dead, And if Christ be not raised, your when he was about an hundred years faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. old,j neither yet the deudness of Sarah's Then they also which are fallen asleep womb :
in Christ, are perished, 1 Cor. xv. 17, a See on Matt. vi. ver. 30. clause 2. 18. Who by him do believe in God,
that raised him up from the dead, and VER. 20.
gave him glory, that your faith and Εις δε την επαγγελίας του Θεού ου διε hope might be in God, 1 Pet. i. 21. κρίθη τη απιστία, αλλ' ενεδυναμώθη τη
CHAP. V.-VER. 1. σίστει, δούς δόξαν τω Θεώ: He a staggered not at the promise | έχομεν προς τον Οεόν δια του Κυρίου ημών
Δικαιώθεντες ούν εκ πίστεως, ειρήνης God through unbelief ; but wus strong
"Ιησού Χριστού in faith, giving glory to God;
Therefore a being justified by faith, a And Zacharias said unto the angel, lb we have peace with Cod C through oner Whereby shall I know this ? for I am Lord Jesus Christ : an old man, and my wife well stricken
a See on Mark avi. ver. 16. clause 1. in years, Luke i. 18.
b For to be carnally minded is death, VER. 21.
but to be spiritually minded is life and Kal Fanpopopnoeis öti ö ishintatai, peace, Rom. viii. 6. And how shall δυνατός έστι και ποιήσαι.
they preach except they be sent ? As
it is written, How beautiful are the And being fully persuaded that, what feet of them that preach the Gospel he had promised, he was able also to per- of peace and bring glad tidings of form.
good things, I. 15. For the kingdom VER. 22.
of God is not meat and drink, but Διό και ελογίσθη αυτώ εις δικαιοσύνην. .
righteousness, and peace, and joy in a And therefore it was imputed to him the Holy Ghost, xiv. 17. Now the for righteousness.
God of hope, fill you with all joy a See on ver. 3. and 5. clause 4.
and peace in believing, that ye may
abound in hope, through the power of VER. 23.
the Holy Ghost, xv. 13. Acquaint Ουκ εγράφη δε δι' αυτό μόνον, ότι έλο: now thyself with him and be at peace, γίσθη αυτά:
thereby good shall come unto thee :
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turn again But these are written, that ye might to folly. Surely his salvation is nigh believe that Jesus is the Christ, the them that fear him that glory may Son of God; and that believing ye dwell in our land. Mercy and truth might have life through his name, are, met together, righteousness and John xx. 31. That in the ages to peace have kissed each other, Psal. come he might shew the exceeding İxxxv. 8-10. Or let him take hold riches of his grace, in his kindness of my strength, that he may make toward us through Christ Jesus, Eph. peace with me; and he shall make ii. 7. peace with me, Isa. xxvii. 5. And
VER. 2. the work of righteousness shall be Δι' ου και την προσαγωγών εσχάααμε peace, and the effect of righteousness the tista eię tie zápis tahtm hicra quietness and assurance for ever, καμεν, και καυχώμεθα επ' ελπίδα της δηxxxii. 17. O that thou hadst heark-Ens Toll Roi. ened to my commandments ! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy binto this grace wherein we stand, and
By a whom also we have access by faith righteousness as the waves of the sea, xlviii. 18. There is no peace, saith rejoice in hope of d the glory of God. the LORD, unto the wicked, 22. a In whom we bare boldness and And all thy children shall be taught access with confidence by the faith of of the LORD; and great shall be the him, Eph. iii. 12. Haring therefore, peace of thy children, liv. 13. For brethren, boldness to enter into the ye shall go out with joy and be led holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a forth with peace; the mountains and new and living way which he hath the hills shall break forth before you consecrated for us, through the veil, into singing, and all the trees of the that is to say, his flesh, Heb. I. 19, field shall clap their hands, lv. 12. 20. For Christ also hath once sufAnd all things are of God who hath | fered for sins, the just for the unjust, reconciled us to himself by Jesus that he might bring us to God, being Christ, and bath given to us the mi- put to death in the flesh, but quicknistry of reconciliation; To wit, that ened by the Spirit, 1 Pet. i. 18. See God was in Christ, reconciling the also on John X. ver. 7. world unto himself, not imputing b Much more then, being now jus. their trespasses unto them; and hath tified by his blood, we shall be saved committed unto us the word of recon- from wrath through him. Por if, ciliation. « Now then we are ambas. when we were enemies, we were resadors for Christ; as though God did conciled to God by the death of his beseech you by us, we pray you in Son, much more, being reconciled, we Christ's stead, Be ye reconciled unto shall be saved by his life, Rom. v. God, 2 Cor. v. 18–-20. But