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11. And that ye study to be quier, and to do ? your own business, and to work with your own

a hands (as we commanded you) 12. That ye may walk honestly toward them that are ' without, and that yą may have lack of * nothing [Or, no man]. would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye s sorrow not, even as others which have no hope, 14. For u if we believe that Jesus died, and rofe again, even fo a them also which heep in Jelus, will God bring with him.

15. For this say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we

C which are alive, and remain unto the coming of the Lord, Thall not prevent them which are asleep. 16. For the

d Lord himself fhall descend from heaven with a fhout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the e

trump of God: and the f dead in Chrift fhall rise first : 17. Then 8 we which are alive and remain, shall be caught up together with them ” in the clouds, to meet the Lord



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1 Pet. 4. 15. See on : drink Water there. He faid unto Thef. 3. il.

him, I am a Prophet alfo as thou 12. + Col. 4. S. See on Mar. art, and an Angel spake unto me

by the Word of the Lord, &c. ti 13.5. Deut. 14. 1. Ye are s Kings 20. 35. A certain Man of the Children of the Lord your God: the Sons of the Prophets, said .ye shall not cut your selves, nor unto his Neighbour in the Word make any baldness between your of the Lord, Smite me, I pray Eyes for the Dead. + 2 Sam. 12. 20. thee. Then David arose from the Earth, 10 C.Cor. 18. 51. Behold, I fhew and washed and anointed himself, and you a Mystery ; we hall not all changed his Apparel, and came into Sleep, but we Mall all be changed.

shall the House of the Lord and worshipped: 16. d + Mat. 24 31. t .Thef

. then he came to his own Houte, 1. 7. See on A&ts 1, jl. and when he required, they fet 15

t 1 Cor. 15. 52,

The TrumBread before hiin; and he did pet jhall found, and the Dead shall

be raised incorruptible, and we 14." † i Cor, is: 13. If there Mhall be changed. be rcsurrection of the Dead, then • 1 Cor. 15. 23. The Words is Christ not risen.

20 under Ver. 14. 12 7 1 Cor 15: 18, 23. Then 17.63, 1 Cor. 15. $1. See on they also which are fallen alleep in Christ are perifled (to wit, if

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Oider: Chriít' tlie finst 25 Doves to their Windows ? † Ads fruits, afterwardiboy - that are 19.. --While they beheld, he was Chrifts at his coming. : i Thel. taken up, and a Cloud received him 3. iz Kings



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in the air : - and so fhall we i ever be with the Lord. 18. * Wherefore * comfort [Or, exhort] one another with these Words.


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CH A P. V.
UT of the 3 times and the seasons, brethren, ye have

bno need that I write unto you. 2. For your selves know perfe&tly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3. For when they shall say, Peace and safety ; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, ås travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 4. But ye brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

5. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day : we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 6. Therefore let us not s fleep as do 'others; but let us b watch and be fober.

7. For they that sleep, sleep in the night; and they that be drunken, * are drunken in the night. 8. But let us who are of the day, be fober, ' putting on the breast-plate of faith and love, and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. 9. For God hath not appointed us



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24, 43... Luk. 17. 26, 27,&c. As

† Joh. 14. 3. t Joh. 17. 24.

that dwell on the face of the See on Joh. 12. 26.

whole Earth. Watch ye therefore, 19. k: 1 Thef. 5. II.

and pray always.- t 2 Thef. 1.9. CHAP. V.


Rom. 13. 13. Let us Acts 1. 7. See on Mat. 5 walk honestly as in the Day.-24. 36.

$ | Eph. 5. 8. See on Luk. 1 Thes. 4. 9.

16. 8. † 2 Pet. 3. 10. + Rev. 3.

