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made of the feed of David according to the Ålesh, 4
And declared [Gr. determined] to be the Son of God with power, according to the fpirit of holinefs, by the refurrection from the dead: 5. By whom we have received h grace and apostleship, * for obedience to the faith [Or, to the obedience of Faith] among all nations for his name: Among whom are ye alfo the called of Jefus Chrift. To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be faints: Grace
See on Joh. 1.
4. A&ts 2. 22. Jefus of Nazareth, a Man approved of God among you, by Miracles, and Wonders, and Signs, which God did by him in the midft of you, as ye your felves alfo know.
Cor. 15. 10. By the Grace of God I am what I am: and his Grace which was bestowed upon me, was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the Grace of God which was with me. Gal. 1. 15. But when it pleafed God, who separated me from my Mothers Womb, and called me by his Grace. Gal. 2. 9. When James, Cephas, and John, who feemed to be Pillars, perceived the Grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right Hands of Fellowship; that we fhould go unto the Heathen, and they unto the Circumcifion. + Eph. 3. 7, 8. Whereof I was made a Minifter, according to the Gift of the Grace of God given unto me, by the effectual Working of his Power. Unto me, who am lefs than the leaft of all Saints, is this Grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unfearchable Riches of Chrift. iSee on Acts 6. 7.
* See on A&ts 9. 16:
* † Acts 13. 32, 33. We declare unto you glad Tidings, how that the Promife which was made unto the Fathers, God hath fulfilled the fame unto us their Children, in that he hath raifed up Jefus again; as it is alfo written in the fecond Pfalm, Thou art my Son, this Day have I begotten thee. 20
Heb 9. 14. How much more fhall the Blood of Chrift, who through the eternal Spirit, offered himfelf without Spot to God, purge your Confcience from dead 25 Works to ferve the living God. 1 Pet. 3. 18. Chrift being put to death in the Flesh, but quickned by the Spirit.
5. + Rom. 12. 3. I fay through the Grace given unto me, to every Man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think. Rom. 15. 15. Brethren, I have written 35 the more boldy unto you, in fome fort, putting you in Mind, because of the Grace that is given to me of God. 1 Cor. 3. 10. According to the Grace of God which is given 40 unto me, as a wife Mafter-builder, I have laid the Foundation.- †
7. t1. Cor. 1. 2. To 30them that are fan&tified in Chrift Jefus, called to be Saints- Phil. 3. 14. I prefs toward the Mark, for the Prize of the high-calling of God in Chrift Jefus, 1 Thef. God hath not called us unto Uncleannefs, but unto Holiness. Thef. 1. 11. We pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this Calling-Tim. 1. 9. Who hath faved us, and cal led us with an holy Calling. Heb.
"Grace to you, and " Peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 8. First, I thank my God, through A a 3
In the following Places are the fame Salutation, expreffed almoft in the fame Words: 1 Cor. 1. 3. 2 Cor. 1. 2. † Gal. 1. 3. Eph. 1. 2. Philip. 1. 2. Col. 1. 2. 1 Thef. 1.4. 2 Thes.1.2. 1 Tim. 1.2. 2 Tim.1.2. Tit.1.4.1 Pet.1.2.-Grace unto you and Peace be multiplied. † 2 Pet. 1. 2. Grace and Peace be multiplied unto you, through the Knowledge of God, and of Jefus our Lord. 2 Joh. ver.3. Grace be with you, Mercy and Peace from God the Father, and from the Lord Jefus Christ, the Son of the Father. Jude ver. 2. Mercy unto you; and Peace and Love be multiplied.
Jefus rejoicing. Pfal. 116. 17. I will offer to thee the Sacrifice of Thankf giving, and will call upon the Name of the Lord. Ifa. 63. 7. I 5 will mention the loving kindnesses of the Lord, and the Praifes of the Lord, according to, all that the Lord hath beftowed on us.. 1 Cor.' your behalf.- Eph. 1.16 [I Paul] 1. 4. I thank my God always on ceafe not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my Prayers. Phil. 1. 3, 4. I thank my you, Always in every Prayer of God upon every remembrance of mine for you all, making requeft with joy. Phil. 4. 6. Be careful for nothing but in every thing by Prayer and Supplication with Thanksgiving, let your Requests be made known unto God. Col. 1.3. We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jefus Chrift, praying always for you. Col. 3. 17. 25 Whatfoever ye do in word or deed,
do all in the Name of the Lord Jefus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Thef. I. 2. We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our Prayers. 1 Thef. 5. 18. In every thing give thanks.Thef. 1. 3. We are bound to thank God always for you, Brethren, as it is meet, because that your Faith groweth exceedingly, and the Charity of every one of you all towards each other aboundeth. Thef. 2. 13. We are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, Brethren, beloved of the Lord.2 Tim. 1. 3. I thank God, that without ceafing I have remembrance of thee in my Prayers,Night and Day. Philem. ver. I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my Prayers.
always for all things
3, 1. Wherefore, holy Brethren, partakers of the heavenly-Calling.
n Luk. 10. 5. Into what- 20 foever Houfe ye enter, firft fay, Peace be to this Houfe. Joh. 14. 27. Peace I leave with you, my Peace I give unto you. Joh. 20. 19. The first Day of the Week, came Jefus, and ftood in the midit, and faith unto them, Peace be unto you.
