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you the Gospel of God with much contention.

3 For our exhortation was not of 'deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile : 4 But as we were s allowed of God h to be

in trust with the Gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which ktrieth our hearts.

5 For ' neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of m covetousness ;3 n God is witness :

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carefulness. Rh. striving. Co. Ma. Bi. 2 approved. Br. Rh. Ham. Whit. We. 3 nor with a covetous pretence. Pu.

Acts, xvii. 2, 3: Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the Scriptures, opening and alledging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead.

e JUDE, 3 : Beloved, when I gave all diligence to 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. See on PHI. i. 30.

f Ver. 5. 2 Pet. i. 16: For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. See on 2 Cor. iv. 2.

ŠI Čor, vii. 25: I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful. 1 Tim. i. 11, 12: According to the glorious Gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust. And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry, h See on Gal. ii. 7.

Gal. i. 10: Do I seek to please men ? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

* PRO. xvii. 3: The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold : but the LORD trieth the hearts. Rom. viii. 27 : And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

See on 2 Cor. iv. 2. m See on Acts, xx. 33. . See on Rom. i. 9,

9 For they themselves show 5 of us what manner of Sentering in we had unto you, and how ye 'turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;

10 And to uwait for his Son 'from heaven, w whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

CHAP. II. 1 In what manner the Gospel was brought and preached to the Thes

salonians, and in what sort also they received it: 18 a reason is rendered both why Saint Paul was so long absent from them, and also why he was so desirous to see them. FOR yourselves, brethren, know our

entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain :

2 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God 'to speak unto

* report. Rh. proclaim. Ham. delivereth. Co. Ma. Bi. Gen. of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure,

s 1 Thes. ii. 1.

* 1 Cor. xii. 2: Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. Gal. iv. 8: Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.

u Rev. i. 7: Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him : and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amén. See on 1 Cor. i. 7.

See on Acts, i. 11.
w See on Acts, ii. 24.

* 1 Thes. v.9: For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ. See on MAT. iii. 7.

CHAP. II. al Thes. i, 5, 9.

Acts, xvi. 12, 22, &c: And from thence to Philippi, wbieh is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a colony : and we were in that city abiding certain days. The multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them, &c:

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Acts, xvii. 2, 3: Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the Scriptures, opening and alledging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead.

• JUDE, 3 : Beloved, when I gave all diligence to 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. See on PHI. i. 30.

Ver. 5. 2 Pet. i. 16: For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. See on 2 Cor. iv. 2.

§ 1 Cor, vii. 25: I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful. 1 Tim. i. 11, 12: According to the glorious Gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust. And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry, h See on Gal. ii. 7.

Gal. i. 10: Do I seek to please men ? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

* Pro. xvii. 3 : The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold : but the LORD trieth the hearts. Rom. viii. 27 : ippi," And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of

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.6 Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we ’ might have been a burdensome,4 T as the apostles of Christ.

* used authority. A. V. • 1 Tim. v. 17: Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. See on Jonn, v. 41, 44.

P.1 Cor. ix. 4, 6, 12, 18: Have we not power to eat and to drink? Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working? If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the Gospel of Christ. What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the Gospel, I may make the Gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the Gospel. 2 Cor. x. 1,2, 10, 11: Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you : but I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present.-His letters, say they, are weighty and powerful ; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible. Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word by letters when we are absent, such will we be also in deed when we are present. do. xiii. 10: 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. Phile. 8, 9 : Though I might be much bold in Christ to injoin thee that which is convenient, yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one as Paul the aged.

9 ] Cor. ix. 1, 2, 5, 6: Am I not an apostle? If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord. Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles ?-Or I only and Barnabas, have we not power to forbear working ? 2 Cor. xi. 9: And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied : and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you,

and so will I keep myself. do. xii. 13, 14: For what is it wherein you were inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you ? forgive me this wrong. Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not your's, but you : for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

12 Thes. iii. 8,9: Neither did we eat any man's bread for

7 But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children :

8 So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the Gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.

9 For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail :5 for "labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of preached unto you the Gospel of God.

10 Ye are witnesses, and God also, w how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe :

11 As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,

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nought: but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you : not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.

s 1 Cor. ii. 3: I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. do. ix. 22: To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak : I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. 2 Cor. xiii. 4: We also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God. 2 Tim. ii. 24 : The servant of the Lord must not strive, but be gentle unto all men.

* Rom. i. 11 : I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established. do. xv. 29 : And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the Gospel of Christ.

u See on 2 Cor. xii. 15. v1 Thes. i. 5.

» Acts, xx. 18, 19, &c: Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons, serving the Lord with all humility of mind, &c. 2 Cor. vii. 2: Receive us ; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man. 2 Thes. iii. 7: We behaved not ourselves disorderly among you.

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