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MATT. V. 19. but yield yourselves unto God, as those kindness, humbleness of mind, meekthat are alive from the dead, and your ness, long-suffering; Forbearing one members as instruments of righteous- another, and forgiving one another, if ness unto God. For sin shall not have any man have a quarrel against any: dominion over you: for ye are not even as Christ forgave you, so also do under the law, but under grace. What ye. And above all these things put on then? Shall we sin, because we are charity, which is the bond of perfectnot under the law, but under grace ? ness. And let the peace of God rule God forbid, 11-15. Owe no man

in your hearts, to the which also ye any thing, but to love one another : are called in one body; and be ye for he that loveth another hath ful- | thankful, Col. iii. 5. 7–15.

Ye are filled the law. For this, Thou shalt witnesses, and God also, how holily and not commit adultery, Thou shalt justly and unblameably. we behaved not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou ourselves among you that believe: As shalt not bear false witness, Thou ye know how we exhorted and comshalt not covet; and if there be any forted and charged every one

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you, other commandment, it is briefly com as a father doth his children, That

ye prehended in this saying, namely, would walk worthy of God, who hath Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thy- called you unto his kingdom and self. Love worketh no ill to his neigh- glory, i Thess. ii. 10-12. Furtherbour; therefore love is the fulfilling more then we beseech you, brethren, of the law, xiii. 8–10. By love and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, serve one another. For all the law is that as ye have received of us how ye fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou ought to walk and to please God, so shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. ye would abound more and more. For But if ye bite and devour one another, ye know what commandments we gave take heed that ye be not consumed you by the Lord Jesus. For this is the one of another, Gal. v. 13–15. Bre- will of God, even your sanctification, thren, be followers together of me, and that ye should abstain from fornicamark them which walk so as ye have tion: That every one of you should us for an ensample. (For many walk, know how to possess hiš vessel in of whom I have told you often, and sanctification and honour; not in the now tell you even weeping, that they lust of concupiscence, even as the are the enemies of the cross of Christ, Gentiles which know not God : That Phil. iii. 17, 18. Finally, brethren, no man go beyond and defraud his whatsoever things are true, whatso- brother in any matter : because that' ever things are honest, whatsoever the Lord is the avenger of all such, as things are just, whatsoever things are we also have forewarned you and tespure, whatsoever things are lovely, tified. For God hath not called us unwhatsoever things are of good report; to uncleanness, but unto holiness, iv. if there be any virtue, and if there be 1–7. Let no man despise thy youth; any praise, think on these things. but be thou an example of the believThose things, which ye have both ers, in word, in conversation, in chalearned, and received, and heard, and rity, in spirit, in faith, in purity, 1 seen in me, do: and the God of peace Tim. iv. 12. But thou, O man of God, shall be with you, iv. 8, 9. Mortify flee these things; and follow after therefore your members which are up- righteousness, godliness, faith, love, on the earth; fornication, uncleanness, patience, meekness, vi. 11. Young men inordinate affection, evil concupi- likewise exhort to be sober-minded. scence, and covetousness, which is In all things shewing thyself a pattern idolatry: In the which ye also walked of good works : in doctrine shewing un. some time, when ye lived in them. But corruptness, gravity, sincerity, sound now ye also put off all these ; anger, speech, that cannot be condemned; wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy com

that he that is of the contrary part munication out of your mouth. Lie may be ashamed, having no evil thing not one to another, seeing that ye have to say of you, Tit. ii. 6–8. For the put off the old man with his deeds. grace of God that bringeth salvation Put on therefore, as the elect of God, hath appeared to all men, teaching holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, us that, denying ungodliness and

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worldly lusts, we should live soberly, and they that turn many to righteousrighteously, and godly, in this present ness as the stars for ever and ever, world, 11, 12. This is a faithful say- Dan. xii. 3. For he shall be great in ing, and these things I will that thou the sight of the Lord, and shall drink afirm constantly, that they which neither wine nor strong drink; and have believed in God might be care- he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, ful to maintain good works. These even from his mother's womb, Luke things are good and profitable unto i. 15. In my Father's house are many men, iï. 8. Giving all diligence, add mansions : if it were not so, I would to your faith virtue ; and to virtue have told you. I go to prepare a place knowledge ; and to knowledge tem- for you. And if I go and prepare a perance; and to temperance patience; place for you, I will come again, and reand to patience godliness ; and to ceive you unto myself, John xiv. 2, 3. godliness brotherly kindness; and to

VER. 20. brotherly kindness charity, 2 Pet. i. 5-7. If ye know that he is righteous, η δικαιοσύνη υμών πλείον των Γραμματέων

Λέγω γάρ υμίν, ότι εάν μη περισσεύση ye know that every one that doeth | και Φαρισαίων, ου μή εισέλθητε εις την βαrighteousness is born of him, 1 John,

σιλείαν των ουρανών. ii. 29. Whosoever committeth sin

. transgresseth also the law: for sin is For I say unto you, That except your the transgression of the law. And ye righteousness shull a exceed the righknow that he was manifested to take teousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, away our sins; and in him is no sin. b ye shall in no case enter into the kingWhosoever abideth in him sinneth not: dom of heaven. whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, a The Scribes and the Pharisees sit neither known him. Little children, in Moses' seat: All therefore whatlet no man deceive you : he that do- soever they bid you observe, that obeth righteousness is righteous, even serve and do; but do not ye after their as he is righteous. He that committeth works: for they say, and do not. For sin is of the devil ; for the devil sin- they bind heavy burdens and grievous neth from the beginning. For this pur- to be borne, and lay them on men's pose the Son of God was manifested, shoulders; but they themselves will not that he might destroy the works of the move them with one of their fingers. devil. Whosoever is born of God doth But all their works they do for to be not commit sin; for his seed remain seen of men: they make broad their eth in him : and he cannot sin, because phylacteries, and enlarge the borders he is born of God. In this the children of their garments, and love the upperof God are manifest, and the children most rooms at feasts, and the chief of the devil : whosoever doeth not seats in the synagogues, and greetings righteousness is not of God, neither in the markets, and to be called of men, he that loveth not his brother,iii.4—10. Rabbi, Rabbi, Matt. xxiii. 2—7. Woe This is the love of God, that we keep unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hyhis commandments : and his com- pocrites ! for ye make clean the outmandments are not grievous, v. 3. side of the cup and of the platter, but We know that whosoever is born of within they are full of extortion and God sinneth not; but he that is be

Woe unto you, Scribes and gotten of God keepeth himself, and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like that wicked one toucheth him not, unto whited sepulchres, which indeed 18. Beloved, follow not that which is appear beautiful outward, but are evil, but that which is good. He that within full of dead

men's bones, and of doeth good is of God: but he that all uncleanness. Even so ye also outdoeth evil hath not seen God, 3 John wardly appear righteous unto men, 11. Blessed are they that do his com but within ye are full of hypocrisy mandments, that they may have right and iniquity, 25. 27, 28.

And the to the tree of life, and may enter in

Lord said unto him, Now do

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Phathrough the gates into the city, Rev. risees make clean the outside of the xxii. 14.

cup and the platter; but your inward h And they that be wise shall shine part is full of ravening and wickedas the brightness of the firmament; I ness. Ye fools, did not he that made

excess.

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that which is without make that which | scribeth the blessedness of the man, is within also ? But rather give alms unto whom God imputeth righteousof such things as ye have; and, be ness without works, Suying, Blessed hold, all things are clean unto you. are they whose iniquities are forgiven, But woe unto you, Pharisees ! for ye and whose sins are covered. Blessed tithe mint and rue and all manner of is the man to whom the Lord will not herbs, and pass over judgment and the impute sin, 5-8. He staggered love of God: these ought ye to have not at the promise of God through done, and not to leave the other un unbelief; but was strong in faith, done. Woe unto you, Pharisees! for giving glory to God; And being fully ye love the uppermost seats in the persuaded that, what he had promised, synagogues, and greetings in the mar he was able also to perform. And kets. Woe unto you, Scribes and therefore it was imputed to him for Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as righteousness. Now it was not writgraves which appear not, and the ten for his sake alone, that it was immen that walk over them are not aware puted to him; But for us also, to of them, Luke xi. 39—44. Beware ye whom it shall be imputed, if we beof the leaven of the Pharisees, which lieve on him who raised up Jesus our is hypocrisy, xii. 1. And the Phari- | Lord from the dead; who was delisees also, who were covetous, heard vered for our offences, and was raised all these things : and they derided again for our justification, 20--25. him. And he said unto them, Ye are What shall we say then? That the they which justify yourselves before Gentiles, which followed not after men; but God knoweth your hearts : righteousness, have attained to righfor that which is highly esteemed teousness, even the righteousness among men is abomination in the which is of faith. But Israel, which sight of God, xvi. 14, 15. Beware followed after the law of righteousof the Scribes, which desire to walk ness, hath not attained to the law of in long robes, and love greetings in righteousness. Wherefore? Because the markets, and the highest seats in they sought it not by faith, but as it the synagogues, and the chief rooms were by the works of the law.ix. 30% at feasts; which devour widows' | 32. For they being ignorant of God's houses, and for a shew make long righteousness, and going about to prayers : the same shall receive establish their own righteousness, greater damnation, XX. 46, 47. have not submitted themselves unto

He shall receive the blessing from the righteousness of God. For Christ the LORD, and righteousness from the is the end of the law for righteousness God of his salvation, Psal. xxiv. 5. to every one that believeth, x. 3, 4. Surely, shall one say, In the LORD But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, have I righteousness and strength. who of God is made unto us wisdom, Isa. xlv. 24. This is the heritage of and righteousness, and sanctification, the servants of the and their and redemption, 1 Cor. i. 30. For righteousness is of me, saith the LORD, he hath made him to be sin for us, liv. 17. And this is his name whereby who knew no sin ; that we might be he shall be called, the LORD OUR made the righteousness of God in RIGHTEOUSNESS, Jer. xxiii. 6. But him, 2 Cor. v. 21. If righteousness now the righteousness of God without come by the law, then Christ is dead the law is manifested, being witnessed in vain, Gal. ii. 21. And be found by the law and the prophets; Even in him, not having mine own rightethe righteousness of God which is by ousness, which is of the law, but that faith of Jesus Christ unto all and which is through the faith of Christ, upon all them that believe : for there the righteousness which is of God by is no difference, Rom. iii. 21, 22. faith, Phil. iii. 9. By faith Noah, Abraham believed God, and it was being warned of God of things not counted unto him for righteousness, seen as yet, moved with fear, preiv. 3. To him that worketh not, but pared an ark to the saving of his believeth on him that .justifieth the house ; by the which he condemned ungodly, his faith is counted for righ- the world, and became heir of the teousness. Even as David also de- righteousness which is by faith, Heb.

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ri. 7. And to her was granted that he die, shall be surely put to death. she should be arrayed in fine linen, If a man come presumptuously upon clean and white: for the fine linen is his neighbour, to slay him with guile; the righteousness of saints, Rev. xix. 8. | thou shalt take him from mine altar,

b And now also the axe is laid un that he may die, Exod. xxi. 12. 14. to the root of the trees : therefore Ye shall appoint you cities to be cities every tree which bringeth not forth of refuge for you ; that the slayer may good fruit is hewn down, and cast into flee thither, which killeth any person the fire, Matt. iii. 10. Not every one at unawares. And they shall be unto that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall you cities for refuge from the avenger; enter into the kingdom of heaven; that the manslayer die not, until he but he that doeth the will of my Fa- stand before the congregation in judgther which is in heaven, vii. 21. And ment, Numb. xxxv. 11, 12. Whoso said, Verily I say unto you, Except killeth any person, the murderer shall ye be converted, and become as little be put to death by the mouth of witchildren, ye shall not enter into the nesses : but one witness shall not teskingdom of heaven, xviii. 3. Verily tify against any person to cause him to I say unto you, Whosoever shall not die. Moreover ye shall take no sareceive the kingdom of God as a lit- tisfaction for the life of a murderer, tle child, he shall not enter therein, which is guilty of death : but he shall Mark x. 15. Verily, verily, I say be surely put to death, 30, 31. unto thee, Except a man be born

VER. 22. again, he cannot see the kingdom of Εγώ δε λέγω υμίν, ότι πάς ο οργιζόμενος God. Except a man be born of water | τώ αδελφώ αυτού εική, ένοχος έσται τη and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into | κρίσει» ος δ' αν είπη τώ αδελφώ αυτού, Ραthe kingdom of God, John iii. 3. 5. xă, fvoxos čorat tớ o uvedgique &c d'âr einen, Follow peace

with all men, and holi- | Μωρέ, ένοχος έσται εις την γέενναν του ness, without which no man shall see mugós. the Lord, Heb. xii. 14. And there

But a I say unto you, That whosoever shall in no wise enter into it any thing is angry with his b brother c without a that defileth, neither whatsoever work

cause, shall be in danger of the d judgeth abomination, or maketh a lie : but ment : eand whosoever shall say to his they which are written in the Lamb's brother, * Raca, shall be in danger of fthe book of life, Rev. xxi. 27.

council: but whosoever shall say, & Thou VER. 21.

fool, shall be in danger of h hell-fire. Ηκούσατε, ότι ερρέθη τους αρχαίους Ού

* That is, vain fellow. φονεύσεις: δς δ' αν φονεύση, ένοχος έσται τη a And it came to pass, when Jesus κρίσει. .

had ended these sayings, the people Ye have heard that it was a suid *by were astonished at his doctrine : for them of old time, b thou shalt not kill : he taught them as one having authoCand whosoever shall kill shall be in rity, and not as the Scribes, Matt. vii. danger of the judgment.

28, 29. While he yet spake, behold, a * Or, to them.

bright cloud overshadowed them: and a Then she spake, saying, They behold a voice out of the cloud, which were wont to speak in old time, say.. said, This is my beloved Son, in whom ing, They shall surely ask counsel at I am well pleased ; hear ye him, Abel: and so they ended the matter, xvii. 5. The LORD thy God will 2 Sam. xx. 18.

raise up unto thee a Prophet from b And surely your blood of your the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like lives will I require; at the hand of unto me; unto him ye shall hearken, every beast will I require it, and at Deut. xviii. 15. I will raise them up the hand of man; at the band of every a Prophet from among their brethren, man's brother will I require the life like unto thee, and will put my words of man.

Whoso sheddeth man's in his mouth; and he shall speak unto blood, by man shall his blood be shed: them all that I shall command him. for in the image of God made he And it shall come to pass, that whoman, Gen, ix. 5, 6. Thou shalt not soever will not hearken unto my kill, Exod. xx. 13.

words which he shall speak in my c He that smiteth a man, so that I name, I will require it of him, 18, 19.

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For Moses truly said unto the fa- , But when the Pharisees heard it, they thers, A prophet shall the LORD your said, This fellow doth not cast out God raise up unto you of your bre- devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of thren, like unto me; him shall ye hear the devils, xii. 24. Thus said Shimei in all things whatsoever he shall say when he cursed, Come out, come out, unto you. And it shall come to pass, thou bloody man, and thou man of that every soul, which will not hear Belial, 2 Sam. xvi. 7. Why go ye that Prophet, shall be destroyed from about to kill me? The people answeramong the people, Acts üi. 22, 23. ed and said, Thou hast a devil: who This is that Moses, which said unto goeth about to kill thee? John vii. the children of Israel, A Prophet shall 19, 20. Then answered the Jews, the LORD your God raise up unto you and said unto him, Say we not well of your brethren, like unto me; him that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a shall ye hear, vii. 37. Wherefore, devil? viii. 48. Then certain philosoholy brethren, partakers of the hea- phers of the Epicureans, and of the venly calling, consider the Apostle Stoicks, encountered him. And some and High Priest of our profession, said, What will this babbler say ? Christ Jesus, Heb. iii. 1.

Acts xvii. 18. Nor revilers--shall inb One is your Master, even Christ; herit the kingdom of God, 1 Cor. vi. and all ye are brethren, Matt. xxiii. 8. 10. To speak evil of no man, to be But ye denied the Holy One and the no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all just, and desired a murderer to be meekness unto ali men, Tit. iii. 2. granted unto you; and killed the Prince Who when he was reviled, reviled of Life; whom God hath raised from the not again, 1 Pet. ii. 23. Not renderdead; whereof we are witnesses. ing evil for evil, or railing for railing : And now, brethren, 1 wot that through but contrariwise blessing, iii. 9. Miignorance ye did it, as did also your chael the archangel, when contending rulers, Acts iii. 14-17. And the with the devil he disputed about the next day he shewed himself unto them body of Moses, durst not bring against as they strove, and would have set him a railing accusation, but said, them at one again, saying, Sirs, ye The Lord rebuke thee, Jude 9. are brethren; why do ye wrong one to f But beware of men: for they will another? But he that did his neigh- deliver you up to the councils, Matt. x. bour wrong thrust him away, vii. 26, 17. Now the Chief Priests, and elders, 27. Rebuke not an elder, but entreat and all the council, sought false withim as a father; and the younger men ness against Jesus, to put him to death, as brethren, 1 Tim. v. 1.

xxvi.59. And straightway in the mornc And when he had looked round ing the Chief Priests held a consultaabout on them with anger, being griev- tion with the elders and Scribes and ed for the hardness of their hearts, he the whole council, and bound Jesus saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine and carried him away, and delivered hand, Mark iii. 5. Then the master him to Pilate, Mark xv. 1. And when of the house being angry said to his they had brought them, they set them servant, Go out quickly into the streets before the council : and the High and lanes of the city, and bring in Priest asked them, saying, Acts v. hither the poor, and the maimed, and 27, 28. the halt, and the blind, Luke xiv. 21. & The fool hath said in his heart, Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the There is no God. They are corrupt, sun go down upon your wrath, Eph. they have done abominable works, iv. 26. For a bishop must be blame- there is none that doeth good, Ps. xiv. less, as the steward of God; not self- 1. O Lord, how great are thy works! willed, not soon angry, Tit. i. 7. and thy thoughts are very deep. A d See parallels on last clause of brutish man knoweth not; neither

doth a fool understand this, xcii. 5,6. eJohn came neither eating nor drink- A wise man feareth, and departeth ing, and they say, He hath a devil. The from evil : but the fool rageth, and is Son of man came eating and drink confident, Prov. xiv. 16. A fool's lips ing, and they say, Behold a man glut- enter into contention, and his mouth tonous, and a winebibber, a friend of calleth for strokes. A fool's mouth is Publicans and sinners, Matt. xi. 18, 19. ' his destruction, and his lips are the

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