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of them there is great reward. Who can understand his errors ? cleanse
VER. 9. thou me from secret faults, Psal. xix. 'Εγώ δε έζων χωρίς νόμου ποτέ: έλθού7--12. I have seen an end of all σης δε της εντολής, η αμαρτία ανέζησεν perfection; but thy commandment is
For å I was alive without the law once : exceeding broad, cxix. 96. c Thou shalt not covet thy neigh- revived, a and I died.
b but when the commandment came, c sin bour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-ser a The young man saith unto him, vant, nor bis maid-servant, nor his All these things have I kept from my ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is youth up: what lack I yet? Mati. thy neighbour's, Exod. xx. 17. xix. 20. And, behold, a certain Law
yer stood up, and tempted him, sayVER. 8.
ing, Master, what shall I do to inherit
eternal life? He said unto him, What 'Αφορμήν δε λαβούσα η αμαρτία διά της is written in the law ? how readest irroaño, xa tuppácato iv équoi não ay l thou? And he answering said, Thou θυμίαν. Χωρίς γάρ νόμου αμαρτία νεκρά.
shalt love the Lord thy God with all But a sin, taking occasion by the com: thy heart, and with all thy soul, and mandment, bwrought in me all manner with all thy strength, and with all of concupiscence. ¿ For without the law thy mind, and thy neighbour as thysin was dead.
self. And he said unto him, Thou
hast answered right: This do, and a For sin, taking occasion by the thou shalt live. But he, willing to commandment, deceived me, and by justify himself, said unto Jesus, and it slew me. Was then that which is who is my neighbour? Luke x. 25 good made death unto me? God for- 29. And he answering said to his bid. But sin, that it might appear father, Lo, these many years do I sin, working death in me by that serve thee, neither transgressed I at which is good ; that sin by the com- any time thy commandment: and yet mandment might become exceeding thou never gavest me a kid, that I sinful, ver. 11—13. Now then it is might make merry with my friends, no more I that do it, but sin that xv. 29. And he spake this parable dwelleth in me, 17. Because the law unto certain which trusted in themworketh wrath: for where no law selves that they were righteous, and is, there is no transgression, iv. 15. despised others. Two men went up Moreover the law entered, that the into the temple to pray; the one a offence might abound. But where Pharisee, and the other a Publican. sin abounded, grace did much more The Pharisee stood and prayed thus abound, v. 20.
with himself, God, I thank thee, that b But every man is tempted, when I am not as other men are, extorhe is drawn away of his own lust, tioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as and enticed. Then when lust hath this Publican. I fast twice in the conceived, it bringeth forth sin; and veek, I give tithes of all that I possin, when it is finished, bringeth forth sess, xviii. 9–12. And he said, All death, Jam. i. 14, 15.
these have 1 kept from my youth up, c Because the law worketh wrath : 21. Circumcised the eighth day, of for where no law is, there is no trans- the stock of Israel, of the tribe of gression, Rom. iv. 15. If I had not Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hecome and spoken unto them, they brews; as touching the law, a Phahad not had sin : but now they have risee; Concerning zeal, persecuting no cloke for their sin. If I had not the church ; touching the righteous done among them the works which ness which is in the law, blameless, none other man did, they had not Phil. iü. 5, 6. had sin : but now have they both b Now we know that what things seen and hated both me and my Fa-soever the law saith, it saith to them ther, John xv. 22–24. The sting of who are under the law: that every death is sin ; and the strength of sin mouth may be stopped, and all the is the law, 1 Cor. xv. 56.
world may become guilty before God.
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A. D. 60. Therefore by the deeds of the law | ments, which if a man do, he shall there shall no flesh be justified in his even live in them, Ezek. XX. 11. And sight: for by the law is the know- he answering said, Thou shalt love ledge of sin, iii. 19, 20. For Moses the Lord thy God with all thy heart, describeth the righteousness which is and with all thy soul, and with all of the law, That the man which do thy strength, and with all thy mind; eth those things shall live by them, and thy neighbour as thyself. And he I. 5. For innumerable evils have said unto him, Thou hast answered compassed me about; mine iniquities right : this do and thou shalt live, have taken hold upon me, so that I Luke 1. 27–29. But if the minisam not able to look up; they are tration of death, written and engraven more than the hairs of mine head : in stones, was glorious, so that the therefore my heart faileth me, Psal. children of Israel could not stedfastly xl. 12. For as many as are of the behold the face of Moses for the glory works of the law are under the curse: of his countenance; which glory was for it is written, Cursed is every one to be done away, 2 Cor. i. 7. that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to
VER. 11. do them, Gal. iii. 10. For whosoever
“Η γάς αμαρτία, αφορμήν λαβούσα να shall keep the whole law, and yet of rñs evroañs, išngárnci Mul, asi di' amis fend in one point he is guilty of all. S TEXTELVEV. For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now
For a sin, taking occasion by the com
and by it slow if thou commit no adultery, yet if mandment, 6 deceived me, thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law, Jam. ii. 10, 11.
