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ROM. XIV. 23.-xv, 1—4.
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CHAP. XV. VER. 1. Οφειλομεν δὲ ἡμεῖς οἱ δυνατοὶ τὰ ἀσθε. νήματα τῶν ἀδυνάτων βαστάζειν, καὶ μὴ ἑαυτοῖς ἀρέσκειν.
a We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some, 1 Cor. ix. 22. Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ, Gal. vi. 1, 2. Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feeble-minded, support the weak, be patient toward all men, 1 Thess. v. 14.
Εκαστος γὰρ ἡμῶν τῷ πλησίον ἀρεσκέτὰ εἰς τὸ ἀγαθὸν πρὸς οἰκοδομήν.
a Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.
See on chap. xiv. ver. 19.
Kaì màplò Xpiowòcroux tauro kpecev, ἀλλὰ, καθώς, γέγραπται· Οἱ ὀνειδισμοὶ τῶν intaði¿ópraviới, kwíwsoovin' iμí.
▪ For even "Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, b The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this oup pass from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt, Matt. xxvi.
thing as I hear I judge; and my mine own will, but the will of my Fajudgment is just; because I seek not ther which hath sent me, John v. 30. shall I say? Father, save me from Now is my soul troubled; and what this hour? but for this cause came I himself of no reputation, and took unto this hour, xii. 27. But made upon him the form of a servant, and
was made in the likeness of men:
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross, Phil. ii. 7, 8.
b For the zeal of thine house hath
eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me, Psal. lxix. 9.
Όσα γὰρ προεγράφη, εἰς τὴν ἡμετέραν διδασκαλίαν προεγράφη· ἵνα διὰ τῆς ὑπομονῆς καὶ τῆς παρακλήσεως τῶν γραφῶν, τὴν ἐλπίδα ἔχωμεν.
For a whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, b that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.
a But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification, Rom. iv. 24, 25. For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen? Or saith he it al together for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope, 1 Cor. ix. 9, 10. For the Scripture saith, whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed, x. 11. And that from a child thou hast known the holy Scrip tures, which are able to make thee which is in Christ Jesus. All Scrip wise unto salvation through faith ture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly_fur"nished unto all good works, 2 Tim. │iii, 15-17. We have also a more sure
word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day-star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost, 2 Tim. ii. 19-21. See also on 1 Cor. x. ver. 6. clause 1.
b See on chap. v. ver. 2. clause 3.
Ὁ δὲ Θεὸς τῆς ὑπομονῆς καὶ τῆς παρα κλήσεως δώῃ ὑμῖν τὸ αὐτὸ φρονεῖν ἐν ἀλλή. λοις, κατὰ Χριστὸν Ἰησοῦν.
Now the God of patience band consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
*Or, after the example of.
a The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance, 2 Pet. iii. 9. See also on Matt. xxiii. ver. 37. clause 3.
b Blessed be God, even the Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by | Christ, 2 Cor. i. 35. Nevertheless | God that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus, vii. 6.
See on John xiii. ver. 14, 15. VER. 6. Ἵνα ὁμοθυμαδὸν ἐν ἑνὶ στόματι, δοξά ζητε τὸν Θεὸν καὶ πατέρα τοῦ Κυρίου ἡμῶν * ησοῦ Χριστοῦ.
That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ.
a See on chap. xii. ver. 16. clause 1. b See on Matt. vii. ver. 21. clause 4. VER. 7.
Διὸ προσλαμβάνεσθε ἀλλήλους, καθὼς καὶ ὁ Χριστὸς προσελάβετο ἡμᾶς εἰς δόξαν Θεοῦ.
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a Wherefore receive ye one another, |b as Christ also received us to the glory God.
a See on chap. xiv. ver. 1. clause 2. b See on John vi. ver. 37. clause 3.
To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence, Eph. i. 6-8. That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ, 12. Where
fore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power; That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ, 2 Thess. i. 11,
Τὰ δὲ ἔθνη ὑπὲρ ἐλέους δοξάσαι τὸν Θεόν καθώς γέγραπται· Διὰ τοῦτο ἐξομολογήσομαί σοι ἐν ἔθνεσι, καὶ τῷ ὀνόματί σου fan.
a And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy ; b as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.
a See on Matt. xii. ver. 18. clause 5. b Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name, 2 Sam. xxii. 50. and Psal. xviii. 49.
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are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak, Heb. vi. 9.
b Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ unto the glory and praise of God, Phil. i. 11. Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit. For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, Col. i. 8, 9. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue ; and to virtue knowledge; And το knowledge temperance ; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 Pet. i. 5-8.
