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of the new testament, m not of the letter, but of the spirit (1) for the 5 letter killeth, ° but the spirit * giveth life ÇOr, quickneth.] 7. But if the P ministration of death 9 written and engràven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of

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Grace of God I am what I am, and mandment came, fin revived, and I his Grace which was bestowed upon died. And the Commandment which me, was not 'in vain ; but i la

was ordained to Life, I found to be boured more abundantly than they unto Death. For Sin taking occaet all: yet not I, but the Grace of sfion by the Commandment, de God which was with me. + 2 ceived me, and by it flew me. Cor. 5.18 All things are of God, .: Joh. 6. 63. It is the Spirit who hath reconciled us to himself that quickneth ; the Flesh profiteth by Jesus Christ, and hath given to nothing: the Words that I speak us the ministry of Reconciliation. 10 unto you, they are Spirit, and they it Jer. 31. 31.

See on Mat. are Life. Rom. I. 16. I am not a 26. 28

shamed of the Gospel of Chrift: en † Rom. 7. 6. See on Rom. for it is the Power of God unto Sale 2. 29

vation, to every one that believ: n Deut. 27. 26. Cursed be he 15 eth. Rom. 8. 2. The Law of that confirmeth not all the Words the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus cfthis Law to do them. t Rom. hath made me free from the Law 3. 20. By the Deeds of the Law, of Sin and Death. there shall no flesh be justified in 7. Rom.7. 10. The Words his Sight : for by the Law is the 20 under Ver. 6. knowledge of Sin. + Rom 4. 12, ? See on Ver 3. 15. And the Father of Circumcisi Ft Exod. 34. 29, 30. When on to them who are not of the Cir. Moses came down from Mount cumcifion only, but also walk in the Sinai (with the two Tables of Te Steps of that Faith of our Father A 25 ftimony in Moses Hand,-) that braham, which he had being yet Moses wist not that the skin of his Uncircumcised. The Law worketh Face shone, while he talked with him. Wrath: for where no Law is, there And when Aaron and all the Chilis no Tranfgression. 4 Rom: 7.9, dren of Israel saw Mofes, the Skix 10, 11. I was alive without the 30 of his Face phone, and they were a. Law w once: but when the Com-fraid to come nigh him.

(~) By the Letter here, is not meant the New-Testament which is write ten with Letters, but the Law of Moses, in Opposition to the Gospel. This

, says Mr. Limborch, may be called the Letter, because it contains only the krst Rudiments of Religion. It did not teach that perfe&t Religion, which Jesus Christ and his Apostles delivered to the World. Hence, Gal. 3.24 it is ftyled our School-Mafter to bring us to Christ; it being the Office of a Schoolmaster to teach Children the first Rudiments of things. This Løw or Letter is said to kill, forasmuch as it condemns to Death those who tranfgrefs it, without any promife of Pardon for the Promise of Remission of Sins was not of the Law, but of Grace. The Gospel is called the spirit, as being attended with a spiritual and quickning Power: whereby Men dead in Sin, are raifed to a spiritual Life, and are, as it were, changed into other Men. So that they walk not after the Flesh, but after the Spia rit

. This spiritual and quickning Power the Law was not attended with, and therefore, Hub: 7. 19. is laid to make nothing perfeft.

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Ifrael could not ftedfastly behold the face of Moses, for the glory of his countenance, which glory was to be done away ; 8. How shall not the miniftration of the spirit be rather glorious. 9. For if the ministration of condemnation' be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteoulness exceed in glory. 10. For even that which was made glorious, had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. it. For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious. 12. Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainnefs COr, boldness] of speech. 13. And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfaftly look to the end of that which is abolished. : 14. But their minds were a blinded: for until this day remaineth the fame vail untaken away, in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Chrift. even unto this day, when Mpses is read, the vail is upon their heart.

16. Nevertheless e when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. 17. Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18. But we all with open face, beholding as in a glass the ḥ glory of the Lord, are i changed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as * by the Spirit of the Lord [Or, of the Lord the Spirit.]

CHAP. 8. Gal. 3. 5. He therefore 16. e + Rom. 11. 23, 26. And that miniffreth to you the Spirit, and they also, if they abide not still in worketh Miracles among you, doth unbelief, shall be graffed in : for God he it by the Works of the Law, or is able to graff them in again. by the hearing of Faith?

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Afterward shall the Children of ile 13. 6. Exod. 34:33. Till Mo- 10 rael return and seek the Lord their ses had done speaking with them, God, and David their King, and he put a Vail on his Face.

shall fear the Lord and his Good † Rom. io. 4. Christ is the ness in the latter Days. End of the Law for Righteousness ft Isa. 25. 9. He will destroy in to every one chat believeth. 7 Gal.

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this Mountain the face of the co3:23. Before Faith came we were vering cast over all People, and the kepe under the Law, shut up unto Vail that is spread over all Na the Faith which should afterward's. tions. be revealed: Heb. 10. 1. The Law 18: See on s Cor. 13. 12. having a Shadow of good things to 10 Hit 2 Cor. 4. 4,6. fi Tim. 1. come, and not the very image of 11. According to the glorious Gof

pel of the blessed God. 14. " t Rom, 11. 8.

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2. But have renounced the hidden things of " * dishonesty [Gr. Shame], not walking in craftiness, nor d handling the word of God deceitfully, but by e manifestation of the truth, commending our felves to every mans conscience in the sight of God. 3. But if our gospel he hid, ; it is hid to them that are loft: 4. In whom - the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, left the light of the

glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should thine unto them. $. For we preach not our selves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and our selves 9 your servants for Jesus fáke. 6. For God who commanded the ° light to.ro thine out of darkness, * hath [Gr. is be who hatb] P shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory

of & See on 2 Cor. 3. 6.

of God. 0† 1 Cor. 7. 25. - I give my 3. 1 Cor. 1. 18. † 2 Thef, 2, Judgment as one that bach obtained See on 2. Cor. 2. 15. Mrcy of the Lord to be faithful. 4. h † Joh. 14. 30. Eph. 6.

