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hath given unto us the & earnest of the Spirit. 6. Therefore we are always confident, knowing that whilst we are at home in the body, we are habsent from the Lord: 7: (For we walk by faith, not by fight.) 8. We are confident, I say, and willing, rather to be k absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
9. Wherefore we * labour [Or, endeavour], that whether present or absent we may be accepted of him.
10. For we must all appear before the 'judgment-feat of Christ, that every one may n receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. 11. Knowing therefore the n terror of the Lord, we perswade men; but o we are made manifeft unto God, and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences. 12. For we P commend not our selves again unto you, but give you occafion to glory on our behalf, that you may
it , Cor. 1. 12. Eph. 1. 14. in † Gal. 6. 7. Be not deceived ; 1 Eph. 4: 30. See on Rom. 8. 16. God is not mocked: for whatso6. 6 Gen. 23. 4. I am a Strang- ever a Man Soweth, that shall be al
and a sojourner with you, give me so reap. t Rom. 2. 6. + Eph. 6. Possession of a burying Place.- 58. f Col. 3. 25. † Rev. 22. 12. Gen. 47. 9. Jacob faid unto Pha- See on Mat. 16. 27. taoh, the Days of the Years of my
n Deut. Pilgrimage are an hundred and Lord your God, is God of gods, thirty Years. i Chron. 29. 15;
and Lord of lords, a great God, a We are Stranger's before thee, and 10 mighty and a terrible, which regarda Sojourners, as were all our Fathers.- eth not Persons, nor taketh Re. Pfal. 39. 12.
I am a Stranger ward. † Job 31.23. Destruction with thee, and a Sojourner, as all from God was a Terror to me, and my Fathers were. Pfal. 119. 19. I by reason of his Highness I could am a Stranger in the Earth, hide 15.not endure. Pfal. 76. 7. Thou, not thy Commandments from me. even thou art to be feared, and who
Heb. 11. 13. Thefe all died in the may stand in thy Sight when once - Faith, not having received the thou art angry? Luk. 12.5.-Fear
Promises, and confessed that him, which afrer he hach killed, they were Strangers and Pilgrims 20 hath Pow to cast into Hell, yea, I on Earth 1 Pet. 1. 17. --Pass the say unto you, Fear him. Heb. 10. time of your sojourning here in 31. It is a fearful thing to fall into fear. i Pet. 2. 11. Dearly be- the Hands of the living God. Heb. loved, I beseech you as Strangers 12. 29. Our God is a consuming" and Pilgrims, abstain from fleihly 25 Fire. Jude Ver. 23. Others Save Lufts.
with fear, pulling them out of the 7. i † Rom. 8. 23, 24. fi
Fire. Cor. 13. 12. + Heb. 11. i. See
o See on 2 Cor. 4. 2. on Joh. 20. 29.
12, P See on 2 Cor. 3. 1. 8. k + Phil. 1. 23.
at Cor.1.14. Joh. 12. 26.
rejuicing, even as ye also are ours, 10. + Rom, 14. 10. See on in the Day of the Lord Jesusé
See on zo
- We are your
have somewhat to answer them which glory * in appearance (Gr. or, in the face], and not in heart. 13. For whether we be " besides our selves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause. 14. For the love of Christ constraineth us, because we thus judge, that s if one died for all, then were all dead: 15. And that he died for all, u that they which live, should not henceforth live unto themselves
, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. 16. Wherefore henceforth · know we no man after the flesh:
a ' yea, though we have known Christ after the fielh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. 17. Therefore if any inan be in Christ, * he is [Or, let him be] a d new creature: e old things are past away, behold, all things are become
13. ? † Cor. 11. 1, 16, 14. 19. Rom. 8. 9. Ye are not Would to God you could bear in the Flesh, but in the Spirit, if fo with me a little in my Folly. be that the Spirit of God dwell in Let no Man think me a Fool ;. if you., Now if any Man have not otherwise, yet as a Fool receive me, s the Spirit of Christ, he is none of that I may boalt my self a little. his. + Gal. 6. 35: In Christ Jesus That which I speak, I speak it not neither Circumcision availeth any after the Lord, but as it were foolish thing, nor Uncircumcision, but i ly in this confidence of boasting: 1 2 new Creature. Cor. 12. 6, 11. Though I would 10 d Rom: 6.
We are buried defire to glory, I shall not be a with him by Baptism into death : Fool; for I will say the Truth; that like as Christ was raised up but now I forbear, least any Man from the Dead by the Glory of the should think of me above that Father,even so we also should walk in which he feeth me to be, or that is newness of Life. 2 Cor. 4. 16.
IS he heareth of me. I am become a -Though our outward Man per Fool in glorying, ye have compel. rish, yet the inward Man is renewed led me.
