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persons thanks may be given by many | A. D. 60.

on our behalf.
The apostle's salutation. 3 The consolation God had
given him in his tribulation enabled him to comfort
others. 8 His trouble in Asia. 12. The ground of timony of our conscience, that in sim-
his rejoicing. 15 His reasons in not visiting them.

plicity and "godly sincerity,'not with n ch. 2. 17. & al Cor. 1.1. PAUL, a an apostle of Jesus Christ fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of 4.2. Eph. 1. 1.

101 Cor. 2. 4, 1 by the will of God, and Timothy God, we have had our conversation | o13. Col. 1. 1. 1 Tim. 1. 1. our brother, unto the church of God in the world, and more abundantly to 2 Tim. 1. 1.

which is at Corinth, b with all the you-ward. b Phil. 1. 1. Col. 1. 2. saints which are in all Achaia : 13 For we write none other things c Rom. 1. 7. 1 2 ° Grace be to you, and peace, from unto you, than what ye read or ac1 Cor. 1. 3. God our Father and from the Lord knowledge; and I trust ye shall acGal. 1. 3. Phil. 1. 2. Jesus Christ.

| knowledge even to the end ; Col. 1. 2. 1 Thess. 1. 1.

| 3d Blessed be God, even the Father 14 As also ye have acknowledged us 2 Thess. 1. 2.

of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father | in part, P that we are your rejoicing, Ip ch. 5. 12. Philem. 3.

of mercies, and the God of all com- even as 4 ye also are ours in the day d Eph. 1. 3.

Phil 1 Pet. 1. 3. fort;

of the Lord Jesus.

Thess. 2. 19,

20. 4 Who comforteth us in all our trib- 15 And in this confidence "I was

r1 Cor. 4. 19. ulation, that we may be able to com- minded to come unto you before, that's Rom. 1. 11. fort them which are in any trouble, by ye might have sa second Il benefit; in Or, grace. the comfort wherewith we ourselves 16 And to pass by you into Maceare comforted of God.

I donia, and to come again out of t 1 Cor. 16. 5, O Acts 9. 4. 1 5 For as e the sufferings of Christ Macedonia unto you, and of you to

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ch. 4. 10.
Col. 1. 24.

abound in us, so our consolation also be brought on my way toward Ju-
aboundeth by Christ.

dea. i ch. 4. 15.

6 And whether we be afflicted, fit is 17 When I therefore was thus mind

for your consolation and salvation, ed, did I use lightness ? or the things ll Or, is which II is effectual in the enduring of that I purpose, do I purpose u ac u ch. 10. 2. wrought.

the same sufferings which we also cording to the flesh, that with me
suffer: or whether we be comforted, there should be yea, yea, and nay,
it is for your consolation and salva- nay?
tion.

18 But as God is true, our \l word | Or, preachn And our hope of you is steadfast, toward you was not yea and nay.

ing. & Rom. 8. 17. knowing, that s as ye are partakers of 19 For the Son of God, Jesus x Mark 1. 1. 2 Tim. 2. 12. the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the Christ, who was preached among you

Luke 1. 35.

Acts 9. 20. consolation.

by us, even by me and Silvanus and 8 For we would not, brethren, have Timotheus, was not yea and nay, h Acts 19. 23. you ignorant of hour trouble which y but in him was yea.

y Heb. 13. 8. 1 Cor. 15, 32.

came to us in Asia, that we were press- 20 z For all the promises of God in z Rom. 15. 8, & 16. 9. ed out of measure, above strength, him are yea, and in him Amen, unto

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a 1 John 2. 20, insomuch that we despaired even of the glory of God by us.

27. life : | 21 Now he which stablisheth us with b Eph. 1. 13.

& 4. 30. 2 1 Or, answer. | 9 But we had the Il sentence of death you in Christ, and a hath anointed us,

Tim. 2. 19. | i Jer. 17.5, 7. in ourselves, that we should i not trust is God;

Rev. 2. 17.

c chi. 5. 5. in ourselves, but in God which raiseth 22 Who bhath also sealed us, and

Eph. 1. 14. the dead :

given the earnest of the Spirit in our a Rom. 1. 9. * 2 Pet. 2. 9. ! 10 k Who delivered us from so great hearts.

ch. 11.31.

