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all of one mind, baving compassion and every evil work. But the wisdom one of another ; love as brethren, be that is from above is first pure, then pitiful, be courteous, 1 Pet. iii. 8. peaceable, gentle, and easy to be inb See on ver. 3. clause 2.

treated, full of mercy and good fruits,

without partiality, and without hy. VER. 17.

pocrisy. And the fruit of righteousΜηδενί κακόν αντί κακού αποδιδόντες. ness is sown in peace of them that Tiporodójivo rand švémioy hártar áropá- make peace, Jam. iii. 16-18. Let

him eschew evil, and do good ; let him seek peace,

and ensue it, 1 Pet. a Recompense to no man evil for evil.

iii. 11. b Provide things honest in the sight of all man.

VER. 19. a See on Matt. v. ver. 39. clause 2.

Μη έαυτούς εκδικούντες, αγαπητοί αλ• Providing for honest things, not

λά δότε τόπον τη οργή γέγραπται γάρ only in the sight of the Lord, but also 'Εμοί εκδίκησις: εγώ ανταποδώσω, λέγει in the sight of men, 2 Cor. riii. 21. Kúpoos. That ye may walk honestly toward Dearly beloved, a avenge not yourthem that are without, and that ye selves, but rather give place unto wrath : may have lack of nothing, 1 Thess. Þfor it is written, Vengeance is mine ; 1 iv. 12. Abstain from all appearance will repay, saith the Lord. of evil, v. 22.

a See on Matt. v. ver. 39. VER. 18.

b To me belongeth vengeance, and El duratùr, rò igipõr, metà Tártar recompense; their foot shall slide in ανθρώπων ειρηνεύοντες. .

due time : for the day of their calamity

is at hand, and the things that shall a If it be possible, as much as lieth in

come upon them make haste, Deut. you, live peaceably with all men.

xxxii. 35. Rejoice, O ye nations, a Keep thy tongue from evil, and with his people ; for he will avenge thy lips from speaking guile. Depart the blood of his servants, and will from evil, and do good; seek peace,

render vengeance to his adversaries, and pursue it, Psal. xxxiv. 13, 14. and will be merciful unto his land, Blessed are the peacemakers : for and to his people, 43. they shall be called the children of God, Matt. v. 9. Salt is good: but if

VER. 20. the salt have lost his saltness, where Εάν ούν πεινά ο εχθρός σου, ψώμιζε αυwith will ye season it? Have salt in róvo làr Bostą, mótize aitóy to to yàp yourselves, and have peace one with ποιών, άνθρακας πυρός σωρεύσεις επί την another, Mark ix. 50. Finally, breth: neqanin avrou. ren, farewel. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in

a Therefore if thine enemy hunger, peace; and the God of love and peace feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: shall be with you, 2 Cor. xiii. 11. But for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, fire on his head. peace, Gal. v. 22. Endeavouring to a If thine enemy be hungry, give keep the unity of the Spirit in the him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, bond of peace, Eph. iv. 3. And to give him water to drink : For thou esteem them very highly in love for shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, their work's sake. And be at peace and the LORD shall reward thee. among yourselves. Now we exhort Prov. XXV. 21, 22. See also on Matt. you, brethren, warn them that are

v. ver. 44. clause 2. unruly, comfort the feeble-minded, support the weak, be patient toward

VER. 21. all men, 1 Thess. v. 13, 14. Follow

Μη νικώ υπό του κακού αλλά νίκα εν τω peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the

αγαθώ το κακόν. Lord, Heb. xii. 14. For where envy. a Be not overcoine of evil, but over. ing and strife is, there is confusion coine evil with good.

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ROM. XII. 21.-XIII. 1-4.

A. D. 60. He that is slow to anger is better wise, and knowledge to them that than the mighty; and he that ruleth know understanding, Dan. ii. 21. his spirit than he that taketh a city, And they shall drive thee from men, Prov. xvi. 32. Not rendering evil for and thy dwelling shall be with the evil, or railing for railing ; but con- beasts of the field: they shall make trariwise blessing, knowing that ye thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven are thereunto called, that ye should times shall pass over thee, until thoa inherit a blessing, 1 Pet. iii. 9. know that the Most High ruleth in

the kingdom of men, and giveth it to CHAP. XIII.-VER. 1.

whomsoever he will, ir. 32. And from Πάσα ψυχή εξουσίαις υπερεχούσαις υπο. | Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witτασσίσθω. ου γάρ έστιν εξουσία ει μη ness, and the first begotten of the από Θεού· αι δε ούσαι εξουσίαι, υπό του | dead, and the prince of the kings of Θεού τιταγμέναι εισίν. .

