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6 'One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the ” measure of the gift of Christ. 8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended

up on high, Phe led captivity ? captive, and gave gifts unto men.

9 (Now that he 9 ascended, what is it but that be also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

10 He that descended is the same also that

ye are

a inoltitude of captives. A. V. write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints

GAL. iii. 27, 28 : As many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male por female : for all one in Christ Jesus.

11 Cor. viii. 6 : But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. See on Mark, xii. 29.

* Rom. xi. 36: Of him, and through him, and to him, are all things : to whom be glory for ever.

n Šee on 1 Cor. xii. 11. • See on John, xii. 31.

P JUDGES, v. 12: Awake, awake, Deborah : awake, awake, utter a song: arise, Barak, and lead thy captivity captive, thou son of Abinoam. Col. ii. 15 : The words under ver. 8.

9 John, iii. 13: No man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. do. vi. 33, 62: For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he

was before ?

* Acts, i. 9, 11 : And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven ? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you

into heaven, shall so come in like manger 28 ye have seen him go into heaven. 1 Tim. iii. 16: Preached

the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into ,

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ascended up far above all heavens, *that he might fill 3 all things.)

11 And he gave some, apostles ; and some, "prophets; and some, 'evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers ;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, "for the edifying of the * body of Christ : 13° Till we all come in the unity of the faith,

3 ful6). A. V. into the unity. A, V. glory. Heb. iv. 14: Seeing then that we have a great High Priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. do. vii. 26: For such an High Priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens. do. viii. 1: Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum : We have such an High Priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens. do. ix. 24: For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true ; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.

Acts, ii. 33 : Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

+] COR. xii. 28 : God hath set some in the Church, first apostles, secondarily prophets. Eph. ii. 20 : And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone.

u See on Acts, xi. 27. See on Acts, xxi. 8.

W ACTs, xx. 28 : Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the Church of God.

* See on Rom. xii. 7.

» I Cor. xii, 7: But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

z 1 Cor. xiv. 26 : How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

a See on Rom. xii. 5. b Col. ii. 2, 3: That their hearts might be comforted, being

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9 And to make all men see 4 what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been "hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ :

10 "To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be

known by the Church the 'manifold wisdom of God, 11 . According to the eternal

purpose

which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord :

12 b In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for

you,

e which is your glory. 'to make it clear to all. Pu. s dispensation. Wi. Rh. communication. Ham. 6 by faith in him. Gen.

. See on Rom. ii. 4.
+ Ver. 3, 4, 5.
u See on Rom. xvi. 25.
See on John, i. 3.

#1 Pet. i. 12: Which things the angels desire to look into.

* See on Rom. viii. 38.

» 1 Tim. iii. 16: Without controversy great is the mystery of godliness : God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

* Rom. xi. 33 : 0 the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! 1 Cor. ii. 7: We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory. a See on 2 Tim. i. 9.

See on Rom. v. 2. • Acts, xiv. 22 : Exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. Phi. i. 14: Many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. 1 Thes, iji. 3: That no man should be moved by these amictions : for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto. d See on ver. 1.

2 Cor. i. 6: And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring

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14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

16 That he would grant you, according to the 8 riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the i inner man ; 17 That Christ may dwell in your

hearts by faith ; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

18 - May be able to comprehend with all saints "what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; of the same sufferings which we also suffer : or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.

'Eph. i. 10 : That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth ; even in him. Phi. ii. 9-11: Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every ame: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

See on Rom. ii. 4. " Eph. i. 19: [That ye may know] what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power. do. vi. 10: Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Col. i. 11 : Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness.

i See on Rom. vii. 22.

k John, xiv. 23 : Jesus answered and said unto him, Ifa man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. Eph. ii. 22.

I See on Mat. xiii. 6.

m Eph. i. 18: The eyes of your understanding, being enlightened ; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.

* Rom. x. 3, 11, 12: They being ignorant of God's righte

19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the ofulness of God.

20 Now Punto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly 9 above all that we ask' or think, "according to the power that worketh in us,

21 • Unto him be glory in the Church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

CHAP. IV. I He exhorteth to unity, 7 and declareth that God therefore giveth

divers 11 gifts unto men, that his Church might be 13 edified, and 16 grown up in Christ : 18 he calleth them from the impurity of the Gentiles ; 24 to put on the new man ; 25 to cust off lying, and 29 corrupt communication. · I Therefore, the prisoner of the Lord,') be

that

ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

7 desire. Rh. 8 understand. Co. Rh. ' in the Lord. A. V. for the Lord's sake. Ma.

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ousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For the Scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek : for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call

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See on Eph. i. 23.
P See on Rom. xvi. 25.

9 1 Cor. ii. 9: But as it is written, Eye liath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have' entered into the beart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

Ver. 7. Col. i. 29: Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily. See on Rom. xvi. 27.

CHAP. IV. a See on Acts, ix. 16.

b Gen. xvii. 1: I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. Phi. i. 27: Only let your conversation be as it becometh the Gospel. Col. i. 10 : That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God. 1 Thes. ii. 11, 12: Ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his

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