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A. D. 59. Spirit of the living God; not in tables b Therefore whosoever heareth these of stone, but in fleshy tables of the sayings of mine, and doeth them, I heart. And such trust have we through will liken bim unto a wise man, which Christ to God-ward : Not that we are built his house upon a rock, Matt. vii. sufficient of ourselves to think any 24. Who then is a faithful and wise thing as of ourselves ; but our suffi- servant, whom his lord hath made ciency is of God, 2 Cor. iii. 2–5. ruler over his household, to give them
meat in due season? xxiv. 43. Study VER. 7.
to shew thyself approved unto God, "Ωστε ούτε και φυτεύων εστί τι, ούτε και a workman that needeth not to be ποτίζων, αλλ' αυξάνουν Θεός.
ashamed, rightly dividing the word So then neither is he that planteth any of truth, 2 Tim. ii. 15. thing, neither he that watereth; but God c See on ver. 6. clause 1. that giveth the increuse.
d Now if Christ be preached that
he rose from the dead, how say some VER. 8.
among you that there is no resurrec'O DUTEÚW dè xai ó notika ev elcin tion of the dead? 1 Cor. xv. 12. έκαστος δε τον ίδιον μισθών λήψεται κατά e And say to Archippus, Take heed τον ίδιον κόπον.
to the ministry which thou hast reNow he that planteth and he that wa- ceived in the Lord, that thou fulfil it, tereth are one : 2 and every man shall Col. iv. 17. Take heed unto thyself, receive his own reward according to his and unto the doctrine ; continue in own labour.
them : for in doing this thou sbalt a Then came the first, saying, Lord, both save thyself, and them that hear thy pound hath gained ten pounds. thee; 1 Tim. iv. 16. As every man And he said unto him, Well, thou hath received the gift, even so minisgood servant : because thou hast been ter the same one to another, as good faithful in a very little, have thou au
stewards of the manifold grace of thority over ten cities. And the se- God. If any man speak, let him speak cond came, saying, Lord, thy pound as the oracles of God; if any man hath gained five pounds. And he said minister, let him do it as of the ability likewise to him, Be thou also over five which God giveth: that God in all cities, Luke xix. 16--19.
things may be glorified through Jesus
Christ, to whom be praise and do-
minion for ever and ever. Amen,
Θεμέλιον γαρ άλλον ουδείς δύναται θείναι με αre God's * husbandry, “ye | παρά τον κείμενον, ές εστιν Ιησούς ο Χρισare God's building.
τός. . Or, tillage.
a For other foundation can no man a See on Matt. ix. ver. 37. clause 2. lay than that is laid, which is Jesus b See on ver. 6. clause 3.
Christ. c See on Matt. xvi. ver. 18. clause 3. a See on Acts iv. ver. 12. clause 1.
and Matt. xvi. ver. 18. clause 2. VER. 10. Κατά την χάριν του Θεού την δοθεϊσάν
VER. 12. μοι, ως σοφός αρχιτέκτων θεμέλιον τέθεικα, Ει δέ τις εποικοδομεί επί τον θεμέλιον άλλος δε εποικοδομεί έκαστος δε βλεπέτω τούτον, χρυσόν, άργυρον, λίθους τιμίους, σώς έποικοδομεί.
ξύλα, χόρτον, καλάμην a According to the grace of God which Now if any man build upon this founis given unto me, bas a wise master- dation à gold, silver, precious stones, builder, I have laid the foundation, b wood, hay, stubble ; d and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth membrance of these things, thou shalt
a If thou put the brethren in rethereupon.
be a good minister of Jesus Christ, a See on Rom. i. ver. 5. clause 1. nourished up in the words of faith, and
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1 Cor. III. 12–17.
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of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast | stormy wind shall rend it. Lo, when attained, 1 Tim. iv. 6.
the wall is fallen, sball it not be said • The prophet that hath a dream unto you, Where is the daubing wherelet him tell a dream; and he that hath with ye have daubed it? Therefore my word, let him speak my word thus saith the Lord God, I will even faithfully. What is the chaff to the rend it with a stormy wind in my wheat? saith the Lord, Jer. xxiii. 28. fury; and there shall be an overflowBut in vain they do worship me, ing shower in mine anger, and great teaching for doctrines the commande hailstones, in my fury to consume it. ments of men, Matt. xv. 9.
