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40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terres- Ephesus. riod, 4770. trial; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory Vulgar Æra, of the terrestrial is another.


41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.

42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:

44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

§ 37.

1 COR. XV. 45-49.

The Truth of the Resurrection proved to the Jews by the
Analogy between the first and second Adam.

45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made
a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening

46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterwards that which is spiritual.

47 The first man is of the earth earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.

48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

§ 38. 1 COR. xv. 50. to the end.

St. Paul asserts that our present Bodies cannot be admitted
into a spiritual State-He describes the Manner of the
Resurrection, and the glorious Change which will take
place in a State of Immortality, with the complete Victory
over Sin and Death-From these Considerations the Co-
rinthians are exhorted to an active and steadfast Faith.
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood can-
not inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption
inherit incorruption.

51 Behold, I shew you a mystery: We shall not all
sleep, but we shall all be changed,

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incor

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Vulgar Æra, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death where is thy sting? victory?

O grave, where is thy

56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

$ 39. 1 COR. xvi. 1—4.


St. Paul, in Reply to the last Inquiry of the Corinthians,
gives Directions as to the Manner Christians should
vide for the Poor, and promises to send their Collections
to Jerusalem.

1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I
have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do


2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

3 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.

4 And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with


§ 40. 1 Cor. xvi. 5. to the end.

St. Paul concludes his Epistle with various Messages and
Salutations-He gives an Account of his Son Timothy,
and Apollos's intention of coming to see them-Recom-
mends Timothy to them-St. Paul exhorts them to Faith
and Charity-Recommends Stephanus, Fortunatus, and
Achaicus to them—He concludes with Greetings and Sa-

5 Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through
Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia.

6 And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever

I go.

7 For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry awhile with you, if the Lord permit.

8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.

9 For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.

10 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with



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11 Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.

12 As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time.

13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

14 Let all your things be done with charity.

15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first-fruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)

16 That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.

17 I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.

18 For they have refreshed my spirit and your's: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.

19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

20 All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss.

21 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.

22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him
be Anathema Maran-atha.

23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.


St. Paul continues at Ephesus-A Mob is occasioned at
that Place by Demetrius.

ACTS xix. part of ver. 22. to the end 21.

22-But he himself stayed in Asia for a season.

23 And the same time there arose no small stir about

that way.

24 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen ;

25 Whom he called together with the workmen of like

12 On the shrines of Diana-the Asiarchs-the worshippers of Diana, vɛwkopoɩ—and other subjects mentioned in this section. See Biscoe, and his numerous references.

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26 Moreover, ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying, That they be no gods which are made with hands.

27 So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth.

28 And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.

29 And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre.

30 And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not.

31 And certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends, sent unto him, desiring him that he would not adventure himself into the theatre.

32 Some therefore cried one thing, and some another; for the assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.

33 And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have made his defence unto the people.

34 But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians!

35 And when the town clerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?

36 Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken against, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly.

37 For ye have brought hither these men, which are neither robbers of churches, nor yet blasphemers of your goddess.

38 Wherefore if Demetrius, and the craftsmen which are with him, have a matter against any man, the law is open, and there are deputies: let them implead one another.

39 But if ye enquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly.

40 For we are in danger to be called in question for



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41 And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the



St. Paul leaves Ephesus and goes to Macedonia.


1 And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto Macedonia. him the disciples, and embraced them, and departed, for

to go into Macedonia.


St. Paul writes his First Epistle to Timothy, to direct him
how to proceed in the Suppression of those false Doc-
trines and Corruptions which the Jewish Zealots were
endeavouring to establish in the Church of Ephesus, over
which he was appointed to preside ".

13 Paul and Barnabas, in the course of their first apostolic
journey among the Gentiles, came to Lystra, a city of Lyca-
onia, where they preached the Gospel for some time; and,
though persecuted, with considerable success.-See Acts xiv.
5, 6. It is very likely that they here converted to the Christian
faith a Jewess, named Lois, with her daughter Eunice, who had
married a Gentile, by whom she had Timothy, and whose father
was probably at this time dead; the grandmother, daughter,
and son, living together.-Compare Acts xvi. 1-3. with 2 Tim.
i. 5. It is also probable that Timothy was the only child; and it
appears that he had been brought up in the fear of God, and
carefully instructed in the Jewish religion, by means of the
Holy Scriptures.-Compare 2 Tim. i. 5. with 2 Tim. iii. 15.

When the Apostle came from Antioch, in Syria, the second time to Lystra, he found Timothy a member of the Church, and so highly reputed and warmly recommended by the Church in that place, that St. Paul took him to be his companion in his travels. Acts xvi. 1-3. From which passage we learn, that although Timothy had been educated in the Jewish faith, he had not been circumcised, because his father, who was a Gentile, would not permit it. When the apostle had determined to take him with him, he found it expedient to use that precaution; not from any supposition that circumcision was necessary to salvation, but because of the Jews, who would neither have heard him nor the apostle, had not this been done; they would not have received the Gospel from Timothy, because he was a Heathen; and they would have considered the apostle in the same light,

because he associated with such.

Timothy had a special call of God to the work of an evangelist, which the elders of the Church at Lystra knowing, set him solemnly apart to the work, by the imposition of hands. 1 Tim. iv. 14. And they were particularly led to this, by several prophetic declarations relative to him, by which his divine call was most clearly ascertained.-See 1 Tim. i. 18. and iii. 14. After this appointment by the elders, the apostle himself laid his hands on him: not perhaps for the purpose of his evangelical designation, but that he might receive those extraordinary gifts of the Holy Spirit, so necessary in those primitive times, to



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