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your masters according to the flesh, 'with fear and trembling, in 6 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 i 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 “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 singleness 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 ali things. ' 1 Pet. ii. 18: Servants, he subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
f See on Pai. ii. 12.
81 Chr. xxix. 17: I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. Wisd. 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.
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.
k See on MAT. xvi. 27. See on Acts, x. 35. m Lev. xxv. 43 : Thou shalt not rule over him with rigour,
them, forbearing threatening : knowing that
your Master 4 also is in heaven ; neither is there "respect of
respect of persons with him. 10 Finally, my brethren, Pbe 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 3 moderating. A. V. some read, both your and their Master, 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. Col. 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.
* 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.
t 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.
blood, but against « principalities, against powers, against the 'rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness 8 in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole " armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, 1° to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your y loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace ; 16 Above all,12 taking the shield
thebshield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all' the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the 6 Gr. blood and flesh. A. V. ' against the rulers of this world of darkness. Ne. 8 the spirit of wickedness. Co. wicked spirits. A. V.
heavenly, as chap. i. 3. A. V. 10 having overcome all. A. V. 11 Aud shod upon your feet with the Gospel of peace, that ye may be prepared. Co. and your feet shod with the foundation of the Gospel of peace. Br. 12 Upon all these. Dod.
u Rom. viii, 38, 39 : For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Eph. i. 21: Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come. Col. ii. 15 : And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them.
. Luke, xxii. 53: When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against ine : but this is your hour, and the power of darkness. See on Jonn, xii. 31,
w Ver. 1). See on Rom. xiii. 12.
b1 John, v. 4: This is the victory that overeometh the world, even our faith.
. See on Rom. xii. 12. VOL. 111.
d sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God :
18 Praying always 13 with all prayer and supplication 14 in the Spirit, and 'watching thereunto with all perseverance and 6 supplication for all saints ;
19 And 15 h for me, that utterance given unto me, that I may open my mouth
boldly," to make known the mystery of the Gospel,
20 For which I am an "ambassador 'in bonds : 18
13 at every seaso1. Ham. 14 in supplication. Wh. 15 Particularly Dod. Pu. 16 the word. Ço, speech. Rh. Pu. 17 freely. Cr. Bi. with confidence. Rh, with authority. Ham. 18 in a chain. A. V.
a Isa. xi. 4: He shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. do. xlix. 2:, He hath made my mouth like a sharp sword. Hos. vi. 5 : Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets : I have slain them by the words of my mouth. 2 Thes. ii. 8: Then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall .consume with the spirit of his mouth. Heb. iv, 12: 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 a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Rev. i. 16: Out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword. do. ii. 12, 16: These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges. Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. do. xix. 15, 21: Out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations. The remnant were slain by the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth.
See on Luke, xviii. 1.
8 Éph. i. 16 : [I Paul] cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers. Pai. i. 4: Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy. 1 Tim. ii. 1: I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men.
hSee on Rom. xv. 30. i See on Acts, iv. 29. * See on 2 Cor. V. 20. See on Acrs, ix. 16.
that therein 19 n I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
21 But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do,20 " Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things :
22 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might oknow our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.
23 P Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in 4 sincerity.21 Amén. 9 Written 22 from Rome unto the Ephesians
by Tychicus. 19 thereof. A. V. my affairs, what I do. Ham. 21 with incorruption.
22 Sent. Co.
m Isa. lviii. 1 : Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. Acts, xxviii. 31 : Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him. Phi. i. 20 : According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. 1 Thes. ii. 2: But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully intreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the Gospel of God with much contention. See on Acts, xx. 41
• Cor. iv. 7,8: All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord : whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts.
P1'Pet. v. 14: Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity, Peace be with
all that are in Christ Jesus. Ainen, Tit. ii, 7: In doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity.