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ROM. XIV. 23.-XV, 1--4.

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thing: as I hear I judge'; and my • I know, and am persuaded by mine own will, but the will of my Fa

judgment is just; because I seek not the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing ther which hath sent me, John v. 30. unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to

Now is my soul troubled; and what him it is unclean, ver. 14. Howbeit this hour? but for this cause came I

shall I say? Father, save me from there is not in every man that knowledge: for some, with conscience of himself of do reputation, and took

unto this hour, xii. 27. But made the idol unto this hour, eat it as a thing offered unto an idol, and their upon him the form of a servant, and

was made in the likeness of men : conscience being weak is defiled, And being found in fashion as a man, 1 Cor. viii. 7.

he humbled himself, and became obeCHAP. XV.- VER. 1.

dient unto death, even the death of Οφειλομεν δε ημείς οι δυνατοί τα ασθε


Phil. ij. 7, 8. ήματα των αδυνάτων βαστάζειν, και μη

b For the zeal of thine bouse bath εαυτοίς αρέσκειν.

eaten me up; and the reproaches of

them that reproached thee are fallen a We then that are strong ought to

upon me, Psal. lxix. 9. bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

VER. 4. «To the weak became I as weak, διδασκαλίαν προεγράφη ένα διά της υπο

"Οσα γαρ προεγράφη, εις την ημετέραν that I might gain the weak: I am μονής και της παρακλήσεως των γραφών, made all things to all men, that I

την ελπίδα έχωμεν. might by all means save some, 1 Cor.

. ix. 22. Brethren, if a man be 'over

For a whatsoever things were written taken in a fault

, ye which are spiritual aforetime were written for our learning, restore such an one in the spirit of

b that we through patience and comfort of meekness; considering thyself, lest

the Scriptures might have hope. thou also be tempted. Bear ye one

a But for us also, to whom it shall another's burdens, and so fulfil the be imputed, if we believe on him that law of Christ, Gal. vi. 1, 2. Now we raised up Jesus our Lord from the exhort you, brethren, warn them that dead; Who was delivered for our of. are unruly, comfort the feeble-minded, fences, and was raised again for our support the weak, be patient toward justification, Rom. iv. 24, 25. For it all men, 1 Thess. v. 14.

is written in the law of Moses, Thou

shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox VER. 2.

that treadeth out the corn. Doth God "Enabitos yap nuãy to Andlov åpecné- take care for oxen ? Or saith he it alτω εις το αγαθόν προς οικοδομήν. .

together for our sakes ? Por our sakes,

no doubt, this is written: that he that 2 Let every one of us please bis neigh- ploweth should plow in hope; and bour for his gond to edification.

that he that thresheth in hope should á See on chap. xiv. ver. 19. be partaker of his hope, 1 Cor. ix. 9,

10. For the Scripture saith, whosoVER. 3.

ever believeth on him shall not be Kode yap á Xgrowds oux lavrõ óptos, ashamed, x. 11. And that from a anda, vadive, vizipameran Oliveidio postar child thou hast known the holy Scripradizbywww.ico, irittoorinripi. tures, which are able to make thee • For even Christ pleased not himself; which is in Christ Jesus. All Scrip

wise unto salvation through faith but, as it is written, 6 The reproaches of ture is given by inspiration of - God, them that reproached thee fell on me.

and is profitable for doctrine, for. reAnd he went a little farther, and proof, for correction, 'for instruction fell on his face, and "prayed, saying, in righteousness : "That the man of O my Father, if it be possible, let this God may be perfect, throughly furoup pass from me: Revertheless, not "nished unto all good works, 2 Tim. as I will, but as thou wilt, Matt. xxvi. I iii, 15--17. We have also a more sure

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ROM. XV..4-10.

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word of prophecy; whereunto ye do a Wherefore receive ye one another, well that ye take heed, as unto a light b as Christ also received us to the glory that shineth in a dark place, until the of God. day dawn, and the day-star arise in a See on chap. xiv. ver. 1. clause 2. your hearts: Knowing this first, that b See on John vi. ver. 37. clause 3. no prophecy of the Scripture is of any c To the praise of the glory of his private interpretation. For the pro- grace, wherein he hath made us acphecy came not in old time by the will cepted in the beloved. In whom we of man: but holy men of God spake have redemption through his blood, as they were moved by the Holy Ghost, the forgiveness of sins, according to 2 Tim. ii. 19-21. See also on 1 Cor. the riches of his grace; Wherein he X. ver. 6. clause 1.

hath abounded toward us in all wisb See on chap. v. ver. 2. clause 3. dom and prudence, Eph. i. 6—8. That VER. 5.

we should be to the praise of his glory, ο δε Θεός της υπομονής και της παρα

who first trusted in Christ, 12. Whereκλήσεως δώη υμϊν το αυτό φρονείν εν αλλή- | fore also we pray always for you, that λοις, κατά Χριστόν Ιησούν.

our God would count you worthy of Now a the God of patience band con

this calling, and fulfil all the good solution grant you to be likeminded one

pleasure of his goodness, and the

work of faith with power; That the toward another * according to Christ Jesus :

name of our Lord Jesus Christ may * Or, after the example of.

be glorified in you, and ye in him, aca The Lord is not slack concerning the Lord Jesus Christ, 2 Thess. i. 11,

cording to the grace of our God and his promise, as some men count slack

12. ness; but is long-suffering to us-ward,

VER. 8. not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance, | γενέσθαι περιτομής υπέρ αληθείας Θεού,

Λέγω δε Ιησούν Χριστόν διάκονον γέ9 Pet. iii. 9. See also on Matt. Axiii. | G To Be quầGa ; imaryEAka; Tổ Taver. 37. clause 3. b Blessed be God, even the Father

τέρων. . of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father minister of the circumcision for the

Now I say a that Jesus Christ was a of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our

truth of God, to confirm the promises tribulation, that we may be able to

made unto the fathers: 1

a See on Matt. XV. ver. 24. clause 1. comfort them which are in any trouble,

b See on Luke i. ver. 54.. by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as

VER. 9. the sufferings of Christ abound in us, Τα δε έθνη υπέρ ελέους δοξάσαι τον Θεόν: so our consolation also aboundeth by καθώς γέγραπται· Διά τούτο εξομολογήChrist, 2 Cor. i. 3—5. Nevertheless

σομαί σοι εν έθνεσι, και τα ονόματί σου God that comforteth those that are farã. cast down, comforted us by the com a And that the Gentiles might glorify ing of Titus, vii. 6.

God for his mercy; b as it is written, For See on John xiii. ver. 14, 15. this cause I will confess to thee among VER. 6.

the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name. Ινα ομοθυμαδόν εν ενί στοματι, δοξά a See on Matt. xii. ver. 18. clause 5. ζητε τον Θεόν και πατέρα του Κυρίου ημών : b Therefore I will give thanks unto 1 ησού Χριστού.

thee, O LORD, among the heathen, a That ye may with one mind and one and I will sing praises unto thy name, mouth glorify God, beven the Father of 2 Sam. xxii. 50. and Psal. xviii. 49. our Lord Jesus Christ.

VER. 10. " a See on chap. xii. ver. 16. clause 1.

Και πάλιν λέγει: Ευφράνθητε έθνη, μεb See on Matt. vii. ver. 21. clause 4. Tà Tom acol aútoũ... VER. 7.

a And again he saith, Rejoice, ye GenAlò mpoo hape baveo je åraúnous, natūs tiles, with his people. και ο Χριστός προσελάβετο ημάς εις δόξαν a Rejoice, O ye nations, with his soữ.

people: for he will avenge the blood

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ROM. XV. 10-16.

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of his servants, and will render ven are persuaded better things of you, geance to his adversaries, and will be and things that accompany salvation, merciful unto his land, and to his peo- though we thus speak, Heb. vi. 9. ple, Deut. xxxii. 43.

Being filled with the fruits of

righteousness, which are by Jesus' VER. 11.

Christ unto the glory and praise of Kai Takav AlvĩT: Tùy Kuvoy máyra | God, Phil. i. 11. Who also declared τα έθνη, και επαινέσατε αυτόν πάντες οι

unto us your love in the Spirit. For λαοί. .

this cause we also, since the day we And again, a Praise the Lord, all ye heard it, do not cease to pray for you, Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people. and to desire that ye might be filled

a O praise the LORD, all ye na- with the knowledge of his will, in all tions; praise him, all ye people, Psal. wisdom and spiritual understanding, cxvii. 1.

Col. i. 8, 9. And beside this, giving VER. 12.

all diligence, add to your faith virtue; Και πάλιν Ησαΐας λέγει: "Εσται η ρίζα and to virtue knowledge και And to TOữ Leccai, sai ó svo rápievos ägXksv ¿8- knowledge temperance; and to temνών επ' αυτώ έθνη ελπιούσιν.

perance patience ; and to patience And again, Esaias saith, a There shall godliness; And to godliness brotherly be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise kindness; and to brotherly kindness to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall charity. For if these things be in the Gentiles trust.

you, and abound, they make you that a And in that day there shall be a ful in the knowledge of our Lord Je

ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitroot of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall

sus Christ, 2 Pet. i.58. the Gentiles seek : and his rest shall

VER. 15. be glorious, Isa. xi. 10.

Τολμηρότερον δε έγραψα υμίν, αδελφοί, VER. 13.

