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1 COR. IX. 13, 14.

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a Behold Israel after the flesh are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? 1 Cor. x. 18. And the remainder thereof shall Aaron and his sons eat with unleavened bread shall it be eaten in the holy place; in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation they shall eat it. It shall not be baken with leaven. I have given it unto them for their portion of my offerings made by fire; it is most holy, as is the sin-offering, and as the trespass-offering. All the males among the children of Aaron shall eat of it: it shall be a statute for ever in your generations, concerning the offering of the LORD made by fire every one that toucheth them shall be holy, Lev. vi. 16-18. Every male among the priests shall eat thereof it shall be eaten in the holy place: it is most holy. As the sinoffering is, so is the trespass-offering: there is one law for them: the priest that maketh atonement therewith shall have it. And the priest that offereth any man's burnt-offering, even the priest shall have to himself the skin of the burnt-offering which he hath offered. And all the meat-offerings that is baken in the oven, and all that is dressed in the frying-pan, and in the pan, shall be the priest's that offereth it. And every meatoffering mingled with oil, and dry, shall all the sons of Aaron have, one as much as another, vii. 6-10. And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Behold, I also have given thee the charge of mine heave-offerings of all the hallowed things of the children of Israel; unto thee have I given them, by reason of the anointing, and to thy sons, by an ordinance for ever. This shall be thine of the most holy things, reserved from the fire: Every oblation of theirs, every meat-offering of theirs, and every sin-offering of theirs, and every trespass-offering of theirs, which they shall render unto me, shall be



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most holy for thee and for thy sons. In the most holy place shalt thou eat it; every male shall eat it: it shall be holy unto thee. And this is thine : the heave-offering of their gift, with all the wave-offerings of the children of Israel: I have given them unto thee, and to thy sons and to thy daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: every one that is clean in thy house shall eat of it. All the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine, and of the wheat, the first-fruits of them, which they shall offer unto the LORD, them have I given thee. And whatsoever is first ripe in the land, which they shall bring unto the LORD, shall be thine: every one that is clean in thine house shall eat of it. Every thing devoted in Israel shall be thine. Every thing that openeth the matrix in all flesh, which they bring unto the LORD, whether it be of men or beasts, shall be thine: nevertheless the firstborn of man shalt thou surely redeem, and the firstling of unclean beasts shalt thou redeem. And those that are to be redeemed, from a month old shalt thou redeem, according to thine estimation, for the money of five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs. But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, thou shalt not redeem; they are holy : thou shalt sprinkle their blood upon the altar, and shalt burn their fat for an offering made by fire, for a sweet savour unto the LORD. And the flesh of them shall be thine, as the wavebreast and as the right shoulder are thine. All the heave-offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer unto the LORD, have I given thee and thy sons and thy daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: it is a covenant of salt for ever before the LORD unto thee, and to thy seed with thee, Numb. xvii. 8—19.

VER. 14.

Οὕτω καὶ ὁ Κύριος διέταξε τοῖς τὸ εὐαγγέλιον καταγγέλλουσιν, ἐκ τοῦ εὐαγ yexiou (v.

a Even so hath the Lord ordained that

they which preach the Gospel should live of the Gospel.

a See on Matt. x. ver. 10. clause 3.

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See on Acts xviii. ver. 3.

b And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man : for that which was lacking to the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied: and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself. As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia, 2 Cor. xi. 9, 10. For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong. Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children. And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved. But be it so, I did not burden you; nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you | with guile. Did I make a gain of you by any of them whom I sent unto you? I desired Titus, and with him I

sent a brother: Did Titus make a

gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? walked we not in the same steps? xii. 13-18.

VER. 16.

Ἐὰν γὰρ εὐαγγελίζωμαι, οὐκ ἐστι μοι καύχημα· ἀνάγκη γάρ μοι ἐπίκειται· οὐαὶ δέ μοι ἐστὶν, ἐὰν μὴ εὐαγγελίζωμαι.

a For though I preach the Gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the Gospel!

a But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the

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Εἰ γὰς ἑκὼν τοῦτο πράσσω, μισθὸν ἔχω· εἰ δὲ ἄκων, οἰκονομίαν πεπίστευμαι. a For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward; but if against my will, ba dispensation of the Gospel is com→ mitted unto me.

a See on Matt. xxv. ver. 21.

b See on Matt. xxiv. ver. 45. clause 2.

VER. 18.

Τίς οὖν μοί ἐστὶν ὁ μισθός; ἵνα εὐαγ γελιζόμενος ἀδάπανον θήσω τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τοῦ Χριστοῦ, εἰς τὸ μὴ καταχρήσασθαι τῇ ἐξουσίᾳ μου ἐν τῷ εὐαγγελίῳ.

a What is my reward then? Verily, that, when I preach the Gospel, I may make the Gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the Gospel. a See on ver. 15. clause 2.

VER. 19.

ἐμαυτὸν ἐδούλωσα, ἵνα τοὺς πλείονας κερ Ελεύθερος γὰρ ὢν ἐκ πάντων, πᾶσιν now.

a For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, b that I might gain the more.

a See on Matt. xx. ver. 27.
b See on Rom. xi. ver. 14.

VER. 20.

Καὶ ἐγενόμην τοῖς Ἰουδαίοις ὡς Ἰουδαῖος, ἵνα Ἰουδαίους κερδήσω· τοῖς ὑπὸ νόμον ὡς ὑπὸ νόμον, ἵνα τοὺς ὑπὸ νόμον κερδήσω·

Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to

a And unto the Jews I became as a

the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;

them that are under the law, as under

a Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and took and circumcised him, because of the Jews which were in those quarters: for they knew all that his father was a Greek, Acts xvi. 3. And when they heard it, they him, Thou seest, brother, how many glorified the Lord; and said unto thousands of Jews there are which believe; and they are all zealous of the law: And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to for

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sake Moses, saying, That they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs. What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together for they will hear that thou art come. Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men which have a vow on them: Them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them; that they may shave their heads and all may know, that those things whereof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing; but that thou thyself also walkest orderly, and keepest the law. As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things of fered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication. Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them, xxi. 20-26.

