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us, who knew no sin ; that we might be i He proceedeth in exhorting them to purity Dom.

made • the righteousness of God in him. of life, 2 and to bear him like affection as 60. C H A P. VI.

he doth to them. 3 Whereof left he might disaiah 53. 6, That he hath approved himself a faithful

seem to doubt, he declareth what comfort minister of Christ, both by his exhortations,

be took in his afflictions, by the report
3 aid by integrity of life, 4 and by patient which Titus gave of their godly forrow,
enduring all kinds of affliction and dif which his former epistle had wrought in
graces for the gospel. 19 Of which he them, 13 and of their loving kindness and
Speaketh the more boldly amongst them,

obedience towards Titus, answerable to his
becanse his heart is open to them; 13 and former boastings of them.
again: 14

exhorting to flee the society and beloved) let us cleanse our felves from
pollution of idolaters
, as being themselves all filthiness of the flesh and spirit

, perfect- ,
temples of the living God.

ing holiness in the fear of God.
E then as a workers together with 2 Receive us : we have wronged no man,
WE
him, b beseech also,

we have corrupted no man, we have de-AQs zu 30. receive not the grace of God in vain :

frauded no man. dasaiah 49.8.

2 (For he faith, - I have heard thee in a 3 I speak not this to condemn you : for < Chap.6.t1,12.
time accepted, and in the day of falvation I have said before, that you are in our hearts
have I fuccoured thee : behold, now is the

to die and live with you.
accepted time ; behold, now is the day of 4 Great is my boldness of speech toward
salvation)

you, great is my glorying of you : - I am 'Phil. 2. 17.
3. Giving no offence in any thing, that filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful
the ministry be not blamed :

in all our tribulation. But in all things * approving our selves 5 For e when we were come into Mace- Chap. 2. 1} fas the miniiters of God, in much patience, donia, our flesh · had no rest, but we were

in affictions, in necessities, in distresses, troubled on every side ; { without were 'Deut. 321 25. # Chap... 13. 58 In Itripes, in imprisonments, † in tu- fightings, within were fears. tomir tolingi múlts, in labours, in watchings, in fastings,

6 Nevertheless, & God that comforteth Chap. 1. 4. 6 By pureness, by knowledge; by long those that are cast down, comforted us by suffering, by kindness, by the holy Ghoit, b the coming of Titus :

b Sec Chap. 2: by love unféigned,

7 And not by his coming only, but by 7 By the word of truth, by h the power

the confolation wherewith he was comfortChap. 10. 4. of God, by the armour of righteousness ed in you, when he told us your earnest on the right hand and on the left,

desire, your mourning, your fervent mind 8 By honour and dishonour, by evil report toward me; so that I rejoyced the more. and good report : as deceivers, and yet true ; 8 For though I made you sorry with a:

9 As unknown, and k yet well known ; letter, I do not repent, i though I did re- ' Chap. 2. 4: Chap.4. Io,I. as dying, and behold, we live; m as chast- pent : for I perceive that the same epistle ned, and not killed;

made you sorry, though it were but for a
10 As forrowful, yet alway rejoycing; as

season.
poor, yet making many rich; as having no- 9 Now I rejoyce, not that ye were made
thing, and yet poffesling all things.

sorry, but that ye forrowed to repentance :
11 Oye Corinthians, our mouth is

open

for ye were made forry * after a godly Os, according Chap.7.2, 3. unto you, our heart is enlarged.

manner, that ye might receive damage by to Godo •Chap 13. 15.

12 Ye are not straitned in us, but’ye are us in nothing straitned in your own bowels.

10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance 13 Now for a recompence in the same, to salvation not to be repented of: but the Ps Cor. 4. 14. (P I speak as unto my children) be ye also forrow of the world worketh death. enlarged.

11 For behold, this self-fame thing that 14 9 Be ye not unequally yoked together ye forrowed after a godly fort, what carewith unbelievers : for what fellowship hath fulness it wrought in you, yea, what clear

righteousness with unrighteousness? and ing of your felves, yea, what indignation, 1 Cor. 10. 21. what communion hath light with darkness? yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, Eph. 5. 11.

15 And what concord hath Christ with yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge ! in all Belial? or what part hath he that believeth, things ye have approved your felves to be with an infidel ?

clear in this matter. 16 And what agreement hath the temple 12 Wherefore though I wrote unto you, - Cor. 3.16. of God with idols? for ' ve are the temple I did it not for his cause that had done the · Levit. 26.12. of the living God; as God hath faid, I wrong,

nor for his cause that suffered Izen 37.26,&c. will dwell in them, and walk in them ; and wrong, but that our care for you in the

I will be their God, and they shall be my sight of God might appear unto you.
people.