the fruit 9, 10. There is, therefore, now no of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long- condemnation to them which are in suffering, gentleness, goodness, faită, Christ Jesus, who walk not after the Gal. v. 22. And the peace of God, filesh, but after the Spirit, viii. 1. which passeth all understanding, shall Moreover whom he did predestinate, keep your hearts and minds through them he also called ; and whom be Christ Jesus, Phil. iv. 7. Now the called, them he also justified: and God of peace, that brought again from whom he justified, them he also glothe dead our Lord Jesus, that great rified. What shall we then say to Shepherd of the sheep, through the these things? If God be for us, who blood of the everlasting covenant, can be against us? He that spared not Heb. xiii. 20. And the scripture was his own Son, but delivered him up fulblled which saith, Abraham be- for us all, how sball he not with him lioved God, and it was imputed unto also freely give us all things ? Who him for righteousness : and he was shall lay any thing to the charge of called the friend of God,
Jam. ii. 23. God's elect? It is God that justifieth. See also on on John xiv. ver. 27. Who is he that condemneth? It is
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Christ that died, yea rather, that is stant in prayer, xii. 19. Now the risen again, who is even at the right God of hope fill you with all joy and band of God, who also maketh inter- peace in believing, that ye may abound cession for us. Who shall separate us in bope, through the power of the Holy from the love of Christ? shall tribu- Ghost, xv. 13. For I know that my kelation, or distress, or persecution, or deemer liveth, and that he shall stand famine, or nakedness, or peril, or at the latter day upon the earth; And sword ? As it is written, For thy though after my skin worms destroy sake we are killed all the day long; this body, yet in my flesh shall I see we are accounted as sheep for the God: Whom I shall see for myself, slaughter. Nay, in all these things and mine eyes shall behold, and not we are more than conquerors, through another; though my reins be consumed him that loved us. For I am per- i within me, Job xix. 25—27. Theresuaded, that neither death, nor life, fore my beart is glad, and my glory nor principalities, nor powers, por rejoiceth : my flesh also shall rest in things present, nor things to come, hope. For thou wilt not leave my Nor height, nor depth, nor any other soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer creature, shall be able to separate us thine Holy One to see corruption. from the love of God, which is in Christ Thou wilt shew me the path of life; Jesus our Lord, 30–39. Who art in thy presence is fulness of joy; and thou that judgest another man's ser at thy right hand there are pleasures vant ? to his own master he standeth for evermore, Psal. xvi. 9--11. As or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden for me, I will behold thy face in up: for God is able to make him righteousness : I shall be satisfied, stand, xiv. 4. Verily, verily, I say when I awake, with thy likeness, xvii. unto you, He that heareth my word, 15. The wicked is driven away in and believeth on him that sent me, his wickedness; but the righteous bath everlasting life, and shall not hath hope in his death, Prov. xiv. 32. come into condemnation ; but is Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, passed from death unto life, Jobn v. and God even our Father, which bath 24. Moreover, brethren, I declare loved us, and hath given us everlastunto you the Gospel which I preached ing consolation and good hope through unto you, wbich also ye have receiv- grace, Comfort your hearts, and staed, and wherein ye stand: By wbich blish you in every good word and also ye are saved, if ye keep in me- work, 2 Thess. ii. 16, 17. But Christ mory what I preached unto you, un as a son over his own honse : whose less ye have believed in vain, 1 Cor. house are we, if we hold fast the conxv. 1, 2. Wherefore take unto you the fidence and the rejoicing of the hope whole armour of God, that ye may be firm unto the end, Heb. iii. 6. That able to withstand in the evil day, by two immutable things, in which it and, having done all, to stand, Eph. was impossible for God to lie, we vi. 13. To an inheritance incorrupti- might bave a strong consolation, who ble, and undefiled, and that fadeth have fled for refuge to lay hold upon not away, reserved in heaven for you, the hope set before us : Which hope Who are kept by the power of God we have as an anchor of the soul, through faith unto salvation, ready to both sure and steadfast, and which enbe revealed in the last time, 1 Pet. i. tereth into that within the veil, vi. 18, 4,5.
