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of our faith ; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is * set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

3 For consider him that < endured such contradiction 5 of sinners against himself, lest ye

be wearied and h faint in your minds.

4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

5 And ye have 6 forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him :


5 rebellion of. Br. opposition from. Ham.



Eph. ii. 8: By grace ye are saved, through faith. Phi. i. 6: Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.

e See on LUKE, xxiv. 26. fSee on Mat. xxii. 44.

8 MAT. X. 24, 25: The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his houshold ? do. xxvii. 39, &c: They that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, &c. John, vii. 12: Some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people. do. xv. 20 : Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep your's also. See on Mat. ix. 34.

h Gal. vi. 9 : Let us not be weary in well doing : for in due season we shall


if we faint not. 11 Cor. x. 13 : There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. HEB. X. 33, 34: Ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions.-Ye took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in beaven a better and an enduring substance.

See on 1 Cor. xi. 32.


6 For lwhom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. 7 If

ye endure chastening, "God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? 8 But if

ye be without chastisement, "whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence : shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the °Father of spirits, and live ?

10 For they verily for a few days chastened" us after their own pleasure ;12 but he P for our

discipline. Rh. Pu. 8 not under correction.. Co. Ma, Cr. without discipline. Rh. Pu. 9 then ye are spurious, and not lawful sons. Wakefield.

10 And if. Whit. is disciplined. Pui 12 as seemed good, or, ineet to them. A. V.

See on 1 Cor. xi. 32.

m Deut. viii. 5: Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee. 2 Sam. vii. 14: I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men. Ps. xciv. 12: Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law. Pro. xiii. 24: He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. do. xix. 18 : Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. do. xxiii. 13: Withhold not correction from the child : for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. See on Acts, xiv, 22.

Ps. lxxiii. 14, 15: All the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning. If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children. 1 Pet. v. 9: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. See on Acts, xiv. 22.

• See on Acts, xvii. 25.

P2 CHR. xxxiii, 12, 13: When he [Manasseh) was in affliction, he besought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers, and prayed unto him : and he was intreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Ma


profit, that we might be opartakers of his holiness.

11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous,13 but grievous :14 nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable 15 fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

12 Wherefore s lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;

13 And * make 16 straight paths for your lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but u let it rather be healed.18

14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness,


13 to be matter of joy. Ham. 14 of sorrow. Rh. Hum. 1s quiet. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen. So

will make. Whit.

even. A. V. the lame be not turned out of the way, but may rather be healed. Ham.


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nasseh knew that the LORD he was God. Ps. cxix. 67, 71 : Before I was afflicted I went astray : but now have I kept thy word. It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. Pro. xxix. 15: The rod and reproof give wisdom. Jer. xxxi. 18, 19: I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke : turn thou me, and I shall be turned ; for thou art the LORD my God. Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh : I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.

9 See on 1 Thes, iv. 7.

* Isa. xxxii. 17: And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever. James, iii. 18 : The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

* Job, iv. 3,4: Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands. Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened the feeble knees. Isa. xxxv. 3 : Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. ECCLUS. xxv. 23: A woman that will not comfort her husband in distress, maketh weak hands and feeble knees.

* Pro. iv. 26, 27 : Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left : remove thy foot from evil.

See on GAL. vi. 1.
See on MARK, ix. 50.

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w without which no man shall see the Lord :

15 *Looking diligently lest any man fail of 19 the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness. springing up "trouble 20 you, and thereby many be defiled;

16 Lest there be any a fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat 21 sold his birthright. 17 For ye know how that afterward,

e when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected : for d he found no place of repentance,22 though he sought it carefully 23 with tears.

18 For ye are not come unto the e mount that


19 be destitute of. Co. Ma. Cr. fall from. A. V. 20 binder. Rh. 21 for one meal. Co. Dod. Pu. means to come thereby again. Ma. way to change his mind. A. V. 23 Earnestly. Ham.

w 2 Cor. vii. 1: Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. Eph. v. 5: For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. See on MAT. v. 8.

* 2 Pet. i. 10: Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure : for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall. See on 2 Cor. vi. 1.

y See on Acts, viii. 23.
z See on Gal. i. 7.
. See on 1 Cor. vi. 13, 18.
b Gen. xxv. 33: He sold his birthright unto Jacob.

Gen. xxvii. 34, 36, 38 : When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father. And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times : he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me? Hast thou but one blessing, my father ? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.

d Heb. vi. 6 : [It is impossible], if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

• Exod. xix. 12, 18, 19: Thou shalt set bounds unto the

might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words ; which voice they that heard 'intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more :

20 (For they could not endure that which was commanded, & And if so much as a beast touch 24

24 bad touched. Co. Ma.

people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death. And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice. do. xx. 18 : And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightpings, and the noise of the trunapet, and the mountain smoking : and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. Deut. iv. 11 : And ye came near and stood under the mountain ; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness. do. v. 22: These words the LORD spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice : and he added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto

Rom. vi. 14: For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under


do. viii. 15 : Ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption. 2 Tim. i. 7: God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of sound mind.

fExod. xx. 19: They said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear : but let not God speak with us, lest we die. Deut. v. 5, 25: I stood between the Lord and you at that time, to show you the word of the LORD: for ye were afraid by reason of the fire, and went not up into the mount. Now therefore why should we die ? for this great fire will consume us : if we hear the voice of the Lord our God any more, then we shall die. do. xviii. 16: Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not

Exod. xix. 13: There shall not an hand touch it, but he


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