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unto Thee: * and so will my soul | O LORD, * and Thou hast delivered whom Thou hast redeemed. V. My my soul from the nethermost hell. tongue also shall talk of Thy righteous- y. In the time of my trouble I will ness and of Thy praise all the day call upon Thee, for Thou heardest long. And. Glory. And.

And.
FRIDAY.

Lesson III.
Of the 2nd Ep. to the Corinthians.

MOST gladly therefore will I rather

glory in my infirmities, that the Lesson I. Chap. xii.

power of Christ may rest upon me. IT is not expedient for me doubtless Therefore I take pleasure in infirmi

to glory. I will come to visions ties, in reproaches, in necessities, in and revelations of the LORD. I knew persecutions, in distresses for Christ's a man in Christ above fourteen years sake : for when I am weak, then am ago, (whether in the body, I cannot I strong. I am become a fool in tell; or whether out of the body, I glorying; ye have compelled me: for cannot tell: God knoweth ;) such an I ought to have been commended of one caught up to the third heaven. you : for in nothing am I behind the And I knew such a man, (whether in very chiefest apostles, though I be the body, or out of the body, I cannot nothing. tell : God knoweth ;) how that he was Ry. The LORD is my refuge, and caught up into paradise, and heard my God is the strength of my confiunspeakable words, which it is not dence. Ý. He shall deliver me from lawful for a man to utter.

my strongest enemy: the LORD is my Ry. I will thank thee, O LORD my upholder. And. Glory. And. God, with all my heart: and will praise Thy Name for evermore : * for

SATURDAY. great is Thy mercy toward me. Of the 2nd Ep. to the Corinthians. y. Thou art my God, and I will thank Thee: Thou art my God, and I will

Lesson I. Chap. xiii. praise Thee. For.

THIS is the third time I am coming

to you. In the mouth of two or Lesson II.

three witnesses shall every word be OF such an one will I glory : yet of established. I told you before, and

myself I will not glory, but in foretell you, as if I were present, the mine infirmities. For though I would second time; and being absent now I desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; write to them which heretofore have for I will say the truth : but now I sinned, and to all other, that, if I forbear, lest any man should think of come again, I will not spare : since me above that which he seeth me to ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in be, or that he heareth of me. And me, which to you-ward is not weak, lest I should be exalted above measure but is mighty in you. For though he through the abundance of the revela- was crucified through weakness, yet tions, there was given to me a thorn he liveth by the power of God. For in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to we also are weak in him, but we shall buffet me, lest I should be exalted live with him by the power of God above measure. For this thing I be- toward you. sought the LORD thrice, that it might Rz. Destroy me not. p. lxxvi. depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee :

Lesson II. for my strength is made perfect in EXAMINE yourselves, whether ye

Ry. Great is Thy mercy toward me, selves. Know ye not your own selves,

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how that JESUS CHRIST is in you,

Lesson II. except ye be reprobates ? But I trust

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MARVEL that ye are that ye shall know that we are not removed from him that called you reprobates. Now I pray to God that into the grace of CHRIST unto another ye do no evil: not that we should gospel : which is not another; but appear approved, but that ye should there be some that trouble you, and do that which is honest, though we be would pervert the gospel of CHRIST. as reprobates. For we can do nothing But though we, or an angel from against the truth, but for the truth. heaven, preach any other gospel unto For we are glad, when we are weak, you than that which we have preached and ye are strong: and this also we unto you, let him be accursed. As wish, even your perfection.

we said before, so say I now again, If Ry. My heart. p. lxxvii.

any man preach any other gospel

unto you than that ye have received, Lesson III.

let him be accursed. For do I now being absent, lest being present I to please men? for if I yet pleased

, ? should use sharpness, according to the

men,

I should not be the servant of power which the LORD hath given me CHRIST. to edification, and not to destruction.

Ry. God, Who sittest. p. lxxiii. Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one

Lesson III. mind, live in peace and the God of BUT I certify you, brethren, that love and peace shall be with you. Greet one another with an holy kiss. me is not after man. For I neither All the saints salute you. The grace received it of man, neither was I of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, and the taught it, but by the revelation of love of God, and the communion of JESUS CHRIST. For ye have heard of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. my conversation in time past in the Amen.

Jews' religion, how that beyond meaRz. Unto Thee. p. lxxvii.

sure I persecuted the church of God,

and wasted it: and profited in the THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY. Jews' religion above many my equals

in mine own nation, being more exFIRST NOCTURN.

ceedingly zealous of the traditions of Here beginneth the Epistle of S. Paul my fathers. the Apostle to the Galatians.

Ry. The LORD is on. p. lxxiii.
Lesson I. Chap. i.