Gal. 1. 20. a death, and doth deliver: in whom 23 Moreover dI call God for a record Phil. 1. 8. we trust that he will yet deliver upon my soul, e that to spare you I

e 1 Cor. 4. 21.

ch. 2. 3. & 12. US; | came not as yet unto Corinth.

20.& 13. 2, 10. :! Rom. 15. 30. 11 Ye also helping together by 24 Not for that we have dominion f 1 Cor. 3. 5. Phil. 1. 19.

1 Pet. 5. 3. Philem. 22. prayer for us, that m for the gift be- over your faith, but are helpers of

g Rom. 11. 20. mch. 4. 15. stowed upon us by the means of many your joy : for 5 by faith ye stand. 1 Cor. 15. 1. The offender is forgiven.

II. CORINTHIANS.

The gospel ministration.

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| the savour of life unto life. And "who | A. D. 60. CHAPTER II.

is sufficient for these things?
Having shewn why he came not to them, 6 the apostle

directeth them to receive again the excommunicated
person. 12 His disappointment in not finding Titus

li Or, deal at Trous. 14 His thanksgiving to God for his suc

deceitfully cess in preaching the yospel.

with. sight of God speak well in Christ. ll Or, of. DUT. I determined this with my

r1 Cor. 15. 10. a ch. 1. 23. & D self, a that I would not come

CHAPTER III.

ch. 3. 5, 6. 12. 20, 21. &

sch. 4. 2. & 11. 13. 10. again to you in heaviness.

They are his epistle of commendation. 7 The minis

| 13. 2 Pet. 2. tration of the spirit shewn to be more glorious than

ch. 1. 12. & he then that maketh me glad, but the the ministration of condemnation.

4. 2. same which is made sorry by me? 110 a we begin again to commend a ch. 5. 12. & 3 And I wrote this same unto you, U ourselves ? or need we, as some | 10. 8, 12. &

12. 11. b ch. 12. 21. lest, when I came, bI should have others, bepistles of commendation to | b Acts 18. 27.

sorrow from them of whom I ought you, or letters of commendation from C ch. 7. 16. & to rejoice; having confidence in you you? 8. 22. Gal. 5. 1 all, that my joy is the joy of you all. 2 · Ye are our epistle written in our c 1 Cor. 9. 2.

4 For out of much affliction and hearts, known and read of all men :

anguish of heart I wrote unto you 3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly d ch. 7. 8, 9,

with many tears; d not that ye should declared to be the epistle of Christ 12.

be grieved, but that ye might know d ministered by us, written not with d 1 Cor. 3. 5.
the love which I have more abun- ink, but with the Spirit of the living
dantly unto you.
God; not e in tables of stone, but fine Ex. 24. 12.

& 34. 1. e 1 Cor. 5. 1. | 5 But e if any have caused grief, he fleshy tables of the heart.

f Ps. 40. 8. i Gal. 4. 12. hath not f grieved me, but in part: 4 And such trust have we through Jer. 31. 33.

Ez. 11. 19. & that I may not overcharge you all. Christ to God-ward :

36. 26. Heb. | 6 Sufficient to such a man is this 5 Not that we are sufficient of 8. 10.

& John 15. 5. ll Or, censure. | | punishment, which was inflicted sof ourselves to think any thing as of

ch. 2. 16. g 1 Cor. 5. 4, many.

ourselves; but hour sufficiency is of h1 Cor. 15. 10. 1 5. 1 Tim. 5.

Phil. 2. 13. 20. 7 h So that contrariwise ye ought God;

i 1 Cor. 3. 5. h Gal. 6. 1. rather to forgive him, and comfort 6 Who also hath made us able& 15. 10. ch. him, lest perhaps such a one should i ministers of k the new testament;

5. 18. Eph.

3.7. Col. 1. be swallowed up with overmuch sor- not lof the letter, but of the spirit: 25,29. 1 Tim. form the letter killeth, " but the spirit

1. 11. 12. row.

