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

5 Now I will come unto you, e when I shall pass through Macedonia : for 1 do pass through Macedonia.

6 And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may f bring me on my journey 2 whithersoever I go.”

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

permit.

8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.

9 For a great hdoor and effectual 3 is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.

10 Now if k Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear :4 ' for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.

11 Let no man therefore m despise him : but "conduct him forth oin peace, that he may come

2 Jead me. Wi. S fruitful. Co. evident. Rh. 4 securely Ham.

e See on 1 Cor. iv. 19.

Acts, xvii. 15: And they that conducted Paul brought him unto Athens : and receiving a commandment unto Silas and Timotheus for to come to him with all speed, they departed. do. xxi. 5: And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the city : and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed. See on ACTs, xv. 3.

& See on Acts, xviii. 21. h See on Acts, xiv. 27.

· Acts, xix. 9: When divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them. ** See on Acts, xvi. 1.

'Phi. ii. 30 : Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me. See on Acts, xvi. l.

m 1 Tim. iv. 12 : Let no man despise thy youth. Tit. ii. 15: Let no man despise thee. » 3 John, 6: 'Which have borne witness of thy charity be-.

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 firstfruits 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.

5 I greatly eshorted. Ham. 6 be inanly. Wi. We. Pr. 8 devoted. We. your defect. Pu.

in love. Co. Ma. Gen.

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fore the Church : whom if thou bring forward on their journey
after a godly sort, thou shalt do well.

• See on Acts, v. 33.
P See on Acts, xviii. 24.
4 See on MAT. xxiv. 42, 43.

See on Phi. iv. l.
s1 Cor. xiv. 20: In understanding be men.

* Eph. vi. 10: Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Col. i. 11: Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness.

" See on John, xii. 34.
v1 Cor. i. 16: I baptized also the houshold of Stephanas.

w Rom. xvi. 5 : Salute my wellbeloved Epenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.

* See on Acts, xi. 29.
y See on Rom. xii. 8.

2 Heb. vi. 10: God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have showed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

a 2 Cor. xi. 9 : That which was lacking to me the brethren

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

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

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

21 5 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.

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

which came from Macedonia supplied. Phi. ii. 30: For the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me. Phile. 13: That in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the Gospel.

b Cor. iv. 8: Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts.

c See on Phi. ï. 29.

d Acts, xviii. 26 : And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue : whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly. e See on Rom. xvi. 5, 15.

See on Rom. xvi. 16. & Col. iv. 18: The salutation by the hand of me Paul. 2 Thes. iii. 17 : The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle : so I write.

Eph. vi. 24 : Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

i Gal. i. 8,9: Though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other Gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I pow again, If any man preach any other Gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

k Jude, 14, 15: And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousand of his saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

23 The 'grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen. 4 The first epistle to the Corinthians was

written from Philippi by Stephanas, and

Fortunatus, and Achaicus, and Timotheus. "See on Rom. xvi. 20.

THE

SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE

Corinthians.

Paul, having received an account by Titus of the good effects of his first letter among the Corinthians, wrote a second to them, A.D. 57, from Macedonia, and probably from Philippi. He expresses his satisfaction at their conduct, justifies himself, and comforts them. He glories in his suffering, and exhorts them to liberality. The principal design of both epistles is to take off the people from their new leaders, and wholly to put an end to the faction and disorder which they had caused in the Church of Corinth.

Towards the end of the year 57 Paul visited Corinth a second time, where he remained three months, wrote his Epistle to the Romans, and then proceeded to Jerusalem.

CHAP. I. 3 The apostle encourageth them against iroubles, by the comforts and

deliverances which God had given him, as in all his afflictions, 8 so particularly in his late danger in Asia : 12 and calling both his own conscience and their's to witness of his sincere manner of preaching the immutable truth of the Gospel, 15 he excuseth his not coming to theni, as proceeding not of lightness, but of his lenity towards them.

A. D. 60. PAUL, a an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

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unto the Church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia :

2 Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. · 3 d Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of niercies, and the God of all comfort;

4 Who e comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble by the comfort, wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. - 5 For as the 'sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

6 And whether we be afflicted, sit is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual' in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer : or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.

' is wrought. A. V. . b Rom. i. 7: Called to be saints. Eph.i.,l: To the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus. Phi. i.l: To all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the Bishops and Deacons. Col. i. 2: To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ.

c Phle. 3: Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. See on Rom. i. 7.

d See on Rom. xv. 6.

e Acts, ix. 31: Then had the churches rest—and were edified ; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied. do. xvi. 25: At midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God : and the prisoners heard them. 2 Cor. vii. 4: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.

f Ps. xxxiv. 19: Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all. Acts, ix. 4: Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me ? 2 Cor. iv. 9,10 : Persecuted, but not forsaken ; cast down, but not destroyed ; always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus. Col. i. 24: Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh.

s See on 2 Cor. iv. 15.

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