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Paul's comfort in affliction.

CHAP. IV. V.

His hope of eternal glory. untaken away in the reading of the old according as it is written, "I believed, and testament; which vail is done away in therefore have I spoken; we also believe, Christ.

and therefore speak; 15 But even unto this day, when Mo- 14 Knowing that he which raised up c Rom.8.11

. ses is read, the vail is upon their heart. the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by

16 Nevertheless ’ when it shall turn to Jesus, and shall present us with you. the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. 15 for all things are for your sakes, d 1 Cor. 3.

17 Now - the Lord is that Spirit: and that the abundant grace might through Col.1. 24. 1 Cor. 15. 45. where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is the thanksgiving of many redound to the Tim.3.16 liberty.

glory of God. 18 But we all, with open face behold- 16 For which cause we faint not; but s1 Cor. 13. ing “as in a glass a the glory of the Lord, though our outward man perish, yet the from... a ch. 4. 4, 6. ® are changed into the same image from inward man is renewed day by day.

glory to glory, even as || by the Spirit of 17 For our light affliction, which is but Matt. 5.12. 1 Cor. 15-49. the Lord.

for a moment, worketh for us a far more Rom. 8. 18. CHAP. IV.

exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
1 He declareth how he hath used all sincerity 18 While we look not at the things h Rom. 8.

and faithful diligence in preaching the which are seen, but at the things which Hebr. ii. i.
gospel, 7 and how the troubles and perse-
cutions which he daily endured for the same

are not seen : for the things which are
did redound to the praise of God's power,

seen are temporal; but the things which
12 to the benefit of the church, 16 and to are not seen are eternal.
the apostle's own eternal glory.

CHAP. V.
THEREFORE seeing we have this i That in his assured hope of immortal glory,
ministry, as we have received mer-

9 and in expectance of it, and of the genecy, we faint not;

ral judgment, he laboureth to keep a good 2 But have renounced the hidden conscience, 12 not that he may herein boast to Rom. 1. 16.' things of + dishonesty, not walking in

of himself, 14 but as one that, having re

ceived life from Christ, endeavoureth to live ech. 2. 17. craftiness, nor handling the word of God

as a new creature to Christ only, 18 and by Thess. 2. 3. deceitfully; but by manifestation of the his ministry of reconciliation to reconcile a ch. 6. 4. 7. truth commending ourselves to every others also in Christ to God.

man's conscience in the sight of God. TOR we know that if our earthly hob 4. 19.

3 But if our gospel be hid, 'it is hid to house of this tabernacle were diso 2 Pet. 1. 13, 18. ch. 2. 15. them that are lost:

solved, we have a building of God, an 4.In whom the god of this world " hath house not made with hands, eternal in 31. & 14. 30. blinded the minds of them which believe the heavens. Eph. 6. 12. not, lest · the light of the glorious gospel 2 For in this we groan, earnestly de- b Roin. 8.23hai. 6. 10. of Christ, “who is the image of God, siring to be clothed upon with our house should shine unto them.

which is from heaven: 5 ? For we preach not ourselves, but 3 If so be that being clothed we shall k John 1.18. Christ Jesus the Lord; and "ourselves not be found naked. 14.9. Phil. your servants for Jesus' sake.

4 For we that are in this tabernacle do 6 For God," who commanded the light groan, being burdened: not for that we

to shine out of darkness, + hath shined would be unclothed, but clothed upon, 537547 13.4 10.3in our hearts, to give 'the light of the that mortality might be swallowed up 1. Cor... knowledge of the glory of God in the of life. face Jesus Christ. 5 Now he that hath wrought us for Ephe.99

. 13. 7 But we have this treasure in earthen the selfsame thing is God, who also fhath Rom. 8. 23. • 2 Pet. 1:19. vessels, 'that the excellency of the power given unto us the earnest of the Spirit, may be of God, and not of us.

6 Therefore we are always confident, * 30. 8 We are troubled on every side, yet knowing that, whilst we are at home in Cor. 2. 5. not distressed; we are perplexed, but the body, we are absent from the Lord: || not in despair;

7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) ch.4. 18 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast 8 We are confident, I say, and will com: 13.12. uithout help, down, but not destroyed;

ing rather to be absent from the body, h Phil. 1. 13. 10 “Always bearing about in the body and to be present with the Lord. 1 Cor. 15, the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the 9 Wherefore we || labour, that, whether for: endea

Ghis life also of Jesus might be made manifest present or absent,"we may be accepted 17. Phil. 3. in our body.

of him. 11 For we which live are alway deliTimpact vered unto death for Jesus' sake, that judgment seat of Christ; "that every one Gal. 67

10 'For we must all appear before the 14. 10. the life also of Jesus might be made ma- may receive the things done in his body, . 2:24, Rom. & 36. nifest in our mortal flesh.

according to that he hath done, whether 5. Rev.22. 12 So then · death worketh in us, but it be good or bad. 2 ch. 13. 9. life in you.

