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of faith: 31. But Ifrael, which 4 followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteous- ness

. 32. Wherefore ? Because they sought it, not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law i for they' f ftumbled at that stumbling-stone; 33. As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a Itumbling-stone, and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him, shall not be * alha med [Or, confounded]

CH A P. X.

: for Israel is, that they might be saved. 2. For I bear them record, that they have a • zeal of God; but not accordó ing to knowledge. 3. For they being ignorant of 6 Gods righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. 4. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. $. For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, d that the mian which doth those things, thall live by them. 6. But the righteousness which is of faith, speaketh on this wile,

Say not in thine heart, Who fhall ascend into heaven? (that is to bring Christ down from above). 7. Or,

? Who shall descend into the deep? (that is to bring up Christ again from the dead). 8. But what faith it? The i word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart :


that 31. t Rom. io. 2, 3. t Romi. 11. • Gal. Ž. 12. See on Luk.

16. 28. ; Gal s. 4. Christ is become 6. e Deut. 30. 11, 12, 13. of no effe&t unto you, whosoever of This Commandment which I como you are justified by the Law; ye are s mand thee this Day, it is not hide fallen from Grace.

den from thee, neither is ii far off. 32: + 1 Cor. 1. 23. See on It is not in Heaven, that thou

shouldft fay, Who fhall go up for 33.

Isa 28. 16.

us to Heaven, and bring it unto us, 1 Pet. 2. 7, 8. See on Luk. 2.10 that we may hear it, and do it ? 34:

Neither is it beyond the Sea, that + Rom. 10. II.

chou fhouldst say, Who fhall go СНА Р. Х.

over the Sea for us, and bring it 9. a + AEts 22. 3. + Rom. . unto us, that we may tear it, and 31. † Gal. 1. 14.

do it? See on Afts í 1. 20.

Deut. 2o. 14. But the 3. See on Rom. 1. 17. b

Word is very nigh unto thee, 4.° Gäl. j. 24. See on Ads thy mouth and in thy Hiari, shat 13. 38, 39

clou may ft do it. 4.1Ley 18. $.

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Luk. 2. 34.

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R O MANS X. that is the word of faith which we preach. 9. That (1) if thou shalt & confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart, that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be faved. 10. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11. For the fcripture faith, whosoever h believeth on him, fhall not be ashamed. 12. For there is i no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same * Lord

Over 9. & † Mat. 10. 32. Whosoever f Ifa. 49. 23. Kings shall be thy therefore shall confess me before nursing Fathers, and their Queens Men, him will I confefs also be thy nursing Mothers, -and thou fore my Father which is in Hea- Ihalt know that I am the Lord ; ven. Acts 8. 37. If thou believe s for they shall not be ashamed that eft with all thine Heart, thou mayst wait for me. Jer. 17.7. Blessed is (be baptized). And he answered the Man that trustech in the Lord, and faid, I believe that Jefus Chrift and whose Hope the Lord is. is the son of God.

† Rom. 9. 33: Whofoever believe Isa. 28. 16. Behold, I 10 eth in him shall not be ashamed. lay in Zion for a Foundation, a i See on Acts 10. 35. Stone, a tried Scone,a precious core :* | Aas 10. 36. - Preaching

+ A& ner Stone, a sure Foundation: he Peace by Jesus Christ (he is Lord that believeth shall not make haste.


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(1) The Conditions of Salvation are not any where mentioned together, but scattered up and down in several Places of the New Testament. "In all those Places therefore where only one or more of these Conditions are expressed, there all the other are to be understood ; or that which is expressed is to be taken in such a large Sense as presupposes and includes all the other Conditions. Thus he who truly believes in Jesus Chrift, embraces his Doctrine, and submits to his Laws, which enjoin the other Conditions of Salvation. And therefore though Salvation seems here to be promised to him who owns and confesses Christ Jefus, and believes that God hath raised him, from the Dead, yet this gives noc the least encouragement to hiin who shall negleft or contemn his Laws, and presume to live wickedly. Again, He that believeth and is baptized, hol be saved ; but if a Man by wicked Works denies his Faith, and refuses to.. perform his part of the Gofpel Covenant entred into at his Baptism, he will be excluded the Kingdom of Heaven ; because the Unrighteous Thall not enter into it. Once more, it is said, that He that giveth a Cup of cold water to a Disciple, in the Name of a Dijciple, shall not lose his Reward; but a Perfon must be buc ill instructed in the Christian Religion, and willing to deceive himself, who can think that the Practice of one Duty, will make amends for the Omission of many, or for the Commission of any Sin which God has forbidden; for God hates Pride and Coveroufness, and he will judge and condemn Whoremongers and Adulterers, and all such as presume to live in the wilful Commission of Sini of any kind or fort, For all Luts and sins, both of the Flesh and of the Spirit, war against the Soul, and without Repentance, and a Change of the Mind and Life, ex ciude the Guilty the Kingdom of Heaven,


