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4 Charity suffereth long," and is kind ;6 charity 'envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not. 6 puffed up,

5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, 'is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity," but rejoiceth'in the truth ; 10

7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

& Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail ;whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.12

s is patient. Wi. Co. 6 courteous. Co. Ma. Cr. Ham, bountiful. Gen. dealeth gently. Br. ?is not rash. A.V. 8 doth no uncomely thing. To. 9. falsehood. Whit. 19 with the truth.. A. V. I be done: away. Ham. 12 be abolished. Pu.

e NUMB. xii. 3: The man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth, PRO, X. 12: Hatred stirreth up strises : but love covereth all sins. do. xvii., 9: He that covereth a transgression seeketh love. JAMES, v. 20: He which converteth a sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. 1 Pet. iv. 8: Above all things have fervent charity among yourselves : for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

f See on Rom. xiii. 13.

& Col. ii. 18: Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by bis fleshly mind.

See on Rom. xiv. 1. i PRO, xiv. 17: He that is soon angry dealeth foolishlig: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

*Ps, x. 3: The wicked boasteth of his heart's desire. Rom. i. 32: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them..

12 John, 4: I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

m Rom. xv. 1: We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Gal vi.

- 9 For "we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. . · 11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood 13 as a child, I thought 14 as a child : but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

12 For now we see through a glass, darkly ; 15 but then P face to face: now I 9 know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. · 13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, 16 these three ; but the greatest 17 of these is charity.

CHAP. XIV. ' 1 Prophecy is commended, 2, 3, 4 and preferred before speaking with

longues, 6 by a' comparison drawn from niusical instruments : · 12 both must be referred to edification, 22 as to their true and pro.per end : 26 the true use of each is taught, 27 and the abuse taxed : 34 women are forbidden to speak in the church. '

FOLLOW after charity,' and desire 2 aspi13 was affected. Ham. 14 reasoned. A. V. 15 obscurely. We. Gr. in a riddle. A. V. 16 love. Co. Cr. Gen. We. Pu. 17 chief. Cr. Bi. ' love. Co. Ma. Cr. Pu. Searnestly pursue. Rh. . 2: Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. 2 Tim. ii. 24: And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men.

n 1 Cor. viii. 2: And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.

02 Cor. iii. 18: But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image. do v. 7: We walk by faith, not by sight. Phi. ii. 12 : Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ. . p Ps. xvi. 11: In thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Mat. v. 8: Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. do. xviii. 10:I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. I John, iii.2: We shall see him as he is. : 9 See on Rom. viii. 29, and 2 Tim. ii. 19.

CHAP. XIV. . - 1 Cor. xii. 31 : Covet earnestly the best gifts : and yet

ritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

2 For he that 'speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God : for no man understandeth 4 him ; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the Church,

5 I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied : for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the Church may receive edifying.

6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by d revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine ?

7 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped ?

8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle ?

9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue 3 things. Pu. "Gr. hearteh. Acts, xxii. 9. A. V. Stunes. A. V. show I unto you a more excellent way. Eph. i. 3: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.

b Exod. vii. 1: Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet. NUMB. xi. 25, 29 : When the spirit rested upon them, [the seventy elders] they prophesied, and did not cease. Would God that all the Lord's people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!

See on MARK, xvi. 17. d Ver. 26.

e NUMB. x. 9: And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with

VOL. III.

words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.

10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification

11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a "barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.

12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, i seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the Church.

3 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray Sthat he may interpret.

14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

15 What is it then ?2 I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding 13 also: I will i sing with the spirit, and I will "sing with the understanding also.

plain. Co. Gr. significant. A. V. in rain. Wi. Sfor example. Rh. • languages. Han. Gr. of spirits. A. V. u mind. Wi. Ma. sense. Pr. : What then is my duty? We. 3 with a meaning. Wh.

the trumpets ; and ye shall be remembered before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.

(Rom. i. 14: I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. 81 Cor. xii. 10: To another interpretation of tongues.

b John, iv. 24: God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

* Eph. v. 19: Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymus and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. Col. iii. 16: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in pslams and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

* P$. xlvii. 7 : God is the King of all the earth : sing ye praises with understanding.

· 16 Else' when thou shalt bless 14 with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned 15 'say Amen 16 m at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest ?

17 For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all :

19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

20 Brethren, "be not children in understand"givest thanks. Co. We. Is the ignorant. Pu. So let it be. Pu.

'1 Chr. xvi. 36: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD. Ps. cvi. 48: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen.

m 1 Cor. xi. 24: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat : this is my body, which is broken for you : this do in remembrance of me.

Ps. cxxxi. 2 : Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child. Mat. xi. 25: Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them ụnto babes. do. xviii. 3: Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the king, dom of heaven. do. xix. 14: But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Rom. xvi. 19: I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. 1 Cor. ii. 1: And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto, spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. Eph. iv, 14, 15: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine-But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ. · Heb. v. 12, 13 : For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that. one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in

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