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apostle of the Gentiles, I magnifie mine office: 14. If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might fave fome of them. 15. For if the cafting away of them be the reconciling of the World; what fhall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? 16. For if the firft-fruit be holy, the lump is alfo holy: and if the root be holy, fo are the branches. 17. And if fome of the branches be broken off, and thou being a wild olive-tree, wert graffed in* amongst [Or, for] them, and with them partakeft of the root and fatnefs of the olive-tree; 18. "Boaft not against the branches: but if thou boast, thou beareft not the root, but the root thee. 19. Thou wilt fay then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. 20. Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou ftandeft by faith. Be not high-minded, but a fear. 21. For if God fpared not the natural Branches, take heed left he alfo fpare not thee. 22. Behold therefore the goodnefs, and feverity of God: on them which feil, feverity; but towards thee, goodnefs, if thou con
P Mat. 18. 15. If he fhall hear thee, thou haft gained thy Brother. † 1 Cor. 7. 16. For what knoweft thou, O Wife, whether thou fhalt fave thy Husband? Or how knoweft thou, O Man, whether thou shalt fave thy Wife? 1 Cor. 9. 19, 22. I made my felf a Servant unto all, that I might gain the more. I am made all things to all Men, that I might by all means Save icme. t1 Tim. 4. 16. Take heed unto thy felf, and unto thy Doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this, thou fhalt both fave 15 thy felf and them that hear thee,
Jam. 5. 20. He that converteth a Sinner from the Error of his Way, hall fave a Soul from Death
Eph. 2. 12. At that time ye 5 were without Chrift, being Aliens from the Common-wealth of Ifrael, and Strangers from the Covenants of Promife, having no hope, and without God in the World.
with the noise of a great Tumult he hath kindled Fire upon it, and the Branches of it are broken.
s Eph. 3. 6. That the Gentiles fhould be Fellow-beirs, and of the fame Body, and partakers of his Promife in Chrift, by the Gofpel.
18. "I Cor. 12 12. The Words under Ver. 20.
20. Prov. 28. 14. Happy is the Man that feareth alway: but he that hardneth his Heart shall fall into Mischief. Ifa. 66. 2. -To
1Pet. 3.1. Likewife ye Wives, zo this Man will I look, even to him be in fubjection to your own Husbands, that if any obey not the Word, they also may without the Word be won by the Converfation of the Wives. Jude ver. 23. Others 25 fanie with fear, pulling them out of the Fire.
that is poor, and of a contrite Spirit, and trembleth at my Word. † Cur. 10. 12. Let him that think eth he ftandeth, take heed left he fall. † Phil. 2. 12. Work out your own Salvation with fear and trembling
9 † Jer. 11. 16. The Lord palled thy Name, A green OliveTice, fair and of goodly Fruit: 39
22. t1 Cor. 15. 2. By which alfo ye are faved, if ye keep in Me
tinue in his goodnefs: otherwife thou alfo fhalt be cut off 23. And they alfo, if they bide not ftill in unbelief, fhall be graffed in for God is able to graff them in again. 24. For if thou wert cut out of the olive-tree which is wild by nature, and were graffed contrary to nature into a good olive-tree; how much more fhall these which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive-tree? 25. For I would not brethren, that ye fhould be ignorant of this mystery (left ye fhould be wife in your own conceits) that *blindness [Or, hardness] in part is happened to Ifrael, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 26. And fo all Ifrael fhall be faved: as it is written, There fhall come out of Sion the deliverer, and fhall turn away ungodliness from Jacob. 27. For this is my Covenant unto them, when I fhall take away their fins. 28. As concerning the gofpel, they are enemies for your fake: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers fake. 29.
For Pfal. 14. 7. O that the Salvation of Ifrael were come out of Zion.
Ifa. 27. 9. By this therefore fhall the Iniquity of Jacob be purged, 5 and this is all the Fruit to take away his Sin. † Jer. 31. 31, c.. Behold, the Days come, faith the Lord, that I will make a new Covenant with the Houfe of Ifrael, and with the House of Judah,&c. † Heb, 8. 8. For finding Fault with this, he faith, Behold, the Days come (faith the Lord) when, &c. as in Jeremiah. t Heb. 10. 16. This is the Covenant that I will make with them, after thofe Days, faith the Lord, I will put my Laws into their Hearts, and in their Minds will I write them.
mory what I preached unto you, unlefs ye have believed in vain. † Heb. 3. 6, 14. -Whofe House are we, if we hold fast the Confidence, and the rejoicing of the Hope firm unto the End. For we are made Partakers of Chrift, if we hold the beginning, of our Confidence ftedfaft unto the End.
