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ROM. XIV, 15-23.

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But if thy hrother be grieved with thy that ye may excel to the edifying of meat, now wulkest thou not charitably. the church, xiv. 12. Let all things . Destroy not him with thy meat for be done unto edifying, 26. Let no whom Christ died.

corrupt communication proceed out • Gr. according to charity.

your mouth, but that which is good to

the use of edifying, that it may mi. * And through thy knowledge shall nister grace unto the hearers, Eph. the weak brother perish, for whom iv. 29. "Wherefore comfort yourselves Christ died ? 1 Cor. viii. 11.

together, and edify one another, even

as also ye do, 1 Thess. v. 11. Neither VER. 16.

give heed to fables and endless geMô Brasonpecíolos oív ipeão tò åpalív. nealogies, which minister questions,

a Let nut then your good be evil rather than godly edifying which is in spoken of :

faith ; so do, 1 Tim. i. 4. a Abstain from all appearance of

VER. 20. evil, 1 Thess. v. 22.

Μη ένεκεν βρώματος κατάλυμα το έργον

του Θεού. Πάντα μεν καθαρά αλλά καVER. 17.

κον των ανθρώπω τω διά προσκόμματος Ου γαρ έστιν η βασιλεία του Θεού βρώ- έσθίοντι. σις και πόσις, αλλά δικαιοσύνη, και ειρήνη,

a For meat destroy not the work of και χαρά εν Πνεύματι αγίω.

God. b All things indeed are pure;

cbut For a the kingdom of God b is not it is evil for that man who eateth with meat and drink; but c righteousness, offence. d and peace, und joy in the Holy Ghost. a See on ver. 15. a See on Matt. iii. ver. 2. clause 2.

b See on Matt. xv. ver. 11. clause 1. b See on Matt. xv. ver. 11. clause 1.

c See on Matt. xviii. ver. 6. c See on Matt. v. ver. 20.

VER. 21. u See on chap. v. ver. 1. clause 2.

Καλόν το μη φαγείν κρέα, μηδέ πιεϊν VER. 18.

οίνον, μηδε εν ώ ο αδελφός σου προσκόπτει, “Ο γαρ εν τούτοις δουλεύων τα Χριστώ,

ή σκανδαλίζεται, και ασθενεί. ευάρεστος τω Θεώ, και δόκιμος τους ανθρώ- It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to ποις.

drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy For a he that in these things serveth brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is

made weak. Christ bis acceptable to God, and ap

VER. 22. proved of men.

Συ πίστιν έχεις κατά σεαυτόν έχε a See on chap. i. ver. 1. clause 2.

ενώπιον του Θεού. Μακάριος και μη κρίνων b See on Acts x. ver. 35. clause 3.

εαυτόν εν ω δοκιμάζει. VER. 19.

a Hust thou faith? have it to thyself Apa oủ tà rñs eipívns diáricopesy

, xai before God. Huppy is he that condemnτα της οικοδομής της εις αλλήλους.

eth not himself in that thing which he

alloweth. a Let us therefore follow after the a And herein do I exercise myself, things which make for peace, b and things to have always a conscience void of wherewith one may edify another. offence toward God and toward men, a See on Matt. v. ver. 9. clause 1. Acts xxiv. 16. Whether therefore ye

Let every one of us please his eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, neighbour for his good to edification, do all to the glory of God, 1 Cor. x. 31. Rom. XV. 2. Give none offence, nei.

VER. 23. ther to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: Even as I ο δε διακρινόμενος, εάν φάγη, κατακέplease all men in all things, not Beek- κριται, ότι ουκ εκ πίστεως· παν δε και ουκ ing mine own proit, but the profit of | εκ πίστεως, αμαρτία εστίν. many, that they may be saved, 1 Cor. a And he that * doubteth is damned if

Even so ye, forasmuch as he eat, because he eateth not of fuith: ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

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ROM. XIV. 23.-XV,1-4.

A.D. 60. *Or, discerneth, and putteth a differ. | 39. I can of mine own self do noence between meats.

thing: as I hear I judge ; and my • I know, and am persuaded by mine own will, but the will of my Fa

judgment is just; because I seek not the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing ther which hath sent me, John v. 30. unclean of itself: but to him that es. Now is my soul troubled ; and what teemeth any thing to be unclean, to shall I say? Father, save me from him it is unclean, ver. 14. Howbeit this hour? but for this cause came I there is not in every man that knowledge: for some, with conscience of himself of no reputation, and took

unto this hour, xii. 27. But made the idol unto this hour, eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their upon him the form of a servant, and

was made in the likeness of men : conscience betig weak is defiled, And being found in fashion as a man, 1 Cor. viii, 7.

he humbled himself, and became obeCHAP. XV.--VER. 1.

