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ascended up far above all heavens fore ordained that we should walk in that he might fill all things.) And he them, ii.5—10. But unto every one gave some, apostles; and some, pro- of us is given grace according to the phets; and some, evangelists; and measure of the gift of Christ, iv. 7. some, pastors and teachers; For the Elect according to the foreknowledge perfecting of the saints, for the work of God the Father, through sanctifof the ministry, for the edifying of the cation of the Spirit, unto obedience body of Christ, Eph. iv. 7—12. In and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus whom are hid all the treasures of Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, wisdom and knowledge, Col. ii. 3. be multiplied, 1 Pet. i. 2. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily, 9. Search

VER. 17. ing what, or what manner of time the "Οτι ο νόμος διά Μωσέως εδόθη ή χάρις Spirit of Christ which was in them και η αλήθεια διά Ιησού Χριστού εγένετο. did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the

For a the law was given by Moses, but glory that should follow, 1 Pet. i. 11.

bgrace and truth came by Jesus Christ. b'Who art thou, O great moun

a Do not think that I will accuse tain ? before Zerubbabel, thou shalt you to the Father : there is one that become a plain : and he shall bring accuseth you, even Moses, in whom forth the head stone thereof with shout- ye trust, John v. 45. We know that ings, crying, Grace, grace unto it, God spake unto Moses : as for this Zech. iv. 7. For whosoever hath, to fellow, we know not from whence he him shall be given, and he shall have is, ix. 29. This is he, that was in more abundance: but whosoever hath the church in the wilderness with the not, from him shall be taken away angel which spake in the mount Sina, even that he hath, Matt. xiii. 12. By and with our fathers : who received whom also we have access by faith the lively oracles to give unto us, Acts into this grace wherein we stand, and vii. 38. And when they had aprejoice in hope of the glory of God, pointed him a day, there came many Rom. v. 2. For if by one man's of to him into his lodging; to whom he fence death reigned by one ; much expounded and testified the kingdom more they which receive abundance of God, persuading them concerning of grace and of the gift of righteous- Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, ness shall reign in life by one, Jesus and out of the prophets, from morning Christ, 17. Moreover the law enter- till evening, xxviii. 23. Now we know ed, that the offence might abound. that what things soever the law saith, But where sin abounded, grace did it saith to them who are under the much more abound, 20. To the praise law: that every mouth may be stopof the glory of his grace, wherein he ped, and all the world may become hath made us accepted in the beloved. guilty before God. Therefore by the In whom we have redemption through deeds of the law there shall no flesh his blood, the forgiveness of sins, ac- be justified in his sight: for by the cording to the riches of his grace, Eph. law is the knowledge of sin, Rom. ij. i. 6,7. Even when we were dead in 19, 20. Moreover the law entered, sins, hath quickened us together with that the offence might abound. But Christ; (by grace ye are saved ;) And where sin abounded, grace did much hath raised us up together, and made more abound : That as sin hath reignus sit together in beavenly places in ed unto death, even so might grace Christ Jesus: that in the ages to reign through righteousness unto eter. come he might shew the exceeding nal life by Jesus Christ our Lord, v. riches of his grace in his kindness to- 20, 21. But if the ministration of ward us through Christ Jesus. For death, written and engraven in stones, by grace ye are saved through faith ; was glorious, so that the children of and that not of yourselves : it is the Israel could not stedfastly behold the gift of God: Not of works, lest any face of Moses for the glory of his man should boast. For we are his countenance ; which glory was to be workmanship, created in Christ Jesus do away: How shall not the miniunto good works, which God hath be- 1 stration of the Spirit be rather glori