19. Blessed be the God and Father c And hope maketh not ashamed; of our Lord Jesus Christ, which ac, because the love of God is shed cording to his abundant mercy hath abroad in our hearts by the Holy begotten us again unto a lively hope Ghost, which is given unto us, ver. 5. by the resurrection of Jesus Christ For we are saved by hope : but hope from the dead, To an inheritance inthat is seen, is not hope ; for what a corruptible, and undefiled, and that man seeth, why doth be yet hope for? fadeth not away, reserved in heaven But if we hope for that we see not, for you, who are kept by the power of then do we with patience wait for it, God through faith unto salvation, viii. 24, 25. Rejoicing in hope; pa- ready to be revealed in the last time. tient in tribulation; continuing in- | Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though
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A. D. 60. now for a season, if need be, ye are / light affliction, wbich is but for a moin heaviness through manifold temp- ment, worketh for us a far more extations : That the trial of your faith, ceeding and eternal weight of glory, being much more precious than of iv. 17. To him that overcometh will gold that perisheth, though it be tried I grant to sit with me in my throne, with fire, might be found unto praise even as I also overcame, and am set and honour and glory at the appear- down with my Father in his throne, ing of Jesus Christ. Whom having Rev. üi. 21. And I heard a great not seen, ye love; in whom, though voice out of heaven, saying, Behold, now ye see him not, yet believing, the tabernacle of God is with men, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and and he will dwell with them, and full of glory: Receiving the end of they shall be his people, and God your faith, even the salvation of your himself shall be with them, and be souls, 1 Pet. i. 3-9. Behold, what their God, xxi. 3. Having the glory manner of love the Father hath be- of God; and her light was like anto stowed upon us, that we should be a stone most precious, even like a called the sons of God! therefore the jasper-stone clear as crystal, 11. And world knoweth us not, because it the city had no need of the sun, Deiknew him not. Beloved, now are ther of the moon, to shine in it: for we the sons of God; and it doth not the glory of God did lighten it, and yet appear wbat we shall be : but we the Lamb is the light thereof, 23. know that, when he shall appear, we | And they shall see his face; and his shall be like him ; for we shall see name shall be in their foreheads. and him as he is. And every man that there shall be no night there; and hath this hope in him, purifieth him- they need no candle, neither light of self even as he is pure, 1 John iii. the sun; for the Lord God giveth 1-3.
them light; and they shall reign for d To them, who, by patient conti ever and ever, xxi. 4, 5. nuance in well-doing, seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal
VER. 3. life, Rom. ii. 7. For all have sinned, Ου μόνον δε, αλλά και καυχώμεθα εν and come short of the glory of God, ταϊς θλίψεσιν ειδότες ότι η θλίψις υπε iii. 23. And if children, then heirs ; povdy ratepyážetar heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with
And not only so, a but we glory is him, that we may be also glorified to
tribulations also: 5 knowing that tribe. gether. For I reckon that the suffer. latim worketh patience ; ings of this present time are not wor a Who shall separate us from the thy tn be compared with the glory whicb love of Christ? shall tribulation, or shall be revealed in us, viii. 17, 18. distress, or persecution, or famine, or Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it and afterward receive me to glory, is written, For thy sake we are killed Psal. lxxiii. 24. His lord said unto all the day long; we are accounted him, Well done thou good and faith as sheep for the slaughter. Nay in ful servant; thou hast been faithful all these things we are more than over a few things, I will make thee conquerors, through him that loved ruler over many things : enter thou us, Rom. viii. 35–37. Blessed are into the joy of thy Lord, Matt. xxv. they which are persecuted for righte21. Verily, verily, I say unto you, ousness' sake : for their's is the king He that heareth my word, and be- dom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when lieveth on him that sent me, hath men shall revile you, and persecute everlasting life, and shall not come you, and shall say all manner of evil into condemnation; but is passed from against you falsely, for my sake. Redeath unto life, John v. 24. Bat we joice and be exceeding glad: for great all, with open face beholding as in is your reward in heaven; for so per. a glass the glory of the Lord, are secuted they the prophets which were changed into the same image from before you, Matt. v. 10-12. Blessed glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of are ye when men shall hate you, and the Lord, 2 Cor. iii. 18. For our when they shall separate you from