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A. D. 64. and said, He that believeth on me, one mightier than I cometh, the latbelieveth not on me, but on him that chet of whose shoes I am not worthy sent me, xii. 44. Let not your heart to unloose : he shall baptize you with be troubled: ye believe in God, be- the Holy Ghost and with fire, Luke lieve also in me, xiv. 1. Who by iii. 16. Then there arose a question him do believe in God, that raised betwen some of John's disciples and him up from the dead, and gave him the Jews about purifying. Ånd they glory; that your faith and hope might came unto John, and said unto him, be in God, i Pet. i. 21. He that be- Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond lieveth on the Son of God hath the Jordan, to whom thou barest witwitness in himself: be that believeth ness, behold, the same baptizeth, and not God, bath made him a liar; be- all men come to him, iii. 25, 26. Then cause he believeth not the record that Peter said unto them, Repent, and God gave of his Son. And this is the be baptized every one of you in the record, that God hath given to us name of Jesus Christ for the remission eternal life, and this life is in his Son. of sins, and ye shall receive the gift He that hath the Son hath life ; and of the Holy Ghost, Acts ii. 38. Then he that hath not the Son of God hath they that gladly received his word not life. These things have I written were baptized : and the same day unto you that believe on the name of there were added unto them about the Son of God; that ye may know three thousand souls, 41. But when that ye have eternal life, and that ye they believed Philip preaching the may believe on the name of the Son things concerning the kingdom of of God, 1 John v. 10, 13.
God, and the name of Jesus Christ, VER. 2.
they were baptized, both men and
Then Simon himself believBaatio pãr 8daxñs, émiécess Te X®- ed also: and when he was baptized, pôv, švagrászás vexção, sai ngipeatos he continued with Philip, and wonαιανίου. Of a the doctrine of baptisms, and of signs which were done, viii. 12, 13.
dered, beholding the miracles and blaying on of hands, and of c resurrec
b See on Acts vi. ver. 6. tion of the dead, and of d eternal judg
See on Matt. xxü.ver. So. clause 1. ment.
d See on Matt. xix. ver. 16. clause 3. a Which slood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and car
VER 3. nal ordinances, imposed on them until Και τούτο ποιήσομεν, εάνπερ επιτρέπη the time of reformation, Heb. ix. 10. / : eós. And when they come from the market, And this will we do, a if God permit. except they wash, they eat not. And
a See on Acts xviii. ver. 21. many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the
VER. 4. washing of cups, and pots, brasen 'Αδύνατον γάρ τους άπαξ φωτισθέντας, vessels, and of tables, Mark yii
. 4. yeur auévous Teorñs dageãs tūs ltoupaviou, For laying aside the commandment και μετόχους γενηθέντας Πνεύματος αγίου, , of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups : and
For a it is impossible for those who many other such like things ye do,
once enlightened, cand have 8. And when the Pharisee saw it, tasted of the heavenly gift, and were he marvelled that he had not first made a pariakers of the Holy Ghost, washed before dinner, Luke xi. 38. a For if we sin wilfully after that Go ye therefore, and teach all na. we have received the knowledge of tions, baptizing them in the name of the truth, there remaineth no more the Father, and of the Son, and of the sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearHoly Ghost, Matt. xxviii. 19. He that ful looking for of judgment and fiery believeth and is baptized shall be indignation, which shall devour the saved; but he that believeth not shall adversaries. He that despised Moses' be damned, Mark xvi. 16. John law died without mercy under two or answered, saying unto them all, I in three witnesses: Of how much sorer deed baptize you with water ; but punishment, suppose ye, shall be be
HEB. VI. 4, 5.
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thought worthy, who hath trodden | is worse with them than the begin-
Και καλόν γευσαμένους Θεού ρήμα, δυture will give them repentance to the vápees te perdortos alāvos, acknowledging of the truth, 2 Tim.
And have a tasted the good word of God, ii
. 25. Alexander the coppersmith and b the powers of the world to come, did me much evil: The Lord reward a But he that received the seed into him according to his works, iv. 14. stony places, the same is he that For if after they have escaped the beareth the word, and anon with joy pollutions of the world through the receiveth it ; Yet hath he not root in knowledge of the Lo: 1 and Saviour himself, but dureth for a while : for Jesus Christ, they are again entangled when tribulation or persecution ariseth therein, and overcome, the latter end I because of the word, by and by he is
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Heb. VI. 5-7.
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offended, Matt. xiii. 20, 21. And salem, as the mourning of Hadadthese are they likewise which are rimmon in the valley of Megiddon. sown on stony ground; who, when And the land shall mourn, every fathey have heard the word, imme- mily apart ; the family of the house diately receive it with gladness; And of David apart, and their wives apart; have no root in themselves, and so the family of the house of Nathan endure but for a time : afterward apart, and their wives apart; The when affliction or persecution ariseth family of the house of Levi apart, and for the word's sake, immediately they their wives apart; the family of are offended, Mark iv. 16, 17. If so Shimei apart, and their wives apart; be that ye have tasted that the Lord | All the families that remain, every is gracious, 1 Pet. ii. 3. For if after family apart, and their wives apart, they have escaped the pollutions of Zech. xii. 10–14. Wherefore ye be the world through the knowledge of witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the children of them which killed the they are again entangled therein, and prophets. Fill ye up then the meaovercome, the latter end is worse sure of your fathers, Matt. xxiii. 31, with them than the beginning, 2 Pet. 32. Truly ye bear witness that ye ii. 20.
allow the deeds of your fathers : for b For unto the angels bath he not they indeed killed them, and ye build put in subjection the world to come, their sepulchres, Luke xi. 48. whereof we speak, Heb. ii. 5.
