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the inhabitants of the earth are be swallowed up of life, 2 Cor. v. 2burned, and few men left. The 4. For, when we were come into Manew wine mourneth, the vine lan- cedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we guisheth, all the merry-bearted do were troubled on every side ; without sigh, Isa. xxiv. 5—7. How long shall were fightings, within were fears, vü.5. the land mourn, and the herbs of every c Which is the eamest of our infield wither, for the wickedness of heritance, until the redemption of the them that dwell therein ? the beasts purchased possession, unto the praise are consumed, and the birds; because of his glory, Eph. i. 14. See also on they said, He shall not see our last Matt. xxii. ver. 30. clause 1. end, Jer. xii. 4. By swearing, and ly; ing, and killing, and stealing, and

VER. 24. comunitting adultery, they break out, Τη γας ελπίδι εσώθημεν ελπίς δε βλεand blood toucheth blood. Therefore πομένη, ούκ έστιν ελπίς» γαρ βλέπει τις, shall the land moum, and every one ri xai inaila; that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with that is seen is not hope: for what a man

a For we are saved by hope: but hope the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes seeth, why doth he, yet hope for? of the sea also shall be taken away, Hos. iv. 2, 3.

Rejoicing in hope; patient in tri

bulation ; continuing instant in prayVER. 21.

er, Rom. xii. 12. The wicked is driven *OTI xal autò i xrious ixeubepalńcemal away in his wickedness: but the righato tñs dounelas rñs plogãs eis the laev- teous hath hope in his death, Prov. θερίαν της δόξης των τέκνων του Θεού. . xiv. 32. But let us who are of the

Becuuse the creature itself also shall day, be sober, putting on the breastbe delivered from the bondage of corrup- plate of faith and love ; and for an tion into the glorious liberty of the child helmet, the hope of salvation, 1 Thess. dren of God.

v. 8. Which hope we have as an an

chor of the soul, both sure and sted. VER. 22.

fast, and which entereth into that Οίδαμεν γαρ, ότι πάσα ή κτίσις συστε within the veil; Whither the fore. νάζει και συνωδίνει άχρι τού νύν. .

runner is for us entered, even Jesus, For we know that * the whole crea- made an high priest for ever after the tion groaneth and travaileth in pain to- order of Melchisedec, Heb. vi. 19, 20. gether until now.

And every man that hath this hope in * Or, every creature.

him, purifieth bimself even as he is

pure, 1 John iii. 3. If in this life only VER. 23.

we have hope in Christ, we are of all Ου μόνον δε, αλλά και αυτοί την απαρ- men most miserable, 1 Cor. Χν. 19. χήν του Πνεύματος έχοντες, και ημείς αυτου εν εαυτοϊς στενάζομεν, υιοθεσίαν απεκ

VER. 25. δεχόμενοι, την απολύτρωσιν του σώματος

Ει δε δ ου βλέπομεν, ελπίζομεν, δι' υποημών. .

μονής απεκδεχόμεθα. . And not only they, a but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, then do we with patience wait for it.

But if we hope for that we see not, beven we ourselvesgroan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the

VER. 26. redemption of our body. a See on ver. 16. clause 1. and Luke Cáretai tais do Osveiais inpeñoro vò gaie mi

Ωσαύτως δε και το πνεύμα συναντιλαμ: xv. ver. 22. clause 2. 6 For in this we groan, earnestly αυτό το πνεύμα υπερεντυγχάνει υπέρ ημών

προσευξώμεθα καθο δεί, ουκ οίδαμεν, αλλ' desiring to be clothed upon with our

στεναγμούς αλαλήτους. . house which is from heaven: If so be that being clothed we shall not be Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infound naked. For we that are in this firmities : for we know not what we tabernacle do groan, being burdened : should pray for us we ought: a but the not for that we would be unclothed, Spirit itself maketh intercession for us but clothed upon, that mortality might with groanings which cannot be uttered.

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ROM, Vill. 26-29.

A.D. 60. Praying always with all prayer and entire, wanting nothing, James and supplication in the Spirit, and i. _. watching thereunto with all perseve See on chap. 8. ver. 5. clause 2. rance and supplication for all saints, c See on chap. i. ver. 6. clause 2. Eph. vi. 18.

VER. 29.
VER. 27.

