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of the Jews: 15. Who both 'killed the Lord Jesus, and m their own prophets, and have * persecuted us [Or, chased us out]; and they please not God, and are in contrary to all men: 16. Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles, that they might be taved, to fill up their fins alway: 9 for the wrath is come upon them to the

: uttermoft. 17. But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time, in ' presence, not in heart, endeavour

" ed the more abundantly s to fee your face with great defire. 18. Wherefore we would have come unto you (even I Paul) once and again; but " Satan hindred us.

u 19. For · what is our hope, or joy, or o crown of * re


joicing 15.?.. A&ts 7. 52. —They have of Jafon. When the Jews of Nain them which shewed before of TheiTaloniča had knowledge that the coming of the just One; of the Word of God was preached of whom ye have been now the Be- Paul at Berea, they came thither frayers and Murderers.

s also, and stirred up the People. AEts m + Mat. 23. 34, 37: Behold, I 18.12, 13. --The Jews made insure send you Prophets, and wife Men, rection with one accord against and Scribes ; and some of them Paul, and brought him to the ye shall kill and crucifie, - and Judgment-leat, saying, This Fellow perfecute them from City to City. Io perswadeth Men to worfhip God conJerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that trary to the Law of Atts 19. 9. killeft the Prophets, and stonest them When divers were hardned, and bes which are sent unto thee.- Luk. licved not, but fpake evil of that 13. 33. - It cannot be that a Pro- Way before the Multitude, he phet perish out of Jerusalem. See 15 [Paul] departed from them.on Mat. 21. 35.

P :: Gen. 15. 16. See on Mata 11. Efth. 3. 8. Haman said 23. 32. unto King Ahasuerus, There is a 2:Mat. 24. 6, 14. Ye shall hear certain People scattered abroad, of Wars and rumours of Wars and dispersed among the People 20 And this Gospel of the Kingdom in all the Provinces of thy King. shall be preached in all the World, dom, and their Laws are divers for a witness unto all Nations, from all People.

and then Mall the End come. 16. Of Acts 13. 50. The Jews 17.' 2 Kings 5. 26 Went not my -railed Persecution against Paul


Heart with thee, when the Mark and Barnabas, and expelled them turned again from his Chariot to out of their Coasts. † Acts 14. 5,

meet thee.

71 Cor. $. 3. Ives 19. There was an assault made rily as ablint in Body, but present both of the Gentiles, and also of in Spirit. -- Col. 2 5. Though I

I the Jew's with their Rulers, to zife. be abfent in the Flesh, yet am !

30 them despitefully, and to Stone them.” with you in the Spirit, joying and There came hither certain Jews beholding your Order.

, from Antioch and Iconium, who

soi Thef. 3. 10. perswaded the People, and having

† Rom. 15. 22. See on ftoned Paui.- t Acts 17. 5, 13; The Jews which believed not, moved


19. ' † Pliil. 4. 1. with Envý, - fet all the City in Cor. 1. 14. an uprore, and a faulted the Houte b Ecclei. fticus 15. 6. He shall


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joicing [Or, glorying]? are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Chrift at his coming ? 20. For ye arę Our glory and joy.


HEREFORE when we could no longer for

bear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone : 2. And sent Timotheus our brother and minifter of God, and our fellow-labourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith ; 3. That no man should be « 'moved by these ami&tions: for your selves know that we are appointed thereunto. 4. For verily when we were with you, we told you before, that we hould suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know. 5. For this cause when I could f no longer forbear, I fent to know your faith, left by some means the 5 tempter have tempted you,






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find joy and a Crown of Gladness, and Then Satan anfwered the Lord, The fhall caufe him to inherit an and said, From going to and fro in everlasting Name.

the Earth, and from

walking up and C; Rev. 22. 12. Behold, I come down in it. Repeated, Job 2. 2. quickly, and my Reward is with 5 Mat. 4. 1. Then was Jesus led up

of the Spirit into the Wilderness, CH A P. III.

to be tempted of the Devil. Luk. + Ver. 5.

22.3, 31. Then entred Saton into * Acts 17.15. They that con. Judas sirnamed Ifcariot. The ducted Paul, brought him untojo Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Athens.

Satan hath desired to have you, 2. of Rom. 16.21. See on Acts that he may fift you as Wheat. Job.

He was a Murderer from 3. d See on Eph. 3. 13. This the beginning, - When he speak Exhortation was the more necefois eth a lie, he speaketh of his own; fary, becaufe of the Perfecutions for he is a Liar, and the Father of fet on foot by the Jews against the it. Joh. 13. 2, 27.

