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A. D. cir. 60. against thy two friends : for ye have | άλλον τινα όρκον: ήτω δε υμών το ναι, ναι, not spoken of me the thing that is right, και το ού, ού· ίνα μή εις υπόκρίσιν πέσητε. as my servant Job hath. Therefore
a But above all things, my brethren, take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, the earth, neither by any other oath: but
swear not, neither by heaven, neither by and offer up for yourselves a burnt, let your yea be yeu ; and your nay, nay; offering, and my servant Job shall lest ye fall into condemnation. pray for you, for himn will I accept ; Iest I deal with you after your folly, in a Again, ye have heard that it hath that ye have not spoken of me the been said by them of old time, Thou thing which is right, like my servant shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt Job. So Eliphaz the Temanite, and perform unto the Lord thine oaths: Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the But I say unto you, Swear not at all : Naamathite, went and did according neither by heaven; tor it is God's as the LORD commanded them : the throne : Nor by the earth; for it is LORD also accepted Job. And the his footstool : neither by Jerusalem ; LORD turned the captivity of Job, for it is the city of the great King. when he prayed for his friends : also Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, the LORD gave Job twice as much as because thou canst not make one hair he had before. Then came there unto white or black. But let your comhim all his brethren, and all his sis- munication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: ters, and all they that had been of his for whatsoever is more than these acquaintance before, and did eat cometh of evil, Matt. v. 33–37. Woe bread with him in his house; and unto you, ye blind guides ! which say, they bemoaned him, and comforted | Whosoever shall swear by the temple, him over all the evil that the Lord it is nothing ; but whosoever shall bad brought upon him : every man swear by the gold of the temple, he is also gave him a piece of money, and a debtor. Ye fools, and blind! for every one an ear-ring of gold. So the whether is greater, the gold, or the Lord blessed the latter end of Job temple that sanctifieth the gold? And, more than bis beginning; for he had whosoever shall swear by the altar, fourteen thousand sheep, and six it is nothing ; but whosoever sweareth thousand camels, and a thousand yoke by the gift that is upon it, he is of oxen, and a thousand she-asses. guilty. Ye fools, and blind! for He had also seven sons and three whether is greater, the gift, or the daughters. And he called the name altar that sanctifieth the gift? Whoso of the first, Jemima ; and the name of therefore sball swear by the altar, the second, Kezia ; and the name of sweareth by it, and by all things the third, Keren-bappuch. And in all thereon. And whoso shall swear by the land were no women found so fair the temple, sweareth by it, and by as the daughters of Job : and their him that dwelleth therein. And he father gave them inheritance among that shall swear by heaven, sweareth their brethren. After this lived Job by the throne of God, and by him that an hundred and forty years, and saw sitteth thereon, axiii. 16–22. his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations. So Job died, being old,
VER. 13. and full of days, Job xlii. 7—17. Κακοπαθεί τις εν υμίν και προσευχέσθω Mark the perfect man, and behold the si@upeř tis; faaléto. upright: for the end of that man is
a Is any among you afflicted? let him peace, Psal. xxxvii. 37. Though these
pray. Three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job,
b Is any merry ? let him sing
psalms. were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness,
a And call upon me in the day of said the Lord GOD, Ezek. xiv. 14. trouble; I will deliver thee, and thou d See on Luke i. ver. 50.
shalt glorify me, Psal. xv. 15.
a See on Matt. xxvi. ver. 30. clause 1. VER. 12. προ πάντων δε, αδελφοί μου, μη ομνύ
VER. 14. σε μήτε τον ουρανόν, μήτε την γήν, μήτε 'Ασθενεί τις εν υμίν και προσκαλεσάσθω
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τους πρεσβυτέρους της εκκλησίας, και προ a And were baptized of him in Jorreučáo lwar én avrò, årel faites AŬTÒr dan, confessing their sins, Matt.iii. 6. ελαίω εν τω ονόματι του Κυρίου:
And many that believed, came, and Is any sick among you ? let him call confessed, and shewed their deeds,
Acts xix. 18. for a the elders of the church; band let b See on Rom. XV. ver. 30. them pray over him, Canointing him with
c See on Luke i. ver. 6. clause 1. oil in the name of the Lord:
See on Matt. vii. ver. 7. clause 1. a See on Acts xi. ver. 30. See on Acts ix. ver. 40.
VER. 17. c And they cast out many devils, 'Ηλίας άνθρωπος ήν ομοιοπαθής ημίν, and anointed with oil many that were | και προσευχή προσηύξατο του μη βρέξαι: sick, and healed them, Mark vi. 30. και ούκ έβρεξεν επί της γης ενιαυτους τρείς
και μήνας έξ. . VER. 15.
a Elias was a man subject to like pasKai n això añis nistewG CÁCel còr rápe- sions as we are, and he prayed * earnestvorra, mai repei autòn ở Kúpsoc. xănly that it might not rain ; and it rained åpagrias » TETOXãs, ápsenostui auro. not on the earth by the space of three
years and sir months. a And the prayer of faith shall save
• Or, in his prayer. the sick, und the Lord shall raise him up , band if he have committed sins, they a We also are men of like passions shall be forgiven him.