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ous ! For if the ministration of con- , iniquities will I remember no more, demnation be glory, much more doth viii. 8–12. the ministration of righteousness ex b Jesus saith unto him, I am the ceed in glory. For even that which way, the truth, and the life : no man was made glorious had no glory in cometh unto the Father but by me, this respect, by reason of the glory John xiv. 6. And I will put enmity that excelleth, 2 Cor. iii. 7-10. For between thee and the woman, and be. as many as are of the works of the tween thy seed and her seed; it shall law are under the curse: for it is bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise written, Cursed is every one that his heel, Gen. iii. 15. And in thy continueth not in all things which are seed shall all the nations of the earth written in the book of the law to do be blessed ; because thou hast obeyed them. But that no man is justified my voice, xxii. 18. Mercy and truth by the law in the sight of God, it is are met together ; righteousness and evident: for, The just shall live by peace have kissed each other, Psal. iaith. And the law is not of faith : lxxxv. 10. Justice and judgment ure but, The man that doeth them shall the habitation of thy throne : mercy live in them. Christ hath redeemed and truth shall go before thy face, us from the curse of the law, being lxxxix. 14. He hath remembered his made a curse for us : for it is written, mercy and his truth toward the house Cursed is every one that hangeth on of Israel: all the ends of the earth a tree, Gal. iii. 10–13. And this have seen the salvation of our God, I say, that the covenant, that was con- xcviii. 3. Thou wilt perform the firmed before of God in Christ, the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abralaw, which was four hundred and ham, which thou hast sworn unto our thirty years after, cannot disannul, fathers from the days of old, Mic. vii. that it should make the promise of 20. He hath holpen his servant Israel, none effect, 17. And Moses verily in remembrance of his mercy. As was faithful in all his house, as a ser- he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, vant, for a testimony of those things and to his seed for ever, Luke i. 54, which were to be spoken after; But 55. Blessed be the Lord God of Christ as a Son over his own house ; | Israel; for he hath visited and rewhose house are we, if we hold fast deemed his people, and hath raised the confidence and the rejoicing of the up an horn of salvation for us in the hope firm unto the end, Heb. iii. 5, 6. house of his servant David; as he But finding fault with them, he saith, spake by the mouth of his holy proBehold, the days come, saith the phets, which have been since the Lord, when I will make a new cove world began : that we should be saved nant with the house of Israel and from our enemies, and from the hand with the house of Judah : Not ac of all that hate us; To perform the cording to the covenant that I made mercy promised to our fathers, and to with their fathers in the day when I remember his holy covenant ; The took them by the hand to lead them oath which he sware to our father out of the land of Egypt; because Abraham, That he would grant unto they continued not in my covenant, us, that we eing delivered out of the and I regarded them not, saith the hand of our enemies might serve him Lord. For this is the covenant that without fear, In holiness and righteI will make with the house of Israel, ousness before him, all the days of after those days, saith the Lord : I our life. And thou, child, shalt be will put my laws into their mind, called the Prophet of the Highest : and write them in their hearts, and I for thou shalt go before the face of will be to them a God, and they shall the Lord to prepare his ways; To be to me a people: and they shall give knowledge of salvation unto his not teach every man his neighbour, people by the remission of their sins, and every man his brother, saying, Through the tender mercy of our God; Know the Lord: for all shall know whereby the day-spring from on high me, from the least to the greatest. bath visited us, To give light to them For I be merciful to their un that sit in darkness and in the shadow righteousness, and their sins and their of death, to guide our feet into the

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way of peace, 68–79. And as that the blood of bulls and of goats concerning that he raised him up should take away sins. Wherefore from the dead, now no more to re when he cometh into the world, he turn to corruption, he said on this saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wise, I will give you the sure mer- wouldest not, but a body hast thou cies of David. Wherefore he saith prepared me: Iņ burnt-offerings and also in another psalm, Thou shalt not sacrifices for sin thou had no pleasure. suffer thine Holy One to see cor- Then said I, Lo, I come in the volume ruption. For David, after he had of the book it is written of me) to do served his own generation by the will thy will, O God. Above, when he of God, fell on sleep and was laid said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt. unto his fathers, and saw corruption : offerings and offering for sin thou But he, whom God raised again, saw wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure no corruption. Be it known unto you therein; which are offered by the law; therefore, men and brethren, that Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy through this man is preached unto will, O God. He taketh away the you the forgiveness of sins : and by first, that he may establish the second. him all that believe are justified from By the which will we are sanctified all things, from which ye could not through the offering of the body of be justified by the law Moses, Acts | Jesus Christ once for all, x. 410. xiii, 34–39. But now the righteous. And these all, having obtained a good ness of God without the law is mani- report through faith, received not the fested, being witnessed by the Law promise : God having provided some and the Prophets; Even the righte- better thing for us, that they without ousness of God, which is by faith of us should not be made perfect, xi. 39, Jesus Christ unto all and upon all 40. And when he had taken the them that believe: for there is no book, the four beasts and four and difference: For all have sinned, and twenty elders fell down before the come short of the glory of God; Being Lamb, having every one of them harps, justified freely by his grace through and golden vials full of odours, which the redemption that is in Christ Je are the prayers of saints. And they sus: Whom God hath set forth to be sung a new song, saying, Thou art a propitiation through faith in his worthy to take the book, and to open blood, to declare his righteousness the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, for the remission of sins that are past and hast redeemed us to God by thy through the forbearance of God, Rom. blood out of every kindred, and tongue, iii. 21—26. Now I say that Jesus and people, and nation; And, hast Christ was a minister of the circum- made us unto our God kings and cision for the truth of God, to confirm priests: and we shall reign on the the promises made unto the fathers : earth, Rev. v. 8-10. After this I and that the Gentiles might glorify beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, God for his mercy; as it is written, which no man could number, of all For this cause I will confess to the nations, and kindreds, and people, among the Gentiles, and sing unto and tongues, stood before the throne, thy name. And again he saith, Re- and before the Lamb, clothed with joice, ye Gentiles with his people. white robes, and palms in their hands; And again, Praise the Lord all ye and cried with a loud voice, saying, Gentiles; and laud him, all ye peo- Salvation to our God which sitteth ple. And again, Esaias saith, There upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. shall be a root of Jesse, and he that And all the angels stood round about shall rise to reign over the Gentiles ; | the throne, and about the elders and in him shall the Gentiles trust, rv. the four beasts, and fell before the 8--12. For all the promises of God throne on their faces, and worshipped in him are yea, and in him amen, God, Saying, Amen : blessing, and unto the glory of God by us, 2 Cor. i. glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, 20. And almost all things are by the and honour, and power, and might, law purged with blood ; and without be unto our God for ever and ever. shedding of blood is no remission, Amen. And one of the elders anHeb. ix. 22. For it is not possible I swered, saying unto me, What are

