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nifold wisdom of God. 11. & According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12. ñ in whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. 13. Wherefore I desire that ye

faint not at my tribulations k for you, which is your glory. 14. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15. Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, '16. That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthned with might by his Spirit in the 'n inner

19. That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith: that ye being o rooted and grounded in love, 18. May be able to comprehend with all saints, 'what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19. And to know the love of Christ, which pafseth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the 9 fulness of God.

20. Now 1 unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that work. eth in us, 21. Unto him be s glory in the church by Christ Jerus, throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

CH A P. 2.7. We speak the Wisdom of God according to the working of his in a Mystery, even the hidden mighty Power. .Eph. 6. 10. Fi. Wisdom which God ordained before nally, my Brethren, be strong in the World unto our glory.

the Lord, and in the Power of his 33. Eph. 1. 9. See on 2 's Might. Col. t. 11. Strengthned with

all Might, according to his glorious 12. ' † 'Eph. 2. 18. : Heb. Power, unto all Patience, and Long. 16. See on Rcm, 5. 2.

suffering with joyfulness, 13. ; Acts 14. 22.

- Exhort. nt 2 Cor. 4. 16. See on Rom. ing them to continue in the Faith, 10-7. 22. and that we must through muth 17.10. + Col. 2.7. See on Mat, Tribulation enter into the King. 13. 6. dom of God. + See Phil. 1. 14.

18. P ;' Rom. 10.. 3, II, 1.2. Many of the Brethren in the Lord They

They being ignorant of God's waxing confident by my Bonds, are is Righteousness, and going about to much more bold to speak the establish their own Righteousness, Word without fear. † 1 Thef: 3? have nor submitted themselves un3. That no Man fhould be moved to the Righteousnels of God. For by thefe Ami&ions: for your the Scripture faith, Whosoever be felves know that we are appoint-ze lieveth on him, Thall not be alha. ed thereunto..!

med. For there is no difference be: k See on Verii.

tween the Jew and the Greek: 16.! Rom: 0:23: : Ep! 1. for the faine Lord over all, is rich 7: † Phil. 4 19: † Col. 1. 27- 22to all that call upon him. See on Rom.2.4.


4 See on Eph. 1. 23. m Eph. 1. 19. (That ye may know

Jude ver. 24. See on what is the exceeding greatnes of Rom. 16 25.91 his power to us-ward who believe, 21. See on Rçin. 16. 27.

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C Ή ΑΡ. IV. Therefore the a prisoner * of [Or, in] the Lord, beseech you that ye

B walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 2. With all 'lowliness and meekness, with a long-suffering, forbearing one another in love; 3. Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the · bond of peace. 4. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5: Lord, one faith,

one baptilin, ; 6. * One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all

. 7. But unto every one of us is given grace according to the m measure of the gift of Christ. 8. WhereO 4

fore 1. * Eph. 3.1. See on Aets tience and long-suffering with joyful

ness. Col. 3. 12, 13. Put om -I am the Alo therefore (as the Elect of God ho. mighty God, walk before me, and ly and beloved) bowels of Mercies, be chou perfe&. t Phil. 1. 27. On- kindness,humbleness of Mind,meckly let your Conversation be as becom. nefs,long-suffering; forbearing one anoEth the Gospel. - Col. s. 10. ther, and forgiving one another, if That ye might walk worthy of the any Man have a Quarrel against aLord unto all' pleasing, being ny.

1 Thes. 5: 14. Be patient fruitful in every good work, and in tu toward all

Men. creasing in the knowledge of God. 3. ° : Col. 3. 14. Above all ti Ther. 3. II, 12. You know, these things pur on Ckariry, whicka how we exhorted, and comforted, is the Bond of perfectness. and charged every one of you (as

t i Cor. 12. 12, 13. & Eph. a Father doth his Children) that 2. 16. See on Rom. !2. 4, 5. ye would walk worthy of God,

&t I Cor. 12. 4. There are who hath called you unto his

diversities of Gifts, but the same Kingdom and glory. Ther. Spirit. We beseech you, Brethren, and .s.

ht i Cor. 8. 6. † 1 Cor.
exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that 2012. 5. See on Joh. 13. 13.
as ye have received of

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As many of ought to walk and to please God, fo

you as have been baptized into ye would abound more and more.

Christ, have put on Christ. :: Heb, 2, | Col. 3. 12. See on Rom. 6.

