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[This edition of the Exposition upon the two Epistles to the Thessalonians is printed after that of 1609, collated with the original edition (without date) in Oriel College Library. It was first published in 1583 by John Garbrand, prebendary of Sarum, to whom Bishop Jewel bequeathed all his papers and note-books. See Antony à Wood's Athena Oxon.]

THE

FIRST EPISTLE OF S. PAUL

TO

THE THESSALONIANS,

CHAP. I.

Ver. 1. Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of

the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ : Grace be with you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

THE apostle Paul preached the gospel of our Saviour

Jesus Christ unto the Thessalonians, as he did also in other places from Jerusalem, round about to Illyricum. But his travail had not like success in all places. For in Damas- 2 Cor. xi. 32. cus the governor of the people under king Aretas laid watch in the city of the Damascenes, and would have caught him. At Lystra they stoned Paul, and drew him out of the city, Acts xiv. 19. supposing he had been dead. At Philippi, he and Silas were Acts xvi. 19. drawn into the market-place unto the magistrates, and accused that they troubled their city; they were beaten with rods,

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1 [This Exposition, the publication Bull,” he says, that whilst engaged of which did not take place till some in expounding to the same congreyears after Bishop Jewel's death, ap- gation 2 Thess. ii. 3, there came to pears to have been delivered in a his hands “

a copy of a Bull lately series of discourses in the cathedral sent into this realm by the bishop of Salisbury, A. D. 1569, (not im- of Rome.” The date of the Bull is probably during Lent.) In the open- Feb. 25, 1569.] ing of his “ View of a Seditious

JEWEL, VOL. VII.

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