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A. D. 60. ceeding abundant, with faith and priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar love, which is in Christ Jesus. This people; that ye should shew forth the is a faithful saying, and worthy of all praises of him who hath called you acceptation, that Christ Jesus came out of darkness into his marvellous into the world to save sinners ; of light, 1 Pet. ii. 9. And hath made whom I am chief. Howbeit for this us kings and priests unto God and his cause I obtained mercy, that in me Father; to him be glory and dominion first Jesus Christ might shew forth all for ever and ever, Amen, Rev. i. 6. long-suffering, for a pattern to them To him that overcometh will I grant which should hereafter believe on him, to sit with me on my throne, even as to life everlasting, 1 Tim. i. 13—16. I also overcame, and am set down

with my Father in his throne, iii. 21. VER. 17.

And they sung a new song, saying, Ει γάς τω του ενός παραπτώματι ο Thou art worthy to take the book and θάνατος εβασίλευσε δια του ενός, πολλώ | to open the seals thereof : for thou μάλλον οι την περισσεία της χάριτος και wast slain, and hast redeemed us to ñs sempeãs tñs dimasocúms naußávortes, God by thy blood, out of every kindred, Šv fan Bac sheugovor obà tou évès, 'Incot and tongue, and people, and nation;

And hast made us unto our God Χριστού. . For if a by one man's offence death kings and priests ; and we shall reign

on the earth, v. 9, 10. And I saw reigned by one ; b much more they which thrones, and they that sat upon them, receive abundance of grace, and of the and I saw the souls of them that were ¢gift of righteousness, d shall reign in beheaded for the witness of Jesus, life by one Jesus Christ.)

and for the word of God, and which a See on ver. 12.

had not worshipped the beast, neither b For since by man cume death, by his image, neither had received his man came also the resurrection of the mark upon their foreheads, or in their dead. For as in Adam all die, even hands; and they lived and reigned so in Christ shall all be made alive, with Christ a thousand years. Blessed 1 Cor. xv. 21, 22. As we have borne and holy is he that hath part in the the image of the earthy, we shall also first resurrection ; on such the second bear the image of the heavenly, 49. death hath no power, but they shall And the grace of our Lord was ex. be priests of God and of Christ, and ceeding abundant, with faith and love, shall reign with him a thousand years, which is in Christ Jesus, 1 Tim. i. 14. xx. 4-6. And there shall be no night

See on chap. i. ver. 17. clause 1. there : and they need no candle, nei

d Moreover, whom he did predesti- ther light of the sun; for the Lord nate, them he also called : and whom God giveth them light: and they shall he called, them he also justified : and reign for ever and ever, xxii. 5. whom he justified, them he also glori. fied, Rom. viii. 30. Then shall the

VER. 18. King say unto them on his right hand, "Αρα ούν ως δι' ενός παραπτώματος, είς Come, ye blessed of my Father, in- | πάντας ανθρώπους, εις κατάκριμα ούτω herit the kingdorm prepared for you και δι' ενός δικαιώματος, εις πάντας ανθρώfrom the foundation of the world, | πους, εις δικαίωσιν ζωής. Matt. xxv. 34. Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings

Therefore a as by the offence of one without us : and I would to God ye demnation ; beven so by the righteous,

judgment came upon all men to condid reign, that we also might reign ness of one, the free gift came upon all with you, 1 Cor. iv. 8. If we suffer, we shall also reign with him; if we

men unto justification of life. deny him he also will deny us, 2 Tim. a Wherefore as by one man sin ii. 12. Hearken, my beloved brethren, entered into the word, and death by Hath not God chosen the poor of this sin; and so death passed upon all world rich in faith, and heirs of the men, for that all have sinned, ver. 12. kingdom which he hath promised to Now we know that what things soever them that love him? Jam. ii. 5. But the law saith, it saith to them who are ye are a chosen generation, a royal under the law: that every inouth may

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be stopped, and all the world may tify many; for be shall bear their inibecome guilty before God, iii. 19. quities, Isa. liii. 10–12. Seventy

b But not as the offence, so also is weeks are determined upon thy peo the free gift. For if through the of- ple, and upon thy holy city, to finish fence of one many be dead, much more the transgression and to make an end the grace of God, and the gift by of sins, and to make reconciliation for grace, which is by one man, Jesus iniquity, and to bring in everlasting Christ, hath abounded unto many. righteousness, and to seal up the For as by one man's disobedience many vision and prophecy, and to anoint were made sinners, so by the obedi- the most Holy, Dan. ix. 24. For he ence of one shall many be made righ- hath made him to be sin for us, who teous, Rom. v. 15. 19. The same came knew no sin ; that we might be made for a witness to bear witness of the the righteousness of God in him, Light; that all men through bim might 2 Cor. v. 21. To the praise of the believe, John i. 7. And they came glory of his grace, wherein be bath unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, made us accepted in the Beloved, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, Eph. i. 6. to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizest, and all men come

