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* refreshed' by thee, brother. 8. Wherefore though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient, 9. Yet for loves fake I rather beseech thee, being such a one as Paul the aged, and now also a m of Jesus Christ. 10. I beseech thee for my son " Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds : 11. Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me : 1 2. Whom I have sent again: thou therefore Preceive him that is mine own bowels. 13. Whom I would have retained with me, 9 that in thy stead he might have miniftred unto me in the bonds of the gospel. 14. But without 'thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of tecessity, but willingly. !5. For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldst receive him for ever;

16. Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the fleth, and in the Lord? 17. It thou count me therefore wa partner, receive him as my felf. 18. If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account. 19. I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides. 20. Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord. 21. Having a confidence in thy obedience, I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say, 22. But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I b trust that through your prayers I shall




k , Cor. 16. 18. They have reo

Cor. 16. 17. frih d my Spirit and yours. 2 14. ' + 2 Cor. 9.7. Every Man Tim. 1.16. -He [Onesiphorus] oft according as he hath purposed in refreshed me.

his Heart, not grudgingly, or of ne 8. ' 1 Thes. 2.6. -When we scesity; for 'God loveth a cheerful might have been burdensome, as the giver. Apoftles of Christ.

16. s :: Col. 3. 22. Servants o. 9. un See on A&ts 9. 16.

bey in all things your Masters 4+ Col.

4. 9. Onefimus a cording to the Flesh. faithful and beloved Brother.

17: u : 2 Cor. 8. 23. Whether o of Gal. 4. 19. See on

I Cor.

any do enquire of Titus, he is my 4. 15.

partner and fellow-helper. P Luk. 15. 29. When he

. See on 2 Cor. 7. 16. was yet a great Way off, his Fa 22. • † Phil. 1. 25. See on Phil. ther saw him, and had compassion, 15 2, 24. and ran and fell on his Neck, and kif c† 2 Cor. 1. 11. See on Rom. fed him.

15. 30. 13.9 t Phil. 2. 30. See on !

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Epaphras my fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus; 24. Marcus, Ariftarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellow-labourers. grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. 4 Written from Rome to Philemon, by Onesimus

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Year of our Lord 64
OD, who at sundry times, and · in divers manners,

fpake in time paft unto the fathers by the prophets, 2. Hatħ in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, ' whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds. 3. Who being the br'ghtness of his zlory, and the express e image of his person, and

uphold. 23.0 + Col. 4.12. See on Col. him] + Gal. 4. 4. t Eph. 1. 10. .7.

See on Mar. 1.15. 24. ¢ ¢ Acts 12. 12. See on Mat. 4. 17. Jesus began to \&s 15. 37.

preacb, and to say, Repent. Mar. f See on A&ts 19. 29.

Si. 14. Jesus came into Galilee, 3 t Col. 4. 14. See on 2 Tim. prouching the Gospel of the Kingdom

of God. Joh. 15. 15. - All 2 Tim. 4. 22. See on things that I have heard of my Pa

ther, I have made known unto you. CHAP. I. 10 A&S 10.36. The Word which God a of Numb. 12. 6, 8. -If Sent unto the Children of Israel, here be a Prophet among you, I preaching Peace by Jesus Chrift.he Lord will make my self known Heb. 2. 3. How shall we escape if into him in a Vision, and will speak we neglect so great salvation, into him in a Dream. With him 15 which at the first began to be spoMofes] will I speak mouth to mouth, ken by the Lord. ven apparently, and not in dark + Pfal. 2. 8. See on Mat. peeches; and the fimilitude of

21. 38. he Lord shall he behold.- Sam. e't i Cor. 8. 6. t. Col. 1. 16. 1.10. The Lord came and stood 20 See on Joh. 1. 3. ind called as at other times, Samuel, 3. Wird. 7. 26. [She is the amuel. Then Samuel answered, image of his Goodness. Phil. 2. speak,for thy Servant heareth. 6. Who being in the form of

: Deut. 4. 30. Even in God, thought it not robbery to he latter Days, if thou turn to the 25 be equal with God. + 2 Cor. Lord thy God, and shalt be obedi. 4. 4. Col. 1. 15. See on Joh. ent to his Voice (thou fhalt find 14. 9.


