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to the use of edifying, that it may 'minister grace unto the hearers.
30 And grieve not the "holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are " sealed unto the day of oredemption.
31 Let all P bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, 'with all malice :
18 to edisy profitably. A. V. Ps. xxxvii. 30: The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. Pro. x. 31, 32 : The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom. The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable : but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness. 'Eccles. x. 12: The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself. Ecclus. xxi. 16: The talking of a fool is like a burden in the way: but grace shall be found in the lips of the wise. MARK, ix. 50 : Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another. Luke, iv. 22: All bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. Col. jji. 16: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Thes. v. 11: Comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also
do. m Isa. vii. 13 : Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also ? do. Ixiii. 10: They rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy. Ezek. xvi. 43 : Because thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, but hast fretted me in all these things; behold, therefore I also will recompense thy way upon thine head, saith the Lord God. 1 Thes. v. 19 : Quench not the Spirit. 1 Tim. iv. 14: Neglect not the gift that is in thee. 2 Tim. 1. 6: I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
n See on Rom. viii. 16. • See on Eph. i. 14.
P Col. iii. 8, 19: But now ye also put off all these ; anger, wrath, malice-Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
9 Tit. iii. 2: To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men. JAMES, iv. 11: Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of
32 And be ye skind one to another, tenderhearted,19 * forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake 20 hath forgiven you.
CHAP. V. 2 After general exhortations, to love, 3 to flee fornication, 4 and
all uncleanness, 7 not to converse with the wicked, 15 to walk warily, and to be 18 filled with the Spirit, 22 he descendeth to the particular duties, how wives ought to obey their husbands, 25 and husbands ought to love their wives, 32 even as Christ doth his Church.
BE ye therefore a followers of God, as dear children ;
2 And walk in love, das Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.2
19 merciful. Wi. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Rh. compassionate. Pu. Christ. Co, Rh. Pu. limitators. Ham. Pu. 2 odour of sweetness. Rh.
the law, and judgeth the law : but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. 1 Pet. ii. 1: Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings.
*Tit. ii. 3: We ourselves were sometimes foolish, disobedient— living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
See on ver. 2.
CHAP. V. a Eph. iv. 32.
• MAT. v. 45, 48 : That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. LUKE, vi. 36: Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
c See on John, xiii. 34.
d Heb. vii. 27 : Who needeth not daily, as those High Priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's : for this he did once, when he offered up himself. do. ix. 26 : Now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. do. x. 10, 12: By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. But this man, after he had 3 But 'fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness,3 let it not be once 5 named among you, as becometh saints ;
4 Neither b filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, 4 which are inot convenient :5 but rather giving of thanks.
5 For this ye know, that kno whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, 'who is
3 inordinate desire. Ham. Whit, insatiable desire. Dod. * scurrility. Rh. Pu, lewd turns. Dod. not comely. Co. Ma. Cr. Gen. not seemly. Ham.
offered one sacrifice for sins, for ever sat down on the right hand of God. 1 John, iii. 16 : Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us : and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. See on Rom. iv, 25.
e Gen. viii. 20, 21 : Noah builded an altar unto the LORDand offered burnt offerings-And the LORD smelled a sweet savour. Lev.i.9 : But his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water : and the priest shall burn all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD. NUMB. xxix. 2: Ye shall offer a burnt offering for a sweet savour unto the Lord. 2 Cor. ii. 15: We are unto God a sweet savour of Christ.
f Cor. vi. 18 : Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. 2 Cor. xii. 21: And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed. Eph.iv. 19, 20. See on I Cor. vi. 9, 18.
8 Ver. 12. 1 Cor. v. 1: Such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles.
h See on Eph. iv. 29.
'Rom. i. 28 : As they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.
* See on 1 Cor. vi. 9, 18. MARK, X. 24: How hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! Col. iii. 5: Covetousness, which is idolatry. I Tim. vi. 17: Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God.
an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
6 Let no man deceive you with vain words : for because of these things cometh the owrath of God upon the children of disobedience.6
7 Be not ye therefore partakers ? with them.
8 For ye were sometimes 8 P darkness, but now 9 are ye light in the Lord : walk as "children of light:
Ø unbelief. Col. iii. 6. A.V. companions. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen. once. Gen. Pu. We.
m See on 1 Cor. vi. 9.
NJER. xxix. 8,9: For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed. For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent them, saith the LORD. Col. ii. 4: And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. See on MAT. xxiv. 4.
• See on Rom. i. 18.
P'Isa. ix. 2 : The people that walked in darkness have seen' a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. Mat. iv. 16 : The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. Acts, xxvi. 18: To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. Rom. i. 21: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 1 Per, ii. 9 : But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. See on 1 Cor. vi. 11.
9 John, viii. 12: Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world : he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. do. xii. 46 : I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. 2 Cor. iii. 18 : But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image. do. iv. 6: For God,
9 (For the fruit of the Spirito is in all goodness and righteousness and truth ;)
10 Proving ' what is acceptable unto the Lord.
11 And have no "fellowship with the "unfruitful works of darkness, but rather w
12 For it is a *shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
13 But y all things that are reproved are
light. Wi. Wh. We. "Searching. Cr. discovered. A. V. who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 1 John,ii. 9 : He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.
See on LUKE, xvi. 8. s Gal. v. 22, &c: The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, &c.
Pui.i. 10 : That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ. 1 Thes. v. 21 : Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 1 Tim. ii. 3 : For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour. See on 1 Thes. iv. 3.
"1 Cor. x. 20: But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. See on Mat. xviii. 17.
Rom. vi. 21: What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed ? for the end of those things is death. do. xiii. 12: Let us cast off the works of darkness. GAL. vi. 8: He that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh
w Lev. xix. 17: Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart : thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin
upon him. 1 Tim. y. 20: Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also
fear. * Ver. 3. See Rom. i. 24, 26.
y John, iii. 20, 21: Every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. HEB. iv. 13: Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.