SECOND NOCTURN.
PAUL: an apostle, (mot bouf Jens of the Exposition of S. Augustine the

neither but by JESUS CHRIST, and God the FATHER, Who Bishop on the Epistle to the Galatians. raised him from the dead ;) and all

Lesson IV. the brethren which are with me, unto

Preface to Vol. 4. the churches of Galatia : grace be to THE cause of the Apostle's letter to

the and from our LORD JESUS CHRIST, may understand the grace of God to who gave himself for our sins, that have dealt so with them that they he might deliver us from this present should no longer be under the law. evil world, according to the will of For when the grace of the Gospel was God and our FATHER: To whom be preached to them, there did not fail glory for ever and ever. Amen. to be certain of the circumcision,

RY. O LORD, rebuke me not. p. lxxiii. though nominally Christians, holding

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not the doctrine of the free gift of

THIRD NOCTURN. grace, and seeking still to be under Lesson of the Holy Gospel according the burden of the law, which the

to S. Matthew. LORD God had imposed, not on the servants of righteousness, but on

Lesson VII. Chap viii. the servants of sin : for He gave un- AT that time : When Jesus was righteous men a righteous law, to

come down from the mountain bring to light, not to take away, their great multitudes followed Him. And sins. For nothing removes sin, ex- behold there came a leper and worcept the grace of faith, which worketh shipped Him. And that which follows. by love.

A Homily of S. Jerome the Priest. Ry. Thou shalt shew me. p. lxxiv.

Comm. on S. Matthew viii., B. 1. Lesson V.

When the LORD descended from the THESE persons then desired to mountain, multitudes met Him, be

subject to the burdens of the cause they were not strong enough to law the Galatians, who were already ascend to the higher places with Him. subject to this dispensation of grace, and first a Jeper met Him : because, asserting that, unless they were cir- with leprosy, he could not hear the cumcised and submitted to the other SAVIOUR's very detailed sermon on the carnal ordinances of the Jewish law, mount. Where it is to be noticed the Gospel profited them nothing. And that he was the first to be specially 80 they began to look with suspicion cured ; in the second place, the cenon the Apostle Paul, by whom the turion's servant: in the third, Peter's Gospel had been preached to them, as wife's mother, sick of the fever at not maintaining the discipline of the Capernaum ; in the fourth, those that other Apostles, who were obliging the were brought to Him vexed with Gentiles to live like Jews.

devils: from whom He cast out the Ry. I will love Thee. p. lxxiv.

spirit by a word, when also He healed

all that had any sickness. Lesson VI.

Ry. Unto Thee, O LORD. p. lxxiv. SUCH is the question discussed also in the epistle to the Romans.

Lesson VIII. Yet, as it would seem, with a difference, AND behold a leper came and worhe

shipped Him, saying. Rightly itself, and settles the dispute that after preaching and doctrine, follows arose between Jewish and Gentile an opportunity for a Sign: that, by believers, when the Jews assumed virtue of a miracle, the previous disthat the Gospel was their due reward course might be impressed on the for observance of the law, and were hearers. LORD, if Thou wilt, Thou unwilling that this reward should be canst make me clean. Whoso appeals given to the uncircumcised; and the to the will, doubts not of the power. Gentiles, on the other hand, claimed And JEsus put forth His hand and that they should be counted superior touched him, saying: I will, be thou to the Jews, who were guilty of the clean. When the LORD put forth His death of the LORD. But in this epistle hand, forthwith the leprosy fled. he addresses those who had been dis- And consider how humble and unturbed by the authority of those who boastful the answer. He had said, If were of the Jews, and who were | Thou wilt: the LORD answers, I will. forcing on them the observance of the He had begun with saying, Thou law.

canst make me clean: the LORD conRy. The earth is the LORD's. p. tinues the sentence, and says, Be thou lxxiv.

clean. Not therefore are the clauses

to be joined, as most Latins suppose,

Lesson II. reading, I will make thee clean: but separately; as He first says,

NOW ye therefore that they which

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I will : are of faith, the same are the then commands, Be thou clean. children of Abraham. And the scripRy. Two Seraphim. p. lxxv. ture, foreseeing that God would justify

the heathen through faith, preached Lesson IX.

before the gospel unto Abraham, sayANDJESUS said unto him: See thou ing, In thee shall. all nations be

tell no man. And, in truth, what blessed. So then they which be of need was there that he should boast faith are blessed with faithful Abrawith speech of that which he shewed ham. For as many as are of the plainly with his body? But go, shew works of the law are under the curse : thyself to the priest. For divers rea- for it is written, Cursed is every one sons He sends him to the priest; first, that continueth not in all things for humility's sake, that He might be which are written in the book of the seen to give honour to the priests. law to do them. For it was a precept of the law, that

Ry. Thou art my Helper. p. lxxv. whoso were cleansed from leprosy, should offer gifts to the priests.

