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off which « trouble you. 13. For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty ; only d use not liberty for an occafion to the flesh, but e by love serve one another. 14. Forf all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this ; Thou shalt & love thy neighbour as thy felf. 15. But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not confumed one of another. 16. This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and * ye shall ► not fulfil [Or, fulfil not] the lust ot the Heih. 17. For the flesh lufteth against the the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the oue to the other * so that ye (1) cannot do the things that

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Why haft thou troubled us? the the Scripture, Thou shalt love thy Lord fball trouble thee this Day. Neighbour as thy felf, ye do And all Ifrael stened him with Stones, well. and burned them with Fire, after 3 * Lev. 19. 18. * Mat. 22. 39. that they had stoned them with 5+ Rom. 13. 8, 9.

See on Joh. Stones. | 1 Cor. 5.13.

Put A - 13. 34: way, from among your felves that

16. + Rom. 6. 12. † Rom. 8. wicked Perfon.

:: Gal. 1. 9.

As 1. fi Pet. 2. II. See on Rom. we faid before, fo say I now again, 13. 14: If any Man preach any other Go-10 17. it Rom. 7.23. I fee anospel unto you, than that ye have ther Law in my Members, warring received, let him be accursed. against the Law of my Mind, and • See on Gal. 1.7.

bringing me into Captivity to the 13. d t 1 Pet. 2. 16. + 2 Pet. Law of Sin and Death. Rom. 8. 2.19. See on Jude veľ. 4. See 156, 7. To be carnally minded is on Joh. 8. 36.

Death, but to be spiritually mindet Cor. 9. 19. Though I be ed is Life and Peace: Because the free from all Men, yet have I made carnal Mind is enmity against God : my self Servant unto all, that I

for it is not subje&t to the Law of might gain the more. Gal. 6. 2. 20 God, neither indeed can be.

k † Rom.7.15, 19. That whicha 14:Mat. 7. 12. All things I do, I allow not: for what I would, whatsoever ye would that Men that do I not ; but what I hetė, hould do unto you, do ye even fo that I do. For the Good that I to them: for this is the Law and 25 would, I do not: but the Evil the Prophets, + Jam. 2. 8. If ye which I would not, that I do. fulfil the Royal Law according to

(1) The Greek here, fhould not be rendered cannor, but do not, that is, do not do the things which the Flesh dictates, because the Spirit lufting and ftriving against the Flesh is stronger than the Flests, and gets the Vi&ory. This Senfe is manifest, because this Verse contains a Reafon and Motive why we snould walk in the Spirit, which it would not be, were the Flesh stronger than the spirit, and generally prevailed over the Spirit. By Flesh, is meant the Corruption of our Nature, or that Principle which inclipes and carries Men to evil ; by Spirit, that Principle which dictates what is right, and inclinęs te good, which are very near Mr. Lace's


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ye would. 18. But if ye be led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law. 19. Now in the works of the fleth are manifest, which are these, Adultery, o fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20. Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, feditions, heresies, p. Envyings, murders, 9 drunkennels, revellings, and such like : of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that 'they which do such things, sha! not inherit the kingdom of God. 22. But the s fruit of the Spirit is love, (i) joy, peace, long-fuifering,

gentle nels, * goodness, faith, 23. Meekness, temperance; against







18. ' † Rom: 6. 14. Sin fall 22.57 Eph. 5. 9.

See on Joh. not have Dominion


IS 2. for ye are not under the Law, but u :: Col. 3. 12. Put on thereunder Grace. † Rom. 8. 2. The fore (as the elect of God, holy and Law of the Spirit of Life in Christs beloved) bowels of mercies, kindness

, Jesus, hath made me free from the humbleness of Mind, meekness, Law of Sin and Death.

lorig-suffering. 19. mt i Cor. 3. 3• .: Eph. 5.

Rom. 15. 14. I my self 3

: Col. 3.5. See on i Cor 6.9. also am perswaded of you, my Bren See on Mat. 5. 27.

thren, that yo also are full of See on i.Cor. 6, 18.

Goodnífs, filled with Knowledge, 21, P See on Rom. 13. 13. able allo to adinonish y See on Roin. 13. 13.

ther. rt Eph 5. s.

+ Col. 3. 6. b: 1 Cor. 13. 7. [Charity] be 7 Rev. 22. 15. See on 1 Cor. 15licuetis all things, hopeth all



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6. 9.

Words, in his Note on this and the former Verse. After which he fays: But because by prevailing Custom and contrary Habirs, this Principle was very much weakned, and almost extinct in the Gentiles, (See Eph. # 17, 1021.] he exhorts them to be renewed in the Spirit of their Mind, ver. 23. and to put off the old Man, that is, fleshly corrupt Habits, and to put on the new Man, which he tells them, ver. 24 is created in Righteousness on I true Holiness. This is allo called, renewing of the Mind, Rom. 12. 2. rin wing of the inward Man, 2 Cor. 4. 16. which is done by the Allistance of the Spirit of God, Eph. 3. 16. The Reader may likewise confult Bp. Taylor's Discourse of Repentance, Chap. VII. Se&t. 5.

(1) By Joy here, I do not understand that joy or peace of Conscience which is the Reward of Duty; but a Fox which is it self a Duty; and a Dury relpeeting our Neighbour, because it is placed among those Vir tues which respect our Neighbour, as Love, Peace, &c. The Joy there. före here meant, is probably that which a Man cakes in the Joy and Hapo piness of others, that Virtue whereby a Man endeavours to cause Joy to otbers, by gratifying and pleading them in all lawful and reasonable things, for their good, and to their Edification. See Bishop Bill's Exglish Works, pag. 886. I the rather mention this, becaule fome fin. cere and good Christians underitanding hereby, tliat 7 and Peace of


such there is c'rlo law: 24 And they that are Chrifts, d have crucified the flesh, with the * affe&tions [Or, passions] and lufts. 25. If we live in the Spirit, let us alto walk in the Spirit. 26. Let us not be desirous of 4 vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.


4 * if [Or, although] a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore fuch

c an one in the d 1pirit of meekness; considering thy self, { left thou also be tempted. 2. f Bear ye one anothers



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23. Gal. 3. 19. Wherefore then Spiritual judgeth all things.serveth the Law ? it was added Cor. 3 1. I, Brethren, could not because of Transgressions, 1 till speak unto you as unto spiritual, the Seed should come.

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but as unto carnal, even as unto 1.9. Knowing this, that the Law iss Babes in Chrift. not made for a righteous Man, but Ecclefiafticus 8. 5. Reproach for the Lawless and Disobedi. not a Man that turneth from Sin,

but remember that we are all wor25. d + Rom. 6.6. 't Gal. 2. thy of Punishment. Jam. ş: 19, 20. See on Rom. 6. 2.

1020. Brethren, if any of you do err 25. € † Rom. 8. s. They that from the Truth, and one convert are after the Flesh, do mind the him; Let him know, that he which ibings of the Fleb: but they that converteth the Sinner from the Erare after the Spirit, the things of ror of his Way shall save a Soul the Spirit.

from Death, and shall hide a mul, 20. † * Phil. 2. 3.

See on Joh.titude of Sins. 5. 41,44.

d See on 2 Tim.2 25. CH A P. VI.

12. Let him that † Rom. 14. 1. Him that thinketá he stundeth, take heed lest be is weak in the Faith receive you.-- 20fall. ; 1 Cor. 7:5. Defraud you

Rom. 15. 1. We then that are nor one the other, except it be Strong ought to bear the Infirmities with consent for a time, and of the Weak, and not to please our come together again, that. Satan felves. :::: Heb. 12. 13. Make tempe you not for your incontistraight Paths for your Feet, left 25 nency: that which is lame be turned our

: Rom. 15. 1. The Words of the Way, but let it rather be

under ver. 1.

.: 1 Thes. 5. 14. healed.

-Warn them that are unruly, bt i Cor. 2. '15. He that is Conscience which is the Reward of Duty, and not finding it in them, selves, may be filled with groundless and perplexing Fears of their State and Condition. For questionless a Christian may be in a good Ştate, and not feel that sensible jny which God was pleased to afford, especially in the beginnings of Conversion. The Mind may be clouded with me lancholy, which, with other particular Circumstances, may interrupc that sensible poy; but this notwichtanding, such a Perfoq may be ferving Gud acceptably.



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burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. 3. For if a mani à think himself to be fomething, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. 4. But let every mani prove his ow2 work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and k not in another.

every man

Thall bear his own burden. 6. Let him that is taught in the word, communicate unto him that teacheth, in all good things. 7. Be not * deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8. For he that.p foweth to his fiesh, fhall of the Hesh reap corruption: but he that soweth to the Spirit, thall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. 9. And let us not be ? weary in well-doing: for in due season we ihall reap if we faint not.

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comfort the feeble-minded, fæpport and he that soweth bountifully, shall the Weak, be patient toward all reap also bountifully. Men. :Gal. 5. 13.

8. P.; Job 4.8. Even as I have 3 t Joh. 15.12. :: Jam. 2: 8. seen, they that plow Iniquity, and † i Joh. 4. 25. See on Joh. 5 fow Wickedness, reap, the fame. 13. 34.

Prov. 11. 18. “To him that loma. 3: n; Gal. 2. 6.

See on 1

eth Righteousness shall be a sure Cor. 8. 3.