13 Therefore we were comforted in your 17 · Wherefore come out from among comfort : yea, and exceedingly the more Revel. 18. 4.

them, and be ye separate, faith the Lord, joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his
and touch not the unclean thing; and I spirit was refreshed by you all.
will receive you,

14 For if I have boasted any thing to
18 * And will be a Father unto you, and him of you, I am not alhamed ; but as we
ye shall be my sons and daughters, faith the spake all things to you in truth, even so our
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Anno boasting which I made before Titus is found much, had nothing over ; and he that had Anno a truth.

gathered little, had no lack. Dom.

Doin. 15 And his f inward affection is more a- 16 But thanks be to God, which put

the 60. bundant toward you, whilft he remembreth fame earnest care into the heart of Titus

60. + Gue bowels.' the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling you received him.

11 For indeed he accepted the exhor- ' Verse 6. 16 I rejoyce therefore that k I have con- tation, but being more forward, of his own Philem. 2, : fidence in you in all things.

accord he went unto you. CH A P. VIII.

18 And we have sent with bim m the "Chap. 12.11. 1 He stirreth them up to a liberal contribu- brother, whose praise is in the gofpel,

tion for the poor faints at Jerufalem, by throughout all the churches :
the example of the Macedonians, 7 by com- 19 (And not that only, but who was al-
mendation of their former forwardness, so chosen of the churches to travel with us
9 by the example of Christ, 14 and by the with this grace which is adminiftred by #101, gift:
spiritual profit that all redound to them- us to the glory of the same Lord, and de-
Jelves thereby : 16 commending to them claration of your ready mind)
the integrity and willingness of Titus, 20 Avoiding this, that no man should
and those other brethren, who upon his blame us in this abundance which is admi-
request, exhortation, and commendation, nistred by us :
were purposely come to them for this bu- 21. Providing for honest things, not on- "Rom. 12. 17.
finess.

ly in the sight of the Lord, but also in the Phil. **; *:
Moreover
, brethren, we do you to wit fight of men.

22 And we have sent with them our brothe churches of Macedonia :

ther, whom we have oftentimes proved di2 How that in a great trial of atfiction, ligent in many things, but now much more • Mark 12. 44. the abundance of their joy, and their deep diligent, upon the great confidence which

poverty, abounded unto the riches of their *GE. fimplicity. * liberality.

23 Whether any do enquire of Titus, he 3 For to their power (I bear record) is my partner, and fellow-helper concernyea, and beyond their power they were wil- ing you : or our brethren be enquired of, ling of themselves :

they are the messengers of the churches, • phiļ, 2. 25. 4 Praying us with much intreaty, that and the glory of Christ.

we would receive the gift, and take upon 24 Wherefore shew ye to them, and be• Aas 11. 29 us b the fellowship of the ministring to the

fore the churches, the proof of your love, saints.

and of our p boasting on your behalf. P Chap.7.14. & 5 And this they did, not as we hoped,

CHA P. IX.
but first gave their own selves to the Lord, i He yieldeth the reason why, though he
and unto us by the will of God.

knew their forwardness, yet he sent Ti-
6 Infomuch that we desired Titus, that tus and his brethrenbefore hand. 6 And
as he had begun, so he would also finish in he proceedeth in ftirring them up to a
you the same grace also.

bountiful alms, as being but a kind of low-
7. Therefore as ye abound in every

ing of seed, 10 which Jhall return a great
thing, in faith, in utterance, and knowledge, increase to them, and occasion a great
and in all diligence, and in your love to us; sacrifice of thanksgivings unto God.
see that ye abound in this

grace
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Or as touching the ministring the ": . 16. 1. 8 I not by commandment,

it is fuperfluous for me to
occasion of the forwardness of others, and
to prove the sincerity of your love.

2 For I know the forwardness of your 9 For ye know the grace of our Lord mind, for which I boast of you to them "Chap. 8. 24. • Luke 9. 58. Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet

of Macedonia, that · Achaia was ready a Chap. 8. 10. for your fakes he became poor, that ye year ago ; and your zeal hath provoked through his poverty might be rich.

very many.
10 And herein "I give my advice : for 8 3 Yet have I fent the brethren, left our
Matth. 10. 42. this is expedient for you, who have begun boasting of you should be in vain in this
1 Chawling before, not only to do, but also to be th. behalf ; that, as I said, ye may be ready :
forward a year ago.

4 Left haply if they of Macedonia come
I Now therefore perform the doing of with me, and find you unprepared, we
it ; that as there was a readinefs to will, fo (that we say not, you) should be ashamed
there may be a performance also out of that in this fame confident boasting.
which you have.

