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MATT. XVIII, 14.

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For I am per

eth may rejoice together, John iv. maketh intercession for us. Who shall 34-36.

separate us from the love of Christ?

shall tribulation, or distress, or perVER. 14. Oőraç oix igre Séanpa žuemqoalev toi secution, or famine, or nakedness, πατρός υμών, του εν ουρανούς, ένα απόληται For thy Bake we are killed all the day

or peril, or sword? As it is written, είς των μικρών τούτων.

long; we are accounted as sheep for Even so a it is not the will of byour the slaughter. Nay, in all these things Father which is in heaven, that cone of we are more than conquerors through these little ones should perish.

him that loved us. a Fear not, little flock; for it is your suaded, that neither death, nor life, Father's good pleasure to give you nor angels, nor principalities, nor the kingdom, Luke xii. 32. And this powers, nor things present, nor things is the Father's will which hath sent to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor me, that of all which he hath given any other creature, shall be able to seme I should lose nothing, but should parate us from the love of God, which raise it up again at the last day. And is in Christ Jesus our Lord, Rom. viii. this is the will of him that sent me, 28–39. Having predestinated us unto that every one which seeth the Son, the adoption ofchildren by Jesus Christ and believeth on him, may have ever to himself, according to the good plealasting life; and I will raise him up at sure of his will, To the praise of the the last day, John vi. 39, 40. My glory of his grace, wherein he hath sheep hear my voice, and I know made us accepted in the beloved. In them, and they follow me: And I give whom we bave redemption through unto them eternal life; and they shall his blood, the forgiveness of sins, acnever perish, neither shall any man cording to the riches of his grace, Eph. pluck them out of my hand. My Fa- | i.5—7. Blessed be the God and father, which gave them me, is greater ther of our Lord Jesus Christ, which than all ; and no man is able to pluck according to his abundant mercy hath them out of my Father's hand. I and begotto us again unto a lively hope my Father are one, a. 27—30. While by the resurrection of Jesus Christ I was with them in the world, I kept from the dead, To an inheritance inthem in thy name : those that thou corruptible, and undefiled, and that gavest me I have kept, and none of fadeth not away, reserved in heaven them is lost, but the son of perdition; | for you, Who are kept by the power that the Scripture might be fulfilled, of God through faith unto salvation xvii. 12. And we know that all things ready to be revealed in the last time, work together for good to them that 1 Pet. i. 3–5. love God, to them who are the called b See on chap. v. ver. 16. clauses according to his purpose. For whom 3, 4. he did foreknow, he also did predes cHe shall feed his flock like a sheptinate to be conformed to the image herd: he shall gather the lambs with of his Son, that he might be the first- his arm, and carry them in his bosom, bom among many brethren. More and shall gently lead those that are over whom he did predestinate, them with young, Isa. xl. 11. Awake, O he also called : and whom he called, sword, against my shepherd, and them he also justified: and whom he against the man that is my fellow, justified, them he also glorified. What saith the Lond of hosts : smite the shall we then say to these things? If shepherd, and the sheep shallbe scatGod be for us, who can be against us? tered, and I will turn mine hand upon He that spared not his own Son, but the little ones, Zech. xiii. 7. So when delivered him up for us all, how shall they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon he not with him also freely give us Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou all things? Who shall lay any thing me more than these? He saith unto to the charge of God's elect? li is God him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that that justifieth? Who is he that con- I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed demneth? It is Christ that died, yea my lambs, John xxi. 15. And through rather, that is risen again, who is even thy knowledge shall the weak brother at the right hand of God, who also perish, for whom Christ died? But

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MATT. XVII. 14–16.

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when ye sin so against the brethren, neighbour himself; and discover not a and wound their weak conscience, ye secret to another: Lest he that bear. sin against Christ. Wherefore, if meat eth it put thee to shame, and thine make my brother to offend, I will eat infamy turn not away, Prov. xxv.9, no flesh while the world standeth, lest 10. I make my brother to offend, 1 Cor. c The fruit of the righteous is a tree viii. 11–13. Therefore I endure all of life ; and he that winneth souls is things for the elect's sakes, that they wise, Prov. xi. 30. Be not overcome may also obtain the salvation which of evil, but overcome evil with good, is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory, Rom. xii. 21. For though I be free 2 Tim. ii. 10. And make straight from all men, yet have I made mypaths for your feet, lest that which is self servant unto all, that I might lame be turned out of the way; but let gain the more. And unto the Jews I it rather be healed, Heb. xii. 13. became as a Jew, that I might gain VER. 15.