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over all, is 'rich unto all that call upon him. 13. For m whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be faved. 14. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed ? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard ? and how shall they hear * without a preacher ? 15. And how fhall they preach, except they be sent ? as it is written, • How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! 16. But P they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Efaias faith, 9 Lord, who hath believed * our report (Gr. the hearing of us, or, our preaching]? 17. So then, * faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 18. But I say. Have they not heard? Yes, verily, their · sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the u ends of the world.

19. But I lay, Did not Israel know? First Mofes faith, I will provoke you to

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jealousie of all). + Rom. 3. 39. Is he the did not profic them, not being mix. God of the Jews only ? is he not also ed with Faith in them that heard of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles ic. also. to Tim. 2. 5. There is one 9 * Ifa. 53. 1. Who hatli believed God, and one Mediator between God Ŝ our report and to whom is the

and Men, the Man Christ Jesus. Arm of the Lord revealed ? * Joh. bit Eph. 1.7. Eph. 2.7. See 12. 38. That the Saying of Esaias on Romi. 2.4.

the Prophet might be fulfilled 13. m * Joel 2.32.: Ads 9.14. which he spake, Lord; who hatli See on Acts 2. 21. and on Ads 7.10 believed our Report ?

17. Cor. 1. 21. -It pleased 14." Joh. 15. 22. If I had not God by the Foolishness of Preachcome, and spoken unto them, they ing to save them that believe. Eph. had not had Sin.-- :: Tit. I. 3. 1. 13. In whom also yê trusted, af(God) hath in due times manifest 15ter that ye heard the Word of

. ed his Word through Preaching, Truth, the Gospel of your Salva: which is commitred unto me, ac

tion. cording to the Commandment of 18. s* Pfal. 19.4. + Col. 1. 6, God our Saviour.

23. See on Mat. 24. 14. 15.0 * Ifa. 52.4. How beautiful io uz Kings 18. 10. As the Lord upon the Mountains are the feet of thy God liverk, there is no Nation him that bringeth good Tidings, thač or Kingdom, whither my Lord hathi publihech Peace, that bringeth not fent co seek thee.-good tidings of good, that publisheth 19. Deut. 4. 6. Keep therefore Salvation, thar faith unto Zion, 25 and do them, for this is your Wisa

Thy God reigneth. Nah. 1 15. dom and Understanding in the Sigbe Behold opori che Mountains the of the Nations which fhall head Feet of him that bringeth good Ti

all these Statutes, and say, Surely dings, that públishech Peace. this great Nation is a wise and une

16. P + Heb. 4. 3. Unto us was jo derstanding people.. * Deut. 31. 21. the Gospel preached, as well as un, -I will move them to calouge to their bat the Word preached

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jealousie by them that are 110 people, and by a foolish nation! will anger you. 20. But Efaias is very bold, and faith, I was

found of them that lought me not; I was made manifeft unto them that asked not after me. 21. But to Israel he faith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.

Say then, Hath God - caft-


his people? God for bid. Foro I also am an Israelite, of the feed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2. God hath pot caft away his

, people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture faith * of [Gr. in] Elias ? how he maketh Intercession to God against Israel, saying, 3. Lord, they have killed thy Prophets, and digged down thine Altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. 4. But what faith the ansiver of God unto him? • I have reserved to my self se

é ve: thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. 5. Even so then at this present time also there is a { remnant according to the ele&tion of

grace, with those that are not a People, I Lord. will provoke them to anger with a • A&s 22.3. I am verily a Man, foolish Nation. Rom. 11. 11. which am a Jew. t 2 Cor. 11.