5 Therefore I thought it necessary to ex12 For i if there be first a willing mind, hort the brethren, that they would go beLuke-20** it is accepted according to that a man hath, fore unto you, and make up beforehand

and not according to that he hath not. your bouniy, † whereof ye had notice Gr. blefing,

13 For I mean not that other men be before, that the same might be ready, as a tour one eased, and you burdened :

matter of bounty, and not as of covetousness. ken of refori. 14 But by an equality, that now at this 6. But this I say, He which soweth Prov11. 24. time your abundance may be a supply for sparingly, shall reap also sparingly : and he Galac.%, sa their want, that their abundance also may which soweih bountifully, shall reap also be a supply for your want, that there may bountifully. be equality,

7 Every man according as he purposeth 15 As it is written, “He that had gathered

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Do cheerful giver.

hath given us for edification, and not for your 60. 8 & And God is able to make all grace a- destruction) 'I should not be ashamed:

bound towards you ; that ye always having 9 That I may not seem as if I would ter-icon & 35. s: Prov. all sufficiency in all things, may abound to rifie you by letters.

10. For his letters † (say they ) are weighty +0.3 .9, 10. Rom. every good work :

9 ( As it is written, h He hath dispersed and powerful, but his bodily presence is "1C. abroad he hath given to the poor ; his weak, and his speech contemptible. righteousness remaineth for ever.

11 Let such an one think this, that such 10 Now he that. i ministreth feed to the as we are in word by letters, when we are sower, both minister bread for your food, -abfent, such will we be also in deed when and multiply your seed sown, and increafé we are present. the fruits of your k righteousness)

12 ? For we dare not make our selves of Ch.13 11 Being enriched in every thing to all the number, or compare our felves with + Or, literality. # bountifulness, which caufeth through us some that commend themselves : but they Gala Gimpliciss thanksgiving to God.

measuring themselves by themselves, and 12 For the administration of this service, comparing themselves amongst themselves, 1 not only supplieth the want of the saints, are not wise. but is abundant also by many thanksgivings -...13. But we will not boast of things withunto God;

out our measure, but according to the mea13 ( Whiles by the experiment of this sure of the* rule, which God hath distribu- * 0, 'a ministration they glorify God for your pro- ted to us, a measure to reach even unto you.

fessed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, 14 For we stretch not our selves beyond * Hebr. 13. 16. and for your liberal m distribution unto them, our measure, as though we reached not unand unto all men )

to you ; for we are come as far as to you 14 And by their prayer for you, which also, in preaching the gospel of Chrift: long after you for the exceeding grace of 15 Not boasting of things without our God in you.

meafure, that is, • of other mens labours; Rom :: 15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeak-. but having hope, when your faith is increas

ed, that we shall be † enlarged by you ac- † Oiwu CH A P. X.

cording to our rule abundantly,
Against the false apostles, who disgraced the 16. To preach the gospel in the regions be-

weakness of his person and bodily pre- yond you, and not to boast in another mans
sence, he setteth out the spiritual. might #line, of things made ready to our hand. $ 06
and authority with which he is armed 17 P But he that glorieth, let him glory failed
against all adversary powers; 7 assuring in the Lord.
them that at his coming he will be found 18 For 9 not he that commendeth him- Pro...
as mighty in word, as he is now in writing felf is approved, but whom the Lord com- 'Re:
being absent : 12 and withal taxing them mendeth.
for reaching out themselves beyond their

C H A P. XI..
compass, and vaunting themselves into 0- i Out of his jealousie over the Corinthians,
ther mens Labours.

who seemed to make more account of the Ow : I Paul my self beseech you, by false apostles, than of him, he entreth into

the meekness and gentleness of Chrift, a forced commendation of himself, 5 of his * Or, in omward who * in presence am base among you, but equality with the chief apostles, 7 of bis being absent am bold toward you.

preaching the gospel to them freely, and 2 But I beseech you, that I may not be without any their charge : 13 Jhewing bold when I am present, with that confi- that he was not inferior to those deceitdence wherewith I think to be bold against ful workers, in any legal prerogative; some which † think of us, as if we walked 23 and in the service of Christ, and in according to the flesh.

all kind of sufferings for his ministry, far 3. For though we walk in the flesh, we superior. do not war after the flesh:

Ould to God you could bear with 4 ('For the weapons of our warfare are

me a little in my folly ; and innot carnal, but mighty through God fto

deed * bear with me. the pulling down of strong holds )

2 For I am jealous over you with god- sgilt $ Casting down * imaginations, and every ly jealousie : for · I have espoused you to score high thing that exalteth it self against the one husband, that I may present you knowledge of God, and bringing into cap- a chaste virgin to Christ. tivity every thought to the obedience of 3 But I fear left by any means, as

fthe Christ:

Johah serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, 6 And having in a readiness to revenge so your minds & should be corrupted from p.:* all disobedience, when & your obedience is the simplicity that is in Christ. fulfilled.

