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To i God only wise, be * glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.

Written to the Romans from Corinthus, and sent by Phebe servant of the church at Cenchrea.

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27. i Job 12. 13. With him is no Man hath seen, nor can see : Wisdom and Strength, he hath to whom be Honour and Power Counsel and Understanding. Jer. 10. everlasting. 2 Tim. 4. 18. The 12. He hath made the Earth by Lord shall deliver me from eve. his Power, he hath established the s ry evil Work, - to whom be World by his wisdom, and hath Glory for ever and ever. Heb, stretched out the Heavens by his 13. 20, 21. The God of Peace, Discretion ti Tim. 1. 17. Now To whom be Glory for ever unto the King eternal, immor. and ever. 1 Pet. 4. II,

That gal, invisible, the only wife God, 10 God in all things may be globe Honour and Glory, for ever rified through Jesus Christ; to and ever.

Amen. + Jude ver: whom be Praise and Dominion 35. To the only wife God our Sa for ever and ever. [ Pet. 5. viour, be Glory and Majesty, H. To him be Glory and DoDominion and Power, boch now is minion for ever and ever.

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3:18. Grow in Grace, and in k 1 Chron. 29. 11. Thine, O the Knowledge of our Lord and Lord, is the Greatness, and the Saviour Jesus Christ: to him Power, and the Glory, and the be Glory both now

and for eVi&ory, and the Majesty : for 20 ver. Rev. 1. 6. And hath made all that is in the Heaven, and us Kings and Priests unto God in the Earth, is thine ; thine is and his Father ; to him be Glory the Kingdom, O Lord, and thou and Dominion for ever and ever. at exalted as Head above all, Rev. 4. 11. Thou art worthy, Rom. i. 36. Of him, and thro' 25 O Lord, to receive Glory, and him, and to him are all things: Honour, and Power: for thou 80 whom be Glory for

haft created all things, and for Gal. 1. 4, s. -God and our thy Pleasure they are and were Father: To whom be Glory for created. Rev. 5.13. Every Cream ever and ever. Eph. 3.21. Un- 30 ture which is in Heaven, and 50 him be Glory in the Church on the Earth, and under the Earth, by Chrift Jefus, throughout all --heard I, saying, Blessing and Ages, World without end. Phil. Honour, and Glory, and Power be 4. 20. Now unto God and our unto him that siteeth upon the Father be Glory for ever and 35 Throne, and unto the Lamb for ever. : i Tim. 6. 16, whom ever and ever.

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A U L called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ, *through

the will of God, and Softhenes our brother. 2. Unto the church of God which is at : Corinth, c. to them that are fančtified in Christ Jesus, d called to be faints, with all that in every place the name of Jesus Chrift.f our Lord, both theirs and ours. - 3. & Grace be unto you, and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jelus Christ. 4. In thank my God alwáys on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Chrift; 5. That in every thing ye are enriched by him . in all utterance, and in all knowledge : 6. Even as the * teftimony of Christ was confirmed in you.

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2 Cor. i. 1. Eph. 1: 1. given by the Spirit, the Word of .: Col. 1. 1. 2 Tim. 1. 1. In Wisdom; to another, the Word of these Places the words are, Paul Knowledge by the famę Spirit. an Apostle of Jesus Chrift by the Çor. 8.9. Therefore as ye abound Wil of God

s in every thing, in Faith, in Utte † Acts 18. 17. The Greeks rance, and Knowledge, and in all Ditook Softhenes, the chief Ruler of ligence, and in your Love to us; the Synagogue, and beat him -- see that ye abound in this Grace

2. [ * Aěts 15. 9. And put no alfo. difference between us and them, 10 : 6.k 1 Cor. 1. 1.-Declaring purifying their Hearts by Faith unto you the Teftimony of God.

2 Jude ver. 1. -To them that are Ther. 1. 10. -Our Testimony a. fan&tified by God the Father.

mong you was believed. - 1 Tim. Tim. 1.9. See on Rom. 2. 6. Who gave himself a Ransom 1.7.

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for all, to be teftified in due time. :: A&ts 9.54. t 2 Tim. 2.23. 2 Tim. 1. 8. Be not thou there. See on A&s 7. 59.

fore ashamed of the Testimony of our f.: 1 Cor. 8. 6. To us there Lord. 1 Joh. 5. 10. -He that is but one God the Father, of believeth not God, hath made him whom are all things, and we in a Liar, because he believeth not him ; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by the Record that God gave of his whom are all things, and we by Son. | Rev. 1.

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8 + 2 Cor. 1. t Eph. 1. the Testimony of Jesus Christ. - I 2. t 1 Pet. J. 2. See on Rom.. John was in the Isle which is 1.7.

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coming [Gr. revelation] of our Lord Jesus Chrift: 8. Who shall also i confirm you unto the end, that ye may be + blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9.

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he hath chofen us in him, - that the Altar the Souls of them that we should be holy, and without blame were flajn, for the Testimony which before him in love. Eph. 2. 10, they held. Rev. 12 17. The Dra We are his Workmanship, created gon was wróch with the Woman, sin Christ Jefus onto good Works. and went to make War with the Eph. 5.21. That he might present Remnant of her Seed, which it to himself a glorious Church; bave the teftimony of Jesus Christ. not having spot or Wrinkle, or any Rev. 19. 10. -I am thy fellow such thing ; but that it should be Servant, and of thy Brethren that 10 koly, and without blemishi. Phil. 1. have the Testimony of Jefus : wore

6, 10, Being confident of this vethip God : for the testimony of je ry thing, that he which hath befüs is the Spirip of Prophecy. gun a good work in you, will pera

4.1. Phil. 3. 20. Our Conver. form it until the Day of Jefus Chrift, sation is in Heaven, from whence 15 Thar ye may approve thingsthat are also we look for the Saviour, the excellent, that ye may be fincere, and Lord Jefus Christ. Col. 3. 4. without Offence till the Day of Christ. When Christ who is our Life, Phil. 2. 15. That ye may be blameMall appear, then shall ye also ap less and bitrmless, the Sons of God; pear with him in Glory. Ther.20 without rebuke. Col. 1., 21, 22. 1:10. And to wait for his Son And you that were fometimes ao from Heaven. - Tit.2.13. Look

+ Tit.2.13. Look- lienated, and enemies in your ing for that blessed Hope, and the mind by wicked Works, yet now glorious Appearing of the great God, hath he reconciled, in the Body and our Saviotr Jesus Christ. Heb. 25 of his Flesh through Death, to 9. 28. --Unto them that loole for present you holy, and unblameable; h!m fhall he appear without Sin and unteproveable in his Sight. I unto Salvation. 2 Pet. 3. 12.

Thef. 3. 13. To the end he may Looking for and hafting unto the stablish your Hearts unblameable coming of the day of God - 30 in Holiness before God, even our 8. m + 1 Thef. 3. 13. See on Father, at the Coming of our Lord

Jesus Chrit with all his Saints. Luk. 1. 94, 95.- That we i Thef. 4). God hath not called Peing delivered out of the Hands us to Uncleanness, but unto Holia of our Enemies, might serve him 35 ness. t 1 Thess. 23. I pray God without fear, in Holiness and Righ that your whole Spirit and Soul TEČufness before him; all the Days and Bodý be preserved blameless of our Life. Acts 24. 16. Hereiti unto the coming of our Lord Jesus do I exercise my self to have always Ghrist. 1 Thef. 1. 13, 16, 17: & Conscience void of offence toward 40 God hath from the Beginning God, and toward Men. I Cor.is. chosen yoù to Salvation, throngs 58. Therefore, my beloved Brés fanétification of the Spirit, and be thren; be ye stedfast, unmoveable, tief of the Truth.. Now our Lord always abounding in the work of the Jefüs Chiift himself, and God ea Lord, forafmuch as ye know that: 45 ven our Father --comfore your your Labour is for in vain in the Hearts, and ftablish you in every bord. Eph. 1. 4. According as good ined and trork. i Tim. 6.

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ICO R. I. God is • faithful, by whom ye were called un'o the P fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. 10. Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the 9 same thing, and that there be no ' * div fions [Gr. Schisms] among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind, and in the same judgment. it. For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. 12. Now this I say, that every one of you faith, I am of Paul, and I of Apollos, and i of « Cephas, and I of Christ. 13. Is Chrift divided was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? 14. I thank God that 'I baptized none of you, but 6 Crispus and Gaius: 15. Left any should say that I had baptized in - mine own name.

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zed 14.(I charge thee] That thou keep confess our Sins, he is faithful and this Commandment without Spot, just to forgive us our Sins.unrebukeable, until the appearing of P. Joh. 14. 23. If a Man love our Lord Jesus Christ. Tit. 2. 14.. me, he will keep my Words: and Who gave himself for us, that he is my Father will love him, and we might redeem us from all Iniquity, i will come unto him, and make our and purifie, to himself a peculiar abode with him, Car. 12. 13. By People, Zealous of good Works.' 29 one Spirit we are all Baptized inco Pet. 2.14 -Be diligent, that ye,' one Body.--1 Joh. 1. 3. -Truly may be found of him in Peace, to our fellowship is with the Father, without spot and blameless. Joh. and with his Son Jesus Chrift. 3. 20, 21. Ifour Heart condemn us, Joh. 2. 24. - Ifthat which ye have God is greater than our Heart, and heard from the Beginning shall reknoweth all things.. Beloved, if main in you, ye also fhall continue our Heart condemn ús not, then is in the Son and in the Father. have We confidence towards God. 1099, Rom, 12, 16. :. Rom.

