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ther with me in your prayers to God for me; 31. That I may be a delivered from them that * do not believe [Or, are disobedient] in Judea; and that my service 'which I have for Jerusalem, may be accepted of the saints: 32. " That I may come unto you with joy s by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed. 33. Now u the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

CH A P. ' XVI. I Commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a fer

vant of the church which is a at Cenchrea: 2. That ye receive her in the Lord, o as becometh faints, and that ye aflift her in whatsoever bufiness the hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of my self ala so. 3. Greet « Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jefus : "4. (Who have for my life laid down their own necks : unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.) 5. Likewise greet d the (1) church that is in their house. Salute my well-beloved Epenetųs, who is the first-fruits : of (2) Achaia ulito Chrift. 6. Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us, 7. Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen and my fellow-prisoners, who are of riote åmong the apostles, who also were in Chrift f before me. 8. Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord. 9: Salute Urbane our helper in Chrift, and Stachys iny beloved. "IÓ. Salute A pelles approved in Chrift,' Salute them which are of Ariftobulus * bouffold (Or, friends]. 11. Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the * houshold [Or, friends] of Narcis. fus, which are in the Lord. '12. Salute Triphena and Triphofa, who labour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Perfis, which laboured much in the Lord. 13. Salute Rufus : chofen in the Lord, and his mother and mine. 14. Salute. Afyncritus, Phlegoil, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the 3 Ime in illa'..'

Jesus: was made without ceasing of of Peace shall bruife Sacan under the Church unto God for him. your Feet shortly. t 1 Cor. 14. † 2 Cor. 1. 11. You also helping 33: God is not the Author of Con. together by Prayer far us, that fusion, but of Peace, as in all for the Gift bestowed upon us by Churches of the Saints. + 2 Cor. the Means of many Persons, thanks 13. II, Be perfect, be of good com may be given by many on our be fort, be of one mind, live in half. Eph. 6. 19. [Praying always) Peace ; and the God of Love and for me, that Utterance may be Peace shall be with you, + Phil. given unto me. - Phil. 1. 19. I'° 4. 9. Those things which ye have know that this shall turn to my boch learned, and received, and Salvation through your prayer, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the Supply of the Spirit of Jesus the God of Peace shall be with you. Chrift. Col. 4.3, 12. Withal, t 1 Thef. 5. 23. The very Göd of praying for us.- Epaphras-falu. 15 Peace sanctifie you wholly.- + 2 teth you, always labouring fervente Ther. 3. 16. Now the Lord of Peace ly for you in Prayers, that ye may himself give you Peace always, by Aand perfect and compleat in all all Means. + Heb. 13. 23. Now. the Will of God. 3 Thef. 3. 1. the God of Peace that brought again Finally, Brethren, pray for us, that 20 from the Dead the Lord Jesus. the Word of the Lord may have

CH A P. XVI, free Course Philem. Ver. 22. 1. * .:: Acts 18.18. Paul took

I trust that through your Prayers his leave of the Brethren, and I thall be given unto you. Heb. failed thence into Syria, and with 13. 18. Pray for us.

25 bim Priscilla and Aquila : hav. 31. 9 + 2 Thes. 3. 2. That we ing fhorn bis Head in Cenchrea.may be delivered from unreafon- . 3. b 3 Joh. ver. 6. Which able and wicked Men: for all have born witnefs of thy Charity Men have not Faith... : . before the Church ; whom if thou 132 Rom. I. 10. See on 30 bring forward on their journey Acts 18. 21.

after'a godly fort, thou shalt da et Cor.4.19., H.Jam. 4.15. : well. . See on A&ts 18. 21.

3. C +2 Tim. 4.. 19. See on 33." † Rom. 16. 20. The God Acts 1$. 2.

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in. . brethren 15. salt 1 Cor. 16. 19. Aquila . 7. fir Cor,'' 15. 6. After that and Priscilla salute you much in he was seen of above five-hundred the Lord, with the Church that is Brethren at once: of whom the an their ! 17ox fe. t Col. 4. 15. Sa- greater Part remain unto this prez lute +Nymphas, and the Church slent, buc some are fallen afleep. which is in bis Houfe. # Philem. † Gal. 1. 22; And was unknown ver. 2. To our beloved Apphia, by Face unto the. Churches of Ju. and Archippus our fellow Soldier, dea, which were in Christ. and to the Church in the House.".) 13.8 :: 2 Joh. ver. J. The El. · < 1 Cor. 16. 15. - Ye know 10 der unto the ele&t Lady, and her the House of Stephanas, that it is Children, whom I love in the the Erft. fruits of Achaia. . . Truth.- .

(1) The judicious, and alearned Mr. Joseph Mede, in his Discourse on the ] Cor. II. 22. interprets the Places in the References to signifie, not the Houshold or Family of the Person faluted, but the Assembly or Congregation of Christians, who met there publickly to worship God. In this Discourse, he makes it highly probable, that the Persons here falu. ved had, in cheir respective Cities and Places of Abode, dedicated some Part or Place in their Houses to be an Oratory or Place of publick Worship for the Chriftians co affemble in for the Performance of divine and religious Duries. Such a Place, it is probable, was the upper Room, mentioned hits : 13, as also the Church, that is, the Place of publick Worship, 1 Cor. II. 22. See the Note on AS 2. 46. . . Lowo i

(2) Many of the Antients here read Asia, not Achaia, and then there iş po disagreement between this place and 1 Cor. 16. 15. Or, we may understand it thus: That Stephanas and his Family were the first who were converted to the Christian Faith in Achaia, and Epenitus one of she first

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teth you. - Erastus the chamberlain of the city falu teth you, and Quartus a brother. 24. The • Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. 25; Now to him that is of power to d stablish you according to my Gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, (according to the revelation of the mystery { which was kept secret since the world began. 26. But now is é made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the h obedience of faith) 27.

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revealed unco his holy Apoftics and 25. ct Eph. 3. 20. Now dito. Prophets by the Spirit. To make him that is able to do exceeding . all Men see what is the Fellowship bundantly above all that we ask or of the Mystery, which from the think. 2 Tim. 1. 12. I know beginning of the World hath been whom I have believed, and I am hid in God.- t Col. 1. 26. The persuaded that he is able to keep Mystery which hath been hid from that which I have committed 'un. Ages, and from Generarions, but to him against that Day. +Jude 10 now is made manifeft to his Saints. ver. :4. Now unto him that is so 2 Tim. 1.9, 10. Who hath saved ble to keep you from falling.- ; us, according to his own pur

di Cor. 1. 8. Who Thall cotia pose and Grace which was given firm you unto the end, that ye may us in Chrift Jesus, before the World be blameless in the Day of our 1$ bezan, But is now made manifest Lord Jesus Christ. Thef. 3. 13. by the Appearing of our Saviour To the end he may ftablish your Jesus Christ. Hearts unblameable in Holiness 26. 8 Rom. 3. 25. Whom God before God. 2 Thes. 3. 3. The hath set forth to be a Propitiati. Lord is faithful, who shall stablish so on, it 2 Tim. 18:10. The you, and keep you from Evil. 1 Words under Ver. 25. Tit. I. Pet. 's: 10. The God of all Grace, 2, 3. In hope of eternal Life, -make you perfect stablish strength which God that cannot lie proen, fettle you.

mised before the World began ; but e See on Rom. 2. 16.

25 hath in due Times manifefted his ft 1 Cor. 2. 7, 10. We speak Word through preaching. fi - the Wisdom of God in a Mystery, Pet. 1. 20. Who verily was fore-,

even the hidden Wisdom which ordained before the Foundation of God ordained before the World un the World, but was manifeft in to our Glory. Bur God hath re- 30 these last Times for you. Rev. vealed them unto-us by his Spi-' 13. 8. -The Lamb flain from the rit. - † Eph. 3. 3,5,9. How that Foundation of the World. by revelation he made known un h + Rom. 1. s. + Rom. 15. 18. to me the Mystery. Which in See on A&ts 6. 7. other Ages was not made known 35

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