4 For if he that cometh, preacheth ano7 Do ye look on things after the outward ther Jesus whom we have not preached, or 10:16.37. appearance ? " if any man trust to himself, if ye receive another fpirit, which ye have 1 4.6.

that he is Christs, let him of himself think not received, or hanother gospel, which ye

this again, that as he is Chrifts, even so are have not accepted, ye might well bear † toe, wita Cele apo 11.23. we Christs.

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5 For I suppose ' I was not a whit behind in perils in the city, in perils in the wilder- Anno the very chiefest apostles.

nels, in perils in the sea, in perils among Doin. 6 But though " I be rude in speech, yet false brethren;

60: not ' in knowledge ; but m; we have been 27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchthroughly made manifest among you in all ings often, in hunger and thirst; in fastings things.

often; in cold and nakedness: 7 Have I committed an offence - in aba- 28 Besides those things that are without; M. & sing my self that you might be exalted, be- that which cometh upon me daily; P the care se Aas 2ő. 13; 12: cause I have preached to you the gospel of of all the churches. God freely ?

29 9 Who is weak; and I am not weak? 1 Cor. t.it 8 I robbed other churches; taking wages who is offended, and I burn not? of them, to do you service.

30 If I must needs glory, " I will glory of 'Chap. 11. si 9 And when I was present with you and the things which concern mine infirmities: 2.13. wanted, ° I was chargeable to no man: for 31 s The God and Father of our Lord 'Romó rés 3.8,.. that which was lacking to me, p the bre- Jesus Christ, · which is blessed for evermore; i Ther: a. s. 10, iso thren which came from Macedonia, sup knoweth that I lie not.

plied : and in all things I have kept my self 32" In Damascus the governor under "Ads 6. adi
9 from being burden om unto you, and so Aretas the king, kept the city of the Da-
will I keep my self;

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* As the truth of Christ is in me, : Onaning boa ling

no man shall stop me of this boasting in the 33 And through a window in a baskeč
regions of Achaia.

was I let down by the wall, and escaped his
11 Wherefore? because I love you not ?

hands Ot 012 God knoweth.

CHAP: XII.
12 But what I do, that I will do, that I i For commending of his apoftleship, though
come as i

may cut off occasion from them which de- he might glory of his wonderful revelations;
fire occasion, that wherein they glory, they 9 yet

be rather chooseth to glory of his in-
may be found even as we.

firmities, ii blaming them for forcing him other

to 13 For such " are false apostles, deceitful to this vain boasting: 14 He promiseth to Tour 122

* workers, transforming themselves into the come to them again ; but yet altogether enlargai apostles of Christ.

: in the affection of a father, 20 although -undants ,

14 And no marvel ; for Satan himself is feareth he shall to his grief find many of transformed into y an angel of light.

fenders, and publick disorders there.

T is ministers also be transformed as the z mini- glory : I will come to visions and re-GE. for i writ

sters of righteousness; whose end shall be velations of the Lord. prieth, le according to their works.

2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen 16 6 I say again, Let no man think me a years ago ( whether in the body, I cannot como:

fool ; if otherwise, yet as a fool * receive tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot hom the .

me, that I may boast my self a little. tell: God knoweth ) such an one · caught "A&s azi

17 That which I speak, I speak it not up to the third heaven. XI

. after the Lord, but as it were foolishly d in 3. And I knew such a man ( whether in 9. D. 48. em tha G this confidence of boasting.

the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: At Lyftra, 18 c

Seeing that many glory after the God knoweth ) flesh, I will glory also.

4 How that he was caught up into para19 For ye fuffer fools gladly, seeing ye dise, and heard unspeakable words, which pofitio . your selves are wise.

it is not † lawful for a man tơ utter: tor, pitble. i hem from 20 For ye suffer if a man bring you into 5 Of such an one will I glory : yet of bChap.11.goí

bondage, if a man devour jou, if a man take my self I will not glory, but in mine infirto ta

of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite mities.
you on the face.