VER. 20. to him, iii. 26. And I, if I be lifted Νόμος δε παρεισήλθεν ένα πλεοπάση το up from the earth, will draw all men Tapártouc. ou dè itatóraro e suapo unto me, xii. 32. And by him all that ría, imefETENİS TEUTA * Zápis believe are justified from all things

Moreover a the lab entered that the from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses, Acts xiii. 39. offence might abound, But where sin For as in Adam all die, even so in

abounded, grace did much more abound. Christ shall all be made alive, 1 Cor. a For when we were in the flesh, the

v. 22. Who will have all men to be motions of sin which were by the law, saved, and to come unto the knowledge did work in our members, to bring of the truth. For there is one God, forth fruit unto death. But now we and one Mediator between God and are delivered from the law, that being men, the man Christ Jesus; Who dead wherein we were held; that we gave himself a ransom for all, to be should serve in newness of spirit, and testified in due time, 1 Tim. ii. 46. not in the oldness of the letter. What Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle shall we say then? Is the law sin? of Jesus Christ, to them that have God forbid. Nay, I had not known obtained like precious faith with us, sin, but by the law; for I had not through the righteousness of God and known lust, except the law had said, our Saviour, Jesus Christ, 2 Pet. i. 1. Thou shalt not covet. But sin, tak

ing occasion by the commandment, VER. 19.

wrought in me all manner of concu"Ωσπερ γαρ διά της παρακοής του ενός | piscence. For without the law sin ανθρώπου αμαρτωλοί κατεστάθησαν οι was dead, Rom. vii. 5-6. Where. πολλοί, ούτω και δια της υπακοής του ενός | fore then serveth the law ? It was δίκαιοι κατασταθήσονται οι πολλοί. . added because of transgressions, till

the seed should come to whom the For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, a so by the obe promise was made ; and it was ordience of one shall many be made righ- mediator, Gal. iii. 19. But after that

dained by angels in the hand of a teous.

faith is come, we are no longer under a Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise a school-master, 25. him ; he hath put him to grief: when b What shall we say then? Shall thou shalt make his soul an offering we continue in sin, that graco may for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall abound? Rom. vi. 1. So Manasseh prolong his days, and the pleasure of made Judah and the inhabitants of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. Jerusalem to err, and to do worse He shall see of the travail of his soul, than the heathen, whom the Lord had and shall be satisfied: by his know- destroyed before the children of Israel. ledge shall my righteous servant jus- | And the Lord spake to Manasseh,

