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settle you.

21 Now he which establisheth us with you

in Christ, and hath d anointed us, is God;

22 Who hath also e sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

23 Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.

c2 Thes. ii. 16, 17: Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work. 1 Pet. v. 10: But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen,

di John, ii. 20, 27 : But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. The anointing which ye have received of him abideth in

you,
and
ye
need not that

any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things.

e Ž Tim. ii. 19 : The foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. See on Rom. viii. 16.

Rom. viii. 9, 14–16: But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received

the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. 2 Cor.v.5: Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. Eph. i. 14: Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. Rev. ii. 17 : To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. See on Gal. v. 22, 23, for the fruits of the Spirit.

& See on Rom. i. 9.

11 Cor. iv. 21 : Shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness? 2 Cor. ii. 1, 3: But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you

in heaviness. And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when Í came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to

24 Not for that we have i dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy : for k by faith

ye stand.

CHAP. II. 1 Having showed the reason why he came not to them, 6 he requireth

them to forgive and to comfort that excommunicated person, 10 even as himself also upon his true repentance had forgiven him, 12 de. claring withal why he departed from T'roas to Macedonia, 14 and the happy success which God gave to his preaching in all places.

BUT I determined this with myself, * that I would not come again to you in heaviness.

2 For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me ?

rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of

you all. do. x. 2: I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. do. xii. 20 : I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not. do. xiii. 2, 10: I told you before, and foretell you as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not spare. I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.

MAT. xx. 25, 26 : Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister. I Cor. iii. 5: Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed ? 2 Cor. iv. 5: We

preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord ; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. 1 Pet.v.3: Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

k Rom. xi. 20 : Because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. 1 Cor. xv. 1 : Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the Gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand.

CHAP. II. a 2 Cor. i. 23: do. xiii. 10: Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, ac

3 And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have b sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice ; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.

4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears ;

not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly!

unto you.

5 But if any have fcaused grief, he hath not 6 grieved me, but in part : that I may not overcharge you

all. specially. Gen. 2 grieve, Co. Ma. burden. Rh. cording to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction. See on ver. 3.

b 2 Cor. xii. 20, 21 : For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not : lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults : [I fear] lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed. • 2 Cor. vii. 16: I rejoice therefore that I have confidence

in all things. do. viii. 22 : But now much more diligent, upon the great confidence which I have in you. GAL. v. 10: I have confidence in you through the Lord.

d 2 Cor. vii. 8, 9, 12: For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent': for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season. Now I rejoice, not that

ye were made

sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear

e 1 Cor. xi. 2: Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered

(1 Cor. v. 1: It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you.

& GAL. iv. 12 : Ye have not injured me at all.

in you

upto you.

them to you.

3

ye would

6 Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted "of many.

7 So that contrariwise ye ought rather to i forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow. 8 Wherefore I beseech

you

that confirm your love toward him.

9 For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you,

whether

ye

be k obedient in all things.

10 To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also : for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ;

11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us : for we are not ignorant of his devices.

12 Furthermore, when I m came to "Troas to preach Christ's Gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,

scensure. A. V. 4 before the many. Ham. 5 in the sight. A. V. 6 But. Hum.

5

b1 Cor. v. 4,5 : In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, to deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh. 1 Tim. v. 20: Them that sin rebuke before all, that others may fear.

Gal. vi. 1: Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

* 2 Cor. vii. 15: His inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him. do. x. 6: Having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

See on 1 Thes, iii. 5.

Acts, xvi. 8 : They passing by Mysia came down to Troas, do. xx. 6: And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came unto them to Troas in five days; where we abode seven days.

See on Acts, xiv. 27.

13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not • Titus my brother : but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.

14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to P triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the 9 savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, "in them that are saved, and in them that perish :

16 To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things ?

17 For we are not as many, which corrupt?

? who adulterate. Dud. which deal deceitfully with. A. V.

• 2 Cor. vii. 6, 13, 14: God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus. Exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all. Our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a truth. do. viii. 5, 6, 16: And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God. Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also. Thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you. Gal. ii. 3: Neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.

P See on Rom. viii. 37.

9 Cant. i. 3: Because of the savour of thy good ointments, thy name is as ointment poured forth.

* 1 Cor. i. 18 : The preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness ; but unto us which are saved it is the

power of God. 2 Cor. iv. 3: If our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost. 2 Thes. ii. 10: With all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

* John, ix. 39 : Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind. See on Luke, ii. 34.

t2 Cor. iii. 5, 6.

u 2 Cor. xi. 13 : For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

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