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uncircumcision, but a new creature. Galat. vi. 15. And have put on the new [man], which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond (nor] free: but Christ [is] all,

and in all. Coloss. iii. 10, 11. 16 h And that He And having made peace through the blood of his cross, by

him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, [I say], might reconcile both whether (they be] things in earth, or things in heaven. unto God in one body And you that were sometime alienated and enemies in by the

[your] mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled cross, having|| in the body of his flesh through death. Coloss. i. 20—22. slain the enmity there-|| God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself.

2 Cor. v. 19. by:

17 i And came and I create the fruit of the lips ; Peace, peace to [him that preached peace to you is), far off, and to [him that is) near, saith the Lord ;

and I will heal him. Isa. lvii. 19. Rejoice greatly, O which were afar off, and daughter of Zion; shout, o daughter of Jerusalem; beto them that were nigh. hold, thy King cometh unto thee; he [is] just, and having

salvation. And he shall speak peace unto the heathen. Zec. ix. 9, 10. The word which [God] sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ , (he is Lord of all;) Acts x. 36. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ; as though God did beseech (you] by us, we pray (you] in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.

2 Cor. v. 20. See on verse 13 (6) 18j For through Him I am the door ; by me if any man enter in, he shall be we both have access

saved. John. x. 9. By whom also we have access by faith

into this grace wherein we stand. Rom. v. 2. In whom Heb.iv. 13,76. vii.19. X.16, 20.

we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith

of him. Ephes. iii. 12. k By one Spirit unto thek For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body,

whether (we be] Jews or Gentiles, whether (we be] bond Father. dtech.xiije Rone.

or free; and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. vii. 16

1 Cor. xii. 13. Ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba Father Rom. viii. 15. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into

your hearts, crying, Abba Father. Galat. iv. 6. 19 Now, therefore,||

1 See on verse 12 (v) () ye are no more strangers and foreigners. but fellow-citizens

fellow-citizens Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother with the saints,

of us all. Galat. iv, 26. Ye are come unto Mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To


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the general assembly and church of the first born which

are written in heaven. Hebr. xii. 22, 23. n and of the Household 1 The house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. 1 Tim. iii.

Christ as a of faith;

Son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast
the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto

the end. Hebr. iii. 6. 20 . And are built

• And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ,

the Son of the living God. And I say also unto thee, That upon the foundation of thou art Peter ; and upon this rock I will build my church ; the Apostles and Pro- and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matt. xvi.

16, 18.

For we are labourers together with God: ye are phets, Jesus Christ him

God's husbandry, [ye are] God's building. According to self being the chief the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise mastercorner (stone.]

builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth
thereon. For other foundation can no man lay than that
is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Cor. iii. 9–11. And he
gave some, apostles; and some prophets ; and some, evan-
gelists ; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting
of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying
of the body of Christ. Ephes. iv. 11, 12. And the wall
of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names
of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. Rev. xxi. 14. The
stone [which]the builders refused is become the head (stone]
of the corner. Ps. cxviii. 22. 1 Pet. ii. 7. Thus saith the
Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone,
a tried stone, a precious corner [stone], a sure foundation :
he that believeth shall not make haste. Isai. xxviii. 16.
Rom. ix. 33. and 1 Peter ii. 6, same words. Jesus saith
unto them, Did ye never read in the Scriptures, The stone
which the builders rejected, the same is become the head
of the corner : this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous
in our eyes ? Matt. xxi. 42, Mark xii. 10, and Luke xx.
same words. This is the stone which was set at nought of
you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
Neither is there salvation in any other : for there is none
other name under heaven given among men whereby we
must be saved. Acts iv. 11, 12. To whom coming (as unto]
a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of
God [and] precious, Ye also, as lively stones, are built up

a spiritual house. 1 Peter ii. 4, 5.
21 p In whom all the P Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together.