2Tim. 1. 11. 8 Wherefore I beseech you that ye il giveth life.

|| Or, quickenwould confirm your love toward him. 7 But if the ministration of death,

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k Jer. 31. 31. 9 For to this end also did I write, P written and engraven in stones, was

Matt. 26. 28.
Heb. 8. 6, 8.

I Rom. 2. 27, i ch. 7. 15. & you, whether ye be i obedient in all rael could not steadfastly behold the

23. & 7. 6. things.

face of Moses for the glory of his m Rom. 3. 20. 10 To whom ye forgive any thing, countenance; which glory was to be & 4..15;& 7. I forgive also : for if I forgave any done away;

Gal. 3. 10. thing, to whom I forgave it, for your 8 How shall not " the ministration of John 6. 63.

Rom. 8. 2. || Or, in the sakes forgave I it ll in the person of the spirit be rather glorious ?

o Rom.7. 10. sight. Christ; | 9 For if the ministration of condem- » Ex. 34. 1, 28.

Deut. 10. 1, 11 Lest Satan should get an advan- nation be glory, much more doth the tage of us : for we are not ignorant of ministration sof righteousness exceed 9 Ex. 34. 29,

30,35. his devices. in glory.

r Gal. 3. 5. k Acts 16. 8.

12 Furthermore, k when I came to 10 For even that which was made s Rom. i.ją & 20. 6. Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and glorious had no glory in this respect, & 3. 21. 11 Cor. 16.9. Ha door was opened unto me of the by reason of the glory that excelLord,

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mch. 7,5,6. 13 m I had no rest in my spirit, be- 11 For if that which is done away

cause I found not Titus my brother; | was glorious, much niore that which
but taking my leave of them, I went remaineth is glorious.

tch, 7. 4. from thence into Macedonia.

12 Seeing then that we have such ! Eph. 6. 19. 14 Now thanks be unto God, which hope, we use great ll plainness of ll Or, boldness.

always causeth us to triumph in speech: u Cant, 1, 3. Christ, and maketh manifest n the 13 And not as Moses, 4 which put a u Ex. 34. 33, savour of his knowledge by us in vail over his face, that the children

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Gal. 3. 23. 15 For we are unto God a sweet to * the end of that which is abolish- y Is. 6. 10. 01 Cor. 1. 18. savour of Christ, oin them that are ed :

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faith, according as it is written, bI 15 But even unto this day, when Mo- believed, and therefore have I spo- a Rom. 1. 12.

2 Pet. 1. 1. ses is read, the vail is upon their heart. ken; we also believe, and therefore

b Ps. 116. 10. z Ex. 34. 34. 16 Nevertheless, 2 when it shall turn speak; Rom. 11. 23, to the Lord, a the vail shall be taken 14 Knowing that he which raised Rom. 8. 11.

1 Cor. 6. 14. a Is. 25. 7. aw

up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us b ver. 6. | 17 Now b the Lord is that Spirit: also by Jesus, and shall present us 1 Cor, 15. 45.

and where the Spirit of the Lord is, with you.
there is liberty.

| 15 Ford all things are for your sakes, d 1 Cor. 3. 21. c 1 Cor. 13. 12.

18 But we all, with open face be- thate the abundant grace might Col. i. 24. d ch. 4. 4, 6. °1 Tim. 41. 11. | holding as in a glass d the glory of through the thanksgiving of many | 2 Tim. 2. 10. e Rom. 8. 29. the Lord, e are changed into the same redound to the glory of God.

e ch. 1. 11. & 1 Cor. 15. 49.

8. 19. & 9.11, Col.3. 10. *** | image from glory to glory, even as 16 For which cause we faint not; | 12. | Or, of the by the Spirit of the Lord.

but though our outward man perish, Lord the Spirit.

yet the inward man is renewed day | Rom. 7. 22. CHAPTER IV.

Eph. 3. 16. by day.

Col. 3. 10. The apostle's sincerity and diligence in preaching the

1 Pet. 3. 4. gospel. 7 How his troubles and persecutions did re

g Matt. 5. 12. dound to the praise of God's power, 12 to the benefit

Rom. 8. 18. of the church, 16 and to the apostle's own eternal far more exceeding and eternal weight | 1 Pet. 1. 6. & glory.

