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brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14. As obedient children, 'not fashioning your felves according to the former lusts m in your ignorance: 15. But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16. Because it is written,

• Be ye holy, for I am holy. 17. And if ye call on the Father, who Þ without respect of persons judgeth according to every mans work, o pass the time of your " sojourning here in fear: 18. Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your u vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19. But with the a precious blood of Chrift, • as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20. Who verily was foreordained a before the foundation of the world, but was e manifest in these f last times for you; 21. Who by him do believe in God that & raised him up from the dead, and h gave him glory, that your faith



* Lev. 19.



} See on Rom. 12. 2.

their Children in the Wilderness, † Acts 17. 30. The Times of Walk ye not in the Statutes of their this ignorance God winked at ; but Fathers, neither observe their Judge now commandeth all Men every ments, nor defile your felves with where to repent.

5 their Idols. See on i Cor. 6. II. IS. n See on Gal. s. 8.

19. a † Heb. 9. 12, 14. † Rev. 16. 0* Lev. 11. 44.

5. 9. See on Acts 20. 28. Lev. 20.7. See on i Thef. b + Exod. 12. 5. Your Lamb 4. 7.

shall be without blemish.— + Joh. I. 17. P † Deut. 10. 17. of Rom. 10 29. John seeth Jesus coming 2:11. See on Afts 1o. 34.

him, and faith, Behold the Lamb of 9 t 2 Cor. 7.1.-Let us cleanse God, which taketh away the Sin of our selves from all filthiness of the World. + 1 Cor. 5. 7.-Christ Flesh and Spirit, perfecting holi our Passover is sacrificed for us. ness in the fear of God.- t Phil. 20. Rom, 3., 25. Whom 11.- Work out your own Salva God hath set forth to be a Propitite tion with fear and trembling. Heb. tion through Faith in his Blood.12. 28. We receiving a Kingdom * Rom. 16. 25. : Tit. 1. :: which cannot be moved, let us + Rev. 13. 8. See on 2 Tim. 1.9. have Grace whereby we may serve 20 Col. 1. 26. The Mystery God acceptably with Reverence and which hath been hid from Ages, godly Fear.

and from Generations, but now is Joh. 14. 16. They are not of made manifest to his Saints. the World, even as I am not of the

† Ga!. 4. 4.

+ Eph. 1. 10. World. Phil. 3. 20. Our Conver- 25 + Heb. 1... See on Mar. 1. 15. Sation [Citizenship] is in Heaven. 8 See on Acts 2. 24. + Heb. 11, 13. See on 2 Cor. h † Phil 2.9. Wherefore God

also hath highly txalted him, and 18.5 t i Cor. 6. 20. + 1 Cor.7. given him a Name which is abse 23. See on Acts 20. 28.

30 every Name: See on Mat. 22.44 " † Ezek. 20. 18. I said unto

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ad hope might be in God. 22. Seeing ye have purifi1 your souls in obeying the truth * through the Spirit, nto unfeigned love of the brethren; see that ye ne another with a pure heart fervently: 23. Being born again, not of corruptible feed, but of incorruptie by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for rer. 24

24. * For [Or, For that] all flesh is as grass, and all le glory of man, as the flower of grass. ithereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

25. But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And lis is the word which by the gospel is preached un! you.

HEREFORE 1 laying aside all malice, and all

hypocrisies, and envies, and all evileakings,

d As new-born babes defire the fincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 3. If so

ye have f tasted that the Lord is gracious. 4. To hom coming, as unto a living stone, 3 disallowed indeed men, but chosen of God, and precious, 5. Ye also as




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22. i 7 Acts 15.9. And put no on Joh. 13:34. fference between us and them, 23. " + Joh. 1. 13. See on Joh. rifying their Hearts by Faith 3. 3, s. k Joh. 15. 4. -As the Branch f Jam.1.18. f 1 Joh. 3. 9. See nnot bear Fruit of it self, except son Heb. 4. 12. abide in the Vine : no more can 24. of Ifa. 40.6. Jam. 1. 10. , except ye abide in me.

Rom.. See on Jam. 4. 14. 13. - If ye through the spirit do


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Luk. 16. 17. all live, 1 Cor. 15. 10. - I la. 10

C HA P. II. ured more abundantly than they

† Eph. 4. 22. Col. 3. 1: yet not I, but the Grace of God 8. † Heb. 12. 1. :: Jam. 1. 21. hich was with me.