Day by Day. Gal. 5. 6. In 1:4 sif Rom. §. 15. - If thro' Christ Jesus, neither Circumcision the Offence of one, many
availeth any thing, nor Uncircummuch more the Grace of God, and cision, but Faith which worketh by the Gift by Grace, which is by one Love. : Gal. 6. 15. The Words Man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded above. unto many
¢ * Isa. 43. 18, 19. Remember 15. † Gal. 2. 20. f. Thef. s.
ye not the former things, neither 10.' + i Pet. 4. 2. See on Rom. consider the things of old. Behold, 6. 11, 12.
I will do a new thing, now it shall 16 * † Joh. 15. 14. Gal. s. spring forth, shall ye not know it! 6. See on Mat. 12. 50.
-Ifa. 65. 17. Behold, I create bJoh. 6.63. It is' the Spirit zo new Heavens, and a new Earth that quickneth, the Flesh profiteth and the former shall not be rememnothing - : Joh. 20.17. - Go to ::
bred, nor come into Mind. : Eph. my Brethren, and say unto them, I Having abolished in his Flel afcend unto my Father and your Fa. the Enmity, even the Law of Comba ther, and to my God, and your 35 mandments, contained in Ordinar God.
new. 18. And all things are of God, who hath î reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the miniftry of reconciliation; 19. To wit, that 8 God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them ; and hath * committed unto us [Gr. put in us] the word of reconciliation. 20. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did i beseech you by us : we pray you in Chrifts stead, be ye reconciled to God. 21. For he hath made him to be k fin for us, who knew no fin; that we might be made the m Righteousness of God in him.
ces, for to make in himself of lence, neither was any Deceit in his twain, one new Man, so making Mouth.- He was numbred with Peace. * Rev. 21. 5. -Behold, I the Tranfgreffors, and he bare the make all things new.
Sin of many, and made Interceflion 18. .: Eph. 2. 16. Col. 1. 20: 5 for the Transgresors. Rom. ş: 19.
f + 1 Joh. 2: 2. 1 Joh 4. 10. See on As by one Man's Disobedience S. 1o.
many were made Sinners: fo by 19:, Rom. 3. 24, 25. Being the Obedience of one, shall many be justified freely by his Grace, thro' made Righteous. Rom. 8. 3. What the Redemption that is in Jesus Chrift: 1o the Law could not do, in that it whom God hath set forth to be a was weak through the Flesh, God Propitiation, through Faith in his sending his own Son, in the Like. Blood, to declare this Righteouf" nefs of finful Flesh; and for Sin ness for the Remision of Sins that (or, by a Sacrifice for Sin] condemn. are past, through the Forbearance is ed Sin in the Flesh. † Gal. 3.13. of God.
Christ hach redeemed us from the h 20. " + Job 33:23. If there be a Curse of the Law, being made a Messenger with him, an interpreter, Curse for us. - Heb. 9. 28. Chrift one among a chousand, to fhew un- was once offered to bear the Sing to Man his uprightness. † Mal: 2. 20 of many. 7. The Priests Lips should keep 1 Joh. 8. 46. Which of you Knowledge, and
they should seek convirceth me of Sin? - Heb.g. the Law at his Mouth: for he is 26. Such an high Priest became the Megenger of the Lord of Hofts. us, who is holy, harmless
, and unde2 Cor. 3. 6. Who hath also made 25 filed, feparate from Sinners. us able Ministers of the New-Testa- 'F 1 Pet. 2. 22, 24. Who did no Sin,
Eph. 6. 20. For which neither was guile found in his I am an Ambassador in Bonds. - Mouth: Who his own self bare out 2 Cor. 6. 1. See on i Cor. Sins in his own Body on the Træe.
30. t 1 Joh. 3. 5. Ye know that he 2:. * f Ifa. 53. 6, 9, 12. — The was inanifested to take away our Lord hath laid on him the Iniquity
Sins, and in him is no Sin. of us all. He had done no vien ní See on Rom, f. 17.
C HA P. VI. W
E then as a workers together with him, beseech you
also, that ye receive not the grace of God in vain: 2. (For he faith, "I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I fuccoured thee: behold, nów is the accepted time ; behold, now is the day of salvation.) 3: Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamedi 4. But in all things
But in all things f*approving [Gr.commending] ] our felves 8-as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afAli&tions, in necessities, in distresses, 5. In " stripes, in . imprisonments, * in tumults [Or, tossings to and fro], in labours
, in watchings, in fastings, 6. By pureness, by knowledge, by long-suffering, by kindness, by the holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, 7. By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the 'armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, 8. By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as “ deceivers, and yet true;. 9. As un*
a See on 1 Cor. 3.9.
for you a faithful Mixiffer of Chrif. bo: 2 Cor. 5. 20.
-Whereof (the Gospel] I Paul Joh. 1.17. --Grace and Truth am made a Minister. 1 Thef 3.2: camc by Jesus Chrift.