6. 8; Mat. 25: s. While the 3. † Rey. 16. 15. See on Mat. Bridegroom tarried, they all pum

Icbered and pept. t Rom. 13. II. 3. . 17,

And that knowing the time, that it was in the Days of Nce, so shall now it is high time to awake out of is be also in the Days of the son of ses 7 Mat. 25. 13. + 1 Pet. 5. 8. Man. They did eat, they drank, they married Wives, they were 15 See on Mat. 24. 42. given in Marriage, until the Day 7. + Luk. 21. 34, 36. The that Noe entred into the Ark : and Words under Ver. 3: t i Cor.15. the Flood came and destroyed them all, 34:

See Rom. &c. t Luk. 21. 34, 35, 36. Take

:: Acts 2. 15. These are not beed to your felves left at any time 20 drunken, as ye suppose, seeing your Hearts be overcharged with it is but the third Hour of the Surfeiting and Drunkenness, and Day. Cares of this Life, and so that 8. 't Ifa. 59. 17. f Eph. 6. 14, Day come uport you und wares. For as 16,17. See on Rom. 13.120 a Sware ball it come on all them 25



13. 11.


m to wrath ; but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 10. Who " died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we fhould live together with him. II. Wherefore • * comfort [Or, exhort] your selves together, and edifie one another, even as allo ye do. 12. And we beseech you, brethren, ” to know them which labour a

, P mong you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; 13. And to esteem them very highly in love for their works fake. And be at 9 peace among your selyes, 14. Now we* exhort [Or, befcech], you, brethren, them that are * unruly (Or, disorderly], • comfort the feeble-minded, support the weak, be patient toward all meri. 15. See that none a render evil for evil unto a. ny man : but ever follow that which is good, both among your selves, and to all men. 16. Rejoice ever17. ^ Pray without ceasing.

18. In every thing give thanks:

thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jefus concerning you.

19. Quench (1) not the Spirit.



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t Per. † Rom. 15. 1. t Gal. 6.1, 2. 2. 8. 1 Jude ver. 4. See on Roin. See on Rom. 14. 1.

a of Prov. 20. 2 2.

+ Prov. † Rom. 14. 8, 9. t . Cor. 24. 29:

Rom. 12. 17. t 1 Cor. 5 15. See on Rom. 6 11. $6.7. t 1 Pet 3. 9. See on Mar. i Thef. 4. 18.

5. 39. 12. P + 1 Cor. 16, 18., † Heb. of Gal. 6. 10. See on i Thef

. 13 7,17. See on Phil. 2.29.

3. 12. 13. 9 See on Mar. 9. go.

e f Phil. 4. 4. See on Rom. 14.' t 2 Thel. 3. 11, 12. We 1012, 12. and on Acts 5:41. hear that there are some which

17. | Eph. 6.18. Col. 4.2. walk among you disorderly, work. See on Luk. 18.1. ing not at all, but are busie-bodies. 18. et Eph. 5. 20. Now them that are fuch, we come. See on Rom. I. 8. mand and c:chort by our Lord Jesus 15 19. + See 1 Cor. 14. 30. Ifa. Christ, that with a mieruf; they nything be revealed to another that work and cat their own Bread. fitreth by, let the firft hold bis

Hleb. 12 11. E'ft 1.8 the Peace. † 2 Tim. 1. 6. See Hands which hang down, and the Eph. 4: 30. fieble Kisecs.

20 (1) The hoiy Spirit is incised by Strife and Contention; by refifa ing his ordinary Motions, his gracious Influences, upon our Minds; by negleeling to mi prove his Gifts of any kind ; and in general, by living, a careless or wicked Life. Some iniudicious People have fancied, that the holy Spirit is quando d ly ufing a form in our' Prayers; but to omito ther Arguments, their mistake is inanifeft, because our Lord not only. tauglit his Disciples a Tor, but ufed forms himself. See the Nato on Alms. 6. &; Ivill add, that the who does not use a Porm, and he who

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20. Despise not prophesying. 21. Prove (1) all things: hold fast that which is good. 22. Abftain from all appearance of evil. 23. And the very k God of {tifie you wholly : and I pray God your (2) whole m fpirit


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20, i Cor. 14. 30. The and if there be any Praise, think Words under ver. 19.

: 1 Cor.

on these things. 14:39. -Covet to prophesie, and for,

23 + Phil. 4. 9. See on Rom. bid not to speak" with Tongues. 15. 33. 1 Cor. 14. J. Follow after Charity, s t i Thef. 3.13. and desire fpiritual Gifts, but ra

Cor. 1.8. ther that ye may prophesie. See the I Cor. 6. 20. -Glorifie God Note on i Cor. 11.4.

in your Body, and in your Spirit, 21.hti Joh. 4. 1. See on i which are Gods.