Τολμηρότερον δὲ ἔγραψα ὑμῖν, ἀδελφοί, ἀπὰ μέρους, ὡς ἐπαναμιμνήσκων ὑμᾶς, διὰ τὴν χάριν τὴν δοθεῖσάν μοι ὑπὸ σοῦ Θεοῦ.
the more boldly unto you in some sort, Nevertheless, brethren, I have written aas putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God,
a If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith, and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained, 1 Tim. iv. 6. Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no proft, but to the subverting of the hearers, 2 Tim. ii. 14. Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth. Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up, by putting you in remembrance, 2 Pet. i. 12, 13.
b See on chap. i. ver. 5. clause 1.
a When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also, 2 Tim. i. 5. Having confidence in thy obe- Εἰς τὸ εἶναί με λειτουργὸν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ dience, I wrote unto thee, knowing | εἰς τὰ ἔθνη, ἱερουργοῦντα τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τοῦ that thou wilt also do more than I | Θεοῦ, ἵνα γένηται ἡ προσφορὰ τῶν ἐθνῶν say, Philem. 21. But, beloved, we | εὐπρόσδεκτος, ἡγιασμένη ἐν Πνεύματι ἁγίῳ.
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ROM. XV. 16-19.
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a That I should be the minister of Je- | had wrought among the Gentiles by sus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering his ministry, xxi. 19. And God the Gospel of God, that the offering wrought special miracles by the hands up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, of Paul, xix. 11. being, sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
a See on Acts ix. ver. 15. clause 2. See on chap. i. ver. 1. clauses 3-5.
See on chap. xii. ver. 1. clause 2.
"Exo our naúxnaiv iu Xpiorâ 'Ingoû rà πρὸς Θεόν.
a I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.
c But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you. For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you; for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the Gospel of Christ: Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly, To preach the Gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast a I say again, Let no man think me in another man's line of things made a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool re-ready to our hand, 2 Cor. x. 13-16. ceive me, that I may boast myself a little. That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting: Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also, 2 Cor. xi. 1618. It is not expedient for me doubt less to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord, xii. 1. For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any
man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me, 6. I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing, 11.
d See on chap. i. ver. 5. clause 3.
Εν δυνάμει σημείων καὶ τεράτων, ἐν δυ νάμει Πνεύματος Θεοῦ· ὥστε με ἀπὸ Ἱε ρουσαλὴμ καὶ κύκλῳ μέχρι τοῦ Ἰλλυρικοῦ πεπληρωκέναι τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τοῦ Χριστοῦ,
a Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, c I have fully preached the Gospel of Christ.
a But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth, Acts i. 8. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal; For to one is given, by the Spirit, the word of wisdom; to another the rit; To another faith, by the same word of knowledge, by the same SpiSpirit; to another the gifts of healing, by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues, 1 Cor. xii. 7-10. Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds, 2 Cor. xii. 12. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves but unto us they did minister the things, which
are now reported unto you by them that have preached the Gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into, 1 Pet. i. 12.
ing, Come over into Macedonia, and help us. And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the Gospel unto them. Therefore loosing from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next day to Neapolis; And from thence to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a colony, xvi. 6-12. Now when they had passed through Am. phipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews, xvii. 1. And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither, went into the synagogue of the Jews, 10. And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul, to go as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timotheus abode there still. And they that conducted Paul brought him unto Athens: and receiving a commandment unto Silas and Timotheus, for to come to him with all speed, they departed, 15, 16. After these things, Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth, xviii. 1. And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow. And he came to Ephesus, and left them there; but he him-. self entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews, 18, 19. And he sailed from Ephesus. And when he had landed at Cæsarea, and gone up, and saluted the church, he went down to Antioch. And after he had spent some time there, he departed, and went over all the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples, 21-23. And it came to pass, that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts, came to Ephesus, xix. 1. And after the aproar was ceased, Paul called unto
And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem. And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians but they went about to slay him, Acts ix. 28, 29. And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch, xi. 26. So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus. And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister, xiii. 4, 5. Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia; and John departing from them, returned to Jerusalem. But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath-day, and sat down, 13, 14. They were ware of it, and fled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round about: And there they preached the Gospel, xiv. 6, 7. And the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe. And when they had preached the Gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch, 20, 21. And after they had passed throughout Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia. And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia, 24, 25. And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches, xv. 41. Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia, After they were come to My-him the disciples, and embraced them, sia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not. And they passing by Mysia, came down to Troas. And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, say
and departed for to go into Macedonia. And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece, xx.
And how I kept back nothing that