a See on ver. 8. clause 1. cl find then a law, that, when I
• He feedeth on ashes : a deceived would do good, evil is present with heart bath turned him aside, that he me. For I delight in the law of God cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is after the inward man. But I see there not a lie in my right hand! Isa. another law in my members, warring xliv. 20. The heart is deceitful above against the law of my mind, and all things and desperately wicked; bringing me into captivity to the law who can know it, Jer. xvii. 9. That of sin which is in my members, ver. ye put off concerning the former con21–23. Because the carnal mind is versation the old man, which is corenmity against God: for it is not sub- rupt according to the deceitful lusts, ject to the law of God, neither indeed Eph. iv. 22. But exbort one another can be, viii. 7.
daily, while it is called to-day; lest a Therefore by the deeds of the law any of you be bardened through the there shall no flesh be justified in his deceitfulness of sin, Heb. üi. 13. But sight; for by the law is the know- be ye doers of the word and not ledge of sin, Rom. iü. 20.
hearers only, deceiving your own
selves, Jam. i. 22. If any man among VER. 10.
you seem to be religious, and bridleth 'Egù dè åmébavor xał sigéon por i YTO- not his tongue, but deceiveth his own λή ή εις ζωήν, αύτη εις θάνατον.
heart, this man's religion is vain, 26. And I the commundment, which was
VER. 12. ordained to life, I found to be unto death.
"Ωστε ο μεν νόμος άγιος, και ο εντολή
αγία και δικαία και αγαθή. a For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That Wherefore & the law is holy; and the man which doeth those things the commandment holy, and just, and shall live by them, Rom. x. 5. Ye good. shall therefore keep my statutes and a For we know that the law is spimy judgments; which if a man do, ritual: but I am carnal, sold under he shall live in them: I am the LORD, sir ver. 14. Do we then make void Lev. xviii. 5. And I gave them my the law through faith? God forbid : statutes, and shewed them my judg- 1 yea, we establish the law, iii. 31.
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A. D, 60. And be not conformed to this world; | law sin? God forbid.
Nay, I had but be ye transformed by the renew not known sin, but by the law: for 1 ing of your mind, that ye may prove had not known lust, except the law what is that good, and acceptable, had said, Thou shalt not covet, ver. 7. and perfect will of God, xii. 2. And what nation is there so great, that hath
VER. 13. statutes and judgments so righteous Το ούν αγαθών, έμοι γέγονε θάνατος ; Μή as all this law, which I set before you foto' áand i åpappía, i vice gavn apagthis day, Deut. iv. 8. And now, "Is- ria, did Toũ árabc moi rarepyafoutin rael, what doth the IonD thy God | θάνατον, ίνα γένηται καθ' υπερβολήν αμαρrequire of thee, but to fear the LoRD τωλός ή αμαρτία διά της εντολής. thy God, to walk in all his ways, and Was a then that which is good made to love him, and to serve the Lord death unto me? God forbid. b But sin, thy God with all thy heart, and with that it might appear sin, working death all thy soul, To keep the commando in me by that which is good ; thut sin by ments of the Lord, and his statutes, the commandment might become exceedwhich I command thee this day for ing sinful. thy good, x. 12, 13.
a For what the law could not do, in down also upon mount Sinai, and that it was weak through the flesh, spakest with them from heaven, and God sending his own Son in the likegayest them right judgments, and true
ness of sinful flesh, and for sin, conlaws, good statutes and command-demned sin in the flesh, Ronn. viii. 3. ments, Neh. ix. 13. The law of the Is the law then against the proinises LORD is perfect, converting the soul : of God? God forbid : for if there had the testimony of the Lord is sure, been a law given which could have making wise the simple. The statutes given life, verily righteousness should of the Lord are right, rejoicing the have been by the law, Gal. iii. 21. heart: the commandment of the Lord
But sin, taking occasion by the is pure, enlightening the eyes. The commandment, wrought in me all fear of the Lord is clean, enduring manner of concupiscence. For withfor ever: the judgments of the LORD out the law sin was dead. For I was are true, and righteous altogether. alive without the law once; but when More to be desired are they than gold, the commandment came, sin revived, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter and I died. And the commandment also than honey and the honey.comb. which was orduined to life, I found to Moreover by them is thy servant
be unto death. For sin, taking occawarned; and in keeping of them there sion by the commandment, deceived is great reward. Who can understand
me, and by it slew me, ver. 8--11. his errors? cleanse thou me from se.
