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Α. D. 60. sower both minister bread for your food, VER. 6.

and multiply your seed sown, and inΤούτο δε, ο σπείρων φειδομένως, φειδο- crease the fruits of your righteousμένως και θερίσει και ο σπείρων επ' ευλο ness ;) γίαις, επ' ευλογίαις και θερίσει.

a The wicked worketh a deceitful But this I say, a He which soweth work; but to him that soweth righsparingly shall Teap also sparingly; and

teousness shall be a sure reward, Prov. he which soweth bountifully shall reap xi. 18. Not because I desire a gift ; also bountifully.

but I desire fruit that may abound a See on Matt v. ver. 42. clause 1.

to your account, Phil. iv. 17.

b Sow to yourselves in righteousVER. 7.

ness, reap in mercy; break up your “Έκαστος καθώς προαιρείται τη καρδια | the LORD, till he come and rain righ

fallow ground : for it is time to seek μη εκ λύπης, ή εξ ανάγκης ιλαρόν γάρ δότην αγαπά ο Θεός.

teousness upon you, Hos. X. 12. (For

the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodEvery man according as he purposeth ness and righteousness and truth,) in his heart, so let him give; not Eph. v. 9. Being filled with the fruits grudgingly, bor of necessity : for God of righteousness, which are by Jesus loveth a cheerful giver.

Christ, unto the glory and praise of a Use hospitality one to another God, Phil. i. 11. And the Lord make without grudging, 1 Pet. iv. 9.

you to increase and abound in love b See on Matt. v. ver. 42, clause 1.

one toward another, and toward all

men, even as we do toward you, VER. 8.

1 Thess. iii. 12. For ye yourselves Δυνατός δε ο Θεός πάσαν χάριν περισ: ther. And indeed ye do it toward all

are taught of God to love one anoσεύσαι εις υμάς: ένα εν παντί πάντοτε

the brethren which are in all Mace. πάσαν αυτάρκειαν έχοντες, περισσεύητο είς πάν έργον αγαθών

donia : but we beseech you, brethren,

that ye increase more and more, a And God is able to make all grace iv. 10. abound toward you; that ye, always

VER. 11. having all sufficiency in all things, b muy

'Εν παντί πλουτιζόμενοι εις πάσαν abound to every good work:

απλότητα, ήτις κατεργάζεται δι' ημών * But my God shall supply all your | ευχαριστίαν τώ Θεώ, need according to his riches in glory Being enriched in every thing to all by Christ Jesus, Phil. iv. 19.

* bountifulness, a which causeth through b See on 1 Cor. xv. ver. 58. clause 2.

us thanksgiving to God. VER. 9.

Or, simplicity, Gr. simplicity. Καθώς γέγραπται· 'Έσκόρπισεν, έδωκε a See on Rom. xv. ver. 30. τοϊς πίνησιν· η δικαιοσύνη αυτού μένει εις τον αιώνα.

VER. 12. (a As it is written, He hath dispersed

"Οτι η διακονία της λειτουργίας ταύτης abroad;

he hath given to the poor: his | ου μόνον εστί προσαναπληρούσα τα υστεrighteousness remaineth for ever.

ρήματα των αγίων, αλλά και περισσεύουσα

διά πολλών ευχαριστιών τω Θεώ, • He hath dispersed : he hath given to the poor ; his righteousness endur

For the administration of this service eth for ever : his horn shall be exalt- not only supplieth the want of the saints, ed with honour, Psal. cxii. 9.

but is abundant also by many thanks

givings unto God; VER. 10.

VER. 13. . ο δε επιχορηγών σπέρμα τω στείρωτι, και άρτον είς βρώσιν, χορηγήσαι και πλη

Διά της δοκιμής της διακονίας ταύτης θύναι τον σπόρον υμών, και αυξήσαι τα δοξάζοντες τον Θεόν επί τη υποταγή της γεννήματα της δικαιοσύνης υμών:

ομολογίας υμών εις το ευαγγέλιον του

Χριστού, και απλότητα της κοινωνίας είς a Now he that ministereth seed to the l autous sai eię návras,

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of God in you.

Whiles by the experiment of this mi a What will ye? shall I come unto nistration a they glorify God for your you with a rod, or in love, and in the professed subjection unto the Gospel of spirit of meekness? 1 Cor. iv. 21. Christ, and for your liberal distribution See on Rom. viii. ver. 1. clause 2. unto them, and unto all men.

VER. 3. a See on Matt. v. ver. 16. clause 2.

'Εν σαρκί γάρ περιπατούντες, ου κατά VER. 14.

