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, under the law, that we might receive the f adoption of forsi 6. And because ye are fons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying,' 3 Abba, Father. 7. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a lon; and if a son, then an heir of God through Chrift

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, then when ye i knew not God, * ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. 9. But now after that ye have knownGod,or rather' are known of God, whow turn ye *agan [Oryback]to the " weak and beggarly *elements[Or,rudiments), whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? 10. • Ye obferve days, and months, and times, and years. 11. I am afraid of you, P left I have bestowed upon you labour in vain. 12. Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am ; for I am as ye are : ye have not ' injured me at all. 13. Ye know how through - infirmity of the Heh, I preached the gospel unto you at the first. 14. And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor reječted; but received me as an wanget of Goit, ? Even as Christ Jesus. 15. * Where is [Or..what w]

then 5 ft Joh. 1. 17. . Gal. 3: 25. grieved' me, but in part; that I + Eph. 1. 5.

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1. Cor. 2. 3. 7. h † Rom.8.16,17. The Spirit 5 s :: Gal. 1. 6. I marvel that ye it self beareth witnefs with our Spi are so foon removed from him that rir, that we are the Children of called you into the Grace of Christ, Gcd. And if Children, then Heirs, unto another Gospel. Heirs of God, and joint-heirs with 14. u Gen. 19. 1, 2. There came Christ.

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15 he said, Behold, now my Lords cura 9.1t Cor. 8. 3. t. Cor. 13: in I pray you into your Servants 12. See on 2 Tin. 2. 19.

House: 2 Sam. 19. 27. -My m 4 Col. 2. 20. If ye be dead Lord the King is as an Angel of with Christ from the Rudiments of God. + Zech. 12. 8. The the World; why as though living 20 House of David shall be as God, as in the World, are ye lubjeet to the Angel of God 'before them. Ordinances.

† Mal 2.7: The Priests Lips should " | Heb. 7. 18. See on Rom. keep Knowledge, and they should

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then the blessedness you spake of? for I bear you record, that it it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me. 16. Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth. 17. They 'Zealously affe&t you, but not well ; yea, they would exclude * you [Ór, us], that you might affect them. 18. But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you. children, of whom I e travail in birth again, until Christ be formed in you, 20. I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice, for * I stand in doubt of [Or, I am pera plexed for ] you. 21. Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? 22. For it is written, that Abraham had two sons: the f one by a bond-maid, the * other by a free-woman. 23. But he who was of the bond

by promise. 24. Which things are (1) allegory; for these are the two * covenants [Or, tea N 2

ftaments]; fent me. *

Joh. 13. 20. He that ledge. † 2 Cor. 11. 2: I am jealous receiveth whomsoever I fend, receive over you with godly jealousie.--eth me: and he that receiveth me, 19. et Philem. Ver. 10. + Jams receiveth him that fent me. to 1. 13. See on i Cor.4. 15.

-When ye received 5 † Gen. 16. 15. Hagar bare the Word of God, which ye heard Abram a Soni and Abram called of us, se received it not as the Word his Sons Name, which Hagar bare, of Men, but (as it is in Truth) the ihmael. Word of God, which effe&tually

& t Gen. 21. 2. Sarah conceiva' worketh alfo in you that believe. 10 ed, and bare Abraham a Son [Ifaac) Pet. 3. 2. That ye may be mind in his old Age Heb. U. II. ful of the Words which were fpo.

Through Faith also Sara her felf ken before by the holy Prophers,

received Strength to conceive Seed; and of the Commandment of us che and was delivered of a Child when Apoftles of the Lord and Saviour. is fhe was past age.-

16. 1 King. 22. 8. The King 23. Joh. 8. 39. If ye were of Israel said unto Jehofaphat, Abrahams Children, ye would do There is yet one Man (Micaiah the Works of Abraham. † Rom.9. the Son of Imah) by whom we 7,8. Neither because they are the may enquire of the Lord; but I 2. Seed of Abraham, are they all Chile kate him, for he doth nor prophesie

dren: but in Iscac ihallthy Seed be Good concerning me, but Evil. called. That is, They which are See on Gal. 2. 5.

the Children of the Flesh, there are 17. dt Rom. 10. 2. I hear them not the Children of God: but the Tecord, that' they have a Zeal of 25 Children of the Promise are counted God, but not according to Know

for the Seed. (1) An Allegory, is a Figure, whereby one thing is expressed, and anos ther hinted and intended. Thus Hagar and serah reprefented the Two

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5 the Hills; and all Nacions, shall 2, 10. I John saw the holy City, flow voto it. Ifa. 52 1. Awake, new Jerusalem, coming down from awake, put on Strength, o Zion, God out of Heaverr, prepared as a put on thy beautiful Garments, 0 Bride adorned for her Husband. Ferrfalem, the holy City : for Hence-1 He carried me away in the Spirit forth there shall 110 more come in to a great high Mountain, and to thee the Uncircumcised and the shewed me that great City, the holy Unclean. Heb. 11.10. He looked Jerusalem, descending out of Heafor a Ciry which hath Foundations; ven from God. wbofe Builder and Maker is God.

