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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 P lave some of them. 15. For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the World; what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? 16. For if the first-fruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. 17. And if some of the a branches be broken off, and thou being a "wild olive-tree, wert graffed in * amongst [Or, for] them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive-tree; 18. u Boast not against the branches: but if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

19. Thou wilt say 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 (pared not the natural Branches

, take heed left he also spare not thee.

22. Behold therefore the goodness, and severity of God: on them which feil, severity ; but towards thee, goodness, • if thou con

tinue p Mat. 18. 15. If he shall with the noise of a great Tumult he hear thee, chou hast gained thy Bro- hath kindled Fire upon it, and the tkér. ti Cor.7.16. For what know. Branches of it are broken. eft thou, O Wife, whether thou

Eph. 2. 12. At that time ye fhalt Save thy Husband? Or how s were without Chrift, being Aliens knoweft thou, O Man, whether from the Commonwealth of Israel, thou shalt fave thy Wife? +1 Cor. and Strangers from the Covenants 9.19, 22.

self a Ser- of Promise, having me hope, and vant unto all, that I might gain the without God in the World. more. I am made all things to so s Eph. 3. 6. That the Gentiles all Men, that I might by all means should be Fellow-beirs, and of the Save some ti Tim. 4. 16. Take Same Body, and partakers of his Proheed unto thy felf, and unto thy mise in Chrift, by the Gospel. Doctrine; continue in them: for 18.uti Cor. iz 12. The Words in doing this, thou shalt both save is under Ver. 20.

IS thy self and then that hear thee. 20. + Prov. 28. 14. Happy is +Jam. 5. 20. He thar converteth a the Man that feareth alway: but he Sioner from the Error of his Way, that hardnech his Heart thall fall Mall lave a Soul from Death inco Mischief. * Ifa. 66. 2. -TO

Pet. 3. 1. Likewise ye Wives, 2'o this Man will I look, even to him te in fubjection to your own that is poor, and of a contrite Spi

: Husbands, that if any obey not the rit, and trembleth at my Word. Word, they also may without the ti Cor. 10. 12. Let him that think Word be won by the Conversation of cth he standech, take heed left be ibe Hives. Jude ver. 23. Others 25 fall. † Phil. 2. 12.

Work out Janie wch fear, pulling them out your own Salvation with fear and of the Fire

trembling 4 Jer. 11. 16. The Lord 22.071 Cor. 15. 2. By which Filled thy Name, A green Olive. also ye are saved, if ye keep in me

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tinue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be · cut off 23. And they also, if they bide not still in unbelief, shal} be graffed in: for God is able to d 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 shall these which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive-tree? 25. For I would not brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery (left ye should be wile in your own conceits) that * blindness (òr, hardness] in part is happened to Israel, til the fulnefs of the Gentiles be come in. 26. And so all Israel shall be saved : as it is written, * There shall come out of Sion the deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob. 27. For this is my Covenant unto them, when I shall take away their fins. 28. As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your fake: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the : fathers fake. 29. .

For mory what I preached unto you, Pfal. 14.7. O that the Salvation of unless ye have believed in vain. Israel were come out of Zion.

Heb. 3. 6, 14. - Whose House #Isa. 27. 9. By this therefore shall are we, if we hold faf the Confi- the iniquity of Jacob be purged, dence, and the rejoicing of the


and this is all the Fruit to take aHope' firm unto the End, For we way his Sin.- † Jer. 35.31, 06. are made Parcakers of Chrift, if we Behold, the Days come, faith the hold the beginning of our Confi- Lord, that I will make a new Cove, dence stedfait unto the End.

nant with the House of Israel, and + Joh. 15. 2. Every Branch in 10 with the House of Judab,&c. Heb, me that beareth noc Fruit, he ta- 8. 8. For finding Fault with this, away ;

Branch that

he faith, Behold, the Days come beareth Fruit, he purgeth it, that (faith the Lord) when, &c. as in it may bring forth more Fruit. Jeremiah. t Heb. 10. 16. This is 23. d t 2 Cor. 3. 16. Neverthe, 15 the Covenant that I will make with

d Jess, when it shall turn to the Lord, them, after those Days, saith the the Vail shall be taken away.