5. 10. of glory ; WHEREFORE, seeing we have | 18 h While we look not at the things 1 Rom. 8. 24. a ch. 3. 6. I a this ministry, bas we have re- which are seen, but at the things

ch. 5. 7.

Heb. 11. 1. b. 1 Cor. 7. 25. I ceived mercy, we faint not;

which are not seen : for the things 1 Tim. 1. 13.

2 But have renounced the hidden which are seen are temporal; but + Gr. shame, things of t dishonesty, not walking in the things which are not seen are Rom. 1. 16. & 6. 21.

craftiness, nor handling the word of eternal. c ch, 2. 17. God deceitfully ; but, "by manifesta1 Thess. 2. 3, tion of the truth, e commending our

CHAPTER V. d_ch. 6. 4,7. & selves to every man's conscience in The apostle's assurance of eternal life, 2 and desire to 7. 14. the sight of God.

be absent from the body, and to be present with the e ch. 5. 11. .

Lord. 9 He laboureth to be accepted of him. 12 f 1 Cor. 1. 18. | 3 But if our gospel be hid, fit is hid |

The love of Christ constraineth him to act. 18 The ch. 2. 15. I to them that are lost:

ministry of reconciliation. 2 Thess. 2. | 4 In whom the god of this world DOR we know that, if a our earthly a Job 4. 19.

ch. 4. 7. & John 12. 31. n hath blinded the minds of them T house of this tabernacle were dis

2 Pet. 1. 13, & 14. 30. &

14. which believe not, lest i the light of solved, we have a building of God, a | 16. 11. Eph. 6. 12.

the glorious gospel of Christ, k who is house not made with hands, eternal h Is. 6. 10. John 12. 40.

the image of God, should shine unto in the heavens. ch. 3. 14. them.

2 For in this bwe groan, earnestly • Rom. 8. 23. ich. S. 8, 9, 5 For we preach not ourselves, but desiring to be clothed upon with our k John 1. 18. Christ Jesus the Lord; and mourselves house which is from heaven : & 12. 45.

your servants for Jesus' sake. | 3 If so be that being clothed welc Rev. 3. 18. Phil. 2. 6.

& 6 For God, "who commanded the shall not be found naked. Col. 1. 15.

16. 15. Heb. 1, 3.

light to shine out of darkness, thath 4 For we that are in this tabernacle + Gr. is he who hath.

shined in our hearts, to give P the do groan, being burdened: not for that 11 Cor. 1. 13, light of the knowledge of the glory we would be unclothed, but a clothed | a 1 Cor. 15. 23. & 10. 33. of God in the face of Jesus Christ. upon, that mortality might be swal

53, 54. m 1 Cor. 9. 19.

ch. 1. 24. 1 But we have this treasure in lowed up of life. n Gen. 1.3.

I earthen vessels,' that the excellency 5 Now e he that hath wrought us e Is. 29. 23. 02 Pet. 1. 19.

Eph. 2. 10. p ver. 4.

of the power may be of God, and not for the selfsame thing is God, who 1 Pet. 2.9. of us.

also fhath given unto us the earnest ? Rom. 8. 23. 9 ch.5.1.

ch. 1. 22. 8 We are stroubled on every side, of the Spirit.

Eph. 1. 14. rl Cor. 2. 5.

yet not distressed; we are perplexed, ch. 12. 9.

& 4. 30.

6 Therefore we are always confident, ll Or, not alto but ll not in despair;

knowing that, whilst we are at home gether with

| 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken ; tcast in the body, we are absent from the out help, or, means: down, but not destroyed;

Lord: sch. 7.5.

10 u Always bearing about in the 7 For 8 we walk by faith, not by 8 Rom. 8. 24. t Ps. 37. 24.

25. 1 Cor. 13. u 1 Cor. 15. body the dying of the Lord Jesus, sight:

12. ch. 4. 18. 31. ch. 1. 5, * that the life also of Jesus might be 8 We are confident, I say, and | Heb. 11. 1. 9. Gal. 6. 17. Phil. 3. 10. made manifest in our body.

willing rather to be absent from h Phil. 1. 23. * Rom. 8. 17. 11 For we which live y are alway de- the body, and to be present with the 2 Tim. 2. 11. i Pet. 4. 13.: | livered unto death for Jesus' sake, that Lord. y Ps. 41. 22. the life also of Jesus might be made 9 Wherefore we'llabour, that, wheth- / || Or, endeavRom. 8. 36. 1 Cor. 15. 31. | manifest in our mortal flesh.

er present or absent, we may be ac

i Matt. 25. 31. z ch. 13. 9. 12 So then 2 death worketh in us, cepted of him.

32. Rom, 14. but life in you.

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II. CORINTHIANS.

Paul's zeal and selfdenial.

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every one may receive the things behold, now is the day of salvation.) | k Rom. 2, 6. done in his body, according to that 3 e Giving no offence in any thing, e Rom. 14. 13. Gal. 6. 7.

1 Cor. 9. 12. Eph. 6. 8. he hath done, whether it be good or that the ministry be not blamed:

& 10. 32. Col. 3. 24, 25.

4 But in all things + approving our- 1 + Gr.comRev. 22. 12. I Job 31. 23.

| 11 Knowing therefore the terror of selves fas the ministers of God, in mending, Heb. 10. 31. | the Lord, we persuade men ; but mwe much patience, in afflictions, in ne- 1 1 Cor. 4. 1. Jude 23. mch. 4. 2.

are made manifest unto God; and Icessities, in distresses,
trust also are made manifest in your 5 8 In stripes, in imprisonments, ll in 11.Or, in toss-
tumults, in labours, in watchings, in

ings to and consciences.

fro. nch. 3. 1. 12 For " we commend not ourselves fastings;

g ch. 11. 23,

&c. again unto you, but give you occa- 6 By pureness, by knowledge, by 0 ch. 1. 14. sion 'to glory on our behalf, that ye longsuffering, by kindness, by the

may have somewhat to answer them Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, + Gr. in the which glory tin appearance, and not 7 h By the word of truth, by i the n ch. 4. 2. & 7. fuce. in heart. power of God, by k the armour of .14..

i1 Cor. 2. 4. p ch. 11. 1, 16, 1 13 For P whether we be beside our- righteousness on the right hand and k ch. 10.4. 17. & 12.6,11. selves, it is to God: or whether we on the left,

Eph. 6. 11,

13. 2 Tim. be sober, it is for your cause.

8 By honour and dishonour, by evil 4.2.2 14 For the love of Christ constrain- report and good report: as deceivers,

| eth us; because we thus judge, that and yet true; q Rom. 5. 15. 1 9 if one died for all, then were all 9 As unknown, and yet well known; 1 ch. 4. 2. & 5.

11. & 11. 6. dead: mas dying, and, behold, we live; "as

m 1 Cor. 4. 9. 1 Rom. 6. 11, | 15 And that he died for all, 'that chastened, and not killed ;

ch. 1. 9. & 4. 12. & 14. 7, 8. | they which live should not hence- 1 10 As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing;1011019

10, 11. 1 Cor. 6: 19. Gal. 2. 20. forth live unto themselves, but unto as poor, yet making many rich; as 1 Thess. 5. | him which died for them, and rose having nothing, and yet possessing all 10. 1 Pet. 4. again.

things. & Matt. 12. 50. 16 s Wherefore henceforth know we 110 ye Corinthians, our mouth is John 15. 14. Gal. 5.6. "* no man after the flesh: yea, though open unto you, o our heart is enlarged. 0 ch. 7.3. Phil. 3. 7, 8. we have known Christ after the flesh, 12 Ye are not straitened in us, but Col. 3. 11. t John 6. 63. 1 yet now henceforth know we him no Pye are straitened in your own bow-p ch. 12. 15. u Rom. 8. 9. & more.

16. 7. Gal. 6. 17 Therefore if any man u be in 13 Now for a recompense in the || Or, let him

Christ, ll he is a new creature : y old same, (a I speak as unto my chil- q1 Cor. 4. 14

things are passed away ; behold, all dren,) be ye also enlarged. x Gal. 5. 6. & 6. 15. things are become new.

