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ed every where, the Lord working of peace sanctify you wholly: and I with them, and confirming the word pray God your whole spirit and soul with signs following. Amen, Mark and body be preserved blameless xvi. 20. How shall we escape, if we unto the coming of our Lord Jesus neglect so great salvation ; which at Christ. Faithful is he that calleth the first began to be spoken by the you, who also will do it, v. 23, 24. Lord, and was confirmed unto us by Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye them that heard him: God also bear look for such things, be diligent that ing them witness, both with signs and ye may be found of him in peace, wonders, and with divers miracles, without spot, and blameless, 2 Pet. and gifts of the Holy Ghost, accord iii. 14. Now unto him that is able ing to his own will ? Heb. i. 3, 4. to keep you from falling, and to preVER. 7.

sent you faultless before the presence 2cte üpeãs pen ictepenoba: iv jendevi Jade 94.

of his glory with exceeding joy, χαρίσματα, απεκδεχομένους την αποκά

c Being confident of this very thing, λυψιν του Κυρίου ημών Ιησού Χριστού .

that he which hath begun a good work So that a ye come behind in no gift; in you will perform it until the day of waiting for the * coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, Phil. i. 6. That ye may Jesus Christ :

approve things that are excellent; * Gr. revelation.

that ye may be sincere and without a For what is it wherein ye were offence till the day of Christ, 10. inferior to other churches, except it Holding forth the word of life; that I be that I myself was not burdensome may rejoice in the day of Christ, that to you forgive me this wrong, 2 Cor. I have not run in vain, ii. 16. But xii. 13.

the day of the Lord will come as a b See on 1 Thess. i. ver. 10.clause 1. thief in the night; in the which the

heavens shall pass away with a great VER. 8.

noise, and the elements shall melt "Ος και βεβαιώσει υμάς έως τέλους with fervent beat, the earth also and ανεγκλήτους εν τη ημέρα του Κυρίου ημών the works that are therein shall be Ιησού Χριστού.

burned up, 2 Pet. iii. 10. a Who shall also confirm you unto the

VER. 9. end, b that

ye

may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Πιστος ο Θεός, δι' ου εκλήθητε εις a See on Rom. xiv. ver. 4. clause 2. Xorvaviay to urob avtoï 'ing OÜ XPIC TO TOÜ

• Who shall lay any thing to the Kupiov npeão. charge of God's elect? Rom. viii. 33. a God is faithful, b by whom ye were That he might present it to himself a called cunto the fellowship of this Son glorious church, not having spot, or

Jesus Christ e our Lord. wrinkle, or any such thing but that a Know, therefore, that the LORD it should be holy and without blemish, thy God, he is God, the faithful God, Eph. v. 27. That ye may be blame- which keepeth covenant and mercy less and harmless, the sons of God with them that love him, and keep without rebuke, in the midst of a his commandments, to a thousand crooked and perverse nation, among generations, Deut. vii. 9. Thy mercy, whom ye shine as lights in the O Lord, is in the heavens, and thy world, Phil. ii. 15. And you, that faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds, were sometime alienated and enemies Psal. xxxvi.5. Nevertheless my lovin your mind by wicked works, yet ing-kindness will I not utterly take now hath he reconciled in the body from him, nor suffer my faithfulness of his Aesh through death, to present to fail, lxxxix. 33. Great is thy faithyou holy and unblameable and unre- fulness, Lam. iii. 23. There hath no proveable in his sight, Col. i. 21, 22. temptation taken you but such as is To the end he may stablish your hearts common to man : but God is faithful, unblameable in holiness before God, who will not suffer you to be tempted even our Father, at the coming of our above that ye are able, 1 Cor. x. 13. Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints, Faithful is he that calleth you, who also 1 Thess. iii. 13. And the very God will do it, 1 Thess. v. 24. But the Lord

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is faithful, who shall stablish you, and ye not rather suffer yourselves to be keep you from evil, 2 Thess, iii. S. defrauded ? Nay, ye do wrong, and If we believe not, yet he abideth defraud, and that your brethren, vi. faithful; he cannot deny himself, 6–8. For first of all, when ye come 2 Tim. ii. 13. Let us hold fast the together in the church, I hear that profession of our faith without wa there be divisions among you ; and vering ; (for he is faithful that pro- I partly believe it. For there must mised ;) Heb. x. 23. Wherefore, let be also heresies among you, that them that suffer according to the will they which are approved may be made of God, commit the keeping of their manifest among you, xi. 18, 19. souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator, 1 Pet. iy. 19. And

VER. 12. I saw heaven opened, and behold, a

Λέγω δε τούτο, ότι έκαστος υμών white horse; and he that sat upon λέγει: Εγώ μέν είμι Παύλου, εγώ δε Απολhim was called Faithful and True; aố, byà dè Kn¢ã, éyà dè xpso rou. and in righteousness doth he judge Now this I suy, that every one of you and make war, Rev. xix. 11.

saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos ; b See on Rom. i. ver. 6. clause 2.

and I of Cephas; and I of Christ, See on John vi. ver. 56. d Soe on Matt. xiv. ver. 33. clause 2.