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and to his people : but they would and ye have not obeyed my voice, not hearken. Wherefore the LORD saith the LORD. Turn, O backsliding brought upon them the captains of children, saith the LORD; for I am the host of the king of Assyria, which married unto you: and I will take took Manasseh among the thorns, you one of a city, and two of a family, and bound him with fetters, and car and I will bring you to Zion, Jer. iii. ried him to Babylon. And when 8–14. Who is a God like unto thee, he was in affliction, he besought who pardoneth iniquity, and passeth the Lord his God, and humbled him- | by the transgression of the remnant self greatly before the God of his of his heritage? he retaineth not his fathers, And he prayed unto him; anger for ever, because he delighteth and he was entreated of him, and in mercy. He will turn again, he will heard his supplication, and brought have compassion upon us; he will him again to Jerusalem into his king- subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt dom. Then Manasseh knew that the cast all their sins into the depths of the Lord he was God, 2 Chron. xxxiii. 9 sea, Mic. vii. 18, 19. But go ye and -13. For thy name's sake, O Lord, learn what that meaneth, I will have pardon mine iniquity; for it is great, mercy, and not sacrifice : for I am not Psal. xxv. 11. Come now, and let come to call the righteous, but sinners us reason together, saith the LORD, to repentance, Matt. ix. 13. Wherethough your sins be as scarlet, they fore I say unto thee, Her sins, which shall be as white as snow: though are many, are forgiven ; for she loved they be red like crimson, they shall much: but to whom little is forgiven, be as wool, Isa, i. 18. Thou hast the same loveth little, Luke vii. 47. bought me no sweet cane with money, And one of the malefactors which neither hast thou filled me with the were hanged railed on him, saying, fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast If thou be Cbrist save thyself and us. made me to serve with thy sins, thou But the other answering, rebuked hast wearied me with thine iniquities. him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, 1, even I, am he that blotteth out thy seeing thou art in the same condemtransgressions for mine own sake, and nation? 'And we indeed justly; for we will not remember thy sins, xliii. 24, receive the due reward of our deeds ; 25. And I saw, when for all the but this man hath done nothing amiss. causes whereby backsliding Israel And he said unto Jesus, Lord, rememcommitted adultery, I had put her ber me when thou comest into thy away, and given her a bill of divorce; kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, yet her treacherous sister Judah feared Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt not, but went and played the barlot thou be with me in paradise, xxiii. also. And it came to pass, through 39–43. Know ye not that the unthe lightness of her whoredom that righteous shall not inherit the kingshe defiled the land, and committed dom of God? Be not deceived: nei. adultery with stones and with stocks. ther fornicators, nor adulterers, nor And yet for all this her treacherous effeminate, nor abusers of themselves sister Judah hath not turned unto me with mankind, Nor thieves, nor cowith her whole heart, but feignedly, vetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, saith the LORD. And the LORD said nor extortioners, shall inherit the unto me, The backsliding larael hath kingdom of God. And such were justified herself more than treacherous some of you ; but ye are washed, but Judah. Go and proclaim these words ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in toward the north, and say, Return the name of the Lord Jesus, and by thou backsliding Israel, saith the the Spirit of our God, 1 Cor. vi. 9 LORD; and I will not cause mine 11. To the praise of the glory of his anger to fall upon you: for I am merci- grace wherein he hath made us acful, saith the LORD, and I will not cepted in the Beloved. In whom we keep anger for ever. Only acknow- have redemption through his blood, the ledge thine iniquity, that thou hast forgiveness of sins, according to the transgressed against the LORD thy riches of his grace; Wherein he hath God, and hast scattered thy ways to abounded toward us, in all wisdom the strangers under every green tree,' and prudence, Eph. i. 6—8. And you

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A. D. GO. hath he quickened, who were dead in a Nevertheless death reigned from trespasses and sins ; Wherein in time Adam to Moses, even over them that past ye walked according to the course had not sinned after the similitude of this world, according to the prince of Adam's transgression, who is the of the power of the air, the spirit that figure of him that was to come, ver. now worketh in the children of dis- 14. Let not sin therefore reign in obedience : Among whom also we all your mortal body, that ye should obey had our conversation in times past in it in the lusts thereof, vi. 12. For the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the de- sin shall not have dominion over you : sires of the flesh and of the mind; for ye are not under the law, but under and were by nature the children of grace, 14. Know ye not that to wrath, even as others. But God, whom ye yield yourselves servants to who is rich in mercy, for his great love obey, his servants ye are to whom ye wherewith he loved us, Even when we obey; whether of sin unto death, or were dead in sins, hath quickened us of obedience unto righteousness, 16. together with Christ, (by grace ye are

b And of his fulness have all we resaved), ii. 145. Who was before a ceived, and grace for grace. For the blasphemer, and a persecutor; and law was given by Moses, but grace injurious: but I obtained mercy, be- and truth came by Jesus Christ, John cause I did it ignorantly in unbelief. 1. 16, 17. For the grace of God that And the grace of our Lord was ex. bringeth salvation hath appeared to ceeding abundant with faith and love all men, Tit. ï. 11. Let us therefore which is in Christ Jesus. This is a come boldly unto the throne of grace, faithful saying, and worthy of all ac- that we may obtain mercy, and find ceptation, that Christ Jesus came into grace to belp in time of need, Heb. ir. the world to save sinners; of whom I | 16. But the God of all grace, who am chief. Howbeit for this cause I hath called us unto his eternal glory obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus by Christ Jesus, after that ye hare safChrist might shew forth all long-suf- fered awhile, make you perfect, stsfering for a pattern to them which blish, strengthen, settle you, 1 Pet. should hereafter believe on him to life v. 10. everlasting, 1 Tim. i. 13—16. For For if by one man's offence death we ourselves also were sometimes reigned by one: much more they foolish, disobedient, deceived, serve which receive abundance of grace and ing divers lusts and pleasures, living of the gift of righteousness shall reign in malice and envy, hateful, and hat- in life by one, Jesus Christ, ver. 17. ing one another. But after that the For the promise, that he should be kindness and love of God our Sa- the heir of the world, was not to Abra. viour toward men appeared, Not by ham or to his seed through the law, works of righteousness which we have but through the righteousness of faith, done, but according to his mercy he iv. 13. And if Christ be in you, the

by the washing of regenera- body is dead because of sin; but the tion, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Spirit is life because of righteousness, Which he shed on us abundantly viii. 10. Simon Peter, a servant and through Jesus Christ our Saviour. an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them That being justified by his grace, we that have obtained like precious faith should be made heirs according to the with us through the righteousness of hope of eternal life, Tit. ii. 3—7. God and our Saviour Jesus Christ,