σάρκα στρατευόμεθα : Και αυτών δεήσει υπέρ υμών, επιπο a For though we walk in the flesh, we θούντων υμάς δια την υπερβάλλουσαν | do not war after the flesh: : χάριν του Θεού εφ' υμίν.

a See next verse. And by their prayer for you, which long after you for a the exceeding grace

VER. 4.

(Τα γας όπλα της στρατείας ημών ου a Moreover, brethren, we do you to capxixà, anhà duvatà rõ eñ após nawit of the grace of God bestowed | θαίρεσιν οχυρωμάτων) on the churches of Macedonia, 1 Cor.

a (For the weapons of our warfare are viii. 1.

not carnal, bbut inighty *through God VER. 15.

c to the pulling down of strong holds ;) Χάρις δε τω Θεώ επί τη ανεκδιηγήσω

* Or, to. αυτού δωρεά. . a Thanks be unto God b for his un

a See on Rom. xii. ver. 12. clause 3. speakable gift.

b See on Rom. i. ver. 16. clause 3.

cSee, I have this day set thee over a See on 1 Cor xv. ver. 57. clause 1.

the nations, and over the kingdoms, b See on John üi. ver. 16. clause 1.

to root out, and to pull down, and to

destroy, and to throw down, to build, CHAP. X.-VER. 1.

and to plant, Jer. i. 10. Αυτός δε εγώ Παύλος παρακαλώ υμάς δια της πραότητος και επιεικείας του Χρισ

VER. 5. του, ός κατά πρόσωπον μεν ταπεινός εν

Λογισμούς καθαιρούντες, και σαν ύψωυμίν, απών δε θαρρώ εις υμάς:

μα έπαιρόμενον κατά της γνώσεως του Now I Paul myself beseech you by | Θεού, και αιχμαλωτίζοντες πάν νόημα εις a the meekness and gentleness of Christ, την υπακοήν του Χριστού 6 who in * presence ạm base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:

a Casting down * imaginations, band

every high thing that exalteth itself * Or, outward appearance.

against the knowledge of God, cand a See on Matt. xi. ver. 29. clause 3. bringing into captivity every thought to b For his letters, say they, are

the obedience of Christ; weighty and powerful; but his bodily

Or, reasonings. presence is weak, and his speech con. temptible, ver. 10. And I was with

a He hath shewed strength with his you in weakness, and in fear, and in arm; he hath scattered the proud in much trembling, 1 Cor. ii. 3.

the imagination of their hearts, Luke

i. 51. For it is written, I will deVER. 2.

stroy the wisdom of the wise, and Δέομαι δε το μή παρών θαρρήσαι τη will bring to nothing the understandTETOOńcui i nog ouai Toruñoas ini ing of the prudent, i Cor. i. 19. τινας τους λογιζομένους ημάς ως κατά The lofty looks of man shall be σάρκα περιπατούντας: :

humbled, and the haughtiness of men

shall be bowed down ; and the LORD a But I beseech you, that I may not alone shall be exalted in that day: be bold when I am present with that for the day of the Lord of hosts shell confidence, wherewith I think to be bold be upon every one that is proud and against some, which * think of us as if lofty, and upon every one that is lifted walked according to the flesh.

up, and he shall be brought low, Isa. * Or, reckon.

ii. 11, 12. And the loftiness of man


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shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low; and

VER. 10. the LORD alone shall be exalted in “Οτι αι μεν επιστολαί, φησί, βαρείας that day, 17.

και ισχυροί και δεν παρουσία του σώματος «Take my yoke upon you, and ασθενής, και ο λόγος εξουθενημένος. learn of me ; for I am meek and low

For his letters, * say they, are weighly in heart: and ye shall find rest ty and powerful; a but his bodily pr unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, sence is weak, band his speech conand my burden is light, Matt. xi.

temptible. 29, 30. d And being made perfect, he be

• Gr. saith he, or, saith one. came the author of eternal salvation

a See on ver. 1. clause 2. unto all them that obey bim, Heb. b For Christ sent me not to baptize, ν. 9.

See also on Rom. i. ver. 3. but to preach the Gospel : not with clause 5.

wisdom of words, lest the cross of VER. 6.

Christ should be made of none effect, Και εν ετοίμω έχοντες εκδικήσαι πάσαν 1 Cor.i. 17.

VER. 11. σαρακοήν, όταν πληρωθή υμών ή υπακοή. And having in a readiness to revenge | εσμεν τω λόγω δι' επιστολών απόντες.