Psalm cxxii. 3. From whom the whole body fitly joined building fitly framed

together, and compacted by that which every joint suptogether groweth unto plieth, according to the effectual working in the measure an holy temple in the of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edify

ing of itself in love. Ephes. iv. 16. Till we all come in Lord.

the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of


God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ. But, speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even) Christ. Ephes. iv. 13, 15. Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O Lord, for ever. Psalm xciii. 5. This [is] the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountain, the whole limit thereof round about [shall be] most holy. Ezek. xliii. 12. If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which [temple] ye are. 1 Cor. iii.

17. 22 9 In whom ye also Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This [is]

the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by are builded together might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord for an habitation of of hosts. Who [art] thou, o great mountain? before God through the Spirit. forth the head-stone [thereof with) shoutings, [crying,

Zerubbabel (thou shalt become] a plain: and he shall bring Grace, grace, unto it. Zechariah. iv. 6, 7. Ye are the temple of the living God: as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [then;] and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 2 Cor. vi. 16. Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwelleth in you ? 1 Cor. iii. 16. What! know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own ? 1 Cor. vi. 19. Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. 1 Peter. ii. 5. And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that He abideth in us by the Spirit which he hath given

us. 1 John iii. 24. Hereby know we that we dwell in CHAP. III.

Him, and He in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.

1 John iv. 13. r For this cause I Paul," But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a

chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Genthe prisoner of Jesus tiles, and kings, and the children of Israel ; For I will Christ for you Gentiles, shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's

sake. Acts ix. 15, 16. And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there : Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me. Acts xx. 22, 23. Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded [him] to be bound with two chains. Acts xxi. 33. But after two years, Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound. Acts xxiv. 27. And Paul said, I would to God that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds. Acts xxvi. 29. And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together, he said unto them, Men [and] brethren, though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans. For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see [you,] and to speak with (you:] because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain. Acts xxviii. 17, 20. That I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the Gospel. For which I am an ambassador in bonds. Ephes. vi. 19, 20. Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds. Coloss. iv. 3. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner. 2 Tim. i. 8. Yet for love's sake I rather beseech (thee,] being such an one as Paul the aged, and

now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. Philemon 9. 2- If ye have heard * For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but

if against my will, a dispensation [of the Gospel] is of the dispensation of committed unto me. 1 Cor. ix. 17. In hope of eternal life, the grace of God, which which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world

began ; But hath in due times manifested his word through is given me to you preaching, which is committed unto me according to the ward:

commandment of God our Saviour. Titus i. 2, 3. Let

so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. 1. Cor. iv. 1. Whereof 1 am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the Word of God. Coloss. i. 25. But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel. Acts ix. 15. As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. Acts xiji. 2, 46. And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles. Acts xxii. 21. Delivering thee from the people, and [from] the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, To open their eyes, [and] to turn (them) from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God. Acts xxvi. 17, 18. By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations,

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for his name. For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office. Rom. i. 5, xi. 13. I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given me of God, That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the Gospel of God. Rom. xv. 15, 16. (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles :) And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship; that we [should go] unto the

heathen, and they unto the circumcision. Gal. ii. 8, 9. 2. How that by reve

* And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice

speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, lation he made known saul, why persecutest thou me ? [it is) hard for thee to unto me the mystery;|| kick against the pricks. And I said, who art thou, Lord ? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.

But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee. Acts xxvi. 14, 15, 16. But I certify you, brethren, that the Gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught [it,] but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. It pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called [me] by his grace, To rereal

his Son in me. Galat. i. 11, 12, 15, 16. As I wrote afore in u See above on Chap. I. verses 9, 10. few words;

4 Whereby when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ, 5 v Which in other | For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righ

teous (men) have desired to see [those things] which ye ages was not made

see, and have not seen [them ;] and to hear (those things] known unto the sons which ye hear, and have not heard [them.] Matt. xiii. 17. of men, as it is now

and Luke x. 24. In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit,

and said, I thank thee, O l'ather, Lord of heaven and revealed unto the holy earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and apostles and prophets prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Fa

ther; for so it seemed good in thy sight. Luke. x. 21. by the Spirit;

But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, [even] the hidden (wisdom,] which God ordained before the world

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