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eth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

25 n But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the Gospel is preached unto you.

CHAP. II. 1 He dehorteth them from the breach of charity : 4 showing that

Christ is the foundation whereupon they are built : 11 he beseecheth them also to abstain from fleshly lusts ; 13 to be obedient to magistrates : 18 and teacheth servants how to obey their masters, 20 patiently suffering for well doing after the example of Christ.

WHEREFORE a laying aside all malice, and all guile, and "hypocrisies, and envies, and all • evil speakings,

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art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass ? See on James, iv. 14.

Ps. cii. 12: But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations. See on Luke, xvi. 17.

• John, i. 1, 14: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. 2 Pet. i. 19: We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts. 1 John, i. 1, 3: That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life. That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us : and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

CHAP. II. a Eph. iv. 25, 31: Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour : for we are members one of another. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice. James, v. 9 : Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned; behold, the judge standeth before the door. See on Rom. vi. 4.

o Rom. xii. 9: Let love be without dissimulation. . See on Tit. iii. 2.

2 . As newborn babes, desire the sincere e milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby :

3 If so be ? ye have ftasted that the Lord is gracious.3

4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, 8 disallowed 4 indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,

5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built 6 up a i spiritual house, an holy k priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God m by Jesus Christ.

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MARK, X. 15: Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. Rom. vi. 4: Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death : that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 1 Pet. i. 23: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. See on MAT. xviii. 3.

e See on 1 Cor. iii. 2.

f Ps. xxxiv. 8: 0 taste and see that the LORD is good : blessed is the man that trusteth in him. HEB. vi. 5 : And have tasted the good word of Christ, and the powers of the world to come.

8 See on ver. 7.
h See on Rom, viii. 9.
i See on Rom. viii. 9.

k Ver. 9. Exod. xix. 5, 6: If ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people. And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. Isa. lxi. 6: Ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God. do. lxvi. 21: I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the Lord. Rev. i. 6 : And hath made us kings and Priests unto God, and his Father. do. And hast made us unto our God kings and Priests : and we shall reign on the earth. do. xx. 6 : Blessed and holy is be that hath part in the first resurrection : on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be Priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

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6 Wherefore also it is contained in the Scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a "chief corner stone, elect, precious : and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.? 7 Unto you therefore which believe he is

precious :8 but unto them which be disobedient, the

stone which the builders disallowed,” the same is made 10 the head of the corner,

8 And a P stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which a stumble at the word, being disobedient : 'whereunto also they were appointed." 9 But ye are a

$ chosen generation, a ' royal ? ashamed. Ma. Gen. Br. Whit. Pu. an honour. A. V. jected. Rh. Pu. 10 is become. Pu. 11 and believe not that whereon they were set. Co. Ma. Cr. being rebellious in that even for which they were placed. Br. say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously : so will we render the calves of our lips.. MAL. i. 11: From the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering. Rom. xii. 1 : I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Heb. xiii. 15, 16 : By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

m Phi. iv. 18: But I have all, and abound : I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God. 1 Pet. iv. 11. See on Rom. i. 8.

n See on Luke, ii. 34.

• Mat. xxi. 42: Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the Scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner : this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? See on Luke, ii. 34.

See on LUKE, ii. 34. . See on 1 Cor. i. 23.

See on Rom. ix. 17, 22. • Deut. x. 15 : Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers

priesthood, an "holy nation, a 'peculiar people ; 12 that ye should show forth the praises 13 of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light :

10 Which in time past were 'not a people, but are now the people of God : which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as 'strangers and pilgrims, abstain from ? fleshly lusts, which * war against the soul ; 12 a purchased people. A. V.

13 virtges. A. V. to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day. 1 Pet. i. 2.

t See on ver. 5.

u John, xvii. 19: And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. I Cor. iii. 17! If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 2 Tim. i. 9: Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.

Deut. iv. 20 : But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day. Acts, xx. 28 : Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the Church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. Eph. i. 14: Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. See on Tit. ii. 14.

w Acts, xxvi. 18 : To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

1 Thes. Y. 4,5: But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day : we are not of the night, nor of darkness. See on 2 Cor. iv. 6.

* See on Rom. ix. 25, 26.
See on 2 COR. v. 6.
? See on Rom. xiii. 14.
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12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles : that, whereas 14 they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall bebold, glorify God in the day of visitation. 13 e Submit yourselves to every ordinance of

15 for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the s praise of them that do well.

15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing, ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men :

16 As i free, and not using 16 your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the "servants of God.

17 Honour 17 all men. m Love the brotherhood. n Fear God. • Honour the king.

14 wherein. A. V. 15 human constitution. Dod, human magistrate. Pu. 16 Gr. having. A. V. 17 Esteem. A. V.

o See on Rom. xii, 17.

·Mat. v. 16: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

a Luke, i. 68: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel ; for he hath visited and redeemed his people. do. xix. 44: They shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knowest not the time of thy visitation. e See on Rom. xiii. 1, 6.

Rom. xiii. 4: If thou do that which is evil, be afraid ; for he beareth not the sword in vain : for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

8 Rom. xiii. 3: Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power ? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same. h Ver. 12. See on 1 TIM. v. 14.

See on John, viii. 36. * Cor. vii. 22: For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman : likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.

1 See on Rom. xii. 10.
m See on JOHN, xüi. 34, 35.

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