6 For though I would desire to glory, Chap. 1o.
21 I speak as concerning reproach, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth:
though we had been weak: howbeit, where- but now I forbear, lest any man should think
in foever any is bold, (I speak foolishly) I of me above that which he seeth me to be,
am bold also.

or that he heareth of me.
22 Are they Hebrews ? 8 so am I: are 7 And left I should be exalted above
they Israelites so am I: are they the feed measure through the abundance of the re-
of Abraham ? so am I :

velations, there was given to me à "thorn Sec Ezek. ad.
23 Are they ministers of Christ? ( I speak in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buf- au
as a fool ) " I am more : i in labours more fet me, lest I should be exalted above meas
abundant, in Itripes above measure, in pri- sure.
sons more frequent, * in deaths oft.

8 . For this thing I besought the Lord 6sec Deut. 36 24 Of the Jews five times received I 'fortythrice, that it might depart from me. ftripes fave one.

9 And he said unto me, My grace is suffici25 Thrice was. I m beaten with rods, ent for thee: for my strength is made perfect once was I stoned, thrice I° suffered ship- in weakness. Molt gladly therefore will I wrack ; a night and a day I have been in rather glory in my infirmities, that the power the deep :

of Christ may rest upon me. 26 In journeying often, in perils of wa- 10 Therefore f I take pleasure in infịrmi- Chap. 7ogle ters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine ties, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecuown countrymen, in perils by the heathen,

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In the mouth of two or Comp. 1;.';. been commended of you : for in nothing three witnesses shall every word be establish

am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though ed. 11 Cor. 4. 9. & i I be nothing.

2 - I told you before, and foretel you as Cha; 12 * Truly the signs of an apostle were if I were present d the second time, and be Chan "Rom.is. 18, wrought among you in all patience, in signs, ing absent, now I write to them · which can and wonders, and mighty deeds.

heretofore have sinned, and to all other, 13 For what is it wherein ye were infe- that if I come again " I will not spare : rior to other churches, except it be that 'I

ye

seek a proof of Christ & speak- va my self was not burdensom to you ? for- ing in me, which to you-ward is not weak, give me this wrong.

but is mighty - in you. 14 " Behold, the third time I am ready 4 For though he was crucified through to

k he liveth by the power of kuzi to come to you; and I will not be burden- weakness, yet "AQs 20. 33. som to you ; for ^ I seek not yours, but God: For 'we also are weak * in him, but

you : for the children ought not to lay up' we shall live with him by the power of God Live
for the parents, but the parents for the
children.

5 in Examine your felves, whether ye be 15 And I will very gladly spend and be in the faith; prove your own selves: know Chap. I. 6. spent p for you, though 9 the more abun- ye not your own selves, how that Jesus 2 Tim. 2."10. dantly

I love you, the less I be loved. Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates ?

16 But be it so, I did not burden you: 6 But I trust that ye shall know that we Chap. 11. 9. nevertheless being crafty, I caught you with are not reprobates. guile.

: 7 Now I pray to God that ye do no eChap: 1. 2. 17 • Did I make a gain of you by any of vil ; not that we should appear approved, them whom I sent unto you ?

but that ye should do that which is honest, 18 - I desired Titus, and with him. I sent though ? we be as reprobates.

Chas "Chap. 6. 1. a " brother: did Titus make a gain of you? 8 For we can do nothing against the truth,

walked we not in the fame spirit ? walked but for the truth.
we not in the same steps ?

9 For we are glad o when we are weak, "C.. 19 * Again, think you that we excuse and ye are strong : and this also we with, y Rom. 9. 1. our selves unto you?y we speak before even your perfection.

God in Christ : but we do all things, dearly 10 9 Therefore I write these things being decor beloved, for your edifying.

absent, left being present, 'I should ufe &

z,:: 20 Fór I fear lest when I come I shall Tharpness, according to the power which City 2. Cor. 4. 2: not find you such as I would, and that ? I the Lord hath given me to edification, and

shall be found unto you such as ye would not to destruction.
not: left there be debates, envyings, wraths, 11 Finally, brethren, farewel : Be per-
strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, fect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, i conti
tumults :

live in peace ; and the God of love and ! Pe : 5
21 And left when I come again, my God peace shall be with you.
will humble me among you, and that I shall 12 * Greet one another with an holy kiss. Com 16. **
bewail many which have linned already, 13 All the faints salute you.
and have, not repented of the uncleanness, 14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Chrift,
and fornication, and lasciviousness which and the love of God, and the commu- "Phil. 2. -
they have committed.

nion of the holy Ghost, be with you all.
CH A P. XIII.

Amen.
I He threatneth severity, and the power of The second epiffle to the Corinthi-

his apostleship against obstinate finners : 5 ans, was written from Philippi a
and advising them to a trial of their faith, city of Macedonia, by Titus and
7 and to reformation of their fins before

Lucas.

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