VER. 13. e See on Luke i. ver. 11. clause 3.

Μεμέρισται ο Χριστός και μη Παύλος

έσταυρώθη υπέρ υμών, και εις το όνομα ΠαύVER. 10.

λου εβαπτίσθητες ; Παρακαλώ δε υμάς, αδελφοί, διά του ονόματος του Κυρίου ημών Ιησού Χριστού, fed for you ? or were ye baptised in the

Is Christ divided ? was Paul cruciίνα το αυτό λέγητε, πάντες, και μη και έν υμίν σχίσματα, ήτε δε κατηρτισμένοι

name of Paul? εν τω αυτώ νοι και εν τη αυτή γνώμη.

VER. 14. a Now I beseech you, brethren, by the Ευχαριστώ τω Θεώ ότι ουδένα υμών name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye | εβάπτισα, ει μή Κρίσπαν και Γάϊον: all speak the same thing, and that there be no * divisions among you ; but that ye

I thank God that I baptized none of be perfectly joined together in the same

you, a but Crispus b und Gaius; mind and in the same judgment.

a And Crispus, the chief ruler of * Gr. schisms.

the synagogue, believed on the Lord,

with all his house; and many of the * See on Rom. xii. ver. 16. clause 1. Corinthians hearing, believed, and

were baptized, Acts xviii. 8. VER. 11.

b See on Rom. xvi. ver. 23. clause 1. 'Έδηλώθη γάρ μοι σερί υμών, αδελφοί

VER. 15, μου, υπό τών Χλόης, ότι έριδες εν υμίν

"Ινα μή τις είπη ότι εις το εμον όνομα είσι. .

εσάστισα. . For it hath been declared unto me of

Lest you, my brethren, by them which are of

any should say that I had bap

tised in mine own name, the house of Chloe, a that there are contentions among you.

VER. 16. a For ye are yet carnal : for where 'Εβάστισα δε και τον Στεφανά οίκον as there is among you envying, and λοιπόν ουκ οίδα εί τινα άλλον έβάπτισα. strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? For while one

And I baptized also a the household saith, I am of Paul; and another, I of Stephanas : besides, I know not whe

ther I baptised any other. am of Apollos; are ye not carnal ? 1 Cor. iii. 3, 4. But brother goeth . I beseech you, brethren, (ye know to law with brother, and that before the house of Stephanas, that it is the the unbelievers. Now therefore there first-fruits of Achaia, and that they is utterly a fault among you, because have addicted themselves to the miye go to law one with another, Why nistry of the saints,) That ye submit do ye not rather take wrong? why do yourselves "unto such, and to every

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one that helpeth with us, and la- | and in them that perish: To the one boureth. I am glad of the coming of we are the savour of death unto death; Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achai- and to the other the savour of life cus : for that which was lacking on unto life. And who is sufficient for your part they have supplied, 1 Cor. these things? 2 Cor. i. 15, 16. But xvi. 15–17.

if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them

that are lost, iv. 3. VER. 17.

See on Rom. i. ver. 16. clause 3. Ου γαρ απέστειλε με Χριστός βαπ. τίζειν, αλλ' ευαγγελίζεσθαι· ουκ εν σο

VER. 19. φία λόγου, ίνα μη κενωθή ο σταυρός του Γέγραπται γάρ: 'Απολώ την σοφίαν τών Χριστού. .

σοφών, και την σύνεσιν των συνετών άθε

τήσω. . For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel : a not with wisdom * For it is wrilten, I will destroy the of * words, blest the cross of Christ wisdom of the wise, and will bring to should be made of none effect.

nothing the understanding of the pru

dent. * Or, speech.

a Therefore, behold, I will proceed a And I, brethren, when I came to to do a marvellous work among this you, came not with excellency of people, even a marvellous work and a speech or of wisdom, declaring unto wonder; for the wisdom of their wise you the testimony of God, 1 Cor. ii. 1.

men shall perish, and the understandAnd my speech and my preaching of their prudent men shall be hid, was not with enticing words of man's Isa. xxix. 14. wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 4. But we have

VER. 20. this treasure in earthen vessels, that

Πού σοφός και που γραμματεύς και που the excellency of the power may be | συζητητής του αιώνος τούτου; Ουχί έμώof God, and not of us, 2 Cor. iv. 7.