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And this I do for the Gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you. VER. 24.

Οὐκ οἴδατε ὅτι οἱ ἐν σταδίω τρέχοντες, πάντες μὲν τρέχουσιν, εἷς δὲ λαμβάνει τὸ βραβεῖον; Οὕτω τρέχετε ἵνα καταλάβητε.

Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? a So run, that ye may obtain.

a Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? Gal. v. 7. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith, 2 Tim. iv. 7.

VER. 25.

Πᾶς δὲ ὁ ἀγωνιζόμενος, πάντα ἐγκρα τεύεται· ἐκεῖνοι μὲν οὖν ἵνα φθαρτὶν στέφανον λάβωσιν, ἡμεῖς δὲ ἄφθαρτον.

And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown, a but we an incorruptible.

a Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: .and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing, 2 Tim. iv. 8. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him, Jam. i. 12. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away, 1 Pet.

V. 4.

VER. 26.

Ἐγὼ τοίνυν οὕτω τρέχω, ὡς οὐκ ἀδήλως· οὕτω πυκτεύω, ὡς οὐκ ἀέρα δέρων·

a I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; b so fight I, not as one that beateth the


a See on John x. ver. 28. clauses 2, 3.

b Put on the whole armour of God,

that ye may be able to stand against

the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places, Eph. vi. 11, 12. See also on Matt. xi. ver. 12.

VER. 27.

̓Αλλ ̓ ὑπωπιάζω μου τὸ σῶμα καὶ δου

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1 COR. IX. 27.—x. 1—3.

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λαγωγῶν μήπως ἄλλοις κηρύξας, αὐτὸς | the Lonp they pitched : as long as the ἀδόκιμος γένωμαι.

a But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: blest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

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a See on Rom. viii. ver. 13. clause 3. b See on Matt. vii. ver. 22. clause 2. Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD hath rejected them, Jer. vi. 30. For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away? Luke ix. 25. That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place, Acts i. 25. Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates, 2 Cor. xiii. 5, 6.

CHAP. X.-VER. 1.

Οὐ θέλω δὲ ὑμᾶς ἀγνοεῖν, ἀδελφοὶ, ὅτι οἱ πατέρες ἡμῶν πάντες ὑπὸ τὴν νεφέλην ἦσαν, καὶ πάντες διὰ τῆς θαλάσσης διῆλ- |


Moreover, brethren, a I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, band all passed through the sea;

cloud abode upon the tabernacle they rested in their tents. And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD, and journeyed not. And so it was, when the cloud was a few days upon the tabernacle; according to the commandment of the LORD they abode in their tents, and according to the commandment of the LORD they journeyed. And so it was, when the cloud abode from even unto the morning, and that the cloud was taken up in the morning, then they journeyed; whether it was by day or by night that the cloud was taken up, they journeyed. Or whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, the children of Israel abode in their tents, and journeyed not: but when it was taken up, they journeyed, Numb. ix. 15-22.

right hand, and on their left, 29. For the LORD your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before you, until ye were passed over, as the LORD your God did to the Red sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were gone over, Josh. iv. 23.

b And Moses stretched out his hand the sea to go back by a strong east over the sea; and the LORD caused wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand and on their left, Exod. xiv. 21, 22. But the a And the LORD went before them children of Israel walked upon dry by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead land in the midst of the sea; and the them the way; and by night in a pil-waters were a wall unto them on their lar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night. He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people, Exod. xiii. 21, 22. And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, namely, the tent of the testimony and at even there was upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fre, until the morning. So it was alway: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night. And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, then after that the children of Israel journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel pitched their tents. At the commandment of the LORD the children of Israel journeyed, and at the commandment of xov špayor. VOL III.

VER. 2.

Καὶ πάντες εἰς τὸν Μωσῆν ἐβαπτίσαντο ἐν τῇ νεφέλῃ καὶ ἐν τῇ θαλάσσης

the cloud and in the sea;
a And were all baptized unto Moses in

a Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple, but we are Moses' disciples, John ix. 28.

VER. 3.

Καὶ πάντες τὸ αὐτὸ βρῶμα πνευματι


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1 COR. X. 3-6.

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a But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

a And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me. Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you: Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured against me, Doubtless ye shall not come into the land concerning which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. But your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have despised. But as for you, your car

And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness, Numb. κίν. 26-33. These are they that were numbered by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who numbered the children Jordan near Jericho. of Israel in the plains of Moab, by But among these there was not a man of them whom Moses and Aaron the priest numbered, when they numbered the children of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai: For the LORD had said of them, They shall surely die in the wilderness. And there was not left a man of them, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun, xxvi. 63-65. For indeed the hand of the Lord was against them, to destroy them from among the host, until they were consumed. So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed and dead from among the people, Deut. ii. 15, 16. Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness: When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work. Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways: Unto whom I sware in my wrath, that they should not enter into my rest, Psal. xcv. 8-11.

VER. 6.

Ταῦτα δὲ τύποι ἡμῶν ἐγενήθησαν, εἰς τὸ μὴ εἶναι ἡμᾶς ἐπιθυμητὰς κακῶν, καθὼς xaxeva èπeðúμnoav.

a Now these things were our examples, b to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

* Gr. figures.

a Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come, ver. 11. Let us therefore fear, lest, à promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it, Heb. iv. 1. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief, 11. And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha

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