Acts xiv. 15. a And Jesus said unto them, Be- of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto
b And Elijah the T'ishbite, who was cause of your unbelief : for verily I Abab, As the LORD God of Israel say unto you, If ye have faith as a liveth, before whom I stand, there grain of mustard-seed, ye shall say shall not be dew nor rain these years, unto this mountain, Remove hence to but according to my word, 1 Kings yonder place, and it shall remove ; xvii. 1. and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out
VER. 18. but by prayer and fasting, Matt. xvii. Και πάλιν προσηύξατο, και ο ουρανός 20, 21. Jesus answered and said unto VETÒ idane, nai'n yñ Bráctndi tòn rapthem, Verily I say unto you, If ye dy eutis. have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig=ven gave rain, and the earth brought
a And he prayed again, and the heatree, but also, if ye shall say unto this forth
her fruit. mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea'; it shall be a And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get done. And all things, whatsoever ye thee up, eat and drink ; for there is shall ask in prayer, believing, ye sball a sound of abundance of rain. So receive, xxi. 21, 22. And God hath Ahab went up to eat and to drink : set some in the church, first, apos- and Elijah went up to the top of Cartles; secondarily, prophets ; thirdly, mel; and he cast himself down upon teachers; after that miracles; then the earth, and put his face between gifts of healings, 1 Cor. xii. 28. his knees, And said to his servant, bSee on Matt. ix. ver. 2. clause 4. Go up now, look toward the sea. And
he went up, and looked, and said, VER. 16.
There is nothing. And he said, Go
again seven times. And it came to 'Εξομολογείσθε αλλήλοις τα παραπτώMata, sai sõxeo de un èp ảnanawy, wspass, at the seventh time, that he said, identi. Non lo xúes dénois diraiou żvepyou out of the sea, like a man's hand. And
Behold, there ariseth a little cloud mán.
he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Pre* Confess your faults one to another, pare thy chariot, and get thee down, band pray one for another, that ye may that the rain stop thee not. And it be healed. The effectual fervent prayer came to pass, in the mean while, that of ca righteous man d availeth much. the beaven was black with clouds and
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wind, and there was a great rain, aờy lx wháme odov avto, cácu fuxiy éx 1 Kings xviii. 41-45.
θανάτου, και καλύψει πλήθος αμαρτιών.
Let him know, that he which convertVER. 19.
eth the sinner from the error of his way 'Adea pol, táv tis in ipewa Thamos mò a shall save a soul bfrom death, cand της αληθείας, και επιστρέψη τις αυτόν,
shall hide a multitude of sins. Brethren, a if any of you do err from a See on Rom. xi. ver. 14. the truth, band one convert him;
b See on John v. ver. 24. clause 3. a See on 1 Tim. i. ver. 6.
c Blessed is he whose transgression is b See on Matt. xvij.ver. 15. clause 3. forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed
is the man unto whom the Lord im. VER. 20.
puteth not iniquity, and in whose luwwonéta, őri o imiotpi fac épeapta. I spirit there is no guile, Psal. xxxii. 1, 2.
END OF THE EPISTLE OF ST. JAMES.
CHAP. I.-VER, 1.
VER. 3. ΠΕΤΡΟΣ απόστολος Ιησού Χριστού, εκ Ευλογητός ο Θεός και πατηρ του Κυλεκτούς παρεπιδήμοις διασποράς Πόντου, ρίου ημών Ιησού Χριστού, και κατά το πολύ Γαλατίας, Καππαδοκίας, 'Ασίας, και Βι αυτού έλεος αναγεννήσας ημάς εις ελπίδα θυνίας, ,
ζώσαν δι' αναστάσεως Ιησού Χριστού έκ
vexpãr, a Peter an apostle of Jesus Christ, 6 to the strangers scattered throughout Pon
a Blessed be b the God cand Futher of tus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and
our Lord Jesus Christ, which e accordBithynia,
ing to his abundant mercy Chath bea See on John i. ver. 42.
gotten us again & unto a lively hope b by
the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the b Dearly beloved, I beseech you as dead, strangers and pilgrims, abstain from
. Gr. much mercy. flesbly lusts, which war against the soul, 1 Pet. ii. 11. These all died in a Blessed be God, even the Father faith, not having received the pro- of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father mises, but having seen them afar off, of mercies, and the God of all comand were persuaded of them, and em- fort, 2 Cor. i. 3. Blessed be the God braced them, and confessed that they and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, were strangers and pilgrims on the who hath blessed us with all spiritual earth, Heb. xi. 15.
blessings in heavenly places in Christ,
Eph. i. 3.
b See on John XX. ver. 17. clause 5. Κατά πρόγνωσιν Θεού πατρός εν αγι
See on Matt. vii. ver. 21, clause 4. ασμό Πνεύματος, είς υπακοήν και ραντισ d See on Luke ii. ver. 11. clause S. μόν αίματος Ιησού Χριστού χάρις υμίν
e See on Rom. v. ver. 20. clause 2. και ειρήνη πληθυνθείη. .