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these which are arrayed in white joicing always before him, Prov. viii. robes ? and whence came they? and 30. He shall feed his flock like a I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. shepherd: he shall gather the lambs And he said unto me, These are they with his arm, and carry them in his which came out of great tribulation, bosom, and shall gently lead those and have washed their robes, and that are with young, Isa. xl. 11. They made them white in the blood of the say to their mothers, Where is corn Lamb. Therefore are they before the and wine? when they swooned as the throne of God, and serve him day and wounded in the streets of the city, night in his temple: and he that sit- when their soul was poured out into teth on the throne shall dwell among their mother's bosom, Lam. ii. 12. them. They shall hunger no more, And it came to pass, that the beggar neither thirst any more ; neither shall died, and was carried by the angels the sun light on them, nor any heat. into Abraham's bosom: the rich man For the Lamb which is in the midst also died, and was buried; and in of the throne shall feed them; and hell he lift up his eyes, being in torshall lead them unto living fountains ments, and seeth Abraham afaroff, and of waters : and God shall wipe away | Lazarus in bis bosom, Luke xvi. 22, 23. all tears from their eyes, vii. 9—17. d These things said Esaias, when VER. 18.

he saw his glory, and spake of him,

John xii. 41. Jesus saith unto him, Ordv cudzis ésspass WÁTOTE: O peoroge Have I been so long time with you, się unos, o ây els tòy xóa TOY TOű natpos, and yet hast thou not known me, Phiεκείνος εξηγήσατο.

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he that hath seen me hath seen No man hath * seen God at any time; the Father; And how sayest thou then, the only begotten Son, which is in the Shew us the Father? xiv. 9. I have bosom of the Father, d he hath declared manifested thy name unto the men him.

which thou gavest me out of the a Not that any man hath seen the world : thine they were, and thou Father, save he which is of God he gavest them me; and they have kept hath seen the Father, John vi. 46. thy word, xvii. 6. And I have deAnd he said, Thou canst not see my clared unto them thy name, and will face : for there shall no man see me, declare it: that the love wherewith and live, Exod. xxxiii. 20. Who is thou hast loved me may be in them, the image of the invisible God, the and I in them, 26. And she called first-born of every creature, Col. i. the name of the LORD that spake 15. Now unto the King eternal, im- unto her, Thou God seest me: for she mortal, invisible, the only wise God, said, Have I also here looked after be honour and glory for ever and ever. him that seeth me, Gen. xvi. 13. And Amen, 1 Tim. i. 17. Who only hath the LORD went his way, as soon as he immortality, dwelling in the light had left communing with Abraham : which no man can approach unto; and Abraham returned unto his place, whom no man hath seen, nor can see : xviii. 33. And he said, Thy name to whom he honour and power ever- / shall be called no more Jacob, but lasting. Amen, vi. 16. No man hath Israel : for as a prince hast thou seen God at any time. If we love one power with God and with men, and another, God dwelleth in us, and his hast prevailed. And Jacob asked love is perfected in us. If a man say, him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy I love God, and hateth his brother, name. And he said, Wherefore is it that he is a liar: for he that loveth not thou dost ask after my name? And his brother whom he hath seen, how he blessed him there. And Jacob can he love God whom he hath not called the name of the place Peniel: seen? 1 John iv. 12-20.

