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without which no man shall see the Lord :
15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of 19 the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness. springing up a trouble 20 you, and thereby many be defiled;
16 Lest there be any a fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat 21 sold his birthright.
17 For ye know how that afterward, ' when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for d he found no place of repentance,22 though he sought it carefully 23 with tears.
18 For ye are not come unto the emount that
19 be destitute of. Co. Ma. Cr. fall from. A: V. 20 binder. Rh. 21 for one meal. Co. Dod. Pu. 22 means to come thereby again. Ma. way to change his mind. A. V. 23 Earnestly. Ham.
w2 Cor. vii. 1 : Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. Eph. v. 5: For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. See on MAT. V. 8.
* 2 Pet. i. 10: Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure : for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall. See on 2 Cor. vi. 1.
y See on Acts, viii. 23. i
Gen. xxvii. 34, 36, 38: When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter ery, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father. And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times : he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me? Hast thou but one blessing, my father ? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
d Heb. vi. 6 : [It is impossible], if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
Exod. xix. 12, 18, 19: Thou shalt set bounds unto the
impossibledance ; seeing him to
might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words ; which voice they that heard 'intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more :
20 (For they could not endure that which was commanded, & And if so much as a beast touch 24
24 bad touched. Co. Ma.
people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death. And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice. do. xx. 18 : And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightpings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking : and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. Deut. iv. 11: And ye came near and stood under the mountain ; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness. do. v. 22: These words the LORD spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice : and he added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me. Rom. vi. 14: For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. do. viii. 15 :
ye have received the Spirit of adoption. 2 Tim. i. 7: God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of sound mind.
f Exod. xx. 19 : They said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear : but let not God speak with us, lest we die. Deut. v. 5, 25: I stood between the Lord and you at that time, to show you the word of the LORD: for ye were afraid by reason of the fire, and went not up into the mount. Now therefore why should we die ? for this great fire will consume us : if we hear the voice of the Lord our God any more, then we shall die. do. xviii. 16: Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not
& Exod. xix. 13: There shall not an hand touch it, but he
the mountain, it shall be 25. stoned, or thrust through with a dart :
21 And so h terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake :)
22 But ye are come i unto mount Sion, and * unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and 'to an innumerable company of .angels,
23 To the general assembly and Church of the in firstborn, which are " written 26 in heaven, and to God o the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men P made perfect,
24 And to Jesus the 4 mediator of the new
25 must liave been. Co. Ma. 26 enrolled. A. V.
shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live.
h Exon. xix. 16 : It came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.;
i See on Gal. iv. 26. k See on Eph. ii. 19.
I JUDE, 14: Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousand of his saints. See on Acts, vii. 38.
m Exod. iv. 22: Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn. Jer. ii. 3: Israel was holiness unto the LORD, and the firstfruits of his increase. do. xxxi. 9: I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn. Eph. i. 12 : That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. JAMES, i. 18: Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. Rev. xiv. 4: These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
See on LUKE, X. 20. • Gen. xviii. 25 : That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked : and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right ? Ps. xciv. 2: Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth : render a reward to
hat we shou Awes, hat we these we tend to tell
the old been the language first trusted
events the first in
the pas thysere Juded be able to use" from ,
p See on Heb. xi. 40; and on xiii. 21. 1 See on 1 Tim. ii. 5.
s of things that are made,32 that those things vhich cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Wherefore we receiving a ' kingdom which annot be moved, let us have 33 grace, whereby ve may serve God acceptably with reverence and zodly fear: 29 For ? our God is a consuming fire.
CHAP. XIII. I Divers admonitions, as to charity, 4 to honest life, 5 to avoid covet
vusness, 7 to regard God's preachers, 9 to take heed of strange doctrines, 10 to confess Christ, 16 to give alms, 17 to obey governors, 18 to pray for iħe apostle : 20 the conclusion. LET brotherly a love continue.
2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers : for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
3 d Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them ; e and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
4 f Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
32 which are constituted only for a time. Dod. 33 let us hold fast. A. V. fare evil intreated. Ham.
y See on LUKE, i. 38.
2 Ps. 1. 3: Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence : a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. See on 2 Thes. i. 8.
CHAP. XIII. a See on John, xiii. 34.
b Mat. xxv. 35: For 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. See on Rom. xii. 13.
See on Rom. xii. 13. d Cor. iv. 18: Remember my bonds. HEB. X. 34 : Ye had compassion of me in my bonds. 1 Pet. iii. 8: Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous.
e See on Rom. xii. 15.
ning spirits-forbidding to marry. See PRO. v. 15See on Mat. v, 27, 28
1. vi. 9, 18.