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unto the glory and praise of God, 9% 11. See also on ver. 8. clause 1.

VER. 11.

'Επιποθύ γαρ ιδείν υμάς, ένα τι μεταδώ VER. 10.

χάρισμα υμίν πνευματικών, εις το στηριχΠάντοτε επι των προσευχών μου δεό- θήναι υμάς: : μενος, εί πως ήδη ποτέ ευοδωθήσομαι εν τω θελήματι του Θεού, ελθείν προς υμάς.

For a I long to see you, bthat I may a Making request, if by any means now

impart unto you some spiritual gift, to at length I might have ba prosperous

the end ye may be established; journey by the will of God to come a And by their prayer for you, which

long after

you for the exceeding grace . For which cause also I have been of God in you, 2 Cor. ix. 14. For God much hindered from coming to you. is my record, how greatly I long after But now having no more place in you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ, these parts, and having a great desire Phil

. i. 8. For he longed after you these many years to come unto you; all, and was full of heariness, be Whensoever I take my journey into cause that ye had heard that he had Spain, I will come to you : for I trust been sick, ii. 26. Therefore, my breto see you in my journey, and to be thren dearly beloved and longed for, brought on my way thitherward by my joy and crown, so stand fast in the you, if first I be somewhat filled with Lord, my dearly beloved, iv. 1. your company, Rom. xv.22–24. Now b And I am sure that, when I come I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord unto you, I shall come in the fulness Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of of the blessing of the Gospel of Christ, the Spirit, that ye strive together with Rom. xv. 29. Who, when they were me in your prayers to God for me ; That come down, prayed for them, that I may be delivered from them that do they might receive the Holy Ghost : not believe in Judæa; and that my (For as yet he was fallen upon none service which I have for Jerusalem of them : only they were baptized in may be accepted of the saints ; That the name of the Lord Jesus.) Then may come unto you with joy by the laid they their hands on them, and will of God, and may with you be they received the Holy Ghost. And refreshed, 30—32. Be careful for when Simon saw that through laying nothing ; but in every thing by prayer on of the Apostles' hands the Holy and supplication with thanksgiving Ghost was given, he offered them let your requests be made known money, Saying, Gire me also this unto God, Phil. iv. 6. Wherefore power, that on whomsoever I lay we would have come unto you, hands, he may receive the Holy eren I Paul, once and again, but Ghost, Acts viii. 15—19. And when Satan hindered us, 1 Thess. ii. 18. Paul had laid his hands upon them, Night and day praying exceedingly the Holy Ghost came on them; and that we might see your face, and they spake with tongues, and prophemight perfect that which is lacking sied, xix. 6. Now concerning spiritual in your faith? Now God himself and gifts, brethren, I would not have you our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, ignorant. Ye know that ye were direct our way unto you, iii. 10, 11. Gentiles, carried away unto these But withal prepare me also a lodging : dumb idols, even as ye were led. for I trust that through your prayers Wherefore I give you to understand, 1 shall be given unto you, Philem. 22. that no man speaking by the Spirit of But I beseech you the rather to do God calleth Jesus accursed: and that this, that I may be restored to you the no man can say that Jesus is the sooner, Heb. xiii. 19.

Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. Now • After these things were ended, there are diversities of gifts, but the Paul purposed in the spirit, when he same Spirit. And there are differences had passed through Macedonia and of administrations, but the same Lord. Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying,

And there are diversities of operaAfter I have been there, I must also tions, but it is the same God which see Rome, Acts xix. 21.

worketh all in all. But the manifestaSee on Acts xviii. ver. 91.