for I have seen God face to face, and b See on ver. 14. clause 3.

my life is preserved, xxxii. 28–30. € Now there was leaning on Jesus's And when the LORD saw that he bosom one of his disciples, whom turned aside to see, God called unto Jesus loved, John xiii. 23.' Then I him out of the midst of the bush, and was by him, as one brought up with said, Moses, Moses. And he said, hiin : and I was daily his delight, re- Here am I. And he said, Draw not

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nigh hither : put off thy shoes from Nay; but as captain of the host of off thy feet, for the place whereon the LORD am I now come.

And thou standest is holy ground. More- Joshua fell on his face to the earth, over he said, I am the God of thy and did worship, and said unto him, father, the God of Abraham, the God What saith my lord unto his serof Isaac, and the God of Jacob. vant? And the captain of the Lord's And Moses hid his face; for he was host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe afraid to look upon God, Exod. iii. from off thy foot; for the place 4-6. Beware of him, and obey his whereon thou standest is holy. And voice, provoke him not; for he will | Joshua did so, Josh. v. 13-15. Now not pardon your transgressions : for Jericho was straitly shut up because my name is in him, xxiii

. 21. And of the children of Israel: none went he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy out, and none came in. And the glory. And he said, I will make all Lord said unto Joshua, See, I have my goodness pass before thee,

and I given into thine hand Jericho, and will proclaim the name of the LORD, the king thereof, and the mighty men before thee; and will be gracious to of valour, vi. 1, 2. And the angel of whom I will be gracious, and will the Lord appeared unto him, and shew mercy on whom I will shew said unto him, the Lord is with thee, mercy. And he said, Thou canst thou mighty man of valour. And not see my face : for there shall Gideon said unto him, Oh my LORD, no man see me, and live. And the if the Lord be with us, why then is LORD said, Behold, there is a place all this befallen us? and where be all by me, and thou shalt stand upon a his miracles which our fathers told us rock : And it shall come to pass, of, saying, Did not the LORD bring while my glory passeth by, that I will us up from Egypt? but now the LORD put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will hath forsaken us, and delivered us cover thee with my hand, while l pass into the hands of the Midianites. by: And I will take away mine hand, And the LORD looked upon hini and and thou shalt see my back parts : said, Go in this thy might, and thou but my face shall not be seen, xxiii. shalt save Israel from the hand of the 18-23. And the LORD, descended Midianites ; have not I sent thee? in the cloud, and stood with him And he said unto him, Oh my LORD, there, and proclaimed the name of the wherewith shall I save Israel? beLORD. And the Lord passed by before hold, my family is poor in Manasseh, him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The and I am the least in my father's house. LORD God, merciful and gracious, And the LORD said unto him, Surely long-suffering, and abundant in good. I will be with thee, and thou shalt ness and truth. Keeping mercy for smite the Midianites as one man. thousands, forgiving iniquity and And he said unto him, If now I have transgression and sin, and that will found grace in thy sight, then shew by no means clear the guilty ; visit- me a sign that thou talkest with me. ing the iniquity of the fathers upon Depart not hence, I pray thee, until the children, and upon the children's I come unto thee, and bring forth my children, unto the third and to the present and set it before thee. And fourth generation, xxxiv. 5–7. With he said, I will tarry until thou come him will I speak mouth to mouth, even again. And Gideon went in, and apparently, and not in dark speeches; made ready a kid, and unleavened and the similitude of the LORD shall cakes of an ephah of flour: the flesh he behold: wherefore then were ye not be put in a basket, and he put the afraid to speak against my servant broth in a pot, and brought it out unto Moses? Numb, xii. 8. And it came to him under the oak, and presented pass when Joshua was by Jericho, that it. And the angel of God said unto he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, him, Take the flesh and the unleavbehold, there stood a man over against ened cakes, and lay them upon this him with his sword drawn in his rock, and pour out the broth. And hand : and Joshua went unto him, he did so. Then the angel of the and said unto him, Art thou for us or LORD put forth the end of the staff for our adversaries? And he said, that was in his band, and touchet

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