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7 And our hope of you is stedfast, h knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation

8 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our i trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life :

9 But we had the sentence 2 of death in ourselves, that we should knot trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead :

10. Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver : in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us ;

11 Ye also m helping together by prayer for us, that " for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.

2 answer. A. V.

h See on Acts, xiv. 22.

i Acts, xix. 23 : At the same time there arose no small stir about that way. 1. Cor. xv. 32: If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus. do. xvi. 9: For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.

* JER. xvii. 5, 7: Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the Lord is.

'2 Pet. ii. 9: The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished. See on Acts, vii. 10.

m JAMES, v. 16–18: Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain : and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. See on Rom. xv. 30.

"2 Cor. iv. 15: The words under ver. 6.

12 For our rejoicing ? is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in P simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

13. For we write none other things unto you, than what ye read or acknowledge ; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end;

14 As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that swe are your rejoicing, even as 'ye also are our's in the day of the Lord Jesus.

15 And in this confidence I was minded 4 to come unto you before, that ye might have a u second 5 benefit ;6

16 And to pass by you into Macedonia, and 3 glorying. Pu. "willing. Pu. 5 double. Gen. 6 grace. A. V. pleasure. Co. Ma. Cr..

o See on Acts, xxiii. 1. p See on Jonn, i. 47.

9 1 Cor. ii. 4, 13: My speech and my preaching was not with the enticing words of man's wisdom. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth.

Cor. xv. 10: But by the grace of God I am what I am : and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain ; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

s 2 Cor. v. 12: We commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer then which glory in appearance, and not in heart.

+ Phi. ii. 16: Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. do. iv. 1: My brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown. "1 Thes. ii. 19, 20: What is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing ? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming ? For ye are our glory and joy. 3 John, 4: I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in the truth.

u Rom. i. 11: I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established. do. xv. 29: I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the Gospel of Christ.,

ito come again out of Macedonia unto you, * and of you to be brought on my way toward Judæa.

17 When I therefore wis thus minded, did I use lightness or the things that I purpose, do I purpose * according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and may nay?

19 Bat as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay.

19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, eren by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, * but in him was rea.

20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

"faithful. Va Cr. Bi. Gen. Ri. We. Pr. preaching. A. V.
* See on I Cor. iv. 19.
* 1 Cor. xvi. 6.

*2 COR. 1. 2: Bat I beseech rou, that I may not be bold when I am present with that cocidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.

M.T.v.37 : Bot let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay : for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

i Mark, i. 1: Jesus Christ the Son of God. Luke, i. 35: And the angel answered and said unto ber, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee : therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. Acts, ix. 20 : And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God. Rom. i. 4: And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.

* Heb. xii. 8: Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Rom. xv.8,9: Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promines made unto the fathers : and that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.

21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath d anointed us, is God;

22 Who hath also e sealed us, and 'given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

23 Moreover $ I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.

c 2 Thes. ii. 16, 17: Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work. I Per. v. 10: But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

John, ii. 20, 27: But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. The anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you : but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things.

e 2 Tim. ii. 19: The foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. See on Rom. viii. 16.

Rom. viii. 9, 14–16: But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Ahba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. 2 Cor.v.5: Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. Eph. i. 14: Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. Rev. ii. 17: To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.' See on Gal. v. 22, 23, for the fruits of the Spirit.

3 See on Rom. i. 9. b1 Cor. iv. 21: Shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness? 2 Cor. ii. 1, 3: But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness. And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to

24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy : for by faith ye stand.

CHAP. II. 1 Haring shared the reason sky he come est to them, 6 he requireth

ther to forgire end to comfort that excommuniceled person, 10 even as himself also upo his true repentance had forgiven him, 12 de. claring withal thy he departed from Troes in Macedonia, 14 and the happy success schick God gere to his prescking in all places.

BUT I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness.

2 For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?

rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all. do. X. 2: I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. do. xi. 20: I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not. do. xii. 2, 10:I told you before, and foretell you as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not spare. I write these things being absent, lest being present I sbould use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.

Mat. xx. 25, 26: Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister, I Cor. ii. 5 : Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed ? 2 Cor. iv. 5: We preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord ; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. 1 Pet. v.3: Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

* Rom. xi. 20 : Because of unbelief they were broken off, . and thou standest by faith. 1 Cor. xv. 1: Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the Gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand.

CHAP. II. * 2 Cor. i. 23 : do. xiii. 10: Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, ac

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