dient unto death, even the death of 'Odeshopesy di nusis oi duvatoi rà ảo6s- the cross, Phil. ii

. 7, 8. ήματα των αδυνάτων βαστάζειν, και μη

b For the zeal of thine house bath εαυτοϊς αρέσκειν.

eaten me up; and the reproaches of

them that reproached thee are fallen a We then that are strong ought to

upon me, Psal. lxix. 9. bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

VER. 4. * To the weak became I as weak, didacnaklav meoeyzápni iva dod tās imo

"Οσα γαρ προεγράφη, εις την ημετέραν that I might gain the weak: I am movñs xai vñs rapaxañosos tão ypação, made all things to all men, that I

την ελπίδα έχωμεν. might by all means save some, 1 Cor. ix. 22. Brethren, if a man be 'over

For a whatsoever things were written taken in a fault, ye which are spiritual that we through patience and comfort of

aforetime were written for our learning, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest the Scriptures might have hope. thou also be tempted. Bear ye one

a But for us also, to whom it shall another's burdens, and so fulfil the be imputed, if we believe on him that law of Christ, Gal. vi. 1, 2. Now we



Jesus our Lord from the exhort you, brethren, warn them that dead; Who was delivered for our ofare unruly, comfort the feeble-minded, fences, and was raised again for our support the weak, be patient

toward justification, Rom. iv. 24, 25. For it all men, 1 Thess. v. 14.

is written in the law of Moses, Thou

shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox VER. 2.

that treadeth out the corn. Doth God "Exegatos yàp inpeãy to ma ng lov åpsoré- take care for oxen ? Or saith be it al. τω εις το αγαθόν προς οικοδομών.

together for our sakes ? For our sakes,

no doubt, this is written: that he that 2 Let every one of us please his neigh- ploweth should plow in hope; and bour for his gond to edification.

that he that thresheth' in hope should See on chap. xiv. ver. 19. be partaker of his hope, 1 Cor. ix. 9,

10. For the Scripture saith, whosoVER. 3.

ever believeth on him shall not be Kadi yep á Xglowds' oux tavrõ óptos, ashamed, x. 11. And that from a danao, walik, abzpomras Oliveidio post Tăn child thou hast known the holy, Irintovirripi. tures, which are able to make thee • For even Christ pleased not himself; which is in Christ Jesus. Ail Scrip

wise unto salvation through faith but, as it is written, b The reproaches of ture is given by inspiration of - God, then that reproached thee fell on me.

and is profitable for doctrine, for. re • And he went a little farther, and proof, for correction, for instruction fell on his face, and prayed, saying, in righteousness : That the man of O my Father, if it be possible, let this God may be perfect, throughly-furroup pass from me: nevertheless, not näshed unto all good works, 2 Tim. as I will, but as thou wilt, Matt. xxvi. I iii, 15--17. We have also a more sure

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ROM. XV..4--10.

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you, that

word of prophecy; whereunto ye do a Wherefore receive ye one another, well that ye take heed, as unto a light as Christ also received us Cto the glory that shineth in a dark place, until the of God. day dawn, and the day-star arise in a See on chap. xiv. ver. 1. clause 2. your hearts: Knowing this first, that bSee on John vi. ver. 37. clause 3. no prophecy of the Scripture is of any c To the praise of the glory of his private interpretation. For the pro- grace, wherein he hath made us acphecy came not in old time by the will cepted in the beloved. In whom we of man: but holy men of God spake have redemption through his blood, as they were moved by the Holy Ghost, the forgiveness of sins, according to 2 Tim. ii. 19-21. See also on 1 Cor. the riches of his grace; Wherein he X. ver. 6. clause 1.

hath abounded toward us in all wisb See on chap. v. ver. 2. clause 3. dom and prudence, Eph. i. 6—8. That VER. 5.

we should be to the praise of his glory, ο δε Θεός της υπομονής και της παρα

who first trusted in Christ, 12. Whereκλήσεως δώη υμίν το αυτό φρονείν εν αλλή- | fore also we pray always for λοις, κατά Χριστόν Ιησούν.

our God would count you worthy of Now a the God of patience band con

this calling, and fulfil all the good solution C grant you to be likeminded one

pleasure of his goodness, and the toward another * according to Christ

work of faith with power; That the Jesus :

name of our Lord Jesus Christ may * Or, after the example of.

be glorified in you, and ye in him, aca The Lord is not slack concerning the Lord Jesus Christ, 2 Thess. i. 11,

cording to the grace of our God and his promise, as some men count slack

12. ness; but is long-suffering to us-ward,

VER. 8. not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance, yeño bar repitopañs intèg åandeias Deci,

Λέγω δε Ιησούν Χριστόν διάκονον γέ2 Pet. iii. 9. See also on Matt. xxiii. is tò Befatãrat ràs étayyerías tãy naver. 37. clause 3. b Blessed be God, even the Father

τέρων. of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father minister of the circumcision b for the

Now I say a that Jesus Christ was a of mercies, and the God of all com

truth of God, to confirm the promises fort; Who comforteth us in all our

made unto the fathers : : tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble,

a See on Matt. xv. ver. 24. clause 1.

b See on Luke i. ver. 54.. by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as

VER. 9. the sufferings of Christ abound in us, Τα δε έθνη υπέρ ελέους δοξάσαι τον Θεόν 9o our consolation also aboundeth by | καθώς γέγραπται· Διά τούτο εξομολογήChrist, 2 Cor. i. 3—5. Nevertheless equal ook ļy čoveri, xal z óvómari oqu God that comforteth those that are fadã. cast down, comforted us by the com- a And that the Gentiles might glorify ing of Titus, vii, 6.

God for his mercy; bas it is written, For See on John xiii. ver. 14, 15.

this cause I will confess to thee among VER. 6.

the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name. Ινα ομοθυμαδόν εν ενί στοματι, δοξά

a See on Matt. xii. ver. 18. clause 5. ζησε τον Θεόν και πατέρα του Κυρίου ημών : 6 Therefore I will give thanks unto Ιησού Χριστού.

thee, O LORD, among the heathen, * That ye may with one mind and one and I will sing praises unto thy name, mouth glorify God, beven the Father of

2 Sam. xxii. 50. and Psal. xviii. 49. our Lord Jesus Christ.

VER. 10. ** a See on chap.xii. ver. 16. clause 1.

Και πάλιν λέγει: Ευφράνθητε έθνη, μεbSee on Matti vi. ver. 21. clause 4. 1 và Toũ Adoũ đỦcoũ. . VER. 7.

a And again he saith, Rejoice, ye GenAlò mpoo hape baveo de árabaous, natūs tiles, with his people. και ο Χριστός προσελάβετο ημάς εις δόξαν a Rejoice, O ye nations, with his 9:00..

people: for he will avenge the blood

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ROM. XV. 10–16.

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of his servants, and will render ven- are persuaded better things of you, geance to his adversaries, and will be and things that accompany salvation, inerciful unto his land, and to his peo- though we thus speak, Heb. vi. 9. ple, Deut. xxxii. 43.

b Being filled with the fruits of

righteousness, which are by Jesus VER. 11.

Christ unto the glory and praise of Kai mánov AiveīTE Tòv Kúpoy návta God, Phil. i. 11. Who also declared τα έθνη, και επαινέσατε αυτόν πάντες οι | unto us your love in the Spirit. For λαοί.

this cause we also, since the day we And again, a Praise the Lord, all ye heard it, do not cease to pray for you, Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people. and to desire that ye might be filled

a o praise the LORD, all ye na- with the knowledge of his will, in all tions; praise him, all ye people, Psal. wisdom and spiritual understanding, cxvii. 1.

Col. i. 8, 9. And beside this, giving VER. 12.

all diligence, add to your faith virtue ; Και πάλιν Ησαίας λέγει: "Εσται η ρίζα | and to virtue knowledge και And to TOū 'leccai, nad ó árbo táperos äzxeiv 8- knowledge temperance; and to temνών» επ' αυτώ έθνη ελπιούσιν.

perance patience ; and to patience And again, Esaias saith, a There shall godliness; And to godliness brotherly be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise kindness; and to brotherly kindness to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall charity. For if these things be in the Gentiles trust.

you, and abound, they make you that a And in that day there shall be a

ue shall neither be barren nor unfruitroot of Jesse, which sball stand for ful in the knowledge of our Lord Jean ensign of the people; to it shall

sus Christ, 2 Pet. i.5-8. the Gentiles seek : and his rest shall

VER. 15. be glorious, Isa. xi. 10.

Τολμηρότερον δε έγραψα υμίν, αδελφοί, VER. 13.

από μέρους, ως επαναμιμνήσκων υμάς, διά ο δε Θεός της ελπίδος πληρώσαι ημάς

την χάριν την δοθεϊσάν μοι υπό σου Θεού. πάσης χαράς και ειρήνης εν τώ πιστεύειν,

Nevertheless, brethren, I have written sis. Tò mEpocosúelv ipãe ev mñ incids, by the more boldly unto you in some sort, δυνάμει ΙΙνεύματος αγίου.

a as putting you in mind, b because of

the grace that is given to me of God, Now a the God of hope fill you with

a If thou put the brethren in rememall joy and peace in believing, that ye brance of these things, thou shalt be may abound in hope, through the power

a good minister of Jesus Christ, nouof the Holy Ghost.

rished up in the words of faith, and a See on chap. i. ver. 7. clause 5. of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast

attained, 1 Tim. iv. 6. Of these things VER. 14.

put them in remembrance, charging Πεπεισμαι δε, αδελφοί μου, και αυτός | them before the Lord that they strive εγώ περί υμών, ότι και αυτοί μεστοί εστε | not about words to no profit, but to αγαθωσύνης, σεπληρωμένοι σάσης γνώ- the subverting of the hearers, 2 Τim. σεως, δυνάμενοι και αλλήλους νουθετεϊν. ii. 14. Wherefore I will not be neglia And I myself also am persuaded of gent to put you always in remem

brance of these things, though ye you, my brethren, b that

also are full

ye of goodness, filled with all knowledge, know them, and be established in the able also to admonish one another.

present truth. Yea, I think it meet,

as long as I am in this tabernacle, to a When I call to remembrance the stir you up, by putting you in rentem. unfeigned faith that is in thee, which brance, 2 Pet. i. 12, 13. dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, b See on chap. i. ver. 5. clause 1. and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also, 2 Tim.

VER. 16. i. 5. Having confidence in thy obe- Εις το είναι με λειτουργών Ιησού Χριστού dience, I wrote unto thee, knowing | εις τα έθνη, ιερουργούντα το ευαγγέλιον του that thou wilt also do more than I Θεού, ένα γένηται και προσφορά των εθνών say, Philem. 21. But, beloved, we | cúmgócdextos, nylacuém év Tiveúpa to dziw.



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ROM. XV. 16-19.

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προς Θεόν.

a Throu

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. d being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. c But we will not boast of things Or, sacrificing.

without our measure, but according

to the measure of the rule which God a See on Acts ix, ver. 15. clause 2. hath distributed to us, a measure to

b See on chap. i. ver. 1. clauses reach even unto you. For we stretch 3-5.

not ourselves beyond our measure, as . See on chap. xii, ver. 1. clause 2. though we reached not unto you; for See on Matt. v. ver. 8. clause 1.

we are come as far as to you also in

preaching the Gospel of Christ: Not VER. 17.

boasting of things without our mea"EXw oũr xaúxno o éx Xpistã ’Ino o tà sure, that is, of other men's labours ;

but having hope, when your faith is a I have therefore whereof I may glory increased, that we shall be enlarged through Jesus Christ in those things by you according to our rule abunwhich pertain to God.

dantly, 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 a See on chap. i. ver. 5. clause 3. little. That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were

VER. 19. foolishly, in this confidence of boast- 'Εν δυνάμει σημείων και τεράτων, εν δυ


årò ‘IEing: Seeing that many glory after the vepet Tirsúpatos EcūKETE fiesh, I will glory also, 2 Cor. xi. 16– pour alñpe xai xúxnco pé Xpe Tow 'laa ugtxoa 18. It is not expedient for me doubt- πεπληρωκέναι το ευαγγέλιον του Χριστού, less to glory. I will come to visions

mighly signs and wonders, and revelations of the Lord, xii. 1. by the power of the Spirit of God; b so For though I would desire to glory, Ithat from Jerusalem, and round about shall not be a fool; for I will say the unto Nlyricum, c I have fully preached truth : but now I forbear, lest any the Gospel of Christ. man should think of me above that a But ye shall receive power, after which he seeth me to be, or that be that the Holy Ghost is come upon heareth of me, 6. I am become a fool you : and ye shall be witnesses unto in glorying ; ye have compelled me: me both in Jerusalem, and in all for I ought to have been commended Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the of you : for in nothing am I behind uttermost part of the earth, Acts i. 8. the very chiefest apostles, though I be But the manifestation of the Spirit is nothing, 11.

given to every man to profit withal; VER. 18.

For to one is given, by the Spirit, the

word of wisdom; to another the Ου γαρ τολμήσα λαλείν τι ων ου κατειργάσατο Χριστός δι' εμού, είς υπακοήν | Fit; To another faith, by the same

word of knowledge, by the same Spiifrãv, aóyo xal igyor.

Spirit; to another the gifts of healFor I will not dare to speak of any of ing, by the same Spirit; To another those things . which Christ hath not the working of miracles ; to another wrought b by me, to make the Gentiles prophecy; to another discerning of dabedient, by word and deed.

spirits ; to another divers kinds of a See on Matt. x. ver. 1. clause %. tongues ; to another the interpretation

b Then all the multitude kept si- of tonguos, 1 Cor. xii. 7--10. Truly lence, and gave audience to Barnabas the signs of an apostle were wrought and Paul, declaring what miracles among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders God had wrought among and wonders, and mighty deeds, 2 Cor. the Gentiles by them, Acts xv. 17. xii. 12. Unto whom it was revealed, And when he bad saluted them, he de that not unto themselves but unto us clared particularly what things God they did minister the things, wbich


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