Τούτο λογιζέσθω ο τοιούτος, ότι οίοί all disobedience, when your obedience is

τοιούτοι και παρόντες τω έργω. fulfilled. VER. 7.

a Let such an one think this, that, Τα κατά πρόσωπον βλέπετε και εί

such as we are in word by letters when

τις πέπoιθεν εαυτώ Χριστού είναι, τούτο λο

we are absent, such will we be also in γιζέσθω πάλιν άφ' εαυτού, ότι καθώς αυ- | deed when we are present. τος Χριστού, ούτω και ημείς Χριστού. a I told you before, and foretel you, a Du ye look on things after the out

as if I were present, the second time; ward

and being absent now I write to them appearance ? b If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of all other, that, if I come again, I will

which heretofore have sinned, and to himself think this again, thut, as he is Christ's, eden so are we Christ's.

not spare, 2 Cor. xiii. 2. a See on John vii. ver. 24.

VER. 19. • If any man think himself to be a Ου γαρ τολμώμεν εγκρίναι η συγκρίναι prophet, or spiritual, let him acknow- εαυτούς τισι των εαυτούς συνιστανόντων: ledge that the things that I write αλλά αυτοί εν εαυτοίς εαυτούς μετρούντες, unto you are the commandments of και συγκρίνοντες εαυτούς εαυτούς, ου συthe Lord, 1 Cor. xiv. 37.

νιούσιν. VER. 8.

For we dare not make ourselves of

the number, or compare ourselves with Εάν τε γαρ και περισσότερόν τι καυ some that commend themselves: a but χήσωμαι περί της εξουσίας ημών, ής they measuring themselves by themselves, έδωκεν ο Κύριος ημίν εις οικοδομών και ουκ αnd comparing themselves among themες καθαίρεσιν υμών, ουκ αισχυνθήσομαι. selves, , are not wise.

For though I should boast somewhat * Or, understand it not. more of a our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not

a Seest thou a man wise in his own for your destruction, I should not be conceit? there is more hope of a fool ashamed.

than of him, Prov. xxvi. 12. a See on Matt. xviii. ver. 18.

VER. 13.

Ημείς δε ουχί εις τά άμετρα καυχη. VER. 9.

σόμεθα, αλλά κατά το μέτρον του κανόνος "Ινα μη δόξω ώς αν εκφοβείν υμάς διά , ου έμέρισεν ημίν ο Θεός μέτρου, έφικέστων επιστολών.

θαι άχρι και υμών. That I may not seem' as if I would a But we will not boast of things withterrify you by letters.

out our meusure, but according to the

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A. D. 60. measure of the rule which God hath of, they shall see : and they that have distributed to us, a measure to reach not heard shall understand. For cuen tanlo you.

which cause also I have been much

hindered from coming to you, Rom. * Or, line.

Xv. 20-92. a See ver. 15.

VER. 17.
VER. 14.

ο δε καυχώμενος, εν Κυρίω καυχάσθω. Ου γαρ ώς μη εφικνούμενοι εις υμάς, , a But he that glorieth, let him glory υπερεκτείνομεν εαυτούς άχρι γάρ και υμών | in the Lord. . εφθάσαμεν εν τώ ευαγγελία του Χριστού

8 See on 1 Cor. i. ver. 31. a For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not

VER. 18. unto yout: for we are come as far as to

Ου γαρ ο εαυτόν συνιστών, εκείνος έστι you also in preaching the Gospel of Sóximos, aas' ó Kúpoog ouviotnou. Christ:

a For not he that commendeth himself * For I will not dare to speak of is approved, but whom the Lord comany of those things which Christ hath mendeth. not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,

a But he is a Jew, which is one inThrough mighty signs and wonders, wardly; and circumcision is thut of by the power of the Spirit of God; so the heart, in the Spirit, and not in that from Jerusalem, and round about the letter ; whose praise is not of men, unto Illyricum, I have fully preached but of God, Rom. ii. 29. the Gospel of Christ, Rom. xv. 18, 19.

VER. 15.

"Οφελος ανείχεσθέ μου μικρόν τη αφροΟυκ εις τα αμετρα καυχώμενοι έν άλ σύνη, αλλά και ανέχεσθέ μου. λοτρίοις κόποις, ελπίδα δε έχοντες, αυξανομένης της πίστεως υμών, εν υμίν με

Would to God ye could bear with γαλυνθήναι κατά τον κανόνα ημών εις πε

me a little in my folly: and indeed

* bear with me. ρισσείαν Not boasting of things without our

* Or, ye do bear with me. measure, that is of other men's labours;

VER. 2. but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by Irene gåp ürās ivi åedpi wapbéves ágonia

Ζηλώ γάρ υμάς Θεού ζόλω ήρμοσάyou, according to our rule abundantly,

παραστήσαι, τα Χριστού. * Or, magnified in you.

a For I am jealous over you with godly VER. 16.