Moreover the law entered, that the cret faults, Psal. xix. 7–12. Tum offence might abound. But where away my reproach which I fear; for sin abounded, grace did much more thy judgments are good, cxix. 39. All abound, v. 20. Let no man say, when thy commandments are faithful; they he is tempted, I am tempted of God: persecute me wrongfully; help thou
for God cannot be tempted with evil, me, 86. Therefore I love thy com- neither tempteth he any man, Jam. i. mandments above gold; yea, above 13. Then when lust hath conceived, fine gold. Therefore I esteem all thy it bringeth forth sin : and sin, when precepts concerning all things to be it is finished, bringeth forth death, 15. right; und I hate every false way, 127, 128. Righteous art thou, o
VER. 14. LORD, and upright are thy judgments, Οίδαμεν γαρ, ότι ο νόμος πνευματικός 137. Thy word is very pure : there lotiv iyàs dè aproxóc elpai, mingapéro fore thy servant loveth it. 140. My inò epaprlar. tongue shall speak of thy word : for
For we know that the law is spiri. all thy commandments are righteous, 172. But we know that the law is tual: bbut I am carnal, 4 sold under good, if a man use it lawfully, 1 Tim. i. 8,
* Thou shalt not arenge, nor bear What shall we say then? Is the any grudge against the children of VOL. II.
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thy people, but thou shalt love thy I dwell in the midst of a people of usneighbour as thyself: I am the LORD, clean lips : for mine eyes have sees Lev. xix. 18. And thou shalt love the King, the Lord of Hosts, Isa. Ti. the LORD thy God with all thine 5. Thou meetest him that rejoiceth heart, and with all thy soul, and with and worketh righteousness, those that all thy might, Deut. vi. 5. Behold, remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou desirest truth in the inward thou art wroth; for we haresimned: in parts: and in the hidden part thou those is continuance, and we shall be shalt make me to know wisdom, Psal. saved. But we are all as an uncleari li. 6. But I say unto you, That who thing, and all our righteousnesses soever is angry with his brother with are as filthy rags'; and we all do fade out a cause, shall be in danger of the as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the judgment; and whosoever shall say wind, have taken us away, luis, 5, 6. to his brother, Raca, shall be in dan- When Simon Peter saw it, he fell ger of the council: but whosoever down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart shall say, Thou fool, shall be in dan- from me ; for I am a sinful man, o ger of hell fire, Matt. v. 22. But I Lord, Luke v. 8. Then Jesas went say unto you, That whosoever looketh with them. And when he was now on a woman to lust after her, hath not far from the house, the centurion committed adultery with her already sent friends to him, saying unto him, in his heart, 28. Jesus said unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am Thou shalt love the Lord thy God, not worthy that thou shouldest enter with all thy heart, and with all thy under my roof: Wherefore neither soul, and with all thy mind. This is thought I myself worthy to come unto the first and great commandment. thee: But say in a word, and my serAnd the second is like unto it, Thou vant shall be healed, vü. 6, 7. The shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Pharisee stood and prayed thus with On these two commandments hang himself, God, I thank thee, that I am all the Law and the Prophets, xxii. not as other men are, extortioners, 37 --40. For the word of God is unjust, adulterers, or even as this quick, and powerful, and sharper Publican: 1 fast twice in the week, than any two-edged sword, piercing I give tithes of all that I possess. And even to the dividing asunder of soul the Publican, standing afar off, woald and spirit, and of the joints and not lift up so much as his eyes unto marrow, and is a discerner of the heaven, but smote upon his breast, thoughts and intents of the heart, saying, God be merciful to me a sin. Heb. iv. 12.