Looking unto Jesus the author
and finisher of our faith ; who for the VER. 6. Kai magamisórtas, ráno dvanaeví- the cross, despising the shame, and is
joy that was set before him endured ζειν εις μετάνοιαν, ανασταυρούντας εαυrois toy indo toũ OEGŪ, xal Trapadslypas throne of God, Heb. xii. 2.
set down at the right hand of the τίζοντας. . a If they shall fall away, b to renew
VER. 7. them again unto repentance; seeing, Γη γάς ή πιούσα τον επ' αυτής πολ. « they crucify to themselves the Son of λάκις ερχόμενον υετόν, και τίκτουσα GoGod gfresh, and put him to d an open τάνην εύθετον εκείνους δι' ους και γεωρshame.
γείται, μεταλαμβάνει ευλογίας από του a See on ver. 4. clause 1.
Θεού • Create in me a clean heart, O
For the earth which drinketh in the God; and renew a right spirit within rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth me, Psal. li. 10. In meekness instruct- forth herbs meet for them by whom it ing those that oppose themselves ; if 'is dressed, a receiveth blessing from God: God peradventure will give them re
• Or, for. pentance to the acknowledging of the truth, 2 Tim. ii. 25.
a And he came near, and kissed c Of how much sorer punishment, him: and he smelled the smell of his suppose ye, shall he be thought wor- raiment, and blessed him, and said, thy, who hath trodden under foot the See, the smell of my son is as the Son of God, and hath counted the smell of a field which the LORD bath blood of the covenant, wherewith he blessed, Gen. xxvii. 27. Then I will was sanctified, an unholy thing, and command my blessing upon you in the hath done despite unto the Spirit of sixth year, and it shall bring forth grace ? Heb. x. 29. And I will pour fruit for three years, Lev. xxv. 21. upon the house of David, and upon He shall receive the blessing from the the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the LORD, and righteousness from the spirit of grace and of supplications : God of his salvation, Psal. xxiv. 5. and they shall look upon me whom He that goeth forth and weepeth, they have pierced, and they shall bearing precious seed, shall doubtless mourn for him, as one mourneth for come again with rejoicing, bringing his only son, and shall be in bitterness his sheaves with him, cxxvi. 6. For I for him, as one that is in bitterness will pour water upon him that is for his firstborn. In that day shall thirsty, and floods upon the dry there be a great mourning in Jeru- ground: I will pour my spirit upon
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A. D. 64. thy seed, and my blessing upon thine land into barrenness, for the wickedoffspring, Isa. xliv. 3. And I will ness of them that dwell therein, Psal. make them and the places round cvii. 34. Now will I sing to my well. about my hill a blessing; and I will beloved a song of my beloved touchcause the shower to come down in his ing his vineyard. My wellbeloved season; there shall be showers of hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: blessing, Ezek. xxxiv. 26. Sow to And he fenced it, and gathered out yourselves in righteousness, reap in the stones thereof, and planted it with mercy; break up your fallow ground: the choicest vine, and built a tower for it is time to seek the LORD, till in the midst of it, and also made a he come and rain righteousness upon winepress therein: and he looked you, Hos. X. 12. Bring ye all the that it should bring forth grapes, and tithes into the storehouse, that there it brought forth wild grapes. And may be meat in mine house, and now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and prove me now berewith, saith the men of Judah, judge, I pray you, beLord of hosts, if I will not open you twixt me and my vineyard. Whatcould the windows of heaven, and pour you have been done more to my vineyard, out a blessing, that there shall not be that I have not done in it? whereToom enough to receive it, Mal. iii. 10. fore, when I looked that it should
bring forth grapes, brought it forth VER. 8.
wild grapes ? And now go to; I will 'Εκφέρουσα δε ακάνθας και τριβόλους, | tell you what I will do to my vineαδόκιμος και κατάρας εγγύς, ής το τέλος | yard: I will take away the hedge είς καύσιν. .
thereof, and it shall be eaten up ; But that which a beareth thorns and it shall be trodden down : And I will
and break down the wall thereof, and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto curs. lay it waste : it shall not be pruned, ing; bwhose end is to be burned.