the earth, Kev. i. 5. These shall a Let every soul be subject unto the make war with the Lamb, and the higher powers. b For there is no power Lamb shall overcome them : for he is but of God: the powers that be are

Lord of lords, and King of kings : dained of God.

and they that are with him are called,

and chosen, and faithful, xvii. 14. and * Or, orderedl.

xix. 16. a And the man that will do pre

VER. 2. sumptuously, and will not hearken "Ωστε ο αντιτασσόμενος της εξουσία, unto the priest that standeth to minis-τη του Θεού διαταγή άνθέστηκεν οι δε άνter there before the LoRD thy God, θεστηκότες, εαυτούς κρίμα λήψονται. or unto the judge, even that man shall die : and thou shalt put away resisteth the ordinance of God: and they

Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, the evil from Israel. And all the that resist shall receive to themselves people shall hear, and fear, and do no

damnution. more presumptuously, Deut. xvii. 12,

VER, 3, 13. Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey

Οι γάρ άρχοντες ούκ εισί φόβος των αγα. . magistrates, to be ready to every good Päripyor, and tãy nexão. Binuus di pea work, Tit. ii. 1. Submit yourselves poftic bai to igcuolar; rò éyata sati

, to every ordinance of man for the rai itus i waiver if airas Lord's sake: whether it be to the a For rulers are not a terror to good King, as supreme; Or unto governors, works, but to the evil. Wilt thou Cher as unto them that are sent by him for not be afraid of the power? do that whick the punishment of evil doers, and for is good, and thou shalt have praise of the the praise of them that do well. For same: so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the igno

a If there be a controrersy between rance of foolish nien, 1 Pet. ii. 13 men, and they come unto judgment, 15. But chiefly them that walk after that the judges may judge them; then the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, they shall justify the righteous, and and despise government: presumptu. The king's favour is toward a wise

condemn the wicked, Deut. Ixv. 1. ous are ihey, self-willed ; they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities, 2 Pet. servant : but his wrath is against him ii. 10. Likewise also these filthy that causeth shame, Prov. xiv. 35. dreamers defile the flesh, despise do

VER. 4. minion, and speak evil of dignities, Jude 8. See also on Matt. xxii. 21. 'Eảy di To maxèo maps, poéco ou rep six

Θεού γάρ διάκονος εστί σοι εις το αγαθό. . clause 1. • By me kings reign, and princes the páxarçar, paper

. Best yap diákovés decree justice. By me princes rule, otsy, indixos eis opprào tộ tò maxiv spásand nobles, even all the judges of the earth, Prov. viii. 15, 16. And he a For he is the minister of God to the changeth the times and the seasons : for good. But if thou do that which is be removeth kings, and setteth up evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the kings: he giveth wisdom unto the sword in vain : for he is the minister van

GOYTI,

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ROM. XIII. 4-8.

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God, a revenger to execute wrath upon a And it came to pass afterward, him that doeth evil.

that David's heart smote him, be. * And said to the judges, Take beed cause he had cut off Saul's skirt. And what ye do: for ye judge not for man, he said unto his men, The Lord for. but for the Lord, who is with you in bid that I should do this thing unto the judgment, 2 Chron. xix. 6. These my master, the Lord's anointed, to things also belong to the wise. It is stretch forth mine band against him, not good to bave respect of persons seeing he is the anointed of the LORD, in judgment. He that saith unto the 1 Sam. xxiv. 5, 6. See also on ver. 1. wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall clause 1. the people curse, nations shall abhor

VER. 6. bim, Prov. xxiv. 23, 24. I counsel Διά τούτο γάρ και φόρους τελείτε» λαthee to keep the king's commandment, toupysi yae Oso slov, siç ajtó TOŪTO and that in regard of the oath of God. προσκαρτερούντες. Be not hasty to go out of his sight:

For, for this cause pay ye tribute also: stand not in an evil thing; for he do- for they are God's ministers, attending eth whatsoever pleaseth him. Where continually upon this very thing. the word of a king is, there is power; and who may say unto him, What

VER. 7. doest thou? Whoso keepeth the com 'Ασόδοτι ούν πάσι τάς οφειλάς: τω τον mandment shall feel no evil thing: φόρον, τον φόρον τα το τέλος, το τέλος το and a wise man's heart discereth tò pólov, tò póćeve to the Fipany, the both time and judgment, Eccles. viii.

τιμήν. . 245. They are waxen fat, they shine ; yea, they overpass the deeds tribute to whom tribute is due; custom

a Render therefore to all their dues: of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet chonour to whom honour.

to whom custom; fear to whom fear ; they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge. Shall I not

a See on Matt. xxii. ver. 17. clause visit for these things ? saith the LORD: 1. and ver. 21. clause 1. shall not my soul be avenged on such

b Servants, be obedient to them that a nation as this ? Jer. vi. 28, 29. And are your masters according to the flesh, I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of with fear and trembling, in singleness Jacob, and ye princes of the house of of your heart, as unto Christ, Eph. vi. Israel; Is it not for you to know 5. Honour all men. Love the brotherjudgment? Who bate the good, and hood. Fear God. Honour the King. love the evil; who pluck off their Servants, be subject to your masters skin from off them, and their flesh with all fear; not only to the good from off their bones; Who also eat and gentle, but also to the froward, the flesh of my people, and fay their 1 Pet. ii. 17, 18. skin from off them; and they break

c Honour widows that are widows their bones, and chop them in pieces indeed, 1 Tim. v. 3. Let the elders as for the pot, and as flesh within the that rule well be counted worthy of caldron. Then shall they cry into the double honour, especially they who LORD, but he will not bear them; he labour in the word and doctrine, 17, will even hide his face from them at Let as many servants as are under the that time, as they have behaved them- yoke count their own masters worthy selves ill in their doings, Mic.iü. 1-4. of all honour, that the name of God

• Whosoever therefore resisteth the and his doctrine be nut blasphemed, power, resisteth the ordinance of God: vi. 1. Likewise, ye husbands, dwell and they that resist shall receive to

with them according to knowledge, themselves damnation, ver. 2.

giving honour unto the wife, as unto

the weaker vessel, and as being heirs VER. 5.

together of the

grace of life; that Asò áváyun inotécricbas, ci uóvor dià prayers be not hindered, 1 Pet. iii. 7. την οργήν, αλλά και διά την συνείδησιν. See also on Matt xv. ver. 4. clause 2.

3 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience

VER. 8. suke.

Mnderi pandir ópriasti, ei vain tò ayurar

your

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ROM. XIII. 8-12.

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ex hours å yde ayatra tò i tepov, vópon | works of darkness, and let us put on the πεπλήρυχε. .

armour of light. Owe no man any thing, but to love

a Again, a new commandment I one another : for he that loveth another write unto you; which thing is true hath fulfilled the law.

in him and in you : because the dark

ness is past, and the true light now a See on Matt. vii. ver. 12.

shineth, 1 John ü. 8.

b The murderer, rising with the VER. 9.

light, killeth the poor and needy, and Το γάρ ου μοιχεύσεις: ου φονεύσεις: ! in the night is as a thief. The eye ου κλέψις: ου ψευδομαρτυρήσεις: ουκ | also of the adulterer waiteth for the iniluunraigo xai i Tis ériqa irtoan, ky twilight, saying, No eye shall see me; τούτω τώ λόγω ανακεφαλαιούται, εν τώ | and disguiseth his face. In the dark 'Αγαπήσεις τον πλησίον σου ως εαυτόν.

they dig through houses, which they For this, a Thou shalt not commit had marked for themselves in the adultery, Thou shalt not kil, Thou shalt day-time: they know not the light. not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, For the morning is to them eren as Thou shalt not covet ; and if there be the shadow of death : if one know any other commandment, it is briefly them, they are in the terrors of the comprehended in this saying, namely, shadow death, Job xxiv. 14–17. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. In that day a man shall cast his idols

of silver, and his idols of gold, which . See on Matt. xix. ver. 18, 19.

they made each one for himself to worVER. 10.

ship, to the moles, and to the bats,

Isa. ü. 20. Cast away from you all “Η αγάπη τώ πλησίον κακόν ουκ εργάζεται» πλήρωμα ούν νόμου και αγάπη. .

your transgressions, whereby ye have

transgressed; and make you a new a Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: heart and a new spirit: for wby will therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. ye die, O house of Israel? Ezek. xviii. a Charity suffereth long, and is former conversation, the old man,

31. That ye put off, concerning the kind; charity envieth not; charity which is corrupt according to the devaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, ceitful lusts, Eph. iv. 22. And have Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily works of darkness, but rather reprove

no fellowship with the unfruitful provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoic- them, v. 11. But now ye also put off eth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in all these ; anger, wrath, malice, blas the truth ; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things,

phemy, filthy communication out of endureth all things, 1*Cor. xiii. 447. your mouth. Lie not one to another,

seeing that ye have put off the old VER. 11.

man with his deeds, Col. ii. 8, 9. Kai TOŪTO, eidótec Tày naipov, őtt äge the children of the day: we are not

Ye are all the children of light, and impeãs non ig Umrvou ly&pañvar viv yap, iyo of the night, nor of darkness. Thereγύτερον ήμών ή σωτηρία, ή ότε εαπιστεύσα- fore let us not sleep, as do others; but MET.

let us watch and be sober. For they And that, a knowing the time, that that sleep, sleep in the night; and now it is high time to awake out of sleep: they that be drunken, are drunken in for now is our salvation nearer than the night, 1 Thess. v. 5–7. Wherewhen we believed.

fore lay apart all filthiness and supera See on Matt. xxv. ver. 5. clause 4. fluity of naughtiness, and receive with

meekness the engrafted word, which VER. 12.

is able to save your souls, Jam. i. 21. 'H vùę za pobxo4sv, * di inquépa öyrınty, all guile, and bypocrisies, and envies,

Wherefore laying aside all malice, and å trobáueta oir ta igja toi oxótous, xai and all evil-speakings, As new-born ένδυσώμεθα τα όπλα του ντός. .

babes, desire the sincere milk of the a The night is far spent, the day is al word, that ye may grow thereby. hand: blet us therefore cast off the 1 Pet. ii. 1, 2.

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By the word of truth, by the power a And they were both righteous beof God, by the armour of righteous- fore God, walking in all the comness on the right hand and on the mandments and ordinances of the left, 2 Cor. vi. 7. Put on the whole Lord blameless, Luke i. 6. This I say armour of God, that ye may be able then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye

shall to stand against the wiles of the not fulfil the lust of the flesh, Gal. v. devil. For we wrestle not against 16. I therefore, the prisoner of the flesh and blood, but against princi- Lord, beseech you that ye walk palities, against powers, against the worthy of the vocation wherewith ye rulers of the darkness of this world, are called, Eph. iv. 1. This I say against spiritual wickedness in high therefore, and testify in the Lord, places. Wherefore take unto you the that ye henceforth walk not as other whole armour of God, that ye may be Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their able to withstand in the evil day, and, mind, Having the understanding darkhaving done all, to stand. Stand ened, being alienated from the life of therefore, having your loins girt about God through the ignorance that is in with truth, and having on the breast- them, because of the blindness of their plate of righteousness ; And your feet heart : Who being past feeling have shod with the preparation of the Gos- given themselves over unto lascivipel of peace; Above all, taking the ousness, to work all uncleanness with shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be greediness, iv. 17-19. For ye were able to quench all the fiery darts of sometimes darkness, but now are ye the wicked. And take the helmet of light in the Lord : walk as children salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, of light, v. 8. See then that ye walk which is the word of God, Eph. vi. circumspectly, not as fools, but as 11–17. And have put on the new wise, Redeeming the time, because man, which is renewed in knowledge the days are evii, 15, 16. Only let after the image of him that created your conversation be as it becometh him : Where there is neither Greek the Gospel of Christ; that, whether nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircum- I come and see you, or else be absent, cision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor | 1 may hear of your affairs, that ye free: but Christ is all, and in all. Put stand fast in one spirit, with one on therefore, as the elect of God, holy mind, striving together for the faith and beloved, bowels of mercies, kind of the Gospel, Phil. i. 27. Nevertheness, humbleness of mind, meekness, less, whereto we have already atlong-suffering; Forbearing one an- tained, let us walk by the same rule, other, and forgiving one another, if let us mind the same thing. Brethren, any man have a quarrel against any : be followers together of me, and mark even as Christ forgave you, so also do them wbich walk so, as ye have us ye. And above all

these things put on for an ensample, iii. 16, 17. Those charity, which is the bond of perfect- things, which ye have both learned, ness. And let the peace of God rule and received, and heard, and seen in in your hearts, to the wbich also ye me, do: and the God of peace shall are called in one body; and be ye be with you, iv. 9. That ye might thankful, Col. ii. 10–15. But let us, walk worthy of the Lord unto all who are of the day, be sober, putting pleasing, being fruitful in every good on the breastplate of faith and love; work, and increasing in the knowand for an helmet, the hope of salva- ledge of God, Col. i. 10. That ye tion, 1 Thess. v. 8.

would walk worthy of God, who hath VER. 13.

called you unto his kingdom and Ως εν ημέρα, εύσχημόνως περιπατήσω- walk honestly toward therm that are

glory, i Thess. ii. 12. That ye may μεν μη κώμους και μέθαις, μη κοίταις without, and that ye may have lack of και ασελγείαις, μη έριδε και ζήλο:

nothing, iv. 12.. Having your conver. a Let us walk honestly, as in the day; sation honest among the Gentiles : b not in rioting and drunkenness, C not that whereas they speak against you in chambering and wantonness, d not in

as evil-doers, they may by your good strife and envying.

works, which they shall behold, glorify Or, decently.

God in the day of visitation, 1 Pet.

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