jealousy : b for I have espoused you to Εις τα υπερέκεινα υμών ευαγγελίσασ- one husband, that I may present you Bar oix év årzorpią zarón els tá frapa as a chaste virgin to Christ. καυχήσασθαι. .

a I am afraid of you, lest I have

bea To preach the Gospel in the regions stowed upon you labour in vain, Gal. beyond you, band not to boast in an

iv. 11. other man's * line of things made ready

b See on John iii. ver. 29. to our hand.

c That he might present it to him

self a glorious Church, not having * Or, rule.

spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; * Whensoever I take my journey but that it should be holy and withinto Spain I will come to you, Rom. out blemish, Eph. v. 27. Whom we IV. 24.

preach, warning every man, and b Yea, so have I strived to preach teaching every man in all wisdom; the Gospel, not where Christ was that we may present every man pernamed, lest I should build upon ano fect in Christ Jesus, Col. i. 28. Now ther man's foundation: But, as it is unto him that is able to keep you from written, To whom he was not spoken falling, and to present you faultless

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before the presence of his glory with a See on chap. X. ver. 10. clause 2. exceeding joy, Jude 24.

b Whereby, when ye read, ye may VER. 3.

understand my knowledge in the mysBoBoūmas de rentres des i opię Euay tery of Christ), Eph. iii. 4. And acεξηπάτησεν εν τη πανουργία αυτού, ούτω | Lord is salvation ; even as our be

count that the long-suffering of our plagne tà ronpas ipão, årò cñs dar loved brother Paul also, according to λότητος της εις τον Χριστόν.

the wisdom given unto him, bath But I fear, lest by any means, as written unto you; As also in all his the serpent beguiled Eve through his epistles, speaking in them of these subtility, so your minds should be cor- things; in which are some things rupted from the simplicity that is in hard to be understood, which they Christ.

that are unlearned and unstable wrest, 2 And the serpent said unto the as they do also the other Scriptures, woman, Ye shall not surely die: For unto their own destruction, 2 Pet. God doth know, that in the day ye üi. 15, 16. eat thereof,

then your eyes shall be • See on chap. v. ver. 11. clause 3. opened ; and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil, Gen. iii. 4,5.

VER. 7.

αμαρτίαν εποίησα, έμαυτόν τα. VER. 4.

πεινών ένα υμείς υψωθήτε και ότι δωρεάν το Ει μεν γαρ ο ερχόμενος άλλον Ιησούν | του Θεού ευαγγέλιον ευαγγελισάμην υμίν ; κηρύσσει δν ουκ εκηρύξαμεν, και πνεύμα

Have I committed an offence * in έτερον λαμβάνετε και ουκ ελάβετε, ή ευαγyéksor i repov o oux idi£ac9s, rahães hver abasing myself that ye might be exalted, χεσθε. .

because I have preached to you the Gospel

of God freely? a For if he that cometh preacheth an

a See on Acts xviii. ver. 3. other Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye

VER. 8. have not received, or another Gospel,

"Αλλας εκκλησίας εσύλησα, λαβών όψώwhich ye have not accepted, ye might now, após todo ipão diavolar rai wagair well bear * with him.

προς υμάς και ύστερηθείς, ου κατενάρκησα • Or, with me.

ουδενός a But though we, or an angel from a ] robbed other churches, taking heaven, preach any other Gospel unto | wages of them, to do you

service. you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As a Now, ye Philippians, know also, we said before, so say I now again, that in the beginning of the Gospel, If any mun preach any other Gospel when I departed from Macedonia, no unto you than that ye have received, church communicated with me as let him be accursed, Gal. i. 8, 9.

concerning giving and receiving, but

ye only. For even in Thessalonica ye VER. 5.

sent once and again unto my necesAgizonar gap undèy urtignuévai tārsity, Phil. iv. 15, 16. υπες λίαν αποστόλων.

VER. 9. * For I suppose I was not a whit be

Το γαρ υστέρημά μου προσανεπλήρωσαν hind the very chiefest apostles.

οι αδελφοί ελθόντες από Μακεδονίας και εν a See on 1 Cor. xv. ver. 10. clause 4. Tarti áfapñ ipñt épavrò érhenga, xai

τηρήσω. . VER. 6.

And when I was present with you, Ei di na: Idéérns to abyos, ára', où on and wanted, I was chargeable to no γνώσει· αλλ' εν παντί φανερωθέντες εν πά

man: for that which was lacking to me σιν εις υμάς. .

the brethren which came from Macea But though I be rude in speech, donia supplied : and in all things I b yet not in knowledge ; c but we have have kept myself from being burdenbeen thoroughly made manifest umong some unto you, and so will I keep myyou in all things.


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