See on John i. ver. 13. clause 5.
& See on Rom. v. ver. 2. clause 3. a Elect according to the foreknowledge h See on Acts ii, ver. 24. clause 1. of God the Father, b through sanctification of the Spirit, cunto obedience
VER. 4. d and sprinkling of the blood e of Jesus Christ: 'Grace unto you, and
Είς κληρονομίαν άφθαρτον και αμίαντον peace,
και αμάραντον, τετηρημένην εν ουρανούς εις multiplied.
ημάς. . a See on Rom.viii.ver.29. clauses 1,2. a To an inheritance Dincorruptible, b See on Luke i. ver. 75.
Cand undefiled, and that fadeth not c See on Rom. i. ver. 5. clause 3. d See on Heb.ix. ver. 19-22.
away, e reserved in heaven for you. eSee on Matt. xx. ver. 28. clause 4. "See on Rom. i. ver. 7. clauses 4-7. * See on Acts xx. ver. 32. clause 2.
* Or, us.
b See on Matt. vi. ver. 20.
he also spare not thee. Behold therec And there shall in no wise enter fore the goodness and severity of God: into it any thing that defileth, neither on them which fell, severity; but towhatsoever worketh abomination, or ward thee, goodness, if thou continue maketh a lie ; but they which are in his goodness;
otherwise thou also written in the Lamb's book of life, shalt be cut off, Rom. xi. 20—22. By Rev. xxi. 27.
faith ye stand, 2 Cor. i. 24. The life d And when the chief Shepherd which I now live in the flesh I live by shall appear, ye shall receive a the faith of the Son of God, who loved crown of glory that fadeth not away, me, and gave himself for me, Gal. ii. 1 Pet. v. 4. The grass withereth, 20. For by grace are ye saved through the flower fadeth ; because the Spi and that not of yourselves : it is rit of the Lord bloweth upon it: the gift of God, Eph. ii. 8. That surely the people is grass. The grass Christ
dwell in your hearts by withereth, the flower fadeth : but the faith, iii. 17. To present you holy word of our God shall stand for ever, and unblameable, and unreproveable Isa. xl. 7,8. For the sun is no sooner in his sight; if ye continue in the risen with a buming heat, but it faith grounded and settled, and be not withereth the grass, and the flower moved away from the hope of the thereof falleth, and the grace of the Gospel, Col. i. 22, 23. That ye be fashion of it perisheth : so also shall not slothful, but followers of them who the rich man fade away in his ways, through faith and patience inherit the Jam. i. 11.
promises, Heb. vi. 12. That thou keep e For the hope which is laid up for this commandment without spot, unreyou in heaven, Col. i. 5. Henceforth bukeable, until the appearing of our there is laid up for me a crown of Lord Jesus Christ : Which in his times righteousness, which the Lord, the he shall shew, who is the blessed and righteous Judge, shall give me at that only Potentate, the King of kings, and day; and not to me only, but unto Lord of lords, 1 Tim. vi. 14, 15. all them also that love his appearing, 2 Tim. iv. 8.
'Εν και αγαλλιάσθε, ολίγον άρτι εί δέον Τους εν δυνάμει Θεού φρουρουμένους δια
έστι, λυπηθέντες εν ποικίλους πειρασμούς: πίστεως, εις σωτηρίαν ετοίμην αποκαλυφ a Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though θήναι εν καιρώ εσχάτω, ,
now for a season, if need be, ye are a Who are kept by the power of God in heaviness b through manifold tempb through faith unto salvation, ready to tations : be revealed in the last time.
a See on Rom. v. ver. 2. clause 3. a And now I am no more in the bSee on John xvi. ver. 33. clause 2. world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy father, 'keep
VER. 7. through thine own name those whom “Ινα το δοκίμιον υμών της πίστεως πολύ thou bast given me, that they may Teplá Tepov Xpuslov, toữ å moduuévou, did be one, as we are, Jahn xvii. 11. Tupos dè doxipaçonévou, supeln eis é TRIYOY Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and | και τιμής και δόξαν, εν αποκαλύψει 'Ιησού brother of James, to them that are Xpotoữ. sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called, much more bprecious than of gold that
* That the trial of your faith, being Jude 1. . See also on John X. ver. 28. perisheth, thnigh it be tried with fire, clause 2. b Then said Jesus to those Jews and glory dut the appearing of Jesus
C might be found unto praise and honour which believed on him, If ye continue Ckrisi : in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed, John viii. 31. Well; because a See on Rom. v. ver. 3. clause 2. of unbelief they were broken off, and b Simon Peter, a servant and an thou standest by faith. Be not high- apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that minded, but fear: For if God spared bave obtained like precious faith with not the natural branches, take heed lest , us through the righteousness of God VOL. III.