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26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the "washing of water by the word,
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious Church, 'not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing ; but that it should be holy and without blemish.18
28 So ought men 19 to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh ,20 but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the Church :
30 For we are "members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
31 For this cause 21 shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto 22 his wife, and they d two shall be one flesh.
32 This is a great mystery : but I speak concerning Christ and the Church.
33 Nevertheless • let every one of you in par
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w See on John, iii. 3, 5. * See on John, xv. 3.
52 Cor. xi. 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. See on 1 Cor.i. 8.
2 Cant. iv. 7 : Thou art all fair, my love ; there is no spot in thee.
a Eph. i. 4: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.
6 Gen, ii. 23: And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. See on Rom. xii. 5.
c See on MARK, X. 7, 8.
d 1 Cor. vi. 16: What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
e Ver. 25. Col. üi. 19: Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
ticular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
CHAP. VI. 1 The duty of children towards their parents, 5 of servants towards
their masters : 10 our life is a warfare, 12 not only against flesh and blood, but also spiritual enemies : 13 the complete armour of a Christian, 18 and how it ought to be used : 21 Tychicus is commended.
CHILDREN, a obey your parents in the Lord : for this is right.
2 Honour thy father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise ;
3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
4 And, ye · fathers, provoke not your children
Est. i. 17, 20: This deed of the queen shall come abroad unto all women, so that they shall despise their husbands in their eyes, when it shall be reported, The king Ahasuerus commanded Vashti the queen to be brought in before him, but she came not. When the king's decree which he shall make shall be published throughout all his empire-all the wives shall give to their husbands honour, both to great and small. 1 Pet. ii. 6: Even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord : whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazenient.
CHAP. VI. a See on MAT. xv. 4.
• JER. xxxv. 18: And Jeremiah said unto the house of the Rechabites, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel ; Because ye have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all his precepts, and done according unto all that he hath commanded you. EZEK. xxii. 7: In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow. Mal. i. 6 : A son honour. eth his father, and a servant his master : if then I be a father, where is mine honour ? and if I be a master, where is my fear ? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name? See on Mat. xv. 4.
1 Sam.iii. 13, 14 : I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth ; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not. And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's
to wrath : but a bring them up in the nurture! and admonition of the Lord,
5 e Servants, be obedient to them that are
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house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever. PRO, xix. 18 : Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. do. xxii. 15: Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child ; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. do. xxix. 15, 17 : The rod and reproof give wisdom : but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul. Col. iii. 21 : Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
a Gen. xviii. 19: I know him, that he will command his children and his houshold after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD. Deut. iv.9: Teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons. do. vi. 6, 7, 20: These words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart : and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children. And when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments,which the Lord our God hath commanded you? Then thou shalt say unto thy son, &c. do. xi. 19: Ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Ps. lxxviii. 4: We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD), and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done. Pro. xxii. 6: Train up a child in the way he should go : and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Ecclus. vii. 23 : Hast thou children? instruct them, and bow down their neck from their youth. do. xxx. 3 : He that teacheth his son grieveth the enemy: and before his friends he shall rejoice of him..
e Gen. xxiv. 10, 12, 33: All the goods of his master were in his hand. O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee send me good speed this day, and show kindness unto my master Abraham. There was set meat before him to eat : but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. do. xxxi. 38, 39, &c: This twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy she goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten. That which was toru of beasts I brought not unto thee ; I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen hy day, or stolen by
your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in 5 singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;
6 Not with beyeservice, as menpleasers ; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men :
8 * Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be 'bond or free.
9 And, ye m masters, do the same things unto night, &c. do. xxxix. 4, 6: Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him : and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand. He knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. Mal. i. 6 : A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master. Col. iii. 22 : Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singlenes's of heart, fearing God. 1 Tim. vi. 1, 2 : Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren ; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. Tit. ii. 9, 10: Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again ; not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. 1 Pet. ii. 18: Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
See on Phi. ii. 12. 81 CHR. xxix. 17: I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. Wisp. i. 1: Think of the Lord with a good heart, and in simplicity of heart seek him.
h Col. iji. 22 : The words under ver. 5.
i Gen. xxxi. 6: Ye know that with all my power I have served your father. Col. iii. 23 : Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men. * See on MAT. xvi. 27.
See on Acts, x. 35. m Lev. xxv. 43: Thou shalt not rule over him with rigour,
them, forbearing 3 threatening : knowing that * your Master also is in heaven ; neither is there respect of persons with him.
10 Finally, my brethren, P be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.5
11 Put on the whole "armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the 'wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against 'flesh and
moderating. A.V. • soine read, both your and their Masler, A. V. * mighty power. Pu. but shalt fear thy God. Deut. xxiv. 14, 15: Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates : at his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it. Job, xxxi. 13–15: If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me; what then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him? Did not he that made me in the womb make him ? and did not one fashion us in the womb ? Ecclus. vii. 20, 21: Whereas thy servant worketh truly, entreat him not evil, nor the hireling that bestoweth himself wholly for thee. Let thy soul love a good servant, and defraud him not of liberty. Cor. iv. 1: Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal, knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.
n John, xiii. 13: Ye call me Master and Lord : and ye say well; for so I am. 1 Cor. vii. 22 : For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman : likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.
"See on Acts, x. 34.
P 2 Tim. ii. 1: My son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 9 See on Eph. iii. 16.
See on Rom. xiii. 12. s 2 Cor. ü. 11: We are not ignorant of [Satan] his devices. Rev. ii. 24 : As many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan.
Mat. xvi. 17 : And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona : for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 1 Cor. xv. 50: Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.