- The Devil Christians. See the References on having now put into the Heart of I Thef. 2. 16.

Judas Iscariot, Simons Son, to be e ; ; Cor 4.9.

of 2 Tim.

3. tray him. After the Sop, Søtan er. 32. t 1 Pet. 2. 21. See on Acts tred into him Afts 5. 3. -A. 14. 22.

nanias, why hath Satan filled thine 5. f Ver.1.

Heart to lie to the holy Ghost :* Gen. 3. 4, 13. The Serpent :: 1 Cor. 7. 5. Defraud you not faid unto the Woman, Ye shall one another, except it be with not surely die. - The Serpent beo^s consene for a time, that Satan guiled me, and I did eat. I Chron. tempt you not for your inconti. 11. 1. Satan stood up against Ifrael,

2 Cor. 2. U. Left Satni and provoked David to Number should get an advantage of us : for Ifrael Job 1. 7. The Lord said zo we are not ignorant of his De ento Satan, Whence comeft thou :



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and our labour be in vain. 6. But now when i Timotheus came from you unto us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have good remembrance of us always, defiring greatly to see us, as we also to see you:

7. Therefore, brethren, we tvere comforted over you in all our affli&tion and distress by your faith :

8. For now we live, if ye ftand fast in the Lord. 9. For what thanks can we render to God again for

you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your fakes before our God, 10. Night and day

praying exceed ingly that we might

n see your face, and might " perfe&t that which is lacking in your faith? it. Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ * dire&t [Or, guide] our way unto you.

12. And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love a one towards another, and towards all men, even as we do towards you. 13. To the end he may ftablish your hearts' unblameable in holiness before God even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his R 2






2 Cor. 11. 3. Í fear left guest -to come unto you. For I by any Means, as the Serpent begui- long to see you, that I may imled Eve by his subtily, so your

part unto, you some spiritual Minds should be corrupted from

Gift.the Simplicity that is in Chrift. s .: i Thef. 2. 17. 1 Pet. 5. 8. Be fober, be vigilant, : 1 Cor. 13.9, 11. See on Heb. because your Adversary the Devil,

13. 21. as a roaring Lion, walketh abone I 2. PTher.

4. seeking whom he may devour.

Gal, 6. 10. As we have thereGal. 2. 2. :: Gal. 4. 11. Jo fore opportunity, let us do good

. See on 1 Cor. 9. unto all Men, especially to them who 34.

are of the houjhold of Faith. + 6.1.: A&s 18. 5. When Silas Thes. 5. 1$. Ever follow that and Timotheus were come from Ma

which is good, both among your

15 felves, and to all Men. † Pet. 1. ki: Phil. 1. 8. God is my re

7. -To Brotherly-kindness, Charity. cord, how greatly I long after jou all, 13. "† Phil. 1. 10. † 1 Theis. in the Bowels of Jesus Chrift. 23. † 2 Thef. 2.17. Joh. 3. See the Note on Afts 20.

See on i Cor. 1. 8. 31.

S: Jude ver, 14. See on A&ts † Rom. 1. 10, 11. Making rem

+ Phil. 2. 16.


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CH A P. IV. TURTHERMORE then we * beseech [Or, re

quest] you, brethren, and * exhort [Or, beseech) you by'the Lord Jesus, that as ye have a received of us how you ought to walk, and to please God, fo ye would abound more and more. ,2. For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. 3. For this is the will of God, even your fanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication : 4. That every one Ahould know how to poffess his vessel in sanctification and honour; 5. Not in the luft of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which fknow not God: 6. That 110 man go beyond and * defraud [Of, oppress, or, over-reach]

his 1.2 Phil. i 27. Only let your Godliness, through the Knowledge Conversation be as it becometh the Go- of him that hach called us to Glory fpel of Jefus Christ. - : Col. 2. and Virtue. 6. As ye have therefore received d 2 Cor. 4. 7. We have this Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk- Treafure in earthen Vefsels. - See


on I Cor. 6. 18. ti Thef. 2. 12.

::: Col. 1.

5.| Eph. 4. 17, 18. This I say 10. See on Eph. 4. 1.

therefore and testifie in the Lord, . 3. - Rom. 6. 19, 22. -As ye that ye henceforth walk not as ohave yielded your Members Sér- 10 ther Gentiles walk, in the Vanity of vants to Uncleanness, and to ini. their Mind. Ver. 18. is below.] quity unto iniquity ; even fo

f 1 Cor. 15. 34.

Some have now yield your Members Servants not the knowledge of God: I speak to righteousness, unto holines. Be- this to your Shame.

