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Н Р. 10R as touching the * ministring to the faints, it is

superfluous for me to write to you. 2. For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I o boast of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal hath provoked very many. 3. Yet have I sent the brethren, left our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready: 4. Left haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, we (that we say not you) should be ashamed in this same confident boasting. 5. Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your * bounty (Gr. blejsing] * whereof Je had notice before [Or, which hath been so much spoken of befire), that the same might be ready as a matter of bounty, and not as of covętousness. 6. But this, I say, He which foweth sparingly, shall reap also sparingly: and he which a loweth bountifully, shall e reap allo bountifully. 7. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give;

not grudgingly, or of necessity : for God loveth a 8 cheera ful giver. 8. And God is h able to make all grace abound towards you ; that ye always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: 9.(As it is written,He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor : his righte

ousness 1.8 +1 Cor. 16. 1. + 2 Cor. 8. be among you a poor Man of one 4. See on A&s il. 29.

of thy Brethren, within any of thy 2.6.: 2 Cor. 8. 24.

Gates, thou shalt not harden thy t2 Cor. 8. io.

Heart, nor shut thine Hand from thy 6. ^ Mar. 7. 2. -With what 5 poor Brother : but thou shalt open Measure ye mete, it shall be measured thy Hand wide unto you again.

t Exod. 25. 2.


35.S. † Prov. II. 24, 25. There is

Prov. II. 25.

* Ecclefiafticus that scattereth, and yet increaseth; 35.9, 10. + Rom. 11. 8. See on and there is that with-holdeth 10 2 Cor. 8. 12, more than is meet, but it tendeth 8. h Prov. U. 24. The Words to Poverty. The liberal Soul shall under Ver. 6. Prov. 28. 27. He be made Fat: and he thảr watereth, that giveth to the Poor fall not fhall be watered also himself. lack but he that hideth his Eyes + Prov. 22. 9. He that hath a boun. 15 shall have many a Curse. : Phil. tiful Eye shall be bleffed: for he 4.19. My God shall supply all your giveth of his Bread to the Poor. need, according to his Riches in † Gal. 6. 7, 9. Be


deceived : Glory, by Christ Jesus. God is not mocked 'for whatso


112. 9. He hath ever a Man Soweth that shall he allo 20 dispersed, he hath given to the Poor; réap. And let us not be weary in his Righteousness endureth for ever ; well-doing: for in due season' we his Horn shall be exalted with Ho. hall reap, if we faint not.

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ousness remaineth for ever. 10. Now he that k ministreth seed to the lower, both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed fown, and increase the fruits of your

righteousness). 11. Being enriched in every thing to all * bountitulness [Or, liberality, Gr. fimplicity), which m caufeth through us thanksgiving to God. 12. For the adminiftration of this service, not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abụndant also by many thanksgivings unto God; 13. (Whiles by the experiment of this miniftration, they glorifie God for your professed subje&tion unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men). 14. And by their prayer for you, which long after you, for the exceeding grace of God in you. 15. Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

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my felf'a beseech you, by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who * in presence [Or, in outward appearance] am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you. 2. But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present, with that confidence wherewith I think to be bold against some which think of us, as if we walked according to the flesh. 3. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh : 4. (For the weapons of our dwarfare are not carnal, but e mighty * through [Or, to] God, to the 9 pulling down of strong holds.). 5.

Casting 10.k" Isa. 55. 10. As the Rain

CH A P. X. cometh down, and the Snow from 1. a Rom. 12. 1. I beseech you Heaven, and returnech nor thither, therefore, Brethren, by the Mercies but watereth the Earth, and ma of God. keth it bring forth and bud, that s 2. b $ Cor. 4, 21, 2 Cor.13. ic may give, Seed to the Super, and See on 2 Cor. 1. 23. Bread to the Eater.

4.C.:: Eph. 6:13. See on Rom. it Mat. 6. 1. Take heed that ye 13. 12. do not your Alms before Men.

::1 Tim. 1. 18. –That thou 11. " † 2 Cor. 1. 1i. See on 2 10 by them mightest War a good Cor, 4. 15:

Warfare. 13. Mat. 5. 16. Let your Light

Acts 7. 22. Moses fo Thine before Menu that they mighty in Words and Deeds.

