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parts, and having a great desire these many years to come unto you ; 24. Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be i brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled * with your company [Or, with you]. 25. But now * I go unto Jerulalem, to minifter unto the faints. 26. For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia, to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. 27. It hath pleased them verily, and their debters they are. For m if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their " spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things. 28. When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them o this frụit, I will come by you into Spain. 29. And I am sure that when I come unto you, P I Thall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ. 30. Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christs sake, and for the a love of the Spirit, that ye

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24. Aas 15. 3. And bee Fruits of Righteousness which are ing brought on their way by the by Jesus Christ unto the Glory Church, they pafled through Phe- and Praise of God. + Phil.4. 17, nice.

TO Not because I desire a Gift : but I 25. # Acts 19: 21.

Paul defire Fruit that may abound - 10 purposed in the Spirit, when he your Account. Tit. 3. 14. Let ours had passed through Macedonia and learn to maintain good Works for Achaia, to go to Jerusalem. † Aas necessary Uses, that they be not 74 17. See on Acts 11. 29. Is unfruitful. 2 Pet 1. 8. "If these

26. ti Cor. 16. 1, 2. + 2 things be in you, and abound, Cor. 9. 2, 12. See on Acts 11. 29. they make you that ye shall nein ?7,

in + Rom. 11.-17. If some ther be barren, nor unfruitful in of the Branches be broken off, and the Knowledge of our Lord Jethou being a wild Olive-Tree, wert 20 sus Christ, graffed in amongst them, and with 29. P | Rom. 1. 11. The Words them parrakelt of the Roat and Fato under Ver. 23. ness of the olive-Tree.

30. 9 † Phil. 2. 1. If there be 1 t I Cor. 9. 11. If we have therefore · any Consolacion in Town unfo you spiritual Things, is 25 Christ, if any Comfort of Lore, if a. ji a great thing if we shall reap ny fellowship of the Spirit, if any your carnal Things? Gal. 6. 6. Bowels and Me es. Let him that is taught in the Acts 12. 5. Peter therefore Lord, communicate unto him that was kept in Prison; but Prayer Itacheih in all good things. 30

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ther with me in your prayers to God for me; 31. That I may be a delivered from them that * do not believe (Or, are disobedient] in Judea; and that my service 'which I have for Jerusalem, may be accepted of the saints: 32, " That I may come unto you with joy s by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed. 33. Now u the God of

peace be with you all. Amen.

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vänt of the church which is * at Cenchrea: 2. That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh faints, and that ye affist her in whatsoever bufiness the hath need of you :

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Jesus: DAS made without cealing of of Peate shall bruife Satan under the Church unto God for him. your Feet shortly. ti Cor. 14. † 2 Cor. 1. 11. You also helping 33; God is not the Author of Con. together by Prayer for us, that fufion, but of Peace, as in all for the Gift bestowed upon us by Churches of the Saints. + 2 Cor. the Means of many Perfons, thanks 13. 11. Be perfect, be of good come may be given by many on our be: fort, be of one mind, live in half

. Eph. 6. 19. [Praying always) Peace ; and the God of Love and for me, that Utterance may be Peace shall be with you. t Phil. given unto me.

Phil. 1. 19. Í 10 4. 9. Those things which ye have know that this shall turn to my boch learned, and received, and Salvation through your Prayer, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the Supply of the Spirit of Jesus

the God of Peace shall be with you. Chrift. Col. 4. 3, 12. Withal, ti Thef. 5. 23. The very God of praying for us.- Epaphras-falu. 15 Peace sanctifie you wholly- t2 reth you, always labouring fervente Thef. 3. 16. Now the Lord of Peace ly for you in Prayers, that ye may himself give you Peace always, by Hand perfect and compleat in all

all Means. † Heb. 13. 23. Now. the Will of God. a Ther. 3. I.

the God of Peace that brought again Finally, Brethren, pray for us, that 20 from the Dead the Lord Jesus. the Word of the Lord may have

CHAP. XVI. free Course Philem. Ver. 22. & •Acts 18.18. Paul took -I trust that through your Prayers

his leave of the Brethren, and I İhall be given unto you. Heb. failed thence into Syria, and with 13. 18. Pray for us.

25 bim Priscilla and Aquila : hav. 31. ? + 2 Thes. 3. 2. That we ing fhorn his Head in Cenchreq.may be delivered from unreason

+ 3 Joh. ver. 6. Which able and wicked Men: for all have born witnefs of thy Charity Men have not Faith...

before the Church; whom if thou 32. Rom. I, IO See on 30 bring forward on their journey Acts 18. 21.

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7. Salute Andronicus' and Junia, my kinsinen and my fellow-prisoners, who are of riote among the apostles, who also were in Christ f before me. 8. Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord. 9. Salute Urbane our helper in Chrift, and Stachys my beloved. 10. Salute Apelles approved in Christ.' Salute 'them which are of Ariftobulus * houslield (Or, friends]. 11. Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the * houshold [Or, friends] of Narcilfus, which are in the Lord. 12. Salute Triphena and Tric phofa, who labour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Perfis, which laboured much in the Lord. 13. Salute Rufus & chofen is the Lord, and his mother and mine. 14. Salute Afymeritus, Phlegor, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the

brethren $. 7. Cor. 16. 19. Aquila fir Cor,'' 15. 6. After that and Priscilla salute you much in he was seen of above five-hundred the Lord, with the Church that is Brethren at once: of whom the in their í flow fe. † Col. 4. 15. Sa. greater Part remain unto this prea lute TNymphas, and the Church slent, but some are fallen asleep. which, is in his Houfe. Philem. † Gal. 1. 22, and was unknown ver. 2. To our beloved Apphia, by Face unto the Churches of Ju. and Archippus our fellow Soldier, dea, which were in Christ. and to the Church in the Houfe. 13. 8 :: 2 Joh. ver. J. The El.

ct.Cor. 16. 15. .-Ye know 10 der unto the ele&t Lady, and her the House of Stephanas, that it is Children, whom I love in the the Erft. fruits of Achaia,

Truth. (1) The judicious and alearned Mr. Foseph Mede, in bis Discourse on the 1 Cor. 11. 22. interprets - the Places in che' References to signifie, s.of the Houshold or Family of the Perfon saluted, but the Assembly or Congregation of Chriftians, who met there publickly to worship God. In this Discourse, he makes it highly probable, that the Persons here falu. ted had, in their respective Cities and Places of Abode, dedicated some Part or Place in their Houses to be an Oratory or Place of publick Worship for the Christians to affemble in for the Performance of divine and religious Duties. Such a Place, it is probable; was the upper Room, mentioned bits 1. 13, as also the Church, that is, the Place of publick Worship, Cor. 11. 22. See the Note on Afts 2. 46.

(2) Many of the Antients here read Asia, nor Achaia, and then there is no disagreement between this place and Cor. 16. - 15. Or, we may wyderstand it thus: That Stéphanas and his Family were the first who were converted to the Christian Faith in Achaia, and Epenitus one

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brethren which are with them. - 15. Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and Olympas, and all the faints which are with them. 16. h Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.

17. Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which caufe divifions and offences, contrary to the doctrine which ye have learnied; and i avoid them. 18. For they that are füch, ferve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own * belly; and by good words and fair fpeeches deceive the hearts of the

simple." Tg. For your obedience is "come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you o wise unto that which is good, and * fimple [Or, harmless] concerning evil. 20. And the P God of peace shall 9 * bruise, [Or, tread] Satan under your feet Shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

21. s Timotheus my work-fellow, and Lu, cius, and Jason, and Sofipater, my kinsmen salute you. '221 I Tertius, who wrote this epiftle, falute you in the Lord: 23. " Gaius mine Hoft, and of the whole church, falu

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are they which creep into Houses, with an holy kiss. ti Thef. s. and lead Captive filly Women laden 26. Greet all the Brethren with an 5 with Sins, led away with divers holy kiss. t 1 Pet. 5. 14. Greet ye Lusts. one another with a kiss of Charity.

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* 2 Tim. 3. 5. you all, that your Faith is spoken + 2 Joh. ver See on Mat. 10 of throughout the whole Worldi.

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97 Gen. 3. 15. I will pur enmi. Eph. 4. 14. That ye hence- 15 ty between thee and the Woman, forth be no more Children, tossed and between thy Seed, and her to and fro, and carried about with Seed : it shall bruise thy Head, every Wind of Doctrine, by the and thou shalt bruise his Heel. þeight of Men, and cunning Craftiness, rt 1 Cor. 16. 33. Gal. 6.18. whereby they lie in wait to deceive. 20 Phil. 4. 23.

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Erastus the chamberlain of the city falux teth you, and Quartus a brother. 24. The o Grace of our Lord Jelus.Christ be with you all

. Amen. 25: Now to him that is of power to ftablish you according to my Gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, (according to the revelation of the mystery { which was kept secret since the world began. 26. But now is 8 made manifeft, and by the scriptures of the prophets according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith) 27.

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revealed unto his holy Apostles and 25. + Eph. 3. 20. Now dato. Prophets by the Spirit. To make him that is able to do exceeding a. all Men see what is the Fellowship bundantly above all that we ask or 5 of the Mystery, which from the think. 2 Tim. 1. 12. -I know beginning of the World hath been whom I have believed, and I am hid in God. f Col. 1. 26. Thč perfuaded that he is able to keep Mystery which hath been bid from that which I have committed 'un. Ages, and from Generations, but to him against that Day. +Jude 10 now is made manifeft to his Saints, ver. 24. Now unto him that is 2 Tim. 1.9, 10. Who hath saved ble to keep you from falling. us, according to his own pur

1 Cor. 1. 8. Who Ihall con. pose and Grace which was given firm you unto the end, that ye may us in Chrift Jesus, before the World be blameless in the Day of our 15 began, But is now made manifeft Lord Jesus ChristThef. 3. 13.

| Thef. 3. 13. by the Appearing of our Saviour To the end he may ftablish your Jesus ChristHearts unblameable in Holiness 26. 8 Rom. 3. 25. Whom God before God.- 2 Thef. 3. 3. The hath set forth to be a Propitiatie Lord is faithful, who Ihall stablish 20 on. + 2 Tim. you, and keep you from Evil. I Words under Ver, 25. Tit. L. Pet. 's: 10. The God of all Grace, 2, 3. In hope of eternal Life, -make you perfect ftablish strength which God that cannot lie pro en, settle you.

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25 hath in due Times manifefted his fit 1 Cor. 2. 7, 10. We speak Word through preaching.fi the Wisdom of God in a Mystery, Pet. 1. 20. Who verily was fore even the hidden Wisdom which ordained before the Foundation of God ordained before the World un, the World, but was manifeft in to our Glory. Bur God hath re- 30 these last Times for you. Rev. vealed them unto-us by his Spi 13. 8. -The Lamb flain from the rit. - † Eph. 3. 3,5,9. How that Foundation of the World. by revelation he made known un. + Rom. 1. s. t Rom. 15. 18. to me the Mystery. Which in See on Acts 6. 7. other Ages was not made known 35

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