1 Pet. 5. 1o. The God of all Grace, who hath called us unto his eternal Glory by Chrift Jefus,
8. P Lev. 7. 12. If he offer it for a Thanksgiving, then he fhall offer with the Sacrifice of Thankf giving, unleavened Cakes mingled" with Oil Pfal. 34. 1. I will blefs the Lord at all times, his Praife hall continually be in my Mouth. Pfal. 50. 14, 23. Offer unto God 40 Thanksgiving, Whoso offereth mé Praife, glorifieth me.- Pfal. 69. 30, 31. I will Praise the Name of God with a Song, and will magnife him with Thanksgiving. This 45 alfo fhall please the Lord better than a Bullock which hath horns and hoofs. Pfal. 107. 22. Let them Sacrifice the Sacrifices of Thanksgiving, and declare his Warks with so
Jefus Chrift for you all, that your faith is fpoken of throughout the whole world. 9. For God is my witnefs, whom I " ferve with my fpirit [Or, in my spirit] in the gofpel of his Son, that without ceafing I make mention of you always in my prayers. 10. Making requeft (if by any means now at length I might have a profperous journey by the will of God) to come unto you. 11. For I long to fee you, that I may impart unto you fome fpiritual gift, to
the charge in the fight of God, who quickneth all things, and before Christ Jes fus, 2 Tim. 2. 14. Charging them before the Lord, that they ftrive s not about words to no profit.5 2 Tim. 4. 1. I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jefus Christ† 2 Tim. 1. 3. I thank God, whom I ferve from my Fore10 fathers. Phil. 3.3. We are the Circumcifion, which worship God in the Spirit. Joh. 4. 23. The Hour cometh, and now is, when the true Worshippers fhall worship the Father in Spirit, and in truth. 1 Sam. 12. 23. - God for bid that I fhould fin against the Lord in ceafing to pray for you.I Mac. 12. 11. We therefore at all times without ceafing, both in our Feafts and other convenient Days, do remember you in the Sacrifices we offer, and in our Prayers. t Thei. 3. 10. Night and Day praying exceedingly that we might fee your Face See on Ver. 8. b + Rom. 15. 23, 32. Having a great defire thefe many Years to come unto you. That I may come unto you with joy by the Will of God, and may with you be refreshed.
Jam. 4. 6. See on A&ts 18.
God and the Father, in the Name of
Rom. 16. 19. Your Obedience is come abroad unto all † 1 Thef. 1. 8.—In every Place your Faith to Godward is Spread abroad
9. Job 16. 19. Behold, my witness is in Heaven, and my record is on high. † Rom. 9. 1. I fay the Truth in Christ, I lie not, my Confcience alfo bearing me 20 witnefs in the holy Ghost. 2 Cor. 3. 23. I call God for a Record upon my Soul.- 2. Cor. 11. 31. The God and Father of our Lord Jefus Chrift, which is bleffed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not. Gal. 1.20. Now of the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not. Phil 1. 8. God is my record how greatly I long after you 30 all1 Thef. 2. 10. Ye are Witneffes, and God alfo, how holily,and justly, and unblameably, we behaved our felves.- 1 Thef. 5. 27. Icharge you by the Lord, that this 35 Epiftle be read unto all the holy brethren. Thef. 2. 5. Neither at any time ufed we flattering Words, God is witness. 1 Tim. 5. 21. I charge thee before God and the Lord Jefus Chrift, and the elect Angels, that thou obferve thefe things. Tim. 6. 13. I give thee
II. † Rom. 15. 29. I am fure that when I come unto you, I fhall come in the fulness of the Bleffing of the Gospel of Chrift. Eph 4. 12, 13. For the perfecting of the Saints, for the Work of the Mi niftry, for the edifying of the Body of Chrift: Till we all come in
the end you may be established; 12. That is, that I may, be comforted together with you [Or, in you], by thy mutual faith both of you and me. 13. Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purpofed to come unto you (but was flet hitherto) that I might have fome fruit among you alfo, even as among other Gentiles. 14. I am debter both to the Greeks, and to the barbarians, both to the wife, and to the unwife. 15. So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gofpel to you that are at Rome alfo. 16. For I am not hafhamed of the gofpel of Chrift: for it is the power of God unto falvation, to every one that believeth, to the Jew * firft, and alfo to the Greek. 17. For therein is the righteousness of A 4 God great Congregation: lo, I have not refrained my Lips, O Lord, thou knoweft. I have not hid thy righteousness within my Heart, I have declared thy Faithfulness, and thy Salvation: I have not concealed thy loving-kindnefs and thy truth from the great Congregation. See on Mat. 10.33.
