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the new testament ;3 m not of the letter, but of the spirit : for "the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

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abundantly than they all : yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. 2 Cor. v. 18: All things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation. Eph. iji. 7: Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Col. i. 25, 29 : Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God. Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily. I Tim. i. 11, 12: According to the glorious Gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust. And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry. 2 Tim. i. 11: Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.

'Heb. viii. 6, 8: But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. See on MAT. xxvi. 28.

m See on Rom. ii. 27-29.

n Deut. xxvii. 26 : Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. Rom. iii. 20: By the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. do. iv. 12, 15: And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised. The law worketh wrath : for where no law is, there is no transgression. do. vii. 9-11: I was alive without the law once : but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. Gal. iii. 10 : For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse : for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

• John, vi. 63 : It is the spirit that quickeneth ; the flesh profiteth nothing : the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. Rom. i. 16: I am not ashamed of

7 But if the P ministration of death, 4written and engraven in stones, was glorious, "so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly. behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance ; which glory was to be done away :

8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious ?

9 For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

10 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.

11 For "if that which was done away 6 was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.

5 in comparison of. Wh. was to be abolished. Dod. . the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth. do. viii. 2: The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

p Rom. vii. 10: The words under ver. 6. 9 See on ver. 3.

Exod. xxxiv. 29, 30, 35 : When Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand -that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him. And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come nigh him. And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone : and Moses put the vail upon his face again, until he went in to speak with him.

** Gal. iii. 5: He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

t See on Rom. i. 17.

u Rom. v. 20, 21 : Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound : That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness? of speech :

13 And not as Moses, which put a "vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished ::

14 But their minds 9 were blinded : for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.

15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.

16 Nevertheless ? when it 10 shall turn to the Lord, & the vail shall be taken away.

? holdness. A. V. 8 should not see for what purpose that served which is put away. Ma. Cr. senses. Rk. 10 Israel. Wi.

2 Cor. vii. 4: Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you : I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation. See on Acts, iv. 29.

w Exod. xxxiv. 33, 35: Till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a vail on his face. And Moses put the vail upon his face again.

* Rom. x. 4: Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. Gal. iii. 23: Before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Heb. 8. 1: The law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things.

y Řom. xi. 7, 25 : What then? Israel bath not obtained that which he seeketh for ; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded. For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits ; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 2 Cor. iv. 4. See on Mat. xiii. 11, 14.

2 Exod. xxxiv. 34: But when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he took the, vail off, until he came out. And he came out, and spake unto the children of Israel that which he was commanded. Hos. iii. 5 : Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD, and his good

is in the latter days. Rom. xi. 23, 26 : And they also, if 17 Now bthe Lord is that Spirit : and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

18 But we all, with open face 11 beholding d as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are 'changed into the same images from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 12

CHAP. IV. I He declareth how he hath used all sincerity and faithful diligence

in preaching the Gospel, 7 and how the troubles and persecutions which he daily endured for the same did redound to the praise of · God's power, 12 to the benefit of the Church, 16 and to the apostle's own eternal glory.

THEREFORE seeing we have a this ministry, b as we have received mercy, we faint not ;

2 But have renounced the hidden things of " dis

12 to the for the same dice Troubles and pe diligen

1 with unvailed face. Pu. 19 of the Lord the Spirit. A. V.

they abide not in unbelief, shall be graffed in : for God is able to graff them in again. And so all Israel shall be saved : as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob..

a Isa. xxv. 7: He will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.

b Ver. 6. 1 Cor. xv. 45 : And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul ; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. . Rom. viii. 2: For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

a See on 1 Cor. xiii. 12.

e 2 Cor. iv. 4,6. ] Tim. i. 11 : According to the glorious Gospel of the blessed God.

See on Rom. viii. 29. 18 Ps. Ixxxiv. 7: They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.

CHAP. IV. a See on 2 Cor. iji. 6. 01 Cor. vii. 25: I give my judgment, as one that hath ohe tained mercy of the Lord to be faithful. I Tim. i. 13: Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious : but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. ic Rom. i. 16: I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Chri

honesty,' not walking in craftiness, nor dhandling the word of God deceitfully; but by ® manifestation of the truth 'commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

3 But if our Gospel be hid,2 sit is hid to 3 them that are lost :4

4 In 5 whom h the god of this world hath i blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ,

1 Gr. shame. Rom. i. 16; vi. 21. A. V. 2 vailed. We. 3 in. Ham. * perish. We s Among. Ham.

do. vi. 21 : What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed ? for the end of those things is death.

d 2 Cor. ii. 17: We are not as many, which corrupt the word of God. do. vii. 2: Receive us ; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man. 1 Thes, ii. 3,5: Our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile, Neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know.

e 2 Cor. v. 11: We are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences. do. vi. 4, 7: But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in affictions, in necessities, in distresses. By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left. do. vii. 14: For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a truth. do. xi. 6: We have been throughly made manifest among you in all things. do. xii. 12 : Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

il Cor. ix. 2 : The seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord. 2 Cor. v. 11 : The words above. do. vi. 4: In all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God.

8 See on 2 Cor.ji. 15. h See on John, xii. 31.

Isa. vi. 10 : Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes ; lest they see with their eyes. See on Mat. xiii. 11, 14.

* Ver. 6. 2 Cor. iii. 8, 9, 11, 18.

'John, i. 14, 18: And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. No man hath

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