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better than the angels, as k he hath by inheritance ob

upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had h by himself purged our fins, sat down at the right hand of the Majeīty on high;

4. Being made so much tained a more excellent name than they. 5. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, ' Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten 'thee?' And again, will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

* And again, when he bringeth in [Or, when he bringeth again] the first-begotten into the world, he faith, And olet all the angels of God worship him 7. And P * of [Or, unty] the avgels he faith, Who maketh'hisangels fpirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. 8. But unto the Son he faith, 9 Thy Throne, O God, is for ever and ever; a scepter of * righteousness (Gr. rightness, or, straightnefs] is the fcepter of thy kingdom :: 9. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God hath *.anointed thee with the oyl.of gladness above thy fellows, 10. And, Thou Lord in the beginning haft laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of


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t Ich. 4. 4. In him was tife, my. Father, noy God, and the Rock and the Life was the Light of Men, of my salvation. Allo I will make + Col. 1.,17. -By him all things him my. my first born, bigher than coriift + Rev., 4. 11. Thou art. tlie Kings of the Earth worthy, O Lord, to receive Glory, s 6. n See on Rom. 8. 29. and Honour, and Power; for Of Deut. 32. 43. In the Septuathou haft created all thingsand gint are these Words, though noting for thiy Pleasure they are and were our Tranfiation. Pfal. 97:7. -Wer: created.

ship him all ye gods. 1 Pet. 3. 22b + Heb. 9.12, 14. See on Acts 1o Who is gone into Heaven, and is 20. 28.

on the right Hand of God, Angels, it Pfal. 10. 1. **'Eph1. 20. and Authorities, and powers being Heb.' i'o. See on Mat. made Subject unto him.

7. P + Pfal 104, 4. Who maketa + Phil. 2. 9, 10. See on 1.5 bis Angels Spirits and his MiniEph. 1: 21.

sters, a flaming Fire. 5.

of Pral. 2. 7. + Heb. 5. 5. 8.9+. Pfal. 45 6,7. Thy Throne, See on Afts 13. 33.

O God, is for ever and ever: the + 2 Sam. 7.14. I will be his Sceptre of thy Kingdom is a righe Father, and he shall be my Son.- 20 Sceptre: Thou lovest Righteoul

Chron. 2 2. 10. He shall build nefs, and hateft Wickedness: an House for my Name, and he therefore God, thy God hash ihall be my Son, and I will be his nointed thee with the Oyl of Father, and I will establish the Gladness above thy Fellows. Throne of his Kingdom over Il-25. 9.? See on Acts 10. 38 rael for ever. + Pfal. 89. 26, 27. s t Plal. 192, 25, 6:C Sec He Thall cry unto me, Thou art on Luk. 16,17

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hine hands. 11. « They thall perish, but thou remainest : ind they all shall wax old as doth a garment; 12. And as i vefture shalt thou fold them up, and they thall be changed : put thou art the fame, and thy years shall not fail. 13. But to which of the angels said he at any time, . Sit on my ight hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool ? 14.

Are they not all ministring spirits, sent forth to minifter or them who shall be heirs of salvation ?

CH A P. II. HERE FOR E we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard,

a lest at any ime we thouid * let them slip [Gr. run out as leaking Vefels]. · For if the word b spoken by angels was stedfast, and every ranfgreffion and disobedience received a just recompence of eward; 3. How shall we c escape if we neglect to great Ilvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the ord, and was e confirmed unto us by them that heard him ; · Gcd also f bearing them witness, both with signs and voi.ders, and with divers miracles and 5* gifts [Or, distri, #ns] or the holy Ghost, according to his own will?" 5: or unto the angels hath he not put into subjection (1) the worlo to come, whereof we fpeak. 6. But one in a cer

tain TE** Ha 4. Ifa. $1.6. 2 Pet. 3. 7, 10. See on Luk


c See on Heb. 12. 25.