† Joh. 15. 2. Every Branch in 10 me that beareth not Fruit, he ta keth away; and every Branch that beareth Fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more Fruit. 23. dt 2 Cor. 3. 16. Neverthe-15 lefs, when it fhall turn to the Lord, the Vail fhall be taken away.
25. Luk. 21. 24. Jerufalem fhall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the Times of the 20 Gentiles be fulfilled. Rev. 7.9. After this, I beheld, and lo, a great Multitude, which no Man could Number, of all Nations, and Kindreds, and People, and Tongues, 25 tood before the Throne, and before the Lamb.
26. f Ifa.. 59. 20. The Redeemer fhall come to Zion, and unto
28. Gen. 17. 7. I will eftablifh my Covenant between me, and thee, and thy Seed after thee in their Generations, for an everlasting Covenant; to be a God unto thee, and thy Seed after thee. Lev. 26. 44. When they be in the Land of their Enemies, I will not caft them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly,
them that turn from Tranfgreffion 30 and to break my Covenant with
in Jacob, faith the Lord. See
them: for I am the Lord their God.
without repentance, believed [Or, obeyed]
For the gifts and calling of God are 30. For as ye in times paft have not God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: 31. Even fo have these alfo now not believed [Or, obeyed], that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. 32. For God hath concluded them all [Or, fhut them all up together] in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all. O the depth of the riches both of the wifdom and knowledge of God! how unfearchable are his judgments, and his ways paft finding out! 34. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, or who hath been his counseller? 35. Or who hath first "given to him, and it fhall be recompenfed unto him again? 36. For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom [Gr, him] be glory for ever. Amen.
29. ht Numb. 23.19. See on Rom. 3. 3.
32. Gal. 3. 22. See on Rom.
3. 23. 33. *Job 5. 9. Which doth great things and unfearchable; marvellous things without Number. Job 9. 10. Which doth great things paft finding out, yea, and Wonders without Number. †Job 11. 7. Canft thou by fearching find out God? Canft thou find out the Almighty unto Perfection? † Pfal. 36.6.1 hy Righteoufnefs is like the great Mountains; thy Judgments15 are a great deep.- Pfal. 92. 5. O Lord, how great are thy Works! and thy Thoughts are very deep. 2 Efdr. 5. 4. Like as thou canst do none of these things that thou 10 haft spoken of, even so canft thou not find out my Judgment, or in the end the Love that I have promised unto my People. Ecclefiafticus 18.4. To whom hath he given 25
Power to declare his Works? and who fhall find out his noble A&ts ? 34. Job 15 8. Haft thou heard the Secret of God? and doft thou
reftrain Wisdom to thy felf? V Ifa. 40. 13. Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being his Counsellor, hath taught him? 5 † Jer. 23. 18. Who hath food in the Counsel of the Lord, and hath perceived and heard his Word ? Who hath marked his Word and heard it? * Wifd. 9. 13. What Man is he that can know the Coun fel of God? or who can think what the Will of the Lord is ? Ecclefiafticus 42. 21. Unto him may nothing be added, neither can he be diminished, and he hath no need of any Counsellor. I Cor. 2. 16. Who hath known the Mind of the Lord, that he may inftruct him? But we have the Mind of Chrift.
35. mt Job 35. 7. If thou be righteous, what giveft thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?
Job 41. 11. Who hath prevented me, that I fhould repay him? whate foever is under the whole Heaven is mine.
36. Cor. 8. 6. † Col. 1. 16. See on Joh. 1.3.
Befeech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye prefent your bodies a living facrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable fervice. 2. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. 3. For I fay, through the grace given
I at 2 Cor. 10. I. Now I Paul my felf befeech you by the Mecknets and Gentleness of Chrift
b † 1 Pet. 2. 5. Ye alfo as lively Stones, are built up a Spiritual Houfe, an holy Priesthood, to offer up fpiritual Sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jefus Chrift.
Pfal. 50. 13, 14. Will I eat the Flesh of Bulls, or drink the Blood of Goats? Offer unto God Thanksgiving, and pay thy Vows unto the most High. Rom. 6. 13, 16. Neither yield ye your Mem- 15 bers as Inftruments of Unrighteousnefs unto Sin: but yield your felves unto God, as those that are alive from the Dead; and your Members as Inftruments of Righte- 20 oufnefs unto God. Know ye not that to whom ye yield your felves Servants to obey, his Servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of Sin
unto Death, or of Obedience unto 25 † Col. 1. 21, 22. You that were
Righteoufnefs? 1 Cor. 6. 20. Ye are bought with a Price: there fore glorifie God in your Body, and your Spirit, which are Gods. Heb. 10. 20. By a new and living Way which he hath confecrated for us, through the Vail, that is to fay, his Flefh.