† Jer. 1. 10. See, I have glorifie your Father which is in this Day set thee over the NaHeaven.

cions, and over the Kingdoms, 0; Heb. 13. 16. To do good, to root out, and to pull down, and to communicate forger not: for and to destroy, and to throw with such Sacrifices God is well down, to build, and to plant, pleased.


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Casting down * imaginations [Or, reasonings], and every high thing that exalteth it self against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Chrift: 6. And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your i obedience is fulfilled. 7. Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? * if any man trust to himself, that he is Chrifts, let him of himself think this again, that as he is Chrifts, even so are 'we Christs. 8. For though I should boatt somewhat more w of our authority, (which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction) " I thould not be afamed: 9. That I may not seem as if I would terrifie you by letters. 10. For his letters * (say they) [Gr. Jaith he] are weighty and powerful, but his bodily prelence is o weak, and his ? speech contemptible. 11. Let such an one think this, that fuch as we are in word by letters, when we are absent, such will we be also in deed when we are present. 12. For we 1 dare not make our selves of the number, or compare our selves with some that commend themielves : but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing them


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2 Efdr. 14. 34. If so be that blind, not seeing the Sun for a Sea. cu will subdue your own Understand son. 1 Tim. 1. 20. Of whom is ing, and reform your Hearts, ye shall Hymeneus and Alexander; whom de kept alive, and after Death ye I have delivered unto Satan, that hall obtain Mercy. 1 Cor. 1. 19. s they may learn not to blafpheme, It is written, I will deftroy the Wif : 2 Cor. 2. 9. To this End dom of the Wife, and will bring to also did I write, that I might aought the Understanding i of the know the Proof of you, whether Prudent, 1 Cor. 3: 19. The wife ye be obedient in all things.dom of this World is foolishness with 10 7. kt i Cor. 14. 37. See on God: for it is written, he taketh Joh. 4.6. the Wise in their own Crafti

To: 2 Cor. 11.

23. ness.

8. in † 2 Cor. 13. 10. 6.1 Ads 5, S. Ananias hearing

2 Cor. 1. 23. these Words, fell down and gave up 15

nt 2 Cor. 12. 6. See on 2 Cor. the Ghoft.- A&s 8. 20. Peter said, s. 13. Thy Money perib with thee, because o See on ; Cor. 2. 3, 4. thou halt thought that the Gift of

P See on i Cor. 1.17. God may be purchased with Mo 9 t 2 Cor. 3. 1. Do we bę. ney: Acts 13.10, II. (Paul) said, 20 gin again to commend cur felves? O full of all subtilty, and all mil Or need we, as some, Epistles of chief, thou. Child of the Devil, commendasion to you, or Letters of thou Enemy of all Righteoufnefs, commendation from you ? + 2 Cor. wilt thou not cease to pervert the

5.12. We commend not our felves right Ways of the Lord ? And again unto you, but give you oc. now, behold, the Hand of the Lord 25 calicn to glory on our behalf.-is

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Telves amongst themselves, * are not wise [Or, understand it not]. 13. But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule (Or, line] which God hath " distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you. 14. For we stretch not our felves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you ;,,for we are come as far as to you also, in preaching the gospel of Chrift: 15. Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of

other mens labours; but having hope when your faith is jucreased, that we shall be * enlarged by you [Or, magnified in you], according to our rule abundantly, 16. To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another mans * line [Or, rule] of things made ready to our hand. 17. But he that "glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. 18. For not he that a commendeth himself is approved, bụt whom the Lord commendeth.

OULD to God you would bear with me a little in

a my folly ; and indeed * bear with me (Or, you do bear with me]. 2. For I am jealous over you jealousie ; for I have e espoused you to one husband, that I may present yoy as a chaste virgin to Chrift.

3. But I fear, lest by any means, as the f serpent' begụiled Eve through




Pis Cor. 12. II. All thefe

5. 13 worketh that one and the self-fame o't Gal. 4. 17, 18. They zealous Spirit, dividing to every Man seve- affe&t you, but not well.– But it rally as he will. Eph. 4.7. Unto is good to be zealously affected alevery one of us is given Grace, s ways in a good thing. according to the Measure of the Gift Isa. 62. 4. Thou shalt be no of Christ.

more termed forsaken, - for the 15.

s + Rom. 15. 20. Yea, so Lord delightech in thee, and thy have I strived to preach the Go Land shall be married. Hof. 2. 19. fpel, not where Christ was named, io I will betroth thee unto me for é left I should build upon another ver, yea, I will betroth thee unto mi Man's Foundation.

in Righteousness, and in Judgment, 17. u Ifa. 65. 16. * Jer. 9.24. and in Loving-kindness, and in See on i Cor. I. 31.

Mercies. : Cor.4.15. -In Christ 18. a'+ Prov. 27. 2. Let another 15 Jesus I have begotten you through Man praise thee, and not thine own the Gospel, Mouth ; a stranger, and not thine d+ Col. 1. 28. See on Heb. own Lips.

13. 21. b.t i Cor. 4. 5.

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20 Wife in her Virginity.' C H A P. XI.

3. Gen. 3: 4, 13. Joh. S. 1.a | Ver. 16.

See on 7 Cor. 44. See on . Thes. 3. $;

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his fubtilty, so your minds should be 6 corrupted from the fimplicity that is in Chrift. 4. For if he that cometh, preacheth another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another fpirit, which ye have not received, or h another gospel, which ye have not accepted (1) ye might well bare with * him [Or, me]. 5. For I suppose I was not a whit i behind the very chiefeft apostles. 6. But though I be k rude in speech, yet not 'in knowledge; but we have been throughly madem manifest among you in all things. 7. Have I committed an offence in n abafing my self that you might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely? 8. I robbed other churches, taking wages of them to do you service. 9. And when I was pre

fent & Gal. 1. 6. I marvel, that ye

1 Cor. 1.17. ire so soon removed from him that 1 2 Cor. 2. 14. Thanks be 'unto alled you into the Grace of Christ, God which always causeth us to into another Gospel. ' ; Eph. 6. triumph in Chrift, and maketh me. 14. Grace be with all them that s nifeft the favour of his knowledge by ove our Lord Jesus Christ in fince us in every Place. Eph. 3. 4. ity (or, with incorruption]. Col. 2. Whereby when ye read, ye may 18. Beware left any Man fpoil underftand my Knowledge in the you through Philosophy and vain Mystery of Christ.

Com leceit. - Eet no Man beguile you io

in + 2 Cor.5. II. t 2 Cor. 12, of your Reward. 2 Pet. 3. 17. 12. See on 2 Cor. 4. 2. leware left •ye also being led away 7.n.t 1 Cor. 9. 6, II, 12. vith the Error of the Wicked, fall Have we not power to forbear rom your own stedfastness.

Working ? If we have fown unto 4. Gal. 1. 8. Though we, or 15 you fpiritual things, is it a great n Angel from Heaven, preach a thing if we shall reap your carnal y other Gofpel unto you, than that Things ?- Nevertheless we have le have received, let him be ac not used this Power ; but Suffer cursed.

all things, left we should hinder 5. it 2 Cor. 12. 11. f Gal. 2.20 the Gofpel of Christ. ; 2 Cor. See on r Cor. 15. JO.

10. I. I Paul, who in Presence 6. k if i Cor. 2. 1, 13. See on am base among you.(1) The Apostle cannot be supposed here to approve of the Condu& f the Corinthians, should they have received one who had preached anoher Gospel ; because, Gal. 1. 8. he pronounces an Anathema against himelf, and even an Angel from Heaven, who faould do so. But his Meanng may be, If any should preach the fame Gospel in a more excellent nanner; or, if by the Ministry of another they should receive the Gifts f the Spirit in greater Abundance than they had by him, then they night well bear with him. Or, if by another Gospel' we understand a sospel different from, and contrary to that he had preached, then the Words feem to be spoken ironically, and to imply that they were capable of receiving such an one ; not that che Apostle approved their doing fa, t being manifest from the Scope and Design of the Place, that he declares uis abborrence of such an Action,


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