Gal. 2. 21.
-Timotheus our Brother, and I do not frustrate the Grace of God: & Minister of God. I Tim. 4.6. If fer if Righteousness come by the thou put the Brethren in rememLaw, then Christ is dead in vain. brance of these things, thou shale Gal 5.4. -Whofoever of you are be a good Minister of Jefus Chrift justified by the Law, ye are fallen See Mr. Joseph Mede on 1 Cor. from Grace. Tit. 2. 11. The Grace Jo 4: of God that bringeth Salvation hath 5. ht 2 Cor. 11. 23. See on appeared to all Men. f Heb. 12., Acts 9. 16. 15. Looking diligently, lest any i Of the Perfecutions and Sufany Man fail of the Grace of God.ferings of the Apostles, but chief : 2. d * Ifa. 49. 8. Thus faith 15 ly of St. Paul, see the References
IS the Lord, In an acceptable Time on Acts 9. 16.
Aéts' 13: 45. bave I heard thee, and in a Day of Acts 14. 19. A&s 16. 22. Ads 19. Salvation have I helped thee. - 23. Rom. 8. 36. and Cor. 4.11. 3. ' f 1 Cor. 10:32.
k See on i Cor. 2. 4.
† 2 Cor. 10.4. Eph. 6, 11, 4 See on 2 Cor. 4. 2.
13; 1.2 Tim. 4.). See on Rom. 8 t 1 Cor. 4. 1. Let a Man fo
13.) 2.. account of us as of the Ministers of 8. m Mat. 27. 63. Sir, we re Chrift.- 2 Cor. 3. 6. Who alo member that that Deceiver said, hath made us able Minifters of the while he was yet alive, After three
25 new Testament 2 Cor. 11; 23.
Days I will rise again. Joh. 7.17. Are they Minifters of Chrift? (I --Some faid, He is a good Man: fpeak as a Fool) I am more. - others said, Nay; but he deceive Gol. 1. 7,23. Epaphras, -who is #th the People.
Rom. 14. 13.
known, and " yet well known; as dying, and behold we
, live: as P chastned, and not killed; 10. As sorrowful, yet always a rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things. 11. Oye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, ' our heart is enlarge ed. 12. • Ye are not straitned in us, but ye are ftraitned in . your own bowels. 13. Now for a recompense in the same, (I speak as unto my children) be ye also enlarged. 14. Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers : for & what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15. And what concord hath Christ with (1) Belial? or what part hath he that believeth, with an infidel? 16. And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath faid, I will dwell in them, and walk in them, and I will be their
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God, -9. ^ † 2 Cor.4.2. -By manifef- they brought it into the House of tation of the Truth, commen ding Dagon, and set it by Dagon. And our selves to every Mans Conscience when they of Ashdod arose early in the sight of God.
on the Morrow, behold Dagon was o't 2 Cor. 4. 10, 11.
See on sfallen on his Face to the Earth, beRom. 8.36.
fore the Ark of the Lord. P + Pfal. 118. 18. The Lord Kings 18.21. How long halt ye hath chajined me fore: but he hath between two Opinions ? if the not given me over unto Death. Lord be God, follow him ; But if 10. 9 See on Acts 5.41.
10 Baal, then follow him. Prov. II. ' f 2 Cor. 7. 2, 3.
29. 27. An unjust Man is an abomis 12. f 2.Cor.12. 15. I wilt ve. nation to the Juft: and he that is ry gladly spend and be spent for upright in the way, is abomination you, though the more abundantly to the Wicked, Ecclesiasticus 13.
. † , I love you, the less I be loved. 15.17. What fellowship hath the Wolf 13. ufis Cor. 4. 14.
with the Lamb ? so the Sinner with
the godly. t 1 Cor. 10. 21. Ye can14.2 + Deur. 7.2. -Thou shalt not drink the Cup of the Lord, and make no Covenant with them (the the Cup of Devils; ye cannot be para Hittites, &c.] nor shew mercy unto
takers of che Lord's Table, and of the them. - f i Cor. 5. 9. I wrote to
Table of Devilsa of Eph. $: li. you in an Epistle; not to company
Have no fellow/hip with the unfruita with Fornicators. I Cor. j. 39.
ful Works of Darkness, but rather -If her Husband be dead, she is
reprove them. at liberty to be married to whom 16. t 1 Cor. 3.10. Heb.3.6. she will,only in the Lord.
See on Rom. 8. 9. bt i Sam. 5. 2, 3. When the
Lev. 26. 12. I will walk Philistines took the Ark of God,
among (1) The Word Belial here, stands for the Devil, or any false God of 바 the Heathens. But a son or Daughter, or Man of Belial, signifies a vile, profligate, lawless, ungovernable, rebellious, or very wicked Perfoni, without fear of God of Man, cne who will not be subject ta any Law
- As my
beloved Sons I warn you.