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many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. 18. Behold lirael after the flesh: are not they which 6 eat of the facrifices partakers of the altar ? 19. What say I then ? that the h idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? 20. But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they facrifice i to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. 21. * Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be

1 partakers of the Lords table, and of the table of devils. 22. Do we

m provoke the Lord to jealousie? are we stronger than he ? 23. ° All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edifie not, 24. P Let no man seek his own: but every man anothers wealth. A 4

foever 18. % + Lev. 7. 15. The Flesh rock in whom they trused, of his Sacrifice of his Peace-offer

which did eat the Fat of their Saings for Thanksgiving shall be ea

crifices, and drank the Wine of ten the same Day that it is offer- their Drink-offerings ? let them

5 rise up and help you, and be your 19. ti Cor, 8. 4.


22. m | Deut: 32. 21. They 20, it Lev. 19. 7. They shall have moved me to jealoufie with that no more offer their Sacrifices_unto which is not God, they have proDevils.

* Deut. 32. 17. They lo voked me to Anger with their Vani. Sacrificed unto Devils, and not to ties: God; to gods whom they knew 2 Chron. 20. 6. In thine

2 Chron. 11. 15. He or. Hand is there not Power and Might, dained him Prieits for the High

so that none is able to withftand places, and for the Devils, and for 15 thee? Job 9. 19. If I speak of the Calves which he had made: Strength, lo, he is Strong - Job * Pfal. 106. 37. Yea, they facri

37. 23. Touching the Almighty, faced their Sons and their Daugh

we cannot find him out: he is exa ters unto Devils. + Rev. 9. 20, 21.. cellent in Power, and in Judgment, The rest of the Men which were 20 and in plenty of Justice.-- Ita. 1. not killed by these Plagues, yet

24. Therefore faith the Lord, the repented not of the Works of Lord of Hosts, the mighty One of their Hands, that they should not

Ifrael, Ah, I will ease me of mine worship Devils, and Idols of Gold. Adversaries, and avenge me of Neither repented they of their aş mine Enemies. + Ezek. 22. 14. 25

. Murders, nor of their Sorceries, nor Can thine Heart endure, or can of their fornication, nor of their

thine Hands be ftrong in the Days

that I shall deal with thee? I the 121. + 2 Cor. 6. 15, 16. What Lord have fpoken it, and will Concord hath Christ wich. Belial ? do it. -And what Agreement hath the 3°


o See on i Cos. 6. 12, Temple of God with Idols ?


p.f Rom 15. 1, 2. to Deut. 32. 37, 38. He shall Cor. 13. 5. t Phil. 264 Say, Where are their gods, their Rom. 14. 1.

Acts 14., 15;


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foever is a sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no que ftion for conscience fake. 26. For the F earth is the Lords, and the fulness thereof. 27. If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye bę disposed to go; whatfoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake. 28. But if any man fay unto you, This is offered in facrifice unto idols, eat not, u for his fake that shewed it, and for conscience fake. For the earth is the Lords, and the fulnels thereof. 29. Conscience I say, not thine own, but of the others: for 6 why is my liberty judged of another mans conscience? 30. For, if I by * grace [Or, thanksgiving] be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for thať < for which I give thanks ? 31. Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.



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25. A:: Baruch 6. 28. As for 2 See on Ver. 26. the things that are sacrificed unto 29. † Rom. 14. 16. Let not them, their Priests fell and then your Good be evil spoken of. bufe.

30. i Tim. 4. 3, 4. Forbid:26. " Exod. 9. 29. Mofes faid, 5 ding to marry, and commanding - will spread abroad my Hands to abstain from Meats, which God unto the Lord, and the Thunder hath created to be received with thall cease, -that thou mayft know Thanksgiving, of them that believe how the Earth is the Lord's. | Ex. and know the Truth. For every 2.9. §. If ye will obey my Voice in. 10 Creature of God is good, and no deed, and keep my Covenant, then thing to be refused, if it be receive ye shall be a peculiar People unto ed with Thankfgiving. me above all People : for all the 31. Mat. 5. 16. Let your Earth is mine. Deut. 10. 14. Be. Light fo fine before Men, that hold, the Heaven, and the heaven 15 they may see your good Works, of Heavens is the Lords thy God, and glorifie your Father which is in the Earth also, with all that therea. Heaven. Joh. 15. 8. Herein is my in is. Pfal. 24. 1. The Earık is Father glorified, that ye bear much the Lord's, and the Fulness there. Fruit, lo shall ye be my Disciples. of. † Pfal. 50. I 2.. The whole 20 Rom. 14. 8. Whether we live, we U'crld is mine, and the Fulner's live unto the Lord; and whether we thereof.

die, we die unto the Lord, whether 27.5 + Luk. 10. 7. In the same v!e live therefore or die, we are House remain, cating and drinking

the Lords. Eph. 1. 12, 14.