"Οτι ούς προέγνω, και προέρισε συμο δε έρευνών τας καρδίας, οίδε τι το μόρφους της εικόνος του υιού αυτώ, εις το φρόνημα του πνεύματος, ότι κατά Θεόν είναι αυτόν πρωτότοκον εν πολλοίς άδελέντυγχάνει υπέρ αγίων.

pois. * And he that searcheth the hearts Fup a whom he did foreknow, he als knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, did predestinate to be conformed to the * hecause he maketh intercession for the image of his Son, that he might be the saints according to the will of God.

firstborn among many brethren. • Or, that.

a God hath not cast away his people a See on Matt. ix. ver. 4. clause 1. which he foreknew. Wot ye not what

the Scripture saith of Elias? bow be VER. 28.

maketh intercession to God against Ordajev dè oti tois kyanāri toy @ed Israel, saying, Rom. xi. 2. Before I πάντα συνεργεί εις αγαθών, τους κατα πρό- | formed thee in the belly Iknew thee; θεσιν κλητοίς ούσιν. .

and before thou camest forth out of And we know that all things work dained thee a prophet unto the na

the womb I sanctified thee; and I ortogether

for good to them bthat love God, tions, Jer. i. 5. Élect according to c to them who are the called according to his purpose.

the foreknowledge of God the Fa.

ther, through sanctification of the * Therefore let no man glory in Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling men: for all things are yours; Whe- of the blood of Jesus Christ; Grace ther Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or unto you, and peace, be multiplied, the world, or life, or death, or things 1 Pet. i. 2. present, or things to come; all are b According as he hath chosen us in yours; And ye are Christ's; and him before the foundation of the world, Christ is God's, 1 Cor. iii. 21–23. that we should be holy, and without For all things are for your sakes, that blame before him in love: Haring the abundant grace might through the predestinated us unto the adoption of thanksgiving of many redound to the children by Jesus Christ to himself, glory of God. For which cause we according to the good pleasure of his faint not; but though our outward will, Eph. i. 4,5. In whom also we man perish, yet the inward man is re- have obtained an inheritance, being newed day by day. For our light af- predestinated according to the purfiction, which is but for a moment, pose of him who worketh all things worketh for us a far more exceeding after the counsel of his own will; and eternal weight of glory; While That we should be to the praise of his we look not at the things which are glory, who first trusted in Christ, seen, but at the things which are 11, 12. Who hath sared us, and called not seen; for the things which are us with an holy calling, not according seen are temporal, 2 Cor. iv. 15—18. to our works, but according to his own Now no chastening for the present purpose and grace, 2 Tim. i. 9. seemeth to be joyous, but griev © But put ye on the Lord Jesus ous : nevertheless, afterward it yield. Christ, and make not provision for the eth the peaceable fruit of righteous- flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof, Rom. ness unto them which are exercised xiii. 14. They are not of the world, thereby, Heb. xii. 11. My brethren, even as I am not of the world, John srii. count it all joy when ye fall into di. 16. And for their sakes I sanctify my: vers temptations; Knowing this, that self, that they also might be sanctified the trying of your faith worketh pa ough tbe truth, 19. And the glory tience. But let patience have her which thou gavest me I bare giren perfect work, that ye may be perfect | them; that they may be one, eren as

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we are one, 22. And as we have b See on Matt. xiv. ver.33. clause 2. borne the image of the earthy, we See on Matt. XX. ver. 28. clauses shall also bear the image of the hea. :3, 4. venly, 1 Cor. xv. 49. But we all, See on Matt. vi. ver. 33. clause 4. with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into

VER. 33. the same image from glory to glory, Εις έγκάλεσει κατά εκλεκτών Θεού; ; even as by the Spirit of the Lord, 2 Cor. Deas ó dixatõr iii. 18. According as he hath chosen

Who shall lay any thing to the charge us in him before the foundation of the nf a God's elect? bIt is God that jusworld, that we should be holy, and

tifeth. without blame before him in love: Eph. i. 4. And be renewed in the

a See on Matt. xxiv. ver. 94. clause 4. spirit of your mind; And that ye put • See on chap. iii. ver. 26. clause 2. on the new man, which after God is

VER. 34. created in righteousness and true ho- !

Τίς και κατακρίνων και Χριστός και αποθανών, liness, iv. 23, 24. And every man that hath this hope in him, purifieth Setia rol Oscũ, és sai tyruyxávei inip

μάλλον δε και εγερθείς, δς και έστιν εν himself even as he is pure, 1 John

npär. iii. 3. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the

Who is he that condemneth? a It is day of judgment, because as he is, so

Christ that died, 6 yea rather, that is are we in this world, iv. 17.

risen again, who is even at the right See on Matt. xii. ver. 50. clause 2. hand of God, d who also maketh inter

cession for us. VER. 30.