I tell you, this man went down b For I know that in me (that is, in to his house justified rather than the my fesh.) dwelleth no good thing : other: for every one that exalteth for to will is present with me; but himself shall be abased ; and he that how to perform that which is good I humbleth himself shall be esalted, find pot, ver. 18. For I delight in xviii. 11–14. Unto me who am less the law of God after the inward man: than the least of all saints, is this But I see another law in my mem- grace given, that I should preach bers, warring against the law of my among the Gentiles the unsearchable mind, and bringing me into captivity riches of Christ, Eph. ii. 8. to the law of sin which is in my e But he turned, and said unto Peter, members, 22, 25. Wherefore I abhor Get thee behind ine, Satan, thou art myself, and repent in dust and ashes, an offence unto me: for thou savoures! Job xlii. 6. My soul cleaveth unto not the things that be of God, but those the dust; quicken thou me according that be of men, Matt. xvi. 43. And I, to thy word, Psal. cxix. 25. Surely brethren, could not speak unto you as I um more brutish than any man, and unto spiritual, but as into caral, eces have not the understanding of a man, as unto babes in Christ. I have fed Prov. xxx. 2. Every word of God is you with milk, and not withi meat ; pure ; he is a shield unto them that for hitherto ye were not able to bear it. put their trust in bim, 5. Then said neither yet now are ye able. For ye I, Woe is me! for I am undone ; be- are yet carnal; for whereas there it cause I am a man of unclean lips, and among you envying, and strife, and
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divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk the light, as he is in the light, we as men? 1 Cor. iii. 1-3.
have fellowship one with another, d) wretched man that I am! who and the blood of Jesus Christ his sball deliver me from the body of this Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we death? ver. 24. Thus saith the LORD, say that we have no sin we deceive Where is the bill of your mother's di- ourselves, and the truth is not in us, vorcement, whom I have put away? 1 John i. 7, 8. or which of my creditors is it to whom cLet love be without dissimulation. I have sold you? Behold, for your Abhor that which is evil ; cleave to iniquities ye have sold yourselves, that which is good, Rom. xii. 9. He and for your transgressions is your deviseth mischief upon his bed; he mother put away, Isa. 1. 1. For thus setteth himself in a way that is not saith the LORD, Ye have sold your good ; he abhorreth not evil, Psal. selves for nought; and ye shall be re xxxvi. 4. Ye that love the LORD, deemed without money, lii. 3. hate evil : he preserveth the souls of
his saints; he delivereth them out of VER. 15.
the hand of the wicked, xcvii. 10. O gaz xategyálouas, o govore où I will set no wicked thing before mine
them that gång ö Silw, TOŪTO ngácow' áaxiö picã, eyes; I hate the work τούτο ποιώ.
turn aside; it shall not cleave to me, For a that which I do I allow not : derstanding, therefore I hate every
ci. 3. Through thy precepts I get unfor b what I would, that do I not; but false way, cxix. 104. The fear of the c what I hate, that do I.
Lord is to hate evil; pride, arrogancy, a Truly ye bear witness that ye al- and the evil way, and the froward low the deeds of your fathers: for mouth, do I hate, Prov. viii. 13. A they indeed killed them, and ye build righteous man hateth lying : but a their sepulchres, Luke xi. 48. wicked man is loathsome, and cometh
If then I do that which I would to shame, xiii. 5. not, I consent unto the law that it is good, ver. 16. For the good that I
VER. 16. would I do not : but the evil that I
Ει δε δ ου θέλω, τούτο ποιώ, σύμφημι would not, that I do. Now if I do to róuw oto xadós. that I would not, it is no more I that If then I do that which I would not, do it, but sin that dwelleth in me, 19, - l consent unto the law that it is good. 20. Iniquities prevail against me, as a Wherefore the law is holy: and for our transgressions, thou shalt the commandment, holy and just, and purge them away, Psal. Ixv. 3. Bless- good, ver. 12. For we know that the ed are the undefiled in the way, who law is spiritual : but I am carnal, walk in the law of the LORD. Blessed sold under sin, 14. For I delight in are they that keep his testimonies, the law of God after the inward man, and that seek him with the whole 22. Therefore I love thy commandheart. They also do no iniquity: they ments above gold ; yea, above fine walk in his ways. Thou hast com- gold. Therefore I esteem all thy premanded us to keep thy precepts dili cepts concerning all things to be right; gently. O that my ways were di- and I hate every false way, Psal. cxix. rected to keep thy statutes! Then 127, 128. shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments,
VER. 17. cxix. 1–6. I will run the way of Νυνί δε ουκ έτι εγώ κατεργάζομαι αυτό, thy commandments, when thou shalt daa's olnīca ir izol águagria. enlarge my heart, 32. Behold, I have
Now then a it is no more I that do it, longed after thy precepts : quicken me in thy righteousness, 40. For the flesh but b sin thut dwelleth in me. lustech against the Spirit, and the a Now if I do that I would not, it is Spirit against the flesh i and these are no more I that do it, but sin that contrary the one to the other; so dwelleth in me, ver. 20. that ye cannot do the things that ye b For I know that in me (that is, in would, Gal. v. 17. But if we walk in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing :