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v. 21: Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, lent in their own sight! LUKE, Xviii. 14: I tell you, went down to his house justified rather than the every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and umbleth himself shall be exalted. 1 JOHN, i. 8-10:

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If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his t in us. ver. 9. ver. 11.

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30 As he spake these words, 'many believed on him.

31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in 'my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

32 And ye shall 'know the truth, and "the truth shall make you free.

33 They answered him, 'We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man : how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever "committeth sin is the servant of sin.


JOHN, vii. 31, and x. 42: And many believed on him there. do. xi. 45: Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.

ROM. ii. 7: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life. COL. i. 23: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the Gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature that is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister. HEB. x. 38, 39: Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul. See on 1 JOHN, ii. 14.

t Hos. vi. 3: Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.


JOHN, vii. 17: If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. See on ver. 36.

v Ver. 39, LEV. xxv. 42: For they are my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen. MAT. iii. 9: Think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.


PRO. v. 22: His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins. MAT. vi. 24: No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one,

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35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.


36 'If the Son therefore shall make you free, shall be free indeed.

and despise the other. ROM. vi. 16, 20: Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. 2 PET. ii. 19: While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

GAL. iv. 30: Nevertheless, what saith the Scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be son with the son of the freewoman.

y Ps. cxix. 45: And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts. JOHN, xvii. 17: Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. Rom. vi. 14, 18, 22: For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. Being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. do. viii. 1, 2: There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 1 COR. vii. 22: He that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's free-man: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant. do. viii. 9: Take heed, lest by any means this liberty of your's become a stumbling block to them that are weak. do. ix. 21: Being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ. GAL. ii. 19: I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. do. v. 1, 13: Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. JAM. i. 25: Whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. do. ii. 12: So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. 1 PET. ii. 16: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. 2 PET. ii. 19: While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. JUDE, 4:

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37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to 'kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.

39 They answered and said unto him, "Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, "If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.

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41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

There are certain men crept in unawares,-ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness.

z Ver. 40, JOHN, vii. 19, 25.

a See on ver. 28, 29.

b Ver. 33, MAT. iii. 9: The words under ver. 33. GAL. iii. 7, 29: Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. If ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

ROM. ii. 28, 29: He is not a Jew, which is one outwardly.But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. do. iv. 16: Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all. do. ix. 7: Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children; but, in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

d Ver. 37, Ps. cix. 4: For my love they are all my adversaries. GAL. iv. 16: Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

e Ver. 26.

f Rom. iv. 12: And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.

8 ISA. lxiii. 16: Doubtless thou art our father, though Abra

42 Jesus said unto them, "If God were your Father, ye would love me: 'for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of 'myself, but he sent me.


43 Why do ye not "understand my speech? even because ye cannot "hear my word.

44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.5 He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe

me not.

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ham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not. do. lxiv. 8: Now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. MAL. i. 6: A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master; if then I be a father, where is mine honour?

1 JOHN, v. 1: Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God; and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

JOHN, xvi. 27: For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. do. xvii. 8, 25: For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee, but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.

*JOHN, v. 43: I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not.

'JOHN, vii. 28, 29.

m JOHN, vii. 17.

n ISA. vi. 9: And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive


• 1 JOHN, iii. 8. See on MAT. xiii. 38.

PJUDE, ver. 6: The angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

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