ρανεν ο Θεός την σοφίαν του κόσμου τούFor though we walk in the flesh, we

TOU; do not war after the flesh: (For the

a Where is the wise ; where is the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the scribe? where is the disputer of this pulling down of strong holds ;) x.

world ? b hath not God made foolish the S, 4.

wisdom of this world? b l'hat your faith should not stand a Where is the Scribe? where is the in the wisdom of men, but in the power receiver? where is he that counted of God, 1 Cor. ii. 5.

the towers? Isa. xxxiii. 18.

b See on Matt. vi. ver. 23. clause 2. VER. 18. “Ο λόγος γαρ και του σταυρού τοϊς μεν

VER. 21. απολλυμένοις μωρία εστι, τοϊς δε σωζο 'Επειδή γαρ εν τη σοφία του Θεού ουκ μένους ημίν δύναμις Θεού εστι. .

έγνω ο κόσμος διά της σοφίας τον Θεόν, a For the preaching of the cross bis idóŁNTEY ó Oids dià this implas tot anto them that perish foolishness ; c but púrpatos cãoas toùs mistaúortas. unto us which are saved it is the power a For after that in the wisclom of God of God.

the world by wisdom knew not God, bit a But we preach Christ crucified, pleased God by the foolishness of preachunto the Jews a stumblingblock, and ing to save them thut believe. unto the Greeks foolishness, ver, 23. a Because that, when they knew But the natural man receiveth not God, they glorified him not as God, the things of the Spirit of God : for neither were thankful, but became they are foolishness unto him : nei- vain in their imaginations, and their ther can be know them, because they foolish heart was darkened : Proare spiritually discerned, ii. 14. fessing themselves to be wise, they

For we are unto God a sweet sa became fools, And changed the glory vour of Christ, in them that are saved, I of the uncorruptible God into an

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image made like to corruptible man,

2 Cor. iv.5. See also on Matt. XX. Rom. i. 21-23.

ver. 28. clause 3. See on Rom. i. ver. 16. clause 3. b See on Matt. xi. ver. 6. clause 2.

c See on ver. 18. clause 1. VER. 22. Επειδή και Ιουδαίοι σημείον αιτούσι,

VER, 24. και “Ελληνες σοφίαν ζητούσιν

Αυτοις δε τους κλητοϊς Ιουδαίοις τε και

"Ελλησι Χριστόν Θεού δύναμιν και Θεού a For the Jews require a sign, band

σοφίαν· the Greeks seek after wisdom: a See on Matt. xii. ver. 38. clause 3. Jews and Greeks, - Christ the power of

a But unto them which are called, both b Then certain philosophers of the God, and the wisdom of God. Epicureans, and of the Stoics, encountered him. And some said,

a See on Rom. i. per. 7. clause 3. What will this babbler say ? other

b See on Rom. i. ver. 16. clause 2. some, He seemeth to be a setter forth

VER. 25. of strange gods : because be preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrec "Οτι το μωρών του Θεού, σοφώτερον των tion. And they took him, and brought ky@pám v isti xal rò đo teves to Deoù, him into Areopagus, saying, May we xupótspor Tür åv@póst av ésti. know what this new doctrine, whereof

Because the foolishness of God is wiser thou speakest, is? For thou bringest than men; and the weakness of God is certain strange things to our ears: we stronger than men. would kæow therefore what these things mean. (For all the Athenians,

VER. 26. and strangers which were there, spent Βλέπετε γαρ την κλήσιν υμών, αδελφοι, their time in nothing else, but either | ότι ου πολλοί σοφοί κατά σάρκα, ου σολ. to tell or to hear some new thing, Acts acl duvatoi, ou wanci sireveis. xviii. 18-21,

For ye see your calling, brethren, VER. 23.

how that a not many wise men after the 'Hpacis dè xngúcsoplev Xpsstór Éctav. flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, ρωμένον, Ιουδαίοις μεν σκάνδαλον, "Ελλησι | are called: δε μωρίαν·

a See on Matt. xi. ver. 25. clause 3. a But we preach Christ crucified,

VER. 27. bunto the Jews a stumblingblock, cand unto the Greeks foolishness ;

