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14 But " put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and * make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

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Isa. v. 11, 22: Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them! Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink! do. xxviii. 1,7: Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim. They also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way. Hos. iv. 11: Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart. LUKE, xxi. 34 : Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

1 Cor. vi. 10: Nor drunkards--shall inherit the kingdom of God. Eph. v; .18: Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.

* 1 Cor. vi. 9: Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind. Eph. v. 5: For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

y Job, v. 2: Wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.

PRO. xiv. 30: A sound heart is the life of the flesh; but envy the rottenness of the bones. I Cor. iii. 3: Whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? GAL. v. 19-21 : The works of the flesh are-hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings. James, iii. 14, 16 : If ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

2 Gal. iii. 27 : As many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. Eph. iv. 24: Put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Col. iii. 10: And have put on the new.man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him.

a Pro. xxiii. 20 : Be not among winebibbers ; among eaters of flesh. Rom. vi. 12; Let not sin therefore reign in

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ferent : 13 but take heed that they give no offence in them ! 15 for that the apostle proveth unlawful by many reasons.

HIM that is a weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations."

2 For one believeth that bhe may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. 3 Let not him that eateth despise him that

I not to judge his doubtful thoughts. A. V. your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. do. viii. 1 : There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. GAL. v. 16: Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 1 Pet.ii. 11 : Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul. 1 John, ii. 16: All that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

CHAP. XIV. a Mat. xii. 20: A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench. Rom. xv. 1, 2, 7: We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God. 1 Cor. viii. 9, 11: Take heed lest by any means this liberty of your's become a stumblingblock to them that are weak, And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died ? do. ix. 19, 22 : Though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak. do. x. 24, 33 : Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth. Even as I pleașe all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved. do. xiii. 5: (Charity] doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own. 2 COR. xi. 29 : Who is weak, and I am not weak? Gal. vi. 1, 2: Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. Phi. ii. 4,5: Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. 1 Thes. v. 14: Support the weak.

b. See on ver. 14.

14 Bless them which persecute you : bless, and curse not. 15 1

Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

16 Be of the same mind' one toward another. * Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. •Be not wise in your own conceits.

17 P Recompense to no man evil for evil. 9 Provide things honesto in the sight of all men.

be entirely united. Dud. 8 be contented with mean things. A.V. ' things honourable. Whit. ful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 1 Pet. iy.9: Use hospitality one to another without grudging. k See on Mat. v. 44.

Ecclus. vii. 34 : Fail not to be with them that weep, and mourn with them that mourn. Mat. xxv. 35, 36; I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink : I was a stranger, and ye took me in: naked, and ye clothed me : I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and

ye came unto me. Luke, i. 58: Her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had showed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her. 1 Cor. xii. 26 : Whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Gal. vi. 2: Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. Heb. xiii. 3 : Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

m See on John, xvii. 11.

n Ps. cxxxi. 1 : LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty : neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me. Jer. xlv. 5: Seekest thou great things for thyself ? seek then not.

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P See on MAT. v. 39.

9 Rom. xiv. 16 : Let not then your good be evil spoken of. 2 Cor. viii. 21 : Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men. Phi. iv. 8: Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honestthink on these things. 1 Thes, iv. 12 : That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without. Tit. ii. 8: Sound speech, that cannot be condemned ; that he that is of the con

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18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

19 Dearly beloved, savenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath : for it is written, * Vengeance is mine ; I will repay,'' saith the Lord.

20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him ; if he thirst, give him drink : ' for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

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trary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you. I Per. ii. 12: Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles. do. ii. 16: Having a good conscience ; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they inay be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

" See on MARK, ix. 50.
Ver. 17. See on Mat. v. 39.

+ Deut. xxxii. 35 : To me belongeth vengeance, and recompense. Ps. xciv. 1: 0 LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth ; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, show thyself. Ezek. xxv. 12, 13: Thus saith the Lord God; Because that Edom bath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them; therefore thus saith the Lord God; I will also stretch out mine hand upon Edom. Nah. i. 2: God is jealous, and the Lord revengeth ; the Lord revengeth, and is furious; the Lord will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. HEB. x. 30: We know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord.

u Exop. xxiii. 4,5 : If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again. If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him. Pro. xxv. 21, 22: If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink : for thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee. Mat. V. 44: But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.

I SAM. xxiv. 16, 17: Saul said, Is this thy voice, my son David? And Saul lifted up his voice and wept. And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than 1: for thou hast re

21 » Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

CHAP. XIII. I Subjectum, and many other duties, see to the magistrales : 8 luce is the fulfilline of the best : Il gluttony end drunkenness, and the works of darkness, are mi of stake in the time of the Gospel

LET every soul be · subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of! God : the powers that be are ordained 2 of God.

I but from. Her. * ordered. A. V. warded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil. 2 ESDR. xvi. 53 : Let not the singer say that he hath not sinned : for God shall burn coals of fire upon his head, which saith before the LORD God and his glory, I have not sinned.

Pro. xvi. 32: He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

CHAP. XIII. * Tit. iii. 1: Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work. 1 Pet. ii. 13 : Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme.

bi Kings, xi. 31: Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee. do. xvi. 2: I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over my people Israel. PRO. viii. 15, 16: By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth. İsa. xlv. 1: Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him. Dan. ii. 21 : He changeth the times and the seasons : he removeth kings, and setteth up kings. do. iv. 25, 32: Till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field : they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. Hos. xiii. 11: I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath. W18D. vi. 3: Power is given you of the LORD, and sovereignty from the Highest. Ecclus. xvii. 17: In the division of the nations of the whole earth, he set a ruler over every people; but Israel is the LORD's portion. John, xix. 11 : Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thce from above.

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