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knowledge among you ? ! let him show out of a good conversation - his works with Smeekness of wisdom.
14 But if ye have 'bitter envying and strife in your hearts, “glory not, and lie not against the truth.
15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, " sensual,12 devilish.
16 For where * envying and strife is, there is confusion 13 and every evil work.
17 But they wisdom that is from above is first ? pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, ' without partiality, 14 and without hypocrisy.
13 Gr. tumult, or, unquietness. A. V.
12 natural, Jude, 19. A. V. 14 without wrangling. A. V.
9 GAL. vi. 4: Let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
'Phs. i. 27 : Only let your conversation be as it becometli the Gospel of Christ. JAMES, ii. 18.
s See on 2 Tim. ji. 25. t See on Rom. xiii. 13.
u Rom. ii. 17, 23 : Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God. Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
v Phi. jii. 19: Whosc end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things. See on 1 Cor. iv, 7.
w See on 1 Cor. ii. 14. * See on Rom. xiii. 13.
y 1 Cor. ii. 6,7: We speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought; but we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory.
z Pui. iv. 8: Whatsoever things are pure-if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
a See on MARK, ix. 50.
b Gal. v. 22: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith.
cRom. xii. 3: Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor
18 And the fi'ult of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
CHAP. IV. 1 We are to strive against covetousness, 4 intemperance, 5 pride,
11 destruction, and rash judgment of others : 13 and not to be confident in the good success of worldly business, but mindful ever of the uncertainty of this life, to commit ourselves and all our affairs to God's providence.
FROM whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts 2 that a war in your members ?
2 Ye lust, and have not : ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain : ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. .
3 Ye ask, and breceive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.5
' brawlings. A. V. ' pleasures : so ver. 3. A. V. 3 desire. We. Pu. * envy. A. V. 5pleasures. A. V. that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. I Pet. i. 22: Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently. do. iii. 1: Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives. 1 JOHN, iii. 18: My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue ; but in deed and in truth.
a Phi.i. 11: Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. See on GAL. vi. 8.
e Mat. v. 9: Blessed are the peacemakers : for they shall be called the children of God. HEB. xii. 11: No chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous": nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness.
CHAP. IV. a Rom. vii. 23 : I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind. GAL. v. 17 : The flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other. 1 Pet. ii. 11 : Abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul. • See on John, ix. 31. See on John, ix. 31.
4 Ye d adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the e friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a f friend of the world is the enemy of God.
5 Do ye think that the Scripture saith in vain, & The spirit that dwelleth in us @ lusteth to envy
27 6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. sist the devil, and he will flee from you.
8 k Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.
your hands, ye sinners;
& Ps. lxxiii. 27 : Lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.
e See on Mat. vi. 24.
f John, xv. 19: If ye were of the world, the world would love his own : but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. do. xvii. 14 : The world hath hated them, because they are not of the world. Gal. i. 10: For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
8 Gen. vi. 5 : Every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. do. viii. 21: The imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth. NUMB. xi. 29: Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? PRO. xxi. 10 : The soul of the wicked desireth evil. Eccles. iv. 4: Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbour. This is also vanity and vexation of spirit.
Ps. cxxxviii. 6 : Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly : but the proud he knoweth afar off. Pro. iii. 34: Surely he scorneth the scorners : but he giveth grace unto the lowly. See on Mat. xxiii. 12.
i See on Eph. iv. 27.
k 2 Chr. xv. 2: The Lord is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake
you. i Isa. i. 16 : Wash you, make you clean ; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes.
and purify your hearts, ye double minded. .
9 • Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep : let your laughter be turned to mourning, and
your joy to heaviness.
10 P Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
11 . Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and "judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law : but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy : 'who art thou that judgest another?
13 Go to now, ye that say, "To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain :
in 1 Pet. i. 22: Seeing ye have purified your souls in obey. ing the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fer-, vently. I John, iii. 3: And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
n JAMES, i. 8: A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
4: Blessed are they that mourn : for they shall be comforted. P See on Mat. xxiii. 12.
See on Tit. iii. 2. See on Mat. vii. 1.
• Mat. x. 28 : And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul : but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
* Rom. xiv. 4, 13: Who art thou that judgest another man's servant ? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand. Let us not therefore judge one another any more : but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
u Pro. xxvii. 1: Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. Luke, xii. 18, &c : I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods, &c.
• Mat. v.
14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away:
15 For that' ye ought to say, "If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.10
16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings : * all such rejoicing is evil.
17 Therefore to him that y knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
CHAP. V. I Wicked rich men are to fear God's vengeance : 7 we ought to be
patient in afflictions, after the example of the prophets, and Job : 12 to forbear swearing, 13 to pray in adversity, to sing iu prospe
8 For it is. A. V. 9 Whereas. Whit. 10 Jf the Lord will, and if we live, let us do this or that. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi.
"Job, vii. 7: 0 remember that my life is wind. do. xiv. 2: He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down : he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not. Ps. xxxvii. 2: They shall soon be cut down like the
herb. do. xxxix. 6: Surely every man walketh in a vain show. do. xc. 5, 6: Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up: In the morning it fourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth. do cii.3, 11For my days are consumed like smoke : and my bones are burnt as an hearth. My days are like a shadow that declineth ; and I am withered like grass. do. ciii. 15: As for man, his days are as grass : as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth, ISA. xxiv. 4: The world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish. do. xl. 6: The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field. 1 Cor. vii. 31: The fashion of this world passeth away. JAMES, I. 10: As the flower of the grass he [the rich] shall pass away. 1 Pet. i. 24: All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. do. iv. 7 : But the end of all things is at hand : be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. 1 John, ii, 17 : The world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that th the will of God abideth for ever.
w See on Acts, xviii. 21.