+ Cor. 1. 18, 21. The Preaching of the Crofs is to them that perish, foolishness: but unto us which are faved, it is the Power of God. It pleafed God by the foolishness of Preaching to fave them that believe. † 1 Cor. 15. 2. By which [Gofpel] alfo ye are faved. 2 Cor. 10 4, 5. (The Weapons of our Warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God, to the pulling down of ftrong holds) Cafting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth it felf against the Knowledge of God,bringing into Captivity every thought to the obedience of Chrift.
the unity of the Faith, and of the
2 Cor. 4. 13. We having the fame Spirit of Faith.-' Tit. 1. 4. To Titus mine own 10 Son after the common Faith.- +2 Pet. 1. 1. To them that have obtained like precious Faith with
13. f t See A&ts 16. 7.15
16. Pfal. 40. 9, 10. I 35 have preached Righteousness in the
Rom. 2. 9. † Acts 3. 26. † Acts 13. 46. See on Mat. 10. 6.
17. + Rom 3. 21, 22. The Righteoufnefs of God without the Law is manifefted, being witneffed by the Law and the Prophets; even the Righteousness of God, which is by Faith of Jefus Christ
God (1) revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The juft fhall live by faith. 18. 18. For the wrath
unto all, and upon all them that believe. Rom. 4. 3, 13. What faith the Scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for Righteousness. For the Promife that he fhould be the Heir of the World, was not to Abraham, or to his Seed through the Law, but through the righteousness of Faith. Rom. 8. 3. What the Law could not do, in that it was weak through the Flesh, God fending his own Son, in the Likeness of finful Flesh, and for Sin, [or, by a Sacrifice for Sin], condemned Sin in the Flefh. Rom.15 10.3 They being ignorant of Gods righteoufnefs, and going about to eftablish their own Righteoufnefs, have not fubmitted themfelves unto the Righteousness of God. 2 Cor. 5. 21. He hath made him to be Sin for us, who knew no Sin ; that we might be made the Righteousness of God in him. Gal. 2. 16. Knowing that a Man is not justified by the Works of the Law, but by the Faith of Jefus Chrift, even we have believed in Jefus Chrift; that we might be juftified by the Faith of Chr.ft, and not by the Works of the Law: for by the Works of the Law fhall no Flesh be justified. Phil. 3.9 Not having mine own Righteousness, which is of the Law, but that which is through the Faith of Chrift, the Righteoufnefs which is of
God by Faith.
t Hab. 2. 4. Behold, his Soul which is lifted up, is not upright in him; but the Just fhall live by his Faith. Joh. 3. 36. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting Life: and he that believeth not the Son, fhall not See Life, but the Wrath of God abideth on him. † Gal. 3. 11. That no Man is juftified by the Law in the fight of God,it is evident: for, The Juft fhall live by Faith. † Heb. 10.38. Now the Juft fhall live by Faith: but if any Man draw back, my Soul fhall have no pleasure in, him. Heb. 11.7. By Faith, Noah being warned of God of things not feen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an Ark to the faving of his Houfe; by the which he condemned the World, and became Heir of the Righteousness which is by Faith.
18. Eph. 5. 6. Be caufe of these things, cometh the Wrath of God upon the Children' of Difobedience. Repeated Col. 3: 6. Eph. 2. 2.- The Spirit that now worketh in the Children of Difobedience. Rev. 22. 15. Without are Dogs, and Sorcerers, and Whoremongers, and Murderers, and Idolaters,and whofoever loveth and maketh a lie.
(1) By the Righteousness of God, both here and elsewhere in the Epiftles of St. Paul, feems to be meant, God's Method of justifying, or pardoning the paft Sins both of Jews and Gentiles, (that is, the whole World) through Faith in the Merits and Blood of Chrift, which was shed for the Remiflion of Sins. This Method is revealed from Faith to Faith. The Meaning is, This Method, which was wholly unknown to the Gentiles, and but obfcurely made known to the Jews, is revealed in the Gofpel to be by Faith, and this in order to beget Faith in Men, or to perfuade them to believe in Chrift, it being the only Way whereby thofe to whom the Gofpel is preached, could obtain Salvation. Nor can any take Encouragement from hence to live wickedly; for Faith in Chrift includes the receiving him as a Prophet to teach, as a Prieft to make Atonement,