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selves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. 10
13 ? But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule 11 which God hath * distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.
14 For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: "for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the Gospel of Christ :
15 Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labours : but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you '2 according to our rule abundantly,
16 To preach the Gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man's line 13 of things made ready to our hand.
10 wuderstand it uot. A. V. "line. A. V. 12 inaguified in you. A.V. 13 rule. A. V.
y Pro. xxvi. 12 : Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
z Ver. 15.
a 1 Cor. xii. 11 : All these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. Eph. iv. 7: Unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
01 Cor. ii. 5, 10: Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. do. iv. 15: For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers : for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the Gospel. do. ix. 1: Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord ? are not ye my work in the Lord ?
• Rom. xv. 20 : Yea, so have I strived to preach the Gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation.
17 But he that • glorieth, let him glory in the Lord,
18 For not he that ecommendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.
CHAP. XI. 1 Out of his jealousy over the Corinthians, who seemed to make more account of the false apostles than of him, he entereth into a forced commendation of himself, 5 of his equality with the chief apostles, 7 of his preaching the Gospel to then freely, and without any their charge : 13 showing that he was not inferior to those deceitful workers, in any legal prerogative : 23 und in the service of Christ, and in all kinds of sufferings for his ministry, far superior.
WOULD to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly :- and indeed bear with me.
2 For I am "jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, " that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the 'serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be & corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
in a little piece of folly. Wh.'ye do bear with. A. V. d See on 1 Cor. i. 31.
· Pro. xxvii. 2: Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth: a stranger, and not thine own lips. ? See on Rom. ii. 29.
CHAP. XI. a Ver. 16. See on 2 Cor. v. 13.
• Gal. iv. 17, 18: They zealously affect you, but not well. But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing.
cIsa. Ixii. 4: Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken-for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married. Hos. ii. 19, 20: I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness : and thou shalt know the LORD. 1 Cor. iv. 15: In Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the Gospel.
. See on Heb. xiii. 21. e Lev. xxi. 13 : He shall take a wife in her virginity. See on 1 Thes. iii. 5. 8 Gal. i. 6: I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him
4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not teceived, or "another Gospel, which ye have not accepted,
ye might well bear with him.3 5 For I suppose I was not a whit i behind the very chiefest apostles.
6 But though I be krude 5 in speech, yet not ' in knowledge ; but we have been throughly made m manifest among you in all things.
7 Have I committed an offence in "abasing
might do well to pardon me. Hani. with me. A. V. I was nothing deficient of. Pu. 5 unskilful. Dod. Pu.
that called you into the grace of Christ unto another Gospel. Eph. vi. 24 : Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Col. ii. 4, 8, 18: And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. Beware lest aný man spoil you through philosophy and váin deceit. Let no man beguile you of your reward. 1 Tim. 1. 3: As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine. do. iv. 1! Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. HEB. xiii. 9: Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace. 2 Pet. iii. 17 : Beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
Gal. i. 7,8: Which is not another ; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the Gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other Gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
i 2 Cor. xii. 11. See on 1 Cor. xv. 10. * See on 1 Cor. i. 17.
12 Cor. ii. 14: Thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every placé. Eph. iii. 4: Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ.
m 2 Cor. xii. 12. See on 2 Cor. iv. 2.
n Acts, xviii. 3: And because he was of the same craft, he abode with thein, and wroaght: for by their occupation they
myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the Gospel of God freely? 6
8 I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service.
9. And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was 'chargeable to no man : for that which was lacking to me the P. brethren, whịch came from Macedonia supplied : and in all things I have kept myself from being a burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself.
10 - As the truth of Christ is in me, Sno man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
11 Wherefore ? because I love you not ? God knoweth.
12 But what I do, that I will do, " that I may
6.at free cost. We. 'Gr. this boasting shall not be stopped in me, A. V.
were tentmakers. 1. Cor. ix. 6, 11, 12: Have we not power, to forbear working ? If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things ? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the Gospel of Christ. 2 Cor. x. 1.
• 2 Cor. xij. 13. See on Acts, xviii. 3.
p Phi. iv. 10, 15, 16: I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again ; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. Now, ye Philippians, know also, that in the beginning of the Gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only. For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity,
4 2 Cor. xii. 14, 16.
: | Çor. ix. 15: It were better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying void.
2 Cor. vi. 11: O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged. do, vii. 3: I speak not this to condemn you : for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you. do. xii. 15.
u 1 Cor, ix. 12: We-suffer all things, lest we should hinder the Gospel of Christ.
14 And by their prayer for you, which long after
you for the exceeding 'grace of God in you. 15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
CHAP. X. 1 Against the false apostles, who disgraced the weakness of his person
and bodily presence, he setteth out the spiritual might and authority, with which he is armed against all udversary powers, 7 assuring them that at his coming he will be found as mighty in word as he is now in writing being absent ; 12 and withal taxing them for reach. ing out themselves beyond their compass, and vaunting themselves into other men's labours.
NOW I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness' of Christ, who in presence ? am base 3 among you, but being absent ain bold toward you :
2 But 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 4 us as if we walked according to the flesh.
patient mind, or gentle forgiveness. Br. 2 in outward appearance. A. V. 3 of small reputation. Co. + reckon. A. V.
* 2 Cor. viii. 1.
t John, iji. 16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. · JAMES, i. 17 : Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
CHAP. X. * Rom. xii. 1: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the inercies of God.
• Ver. 10. 2 Cor. xii. 5,7,9: Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities. And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee : for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
c See on 2 Cor. i. 23.