+ Mat 4. 17. † Mar. 1. 14. 11.** Pfal. 110. I. Heb. 10. See on Heb. I. 2. 2. See on Mat. 22.44.

et Luk. 1. 2. Even as they de

5 14.0 | Pfal. 34: 7: † Pfal. 91, 11. livered them into us, which from Pfal. 103. 20. + Dan. 7. 10.

the beginning were Eye-witneles, te on Mat. 18. 10.

and Ministers of the Word. CH A P. II.

† Mar. 16. 20. See on Afts 2 Pfal.

119. 11. Thy Ward 10 14.3. and on Mar. 16.17, 18. ave I bidin mine Heart that I might :: Acts 2. 22. ---Jelus of Naot sin against thee. Prov. 3. 21.

zareth, a Man approved among ly Son, let not them depart from you, by Miracles, and Wonders, and bine Eyes : keep found Wisdom Signs, which God did by him in nd Discretion. Heb. 3. 12. Take. the midst of you, as ye your felves

15 eed, Brethren, left there be in any

also know. you an evil Heart of unbelief,

ht I Cor.s2. 4, 7, 11. in departing from the living God. Rom. 12. 6. Deut. 33. 2.

: Pfal..

5. 'Heb. 6.5. 1 2 Pet. 3.13. 58.17. Gal. 3. 19. See on Acts 20 See on Gal. 1.4.

(1) The Greek Word here translated World, properly fignifies Age. So it is rendered Col. 1. 26. So it may be better translated, 1 Cor. 10. 11. Jpon whom the Ends of the Ages are come. The fame Obseryation will


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tain place testified, saying, * What is man that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man that thou visitest him ? 7. Thou madeft him a * little lower than [Or, a little while inferior to] the angels; thou crowneft him with glory and honour, and didit set him over the works of thy hands: 8. Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But

we see not yet all things put under him. 9. But we see Jesus, " who was made a little lower than the angels, * for [Or, by] the suffering of death, • crowned with glory and honour ; that he by the grace of God should taste death p for every man. 10. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the cap

taili 6. k Job 7. 17. What is Man that of a servant, and was made in the thou should it magnifie him ? and Likeness of Men : And being found that thou shouldft fer thy Heart in Fashion as a Man, he humbled upon him ? * Psal 8.


&c. What himself, and became obedient une is man that thou art mindful of sto death, even the Death of the him ? and the Son of Man that Cross. Wherefore God also hath thou visiteft him? bc. Psal. 144. highly exalted him.3. Lord what is Man that thou ta. of AEts 2.33. Being by the right keft knowledge of him? Or the Son Hand of God exalted.of Man that thou makest account of 10 p + Rom. 5. 18. See on Joh. 12. him?

3.2, and on Rom. 4, 25. 8.1 fr Cor. 15. 27. | Eph. 1.

+ Rom. 11. 36. Of bin, 22. : Heb. 1. 13. See on Mat. and through him, and to bim are all II. 27. and on Mat. 28. 18.

things m2 t Cor. 15. 25. He must


† A&s 3.15. (Ye Men of Ifra. Reign till he hath put all Enemies el] killed the Prince of Life under his Feet.

+ Aets 5.31. Him hath God ex9. 14 Phil. 2. 7, 8, 9. (Christ alted with his right Hand to be a Jesus) -sook upon him the Form Prince and a Saviour.



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hold in several other Places, particularly, Heb. 9. 26. Christ appeared of the end of the Ages to take away sin ; that is, in the Conclusion of the Agi which had gone before, or in the last Age, the Gospel Age, or Dispensation

, which is in other Places called the Fulness of Tiine. So that the Meaning of this place is, The Law was given by tbe Disposition of Angels

, but the Dispensation of the Gospel, here called the World to come lin Allusion probably to a famous Tradition among the Jews, which diftri: buted the whole duration of the World into three Ages; the Age before the Law, the Age under the Law, and the Age of the Messias,] was managed and adıninistred by the Son of God. So that the Christian Church has the Happiness and Privilege to be under the immediate Conduct and Government of the Son of God himself, See Archbishop Tilotfou's Pofhumous Sermons, Vol. 5. p. 285.

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