2 See on Matt. xx. ver. 28. clause 3. Ούς δε προώρισε, τούτους και εκάλεσε: b See on chap. iv. ver. 25. clause 2. και ους εκάλεσε, τούτους και εδικαίωσεν: See on Matt. xxii. ver. 44 clause 1. ούς δε εδικαίωσε, τούτους και εδόξασε. d See on John xiv. ver. 16.clause 1. Moreover whom he did predestinate,

VER. 35. a them he also called : band whom he Τις ημάς χωρίσει από της αγάπης του called, them he also justified : C and whom Xpicto; Sabbis, À OTEVOXopía, i dwarzhe justified, them he also glorified. μός, ή λιμός, η γυμνότης, ή κίνδυνος, και See on chap. i. ver. 6. clause 2.

μάχαιρα και • See on chap. v. ver. 16. clause 2. Who shall separate us from the love See on Matt. xix. ver. 16. clause 3. of Christ ? shall tribulation, or distress,

or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, VER. 31.

or peril, or sword? Τί ούν έρούμεν προς ταύτα; Ει ο Θεός

VER. 36. υπέρ ημών, τις καθ' ημών;

Καθώς γέγραπται· "Οτι ένεκά σου θα • What shall we then say to these γατούμεθα όλην την ημέραν ελογίσθημεν things? If God be for us, who can be és megbeata o parñs. against us?

As it is written, ^ For thy suke we a See on John x. rer. 28. clauses are killed all the day long ; we ure ac

counted as sheep for the slaughter. VER. 32.

a Yea, for thy sake are we killed "Os ye to ltiov viã ois imisaro, úna' all the day long; we are counted as

sheep for the slaughter, Psal. xliv. 22. υπέρ ημών πάντων παρέδωκεν αυτόν, πώς ουχί και συν αυτώ τα πάντα ημϊν χαρί

VER. 37. σεται ; ;

'Αλλ' εν τούτοις πάσιν υπερνικώμεν διά a He that spared not his bown Son,

του αγαπήσαντος ημάς. . but delivered him up for us all, a hew Nay, a in all these things we are more shall not with him also freely gi us thun conquerors b through him that lorall things?

ed us. * See on John iii. ver. 16. clause 1. a See on John x. ver, 28. clauses 2, 3.,

2, 3.

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A. D. 60. b Without me ye can do nothing, a I say the truth in Christ, I lie maat, John xv. 5.

my conscience also bearing me witness

in the Holy Ghost, VER. 38. Πέπεισμαι γας ότι ούτε θάνατος, ούτε * See on chap. i. ver. 9. clause 1. ζωή, ούτε άγγελοι, ούτε αρχαι, ούτε δυνά

VER. 2. μεις, ούτε ενεστώτα, ούτε μέλλοντα, For I am persuaded, that a neither 1&Tos ódím tñ rapdiq pou.

“Οτι λύση μου έστι μεγάλη, και εις. death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present,

a That I have great heariness and cornor things to come.

tinual sorrow in my heart. a For whether we live, we live unto a Brethren, my heart's desire and the Lord; and whether we die, we die prayer to God for Israel is, that they unto the Lord: whether we live, there might be saved, Rom. 1. 1. Rivers fore, or die, we are the Lord's, Rom. of waters run down mine eyes, bexiv. 8. Whether Paul, or Apollos, or cause they keep not thy law, Psal. Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, cxix. 136. Oh that my head were or things present, or things to come; waters, and mine eyes a fountain of all are your's, 1 Cor. iii. 22. Accord tears, that I might weep day and ing to my earnest expectation and night for the slain of the daughter of my hope, that in nothing I shall be my people ! Jer. ix. 1. But if ye will ashamed, but that with all boldness, not hear it, my soul shall seep in as always, so now also, Christ shall secret places for your pride; and be magnified in my body, whether it mine eyes shall weep sore, and run be by life or by death, Phil. i. 20. down with tears, because the Lord's

b For we wrestle not against flesh flock is carried away captive, riii. 17. and blood, but against principalities, Mine eyes do fail with tears, my against powers, against the rulers of bowels are troubled, my liver is pour the darkness of this world, against ed upon the earth, for the destruction spiritual wickedness in high places, of the daughter of my people; beEph. vi. 12. For by him were all cause the children and the sucklings things created that are in heaven, and swoon in the streets of the city, Lam. that are in earth, visible and invisible, ii. 12. Mine eye ranneth down with whether they be thrones, or dominions, rivers of water for the destruction of or principalities, or powers: all things the daughter of my people. Mine were created by him, and for him, eye trickleth down, and ceaseth Dot, Col. i. 16. And having spoiled prin- without any intermission, Till the cipalities and powers, he made a shew LORD look down, and bebold from of them openly, triumphing over them heaven. Mine eye affecteth mine in it, ii. 15.

heart, because of all the daughters of VER. 39.

my city, iii. 48–51. And the LORD

said unto him, Go through the midst Ούτε ύψωμα, ούτε βάθος, ούτε τις κτίσις | of the city, through the midst of Jeετέρα δυνήσεται ημάς χωρίσει από της rusalem, and set a mark upon the αγάπης του Θεού, της εν Χριστώ Ιησού το foreheads of the men that sigh, and Κυρίω ημών. .