nor digged ; but there shall come up For ye know how that afterward, briars and thorns : I will also com. when he would have inherited the mand the clouds that they rain no blessing, he was rejected: for he found rain upon it. For the vineyard of the no place of repentance, though he LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, sought it carefully with tears, Heb. and the men of Judah his pleasant xii. 17. And unto Adam he said, plant: and he looked for judgment, Because thou hast hearkened unto the but behold oppression ; for rightevoice of thy wife, and hast eaten of ousness, but behold a cry, Isa. v.1the tree, of which I commanded thee, 7. For he shall be like the heath in saying, Thou shalt not eat of it; the desert, and shall not see when cursed is the ground for thy sake : in good cometh ; but shall inhabit the sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days parched places in the wilderness, in of thy life ; Thorns also and thistles a salt land and not inhabited, Jer. shall it bring forth to thee; and thou xvii. 6. So that the LORD could no shalt eat the herb of the field, Gen. iii. longer bear, because of the evil of 17, 18. And now art thou cursed from your doings, and because of the abomthe earth, which hath opened her inations which ye have committed ; mouth to receive thy brother's blood therefore is your land a desolation, from thy hand, iv. 11. And he called and an astonishment, and a curse, his name Noah, saying, This sume without an inhabitant, as at this day, shall comfort us concerning our work xliv. 22. And Jesus answered and and toil of our hands, because of the said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee ground which the Lord hath cursed, hereafter for ever. And his disciples v. 29. And the LORD rooted them heard it, Mark xi. 14. And Peter out of their land in anger, and in calling to remembrance saith unto wrath, and in great indignation, and him, Master, behold, the fig tree cast them into another land, as it is which thou cursedst is withered away, this day, Deut. xxix. 28. Let thistles 21. Then said he unto the dresser of grow instead of wheat, and cockle his vineyard, Behold, these three instead of barley. The words of Job years I come seeking fruit on this fig are ended, Job xxxi. 40. A fruitful liree, and find none; cut it down ;
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A. D. 64. why cumbereth it the ground? And b How shall we escape if we neglect he answering said unto him, Lord, let so great salvation; which at the first it alone this year also, till I shall dig began to be spoken by the Lord, and about it, and dung it: And if it bear was confirmed unto us by them that fruit, well: and if not, then after that heard him, Heb. ii. 3. And being thou shalt cut it down, Luke xiii. made perfect, he became the author 7-9.
of eternal salvation unto all them that b But a certain fearful looking for obey him, v. 9. For thus saith the of judgment and fiery indignation, high and lofty One that inhabiteth which shall devour the adversaries, eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell Heb. x. 27. See also on Matt. ii. in the high and holy place, with him ver. 10. clause 4.
also that is of a contrite and humble VER. 9.
spirit, to receive the spirit of the
humble, and to revive the heart of the Πεπείσμεθα δε περί υμών, αγαπητοί, Tà xpeírtova sai éxómeva cuinpías, si contrite ones, Isa. Ivii. 15. Blessed και ούτω λαλούμεν:
are the poor in spirit: for their's is the
kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they But, beloved, a we are persuaded better that mourn: for they shall be comthings of you, band things that accom- forted. Blessed are the meek : for pany salvation, though we thus speak,
they shall inherit the earth. Blessed a For it is impossible for those who are they which do hunger and thirst were once enlightened, and have tast- after righteousness : for they shall be ed of the heavenly gift, and were made filled. Blessed are the merciful : for partakers of the Holy Ghost, And they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are have tasted the good word of God, the pure in heart : for they shall see and the powers of the world to come, God. Blessed are the peacemakers: If they shall fall away, to renew for they shall be called the children them again unto repentance; seeing of God. Blessed are they which are they crucify to themselves the Son persecuted for righteousness' sake : of God afresh, and put him to an for their's is the kingdom of heaven. open'shame, ver. 46. For God is Blessed are ye, when men shall revile not unrighteous to forget your work you, and persecute you, and shall say and labour of love, which ye have all manner of evil against you falsely, shewed toward his name, in that ye for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceedhave ministered to the saints and do ing glad : for great is your reward in minister, 10. For ye had compassion heaven: for so persecuted they the of me in my bonds, and took joyfully prophets which were before you, the spoiling of your goods, knowing Matt. v. 3–12. He that believeth in yourselves that ye have in heaven and is baptized shall be saved; but a better and an enduring substance, he that believeth not shall be damned, X. 34. But we are not of them who Mark xvi. 16. When they heard these draw back unto perdition ; but of them things, they held their peace, and that believe to the saving of the soul, glorified God, saying, Then hath God 39. Being confident of this very also to the Gentiles granted repentthing, that he which hath begun a ance unto life, Acts xi. 18. Testifygood work in you will perform it until ing both to the Jews, and also to the the day of Jesus Christ: Even as it is Greeks, repentance toward God, and meet for me to think this of you all, faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ, because I have you in my heart; in- xx. 21. For godly sorrow worketh asmuch as both in my bonds, and in repentance to salvation not to be rethe defence and confirmation of the pented of: but the sorrow of the world Gospel, ye all are partakers of my worketh death, 2 Cor. vii. 10. For in grace, Phil. i. 6, 7. Remembering Jesus Christ neither circumcision without ceasing your work of faith, availeth any thing nor uncircumcision; and labour of love, and patience of but faith which worketh by love, Gal. hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the v. 6. But the fruit of the Spirit is sight of God and our Father; Know- love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gening, brethren beloved, your election tleness, goodness, faith, meekness, of God, 1 Thess. i. 3, 4.
temperance : against such there is no