the Jews; to them that are under the 'Eav dè åpapshon çiç, cè ó åden pós cou; gain them that are under the law; To

law, as under the law, that I might iwaye, sal Energov avtor metažú coural them that are without law, as without αυτού μόνου» εάν σου ακούση, έκέρδησας τον law, (being not without law to God, αδελφόν σου. .

but under the law to Christ,) that I Moreover, a if thy brother shall tres- might gain them that are without law, pass against thee, bgo and tell him his

1 Cor. ix. 19–21. Brethren, if any fault between thee and him alone: if he of you do err from the truth, and one shall hear thee, cthou hast gained thy convert him ; Let him know, that he brother.

which converteth the sinner from the a So likewise shall my heavenly Fa- error of his way shall save a soul from ther do also unto you, if ye from your death, and shall hide a multitude of hearts forgive not every one his bro- sins, Jam. v. 19, 20. Likewise, ye ther their trespasses, ver. 35. Take wives, be in subjection to your own husbeed to yourselves : if thy brother tres- bands ; that, if any obey not the word, pass against thee, rebuke him; and if they also may without the word be he repent, forgive him. And if he tres- won by the conversation of the wives, pass against thee seven times in a 1 Pet. iii. 1. day, and seven times in a day turn

VER. 16. again to thee, saying, I repent; thou Εάν δε μη ακούση, παράλαβε μετά shalt forgive him, Luke xvii. 3, 4. σου έτι ένα ή δύο: ένα επί στόματος δύο But brother goeth to law with bro- μαρτύρων και τριών σταθή πάν ρήμα ther, and that before the unbelievers. But if he will not hear thee, then take Now therefore there is utterly a fault with thee one or two more, a that in the among you, because ye go to law one mouth of two or three witnesses every with another. Why do ye not rather word may be established. take wrong? why do ye not rather a Whoso killeth any person, the suffer yourselves to be defrauded ? Nay, murderer shall be put to death by the ye

do wrong, and defraud, and that mouth of witnesses : but one witness your brethren, 1 Cor. vi. 6–8. For. shall not testify against any person to bearing one another, and forgiving cause him to die, Num. Ixxv. 30. At one another, if any man have a quar- the mouth of two witnesses, or three rel against any: even as Christ for witnesses, shall he that is worthy of gave you, so also do ye, Col. ii. 13. death be put to death: but at the

b Thou shalt not hate thy brother in mouth of one witness he shall not be thine heart : thou shalt in any wise put to death, Deut. xvii. 6. One witrebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer ness shall not rise up against a man sin upon him, Lev. xix. 17. Let the for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any righteous smite me, it shall be a kind- sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two ness: and let him reprove me; it shall witnesses, or at the mouth of three witbe an excellent oil, which shall not nesses, shall the matter be established, break my head: for yet my prayer xix. 15. It is also written in your law, also shall be in their calamities, Psal. that the testimony of two men is true, cxli. 5. Debate thy cause with thy John vüi. 17. This is the third time

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MATT. XVIII. 16, 17.

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I am coming to you. In the mouth of Jesus, 1 Cor. v. 4,5. Dare any of two or three witnesses shall every you, having a matter against another, word be established, 2 Cor. xüïi. 1. go to law before the unjust, and not Against an elder receive not an accu before the saints? Do ye not know sation, but before two or three wit- that the saints shall judge the world ? nesses, 1 Tim. v.19. He that despised and if the world shall be judged by Moses' law died without mercy, un. you, are ye unworthy to judge the der two or three witnesses, Heb. x. smallest matters ? Know ye not that 28. For there are three that bear we shall judge angels ? how much record in heaven, the Father, the more things that pertain to this life? Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these vi. 1-4. three are one. And there are three b Now I beseech you, brethren, that bear witness in earth, the spi- mark them which cause divisions and rit, and the water, and the blood : offences contrary to the doctrine which and these three agree in one, 1 John ye have learned ; and avoid them. v.7, 8. And I will give power unto For they that are such serve not our my two witnesses, and they shall pro- Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belphesy a thousand two hundred and ly; and by good words and fair threescore days, clothed in sackcloth, speeches deceive the hearts of the Rev. xi. 3.

simple, Rom. xvi. 17, 18. I wrote VER. 17.

unto you in an epistle not to comolę bày dè xal rüs enxanoias napansúon, world, or with the covetous, or extorEar di wagaxoúon, avtõv, timè tñ ixxAga pany with fornicators: Yet not alto

gether with the fornicators of this έστω σοι ώσπες και εθνικός και ο τελώνης.

tioners, or with idolaters; for then And if he shall neglect to hear them, must ye needs go out of the world. a tell it unto the Church: but if he neg. But now I have written unto you not lect to hear the Church, 6 let him be unto

to keep company, if any man that is thee as an heathen man and a Publican.

called a brother be a fornicator, or a And in those days, when the num- covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, ber of the disciples was multiplied, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with there arose a murmuring of the Gre- such an one, no not to eat. For what cians against the Hebrews, because have I to do to judge them also that their widows were neglected in the are without? do not ye judge them daily ministration. Then the twelve that are within ? But them that are called the multitude of the disciples without God judgeth. Therefore put unto them, and said, It is not reason away from among yourselves that that we should leave the word of God, wicked person, 1 Cor. v. 9–13. Now and serve tables. Wherefore, bre. we command you, brethren, in the thren, look ye out among you seven name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that men of honest report, full of the Holy ye withdraw yourselves from every Ghost and wisdom, whom we may brother that walketh disorderly, and appoint over this business, Acts vi. í not after the tradition which he receiv-3. And the apostles and elders ed of us, 2 Thes. iii. 6. And if any came together for to consider of this man obey not our word by this epistle, matter. And when there had been note that man, and have no company much disputing, Peter rose up, and with him, that he may be ashamed. said unto them, Men and brethren, ye Yet count him not as an enemy, but know how that a good while ago God admonish him as a brother, 14, 15. made a choice among us, that the Perverse disputings of men of corrupt Gentiles by my mouth should hear minds, and destitute of the truth, supthe word of the Gospel, and believe, posing that gain is godliness : from xv. 6, 7. In the name of our Lord such withdraw thyself; 1 Tim. vi. 5. Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered If there come any unto you, and together, and my spirit, with the

power bring not this doctrine, receive him not of our Lord Jesus Christ, To deliver into your house, neither bid him God such an one unto Satan for the de- speed: For he that biddeth him God struction of the flesh, that the spirit speed is partaker of his evil deeds. may be saved in the day of the Lord | 2 John 10, 11. VOL. I.

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MATT. XVIII. 18, 19.

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VER. 18.

done for them of my Father which is in

heaven. 'Αμήν λέγω υμίν, όσα εαν δήσητε επί της

a And all things, whatsoever ye γης, έσται δεδεμένα εν τω ουρανώ και όσα εάν λύσητε επί της γης, έσται λελυμένα έν | shall ask in prayer believing, ye shall

receive, Matt. xxi. 22. Therefore I των ουρανώ.

say unto you, What things soever ye Verily I say unto you, a Whatsoever desire, when ye pray, believe that ye ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in receive them, and ye shall have them, heaven ; and whatsoever ye shall loose on

Mark xi. 24. If ye abide in me, and earth shall be loosed in heaven.

my

words abide in you, ye shall ask 2 And I will give unto thee the what ye will, and it shall be done keys of the kingdom of heaven : and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth chosen me, but I have chosen

unto you, John xv. 7. Ye have not

you, and shall be bound in heaven : and what ordained you, should

and soever thou shalt loose on earth shall bring forth fruit, and that your fruit be loosed in heaven, Matt. xvi. 19.

should remain: that whatsoever ye He that hateth me, hateth my Father shall ask of the Father in my name, also, John xv, 23. For it seemed he may give it you, 16. These all congood to the Holy Ghost, and to us, tinued with one accord in prayer and to lay upon you no greater burden supplication, with the women, and than these necessary things. That ye Mary the mother of Jesus, and with abstain from meats offered to idols, his brethren, Acts i. 14. And when and from blood, and from things the day of Pentecost was fully come, strangled, and from fornication : from they were all with one accord in one which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall place. And suddenly there came a do well. Fare ye well, Acts xv. 28, sound from heaven, as of a rushing 29. In the name of our Lord Jesus mighty wind, and it filled all the Christ, when ye are gathered together, house where they were sitting, ii. 1, and my spirit, with the power of our 2. And when they heard that, they Lord Jesus Christ, To deliver such lifted up their voice to God with one an one unto Satan for the destruction accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, of the flesh, that the spirit may be which hast made heaven, and earth, saved in the day of the Lord Jesus, and the sea, and all that in them is : 1 Cor. v. 4, 5. To the one we are the Who by the mouth of thy servant Dasavour of death unto death ; and to vid hast said, Why did the heathen the other the savour of life unto life. rage, and the people imagine vain And who is sufficient for these things ? things? The kings of the earth stood 2 Cor. ii