14 Be ye not unequally yoked to- ' . Deut. 7. 2. 3.

1 Cor. 5. 9. & y Is. 43, 18, 18 And all things are of God, a who gether with unbelievers : for $what 7.39. 19. & 65. 17.

hath reconciled us to himself by Je fellowship hath righteousness with s 1 Sam. 5. 2, Eph. 2. 15.

3. 1 Kings Rev. 21. 5. sus Christ, and hath given to us the unrighteousness ? and what commu

18. 21. 1 Cor. z Rom. 5. 10. ministry of reconciliation ; nion hath light with darkness?

10. 21. Eph. Eph. 2. 16.

5. 7,11. Col. 1. 20. 19 To wit, that a God was in Christ, 15 And what concord hath Christ 1 John 2. 2.

reconciling the world unto himself, with Belial ? or what part hath he & 4. 10.

not imputing their trespasses unto that believeth with an infidel ? + Gr. put in them; and hath † committed unto us 16 And what agreement hath the the word of reconciliation.

temple of God with idols ? for † ye are t 1 Cor. 3. 16. a Rom. 3. 24,

& 6. 19. Epli. 20 Now then we are bambassadors for the temple of the living God; as God! 2. 21. 22." b Job 33, 23. Christ, as · though God did beseech hath said, " I will dwell in them, and Heb. 3. 6. Mal. 2. 7.

u Ex, 29. 45. ch. 3. 6. you by us: we pray you in Christ's walk in them; and I will be their

Lev. 26. 12. Eph. 6. 20. I stead, be ye reconciled to God. God, and they shall be my people. Jer. 31.33. & c ch. 6. 1.

32. 38. Ez | 21 For d he hath made him to be 17 Wherefore come out from

11. 20. & 36. d Is. 53, 6, 9, 12. Gal. 3. 13. sin for us, who knew no sin; that among them, and be ye separate, 28. & 37, 26,

&c. Zech. 1 Pet. 2. 22,

we might be made e the righteous- saith the Lord, and touch not the 8. 8. & 13. 9. 24. 1 John 3. 5. ness of God in him.

unclean thing; and I will receive * Is. 52. 11. e Rom. 1. 17.

you,

Rev. 18. 4. & 5. 19. & 10. CHAPTER VI.

18 y And will be a Father unto you, y Jer. 31. 1, 9. Paul beseecheth them not to receive the grace of God in

vain. 3 His faithful and selfdenying labours in the

ministry. 11 His strong affection for them, 13 and a 1 Cor. 3. 9. W E then, as a workers together

CHAPTER VII. b ch, 5. 20. W with him, b beseech you also

The apostle exhorteth them to purity of life, and to

bear him like affection as he doth to them. 4 He dec Heb. 12. 15. that ye receive not the grace of clareth what comfort hc reccived in his afflictions

from the coming of Titus, 7 and from the report he

gave of the godly sorrow his former epistle had d Is. 49. 8. 2 (For he saith, I have heard thee wrought in them. 13 Their kindness to Titus. in a time accepted, and in the dayL TAVING a therefore these prom- a ch. 6. 17, 18.

1 1 John 3. 3. of salvation have I succoured thee :/ 11 ises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse

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made before Titus, is found a truth.
2 Receive us; we have wronged no 15 And his tinward affection is + Gr. bowels,

ch. 6. 12. b Acts 20. 33. man, we have corrupted no man, bwe more abundant toward you, whilst ch. 12. 17. have defrauded no man. | he rememberethrthe obedience of rch. 2. 9.

Phil. 2. 12. 3 I speak not this to condemn you : you all, how with fear and trem- | c ch. 6, 11, 12, for "I have said before, that ye are bling ye received him. in our hearts to die and live with 16 I rejoice therefore that sI have 32 Thess. 3. 4.

Philem. 8, q0น.

confidence in you in all things. d ch. 3. 12. 4 . Great is my boldness of speech e 1 Cor. 1. 4.

