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. 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 4 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 babasing
3 might do well to pardon me. Han, with me. A. V. "I was nothing deficient of. Pu. 5 unskilful. Dod. Pu.
that called you into the grace of Christ unto anotber 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 l'est any man spoil you through philosophy and våin 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 šome 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. xij. 11. See on 1 Cor. xv. 10. * See on 1 Cor. i. 17.
1 2 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. ii. 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 wrought: 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 r As the truth of Christ is in me, "no 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. 02 Cor. xij. 13. See on Acts, xyiii. 3.
p Phi. iy. 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 neces
* 2 Cor. xii. 14, 16.
1 Cor. ix. 15: It were better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying void.
,42 Cor. vi. 11 : 0 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.
ul 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
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 taring them for reach. ing out themselves beyond their compass, and vaunting themselves into other men's labours.
NOW I Paul myself a 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. 3 in outward appearance. A. V. 3 of small reputation. Co. reckon. A. V.
• 2 Cor. viii. 1.
t John, iii. 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. a 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.
· 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh :
4 (For the weapons of our f warfare are not carnal, but & mighty through Gods to the "pulling down of strong holds ;)
5 i Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity
5 in God. Ma. Cr. to God. A. V. 6 reasonings. A. V. d Rom. viii. 13 : For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
See on Rom. xiii. 12.
I Tim. i. 18: That thou by them mightest war a good warfare. 2 Tim. ii.3: Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
8 Acts, vii. 22: Moses-was mighty in words and deeds. 1 Cor. ij. 5: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. 2 Cor. vi. 7 : By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left. do. xiii. 3,4: Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you. For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.
Jer. i. 10 : See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
12 ESDR. xiv. 34 : If so be that you will subdue your own understanding, and reform your hearts, ye shall be kept alive, and after death ye shall obtain mercy. I Cor. i. 19 : It is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. do. ii. 19: The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
* Ps. xviii. 27 : For thou wilt save the afflicted people ; but wilt bring down high looks. Ezek. xvii. 24: And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish : I the LORD have spoken and have done it. 'MAT. xi. 29, 30.: Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me ;
every m thought to the obedience of Christ;
6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
7 P Do ye look on things after the outward
? service. Wi.
for I am meek and lowly in heart : and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
m Gen. viii. 21: The imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth. Mat. xv. 19 : For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witnesses, blasphemies. Heb. iv. 12: For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is avdiscerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
n Acts, v. 5: Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost. do. viii. 20: Peter said-Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. do. xiii. 10, 11:
Paul] said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord ? And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. 2.Cor. xiii. 2, 10:11 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. Therefore 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. 1 Tim. i. 20 : Of whom is Hymenæus and Alex- ander ; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn "not to blaspheme.
• 2 Cor. ii. 9 : To this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things. do. vii. 15: And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.
P John, vii:24: Judge inot according to the appearance, - but judge righteous judgment. 2 Cor. v. 12:For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion
to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer · them which glory in appearance, and not:in heart. do. xi. 18.