That such things as they give. 25 we thould be to the Praise of his

28. ut i Cor. 8. 10, 12. If any Glory, who first trufted in Chrift.Man see thee which haft know- Unto the Praise of bis Glory: Phil

. ledge fit .at Meat in the Idols 1. II. Being filled with the Fruits 'Temple, shall not the Conscience of of Righteousness, which are by Je him which is weak be emboldened 30 lus Christ, unto the Glory and to eat those things which are of Praise of God.' + Col: 3.17. What fered to Idols! When ye sin soa. foever ye do in Word or Deed, do gainst the Brethren, and wound all in the Name of the Lord Jesus, their weak Cofrience, ye tina

giving Thanks to God and the fa. sainit Christ.



Year of our Lord 59. 709 32. Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the * Gentiles EOr, Greeks], nor to the Church of God: 33. Even as I f please all men in (1) all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be faved.


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ye a followers of me, even' as 'I also am of Christ.

2. Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things, and keep the c* ordinances [Or, traditions], as I delivered them to you. 3. But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Chrift; and the e head of the

is the

and the

head ther by him. Ther.

tage, but being ensamples to the Every thing give thanks.

1 Pet. 4.

Flock. 11. That God in all things may.


4. 17. For this be glorified through Jesus Chrift.- Cause have I sent unto you Timo32. 2 Cor.6.3. See on Rom.14.13. stheus, who is my beloved Son, and 33. f t Rom. 15. 2. + Cor. 'faithful in the Lord, who shall 9.19, 22. See on Rom. 14.1, 19. bring you into remembrance of my C H A P. XI.

Ways which be in Chrift, as I teach 1. ' † 1 Cor. 4. 16. -Be ye fol. every where in every Church. lowers of me. † Eph. 5.1. Be ye there. 10 : 1 Cor. 7. 17. As God hach fore followers of God as dear Children,

distributed to every Man, as the Phil.3.17. Brethren,be followerstoge Lord hath called every one, so let therof me, and mark them which walk him walk : and so ordain I in all fo,asye have us for an Example.Phil. Churches. 49. Those things which ye have 15 3. Rom. 14., 9, 11; To this both learned and received, and

end Christ both died, and rose, and beard and seen in me, do: and the revived, that he might be Lord both God of Peace shall be with


of the Dead and Living. It is write 2:Thef. 1.6 And ye became fol- ten, As I live, faith the Lord, evcry

lowers of us, and of the Lord, hav- 20 knee Mall bow to me, and every ing received the Word in much Tongue shall confess to God. Afri&ion, with joy of the holy Eph. 1. 10. That he might gather Ghoft. † 2 Thes 3. 9. Not be- together in one, all things in cause we have not Power, but to Christ make our felves an enfample unto you 25 e Gen. 3. 16. -Thy desire

1 Pet. 5.3. Neither shall be to thy Husband, and he - as being Lords over God's heri.

shall (!) The Things the Apostle speaks of as pleasing Men in, were doubtless such as were lawful ; chat is, things not forbidden by any Law, and consequently indifferent. For if the Apostle had complied with the n in any other, if he had suited his Dostrine to their corrupt Humours, and allowed and indulged them in their sini, 'this would

ot, have been for their profit, nor would he thereby have promoted their Salvation, but the contrary. Had he pleased' Men in this Sense, be rould not have been the Servant of Christ, Gal. 1.10.

to follow us.

f head of Christ, is God. 4. Every man praying or prophelying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. 5. But every woman that prayeth, or (1) propheféth with her head uncoverd, dishonoureth her head: for


1 Cor. 14.34.

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cown Husbands, that the Word of Let your Women keep Silence in God be not blafphemed. Pet. 3.

1 . the Churches: for it is not per- 1,6. Likewise ye Wives, be in subinitted to them to speak; but theyjection to your own Husbands, that are commanded to be under Obedience, s'if any obey not the Word, they as also saith the Law. + Eph. 5. also may without the Word be 22, 23, 24. Wives, Submit your

won by the Conversation of the felves unto your own Husbands, as Wives. Even as Sarah obeyed A. unto che Lord. For the Husband is braham, calling him Lord: whose the Head of the Wife, even as Christ so Daughters ye are as long as ye do is the Head of the Church : and he well, and are not afraid with any is the Saviour of the Body. There- Amazement. fore as the Church is subject to f † Joh. 14. 28. -If ye loved Christ, so let the Wives be to their

me ye would rejoice, because I own Husbands in every thing. 15 said, 'I go unto the Father : for my Col. 3. 18. Wives, submit your Father is greater than l. fi Cor. felves unto your own Husbands, as it