2 Pet. i. 1. VER. 21.

See on Matt. xix. ver. 16. clause S.

e And this is the record that God Piva är mep Baciasure in a peapría ir a hath given to us eternal life, and this Javára, aito xai xágos Bacineuon did life is in his Son. He that hath the dixasocims sis (wir alávov , did 'incot Son bath life;

and he that hath not Χριστού του Κυρίου ημών. .

the Son of God hath not life. These That a as sin hath reigned unto death, things have I written unto you that beven so might grace reign c through believe on the name of the Son of righteousness » unto eternal life e by Jesus God; that ye may know that ye have Christ our Lord.

eternal life, and that ye may believe

saved us,

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A. D. 60. on the name of the Son of God, 1 John is he brought in bondage, 2 Pet. ij. v. 11-13. See also on John vi. ver. 18, 19. For there are certain men 51. clause 5.

crept in unawares, who were before

of old ordained to this condemnation, CHAP. VI.-VER. 1. ungodly men turning the grace of our To cũr égoïcaev ; ÉTILLEVOūpay rõ émap- God into lasciviousness, and denying τία, ίνα ή χάρις πλεονάση και

the only Lord God, and our Lord

Jesus Christ, Jude 4. What shall we say then, a shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?

VER. 2. a What then? shall we sin, because Μη γένοιτο οίτινες απεθάνομεν τη αμαρwe are not under the law but under | τία, πώς έτι ζήσομεν εν αυτή; grace? God forbid, ver. 15. Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness dead to sin b live any longer therein.

God forbid. a How shall we that are and forbearance and long-suffering ; not knowing that the goodness of God a For if we have been planted toleadeth thee to repentance? But gether in the likeness of his death, after thy hardness and impenitent we shall be also in the likeness of his heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath resurrection : Knowing this, that our against the day of wrath, and revela- old man is crucified with him, that the tion of the righteous judgment of God, body of sin might be destroyed, that ii. 4, i. But if our unrighteousness henceforth we should not serve sin. commend the righteousness of God For he that is dead is freed from sin. what shall we say? Is God unrighte- Now if we be dead with Christ, we ous who taketh vengeance ? (I speak believe that we shall also live with as a man) God forbid : for then how him : Knowing that Christ being raisshall God judge the world? For if ed from the dead dieth no more; the truth of God hath more abounded death hath no more dominion over through my lie unto his glory; Why him. For in that he died, he died yet am I also judged as a sinner? unto sin once : but in that he liveth, And not ralher, (as we be slanderously he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon reported, and as some affirm that we ye also yourselves to be dead indeed say,) Let us do evil, that good may unto sin, but alive unto God through come? whose damnation is just, iii. Jesus Christ our Lord, ver. 5—11. 5-8. Do we then make void the Wberefore, my brethren, ye also are law through faith? God forbid : yea, become dead to the law by the body we establish the law, 31. Moreover of Christ; that ye should be married the law entered, that the offence might to another, even to him who is raised abound. But where sin abounded, from the dead, that we should bring grace did much more abound : That forth fruit unto God, vii. 4. For as sin hath reigned unto death, even through the law am dead to the law, so might grace reign through righte- that I might live unto God, Gal. ii. ousness unto eternal life by Jesus 19. But God forbid that I should Christ our Lord, F. 20, 21. For, glory, save in the cross of our Lord brethren, ye have been called unto Jesus Christ, by whom the world is liberty, only use not liberty for an oc- crucified unto me, and I unto the casion to the flesh, but by love serve world, vi. 14. For ye are dead, and one another, Gal. v. 13. As free, your life is hid with Christ in God, and not using your liberty for a cloke Col. ii. 3. Who his ownself bare of maliciousness, but as the servants our sins in his own body on the tree, of God, 1 Pet. ii. 16. For when they that we, being dead to sins, should speak great swelling words of vanity, live unto righteousness, by whose they allure through the lusts of the stripes ye were healed, 1 Pet. ii. 24. flesh, through much wantonness, those whosoever is born of God doth not that were clean escaped from them commit sin ; for his seed remaineth who live in error. While they pro- in him: and he cannot sin, because he mise them liberty, they themselves is born of God, 1 John iii. 9. are the servants of corruption : for of b For the love Christ constraineth whom a man is overcome, of the same us; because we thus judge, that if

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