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who were once enlightned, -- if they 1 Cor. 13. 4, 7. Charity suf- shall fall away, to renew them again fereth long, and is kind, -beareth unto Repentance. all things

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6. | Mal. 2 [0. to Cor. 12, whom ye forgive any thing, I for, 6. See on Mar. 12. 29. sive also.2 Cor. 6. 6. By pure. 3°

:: Rom. 11. 36. Of him, and ness

, by knowledge, by long Jiffer. through him, and to him are all ing - Gal

. s. 22. The Fruit of things : to whom be glory for the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longSuffering. - Col. 1, 11. Strength."- 7.

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fore he faith, When he n afcended up on high, he led * captivity captive [Or, a multitude of captives), and gave gifts unto men. 9. (Now that he o afcended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 10. He that descended, is the same also that afcended up far above all heavens, P that lie might * fill [Or, fulfil] all things.) 11. And he gave fome, 9 apoftles : and tome, prophets : and some, evangelists: and fome,

s pafiors and a teachers ;, 12. For the perfe&ting of the faints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Chrift: 13. Till we all come *in (Or, into] the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the

< ton of God, unto a "perfect man, unto the measure of the * stature [Or, age] of the 'fulnefs of Chrift: we henceforth be no more e children, f tossed to and fro, and carried about with every & wind of doctrine, by the Reight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in weight to deceive : 15. But h * speaking the i truth [Or, being lncert] in love, may. * grow up into him in all things

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* Pfal. 68. 19. Col. 2. 13.C.: Col. 2. 3.

In whom are hid 15. See on Joh. 12. 31.

all the 'Treasures of Wisdom and 9. ° + Jcb 3.13. No Man hath Knowledge. a founded up to Heaven, but he that See on Heb. 13. 21. came down from Hiaven, even the

5 14. e f Ifa. 28. 9. Whom shall Son of Man which is in Heaven. he reach Knowledge ? and whom

p ý Adts 2. 33. There- fhall he make to understand Dosore being by the right Hand of &trine ? them that are weaned from God exalied, and having received the Milk, and drawn from the Breafts

. of the Father the Promise of the 10t 1 Cor. 14. 20. Brethren, be not Holy Ghost, he hath fed forth Children in Understanding ? Howthis, which yė now see and beit, in Malice be ye Children, hear.

but in understanding be Mén. 1 Cor. 12. 28. God hath

f See on Mat: 24.4. set fome in the Church, fist Apo-15 :; Mat.'11. . What went fles, li condarily Prophets.-- ye out into the Wilderness to fee? See on Aůsil, 27.

A. Reed shaken with the Wind. † 2 Tim. 4. 5. See on Acts IS.

+ Zech. 8. 16. - Speak ye

eveiv Man the Truth to his u. Alls 20. 23. Take heed 20 Neighbour - 1 Joh. 3. 18. My

. therefore to your felves, and to lierte Children, let us not love in all the Flock, over the which the Vord, neither in Tongue, buc in Holy Ghost hath made you Over. Deed and in Trieth. tiers, to find the Church of God.-- 1. See on Gal. 2. 5., See on Rom. I 2. 7

k to Eph. 1. 22. f Eph. 2. 31.

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* Col. 1. See on Rom. 13 S. 24. See on Risn. 12. 5.

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whole body fitly joined together, and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effettual working in the measure of every part; maketh increase of the body, unto the edifying of it self in love. 17. This I say therefore, and testifie in the Lord, that


henceforth walk not " as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 18. Having the understanding P darkned, being 9 aliepated from the life of God, through the ignorance that is in them, because of the $,* blindness [Or, hardness] of their heart : 19. Who being past feeling, u have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. 20. But ye have not so learned Chrift; 21. If fo be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jefus : 22. That ye - put off concerning the former conversation, the • old man, which is corrupt according to the deceit


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16. m * Col. 2. 19. Not hold- also gave them up to Uncleanness, ing the Head, from which all the through the Lusts of their own Body by joints and bands having nou- Hearts, to dishonour their own rishment ministred, and knit toge- Bodies berween themselves. ther, increaseth with the increale 5 of Col. 2. 11. In whom alof God.

so ye are circumcised with the 17. n t 1 Per. 4. 3. See on i Circumcision made without Hands, Cor. 6. 11.

in putting of the Body of the * Rom. 1. 21.

See on Afts Sins of the Flesh, by the Circum- 14. 15.

10 cision of Christ. † Col. 3. 8, 9. 18. P A&ts 26. 17, 18. -Unto But now you put off all these ; Anwhom (the Gentiles) now I fend ger, Wrath, Malice, Blasphemy, thee, to open their Eyes, and to turn filthy Communication out of your them from Darkness to Light.- Mouth. Lie not one to another, Eph. 5, 8. Ye were sometimes 15 seeing that ye have put off the old Darkness, but now are ye Light Man with his Deeds. Heb. 12. 1. in the Lord. Thef. 4. 5. -Let us lay aside every Weight, Not in the Luft of Concupiscence, and the sin which doch to easily even as the Gentiles which know beset us. - ti Per. 2 1, 2. nor God.