Lesson III. Further, that they, seeing the leper BUT that no man is justified by the healed, would either believe or dis- law in the sight of God, it is evibelieve the SAVIOUR : if they be- dent: for, The just shall live by faith. lieved, they would be saved; if And the law is not of faith : but, The they believed not, they would be in- man that doeth them shall live in excusable. And lest also, according them. CHRIST hath redeemed us from to that whereof He was very frequently the curse of the law, being made a accused, He should seem to break the curse for us: for it is written, Cursed law.

is every one that hangeth on a tree : Te Deum, p. 15.

that the blessing of Abraham might

come on the Gentiles through JESUS MONDAY.

CHRIST; that we might receive the Of the Epistle to the Galatians. promise of the Spirit through faith. Lesson I. Chap. iii.

Ry. I will bless. p. lxxv. O FOOLISH Galatians, who hath

TUESDAY. bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes

Of the Epistle to the Galatians. JESUS CHRIST hath been evidently set

Lesson I. Chap. v. forth; crucified among you? This only STAND fast therefore in the liberty

ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by free, and be not entangled again with the hearing of faith? Are ye so the yoke of bondage. Behold, I Paul foolish ? having begun in the Spirit, say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, are ye now made perfect by the flesh ? CHRIST shall profit you nothing. For have ye suffered so many things in I testify again to every man that is vain? if it be yet in vain. He there- circumcised that he is a debtor to do fore that ministereth to you the Spirit, the whole law. CHRIST is become of and worketh miracles among you, no effect unto you, whosoever of you doeth he it by the works of the law, or are justified by the law ; ye are fallen by the hearing of faith? Even as from grace.

For we through the Abraham believed God, and it was Spirit wait for the hope of righteousaccounted to him for righteousness. ness by faith. Ry. O how plentiful. p. lxxv.

Rz. Hear my prayer. p. lxxvi.

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Lesson II.

heavenly places in CHRIST : accordFOR in Jesus Christ neither cir- ing as he hath chosen us in him before

cumcision availeth any thing, nor the foundation of the world, that we uncircumcision: but faith which work should be holy and without blame eth by love. Ye did run well; who before him in love. did hinder you that ye should not Ry. Destroy me not. p. lxxvi. obey the truth? This persuasion

Lesson II. cometh not of him that calleth you. A little leaven leaveneth the whole HAVING predestinated us unto the lump. I have confidence in you

adoption of children by JESUS through the LORD, that ye will be CHRIST to himself, according to the none otherwise minded: but he that, good pleasure of his will, to the troubleth you shall bear his judgment, praise of the glory of his grace, whosoever he be.

wherein he hath made us accepted in RI. The LORD hath. p. lxxvi.

the beloved. In whom we have re

demption through his blood, the forLesson III.

giveness of sins, according to the , if I circumcision, why do I yet suffer abounded toward us in all wisdom persecution ? then is the offence of and prudence; having made known the cross ceased. I would they were unto us the mystery of his will, aceven cut off which trouble you. For, cording to his good pleasure which he brethren, ye have been called unto hath purposed in himself: that in the liberty; only use not liberty for an dispensation of the fulness of times occasion to the flesh, but by love serve he might gather together in one all one another. For all the law is ful things in Christ, both which are in filled in one word, even in this; Thou heaven, and which are on earth ; even shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. in him. But if ye bite and devour one another,

Ry. My heart is fixed. p. lxxvii. take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. This I say then,

Lesson III. Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not IN whom also we have obtained an fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the inheritance, being predestinated flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and according to the purpose of him who the Spirit against the flesh : and these worketh all things after the counsel are contrary the one to the other; so of his own will : that we should be that ye cannot do the things that ye to the praise of his glory, who first would.

trusted in CHRIST. In whom ye also Ry. I said, LORD. p. lxxvi.

trusted, after that ye heard the word WEDNESDAY.

of truth, the gospel of your salvation:

in whom also after that ye believed, Here beginneth the Epistle of S. Paul ye were sealed with that holy Spirit the Apostle to the Ephesians. of promise, which is the earnest of Lesson I. Chap. i.

our inheritance until the redemption PAUL, an apostle of Jesus CHRIST of the purchased possession, unto the

by the will of God, to the saints praise of his glory. which are at Ephesus, and to the R7. Unto Thee. p. lxxvii. faithful in CHRIST JESUS: grace be to

THURSDAY, you, and peace from God our Father, and from the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

Of the Epistle to the Ephesians. Blessed be the God and FATHER of our

Lesson I. Chap iv. Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed I THEREFORE, the prisoner of the us with all spiritual blessings in LORD, beseech you that ye walk

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