I Cor. 7. 34.

10 The unmarried Woman careth for 22, i f Phil. 4. 8. Finally, Bre. the things of the Lord, that the thren, whatsoever things are true, may be holy, both in Body and in whatsoever things are honest, whatso-, Spirit. Gal. 6. 18. The Grace ever things are just, whatsoever of our Lord Jesus Christ be with things are pure, whatsoever things 15 your Spirit. Repeated Philem. ver. are lovely, whatsoever things are of 75. 2 Tim. 4. 22. The Lord Je good report : if there be any Virtue, fuis Christ be with thy Spirit. prays by a Form, may pray without the Spirit, as both the one and the other may be graciously affifted by him. The Spirit of Prayer in a good degree, consists in having a divine and heavenly Temper, in being fensible of our Wants, in applying to God through the Mediation of Jesus Christ for relief, with a true and sincere desire of being heard, and with

3 Dependance on the Bounty and Goodness of God to grant what we ask, so far as he fees it to be best for us.

(1) The Meaning of the Apostle here cannot be that it is our Duty to go amongst all the several Denominations of People professing Religion, to try and prove their Principles and Doctrines; for that would be a very hazardous Undertaking to many, whose Senses are not cxercised to difcern between good and evil. But the Apostle's Meaning seems to be, That ifany thing is proposed as an Article necessary to be believed, or as a Duty necessary to be practised, 'that we should then examine whether it be agreeable to the Scriptures, and the Doctrine delivered by the Apostles; if it be, we are to receive and hold it fast; if not, we are to reject it. Dr. Whitby observes, That the Apostle does not here' bid the Guides of the Church try all things, and the People hold fast that which they delivered to them; but he gives an Injunction common to all Christians.Prove all things by the Spirit of Difcretion that is in the Church, and the Consonancy of their pretended Prophecies and Interpretations with what we have delivered ro you, and then holdt jaft that which is good. It follows, abstain from all appearance of Evil; that is, from every kind or fort of Evil. See Archbishop Tillor fon's Sermon on 1 Jib.4.1. in the 3d. Vol. published by himself.

(2) What is meant by Body, all agree ; but the Apprehensions of Men concerning the Diftinction between scul and spirit are different.. The most probable Opinion I cake to be that of those, who by So:il, under


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and foul and body be preserved blameless unto the com? ing of our Lord Jesus Chrift. 24. n Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. 25. Brethren, pray for us.

26. P Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss. 27. I * charge [Or, adjure] you by the Lord, that this epiftlé be read unto all the holy brethren. 28. The "grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

The first epiftle unto the Theffalonians, was written from Athens.



3. We are




Year of our Lord 54.
A U L, and a Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church

of the Theffalonians, * in God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Chrift. 2. < Grace' unto you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Chrift. bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the chari:y of every one of you all towards each other aboundeth; 4. So that we our felves f glory in you in

the 24.9 € 1 Cor. 10.13. + 2 Thef.

is in God the Father, and in the 3. 3. See on i Cor. 1. 9.

Lord Jesus Chrift. o See on Rom. 15.30.

+ 1 Cor. 1. 3.

See on 26. P Ste on Rom. 16. 16. 27. 9.2 Thes. 3. 14. See on s 3. ti Thef. 1. 2.

+ 2 Thel. Col. 4. 16.

2. 13. See on Rom, 1. 8, 28. See on Rom. 16. 20.

1 Thef. 3. 6.

-Timotheus С НА Р. І.

came from you "unto us, and 3 • 2 Cor. 1, 19.

brought us good. Tidings of your Thef.1.1.

jo Faith and Charity b + Thes, 1. 1. -Unto the + 2 Cor. 7.14. If I have Church of the Thessalonians, which

haffed sland' the animal or sensitive Part, which follows the Affe&tions of the Body, and takes part with it. Hence che Body is, 1 Cor. 15. 44. filed a natural or animal Body. By Spirit they understand the Mind, the rationa! and understanding Part of Man. This uses the Body as its instrument, and wars and fights against it. · The Spirit or Mind being renewed and aslifted by the holy Spirit, is complearly armed to gain a Vi&tory, otherwife its efforts, by reafon of the Corruption of humane Nature by Sin, will be but feeble and ineffectual.

Rom. 1. 7.




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