Reward. Prov. 22. 8. He that i See on i Cor. II. 28.

fowcth Iniquity shall reap Vanityk + † See Luk. 18. 1.- God, I 10 Hof. 8. 7. They have fown the

f thank chee, that I am not as other Wind, and they shall reap che Men are, Extortioners, Unjuft.-- Whirlwind- Hosea Jo. 12, 13, 5. I See on Mat. 16. 27

Sow to your selves in Righteoul6. in: Rom. 15. 27. - If the ness, reap in Mercy - Ye have Gentiles have been made partakers 15 plowed Wickednefs, ye have reaped of their spiritual things, their Duty Iniquity- . Ecclefiafticus 7. 3. is also to minister unto them in My Son, fow 110t upon the Fure cernal things. t 1 Cor. 9. 11, 14: rows of Unrighteousness, and thou If we have fown unto you spiritual

shalt not reap

them seven-fold. things, is it a great thing if we shall 20 | Rom. 8. 13. If ye live after the reap your carnal things ? Even so Flesh, ye shall die: but if

ye hath the Lord ordained, thar they the Spirit do mortifie the Deeds of which preach the Gospel, should live the Body, ye shall live. Jam. 3. of the Gospel.

18. The Fruit of Righteousness is 7. ti Cor. 6.9. See the Re- 25 Town in Peace, of them that make ferences and Note on Mat. 24. 4.

Peace. 0† Luk. 16. 25. -Remember 9. 4 + 2 Thef. 3.13. -Be not that thou in thy Life-time receive weary, in well-doing. edst tby good things, and likewise r + Heb. 12. 3, 5. Confider him Lazarus evil things: but now he is 3c that endured such contradiction of comforted, but thou art tormented. Sinners against himself, left ye be + Rom. 2. 6. Who will render to wearied and faint in your Minds. every Man according to his Deeds. Nor faint when thou art rebu. + 2 Cor. 9. 6. He' which foweth ked of him. Sparingly, shall reap also sparingly; 35




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ve s have therefore opportunity,let us do "good unto all men, - especially unto them who are of the houshold of faith 11. Ye fee how large a letter I have written unto you with nine own hand. 12. As many as desire to make a fair shew 11 the flesh, they constrain you to be circumciled; d only eft they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. 13. For neither they themselves who are circumcised f keep he law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may lory in your flesh. 14. But God forbid that I should glory,

save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, * by whom [Or, whereby] the world is h crucified unto me, and I unto the vorld. 15. For i iir Christ Jesus neither circumcifion araileth any thing, nor ur.circumcision, but a k new creaure. 16. And as many as walk

according to this

rule, 10. Joh. 9. 4. I must work d. Phil. 3. 18. Many walk, of he Work of him that sent me whom I have told you often, and phile it is Day: the Night com- now tell you even weeping, that th when no Man can Work. they are Enemies to the Cross of Joh. 12. 35. Yet a little while is


Christ. he Light with you: walk while e ; Gal. 5. II. See on Gal. se bave the Light, left Darkness

4. 29. come upon you.-

13 f Mat. 23. 3, 23, –They 1 Tim. 6. 18. That they (the say, and do not. {ich) do good, that they be rich in Scribes, and Pharisees, hypocrites ; ood Works, ready to distribute,"for ye pay. Tythes of Mint, and villing to communicate. Tit. 3. Annife, and Cummin, and have 1. This is a faithful faying, and omitted the weightier Matters of the hese things I will that thou

affirm Law, Judgment, Mercy, and Faith: onstantly, that they, which have these ought ye to have done, and believed in God, might be careful


not to leave the other undone. o maintain good Works,

8: Phil. 3. 7, 8. See on 4; 1 Thef. 5.15. --Ever fol. i Cor. 2. 2. ow that which is good, both among

+ Rom. 6. 6. t Gal. 2, 20.. our selves, and to all Men. : See on Rom. 6. 2. Iim. 5. 8. If any provide not for 15. if Gal. 5. 6. 7 Col. 3. 11. his own, and specially those of his See on i Cor. 7.19. wn House, he hath denied the + 2 Cor. s. 17. See on Joh. Faith, and is worfe than an in. 3. 3. Gidel.

16. + Pfal. 125. 5.' As for † Eph. 2. 19. Ye are no more such as turn afide unto their crooked Strangers and Foreigners, but Fel- Ways, the Lord shall lead them low-citizens, and of the Houshold of forth with the Workers of Iniqui


ry: buc Peace shall be upon Ifa .: Gal. 2. 3. Neither Ti.z0rael, fus, who was with me, being a

ní . Phil. 3. 16. Whereto we Greek, was compelled to be cir- have already attained, let us walk cumcised,

by the fame Rule.


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