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11 O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.
12 · Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.
13 Now for a recompence in the same, ('I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.
14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers : for 'what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness ? and what communion hath light with darkness ?
15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial ? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel ?
s I speak to you as to children that have like reward with us : set yourselves therefore at large. Co.
t2 Cor. vii. 2, 3.
u 2 Cor. xii. 15: I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.
vi Cor. iv. 14: As my beloved sons I warn you.
W DEUT. vii. 2,3: Thou shalt make no covenant with them, [the Hittites, &c.] nor show mercy unto them: neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy
1 Cor. v. 9 : I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators. do. vii. 39 : If her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will ; only in the Lord.
* 1 Sam. v. 2,3: When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon. And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. 1 Kings, xviii. 21 : How long halt ye between two opinions ? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. Pro. xxix. 27 : An unjust man is an abomination to the just : and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked. Ecclus. xiii. 17: What fellowship hath the wolf with the lamb ? so the sinner with the godly. 1 Cor. x. 21 : Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils : ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils. Eph. v. 7, 11: Be not ye therefore partakers with them. Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols ? for ' ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will · dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
y See on Rom. viii. 9.
2 Exod. xxix. 45: And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God. Lev. xxvi. 12: I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people. Isa. iv. 5, 6: And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night : for upon all the glory shall be a defence. And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the day time from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain. JER. xxxi. 1, 33: At the same time, saith the Lord, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people. But this shall be the covenant that I will make with ihe house of Israel ; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts ; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. do. xxxii. 38: And they shall be my people, and I will be their God. Ezek. xi. 20 : That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God. do. xxxvi. 28 : And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers : and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God. do. xxxvii. 26, &c: I will make a covenant of peace with them ; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. do. xliii. 7: Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile. Zec. viii. 8: And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem : and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness. do. xiii. 9 : And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried : they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people : and they shall say, The Lord is my God. Rev. vii. 15 : Therefore are , they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. 'do. xxi. 3 : Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
17 Wherefore '* come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing ; and I will receive you, 18 - And will be a Father unto you,
ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
CHAP. VII. 1 He proceedeth in exhorting them to purity of life, 2 and to bear
him like affection as he doth to them : 3 whereof lest he might seem to doubt, he declareth what comfort he took in his afflictions, by the report which Titus gave of their godly sorrow, which his former epistle had wrought in them, 13 and of their loving-kindness and obedience towards Titus, answerable to his former boastings of them.
HAVING therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filth
a Isa. xlviii. 20 : Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans. do. lii. 11 : Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her. JER. 1. 8: Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans. do. li. 6, 45: Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul : be not cut off in her iniquity. My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD. Acts, ii. 40: Save yourselves from this untoward generation. 2 Cor. vii. 1 : Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. Rev. xviii. 4: I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
JER. xxxi. 9: I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn. HEB. viii. 10: This is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people. Rev. xxi. 7: He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
CHAP. VII. * 2 COR. vi. 16-18.
b1 John, iii. 3: Every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
$ great is
iness of the flesh and spirit, o perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
2 Receive us ;? we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have a defrauded 3 no man.
3 I speak not this to condemn you : fore I have said 4 before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you. 4 'Great is my boldness of speech toward you, my glorying of
I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.
5 For, i when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but k we were troubled on every side ;
I without were fightings, within were fears.
6 Nevertheless God, m that comforteth those I defilements. Ham. 2 Understand us right. Co. i oppressed. Br. A showed. Cr. 5 together. Wi. Gen.
• 1 Cor. vi. 20 : Ye are bought with a price : therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
See on Acts, xx. 32. e 2 Cor. vi. 11, 12.
12. Cor. ii. 12 : Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech.
& Ì Cor. i. 4: I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ. 2 Cor. i. 14 : As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are our's in the day of the Lord Jesus.
h 2 Cor. i. 4: Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble by the comfort, whereof we ourselves are comforted of God. See on Acts, v. 4).
i 2 Cor. ii. 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.
k 2 Cor. iv. 8 : We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair.
DEUT. xxxii. 25 : The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin.
m See on 2 Cor. i. 4.
that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus ;
7 And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind' toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.
8 For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent :8 for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season.
9 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 10 by us in nothing.
10 For P godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of : 9 but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
6 your sad lamentation. Ham. i zeal. Ham. Br. Pu.
& however anxious I might before have been. Dod. 9 according to God. A. V. agreeable to God. Pu. 10 suffer loss. Pu.
n See on 2 Cor. ii. 13.
• 2 Cor. ü. 4: 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.
P 2 Sam. xii. 13: And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin ; thou shalt not die. Jer. xxxi. 9 : They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble : for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn. Ezek. vii. 16 : But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity. Mat. xxvi. 75: And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.
9 Pro. xvii. 22 : A merry heart doeth good like a medicine : but a broken spirit drieth the bones.