11 Knowing therefore 'the terror of Jude 23. 13 We having the same spirit of faith, I the Lord, we persuade men; but we are o ch.4. 2.

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Christ died for all.

2 CORINTHIANS. Paul's faithfulness in the made manifest unto God; and I trust also 5% In stripes, in imprisonments, ll in tuare made manifest in your consciences. mults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;

12 For “we commend not ourselves 6 By pureness, by knowledge, by long. o ch. 1. 14. again unto you, but give you occasion oto suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost,

glory on our behalf, that ye may have by love unfeigned,

somewhat to answer them which glory 7 * By the word of truth, by : the power Gr. in the tin appearance, and not in heart. of God, by the armour of righteousness

13 For Pwhether we be beside our. on the right hand and on the left, 16, 17.& 11 selves, it is to God: or whether we be 8 By honour and dishonour, by ev] sober, it is for your cause.

report and good report: as deceivers, and 14 For the love of Christ constraineth yet true; us; because we thus judge, that 'if one 9 As unknown, and ' yet well knowo; ! * 4 died for all, then were all dead:

as dying, and, behold, we live; as chas15 And that he died for all,' that they tened, and not killed; Cor.6. 19 which live should not henceforth live 10 As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing;

unto themselves, but unto him which as poor, yet making many rich; as having 10. 1 Pet. 4 died for them, and rose again.

nothing, and yet possessing all things 16 'Wherefore henceforth know we no 11 O ye Corinthians, our mouth is Gal; man after the flesh: yea, though we have open unto you, our heart is enlarged. 78. Col.z. known Christ after the flesh, yet now 12 Ye are not straitened in us, but re ?*$$ John 6.63. henceforth know we him no more. are straitened in your own bowels.

17 Therefore if any man "be in Christ, 13 Now for a recompence in the same, || he is "a new creature: 'old things are ("I speak as unto my children,) be ve % passed away; behold, all things are be- also enlarged.

14 'Be ye not unequally yoked together 18 And all things are of God, who with unbelievers: for what fellowship is 19. & 63.17. hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus hath righteousness with unrighteousness? Eph. Rev. 21. Christ, and hath given to us the ministry and what communion haih light with 2 Rom. 5.10. of reconciliation;

darkness? 19 To wit, that “God was in Christ, 15 And what concord hath Christ with : 1

reconciling the world unto himself, not Belial? or what part hath he that be Rom. 3. 24. imputing their trespasses unto them; and lieveth with an infidel ? + Gr. put in hath † committed unto us the word of 16 And what agreement hath the tenreconciliation.

ple of God with idols ? for 'ye are the line 20 Now then we are "ambassadors for temple of the living God; as God hath Christ, as though God did beseech you said, “I will dwell in them, and walk in Esels by us : we pray you in Christ's stead, be them; and I will be their God, and they ye reconciled to God.

shall be my people. d Isai. 53. 6,

21 Ford he hath made him to be sin for 17 'Wherefore come out from among ASA

us, who knew no sin; that we might be them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, John 3.5. made the righteousness of God in him. and touch not the unclean thing; and I

will receive you, CHAP. VI.

18 ' And will be a Father unto you, less 1 That he hath approved himself a faithful

minister of Christ, both by his exhortations, and ye shall be my sons and daughters Baa; 3 and by integrity of life, 4 and by patient

saith the Lord Almighty.
enduring all kinds of affliction and dis-

CHAP. VII.
graces for the gospel. 10 Of which he
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of life, 2 and to bear him like affection as he expecteth the like affection from them

he doth to them. 3 Whereof lest he might again: 14 exhorting to flee the society and

seem to doubt, he declareth what comfori se pollution of idolaters, as being themselves

took in his afflictions, by the report thick temples of the living God.

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receive not the grace of God in vain. ings of them. d Isai. 49. 8.

AVING " therefore these promises, in a time accepted, and in the day of dearly beloved, let us cleanse our ** salvation have I succoured thee: behold, selves from all filthiness of the flesh and

now is the accepted time; behold, now spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. e Rom. 14. is the day of salvation.)

2 Receive us; we have wronged no 3° Giving no offence in any thing, that man, we have corrupted no man, we have to the ministry be not blamed:

defrauded no man. mending.

4 But in all things t approving ourselves 3 I speak not this to condemn you : for

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CHAP. VIII.

Paul exhorteth to liberality. 4 Great is my boldness of speech to- grity and willingness of Titus, and those DOMINI ward you, @great is my glorying of you : other brethren, who upon his request, exhort'I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding

ation, and commendation, were purposely

come to them for this business. For.1. 4 joyful in all our tribulation.

cedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we to wit of the grace of God bestow-
were troubled on every side; ' without ed on the churches of Macedonia ;
were fightings, within were fears.

2 How that in a great trial of affliction
6 Nevertheless God, that comforteth the abundance of their joy and their 4 Mark 12.
those that are cast down, comforted us by deep poverty abounded unto the riches
I the coming of Titus ;

of their tliberality. 7 And not by his coming only, but by 3 For to their power, I bear record, ch.9. 11. the consolation wherewith he was com- yea, and beyond their power they were forted in you, when he told us your ear- willing of themselves ; nest desire, your mourning, your fervent 4 Praying us with much intreaty that we mind toward me; so that I rejoiced would receivethegift, and take upon us "the b. Acts !! the more.

fellowship of the ministering to the saints. Rom. 15. 25 8 For though I made you sorry with a 5 And this they did, not as we hoped, 16. 1,3,4: Esh. 2. 4. letter, I do not repent,

though I did re- but first gave their own selves to the ch. 9. 1. pent:

i for I perceive that the same epistle Lord, and unto us by the will of God. hath made you sorry, though it were but 6 Insomuch that we desired Titus, for a season.

that as he had begun, so he would also 9 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made finish in you the same llgrace also. sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: 7 Therefore, as dye abound in every di Cor. 1.5. for ye were made sorry || after a godly thing, in faith, and utterance, and know- & 12. 8. manner, that ye might receive damage ledge, and in all diligence, and in your by us in nothing.

love to us, see that ye abound in this 10 For "godly sorrow worketh repent- grace also.

ance to salvation not to be repented of: 8 'I speak not by commandment, but f1 Cor.7.6. Prov. 17. 'but the sorrow of the world worketh death. by occasion of the forwardness of others,

11 For behold this selfsame thing, that and to prove the sincerity of your love. ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what care- 9 For ye know the grace of our Lord fulness it wrought in you, yea, what clear- Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet . .. ing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, for your sakes he became poor, that ye yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, through his poverty might be rich. yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all 10 And herein 5 I give my advice: for h1 Cor. ;things ye have approved yourselves to be this is expedient for you, who have be- i Prov. 19. clear in this matter.

gun before, not only to do, but also to 7. Matt. 10. 12 Wherefore, though I wrote unto be tk forward a year ago. you, I did it not for his cause that had 11 Now therefore perform the doing + Gr. done the wrong, nor for his cause that of it; that as there was a readiness to suffered wrong, "but that our care for you will

, so there may be a performance also in the

sight of God might appear unto you. out of that which ye have. 13 Therefore we were comforted in your

12 For lif there be first a willing mind, 43, 44. Luke comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more it is accepted according to that a man 21. 3.

joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his hath, and not according to that he hath not. Rom. 15. spirit ? was refreshed by you all.

13 For I mean not that other men be
14 For if I have boasted any thing to eased, and ye burdened:
him of you, I am not ashamed; but as 14 But by an equality, that now at this
we spake all things to you in truth, even time your abundance may be a supply
so our boasting, which I made before for their want, that their abundance also
Titus, is found a truth.

may be a supply for your want: that
15 And his tinward affection is more there may be equality:
abundant toward you, whilst he remem- 15 As it is written, ” He that had ga- 18.
bereth 'the obedience of you all, how thered much had nothing over; and he
with fear and trembling ye received himn. that had gathered little had no lack.

16 I rejoice therefore that I have con- 16 But thanks be to God, which put fidence in you in all things.

the same earnest care into the heart of
CHAP. VIII.
1 He stirreth them up to a liberal contribution 17 For indeed he accepted "the exhort-5 ver. 6.
for the poor saints at Jerusalem, by the ex- ation; but being more forward, of his
ample of the Macedonians, 7 by commend-

own accord he went unto you.
ation of their former forwardness, 9 by
the example of Christ, 14 and by the spi-

18 And we have sent with him the
ritual profit that shall redound to ihemselves brother, whose praise is in the gospel
thereby : 16 commending to them the inte- I throughout all the churches;

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19 And not that only, but who was also 9 (As it is written, "He hath dispersed

P chosen of the churches to travel with us abroad; he hath given to the poor: his pi Cor. 16. with this || grace, which is administered by righteousness remaineth for ever.

us to the glory of the same Lord, and 10 Now he that 'ministereth seed to ils Fr. 4, 6, 3. declaration of your ready mind :

the sower both minister bread for your food, 20 Avoiding this, that no man should and multiply your seed sown, and increase blame us in this abundance which is ad- the fruits of

your m righteousness ;) ministered by us :

11 Being enriched in every thing to all 21 'Providing for honest things, not 11 + bountifulness, ” which causeth through the & 1 Pet. 2." only in the sight of the Lord, but also in us thanksgiving to God. the sight of men.

12 For the administration of this series 22 And we have sent with them our vice not only o supplieth the want of the brother, whom we have oftentimes proved saints, but is abundant also by many sát diligent in many things, but now much thanksgivings unto God; more diligent, upon the great confidence 13 Whiles by the experiment of this which I have in you.

ministration they 'glorify God for your *zzo 23 Whether any do enquire of Titus, professed subjection unto the gospel of he is my partner and fellowhelper con- Christ, and for your liberal distributions

cerning you: or our brethren be enquired unto them, and unto all mer; » Phil. 2. 25. of, they are the messengers of the churches, 14 And by their prayer for you, which and the glory of Christ.

long after you for the exceeding'

'grace 24 Wherefore shew ye to them, and be- of God in you.

fore the churches, the proof of your love, 15 Thanks be unto God 'for his un
ch7. 14. and of our + boasting on your behalf. speakable gift.
CHAP. IX.

CHAP. X.
1 He yieldeth the reason why, though he Against' the false apostles, who disgraced

knew their forwardness, yet he sent Titus the weakness of his person and bodily pre-
and his brethren beforehand. 6 And he pro sence, he setteth out ike spiritual might and
ceedeth in stirring them up to a bountiful authority, with which he is armed against
alms, as being but a kind of sowing of seed,

all adversary powers, 7 assuring them that
10 which shall return a great increase to at his coming he will be found as migkty ix
them, 13 and occasion a great sacrifice of word, as he is now in writing being absent,
thanksgivings unto God.

12 and withal taring them for reaching orut POR as touching the ministering to themselves beyond their compass, and vaunt.

ing themselves into other men's labouts. write to you:

NOW

COW •I Paul myself beseech you by Eva 1 2 For I know the forwardness of your the meekness and gentleness of e ch. 8. 24 mind, for which I boast of you to them Christ, who || in presence am base among à ch. B. 10. of Macedonia, that a Achaia was ready a you, but being absent am bold toward you: 14, **

year ago; and your zeal hath provoked 2 But I beseech you, that I may doc
very many:

be bold when I am present with that cont
3 Yet have I sent the brethren, lest fidence, wherewith I think to be bold 2 5
our boasting of you should be in vain in against some, which || think of us as if we lot, mert
this behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready: walked according to the flesh.

4 Lest haply if they of Macedonia come 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we
with me, and find you unprepared, we do not war after the flesh:
(that we say not, ye) should be ashamed 4 (For the weapons of our warfare
in this same confident boasting.

are not carnal, but "mighty || through God eta
5 Therefore I thought it necessary to Sto the pulling down of strong holds ;)
exhort the brethren, that they would go 5 "Casting down imaginations, and his
before unto you, and make up beforehand every high thing that exalteth itself as

your + bounty, l/whereof ye had noticebe against the knowledge of God, and bring. 1 Sam 25. fore, that the same might be ready, as a mat- ing into captivity every thought to the stata

ter of bounty, and not as of covetousness. obedience of Christ;

6 'But this I say, He which soweth 6 And having in a readiness to reie or spoken sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and venge all disobedience, when your obe of before.

he which soweth bountifully shall reap dience is fulfilled. 19.17. also bountifully.

7 Do ye look on things after the out7. Every man according as he purposeth ward appearance ? " If any man trust to Deut

. 15. in his heart, so let him give ; 6 not grudg- himself that he is Christ's, let him of him h. Exod. 25. ingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a self think this again, that, as he is Christ's, Prov. 11. 25. cheerful giver.

even so are "we Christ's. 8 And God is able to make all

grace 8 For though I should boast somewhat i Prov... abound toward you; that ye, always more of our authority, which the Lord *** 28. having all sufficiency in all things, may hath given us for edification, and not for

your destruction, 'I should not be ashamed:

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Paul's commendation of himself.
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10 For his letters, + say they, are weighty 5 For I suppose 'I was not a whit be-
and powerful; but his bodily presence is hind the very chiefest apostles.
weak, and his 'speech contemptible. 6 But though "I be rude in speech,

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such as we are in word by letters when been throughly made manifest among you 2.0:12: SE 1 Cor. 1.17 k2.1,7. ch. we are absent, such will we be also in in all things. deed when we are present.