If any Man love the World, the Love of the Father is not in him. Wifd. 2. 12. Let us lie in wait for the Righteous; because he is not for our turn, and he is clean contrary to our doings: he upbraideth us with our offending the Law, and objecteth to our Infamy the Tranfgreffings of our 10Education.
ft Eph. 1. 18. The Eyes of your Understanding being enlightned; that ye may know what is the Hope of his Calling,and what the Riches of the Glory of his Inheritance in the Saints. † Eph.4. 22, 23, 24. That ye put off concerning the former Converfation, the old Man, which is corrupt, acaording to the deceitful Lufts: and be renewed in the Spirit of your Mind; and that ye put on the new Man, which after God is created in Righteoufnefs and true Holiness.
fometime alienated, and Enemies in your Mind by wicked Works, yet now hath he reconciled, in the Body of his Flesh through 30 Death, to prefent you holy, and unblameable, and unreproveable in his Sight. Col. 3. 10. And have put on the new Man, which is renewed in knowledge, after the Image of him.
2. e Exod. 23. 2. Thou shalt not follow a Multitude to do e-35 that created him. vil. Pet. 1. 14. As obedient Children, not fashioning your felves according to the former Lufts, in your Ignorance. Joh. 2. 15. Love not the World, neither 40 the things which are in the World.
Eph. 5. 10, 17. See on I
3. ti Cor. 3. 12. Rom. 1. S.
unto me, to every man that is among you, i not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think foberly [Gr. to fobriety] according as God hath * dealt to every man the measure of faith. 4. For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the fame office. 5. So we being many are one body in Chrift, and every one members one of another.
† Prov. 25. 27. -For Men to Search their own Glory, is not Glory. t Eccl. 7. 16. Neither make thy felf over-wife- Prov. 3. 7. Be not wife in thine own Eyes- Prov. 16. 16. The Sluggard is wifer in his own Conceit than feven Men that can render a Reafon. Ifa. 5. 21. Wo unto them that are wife in their own Eyes, and prudent in 10 their own Sight. Rom. 11. 20, 25. Be not high-minded, but fear. Left ye fhould be wife in your own Conceits. Rom. 12. 16. Be not wife in your own Conceits. Mat. 25. 15. Unto one he gave fve Talents, to another two, to another one, to every Man according to his feveral Ability. Cor. 12. † 7, 11. The Manifeftation of the Spirit, is given to every Man to profit withal. All thefe worketh that one and the felf-fame Spirit, dividing to every Man ieverally as he will. Eph. 4. 7. Unto every one of us is given Grace according to the Measure of the Gift of Chrift.
very Part, maketh the Increase of the Body, unto the edifying of it felf in Love.
5. 1 Cor. 6. 15. Know ye not that your Bodies are the Members of Chrift.- † Cor, 10. 17. We being many, are one Bread, and one Body.- I Cor. 11. 3. -The Head of every Man is Chrift. 1 Cor. 12. 20, 27. But now are they many Members, yet but one Body. Now ye are the Body of Chrift, and Members in particular. Eph. 1. 22, 23. And gave him, to be the Head over all things to the Church, which is his Body. Eph.2. 16, 21. That he might reconcile both unto God in one Body by the Crofs. In whom all the Building fitly framed together, groweth unto an holy Temple in the Lord. Eph. 4. 12, 15, 16, 25. For the Edifying of the Body of Chrift. But fpeaking the Truth in Love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the Head, even Christ: from whom, &c. as under Ver. 4. Wherefore putting away Lying, fpeak every Man Truth with his Neighbour: for we are Members one of another. Eph. 5. 23, 30. Chrift is the Head of the Church. We are Members of his Body, of his Flesh, and of his Bones. Col. 1. 18, 24. He is the Head of the Body the Church. Who now rejoice in my Sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the Afflictions of Chrift in my Flesh, for his Bodies fake, which is the Church.
4. 1 Cor. 12. 12, 13. As the Body is one, and hath many Members, and all the Members of that one Body, being many, are one Body; fo alfo is Chrift. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one Body† Eph.4. 4, 16. There is one Body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your Calling. From whom [Chrift] the whole Body fitly joined together and com pacted by that which every joint fupplieth, according to the effectual Working in the Measure of e