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* If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord, 1 Cor. ix. 2.
b I speak not this to condemn Jou , for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you, 2 Cor. vii. 3. Εven as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my ιοί, and in the defence and confirmation of the Gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace, Phil. i. 7.
εSee on Rom. i. ver. 8. clause 3.
* See on Rom. i, ver. 5. clause 1.
" Βehold, the days come, saith the Lo R D, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah, Jer. xxxi.31. For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins, Μatt. xxvi. 28. Βy so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament, Ηeb. vii. 22. Αnd for this cause he is the Μediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance, ix. 15.
ο See on John vi. ver. 63.
glorious, "so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Μoses for the glory of his countenance; *ιοhich glory was to be done αισαν: * Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. Αnd all the people shall say, Αmen, Deut. xxvii. 26. " See on ver. 3. clause 3. "Αnd what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day ! Deut. iv. 8. Τhou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments and true laws, good statutes and commandments, Νeh.ix. 13. Τhe law of the LonD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LonD issure, making wise the simple: Τhe statutes of the LonD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LonD is pure, enlightening the eyes, Psal. xix. 7, 8. Wherefore the law is holy , and the commandment holy, and just, and good, Rom. vii. 12. "Αnd it came to pass, when Μoses came downfrom mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Μoses' Inand, when he came down from the mount, that Μoses wist not that the skin of his face shone while Ηe talked with him. Αnd when Αaron and all the children of Israel saw Μoses, behold, the skin of his face shone : and they were afraid to come nigh him. Αnd Μoses called unto them ; and Αaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned unto him : and Μoses talked with them. Αnd afterward all the children of Israel came nigh: and he gave them in commandment all that the LoRD had spoken with him in mount Sinai. Αnd till Μoses had done speaking with them, he put a vail on his face. Βut when Μoses went in before the Lon D, to speak with Ηim, he took the vail off untilhe came out. Αnd he came out, and spake unto the children of Israel thαι which he was commanded. Αnd the children of Israel saw the face of Μoses, that the gkin of Μoses' face shone: and Μoses put the vail upon his face again, until he went in to speak with Ηim, Εxod.xxxiv.29-35. εSee on ver. 6. clause 2.
* For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard, Αcts iv. 20. Ηow he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus, ix. 27. Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands, xiv. 3. Αnd for me, that μtterance may be given unto me, that Ι may open my mouth boldly, to τηake known the mystery of the Gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may Ε boldly, as Ι ought to speak,
ph. vi. 19, 20. Αecording to my
Εν οίς ο Θεός του αιώνος τούτου ετύφλωσε τα νοήματα των απίστων, εις το μή αυγάσαι αυτοίς τον φωτισμόν του ευαγγελίου της δόξης του Χριστού, ός έστιν εικών του Θεού.
Ιn chom "the god of this world b hath blinded the minds of them which believe ηοι, ιεst και the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, " ιulio is the image of God, should thine unto them.
"See on John xii. ver. 31. clause 2.
" See on Μatt. xiii. ver. 13, 14.
"See on John i. ver. 4. clause 2.
"Αnd he that seeth me, seeth him that sent me, John xii. 45. Ηe that bath seen me, hath seen the Father, xiv. 9. Christ, who is the image of God, 2 Cor. iv. 4. Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God, Phil: ii. 6. Who is the image of the invisible God, Col. i. 15. Βeing the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, Ηeb. i. 3. Τhe law, having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, Χ. 1.