Lord, I will put my Laws into 25. t Luk. 21. 24. -Jerusa- their Hearts, and in their Minds lem shall be trodden down of the will I wricethem. Gentiles, until the Times of the 20 23. 3 Gen. 17. 7. I will esta. Gentiles be fulfilled. .: Rev. 7.9.

blish my Covenant between me, After this, I beheld, and lo, a great and thee, and thy Seed after thee in Multitude, which no Man could their Generations, for an everlastNumber, of all Nations, and Kin- ing Covenant ; to be a God unto dreds , and people, and Tongues

, 25 thee, and thy Seed after thee. food before the Throne, and be Lev. 26.44. When they be in the fore the Lamb.

Land of their Enemies, I will not f * Ifa.59. 20. The Redeemas cast them away, neither will I ab. fr Iball come to Zion, and unto hor them, to destroy them utterly, them that turn from Tranfgrefsion 30 and to break my Covenant with in Jacob, faith the Lord." | Scę shein : for I am the Lord their God.




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For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance, 30. For as ye in times past have not * believed [Or, obeyed] God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: 31. Even so have these also now not * believed [Or, obeyed], that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. 32. For i God hath * concluded them all (Or, shut them all up together] in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all. 33. o the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and know, ledge of God! how * unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past 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 shall be recompen

m Ted unto him again? 36. For n of him, ani through him, and to him, are all things: to * whom [Gr, him] bo glory for ever. Amen.


Rom. 3: 3,

h 29. † Numb. 23.19. See on restrain Wisdom to thy self? .

Isa. 40. 13. Who hath directed 32. Gal. 3. 22. See on Rom. the Spirit of the Lord, or being 3: ?3.

his Counsellor, hath taught him? 33. ^ Job s. 9. Which doth st Jer. 23. 18. Who hath food in great things and unfiarchable; mar- the Counsel of the Lord, and hath yellous things without Number. perceived and heard his Word ? Job 9. 10. Which doth great Who hath marked his Word and things paft fuding out, yea, and heard it ? Wifd. 9. 13. What Wonders without Number. † Jobio Man is he that can knom the Coun. 11.7. Canft thou by searching find fel of God? or who can think out God? Canft thou find out the what the Will of the Lord is ? Almighty unto Perfe&tion ? † Pfal. Ecclefiafticus 42. 21. -Unto him 36.6.1 hy Righteousness is like the may nothing be added, neither great Mountains ; thy Judgments is can he be diminished, and he hath are a great deep.- Pial. 92. 5. O no need of any Counsellor. 1 Cor, Lord, how great are thy Works! 2. 16. Who hath known thé Mind of and thy Thorights are very deep.

the Lord, that he may inftruet 2 Esdr. 5.4-. Like as thou canit him. But we have the Mind of do none of these things that thou 20 Christ. haft spoken of; even fo canst chou 35. mt Job ?s. 7. If thou be not find out my Judgment, or in the righteous, what gives thou him ? end the love that I have promised or what receiveth he of thine hand ? unto my People. Ecclefiafticus | Job 41. 11. Who hath prevented 18.4. To whom hath, he given 25 me, that I should repay him ? whate Power to drelore his Works ? and foever is under the whole Heaven who shall find out his noble A&ts ? is mine.

34. 'Job 15 8. Haft thou heard 36. n t 1 Cor. 8. 6. Col. . thc Secret of God? and post thuy 16. See on Joh. 1.3.


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CH A P. XII. • Befeech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of

, o that ye present your bodies a a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2. And be note 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 say, through the grace given

unto jat 2 Cor. 10. Now I If any Man love the World, the Paul my self beseech you by the Love of the Father is not in Meeknet's and Gentleness of him. Wird. 2. 12. Let us lie in Chrift.

wait for the Righteous; because 01 Pet. 2. 5. Ye alfo as live. she is not for our turn, and he is ly Stones, are built up a spiritual clean contrary to our doings: he House, an hcly Priesthood, to offer upbraideth us with our offending up Spiritual Sacrifices, acceptable to the Law, and objecteth co our Ina God by Jesus Chrift.

famy the Tranfgrefsings of our c Pfal. 5o. 13, 14. Will I eat 10 Education. the Flesh of Bulls, or drink the t Eph. 1. 18. The Eyes Blood of Goats ? Offer unto God of your Underftanding being enThanksgiving, and pay thy Vows lightned; that ye may know what unto the most High. t Rom. 6. is the Hope of his Calling, and what 13, 16. Neither yield ye your Mem-15 the Riches of the Glory of his Inbers as Instruments of Unrighteoul- heritance in the Saints. Eph.4. nefs unro Sin: but yield your

22, 23, 24. Tha ye put off confelves unto God, as those that are s- cerning the former Conversation, live from the Dead; and your the old Man, which is corrupt, acMembers as Instruments of Righte: 20 aording to the deceitful Lufts: ousness unto God. Know ye not and be renewed in the Spirit of your that to whom ye yield your felves Mind; and that ye put on the new Servants to obey, his Servants ye are Man, which after God is created in to whom ye obey; whether of Sin Righteousness and true Holiness. unto Death, or of Obedience unto 25 t Col. 1. 21, 22. You that were Righteousness? Cor. 6. 20. Ye sometime alienated, and Enemies are bought with a Price : there in your Mind by wicked Works, fore glorifie God in your Body, and yet now hath he reconciled, in your spirit, which are Gods!

the Body of his Flesh through :: Heb. 10. 20. By a new and 30 Death, co present you holy, and un. living Way which he hath confe

blameable, and unreproveable in his crated for us, through the Vail, Sight. † Col. 3.10. And have pug that is to say, his Flesh.

on the new Man, which is renewed 2. e Exod. 23., 2. Thou shalt in knowledge, after the image of him not follow a Multitude to do e-35 that created him. vil.- ii Pet. 1, 14. As obedi. 8 Eph 5.10, 17. See on i ent Children, nor fashioning your Ther, selves according to the former 3.5't i Cor. 3. 13. Lufts, in your Ignorance. † 1 Joh. Rom. 1.5. 2:15. Love not the World, neither 40 the things which are in the World.

4. 3.

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unto me, to every man that is among you,

110t to think of himself. more highly than he ought to think; but to think * soberly [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 'm wę being many are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.


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it Prov. 25. 27.--For Men to very Part, maketh the Increase of Search their own Glory, is not Glory. the Body, unto the edifying of it † Eccl. 7.16. -Neither make thy self in Love. self over-wise. Prov. 3. 7. Be 5.

11 i Cor. 6. 15. Know ye not not wisein thine own Eyes Prov. S that your Bodies are the Members of 16. 16. The Sluggard is wiser in Christ. t Cor, 10. 17. We his own Conceit than seven Men that being many, are one Bread, and one can render a Reason. Isa. 5. 21. Body. i Cor. 11.3. -The Head Wo unto them that are wise in of every Man is Chrift. I Cor. their own Eyes, and prudent in 10 12. 20, 37. But now are they ma. their own Sight. Rom. 11. 20, ny Members, yet but one Body. 25. Be not high-minded, buc Now ye are the Body of Christ, far. Left ye should be wife in and Members in particular. Eph. your opon Conceits. Rom. 12. 16. 1. 22, 23. (And gave him, to be - Be nor wise in your own Conceits.is

the Head over all things to the * Mat. 25. 15. Unto one he gave Church, which is his Body.-- Eph.2, five Talents, to another two, to ano- 16, 21. That he might reconcile, ber one, to every Man according to both unto God in one Body by the his several Ability. - t Cor. 12.


Cross.- In whom all the Building 7, 11. The Manifestation of the zo fitly framed together, groweth unSpirit, is given to every Man to to an holy Temple in the Lord. profit withal. All these worketh Eph. 4. 12, 15, 16, 25. For the that one and the fell-fame Spirit, Edifying of the Body of Chrift. But dividing to every Man ieverally as speaking the Truth in Love, may he will.

† Eph. 4. 7. Unio every 25 grow up into him in all things, one of us is given Grace according which is the Head, even Christ : to the Measure of the Gift of Christ. from whom, br. as under Ver. 4.

f 1 Cor. 12. 12,13. Asthe Wherefore putting away Lying, Body is one, and hath many Mense {peak every Man Truth' with his bors, and all the Members of that one


Neighbour: for we are Members Body, being many, are one Body; so

one of another. Eph. S. 23, 30. alio is Chrift. For by one Spirit -Christ is the Head of the Church. are we all baptized into one Body. We are Members of his Body, of † Eph. 4. 4, 16. There is one Body, his Flesh, and of his Bones. Col. and one Spirit, even as ye are cal.

1.18, 24. He is the Head of the

35 led in one hope of your Calling. "Body the Church Who now reFrom whom Chrift) the whole Bo- joice in my Sufferings for you, dy fitly joined together and com: and fill up that which is behind of pacted by that which every joint the Alli&tions of Christ in my fupplieth, according to the effe&tu- 40 Flesh, for his Bodies sakė, which is al Working in the Measure of e. the Church.



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