20 Wherefore laying aide all Malice, 9 + Eph. 2. 12. At that Time

and all Guile, and Hypocrisies, ye were without Christ, being A. and Envies, and all Evil.fpeakings, lieus from the Common-wealth of As new born Babes desire the finIfrael.

cere Milk of the Word, that ye sť Rom. 1. 21. Because when 25 may grow thereby. they knew God, they glorified † Rom. 6.6. Knowing this, him not as God, their foolish that our old Man is crucified Heart was darkned.

with him, that the body of Sin 19.

i 1 Tim. 4. 2. -Having may be doft oyed, that bence their conscience fiared with a hot 3 forth we thould 10 Tron.

Sin. + Rom. I. 24. Wherefore God

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ful lufts: 23. And be renewed in the spirit of your

, mind; 24. And that ye" put on the new man, which af

; ter God is created in righteousness, and * trụe holi

e nels [Or, holiness of truth]. 25. Wherefore putting away flying, speak every man truth with his neighbour : for we are members one of another. 26. Be ye angry


and 23. * Rom. 12. 2. Be nor that speaketh Lies shall not escape.-conformed to this World : but be 9. - shall perish. 22. -A poor ye transformed by the renewing of Man is better than a Liar. Joh. 8.

44. When he [the Devil] [peak. #Rom. 6.4. We are bu- seth a Lie, he speakech of his own; ried with him by Baptism into

for he is a Liar, and the Father Death: that like as Christ was of it. Col. 3.9. Lie not one to a. raised up from the Dead by the nother, feeing that ye have put off Glory of the Father, even lo we the old Man with his deeds. Rev. Thould walk in newness of life. +2 10 21. 8, 27. - Liars shall have their Cor. $. 17. If any Man be in Portion in the Lake which burnChrist he is a new Creature : old eth with Fire and Brimstone. things are passed away, behold, all There shall in no wife enter into things are become new, .: Eph. 6.

it any thing that defileth, nei11. Put on the whole Armour of ther whatsoever worketh abominaGod. † Col. 3. 10. And have

cion or maketh a Lie, put on the new Man, which is renew. ? + Zech. 8. 16. See on Ver. ed in knowledge, after the Image 15: of him that created him..

lo See on Rom. 12. 5. ^ See on Eph. 2. 10.

26. i † Pral. 4. 4. Stand in awe, 5. Lev: 19. 11. Ye fhall-not and sin not.

t Pfal. 37. 8. Ceale die one to another.

Pfal. 31. 18. from Anger, and forsake Wrath : Let the lying Lips be put to silence: fret not thy self in any wife to do hich speak grievous things evil. Prov. 14. 17. He that is proudly and contemptuously a 25 foon angry dealeth foolishly. - Prov.

ainst the Righteous. Pfal. 58.

14. 29. He that is now to Wra:h is 3. The Wicked are estranged of great Understanding ; but he from the Womb, they go astray, that is hafty of spirit exalteth Fol: as foon as they be born Speaking ly. Prov. 16. 32. He that is from Lits. Pfal. 119. 163. I hate and 3 oto Anger, is better than the Mighabbor Lying.

Pfal. 120. 2. Deli- ty: and he that ruleth bis Spirit, ver my Soul, O Lord, from lying than he that taketh a City. Prov. Lips, and from a deceitful Tongue. 19. II. The Discretion of a Man Prov. 6. 17. A lying Tongue [aoth deferreth his Anger, and it is his the Lord hate.] Prov. 10. 18. He 35 Glory to pass over a Transgression. that hideth hatred with lying Lips, Prov. 22.34 Make' no Friendship

. and be that uttereth Slaader, is a with an angry Man, and with a færi Foul. Prov. 12. 19, 22. The Lip ous Man thou shalt noe go. Ecclef. of Truth shall be established for e.


Be not hafty in thy Spirit to ver: but a lying Tongue, is but for be angry : for Anger resfech in the a Moment. Lying Lips are abomi- Botom of Fools. Mar. 3 s. When nation to the Lord ; but they he had looked 'round about on that deal truly are his Delight. them with Anger, being grieved Prov. 13. 5. A righteous Man for the Hardnets of their Hearts -hateth Lying Prov. 19.5. --He 45





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