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15. For your Sakes then, as well as my own, I patiently undergo these Hardships; that the more I convert and bring to the Means of Salvation, the greater Glory and Praise may redound to God.

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15. For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might, through the thanksgiving of many, redound to the glory of God.

16. For which cause we faint not, but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is re

newed day by day.

17. For our light afflićtion, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of

glory;

18. While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen : for the things which are seen, are temporal : but the things which are not seen, are eternal.

* Ver, 16. It renewed. i. e. To wiru, ai, inzio, 75 wev$vuić, with Faith, Hope, and Courage. Chrysostom.

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2. For in + this we groan earnestly, defiring to be cloathed upon with our house which is from heaven :

3. If so be that being cloathed, we shall not be found naked.

I shall not fail of the other.
4. In-

t Ver. 2. In this we groan—'Ey 1819, i.e. in this (bodily, Tabernacle, if it agrees with rzăvus in the first Verse; or else #y 7419 may fignify now, in the mean while, at this Time. So *y out fignifies, Luke xii. 1. Aás Xxiv. 18. See Noldius in Hebo

Partic. [Bezoth.] f Ver, 3. "Eryk, If so be, or since that, iv.svgäurst, being cloathed (several Copies read it irovoaçarot, being anI cloatbed,

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Enjoyment, by the Gifts and Graces of his Holy Spirit now conferr'd upon us.

6. Therefore we are always confident, knowing that whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:

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try to us, and take Heaven for our lasting and proper

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*Ch.iii. 1.

12. For we commend not our selves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that you may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.

13. For whether we be besides our selves, + it is to God: or whe

t Ver. 13. , età, It is to God July, for your Cauft. The Context in the following Verses seems plainly to determine the Justness of my Paraphrase of this Verse.

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14. For the love of 14. For the Death of Christ Christ constraineth us, extending to the merciful and becausewethus judge, gracious Pardon of all true Bethat if one died for all, lievers among all Mankind, nathen were all dead: turally supposes that the whole World, jews as well as Gentiles, were equally in a State of Sin and Death, and consequently ought to make us and them conclude the one to be as capable * of the Benefits of his Sufferings as the other, and obliges us to preach the Gospel to them all without Distinétion.

15. And that he died for all, that they which live, should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

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(as the jewish Christians are apt to do;) and to promote the Propagation of it among all Nations, to the Honour of that Saviour who died for the Expiation of their Sins, and has given them a full Assurance of

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