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14 á Bless them which persecute you : bless, and curse not.

15 'Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

16 m Be of the same mind one toward another. * Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

17 P Recompense to no man evil for evil. 9 Provide things honesto in the sight of all men.

be entirely united. Dud. be contented with mean things. A. V. ' things honourable. Whit. ful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 1 Pet.iv.9: Use hospitality one to another without grudging. * See on Mat. v. 44.

Ecclus. vii. 34 : Fail not to be with them that weep, and mourn with them that mourn. Mat. xxv. 35, 36; I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink : I was a stranger, and ye took me in: naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Luke, i. 58: Her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had showed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her. 1 Cor. xii. 26: Whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Gal. vi. 2: Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. Heb. xiii. 3: Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

m See on John, xvii. 11.

n Ps. cxxxi. 1 : LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty : neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me. Jer. xlv. 5: Seekest thou great things for thyself ? seek them not.

See on ver. 3.
p See on Mat. v. 39.

9 Rom. xiv. 16: Let not then your good be evil spoken of. 2 Cor. viii. 21 : Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men. Phi. iv. 8: Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honestthink on these things. 1 Thes, iv. 12 : That ye may walk hone-dly toward them that are without. Tit.ji. 8: Sound

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18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, r live peaceably with all men.

19 Dearly beloved, Savenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath : for it is written, * Vengeance is mine ; I will repay,'' saith the Lord.

20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him ; if he thirst, give him drink : "for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

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trary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you. 1 Pet. ii. 12: Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles. do.vii. 16: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. r See on MARK, ix. 50.

Ver. 17. See on Mat. v. 39. + Deut. xxxii. 35 : To me belongeth vengeance, and recompense. Ps. xciv. 1: 0 LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth ; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, show thyself. Ezek. xxv. 12, 13 : Thus saith the Lord God; Because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeancé, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them; therefore thus saith the Lord God; I will also stretch out mine hand upon Edom. Nah. i. 2: God is jealous, and the Lord revengeth ; the Lord revengeth, and is furious; the Lord will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. Heb. x. 30 : We know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord.

u Exod. xxiii. 4,5: If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again. If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him. Pro. xxv. 21, 22: If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink : for thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee. Mat. v. 44: But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.

"I SAM. xxiv. 16, 17: Saul said, Is this thy voice, my son David? And Saul lifted up his voice and wept. And he said to David, Thou art more righteous thần 1: for thou hastre

21 w Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

CHAP. XIII. 1 Subjection, and many other duties, we owe to the magistrates : 8 love is the fulfilling of the law : 11 gluttony and drunkenness, and the works of darkness, are out of season in the time of the Gospel.

LET every soul be a subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained 2 of God.

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warded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil. 2 ESDR. xvi. 53 : Let not the sinner say that he hath not sinned : for God shall burn coals of fire upon his head, which saith before the Lord God and his glory, I have not sinned.

Pro. xvi. 32: He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

CHAP. XIII. a Tit. iii. 1: Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work. 1 Pet. ii. 13 : Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme.

• 1 Kings, xi. 31 : Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee. do. xvi. 2: I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over my people Israel. Pro. viii. 15, 16: By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth. İsa. xlv. 1 : Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him. Dan. ii. 21 : He changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings. do. iv. 25, 32 : Till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. And they shall drive thee fron men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field : they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. Hos. xiii. 11 : I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath. WISD. vi. 3: Power is given you of the LORD, and sovereignty from the Highest. Ecclus. xvii. 17: In the division of the nations of the whole earth, he set a ruler over every people; but Israel is the LORD's portion. John, xix. 11: Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above.

2. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.3

3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power ? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same :

4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain : for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath

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him that doeth evil. 5 Wherefore bye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for bconscience sake.

6 For for this cause ' pay ye tribute also : for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

7 * Render therefore to all their dues : tribute to whom tribute is due ; custom to whom

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Tit. iii. 1: The words under ver. 1.

2 Sam. xxiii. 3: The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. PRO. xiv. 35: The king's favour is toward a wise servant : but his wrath is against him that causeth shame. do. xvi. 13 : Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

e 1 Pet. ii. 14: For the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. do. ii. 13 : And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good ?

1 Kings, x. 9: Because the LORD loved Israel for ever, therefore made he thee king, to do judgment and justice.

& Eccles. viii. 2: I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God.

h 1 Sam. xxiv. 5: David's heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul's skirt. 1 Pet. ii. 19: This is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

· Mat. xxii. 21: Render unto Cæsar the things which are Cæsar's.

MARK, xii. 17, LUKE, XX, 25. See on MAT. xxii. 21.

21 w Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

CHAP. XIII. I Subjection, and many other duties, we owe to the magistrates :

8 love is the fulfilling of the law : 11 gluttony and drunkenness, and the works of darkness, are out of season in the time of the Gospel.

LET every soul be a subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers

that be are ordained 2 of God.

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warded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil. 2 ESDR. xvi. 53 : Let not the sinner say that he hath not sinned : for God shall burn coals of fire upon his head, which saith before the Lord God and his glory, I have not sinned.

"Pro. xvi. 32: He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city,

CHAP. XIII. a Tit. iii. 1: Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work. 1 Pet. ii. 13 : Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme.

b 1 Kings, xi, 31: Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee. do. xvi. 2: I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over my people Israel. PRO. viii. 15, 16: By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth. İsa. xlv. 1: Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him. Dan. ii. 21 : He changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings. do. iv. 25, 32: Till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field : they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. Hos. xiii. 11 : I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath. Wisd. vi. 3 : Power is given you of the LORD, and sovereignty from the Highest. Ecclus. xvij. 17: In the division of the nations of the whole earth, he set a ruler over every people; but Israel is the Lord's portion. John, xix. 11: Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above.

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