So will I break down the wall that ye
have daubed with untempered morter, VER. 13. 'Enástou rò égyou Pavegir yengerar i and bring it down to the ground, so γας ημέρα δηλώσει ότι εν πυρί αποκαλύπ | that the foundation thereof shall be τεται και εκάστου το έργον οποϊόν έστι, shall be consumed in the midst there
discovered, and it shall fall, and ye το πύρ δοκιμάσει.
of: and ye shall know that I am the a Every man's work shall be made ma- LORD. Thus will I accomplish my nifest: for the day shall declare it, be- wrath upon the wall, and upon them cause it shall be revealed by fire; b and that have daubed it with untempered the fire shall try every man's work of morter ; and will say unto you, The what sort it is.
wall is no more, neither they that Gr. is revealed,
daubed it; To wit, the prophets of Isa Therefore judge nothing before rael, which prophesy concerning Je. the time, until the Lord come, who rusalem, and which see visions of both will bring to light the hidden peace for her, and there is no peace, things of darkness, and will make saith the Lord God, Ezek. xiii. 10manifest the counsels of the hearts : | 16. and then shall every man have praise
VER. 14. of God, 1 Cor. iv. 5. B To the law and to the testimony: μισθόν λήψεται:
Εί τινος το έργον μένει και επωκοδόμησι, if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in a If any man's work abide which he them. And they shall pass through it hath built thereupon, he shall receive u hardly bestead and hungry: and it reward. shall come to pass, that, when they a See on Matt. xxiv. ver. 47. shall be hungry, they shall fret them. selves, and curse their king and their
VER. 15. God, and look upward. And they shall look unto the earth, and bebola encetar aütos de canoetas, oïtw Sa dis
Εί τινος το έργον κατακαήσεται, ζημιωtrouble and darkness, dimness of an
διά πυρός. guish; and they shall be driven to darkness, Isa. viii. 20---22. Judg- If any man's work shall be burned, he ment also will I lay to the line, and shall suffer loss : but he himself shall be righteousness to the plummet; and saved ; yet so as by fire. the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow
VER. 16. the hiding-place, xxviii. 17. Is not Ουκ οίδατε ότι ναός Θεού έστε, και το my word like as a fire? saith the liveõua Tű Otou eixes lv imõv; LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces ? Jer. xxiii. 29.
a Know ye not that ye ure the temple Because, even because they bave se of God, and that bihe Spirit of God duced my people, saying, Peace, and dwelleth in you? there was no peace; and one built up * See on John vi. ver. 56. a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with b See on John xiv. ver. 17. untempered morter. Say unto them which daub it with untempered mor
VER. 17. ter, that it shall fall: there shall be Εί τις τον ναόν του Θεού φθείρει, φθερεί an overlowing shower; and ye, ο τούτον ο Θεός» ο γαρ ναός του Θεού άγιός great hailstones, shall fall; and a lotiv, citivés iste ipsis.
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I COR. II. 17–22.
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alf any man defile the temple of
VER. 19. God, him shall God destroy; for the “Η γάς σοφία του κόσμου τούτου, μωρία temple of God is holy; which temple παρά τω Θεώ έστι. Γέγραπται γάρ ο ye are,
δρασσόμενος τους σοφούς εν τη πανουργία • Or, destroy.
αυτών. a Flee fornication. Every sin that For the wisdom of this world is foola man doeth is without the body; but ishness with God. a For it is written, he that committeth fornication sin. He taketh the wise in their own craftineth against his own body. What? ness. know ye not that your body is the a He taketh the wise in their own temple of the Holy Ghost, which is craftiness; and the counsel of the froin you, which ye have of God, and ward is carried headlong, Job v. 13. ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glo
VER. 20. rify God in your body, and in your Και πάλιν· Κύριος γινώσκει τους διαλοspirit, which are God's, 1 Cor. τι. 18 Ιγισμούς των σοφών, ότι εισί μάταιοι. ---20. And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from
And again, a The Lord knoweth the among his people; because he hath thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. given of his seed unto Molech, to de- of man, that they are vanity, Psal.
a The Lord knoweth the thoughts file my sanctuary, and to profane
my xciv. 11. holy name, Lev. xx. 3. But the man
VER. 21. that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut
"Ωστε μηδείς καυχάσθω εν ανθρώπους. of from among the congregation, be- Πάντα γάρ υμών έστιν cause he hath defiled the sanctuary of Therefore let no man glory in men. the LORD: the water of separation 6 For all things are your's: hath not been sprinkled upon him; * Now this I say, that every one of he is unclean, Numb. xix. 20.
you saith, I am of Paul; and I of VER. 18.
Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Mndelç laurèv lfamatéTW si mis dozen | Christ, 1 Cor. i. 12. That your faith σοφός είναι εν υμίν εν τω αιώνι τούτω, | should not stand in the wisdom of μωρός γενέσθω, ένα γένηται σοφός. men, but in the power of God, ii. 5. Let no man deceive himself. a
And these things, brethren, I have in man among you seemeth to be wise in this a figure transferred to myself and to world, let him become a fool, that he may learn in us not to think of men above
Apollos for your sakes ; that ye might be wise. a For the preaching of the cross is
that which is written, that no one of to them that perish foolishness ; but you be puffed up for one against
another, iv. 6. unto us which are saved it is the
See on Rom. viii. ver. 28. clause 1. power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
VER. 22. and will bring to nothing the under
Είτε Παύλος, είτε 'Απολλως, είτε Κη-
a Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas,
law, tbat I might gain them that are
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A. D. 59. under the law; To them that are a For I know nothing by myself ; b yet without law, as without law, (being am I not hereby justified: but he that not without law to God, but under judgeth me is the Lord. the law to Christ,) that I might gain a For we commend not ourselves them that are without law. To the again unto you, but give you occasion weak became I as weak, that I might to glory on our behalf, that we may gain the weak : 1 am made all things have somewhat to answer them which to all men, that I might by all means glory in appearance, and not in heart,
i save some, 1 Cor. ix. 19-22. For 9 Còr. v. 12. we preach not ourselves, but Christ
b Who can understand his errors ? Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your cleanse thou me from secret faults, servants for Jesus' sake, 2 Cor. iv. 5. Psal. xix. 12. And he gave some, apostles ; and c But the LORD said unto Samuel, some, prophets; and some, evange Look not on his countenance, or on lists; and some, pastors and teachers; the height of his stature; because I For the perfecting of the saints, for have refused him: for the LORD seeth the work of the ministry, for the edi- not as man seeth ; for man looketh on fying of the body of Christ, Eph. iv. the outward appearance, but the LORD 11, 12.
looketh on the heart, í Sam. xvi. 7. VER. 23.
I know also, my God, that thou triest Υμείς δε Χριστού Χριστός δε Θεού. the heart, and hast pleasure in up
* And ye are Christ's ; band Christ rightness. As for me, in the uprightis God's.
ness of mine heart I have willingly a See on John vi. ver. 39. clause 3.
offered all these things: and now See on Matt. iii. ver. 17. clause 2. have I seen with joy thy people,
which are present here, to offer wil. CHAP. IV.-VER. 1. lingly unto thee, 1 Chron. xxix. 17. Ούτως ήμάς λογιζέσθω άνθρωπος, ας | The righteous God trieth the hearts iampétas XpSoto, xai olxovópour leurin. and reins, Psal. vii. 9. Shall not God pior Egū.
search this out? for he knoweth the Let a man so account of us, * as of way of a man is right in his own eyes :
secrets of the heart, xliv. 21. Every the ministers of Christ, band stewards of but the LORD pondereth the hearts, the mysteries of God.
Prov. xxi. 2. But, O LORD of hosts, a See on Matt. xxiv.ver. 45. clause 1. that judgest righteously, that triest b See on Matt. xiij.ver. 11. clause 2. the reins and the heart, Jer. xi. 20.
I the LORD search the heart, I try VER. 2.
the reins, even to give every man acο δε λοιπόν, ζητείται έν τοϊς οικονόμους, cording to his ways, and according to ένα πιστός τις ευρεθή.
the fruit of his doings, xvii. 10. a Moreover it is required in stewarıls, that a man be found faithful.
VER. 5. a See on Matt. xxiv. ver. 45. clause 1. inom é Kúpsos: os xai páritet tà spurtà
"Ωστε μη προ καιρού τι κρίνετε, έως αν VER. S.
του σκότους και φανερώσει τις βουλάς "Εμοι δε εις ελάχιστον έστιν ένα υφ' εκάστω από του Θεού.
των καρδιών και τότε ο έπαινος γενήσεται υμών ανακριθώ, ή υπό ανθρωπίνης ημέρας: αλλ' ουδε έμαυτον ανακρίνω.
a Therefore judge nothing before the But with me it is a very small thing time, 5 until the Lord come, who both that I should be judged of you, or of will bring to light the hidden things of man's * judgment: yea, I judge not mine darkness, and will make manifest the own self
counsels of the hearts : d and then shall every man have praise of God.
a See on Matt. vii. ver. 1. VER. 4.
b See on Matt. xxiv, ver. 30. clauses Ουδέν γαρ έμαυτώ συνοιδα· αλλ' ουκ εν 2, 3. τούτω δεδικαίωμαι· ο δε ανακρίνων με, Κύ- • See on Matt. I. ver. 26. clause 2. ριός έστιν.
See on Matt. Ixv. ver. 21. clause 1.
knowledge, by the same Spirit; To VER. 6.
another faith, by the same Spirit ; to Ταύτα δε, αδελφοί, μετεσχημάτισα εις | another the gifts of healing, by the έμαυτόν και 'Απολλώ, δι' υμάς ίνα εν ημίν | sarne Spirit; To another the working páonte tò men inip ô yiygarter opoveīv, of miracles ; to another prophecy ; to ένα μη είς υπέρ του ενός φυσιούσθε κατά | another discerning of spirits; to anoτου ετέρου.
ther divers kinds of tongues; to another And these things, brethren, I have in the interpretation of tongues : But all a figure transferred to myself and to these worketh that one and the selfApollos for your sakes; a jhat ye might same Spirit, dividing to every man learn in us not to think of men above severally as he will, i Cor. xii. 411. that which is written, bthat no one of
VER. 8. you be puffed up for one against another.
"Ηδη κεκορεσμένοι έστε, ήδη έπλουτήa Who then is Paul, and who is
χωρίς ημών έβασιλεύσατε· και όφεApollos, but ministers by whom ye λόν γε εξασιλεύσατε: ένα και εμείς υμίν believed, even as the Lord gave to Cupi Carineúcwuevo every man? 1 Cor. iii. 5. Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his have reigned us kings without us : and
Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye nostrils; for wherein is he to be accounted of? Isa. ii. 22. But be not also might reign with you.
a I would to God ye did reign, b that we ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are
a For the same form of expression brethren. And call no man your fa- see Acts xxvi. 29. 2 Cor. xi. 1. ther upon the earth : for one is your
b For what is our hope, or joy, or Father, which is in heaven. Neither crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in be ye called masters : for one
is your the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ Master, even Christ, Matt. xxüi. 8–
at his coming? For ye are our glory 10. For I say, through the grace
and joy, 1 Thess. ii. 19, 20. given unto me, to every man that is
VER. 9. among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; λους εσχάτους απέδειξεν ώς έπιθανατίους
Δοκώ γαρ ότι ο Θεός ημάς τους αποστόbut to think soberly, according as God ότι θέατρον εγενήθμεν τω κόσμο και αγhath dealt to every man the measure γέλοις και ανθρώπους. of faith, Rom. xii. 3. • Therefore let no man glory in
a For I think that God hath set forth men. For all things are yours, 1 Cor. * us the apostles last, as it were appointed iii. 21.
to death: for we are made a t spectacle VER. 7.
untothe world, and to angels, and to men.
* Or, us the last apostles, as. Τίς γάρ σε διακρίνει και τι δε έχεις και ουκ έλαβες; ει δε και έλαβες, τι καυχά
+ Gr. theatre. σαι ως μη λαβών και
a See on Matt. v. ver. 10. clause 1. For a who maketh thee to differ from
VER. 10. another? and what hast thou that thou
Ημείς μωροί δια Χριστόν υμείς δε φρόdidst not receive ? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou peor sy Xplota seis áo beveis, ipsis de hadst not received it?
ισχυροί υμείς ένδοξοι, ημείς δε άτιμοι.
We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye • Gr. distinguisheth thee. are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye * Now there are diversities of gifts, are strong; ye are honourable, but we but the same Spirit. And there are are despised. differences of administrations, but the
VER. 11. same Lord. And there are diversities "Αχρι της άρτι ώρας και πεινώμεν, και of operations ; but it is the same God dotãpsv, xai quunteúojev, nai xonapisówhich worketh all in all. But the pada, nai dotatoüper manifestation of the Spirit is given to a Even unto this present hour we both every man to profit withal. For to hunger, and thirst, and are naked, und one is given, by the Spirit, the word are buffeted, and have no certain dwelof wisdom; to another the word of lingplace;