; 1 Pet. 4. 2. See on Rom. 6. 4. . - Work out your own Salva

Let Love be on with fear and trembling. For is without Dissimulation. is God which worketh in you, both

< See on Tit. 3. 2. i will and to do of his good

See on Mat. 18.3. leasure. Heb. 13. 20, 21, The

e See on i Cor. 3. 2. od of Peace, - make you perfect, 3. Pfal. 34. 8. O taste and see | every good Work, to do his so that the Lord is good : blessed is Vill, working in you that which is the Man that trusteth in him. ell-pleasing in his Sight through 4.

E p Pfal. 118. 22. See on Efus Chrift.

Luk. 2. 34. + Rom. 12. 10. + 1 Tim. 1.5. 5. n f Eph. 2. 21, 22. See on Heb, 13. 1, t i Pet, 2. 17. See 25 Rom. 8. 9.

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lively stones, are [Or, be ye] built up a i spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up 'spiritual facrifices, acceptable to God m by Jesus Christ. 6. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture; Behold, I lay in Sion a n chief corner-stone, elect, precious : and he that believeth on him thall nột be confounded. 7. Unto you therefore which believe he is * precious [Or, an honour]: but unto them which be disobedient, the • stone which the builders disallowed, the fame is made the head of the corner, 8. And a p stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which 9 stumble at the word, being disobedient, * whereunto allo (1) they were appoint


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if Heb. 3. 6. See on Rom. our Lips. † Mal. 1. 11. From the 9.

rising of the Sun, even unto the k Exod. 19.5,6. If ye will obey going down of the same, my Name my Voice indeed, and keep my shall be great among the Gentiles, Covenant, then ye shall be a pecu- $ and in every place Incense shall be liar Treasure unto me above all offered unto my Name, and a puri People. And ye shall be unto Offering.- t Rom. 12. 1. I beseech me a Kingdom of Priests, and an ho you therefore, Brethren, by the ly Nation. + Ifa. 61. 6. Ye shall Mercies of God, that ye present be named the Priests of the Lord:10 your Bodies a living Sacrifice, holy, Men shall call you the Ministers acceptable unto God, which is of our God.- t Ifa. 66. 21. I your reasonable Service. Heb. will also take of them for Priests, 13.15, 16. By him herefore let us and for Levites, faith the Lord offer up the sacrifice of Praise to God conRev.v.6. And hath made us Kings 15tinually, that is, the fruit of our and Priests unto God and his Fa- 'Lips, giving thanks to his Name. ther.

And hath But to do good, and to communie made us unto our God Kings and cate, forget not: for with such Sae Priests: and we shall Reign on the crifices God is well pleased. Earth. Rev. 20. 6. Blessed and 20

*m t 1 Pet. 4. 11.

See on Rom. holy is he that hath part in the first Resurrection : on such the 6. n* Isa. 28. 16. ::: Rom. 9.33 second Death hath no power, but

See on Luk. 2. 34. they shall be Priests of God, and of 7. •* Pfal. 118. 22. AQs Christ, and shall reign with him a II. See on Luk. 2. 34.

25 thousand Years.

18. P * Ifa. 8. 14. † Rom. 9. 3;. It Hof. 14. 2. Take with you See on Luk. 2. 34. Words, and turn unto the Lord, and 9 See on i Cor. I. 23. say unto him ; Take away all Ini + Exod. 9. 16. † i Thel. s. quity, and receive us graciously : 309. Jude ver. 4. See on Rom. to will we render the Calves of

9.17, 22. (1) The Meaning here cannot be, that these Persons were ordain ed or appointed by God to be disobedient ; for if this were the Sense

, the Fault laid to their Charge, would be their answering and fulni ling the Appointment of God. Buc the Meaning is, that they bein:

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But ye are a chosen generation, a • royal priesthood, an holy nation, a u * peculiar [Or, purchased] people; that ye should thew forth the * praises [Or, vertues] of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10. Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. II. Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abftain from fleshly lusts, which o war against the soul ; 12. Having your conversation f honest among the Gentiles: that * whereas [Or, wherein] they speak against you as evil-doers, they may by your good works which they shall hehold, glorifie God h in the day of visitation. 13. i Submit your selves to every ordinance of man for the Lords fake: whether it be to the king, as supreme ; 14. Or unto governours, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers, and for the 1 praise of them that do well. 15. For so is the will of God, that in with well-doing ye may put to filence the




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9.5 | Exod. 19. 5,6. † Rev. 1. ven. 6. + Rev. s. 10.

See on Ver. 5. h Luk. 1. 68. Blessed be the u See on lit. 2. 14.