19:07 Cor.10.13 God isfaitha 15.5. .† Phil. 2. 3. Phil. 3. 16. ful, who will not suffer you to be See on Joh. 17. 11, tempted above that ye are able.--. Tot i Cor. 11. 18. -I hear there 2 Cor. 1:18. As God is true, ourizo be Divisions among you.Word toward you, was

to Cor, 3.4. While one 1 Thef. 5. 24. Fait's faith, I am of Paul, and another, I. ful is he that'calleth you, who allo am of Apollos, areye..not carnal ? will do it. 34 2.Thef. 3: 3. The u * Ačts18.24Á certain Jew naLord is faithful,i who shall ftablish 25 med Apollas, an eloquent Man, you, and keep you from evil. Heb. and mighty in the Scriptures. 1o. 23. Let us hold fast the Pro a Joh. 1. 42. -Thou shalt be fession of our Faith without was called Cephas, which is by interprevering, (for he is faithful that pro- tation a Stone, for, Peter). mifed). Heb. 11.-9. Through 30 , 14:5* Aats 18. 8. Crispus the Faith also Sara her self received chief Ruler of the Synagogue, bao Strength to conceive Seed. bea, lieved with all his Houfer cause the judged him faithful who ct Rom, 16. 33.. kad promiled. Joh. 1. 9. If we

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16. d t 1 Cor. 16, 15, 17. -Ye Wisdom. My Speech, and my know the House of Stephanas, that Preaching was not with enticing it is the first Fruits of Achaia, and · Words of Man's Wisdom, but in Dethat they have addiEted themselves monstration of the Spirit, and of to the Ministry of the Saints. I s Power. Which things also we am glad of the coming of Stephanas, speak, not in the Words which Mans

17. Joh. 4. 3. Jesus, baptized, Wisdom teacheth, but which the.boly not, but his Disciples. Acts 1o. Ghost teacheth; comparing fpi48. He (Peter) commanded them to ritual things with spiritual. 2 Cor. be baptized.

10 10.10. - His bodily Presence is of ? Cor.'2. 4; 13. I, bre weak, and his speech contemptible. thren, when I came to you, came i Cor. 11. 6. Though I be rude hor with excelency of speech, or of

iri (1) In order to affert the Inspiration and Authority of the New Testament; it is not needful to suppose that the Apostles were continually under the Inspiration of the Holy Spirit, or that they were inspired to write every

Word and Sylable therein, for the contrary is evident. It is fufficient * to suppose, That they were inspired to write and teach all fuch Matters

and Truths as were necessary to the Salvation of Mankind : that they Were fo aflisted by the Holy Spirit in Preaching and Writing tliem down, as to be preserved from Error, or Corruption. That this was the Cafe, may be inferred from what the Apostle here fays concerning the Persons he had baptized; as first, that he baptized none but Crispus, and Gaius į then upon recollection' he says, that he baptized the Honhold of Stephanas: - Besides

, Fays he, I knom i nột whether I baptized any other. "Had the Apostle in Writing this been under the immediate Ixpirktion of the holy Spirit, so as to have the very Words di&tated to him, he, probably, would have expreffed himself more absolutely, and not fo doubtfullg as he does. It is moreover obfervables that the Apostle in the 7th Chapter of this Epifle, Ver

. 25. distinguishes : becween what he received of the Lord, and what he gave his own judgment about, as any other wife, and good, and experienced Man might do. The carrying this Matrer too far, has donë no Service to revealed Religion. See Bishop Ti HotSom's Sormons, Vol.

pag. 102. (2) This Place is to be understood comparătively. The Meaning thereof is, I was fent not so much to baptize those who are already converted; but the great End of my Commiflion is rather to preach the Grå spel to those who are as yet unconverted Baptism maý as well be admi : nifred by inferior Minifters, as by me. Thofe who were converted, we

not wrought upon with the Wisdom of Words; that is not by such Rheto- . rical Discourses, as the Heathen Philosophers and wife Mén were wont to ufe in order to gain over People to their Opinions ; bot the Apostles made use of such Arguments as weré properto prove the Truth of the Religion they preached; namely, the Supernatural Gifts bellowed at that Time on Believers, and the públicke Miracleo Broaght by Jefors Chris and his Apostles:"},

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