από μέρους, ως επαναμιμνήσκων υμάς, διά ο δε Θεός της ελπίδος πληρώσαι ημάς

την χάριν την δοθεϊσάν μοι υπό σου Θεού. σάσης χαράς και ειρήνης εν τώ πιστεύειν, the more boldly unto you in some sort,

Nevertheless, brethren, I have written εις το περισσεύειν υμάς εν τη ελπίδι, εν δυνάμει ΙΙνεύματος αγίου.


a as putting you in mind, b because of

the grace that is given to me of God, Now a the God of hope fill you with

a If thou put the brethren in rememall joy and peace in believing, that ye brance of these things, thou shalt be may abound in hope, through the power

a good minister of Jesus Christ, nouof the Holy Ghost.

rished up in the words of faith, and a See on chap. i. ver. 7. clause 5. of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast

attained, 1 Tim. iv. 6. Of these things VER. 14.

put them in remembrance, charging Πέπεισμαι δε, αδελφοί μου, και αυτός | them before the Lord that they strive εγώ περί υμών, ότι και αυτοί μεστοί εστε not about words to no proft, but to ågalwoúrns, OeTamparpeérou waong gvá- the subverting of the hearers, 2 l'im. σεως, δυνάμενοι και αλλήλους νουθετεϊν. ii. 14. Wherefore I will not be negli

a And I myself also am persuaded of gent to put you always in rememyou, my brethren, b that ye also are full brance of these things, though ye of goodness, filled with all knowledge, know them, and be established in the able also to admonish one another.

present truth. Yea, I think it meet,

as long as I am in this tabernacle, to a When I call to remembrance the stir you up, by putting you in rentemunfeigned faith that is in thee, which brance, 2 Pet. i. 12, 13. dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, b See on chap. i. ver. 5. clause 1. and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also, 2 Tim.

VER. 16. i. 5. Having confidence in thy obe Εις το είναι με λειτουργών Ιησού Χριστού dience, I wrote unto thee, knowing εις τα έθνη, ιερουργούντα το ευαγγέλιον του that thou wilt also do more than I Eī, ivæ géintai ty mpoo pogas sãv-Svão say, Philem. 21. But, beloved, we sunegóc SEXTOG, Nylaopérn ¿v Tiveúpa to dziw.


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ROM. XV. 16-19.

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ceive me,

a That I should be the minister of Je- I had wrought among the Gentiles by sus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering his ministry, xxi. 19. And God the Gospel of God, e that the offering wrought special miracles by the hands up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, of Paul, xix. 11. d being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. c But we will not boast of things . Or, sacrificing

without our measure, but according

to the measure of the rule which God a See on Acts ix, ver. 15. clause 2.

hath distributed to us, a measure to See on chap. i. ver. 1. clauses reach even unto you. For we stretch 3-5.

not ourselves beyond our measure, as . See on chap. xii. ver. 1. clause 2. though we reached not unto you; for See on Matt. v. ver. 8. clause 1.

we are come as far as to you also in

preaching the Gospel of Christ : Not VER. 17.

boasting of things without our mea"EXw oħr xaíxna sy év Xpistâ 'logoữ Tà sure, that is, of other men's labours ; προς Θεόν. .

but having hope, when your faith is a I have therefore whereof I may glory increased, that we shall be enlarged through Jesus Christ in those things by you according to our rule abunwhich pertain to God.

dantly, To preach the Gospel in the

regions beyond you, and not to boast a I say again, Let no man think me in another man's line of things made a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool re- ready to our hand, 2 Cor. x. 13—16.

that I

boast myself a

d See on chap. i. ver. 5. clause 3. little. That which I speak, I speak il not after the Lord, but as it were

VER. 19. foolishly, in this confidence of boast 'Εν δυνάμει σημείων και τεράτων, εν δυing. Seeing that many glory after the νάμει Πνεύματος Θεού· ώστε με από Ιεflesh, I will glory also, 2 Cor. xi. 16- povrannue xai xúxnw uéXpe Toù 'Inaugirov 18. It is not expedient for me doubt. Tenangonévai tò svayyéacov Toữ Xpectoũ, less to glory. I will come to visions * Through mighty signs and wonders, and revelations of the Lord, xii. 1. by the power of the Spirit of God; b so For though I would desire to glory, Ithat from Jerusalem, anul round about shall not be a fool ; for I will say the unto Nlyricum, I have fully preached truth: but now I forbear, lest any the Gospel of Christ. man should think of me above that a But


shall receive power, after which he seeth me to be, or that be that the Holy Ghost is come upon heareth of me, 6. I am become a fool you : and ye shall be witnesses unto in glorying ; ye have compelled me: me both in Jerusalem, and in all for I ought to have been commended Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the of you : for in nothing am I behind uttermost part of the earth, Acts i. 8. the very chiefest apostles, though I be But the manifestation of the Spirit is nothing, 11.

given to every man to profit withal; VER. 18.