3. 23. Ye are Christs ; and Christ is fit in the Lord. 1 Tim. 2. 11,

is Gods. ti Cor. 15. 27, 28. He 12, 13. Let the woman learn in Si

hath put all things under his Feet: lence with all subje&tion. But I suf- 20 But when all things are put under fer not a Woman to teach, nor to him, it is manifest that he is ex. vfurp Authority over the Man : For cepted which did put all things an Adam was firft formed, then Eve. der him. And when all things Tit. 2. 4,5. Thac they teach the Ihall be fubdued unto him, then young Women to be fóber, to love 25 shall the Son also himself be subjex their Husbands, to love their Chil- unto him that put all things under dren, to be discreet, chaste, keep him, that God may be all in all. ers at home, good, obedient to their

(1) The Word Prophecy is used to signifie several things. As First, The foretelling of things to come, a Gift bestowed on Women as well as Men in the Apostles Times. See on Acts 11.27, 28. Secondly, The Gift of Preaching, and an Ability to expound, and apply both the Prophecies in the Old Testament, and the Revelations made to infpired Persons in the primitive Times, which was frequently done by Inspiraticn. Rom.12 6. 1 Cor. 14. I. And this may probably be the reason, why the ordinary Preaching, and Teaching, and Expounding che Word of God, is called Prophefying, particularly, 1 Thes. 5. 20. Depife not Prophecyings ; that is highly elteem and value the Preaching of the Word of God. 'But this does not feem to be the Sense here ; because the Apostle, 1 Cor. 14. 34. and 1 Tim. 2. 11, 12. exprefly disallows the Teaching of Women publickly in the Church. Thirdly, Prophecying sometimes signifies Praising God by in

; fpired Hymns and Psalms, which I take to be the Meaning of that Word in this place. Fourthiy, 'It is put for praying to God by inspired Prayers

, which was a miraculous Gift bestowed on some in the Apostles Times Of such Prayer, I conceive these words are to be understood. The Spirit


Or II.

your felves :

her Head.

(* that is even all one as if she were & shaven, 6. For if the

woman be not covered, let her also be fhorn: but if it be a lhame for a woman to be fhorn or shaven, let her be covered.


For a man indeed ought not to cover bis head, for as much as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. 8. For the k man is not of the woman : but the woman of the man.


I Neither was the inan created for the woman: but the woman for the man. 10. For this cause ought the woman m to have (1) Power on her head, because of the (2) angels. Nevertheless, neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man in the Lord. 12. För as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman: but all things of God. 13. Judge in

is 5.3: Deut. 21.12. Then thou made he a Woman, and brought her fhalt bring her (the Captive) home unto the Man. to thine House, and she shall shave 9.

1 + Gen. 2. 18, 21, 23.- I

will make him an help meet for him. 6,5 + Numb. 5.18. The Priest s And the Lord God caused a deep shall set the Woman before the Sleep to fall upon Adam, and he Lord, and uncover the womans slept : and he took one of his Ribs, Head, and put the Offering of Me- and closed up the Flesh instead morial in her Hands, which is the thereof. And Adam said, This is Jealousie Offering

Deut. 22. 10 now Bone of my Bones, and Flesh 5. The Woman shall not wear of


Flesh : The shall be called that which pertaineth unto a Man, Woman, because she was taken out rieither shall a Man put on a Wo of Man. mans Garment: for all that do so 10.1 Gen. 24. 65. -What are abomination to the Lord.


Man is this that walketh in the 7.17 Gen. 1. 26, 27. God said, Field to meet us? And the Ser. Let us make Man in our Image, af- vant had faid, it is my Master : ter our Likeness.- So God created therefore she took a Vail and covered Man in his own Image, in the

her self. Image of God created he him.

" t Eccl. 5. 6. -Neither fay 8. k t Gen.2. 22. The Rió which thou before the Angel, it was an the Lord God had taken from Man, Error. or the Gift of the Spirit, helpeth our Infirmities

. The Spirit, or spiritual or inspired Perfon, maketh interceffion will groaning that cannot be uttered. See the reverend and judicious Mr. Joseph Mede's Discourse on 1 Cor. II. s. Allo Dr. Hicks's Discourse on 1 Cor. 12, 4.

(1) Thas is, á Covering, in Sign that she is under the Power of her Husband.

(2) Some think that by Angels here, are meant the Bishops and Paftors of the Church, because they are so styled, Rev. 1. 20. and Rev. 2.1, 8. But I rather incline to think, that by Angels are meant those excellent Beo ings, which are properly so caled Of this Opinion is the learned and pious Mr. Joseph Mede. See his Discourse on Ecclef, s. 1. Concerning the Reverence of God's House.


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