tion of the Spirit is given to erety

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man to profit withal. For to one is God, so shall ye be established; begiven by the Spirit the word of wis- lieve his prophets, so shall ye prosper, dom; to another the word of know 2 Chron. xx. 20. And so were the ledge by the same Spirit; To another Churches established in the faith, and faith by the same Spirit; to another increased in number daily, Acts xvi. the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 5. Now he which stablisheth us with To another the working of miracles; you in Christ, and hath anointed us, to another prophecy; to another dis- is God, 2 Cor. i. 21. And sent Timocerning of spirits; to another divers theus our brother, and minister of kinds of tongues; to another the God, and our fellow-labourer in the interpretation of tongues : But all Gospel of Christ, to establish you, and chese worketh that one and the self- to comfort you concerning your faith, same Spirit, dividing to every man 1 Thess. iii. 2. To the end he may severally as he will, 1 Cor. xii. 1–11. stablish your hearts unblameable in For if he that cometh preacheth an- holiness before God, even our Father, other Jesus, whom we have not at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ preached, or if ye receive another with all his saints, 13. Comfort your spirit, which ye have not received, or hearts, and stablish you in every good another Gospel, which ye have not word and work, 2 Thess. ii. 17. But accepted, ye might well bear with the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish him, 2 Cor. xi. 4. This only would I you, and keep you from evil, iii. 3. learn of you, Received ye the Spirit Be not carried about with divers and by the works of the law, or by the strange doctrines. For it is a good hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? thing that the heart be established having begun in the Spirit, are ye with grace; not with meats, which now made perfect by the flesh? Have have not profited them that have ye suffered so many things in vain? been occupied therein, Heb. xiii. 9. if it be yet in vain. He therefore But the God of all grace, who hath that ministereth to you the Spirit, and called us unto his eternal glory by worketh miracles among you, doeth Christ Jesus, after that ye have sufhe it by the works of the law, or by fered a while, make you perfect, stathe hearing of faith? Gal. iii. 2–5. blish, strengthen, settle you, 1 Pet. v. Wherefore he saith, When he ascend- 10. By Sylvanus, a faithful brother ed up on high, he led captivity cap. unto you, as I suppose, I have written tive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now briefly, exhorting, and testifying that that he ascended, what is it but that this is the true grace of God wherein he also descended first into the lower ye stand, 12. Wherefore I will not parts of the earth? He that descended not be negligent to put you always in is the same also that ascended up far remembrance of these things, though above all heavens, that he might fill ye know them, and be established in all things.) And he gave some, apo- the present truth, 2 Pet. i. 12. Ye stles; and some, prophets; and some, therefore, beloved, seeing ye know evangelists; and some, pastors and these things before, beware lest ye teachers; For the perfecting of the also, being led away with the error saints, for the work of the ministry, of the wicked, fall from your own for the edifying of the body of Christ, stedfastness. But grow in grace, and Eph. iv. 8—12.

in the knowledge of our Lord and < Now to him who is of power to Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be stablish you according to my Gospel, glory both now and for ever. Amen, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, ii. 17, 18. according to the revelation of the

VER. 12. mystery, which was kept secret since

Τούτο δε έστι, συμπαρακληθήναι εν the world began, Rom. xvi. 25. And ipir did rñs is daarnais alonews, irão they rose early in the morning, and te xai inoü. went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Je

That is, a that I may be comforted tohoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, both of you and me.

gether with


b by the mutual faith O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem ; Believe in the LORD your a Whensoever I take my journey into VOL. II.

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A. D. 60. Spain, I will come to you: for I trust thanks can we render to God again to see you in my journey, and to be for you, for all the joy wherewith we brought on my way thitherward by joy for your sakes before our God; you, if first I be somewhat filled with Night and day praying exceedingly your company, Rom. xv. 24. That that we might see your face, and I may come unto you with joy by the might perfect that which is lacking will of God, and may with you be re- in your faith? ii. 7–10. Greatly fresbed, 32. Who, when he came, and desiring to see thee, being mindful of bad seen the grace of God, was glad, thy tears, that I may be filled with and exhorted them all, that with pur- joy, 2 Tim. i. 4. I rejoiced greatly pose of heart they would cleave unto that I found of thy children walking the Lord, Acts xi. 23. But I deter- in truth, as we have received a commined this with myself, that I would mandment from the Father, 2 John 4. not come again to you in heaviness. For I rejoiced greatly, when the breFor if I make you sorry, who is he thren came and testified of the truth then that maketh me glad, but the that is in thee, even as thou walkest same wbich is made sorry by me? in the truth. I have no greater joy And I wrote this same unto you, lest, than to hear that my children walk in when I came, I should have sorrow the truth, 3 John 3. 4. from them of whom I ought to rejoice; bOne Lord, one faith, one baptism, having confidence in you all, that my Eph. iv. 5. To Titus, mine own son joy is the joy of you all, 2 Cor. ii. 1-3. after the common faith : Grace, merGreat is my boldness of speech to-cy, and peace, from God the Father ward you, great is my glorying of and the Lord Jesus Christ our Sa. you : I am flled with comfort, I am viour, Tit. i. 4. Simon Peter, a serexceeding joyful in all our tribulation. vant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, For, when we were come into Mace to them that have obtained like predonia, our flesh had no rest, but we cious faith with us through the righwere troubled on every side ; without teousness of God and our Saviour Jewere fightings, within were fears. sus Christ, 2 Pet. i. 1. Beloved, when Nevertheless God, that comfortetb 1 gave all diligence to write unto you those that are cast down, comforted us of the common salvation, it was peedby the coming of Titus; And not by ful for me to write unto you, and erhis coming only, but by the consola- hort you that ye should earnestly tion wherewith he was comforted in contend for the faith which was once you, when he told us your earnest delivered unto the saints, Jude S. desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced

VER. 13. the more, vii. 447. Therefore we Oů Staw dà upãs áyrociv, adenoi, ett were comforted in your comfort: yea, πολλάκις προεθέμην ελθείν προς υμάς, (και and exceedingly the more joyed we έκωλύθην άχρι του δεύρο,) ένα καρσόν τινα for the joy of Titus, because his σχώ και εν υμίν, καθώς και έν τους λοιπούς spirit was refreshed by you all, 13. Overiv. But we, brethren, being taken from

Now I would not have you ignorant, you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abun- brethren, a that oftentimes I purposed to dantly to see your face with great de

come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) sire. Wherefore we would have come

C that I might have some fruit among unto you, even I Paul, once and you also, deven as among other Gentiles. again; but Satan hindered us. For a After these things were ended, what is our hope, or joy, or crown of Paul purposed in the spirit, when he rejoicing? Are not even ye in the bad passed through Macedonia and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, his coming? For ye are our glory and after I have been there, I must also joy, 1 Thess. ii. 17–20. Therefore, see Rome, Acts xix. 21. And in this brethren, we were comforted over confidence I was minded to come unto you in all our affliction and distress you before, that ye might have a seby your faith : For now we live, if cond benefit; And to pass by you into ye stand fast in the Lord. For what Macedonia, and to come again out of

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Macedonia unto you, and of you to be but having hope, when your faith is brought on my way toward Judæa, increased, that we shall be enlarged 2 Cor. i. 15, 16.

by you according to our rule abunb For which cause also I have been dantly, To preach the Gospel in the much hindered from coming to you, regions beyond you, und not to boast Rom. xv. 22. Now when they had in another man's line of things made gone throughout Phrygia and the ready to our hand, x. 13–16. For region of Galatia, and were forbidden they themselves shew of us what of the Holy Ghost to preach the word manner of entering in we had unto in Asia, After they were come to you, and how ye turned to God from Mysia, they assayed to go into Bi. idols to serve the living and true God; thynia: but the Spirit suffered them And to wait for his Son from heaven, not, Acts xvi. 6, 7,

whom he raised from the dead, even c See on John xv. ver. 16. clause 2. Jesus, which delivered us from the For I will not dare to speak of any wrath to come, 1 Thess. i. 9, 10. For of those things which Christ hath not this cause also thank we God without wrought by me, to make the Gentiles ceasing, because, when ye received obedient, by word and deed, Through the word of God which ye heard of mighty signs and wonders, by the us, ye received it not as the word of power of the Spirit of God; so that men, but as it is in truth, the word from Jerusalem, and round about of God, which effectually worketh also unto Illyricum, I have fully preached in you that believe. For ye,

brethren, the Gospel of Christ. Yea, so have became followers of the churches of I strived to preach the Gospel, not God which in Judæa are in Christ where Christ was named." lest i Jesus: for ye also have suffered like should build upon another man's things of your own countrymen, even foundation, Rom. xv. 18—20. And as they huve of the Jews, ii. 13, 14. when they were come, and had ga- Notwithstanding the Lord stood with thered the church together, they re me, and strengthened me; that by me hearsed all that God had done with the preaching might be fully known, them, and how he had.opened the and that all the Gentiles might hear; door of faith unto the Gentiles, Acts and I was delivered out of the mouth xiv. 27. Then all the multitude kept of the lion, 2 Tim. iv. 17. silence, and gave audience to Barnabus and Paul, declaring what miracles