For to one is given, by the Spirit, the

word of wisdom; to another the Ου γας τολμήσαν λαλείν τι ών ου κα

word τειργάσατο Χριστός δι' εμού, εις υπακοήν

knowledge, by the same Spiifrâv, abyo xal igyou.

rit; To another faith, by the same

Spirit; to another the gifts of healFor I will not dare to speak of any of ing, by the same Spirit; To another those things which Christ hath not the working of miracles ; to another wrought b by me, to make the Gentiles prophecy; to another discerning of dabedient, by word and deed.

spirits ; to another divers kinds of a See on Matt. x. ver. 1. clause %. tongues ; to another the interpretation

b Then all the multitude kept si- of tongues, 1 Cor. xii, 7-10. Truly lence, and gave audience to Barnabas the signs of an apostle were wrought and Paul, declaring what miracles among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders God had wrought among and wonders, and mighty deeds, 2 Cor. the Gentiles by them, Acts xv. 12. xii. 12. Unto whom it was revealed, And when he bad saluted them, he de. that not unto themselves but unto us clared particularly what things God they did minister the things, wbich

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are now reported unto you by them ing, Come over into Macedonia, and that have preached the Gospel unto help us.

And after he had seen the you with the Holy Ghost sent down vision, immediately we endeavoured from heaven; which things the angels to go into Macedonia, assuredly desire to look into, 1 Pet. i. 12. gathering that the Lord had called us

b And he was with them coming in for to preach the Gospel unto them. and going out at Jerusalem. And he Therefore loosing from Troas, we spake boldly in the name of the Lord came with a straight course to SamoJesus, and disputed against the Gre- thracia, and the next day to Neapolis; cians : but they went about to slay And from thence to Philippi, which him, Acts ix. 28, 29. And when he is the chief city of that part of Macehad found him, he brought him unto donia, and a colony, xvi. 6--12. Now Antioch. And it came to pass, that a when they had passed through Am. whole year they assembled themselves phipolis and Apollonia, they came to with the church, and taught much Thessalonica, where was a synagogue people. And the disciples were called of the Jews, xvii. 1. And the breChristians first in Antioch, xi. 26. thren immediately sent away Paul So they, being sent forth by the Holy and Silas by nighť unto Berea : who Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and coming thither, wentinto the synagogue from thence they sailed to Cyprus. of the Jews, 10. And then immediateAnd when they were at Salamis, they ly the brethren sent away Paul, to go preached the word of God in the syna as it were to the sea : but Silas and Ti. gogues of the Jews : and they had also motheus abode there still. And they John to their minister, xii. 4, 5. Now that conducted Paul brought him unto when Paul and his company loosed Athens: and receiving a commandfrom Paphos, they came to Perga in ment unto Silas and Timotheus, for Pamphylia ; and John departing from to come to him with all speed, they them, returned to Jerusalem. But departed, 15, 16. After these things, when they departed from Perga, they Paul departed from Athens, and came came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went to Corinth, xviii. 1. And Paul after this into the synagogue on the sabbath-day, tarried there yet a good while, and and sat down, 13, 14. They were then took his leave of the brethren, ware of it, and filed unto Lystra and and sailed thence into Syria, and with Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto him Priscilla and Aquila ; having the region that lieth round about : shorn his head in Cenchrea : for he And there they preached the Gospel, had a vow. And he came to Ephexiv. 6, 7. And the next day he de- sus, and left them there; but he himparted with Barnabas to Derbe. And self entered into the synagogue, and when they had preached the Gospel reasoned with the Jews, 18, 19. And to that city, and had taught many, he sailed from Ephesus. And when they returned again to Lystra, and to be bad landed at Cæsarea, and gone Iconium, and Antioch, 20, 21. And up, and saluted the church, he went after they had passed throughout Pi- down to Antioch. And after he had sidia, they came to Pamphylia. And spent some time there, he departed, when they had preached the word in and went over all the country of GalaPerga, they went down into Attalia, tia and Phrygia in order, strength94, 25. And he went through Syria ening all the disciples, 21--23. And and Cilicia, confirming the churches, it came to pass, that while Apollos IV. 41.

Now wben they bad gone was at Corinth, Paul having pass. throughout Phrygia and the region of ed through the upper coasts, came to Galatia, and were forbidden of the Ephesus, xix. 1. And after the apHoly Ghost to preach the word in roar was ceased, Paul called unto Asia, After they were come to My. him the disciples, and embraced them, sia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: and departed for to go into Macedobut the Spirit suffered them not. And nia. And when he had gone over those they passing by Mysia, came down to parts, and had given them much ex. Troas. And à vision appeared to hortation, he came into Greece, xx. Paul in the night; There stood a man

1, 2. of Macedonia, and prayed him, say c And how I kept back nothing that

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