Gal. 4. 3. ing made free from Sin, and be-15 Howbeit, then when ye knew not come Servants to God, ye have God, ye did fervice unto them your Fruit unto holiness, and the which by Nature are

no Gods. end everlasting Life. † Rom. 12. Eph. 2. 12. -Without God in the 2. Be not conformed to this World: World. +Eph.4. 18.Having the Unbut be ye transformed by the re. 20 derstanding darkned, being alienated newing of your Mind, that ye from the Life of God, through inay prove what is thar good, and the Ignorance that is in them, be. acceptable, and perfcet Will of God. cause of the Blindness of their .: Eph. 5. 10, 17, 27. Proving Heart. what is acceptable to the Lord.25 6. Lev. 19. II, 13. Ye Thall Wherefore be ye not unwise, but not Steal, neither deal fa!fy, neiunderstanding what the will of ther lie one to another. Thou the Lord is. That he might pre- fhale not defraud thy Neighbour, fent it to himself a glorious “neither rob him.- Lev. 25. 14, Church, not having Spor, or Wrinkle

, z. If thou fell ought unto thy Neighor any such thing ; but that ić bour, or buyeft ought of thy thould be hely, and without blemish. Neighbours hand; ye fhall not - Pet 1.3. According as his di. oppress one another.

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his brother in * any [Or,

any [Or, the] matter: 'because that the Lord is the

avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you, and testified. 7. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. 8. He therefore that * * despiseth [Or, rejeteth], despiseth not man, but

k God, ' who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit. ' 9. But as touching brotherly love, m ye need not that I write unto you:

for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. 10. And indeed you do it towards all the brethren which are in all Macedonia : but we beseech you, brethren, that ye ? increase more

and the Lord: but a juft Weight is us in him, before the Foundation his delight. Jer. 22. 13. Wo unto of the World, that we should be holy him that buildeth his House by un- and without blame before him in righteousness, and his Chambers by Love. Heb. 12. 14. Follow Peace wrong; that useth his Neighbours s with all Men, and holiness, withService without Wages, and giv- out which no Man shall see the eth him not for his work. Eccle- Lord.

1 Pet. 1, 15, 16.- As he : Gasticus jo. 6, 8. Do nothing at

which hath called you is holy, so all by injurious Praetices. Because be ye holy in all manner of Converof unrighteous Dealings, injuries, and to fation, because it is written, Be riches got by deceit, the Kingdom ye holy, for I am holy, 2 Pet. 3. is translated from one People to a- II. Seeing then that all these nother. t 1 Cor. 6. 8. Nay, you do things shall be diffolved, what i

wrong, and defraud, and that your manner of Persons ought ye to be Brethren.

15 in all holy Conversation and godliness. 2 Thef. 1. 8. - Taking

1 Joh. 2:29. If ye know that he is Vengeance on them that know not righteous, ye know that every one God, and that obey not the Gospel that doth righteousness is born of of our Lord Jesus Christ.


1 Joh. 3. 7, 10 Little Chile 7. i + Lev. 11. 44. I am the 20 dren, Let no Man deceive you : Lord your God: ye shall therefore He chat doth righteoufness is righteous, (anctifie your felves, and ye fhall be even as he is righteous. In this the holy; for I am holy.- + Ley. Children of God are manifest, ana 19. 2. Speak unto all the Congre- the Children of the Devil : Whogation of the Children of Ifrael, is foever doth not righteousness, is not and say unto them, re Mall be holy : of God. See on Ver. 3. for I the Lord your God am holy: 8. k + Luk. 10.16. See on A&is Repeated Lev. 20.7. Rom. 2. 13. 13: 41. Not the Hearers ofthe Law are just f 1 Cor. 7. 40. I think alfa before God, but the Doers of the so that I have the Spirit of God. See on Law shall be justified.

ti Cor. i.

Rom. 8.9. 2.'-To them that are fanétifed in 9.

1 Thef. s. I. Christ Jefus, called to be Saints. --

t Jer. 31. 3.3.

+ Heb. 8. 10, Cor 7.s. Having therefore these doc. f 1 Joh. 2. 20, 27. See on Promises, dearly beloved, let us 35 Joh. 6.45. and Joh. 14. 26. cleanse our selves from all filthi- + Joh 15. i 2. f Eph. 5. .. ness of Flesh and Spirit, perfecting t i Pet. 4. 8. See on Joh. 13.' holiness in the fear of God. Eph. 34. 1.4. According as he hack cholen

: 1 Thef. 3. 12.

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