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and Ρrov. iii. 32. Τhe Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God, Rom. viii. 16. Αnd because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Αbba, Father, Gal. iv. 6. Αnd hereby we Κnow that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things, Βeloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God, 1 John iii. 19-21. Ηe that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God, hath made him a liar , because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son, ν. 10. "See on Μatt. xxiii. ver. 8. clause 3. "See on Rom. ix. ver. 23. clause 2.
oertain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people. Αnd when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, Τhese that have turned the world upside down are come hither also; Whom Jason hath received : and these all do contrary to the decrees of Cesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus. Αnd they troubled the people, and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things. Αnd when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other, they let them go,Αctsxvii.5-9. So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God, for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure, 2 Τhess. i. 4. 4 See on John xiv. ver. 16. clause 2.
* For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter dau upon the earth: Αnd though after my skin uorms destroy this bodυ, yet in my flesh shall I see God: Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another, though my reins be consumed within me, Job xix. 25-27. Αnd it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God, we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Loπ τ»; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation, Isa. xxv. 9. Αnd, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name uras Simeon, and the same man uas just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Ηoly Ghost was upon him, Luke ii. 25. Αnd not only thcυ, but ourselves also, which have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the τedemption of our body. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen
is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for Βut if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it, Rom. viii. 23-25. So that ye come behind in no gift ; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Cor. i. 7. For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, Ρhil. iii. 20. Looking for thatblessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ, Τit. ii. 13. So Christ was once offered to bear the sins ofmany; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time, without sin, unto salvation, Ηeb.ix. 28. Ιooking for and hasting unto the coming ofthe day of God, 2 Ρet. iii. 12. "See on Μatt. xiv. ver. 33. clause 2. ο See on Μatt. xvi. ver. 27. clause 1. "See on Αcts ii. ver. 24. clause 1. * See on Μatt. i. ver. 21. clause 3.
Ι preach unto you, is Christ. Αnd some of them believed, and consorted with Ρaul and Silas , and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few, Αcts xvii. 1-4. 4 Βut the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people, Αnd when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, Τhese that have turned the world upside down, are come hither also, Whom Jason hath received : and these all do contrary to the decrees of Casar, saying, that there is another king, one Jesus. Αnd they troubled the people, and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things. Αnd when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other, they let them go, Αcts xvii. 5-9. VΕR. 3. Η γάς παράκλησις ημών ουκ εκ πλάνης, ουδε εξ ακαθαρσίας, ούτε εν δόλω, * For our ετhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:
* Το the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak : Ι am madeall things to allmen, that I might by all means save some, 1 Cor.ix. 22. Νow I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent amboldtoward you, 2 Cor. x. 1. Αnd the servant of the Lord must not strive , but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient; Ιn meekness instructing those that oppose themselves, if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth, 2 Τim. ii. 24, 25.