that cry, for all the abominations that a Nor height, nor depth, nor any other ix. 4. And when he was come near,

be done in the midst thereof, Ezek. creuture, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ he beheld the city, and wept over it,

Saying, If thou hadst known, even Jesus our Lord.

thou, at least in this thy day, the a See on John x. ver. 28. clauses things which belong unto thy peace!

but now they are hid from thine eyes,

Luke xix. 41, 42. For many walk, CHAP IX.VER. 1.

of whom I have told you often, and 'Αλήθειαν λέγω εν Χριστώ, ου ψεύδομαι, I now tell you even weeping, that they (συμμαρτυρούσης μοι της συνειδήσεώς μου | are the enemies of the cross of Christ, εν Πνεύματι αγίω.)

Phil. iii. 18.

2, 3.

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b See on John i. ver. 1. clause 4. and VER. 3.

v. ver. 19. clause 2. Ηυχόμην γάρ αυτος εγώ ανάθεμα c See on chap. i. ver. 25. clause 4. είναι από του Χριστού υπέρ των αδελφών

d See on Matt. vi. ver. 13. clause 4. μου, των συγγενών μου κατά σάρκα:

VER. 6. 2 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, To Gesua ou pèp Tártes or if 'lozana,

Ουχ οίον δε ότι έκσέπτωκεν ο λόγος my kinsmen according to the flesh :

OLTO: 'Ispana.
Or, separated.

Not as though the word of God hath a Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their tuken none effect. a For they are not sin—; and if not, blot me, I pray all Israel, which are of Israel. thee, out of thy book which thou hast written, Exod. xxxii. 32.

a See on chap. ii. ver. 28. VER. 4.

VER. 7. Οίτινές εισιν Ισραηλίται, ών ή υιοθεσία, ουδ' ότι εισί σπέρμα Αβραάμ, σάντες και η δόξα, και αι διαθήκαι, και η νομο- τέκνα" αλλ' εν Ισαάκ κληθήσεταί σοι θεσία, και η λατρεία, και αι επαγγελίαι: σπέρμα

Who are Israelites ; a to whom per a Neither, because they are the seed of taineth the adoption, band the glory, Abraham, are they all children: but, Cand the * covenants, d and the giving In Isaac shall thy seed be called. of the law, and the service of God, a See on Matt. iii. ver. 9. clause 2. and the promises ;

b And God said unto Abraham, Let * Or, testaments

it not be grievous in thy sight, because a See on chap. viii. ver. 23. clause 3. of the lad, and because of thy bond

b And when Moses was gone into woman : in all that Sarah hath said the tabernacle of the congregation unto thee, hearken unto her voice ; to speak with him, then he heard for in Isaac shall thy seed be called, the voice of one speaking unto him Gen. xxi. 12. from off the mercy-seat that was upon

VER. 8. the ark of testimony, from between the two cherubims: and he spake

Τουτέστιν, ου τα τέκνα της σαρκός, unto him, Numb. vii. 8, 9. And she raūta Téuva TOŰ EGŪ. &xmà tà téxva tas named the child l-chabod, saying, inayyabas, nozizetni sis otippa. The glory is departed from Israel:

That is, a They which are the children (because the ark of God was taken, of the flesh, these are not the children of and because of her father-in-law and God: but the children of the promise her husband :) 1 Sam. iv. 21. So that are counted for the seed. the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud : for the glory of

a See on Matt. iii. ver. 9. clause 2. the LORD bad filled the house of the

bA seed shall serve him ; it shall be LORD, 1 Kings viii. 11.

accounted to the Lordfor a generation. «See on Matt. i. ver. 1. clause 3. They shall come, and shall declare his d See on John i. ver. 17. clause 1. righteousness unto a people that shall eSee on Matt. xxi. ver.33. clause 2. be born, that he hath done this, Psal. See on Luke i. ver. 44.

xxii. 30, 31. Which were born, not

of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, VER. 5.

nor of the will of man, but of God, Ry of natipes, rai lt mix o Xpictòs, só John i. 13. For ye are all the chilxatà oágua, é śmi mártwv Deos sino- dren of God by faith in Christ Jesus. γητος εις τους αιώνας. Αμήν.

For as many of you as have been bap

tized into Christ, have put on Christ. Whose are the fathers, a and of whom There is neither Jew nor Greek, there as concerning the flesh Christ came,

is neither bond nor free, there is nei. b who is over all, God cblessed for ever.

ther male nor female : for ye are all & Amen.

one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be . See on chap. i. ver. 3. clause 3. Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed,

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