VER. 14. and wonders God had wrought among

“Ελλησί τε και βαρβάροις, σοφούς τε και the Gentiles by them, Χν. 19. And ανοήτοις οφειλέτης ειμί. when he had saluted them, he de I am a debtor both to the Greeks, and clared particularly what things God to the b Barbarians; both to the wise, had wrought among the Gentiles by and to the unwise. his ministry, xxi. 19. If I be not an a Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, apostle unto others, yet doubtless I not to the flesh, to live after the flesh, am to you: for the seal of my apo. Rom. viii. 12. Owe no man any thing, stleship are ye in the Lord, 1 Cor. ix. but to love one another : for he that 2. As also ye have acknowledged us loveth another hath fulfilled the law, in part, that we are your rejoicing, xiii. 8. And the voice spake unto even as ye also are our's in the day him again the second time, What of the Lord Jesus, 2 Cor. ii. 14. But God hath cleansed, that call not thou we will not boast of things without common, Acts ix. 15. As they miniour measure, but according to the stered to the Lord, and fasted, the measure of the rule which God hath Holy Ghost said, Separate me Bardistributed to us, a measure to reach nabus and Saul for the work where. even unto you. For we stretch not unto I have called them. And when ourselves beyond our measure, as they had fasted and prayed, and laid though we reached not unto you; for their hands on them, they sent them we are come as far as to you also in away. So they, being sent forth by the preaching the Gospel of Christ: Not Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia ; boasting of things without our mea- and from thence they sailed to Cysure, that is, of other men's labours; prus, xiii. 2—4. And he said unto

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A. D. 60. me, Depart: for I will send thee far came I as weak, that I might gain hence unto the Gentiles, xxii. 21. De- the weak : I am made all things to livering thee from the people, and all men, that I might by all means from the Gentiles, unto whom now I save some. And this I do for the Gossend thee, To open their eyes, and pel's sake, that I might be partaker to turn them from darkness to light, thereof with you, 1 Cor. ix. 10—23. and from the power of Satan unto Therefore I endure all things for the God, that they may receive forgive elect's sakes, that they may also obness of sins, and inheritance among tain the salvation which is in Christ them which are sanctified by faith Jesus with eternal glory, 2 Tim. . 10. that is in me, xxvi. 17, 18. Or saith And when the barbarians saw the he it altogether for our sakes? For venomous beast hang on his hand, they our sakes, no doubt, this is written : said among themselves, No doubt this that he that ploweth should plow in man is a murderer, whom, though he hope ; and that he that thresheth in hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance hope should be partaker of his hope. suffereth not to live, Acts Xxviii. 4. If we have sown unto you spiritual Therefore if I know not the meaning things, is it a great thing if we shall of the voice, I shall be unto him that reap your carnal things ? If others be speaketh a barbarian, and he that partakers of this power over you, are speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me, not we rather? Nevertheless we have i Cor. xiv. 11. Where there is neither not used this power; but suffer all Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor urthings, lest we should hinder the Gos- circumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, pel of Christ. Do ye not know that bond nor free: but Christ is all, and they which minister about holy things in all, Col. iii. 11. live of the things of the temple? And they which wait at the altar are par.

VER. 15. takers with the altar? Even so bath Ούτω, το κατ' εμέ πρόθυμον, και υμίν the Lord ordained that they which | τούς έν Ρώμη ευαγγελίσασθαι. preach the Gospel should live of the Gospel. But I have used none of

So, a as much as in me is, I am ready these things: neither have I written

to preach the Gospel to you that are at

Rome also. these things, that it should be so done unto me : for it were better for me to a If it be possible, as much as lieth die, than that any man should make in you, live peaceably with all men, my glorying void. For though I Rom. xii. 18. And the LORD said unto preach the Gospel, I have nothing to David my father, Whereas it was in glory of: for necessity is laid upon thine heart to build an house unto my me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach name, thou didst well that it was in not the Gospel! For if I do this thing thine heart, 1 Kings viii. 18. She bath willingly, I have a reward: but if done what she could : she is come against my will, a dispensation of the aforehand to anoint my body to the Gospel is committed unto me. What burying, Mark xiv. 8. For if there be is my reward then? Verily that, when first a willing mind, it is accepted acI preach the Gospel, I may make the cording to that a man hath, and not Gospel of Christ without charge, that according to that he bath not, 2 Cor. I abuse not my power in the Gospel. viii. 12. For though I be free from all men, yet b Also I heard the voice of the Lord, have I made myself servant unto all, saying, Whom shall I send, and who that I might gain the more. And unto will go for us? Then said I, Here the Jews I became as a Jew, that I am I; send me, Isa. vi, 8. Pray ye might gain the Jews; to them that therefore the Lord of the harvest, that are under the law, as under the law, he will send forth labourers into his that I might gain them that are under harvest, Matt. ix. 38. Jesus saith the law; To them that are without unto them, My meat is to do the will law, as without law, (being not with of him that sent me, and to finish his out law to God, but under the law to work, John iv. 34. Then Paul anChrist,) that I might gain them that swered, What mean ye to weep and are without law. To the weak be- I to break mine heart ? for I am ready

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