2. • t Rom. 1. 16. I am not do 512. See on Joh. 12. 31, ftamed of the Gospel of Chrift.- f Irai 6. 10. Make the Heart

dt 2 Cor.2. 17. We are not as of this people fat, and make their many, which corrupt the Word of Ears heavy, and put their Eyes God. 2 Cor. 7. 2. Receive us: left they fee with their Eyes. we have wronged no Man, we have 10 k + 2 Cor. 3. 18. We all with corrupted no Man, we have defrauded open Face, beholding as in a Glass 10 Man. f., Thef. 2, 3, š. Our the Glory of the Lord. Exhortation was not of Deceit, nor it Phil. 3. 6. Who being in of Uncleanness, nor in Guile. Nei. the Form of God, thought it not ther at any time used we flattering 15 Robbery to be equal with God. + Joh. Words, as ye know..

f Col. 1. 15. † 2. Cor. . 11.- We are See on Joh. 14.9. made manifest unto God, and I 5. m 1 Cor. 1. 13, 23. Is Chrift. trust also, are made manifest in your divided ? was Paul crucified for Consciences. 2 Cor. 11, 6. We 20 you? or were ye baptized in the bave been throughly made manifest Name of Paul? We preach Christ among you in all things. 2 Car. crucified. 1 Cor. 2. 2. I deter. 12. 12. Truly the signs of an Apostle mined not to know any thing a. were wrought among you in all Pa. mong you, fave Jesus Christ, and tience, in Signs, and Wonders, and 25 him crucified. mighty Deeds.

n See on 2 Cor. 1. 24. 1 Cor; 9. 2.

The. Seal of 6. of Gen. 1. 3. God said, Let mine Apostleship are ye in the there be Light; and there was Lord. † 2 Cor. 5. 11.. The Words Light. above. 2 Cor. 6. 4. In all things 39 P Eph. 5. 8. Ye were sometimes approving our selves as the Minifters

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of God, in the face of Jesus Christ. 7. But we have this 9 treasure in earthen velfels, sthat the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 8. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but * not in despair [Or, not altogether without help, or, means]. 9. Persecuted, but not for saken; « cast down, buť not destroyed; io. Always bearing about in the body * the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the Life also of Jesús might be made manifest in our body. Ii. For we which live, are alway delivered unto death for Jesus fake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. 12. So then death a worketh in us, but life in you.

13. We hava ing the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I

believed, and therefore have I spoken: we also believe, and therefore speak; 14. Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus, shall raise up us also by Jesus, and thalt present us with you. .

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therefore have I spoken: I was We have also a more fure Word of so greatly afflicted. Prophecy, whereunto ye do well 14.3 + Rom. 8. 11. ti Cor. that ye take heed, aś unto a Light

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1 Cor. 3. 21. Let no Man 9 Mat. 13. 44. The Kingdom glory in Men: for all things are of Heaven is like unto Treasure 15 yours. 2 Cor. 1. 6. Whether we bid in a Field.

be afflicted, it is for your confolation

and Salvation, -or whether we 7 i Cor. 2. S. That your be comforted, it is for your ConsolaFaith should not stand in the Wife tion and Salvation. † Col.1.24.-For dom of Men, but in the Power of 20 his Bodies Sake, which is the Church. God. 2 Cor. 3. 5. - Our Sufficiency t 2 Tim. 2.10. I endure all things

for the Elies fake, that they may ..." Pfal. 37. 24. Though he also obtain the Salvation which is fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: in Christ Jefus with eternal for the Lord upholdeth him with 25 Glory.

if 2 Cor. 1.11. You also helpe 10. 2 † 2 Cor. 1. 5. See on ing together by Prayer for us,

that for the Gift bestowed upon us † Rom. 8.17.7 2 Tim. 2.11, by the Means of many. Perlons, 12. it 1 Pet. 4. 13. See on A&s 30 thanks may be given by many on our

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nacle were diffolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2. For in this we groan earnestly, defiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: 3. If fo be that "being clothed, we shall not be found naked. 4. For we that are in this tabernacle, do groan, being d burdened : not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be twallowed up of life. hath fwrought us for the self-lame thing is God, who alfo

hath 16. k Eph. 3. 16. Col. 3. demption of our Body. 10. + 1 Pet. 3. 4. See on Rom. 3. Of Rev. 3. 18. | Rev. 16 7. 12.

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et Cor. 15 .$3, $4. This coi. a t Job 4. 19. How much ruptible must put on incorruption, Jefs in them that dwell in Houses of and this mortal, must put on ima Clay, whose Foundation is in the mortality. So when this corrupti

. Duft Wifd. 9. 15. The core10 ble shall have put on incorruption, ruptible Body presseth down the and this mortal shall have put som Soul, and the eart by Tabernacle immortality, then shall be brought weigheth down the Mind that mu to pass the saying that is written seth upon many things. + 2 Cor. Death is swallowed up in Vie 4.7; We have this Treasure in 15 &ory earthen viffels.- 2 Pet. I. 13, 5. f t Ifa. 29. 23: When he fet

I think it meet as long as I am eth his Children, the work of mis in this Tabernacle, to stir you up, Hands in the midst cf him, they by putting you in remembrance : shall fan&tifie my Name, and fames Knowing that fhortly I mult put 19 the holy One of Jacob, and thall off this my Tabernacle.

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