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with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that ’ oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was a let hitherto,) that I might have b fruit among you

among you 6 also, even as among other Gentiles.

14 I am odebtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise,' and to the unwise. 8

15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the Gospel to you that are at Rome also.

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v 2 Cor. iv. 13 : We having the same spirit of faith. Tit. i.4: To Titus, mine son after the common faith. 2 Pet. i. 1: To them that have obtained like precious faith with us. 2 See on ver. 11.

Acts, xvi. 7: They assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not. Rom. xv. 22: I have been much hindered from coming to you. 1 Thes. ii. 18: We would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again ; but Satan hindered us.

• Phi, iv. 17 : Not because I desire a gift; but I desire fruit that may

abound to your account. c Acts, ix. 15: He is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel. 1 Cor. i. 22: The Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom. do. ix. 16 : Necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the Gospel ! 2 Cor. xi. 28 : That which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.

• Ps. xl. 9, 10: I have preached righteousness in the great congregation : lo, I have not refrained my lips, O Lord, thou knowest. I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation : I have not concealed thy lovingkindnesses and thy truth from the great congregation. See on Mat. x. 33.

e Jer. xxiii. 29 : Is not my word like as a fire ? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces ? I Cor. i. 18, 21: The preaching of the cross is to them that tion to every one that 'believeth ; to the Jew 8 first, and also to the Greek.

17 For therein is the righteousness of God perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. It pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. do. xv. 2: By which (Gospel] also ye are saved. 2 Cor. x. 4,5 : The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds ; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

See on MARK, xvi. 16. 8 Luke, ii. 30–33 : For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, which thou hast prepared before the face of all people. A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him. do. xxiv. 47: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Acts, xiii. 26: Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent. See on Mat. x. 6.

Acts, xv. 11 : But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they. Rom. iii. 21, 22, 25: The righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets ; even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe : whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God. do. iv. 3, 13: What saith the Scripture ? Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness. For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. do. viii. 3: What the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh. do. x. 3: They being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. 2 Cor. v. 21 : He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin ; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. GAL. ii. 16: Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ.

revealed from faith to faith :' as it is written, 'The just shall live by faith.

18 For the k'wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

19 Because that which may be known of God is 'manifest in them ;10 for God hath showed it unto them.

9 For therein the righteousness of God by faith is revealed to faith. Ham. 10 to them. A. V.

that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law : for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. Phi. ii. 9: Not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith. Heb. xi. 4: By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

HAB. ii. 4: Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him : but the just shall live by his faith. John, iii, 36: He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life : and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life ; but the wrath of God abideth on him. GAL. ii. 11 : That no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident ; for, The just shall live by faith. HEB, X. 38: Now the just shall live by faith : but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. do. xj. 7: By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house ; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith,

ACTS, xvii. 30: And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent. Eph. v. 6: Because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Repeated Cou. ji. 6. Eph. ii. 2: The spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience. Rev. xxii. 15: Without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

"Acts, xiv. 17: He left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.


20 For the “invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead;" so that they are without excuse :

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful ; but became 'vain in their imaginations, 13 and their foolish heart was darkened.

22 P Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

23 And changed the glory of the uncor

11 So that his invisible things, that is to say, his eternal power and Godhead, are understood and seen by the works from the creation of the world, &c. Ma. 12 that they may be. A. V. 13 reasonings. Br. Dod. We. Pu.

n John, i. 9: That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

n See on Acts, xiv. 17.

• 2 Kings, xvii. 15, 29 : And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them, that they should not do like them. Every nation made gods of their own. Ps. cvi. 20 : Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass. Jer. ii. 5: Thus saith the Lord, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain? See on Acts, xiv. 15.

P JBR. Viit. 8, 9: How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us ? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain. The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in them? do. x. 14: Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

4 DEUT. iv. 16, &c: Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female. Isa. xl. 18, 26 : To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him? Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these

ruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 14

24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to $dishonour their own bodies between themselves : 25 Who changed 15 the "truth of God 'into a

14 serpents. Wi. Ma. 15 As many as have transformed. Ham. things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth. Jer. ii. 11: Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods ? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit. EZEK. viii. 10: So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about. Acts, xvii. 29 : Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.

Eph. iv. 18, 19: Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart : who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. See on Acts, vii. 42.

s See on 1 Cok. vi. 18.

+ Lev. xviii. 22, 23 : Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind : it is abomination. Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith : neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto : it is confusion. I Cor. yi. 9, 10: Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind-shall inherit the kingdom of God.

u 1 Thes. i. 9: Ye turned to God from idols, to serve the living and true God. 1 John, v. 20: And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

ISA. xxviii. 15: We have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves. do. xliv. 20: He feedeth on ashes : a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot

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