CHAPTER VIII. toward you, e great is my glorying

of vou: flam filled with comfort. He stirreth them, up to a liberal contribution for the fch. 1. 4.

poor saints at Jerusalen ; 16 and commendeth to Phil, 2. 17. I am exceeding joyful in all our trib then Titus and others, who were coming to them in Col. 1. 24. ulation.

reference to this business. 8 ch. 2. 13. 5 For, when we were come into MOREOVER, brethren, we do

Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, M you to wit of the grace of God h ch. 4. 8. buth we were troubled on every side; bestowed on the churches of Macei Deut. 32. 25. i without were fightings, within were donia; fears.

| 2 How that, in a great trial of afk ch. 1. 4. 6 Nevertheless k God, that com- fliction, the abundance of their joy

forteth those that are cast down, and a their deep poverty abounded a Mark 12. 44. 1 See ch. 2. 13. comforted us by the coming of Ti- | unto the riches of their + liberality. + Gr. simplitus;

3 For to their power, I bear record,

city, ch. 9. 11. 7 And not by his coming only, but yea, and beyond their power they by the consolation wherewith he was were willing of themselves ; comforted in you, when he told us 4 Praying us with much entreaty your earnest desire, your mourning, that we would receive the gift, and your fervent mind toward me; so take upon us bthe fellowship of the Acts 11. 29. that I rejoiced the more. ministering to the saints.

& 24. 17.

Rom. 15. 25, 8 For though I made you sorry with 5 And this they did, not as we hoped, | 26. 1 Cor. 16. m ch. 2. 4. a letter, I do not repent, m though I | but first gave their own selves to the 1, 3, 4. ch. 9.

did repent : for I perceive that the Lord, and unto us by the will of
same epistle hath made you sorry, |

God.
though it were but for a season.

9 Now I rejoice, not that ye were that as he had begun, so he would ch. 12. 18. made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to also finish in you the same ll grace 11 Or, gift,

repentance: for ye were made sorry also. 11 Or, accord ll after a godly manner, that ye might! 7 Therefore, as dye abound in every 2 1 Cor. 1.5. ing to God.

receive damage by us in nothing. I thing, in faith, and utterance, and / ch. 12. 13. 0 2 Sam. 12. 10 For n godly sorrow worketh re- knowledge, and in all diligence, and 13. Matt. 26. 75.

pentance to salvation not to be re- in your love to us, see e that ye abound e ch. 9. 8.
pented of: obut the sorrow of the in this grace also.
world worketh death.

8fI speak not by commandment, * 1 Cor. 7.6.
11 For behold this selfsame thing, but by occasion of the forwardness
that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, of others, and to prove the sincerity
what carefulness it wrought in you, of your love.
yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, 9 For ye know the grace of our
what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, Lord Jesus Christ, sthat, though he & Matt. 8. 20.
what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, was rich, yet for your sakes he be-

Phil. 2. 6, 7. yea, what revenge! In all things ye came poor, that ye through his povhave approved yourselves to be clear erty might be rich.

h 1 Cor. 7. 25. in this matter. .

10 And herein "I give my advice: 1 Mar 10:

i Prov. 19. 17. 12 Wherefore, though I wrote unto for i this is expedient for you, who | 1 Tim. 6. 18, you, I did it not for his cause that have begun before, not only to do,

19. Heb. 13.

16: had done the wrong, nor for his cause but also to be + k forward a year ago. 1 + Gr. willing. p ch. 2. 4. that suffered wrong, Pbut that our 11 Now therefore perform the doing k ch. 9. 2.

care for you in the sight of God of it; that as there was a readiness to
might appear unto you.

will, so there may be a performance
13 Therefore we were comforted in also out of that which ye have.
your comfort: yea, and exceedingly! 12 For 'if there be first a willing | 1 Mark 12. 43,

the more joyed we for the joy of mind, it is accepted according to that | 44. Luke 21. q Rom. 15. 32. Titus, because his spirit Iwas re- a man hath, and not according to freshed by you all.

that he hath not.
14 For if I have boasted any thing 13 For I mean not that other men
to him of you, I am not ashamed; be eased, and ye burdened :

ver. 4. 19

Luke 9. 58.

3.

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