. 16. And to the angel of the up, and the rulers were gathered tochurch in Philadelphia write ; These gether against the Lord, and against things saith he that is holy, he that his Christ. For of a truth against thy is true, he that hath the key of David, holy child Jesus, whom thou hast he that openeth, and no man shutteth ; anointed, both Herod, and Pontius and shutteth, and no man openeth : Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the I know thy works: Behold, I have people of Israel, were gathered togeset before thee an open door, and no ther, For to do whatspever thy hand man can shut it: for thou hast a little and thy counsel determined before to strength, and hast kept my word, and be done. And now, Lord, behold hast not denied my name, Rev. iii. their threatenings: and grant unto 7,8. See also on chap. xvi. ver. 19. thy servants, that with all boldness clause 3.

they may speak thy word, By stretchVER. 19.

ing forth thine hand to heal ; and that Πάλιν λέγω υμίν, ότι εάν δύο υμών | signs and wonders may be done by the συμφωνήσωσιν επί της γης περί παντός | name of thy holy child Jesus. And πράγματος του εάν αιτήσωνται, γενήσεται when they had prayed, the place was αυτούς παρά του πατρός μου, του εν ουρα- | shaken where they were assembled vois.

together : and they were all filled with Again I say unto you, a That if two the Holy Ghost, and they spake the of you shall agree on earth as touching word of God with boldness, iv. 24– any thing that they shall ask, b it shall be l 31. But we will give ourselves con

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A. D. 32. tinually to prayer, and to the ministry name, he will give it you. Hitherto of the word, vi. 4. Peter therefore have ye asked nothing in my name : was kept in prison : but prayer was ask, and ye shall receive, that your made without ceasing of the Church joy may be full, xvi. 23, 24. See also unto God for him, xii. 5. And for on chap. vi. ver. 7. clause 1. me, that utterance may be given unto

VER. 20. me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the

Ου γαρ εισι δύο ή τρεις συνηγμένοι εις το Gospel. For which I am an ambassa- érade oropa, éxeñeipen en réow airão. dor in bonds : that therein I may speak For where a two or three are gathered boldly, as I ought to speak, Eph. vi. together in my name, b there am I in the 19, 20. For I know that this shall midst of them. turn to my salvation through your a The sceptre shall not depart from prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Judah, nor a lawgiver from between Jesus Christ, Phil. i. 19. Is any sick his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto among you? let him call for the el- him shall the gathering of the people ders of the church ; and let them pray be, Gen. xlix. 10. Paul, and Silvanus, over him, anointing him with oil in and Timotheus, unto the church of the the name of the Lord : And the Thessalonians which is in God the prayer of faith shall save the sick, Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ : and the Lord shall raise him up; and Grace be unto you, and peace, from if he have committed sins, they shall God our Father, and the Lord Jesus be forgiven him. Confess your faults Christ, 1 Thess. i. 1. And to our beone to another, and pray one for ano- loved Apphia, and Archippus our fel. ther, that ye may be healed, Jam. v. low-soldier, and to the church in thy 14–16. And this is the confidence house, Philem. 2. that we have in him, that, if we ask b Teaching them to observe all any thing according to his will, he things whatsoever I have commanded heareth us : And if we know that he you: and, lo, I am with you alway, hear us, whatsover we ask, we know

even unto the end of the world. Amen. that we have the petitions that we Matt. xxviii. 20. An altar of earth desired of him. If any man see his shalt thou make unto me, and shalt brother sin a sin which is not unto sacrifice thereon thy bumt offerings, death, he shall ask, and he shall give and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, him life for them that sin not unto and thine oxen : in all places where death. There is a sin unto death : 1 | I record my name, I will come unto do not say that he shall pray for it, thee, and I will bless thee, Exod. xx. 1 John v. 14-16. These are the 24. For I, saith the LORD, will be two olive-trees, and the two candle- unto her a wall of fire round about, sticks standing before the God of the and will be the glory in the midst of earth. And if any man will hurt them, her, Zech. ii. 5. Jesus said unto fire proceedeth out of their mouth, them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, and devoureth their enemies : and if before Abraham was, I am, John viïi, any man will hurt them, he must in 58. Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, this manner be killed. These have the first and the last: and, What thou power to shut heaven, that it rain not seest, write in a book, and send it in the days of their prophecy: and unto the seven churches which are in bave power over waters to turn them Asia : unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrto blood, and to smite the earth with na, and unto Pergamos, and unto all plagues, as often as they will, Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Rev. xi. 4–6.

Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. And whatsoever ye shall ask in And I turned to see the voice that my name, that will I do, that the Fa- spake with me. And being turned, I ther may be glorified in the Son. If saw seven golden candlesticks; And ye shall ask any thing in my name, in the midst of the seven candleI will do it, John xiv. 13, 14. And sticks, one like unto the Son of man, in that day ye shall ask me nothing. clothed with a garment down to the Verily, verily, I say unto you, What- foot, and girt about the paps with a soever ye shall ask the Father in my golden girdle, Rev. i. 11-13. Unto

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