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12 'For we dare not make ourselves of abasing myself that ye might be exalted,
the number, or compare ourselves with because I have preached to you the
some that commend themselves: but they gospel of God freely?
measuring themselves by themselves, and & I robbed other churches, taking wages
comparing themselves among themselves, of them, to do you service.

9 And when I was present with you,
13 But we will not boast of things and wanted, 'I was chargeable to no man:

without our measure, but according to for that which was lacking to me Pthe Thes, . I Or, line. the measure of the || rule which God hath brethren which came from Macedonia 3. distributed to us, a measure to reach even supplied : and in all things I have kept Phils 4. 10,

myself a from being burdensome unto you, ach. 12. 14,
14 For we stretch not ourselves be- and so will I keep myself.
yond our measure, as though we reached 10 " As the truth of Christ is in

me,
Cor:3:5not unto you: “for we are come as far as t‘no man shall stop, me of this boasting 1 Cr this

to you also in preaching the gospel of in the regions of Achaia.
Christ:

11 Wherefore? tbecause I love you me?
15 Not boasting of things without our not? God knoweth.
Rom. 15 measure, that is, * of other men's labours; 12 But what I do, that I will do, that ich. 6. 11.

but having hope, when your faith is in- I may cut off occasion from them which 7.3. & 12
Oro magni- creased, that we shall be || enlarged by desire occasion; that wherein they glory,

you according to our rule abundantly, they may be found even as we.

16 To preach the gospel in the regions 13 For such *are false apostles, "de- Rom. 16. 18:
beyond you, and not to boast in another ceitful workers, transforming themselves Gallick.
man's || line of things made ready to our into the apostles of Christ.
hand.

14 And no marvel; for Satan himself 1: Rev. 2. 2.
17 'But he that glorieth, let him glory is transformed into 'an angel of light.
i Cor. 1:31. in the Lord.

15 Therefore it is no great thing if his Tit. 1, 10, 11,
18 For" not he that commendeth him- ministers also be transformed as the mi-
a Rom. 2.29. self is approved, but whom the Lord nisters of righteousness; whose end shall b Pbil. 3. 19.
commendeth.

be according to their works.
CHAP. XI.

16 "I say again, Let no man think me ch. 12., 11. 1 Out of his jealousy over the Corinthians, a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool || receive 10t, suffer. who seemed to make more account of the me, that I may boast myself a little.

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17 That which I speak," I speak it not
false apostles than of him, he entereth into
a forced commendation of himself, 5 of his after the Lord, but as it were foolishly,
equality with the chief apostles, 7, of his in this confidence of boasting.
preaching the gospel to them freely, and
without

any

their charge, 13 shewing that 18 'Seeing that many glory after the Phil. 3- 3
he was not inferior to those deceitful work- flesh, I will glory also.
ers in any legal prerogative, 23 and in the 19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing
service of Christ, and in all kind of suffer- ye yourselves are wise.
ings for his ministry, far superior.

20 For ye suffer, "if a man bring you & 49.
OULD to God

ye

could bear with into bondage, if a man devour you, if a
deed || bear with me.

if a man smite you on the face.
2 For I am jealous over you with 21 I speak as concerning reproach, 'as á ch. 10.10.
b Gal. 4. 17, godly jealousy: for I have espoused you though we had been weak. Howbeit
& Hos. 2. 19, to one husband, a that I may present you whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak fool- k Phil. 3. 4.
'as a chaste virgin to Christ.

ishly,) I am bold also.
3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the 22 Are they Hebrews ? Iso am I. Are Phil. 3. 5.
& Gen 34 serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, they Israelites? so am I. Are they the no.Cor.15

.
so your minds should be corrupted from seed of Abraham? so am I.
Ep.6the simplicity that is in Christ.

23 Are they ministers of Christ? (1 4.0. Pohle
4 For if he that cometh preacheth an-speak as a fool) I am more; "in labours 45
fiebreiz... other Jesus, whom we have not preached, more abundant, "in stripes above mea- 30

, 31, 32
or if ye receive another spirit, which ye sure, in prisons more frequent, 'in deaths
k Gak 1.7, 8. have not received, or h another gospel, I oft.

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