' 'Αλλά τα μωρά του κόσμου εξελέξατο

ο Θεός, ίνα τους σοφούς καταισχύνη και a For 1 determined not to know any τα ασθενή του κόσμου εξελέξατο ο Θεός, thing among you, save Jesus Christ, i've xatabxúrn rà icxugá. and him crucified, 1 Cor. ij. 2. And

a But God huth chosen the foolish we are witnesses of all things which he did, both in the land of the Jews things of the world to confound the wise ; and in Jerusalem ; whom they slew and God hath chosen the weak things of and hanged on a tree. Him God raised the world to confound the things which up the third day, and shewed him

are mighty; openly; Not to all the people, but a Out of the mouth of babes and unto witnesses chosen before of God, sucklings hast thou ordained strength, even to us, who did eat and drink because of thine enemies; that thou with him after he rose from the dead. mightest still the enemy and the And he commanded us to preach unto avenger, Psal. viii. 2. and Matt. xxi. the people, and to testify that it is be 16. For he bringeth down them that which was ordained of God to be the dwell on high; the lofty city he layJudge of quick and dead. To him eth it low: he layeth it low, even to give all the prophets witness, that the ground; he bringeth it even to the through his name whosoever believeth dust. The foot shall tread it down, in himn shall receive remission of sins, even the feet of the poor, ånd the steps Acts 1. 39-43. For we preach not of the needy, Isa. xxvi. 5, 6. And Jeourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, sus, walking by the sea of Galilee,

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saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, if it were no wood, Isa. X. 15. Thus and Andrew his brother, casting a saith the Lord, Let not the wise man net into the sea: for they were fishers. glory in his wisdom, neither let the And he saith unto them, Follow me, mighty man glory in his might, let not and I will make you fishers of men. the rich man glory in his riches ; But And they straightway left their nets, let him that glorieth, glory in this, and followed him. And going on that he understandeth and knoweth from thence, he saw other two breth me, that I am the Lord which exerren, James the son of Zebedee, and cise loving-kindness, judgment, and John bis brother, in a ship with Ze- righteousness, in the earth: for in bedee their father, mending their these things I delight, saith the LORD, nets : and he called them, Matt. iv. Jer. ix. 23, 24. 18-21. Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what

VER. 30. ye shall answer: For I will give you 'Εξ αυτού δε υμείς είστε εν Χριστώ a mouth and wisdom, which all your | Ιησού, ός εγενήθη ημίν σοφία από Θεού, adversaries shall not be able to gain. | δικαιοσύνη τε και αγιασμός και απολύsay nor resist, Luke xxi. 14, 15. And Tpois after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a

But of him are ye a in Christ Jesus, Jewess, be sent for Paul, and heard who of God is made unto ns e wisdom, him concerning the faith in Christ.

and drighteousness, and e sanctification,

fand redemption : And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, a See on John xiv. ver. 18. Felix trembled, and answered, Go And all things are of God, who thy way for this time; when I have a hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus convenient season, I will call for Christ, and hath given to us the mithee, Acts xxiv. 24, 25. But we have nistry of reconciliation, 2 Cor. v. 18. this treasure in earthen vessels, that c See on Luke xxi. ver. 15. clause 1. the excellency of the power may be of See on John xvi. ver. 10. clause 1. God, and not of us, 2 Cor. iv. 7.

e And she shall bring forth a son,

and thou shalt call his name JESUS : VER. 28.

for he shall save his people from their Kai Tà Cyrỹ Toũ xóc tai, tai kẹow- 1 sins, Matt i. 21. And for their takes Dempéve ittritato ó Oros, sal tà per orta, 1 sanctify myself, that they also might ίνα τα όντα καταργήση

be sanctified through the truth, John

xvii. 19. That they may receive forAnd buse things of the world, and giveness of sins, and inheritance things which are despised, hath God

among them which are sanctified by chosen, yea, and things which are not, faith that is in me, Acts xxvi. 18. to bring to nought things that are :

For we are his workmanship, created

in Christ Jesus unto good works, VER. 29.

which God hath before ordained that "Ons her navxhontas para det éva- we should walk in them, Eph. ii. 10. πιον αυτού. .

Husbands, love your wives, even as a That no flesh should glory in his Christ also loved the church, and gave

himself for it; That he might sanctify presence.

and cleanse it with the washing of a For who maketh thee to differ water by the word, That he might from another ? and what hast thou that present it to himself a glorious church, thou didst not receive? now if thou not having spot, or wrinkle, or any didst receive it, why dost thou glory, such thing; but that it should be holy as if thou hadst not received it? 1 Cor. and without blemish, v. 25—27. Who iv. 7. Shall the axe boast itself against gave himself for us, that he might him that heweth therewith? or shall redeem us from all iniquity, and puthe saw magnify itself against him rify unto himself a peculiar people, that shaketh it? as if the rod should zealous of good works, Tit. ii. 14. shake itself against them that lift it up, See on Rom. viii. ver. 23. clause 3. or as if the staff should lift up itself, as

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