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3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh :

4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but s mighty through Gods to the "pulling down of strong holds ;)

5 Casting down imaginations, and "high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into 'captivity

5 in God. Ma. Cr. tu God. A. V. reasonings. A. V. d Rom. viii. 13 : For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. e See on Rom. xiii. 12.

I Tim. i. 18: That thou by them mightest war a good warfare. 2 Tim.ü.3: Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

8 Acts, vii. 22: Moses-was mighty in words and deeds. 1 Cor. ij. 5: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. 2 Cor. vi. 7 : By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left. do. xiii. 3,4: Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you. For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.

b Jer. i. 10 : See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.

12 ÉS DR. xiv. 34 : If so be that you will subdue your own understanding, and reform your hearts, ye shall be kept alive, and after death ye shall obtain mercy. 1 Cor. i. 19: It is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. do. iii. 19: The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

* Ps. xviii. 27 : For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks. EZEK. xvii. 24: And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish : I the LORD have spoken and have done it.

Mat. xi. 29, 30.: Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me ; VOL. III.

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6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your "obedience is fulfilled.

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for I am meek and lowly in heart : and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

m Gen. viii. 21 : The imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth. Mat. xv. 19 : For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witnesses, blasphemies. Heb. iv. 12: For 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 avdiscerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

" Acts, v.5: Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost. do. viii. 20 : Peter said-Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. do. xiii. .10, 11: [Paul] said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord ? And now, be. hold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. 2.Cor. xii. 2, 10:11 told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not spare. 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. 1 Tim. i. 20 : Of whom is Hymenæus and Alexander ; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn "not to blaspheme.

• 2 COR. ii. 9 : To this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things. do. vii. 15: And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.

P John, vii:24: Judge inot according to the appearande, but judge righteous judgment. 2.Cor.v. 12: For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not:in heart. do.ixi: 18.

appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, even so are 'we Christ's.

8 For though I should boast somewhat more * of our authority, which the Lord hath given us * for edification, and not for your destruction, “I should not be ashamed :

9 That I may not seem as if Į would terrify you by letters.

10 For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful ; but his bodily presence is 'weak, and his * speech contemptible.

11 Let such a 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.

12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves : but they measuring them

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. See on 1 John, iv. 6.

"I Cor. iii. 23: And ye are Christ's ; and Christ is God's. do. ix. 1: Am I not an apostle ? am I not free ? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord ? are not ye my work in the Lord ? do. xi. 23 : For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you.

* See on 2 Cor. i. 23.

1 2 Cor. xiii. 8: For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

42 Cor. vii. 14: For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed ; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a truth. See on 2 Cor. v. 13.

* Ver. 1. See on 1 Cor.ï. 3, 4. * See on 1 Cor. i. 17.

* 2 Cor. iii. 1: Do we begin again to commend ourselves ? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you? do. v. 12: We commend pat ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf.

selves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not 'wise.

13 * But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule "I which God hath * distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.

14 For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you:

for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the Gospel of Christ :

15 Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labours : but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you 12 according to our rule abundantly,

16 To preach the Gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man's line 13 of things made ready to our hand. 10 puderstand it uot. A. V.

12 maguified in you. A. V. 13 rule. A. V.

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y Pro. xxvi. 12: Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

z Ver. 15.

« 1 Cor. xii. 11 : All these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. Eph. iv. 7: Unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

v1 Cor. iii. 5, 10: Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. do. iv. 15: For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers : for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the Gospel. do. ix. 1: Am I not an apostle ? am I not free ? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord ? are not ye my work in the Lord ?

• Rom. xv. 20: Yea, so have I strived to preach the Gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation.

17 But he that • glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

18 For not he that ecommendeth himself is approved, but " whom the Lord commendeth.

CHAP. XI. 1 Out of his jealousy over the Corinthians, who seemed to make more

account of the false apostles than of him, he entereth into a forced commendation of himself, 5 of his equality with the chief apostles, 7 of his preaching the Gospel to then freely, and without

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their charge : 13 showing that he was not inferior to those deceitful workers, in any legal prerogative : 23 und in the service of Christ, and in all kinds of sufferings for his ministry, far superior.

WOULD to God ye could bear with me a little in a my folly :1 and indeed bear with 2 me.

2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have o espoused you to one husband, d that I may present you e as a chaste virgin to Christ.

3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the 'serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be & corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

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d See on 1 Cor. i. 31.

PRO. xxvii. 2 : Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth: a stranger, and not thine own lips. See on Rom. ii. 29.

CHAP. XI. a Ver. 16. See on 2 Cor, v. 13.

• Gal. iv. 17, 18: They zealously affect you, but not well. But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing.

c Isa. Ixii. 4: Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken-for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married. Hos. ii. 19, 20: I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness : and thou shalt know the LORD. 1 Cor. iv. 15: In Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the Gospel.

See on Heb. xiii. 21. Lev, xxi. 13 : He shall take a wife in her virginity. "See on 1 Thes, iii. 5. 8 Gal. i. 6: 1 marvel that ye are so soon removed from him

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