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Courneats. Haçar, the Bondwoman, whose Name fignifies a Rock,reprefeated the Covenant of the Law delivered from Mount Sinai, which gendered, that is, fubieied those who were under it, to bondage to that Law; and this answered to Jerusalen, or, the Jewish Church, properly speaking, But Sarah, the Preewon an, was a Figure of, and represented the second Covekant, or the Gospel State, called, Ver. 26. tbe Jerusalem, which is from sa kove. Such Allegories as the Scriptures explain we ought to receive. But we fhould take care how we entertain such allegorical Interpretation) as are not, plainly warranted by the holy Scriptures, whether devised by our felves, or by others. We should be particularly careful that an opis ion built on an allegorical Senle be not contrary to ocher plain Scriptures. And however obvious such a Scnfe may be to us, wię ought not to im. pose it on others as an undoubted Senle of Scripture. If the Apostle kad net here unfolded the hidden Meaning of the History of these two wom nen, it lead probably been a Secret still. The fame may be said of the brofi rt Serpant's being a Type of our Lord's being lified up on the Cross ; of the Paschal Lamb, and of Jonah's being Types of our Saviour. While we keep to the plain and obvious Senle of Scripture we are fafe, but there may be danger in departing from it.

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cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many
more children than he which hath an husband. 28. Now
we brethren, as Isaac was, are the 'children of promise.
29. But as then he that was born after the flesh, perfecuted
him that was born after the Spirit, " even to it is now. 30.
Nevertheless, what faith the o fcripture? p Caft out the
bond-womari and her son: for the 9 son of the bond-woman
ihall not be heir with the son of the free-woman. 31. So
then, brethren, we are not children of the bond-woman,
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Chrift hath made us < free, and be not entangled again withi the d yoke of bondage. 2. Behold, I Paul lay unto you, that if ye be e circumcised, Christ thall profit you nothing.

3: For I testifie again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.

4 * Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law.; ye are fallen from 6 grace._5.

For 28. 1 Rom.9.7, 8. The Words 9, + Job. 8. 35. The Servant

abideth not in the House for ever ; † Gen. 21.9. Sarah sawi, but the Son abidet ha ever. the Son of Hagar the Egyptian, 31

.; Joh. 8. 36. If the Son which she had born unto Abra-: stherefore shall make rou free, ye shall

be free indeed. Gal: 5.1, 13. Gal. 5. 11.

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15 which came down from Judea, Gen. 21, 10, 12. Where

taught the Brethren, and laiu, Exo føre the said unto Abraham, Caft

cepe ye be circumcifed afrer the out this Bondwoman and her Son: for manner of Mofes, ye cannot be la. the Son of this Bond-woman shall ved. See on Acts 16. 3. nor be Heir with my Son, even 20

f: Rom. 9. 31, 32. Israel with Isaac. And God said unto

which followed afrer the Law of Abraham, Let it not be grievous Righteousness, hathat attained in thy Sight, because of the Lad,

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9. A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. ic. I P have confidence in you through the Lord, that you will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you, shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be. 11. Ardl, brethren, if I yet 'preach circumcision,

why do I yet fuffer Perfecution ? then is the a offencé of the cross ceased. 12. I would they were even cut

off 5. Gal. 3. 9. So then they tians, who hatb'bewitched yout, that which be of Faith, are bluffed with you should not obey the Truth faithful Abraham. [2 Tim. 4. 8. 8. " 1 Cor. 1. 9. God is faithHenceforth there is laid

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for ful by whom ye were called unto a Crown of Righteousness, which the sthe Fellowship of his Son Jesus Lord the righteous Judge will give Christ our Lord. † Gal. 1. 6. I me at that Day: and not to me marvel that ye are so soon remover only, but unto all them also that ed from him that called you into the love his appearing.

Grace of Chrift, unto another 6. i + Gal. 6. 15. t Col. 3. 11.10 Gospel. 2 Thef. 2. 14. WhereunSee on i Cor.7.19.

to be called you by our Gospel, to * Jch. 6. 29. This is the the obtaining of the Glory of our Work of God, that ye believe on

Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Pet. 1. 15 him whom he hath sent. Joh. 17.

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Conversation. 1 Pet. s. 10. The God, and Jesus Chrift whom thou God of all Grace, who hath called haft sent, i Thef: 3. 6. Timo. us unto his eternal Glory by Chrift theus brought us good Tidings Jefus.of your Faith and Charity.- tiThef 20 9

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10. P p 2 Cor. 8. 22. See on 2 your Work of Faith, and labour of Cor. 2 33 Love, and Patience of Hope in our

See on Gal. 1.7. Lord Jesus Christ Jam. 3. 14.

5: 2. Cor. 10. 6. Having in a What doth it profit, my Brethren, 25 readiness to revenge all Disobedithough a Man fáy be bath Faith, ence, when your Obedience is fuland have no Works ?' Can Faith save filled. him? Jan. 2. 17. Even so Faith,

s Gal. 6. 12, if it hath not Works, is dead be ito Cor, 15. 30. Why ftand we ing alone. Joh. 3:23. This is zo in jeopardy every Hour. his Commandment, that we should a ti Cor. 1. 23. We preach believe on the Name of his Son Jefus Christ crucified, unto the Jews a Chrift, and love one another, as he stumbling block, and unto the Greeks gave us Commandment.

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