20. • * Ifa. 65. 1. I am fought of 22. Are they Hebrew's ? so am 1: them that ask not for me: I am s are they Israelites ?

fo am 1: found of them that fought me rot : I are they the Seed of Abraham? so Taid, Behold me, behold me, unto a am I. + Phil. 3. 5. Circumcised Nation that was not called by my the eighth Day,of the Stock of Israel, Name

of the Tribe of Benjamin, an He* Ifa. 65. 2. I have spread 10 brew of the Hebrews.out my Hands all the Day unto a 2. See on Rom. 8. 29. rebellious People," which walketh 3. i King. 19. 19. I have in a Way that is not good, after been very jealous for the Lord their own thoughts.

God of Hofts: for the Children of C H A P. XI. 15 Ifrael have forsaken thy Covenant, a i Sam. 12. 22. The Lord thrown, down thine Altars, and will not forsake his People, for his slain thy Prophets with the Sword; great Names sake: because it hath and I,'even I only am left, and pleased the Lord to make you his they feek my Life to take it away

. People. Pfal. 94. 14. The Lord 20 1 King. 19. 18. I have left will not caft of his Peuple, neither ine leven thousand in Israel, all the will he forfake his Inheritance. Knees which have not bowed unto

Jer. 31.37. Thus faith the Lord, Baal, and every Mouth which hath If Heaven above can be measured, mot killed hini. and the Foundations of the Earth 25 ft Rom. 9. 27. -Though searched out beneath, I will also the Number of the Children of Ilcast of all the Secd of Ifrael, for all rael be as the Sand of the Seaga that they have done, faith the Remnant shall be saved.






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grace, 6. And : if by grace, then is it no more of works : otherwise

grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. 7: What then? Ifrael hath not obtained that which he feeketh for ; but the ele&tion hath obtained it, and the i rest were * blinded [Or, hardned]; 8. According as it is

: written, *God hath given them the spirit of * number (Or, remorse], eyes that they should not lee, and ears that they fhould not hear, unto this day. 9. And David faith, 'Let their table be made a frare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them. 10. Let their eyes be darkned, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway, 11. I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather m through their fall falvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to " provoke them to jealousie. 12. Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the * diminishing (Or decay, or, loss] of them the riches of the Gentiles: how much more their fulness? 13. For I speak to you Gentiles, in as much as "lam the




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6.8 Rom. 4.4, ş. Now to

+ Ezek. 12. 2.

See on Mat. 13. . him that worketh, is the Reward 14. not reckoned of Grace, but of Debt. 9. 1 * Psal. 69.22, 23. Let their But to him that worket h not, but be- Table become a Snare before them :: lieveth on him that justifieth the sand that which should have been Ungodly, his Faith is counred for for their Welfare, let it become a Righteousness. 't Gal. 5:4. Christ Trap. Let their Eyes be darkned, is become of none Effect to you, that they see not; and make their whosoever of you are justified by

Loins continually to thake, the Law; ye are fallen from Grace. To

m + Acts 13. 45, 46. When + See Deut. 9. 4. Speak not thou in the Jews faw the Multitudes, they thine Heart, after that the Lord were filled with Envy, and spake thy God hath cast them out from against those things which were before thee, saying, for my Righte. spoken by Paul,

contradi&ting and ousness the Lord hath brought me as blafpheming. Then Paul and Barin to poflefs this Land ; but for nabas waxed bold, and said, It was the Wickedness of these Nations necessary that the Word of God the Lord doch drive them out should first have been spoken to from before thee,

you: bục seeing ye put it from 17:51 Rom.9. 31. Israel, which 20 you, and judge your felves unwor. followed after the Law of Righ- thy of everlasting Life, lo, we turn teousness, hath not aitained to the to the Gentiles. Law of Righteousness.it Rom.

n Rom. 10. 19. 10 3.

° . 15. 16. Gal. 1 Gal. 2.28.

+ Eph. 3.8 Notes on Joh. 12:47. and Acts + 1 Tim. 2. 7. + 2 Tim. 1.'16.

See on Afts 9.15.

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Ili. 6. 9.

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