Lord God of Israel, for he hath via * † Eph. 5. 8. Col. 1. 13. fited and redeemed his people. See on 2 Cor. 4.6.

s; Luk. 19: 44. They shall not 10. b † Hol. 1. 9, 10, + Hof. leave in thee one Stone upon ano2. 23. See on Rom. 9. 25, 26. ther : because thou knewest noc

II. 1 Chron. 29 15. + Pfal. the Time of thy Visitation. 39. 12. † Pfal. 119. 19. Heb. 11. 13. See on Róm. 13.1,6. 33. t Pet. 1. 17. See on 2 Cor. 14. * † Rom. 13.4. -If thou

do that which is evil, be afraid : Gal. s. 16. See on Rom. for he bearech not the Sword in

vain: for he is the Minister of God, e See on Jam. 4. 1.

a Revenger to execute Wrath upon 12. f t 2 Cor. 8. 21. .: Tit. 2.15 him that doch evil. 8. t 1 Pet. 3. 16. See on Rom. It Rom. 13. 3.-Wilt thou

not then be afraid of the Power ? 3 € Mat. 5.16. Let your Light do that which is good, and thou shale fo Ahine before Men, that they have Praise of the same. may see your good Works, and glo- 20


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Disobedient to the Gospel of the Truth, of which they had received so many and such clear Proofs, they were appointed to that Punishment which was so justly threatned to the Disobedient. So that what was designed by God for their Salvation, by their Sin and Obstinacy became the Occasion of their falling into a Worfe Condition, and of their being more leverely funi.ed. See the Note on Luk. 3. 34.


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ignorance of foolish men: 16. As.n free, and not using [Gr. having] your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.


* Honour [Or, efteem] p Love the brotherhood. 9 Fear God. Honour the king. 18. * Servants, be subje& to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward. 19. For this is thank-worthy, if a man for "conscience toward God endure grief, fuifering wrong. fully. 20. For a what glory is it, if when ye be buffeted for your faults ye fhall take it patiently? but if wlien ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently; this is acceptable with God. 21.For even - hereunto were ye called: becaule - Christ also suffered for us, « leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22. Who did no fin, neither was guile found in his mouth: when he f was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he & threatned not; but committed * himself [Or, bis cause] to him that judgeth righteously: 24. Who his own self # bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that

23. Who


16. 7. 22.

I 2, 10.

t Gal. 5 1,13. t 1 Cor. Devil ? Jesus answered, I have not See on Joh. 8. 36.

a Devil, but I honour my Father, 17.° + Phil. 2. 3. See on Rom. and ye do dishonour me. Heb.12.

3. Consider him who endured such P t 1 Pet. 1. 22. See on Joh. 5 Contradiction of Sinners against him. 13. 34.

felf. 9 f Mac. 22. 21. Render mun, % Ifä. 50. 6,9. I gave my Back to God the things which are Gods. to the Smiters, and my Cheeks to

18.' :: Col. 3. 22. .: Tit. 2., them which plucked off the Hair : 9. See on Eph: 6.5.

rol bid not my Face from Shame and 19. s † Mat. s. 10. t, Pet. 3. Spitting. Behold, the Lord God 14. See on Heb. ii. 26.

will help me, who is he that shall u; Rom. 13. 5. Ye must needs condemn me?. be subject, not only for Wrath, 24. n f Ifa. 53. 4,

5, 6, 11. but also for Conscience sake. 15 Surely, he hath born our Griefs,

20.1 + 1 Pet. 3. 14. t i Per. 4. and carried our Sorrows: yet we 14. See on Heb. 11. 26.

did esteem him stricken, Imitten * Mat 16. 24.

ti Thefs. of God, and afflicted. But he was 3.3. See on Acts 14.23

wounded for our Tranfgreffions, he it 1 Pet. 3. i8. See on Heb. 20 was bruised for our Iniquities ;

the 7. 27.

Chastisement of our Peace was upon dit Joh. 13. 15.

See on Mat. him, and with his Stripes we are IT. 29.

healed. · The Lord hach laid on 22, Ifa. 53.9. See on 2 Cor. him the Iniquity of us all. He shall $. 21,

25 bear' their Iniquities. Mar. S. • 23. ' + Mat. 27. 39. They that 17.-Himself took our Infirmities, passed by, reviled him. † Joh. and bare 0r. Sicknesses. + Heb 9. 8. 98, 49. ---Say we nor well that 28. Christ was once offered to be hou art a Samaritan, and bal a

the Sins of many.


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